Show Me The Story

What do I mean “show me the story”? We create amazing layouts to save our pictures. I can’t count the number of times I say “I hate journaling” or I hear someone else say the same. Learn to become a master storyteller with the Story By Stacy Collection. Best of all, it’s on sale for 35% off !!

Become a Master Story Teller!!Get ready to celebrate your favorite stories and memories with the Show Me The Story Special! From August 15 to August 31, all Story by Stacy™ items are 35%-off! The Story by Stacy program introduces new storytelling techniques and methods to help you unlock your potential and build your creative intuition as you become a master storyteller!

You’ll love delving deeper into your best-loved stories, and your family members and friends will love hearing them for years to come. Be sure to take advantage of this awesome 35%-off special on all Story by Stacy™ items! Support materials and additional information about this special will be available in Online Office when the special goes live on August 15. https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1908-show-me-the-story.aspx

Thanks for stopping by and have an inspirational day!

Seaside is leaving soon!

This is such a popular paper and Seaside is leaving in 16 days!

Seaside is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set.

Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items to make several projects – Check it out here.

Save 25% with this bundle!!

Don’t limit Seaside to just what we’ve created here! My friend Mary, has used the paper with other Cricut images and stamps to make this awesome card!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!! Happy creating!

Say “Yes” to the Adventure!

Say “Yes” to the adventure! What have you got to lose? Nothing. It’s always a good time to sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant, but August 2019, is a REALLY awesome time to join with this sweet deal:

 During the month of August, you can become a consultant for just $35 with a No-Kit Enrollment option! They don’t offer this every often so you’ll want to take advantage of this, especially if you are a consultant returning to CTMH. You may not need a kit, just a freshen up on the kit.

You will receive $35 in CTMH Cash, absolutely free, just for signing up! Of course, once you are a consultant, you have the opportunity to earn money by selling our amazing products and will get a 22% discount on everything you purchase for yourself! The CTMH Cash is what you use to purchase eligible supplies. Plus, I’ve got my own incentive plan used to backup the CTMH Fast Start plan. We are going up adjust it a little for everyone who sign up with me in August! Let me tell you about my story first:

Years ago, I met Jeanette Lynton and decided to start my adventure with Close To My Heart. I started to have access to top quality products at a discount. You see, I’d been stamping since 1987. We were moving to Guam in a few months and I was worried I won’t have access to good supplies for my crafting.

Never did I envision the adventure I would be on the past 19 years. I’m so blessed that I said “Yes” to the adventure and did not miss out! I never meant for it to be a business. In fact, the best things from my adventure are the life-long friendships, amazing inspiration from my peers, and my discount on reliably, the best paper crafting products in the industry offers.

Because my husband was active duty, we have moved two times and there will be a third one at some point in time. We’ve had other life adventures like having a baby, parent’s ill/passing, to name a few. CTMH as always been flexible. It’s been a hobby when I needed to be and a business at other times. This is another blessing for us.

I love this pictures of the heart made with hands, above. At Convention, a few weeks ago, my upline, Naomi Smith (Leader of the Connected Hearts) had us make a heart shape with people and make a heart with our hands for the team picture. Here’s the Connect Hearts Team (Naomi is the leader and I’m on her front line).

You have a choice this month to join the adventure. You can choose the “No-Kit Option” – paying $35.00 and getting $35.00 of CTMH Cash to build your own collection to create with.

You can also choose the option of the full kit, $70.00, and you’ll receive $171 of product PLUS $50.00 of CTMH Cash to round out your kit!

Be one of the ones to say “Yes” to the adventure! I can tell you after 19 years, you won’t regret it!

August Specials

Our Workshops Your Way® and Deluxe workshop kits are on sale all month long! These kits offer a convenient way to get the items you need for both scrapbooking and cardmaking projects, and during August when you buy any of the kits shown below, you can choose a second for 35% off (discounts applied in cart)! All of these kits are going away after August 31, so be sure to get these amazing project kits before they are gone for good!

As a special offer for hostesses this month, when your party reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you can choose one of the Workshops Your Way® cardmaking kits to receive FREE!

Learn more about hosting a party

Thrive with $35!

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller.

Years ago, I met Jeanette Lynton and decided to start my adventure with Close To My Heart. I started to have access to top quality products at a discount.  I’d been stamping since 1987. Never did I envision the adventure I would be on the past 19 years. I’m so blessed that I said “Yes” to the adventure and did not miss out! I never meant for it to be a business. In fact, the best things from my adventure are the life-long friendships, amazing inspiration from my peers, and my discount on reliably the best paper crafting products in the industry offers.

Be one of the ones that says “Yes” to the adventure! Say yes to the friendships, top quality products, generous discount, and business opportunity. There is no better time than today!

Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month FROM ME TO YOU: I have an album of art up in the FB group. Check it out. Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!

Bring Back My Pack:

Bring Back My Pack – Seaside. To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!

3-2-1 Craft On Everyday Life Limited Time Workshop.

3-2-1 Craft On Everyday Life Album – Check out this limited time workshop here! This is a great concept allowing for creativity and a quick way to get things done.

Featured Paper Collection

Featured Paper Pack (s): Craft On is designed for celebrating all of your crafty adventures! Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside or all things party.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists

Current Idea Book:

Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and on it’s last 31 days! Crazy how fast that four months happened. Check out out. Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE. =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!

Clearance and Going Soon

Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take up a bit of room in your inbox. We’ve had a great time with this set. Enjoy all the wonderful inspiration and say “yes” to the adventure! Join CTMH TODAY! Have a crafty day!

Special Treat with a Hug.

This “Sending You A Bear Hug” card is made with the Stamp of the Month (SOTM), S1907 Bear Hugs. It’s a twist on the stamp set, not showing the bear. There is a special treat in the card for someone!

