Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Workshop
Do you have lots of Christmas photos . . . and don’t know what to do with them? This Workshop using Close to My Heart® paper and supplies is for you! These four pages will hold up to 46 pictures using our Flip Flaps.

I always take tons of photos during the holidays and don't have the time to make several layout pages.  My fellow consultant, Michelle Snyder, designed these pages and has shared them and has allowed me to share them with you!!!  Four pages will hold up to 46 pictures - you don't have to put pictures in each photo block, you can use some for journaling to tell your story. We will use Close to My Heart(R) products and FlipFlaps to add to our pages.  If you are currently using another scrapbook system, bring your own page protectors (ours are really great though) and add the FlipFlaps to those.  You have the option of purchasing a pre-cut kit.  If you need other supplies, please let me know or you can order them directly through my website ( or click the shopping cart on the right.  

                                                     Dates:  Wed. Dec. 4 @ 7 pm
Wed. Dec. 11 @ 7 pm
                                                                 Sat. Dec. 14 @ 2 pm

$35.00    Sparkle & Shine Workshop Kit includes:
S&;S Paper Packet (x7176B)                        $9.95
S&S Complements (x7176C)                      $5.95                          
Sm. Assortment Flip Flaps (Z1747)            $3.95
Extra Papers                                            $5.00  
Extra Flip Flaps, Page Protectors, Floss    ­­­­$10.00

Add Ons:
Pre-Cut Pages                                         $5.00
Tombow Mono Adhesive(1514)               $8.95
Tombow Refill   (1515)                            $5.50
Glue Dots (1772)                                    $7.50

Payment for the Workshop or to order a Pre-Cut Kit is due by December 1st.  Pay by check, credit card, or Paypal

S&S Wksp

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lots of exciting new things happening with Close to My Heart!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer . . . seems it's just getting started with our heat! Yikes - 88 in Santa Monica - did we even hit 80 during June, July, or August???

Well, let's get going on some exciting CTMH news:

September is the month to purchase the new Artbooking cartridge . . . why? There are so many additional stamp sets available at such a low cost!  

The "Artbooking" Cricut Bundle for $99 (includes the cartridge, instruction booklet,  3 stamps sets that coordinate with the images on the cartridge, and 3 sheets of great chipboard shapes!) 
....and you will be then qualified get the September Stamp of the Month "Poster Tidings"...FREE!!...(it's free with a $50 order!)  These GREAT stamps look like the popular "subway" poster art! There are TONS of creative possibilities with this fun set of two stamps! (one for fall, one for Christmas!)

but wait....there is more!.....

...the special for September is a 3 stamp set bundle (to celebrate National Stamping Month!)'s called "You Are My Happy"..... that is yours for just $10, when you spend $50! (retail value of the 3 stamp sets is $47.90!!) The sets include a playful alphabet set, a set of light-hearted sentiments, and a set of fun images! So,  add just $10 to your order above, and you will get 3 more adorable stamp sets....for a total of SEVEN stamp sets (3 in the Cricut Bundle, FREE Stamp of the Month set, and the 3 from the special bundle...) 

all for only $109!!! (with tax and shipping....grand total...$128 - place your order with me directly, and I'll take care of your shipping charges, reducing this deal to $120)

But wait!! That's not all! If you take advantage of this September deal and order the Artbooking cartridge, along with the Sept. special 3-stamp set bundle, I'll add another "B-sized" stamp set (your choice!) FREE!! (my gift to you!) So you will get the cartridge, the 3 chipboard sheets, and EIGHT stamp sets for the grand total of $120!!!

Don't miss out on this amazing deal!! Isn't this a FUN special to celebreat National Stamping Month??  It's only good this month....after Sept. 30th, it's gone!


We have a new bundle available for those just getting into scrapbooking:

A new product starter bundle is available at the discounted price of just $90. This bundle includes some basic tools and materials to help those who are new to crafting jump right in and start scrapbooking and creating other papercrafts.

The product bundle includes (retail prices shown):
SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783; $34.95)
Memory Protectors® Clear Value Pack (qty. 50) (Z4115; $22.95)
Outdoor Denim My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1346; $24.95)
3 album posts and screws, 1" (1011; $2.50)
White Daisy Cardstock 24-pack (1385; $9.50)

Retail value is >$90.00!!!  What a savings!  If you would like to order this through me (not directly through my website, I will pay your shipping and handling fees!) 

Artbooking Made Easy:  Need some help or inspiration with our new Artbooking cartridge?  Beginning this week and continuing through April 2014, we will be releasing weekly videos providing inspiration and guidance on using our innovative Cricut® Artbooking collection. Watch this week’s episode now.  You can also see these on YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest!

Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide:  Watch for this on October 15th - there are more holiday papers, washi tape packages, gift bags, album kits that are not in the current Autumn Winter Idea Book!!!  There are items that you can get for free with a minimum $100 order! Most of these items will be available "while supplies last" so you will want to jump on placing your order!!!

Close To My Heart is developing two different side-loading Memory Protectors® products for 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. These products will be formulated with our same quality PVC-free materials and are anticipated to be available with the release of the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  The first product is intended to be compatible with Creative Memories-style strap albums without requiring modification to the album or protector. The protectors have seams on the top, bottom, and exterior side, with an open side for sliding in pages near the gutter seam. “Refill pages” are not required to use this product.

The second product is intended for use in post-bound or three-ring albums. Protectors are very similar to Close To My Heart’s existing Memory Protectors style, but instead of having an opening at the top for top loading, these will have the opening at the interior side near the gutter.  These protectors are not intended to replace our current style of Memory Protectors, but rather to offer more options and diversity in our top quality Memory Protectors.

I know this is a lot of information, but it's oh so exciting!!!  Please let me know how I can help you with your scrapbooking projects and crafts.  If you need help ordering, I'm a phone call/email away!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pigment Inks v. Dye Inks (our regular ink pads)

Yesterday I told you about our wonderful organizer for our pigment ink pads . . . here's a video with Kristine and Monica - OMG these two have such HUGE personalities - you should see them in person! (Become a CTMH Independent Consultant and attend our Album Retreat or attend Convention - it's at the Disneyland Hotel next June!)

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Are you somewhat obsessed with organization of your stamping and scrapbooking supplies?  This is a really great video from one of my fellow CTMH consultants, Melissa Laverty.  She shows how to organize your little pigment inks (sold in stacks of 10 for $19.95) and also how to store your ink daubers! Pigment inks are great for stamping on anything.  They make a handy-size ink pad to take along with you anywhere.  These inks will not fade over time so sunlight exposure is fine for them.  The inserts are brand new to the Fall Winter Idea Book.  The small storage tote has been around - now you have a really great use for it!  Mine is already full.  And, as Melissa offers, I will include the labels with  your order!!!  How cool is that!  Enjoy Melissa's video!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Here is a sample of what is available in the new Artbooking cartridge!

To Preorder this cartridge,