Monday, December 7, 2009

Now Booking...

Now booking Workshops for January - April, 2010.
My schedule fills quickly with Close to My Heart workshops and church activities so don't wait, schedule your workshop today.
As a Workshop Hostess you receive all the Hostess Rewards based on the initial workshop supply order. Then, if you have additional sales at your workshop totaling at least $150, you will receive additional Hostess Rewards! Plus, Close to My Heart has just added to the items you can get using your product credit. It's a great time to be a workshop hostess!
Workshops range in price from $15 - $50, depending on the projects you wish to complete. We can scrapbook or make cards using the Workshops on the Go kits, which include an exclusive stamp set not available in the Idea Book. We can create an Acrylic Album, Memory Cube or any number of projects using the fabulous items the current Idea book. Or I can create a custom workshop for you.
E-mail me today to schedule your workshop for 2010.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Close to My Heart Clearance Sale

shopping a little late this year, because the best deals start in
December! You can buy everyone on your list a gift and stock up
on much-needed supplies, leaving you time to enjoy the festivities!
Beginning December 2 at 9AM, you’ll want to get in on the amazing
deals like My Acrylix® stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections®
paper packets from $5. But that’s not all—we have “grab bags”
for $30, each filled with over $100 in retail products! Plus, great
shipping deals on orders over $100. These products are only
available while supplies last, so mark your calendar and be the
first to fill your shopping cart!

Last year's Clearance Sale was amazing. You won't want to miss this!
Sale ends December 17

Friday, November 6, 2009

It has come to my attention...

If you have a Comcast e-mail address you probably are not receiving any e-mails from me when I use my CTMH e-mail address. This includes EZ-Invite and e-mails I personally send. Apparently this has been happening for quite some time and I have noticed that I don't receive anything from Close to My Heart on my own Comcast account. This seems to be a Comcast problem, not Close to My Heart. This began several months ago but I only just realized it when other consultants began speaking of it.

So, if you have an alternate e-mail account, such as gmail or hotmail, please send that address to my CTMH e-mail,, so I can use it from now on.

I have recently sent flyers for specials such as Stampaganza and Workshops on the Go. You can find information about these on my web site. I value you not only as a customer but as a friend and want to keep you in the loop when it comes to the many exciting things happening with Close to My Heart.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's a Stampaganza!

Whether you're a long time fan of stamps or just getting started in this fun hobby, now is the time to grab some My Acrilyx decorative stamp sets! From November 3-30, 2009, when you purchase two My Acrylix stampsets at regular price (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E) you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE! (The free stamp set will be the lowest priced stamp set in your order.)

Visit my web site to see all the beautiful stamp sets Close to my Heart has to offer and take advantage of this great sale today!

This is a great time to get those soon to be retiring stamp sets that are on your wish list. Look for a special section listing all retiring stamp sets on my web site.

Two easy ways to order, straight form Close to my Heart web site or by e-mailing directly,

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, October 9, 2009

Studio J -- Coming Spring 2010

It's coming in Spring, but the fun begins now!

Visit Studio J, our new FREE online scrapbooking software site releasing Spring 2010, at~ ~where you can sign up to receive email updates which will automatically enter you into a weekly drawing to win a beautiful 12x12 My Legacy... Cocoa Album from Close to My Heart!

If you don't win an album the first week, your name stays in the following weeks. Good luck!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deadline Extended

The deadline for Online Craft Club Project #3 has been extended until Ocotber 31.
If your September has been as busy as mine then I am sure you have been having trouble finding time to sit down and create your project.
Take some extra time this month and enjoy the last warm days we will have for awhile.
Happy Scrappin'

Workshops on the Go!

Workshops on the Go kits are a great way to get a lot of pages or cards completed in just a little bit of time.

In the Basic Workshop Kit you will receive a paper pack, exclusive stamp set, embellishments, and a workshop guide showing you how to create several layouts or cards from the
items in the kit. All for a discount of about 10%.

Currently there are 4 kits available, using 4 of the newest paper packs, Twitterpated, Grace, Jingle, and Sweet Home.

Look for more information about these exciting kits on my web site in the Calendar section and in upcoming posts on this blog.

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, September 11, 2009

E-mail Order Blitz

Here's how it works:

E-mail ( me your order by Midnight, Tuesday September 15.

For each $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you will receive a free gift.
When you spend $60 on Stamp Sets you qualify for the Everyday Card Kit, FREE.
When your order reaches $100, you qualify for the September Stamp of the Month, FREE.

