Autumn Air

I’m so glad that Fall is here and CTMH is celebrating Fall with this beautiful set, S1910 Autumn Air! I have these three great cards to show off this set:

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set—valued at $18.95—for just $5. Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. This month’s set is only available October 1–31.

S1910, set of 10: Recommended Blocks: 1″ × 3½″ (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½″ (Y1009), 5″ × 6″ (Y1015)

The Kit of the Month features scrapbooking layouts for the Everyday Life album. You can get this kit FREE when you purchase the SOTM for $5.00! The kit uses Hawthorn, one of the paper collections in the Sept/Oct 2019 Catalog.

Enjoy the wonderful, cooler weather right now. Hawthorn and Autumn Air certainly capture the colors and sentiments of the season.

More Reasons to Smile

I’ve been working on getting these layouts done using two layout kits from “Reasons To Smile”. I’m inspired by a few different consultants putting my own twist on this. I plan to use this album for my “Gratitude” Journal for the next year. I’m participating in a challenge to document 3 things each day you are grateful for. I’ll share as I work on this throughout the year.

To do what I’m doing, you’ll need two of these layout kits:

Here are the first 6 layouts. The weather didn’t cooperate yesterday for me to take pictures of the other 7 layouts. I’ll add them when it dries out enough to take pictures.

I have created a private group. When you purchase 2 of these kits from me this month (they are gone after October 31, 2019), you will get an invite to this group and a special “mat pack” from me free (in addition to your Happy Mail). The Mat Pack will have the extra mats you’ll need to create the layouts as I have done. I like my photos matted and thought my customers would appreciate having this option as well. =) More reasons to get your kits to create these happy layouts!

Thanks for stopping by and/or letting me take a little bit of room in your inbox. Have a creative day,

Reason to Smile

Everyone needs a reason to smile and this kit gives you this. It’s “happy colors”, easy to do, and provides some additional versatility that I hadn’t planned on. So much so, that I’m going to drop doing the calendar, get two of the basic kits, and do a year long album focused on gratitude. This is the basic kit.

Doing this as a scrapbook album is not my idea. The method I’m going to use, is inspired by Sue Brent. I’ll change things up to suit my needs but I’m keeping her basic idea of “not reinventing the wheel”. I’ve created a FB group to do videos of how I’m doing this live as I create the layouts. =) Get your kit – one or two and join me! Here is my first layout:

Isn’t that just fun! And beautiful. And I think on the live, it took me less than 25 minutes to create both.

You’ll need to have some extra cardstock for each layout for the photo mats but that’s it! =) I like to mat my pictures and use flip flops on the pages so I’ll be setting my 2nd layout up to accommodate that. I’ll also be planning some space to write down something I’m grateful for each day of the month. You can see what I did above. I’ll swap out one of the spots to be a bullet journal for this.

Here’s a show of all the layouts/products:

The options this kit presents are amazing. I can’t wait to finish it and use it as part of the tracking with a course I’m taking. What a fun way to do school work! Lots of reasons to smile here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve been inspired!

Spooktacular Special!

The Spooktacular Limited Time Workshop is available from now until Oct 31 (or when it runs out). This is a wonderful collection to help you preserve those fun Halloween (or any dress up time) memories with the color palette and super cute, dressed-up critters for stamps!

Here’s the full collection:

Here’s some amazing art from the CTMH Art Department! Aren’t they amazing? The workshop is downloadable.

Happy Creating and have a Spooktacular day. Thanks for stopping by and for letting me take a little room in your inbox to bring you some creativity!!

3-2-1 Craft On Everyday Life Album

Another fantatsic, limited-time-only, workshop is launched: 3-2-1- Craft On Everyday Life Album! They are using the “3-2-1″formula which allows you to have a lot of freedom in creating, The pages I’ll show you are only samples of what you can create.

What is the “3-2-1 Formula”? This technique shows you how to use 3″, 2″, and 1″ pieces of paper to build and decorate your scrapbook pages. Whether you’re a scrapbooking veteran or just getting started, this simple method is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It’s never been easier to make beautiful layouts and you’ll love adding the whimsical patterns in Craft On to your scrapbook.

Craft On Everyday Life™ Album Workshop Kit

Kit contents:
1 – Craft On Paper Packet (X7245B)
14 – cardstock sheets (1 Black, 1 Carolina, 1 Lemon, 1 Raspberry, 10 White Daisy)
1 – Craft On Complements (X7245C)
10 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
1 – Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ 3″ × 4″
3 – Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″

Use the materials in this kit and the online instructions found below to create ten 6″ × 8″ two-page layouts using the 3-2-1 cutting and assembly formula.

July Specials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Have fun creating this 3-2-1 Everyday Life Album! Have a crafty day!