Friday, February 16, 2018

Step Right Up!

It's showtime!

Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive, limited-time offer that is sure to delight crafters of all ages! Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! Order yours today before this deal leaves town!

Product Description

Includes the following:
1 – My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set
2 – gold foil paper sheets
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 – Sapphire cardstock sheets
2 – Black cardstock sheets
2 – Saffron cardstock sheets
2 – Cranberry cardstock sheets
1 – gold pearls
1 – red shimmer trim
 Purchase the entire bundle for only $28.95

While online check out the Pretty in Pink deals too!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a brand new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. You will find all the products to craft for your gardener, baker, stargazers and those that want to be a mermaid! This Idea Book has 4 unique, creative collections for you. It also contains some innovative tools, a new how-to program and an entire travel organization system.

You can view the new book online, by clicking the image on the right column. You won't want to miss the stamp of the month and definitely not the monthly promotion of Love Letters!

For National Papercrafting Month, we’ve designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.

These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!

Bloom & Grow


As always there is a beautiful stamp of the month that you can get at a discounted price with a qualifying purchase.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Week and More

The sales begin today and last all week to celebrate Boxing week!

  Close To My Heart is ending 2017 with a bang, bringing you even more deals on their high quality crafting products! Every day between Tuesday, December 26, and Friday, December 29 you’ll be introducing savings on selected products.

For example you can save 30% on the individual items and album bundles or save 40% on stamp pad + reinker bundles! The deals will only be available for a limited time while supplies last, so check online every day at 12:00 am (MST) to see the newest deals!

This is also your last chance to order products from the 2017 Holiday Expressions Idea Book. If you need any of those seasonal papers and stamps to complete your memory books or projects, you will want to order them before they retire!

Lastly, while your shopping online, don't forget to add the promotion this month. Through the Year Calendar Kit will make a great item for you this coming new year or as a gift for someone else. Everything you will need to make next year's calendar is included in the kit. Shop online to choose your kit.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Specials

Its December already! Just a few more weeks to make some memories in 2017. I hope your year has been blessed!

December also brings the holiday hustle! I hope that you can find some great products that will make your crafting faster and easier. This month Close To My Heart is offering an amazing calendar kit that will prepare you for the upcoming year and could also make a perfectly, personalized gift this Christmas.

Through the Year Calendar Kit~

As 2017 comes to a close, you can be ready for 2018 by creating a beautiful photo calendar. The Through the Year calendar kit includes everything you need to create a 12-month photo calendar for the year ahead. Save 20% on this exclusive bundle of products, that includes custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, papers, and a blank calendar.

The November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes an excellent companion to this project, too. If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, never fear — you can get a calendar kit that includes this set!

There are two purchasing options. You can get the kit with or without the November Stamp of the Month.
Price without the stamp set: $38.95
Price with the stamp set: $56.90

Here is what you get when you purchase this kit.

Through the Year Calendar Kit

Kit contents:
1—My Creations™ calendar
1—Basic Fundamental custom paper packet
9—cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 Cranberry, 1 Goldrush, 1 Lagoon, 1 Lemon, 1 Pansy, 1 Sweet Leaf, 1 White Daisy, 1 Willow)
1—Happy Moments Complements
1—gold glitter gems
gold glitter die-cuts
photo placeholders
cutting diagrams
printed instructions

Use the materials in this kit to create a customized 12 month calendar.

My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (S1711) if you choose it to be included .

As always there is a Stamp of the Month available this December at a discounted price.

A Little Bit of Pun

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Please check out all of these specials on my website. Happy holiday crafting!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Box on a Card

Is it a box on a card or a card with a mini box? Who cares, it's cute! This little project has been around the internet for awhile now. I will be teaching a Christmas version of it with the Beary Christmas paper and stamp collection. It comes with some funny little gift tags that fit perfectly inside the mini box.

You can finish this project in a variation of themes, not just Christmas. You can make them for Valentine's Day, Easter, and even makes a cool gift for someone's Birthday! At Thanksgiving I made a slightly different shape to accommodate the grateful wreath stamp. You can see that it is slightly more narrow and taller. The box is more centered, but is the same size.

These boxes contained a personal note to my family of reasons that I am thankful for them. Isn't it wonderful how one kind word can change your entire day!

