Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cropping at Gretchen's

Saturday, January 7th
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Contact me if you are interested in attending!
  • Location:  Chili, NY.  Contact me for directions.
  • Space for 10 people, 2 per 6' table.
  • Crop space is in my basement, so stairs are a necessary evil.  I would be happy to help you carry your supplies up and down.
  • Feel free to use my refrigerator and microwave or oven to prepare snacks/meals.  There is no coffee maker - bring your own prepared coffee if you need the caffeine.
  • $10 crop fee includes a make-n-take project.
  • Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Feel free to invite friends!


Friday, December 16, 2016

Color Dare #224 - Willow, Cranberry, Crystal Blue + 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 #224 - Willow, Cranberry, Crystal Blue + White Daisy


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!


#ColorMyHeart  #ColorDare  #CTMH  #gstumme

Friday, December 2, 2016

Color Dare #222 - Metallic Mix

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 #222 - Metallic Mix



  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Frosted Workshop Stamp Set - Retired
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2805)
  • Silver Glitter Paper (Z3239)
  • Rose Gold Foil Tape (Z3218)
  • Gold Sequins (Z2012)
  • Sparkles (Z3274)




  • Color My Heart Design Team Call

    Before you make your own Metallics project, I have some exciting news to share with you! Color My Heart is ready to add some new Designers to the Color Dare challenge blog.  Is this something that appeals to you?


    Would you be excited about:
    • Using Close to My Heart products in creating on a regular basis?
    • Creating one project and posting it to your blog every other week (twice a month)?
    • Commenting on assigned entry #'s on weeks you submit a project? (Fellow DT members also appreciate comments)
    • Voting for favorite entries every week?
    • Becoming part of our Color Dare DT Facebook group where we plan and communicate with each other?
    • Donating an occasional "prize" for our monthly prize winners?

    NO PREVIOUS DESIGN TEAM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

    If you can say "yes" to all the above then we would love to hear from you.  We are asking for a six month commitment to run from January 2017 to June 2017 which may be extended if you wish to stay longer.

    To apply--write DT after your challenge entry AND email Marie (AKA NJ Stamping Queen) at mflayer at comcast dot net.  Applications will close at the end of Color Dare challenge #223 or on December 16, 2016.

    Hope you will consider joining the team!  Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge and the design team.


    #ColorMyHeart  #ColorDare  #CTMH  #gstumme

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Mini Album Sale

    Create a mini album this holiday season with one of our great bundle deals.  Mini albums are perfect to highlight a special event and make great gifts.  Shop Now!


    Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle | CC1197
    Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95
    • Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean
    • #Life™ Cards—Enjoy
    • #Life™ Overlays—Black
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4"
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2"

    Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198
    Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95
    • Instalife™ Album—Blush
    • #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous
    • #Life™ Overlays—Gold
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4"
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2"

    Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198
    Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95
    • Instalife™ Album—Blush
    • #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous
    • #Life™ Overlays—Gold
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4"
    • Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2"

    Adventure Mini Album Bundle (6" x 8") | CC1199
    Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95
    • Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes
    • My Crush® Adventure Calls
    • Memory Protectors™ 6" × 8"

    Adventure Mini Album Bundle (4" x 6") | CC1200
    Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95
    • Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes
    • My Crush® Adventure Calls
    • Memory Protectors™ 4" × 6"

    Adventure Mini Album Bundle (3" x 4") | CC1201
    Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95
    • Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes
    • My Crush® Adventure Calls
    • Memory Protectors™ 3" × 4"

    December Stamp of the Month - Thoughtful Flowers

    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.





    #ctmh  #gstumme

    Sunday, November 27, 2016

    Cyber Monday Sale - 30% off Cricut Cartridges!

    Monday only, get 30% off a Cricut Collection
    when you spend $30 on Close To My Heart products!
    Happy Shopping!


    There's no limit — you can get one collection
    with every $30 you spend!


      (Sale runs Monday, November 28th, 3 a.m. EST - Tuesday, November 29th, 2:59 EST.)



    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Cropping at Gretchen's

    Saturday, December 17th
    11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


    Contact me if you are interested in attending!
    • Location:  Chili, NY.  Contact me for directions.
    • Space for 10 people, 2 per 6' table.
    • Crop space is in my basement, so stairs are a necessary evil.  I would be happy to help you carry your supplies up and down.
    • Feel free to use my refrigerator and microwave or oven to prepare snacks/meals.  There is no coffee maker - bring your own prepared coffee if you need the caffeine.
    • $10 crop fee includes a make-n-take project.
    • Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Feel free to invite friends!


