Saturday, December 23, 2017

Just when you thought the holidays couldn’t get any better!

CTMH has another seasonal sale planned:

  Boxing Week Celebration

featuring four days of savings! 

During this sale I’ll be offering daily deals on my website, 

featuring 30% savings on individual items 


40% savings on exclusive bundles

of product CTMH put together just for this sale! 

The fun starts at 
12:00 am (MST) on Tuesday, December 26,
 and runs through 11:59 pm (MST) on Friday, December 29

New offers will be posted at midnight each day and stay up until 11:59 pm on that same day, while supplies last. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times.

I can’t tell you what specific items will be included quite yet—they are current items, 
but I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag too early!

You can click here and check out the Promotions page on my website.

If you have questions please call me 503-708-6889

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sneak Peek.................

Here's a peek at the brand new Seasonal Expressions 1 that goes live on January 1st.
 Look how beautiful?! You will love the papers inside.

Did you know, if you join my team, you'll have access to this book and the products in it right now during the Consultant preview period. Click here to take a look at all the details

Everything in the pictures for just $75.00 plus you get $50.00 Select Product Credit to use on anything you want.

If you have questions please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Through the Year....

December 2017 Monthly Special

Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12" × 12" scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favorite memories throughout the coming year!

Sale starts December 1st on my website.

 Through the Year with the stamp set # CC1344S $67.97 $56.90  This purchase also qualifies you to get A Little Bit of Pun—December Stamp of the Month
Item #: S1712 for just $5.00

You can also get the Through the Year calendar kit without the stamp set # CC1344 $50.00  $38.95    

These calendars could make great Birthday or Christmas gifts for Grandparents or for family who live far away.  

Let me know if you want to attend a workshop to get this project completed.  You may call 503-708-6889 text or email me to sign up for the workshop.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday Flash Sale........................

We’re holding a one-day flash sale on my website to celebrate Cyber Monday! The sale will give you a chance to get a 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder™ items and a 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items!

This sale starts November Monday at 12:01 am and will end 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through your Consultant website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

You can mix and match to get the best setup for your space.

Here are more ideas too.

Let me know if you have questions. 

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Small Business Black Friday Deals.......................

Tupperware's Black Friday Deals, check these out.

Here's a link if you wish to order the Power Chef Premium System
And don't forget 

Tupperware makes the best can opener!!!  I have tried many and none compare.

Here is the link to order if you wish.

I hope you have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


Close To My Heart Black Friday Special..........................

We’re holding a one-day flash sale on my website to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year! The sale will give you a chance to get a 50% discount on all of our currently available CutAbove® Layout Kits. This includes our current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!

This sale starts at 12:00 am (MST) on November 24 and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

Cut Above® Layout Kit—Party Time

Cut Above® Layout Kit—Little One

 Cut Above® Layout Kit—Noelle


Cut Above® Layout Kit—Adventure

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Boy)


As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings!

I hope you all have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Happy Scrappin',

PS. Watch for our Cyber Monday Sale too!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Enjoy month-long savings on Fundamental crafting products!

Just for FUN!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!
You can also choose a Fundamentals Bundle FREE when you become a Consultant in November or when you host a qualifying party.
Just look at all these bundles...

Endless possibilities!

Let me know if you have questions 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin', 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Album Inspiration..................

Are you ready to get started on your Christmas albums? 

Check out the Close To My Heart blog for some great inspiration. 

Christmas Album Inspiration #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #Christmas #album #holiday #family #merry #ornament #reindeer #jolly #tree #wreath #holynight #presents #gifts #bearychristmas

You can order your supplies here 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Punny Pals

How cute is this set?
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

 Share a Smile card bases and envelopes CC1343$9.95

Don't forget to get your Stamp of the Month.  Christmas Tunes S1710 $17.95 or just $5.00 with a $50.00 order. 

Here is a cute card my friend Marcia Macsisak made using this stamp set 

Thanks for sharing Marcia.

Happy Scrappin', 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Crop 4 Vets was a success again this time.....

I hope you will join is in February when we hold our next Crop 4 Vets. 

We have so much fun...

Our theme was Trolls if you couldn't tell.
We had a few people who left and others came so we took lots of pics 
to make sure we got everyone.  

 I owe a huge THANK YOU to Xyron, Art Impressions, Canvas Corp. Brands, Avery Elle, and Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company for the great donations they sent for our Crop 4 Vets. I also owe a huge THANK YOU to all the great ladies who came to the crop and to the volunteers who helped make it possible. Without all of you, I could not do what I love to do.  THANK YOU all again. 

