Thursday, March 29, 2012

A 9 year old, CTMH Cricut Cartridge, Bunny Box and a CLub for EVERYONE!

Yesterday my daughter, Payton had a half day of school. She was in a creative mood upon arriving home and wanted to create a little something for her dear friends who are going away for Spring Break on Saturday. She decided to make some "Bunny Bait" (a trail mix consisting of pretzels, marshmallows and Recess peanut butter eggs). Payton wanted to wrap the Bunny Bait in something cute. I shared with her a picture of a cute bunny box fellow consultant, Christine Adams, shared on her blog. Payton was so excited to give it a try! I handed Payton the directions and she got to work. I was so impressed with how cute her bunny bags turned out. Payton did it all herself using my Cricut machine and the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. This cartridge ROCKS! It is for EVERYONE or EVERY AGE!!!!
Once Payton was done wiht her project we rode our bikes over to her friend's house to deliver the gifts. Her friends were thrilled! They fell in love with their new little bunny friends! Payton said she can't wait until she can be a CTMH Consultant! She said she LOVES to make things to give to others and see their smiles!!!!

Unfortunately, Payton is not old enough to become a CTMH consultant BUT...if you are 18 or older YOU can! And all those who "join the club" on/before March 31st (SATURDAY) will receive the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge FREE, in addition to all the other goodies contained in the start up kit! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to join my CTMH family!

Joining the Club!

"I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member."

Groucho Marx said that. I think the guy must have had some low self-esteem! I love clubs! I love the feeling of being part of a group of like-minded people. I joined the drama club, Camp Fire Girls, even Sam's Club, just to name a few!!

The best club I ever joined though is the Close to my Heart club. With it came benefits that I couldn't even imagine. Here's what I received:

A welcome package that was worth $400
An opportunity to attend the best expo I've ever been to (and I've been to it four times)
A continual discount on my favorite brand new products
About a hundred new friends with more to come
Sneak previews and chances to buy great new products before they are available to the public
A chance to get out of the house and just be me
Regular club meetings where make and takes were free
Access to a private treasure trove of new artwork, patterns and ideas
A place to feel important
A big tax refund
Chances to get free product OFTEN
And I have taken my husband on 6 all expense paid cruisers AND a trip to NEw Zealand!

Join the club for just $99 plus shipping and tax and get that whole welcome package and most of the wonderful things that I gained from this club listed above, (a couple of them you have to earn but MOST come with your joiner's fee).
Here's the best part, you can try out the club for FOUR MONTHS with no other obligation on your part. That's right, just see if you like it. At the end of June, you can decide to stay in the club or not. For more details on this, just send me an email and I can tell you all about it. And P.S. if you want a way to make money, I can help you with that too!
So, if this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, here's what you do. Grab your credit card and go to: and click on "Opportunity". Or give me a call and I will walk you through the application!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Going! Going! GONE...

When I sit down to scrapbook and/or create cards I always pull out my "Scrapbooking and Card Making Bibles." I depend on my CLose To My Heart "How To" books. I love these resources. They always get my mind thinking. I take the ideas shared in these books and then I tweak them to make them my own, to add my own personal touch. Several weeks ago it was announced that all 6 of these fabulous resources are being retired. Several of these books are now sold out. Good news is 4 books are still available (but not for long). "Cherish", "Imagine" and "Magic" are super for scrapbookers and "Wishes" is perfect for the card maker in all of us. If you do not already own these books, I highly recommend you treat yourself today! These books also make GREAT gifts for our fellow scrapbookers and card makers. Shop now for Christmas! YOu can order you books on my website under "while supplies last" or feel free to contact me and I will be happy to order them for you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Love Your Layout...Florentine

Happy Friday!

This week has flown by...the month of March has flown by! There are still 7 days left to get your FREE Close To My Hear Bundle or $100 in FREE product. How? By treating yourself to the BEST JOB on EARTH! Become a CTMH consultant during the month of March and a Cricut Bundle ($99 value) will be added to your Consultant kit at NO CHARGE! If you already have the CTMH Cricut Bundle or are not interested in it you can choose $100 in select product to add to your kit AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! I would be honored to have you join my team. If you have any questions or would like to just chat about this wonderful opportunity feel free to contact me.

