Stampaganza – Free Stamp Sets in March!

You read that right!  The March special at Close to My Heart is Stampaganza… Buy 2 My Acrylix Stamp Sets – & get a 3rd Free!!  That means you choose your savings!  Anywhere PAfrom $2.95 for an M sized stamp – all the way up to $29.95 for an E-sized stamp.  Savings will be based on the lowest priced stamp sets ordered.  To start off my Stampaganza – I A Day for Mothers
ordered the Pennsylvania and California M-sized stamps  (See all the States here!) for $2.95 each and got A Day for Mother (M1137)
FREE (Mother’s Day is just around the corner!).

Believe me I’m not done yet!!  There are so many fantastic stamp sets to choose from!  Are you looking for a great alphabet set – check out Handwritten
Print (E1030)

E1030 Handwritten Pring
D1668 Charming CascadesHow about some cascading backgrounds – Charming Cascades may be just what you’re looking for!



Remember – this deal is only here through March 31st – AND – the Seasonal Expressions I catalog will expire at the end of April – so stock up on those stamps before they’re long gone!


Feel free to contact me ( or 801-920-4681)  or order directly on my site





Live Your Day – Picture My Life (Updated)

Happy New Year!!!

January is National Papercrafting Month -I’ve got a lot of projects I’d like to work on to celebrate!  I already have some lovey-dovey cards & layouts made with La Vie Enrose; and I’m thinking about a 2016 Goals/Dreams page using the November Stamp of the Month.


But I’m really excited to play with exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available only in January 2016!


This is a Picture My Life collection was that designed to coordinate perfectly with the 1601-se-everyday-life-systemEveryday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner.  So – I’ll have a set for my planner.


But – I have some other plans for this set, too – first I’m going to make some cards – the PML cards coordinate perfectly with our other papers and inks.  And this set has fun 4″ X 6″ titles/comments that will make encouraging cards – ‘Follow You Heart’, ‘Be Happy’, ‘It’s a New Day’ – as well as background patterns, hearts, flowers.  IMG_2493IMG_2494[1]And since each card has the design/image in both landscape & portrait – you can use it in the way that suits you best.

Then – the 3″ X 4″ cards have the months, journaling lines, and a place to record birthdays.  IMG_2495I am going to use these and my trusty Cricut to create a card organizing system using the Large Organizer.




IMG_2500UPDATE:  Here are some pictures of the cards & card organizer I put together.

These are made with a pretty simple Cricut cut in Design Space.


I ended up using the Medium Organizer (Z4139) IMG_2552because most of the cards I make are 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and I had less wasted space.









Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long or get organized. Get yours today for only $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone!

BONUS – if you order the Picture My Life cards (CC1058) and the Medium Organizer – send me an email, and I will send you the Design Space file to cut your own dividers.



Planners Gonna Plan – Everyday Life Planner

Woo Hoo!  I was really excited when Close To My Heart announced we would be adding the Everyday Life planner for 2016!  You see, I’m a list maker, calendar poster, schedule keeper.  My husband laughed at me for the schedule I created to make sure everyone got where they needed to on our wedding day (laugh away, but it was smooth sailing!!).

During December, you can get your hands on the new Everyday Life 1511-planner-preview-us_caPlanner bundle (CC1059) which includes the Everyday Life™ Album in black; Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages (154 pages, including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers); Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp all for only $29.95 USD / $35.95 CAD. That’s over 15% off the retail price!

With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

But this isn’t just any planner…. this planner also has coordinating My Crush pages (for journaling or more informal scrapbooking – add your memorabelia and jot down your memories on the go).  And if that isn’t enough – you can also get Picture My Life pages to add pocket scrapbooking to your planner.  (These coordinating pages will be available on 1 January 2015).

Remember – this specially priced bundle is only available during December 2015, and while supplies last – so get yours early so you can start planning your new year!  To get yours just go to and look for the Banner.




National Stamping Month

Did you know September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? (Arggh)

And… September 24th is Punctuation Day;…

How about National Stamping Month? – it’s all September long!!  In honor of National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart has not just one, but THREE exclusive stamp sets.  So – whether you’re a Cardmaker, Traditional Scrapbooker or Pocket Scrapbooker – or some hybrid in between  – we’ve got a stamp set for you!  The Hello, Life! Stamp sets can be purchased individually, or combine all three for even more crafty options and savings!g

1509-cc-nsm-hello-life-02Cardmaker?  – this set is great for sending birthday wishes, thank yous, or just saying Hello!  The set includes both sentiments and images for sending love & well wishes.


Scrapbooker? – show how happy life is with these fun titles and images on your layouts no matter what size scrapbooks you create.

Pocket Scrapbooker? – these stamps are just the right size for pockets & cute mini albums –1509-cc-nsm-hello-life-01 pair these with the Picture My Life card sets for even more options!


Don’t feel pigeon-holed – you don’t have to choose!  Are you a PocketCardScrapper?  That’s great!  Although these sets were designed for a niche, they all cross over!  As a matter of fact, the card I made only used one little stamp from the Cardmaking set – the majority of the images came from the Pocket Scrapbooking set (and I’m not even a Pocket Scrapbooker (gasp!).  *this card was inspired by Jessica Kaiser.

And … to add even more versatility, all three of these sets coordinate with the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  Cut out the shapes with your Cricut – use some 3D foam tape and add dimension to any of your artwork.

So remember, National Stamping Month ends September 30th (eww – that’s also fiscal year end for some) – so get yours before they’re gone.  Individual sets are $11.95 – Scrapbooking (CC1040), Cardmaking (CC1041),  Pocket Scrapbooking (CC1042) –  but you can get all three for just $34.95.  Jump on over to my site or give me a call (801-920-4681).

Watch social media for #CTMHHelloLife – for lots of fun ideas.

Enjoy! ~Gerri