Friday, November 30, 2012

2012 CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

Don't Delay

These items are While Supplies Last ONLY!!!
Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment  127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers  131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet  130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet  130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates  126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment  128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment  128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection  126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons  130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons  126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button
BULK152 Cranberry Brads
BULK213 Black Button Brads
BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide
BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide
BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide
BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide
BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide
BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide
BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide
BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide
BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm)
BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2")
BULK272 Bling Gems
BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons 
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet  38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit  41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

If you see something you wish to have, call me 503-708-6889 or send me an email to

Remember Stamps sets are priced according to the letter at the beginning of the Item number.
A = $  6.95
B = $  9.95
C = $13.95
D = $17.95
E = $29.95

You can go to my website, and look up all (except BULK) of the item numbers to see exactly what the item looks like and get the price.

BONUS:  from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 I will include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!

Don't forget these items are ONLY While Supplies Last.  Don't delay.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pumpkin Cake

I found a recipe for Pumpkin Cake on Pinterest, here is the link

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze
For the Cake:
1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree

For the Glaze:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Empty the contents of the boxed cake mix and pumpkin puree into a large bowl.  Using a hand-mixer or stand mixer beat until well incorporated.  The batter will be very thick, but will come together nicely.

Pour batter into a greased  7 x 11 X 2 pan.  This is the small, rectangular-sized pan from your Pyrex set.  You know, the set you had to have when you got married and rarely ever used all the pieces.  Finally, you have a use for it.

Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not over bake.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.

Make the glaze while you're waiting.

Combine powdered sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice.  Glaze should be thick but pour-able   Add more sugar or cider if needed.  Pour over the cake while still warm.  Reserve some to pour over each slice when served.

Serve warm or room temperature.

I decided to change it a little.

Pumpkin Cake

1 box White cake mix ( I use Duncan Hines)
1 15 oz can of Pumpkin puree
3 Tablespoons Apple Cider
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
1 egg

Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Pour into greased 9" x 13" baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes.  When cool I spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top.  This was a favorite dish for everyone.  If you decide to try this please leave me a comment to let me know what you think about it.

Happy Scrappin',


CTMH Art Philosophy Christmas Card with Cricut

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to Kiss with Stamps

“How to Kiss—with Stamps” features a stamping technique called kissing for removing ink from a stamp to create a customized image. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

How To Make a Paper Accordion Flower using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  Here is another YouTube video that I think you will enjoy.

Love these flowers.

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Swing Cards - "S" Key Artiste Cricut Cartridge

I used to think these cards were hard to make, but the Artiste Cartridge makes it look easy.

Happy Scrappin',


EXCLUSIVE BLACK FRIDAY SALE NOW through November 25, 2012

FREE Shipping when you purchase the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge or the Artiste Cricut Cartridge through me. Take an Extra 15% off, if you purchase both cartridges. Call me at 503-708-6889 to place your order or send me an email at  Since the Cartridges are $99.00 each, you can get November's Stamp of the Month Capture The Date for just $5.00 Plus I will give you 1 (A, B, C, or D sized) stamp set for 50% off.  Call me for more information and to place your order.  503-708-6889

Hurry, Time is limited!!!
Also in November, Close To My Heart will donate $1.00 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, for every Capture The Date stamp set purchased in November.

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving decorations

Here are the Place cards that I made today for our Thanksgiving dinner. There are 12 place cards in all.  Or I should say so far, as you never know who might show up at my door for Thanksgiving.
 I cut this from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge on the Thanksgiving page #78 Accent, 4 shift.  I cut them out at 3 1/2".
I used Cashmere card stock then cut the Oval on page 36 with Accent 2 using the leafy print from the Flirty paper pack, I cut it at 1 1/2".  I printed all of our names on Colonial white card stock in brown ink and punched them out using SU's scalloped oval punch then sponged the edges with Dessert Sand Ink.  I punched out the oak leaves from Creme Brulee card stock and punched the Birch leaf from Sorbet card stock, I then spritzed them both with a mix of CTMH's Pearl Paint and water to give them a little shimmer.  I made a mixture of CTMH's Pearl pain and Autumn Terra Cotta reinker to make a spritz and mixed CTMH's Pearl paint with New England Ivy reinker to make another spritzer then spritzed  Daisy White card stock then spritzed it again with a Dessert Sand ink and Alcohol mix and let it dry.  I then punched maple leaves out of that paper.  I punched the Pine branches out of Olive card stock.  The daisy was cut on the Cricut also using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge page 68.  I used Sorbet card stock and CTMH's Quilling tool to curl the daisy, glued it with Liquid Glass and added a rhinestone to the center.  I flattened out the daisy while I was gluing so that it didn't stick out so far.

