CTMH Cyber Week Sale!

CTMH Cyber Week Sale

Close To My Heart is having a Cyber Week Sale!!! From Monday, November 30 – Friday December 4, 2015, you can shop a variety of CTMH products for 25% off retail prices! Included in the sale is the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection. Artfully Sent is focused on cards, so if you haven’t started making your cards this year, you’ll find many Holiday-themed cards on this cartridge to make in a breeze.

Be ready to start shopping at 9:00 am (MST) on Monday. For all of these great specials and more, click here to shop!

Happy Savings!

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CTMH “Nevermore” Halloween Decorations

It’s almost October, and time to get out your Halloween decorations. Haven’t had time to shop for decorations this year? Well then, it’s time to get out your stamps, scissors, and glue, and make some adorable decorations of your own!

Here is some amazing artwork by Close To My Heart to get your creative juices flowing…

Banner, Wreath, Framed Artwork, and Candles

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WOW, talk about festive! With the Nevermore Paper Packet and a little help from the CTMH Cricut Collections, you can turn your house into a Halloween masterpiece!

Card, Cupcake Holder, and Treat Bag

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Just imagine receiving this creative bat card as a party invitation… who wouldn’t attend that party? The cupcake holder and treat bag add to the Halloween ambiance.

Treat Tub and Treat Bags

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Such an artistic way to deliver your candies and treats this year!

Halloween Surprise Cracker and Treat Tub

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The hard part will be deciding what to put inside these creative treat holders!

If you would like to learn more about the Nevermore Paper Packet and coordinating accessories, please click here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Cyber Monday and Deal of the Decade!

Cyber Monday Special: Save on Cricut Collections!

Cyber Monday

Welcome to Cyber Monday! For the first time EVER, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday deal! Today ONLY, all of the CTMH Cricut Collections are 20% off! That’s a $20 savings on each collection! If you have been thinking, wishing, dreaming, about owning one (or all!) of these fabulous collections, today is the day to get a great deal. If you are unfamiliar with the Cricut Collections, check them out below.

Click on the links to learn more about each collection:

Arfully Sent Cricut Collection

Art Philosophy Cricut Collection

Artbooking Cricut Collection

Artiste Cricut Collection

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Or, go straight to the shopping page here.

 Deal of the Decade!

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Since it’s a new month, Close To My Heart has a new promotion for you as well! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 Idea Book for only $10! That’s up to $7.95 savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price! Once you reach the $50 mark, purchase as many $10 stamp sets as you would like! View Deal of the Decade, here.

Plus, a brand new Stamp of the Month set begins today, so a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month set for only $5.00! I’ll show some projects with this set tomorrow, but here is the 11-stamp “Cutie Pie” set:

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WOW, what great savings! Let’s say that you purchase one of the Cricut Collections today… You would receive $20 off your collection, be eligible to purchase the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, and be able to purchase an unlimited amount of $10 stamp sets, saving up to $7.95 PER set! I wish it was Cyber Monday everyday!

Happy Savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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November Featured Papers: Pathfinding

Pathfinding: November Featured Papers of the Month

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The fall season is upon us, and Close To My Heart has perfectly themed papers and projects to capture the look and feel of the season! For the month of November, I will be featuring the “Pathfinding” papers and accessories. Perfect for your Thanksgiving memories and all of your fall layouts and cards.

Here is a sampling of corporate artwork made with the Pathfinding papers:

Scrapbook Layouts

02 – Sarita L3 02 – Sarita L3 Pathfinding scrap



 3-D Projects


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Featured Products: Pathfinding

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Pathfinding Paper Packet $9.95

6 – 12″ × 12″ B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)
6 – 12″ × 12″ Cardstock Sheets (2 Champagne, 2 Chocolate, 1 Autumn Terracotta, 1 Olive)

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Pathfinding Complements $4.95

2 – 12″ × 6″ Coordinating Chipboard Sheets

Pathfinding assortment

Pathfinding Assortment $6.95

10-piece set of printed wood and cork shapes; adhesive-backed; ½”–1¼”

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Current Promotions:

Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons and Deals for 09/14/14


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Check this blog each Sunday for the latest coupons from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and current promotions from CTMH and Scrapbooking Sue.

