Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Here! The New 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

I am so happy to let you know that the NEW 2014-2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book is finally available! It not only comes with a new name (Annual Inspirations) but also a new format. It is sized at 8 1/2 x 11 and will be good for a year.

You can view and download your own copy here, you can order you own copy from my website here, or you may get a copy directly from me if you are a club member or are local.

As I said, this book is good for a year plus we will have two 40 page mini catalogs that will come out in December and in April that will have more goodies in them just in case you get bored (which I'm sure you won't).

Here are some highlights:

Five new colors: Flaxen, Thistle, Pixie, Canary and Glacier\

New Cricut Cartridge - Artfully Sent Cartridge containing 400 images
(Available in September) More information to come.

9 New Paper Packs

Chalk It Up

Scaredy Cat




Confetti Wishes




New Cut Above Kits
Create bags and even gifts bags with these precut kits.

Picture My Life allows you to scrapbook faster.

New pieces have been added to the Base and Bling line:

The My Crush line got 3 new books added to it and I am really excited about the Wildwood Book and the Holiday Happenings Book. I plan to use the Wildwood Book for my husband's hunting adventures this year and use the Holiday Happenings as a December Daily type of book. I can't wait.

In The Pink


Holiday Happenings

There is still so much more that I haven't covered. You will have to see it in person with your own copy so get yours today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Radiate Beauty - with July Stamp of the Month

I thought I had posted this earlier this month...whoops!

Let your crafts echo the fanfare of a big top show with Close To My Heart's Circus Alphabet stamp set. These funky letters are perfect for creating titles and sentiments, or for adding some bold, beautiful backgrounds to your projects. Find out how to qualify to purchase this stupendous stamp set for only $5 during the month of July!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Retiring List 2014

With the arrival of the New Autumn Winter Idea Book next month that means we have to get rid of some items to make room for the new items.

Here is the list that CTMH has set to retire as of July 31st, 2014 OR "While supplies last". Since we are changing to only 1 Idea Book per year, ALL of the paper packets are on the retired list. We also have 4 exclusive colors that are retiring so that means their inkpads, reinkers and cardstock. Be sure to go ahead and order what you want so you don't get caught empty-handed. Normally, the paper packets go first.

To make it easier to order, you can find these items on my website here.

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list

Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                      
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

HB1059 Hostess Collection 1
HB1060 Hostess Collection 2
HB1061 Hostess Collection 3

G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Carefree Crafting Contest

With just about everything you need to make two complete 2-page layouts or 15 cards, Close To My Heart's Workshop on the Go™ kits take the stress out of crafting and make it easy to create beautiful projects you'll love to show off! Leave a comment before June 30, 2014 here, on Facebook or Jeanette Lynton's blog and tell us which Workshop on the Go™ kit is your favorite for your chance to win your choice of a Workshop on the Go™ kit!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Quick Crafting with Class

Quick Crafting with Class

Don’t just let the stamps fall where they may in the month of May—get some tips and tricks on popular, timesaving stamping and general papercrafting techniques. Also learn more about how you can receive the fabulous friend–themed May Stamp of the Month set for only $5!

You've Got A Friend, May Stamp of the Month


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!

Materials Needed

S1405 My Acrylix™ You’ve Got a Friend
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1929 Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1866 White Daisy Circle Spin Cards & Envelopes

Required Tools
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5754 Crème Brulee Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1979 EK Tools™ Journaling Pen
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Click here for detailed directions to create these cards and here to order yours today.

Free To Be Me -National Scrapbooking Month Special Promotion


What is included in the Free to Be Me paper collection?

You will be able to create 2 gorgeous layouts and 3 beautiful cards using the materials in the paper collection, the online workshop guide, the May Stamp of the Month, and some basic supplies. The Free to Be Me paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™. The retail value of the workshop is $11.95. The paper collection includes:

6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos™ Paper
2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets
2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets
1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
1 – Gold Foil Polka-dotted Vellum Sheet
1 – Access to Online Workshop Guide

Featured colors: Gold, Mint, Peach, Red, Teal, Tan, White Daisy

Get the exclusive Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, during the month of May, you can qualify for the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5!

