Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to make a paper bag purse

Remember making these fun little bags last year. A great little gift bag idea for wrapping little gifts!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ring The Bell

First I want to say thanks to Jayma Malme for sharing her awesome layout using pages from the bible.  I photo copied the Christmas story from Luke on white cardstock and added it to my layout.  The design is Illusion from the Magic How To Book
Supplies used: Believe paper, Sky and White Daisy Cardstock
Holiday Red, Sky and Black ink
Stamp Sets:  Adorn-able, Holiday Magic, Friendship Large alphabet, Felicity alphabet
Red and Blue Waxy Flax, Sparkles, and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out the ornaments.

Elemental Layout

Just need to add afew more Color Guard photos.
  I used Elemental paper
Olive, Black and Colonial White cardstock
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for title, circles, and banner
Love Life stamp set
Silver Glitz Glitter gel, Color Ready Alphabet Cork, Waxy Flax, Silver brads, and Milepost shapes for stars.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cherish The Day

Here are some projects created with the November Stamp of the Month.  Thank you to Melissa Laverty and Lisa Stenz two very creative CTMH consultants that some of these ideas came from.

See the flower petals stamped and embossed in gold and placed on top of the Chinese Take Out Box, Red Flower, and Tag created with the Art Philosophy Cricut  Cartridge

Again the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge was used for the numbers and tag.  The November stamp of the month was used to create background paper and for the Cherish the Day banner.

Cherish the Day for the tags and the hearts are a sneek peak at the December SOTM "Mad About You"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Cards with Dreamin

These are two of the cards we made @ Regional Celebration. All products are CTMH
Supplies used:
Dreamin Level 2 paper
Milepost Shapes
Pewter Mini-Medley
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for leaves, and cut out shapes
Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
Love Life D1482 (pg 29), Joyful Jar B1393 (pg 94) Stamp Sets
Cardstock: Bamboo, Goldrush, Chocolate

Ink: Chocolate, Brown Stazon( on pewter embellishments)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October Club Layout

This layout is out of the Magic how-to book called Backstage.
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the title, Hooligans level 2 paper, White Daisy and Black cardstock
Inks: Sunset, Black, Pear, Honey, Bamboo, and Smoothie
Stamps: C1434 School Rules, D1481 Vintage Type, A1117 Typeface
Dimensional Elements: On Target, Booksmart (in the clearance section on my website)
Black Mini Medley Accent Collection

Holiday Cards with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge tutorial

Sunday, October 30, 2011

School Pictures with Sonoma

This one of the layouts we made @ Regional Celebration in Detroit.  I modified it slightly for my photos. More projects will be posted using the same embellishments.
Supplies used:
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Sonoma Level 2 paper
Cardstock: Cocoa, Autumn Terracota, Honey, Bamboo
Stamps: D1491 Hooray Bouquet
Inks: Chocolate, Autumn Terracota, Honey, Stazon Brown (ink pewter accents)
Accents:  Color ready cork, Milepost shapes, Designer ribbon red collection, Pewter Mini- Medley
All of these items can be found by clicking on the shopping cart on the right side of the page.

Friday, October 28, 2011

November special coordinates with Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets in November, you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: the star,tree, stocking, and ornament coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! Visit my website or email me to get yours!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Stamp of the Month

Did you have to look in the back of your catalog to see if the images were really on the SOTM?  I did!!  This is artwork by Mary Gunn.  Check out this creative CTMH consultants blog :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Studio J with Wonderland

It doesn't look like Wonderland!!! That is one of the great things about Studio J. You can change the paper to any color you would like. I am looking forward to having some of you over to share some more of the great techniques used for this page like distressing photos, multiple fonts in a title...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Clearance items online

Close to My Heart put up more clearance items...Certain retired level 2 paper packs $3-$5 instead of $12.95. Order quickly before they run out. If you want to combine shipping and pick your items up from me, email me soon. I do not want to miss out, so I will be ordering at noon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Join us on Saturday November 12th 1pm @ the Hudson Wesleyan Church for this Christmas card workshop. It is 10 cards for $10. You may choose one style, 5 styles, or all ten styles. Make as many cards as you like in multiples of 10. I will need an RSVP and prepayment by October 30th to place order and do the prep work.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dreamin Scrapbook workshop

Tuesday October 25th- 10am or 6pm
Fee $20
Complete these beautiful 8 pages.  All you need to bring is adhesive!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Typeset and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge layout

With our new Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut out the stars, tags, ticket, UR image, and the scalloped circle.  I look at scrapbooking with my cricut in a whole new way:)  I also used the Typeset paper, September stamp of the month Limited Edition, Blue Ribbon, and the Typeset WOTG stamp sets.  For ink I used black, Creme Brulee, Desert Sand, and Vineyard Berry. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sauder's November 2011 Crop

Here is the registration form for Sauder’s. Registration due Oct.31!
Free creative project Early Bird Registration!

