Here comes December and it’s time to plan…

December is here and it’s really hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner along with the end of 2015! How strange is that? Well, there is never a better time than now to get ready for 2016 and get organized.
CTMH is here to help you with that with the launch of “Every Day Life”, a new calendar system. I’m super excited about this.


Planners Gonna Plan – December Constant Campaign


Attention all planner addicts! During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95 USD / $35.95 CAD. That’s over 15% off the retail price!

With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

Size: Everyday Life Planners: size is 9 3/8” x 8 ¼” x 1 ½” 3-ring

What’s included in the $29.95 Planner Special for Dec?

Everyday Life Album – Black Z3208 $10.95

Everyday Life 2016 Planner pages (154 pages including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder and 4 sheets of stickers) Z3209 $15.95

Everyday Life Roller Stamp -12 option choices (To Do, Due Date, Shopping List, Menu, Pay Day, Don’t Forget, No School, Birthday, Party, Vacation, boxes, hearts) Z3212 $8.95


Also available at an additional cost is:
My Crush Everyday Life Pages – 60 double sided, loose My Crush pages, 3-ring punched Z3210 $7.95

Washi Tape – Arrow design 5 yards ½” wide Z3211 $3.95  (this may not be in until mid-December)

4 x 6 Memory Protectors (10 side loading pockets, Z3192 $6.95

4 x 3 Memory Protectors (10 side load pockets) Z3191 $6.95



4×6 page protector on the left side. 3×4 page protector on the right side.


Showing how you can journal and scrap in the planner!!


Inserting the 4×6 page protector on the left side; Journaling, memory keeping, memorabilia, and picture on the right side.

Dates: Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

December Stamp of the Month: Candlelight Gardens – $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!

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2015_12 Dec GiveawayQuarterly Drawing.  December is the last month to get your name in the quarterly drawing for $100 in FREE product of your choice.  Everyone who orders over $100 in product, online, between October – December 2015, hosted a Gathering (book or home) over $450.00, or joins my team, will be entered to win!  Winner is announced by the 3rd of January!  Winner has one week to claim their prize.

Upcoming Events:

Cyber-Week Sale from CTMH.  For more information, you can see this blog post as to what’s on sale or click the link below and see:  shopnow2015_12 Dec Giveaway

Dec 5: Stop and Shop: 12pm to 4pm at my house:  15003 Newcomb Lane, Bowie, MD  20716. We’ll have vendors from Posh, Magnolia and Vine, Wildtree, and 31.   We’ll have door prizes and you can earn tickets by RSVPing and more!  RSVP NOW

Dec 12 is CropTastic/Come and Play Card Buffet/White Pines Card or Scrapbooking WOTG.  You can RSVP this this link:  RSVP NOW

October Giveways!!

Well, October is ushered in here in MD with cool rains and Hurricane watches!  Nice, right?  Not!  Best of all for me, I’m headed to Camp Hill, PA for a weekend crop with some of my favorite peeps and Harbor Scrapbooking!  If you’ve not come to these events, be sure to check them out!  Monica does a fantastic job and every scrapper gets a 6′ table!!

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So looking forward to seeing all 160 ladies in a day!

For October, there are a few things going on.   First let’s talk about give-aways!  October’s give-away with a $25.00 online order attached to the October Online Order gathering is A1149 Trim the Tree:A1149This set goes well with the October Stamp of the Month (SOM), S1510 Twinkle, which you can purchase for $17.95 or get it for $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  This is a great deal where you’d get two Christmas sets with your $50.00 for $5.00.  Amazing savings!  And both sets work with our exclusive Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy for A1149 Trim the Tree and S1510 works with Cricut Artiste!

S1510 Linda Creates Collage

Next is “It’s in the Bag” – Join CTMH today as a consultant and get this great bag added to your kit for free!  It’s really a nice bag and has lots of good use as it fits the 12×12 albums (post) and paper.  Everyone needs a nice roomy bag, right?  Especially one designed for our crafting materials!!1510-maincarousel-cc-usMore to come on this later!  Last, CropTastic is October 24, 2015!  We will have an all new Come and Play Card Buffet line up along with doing the Nevermore Workshop on the Go that I personally created!  Cropping is free!!!   Food is potluck – theme – Pumpkins – Bring something “pumpkin” to share!!

Nevermore Workshop

Thanks for stopping by!!

Jump On It July

Jump On It Close To My Heart July 2015 Special Linda Create ~ Linda Caler

Jump on It July

July Constant Campaign

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2015(9:00 am MDT)–July 31, 2015(11:59 pm MDT).

Orange You Sweet!

My friend Di brought over a card sample and I took the design of the card and created “Orange You Sweet”.  The cards are totally different.  It’s really amazing to me how different people can interpret a design and come up with totally different cards!

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Anyway, this card features the Taste Of Summer Papers and Stamp Set, both of which I love!!

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I embossed the white cardstock with a Versamark pad and white embossing powder.  I used various reinkers and my water pen (which CTMH no longer sells but I still love) to create a water color background.  I did not leave the paper under a heavy book long enough for it to dry flat, which I should have done.

TOS Card 1 WM CollageI stamped using a “rock and roll technique” to get the different colors on the fruit (always start with your lighter ink first).

TOS Card 1a wmI covered the inside of the fruit with a lot of liquid glass.  I let them dry overnight to be sure they were dry before I added them to the card.  I liked how the card opens up.  It’s different and fun.  I had some lime colored bakers twine in my stash which I used to finish it off.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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