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Close to My Heart Retiring Items Part II

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Many fabulous Close to My Heart items are only available until January 31st or while supplies last. If you are wanting anything from the current Idea Book, take a look at this list.
Some of my favorite retiring items are:

Check out all the other Workshops on the Go here.

For a list of all retiring items check out my website.

You can place any order through me or my website. Don't wait until it is too late.

Close to My Heart End of Year Retiring Items

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It is almost that time again, time for new Close to My Heart Idea Book. As with every great Idea Book, some things must come to and end. Here is a list of items that will no longer be available after December 31, 2013.




You can purchase any of these items and more directly from my website.

Close to My Heart and Picture My Life

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I am sure many of you have heard of Project Life, a quick and easy way to memorialize every day moments. Beginning in February 2014 Close to My Heart is bringing us another innovative way to showcase our memories through Picture My Life.

Picture My Life will include eight new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs feature themes based on some of our most popular paper packets, plus two brand new paper packets. Each individual program features 122 double-sided, designed cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to hold creative combinations of these cards and your own photos. You get 44 – 4" × 6" cards (2 each of 22 designs) which come in 14 vertical and 8 horizontal designs. You also get 78 – 3" × 4" cards (3 each of 26 designs) which come in 10 vertical designs and 16 horizontal designs.

Be one of the first to get this great kit by joining my Close to My Heart team today and have $300 in sales between now and March 31st and get one of these kits FREE. This is a $24…

Teens and Tween Gift Shopping Guide

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If you have a teen or tween girl in your life who likes to craft, Close to My Heart has some great gift ideas for you! If the young lady in your life likes jewelry, get her a kit so she can create her own necklaces, hair pieces or rings. (shop here)    Necklace Kit
Hair bows, bracelets, necklaces, and rings


If the young lady in your life likes to take lots of pictures and keep souvenirs such as dance tickets, sporting event tickets, etc. consider getting her a My Crush Book It. For only $17.90 (plus tax and shipping) you can get her a bound album with 60 pages and matching accessories. (shop here)

My Crush Bluebird Book
My Crush Modville Book


Finally, available for only a limited time, until December 31st, they could put together their own album where the slid pictures into pre-made holes and decorate the pages for only $12.95. Stamp set and embellishments are included. (Shop here)

Good luck with your holiday shopping and shop here or if you live in Spokane order directly through …

Sarita Halloween Layout

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I am loving how versatile the Close to My Heart Sarita paper is. For this layout I used my Close to My Heart Artbooking Cartridge to cut out the haunted house and fence and then used the Creepy Creatures CTMH acrylic stamp set to add bats and a mouse. I used Honey cardstock for my base as I liked the way it complimented the Outdoor Denim Blue.

Here it is:


You can order everything to complete this layout on my website.

Close to My Heart Sarita Layouts

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The Sarita paper pack is one of Close to My Heart's new paper packs. It has some fabulous color combinations, Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Gypsy, Goldrush, and Cotton Candy. For the first layout I also added the Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon. For the second layout I used the Sarita textiles to create the flower and Tiny Epoxy Alphabet to add titles to the photo mats.
To create this flower I got out my sewing machine! I put a large basting line (meaning I put my machine at a 2" stitch length and sewed right down the middle) and then pulled the bottom thread and scrunched the fabric up. After that I took a small square of scrap paper, applied a large amount of Liquid Glass and scrunched the fabric up. It was very easy. To purchase the Sarita paper pack, textiles, other supplies used in these layouts, or any other Close to My Heart item shop here.

Using Studio J for Traditional Scrapbooking

If you were not aware that you can use Close to My Heart's Studio J program to create multi sized photos for traditional scrapbooking watch the last 2 minutes of this video:







I am excited for the possibility to print a number of different pictures in different sizes along with some journaling spots all for one low price. You can get started here.

Laughing Lola and Cricut Artbooking Layout

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This layout was created using the new Laughing Lola paper pack from Close to My Heart and the new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.



To create the layout I cut the back overlay's using page 80 (Teen Layout) at 11" and the photo mats from page 85 (Nursery Layout) also at  11".

If you would like to create this layout and many others, purchase the Artbooking cartridge here.

Close to My Heart Designed Decor Frame Kit

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As soon as I saw the new Close to My Heart Idea Book, I know the Designed Décor Frame Kit was going to be one of the first things I ordered.


Here is what I created:



Order now and I will help you complete it at my free crop on Friday September 13th.


Scrapping in a Time Crunch

We are all busy people. We go numerous different directions at the same time and rarely make time for yourself. However, if you don't preserve your families memories how will anyone see them for generations to come?

I can answer that one easily: get organized, create kits, and put yourself first!

Now that you have purged your craft space and prepared page kits you are ready to print pictures and scrap! Depending on your set up you will either print pictures as you scrap or do this as a two step process and print pictures and then scrap.

So now you have your pictures in hand and you grab a kit that has paper you like, you follow your sketch/pattern/idea with the kit and create your layout! How long this takes depends on your scrapping style and how many embellishments you add. This should not take more than an hour for most people.

For me, deciding on the paper is the longest part and so having kits put together cuts my scrapping time by more than half. Now being organized when I…

Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

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Close to My Heart and Provo Craft have done it again! Another top notch Cricut Cartridge! Here is a sneak peak at the book for you: <