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I started “scrapbooking” before the term was even in the dictionary. So, I think it’s no coincidence that May is my birthday month AND National Scrapbooking month. At least that is my story and I am stickin’ to it. Some might say that Mother’s Day is in May and usually it is the woman who normally does the scrapbooking but I like my version better.

Regardless of how it came about, May IS National Scrapbooking Month and soon summer will be here. SO many moments to capture. It is hard to keep up. I will be posting some ideas about vellum and talking about different types of inks among other things so I hope you will visit often.

Just quickly though, I wanted to share some new product from Close To My Heart (CTMH). As you may or may not know, I DO sell CTMH but I am addicted to all products whether they are CTMH, Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I swear one day I’m going to start a support group for all of us that are addicted to paper crafting.

CTMH May Feature

May Special

In the meantime, check this out. It will be available in May. As with any CTMH product, it doesn’t last forever. It is one of the very few things that I hate about the company. The papers that I especially love, I buy a lot of before they go away. While the stamps go away, once you have them, it is not an issue. SO, here is the package (or you can get it individually):

I will post a link in May but I was so excited, I wanted to show everyone now.  It makes some beautiful layouts.

Here are some cards that I made as well.

So, what do you think???  Do you love it or hate it?


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I’ve heard so many people say, “I love your work, but I’m not creative” or ask if I have kits. At this point, I don’t have kits although I have MANY Cricut cartridges and the new Cricut that does not require cartridges. Therefore, I might create some kits for people who need things cut out.  Tell me what you’d like in the comments below or email me at: eclecticspirit3@gmail.com with CTMH in the subject and tell me what you’d like to see.

In the meantime, I’m LOVING Close To My Heart (CTMH) Workshops. They have such beautiful (and quality) papers that you can’t find anywhere else. The nice thing is that you can get a Workshop with not only everything you need for your layouts but instructions on how to do it all.

CHARLOTTE Workshop — Charlotte is new and it’s so pretty!!  These are layouts you can do with the workshop.

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Charlotte layout 1

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Charlotte Layout 2

PLUS you can make about 9 cards using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies that you may already have if you’re a crafter.

Don’t get me wrong, I use product from everywhere and buy stuff when it’s on sale. However, these workshops are helpful to get the juices flowing. There are a few things that I like about CTMH product:

-you know those small strips that you cut off the end of 12×12 paper? Well, there is actually a design on the CTMH strips so you can use them in your layout or cards – there’s no waste.

time saving – everything is already coordinated.  Sometimes I get overwhelmed trying to find the paper and embellishments to match when I go to a Michaels.  There is just SO much to choose from and it takes me forever.

cheaper – when I go to the store, I end up spending more because I’m not sure what will ultimately fit so I buy additional stuff.

quality of the paper

-I like that the paper is frequently double sided and easy to match

-I like the ideas provided. Some of them take me outside my box.

Here’s some examples of cards I made from the Charlotte Workshop remnants:

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Charlotte card

I used the watercolor paints on some of the flowers (made from the Springtime Wishes Stamp set) but, to be honest, I’m not a big fan of the watercolor. I prefer the markers for more color saturation. I love me some Copics.  LOL.  The leaves are done with my Copic markers.

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Another Charlotte card

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Another Charlotte card

As you can see, you can use all your scraps to make these one of a kind cards that, oh by the way, people love.  They’re also cheaper than a card purchased.  I can’t BELIEVE how much they charge for cards now.

If you’d like to see more workshops, just go to my page.

Thank you for playing with me.  Let me know if I can help you in any of your creative ventures.   Please leave a comment or question below.


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