Monday, March 31, 2014

Awesome April Promo for New Consultants

April is definitely going to be AWESOME!!  Anyone who joins my team - Hearts of Inspiration -  April 1-30, 2014 not only gets an amazing consultant kit valued at over $300 for ONLY $99, but also a FREE CTMH Cricut cartridge collection, valued at $116 (including tax & S&H).  

That's over $400 of Close to My Heart products for only $99!!

Hit the first Straight to the Top level requirements ($1200 of commissionable sales within the first three months after enrolling), you're consultant kit fee ($99) will be refunded!

Choose one of Close to My Heart's exclusive Cricut collections:

  • Artiste (Z1790)
  • Art Philosophy (Z1686) or
  • Artbooking (Z1906). 
Each cartridge is packed with 700 shapes, fonts, dimensional objects, and much more. Plus each collection includes three coordinating stamp sets and three sheets of chipboard shapes to make your projects pop!

Visit my blog page on joining to read WHY i joined and some other info. 

For additional info & to sign up, visit my website.

Looking forward to having you join my team and the CTMH family!! Please contact me with any questions.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Inspired By Blog Challenges - FMS #128

Hello!  Well I have been slacking on my blog and Freshly Made Sketches got me inspired this week, so knocked out this gorgeous (I say so myself) card last night. Here is the sketch for challenge #128:

Featured Products:
- Ariana Paper Pack
     - this is all from one B&T paper, including zip strip + the Ariana Grey CS
- Ariana Assortment (bow)
- Sparkles assortment
- White Daisy Bulk Card Pack
- Holiday Tags Stamp Set
- Black & (the retired) Grey Flannel Stamp Pads

You can order all of these products from my website:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pure Joy of Washi Tape

Did you know that Close to My Heart has 8 different washi tapes?!  Yup and they are each 15 yards in length.  Here they are:

Gold Polka-Dot - 1" wide: $7.95  Item#: Z1920

Smoothie Striped - 1" wide: $7.95  Item# Z1923

Honey Triangles - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# Z1931

Chocolate Woodgrain - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# Z1930

Slate Polka-Dot - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# Z1817

Lagoon Houndstooth - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# ZZ1850

Ruby Chevron - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# Z1933

Silver Geometric (Metalic Shimmer) - 1/2" wide: $4.95  Item# Z1932

Aren't they awesome?!?  I use one on almost all my projects now. You can order washi tape and the paper fundamentals paper pack from my website:

Watch the video from Close to My Heart for an overview of the CTMH Washi Tape and an intro to the Paper Fundamentals paper pack.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mix & Match Picture My Life + a Contest!!

Check out this video of the new Close to My Heart Picture My Life (pocket) scrapbooking program. Kristine goes over the basics and introduces a contest running during the month of March 2014.

Go to the Close to My Heart facebook post about Mix & Match, Jeanette's blog, or leave a comment on the YouTube video for your chance to win a Picture My Life collection FREE!!  ($24.95 value)

To view or order the Picture My Life collections, visit my website.  I also wrote a previous blog post outlining the details of collections too.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Art With Attitude Blog Hop - Paper Fundamentals

The Stampers with an Attitude team is doing a blog hop, themed {Art with an Attitude}!!  "Who are we?" you might ask?  We are Close to My Heart (CTMH) consultants, who are passionate and talented crafters!

You are in the right place if you just came from
{Melinda Everitt's blog}

For this blog hop, we are showing off the new Paper Fundamentals paper pack.  This pack is includes 20 double-sided 12"x12" sheets (2 each of 10 designs); same design on both sides.  One side has a glossy resist pattern and the other is in the basic color palette.  If you remember the Dream Pop paper pack - this pack is exactly like that!!

I incorporated the chocolate paper with diagonal lines into my Timberline themed layout - it really added a great affect to it!  

After distressing all the pieces and assembling, I embellished with the Durables Triangle & Artisan Studs, Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape, a zip strip from the paper pack, and a couple of the stickers from the Timberline Complements. The adventure title was cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  Three of my photos are also raised with 3-D tape.  LOVE it & this paper pack!

Now Hop on Over To
LMK if you have questions. 
Thanks for visiting - now go get inspired!!

