Create Kindness in September

Celebrate National Stamping Month with Create Kindness!

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Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.

As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!   I made my cards a little differently by adding a black mat to the circle and coloring them in.  Now with the new coloring fad, sending them to a friend how LOVES to color would make that person’s day, right?!

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When you purchase your kit/class through me, you’ll get 24 black circles for mats FREE.  Don’t live close?  No worries, I’ll mail them to you.  I used watercolor pencils and paints to doing my coloring.  I used our wonderful new Shimmer Brush (think Wink of Stella but a better price point of $4.95!) over the top of the watercolor pencils and I love the look!

Two Classes:

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September 10, 2016 – 12-3pm at my house

Create Kindness 9/10/16

September 24, 2016 at the Harbor Scrapbooking PA Weekend Crop!

Create Kindness HS 9/22-25/16

Gratitude Layout Class for Harbor Scrapbooking  PA Crop – September 22-25, 2016

I’ve provided you an elegant layout to celebrate the things in your life for which you feel grateful for.  This is the first layout I made:

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I created this layout for the class (designed for mass production).

IMG_5174 wmThis layout features of September Stamp of the Month – SOM S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure.  I love it!!   You have four different options for this class.  You can add additional product to your class and this will determine what your layout will look like.  The base layout look will change for the background and texture papers as they are the Enchanted Fundamental Paper Packs (I love them!) when you purchase the first three options.  Purchase the last option and your layout can look like my first layout.  All the papers are cut for you and all the images are stamped.  You distress and assemble.

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September 7th is the last day to order this kit for the Harbor Scrapbooking Crop.  Live afar or just want to get this layout, you are welcome to order your kit and we’ll get it cut for you.  Additional costs apply for shipping

Gratitude Layout Class

September Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure


This stamp set is super cute and carries an important message usable year round.  This is a set of 19 stamps celebrating fall with the leaves and pumpkins.  The message is letting those you value and are blessed with, just how important they are.  You can use these stamps to celebrate your own reasons for being blessed or having an attitude of gratitude or you can pass the message forward.  Don’t miss out on this awesome stamp set!


S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure, set of 19

Recommended Blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000)
1″ × 3½” (Y1002)
2″ × 2″ (Y1003)
2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set that is exclusive and available for one month only, for $17.95.  Better yet, you can get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Just think, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing saving $12.95 with your $50.00 purchase.

Paper Kit of the Month:  Jeeper Creepers


Next month is my child’s favorite event – Halloween – because it means dress up time!  This paper can be used for Halloween, Autumn, Fall, and more.  I love that CTMH creates paper that has multiple uses!

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Open House Chocolate Party – September 17, 2016 – 12-6pm

RSVP NOW to get your Free Annual Inspiration and Holiday Expressions and Special Create and Take Kit which will include a card, base and bling project, and Flower Market Poppy!!  Last day to RSVP is September 10, 2016.  RSVP NOW

DROP IN and check out all the new product from the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions!  Crop Season starts the next weekend and I’m fully stocked.  Check out the new albums, Flip Flaps, Memory Protectors, Paper Kits, Ink Pads and more!

  • Free Create and Take – try out making a Cut Above Tag or Card and a 3×3 Create Kindness Card
  • Cash and Carry Shopping (cash, check, and credit accepted)
  • Door Prizes – earn tickets into the door prizes by RSVPing, bringing friends, coming, purchasing, doing the create and take, and more!
  • Bring a canned good for the Bowie Pantry – help a family feed their family – get a ticket for each item you bring
  • Check out the chocolate!  Need I say more?
  • Free Annual Inspiration with a $75.00 cash and carry purchase (or it’s FREE with your RSVP)

Now available!

The new colors in the Adventure Palette are available in the new stamp pads (which are amazing) along with the color of the year, Sea Glass.  I did a Facebook live in my VIP Customer Group showing them off.  Be sure to check it out.  I love the new magnetic lids and how easy they are to open.

