Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Your Day

This fun paper packet along with this fun stamp set, is soooo much fun!!    You can make anyone's day when you send the this fun card.  Using the paper pack, washi tape, and a small piece of the zip strip make this fun card so easy.  Chalk it Up

Friday, August 29, 2014

a little more Chalk it Up

Use some of the fun words from the zip strip to create your card.  The Chalk it up embellishments will quickly finish up any card....  You will love these Chalk it Up embellishments.  They are soft little puffy shapes.  LOVE THEM....  Look at all the Chalk it up here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Memory Keeping of all this little events

Everyone has some great moments to preserve!  Keep your memories on this fun paper pack.  You will love Chalk it Up!!     

 Create fun layouts with all of the close to my heart papers.  You will fall in love with this pack

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thanks So Much

Thanks.... with Chalk it UpThank your teacher for all they are doing for you children, or just thank a friend.  Whatever you need a card for, this is the perfect.  This beautiful 'Chalk It Up" paper is great for every project.  Add a few of our self adhesive sequins and a fun frame cut with our cricut cartridge.  You will LOVE this paper....  Stay tuned for more fun things you can do with this fun paper packet!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A little witchy fun

Nothing says Happy Halloween like a cute little Witch to  brighten someones day.    Check out all the fun stamps and papers (including these) on my shopping website...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thinking of you... with Chalk it Up

Yep it is a school themed pack, but LOOK..... your cards do NOT have to be school themed.  You will love this paper pack!  For ALL your projects     Shop here for Chalk It
This card is made quick and easy using the papers from the pack, and adding a touch of our lagoon colored sparkle tape, a few stamped images and a piece of the zip strip off one of the sheets. 

(*Each piece of our background and texture paper has a strip of fun decorative paper along the top, ½ wide by the width of the 12x12 paper.  Cut them off to use them as fun accent and embellishment) 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

School is starting....lets CHALK it UP!!

You will LOVE this fun 'Chalk it Up ' paper packet.  The beautiful colors, patterns and messages.  Can it only be used for school paper crafting....  oh NO... there is only one paper that is more 'school' themed.  The rest are just BEAUTIFUL paper!!!  

You can purchase your own pack of CHALK IT UP paper and all of the fun embellishments with just a click of your mouse.... (or give me a call and I can get it ordered for you)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An Overview look at BRUSHED

Here is a quick overview of all the cards you have seen the last few weeks featuring the BRUSHED paper packet.    You will love all you can do with it....  Have you ordered a package or two yet??

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Fun

 So many ideas...... so much fun.  Here is another card made from the fun flower stamp set in the new Annual Inspiration book along with the Brushed paper pack.  Loving the fun summer colors.  Does summer ever have to end.... nope, not with the Brushed papers in stock!!!

Shop today for yours, or shoot me an email with your order

Start your Shopping Now.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Enjoying summer.... and Thinking of you

What says SuMMEr more than flowers..... LOTS OF FLOWERS and LOTS OF FUN NEW PAPERS....  Check out this fun new card sporting the new Canary Yellow paper of course, along with lots of flowers from the same fun set as the card the other day.  There are LOTS of different sets to choose from!!  Loving the fun bright colors in this paper pack.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


This fun card is made from our delicious new paper, BRUSHED.  It is gorgeous.... You just might see our new yellow color sporting its debut on this card.  CANARy is the new yellow color we now feature in card stock and inks....Shop for Brushed Papers and more here

Sunday, August 3, 2014


 Thank you so much to everyone who came by yesterday to the open house and New Idea Book Debut!!  I hope you are as excited as I am for all the fun new possibilities for all our memory keeping and paper crafting coming up.  This fun card is made with one of the cute new stamp sets in the new Annual Inspirations book!!    The fun embossed frame is made with our new folding/scoreing tool.   So fun and easy..... You will for sure want one for your very own!!!

Brushed Papers from Close to My Heart 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Make 'N Takes waiting for you

There are several different make and takes waiting for you at the open house Aug 2.  One is a Jewelry buffet!!  Come make a necklace, or bracket of your choosing.  Cost is $12 for the supplies....  The ideas are ENDLESS and you will LOVE the results!!!

