Friday, December 20, 2013

Change in the New Consultant Kit

Close to My Heart just announced that there will be a change in the New Consultant program and kit.  The smaller kit that is currently available for $49 will no longer be available after December 31st.  We will only be offering one New Consultant Kit.  The price will be $99 and the kit will have a value of around $300.

If you are interested in becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant and purchasing the $49 kit, you have until December 31st to do so.  After that, only the $99 kit will be available.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Made this Christmas card using the CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack and the Sparkle & Shine Complements Set - along with CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and some CTMH glitter gems.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Christmas card using Cricut Artbooking

Made this Merry Christmas card using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.
I used the papers from the CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack.
I also used CTMH glitter gems and bakers twine.
I used four different designer papers to cut out the trees, the Christmas bulb, the snowflake and the words Merry Christmas.  I used red cardstock to cut out the reindeer.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Faith Shines Bright

Made this Faith Shines Bright card using several different shades of CTMH Exclusive Inkpads for the background, sponged on...and two different CTMH stamp sets, Illuminate & Always Grateful.
The two trees are from the Always Grateful stamp set - and the lightpole, light and words are from the Illuminate stamp set.

Supplies Used:
CTMH Exclusive Inkpads in colors of Sunset, Goldrush, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Topiary & Black
November's Stamp Of The Month stamp set Illuminate
Always Grateful stamp set

Saturday, November 23, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Made this Christmas card using CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack, Sparkle & Shine Complements Dimensional Elements & Sparkle Holiday Shapes...all from the Holidays From The Heart catalog.

Supplies Used:
 # X7176B

# X7176C
# Z1910

Sunday, November 17, 2013

happy fall

I made this "happy fall" card using CTMH Huntington Paper Pack and cuts from CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrate the Season

I made this Celebrate the Season card using the Close To My Heart "Sparkle & Shine" Paper Pack from the Holidays From The Heart Catalog.
I did not use any images (stamps) on it...just the papers.
The Celebrate the Season border is one of the borders on the top of one of the paper patterns.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Thanks A Bunch

Made this "Thanks A Bunch" card using CTMH Babycakes Paper Packet...and CTMH stamp sets A Flowering Bunch and Remarkable Wreath.  I stamped the wreath with CTMH Chocolate Exclusive Inkpad and then stamped the designs on the wreath with CTMH Autumn Terracotta Exclusive with the Thanks A Bunch.
I then made a gray bow using the ribbon from the CTMH For Always Cardmaking Kit.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thankful For My Family

Made this scrapbook layout using Close To My Heart "Huntington" papers/cardstock.
I sponged on CTMH Honey ink onto the base of my layout.
I cut out the leaves and the pumpkin, along with the words "Give Thanks" and "Thankful For My Family" using my Cricut CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.
I added a picture of my family, distressing the edges of the layers...and also distressed the edges of the base of my layout.
I then added a pumpkin brad at the top.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Autumn is nature at her best

Made this card using CTMH "Huntington" Paper Pack and CTMH stamp set "Fall Harvest"
I added CTMH burlap and stamped the leaf and the words with CTMH Exclusive Inkpad color Topiary...adding distressed ink around the edges.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Baby Jesus

Made this card to display on a table in our home during the Christmas season.
I used the stamp set called "Mary and Babe" from the Holidays From The Heart catalog.
I colored it all in with CTMH Exclusive Markers...colors: Buttercup & Indian Corn Blue.
I layered burlap for the base of the card.  Then added sparkle stars and dots.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Card

Made this Merry Christmas card using the Sparkle & Shine paper pack and the Trim The Tree stamp set, and the Sparkle Holiday Shapes from the Holidays From The Heart catalog.
I layered the base of my card with a printed pattern.
 I cut out the red border on my Cricut using the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.
I used white cardstock to stamp my images on.
I sponged green ink around the edges and added a green bow to the top.

Supplies Used:
CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack
CTMH Trim The Tree Stamp Set
CTMH Sparkle Holiday Shapes
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Topiary, Indian Corn Blue & Cranberry
CTMH cricut cartridge Artbooking

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bulb Christmas Card

I made this Christmas Bulb shaped Christmas card using the Close To My Heart "Sparkle & Shine" paper pack from the Holidays from the Heart catalog.
I cut the bulb shape out using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge...along with the words Merry Christmas.
I used CTMH red & white Harvest Baker's Twine to wrap around the top part of the card and also to tie a string at the top (this could also be used a Christmas Tree ornament.
The card opens from the bottom up.

