Saturday, February 2, 2019

Something Fierce!

Happy February!  I don't know where you all live but here in Michigan, we have been freezing our tails off.  I am so happy it is going to warm up for a few days.

I wanted to show you the artwork I have done with our Something Fierce paper.  This paper pack is so versatile, it is not just about Dinosaur's!  I can't wait until my little Charlie takes some pictures that will go with these layouts.

Look at all of these cute papers!  I just love the colors!

I was thinking about buying another pack just so I could have this piece.  I used the other side of it for one of my projects.

These are the insides of 2 identical cards, using different papers in the pack.

Aren't they cute?

I made 3 double page layouts too.  This one is my favorite, with the grass!

I didn't put my photo mats on this one.  I will do that when I get pictures.  This way I am not limited to the size and how many pictures I use.

This is going to be my little Charlies Valentines card.  I sure hope he likes my cards because he has a life time of holidays that he will be getting them.  Maybe I should make him a special box.

I love this layout too!  3 different sizes of pictures.

Well, I sure hope you like my artwork today!  It sure was fun playing with it.  And for all of you Grandma's with girls out there.  This pack has a bunch of pink in it, including some Dinosaurse.

Enjoy your weekend and please visit my website for all of your paper crafting needs!

Stay warm out there!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Heart Happy!

Who doesn't love Valentines Day???  Chocolates, Roses, maybe a Teddy Bear or Romantic Dinner!!!!  Most Women I know love them all!

But what about us who LOVE paper?  Pretty paper at that!  This Heart Happy paper is one of the nicest Valentines packs I have ever seen.  With the Sapphire and Mint thrown in with the Pinks and Red.  There is so much you can do with it.  Here is a picture of everything that comes in the bundle!  Just click this link to get yours!

From the link above you will be able to see all the products that are available individually with there prices.

Here are the cards and scrapbook layouts I have done with the paper.  This top one is my Grandchildren.  They are displayed separately in shadow boxes on my living room wall.

This one is photo's of my Husband and I and is displayed in shadow boxes in my craft room.

Here is a closer look at the papers in the pack!

You can also get a kit to create a 6X8 album!

Well I hope you will visit my website and get in on this great Special.  It is only available through February!

Have a great day and Happy Scrapping!


Friday, January 4, 2019

35 years!

So yes 35 years ago Jeanette Lynton started making rubber stamps in her garage!  She loved stamping and memory keeping so she started making her own stamps to help support her family.

All year long Close to my Heart will celebrate this wonderful company that she created by giving us all some awesome specials starting with January!

The first special is 35% off all alphabet stamp sets.  Take a look here:

While you are looking, make sure you take a look at the National paper crafting month special, "Frame it up"!  This kit is just beautiful and would look wonderful in anyone's home.  There are so may different things you can do with it.  Great news here too.  The more you buy the more you save!

  • Buy 1: $29.95
  • Buy 2: $24.95 each — 15% off!
  • Buy 3: $19.95 each — 30% off!

These would make great gifts made or unmade.  Or you could go in with some friends to get the discount.  Do a search on #frameitup and see all the ideas there are to use this beautiful kit for.  You can get these by clicking here:

There is one more special I would like to tell you about and that is my favorite.....Heart Happy!  I love this kit so much!  My next post will show you all the beautiful cards and layouts I have made with it.  Look at that here

Well that is it for tonight.  I hope you will take a look at my website
Happy scrapping!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

Happy 2019!!!!  I hope everyone enjoyed bringing in the new year.  With this New year we have a new book starting and it is wonderful!
Please take the time to look through it and see all of the new products.  Here is the link

You can look through page by page or you can click shop here and look through the products.

There are 4 new beautiful and fun paper packs and all kinds of kits that you can buy.  There are many ways to get only what you want or need.

Here are the new paper packs:  This first one is 6 double sided papers that is called mix in.  You can mix it in with all of the other packs.

 This one is so beautiful and there are so many wonderful products to use with it.  It is called feels like home!
 This one is super fun and is call Something fierce.  Go take a look up close.  It is not just about Dinosaurs!
 This one is called so much happy and it is just that.  Really pretty prints with flowers and patterns!
 and this one is called I heart us!  Another really fun pack in a bit softer colors.
Well I hope you will take a look at my website and just comment here or you can send me an email to  I would love to hear from you and let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Charlie's card!

Hello!  There is only 5 day's until Christmas and I have been working on this little card for my Grandson's first Christmas.  I like it so much that I have decided to enter it in the Heart 2 Heart challenge "Season's Greetings"!

Although the paper is not from CTMH, a lot of the products are.  The cute little fox is from a retired Christmas stamp set.

I used the Shaker thin cuts- Z4309, the shaker foam and acetate- Z4310, the loose sequins in gold- Z4235.  You can find all of these products here!

I also used our Season of Joy digital Cricut Cartridge for the Baby's first Christmas banner and if you hurry, you can get that here.

I used some gold stickles to dress up the banner.  I also used our craft paper on this card which you can find here.

Here is the inside of the card:

The little Santa hat is from a retired mini stamp, Little Saint Nick!  The rocking horse was on top of the banner I used on the front of the card, I just cut it off.  The believe in the magic came from the Holiday sparkle bundle we had but the stamp set is no longer available.

I sure hope Charlie like's his first Christmas card and I hope all of you do too!

Merry Christmas,


Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas is almost here!

Yes, Christmas is almost here!  I love getting together with the whole family!  We don't buy a bunch of presents, just one $25 neutral gift to exchange between the adults.  My Mom buys all the great grandkids presents though!  We all bring an appetizer to share and we usually play some kind of game that involves some small gifts.  All ages can play!  We have a great day!  I hope you do too!

Now a little Close to my Heart news!  There are so many specials going on right now, you really should go check them out.  There is even a new Valentine's one.  Here is a link if you want to check them out.  Just click on promotions!

There are only 14 more days to shop out of the current idea book.

There are some really nice papers and embellishments that will be retiring so get them while you can.  Here are some pictures of the papers!

Tis the Season!

Seasonal mix in!  This pack has a little to add in to each pack!

Grateful Heart!

and Hello Pumpkin!

I know that all of these holidays are over but just think of all those pictures on your phone that you need to scrapbook now.  Or look on Pinterest for ideas for these papers.  Here is a link to my Pinterest account!

This link takes you right to all the great ideas for this book that I have saved!

Well that is all I have to share for today.  I need to go wrap some presents and run to the Post Office!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,  Ronda

Monday, December 3, 2018

Story by Stacy

Hello!  If you haven't seen or tried the Close to my Heart Story by Stacy products by Stacy Julian, now is the time.  These little book are so cute and durable.  The pages are sewn in.  She walks you through step by step how to write a story using your 4 x 4 pictures.  These little Story starter album would make the best Christmas presents for anyone.  You could complete the book yourself and give it to them finished or give it as a gift to someone you think would like to do one themselves.

There is also two adorable stamp sets that are optional but I think are a mush have if you are a scrapbooker.

Here is the link to the promotion page:

Here are the pictures of the stamp sets!

I love these stamp sets and have been using them a lot on my pages and cards!  Now is the time to get them because they are 30% off.

Well that's it for today!  Have a wonderful week!  Hugs and happy paper crafting!