Sunday, December 30, 2012

Who's Your Valentine

Whooo's Your Valentine kit is available now through until January 31st.
Spend $35 and get the exclusive treat tube kit for only $10!
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, CTMH is offering a new product, available through January — the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Some sample projects (tubes will be available in the new Idea Book!) The stamp set is shown below.


Here are some samples of projects that can be made using the stamp set but are not valentine's themed. Look how versatile the set is!

I made this one:

This was designed by fellow consultant Rebecca Maboussou

And this one by Brenda Thatcher

And finally this layout by my upline Shari Froemming

Don't miss out. Order yours today! You can place an order on my website or call me at 402-990-5631.

Retiring Items

With a new Idea Book coming in February, old items need to go. Here is a list of items that are being discontinued as of January 31 and may run out before then. Please contact me at 402-990-5631 or if you would like to order any of these while you can!

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List (closes January 31, 2013)
  As we run out of stock on retiring items, we will add them to the unavailable list found under Online Office > Corporate Communication > Reference Lists > Unavailable List. Check this list often so you will know which items are no longer available to order. Please remember that we are unable to accept exchanges for items included on the Retired list.  
Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment  127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers  131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet  130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet  130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates  126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment  128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment  128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection  126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons  130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons  126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button  
BULK152 Cranberry Brads  
BULK213 Black Button Brads  
BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide  
BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide  
BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide  
BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide  
BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide  
BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide  
BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide  
BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide  
BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack  
BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack  
BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack  
BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack  
BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm)  
BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2")  
BULK272 Bling Gems  
BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons   
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet  38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit  41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65

Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

Updated 12/4/12

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quilling Tool

Close To My Heart has a great tool called  a quilling tool. This is a great help for making flowers. If you look at the flowers in the post previous to this one you will see the flowers I made using the quilling tool. Can you make flowers without it.....yes, but for only 7.95 I wouldn't. It has a slot on the end which helps hold the paper as you roll it and then you use that slot to open up the petals of the flower. I would definitely add this tool to your collection.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Artiste Cake

Look what we made at my unit Christmas party today! This was made using the artiste cartridge and the avonlea paper. This box is a great way to celebrate any special event. You could fill it with a small gift or even candy. I love the glitter tape and the satin ribbon!

Mini Album

Every year I attend a Christmas party with my fellow Close To My Heart Consultants and part of the celebration is a gift exchange. This year I decided to make a mini album. This uses the tru-fit folios and the Avonlea paper pack.

I love that there is so much space on it! There are two sides plus 2 sides on each of the tags that are in the pockets. Perfect for pictures, journaling, ticket stubs etc.

The Cover:

The Inside 

See, the tags slide out!

The back

Saturday, December 1, 2012

While Supplies Last - Correction

You may have seen the email I sent out regarding the While Supplies Last products (if not I'll post it below). I wanted to let you know that I made a mistake and you cannot purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5 if you only buy discounted items. I apologize for the error.

There are still some great deals and you should be able to select shipping method of 4.95%, it takes a little longer but saves you money over paying 7.95%.

Also, to sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!

While Supplies Last
I just l
earned that at midnight on December 1, Close To My Heart is going to be releasing many new while supplies last items on my website. These are items that we no longer carry. There can be some great deals but they are bound to go quickly.

To shop go to my website and then click join next to the December order on the lower right hand side of the page. Then click on While Supplies Last. You can purchase any of the products on your order, not just the While Supplies Last items. Spend $50 and you can get the December Stamp of the Month for only $5. I love how versatile this set is.

As always feel free to contact me with any questions and be sure to check out my blog and my facebook page.

Watch for my regular newsletter in the next couple of days but it won't have this information about the new While Supplies Last items!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scrapbooking Group to Start in January

Here is how it works.

1. You commit to coming to our group gathering and spending $25 per month in product for six months. You will have options on what you purchase but you will need to at least buy the paper pack for the layouts we are doing. 

2. We will make 2-2 page layouts per month.

3. One of the six months you will get to be the hostess. This means that you will get a minimum of $25 in extra product that month. If you gather outside orders you could bump that up and even earn 1/2 price items!

4. At the end of six months you will have 24 layouts completed, and have earned at least $25 in FREE product!

Extra Bonus! Have a friend join you that is not on my email or customer list and you receive a free gift.

The club is limited to six guests. The first month we will be using the Pear and Partridge paper pack and getting those Christmas pictures scrapped!

Shopping List:

Pear and Partridge paper pack                    $9.95                (required if you don't purchase the
                                                                                           Workshop on the  Go)
Pear and Partridge glittery rub ons                $4.95               (recommended if you don't purchase the
                                                                                           Workshop on the Go)

Workshop on the Go Kit                              $29.95            If you purchase this kit you will receive the
                                                                                            paper pack, rub ons, a C sized stamp set,
                                                                                           red,pink and purple sparkles, and an
                                                                                           instructional  brochure. 

We will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6:30. The first group would be Thursday, January 17. If you would like to participate but that date doesn't work for you please let me know. 

You can reach me at 402-990-5631 or

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So Grateful

So Grateful is the name of this stamp set for the pumpkin but I also use Perfect Fit Frames which is one of my new favorite sets. I just love cutting paper with my cricut and then stamping on it. This paper is retired but this would also look great with Moonlight or Flirty.

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Inks and Markers!

Check out this great video from CTMH explaining the new inks and markers. They are great to work with.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time to be Thankful

It's almost that time of year when we take an extra moment to remember all that we have to be thankful for. I made a banner to hang on my mantle after halloween. 

The base pieces were cut with the Cricut Artist cartridge as were the diamonds, letters and rosettes (I think that's what they are called). The leaves were stamped, colored with our new markers (really like them!) and cut out by hand. If you don't have the Artiste you could use our banners and decorate as you desired. There are many ways to make a banner with Close To My Heart and many reasons as well.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Some Halloween Fun

There is still time to make some great Halloween treats. I will be making these cupcakes again to share with my coworkers for Halloween. I just love the Cricut Artiste. Don't these liners make the cupcakes looks so cute! And then with the Foundry Pins the Halloween Greetings make a homemade cupcake look like so much more. These were made using the Spellbound Cricut Kit.

Then I may be making these for some of my special trick or treaters. This was also made using the Artiste. Inside there is a skeleton cut with the Artiste. I will fill it with candy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Office Supplies!

My very dear friend is leaving my office and moving on to a new opportunity. While I am very happy for her I will miss her terribly. Of course I had to make some goodies for her new office. I made these using Pemberly. They are simple but I wanted them to hold up to the wear and tear of office life.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

How paper can change the card....

It's Your Day!

I am a little late in posting this but there is still time! You have until September 30 to get this awesome stamp set for only $5 (retail value 35.90) with a $35 purchase. This is great for cards and layouts. Here you will find the stamp set:
And a couple card ideas. These only use cardstock and ink.

In addition to It's Your Day, the sentiment is from Card Chatter-Sympathy.