Out with the Old and in with the New

It’s that time of year again. The time where we gear up to say goodbye to products we have grown to love and get super excited for all the new items we will see in the New Close to my Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book. This year we have 120 pages of amazing high quality crafting products showcased page by page filled with beautiful artwork. I always take great inspiration from the artwork from my idea books. So much so that I keep them and often go back to look at things that caught my eye and i try to either recreate it or use portions of it for projects I am working on.

There are times that I just can’t seem to get myself started with a scrapbook layout or card and I need a little something to get me going. And there are times that the task in front of me seems so big that I become stressed out and I get frazzled. These feelings and creativity just do not mix. Does this sound familiar?

If so, I want you to consider adding any or even all of the below listed scrapbooking and card programs to your personal craft arsenal. These books provide me with stress free crafting and inspiration time and time again and have saved me on craft weekends and personal gifts more times than I can count. I can only say my gasp was very audible when I saw that they WOULD ALL BE RETIRING!

The Reflections Program offers you 100 patterns for 12 x 12 scrapbook pages complete with blueprints, cutting guides, assembly instructions, tips and techniques, artwork ideas and more! Bring your memories to life with ease using this program.

Two page layout fans will love being able to mix and match these one page designs for unique works of art.

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Imaging is a beautiful addition to your how-to book collection. Imagine offers 50 two-page 12 x 12 scrapbook patterns, cutting guides, and assembly instructions. You’ll also be guided step-by-step through some unique and beautiful techniques. Take your scrapbooking up a notch with Imagine.


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Your precious memories deserve to be beautifully preserved, and Cherish makes that much easier. Chose from 50 two-page 12 x 12 scrapbook patterns that can be rotated for unique possibilities. It’s simple with the included cutting diagrams, assembly instructions and artwork tips.


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Bring magic to your scrapbook layouts using clever interactive techniques. You’ll add hands-on excitment and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! Magic™ also includes 35 gorgeous 12″ x 12″ layout patterns that can be used on their own or with the interactive techniques. Now in a new, convenient softcover edition!


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Originals Card Confidence Program

Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the 99 patterns in the Originals program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints, and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love Originals. Feast on the gorgeous, full-color artwork sprinkled throughout the pages and then make cards of your own, simply and easily, using the expert guidance on these pages.

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Wishes Card Confidence Program

Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards, and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton’s latest how-to cardmaking book a must-have for your creative library. The three bulk card “workshops” help you make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most out of your papers and your time. The beautiful full-color artwork and creative stamping tips and techniques offer hours of inspiration and fresh ideas.

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From the brief descriptions above you can see how valuable each of these programs will be to your personal crafting. Of all the items retiring this year these how to guide books are my #1 MUST HAVE before your chance is gone. I happen to own all 6 of these creatively inspiring programs and find them to be invaluable in keeping me motivated and keeping my crafts moving along.

If you have any questions about these books or would like additional information please contact me at 302-312-0669.

Thanks for reading!


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