Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Cut Scrap & Paste!

Typeset is the paper pack for August:

Typeset Workshop:

Workshop Kit
Item #
Product
Price
G1024
Workshops on the Go ™ typeset Kit (includes):
Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Typeset Workshop ($13.95)
Milepost Shapes ($3.95)
Create-a-Shade® Pearl Paint ($2.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)


Retail Value:  $32.78


You Pay:  $29.95


Required Tools
Item #
Product
E1020
My Acrylix® Token Alphabet  $29.95

Z2105
Black Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25

Z2165
Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25

Z2214
Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Re-Inker $4.25

Z1686
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection  $99.00

Z1298
Texture Tools  $9.95

Z608
Dry Embossing/Scoring Stylus  $3.25

Z188
Craft Jars  $3.50

Z341
Memory Book Mini Glue Dots®  $7.50

Z1151
3-D Foam Tape  $5.95

Y1000
1" × 1" My Acrylix® Block  $3.95

Y1003
2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block  $6.50

Y1006
3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block  $8.50




If you are interested in getting together to make these pages, contact me today!  Send me a message in my comments!
























































 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Add Cricut® Flair to Any Workshop

Watch this video and see how to make your layouts go from wow to WOW!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Extra! Extra!

August 2011 Constant Campaign

 
In celebration of our newly updated Stamp of the Month program, we're throwing in a little something extra: a FREE bonus stamp set! In August, when you or your customers place an order of $50.00 or more in products and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5.00, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface A-size set FREE (a retail value of $6.95). Think of this as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set and we'll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It's Extra! Extra!



Saturday, July 23, 2011

2011 Fall Idea Book

I am pleased to announce the 2011 Fall Idea Book!

Would you like one?  Contact me today~etstong@yahoo.com


Check out my website:  www.elissa.myctmh.com to order:


Friday, July 22, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy

I am so excited, my new cricut should be here any day now.  I can't wait to get my CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy!  Woo Hoo!!!




The Feature buttons are fabulous.  For each of the basic shapes, you have the following Features:
  • Layer:  frames, outline shapes
  • Decorative Layer: tags and frames with cut-outs
  • Tag:  shaped tags with cut-outs, and ribbon slides
  • Card:  shaped cards, and cards with cut-out image windows
  • Font:  26 letters, numbers, special characters, photo corners, borders, spiral flowers
  • Decorative Font:  26 letters with decorative stems, 3D boxes, envelopes, flourishes, doilies, more borders
I am offering a special!!  Just for you, from me!!  Pre - Order your Cricut Art Philosophy and get a free A size stamp set of your choice for free!  Hurry, this offer only lasts until July 31.  

In the new Idea Book, there are several stamp sets with a red line around certain stamps - that red line means there is a cricut image ready to be cut!  So cool - now, you will be able to mount your stamp images on cardstock or B&T paper and the shape will be perfect!
  • 700 Shapes on the cartridge!
  • 46 sizes each
  • 32,200 possibilities!!!
So how do you get this exclusive cartridge? It is easy, here are a few ways to own this wonderful new cartridge.
  1. I am taking pre-orders for this cartridge which is available August 1st.  Place your order before July 31st and get a free gift exclusively from me.  In addition to the free gift you will get the July SOM for FREE!
  2. Host a party with sales of $250 or more and you can get this cartridge for half price!
  3. Become a consultant and order it yourself at a great discount.
This is one cartridge you will want to add to your collection.  It takes creating to a new level of faster, simpler and easier!

Are you interested in scrapbooking?  Contact me today etstong@yahoo.com- I would love to get a workshop started for you!!  To see some really great artwork using the cricut - please check out Chris or  Sheila's blog

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Items to come and a List of Retireing CTMH Product

 Convention has come and gone, it was last week in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland Hotel!  Yes, look what we missed!  No, I did not get to go, we are in the process of moving into our new house!  The AF has moved us again, from VA to OK!  Yeah!  We are so excited to be back in OK.  

