Thursday, September 13, 2018

Memories in the Making!

Memories in the Making Deluxe Workshop Kit
24 Page Scrapbook Kit
Close To My Heart declared September to be National Stamping Month many years ago. Each year CTMH comes out with a limited kit to celebrate this stamping month. This month’s kit features the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit and two exclusive stamp sets. Use the layout kit to create 13 single 12" x 12" pages, or add a few additional products to turn these pages into a calendar. 
There are several options to this kit.
You can purchase the whole “kit and caboodle” as I call it. 
$70.41- This kit gives you a 30% discount!
This includes the Memories in the Making LayoutKit, the Calendar, and the two exclusive stamp sets; Memories in the Making Days Stamp Set and Memories in the Making Months Stamp Set.
You can also purchase just the Memories in the Making Layout Kit ($35: a 20% discount)
(does not include the calendar or stamp sets).
There is also a bundle for just the two stamp sets for $43.84
(a 20% discount).
These prices include shipping and tax.
Or you can purchase the stamp sets individually.
Like the past 2 years, I will be offering a DELUXE Calendar kit. This provides you with all the paper and additional Cricut Cuts to create a coordinating page to the calendar. This will allow you to tear the calendar page off the calendar on the last day of the month and slip it into a page protector next to the coordinating page. You will have your entire year album complete BEFORE the New Year begins! This kit makes for FABULOUS gifts, whether you assemble it OR give the kit as a gift (purchase multiple kits and give as gifts)!
I will be offering this as a workshop in January 2019. Your calendar can be created for 2020 OR you can create for 2019 if you do not already have a 2019 calendar. We will complete the calendar album over a period of 4 classes (3 months at each class.)
Here is my DELUXE version of the calendar kit made into 12 double layouts. The pages are not month-specific, which allows you to arrange them however you want as layouts or as calendar pages. Thank you to fellow consultant, Julie Carriere , for sharing her creativity with me. I love how these pages came together. I am in love with the Monthly Banners and I like that the pages can be used on any months you choose! The icons on the monthly banners can be remove once the month is over and added to a card front and have a one-of-a-kind card
The DELUXE Kit (117.00) consists of:
*The Making Memories Calendar Kit with Stamp Sets
*44 additional sheets of cardstock
*12 monthly calendar title banners
*use of my ink pads (if you come to the in-person class)
*use of my watercolor inks and paint brushes
*all Cricut cuts will be cut by me 
Additional Supplies Needed to create this project (if you do not attend my in-person class):
Z2831 Charcoal
Z2895 Lagoon
Z2841 Glacier
Z2853 Sweet Leaf
Z2819 Bashful
Z2843 Canary
Z2825 Mink
Z6502 Peach 
*Paintbrush and Watercolor Inks: For creating the ink splatters on the pages.
Purchase the Deluxe Kit, 12 x 12 Album and Page Protector Pack from me and I will give you a 20% discount on your album!
Postage Costs will be applied if participating by mail.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Got Stacks of Photos? Got Too Many Photos on Your Phone/Computer? Got Photos Shoved in Drawers? Got Solutions!

I want YOU to be able to create beautiful, meaningful memory albums in record time-with LOTS of photos and a SHORT STORY!

DATE:  Thursday, September 20th
TIME: 6:30-9:30
COST: $40.50y
R.S.V.P: on/before  SEPTEMBER 12th
(it is important to register on/before this due date so there is enough tie to order your kit and have it arrive in time for class)

Please specify if you would like the Black/White Gingham Album, or the Lagoon Blue Album upon registering.

I am so excited to introduce you to a new process of visual story telling using a BRAND NEW PRODUCT that Close To My Heart introduced on September 1st.  
SHORT STORY is a process created by storyteller & scrapbooking enthusiast ,Stacy Julian.
Short Story is perfect if you want to get a big stack of photos scrapbooked really FAST and be really THRILLED with the results.  

Short Story is so very EASY!

Just about EVERYTHING you 
NEED comes in the kit-  you do not need a fancy room or a ton of supplies.
You DO need photos of people. places or things that YOU love.  


During our time together I will guide you in a step by step process of visual storytelling.  Using the instructional workbook that comes in your kit, we will walk through the process of visual story telling with your large stock of photos. 

This process is PERFECT for any theme, trip or event.  
It is a great way to get lots of photos into an album in a short about of time.  
You will walk away with a meaningful 6 x 6 album full of your most loved photos.  
No experience is needed!

Your basic kit comes with:
  • 1- 6 x 6 Album
  • *10- 6 x 6 Memory protector
  • *12- 6 x 6 patterned paper sheets
  • *20- 6 x 6White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
  • *4- sticker & die-cut 6 x 6 sheets
  • *1 package of Black & White Dots
  • *1 yard of white twine
  • *1 spool of black & white gingham ribbon
  • *1 Short Story Workbook

Additional Products Needed:
(if you wish to order any of these, please do so upon registering for the class)

*Photo or Paper Trimmer
(I highly recommend #Z4211 Mini Photo Trimmer- $19.60)
*Black Journaling Pen


Optional Add-On Products I recommend:

*#C1725 Simply Said Alphabet Stamp Set:  $17.30
*3-D Foam Tape,Dots:
*Glue Dots

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS AT LEAST 25-35 4 x 6 PHOTOS from a particular event or of the same theme.  
(you do need photos in order to participate in this class)

Some Short Story Album Ideas:
*tribute to a particular person or group
*Your Home Town
*any celebration 


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

NEW! Shaker Card and Disney Kit!

Wednesday Greetings!

