The Stamps I Use

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mermaids Making Waves

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in and share another card using the Make Waves papers from CTMH.

And yes, it has the mermaids!



I was surprised when I went to load this paper. This was the last card I made in 2017. And, if I'm not mistaken, I've only made one card so far in 2018.  It's probably safe to say that one of my other hobbies has been keeping me busy. I'll probably share some of THOSE projects soon as well.


Friday, February 2, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Magical Birthday Card

Hi folks,

I've been quite negligent in posting my card makes of late. Anyways, here's one I made some time ago featuring the Make Waves paper collection from CTMH.



And not a single mermaid in sight!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

CTMH Stargazer Teen Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned back at the beginning of January, CTMH launched their new seasonal idea book at the beginning of the year. "Stargazer" is one of the new collections - it has an "outer space" theme as you might guess from the name.


Now, at first glance, you might struggle with how to use some of the papers in that collection, but I'm showing you today that there are plenty of papers you can work with that aren't so "younger child cutesy".

This is the card I made for our 16 year old nephew using those papers. I think it works!




As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year - Happy New Idea Book!

Hi folks,

With the start of the New Year, Close to My Heart welcomes a new idea book to spark your creativity.


You can check it out online right here.

Have fun browsing!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The last of the 2017 Christmas cards.

Hi folks,

Yes, I still have a few 2017 Christmas cards to share so what the heck - I'll toss them all into this post to wrap up the year.

The images are all from The Greeting Farm while the papers are a mix.

I believe the snowflake paper on this first one is from American Crafts and the red glitter paper is from CTMH.



The silver glitter paper on this one is from CTMH and the patterned paper is from Stampin' Up (Quilted Christmas).


This one also uses papers from the Stampin' Up Quilted Christmas collection.


As does this one - again, the silver glitter paper is CTMH.


Well, that's a wrap for me on my 2017 Christmas cards!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Baubles

Hi folks,

I think I reached the last of my "bulk" makes for Christmas 2017. These use the CTMH Silver and Gold paper collection.






As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Merriest Wishes

Hi folks,

This year I broke with tradition and actually took the days between Christmas and New Year off from work.

I'm hoping to get in a bit of paper-crafting (for the January birthdays) but for now I am still sharing Christmas cards.

These are my take on the cards you can make using the supplies in the CTMH Merriest Wishes card-making kit.




As always, thanks for stopping by!