Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Rediscover CTMH

CTMH has launched a new yearlong "Rediscover" advertising campaign this month. Watch for new, full=page "Rediscover" ads in print copies of Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts and Scrapbook & Cards Today magazines over the next year. Each ad tells readers where to find a free artwork download, including specially designed, colorful gift tags, notepaper, home d├ęcor, and more! Use these ads and free downloads to help customers make the Close To My Heart discovery.

At you’ll find a new, free download each month (posted on the 1st) as well as information about:
•the Idea Book
•finding a Consultant

•hosting a Gathering

•becoming a Consultant

•the free download

Get this month's download today and come back on August 1st to get a new download.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

You Are Welcome Here

Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart and a leader in the stamping and scrapbooking industry for nearly 30 years, invites you to join in a creative and rewarding business opportunity. Close To My Heart's steady business tactics and love for creativity make this opportunity one of a lifetime! Watch the video to learn why now—more than ever—is a great time to celebrate creativity, preserve memories, and join the Close To My Heart family! You are welcome here.

Background Stamps

Learn tips and tricks for using Close To My Heart's versatile background stamp sets to create continuous images, personalized patterned papers, and nested designs.

Get Organized!

Learn how to use Close To My Heart's large organizer to organize your crafting supplies. This organizer is sturdy, see-through, stackable, and can hold up to 40 stamp sets!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Learn how to create irresistible papercrafting projects with Close to My Heart's Irresistibles™ Frames! These chipboard frames have embossed patterns that resist ink so that you can create card accent, scrapbook embellishments, and more.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Another Pajama Party!

Another Pajama Party!

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!

The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.

We hope you and your customers enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. We know your customers will be chomping at the bit to make the Artbooking layout, so take this opportunity to have them sit back, relax, and drool over the items, then be ready to spring into action August 1 when they can buy the collection with the rest of the supplies. Then they can tune in to the archived event for step-by-step details on how to make the project. To make the project, you and your customers will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

•Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*

•1301 Bamboo Cardstock

•1388 Colonial White Cardstock

•X5668 Honey Cardstock

•X5762 Lagoon Cardstock

•X5930 Slate Cardstock

•X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock

•X5666 Twilight Cardstock

•Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad

•Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad

•Z1853 Aqua Dots*

•Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

•Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

•Z1294 Sanding Kit

*These products will be available for you to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

Friday, July 19, 2013

NEW Cricut Cartridge - Artbooking

I told you earlier that Close To My Heart announced a new exclusive Cricut Cartridge at their annual convention. It's called Artbooking and will be $99.00.

Here's what's included...
  • Over 700 images, including accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats and a font.
  • Optimized Cricut keys for creating entire 12"  X 12" pages.
  • 15 layout themes, create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys.
  • 10 themed mini books, featuring birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Holidays and more.
  • Three coordinating stamp sets.
  • Three sheets of coordinating chipboard Dimensional Elements.
Check out this layout that was made using this cartridge.

You can see the booklet and images below.

Isn't it great! It won't be available to order until August 1st but I am taking PRE-ORDERS for it. Let me know between now and July 31st if you want it and I will include the August Stamp of the Month for FREE. Just email me or call me and I will send you an invoice to pay.