Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Fair in Plumas Lake, CA

You're invited to the 1st Annual One Stop Shop! Skip the crowds at the mall and enjoy your favorite sellers under one roof. Free admission, free raffles, free food and Silent Auction!

Date: Saturday November 12th
Time: 12 noon until 5 pm

Sponsored by:

Close To My Heart
Cookie Lee
Half My Heart Boutique
Mary Kay
Thirty-One Gifts

Contact me for address at or 530-749-9774.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Two great stamp sets for only $5 each!

Happy November! It's a brand new month and we have 2 brand new offers for you!! First is the November Stamp of the Month, Cherish the Day. It coordinates with our awesome Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!
November SOTM Cherish the Day

There are two ways of getting this beautiful set, purchase at full price of $17.95 or with a $50 order is yours for only $5! But wait, there's more.... During the month of November you can order the gorgeous Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5, with your $25 stamp purchase. This is an EXCLUSIVE set, not in the catalog and only available until the end of the month. It is gorgeous, check it out for yourself!
Holiday Wishes

I can't wait to get some Christmas cards done!! And of course, the stamps coordinate with our awesome Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!!!

Let's break it down:

-When you spend $50 you get the November Stamp of the Month for $5! (retails price $17.95)

-When you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set for $5! (retail price $17.95)

-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10. That’s a SAVINGS of $25.90!

To order, simply visit my website at or email at

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Clearance Items added!!!

Check out the "While Supplies Last" section on my website for deeply discounted items.

Check out just a few of the GREAT deals...
Twinkle Brads - $1.00

Irresistibles Miracle Chipboard Die Cuts $1.00

Holiday Collection Mini-Medley Accents $2.00

Happy shopping!!!
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Monday, August 22, 2011

NEW Autumn/Winter Catalog is here!!!

The New Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book is here! I just LOVE this new book! I’ve been a Close to my Heart Consultant for almost 7 years, but this is probably my favorite one yet! It is larger, with more artwork, the stamp sets shown at 100%, has great techniques, and is available right now!

You can view the Idea Book online here, or you can contact me and I will be happy to send one to you. The Idea Book is FREE; I just ask that you pay $5 to help cover shipping charges. However, you will also get a $5 coupon to spend on your next order, so basically it will cost you nothing.

I can't wait to share all of the amazing new products with you! There are 8 new beautiful paper collections and new stamp sets, along with lots of wonderful new embellishments, but I must share my favorite new product. This is something that I have been wishing for quite a long time. CTMH has teamed up with Provo Craft to bring you our very own EXCLUSIVE Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!!! I have to tell you that this is the most all-inclusive cartridge that I have ever seen! It has EVERYTHING including boxes, bags, tags, card shapes, envelopes, banners, alphabet, borders, flowers (flat and 3D), and TONS of images that coordinate with our stamp sets! You don't have to cut out intricate shapes anymore! Just select the size of the shape that is shown on the stamp set carrier sheet and your Cricut will cut as many as you like. Then just stamp your image directly on the die cut image.

The cartridge comes in a bundle with 3 My Acrylix Stamp Sets, 3 Dimensional Elements packages all for only $99!!

Order yours today!!! You're going to have so much fun, I promise!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Introducing the NEW Cricut Cartridge!!

We’re delighted to introduce the exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy collection! We’ve worked with Provo Craft* to bring you a Cricut® cartridge filled with 700 shapes hand-selected by company founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. Simply insert the cartridge into your Cricut® electronic die-cutting machine (sold at retail stores) and you’re ready to cut any of the shapes with the touch of a button! Choose from stunning rosettes, unique gift boxes, elegant doilies, crafty banners, and more. The exclusive images are incredibly versatile, and many are designed to be used with specific My Acrylix® stamps for real eye-popping power! Check out this video to find out more!!

Isn't it awesome? Order yours today!

Take time to create,


Friday, July 29, 2011

Going, going, gone! Get your favorite products before they are gone!

