Pretty In Pink

Remember Molly Ringwald?  MV5BMTI2OTk5NTE5NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODA0NTQzMQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_

She definitely worked the pink very well.  That was a great 80’s movie, right?!  Well, although it’s a different concept, all month long, Close To My Heart is promoting pink!  Most of us girls secretly love the color pink and I love Close To My Heart.  I love that I can go to one place to shop for everything I need to create beautiful scrapbooks, cards and other paper crafting projects.  That being said, select products are on sale all month long and you can see them by clicking the “shop” menu link on this page.

Pretty In Pink for Hostesses:  Be a hostess in February that has a third level of hostess reward or higher and receive the “Color of the Year” bundle, FREE!!  You don’t have to clean your house to do it!  You can simply have an online party that I can set up for you.  You send a link to family and friends who shop and you get the hostess credit!  9207c009-552c-4b04-a56e-d715132be775.jpg

Pretty In Pink for New Team Members:  It has never been a better time to be an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart!  Consultants who sign up in February will receive the same Color of the Year bundle, FREE!   You get $210.00 worth of products in a New Consultant kit for $75.00.  Add the Color of the Year Bundle that retails for $36.30.  That’s nearly $250.00 worth of paper crafting fun for $75.00!  On top of that, CTMH will give you $50.00 CTMH “cash” (select product credit that can be used on select items).  1801-se-nck-1.jpg

Speaking of paper crafting, get a load of this beauty!  So fun and would look great in a craft room or baby nursery.  Check out the video for to see how this super cute mobile is created.1802-cc-butterfly-mobile.jpg

Butterfly Mobile Demo

Napkin Fold Card

We’re almost through the lazy days of Summer.  What says Summer?  Of course! Flamingos! I’ve been having fun creating this card! This is a terrific stamp set by Stephanie Bernard’s The Stamps of Life. If it looks difficult, don’t fear!  It’s much easier to make than it looks!  I found an excellent video that describes the process of making this card.  These are the following supplies you will need:

  • 1 – 12″ x 12″ piece of lightweight card stock
  • 1 – 5.5″ square of design paper
  • 2 – 5.25″ squares of design paper (one can be the same as the 5 1/2″ Square and another of an alternating pattern)
  • 1 – 5.75″ of square of design paper
  • 1 – 5.5″ square of card stock (for stamping your sentiment)

For the belly band:

  • 1 – 2″ x 12″ strip of card stock
  • 1 – 1.75 x 12″ strip of design paper
  • 2 large foam adhesive dots or strips
  • A large die cut embellishment for the center of the belly band.

The following tools will be helpful:

  • A large scoring board and bone folder
  • A small tape runner or fast drying glue

There is also a video that explains how to make the envelope for this card due to the special dimensions.  To Construct the envelope, you will want to use:

  • 1 – 10″ square of Design Paper
  • an Envelope Punch Board20664565_1471472922933616_848438220907491897_n

Napkin Fold Card by Shallon Vickers

Envelope Punch Board Technique

Create something fun!

Where it all started.. about 20 years ago with a 2 page mini Creative Memories scrapbook party. Over the years I scrapbooked here and there. A couple of years ago I signed up to be an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart. It’s been interesting to see how scrapbooking as an art form has evolved and just how many products are available for paper crafters that love to stamp and scrapbook. I will share some of my favorite products and there’s so many out there that I’m still getting acquainted with. That little boy is my son who is now all grown up with a wife and house of his own… Here’s a 2 page layout from his wedding done with the “Hello Lovely” paper packet from the 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog. The beautiful thing about Close to My Heart paper packets is they are beautifully coordinated, heavy paper, with the weight of light card stock. The paper is double sided with an alternating pattern giving quite a bit of design flexibility. Also, each piece has a patterned zip strip which serves as an additional embellishment. It takes some of the guesswork out of coordinating papers and allows more time for scrapbooking. By the way, it rained just after this beautiful ceremony took place, but, it didn’t last long and the rest of the day was ..well, lovely.