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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cherry-O Card

Looking for just a quick card but one that you can use for different reasons and different seasons? Head on over to the Scrap-Paper-Scissors Academy to check out this fun card!

{Supplies Used: Cherry-O Paper, Sweet Leaf Ink, Cranberry Ink, Chocolate Ink, You're Sweet Stamp Set}

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Facebook LIKES

Do you like what you see on this blog? Click Here to LIKE my page on Facebook! 

I used to have a Group for Scrap, Paper, Scissors that had quite a few members, but am deleting that group to make it a Page since it is more organized! Lets see if we can get 100 Likes!!!


Friday, May 28, 2010


This Cherry Paper Packet is ALL THE RAGE! I cannot believe HOW MANY adorable Cards, Recipe Cards/Boxes, Layouts, and other great projects I have found using this versatile kit! The Cherry-O Card Kit is a MUST HAVE for all you card-makers, and the Scrapbooking Kit is a must have for all you scrapbookers! Check out the options and possibilities you have with this!

Cherry-O Workshops on the Go™ Basic Kit Contents
Cherry-O Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix® Bowl of Cherries B-size Stamp Set {Special Stamp Set! Only can be purchased with this kit!}
Mini-Medley Accents Tulip Collection {Buttons, Brads, Ribbon and More!}
Workshop Guide -{Awesome Instructions, FABULOUS color! Cannot believe it!}

{supplies used: Cherry O B&T Duos Kit, You're Sweet Stamp Set, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Cranberry Inks, Cherry-O MyStickease}

Ashley Horton
-All images on cards are copyright Close To My Heart-

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Card Frame Tutorial

I found an adorable Card Frame Tutorial in the land of Blogs and thought I would share it with you! Head on over to the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Academy to check it out!

{Supplies Used: Veranda B&T Duos, Colonial Bitty Brads, Colonial Buttons, Colonial White Cardstock, Thank You Stamp Set}

Images Copyright Close to my Heart // Tutorial Copyright Ashley Horton

Ashley Horton, Close To My Heart Consultant

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Do you LOVE Scrapbooking? Would you like a good deal on your products, all the time? Join my team! We are a fun, interactive team with nothing but sharing going on! Join my team today and recieve a FREE STAMP SET! 

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

Monday, May 24, 2010

Studio J

Well I thought I would play around  and order some new layouts that Close To My Heart put on Studio J. I wanted to share them with you because I think they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Check them out, and then go play with STUDIO J FOR FREE!

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

You're The Top Stitch!

Stitching is all the rage this year, and you don't have to have a sewing machine to achieve that stitched look. Simply grab your sharpie and make your own stitches! But don't stop at square quilting, try some other patterns that are sure to grab your friends and families hearts!  Let them know they are the Top Stitch!

{Supplies Used: Caboodle Paper Pack, Thank You Stamp Set, Garden Green Ink, Colonial White Cardstock, Sharpie}

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

File Folder Mini Album

So if you head on over the the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Academy, you can view the instructions on how to make this ADORABLE File Folder Mini Album! This one is for my husband for Fathers Day! Check it out here!

{Supplies Used: Caboodle Paper Pack, Splendor MyStickease, File Folder}

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

Tasty Idea!

Product Feature
Are you looking for a fun way to create something extra special for yourself or a friend? Try out these tasty ideas!
* Has a strong magnetic closure
* Made of extra heavy-duty, durable chipboard
* Smooth, white exterior can be stamped, papered, distressed, sponged, chalked, and more
* Rectangular box and stylish rounded closure flap

* Use Liquid Glass or Glue Dots to add a fashionable "handle" to the flap: a Filigree Charm, Bigger Brad, Designer Brad, loop of ribbon, or button
* Use as temporary storage for photos awaiting your layouts
* Durable enough to use as a child's small treasure chest for backyard finds and collections
* Use as a card organizer, gift box, or a cute catch-all bin

This fabulous kit gives you everything you need to create a stylin' recipie box with cards. Purchase it seperate or with the Recipe/Photobox from Close to My Heart

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant

Jackpot June

Sorry Friends and Family. I am still alive, I have been BUSY BUSY BUSY. Desirae turns 6 today and we had her birthday party this weekend, and then I had workshops and workshops and more workshops. But I have a few projects to share today so be sure to stick around!

Jackpot June
Are you ready for Jackpot June? 

Hit the jackpot and win free products! Grab loaded Goodie Boxes at 50% or more off retail value! Save money on favorite scrapbooking and stamping supplies by grabbing a different deal each day in June. Deals include discounted shipping/handling, too! These special offers are available only on MyCTMH® websites.

Dates: June 1–30, 2010, on MYCTMH WEBSITE CLICK HERE during the month of June!

It will be super important to check my website every day in June so you know exactly what kind of a deal you can get!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Double Fold Card

Hey Stampers! I uploaded a new video at the academy on how to great this cute double fold card {For lack of a Better Name!} why dont you HEAD ON OVER TO THE ACADEMY to take a peak!

