Get Your Holiday Expressions FREE

Get your Holiday Expressions FREE

You can get your copy of the Holiday Expressions FREE when you place any order through my shopping site!  I’m so excited about this for my customers because the Idea Books cost $6.00 before shipping/handling.   You can order something as simple as a foam sponge or maximize your savings on shipping by ordering up to $100 (shipping is $5.00 or $8.00 from $1-$100).

There are so many wonderful new things to check out.  You can view it online by clicking HERE.

For example, the Featured Paper Collection is Boutique:

Here are a few things you can create with this collection to show off it’s versatility:


The Boutique Workshop Your Way for Scrapbooking offers a deluxe option if you are a more creative person or someone who wants to learn some more techniques!

Purchase the  Boutique Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way  (or any combination of the Boutique products valued at $25.00 or more) and you can get the directions for this workshop done by Tina Lovell for FREE).  This will give you plenty of options for creating with Boutique!


Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Get your Holiday Expressions FREE when you order.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

September Brings So Much Happiness!

September Brings So Much Happiness

September brings us a new Holiday Expressions!!  Woot Woot!!    Never so much fun as getting a new catalog. The smell. The many pages full of amazing stamps, papers, and more to dream about. The Holiday Expressions is live from September – December 2018! Five new collections. Story by Stacy. New stamps. New fun! Lots of creating to be had.

View Holiday Expressions Online

Best of all, YOU can get it FREE when you place an order starting in September! aThis is amazing. Can you imagine? Everyone will be able to get this amazing (I’ve seen it so I know it’s true) catalog with no charge to you which is a $6.00 thank you for being an awesome customer. I’m so excited that CTMH will be doing this. Get your copy **free** when you place an online order. It will ask you to add it to your order when you check out so watch for this. =)


National Stamping Month – Memories In The Making


September 1 – September 30 Exclusive Product Offering

This year’s National Stamping Month special features the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit. With this kit, you can create 13 single pages, or add a few additional products to turn this layout kit into a calendar! This special includes two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making — Days, and Memories in the Making — Months. Use these stamp sets to add months, date numbers, and other details to your calendar.

**For Hostesses:** When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards ($350.00 Gathering) or higher (closing your party order no later than October 5, 2018), you will receive both Memories in the Making stamp sets, FREE. That’s up to a $10.95 value, totally free! [**Be a hostess!**](

**For New Consultants**: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in September will receive the two Memories in the Making stamps sets, FREE. That’s a $47.90value, totally free!! Join Today!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!


Just Treats — September Stamp of the Month – Item Number: S1809

Look at these sayings! Just love the coffee or hot chocolate cup in this set. Wait until you see the free kit of the month cards! Any crafter will need this set as it’s year round! Yes, I said “need”. There are just some stamp sets that say it all! =)

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $18.95 or as a deal for $5.00 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive a Project Kit FREE.


More Magical

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards! [**Check out your options.**](

I have two workshops for this – One from Studio Sus and one from Ginni Candeleria based on Disney! They are amazing. Check out the FB group or my website to see them. One of your choice is free when you purchase the More Magical Workshop Kit


Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  There is a lot retiring tomorrow.  Be sure to check out it out one last time before it’s gone!


You’ve Got Class – Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection.

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop from my website!

PSA – True Fit Folios are Back!

True Fit Folios are available until the end of September. I’m always asked about these at crops because they are amazing to save memoribilia in when you are scrapping. Things you want to keep but don’t want to or can’t put on pages. Kids’ work from school, maps, brochures, and other important papers. They are amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to replenish my depleted stash!


Boutique  – September Featured Collection – the first new collection from the Holiday Expression


Create with Heart

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking! Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them. I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month. You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping. You can see September Kit below.



With the retirement of the Annual Expressions and the Seasonal Expression 2, there was a large retirement list.  Keep your eye out on this section because new product is being loaded up constantly and without warning.  =)  Keeps us on our toes!


Thank you

Thank you so much for all of your support for the past year.  Because of my awesome customers and wonderful team, I’ve been able to earn another cruise for my husband and I.  We’ll be taking SG on her first cruise and we are excited to do this.

