September Workshops–Order Now!!

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The September Close To My Heart Workshops are ready for you!  I created a three page Halloween themed Scrapbook Workshop and used designs from fellow consultant, Karen Pederson, to create a Card Workshop.   Here they are!!

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The Scrapbook Workshop includes:  Jeepers Creepers paper pack, Jeepers Creepers Complements, all Thin Cuts, Cricut cuts and extra cardstock for base pages and photo mats.  Plus I will have all the paper cut and ready for you to assemble.  Price is $25.00.

You can come to my home on Sunday, October 2 to assemble the layouts together or I can mail/deliver a set to you.  Postage will be additional.


The Card Workshop contains 12 card bases and envelopes, the Happy Heart stamp set, all Thin cuts, Rustic Home paper and coordinating cardstock cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.  Plus you will get the supplies to make a fancy shaker style card!  All for only $20.00!

Again, you can come to my home on Monday, October 3 to assemble the cards together or I can mail/deliver a set to you so you can make them at home.  You can always choose different sentiments if you’d like.

I will be placing an order for supplies on September 15, so please RSVP for your kits by then!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!    Laurie

September Stamp of the Month Card

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Today I’d like to share another card I made using the September Stamp of the Month called “Blessed Beyond Measure”.  I have to say this is one of my favs!  I used the woodgrain chevron paper from the Rustic Home collection, another one of my favs!  The coordinating Cricut cuts are from the Artistry cartridge by Close To My Heart.


I colored the leaves by sponging with various Fall colors and stamped the pumpkin with Autumn Terracotta.  The oval shapes are some nesting dies I had in my stash.  The ribbon is from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack.

You can get this wonderful stamp for only $5.00 by placing a $50.00 Close To My Heart order HERE!


Heart 2 Heart–Stamping Month

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September is National Stamping Month and we will be celebrating stamping at Heart 2 Heart the next two weeks.  This week the challenge is to feature STAMPING in your projects.  Fun, fun, fun!

I chose to use a few different stamping techniques on my card–creating a background, heat embossing, sponging and using coordinated Cricut cuts with the stamped images of the September Stamp of the Month.  I really love this “Blessed Beyond Measure” stamp set, mainly because of the sentiments, but also because I love the Fall colors you see in pumpkins and falling leaves.  How about you?


I used the gold embossed striped paper from the Rustic Home collection along with Chocolate cardstock for the background of the card.  I stamped the small leaf multiple times on the Chocolate cardstock in Versamark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.  I really like the tone on tone, shiny effect this creates.

Since the leaf stamps on this set have coordinating Cricut cuts from Artistry, I just cut a bunch of leaves and randomly sponged them in various Fall colors.  I then stamped the “veins” in Chocolate ink.  I adhered the leaves along the card as if they were blowing in the wind, added a strip of lacy ribbon from the Rustic Home collection and a simple sentiment matted in a shiny gold paper.

Close To My Heart has so many wonderful stamping products that it makes it very easy to create beautiful stamped artwork!  Check out the other design team projects at Heart 2 Heart and then get busy stamping!  We love it when you link up your work for everyone to enjoy!

If you need the beautiful September Stamp of the Month or any other Close To My Heart products, you can SHOP HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today!    Laurie



You Are Spectacular!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, the theme is Focus On You.  We are to somehow use a pair of GLASSES on our projects.  Well, I have had my eye (so to speak) on the eyeglass overlay cut from the Artistry cartridge by Close To My Heart for quite some time.  This challenge provided the perfect time to use it and the adorable picture of my grandson sporting his Harry Potter glasses was the perfect subject for my layout!


I used the new Enchantment Paper Fundamentals, also from Close To My Heart and Peacock cardstock.  I love how the background paper behind the glasses overlay has rows of letters that reminded me of an eye chart!  The silly eyes that I sprinkled around on the layout came from the Photo Booth cartridge.  The font is also from Artistry.

Please check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2 to see more creative projects that Focus On You with eyeglass Cricut cuts.  Then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember YOU ARE SPECTACULAR too!!   Laurie

New Scrapbook Layout Workshop Kits

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I am very excited to share my new Scrapbook Layout Workshop featuring the brand new Jeepers Creepers paper collection from Close To My Heart!  This adorable paper will be perfect for documenting the Halloween fun of all your little “monsters.”  I know I’ll have some great pictures of my grandson to add to these layouts!

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You will get EVERYTHING you need to complete these 3 two page layouts for only $25.00:

     One package of Jeepers Creepers paper–$9.95 value

One package of Jeepers Creepers Complements–$6.95 value

Extra cardstock for layout bases and photo mats

All Cricut cuts from Flower Market and Artistry

Stamped Thin Cut shapes from the Monstrous Halloween set


Plus you will have extra paper and complements left over for additional projects!


Do you want to play with Jeepers Creepers too?  Contact me to order your Scrapbook Kits at, leave a message below, or visit the 2 Crafty Sisters Creations Facebook page and leave a message.  Thank you very much!!



August Scrapbooking Workshop

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I’m loving the new Fundamentals paper collection from Close To My Heart, especially all the bright new colors in the Adventure palette!  I created a Workshop with the Adventure Fundamentals and the coordinating Good Times Complements and I’d love to share it with you!  I’m sure you’ll want to get your hands on this FIRST EVER Crafty Sisters Creations layout Workshop!! Two of the layouts are based on designs created by Becky Lehman, a fellow Close To My Heart consultant, but tweaked to fit my photo needs and style.  Take a look!!







I am offering these layouts at a Workshop on Saturday, August 27 or Sunday, August 28 for anyone interested.  We will meet at 1:00 each day.  For just $35.00, you can make ALL SIX of these beautiful and colorful 2 page layouts!  Everything you need to complete the layouts will be provided.  I will cut and sort all the patterned paper for each layout if you’d like for an additional $5.00 cutting fee.  If you cannot attend the Workshop, I would be happy to send the kit to you so you can complete it at home.  Just add the cost of shipping.

I am so thrilled to be starting this new adventure with my Close To My Heart business and it’s very appropriate to begin that adventure with the new Adventure Fundamentals themselves!  Hope you can join the fun!!     Laurie

Happy Birthday to Me!!

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It’s my birthday today–Hooray!  I am hosting the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge this week and of course, I chose the theme BIRTHDAYS, since everyone should be celebrating ME, right?  Or at least the birthday of someone special in your lives!


I chose to make a fancy fold birthday card which is a variation of the traditional box card.   I saw this type of card on Lori Whitlock’s website and decided to give my own spin to this design.  I used paper and coordinating cardstock from the Zoe collection by Close To My Heart, which is now out of stock.  All the cuts were made with the Artistry cartridge, also by Close To My Heart.





Isn’t this a great card design?  If you would like to see lots of other birthday themed projects, hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2.  I am hosting the challenge this week and the design team has been busy again!  Link up your own birthday projects for everyone to enjoy!

Remember something WONDERFUL is waiting to happen!   Laurie