Saturday, March 26, 2016

I'm Moving!

I am moving over to It will be slow building my site but I should have a couple of new posts weekly. I hope you can join me!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Color Dare #185 The Monster Edition

This week's Color Dare Challenge is to use Topiary, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy, Glacier and White Daisy.

I really wanted to use a current stamp set for this dare but as I was going through my stamps I came across my Love Ya' Silly stamp set. Even though it is retired, I hadn't used it yet so I decided to give it a spin.

I love the card layout, even though it is a much used sketch. I used Adventure Fundamental Papers and my black ShinHan Marker for the doodling to give it more of a bolder cartoon look. 

Hope you like it!

Products Used:

White Daisy Card Base
Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack: Topiary and Cotton Candy
Sweet Leaf, White Daisy and Glacier Cardstock
Glacier Twine
Black and Topiary Ink
Retired Stamp Set Love Ya' Silly

ShinHan Markers
Cherry Pink and Black

Here is the link to this weeks Color Dare.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mojo Monday 440

Our well broke down today. We called a local company to come out and fix it but they weren't able to get here until about 4 p.m. Which was fine, except for the fact, that I did not shower yesterday. 

Too much info? 

I am normally a shower everyday kind of girl but yesterday was one those days where I had nowhere to be so, hey, why not slum it! I did accomplish a lot around the house but, today, I was totally regretting my lapse in hygiene. Especially since I had to make trips to Kroger, Aldi, the gas station and my kid's schools.

Let's just say that I was extremely happy when my well was back up and running this evening. After my shower, I decided to head upstairs to my craft room and work on a Mojo Monday sketch.

Products used:

White Daisy card base
Zoe Paper Pack
S1603 March 2016 Stamp of the Month: Sunshine Birdies
D1674 Zoe
Black and Slate Inks
3D foam tape

ShinHan Markers
Turquoise Blue, Light Orange, Leaf Green and Warm Grey 4  

Link to Mojo Monday

Monday, February 15, 2016

February Virtual Card Club - Treats of Friendship

I am super late posting this month's card kit. The card kit is shipped to you! Cost is $25 and includes shipping. You will receive the stamp set Treats of Friendship plus 4 card projects pictured below. Each card has pre-cut paper and embellishments needed to complete. Just follow the directions included to complete each project. You will have to do the stamping and inks, markers etc are not included in the kit but you can certainly add them to your order if you need some.

Inks and Markers Used-
Ink: Black
ShinHan Markers: Tender Pink, Barely Beige, Golden Yellow, Turquoise Blue, Mahogany, Pastel Green

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January 2016 Virtual Card Club - Diamonds are Forever

After a holiday hiatus the Virtual Card Club is back. This month's kit features the stamp set Diamonds are Forever and Kaleidoscope papers.

This kit is intended for clients who are unable to attend my classes but anyone can order them. They are a great way to get in some crafting time on your own time. Kits are ordered by the 15th of the month, paid by paypal invoice and shipped prior to the end of the month. Each kit contains a stamp set and 4 card projects. Each project is individually packaged and paper is pre-cut. Embellishments, card bases and envelopes are included. I also include instructions with a picture of each card completed.

Inks used in these projects are Black, Canary, Gypsy,Pixie, Pear, Glacier and Pacifica. Markers: Tender Pink, Golden Yellow and Turquoise Blue & Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
(inks and markers are not included in the kits.) 

*You could definitely substitute colored pencils or watercolor paints for the markers.

If you are interested in this kit please contact me by email or send me a a pm through Facebook.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cyber Week Sale

For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount!

This offer is available for a limited time only, so hurry on over to my website: and make the most of your holiday preparations!

* Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST) while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

There is a special shopping menu found on my website entitled
“Cyberweek Sale!” You can find these discounted items there beginning Nov 30th:
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Saturday, November 14, 2015