Thank you to all who joined me last night in my private Facebook Group for the Holiday Expressions Idea Book Walk Through.  I so enjoyed sharing all the wonderful products in this new Idea Book!  I especially enjoyed demonstrating how to make a fun shaker card using the new Shaker Card Thin Cuts, Loose Sequins, and the Stamp of the Month.  If you were not able to join us last night, the video is on the private Facebook page and can be viewed whenever you want and as many times as you want.  If you haven't requested to be added to the page and would like to be, send me a message and I will be happy to add you.  I did announce a couple of specials last night that do not end until tomorrow evening (Thursday, September 6th at 9:00 p.m.).  The shaker card can be found on my blog (for some reason I am not able to post it to this message).

I have a handful of pretty fun kits and classes lined up and CTMH had several specials happening all month long.  .  To not overwhelm you, I will be highlighting one thing each day or every other day.  I hope you will find some things that interest you!

Today I am focusing on my new Disney Pre-Cut Kit,  All the details are below.  

It's Here!
Another Disney Kit is not available to purchase. I will precut all your papers and Cricut Cuts for you. Yes...I do all that tedious, not so fun tasks for YOU. You get to have all the Fun of assembling your pages and bringing them to life by adding your personal photos. Huge Shout Out, once again, to Ginni Canderlia for sharing her over-the-top creativity! 
Basic Kit: $70
(please add $14 for postage is I am mailing the kit to you. I can add this kit to the previous kit (if you ordered it) and you are waived this postage fee.
Basic Kit
*All papers PRE-Cut!
*All Exclusive Cricut Cuts Pre Cut!
*Hello Pumpkin Shapes Pack
*White Ribbon
*Black & White Dots Pack
*2 6 x 12 Flip Flaps
*1 True Fit Folio
*3 VelcroDots
*Photo Mats
*Page Protectors for each 2 page layout
Optional Add-On Products: Please let me know upon ordering your kit if you would like to add any of these products to your kit order.
I do highly recommend these:
*#C1725 Simply Said Alphabet Stamp Set
*#C1748 Stitched Boarders Stamp Set
*acrylix blocks needed for these stamp sets
*Black Shimmer Brush
*Black Journaling Pen
*Sponge Daubers
#D Foam Tape/DOTS
*White Jelly Pen (CTMH does not sell this product)
*Shin HanTouch Markers- Carmine and Cerulean Blue
Ink Pads: Intense Black, Carolina Blue, Bluebird, Candy Apple, Canary, Pewter, Toffee

Friday, August 24, 2018


Happy Friday!

I hope you all have had a great week.  Many us had kids start back to school.  If you are like me, you are ready for the weekend!  Enjoy filling it with some of your favorite things!

I wanted to share some of the art I have created recently.
CTMH currently has a few exclusive kits available for a limited time only.  I will include some photos in this message but I have many more on my blog ( ).  Be sure to check my blog out for more details!

My VIP Private Facebook Group is growing.  I did a Live FB video the other night teaching a fun fold card card the “Drapery Card.”  I have plans to share, teach and offer contests on this VIP page so PLEASE contact me to join.  You don’t have to be active on Facebook to be a member of this private group.  You don’t even have to comment, post or participate in anything…you can just get in there and watch my classes!

The “Here’s To You” kit retires NEXT THURSDAY.  I loved how QUICKLY these lovely cards and layout came together.  When you purchase the kit, you will receive a FREE cutting guide to create the cards and layout.  I used my Create With Heart How To Book to make a coordinating page to match the layout I did of my daughter Molly.  

The “More Magical” Kit has a super fun Disney Theme to it but I have created a card and a layout that is NOT a Disney Theme!  These exclusive papers are perfect for so many different themes.  A FREE cutting guide is available to create 8 pages ( 4- 2-page layouts AND 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs).

There is also a “You’ve Got Class” bundle.  There are several options to this kit- the best options includes an exclusive paper pack, cardstock pack, true fit folios (12 x 12 file folios), 2 stamp sets, thin cuts, and a package of sparkles.  This bundle will allow you to create a school theme album Kindergarten- Senior Year!  All these products are also available to on their own so it you want more than one of particular products (I purchased 4 packs of the True Fit Folios- they are great for storaging school memorabilia, as well as, vacation and special event  memorabilia).   A free cutting guide is available to you to make creating this album a breeze!

The NEW! CRAFT WITH HEART 12 Month Subscription became available August 1st.  This subscription will be delivered right to your doorstep in a lovely box which is packed with easy to assemble exclusive Cut Above Scrapbook Kits.  If you purchase the 12 month subscription you will receive 20% discount , FREE SHIPPING and 90 FREE PHOTO PROCESSING PRINTS over the course of an entire year!  I will be hosting FREE ASSEMBLY Classes both in person and on my private facebook page.  This will be a time for subscribers to come together and put our kits together.  I will share ways to enhance your pages using all kinds of embellishments and techniques.  

The two current Idea Books will RETIRE ON AUGUST 31st (next Thursday).  If you have product on your Wish List, now is the time to order them.  Some product has already sold out.  

You can purchase all these exclusive kits and all our product on my website (  You can also reach out to me.  I am happy to help you!

I am always looking to grow my customer base. I am open to come to work offices, to schools, to MOPS and other Church Groups, new moms, grandmothers, friends, sororities, clubs, kids ages 6 and up, etc.  My studio here at my house is always open for private workshops/classes, too.  If you know of anyone or if you are interested in hosting a private class or having me come to your organization OR if you don’t have the space, don’t want to clean your house or just want to get out-my studio is ALWAYS available.  Please be sure to reach out to me.  I would also love to do  virtual workshops and/or parties!

Happy Weekend!