Tic – Tac – Click – Color Dare #308

It’s my favorite time of the month – Tic-Tac- Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week you pick the colors from our Tic Tac Toe Board for the win!  No automatic alt text available.

I chose the middle vertical column of Heather, Eggplant & Bashful and used the argyle stamp set from the Magical special to create a tone on tone background paper.  The camera from the stamp of the month was fussy cut and I added Bashful Glitter Paper to make a sparkly camera.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open for two weeks so I hope you can find the time to come and join us!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!


Better Late than Never – Color Dare #303

Happy Saturday afternoon!

Although I was supposed to post a card for the Color My Heart Color Dare yesterday – real life got in the way, but since it’s Tic Tac Toe week – which just happens to be my favorite week on the Color Dare I decided it was better to participate and show up late for the game than not play at all.

Tic Tac Toe is simple…you pick the row of colors that you want to create with – up, down, across, diagonal – you may also choose to create with all the colors on the board.

The Color Dare also has some new guidelines regarding neutrals:  White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.

I chose to create with the diagonal of Glacier, Bashful & Mink.  I recently purchased all of the Solo Letter & Numbers – they are in a special bundle during Stampaganza, so although I have a few duplicates, I now have a complete set!  Hurry if you’d like to add them to your stamp collection because the special ends and they retire on July 31.

We have a cuddly, cozy, cute granddaughter who’s name starts with a “C”!  We visited her last weekend and she was CRAWLING so I wanted to send a card CELEBRATING this new victory!

Each of the Color Dares are open for two whole weeks so I hope you’ll take a minute to come play along!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment on which color combination is your favorite from the Tic Tac Toe Board.  I’ll be drawing a name at the end of the challenge and create a card just for you!

Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to share with me.



Solo Sale

I’m sure you’ve heard the news that July is Stampaganza at Close to My Heart…buy two stamp sets get the third for free and that the SOLO Alphabet & Numbers stamp sets have been brought out of retirement for this special sale.

Solos Alphabet Bundle (CC7181)        Numbers Solos Bundles (CC7182)

These stamps have long been a favorite and I’ve kicked myself time and time again that I didn’t buy the entire set when it was available.  You can be sure I’m not going to let that opportunity pass me by this time.  Each letter has a large bold and small sized lower case along with coordinating words that start with that letter and some fun shapes to play with too.  Each number features both a large bold and small sized number along with the number in word form and words and images to match.

I gave some new life to the Solo T today pairing it with the soft colors from Central park.  Don’t you just love that pop of Willow combined with the soft colors of Bashful & Glacier?  This is one of my favorite patterns from Make It From Your Heart Volume 4, but I added a stitched circle & a banner to dress it up.  A few sparkles adorn the letter to finish off the card.

The Solo stamps are perfect for both card making and scrapbooking – how cute would a baby album featuring month by month pictures be or even a big bold letter with someone’s name next to their picture.

Both the Solos Alphabet and Solo Numbers are available in a money saving bundle of 40% OFF the retail price, but they are only available through the month of July so make sure to get yours ordered today from my web-page http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com




Create the Rainbow

After the rain comes the rainbow and Close to My Heart makes the best rainbows ever!  During the month of June you can get 25% off custom card-stock bundles, individual spools of ribbon and select accessories!  There’s even an exclusive stamp set available.


I’ve taken the Rainbow Cardstock Bundle (Cranberry, Tangerine, Lemon, Willow, Pacifica & Pansy) and paired it with the new It’s Your Day Thin Cuts Die.  It makes for a very festive birthday card with hardly any work and that’s the best kind of card as far as I’m concerned.

You can find all the details here, but remember the sale prices are only available while supplies last during the month of June.

I’m linking my card to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge to use Die Cuts.


Postcard Perfect

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?  Not a scrapbooker – no worries the Postcard Perfect products make GORGEOUS cards with a summertime theme.

The paper packet contains 16 sheets , including 4 sheets of white vellum in two different designs.  I love the printed design on the vellum…super cute when layered on B&T paper peaking through.  There is also a coodinating cardstock pack that includes an exclusive “mint” color that you won’t find anywhere else.

I’ll be sharing some fun artwork during May that will make you run right over to my website and add it to your cart.  Unfortunately, this special is only good during the month of May so you aren’t going to want to wait too long.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you as soon as I finish my hula lessons 🙂

February Specials

It’s February – the month of love and you will LOVE the February Close to My Heart specials.

  1. Sunny Thoughts
  2. Pretty In Pink
  3. Designer Travel

Sunny Thoughts:  February’s Stamp of the Month is an exclusive D sized stamp set featuring 13 images.  You can pick up this stamp set at full price or at a discounted rate with a qualifying purchase.

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Pretty In Pink:  You will be thinking pink all month long with the Pretty in Pink special! During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!  I’d love to have you be a part of my team.


Designer Travel:  I am so excited about the new organizational line Designer Travel.  Last month when I attended my weekend retreat I saw this organizational system in person and I was in awe.  What seemed like a black hole of storage actually was organized.  I have a few favorite pieces and what’s even better as a Hostess you can earn this bundle for 50% off.  Let’s set a date and have a party.

Wishing you lots of love,








November Specials with Close to My Heart

Happy November!  I want to start by saying thank you to my loyal customers and followers…without you there would be no reason for me to keep my blog alive.  I love sharing my artwork and reading your comments so a big thank you – you truly bless my life.

I really can’t believe that November is already here.  Close to My Heart sure does not disappoint with the specials this month.


  • November Stamp of the Month – Through the Year
  • November Special – Just for Fun

Through the Year:  Get this set of 28 for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase during the month of November.  It’s going to work perfectly for the upcoming December Special which I’ll be giving you sneak peeks of real soon!

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Just for Fun:  November is the perfect time to restock your crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for Fun Sale!  You can save up to 40% on bundles or 30% off individual items.  Visit the monthly specials link on my business page http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com for more information or feel free to contact me on my Facebook Page Papercrafting Princess.


Remember this is also the perfect time to fill out your Close to My Heart wish list and give your family my number and I will make sure you get just what you want on Christmas morning.  I will also gift wrap for free!

Thanks for stopping by…I look forward to sharing more with you in November.