Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving and Cyber Week Deals Preview

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful meal with great company, and were able to share all of the blessings for which you are thankful with your family and friends today.

When you have come out of your food coma, which I am currently still in (LOL), and are ready to start shopping, I have some great CTMH Cyber Week deals to share with you. 

For five days only, a selection of 39 items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer is available for a limited time only, so starting Monday at 8:00 am (PST), head on over to my website to see all of the great deals, and make the most of your holiday preparations!

* Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (8:00 am PST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (3:00 pm PST) while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Having Fun with Creative Live

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am with a fabulous group of gals this weekend playing along with CTMH while they are live on Creative Live right now! Be sure to tune in to catch the 2nd half of the 2nd day. It’s been great so far! You can also watch the replay later if you miss any of the show.

Here are a few photos that I have been posting on Instagram and Facebook over the past couple of days. (If you’d like to follow me on Instagram, you can find me @lisastenz. You can also find me on Facebook here.)

These were some of the goodies that were waiting for me at my crop station when I got here on Thursday. Do you detect a theme? LOL. A HUGE thank you to my buddy Bren Yule who invited me to this fun retreat!

Look at all of the great gals at the retreat this weekend! Did you catch us on the Creative Live show yesterday when they Skyped us in?

I had to take a photo of the incredible “All You Can Eat” Candy Buffet at the Rabbit Hill Ranch Retreat. (Can you say SUGAR RUSH????)

Having fun while creating along with #ctmhcreativelive today!

Be sure to tune in and post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with the hashtag #ctmhcreativelive. You can win some great prizes! They gave away 5 Cricut Collections this morning!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CTMH on Creative Live

It's almost here! Have you registered yet for the FREE online two day CTMH workshop on Close to my Heart will be on Creative Live tomorrow Friday 11/20 and Saturday 11/21 from 9am - 4pm (PT). The online workshops will be free but you will need to be sure to register to gain access. There will be lots of great projects and fun techniques shared, and you will learn more about Close to my Heart as well.

Here is a link to the CTMH event page where you can get more info and learn how to register. Be sure to follow along and post to social media with the hashtag ‪#‎ctmhcreativelive‬ to win some great prizes!

While this event is taking place in Seattle, WA, I was honored to be asked to attend a special retreat here in Southern CA where we will be making the same projects and CTMH will be Skyping us in to the live show throughout the day on Friday. Keep an eye out. You just might see me. :)

Oh, did I mention that Stacy Julian is going to be there too??? *Ü* See you online tomorrow!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Free Craft Day

I had to postpone my free craft day last month due to illness. I am feeling much better and am excited to announce the new date which will be Saturday, November 14th from 10am - 4pm.

For those of you who are local to the Southern California area...
Bring your unfinished projects and crop the day away. Stay all day or for a couple of hours. I will have some snacks, but if you plan to be here through lunchtime, I suggest bringing your a sack lunch. There will be lots of fun things available to you in addition to working on your own projects, including:

Holiday Card Buffet
Make as many or as few cards as you like. Each card that you complete will be only $1.50 each! There will be a minimum of 10 different designs to choose from. Below are 3 of the designs.

Base & Bling Buffet
Make custom jewelry and key chains that are perfect for gifts starting at just $5!

Picture My Life Card Buffet
Choose single Picture My Life Cards to use on your classic layouts or to make pocket-page layouts! Each card is only $.25 each!

Discounted “Cash & Carry” Products
Choose from lots of great products at discounted prices including stamps sets, paper packets, accessories, ink pads, adhesive, albums, tools, ribbon, etc!

Workshop Kits 
I will have lots of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and home décor workshop kits to choose from starting at just $20! 

Free use of my tools!
Have you been wanting to try out the new Artistry Cricut cartridge? I will have my Cricut machine and all CTMH cartridges out for you to use in addition to my embossing folders, embossing machine, markers, and more.


You are welcome to stop by anytime from 10am - 4pm to make cards, jewelry, or to shop, but if you would like a spot reserved to crop, please contact me by Wednesday, November 11th. Reserved cropping spots will be on a first come, first served basis as I will have limited cropping space. Contact me for address.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Plan Ahead - New CTMH Planners are coming...

I am so excited about the new Close to my Heart Planners that are coming out soon! I just couldn’t wait to share it with you! The information below is from today’s CTMH’s blog post...

