Sunday, July 28, 2013

Insta-Scrapbook Wars Event!


Where in the world has Amy been????
I was out of town all last week with my family on our annual Camp McGrew trip.  What fun we had spending quality time together out in nature-just the 5 of us.  As the kids continue to grow up much too quickly, I treasure our Camp McGrew more and more.  Spending a week in a tent together is the perfect way to get quality time as a family.  There is no electricity, no television and social media is not an option-it is just us...together 24/7.  Lots of great conversation, card games, swimming, hiking cooking together over an open couldn't be better!  Many memories were made.  I am looking forward to scrapbooking Camp McGrew 2013!

Now we are back home unpacking and trying to settle into reality, routine and getting back to work.  There is so much to look forward to with Close To My Heart.  Our new Autumn/Winter idea Book goes live on AUGUST 1st.  And BOY! is it jam-packed with FABULOUS new product!  I am so excited to share new product and new classes with y'all.

To kick things off, I am hosting our 3rd SCRAPBOOK WARS.  All the details are below.  This event will be the kick off to the new products.  I hope all those who live in the Charleston area will participate!

TIME:  6:30-10:00 p.m.
PLACE:  St. George’s Church
COST:  $30.00
(you will receive over $50 in product!)
r.s.v.p on/before AUGUST 1st

Hello Friends!

Save the Date!  A scrapbooking party is fast approaching!  I invite you to mark your calendar and plan to participate in the fun!

In additional to the Scrapbook War, you will see many of the new and exciting products in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Close To My Heart Idea Book and have a seat in a brand new Artbooking class.

Your evening at the Insta-Wars/Crop includes:

*Entry into Scrapbook Wars and all the products needed to compete 
(you supply your own adhesives and favorite tools -scissors, trimmer, pens, etc.)
  • 6 Exclusive scrapbook pages designed for the “Insta-Party” 
  • FREE CLASS focusing on the NEW Artbooking Cricut Cartrdige that includes An Exclusive 2-page scrapbook layout kit using the ARTBOOKING Cricut Cartridge & NEW Huntington Paper Pack.
  • Crop time when you are done competing in scrapbook wars
  • Access to CTMH Cricut Cartridges and my machine
  • Use of CTMH inks
  • Opportunity to shop my cash & carry store
  • Opportunity to purchase scrapbook kits (precut papers, cricut pieces, stamped images, photo of layouts for guidance-I will pre-make several different kits in a limited supply. Once they sell out they are gone)
* yummy snacks and drinks throughout the evening
  • a special treat 
  • CTMH Gift Certificates to the winning scrapbook wars team AND new this year...a Runner’s Up Gift for the Running up Team!
Here are the 6 pages included in your Insta- Scrapbook Wars registration.  You will receive everything you need to create these exclusive scrapbook layouts-pre-cut papers, die cuts and a pack of the Sliver Shimmer Trim.  I used the CHALK MARKER and the SILVER PIXIE GLITTER ALPHABET stickers on my layouts.  These two products are add-on options.  If you wish to have your layouts look like mine then I recommend you pre-order these from me a.s.a.p so you have them in time for the party.
#Z1767 Chalk Marker:  $3.40
#Z1779 Pixie Glitter Alphabet :  $6.90

Bring you photos and scrapbook supplies and get ready to crop to your heart’s content once you finish with Scrapbook Wars!  We are going to have a great evening of scrapbooking, some friendly competition, creating,  celebrating completing projects and hanging out with friends.

Seating is limited so mark your calendar now and contact me to reserve your spot.  Feel free to request your Scrapbook Wars team (2-3 per team).  Feel free to share this info with fellow friends and family members.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

YOU are Welcome HERE!


Have you ever wondered how CTMH is doing in comparison to other scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting companies?  It seems more and more companies and stores of this industry are closing their doors these days.  Close To My Heart is  a strong, growing, debt-free company. CTMH is doing very well and will be around for a long time! I am so proud to be part of this amazing company that is really more like “family” to me.

Here is a  video that helps explain CTMH’s current position in the industry. Whether you are a Customer, Hobbyist, or Consultant, it is nice to know that there is a place for you at CTMH. You are most certainly welcome here! 

Here is a photo and description of what comes in the "Essential" Consultant Kit.  Did I mention that is only cost $49.00?  I do have one of these kits here at my house ready for a new consultant.  If you are interesting in doing what I do:  get GREAT discounts, teach others scrapbook, stamping and paper crafting techniques, meet and make new friends, travel, set your own hours-contact me today.  This kit goes out to the first person who contacts me!
  • Read Me First Letter
  • 3 Autumn/Winter Idea Books
  • 5 Hostess Order Forms
  • 5 Customer Order Forms
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches
  • Autumn/Winter 2013-14 B&T Duos Sampler
  • Petite Perks Stamp Set
  • Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
  • Workshops on the Go Laughing Lola  Scrapbooking Kit
  • Reflections Scrapbooking How-To Book
  • Originals Card Making How-To Book
  • Black Exclusive Inks Pad
  • Gypsy Exclusive Inks Pad
  • Paisley Perfect Stamp Set
  • Cityscape Stamp Set
  • Swirls Around Stamp Set
  • 3" x 3" Acrylic Block

...And pictured below is what come sin the "Masters" KIt (please note that the Crush books are on backorder so CTMH has replaced the Crush book with the "Designed Decor' Frame Kit" (LOVE this kit!).  

