Friday, December 30, 2016

Winter Wonder Bingo Night and 2017 Create a Calendar Club

Happy Early New Year!
Mark Your Calendar!!!!
I am hosting a Winter Wonder Bingo Bash on FRIDAY, January 13th. We will play Bingo, View New Products in the Seasonal Expressions Idea book that goes live January 1st, create 3 fun projects and perhaps win a prize or 2! All those attending will receive a FREE Seasonal Expressions Idea Book~
Details are coming very soon!
and's the news on a NEW Club that begins SOON!
With the start of a New Year, I am begining a New Club that anyone and everyone can be a part of. It’s called the Create A Calendar Club and I think y’all will want to be a part of it!
Would you like to have some special, one-of-a-kind gifts to deliver next year? Would you like to create a special home decor piece for yourself-one that turns into an absolute treasure that will be loved for many, many years to come?
If you answered “yes” to even just 1 of the questions below than Boy! do I have a treat for you!
If you know of anyone who you think would answer yes to one or more of the above questions that please share this!
The Create A Calendar Club will meet once a month for 4 months. Each class will be 3-4 hours. At each class we will create (3) 2018 calendar month pages, as well as a coordinating 2nd page for each month page. At the completion of the 4th class you will have a 12 month calendar, as well as a Year-At-A-Glance Memory Keepsake!
Once each month is over, you can remove that month page and place it beside the coordination page in an album.
This project will consist of all Cricut Cuts from exclusive CTMH Cartridges. I will cut all Cricut Cuts for you.
When you arrive at each class you will receive a kit with all the pre-cut pieces ready to assemble. 
If you participate via mail or with Kits To Go because you are unable to attend the classes, everything will be precut. You will receive written instructions, as well as pictures to refer to. I want you to be able to enjoy the creative process-thus the reasoning for carrying this project out over 4 monthly classes. This will also allow you to create multiple calendars and coordinating pages. So making one for you (as well as, for as many loved ones as you wish) is an easy and fun activity! Thank you to Jen Smith, a fellow Consultant for sharing her ideas with me.
The class fees will cover the materials needed to create the project. My service is FREE. If I need o mail you your kits then postage costs will be applied to your payment.
Payment for each class will be due one month in advance.
If you wish to pay for the entire class upfront, that is also an option.
The first class is $45.00 and the following 3 classes will be $40.00. The first class is slightly more because you will receive the actual 12 x 12 calendar at that class.
Add-on products will be suggested but are not mandatory.
Please let me know upon registering how many calendars/coordinating layouts you would like to create.
You will need to bring your own adhesives to class, as well as a 12 inch paper trimmer & scissors. Memory Glue Dots and 3-D Foam Tape is highly recommended, as well. I am happy to purchase these products for you if you are in need. I also recommend you purchase one of the 12 x 12 Post Bound Album or D-Ring Binder Album and a value pack of protectors. The albums come in a variety of colors to choose from!
Class #1 will be held FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th 6:00-10:00 p.m. at my Studio.
R.S.V.P on/before JANUARY 9th
I am always trying to connect with more individuals and grow my class attendance. If you have a friend/family member whom I do not know sign up with you than BOTH you and your friend will receive a FREE goodie bag ( $10 plus value) from me. I thank you, in advance, for helping me to connect with more individuals. 
If you have not attended classes with me in over 2 years and register for this club you will also received a FREE goodie bag. This is my way of saying “WELCOME BACK!”
If you would like to form your own a Create A Calendar Club you can! Think of it like a private club. The only requirement is that it consist of at least 5 people (including yourself). All those who form their own club will receive hostess benefits. We can work together to schedule different dates for your club to come to class. This option is also available to those participating via mail!
All club members will receive a free Idea Book during the duration of the club. A few other surprises will be sprinkled in throughout the club’s existence. 
The first class is just 4 weeks away so please be sure to register on/before the due date. I will need time to prep each kit prior to our first class.
I hope you can join in on the fun!
Here are photos of the pages we will create at the first class.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fourth and Final CTMh Boxing Day Deal!

The 4th and final Boxing Day Deal is posted on my website-
Jewelry Making is the theme.  So many awesome deals!  These products aren't just for jewelry making.  They are the perfect embellishments to add to scrapbook layouts, cards and paper crafts!  Hop on over to my website ( ) to take a peek!

This special will be available until 3:00 MST TOMORROW, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30th.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Boxing Day Sale- Day #1!

Here are some of the products available at 50% discount until 5:00 East Coast Time this afternoon on my website!!!! These are a few of my top favorite in the current Holiday Expressions Idea Book which retires in 5 short days. Hop over to my website to check out all the deals!

