Friday, May 18, 2018

June's Virtual Card Class

Join me each month for online class to create 2 different cards!  I will show you stamping techniques and other hints.  Also you will get to see other examples of cards that you can create with your stamp and the supplies in your kit!

What are the benefits of doing this on-line class?
  1. Have luxury of doing a card class when it is convenient for YOU!!  
  2. No pressure of getting your cards finished in a certain amount of time.
  3. Have a question?  Re-watch the video at any time!  Ask questions! I'll be there to answer because I'm always checking into the classroom!
  4. Learn a new technique each month.

Here are details on how this class will work:
  • You will receive a workshop kit in the mail from me with full directions, 12 cards and envelopes, card pieces and accents. Your paper will be pre-cut - This will be a bonus for you and will save you time!  No more fear of making the wrong cut! 
  • In addition to your kit, you will receive an extra surprise goodie!
  • I will post a list of ink colors you will need (2-3 each month). You will have the option to add one or more to your order.  
  • A FACEBOOK GROUP CLASSROOM has be created for the summer session and you can join once I have confirmed your participation. Once you are confirmed (payment received) I will send you a link to join the class (starting May 1). This will be a closed group that is only available to those attending the class. I will post a video on the 15th of each month walking you through how to stamp and create the techniques for each of the cards shown above. I will also show examples of additional cards so that you can create different looks for your cards.
  • The monthly fee for each class is $28. Remember - this INCLUDES pre-cut paper and cardstock, a stamp, accents, and an extra goodie! This also includes tax and shipping to you - Priority Mail so that you will get is as soon as I have prepped your kit!
What if you love to cut your own paper?

No Problem!  You can go to my website and order the uncut kit!  It will come with the same amount of cards, accents and stamp!  You will still be able to join my class!  When you order the kit, just send me and email to request the link to the class.  I'll send you the link and you can request to join!

Here is the Kit for June:

When you choose the kit option from me, your paper and cardstock will be pre-cut.  You will receive the stamp set shown above, Bronze Sequins, and 12 Cards and Envelopes.  

The ink colors needed for this kit are:  Glacier, New England Ivy and Charcoal 
(Add $9 for one, $18 for two or $27 for all three colors)

Other Tools and blocks needed:   
Blocks: 2 x 6 1/2, 2 x 3 1/2 and 3 x 3

If you prefer to order your own kit and cut your paper, you may go to my website and order.  
Order Your UNCUT Kit:  In My Heart WYW Kit  

Use the drop down box to order your June kit. You may choose to purchase just the kit, or select an option that includes one two or three inks.   Order by June 1.

Be sure to add the desired ink colors in your message when ordering ink.

June Virtual Card Class

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Have you had a chance to check out our newest Seasonal Expressions?  Today our blog hoppers are featuring products from this new book!  This hop will be fun. I can't wait to see what everyone has created. If you came here from Jean McNulty's blog, you are on the right track! The hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you have visited everyone's blog!  In case you get lost you can find the entire list of hoppers HERE.  

When I first looked at the new SE2 catalog, there was one layout that I just fell in LOVE with.  So I decided to create a layout using the Beautiful Friendship paper and Coordinating Cardstock pack.  Here is the page from Seasonal Inspirations that inspired my layout:

I loved the stamped flowers behind the pictures.  So I recreated this same stamping technique using Pattern #11 from our Make It From Your Heart Vol 3.  Here is my version:

The Beautiful Friendship Scrapbooking Stamp has a base and shade flower image.  To stamp the flowers evenly across, I drew a line at the 6" mark and then stamped the large base flower with Bashful ink overlapping the line.  I filled in the spaced with the smaller flowers.  I used Smoothie Ink for the shade image on the flowers.   

I added the 4x6 PML card from the paper pack - "True Story" and also a 3x4 PML card for journaling.  

Here are the products I used:

Beautiful Friendship - Scrapbooking Stamp - D1779

Other Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3 - 9043
Beautiful Friendship Bows - Z4195
White Ribbon - Z4196
Sapphire Ink - Z2848
Bashful Ink - Z2819
Smoothie Ink - Z2896

Contact your consultant to purchase the items or you can order directly from my website at: 

Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's Blog and see what she has created!  

Sunday, May 6, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month - Postcard Perfect

May is National Scrapbooking Month! Close To My Heart has several exclusive products available during the month of May to celebrate! I believe these products will fit every scrapbooker's needs whether they are first time scrappers, experienced scrappers, those that love to stamp and those that love to design their own layouts! ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Postcard Perfect products HERE. But, for now, lets get started on the hop! If you came from Katy Taylor's Blog you are on the right track! At the bottom of my post, you will find the link that will take you to the next blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE.