*The "Masters" kit includes everything in the "Essentials" kit plus more supplies and 5 Studio J layouts.  Approximately $335 in retail value!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello Ladies!

I wanted to share a GREAT idea with you this afternoon.   The organizer carrying case (item # Z4136- page 135 in current Idea book) is a great bag.  It is padded and has a shoulder strap.  I am sad to see it leaving the CTMH line.

You can fit 1 small organizer and a medium one in it…OR the large one fits too!  It also holds 3 small ones in too!  Now the only downside to this is when you tip it upright, if you have little things in the cases, they might get messed up…but I love this idea.  I just ordered two more bags for my organizer cases!

Not sure how many CTMH has, but it is while supplies last…so you might want to get it soon!  I will be placing orders tonight and tomorrow so let me know if you would like me to add an order for you!


Tons of GREAT Stuff!


I hope y'all had a lovely weekend and your week is off to a great start!
I wanted to personally invite you to my HUGE scrapbook, paper crafting and stamp sale.  

The shopping savings happens on SATURDAY, JULY 20th at my home!
Doors open at 10:00 and remain open until 1:00...or until product is gone.  This sale is going to be MAJOR!  My scrapbook room is over-flowing with an abundance of paper, stamps and supplies and I am practically giving it all away!  Come early to get the best selection!

Never been used product , as well as, gently loved stamp sets will be available, along with embellishments and accessories galore!

There will be a select amount of product available for my STUFF A BAG SALE.  A bag is just $30 and you stuff it with as much product as you can fit in it...all for just $30.00!  Every bag you purchase will just be $30.00!

Hope to see you there!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Sweet Life

Friday Greetings!

Goodness Me...It has been an entire week since I last posted here.  Please forgive me...the week has flown by.  Lots happening around here with my first born preparing for his first Mission Trip...he leaves IN.THE.MORNING.

I am so proud of him for giving up a week of his summer to go serve those less fortunate but boy-I am going to MISS him-LOTS!  I know it is going to be an amazing life changing experience for him.  I look forward to hearing all about his experiences when he arrives back home.

Tuesday night a handful of gals interested in becoming a CTMH consultant came over for a little informational night.  Following our Q&A several of my local team members joined us and we had some fun creating with the new ARTBOOKING Cricut Cartridge.  This cartridge is absolutely AMAZING!  I am still taking pre-orders for the bundle.  Feel free to contact me for details and to pre-order!

The July stamp of the month "Sweet Life" is exactly what the name conveys...SWEET!  The set consists of 9 images.  The CTMH alcohol markers are a great companion for this set.  Using the markers to color in the images makes blending colors a breeze!  And like all other Stamp of the Month sets, you can purchase "Sweet Life" for just $5.00 with a $50 minimum order!  Here are some cards created using the Sweet Life stamp set and the alcohol markers.

HAve a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Happy Independence Day!

I hope y'all have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends, fireworks and sparklers all day long!  Be safe and have fun!

Speaking of FUN-I just returned from the CTMH Convention which just happened to be held in the happiest place on earth-DISNEY WORLD.  FUN we did have and...I have brought the fun home with me.  The AUTUMN/WINTER Idea Book is chock full of FUN and INNOVATIVE products that y'all are going to just flip over!  The Idea book goes live on August 1st.  Until then there are still so many great products to take advantage of during the month of July.  Be sure to check out the retired products list.  Some of these "gotta have" products are down to very small quantities.  If you are planning to order-order sooner than later so they are not sold out.

Close To My Heart has done it again!  Jeanette has designed an incredible, must-have Cricut Bundle that you NEED...and I am accepting pre-orders NOW!  I am giving away a FREE stamp set and paying your shipping and tax fees to all who pre-order their bundle during the month of July.  The details are below.  

This special applies to the ARTBOOKING CRICUT BUNDLE pre-order ONLY.

Pre-order the new Artbooking Cricut Collection and get a FREE coordinating stamp set of your choice, FREE tax and shipping, and a FREE 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book! 

Close to my Heart has come out with an INCREDIBLE new Cricut Collection will start shipping on August 1st, but since I know how excited so many of you will be, I decided to offer a special pre-order deal for you so that you can order it now and get a few extra freebies.   Want to get the Cricut Bundle and all the other incredible new products even sooner? For just $49, you can sign up as a CTMH Consultant and order all of the new products a whole month early, including this fantastic new Cricut Collection.   Contact me for details!

Here is an overview of what’s in this amazing new Cricut Collection:
Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes) 

Creative Feature Keys: Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).

Artbooking Cricut Collection Pre-order is just $99 
and includes free shipping, no tax, a free stamp set of your choice (from the current Idea Book), and a FREE 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!

Our brand new Autumn/Winter consultant kit is available NOW, packed with approximately $155 in NEW products that are not even available to customers yet! But YOU can get them today for only $49! That's MORE than a 68% discount! And includes everything to meet your crafting and/or career needs!

You will LOVE our new Laughing Lola products included in your kit. Here is a summary of what's included:

Read Me First Letter, 
Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 3), 
Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5), 
Customer Order Forms (qty. 5), 
Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), 
Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125), 
Petite PerksTM A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (W2026), 
Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C), 
Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065), 
Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037), 
Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036), 
Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105), 
Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190), 
My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556), 
My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563), 
My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551), 
and a 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006).

And here is a sneak peek at what you can create with this kit:

Please feel free to contact me for details on becoming a consultant.  I would be honored to have you join my team!