Saturday, November 23, 2019

Best Friends Furever Cut Above 6 x 8 Album for Your Pets

Document your favorite memories of your pals with paws with this brand-new, one-of-a-kind Cut Above® kit! This 6" x 8" layout kit is the first of its kind and features reversible die-cuts, so you can choose dog or cat-focused titles and accents for this quick and easy project! Create even more fun pet-themed projects using our other Best Friends Furever items, too! These exclusive items are only available while supplies last, so get yours before they’re gone!

Offer available through December 31. 

Our furry friends play a huge role in our lives, and we want to help you document your favorite memories of your pals with paws. We’ve also designed a matching paper packet, sticker sheet, and two new stamp sets, to use in a wide variety of crafting projects. Also be sure to check out the Best Friends Furever workshop kit, which combines these coordinating items in a kit that you can use to create four pages and four cards.

Also comes with stickers, photo placeholders, 6" × 8" Memory Protectors™, and printed instructions.

Best Friends Furever Supplies:
  1. Cut Above Best Friends Furever kit
  2. Best Friends Furever Workshop kit with stamps
  3. Best Friends Furever Paper kit
  4. Best Friends Furever Coordinating cardstock
  5. 6 x 8 Candy Apple Red Album (other colors also available)

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Here are the pages I put together:

Here are the contents of the 
Best Friends Furever Workshop with Stamps

I hope you like Close To My Heart's first time pet scrapbook kits and stamps. This is a great kit to get your kids involved in scrapping their furry friends! 



Saturday, November 9, 2019

Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit

I have completed the Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit including process videos so you have a video go-by in addition to the instructions that are included in the kit. Project 4 was a corrupted file so you will see the finished product with a little explanation to go with it. Below, you will find a supply list for your convenience. I wanted to create all my Christmas pages before the holidays because things are starting to get hectic now and once a holiday passes, I kind of over it. This way my pictures have a home to go to before I take any!!  

Layout Images

Kit Contents

Supply List:

  1. Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Workshop kit
  2. 3-D Foam Dots
  3. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  4. Aluminum Cut Rail Trimmer
  5. Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
  6. Black Shimmer Brush
  7. Tomboy Adhesive
  8. Black Journaling .05 Pen
  9. Black Journaling .03 pen
  10. Christmas Red Stickles

Hope you like the videos! Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Cedar and Pine Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

I am putting the entire Cedar and Pine how-to videos on this one blog instead of 5 blogs. I wanted to show you how easy it is to put all these pages together to prepare for you Christmas pictures. There are single layouts and 1, 2-page layout. If you prefer only 2 page layouts, you can add a paper pack and coordinating cardstock pack and simply use the same backgrounds. 

Final Look

Kit Contents Visual

Kit contents:
1 – Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (X7251S)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Evergreen, 2 French Vanilla, 1 Peach)
6 – exclusive die-cut sheets; 12" × 12"
1 – exclusive black glitter die-cut sheet; 10" × 10"
3 – striped ribbon bows
3 – Top-load 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
photo placeholders & printed instructions
Additional supplies needed:
  1. Christmas Red Stickles™ Glitter Gel 
  2. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  3. 3D Foam Dots 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

It's amazing to me what layouts come from the same sketch challenge. I love seeing how different the pages look using different papers and embellishments. 

Let's Hear It For Creativity!!

I used some discontinued papers from my stash along with a new color cardstock (Paprika). The title is simply foam sticker letters that are white and can be colored to match. How great is that! Unfortunately, I used our ink pads that are water based. 2 days after I colored the letters, they wee still wet! One of the CTMH consultants, Michelle Johns, suggested I put our Liquid Glass on the letters to seal them. When I showed my Monday night scrap club the page, they loved the letters and said they look like ceramic! Be forewarned that you need to use alcohol based inks. Shin Han or our new Tri-Blend markers would do the trick. I used our new Julep Glitter Gems, just because every page needs bling!
the leaves were cut with our Cricut cartridge Artistry. 

Remember, just because you make a mistake doesn't mean you won't be better off for it!!!


  1. White Alphabet Foam Stickers
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Liquid Glass fine tip applicator
  4. Paprika Cardstock
  5. Tri-Blend Markers
  6. Julep Glitter Gems
  7. Cricut Cartridges
  8. Artistry Cricut Cartridge

I'm enjoying the start of the fall weather in Texas! I'm just really glad the temperature is below 90!!! Yay!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Close To My Heart October 2019 Subscription Layouts

Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card or layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. #closetomyheart#scrapbooking


  1. Craft With Heart Subscription  
  2. Tombow Adhesive
  3. Dual Tip Permanent Glue  

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two Challenges Using Hawthorn Autumn Papers

I am combining three challenges I just created on one blog post. Several of my favorite are Mojo Monday, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Color Dare Color Challenge. The sketches are MojoSketch 523, AHSC 335 and Color Dare 362.

Here are my challenges: 

The fun part is combining the Color Dare challenges with the sketches so you get a 2 for 1. Can't beat that!!

Here are the cards I came up with (with a little help from my friends). You should be hearing the Beatles in your head now ;-).


