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Silver and Gold Mini Album and Instructional Guide

I have been waiting to finally post all the details about my Silver and Gold Mini Album!!! I Love, Love, Love (did I say love “LOVE”) mini albums. They are the perfect project for gift giving and so special to receive. They make themed scrapbooking easy peasy!

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Operation Smile – Because WE Can

¬†October is such an exciting month and there are so many things going on but I wanted to give special mention to the October Special for Operation Smile. These adorable little cards made with CTMH’s 2017 Operation Smile Stamp Set Punny Pals (Item #D1751) are being offered as a Limited Edition Set Exclusively in the month of October.

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Grateful Frame


This adorable Grateful Frame was a recent Advanced Technique Class at one of our crop events. The inking is completed by layering from lighter to darker your colored ink of choice. For the one pictured, I used a selection of browns starting with the lightest and ending with the darkest just around the very edges.

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Bats and Cats Home Wreath Project

This Wreath, which was featured in our Sunday Live with CWY Live Sept 24th video, was super fun to make and easy! The colors and paper designs featured in the CTMH Cats and Bats paper pack are so bright and cheerful while the opposite side of the paper have a spookiness all their own.

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No Worries Beach Bag Mini Album

There is no need to worry that the Close to my Heart No Worries paper, complements and amazing wood grain sequins are all about to retire and leave us. That’s right, at the end of August this awesome collection will no longer be available. Oh what to do!!

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Tool Talk – Ink Matters

Greetings Everyone! I get a lot of questions about what is the best stamp pad to use. Some would think this might be a quick answer for me and I would just go with my favorite stamp pad of choice on my average crafting day with….

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Scrap Happy with Prickly Pear

I have to say, when I first saw the Prickly Pear paper in the Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions May -August 2017 Idea Book, I wasn’t sure it would be for me. After all, I spend little time in the desert, my family does not have very much fiesta time,

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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.

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Being Afraid to Blog

Well, I said it. It is now out there for everyone to know. I am afraid to have my own blog. I love other people’s blogs and I have even given project ideas, pictures and write ups to a few for them to post on their blogs but here I sit with a nervous stomach about making a commitment to do at least one blog post a week.

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All About A Boy Scrapbook Workshop

So happy to announce my All About A Boy 8 Page Scrapbooking Workshop Guide

These papers use the featured Close to my Heart National Scrapbooking Month paper pack Live Beautifully. The Cutting Guide and Layout Instructions are FREE when you order the Live Beautifully Paper Pack in the month of May and the All Boy compliment or with any $25.00 purchase from my Close to my Heart Website tinalaw.closetomyheart.com.

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Close to my Heart April Special

Don’t miss this amazing deal to get one of our Cut Above kits for just $7.48, this month only. These versatile kits have endless possibilities and since they go together in just minutes, you can create them all.


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Rustic Home Close to my Heart Box Album

Prepping your box: you will want to remove the tape and labels from your box. The tape is usually of the shiny packing variety and will not hold the ink for distressing your box. The labels may cause bumps in your finished design.

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Welcome to Blog it Baby!

I am so happy to introduce everyone to our newest way to stay connected with all crafty friends. We have been working toward setting up the Creating with YOU blog for the past few months and are very excited to leap into the month of March 2017 with all kinds of fun projects,

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