Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Taste of Summer-National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop



May is...

National Scrapbooking Month!

Welcome to the

In honor of national scrapbooking month Close to My Heart celebrates by offering an exclusive paper pack.  This year there was a lot of feedback from consultants that they wanted an exclusive stamp set, so a few weeks later an exclusive set appeared.  Close to My Heart listens to what customers and  consultants want and they do there best to accommodate.  They are the best! 

If you arrived here from Darlys' blog your on the right path, but don't worry the hop is a big circle and you'll see it all ,but in case you get lost visit Melinda's blog for the complete list. 

Our Special Items this year are the
Taste of Summer paper pack and Stamp set.




In honor of NSM I created a layout using the Taste of Summer paper pack, which has vibrant colors in fun fruit patterns on one side, and matching color on the other. 





I did not get the stamp set in time, but I do have the one featured in the Taste of Summer scrapbooking workshop (Documenting Moments).  Contact your consultant for more information.  
Now it's time to move on to Michelle's blog to see what she has created.  Thank you taking the time to view our hop.  


Create from the Heart,

Monday, May 4, 2015

Just Sayin' May Stamp of the Month

This month the featured set is Just Sayin'.  This is a fabulous scrapbook stamp set.  It is definitely a set that lends itself towards scrapbooking more so then cardmaking. 

You can purchase it for 17.95 or when you purchase $50.00 or more of Close to My Heart products it is yours for $5.00. It's a great deal either way.  
Set is available May 1st - 31st


Awesome layout created by the Close to My Heart art department.  






Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Use Your Stash All That Glitters Blog Hop



Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop!

We are a group of crafter's that want to use up all those pieces of B&T/Patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, and ribbon that we all have lurking in our craft rooms.  We would love to have you join us!  We currently connect with each other via a Facebook Group and if  you'd like to use up your stash please come see what we have going on.

If you have arrived here from Marie's blog your on the right path.  Be assured you'll see all the creations, since the hop is just a big circle.



This is a glitter themed hop and I figured one card needed to have a BIG glitter presence.  This is a simple Thank You card that can be made in 15 minutes perfect for busy lives. 


I used an old MS Elephant punch that I love, since they have the trunks up, which symbolizes good luck a perfect baby card.

The majority of my stash of consumable product is Close to My Heart.  Now I have a ton of tools...I admit that I'm a tool junkie if it looks like it will be fun or make crafting a little easier I buy it. 

Now it's time for you to travel on-wards to Wendy's blog.
  Thank You for viewing our artwork. 


Create from the Heart,

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 missing...it'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.