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Highlight the Details – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Highlight the Details Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a various techniques that highlight the details of Close to My Heart products.   If you have come here from Darlys Reckerr’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end… Continue reading Highlight the Details – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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Seasonal Trees Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Trees Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the November Seasonal Trees stamp set.   If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This… Continue reading Seasonal Trees Blog Hop

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Cupcakes & Cards with Boutique

It's time to Create with Miss. Carrie and learn how to make these beautifully designed Boutique cards to give to anyone who needs a little extra TLC.  This month, I am offering two options for my card making class. You can choose to come to my Cupcakes & Card class at the local library, or… Continue reading Cupcakes & Cards with Boutique

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You Are Awesome Card

Do you know someone who is just amazingly awesome? I believe that it is good to recognize those who have blessed you with their friendship, willingness to listen, and ability to tolerate you.  This week, I created a card that you can give those awesome people using the a sentiment and little girl image from… Continue reading You Are Awesome Card

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Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop,where we will be featuring products from our amazing Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog .  If you haven't had a chance to view this catalog, you can do so online or receive one free when you place an online order in May.  If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on… Continue reading Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

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Classic Summer Layout

Have you ever tried using a PageMaps sketch as inspiration for your layouts? This year, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day,  Scrapbook & Cards Today challenged it's readers to create a layout using this NSD PageMaps Sketch.  As you know, I always love a challenge. I also like to inspire you to use stamped images to enhance… Continue reading Classic Summer Layout

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Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

April Showers bring May flowers ... and planning days for May celebrations.  On days full of snow and rain, I am able to spend time in my craft room planning for the upcoming holidays without feeling guilty that I should be working on my never-ending yard.  This week, I attempted to create a Mother's Day… Continue reading Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

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Color Dare Easter Card

This week's Color My Heart Dare allows you to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board featuring the palette from the "Make Waves" collection.  Since Easter is coming much sooner this year, I decided to begin making a few cards to send to family and friends.  I was inspired by a card I found in a… Continue reading Color Dare Easter Card

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Bloom & Grow Valentine Card

Throughout the month of January, I will be creating projects that you can make using our Bloom and Grow stamp of the month.  This week, I created a simple Valentine's Day card in traditional black, red, and white tones.   You can find the list of supplies used on this project at the very bottom of… Continue reading Bloom & Grow Valentine Card

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Bloom & Grow Embossed Card

Throughout the month of January, I will be creating projects that you can make using our Bloom and Grow stamp of the month.  This week, I created this monochromatic card using White Embossing Power as an embellishment.  Even though the card was extremely simple to make, the mix of textures and color shades are delightful. … Continue reading Bloom & Grow Embossed Card