Monday, May 18, 2015

More Taste of Summer

 Did you notice these are the same cards, but with different papers?  These papers are so versitle that you can make beautiful artwork with the whole pack.
Contact me or just order online at  How do you qualify for this great deal?  There is no qualifying purchase needed, just go ahead and buy as many as you want.  Enjoy!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Taste of Summer

 Here are a couple of examples of great cards and a two page layout using the Taste of Summer Papers.  So bright and cheery!  Don't miss out, get yours soon!

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's National Scrapbooking Month!

And to celebrate all that is paper and summer, CTMH is offering the exclusive mouth-watering Taste of Summer paper pack.  Available for only $8.95!  This paper pack is only available during the month of May and includes 12 sheets of B&T Duos papers - two each of six designs.  (there is no cardstock included in this pack)

 These papers pair nicely with the following colors of cardstock:  Canary, Gypsy, Hollyhock, Honey, Juniper, Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Thistle and Topiary.

Also as a special bonus, during this month you can purchase the Taste of Summer Stamp set for $17.95.

Paper packs are while supplies last, but the stamp sets are here for the whole month!  Start your May off with these bright and yummy papers and stamps.  Contact me today!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed the artwork so far. There are over 60 consultants participating in this hop.  If you have come from Donna's Blog, then you are on the right path.  To see the complete list, click HERE.

This month we are featuring the May Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' (S1505).  A set of 14 stamps with shapes and sayings.

I made this standard sized card using the card pattern found on page 43 of the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 .  I also used new products from the 2nd Seasonal Expressions:  Jackson Paper Pack (X7195B) and Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039).  And old favorites: Cocoa and Desert Sand Cardstock and Cocoa Ink.

This stampset is also a great asset for scrapbooking.  Now head on over to Darlys Recker's blog to see her creations.  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Does this make you dream of the beach, or spending time at the lake?  I for one can't wait for summer.  School is out, flip flops all day, spending a lazy day with the kiddos.  Heaven!

This card was created using the Seaside Paper Pack, Desert Sand Cardstock, Glacier Ink and
Brown Baker's Twine.  The stamp set is Beach Gear (A1164)  A set of 4 stamps all about summer. The fourth stamp is a sun, so all the fun is covered.

Dreaming for summer......

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Blossom Cardmaking Kit

Do you love making cards?  These card making kits are just great for putting together handmade cards.  All of the items necessary to make 15 cards are right here, with cutting instructions and helpful hints.  You will make 5 cards of each of the 3 designs.  Try one....I'm sure you will love them


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy to be Friends

Made this little card the other day using the Brushed Paper Pack and Happy to be Friends (C1605).  This is such a springy paper pack:  pinks, yellows and greens.  Of course I had to add a little shine with the Pink Shimmer Trim.  The pink and yellow flowers are cut out and added on top of the green leaves.

Enjoy the April Showers

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Deal of the Day

April is really flying by!  Have you gotten your Deal of the Day?  Remember during the month of April, you have the opportunity to grab a deal every day from Close To My Heart.  What are the deals?  We feature a random Grab Bag filled with current and retired CTMH products available for purchase at a major discount.  To grab a bag, just place any current, full-priced item in your shopping cart on my website   and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish!  (while supplies last)  Visit early and often, have fun!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 is HERE!

This great little catalog is full of wonderful new products to make you get out those scissors and start crafting!   Two new Hostess Stamp Sets, Two new Paper Packs, Embellishments, Stamps, Crush Books and more.  Check HERE for a view online of both catalogs that are live now, or contact me your a peek at one of your very own.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello!  So glad you are stopping by!  Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Jeanie's Blog, you are on the right track.  There are over 60 consultants who are participating in the hop this month.  If you get lost along the way, go to Melinda's Blog to get the entire list.

This month we are showcasing (S1504) Typed Note.  A set of 19 stamps featuring lots of much needed sentiments, old fashioned typewriter and hand.  Great for any occasion.    

