Saturday, December 31, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6 (12/31/11)

 Our 6th day's special is 50% off
CTMH's Studio J(R) Annual & 3-Month Memberships   

Indulge your desire to create gorgeous, 12"x12" layouts in minutes - it's easy, fast, and fun with Studio J(R), CTMH's unique online deign software.  Combine your photos and stories with our exclusive themed paper kits, layout patterns, and coordinating embellishments to preserve your memories in just minutes,  Now you can celebrate relationships with custom-printed scrapbook pages delivered right to your door!
Becoming a Studio J(R) member is the perfect way to stay up to date on your scrapbooks without breaking the bank, even if you lead a busy life.  Now you can save more, do more, and get more!

Each memberhship option allows you to purchase two-page, custom-printed layouts for $6.50 (includes free JPG files).  Each month shipping and page protectors are free as long as you order 4-20 two-page layouts in a single order.  Shipping for additional orders of up to 20 two-page layouts is only $5.95.

Membership begins when your paid activation code is activated by you on the Studio J(R) website - you can buy now, activate later.

Today's special includes the annual membership (regular price $99, $49.50 today) and the 3-month membership (regular price $30, $15 today).

The 3 month membership is renewed monthly at $10 after the initial 3-month term.
Pricing listed is for both Retail and Preferred Customers.

Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Saturday, December 31st at midnight.

Friday, December 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 (12/20/11)

Our 5th day's special is on the CTMH's Level 2 Paper Packs. 
 Buy a Level 2 Paper Pack and receive its compliment for free.   

This is a great opportunity to get some of the retired papers and matching complements while they last as well as the current papers and matching complements at a great price.

Compliments might be My Stickease(R), Printed Dimensional Elements, Rub-Ons, Adhesive Canvas Sheets, Printed Acetate Overlays, Ribbon, Felt Shapes, or Chip Board Journaling Spots - Each paper pack has its own unique complement(s).

Level 2 Paper Packs priced at $12.95 include
12 sheets of B&T (printed paper) - 2 each of 6 double sided paper
10 sheets of Card Stock - 3 or 4 coordinating colors

Level 2 Paper Packs priced at $9.95 include
6 sheets of B&T card stock weight paper - 2 each of 3 double-sided designs
6 sheets of Card Stock - 3 or 4 coordinating colors

For the retired items, quantities are limited so get them before they are gone:
Level 2 Paper Pack                    Complement                     Your Price            Quantity on Hand
Miracle                                        My Stickease                     $12.95                                    1
Wings                                          My Stickease                      $12.95                                    2
Wings                                          Ribbon                                  $12.95                                   1
Jingle                                           My Stickease                       $12.95                                    1
Mistletoe                                   My Stickease                         $12.95                                   1
Olivia                                          My Stickease                          $12.95                                  3
Cherry-O                                   My Stickease + Opaques      $12.95                                   4
Magnifique                               My Stickease                          $12.95                                   3
Hooligans                                  My Stickease                          $12.95                                   2
Hooligans                                  Monster Mash Felt Shapes  $12.95                                   1
Passages                                   My Stickease                           $12.95                                   1

For these current paper designs, quantities are not limited but they will not be available after 1/31/12:
Level 2 Paper Pack                    Complement                                     Your Price          
Sophia                                          My Stickease                                      $12.95                                  
Sophia                                          Journaling Spots                                $12.95                                  
Fanfare                                        My Stickease                                      $12.95                                  
Fanfare                                        Diecut Assortment                            $12.95                                  
Mayberry                                    My Stickease                                      $12.95                                  
Lucky                                           My Stickease                                       $12.95                                  
Lucky                                           Journaling Spots                                 $12.95                                  
Dreamin'                                     My Stickease                                         $9.95                                    
Mischief                                      Midnight Felt Shapes                          $9.95
Mischief                                      Rub-Ons                                                 $9.95
Believe                                        My Stickease                                         $9.95
Wonderland                               My Stickease                                         $9.95
Wonderland                               Icing Overlays Top Coats                     $9.95
For these current paper designs, quantities are not limited: 
Level 2 Paper Pack                Complement                            Your Price          
Typeset                                   Canvas Shapes                               $9.95
Roxie                                       My Stickease                                  $9.95
Elemental                               Printed Chipboard Pieces             $9.95
Sonoma                                  My Stickease                                   $9.95
Pricing listed is for both Retail and Preferred Customers.

Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Friday, December 30th at midnight or when limited supplies are sold out.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 (12/29/11)

Our 4th day's special is on the CTMH's great Exclusive Inks(R) stamp pads and markers. 

