July 15, 2016

Coming Soon and Going Fast!

Just 17 days until the NEW Annual Inspirations catalog goes live!
But that also means there's only 17 days to grab your favorites before they're gone!
Many wonderful products have been retired to make way for all the items to come. 
Check out the Going Soon section of my website for all the items that are retiring. 
Here's a few of my favorites:

Don't wait to shop for your favorites, quantities are limited and once they sell out they will be gone forever.




June 30, 2016

A Sweet Workshop

*Edited to add an alternative date
I have a really sweet card workshop to share with you. It features the Zoe paper collection and the Treats of Friendship stamp set.
This workshop includes 8 unique designs that you will make 2 of each (for a total of 16 cards)
This workshop uses 3 fun techniques, Shape cards, stamp masking and paper piecing.

Lets take a closer look at each of these cards:







 There are two options to participate in my workshop,
in person or digital.

To choose the in person workshop, simply visit yourmemorieshere.ctmh.com and place an order for the Zoe paper collection (item #X7197B for $9.95) and the Treats of Friendship stamp set (item #C1616 for $13.95). Once your order is complete you will automatically be registered for the workshop on Saturday, July 16 at 1:00pm or Sunday July 17 at 1:30pm, whichever day works best for you.
You will need to supply your own  5 1/2 x 41/4 card bases & envelopes (or you can order them item #X254 for $14.95)  
Please bring your essential tool kit:
adhesive tape runner, paper trimmer, micro tip scissors, wet adhesive & clear ruler. 
If you do not own these items they can also be ordered from me.
You are encouraged to bring your favorite 'M' size stamps, to use on some of the cards for variety.
We will be using inks in the following colors:
Sorbet (Z2164) Slate (Z2173) Cashmere (Z2175) Chocolate (Z2111)
I will have ink stamp pads and acrylic blocks for everyone to share, but you are welcome to order for your own personal collection.
I also used the CTMH Cricut Artistry cartridge to create the shaped cards, which will be cut for you.

If you would like to participate in the digital workshop you will need the following:
  • Zoe paper collection X7197B
  • Treats of Friendship stamp set C1616
  • Cricut Artistry Z3167
  • Cards and Envelopes  X254
  • Inks in Sorbet (Z2164) Slate (Z2173) Cashmere (Z2175) Chocolate (Z2111)
  • The Essential Tool kit
  • Kraft Cardstock Z1375
  • 'M' size stamps (I used M1123 & M1053 in my samples)
After your order is received, I will email you directions and Cricut cut files (for the shaped cards).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me -
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YourMemoriesHere
or leave a comment on this post. 

June 25, 2016

Final Flash Sale

Last Chance for Flash Sale Bundles

You'll find a wide selection of top quality products at discounted prices in our final June Flash Sale. Because it's our final flash sale, we'll be extending this week's sale until Thursday, June 30 . See this week's offers! »

 

Kristina Byers 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

June 23, 2016

From CTMH - Pushing the Envelope

Looking for ways to switch up your cardmaking game? Well you’re in luck, because today we’ve got a couple tricks up our sleeves (or cards, in this instance!) to help you take things to the next level!

For starters, try decorating your envelopes so they coordinate with your cards.

It’s like creating your own stationery! Getting a beautiful handmade card is already a breath of fresh air, so imagine how much you’ll brighten someone’s day by giving a card with a beautiful, matching envelope.


You can also add stamping to your envelopes. This “Thinking of You” envelope communicates love and empathy before it’s even opened.


Embossing is another great way to make your cards extra special. It’s simple to do, but gives your cards a high-end look.

And while you have your embossing machine out, here’s another fun idea to try—embossing the flaps of your envelopes!

Recipes

4 ¼" × 5 ½" Thanks Card & Envelope
CC1113 Ultimate Embellishments Bundle, CC1123 4 ¼" × 5 ½" Envelopes Bundle (2-pack), C1625 My Acrylix® A Thousand Thanks, 1386 Black Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5772 Canary Cardstock, X5931 Champagne Cardstock, X5758 Sunset Cardstock, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

4 ¼" × 5 ½" Thinking of You Card, Thanks Card, & Envelope
CC1078 Stripe & Chevron Embossing Folders Bundle (2-pack), CC1113 Ultimate Embellishments Bundle, CC1123 4 ¼" × 5 ½" Envelopes Bundle (2-pack), C1605 My Acrylix® Happy to Be Friends, X5751 Sorbet Cardstock, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, 1388 Colonial White Cardstock, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2864 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

4 ¼" × 5 ½" So Sorry Card & Thinking of You Envelope
CC1078 Stripe & Chevron Embossing Folders Bundle (2-pack), CC1113 Ultimate Embellishments Bundle, CC1123 4 ¼" × 5 ½" Envelopes Bundle (2-pack), C1605 My Acrylix® Happy to Be Friends, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5751 Sorbet Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, Z2873 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

4 ¼" × 5 ½" Happy Birthday Card & Envelope
CC1078 Stripe & Chevron Embossing Folders Bundle (2-pack), CC1113 Ultimate Embellishments Bundle, CC1123 4 ¼" × 5 ½" Envelopes Bundle (2-pack), C1605 My Acrylix® Happy to Be Friends, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2846 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

