Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

This beautiful card was sent to me from the CTMH Home Office, along with a special, heartfelt note from Jeanette Lynton, CTMH’s founder and CEO. I wanted to share the beautiful card with you as well. Wishing you all a VERY Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Promotions

Happy December everyone! I am excited to share this month’s fabulous promotions with you!

Through the Year Calendar Kit — December Special

Create a custom photo calendar for the year with this amazing kit!

Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12" × 12" scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favorite memories throughout the coming year!

You can choose the kit with the stamp set for just $67.97 $56.90!

Or if you already have the November Stamp of the Month, you can choose the kit without the stamp set for just $50.02 $38.95!

Click to enlarge the photo below to see all 12 of the layouts for each month.

For Hostess: When you host a party in December that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than January 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit (CC1344) — that’s a $50.02 value, totally free! Contact me for more info on scheduling an in-home party and/or setting up an online party.

For New Consultants: Anyone who joins my team in December will receive a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit (CC1344) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $50.02 value, totally free! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more info on becoming a Consultant.

Click here to order your kit.

* Offer available December 1–31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.


December Stamp of the Month — A Little Bit of Pun

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! This set is perfect fr making cute Valentine’s Cards.

Set of 17
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

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

*Stamp of the Month is only available December 1– 31, 2017.


Join my team and receive the brand new Consultant Kit

Do you love Close to my Heart products? Would you like to get them at a discount? How would you like to turn your hobby into a lucrative business? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, becoming a CTMH Consultant just might be for you!

The New Consultant Kit is filled with brand new products that you are going to LOVE! Plus, you also get $50 in CTMH Cash (credit for you to choose even more goodies) along with the kit. ANNND...when you join my team in December, you will also receive a Through the Years Calendar Kit for FREE!
  • Have questions? Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more information.
  • Have more questions? Feel free to contact me
  • Ready to sign up? Click here for the online application.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Sale - Up to 40% off Organization

Today only, save big on our versatile Workspace Wonder™ organization system. Build your own custom storage solution for organizing all your crafting supplies. Save 30% on individual components like the paper tray or the stamp pad stack, OR save 40% on bundles we have assembled especially for this sale! These offers are only valid for a limited time while supplies last!

Visit my website for all the great deals.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Flash Sale!

If you love CTMH’s Cut Above Kits, you are in luck! Today only, all Cut Above Scrapbooking Kits are 50% off! There are kits as low as $5.98! Hop on over to my website to see the kits that are on sale today. But hurry because they are only available today while supplies last and they are going FAST!

Here are a few of the layouts that you can make from some of the kits on sale...

PLUS, if you order one of the Baby Girl or Baby BoyThe Story Begins” 20-page kits, you can choose one of our My Legacy albums for 30% off! This kit makes an entire album highlighting baby’s first year. (This would make a great gift for new moms, grandparents, or yourself if you are like me and need to catch up on your kiddos’ first year layouts!)

Click here or on the link below to see which kits are still available.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be grateful for this year, including all of you! Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Basics Fundamentals You are Loved Baby Layout

CTMH’s Basics Paper Fundamentals are my favorite Fundamentals Collection. The colors used from the Basics palette pair really well with any of the other colors. I created this layout using the “Color of the Year” called Bashful as my accent color.

The Gold Clips are lots of fun and coordinate really well with the Basics Fundamentals. I used one of the Gold Arrow Clips on my journaling panel below.

In addition to the beautiful double sided paper, I used the coordinating Better Together Compliments pack which includes stickers, and gold foil chipboard designs. I didn’t do any stamping on this layout. All of the images are from the Compliments packet. (Quick and easy!)

I did use a small strip of the Gold Foil Paper , which coordinates perfectly, on the top and bottom of the layout.

The flowers were created using the Flower Market Cricut cartridge, some Bashful cardstock and a self-adhesive Bashful Pearl in the center.

Did you know that all of our Fundamentals Collections are on sale this month, including my favorite, the Basics Collection? You can get them at up to 40% off! 

Visit my website to see all of the great deals on the Fundamentals, but don’t wait too long. The special discounts are only available through November 30th while supplies last and they are selling out quickly.

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Project Kit - Silver and Gold Scrapbook Layouts

This month’s project kit will help you document your holidays. We will be creating the Silver and Gold Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way Kit with optional add-on cards. We will be making (3) 12" x 12" double page layouts with optional pocket pages to add more photos! You can even add-on the coordinating stamp set and Thin Cuts to make (9) fall-themed cards.

The local class will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm. Or if you are not local, you can order your kit to be shipped to you using the “shipped” option below.