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Thank You Message from Amy and an Extra Holiday Week of Savings!


Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Merry Christmas!
My wish to you is that you have been and continue to enjoy your celebrations with family and loved ones.  I hope you are making memories that you can keep close in your heart and perhaps on a scrapbook page, in a mini album, greeting card  or even a home decor item for many years to come!

​I want to take this time to personally thank each and every one of you who have made 2016 a fabulous year because or your continued support but mostly for your friendship.  I truly enjoy being your CTMH consultant, helping you with all your scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting needs.  More importantly- I value getting to know you and forming bonds of friendship with you!

More holiday deals coming from CTMH...We're celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you'll save 50% on select items. The fun starts at 3:00 pm (MST) on Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 2:59 pm (MST) on Tuesday. Then, a whole new set of deals will begin!
Check every day from Monday through Thursday at 3:00 pm (MST) to get a jump start on each day's sale! These deals are only available on my website ( while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!
At the beginning of the sale, visit my website  ( )and click on Promotions to see each day's deals. 

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 12, 2016

The 12th Day of Christmas

Today is the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Daily Deals.  I hope you have enjoyed these daily specials!

On the 12th Day of Christmas My Consultant Gave To Me...


The albums come in a variety of colors:  Blue, Brown, Gray, Red, Lagoon and Black!

The faux leather album has a 1½" post-bound binding and is perfect for holding 12" × 12" pages. The post-bound style beautifully showcases classic 12" × 12" scrapbook layouts side by side in Memory Protectors™ with lay-flat seams (full gutters). Its sturdy binding is ideal for securing thicker layouts. Non-expandable. Memory Protectors not included.
Finished album size: 14" × 2½" × 12½".
The  faux leather album has a 1½" post-bound binding and is perfect for holding 12" × 12" pages. The post-bound style beautifully showcases classic 12" × 12" scrapbook layouts side by side in Memory Protectors™ with lay-flat seams (full gutters). Its sturdy binding is ideal for securing thicker layouts. Non-expandable. Memory Protectors not included.
Finished album size: 14" × 2½" × 12½".

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The 11th Day of Christmas!

On the 11th Day of Christmas My Consultant Gave To Me...

Purchase 3 stamp sets and get the 4th set FREE!

The Close To My Heart My Acrylix® stamp sets are premium-quality decorative stamps that offer crisp, precise stamping at a fraction of the cost of rubber. They’re easy to use, simple to store, and most importantly, offer creative control and artistic precision every time you use them.
If you're buying your first My Acrylix stamp sets, you’ll want to purchase the recommended My Acrylix clear blocks to go with them. Be sure to check out the My Acrylix Block Starter Kit featuring three of our most versatile block sizes.
Thanks to the natural stickiness of our stamps, you can stick your stamp to a block and take it off again when you’re done, making it so that each block can be used over and over with different stamp images.
The stamp sets in the Holiday Expressions will RETIRE on December 31st.  If they sell out before the 31st they will not be restocked.  If there are any sets on your wish list TODAY would be a great day to order and earn some free sets!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

On the 10th Day of Christmas

On the 10th Day ofChristmas My Consultant gave to me:

Buy 2 Workshop Wonder Marker Stacks and Get a Marker FREE
The marker stack holds 25 markers.  It coordinates beautifully with the other Workshop Wonder pieces!

The  Close To My Heart Shin Han Twin Touch Markers are alcohol based.  They have a broad tip on one end and a fine tip on the other.  I highly recommend purchasing the Colorless Blender Marker (#Z2469) when collecting the markers.  It makes coloring and blending so easy and fun!!!!

Today's deal is perfect for any type of artist on your gift list!


Friday, December 9, 2016

January Scrapbook Layouts!

Hello There!

In January my scrapbook class participants will be creating with the OH Deer! Papers and embellishments.

There is just one basic kit  as we will be creating 8 pages ( 4- 2 age layouts).  

You are going to LOVE working with these papers and embellishments!  Thank you to friend and fellow consultant, Tina Lovell for sharing her ideas with me this month.  

Here are the details:

Kit Cost:  $46.00

Oh Deer Workshop Your Way Kit
Oh Deer Coordinating Yardstick Pack
(5) Extra Sheets of CARD STOCK
(1) Extra Sheet of Oh Deer B&T Paper
Gold Glitter Paper.

