Thursday, April 11, 2019


The new Seasonal Expressions is coming and I want to party!!

I will be hosting an Open House Event to kick off the new catalog!  It's going to be SO MUCH FUN, that I decided to offer two dates - one in the evening and another in the morning to give everyone a chance to attend!

LOCATION: 1120 Deer Run Road, Murfreesboro
Dates & Times:
Friday, May 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Receive a FREE gift If you RSVP to let me know you are coming!

**Come see what's new in our Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog!**

**See the National Scrapbooking Month special!**

I'm going through my inventory and I'm slashing prices on many items!
I'm also adding items that have not been in my sale before!
**Come check out the BIG markdowns!**

Everyone that places an order on my Open House Mystery Hostess Party will have a a chance to win FREE product! 1 chance for every $25 order. ($50 - 2 chances, etc) Drawing will be held on May 5.
You may place your order on-line or at my Open House!

**Pre-order a Create and Take project (Optional)**
2-page layout and one card with BRAND NEW product!
Project pieces will be pre-cut for you but you will also have
EXTRA product to play with to create more on your own!
Create the projects at my open house or take it with you!
See below to pre-order your kit!

Must pre-order by April 24.

KIT - $18.00
Kits will not be mailed.  You can pick it up at my Open House

Here is a sneak peek of the Create & Take 
(I'm not allowed to share new products until May 1!)

But I would LOVE to know if you are coming!!
RSVP that you are coming (and which day) and I will have a FREE Gift for you!

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Love So Sweet

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Love So Sweet. If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

I wanted to use a some of my Celebration Mix In paper so first I chose the Sapphire pattern.  Then I turned to my How To Book to see what colors would look good with Sapphire.  Raspberry, Saffron and Fern were suggested so this was just perfect for my flowers and butterfly!   

The grey/white plaid pattern piece is from the Feels Like Home paper pack.  To give my plain rectangle shape some interest, I used the scallop border thin cut on one side.  I used a round tag from the Fancy Tags thin cut set as my 'landing' point for the flowers stamping the greenery in Fern ink and also a small butterfly in Saffron ink directly onto the tag.

Creating a multi-color butterfly is easy!  Here is how I did it.   Using a sponge dauber, I rubbed Saffron ink onto a piece of white daisy cardstock.  Then I rubbed Goldrush onto both sides of the saffron.  Next, I stamped the butterfly in black ink.  You can see that the tips of the wings picked up the Goldrush color while the saffron color shows mostly in the middle.  Try this technique out with other colors.   It really makes some beautiful butterflies!

Remember! This stamp only available during the month of April!  
Get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase!

Products used:
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - X254
White Daisy Cardstock - X6207
Celebrations Mix In Paper - X9003
Feels Like Home Paper -X7243B
Thin Cuts - Fancy Tags Z4305
Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders Z4241
Fern Exclusive Ink - Z2850
Goldrush Exclusive Ink - Z2823
Saffron Exclusive Ink - Z2851
Raspberry Exclusive Ink - Z2812
Black Exclusive Ink - Z2805
Silver Glitter Gem - z4191
Sponge Daubers - Z726

Contact your consultant to order.  If you do not have one, you can order right from website! 

Now it is time to hop over to Becca Whitham's Blog and see what she has to share!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Summer Virtual Classes coming soon!

One great thing about being a CTMH consultant is our early 1 month preview to the new catalog!  I received my new catalog at the Seasonal Expressions 2 Launch I hosted (another perk) and all I can say right now is WOW!!!  So many great papers, stamps and more! 

Here's a peek at the cover of this new catalog!

I immediately loved all four of the new Cardmaking Workshop Your Way kits!  I loved them so much that I wanted to do another Summer Virtual Card Class!   I've done 2 other sessions of virtual cardmaking classes and they were so much fun!  If you did not participate, here is how my virtual class works.  (This year I'm adding a 2nd option)

Option 1 - Pre-Cut Option.  Place your order for the class kit with me.  I'll submit the order, it will ship to me. I'll pre-cut the kit and ship to you! The cost of this option is $30.  This includes shipping to you priority mail.  Everything you need is in the kit except for ink pads.  Many times attendees already have the colors of ink they need.  I will send a list of ink colors needed and you will be able to add ink pads to your order if you want for an additional cost.   I ship out the kits so that everyone has received theirs by the 15th-20th of the month.  

Option 2 - Order On Your Own Option.   This option is new.  There might be a few ladies out there that WANT to cut their own paper.  This gives you a little more creative options when you complete your cards.  I will have a Class Party Link posted.  Those ordering the kits on their own will need to join that link and purchase their kits on my website no later than the 5th of the month.  (This will be the close date of the party).  This should ensure that everyone receives their kit by the 15th.   You will have the ability to add other items to your order.  Your kit ships directly to you from Close To My Heart.

ALL kits will include supplies to create 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) including an exclusive stamp set, 12 cards & envelopes and instruction guide.  Additional supplies needed: Ink, blocks, scissors, and adhesive.   I will post a list of inks needed before placing the order so you can add any additional inks if needed.

There will be a private closed classroom set up on Facebook.  I will post two videos each month for the class.  The 1st video will be cutting the paper.  Those cutting their own papers can cut along with me or they can use the included guide.  The 2nd video will the creative video.  Watch and work along me as I show you how to create the cards, pointing out tips and techniques along the way.  The videos stay up so you will have access to them any time you want - even after the session is over!

As a special bonus - I will create two extra cards using the same pre-cut pieces to show you different options for the cards not shown in the guide!  You will see these shared ONLY in this classroom!  I provide complete instructions for the extra cards that you can use to create your own!

BUT WAIT!!  There is an EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS!  Everyone that participates in my Summer Session of Classes (May, June, July and August) will receive a special card kit from me for FREE!!  I will send you a pre-cut kit for 4 exclusive cards created with the the Mix In papers!  

So - are you in?  I will be sending out the first class information by April 29th. 

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