After months of dreary cold and rainy weather, working with this FRESH FUN paper was so much fun!  I created a one page layout that I plan to put into a frame.  This picture was taken by the Indian Ocean in Phuket, Thailand.  This was a trip my husband and I went on in February that I earned with Close To My Heart!  

For this layout I used the ombre waves paper with the palm leave vellum as an overlay.  (See the picture below which shows the papers I used) To hide the adhesive that shows through the vellum, I added it at the top and the bottom of the ombre page, layered the vellum and then covered vellum with zip strips!  I used many of the cut out accents to embellishment my page.   Can you find where I used the "CHILL" accent?  I turned it around to hide the words behind my 'title' showing only the 'blue tile'.  

Products Used:
Postcard Perfect Paper Pack
Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock
Black & White Dots
White Twine


The Postcard Perfect products are only available 
during the Month of May! (while supplies last)

Visit your consultant's website to order or 

Now it is time to hop over to Haley Dyer's Blog and see what she has created with Postcard Perfect!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Classic Summer Bash

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month's stamp is Classic Summer Bash. It has 25 images!! If you came from Jean McNulty's Blog you are on the right track! The hop is one big circle so when you get back to me you will know you have completed the hop!

What a fun stamp!!  I love the jar and I couldn't wait to create something.  I decided to do a scrapbook page.

I wanted my jar to look like it had lemonade in it and I wanted the straw to look as if it was IN the lemonade, not just on top of the jar image.  So, after a lot of trial and error of different techniques, I decided to stamped my jar with peacock pigment ink onto vellum paper. I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the ink.  Next, I sponged Lemon ink on the back of the jar.   I used the same embossing technique for the ice cube using Pewter Pigment Ink and added the ice to the back of the jar to show through. 
I stamped the straw with Sorbet ink, cut it and an inserted the straw in a slit I made at the top of the jar.  So part of the straw is inside the jar and the top of the straw is out.
Here is a closer look:

When I first stamped the lemons with Lemon Ink, I didn't feel like they showed up enough on the page so I decided to stamp them with pigment ink and again used the clear embossing powder to heat emboss the lemons.  They really pop on the page now.  

I added some splashes of color on the White Daisy base page.   Giving the page the the "spilled lemonade" look.  :)

Here are the products I used on this page:
White Daisy Cardstock
Sorbet Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
Sorbet Ink
Lagoon Ink
Lemon Ink
Peacock Pigment Ink
Lemon Pigment Ink
Pewter Pigment Ink
VersaMark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Remember!!  This stamp is available only during the month of May!
Get it for $5 with a $50 purchase!

Now it's time to hop over to Krista Hershberger's Blog and see what she has created!

May National Scrapbooking Month!

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is once again offering a FABULOUS exclusive product line that is available ONLY during the month of May!   I just LOVE these products!   We've got a paper pack, stamp set, coordinating cardstock, Cut Above Kit AND a couple of specially priced bundles!  Let's take a look!

The Postcard Perfect paper packet is an exclusive, limited-time paper designed especially for National Scrapbooking Month. The pack contains 16 paper sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, and 2 each of 2 vellum paper designs. One of the paper designs also includes large icons designed to be trimmed out and added to your page as bold embellishments and dynamic titles. 

My Acrylix® Postcard Perfect Stamp Set is an exclusive D-size stamp set with sentiments, titles, palm tree, and floral images that coordinate with the paper packet. 

Our Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock. The coordinating cardstock pack includes 12 cardstock sheets, 2 each of 6 colors, including an exclusive, off-palette color unavailable outside of this kit! The 6 cardstock colors are Bashful, Canary, Peacock, Sorbet, White Daisy, and an off-palette mint. Purchasing the coordinating cardstock pack will make perfectly matching cardstock to the paper so much easier!! 

Are you new to scrapbooking?  Or maybe you just want something quick and easy that doesn't require alot of thinking about design!  Our Postcard Perfect Cut Above kit is for you!  This kit includes materials for creating three 2-page layouts. The kit includes die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and four 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™.

But wait!! We have a SPECIAL bundle for our Cut Above kit!  ($51.95 / retail value $65.10)
Our Postcard Perfect Album Bundles include the Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit bundled with select albums at a 20% discount for National Scrapbooking Month. The album options include either the Grey D-ring album (CC5186), Grey Post-bound album (CC5187), Sea Glass post-bound album (CC5188) or Sea Glass D-ring album (CC5189). Each bundle also includes a journaling pen (Z1979) and an adhesive runner (Z3372).

Do you want it ALL??!!!  We have special bundle for that too!


ALSO, we've got a special deal for our May Hostess and New consultants that join Close To My Heart in May!!  Our May Hostess who have a $350 party in May and anyone that joins CTMH will receive a Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit for FREE!    Contact me for all the details!

Are you ready to purchase?  Find all of these products on my website at:

Be sure to add the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog in your cart for FREE when you shop!

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