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 ;-).


Thanks for stopping by! 


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

Thanks for stopping by!



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!



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Unboxing the Craft With Heart Scrapbook Subscription

Be ready to preserve memories as you make them with a Craft with Heart™ Scrapbooking subscription. As a subscriber, you’ll receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® layout kits, each kit featuring two beautifully designed two-page layouts. Your layouts come together in minutes thanks to pre-printed base pages, with complementary die-cuts and stickers to help you preserve your memories in style.

Tell me More!

You have three Craft with Heart™ subscription options depending on how often you want to receive your Craft with Heart™ deliveries.

  • Monthly subscription: $17.95, plus $7.95 shipping, delivered monthly
  • 4-month subscription: $64.60 after 10% discount, plus $7.95 shipping, delivered three times a year
  • 12-month subscription: $172.32 after 20% discount, FREE shipping, delivered three times a year!

Billing occurs when you subscribe for the first time, and then on the first of the month. The length of the subscription you choose determines how often you will be billed.
  • Monthly subscriptions: on the first of each month
  • 4-month subscriptions: on the first of January, May, and September
  • 12-month subscriptions: on the first of January, May, or September, depending on when you originally subscribed
    • Subscribe from January to April, billing occurs on January 1
    • Subscribe from May to August, billing occurs on May 1
    • Subscribe from September to December, billing occurs on September 1
What Do They Look Like?


These Cut Above kits are super easy to put together. Just add adhesive!!

I'm going to create the first one now. I'll make a video to show you!

Here's how you too can purchase a subscription.




Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hawthorn Cardmaking kit for Great Fall Cards!

This is the Hawthorn card kit that is shown in Close To My Heart’s new seasonal catalog. The 3 designs are easy to cut and put together. The kit includes complete easy to follow instructions, paper and cardstock, 15 cards and envelopes, a package of twine to coordinate with the colors, and best of all a wonderful fall stamp set and matching thin cut dies. Coloring is fun to do with watercolor pencils and a blending pen (not included).

You will be ready for any fall occasions where you need a card to send.
  1. Hawthorn cardmaking kit
  2. Watercolor pencils
  3. Paprika Ink
  4. Saffron Ink
  5. Charcoal Ink
  6. Stamp Shammy
Thanks for watching!



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2020 Reasons to Smile Close To My Heart Calendar

Close To My Heart's calendar for 2020 is called Reasons to Smile. It is a Cut Above kit meaning there is NO cutting, only gluing. It comes with 13 easy to put together scrapbook pages. You can add pictures as you go through each month. At the end of the year you have 13 pages ready to put into an album. There are die cut elements, stickers and picture backgrounds that are ready for your adhesive. The kit can come with a very cute stamp set to mark the dates for appointments for events. There are stickers for the days of the month. SO EASY!!!

Cut Above Reasons to Smile 2020 Calendar

Reasons to Smile Calendar kit with stamp set

Reasons to Smile stamp set

This stamp set is great for planners too. How cute are all those icons!!

Supply List

  1. Cut Above Reasons to Smile 2020 Calendar kit
  2. Journaling Pen
  3. Tombow Adhesive
  4. Tombow Refill
  5. Piercing Tool
  6. Microtip Scissors
  7. Intense Black Ink Pad
  8. Block set

Hope you love the calendar as much as I do!!!



Sunday, September 1, 2019

The New Close To My Heart Catalogs are Now Live!

Now available is the new Annual CTMH catalog and the Sept-Oct 2019 seasonal catalog.

See What is New Today!!