Friday, February 15, 2019

Simply Beautiful Scrapbook Layout


When I am in a creative funk, I like to pull out my Close to my Heart “How-To” books to help inspire me. I wanted to create a simple scrapbook layout with some of the Feels Like Home papers that I had leftover from last month’s project kit. The How-To books have tons of great templates and patterns for cards and scrapbook layouts and are always a great resource to help jump start a project. (Especially if you are in a creative funk.) The Love of Color book has tons of color combination suggestions in addition to some great artwork inspiration.



I pulled out the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book first and decided to use pattern #11 on pages 26-27 for my layout. Then I pulled out the Love of Color How-To book and liked the color combo on page 81 because it was similar to the colors in the Feels Like Home papers that I was using. After looking at the patterns in both books more closely, I realized that the sample layout on page 81 of the Love of Color book actually used the sample layout pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book that I was going to use. It was the perfect combination to break through my creative block and get me started on this layout.   


I used the patterned paper scraps, some Charcoal, Mink, Sugar Plum, and White Daisy cardstock to create the layout and some of the images from the cut apart page in the Feels Like Home paper packet to embellish it. The title was created in Design Space by using a font called Amastery Script and cut from a piece of Charcoal cardstock. 


I also used the Budding Peony stamp set and Thin Cuts dies to create a few more embellishments. I colored in the flowers and leaves with the Watercolor Pencils, Clear Shimmer Brush, and Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush.


 I just need to add some journaling and I will be all done. CTMH How-To books to the rescue again!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

February Project Kit - Stories I Love Album Kit


This month we will be using the new Stories I Love 6" x 8" album kit to document your favorite photos. Some photos truly capture your heart. This kit gives you a place to gather the photos that mean the most to you and document the stories that go with them. The instructional booklet explains how to explore the memories behind the photos you treasure most and then write a detailed story to capture all the elements of that moment.

This month’s local class will be Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm. If you are not local, you may order kits to be shipped directly to you by selecting the shipping option below.*

Watch the video below to see how the kit works. During the class I will share some extra tips that I learned from Stacy Julian herself, on how to dig deeper to create journaling that documents your meaningful memories.


This month’s Basic Kit is $30 and includes the following:
  • (1) 6" x 8" Album
  • (10) 6" x 8" Memory Protectors
  • (1) 6" x 8" Title page
  • (1) 6" x 8" Closing page
  • (9) 6" x 8" Base pages
  • (9) 6" x 8" Story pages
  • (9) 5½" x 6" White Daisy cardstock sheets
  • (2) 6" x 12" Sticker sheets
  • (1) Stories I Love workbook
Add on the Details I Love stamp set for just $15 extra.

Additional supplies needed:
Adhesive of your choice

Add on the Details I Love stamp set for just $15 extra.



The Stories I Love album kit is a fabulous addition to the other Story by Stacy mini album kits.


Contact me for more information or to order a kit. All kits need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Kits ordered by February 9th will be mailed by February 16th.
Kits ordered after February 9th, will be mailed within two weeks.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me cash or a check, or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Stories I Love 6" x 8" Album Kit - Local
$30
 

Stories I Love 6" x 8" Album Kit - Shipped
$30 ($6 will be added for shipping)
 

Add-Ons
Use drop down menu to select your ad-ons:
 

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate.

Friday, February 1, 2019

February Specials and Promotions


Love Blossoms

Make 12 cards using an exclusive stamp set and workshop bundle 



Create these beautiful cards using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you make a set of 12 cards you can use to express love and appreciation, but you’ll also have fun decorating them using exclusive stamps and a new embossing folder. Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit or the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit + Embossing Folder.



  • My Acrylix® Love Blossoms Stamp Set
  • 6 cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lilac, 1 Peach, 1 Pixie, and 1 White Daisy)
  • 4 Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pads (Charcoal, New England Ivy, Pixie, and Thistle)
  • Silver Embellishing Thread
  • 12 white card bases & envelopes
  • Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Instruction Guide

Retail Price: $70.67
20% Discounted Price: $55.95


Order the double stamp set and/or other items separately here.

