Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 2015 CTMH newsletter

Subject: News from Close to my Heart

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

Hi there,

the Taste of Summer special is over - if you missed getting some of those delicious papers - never fear! I still have a few paper packs left. If you hurry, you can still get one, contact me now!

It is June - that means July is right on its heal and I will be going to Disneyland! Yes, I was able to score a couple of tickets from a wonderful friend for free, but the exciting news is I will also score new exciting products from Close to my Heart again! I will return with lots of great new ideas, the new book - but you, my friends will have to wait until August! The only way you can get a peak at the new toys earlier is to sign up as a consultant (ha).

This month I will keep busy with going to boyscout camp - yes, you read that right - right after I teach my card class. Then off to convention and I will have another workshop. If you are lucky to live around me, you may get a peak at one or two new items!

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. This month I will have a card class with the card kit of this paper pack.  

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!

Summer Crush

The Perfect Companion for Memory Keeping On The Go

Summer Crush
During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014-2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns-and much more-you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details-from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns-that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last* and once they're gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!
Contact me for more details.

You want to go to my website to see all the different combos available!


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!
  • With each Crush combo you purchase you save at $9.95 with a B size set or $13.95 with the C-size set! Its up to you just how much you will get 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! And remember - this summer you would be able to get a peak at the new items earlier than anyone else! 

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
Summer Crush
Editor's Note
A Place for everything
Upcoming Events
The Retiriing List is Out!
Stamp of the Month
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. » 

Follow-up Links
Margit's Facebook

Upcoming Events


  Here are the cards we made with those wonderful "Taste of Summer" papers - loved those papers! There were so many fun things to be done. But never fear, we still have lots of great items in our arsenal! Check it out and have fun!  
Check out my blog for the details about the cards and the class.

We will have our next class on June 18. 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.

The Retiring List is out!
Yes, its already that time for these two books out already. You have until August 30 to decide what you might want. The items will be available until then - that is while they are available. Some items are already sold out. So ... if you have some favorite items, don't delay, get them now. I am stocking up on the Blossom items, just sayin ...

If you would like to get the list of the items that are retiring - please contact me and I will get it to you. Otherwise, its much easier to go to my website, to the "Shop" area and go to "Retiring Items" and see what is being retired. Remember - its while supplies last.

They are available until August 30,

but when they are gone ... they are gone!

Stamp of the Month

June 2015: Ice Cream Dream

S1506 Ice Cream Dream, set of 7

Recommended Blocks:
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

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.

June 2015: Ice Cream Dream (S1506)

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

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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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Retiring Items 2014-2015 Get them while you can!

We just got word of the new list of retiring items for this year - the sad thing we will say good bye to lots of great products. The good news is - we will be seeing lots of great new things with our new book coming in August - did I mention, I will get see much of it at convention in July? I can't wait!

At any rate you can see many of the retiring items on my website and remember - its while supplies last. When they are gone, they are gone!

I will post an update for the stamp sets as soon as I can get it into a document for you, so stay tuned! Watch my facebook page at for more :)

Thanks and have a great day!

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!