Monday, November 30, 2015

CTMH White Pines Picture My Life Cards

Picture My Life (PML) cards are not just for pocket scrapbooking...

The PML cards make documenting any event so quick and easy, 

but they're not just for scrapbooking. 

It's okay to chop 'em up - yep, I said chop 'em up - and apply them to 
traditional scrapbook layouts or on greeting cards, as I've done here.

Each PML kit comes with 20 - 4" x 6" cards and 36 - 3" x 4" cards for only $8.95.  

I added gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985) and matching bow from the
gold Fundamental Assortments (Z3105)

I added a splash of color by splattering some watercolor paint (Z3132)

I applied Fern Thick Twine (Z3093) with a couple of mini staples (Z2027)

Did you notice the scalloped shimmer trim on the "joy to the world" card? You can get that scallop punch at a 25% discount this week only!  You can also stock up on envelopes during the CYBER WEEK SALE. I'm adding those to my list!

Have a memorable day,

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Everyday Life Planner from Close To My Heart is Coming December 1st!

Attention all planner addicts: Planning your year has never been more fun!

Exclusive planner product-bundle for only $29.95 

during December, while supplies last

That's over 15% off the retail price!

Take advantage of this introductory offer beginning December 1st and 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 for only $29.95. Order your bundle (Item #CC1059) on my website

With the new Everyday Life system, 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.

Dates: Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Watch this video to learn more about the Everyday Life system from Close To My Heart. 
The product-bundle is available December 1st. The remaining Everyday Life products you will see in the video will be available for purchase beginning January 1, 2016.
     So what exactly is in the bundle that's available December 1st? 
  • Everyday Life album is a black hardcover 3-ring binder measuring 9 3/8” x 8 ¼” x 1 ½.”
  • Everyday Life planner pages consist of 154 pages, including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers. The pages are 3-ring hole punched and measure 8 3/8” x 6 7/8.” The pages include both monthly and weekly spreads that begin January 2016 and run through December 2016.
  • Everyday Life Perfect Plan Roller Stamp coordinates with the label stickers that come with the 2016 planner pages and features titles, reminders, and additional images.
I can hardly wait to order mine, along with a few items from the Cyber week sale!

Have a memorable year with Close To My Heart,

Friday, November 27, 2015

CTMH Cyber Monday SALE - All Week Long!

25% off Select Close To My Heart Products, including Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge!

November 30th - December 4th, while supplies last 

Shop on my website

For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer in only available for online orders, so please visit my website Monday and start shopping before your fav runs out of stock. See below how to win a free stamp set.
Dates: Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST).

Look for the Cyber Week link on my website ( to start shopping.

Get 25% off these amazing items:
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold 
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver 
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program 
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit 
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album 
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags 
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags 
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags 
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags 
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box 
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box 
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag 
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray 
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray 
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard 
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box 
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box 
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container 
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album 
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box 
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book 
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book 
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album 
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container 
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection 
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch 
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Every $50 order on my website during the sale will be entered into a drawing for one of six free stamp sets. A $100 order will be entered three times. Persons can win more than one stamp set. Winners will be announced Friday, December 5th at 5 p.m. The free stamps are only available through EzScrapbooks.

D1661 Crazy Good
D1607 Bodacious Banners
D1616 Have a Happy Day, retired set
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds, retired set
C1600 Happy Birds, retired set (two available)

Happy shopping and have a memorable day,

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Cards featuring CTMH White Pines

I made some holiday greeting cards with the CTMH White Pines collection.  All the cards are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. I used an card workshop pattern from a previous card kit called Cloud Nine, so be sure to reuse those patterns.

Remember when we used to score everything? I still love the technique.