I know I have already shared this video with you but it is so much fun I wanted to do it again!

...And here is another fun "Love Your Layout" video featuring the "Florentine" Kit which made its debut in the current Spring/Summer Idea book.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sweet Surprises Card Kit

This past Sunday my Kids Paper Crafting Club met. The girls had so much fun creating with the "Sweet Surprises" Card Kit *(item #Z1731- page 123 in current Idea Book). These cards are unique, pretty, fun and of so easy to assemble. Everything you need comes right in the kit except for your scissors (to cut the ribbon) and adhesives. This kit is definitely a SWEET THING!"

Here are some photos of the girls working on their cards. and following that there is a great little video on how to assemble the cards.

You can order your kit directly on my website (NEW ADDRESS:
Or feel free to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to place the order for you! Why not get a few: one for you and use the rest to give as gifts!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Easy as ABC and 123!

Being a Close To My Heart Consultant just got a whole lot EASIER and BETTER!
During the month of March every individual who becomes a consultant will receive the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle FREE or you can choose $100 in Select CTMH Product!

AND...The Close To My Heart Corporate Office just announced that every consultant will have a FREE online business address! This means that your customers can go to your OBA (online business address) and place orders through you! CTMH is also providing all consultants with newsletters that you can customize and personalize any way you wish! This makes our jobs as consultants so much easier and MORE AFFORDABLE! Having a FREE website and newsletters provided by our Corporate Office is WONDERFULLY HUGE! YIPPPEEEE!!!! YAY!!!!! I am definitely doing the happy dance.

One of my most favorite things to look forward to every year as a CTMH consultant is CONVENTION. This year it will be held in DALLAS, TX. Here is a little sneak peek at what is to come at the CTMH 4-Day PARTY...I mean CONVENTION!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

17% DISCOUNT TODAY only!!!!


GREEN is my favorite color so I love celebrating St, Patrick's Day with GREEN pancakes, GREEN milk, GREEN brownies and GREEN craft projects.

I want to celebrate with y'all, as well!

For TODAY ONLY I am offering 17% off all CTMH orders (must be a minimum $25 order) placed through me until 10:00 tonight. Just email me your order and I will total up your order with the 17% discount!

Orders MUST be placed through me-not my website). This special is only valid on orders (not workshops, clubs or classes.

This is a great way to purchase the CTMH "How To Books that are selling out FAST!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Friday, March 16, 2012

"How To" Books selling out FAST!

Happy Friday!
I received news last night that the CTMH" How To Book "Reflections" is SOLD OUT and the other books are selling quite fast, as well. If you are wanting to complete your collection of CTMH How To Books- don't delay as they are flying off the shelves!
You can order directly from my website OR contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Embrace the Philosophy of FUN!

Earlier today I posted a reminder about the incredible deal CTMH is hosting all month long. Become a consultant during the month of March and you will receive the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle FREE. Take a peek at this fun video to get all the details!

A Fantastic Opportunity!

It is March 15th-the month is just about half over. That means that you still have time to take advantage of the fabulous sign up special CTMH is offering all month long.

Yes! CTMH is offering a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle ($100 value) to every individual who becomes a consultant during the month of March. If you already have the Cricut bundle (or are not interested in it) then you will receive $100 in FREE Select product credit!!!!

Being a CTMH consultant is SO MUCH MORE than selling top of the line stamps, scrapbook products, tools and many supplies. The discounts are great, the products a top quality and the friends you make with both customers and fellow consultants are priceless!

Below are details about the kit YOU will receive when you become a consultant. I would be honored to have you join my Heart-Throb Team and CTMH Family. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pemberly Notecard Box Workshop

This is my 2nd post of the day so be sure to read the first one-all about the very limited supply of the CTMH "How To Books. I like to call these incredible resources my "crafting bibles!"

