Friday, December 30, 2011

Win a FREE 3 month subscription to Studio J

How would you like to have a FREE 3 month subscription to Studio J? With the subscription, you can order only the JPEGs of your layouts for $3 a two page layout, or you can have Close To My Heart print them for only $6.50 a two page layout. That's 1/2 off the regular printing price. Scroll down to the message below and learn about Studio J and leave your comments. Plus, be sure to subscribe to my blog for your entry!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Studio J Calendar

For Christmas this year, I wanted to give my Cruisin' Buddy something that she will treasure always. Here it is 2011 and we're still talking and scrapping our Mediterranean Cruise from 2008! When the project started, we thought we'd just scrap a few pictures from each of the wonderful places we visited and then put the rest in photo pages. Well, that's just not happening as we keep seeing more pictures that need to be scrapped. LOL!! Every time we sit to scrap we relive our days. So, for one of this year's gifts, I took some of our photos and scrapped them using CTMH's Studio J. Then I ordered the JPEG files for only $3 for each two page layout. Since each file comes through with both single files of each page and also the double page layouts, it gave me the opportunity to use each of the pages as a page in the calendar.

I then looked online to find one of the companies that would create a calendar with the 12x12 pages. Turns out that Snapfish was having an awesome special, buy 1 calendar, get 2 free! So, I was able to get a calendar for myself, and I also put together a simple calendar of photos of my husband and our grandson on all the different tractors and rideable (is that even a word? LOL) things that we have. We always joke that the grandson doesn't need to go to the amusement park as he has more rides here. LOL! Anyway, the calendar of my husband and grandson was the hit of Christmas and brought tears to our daughter's eyes. I just ordered another copy as a surprise for my husband. :)

Anyway...I digress! LOL! I opted for the black background on the 12x12 Snapfish calendar as the layouts also had black in them. Then it was just drag and drop of the layouts into the wells. I chose the "text only" option, and it allowed me to drop the whole page right into it and then there's a nice black frame around the layout. At the end of the year, my Cruisin' Buddy and I will be able to slip those 12x12 pages into page protectors and into our albums.

So, here's the layouts. I was trying to get them to link from Snapfish, but it doesn't actually show it as the calendar when you view my album. It's just the layouts. So, I made a slideshow of each of the pages instead. I hope you like it and it will give you some ideas for future gifts.

For more information about Studio J, be sure to click on the Studio J link.

How would you like to get a FREE 3 month Studio J membership? Simply enter for your chance to win a FREE 3 month subscription to Studio J.  It's Close To My Heart's quick and easy digital scrapbook program.  No software to purchase!  With a Studio J membership, you may choose to have CTMH print your layouts using their top quality printing services, or, you may order the JPEGs and have them printed at your printer of choice.

Please leave a comment and scroll down and click to Follow my Blog, and you will be entered in the drawing that will take place on Monday, January 9th, which was my Mom's birthday!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Tree

I was due for a change! For the last 13 years our tree has been decorated in shades of burgundy, pink and gold. It was time for something new, so, I went with blues and silver this year. I'm very pleased with how the tree turned out.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Club Projects

Where are the days going? I can't believe that Christmas is less than a week away! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't...hard to believe, isn't it. LOL! Heading out tomorrow to see how much I can get done.

Anyway, I wanted to post the club projects that we did in November. We used CTMH's X7142B Dreamin' My Reflections kit. This first set of pages is Rhapsody.

And this set is Perfect Prelude.

If you'd like more information on the Imagine club, just shoot me an email. For only $20 a month, which includes the shipping/tax, you'll get all the products that you need to create two double page layouts. Complete one year of the club and you'll receive a free My Legacy Album of your choice!

For our Stamp a Stack club, we used CTMH's C1473 Remarkable Wreath stamp set. I also used some of our October club's set, D1492 Christmas Love. Each month in our Stamp a Stack club, you'll receive a stamp set, all the papers and embellishments to make 10 different cards, plus full color instructions. At the end of a year of this club, you'll receive a free My Acrylix stamp box!

