Close To My Heart Free Virtual Crop – Brushed is Back!

Close To My Heart has brought back the amazingly beautiful collection – Brushed and it is available now through the end of July! It has a slightly re-vamped color scheme to reflect the ink colors currently available and includes a new 12″ x 12″ coordinating sticker sheet, coordinating card stock, and the two stamp sets that were originally offered with it are being brought back and offered again!!

Purchase the Brushed collection from my website at:


FREE live virtual craft event on June 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm MDT on Close To My Heart’s official Facebook page! We will be creating one single-page layout, three two-page layouts, and eight standard-sized cards, all using this beautiful and exclusive Brushed collection. To learn more and to sign up for this free event, click here.

***Make sure to click “going” on the event page in order to be entered to WIN FREE PRIZES during the live event.***

Celebrate 30! (June Constant Campaign)

Celebrate 30 CTMH June Constant Campaign

Celebrate 30

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!

Dates: Offer valid June 1, 2014–June 30, 2014.

Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection
Retail Value: $54—You pay only $30 CC10281

Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection CC10281

Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection CC10281

This collection includes Black Hemp, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Party Washi Tape 3-Pack, Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack, and Colonial White Rosetta Ribbon

Extraordinary Embellishments Collection
Retail Value: $50.55—You pay only $30 CC10282

Extraordinary Embellishments Collection - CC10282

Extraordinary Embellishments Collection – CC10282

This collection includes Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection, Just Blooms™ Floret Paper
Shapes, Pixie Glitter Alphabet, Glamour Glitter Alphabet, Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet, Chalkboard
Shapes, Durables Round Studs, Durables Square Studs, and Colonial White Rosetta Ribbon

Holiday Happiness Collection
Retail Value: $64.55—You pay only $30 CC10283

Holiday  Happiness Collection - CC10283

Holiday Happiness Collection – CC10283

This collection includes Season’s Tweetings Gift Bags (2), Frosted Paper Packet, Frosted Complements,
Frosted Assortment, Sparkle & Shine Complements, Sparkle & Shine Assortment, Sparkle & Shine Textiles, and Sparkle Holiday Shapes

Accessory Coordinates Collection
Retail Value: $53.55—You pay only $30 CC10284

Accessory Coordinates Collection - CC10284

Accessory Coordinates Collection – CC10284

This collection includes Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Huntington Complements, Chantilly Complements, Huntington Assortment, Chantilly Assortment, For Always Assortment, Tommy Assortment, and Surfs Up Assortment

Papercrafting Possibilities Collection
Retail Value: $61.25—You pay only $30 CC10285

Papercrafting Possibilities Collection - CC10285

Papercrafting Possibilities Collection – CC10285

This collection includes Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Glitz™ Glitter Gel Bronze, Glitz™ Glitter
Gel Almond, 3½” x 8″ Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes, My Creations™ Cubby, My Creations™
Collage Cubes, and My Creations™ Star

Gifts and Kits Collection
Retail Value: $64.70—You pay only $30 CC10286

Gifts and Kits Collection - CC10286

Gifts and Kits Collection – CC10286

This collection includes Glamour Glitter Alphabet, My Originals™ Matchbook Card Kit, Chantilly
Textiles, Season’s Tweetings Gift Bags (2), and My Creations™ Collage Cubes and Black Hemp

Printable Flyer available here:

Studio J Creations

I’ve been working on scrapping our Disney trip last summer!  After getting my pictures printed (this seems like my biggest block sometimes!!), I decided that a mixture of medias will be happening in my album, traditional scrapbooking pages mixed with Picture My Life (available from CTMH Feb 1!!), and Studio J layouts.


For this post, I am focusing on the first two Studio J layouts.

Creating a layout in Studio J is soooo easy!!!

  1. You create an account,
  2. upload your pictures,
  3. pick your paper pack,
  4. your layout,
  5. drag and drop your pics,
  6. add any embellishments you want,
  7. color the auto ones that are already on the layout,
  8. and add your title and journaling!

