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New Changes for the New Year

We all make goals to challenge ourselves in the New Year, and, for me, this means reflecting on this past year and finding new ways to ♥inspire, instruct, and inform♥ you. Having time away from my craftroom gave me time to think and pray about all aspects of my daily paper crafting adventures that I… Continue reading New Changes for the New Year

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Shake Things Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shake Things Up! CTMH Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a few of our Shaker Card products.  If you have come here from Annemarie Julian’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… Continue reading Shake Things Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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Holiday Sparkle & Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Sparkle & Season's of Joy Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from both our Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy collections. Yes! Both collections! You are going to be amazed by all the spectacular artwork this week. If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on the right path! When… Continue reading Holiday Sparkle & Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

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Color Dare Scary Day Card

You would not believe how excited I was to see how many people participated in our last Color My Heart Dare challenge.  If you haven't had a chance to visit, you must stop by and see all those amazing creations.  I hope you are you ready for another challenge, because this week we are playing with… Continue reading Color Dare Scary Day Card

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Upcoming Events

I am learning that "less is more" with just about everything (except coffee and chocolate), which means that I am sending out less emails, posting a little less, and simplifying how I communicate with you.  This week, I want to make you aware of my upcoming events over the next few months and allow you… Continue reading Upcoming Events

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An Exciting Color My Heart Dare Announcement

As many of you know, I enjoy participating in each week's Color My Heart Dare challenge.  Today, I am excited to announce that I have decided to venture out of my comfort zone and join the Color My Heart Dare Design Team. As a Design Team Member, I get to provide inspiration for some of… Continue reading An Exciting Color My Heart Dare Announcement

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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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Bring Back My Pack – More Magical

Magical is back!  The much-loved paper packet, Magical, is available while supplies last, as the August and September special. I just adore these lighthearted papers full of stars, stripes, hearts, and polka dots.  Close to My Heart has created the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products to be perfect for use in any crafting featuring amusement… Continue reading Bring Back My Pack – More Magical

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Maker’s Color Dare Card

Convention is over, I am "almost" unpacked, my craft-room is still not finished, and, yet, I am still able to create. I have been amazed by how little I need to make a card and how many things I have found as I have unpacked my collection like the Originals Idea Book from Close to… Continue reading Maker’s Color Dare Card

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Thanks a Bushel Step-Card

Life is about trying new things, having experiments blow up in your face, and finding the blessing in everything. This week, I wanted to try my hand at a Front Panel Step-Card, and, since card making is one of my weaknesses, it just didn't seem to go as planned.  Even though the end-result turned out… Continue reading Thanks a Bushel Step-Card