Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My come-back card

Celebrate Yourself!

So decided to share why this card is so important to me. For many months now - actually years I have been struggling with a lot of pain in my back. Earlier this year, my right arm decided it did not even want to work for me anymore. That is when my doctors decided, it was time for more surgery. So April 3 I had neck surgery, more disc fusion. Since then I have not done anything crafty at all. This is my "come-back" card. It is a wedding card for a very special young man and his young bride. But the "congratulation" can also be taken for me. So, it is a very personal card for me. Hope you like it - why am I sharing this with you?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Seasonal Expressions 2 is available now - have a look

Seasonal Expressions 2

The theme 35 is being carried forward in this edition. As I paged through this book, I could only say -wow! You really want to have a look at it yourself - if you are a paper crafter, we even have a paper, stamp and die cut collection for you this time! We have wedding sets, kids sets, masculine sets - we have everything covered. Stacy Julian added to her collection as well to help you tell your story. Its hard not to get crazy - ha!
But check it out for yourself - and remember, you will get a free hard copy with your first order, how cool is that!
Have fun :)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Get rewarded for being crafty!

February 2019
See our newest Expresions book!
Introducing our newest idea book! You will love our newest set of paper collections, as always, we have also added new stamp sets for as well. One of my favorite new kit is "Feels like Home", but if you have boys - you might like the new "Something Fierce" kit with all those cool dinosaurs. Just check out the shopping area and see what you can find.

By the way - there is a mini clearance sale going that that is not in our clearance section and it is absolutely wonderful! Cardstock at 75% off, yes you just read that right, ink cartridges 50% and much more, go on over and browse in the Going Soon section and see what you can still find. I just ordered a couple more of those Small organizers.

Sign Me Up!
Sign Me Up!
Sign up to become a Consultant in February and receive a set of all FIVE Hostess Rewards stamp sets pictured in the Seasonal Expression 1 idea book — an added value of $87.75!
If you have been a Close To My Heart Consultant previously, this month only you can also choose a lower-cost no-kit sign up option and become a Consultant again for just $50.

Don't get scared away by the word "consultant", if you consider yourself a hobbyist and just want to save money on your craft supplies - this might be a good option. If you order $100 total during 3 months, you are good. Contact me and I will be glad to chat with you.

Heart Happy Scrapbook Special
Show Your Love with this Exclusive Collection
The Heart Happy collection includes an exclusive paper packet, stamp set, and sticker sheet that you can use to show your love in all kinds of crafts! The Heart Happy workshop guide provides instructions for using these items together with a few other products to create two single-page 12″ × 12″ layouts, one two-page 12″ × 12″ layout, 10 cards, and five tags. Save 25% when you purchase the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set!
Be sure to check out the Everyday Life™ album made using this same paper collection, too!

Heart Happy Mini Album
Heart Happy Everyday Life™ Album
Celebrate the Things that Make Your Heart Happy!
The Heart Happy Everyday Life™ Workshop Kit guides you in creating an entire 6″ × 8″ scrapbook album using papers from the exclusive Heart Happy paper packet to celebrate the things that bring you joy! Save 25% when you buy the kit that includes the My Acrylix® Living My Best Life stamp set!
Visit the Heart Happy promotions page to see additional coordinating products and more Heart Happy artwork.

Love Blossoms
Love Blossoms Cardmaking Workshop

Make a Set of 12 Charming Cards Using this Exclusive Stamp Set and Workshop Kit!

What better way to express appreciation and love than with handmade cards? Create the beautiful cards shown above using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you get a set of 12 cards, but you’ll also have fun using stamps and embossing folders to decorate them. Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit or the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit + Embossing Folder.
Earn a FREE Love Blossoms stamp set by hosting a qualifying party this month!

February Stamp of the Month

Heartfelt Sentiments
Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. 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.

Before I go I would like to let you know about my upcoming card work shop on Feb. 21 at both 10 am and 7 pm, please contact me right away if you would like to participate.

Have a great day!


Saturday, January 5, 2019

DIY Decor for a New Year!

