Monday, August 31, 2015

Last day to get retiring items...

I am excited that our new catalogs go live tomorrow. However, in order to make room for all of the fabulous new goodies, CTMH must retire some of the older ones. Today is the last day to purchase items out of the current Annual Inspirations catalog and the Seasonal Expressions catalog. It is also the last day to take advantage of the August Stamp of the Month. Be sure to order your favorites before they are gone...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Last Day for Former CTMH Consultants Special

Only one more day for former Close To My Heart Consultants to take advantage of this great offer! CTMH is offering a special discounted “Essentials Kit” to anyone who wishes to rejoin Close To My Heart. This special is only available until August 31st.

Have questions? Feel free to contact me or visit my New Consultant FAQ page here. Or if you are ready to resign up, just hop on over to my website here and make sure to log in with the previous email and password that you used when you were active, in order to gain access to the special $49 kit.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zoe Heart Tin

I made this project with a super fun group of gals who are on my CTMH team. The project was taught by the amazingly creative Joyce Ciechanowski. She provided each of us with a cute heart shaped tin and we used the new Zoe Papers and Compliments to decorate it.

I also used a piece of Flaxen Extra Thick Twine around the edges (which was a great way to hide the imperfections in my cutting) and a few retired Oceanside Sequins. I popped up the “Blessed Life” banner and flower Compliments with some 3-D Foam Tape as well. My daughter and I are trying to decide who gets to display it in their room. I may just have to make another one for her. *Ü* 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Project Kit - Zoe Artistry Card Kit

This month’s project kit is so much fun because not only does it use the fun new Zoe paper, but it also incorporates the brand new Artistry Cricut Collection! Plus, I have a special surprise for those of you who order the new Artistry Cricut Collection this month! Anyone who orders the Artistry Cricut Collection from me by August 31st, will receive this project kit for FREE!*

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm. (If you'd like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The project kit is $25 (see how to get the kit for free below) and includes all of the following to make a set of 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and (6) lined envelopes:

  • (1) Zoe Paper Packet
  • (1) package of Sparkle Clear Assortment
  • (6) White Daisy 4¼" x 5½" Envelopes
  • Pre-cut Cricut shapes
  • Pre-stamped images (all stamps used in this project come with the Artistry Cricut Collection)
  • Step-by-Step Instruction/Cutting Guide
  • Link to Design Space file

***SPECIAL*** If you order the Artistry Cricut Collection from me during the month of August, I will send you the kit for FREE!!!!*

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
Paper Trimmer
Ink Pads: Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
Artistry Cricut Collection (images will be precut and pre-stamped in this kit, but you will need the Cricut Collection if you would like to make more in the future.)

You will make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and you will learn how to line the inside of your envelopes to match the cards.  

Card #1 has a sweet “hello” message floating on the inside of the die-cut center and a delicate flower on the corner.

This is one of my favorite images on the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.

The inside of card #1 has generous space to write your message along with a stamped flower cluster in the bottom corner.

Card #2 is an easel card that stands up to display the simple card front.

This is what the card looks like from the side when it is standing.

When the card is closed, your recipient sees a sweet message to “smile.”

Although the card front is simple, it has some dimension to make it more interesting.

The bottom of the inside of the card has another happy message.

Card #3 looks simple at first glance...

...but when you look closely, you will notice how much depth it actually has. This is a REALLY fun card to make and I know the recipient will enjoy it as much as you will making it.

Isn’t the cute die-cut heart with the bitty sparkle inside sweet?

Thank you for the great response.
Kits are now sold out.

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

Lots of GREAT promotions in August!

Get Organized!
Get your hands on the latest organization products 
along with some great freebies during August!

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price ($17.95) and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! (See below.)

Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price ($18.95) and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! (See below.)

All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Click here or on the image below to place your order.


August Stamp of the Month - Framed
Get this versatile 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 12
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

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

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


NEW Artistry Cricut Collection is now available!

Our newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

For more information this fantastic new Cricut Collection and to see what images are on it, visit my Artistry page here.

Order your Artistry Cricut Collection today!


NEW Consultant Kit is here!
(PLUS a special offer for Former Consultants)

If you have ever thought about joining Close to my Heart as a Consultant, now is the prefect time! The brand new Consultant Kit is available and it contains all new products that haven’t even been released yet! 

For only $129, the New Consultant Kit includes everything you need to hit the ground running, including a huge supply of CTMH products valued at over $445. You will be equipped with all the tools to hold your first Gathering and clubs, and start your business off on the right foot. Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join and discover all of the wonderful rewards of being a CTMH Consultant. Plus, you can earn additional rewards through the Straight tot the Top Program. 

If you are a Former CTMH Consultant, there is a very special promotion just for you! For a limited time only, you can re-sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant AND receive a special Essentials New Consultant Kit for only $49 plus shipping and handling! With the debut of both a new 2015–2016 Annual Inspirations idea book and a 2015 Holiday Expressions idea book, now is a better time than ever to be a Close To My Heart Consultant. Additionally, once you are approved as a new Consultant, you can order from the new idea books early as part of the August Consultant preview period. Plus, you’ll receive 22% commission on all your purchases! (Contact me for details on this special, limited-time offer.)

Visit my New Consultant FAQ page here for more information.

Have questions? Feel free to contact me.

Ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application.


NEW Zoe Collection Now Available!

Even though the new Annual Inspirations catalog doesn’t go live until next month, CTMH has released one of the new Collections early! (It is a CUTE one too!) Introducing the new Zoe Collection. The items that are available to order now include: