Monday, December 8, 2014

New Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote Bag are here!

News Flash!  Close To My Heart has received their first batch of tolling totes and shoulder totes and they are available to order.  You have to watch the video to see all the features.  Super Cute!  Perfect for all those crops you will be going to in the new year.


Click HERE to order

Here are some pictures too.





Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday - All Cricut Collections 20% Off and Deal of the Decade!


For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.





Don't have a Cricut?  Ask Santa for one!  Buy your cartridge now and you'll be ready to go come Christmas morning.

AND . . If this deal couldn't get any better, check out this Deal of the Decade.  After you get your cricut cartridges then you can buy as many C or D sized stamps as you want for $10.  See the list below.  

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

Here are the stamps you can get for $10 after spending $50:

Item # Name Page # Item # Name Page #
C1588 GREAT JOB 30 D1560 HOLIDAY TAGS 90
D1599 GEEK IS CHIC 31 C1580 BIG TOP 92
D1556 SCHOOL YEARS 32 D1607 BODACIOUS BANNERS 93
D1555 ALL THE DETAILS 33 C1558 WILD WONDERS 94
C1590 DELIGHFUL DITTY 34 C1601 NURSERY CHARMS 95
D1578 FLIGHT OF THE ARROWS 35 D1584 BIG HUG 96
D1612 TEACHER APPRECIATION 37 D1602 A BUDDING FRIENDSHIP 102
D1605 HALLOWEEN GREETINGS 40 C1597 RAINY DAY 104
C1509 MAGIC POTIONS 42 D1627 YOUR OWN KIND OF WONDERFUL 105
C1522 CREEPY CREATURES 43 C1576 PICK A POSEY 106
D1559 GEOMETRIC BACKGROUNDS 44 C1533 FABULOUS YOU 107
D1544 DISTRESSED BACKGROUNDS 45 D1539 THE HAPPY COUPLE 108
D1604 SEASON OF THANKS 51 D1600 HERE WE GO 114
C1589 LIFETIME OF HAPPINESS 52 C1592 WORLD TRAVELER 115
C1559 ALWAYS GRATEFUL 54 C1578 CAMPER CRAZY 116
C1504 FALL HARVEST 55 C1570 LIFTING SPIRITS 117
C1598 NOEL 55 D1616 HAVE A HAPPY DAY 118
D1550 HAPPY AUTUMN 56 C1561 ONE-WAY BORDERS 119
C1600 HAPPY BIRDS 57 D1541 FAST AND FURIOUS 120
D1542 FOR A FRIEND 58 C1584 FEATHERS 121
D1543 COUNTRY-BORN 59 C1594 TREASURED FRIENDSHIP 126
D1610 CHRISTMAS POST 64 D1609 SEASIDE GREEGINGS 127
D1553 YULETIDE GREETINGS 66 C1537 HONEYCOMB 128
D1554 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 67 C1595 HELLO SUMMER 129
C1591 MERRY, MERRY 68 C1599 PRETTY PETALS 130
D1617 MAKE IT MERRY 69 D1540 IN THE BACKGROUND 132
D1552 MAGICAL DAYS 70 C1556 PAISLEY PERFECT 133
C1567 SANTA CLAUS 71 D1522 GLAMOUR LOWERCASE 135
C1562 MARY AND BABE 72 D1537 GLAMOUR UPPERCASE 135
D1614 REASON FOR THE SEASON 73 D1469 POLKA DOT ALPHABET 137
D1603 SHREDDIN' THE SLOPES 77 D1507 URBAN ALPHABET 137
D1613 BEST CHRISTMAS 78 C1602 MAGICAL MOMENT 154
C1557 POLAR BEAR HOLIDAY 80 D1540 CELEBRATE AUSTALIA ON LINE
C1506 FLAKEY FRIENDS 81 D1641 CELEBRATE NEW ZEALAND ON LINE
D1611 FROSTY FUN 83 D1643 CRICKET ON LINE
D1618 BUILD-A-CAKE 88 D1642 CUTE KOALAS ON LINE

December Stamp of the Month



Purchase this D-size stamp set—available for one month only—for just $5 with your qualifying purchase. That’s over 70% off retail! Simply place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products to qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stinkin' Cute Santa Ornament


A big thank you to the girls at the Cricut With Heart blog.  I pinned this stinkin’ cute ornament last year and it was perfect for my gift to the office girls this year.  Once I cut out everything they came together pretty fast. 

  Here are the details – I tweaked some of the dimensions from their original post. 
  • ·        Body -Artiste – Page 53 – 3D Object, size 4 ½ “ – various red B&T paper and Cranberry or Ruby CS
  • ·        PomPom - Artiste – page 62 – Accent 2, size 1” – silver glitter paper
  • ·        Hat Trim - Artiste – page 62 – Accent 4, size ¾ ” – White Daisy CS
  • ·        Mustache - Artiste – page 67 – Shift, Accent 2, size ¾” – White Daisy CS
  • ·        Nose - Artiste – page 48 – Card, size .40 cm – Parchment CS (retired), (I changed the settings to reflect centimeters)
  • ·        Holly Leaf - Art Philosophy – page 48 - , size 1” – New England Ivy CS
  • ·        Face – 1 ¼” x 2”, Parchment CS (retired)
  • ·        Beard – 3” x 1 ½”, White Daisy CS (I cut strips of 3” wide CS and ran through embossing folder then cut to 1 ½” strips)
  • ·        Other: Bakers twine, glitter gems, Opaques, pink chalk for cheeks.