The good of OK, first:  my parents live in the same town we do, less than a mile away.  My sister and niece will be here for a year also (her husband is deployed).  I already know my way around and have friends still from high school.  It is a small town and no traffic.  To get from north of town to south of town = 15 minutes, to get from east of town to west of town = 15 minutes.  There are 3 Sonics in town, a few dozen restaurants, the best shoe store (my dad owns it, Brown's Shoe Fit, Co.), and I have free babysitting for the next 3 years.  Hobby Lobby - oh how I love thee!  Plus, my dear husband gets to do what he loves most, be in the air flying, again.  

Oh yeah, I am the only CTMH consultant in town (I think.)

The bad - no Target, no mall (you can't call the mall here a mall, with only about a dozen stores), the commissary is so small that you can blink and not realize you have been through the whole thing!  

I am truly going to love it here, my house might be 2000 sq. ft. smaller than the last one, but we will be saving so much money on utilities, once the temperatures get back into the 90's.  Yes, I said 90's.  We have been in triple digits for the majority of the last month!  YIKES!!!  

So, with all of that said:  Close To My Heart made a HUGE announcement at convention, drum roll please.................

The all new:

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Z1686
the collection includes:
1 - Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items 
3 - My Acrylix D-size Stamp sets
3 - 9x12 Dimensional Elements ()3 sheets of different shapes)

All this for just $99.00




Also, in the new Idea Book available August 1 - contact me today to receive yours - etstong@yahoo.com
There are 8 new paper kits:
Typeset: desert sand, juniper, black and creme brulee (looks like tulip, too)
Roxie: black, smoothie, desert sand, and tulip (there is a zebra paper in this pack)  LOVE IT!!
Elemental: desert sand, olive, pacifica, sorbet
Dreamin': bamboo, goldrush, chocolate, pacifica
Sonoma: bamboo, smokey plum, cocoa, olive
Mischief: barn red, black, desert sand, sunset
Believe: holiday red, topiary, sky, sweet leaf
Wonderland: chocolate, crystal blue, grey flannel, twilight

There are 33 new My Acrylix stamp sets all with new lower pricing - plus the 6 new stamps of the month, again, with new lower pricing!  There is fun gorgeous artwork with each stamp set, which of course makes me want to buy them all and make the artwork!  :-)  2 new alphabet fonts!

Oh, and the new embellishments!  Love them ALL!

So with all of that being said, CTMH has to say goodbye to some of our favorite products and here is a list of what is being retired, August 1!  Buy, before it is too late!!!

buy it on my website:  www.elissa.myctmh.com 

Join my team and you can go to the CTMH convention next year in Dallas, July 12-14, with me!  



Items Retiring & Not available after July 31, 2011:

