Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!

I am LOVIN the new Topstitch! I created this two-page 12x12 layout for my sweetheart. My Life Preservers Club will be using these products for our project this weekend and I'm sure they're gonna love it too. We'll be working with the Topstitch Workshop on the Go which is available on my website. The paper is Topstitch Level 2 which uses Baby Pink, Chocolate, Heavenly Blue, and Vineyard Berry from the CTMH exclusive color palette. The stamp set that comes with the workshop is so cute! I thought it was a must-have. It didn't disappoint! I love how versatile our stamp sets are and this is a great one. I accented by making my own embellishments with the stamp set and ink-ing some Dimensional Elements Hearts. Of course, you can never have too many clear sparkles on a project and they added a great touch to the Love theme of the layout. I've also seen the same layout and papers used with boyscout photo's. The products are great for many occasions and themes. You'll notice that I only used one colored photo and the rest are black and white. My Junior prom dress just happened to be a close match to the Heavenly Blue in the paper so this made a great focal photo. (Plus, my husband really likes that photo) The rest of the pictures I wanted to use had many different colors since they were taken in different places and years apart (note that I labeled each photo with the year) so making them all black and white worked out really well and helps draw the eye to the focal photo of the younger, thinner us!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. We’re excited to announce Close To My Heart’s February Constant Campaign, Hearts for Haiti—where customers can get a great deal while doing great good for those affected by the devastation in Haiti.
From February 1-28, 2010, our 12” x 12” textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner—offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to needy children throughout the world. They’ve currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts for Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile’s efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on-the-ground response, you can visit

Visit my website at to get in on this great offer and help a great cause!