Hope you are having a fun, crafty, Holiday season! Don't forget to go online to see the monthly specials. December is almost here, so that means the savings will change and the Stamp of the Month. Hint, hint....if you want the special in December, you'll want the November stamp at the $5 dollar price! Oh! and December is the last month to purchase from the Holiday Expressions Idea Book!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins

Cut Above Layout Kits on Sale today only! 50% off

Including some retired kits!!

Happy Black Friday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Card Buffet Continued

I shared with you some of the cards from my annual Holiday Card Buffet. Those were the cards that offered a raffle prize. Here are some of the other cards that guests got to create~

As you can see I had just a couple of Fall/Thanksgiving themed cards. These used the gorgeous Falling For You papers, some new stamp sets and watercolors that allowed the participants a few moments of relaxing coloring!

As you can see, I always try to provide a mix of colors and themes. This was a really fun buffet!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Holiday Card Buffet 2017

Recently I held my annual Holiday Card Buffet. This event has become one that the ladies anxiously, but patiently wait for each year! I knew I had to really bring the fun this year. I did that by first, making 14 different card designs and a little over 100 card kits in total! Second, I threw in a little twist that involved raffle tickets and prizes!!

Here is my table full of cards. (both sides)

In the red baskets are the card kits and the items needed to complete the card. This may have included stamps, inks, embossing powder with heat tool, embossing folders, thin cuts, watercolors and embellishments. The wooden crate in the center of the table contained a card kit that only required assembly as it was cut on the Cricut and had no further stamping involved.

Here are the ladies hard at work. They are very focused!

I announced at the beginning of the workshop that inside some of the card kits they will find a raffle ticket with a number on it. If they find it, they were to put their name on it and drop it in the corresponding pail on the counter top. I had a total of 5 prizes that coincidentally matched the card that they found the ticket in! This became somewhat of a scavenger hunt to find the tickets!!

Here are just a few of the prizes~

For those that made the pop&twist Beary Christmas card, they had the chance to win a boxed set of cards featuring the Beary Christmas PML cards. It was a set of 5 cards in an altered, decorated box.

This next one was my favorite card and prize. I didn't get enough of that darling Llama from this summer, so he came to visit again for the Holiday!

Ladies who made the Fa la la la Llama card, found the ticket to win a matching chipboard banner. It was even packaged up so cute with a little funny tag.

Who needs a little caffeine pick-me-up during the hectic holidays? I do! This card featured a Cricut cut coffee cup on a pocket card where a tag and gift card could be neatly tucked away. The prize for this card was a K-cup holder using that same Cricut coffee cup.

Some of the other prizes included an ink pad with mini thank you stamp and a set of snowflake ornament gift tags.

In the next few days I will share some of the cards that the ladies created from the delicious buffet!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Mini Desk Calendar

Every year I host a Mini Desk Calendar Workshop. I try to alter the design from each year. This year my design was simple and would easily fold flat to mail as a gift if you wanted. My paper choice on this calendar was also very simple to coordinate. I chose to use the Adventure Fundamentals and just a bit of the Basics Fundamentals. This way the colors and patterns all blended perfectly. The class participants could choose from a variety of colors. Here are just a few in a green, pink and blue.

These lay flat and can be mailed in a standard envelope. (overall calendar measures 4.25 x 5.5)

Imagine how easily and quickly you could make these calendars as Christmas gifts. Plus, with the Fundamentals Bundle Special right now you can save lots of money making this project very cost effective!

Shop online to see all the purchasing options.

Friday, November 3, 2017

All the Fun!

Who doesn't love saving money? Enjoy month long savings on Fundamental crafting products!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

You can get the above bundles for right around $22! Wow! Imagine all the crafting you can do with those coordinating supplies! However, if you don't feel you need an entire bundle, you can always purchase individual items. See all of the options available this month online. I wish you all the FUN!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Through the Year

For November, CTMH has a great, versatile Stamp of the Month. It's called Through the Year. This stamp will allow you year-round stamping possibilities. It would be perfect for documenting scrapbook pages and especially useful for those who journal daily. This month it is available for the discounted price of only $5, with qualifying purchase.

I think the above layout would be awesome as a wrap-up of your favorite moments of 2017! Simply recap your special photos for the back of your scrapbook.

I'll clue you in on a little secret!! You may want to purchase this set at the discounted price this month, because it will coordinate with the special in December! Just saying!!

There is another big special happening this month. I'll tell you all about it soon!