Our class will meet on THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th 6-8:00 p.m.  I would LOVE to have you join in on the fun!  You can attend the FREE class (you only purchase the products needed to create these 8 fabulous pages) OR you can order the "Kit To Go." Kits To Go.  The Kit To Go  comes complete with photos and instructions so you can easily put these pages together in the comfort of your own home.

I am really trying hard to grow my customer base in 2017.  If you have a friend I do not know register for this class (or Kit To Go) then I will give both YOU & YOUR FRIEND a GOODIE BAG full of fabulous fun!  

I will also give this fabulous goodie bag to any customer I haven't seen in over a year!  And if you bring a friend along with you then BOTH OF YOU will receive a goodie bag!

The "Oh Deer" Kit and embellishments will retire don DECEMBER 31st OR when it sells out.  Because of this, I need to place the order no later than TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th.  If you are interested in these pages please contact me on/before (preferably before) MONDAY NIGHT!

Hope you can come create with me!

The 9th Day of Christmas!

On The 9th Day of Christmas My Consultant Gave To Me:

Buy 2 Packs of Glitter Paper, Get 1 FREE!
The Glitter paper pack comes with three 12 x 12 card stock weight papers. These papers really make your projects pop!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The 8th Day of Christmas!

On the 8th Day of Christmas My Consultant Gave To Me...

Buy 2 Embellishments, Get 1 Free!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On the 7th Day of Christmas!

Buy a Workshop Wonder Paper Tray get a Patterned Paper Pack for $5!

The New Workspace Wonder is the new CTMH organization system.  The
individual components stack on top of each other in a variety of
combinations, so you can mix and match the pieces to create a storage
solution that's perfectly tailored to your crafting style and space.  And
if your needs change, you can easily rearrange the pieces again to get the
right fit for you.  There are so many possibilities fro stacking and
storing-you'll want to discover them all!

The Paper Tray measures 12" × 12½" × 2" and holds paper and card stock.

These trays have many uses other than craft paper- bills, mail, school papers, etc.

The Holiday Expressions will be retiring on December 31st.  Now is a great
tie to stock up on the paper packs in that publication for just $5 if you
take advantage of this daily deal.  You can also select a paper pack from
the Annula inspiration Idea Book.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On the 6th Day of Christmas!

On the 6th Day of Christmas My Consultant gave to me...

Purchase any 3 packs of Flip Flaps and get a 4th pack FREE!

Flip Flaps allow you to slide photos or other artwork/journaling into the pocket and use the adhesive strip to attach to your layout/project.  These gems allow you to fit so much more on a page.  You can even hide journaling under photos if you prefer!
Attachments area

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Thoughtful and Priceless Gift!

This would make a very thoughtful, not to mention priceless gift this holiday season!

On the 5th Day of Christmas!

On the 5th Day of Christmas My Consultant Gave To Me...

Buy the Watercolor Paints and Paintbrush Set and choose a Waterbrush for free!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

On The 4th Day of Christmas!

On the 4th Day of Christmas CTMH Gave to Me....Buy 2 rolls of ribbon, shimmer tape and/or foil tape and get a third roll FREE! Send me your any time today before 11:30 p.m. TONIGHT to take advantage of this special!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

One the Third Day of Christmas

On the Third Day of Christmas CTMH Gave To Me: purchase 2 ink pads and get a 3rd ink pad FREE! The updated Close To My Heart ink pads are Waterproof, lightfast, fade-proof, and non-smearing. They are also acid free!
This special is good until 11:30 this evening (east coast time). Message or contact me today with your order!
Make it a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2016

On the 2nd Day of Christmas...

Yesterday I shared with you details about the fabulous mini album bundles CTMH is offering to us all month long. To all who take advantage of these 30% discounted bundles from me today, I will add a pack of the 2 x 2 and 4 x 4 flip flaps to your bundle for free! Flip Flaps are exclusive to CTMH. They are the perfect solution to adding extra photos, journaling or artwork to your layouts. Contact me with your order before 11:30 tonight to qualify for the free flip flaps.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's The Little Things...

During this month of December Close To My Heart is partner-ing with Persnickety Prints. So many of you ask me how to print the odd size photos. PERSNICKETY PRINTS IS HOW!
Read below to learn all about the December CTMH special and how Persnickety Prints is involved.
Those who know me know how much I love the mini 4 x 4 and 6 x 8 albums. These mini's make memory keeping so easy, so fun and so affordable! They are the solution to EVERYONE- scrapbookers and non-scrapbookers, crafters and non-crafters! They make the most perfect priceless gift to all ages!
You can contact me to order your bundles OR hop over to my website ( to place your order. Be sure to join the "December Gathering" so that you get entered into the December Mystery Hostess Drawing!
Check it out!
56 mins
Persnickety Prints has teamed up with Close to My Heart ... a company focused on creating relationships through creativity, preserving and sharing the moments that matter most.... to bring YOU the full package > beautiful albums filled with archival Persnickety Prints.

