September 11, 2014

Finally Available!

The highly anticipated NEW Cricut  'Artfully Sent' exclusive CTMH cartridge is now available! What I love most about the Close to My Heart Cricut collections are the "extras" that are included. The perfectly matched stamps, the awesome sentiments and high quality cardstock. Grab you're favorite stamp pad (or order some new colors) and you're all set to create right out of the box!

Many have been waiting since this cartridge was announced to get their hands on it, so now is the time to get yours before they sell out and you're waiting even longer to get yours!

Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)

3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets

1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack

September 3, 2014

September is Stamping Month!

All month long we are celebrating with cards and projects using stamps. Check back all month for stamping projects and ideas.  I'll be posting a video later this week on how to use your stamps in projects other than card making.

Close to my Heart is also ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!

That's not all! You can get the CTMH stamp of the month set for only $5 with your qualifying order of $50 or just get the September stamp of the month set for $17.95.
Check out these beautiful projects made utilizing the September Family is Forever SOTM set!

Thanks for stopping by!

June 8, 2014

What's on my desk...

Good afternoon, another busy weekend here. Who am I kidding, everyday seems quite busy anymore. So much for "summer break". My kids still have plenty to do in place of going to school and that means my husband and I have plenty to do as well. But here on Sunday, we do have a lull in activity which means I've snuck off to my studio for a little bit of crafting (until someone decides it's time to eat again).

I'm sharing an unfinished project that is sitting on my workspace. I can't quite seem to make myself move forward on this project. I'm afraid to commit on embellishments to place on this 8"x10" canvas that I started.
I created the background with some fabulous Faber-Castell Gelatos in colors that should be described as delicious - Watermelon pink, Snow Cone teal, and Margarita Mix lime (all Gelato color names are food related, which is how I relate to colors too!)
The stars border is a paper punch and I sprayed over the entire canvas in Dark Denim mist  (which is basically black ;) )  that I was able to wipe off of my colored stars for a chalky look.
Speaking of chalky, I lettered the words "REACH FOR THE STARS" first with a pencil and then permanently with my Faber-Castell PITT artist pen in white 101. This in my opinion, is the BEST opaque white pen for dark surfaces.

So now I sit staring at this canvas wondering what I will do next. You'll know as soon as I know, and I guess you'll have to visit our Facebook Page for the end results, which is where I'll be posting the final pictures.

June 4, 2014

6 Months! Seriously?!

Wow! its been roughly 6 months since we last posted something on the blog! Yikes! Talk about neglect.
Well you may have noticed (if you are reading this on blogger) that we have a new look. We are implementing this change though out all of or media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and of course the Web Store :)
We've given everything a fresh look because we are ready for a fresh start. Things have been pretty stale for oh say the last 6 months ;) If it weren't for Nancy still posting projects to our Facebook page, we have virtually nothing going on!
I'm getting ready to do a major overhaul on products in the store. We all know what we love to use and of course I'll be keeping the necessities (like Prima flowers) But we will be sharing more projects and tutorials and focusing on what goes into making those.
I also hope to have some input from you all too - we want to see what you've been up to.

So, please go check out the new look, let us know what you think and what kinds of things you would like to see more of. This is after all YOUR Memories Here


January 22, 2014

Prima Optimist - On Trend

Hi everyone, Nancy here and today I want to share with you a project I made using the Optimist Collection from Prima.  You know, chalkboard seems to be all the rage right now and so you know Prima was right on it with this collection.  Which, of course, Kristina at Your Memories Here had to have!  lol

I really love the chalkboard look with the bright colors.  Just so fun to play with.

Be sure to check out all the great goodies in the Your Memories Here store.



Optimist Papers
Optimist Flowers
Optimist Embellishments
Optimist Paper Embellishment

November 13, 2013

Pumpkin Queen - Prima Zephyr

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a page I made using some of the older, but still awesome papers in the Your Memories Here store.

I used the gorgeous Zephyr papers and lots of inks, a bit of mist, some bead medium and a few favorite stencils and masks and topped it all off with a few gorgeous flowers from my Prima Grab Bag.

Thanks for stopping by today.



November 6, 2013


Hi everyone!  Nancy here.  Today I wanted to share with you a project I made using the beautiful  Lyric papers from Prima and my gorgeous Prima flower grab bag.

This photo is from the Musee D"Orsay in Paris.  Unfortunately you are unable to use flash photography in the museum and being that my family is a bunch of rule followers (lol) the photo is really dark.  sigh

Thanks for stopping by today.



October 31, 2013

Remember Fun Times

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using the gorgeous Lyric collection from Prima Marketing and the gorgeous sketch from their Build A Page.  Love, love, love this collection and the sketch.
 Of course, I used lots of my gorgeous flowers from my Prima Flower Grab Bag,
 and a few wood icons.

Thanks for stopping by today.



October 23, 2013

The View

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a project made with lots of yummy Pink Paislee and Prima Goodies.

Hope Chest and Mistables from Pink Paislee come together with lots of beautiful Prima flowers from my grab bag.
 Highlighted with some of my favorite Distress Inks I created this layout (which I promise is straight in real life) to showcase this photo from the top of the Arc de Trimophe in Paris.

Thanks for stopping by.



October 17, 2013

London Bridge...and all that

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share a few of the inside pages of my London mini album.  Love, love, love the Vintedge kit from Your Memories Here.

There is such an incredible variety of embellishments in this kit that I couldn't help but add quite a few to each and every page.

Be sure and grab your Vintedge kit from Your Memories Here today!  At less that $20 you can't go wrong.



October 9, 2013

It is Possible - Wishful Thinking

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share another project I made using the gorgeous Wishful Thinking papers from Prima Marketing.

I did a little mixed media on this page adding in a bit of multi-medium for texture before layering on my mists, papers, and photos.
And of course, finished everything off with some gorgeous blooms from my Prima flower grab bag.

Loving this collection designed by Leeza Gibbons.  Be sure to check out this collection as well as all the other goodies available from Your Memories Here.



October 3, 2013

Something to look forward to...

I'm in the very early planning stages but mark your calenders, the 2014 Sweet Retreat is only 8 months away!

I'd love you to leave a comment if you saw this post and are looking forward to attending!

October 2, 2013

Love Life - Wishes and Dreams

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using some of the beautiful Wishes and Dreams papers from Prima Marketing.
 These papers, designed by Leeza Gibbons are full of beautiful patterns and classic colors.  Perfect for all your favorite scrapbook subjects.
 Mixed with a few flowers from my flower grab bag a few wood icons and a quick banner, this layout came together quickly.
Be sure and stop by the Your Memories Here store today and check out all the gorgeous goodies Kristina has to offer, including the new Prima Optimist Collection.

September 18, 2013

London Calling - Vintedge Kit

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share the first of what will probably be many posts using the new Vintedge kit from Your Memories Here.  This kit is currently on sale in the Your Memories Here store and features  the Vintedge collection from Ruby Rocket.
Being that I just returned from London, this is the perfect kit for me, but don't let the Union Jack fool you....this kit is full of classic patterns that are perfect for both masculine and feminine pages, anglophile or not.

 Along with the gorgeous papers, chipboard, and stickers by Ruby Rocket; this kit also contains many gorgeous Prima flowers, Distress Stickles and lovely bits of trim.
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to grab your kit today.



September 16, 2013

Could This Be...

the last project made with the Nostalgia Kit from Your Memories Here? That kit seemed like it reproduced itself overnight! AND...this is (hopefully) the last scrapbooking project from our trip to Atlantic City!