Basic kit to make (3) layouts and pocket pages is $30 and includes:

Add on Memory Protector pocket pages of your choice to add more photos to your layouts. There are 4 sizes to choose from.

Add on the following to create (3) each of (3) card designs: (Note: this is the same stamp set and Thin Cuts we used for last month's project, so if you already have it, you do not need to order it again.)

Stamp only - $14

Stamp/Thin Cuts Bundle - $23

Other supplies needed to create cards:

 Create these (3) 12" x 12" double page scrapbook pages.

Add-on Memory Protector Pocket Pages of your choice (4 sizes to choose from) to add more photos to your layouts.

Add on the coordinating stamp set and Thin Cuts to make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs.)

Kits ordered by November 9th will be mailed by November 18th.
Kits ordered after November 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.)

Silver and Gold Basic Scrapbooking Kit - local

Silver and Gold Scrapbooking Kit - shipped
$30 ($6 will be added for shipping)

Silver and Gold Add On Options

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Promotions

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

Just for FUN—November Promotion

Save 40% on bundles of Fundamental crafting products,
or 30% on individual items

The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!

November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of your projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free! Contact me to schedule an in-home party or an online party, or I can simply set up an link on my website for you and your friends to order and if you reach $150 then you will get hostess rewards!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more information on joining my team.

Click here to see all of the Fundamental special options.

* Offer available November 1–30, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.


November Stamp of the Month — Through the Year

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!

Plus, by getting this awesome stamp set in November, you'll be ready to make the Through the Year Calendar Kit coming out next month! Stay tuned for more details to come next month!

Set of 28
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

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

*Stamp of the Month is only available November 1– 30, 2017.


Holiday Expressions Project Ideas

Get inspiration for all of your holiday crafting—from decor to gift tags—in our Holiday Expressions idea book. Watch the video below to get an idea of what you can do...

Contact me or visit my website to purchase any of the products to create these fun projects.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Embossed Rose Birthday Card

One of the benefits of using CTMH’s clear stamps is that you can see through them while you are stamping. The Beautiful You stamp set contains some fun 3-step stamps that would be nearly impossible to use without the benefit of being able to see exactly where you are stamping.

I used Bashful, Pixie and Raspberry inks to stamp the flower on this card. Because I could see through each layered stamp, I was able to perfectly stamp each color on top of the other to create the multicolored rose. The leaves are stamped with Sweet Leaf and Fern. This set also comes with coordinating Thin Cuts Dies to perfectly die cut each image as well. (LOVE the Thin Cuts!) Or if you'd rather, you can order the stamp set separately and then “fussy cut” the images with Micro-Tip Scissors.

After creating the flower, I scored and folded a piece of 4¼" x 11" White Daisy cardstock in half and then embossed the bottom ⅔ portion of the card front with the Rose Embossing Folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Pewter ink just above the score line. (The stamp actually has a slight curve to it because it was created to coordinate with the banners in the Golden Moments Cut Above Card Kit, but because it is a clear stamp, I was able to manipulate it enough on my block to make it straight. (Gotta love CTMH’s clear stamps!)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Die Cut Camouflage Christmas Card

I am taking a great online class right now called “Merry Making” offered by Yesterday’s class was all about die cuts which is what inspired this card. 

I started with a piece of patterned paper from Close to my Heart’s Silver & Gold Collection. I distressed the paper by sponging some Glacier, Juniper, and Lagoon ink on it first. I also stamped some “splats” using the Splash of Color stamp set. Then I stamped some snowflakes and swirls from the stamp that comes with the Merriest Wishes Card Kit in Pebble and Heather ink. Finally I heat embossed some stars from the First Noel stamp set and the edges of the paper with Silver Embossing Powder. (You can see what the original paper looked like, before I distressed it, in the background of my photos.)  

After creating the background paper, I used the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet dies to cut the word “JOY” from the paper. I also cut the letters 3 more times from a piece of white cardstock. I layered the white cardstock letters on top of each other to create a thick chipboard look. Then I adhered the patterned paper letters on top. After matting the patterned paper to the card base, I adhered the faux chipboard letters in the openings which created the “camouflage” effect.

I die cut a white cardstock banner shape using the medium banner from the Thin Cuts Basic Banners set, then embossed the sentiment from the First Noel stamp set with Silver Embossing Powder. I also embossed a thin strip of white cardstock with the word Christmas from the same stamp set and trimmed it so it looks like it’s tucked in under the letter “Y.” I added a few Bitty Sparkles to the tiny stars to finish off the card.

I love that the card looks so different depending on the angle. The dimension from the die cut “camouflage” letters is so much fun!