If you've been wondering why I was so quiet this past week it's because I was at Convention in Disneyland!! I had an amzing week and can't wait to share all the new changes with you! From lower My Acrylix and My Reflections prices to an EXCLUSIVE CRICUT Cartridge!!!! But before I share all the goodies with you, I want to let you know that many of your favorite products are being discontinued as of July 31st! To order, visit my website or send me an email with your order to

Here's a list of discontinued products:

My Acrylix Stamp Sets:

B1313 Merry Pursuits
B1319 Four Seasons
B1325 Welcome Baby
B1333 Merry Monsters
C1292 Tropical Christmas
C1318 Best Wishes
C1324 Spooky Smiles
C1328 Festive Frills
C1333 Spooky Night
C1340 Aspiration
C1342 Damask Tiles
C1350 Dainty Thoughts
C1353 Gear Up
C1354 Robot Power
C1361 Buttoned Together
C1362 You're a Hoot
C1366 Fringed Phrases
C1371 Holiday Jingle
C1372 Grateful Hearts
C1373 In the Game—Hockey
C1374 Spellbound
C1375 In the Game—Football
C1376 Stocking Style
C1377 Christmas Story
C1378 Heartfelt Christmas
C1380 Judiac Commentary
C1381 Card Chatter—Thank you
C1384 Neighborhood
C1386 Boys at Play
C1387 Playin' Hard
C1391 Embrace Life
C1394 Candlelight
C1398 Love You Forever
C1402 In the Month of January
C1406 Hit the Spot
C1421 The Boo Crew
C1428 Ice Crystals
C1430 In the Month of September
C1431 In the Month of October
C1432 In the Month of November
C1433 In the Month of December
C1434 School Rules
D1166 Vintage Christmas
D1171 New Fallen Snow
D1177 No Peeking
D1224 Holiday Joy
D1225 Jingle Borders
D1226 Magical Season
D1243 Peace on Earth
D1244 Snow Friends
D1257 Make It Count
D1258 Friendship Word Puzzle
D1265 Gracious Greetings
D1266 Baby Steps
D1280 Spot on Backgrounds
D1299 Thoughtful Seasons
D1305 Gloria
D1315 Evergreen
D1317 Feathery Flakes
D1319 Creepy Cobwebs
D1324 Christmas Melodies
D1326 Season of Splendor
D1332 Boutique Borders
D1333 Wishing Star
D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds
D1339 Moments in Time
D1347 Confidential
D1349 Be Yourself
D1350 Tender Tags
D1352 It's Your Day
D1354 Endless Friendship
D1355 Gracious Greeting—French
D1356 Gracious Greetings—Spanish
D1359 Comments
D1363 Picture Perfect
D1365 True Happiness
D1366 Holiday Trinkets
D1369 Delightful Things
D1370 Welcome Home
D1371 Many Thanks
D1372 Grown with Love
D1374 Ms. Holiday Cheer
D1375 Treasures September
D1376 Holiday Warmth
D1379 Flourished Blessings
D1380 Just for the Holidays
D1381 Beware
D1382 Holiday Hoopla
D1383 Santa's List
D1385 Good Work
D1393 Flourished Blessings—French
D1395 Flourished Blessings—Spanish
D1406 True Friends
D1416 State of Mind
D1421 Cherish the Moment
D1422 Wonderful Friend
D1423 Happy Forever
D1424 Something Splendid
D1428 Happy Journey
D1433 My Game
D1439 Spook Alley
D1450 Beautiful Day

My Reflections Paper Packs:

