Thursday, May 18, 2017

Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit

I can't believe we are already more than half way through May. Half way through National Scrapbooking Month! Have you explored the Live Beautifully collection being offered this month only? I was able to show some of my customers the new items especially focusing on the Cut Above Kit. Scrapbooking your memories doesn't get any easier than this! Check out a collage of the kit contents.

Hopefully you can see the mix of papers, embellishments and the how-to brochure included in the kit. Everything is pre-cut and the assembly is simple. Here are just a couple layouts I completed within only a few minutes. Maybe 12-15 minutes per layout after printing the photo's of course.

You can search more ideas with this kit on Pinterest or Instagram with #ctmhlivebeautifully or #Nationalscrapbookingmonth. I will show you a few more layouts here on my blog in the coming days as well! Happy scrapbooking!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Prickly Pear with Cactus and a Llama

Hello! Have you been browsing the newest Idea Book? I always love turning each page back and seeing all of the newest collections and projects. I am always pleasantly surprised with the creativity and cleverness that CTMH comes up with each season. Now of course I like all of the new papers, but sometimes there is one collection that captures my interest first. In the new book it was the Prickly Pear collection and that adorable Llama stamp set.

The Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp comes with coordinating thin cuts in the Llama and Cactus shapes. This makes the cutting and stamping super easy. These cards were made in no time at all and the papers are really awesome too!

We created this Llama card at my Open House. It was a llama fun to make! Do you llama make one too?

You can get the paper collection and stamp set with thin cuts online now. Just think of the creations on both your scrapbooking pages and cards!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Live Beautifully Graduation Announcements

This month is National Scrapbooking Month. As you know, Close To My Heart is offering a wonderful collection of papers, cut-above kits and a special stamp set to celebrate. As I mentioned in my last post, I have used these papers to create my daughter's graduation announcements. Here is what my daughter and I designed together.

I knew that the floral paper in this collection would be perfect to capture her High School colors of maroon & gold. She also wanted to incorporate gold and I loved the contrast of black & white. With some help from my Cricut and some Lawn Fawn border die cuts, these were the cards we came up with. As you will see in the next photo not every card was the same. I wanted to mix up all the combinations and have a little fun. Everyone received a card that was individual and unique!

Keep in mind that I was able to create over 30 announcements with just about one packet of paper. I also purchased the Cut-Above kit and was able to create beautiful scrapbook layouts to showcase my daughter's graduation photographs. I will share these pages and many more projects using the new paper collections from Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. Stay tuned!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Celebrating May!

So many wonderful things to celebrate this month! For me personally it is the last month of this school year, then I am on Summer Break! My daughter graduates High School and we get to party! It is also time to celebrate our Moms and all that they do!

As for Close To My Heart, there are some great events to celebrate as well! May is National Scrapbooking month. A month to reflect on all those memories we are making, like graduations & mothers, and ask ourselves how we are preserving those moments. As always Close To My Heart is offering a wonderful collection of papers, embellishments and even albums to help you preserve your memories and tell your stories. The collection is called Live Beautifully!

During the month of May, 
Close To My Heart is offering three exclusive new products to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month: 

The Live Beautifully paper packet, the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set, and the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit, which helps you create five complete scrapbook layouts in half the time! 

Buy these exclusive products separately, or buy an album bundle with the new Cut Above
layout kit to save 20% — you can also just buy it all!

Let me just tell you that I have already made my daughter's graduation announcements with the papers and used the Cut Above layouts to showcase the gorgeous photographs we captured for her invitations. It is a stunning collection of colors and patterns, the floral papers are beautiful and the layouts come together so quickly and easily! You won't want to miss the opportunity to celebrate NSM this May!

If that is not enough to get you excited...I have more news for you! May 1st is the day that a brand new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book goes live! Think Summer, fun, colorful and oh so trendy! This Idea Book will have your creativity sparks flying. Please welcome the new collections~


Little Dreamer

No Worries

Prickly Pear
 I honestly flipped through the pages of this book the first time smiling, then giggling. You will undoubtedly find something that makes you happy in this book. You can view it online or even better get one in person from me.

Finally, as each month rolls around so does a new Stamp of the Month that can be purchased at a discounted price. Live, Laugh, Love will be perfect for those of you that enjoy coloring and big, bold page titles.

To see more images and find details on any of these specials please go to my online website. Enjoy these offerings this month and definitely any other celebrations that you are personally celebrating in May. Don't forget to preserve those memories!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Products Retiring Soon!