Thank for stopping by my corner of the internet and making it to the end of the post.  I’ll do some different posts to share more detailed information about the September specials.



Berry Sweet Memories

As many of you know, we have some “Berry Sweet Memories” happening here with the loss of a good friend, a grandma, my Dad, and our beloved Ginger (pet for 15 years).  When playing with the Taste of Summer papers, I love how well they work with black cardstock.  It makes the colors just pop.  I was thinking to myself how appropriate – the darkness and sadness of death symbolized by the black, yet the bright colors are the sweet memories.  I titled the layout  “Berry Sweet Memories”, show the paradox of losing friends, family, and pets.


As our daughter struggles with these significant losses in our family, I found a great picture on FB about how death brings heartache but your memories are always yours.    I had SG choose her favorite pictures of people/Ginger to use for the layout.   For both SG and I, creating this layout helps process the loss and shows the one of the true value of scrapbooking – capturing and preserving memories forever.  It’s art therapy.  Using this picture and pictures she chose, we created the above layout.  I love how the colors in the papers essentially speak to the bitter sweetness of the situation, yet the pictures speak to the joy of the relationships and things she remembers.


The inspiration for design came from the “Make It From Your Heart Volume 2”.  I cut out flowers from the Cricut using Art Philosophy.  I colored the yellow in with the ShinHan Touch Marker, used our Glue pen over the top, and dipped it in Prisma Glitter.  I cut the title “Berry Sweet Memories” out twice, from Artfully Sent, once in Hollyhock and once in Black.  I off-set them a touch to add depth/shadowing to the title.

TOS LO1 Collage

I inked the strawberries in Hollyhock ink and rolled the edges on the Ruby ink pad to give the strawberries, variations in color.  I colored the seeds with the ShinHan Touch Marker (yellow) and then added Liquid Glass for a 3D look and feel to them.  I used foam tape to pop up the strawberries.

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Taste of Summer papers ($8.95) and exclusive stamp set ($17.950  are only available in May 2014, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!!  For those of you who purchase the papers and stamp set, I’ve created a Design Space file for the stamp set which includes mats for the images.  I will send you the file, free.  You can then save it to your Design space.   You will need to own the CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Collections to be able to use this file.  While the title, “Berry Sweet Memories” is not in the file matching the stamp set, I do have it saved separately and am happy to share it.  You will need to own the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge to use it.   Don’t miss out on this great papers and stamp set.  There are no purchasing requirements to be able to buy these awesome products – Shop Now!

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First Day

Using Cricut Artbooking and Chalk It Up paper this layout celebrates SG’s first day of school.  It’s such a special moment and it only happens once in a child’s life!

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It’s great when you can cut most of it out from the Cricut – it’s fast and simple yet the layout looks fantastic.  Paper piecing is not too difficult with the right tools.

CIU LS First Day LO WM

The title and ruler are cut from the Cricut Artbooking.  The embellishments are from the Chalk It Up Compliments (chipboard) and Assortment (foam stickers *love*).

CIU RS First Day LO WM

I love this page – lots of room for lots of pictures or embellishing or in my case both.  Here I could put several pictures from her first day, including one of her new teacher.  I was able to capture’s SG’s unsureness of going to school in the top left corner and work my way down to the bottom where you can see her smiling and having her a great time!  Creating a “Tic-Tac-Toe”, I cut out the pieces from the Cricut (bless the Cricut)!   Chalk It Up papers and embellishments are a must have for anyone with kids – all the way through college!  This layout is from the “Reflections” How To Book, a must-have fundamental scrapbooking idea book.  It’s a mix and match page book to create layouts and the foundation of CTMH’s scrapbooking How To Books.

First Day Collage WM

Check out Chalk It Up as we wrap up Teacher Appreciation week!!

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Halfway through the Grab Bags!

Halfway through the Grab Bags!!  They are awesome, so don’t miss out.  Here’s how they work:

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Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!


There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!


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