The First Day of Christmas!

Today begins my 12 Days of Christmas specials for you. These daily deals are hosted by me. In order to take advantage of them you will need to send me your order. I will keep a running tab and let you know your total on December 13th. You can take advantage of all the daily deals or pick and choose which deals are for you. You will earn a ticket for each deal you take advantage of you. These tickets go into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess. The name drawn will win a FREE SHOPPING SPREE in the CTMH Idea Books should all orders total the minimum amount to create a gathering!
ARE WE READY???? This is too EXCITING!!!!!
Here is the the first daily deal!!!!
Purchase 2 types of adhesives and get a third one FREE!
Email or message me what adhesives you want and I will add it to the order!

Monday, November 28, 2016


It's Cyber Monday...Close To My Heart Style! It's a Cricut Craze!!! Spend $30 on retail-priced product and you can purchase one of the @ctmhofficial Cricut Collections at 30% off! There's no limit to the number of Cricut Collections that you can qualify for at that discounted price-you can get one with every $30 you spend! All Cricut collections are included except for the City Sidewalks Digital Collection. Here are the first four layouts of the calendar/year-at-a/glance club I will be starting in January ( details coming soon). These beautiful pages have been created using the @ctmhofficial Flower Market Cricut Bundle. In addition to the local club I will be hosting, Kits to Go will be available. Join me as we spend six months creating a GORGEOUS keepsake for 2018! Make one for yourself and one or more to give as holiday gifts next year! All those who purchase a Cricut Collection from me TODAY taking advantage of the Cyber Special will receive the January Calendar/Year-at-a-Glance kit FREE!
Hop over to my website ( to place your order!

Sunday, November 27, 2016


******NEWS FLASH****
Close To My Heart is having a CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL!
This special is only available on my website (
When you spend $30 on retail-priced products, you can purchase one of the CTMH Cricut Collections at 30% off! The sale begins at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (MST) so get ready to start shopping!
1. The special includes ALL Cricut digital and physical cartridges EXCEPT City Sidewalks. 2. The qualifying purchase must be on full retail priced items 3. Purchases DO count towards the Stamp of the Month. 4. Purchases DO count towards Hostess Rewards

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


CTMH will be offering themed mystery boxes of retired products available at deep discounts. You will be able to choose from a variety of mystery boxes designated for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or both! There will be five different price points ranging from $35 USD all the way up to $150 USD, with some of these boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value!
This special offer will only be available for 24 hours, beginning at 12:00 am (MST) on Friday, November 25, and ending at 11:59 pm. The mystery boxes will only be available while supplies last. 
What will be in these mystery boxes? It’s a big surprise, but we will tell you that the mystery boxes will be filled with retired products grouped together purposefully for certain types of crafters. The scrapbooking bundles will contain products like retired My LegacyTM albums, papers, Complements, InstalifeTM mini albums and cards, Picture My LifeTM pocket scrapbooking cards, and assorted embellishments like mini-medley accents, washi tape, and stickers! The cardmaking bundles will contain things like retired Cut AboveTM card kits, envelopes in assorted sizes, papers, and assorted embellishments. Finally, we will also be offering scrapbooking & cardmaking bundles with a combination of products for those who love it all! Again, these bundles will be inside mystery boxes, so you won’t know which exact products you’ll be getting, but this gives you an idea of what we’ve cooked up.
Will you receive duplicate products in the mystery boxes?
You may receive duplicate items in the mystery boxes. Many of the items included in the mystery boxes are considered consumable, which just means that having more than one would be even better! In the instances that duplicates are included, we won’t put more than two identical items in a single mystery box.
These mystery boxes will only be available on my website ( on FRIDAY. PLAN TO SHOP EARLY TO BE THE BEST BOXES!!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Countdown To Christmas Mini Memory Keepsake

Monday Greetings!
I had so much fun this weekend creating!  Here is a super fun project that will be the perfect thing to help you (and others) remember the reason for the season this holiday!

Please join me as we create a Countdown to Christmas Mini Album that includes everything you need to document 25 days of memories including printed cards with activities that you can do with your family each day leading up to Christmas. 

I have added this class to my DECEMBER 3rd HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS DAY.  If you would like to create this project at my studio- the class will be held 11-12:30.  If you are already signed up for the Holiday Happenings Classes and would like to complete this project, as well, you can!  There will be  time for you to do it that day.