The patented Exclusive Inks(R) stamp pads offer an innovative pivoting-lid pad to keep ink close to the surface.  Pads are approximately 3 1/8" x 4" and are either dye-based (traditional) or pigment based (paint-like to bring vibrancy to lighter colors).

 Exclusive Inks(R) markers feature two versatile tips - a brush for bold swashes of color and a bullet for the perfect touch.

Both stamp pads and markers are PH-neutral and non-toxic.   

Buy any 4 of the 58 dye-based or 2 pigment-based exclusive color stamp pads and
receive 1 stamp pad for free (Preferred Customers receive 2 stamp pads for free)

Buy any 4 of the 60 marker colors and
receive 1 marker for free (Preferred Customers receive 2 markers for free)

Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Thursday, December 29th at midnig

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3 (12/28/11)


Our 3rd day's special is on Cutting Tools, Glues, and Adhesives (or as I like to think of it, everything on page 134 of the 2011 Fall/Winter Idea Book).

Whether you are a card maker, a scrapbooker, or a paper crafter, we all need tools and adhesive to make the best projects.

Today's special includes
Ruler (the best purchase I made from this catalog!!)
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
2" Scallop Circle Punch
1 1/4"  Circle Punch
Corner Rounder (doubles as a scallop punch)
Micro-Tip Scissors
Cutting Knife
VersaMat (love mine!)

Bonding Memories Glue
Memory Book Glue Dots (Craft, Memory, Mini, Lines, Pop - not all are in Idea Book)
Tombow (Dispenser and/or refill)
Dotto Dots Dispenser (Dispenser and/or refill)
3-D Foam Tape
Rub & Remove (TM) Eraser (has saved me many times!!)
 Receive a 15% discount on all TOOLS and Adhesive listed above
(Preferred Customers receive a 25% discount)

Take 50% off the Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Pay only $2 for Tombow Refills (save 64%)
Pay only $4.50 for Tombow Dispenser (save 50%)
Pay only $3 for Glue Dots (save 60%)

See all available Tools, Glues, and Adhesives. 
Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Wednesday, December 28th at midnight.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2 (12/27/11)

Our 2nd day's special is on the CTMH's My Acrylix(R) Stamp Sets, Blocks, and Containers in which to store them.

Did you know that our Stamp Sets are less expensive than this time last year? Here is the comparison:

Size                  December 2010             December 2011
A                                 $7.95                            $6.95
B                                  $13.95                          $9.95
C                                  $18.95                          $13.95
D                                  $22.95                          $17.95
E                                  $34.95                          $29.95

My Acrylix(R) stamps are expertly crafted to lift your stamping experience above the rest.  Clear stamps on clear blocks allow you to see exactly where you are stamping every time!  Simply select the image of your choice and mount it on a clear reusable block, then ink and stamp.  You'll get perfect image placement and ink coverage every time.  Every stamp set comes complete with a foam insert.  Place it under your paper as you stamp to ensure a crisp image.

When it's time to put the stamps away, organization is a snap!  Each stamp set slides into its own sturdy plastic envelope.  Since the envelopes for A-, B-, C-, and D-size stamps are all the same size, it's simple to flip through them in the My Acrylix(R) Organizer to find exactly what you're looking for! 

Just look at the difference between My Acrylix(R) and wood-mounted stamp sets.  Ours are clear, lightweight, and so easy to transport and store.
 Receive a 15% discount on all My Acrylix(R) Stamp Sets, Blocks, and Coordinating Storage Containers
(Preferred Customers receive a 25% discount)

~ My Acrylix(R) Stamp Sets from the Spring/Summer 2011 and Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book (excludes K stamp sets and $5 Stamp of the Month)
~ All Block Sets (including the Starter Set) are included
~ My Acrylix(R) Stamp Set Organizer ($12.95)
~ The now retired Block Organizer ($22.95)

See all available stamp sets here. 
Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Tuesday, December 27th at midnight.

Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 (12-26-11)

Our first day's special is on the CTMH's new My Legacy(R) Faux Leather Albums. 

Our Albums are beautifully, hand-stitched albums with a much better look and price than offered on previous years. 

These beautiful, long-lasting albums are the perfect way to protect your precious memories.  The leather-like look and luster offer the appearance of luxury at a very affordable price of $24.95.

They come in 6 rich colors - Black, Dark Chocolate, Dark Cranberry, Dark New England Ivy (not shown), Hollyhock, and Outdoor Denim.