One doesn't have to commit to a full year of club, but the benefits are better if you do :)

If you have any questions about the clubs, or would like to join us, email me :)

Oh, if you haven't checked out the online catalog lately, be sure you stop by my website to view it. They've updated how the catalog displays and it's awesome!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Gifts

I made aprons for one of my nieces and my sister in law for Christmas. I'm really happy with how they turned out. They're done with a heavier fabric so that they'll handle all the kitchen duties that you hand them. LOL!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Add Cricut Flair to any Workshop on the Go project

Many Close To My Heart scrapbook and card patterns are easy to adapt to include shapes cut using the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. Find out how to incorporate Art Philosophy shapes into the Dreamin' Workshop on the Go™ project; you'll be inspired by this great way to pump up your projects and use your tools!

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Discounted CTMH Products

Lots more goodies on my website! $5 My Reflection Kits, card stock, embellishments and so much more! Be sure to stop by and check out the bargains!

Love your Layout

Capture your life as it happens in Studio J®. We'll show you how to create this elegant layout, perfect for important occasions or special relationships. All you need to do is watch the video, and we'll walk you through each step, start to finish.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pretty 3-D Flowers created with Cricut Art Philosophy

Quickly cut, stamp, and curl pretty 3-D flowers using Close To My Heart's new Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, My Acrylix® Hooray Bouquet stamp set, and your own creativity. Pick up more ideas for embellishing your layouts, cards, and gifts with fun florals in this how-to video.

Monday, November 28, 2011

October Club Projects

For the October Imagine Club we used X7140B Roxie My Reflections Kit. We also used the corresponding My Stickease. I love these papers! The first is based on the Monologue layout, but with a more modern look. For the second layout, I used Personality Presence but changed it a bit to accent the beautiful background papers.

For our Stamp a Stack club, we used D1492 Christmas Love. We also used some of the Believe My Reflections Kit. We also used a little of one of the retired Creative Basics papers.

If you'd like any information on either club or would like to join us, email me :)

Love your Layout

Create this darling layout in only 30 minutes or less and express your love for someone dear to you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Bargains



Black Friday Bargains are here! Offers are good from today through Monday at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Cricut Art Philosophy- 15% off PLUS a FREE A size Stamp Set. $84.95 without Stamp of the Month, $89.95 with stamp of the month!

Here is how it works-

  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with discount and send an invoice. You will have a choice to either buy the cartridge with the Stamp of the Month or without the Stamp Of the Month. (See stamp of the month below)

  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!

  • Be sure to include your name, and your shipping address.

  • Please tell me your choice of your free stamp set. (A size is $6.95 or less)

  • This offer is good through Monday, November 28th at 6 p.m Eastern Time.

  • Orders will be shipped directly from the CTMH office.

Did you already buy the Cricut Art Philosophy from me? Then I have a special for you. Take 20% off any coordinating stamp sets!

Here are the details-

  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with the discount and send you an invoice!

  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!

  • Be sure to include your name, approximate date of your order, and your shipping address.

  • If your order qualifies, let me know if you want the Stamp Of The Month and The Holiday Wishes stamp. (See info in below articles).

  • Orders will be shipped directly from the CTMH office!

View list of coordinating stamp sets Here

Don't want the Art Philosophy Cartridge but want the stamps? Then take 10% off any of the stamps.

Here are the details-

  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with the discount and send you an invoice!

  • If your order qualifies, let me know if you want to add the Stamp Of The Month and The Holiday Wishes stamp. (See info in below articles).

  • Orders will be shipped directly from the CTMH office!

More Specials available to anyone-

10% off any How To Books-
15% off The Exclusive Ink Organizer
Buy 3 Paper packets- get one FREE!
  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with the discount and send you an invoice!

  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!

  • Be sure to include your name, and your shipping address.

  • If your order qualifies, let me know if you want to add the Stamp Of The Month and The Holiday Wishes stamp. (See info in below articles).

  • Orders will be shipped directly from the CTMH office!

FIRST TEN CUSTOMERS that order will get a FREE SURPRISE GIFT! I will let you know when I invoice you if you are one of the first ten to order!

