Monday, July 25, 2016

Artistry Layout, FREE Online Class, and Sign-Up Promotion

Last November Close to my Heart participated in an amazing FREE online class at The class is still available to watch here and is jam packed with all kinds of creative project ideas and information about Close to my Heart. If you are thinking about taking advantage of this month’s sign-up promotion, watching the free online class will give you a little glimpse into the CTMH world. You can also visit the New Consultant FAQ page for more information.  

One of the projects we made that weekend was this fun layout using the Zoe papers, Glitter Papers, and the Artistry Cricut Collection. I love mixing and matching colors and patterns from our paper packets.

I used lots of 3-D Foam Tape on this layout to give it dimension. (Those of you who know me well, know that I love my 3-D Foam Tape and use it on almost all of my projects!)

Don’t forget to check out the FREE online class over at If you’d like to order the supplies to make any of the projects shown during the class, hop on over to my website. But hurry because many of the products will be retiring on July 31st.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

My Office this Morning...

One of my favorite things about being a CTMH Consultant is that I can “work” anywhere. My family is up in the mountains this weekend and while everyone is still sleeping, I’m working on the project guide for my July kit. (Did you know that all of the Consultants on my team have free unlimited access to all of my projects guides?)

Have you ever thought about becoming a CTMH Consultant? There is a great sign-up promotion this month! Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Childhood ABC Mini Album

Two of my favorite CTMH products will be retiring at the end of the month—the Childhood Picture My Life Cards and the My Creations Mini Books. I made this fun mini album for my daughter highlighting her Kindergarten years using both. Considering she is going into 4th grade next month, I thought it was time to finally do something with her school photos. She LOVES looking through this mini album.

To create the cover I trimmed down one of the PML cards that says, “Dream Big Little One” and matted it to some cardstock. The pencil was cut out of another PML card and popped up with some 3-D Foam Tape. I cut the yellow cardstock ruler background using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

I created the title on the front page using the font from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (which is also retiring soon) and attached it to one of the journaling cards from the Childhood PML set. 

The best part of the Childhood PML cards is that not only are there super cute image cards, journaling cards, and cards with fun sayings on them, but there are also cards with every letter of the alphabet with a sweet word for each one which is perfect for a Kindergarten album.

I am going to miss making these quick and easy mini albums! I just may need to stock up on some MY Creations Mini Books before they are gone. *Ü*

Here is another fun idea using any left over PML cards that you may have. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Calling all Papercrafters...

Calling all papercrafters! I am excited to share that I recently created a special VIP Facebook group just for you! In the VIP group, I will be sharing fun crafting projects, tips & techniques, specials and promotions, links to great videos, and I will also have awesome giveaways! In fact, I have one going on right now! 

While I have over 1,800 people who have "liked" my CTMH Facebook page, I know that most of them do not see many of my posts. So, while I will continue to post on that page, you will get more inspiration and have more fun in the new Group!

If you like cardmaking, scrapbooking, or any type of papercrafting, you will love the new VIP group. Feel free to invite your friends who might be interested as well. Don't forget about the giveaways!

Contact me with your email address and I will be happy to send you an invitation to the group.  
(As much as I would love to have other CTMH Consultants as part of the group, my VIP group is specifically for my customers and their friends. Thanks for understanding.)

Oh, did I mention GIVEAWAYS????

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July Project Kit - Florence Card Kit

This month’s project kit is a set of your choice of 14 or 28 cards! We will be using the Florence Paper Packet along with a pretty stamp set called A Bunch of Love.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see the shipping option below.)

Florence Card Kit (14 Cards) - $35

Florence Card Kit (28 Cards) - $45

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
You can add any or all of these items to your order when you check out below.

You have the choice to make (14) cards (2 each of 7 designs) as shown in the photo above or (28) cards (4 each of 7 designs.) Select which option you would like in the drop down menu below.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

Card #7

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than July 6th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits ordered by July 6th will be mailed by July 23rd.
Kits ordered after July 6th, 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. $7 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Florence Card Kit - local
Choose your card quantity below.
14 cards - $35
28 cards - $45

Florence Card Kit - shipped ($7 will be added for shipping)
Choose your card quantity below.
14 cards - $35
28 cards - $45

Choose your add-ons below -  (for local or shipped kits)

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Promotions

Early Bird Sign Up Special!
Get new products FREE by joining my team in July!

If you have ever thought about turning your hobby into a lucrative business, now is the time! Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during July is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get:
  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
  • And only during July, you will also receive your choice of a FREE Fundamentals paper packet* and its coordinating Complements with your kit!
These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! 

* Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged on free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.

To learn more, you may also join us for one of our free upcoming Opportunity Webinars. During the webinar, CTMH will walk through the contents of the New Consultant Kit, talk about the Consultant discount, explain how new Consultants can earn free products, and answer the most frequently asked questions. Those who join the webinar will come away understanding what an incredible opportunity it is to join Close To My Heart.

So mark your calendar and attend one of these free 1-hour webinars! 
Wednesday, July 6, 6:00 pm PDT
Monday, July 11, 6:00 pm PDT
Thursday, July 21, 6:00 pm PDT
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am PDT

Join the Opportunity calls via phone by calling 1-201-479-4595. To join online, go to a few minutes before the scheduled webinar time. You can also simply go to or open the Fuze app and enter the meeting ID: 32980098  If you wish to participate online, we encourage you to download the Fuze application beforehand so you can be all set up to enjoy the webinar when it’s time to join.

There are so many reasons to join the CTMH family! If you have questions about becoming a CTMH Consultant, feel free to visit my New Consultant FAQ page here or contact me. I would love to chat with you about it.

Are you ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application.


Stamp of the Month - From the Notebook

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! But hurry. It is only available until the end of the month.

Set of 24
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).

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


Retiring Products

Last chance to get your favorite products before they are gone!

The Close To My Heart list of retiring items has been announced. All of these items will be retiring on July 31st but are only available while supplies last. Get your favorites while you still can. The rolling tote, 3 of my favorite Cricut Cartridges, all of our albums, tons of stamp sets and much, much more will be available through July 31st (or while supplies last)...

Click on the links below to download retiring lists:

Click here to order your favorites before they are gone.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Love Journal

You may remember back in April when I posted this photo and mentioned that there was a lot of  “love” in my craft room that day. I realized that I never posted a follow-up so I thought I’d do that today. My church had a women’s Mother’s Day luncheon where we listened to an amazing speaker, had a delicious lunch, shared some wonderful fellowship, and made a fun little craft project. The topic that day was on love, so we thought it would be fun to have all of the ladies make a journal where they could record their thoughts and prayers about family, friendships, love, etc.  

Since we only had 15 minutes for the craft project, it had to be something quick and easy. I cut 75 “love” images from page 35 of the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge from various colored cardstock. I cut two sizes of flowers using the image on page 29 of the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from some patterned paper from the Sangria Collection. Each person at the luncheon received a journal which we covered with Kraft cardstock, along with the cut flowers, leaves, a clear sparkle, and some Foam adhesive. They inked the edges of the flowers with Chocolate ink and decorated their own journals. 

(Just an FYI, three of CTMH’s Cricut Collections will be retiring on July 31st including Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artfully Sent. So if you have been wanting any of these great Collections, be sure to order them while you can before they retire.)

Some of us decided to go one step further and doodle on the cover of our journals. Some added bible verses, notes from the speaker’s presentation, and/or doodled artwork.

We had a great time honoring the Lord and each other that day. Here is a photo of the ladies who sat at my table with their finished journals. I am so blessed to attend a church with such amazing women. I love them so much!