Jeepers Creepers!!!

Jeepers Creepers – is it time for Halloween already?!  I know it’s still a month away, but check out these great papers & embellishments.  And guess what – like so many of our products – although it’s themed – you can take it outside the box and use it in different ways.  Check out these cards.


Check out these 2 cards – identical design, using different patterns – one is a fun kids card, the other works great for adults or anyone.


Here’s a nice, not-so-scary Get Well card


How about a non-Halloween sympathy card…


So whether you want to create Halloween themed fun or take this great paper in a different direction – have fun!!




Saying Goodbye to Summer Products

I know we still have a few more weeks on the calendar of summer, but school’s back in session, the weather is getting cooler, and it’s time once again to say good bye to summer.  It’s also time to say good bye to the products in the CTMH Season Expressions II idea book.  We’ve had some fun papers and great stamp sets to play with this past summer – I’ve loved so many of them – I hate to see them go!  Here are a few of my favorites.

MAGICAL Workshop Your Way, Amusement Park and Beyond Awesome stamp sets.


CALYPSO Workshop Your Way, Tickled Pink, Safari Ballet, Wise-Guy Birthday stamp sets.


FLORENCE Workshop Your Way, A Bunch of Love and Smarty Pants stamp sets


These products will be available through 31 August – or while supplies last.  Check out all the retiring products on my web site

Contact me if you have any questions!


Purr-fect Halloween SOTM

Good morning!  I just wanted to take a minute to share the August Stamp of the Month with you.  It’s such a fun and versatile stamp set.  I know the name of it includes Halloween – but you can leave off the Halloween portions and just have a cat stamp.  I even saw another consultant create an amazing patterned background with just the smaller pieces (eyes, end of the tag, etc)


This cute stamp set has 17 images and coordinates with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (see the image outlined in red below).  Dress up your cat with stamped images, watercolors or markers.  You get to pick his (or her) eyes, and even add a bat nose.

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Here’s the card I made for the Calypso classes.  It uses Calypso paper packet, Sapphire cardstock and ink, Lemon pigment ink with clear embossing powder and the craft heater, some sequins from the Magical pack, and Bitty Sparkles.

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Here’s a watercolored card from CTMH (I didn’t even realize I used the same stamp until I just pulled this down to post it).  In addition to the watercolors, this home office card also uses Calypso along with some Fundamentals papers.


This stamp set is only available through 31 August.  You can get it for just $17.95 or with a $50 purchase, pay just $5 (!  What a great deal!




Baby I’m Worth IT!

1604-cc-baby-im-worth-itThe April Constant Campaign at Close To My Heart is FABULOUS!  Have you ever considered teaching others to be make cards or scrapbooks?  Would you like to purchase sweet Close To My Heart products at a discount?  Or – would you like to do ALL of these things AND get paid for it?  Then this month’s special is for YOU!



When you sign up as a consultant during April – you get:

  • The New Consultant Kit for just $75 (retail value of product and supplies is $205!)
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to personalize your kit with the things you’d like for building your business (or building your stash!)
  • The chance to earn a free CRICUT cartridge or $100 in additional Select Product Credit by submitting $350 in sales during your first 30 days.15-ai-cricut-artfully-sent-collection
  • The Straight To the Top Incentive Program – earn additional product and exclusive1510-straight-to-the-top-medium-organizer-with-productstamp sets, bags & jewelry based on sales submitted (plus the commission on those sales!)




Those are the product & monetary benefits – but in addition there are:


  • New friends to meet (customers, fellow consultants, other business folks)
  • Fantastic Up Line and Side Line support – business questions, artistic inspiration – you name it!
  • Amazing artwork ideas – the Home Office does a wonderful job of providing artwork you can use in your business – or create your own – the choice is yours.
  • Beautiful paper crafting products to play with!

So, whether you are a hobbyist (you just want to build your stash at a great price), would like to add a little income by doing this part time, or if you’d like to build a larger business & team – just go to my website at – to look for more details and get signed up.

If you have additional questions please give me a call at 801-920-4681 or email at  – I would love to be a part of the team that helps you succeed!!



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




Stamp of the Month – Beloved Bouquet…

s1601Just in time for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to let someone know you’re thinking about them use this beautiful stamp set!  With the full beautiful flowers – this is a perfect stamp for the base and shade technique.  I just learned about this stamping technique a few months ago and was excited to give it a try.  In addition to the flowers & leaves for the base & shade stamping.  This set also has nice sentiments for Valentine’s Day or anytime.



So – if you aren’t familiar with base and shade stamping here’s how it works.  For each image, you have a solid stamp and an outline stamp.  You stamp the solid image and then stamp on top of that with the outline.


This works great with a lighter and darker shade of the same color family. This image uses Pixie (for the base) and Pomegranate Exclusive Inks (for the shading).  (Check out all 40 Exclusive Ink colors here –





Or if you don’t have 2 different shades of the same color family, just create the solid image base with a second generation stamp (ink your stamp, stamp onto a scrap, then stamp your image without reinking).  Then use the full color for the outline stamp.  This is a great way to stretch your budget by getting additional colors with fewer stamp pads.  The card on the left, uses Cotton Candy for the flower and Sweet Leaf for the leaves.

Alternatively, you can use the colored ink for the solid image and then stamp the outline in black.




The base & shade technique really adds dimension to your papercrafting.  I really liked how these images looked fussy cut.  You can add some 3D tape and create even more depth.

If you like this stamp set, act quickly because it is only available in during January 2016.  You can purchase the set straight up for $17.95 or get if for only $5 with any $50 purchase!  January 2016 SOTM – Beloved Bouquet


Close To My Heart Cyber Week Sale!

Good Evening!

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and a relaxing weekend.  If you braved the Black Friday crowds, I hope you were successful in finding some awesome deals.  I prefer to shop from my computer, so I’ve been watching the online sales.

Close To My Heart’s Cyber sale starts Monday, 30 November at 9:00 AM MST, through Friday, 4 December at 4:00 PM MST.   For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price!

Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the 15-ai-cricut-artfully-sent-collectionholidays at an amazing discount!  This deal even includes our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, which comes with over 700 images for making awesome cards, cardstock, and 3 stamp sets that are exclusinve to this Cricut Collection!




1511-cc-cyberweekTo see all the items included in the sale and take advantage of these great deals – just go to and look for the special shopping menu entitled “Cyberweek Sale!”




Happy Crafting!