Friday, May 17, 2019

Zoe Card Class--May 28th!

So, I've been having so much fun making things with the Zoe paper that I've decided to add another workshop featuring Zoe.  This card workshop, designed by Susan Williams, also features our brand new Stitched Flower Thin Cuts (Z4064, $36.95).  Let me just tell you now that you are going to want this set of die cuts!!!  The flowers are so pretty!!  The extra stitching on the petals and leaves just gives it a really cool texture.  Our popular die cuts sometimes run out, so I would encourage you to purchase these before they are gone (or on a two-month backorder)! 

Back to the workshop. . .this card class features 10 different cards.  In addition to the Zoe paper and the flower die cuts, they also use our new Subway Tile Embossing Folder ( Z4055, $9.95).  Here's ANOTHER product that I also think will run out before the catalog retires, so snatch it while you can!  The class is Tuesday, May 28th, and the cost if $15.  This should be a fun and relatively easy workshop. . .I'll have the pieces pre-cut--you just stamp the sentiments of your choice and assemble the cards.  You'll only need adhesive and foam tape/dots.  If you are long-distance and would like your own ready-to-assemble kit, I can ship you a kit for $23.  E-mail me at if you're interested.

Z4055 Subway Tile Embossing Folder, $9.95

Z4064 Stitched Flower Thin cuts, $36.95

Friday, April 26, 2019

Zoe is back. . .and it's even better!

Close to My Heart has brought back the popular Zoe paper pack for a limited time.  They've also created a fun new sticker page to go with it!  Now through May 31st, you can order the Zoe collection and download a FREE layout/card guide on my website at  

BUT, WAIT!  This paper is too cute to stop there!  I'm offering a fun three-layout workshop (six pages total) on June 13th.  Cost is $19 and your pieces will be pre-cut and ready to assemble.  This workshop is designed by Chris Robertson, and I think you will absolutely love these pages!  

If you're not local or you can't attend on that date. . .order the supplies from me and I will send you the cutting files.  

You'll need:

CC4195 Zoe Paper Pack w/ stickers $9.95
CC5192 Zoe Coordinating CS $9.95
Z4196 White Ribbon $5.50
Z3274 Clear Sparkles $3.50

Optional:  Z1979 Journaling Pen $3.50

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Check out our new Made With Love special running now through the end of May.  This collection features a unique wooden album that would make a fantastic gift for someone you love.  It would be a perfect Mother's Day gift (note how they stamped "Mother" on the front of the wooden album), but you could make this album for any occasion.  You can buy the components separately or you can buy a kit (with or without the exclusive stamp set) to put this fun album together.  You can check out all the purchasing options on my website at  There is a special Design Space file created for this project (note the unique shaped pages shown in the bottom photo). . .to access it, you would need to own the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Here's a fun new special ONLY available through the end of April.  The Wild About You mini album kit is only $17.95, and it has everything you need to make this adorable album.  I think this would make a really cute baby gift or grandma brag book.  Because it's so simple, it would also be a fun mini album to do WITH your kids.  And, honestly, it's such a good deal that you might want to consider buying the kit whether or not you intend to make the mini album!  If you bought the components in this kit separately, you'd pay a lot more!  Hurry over to to get your kit before April 30th!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Feels Like Home Card Workshop Featuring the Love So Sweet Stamp Set

I've created a 12-card workshop using the April Stamp of the Month, Love So Sweet, and the Feels Like Home paper packet.  These two go SO WELL together, and they also showcase our Color of the Year, Sugarplum.  I've also used the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts on several of these cards.  The Fancy Tags are a bit of an investment, but they're the kind of die cuts you'll keep and use FOREVER!!

