February 18, 2011

Versatile Ribbon!

Love, love, love this new Designer Ribbon Pink Collection! This new rosette ribbon is my favorite. At first I thought it was too cute to cut and play with! But, after watching this video I just had to jump in and play with it. Now I think it's too cute not too! :)

February 7, 2011

Valentine M&M Treats


  • Sweetheart paper packet
  • Hollyhock and Baby Pink ink pads
  • Heart stamps (there are a variety of fabulous new sets to choose from in the Spring/Summer Idea Book)
  • 1 ¼” circle punch
  • Scallop punch
  • White ribbon collection
  • Clear Sparkles
  • 1x8 cellophane bags (I purchased mine at: www.gtbag.com; “Ultra Clear Lip and Tape 1x8 bags")


1. These sweet little M&M treats are simple to make. I love simple Valentines treat because I tend to have to make them in mass my kids’ friends, neighbors etc! Your children can even help! To get started, have your kids fill the 1x8 cellophane bags with M&M’s. I like to make a pattern, but they can get creative if they would like.

2. Now, use the 1 ¼” circle punch to punch a white cardstock circle. Stamp your desired heart with Hollyhock ink. Sponge the edges with Baby Pink ink.

3. Mount the circle on Hollyhock cardstock. Now punch a scalloped circle out of floral paper from the Sweetheart paper packet. Add the heart circle in the middle of the scalloped circle.

Add a sparkle to the center of your heart. Now, punch a hole at the top, and thread white organza ribbon through it to tie it to the M&M tube. That’s it! Sweet and Simple!

February 3, 2011

The New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book is Here!!

Close to My Heart is starting a new system for their Idea Books that I love. Instead of new books three times a year, there will be new books twice a year (but packed with twice as much new goodies! It's gorgeous!). So this Spring/Summer book that was released this month will cover February through July. Then in August there will be a new Fall/Winter Idea Book that will go until the end of next January.

This issue is packed with 8 brand new paper themes, complete with the perfect accessories, new albums, new buttons and other bling, and more! And the artwork ideas are amazing!I really love these new catalogs...and I hope you love it too! Email me for your copy today!