Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Happy Labor Day ~ FREE Stamp Set!!!

I hope you got to enjoy time with family and friends over the holiday weekend….or at least do something fun!  I want to let you know about another FUN event this month! This month's fabulous promotion is in celebration of CTMH's founder for being in business 30 years! How amazing is that!?!  In celebration, you can get this awesome stamp set for FREE…YES….I said, FREE!...When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE!  The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Friday, August 1, 2014



The brand, spankin' new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book is LIVE for customers!!!  I can't wait to show it to you!!! This is going to be a long post….but I promise you…it will be worth your time to read every word (plus there are a lot of pics!)  Grab a cool drink, because this post is HOT!


IT'S HERE!!!  With 193 pages of luscious goodness, including hundreds of new products, artwork on almost every page and tips and technique instructions scattered throughout…it will knock your socks off!  So….you've gotta have it in your hot hands to warm those feet back up!  I mean, you've just gotta!  If you would like to purchase in Annual Inspirations Idea Book, here's the link (the books are $6 plus $4.95 shipping, for a total of $10.95 to get one of them in your hot, shaking with anticipation, hands).
Want one FREE in August??? Here's how….
  • All you have to do is go to my website before Friday, August 8th, and place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax), and I'll send you one ABSOLUTELY FREE!  As you can see above, that means you get an extra almost $11 of value added to your $50 order!
  • After August 8th, I will adjust this to every $100 order (before shipping and tax) throughout the rest of the month.
Did I mention you've just GOTTA HAVE ONE?!  Well, trust me, you DO!  

2.  Picture Perfect August Special:

Our Picture My Life Scrapbooking Kits are awesome (more info below), and during August ONLY, when you purchase one of them, you will receive your choice of one of our 8 Memory Protector 10-packs for only $3! ($9.95 value).

We have 13 beautiful kits to choose from, with themes that fit just about anything that could possibly be happening, or have happened, in your life. Each kit contains a 12" x 12" cover page to begin your album, 10 coordinating memory protectors, and 122 double sided cards (in 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" horizontal and vertical designs).  The photo above gives you a great idea of the traditional way they were designed.  They are also GREAT for making cards!  Wink!  Consider all that comes in your kit, at $24.95, that's a SERIOUS deal!  Add to that, the fact that you can get another 10 memory protectors for ONLY $3 and that takes your purchase level to $27.95…which is more than half way to the $40 required form me for a FREE catalog.  Add an album to that and your there!  Not only that, when you spend $50, you also get the August Stamp of the Month for ONLY $5 ($17.95 value).  Read #3 below for more information about that!

3.  August Stamp of the Month:
This set, valued at $17.95, is only available in AUGUST, and is yours for ONLY $5 when you spend $50 (before shipping and tax).  You'll be prompted to add it to your order before you check out, when ordering on my website.

Here are some super cute and creative ideas from Close To My Heart, using the August Stamp of the Month:

If you're still with me (and I really hope you are), thanks for reading!  I hope you will be one of the customers who places a $50 or more order (before shipping and tax) on my website before Friday, August 8th, so that I can send you your FREE Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Stamp of the Month at Close To My Heart

I have been waiting for this….. Happy dance!!!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!!!!

Can you see why?! :-)  
In July ONLY, when you place a minimum $50 order, you can add this Circus Alphabet set for just $5 ($17.95 value)!!!  It has a total of 68 stamps! What a great deal!!!  

Get yours TODAY by shopping on my website.  You'll be prompted to add this set before you check out.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Celebrate 30 with 1 of 6 gift collections!


In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30!  Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50 ~ some even as high as $65.  Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles.  They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to wash tape to alphabet stickers ~ and MORE!  Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for JUST $30!  It may be Jeanette's anniversary, but you get the gift!  Get yours on MY WEBSITE all month long.  You'll be prompted to choose your collection(s) as you check out.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Five Fab Collections That SAVE

Five Fab Collections That Save!!!!!!!
No matter what type of crafter you are, now through July 31, you can have your pick of five brilliant bundles designed with you in mind!  These bundles are only while supplies last so HURRY and get yours before they're all gone!!!  You can check them out and order HERE 
Memory Keeping Fundamentals ~ Z9983 ~ ONLY $133.40 ~ Retail Value $143.40
Essentials Toolkit ~ Z9984 ~ ONLY $71.05 ~ Retail Value $76.05
Stamping Basics ~ Z9980~ ONLY $65.30 ~ Retail Value $70.30
Cardmaker's Quick Start ~ Z9981 ~ ONLY $73.25 ~ Retail Value $78.25
Stamping Scrapbooker's Delight ~ Z9982 ~ ONLY $132.10 ~ Retail Value $142.10

And remember...
Each of these bundles puts you over the $50 qualifying purchase to be able to get the National Scrapbooking Paper Packet for only $5 ($11.95 value) and the May Stamp of the Month ($17.95 value) at $5.  In addition, each bundle is discounted from what it would actually cost if you bought each of the items separately.  I love a good bundle bargain, don't you?

