Cozy and Cuddly

For February 2014 Heart 2 Heart Challenge has a wonderful scrapbook challenge is Cozy and Cuddly challenge. I made my scrapbook page with a picture of Gina whippet and Blush whippet as the center of attention. I caught this picture one evening of them sleeping together on the couch. I used four different CTMH paper packs to have the scrapbook page appear to be a quilt. I always associate a quilt with something that is warm, cozy and cuddly! I have included a short PowerPoint presentation that shows various close up shots of this layout. Just click on Cuddly and Warm to view several close up shots. Please let me know what you think of the page and the close up details.


Cuddly and Warm

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking and My Crush Books

When you combine Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Artbooking shapes with My Crush™ books, you’ll take your on-the-go art to new heights. Watch the video to see how you can cohesively bring two different worlds together: Cricut® Artbooking shapes and My Crush books!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I continue to adore the sketches for Atlantic Hearts Challenge. The sketches provide awesome opportunities to work with one of the new Close to my Heart paper packs. For the next several weeks I will be using Frosted Paper Packet for the sketches. The sketches are wonderful and versatile to  cards in the Frosted  paper packet.


Thanks for stopping by! As always I greatly appreciate your feedback and comments.

Color My Heart – Hollyhock and Indian Corn Blue

This week at Color My Heart the colors are hollyhock and Indian corn blue. The cold weather has the dogs curled up under warm comforters. This card was inspired by watching Blush and Gina whippet being curled up to stay warm. I used the hexagon stamp and formed a quilt pattern.


Thanks for stopping by. What do you think? Have a blessed day! As always I appreciate your feedback and comments.

Do IT Yourself: Easy 3-D Effects

Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3–D element but didn’t know how? Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create beautiful 3–D embellishments from flat Cricut®–cut shapes. From banners to embellishments on a scrapbook page to anything in between, we’ll show you how! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3–D!

Pajama Party

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes  to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Valentine’s Day scrapbook page. It’s the perfect way to showcase your precious photos of that special someone.

The free webcast will air Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm (MST). The Pajama Party will be available for FREE at on January 30, and will be archived after the event for future viewing.

If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Class website.

To make our “Lucky in Love” scrapbook page, you  will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

  • G1066 Workshops on the Go™ Sarita Scrapbooking Kit
  • X5935 Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  • Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  • Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
  • Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
  • Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
  • Z1294 Sanding Kit
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to order your project supplies today at and then tune in!

Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog

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Would you like your own copy of the new Close to my Heart catalog? Come to the Open House February 1, 2014 2 pm – 5 pm. Go home with a new catalog, seven free make and take cards, and a wonderful card box for your newly made cards! Contact me for address details at

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