While the body was still flat I stamped the bottom with B1475 Handmade Stamp (from Seasonal Expressions available December 1st) and initialed and dated it.  Then I did the folds.  Then, while still flat, I adhered the beard, face and hat trim pieces.  Those pieces were trimmed to fit the triangle piece.  The holly leaves, glitter gems, eyes (Opaque gems – retired) were added next.  Bakers twine was doubled, tied in a knot and adhered to the inside top.  Then I applied adhesive to the flaps and formed the triangle box.  The Glitter PomPom was added last.   
PS - that's my cat Yumi in one of the pics.  I was taking the pictures on her perch in front of the window for better lighting and she had to see what was going on.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Artfully Sent Thank You Card

Here is a little Thank You card I made for one of my customers.  I used the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cart, some retired Skylark paper and bronze shimmer trim for the birdie.  And I totally CASE'd it from fellow CTMH consultant Jody at Cre8n' Memories . 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Retail Therapy - CTMH Artfully Sent


I made this card from the new Artfully Sent cartridge.  I had fun making all the purses with my scrap paper.  You'll spy some Bronze Shimmer Trim along with some retired CTMH paper as well as some non-CTMH scraps.  Check out the cartridge HERE.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Now Available!


We just got word that our new Artfully Sent Cricut Cart is now available from Provo Craft!! This cart is a card makers dream!  It has over 700 images on it.  It has over 25 different card themes and 5 different formats - pop ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards.  Also included are 3 "D" size stamp sets that includes an alphabet stamp set, all occasion sentiments and frames.  Plus you get a package of 24 sheets of White Daisy Card Stock.
All this for only $99 + S&H and tax.  If you place your order with me I'll include a FREE paper packet of your choice from the new idea book.  You will also qualify for the September Stamp of the Month.  This offer for free paper pack is only good until Sunday September 14th and only available through me.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Pathfinding #30yearsofhappy

Here is a little 3 x 3 card I made with the zip strip from the Pathfinding paper.  I added one of the images from the #30yearsofhappy stamp set.  Cute!  You can get your own cute stamp set by spending $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!






Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Specials - #30yearsofhappy and SOTM

We have two specials this month:
1st - September is National Stamping Month.  When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!



May I suggest these two stamp sets to help you qualify:

2nd – Our September Stamp of the Month – Family if Forever.  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.





Thursday, August 14, 2014

Picture My Life Cards


During the month of August, when you place an order for any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95, you are eligible to add your choice of one qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-pack for just $3.00! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3.00 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!

Here is a picture of some of the Skylark PML cards.  
And here is a card I made from it.


If you would like to see all the Picture My Life sets click HERE
Remember, Each month Close To My Heart offers a special stamp set available that month only.  For every $50 you spend, you can buy that month’s Stamp of the Month set for $5.  This month is "What a Hoot".  


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Graduation Display Tray

I used some Skylark paper as well as some cardstock from the "Free to be Me" paper pack for this graduation Display Tray. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Skylark Workshop


SKYLARK WORKSHOP $12

WHAT:  SKYLARK SCRAPBOOK AND CARD WORKSHOP
WHERE:  MY HOUSE - CLASS LIMITED TO 6 PEOPLE
WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND 1:00 PM – REGISTER AND PAY BY FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH
COST:  $12 OR FREE WITH A $25 PURCHASE
DETAILS: TWO PAGE SKYLARK LAYOUT PLUS CARD
                 ALL ITEMS PRECUT FOR YOU        
                  DETAILED PROFESSIONAL COLOR INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE
                  INKS AND STAMPS PROVIDED
                  BRING ADHESIVE (TOMBOW, FOAM TAPE, BONDING MEMORIES SUGGESTED)
                        SUGGESTED PICTURE SIZES – 3 – 3.25 X 2.75, 1 – 6 X 4, 1 – 5 X 7, OPTIONAL 4.75 X 3.25

**THIS WORKSHOP DESIGNED BY TRESA BLACK, CTMH INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT WWW.FABULOUSLYARTSY.COM.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  FOR INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY, NO COPYING OR DISTRIBUTING WITHOUT PERMISSION**

Monday, May 26, 2014

Only 5 Days left!


There is only 5 days left to get your "Free to be Me" paper packet for only $5 plus the free workshop.  Here is one of the card you can make with the paper packet.
Click HERE to order. 