Come visit me at the debut tomorrow August 2nd  9:00 - 4:00
     2310 NW 9th St    Ankeny  or visit my shopping site for all the makings of your own Jewelry!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Just a Sneak peek of what you will see Sat at my NEW ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS DEBUT.  Be sure to stop by, pick up your FREE idea book, win door prizes, get great deals on retired product,  Garage sale Priced table of fun products, Stamp sets $5 each.... Buy 3 get the 4th Free and much more.  Be sure to drop by.....

New Product Debut - SPECIAL just For YOU

We have some Fabulous NEW MARKERS that will DEBUT on Friday August 1st.  I have a great offer for you to help you get the entire set AND a Fun way to organize them.... FREE

Order all 25 Markers (24 colors and our fun colorless marker used for shading etc) and I will send you this fun Storage case to put them all in FREE!!  My gift to you!!
 Ordering begins tomorrow - Friday August 1st and the FREE organization tote is available through Sunday August 3rd


Make your plans.... Pick up your friends....  drive straight here and see whats new!!!
Also take advantage of all the good deals on my retiring products, my cash and carry, and more.....  Lots for everyone!!  SEE YOU TOMORROW

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


All the NEW product is available in only 1 more days.  Remember to take advantage of the Retiring products and FREE ink PADS (one for every $50 in orders on my website) until the end of the day Thursday July 31st....


Check back here often for new ideas, new inspiration, new fun!!!  New samples will start appearing here....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


It's almost here!!!! and it is FILLED with fabulous product waiting for you.  How can you get your very own copy??  Several ways.... Visit my open house coming up Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and pick one up!!!  Join a monthly workshop (either local or long distant) and I will send you one (ask for details)  Come to our Scrap 'N Chat night August 5 and one can be yours....  Host a gathering, and more.....  Just contact me for your FREE copy.  Hope to see you Sat from 9-4  BRING A FRIEND who loves to paper craft and receive extra chances at door prizes too.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One Week to ReTiReMeNt....

Well maybe not ReTiReMeNt but we will be retiring some of our fabulous products as of July 31st.   Only a few more days left to get what you need before they are gone.  To make the last few days of this Idea book a little more exciting..... for every $50 you spend on my website between NOW and midnight on July 31st, you will receive one of the NEW colors INK pad from me absolutely FREE!!  Just go shopping, place your order on my online SHOPPING SITE and I will send you one of the delicious new colors absolutely FREE.....  Choose from Thistle, Canary, Pixie, Glacier Blue or Flaxin to add to your collection....

This Darling card was created with our 5 NEW DELICIOUS COLORS!!!  (Thanks for such a fun card Janene!!)
 Which color is your favorite??

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Get it before it is GONE

Shop for you favorite products before they are gone.  Lots of items being retired.  Click below and start shopping to make sure you get your favorites....  After July 31..... they are gone.
  Shop your favorite Retiring Products NOW!!

Monday, July 21, 2014



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Get them while they last....

What great things happen when a New Idea book comes out????  Retired products to make room for the new.  You have a few weeks left to stock up on all your favorites before they are gone for good.  Check them out here!!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

ARTFULLY SENT - Close to my Heart's newest Cricut Cartridge

You will LOVE LOVE LOVE this new cricut cartridge exclusively from Close to My Heart !!  It will be available in August and I am so excited to share it with you then.  I will be in touch with new ideas, tips, tricks and classes using this fantastic cartridge!!  Stay tuned.....

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Fun

This darling layout was created using the Jubilee paper packet and a few Cricut cuts with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge,  Add the fun Zip Strip as a little embellishmentclose to my heart scrapbooking, embossing folders, Easy scrapbooking layouts, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Greatest Memories

Whatever your memories are preserve them quickly and easy on our fun papers.  The zip strips that are cut off each of our Background and texture papers make fun embellishments.  Cut them or use them as is, but use them and enjoy them!  They are the best!