What’s This, A Christmas Bundle?

christmas bundleCan you believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner? I mean it is staring me in the face right now. I don’t know about you buy my little crafty hands have been getting really busy lately. Making Christmas presents, Christmas cards, prepping my December Daily. Oh there is so much to do and so much crafty fun to have but I am not panicking at all because myself and 14 of my friends have gotten together to create something fabulous.

We have created a fantastic Christmas bundle to help you with all craftiness. What does the bundle come with?


  • Digital scrapbooking templates and supplies
  • Advent calendar printable supplies, tutorials, and suggested daily activities
  • Cut files for the Silhouette and Cricut
  • Art journaling tutorials
  • Gift ideas and tutorials
  • Christmas themed cross stitch patterns
  • Printable Christmas cards
  • Tutorials for making photo gifts
  • And so much more

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this Christmas bundle and all the amazing products that are in it. Now is the perfect time for you to sign up for the mailing list so that you don’t miss out on this bundle. The sale will start November 24th and end December 1st so this is a limited time offer for an amazing price.

Sign up now by clicking here.

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My Favorite Close To My Heart Products

favorite ctmh productsI have some favorite products with Close To My Heart that I just use over and over again and I wanted to share them with you.

#1 Flip-Flaps: I love these things they are the best way to add extra photos to your layouts, whether you are pocket scrapbooking, traditional layouts or creating something like my waterfall folios.

#2 Mini Stapler: I don’t know why I waited so long to get one of these things but I absolutely love it! I truly do and it has become one of my favorite ways to attach embellishments or tags to my layouts. The staples just give it a little something extra and I don’t have to worry about tape.

#3 Cricut Cartridges: I currently only have the Art Philosophy cartridge which I absolutely adore! The next Cricut cart I will be purchasing is Artfully Sent for its card making abilities and pocket scrapbooking abilities. These cartridge bundles are so worth the money. You get 3 coordinating stamp sets with each bundle and then you get either chipboard pieces or paper depending on the bundle that you choose. You can do so many different things with these cartridges and they make it so easy for you to use them with the many coordinating stamp sets that are available for each cartridge.

#4 Ink: I loveeeee the Close To My Heart ink whether it is the dye ink or the pigment ink the quality of these inks is amazing plus all the ink coordinates with the Close To My Heart paper, this means that you don’t have to worry about matching your paper with your inks because that is already done for you.

#5 Paper: Yes, I know that you can get paper anywhere but let me tell you Close To My Heart paper cuts so beautifully in the Cricut. I have never had such a good experience with my Cricut until I used Close To My Heart’s paper. The paper cuts so beautifully in my Cricut and with my Big Shot. The embosses images that I get with this paper are also phenomenal. I can’t say enough about how much I love this paper and I am not only talking about the cardstock the patterned paper cuts just as nice and is beautiful as well.

#6 Bonding Memories Glue: I have talked about this glue before but I can’t sing enough praises about this glue. I used it all the time and it truly is just amazing. The paper doesn’t wrinkle when you use this wet glue. You get a strong hold. The glue can be used as a permanent glue or as a – glue. The glue can be used to re-stick your Cricut mats, the glue can be used to create beautiful mini albums. The glue is just amazing and everyone should have some of this glue. I think you get my point I think this glue is awesome!

#7 Liquid Glass: This is pretty much the same thing as glossy accents but for some reason I find that I do not have a problem storing my Liquid Glass. I have always had a problem with my Glossy Accents and getting it to come out for me but the Liquid Glass comes out just fine whenever I need to use it. I don’t have to stick a pen in the hole to get the glue to come out and for this reason I prefer Liquid Glass over Glossy Accents. When you are crafting on a time limit every second counts and those few seconds that I don’t have to fool with getting my glue out are important to me.

#8 Workshops on the Go: All I can say about these kits is that they are amazing! If you don’t have a lot of time to get crafty then these kits are for you. All the instructions on how to create the scrapbook layout or the card are right there for you. You get an exclusive stamp set with each kit. You get all the paper you need and a little extra as I always have some left over and you get embellishments. Everything you need is in the kit and you can put together a two page scrapbook layout in less than hour. The card kits work out to you spending a $1.66 per card. You can’t buy cards cheaper than that.

