Monday, September 16, 2019


This 12-card workshop features our Every Little Thing Paper Pack, the Every Little Thing Vellum Die-cuts and the new Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp set.  Put all three of these things together, and magical things happen!!  I'm offering this workshop on Monday, September 23rd, with a possible second round on Tuesday, September 24th.  If you're interested, let me know!  

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


I am so excited to announce the launch of our TWO new catalogs!  That's right. . .TWO!  We now have a single core catalog that will be good for an entire year as well as a seasonal catalog that changes every two months!  This means that you'll have an exciting new catalog with awesome new products every TWO MONTHS!!  You can view both of these catalogs on my website at  Remember that the items in the September/October catalog are only available for two months, so if you see something you like, you might want to snag it before it's gone!  Two months goes by REALLY FAST!

You may notice that we are not featuring a Halloween paper pack in our September/October catalog.  That's because we have a Halloween special running now through the end of October.  Spooktacular has to be one of the CUTEST Halloween collections we've had in a long time.  You have several purchasing options:  the paper pack with the stickers, the paper pack w/o the stickers, the stamp set with the die cuts or w/o the die cuts. . .or a whole bundle of cute products that you can use to make the projects shown (using the free downloadable guide) or creations of your choice. 

A new month also means a new Stamp of the Month, and this is just one of those great sentiment stamp sets that's good to have in your stash.  As always, you can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase in September.  Also, stay tuned because I have a class coming in October featuring this stamp set. . .but you'll need to sign up in September so I get the right number of stamp sets ordered.  

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August Special!

If you love our Workshops Your Way kits, August is the month to buy!  During the month of August, you can buy one WYW Kit and get the second one for 35% off!  This includes the card kits and the scrapbooking kits (both basic and deluxe). 

Our scrapbooking kits include everything you need to make six beautiful scrapbook pages.  They include FULL packages of accessories, so you're likely to have leftovers that you can use on many other projects.  They ALSO include page protectors--and we have the best page protectors on the market!  They also have color printed instructions to walk you through making the projects.  When you buy a WYW kit, you're saving at least 10 percent off the cost of purchasing the items separately.  Whether you use the kit to do the projects in the guide or go off on your own, it's a good deal! 

Our cardmaking kits include an exclusive stamp set -- only available in the kit.  You'll get enough materials and a guide for making 12 cards (six each of two designs).  HOWEVER, know that you can use the materials to make cards anyway you'd like!  I tell my customers to buy card kits based on how much they like the exclusive stamp set.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Craft On Everyday Life Album

Okay. . .so, I've found a design concept that is SO quick and easy.  It's called the 3-2-1 pattern, and it basically involves cutting your paper into 3", 2" or 1" strips and then attaching them to your page in any order you like.  This is the concept featured in our new Craft On Everyday Life Album Kit available now through August 31st.  Once you make this album, you'll be chomping at the bit to make another one!!  

There are two ways you can make this album:  1) Purchase the product bundle on and download the instruction guide.  2) Sign up to come to my class!

The product bundle is $35.95.  Note that it does NOT include the Black Everyday Life Album, which I highly recommend.  If you come to my workshop, you can make the pages for $28 (the cost difference is because I won't be giving you WHOLE packs of Flip Flaps or sequins--you'll just use what you need for the album).  Again, the album is not included, but you are welcome to add it on. 

If you're interested in the workshop, let me know ASAP!  Right now, I'm looking at August 22nd, but I'm flexible depending on who signs up.  I will need time to get your materials ordered. 

Craft On Album Bundle, $35.95
Black Everyday Life Album, $15.95

Bring Back My Pack: Seaside

Close to My Heart has been bringing back some of our favorite paper packs from the past.  Now through August, they are featuring the Seaside paper pack.  This pack was beautiful when it came out a few years ago, and it's still gorgeous!  They've updated the colors a bit (even better than before), and they've added a 12 x 12 sticker sheet that I absolutely love.  If you EVER intend to scrapbook a beach vacation, you need this paper pack in your stash.  And, even if you don't, you'll love having this paper pack for cards and other projects.  