Buy 2, Receive 1 free of the My Legacy(R) Faux Leather Albums. 
Preferred Customers Buy 1, Receive 1 of the My Legacy(R) Faux Leather Albums.

Repeat this offer as many times as you want - but only until midnight on Monday, December 26th at midnight.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Begins Soon

Many countries around the world celebrate Christmas or other similar traditions in January.  In my son's birth country of Russia, they celebrate the arrival of Father Frost and the Snow Maiden on January 7th.  So to recognize the importance of Christmas Festivities into January in many countries, I will be offering a 12 Days of Christmas sale - 12 days, 12 different specials - starting December 26th and ending January 6th.

Each day for the next 12 days I will be offering a 24 hour sale on one specific Close To My Heart item or family of products.  If you want the special, you must call (602-312-9117) or email ( me before midnight of the sale date.  Payment will be due at the end of the 12 days when I will order your products (January 7th).  All prices and choices are from the current Fall/Winter 2011 Catalog (can be viewed on-line) or request a copy to be mailed to you.

Take advantage of the FABULOUS CTMH offers for December and January: 

1.  For every $50 you spend during the 12 days combined, earn the December and/or January stamp of the month.  December is Mad About You, and January is Little Reminder.

2.  For every $25 you spend during the 12 days combined, earn the National Paper Crafting Month Promotional items - Rock the Block for only $15 (per set).  You get two valuable new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion). This Rock the Block promotion represents a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, fashionable fun!  See more in the video here.

Watch for more information later this week on my BLOG -

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday with Me!

Receive FREE Products equal to the amount you spend on my website Cyber Monday only!!
For every dollar you spend (before shipping and tax), choose an equal amount of any

My Acrylix stamps
Ink Pads
My Stickease Assortments
Level 2 Paper Packs
Card Stock Packs
Workshops on the Go
Studio Memberships
Studio J 5- Packs

The details - Place any sized order at www.CloseToMyHeart.Com/StorySavers on Monday, November 28th.  Then email me your list of Free Products.  I will receive notification of your order from CTMH, and then place your free order to be sent directly to you or you can pick it up.

Refer a new customer who shops on Monday and receive an additional $25 in Free Products (from list above). 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Every now and then I am challenged to do a scrapbook layout that looks best with snowy, wintry pictures - something we don't see too much of in Phoenix.  Of course if we went on regular ski trips or visited places where it actually snows, then I would have those types of pictures.  (Ask me sometime what was one of the #1 reasons I moved away from Virginia!)

I was successful in digging out some of my experiences with snow and used them on these great layouts (I do love the wonderland papers, just wish I had great photos to go with them).

Here are 2 of the 4 pages we will be doing anytime during the Create and Play on November 26th - you just need to RSVP so that I can have a kit waiting for you!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bigger, Better Card Box

I have had an addiction, other than chocolate, for the past 3 months - the Close To My Heart Card Boxes.  My customers and I have ordered more than 50 during that time, so I feel partially responsible for the fact that they have been back-ordered for quite awhile now.

Here is a great option for a card box, especially if you have more than 6 cards and envelopes - the recipe card box.  This is the one I am offering during the 15 cards for $25 on Saturday, November 19th at 10 am.  You can do the cards with or without the card box, but why wouldn't you want to have a great box for the cards?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Gift and Treat Boxes

One of the things I like to make are cute little gift packaging for all the holiday gift giving - Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas, Graduation, Birthday Parties, etc.  Thanks to the many talented CTMH consultants, I have been able to copy some great projects.  And now I want to share them with you.

A fun way to give gifts to friends, co-workers, and family

Join me on Sunday, December 4 th at 12 noon for 2 hours to make these fun ideas perfect for gift giving.  Cost is $25.  If you have the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge or are thinking about buying it, this is a great workshop to see the variety of gift bags and boxes you can make.  Make sure to RSVP by emailing me by Friday, December 2nd.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Cards

I love so many of the new holiday stamp sets from Close To My Heart this year.  And now that I can cut the shape on my Cricut before I stamp the image, I spend a lot less time cutting images out with my scissors.

I am offering this 15 cards for $25 workshop on Saturday, November 19th at 10 am.  If you would like to attend, please send me an email to save your space.  It's not too late to make your Holiday cards for all your friends and family.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Come Create Pages with Me to Support Families of Cancer

This month I am helping to support those that support cancer research and families.  This Saturday I will be one of the workshop leaders at The Arizona Wellness Community.  Here is the page you can make if you come join us:

The layout features the Sonoma paper and two CTMH stamp sets.  I hope you will join us.  Here are the details:

Saturday, September 17th
10 am - 2 pm
360 E Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ  85004

There will be various tables available (scrapbooking, card making, photo explosion boxes, and much more).  Pricing includes ALL materials and supplies for the completed projects:

$25 for one table
$40 for two tables

For more information or to register -

Learn more about The Arizona Wellness Community, visit their website at

Monday, September 12, 2011

Come Make Halloween Cards with Me!