Bliss Level 1 -- X7132A pg 12
Bliss Level 2 -- X7132B pg 12
Bliss stickease -- X7132C pg 12
Miracle L1 -- X7133A pg 16
Miracle L2 -- X7133B pg 16
Miracle stickease -- X7133C pg 16
Sweetheart L1 -- X7134A pg 20
Sweetheart L2 -- X7134B pg 20
Sweetheart stickease -- X7132C pg 20
Wings L1 -- X7135A pg 24
Wings L2 -- X7135B pg 24
Wings stickease -- X7135C pg 24
Magnifique L1 -- X7127A pg 38
Magnifique L2 -- X7127B pg 38
Magnifique stickease -- X7127C pg 38
Olivia L1 -- X7128A pg 38
Olivia L2 -- X7128B pg 38
Olivia stickease -- X7128C pg 38
Hooligans L1 -- X7129A pg 39
Hooligans L2 -- X7129B pg 39
Hooligans stickease -- X7129C pg 39
Mistletoe L1 -- X7130A pg 39
Mistletoe L2 -- X7130B pg 39
Mistletoe stickease -- X7130C pg 39
Sweetheart WOTG -- G1017 pg 41
Lucky WOTG -- G1018 pg 41
Sophia WOTG -- G1019 pg 41
Bliss WOTG -- G1020 pg 42
Fanfare WOTG -- G1021 pg 42
Mayberry WOTG -- G1022 pg 42
Miracle WOTG -- G1023 pg 43
Wings WOTG -- G1016 pg 43

If you love the 24 packs of one color, most colors are going..going...Gone! Prices will go up to $14.50 per pack. I highly recommend buying your favorites even though some colors (mostly neutrals & fall colors) will still be available in packs of 24. So if you love New England Ivy for Christmas or Outdoor Denim, buy it now. If you love Cranberry or Olive, it will still be available but at the higher price ($14.50). These colors will be discontinued in 24 sheet packs of one color and are only $9.50 until July 31.

Sunkiss Yellow & Sunny Yellow
Lilac Mist & Amethyst
Holiday Red
Sunflower & Goldrush
Moonstruck (everyone loves this color)
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple
The other color cardstocks will be sold in combo packs only.

You will be able to buy Cardstock from the new catalog in shade packs. The colors I have listed above ARE NOT in the Shade Packs. Colonial White & White Daisy as well as Kraft will continue to be sold in 24 sheet packs for only $9.50


Block Organizer: (this is one of my favorites- have to have it!) (Z185) For $22.95 (fill it now with these blocks that are being retired):
1” x 1 ½” block -- Y1001 pg 45
1” x 6 ½” block -- Y1005 pg 45
2” x 11” block -- Y1007 pg 45
2 ½” x 2 ½” block -- Y1004 pg 45
4 ½” x 6 ½” block -- Y1011 pg 45

My Acrylix block starter kit -- Y1500 pg 114

We will be adding a *NEW* block size, 4 x 5" for $15.95.

Kraft Borders: yes the manufacturer is discontinuing this HOT item!!!!

All Envelope flats

Designer ribbon – cranberry -- Z1209 pg 115
Designer ribbon – buttercup -- Z1154 pg 115
Designer ribbon – sweet leaf -- Z1125 pg 115

Sophia L2 Journaling Spots -- Z1357 pg 116
Mini Medley Accents – Pear -- Z1339 pg 117
Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon -- Z1340 pg 117
Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim -- Z1277 pg 117
Top Coats – Framed In -- Z1211 pg 118
Rub Ons – Across the Board -- Z1231 pg 118
Rub Ons – Primavera -- Z1265 pg 118

Dimensional Elements – Villa -- Z1390 pg 118
Dimensional Elements – Miracle -- Z1354 pg 118
Dimensional Elements – Booksmart -- Z1223 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Borders -- Z1156 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun -- Z1140 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard -- Z1164 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Stars -- Z1312 pg 119
Dimensional Elements Monograms – A thru Z -- Z1055 pg 119 **(new DE alphabets in fall book – similar but new sizes and shapes)

3” x 3” Mini Album -- Z1166 pg 120
My Creations 3 ring binder -- Z1141 pg 120

Red Eye Pen -- 3501 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Clear -- Z671 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue -- Z647 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple -- Z664 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl -- Z678 pg 121

Block Buddy Set -- Z1289 pg 121
Pivot Point Stapler -- Z1009 pg 122
Texture Tools – Foam Tools -- Z1090 pg 122
Fun Flock -- Z263
My Accents Organizer -- Z183 pg 123

Euro Personal Paper Trimmer -- Z338 pg 123 **new one in Fall Catalog
Euro Replacement Blades -- Z339 pg 123
Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring -- Z340 pg 123

All Ink pad Sets - ink pads to be sold separately
All Marker Sets - markers to be sold separately

Textured Cardstock – White Daisy -- X5671 pg 124

I better go and place my order before these items are gone for good!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

There's still time to get more Bang for your Buck!!