January 2019

DIY Dècor for a New Year!
Create your own beautiful, papercrafted dècor with this month's exclusive Magnolia Frame Kit. Get a 30% discount when you buy 3 or more, or earn one FREE when you sign up or host a qualifying party!

Get your frame kit »

Celebrate 35 Years of Creativity
2019 marks 35 years since Close To My Heart Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton first started selling stamps, and we have big plans for celebrating all year long! We’re kicking off the celebrations with special 35% savings on our alphabet My Acrylix® stamp sets »

January Stamp of the Month: Card Captions
Available this month only, January's Stamp of the Month can be yours for just  $5 when you place an order of $50  or more. See the whole stamp set »

Make Your Heart Happy
Get ready for Valentine's Day with the lovely Heart Happy paper collection, complete with exclusive paper packet, sticker sheet, stamp set, and workshop bundles! See more »
Thank you for reading! Feel free to contact me to learn more!

Margit Mccabe
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Days of December

This month we are offering our "Days of December" album. I thought, I would share some prompts to help you along what you might add to each page. I missed some of the first few pages - I will try to send out "prompts" for the next days and maybe even share some artwork. Lets see what you might share for those days. They can be just some pictures for each day. Let's have some fun!

Follow me along in my facebook page as I share on a daily basis.

#daysofdecember #memorykeeping #diypapercrafter

If you would like to compile your little album you can get your supplies at

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Have you heard?

|November 8, 2018
Check out all the Holiday Specials!
Can you believe we are full into the holiday season already? Well, Close to my Heart wants to help get just a bit more excited about it - just look at what all we can offer you right now - you just might find something that will strike your fancy and help you with just the right gift this season. You might even find you can't say "no" to the opportunity for joining for practically FREE!
Jump for Joy
Host a party in November that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, and your rewards will JUMP to the next level! That means you’ll get an extra $20 in rewards and possibly an extra 50%-off item, too!
If you haven’t booked your November party yet,

We also have a great offer for new consultants:

Receive bonus CTMH Cash when you sign up as a new Consultant in November! Sign up for $75 and you’ll get your New Consultant Kit brimming with essential items PLUS $75 in CTMH Cash, which you can use to purchase additional creative supplies for your hobby AND your business!

Days of December Mini Album
31 Days of Memories!
Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!

Important Things Mini Album
Important Things
Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.
The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:

Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop
Enjoy a Truly Deluxe Scrapbooking Experience!
Create two 12″ × 12″ single-page layouts and two 12″ × 12″ 2-page layouts using this exclusive workshop. These layouts feature a unique crafting technique designed to add extra artistic flair and to boost your creativity.
Choose between the two kit options below — no Workshops Your Way® kit needed! Plus, you’ll save 15% when you purchase the kit that includes the Colorful Texture stamp set and the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts!

The Great Outdoors
Show Your Love of Nature with This Exclusive Stamp Set and Workshop
The exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit are ideal for showing your love for nature! This workshop kit guides you through the creative process in making 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts and four cards celebrating the beauties of nature — and it’s available at 25% off the retail price!

True North Scrapbook Workshop
Celebrating 15 years of Close To My Heart in Canada!
Join us in celebrating 15 years in Canada with the exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit, which is available at 25% off the retail price! The workshop kit contains materials to create 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts, 1 single-page layout, and 4 cards with versatile themes and designs you can truly make your own.

Christmas Blessings Card Kit
Celebrate the Heart of the Season
You can never get enough Christmas! For a limited time, we are offering a discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create 12 cards that celebrate the heart of this special season. Download the workshop guide below to get instructions for recreating the cards.

Event Notice:

November 14, 10 am and 7 PM I will be having a Christmas card buffet. If you do not have all your card ready to go yet - come join me in some holiday fun! Please RSVP right away, so I can reserve your seat.

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Advent Calendar
Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!

November Stamp of the Month
Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. 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.

Happy Thanksgiving!
As we come close to this holiday I always reflect what I have been given and I am always thankful and grateful for the family and friends that I have been blessed with. May you be blessed this holiday as well.


Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

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