You've Got A Friend ~ May 2014 Stamp of the Month

Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month

It's National Scrapbooking Month!!!  
Woot-Woot!!!!  Party Time!!!!

During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means, May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

Your paper pack includes:
  • 6 sheets of 12" x 12" tone-on-tone embossed cardstock (2 each of 3 beautiful colors)
  • 6 sheets of 12" x 12" B&T (patterned) paper duos (this means each side is printed, each side a different print). Each piece of B&T paper also includes a darling 1/2" x 12" zip strip perfect for borders or embellishing! 
  • 2 sheets of 12" x 12" printed vellum (1 each of a white printed feather pattern and a gold polka dot pattern)
You can get this paper pack with your $50 qualifying purchase on my website during May.  You'll be prompted to add it before you check out.

You've Got a Friend!  This fun little set is filled with 5 cool sentiments in a trendy thick, free-hand looking font that is sure to please anyone. The sentiments are versatile and can be used for so many occasions. 

This set is only available in May and is yours for only $5 with a $50 order.  Spend $100 and get 2, and so on.  Head on over to my website to place your order. You'll be prompted to add the Stamp of the Month before you check out.

Happy creating!!!! ~ Diana

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Happy April!!!!

Here are the CTMH specials this month…no foolin'!  :-)

Balloon Talk ~ April Stamp of the Month
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price of ONLY $5! 

Click HERE or on the image above to order yours now!

Set of 24 

Recommended My Acrylix™ Blocks:  1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artiste collection (Z1790).

Artwork using the April Stamp of the Month!  How adorable is this!

Monday, March 3, 2014


Wow…can you believe that it is March already!  Our  Colorado "spring" weather just can't make up its mind…snow early this morning and sunshine now.  They say that if you don't like the weather in Colorado just wait 10 minutes or drive down the road a couple of miles!  Ha!  Soooooo true!  

The weather swings also remind me of this…"God gave us memories so that we can remember the smell of roses in the winter."  What would we do without our memories?  How do you preserve yours?

This month…CTMH has an AWESOME way to do just that!  (You knew that was coming, didn't you?!) :-)  Here is just one of those ways….


During the month of March, order your Studio J™ layouts—including ones using our new Photo Express Collection—for only $5 each! Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio layouts using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments. And don’t forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes. You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™

Contact me or go HERE for more information!


March Stamp of the Month: Happy Place

S1403 Happy Place, set of 7
Recommended Blocks:  2x2 (y1003), 2x3.5 (Y1009), 4x5 (Y1012)

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! 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.
Go HERE to find out more about this set 
and how to make the projects posted above and below!

Here are those projects up close:

Happy beginning of Spring everyone!!!!  And happy creating!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mornings Like This

So most people want to stay at home in a cozy bed on mornings like this…we, on the other hand, decide to take a drive in the chained-up feed truck to take in the beautiful day the Lord made! Although…our poor cows aren't feeling the same way.

And then…I came home and created!

I recreated the cards on page 39 in the new CTMH idea book! I love this set!
Another snowy day creation. I used Balloon Ride paper and instructions from Frenchie at to make this card in a box. SO much FUN!!!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

New & Used Items for Sale

I'm yet another consultant on a cleaning spree! Here are some items for sale…. 

Stamps For Sale
A1023 Fall Blocks $4.95 
A1042 Live Life Well $4.95 
A1125 Thanks $4.95 
A1127 A Journey $4.95 
A1130 Quick Cards Bountiful Season $4.95 
A1135 Bumble Bee $4.95 
A1142 Friend $6.95 (New) 
A1145 flowering Thanks $6.95 (New) 
A1150 Charming Chevrons $6.95 (New) 
A1151 Lots of Love $6.95 (New) 
B1328 Backwoods $9.95 (New) 
B1358 Heart to Heart $9.95 (New) 
B1406 Blessing of Peace $9.95 (New) 
B1413 Perfect Fit Halloween $7.95 
B1424 Classy Doily $9.95 (New) 
B1427 Perfect Fit Thanksgiving $9.95 (New) 
B1429 Eek & Shriek $7.95 
B1432 Love This $9.95 (New) 
C1234 Simple Stitiches $11.95 
C1408 Live Inspired $11.95 
C1471 Happy Clusters $13.95 (New) 
C1521 Approved $13.95 (New) 
C1541 New Baby $13.95 (New) 
C1544 Surf’s Up $11.95 
C1547 For Always $11.95 
C1555 Count Your Blessings $11.95 
C1556 Paisley Perfect $13.95 (New) 
C1561 One-Way Borders $13.95 (New) 
C1563 Cityscape $13.95 (New) 
C1564 Stitch Wonder $13.95 (New) 
C1565 In The Moment $13.95 (New) 
C1568 The Party Is On $11.95 
D1440 Everlasting Life $15.95 
D1523 Sweet Music $15.95 
D1524 Frame It Up $15.95 
D1525 Casual Expressions $15.95 
D1527 Perfect Fit Frames $17.95 (New) 
D1550 Happy Autumn $17.95 (New) 
D1551 Swirls Around $15.95 
D1553 Yuletide Greetings $17.95 (New) 
D1554 Christmas Village $17.95 (New) 
D1571 Sweet & Lovely $17.95 (New) 
D1521 Powder Heaven $17.95 (New) 

