Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Holidays to You!

Pin It Here is my family and sister wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Super Simple Friend Card

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I donated a child's cardmaking party to our school auction last year and this is one of the cards the girls made.  It uses the summer 2009 special, "Tickled Pink" stamp set, but D1354 Endless Friendship would work great too.  I also used the "friend" stamp from the D1258 Friendship Word Puzzle set.  Other products used are White Daisy cardstock, corner rounder, and Juniper, Tulip, Creme Brulee, and Black ink pads.  These would make a fun notecard set to give as a Christmas or holiday gift too! Pin It

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Thanksgiving Poem

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A Thanksgiving Thought
by Joan Walsh Anglund

It's time for the turkey,
It's time for the pies,
It's time for the glow
in each child's eyes.

It's time for our prayers
of Thanksgiving to start;
It's time for love
to abide in our hearts!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! God Bless!
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Scrapbookers Rap

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Childhood Portrait Card

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Today I'd like to share another card from my workshop last Saturday.  It uses 3 of my favorite paper packets that I would have never put together until I watched  fall episode of Art and Soul.  The papers all have a Sweet Leaf or Crystal Blue background paper which go together nicely.  It's a simple card, but a fun example of how to use the print of your background papers.  The card pattern is from the Wishes Card Confidence Book.  Enjoy!

D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1343 Love Language
Cocoa Ink Pad
Emporium Level 2 Paper
Magic Moments Level 2 Paper
Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Pin It

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder Using Glitter Rub Ons!

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This is a fun gift card holder that we made at my workshop last Saturday.  Last month on Art and Soul, they talked about how fun it is to use the back of your background paper to coordinate with different paper packs.  If one pack uses Sweet Leaf, look in your other packs for a different pattern that is Sweet Leaf.  It is really fun to see what combinations you can put together, plus it extends the use of your paper too!

Directions:  Cut a piece of cardstock to 4" x 8 1/4"
Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"

Decorate each panel to your liking.  I added an eyelet (not shown) to the right/center on the front and fed a piece of white organdy ribbon through it, under the focal piece that is raised with foam tape, around the entire holder, and finished it off with a bow.  On the inside/right panel, cut a piece of background paper in a triangle and glue down the bottom and right side as a pocket for your gift card.

Ingredients Used:  All Close to My Heart supplies
D1366 Holiday Trinkets Stamp Set
D1330 Connections Stamp Set
D1313 December Word Puzzle
X7105B Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet
X7101B Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet
X7115B Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1222 Glitter Rubons
Z100 5/8" Organdy White Ribbon
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Pad
Z2166 Tulip Pad
Z1208 Soft Set Eyelet Tool
Z1228 Black/White Softset Eyelets
Z1104 Sparkles
Z1151 Foam Tape

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas for Non-Crafters & Crafters Alike!

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Holiday Gift Ideas
Did you know Close to My Heart has holiday gifts for your friends and family whether they enjoy crafting or not?  Here are some ideas you can order via phone, email, or directly on my website!

Under $15 (or Stocking Stuffers!)
Item # Description   Price

  •  Z1038 3”x3” Album  $3.95
  • Z1165 Braggin’ Tag Album  $4.95
  • Ribbon Rounds (great for girls’ hair bows!)  $7.95-9.95
  • Card Kits  $12.95-14.95
  • Z1195 Memory Showcase (+ Level 1 or 2 Kit)  $3.95-5.95
  • Z1038 My Acrylix Organizer (+ Cards)  $12.95
  • Z1117 Acrylic Album (+ Rub Ons)  $14.95
  • Calendars (+ My Stickease)  $7.95-16.95
  • Custom Name or Address Stamp  $7.95-20.95
Under $30
Item # Description  Price
  • Z1199 Life’s Delights Showcase  $17.95
  • 6x6 Album (+ Level 1 Kit)  $18.95
  • 9x9 Album (+Simply Snapshots)  $22.95
  • How-to-Programs $21.95-$29.95
  • Expressives Font CDS  $15.95
Under $50
Item # Description  Price
  • 12x12 Album  $27.95-$49.95
  • Pocket Storage Pages $8.95
  • Level 1 Kit $9.95-$10.95
  • Z4201 Shoulder Tote  $39.95
  • Z1299 Distressing Kit  $35.95
  • Accessory Case (w/My Accents Stacks)  $19.95
Under $100

Item # Description  Price
  • Album Starter Kit:
12x12 Album $27.95-$49.95
Level 1 Kit $9.95-$10.95
1514 Tombow Adhesive  $8.95
Z338 Paper Trimmer $29.95

You can also purchase a Gift Certificate for any amount!
(List was compiled by our Tutton's Treasures Team)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

New "Sparkle of the Season" CTMH TV Special!

