There Is A New Close To My Heart Consultant In Town

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I am so super excited to share my news with you –

I am your new Close To My Heart Independent Consultant 🙂

I am now just waiting for my new consultant kit to arrive, and look as happy as the consultant in this picture.  As soon as my kit arrives I will share everything with you.

You all know how much I love stamping and using my Cricut machine, and that is a BIG reason why I decided to become a consultant.  Close To My Heart has Wonderful Stamping products and Cricut Cartridges that go with these Wonderful Stamps.  This is my perfect Crafting World 🙂

So, if you are looking for Close To My Heart Yulee or Close To My Heart Fernandina Beach, Independent Consultant that’s where you will find me 🙂

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A Close To My Heart Card Making Evening With Friends

Hello  My Fellow Crafters,

Yesterday some of my friends who also have a passion or should I say obsession with crafting just like I do got together for a Close To My Heart card making evening.  Besides making these fun handstamped greeting cards, we had ALOT of laughs 🙂


One thing that I learned was how to hide ink smudges. LOL


You would never know this but the single flower on this card has a big ink smudge under it and the small leaf has one too.  That’s the fun that you can have when you handstamp your cards.  You plan on the card to look one way but by the time you are done your card creation changes, and that’s not always a bad thing.

The best part is the person who is receiving this card, has no idea 🙂

~ Thanks Kim for hosting this great card making evening ~

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A Happy Birthday Zentangle Cricut Card Idea

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a birthday card that I made for my Poppa (my husbands dad).  I always have a hard time making masculine cards and I wanted to make this one just a little different then all the others that I have made for him over the years.

I am still fascinated with each Zentangle design that I create because I never really know how it will turn out and the biggest thing when you Zentangle there are no mistakes (can’t erase) which makes it really challenging at times


I used two Cricut Cartridges to make this card – The base of the card was made from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  Its hard to see in this picture but the sentiment Happy Birthday is on a pop-up.  That is one of the great function keys on this cartridge.

The Balloons and the Happy Birthday sentiment, are from Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge.  First I cut the balloons on white cardstock.  The I took the blade out of the Cricut housing and added a black marker to write not cut the Happy Birthday sentiment.  If you are going to look for these balloons on your cartridge Hello Kitty was actually holding these balloons and I cut her out of the card – sorry Kitty just wanted your balloons LOL 🙂

Then I drew all of the Zentangle designs on each balloon (it took awhile but was sooo worth it) with a Sakura Micron 01 black marker.  It is so much fun to see the end result when you Zentangle.


Since I made the base of the card black so that the images would really pop off the page, I used a pattern paper for the backing for this pop-up card.  The pattern of this paper really looks like a Zentangle pattern but I didn’t make it.  I just wanted to show you how I put my handmade stamp on the back of this card so it could be seen with that patterned paper.

Well this was another super fun card to make.  Hope you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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Handstamped Make A Wish Birthday Card

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Did you ever make a card that you can’t wait to send?  Well I just did and I hope my niece Nicole likes it as much as I had fun making it for her.


I used Work Shops on the Go, Blossom Card Making Kit from Close To My Heart to make this card.  In this kit there are two stamps that have a design that looks to me like a piece of washi tape. Well, I love washi tape and have ALOT of it, so I decided to use that instead.  I think it turned out even better then if I used the stamps.  That’s why we make handmade cards, so we can create and make our own original works of art 🙂

For added dimension I wrapped the washi tape around pieces of cardstock, so it really popped off the card.  When I was done with the front of this card it looked great but it needed something, so I took a sponge dabber and lightly put the same color watermelon ink used in the word Wish and brushed the edges of the card.  It really added the perfect touch.

Now for the inside.  I used the stamp that came with the kit but added some stickles for some “bling” and to really make it look fun!


~ Happy Birthday Nicole ~

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