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Monday, December 3, 2012

Have you thought about how you are going to preserve your holiday memories this year?  I've already gotten started using newly published photos of our grandchildren Hunter, Jillian and Wyatt.  I did these pages in a snap using Studio J software - love it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Please join me the weekend of December 8th and 9th as we close out the year with a few last minute holiday cards (we will be using the new alcohol markers on one of them!) and we will begin to look forward to the new year and new CTMH products. Class is at 2:00 PM both days. $10 and I provide everything.
Please RSVP to me at

Space is limited so reserve your seat as soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lovin' Artiste!

Making cards has become so much easier with the launch of Close to my Heart's new cartridge, Artiste!  This is just one example of the fun card shapes and envelopes available - the Artiste Cricut package comes with three coordinating stamp sets and three sets of chipboard shapes for $99.

Want one?  Order here!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Footloose and Mojo Monday!

I've been waiting for an opportunity to use the fun Footloose paper pack and today was the day!  With Mojo Monday as my inspiration, I used the stamp set that comes with the Footloose Workshop on the Go and except for the Sweet Leaf Dotty scalloped background, all the papers I used were from Footloose - come on Summer!

Dotty for You in Sweet Leaf - Constant Campaign through May 31st
Workshop on the Go Footloose Kit G1036
Dark Chocolate Stripped Grosgrain Z1617
Clear Embossing Powder (for turtle) Z821
Versamark Z891
Black Z2105
Smoothie Z2196
Sweet Leaf Z2153
Lagoon Z2195
Creme Brulee Z2167
New England Ivy Z2135

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Get Ready for Father's Day!

I was hoping that the newsletter would be a nifty way to get news to you and for those of you who have successfully received it, I hope that is true. However, I know the newsletter is not safely reaching all your inboxes, so I apologize for the repeated information.

I hope you will be joining us for our next card class scheduled the weekend of June 9th and 10th. (2:00 PM both days). We will be making at least two cards that can be used for Father's Day wishes (or a masculine birthday greeting). The class is $10 and I supply everything you will need to create your own handmade cards. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience by emailing me at since space is limited.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Congrats to the Graduates!

I love this time of year - full of accolades for a job well done and promises for a bright future.  A hearty and loving congratulations to all of my friends and family who are walking across the stage this year . . .

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dotty for You and Stamp of the Month

Here's a sneak peak of what is on tap for card class on April 21st and 22nd.

We will be using the Constant Campaign called Dotty for You (lots of dotted papers in super colors along with cool designs on the back side of each one).  Click on the Constant Campaign page to find out how you can get these papers for $5, starting April 17th!
This card also uses the You Are, April's Stamp of the Month.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monthly Newsletter is Coming in April!

I am so excited about this new addition to CTMH marketing tools!  Each month you will receive a CTMH newsletter from me at my personal email address that will highlight the current Constant Campaign, Stamp of the Month and will also let you know when my next workshop will be held.  If you prefer not to receive the newsletter, you may opt out at any time.

As always, you will still be able to access my blog, which will feature the same things, along with other personal tidbits, but you will now have easy links if you see something you can't live without.  

More good news!  Close to my Heart now offers shipping at a discounted $4.95 or 4.95% of your order if you order from my website.  This is a $3.00 discount from the previous $7.95.  Woo Hoo!  

My next workshop is scheduled on April 21st and 22nd, so be sure to reserve your spot if you want to attend.  Cost is still $10 for five cards and I provide everything you need.  See you then!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Workshop Projects

I thought I would share a few of the cards we made at workshop this month.  I enjoyed getting to know a few new attendees and always love watching all of you create!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lots of February Fun - Mark Your Calendars!

To make way for Close to my Heart's 2012 awesome products, I am busy planning my annual clearance sale which is scheduled for February 4th and 5th from 2PM - 5PM each day.  This year I will have lots of CTMH stamp sets for sale, some 2-sided paper and some embellishments.  I still have some wood stamps left over from last year's sale that will be marked down even further.  It's Open House, so come at your leisure and stay as long as you like!  I still have some expired Idea Books available that are chock full of great card-making, 3D paper projects and scrapbooking ideas.  I will have a make and take table set up so that you can make a Valentine card while you're here!

On February 18th and 19th I have scheduled my next workshop - 2:00 PM both days.  Classes are still a screamin' good deal at $10 for five cards and I will supply all the materials.  Please let me know if you want to reserve a spot as soon as possible - space is limited!  I've been having fun playing with new products and paper and deciding which new technique I'll be sharing with you this time.  Bring a friend that isn't on my email list and get a Petite Perks stamp set!    

I will have the just released Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Books available at workshop - come to class and get yours free!  

Here's a sneek peek of some of some new Idea Book yumminess: