Category Archives: How-To-Info


Multiple Color Motif Blog Hop


Sneak Preview of making Roses…..


This is a great video on using the CTMH CRICUT cartridge ART PHILOSOPHY to make realistic looking 3-D roses! For those of you attending the Scrapbooking Club on Sept. 19 we will be making roses for our Elemental WOTG layout. I can hardly wait! Watch this video for some great tips. And let me know if you want to order your own CTMH CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge set. It comes with 3 pages of chipboard shapes that you can cut shapes to fit from the cartridge. It also includes 3 stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge and chipboard shapes! I am loving my new Art Philosophy cartridge and am so excited to show you the items you can create with it! Be sure and contact me with any questions or if you would like to order this CRICUT Art Philosophy cartridge or any of the other CTMH products!

Fun Scalloped Borders


Mayberry is our featured Workshop On The Go kit for August so I thought I would share this video on making the scallop trim.  It is easy and quite pretty.   Watch this short video and learn a new technique!

And don’t forget the great Stamp Special this month!

Only a few days left of the August Stamp Special left! Spend $75 and get 4 Acrylic stamps for $5!!!!

I hope you will want you to take advantage of this great special while it lasts!  Spend $50 and get the August Stamp Of The Month “WICKED” for $5!  A FREE Acrylic stamp “TYPEFACE” will be included!  Spend an additional $25 and you will receive the double pack “INSPIRATIONS” stamps!  You can’t beat the price.  Four Acrylic stamps when you spend a total of $80!!!!

Contact me or go th to place your order today!

Any questions or help needed give me a call!



Studio J “Love Your Layout!”


I was given a Studio J Challenge for the weekend and really enjoyed doing an online lay-out! In fact I did 3! I like the Studio J way of placing pictures and zooming to the size I want to showcase the part of the picture that is relevant to the page. I have been able to use pictures that I love and that would have been real challenges in a traditional lay-out. The more I use Studio J the more I like it! I compare it to some people who play a computer game for entertainment. I choose to “play” designing a Studio J lay-out! Please check it out and let me know what you think!



<a href="http://” title=”FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS!”>Quickly cut, stamp, and curl pretty 3-D flowers using Close To My Heart’s new Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, My Acrylix® Hooray Bouquet stamp set, and your own creativity. Pick up more ideas for embellishing your layouts, cards, and gifts with fun florals in this how-to video.

CLOSE TO MY HEART partners with CRICUT for a great new cartridge!


What great things are ahead as the new CRICUT cartridge enters the CLOSE TO MY HEART product list!  This video will help you with ideas for using the new cartridge in your CLOSE TO MY HEART projects.  Want to join a workshop on using the CRICUT in your CTMH crafting?  Just let me know and we will set one up!