It is always exciting to welcome a new Idea Book, however you'll want to be certain that you don't miss out on any products departing! This Sunday, April 30th is the last day you can order from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.

How can you let these wonderful collections pass you by:

 Dreamin' Big


Some Kinda Wonderful

Sugar Rush

Hello Lovely

 Don't miss out on any product that you may have been considering using for a future project. You can shop on my website any time of the day, just be sure to do it before Sunday night!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cut Above™ Layout Kit by Close To My Heart

Save 50% on our Cut Above® layout kits,
 designed to make memory keeping easier than ever. 

Each layout kit includes:
  • Two 12" × 12" printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™
Simply follow the assembly instructions included to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Preserve even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above. Check out this video to see how easy it is to capture those memories forever!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New in April!

Check out the new special available this month. Plus, see how adorable the Stamp of the Month is!

Flock Together

Get This Stamp for Only $5

April: Flock Together
only available April 1–30, 2017

Get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 when you order $50 in Close To My Heart products.

 Save 50% on Cut Above layout kits!

Save 50% on our Cut Above® layout kits, designed to make memory keeping easier than ever. Each layout kit includes:
  • Two 12" × 12" printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™
Add these great kits to your cart below and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Preserve even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

Cut Above™ Layout Kit — Little One/ Sale price $7.48
Cut Above™ Layout Kit — Forever & Always/ Sale price $7.48

Purchase any of these specials online here

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea Cups and Thin Cuts in March

With every new month, comes new specials and discounts. Check out what March specials has for you!

Cut It Out!

Save 25% on all Thin Cuts this month!

 Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time! 

See all of the thin cuts on sale online here.


Stamp of the Month ~ Tea-rrific

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Some ~ Bunnies are Hopping Away Soon!

No ~ Bunny should miss out on this darling Stamp of the Month! You can purchase this stamp set at a discounted price, but only until Tuesday, February 28th! Need more ideas how to incorporate them into your artwork? Take a look at these creations.

I hope that you have been inspired! You can order the stamp of the month online here! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

#True Love

I have not been posting on my Blog as frequently as I once did. I am busy creating though and tend to show these pictures more often through Instagram. If you're not already on Instagram you are really missing out on tons of inspiration. You can click on the camera icon located in the right hand column of this blog to find my profile.  {follow me  @amys_art}

Here are a few cards I've been posting lately that you are missing out on! They were all created from the Operation Smile special stamp set called True Love. It features some darling little characters and sweet phrases.

Not only do you get a wonderfully sweet stamp set, but you also support a great cause! Order online.

Remember to check Instagram for the most current inspiration! Have a happy day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bunny Z-Fold Box Card

When I first saw the February Stamp of the Month, I knew right away that the bunny trio would look cute on a Z-fold box card. When colored softly with water colors the Hello Lovely papers are the perfect backdrop.

Easter Bunny {S1702} is available until February 28, 2017 at a special discounted price of only $5 with qualifying purchase. You will have plenty of time to create your Easter cards!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Specials

Close To My Heart has a great opportunity for new and former consultants this month. They are also offering an adorable Easter Bunny stamp of the month. Take a look at the specials in store for you this month!

Sign up as a Close To My Heart during February and in addition to the normal benefits of signing up, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $53.85 in retail value! Sign up today!


Former Close To My Heart Consultants~

As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $50 and you’ll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets! Sign up today!

 Easter Bunny {S1702}

How adorable is this little bunny family? This will be the perfect stamp set to make your Easter cards or to showcase those special Spring pictures! I will have some fun projects to show you later this month using this discounted stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please take a look at the specials tab for more information or you can shop online here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello Lovely Brush Box

Every once in awhile you come across an item that you simply can't discard, because you see other potential in it. That was the case with this tea box I received over the holidays. It was a great, sturdy box with a nice sized drawer that pulled out. My daughter just received some new makeup brushes that I knew would be scattered about and needed to be contained. Take a look at the box before.

I debated whether to use the Dreamin' Big paper collection or the Hello Lovely papers. The brushes have beautiful rose gold handles so the decision was easy....Hello Lovely it is!

Also, I am entering this project in the Heart 2 Heart silver and gold challenge for those beautiful gold accents and brush handles of course.

On the top of the box I used some of the coordinating papers, a PML card and some complements. I even lined the inside of the drawer to pull it all together. Now her brushes will stay clean and organized and I was able to re-purpose a lovely box.

The Hello Lovely paper collection is available now in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.