Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's the Little Things

I LOVE mini albums, and have a few My Crush albums (retired) that I've been working on to keep up with our "50 states trips" that we take the kids on.  What that is- is a commitment to take our kids to all 50 states before they BOTH move out... our son is a 2nd grader and he's the youngest so we have some time but it does go fast!

At any rate- I'm super excited that this month CTMH has bundled our mini-albums with supplies and marked them WAY down.. Like $29.95 valued bundles for $19.95.  That's a pretty hefty savings.

There's plenty of time to order now and have before Christmas, if you'd like to give one or more for gifts...  Check out your options here.

Personally, I am all about the Adventure bundle with 4x6 page protectors.  You're going to receive some hole punched 8x6 pages that you can decorate... and then your extra photos you can just add to the protectors.  It'll be so easy.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Oh, Deere!

I have so much artwork to show for fall... I haven't posted in nearly 2 months because it's been BUSY... that means I'll be catching up on posts over the next few weeks to show you what I've been up to...

First up are the layouts I designed for my January classes- using the fun Oh, Deere workshop kit.  This kit retires in a few short weeks so you're going to want to purchase it NOW in case it runs out soon.  The kit can be found here... 

That kit will purchase all of the supplies I used.  If you want my cutting diagrams, send me a note and as soon as I draw them up I'll email them to those who purchased the kit from me.  I'll work on them over the next week in between work and school activities!

This first layout uses white glitter paper, juniper cardstock, ruby cardstock and Cricut artbooking which are NOT included in your workshop kit.  If you want to  use these specific items, you can purchase a "diecut kit" for this layout for only $5 including shipping.  These will not ship until December 13th - I don't have time to cut them until December 10th.  Email me here.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New page kit release..

The months are flying by and I've been really bad about posting here.

Lots going on right now with an upcoming carnival, my monthly classes in my home, football, and all the other school activities.

I am so excited about some of my upcoming classes... I'll try to get back to posting routinely.  In the meantime, here's a BRAND NEW page kit I just finished designing and cutting for this past week.

I haven't been posting them here because they've been selling out so fast on my facebook here is one that is being posted HERE first!  Yep- you get first dibs.

I've only got 9 of these kits... my paypal link is set to only accept 9 kit sales.

You have two options- 1 is a local option where you plan to pick up or I'll be seeing you soon (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area of MI OR St. Clair county area where I'll be in November can also order this option if you're willing to wait for delivery)

2) long distance option is $4 more which includes shipping of your kit. 

Papers are pre-cut as shown. You'll receive 2- 6x12 sheets of stickers- there are LOTS more than what I used so you'll have plenty to design another layout with or even swap out some of the designs I used for others in the set.  Your choice!!

Page kit cost:  $9
I track purchases and once you've purchased 10 kits the 11th is free.  From time to time I also offer deals of purchase 3 kits for $25.

If you purchase this kit, and want to know what others I have available... I'd be happy to send pics and ship at no additional shipping cost.  Send me an email after you purchase this kit.

Halloween kit options

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jeepers Creepers- a little spooky fun

As the kids head back to school this coming Tuesday, my thoughts are turning to fall (but not before one last trip to the beach today!!)

Here's a link to the Jeepers Creepers product line so you can see the cool stuff offered.

This month my classes will be using Jeepers Creepers- a new Halloween themed workshop kit available in the Holiday Expressions catalog that went live September 1!  For those attending this class or purchasing a kit by mail... I've added a couple of extra sheets of cardstock at no extra charge!
Class Dates in the Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek area of Michigan:
Sunday September 18 at 2:00pm
Tuesday September 20 at 6:00pm

Cost:  $31
Add $5.95 shipping if you would like to order a kit anywhere in the U.S. and have it shipped.  Kits will ship after my September 20th class because I cut all of my kits at one time so that I don't have to charge any extra for cutting your kits.

local or shipped kits

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Monthly scrap class features Florence

This month my class will use the Florence paper pack to create 3- 2 page layouts.