These are some of the Halloween cards I made from CTMH's Mischief papers.  I also used a variety of stamp sets including Backdrop-Charmed, All Hallows Eve, Wicked, So Grateful, and the Mischief Stamp of the Month.  One of the cards is not specifically Halloween but a fall card (Autumn Days).

I have to give credit to three of my CTMH sisters - Chantelle Husband, Caron Barnard (whose card I copied 99%), and Aaron Brown whose previous cards guided me to these cards.  Aaron has a fabulous blog - as does Caron -

Join me in this Friday night's card class where we will make these 5 cards.  Email me if you are interested - space is limited.  There will be another opportunity to make these cards at the open crop on Saturday, September 24th during the free open crop.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This month I am helping some of my friends who are walking the 3-day walk for the cure here in Phoenix.  I myself will not be walking, but I have created some items where the proceeds will be donated to this wonderful cause!

The first item is this box with 10 cards.

Each box with 10 cards is $25 ($12.50 will be donated).  Additional cards are $15 for 10 ($7.50 will be donated).

If you don't have a need for the cancer ribbon cards, I have also developed another box with 10 cards for $25.  You can choose to have any mix of the cards (i.e., 3 birthday, 3 get well, 4 blank).

In addition to the cards, I also have this fabulous box which holds 24 coasters.  I turned mine into a Daily Affirmations box.  I put my top 24 affirmations in the box and keep it on my desk for a daily positive jump-starter. 

If you would like a similar box, send me your top 24 affirmations, quotes, goals, etc and I can make a box for you for $25 ($12.50 will be donated).

If you are interested in any of these items to help out the girls walking in the 3-day walk in November, email me at

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Add Cricut Flair To Your Pages

Watch this fabulous video produced by Close To My Heart to see how to take a great layout or card and add FLAIR to it - making it a work of art. Even if you do simple pages or cards, you can easily (and quickly) add some flair using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Bundle.

This video shows you how using the Workshop On The Go - the same projects I teach each month. It would be great if you could join us. Here is the August Workshop using Typeset papers and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The New Catalog is Here! The New Catalog is Here

This excitement reminds me of one of the famous lines from one of my Dad's favorite movies, The Jerk. I remember Steve Martin's line, "The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"

Our new Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book and Catalog is much more exciting than seeing your name and number in the phone book:

~ Lower Stamp Prices

~ Cardstock-Weight Patterned (B&T) Paper with Two Different Patterns on Each Side and a Cut-Away Border

~ Larger Stamp Sets in Workshops On The Go with NO Price Increase

~ Exclusive Cricut Cartridge with Over 700 Images

~ Great New Embellishments

~ Lower Stamp of the Month Pricing

~ More Artwork Than Ever Before

The new Idea Book and Catalog is now on-line at my website - and then click on Products. Prefer to look at the book in person? Call or email me and I will mail you a copy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CTMH Introduces Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

I am delighted to announce the exclusive CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and Collection!

~ Compatible with ALL Cricut machines
~ Over 700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items
~ Designed to be used with or without specific My Acrylix stamps for real eye-popping power
~ Bundle includes three exclusive D-size stap sets and three sets of 9"x12" Dimensional Elements that work in tandem with the cartridge
~ Retail value $124.69. Bundle price $99.00

Want to pay less than $99 for the Bundle?

~ Order the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection by August 1 and pay $84
(Preferred Customers pay $74)

~ Order $250 CTMH Products and pay only $49 for the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection PLUS earn an additional $40 in FREE products of your choice

~ Host a party and earn the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for FREE plus earn at least $25 in FREE products of your choice.

These flowers on the left were made with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge by Consultant Christine Adams. Watch for more Cricut art coming this way soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I've Moved!

Welcome to my new digs! All my "old" stuff is still at Inkin' Paper Dolls since I "purchased" all new stuff to be here from now on. I will not be visiting Inkin' Paper Dolls much anymore, so follow me from now on from here.

This new blog reflects my desire to help everyone preserve their stories - from those cute everyday occurrences to the fabulous graduations/weddings/births to fabulous vacations. You can do it with paper and adhesive or you can do it on a laptop. I just want to help you get it done - before the memories of your favorite stories are gone!! Let me show you how.