Thursday, December 10, 2015

12 Days of Christmas CTMH Style: Decorate the Boss!

This video is so cute, I had to share it! Close To My Heart employees got into the Christmas spirit by using our scrapbooking products to decorate Brian Holman, the COO, as if he were a Christmas tree. 

Here’s what was used:

12 Sheets of Paper
11 PML cards 
10 Spools of Twine
9 Christmas Stamp Sets
8 Fun Assortments
7 Rolls of Washi
6 Base & Bling
5 Gold Foil Tape
4 Complements
3 Watercolors
2 Embossing Powders
And a Sticky Boy on top of Brian’s Head

Watch the video on YouTube >

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New CTMH Planner Bundle - 15% Off!

Attention all planner addicts! During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle! It's only $29.95, more than 15% off! 

With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once. This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right. Check it out >

You Get:
Everyday LifeTM Album—Black (Z3208)
Everyday LifeTM 2016 Planner Pages (Z3209)
Everyday LifeTM Perfect Plan Roller Stamp (Z3212)

For only $29.95!
(reg. $35.85)

$5 Stamp of the Month

Plus, get the December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight Garden, for only $5 when you spend $50!

Let me know if you have any questions. Shop now >

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Video: How to Use the Cricut Artistry Collection

I wanted to share this video with you that CTMH created. It gives you a look into the images on CTMH's newest Cricut cartridge, Artistry, along with what all you get in the collection. It ALSO shows you HOW to use all of the great features of the cartridge!

I love all of the versatile artwork in the video, especially this adorable card.

Take a look at the video below, or view it HERE.


If you'd like to get your hands on the Artistry Cricut Collection yourself, visit my page HERE and get free shipping! You'll also find LOTS more information and artwork on it!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Watercolor + Stamps = Fun Cards!

I have had so much fun playing with Close to my Heart's new watercolor paints. I have never used watercolors before (even though my aunt is a professional watercolor artist!), and I can't believe I waited this long! These paints have a vibrant pigment, unlike some cheaper brands. (And these are only $11.95!)
Kailyn recently turned 2 so I made these fun thank you cards to thank our guests for her gifts. 
The watercolor look pairs perfectly with the Hello, Life stamp sets. Today is the LAST day to order these special-edition stamps...see below for details on how to order!

I had fun with just playing with a variety of simple brushstrokes. You really can't mess up! It's so fun to just keep painting and can bust out a lot of card fronts in a short period of time!

I think this is one of my favorites. I like the white space. 

This next one I played with splatters. I just added a little water to the brush, loaded it up with some paint, then tapped the brush lightly. The closer to the paper, the larger the splatter. 

This next one I used more water and less paint for a more pastel look. 

After I finished painting I set the papers aside to dry. Once they were dry the paper was a little wavy so I set them under a dictionary overnight and they flattened out nicely.

Then I used Archival Black ink and one of the new Hello, Life stamp sets and BOOM, easy, yet impressive card! I cut the watercolor paper down to 4" x 5.25" and them mounted onto some black cardstock at A2 size before putting onto my card base.

Last Day for Hello, Life Stamps!
Today is the last day to order the 3 special-edition Hello, Life stamp sets to celebrate National Stamping Month!  Whether you scrapbook, pocket scrap, or create handmade cards, there is a set for you!  And they all coordinate together! They are only $13.95 each or save when you buy all 3! Shop now >

If you love these sets, be sure to order now! After TODAY these stamps will be GONE!  Shop now >

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New CTMH Products & Catalog Now Available!!!

Eeeeeek!!! I am so excited that it's finally Sept. 1! That means you can now order from the brand new Annual Inspirations catalog!!!

Or, place an order of $50 or more and I'll send you one for free! Shop now >

Here are some highlights of some projects and some of my favorite new products...


Watercolor Paints - super vibrant colors!
I am SOOOO excited about this Ink Blot stamp set...
Ink Blot Stamp Set

Kaleidescope paper | Diamonds are Forever stamp set

Georgie Paper Pack
Charming Cascades stamp set

Birthday Princess stamp set

Ink Blot stamp set | Paper Fundamentals | Glitter Blue Dots

More colors of shimmer trim | gold & silver FOIL TAPE!
I really love our Picture my Life cards. They are like Project Life, but Close to my Heart's version! CTMH just revamped the cards and I'm stoked about it. Each card has the SAME design on each side, but one side is vertical/portrait orientation, and the other side is horizontal/landscape orientation. SO SMART! Several of them have foil. See all of the new PML kits HERE.
Beautiful You Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit (gold foil)
Childhood Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit

Through the Year Picture my Life Scrapbooking Kit

Did I tell you, or did I tell you, there are some AWESOME new products?!