PLEASE NOTE- this is an offer that I am offering to my customers only. This is not an offer from Close To My Heart.
This offer is special for my newsletter customers. However, if you have a friend that is interested, please feel free to forward them this email!

Let the holiday rush begin... Happy Shopping!

Take a peek at this month's Stamp Of The Month....Cherish The Day! The cool thing about this cartridge is that it coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cartridge!


S1111 Cherish the Day

Wait... there is more!!!!!! During the month of November you can order the stamp set Holiday Wishes for only $5.00 with a $25.00 stamp purchase. This set is exclusive, not in the catalog, only available through the END of the month. It is a beauty... can't wait to make my Christmas Cards using this set! The retail value of this set is $17.95! That's a big savings! And you guessed it... THE IMAGES COORDINATE WITH THE CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY!


To sum it all up....

-If you spend $50 you get the November stamp of the month for $5.(retails price of $17.95)

-If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set for $5! (retail price $17.95)

-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10. That's a SAVINGS of $25.90!

View Catalog

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ho, Ho, Ho... bring on the holidays!

Suzanne Davis

Monday, November 21, 2011

Love your Layout - Part 2

This video is part 2 of the September Love your Layout series.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy Happy Holidays Card Set

When you pair the Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge with some of our delightful new My Acrylix® stamp sets, you'll find yourself making an armful of holiday cards in just one sitting! Watch this video to discover even more tips for streamlining your holiday card creation session.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Love your Layout Part 1

Be sure to stop by next Monday to view the second installment of this Love Your Layout series.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Close To My Heart Discounted Products

Just a quick note to let you know that CTMH has added some new discounted products to my website. You'll find them HERE.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good Morning, Sunshine

We have the most amazing sunrises and sunsets here in the boonies. I had a friend here recently who lives in the city and she was so surprised at how beautiful they are.

This layout was created with Studio J and the new CTMH X7142B Dreamin' Level 2 papers.

Holiday Tags Assortment

Gift tags are a must-have year-round in every home and even more so during the holidays. Learn how to turn out classy, custom gift tags in assembly-line style in this Close To My Heart video. It's one more way to tell your gift recipient, "You're worth it!"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Card: Project Inspiration

Create a multi-layered stamping imaging using the base and shade technique and Close To My Heart's My Acrylix® So Grateful stamp set. As you can see on this video, it's as easy as pumpkin pie—and will look great on your Thanksgiving dinner invitations and cards.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Studio J - Love Your Layout

Join Kristine Widtfeldt, VP at CTMH for the second installment of "Love your Layout".

Friday, October 21, 2011

Enjoy Life card

I love this stamp set! It's called Enjoy Life. I love the vintage type stamp sets. This card was created using the CTMH You Rock papers. The paper pack is no longer available, but, here's the instructions for the card.

4 ¼” x 5 ½” side fold card base

  • 4 ¼” x 5 ½” You Rock Denim Dot B&T
  • 3 ¾” x 5” You Rock Swirl/Star B&T
  • 3 ½” x 4 ¾” Honey Cardstock
  • 3 ¼” x 4” Outdoor Denim Card stock
  • 2” x 3” White Card stock
  • 1 ½” x 3” White Card stock

Stamp the two corner stamps with Z2162 Honey Ink. Stamp bike and sentiment with Z2140 Outdoor Denim. Attach stamped images to Outdoor Denim cardstock and then to Honey card stock. Attach Swirl/Star B&T to Outdoor Denim B&T. Attach matted stamped image to card front as shown. Attach card front to card base.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

September CTMH Club projects

For our September Imagine Club, we used X7144B Mischief Level 2 My Reflections Kit. I had so much fun doing these layouts as I absolutely love the new X7144C My Compliments Rub-ons. This layout is called Medley. You know what's really cool about the papers? On the top of each sheet of paper there's a little strip that includes information about the paper package on one side, and the other side has a design.

This layout is also created from the Mischief paper pack. I love how we can get two totally different looks from one package of paper. This layout is called Memoirs Complete.

