Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Upcoming July Workshop

June 23, 7 pm,  we will make some fun summer cards.   We will be using the Blossom card kit. If you would like to use your own kit, you can order it ahead from my website. We normally make at least 3 project. We will see how many projects we can fit into our time!

All good plans.. you know that saying. We were supposed to have this workshop in June, but we actually had to postpone this workshop until July. So, hope you can make it this month. So, if you have not ordered this kit - don't delay! Some of our kits are going out of stock!

Check my blog if you would like to see details about the previous workshops and how we put the cards together!
The fee will be $10, that will cover the supplies for the cards and the fee for the meetup group and me pre-cutting the projects. So, please if you RSVP, let me know if you cannot make at least a day in advance, thank you.
Please RSVP as soon as possible to hold your spot, I always have several people attend who are not part of the meetup group (Scrappingbee meetup group),  thanks. Space is limited - I already have several  people who said, they want to come! Please let me know if you prefer a morning or evening class - I may add a morning class if I have enough interest for it.
Please let me know if you would like me to add a scrapbooking class as well. Several people have expressed an interest in that. I will also need to know if you will be available in the morning or evening.

If you do not have any of the items below, please contact me and I can help you get them either ordered or let you know which of the items we will use that evening. Check my website for the items you may want to stock your toolbox with :).

Your basic tool kit for scrapbook or card classes should be:

favorite adhesive: tombow style adhesive, glue dots, glue pen
foam mounting tape
12" trimmer
bone folder


cutting mat
exacto knife
piercing tool
sponging and sanding tool
corner rounder
We may not always use all of these items, but its a good thing to have these items in your "tool box". You can always order additional items at my website before you come to class :) and  I always have extra supplies on hand, but things will go smoother if you have your own items with you. I will have all the other supplies for you like paper, embellishments, etc.
Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!


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Monday, May 11, 2015

His and Hers: A Book for Both

Give the gift of shared moments. The For Him and For Her My Crush™ books are a fantastic way to tell someone how much you cherish them. Take a look at this video for a few great ideas about how to use these unique books.

Here is a bit more details of the pages of the books - don't you love the designs? I do! As you can see in the video - you have tons of ways to use these wonderful books - have fun!

My Crush™ For Her Book

Item Number: Z3081

My Crush™ For Him Book

Item Number: Z3080

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May CTMH newsletter

Thanks and Enjoy!

News from Close to my Heart

Every month I share my newsletter here - if you don't receive my newsletter yet on a regular basis, but would like to receive it - contact me now and I will add you to my newsletter list.

May 2015 
Annual Idea book good from August 2014 to July 2015
Dear Margit,

Hi there,

It is May! Spring is springing in all kinds of different places. Here in Florida, we have had spring for a while now! Hopefully, in your neck of the woods, you are warming up as well. I just want to wish all the mothers - Happy Mother's Day! Although, my mother has passed on - I always remember her. She will always be a part of me. She has been my best friend and taught me so much. All I can hope for is that I can share just a little bit of that with others, her kindness, her selflessness, her happiness, her love for others. So, if you still have a mother - do not forget to hug her! Do it for me, thanks!

Of course, towards the end of the month, we will remember those who fought for our freedom - I married one of those soldiers. I stood by his side for 36 years as he served. He is retired now, missing a little bit of himself. His heart grew by quite a bit - you cannot help yourself, going through the things these soldiers go through as they are on the battle field. Yes, we will remember them and give our thanks.

In the meantime:

Here are some great links for you to check out at any time to see some great tutorials, videos and other hints and tips!

I keep updating it on a regular basis, follow me, share it with your friends! My life is still going nuts, but I have figured out - being creative helps :)

If you like facebook more, you may want to consider checking my facebook page on

facebook business page

I am starting to add some of the images here under "Virtual Yard Sale" of the items I have available for sale in my facebook page! So, keep checking!

Like my page, share it, pin what you like - you may even want to check out my Pinterest page.

Oh - I did manage to make another video! I wanted to share how easy it is to put our new rolling tote together. I added the video on my blog, but here is the link as well.

New CTMH Rolling Tote 
New CTMH Rolling Tote

Hope to see you around!


Seasonal Expressions 2 Is Here!
Enjoy five months of fabulous product.
Spring is here and with it - the new Seasonal Expressions!
You will love the juicy new products this book is dishing up. One of my favorite paper pack and card kit is the Blossom Kit.   Over the next little while I will try to give more details as to what is new in my blog

Have you had a peak yet? Did you get your own free copy yet? Contact me and you will get a copy! 