Registration information:

Name: _______________________________

Address: _______________________________


Telephone: _______________________________

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Mail to: Carrie Evans, 1220 Posey Lake Hwy, Hudson, MI 49247
Close To My Heart
Weekend Crop
At Sauder’s Founder’s Hall
Friday: 11 am – 2 am
Saturday: 8 am – 2 am
& Sunday. 6: 9 am – 5 pm

Are you ready to have an entertaining, relaxing, and exciting weekend of scrapbooking with Close To My Heart? Then bring your pictures and scrapbooking supplies and leave your worries behind!

You’ll  receive the new Close To My Heart Idea Book. You’ll also receive a full paper pack with your registration!

Free mini-classes, a whole table, and a chance for great door prizes and one meal each day are included with your registration!

We’ll have massage therapists on site to work out those kinks during many of the crop hours ($1 per minute).

 I want a custom crop T-shirt!

Crop Option 1: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday $90

(includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and
Sunday brunch)

Crop Option 2: Friday and Saturday $75
(includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch)

Crop Option 3: Saturday and Sunday $75
(includes Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch)

Crop Option 4: Friday $45
(includes Friday dinner)

Crop Option 5: Sunday $35
(includes Sunday brunch)

If you would also like to book a room at the Heritage Inn, call (800)590-9755. Tell them you are with Deb Butler, Close To My Heart. We have rooms blocked off, but they will only hold the rooms until Jan. 1st. Don’t wait…make your reservation today! Breakfast is included with your room. Don’t forget your swimsuit. The pool and hot tub are open until 11 pm.
Sat. night’s meals are available for purchase at the hall when The Barn Restaurant brings their buffet to us!

Let us show you how to preserve your memories faster, simpler, and easier using our high quality, yet affordable, products.

Registration form for
Close To My Heart Crop
at Sauder’s Founder’s Hall
November 18, 19, 20

□ Crop Option 1: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday $90

(includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and
Sunday brunch)

□ Crop Option 2: Friday and Saturday $75
(includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch)

□ Crop Option 3: Saturday and Sunday $75
(includes Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch)

□ Crop Option 4: Friday $45
(includes Friday dinner)

□ Crop Option 5: Sunday $35
(includes Sunday brunch)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Clearance items online

Scrapbook Discounts this deep will go fast up to 70% off! Level 1 kits, Kraft Borders, Block Organizers and more. Get 'em before they are GONE!
  If several are interested I will be happy to order to save on shipping.  Check it out Here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wish you had not missed out on last months cricut special?

  What if I said buy 5 D sized Stamp Sets ($17.95 each), and 3 9x12 Dimensional Element Sheets ($4.95 each) for a total of $119.77 and I will throw the Cricut Cartridge in for FREE and reduce the total to $116.32.
  That is the September Special, no kidding!!!  When you buy the Cricut cartridge for $99 you receive 3 D sized stamp set shown above, and the 3 dimensional Element sheets shown above.  In the month of September when you spend $75, you receive the Pair-A-Phrase stamp set for free.  It is equivalent to 2 D sized stamp sets (value $35.90). 

Still a little confusing, call or email me (517)270-5966/ carriemyheart and I will answer any questions you may have.  Look for more art work with this stamp set soon!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

September SOTM

A big thanks to Kim  for the easel idea and Katie for the design.  These cards are using both September stamp specials. Supplies :  Typeset paper pack, milepost shapes, Vineyard Berry ink, pewter brads, Save the Date stamp set, and Pair a phrase stamp set.  Thanks for looking:)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Look what ONE button can do!

  I am busy preparing boards for the Fulton County Fair.  Here is one I am working on for the Cricut cartridge " Art Philosphy"  The many layers of cupcakes was 13 of the 50 sizes you can choose between 1/4 inch to 12 inches.
   I will spend about 1/2 the day each day from Friday September 2nd-Thursday September 8th at the fair. Stop by and visit.  I will be running a fair special all week and be giving away a great raffle prize. Hint: If you loved the You and Me kit than this is a prize you will want to win ;).  To keep up with the updates and the details for the special and the raffle "LIKE" my facebook page HERE or on the left side of the blog.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A fishing layout with Sonoma??

