Saturday, January 5, 2019

A New Year, A New Catalog!

Isn't she lovely? Isn't she beautiful?
Our lovely founder of Close To My Heart graces the cover of our beautiful Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog/Idea Book.

What a perfect cover on the first catalog of 2019 as we celebrate 35 year in the industry!

I can't wait for you to see every one of the fabulous pages in this book!
Page through it here.


First paper pack featured in the new catalog is Something Fierce!
Fun and so on trend!



Next up is I Heart Us!
Bright, colorful and cheerful! 




Enough said! Love it!



Sure to be a fan favorite is this stunning choice;



The ever popular Mix-Ins paper pack!
Papers to coordinate with each of the 4 featured paper suites OR use them on their own.  
So fun and versatile!


This first Stamp of the Month set of the year is sure to be
a best seller!  Just look at ALL the great sentiments in this 
value packed stamp set called Card Captions!
$18.95 or just $5 with a $50+ order!





Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sweet Sentiments with a Sweet Alphabet!


How sweet is this card stamped with the 

What would you make with this darling Alphabet set?







Story Starter Albums, which just happen to be the cutest little albums ever, are on sale for 20% - 30% off! 
Find the deals here: 


I used this fun black/white polka dot album as a 
very special birthday card for my sweet Miss O.


 It was such fun to see her joyfully look at each and every picture 
of herself from birth to 5.
   



These little Story Starter albums are quick and easy and oh, so cute!
Perfect for any theme imaginable with room for 20 photos and journaling.

* Birthday Card
* Single theme topic of any kind!
* Elf on the Shelf pictures
* List Making Mini Albums
* Favorite Tree ornaments
* Quilter's finished projects
* and more!




Tuesday, October 30, 2018

23rd Annual Fall Open House & Card Class

Not to be missed, but almost did!

Very late invite, BUT for a happy reason!

I wasn't sure it would be possible to have this event this year, 
but it will take place.
We're expecting a baby grandson who happens to be due on Nov. 3, the date of my open house! After my daughter's recent doctor appointment, she's pretty positive this little guy will be arriving late.

So... I've decided that the 23rd Annual Fall Open House/Card Class is a GO!

See the details in the photo invite.




* Sign up for upcoming classes:

- A yearly favorite: The Christmas Card Class. Tuesday, November 19th at 1 pm and 6:30. It’s possible there will be another date option as well. 
This year we're using Mistletoe Wishes Card-making Kit which includes an exclusive stamp set, accents, Tis the Season papers, cards/envelopes. 
As always, I will be precutting the kit for you and designing 3 bonus cards. You will go home with 15 finished cards and have leftover materials to create even more!

                       
- Holiday Workshop - 6 Fun and Festive projects at a low cost. Date: Wed. Dec. 4th @ 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Choose the time that works best for you.

* Receive CTMH Cash with qualifying orders to spend on the Cash/Carry Table!

* There are 10 November Specials!

* I'm serving pumpkin bars and apple cider! It's a 23 year tradition!



* Please RSVP by Nov. 1st.
* Can’t attend? Ask about a project kit to create at home.

Thank you!


Monday, September 24, 2018

Shake and Make, and I'll help!

Can you hear that old commercial in your head?  
You know the one...."Shake and Bake, and I helped!" 


Here's your chance to Shake and Make some adorable cards!
My samples were inspired by my dear friend Ginni Candelaria.
I put a few of my own touches on some of them and had a blast putting them together!

Brand new to the CTMH Holiday Expressions Catalog/Idea Book
are some super fun shaker card products 





You’re invited to my Shaker Card Love Classes!  Same Class - Two ways! Something for everyone!

Shaker Cards are FUN to make and you will love these seasonal cuties! They feature the “must have” September Stamp of the Month set  ~ Just Treats!  I love this stamp set packed with 22 versatile stamps! Sad that is will be gone in just a few days!

There are 2 types of classes: 
1 - In Person Class Option: This class will be held in my home studio on Thursday, October 4th @ 6:31 pm. 

2 - Online Class Option: Everyone can attend as it’s in a private Facebook group to be held on October 8th @ 1 pm. Can’t attend live?  No problem, it will be saved to replay at your convenience. You will receive an invite link to the class by registering with either Option #2 or #3 below.  There will be prizes too!

Both classes will show how to create cute Shaker Cards quickly and easily!
In class we will create 5 cards but there will be ideas for additional cards and artwork. It’s going to be JAM packed with FUN!!! 


You will learn basic tips and techniques of how to use our NEW Shaker Products. 

Here are the registration details:

OPTION 1: 
Join us in person on October 4th @ 6:31 at my house. We’ll make the 5 cards for only $25!  You’ll receive all papers pre-cut, shaker card foam/acetate, and loose sequins.  Please RSVP by 9/27  You can pay at the class 10/4.

OPTION 2: Place $25 (before ship/tax) order by 9/27 on my shopping website or with me.
You’ll receive:
  • The eFiles with full color photos & paper cutting dimensions/details
  • Invitation to the October 8th @ 1 pm online class AND be entered in the drawings for FREE prizes!
  • A Gift!

OPTION 3: Place a $50 (before ship/tax) order by 9/26th on my shopping website or with me, 
You’ll receive:
  • The precut papers and ribbon. 
  • The eFiles with full color photos & paper cutting dimensions/details 
  • Invitation to the 1 pm October 8th online class AND be entered in the drawings for FREE prizes! 
  • A Bigger Gift!
  • NOTE: You will need the S1809 Just Treats stamp set to create these cards, the Z4310 Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, and the Loose Sequins in either Gold or Silver....or both if you want options!  
  • I also used a couple of border stamps from C1726 Boutique - Card Making set.

