Saturday, October 12, 2019

Signing Off For Now

Hey friends,

I have decided to take a break from by blog for a while, so the Close to My Heart catalog links, specials, and pics won't be updated each month.  I'll let you know when I am back in action.

Until then....don't let anyone dull your sparkle!


Sunday, September 22, 2019

So much NEW Close to My Heart!

Hi guys!  There was SO much new happening with Close to My Heart this month I could hardly digest all the information myself, let alone pass it along to you! Now that I have had a chance to sort it all out, take a minute to see what is NEW!  In order to celebrate all the NEWness, I opened up a MYSTERY HOSTESS party on my website for you to order through.  One lucky customer will win $25 or more of FREE CTMH products!!!  You will receive one entry for every $25 in product you order!  Good luck!

First off there are NEW papers! Hawthorn and Every Little Thing are available for two months before we feature other seasonal papers.

Next, some NEW penmanship products for learning lettering from Melissa Esplin!  See a video to explain this new product HERE!

Want a NEW Halloween layout option?  We have that too with the Spooktacular products! Be sure to go download the FREE layout directions here too!

Ready for the NEW Stamp of the Month?  Random Acts of Cardness is waiting for my carmaker friends in September!!!

Also NEW is the relationship Close to My Heart has with Cricut.  You can now find CTMH Cricut products on the Cricut website by using my affiliate link here OR by clicking on the little Cricut symbol on my Consultant Website. Please don't hesitate to ask me if you have any questions about the new digital Cricut process.

There is a brand new collections of CTMH Cricut cuts waiting for you!  Introducing, Complete Creativity!  Click on my affiliate link above to grab it!

One more NEW thing to share before I hop off today...NEW Album colors, sizes, and digital art for album covers!!!!  WOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Seaside for Summer

I will start by saying that I consider blogging two months in a row a success! :) 

It's a successful start anyway.

This month Close to My Heart has brought back another one of my favorite paper packs of all time...Seaside.  They have GOT to be reading my mind at this point because the last pack they brought back was Zoe, and ALSO one of my favorites EVAH!

Also for July only, you can grab the new Stamp of the Month, Bear Hug!  It is available for full price all month, or also for just $5 with a $50 purchase on my website.  That's a savings of over 75%!

I am NOT quite finished though, because there is one more special going on...Share the Joy!

I LOVE that there is a little bit of something for everyone this month! 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

It's My Month to Sparkle!

A little birdie told me recently that I had not updated my blog in a while...and oh my word was that bird right (thanks, Gallery!!!)  I was pretty shocked when I logged in to find that I missed an entire month...or three! 

Today I want to give a little shout out to my crafty peeps who are caught up in the midst of unwanted changes or challenges that are pushing you to your limits and eating up your time and energy--keep pushing through!  You are not alone.  You can do this.  I did not really think about it much before, but some wonderful people have shown me recently that your previous circumstances may also be able to give someone else the hope they need to get through THEIR climb. 

Moving on to some crafty news...this month is my birthday month!  For every order of $25 or more on my Close to My Heart party HERE, I will be sending YOU gifts!  I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me creative mojo is making a comeback soon I am sure!  I was actually born on Father's Day...and will be celebrating together with my dad again this year!  I am hoping to put together the You're the Best Mini Album to give him as a gift.

Take a look at this new June-only special which gives you a FREE two-page layout kit with the purchase one of four different stamp sets available now!  The Best Moments Are Free promo directions for the layouts are actually...wait for it.................................................................................
FREE to download with or without a purchase!  Just follow the link above and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  :)

Lastly, let's talk about the June Stamp of the Month--It's Your Day to Sparkle....

Can you EVEN think a better themed set to have for my birthday month????  If you have been following along with my crafty antics for a while, then you know I am all about the sparkle.  My motto most days is "Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle!"  I've been allowing myself some grace to have some very UN-sparkly days as of late, but I am working up to living it daily again.

As always, you can add the Stamp of the Month to a $50 order for just $5.  Just add $50 worth of CTMH products to your cart first, and then it will prompt you to add the STOM. You can always order it at full price during the month of June as well if your wish list isn't that long.