X7200B White Pines Paper Packet
Z3077 White Pines Assortment - matte badge buttons
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems
Z3087 Green Shimmer Trim
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks
D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set
Z3167 Cricut Artistry cartridge
X1410 Colonial White cards & envelopes

Happy holidays,

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Coffee Gift Card

I don't drink coffee, but this 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" gift card was the perfect presentation for my Starbucks gift cards. Isn't the little cup and cozy so cute? I think this would be great to present your a gift card to teachers, the school bus driver, hair stylist, whomever you want to surprise. You can find the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. The Close To My Heart Chevron Embossing Folder (Z1925) and Kraft paper (Z1375) helped me create the perfect cozy.

Have a memorable day,

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Kit Blog Hop Featuring White Pines

Welcome to our Close To My Heart Paper Kit Blog Hop featuring White Pines. This warm and cozy kit is perfect for the holidays whether you're creating whimsical cards, scrapbook layouts or holiday decorations. I'm sure you'll be inspired by the creations made by this talented group of consultants when you continue to follow the links. If you've come from Aggie's blog, you're in the right place.

I created this two-page 12 x 12 layout for some future Christmas pics. I love it and can hardly wait to add some photos. The stamp set is from the White Pines Workshop on the Go (Item G1098).

close up on the details

Items Used:
G1098 White Pines Workshop On The Go
Z3105 Fundamentals Assortments - Gold
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection

Thanks for looking. Kindly hop to Melissa's blog.

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CTMH Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking Bundle

Experience the "Fun" of Fundamentals!

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95!

Purchase the album bundle and you get:

  • Choose an album from five different patterns offered, in D-ring or Post-bound (1 Album)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle. Click here for workshop instructions. Click here to order your bundle today. Contact me with questions.

*Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of any free items, including the sheets of White Daisy cardstock (three sheets: $1.19 USD). 

Have a memorable day!

CTMH Friendship Card

I made this 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" card for a sweet friend of mine today using products from Close To My Heart. The card pattern is called Curtain Call from the Wishes how-to book. I used up some scraps from a retired paper kit called Blossom. The sentiment in the stamp set was perfect, but I've misplaced the set since making this card earlier today - LOL - so I can't tell you the name of it. The Cricut cuts are from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  I also custom- made my own envelope for this size card using my Cricut cartridge.

I'm sure my friend will love it. I challenge you to send a handmade card to someone this week.

Have a memorable day,


Monday, October 5, 2015

CTMH Sangria Paper Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop focusing on the Sangria paper kit from Close To My Heart. I hope you are inspired by the artwork created by some talented CTMH consultants. If you come from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place.

I made this 4 x 5 card using the Sangria paper kit (X7199B), and the Documenting Moments stamp set (Item D1647). I polished it off with some Poppy thick twine (Item Z3094) and a few gold sequins (Item Z2012). I can hardly wait to send it to someone and brighten their day.

For more inspiring Sangria artwork check out Aggie's blog.

Have a memorable day,


Saturday, September 5, 2015

CTMH Nevermore Paper Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to our Nevermore blog hop where you can see inspiring artwork from Close To My Heart consultants like Lisa. Be sure to click the links until you make it all the way around.

This Halloween-themed vintage looking paper kit and accessories can be found in the new Holiday Expressions book on page 7. I'm a sucker for anything Halloween, and this collection doesn't disappoint. In fact, it makes me wish my kids would stay little and trick or treat forever.

I followed Pattern no. 7 in the Make It From Your Heart volume 1 how-to book to create my two-page spread. I love how easy it is to make beautiful layouts using these patterns. To see a larger image, just click on it.

CTMH Cricut collections really jazz up a page.

The new Complements packs now include stickers, printed craft die cuts,
and printed vellum die cuts.

Products Used (click the link to add to your cart):
  • X7198B Nevermore Paper Packet
  • X7198C Nevermore Complements
  • Z3087 Green Shimmer Trim
  • Z2012 Gold Sequins Assortment
  • B1453 Frightfully Fun stamp set
  • Z3167 Artistry Cricut Cartridge
  • Z3170 Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Now hop on over to Judy Faye's blog to see more artwork.

