A bear in the woods

This bear, especially in the hat!  What a cutie!  I love that he can be stamped to show him holding something within his paws.  He goes so well with these colors and patterns from the Jack collection. 

Outdoor Scrapbooks

Even though my favorite kits are usually the travel and ocean/beach related ones, Jack is actually my favorite one from this Seasonal Expressions.
Spending most of my teens in the 90s, flannel has a significant place in my heart. I wore it to school, to summer camp, to keep warm at home.

 I met my husband and have always known him with a mustache. He looks weird to me without one. This kit has some awesome mustache images.
And who doesn't love the outdoor images? Muscles the Lumberjack, mountains, trees, lots of great things. Can't wait to scrapbook some of my summer camp photos!

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You Don't Know Jack!

Ever play that game, You Don't Know Jack?  It is a great quiz game to test your knowledge, and your quick thinking.  This month's feature artwork is from the Jack collection, but doesn't look like the game at all.  The colors are more earthy than the game, which tended to be bright colors and graphics.  The Jack collection does indeed contain some humorous images, like muscle-y lumberjacks, and pot-bellied bears.  And it also contains some really fun camping and outdoors images to go with the awesome flannel paper.


Color Color Everywhere!

I have three new color news items to share.   The Basics color palette was completely cleared out and we have 10 brand new colors.

On top of that, all of our new cardstock is now double-sided, meaning one side is the same color as our inks, and the other side is a lighter shade of the same color. That means we actually have over 80 colors.

Lastly, the color of the year is called Bashful, a beautiful subtle pink color.

Puppy Obedience School

School starts this month in many states, and along with it all kinds of photograph opportunities for you school age kids. This month's SOTM can help you keep track of all the journaling you need for your scrapbook pages. The "Back to School" stamp can help you mark all of your child's books for the new year.  
Are you the parents of any furbabies?  Document their first and last day of Puppy school and how much they've grown during their obedience training.  I love the wooden frame stamp for framing photos or journaling.

SOTM: School Year

New Annual Inspirations Catalog

Annual Inspirations

The new annual catalog is now available and includes loads of new papers and scrapbooking kits, card kits, and doodads. I can't wait to start crafting with these new items and all the great ideas from the new book.  You can download a copy HERE, or contact me for a copy.

Do you like to party?

Do you have friends?  People you like to hang out with, and maybe sip some wine and eat some cheese?  This is an easy way to spend time with friends catching up while learning how to make a card.  Friends who aren't crafty?  No problem!  Small projects where you learn a new technique make it easy to learn and most enjoyable, all while nibbling that extra brownie and grooving to some music.

Warehouse Sale!

Get your hands on savings every week!

Who doesn't like a warehouse sale!?  Great values on great products.  Head on over to my shopping site and check out the bundles every week.  Yes, they update them every week and you'll find new things you forgot about.
Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount! For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, so you’ll need to act fast!