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Check out this month's CTMH TV Special!  Learn new techniques and receive a discount on the stamp set used in the webisode!  Go to My Website to see it now!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Multi-Pocket Envelope Mini Album

Pin It I had to try this fun idea and it turned out great!  Everyone that attended our CTMH Special Event had a chance to make one and they loved it too!

Products Used:
  • (1) #10 Envelope 
  • Friendship Word Puzzle Stamp Set 
  • 1" x 1/2" Acrylic Block 
  • 1" x 3" Acrylic Block 
  • Twitterpated Paper Packet:
  • (1) 3" x 11 3/4" Brown/Colonial Gingham B&T 
  • (1) 3" x 4 1/4" Brown/Colonial Gingham B&T 
  • (2) 2" x 4 1/16" Brown/Colonial Gingham B&T 
  • (1) 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" Brown/Colonial Gingham B&T 
  • (1) 3 3/4" x 3 7/8" Sorbet CS 
  • (1) 2" x 3 7/8" Sorbet CS 
  • (1) 3 5/8" x 3 1/2" Striped B&T 
  • (1) 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" Stripe B&T 
  • (1) 3 7/8" x 4 3/4" Chocolate CS 
  • (2) 3 1/2 x 3 3/4" Chocolate CS 
  • (1) 1 3/4" x 3 5/8" Blue/Green circle B&T 
  • (1) 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" Sorbet/Polka dot B&T 
  • (1) 1/2" x 2 3/4" Colonial White CS 
  • (1) 3/4" x 1 1/2" Colonial White CS 
  • (1) 1" x 1 3/4" Sweet Leaf CS 
  • (1) 3/4" x 3" Chocolate CS 
  • (2) 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" Chocolate CS 
  • (2) 3/4" Circle Crystal Blue CS 
  • (4) Colonial White or Bamboo Brads 
  • (1) Tiny Chocolate Button 
  • Colonial White or Bamboo Waxy Flax 
  • (1) 1/2" White Daisy Just Blooms 
  • Journey Journaling Spots 
  • 1/4" hole punch 
  • Chocolate Ink Pad 
  • Sorbet Ink Pad 
  • 1 1/2" Circle Punch or Coluzzle
  • Corner Rounder 
  • Paper Trimmer with scoring tool 
  • Sponge for chocolate ink 
  • Tombow Adhesive 
  • Glue Dots
  • Sanding Block

Directions can be found on You Tube
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Make This at Your Party in Nov or Dec!

Pin It This is a great project to make for small gifts this holiday season.  You and your friends can make one for FREE at your home party in either November or December!  Also receive:
  • One stamp set FREE with any purchase of any two sets this month in November
  • Wonderful hostess rewards anytime
Let me know if you're interested!





Products Used:
Cardstock/Stamp Pads: Tulip, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa , White Daisy


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Iris Folding - Holiday Card

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This is one of my all time favorite techniques.  Our dual-sided background and texture paper lends itself really well to it.  Simply take strips of B&T paper, fold over one long edge so you have a clean edge, then lay them on top of each other in a circular pattern on the back of a piece of cardstock that has been cut with a circle cutter.  If you need further explanation, please call me or send me an email.  This is a great workshop card! Pin It

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cute as a Button Card

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This is a cute little 3" x 4 3/4" card.  I used the sanding block from the distressing kit to sand a piece of Sweet Leaf Cardstock, then used a sponge and Chocolate Ink to distress the edges of the card and button. 

Z1230 Dimensional Elements In Color - Organic
Z1126 Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
Z280 Natural Hemp
X7118B Twitterpated Level 2 Papers
Z1299 Distressing Kit
X2111 Chocolate Ink Pad

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Many Thanks with Organic Dimensional Elements

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wishes - Creative Basics Card

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This was a fun card we made at my last workshop that uses the Jingle Creative Basics Paper and ribbon.  The pattern can be found in our Wishes Card Confidence Program Book. Enjoy! Pin It

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Pin It I hope you are having a great day!  I just sent out my latest newsletter and hope you will check it out. 
November Newsletter

Please respond and let me know if you would like to join my mailing list. 

(Please don't sign up if you are already a CTMH Consultant. Consultants, feel free to email me if you would like a sample of my newsletter sent to you. Thank you!) Pin It

Sunday, November 1, 2009

CTMH Stampaganza! Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!

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WHETHER YOU’RE A LONG-TIME FAN OF STAMPS OR ARE just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to grab some Close to My Heart My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November 3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $22.95! Choose from any stamp set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review. Take advantage of this month’s great offer to add to your assortment of these innovative stamps!

Order Here!
November is the perfect time to host a class!  Get this special on your personal order, PLUS get free hostess rewards!  Pin It