Monday, August 22, 2016

Have you received yours yet?

Have you received your new 2016-2017 Close To My Heart Idea book yet?  If not, I have one for you:) Please contact me to make arrangements for delivery.  Here is a preview of what you can expect to find in the catalog:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Retiring List

Click on the following links to see what is due to retire and when.  Remember, these are only available while supplies last.  Don't miss out, order place your order today!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

STAMP OF THE MONTH Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5 USD / $6 CAD.

StampsInnovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. 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.  Click HERE to visit my site

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH—HAPPY TIMES Celebrate Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps!

Happy Times
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 / $17.75 CAD with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95 USD / $21.25 CAD. 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 for more details.
*Offer valid May 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT)–May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Watercolor Polaroid by Wendy Coffman

My upline,Wendy Coffman, created the following card from this months stamp of the month (April 2016 - Life in Pictures).  I couldn't resist sharing it with you!!!  We will be recreating this card at my workshop in Deer Park, WA  on April 26th at the St. Mary Presentation Catholic church.  Please RSVP to me 509.993.7237... all are welcome.

From Wendy:
Watercolor Polaroid SOTM Card
Happy Monday, Stampin' Friends! I had a little fun with my watercolors today for the new sketch over atAtlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
I masked off the edges on the top of my card with washi tape and stamped on one of the camera images using second generation Lagoon Ink. Then I went back in with full Lagoon ink to add the CLICK! sentiment. When I peeled off the washi it had preserved that nice crisp white edge around my card.
I stamped the Polaroid onto some watercolor paper and filled in the photo with my watercolor paints. I free handed the heart image in the center, choosing to blend some green and yellow watercolors to get the right green to go along with this week's Color Throwdown challenge. When it dried then I stamped the sentiment over the top with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

Shared from the Clos to my Heart Blog

Mixing & Matching Magic

by Close To My Heart
Each Close To My Heart paper packet has its own theme, feel, and color scheme, which makes creating cohesive artwork a breeze! But at its heart, each packet is made up of beautiful, individual patterned papers that can be used together in all kinds of combinations.
Today we’re going to expand your horizon, invite you to try something new, get you out of your comfort zone, and all that jazz—because we’re going to share you with you three different approaches to mixing our paper packets together!
Tips for mixing scrapbook papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #papercrafting #cards #memorykeeping
This card is wearing Zoe, Kaleidoscope, and Georgie.
Approach #1: Invent your own color scheme and choose papers that fit. For this card, we chose pastel colors. Light pinks, blues, greens, and yellows from several different paper packets all work together in this cheery card.
Tips for mixing scrapbook papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #papercrafting #cards #memorykeeping
This page is wearing Zoe, Urban, Georgie, and Kaleidoscope.
Approach #2: Choose papers that are different tones of the same color and then add one or two accent colors. Here, we have all sorts of blues—Glacier, Juniper, and Peacock—accented by Pear and Gypsy papers.
Tips for mixing scrapbook papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #papercrafting #cards #memorykeeping
This layout is wearing Georgie, Kaleidoscope, and Zoe.
Approach #3: Pair up different papers based on a shared color tone. In this example, we started with a paper we really liked—this Juniper one from the Georgie paper packet. The little Canary dots on our Georgie paper inspired us to pair it with the bright Canary paper from the Kaleidoscope paper packet. They make a beautiful duo, don’t they?
What are your favorite paper packets to combine? Tell us in the comments below!
5 ½" x 4 ¼" Birthday Cheer Card
Wishes: Simplicity™ (rotated)
B1506 My Acrylix® Little Presents, X7197B Zoe Paper Packet, X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection
Cricut® Shapes*:
¾" Shape <v> (p. 34)
2" and 2 ¼" Shape <Christms> (p. 48)
12" x 12" Hugs & Kisses Page
Reflections: Main Frame—Backdrop
E1030 My Acrylix® Handwritten Print, X7197B Zoe Paper Packet, X7204B Urban Paper Packet, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, X7197C Zoe Complements, Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment, Thread
12" x 12" Family Layout
D1644 My Acrylix® The Authentic Life, B1482 My Acrylix® My Story, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, X7179 Zoe Paper Packet, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3105 Fundamental Assortment Gold, Z3165 Fundamental Stickers Whimsy Pack, X7203C Georgie Complements
* Real Dial Size

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Stamp of the Month: Smile! These vintage cameras along with fun sentiments are perfect for so many things...scrapbook pages, cards, and even home decor!
This set is only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you order (before shipping and tax). Order $100, get 2...and so on. When ordering on my website you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out.