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September Subscription Craft With Heart

Close To My Heart's Craft With Heart is a scrapbook subscription that can be delivered to you monthly or quarterly. There are 2, 2-page layouts per month that are fun and easy to put together. They are perfect as is or you can add to them for further creativity. You Decide!! On this video I've added embellishments to one of the 2-page layouts just to show you how easy that can be.#closetomyheart#scrapbooking


  1. Craft With Heart Subscription
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator 
  4. Tombow Adhesive  
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue 



Monday, September 23, 2019

Every Little Thing Cardmaking Kit

These are beautiful cards to create and can be used for many occasions. They are perfect to keep in your ready to go card stash for a "hello" or "thinking of you" cards. The kit comes with gorgeous Julep green sparkle gems along with a coordinating stamp and thin cut set and 16 cards and envelopes. There are 4 designs to make 4 cards of each design. We have Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts and Complements that can also be used to embellish the cards. #closetomyheart#scrapbooking

Supplies used for this project:

  1. Every Little Thing Card kit:
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator
  4. Tombow Adhesive
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue
  6. Anti-static pouch
  7. Wisteria ink pad
  8. Julep ink pad
  9. Intense Black ink pad
  10. Waterbrush
  11. Julep Glitter Gems
  12. Every Little Thing Vellum Die-Cuts
  13. Every Little Thing Complements

What an absolutely beautiful kit!! One of my favs!



Sunday, September 22, 2019

Every Little Thing Scrapbook Kit From Close To My Heart

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this paper collection called Every Little Thing. The colors are so beautiful together. Two of the colors are new to CTMH. The new colors are Wisteria, which is a lovely lavender or light purple and Julep, which is a medium green. The layouts in the Every Little Thing kit are detailed yet easy to create. What makes them easy are the six 12 x 12 pages of die cuts. They make life so much easier!!

The first picture is the kit collection:

The second picture is the paper pack so you can get a better idea of the papers:

Here are the 3 videos to show you how easy it is to put these pages together:

Supply List for Creating These Projects:
  1. Every Little Thing Scrapbook Kit
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Tombow Adhesive
  4. Anti-Static Pouch
  5. Applicator Tip
  6. Dual Tip Glue Pen
  7. Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
  8. Piercing Tool

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CTMH Hawthorn Scrapbook kit Project 3 and Project 4-Love This Paper!!

I am ready for fall! I love these single pages from the Hawthorn kit. This layout is so perfect for your autumn pictures. The colors are great and will go with any fall colors. Especially wonderful are the background papers that look like cardboard. Such a great neutral! The pages are easy to do because there are 4 pages of die cuts on pop out pages. Supplies:
  1. Hawthorn Scrapbook kit
  2. Liquid Glass
  3. Fine Tip Applicator
  4. Tombow Adhesive
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue

I hope you love these layouts as much as I do! Get a head start on your fall pictures like the hay mazes and pumpkin fields. I can't wait!!



Close To My Heart's Hawthorn Scrapbook Kit is Perfect for Fall!!!

I am so ready for fall! 

Texas has had temps 10 degrees higher than normal and I want COOL weather! Making fall scrapbook pages and cards is reminding me that cooler winds will prevail. Bring them on!!

I love these single pages from the Hawthorn kit. One is Back to School and the other is fall. They are easy to do in part because there are 4 pages of die cuts on pop out pages. The other embellishments are from a 6 x 12 kraft chipboard sheet and a 12 x 12 sticker sheet. 

Supply List:

  1. Hawthorn Scrapbook kit 
  2. Liquid Glass 
  3. Fine Tip Applicator  
  4. Tombow Adhesive  
  5. Dual Tip Permanent Glue  
  6. Toffee Ink Pad
  7. Pebble Ink Pad
  8. Round Sponge
Here are my layouts:

I love this Hawthorn kit.  I love the added detail that Close TO My Heart is using on the new kits. I hope you do too!



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Close To My Heart Papers Using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch and Color Dare Challenges

I've combined the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge with the Color My Heart Dare Challenge and came up with a sympathy card with fall colors. I show you how you too can make a card filled with love.

  1. Cardstock
  2. Goldrush Ink PadNew
  3. England Ivy Ink Pad
  4. Charcoal Ink Pad
  5. Sunflower Sympathy Stamp and Thin Cut Set
  6. Acrylix Blocks
  7. Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
Thanks to the people that put together these challenges and allow the rest of us to create and bring a different look to our work!

Hope you enjoy the video!



Close To My Heart Meets Mojo Monday and Hawthorn Papers

Here is a very easy to make. I used the fall color papers from the Hawthorn collection that is available until October 31st. The stamp of the month (September) is perfect for cards! You can use this easy card layout with any of your papers, depending on the occasion, and it will look very different. Supply List:
  1. Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit
  2. Stitched Circles Embossing folder
  3. Paprika Ink Pad
  4. Saffron Ink Pad
  5. Charcoal Ink Pad
  6. Stamp Shammy
  7. Value Pack White cards and envelopes
  8. Hawthorn Paper pack
  9. September Stamp of the Month
  10. Acyrlix blocks

Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit

Hawthorn Paper Pack

September Stamp of the Month-Random Acts of Kindness
Stitched Circles Embossing Folder

Hope you enjoy the video. As you can see, this is a very easy card to create!