Thursday, July 25, 2013

July Stamp of the Month

JULY Stamp of the Month

"Love is to the heart what summer is to the farmer's orchards;
it brings a harvest to one's soul."

Here are the cards I made using the Sweet Life stamp set!

CLICK HERE to order this set before they are gone!  You have until August 31st ONLY!

When you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products, you get this set for just $5!
That's 72% off the full retail price!!!

If you would like the instructions for these cards after you make your order, just shoot me an email and I will get them out to you!

Remember, the Stamp of the Month set is available for ONLY ONE MONTH, so plan to grab it before the end of the month!!!

Happy Creating!!!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am LOVING the NEW exclusive CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!!!!  
(Available to order August 1st)
This is the mini-book we learned to make at convention...isn't it adorable!

It is 5" x 7" and there are 18 pages to fill with memories, 19 places for photos of various sizes, 3 pull out tags and numerous places for journaling!

The colors are: Whisper, Black, Lagoon, Topiary and Laughing Lola purple
It was made with just TWO...yes 2...cricut keys and ONE...yes 1...dial size!!!  AWESOME!

If you are interested in the Exclusive Artbooking Cricut Cartridge you can find it beginning August 1st by CLICKING HERE!


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Better Blending

Learn how to make your stamped images stand out by using the alcohol blending marker and Exclusive Inks® marker sets for better blending! Watch the video to discover all of the tips and tricks.

Featured items used in this video:
Exclusive Inks Marker Sets (Z2400-Z2439)
Alcohol Blending Marker (Z1801)

Happy Creating!!!


Friday, July 5, 2013


Guess what?!  CTMH and Cricut have teamed up again for their 3rd joint cartridge!  If you thought the first two (Art Philosophy and Artiste) were awesome, then you will LOVE ARTBOOKING even more!  Artbooking is the ultimate scrapbooking cartridge!  You've never seen anything like it before!

Before I tell you about it, please note that this cartridge is not available to the general public until August 1st. There are 3 ways to get this cartridge (and one will get it to you before August 1st!):

  1. SIGN UP to be a Close To My Heart Consultant right away and then you'll be able to order this in July, and at the 22% miniumum discount (that makes the $99 cartridge no more than $77.22 before shipping and handling) that consultants get.  Find out how to sign up for only $49 HERE!
  2. Pre-order this cartridge from me now for $99 (plus shipping and tax).  I will ship it to you on August 1st.  Just email me to pre-order.  (
  3. Order from me after August 1st.
Anyone who takes advantage of #2 between now (July 5) and July 31 will go in a drawing for a $50 FREE shopping spree from the New Idea Book that debuts August 1st.

Artbooking is a revolutionary new cartridge that takes all of the guess work out of scrapbooking for you!  There are still the hard to believe 700 images in this cartridge this time, just like the other two, but this is a cartridge with a twist.  I am pretty excited about it!  It will help you take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels!  With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. For instance, if you are creating a 12"x 12" page, just set your size at 11" and it will cut every single page piece to size for a 12" x 12" page. No more guessing on title sizes, accent sizes, etc! Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats (in standard photo sizes) and more! Check out the layout below that was beautifully made with this cartridge. In addition to the new font and page designs, this cartridge also includes 10 themed mini-books (like the one at the top of this post), also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size!  Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more!
The collection comes with the cartridge, an instructional book as well as pages of each key's images, 3 sets of coordinating stamps and 3 coordinating sheets of chipboard shapes.  All of this for ONLY $99!



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic!

Purchase these special stamp sets to support our military!

Home of the Brave ~ $5 donated to the USO with your $17.95 purchase of this set.
Set of 10 stamps ~ Recommended Blocks:  1x1, 2x3 1/2, 2x6 1/2
Courage ~ $3 donated to the USO with your $9.95 purchase of this set.
Set of 8 stamps ~ Recommended Blocks:  1x3 1/2, 2x3 1/2
Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets ~ available only until July 31, 2013!  As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each Courage stamp set and $5 from each Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country.  
Show your support today ~ stamp style!
Find them here..... Courage and Home of the Brave or simply click on the cart below!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Artbooking Cartridge coming August 1

Artbooking Cartridge coming August 1st!
The new Cricut collection from CTMH is coming August 1st!!!  It's and amazing cartridge that makes full finished scrapbook pages, mini-albums, and oodles of small pieces that will go with just about anything!  CTMH just keep on outdoing themselves! 
As always the bundle comes with three exclusive stamp set, three sheets of chipboard and a 700 image cartridge, where each image can be used by itself or in conjunction with other elements...and you can even mix and match!  There are 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size.  Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats and more!  And if that isn't'll love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size!  When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!
Check out this mini book made using the cartridge!

I appreciate your business SO much and can't wait to launch this as well as all of the other new products!
Stay tuned....

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Specials with Close To My Heart

Me hitching a ride to the convention center on Disney's Magical Express

The AMAZING Pacemaker CTMH Consultant team that I am proud to be a part of!

The firework show at the Magic Kingdom.
CTMH gave us all (approx. 1200 consultants) a free pass to the Disney Park of our choice!  How awesome is that!?!
I got back from the CTMH annual Convention, held at Walt Disney World, late Sunday night.  It was "famtabulous"!!!  I have a LOT of new surprises to share!  The new catalog that will debut August 1st is beautiful!  You will LO-OVE it!  We also have new paper, tools and a new Cricut Cartridge!  

 Join my team and join me at Convention next DISNEYLAND!!!  Wanna know how to get your hands on a new product and that new cartridge NOW?!?!  Sign-up to be a CTMH consultant or hobbyist this month and you'll get all of this fantastic product!!!

For only $49, you get about $155 worth of NEW product, which is NOT available to customers until August 1st, plus a 22% discount on future orders!  So sign up and purchase the new Artbooking cartridge for a discount from yourself!!!!

Here is a list of everything that comes in the $49 product bundle:

Even though that new catalog is great, you don't need to spend all of July just waiting for August 1st.  Sign up to be a consultant and/or get these specials in your hands....

1.  Work the Workshop: Get the discounted Workshops on the Go canvas art kit in July ~ no qualifying purchase required!

From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 ~ more than 50% off!  

If ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add this to your order if you would like.  If you are ordering from me directly, just let me know you want it. Easy, peasy!

2.  July Stamp of the Month:  Juicy!  This sweet stamp set is sure to be a hit when making cards AND scrapbook pages.
JULY Stamp of the Month:  "Sweet Life"  (only $5 ($17.95 value) with a $50 order.
Carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6"
This gorgeous artwork was created by the Close To My Heart Art Department with this scrumptious set.  
July is a GREAT time to celebrate the fun of CTMH with these great specials!
Contact me if you have any questions at