I’ve got your back

Try background stamps in place of patterned paper like shown on these cards.

5″ × 7″ BeYOUtiful Card (Vertical)
B1568 My Acrylix Wild Backgrounds Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
X5953 Charcoal Cardstock
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3364 Basics Ribbon Pack
Z3285 Cricut Flower Market Collection
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection
Cricut® Shapes: Flower Market 1″ “YOU” Artistry 1¼” “tiful” 1¾” “Be”

4¼” × 5½” Get Well Soon Card (Vertical)
B1563 My Acrylix Sending Prayers Stamp Set
M1178 My Acrylix Delicate Flower Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2842 Flaxen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3224 Waterbrush—Small Round
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

4″ × 4″ Thinking of You Card
B1563 My Acrylix Sending Prayers Stamp Set
M1179 My Acrylix Shells & Stars Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2842 Flaxen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3224 Waterbrush—Small Round
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

4″ Dog Treat Bag
M1180 My Acrylix Paws Stamp Set
Z3350 Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5951 Espresso Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3216 White Twine
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Hole Punch

4″ × 4″ Never Stop Creating Card
A1210 My Acrylix Created to Create Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z3239 Silver Glitter Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Awesome Sign up Deal!

Are you in love with Close to My Heart? Do you want all the products? Now is one of the best times to sign up to be a Consultant. During the month of April, when you sign up as a new Close to My Heart Consultant you will receive all FOUR Stamps of the Month (May/June/July/August) for FREE with your Consultant Kit! Also, if you are a Former Consultant (prior to January 2018), you can choose a special no-kit option. (If you choose this option you will not receive a New Consultant Kit, but you will still receive the four new SOTM sets and the $50 CTMH Cash sign-up bonus.) This is an unbeatable deal! I would love to have you join my team today!

Gimme Some Sugar Workshop Your Way

On May 4, we will be creating the Gimme Some Sugar Workshop.  If you are in Club, now is the time to order.  You need to order by April 6 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Gimme Some Sugar Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Gimme Some Sugar paper packet (X7228B)
1 – Gimme Some Sugar Complements (X7228C)
5 – cardstock sheets (1 Juniper, 2 Mink, 1 Peacock, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Gimme Some Sugar cork shapes (Z4153)
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).


Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Z3243 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 2
Z3245 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 4


Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 4 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Z4156 Gimme Some Sugar Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
3505 Watercolor Pencils
X254 White Card & Envelopes Value Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Bashful, Blossom, Heather, Juniper, Linen, Mink, Peacock, Tangerine, White Daisy

Other coordinating products:
X7228D Gimme Some Sugar Coordinating Cardstock
C1702 Gimme Some Sugar – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4156 Gimme Some Sugar – Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
D1758 Gimme Some Sugar – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Z4149 Picture My Life Cards – Be-YOU-tiful

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
April – Color Your Life

The current Constant Campaign is:
April – Fab Faves: 25% off sales each and every Friday during the month of April!

Here are my layouts: I added Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, and the Clear Shimmer Pen for some added bling.

April SOTM Blog Hop (Color Your Life)

Welcome to our April SOTM Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Color Your Life stamp set. This set of 12 stamps coordinates very well with the Gimme Some Sugar collection.

If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Color Your Life Stamp Set (April 2018 SOTM), ShinHan Markers (Tender Pink, Pastel Green, Turquoise Blue), Whimsy Fundamentals Paper PacketBlack Cardstock, Clear SparklesMarvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, and Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.

I used the letters from the words in this stamp set to create a new word: Friend. I used the ShinHan Markers for the coloring but next time I will use colored pencils. Other words I came up with that I will probably use at a later time are: Graceful, Dance, Guidance, Original, Darling, Colorful, and Angel.

Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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Here is a project from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book using the April 20118 SOTM.


12″ × 12″ Have Courage and Be Kind Layout
S1804 My Acrylix® Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7230C Chelsea Gardens Complements
Z3370 White Pearls
Z3216 White Twine
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen Journaling Pen
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Big & Bold Birthday

12″ × 12″ Happy Birthday Page
D1731 My Acrylix Eat Cake & Celebrate Stamp Set
Z3351 Adventure Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z3354 Inspire Complements
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3381 Gold Heart Clips
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z3348 Thin Cuts—Scallop Border
Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection
Die-cutting Machine
Cricut Shapes: Artistry 1¼” and 1½” Icon-1 (p. 30)