Visit my web site to view the current Idea Book Online!

Happy Scrappin'

Online Craft Project #2

Thank you to those of you who are participating in the Online Craft Club. I can't get pictures to load for our second project but they all looked great. It's nice to see how different projects are wven when you start with the same basic idea!

This month's winner is Debbie, who made a cube with her vacation photo's. She is receiving a free stamp set as her prize!

Don't forget about Project #3, based on our memories of 9-11!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Online Craft Club Project #3

There's still a couple of days to complete Project # 2. E-mail me a picture of your completed project by August 31.

9-11 has been on my mind a lot these past few days as we draw closer to the anniversary of that event. I'm sure most of us will never forget where we were that day. I was at work and remember the shock of my co-workers as news began to come into the warehouse. I remember just praying constantly as I went about that day. At break time everyone hovered around radios to get the latest news. No one said much. There were many tears and those of us who trust in the Lord did our best to encourage those around us who didn't have that hope.

For this month's project, use 9-11 as your starting point. Create a scrapbook page or other project to show where you were, your thoughts, feelings, anything that sticks out in your mind about 9-11. This project is pretty open ended. Maybe you'll decide to show your love for your country and your God, or perhaps a particular song touched you about that day. Or you might decide to depict the events as you remember them. Whatever you decide, please remember to use at least 50% Close to My Heart products in your project.

Mine is still a work in progress. When it is finished I will post it so you have an example to go by. You have until September 30 to e-mail me a picture of your completed project.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Online Craft Club Project #2

My Creations Cube
This cube makes a great gift for any occasion or make it for yourself. Mine showcases our family.

One of the things I love about the My Creations Cube is it's versatility. You can close up all the sides and have a cube that will sit there and be a showcase for those favorite photos, you can leave the top so it will open and have a gift box or a box for treasures from your family vacation, or even cut the cube apart and create a wall hanging.

You have until August 31 to complete this challenge. E-mail me ( a picture of your completed project by this date and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize. The winning entry will be posted on my blog.
A couple of tips:
Liquid Glass works the best to adhere the edges of each side together. Run a small bead down the side then fold it together and hold for a few seconds.
I used a sponge to distress the edges of my cube with chocolate distressing ink.
And I used Embroidery Floss on the corners to give the appearance of the cube being tied together.

I can't wait to see your creations. Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Online Craft Club - Project #1 Complete

Thanks for participating in my first Online Craft Club Project, The MyCreations Mini Acrylic Album.

Here is the picture I received from Karen, who will be recieiving a free stamp set of my choice. Thank you Karen, you did a great job.

Watch for details very soon about Project #2!
I would also like to know what the interest level is for beginning (for those who haven't yet begun) or continuing your Faithbook online. Please e-mail me directly and let me know if you would like me to post the pages we have done and new pages to come.
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Online Craft Club - Project #1

My Creations Acrylic Mini Album

You have until June 30 to complete your album. I have provided a list of materials on my Close to My Heart web site. in the calendar section. Please use at least 50% Close to My Heart products, including the My Creations Acrylic Mini Album. I have found that Liquid Glass is the best adhesive to use on these albums since it dries clear. When you have completed your album, e-mail me that it is finished. If you use photobucket, upload it to your gallery and send me the link. You can also e-mail a picture of your album but PLEASE resize it since I am on dial-up. The deadline is June 30.

All who complete this project will have a chance to win a fabulous prize.

When you recieve your Acrylic Album, remove the protective film from the front and back of each page. I did this as I went.

Starting with the back page, I cut a 6x6 square peice of B&T and a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 photo. For each of the other pages, my B&T and photo get 1/2 inch smaller each time. So the 2nd to last page is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 B&T and 5x5 photo, with the front page (under the cover) being 4x4 B&T and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 photo.

I distressed the edges of my B&T papers and my photos with Cholcolate DistressingInk. I used the black and white rub-ons from each of the packs, and the quotes I found by searching online.

To attach the paper and photos I used Liquid Glass. Run a bead of Liquid Glass around the edge of paper, smooth out with your finger and attach to the top side of page. Do the same with photo, attaching to the top of the B&T. Add rub-ons as desired and you have a very cute mini Acrylic Album to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

For a list of Materials click here and you will be taken to My CTMH site.

(Sorry the Picture of Becca's page is sideways! For some reason Blogger turned it when I uploaded it)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tickled Pink for National Scrapbooking Month

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the all new Tickled Pink promotion from Close to My Heart. Visit my web site to learn more about this great offer. Available until May 31, while supplies last!