    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Black Friday Starts Now

    For the next 24 hours, you have the opportunity to purchase themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes  have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! All mystery boxes are while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone!  http://gstumme.closetomyheart.com

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Get Ready for Our Black Friday Sale

    For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 2:00 am (EST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone! http://gstumme.closetomyheart.com/

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    CD #220 - Pomegranate, Saffron, Poppy, New England Ivy + Colonial White

    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.


    CD #220 - Pomegranate, Saffron, Poppy, New England Ivy + Colonial White



    Supplies used:
    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!


    #ColorMyHeart  #ColorDare  #CTMH  #gstumme

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    New Thin Cuts!

    Introducing our new Thin Cuts to coordinate with our stamp sets:

    Swirly Seashells:   Stamps - C1664     Thin Cuts - CC1155


    Sweet Birthday:  Stamps - B1532   Thin Cuts CC1556







    School Kids:  Stamps - B1532   Thin Cuts CC1558


    #ctmh   #gstumme   #thincuts

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    Color Dare #218 - Ruby, New England Ivy, Whisper & Colonial White

    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 #218 - Ruby, New England Ivy, Whisper & Colonial White


    Supplies used:
    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, November 2, 2016

    Cropping at Gretchen's - November 12th

    Saturday, November 12th
    11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


    Contact me if you are interested in attending!
    • Location:  Chili, NY.  Contact me for directions.
    • Space for 10 people, 2 per 6' table.
    • Crop space is in my basement, so stairs are a necessary evil.  I would be happy to help you carry your supplies up and down.
    • Feel free to use my refrigerator and microwave or oven to prepare snacks/meals.  There is no coffee maker - bring your own prepared coffee if you need the caffeine.
    • $10 crop fee includes a make-n-take project.
    • Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Feel free to invite friends!


    Cropping at Gretchen's - November 26th

    Saturday, November 26th
    11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


    Contact me if you are interested in attending!
    • Location:  Chili, NY.  Contact me for directions.
    • Space for 10 people, 2 per 6' table.
    • Crop space is in my basement, so stairs are a necessary evil.  I would be happy to help you carry your supplies up and down.
    • Feel free to use my refrigerator and microwave or oven to prepare snacks/meals.  There is no coffee maker - bring your own prepared coffee if you need the caffeine.
    • $10 crop fee includes a make-n-take project.
    • Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Feel free to invite friends!

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Save on Happy, Happy Christmas Projects

    Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products.

    Step #1 - Chose on of our featured 12" x 12" album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! 

    Step #2 - Choose from the additional products to create beautiful d├ęcor gift items or even a mini album! Nothing makes a happy, happy Christmas like holiday crafts!  Shop Now!


    #ctmh  #gstumme

    New Year's Cheer - November 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.






    #ctmh  #gstumme

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Color Dare #216 - Poppy, Goldrush, Canary, Fern, Peacock, Glacier + Whisper, Slate and 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 #216 - Poppy, Goldrush, Canary, Fern, Peacock, Glacier + Whisper, Slate and White Daisy White Daisy

    This week's challenge inspired me to make two different cards with our fun watercolor paints.  For the first card I created a rainbow wash background.  For the second, I loaded my paintbrush with the different paint colors and splattered them on the background.

  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929)
  • Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
  • Paintbrush Set (Z3188)
  • Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
  • Dizzy Circles Stamp Set (C1610) - Retired
  • Slate Ink Pad (Z2873)


  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Peacock Cardstock (X5776)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929)
  • Canary Cardstock (X5772)
  • Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
  • Paintbrush Set (Z3188)
  • Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
  • Dizzy Circles Stamp Set (C1610) - Retired
  • Slate Ink Pad (Z2873)
  • Poppy Ink Pad (Z2852)

  • 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!


    #ColorMyHeart  #ColorDare  #CTMH  #gstumme

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    2017 Planner Bundles Now Available!

    Hard to believe, but it's time to get organized for 2017.  Our beautiful new planner pages include monthly and weekly calendars, designs you can color, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips.

    Purchase the pages alone or with a gorgeous new binder - Sea Glass or Stripes.  Your schedule deserves a new look for the new year.  Shop Now!

    Check out the cool coloring pages:





    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Color Dare #214 - Thistle, Pear, Black &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 #214 - Thistle, Pear, Black &White Daisy


    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!


    #ColorMyHeart  #ColorDare  #CTMH  #gstumme

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Yuletide Joy - October 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.





    #ctmh   #gstumme

    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Kindness Stamps - Available Only in September

    Close to My Heart is celebrating kindness this National Stamping Month.  You too can spread a little kindness by creating cards with these wonderful messages.  Check out all the fun supplies available only during September.  Shop Now!











    The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone!



     #createkindness  #ctmh  #gstumme