Raise your hand if you have used planners for years and cannot imagine life without them. Now, let’s see a show of hands from those of you who may think you’re not “the planner type.” But are you actually the planner type? Answer these questions to find out! Are you a visual learner who loves to see your days laid out in front of you? Are you someone who can’t remember anything unless you physically write it down? Or are you a loyalist who prefers the purity of paper over electronics?

If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, then get excited. Why? Because, as we announced at Brisbane Convention, we have created our own planner that we’ll be making available for order later this month! Take a look!

First, get your hands on our adorable three-ringed Everyday Life™ album. Its black cover with a gold foil floral design is sure to be the envy of all your friends. Then grab the Everyday Life™ 2016 planner pages, which include weekly and monthly spreads to help you focus in on the daily details but also remember your plans for the entire month. The planner pages also include four sheets of colorful label stickers, 12 trendy monthly dividers with tabs, and a bookmark-style page finder to help you turn quickly to the current day. To help you store receipts, fliers, and more, there’s also a pocket folder page. Is that organized or what?

Personalize your pages even more with the Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan roller stamp, which has phrases like “shopping list,” “no school,” and “don’t forget.” We’ve designed this roller stamp to coordinate with the label stickers; simply place the label sticker in your planner, and then stamp the phrase of your choice onto it. With several colors to choose from, you can color coordinate your reminders for organization perfection!

So pull out your current planner, family calendar, or even a Post-It note, and write this down: order the Close To My Heart planner as soon as it is available, later in November. We know this is a reminder you’ll appreciate all year long!

Stay tuned. I will post as soon as they become available...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Project Kit - Christmas Rose Wreath

It’s almost time to pull out your holiday decorations and start decking the halls. This month’s project kit will definitely help you get into the holiday spirit. We will be making this beautiful 11" Christmas Rose Wreath.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.)

Wreath Kit - $25
The project kit is just $25 and includes everything below:
(1) Quilling Tool
(8) Pre-cut White Pines paper/cardstock roses
(2) Pre-cut circle bases
(8) Pre-cut leaves
Step-by-Step Instructions/Cutting Guide
Link to Design Space file.

Extra Kits - $17
Extra kits will include all of the pre-cut pieces above, but will not contain an additional Quilling Tool.

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice (Aleen’s Tacky Glue works great)
Artiste and Artistry Cricut Collections (you will only need these if you plan to make more in the future. All Cricut pieces will be pre-cut for you in your kit(s).)

Learn how to roll your own cardstock flowers.

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than November 7th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits ordered by November 7th will be mailed by November 21st.
Kits ordered after November 7th, will be mailed within two weeks.
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me 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.)

Use the drop down menus to choose your kit options.

Christmas Rose Wreath Kit - local

Christmas Rose Wreath Kit - shipped
($6 will be added for shipping)

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

November Promotions

Happy November!
I am excited to share this month’s great promotions with you!

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking Promotion

Experience the “fun” of Fundamentals!

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Click on image to enlarge.

Click here to choose which album you would like in your bundle.

*Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of any free items, including the sheets of White Daisy cardstock (three sheets: $1.19 USD).


Stamp of the Month - Cheers, 2016!

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

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 ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 17
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3 ½" (Y1009)

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


FREE 2-day Online Class at

November 20 - 21, 2015

You’re invited to a free 2-day Close To My Heart workshop hosted on!

Want in? Here’s what to do:
Sign up for a free account.
Search for the class: “Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!” under “upcoming free broadcasts.”
RSVP to the free live class.
On November 20th and 21st between 9 am – 4 pm log into to access the workshop broadcast. Spend time creating while you watch!

And guess what else? 
You could win a free Close To My Heart Everyday Life™ Planner! 
Yep, you heard me. 

Between now and 3 pm MDT on Thursday November 19, 2015 create a piece of artwork inspired by the theme “Create Together.” Take a picture of your artwork and submit it via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #ctmhcreatetogether
We’ll randomly select winners and announce them during the November 20th CreativeLive workshop broadcast—watch to see if you’re a winner!

For a chance to win more prizes be sure to tune into both days of our workshop broadcast! We will be asking and answering live questions streaming in from social media with #ctmhcreativelive. Every comment is entered to win prizes!