There is still time to take advantage of this offer. Simply order $50 in current products from our Spring/Summer catalog to qualify and choose your item for only $1!! Choose from:

X5811 Creative Basics® Mistletoe
X5807 Creative Basics® Animal Cookies
X8624 My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit
X8622 My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit
X8623 My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit

Sale ends July 31st. To take advantage of this offer simply email your order to or visit my website Happy shopping!!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Product Spotlight: Trees and Things

Check out this video featuring the adorable Trees and Things My Acrylix Stamp set. It feature the masking technique and generation stamping. If you would like to purchase any of the products shown, visit my website to place your order or email at

Enjoy the show!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Studio J Tutorial: Love your layout Ep. 2

You are going to love the cool ribbon technique Kristine shows on this video!! It is sooo clever!! If you haven't tried Studio J, I suggest you head over to my website and try it immediately!! You're not going to regret it! You can play all you want for free! There is no software you need to download or install. You only need internet access and your digital pictures!

Watch this video and give it a try for free! There's nothing to loose and lots of fun to be had!

Enjoy the show!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Product Spotlight: Newsprint Rub Ons

Another super cool product, distressed and ready to use! Great tip for leftover letters and love the way it's stored.

Find out what makes Newsprint rub-ons so easy to apply and fun to use, and then watch and learn how to create stunning artwork using these rub-ons!

Enjoy the show!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Studio J Video Tutorial: Perfect Placement

Check out this awesome tutorial where you will learn cool tips when layering elements using Studio J. The theme of this layout is perfect for the first day of school! Gosh, that is just around the corner!!

Enjoy the show!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Product Spotlight: Dreams Come True

I so love these fun video tutorials from the Corporate staff at Close To My Heart! This video uses one of my favorite stamps sets from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, Dreams Come True!

This video is packed with inspiring artwork and creative techniques. Discover how to create a beautiful banner using the My Creations® Mix & Mingle album, learn how to use the embossed resist technique for gorgeous lettering, clip away part of a stamped sentence for a whole new meaning, build a card sentiment like a puzzle, and more!

Enjoy the show!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

July Workshop Video

Join me this month to create beautiful artwork with the Mayberry paper collection. Your basic kit order includes a Level 2 Mayberry Paper Pack, a color step by step guide, an EXCLUSIVE My Acrylix Stamp Set (available only with your kit purchase) and the new Canvas Badge Buttons. The retail value of this kit is $34.85, but you pay $29.95 (plus shipping & tax). With the purchase of the kit you will also get the instructional class with me for FREE!

Here's a video featuring one of the techniques you will learn as well as all the kit contents. I hope you can join me this Friday July 29th to create adorable art with this adorable kit!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

More Bang for your Buck!

Because everyone loves more bang for the buck! When you make a minimum purchase of $50 from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, you can add a bonus item for just $1*. Choose from five items, each valued at $8.95 or more (limit one bonus item per qualifying order). To qualify for this promotion, items purchased must be from the Spring/Summer Idea Book. This is a great way to stock up on items from the current Idea Book before the Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live on August 1!

Eligible $1 Bonus Items:
• Creative Basics® Mistletoe Collection (original retail: $8.95)
• Creative Basics® Animal Cookies Collection (original retail: $8.95)
• My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit (original retail: $12.95)
• My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit (original retail: $12.95)
• My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit (original retail: $14.95)

To place your order head over to my website, or email me your order at

*Offer available July 1–31, 2011. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a comparable promotional item while supplies last. Limit one promotional item per qualifying order.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Day for FREE Studio J JPG!

During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J via, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so if you already have a Studio J® account you're ready to log on and start creating. If you don’t have an account yet, no worries just head over to my website and create an account and then order you free JPG file with no strings attached!

