Saturday, June 29, 2013

Card Making

Hi Everybody,

I posted a video on YouTube, challenging myself to put to use all my scrap card stock. Well I decide to try and make some mini mote cards.

Please let me say, as I did in my video I am not a professional crafter, I have had no formal training/classes in any type of art. I see things I like and get inspired and try to recreate or put my on unique stamp on things. I hope these little cards inspire you also, to tap into your inner crafter, we all have one.

I think these little cards would be great hostess gifts, secret Santa, or just to have on hand when you need to package a last minute gift.

Any positive feedback or helpful suggestions would be welcome.

Stay Crafty,

Card One-These are nature inspired-sentiments, thanks, congrats, thinking of you, and just because, embellished with a little bling, and matching stamped envelope.

Card Two-Flower, premade embellishments, on plain white card stock with a one inch strip of patterned paper to ground them, and coordinating ric-rak to finish off.

Card Three-Fruit Card-Close To My Heart Stamp-when seen up close looks like an actual sketch...beautiful stamp...each little quote matches the Apple...Love you to the core...super cute. I did note do anything elaborate with these as they look really nice all by themselves.

Card Four-Caffiene Inspired-All made from scrap card stock,  stamped a little glitter gel to emphasize the heart. I stamped the envelope and the inside of card with a strip of coffee beans. I also made a pizza box with coordinating band so cards/envelopes could fit inside.

Card Five-Birthday- I had some colored balloons with glitter, so I did a picture window, with postage stamp punch, on front each card stamped with coordinating color ink with candles and sentiment "make a wish", in side, 'happy birthday". I also stamped envelopes to coordinate.

Friday, June 28, 2013

CTMH-Upcoming Fall/Winter Idea Book

Who is Excited and ready to JOIN Close To My Heart on July 1?!?! That's when the new Autumn/Winter Kit goes live!! It's only $49 for $155 in products -- that 70% off!! You earn a 22% discount on all your orders!! And You Have FUN!! Want more information -- email me at

You can also visit me at

Stay Crafty,

Friday, June 21, 2013

WELCOME....We Are Glad You Are Here!

As An Independent Close To My Heart Consultant,  I Personally Want To Welcome Australia and New Zealand To The Family.

We are here to assist in anyway we can.

You Are Welcome Here!

Stay Crafty,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Contact Information and Social Links Updated.

Good morning Crafters,

I think I finally have all my links updated and working appropriately. Thank you for all your patients as I get my crafting act together. Please see below to update any formation. I will also be sending out updated business cards to anyone on my mailing list. Any questions let me know.

Stay Crafty,

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hi All,

Please be advised that my Close To My Heart web address for ordering or browsing the idea catalogue has changed to the below. My shop tab will also take to the correct spot as well.

Just wanted to let everyone know. If you have any questions please let contact, all my links are also on the web address below.

Stay Crafty,

Friday, June 14, 2013


Hi Bloggers & Crafters,

Just to let you know in the very near future some of my links may be changing. I trying to get everything to match.

So keep checking in, as I will be posting updates regularly.

Stay Crafty,

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 2013A newsletter from Diane
 Diane Sims
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Relief for Oklahoma
Relief for Oklahoma stamp set
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Close To My Heart is making an upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the Oklahoma tornado. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!

Purchase the A True Thank You stamp set today »
Make It a Banner Day!
Get a FREE My Creations® Mini Banner!
Make It A Banner Day
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It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!

The mini banner has a retail value of $5.95 and includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a stamp set and reach $25 qualify for the free mini banner. Maximum of one free mini banner per qualifying order.

Start shopping to get your free My Creations® mini banner today! »
Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch
Make your artwork bloom!
June Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch
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For bloomin’ cute artwork, the My Acrylix® A Flowering Bunch stamp set is the perfect choice. There are adorable floral images that make projects blossom. And don’t forget the sentiments that make a great layout title or thank-you card sentiment. Whatever the occasion, your artwork will bloom with A Flowering Bunch! During the month of June only, you can receive the A Flowering Bunch stamp set for only $5 when you spend $50.

See the June 2013 Stamp of the Month »
Patterned Pennants
Bring texture and sunshine to your artwork!
Patterned Pennants
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Ready for fun in the sun? Summer is here and so are the sunny rays of the Patterned Pennants stamp set. Use these summer images to document your waves of warm-weather memories.

The myriad of versatile patterns on each pennant can be used as individual embellishments, stamped repeatedly for a background pattern or custom B&T paper, masked to create a particular patterned shape, and more! Bring your summer projects to life with colorful rays created with the Patterned Pennants stamp set!

Take a look at the Patterned Pennants stamp set »
Let’s Get Patriotic—Stamp Style!
A portion of every sale of our new patriotic stamp sets will be donated to support the military
Patriotic Stamp Sets
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With Flag Day, Independence Day, Canada Day, and more right around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our three new patriotic stamp sets—only available for a limited time from June 1 – July 31, 2013!

One B-size stamp set and two D-size stamp sets were created specifically to celebrate independence and freedom. The best part is that $5 from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your military support and patriotism by purchasing your very own patriotic stamp set today. We love our troops!

See the exclusive patriotic stamp sets »
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