Betty Brice Tucker and I have had a friendship for years. We met through our mutual friend Jane, who coordinates crops. At one time she was a CTMH gal under me when CM was sorting it’s self out. One of the best things about scrapbooking, is the wonderful people and friendships you build. Being a part of CTMH for close to 19 years, has given me some amazing friendship (plus top quality supplies to use for my crafting).

Love great friends and awesome products? Consider joining CTMH as a consultant or preferred customer!

The cost to join is $75.00. You’ll get the a kit that has the following in it:

Complete Contents of the New Consultant Kit 

  • Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 4 (9044)
  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Petite Perks™: Choose Joy Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2042)
  • My Acrylix® Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (D1785)
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
  • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
  • Custom Cardstock Combo Pack
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1197)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 Paper Packet Sampler (W3000)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (Z3326)
  • Desk Pad (W1140)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1192)
  • Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1191, qty. 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)

Then you’ll receive $50.00 of CTMH Cash to purchase the products that spark your “joy”. This way, you’ll get CTMH kit that woos your heart and sparks your creativity. Share with friends and family. Or just get the discount for yourself – 22% off. Build a business and earn incentive trips. Best of all, develop amazing friendships. Below is a picture of the Connected Hearts which my team, the World Wide Stampettes (my team) is a part of. They are all amazing and Naomi runs an amazing Facebook group for support!

Decide that building a business is not your thing? $300 quarter too much? Don’t worry, CTMH has the Preferred Customer program. Your quarterly minimum goes from $300 to $100. Your discount continues at 10% instead of 22%. You’ll still be able to attend all the Conventions, be in the groups, and be in my first downline group where there are a few extras just for you! There is a home for you, business builder or hobbiest and we welcome you and the friendships you’ll develop.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

WOW – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

Wow – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

There is so much going on in August with CTMH, you just have to check this out.  There is something for everyone!  More to come as we go through the month.

Specials – there are 3!

Here’s To You:

July 15 – August 31 Exclusive Product Offering

The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions!

Bring Back My Pack – Magical:

Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!

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!

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 below!


Create with Heart – New Monthly Subscription!!

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:

Check out the September Kit:


Stamp of the Month – August – S1808 For the Love of Crafting

With a $50.00 purchase you can get this awesome set for $5.00 and receive this free Kit of the Month from me:


Paper of the Month – Documented



This is the last month of the Seasonal Expressions and the Annual Inspirations!  In fact, the Annual Inspirations will be no more.  We will be moving to three catalogs each year.  In fact, the retirement list is extensive so be sure to get what you need, this month.  Here is the retirement list:  2018-retiring-list (1)

Join Our Creative Community!

There are so many great reasons to join CTMH, you can read more about them here.In August, when you join, you’ll get the Magical Paper Pack free.  

There is a new Consultant kit to welcome in the Holiday Expression as August is the preview month for all consultant for the new product.

There is so much going on in August, I’m sure I missed somethings.  Be sure to check this out.  Thanks for letting me take up some space in your mailbox!


Thank You and October’s Specials

Thank You and October’s Specials

Huge thank you to my customers and team for doing such an awesome job to help me reach the 2nd tier of the Thailand trip.  At the end of the day,  we were 3700 points short.  We won’t have a Cricut Air 2 to give away.  We have a lot of other fun goodies to give away at 8pm EDT today via live feed on my FB Page!  So join us!!  What are we giving away?  Here’s the list:

  • Workspace Wonder Bundle
  • Retired Cricut Collection with the Physical Cartridge
  • 4 – 50% off items (you pay the 50%/your choice of anything current)

That’s 6 amazing giveaways!!

Share a Smile – October Special!!

Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that gives not only smiles back to children and adults, but life.  By fixing clef lips and palettes, they transform their lives.  They can eat, drink, talk, and become socially acceptable in their communities where physical disability often bring ostracization from the community.   In addition to this super cute special, I’ll show you below, please remember to round up when you check out.  CTMH is matching all rounding up this month!!  Your cents go that much further.


With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.  I’d love to have you as a hostess (home gathering or online/catalog show) or as a fellow team member.  I’ve been with CTMH for 17+ years and honestly, I can’t image life without CTMH.  Some of my closest and longest lasting friendships have come from Conventions and other events.  I’m part of a strong team and lead one as well.  You can check out all the reasons to join us here.



Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire – They are available while they last!!

