Tuesday, March 31, 2020

More Sketch Inspiration...

I worked with a couple of FREE sketches from CTMH over the weekend and thought I'd share them with you so you can download the sketches and create!

Here's a look at the card using the MIFYH Vol. 4 - Kaleidoscope Card Pattern...

The Carolina Blue Scallop piece on the front of the card as well as this "you" on the inside are leftovers from my Everyday Moments Video Series H layout...I LOVE using all the leftovers!

Here's a look at the layout using the Magic - You Rock Pattern...


You can check out the process videos for BOTH of these projects here...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Color Challenge with H2H...

Heart 2 Heart Challenges has a NEW challenge this week and it's all about some Spring colors: Julep, Canary, Pixie and Lagoon...

Here's a look at a card I made featuring these colors as well as some Thin Cuts, These Are My People Paper and Stamp Set...

Here's a closeup of the Julep flowers and glitter gems (I feel like this color gets a little lost against that bright, cheerful Lagoon!)...the Lagoon Paper comes from the Mix-Ins from a couple of catalogs ago but it might still be available in the ONLINE ONLY section of my website...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Layout Sketch and Seas the Day...

I shared this layout sketch, Sweet Symphony, from the Imagine How-To Book (you can download it below). I used the NEW Seas the Day collection for these beachy photos and BOTH the scrapbooking and cardmaking stamp sets with Thin Cuts!

Here's a look at the layout without photos...
And, here is what it looks like with photos (I'll add strip journaling in the bottom left) along with a closeup of the shaker element. The title was cut using our NEW Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts and I just LOVE the bold letters in the Sapphire Cardstock!

Here is a little process video if you'd like to go see how easy this layout comes together, with the help of the sketch!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Everyday Moments Cricut Collection Video Series - G...

It's time for another video showcasing the NEW Everyday Moments Cricut Collection from CTMH.

We are at the letter "G" in the A-Z Video Series...here's a look...

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Card Sketch and Yesterday & Today...

I don't know about you but I LOVE to kick off my creativity with sketches!

This is a card sketch I shared with my FB VIP Group and I thought I would share here as well. If you're stuck at home and have some down-time, grab this sketch and your favorite paper and stamps and make a card to uplift someone's spirits...even if it's your own!

And, if you want to check out the process video, you can do so my visiting my YouTube Channel...

Saturday, March 21, 2020

These are my People...

This exclusive collection is designed to help you document special moments and memories with all the people who mean the most to you, from your family and besties to everyone else you would consider your people!
The These Are My People Cut Above® kit features 6″ × 8″ pre-printed base pages that you can decorate with die-cuts and stickers to create an entire album focused on the people who bring joy to your life. It also includes a custom SVG file you can use to decorate the cover of your album when you’re done with it!

You can create even more artwork featuring these designs using the These Are My People paper packet and the coordinating stamp set, My Acrylix® Love These People. We’ve even assembled a workshop kit containing paper, stamps, cardstock and more, available to you at a 20% discount!

or you can purchase just the CUTE paper and Sticker Sheet...

Here is a VERY SHORT video showing you how EASY it is to put together the Cut Above 6x8 Album. Don't forget to purchase an Everyday Life 6x8 Album to house all your layouts!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Forever Craft Friends with the Creative Design Team & Everyday Moments...

If you think you've missed the F in my Everyday Moments A-Z Video Series...never fear - it is a little disguised! 

I joined my crafty girls in our Creative Design Team and we all took the same key - Forever Friends - from the Everyday Moments Cricut Collection and showed our take on it.

Go check it out as well as all the other girls and their projects...there are some pretty awesome layouts...ALL from the same key!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Thinking of You with a Vintage feel...

It's another Monday which means the girls over on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog have a NEW Challenge for you and this week's challenge is...

I made this card using the Yesterday & Today line from CTMH as well as the You Make Me Happy Operation Smile stamp set...
I took the Thin Cut frame from the Yesterday & Today Scrapbooking Stamp Set and dry-embossed it using my die cut machine (the method of doing this will vary depending on which diecut machine you own). After I got the raised embossed image, I took a sanding block and lightly sanded over the raised parts, creating this end result...

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you'll head on over to the H2H Challenge Blog and see what the other DT Members created. And, I hope you'll play along with us and this VINTAGE FEEL challenge!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Distressed Much - Technique Blog Hop...

Well...this week has been BUSY...don't you think! I have been holed up in my CRAFT ROOM creating FUN things with the NEW Product from CTMH!

And...I got to create a pretty card for the DISTRESSED MUCH Technique Blog Hop featuring artwork from 15 CTMH Consultants. If you're coming from the very talented, Carrie, you're on the right track...if you're starting here, WELCOME! You will hop around until you get back to where you started and if you get lost along the way, please visit Melissa's Blog for a complete list.

I made a 6x8 scrapbook page that will go into any of our 6x8 Everyday Life Albums. using the Yesterday & Today line. Here is a look at the completed page....

I used SEVERAL distressing techniques, all detailed below:

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is my very good friend and line leader - Melissa!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Everyday Moments Cricut Collection Video Series - C...

I am moving right along with my Everyday Moments Video Series featuring the NEW Cricut Collection from CTMH!

Here is a look at the project for the Letter C using the Celebrate Layout key. I took a two-page layout and made a 6x6 mini-album with an handmade cover.

