Sunday, July 31, 2016

All Good Things Must Come to an End...


Today is the last day to order out of the 2015-2016 Close to my Heart Annual Inspirations catalog and it is the last day to take advantage of the Early Bird Sign-Up Promotion!


Click here to see the products that are still available through 11:59pm (MDT) tonight. Be sure to order your favorites today before they are gone.


It is also the last day to take advantage of the awesome Early Bird Sign-Up Promotion. 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! (Retail value is $32!)


* 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.

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Georgie PML Baby Layout


Tomorrow is the last day to order from the current Close to my Heart catalog. All of the adorable Picture My Life Cards that are in this catalog will be retiring. I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you. The Georgie PML Cards are soooo cute and perfect for baby pages. I created this pocket scrapbook layout using some of the Georgie PML Cards with photos of when my daughter when she was born.

I used one of the journaling cards to create this pocket with my daughter’s name. I cut her name from some Whisper cardstock using my Cricut Explore machine using a font called Lavendaria.


This pocket was created using two PML cards. I cut the title from one card and adhereed it to the outside of the page protector with some 3-D Foam Tape. Then I added a Base & Bling Heart Charm with a little Whisper Twine.


I used a Flip Flap over the top of this pocket and added a Hook & Loop Dot to keep it closed.



Another Flip Flap was used over this pocket as well.


Pocket Scrapbooking is so much fun. It is quick and easy, but you can also embellish the layouts just like a classic layout if you want to spruce it up even more.

Be sure to order your PML Cards before they retire on July 31st.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The adorable Magical Papers, Compliments, and Accessories are so much fun! 
Check out these cute projects...

(If you like the cute card box in the video, be sure to order some before they retire on July 31st.)



Hop on over to my shopping website to order CTMH products.

Going Places Mini Album


There are only a few more days before the current Close to my Heart catalog retires. Some of my favorites products will be going away including these great Mini Mix Albums. I love that the 4" x 4" pages are a mix of vellum, white cardstock, and kraft cardstock. I created this album using the Going Places PML Cards, which will also be retiring at the end of the month.


Last Father’s Day my husband wanted to visit the S.S. Lane Victory ship. I thought this cute mini album would be a perfect way to scrapbook the photos from that day.


The journaling cards from the the Going Places PML Cards pack were perfect for documenting the fun day. I also cut up some of the other cards in the pack to create the fun flag shapes on the cover (with some Whisper Thick Twine) and the fun banner shape on the page below.


Be sure to order your Mini Mix Albums before they retire on July 31st. Hop on over to my shopping website to order yours today.
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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 creativelive.com. 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 creativelive.com. 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 http://fuze.me/32980098 a few minutes before the scheduled webinar time. You can also simply go to www.fuze.com 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.

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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. 


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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.