During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!
Here is a suggested supply list to get you to the $50.00:
 


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free Workshop With Purchase of Free To Be Me Paper Packet

Yep, that's right.  When you purchase the cool National Scrapbooking Month paper packet from me in May you'll get a free workshop at my house.  We'll make 2 - 2 page layouts and 3 cards from this beautiful paper.  And you'll have plenty of paper left over to make more stuff!  During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!
Here is a suggested supply list to get you to the $50.00:
 
 The Durable Triangle Studs and the Aqua Dots are required for the class but everything else is optional - I'll provide the stamps and inks. 
Want to have the Workshop at your house?  Just gather your friends, place the order and I'll come to your house to teach the workshop.  Please contact me if you have any questions. 
And remember - this exclusive paper packet is only available in May.

Here is the cute May Stamp of the Month.  We'll be using this to make the cards.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day is May 3rd - make a FREE layout!



NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY IS MAY 3RD

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with a FREE layout
Yep, that’s right – come to my house and make a FREE one page layout similar to this one*. AND get a sneak peek at CTMH's National Scrapbooking Month paper packet.
WHEN – Saturday – May 3rd, 1 pm – 4 pm stop in any time – the page will take about 1 hour to complete
WHERE – 8716 Kingsley Drive, Reynoldsburg
RSVP by Friday, May 2nd so I can have your papers ready. 

I’ll be posting all our finished layouts on Instagram to help Big Picture Classes get to 10K layouts! 
WHAT TO BRING? – Nothing! You’ll be using my stash and supplies.  Optional:  Your own adhesive and 3 pictures: 3 ½ x 4 ½
*Colors and Stamped images may vary

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Memories Expo - Special Offer - Free Shipping

Are you going to the Memories Expo next week end?  It's next Friday and Saturday 3/21 and 3/22 at the Fair Grounds.  Even if you are not going I am offering a special promotion during the Expo.  You can purchase any of our 3 exclusive Cricut cartridge bundles for $99 and get FREE shipping and tax.  Each bundle includes 1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items), 3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets, and
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes.  We now have 3 carts to choose from - Art Philosophy, Artiste and the new Artbooking that features lots of scrapbooking layouts. 
Click HERE to see them all including the shape index. 
Remember this offer is only available thru me - your independent Close to My Heart Consultant.  Please email me your order before 3/23 - do not order on my website. 
 






Click HERE to see all three of our exclusive Cricut Carts.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meow

Saw a card like this on Pinterest.  I used our new embossing folder to make the cat. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

4 Things to do before Friday

Friday is the end of January - January 3st!  Can you believe it?

And just so you don't miss out on some great things here are 4 things to do before the end of January:
1 - Last chance to get the Cloud Nine Card kit. Watch the video to see what the kit is all about.  Order HERE.
2 - Last chance to get the January Stamp of the Month - Cross Stitch Wishes
3 - Last chance to get these Retiring Items
4 - Finally - Reserve your copy of the NEW 2014 Spring Summer catalog.  Email me and I'll get a copy to you asap. 



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cloud 9 - Happy Birthday

Here is the other Birthday card we'll be making at the FREE workshop on January 29th.  Just click HERE to place your order before January 15th. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cloud 9 - Hip Hip Hooray

Here is the other Hip Hip Hooray card we'll be making at the FREE workshop on January 29th.  Just click HERE to place your order before January 15th. 
 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cloud 9 - Love You

Here is the Love You card we'll create in the workshop.  I'll show you how our awesome scallop border punch works on this card.
Place your order HERE

The full kit includes:
  • 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  • 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 – Instructional Brochure


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cloud 9 - Thanks

Here is the Thanks card we'll make in the FREE workshop.  I'll show you how to create patterned paper with washi tape in the class.  Just click HERE to place your order. 

The full kit includes:
  • 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  • 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 – Instructional Brochure

Saturday, January 4, 2014

National Papercrafting Month Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit









This video explains everything about the Cloud Nine card making kit.  All for only $15 when you place a qualifying order of $35.  May I suggest:
Z2195 - Lagoon Ink    $5.95
Z2191 - Sunset Ink  $5.95
Z1151 - Foam Tape - $5.95
Z1204 - Bone Folder - $4.95
Z1836 - Non Stick Microtip Scissors - $13.95

You also get a FREE workshop at my house to make your cards.  Place your order before January 15th to attend the FREE workshop on the 29th.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cloud 9 - Just Because

Here is one of the cards we'll make in the FREE Cloud 9 Workshop.  I'll show you the technique I used to make the clouds in the back ground.  Just click HERE to place your order. 

The full kit includes:
  • 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  • 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 – Instructional Brochure



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cloud 9 - Free Workshop

Today is the day!  This cute card kit is available today on my website.  Click HERE to place your order.  



Just place a qualifying order of $35.  May I suggest:
Z2195 - Lagoon Ink    $5.95
Z2191 - Sunset Ink  $5.95
Z1151 - Foam Tape - $5.95
Z1204 - Bone Folder - $4.95
Z1836 - Non Stick Microtip Scissors - $13.95

Or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more*. 

 
The full kit includes:
  • 1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
  • 1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 – Instructional Brochure
You also get a FREE workshop at my house to make your cards.  Place your order before January 15th to attend the FREE workshop on the 29th.