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges.  This means that all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.  What that means to you is that NOW is the time to buy the ones that are available before they are gone.   What’s available:

You Are Here is easily marketed as a travel collection BUT You Are Here is literally wherever YOU are at any point in your life!! Growing a family, sports, travel, staycation, Girls Weekend, family reunions, outdoor escapades and hunting, spa retreats and holiday outings.  You name it, it’s in there.  Be sure to watch Cardz TV to see Mary make wonderful cards from what appears to be a scrapbooking cartridge!Wherever you’re at in your life today, tomorrow or yesterday…You Are Here has shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life! Click here to see the You Are Here Shapes and You Are Here Index and all the versatile images available!

Flower Market is so much fun!  It has anything and everything to do with flowers, featuring blooms and blossoms for every season of life…but that’s not all, it also includes containers, banners, critters and more to hold or complement all of the 3-D and layered flower images!!  This collection is extremely versatile and includes 2 background/texture stamps to add detail to your cut images,  a fabulous sentiment stamp set,  and a package of our Adventure cardstock! I love the sentiment stamp set because it’s done in two fonts for the sentiments, the “in-thing” for right now.  It’s also small, making it very easy to fit on banners and tags.  Check out the Flower Market Shape Index, Flower Market Images and Flower Market Handbook!

Artistry is a trendy addition to the Close to My Heart Cricut lineup and your craft stash! This collection includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you’ll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter! Check out the Artistry Shape Index and Artistry Handbook today to see all the beautiful images available!

Artbooking is one of my favorites!  It’s all about scrapbooking and mini-albums and is crazy awesome goodness!! For the offline Cricut machines, you set your cricut at 11″ then cut everything for coordinating layouts with overlays, titles, photo mats, etc and it all cuts proportionally for a 12×12 page! For the Cricut Explore, you can drop completed layouts or select pieces to create your own layout.  It’s wonderful to be able to use Design Space to change things to make it what you need.  The mini-albums give you a “recommended” finished album size then tells you what size to set your dial, you cut all the pieces at the same size setting and have a complete proportionally cut mini-album to assemble. Each of the themes (Freedom, Friends, Fall, etc) have 28 elements per theme, allowing you to have endless creative combinations. Check out the Artbooking Shape Index, Artbooking Handbook and Artbooking Sample Projects today to see all the pre-designed layouts and mini-albums available!

Digital collections will remain available for all of these collections.

Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes


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.  Here’s some cards using this stamp set.  Stay tuned for more to come!

Paper Kits of the Month  –  Cats and Bats and Beary Christmas!


October 7 – DE crop

October 22 – CropTastic.  12pm – 9pm – please RSVP via the FB Event.


Thank you for reading through this post!  Lots of great things going on this month!  Take care and Happy Creating!









Have you ever been a consultant?

Have you ever been a consultant?



New Seasonal Expressions 1

New Seasonal Expressions 1:


Here it is and here’s how you can look at it online – Click Here.  It’s chock full of new stuff and I love the Sugar Rush gems.  Bling and glitter – I love them!

New Papers:

There are four new paper kits for Spring.  The shades of the paper reflect colors we associate with Spring and some fun as well.

Hello Lovely:

Perfect for weddings, babies, bridal/baby showers, Mothers’ Day, a birthday, and more.

Sugar Rush:

This fun paper is great for Valentine’s Day, celebrating any relationship with someone you love (spouse, significant other, kids, pets), special place to eat, donuts, and more!

Dreaming Big:

With colors that are subtle and bold (add black and it’s amazing), this paper is for your dreams or anyone’s dreams or adventures.  So many different uses.

Some Kind of Wonderful:

Bold, bright papers to reflect some of the more vivid colors of Spring and life’s little adventures.  Celebrate friendships, pets, outside events, and more.

I love having new papers to create with.  There is so much  more in this new Seasonal Expressions.  When you place and order on my website, you’ll get the chance to add it to your cart for FREE!

Be the hostess with the mostess!

Being a hostess is a great way to get some of your product or all of it for free!!  Hosting a catalog show, on-line Facebook show, or an in-home gathering (if you don’t want to use your home, you can use mine) is fun and easy.