For the Stamp a Stack Club, we used D1481 Vintage Type. I cut all of the tags, banners and and the little circles using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The papers used to create the cards are a previous, no longer available Creative Basics pack (the Christmas papers) and the new X7139B Typeset papers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

August Club Projects

In our August Stamp a Stack club, we used stamp set D1491 Hooray Bouquet. I love the fact that CTMH has reduced the prices of the stamps, as now we can use some D sets in the club. The flowers can be cut on the Cricut as this stamp set goes with the Art Philosophy cartridge. As you browse through the Close To My Heart Idea Book, you'll see stamp images that have a red line drawn around them. That red line means there is a matching Cricut shape on the cartridge. On the carrier sheet of stamps, you'll also find that it tells you what size to cut the image in order for it to match the stamp. How cool is that?! The scallop circle card was also cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

For our August Imagine Club, we used X7143B Sonoma Level 2 Paper Pack. This paper is just so pretty. I also cut the doily circle from the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I cut it in half and used it at the top and bottom of the two Olive photo mats.

If you would like more information on the Stamp a Stack and Imagine clubs, be sure to email me!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Buy 3, Get 1 Free Special

This special is good through October 31, and only available through Suzastampin. You'll find our current catalog HERE.

Buy 3 like items, get 1 FREE! *The free item will be of equal or lesser value.

  • Buy 3 stamp sets, get 1 free
  • Buy 3 My Reflections kits, get 1 free
  • Buy 3 packages of card stock, get 1 free
  • And, so on, and so on :)
This special is only available through Suzastampin. You may email me your order, or you may place it through my MyCTMH website. When placed through the MyCTMH website, you will need to email me your free item choice.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October CTMH New Consultant Kit Offer

Become a Consultant in October and get one add-on collection FREE!*

New Consultants who enroll for $99 with Close To My Heart between October 1-31, 2011, will receive one FREE* New Consultant Kit add-on collection!

Each of our three add-on collections is priced at $40 and has a retail value of $80-$130, so this is an incredible deal!

*Shipping/handling is free on add-on collections. Tax will be charged on the retail price of $40.

What's in the consultant kit? For just a $99 enrollment fee, you'll receive a New Consultant Kit packed with business essentials and new products valued at over $280, plus a FREE add-on collection to enhance your kit!
Roxie Add-on Collection:
Elemental Add-on Collection:
Studio J Add-on:
Or, choose the Sonoma kit: You will need to call CTMH to sign up when choosing the Sonoma kit.
For more consultant info, visit my website. I'd love to have you join the Inky Fingers Gang! Email me, if you have any questions at all!

Why Be A CTMH Consultant?

The best thing about being a Close To My Heart consultant is that you can set up your business to fit your life. Here are a few examples of the ways consultants have set up their businesses:

  • Hobbyists - Like getting scrapbooking, stamping and cardmaking products at a discount? Simply submit the minimum $300/quarter to maintain consultant status and receive the consultant discount of 22%.
  • Club Leader - You organize a monthly get-together to teach a project. Club members agree to purchase at least $150 in product. Each month, you select a hostess who's eligible to receive hostess rewards and extra product. You rotate the hostess each month so that everyone can take advantage of hostess rewards. You can have as many clubs going per month as you like- a layout club, card club, Cricut club or Studio J club.
  • Studio J Consultant - Not a paper scrapbooker? Maybe you'd like to set up a Studio J business based on CTMH's online scrapbooking software. Your customers would be those who are interested in making layouts fast, getting them professionally printed by CTMH, and having the option of sharing their layouts digitally with family and friends.
  • Business Builder - As a business builder, you will hold workshops or gatherings on a regular basis and recruit others to become a part of your team. If you're interested in making additional income and leading a team, running a CTMH business is an excellent opportunity for you.
And, beginning in October, CTMH has a new and improved compensation plan that includes even more incentives and rewards for you!

Remember, this special does not start until 10/1.

