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May 15, 2013


Join Us for a Close to My Heart Pajama Party!


Do you miss pajama parties with your friends?  Well, we’re not kids anymore but we can still have a pajama party VIRTUALLY!

Have you heard about Stacy Julian and her Big Picture Classes?  Don’t you love her?

Close to my Heart does too and has paired up with her and together there will be an online pajama party on May 30th at 7:00 (MDT).

Convert that time zone so that you join us at the right time.   Oh by the way, did I mention that it’s absolutely FREE!!!

During this live event, you’ll get ideas and inspiration from Stacy Julian and friends, plus you’ll get to watch a short, fun (slightly wacky) creative class made with Close To My Heart products.

Visit the Big Picture Classes site to register (remember, it’s free!).  Hit the register link and either login or register and then go through the shopping cart link (the balance will say zero so don’t worry, there really isn’t any charge).

Watch the video by Stacy and get excited!

You can participate in the Think Happy Thoughts project that they will be teaching at the pajama party.

Below are the supplies you will need to make this project.  You can get them all on my website (you can click on the links for each item you need too)!


My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
2″ x 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
4″ x 5″ My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686)
Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195) 

micro-tip scissors (Z534)
corner rounder (Z578)

paper trimmer
My Creations® kraft container (Z1833)

 one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Crème Brulee cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5754)
one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Lagoon cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5762)
one sheet of 12″ x 12″ White Daisy cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, 1385)
one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Whisper cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5929)
one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet (comes with 6 sheets, X7163B)
two yards Grey Wool baker’s twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)
three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black & grey assortment (comes with 108, Z1754)
3-D foam tape

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February 2, 2013


The Everything ABC Blog Hop – Letter C


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Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

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

If you came from Alicia Petitt at Serene Scrapping with Alicia then you’re on the right track!

I choose the paper pack Claire and Made some Cards with it.  So my “C” is Claire Cards!!

These are also for a swap.


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I like to see how the same sketch of card comes out using different pattern paper in the Claire paper pack.

The stamp set that i used was Perfect Fit – Frames 2, D1536.  This is a set that can be cut on Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge, Artiste.  This makes it great to get the exact shape.

The stamp set used in the center is Perfect Fit – Birthday, B1417.  You can cut the circles on either Art Philosphy or Artiste.

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These 2 cards came about because I dropped the flowered paper and it stuck in the wrong place.  When i took it up, I did not want to waste the base, so I just moved it.

So came up with a slightly different card, using the stamp parts!

This was also made with the Claire paper.

The colors in this paper pack are Blush, Cashmere, Cranberry, Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim, Sunset.


Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Amber La Mons of Scrapper’s Therapy.


Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1.  Amber La Mons ~  Scrapper’s Therapy

2. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create

3. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy

4. Kathy Johnson ~ Kathy’s Creative Corner

5. Joanne Barnes – Josie’s Joy

6. Kelly Lane ~ Paper Petal Memories

7. Shalana Glass ~ Scrappin with Shalana

8. Theodora~ Celebrate Crafts

9. Shelly Nemitz ~ Just One Piece

10. Alicia Petitt – Serene Scrapping with Alicia

11. Alicia Olson – Love Stamping

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January 19, 2013


Everything ABC’s Blog Hop – Week B


Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!\ If you came from Kathy’s Creative Corner then you’re on the right track! For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. For the letter B, I chose the 3″ Block from Close to my Heart for my project! I have never done one of these, but when i […]

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January 5, 2013


Everything ABC’s Blog Hop – Week A – Avonlea Mini Album


  Welcome to our very first Everything ABC’s Blog Hop! This will be the first of many throughout the year so make sure to check out what we have new for you about every two weeks. Happy New Year and Happy Hopping!   For this hop we will be featuring the letter A. This may […]

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December 13, 2012

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For You Card


This is a cardstock card I made using Art Philosophy cricut cart to cut out the light pink and the flower that I stamped.  I used the stamp set, Just For You.  It is such a fun, cute set!! CTMH products used: Retired CTMH cardstock   CTMH ink   Retired CTMH fibers CTMH stamp set, […]

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December 10, 2012


Triple Layer Stamping Card


I just learned about this technique and LOVE IT!!  This is my 1st card using it.  I found a video on YouTube.  It is so easy and so fun. I used CTMH black and white daisy cardstock.  The ink colors are lagoon, pear, honey and smoothie. The stamp sets I used were Love Blooms and […]

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