4 ¼" × 5 ½" Happy Birthday Cheer Card & Envelope
CC1078 Stripe & Chevron Embossing Folders Bundle (2-pack), CC1113 Ultimate Embellishments Bundle, CC1123 4 ¼" × 5 ½" Envelopes Bundle (2-pack), B1504 My Acrylix® Sending Love, X5769 Thistle Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad


April 3, 2016

Kaleidoscope Birthday Card

Do you ever go to your craft space with no particular plans in mind? You just know you want to use a certain product or stamp. That's how this card came to be.
I have a couple packages of the chevron sparkles that I bought because (a) they're sparkly and (b) they're on clearance. So they became the inspiration for this card. I used the kaleidoscope papers because I liked the geometric lines of the patterns with the chevron shapes of the sparkles. To further tie the colors together, I used pink shimmer trim (you can never have too much sparkle on a birthday card). 
Materials:
•X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
•Z1968 Pink Shimmer Trim
•B1419 Joyful Birthday stamp set
•Z1909 Chevron Sparkle Shapes (on clearance while supplies last)
•Z2197 Pear Ink
•Z2644 Pixie Ink

March 25, 2016

Hello Paradise Inspirations


Remember that stamp set I shared with you last week? Well, Close to my Heart has put together a blog post for you showcasing artwork made with that stamp set. That's one more thing I love about CTMH, they never leave you hanging when it comes to inspiration. There's always plenty of ideas being shared.

Well Hello, Paradise!
by Close To My Heart
With the weekend still a day away, we’re going to whisk you off to paradise with a brand new stamp set called Hello Paradise!

Tropical flowers and leaves paired with stylized sentiments make this stamp set great for decorating scrapbook pages of your favorite getaways. But it also makes simply exotic cards:
Check out that colorful parrot hiding among the leaves below!

As you can see, this stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking AND cardmaking. And did we mention it is only available until March 31? Better act quickly before paradise slips out of reach!

Thankfully, now is the time perfect time to get it because Stampaganza is still going on—for every two stamp sets you purchase, you get one free! So, treat yourself to this exclusive stamp set, and then tell us in the comments below—where is YOUR paradise? :)

Recipes

12″ x 12″ Hello Paradise Page
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, X5759 Pacifica Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5778 Saffron Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z3204 Maritime Puffies, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5775 Sapphire Cardstock, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3024 White Shimmer Trim, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3146 Watercolor Paper, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Happy in Paradise Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, D1683 My Acrylix® Woodland Romance, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles


Remember this stamp is only available until March 31st. You can purchase yours at yourmemorieshere.ctmh.com

March 17, 2016

Stampaganza Just Keeps Getting Better

Have you heard about the March special? Buy 2 stamp sets get one FREE! (The free stamp set is equal or lesser value of those purchased)
Well, just announced today, this stamp set is available as part of the stampaganza promotion.
This stamp was only available for consultants who earned the Caribbean cruise but lucky for us we can order it now until the end of March! I can't wait to use it for all my poolside scrapbook pages, pool party invites and maybe if I'm extra lucky one day I'll actually go on a cruise 😉 and have it for those scrapbook pages too. 


July 15, 2015

This Just In!

Copied from the CTMH blog...
New post on Make It from Your Heart


Studio J Flash Sale
Do you have an account full of Studio J® layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? Well, now is the time to log in to Studio J and order all your layouts and photos! From July 15, 2015, 9:00 am MDT to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am AEST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am AEST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 USD/$5.95 CAD/$7.50 AUD/$8.25 NZD each!
 Remember, this sale applies only to layouts ordered before the cutoff time on July 31 (August 1 for our friends in Australia and New Zealand), so get ‘em while they’re hot and start designing—and ordering—as soon as possible!
*Considerations:
No grace period for orders
Layout credits are used first before the discounted price takes effect
Applies to SJ1001 (Hostess Rewards) layouts as well
Discounted amount is commissionable
Discounted amount counts toward earning Hostess Rewards and Gathering totals when connected to an EZ Invite™ published Gathering
Discounted amount does not count toward earning the discounted Stamp of the Month
Normal shipping/handling rates apply
There is a link to Studio J on my right sidebar

July 1, 2015

An Offer Too Good To Pass Up

A new month means new stamp set and a new special offer!
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 (USD & CAD) in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 (USD & CAD)! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.
A great stamp set with so many possibilities



Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 (USD & CAD) Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 (USD & CAD) of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!
Wouldn't these be some fun stamps to add to your projects?





These aren't even all of them! Check out the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea books for all sets available. Don't have a current idea book? Leave a comment here and I'll send you out one :)

June 30, 2015

Last Day of June

That means a new month long special is on the horizon. It also means it's your very last day to get the June SOTM. I've enjoyed creating with it. It's a perfect summer stamp set and also great for birthdays and other celebrations too. Here's a few projects I've pulled from the CTMH Pinterest page


I've also been working with the Blossom paper packet. This has been one of my favorite paper collections and I'll be so sad to see it go in August. I have a few cards to share with you using the Blossom paper packet and a few card stock scraps from my stash. The stamps I used are listed under each card.
Have a Happy Day stamp set and March SOTM Choose Happy for the frame
Have a Happy Day stamp set
Paper Bird Hostess Reward stamp set
Friendly Pets stampset
Have a Happy Day stamp set
You Mean the World to Me stamp set

Get these goodies before they are gone!