Saturday, May 30, 2020

Artbooking, Artistry & You Are Here Physical Cricut Cartridges Still Available!

If you have an Expression or other older Cricut machine that does not use Design Space, you probably know that Cricut no longer makes Cricut cartridges. This means that as the inventory in our warehouse is depleted, you will no longer be able to purchase the physical cartridges. It is getting harder and harder to find cartridges to use in these machines. For that reason, you are when you find a cartridge you want to own, you need to buy it while you can!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Love the outdoors? Make these fun cards and learn some new techniques!

If you've been following my blog this month, you've seen several projects using products from the Aurora collection. Today, I'd like to share with your some outdoor themed cards I made recently using these products. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Eagle Ridge Ranch Memories using Aurora Scrapbooking Workshop

I love the pages I made with the Aurora Scrapbooking Workshop. In this post, I'll show you my the modifications I made to these pages and how I finished them off with my photos from our trip to a ranch in Idaho a couple years ago. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day Sale: Military & Patriotic stamp sets and more!



In celebration of Memorial Day, Close To My Heart issued two new patriotic stamp sets and broght back several military-themed stamp sets. These sets are specially made for projects that celebrate America and honor those who serve.

I'm Proud Of You Pinwheel Card (Free Kit with Purchase)

Who do you know that deserves a "I'm proud of you card"?  I bet you have at least one person in mind. 

so proud of you card


Friday, May 22, 2020

Updated Schedule: New dates for virtual and live events

Covid-19 has changed how we meet up to craft together. Several events have been canceled or postponed and new virtual opportunities have been scheduled. Read this post to get all the updates then mark your calendar so you don't miss them!


Memorial Day Weekend Sale starts today at 4 pm!


This weekend, we're celebrating Memorial Day with a special sale! With deals up to 30% off selected items, the online sale is a great opportunity to prepare for a new season of crafting. The sale will begin today (Friday, May 22) at 4 pm (CDT) and end at midnight on Monday, May 25. 

Once it starts, the sale items can be found under the Promotions tab of my Close To My Heart website

Friday, May 15, 2020

New Exclusive Stamp Sets for Quarantine Crafting (You'll love the pets with masks!)


Quarantine Stamp Sets

In light of the continuing popularity of our My Acrylix® Let's Stay Home stamp set, Close To My Heart has released two new exclusive stamp sets featuring sentiments and icons to help you capture more of what is happening in your life right now. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Overview of Flower Market Cricut Collection: More than just Flowers!

Today, I'd like to share some of the reasons I love the Flower Market Cricut Collection. Although the physical cartridge that contained these images is now retired they are now available using my special Cricut Affiliate link

Mirror, Mirror... Evil Queen Layout (Free Design Space Project)

Anyone else missing getting out and going places? Today, I was thinking of one of my favorite places to visit and thought I'd share this layout from our trip to Disneyland a few years ago. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Blue Skies!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with the beautiful Blue Skies collection, featuring a double-size paper packet with lots of fantastic coordinating products, such as stickers, stamp sets, Thin Cuts, and more! 

Blue Skies Collection

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Craft along with me to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day this year!



If you are getting stir crazy sheltering in place and are ready to have some fun, join me on the Close To My Heart Facebook page on May 2 to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day!

National Scrapbooking Day


Just Keep Swimming Shaker Card (Free Kit with Purchase)

When life is tough, sometime the only thing you can do is "just keep swimming". Find out below how you can get the stamp set I used for this card for just $5 and get a kit to make this card for free!



Friday, April 17, 2020

Sheltering in Place Projects! What are you making?

While sheltering in place last weekend, I hosted a virtual crop with my Close To My Heart team. Aren't they beautiful? We had a fun time catching up, laughing and at times just working in silence --- together.  It was so much fun, we have scheduled another one for next weekend!

Get Great Deals at my Online Inventory Sale tomorrow!

Are you looking for a new supplies for your next creative project? You don't want to miss this sale! I've dug through the inventory left over from the CKC Convention and have slashed prices on lots of retired products!!!