Download the instruction guide here.

You can also get the Love Blossoms stamp set for FREE! Simply host an in-home or online party during the month of February that reaches the 3rd level of Hostess Rewards and you will get the Love Blossoms stamp set for FREE along with the other Hostess Rewards you will earn! Contact me to set up an in-home or online party today. Click here for more information on hosting.

Only available February 1 - March 31, 2019 while supplies last.
Shipping and handling assessed on retail value of all items.


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Sign Me Up!

Get all five Hostess Rewards stamp sets FREE when you join my team in February



We have some of our best stamp sets for our hostesses, but only in February can you get them for FREE when you become a CTMH Consultant. That’s an added value of $87.75! This bonus reward is in addition to these other fabulous perks:

  • New Consultant Kit full of products valued at over $215
  • $50 in CTMH Cash
  • 22% minimum commission on additional product purchases and sales
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours
  • PLUS, if you have previously been a CTMH Consultant, you can take advantage of a no-kit option and sign back up for just $50 in February! You will still get the $50 in CTMH Cash and the five free hostess stamp sets!


Visit my New Consultant FAQ page here or contact me if you have any questions or would like more information on becoming a Consultant.


For more information on joining my team, click here.
To sign up, click here for the online application.

Only available February 1 - 28, 2019. 

Standard tax and shipping and handling apply to the New Consultant Kit.

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February Stamp of the Month

Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set




With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($18.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!


Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 6½" (Y1005), 5" x 6" (Y1015)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month.



Stamp of the Month is only available February 1– 28, 2019.
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Happy Heart Special

Show your love with this special Collection



The Heart Happy collection includes an exclusive paper packet, stamp set, and sticker sheet that you can use to show your love in all kinds of crafts! The Heart Happy workshop guide provides instructions for using these items together with a few other products to create two single-page 12″ × 12″ layouts, one two-page 12″ × 12″ layout, 10 cards, and five tags. Save 25% when you purchase the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set!


Be sure to check out the Everyday Life™ album made using this same paper collection, too!

Click here to see all Happy Heart options and to place an order.

Offers available through February 28, 2019 while supplies last. Shipping & handling assessed on retail value of all items.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Frame It Up Kit - Personalized Frame


I am loving Close to my Heart’s January special Frame It Up kit! I was inspired by fellow Consultant Jennifer Smith to personalize one of my kits by adding the chipboard initial and est. date. I love how it turned out and think I will be buying more to make as gifts.


The flowers and leaves were so easy to put together because they come already die cut in the kit. I simply curled the edges with my fingernail (you could use a bone folder if you have one) and adhered the layers together with w little bit of Liquid Glass. I inked the edges of the leaves with a sponge dauber and New England Ivy ink to add a little extra depth.


I covered the chipboard “S” with a piece of Silver Foil paper and then trimmed it out with an X-acto knife. (I used Bonding Memories Glue to adhere the Foil Paper.) I used the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts to die cut our name and “EST.” from a piece of black cardstock. Then I adhered everything to the frame popping up some of the pieces with 2-3 layers of Foam Tape.


These kits are only available through the end of January while supplies last so if you think you might like one, hop on over to my website and place your order before they're gone. Plus, the more you order, the more you will save. Buy 1 at $29.95, buy 2 at $24.99 each (15% discount), or buy 3 for $19.99 each (30% off.)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

January Project Kit - Budding Peony Boxed Card Kit


This month's project kit is a boxed card kit using the new Budding Peony stamp set and Feels Like Home paper. You will create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) with mix and match sentiments and a box to store them. This month’s local class will be Tuesday, January 29th at 7pm. If you are not local, you may order kits to be shipped directly to you by selecting the shipping option below.*

This month’s Basic Kit is $35 and includes the following:
  • Budding Peony stamp set
  • Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush
  • (1) Gold Bow Clip
  • (6) 5½" x 4¼" White Cards and Envelopes
  • Pre-cut and pre-scored cardstock and patterned paper
  • Link to Design Space file for the box. (All Cricut images will be pre-cut for you in the kit, but you will also have a link to the file in case you’d like to make more in the future. You will need an Explore or Maker machine to access and use the DS file.)
  • Step-by-step instruction guide

Add on extra kits with no stamp set for just $18 each.

