Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our blog hop!

Our Blog Hops With Heart team has taken a long break, but we're back and ready to roll. You'll want to check out each and every one of their projects because this group of ladies that I have the privilege of hopping with continually blows me away with their talent!

You may have come from Katy's blog, but if not, you can hop around in a circle. We are a small but mighty'll be sure to get a large dose of inspiration in a short amount of time!

This month's theme is Galentine's Day - a day to celebrate the friends we love. I just found out a couple of weeks ago that this is actually considered a holiday now. I love that!! And I love that the idea originated from one of my favorite shows, Parks & Recreation.

The Projects

I love to send thank-you cards. I am horrible about sending birthday cards (just ask my family...oops!) but I do send thank-you cards to my friends, family, and customers.

So here are some cards that I made for my friends for Galentine's Day/Valentine's day to tell them thanks for all they do and I love them!

These cards are simple yet look so impressive with that awesome gold foil! I used the retired Picture My Life cards from CTMH called Beautiful You. I added a few embellishments and a "thanks" sentiment that I cut with my Cricut from the Artiste Cricut collection.

I love using Picture My Life (like Project Life) pocket scrapbooking cards for making greeting cards. They already come pre-printed with super cute designs and are sized at 4x6 and 3x4 so there's minimal to no trimming for cards. Just add some paper scraps and a few embellishments...BOOM! Easy peasy, cute card.

Even though the cards I used are retired, there are new ones available with every catalog. And this gold foil set on clearance now.

See current Picture My Life cards >

Thanks for visiting today!

Next in the hop is Stephanie. She's sure to knock your socks off, and rumor has it she even included one of her awesome videos. Plus today is her birthday so be sure to wish her a happy birthday!!! :)


Black & White Dots

Gold Sequins

Black Cardstock
(CTMH cardstock cuts SO NICELY on the Cricut!)
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Gold Foil Watercolor Cards
(Similar to what I used and on clearance right now!)

Beautiful You PML Cards (retired)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kids Shaker Valentines for Kindergarten Class | How-To Video


I am so excited to share my five-year-old daughter's class valentines with you. She had a BLAST making these. All weekend whenever we had downtime at home she said "Mommy, can we work on my valentines?"

I'll be honest, I cringed and held my breath many times while she worked with glitter and sequins. When we were finished, there were sequins all over the floor under her. And glitter all over the desk. But nothing a little vacuuming and baby wipes can't handle, right? She had a blast, that's what's important. Although I did inform her we aren't going to work with glitter for a while. LOL.

Here is a video where I explained how we made these shakers and included some process clips of my daughter and I working on them. (Click over to YouTube to watch in HD.) There are more photos below the video.

If you enjoy papercrafting videos, I'd love if you subscribe to my channel! I add new videos 1-3 times per week, mostly card and scrapbook process videos.

This project doesn't just have to be for kids! You can use these instructions to make something yourself. But if you have kids who love to craft, they are sure to love making these shaker valentines!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

CLEARANCE!! Scrapbooking, Stamping, Papercrafting Close to my Heart Sale - You Can't Miss These Deals!!!

There were new items added to the clearance section of my Close to my Heart website!

I created a video to show you a bunch of the products up close plus ideas on how to use some of them. I'm showing only what I have already but there's lots more available! Check it out >


Note: everything is available while supplies last, so if anything I shared is not showing up, it has already sold out.


Examples of items available: Ink pads, stamps, die cuts, card sketch book, scrapbook sketch book, embellishments, stickers, chipboard, and more!
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Plus several more stamps and stamp + thin cuts sets

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Plus several more ink pad colors

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

5 Free CTMH Stamp Sets Only In February


If you love stamps, then this is the special for you!

If you love to scrapbook, then this is the special for you!

If you love to make cards or papercrafted home decor, then this special is for you!

CTMH is offering FIVE FREE STAMP SETS when you join as a Consultant this month. 

When you sign up as a new Consultant in February, you’ll get your New Consultant Kit filled with essential items PLUS an extra 5 stamp sets for FREE!! The free stamp sets are normally available only to hostesses with hostess rewards, but you'll get all of them right in your kit when you join! Plus you'll still get $50 in CTMH cash added to your account to purchase additional items of your choosing. (More on that in a minute.)

Free Stamp Sets When You Join CTMH in February 2019

These stamp sets will help you add a little extra something to any project, including cards, envelopes, scrapbook pages, and more. 

I especially love the Illustrated Alphabet stamp set. Check out how you can combine the solid letters and illustrated overlay images to create the whimsical title in this scrapbook layout.

And how cute is the fun name on this decor?! You know I love personalized framed name decor!

What Else Comes in My Kit?

The Close to my Heart New Consultant Kit comes loaded with essential supplies for getting your business off to a running start, plus $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on the products of your choice! See the current kit >

Complete Contents of the New Consultant Kit
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 4 (9044)
Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
Petite Perks™: Choose Joy Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2042)
My Acrylix® Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (D1785)
Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Custom Cardstock Combo Pack
Cardstock Sampler (W1197)
Seasonal Expressions 1 Paper Packet Sampler (W3000)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (Z3326)
Desk Pad (W1140)
Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1192)
Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1191, qty. 1)
Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
$50 in CTMH Cash
5 Hostess Stamp Sets (Feb. 2019 only)

Are you ready?!

I'd love to have YOU join my Paper Divas team! Join now > 

Still have questions?

If you still have questions, I have lots more details on my "Join my Team" page.  

Of course, if you would rather just order your CTMH products through me, that's fine, too! Shop here >

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Birthday & Love You Shaker Cards | Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


I made a couple of shaker cards using this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch #301. I decided to make shaker cards using CTMH's shaker window foam & acetate sets...these make it so easy to make shaker cards!!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great rest of your weekend.


Shaker Window Foam & Acetate
Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut dies
I Heart Us Paper Packet 
Mix-in Paper Packet
Black Cardstock
Black shimmer trim
Black glitter paper
Stitched heart thin cut dies
Loose sequins - silver (adhered with liquid glass)
I Heart Us complements (arrow)
January stamp of the month - Card Captions (retired)

Shop all Close to my Heart Products >