National Stamping Month–Hello, Life!


CTMH's National Stamping Month Special

Happy National Stamping Month!  In celebration of this special month, Close To My Heart is offering 3 exclusive, limited-edition stamp sets called Hello, Life!

Each of these sets is designed with a specific crafter in mind.  However, they all pair beautifully together.  Plus, they also coordinate with our *NEW* Cricut Artistry Collection.

There’s the Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set

There’s the Hello, Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set

And finally, the Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set


During the month of September, you can purchase any one of these exclusive stamp sets for $13.95 OR you can choose to get all 3 for only $34.95 (a savings of $6.90!)

Here’s a short video telling you about the details of this special promotion as well as how to share any artwork you create using these Hello, Life! Stamp Sets.  Enjoy!

Last Day to Get Framed


August Stamp of the Month--Framed

Today is the final day to get your hands on Close To My Heart’s August Stamp of the MonthFramed.  If you are a cardmaker–this is a stamp set you’ll definitely use over and over again!

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Sneak Peeks of New CTMH Products


Are you eagerly awaiting the release of Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Annual Inspirations Book? There are some amazing *NEW* products just waiting to be put to the creative test! Lucky for you, some of these items are being released a little early…a little sneak peek, if you will. Here’s what you can get your hands on right now…

*NEW* Cricut Artistry Collection

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection

In either the traditional cartridge form or *NEW* Digital version (both come with the same 3 coordinating stamp sets and full package of assorted cardstock.)

*NEW* Zoe Paper Collection


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Back to School!


Teacher Just a Note Notebook

Today was the first day of school for my kids.  I wanted to create a little something for the teachers so I went with something useful.  I stamped up little notebooks for them to use throughout the year.  I did get a little grief from a friend who works at a school about my use of apples. Apparently, teachers get tired of all the apple-themed gifts.  Who knew?  I guess I can understand as I think more about it though.  Hopefully the teachers weren’t like, “oh no, more apples!” =)

Crayon Bouquet

This darling Crayon Bouquet is something I wanted to share since last spring–and the timing seems perfect with the start of school!   Continue reading

Cricut Artistry Halloween Card


Cricut Artistry Halloween Card

Today’s card is one that goes together so quick and easy.  There’s NO stamping–it’s beauty comes from cuts from the wonderful *NEW* Cricut Artistry Collection.

I started out using the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet (note: this paper retires at the end of the month!)  I made one alteration to the color scheme though–instead of using Thistle, I used Smokey Plum.  What can I say?  I like the deeper, more muted purple color!  Another note: the Smokey Plum color is also set to retire at the end of the month!  Get ’em while you can–we’re talking cardstock, ink pads and re-inkers! Continue reading

Get Organized with CTMH’s August Special


CTMH Get Organized Marker Rollup

Do you love a great deal?  And how about a sneak peek?  Well, you are going to love this month’s CTMH Special!  This month, CTMH is doing a sneak peek of select products from the upcoming 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations which will be released on September 1st.  As part of this sneak peek, they are offering a spectacular deal–and I mean spectacular.  With the first part of the special you can get your hands on the *NEW* Marker Roll-up for just $17.95 and you then receive a D-size stamp set called Balloon Wishes which has a retail value of $17.95 and coordinates with the Cricut Artiste Collection absolutely FREE. Pretty amazing, right?

Balloon Wishes Stamp Set

CTMH Marker Roll-up

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CTMH Cricut Artistry–It’s Here!


CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

It’s here!  Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Cricut Collection–Cricut Artistry. And guess what?  You can purchase the collection in it’s traditional format with a cartridge and booklet OR you can choose the Cricut Artistry Digital Download option.  Both options contain:

  • 700 images
  • 3 coordinating stamp sets
  • a pack of 20 sheets of cardstock (2 sheets each of 10 different colors!)

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Why You Should Scrapbook & Papercraft


Stamp of the Month Life Is Wonderful Card

In under 3 minutes, you will feel your heart fill with happiness and joy.  This video created by Close To My Heart is so powerful.  It speaks from the heart about why it’s important to scrapbook and papercraft to celebrate moments in our life–from the every day ones to the special ones like an anniversary.

I’ve watched it several times and still am touched.  I’m proud to be a part of the CTMH family!  It’s a wonderful thing to capture and preserve memories that matter most to us!

Enjoy and share with your friends!

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