Archives for October 2016

Flower Market Key 6

Thinking about the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge?  You can’t go wrong!  Watch this video created by CTMH describing how to use Key 6 on the Flower Market Cartridge!

I love how easy it is to put the flowers together.  Flowers carry all different meanings, making this cartridge a necessity for your collection.  You are able to make card and scrapbook pages with the various flowers adding another layer of communication.  There are flowers associated to birth months, to states, to events in our lives, religious events, and to feelings/emotions.  Here are two links you can check out to see the different meanings.

Flower Meanings – About Flowers

Flower Meanings – Flower Experts

Once you look at all the meanings associated with flowers, you can see the value of Flower Market for years to come!

Thanks for stamping by!





More on the Everyday Life Coloring Planner plus new Die Cuts!


1610-maincarousel-planner-d-usI’ve had a few questions about the planner and here are some of the answers!

What’s in the planner bundle?

The planner bundle includes one or the other of the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass album or the Everyday Life stripes album, as well as the planner pages. These planner pages come with monthly calendars (Sunday through Saturday), weekly calendars (Monday through Sunday), 12 pages for notes and journaling, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips.

What products can I use in my planner?

Other recommended items that will work well with the planners to express your creativity through coloring! Include the following:

What can I use to color in my planners?

CTMH has designed the divider pages of the planner (pages with tabs) so they have thicker paper, which will allow you to use of a variety of products when coloring. Here are the different products you can use on the dividers:

  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers
  • Watercolor pencils (dry or with a waterbrush)
  • Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads (pressing ink into lid and picking up with a waterbrush)
  • Watercolor paints (used with a waterbrush or paintbrush)

**Please note:  Although the planner is not made with watercolor paper, you can use watercolors on these pages; however, we recommend using paint with very little water for best results.

The planner pages themselves, including the “remember” pages, are made of paper that is more light weight paper than the divider but you can certainly color them!


For best results, here are the products we recommend on the planner pages:

  • Watercolor pencils (dry)
  • Clear shimmer brush
  • Metallics markers
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ journaling pen
  • Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads

**Please note: Although you can use ink from our stamp pads on these pages, we recommend using smaller stamp images and lighter colors for best results. We do not recommend using our pigment inks.

Also, don’t forget that you can add our Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ to your planner as well! These protectors are great for adding photos of loved ones or just for more customization. You can also do pocket scrapbooking with this planner and album.  Get two albums and you can scrapbook the year with Picture My Life cards, photos, and the calendar pages to act as a journal/document of the year.



New Dies released at the Australian Convention!!

Dies can make your life so much easier!  Take a look at these new dies you can get today:


Four new sets:


Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!



Just Released – Coloring Planner for 2017



Wow oh wow!  I’d like you to meet our 2017 planner system! It is coloring heaven 🙂  Crafters have know for years how coloring is therapeutic.  Now you can have a daily planner that gives you permission to color every day.  How’s that for “me time”!  Already have your planner?  Consider getting this for planning your meals, exercise, other personal goals you don’t want in your planner, or project management.  Use  as a prayer journal or Bible Study journal.  There are so many ways to use this, the list is long.

Everyday Life™ 2017 Planner Pages

Our Australasia Convention attendees were the first to see and handle the beautiful new Everyday Life™ 2017 Planner Pages. The month dividers of this planner feature beautiful, intricate coloring-page style designs that are carried through in smaller details on the following pages. These planner pages also include a plastic zipper pouch for storing your markers, coloring pencils, pen, and other writing and decorating instruments.

Beginning Monday, October 17, these pages will be available for purchase in three different ways:
1) bundled together with the Everyday Life Album—Stripes (CC1178, $31.90 USD/$40.75 CAD);


2) bundled together with the Everyday Life™ Album—Seaglass (CC1177, $31.90 USD/$40.75 CAD); or


3) buy only the planner pages themselves (CC2017, $16.95 USD/$21.75 CAD).


Get your life get ready for 2017 with these beautiful new pages.  Planner bundles go live Monday, October 17! – While supplies last!

Color with our awesome watercolor pencils so you can have the look of colored pencils or watercolor!


