Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Card with Snowflakes...Times Two!

Christmas is a beautiful but busy time indeed.  I like to keep my crafting at the holidays pretty, weeeeeell, simple.  Even better is when I can find a simple way to make something that looks WAY harder to accomplish.  I think this card does both things!

I used the Snowflake Thin Cut (which is unfortunately now sold out) and the Snowflake Embossing Folder to create a lovely little bit of merry!  The colors I combined, Sea Glass and Emerald, create a bit of an elegant feel, don't you think?

Easy, breezy, beautiful, CTMH!!!  ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This December, It's the Little Things!

Hello my crafty friends!  December 1st is here, and I am so excited to share the latest Close to My Heart sale with you!  This month, we are paying tribute to the little things.  Check out this amazing and timely deal!

"So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!"

Priced at just $18.95 and $19.95, these will make the perfect gifts for the scrapbooker or memory keeper on your shopping list!  Each of the bundles saves you almost $10 off the retail price of the products!  See all the available bundles HERE on my CTMH website.  Order soon for delivery before Christmas!  :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

CYBER Makeover MONDAY!!!!

Sooooooo, if you have your eyes on a Close to My Heart Cricut Collection today is your day!  When you spend $30 on my website, you can take 30% off any Cricut Collection of your choice! 

That's like buying a Cricut Collection and adding another $30 of product for nothing!!!  What a great time to add to your image options!  As an added bonus, make a purchase on my website today and I will send you a special thank you for supporting my small business!  :)

Flower Market



City Sidewalks

Now on to the makeover part of Cyber Monday in which I used two of our Cricut collections!

You might know I am a HUGE fan of the CTMH Cut Above Kits.  I also LOVE to add my own little touches to the beautiful designs when I have the time.  I did this using just the red card base included in the 'Tis the Season Card Kit recently for my workshop.  Check this out...

My stunningly talented friend, Katy, used this great little wreath on the City Sidewalks digital Cricut Collection as the 'O' in JOY which I stumbled upon HERE on her Instagram. I loved it so much, I used it in another way...

And then I added a twist of my own!  I used the White Glitter Paper and Snowflake Thin Cuts like this...

Which one do you like better?

Still available!!!

Only in November!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Makeover Monday!


Makeover Monday is back in a BIG way!  I am pretty excited over this one, you see, because I haven't had a workshop in what seems like AGES.  Well, this weekend I buckled down and scheduled a Christmas Workshop!!! 

One of the gift tags we will be making uses the perfectly beautiful plaid paper from the Close to My Heart Cut Above 'Tis the Season Card Kit.  I ADORE this little piece of paper, you guys!

You will just have to imagine the string on this one as I was in a hurry to get my workshop email out today...but I can't WAIT to show you the rest of my creative session!  See you soon!

Here are the other CTMH products I used to make this one....

A1193 Wreath My Acrylix Stamp

CC1157 Thin Cuts Wreath 

Z4005 Thin Cuts Gift

C1665 Season of Magic My Acrylix Stamp

Poppy Enchantment Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad

Emerald Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Red Glitter Paper 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Watercolor on Wednesday

Welcome back to my little crafty blog!

Yes, I have been MIA for a bit, and I have not one, but TWO very good reasons for that.  The first is the fact that I have been completely consumed with watching my CUBBIES win the World Series last week!!!! (photos courtesy of trolling Facebook)  ;)

In my lifetime, I have seen every Chicago team win a championship!!!

OH my word, do you even believe it!??  I am STILL pinching myself to be sure it really happened!

OK, so the second thing consuming my time is not nearly as fun...through NO fault of my own, my internet provider (AT&T, and I highly suggest dropping them after this experience) suspended my email account!!!!!!  I have had this account since approximately the year 2000, so just slightly less time since the Cubs won their last series, lol.  Long story shorter--I have since been spending all my evenings getting into ALL my online accounts and updating my email addresses.  You can imagine the headache--especially when I cannot for the life of me remember my passwords!  I am using only a gmail account now and I HIGHLY recommend you use one instead of any email address that you are essentially paying to use.  I do NOT want you to have to go through this experience.  Trust me!

Now, on to the crafts!

I recently used an amazing piece of watercoloring that my daughter painted with my CTMH Watercolor Paints with a dropper....and I used it as a scrapbook layout background in her baby book!

You should have seen her face when she saw the layout...she was SO proud.

I added some of the Baby Boy and Girl Complements for some easy-peasy interest...and also some Enamel and Glitter Duo buttons and Gypsy stamped letters from the Marker Alphabet My Acrylix.

I love that my girl loves it!

Only available in November!
New Thin Cuts!

Get your 2017 Planner pages!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tricks and Treats Blog Hop!

Here is a crafty way to kick off your Halloween celebrations this weekend!  The girls over at Blog Hops with Heart put together some sweet treats for you to browse, so grab your loot bag and start hopping!

This project was a bit over two years in the making...I just never had a chance to see it through until now.  I'm rather glad though since I now have some sparkly white glitter paper and the new Adventure Fundamentals to use...

I used a great 3D box shape from the now retired Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I used my Cricut Explore machine to create triangular panels for each side, then resized them all to create some different heights.  I loved being able to bling these up a bit with sequins and black shimmer ribbon.

I just LOVE playing with paper and bling!!!!  

Thanks so much for popping in today to check out our projects!  Now hop on over to Becca's blog to see what treats she has up her sleeve!

Here's the whole line up for our hop (can you tell I'm watching baseball??? GO CUBS!):

Amie (Me!)



Planner bundles or pages!!!

New Thin Cuts!!!

Only in October!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Close to My Heart Planners are BACK!!!

YES!!!  My Cubs are up 10-2 in the 7th inning as I type this AND the Close to My Heart Planner pages are BACK....does it get any better than that??? 

It DOES!!!!  The new 2017 pages have COLORING illustrations for you to get your creativity on!!! 

Believe me when I say you need to grab these sooooooon if you want them!  Available for a limited time only, and last year the pages sold out faster than expected!

ALSO!!!  New Thin Cuts available!!!  Check out these fantastic new thin cuts available while supplies last!

FINALLY!!!!  Close to My Heart has completely redesigned their INK PADS!!!!!  This is a very welcome change--and you will not believe how easy the magnetized cases are to open!

Only in October!