Papers, Etc. For Sale ($2.00 each) 

Olivia (multiple b&t scrap pieces, 1 unused stickease assortment and 3 stickease assortments with a few pieces missing on each) 

Magic Moments (4 stickease with a few pieces missing on each) 

Floral Tapestry (2 unused stickease and 4 stickease with a few pieces missing on each) 

Backcountry (5 Base Pages, 4 unused stickease) 

Bella (1 unused letter stickease and 4 stickease with a few pieces missing on each) 

Between Friends (8 Base Pages, 1 unused punch out embellishments, misc b&t scrap pieces) 

Denim Days (3 Base Pages, 8 B&T’s, 2 unused stickease, 2 stickease with a few pieces missing, a few b&t scrap pieces) 

Emporium (3 Base Pages, a few b&t scrap pieces, 2 unused stickease, 1 stickease with a few pieces missing) 

Enchanted (4 Base Pages, 2 b&t pages, 5 unused stickease, 1 stickease with a few pieces missing 

Grace (2 unused stickease, 4 stickease with a few pieces missing, a few b&t scrap pieces) 

Lucky (5 whole pieces, multiple b&t scrap pieces, 1 unused letter stickease, 3 stickease with a few pieces missing0 

Notebook ( 3 whole pieces, 3 Base Pages, 10 stickease with a few pieces missing) 

Mischief (4 whole pieces) 

You Rock (3 Base Pages, multiple b&t scrap pieces, 4 stickease with a few pieces missing) 

Oak Brown ( 22 - 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock sheets) 

Oak Brown (16 - 12” x 12” cardstock sheets) 

Vineyard Berry (36 misc B&T’s) 

Funtastic (4 Base Pages, 4 B&T’s, 1 punchout sheet) (3 available) 

Traditional Holiday (12 Base Pages) 

Moonlight (15 bulk papers) 

Key To My Heart (6 B&T’s) 

Later Sk8r (new Scrapbook WOTG) $24.95 

Later Sk8r (10 B&T’s, 8 card stocks) 

Tommy (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Flirty (2 Full paper packs) $9.95 each 

Florentine (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Avonlea (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Clementine (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Moonlight (3 Full paper packs) $9.95 each 

Florentine (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Typeset (Full paper pack) $9.95 

Dakota (3 Full paper packs) $9.95 each 

Matchbook Card Kit (Full kit, makes 12 cards) $10.00 

Necklace Kt (6 available) $14.00 each 

Workshops on the Go Guides $1.00 each 
Clementine, Scroll Album, Dakota, Avonlea (2), Buzz and Bumble, Chantilly (2), For Always Cardmaking, For Always Scrapbook, Pear & Partridge (3), You & Me, Wings, Tommy, Pemberley, Florentine, Victory, Moonlight, Roxie (2), Sweetheart, Typeset, Stella, Canvas Art, Sweet Home, Miracle Scrapbooking, Miracle Cardmaking & Scrapbooking, Magnifique Cardmaking & Scrapbooking 

Dimensional Elements ($2.00 each) 
Borders, Mixed Shapes (2), Fresh Shapes, Awards, Framework (2), Tags (2), Banners (3), Hearts (2), Pizzazz, Stars, Flirty, Chantilly, 

Irresistibles ($2.00 each) 
Make It Count, Dreams 

You can email me at 
Thanks and Happy Shopping! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Idea Book

The NEW Idea Book is HERE!!!!

Embossing is Boss!
Get a free embossing folder of your choice with your qualifying purchase!
During the month of February, you are eligible to receive your choice of a new embossing folder FREE for every 2 packs of bulk card stock you purchase.  Pick from our 5 new folder designs (dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask or stripe) when you make a qualifying purchase.  The more card stock you purchase, the more folders you can get!

February Stamp of the Month!
Only $5 with a $50 purchase!