Bliss Level 1 -- X7132A pg 12
 Bliss Level 2 -- X7132B pg 12
 Bliss stickease -- X7132C pg 12
 Miracle L1 -- X7133A pg 16
 Miracle L2 -- X7133B pg 16
Miracle stickease -- X7133C pg 16
 Sweetheart L1 -- X7134A pg 20
 Sweetheart L2 -- X7134B pg 20
Sweetheart stickease -- X7132C pg 20
Wings L1 -- X7135A pg 24
Wings L2 -- X7135B pg 24
 Wings stickease -- X7135C pg 24
 Magnifique L1 -- X7127A pg 38
 Magnifique L2 -- X7127B pg 38
Magnifique stickease -- X7127C pg 38
 Olivia L1 -- X7128A pg 38
 Olivia L2 -- X7128B pg 38
Olivia stickease -- X7128C pg 38
 Hooligans L1 -- X7129A pg 39
 Hooligans L2 -- X7129B pg 39
 Hooligans stickease -- X7129C pg 39
 Mistletoe L1 -- X7130A pg 39
 Mistletoe L2 -- X7130B pg 39
Mistletoe stickease -- X7130C pg 39
 Sweetheart WOTG -- G1017 pg 41
Lucky WOTG -- G1018 pg 41
 Sophia WOTG -- G1019 pg 41
 Bliss WOTG -- G1020 pg 42
 Fanfare WOTG -- G1021 pg 42
 Mayberry WOTG -- G1022 pg 42
 Miracle WOTG -- G1023 pg 43
 Wings WOTG -- G1016 pg 43
 1” x 1 ½” block -- Y1001 pg 45
 1” x 6 ½” block -- Y1005 pg 45
 2” x 11” block -- Y1007 pg 45
2 ½” x 2 ½” block -- Y1004 pg 45
 4 ½” x 6 ½” block -- Y1011 pg 45
 My Acrylix block starter kit -- Y1500 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 2 ½” x 3 ½” -- Z1021 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 3” x 3” -- Z1022 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 3” x 4 ¾” -- Z1023 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 4” x 4” -- Z1024 pg 114
Envelope flats – 4 ½” x 4 ½” -- Z1244 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 5” x 5” -- Z1025 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 5” x 7” -- Z1026 pg 114
Envelope flats – 5 ½” x 4 3/4 ” -- Z1027 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 6” x 6” -- Z1028 pg 114
 Envelope flats – 8” x 3 ½” -- Z1029 pg 114
 Designer ribbon – cranberry -- Z1209 pg 115
 Designer ribbon – buttercup -- Z1154 pg 115
 Designer ribbon – sweet leaf -- Z1125 pg 115
 Sophia L2 Journaling Spots -- Z1357 pg 116
 Mini Medley Accents – Pear -- Z1339 pg 117
 Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon -- Z1340 pg 117
 Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim -- Z1277 pg 117
 Top Coats – Framed In -- Z1211 pg 118
Rub Ons – Across the Board -- Z1231 pg 118
 Rub Ons – Primavera -- Z1265 pg 118
 Dimensional Elements – Villa -- Z1390 pg 118
> · Dimensional Elements – Miracle -- Z1354 pg 118
> · Dimensional Elements – Booksmart -- Z1223 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements – Borders -- Z1156 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun -- Z1140 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard -- Z1164 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements – Stars -- Z1312 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – A -- Z1055 pg 119 (new DE alphabets in fall book – similar but new sizes and shapes)
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – B -- Z1056 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – C -- Z1057 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – D -- Z1058 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – E -- Z1059 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – F -- Z1060 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – G -- Z1061 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – H -- Z1062 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – I -- Z1063 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – J -- Z1064 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – K -- Z1065 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – L -- Z1066 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – M -- Z1067 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – N -- Z1068 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – O -- Z1069 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – P -- Z1070 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – Q -- Z1071 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – R -- Z1072 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – S -- Z1073 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – T -- Z1074 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – U -- Z1075 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – V -- Z10576 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – W -- Z1077 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – X -- Z1078 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – Y -- Z1079 pg 119
> · Dimensional Elements Monograms – Z -- Z1080 pg 119
> · 3” x 3” Mini Album -- Z1166 pg 120
> · My Creations 3 ring binder -- Z1141 pg 120
> · Kraft Color Ready Borders -- Z1377 pg 120
> · Red Eye Pen -- 3501 pg 121
> · Embossing Powders – Clear -- Z671 pg 121
> · Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue -- Z647 pg 121
> · Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple -- Z664 pg 121
> · Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl -- Z678 pg 121
> · Block Buddy Set -- Z1289 pg 121
> · Pivot Point Stapler -- Z1009 pg 122
> · Texture Tools – Foam Tools -- Z1090 pg 122
> · Fun Flock -- Z263
> · My Accents Organizer -- Z183 pg 123
> · My Accents Block Organizer -- Z185 pg 123
> · Euro Personal Paper Trimmer -- Z338 pg 123
> · Euro Replacement Blades -- Z339 pg 123
> · Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring -- Z340 pg 123
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Grey Flannel -- 5573 pg 124
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Grey Wool -- 5571 pg 124
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Brown Bag -- X5644 pg 124
