It’s So Sad to Say Good-bye

Spring is coming, plants are budding, and our Seasonal Expressions is retiring. I am eager for a new season, new catalog, and new products, BUT before we get too excited, I wanted to remind you of a few important things you might want to snag (like free project guides) before they disappear at the end of April.


As the end of April nears, most of these items will start to disappear off the shelves.  If you have had any of these on your wish list, make sure to you order sooner then later.

♥ Paper Packs, Complements, & Coordinating Pocket Cards

I have enjoyed the patterns from all FIVE papers packs this season. The boyish prints in Something Fierce – the vivid colors of I Heart Us – and even the country prints in So Much Happy. My utmost favorite was the Feels Like Home collection.  The farmhouse images, the soft prints, and the french country patterns made my heart sing.

Not only do we have gorgeous papers, we also get matching Stickers, Die Cuts, and Pocket Cards. Each of these complements our papers so well and can be used on just about any project.

Scrapbooking & Card Making Kits

How many of you love kits? I know that when my creative brain needs a rest, kits are my best friend. This season, Close to My Heart “wowed” us with not only Basic Scrapbooking kits, but Deluxe Kits as well.

For those who love making cards, our Cardmaking Kits are a great deal. With each kit you get all the supplies to make TWELVE cards. Which one is your favorite?

Free Workshop & Project Guides

Close to My Heart creates project guides for cards, scrapbook layouts, and home decor items in each catalog.  These are FREE to download and print for future project ideas. I take advantage of these guides each season, and often make pages like my “This Happened” layout where I used the So Much Happy guide for a layout using Something Fierce papers.  You can download each of the guides by going to the Kits section of my website, selecting each kit, and click “Download Guide”.

I also like to download the recipes for all the projects in the current catalog.  YES, THERE ARE RECIPES! You can do this by going to the Catalog on my website, then scrolling down to “Recipes”.

So….are you excited about a new catalog arriving soon? I have already been thumbing through it and am IN LOVE! As a Consultant, I get a sneak peek of everything AND I GET TO ORDER IT one month ahead of time.  This is just one of perks of being a consultant.  (FYI: If you join this month, you get new catalogs, new papers, and some additional freebies.)

Don’t forget that all the items in the catalog will be gone April 30th and many will begin to disappear from my website throughout the month as people snag those last minute items.  I suggest that you purchase what is on your wishlist sooner than later.  I would hate for you to miss out.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


Heartfelt♥ Scrapbook Layouts

Yesterday, I told you that I would be showcasing all of my kits and guides created using the current Seasonal Expressions papers. Today, I am featuring the I Heart Us papers which are so vivid and full of life.


This first layout is titled You are what Matters and it takes advantage of the brilliant colors and cut-apart images in the I Heart Us paper packet.  I tried to keep this layout as neutral as I could. Being a mom of boys makes it difficult to find layouts that work with my photos, but I can picture myself recording some of our memories that mattered most on this layout.

receive all three guides FREE with any $50 purchase from my website

Purchase Kit or Workshop Guide

I honestly wish the photo on this You are my Everything reflected how awesome this layout turned out.  I designed for those who are your “everything” and it allows you to record your thoughts on the right side of the layout.

receive all three guides FREE with any $50 purchase from my website

Purchase Kit or Workshop Guide

This final layout,  Life Is Sweet is one of my favorites. I used quite a few images from our Cricut Collections™ to create some custom, handmade elements for this page.  My husband liked it so much that he asked when we were going to go get ice cream.

receive all three guides FREE with any $50 purchase from my website

Purchase Kit or Workshop Guide

Each of my kits will be available for purchase at the Scrapbook All Day for SAVA Crop. I have a limited amount of kits available, so if you are wanting to pre-order any of these kits, please send me an email and I will set them aside for you.

Guides are available for purchase through my online store. Each guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, layout grids, Design Space™ file, and assembly instructions with full-color photos. You can purchase each one individually or receive all three of these workshop guides FREE with any $50.00 purchase from my website.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You

Can you believe that we only have only ten more days before April arrives?!!? Do you know that that means? You just have a little over four weeks to order from the Seasonal Expressions One catalog AND many of our amazing products are already low in quantity. Each of your favorite paper collections are well loved this season and, with our awesome March BOGO sale, many of these paper collections are going to start to disappear off the shelves.

♥ Something Fierce

Can someone say ADO-RRRR-able? The Something Fierce collection is full of child-like patterns that you can use to create some wonderful projects.  You can check-out a few of mine HERE. As you will see, this paper is versatile enough for all ages and genders.


♥ I Heart Us

Rainbows, flowers, butterflies..all of life’s joys. That is what the I Heart Us Collection Celebrates. I personally love the Mini-Album that you can make to display all of your “heartfelt” memories. You can Download the Free Guide HERE.


♥ So Much Happy

Bright, bold, and full of fun! The So Much Happy paper pack defiantly makes you happy and ready for the season of spring. I found that this paper pairs so well with our Flower Market Cricut™ collection and I have created some delightful projects with both.


♥ Feels Like Home

Beautiful farmhouse feel with a softness of watercolors. The Feels Like Home collection makes you feel at home and has been one of my favorite collections so far. I plan on creating an entire wedding album from this collection.


♥ Mix-Ins Paper

Designed to match every paper in our current collection, our Mix-Ins Paper Pack has an array of patterns and colors for you to choose from.   This month, you can get this paper packet for free when you Join My Team as a Close to My Heart consultant.


I am saddened by the parting of another line of products, but excited to see what Close to My Heart has planned for May.  As a consultant, I get a sneak peek of EVERYTHING on April 1st. ♥♥♥♥ I can’t wait!♥♥♥♥  

Speaking of waitingdon’t wait too long to take advantage of the BOGO Sale and snag these papers before they are gone. I am sure you have a stack of photos or a list of cards calling your name. Take a few minutes to scroll back through each of these papers and see which ones will fit your to-do list. There are so many to choose from.

♥  I can’t wait to see what you create!