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Last day for You & Me Kit only $15!!!

Today is the last day to get your You & Me kit for only $15!! This is a wonderful campaign by Close to my Heart to help tornado victims, here are the details:

Severe flooding, tornadoes and storms have affected the lives of thousands across the United States, but together we can make a difference. During the month of June, purchase the You & Me scrapbooking kit for only $15 (a retail value of $34.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations.

With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. At only $15, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price.

You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger!

To get yours simply visit before midnight Mountain Time and order yours. You can also email me your order at

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrap-along with Studio J!

Scrapbooking just got easier with Close To My Heart's "Love Your Layout" series! You can now create a Studio J layout with Kristine W. our VP of Marketing. She will walk you through a complete layout and share a couple of tricks along the way! I know once you try Studio J you will fall in love with it! Enjoy the show!

Try Studio J today for FREE! Visit my website, and click on the Studio J tab, upload your photos and start scrappin'!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Studio J: Focus on Photos Video

Many people feel like they could never scrapbook. Whether is lack of time, lack of space or lack of tools, they think it’s something they could never do. Close To My Heart has a solution for this problem with Studio J. Studio J is a great way to get started or catch up on your scrapbooking and it follows our Faster, Simpler, Easier philosophy. To take advantage of Studio J, I mean to really take advantage of it, I recommend you purchase a Studio J Membership. The benefits are incredible; you can get all of your layouts at 50% off, free shipping, free page protectors, access to members-only layouts and kits, and more!

PLUS, when you sign up as a Consultant by May 31, you will have the option to get a 1 year Membership to Studio J (worth $99), choose TWO more bundles of products, and get the National Scrapbooking Month You & Me Kit (worth $34.95), all for only $64.50! . That's over $300 worth of products for only $64.50! PLUS, as a Consultant, you also get an additional 22% off of all of your Studio J layout purchases! This is an amazing deal!

Studio J is truly amazing! The layouts are beautiful and it is so easy! Don’t just take my word for it, try Studio J absolutely FREE!! Just visit my website and click on the Studio J tab, create a free account and have fun!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Studio J Video Tutorial: Personalize your layouts

Here is another awesome Studio J video tutorial. Here you will learn how to personalize your layouts by changing your pictures to Black & White or Sepia colors. Learn how to cusomize the paper kit you've chosen and distress your papers too!!! Enjoy the show:

If you haven't tried Studio J yet, I urge you to try it today for FREE!! Visit my website at and click on Studio J Online Scrapbooking tab.

Take time to create,


Monday, May 9, 2011

May Promotion: 50% off Consultant Kit!

Close To My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant and your kit is 50% off, that's only $64.50 for about $300 in products!!In addition, when you join during the month of May, you will receive a You & Me Scrapbooking kit absolutely FREE!! That’s an extra $34.95 in value! You’ll create two gorgeous layouts using the included instructions, papers, stamp set, and accessories. You're scoring big value during our May promotion!!

If you have ever thought joining Close To My Heart, now is the time. Wether you're looking for a full time career, a part time job or simply buying your favorite products at a discount; this is a deal you do NOT want to miss!

Start by choosing 3 of these “Choose Me” Collections:

Choose Me #2 - 12-month Studio J membership

Use exclusive patterns and papers to create beautiful Studio J® layouts at deeply discounted prices with a 12-month Studio J membership. Retail value: $99

Choose Me #3 - Mayberry Bundle

The lively paper, sunny ink colors, and cheery stamp sets in this collection will make your heart sing and your artwork shine. Includes a Workshops on the Go™ Mayberry Kit (G1022), My Acrylix® Summer Days Stamp Set (B1375), Smoothie Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2196), Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137), Brads Pink Assortment (Z1362), and a 2” x 3 ½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1009) (not shown). Retail value: $66.85