Have a memorable day!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

CTMH Studio J Kits Retiring Sep 1

Select Studio J® Content Retiring September 1
The following kits will be retired on September 1 to make room for new products in Studio J:
Blue Ribbon
Elegant Bouquet
Floral Tapestry
Ivy Lane
Life Delights
More To Adore
Paper Garden
Sweet Home
Sweet Pea
That's Amore
Wishes and Fishes Girl

Also, because we will be introducing new, limited edition Express Collections each month,  the following Express Collections will also be retired September 1:
Little Man
Little Miss
School Days
Year in Review

If you had planned on using any of these kits or collections for a particular project, now is the time to get those projects done! 

Studio J is an online design scrapbook program from Close To My Heart. There's nothing to buy up front and you only pay for the pages you create and want to keep. It's a win-win.  Click HERE to start playing.

Have a memorable day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CTMH Zoe Paper Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop featuring the Close To My Heart Zoe paper pack.  If you've come from Michelle's blog, you're in the right place. Whether you're just getting started or you've hopped around the blogs, we hope you are inspired to start creating with this spirited new collection.

I made this one-page layout of my adorable boy when he lost his first tooth. This paper is fabulous for boys or girls, celebrations big or small.

Supplies used:
G1096 Zoe Workshop on the Go scrapbooking kit
Z1375 Kraft cardstock
X5772 Canary cardstock
D1578 Flight of the Arrows stamp set
D1607 Bodacious Banners stamp set
E1029 Marquee Uppercase stamp set
E1030 Handwritten Print stamp set
A1117 Typeface stamp set
Z2012 Sequins gold assortment
Z3039 Thick Twine - Glacier

Now hop on over to Melissa's blog.  Enjoy!

Have a memorable day,

Monday, August 3, 2015

CTMH teaser #2 - New Cricut Cartridge, Artistry

Wow, just when you thought it couldn't get any better, CTMH puts out another amazing Cricut cartridge. This one is called Artistry. It includes all the goodies you expect from Close To My Heart: 700 images (shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds, and font), three compatible My Acrylix D-size stamp sets, and now has a cardstock combo pack of 20 sheets to get your started.

There are two options:
Item 3167 - $99 for the cartridge, stamps and paper pack,
- or -
Item 3190 - $79 for the digital download, stamps and paper pack (available only for Cricut Explore and Explore Air).

The best part is you can order this product immediately even though the new Annual Inspirations book doesn't go live until September 1st.  Take advantage of this preview item.  Order today.

Don't forget to check out the August Stamp of the Month, Framed - just $5 when you purchase with your new Artistry Cricut Cartridge. And check out the Get Organized promotion this month to get even more deals of great CTMH products (and another peek at new stuff).

Have a memorable day,

CTMH Teaser - Zoe Collection

I can't reveal all the contents from the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations book just yet - it goes live September 1, 2015 - but I can share a couple of new items with you.

The Zoe collection is one of my favorites. I love the playful attitude of this paper kit, and it is perfect for boys or girls!
Zoe Workshop on the Go. Item #G1096

Zoe B&T paper. Also includes 6-12"x12" sheets of cardstock (not shown)
in Glacier, Slate, White Daisy and Sorbet. Paper Packet Item #X7197B

The Complements have been redesigned and now include 2-6"x6" sticker sheets,
1 assorted Kraft die-cuts (not all shown), and 1 assorted vellum die-cuts (not all shown).
Zoe Complements Item #X1797C
Workshop of the Go main layout.

Workshop on the Go additional layout.

Check back on August 5th for the Zoe paper collection blog hop to see what other's have created with this versatile collection.

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blossom Cardmaking Workshop

The spring edition of the Seasonal Inspirations from Close To My Heart includes a darling card workshop called Blossom.  It comes complete with paper, accessories and coordinating stamp set for $24.95 (Item G1095).  Best of all the included instructions and stamp set can be reused with paper you already have. Who has too many birthday cards?  I've made the following cards using leftovers from the Hopscotch paper kit.

This card kit is available through August 2015. Order yours here.
Blossom Cardmaking Kit contents, Close To My Heart

Have a memorable day,