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Friday, July 15, 2016

Picture My Life Fun

Welcome to the July CTMH Technique Blog Hop featuring our Picture My Life cards or what many refer to as packet scrapbooking! This month we have 10 consultants participating and they will be featuring the PML cards in a variety of creative manners.

If you are here from Janna's Blog then you are on the right track!

For my project this month I created a 2 page layout using the PML cards that come in our paper packs.  I chose to use the Calypso sheet (this is what it looks like in the kit, then you just simply have to cut apart the cards):

So I used these cards along with some beach pictures to preserve some precious memories:

If I am honest, I wasn't crazy about the PML cards to begin with; however, the more I use them the more I love them! And what's even better is it makes scrapbooking fast & easy. I put these two pages together in less than 30 minutes! I also used a few sequins and some of the black overlay cards (the hearts and the Life is Good) to add some extra dimension to the pages!

Black overlay cards

Check out all of our pocket scrapbooking supplies by visiting my website.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Now hop on over to Melissa's Blog for another amazing Picture My Life creation.  You can also find the full list participants on her blog as well.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Magical Workshop Video Tutorials

I love how CTMH is now doing video tutorials of the Workshop Your Way kits! This kit is perfect for all those Disney and other theme park photos you took this summer as well as many other memories.

Watch how simple these layouts are to put together then visit my website to order your very own Magical kit today.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Magical

Welcome to this month's Magical Blog Hop hosted by the Heartfelt Sentiments Team! Our paper pack this month is perfect for all those theme parks photos as well as many other magical creations.

If you are here from Katy's Blog then you are on the right track. 

I am planning on using this paper pack to create some layouts of my first Disney trip with my grandbabies but I am not going to be doing that until later this year.  So until then, I decided to make this magical birthday card! 

This paper pack along with the compliments, embellishments and an M-size birthday wishes stamp allowed me to make this fun card in less than 15 minutes! Yes - less than 15 minutes.  (I have a confession - I bought a card the other day from the store and paid $5 and it wasn't nearly as cute as anything I could have made - so I said then that I will make cards from now on and that means I need to be able to make them quick!) Thank you CTMH!!!!!!


Now hop on  over to Melissa's Blog for another magical creation as well as the list of all the participants.

Visit my website today to get your very own Magical paper pack so you can start creating!!!! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Color Your World

Welcome to this month's technique hop where we are featuring "coloring". Close to My Heart has quite a few stamp sets that allow for coloring which is very popular trend right now. So hop through all 11 of our blogs to see how you can "color" with colored pencils, markers, watercolor paints, or possibly even some paper pieces.

If you are here from Jen's Messy Studio then you are on the right track.

For my creation, I chose to make a card highlighting the Calypso paper pack along with the Word Balloons stamp set from the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

I chose to add some color by using different pieces of the paper pack as well as added color to the stamped image using 3 different watercolors. And finally I added some more color with the shimmer trim - the yellow and pink were made by using our ShinHan markers on the white shimmer trim tape. I love how we can make any color shimmer tape we want by using our markers!


Now hop on over to Melissa's Blog for another amazing creation as well as the complete list of participants.

Contact me today to find out how you can start Coloring Your World!!!!


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summertime Layouts

The Calypso paper pack from Close to My Heart is perfect for preserving all your summertime memories.  With the Calypso workshop kit you will get all the supplies you need to make these awesome layouts:

And here are links & videos to step by step tutorials on how to make these layouts:

Cutting Guide

Layouts 1 - 3 above:

4th Layout using the Project My Life Cards

Contact me today to order your very own Calypso workshop kit so that you can treasure your summer photos for a lifetime!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

World’s Best Accordion Card for Father’s Day

How about a fun new Father's Day card that will sure to be a hit!!!

Contact me today to get what you need to do to make this great Father's Day card!


Sunday, June 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Calypso

Welcome to our Blog Hop this month where we are featuring the Calypso pack in our artwork.  

If you are coming from Katy's Blog, you are on the right track.  You can find a complete list of participants at Melissa's Blog.

I am trying to get a good stash of birthday cards and when I saw this paper I knew I wanted to make at least one birthday card from it.  I love how it turned out!!!!

I also wanted to use one of our Cricut cartridges that will soon be retiring at the end of July as well as one of our M size stamps (which are only $2.95).  The cupcake is cut from the Artiste cartridge using 2 of the patterned papers from the Calypso pack as well as a piece of chocolate yardstick for the base! Chocolate cupcakes are my favorite!!! I then used the balloon stamp from the coordinating stamp set that comes with the Artiste cartridge to add to the card as well. 

Oh and the sprinkles are courtesy of our ShinHan markers.

Now hop on over to Cathy's Blog for another fun and amazing Calypso creation!!!!