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Parchment -- X5645 pg 124
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Amethyst -- X5631 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Baby Pink -- 1299 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Heavenly Blue -- 1285 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Key Lime -- 1235 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunkiss Yellow -- 1240 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Taffy -- X5630 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Juniper -- X5752 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Lilac Mist -- 1295 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sorbet -- X5751 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Spring Iris -- 1296 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Tulip -- X5753 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Gypsy -- X5757 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Holiday Red -- 1274 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunny Yellow -- 1225 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunset -- X5758 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Topiary -- X5635 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Cotton Candy -- X5760 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Dutch Blue -- 1241 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Lagoon -- X5762 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Pear -- X5764 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sky -- X5761 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Autumn Terracotta -- 1270 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Barn Red -- X5637 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – New England Ivy -- 1282 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Pansy Purple -- 5590 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Sunflower -- 1242 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Garden Green -- 1244 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Goldrush -- 1243 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Hollyhock -- 1246 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Indian Corn Blue -- 1284 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Vineyard Berry -- 1248 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Buttercup -- 1271 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Garnet -- X5638 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Moonstruck -- 1293 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Ponderosa Pine -- 1276 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Smokey Plum -- 1291 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Blush -- X5640 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Crystal Blue -- 1292 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Honey -- X5668 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Petal -- X5667 pg 125
> · Cardstock 24 pk 12” x 12” – Twilight -- X5666 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Antique -- X5686 pg 124 (colors are not changing but are being re-grouped so combo packs will change)
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Timeless -- X5700 pg 124
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harmony -- X5682 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Blossom -- X5756 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Carnival -- X5765 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Celebration -- X5766 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harvest -- X5684 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Garden -- X5698 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Classic -- X5685 pg 125
> · 12” x 12” Combo Cardstock Pack – Cozy -- X5800 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Antique -- X5691 pg 124
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Timeless -- X5705 pg 124
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harmony -- X5687 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Blossom -- X5755 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Carnival -- X5767 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Celebration -- X5768 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Harvest -- X5689 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Garden -- X5703 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Classic -- X5690 pg 125
> · 8 ½ ” x 11” Combo Cardstock Pack – Cozy -- X5801 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Antique -- Z1564 pg 124
> · Stamp Pad set – Timeless -- Z1569 pg 124
> · Stamp Pad set – Harmony -- Z1560 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Blossom -- Z1570 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Carnival -- Z1573 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Celebration -- Z1574 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Harvest -- Z1562 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Garden -- Z1567 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Classic -- Z1563 pg 125
> · Stamp Pad set – Cozy -- Z1600 pg 125
> · Marker set – Antique -- Z1554 pg 124
> · Marker set – Timeless -- Z1559 pg 124
> · Marker set – Harmony -- Z1550 pg 125
> · Marker set – Blossom -- Z1571 pg 125
> · Marker set – Carnival -- Z1572 pg 125
> · Marker set – Celebration -- Z1575 pg 125
> · Marker set – Harvest -- Z1552 pg 125
> · Marker set – Garden -- Z1557 pg 125
> · Marker set – Classic -- Z1553 pg 125
> · Marker set – Cozy -- Z1610 pg 125
> · Textured Cardstock – White Daisy -- X5671 pg 124