  • Use the Sapphire Embroidery Thread to embellish the sentiment along with some pennants.
  • Tip: Take the left over zip strips or scraps to create half inch strips and dove-tail the ends. This is a great use of scraps and adds to a card.
  • Create a little pocket in the card.
  • Slip a note in there and a little gift card. Everyone loves a special treat!

July Specials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • 3-2-1 Craft On Everyday Life Album – Check out this limited time workshop here! This is a great concept allowing for creativity and a quick way to get things done.
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take up a bit of room in your inbox. We’ve had a great time with this set. Hopefully, you’ll have find some inspiration for S1907 Bear Hugs. Have a crafty day

Who knew what you could do with a paper clip?

Who knew what you could do with a paper clip? I received this fantastic Happy Mail and I just have to share these paper clip creations with you! My friend April sent me this cuties above. With her permission, I watermarked and posted them on the blog. Here are some close ups:

You can see how you wrap the paper around the clip and still leave it usable. Add some charms and beeds and you’ve created a bit of fun for a cook book or journal. Here are some tassels (cut from CTMH Decorative Borders thin cut dies)

The first ones are made with retired paper. The 2nd set is with Craft On paper (love). Here’s a few more pictures of paper clip art:

So grab a few paper clips and have some fun! =) Who knew?!

You’re The Best!

“You’re the Best” is created with the Share the Joy Special that ends in a few weeks. Yikes, time goes so very fast. I can’t stop creating with this card front die and the stamps. You’ll want to pick this one up for sure.

To create this, chose the three stamps – flowers, heart flight path, and the bees from “Bunches of Joy” stamp set (included in the Share the Joy bundle or you can purchase it seperately for $18.95 USD). Because of the bees, I went with Lemon and Black, adding in Slate.

Cut a few extra pennants so that you can layer the main pennant. Stamp the sentiment “You’re the Best” on the White Daisy pennant. Use a journaling pen to create the stiched outline which matches the flight pattern stamp. Add stitching to the card base as well to continue to pull elements in across the card, balancing with the rule of three.

Speaking of the rule of three, stamp, color, and fussy cut out three more bees. Put two on the tag and on in the upper right corner of the card in one of the open circles. Use 3D foam tape to create some dimension.

July Specials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Have fun creating this card with Share The Joy and Bear Hugs. Have a crafty day!

Seaside with Cardz TV!

Love me some Seaside and I love what Mary from Cardz TV has done with this kit. When someone else plays with a kit, it’s fascinating to me, to see where their creativity takes them. It makes me appreciate the versatility of a pack. Check out her video here:

July Specials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Have fun creating this card with Share The Joy and Bear Hugs. Have a crafty day!

3-2-1 Craft On Everyday Life Album

Another fantatsic, limited-time-only, workshop is launched: 3-2-1- Craft On Everyday Life Album! They are using the “3-2-1″formula which allows you to have a lot of freedom in creating, The pages I’ll show you are only samples of what you can create.

What is the “3-2-1 Formula”? This technique shows you how to use 3″, 2″, and 1″ pieces of paper to build and decorate your scrapbook pages. Whether you’re a scrapbooking veteran or just getting started, this simple method is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It’s never been easier to make beautiful layouts and you’ll love adding the whimsical patterns in Craft On to your scrapbook.

Craft On Everyday Life™ Album Workshop Kit

Kit contents:
1 – Craft On Paper Packet (X7245B)
14 – cardstock sheets (1 Black, 1 Carolina, 1 Lemon, 1 Raspberry, 10 White Daisy)
1 – Craft On Complements (X7245C)
10 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
1 – Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ 3″ × 4″
3 – Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″

Use the materials in this kit and the online instructions found below to create ten 6″ × 8″ two-page layouts using the 3-2-1 cutting and assembly formula.

July Specials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Have fun creating this 3-2-1 Everyday Life Album! Have a crafty day!

Stepping Up Into The Wild!

Have you thought about stepping up your scrapbook pages to a new level? If you have, check out our Deluxe workshops! They provide you some more indepth creativity, using stamping, different techinques like flip flaps, Cricut cuts, texture paste and more, so that your pages are on the next level.

Check out the Deluxe pages:

Here’s what’s in the kit:

The “Into The Wild Deluxe WYW” is available without this stamp set. I do love it and it sure changes the feel of the kit from “baby boy” to rugged outdoor adventures! Challenge yourself by stepping into next level and try out one of our Deluxe kits! They are fun and you learn a lot.

JulySpecials!!

  • Bring Back My Pack – Seaside.  To celebrate summer, this collection, from 2015, has been refreshed! With the update, you can scrap those amazing summer or vacation pictures you have. The workshop bundle is 25% off!!
  • Host a qualifying party this month and you will get Seaside FREE!!
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community and my team in July and get a pack of Seaside FREE!  Check it out. 
  • Share The Joy: Save 25% on the bundle – 2 stamp sets and 2 dies. I have a free card kit for you when you purchase the bundle!
  • Stamp of the Month BEAR HUG: I have an album of art up in the FB group.  Check it out Purchase for $5.00 and you will get a FREE Kit of the Month! We are trying something new this month and I’ve already done a private FB group for this kit. The lives are already loaded and ready for you to watch and create this kit!!
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. There are new specials popping up so keep your eyes and ears open for when they go live!
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):Into The Wild is designed for boys and outdoor times. Drop the compliments and stamps and you can use the paper for just about anything to do with being outside. Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Online Specials: Check out the “Going Soon” and “Clearance” sections of my shopping site often. New goodies are posted up without warning. You can get some awesome deals this way!
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 is live and full of fun! Check out out.
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet to explore Into The Wild Deluxe. I hope it inspires you to create!