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Saturday, December 3, 2016

For the month of December, we have a fun special featuring our mini albums.  And, mini albums just happen to make GREAT Christmas gifts!  In December, you can select from three different mini album product bundles, all at great discounts.  See the bundles listed below and check out the savings!!  You can order online at christina.closetomyheart.com.


Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle | CC1197 

Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean
#Life™ Cards—Enjoy
#Life™ Overlays—Black
Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4"
Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2"
Retail Value: $27.75  Your Price: $18.95 

Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198

Instalife™ Album—Blush
#Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous
#Life™ Overlays—Gold
Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4"
Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2"
Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95

 Adventure Mini Album Bundles | CC1200

Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes
My Crush® Adventure Calls Memory Protectors™ (Choose 6" x 8" (CC1199), 4" x 6" (CC1200), or 3" x 4" (CC1021))
Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Happy Christmas Special


  This month has flown by!  My apologies for not posting this special sooner!  During the month of November, you have the opportunity to purchase a fantastic bundle of products that you can use to make some incredible projects.  To take advantage of this fun special and the great discounted deals below, visit my website at christina.closetomyheart.com






Your bundle includes:

 My Legacy™ D-Ring Red Album in D-Ring or Post-bound
 Memory Protectors™— Top Load (10 Pack)
 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
 City Sidewalks Complements
 Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock 
White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)
 Retail Value: $78.45 Your Price: $69.95

With this delicious bundle of products, you can make these five super cute Christmas layouts.  You can download the cutting guide and instructions from my website.  But, WAIT. . .there's more!  You'll also get instructions for some awesome decor projects (shown below).  These decor items are no longer in the catalog, but you can purchase them at discounted prices this month.  You don't have to purchase the Happy, Happy Christmas bundle to get these great deals on these decor pieces, so STOCK UP BEFORE THEY ARE GONE.  They make AWESOME Christmas gifts!


Display Tray , Z1750
Retail Value:  $19.95, Now only $14!!!

Magnetic Chalkboard Z2006
Retail Value:  $28.95, NOW $17.40

5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Retail Value:  $18.95, NOW $12.35


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Christmas Card Marathon


I've got two rounds of my Christmas Card Marathon Workshop coming up next week--one on Tuesday, Oct. 25th, and a second on Thursday, Oct. 27th.  For card marathons, we make 20 cards in one night. . .four each of five different designs.  These are the designs I've picked out for this round.  Cost for the class is a $25 minimum order.  If you're interested in this workshop but can't make it on either of these dates, let me know.  I may consider repeating this class again in November.






Friday, October 14, 2016

October Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Joy


If you're starting to feel the itch to make some beautiful Christmas cards or other projects, take a look at our October Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Joy.  Check out these cool intricate designs!   You can stamp them in a solid color, emboss them, or stamp them in black and color in the design with markers or pencils.  I decided to go all out in red and gold for these cards, and I hope you enjoy the ideas.  I combined gold embossing with our Gold Shimmer Trim and Cranberry red cardstock.  I even snuck in some of that beautiful gold-dotted vellum paper from the Rustic paper pack.

If you'd like to get your hands on this stamp set, visit my website at http://christina.ctmh.com to order.  As always, you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase or buy it at the regular retail price of $17.95.  















Sunday, October 2, 2016

Introducing my Swan Lake 10-Page Workshop

Swan Lake is a fun paper pack with colors that will work wonderfully with a variety of photos.  There are hints of autumn in the paper pack, but I find that it's a great year-round collection.  I've designed a 10-page (five two-page layout) workshop with the Swan Lake Paper Pack and Accessories.  If you purchase the items for this project from me (in person or through my website), I will e-mail you the cutting files for these layouts.   You can order all of the supplies on my website at christina.closetomyheart.com.








Here's what you will need:

X7212B  Swan Lake Paper Packet, $9.95
X7212D  Swan Lake Coordinating Cardstock, $9.95
X7212C  Swan Lake Complements, $6.95
Z2012 Gold Assortment Sequins, $2.95
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trimmer, $4.95
Eight sheets 12 x 12 White Cardstock--1385, $9.50 (this item is optional--not required to receive the cutting guide)

Layout 1


Layout 2

Layout 3

Layout 4

Layout 5








Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FALL CARD MARATHON COMING SEPTEMBER 22nd


Time for another CARD MARATHON!!   Join me Thursday, September 22nd, 6 p.m. for my Fall Card Marathon.  We will make 20 cards in one night--four each of five different designs.  These cards are designed to be versatile--you're welcome to switch out the message on the cards to anything you need (thank you, birthday, sympathy, etc.).   Cost for the workshop is a $25 minimum order.  Sign up NOW!!   Here are the cards that I have lined up for the evening:

Here's a really simple card featuring the floral paper from the Swan Lake paper pack and the woodgrain paper from the Rustic paper pack. . .I love them mixed together!  

I get a lot of requests for masculine cards because most of the cards we make in my classes tend have some of those girly touches (sparkles, bling, flowers, etc.).   We have several new outdoorsy stamp images (deer, barns, etc.) that I think will work nicely on this card--you can pick whichever one you like.  

I think this card will work for all kinds of occasions--birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, etc.  I'll let you select whatever word stamp you want for the front of the card.

The reason I'm showing you two cards here is because I'm going to put out a variety of background papers that you can choose from.  So, you may actually go home with four different backgrounds with the same card design.

Since it is my "Fall Card Marathon," I thought I'd include at least one card that has a fall vibe.  You can put whatever message on it, and you could sub a flower for the pumpkin if you really didn't want it to have that fall look.