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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

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Summer Time Crafting

Summer is just flying by and I seem to be adding more and more to my calendar.  As my son said, "My calendar is beginning to look like a Jackson Pollock painting".  I am sure you understand exactly what I am talking about.  Unfortunately, for most of us, this means our crafting gets set aside for… Continue reading Summer Time Crafting

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Father’s Day Card & Gift Box

Father's Day is right around the corner, and, since I enjoy giving you crafty ideas for holidays, I decided to create this Pinterest inspired "Apple of My Eye" card and gift box using the A Bushel & a Peck stamp set.  This fun four-inch card not only has a sweet saying on the outside, but it… Continue reading Father’s Day Card & Gift Box

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Thanks A Bushel Card

If you are like me, you always have a need for Thank-You cards, so, this week, I created a few using the adorable images and a sentiment from our exclusive A Bushel & a Peck stamp set. I love sending happy mail to customers, especially homemade cards, but each one needs to be quick to make… Continue reading Thanks A Bushel Card

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Fresh Air Cardmaking Workshop

I truly enjoy playing with paper to create original cards and treat boxes.  If you are like me, then this workshop is just for you.  On June 23rd, you will have to opportunity to make FOUR cards and this adorable little Fourth of July Treat Box using our New Fresh Air products. The deadline to register… Continue reading Fresh Air Cardmaking Workshop