Holidays From The Heart Catalog

The Holidays From The Heart Catalog is now available.


Available October 15th through December 31st 2013


Monday, October 14, 2013

Just a Note

Made this card using the CTMH Sarita Paper Pack and one of overlays from the CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artbooking.
I stamped on "Just a Note" and added a little sticky heart to it and then strung twine through the heart and made the bow at the top.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thanks For The Memories

I made this "Thanks for the Memories" card using the papers in the CTMH "For Always" paper pack.
I found the template for the dress and the clutch at Mementoes In Time.
I used CTMH black distressed Ink around all the edges of the card....and also around the "Thanks For the Memories" tag (which I printed out.)
I added a cream color bow to the dress and little cream color pearls to the bow and also on the clutch.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Trinket Box

Made this Trinkets box using the Cricut Craft Room.  This box is one of the files that come with the Cricut Craft Room.
I used CTMH ProPlayer cardstock for the top and bottom of  the box.
I then cut out the word Trinkets with my Cricut CTMH Artbooking Cartridge with Outdoor Demin cardstock....and attached them with 3D foam.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Scrapbook Page

Made this scrapbook page called "Autumn".
The background is CTMH Cashmere cardstock...the chipboard elements are from the Flirty Complements (in the "While Supplies Last") section at CTMH.  Then I added some CTMH Flip Flaps to it to add pictures to.
I'm not sure which pictures I am going to put in them yet.  I am going to add some writing to the top area of the picture Flip Flaps once I figure out which pictures I will be using.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

You Are My Happy

Made this You are my Happy card using the "You Are My Happy" trio stamp set from the September's National Stamping Month set (the Heart & the Words).
I sponged the background with Cashmere Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad and used papers from the CTMH Dream Pop paper packet.
I distressed the edges on the card and all the layers then added the button.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Autumn Card

Made this "Autumn" card using cardstock from both the Sarita & Laughing Lola Paper Packets...along with the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (the Autumn title and the leaves).
I used CTMH Chocolate Distressing Ink around the edges of the card - and I used the CTMH Edge Distresser around the two background layers.

I "kind of" followed one of the card layout patterns from the Jeanette Lynton Originals Book

Monday, September 16, 2013

CTMH Cricut Arbooking, Sept. Stamp of the Month & You Are My Happy

Made this Fall card using Close To My Heart's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, September's Stamp of the Month - Poster Tidings & from the Trio Stamp Set celebrating National Stamping Month - You Are My Happy (the bunny)

I used CTMH brown distressing ink and sponged it on the card base and also on the poster card that I stamped on with CTMH Cranberry ink, colored the leaves on the tree with CTMH Topiary Ink and then colored the Bunny in with CTMH Honey Marker.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Life Is Good

Made this card using one of the New products released in the CTMH current catalog - the Irresistibles Hexagons.  I colored them in with CTMH Inkpads Red Barn, Gypsy & Sunset.   I really like how each hexagon has different designs on them.  It comes with several different sizes included.

To make this card I sponged a white cardstock with CTMH inkpad color Cashmere.
I used the CTMH stamp set Remarkable Wreath.
I stamped the branch wreath with Barn Red and then used Gypsy to stamp on the flowers on it.
I then stamped the Life is Good with the color Sunset.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's National Stamping Month

Get this Trio Stamp Set for $10.00 when you purchase $50.00 in products during September 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

double the fun

Made this card using CTMH Sky ink and brushed it on the card to create the sky effect.
I used CTMH ProPlayer papers for the red and black print onesies and pink paper from the CTMH Dream Pop paper for the pink onesie.
I cut them out with my Cricut Mini...along with the words "double the fun".
I used CTMH red twine to create the clothes line.
The fence and the grass I bought at Crafts Direct craft store.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Made this Congrats card using CTMH Inkpads Pacific and Sky...I used a sponge with the two colors on it (one color on each end of the sponge) and brushed it on the card in a circle motion.
I used the same colors to stamp the images.
I used the CTMH stamp Set "For Always"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Made this Happy Birthday card using the new CTMH stamp set Birthday Cheer (Jeanette's Archives)
CTMH Topiary Exclusive Inks® Marker 
CTMH Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Marker
CTMH Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Marker
CTMH Cranberry Exclusive Inks® Marker
CTMH Blush Cardstock