Use the following three Memory Protectors to save memorabilia right in your planner:


Already have your planner?  Consider getting this for planning your meals, exercise, other personal goals you don’t want in your planner, or project management.  Use  as a prayer journal or Bible Study journal.  There are so many ways to use this, the list is long.  Don’t miss out on this awesomeness!!

Interested in joining CTMH?  Host a gathering and you can use your Hostess Rewards towards purchasing your New Consultant Kit!1610-cc-real-rewards

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a creative day,




Annapolis Day Crop

Annapolis Day Crop – October 9th in Annapolis!!


Host – Harbor Scrapbooking
Place: Annapolis Elks Club
2 Pythian Drive (off of Rt. 2)
Edgewater, MD 21054
Time: 10am – 8pm

Event Details:

Price: $55 per scrapbooker
Table size: 6ft or 8ft per scrapbooker

Provided: Goodie Bag for each attendee
Meals: Coffee/Donuts, dinner, snacks and drinks (Amazing Fried Chicken Dinner)
Lisa Hamrick – Scrap Edition – Traveling Super Store
Club Scrap – Dottie Ferguson
Creative Memories – Denise Mithell
Close to My Heart – Linda Caler
Harbor Scrapbooking – Monica Beall
Page Kits – Great Scraps Layouts (usually Feb) / Layouts by Barb (usually Oct)
Album Embosser – Kathleen Taylor
Massage Therapist- Chelle Paddy

Come and crop!! Can’t crop? Come say hello, visit, check it out, and shop!!

Real Rewards!

Real Rewards


October 2016 Constant Campaign

During the month of October, my hostesses have another fantastic option for using your Hostess Rewards credit – you can apply it toward a New Consultant Kit! When your Gathering reaches $250 in sales, not only will you get 50% off a product of your choice, but you can also choose to use your $40 in Hostess Rewards credit to get a discounted New Consultant Kit! With higher Gathering totals, you can save even more! Take this opportunity to experience the Real Rewards of joining the Close To My Heart community!  Contact me to set up your Home Gathering!!

Here’s the New Consultant Kit of which you will receive $50.00 in Select Product Credit (acts like hostess credit) which you can pick your own stamps, papers, inks (and more) that you want in your New Consultant Kit.


Dates: Offer valid October 1, 2016 (12:01 am MDT) – October 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

In conjunction with this month’s campaign, we will be holding a series of Opportunity webinars to answer your questions about joining my team and CTMH.   I invite you to join any one (or more) of these webinars:


Swan Lake – Featured Paper Pack of the Month


While I honestly was not in love with Swan Lake when I first saw it, it grows on you.  The rich colors, Black, Canary, Fern, Glacier, Goldrush, Peacock, Poppy, Slate, Whisper, and White Daisy can be used for a several different scrapbooking layouts.  I also have some amazing card samples you’ll have to come back by to look at later in the month.

December Stamp Of the Month (SOM)


Yuletide Joy is a set has 7 images, 2 of which can be cut out from the Cricut.  This is a great set for creating Christmas or Holiday Cards.  Create wonderful layouts to preserve your memories.  Decorate home decor, packages, and more.  Don’t miss out on this set.  Recommended My Acrylix® blocks: 1″ × 3½” (Y1002) and 3″ × 3″ (Y1006).

What is the SOM? Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts.  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. 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.

Thank you!

Last month, I crossed the finish line for earning the 2017 Mexico Incentive Trip!!


This could not have happened without all of you – customers, team, and friends!!


I have the most amazing customers and team a girl could ask for.  Thank you all for being a part of my life the past 16+ years.  Thank you all for your love, laughter, support, and friendship.


You all are the real reward that I’ve been blessed with from CTMH!  Another great reason to join this wild, fun group of creative peeps!


Check my calendar for all of the events going on!  There is a Harbor Scrapbooking Event October 9th in Annapolis and I’m pretty sure there are still openings.  October 15 is the CropTastic Event.  October 29 is the Christmas Come and Play Card Buffet!

December 3 is our Last Minute Stop and Shop – come finish your Christmas shopping at my house!  We will have 31, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Perfectly Posh, doTerra, Close to My Heart, and more!!