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So long, Seaside...


Have you gotten your Seaside fix? This stunning paper pack and stamp set are retiring once again on August 31, 2019.  The gorgeous prints and colors are perfect for your papercrafting projects!  Here is a look at the Workshop Kit, though you can purchase individual components.

You can view all of the Seaside options here!

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Freshly Made Sketches 400th Celebration


I am back for week 2 of the 400th Sketch Celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!  This is obviously my week for purple cards....I just can't seem to put the Eggplant ink pad away!  Freshly Made Sketches is creating with their previous Sketch #200 this week-


I took the liberty of curving my panel vs. going straight across. Along with the curved panel, I curved my sentiment as well.  One of the many great things about Close To My Heart stamps, you can curve them to your liking.  Just apply gentle pressure to the stamp when adhering to your stamp block.  No worries, your stamp will return to the original form after you remove it from the block.  Here is the complete stamp set and the sentiment in it's straight form-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set/Thin Cuts Bundle
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2847 Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4221 Mink Twine
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Prismacolor Pencils
Border Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog-K is for Kind Thoughts
Let's Create Challenge-Anything Goes with the Option of Entwined
The Flower Challenge-Use your Favorite Flower

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Thinking of You


Close To My Heart offers a variety of Workshop Kits for cardmaking and scrapbooking.  I love the stamps that are included in the Thinking of You Cardmaking Kit.  The kit has papers from the True Love Collection.  Card bases and envelopes are included!

Instructions and supplies are included to create twelve cards.  As an added bonus, Workshops Your Way Kits are Buy One Get One at 35% Off for the month of August!  It is a win win! You can view the current kits here.

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch #329


The color scheme of the True Love papers is certainly a favorite of mine.  I can't get enough of the combo of Eggplant, Sage and Sapphire!  The purple family has always been my favorite color. Being a mom of all boys.....cards and my craft room are about the only place I can express it!  I can't even wear it!  Purple just does not work for me in clothes, either!  So cards, it is!  I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges.


My lovely watering can of flowers is from the Where Happiness Blooms stamp set.  This set has been wildly popular and has sold out previously.  The set is in stock as I write this, but is due to be retired August 31, 2019.  If you would like a set for your collection, now is the time to order! You can order just the stamp set or a bundle with Thin Cuts dies.  I personally love the cut out features of the dies.


Design Tip: After inking up the multiple layers on my stamp set, I went back in and added a little shading with pencils for added depth.  I also went over the flowers with the Clear Shimmer Brush for some added bling.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set/Thin Cuts Bundle
S1908 From Me To You (August Stamp of the Month)
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X5993 Sage Cardstock
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2847 Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4221 Mink Twine
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Prismacolor Pencils
Banner Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenges-Favorite Colour Combo and Why
Crafting by Designs-Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness-Flowers
Creative Knockouts-Sparkle & Shine
Simply Create Too-Anything Goes

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You're Awesome!



The You're Awesome Cardmaking Workshop features the Into the Wild papers and an exclusive stamp set.  I just love the rustic style. The kit includes supplies to create twelve cards.

This kit is scheduled to be retired August 31 and did I mention it is currently part of the BOGO 35% off sale?


You can view all of the available Workshop Kits here!  The sale runs til August 31 or while supplies last.

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Mojo Monday, Take 2!


Ok, I had so much fun creating my last card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, that I am back with take 2!  This is such a super fun sketch and it really showcases the versatility of the Close To My Heart papers!  My card is created with the True Love Paper Collection.  All of the fun elements on my card (minus the bling) are also from the same paper pack!  Here is the original sketch, which I have added to slightly-


Do you fear mixing pattern papers?  Close To My Heart can totally alleviate that for you!  All of the patterns in the paper collections mix together beautifully.  The papers work great for all paper crafting! Scrapbooking, cardmaking, home decor...you name it!  I applied my elements in layers and added a tiny bit of bling-


If you  have yet to check out the True Love Paper Collection, don't wait....it is due to be retired as of August 31, 2019!  Here is a look at the beautiful designs that are included-

Design Tip: My elements are applied in layers with 3-D foam tape.  I applied a little bling with a clear shimmer brush to my flowers and small heart.  A few bitty sparkles finishes the design!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
S1908 From Me To You (August Stamp of the Month)
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2847 Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Z3318 Thin Cuts-Basic Circles
Z4181 Thin Cuts-Stitched Circles

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges-Circles
Crafting Happiness-Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs-Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge-Circles
Simon Says Stamp-Add a Die Cut

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