I cut the stars and Happy Birthday To You with my Cricut Mini....then added some stick on music notes.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mini Album

Making this mini album using CTMH papers and accessories - and Flip Flaps...and cutting the words out with my new Cricut Mini.
The album is not done yet...I still need to add pictures to it.
(the back of the album has the same paper that the front does.)

Here' the front:
Major's page:
Feather's page:
Page for our Pets - and a picture of Duluth:

There are also 2 more pages that I haven't decided what to do with yet........

I have used papers from CTMH's ProPlayer...Chantilly...Dream Pop & For Always - along with blush, yellow, gypsy & gray cardstock.
CTMH Accessories and Gems.
CTMH Flip Flaps

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Base & Bling Necklace Kit

I just made the Base & Bling Necklace Kit
It was fun :-)
I did not even use all of the gems and material that are in the kit.
I wanted mine a little more plain.......

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Chocolate Affair - August Stamp of the Month

Made this notebook cover using the August Stamp of the Month - A Chocolate Affair.
I stamped on all of the images...then brushed on Cotton Candy Ink over it.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

ProPlayer Card

Made this card with the new CTMH ProPlayer Collection.
I used paper from the ProPlayer Paper Packet for the background.
Stamps from the Tech Speak Stamp Set & accents from the ProPlayer Assortment.

Supplies Used:
CTMH ProPlayer Paper Packet (X7172B)
CTMH ProPlayer Assortment (Z1879)
CTMH Tech Speak Stamp Set (C1566)
CTMH Exclusive Inks Black

3"x3" Thank You Card

Made this 3"x3" Thank You card using CTMH's new Laughing Lola Papers.
I weaved the papers to make it look like a little quilt.
I punched out three little hearts.....the top heart is paper from Laughing Lola - the two side hearts are Gypsy cardstock. 
The "Thank You!" stamped on there is from the CTMH "A Garden" stamp set.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Product Drawing

To kick off  the New Catalog/Products......anyone who places an order between now and Sunday (August 11th) at midnight - your name will be placed into a drawing to win this New Stamp Set from Jeanette's Archive...called "Pick A Posy"

Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Products Card Swap

I just participated in a CTMH New Products card swap with seven other consultants.
This was so fun :-)

This is the card that I made for it:
Here is the inside of the card:
Supplies used to make this card:
Stitched With Love Stamp Set
Cardstock Colors - Cashmere, Colonial White, Crystal Blue, Gypsy & Blush
Embellishment Colors - Hollyhock & Cream Brulee
Marker Colors - Cotton Candy, Indian Corn Blue, Gypsy, Buttercup, Cranberry & Topiary
Black Inkpad
Burlap Ribbon
Colored Buttons
Cutouts from the new Artbooking cartridge - Heart Overlay, the word Cherish, Heart Icon, Flowers
(I do not have a Cricut machine or the Artbooking cartridge so another CTMH consultant cut them out for me and mailed them to me.)

Here are the other seven cards made in the swap:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Product Line being released August 1st

There are lots of new products being released on August 1st when our new catalogs become live.
One of the new products lines I am excited about (and want to share) is CTMH's new Base & Bling wearable crafting art.
There is a necklace, hair clips, rings, headband and wrist cuff that you use jewels, fabric, florals, word accents, etc. to create your wearable art.
Here is a picture:
There is also a Fabric Necklace Kit (for only $14.95)

I think these are going to be so fun to make...and wear!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Just a reminder that you only have one week left to purchase out of the current catalogs and products come out August 1st.
A lot of the items that will be discontinued are selling if there is something you want - now would be a good time to purchase it.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Easel Card

Being a consultant.....I get to get the new products coming out on August 1st ahead of time.
I made this easel card (my first easel card)....I learned how to make these from Lexie's Cards
I used the new stamp set called Stitched With Love - and the paper that I made the quilt with is from the Sarita Paper Collection.