I wasn't sure how much I liked the Florence complements at first.  But once I started putting together my ideas for these pages, I really loved the complements.  There's a mix of stickers, chipboard and kraft shapes that all go together quite nicely.

I threw in a few Florence metallic sequins here and there to finish off the look.  The metallic sequins went together with this pack because of the metallic designs on some of the complements.

Cost of this kit is $24.  If you're interested in having it shipped- the shipping cost is Priority Mail $6.95

The kit will arrive pre-cut with photos of the layouts to use for assembly.  The class is August 21-22.  The kit will ship approximately 1 week after that.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Have a Purr-fect halloween.

The August stamp of the month is seriously one of my favorites in a LONG time.

There are a lot of great possibilities and I'll share some more as the month goes on.

In the meantime- this card uses several NEW products:

blending pen (I used this to color with my pigment inks)
Desert sand ink pad (I rubbed it over my embossed cardstock)

I just used scissors to make my grass.

I loved making this card and can't wait to play some more!

As a side note- our brand new (just released YESTERDAY) Idea Book is out!  Click here to view it online.

product image

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stamp of the Month

This month's stamp of the month is called From the Notebook and is a cute set of "record keeping" style stamps.

This set coordinates with:  Cricut Artistry.  All of the red outlined images can be cut with that cartridge.  Click here to see the details about Cricut Artistry

From the Notebook stamp set retails for $17.95 but with an order of $50 or more you can add it for only $5!  click here for more details.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Retiring Items List

CTMH is making room for the great new products coming this fall...  WE've got quite the list of retiring items.

I'll highlight a few things below but if you want to cut to the chase.. follow this link to see them all:

We are retiring 3 cricut collections!  These collections were SOOO popular that everyone that shops from me and owns a cricut pretty much already owns these... so I'm not surprised to see them leave our line up.

Art Philosophy
Artfully Sent 

We are retiring the current Paper Fundamentals line as the entire line is getting "reworked"..  the new designs do not have the fun raised/ embossed designs that we currently have so If you love these like I do- you'll want to stock up!  Once they're gone, they're gone and in fact the Enchantment colors have run out.


ok... there's too much to post- We're getting a new style of ink pad so ALL of our current ink pads are retiring- if you need a few to complete your set- grab them now.  Here's the link again to the full line up of retiring items.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Early Bird Special!

Early Bird Sign-Up Special

July Constant Campaign

New Consultants who sign up on my team during July will receive their choice of a new Fundamental paper packet* bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $50 in Select Product Credit you  get for signing up! This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in the Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.
Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

AND here's a peek at the new consultant kit you'll be receiving!  Once you sign up- and receive your welcome email, you'll be able to place your first order and choose $50 in FREE select product!  PLUS the entire $50 can be spent on NEW items that you can't purchase as a customer until AUGUST 1!  

New Consultant Kit Over $231 retail value in July including the free $50 spc! Your cost is only$75 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fun and cheery cards

Sometimes you just need some fun cards-  Here are some my friends are putting together at class in July.

The card with the car uses the June Stamp of the Month.. you have about 1.5 days to grab this before it's gone!  click here.
Our stamp of the month sets are $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order - once the month ends- they're no longer available!

I also used the One in a Melon Stamp set which is super fun!

The green shimmer trim is one of my favorites-  we have lots of different colors but several are retiring soon and are only "while supplies last"
Here's are whole range of colors- you might want to grab the ones you like now just in case they are some of the retiring colors!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Magical good time!

Last week I was in Orlando Fl at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort for the Close To My Heart convention.

The timing was perfect because this month my class attendees are using the Magical line of products to create 3- 2page layouts.  Once class is over, I'll print up my convention photos... and tadah!  Done!

