Thursday, May 18, 2017

Live Beautifully Rose Card

Hello Crafty Friends!
I have taken a few weeks off to recuperate from influenza A. I am feeling better everyday but 
it's been a long recovery! I am happy to finally post and share a pretty card that I had made using Live Beautifully from our National Scrapbooking Month promotion.
If you haven't ordered these gorgeous papers and the matching stamps yet be sure you order as soon as possible! As these are while supplies last or until May 31st!

I made this card using a rose from the Flower 
Market cartridge and used the gold shimmer brush on the white part of the rose to add some sparkle. I cut the underneath part of the rose from the Live Beautifully paper. The leaves were stamped and cut out and added to the rose. I also cut a strip from the black words B&T that says "Smile" and "Dream" that creates an easy sentiment. Very elegant and easy to make!
Here is the shopping list:

 Thank you for visiting my blog today! Please check back often as I will be creating some fun new
artwork using some of our new products from Expressions 2!

Have a fabulous day!
 Happy Creating!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Live Beautifully Wedding Card


Thank you for stopping by today! Today, I would like to share this pretty card with you!
I used a few retired items from our last Expressions 1 on this card including our Live Beautifully stamp set and paper packet. 
To make the rose I first stamped the rose in:
and took my
and used the
to color the petals and picked up more color to shade.
I colored the leaves using the waterbrush and 

Other products used:
CC1212B Live Beautifully paper packet $14.95
CC1212C Live Beautifully stamp set $17.95
Z2813 Sea Glass ink pad $7.95
Z3238 Gold Glitter paper $5.95
Z3312 Gold Glitter gems $3.95
Z3301 Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Retired)
X5931 Champagne cardstock $14.50
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam tape $5.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $9.50

To place your order, please visit my website @
Thank you for blessing my day! Please visit my blog again for more fun artwork!
Happy Creating!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Live Beautifully - National Scrapbooking Month!

May is our National Scrapbooking Month!
Close to My Heart is celebrating all month long with these gorgeous new products called Live Beautifully!

Take a look at these amazing products:

There is a gorgeous new paper packet 

And matching stamp set

We also have a beautiful Cut Above Layout Kit
Five 2-page layouts with six 12" x 12" Memory protectors

(Retail $87.10) Discounted $68.95
Includes: The Black Post Bound Album or the D-ring Grey Album, Live Beautifully Cut
Above Layout Kit, Marvy Journaling Pen, and Tombow Adhesive. 

AND here is our Stamp of the Month for May:
Get this stamp set for only $5 with $50 purchase!


Thank you for visiting my Blog! Please check back soon, as I will be sharing artwork using the Live Beautifully products and the May SOTM!

Happy Creating!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Cut Above Kits Half Price Sale Ends Soon!


Thank you for visiting my blog today! 
Our CTMH Cut Above 12x12 Scrapbook Kits are half price during the month of April or while supplies last! There's only a few more days to order yours! So hurry and place your order soon!
Do you like to Scrapbook but have very little time? Then these Kits are for you! These only take 15 minutes to put together! Everything is pre-cut for you! No cutting! 
You're going to really love these beautiful kits! There are two kits to choose from! Check them out today!

Order yours today! Please visit my website to order your kits or view the catalog @

Please stop by again soon! :)

Have a blessed day!
Happy Creating!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Dreamin' Big "One in a Million" Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Do you have tons of leftover scraps from your paper packets? I have shared this same type of card in the past that will help you get rid of those scraps! I would like to share a fun birthday card using scraps and pocket plus cards from your paper packets. I used Dreamin' Big paper for this card. I have made several of these cards over the past few years and love how each one has it's own look!
I measure the strips in the length so they fit across the card and are long enough. I lined them up first and glued each one as you go. Once all the strips have been glued, I used my scissors or paper trimmer and trimmed the access off.
I took the pocket plus card with the poppy heart at the top and stamped A1201 "One in a Million" in the center using my black ink pad. This stamp fits perfectly on this pocket card. 
I used the thin 3-D foam tape for the pocket plus card and attached to the card. The sequins really add a little shine and sparkle to any project! I used the Dreamin' Big sequins. These are really fun!

Have fun creating using your scraps and adding them to any project! You could even use this technique on a scrapbook page!

Shopping List:
A1201 One in a Million stamp $6.95
X7218B Dreamin' Big paper packet $9.95
Z3315 Dreamin' Big Sequins $2.95
C1674 Dreamin' Big-Cardmaking stamp set $13.95
1385 White Daisy cardstock $14.50 (card base)
Z2865 Juniper ink pad $7.95
Z899 Black Memento ink pad $7.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D foam tape $5.95
Z1151 3-D foam tape $5.95

If you are interested in ordering these products, please visit my website @

Thanks for always blessing my day! Please say "hi"! I would love to hear from you!

Happy Creating!



Saturday, April 1, 2017

CTMH Cut Above layout kits are 50% off this month!


Happy April 1st! Thank you for visiting my blog today! I am excited to announce that all CTMH Cut Above layout kits are 50% off this month! YAY!!
Have you ever thought about scrapbooking but didn't have any time to do it? Well problem solved! These simple pre-cut layouts will only take you about 15 minutes to assemble! Wow!!
How's that for saving you time! You will love putting these beautiful layouts together! Simple, gorgeous and versatile!

If you would like to purchase these darling kits, please visit my website @
Shop 24/7!

Please stop by my blog again for more artwork and exciting offers!

Happy Creating!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dreamin' Big "Thanks" Sunburst Card

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for visiting my blog today! I am a little behind posting. It's been a very busy few weeks! I am happy to find some time to post today and hope you enjoy my artwork!
Here is a fun sunburst card I created for customers, downline, and friends this month. I really love this card pattern! It's got to be one of my all time favorite cards to make! This is a great card to use up those old scraps! I also love the thin cuts I used on this card! These are still on sale till tomorrow (March 31) at 11:59am MST! You get a 25% discount on all thin cuts and thin cut bundles! Hurry, and order your favorites today! 

To make this card you will need at least four different patterns of paper. Cut these at 1 1/2" x 4". Cut these from corner to corner. Now you have two pieces and two patterns that are the same. Cut your additional 3 patterns and also cut these corner to corner.
Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 5" x 2 3/4". Mark this piece half way at 2 1/2".
This is your panel. Glue all patterned pieces (the pointed edge should be lined up at the 2 1/2" mark) all across your panel till you can fit anymore. You will have these pieces sticking over the edge of your panel. Trim edges after you're done gluing with your scissors or paper trimmer.  Now you have created a sunburst. Add to a card and layer papers like I did with this one. I added a small piece of B&T at the bottom. I love how the black really makes this card pop!
Just play with your paper and colors and you'll be surprised how easy and fun these are to make!

Have fun creating your own sunburst cards!

Here is the shopping list:
X7218B Dreamin' Big paper packet $9.95
Z3315 Dreamin' Big sequins $3.95
Z2843 Canary ink pad $7.95
Z2852 Poppy ink pad $7.95
X5779 Poppy cardstock $14.50
1386 Black cardstock $14.50
1385 White cardstock $9.50
C1674 Dreamin' Big -Cardmaking $13.95
Z3259 Hello & Thanks thin cuts $11.95
Z2060 Thin 3-D foam tape $5.95
I used Cricut Art Philosophy (Retired) for the circle and scalloped circle

Have a fabulous day!
Happy Creating!


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