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

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Happy November!
There are so many wonderful things happening this month and the first part of December. I am excited about some fun classes and I offering (and kits to go will be available!).
First, I want to remind y'all that I am having my 2nd Christmas Card Session on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14th. I do have spots still open at my class and kits to go are also available. Please contact me no later than FRIDAY to sign up for the class and/or order your kit!
In addition to the Holiday Happenings Event I describe below, I will be offering a FREE COLORING CLASS to all who purchase their CMTH Binder Bundle or Pages Packet from me. These items are only available for a limited time. If you are wanting to purchase the new 2017 CTMH Binder do not delay! This, too, makes a fabulous gift for all ages! The free coloring class will be held on Monday, December 5th 6:00-7:30. I will give you practice sheets to try out the different techniques we learn using the water color pencils, the paints, water brushes, re-inkers, blending pen and ink pads. PLEASE ORDER YOUR BINDER BUNDLE OR PAGE PACK ON/BEFORE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd. You get your choice of the black & White Strip Binder or the Sea Glass Binder. Binder bundles are $36.85. The Pages Package only is $19.58.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS is happening at my studio on Saturday, December 3rd 9:00-3:00. 
PLEASE R.S.V.P on/before NOVEMBER 14th. This is so I can get the supplies ordered and your kits prepped in time for our festive creative day. All your papers will be PRE-CUT so that all you have to do is assemble!
Festive treats and drinks will be provided throughout the day for you to nibble on. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to eat while you work, as well.
There are 5 fun classes I have planned for this event. Sign up for one class, 2 classes or, if you are like me, and enjoy making gifts, sign up for ALL of them! Classes are FREE-you only pay for the products you are using in the class. Any left-over product is yours to take home! Feel free to sign up to make multiples of one, two or all the classes and get your shopping done in one day! Four of the classes will be created using the discounted Happy Happy Christmas Bundle that the Close To My Heart Home Office has put together for us. You get to choose if you want the NEW Red Post Bound Album or the NEW Red D-Ring Album.
The Bundle Kit Cost: $80.00- this includes all the paper you will need to create all projects except for the Gifts Tags and Candy Bags...I am giving you that paper for FREE!

​The bundle consists of:
Z2505 My Legacy™ D-Ring Album—Red or Postbound- Red Album
4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)
9:00-11:30 Happy Happy Christmas Scrapbook Workshop

Brighten the holiday season with festive scrapbook layouts ! It all starts with one of our featured 12" x 12" album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts.
Here is a glimpse of the layouts we will be creating. This picture shows the Red D-Ring Album.
11:30-12:00 Magnetic Chalkboard
COST: $20.00 (this is for the Chalkboard) OR 47.03 if you do not get the $80 Bundle

CTMH is bringing back the retired chalkboard for this project only! We will be using the papers and picture my life cards from the bundle you purchased to create this fabulous home decor piece. Perfecter all ages!
​12:00-12:30 Display Tray
Cost:$16.00 (this is for the Display Tray) Or $33.20 if you do not get the $80 bundle

This is such a fun and one-of-a-kind way to display photos or one favorite photo around your home and/or to give as a gift this holiday season! The wooden frame measures 13 x 13 1/4 x 1 and has a hanger on the back.
12:30-1:30 Hinged Display Tray
Cost: $14.24 (this is for the signed Display Tray) OR $35.00 is you do not get the $80 Bundle

This 5 x 7 fold-out wood tray with divided sections features images cut from the CTMH City Sidewalks Cricut. What a special way to showcase some of your favorite photos and memories. You can give this to a loved one with or without photos (the recipient can then add photos of the choice)!
1:30-2:30 Gift Tags and Candy Bags
Cost: $16.00

Price includes 2 Shin Han Twin Touch Markers and 2 snowman candy packages. Your 10 Tag are FREE! They will come pre-stamped and pre-embossed. You will just add color using your 2 markers and tie your string.
We always need gift tags for our presents. Why not dress your packages up with a homemade touch. We will be making 10 gift tags! These would also make a nice gift to give away! We will end our time together creating a snowman candy package!
I hope you will join me in the Merry Making Day!