Here are the coupons starting 09/14/14:


You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

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CTMH Promotions:

Don’t forget about the current CTMH deals, promotions, and/or freebies available this month. These deals are only available until September 30th (unless otherwise noted):

1. FREE Cricut Collection for Montana Residents!

Residents of Montana that join my team from September 5th – October 5th, 2014, will receive a FREE CTMH Cricut Collection (valued at $99)! It’s only $99 to join my team and you will receive over $450 in products! Please click HERE for more details.

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FREE Cricut Collection for Montana Residents!

2. CTMH September Stamp of the Month – “Family is Forever”

7 stamps for only $5.00! Find out more HERE.

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$5 Stamp of the Month!


3. September Constant Campaign Promotion: #30yearsofhappy

This month, when you purchase $30 in current, retail-priced stamps, you will receive the 30 stamp mini set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! Find out more HERE.

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Set of 30 Stamps FREE!

Scrapbooking Sue’s Promotions

1. FREE Exclusive Stamp Set with the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

This week only (until September 21st), receive a FREE exclusive stamp set from me when you purchase the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection! To find out more about Artfully Sent, please go HERE.

CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

2. “Stretching Your Workshops” Program

Receive FREE PDF e-files for 4 scrapbook layouts! I designed this program to give you added value for your Workshops On The Go purchases. Get more out of your workshops and supplies by utilizing this FREE program, which includes: complete cutting guides, directions and  instructions, and full color artwork pictures for making additional scrapbook layouts. For more information, please go HERE.

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FREE PDF eFiles for Scrapbook Layouts!

Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,


NEW Close To My Heart (CTMH) Artfully Sent Cricut Collection!

Just released! The Close To My Heart (CTMH) Artfully Sent Cricut Collection!

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Collection NEW

Just released TODAY, the brand new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge bundle is project-focused on cards! There are 700 images on this cartridge, over 400 different cards to make, plus a font set! Here’s a breakdown:

  • 100 Sentiment cards – quick and easy with the sentiment cut right into the paper!
  • 100 Sleeve and overlay cards – great variety!
  • 100  Card fronts – these can also be used as Picture My Life (like Project Life) cards!
  • 50 Pop-up cards – with coordinating shapes, icons, and phrases!
  • 50 Scene and/or swing cards – very unique!

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The Artfully Sent bundle includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 Images: cards and font)

3 – My Acrylix D-Size Stamp Sets

1 – 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock Packet

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The stamp sets in this bundle are adorable: 1 set of sentiments, 1 set of frames, and 1 alphabet set… everything that you need to coordinate with the Cricut cuts to make perfect cards! Plus, you get an entire pack of paper to start you off!

 To see what Artfully Sent is all about, check out this video:

To view Artfully Sent sample cards, please click here.
To view the Arfully Sent Shape Index, please click here.

To purchase the Arfully Sent Cricut Collection, please click here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,


Two More Cards from Artfully Sent

Does the first card in the picture above look familiar? I hope so, since that would mean that you have visited my blog before :o) I featured the “Beautiful Day” card yesterday, along with an introduction to the brand NEW CTMH Cricut cartridge, “Artfully Sent.” If you missed that post, you can view it HERE.

Today, I would like to share the other two cards in the picture, also made at the CTMH convention with the Artfully Sent cartridge.

The “Hello Sunshine” card was so easy to make! It looks fancy with all of the cut-out detail, but the Cricut machine really does all of the hard, fussy work for you! The sentiment and sunburst were cut right into the card. I added colored cardstock behind the cut-outs and the card was almost finished!

To make it a little fancier, gold shimmer trim was added under the sentiment and gold sequins were adhered to the top of the card. The flower and leaves were stamped with a brand new stamp set called, “Have a Happy Day” (available August 1st), and attached with a piece of foam tape to make it pop.

Just when you thought that making card bases couldn’t get an easier, along comes the “Thank You” swing card! This card is cut so that the middle “swings” when opening and closing.

This card was stamped all over both sides with a flower from the new “Happy Birds” stamp set. The “Thank You” sentiment was stamped right onto the card (you could also stamp onto cardstock, cut it out, and use foam tape to pop it up), and gold sequins were added for some interest. The black wreath was also cut from the Artfully Sent cartridge and simply glued on to the card.

These were very quick and easy cards to put together. Yet, you could get as creative as you want with designing the cuts on your cards, and embellishing the card bases when cut.

Don’t forget that the Artfully Sent cartridge will be available some time in August, and that I am forming an interest list NOW. Please email me if you would like to receive notice when this cartridge will become available.

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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