26 7 / 2014

5 New Colors for Close to My Heart #ctmh #glacier #pixie #thistle #flaxen #canary #whimsy #scrapbook

Along with tons of exciting new products, Close to My Heart also announced that five new colors are being added to it’s exclusive color palette. Blush, Buttercup, Twilight, Sky and Creme Brulee are retiring on July 31.

To replace these colors we have grown to love so much, these are the 5 colors that will be members of many of the new paper collections coming on August 1.

Pixie (z2644):This is a…

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17 7 / 2014

My Crush Cards from Close to My Heart #ctmh #smash #quickandeasy #diy #craft

Did you know you can tear out the pages of the Close To My Heart My Crush books and quickly create super cute cards? Here are a few I created using the new In the Pink Crush Book available on August 1!

My Crush Cards www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #inthepink #quickandsimple


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08 7 / 2014

Really, where else do you stumble upon an Elvis inspired band who plays Metallica/Sir Mix a Lot mash ups but in Downtown Disney during the Close to My Heart Convention? Yep, that happened on our last night…so much fun.

Honestly, I had the absolute best time at this year’s convention!!! And since I truly believe that stories are best told with pictures, I thought I’d just let the pictures do the talking. Check it out:

I know, I know…way too much fun, for real! Wanna join us? You are more than welcome. We are going to back to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim (my fav) in 2015  - July 9 to July 11 with Leadership Day on July 8! All you have to do is be a Close to My Heart Consultant. And I promise, if you are on the Let’s Get Fancy Team, you’ll have the best time EVER!!!

Okay, so up next I’ll start showcasing all of the super fun projects I created using the My Crush Collection. You’re going to LOVE it!!!

Close to My Heart Convention 2014 #ctmh #letsgetfancy #mostfunteamincrafting #disney #mickeymouse #scrapbook #diy Really, where else do you stumble upon an Elvis inspired band who plays Metallica/Sir Mix a Lot mash ups but in Downtown Disney during the Close to My Heart Convention?

03 7 / 2014

Introducing Cricut Artfully Sent from Close to My Heart #ctmh #cards #craft #diy

Before we say goodbye to the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book from Close to My Heart, I wanted to share a card I created a few months ago.
Sentiment card using Cricut www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #artiste #ariana

To create this card, I used Cricut Craftroom and the Artiste Cartridge from Close to My Heart. I used the Ariana paper pack and the Pick a Posey stamp set. For embellishments, I added Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape and a couple of cute butterflies from the Color-R…

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30 6 / 2014

July SOTM Blog Hop - Circus Alphabet www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #scrapbook #craft #diy

So, anytime you can get a stamp set with 2 fonts in upper and lower case for only $5- you HAVE to jump on it!!! I’m so excited to share this July Stamp of the Month, the Circus Alphabet with you!

Thank you for hoping over from Haley’s Blog.

Here is a card I created using the set with a sneak peek into our 2014 Annual Inspirations Catalog that I shared at CTMH’s Convention Extravaganza last…

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30 6 / 2014

Join on July 1 - New Consultant Kits from Close to My Heart #ctmh

I just got home from Close to My Heart’s 2014 Convention and it was a BLAST!!! You guys are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Annual Inspirations Catalog that will be available to order from on August 1. If you want to get the product sooner and take part in the Close to My Heart experience, why not consider joining the Let’s Get Fancy team – it’s the most fun you can have in scrapbooking & card…

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23 6 / 2014

Headed to CTMH’s 2012 Convention #retiringlist

artistic AdventureAnd I’m off – heading out to Anaheim, CA for Close to My Heart’s 2014 Annual Convention!!! Phew – what a crazy 6 weeks it has been…just a whirlwind of creating so I can present new product to the Consultants on Saturday morning at Extravaganza. This will be my third year presenting and I’m just as excited as when it was my first. We have SO many terrific new products on their way.

We’ve already…

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20 6 / 2014

I just love these scrapbook pages created with the Skylark Paper Pack. I used one of the layouts to scrapbook my Mother’s Day Pictures. The colors are neutral with a pop of Lagoon, that I just love! These pages are versatile so you can use them with so many different pictures and events.

Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #skylark


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18 6 / 2014

CTMH June 2014 Customer Special www.fancymelissa.com #halfpricebundles #washi #ribbon

Have you heard? Close to My Heart is celebrating our Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry with an awesome product bundle offering. When you place an qualifying order during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50…

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10 6 / 2014

Bow Tie Father’s Day Card www.fancymelissa.com #Timberline #cricut #artphilosophy #ctmh

Yep, Father’s Day is this weekend! Did it sneak up on you, too? With all the end of the year activities and getting ready for CTMH’s convention, it’s did for me. Luckily, I created this card back in December!!!

Bow Tie Father's Day Card www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #Timberline #cricut #artphilosophy


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