Thursday, June 16, 2016

Calypso Layout and Card Kit NOW AVAILABLE!

My next ready-to-assemble kit is now available!  When you order my Calypso Kit, you'll get all of the pre-cut, pre-stamped pieces and accessories you'll need to complete this two-page layout and the four cards shown below.  You'll receive a full package of the Calypso Complements (you'll have many images left for other projects).  One thing I will mention. . .the design on the journaling box (next to the sun) on the layout may vary (it will either have polka dots, pineapples or popsicles).

The kit is $18 plus $5 shipping.  Note that I have several other kits available and will ship up to three at the same cost (four or five kits might cost you a couple dollars extra).  If you would like to order multiple kits and have them shipped at the same time, let me know.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016


Some of my favorite products (like the Display Trays and Shadow Box Frames) are included in this weekend's Flash Sale deals!  Be sure you check out my website,, every Friday in the month of June to see what new sale bundles have been added.  The deals are only good through the following Monday (while supplies last) so you have to snatch them up quickly if you want them!!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June Stamp of the Month

You've got to love this fun stamp set we're offering in the month of June.  I love the retro cars and travel images--just perfect for your vacation layouts!  You can get "The Long Way Home" for only $5 with a $50 purchase or purchase it for the retail price of $17.95.  Either way, it's only available in June.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It's a FLASH SALE!!!

News flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my website ( each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

Thursday, May 26, 2016


I have really enjoyed the Happy Times paper pack this month, and I thought I'd post one more reminder before it is history!  During the month of May, you can purchase this limited edition paper pack for only $14.95 or get it completely FREE with a $60 purchase.  If you purchase this paper pack from me this month, you are invited to attend my layout or card workshop on Thursday, June 16th.  If you're long-distance, I'd be happy to e-mail you the instructions for either or both workshops. There are some additional items that you will need for these workshops. . .scroll down to my previous post to see the list.  If you want to complete the workshops at home, note that you will also need Gold Shimmer Trim, Pomegranate Cardstock (for the layout) and additional white cardstock for the layout and card bases.  If you're attending the class on the 16th, I'll provide those additional items.  You can order all the items you need at

If you'd like to see MORE artwork with this awesome paper pack, head on over to Pinterest and type "CTMH Happy Times" into your search box.   Then, just watch the magic happen!!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fun Folds and Interactive Card Workshop, June 7th

I finally got a few minutes to sit down and work on projects for my upcoming Fun Folds and Interactive Card Workshop, which I've scheduled for June 7th.  I've done interactive card classes before, and some of these cards can be a little tricky.  This time, I'm keeping the card designs pretty simple--ones that you can easily replicate.  That's partly because I want to spend some time teaching you all how to make the adorable paper purse/basket shown below.  I'll probably throw in at least one more card for this class.  If you'd like to attend, let me know.  Cost will be $12.

I think this card turned out so cute!  This is a "Joy Fold Card."  I'm not sure why it's called that, but the idea is that it has a smaller flap that opens up first and then you can fold down the front of the card.  You use some kind of stamped image (like the onesie) to hold the front flap down.  For this card, I used the stamp set that comes in the Georgie Workshop on the Go kit (G1102, $29.95).  If you have any baby projects on your list, GET this workshop kit.  The paper is adorable (love the elephant pattern), and the stamp set is really sweet.   To order this paper pack and stamp set, visit my website at

I've been seeing these "pleated" cards on Pinterest, and I thought it was about time to sit myself down and make one.  They are SUPER easy.  There are lots of different patterns, some with more pleats, some that cascade down from both sides.  Once you make one, you'll get the idea.  Stay tuned. . .I hope to get some measurements and directions posted later next month.  For this card, I used the Florence paper pack.  The flowers are cut on the Cricut (I'm thinking it was Artiste) and sequins coordinate with our Florence paper pack.  

Here's another fun card technique that every card maker should learn:  pinwheel cards.  They're a fun way to show off patterned paper, like this paper from the Happy Times paper pack.  They're also a great way to use up those little scrap pieces of patterned paper you might have in your stash.  

I saw these paper purses a few months ago, and I finally got the chance this week to give it a whirl!  I used the Georgie paper pack, and I think it turned out really cute, but honestly, I think this bag would look cute with ANY paper!!