Choose Me #4 - Lucky Bundle

Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will cherish this collection of vintage-themed products and versatile tools. Includes a Workshops on the Go™ lucky Kit (G1018), Lucky Level 2 Assortment (Z1356), My Acrylix® Enjoy Life Stamp Set (C1439), Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2140), Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118), Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Z1377), Sponge (Z697), Edge Distresser (Z1297), and a 2 ½” x 2 ½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1004) (not shown). Retail value: $78.55

Choose Me #5 - Album Bundle

Beauty meets practicality with this collection of two types of albums, ink, stamps, and a block. Includes a 12” x 12” Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342), Outdoor Denim Quick Pic™ Album (Z1404), My Acrylix® Ciao Stamp Set D1461), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), and a 4” x 4” My Acrylix® Block (Y1008). Retail Value: $73.60

Choose Me #6 - Stamps Bundle

Get ready to create with three adorable stamp sets, two beautiful ink pads, and supplies to clean and maintain them. Includes a Double Scrubber (Z1163), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), My Acrylix® A Tulip Stamp Set (A1111), My Acrylix® Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365), My Acrylix® Bless This Nest Stamp Set (C1445), A Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166), Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2120), and a 3” x 3” My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) (not shown). Retail Value: $75.05

This is an amazing deal that won’t be coming back any time soon! Sign up before the end of the month and enjoy a hefty discount on all CTMH products! Our new Fall/Winter Catalog debuts this August and you want to have that discount to get all the NEW HAVE TO HAVE products!!! To sign up, visit my website click under Your Opportunities, scroll down to: To sign up as a consultant click here link.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with You & Me Kit!

Come celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Close To My Heart!! We have a gorgeous You & Me Kit available exclusively during the month of May. Here's how you can get yours:

1. Place a minimum order of $50 and you can grab the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15 — that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit!

2. You can also purchase the kit outright for $34.95 without a minimum purchase.

3. Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant during May and receive it FREE! Plus, the Consultant Kit is 50% off this month too!! For only $64.50 you will receive about $300 in products!!

With this kit you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the new cardstock-weight B&T Duos® papers, D-size stamp set, accessories, and instructions.

Check out this video featuring the kit:

To place your order or join as a new consultant head over to my website,

Take time to create,


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Studio J Video Tutorial- Editing Photos

I hope you had time to check out the first Studio J video I posted back in March. It showed exactly how to create a beautiful 2 page layout in Studio J in five easy steps. I am loving Studio J more and more!

Did you know you can edit your photos using Studio J? You can with the Photo Editing Tool, and it is so simple!! You can adjust Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation and you can also Sharpen your image! Not only that, you can remove red eye, glare, and blemishes. It also contains the Toothbrush tool (teeth whitening) and an Airbrush tool!

Imgine all the layouts you'll be able to accomplish now that you can enhance your pictures right as you're scrapping them!! Fabulous!! Enjoy the show and don't forget to visit my website to try Studio J absolutely FREE!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sophia 4x4 card

Here's a card I created using the Sophia Level 2 paper pack. It is also posted on my Facebook page as an entry to Close To My Heart latest contest. They are giving away a bundle of Mayberry Paper and accessories!! To enter simply upload any artwork using Sophia papers on their Fan Page. You can also vote by clicking the "Like" button. The entry with the most "Likes" wins!

Supplies used:

Paper: White Daisy CS (1385), Hollyhock CS (1246), Sophia Level 2 X7131B)

Ink Pads: Pear Ink Pad (Z2197), Blush Ink Pad (Z2106)

Stamps: Spring Up (B1365), Unity (C1422)

Accs. Buttons Pink Assortment (Z1370), White Hemp (Z281), Round Sponge (Z697), Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534), Glue Dots (1772)

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Friday, April 15, 2011

I got my Ph. D.!!!

Woohoo!!! I am so proud, I finally completed all my Close To My Heart courses!! I am excited to announce that I am now a Ph.D Certified Close To My Heart Consultant!! Now you can all see my cool little button to the right every time you visit my blog! Soon I will get a beautiful Ph.D. pin from Close To My Heart to wear at all my events and a certificate to hang on my wall!! Just had to share!!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sophia Workshop on the Go!