Also on page 78, there is a wrapper under the Card key and Shift key.  I am going to use it to make a Candle center piece and maybe some Napkin rings to match.  I have been playing with the idea of the cupcake wrapper as napkin rings also.  I guess we will see which works out best.

Hopefully I can find time today in my busy schedule to get some of these things done.

Happy Scrappin',


CTMH Artiste Tutorial #7: S-Fold Thank You Card!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Coming soon, Christmas Card Workshop.

30 cards for $25.00

We will be making, 6 each of 5 different cards.  Let me know if you are interested in taking the class, and what day and time works best for you. I plan on having the class in early December.  I will post the day and time once I hear back from you on the best days/evenings.  Here are the cards we will be making.


Happy Scrappin',


CTMH Artiste Tutorial #4: Diaper Card and Baby Shoe!!!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Organize your craft supplies

Learn about the new Close To My Heart organizers and craft boxes that make organizing your craft supplies easier than ever!

If you have any questions, or would like to purchase these Organizers, please call me at 503-708-6889 or email me

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Ornaments.

Learn how to make handmade ornaments from the heart using three coordinating products you’re sure to love and use year after year!

Here is the list of items you will need to make the same ornaments that you saw on the video:
1. Ornamental Cheer D1520  $17.95
2. Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686  $99.00
3. Dimensional Elements Ornaments Z1761  $4.95
4. Bitty Sparkles Z1263 $2.95
Additional items can also be purchased like, ink, adhesive and ribbon.  Click here to browse through the online Idea book to see all the possibilities.

Please call me at 503-708-6889 if you have questions or would like to place an order.

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

“Pigment or Dye?”

“Pigment or Dye?” features techniques for using and choosing between pigment and dye inks. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Here are the cards for my card class on November 17th.

I made this card using Black, Lagoon and Topiary card stock.  I stamped the tree from Family Tree D1526  and the butterfly from A Flitter A1108 in Black Ink on the Lagoon card stock.  I used a white gel pen to dot the edge of the black card stock.
 This card I inked the stamp from Pirouette B1409 in Bamboo ink and then in Sky ink and stamped it in the top left corner of the Daisy White card stock and then Stamped Thinking of you in Dessert Sand ink.  I backed the Daisy White in Dessert Sand card stock and then layered that onto a Sky card base. I then added a large rhinestone to the center of the medalion.
 I made this card using Black and Daisy White card stock and punched out the black and white keys using a SU word label punch. Tied the red ribbon where the black and white meet.  I then stamped Happy Anniversary in Daisy White pigment ink on the black card stock.
 I made this card using Avonlea paper and the Workshop on the go stamp set. I started with a Dessert Sand card base. I distressed the edges and folded down the top portion of the bottom piece of B&T then layered a 2" doily from Artiste and layered a 1 1/2" doily with a ribbon rose on top of that.  I stamped the tag in Bamboo and Juniper Ink.  I added 2 medium rhinestones to the top left corner and Chocolate bakers twine to the tag.
If you would like to come to my class on November 17th you can join  Meet up and then join Portland 
Friend Scrap, all the details on the class are listed on our group. The cost is $7.00.

I hope you are inspired by my cards, I found inspiration on Pinterest and

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Birthday card.

Here is a birthday card that I made this week for my friend Loyal.  I made it using La Belle Vie papers and the Artiste Cricut cartridge along with our new Black Tulle ribbon and the coordinating stamp set Jardin D1528 and one of the coordinating stamp sets that came with the Artiste cartridge.  I used Whisper and Black ink and sponged the edges of all in Bamboo ink.  I added small pearls and rhinestones also.

This was so much fun to make and it was easy to roll the roses using the new Quilling tool Z 1795.  If you would like to make cards like this call 503-708-6889 or email me and I will schedule a class.

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings and help with Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts.

Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on the Eastern United States and Close To My Heart wants to help. We are offering relief through the month of November.  When you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can receive a stamp set of your choice (size A–E or M) for 50% off! To help with relief efforts, Close To My Heart will donate $1 to the American Red Cross for each November Stamp of the Month set that is sold in conjunction with this campaign. Help us provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
Offer valid November 1–30, 2012

Happy Scrappin',