Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday deals are up and running on my WEBSITE!  Be sure you check it out. . .you never know what you'll find!  While you're there, be sure to visit the clearance section as well--you may score some great products for some very low prices!  Don't forget that the Holiday catalog is starting to wind down, which means that some of our seasonal products (like Christmas die cuts) may start to run out.  Get them before they are gone!!

Anyone who orders on my website from Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be entered into a drawing for $50 in free products of your choice!  If you order on both days, I'll enter you twice!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Incredible Sign-Up deal in November!

Every now and then, Close to My Heart offers one of those awesome sign-up deals that is just too good to pass up!  THIS IS ONE OF THOSE!!  During the month of November, if you sign up as a Consultant and purchase the $75 starter kit--which contains over $200 worth of creative/business materials--you'll get $75 in CTMH Cash that you can spend on products of your choice from the CTMH catalog.  

I'd love for you to join my team. . .whether you're in my corner of southwest Missouri or across the country!  We have a great team Facebook page where we share ideas and information, and I'm here to help you reach whatever goals you have set for yourself.  To sign up, visit  If you have questions, feel free to contact me.  You can also join in on the Live broadcast from Close to My Heart next week and learn about the perks of signing up this month.  Note that the time listed is Mountain Time, which will be 4:30 Central Time.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Specials!

It's kind of crazy keeping track of all the wonderful things that Close to My Heart has been offering lately!  One thing I can tell you is that ALL of these specials are AWESOME whether you create the projects shown or design your own projects. To see all of your purchasing options for each special, hop over to my CTMH website and take a look at the home page.  Each of the specials will scroll continuously on the front page.  When you see one that catches your fancy, click on it to see the buying options (and to access the free downloadable project guides that come with many of these specials).

Let me start with a couple of them, and then I will come back and show you some more in a couple of days. . .


If you're familiar with Close to My Heart, you'll know that we feature an exclusive stamp set each month.  This stamp set is not part of our regular catalog and can only be purchased during its featured month.  You can purchase the stamp set at full retail price ($18.95) or you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Keep in mind that OTHER specials (such as the Great Outdoors special below) can count toward that $50 purchase!

Our November Stamp of the Month is the Seasonal Trees stamp set.  Look at these cute trees!  And the creative possibilities are endless with all of the cute images you can add to your trees--so fun!!

The next special I want to tell you about is the "Great Outdoors" special.  My customers are ALWAYS hunting for more masculine images to add to their stamp collection, and these animals fit the bill!  You can purchase the stamp set for $18.95 OR you can get the whole bundle for $25.95.  I would ABSOLUTELY get the bundle because the amount of paper that you get for the extra $7 is wonderful!  Plus, when you purchase the bundle, you can download instructions from my website ( for making the layouts and cards shown in the photo below. . .or you can just the stamp set and papers to create anything you like!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October Stamp of the Month

Check out our beautiful October Stamp of the Month, Thanks & Giving.  You can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase this month, or you can purchase it at the regular retail price of $18.95.  But, either way--it's only here for the month of October!

Monday, October 1, 2018

It's October!! Check out our new Holiday Sparkle Shaker Card Kit!

We've moved on to a new month and new specials!  For the month of October, we'll be featuring the Holiday Sparkle Card Kit.  This kit is insanely cute with the fun colors and bright images. . .you're going to LOVE it!  And, it features our new Shaker Card accessories.  Believe me, once you start making these shaker cards, you're going to turn into a shaker card junkie.  We've got these awesome new foam circles and acetate windows that make shaker cards a breeze!  

For this special, you have three purchasing options:

1)  Purchase the whole kit with the stamp set included for $38.95--your best deal.  The stamp set is not required to complete these cards because the sentiments are already printed on the cards. . .but, you can add the sentiments from this stamp set to the inside of the cards OR you could also stamp them inside the shaker windows.  

2)  Purchase the stamp set by itself for $18.95.  This is one of those fantastic stamp sets with images you can use all year long (as well as some just for Christmas). 

3)  Purchase the card kit by itself for $29.95.  Again, the stamp set is not required to make the cards--though you can add it onto the card kit for only $9 more! 

To buy, just visit my website at  Don't forget that you can get my Grateful Card Card Workshop cutting guide for FREE when you make a $25 or more purchase from my website (see previous post. . .make sure you message me that you want the cutting guide).  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

One of those "Gotta Have It" Sets!

I'm just loving this September Stamp of the Month.  Not only does it have a great year-round sentiment, one Halloween sentiment and two Christmas sentiments, but it's full of cute little images that you can use on all kinds of projects!  Be sure you snag this one before it's gone!!  You can get the stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase. . .and, believe me, when you see what's in the new Holiday Expressions catalog, you'll want everything in it!!  You can also purchase it at regular price, $18.95, with no additional purchase required.   You can shop online at or, if you're local, contact me directly.

Take a look at some of the fun cards you can make with this stamp set!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Grateful Heart Card Workshop Now Available!

I do lots of workshops, but I don't often get the chance to sit down and design a full workshop, complete with cutting guides and instructions (and I'm amazed by Consultants who can crank out these workshop guides regularly).  But, when I saw the Grateful Heart paper pack in our new Holiday Expressions catalog, I knew I HAD to create a workshop with this paper!  I love all of the rich colors and patterns in this paper pack, and I love the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp set that goes with it.  

X7237B  Grateful Heart Paper Pack

X7237D  Grateful Heart Coordinating Cardstock

Pocket Card Pages from the Grateful Heart Paper Pack--so cute!!!!

C1727 Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp Set

Here's a look at each of the cards:

Christina's Grateful Heart 15-Card Workshop

My cutting guide is for 15 cards--one of each--but you can actually make 30 cards from your paper pack. . .just repeat the cutting guide with the second sheet of each paper.  

Here's what you'll need to make create these cards:

X7237B  Grateful Heart Paper Pack
X7237D  Grateful Heart Coordinating CS
White CS—2 sheets (one for the cutting guide and extra for butterflies/leaves)
C1727 Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp Set
Memento or Intense Black Stamp Pad
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z4170 New England Ivy Burlap (I only used this on a couple of the cards)
Z1979 Journaling Pen
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (you’ll need 15)
ShinHan Markers:  Marigold, Carmine, Sap Green, Marine Blue & Mahogany
Z2854 Pomegranate Stamp Pad (or any red/burgundy)—only used on one card
Z2850 Fern Stamp Pad (you could also use New England Ivy)
Z2060 Thin Foam Tape
Additional word stamps of your choice

Here's how you can get your cutting guide:  make a $25 minimum purchase from me at  Message me at and let me know you'd like the workshop files.  I will send the files to you right away!  

If you prefer coloring with watercolor pencils or paint, feel free to switch it up.  You could also emboss these gorgeous butterflies with black embossing powder to make them pop even more!!   

Another way to get this workshop guide is to join my team! I share all of my cutting guides and creations with my team members, and I'd love to help you get your business off to a great start.  NOW is a fantastic time to get rolling. . .our brand new catalog is a HIT!   To sign up, just visit my website at  If you have questions about becoming a Consultant, feel free to message me!