Archive | July, 2012

CTMH August Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring August’s SOTM, which is Baroque Borders, a set of five stamps.  This stamp set is available for $5 with any $50 purchase!  Since it’s a brand new catalog it should be easy to spend $50 and get this fabulous set for $5!   If you have come here from Michelle’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have fifty-eight Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!



I love to do different types of projects.  I have so many scrapbooks so I’ve moved into doing more home décor and such.  This is a great stamp set for home décor!  This is a $5 picture frame from Target and I’ve used the new La Belle Vie Paper Packet, just now available August 1st!  I just love the colors in this paper packet.

I chose the La Belle Vie Pink Paper and the Baroque Borders stamp to make a custom pattered paper with Bamboo Ink to complement the La Belle patterned paper.  I then cut a 4×6 mat out of La Belle Vie Mauve and mounted it onto Bamboo.  Voila! A beautiful and unique Framed Photo!






I also made the box above with the same paper pack and stamp set.  I’ve used the remainder of the custom paper I created with the stamps for the liner inside the Close to My Heart My creations Card Box.    These baroque borders stamps are large so I used just the inside of them to create the border on the top of the box.  Still using the La Belle Vie Paper pack to coordinate with the framed picture of course!  Topped the box with a Flower made from the new Cricut Artiste cartridge in La belle Vie paper.

Now “Hop” on over to Pamela’s Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or email me at to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

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Cricut Artiste!

Coming August 1st and ONLY from Close to My Heart …the new Cricut Artiste cartridge (and more goodies with it!)

I will have mine on Thursday and will be quick at work this weekend to make some fun items to share!

Check out the handbook for this AMAZING cartridge…if you like Art Philosophy….you are going to FLIP for Artiste!

Cupcake wrappers, so many 3d objects, really cool cards and more!

I am offering FREE SHIPPING on this item to anyone who pre-orders from me before July 29th.    Email for pre-order information.


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Gift for a new mom

I fell in love with the Dotty for You papers and I was making some baby shower gifts for a friend (pics to come) and decided it would be cool to do some gifts for mom too.  My son is 11 now and I have the cute things he did and said written in 45 places :)  I thought it would be cute to make a Mom’s Journal for her to write down all of the cute things the baby does and says as he/she gets older.


Here is the result!  (Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy as I took with my phone).


All I did was cover a really inexpensive composition book.   I have more ideas for journals and now that school supplies are on sale it’s a good time to stock up for future gifts!

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Exciting News from CTMH on new catalog…and new cricut cartridge!!!

Exciting news!!!  The new Fall/Winter 2012 idea book is coming out in 2 weeks! 

With this, some information you are going to need to know if you want to grab some expiring deals before then….

8 paper packs will be retiring  so grab them now if you want them

  • Four Papers from the Spring & Summer Idea Book will retire on 7/31. These are:  Footloose, Superhero, Lucy and Cruisin as well as the coordinated accessories.   Also retiring will be four 4 papers from the 2011 Autumn Winter Idea Book which were still available:  Sonoma, Elemental, Roxie & Typeset.  

 Our new idea book will be available starting August 1st!

 You will be able to see it online August 1st at Or email me and I will send you a complimentary book. I will have them this week!

There are some really exciting things in this new catalog!

8 New paper packs

Four returning paper packs (Stella, Victory, Pemberley and Florentine)

13 New Workshops on the Go – there are some fun kits here!  An advent project, a party project, some layouts and cardmaking projects.

Here is the Spellbound workshop:

THE most exciting addition to the new catalog is the NEW Artiste Cricut Collection!  It includes cupcake wrappers as well as tons of other designs and more stamp sets will coordinate than ever!

Changes to Studio J

This is CTMH digital scrapbooking.  I love to scrap but I have limited time so I have used Studio J for my recent vacations and special occasions and am in LOVE!  It leaves me more time to do fun projects and cards with my papers and supplies but still create beautiful books from anywhere.  The quality of the layouts when printed is unbelievable!

We no longer will require a membership for Studio J – all layouts will be 6.95 and include a free JPG to reprint!  You can create all you like for free and only pay for layouts you want to order.  There will be a buyout for anyone with memberships.  Email me with any questions.

Become a consultant for just $49

You will get a basic kit that allows you to start your business and start receiving a 22% commission on all orders for just $49.  If you sign up during August, you will also receive a free backpack storage bag for free.  This bag is not available for purchase anywhere!

Did you know?  You don’t have to be a salesperson to be a CTMH consultant.  CTMH offers a hobbyist consultant position.  If you sign up for the low cost of $49 and receive all of the goodies shown in the pic, you will have the 22% discount for your first three months.  After that, you need only sell (or buy for yourself) $100 per quarter in retail to maintain hobbyist status.  As a hobbyist you will have a lower commission (or discount as you will) of 10% but you will have access to CTMH training and more!  If you would like more information please email me at to join my team!  I have been very happy and successful as a CTMH consultant without being a salesperson per se!

National Stamping Month Special (for a month and a half!)

Get this double stamp set for $5 when you purchase $35 between August 15th and September 30th.  AND if your total purchase is $50 or more you can also purchase the respective stamp of the month for $5!  You can double dip on this !

I will be posting more in the weeks to come as I start creating projects with itms from the new catalog.  If you have questions about any of the items in this list or would like to order anything, you can order directly from or if you have an order of $150 or more please email me first at for hostess incentives!  If you are thinking of a cricut cartridge at $99, it isn’t far to get to $150 and receive some free product!  Ask your friends and have a ‘book party’ if this item is on your list!

I will cover shipping to hostess for any ‘book party’ in August!!!    So if you were already going to order the Cricut collection, find a friend to go in for the other $50 or buy a little more, get some free product and I will pay for the shipping to you as a hostess in August only!

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So quiet…..

Sorry it’s been quiet for a few weeks.  Was in Disney on vacation and getting ready before.  I have some great things to post from gifts made for a friend’s recent baby shower to new and exciting CTMH promotions and products coming in the new catalog.  Check back this week for more!

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