I chose Lagoon, Black and White Daisy for my cards this round.  And what better paper to use with that combo than Chalk It Up (X7184B)  
 This card pattern is from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 on page 45.  The typewriter fit just perfectly in the middle space.  Black and Teal Shimmer Trim and an Epoxy Bubble from the Black and Grey set finishes it off.
These cards also have the same Shimmer Trim and Epoxy Bubbles.  The hand on the card on the left is cut out to give a little more dimension.  

Now hop on over to Terry Ann's Blog to check out her fantastic artwork.  Enjoy your journey!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Don't miss out on Hopscotch!

This paper pack is going to be gone at the end of the month.   Hopscotch (X7194B) is a cute summery pack featuring the colors: Colonial White, Flaxen, Glacier, Indian Corn Blue, Ponderosa Pine, Smoothie and Sunset.  There are also coordinating Compliments  and the 8-piece Mini Badge Buttons.  Check out the Seasonal Expressions to see what other items can be used with this set.  Don't miss out!
See you soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Stamp of the Month

 This month, Choose Happy is our featured set.  Have you checked out the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop yet?  Click HERE to start.  This is a set of 14 stamps with contains 4 frames, words and doodles.
With an order of $50 in products, you can purchase this set for just $5.  Put your order in today and don't miss out on this great set.


Monday, March 9, 2015


This one of my many favorites from the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  Brushstrokes is a set of eight stamps and as you see here in the two cards made by the talented guys at CTMH, its a pretty great set.  Use one color, two colors or multiple colors to make a beautiful art piece.

There are several things in the Seasonal Expressions that will be going away at the end of this month.  Some papers, embellishments and more. Don't miss out on getting your order in!

Contact me today!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Join Close To My Heart this Month!

Thinking about joining Close To My Heart?  March is the month to do it!!  During the month of March, new consultants who enroll with receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26) in their New Consultant Kit.  Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies.

Additionally, New Consultants who remit $300 worth of comissionable sales in their first 40 days after their kit ships, will receive the Rolling Tote as a free bonus (not including shipping/handling)  Great deals and a great experience!  Call or email me today


Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello Hoppers!  So glad you could stop by.  If you have come from Jennifer's Blog, you are on the right track. Welcome to my blog and the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  There is so much great artwork to view this month.  Enjoy the hop and let's get started!
 Choose Happy (S1503) is the Stamp of the Month for March.  I used the Hopscotch Paper Pack (X7194B) found in the Seasonal Expressions.  I added Black Cardstock, Black Ink,  Black Baker's Twine and a little blue butterfly Puffie from the Junebug Collection also found in the Seasonal Expressions.
 This card also was made using Hopscotch, with the addition of Black Cardstock.  Gold Sequins and Black Shimmer Trim finish it off.
 The third card with Hopscotch is a top fold card, using a stamp from this set as a balloon string.  I stamped the balloon on the back side of Pink Glitter Paper using the Cricut Birthday Set for Artiste.  You could always cut the balloon out with the Cricut!  The number strip is a zip strip from the paper pack.  With each piece of designed paper, you will get a strip to cut off and use anywhere!

Choose Happy is a great set for scrapbooking too.  Just imagine all of the possibilities for these frames.   Now hop on over to Wendy's blog to see what she has created.

Thanks for stopping,

Friday, February 27, 2015

A quick layout using Hopscotch

Here is a one page layout with the Hopscotch Paper Pack.  The title is stamped with A Typeface (A1117) and the heart is from The Happy Couple (D1539).  Just stamp the back side to not have the words show.  There are also a couple of images from retired Solos.  Loved those stamp sets.  With a few Flamingo Dots sprinkled in, that's the layout.

Over at Heart2Heart, they are having a Pink Challenge.  Go on over and check out all the artwork they have!

