Thursday, July 31, 2014

Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker and Spray Pen


This layout uses the Ariana Green Cardstock and Blue B&T Duos from the Ariana Paper Pack (X7179B)
 and features the Ariana Compliments (X7179C)
 along with the layout design on page 25 of the Close to My Heart "Make It From Your Heart" Volume 1.
This layout comes together quickly and can incorporate 4"x 6" Flip Flaps so you can increase the number
 of photos put on the page.


Thursday, July 24, 2014


Here's another card from CTMH's new Idea Book and made at Convention.  Just week is when we will release the New Idea Book and all it's fabulous products.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This tag was made at Convention also with one our new papers for fall.  More to come in the next few days, then I can share so much more after August 1st.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Here's another great card made with Close to My Heart's newest Cricut cartridge.  This cartridge will be available sometime in August.  Can't wait to get my hands on it!  I made this card at CTMH's Convention in Anaheim.  

That's right, it's a Pop Up Card!

I'll explain more when the release gets closer.



Yet another Sneak Peak card!  Yes we have another
Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge coming that's perfect for creating cards.  It will be available sometime in August!


Monday, July 21, 2014


Here's another Sneak Peak of one of the cards we created at Convention.  Love the colors and new stamp set.  More to come  in August!
I'm very busy creating!!!


Saturday, July 19, 2014


Here's a little sneak peak of NEW items from CTMH's Idea Book being released August 1st.

Can you guess what else is new?  That's right NEW markers!  These cards were made at Convention.  I will give more details after the Idea Book is released!!!

I've been busy creating.  How about you?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014


Do you have a Bucket List? 
 That is a list of things you dream about doing?
  Well, I do. 
 Here is my little reminder to keep dreaming!
I will be teaching this at my team meeting in Tacoma this week.  

Just click on the picture to view larger.

I used my Art Philosophy and Artiste CTMH Cricut cartridges to cut the shapes where I will write my dream get-aways.  I also used a retired paper packet called Sonoma I've been holding on to since it matches the colors in my house, .  I also used the Sonoma "My Stickease".  I included a doily a friend of mine gave me last year.  I think it looks great in the cluster.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my decor.  This frame could be used for many different occasions.  Can't wait until August 1st, when I can reveal more great decor options, whether to make for yourself or give as a gift.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Artistic Adventure Mini Album

This was the Mini Album we created at Close to My Heart's Artistic Adventure Convention at the  Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.  What a fantastic time we had. 
 Can't wait to get  my pictures in it.


Saturday, July 12, 2014


August 1st we will be getting a new Idea Book with lots of fun new products! To make room for all of the new goodies, CTMH has to retire some of the old favorites. Everything on the retired list will be available to order through the end of July only or while supplies last, so if there is anything you have been wanting, you may want to order it now.

Here is the list of items that will be retiring:

Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C  Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles 
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock 12x12 Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock 12x12 Blush
X5666 Cardstock 12x12 Twilight
X5754 Cardstock 12x12 Creme Brulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4"                                                                                    
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit



Here is a picture of some of my Creative Card Club members.  We have a great time creating several cards once a month. 
 If you live in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington
 state, we would love to have you join us.
  Can't come to our club?  That's ok.  You can get the same cards in kit form.  Just contact me for more information.


Cards - Fundamental basics

These cards are from Close to My Heart's Paper Fundamentals Basics Papers for on page  126 of the Spring/ Summer Idea Book.  The ladies in my Creative Card Class are  some wonderful ladies that are always encouraging me in my business.  As a thank you I gave them a sneak peak of a couple stamp sets that will available August 1st.  Can you guess which ones they are?  I'm not telling!

I love how these papers have an embossed look!  You will too!


I'm looking forward to my New Idea Book Release Party the end of August.  I'm working on some great projects for the Holidays.  I can't wait to share them with you.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Sharon’s Creative Studio       369-830-3630
Wednesday,  July  9, 2014     Creative Card Class    10:00   $8.50
    Come make beautiful cards using
    the Basic Fundamentals Papers.
Idea Book Sampling of Cards from Convention.
Come get your NEW Close to My Heart  Idea Book
Come find out what happened at
 Close to My Heart’s National Convention!
  Lots of New ideas!
July 26, Saturday      Scrapbook Workshop    10:00
July 30, Wednesday               Card Exchange           10:00           
    Bring 10 cards to exchange
Please bring precut items and embellishments to create and teach these cards. If you need more information on this, please call.
     July 30                  Studio J Class               6:00pm           
            Bring your laptop with preloaded pictures.
Contact me if you need help with downloading your pictures, or you have any other questions.
Workshop on the Go, Cricut, Artbooking and Home Décor Classes coming in September!
Can’t make it to class, just call to receive your new catalog August 1st. Please RSVP so I can have enough supplies ready for each class.
  All classes held at Sharon’s Creative Studio.

For online orders:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I'm back from a fantastic trip to Disneyland, where I've just spent 5 wonderful days at the Close to my Heart National Convention.  I have so much to share in the next few days and a New Idea Book the first of August.  Well over two hundred new items alone, plus wonderful artwork.  I'll be back to posting soon.  Check back, you won't want to miss a thing!  Now off to get creating with these great new products for my Idea Book Reveal!

Radiate Beauty

Nothing captures your attention quite like a circus!
 And with our Circus Alphabet, your crafts will echo
 the fanfare of acrobats, tightrope walkers, and juggling
 clowns. Not only are these funky letters perfect for
 creating titles and sentiments, they can also be used
 to add some bold beauty to your projects. Learn how
 to use this stamp set to radiate your own beautiful
 backgrounds, and find out how you and your friends
 can qualify to purchase it for
 only $5 during the month of July!