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November Stamp of the Month

The November SOTM is one of my favorites. Its called “Cherish the Day”.   I think it will be very versatile. It’ll work perfectly on cards for birthdays and anniversaries, for party invitations, scrapbook pages, and a lot more. I think I’ll make up a calendar using these stamps and a My Creations® Display Album. For any $50.00 product purchase you can get the exclusive SOTM for only $5.00. You also have the option to purchase the stamp set outright (no additional purchase required), but only during it’s feature month, for $17.95. See my CTMH website for larger pictures and/or to order.

Mischief Treat Bag and Card

Here are a couple of things I made recently with the Mischief Workshop on the Go (WOTG) Kit. The treat bag tutorial can be found at Splitcoast Stampers. I used leftover paper from the bag to cut out 2 labels to use on the card and hit my stash of cardstock scraps. The card pattern is from Mojo Mondays (#208) from about a month ago. I’m also working on a 2-pg layout using this WOTG that I will hopefully get posted soon!


All supplies are Close To My Heart unless other specified:
Mischief B&Ts, Sunset, Colonial White CS
Stamps: Mischief WOTG
Inks: Black
Other: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (American Crafts)
Mischief B&Ts, Black, Colonial White and Barn Red CS
Stamps: Mischief WOTG
Inks: Black
Other: Colonial White Bitty Brads, Baker's Twine (We R Memory Keepers)

Super Special! Holiday Wishes Stamp Set!

From now through November 30, you can get this gorgeous stamp set for only $5.00.  How, you ask ... Well, for every $25.00 in qualifying stamp sets purchased you can also purchase the Holiday Wishes set for just $5.00.  And get this ... for all of us Cricut® lovers, many of the images in the set coordinate with the CTMH Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge!  Woohoo!  More cutting and stamping fun! 

To order visit my CTMH website or contact me at

Happy Crafting!



Stamps with the red outline have a companion shape on the Cricut®Art Philosophy cartridge.


Just a quick card I made using the Dreamin' paper packet.


All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper: Dreamin’ B&T, Colonial White, Chocolate CS
Stamps: Pair-a-Phrase
Inks: Chocolate, Pacifica



Now that I have the photo-editing software installed - here's a quick pic of a card I made a while back.  I love this simple design from Sweet Sunday Sketches, however, I'm thinking I will have to add some bling to my card!  I think it still needs something shiny!

Supplies used (all Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified):

Paper:  Lucky B&T, Craft, Chocolate, Sunset, Colonial White and Olive CS

Stamp: Pair-aPhrase

Inks:  Chocolate, Sunset, Olive, Spring Iris, Sunny Yellow, Blush

Other:  Corner Rounder (used for the border), Blending Pen, Bakers Twine (We R Memory Keepers), Adhesive (Scotch)



Check Out These Great Projects

All this month Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart (CTMH), is featuring projects created with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  She's calling it a Shape-a-Day..  This Cricut cartridge is exclusive to CTMH.
If I ever get my photo-editing software issues figured out I'll be posting some of my own Cricut Art Philosophy creations.  In the meantime check out Jeanette's blog.  You'll be glad you did.
To see all of the details for the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection click here.
Happy Crafting!

Buttoned Up Card Set

October Stamp of the Month (SOTM)

To see complete details for the "Holiday Magic" SOTM click here.

Add on for Free!

New Consultants who enroll for $99 (US&CAN) with Close To My Heart between October 1–31, 2011, will receive one FREE* New Consultant Kit add-on collection!  Each of our three add-on collections is priced at $40 (US&CAN) and has a retail value of $80 US /$85 CAN–$130 US/$140 CAN, so this is an incredible deal!

*Shipping/handling is free on add-on collections. US tax will be charged on the retail price of $40.

Dates: Offer valid October 1–31, 2011.

Thanksgiving Card

Welcome to My Scrapyard

Hi!  I'm Mary, welcome to my scrapyard.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm a former Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  I love to play with paper, stamps and ink.  I'll be posting scrapbook layouts, cards and other paper crafting projects.