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Nab exclusive stationery now through August 31 for FREE! Use it to write letters or quick notes to family members near and far as an enduring and classic way to express your love. Available only from Close To My Heart!


At you’ll find a new, free download each month (posted on the 1st) as well as information about:

  • the Idea Book
  • hosting a Gathering
  • becoming a Consultant
  • the free download

On the first of every month for a full year you can download free artwork of specially designed colorful gift tags,notepaper, home decor and more!

Been BUSY!

I’ll bet you’re wondering where I go when I’m not posting regularly on my blog! Well, I’m here to tell you I am a busy, busy girl! I have been cutting and glue’n and glittering and my house can pass for chaos! It’s a tulip paper and inks giant mess. Border punch leftovers and ribbon everywhere. I don’t know when I can get to the clean up. But I will. Who needs to sleep?!

Nonetheless, I will be sharing some sweet Valentine Day cards with you, but first I want to give you a small tease of what I have coming up.

I am off to Idaho next week to spend some time at Creative University! I love getting to be cold for a few days and to spend time learning new cool creative stuff. WooHOO for Create *U*.
So if you’re one of the “lucky” Creative University gals attending this year then these photos are for YOU! A quick peek at the project I’ll be teaching.

If you’re getting ready to pack be sure to bring your heat tool, some red tacky tape, a safety pin, and a small foam brush. Not to fret if you are missing these items. I’ll have plenty to share.

If you like to “finish” your projects then be sure to bring a 4×6 photo portrait style (tall, not long). I used a darling photo of my daughter Jenna that we snapped for her *casual* Sr. class photos. It’s super cute if I do say so my own self!

And there you go. I’m off to bake! It’s on my to-do list today. Busy, busy, busy.

Be sure to check in for those sweet Valentines that my card club had a blast making.
See you soon!

Heart to Heart Arizona style!

Every so often I’m lucky enough to have a day off! Not just from work but from the other duties that call my name as well. That’s the day I get to spend with the “Heart to Heart” group of gals. We’re a bunch of local Close To My Heart consultants who like to get together and make cards, share ideas and have fun.

I’m thrilled that this group of women let me crash the party! The photo isn’t the best (see my bananas? tissues?and mail? counter clutter-everywhere!) but I wanted to post our creations from this weekend. The best part? Other than the food and the friends is that I have *stample cards* to copy or to get inspiration for my clubs and workshops! Cool huh?

And here is Kelly English-Triggs beautiful 9 x9 art board creation. She was inspired by a project that I taught last year at Creative University! I’m thrilled she copied my little ole’ project which I copied from my very talented down line Eileen W.

Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery. A fantastic idea is hard to keep secret! I love going up to Camp Luther Haven and getting my groove on with some very creative types!. I’ll be there again this year and I’m teaching a new project! Can’t wait to show it off. I’ll be posting the photos once I get back home.

If you live in the Phoenix area and want to get together and create, shoot me an email and I’ll fill you in on the who, what, when and where of our next Heart to Heart gathering.

You’ll love it!


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