You have several purchasing options:  if you buy the kit bundle, you can download the instructions from my website,, to make the projects in the photo below.  The stamp set in the bundle is actually one from a few years ago, so if you happen to have the stamp set in your stash, there's also an option to get the kit without the stamp set.  

If you'd like to get some beach-themed layouts done, check out the photos of the four layouts below, designed by Tina Lovell.  They were easy to put together, and they're so pretty!  I'd like to offer this as a workshop on August 8th, though I have some flexibility on the date if another time works better for everyone.  If you're local and you'd like come, LET ME KNOW!  Cost for this class is only $27, which is a great deal for eight pages (four two-page layouts)!

Seaside Kit Bundle--$29.95 (also available w/o stamp set for $20.95)

Seaside Paper Pack with sticker sheet, $9.95

Seaside Coordinating Cardstock Pack, $9.95

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Stamptacular Sale this weekend!

Now, here's something worth shouting about!!  Starting tomorrow (Friday, June 28th) at 4 p.m. CT, ALL of our current stamp sets--plus a few exclusive stamp--sets will be on sale 35% off!  YIPPEE!!!  The sale runs through Sunday, June 30th, at midnight. To shop, visit  Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

So many awesome things to talk about!!!

We have so many exciting things going on with Close to My Heart.  It's hard to keep up with all of them!  If you like more timely updates, I encourage you to follow me on Facebook ( post nearly every day on Facebook but only once every couple of weeks on my blog.  So, here's a summary of upcoming classes and specials:

We have a 24-hour Flash Sale starting tomorrow (Friday, June 21) at 4 p.m. Central Time.  Shop to see what awesome deals they'll offer this time around.  SHOP EARLY because the deals disappear quickly. . .and the best deals can be gone in minutes!  While you're shopping the Flash Sale, be sure to take a look at our specials that are running this month AND check out the clearance section.  

Last Call for the World Is Yours Scrapbook Workshop on Monday, June 24th, 6 p.m.  I stocked up on extra paper packs (part of our May special), so it's not too late to sign up.  We'll do FOUR two-page layouts featuring this versatile paper.  

Second Round of Card Marathon added for Thursday, June 27th, 6 p.m.  We'll make 20 cards in one night--four each of the five designs shown below.  Class fee is a $30 minimum order, which means you get your 20 cards FREE!  That's a great deal!  Let me know ASAP if you'd like to attend the second round of this class.

We've got a great stamp of the month for June. . .I've had so much fun playing with this cake stamp!  You can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase or buy it at the retail price of $18.95.  Get it before the month is over!

Close to My Heart has some incredible specials running this month.  If you're shopping the Flash Sale tomorrow, don't forget to take a look at these items.  Actually, hop over to my website and look NOW so that you'll be ready to add them to your cart QUICKLY during the Flash Sale (lest your Flash Sale items disappear from your cart while you're shopping other items)!  

For the Best Moments are Free special, you get a FREE layout kit with the purchase of certain stamp sets.  Three of the stamp sets are from our current catalog, and the last one (Then and Now) was created exclusively for this special.  You can download the layout cutting guide from my website OR you can use your free paper/accessory anyway you please!  If you like ALL of the kits, you can purchase a bundle with ALL of the kits in it for only $52.95. . .and that would immediately qualify you to get the Stamp of the Month for $5!  This special ONLY runs through the end of June, so make sure you get your order placed before the end of the month.

For our new Share the Joy special, Close to My Heart has created two exclusive stamp sets with lots of fun images in them.  They've also created a really cool Thin Cut (die cut) that fits perfectly on the front of your card so that you can display these fun images collage-style.  LOVE THIS!!  You can buy either stamp set or the die cut separately, OR you can get them all in a bundle for only $39.95!!  This special runs through the end of July.