Friday, August 31, 2012

September Group Layouts

Ready for School?  I am ready with some layouts for you!  Here are the layouts we are making in my September Groups.  You can make them more "school' or less.  On the first layout I have my son's school picture, but I didn't have any other pictures from school so I added a variety of pictures from the I named my page Year in Review!

 The second page is of Cody's 10th grade year.  Again, not many pictures from school so I just added a few from his year!
If you would like to make these layouts, contact me and we can get you in the group that best fits your schedule.  See the Upcoming Events Tab for all the dates!  

Then I decided to use the same paper pack and NOT do anything related to school.  Here it is...a birthday layout.  This is what I love about CTMH products.  They are so versatile! 
Here is a close up of the balloons and the banner.  Yes, both of these are from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge!  AND the stamps that come with the cartridge.  LOVE IT!!  This was also the layout that we made at my crop!  Wishing you were at my crop now don't you!  LOL  Make sure you catch the next one!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Close to my Heart New Markers

Close to my Heart has just introduced our New Alcohol based markers.  Check out this video on how easy they are to use!

Did you check out the video?  How cool is that!  I love these markers.  No streaks, no pilling, just great coverage AND you can add highlights and shading.  LOVE IT!

Would you like to make the banner featured in this video (also on page 86 of our catalog)?  Then RSVP for my Harvest Banner Workshop on Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 am.   I will have all the supplies here for you to make this ADORABLE banner!  All the pieces from our Artiste cartridge will be cut for you!  This workshop is just $5!  It will take about 1 - 1 1/2 hours to complete.

We will also be using our markers too.  I will show you how to blend them and get this same great fall colors in your leaves!  Want to have your OWN markers at the workshop?  I can get them ordered for you.  You will need the Cranberry (Z2419), Autumn Terracotta (Z2427), Barn Red (Z2428) and Honey (Z2415) markers.  I will have mine here for you to use, but we will be sharing so it will take a little longer.  Remember with these markers you get 2 markers for $5.95.  You get the color marker and then either a DARKER marker that is the same hue or LIGHTER in the same hue.  Consult the catalog to see which you get for each marker.

Sign up now to come to this quick banner workshop and get your house ready for fall!

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Your Day - SPECIAL

Have you gotten in on our great special yet?  If you purchase $35 between now and the end of September, you will get our special It's Your Day stamp set for just $5!  AND, this is a DOUBLE stamp set!  It is TWO D Size stamp sets in one!  It's a $35.90 value!  What a GREAT deal!  Here are some cards I stamplifted recently.  LOL

These cards were stolen from one of my downlines Brenda Thacker.  She created them.  They were so DARN CUTE, I had to recreate them!  TADA!  Yep, even I stamp lift!  lol

They are all using just cardstock.  No pattern paper.  You create your own by using the stamps!  Love it!

I also used our new Cricut Artiste Cartridge to cut some of these cool shapes!  Have you seen this cartridge?  It's amazing!!  Keep watching my blog for more samples coming soon!  But there are 700 images, so it might take me awhile.  BUT, you can get yours by calling, emailing or just ordering it on my website!!
Love these cards!  Thanks to Brenda for her creativity!  Remember, to get your set of these stamps, just purchase $35 in products by the end of September and get it for just $5!  It makes a GREAT gift too!  I hate to say it, but Christmas is coming and if you have a scrapbooker or stamper on your list, this is a GREAT gift and the price is RIGHT!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


My son Cody DID IT!  He asked his girlfriend of almost 4 years to MARRY HIM!!!  I am SOOOO EXCITED!  Not only for the engagement, but to be able to NOT have this secret!  He picked the ring out in February and it has been a LONG time of keeping it quiet!!

So this last weekend, they went to Colorado.  There was a concert at Red Rocks and he decided to ask her there.  He was suppose to ask her on Friday...but she had a different agenda!  LOL  And of course he can't say why he wanted to do something different then she wanted to!  
So he sends me this picture and says, "here tomorrow".  I was heart broken for him because I knew how much he planned this and how nervous he was about it.  So one more day was going to be HARD!  And to keep the ring hidden!
After a bit of a battle, he was able to convince her to go BACK to Red Rocks.  I told him to make the excuse that his mother needs pictures (no lie there!)  

So here is the "decoy" photo.  He was VERY nervous can't tell, but he was.

Then he went down on his knee and PROPOSED!  She was SHOCKED!  She had NO CLUE!  Just like he wanted it.

She was filled with joy and tears!  Dang I wish I could have been there!  Good thing I raised him right and pictures are a HIGH priority!  He really wanted to keep it quiet, but at the last minute he had to tell her friend (the one taking pictures).  He knows how important pictures are and he wanted to make sure he had a bunch and now they can relive the moment over and over!

