August 19, 2019

Come Join My CTMH Team this Month


Remember, Close to My Heart is celebrating 35 years of creativity this year!

So what better way to share the join and success of such a great company and their products by offering you a very special deal to see for yourself? During the month of August, you can become a Consultant for just $35! Yes, that's right, only $35 will open the doors for you to join our great crafting family and become a member of my team.

Let's face it, it’s always a good time to sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant, but during August, it’s even better! Between August 1–31, any new Consultants who enrolls, or any former Consultants who re-enrolls, can do so for just $35 with a No-Kit Enrollment option! You can also choose to enroll with our normal New Consultant Kit during this month if you prefer. ($70 USD) This New Consultant Kit has an approximate retail value of $171 and has been revamped to include all the business essentials you need to get your business off to a great start. The standard shipping charge has also been included in the total price of the kit! Sign up and thrive for $35 with the No-Kit Enrollment option or order the regular New Consultant Kit and start your Close To My Heart journey today!

Find out more about this great opportunity by CLICKING HERE

August 16, 2019

Show Me The Story - Special Sale


Remember Close to My Heart is celebrating 35 years of creativity and here is another extraordinary sale just in time for you.
Nothing beats sitting down with loved ones and friends to look at precious memories in your favorite
scrapbooks. Close to My Heart loves helping you preserve these special moments, and from August 15 to August 31, you can purchase all Story by Stacy™ items at 35%-off with the Show Me The Story special!

Scrapbooking and storytelling enthusiast, Stacy Julian, has designed these albums, stamp sets, and the
Story by Stacy™ Storyteller how-to book to help you explore the memories behind your favorite photos. By introducing new storytelling techniques and methods, you’ll be able to learn how to unlock your potential and build your creative intuition as you become a master storyteller!
You’ll love delving deeper into your best-loved stories, and your family members and friends will love hearing them for years to come. With the exception of the stamp sets, the items in the Show Me The Story special are only available while supplies last. Be sure to take advantage of this awesome 35%-off special on all Story by Stacy™ items!

These are amazing bundles that will make scrapbooking your stories so easy. Beside cute albums, these bundles contain all the papers and extra embellishments you need to finish your project in no time. Choose between 4x4, 6x6 and 6x8 albums with content. Or try the amazing Story Teller Book which will make journaling your stories a snap.

You can find all offers right HERE...just click on the link.
Dates: August 15, 2019–August 31, 2019

August 12, 2019

Workshop Sale - BOGO 35

Buy one workshop kit and get a second at 35% off!

You can never have too many workshop kits right? That’s why Close To My Heart has decided to have a special BOGO sale, just for workshop kits during the month of August! Buy one workshop and get another of equal or lesser value for 35% off. There’s no limit to the number of workshops you can get, so be sure to stock up on all your favorites!
Why pick a workshop kit over a regular paper pack? Most workshop kits include a full paper pack, but they also include everything else you need to create multiple double page layouts. Page protectors, embellishments and all papers and cardstocks. The instructions for each layout is also included so all you have to do is cut and put it together. Same goes with all cardmaking kits. These workshop kits have a different amount of papers included, but all embellishments, card bases and envelopes are included.

CLICK HERE ... to see all available kits.


This offer is available through August 31. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

August 5, 2019

Join My Team this Month for a Very Special Deal



Remember, Close to My Heart is celebrating 35 years of creativity this year!

So what better way to share the join and sucess of such a great company and their products by offering you a very special deal to see for yourself? During the month of August, you can become a Consultant for just $35! Yes, that's right, only $35 will open the doors for you to join our great crafting family and become a member of my team.

Let's face it, it’s always a good time to sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant, but during August, it’s even better! Between August 1–31, any new Consultants who enrolls, or any former Consultants who re-enrolls, can do so for just $35 with a No-Kit Enrollment option! You can also choose to enroll with our normal New Consultant Kit during this month if you prefer. ($70 USD) This New Consultant Kit has an approximate retail value of $171 and has been revamped to include all the business essentials you need to get your business off to a great start. The standard shipping charge has also been included in the total price of the kit! Sign up and thrive for $35 with the No-Kit Enrollment option or order the regular New Consultant Kit and start your Close To My Heart journey today!

Find out more about this great opportunity by CLICKING HERE

August 2, 2019

BOGO 35 Sale - Workshop Kits



Buy one workshop kit and get a second at 35% off!

You can never have too many workshop kits right? That’s why Close To My Heart has decided to have a special BOGO sale, just for workshop kits during the month of August! Buy one workshop and get another of equal or lesser value for 35% off. There’s no limit to the number of workshops you can get, so be sure to stock up on all your favorites!
Why pick a workshop kit over a regular paper pack? Most workshop kits include a full paper pack, but they also include everything else you need to create multiple double page layouts. Page protectors, embellishments and all papers and cardstocks. The instructions for each layout is also included so all you have to do is cut and put it together. Same goes with all cardmaking kits. These workshop kits have a different amount of papers included, but all embellishments, card bases and envelopes are included.

CLICK HERE ... to see all available kits.