To make these cards, you'll need:

  • X7243B Feels Like Home Paper Pack (you’ll only need half for 12 cards), $10.95
  • X7243D Feels Like Home Coordinating CS (1/3 pack for 12 cards), $9.95
  • Two sheets White Daisy CS (x6027)
  • S1904 Love So Sweet (April Stamp of the Month)
  • Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems $5.50
  • Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon $5.50
  • Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush $5.50
  • Stamp Pads:  Sugarplum, Fern, Charcoal & Mink
  • Z4305 Fancy Tags Thin Cuts, $45.95 (note that you could use shapes cut from a Cricut cartridge if you don't have these die cuts, but trust me when I tell you that you'll LOVE these Thin Cuts!)
  • X254 White Cards & Envelopes (you’ll need 12)
  • Z3341 Foam tape, $4.50 (any will work, but I prefer this thin tape)
  • Optional:  S1901 Card Captions (January Stamp of the Month)—or any sentiment stamps that you have on hand.

To get my cutting guide and card instructions, just place a $25 or more order on my website,, during the month of April.  You'll need to include the April Stamp of the Month, Love So Sweet, because this is the only month you can get it.  Remember that you have two purchasing options for the Stamp of the Month.  Buy it for the regular retail price of $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  If you're buying some of the other items you'll need, I'd choose the $5 option!  But, either way, you must order during the month of April to get this gorgeous Stamp of the Month!

If you're a Close to My Heart Consultant, and you'd like to get my cutting guide, you may purchase it for $12.  Use the button below to pay through my PayPal account, and I will e-mail the files to you. 

I offer my workshop files FREE to my team members, and I'd be happy to give you tips and ideas for doing this workshop with your own customers.  If you're interested in joining my Close to My Heart team, let me know!  You can sign up through my website, (click on the JOIN tab).  Feel free to contact me directly--I'd be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sharing Some Cards from My Recent Card Marathon

I thought I'd share some cards from my recent Card Marathon workshop.  For this class, we make 20 cards in one night--four each of five different designs.  I design the cards and pre-cut the pieces.  Attendees stamp their pieces and assemble.  I try to offer a variety of sentiments so that they can change up their cards to suit their needs.  If you live in the Springfield, MO, area, be sure you come join us the next time I do one of these classes!  

The papers featured on all of these cards are part of our March BOGO special, so it's a great time to stock up on these fun prints!

This card uses the ice cream cone from the Workshops Your Way One Scoop at a Time Cardmaking Kit.  The polka dot paper is from the Something Fierce paper pack.

I think this was the favorite card I offered.  It features the Butterfly Friendship stamp set (and die cuts) and the Feels Like Home paper pack.  What you can't see well in this photo is the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush that I used on the butterflies to give them just a touch of sparkle.  

This is the A Birthday In Watercolor stamp set, and the paper is from the Mix-Ins paper pack.  I used Glacier, Lagoon and Sapphire inks.

This paper from the So Much Happy paper pack just makes me happy!!  I used the Berry Best stamp set and added some Liquid Glass to the strawberries to make them shiny and more dimensional.  NOTE:  Liquid Glass makes red ink turn ORANGE.  Use a more maroon red (like Ruby) and the Liquid Glass will turn it into a more strawberry-like red.  I suggest testing this on scratch paper first. . .let the Liquid Glass dry fully so you'll know what color you'll get.

These cards feature the I Heart Us paper (can't get enough of this rainbow paper) and the words from our Love Blossoms stamp set (only available for a limited time).  I let my gals choose whether they wanted to add the flower, the dog or the cat.  Love these animal sets!!  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Embossed Card Workshop

Here's a card workshop inspired by fellow Consultant Lynn Como.  I love these clean, simple designs featuring our Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and the flowers from the Feels Like Home Watercolor Die-Cuts (Z4257, $5.50).  Note: the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder is now sold out (though I have a few in my inventory that I will offer to workshop attendees first).  It wouldn't surprise me at all if those die-cut watercolor flowers sell out early as well.  If you want them, order them!!  

I'm offering this class on Tuesday, March 26th, 6 p.m., and it is filling up FAST!  Cost is $14 to make 10 cards.  We'll be playing with several coloring techniques--watercolor pencils, watercolor paints and Shin Han markers.