Additional supplies needed:


Kit includes the Budding Peony stamp set shown below. Images outlined in blue coordinate with the Thin Cuts metal dies that can be included in your kit for an extra cost.



Add on the Budding Peony Thin Cuts for an extra $21.


Make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and a matching box to store them. You may choose to color in the stamped images, leave them uncolored, or a combination of the two as shown in the samples.


Slip the box flap into the top of the Gold Bow Clip to hold box closed.



Card #1



 Card #2



Card #3



Use the Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush to and color and shimmer to the flowers and use the Clear Shimmer Brush to blend the green Watercolor Pencils on the leaves. (It’s hard to see in the photos but all of the sample cards are super glittery.)


Contact me for more information or to order a kit. All kits need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Kits ordered by January 12th will be mailed by January 30th.
Kits ordered after January 12, will be mailed within two weeks.


To order a kit(s), you may either send me cash or a check, or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)


Budding Peony Boxed Card Kit - local


Budding Peony Boxed Card Kit - shipped
*$6 will be added for shipping


Add Ons
Choose your add ons from the drop down menu below.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

January Specials and Promotions

New Seasonal Expressions Catalog

Tons of new products and inspiring artwork 



The new Seasonal Expressions catalog is here and it is AWESOME! It's filled with 152 pages of pure creative happiness! You will get a free copy with your next online order. Or you can view and download a pdf version of the catalog here.

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Frame It Up — National Papercrafting Month Special

Create beautiful décor in January
PLUS save when you buy two or more kits



The Magnolia Frame Kit gives you the materials to create beautiful papercrafted décor. There are so many different ways to use this versatile kit, which is why you’ll get special pricing when you buy more than one! Save 15% when you buy two, or save 30% when you buy three! Plus, you can get one FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant in January or hosting a qualifying party!

Watch the video below for more information...

Magnolia Frame Kit includes:
• Sturdy chipboard frame (including backing) 
• Double-sided frame overlay 
• “love” and “home” sentiments 
• Shiplap-printed backing sheet 
• 3 sheets of die-cut leaves and flowers 
• 1 sheet of gold foil die-cuts 

Buy 1: $29.95
Buy 2: $24.95 each—15% off!
Buy 3: $19.95 each—30% off!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (order dated for January and submitting your party order no later than February 5th, 2019), you will receive a Magnolia Frame Kit for FREE! Contact me to set up an online or in home party.

For New Consultants
: When you join my team and become a Close To My Heart Consultant in January, you will receive a Magnolia Frame Kit for FREE with your New Consultant Kit. That’s an added value of $29.95! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page or contact me for more information on becoming a Consultant.


Only available January 1 - 31, 2019 while supplies last.
Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.


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January Stamp of the Month

Card Captions Stamp Set



With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($18.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!




Set of 26
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 1" × 6½" (Y1005)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month.



Stamp of the Month is only available January 1– 31, 2019.

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Celebrate 35 years!

Get 35% off all alphabet stamp sets in January



2019 marks 35 years since Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton first started selling stamps, and CTMH has big plans for celebrating all year long. They’re kicking off the celebrations with special savings on all of the alphabet My Acrylix® stamp sets! Now through January 31, you can save 35% on alphabet stamp sets! 

Visit my website here to see all of the alphabet options.

Discount only available January 1– 31, 2019.
Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.


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Happy Heart Special

Show your love with this special Collection



The Heart Happy collection includes an exclusive paper packet, stamp set, and sticker sheet that you can use to show your love in all kinds of crafts! The Heart Happy workshop guide provides instructions for using these items together with a few other products to create two single-page 12″ × 12″ layouts, one two-page 12″ × 12″ layout, 10 cards, and five tags. Save 25% when you purchase the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set!


Be sure to check out the Everyday Life™ album made using this same paper collection, too!

Click here to see all Happy Heart options and to place an order.

Offers available through February 28, 2019 while supplies last. Shipping & handling assessed on retail value of all items.