First, the Garden Grill at Epcot.  We met Mickey, Chip and Dale.  We had amazing food and well, it was awesome! 🙂

Garden Grill in Epcot

Garden Grill in Epcot

Up next is the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom.  Here, we met characters from the 100 acre woods.  Tigger, Eyeore, and Piglet.  🙂  This was a buffet, the food was ok, meeting TIGGER was the real reason for eating here!!! 😀 😀

Crystal Palace - Magic Kingdom

Crystal Palace – Magic Kingdom

If you would like to try your hand at Studio J, there is NO FEE to create the layout – the fee comes when you are ready to print and have them mailed to you.  Layouts are $6.95 per double paged layout.  For that cost, you get the layout and the jpg files.  You have to create 4 double paged layouts before you can print and mail.  But, it’s not hard to do once you are in there and creating!!!

To check it out, visit my website at: and click on STUDIO J.



Ariana 2-page Scrapbook layout

Hello!!!  As I’ve been telling you, the new catalog goes LIVE on Feb 1, just four short days away!!!! 😀 😀

I have been playing with one of the new WORK SHOPS ON THE GO, Ariana.  It is very feminine and kind of earthy to me.

Here is a picture of what is included in the Ariana Workshop on the Go:

Ariana Workshop On the Go

Ariana Workshop On the Go

Included in the Workshop On The Go are:

Workshops on the Go™ Ariana Scrapbooking Kit Contents
Ariana Paper Packet
My Acrylix™ Ariana Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
Ariana Assortment  (these are the bows!)
Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Instructional Brochure


The suggested layouts in the workshop on the go kit didn’t strike me as being “complete”, so I set out to change it to my own flavor.  The primary colors I used are Olive, Sorbet, Crystal Blue, and Denim Blue and White Daisy.  I used layout 8 from Make It From Your Heart (Volume 1).  I also used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge for the lattice and the vine.  The stamps are all from the workshop on the go kit as is the bling and the bow!

To make the flowers on the lattice, I used the little 3 flower with a ribbon stamp from the WSOTG stamp set and stamped it four times in a circle.  I think they kind of look like bachelor button flowers!  What do you think?

Ariana WSOTG with Artbooking

Ariana Workshop on the Go with Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking Cartridge to supplement shapes.


List of Supplies Used:

  • G 1074 – Ariana Workshop on the Go
  • Z1906 – Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • 1245 Olive cardstock (1 sheet)
  • 1292 Crystal Blue cardstock (2 sheets)
  • Z2137 Olive Ink Pad
  • Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
  • Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pad
  • Z2164 Sorbet Ink Pad
  • 9042 Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1

To order this product or to get other ideas on layouts or cards, visit my website at:





Sweet New Inking Techniques!!

Love making mini albums? Love the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge? Love learning chic techniques for papercrafting? You will love this episode of Artbooking Made Easy, where we show you how to create two trendy looks using re-inker, sponge daubers, and mini album pages cut from the Artbooking cartridge.

Christine uses a dauber and reinker to make paint splotches and to create the ombre effect in the second mini-album!

Want to try this out with me??  Send me an email and we’ll make a date to try it out together!


Want to purchase the supplies and try it on your own?  Visit my website and order, it will come right to your house!


Artbooking Made Easy: Love Is in the Air


Use the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to create striking scrapbook pages for your loved ones, from happy couples to loving families to cherub–like babies and so much more! Plus, learn how to create dramatic backgrounds to perfectly complement your love-struck photos.


For more information about the Artbooking Cartridge, or the supplies used in this video, visit my website at:  or send me an email at:


Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums! — GREAT GIFT IDEA!

If your photos from holidays past are haunting you by sitting untouched on your hard drive, now is the time to put them on display! With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, your photos will find a cozy home on the pages of a dazzling holiday mini album. In conjunction with the new Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments, die-cuts from the Artbooking holiday-themed keys are just what you need to create merry and bright holiday projects.

To purchase this AWESOME cartridge, visit my store at: and click on SHOP!

A Scrap Of Grace…

Huh…a blog… who would have EVER thought that I would start a blog?  I READ blogs… but the idea of creating one was a little bit overwhelming to me.

In an effort to make myself more than I am, and all i ever want to be, I am trying new things, and this blog is one of them! 😉


I’m excited to have an outlet to share my latest creations, my passions, and my fun!! 🙂