Here are the layouts I've created:

On the second layout- there are 4 red photo mats butted up together.  2 4x6 and 2 4x4.  You could either  place 4 photos in the space or leave the photo mat off and add an 8x10 photo instead.

Aren't these FUN!  While it's not a "Disney" paper per se, it sure has all the right colors and titles to fit the theme!

I used the Magical paper and complements set.  Click here to see more details.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

More Calypso

The calypso paper is so much fun!  I showed three layouts the other day, here's another way you can use this fun paper!

I just love the fun diamond shape background.

Find the calypso supplies by clicking here.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


So excited about this month's class, happening next weekend:  It uses the new Calypso paper and complements which I am a HUGE fan of... so fun!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Teacher Appreciation card kit

Hello!!!  After a very long winter/ spring of illnesses... I was way behind on all of my classes and kits and everything else.  I'm so happy to say that I'm pretty much caught back up.

So....  here's a brand new card I just created (and I've got kits for sale!)

End of the school year means it's time to say Thank You to all of the wonderful teachers out there that work so hard all year long.

I've put together pre-cut/ pre-stamped kits that each make 2 of these cards (8 kits total).  ***NOTE- owl is NOT colored.  You can leave black and white, or color with markers, colored pencils or blending pen/ inks.  If you would like your owl colored- PLEASE leave a message in the comments on your paypal payment or email me here immediately before/after ordering.  

If you are local to me, these kits are $4.  If you are not local the kits are $6 and that includes shipping to you (shipping only available in the U.S)

For those that might be interested in purchasing the stamps to create your own cards- here is what the set looks like (retail $17.95)

To Purchase card kits:


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Scrapbooking albums on sale 25% off

Ach... I love our albums.  BUT- I'm kind of excited because I've heard that our albums are going through some changes for the new catalog that starts August 1.  In order to make room in the warehouse, our albums are on sale this month ONLY for 25% off!

EEK... Stock up time!

Choose your favorites in post bound or D-ring... I'm personally a D-ring album buyer... I love the ease and simplicity of putting these together and easily moving my pages around.
Check out your favorites at my site:  click here

Monday, May 2, 2016

National Scrapbook Month Happy Times Paper

{Thanks for bearing with my long absences over the last few months... many different random illnesses later... I'm hoping to be healthy for a long enough stretch to share all of my artwork I've been creating!}

IT'S MAY!  That means we've hit National Scrapbooking Month!  woohooo!  Close To My Heart has a fantastically pretty special this month.  The Happy Times Paper Pack AND there's a coordingating stamp set!
The paper pack sells this month ONLY for $14.95 which is GREAT!  BUT- you can get it FREE with a $60 purchase (before shipping and tax)
The stamp set is $17.95.
You can't tell in the photo, but there are some great gold metallic accents in a couple sheets of the paper.
Stop back in this month as I share some photos of my artwork using this set!
In the meantime- shop 24/7 on my website to get this great collection, or even earn the paper FREE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New kit, new deal

Just popping in to let you know about a GREAT deal this month!!
Our new consultant kit started April 1! 
COST: $75
Includes: Essential supplies, idea books etc PLUS a $50 credit to purchase the papers, inks, stamps or other select items of your choice!  Woo hoo!! 
New Consultant Kit

Click this link to see a list of what comes in the box

BONUS:  Sign up in April 2016, and when you sell $350 in your first 30 days you'll receive your choice of $100 in select credit to choose what you want OR any CTMH Cricut Collection of your choice. 

That's in ADDITION to the 3 awesome stamp sets you earn with $250 in sales in the first 30 days!


Spend $75 on the kit (plus shipping/tax)
Receive  over $200 in product/ supplies

THEN Sell $350 + in the first 30 days-
receive 3 free stamp sets (about $54 value)
receive $100 in product OR cricut collection of your choice
AND 22% commission off orders placed ($77 cash)
PLUS $5 in free product as part of our monthly sales promotions.

