Cards, Projects, Uncategorized

Grateful For This Life

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It is finally here! The new annual Close To My Heart core catalog and the Sep/Oct catalog are available to order from!!

I am very much in love with the September stamp of the month that I have featured in this card. Not only does it make a cute card, but it has great prompts to make me reflect on being thankful. I’ve got a project I’m working on showcasing that. You’ll be seeing that in a few days 🙂

For this card I also used two new fall themed stamps and two of the new colors! I’m thrilled with all the new colors, they’re amazing. The new colors I used were Papaya and Shortbread, but I also used Paprika, which is a previous color that goes beautifully with Papaya.

There isn’t any patterned paper or color card stock on this card. Stamped directly on to the card base with the words, and stamped onto White Daisy card stock for the pumpkin, gourd and leaves from Autumn is Calling and Pumpkin Spice- Cardmaking Stamp sets

It is a little hard to see in the picture, but I used a shimmer brush to add some glam to the pumpkin, gourd and leaves. I can’t enough of the shimmer brushes!

Here is a list of all the supplies I used to create this card:

Grateful For This Life- September Stamp of the Month

Autumn is Calling w/ Thin Cuts

Pumpkin Spice- Cardmaking Stamp w/ Thin Cuts

Papaya Exclusive Ink

Shortbread Exclusive Ink

Paprika Exclusive Ink

Shimmer Brush

Card Bases

White Daisy Card Stock

Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer


Die Cut and Embossing Machine

My Acrylix Blocks

Stamp Shammy


Pocket Pages, Project Life, Projects, Scrapbooking

Tutti Frutti Summer Pocket Page

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Can you believe August is almost over? With it goes the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Tutti Frutti Summer!

I had sat down to play with next months sotm, but couldn’t resist playing with this one again.

These fruits just embody summer. I love using them with pool pictures. Even though fruit and swimming don’t traditionally go together, I think it works!

Be sure to check out my shopping link to get this stamp set before it’s gone! Also, the core catalog and the Jul/Aug mini catalog are also gone at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supply List

Tutti Frutti Summer SOTM

Micro Tip Non Stick Scissors

Wild Berry Exclusive Ink – coming soon!

Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Black Exclusive Ink

Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer


Cards, Projects

Tutti Frutti Summer

CTMH August Stamp of the Month

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I wanted to pop in and share this fun summery card I created.

I used the August Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart, called Tutti Frutti Summer. The orange and strawberry paper is from my stash, and sadly not available any more.

Shhh..the pink in used on the strawberries and the background is the new CTMH Color of the Year. That color will be released and available on September 1st!

This Tutti Frutti Summer SOTM stamp set is only available until Aug 31st, so don’t wait!

Cards, Projects

Fun Cacti Family

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Cacti representing family members made with Pawsome Stamps

This might possibly be one of my most favorite little projects.

This measure 4×6, so I framed it and it sits in our family room.

I used stamps from the new company Pawsome Stamps to create this representation of my little family with their cacti stamps. Each of us has our own little cactus “self”.

I used Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers to color each of these. I’ve said it before, and here I am saying it again, I do love these markers!

The names were stamped using Close to My Heart’s Tiny Type stamp set.

I also want to share this fun little silhouette card I made using the same stamp set.

Cacti silhouette in front of sunset colors in circle cut outs on card.

I’d love to see you come visit me on Instagram, that is where I do most of my posting right now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cards, Projects

Butterfly Cards

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Intricate cut butterfly shaped card.

I’ve got two cards to share with you real quick today.

I recently received the Close to My Heart You are Enough bundle that includes an amazing layered butterfly thin cut die.

I used that die to make these two cards. The first card is actually butterfly shaped.

I placed the solid butterfly thin cut die on a folded piece of paper with part of the wing just off the paper so the fold wouldn’t get cut.

I just use some old CTMH paper in my stash to cut out the three butterfly layers and create this colorful card.

The next card is a take on my Tea Party 3D Interactive Tag Card.

Layered Butterfly Fun Fold card.

This was made exactly the same way, except I created this layered butterfly instead of the tea party tag.

This paper is also an old collection from my CTMH stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!