I am “smitten” with this line of products from Close to My Heart! The design paper is adorable and is great for card making or scrapbooking! One side of the paper is pretty neutral too for any kind of pages.
Last chance because there are limited quantities left! You can shop my store page HERE to order yours today!
Here are some of the sample cards I made using the supplies from the kit.
I also took my leftover papers and stickers and created my own layouts.
For this 2-page layout I used the Boo Crew Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet. Item # CC8211 $9.95. I love the stickers on this set! I used one of them to make an embellishment, the cauldron! This set will only be available while supplies last until October 31st, so snag yours while you can!
I used the stickers with foam tape so they would just POP off the page! I also inked all of the edges of paper with our Black Ink Pad, which I think helped them to have some contrast. If you would like to see more on how I put this layout together, please visit my Youtube video HERE. Or click the video below!
If you’re not, now is a great time to sign up! Or if you are, but your membership is expiring, this is a great time to renew!
The VIP program is a chance to earn shopping credit on your purchases while getting access to exclusive product and perks! Pay $35 and get $15 in VIP Credit when you sign up! (yearly membership)
What perks you say? Perks such as this Flower Shop Card Kit! This is an exclusive kit for only VIP customers!
The VIP Flower Shop Card Box comes with materials for creating and storing 15 beautiful cards. With pre-printed card bases, envelopes, an exclusive stamp set, stamping block, and mini ink pad all included, the only thing you need to add is your favorite adhesive! With a variety of interchangeable stamp sentiments, this kit makes it easy to whip up the perfect card for all kinds of occasions. Store your completed cards in the eye-catching box where they’ll be ready for you when you need them.
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Here are some FREEmeal planning tools I have made for you to make life easier in the kitchen! Each weekly meal plan is 7 days and has recipes for 7 dinners. (and maybe some bonus desserts!) Also, I planned the meals so the ingredients that you are shopping for can be used for 2 or more of the recipes! These recipes are taken straight from the Pampered Chef Recipe collection and are tested for goodness. 🙂
I also took the liberty of making a SHOPPING LIST for you….WHAT?! I mean, I hear ya, one of the worst things about cooking is that you have to SHOP for what you need amiright?! Just pull up the shopping list when you are ready to shop. Then pull up the Meal Plan Menu and follow the link to the Pampered Chef Recipe* to cook!
I hope you enjoy this help with Menu Planning! Happy Cooking! xoxo
Hello stamping and scrapbooking friends! I’m so excited about some super cute new products by Close to My heart! Now that the holidays and cooler weather are nearing, I was thrilled to see CTMH come out with their new collection called Pumpkin Spice and the Halloween line called Boo Crew. They also have a new Slimline Celebration collection to celebrate National Stamping Month (NSM) in October. I’ll share each of the collections, some links and photos! Be sure to pop on back to my site to see some adorable projects and cards using these products.
First up is Boo Crew. So cute for scrapbook pages, mini albums, or treat bags! Speaking of treat bags, I am working on some cute smarties candy treat holders that are adorable…video coming soon! You can also join in on the workshop once you purchase your kit. Just go to the event page on CTMH’s Facebook page HERE. This event will be on October 12th.
Boo Crew Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet
Check out these cute ghost sequins that match!
Of course we have cardstock to match in Nectarine, Ballerina, Black, and Wild Berry. This cardstock is perfect for greetings cards and scrapbook pages. Remember, it has a lighter side, and a dark side!
Here is the CTMH video of the entire Boo Crew collection:
Next up is Pumpkin Spice! I don’t know about you, but we had a long summer here in Colorado, so I’m ready for boots, sweaters, firepits, hot chocolate, and pumpkin spice everything! 😉 You can join in to watch the Facebook live event using either the Cardmaking or the Scrapbooking kit, or both! The cardmaking one is on October 19th, and the scrapbooking one is on October 26th. These are free, live events, and there are usually giveaways!
The matching stamps and thin cuts are also adorable!
Here is the CTMH walkthrough video of the Pumpkin Spice collection:
Lastly, there is the whole Slimline collection! I’m in love with all of these and I just ordered the Fishy Greetings and the Circle Cluster Thin Cuts. As soon as I get my products I’ll create and post some creations with them!
Check out the CTMH video with the entire Slimline collection:
You can get the entire Slimline collection on sale now! Save 20% when you purchase the whole set in either the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit! The workshop kit also includes cardstock, sparkles, and cards and envelopes to give you supplies for creating a set of 12 slimline cards featuring these fun stamps and die-cuts. Complete the workshop together with us during a FREE virtual event that will be held on the Close To My Heart Facebook page on Friday, September 24. Anyone can join in, it’s free, and there will be a replay available!
Sorry this post was long, but I haven’t been on in a while and there’s so many new holiday products! Stay tuned for new cards and new videos soon using all of these new products! Be sure to follow my page so you don’t miss any posts!
My goal this year is to blog/post more! Everything I stamp, make, craft! I hope to stick with this plan, gain more followers and build my community of crafting friends. I’d love to grow my team within Close to My Heart. ❤
So today I’m sharing a cute Valentine’s card I made using a Petite Perk stamp, I like you a waffle lot. These are stamps demonstrators use as giveaways or incentives. I stamped it twice, then stamped the words. I used a past Mix-In design paper that has the same yellow as the cardstock (Canary I think). I also used the acrylic hearts, which are still available! CTMH also has pink hearts, stars, beach theme, arrows, and Disney “theme” acrylic shapes.
People. You need to try this soup. The cold weather hasn’t left us completely so I must strongly encourage you to make this because you won’t regret it! I found a recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it to make a quick, delicious Pozole that tastes like it was simmering for hours. Please try it, and use up your leftover carnitas! (Or shredded chicken!)
Isn’t it gorgeous? Okay, enough chatting, here is the recipe:
30 Minute Amazing Pozole
2 T canola or vegetable oil
2 T flour
1/2 small yellow onion, chopped small dice
1/2 T Chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
1/2 can tomato paste (if you don’t have it, sub in marinara or tomato sauce!)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder (if you really like heat, I did not use it)
1 tsp salt
2 cups water
3 cups chicken broth (I use water and chicken bouillon)
15 oz can hominy
2 cups leftover carnitas (shredded pork or use shredded chicken)
Handful of cilantro
Cacique queso fresca or Cotija cheese
In a soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat and add your diced onions. Sauté until soft and translucent. Add a pinch of salt. Add the flour with the chili powder and saute for a couple more minutes continuously stirring.
Add the 2 cups of water, tomato paste, garlic powder, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine. I also squeezed in 1 lime wedge, just because! Let mixture thicken slightly, then add the chicken broth, shredded meat and hominy (drained). Cook for another 10 minutes or so until heated through.
Serve topped with rough chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of queso fresca.
*if you like heat or spice, you can add more chili powder, cayenne or diced chiles.
Hope you give it a try! Let me know if you do and what you think!