Here’s what you can earn free (this is not necessarily what you would select but an idea of what you could select at different levels):


And best of all, I love this exclusive Hostess Bundle:

So let’s get your gathering scheduled today!  Email me at

And if you want it all, join my team!  We’d love to have you as a part of our fun and creative group plus you’ll get your supplies at a discount!  Your cost to join is $75 with $50.00 of that as Select Product Credit to choose the supplies you want in your kit!  Who can beat that??

I hope you take some time to check out the new Seasonal Expressions 1 online today.  Have a creative day!






Happy New Year and Welcome Home

Happy New Year everyone and Welcome Home

Did you know that January is National Paper Crafting Month?  CTMH is celebrating this with this amazing Welcome Home Wreath.  I created this for a Christmas present for SG’s teacher.   Watch for pictures of this.

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit:

  1. Buy it for $18.95—no qualifying purchase required!
  2. Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!*
  3. Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
  4. Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!

No matter how you get your Welcome Home wreath kit—or how many you get—you are going to love how easy this kit makes it to add a little more papercrafted beauty to your life.  Order yours today and come make it with me on January 15th – CropTastic  or during the Harbor Scrapbooking Weekend Crop on January 19-22!   The kit comes with:

January Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1701 Adore

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.

S1701, set of 12

Recommended Blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000)
2″ × 2″ (Y1003)
3″ × 3″ (Y1006)
2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Check out this great art you can create with this stamp set.

New 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1:

Check out the new Seasonal Expressions 1 for 2017!  Amazing new products.  When you place an order, you will get the option to add a FREE Seasonal Expressions 1 to your cart!  Yes!  You can order a sponge for $1.50 and get the Seasonal Expressions 1 FREE.  Love that CTMH does this for you.  On January 15, I’m combining my CropTastic event with my Open House/Launch.  You can drop by, shop, do a free make and take and pick up your FREE 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1.  I’ll also have them at the Harbor Scrapbooking Event on January 19-22 (I think there may still be spots left).

Paper of the Month – Sugar Rush

New Seasonal Expressions means new paper!  Happiness.   Sugar Rush is the featured paper of the month.  Who doesn’t love a donut?  To celebrate the loves in our lives, it’s a fun, spunky paper kit.   There are 12 – 12″ × 12″ B&T Duos™ (2 each of 6 double-sided designs).  Featured colors: Blossom, Canary, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Sea Glass, Tangerine, Whisper, White Daisy

Join Me and create at a discount!

If you find yourself hitting all the stores – Micheal’s, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, and more to find paper and crafting supplies at a discount, join CTMH and always get 22% off!  You’ll be a part of the CTMH family which has some amazing artist and incredible people.  Memory keeping, card making, and paper crafting are about celebrating relationships and the world around us.  CTMH has added so much to my world over the past 16+ years, I honestly can’t image life without CTMH.

There is a new Consultant Kit:

Joining is easy and affordable! Start by clicking on the “Let’s Get Started” link at the bottom of this page and completing the form. As part of your enrollment, you will purchase our New Consultant Kit for only $75. Each kit includes the basic business supplies you’ll need to start your business and is valued at over $200! Along with your kit, you’ll also receive $50 in Select Product Credit that you can use to purchase more supplies of your choice! That means you basically get to join for only $25!

What an amazing 2017 this will be. Welcome in 2017 with the Welcome Home Wreath!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share part of your day.

Say it isn’t so…last chance

Say it isn’t so!

Summer is more than half way over.  July 31 is a few days away.  Jeff has retired from the USCG after 23 yrs and 11 months of service!

jeff's retirement

Courtesy of Cindy Forney

The 2015-16 Annual Inspiration retires along with the majority of the stamps, all the papers, 3 of the Cricut Cartridges Art Philosophy (sold out), Artiste (50 left), Artfully Sent, and the rolling tote!

Linda Going Gone Collage

Not to mention, the Early Bird Special for new consultants is over. =(

Linda 1607-cc-early-bird

Don’t miss out on getting this great kit for $75.00 of which you use $50.00 to pick your own products out AND get to pick one of the new Fundamental Paper Packs along with the accompanying compliments!  This is a value of $246.00 for $75.00!  Amazing deal and one I don’t think we will see for a long time!!

Linda 1607-se-new-consultant-kit july

Tonight, we have one more Opportunity webinar hosted by Kristina Livingstone. The webinar will be held Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am MDT. During the webinar, Kristina walks through the contents of the New Consultant Kit, talks about the Consultant discount, explains how new Consultants can earn free products, and answers the most frequently asked questions. Those who join the webinar will come away understanding what an incredible opportunity it is to join Close To My Heart.