Now go check out the CATALOG or shop on my WEBSITE! If you have an order of $150 or more, contact me. You'll qualify for free hostess rewards!

Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug. Stamp of the Month Cricut Card + Free Shipping on CTMH Cricut Collections

Hello! Today I have a super cute card to show you that was made using the new Artistry Cricut collection along with the Artbooking cartridge. Plus it features the August stamp of the month which is only available for a few more days! BONUS: the August stamp of the month coordinates with the new Artistry cartridge! And it's only $5 with a $50+ purchase!

I just love this card that CTMH made. The white on white is something I don't often think about but I love how it adds lots of texture plus the colors really POP! The overlay with the stars is from Artbooking and the fun shape that "Thanks" is stamped on is from Artistry.

Here's another little cutie made with the August stamp of the month. This cute little bag was cut with the Artiste Cricut cartridge and the piece that is stamped is, again, cut with Artistry. The paper is from the Blossom paper pack, which is also leaving us at the end of the month.

Here is what the full August stamp of the month looks like...

I am offering you free shipping on all of CTMH's Cricut cartridges. I set up a Paypal form for each collection on their respective pages on my blog. Order right from there and I'll have the collection ship to your door!

If you would like more than one collection, or anything else, please contact me because at $150+ order you get FREE hostess rewards, too! In fact, I'll pay your shipping on your whole order if you have a Cricut collection included.

Click the links below to learn more about each collection and/or to order with FREE shipping! You can even choose a drop-down option to add the stamp of the month.

FREE SHIPPING on all CTMH Cricut cartridges from

Blossom paper packet

Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cricut Artistry Collection Now Available

I am excited to let you know that CTMH's brand new Cricut collection, Artistry, is now available!

Ready to order? Scroll to the end and get FREE SHIPPING!

This collection includes a brand new cartridge, 3 D-size stamp sets, and a pack of 24 12"x12" cardstock, including several NEW colors! You have a choice between a physical cartidge or a digital version that you access with a download code. The digital version still comes with the stamps and cardstock but is $20 less. This is a great option if you own the Cricut Explore.

Here are a few cards that were made with Artistry.

And here's a peek at the handbook. A link to the complete handbook is below.


You can get your hands on this new Cricut Collection NOW. Plus you qualify to add the awesome August Stamp of the Month for only $5! It even coordinates with the Artistry cartridge!

I just love the card below. The frame and "thanks" stamp are stamped onto a cut from Artistry. And the overlay with the stars and circles is from the Artbooking cartridge--another GREAT cart.

CTMH has 5 amazing Cricut collection now. They are seriously all must-haves:

Art Philosophy | Artiste | Artbooking | Artfully Sent | Artistry

I am offering free shipping on your of any Cricut collection from me! PLUS I'll send you the current Idea Book from Close to my Heart so you can see all the great new products and inspiring projects. You can also view the Idea book online HERE.
To order, use the Paypal button below. I will cover your shipping, so the total is $79 for the digital collection or $99 for the regular Cricut collection + tax (I used an average tax rate). Your purchase also qualifies you for the current Stamp of the Month for just $5 more! Use the drop-down menu to choose the option you'd like.

Artistry Ordering Options

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Deal! FREE or $5 Exclusive CTMH Stamp Sets in July!

Yay, it's a new month which means a new deal!

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail-priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95! You always qualify for the Stamp of the Month for $5 with a $50 purchase, so you get could a double deal!

The Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! 

You can view all of the Hostess Rewards Stamp sets HERE starting on page 6 (of PDF) and HERE starting on page 7 (of PDF).

The July Stamp of the Month is a versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things that life has to offer.

To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets.

If your order is $150+ you'll also qualify for additional Hostess Rewards! Contact me for details.

Be sure to grab this deal before it’s gone!

Let me know if you have any questions.