Friday, October 31, 2014

September 2014 Workshop - Christmas

September 2014 Workshop

 As promised - finally - here are the pictures of my September workshop! The pictures from the October workshop will be forthcoming shortly! I really do have a good excuse for being a bit behind the ball - my MIL has been in the hospital for the past 4 weeks and will likely be there for a while yet. We have been going there on a daily basis. It has been touch and go, lots of prayers...but let me tell you how a bit more about these cards ...

Really - creativity is therapy! Create for others, for yourself, but just do it! Whatever it is you enjoy, do it!

Here is a quick list of items:

C1587 Santa Claus
A1168 O Holy Night
D1553 Yuletide Greetings

I used all three sets for those three cards - love it!


Cocoa, bamboo, cranberry, Juniper


Cranberry, Ruby, Black, Colonial White, Sparkle & Shine (retired)


Gold shimmer trim, red bakers thread, 3-d tape, itty-bitty sparkles, clear flourishes, red shimmer trim, sponge.

I also used the Artbooking Cartridge to cut the label for the Marry Christmas for the last card - makes it so much easier! Some of my ladies in the class are complaining that I am using the cartridges, because now they want to buy the cartridges - I mean, you get 700 images with each cartridge, 3 stamp sets and some other goodies!

As you look at each card you can see that I embellished each card with either distressing, or I added some markers to add some "umph".

Please go to my website and check in my "shopping" are to look for any of the items I mentioned up above. Any time you are looking for inspiration for cards - look at any of our previous idea books (I still have plenty extra) or our How to Books. That is where I go if I need inspiration. The internet is also a great place to go.

Please, let me know if I can help you be more creative - have fun!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get your Golden Ticket in November with Studio J

Lucky 5!
Celebrate the five-year anniversary of Studio J® with 5 lucky ways to win!

Visit my website to learn more after November 1:

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!
1First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5!
That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!
2 Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
3 If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders. This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
4 For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag
#ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
5 And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30,
five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors! To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand
new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be new your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today.

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given
to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside,
Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts.
For additional information about shipping/handling, please visit > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.

Lucky 5!
Celebrate the five-year anniversary of Studio J® with 5 lucky ways to win!
let me show you how®
© 2014 CTMH CO. UC 11/2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Birthday Special!

My life has been a bit crazy the last little while, so I missed to post a birthday special last month! So, you get the chance today and tomorrow!

Place an order today or tomorrow and I will send you a special gift! You can even request this bag as part of your gift and I will make it and send it to you!

Just go to my website and join one of the ongoing parties right now (but you don't have to) and start shopping :)


Friday, October 3, 2014

Artfully Sent Handbooks

You have been receiving all those notes from me lately about the cool new cartridge from Close to my Heart. Here is the link to the booklet for you to see just what you can do with it. I will give you the link for the handbook as well a the step by step booklet to put the projects together.

Have fun!


Assembly Instructions Handbook

Both books are in color and are in pdf format!

If you want to get your hot little hands on one of those cartridges - just click on here!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October CTMH News 2014

 If you are missing my regular newsletter - this is what is going out from CTMH right now - let me know if you would like to receive a regular newsletter from me and I will add you to my list!

I will also send out another newsletter with Constant Contact - with that version I will add my classes and other personal specials, etc.


Celebrate Your Creativity
October 2014A newsletter from Margit
Come Stamp With Me This Fall and Have Fun!
Margit Mccabe
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(407) 347-9437
My Email My Facebook My CTMH OBA My Pinterest My Blog My Shopping Cart My Twitter My YouTube

Since I was out on a cruise on my birthday in September I will have my birthday special in October!
Watch for my birthday special on October 13th! I will post it on my blog and facebook! If you place on order that day - it will be worth your while :).
Also, please be aware, that this email format will go away at the end of the year. I will go back to just my Constant Contact email again. So, if you are getting this email only and not the Constant Contact, but would like to receive my regular emails - please let me know and I will add you to my regular emails! Please email me at
Check my blog for all the wonderful specials and my posts of my projects and have a great day!

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
The classiest way to create handmade cards.
Cricut Artfully Sent Collection
Meet Artfully Sent, the newest Cricut® collection from Close To My Heart! The cartridge contains everything you need to make 250 cards and 150 other projects—that’s a total of 400 unique projects! With a font and 700 images to choose from, you’ve got a lot of creative possibilities at your fingertips. This collection comes with not only the Cricut® cartridge that cardmakers everywhere will love, but also three D-size stamp sets and a packet of 12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock to get your artistic cards up and running. This new artistic collection has a retail value of $120 USD / $130 CAD but is available now for only $99 USD / $109 CAD! Purchase your own and let the creative cardmaking commence!

Check it out »

Ribbon Revelry
Have yards of fun with a FREE ribbon surprise.
Ribbon Revelry
It’s time to get wound up over receiving your own free spool of ribbon! During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD you are eligible to receive one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each special bonus ribbon—either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. That’s a heap of savings every time you place an order! So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders early in the month to ensure the surprise will make it to your doorstep.

*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD).

Learn all about it »

October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays
Get an early start on your holiday to-do list.
October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and there’s no time like the present to get started on holiday preparations! The Home for the Holidays stamp set is just what you’ve been wishing for: a set with tags, ornaments, and other festive sentiments to liven up your gifts and d├ęcor. Make the most of this adorable holiday-themed stamp set while it’s available—and for a jolly good deal: the set is yours for only $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Available for only the month of October, this set will be gone before you know it. Order yours today!

See the set »
Where you can find me:

Close To My Heart
1199 West 700 South, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
919 Centre St. NW, Suite 331, Calgary, AB T2E 2P6
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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".

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