Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Gift for You Goodie Bag

To say thank you to the lovely ladies attending tomorrow evenings meet up, I've created these adorable goodie bags.  Shhh, don't tell them, it's a surprise!  This is a fun and easy project that you can do, too! Here are the supplies that I used, but they can easily be customized to suit your occasion.


White paper lunch bags
Close To My Heart Lucy paper packet (Item # X7149B)
CTMH Exclusive Ink in Blush (Item # Z2106)
CTMH Exclusive Ink in Sweet Leaf (Item # Z2153)
CTMH Jubilation Stamp Set (Item # D1457)
CTMH Pair a Phrase Stamp Set (Item # CC1014)

I cut out the topper and cupcake image using my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

The goodie part of the goodie bag is up to you.  These lovely bags contain some mini chocolate candy bars to keep up our energy while we create!  If you would like additional details about this project, leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you more instructions.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Create with Care Meetup

Come meet up with me to do a free "create and take" of this cute holiday gift tag.  I've joined in hopes of getting together with other scrapbookers, card makers and stampers in Asheville.  Check out my page for this event and watch for others to be scheduled soon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

CTMH Avonlea Workshops on the Go

This weekend I had a great time putting together 2 layouts using the new Avonlea Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking kit (Item # G1045 $29.95).  

In this layout, I followed the recipe in the kit, but added a bit of drama by substituting a few stickers from the coordinating Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (item # X7155C $5.95).

I loved how easily everything came together in such a short time!

I still have lots of supplies left from the kit, so I made this adorable tag by cutting out the shapes on my Cricut using the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then I stamped a thank you message with a coordinating stamp that came with the collection (Item # Z1686 $99.00).

Did you make something this weekend?  I'd love to hear about it.  Share your craftiness in the comments section.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Hello wonderful customers and friends!

There is a big sale on my website going on NOW!  While supplies last you can find 12X12 albums for just $2.00, stamp pads for $1.00 off, discounted embellishments and more for CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!  These items must be ordered directly from my Close To My Heart website.  

Here's how to take advantage of this great deal:
Thanks for looking and HAPPY SHOPPING!

Monday, August 13, 2012

CKC Charlotte 2012

You may have noticed that I love to scrapbook!  So this Saturday was a really exciting day for me when I attended CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) in Charlotte, NC.  My best friend Jennifer and I drove down for the day and had a wonderful time.  We met lots of great people that shared a mutual love for the art and had a great time shopping at the vendor fair.  We took three classes and learned lots of new techniques to try out with future projects.

Speaking of future projects...I received my Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kit from Close To My Heart in the gorgeous Avonlea pattern.  I'll be making up the 2 two-page layouts and posting them here for you to see.  Watch for the pictures in the next few days.  

I've also made plans for a group gathering to do a "create and take" project of a beautiful holiday gift tag.  Save the date of Friday, August 31st to meet up here in Asheville, NC to do this fun project using the new CTMH Pear & Partridge paper collection.

I'll post the details on where we will meet and and how you can RSVP for this get together by the end of the week.  Stay tuned....!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month? 

To celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering an exclusive double stamp set called It's Your Day for only $5.00 with a minimum order of $35.00 in full retail products. Can you believe it?  A DOUBLE stamp set for only $5.00!!  Give your pages an extra special look with these trendy images. There are 48 individual stamps in this set, so this is an amazing promotion that you don't want to miss out on.

Take advantage of this great deal.  Place your qualifying order between August 15th and September 30th at

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  My name is Karen Care’ and as of today I am an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart.  For those of you not familiar with Close To My Heart (CTMH), it is an amazing company specializing in teaching “you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most”.  With coordinating inks, papers, stamps and embellishments I can show you how to celebrate the special people and moments in your life. 

I teach classes and hold workshops in the Asheville, North Carolina area and would love to meet fellow scrapbookers, card makers and stampers.  I have several upcoming events in the works and will be updating my blog with details on these future meet ups.

In the meantime, please take a look at the brand new Autumn/Winter 2012 edition of CTMH’s Idea Book.  It is filled with all sorts of amazing and perfectly designed new products that will help you create delightful projects for yourself or someone you love!

Ready to create?  Click “Order Online” above to have your supplies shipped directly to your door.  Thank you so much for shopping with me!