#9 Picture My Life: These are Close To My Hearts pocket scrapbooking cards and they are all gorgeous. The quality of these cards are outstanding and you can now purchase these cards a la carte meaning that you can purchase them without the page protectors. So if you are not need of any page protectors then purchase just the card kits. I love them all and want them all. The cards are so different from anything else that I have seen on the market. They have great prompts on them and they really go well with our inks and papers.

#10 Organizer: My medium organizer is my prized possession as it has all my pocket scrapbooking cards organized in it but I also have the large organizer which I use for my stamp sets and my 6×6 paper pads. I have the small organizer that I store my pigment inks. I have seen embossing folders stored in the large organizer as well. I don’t currently have enough to put these in a large container but one day I will.

There you have it some of my absolute favorite products from Close To My Heart. I love all these products and I would not have joined Close To My Heart if I did not believe in their products. If you are interested in joining me as a Close To My Heart Consultant you can do that HERE as this is an amazing company to be a part of and you get to purchase these products as a discount and make some money while selling some amazing products. If you just want to buy some of these amazing products from me, can do that here.

I have two clubs that you can join if you are just interested in products. One is the Picture My Life Club and the other one is iScrap-N-Snap Club. These clubs are great ways to earn some free product and if you are really interested in earning free product you can always have an online gathering where you can earn hostess rewards! You can have an online gathering all right from your own home or you can have a Facebook Party all you have to do is email me here and let me know when you would like to host your party.


Scor-Board Fun

scor-board funWelcome to another Make It Monday blog hop. This monday I am playing with my scor-board. I love my Cricut and my dies but their is something so satisfying about getting the old scor-board out and having some fun! Plus if you are a scrapper on a budget then the Scor-Board is a perfect way to get crafty without having to spend a ton of money.

I bet you are probably wondering how many things you can get done with a scor-board? Let me tell you there is a ton and I used my board a lot. I will be sharing a series of posts on things that you can do with your scor-board so that you all can have fun with me.

The first thing I want to share with you is the ability to create a design either for a card or for a project life card. I made this great project life card for my December Daily album using my socr-board and a stamp set from Close To My Heart, which I am in love with. The stamp set is Christmas Village (D1554)  and is perfect for getting your color on.


Here is the card that I made by scoring three lines on all 4 sides of my card and then stamping the sweet shoppe, church and florist buildings on my card. I haven’t decided if I am going to use my Shin-Hin markers and Copics yet to color in the houses but if I decide to color them they are stamped with  Memento black ink so that they are ready to go.

The next thing you can do with your scor-board is make a box. Seriously it doesn’t get any easier then this. For the box that I made I grabbed some 8×8 paper that I had and scored it in the places that the Martha Stewart scor-board told me to scor it in. Then you cut slits up the sides and tape it all together. You can put a box together in five minutes with a Scor-board.

The third thing I created with my scor-board was a side step card. I have been seeing these all over the place and dying to make one but I needed to find the instructions so off to Pinterest I went. You can follow me on Pinterest here and you can see the pin here. I pin some cool stuff, like things that you can do with a scor-board cool stuff.  For this card I used the stamp set that comes with the Snowhaven card workshop on the go. This workshop on the go is so awesome because I am almost done with all my Christmas cards just by using this kit and my cards only cost me $1.66 per card to make and the stamp set works with my Art Philosophy cartridge!

side step card


Then I made another pocket scrapbooking card for my December Daily by using the Pear & Partridge Picture My Life kit. I have shared before that this kit is the main basis for my album this year and is just gorgeous. All I did for this card was adhere my 3×4 card to a 4×6 piece of cardstock and scor around the card to create emphasis on my card. I think I will distress the edges of this card but I haven’t decided what color yet.

The last thing I am going to share with you is making a quilted background. You could use this technique for a card as I did or for a pocket scrapbooking card. I made a cute little 4×4 card and used the October stamp of the month for the sentiment. I think the card is just darling.

There you go 5 great ways to use your scor-board for card making, pocket scrapbooking, or gift giving. I have tons of other ways to share how to use your scor-board. Sign up for the email list so you don’t miss out on this scor-board fun series.

Now go see the rest of the other ladies for the Make it Monday blog hop.

Gina is making upcycled Christmas cards

Karen is describing a digi technique for making merged word and photo frames

Do you know these essential tips for creating a perfect, simple layout? Alice makes it easy for you!

Connie shares a twist on the traditional Advent Calendar by focusing on family activities!

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