Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New ALBUMS and a FREE Goodie!

YIPPPEEEEE All of the new CLose To My Heart Albums are now available! The Ruby FLoral D-Ring Binder, the Ruby Floral Post Bound Album, the Chevron D-Ring BInder and the Chevron Post Bound Album. I am really looking forward to using the Ruby Floral Post Bound album for my 2014 Christmas Memory Album...that I will create on Studio J after the holidays! Aren't These Pretty! Order yours from me before Dec. 31st and receive an added goodie in your shopping bag!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Fun!

Happy Sunday!

I hope y'all have been enjoying a holiday filled weekend.  Our weekend has been filled with dance recitals, band concert sand today we are off to watch Tucker march in a Christmas Parade.
I thought it would be fun to share a couple videos of Payton's school dance recital.  If you aren't in the holiday spirit yet, perhaps these quick little videos will do the trick!

Friday, December 12, 2014

On the TWELTH Day of Christmas

Good Morning!

This is the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials.  I hope y'all have enjoyed these savings and deals.  I will be placing the orders tomorrow and will notify you via email what you grand total is for the specials you have taken advantage of these past 12 days.  

Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy .Happy New Year!

One The TWELTH DAY of CHRISTMAS, Amy Offered to ME 2 Embossing Folders for just $16.00 (normally $18.00).

You can quickly add an embossed pattern to your paper by slipping it inside one of CTMH's 5 x 7 plastic, patterned embossing folders, then pressing with your embossing machine.  Most patterns are repeatable for long paper pieces and work with most embossing machines.  

CTMH introduced 4 new folders in the Seasonal Expression Idea Book that came out on Dec. 1st- the heart, vine, diamond and scallop folders have joined our already existing line that consist of the:  Arrow, FLoral. Honeycomb, Woodgrain, Dot, Chevron, Quatefoil, Damask, and Stripe.

And as an added BONUS, I will add a FREE pack of glitter paper of your choice to your shopping bag!  Our glitter paper packs come 3 12 x 12 " sheets, 3 colors per pack.  It is cardstock-weight and it DOES NOT SHED! It is the perfect paper to add shimmer and glitz to your paper crafting projects.  Works great with the cricut, too!  Choose from the following colors:  Teal, Purple, Pink, Green, Brown & Tan, Black & Grey.

This special is good until midnight.


Shipping and tax will be added.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas Amy Offered to Me

On the ELEVENTH DAY of CHRISTMAS Amy offered to me, The NEW SHOULDER TOTE for $26.00 (normally $26.95)

This shoulder bag has a snap closure.  It comfortably fits the 12 x 12 paper organizers.  It is PERFECT for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools and embellishments.
Not only will you be able to travel with the supplies of the current project you are working on,  you will be organized and you will be quite the fashionista, as well!

And as an added BONUS, if you order the Shoulder Tote, I will add a package of the NEW "Puffies" to your shopping bag.   These puffy stickers come in assorted shapes and in 5 different colors.  There are 90 puffy glitter stickers per package.  You can choose either the "Stuck On You" Package OR the "Junebug" package.

I will ALSO add in one paper 12 x 12 paper organizer for FREE! 
These are sturdy, see-through envelopes that protect and store your papers and stamps.  They fit perfectly in the Shoulder Tote!
Today's special will be good until midnight.


*tax and shipping charges will be added.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ON the Tenth Day of Christmas...

On The Tenth Day of Christmas, Amy Offered to Me The NON STICK MICRO-TIP SCISSORS for $13.00 (normally $13.95)!

These are my most favorite scissors!  I actually own several pairs- one for cutting sticky things, one for cutting paper and one for cutting ribbon.  I tie ribbon on each pair so I know which pair is for what.  
These scissors are coated and have a non-stick surface to cut through adhesive without sticking.  They are small and super sharp for  detailed cutting.  They come with a nice guard to slip on the point of the scissors to keep them protected AND to keep you from getting cut!

***So as an added BONUS, if you order a pair of Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors, I will add a roll of the NEW Thin 3-D Foam Tape for half price ($2.95 instead of $5.95).  This double-sided foam tape is 1 mm tall.  2 rolls come in a package.  it is 3/4" and 1/4" widths.  There are 75" per roll.  Like the 3-D foam tape CTMH has carried for years, the thin 3-D foam tape is my go-to adhesive when I want to add dimension to my projects.  You can never have too many rolls of this stuff!  And the non-stick micro- tip scissors cut this tape wonderfully!  You can not have one without the other!

Today's special will be good until midnight


*tax and shipping charges will be added

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

On the NINTH DAY of CHRISTMAS Amy Offered to Me...

On The Ninth Day of Christmas, Amy Offered to me...the NEW ROLLING TOTE for $149.00 (normally $149.95)!  This purchase does qualify you to take part in the Deal of the Decade Special where you get an unlimited number of "C" and "D" stamp sets for just $10 per set!

This durable rolling bag is designed to hold organizers in various sizes.  Top zips all the way down for easy loading.  Front pocket sized to fit 12 x 12 paper, plus tow additional side pockets to store more!  Finished size 241/2" x 16 x 171/2"  Some assembly required.  There is a very limited number available right now and they are selling fast.  I will place the orders for this special upon receiving them to guarantee you get your bag (all other orders throughout the 12 Days of Christmas Special will go in On December 13th).

