Mini Album Sold Out

Due to a higher than expected volume of sales, the Mini Album that was part of this June’s special has been sold out.  This was a while supplies last special.

Other offers for this month are:
Patriotic Stamps
Relief for Oklahoma (Thank You stamp set)
Stamp of the Month

CTMH Video: A Different Spin

Add a different spin to your layouts and card by incorporating a spinner into your artwork.  The chipboard spinner can be stamped, covered with paper, and makes a cute embellishment or extra journaling.  The Wheel of Life stamp set coordinates nicely with the spinner for easier stamping and decorating.  Learn tips and tricks for using the spinner by watching this video.

A Slow Time

I know I haven’t shared much on my blog recently.  I have had my niece and nephew staying here for over two weeks, planning a family vacation, and convention is only a couple weeks away!  So there you have it, a very busy time so the reason for such limited layouts here but I will keep you busy with videos and fun information.  I am looking forward to mid July when I can get back in full swing!  I will have a lot of creativity built up by then and my blog will be exploding. :-)

CTMH Summer Party Contest

Close To My Heart’s products will help bring your summer parties to life! Tell us your favorite way to party with friends and family in the summer in a comment on Facebook, Jeanette Lynton’s blog, or YouTube before June 30, 2013 for your chance to be one of 20 winners of the My Acrylix® Patterned Pennants and Tropical Paradise stamp sets.

Other products featured in this video:
Surf’s Up Paper Packet
Cricut Artiste Collection
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Patterned Pennant stamp set
Tropical Paradise stamp set

June Scrap Our Stash Challenge #4


The June Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a All About Our Guys!  Create a Male layout using at least 5 brads from your stash!  What a great challenge for the month of June with Father’s Day.

Here is my layout:

Boy Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Later Sk8r Paper Packet, CTMH Fast and Furious stamp set, CTMH inks (Slate, Pear, Outdoor Denim, and Lagoon), Bazzill Collection Metals – Mono Mix Brads, and Making Memories Plain Charmed Photo Corners.

With three girls, I rarely do masculine layouts.  However, I had these pictures of my nephew and they were begging for me to use this stamp set!  The brads were easy to incorporate and I also added some metal from my stash.

What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout.  You have until June 29th.