Monday, January 6, 2020

National Papercrafting Month All Around Creativity

 January's National Papercrafting Month special is an AMAZING home decor wooden wreath.

The unpainted wood may be to your liking or you may want to distress, ink, or paint it to meet your personal taste.


There are four different word options

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

NEW - Crop in a Box

Introducing my new Crop in a Box!! It is almost like being at one of my crops. You will receive my crop layout kit for that month, the featured paper pack and one embellishment, and the bonus crop goodie. The cost of a Crop in a Box is $25 (includes shipping)




The Crop in a Box includes:

  • Cricut inspired layout kit designed specifically for that month
  • Featured paper collection paper pack - January features Spruced Up



  • Featured paper pack embellishment - January features the Spruced Up Die Cuts




The cost of the Crop in a Box is $25 (includes shipping)! Limited to 20. Your kit will ship within two weeks of purchase.


Thursday, January 2, 2020

My 2020 Vision

Several years ago I read and was was inspired by a blog post by Chris Brogan in which he chose 3 Words to guide him through the year. I love this idea. This year I am only choosing one word.

My 2020 word is JOY

Finding JOY in my life's journeys, whether in my Close To My Heart business adventure, my adding healthy choices to my life, or my love of reading and my passion for sharing the wonderful world of paper crafting and memory keeping, I want to do it all with JOY.

Once my word was chosen, I decided to also embark on the creation of a 2020 Vision board. My first step was to find a quiet place and reflect on my 2020 goals. I chose and wrote down 20 goals for 2020, inspired by my mentor and Close To My Heart leader, Cindy Jackson. 

Once my goals were chosen, I looked at how I would like my 2020 
Vision board to look. I love playing with paper, however, I do love the digital world. After watching a few videos, I JOYfully embarked on the Vision board journey.  

Finding photos that would visually show my 2020 goals - earning the Close To My Heart incentive trip to New York City, growing my business, traveling to Ireland, reading 85 books in 2020 to name a few - was my first step. I created a Pinterest board and pinned these photos. The next step was to upload them to a photo editor, I used Canva.

Once uploaded, I worked with several templates and began adding the photos. I finished my Vision board journey by having my Vision board printed. It will hang where I can see it everyday as a reminder of where my journey will lead me in 2020!


Are you setting your 2020 goals? 

Find Joy in all you do
Shirley

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Stamp of the Month - Everyday Magic S2002

A new month means a new Stamp of the Month!! Everyday Magic (S2001) is a great stamp for sharing the beauty of kindness.

This stamp set will work well on any papercrafting project.


Each month you can purchase the D-size Stamp of the Month set—valued at $18.95—for just $5. Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products.
Everyday Magic (S2001) is only available January 1–31.

Monday, November 25, 2019

My Favorite Stamp Monday - Merry Christmas Tree C1804

I have so many FAVORITE stamp sets and love to share them with you. Today Merry Christmas Tree C1804 is the featured stamp set.

A two step stamp image is great for you to create your favorite color combination.



And this is a great project to use some of those stashed embellishments. Here I used some glitter gems from my stash.


Enjoy the video
Shirley




Friday, November 22, 2019

Design Space Friday Personalizing Layout Image

Design Space Friday is all about FUN with layouts. This layout was created for my monthly crop. I wanted to make it easier for them to assemble by cutting down on the little pieces.


Enjoy the video

Thank you
Shirley


Friday, October 25, 2019

National Papercrafting Month All Around Creativity

 January's National Papercrafting Month special is an AMAZING home decor wooden wreath. The unpainted wood may be to your liking or ...