Questions? Be sure to email me!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Last Day for September Promotions

Just a quick note to let everyone know that today is the last day to get your Pair-a-Phrase stamp set. It is FREE with a $75 order. AND... it is two stamp sets in one. ($34.95 value) Lots of great images- especially for card making. Plus, don't forget, you get a FREE Petite Perks from me for every $50 you spend!
You get the Pair a Phrase DOUBLE D stamp set for FREE with any order of $75 or more! (already have it, it makes a great gift!)
Also, there is a NEW stamp of the month that is only $5 with a purchase of $50 or more! This stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge!
If you order your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge bundle today, you will qualify for the $5 Stamp of the Month and the FREE Pair a Phrase stamp set!

So, what do you get with this deal?

  • Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (retail value $59.99)
  • Three stamp sets (retail value $17.95 each)
  • Three Dimensional Elements Chipboard sets (retail $4.95 each)
Total retail value of $128.69 for only $99.
Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set a $35.90 value for FREE!
YOU SAVE -$78.64

Thursday, September 29, 2011

July Club Projects

I just realized I hadn't posted the July Imagine and Stamp a Stack Club photos. For the Imagine Club, we used the My Reflections Kit X7138B Fanfare.

For our Stamp a Stack club, we used the stamp set, C1442 Tailor Made

If you'd like information on either club, or to join, email me at You do not need to be local to participate in the clubs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How Cute are These?

Check out my Too Cute Tu-tu Bags!

I've been sewing the hot pink ones like crazy!

They're also available in light pink, torquoise, red and purple. If you'd like one, drop me an email.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Extra, Extra! A Free Stamp Set in August

Check out this deal!

In celebration of our newly updated Stamp of the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something extra: a FREE* bonus stamp set! In August, when you place an order of $50 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value $6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, and we’ll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It’s Extra! Extra!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fall/Winter Idea Book

Have you seen it?! Gorgeous!

Order your free catalog today. Just pay $5 for the postage and your Idea Book will be on it's way.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Studio J: Personalize your Layouts

Studio J has options galore for personalizing your scrapbook layouts! Change the color of your photos; swap the cardstock and patterned B&T paper in your layout; embellish with buttons, ribbons, and metals; and distress the surface or edges of your paper using a range of tools and colors. You'll love the way Studio J offers you incredible artistic freedom with the click of a mouse!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Studio J Photo Editing Tool

Did you know you can edit your photos right in Studio J? You can do many things, including adjusting brightness; changing color balance and saturation; removing red-eye, blemishes, and wrinkles; and whitening teeth. Find out how easy it is in Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbook design software!

Questions? Be sure to shoot me an email! There's still time to order your free Studio J layout. Stop by my website to create it now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio J: Focus on the Photos

Have you had a chance to play with Studio J this month? Be sure to give it a try before the month is out so that you can get your free two-page layout JPG. Not into digital scrapbooking? Then use Studio J as a layout tool. Pick your paper and layout, and create it without ever having to cut any paper. Then, pull out your traditional scrapping tools and create your layout. You don't have to worry about cutting your paper wrong as you already know you're going to love your layout!

Be sure to watch the video below. It shows you the many ways you can manipulate your photos. I just watched it and learned something I didn't know!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love your Layout

Join Kristine Widtfeldt, VP at CTMH, as she walks you through creating a beautiful layout featuring yourself and someone you love. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Studio J JPG file!

Have you created and downloaded your free Studio J JPG yet? Looking for ideas on how to use it?
  1. Email them to Grandma, Grandpa and everybody who would love to see a layout
  2. Post them to your Facebook or blog pages
  3. Of course, you can also print out the pages and then embellish them with real embellishments or leave them just as they are. You can't really tell they are digital!
  4. Create a you're wondering how to do that :)
Here's a couple of ways to do picture Christmas/Holiday cards:

Create a layout using one of the layouts with big photo wells. Then take the free JPG and print 4x4 or5x5 images on your home computer or pay the $0.10-0.19/ea at your favorite store. Attach them to a card base and gussy them up with some papers, ribbons, poinsettias, or other embellishments and you're done.

Another way to create your Christmas/Holiday is to create your layout using a picture of each family member in a photo well. Then, take your FREE JPG to CVS, Walgreen's or where you prefer to have your picture cards printed. You can put Happy Holidays from and then all the names of the people in your photo.