Thanks for looking

Monday, February 23, 2015

Don't Miss Out on the Stamp of the Month

One last card this month with Heartstrings and the Stamp of the Month.  The sentiment for this card is from the set called Happy To Be Friends (C1605).  This set can be found in the Seasonal Expressions on page 17 or HERE on my website.  With two strips of Glitter Paper cut and a piece of White Shimmer Trim, I made the 3 flags coming off of the flower.  Pretty colors for a special person.  Enjoy the rest of the month!


Monday, February 9, 2015

A Happy Hello!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I would use the February Stamp of the Month in a Valentine's card.

I used the Heartstrings Paper Pack with Cranberry and Black.  I added some bling with 
Silver Shimmer Trim and Sparkles and a bow in Gray Baker's Twine.  I think there is someone out there that might enjoy getting this in the mail.  Hope your day is as special as you are!

To see more artwork using the February Stamp of the Month, check HERE for the Blog Hop!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Album Allure The February Constant Campaign

Some albums are Ruby and others are Lagoon; they are all buy one get on half off- what a deal!  During the month of February, when you purchase one of our coated canvas albums, you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. Thats a savings of over $17!  These albums are available in both post bound and d-ring styles.  Check HERE for information and my shopping website.

Product Item Numbers for Qualifying Albums:
Z2090  Lagoon Chevron D-ring
Z2092  Lagoon Chevron Post-Bound
Z2091  Ruby Floral D-ring
Z2093  Ruby Floral Post-Bound
Z3034  Black D-ring
Z2094  Black Post-Bound

Get your great deal today!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you have come from Jeanie's Blog,  then you are on the right track.  To see all of the hoppers participating in the hop, check HERE.

A Happy Hello (S1502) is the February Stamp of the Month. This is a set of 15 stamps and can only be ordered during the month of February.

The two cards above were made using the Brushed Paper Pack, found on page 99 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I love those colors together.  When I make cards, I usually use the smaller patterned papers and save the big bold papers for layouts.  I popped up the top flower on the left card as well as the center of the right card.  Did you notice the piece of Glitter Paper?  It's from the Teal Collection.  And of course I had to use those cute little Junebug Puffies found on page 35 of the Seasonal Expressions.

Now hop on over to Tina's Blog to see the beautiful work she has created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CAS Heart 2Heart Challenge

Thought I would give a try to a challenge again this month.  Over at Heart 2 Heart, they have a Clean And Simple Challenge for this week.  I used Ruby Cardstock and Ink for this card.  As well as Black and of course White Daisy. I sponged the edges of the Ruby squares and heart with Whisper Ink.  The heart is also popped out with a Foam Square.  All papers, stampset and inks are Close To My Heart.  The Stamp Set is D1571, Sweet and Lovely from the Cricut Artbooking Collection.

Go on over to Heart 2 Heart and try their challenges.  I plan on doing more!

Thanks for looking


Monday, January 19, 2015

Don't forget to schedule that January Gathering!

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards.  This means that on a $350 gathering instead of $60 in hostess rewards, you will receive $90.  Don't miss out because time is running out!


Thursday, January 15, 2015


Heartstrings is one of the newest paper packs that Close To My Heart has introduced.  It can be found in the Seasonal Expressions.  Just in time for the Valentine holiday, but oh, so versatile to use.  Only one piece of the set has hearts, so this beautiful paper can be used anywhere.  The colors include: Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Hollyhock, Lagoon, Whisper and White Daisy.  Here are a couple of photos of artwork from CTMH.  Don't you just love what they have done?


This paper is only available thru March.  Contact me to get your pack today or click here to shop.

Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

National Papercrafting Month!

Due to ALOT of things going on in December, I took a little time off from blogging.  I guess we have gotten into January a little ways, but I am back, ready to share all the great things going on with Close To My Heart!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we invite you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months.  Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!  During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you can purchase this kit for just $5.  Or for an additional $5, you can order the kit PLUS the My Creations Mini Kraft Book.  For more info check HERE.  A stamp set, paper, stickers....all the great products to make a memorable keepsake.  Only in January.  Contact me to order yours or order products online HERE

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