Join me this month to create beautiful artwork with the beautiful Sophia paper collection. Your basic kit order includes a Level 2 Sophia Paper Pack, a color step by step guide, an EXCLUSIVE My Acrylix Stamp Set (available only with your kit purchase), Buttons Pink Assortment, and Colonial White Waxy Flax. The retail value of this kit is $37.80, but you pay $29.95 (plus shipping & tax). With the purchase of the kit you will also get the instructional class with me for FREE if you're in my local area!

Visit my website to place your order. Don't forget to get your Hope For Japan stamp set and $5 will be donated to the American Red Cross!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Blessed April Stamp of the Month

Want to join an exclusive club? Every month Close To My Heart offers you an exclusive My Acrylix D-size stamp set FREE or at a large discount. The stamp set is available to qualifying customers for that month only. It’s our way of saying thank you, and your way of getting fantastic deals on our amazing stamps!

Spend $25 and get it at 25% OFF!
Spend $50 and get it at 50% OFF!
Spend $75 and get it at 75% OFF!
Spend $100 and get it for FREE!!

Available April 1-30, 2011. Visit my website to order yours!

Recommended Blocks: 2" x 2" (Y1003), 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Y1004), 2" x 6 1/2" (Y1010)

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Product Spotlight: On This Day Stamp Set

Get inspired by artwork featuring the My Acrylix® On This Day stamp set in this short, fun video. You’ll love the paper piecing technique that really makes the stamped images stand out! To order this and other products, visit my website Enjoy the show!

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Get started with Studio J!

Have you wanted to scrapbook but don't have the time or the artistic gift? Then Studio J is the answer for you! Studio J is online design software that allows you to create custom-printed two-page layouts. There is no software to purchase and install; instead, simply log in to Studio J and start designing your layouts. Studio layouts can be created quickly for the time-challenged and have many flexible options for artists who want a custom look. Plus, Studio J makes it easy and affordable to print multiple copies of the same layout, perfect for giving to friends and family.

Just create an account, then log in to Studio J and start designing layouts. We all have busy lives — crazy schedules and demands. We are taking more and more digital photos, but preserving our memories less and less. Studio J is the solution that brings everything together in real time. You'll love the way this video walk you through creating a layout from start to finish! Enjoy the show!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Video: Springin' Up Flowers!

I have an awesome video tutorial to share. You will learn how to make stamped 3D flowers with a really fun My Acrylix stamp set called "Spring Up" (B1365). Back in February Jeanette shared on her blog a cool technique using this adorable set. She used the new Spray Pen (Z1380 pack of 3 for only $3.95) to decorate the new My Creations Banner (Z1378-$5.95) and created this beauty:

Isn't this adorable? Love this stamp set! I already have it on my April order along with the Hope for Japan stamp set! Order yours on my website and help relief efforts with 100% of proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Contact me for details at! Don't forget today is the last day to order the March Stamp of the Month at a discount or earn it FREE! Also, don't forget to spend $25 in My Acrylix stamps to get your free block!! Visit my website to browse our current stamps at Enjoy the show!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hope for Japan artwork

Here's some beautiful artwork by Close To My Heart using the "Hope for Japan" stamp set. When you purchase this set you will be contributing to relief efforts in the devastated country. Retail value is $7.95, but you can get yours for only $5.00 with 100% going to the American Red Cross.

You can order by visiting my website or by contacting me directly at

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Via Jeanette Hope for Japan

We've all been reeling with the images of tragedy and devastation in Japan. If you're looking for an easy, real, practical way to help relief efforts, then I invite you to contact your Close To My Heart Consultant!

Typically, our A-sized sets retail for $7.95/$8.95 CAN, but the "Hope for Japan" set will be available through April 30 for just $5--and Close To My Heart will be donating 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross to benefit relief efforts in Japan.

If we all do a little, together we can do a lot. Let's show our support and together, provide real HOPE for Japan!

I am so proud to be part of such a giving company. Contact me today to order your stamp and help our friends in Japan.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

CLEARANCE SALE! As low as .29 cents...