Everybody will see your family, plus you'll show them just how creative you are!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Fun with Studio J

Guess how long it took me to create this layout! Ah, come on...take a guess! LOL! All of 5 minutes after I decided what photos to use. Do you find that it takes you longer to decide on what pictures you want to scrap than it actually takes to put the page together? No? Well, that may be because you're not using Studio J. It only takes a few moments to put together great looking pages that look like you've spent hours. Be sure to try Studio J out this month and order your free JPG file. You can post your layout to your Facebook page, email it to Grandma and Grandpa, or print it out at your favorite photo store. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons

Have you ordered these yet? If you've used them, please send me a picture to post! Here's a video that will give you some ideas!

You can find the Newsprint Rub-ons HERE.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio J Mediterranean Cruise Layout

I've really enjoyed using Studio J to quickly do some of our layouts. While we have a ton (and I do mean a ton) of traditional layouts already done, it's fun to be able to create a layout in just a few moments, rather than a few hours. LOL! My Cruisin' Buddy and I take forever doing traditional layouts, but that's usually because we can't decide what pictures to use. Then, of course, it takes a while to decide on the layout itself.

Stop by Studio J any time in June and create a layout. Then order your FREE Studio J JPG file. I think you'll see just how quickly you get your pages created.

Not a traditional scrapper? Have fun playing in Studio J and you'll see how easy it is to create some cute birthday/holiday gifts!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

May Imagine Club projects

For May we used CTMH's X7137B Lucky My Reflections Kit. The top layout is Up the Tempo, but I changed the angle of the photos on the left page. In addition on the same page, we used Z1377 Kraft Color Ready Borders. The cute chipboards are from Z1356 Lucky Level 2 Assortment. I had a lot of fun creating these layouts!

If you have any questions about the Imagine Club, please don't hesitate to email me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Build a Business Online with Studio J

Do you love the look of scrapbook pages, but you don't have time to pull out all the papers and goodies that it takes to create a traditional layout? Are you looking for a way to put some extra money into the family coffers?

Turn your love of online scrapbooking into a profitable business that works for you-combining your love of scrapbooking with real income, from home. It's Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking software that helps users create beautiful, custom-printed two -page layouts in just minutes.

Here's why Studio J makes great business sense:
  • It's unique. Studio J builds on Close To My Heart's best-selling paper kits and patterns beloved by generations of scrapbookers, so demand is built in.
  • It's hot. Digital scrapbooking is exploding. With Studio J, you can offer free software that's easy to use, unlike so many other programs.
  • It's profitable. As a Consultant, you'll receive training, resources, and support to be successful-plus commissions starting at 22% on every order. Your start-up investment is minimal. Because Studio J is entirely online, you can sell, build a team, and generate ongoing revenues even with limited time and money.
Now is the best time to join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant! You can choose a free one year membership to Studio J as part of your new consultant kit. With that membership, you'll have "members only" papers and layouts. And, with Close To My Heart giving a free JPG layout this month, what a great time to launch your digital scrapbooking business!

Looking for more information on Studio J? Simply click the Studio J link above. Would you like to chat with me? Email me and we can chat!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Krafty, Kool and Kolorful

Have you seen the new Clost To My Heart Kraft Color Ready Borders? They're in the new Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book. Available in the Miracle Workshop kit or separately. Simply ink them to match your project, peel off the back and stick to your new creation.Watch this video for some tips.

Would you like to order a set? Visit my MyCTMH website to place your order.

#G1023 Miracle Workshop Kit – $29.95
- (includes the Kraft Ready-Color Borders along with everything you need to complete a full workshop!)
Or…purchase this item separately…
#Z1377 Kraft Ready-Color Borders – $5.95

Friday, June 3, 2011

You & Me: Stronger Together

We've all been seeing the devastating weather across the US over the last few weeks. Close To My Heart wants to lend it's support to all of those who have suffered from the devastation. CTMH is bringing back the You & Me kit and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only $15 (a retail value of $34.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Simply use item number CC1012B to place your order for this sensational kit and help those in need at the same time. The You & Me: Stronger Together campaign will continue until June 30 at 11:59 pm (MDT) or while supplies last.

