Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Get Your 2015 Cover Page Done!

I am happy to say I am caught up on my 2015 album!  LOL  Oh wait..I haven't taken any pictures yet!  LOL

If you came to my open house in November, you made your cover page.  If you didn't, then you are going to have to make your own or Scraplift!  It's ok...you can do that!  

So get out your supplies and get that first page made!  My husband and I always go out on January 1st and take our picture.  It has become a tradition.  Then we are ready for a New Year full of memories!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Organize it!

January is usually the month to get organized! And I want to tell you about our NEW organizing system!!  This is our NEW Rolling Tote!  It is amazing!  It fits all of our hard case organizing totes.  And the thing I LOVE about it is that you can put whatever size organizers in it!   YEA!!

This case is padded and has 2 side panels to fit your trimmer, catalog and all your scrapbooking supplies.  The front also have a zipper panel.  See the picture all the way at the bottom.  It has wheels and a pull out handle for easy hauling!!  This has definitely been made BY A SCRAPBOOKER!!  It unzips all the way down for easy access.

If you would like to get yours, you can either call or email me or order it online from my website.  see also have a matching shoulder tote too!   It is time to get organized with Close to my Heart!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


 I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.  
And, remember the reason for the season!

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Close to my Heart Albums

Our new albums are amazing and they are not available for order.  Check out this video for all the info on the construction and styles

Contact me to get yours ordered or go to my website and order there!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cute Table Decorations

So I was planning my unit Christmas party and wanted to have something at each persons seat at our table...and I was going through my closet and found these cute little jars.  Yes, I had about 20 of them.  DANG!  lol  So in an effort to use what I have, I pulled them out, added a little ribbon around the lid, put a Cricut shape on it with a cute little stamped snowman (C1506 Flakey Friends).  TADA!  Not only did I use what I have, but they are STINKIN CUTE!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Make Your Own Place Cards

Want to put a personal touch on your Christmas table?  Get out your supplies and start making them.

I cut the Cranberry and White cardstock out using our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, grabbed my stamps and done.  I also took those big binder clips and put washi tape and a zip strip and DONE!

The color of the washi tape not the right didn't come out that great.  It is clear with gold dots on it.  It looks orange here!  LOL

I LOVE being able to go to my supplies and make it homemade!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Rolling Tote from Close to my Heart!

OH MY GOSH!  I just LOVE THIS!  Hot off the press...or should I say, just off the ship...is our NEW Rolling Tote and coordinating Shoulder Tote!   Check out this video!!!

Now you have the perfect way to carry all of your stamps and accessories!

The Rolling Tote is $149.95 and the Shoulder Tote is $26.95.  Get yours NOW!  You can call/email me or place the order on my website.

This would make a GREAT Christmas present!!!

How Many Days Until Christmas?

Here is a fun little sign you can make with your current craft supplies!

I just took a piece of New England Ivy & Cranberry cardstock, stamped "days until Christmas" in white ink.  Added a stamped tree and santa and put it on an easel.  Oh and I cut a piece of black cardstock and wrote with chalk on the cardstock.

Easy!!  And yes, the 31 days is wrong...there are only 15 days!  EEK!  Time to get crafting!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Make Your Own tags

It's that time of the year when we need to start wrapping our presents and why not make your own tags?  
I was doing that last week and couldn't find my store bought tags...you know the semi cute ones that are self adhesive.  So I thought...oh darn!  I need to run to the store.  BUT, then it came to me...just make some!!  
I was going to cute some out with the Cricut cartridge, but decided I wanted these.  So I stamped the rectangle in Cranberry all over a sheet of white cardstock.  Then I took this cute santa (D1494 Christmas Cheer) There is also a cute elf, trees, present, snowflakes and a tag (that I didn't use)  lol.  Love this set.

I took a post it note and covered the bottom of the tag and stamped it. 

Here they are all stamped

I grabbed our markers and off I went...coloring!  Now this whole process took about 30 - 45 minutes, however, I cut them all out when I was on hold and talking to people on the phone...YEA!  

And here is the finished tag.  I attached them to the packages with red washi tape!  So fun and SO CUTE!
So remember, get your scrapbooking & stamping supplies out and make your own!  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Group Layouts

If you are ready to get some Christmas layouts done BEFORE Christmas, then you will want to get ready!  I have several groups making these 4 layouts.  BUT, you need to act fast.  My groups all meet in the beginning of this month to avoid some holiday stress.  
Check out my "upcoming events" tab here on my blog. 

 RSVP if you want to come and make these layouts!