Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CTMH August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Baroque Borders

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's Stamp of the Month, which is "Baroque Borders" a set of stamps featuring some bold images that will be beautiful for your cards, layouts, or gift projects. If you have come here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right path! When you reach the end of my post you will continue hopping along from the link posted for you.

We have another talented group of over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great new products from Close to My Heart on their blogs. Hopping along with us is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Here is a look at the images available with this set:
Here is the card I made using the new "Make It From Your Heart" how-to book available tomorrow in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and online on my website,

Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1208 August Stamp of the Month: Baroque Borders
Paper:  X7155B Avonlea paper packet
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Slate (NEW), and Whisper (NEW)
Inks:  Slate
Embellishments:  Z1802 Satin Polkadot Ribbon, Z1786 Antiqued Gold Mini-Medley Accents, and Z1776  Pixie Glitter Alphabet, and Grey Wool Baker's Twine from Z1701 The Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment
Tools: 9035 "Make It From Your Heart" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Piercing Tool, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Now you can hop on over to Lisa's blog to see her addition to our hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!  There are so many fabulous new supplies coming in the new Idea Book!  You are going to love it!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Stepping Up Your Stamping with Close to My Heart's Latest Stamps

Check out this fun new instructional video that showcases some of the newest Workshops on the Go Kits coming in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close to My Heart, which goes live to customers on August 1st.  

The kits you will see featured include:
La Belle Vie

There are such gorgeous scrapbooking, cardmaking, and home decor project possibilities with these new papers and stamps!!!

If you love what you see in this video, contact me get your copy of the Idea Book:

Or, be ready shop online come August 1st at:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In Love with "Make It from Your Heart" from Close to My Heart!

Wall Art using new pattern in "Make It from Your Heart"
I received some more of the new (and gorgeous) products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book from Close to My Heart. It was just like Christmas morning. LOL

One of the great new items coming to my website for you to order as of August 1st is the latest and greatest in how-to pattern books from Jeanette Lynton, "Make It from Your Heart." It is 48 pages and softcover. It includes 16 new patterns for two-page scrapbook layouts, 2 patterns for single-page layouts, and 16 card patterns too! Now, here comes the best's only $7.95!!! This is a real "must have" item!

Pre-order yours by e-mailing me:
I have been busily trying to get my scraproom reorganized over this last week so that I can set to work crafting with all of the wonderful new supplies I have been receiving since returning from Convention, thus the lack of artwork posts lately. Bear with me. Next month I am participating in three blog hops featuring new supplies from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. You are going to love all the awesomely creative artwork to be seen!

And, speaking of the Idea Book, be sure to check out my post below about all of the retiring items. They are selling out FAST! Get what you need before it is no longer available!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Great New Workshop Options: Advent Calendar and Scroll Albums plus Many More

NEW Scroll Album Workshop Kit

The new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book from Close to My Heart features 13 brand new workshop options to choose from. You can see the scroll workshop above. There is so much more!

Workshop options included are:
8 Scrapbook workshops
2 Card workshops
3 Home Decor workshops:  the Scroll Album, an Advent Calendar kit, and Halloween Party kit.

Talk about a lot of options for creative fun!

Take a look at this great video that highlights a couple of the new workshops:

Let me know if you would like to order your workshop kits which will be available August 1st on my website:
or you can contact me to pre-order today:

Have a great day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Consultant Kit Choices with Close to My Heart plus a FREE Bag

Get the Essential Kit for just $49

Above you can see the brand new Essential Kit available to new consultants now. Join my Love to Stamp team for just $49 and receive $130 in new products.

Or, you can choose from this Master Kit:
Choose the Master Kit for only $99

The Master Kit includes the items shown in the Essentials Kit, plus all these additional business supplies too, for a total value of $280.

These options are available right now.  You can get started by simply following this link to my business site: Join my Love to Stamp team

But wait, there's more!  If you wait to join me on August 1st, you can take advantage of the awesome incentive to sign up with me and you will receive this beautiful bag FREE! (a $50 value)

This bag is awesome!  As a Convention 2012 attendee, I received this bag with my new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and lots of great new products stuffed inside.  This fun bag can be used as a shoulder bag or you can use it as a backpack!  Love the adjustable straps too!

If you have any questions before you get started on the great new adventure as a consultant on my team, please contact me at:

Hope to hear from you soon!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CTMH Retiring Items - Get Them Before July 31

With all of the excitement of my attending Close to My Heart's Convention and getting the scoop about what's coming in the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book, I also need to share the items that are retiring and will not be available come August 1st (or even while supplies last). Be sure to order the items you want soon before they are gone.

The lists included below are of retiring items, stamp sets, and ink pads/cardstock/re-inkers. Close to My Heart is adding some new colors and freshening up the color palette they offer. They are also going to add some pigment ink choices too.   We will be featuring some new markers too, which are alcohol markers.  Woo hoo!

To place your order, head over to my website at:

Remember that the "Perfect Pairs" special is going on now until July 31st which gives you some great free paper & embellishment product when you place your order of $75 or more.

Here are the retiring colors:

Grey Wool (5571)
Grey Flannel
Vanilla Cream (X5646)
Brown Bag
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple 

*Note that the above colors of ink pads, re-inkers, plus the combo cardstock and shade packs of cardstock will be retiring.

The retiring stamp sets:

A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

And, the retiring products:

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.)
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate
Z4110 Snapease Album System
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst.
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst.
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles)
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1402 Hinges
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT)
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1635 Heirloom Asst
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with NEW Cricut Artiste)
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1152 My Creations Cube
4275 My Legacy Writers
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with NEW Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer)
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Refill

If you have any questions, be sure to contact me at:


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Close to My Heart Convention 2012 & Stacy Julian

I have just returned home from a wonderful vacation with my hubby that was combined with my attending the 2012 Close to My Heart Convention in Dallas, Texas.  Yee haw!

What a lot of excitement coming soon from the beautiful new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book! It will be available to customers as of August 1st on my website:

Here is a peek at the cover:

Contact me if you would like one mailed to you soon:

I also would love to share what a great pleasure it was to hear Stacy Julian as our keynote speaker.  She was so inspiring!  She has such a fantastic outlook on life and on scrapbooking.

Take a peek at this link to her blog post:  Stacy Julian's blog post

Stacy also graciously shared the opportunity to take a free class through her Big Picture Classes called "Finish Line Scrapbooking."  You can do this by clicking on the link: and using the code, "CTMH" to take the online class.  Thank you, Stacy!  You are amazing!

I have lots of more great news to share, but that's for another day.

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