Head over to my website to take advantage of this other awesome deals!! These items are only While supplies last!! Visit to view all the sale items, happy shopping!!

Don't forget about March awesome sale going on right now on my website! Buy $25 in stamps get a block FREE!!!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Miracle Workshop On The Go - Perfect Pinwheels

Take a peek inside the Miracle Workshop on the Go kit! Find out how easy it is to create these adorable pinwheels!

Every month I teach a FREE class featuring a different Workshop on the Go kit. To join or find out more information contact me right away at Let me show you how to preserve your memories faster, simpler, easier!

Enjoy the show!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

March SOTM - Sensational Season

I wanted to share some cute artwork using this month's Stamp of the Month, Sensational Season. It was created by Jeanette Lynton, CTMH CEO and founder. During her "Weeks of Wonder" posts she shared a really cool technique featuring Fun Flock and Prisma Glitter. Since I do not have a craft room yet (it's under construction) I haven't been able to play with my stash.

Isn't it adorable? You can visit Jeanette's blog here. Check out her previous "Weeks of Wonder" posts and visit often to check out all the cool techniques she will be sharing throughout the year!

To order your very own Sensational Season, visit my website. You can get it for a discount or even FREE!!! And don't forget you can still get a FREE My Acrylix block this month with your $25 My Acrylix stamps purchase!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Product Spotlight: 2" Scallop Punch

I love punches and I am so excited that Close To My Heart is bringing them back! This is the second punch available, the 2" Scallop Punch (Z1392). You're never going to get tired playing with this little guy! This punch works perfectly with the My Acrylix Salutation Seals (item # C1461).

Check out this video by our Corporate staff and learn clever uses for this scallop punch. Enjoy the show!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Special! FREE My Acrylix Block!

Throughout March, when you buy your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, you will receive a free* My Acrylix block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too!

Just purchase $25 in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile block sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 6½" (Y1010). Visit my website to browse our selection of My Acrylix Stamps and start shopping now!!!

*Offer valid March 1–31, 2011. Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size stamp sets, including Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full price or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Month sets earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ kits are excluded. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitue a block of a similar size or price.

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New Product Spotlight: Designer Ribbon Pink Collection

The new Designer Ribbon Pink Collection is gorgeous!! It has 4 different styles of ribbon in Cotton Candy, Blush, Smoothie and Hollyhock (item Z1384). With one yard of each design for only $7.95.

You're going to delighted with the ideas in this video. Learn to create a pink accent for your cards and a lovely brooch for your sweater or jacket with our pink Designer Ribbon. Enjoy the show!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Product Spotlight: Kraft Color-Ready Borders!

Here's another cool product from the NEW Spring/Summer Catalog, the Kraft Color-Ready Borders. These little guys are awesome and so versatile!!! They are adhesive-backed and come in a pack of 50, 2 of 25 designs for only $5.95 (Z1377). This video by our corporate office showcases the different ways you can use these borders. Prepare to be inspired! I wasn't really feeling these borders before, but after watching this video I just had to have them! I can't wait to start playing with them and give them my own little twist. Enjoy the show!!!

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Spotlight on the NEW Spray Pens!!

Today I wanted to share one cool new product in our Spring/Summer Catalog, the Spray Pen (Z1380). They come in a pack of 3 for only $3.95! You can add a touch of glamour to your artwork with the spray mist technique. Simply add a bit of water, a dash of re-inker and a dab of Create-a-Shade® pearl paint!

Here's a video showcasing the new pens done by our Corporate Office. Enjoy the show!!!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Catalog is available NOW!!

Yay!! The New 2011 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog is finally here! Every time we have a new catalog I say it's my favorite, but this one I truly think that this is my favorite Idea Book! It's bigger, with more amazing artwork, more incredible products I know you are going to LOVE!!! You can view the new Idea Book online by clicking here or email me at to get your very own copy!

We have 8 new gorgeous paper packs and yes 8 new workshops to go with them all! Fun new accessories, and lots of super cute stamps for all your papercrafting projects. Here's a sneak peek at our new paper packs, enjoy! Just click on the pictures to find out more...

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