You may order directly through me, or order it from my MyCTMH website. While you're at my website, be sure to check out the "While Supplies Last". You'll lots of discounted products there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing Studio J

Have you tried Studio J yet? Don't know what Studio J is?

It's Close To My Heart's online design software, Studio J, helps you create two page layouts, faster, simpler, and easier-saving you time and money!

You'll love your Studio J layouts, perfect for your cherished albums.
Here's why:

  • Every layout is custom printed using the highest quality photo processing paper and technology. Your layouts will last a lifetime!
  • Choose from dozens of themed kits to suit any event or occasion, with coordinating embellishments, stickers, and fonts to customize your look.
  • Select just the right pattern, acomodating from two to 15 photos per layout-great versatility.
  • The software is FREE! Create an account to start designing complete layouts in just minutes.

Watch this informative video about Studio J, and if you have any questions, please be sure to email me with them!

Now, are you ready to get a free Studio J layout?

During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so if you already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account you are ready to log on and start creating. If you don't have an account, no worries—simply log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file with no strings attached.

If you're looking for more information about Studio J and our Studio J memberships, be sure to visit my Studio J page here on my blog.

Be sure to check back on my blog as I'll be posting more Studio J "tidbits" through out the month. You sure can't go wrong with this offer!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last Day to Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month! Great Products and HALF PRICE Consultant Kit!!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the National Scrapbooking month promotion. This beautiful kit is yours today for only $15 with a $50 purchase.

Or, you can join my team for only $64.50 (half price!) through today and receive the kit for free!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!

Close To My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you…

  • Place a minimum order of $50, you can grab an exclusive You & Me Scrapbooking Kit for just $15! That's more than half off the retail value of the kit! You can also purchase the kit outright for $34.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It’s a charming kit that you are sure to love. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process.

  • As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May 50% off the base price of the New Consultant Kit PLUS a free You & Me Scrapbooking Kit valued at $34.95!

    Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration by getting the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit FREE* and your New Consultant Kit at 50% off when you sign up in May!

    With this wonderful kit, you can make two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes:

1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set
1 – 12” × 12” Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12” × 12” B&T Duos® Papers
1 – 6” × 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide

Join the Inky Fingers Gang!

Watch video below to see what you can do with this kit.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Resist Embossing

Check out this video! I love this technique.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Page!

I'm slowly expanding my blog. Seems there's never enough time to do everything I'd like to get done. As my mom used to say, "If I live to be 100, I'll still never do everything that I want to". I agree with her! Another thing she used to say was "the days and weeks just fly by". As a child, I never understood that one. Remember how long the summers seemed and we wanted to get back to school to see all of our friends. Mom would say "Just wait unti you get older and you'll know what I mean". Well, I'm older and I sure know what she meant! Seems like I no sooner get up in the morning and it's time to go back to bed. Have you noticed on Fridays that it seems like it was just Sunday. LOL!!
Anyway, I've expanded my blog with some pages. I just put a new page with my Kits of the Month. Be sure to look above for the links to the pages.
Well, time to go out and plant some more flowers and weed some beds. Finally it's nice here! I planted all day yesterday and by the time I finished, I wasn't sure if I would ever stand upright again. LOL! Thankfully, I am straight up again today. LOL!!
Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend and take time to hang your flag and thank our military.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Lots of Discounted CTMH Products on my Website

Lots of great discounted products available via my MyCTMH website. Below is just a sampling of the great deals!

While Supplies Last Associated Elements & Accessories



$5.95 $4.00 33 % offZ1127



$12.95 $4.00 69 % offBULK147



$3.50 $2.00 43 % offZ1158



$4.95 $1.00 80 % offX7114C



$3.95 $2.00 49 % offZ1148

There's many more at ridiculously low prices! Items marked as much as 80% off! Crazy! At these prices, they won't last long. Visit my website at
click the Shop Online link and look for the "while supplies last" link.