The sale is tomorrow at 10 am on my "Creative Friends" Facebook group. You are invited to join the fun and get some great deals! Join group now>>


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Using Evernote to organize your stamp collection...plus a free Stamptacular Notebook!

Yesterday, I posted about the amazing Stamptacular Sale that is happening on my Close To My Heart website. With all of our stamp sets currently on sale, it is a good time to talk about organizing our stamp sets. If you've been following my blog, you know that I use Evernote and in this post, I'll give you some tips for getting started and also give you a free notebook to get started!



Saturday, February 22, 2020

Stamptacular Sale: One week left to save big on stamps!

There is just over a week left in February, which means our Stamptacular Sale will be coming to an end soon. Shop not to lock in your savings!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Last Chance at Valentine's Day Kits

February 14 has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you need to hide away your hearts! We still have three adorable kits that are perfect for Valentine's Day or to celebrate love any time of year!




Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Brighten up February with the new Craft With Heart Scrapbooking Layouts

The February Craft with Heart scrapbooking layouts are bright and cheerful! It's just what I need on this cold winter day. These coordinate with the happy Celebrate Today paper collections and working with them helps me dream of the warmer days ahead. 



Sunday, February 16, 2020

Escape to the Craft Room is coming on February 28

Do you have what it takes to Escape to the Craft Room? Only the die-hardest creators will be able to cut, stamp and glue their way into the craft room and view the coveted new Idea Book!
Join me for a fun night of puzzles, prizes, projects and new products!


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Get your Valentine's Memories preserved with a Free Workshop Guide

Did you have a nice Valentine's Day? Whether you had a fun evening out or enjoyed a cozy night at home, I hope you made some great memories and remembered to take pictures.



Friday, February 14, 2020

Lucky in Love Flash Sale starts at 4 pm today! Ready, set,...SHOP!


Feeling Lucky? Flash Sale on my Close To My Heart website starts at 4 pm (CST) this afternoon. Great ready for some great deals!

What's Old is New #2! The Hooray Bouquet Stamp set coordinates with Art Philosophy Cricut images!

Update 2/13/2020: I updated this post from 2011 because the Hooray Bouquet set used for this mini-layout is back for a limited time! Even better, it is part of our Stamptacular sale and just $12.25! This stamp set coordinates our very first Cricut collection Art Philosophy. This was one of the first Art Philosophy stamp sets and I sure got a lot of mileage out of it! 


This mini-layout is still hanging above my mom's computer and it still makes me smile everytime I see it. My "little" girl in this picture is now in college and all grown up. Time sure flies doesn't it?

Although this cartridge retired several years ago, it is back through my special Cricut link! In fact all of our Cricut images can now be purchased and used in Design Space with your Explore or Maker machines!!! Hurry, this stamp set will retire again on 2/29/2020!


Thursday, February 13, 2020

What's old is new! Updated 2014 workshop post, printable guide available

Update 2/13/2020: I updated this post from 2014 because the Remarkable Wreath stamp set used for this card kit is back for a limited time! Even better, it is part of our Stamptacular sale and just $9.50! If you purchase this stamp set from my Close To My Heart website, I'll send you a pdf cutting and assembly guide for these cards. Although the Timberline paper is retired, other papers and  embellishments can be substituted and give these card designs an updated look! Hurry, this stamp set will retire again on 2/29/2020!





Overview of the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection for Making Cards and More

I'm so excited that our retired Cricut image collections are now available to purchase using my special Cricut Affiliate link! In this post, I'm going to knock the dust off the a favorite collection, especially for card-makers, Artfully Sent. Join my as to learn all the features of this amazing set of images.




Saturday, January 4, 2020

January Craft With Heart Scrapbooking Layout Reveal

The January Craft with Heart scrapbooking boxes have shipped -- want to take a peek at these new layouts? Our subscription program is a fun way to get a kit for two layouts delivered to your door automatically each month.