 I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I know we brought in over $300.00 for our Veterans. 

I am already making plans for February!  Hope to see you there.

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, October 2, 2017

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire.....

Yes, Provo Craft announced that the Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections will Retire!

This was in an email from Close To My Heart to all of their consultants on Thursday September 28, 2017.  

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. We have been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.

Though we have made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.

Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our Consultants and customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut® machines. We understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but we also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut® shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections.

So if you do not have the You Are Here Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart now would be a great time to get it to make sure they don't run out.  Other wise you will have to purchase the digital collection.  Here is a link to my website to purchase your cartridge if you would like one.

Here is a link to the digital Handbook so you can see all the images and layers.  700 images.

If you have questions please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Punny Pals..........................................

Share a Smile
October 2017 Monthly Special

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!
 Punny Pals Stamp set $17.95
Punny Pals thin cuts $28.95
Share a Smile Card Kit $39.95
Includes Thin Cuts — Punny Pals, Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes, and 10 paper sheets; stamp set sold separately.  I am glad they did this because so many people already have the stamp set.
 Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes $9.95
For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

If you have any questions, please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From The Heart Card | DT Project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
Have you gotten to play with the From the Heart, (Sept. Constant Campaign) stampset by Close to My Heart yet?
I'm using it today, along with the Sapphire cardstock. I've been drawn to it a lot lately, so I decided to use it for my base color with gold as my accent color.

I started prepping the card base by covering it in the Sapphire cardstock. Then, I went onto Silhouette Studio and designed the scalloped rectangle with the faux stitching. I cut it and the scalloped oval from Sapphire CS as well. Once I had the oval cut out, I stamp the 'Sending special thoughts & wishes to you' sentiment in the center using VersaMark ink and then heat embossing in gold.

For the scalloped rectangle, I cut an oval from copy paper that was just smaller that the scallops on the scalloped oval and used it as a mask. By placing it in the center of the rectangle die cut, it forms a sort of stamping guide for me and helps me stamp in an oval shape that is in a similar size to my sentiment oval. So I stamped flowers around the copy paper oval and heat embossed them in gold as well. Once I had all the embossing done, it was time to adhere all both pieces down. I decided I wanted a little depth to my card, and foam tape works perfect for that!
And that was it! A pretty simple card, with minimal supplies.

Card Recipe
Copy paper

If you haven't gotten your hands on the From the Heart Cardmaking kit yet, be sure to put your order in soon because it's only available to order until the end of September! You can also purchase just the interactive cards/envelopes or just the stampset as well.

I hope you have a lovely day, and I'll see you soon with my next DT project!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crop 4 Vets!!!

There are a few spaces left at the Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00.

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 10 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.

I have received donations from Art Impressions, Avery Elle, Xyron,  Canvas Corp Brands and more are on the way.

We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Close To My Heart just released a new stamp set to help with disaster relief efforts!

Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.

Stronger Together

You can purchase it on my website at this link;

I am proud to be part of a company who does what they can to help when disasters strike. 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent disasters including the fires, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms.  May god bless you all. 


Friday, September 8, 2017

A Beary, Merry Christmas Card | DT By Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I've been working on a new project (coming soon! lol), and I now have many small pieces of kraft paper left over. Instead of throwing away all those pieces, I had an idea. Chevron kept popping up in my mind, so I figured I'd try it out.

 I randomly arranged the kraft pieces on white cardstock; gluing them as I went. Then, once I'd filled the whole piece, I attatched it to the corner of my blue patterned paper. I decided to rotate the piece just to add a little visual interest.
Next up, is trimming the edges off and tying the string around it.
Once the string is in place, I sat it aside and fussy cut the little raccoon and his present from one of the cut-apart sheets in the Beary Christmas paper pack. I popped him up on foam tape and added him to the front. I wanted a sentiment for the front also, so I found the Say It All stampset, some black cardstock, stamped and heat embossed 'Merry Christmas' in white. I trimmed it down, dove-tailed both ends and stuck it down. 
I knew I wanted a color behind the piece that was a good contrast to the glacier paper, so I pulled a red with festive, scripty words from the Beary Christmas paper pack. Once I attached the front to the card base with foam tape, I added a few bitty sparkles and grey enamel gems. And that's it! 

Beary Christmas Card Recipe
Say It All Stampset (retired)
Twine (from my stash)

This is a great way to use up the little bits and pieces of your projects instead of letting them go to waste.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I can't wait to share my upcoming project with you guys soon!