Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cyber Monday SALE & GIVEAWAY

 Close To My Heart is going to have a week long CYBER SALE! Beginning Monday, November 30 at 11:00 am CST Close To My Heart is putting a large selection of current products on sale for 25% off!  Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! 

This sale will last only 5 days and ends at 6:00 pm CST on Friday, December 4.   On Monday, go to my website at and select "Cyberweek Sale" under the shopping menu.   Eligible sale items will show up in this menu.  Add your items from this list to get your 25% discount.   

For every $25 spent on my website during the sale your name will go in to the drawing for a fabulous organizing bag. It's perfect for your tools on your desk or on the go.
(Items must be purchased during the sale time frame)


Candlelight Garden – December 2015 Stamp of the Month

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart  at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.
Set of 10


Attention all planner addicts! During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.
Dates: Offer valid December 1 –December 31.

Our awesome new planner can be used in multiple ways and is so much more than a planner!! Be sure to watch this little video and see all the ways you can be creative with our new Everyday Life Album.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Perfect Collection series

Thanks to some awesome peeps I've dusted off a class I purchased from Shimelle a while back. Shimelle takes you through cutting up an entire collection of paper into various sizes and then putting together starting points or base pages. It was really quite intimidating but with a little help from my friends I chose the My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing collection and began cutting up.

Here's a look at the intro of things to come each friday on my Youtube channel.

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch the Intro
Perfect Collection Intro

With my cut up collection I created 6 single pages and 3 double pages. I then rounded up a lot of my stash for embellishing so that I'm ready to do some quick scrapbooking!

Each Friday I'll be back with a starting point and finish it up by adding photos and embellishments.
Perfect Collection Playlist

The page you can find more info on Shimelle's The Perfect Collection Class on.
I've learned so much from Shimelle and give her credit for most of my growth as a scrapbooker. She has a ton of videos and classes sharing her wealth of knowledge. I'd love for you to support her by buying this class or any other one from her website to support her!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thankful with Process Video (Simple Stories)

Today I have a fun layout I created all about how thankful I am for Facetime along with a new process video for it.

I used the Simple Stories We are Family line to document these photos of me and my son talking on Facetime. I'm so thankful for all the modern technology that allows me to stay in touch with my family. I don't know how I would bare it with out seeing and talking to my kids when they're so far away.

Here's a look at the process

 If you're reading in email click the link below to watch.
Thankful Process Video

And some close ups

Linking up to Paper Issues for the Let me Espresso My Gratitude November link party

Supplies used
Simple Stories We are Family paper, stickers, photo stickers, ephemera, washi tape
Fancy Pants True Friends alpha sticker
Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Alpha
Shimelle date stamp
Memento Black Ink


Saturday, November 14, 2015

You Are with Process Video for Crafty Maven Getaway

Today I have a layout and process video to share for todays Scraplift Saturday at the Crafty Maven Getaway. I'm paired up with Katty Miranda and we decided to scrap lift each other. Looking through her layouts she uses a lot of doilies and flowers so that was the first thing I decided to include. She also does a great series called Work It Wednesday where she creates a kit from her stash and works with it. I love working the same way so I dug a lot in my stash for this layout. We also had this beautiful inspiration piece to work with.

Here's the layout I created of my daughter creating some snowflakes from some stamped and embossed die cuts I had made. She was having so much fun she didn't want to glue them together so I was teasing her and she decided to try and hide from me under the table. LOL

And a look at the process

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch

And some close ups

Supplies used
Echo Park Capture Life
Bella Blvd Color Chaos
Pink fresh Up in the Clouds
CTMH Pixie Glitter alpha
jillibean Soup Red Raspberry label stickers
Echo Park Head over Heals element stickers
Ranger Archival ink
Tattered Angels silver
Doodlebug doilies
EK Success label punch
Sketch Scrap #92


Friday, November 13, 2015

Disney Ride With a View with Process Video (CTMH)

I'm so excited to bring you another layout using the new Zoe collection. I'm totally in love with this color palette and patterns. I used a Scrapbook Generation free sketch and adjusted it to fit the photos I had.

Here's a look at the process

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And some close ups

Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Floss
EK Success Mickey punch


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Disney Twitterpated with Process Video (MSAM)

Today is the last one of my challenges for the My Scraps and More Pinspirational Crop. I hope you've enjoyed all the fabulous challenges and layouts and are playing along.

Todays challenge I chose Nature so off to Pinterest  I went to find some inspiration. It didn't take me long to find a bunch! I chose this fabulous pin with these adorable little critters made from fall leaves. How much fun!!

MSAM #23 Nature leaf animals

there's so many  things you could do with this inspiration but here is what I came up with.

Twitter pated (MSAM)

I chose the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane collection to work with. It is one of my all time favorite collections ever! I can't get enough of it!

And a look at the process

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch

Supplies used:
Wood veneer
Evalicious gold mini dot puffy alpha
EK Mickey punch
Heidi Swapp color shine, gold & tea
Shimelle date stamp

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Disney My View with Process Video (MSAM Pinspirational Crop)

I'm back with another challenge I'm hosting on the My Scraps and More forum. Be sure to hop over this weekend and join in on the fun! You'll have a full week to complete all the challenges and there are 18 in all so plenty to get you inspired!!

I love Disney and I love the Disneybounding pins your can find on Pinterest. They're full of great outfits you can wear inspired by Disney characters. This one really stood out to me and I thought it would be fun to use to inspire a layout.

I used the Pink Paislee Atlas collection and this fabulous chevron multi colored stripe. I thought it was a great paper to represent the stripes in Bert's outfit and bow.

My View (MSAM)

Here's a look at the process

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My View

Supplies used
Pink Paislee Atlas paper, ephemera, enamel shapes, stickers
Pink Fresh wood drop stickers
Heidi Swapp color shine Black
Becky Higgins date stamp
EK Success Mickey punch
Tim Holtz Black Soot
Precision Pen 01


Friday, November 6, 2015

Happy Memories with Process Video (MSAM Pinspirational Crop)

This weekend I'm hosting 3 challenges on the My Scraps and More forum for our Pinspirational Crop. I'd love to have you come over and play along with us. There's going to be lots of fun and prizes!!

Here's a look at the mood board I created to inspire you and me to create a layout.

And here's the layout I created.

I used the gorgeous Life is Beautiful collection from Cocoa Vanilla Designs. I just love all the sweet soft colors and they were perfect for my photos of my surprise Birthday lunch at Via Napoli's in the Epcot World Showcase.

And here's a look at the process

If you're reading in email click the link below to watch
Happy Memories


Monday, November 2, 2015

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop-available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each!

When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE-a savings of $19.95

Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock, along with the workshop guide to complete 5 double page layouts. 

You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle. 
(Dates: Offer valid November 1 - 30, 2015)

This would make a perfect Christmas gift for a scrapbooker or new to scrapbooking since it's all inclusive! Or you may want to even get it under your tree!

Tina Gale

Wonderful Season Of (CTMH Sangria) with Process Video

Hello peeps! I'm back today with another layout using the new Sangria collection. I was inspired by a layout in the new Idea Book. I framed a piece of Colonial White cardstock with Eggplant cardstock and then used my stitching guide to stitch around the edges. It's a great effect!!

3x3 squares evenly spaced makes for a striking background and with the new complements it's a quick task to add embellishments.

Here's a look at the process

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Wonderful Season of Process Video

And some close ups

Supplies Used