Contact me for more details.

*Offer valid May 1–31, 2014. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted item ($11.95).

There is also a super cute Blog Hop featuring this paper packet. You can start the hop below..

Dana Kessler 
Katy Taylor
Diana Veenendaal
Lynn Como
Krista Hershberger
Michelle Snyder
Blythe Shupe
Beckie Lehman
Melissa Laverty
Karen Pedersen
Bren Yule       
Pamela O’Connor
Sheri Rottler
Denise Turley
Lisa Stenz      

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun

What does summertime mean for you and your family? Is it camping in the woods or swimming in the ocean? No matter your destination, the summertime-themed keys on the Artbooking cartridge will have the perfect cutouts to use in recording all those unforgettable memories.

Lollydoodle Workshop On The Go ...

I had my monthly stamp club this past Saturday. My ladies wanted to use the Lollydoodle WOTG but wasn't sold on the layouts or actually how small the pictures were, so I changed it a little bit.

I loved the big frame they used in the WOTG layout so I incorporated that into my layout. I cut it using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge but thought it looked a little naked, so I pen-stitched around the edges. I love the effect that gave it. The finished product uses 2 4x6 pictures and 1 4x4 picture. Of course, you can always add more pictures by simply using our Flip Flaps.

I still wanted to use the exclusive stamp set that came with the Workshop on the Go because I have tons of pictures of my girls with their best friends.

The second layout I didn't the exclusive stamp set because I wanted to use it for some Easter pictures.I saw a layout on Pinterest that used small squares and a large center circle.  Instead I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut out the title and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the large scalloped circle and the other circles. I used one of the "M' stamps called Colored Egg (only $2.95). You can color it in or do as I did and stamp it on patterned paper for instant decorative eggs.

Again, I tried to keep the pictures to 4x6 size with the exception of one that is 3x3.

I always forget to take pictures during our stamp clubs to show you but this time I finally remembered. Right now we are meeting at my friend Sandi's scrapbook room. Look at all her stuff! She used to own the Scrapbook Store here in town. She couldn't stay with us so she's not in the pictures.

Next month we will be using the Ariana Workshop on the Go kit. Let me know if you are interested in joining us.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Togetherness

Whether you’re celebrating romance, family, or friends in your papercrafting project, you’ll be head over heels for the together-themed cutouts on the Artbooking cartridge! With fancy frames, ornate edges, and faux flowers, you and your customers will be smitten with your finished products!

Artbooking Made Easy: Capturing Snapshots

Snapshots, circles, and fun inking techniques, oh my! Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? The Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album, but with cutouts of cameras, dovetail pennants, and photo-strip frames, these keys are perfect to accent any project.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

What a wonderful weekend! I hope you were able to spend Easter with your family and/or friends. I know I've been MIA this month but I have been having problems with my gallbladder for a while and finally had it surgically removed last Friday on the 11th. I've been recovering since then. I had big plans to get lots of scrapbooking done but it didn't get done. LOL!

Yesterday, we had our annual Joyner Family Egg Hunt. The day started out dreary with lots of rain but it held off long enough for us to eat lunch and then hunt eggs. We had a great time!

Nana Weada made a special cake for all the great grandkids with "Peeps" added to it.

I thought this tree/bush was beautiful.

Waiting patiently while the adults are hiding the eggs. We had a smaller group this year since my cousin Jason and his family weren't able to come.

Chandler being silly, looking at his prize egg.

On Sunday, Cassidy was participating with the Youth group and put on a drama about the Crucifixion of Jesus. My oldest daughter and my grandsons traveled from Brunswick to join us along with my mother. It was a beautiful and touching service.

It has been a very blessed weekend indeed!