One of my Favorite Stamp sets!!!

Check out this video from corporate office!  This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  Not only can you make beautiful trees with this stamp, but use your imagination, can you see fireworks?!!  I love it!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Studio J blog | Art Gallery : Studio J Online Design Software : Close To My Heart

Check out this link to the Studio J Blog.  What a bunch of great creative ways to use ribbons and brad and other embellishments in Studio J!  I am so excited, I can't wait to try it myself!


Studio J blog | Art Gallery : Studio J Online Design Software : Close To My Heart

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oooohhhh Laaa Laaa!!! It's CTMH and Cricut

New announcement at convention this year!  CTMH has partnered with Provo Craft and created an exclusive cartridge for Cricut!  Check out this video!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Studio J - Love Your Layout - By CTMH - June

Wow - this video is amazing - using knotted ribbon to make a flower - the copy and paste button.  I love this layout, so stinkin' cute.  Try it:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio J - Love Your Layout - By CTMH

Do you love your layout?  Have you watched the how to videos - watch this layout and you will "love your layout."  Close To My Heart has done a great job with Studio J - check this out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scallop Borders and the Mayberry Workshop!

Have you played with the Mayberry Paper Kit?  This paper is so beautiful.  Before I became a scrapbooker, I was very much into quilting!  The Mayberry Papers remind me of the Circa 1930's fabrics.  I have a quilt, almost completed (it has been sitting and gathering dust for 5 years) made with fabrics very similar to the Mayberry papers!  They are just beautiful!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Studio J - How to - Perfect Placement by CTMH

Here are some more tips and tricks on how to perfectly place your embellishments and My Stickease!  Check it out! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

87 Reasons to LOVE Studio J

CTMH Digital Scrapbooking Program
(Compiled from Studio J BB on CTMH)
1. Free to try!!
2. Discount options
3. Easy to Use
4. Bonus paper kits
5. Bonus layout patterns
6. Change the color of papers!
7. Change the color of embellishments.
8. Don't loose the embellishments on the floor. (well, it happens!)
9. No photo developing.
10. No bulk
11. faster. simpler. easier.
12. it is an "and, also" not an "either, or" option
13. true layouts for your My Legacy Books
14. no mess
15. no set up
16. quick
17. remains online for 90 days
18. jpeg available
19. spell check!
20. ALL the "e"s you need for titles
21. I love that I can save on adhesive!
22. Can scrap in bed, at night, no bothers.
23. Don't have to "put everything away" in the middle of a project.
24. No worries about running out of your favorite paper.
25. All supplies are available at your fingertips, no searching!
26. I love that it forces me to journal right then and not wait (sometimes) months!
27. I love that the embellishments look so real and do not add weight to my albums.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Studio J - How To - Photo Editing Tool by CTMH

Close to my Heart has done it again.  This video will explain all about the photo editing tools.  Red eye = gone, yellow teeth = white teeth!  There is so much you can do to your photos using the photo editing tools - watch and see!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dreams Come True

Have you seen the My Acrylix Dreams Come True Stamp set featured on page 25 of the Spring/ Summer 2011 Idea Book.  I love this stamp and I really love the font that was used!  The left page of a layout from Magic (Performance)  is on page 22 of the same Idea Book, using the same stamp set, along with the banner on page 22 and the card on page 25.  I love, love, love this stamp set! 

Close To My Heart has decided to feature this stamp set in the following video.  To order the My Acrylix Dreams Come True (D1470)- here is a link  on my website:  www.elissa.myctmh.com

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Studio J - How to Focus on the photos - by CTMH

Close to my Heart has done a wonderful job on creating videos for Studio J - here is a video about working with the photos!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Studio J - How to Personalize Your Layout by CTMH


Here is a great video from Close To My Heart - How to personalize you layouts - change the papers, add color to the buttons, thread and ribbon - add more delete some - Studio J is so versatile!  I love it!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ribbon Sale!

CTMH is cleaning house!  Have you seen all of the ribbons that are on sale?  Check out my website for pricing and availability!  www.elissa.myctmh.com  click on shop online and while supplies last on the left hand side of the page!  Have fun shopping!








Monday, June 6, 2011

Newsprint Rub - Ons

Have you tried the CTMH Rub Ons?  They are so much fun and easy to use.  Check out this video by CTMH and see, just how easy it is!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Buttons














 Do you love buttons?  I love all of the new buttons from Close to My Heart!  I can't wait to make this layout!  I love the rainbow of buttons that CTMH used!!!  With the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, Close To My Heart added fun new colors and shapes to their buttons packaging!  LOVE THEM!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Stronger Together

CC1012B You & Me

Severe flooding, tornadoes, and storms have affected the lives of thousands across the United States, but together we can make a difference. Purchase the You & Me scrapbooking kit for only $15.00 US/ $16.50 CAN (a retail value of $34.95/$38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. At only $15/$16.50, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price. You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger! Offer valid June 1–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Studio J® FREE-for-All

Are you on FACEBOOK?  Check out this awesome contest with Close to My Heart!

http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/124583?ogn=facebook&order=recency&view_entries=1


Information taken directly from the FB page.

