Monday, April 30, 2012

MAY DAY.....

Are you looking for a fun MAY DAY BASKET...... The new ART PHILOSOPHY cricut cartridge exclusive only with Close to my Heart has a bunch of fun little baskets/boxes that would work just great!!  You can cut out this fun little basket quick and easy.  Or try out our new milk carton!  Then your may basket can be all closed up, wont spill.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Whew.... the boys are gone. Its just us girls

With the boys off playing ball, even the sweet little girls got to play in the sand box.  Something tells me we need a bigger sand box before next visit with everyone!  What do you think.  More memories more Studio J coming.....

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Move over.... there is always room for more...

We found this fun little ship sandbox.  We filled it with sand for the upcoming visit of our grandkids coming home.  Little did we know that a sand box so small would be the star attraction.  Not all 14 are in there in this picture.... but a good share of them!  So much fun.  I know JUST the close to my heart kit of paper I will choose to Studio J scrapbook this photo and the others that day.  Keep checking back and see....

Friday, April 27, 2012

Memories...... what treasures

I had the total and fabulous privilage last week of having my ENTIRE family together for the first time in YEARS......  What a treasured week that was.  (ok.... a little noisy, busy, lots of meals and dishes....) but priceless!!  We have 6 children and 14 grandchildren.  This was the first time that most had met everyone under the age of 4.  Cousins meeting for the very first time.   Aunts and Uncles meeting neices and nephews they had not met.....  Memories of that week are PRICELESS.  We had a fabulous time.  I cant wait to get these (over 1000 photos) scrapbooked.  I scrapbook my grandkids using Studio J (our fantastic online scrapbooking program. )  You just MUST try it out!!!  Watch for upcoming posts of layouts created using Studio J and these memory making family members of mine.  Arent they awesome.....

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Nothing more fun than playing with my cricut cartridge, the new DOTTY paper, and friends!!  This was our cricut project for the month of April.  Join us on May 17 for the next workshop.  Nothing more fun, than Close to my Heart Cricut fun!  You choose your time.... 10:00 am or 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An AMAZiNG set

If you have not purchased your stamp of the month for April.... you only have one more week to get it.  There are some 'amazing' things you can do with it and a package of our paper.  Hurry, the month is almost over

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You are.......

Ben is featured in this block set created with the April stamp of the month.  In a patchwork fashion, words are added to spotlight this darling little boy.

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's not too late!!

It isnt too late to get your April stamp of the month.  Look at this adorable card made using our April Stamp of the Month!  something totally different, and so darling!  Thanks to all the fantastic consultants who share their ideas with us!  You Rock

Sunday, April 22, 2012

End of School year.... thank you teacher

The end of the school year is coming quickly.  why not look ahead and get your teacher thank you cards made early!  Check out this darling idea! 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Who needs Milk when you can use your Dotty paper

Close to my heart offers these fun fun milk carton gift bags.  How fun to decorate one with our DOTTy FOR YOU paper.  Of course you can also cut out darling flowers using our cartridge and make a matching card too.  Oh the fun you will have with your Dotty

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dotty LAyOuT

How about using your DOTTy paper for a darling layout.  This idea was also shared with me on Pinterest.  Everyone is having so much DOTTY FuN

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

So many butterflies

This is another card created by a sister ctmh consultant!  it features butterflies cut from our Cricut cartridge, along with our DOTTY FOR you paper packet.  Schedule a workshop of your own and earn a paper packet FREE

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty and the April Stamp of the Month

This darling card was shared on Pinterest!  It is created with the new DOTTY FOR YOU paper packet and the April Stamp of the month.  How cool is this!!  You just MUST get some of this paper!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

DoTtY for You!!

Check out the fun!!  To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month (May) Close to my heart has designed an adorable pack of paper that you can purchaseat a fabulous reduced price!!  Starting tomorrow, you can purchase this ENTIRE packet of paper for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!  You will want to get multiple packs.  it is just adorable.  Watch the blog this week for some fun ideas using the paper pack in the special kit. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

all in the numbers

Our fantastic cricut cartridge will cut out these fun number shapes all in one cut.  isnt this a fun birthday bag.  It is all so easy using the cricut cartridge.  Thanks to the creative person who designed this fabulous gift bag.  Close to my Heart is filled with talented women!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

What do you do with Bakers Twine???

ANYTHING YOU wAnT to!!!  look what this consultant did using bakers twine.  using some stitching and a brad for the center.... darling flowers for a layout!  We carry lots of colors.  Check it out HERE

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chocolate Gift bags

Well ok.... you could put anything inside these, but wouldnt it be fun to get (or give one) filled with chocolate!!  Thanks for sharing this fun idea with us!!  these are made from our fabulous new FOOTLOOSE paper packet!!  Get yours today!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Ok I think this has become one of my favorite paper packs this idea book!!!  I love the colors and the fun prints.  Check out just a FEW of the fun things you and Stella could do together.....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter fun with Art Philosophy

Look what some fabulous consultants have come up with using our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Just simple shapes..... turned into Easter friends.  Cut these out as shown and glue them to the frone of our little basket (from the cartridge) and you have a darling little easter decoration to fill with your favorite treat!!  Thanks Christine for such fun ideas....

Monday, April 9, 2012


Taralyn shared her talent with this fun AMAZING card.  Again, all shapes have been cut out with the cricut cartridge and the card has been stamped with this fun Stamp of the Month set.  she has embellished it with the fun bakers twine. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Totally Amazing Card

Tina shared this fun  "Truly Amazing"  card.  She too has cut the shapes out with the cricut cartridge, and popped them off the card using foam tape.  HOW CUTE.  A couple of small brads embellish the bottom corner.  Thanks Tina for this AMAZING card...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A FUN card for any FUN occassion!

Camy made this fun card.  using shapes from the Art Philosophy Cartridge, a fun crem brulee paper flower, and the stamp of the month stamps..... you too can create this card for any occassion that is FUN

Friday, April 6, 2012


Louise created this fun INCREDIBLY COOL card.  Do you have someone you could send this too.  Who in YOUR life is INCREDIBLE COOL.    All shapes were cut out of the cricut cartridge.  It is INCREDIBLY COOL!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

a COOL card....

Our team does a card swap each month.  I made this one to add to the swap.  I too used the same stamp set "You are....." and the crusin paper pack.  Using our FaNtAsTic Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut out the stars, and the circle.  Easy easy easy  Everyone can use a 'cool' card from time to time.....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Sarah made this cute card using the Crusin' paper pack and the April Stamp of the month!!  The shapes have been cut out using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge  (if You dont have this yet, you really need to get it!! !!)  Order yours HERE

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You are an Original

Wouldnt this make a fantastic card for all the Graduates in your life this year?  You are an Original!!  Wish them the best with this fun card using the Crusin' paper pack and the april stamp of the month.    This card was also made by one of my team members.

Monday, April 2, 2012

You are AMAZING.....

This card is created by one of my team members, Bridget.  She has used the Crusin' paper packet along with cranberry ink.  The little ribbon of the tag and the tag itself  is stamped with the background stamps in the set.  Of course, the shapes have ALL been cut out with the cricut using the Art philosophy cricut cartridge.  Three little self stick sparkles finished off the card giving it just enough bling.  Get your products to complete this card by SHOPPiNg here

Sunday, April 1, 2012

FaBuLoUs Stamp of the Month ideas

Check out these FaBuLoUs cards made with this months Stamp of the Month "You Are...."  Watch the daily post this next week for an upclose look at each card.