And YES, they are already scrapbooked!  LOL  They go PERFECT with our Clementine paper!  And it wasn't even planned that way!  LOL  I just love this picture (above).  She is crying with joy, he is hugging her and the ring is still in the box in his hand!   

Now it is time to put the ring on!  It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL ring!  I asked her how many times a minute she looks at it.  She said 60!  LOL  

He is my pride & joy and I am so happy for him!  He picked a great girl and we welcome her to our family!  
Congrats Cody & Brooke
August 18, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Close to my Heart August/September Special

Here is a video of our August & September Special

If you would like to get this special stamp set, contact me at

Friday, August 10, 2012

Artiste Cricut Cartridge

So by now you have heard Close to my Heart has a new Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I wanted to show you a few things I have made with it!  Here is the coffin.  I LOVE IT!  I have always wanted to make these for Halloween but what a hassle to trace a pattern and cut it out...NO MORE!  Now you can use our Artiste Cartridge to do all that work for you!  Simply fold and glue!  The one at the top with the spider web on it...YEP that is also a Artiste cut and so is the "spooky".  
Then the bats..those are cards that you fold their "wings" to make the card.  STINKIN CUTE!  I put some treats inside!  I wish my kids were still little because these would be a HUGE hit at the school party!!!

 Above is our Spellbound workshop kit!  It used the Artiste cartridge too!  The whole kit (everything you see her except the candle holders..LOL) are included in this kit.  It is $32.95 and includes the Spellbound Paper Pack, Stamp set, Bakers Twine, Foundry Clips, Jump Rings and instructions.
You will need the Artiste cartridge to complete this.  You can't see very well, BUT it has bags, cupcake liners and bottle labels.  See page 13 of our new catalog to see a better picture.

I can't wait to get back and create more!  Stay tuned for more cool projects created with our Artiste Cartridge and better yet...get your own and start making YOUR projects today!

CTMH Advent Calendar & Scroll Album Kits

Here are 2 new workshops from Close to my Heart that you can do on your own!  Our Advent Calendar and our Scroll Album.  They are amazing!  AND, we sell the Cubby (from the Advent Calendar Kit) separate too!  So you can make different ones for gifts!
Watch the video and learn all about them!

For the Advent Calendar you will need to have the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge to complete this project.  There are SOOO many boxes, bags and party themes on this cartridge it is just AMAZING!  It has 700 images!!  WOWSA!

If you would like to get either of these, just contact me and I will be happy to order them for you!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Group Layouts

Here are the layouts we will be making in August at my groups.  We are using our Crusin' paper pack.
It is such a fun paper pack...unfortunately it is SOLD OUT!  EEK!  I do have room for 2 guests this month, so if you would like to come and make these layouts, call soon!  I only have 2 paper packs!

 I also used our Adventure USA stamp set!  It is the one above with the outline of the USA!  I LOVE IT! It comes with 28 stamps!  Get yours soon!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sign up to be a Consultant!

So many cool things happening at Close to my Heart!!!   First, if you sign up to be a consultant in August you will get this STINKIN CUTE back pack FREE!  We got these at convention and can I just say BEST BAG CLOSE TO MY HEART HAS EVER GIVEN US!  BUT, you knew that was coming...they are while supplies last so if you are interested, please sign up soon!  AND there is more!  
OUR new consultant kit is just $49!!  So if you are one who would like to do this for a discount or as a hobby, this is the kit for you!  We give you less catalogs and less paper work! (see picture below)  But if you would like to sign up as a business builder and get that stuff, you can for just $99.  So you pick which kit will be for you!  And don't worry, if you sign up with the $49 kit and you would like to become a business builder later you problem and NO extra fees!  

As a consultant on my team you will get me!  I work with you as much or as little as you would like!  You choose!  I also have trainings, monthly meetings, swaps and my team also has our Gotta Stamp Weekend that is devoted just to my team and getting LOTS done that also includes classes too!  So it's time to get in on the fun!  Join my Gotta Stamp Crew today by going to my website and clicking on the  Opportunity tab>become a consultant.  It really has been an amazing journey for me!  OH, I almost forgot, our next incentive trip contest starts October 1 and you can earn a trip for two to the Westin in COSTA RICA!  It is to an all inclusive resort!  

Then one last thing...our NEW CRICUT ARTISTE cartridge!  It is amazing.  Be one of the first to get yours!  You can either call me to order it or go to my website and order it now!  It is $99 and you get the cartridge with 700 images.  ONLY 2 are repeated from our last cartridge..the circle and square.  We have bags, boxes, purses, cupcake liners, party items you name it!  There is not another cartridge like it!  Plus you get 3 stamp sets (see them in the picture above) and 3 dimensional elements chip board sheets.  It is a great deal!  
You can still get our other Cricut Cartridge too!  It is the Art Philosophy!  It is an amazing one too! 
So here's to tons of fun with Close to my Heart!