01 9 / 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Badge Welcome to the Simply Inspired National Stamping Month Blog Hop.

We are celebrating #30yearsofhappy with Jeanette Lynton and Close to My Heart. I am personally celebrating #8yearsofhappy as a CTMH Consultant – one the best things I’ve ever done!!!

Thanks for hoping over from Michelle’s website.

This stamp set is loaded with super cute 1″ stamps and the possibilities are endless. In honor of the…

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31 8 / 2014

Craft a Gift Caddy filled with Kisses #CTMH #sotm #backtoschool #familyisforever

Welcome to the September Close to My Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Family is Forever.

Thank you for hoping over from Lucy’s Blog.

This month I wanted to share with you a couple of new tools that CTMH introduced in the new Catalog. I used them to create this gift caddy filled with Hershey Kisses that Cate will take in to the administrators on the first day of school. Gift Caddy www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #backtoschool #familyisforeverTo create the…

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27 8 / 2014

Lovely Day Card #confettiwishes #ctmh #markers #shinhan #craft #birthday

Have a Lovely Day Card www.fancymelissa.com #confettiwishes #ctmh #alcoholmarkers #shinhan

Last night I my scrapbook friends and I worked on the Confetti Wishes Workshop on the Go. As an added “bonus”, we created this adorably cute and quick card. I wanted them to get a chance to play with Close to My Heart’s new Alcohol Based, Shin Han Markers. And they loved them. “So fun to color”, “I’m going to need all of them”, “They blend so smoothly” and “They feel nice in my hand” are some of…

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11 8 / 2014

Confetti Wishes Happy Birthday Scrapbook Layouts #ctmh #wotg

This new Confetti Wishes line from Close to My Heart is absolutely perfect for all the celebrations in your life. I thought I’d share the (3) 2-page birthday scrapbook layouts I created using the Workshop on the Go:

Happy Birthday 2-Page Scrapbook Layout www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh #confettiwishes #wotg

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31 7 / 2014

Oh boy, are you in for a TREAT! It’s the first Stamp of the Month Blog Hop from Close to My Heart’s new Annual Inspirations Catalog. You are going to see so many new products it’s gonna hurt (in a good way)! And you can start ordering on August 1 – YAY!!

Thanks for hopping here from Lalia’s Blog.

I just love this adorable owl set that launches the new book – remember, it’s only available in…

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30 7 / 2014

Simply Inspired: New Product Showcase - My Crush #ctmh #seaside #scrapbook #diy #craft

1604524_10201482550729204_588033377_n Are you guys ready to dive head first on August 1 into this new Annual Inspirations Catalog from Close to My Heart?!?! You are going to be able to order from this catalog until July 31, 2015! We will be getting supplements in December and March, too. Thank you for hopping over from Lisa’s blog. I had the opportunity to teach at Close to My Heart’s National Convention in June. I just love getting…

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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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