Monday, April 29, 2024

New CTMH goodies available on May 1st!

As many of you know, my new creative adventure as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator starts on May 1st. What you may not know, is that one of the exciting things that Close to my Heart has arranged as they prepare to close their doors, is for many of the new products that they designed for upcoming releases to be available through SU! instead!

How and when can you order?
You will be able to order these CTMH designed products on my new Stampin’ Up! website Once you are on my new site, simply go to the menu, select “Shop Products,” then click “CTMH Product.” The new products will be released throughout May, June, July, and August as they become available starting on May 1st. To make sure you are able to purchase the new collections, you will want to set up your online shopping account on May 1st.

Who can purchase the items?
These products are only available to former CTMH Makers, VIP customers, and customers who had an online account with Close To My Heart. This is because Stampin’ Up! was only able to acquire a certain number of products from Close To My Heart for release. And while this is an exclusive offer, these Close To My Heart product quantities are limited and while supplies last.

Are you a CTMH VIP Customer?
All former CTMH VIP's will receive a FREE new 2024-2025 Stampin' Up! annual catalog with their first order in May! They don't have a VIP program YET, but they still want to let our former VIP's know they are special!

Enjoy the Ride Paper Collection
The first collection that will be available is called Enjoy the Ride. It is a super fun collection and is expected to sell out quickly! It includes a paper packet, sticker sheet, dots, two-toned cardstock, cardmaking stamp set & thin cuts, scrapbooking stamp set & thin cuts, a scrapbooking workshop kit, and a cardmaking workshop kit. Remember, these products will not be available until May 1st on my new website but you can set up your online shopping account on May 1st. Be sure to order anything you want right away on May 1st, because, unfortunately, we anticipate the buying frenzy of CTMH products will continue.

Here's a sneak peek at the Enjoy the Ride Collection...

Remember, these products will not be available until May 1st on my new website To set up your online shopping account, you will want to click the heart icon in the upper right corner of the page (next to the shopping cart.) Then click “Create a new account” on the bottom. Make sure to use the same email address that you used for CTMH so you will be eligible to order the CTMH designed collections. Note: If you do this before 5/1/24, it will not show me as your demonstrator. If you place an order after 5/1, you can then choose me as your demonstrator.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me

Friday, April 19, 2024

Card and Flowers from CTMH

I received the most beautiful card and gorgeous flowers from Close to my Heart for promoting to the Founder title. I wanted to share the happiness with you. 

Isn’t the card pretty? It looks like the art department used the Flower Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts along with some die cuts using the Decorative Shapes Thin Cuts. The pink patterned paper is from the Jan-Feb 2024 Mix-Ins and the green paper with the leaves is from the Mar-Apr 2024 Mix-Ins. They also did some hand stitching the large flower and some faux ink stitching on the large circle. This is one of my all time favorite cards and I will treasure it forever! 

I also received this bouquet of gorgeous flowers with a very sweet note of congratulations. 

I am truly touched. The CTMH Home Office and Executive Team have always been so kind and so encouraging! I will miss so much about CTMH, but I think the people are what I will miss the most.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Cute Little Hedgehogs Card

I am in love with the adorable Little Hedgehogs April Stamp of the Month. How cute is this little guy? I created the top panel of the card by die cutting a piece of White Daisy cardstock using the medium sized Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts die. I hand cut some cloud shapes from some scrap cardstock. I placed them on the diet cut rectangle and lightly swirled some Capri ink over the clouds with a Blending Brush to create the background. Then I stamped the hedgehog on a piece of scrap cardstock with Black Memento ink. I colored him in with a variety of TriBlend Markers and then cut him out using my Micro-Tip Scissors. I matted a piece of patterned paper from the Honey Bunny Paper Packet to a piece of Espresso cardstock and then adhered it to a standard sized card base. I matted the inked rectage to another piece of Espresso cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card. 

I cut a small White Daisy banner shape and stamped the sentiment from a retired set called For All Occasions in Espresso ink. I adhered the banner and the little hedgehog to the card with some Thin 3-D Foam Tape to finish it off.

Don't forget that you can get the Little Hedgehogs stamp set for just $5 with a $50 order on my website through the end of April. Or if you are part of the VIP program, you can get it for free.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

April CTMH Promotions and Specials

April CTMH Promotions and Specials 

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Liquidation Sale

Incredible prices on CTMH products while supplies last!

Shop major discounts on a wide variety of items on my website as CTMH starts liquidating their inventory! They have added DEEP discounts to everything from shimmer brushes, TriBlend markers, specialty papers, and acrylic shapes, to embellishments, blocks, Thin Cuts, how-to guides, and MUCH more!

Order your deeply discounted products here.

Available while supplies last.
Shipping assessed on full retail value of all items.

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New CTMH Products

available while supplies last!

Order new CTMH products while supplies last here.

Available while supplies last.
Shipping assessed on full retail value of all items.

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April Stamp of the Month

Little Hedgehogs 

With a minimum qualifying order, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month for just $5! (Or get it FREE as a VIP customer!) Add the stamp of the month to your cart at full retail price ($19.95) or with a qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5.

Set of 15
Recommended blocks:
1" x 1",  2" x 2", 3" x 3", 4" x 4"

Order your Stamp of the Month here.

Available April 1 - April 30, 2024.

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Big Changes Ahead...

As many of you know, after 40 years in the papercrafting industry, Close to my Heart will be closing its doors. I cannot begin to tell you how much this company has impacted my life over the past 19 years that I have worked with them. CTMH has provided opportunities for me to grow personally, creatively, and professionally. I have done business and creative presentations on stage at Conventions numerous times, designed workshops for the home office, designed projects that were published in CTMH books, served on the Advisory Board, served on the Product Strategy Committee, reordered corporate training videos, earned 7 incentive trips, and have enjoyed every minute of it! Not only has it been a creative outlet for me and provided a nice income for my family, but it has also brought so many incredible people into my life and I have been blessed with some amazing friendships!

In front of the CTMH Home Office

Jeanette Lynton and me at one of the CTMH Conventions 

On stage when they announced the new CTMH Advisory Board

The Extravaganza Presenters at a CTMH Convention. 
Extravaganza was tons of amazing create classes taught back to back.

As they say, when one door closes, another opens. CTMH has been working closely with Stampin' Up! to help find a new home for CTMH Makers and customers. I am thrilled to announce that as of May 1, 2024, I will continue my creative journey as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I had the privilege of attending a special event at Stampin' Up! a couple weeks ago for CTMH leaders, where I was able to meet the SU! executive team and learn more about the company. It was an amazing experience. I was not only impressed with their beautiful corporate office in Utah, but by the wonderful people who work there! The entire team including the CEO, all of the department heads, the Demonstrator Support Team, and everyone else I had the opportunity to meet, were incredibly kind and welcoming. I felt at home as soon as I walked into their building.

In front of the Stampin' Up! Corporate Office in Utah

So many beautiful colors on display in the SU! office!

This is a photo of me with Sara Douglass, SU's CEO, and Monica Wihongi, CTMH's President. Two beautiful people who have worked really hard to help with the transition. 

If you are wondering what the transition will look like, I am contracted with CTMH through April 30, 2024 and you will be able to order from my CTMH website until then. On May 1, 2024, I will be contracted with Stampin' Up! and will share my new website information then. My email address, blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram information will not change. I will continue with my monthly Creative Club, with a few minor changes. If you have any specific questions about the transition, feel free to reach out to me. I would be happy to share more. I am very excited about what the future holds...