Silver&Gold Blog Hop

Silver&Gold Blog Hop

Silver and Gold blog Hop

Welcome to the Featured Paper Silver&Gold Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Silver & Gold Paper Pack all created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from  Erica Haskin blog then you are on the right track.

I love Christmas! I like the bright colors the fun gatherings and the traditions of giving gifts.

I have many people on my gift list. I love to give simple usable items.

Treats are nice but who really needs the calories? This year I will be focusing on little personal items. Items we can all use but don’t break the bank!

Here they are cute little chapstick gift packs!

I used Close to my Heart’s

Silver & Gold Paper Packet

Item Number: X7226B

Black Ink

The Thought that Counts stamp set Item Number: C1692

Coordinating thin cuts: Thin Cuts—Basic Tags Item Number: Z3344

Thin Cuts—Tree Line Border Item Number: Z4037

Bonding memories glue and White & Gold Twine Item Number: Z4014

Using my Cricut and cuttlebug it took only a few minutes to put these cute items together.

Since our papers are two sides you get two different looking projects from one pattern.

Thanks for stopping by check out the other fun blogs on your journey hop over to Carol’s blog to start again.

Just for Fun Fundamentals

Just for Fun Fundamentals

This is going to be AMAZING!!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our

Just for FUN sale!

Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

I can not wait to get busy crafting away with this amazing fun deal of fundamentals.

I love Close to my Heart  Papers, ribbons, Inks, and stamps.

This is a great way to get a foundation of our latest colors and embellishments. These Items can be the core of your creative palette.

Here at Ramona’s ART Buffet, I love to be surrounded be wonderful papers to create awesome projects.

Make sure you click here to more  Close to my Heart sales and events!

You can also choose a Fundamentals Bundle FREE when you become a Consultant in November or when you host a qualifying party.

Beary Christmas collection featured paper blog hop

Beary Christmas collection featured paper blog hop

Welcome to the Beary Christmas Collection blog hop!

Talented Close to my Heart consultants are showcasing the Beary Chrismas Collection Paper Pack with various projects.

If you are visiting from Gerri Baker blog then you are on the right track!

If you would like to circle around go on to Jen Rubio

I am so excited to share my latest creation, using my Close to my Heart Products!

This wreath on page 33 of our Holiday Expression caught my eye. I recreated it but added my own twist.

3d wreath Page 33 CTMH artists


Traditional colors are my favorite, This Beary Christmas collection has a wonderful variety of traditional and whimsical! It’s sure to add warmth and cheer to your Holiday crafts.

I love creating 3d items!


My creation of the Beary Christmas 3d Wreath

Items used:

Featured colors: Cranberry, almond, and new England ivy from the Beary Christmas collection.

I used the Flower Market Cricut cartridge exclusive to Close to my Heart you can find it here: Cricut

For the Banner: Close to my Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge also exclusive to Close to my heart.

Inks: Cranberry and New England Ivy.

Featured Beary Christmas paper

Gold Glitter Cardstock, Cranberry cardstock, and Almond Cardstock

Pearls, gold z3371

Liquid Glass

Click on any item above to go to my personal online shop.


I wrapped a simple styrofoam wreath with burlap ribbon(retired product) This is available at many stores.


Next, I then cut the shapes from the Flower Market cartridge.

Cricut Design Space is so simple and fast to manipulate my flower petals before cutting, I love the visual screen. I save so much paper. It is all about the paper!!

After cutting I carefully pull the shapes off the matt. Then I sponge each leaf and use a variety of stylus or paper shaping tools to emboss the veins and shape the leafs into a 3d look. I also use liquid glass to adhere the flowers together. Here is a photo of my supplies.

You will have a lot of fun manipulating and forming the petals of these really pretty poinsettia flowers. Don’t forget to add the pretty gold pearls.

Last but not least I made the banner using the Close to my Heart Art booking Cricut cartridge. Using design space allows you to space the letters exactly where you would like them.

