Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dad is Rad

So Glad You're Mine

Have you ever had a paper collection that you just were not sure what you would use it for?
This collection was a promotion was for father's Day.  My Dad is no longer here with me so I struggled with what to do.  Then I thought my husband is a great Dad and husband and this layout 
happened.  All supplies are CTMH except the texture paste, stickers, word stickers and stencil.  I used some texture paste and also distressed the background.  The title is from the Dad is Rad stamp set and the strips of paper were also stamped with background stamps. I just love the metal embellishments (trees, binoculars, and compass). These were from my CTMH stash of older supplies.  I really enjoyed working with the texture paste on the background.  You should give it a try.

I'm so excited.... Texture paste is coming to Close to my Heart in the 
new Seasonal Expressions this September!  

Stay Curious my Crafty Friends!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Postcard Perfect

The Adventure Begins

My husband and I have a Gold Wing trike motorcycle.  Riding it is my "relaxation" go to these days.
Every year we try to take a "big" trip with some friends of ours.  This trip was to the Florida Keys.  When this paper collection came out (Postcard Perfect) I knew it was made for documenting this trip.
I used cricut cuts for my title, flowers and my embellishments. I also used a older stamp set for the motorcycle and wings behind the flower at the top left of the layout.  It was cold when we left but the Keys were beautiful. I have lots of pictures to scrapbook and lucky for me lots of this paper.

If you have pictures that are perfect for this paper pack, there is some still available on my 
web site. Check the going soon tab under shop.

Tell us what is your favorite thing to do for relaxation time? 
Comment below and someone will be randomly selected to win a "goodie" 
pack of CTMH goodness!  Drawing will be August 31, 2018.

Stay Curious my Crafty friends!

Live Beautifully


I just love to try different techniques.  With these two pages I used the cut  out letter "LOVE"
on the top page,then I used the paper that I cut the "LOVE" from.  I backed the negative space 
behind the letters with different  papers. I added some angle cuts to the top and bottom with the gold dot paper in the "Live Beautifully" kit, fussy cut some flowers and water colored the large ones. Stamped some hearts, added some splatters with Juniper ink and added a tag at the top of my picture. I love how it turned out so soft and it compliments this picture of my Mom so well.

On the second page I used the cut out letters and backed them with some of my favorite papers.  I also added two strips of angled paper at the top and a black one on the bottom. I used a couple of doilies behind my pictures, some gold sequins, splatters, and fussy cut flowers from the paper collection. The title is from CTMH sticker pack and so are the gold hearts.  The word stickers and tissue paper are from my stash.  My journaling is a poem about sisters that I printed from my computer. These pictures are of my daughters when they were small and then as teenagers.
They were best of friends! (until the teenage years) I love how both of these pages turned out. 

Please like or comment. I love to hear what you guys have to say.  Visit HERE
to see our current paper collections.  While you are there be sure to visit 
the CLEARANCE page!  Also if you look under the Products tab at top 
you will find lots of information and videos.

I really enjoyed this technique. You should give it a try sometime.  
Stay Curious my Crafty friends!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Craft with Heart Subscriptions

Craft with Heart

Here are 2 of the September Layouts you will receive if you order the new 
"Craft with Heart" subscription.  There are three choices for you to choose from. 
Information below

Craft with Heart Subscriptions

Monthly subscriptions
4-Month subscription
12- Month subscription
Total cost
Cost per single page

30 free 4”x6” prints from Persnickety in every box you receive.

Something for everyone!
If you have ever wanted to try scrapbooking without buying a lot of supplies the monthly subscription may be perfect for you. All you need is the kit, a journaling pen and adhesive.  With these supplies you can create two (2 page) layouts.  Everything is cut for you and you will also get 3 12x12 page protectors along with instructions to put the pages together.  That’s around $5.72 per page.

If you have scrapbooked before and are short on time the 4-month subscription may be just what you need to get layouts done and restart your creative juices.  You also save on shipping by only paying once every 4 months.  This is a good midpoint place to start. This subscription will cost about $4.35 per page.

If you know that you Love scrapbooking and want a way to get all those layouts done, this is the subscription for you.  You will receive 4 kits every 4 months and shipping is FREE!  With this subscription you will also get a CODE for 30 FREE 4”x 6” prints of your favorite photos with each box you receive. That’s 90 free 4”x 6” photos!  Each page will cost around $3.59.  That’s a great price!