Introducing - Seasonal Expressions 
Enter a new world of crafting possibilities with the launch of our latest idea book.
Annual Inspirations idea book

Annual Inspirations will be active until August 31. The art-filled pages are now available for your viewing pleasure! Peruse the gold mine of new products, ranging from the new Cut Above™ line to the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers, and admire the gorgeous artwork that dances across the pages. With additions such as 5 new colors and 9 new My Reflections™ paper packets, this idea book is overflowing with artistic inspiration and surging with products fit to make any crafter's heart swoon. So go ahead, fall in love with the new idea book. We promise the plunge will be well worth your time.

Do you need your own copy? Contact me now to get it! Or you can add it when you place an order. 

I use this book many times to help me get started when I need ideas for artwork. Let me help you get you started on your next project!

 Close to my Heart wants to make sure you will get an ideabook - so if you place an order online this month you can still get a free Annual Inspiration book and  a Seasonal Expressions book for free! How cool is that!

National Scrapbooking Month

Get a little Taste of Summer today for only $8.95!

National Scrapbooking Month
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95 USD & CAD! Featuring bold, vibrant colors colours, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact your Independent Consultant for information about workshops for this paper packet. Watch Close To My Heart's blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer. This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life!
Plus, as a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD. Make sure to follow along with our blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month and check out the hashtag #CTMHTOS to see this stamp set in action!
Watch the campaign video and then contact me for more details.
*Offer valid May 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)-May 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the item(s) (Paper packet: $8.95 USD & CAD; Stamp set: $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD).

Editor's Note

Just to sum up the savings over the next month:
  • Save $8 when you get both the Annual Inspiration and Seasonal Expression book for free!
  • Additional savings on all of that because you do not pay tax on your saved amount!
  • SOM is normally $17.95, but get it for only $5 when your purchase is $50
 If you decide to join my team the sky is limit!

I always try to help my customers and hostesses to get more. Contact me now to help you how. Studio J purchases and other online purchases can be combined. It is easy to have an online party, you don't even have to clean your house!

If you like the newsletter - please share it with others, Thanks!

Have a great May! 

Margit McCabe
Close to my Heart
In This Issue
Seasonal Expressions 2
National Scrapbooking Month
Editor's Note
A Place for everything
Stamp of the Month
Upcoming Events
Do you like FREE?

A place for everything
Close To My Heart offers a whole suite of organizational products, from fashionable totes to heavy-duty hard case organizers . I really like these products, because they are so versatile. You can use them for your scrapbooking or stamping items or beading, sewing, quilting - are you in Direct Sales and have to organize other items?

We have the tools to get you organized! The dividers are removable and movable. Besides, the plastic cases have a beautiful design on them - they are not just plain plastic! You have got to love them!

By the way - those scissors right in front are some of the best tools I have ever had - I have had my scissors for many years. One of the best multi-use tools!

What are you waiting for to get organized?

Order some organizers and get everything in your craft room in its place. » 

Stamp of the Month

May 2015: Just Sayin'

S1505 Just Sayin', set of 14

Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y10069)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

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 (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

May 2015: Just Sayin' (S1505)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Follow-up Links
Margit's Facebook

Upcoming Events

Recently, I went to an event at which I was able to share a little bit what we do when you come to the workshop. Our most recent cards are on the chicken wire frame, right under the Easter bag and mustache card.   
Check out my blog for the details about the cards and the class.

We will have our next class on May 21. If you live close by me, we would love to have you join us!  Keep checking my blog and facebook page for updates!

Right now I have my classes in the evening, but I already have requests for classes in the morning. So, I will schedule one in the morning.

Do you like to scrapbook and would like to me add a night or day  for scrapbooking? Please let me know with your preference. This way I can start putting that in my calendar as well. If you have friends who would like to get together - I would love to schedule a class for you!

If you miss one, but would love to make them at home or you live too far - its as easy as ordering the kits. Just go to my blog and order the kit!

Contact me if you should have any questions

Do you like FREE?
That is great - I do too, ha!
Every month I have several Mystery hostess parties open now. When you log onto my website look for"Mystery Hostess party 1" or "Mystery Hostess Party 2". The first one will run from the 1st through the 15th and the second one from the 16th through the rest of the month. If the total of the party gets to $150 everyone who placed an order during that time period will go into a drawing for the $25 free products! So, have your list ready - share the good news!

If you are part of my workshop group - join my "workshop"party and you may qualify for some free goodies. There are all kinds of ways to get some free goodies!I

Log onto my website and join my online party and you are set! If you have some friends you want to order - let me know and I will set you up with your own online party and you can get some free product of your own!
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Its National Scrapbooking Month!

 Its National Scrapbooking Month and we have just the products for you to celebrate the occasion! Don't you love the succulent colors of that paper? Not to mention all that wonderful fruit - living in Florida - I loved all that orange on there - ha! I love that wonderful stamp set!

Watch throughout the month as I let you know several opportunities for workshops and kits with this set!

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!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!