Join the Opportunity webinar via phone by calling 1-201-479-4595. To join online, go to a few minutes before the scheduled webinar time. You can also simply go to or open the Fuze app and enter the meeting ID: 32980098. If you wish to participate online, we encourage you to download the Fuze application beforehand so you can be all set up to enjoy the webinar when it’s time to join.

It’s a “Say it isn’t so” moment as we have some big changes.  Take care,


Team Gifts for the Cruise

I wanted to share the team gift I made for all of my team who earned the CTMH Incentive Cruise. I found these cute little passport books from my friend, Christa Wildesen who is a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.  I love the Zoe Paper and felt like it had the feel of traveling and being tropical

Team Gift wm

I found a number of stamps, current and retired, which matched traveling.  We get a special incentive stamp set for each event that is exclusive to the event.  This is where the ship comes from.

Team Gift b wm

I cut what images I could from the Cricut (various CTMH cartridges) and fussy cut some.

Team Gift a wm

I got the world charm and the silver silk from Christa as well! See what you can do with the silk! I wanted the silver to match the charm.

Silk Collage wm

I thought having a passport cover would be a unique team gift for earning the cruise.

Last 3 days – Specials ending and Discounted products

It’s the last three days of October (where did the month go?) and these specials are ending. Don’t miss out!!

It’s In The Bag: This is a recruiting special where you get a free tote bag large enough to hold our 12×12 post bound albums! Yeah!!

1510-maincarousel-cc-usHere’s what is in the new consultant kit:

15-ai-new-consultant-kit-md-us_ca wmContents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2″ × 6½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)

(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply

There is a new Straight to the Top (STTT) program to support you in the first 90 days.  Your training is online with support from me through phone calls, helping you with your first gathering, and a FB group where we share business ideas and creativity.

STTT snip wm

Read this for more thoughts to consider. 

I have been with CTMH for 15+ years now. I love to scrapbook, make cards, and paper craft. CTMH has been with me for 3 different moves actually helping my transitions to communities easier. I’ve earned 3 incentive trips (a paid vacation for 2!!) when I’ve been able to work the business (20+hours a week). I’ve been able to support my addiction to paper when I’ve been on my own. The biggest blessings are the friendships and people I’ve come to know both as fellow consultants and as customers.



Come and play with us!!jointoday

Stamp of the Month: S1510 Twinkle is an awesome set to get for $17.95 0r $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more

S1510 Linda Creates Collage

Give-away for October goes away.  Get this stamp set FREE with an online order of $50.00 or more!!  Place your order and I’ll mail it to you directly!!  With S1510 and this set, you are ready to get your Christmas cards made!!


Clearance Product.  There are now two sections for product that has been retired and for discounted product now called “Clearance”! Yes!! These products look to be anywhere from 25% off to 60% off!!  Love a deal!!  Check it out!!


Studio J – Zoe and Sangria  Express Collections.  Each month, CTMH will offer a special Express Collection.  In October, you have access to 2 – Zoe and Sangria.  Zoe, the first collection shown, will expire on October 31, 2015.Zoe Express CollectionSangria Express collection

Sangria will be here for November.  Don’t miss out and start your projects now.  If you’ve started a project, the project will remain in your projects for 90 days.  I offer free classes on Studio J.

Wow – there is a lot of specials going away in a few days.  Don’t miss out.  Thanks for stopping by,


Team Up Prizes

Wow oh Wow is being on the team that wins Team Up at Convention so worth it!! My upline, Naomi Smith, won this for her first downline which included me!!Convention pic - Connected Hearts first downline wm

We had seating upfront for all the General Sessions and dinner with Monica and Brian.   In addition, we got these awesome bag of goodness!!

Team Up Gifts WMIt was all new product from the 2015-16 Annual Inspirations! *LOVE*!!  I made a collage showing each on of the items with the exception of the new paper pack (full of the new colors!  Yipeee!).

Team Up Gifts Collage wmWhat fun.  I think the best part was the dinner where you got a chance to slow down and visit with both Brian and Monica as well as all the rest of the team.  This team is spread out from Coast to Coast.   What an inspiration to get at least 10 of your downline signed up to go as you can be in the drawing!!

Thanks for stopping by!