  • Early Bird Prize:  Place your order for Options 2 OR 3 by midnight 9/25 and you’ll be entered in a drawing for an extra prize!  That’s a lot of dates to keep track of, so please read the details carefully. 
Option 2 & 3:  You can go directly to my website to place your order OR contact me and I will order for you.  www.margi.ctmh.com 



Project Materials

For the Online Class: 
This is a guide of what I used. In no way do you need to purchase all this. You may even have some of these supplies on hand or something similar that would work.  If you prefer, may want to view the class and then decide what extra supplies you'd like to purchase after.

S1809 Sept Stamp of the Month*—A MUST have!
C1726 Boutique Cardmaking*
        • Z4309 Thin Cuts Shaker Window & Confetti*
Z4310 Shaker Window Foam & Acetate
Z4182 Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
Z4181 Stitched Circle Thin Cuts
        *       Z3318 Circle Thin Cuts 
Z4235 Loose Sequins Gold*
Z4304 Loose Sequins Silver*
Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon*
        • Z4230 Candy Apple Striped Ribbon*
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
        *       Small Wiggly Eyes OR Black Gems
Cardstocks in Clover*, Pixie, Ballerina*, White, Nectarine*, Toffee, Charcoal, Espresso, Peacock just scraps, OR FREE necessary papers precut with your $50 order! 
Patterned Paper from Boutique*, Hello Pumpkin*, Grateful Heart*, Tis the Season*, Oh What Fun*, Seasons Mix-    Ins*
        *      X254 White Cards/Envelopes

Additional Supplies

Inks: Intense Black* or CTMH Black or Memento Black, Clover*, Candy Apple*, Nectarine*, Fern, Charcoal,     Toffee, Espresso, Raspberry, Saffron
Shimmer Brushes—Gold, Pink, & Clear
Z1979 Marvy LePen - (Fine tip black marker)
Z726 Sponge Daubers
Z3326 Tombow Permanent Adhesive, Z553 Glue Pen, Z679 Liquid Glass 
        *       3D Foam & Glue Dots
Piercing Tool & Scissors
Z1207 Rub & Remove Eraser
        *      Z4220 Anti-Static Pouch*  (this is a VERY handy tool for making Shaker Cards) 

  

NOTE: * Indicates a NEW product!

Thank you! I look forward to seeing you in person or in our private online class!

Margi


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just For YOU!

No more combo packs in the catalog?  No worries!

I'm putting some together just for YOU!



There are 11 beautiful new Close To My Heart Exclusive Colors!

Sage
Lilac
Mint
Bluebird
Clover
Candy Apple
Nectarine
Carolina
Ballerina
Peach
and
.
.
.
the
Color of the Year
Sugarplum! 

Contact me soon to reserve either a Small Pack or a Big Pack!
Available through September 17th.  Don't delay!

Comment below or Instant Message me on Facebook.

Have a colorful day!






Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hello Pumpkin Card Kits

It's not too soon to start stamping for Halloween!
 Cards are such a fun way of spreading 
a little October happy!

Here are three festive cards I'm putting together in a kit for you.

There are three purchase options to receive:
* The pre-cut kit with embellishments.
* You'll receive a eFile document with individual photos and tips for assembly.  
* You will also receive an invitation to join a closed Facebook Group where I will teach a virtual class with assembly tips PLUS a bonus card demonstration on Oct. 2 
AND a ticket for a prize drawing during the virtual class.

Please complete your pre-orders by Sunday, Sept. 16th.


Let's talk about these super fun cards!
They feature a delightful new stamp set called Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking. Great news, the set is also available with matching Thin Cut dies in a Bundle! 
The Hello Pumpkin patterned papers are cheerful, versatile, and on-trend with the cool black/white designs. Love them all!






Kit Option #1

C1742 Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking Stamp Set,
3 cards include papers cut, plus embellishments.
The village, moon, stars and sentiment frames will be precut. 
Total for the stamp set, card kit, with postage is $28.
See Buy Button below




Kit Option #2

Z4239 Hello Pumpkin Stamps/Thin Cut Bundle,
3 cards include paper cut and extra cardstock to use with the Thin Cuts.
 The village and moon will be precut. Includes embellishments.
Total for Hello Pumpkin stamp set/Thin Cut Bundle, card kit, with postage is $40.
See Buy Button below


Kit Option #3

Best Bet - Create your own Bundle:
Place an order of $50 on my website. 
Choose products from the supplies list or order anything you'd like totaling $50 before ship/tax.  

I will send you 4 precut cards: 3 cards in the kit, PLUS 1 BONUS card 
from the virtual class! Kit includes embellishments.
You will also receive the complimentary Holiday Expressions Catalog with your order if you haven't received one.
You will also qualify for the September Stamp of the Month "Just Treats" for just $5.
(I'll be using that set in my next card kit class)

Please place your order here.

NOTE: To complete the cards, you will need either:
 C1742 Hello Pumpkin stamp set $14.95
OR
Z4239 Stamp Set/Thin Cuts $24.95

Additional supplies used:
X7236B Hello Pumpkin Paper Pack $10.95
X5996 Nectarine Cardstock
X6028 Black Cardstock 
Z4189 Intense Black Stamp Pad  $9.95
Z6510 Nectarine Stamp Pad  $8.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles  $3.50
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins  $4.50
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush  $5.50
Z4224 Black Shimmer Brush  $5.50
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread  $4.50
Z1979 Journaling Pen  $3.50
Z3336 Tombow Adhesive  $7.95
Z679 Liquid Glass  $8.95
3D Foam Tape - Thin  $6.50
X254 Bulk White Cards and Envelopes

Optional: Gray Colored Pencil for pumpkin stems








Option 3 does not have a Buy Now Button. You simply go to my website to order Option 3.



Kit options