Kits to Go are also available.  Just let me know know upon registering that you would like your kit to go.  Please include an additional $6.95 to cover postage.  

This class is FREE-you are only paying for the supplies you will be using to create this fun keepsake.  Tis class is for ALL AGES.  If you would like to make more than one album just let me know when you register.  I have created 3 thus far- one for my family & I and 2 for dear friends (I will be mailing their's to them this week so that they can get started on December 1st with the activities!

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS NO LATER THAN TOMORROW-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.  With the holiday, I need to submit the orders no later than WEDNESDAY MORNING to guarantee the products will arrive in time for me to prep your kits!

Don't Delay, Register TODAY!

Countdown to Christmas Mini Album Kit - $40
All pre-cut kits will include the following:
(25) 2" x 2 Oh Deer! patterend papers
(25) 2" x 2" Kraft cardstock
(25) 2" x 2" pre-printed activity cards 
(25) pre-cut Gold Glitter numbers
(1) package of #Life Overlays
(1) package of Oh Deer! Compliments
(1) Instalife Blush Album
(2) packs of  2 x 2 Memory Protectors(10 in each pack)
(2) packs of 4 x 4 Memory Protectors (10 in each pack)
Pre-cut Gold Glitter Paper sentiments for cover and title page
Extra misc. pre-cut cardstock and patterned paper shapes
Step-by-step instruction and cutting guide

Create a special mini album to document your countdown to Christmas memories. Your kit comes with the pre-cut Gold Glitter “Christmas” and “2016” graphic for the cover. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Scrapbook Layouts and Cards

Happy Monday!
I love the holiday layouts we will be creating at my December scrapbook class. Thank you Karen Pederson for sharing your creativity with! Due to the holidays we are meeting the first week in December. Mark your calendar and plan to join in the fun on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th 6-8:00 p.m..
Below are photos of the layouts we will be creating, as well as, the shopping list. We will create (3) 2 x 2 layouts. The third layout includes 2 pocket plus page protectors which are PERFECT for adding more photos to your layout! We will also be creating 9 cards along with our layouts in December. You can never have too many holiday cards. These are perfect for writing notes, thank you's, holiday greetings or even to wrap with a ribbon and give as a gift!
REGISTRATION FOR THIs CLASS IS DUE ON/BEFORE NOVEMBER 22nd (one week from TOMORROW). Reserve your spot of kit to go today!
City Sidewalks Shopping List
SOM: _________________________________
Basic Package: $34.00
G1114 City Sidewalks WYW (includes City Sidewalks Paper Pack, City Sidewalks Complements,
4 extra sheets Cardstock (1 Lagoon, 3 White Daisy),
Red Enamel Gems, City Sidewalks Wash Pack) HOL-EX pg 31
3 extra sheets of White Daisy Cardstock pg 95 
2 Pocket Page Protectors, (1 design 2 and 1 design 4) pg 13 
Amy’s Cutting Guide 
Better Package = Basic Package + the following
X254 9 cards and envelopes pg 101 3.10
Z2816 Cranberry Pad pg 97 9.20
Z2895 Lagoon Pad pg 97 9.20
Z2849 Peacock Pad pg 98 9.20
Z2807 Willow Pad pg 97 9.20
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products***
C1656 Joy to You and Me Stamp Set HOL EX – pg 33 16.11
Z3230 3” x 4” Flip Flaps pg 13 4.60
X254 9 cards and envelopes pg 145 3.00
1 sheet White Daisy Cardstock pg 95 .40
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems pg 102 4.60
Z4013 City Sidewalks Washi Pack H. Exp pg 29 4.60
Various paper pieces from the City Sidewalks Paper Pack 2.00
Z2816 Cranberry Pad pg 97 9.20
Z2849 Peacock Pad pg 98 9.20
Z2895 Lagoon Pad pg 97 9.20
Z2807 Willow Pad pg 97 9.20
Always bring these items with you to class: Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, ruler and a pencil. 
Great items to add to your order any month:
Z3022 or Z3023 Adhesive and Adhesive Refill pg 108 $9.20 and 5.20
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 108 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 108 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 105 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 108 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 106 5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 13 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 17
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 12 
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 10-11 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders and Thin Cuts pg 78-79 $
Cricut Collections
Z3285 or Z3290 NEW FLOWER MARKET pg 75 114.35
Z3167 or Z3190 Artistry pg 76 114.35
Z3169 Artbooking pg 77 114.35