Sunday, January 18, 2015

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Stamp Designs
The following stamp designs, last featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 idea book, are being retired. They will no longer be available to order after January 31st 2015. These sets can be viewed in the “Retiring Items” category on
A1124 A Tree
A1139 Congrats Graduate
A1141 Be Still
A1154 Friendly Thoughts
A1156 Flower Confetti
B1418 Love Doily
B1423 Hoppy Easter
B1439 Dreamer
B1440 Fancy Fair
B1441 Buggy Love
B1444 Greatest Love
B1445 Happy Hive
B1450 Owls
C1571 You're the Best
C1573 Do Your Best
C1574 Believe in Yourself
C1577 Mother's Day
C1579 Coming Up Roses
C1583 Robot Family
D1547 Paper Doll
D1579 Windy Day
M1035 Newlyweds
M1036 Perfect Polka-Dot Day
M1037 Balloons
M1038 Shooting Star
M1039 Good Job Stencil
M1040 Parasol
M1041 Hi
M1042 Colored Egg

Get Organized with the New Rolling and Shoulder Totes

I am super excited about the new Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote, they are so cute and functional. The rolling tote will fit one large, one medium, and a couple of the small CTMH plastic organizers. Don't you just love the pretty chevron pattern? You can order yours online at

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Valentine's Hip Pic Album

I had so much fun creating this super cute hip pics album using Heartstrings paper and the January stamp of the month "This Moment".  The hip pics album was a kit that we had sold awhile ago that had included a stamp set and some Cricut cut-outs such as the arrows and hearts.  I thought the kit was perfect for making a Valentine's album. We do still sell the spiral bound chipboard album for separately and includes 8 white pocket pages with 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 windows and hold 16 - 6 x 4 pictures. Santa brought me a Cricut Explore for Christmas and I am just loving it. I sliced the Heart card from Artfully Sent in Cricut Design Studio for the front cover of the album which is Hollyhock and I put a piece of Lagoon cardstock behind it.  You can see the January stamp of the month on my website here: CRISTYDAVIS.CTMH.COM

Upcoming Crops

When:  April 17th Friday from 6pm to midnight, Sat. 18th  from 9am to 9pm
Where: Father Bush Family Center, 110 Bush St. Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Cost: $35 for Saturday only, $15 for Friday only or $50 for both days Registration fee includes 8ft table, all meals and refreshments, door prizes and raffles, fun and fellowship
Contact: Connie Pilarski at or 810-694-9013 or email me at and I will send you a registration form.

National Papercrafting Month

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

    My Legacy Albums Now Available!

    Our new My Legacy™ Ruby Floral Albums are now available to order in both the D-Ring (Z2091) and Post-bound (Z2093) styles. The price for either style is $34.95 USD/$38.50 CAD. 

    Like our other albums, the Ruby Floral albums are more than just an eye-catching display piece, they are also built to last. When paired with our high-quality Memory Protectors™, these albums are ideal for preserving your most cherished memories. Whether you prefer Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking or more dimensional layouts, let your layouts find a home in a My Legacy album. Order yours right away

    We are delighted to announce that, in addition to the Ruby Floral albums that were made available yesterday, we have now also received the My Legacy™ Lagoon Chevron Post-Bound album, and made it available to order using item number Z2092. Like our other albums, this album can be purchased for $34.95 USD/$38.50 CAD. 

    The post-bound album is ideal for showcasing classic 12" x 12" scrapbook layouts side by side in Memory Protectors™ featuring the lay-flat seam. The sturdy binding is ideal for securing thicker layouts, while the covers are built using a sturdy, rigid material, and covered with coated canvas designed with eye-catching patterns. Because canvas is a natural fiber, you may occasionally get an album with small flecks of color in the design. Such flecks are not a defect, but just part of working with natural fibers.

    Whatever type of pages you create to preserve your memories, let your layouts find a home in a My Legacy album. Order yours right away!

    New Studio J Express Collections

    Are you in need of getting your scrapbooking but don't have much time, well give Studio J® a try and I guarantee you are going to love it!! Just click on the link Studio J Online Scrapbooking and start creating today. And as of January 1st there is a brand new limited-time Express Collection. The new collection has been designed by our studio artists using the Yuletide Carol paper packet, which is perfect for preserving your memories from this festive time of year. Like our other Express Collections, this limited edition collection will offer you 10 pre-designed layouts, plus a layout designed to give you a first and last page for your album. With a grand total of 65 photo wells, this collection has plenty of room for your favorite photos from the holidays. The collection will only be available through February 28th so be sure to make time in the first part of next year to add your photos and order your layouts to keep the memories fresh for years to come!

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    Extra Hostess Rewards

    During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 USD/CAD or higher, will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30 USD/CAD, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 USD/CAD or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watching your earnings grow!  You can see the Hostess rewards program here: 

    *Offer valid January 1–31, 2015. All Hostess Rewards items will be shipped FREE to qualifying hostesses. However, the hostess will be charged shipping on any amount they go over the Hostess Rewards amount. In Canada, free items are not taxable. In the US, tax will be based on the full retail amount of the free item(s) in these 11 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah. If you live somewhere other than one of these states, no sales tax will be assessed on free Hostess Rewards items. For Hostess Collections and 50% off items, tax is only charged on the discounted amount paid, not full retail value. Tax is charged on the full overage amounts.