Pemberly Notecard Box Workshop
Thursday, March 29th 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $27.00


Kit includes the following:
* (1) My Creations Card Box
* Precut pattern paper from the Pemberly Collection
*(1) "Card Word Puzzle" (#C1494-pg.23 in currant Idea Book)
*(6) 3 x 3 Scallop Cards
*(6) 3 x 3 Envelopes
*1) Pen
*Long distance kits also come with step-by-step instructions and pre-stamped bracket images.
You can add the "Crafted With Love" (#B1399, pg. 108 in currant Idea Book) for only $8.00 more! If you would like multiple kits (these make GREAT Mother's Day Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Wedding SHower gifts, Graduation Gifts, etc), each additional kit will be $15 and will not include additional stamp sets unless requested. If you are not local, $5 will be added for shipping.

Additional products needed to complete this project:
Ink Pads: Pacifica, Bamboo, Buttercup, Chocolate
MArkers: Pacifica, Buttercup
3-D Foam Tape

Almost GONE!

How-To Books Almost Gone!

One of the very first things I fell in love with when I was introduced to Close To My Heart products was how everything was designed to easily coordinate! The papers - inks - accessories - it made my purchasing and creative process faster, simpler, and easier!

The SECOND thing that I fell in love with and now consider a "must have" are our How-To Books! As you browse through our Idea Book and Catalog, you will see a notation underneath layouts and cards that indicate the pattern that was used. They list the book and pattern so you can easily recreate these projects on your own!

The How-To Books are so versatile! You can use the same pattern over and over - but with different papers & embellishments, or by simply rotating the page/pattern, etc. you can create completely different looks! These beautiful full color, hardback books will make a beautiful addition to your craft room and how-to library.

Did you know that these books are being retired and will no longer be available very soon? Once supplies run out of each one, they will be gone! If you don't have these books or haven't completed your collection, I highly recommend that you get yours today! Priced at only $21.95 each, these books are expected to sell out soon!

There are four Scrapbook How-To Books:

You'll love the newly updated Reflections™ program which features 100 12" × 12" scrapbook pages. Each layout pattern comes complete with a shaded blueprint, detailed assembly instructions, companion layout guides, photo options, and creative techniques sure to make your memories come to life.

This beautiful new hardbound book is similar to the Reflections programs with blueprints, step-by-step instructions, and photo suggestions, but it’s really in a league all of its own. It is a stand-alone publication that will look simply fabulous on a bookshelf or coffee table. It features 50 12" × 12" two-page scrapbook concepts as well as in-depth instructions for unique art techniques, accessory suggestions for every concept, detailed cutting diagrams, step-by-step assembly instructions, a thumbnail index, and all the artwork recipes.

Create your own 12" × 12" designer layouts with Jeanette Lynton’s second volume of incredible scrapbooking patterns. Packed with 50 all new, two-page patterns, complete cutting diagrams, and assembly instructions, plus inspiring techniques, Imagine™ is every scrapbooker’s best friend. Check out the first volume, Cherish™, the book that elevated passion for scrapbooking. Both gorgeous, hardback books feature full-color photos and are coffee-table worthy! (Cherish sold separately.)

Bring magic to your scrapbook layouts using clever interactive techniques. You'll add hands-on excitment and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! Magic™ also includes 35 gorgeous 12" x 12" layout patterns that can be used on their own or with the interactive techniques. (DVD included.)

And two Card How-To Books:

Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the numerous patterns in our exquisite hardbound Originals™ program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints, and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love Originals. Feast on the gorgeous, full-color artwork sprinkled throughout the pages and then make cards of your own, simply and easily, with Originals!

Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards, and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton's latest hardbound, how-to cardmaking book a must-have for your creative library. The three bulk card "workshops" help you make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most out of your papers and your time. The beautiful full-color artwork and creative tips and techniques offer hours of inspiration and fresh ideas.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dyno-mite Scrapbook Pages!

I hope you have enjoyed the last two videos I shared with you over the last 2 days. Here is another to take you into the weekend. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE how versatile CTMH products are!