As always, I included my Design Space file for you in the description of my YouTube video below. As long as you have the Everyday Moments Cricut Collection, you can use the file to recreate this project...all the sizing is done for you!

Don't forget to check out ALL the videos in the series, as I added some tassels to the cover of my 6x6 album after I posted the video. You'll want to watch how to make these CUTE little embellishments using images that comes with the Celebrate Layout key.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A Cardmaking Kit Worth Your While with CTMH...


A Cardmaking Kit Worth Your While!

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Calling all card makers (and want to be card makers)! Our new Craft with Heart™ cardmaking kit is out and ready to ship to your door! This DIY subscription box is bursting with beautiful pre-printed card bases, die-cuts, and stickers, as well as silver star-shaped confetti, shaker window foam and acetate pieces, a stamp block, a mini ink pad, and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set! ~Swoon!~
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The January–April 2020 subscription box comes with all of the materials you need to create a set of 24 gorgeous handmade cards, 2 each of the 12 unique designs shown below. An inspirational guide included in this crafty box not only shows you how to assemble each of the cards but also offers ideas on which stamp sentiments to use with each card.
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If you’re a busy seasoned card maker or someone who’s been hesitant to give this personalized craft a try, the Craft with Heart program is especially wonderful because anyone who puts just a teensy bit of effort can successfully create stunning artwork quickly and with ease.
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Keep up with all the occasions life brings your way with one of our Craft with Heart™ subscriptions. You choose whether you’d like your subscription to renew every 4 months or, for a better value, once a year. For a closer look at all of our Craft with Heart™ options, visit our website, HERE. Remember, this cardmaking subscription box is only available through the end of April. A new box, with a new set of cards and designs, will be available beginning May 1st!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March/April New Product Blog Hop...

There's a new guy in town and it's a BEAUTY!!!

We are hopping through the pages of the March-April 2020 Catalog, featuring NEW Artwork from 21 CTMH Consultants.

It's a round-robin hop which means if you are coming from Miss Carrie's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping through until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If you get lost along the way, you can always head on over to Melinda's Blog to get the complete list!

I decided to do a 4x4 card featuring two stamp sets - Unicorn Dreams & Thin Cuts and the NEW After the Rain M-Size stamp set which is SUPER AFFORDABLE and CUTE! I coupled it with the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts, Gold Loose Sequins and the Mix-In Paper Packet...

Here's a look at the inside using a sentiment from the Unicorn Dreams...

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Wendy's Blog...head on over there and see what she has to share!

Here is a process video showing how easy this little card came together...

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Everyday Moments Cricut Collection - A thru Z Video Series - B....

The next video in my Everyday Moments A-Z Video Series is up and it features the Doily Single Page image. I have deleted some of the images as well as resized to be a BRIDAL card, fitting in line with the next letter in this video series.

Go check it out!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Everyday Moments Cricut Collection - A thru Z Video Series - A...

CMTH has a NEW Cricut Collection and I have started a video series walking you through several projects, in the collection, from A-Z.

With this collection, you can create using images suited for everyday moments that are grouped together to make completing layouts and cards SUPER SIMPLE AND EASY!

This Cricut Collection is ideal for cads, scrapbook pages and more!

I will be using my Cricut Maker for these projects but any Cricut Explore family machine can be used as long as you own the Everyday Moments Collection!

Here is the first video in the series featuring the ADVENTURE key...don't forget to head on over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe so you will be the 1st to see all the videos in this series as well as some other crafty videos!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Fancy Folds - Creative Design Team Video Collab...

The Creative Design Team is back with another video collaboration featuring FANCY FOLDS!

I had an idea in my mind after working with flip flaps on a scrapbooking layout so I set out to create a card using my CTMH Cricut Collections.

Here's a look at the card...

the card has a LOT of patterns going on - the butterfly is made using the Mix-Ins and the Holographic Paper. The striped card front is from Seas the Day which is our NEW beachy line but you can't tell from this bold striped pattern!
When you slide the butterfly (cut from the Artbooking Cricut Collection), you get a peek at another patterned paper from the Mix-Ins line...that Smoothie Watercolor and Peach butterflies go perfectly together with the striped Seas the Day pattern on the front...
Fully unfolded you see the sweet little girl and sentiment from the NEW Spreading Sunshine stamp set...I left her uncolored so not to take away from the pretty butterfly background!

I hope you'll go check out my YouTube process video where I'll show you how to make your own FANCY FOLDS card...and you can check out the other UBER TALENTED Creative Design Team.

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and sign up for notifications while you're there..oh, and grab the Design Space File for this card in the description of my video!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Craft with Heart Layout Subscription - Jan thru April 2020...

Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. 

If you're not a "scrapbooker" we also have the Craft with Heart Card Subscription which includes everything you need to make 24 cards, including a stamp set, acrylic block, mini-ink pad and embellishments!

Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. Cardmaking kits also include exclusive stamp sets and mini ink pads you can use for a truly personal look.

🗹 For those of you lacking time
🗹 For those of you who struggle with creativity
🗹 For those of you on a budget

Craft with Heart is for YOU!

There are three different pricing options for the Layout Subscription, all of which are super affordable!

Here is an unboxing video showing you the kits for January thru April 2020.

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel so you will be notified when I post videos using these kits (one is coming tomorrow).