Contact me today to get your very own Calypso paper pack or any of the other supplies featured above!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Times Blog Hop

Welcome to a special edition blog hop!!!

For this blog hop, we are featuring the National Scrapbooking Month special paper pack - Happy Times! 
Happy Times is only available for the rest of this month, so sit back and hop through to see some amazing creations featuring this beautiful and fun paper pack! 

If you are here from Katy's Blog then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can see a full list of the participants at Melissa's Blog.

For my project, I created 6 cards using a card workshop available when you get the Happy TImes kit. the step by step instructions shows you how to make 12 cards, but I was only able to get 6 of them done since I have been at a conference in Orlando all week.  However, I did create these 6 cards one evening in the hotel room.  

I absolutely love the colors featured in these papers - Magenta, Mint, Orange, Fern, Canary, Pink & Gold!!! I can't wait to get my second kit in so I can make the layouts that are featured in the workshop guide from CTMH!

Now hop on over to Cathy's Blog for another amazing creation!

Happy Times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60 USD / $70 CAD, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 USD  with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95 USD. Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook.

Contact me to get your paper packet or visit my website and place your order today!!! For anyone who places an order that qualifies them for a FREE Happy Times packet, I will send you a FREE ink of your choice as well as the instructions for the layout and card workshops.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Picture My Life Watercolor Cards and Waterbrushes

This just in: Picture My Life™ cards and Waterbrushes to really customize your PML Albums, Everyday Life™ Planner, and more. Take a look at this video for a few inspirations on what you can do with these fun new products.

Contact me today to get your very watercolor supplies!!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month - Happy Times

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has designed a special paper and stamp set called Happy Times. These items are only available for the month of May, so hurry and snatch them while you can! Remember, with a qualifying purchase, you can get the paper packet for FREE! Contact me today to find out more. For more Happy Times artwork inspiration, follow CTMH on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our blog at


Friday, April 15, 2016

Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month there are 13 of us participating by featuring creations that use the Resist technique. Resisting occurs when you use a medium of some kind (clear embossing ink, embossing powder, embossing pen)  that “resists” or blocks an area from receiving another medium. 

If you are here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Melissa's Blog for a complete list of all the participants. 

For my creation, I am featuring a layout that I created as part of a team training featuring our Kaleidoscope kit & Diamonds are Forever stamp set.

The resist here that is shown in the images below were created by using the sentiments form the "Diamonds are Forever" stamp set that were 'inked' with clear embossing ink. After stamping it on the paper, I covered it in clear embossing powder then used our craft heater to set the embossing powder. As a final step, I used our watercolor paints to color over the sentiment - but as you can see, the stamped image 'resisted' the paint!!!!

I can't wait to get some pictures from Easter printed to add to this layout! If you would like to order your own supplies so you can start resisting, contact me today or visit my website!

Now hop on over to Helen's Blog for another amazing Resist project!!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Why I Love Being on This CTMH Team!

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Team special blog hop! For this blog hop we are going to be sharing why we love Close to My Heart and why we love this team!!!!

If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track. I hope you enjoy reading all of our stories and that you will be inspired to join us!

Wow I am not even sure where to begin! I am going to start out by telling you just a few reasons why I love CTMH:

  • Amazing products that are all coordinated to match - from paper packs to inks to embellishments and everything in between

  • CTMH has a "Let Me Show You" philosophy by providing how-to books and workshop guides this helps the non-creative person like me create fantastic projects!!!)

  • Cricut cartridges that come with coordinating stamp sets (we now have 5!!!)

  •  High quality products for a very reasonable price (and as a consultant we get a discount and incentives!!!!)
Here are just a few projects I have created over the last few months. You can explore my blog to see even more!

If you are still not convinced that CTMH is an amazing company, take a few minutes to watch this video:

So now I want to tell you why I love the Heartfelt Sentiments Team led by Melissa Robinson! Our team is so much more than just a team -- we are family. Our team consists of sisters from several states whom many of them have never met face-to-face. However, we are one! Not only do we share our creative ideas but we also share in our personal joys and sorrows as well! I know that I can reach out the my Heartfelt Sentiments Sisters at anytime and get help, suggestions and encouragement on scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting and life in general!!!!

Our team leader, Melissa, is amazing! She is not only a fabulous lady but she is an awesome leader! She is so giving of her time and her creative ideas. I know without a doubt that I can send her a message or even call her at anytime and she will respond! For her, being the leader of this team is not just about a business, it's about the relationship she has with each and every one of us!

And I love getting birthday cards from my heartfelt sisters:

And for the month of April, CTMH has an amazing deal for you to join with us!

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get: 

  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards 

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!  So what are you waiting for --- contact me or any of the Heartfeltt Sentiment team members to get signed on.

Now hop on over to Katy's Blog to read all about her why!