I would LOVE to add some sparkle to your day by sending YOU a little gift for my birthday month, so be sure to visit my Close to My Heart website in June to place a $25 or more order!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day Blog Hop!

Happy Galentine's Day to all my she-friends!  What a great day for another Blog Hops with Heart showcase!

You may have arrived from Stephanie's Blog, so keep on hopping...if not you can keep hopping in a circle right along with everyone else, so no worries!

I am SO excited about this layout because I absolutely ADORE the new line of products I used from Close to My Heart called Heart Happy.

I happened to come across two pics that one of my GALentines and I had taken at the same event, but years apart.

Then I used the main layout instructions that you can download for FREE on my Close to My Heart website, but I tweaked the embellishments to fit my theme.

There are AMAZING stickers and cut-apart embellishments for this paper suite that made my layout come together seamlessly.

I added a 4x6 Flip Flap so that each picture is highlighted separately.  You NEED these picture protectors in your life--trust me.

I LOVE all of the red glitter paper and shimmer trim accents.  I made use of some heart shaped dies that are both retired and in the current CTMH catalog.

A little sprinkling of Silver Glitter Gems adds just the right amount of extra sparkle!  These beautiful bursts of stay-put glitter come in the Heart Happy Workshop Kit along with red Shimmer Trim!

Did you know there are Zip strips on each of our patterned papers?  They sure make SUPER faux washi tape!

Thanks for popping in on this GAL-entine's Day, and please be sure to hop on over to  see what Becca made just for YOU!

Here's the entire lineup this month in case you get lost in love!  ;)

Amie (me!)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019!!!

Happy 2019!!!!  I am really quite happy to be able to say that.

SO much has happened since I last popped in to my blog.  Maybe I will get into it sometime, maybe not, but suffice it to say that I have been a bit preoccupied and decidedly UN-crafty since we last saw each other.  The week before Christmas I finally had back surgery to relieve the symptoms of a herniated disc that had been causing me grief for over a year.  I won't know exactly how much relief this will bring for a few months yet, so I will hopefully have some wonderful reports to give soon.  In the meantime, I'm recovering for a bit longer before school starts again next week.  I am happy to say that each day gets a little bit better, so my positivity is improving rapidly!  ;)

Check out this little beauty!  Close to my heart is celebrating 35 years with a beautiful new Seasonal Expressions Catalog!  New products are available HERE on my website now!

There are many specials going on this month, so check them out!

Papercrafters will ADORE this Frame it Up home decor Kit!  Buy more than one and receive a discount!

Scrapbookers need to check out the Happy Heart Workshop Kit...

and the Happy Heart Everyday Life Album!

While you shop, don't forget to add $50 worth of products to your cart to qualify for the Stamp of the Month for only $5!!!  The Card Captions set for January is a MUST have for cardmakers!  I think it has every sentiment you could possibly need in a variety of fonts sure to please. At $5 that's a steal!

If you have any Close to My Heart related questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm hoping to get a lot more scrapbook pages made this year, how about you? For a MUCH better look at some of the great new products this month, check out the Close to My Heart Blog!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Close to My Heart October Highlights

Me again!  I just like to keep you all on your toes guessing when I will be back, lol.  I am actually really shocked that it has been a full three months since my last blog post!  Time flies even when you AREN'T having fun.  I heard that on the radio today, and you know, I do believe it really is the truth.

Close to My Heart has some limited time specials this month, so like I always say...if you like what you see, get it before it is sold out.  It happens.  Trust me. 

First is the amazing new October Stamp of the Month, Thanks & Giving.  As always, just spend $50 on any supplies on my Close to My Heart website to receive this size D set worth $18.95 for just $5!  I love what the artists at Home Office have created with this set...

Next up is the adorable Important Things Album (new version!)  This bundle is available while supplies last.  Follow this link to see the other supplies you will need and download the free guide!

My ALL-TIME favorite special this month is the Holiday Sparkle Kit!  Use these supplies to create shaker cards for Christmas!!! I already have this kit in my hands and I LOVE it!

Finally, Close to My Heart has the Advent Calendar Bundle and free workshop instructions available now...use them along with the Season of Joy Digital Cartridge to create this gorgeous little work of art!