Grand Prize
During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we’re giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout. Post your layout online, email it to friends, and print it at your leisure. The person who uploads the JPG file with the most votes by the end of June will receive all of the following:
  • Credit for 10 two-page, custom-printed scrapbook layouts.
  • 10 Memory Protectors® to slip their layouts into.
  • Free shipping and handling, so their custom-designed layouts will come straight to their door, ready for their cherished album!
2nd Prize
The person with the JPG file with the second-highest votes will receive:
  • Credit for 5 two-page, custom-printed scrapbook layouts
  • 5 Memory Protectors
  • Free shipping and handling
3rd Prize
The person with the JPG file with the third-highest votes will receive a trendy Quick Pic™ Album. Choose one of our three color options (Dark Chocolate, Dark Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim). These quick-to-assemble albums have open spines and a 4″ × 4″ display window in the front cover.
Contest Instructions
Follow these simple steps to be entered into the Studio J® Free-for-All:
  1. If you already have a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, log in to Studio J through your Consultant’s MyCTMH® website. If you don’t have an Independent Consultant, you can find one using our Consultant Locator either in Studio J or at www.closetomyheart.com. You can also create an online account at www.StudioJ.com using your email address and a password of your choice.
  2. Simply upload your photos, and then have fun creating your memories using our trendy papers, professionally designed patterns, My Stickease® artwork, and accents such as ribbons, brads, buttons, hinges, and more!
  3. Once you’ve finished creating your layout, go to the “Buy” step in Studio J and approve your layout. If you’re a Studio J member, you’ll see a drop down menu in your cart where you can order a custom print, a JPG file only, or a custom print and a JPG file. For the free JPG file, select the “JPG only” option for one layout. If you are not a Studio J member, select “Free JPG” after clicking “Check Out” for your free JPG file.
  4. Download your free JPG file once you receive an email telling you it’s ready to be downloaded. Please note that your JPG file will be available for download for one week only, so act promptly!
  5. Save the JPG file to your computer, and then share the web-ready version on our Studio J® Free-for-All page tab here by submitting an entry form and uploading your web-ready JPG file.
  6. Spread the word and tell your friends to vote for you July 1-10, 2011!
Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in Canada and United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
June 01, 2011 @ 12:01 am (MDT)
Contest Ends
June 30, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (MDT)
Need more Details?

Constant Campaign - June 2011

During June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, www.elissa.myctmh.com, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offing one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If a customer doesn't have an account, they can log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file as well. Make June the month you introduce all of your customers to Studio J with our Free-for-All JPG file promotion. They'll love it and return for more!

Studio J - Step by Step instructions by CTMH

To get started with Studio J - go to my website - www.elissa.myctmh.com, then click on Studio J On-line Scrapbooking.  Then all you need to do is sign in or create an account.  Voila - so easy to get started.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

All The Scrappin' Ladies

Here is a video of some of the ladies from corporate - performing at the 2010 convention at National Harbor July 2010!  Put some Bling on it!!!

Let Me Show You How!

Foundational How-To Programs

At Close To My Heart, we are the “Let me show you how®” company. Jeanette Lynton’s six hardbound books show you how to create beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts. Four scrapbooking programs—Reflections®, Cherish™, Imagine™, and Magic™—provide patterns for gorgeous and balanced layouts, along with tips to make your pages beautiful and engaging. Two cardmaking programs—Originals® and Wishes™—bring you hundreds of card patterns in any shape or size. Each book contains blueprints, cutting diagrams, assembly instructions, templates, artwork ideas, and more! (direct from CTMH)



When I started with Close To My Heart - I didn't know "how" to scrapbook.  I wanted cute pages with all of the embellishments.  I scrapbooked with another co. and I was never happy with the way my pages looked.  Then, I tried the way my sister did it....I just took a cute paper and mounted my pictures on cardstock - added a few stickers and done - but I still wasn't satisfied. 

I met my friend Jennifer and she is a CTMH consultant.  I loved her catalog and her scrapbook pages.  I told her, I can't do that.  She said you need this book Cherish and I fell in love!  That is with the How - To books!  Of course, I have them all!  I love to scrapbook now and I love how my pages look.  So, if you don't think you know how to scrapbook, let me show you how!  The How - To books are fabulous!  Get them today on my website - www.elissa.myctmh.com. 


Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month - May

May 2011 Constant Campaign
We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you  place a minimum order of $50.00 for any Close To My Heart products*, you can grab an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15.00—that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit! Woo-hoo! You can also purchase the kit outright for $34.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It’s a charming kit you and your customers are sure to love. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit!
*Products or memberships purchased on a Studio J® website do not count toward a qualifying purchase.
  • Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2011.
What is included in the You & Me kit?
The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes:
            1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
            1 – 12” x 12” Colonial White Cardstock
            6 – 12” x 12” B&T Duos® Papers
            1 – 6” x 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
            1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
            1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
            1 – Instruction Guide

What colors are featured in the You & Me layouts?
The layouts feature Chocolate, Créme Brulee, Olive, and Smoothie.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lovin' Level 1

April 2011 Constant Campaign
During April, when you place an order of $100.00 or more on my MyCTMH® website, you’ll receive one My Reflections® Level 1 kit of your choice FREE during our Lovin’ Level 1 campaign. Choose from several popular Level 1 kits. You’ll also qualify for a free April Stamp of the Month set! Now that’s a deal.

  • Dates: April 1, 9;00 am (MDT) to April 30, 2011, 11:59 pm (MDT)
Here are the Level 1 kits from which you can choose -


Passages Level 1 Kit (X7126A)
Perfect Day Level 1 Kit (X7100A)
Splendor Level 1 Kit (X7124A)
Sweet Home Level 1 Kit (X7116A)
Topstitch Level 1 Kit (X7120A)
Veranda Level 1 Kit (X7119A)
Zippidee Level 1 Kit (X7125A)

Sparkle with Studio J

April 2011 Constant Campaign
This April, it’s time to let your Studio J® layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members get free bling when they buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with FREE self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems!
  • Dates: April 1, 9:00 am (MDT) to April 30, 2011, 11:59 pm (MDT).

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Studio J Video Series

I love Studio J and the creations that I have made!  I have been able to make layouts for myself and then, I can make a copy and send to the grandparents!  Woo Hoo - how easy is that - LOVE it!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fill in the Blank

Have you seen the stamp set Fill in the Blank D1465?

This stamp set is extremely versatile.  Look at that flower in the top left corner.  You can drag it out and reshape it, so that it looks like a cloud.  Need a box for journaling, check out the stamp in the bottom left corner.  Do you want to highlight someone or something specific, us the arrow!






Here is a list of the phrases available in  set:
 play day
adorable
Perfect
laugh
follow your hear
enjoy the moment
my favorite things
such a pretty you
you did it!
amazing 
celebrate
happy day
fabulous
togetherness
love
dream big
cherish the day
family
too cool
forever
anything can be
when you wish
friends always
enjoy life
imagine
just be you 
100% beautiful
sweet & sassy
wonderful

Recommended Blocks: 1" x 1 1/2" (Y1001), 2" x 2" (Y1003), and 3" x 3" (Y1006)

Here is some artwork that the staff at Close To My Heart put together:


To create this card:

For this card, we cut out the large butterfly stamp image a few times and then layered it to make it dimensional. Here are the steps so you can make it yourself: - per the Close to my Heart website.
  1. Stamp butterfly with Desert Sand ink on Colonial White cardstock. Using a craft knife, cut along wings, leaving body intact. Mount cardstock piece on Cocoa cardstock and Bamboo B&T paper. Pop up wings using 3-D foam tape.
  2. Stamp butterfly again on Crystal Blue B&T paper. Cut out entire image, omitting body. Mount on Colonial White butterfly using 3-D foam tape.
  3. Stamp butterfly a third time on Sweet Leaf B&T paper. Cut out entire image, including body, and mount on Crystal Blue butterfly with 3-D foam tape.
  4. Accent body with Opaques Mocha adhesive gems.

Hope For Japan

Contact me today to order!

Check out this beautiful artwork done by corporate headquarters artwork staff!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Campaign coming to an end!

Best Stamps on the Block


March 2011 Constant Campaign
At Close To My Heart, we know we’ve got the best clear stamps and blocks—and we’ll prove it! Throughout March, when you  buy My Acrylix® stamps, we’ll give you a free My Acrylix® block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25.00 in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010).
  • Dates: Offer valid March 1–31, 2011.
  • Details: Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, E-size stamp sets, and Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full retail or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Months earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ are excluded. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.