Just a Few of this week’s Fab Faves

Just a Few of this week’s Fab Faves

These are just a few of the items on sale between now & Saturday at 2 pm.  Check out all the sale items here


Fab Faves

Fab Faves

There is a new selection of favorite items and exclusive product bundles for just 24 hours! Save 25% on a wide variety of crafting essentials!

Check out my website HERE to see what the latest weekend sales are!

Spring Rodeo ALL-DAY CARD and CROP

Spring Rodeo ALL-DAY CARD and CROP

Hello Friends!

I want to let you know of another Crop where I will not only be crafting, but will also be having a CTMH booth.

It is coming up very soon: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM. There is just one week left to register; and registration includes: one 6 foot table from 9AM-9PM on April 7th at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E. 600 S. Waldron, IN 46182. Ham or turkey sandwiches & chips for Lunch and a Baked Spaghetti Supper and much more.

$30.00 registration fee due by March 31st. All proceeds go to the LCBC building fund.


For questions or directions call Vicki Pits (Building Fund Raising Commitee) at 812- 343-1355, or email pitsfam@tds.net or on Facebook. She can email you the registration form.

I look forward to this day to craft & meet some new crafting friends. I hope some of you can join me.

If this date doesn’t work for you, remember the weekend Crafting Retreat coming up the first weekend of June.  For details on this fun weekend, click here.


Crafting Retreat At the Girls Night Inn

Crafting Retreat At the Girls Night Inn

Hi Ladies!

My good friend & sister CTMH consultant, Bethany Rielage, & I are going on a crafting retreat June 1–3, 2018.  We have room for  5 more guests to join us at the Girls Night Inn, a crafting Bed & Breakfast  in Richmond, IN.  They have a package for two nights and five meals for $245 per person.  Let me know if you are interested in joining us. Check out the link below:

Girls Night Inn | Indiana Scrapbook Retreat & Bed and Breakfast
— Read on www.girlsnightinn.net/

CTMH March Specials: 17 more days!

CTMH March Specials: 17 more days!

Hello Friends!

I just want to remind you of the Die-Namite special on our thin cuts this month. There are just 17 more days left!

Here is a quick card I made with the retired Prickly Pear Cardmaking stamp set.  I used the PML cards from the Gimme Some Sugar paper packet & some ShinHan Markers to color the cute llama.

Thin Cuts dies are on sale in this month’s Die-namite special—save 25% on individual sets and 30% on select bundles! See all dies » 

Our Greatest Crafting Bundle Yet!

Crafters of all ages will get a thrill from the Step Right Up bundle, featuring the exclusive My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, 12 paper sheets, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim! Best of all, it’s available at a sensational discount! This deal leaves town at the end of the month, so get your Step Right Up bundle today »

Stamp of the Month: Birthday Time

This month’s stamp of the month is the ultimate birthday set, and it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase! See the March Stamp of the Month »

Happy Crafting, Beth

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post–Color Theory:

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post–Color Theory:

Color Theory: Monochromatic and Analogous Colors

Color Theory #ctmh #closetomyheart #monochromatic #analogous #color #colour #wheel #bashful #pixie #blossom #raspberry #combination #coordinating #coordinate #coordination #theory #pink #shades #variant #variation #pretty #prettyinpink #girl #girly #family #beautiful #family #home #love #butterfly #butterflies #hello #circle #gold #accent #embellishment #complement

CTMH has a great post today featuring several of the current sale items.  “…Monochromatic color designs make use of a single color that varies in lightness and saturation. This type of color “combination,” if you will, is easy to achieve with some of our favorite Close To My Heart products. Take our two-toned Bashful cardstock, for example. We have Bashful on one side and light Bashful on the other. Because they are two tones of the same color, when used together they are considered monochromatic. Second generation stamping, where you stamp an image a second time without applying more ink to get a lighter image, is another way to play with monochromatic colors in your art.



Sometimes, a piece of artwork that we may think is monochromatic is actually following an analogous scheme, which is just a fancy way of saying that the featured colors are next to each other on the color wheel. One color is typically dominant while neighboring colors are used to enhance the design. In our example layout above, we make use of both monochromatic and analogous colors.

Color Theory #ctmh #closetomyheart #monochromatic #analogous #color #colour #wheel #bashful #pixie #blossom #raspberry #combination #coordinating #coordinate #coordination #theory #pink #shades #variant #variation #pretty #prettyinpink #girl #girly #family

If we visit our CTMH-color-wheel, you can see that the four colors we used throughout our layout, Bashful, Pixie, Blossom, and Raspberry, are all adjacent to each other. (As a reminder, we have our Pretty in Pink sale going on through the end of the month where you can find products in these colors at a discount!) This layout would’ve worked in much the same way with Sapphire, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, and Peacock….

…The end goal is to know how to,…,create beautiful art worthy of preserving your memories.

So, here’s what you need from this post for your color scheme toolbox: when you’re choosing colors for your artwork, start at the color wheel. Pick a dominant color and then look at the colors around it. Make use of these colors with your papers, inks, Complements, and accessories and you can’t go wrong!” 🙂

For the original MIFYH Blog post or the artwork recipes, click here.

For more color combination ideas revisit last month’s color theory post:
Complementary Colors and How to Use Them

Happy Crafting!  Beth

Step Right Up!

Step Right Up!

I just want to let you know about a new special with CTMH. It is only available until March 31st, 2018, so you’ll want to act quickly!

Whether it’s the circus, a birthday party, or just a day of fun, you can share and preserve those moments with the Step Right Up special and the exclusive Showtime Stamp Set. The special also includes a discounted bundle with the stamp set and other items to coordinate perfectly with this spectacular theme, including five colors of cardstock, gold foil paper, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim.

Check out the details on the video below:


To get your stamp set or bundle, click here.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 . Happy Crafting!! Beth