This offer is available through August 31. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

July 31, 2019

Card Class Project May - 4/4

Here is our last project from my May card making class. Like last weeks project, this one is also a masculine card and I thought I show you a little before and after comparison. When I designed this card I looked at my finished project and didn't liked it. Well I liked it, but it felt like something was missing. So I played around a bit and then I found these different gears on one of my Close to My Heart cartridges. I cut them from silver foiled paper and added them to my prototype and long and behold, that made all the difference in the world. Don't you think so?



Materials needed for this card:
- 4 1/4"5 1/2" card base
- 1 1/4"x5 1/2" grey design paper
- 3"x5 1/2" sapphire cardstock
- 1/4"x5 1/2" goldrush cardstock strip
- 2 1/2"x2 3/4" white cardstock
- grey/white bakers twine
- a few grey/white sequins and the silver gears

Adhere the grey design paper to the left of your card base. Now adhere the sapphire cardstock to the right of the base butting up with the grey paper. Stamp poka-dots in black on the goldrush strip and adhere it over the seam of the grey and blue papers.

Stamp the background onto the white cardstock in goldrush ink, then stamp the phrase in black ink on top.  Wrap the bakers twine around the white cardstock and adhere the piece to the card, about 1/2" from the bottom and flush with right side of the card. Add your sequins and gears to decorate the card. Don't forget to stamp, doodle and decorate your inside as well.

One more design that can be found in the Close to My Heart "Make it from Your Heart Book - Volume 4 (9044)". See for yourself how many wonderful ideas and inspirations are included in this book.











July 28, 2019

Christmas In July Sale


A 24-hour Christmas in July sale is coming to my Close To My Heart Consultant website. Yes, more super deals for you to snatch up, but remember the prices are only available while supplies last. Some of the items are in limited numbers available and once the sale limit is reached the price will go back to the regular amount. 
So don't wait and think to long... head over to MY WEBSITE and see what's on sale. While you are there, check out the new designed website.

The 24-hour Christmas in July sale starts on Monday, July 29 at 5:00 PM (EST) and ends at 4:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 30! 
As with other sales, items featured in this sale will only be available while supplies last, so you'll want to visit the sale early!!!

July 24, 2019

Card Class Project May - 3/4



I don't know if you have the same problem I have sometime when I try to create a more masculine card. It is hard, isn't it? I mean, if you are making one for a golfer, fisher, hunter etc, yeah that's not a big deal, but a card that doesn't include flowers, butterflies or any bling??? That is hard.

So this is one of two attempts we made in this months class to create a more masculine looking card.

Materials needed:
- 4 1/4"x5 1/2" card base
- 4 1/4"x5 1/2" design paper (here stars)
- 3 1/2"x5 1/2" flaxen cardstock with scalloped edge
- 2"x5 1/2" gold striped paper
- 1/2"x5 1/2" lagoon cardstock
- 2 1/2"x1 3/4" lagoon cardstock
- 2 1/4"x1 1/2" white cardstock
- a little button and some thread


Let's start with the stamping part. Stamp the white cardstock with the button phrase in black ink. Stamp the inside phrase with lagoon and black ink.

Now cut a fin in the white cardstock piece. Make sure it doesn't cut to fare into the phrase. Now adhere the button which is hanging of a little piece of silver thread to the back side before you adhere the white car stock fin to the lagoon cardstock. Cut another fin into the lagoon paper, matching the white one. If you do it in this order you should get a nice even space around the white fin.

For the card itself, adhere the design paper (stars) to the card base. It should cover the whole front of the base. Adhere the scalloped edges cardstock to the front about 1/2" from the left side. Adhere the golden striped paper to the flaxen piece about 3/4" from the left side of the card base. Place the lagoon cardstock strip on the right side of the golden paper covering some off it. Use foam dots to adhere the fine (the button should dangle of the side). A little doodling on the inside and this card is done.

Again, if you need more ideas for card layouts, please check out the Close to My Heart Make it from your Heart Book - Volume 4 (9044). You will love the ideas and instructions in it.


July 17, 2019

Card Class Project May - 2/4

This is one of my favorite designs since it uses up all these pretty little paper strips we gather while working on pages and other projects. I hate to throw those away but they keep piling up in my boxes. So what better way than to make a card out of them. This one in particular could use for so many occasions. Wedding, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy...you name it.

Materials needed:
- card base 4 1/4"x5 1/2"
- paper strips in different designs and/or cardstock. Mine are all 5" long and the width is 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/2" and 1"
- red cardstock 1 1/2"x 4 1/4"
- white cardstock 1 1/4"x 4 1/4"
- a couple of butterflies

To create this card, simply adhere the strips in the center of your card base. I started with the 1" on the right. I made sure that the space on the top and bottom as well as the side was even. From there just ad one strip at a time.

We stamped the phrases outside and in with charcoal ink. I adhered the white cardstock to the red and raise it with foam dots to mount on the card. Decorate with butterflies and do a little doodling on the inside and this card is done.

Didn't I said it is super easy? Yes, it was and I think it is really pretty too. So get out your paper strips and start making some cards. Remember you can always use the design in vertical and horizontal fashion!
For more inspiration on card layouts and designs, check out the Close to My Heart "Make it from Your Heart Book - Volume 4 (9044). A really great source for ideas and inspiration.