These poinsettias remind me of living in San Luis Obispo, California where they almost grow wild. Many people have plants growing up the side of the house. Unfortunately, I can not seem to make these flowers grow so Paper flowers I have plenty.

Here is a photo of what this wreath looks like on my front door against the wood grain.The Beary Christmas collection and Beary Christmas coordinating Cardstock are so economical. I still have plenty of papers left for cards and even a  mini scrapbook stay tuned for more. Beary Christmas collection. I hope you try this fun project!

Thanks for visiting! Please let me know if you try this project I would love to see your photos.


Jack Blog Hop

Jack Blog Hop



Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Jack Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Kathleen Androlewicz blog then you are on the right track.

I had a wonderful time creating fun things with this collection.


If you have not already guessed I love to create 3d items things that move and shake are my favorite things to create today I am featuring a hidden slider card using our cute Bear stamp and his partner Jack cardmaking thin cuts Item Z3333 in the Seasonal Expressions May-August.


The featured colors are Black, Juniper, Ruby, slate, sweet leaf, whisper and white Daisy.

I love to use my tools whenever I can. I created a cut file in my cricut so I can recreate this card again and again. If you email me I would be happy to share this file.

Here is a short video of the card action! Click below.


There are only a few days to purchase this paper pack and stamp set hurry over to your consultant and order NOW!

Next on the hop is Julie Scott https://craftwithjulie.blogspot.com/…

Have fun see you soon


It’s August!

It’s August!

It’s HERE! I can finally share the new Close to my Heart 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog.

I have been on pins and needles waiting to share this wonderful catalog filled with wonderful things to get your creative juices going.

 You can view it online here or order your own copy here.

A few of my favorite new products are:

The new Fundamentals Paper Collections
The new Thin Cuts Metal Dies
New Workspace Wonder Additions
New Basics Palette Colors

New Color of the Year
New Cut Above Kits

We have 2 new Cricut collections Keep following me for some crafty ideas!

There are so many great things about this new Idea Book. The book will be good for a full year, so there are more great products and project ideas than ever!
Watch this blog for more inspiration!!
Also, check out the Make it from your Heart blog.


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Thanks, Ramona

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing items from our Prickly Pear Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants.

If you are visiting from Julie Scott  then you are on the right track, if not please start at the  our hostess Carol Loftus http://carolloftus.blogspot.com/201…


I am Ramona new to the Blog hop world this is so fun!

I have created two cards for you 1) Step card, Stuck on you and  2) Bottom border, Have A Llama fun!

The Step card is a Cricut design space free file that I will feature next week along with a video.Stay tuned and  contact me to be placed on my e-mail list.

I used Close to My Heart’s  exclusive stamps and papers I have listed all items here so you can click on each one for ordering information

Thanks for taking a look. Remember to tune back in next week for my video tutorial and Cricut design space free file of the Step Card!


Next check Brittany’s blog for so more amazing ideas!

Brittany Allred 

It’s time for a Stampaganza!

It’s time for a Stampaganza!

Its back :

Buy Two Stamp Sets, Get a Third One Free!


Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!

As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here.

A wonderful restaurant find at Sugar House, Salt Lake City, UT

A wonderful restaurant find at Sugar House, Salt Lake City, UT

Aubergine’s Restaurant

Healthy Vegan option for us in Salt Lake City recommended by my new Utah Close to My Heart Consultant friends.

This Restaurant was wonderful I only wish the company would come to Sacramento California. It is so nice to find healthy options when you are traveling to unfamiliar city’s.

Quinoa,eggplant,lentils,bell peppers and tasty pita bread
Create your own Mediterranean salad
Falafel Bowl
Welcome to my new Blog!

Welcome to my new Blog!

Just Back from Close to my Heart Convention in Salt lake City Utah!

I learned some amazing things had a wonderful time touring the city and learning more about rubber stamping and Scrap booking.

Tour of Close to my Heart’s Home office with fellow consultants.