Friday, January 4, 2019


A New Year always brings new possibilities, and I'm super excited about what we have lined up for our customers in 2019!  I'm celebrating my 22nd anniversary with Close to My Heart this month, and I have to tell you that this company just gets better and better.  If you'd like to join the Close to My Heart family and try something NEW in 2019, visit my website at and click on "what we do."  You can sign up online--it just takes a few minutes--and get your business rolling!  I will welcome you to my team and help you get started!  If you have questions about joining CTMH, feel free to contact me!

Okay, let's get this New Year started with. . .a NEW CATALOG!  The Seasonal Expressions catalog is now LIVE.  You can view it page by page on my website (click on Products, then Idea Books) OR, if you live in the Springfield, MO, area,  you can drop by my open house next week and get a FREE catalog for yourself!  My Open House is Thursday, January 10, 5 to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, January 12, 10 a.m. to noon.  If you place an order on my website, you can also click to receive a free catalog with your order.

And, because it's a NEW month, we also have a NEW Stamp of the Month. . .

If you're a card maker, this one is a MUST HAVE.  I can NEVER get enough sentiments for my cards, and the ones in this set are FANTASTIC.  You can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase. . .but you can only get it in January!

We also have a NEW special to celebrate National Papercrafting Month.  We have an exclusive Magnolia Frame Kit, only available in the month of January.  First of all. . .let me tell you that this frame is SUBSTANTIAL.  It's made of really thick chipboard, and it's about 16" square.  You'll love how sturdy it is.  And, it's SO EASY to put together.  You can choose the grey or brown woodgrain, and the kit comes with "love" or "home" to put in the middle.  But, you could put photos or one of our big chipboard monogram letters, or print your own saying on your Cricut--the possibilities are endless.  You'll have a TON of punch-out, ready-to-assemble paper flowers that you can arrange anyway you like on your frame.  Make sure you grab some Liquid Glass while you're shopping because it's the BEST adhesive for putting the flower together and on the frame.  And, here's the amazing thing about this frame. . .it's really affordable.  If you buy one frame, it is $29.95.  If you buy two, they are $24.95 each, and if you buy three or more, they are only $19.95 each.  WHAT??!!!!  When you see these in real life, you won't believe that deal!  

I'm offering the Magnolia Frame as a Workshop on January 24th.  If you're local and want to come make one, let me know.   Cost is $24 (that's the $19.95 price plus tax/shipping).  You will need to bring Liquid Glass.  

And, last but not least, we have another NEW special running this month.  To celebrate 35 years of creativity, Close to My Heart is offering a 35% discount on all of our alphabet stamp sets!!  If you've had your eye on one of our alphabet sets, THIS is your time to buy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Close to My Heart is closing out the year with a week of online specials!  During Boxing Week, December 26-31st, Close to My Heart will be posting new specials each day.  Visit to view the deals each day.

This is also your last chance to purchase items featured in the Holiday Expressions catalog.  All the stamp sets (except for the alphabet sets) are retiring December 31st, as well as all of the themed paper packs, Workshops Your Way scrapbooking and card kits.  I think some of these items will pop up in the online specials this week, so keep an eye out for them!!

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).