What a great way to get caught up on those layouts or just to give scrapbooking a try.  

The first 5 people to order Craft with Heart new subscription  
from me will get a tape runner and journaling pen FREE ! 
Sign up Today!

Stay Curious My Crafty Friends.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Falling for You

Thankful Heart

I love Autumn!  The colors, the weather, the smells in the air, the crisp fell of the mornings and the chill at night. Perfect for a campfire!
 I know all you Granny's, Maw Maw's, Nana's or whatever your grandkids call you, 
just love spending time with them.  They are the perfect decorations to your life. 
I am a Nana and my grandkids have taught  me so much. Everyday I count my blessings
 that they are in my life.  They grow so fast, so enjoy them every time you get the chance.
We usually do lots of outdoor things in the Fall. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, football, hikes and cookouts. 
I made these pages with the "Falling for You" paper collection (one of my favorite).  Lots of Cricut cuts on my page. Used the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge for most of the cuts. Added some brown splatters, enamel dots, CTMH accessories and added my journaling on a leaf.  
Don't forget to count your blessing everyday, spend time with the people you love, 
learn something new from your grandkids, (maybe how to take a selfie)

Contact me at: if you have any questions.
Stay Curious my Crafty Friends!


Post in the comments what your grandkids call you or a selfie
Lets have some fun!

Friday, July 27, 2018


Mal Child

My youngest granddaughter at 13.... teenage years coming up.  Mallory is such a beautiful child full of energy and mostly happy (for now).  Her sister gave her the nickname Mal Child . Just had to do this page to share her "sassy" picture. Selfie...selfie....and more selfies!

I wanted to try some mixed media for the backgound. I used CTMH white daisy card stock, added some white gesso and then used the package technique with CTMH inks. Just smooched them on.  added some black splatters and all done with the background, l Love how it turned out.
Added some "scrap papers" from my stash, some doilies, CTMH complements, and accessories, a little stamping and it's all done.

Can't wait to see how this lovely lady will grow and changes over the next few years!

Stay Curious my Crafty Friends!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Redneck Gardening

My Garden

At our new house, we have so many wild critters that we can't have a garden.  So I garden in pots, stumps and hanging baskets in trees. Our watering routine included loading water jugs on the back of my husbands truck. (of course Loki had to Help)  My hubby would backup under the pots and I would water the plants.  We called it the redneck garden!  Of course I had to scrap it, sure the grandkids will get a laugh out of this long after we are gone.
All products are CTMH except the title stickers. Lots of fussy cutting the flowers,
 some stamps, some gesso and some distressing, gold splatters and enamel dots.
I also added some butterflies and a bird from my stash. I loved making this page 
and telling my story.  
I really enjoyed my cucumbers and tomatoes. The flowers in the stump were beautiful buy the end of the season.  Tell us, in comments below if you have a garden and what is your favorite thing
to eat from your garden.

Stay Curious my Crafty friends!

Hello Lovelies

Beautiful Girls

I took these pictures during my oldest granddaughter's senior year. When this CTMH paper pack came out, I knew that I had to make this page. Don't you just love this paper! It is no longer available now, but I have a stash.
Supply list
Hello Lovely paper
Thickers (white)
Wood hearts
CTMH glitter paper gold
Butterfly punch
CTMH dots

I did a lot of fussy cutting of the beautiful flowers. I Love how these pages turned out!

Stay Curious my Crafty Friends!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

How Happy are You

My youngest granddaughter is happy most of the time. She had been trying to get this kick/jump of clicking her heals just right.  This day we were just hanging out and I was luck enough to capture this picture.  Wish  I had got the picture of the expression on her face when she finally did it!
So of course I had to make this page.  Used some old Close to my Heart supplies and my cricut to cut out the clouds.  Just added some embellishments  and our memories of that day are preserved for her grandchildren.  I love telling everyday stories, they are what make up our lives.
Visit my website HERE see more ideas and the supplies CTMH has.
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Hello I'm Back

I've been missing in action for a long time.  Things in my life just got a little crazy.  You all know how that is.  I am getting to do some new and exciting things,  I hope you sign up to my blog so you don't miss anything.  First I am going to catch up with some layouts I have not shared yet.
In the future you will be seeing some challenges, contest, giveaways, clubs and lots of fun activities.
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