Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Anything Goes

Heart 2 Heart's final April Challenge is Anything Goes.  I can make any project I'd like, as long as it includes CTMH products.  In some ways this kind of challenge is easy because there are no requirements.  In other ways it's the hardest of all because there's no starting point.  You are on your own to create something wonderful.

I've been creating a lot of artwork this month to demonstrate the beauty of pocket card scrapbooking and CTMH's Picture My Life collections.  I made this colorful page to to display on my Designed D├ęcor Flip Stand Album (Z1896).  I used a card from the Hopscotch PML set and paper from the Hopscotch Paper Pack.  I hope you enjoy it!


Be sure to check out Heart 2 Heart - they always have fun challenges and the entries are beautiful!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Blossom Display Workshop

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Saturday, May 9th - 1:00 p.m.
$32



We'll use the beautiful new Blossom paper packet to make this fun display piece, perfect for celebrating spring.
Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above dates?  Contact me for more options!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2-in-1 Journal Workshop

This fun journal is 2 books in 1.  When you fill up one side, just flip it over and start again.  Or use both sides at once for different purposes.  The possibilities are endless!  The bindings are hand-sewn - you'll learn an easy method to create your own.

Session #1 - Creating the Journal
      Saturday, June 20th - 1:00 p.m. - $15


Session #2 - Decorating the Pages
      Saturday, June 27th - 1:00 p.m. - $18

You can take just Session #1, if you'd like to create a blank journal, or both sessions, if you'd like a decorated book ready to fill with photos and ephemera.  Either way, you will be able to choose the color of your pages (I used black).  In Session #2, you will choose your own paper collection.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Color Dare #138 - Smoothie, Sunset, Canary, Pear, Juniper & White Daisy

Welcome to Color Dare Challenges from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute.



Color Dare #138 - Smoothie, Sunset, Canary, Pear, Juniper & White Daisy



Happy Everything (D1653) is another great stamp set from Seasonal Expressions 2.  It has the added bonus of being an Operation Smile stamp set.  When you purchase this set Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile.  Contact me to order you set and help put a smile on a child's face!
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Blossom Display Workshop & Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Not only am I teaching a workshop to create this beautiful display piece, I am also entering the artwork into this week's Heart to Heart Challenge - Checkerboards.  A crafting friend saw this photo and recommended the challenge for me, so thank you Jody!

Check out Heart 2 Heart - they always have fun challenges and the entries are beautiful!

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Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop!

Saturday, May 9th - 1:00 p.m.

$32



We'll use the beautiful new Blossom paper packet to make this fun display piece, perfect for celebrating spring.  Let me know ASAP if you'd like to take this workshop so I can have the needed supplies on hand.

Are you interested in making the project but can't make the above dates?  Contact me for more options!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Dare #136 - Pixie, Colonial White, Slate & Silver

Welcome to Color Dare Challenges from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute.



Color Dare #136 - Pixie, Colonial White, Slate & Silver


There are so many beautiful stamp sets in the new Seasonal Expressions 2. Wavy Blooms (D1651) is just one of them.  Be sure to check them all out!
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 is Live!

Starting today you can order from Seasonal Expressions 2.  You won't want to miss the fabulous new:
  • Paper packets & coordinating accessories
  • Workshops-on-the-Go
  • Picture My Life collections
  • Exclusive Hostess Rewards
  • Sequins
  • Washi Tape
  • Organizing Bags
  • My Crush Books
  • Scrapbooks
  • Enamel Shapes
  • Twine
  • and many, many Stamp sets!  
Start shopping now!

Deal of the Day

Love a great deal?  How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about?  Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount.  To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)!  Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay!  Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 5 pm EDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early!  Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

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Typed Note – April 2015 Stamp of the Month

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.



Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.  Shop Now!