Monday, April 6, 2015

New Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 blog hop.

Close to My Heart's Seasonal Expressions 2 contains fresh new, seasonal  products that are available April 1st through August 31st 2015. I find that the paper and stamps in this idea book reflect trendy contemporary imagery for a celebration of life and family. 

If you arrived here from Michele's blog you're on the right path.  We have about 40 consultants worldwide participating in this hop.  

If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.

This is a layout using the new Blossom Paper Pack, which I love love!  I used the Spellbound pattern from Jeanette Lynton's pattern book Magic.  These pattern books make it easy to create beautiful layouts and cards using any paper and embellishments. 

This is my next step and I think something is's the twine.  I going to sew, by hand, the Glacier twine along the edges of White Daisy.

I finished the stitching on the pages and I still felt like it needed more, so I did more. :)  the products I used are from Close to My Heart. 

I was very worried that I had made a mistake when I inked the edges in black.  I wanted to pitch the layout, but I continued to work with it and this is what I the end product became, which I love. 
Right page
Left page

 Blossom Spellbound layout.

Close to My Heart Products used:
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, & Lagoon
  • My Reflections Paper & Complements:  Blossom
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • Oceanside Sequins
  • Boardwalk Washi Tape
  • Exclusive Ink:  Black
  • My Acrylix Stamp sets:  Wavy Blooms D1651, Framework Alphabet E1027, & A Typeface A1117

If You'd like to view these products and more contact your consultant, visit my website or contact me, I'd be happy to help.

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.   Now it's time for you to hop over to Jean's blog to discover more amazing artwork.

Create from the Heart,

PS.  I'm offering BLOG CANDY this month, so check out the goodies, leave a comment and you may be the lucky winner.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Stamp of the Month: Typed Notes

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Pamela's blog your are on the right path.   If you get lost or stuck we have a complete list of participants here.   Each month we have a hop featuring our exclusive stamp set that is only available for during that month.  This month we have over 50 Independent Consultants that have created artwork featuring this set.  

I was moving my craft items around, looking for my block case, and it hit me that I needed to create a card for the hop.  I think this stamp set is perfect for cardmaking it's on trend, and it has fun sentiments.

I only use Close to My Heart products.


  • Exclusive Cardstock:  Slate, Sorbet, & Lagoon
  • B&T paper:  Chalk it Up
  • Exclusive Inks:  Black
  • Oceanside Sequins-New Products from Seasonal Expressions 2
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • My Acrylix Stamp Set: Typed Notes S1504

This trendy & Fun set is yours for $5 with the purchase of $50 or more of exclusive Close to My Heart products.
To get this set and see our exclusive products visit my site.

Now it's time to move on to Jen's Blog to see what she's created this month. 

Thank You for stopping by today. 

Create from the Heart,

PS.  I'm offering BLOG CANDY this month, so check out the goodies, leave a comment and you may be the lucky winner.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Alert! Blog Candy Alert!

The Winner is Lauren!

ALERT!  New Blog Candy

It's that time again. :)  I'm offering blog candy starting on March 15th closing on April 10th.  It's my way of thanking those that visit my site.   

 There are a few ways to enter.   Leave a comment, post on social media, mention it on your blog with a link back, order through my website  
The candy grows---------------------------> with comments.  

I'm offering the paper pack Free to Be Me, Black Arrow Washi Tape, & My Creations Mini-Banner. 


Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blog Candy Winner!

Congratulations to Papercraftingprincess!

You are the winner of the Blog Candy.  I wish to thank all that left me the kind comments about my cards and layouts.  I appreciate each one.  I used a random number generator to pick the winning number.  I will be posting March's Blog Candy this week, so keep a lookout for new goodies.

Create from the Heart,