Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Artbooking "FOLLOW YOUR HEART" Mini Album

Hi Friends,
We created a really fun and fabulous mini album at our CTMH Annual Convention in June.  We were the lucky consultants who got to create with the new CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection before it's release.  This collection will be available here in just two days on August 1.  Here are the photos of the mini album - Enjoy!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pajama Party - Live Webcast with CTMH Artbooking Collection

Close to my Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut Artbooking Collection.  Purchase the collection here beginning August 1 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!

The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm (PST).  During the presentation, you'll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including CTMH's Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfelt walks you through the steps and gives you a sneak peek.  The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on July 31 and will be archived after the event for future viewing.  If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in the live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party "classroom" by creating a free account on the BigPictureClasses website.  Enjoy this sneak peek!

Here are the supplies needed to make the project:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*

1301 Bamboo Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1853 Aqua Dots*
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1294 Sanding Kit

*These products will be available to purchase here beginning August 1, 2013.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Hi Friends,

I'm really excited about so many new CTMH products that will debut on August 1!  To celebrate the release of our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog and all the new products, I will be having drawings on my blog throughout the month of August!  

Everyone is eligible for the drawings - just register by becoming a member of my blog and sign up to receive my blog post emails.

You'll receive extra drawing entries when you refer your friends!  
For every friend that you have referred*, you will receive an additional drawing entry.   

Good Luck Everyone!

*Referrals must be registered for the drawings and be someone outside of my friends & customers mailing list.

Workshop on the Go - Canvas Art Kit 50% off!

This beautiful canvas art kit is one of my favorite home decor kits to date and now you can get yours at half price!  These kits come with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours.  Kits include:  12x12 printed canvas, Canvas Art stamp set, baker's twine, sparkles flourish, Dimensional Elements sheets (chipboard pieces) and an instructional brochure.  The original price of $39.95 has been slashed to only $19.95.  This offer is only available during July, while supplies last.  CLICK HERE to purchase yours now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Layout - Celebrate My Hero

Our new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge makes it so fast and easy to create several layout themes.  With all the layout theme elements on the same page in the handbook and just one dial size setting, cutting your pieces is a snap!  Here are two of the themed layouts I created to honor one of our family members.  I couldn't be any more proud of my "Navy wife" niece, Angie and her husband, Chris, who is serving our country in the Navy.  Not only are we proud, but so grateful for Chris' service.

Surf's Up Club Kit with Flip Flaps!

Here are the Surf's Up club kit layouts for all of your summer photos!  Supplies used:  Surf's Up Paper Packet, Surf's Up My Stickease Assortment and the Memory Protectors Flip Flaps 12" Assortment pack.  Do you take a lot of vacation photos too?  Adding the Flip Flaps to the Surf's Up "Paradise" Layout gives you spaces for 13 photos!  You also have the option of purchasing a package of 4x6 Flip Flaps to add extra photos to your Surf's Up "Fun" Layout.

Have you ever used our Flip Flaps in any size?  They are FABULOUS and one of all-time CTMH favorite products.  I use all the sizes of Flip Flaps throughout my personal albums.  They can hold as many extra photos as you need for any layout.  All Flip Flaps have a self-adhesive strip that you attach to the outside of your layout memory protector.  The small assortment, with four different small sizes from 2x2 to 4x4, can hold any memorabilia pieces you want to add to your layout.  The 4x6 Flip Flaps can add as many photos to your layouts as you want or you can make a free-standing mini-album with them.  Want to add some extra photos to your new CTMH Crush Album?  The 4x6 Flip Flaps are the answer!  You'll find a lot of uses for these Flip Flaps.  CLICK HERE to order Flip Flaps in any size.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Consultant Kit + Cricut Artbooking Cartridge!

The REVOLUTIONARY new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Bundle will be available to the public on August 1.  You can get one RIGHT NOW at a discount!  Here's how:  Purchase our *just released* new Consultant Kit at 70% discount = $49. kit price (value $150+).  As a consultant, you'll be able to purchase the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Bundle at a consultant discount for just $77!!  

Planning to purchase the new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Bundle?  For just $27 more, you get $275+ worth of brand new CTMH products.  See the Consultant Kit contents in the post below.  

CLICK HERE for more info and to order your new Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit.  

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Consultant Kit Available Now!


70% OFF


 We all love a discount!  We covet the 20% off, 30% off, and run to the store with our 40% off coupons.  I would like to hand you a 70% off coupon for your favorite store to purchase brand new CTMH products that have not even been released yet in our Fall/Winter Idea Book!  Your 70% coupon gives you $155. worth of CTMH products for only $49.!! 
CLICK HERE to purchase your 70% off New Consultant Kit!

Our brand new Consultant kit from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book 
Get a CTMH discount EVERY DAY when you purchase a new Consultant kit.  You can order the new Autumn/Winter products now that won't be available to customers until August 1.  
I would love to have you on my CTMH team! 
This kit will only be available for 6 months.
Have questions?  Click on Join My Team FAQ.

Included in this awesome kit is everything to meet your crafting and career needs:
Read Me First Letter
Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 3)
Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125)
Petite Perks™ A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (W2026)
Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C)
Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065)
Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105)
Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190)
My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556)
My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563)
My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551)
3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


CTMH has a NEW cartridge! Artbooking! 

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

I'm so excited to share a preview of CTMH's latest innovation -- the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  This cartridge will be available to order here on August 1.  Here are the images from the Artbooking cartridge booklet. Create all the coordinating elements for your layouts with just one key & one size setting - all the elements will be in proportion.  Or whole mini albums with one or two key punches. Fonts, Tags, Accents, and more.  The Artbooking cartridge package includes 3 coordinating stamp sets & precut chipboard sheets is a great value!  This revolutionary cartridge has it all!