I posted a video on my blog last night that you can view to get more details!

***So as an added bonus if you order the Rolling Tote, I will add a small organizer for HALF PRICE (item #Z4138)- a savings of $7.50 OR you can choose a level 2 paper packet of your choice ($9.95 value)!

Todays' special will be good until midnight.


tax and shipping charges will be added.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The CTMH Rolling Bag and Shoulder Tote are AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!

CLose To My Heart has received their first batch of rolling totes and shoulder totes and have now made them available to order! There are more on the way, but it is possible that this first batch of totes could run out before more arrive. If that happens, they will not be back-ordering any of the totes, but will instead make them unavailable to order until they receive more in stock. Order yours now! YOu can email or call me wiht your order or hop on over to my website ( and place your order! THESE TWO BAGS ARE THE BOMB! EVERYONE HAS TO HAVE THEM!!!!

On The EIGHTH DAY of Christmas, Amy Offered to me...

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Amy Offered to me the FABULOUS NEW and IMPROVED, GOTTA HAVE 12 x 12 Albums for only $34.00 (normally $34.95)!!!!!

These trendy canvas albums have 1 1/2" D-Ring or post-bound bindings perfect for holding 12 x 12 projects.  The D-Ring style is great for projects using divided memory protectors such as Picture My Life layouts.

The post-bound style is ideal for showcasing classic 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts side by side in Memory Protectors featuring the lay-flat seem.  Its sturdy binding is ideal for securing thicker layouts.

With both styles, Memory Protector capacity varies depending on thickness and weight of layouts. 

***So as an added bonus, if you purchase one of these Fab New Albums, I will add 5 Memory protectors (style of your choice) to your shopping bag for FREE!

Today's special is good until midnight.


*tax and shipping charges will be added.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

On The SEVETH Day of Christmas, Amy Offered to Me...

On the SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, Amy OFFERED TO ME the NEW EXTRA THICK TWINE for $3.00 (normally $3.95).
This twisted cotton twine comes in two colors- PIXIE and FLAXEN.  It is EXTRA Thick.  10 yards per packages.

This new style of twine is going to step up your scrapbook layouts, cards and paper crafting projects and make all who see them say "WOW!"  It is also GREAT for gift wrapping!

**And as an added bonus, if you order both colors of twine, I will add a a FREE PACKAGE of the Designer Creations Paper Bags (color of your choice- Honey, Ruby, Lagoon or Slate) for FREE!

There are 12 bags in a pack- 4 each or 3 designs.  These bags are great for gift wrapping, as well as, on your scrapbook layouts (think of them as background and texture paper!) and party decor.  I love using them to create party banners

Today's special will be good until midnight.

*tax and shipping charges will be added

Saturday, December 6, 2014


On the Sixth Day of Christmas Amy Offered to Me... the My Crush Holiday Happenings Book for just $17.00 (normally $17.95).  

This fun memory keeper book consists of  30- 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 pages -all in a mix of styles: printed vellum; printed, cardstock-weight; and page protectors in a various of styles.  Kraft hardcover with foil gold accent,and wire-bound!
This book is the PERFECT home for all your every day and special December memories.  It is also a super place to keep all the lovely holiday cards you find in your mailbox throughout the month.  Both my girls have their own book and are having a wonderful time filling the one-of-a-kind pages with all their December memories, tickets, brochures, holiday programs, cards, etc.  

***So as an added BONUS, if you order the Holiday Happenings Crush Book, I will add the Holiday Happenings Assortment (a ($5.95 value) for FREE!!!  This packet consists of 4- 4 x 6 " cards, 8- 3 x 4 Cards, 18- 2 x 2 cards, 4- 4 x 4" sticker sheets., 2- 4 x 4" Alphabet Sticker Sheets, 4- 2 x 2 envelopes.
All these fun items will go perfectly with your Crush Book, as well as, scrapbook layouts, cards and you can even make some lovely Base & Bling jewelry pieces with them!

Today's special will be good until Midnight.


*tax and shipping charges will be added.

Friday, December 5, 2014


On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Amy offered to me two ShinHan Touch Twin Markers for just $10 ($5.00 per marker-normally $5.95 per marker)!
Each marker is alcohol-based and includes one broad and one fine tip.

I LOVE these markers!  Why do you need these markers?  Because they make it so easy to shade and color in stamped images making them look like a professional did the coloring.  I have never been successful at shading when I color my stamped images.  Well guess what...I am successful at it now!  I used the Clay, Mahogany, Vivid Green, Sap Green, Leaf Green and Carmine markers, as well as the Colorless Blender Marker , to color in the cupcake images (which are from the December Stamp of the Month set- you GOTTA have this set- it is sooo fun!!!!) in the cards below (thank you Karen Pederson for the inspiration of these cards.  She is the original designer-I just changed the colors to make them Christmas Cupcakes!).  I do recommend the Colorless Blender for your ShinHan Touch Twin marker collection.  The colorless marker will allow you to be successful in all your color shading endeavors!

***So as an added bonus, if you order TWO MARKERS, I will purchase a THIRD MARKER for you FREE of CHARGE!  You choose the colors you want!
The markers are found on page 180 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  There are 24 colors AND the colorless Marker to choose from! If you don't have a copy of the idea book you can visit my website ( and view the entire Idea Book online!

Today's special will be good until midnight.


*tax and shipping charges will be added.