Archives for November 2014

Cyber Monday Madness with 20% off all CTMH Cricut Collections!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. 
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GUESS WHAT ELSE?  Cyber Monday falls on December 1, 2014 which is the start of the December Special – “Deal of the Decade”, that will let you  purchase C size (value $13.95) and D- size (value $17.95) stamp sets for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50. This is our way of celebrating the ten-year anniversary of our My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps, which have truly been industry-changing! Purchasing a discounted Cricut Cartridge makes you eligible for purchasing as many ‘C’ and ‘D’ sized stamp sets as you’d like for only $10 each! How fun is that??!!
CaptureDo you have loved ones who’d enjoy a Cricut Cartridge under the Christmas Tree? When you Order (2) Discounted Cartridges you will also qualify for $25 in Free Product! (must email me first) so I can enter it in as show!  Going to by 2? Get a special from me for FREE SHIPPING.  =)  Do not place this order through the website – call or email me.  This is good only for tomorrow, Cyber Monday, and until 7:00pm EST.
In addition to “Deal of the Decade” with C and D stamps for $10, our Seasonal Expressions goes live.  There is so much awesomeness in this!  2 new papers packs, new stamps, and new embellishments. Be watching for new cards, layouts, and more to be posted on this.  None of the stamps in the Seasonal Expressions are included in the Deal of the Decade as they are new.  =)
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Last few days of Lucky 5

The end of November is almost here and with it, the last few days of Lucky 5!!  November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!  You only have a few more days to take advantage of this great special!!

First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail! Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.  I’m sharing some of the samples I’ve done this month:

jun14_sg___-_1 If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

jun14_sg___-_6For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!   Here’s another use for Studio J outside the box.  We needed to create a Science Fair board for SG’s science project.  I used Studio J to create what we needed for the board.  SG was able to catch on to the click, drop, and drag concept, as well as creating the wells for photos and text.  I am always amazed at how easily it is for little ones to learn new computer programs.

sg_science_fair_-_3sg_science_fair_-_4And to make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today.   Here’s another idea – I used Microsoft Publisher to create these calendars and saved as jpgs so I could load them easily into Studio J.   I created 4″x6″ journal spaces putting “paper” into the background, then putting additional photo wells for the calendar and pictures to create these calendars for gifts!  calendar1_-_1*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold 4 to 50 two-page layouts. For additional information about shipping/handling, please visit > Products and Pricing >shipping.

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While Supplies last!

The “while supplies last” section of my shopping site has been updated with some great products.  Take a look and don’t miss the sale!

While SuppliesThis is just a peek.  There are stickers, a punch, embellishments, and several My Creation options.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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New Albums!

So excited to share with you that we have some new albums up on the website to purchase!  There is a new post-bound (black) and 2 new D-Ring albums.  Yeah!  It’s been loooong awaited.  Here are some pictures.  I just love the lagoon album!!

Black D ring lagoon albuWe all need great albums to put our layouts in and I’m so glad we have them.  You will love the new and improved quality of these albums from the moment you get your hands on one. The posts in our post-bound offerings have been made easier to use, which will increase the convenience of your memory-keeping. On our D-ring albums, we have strengthened the rings to keep your memories secure for a long time. The covers are built using a sturdy rigid material, and the exteriors are covered with coated canvas. Because canvas is a natural fiber, you may occasionally get an album with small flecks of color in the design. Such flecks are not a defect, but just part of working with natural fibers.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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It’s the little things

It’s really the little things in life which touch your life the most.  Your child’s smile, the special look between you and your spouse, the variety of colors in the trees, the smell of baking cookies, the hug from a friend who knows what you are going through, and the extra step an employee, coworker, or boss did to help you out.  There are many more things you have to be grateful for when you stop and think about the little things.  The November Stamp of the Month (SOM) is called “It’s The Little Things” (S1411).  I have so many “little things” that I’m thankful for.  This stamp set helps me let those folks who took a moment of their time to touch my life, how special they are!  I love that you can purchase this set for $17.95 (before s/h/t) or for $5.00 with an order of $50.00!!  Here are the images:


Nov SOM imagesHere are some samples from this set!  Love the sayings and the font on the sayings!!!

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Here’s a card I made:


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Hugs and have a creatively blessed day!