Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thinking of You/Thank you card Using CTMH Kaleidoscope Paper and Sweet Pea Just Sitting Digi

Hello friends.   I am celebrating my 600 Followers and 3 years with Close To My Heart; and would love for all of you to participate in my Blog Celebration.  Click here for the blog post. Join my followers on Google Friend Connect, leave a comment on my blog celebration post and link your blog with Mr. Linky.  No blog, no problem.  Leave me a comment stating that you don't have a blog. I will add you to my list manually.  

I am giving away at least 25 wonderful prizes; maybe more; depending on number of entries. Anyone who wins outside US will qualify for digi stamps from my wonderful sponsors; as I am not allowed to send CTMH products outside the US.  I am doing a separate drawing for a $25 shopping spree of qualified CTMH products; for everyone who orders more than $50 from my CTMH website during my blog celebration.  

Thank you to everyone who has joined my blog celebration and/or purchased at least $50 to get into my grand prize drawing.  I appreciate all of you very much!

I just barely made the Sweet Pea Progressive Challenge for Anything Goes.  You can still get in on this month;s Progressive Challenge.  Just purchase this month's featured image and enter on Facebook Sweet Pea Group Page.  It is a lot of fun!  Each month there is a freebie; but you have to enter Part 1 to get it free.  Here is my card I created for this one.  It could be used for any occasion.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Background front and inside die - Die'Sire Decadence
Frame for image and leaves - Joy Crafts Lily Frame
Scalloped square inside - Cricut AP Cartridge
Butterfly inside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Pixie, Gypsy, Pear
Sentiment inside - top one - CTMH Sending Love, B1504
Sentiment inside - middle and bottom - CTMH A Thousand Thanks, C1625
Inks - CTMH Pear, Cotton Candy, Gypsy
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon January Club Assortment
Bling - Recollections

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, YR21
Dress - RV55, RV00
Leaves - G43
Wings - RV00, RV63, RV55

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes (No limit)
My Sheri Crafts - Pink and Pretty (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Pink (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Color Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Ribbons & Bows (No limit)
One Stitch At A Time - Pink or Awareness (No limit)
Pile It On - 1,2,3 (One Image, 2 cardstock colors, 3 dies) (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes/Digi Stamp (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Ribbon or Lace (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Fairies or Angels (No limit)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inky Chicks - Think Pink (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Cardz 4 Galz - Fairies  (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes (1 daily)
In The Pink  - 1, 2, 3 (One image, 2 cardstock colors, 3 diff dies) (2 of 3)
Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes w/bling (2 of 3)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (Unlimited)
Card Mania - 1, 2, 3 (I image, 2 cardstock colors, 3 dies) (2 of 5)
Crafts Galore Encore - Halloween or a card (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges - Your Favorite Color (Purple/Pink) (1 of 3)
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes w/B (Blue, bow, bling) (2 of 3)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

$5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 without purchase

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products. Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Such a lovely card Gloria, I love all the bright colours and the main image. Maybe you will consider entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I have just started up with this blog again and I would love you to share your cards :)

  2. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  3. So beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team challenge #4 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all the winners from all categories from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader

  4. Beautiful card and pretty coloring.
    Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  5. Super sweet card!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  6. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  7. Loving the cheery colors on this card - so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. She is adorable Gloria.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Beautiful card Gloria thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge '4'
    good luck with your entry
    Dianne DT

  11. A lovely card with pretty, bright colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  12. As always - great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge. Hope to see you back soon!

  13. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  14. Very pretty. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  15. Your card is so very sweet - pretty colours! Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week. Please join us again soon. Good luck in the prize draw.
    Jen L

  16. Such a sweet card, love your image and colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us over at World Wide Design Team Open #4 Challenge.- good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT.

  17. A huge Congratulations on your 600 followers, you have got a lovely blog. I have already joined in the givewaway and will put your badge up once I have a better internet connection. This is such a lovely card so cheerful and pretty, I love the colours you have used and the main image. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating

  18. Such a modest wee lady, great colors, uplifting and fun. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 204th AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  19. It's beautiful project
    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Design
    Mel DT

  20. A beautiful and cute fairy. Very pretty design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Galz Caz

  21. Such a beauty! Thank you for entering the WWODTC. Best of luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT

  22. Super bright and colorful- love it...inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Challenges.

  23. Beautiful bright and cheery card inside and out xxx Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight and good luck. Nikki DT

  24. Beautiful card, wonderful colors and design, image is just darling and well colored. Thanks for sharing with us at Julia Spiri's challenge. Barb

  25. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



    makememories4life {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  26. Very bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  27. Nice bright colours. Lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  28. Love your papers. Love this. Thank you for joining us at
    Stamps by Julia Spiri
    Hugggs Lori X x X

  29. Such a beautiful card, thank you for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog, Hannah x

  30. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  31. So pretty and girly. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  32. Great card thank you for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine. Good luck.
    Caroline senior ct

  33. Gloria sweet and beautiful card

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  34. Gorgeous card! Love the bright colors!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (Sendior DT)

  35. Lovely Gloria! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  36. So Gorgeous, Thanks for playing along with us at World wide Design team challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  37. What a sweet image and beautiful papaer ! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  38. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  39. How sweet and adorable is this? Thanks for sharing your card with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  40. What a darling card! Beautiful coloring and I love how you decorated the inside, that sentiment is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

  41. Such a bright card! Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  42. Wonderful paper, cute card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  43. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Mary DT xx

  44. Very sweet.
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
    :) Janis

  45. This one is so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at WWODT
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette (DT)

  46. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FOURTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  47. Beautiful card Gloria. I'm so happy to have your creation entered in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have nice moments always :)
    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  48. Lovely creation and beautiful colours!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  49. What a sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

  50. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Card Mania Challenge!
    Marzena DT

  51. Fabulous bright card. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Hugs. Traci DT xx

  52. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
    Hugs Lori


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