This is the second layout in the Sonoma Workshop on the Go.  I love doing them they always teach me new techniques and truly show me how to make great pages! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mischief Layout

All supplies are Close To My Heart.  The Layout is Performance pg 48 in Magic. Supplies used:
Paper: Mischief Level 2
Midnight Felt Shapes, Posterboard Alphabet,  Mischief Workshop on the Go stamp set, Cocoa, Black, and Sunset ink

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrapbook In A Day

Saturday September24th- $35 10am-9pm @ the Hudson Wesleyan Church
Create 16 picture ready 12x12 scrapbook pages in less than 4 hours. The class fee is $35 and includes all the pre-cut paper supplies, fun prizes, and use of all my stamps and inks. You will need to bring your own adhesive, drinks and a dish to pass if you would like to join in the potluck lunch. RSVP by August 31st @

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Sonoma" card class

Class dates Tuesday September 13th 6pm or Thursday September 15th 10am

Fee $7.50  Make these awesome 6x6 Kraft cards.  RSVP by August 31st maybe later depending on supplies on hand:)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Convention Make-N-Take

Here is one of the convention make-n-takes.  We made it with the 6x6 Kraft cards

Which stamp sets coordinate with the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Here is what I have found so far:
C1464-Blue Ribbon - pg. 17
D1481-Vintage Type - pg. 18
D1482-Love - pg. 29
B1391-Zoology - pg. 30
C1463-Harvest Happiness - pg. 35
C1465-Unscripted - pg. 36
C1467-Sweet Moments - pg. 41
B1392-Key Moments - pg. 42
D1490-Backdrop-Charmed - pg. 47
C1462-All Hallows Eve - pg. 48
D1494-Christmas Cheer - pg. 53
B1390-Countdown - pg. 54
D1480-Snowflakes - pg. 59
B1381 Holiday Cheer - pg. 76
A1115-A Holiday - pg. 76
D1493-Fill in the Blank - Holiday - pg. 79
D1491-Hooray Bouquet - pg. 86
C1469-December 25th - pg. 102

SOTM's that coordinate:
S1109 Limited Edition-Sep SOM
S1111 Cherish the Day-Nov SOM
S1112 Mad About You-Dec SOM
S1201 Little Reminder-Jan SOM

Thursday, August 18, 2011


If you know my daughter Bronwyn this will make you chuckle!  She has been dreaming of a sweet 16 party for a very long time. She has had plenty of time to pick the perfect theme and it shows.  The theme or should I say themes are Zebra print, the colors blue, green,orange, and pink, polka dots, monkeys, stripes, and the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

Monday, August 15, 2011


How about 7 stamp sets, 3 chipboard sheets and a Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for about $123.70 (and that includes your shipping and tax)?  What if I told you the value of all the above is $228.50, yeah, almost twice as much!

If you have a Cricut, you don't want to miss this deal. 

***It starts on August 15th and only goes til the 31st.**

How about 7 stamp sets, 3 chipboard sheets and a Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for about $123.70 (and that includes your shipping and tax)?  What if I told you the value of all the above is $228.50, yeah, almost twice as much!

Well, because of our two specials of the month plus our usual stamp of the month bargain, you can get all the above!

Here's the breakdown:

1) On August 15th-31st, buy your 700 image Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for $99.00. This includes three $17.95 stamp sets that correspond to the images on the cartridge plus three chipboard dimensional elements ($4.95 for each) that also go with the cartridge.

2) Since you spent over $50 you can now buy the Wicked Stamp of the Month for $5.00, (retail value $17.95).

3) Since you bought the stamp of the month you now get the Typeface mini-alphabet set for free ($6.95 retail value).

4) Since you spent over $75 you can also get the Para-a-phrase DOUBLE stamp set for FREE! (Retail value $35.90)

Shipping & tax run about $19.70 and so you're out of there with $228.50 in value for about $123.70. 

The Art Philosophy and everything else above are sold exclusively by Close to my Heart so you won't be able to get this elsewhere
BUY IT HERE, email, or call me with your order.
Make sure that you hit the "add items" buttons for the stamp of the month, para-a-phrase and typeface stamp sets (the typeface stamp set "add item" won't appear until you add the stamp of the month first).  Need help?  Call me at (517)270-5966.
***Spend $46 more and get $25 in hostess rewards too!!