Garden Green Cardstock {1244}; Colonial White Cardstock {x1411}; Garden Green Ink {z2120}; Hot Diggity Stamp Set {C1407}; Grown with Love Stamp Set {D1372} ;Splendor Paper Kit {X7124B}

Ashley Horton
Close to My Heart Consultant

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mothers Day Card Flower Pot

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH! I know I AM! I have been so busy making video tutorials to share with everyone on some of my FAVORITE projects! In fact, I uploaded one last night, and I uploaded one today! This FABULOUS Flower Pot card is ALL OVER the internet, and it is SO the trend! I thought I would personally show you how to create it! Hope you enjoy the AWESOME VIDEO TUTORIAL! 

Supplies Used:
Chocolate Cardstock {X5643}; Garden Green Ink {Z2120}; Garden Green Cardstock {1244}; Colonial White Cardstock {1388}; Reccomended Flowers: Summer Posies {ON SALE: Z822" Big Pinks Flowers {Z1033}

Ashley Horton
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Video at the Academy

Hey Stampers and Scrappers! I used to make videos all the time {If you followed my old blog, Stamps, Paper, Scissors which sadly got hacked, I had about 15 videos!} And they were all made with my old computer. I decided to start doing it again. I hope that you enjoy the first one I made for this blog, its a Waterfall Card. If you want to see how to make this card, head on over to the

Supplies Used: Garden Green Cardstock {1244}; Cherry-O Patterned Paper {X7123B}; Garden Green Ink; Cranberry Ink; Chocolate Ink; You're Sweet Stamp Set {B1351}, Thank You Stamp Set {D1361} 

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant
Thank you!

Gate Fold Card at SPS Academy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scallop Punch Frame

Head on over to the SPS Academy to learn how to make this fun frame!

Sales and Discounts

So for the next couple of weeks I would like to point out some FABULOUS savings that Close to My Heart is offering us dedicated scrappers! Lets take a sneak peak at a few discounts going on RIGHT NOW at a LIMITED TIME ONLY!


$8.95    $5.95    34 % off Z822 


$7.95    $5.95    25 % off Z1123


$9.95    $7.95    20 % off Z1052 


Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

You are never going to believe what my project is made out of today... TOILET PAPER ROLLS! Yes, nothing like recycling those lovely rolls on a project handmade from the heart! So basically the project today is going to be mostly self explanatory but inspirational! I only used 4 rolls because honestly, I didn't place them under anything so they wouldn't flatten out like I was hoping. This would be easy for you though, you would just need to set them under some books or a case of soda for a few days, then they would flatten right up for ya! I like to start out by making my distressed paper flowers first. I made more than I needed. I am not using any pictures in this album, but rather definitions. On the front of my album, I will put "Definitions of You" but I need to actually type and print that out.  I just measured out my rolls and cut the paper 1/8 of an inch less than that. Then, I decorated each roll with flowers and Close To My Heart Patterned Paper.  I used CTMH NEW Circle Maker to make the tabs on each roll, and cut a piece of brown cardstock to fit inside to hide each definition. The stamp set I used is State Of Mind {D1416}

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Ashley Horton
Close to My Heart Consultant

Monday, May 3, 2010

You have me in Stitches!

So I just cannot get enough of Close To My Hearts NEW Cherry O Level II Paper Pack! {X7123B}
I decided to make a fun quilt pattern because I couldn't choose which patterns I wanted to use on my project today! So lets get started!

You are going to need to punch out some squares, or even cut some squares. Mine are 1 1/4 inch squares.  You are also going to need a blank postcard sized greeting card, mine is 4 x 5 1/2. 

Now the way to position these squares are up to you. I went off the top and off the side a little and I will trim that up later. The reason I did this is so that the card isn't "perfect". We want it to look like this is just a little section of a much larger quilt.

When you are done putting all of your quilt squares on, you are going to put little X's along where your patterns meet.  

It is ok if they are not straight, and it is ok if the X's are little, or big. 

Then just simply decorate your fabulous piece of art! I also used some My Stickease Stickers from the Cherry O Collection {X7123C}

*Make You Quilt Pattern go Diagonally.
*If you are using Striped paper, change the way your stripes go. 
*Pick out the areas of your pattern paper that shows the best quality

Ashley Horton
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Card Kit of the Month

Cherry-O Workshops on the Go™ Basic Kit Contents
Cherry-O Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix® Bowl of Cherries B-size Stamp Set
Mini-Medley Accents Tulip Collection
Workshop Guide

Follow the included step-by-step instructions to create the two workshop projects featured in the workshop guide: a two-page layout and six cards (2 each of 3 designs). Layout and card patterns are Jeanette Lynton originals created exclusively for this workshop. To create the fully embellished projects, purchase the following accessories (sold separately): Colonial White Designer Brads (Z1274), Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088).


May Stamp of the Month


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You can qualify to get this stamp set for free! See the chart above to see how you can get this limited stamp set from my website! Visit to place your order today!

Ashley Horton
Close To My Heart Consultant