I also wanted to remind y'all about the INCREDIBLE sign up special CTMH is offer during the month of March. All those who become a CTMH consultant this month will receive a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle OR $100 product! Now THAT is AWESOME!!!!!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Blooming Flourishes

Here is another fun video with GREAT project ideas. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

Take a break, fix yourself a cup of tea or a soda and enjoy this fun video on making spring projects!

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Stamp of the Month: POTENTIAL

Here is the March Stamp of the Month. This is a set of 8 that I was not all that excited about UNTIL I played with it. Now I absolutely LOVE it!
You can purchase this exclusive March stamp set for the low price of $5.00 with a minimum $50 order! It is perfect for themes and occasions of ALL KINDS!
The cards I am sharing with you today were created using the new Florentine Paper Pack. Enjoy!

Have you stopped by my website recently? More products have been posted on the "While Supplies Last" order form. Check it out. A great selection of embellishments, along with other products are on clearance-some as low as $1.00! Once they are gone, they are gone. Take a peek today!

Friday, March 2, 2012


More products were just added to my website at FANTABULOUS prices-colonial white mini medley assortments are only $1.00!!!!! I love this collection-so versatile for every project imageable!
Hope on over to my website and see for yourself all the fabulous deals!

Happy Weekend!

The card above was created with the MARCH Stamp of the Month: "Potential." I will be sharing more artwork created with this set of 8 images next week. I used the NEW! Florentine Paper pack with this card. You can purchase the Stamp of the Month for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 purchase!

"A" Size Stamp CLub Registration CLoses TODAY!

"A" Size Stamp Club
Thursday, March 15th
Time: 9:30-11:00 or 6:30-8:00
R.S.V.P: on/before FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd(that is this FRIDAY!)

This club is a 6 month commitment (March 2012 to August 2012)
-Cost: $19.50
-I will host a club night once a month Benefits of attending club night-oprotuntiy to win prizes, use my ink/blocks and fellowship
-out of town customers please add $5.00 for shipping ($24.50)

What you get each month:
1 A size stamp set 4 projects pre-cut Step by Step printed instructions

The following stamps will be used-
March 2012-A Rainbow
April 2012 A Tree
May 2012 A Bow Wow
June 2012 Quick Card Butterfly
July 2012 A Journey
August 2012 A Blossom

If for some reason you don’t like one of the above stamps you may substitute for a different “A” Size stamp. You must notify me prior to monthly payment. There are currently 15 other A size stamps available.
Please see the attached “A” Size Stamp Club Contract below. Sign and return a copy to me.
As a member of my “A” Size Stamp Club you will receive benefits as well as commit to certain terms.
*Receive the new Spring 2012 Idea Book And Catalog FREE!
*Receive 1 A size stamp each month (value $6.95)
*You will receive a 4 pre cut projects each month with directions. If you attend
my club night, you will have the benefit of using my inks/block and winning a
door prize.
*Receive a thank you gift from me at the end of the six months (July 2012).
Commit to the club for a period of 6 months, Mar-Aug2012. Commit to purchase a “kit” for $19.50 (non local members pay $5.00 shipping) each of the 6 months. Place orders on time (by the 1st of each month).
Other Details:
*If your order is not submitted on time, I will order the Standard order and charge you accordingly.
*You have the option to change the stamp every month, but you must notify me at the time of payment, otherwise the stamp intended for that month will be ordered. Projects and directions provide will feature the stamp featured that month, no additional material or directions will be provided for other stamps.

I,_________________________________ agree to participate in the A Size Stamp Club that will run from March-August 2012. I agree to purchase supplies and stamp for $19.50 each month . I understand it is my responsibility to get an order to Amy by the 1st of each month. If I don’t, I understand that Amy will order the Standard Order and charge me accordingly.
Forms of payment-Cash-Check-or Credit Card. Sign:__________________________________Date:_____________________________

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Days 27, 28 and 29 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Here are the last 3 Studio J layouts in my 29 Days of Studio J Series. I hope you have enjoyed viewing all the layouts. And I hope you took advantage of that wonderful special CTMH offered during February.

Even though the 5-pack promotion ended yesterday, I always give out a FREE 12 x 12 Faux Leather Album to each Studio J member when she/he purchases their first 10 Studio J layouts!