Your $75 kit fee and $350 in sales in the first 30 days will result in:

$359 product/ supplies and $77 cash for OVER $400 return on investment.
Watch the video for more info:
then click here to join my team.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Baby, You're Worth It!

H*O*L*Y  C*O*W

The Close To My Heart Consultant Kit flipped over to a NEW DESIGN today!

Along with the items shown- it includes a $50 product credit to order the papers, stamps and other items YOU WANT... yep!  No longer stuck with paper that you wouldn't have chosen to buy.  For the first time since I've been a consultant (11 years!)  YOU get a credit to spend how you wish... LOVE THIS!
KIT COST:  $75*

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1” × 3½" (Y1002, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1161, qty 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (WCS1163, qty 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1)
  • Artful Textiles—Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2034, qty 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50)
PLUS THE $50 Credit

What's the Baby You're Worth It campaign?
Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. Not only do you get your beautiful New Consultant Kit at a new, lower price, but when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days**, you get your choice of either a FREE Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit—and that’s in addition to the Straight To The Top start-up bonus that you’ll earn along the way!
So if earning money—and rewards—through your love of scrapbooking and stamping sounds like a dream job, then now is the perfect time to join Close To My Heart. Believe us, it’s worth it!
Sign up today!
*New Consultants must reach qualifying sales of $350 before receiving their free Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit.
**The 30-day period begins five days after the New Consultant Kit has been shipped.
Offer valid April 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).
1)  At $250 in sales you earn 3 FREE exclusive stamp sets not available to order - this is available for new consultants that join any time of the year.
2) shipping is charged on free items, and shipping/tax is added to the kit cost. 

3)  You earn a minimum 22% commission on all regular commissionable orders placed. 

When you gather $350 in sales in the first 30 days:
* you earn $77 in regular commissions
*$5 in SPC based on monthly sales
*FREE cricut collection OR $100 SPC from Baby, You're worth it campaign
* FREE 3 stamp sets for hitting first Straight To the Top Goal.

So... Your $75 kit cost could result in $440+ cash and products in the first 30 days! 

If you have questions- PLEASE feel free to contact me.  Send me an email and I'll reply within a few hours or in the morning if it's late.

Ready to take the plunge and do something for yourself?  Join my team.  <click here>

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stampaganza and limited edition stamps ENDS tomorrow!

We've been running our Buy 2 stamp sets get 1 free promotion through the month of March-  it ends TOMORROW...

We've also had this fun stamp set available for the past two weeks and it retires tomorrow as well:

Click here to go to the Hello Paradise stamp set.  It is $17.95 but can also be purchased as part of the Buy 2 stamp sets get one free... Simply add 3 stamp sets to your shopping cart (click here to go to the stamp section of my website) and the least expensive set will be free.  If you add 6 sets to your cart- the TWO least expensive sets will be free.
I went crazy with the Buy 2 get 1 free and bought all the state stamps!

Here's an example
We carry all 50 states, the Canadian Provinces, Australia and New Zealand.  They are ONLY $2.95!!
If you purchased all 50- you would save $47.20!  After tax and shipping It would cost $100.30 before tax and shipping (shipping would be about $4.95-5 on my website if you chose the cheaper shipping option)
I bought all 50 because we are trying to take our kids around to all 50 states before they both move out of the house... these stamps will be GREAT for adding elements to our scrapbooks on our travel pages!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March kit by mail

I had planned to post this last week but I was soooo sick.  I had the flu bug... the Influenza virus that knocks you out for a week. 

So... here's my March kit by mail photos... a week late.

Technically there's a 4th card but it doesn't appear to be in my file to grab easily so I'll share these 3 for today. 

I used the Spring Critters stamp set- which has a set of dies available to use in your Cuttlebug, big shot, or whatever else you use to cut dies.  You can click here to get more info on this.
In March:  Stamps are Buy 2 get 1 (of equal or lessor value) FREE.