Featured Products:
  • Make It From Your Heart Vol. #2 - pattern 3
  • Timberline Paper Pack
  • Chocolate Cardstock
  • Paper Fundamentals Paper Pack
  • Chocolate Stamp Pad
  • Durables - Triangle Studs
  • Durables - Artisan Studs
  • Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge:
    • pg 66 - Title > Shift key @ 1" real dial size
  • 3D Foam Tape, Liquid Glass & Tombo Adhesive

March 2014 Stampers With an Attitude Blog Hop List:
  1. Kim's Papercrafts: Kimberly Moss ~
  2. Sheila's Stamping Stuff: Sheila Bennett ~
  3. Catscrapbooking: Catherine Nowak~
  4. If You Bling It...They Will Come: Melinda Everitt ~
  5. Inspired By D - Denise Elliott ~ - you're here
  6. Keeley's Kreations: Keeley Kirwan ~

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Rediscover Home

Rediscover HOME this month with Close to My Heart. Your FREE download are these adorable spice labels. Organize your pantry in no time!

Download the file here:

Note: the image is a screen shot; for best quality, download the PDF file from the above link.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Whole Kit & Caboodle

With the release of the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book, we got 7 new paper packs!  Meet these amazing new papers:
Introducing: Ariana

Introducing:  Balloon Ride 
Introducing: Ivy Lane

Introducing: Jubilee

Introducing: Lollydoodle

Introducing: Skylark

Introducing: Timberline

Each of the My Reflections paper packs are $9.95, which includes 6 B&T Duos (patterned papers) - 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, and 6 sheets of cardstock in coordinating colors.  To view each of the papers, click here to visit my website.

You can also get these papers in a Workshop on the Go (WOTG), Close to My Heart's version of a kit.  Each of the new papers have a scrapbooking WOTG and there are two card WOTG (Ivy Lane & Lollydoodle).  The scrapbooking WOTG run $29.95 (retail of over $41) and the card WOTG are $24.95 (retail almost $37).

Why are the WOTG's a great option??  You get a color how-to-instruction guide, a full paper pack, an exclusive stamp set that is only available with that WOTG, embellishments (sometimes exclusive) & it's at a discounted price (vs. buying it all separately).  The card WOTG include the papers needed to create the cards, a color how-to-instruction guide, card bases & envelopes, also includes an exclusive stamp set to that kit, and exclusive embellishments.

To be inspired more by these amazing new papers, watch this short video from Close to My Heart.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hopping With Heart Blog Hop - Loving Ivy Lane

It's blog hop time and we are excited Close to My Heart consultants that want to share and inspire you with new products from the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book!

My project for this hop features the new paper pack - Ivy Lane.  This paper pack is gorgeous!!  I used one of the new embossing folders {Damask} since I got it in and love it!! For some bling, I used the new pink glitter paper and one of the flowers from the Ivy Lane assortment, which I added a clear sparkle to the center of it.

Thanks for hopping on over to my blog to see my card!  You can see everyone else's new product creations by clicking the thumbnails below. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Video #16

Celebrate themed layouts - easy-peasy with Artbooking!

Studio Savings with Studio J

During the month of March, Studio J layouts are only $5!!

What is STUDIO J?  It is a FREE online program from Close to My Heart that allows you to create 12x12 layouts digitally.  You can custom design your layouts or utilize the pre-designed layouts, called Express Collections. You have a TON of options (papers, embellishments, matting, colors, etc.)

Once you are done creating, simply purchase your layouts and CTMH will print them out for you on high-gloss photo paper.  YES - it is THAT easy!!  What you see is what you get, so make sure to review the details before purchasing.

Studio J is FREE to use/try/play around with and you do NOT have to download any programs. As a bonus, for each layout you purchase, you will receive a JPG image of that layout too.

Visit my Studio J - Digital Scrapbooking page here on my blog for even more info and specifics, in addition to another recent blog post discussing printing your photos out via Studio J.  

To access Studio J, you can visit my website or click here: STUDIO J.

Per two-page, custom-printed layout (including JPG files)$6.95    ($5.00 during March 2014!)
Per two-page JPG file only$2.95
Shipping per box of up to 50 layouts$5.95 USD / $13.95 CAD
Minimum layouts per order4
Read the Studio J FAQ's

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Stamp of the Month - Happy Place

The March Stamp of the Month (SOTM) is Happy Place.  Buy it at full retail price for $17.95* or earn it at a discounted price of $5* with a $50 order, before tax and shipping.

This happy-go-lucky stamp set will only be available through March 31, 2014.  Visit my website to get your SOTM today!! 

* = plus tax and S&H