Category: Cards

Samples of a variety of cards assembled using Close To My Heart paper, cartridges, and embellishments.

From the Heart Finished Cards


Come and celebrate National Stamping Month “FROM THE HEART”. “From the Heart” card making kit that is! You’ll see that each “From the Heart” card making kit contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards. This includes foil-stamped card bases, and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set. The double stamp set...

Upcoming Events

I thought you might be interested in checking out two of my upcoming events! Winter Card Buffet and Calendar Girls. For more information you can check out my Events Page at or email to  Hope to see you there! Winter Card Buffet Date:     November 12, 2016 Time:    1:00...

Create Kindness

Create Kindness Card Kit

The Close To My Heart Constant Campaign (special product) for September is a celebration of National Stamping Month, which is going on until September 30th.  It is called the Create Kindness Card Kit. Since my surgery on August 23rd, I haven’t done any crafting at all.  Day before yesterday, on...

Christmas Card 2015

Christmas Cards 2015

I am happy to reveal my 2015 Christmas Collection! Inspiration came from a variety of places this year, including some of my Close To My Heart associates and Pinterest. Thanks to all for your creativity and willingness to share!! Card #1 – In the Air There’s A Feeling of Christmas...

Pathfinding Cards and Case

Pathfinding Cards and Case

Now that I’m back from my vacation at our trailer in BC, I thought it was time that I got back into the swing of things.  You know, crafting wise.  Looking around my craft area, which is still a bit of a mess from my “reorganizing”, I wasn’t really ready...

Cricut Artistry Collection

Brand New Products Available For Sale!!

Yes, you read right!!  Close To My Heart has opened up early sales on some of the new items available in the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions catalogues, which go live on September 1st.  Read on for the details: Since I am not having a get together this month, I...

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Cricut Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards

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I know that I have not used this newest Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge nearly enough.  I am hoping that this video will get me started with some great ideas!!!

CTMH Confetti Wishes Layout

Hearts of the West Team April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hearts of the West Team April Blog Hop! If this is your first time joining us:  YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! This Blog Hop features Close To My Heart consultants from all over Canada showcasing their projects. If you’ve been here before:  WELCOME BACK! This month’s...

December 2014 Stamp of the Month

Cutie Pie CTMH December 2014 Stamp of the Month Here are two sample cards that I created to showcase our Stamp of the Month for December 2014.  Cutie Pie is such an upbeat and cheerful stamp set, that I felt it just “needed” to be paired with one of our...

September 2014 Stamp of the Month!

September Stamp of the Month:  Family is Forever Here is my take on a lovely card I recently discovered on Pinterest, which really highlights the gorgeous stamps in this month’s offering!  The paper is from the Yuletide Carol pack.  I have never used the two-sided B&T duos for the base...

Celebrate National Stamping Month!

#30years of happy! Close To My Heart is celebrating National Stamping Month AND Jeanette Lynton’s 30th anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, with this EXCLUSIVE and very versatile collection of minis.  I put together this adorable card using Colonial White as my base and the new & gorgeous Thistle...

Balloon Ride and Give a Lift

The new Balloon Ride paper pack, in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue, has to be one of my favourites!  The soft palette of Cashmere, Saddle, Colonial White, Sorbet and Crystal Blue is a perfect match for the wistful Give a Lift D-sized stamp set of 9.  Featured...

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