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Our amazing faux leather albums are back in wonderful colors and the price point is awesome – $29.95 when you order!!  I love that you can get them in both post bound and D-Ring to match your scrapbooking style.  What a great solution for having a quality product to display the amazing layouts or pocket scrapbook pages you create to tell your story or document your family events!

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All albums

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.




What fun we had Open House

What fun we had at the Open House.  We tried out new products we normally don’t experiment with: Base and Bling, Picture My Life Cards, and the new watercolors!!  There was lots of new product to look at and play with:image

Lots of new samples to see.  A few make and takes:



Hard at work learning to use watercolors.


Playing with Picture My Life Cards and making regular cards out of them!!  Look at this awesome card Tricia made:


Base and Bling station showed everyone how fun and easy it was to make key chain gifts!!


Good friends and laughter is priceless!  Thanks to everyone who came by to take a look!

Reminder – Open House Saturday!!

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Make and Take: Try out Base and Bling!  Make a cute card!!  Make a Picture My Life card!


Free Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions to everyone who comes by. This is an $10.00 ($7.00+ s/h/t) value!

Be a Tester:  Try out products and let us know what you think.  There will be forms to give your opinion on.  We’ll be forwarding the information to CTMH Corporate Office!!  Check out Studio J, Picture My Life, watercolor, base and bling, Cut-Above, and more!!  Come and have some fun!!

Nibble:  Come and snack!!

Shop: Cash and Carry and Online Ordering

Art: We’ll have a spread of new samples of cards and scrapbook pages to show off the new papers, stamps, and products in the new Annual Inspirations. Come and be inspired to create!

Door Prizes: There will be a couple of different door prizes here.  You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets: How do you get tickets?Open House correctedHostess Gifts:   All will be given away in $20.00 increments. Each 50% off item will be drawn separately.

How do we build the Hostess Credit and 50% off items? Through orders/purchases.

Everything that is purchased online and attached to the OPEN HOUSE Online Orders, all orders placed on the 19th, and all cash/carry orders will contribute to the total of the hostess credits!! If you win, you can choose My Reflection paper packs, select cardstock packs, ink pads, mini pigments ink pads, reinkers, stamps, blocks, Shin Han Touch Markers, Complements, Picture My Life, Workshops on the Go, and Studio J one layout.

Super excited for this event to launch off the 2015-16 year!!  Come and join us for some fun!!


Open House!

Open House:  Mark your calendar for September 19, 2015 from 12-6. We’ll be having a drop-in Open House to welcome in the 2015/16 Annual Inspirations Idea Book (AIIB) and Holiday Expressions (HE)!!    RSVP NOW!

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Open House – New Annual Inspirations (AI) Release!

Location: My House

Time: 12pm – 6pm. Drop-ins welcome. Come and go as your schedule permits. This is how you get your FREE Annual Inspiration 2015-16 Idea Book and the new Holiday Expressions!

RSVP by September 1, 2014 and receive a New AI Survival Kit! This is a fun kit to give you a giggle and help you indulge in the enjoyment of a new Annual Inspirations.

Make and Take: Come and make something with new and fun!

Free Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions to everyone who comes by. This is an $13.00 ($8.95 + s/h/t plus the Holiday Expressions – $2.00)

Shop: Cash and Carry and/or Ordering (earn tickets)

Art: We’ll have a spread of new samples of cards and scrapbook pages to show off the new papers, stamps, and products in the new Annual Inspirations. Come and be inspired to create!

Door Prizes: Have fun with this as I’ll have a few different door prizes out. YOU choose where to put your tickets. That’s right! Put your tickets in the boxes for only the one you are interested in! You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets: How do you get tickets?

RSVP = 1 Ticket (before 9/1/2015 you will also get a New AI Survival Kit)

Bring a Friend = 2 Tickets

Bring a new to me friend = 5 tickets

Do a Make and Take = 1 Ticket

Every $25.00 you order or purchase: 1 Ticket

Sign up to host a crop/class/Card Buffet: 10 Tickets

Sign up as a new consultant: 20 Tickets

RSVP TODAY!!   If you are not on FB – please email me/call me to RSVP!