Sunday, July 27, 2014

Soar--Clean and Simple Sketch #300

I have created a card for the Clean and Simple Sketch #300.  Some days we need to be reminded we can "Soar".  I have used CTMH's Paper Packs and stamp set.  As well as Pearls from Recollection.  This was a really fun card to create.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card.  If you are interested in any of the quality products Close to my Heart has visit my website at

As Always-Be Blessed and Stay Creative,



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Now is the Time!

We are just DAYS away from our new Annual Inspiration catalog release.  There are SO MANY great items that are going to be retired.  Once they are gone, or August 1st when our NEW Annual Inspiration book is released, they will be gone for good!  

You'll want to share with crafty friends and family because these are WONDERFUL products.  

If you don't want to have a gathering of your own but want to take advantage of these great deals, then join MY party.  Just go to and click Join Renee's Party.  It's that easy.  Everything will be immediately shipped to your door.  There is no waiting for the end of the party!  LOVE that about CTMH!!!!!!!  

ALSO, until the end of this month, the CTMH Exclusive Stamp pads are $5.25.  

This month, July, we have a GREAT Stamp of the Month that is absolutely essential.  It is our Circus Alphabet.  The SS is only $5.00 with an order of $50.  Normally this stamp sells for $17.95. What a great savings!

The reason I began buying from Close to my Heart is the Exclusive Stamp pads and cardstock.  I love being able to go to my craft supplies and pull out the color I need.  ***I just hated going to my stash, and you ladies know what I mean by STASH, and having to look through all my papers only to find I had no cardstock to match what I was creating!***  CTMH has taken that frustration away.  You can purchase  25 sheets of a single color or a set.  The sets are 2 pieces of cardstock of each color groupings.  The magic is that the wonderful B&T paper packets match the cardstock.  LOVE!  LOVE!  LOVE!

If you have any questions or have a question, feel free to contact me.  

As Always-Be Blessed and Stay Creative!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Creative Queens: Events

Creative Queens: Events

Come for the fun, learning or do something new.  Maybe just to get out of the house for an evening!  You'll have a great time creating the 4 cards and 1 giftbag.  Call for directions!

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE260


I have created a card for summertime and I've entered it into The Pink Elephant Challenge.  Pinwheels are always somewhere in the summertime and I LOVE these Exclusive summertime colors!

I've used the Close to my Heart stamp Pinwheel and the CTMH Exclusive colors Pear, Honey, Crystal Blue, Hollyhock, Sunset and Lagoon.  

**Right now our CTMH ink pads are $5.25.  Hurry fast, that price lasts until July 31st, 2014!

You can purchase these items at my website:
Be Blessed and Stay Creative!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Clean and Simple Sketch # 300

Welcome to my World!  Today I've created a simple card for the Clean & Simple Sketch #300!  I love to play along in sketches.  

Today, I have used the Timberline stamp set from the Workshop on the Go (Which are FABULOUS btw!)  I have a white base with a lagoon colored mat.  I stamped the planet on the white cardstock using the CTMH Lagoon Stamp pad.  I used 2nd,3rd and even 4th generation stamping to really give it depth and a full effect.  I stamped the tire track for my ribbon.  With my stamp "Explore your World" I was able to use my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and cut out the exact shape for my stamp.  No fussy cutting!  I cut a slightly larger shape out of CTMH Cocoa and use it as a mat which I popped up using foam tape.

I found a NEW TRICK!  I wanted the Explore your World stamp to be raised but I didn't want to use foam tape.  I cut two white shapes for the stamp and taped them on top of each other.  This gave it a nice depth without having to use more foam tape.  So there's my new trick and technique.  Even 3 or 4 stacks of a shape or Title will give a nice depth to your work.

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Thank you so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave me a little love in the comments and follow me on my blog or Facebook.

Be Blessed and Stay Creative!



Let's Celebrate Birthday Boy!

Inspiration comes from everywhere.  This time it came from dying to use a CTMH retired stamp set I had purchased awhile ago (Yes, I'll admit I'm a bit of a crafting hoarder) and my Cardmaker magazine.  I just loved the chevron paper in the Dottie For Me paper collection.  I used a kraft card base.  I wanted the card to be simple.  It's also very boy oriented.  I sometimes have brain blocks in making boys and men's cards.  Maybe that's because I LOVE girly BLING way to much!  LOL

The inside of the card is stamped "Birthday Boy" 

Very little layering. Very little cutting.  What a great card for a little nephew or Grandson?!

Thank you for looking at my creation.  If you enjoy my crafting, please feel free to follow my blog.  You should see what I'm cooking up next!!!

Be Blessed, Stay Creative-and don't forget your Tiara!



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Oldies but Goodies!

I have been dipping into my "Oldie but Goodies" stash of CTMH Paper Collections.  I am so excited to make room for all the NEW CTMH papers coming out August 1!  TOTALLY GIDDY LIKE A SCHOOL GIRL!!!!

The retired Buzz and Bumble Paper collection is perfect with the CTMH Buzzing stamp!

The paper is from our current Jubilee Paper Collection-which you can only get until July 31st.  The STAMP is a retired stamp from CTMH.  I was lucky to get my hands on it.  It's definitely timeless!

I'm sure everyone remembers what retired paper pack this is from-Dottie for You!  I still love the current CTMH Exclusive Pear and Lagoon shades that we have to offer!

If you get excited about paper, ribbons and bling like me, contact me to become a Close to my Heart Independent Consultant!  I would love to show you what CTMH has to offer and have you on my team! 

If you would like to score some of our great products feel free to go to and check it all out!  Unlike other big name companies, you will get ME to personally assist you with any of your stamping, scrapbooking, cardmaking and paper crafting needs!

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back soon!

Be Blessed and Stay Creative!



Friday, July 11, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop-Letter N

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter N. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their N element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 

If you came from Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings then you're on the right track!

K{nock}out Roses & Birds Nest
2 page scrapbook layout

Welcome to my blog.  Today I have created a 2 page scrapbook layout about Nests and CTMH's Exclusive New England Ivy cardstock.  Using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge I cut flower petals and stacked them creating a flower effect.  I also used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and created two "lattices" for the K{nock}out Roses.

If you would like to purchase any of these CTMH items go to

Thank you!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Jenny Gilbert-jendigisscrap.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Card Making and Stamping Class Announcement!

July 10th from 6-8 pm I'll be hosting a card making and stamping class. We will create 4 cards and a gift bag. Snacks will be available. This would be a great ladies night out!  All for $12.50!!!
Call for directions: 317-480-2493

Only 8 ladies can come (so that we have all the supplies needed), so message me today! :-D

Please bring the basic necessities if you have them.  If you are new to stamping and card making, come to the class.  I can assist you in creating your cards and provide you with a list of the basics for the next class.

Be Blessed and Stay Creative!