Thursday, December 13, 2012

Display Tray Workshop

Saturday, January 12th
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bring your own photo(s) to make this beautiful artwork all your own!

Whooo’s Your Valentine

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your  Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set create sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!


Kit includes:
  • 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
  • 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
  • 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012— January 31, 2013. Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per qualifying order.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Last Minute Shop at the Avon Inn

Visit me next Saturday:

Holiday Last Minute Shop at the Avon Inn

Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM- 2 PM

30 vendors to help you with all of your gift giving needs!  From gifts to stocking stuffers, finish your shopping under one roof!

Jen’s Magnetic Connection, Arbonne, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Purely Posh, Sugar Snaps Photography, Ribbons, cookies, glass etchings, ornaments, MANY local crafters that specialize in hand crafted jewelry, purses, photo books, greeting cards, wreathes, crocheted, knit and sewn gifts!

Clearly the Best: Cluster Luster

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Upcoming opportunities to buy my "Reader Pillows"

Allendale Columbia Holiday Market
519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY
Saturday, Dec. 1st 
9am - 4pm 

St. Jude's Christmas Fair
707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 
Saturday Dec. 1st
10am - 4pm 

 Support your local Artisans & Vendors!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


 To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

In celebration of our Stamp of the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something extra: a 50% off stamp set! In November, when you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can pick any stamp set* at 50% off! 

*Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid November 1–30, 2012. Offer valid for A, B, C, D, and E size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Clearly the Best: Pigment or Dye

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Workshop Schedule

Hope you can join me for these fun, inspiring workshops.  Space is limited, so contact me soon to reserve your spot!

Christmas Cards Workshop
Thursday, November 15th
 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
It's that time of year!  Kick-start your inspiration with these five designs!

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album
Wednesday, December 5th 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Recycle your empty toilet paper rolls into this lovely mini album with lots of spots for your photos.  A great gift, you can incorporate the idea with any theme!

Display Tray Workshop 
Saturday, January 12th
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bring your own photo(s) to make this beautiful artwork all your own!

Christmas Gift Cards & Boxes Workshop
Monday, December 10th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
You'll go home with 6 complete gift cards/boxes for your holiday gifts!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Holiday Open House - October 27th @ 1 p.m.

Learn how I made this forest of trees - and start your own - at my Holiday Open House.

Saturday, October 27th
1:00 p.m.

Demos, treats, and project ideas.
Plus - check out samples from my upcoming workshops.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Studio J Promotion

For the month of October, when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts, you receive a 10th layout for free!

October 2012: Get a Studio J® layout free when you purchase 9.
October is the month to save on Studio J® layouts. In this special promotion, when you buy 9 Studio J layouts, you’ll get another custom-printed layout for free! It’s the perfect opportunity to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have on your Studio J account, or to try this fast and easy online software for the first time. The discount is automatically applied to your cart when you order 10 or more layouts. You can get up to 4 free layouts with this fantastic promotion! So what are you waiting for? Start your online scrapbooking today!

Visit to place a qualifying order and get your free layout—only in October!

*Taxes and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tricks & Treats Workshop

Join me in making five Halloween-themed projects. Guaranteed to delight goblins of all ages! 

Cost:  $20

Tuesday, October 23rd - 6:30 p.m.
@ Gretchen's House

I will also be teaching this workshop at the Friday Crafting Crop: 

Friday, October 19th - 3:00 p.m.

@ Calvary Assembly,  3429 Chili Avenue, Chili, NY

Contact me soon to register!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Friday Crafting Crop & Workshop

10 AM – 9 PM

Bring your scrapbooking and paper-crafting projects
and join us for a day of fun!

stay the day or just a few hours



Contact me to reserve your space!


I will be teaching the following workshop at the crop...

Desk Accessories
Friday, October 19th - 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

RSVP your spot by Saturday, October 6th

Friday, September 28, 2012

Display Tray Workshop

Sunday, October 14th
1:00 p.m.

Limited space available - contact me by Saturday, October 6th to register!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Avonlea Workshop on the Go

You too can make these two beautiful layouts with the Avonlea Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.  Check it out!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Crafting Crop


10 AM – 9 PM

Bring your scrapbooking and paper-crafting projects
and join us for a day of fun!

stay the day or just a few hours



Contact me to reserve your space!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Luxury Birdhouse Workshop

Friday, September 21st - 6:30 p.m.
@ Friday Crafting Crop - Calvary Assembly Church

RSVP by Sunday, September 16th

Most birds have only dreamed of living in a house with this much style and sparkle! Decorate your windows, homes, or offices with these cute little birdhouses.  They would also make great centerpieces for a shower!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday Crafting Crops

August 24th
10 am – 9 PM

Bring your scrapbooking and paper-crafting projects
and join us for a day of fun! 

stay the day or just a few hours

3429 Chili Avenue
Chili, NY

Donation - $5

Contact me to reserve your space!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

National Stamping Month Promotion

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90! Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


At long last, the Autumn/Winter Idea book is HERE!!!  You can find all the fabulous new products on my shopping site:  All hostesses who book an gathering (online or in-home) with $250 in sales during the month of August will be entered into a drawing to win great CTMH products.  Don't forget, you'll also earn all those great hostess rewards!

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Exclusive Cricut Cartridge!

The new Cricut® Artiste cartridge includes 700 one-of-a-kind images that help you create themed projects, interactive cards, 3-D items, party ensembles and more! For only $99 you'll receive the entire collection - the cartridge, three exclusive stamp sets, and three Dimensional Elements chipboard sheets designed to coordinate with cartridge images.  Browse the handbook and included images.

This incredible collection will be available on August 1st.  Contact me now to pre-order.  With your purchase, you'll also qualify for received the August Stamp of the month set for only $5 (a $17.95 value.)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Join My Team in August...

And get this Free Exclusive Tote Bag!
When you join my team as a new Consultant in August they you will receive an exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! Yes, this is the same cute bag given to Consultants who attended Convention 2012 in Dallas.   This awesome, coated-canvas tote can be slung over the shoulder, across the chest, or worn as a backpack.

This offer is good for both the $49 and $99 New Consultant Kits (while supplies last). 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Sneak Preview...

Check out these great new projects featured in the new Idea book, available August 1st.  Stay tuned for workshop schedules and more ideas!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Retiring CTMH Product

The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.

Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
X7154B - Cruisin’ Paper Pack
X7154C - Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images
X7141B - Elemental Paper Pack
X7141C - Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements
X7151B - Footloose Paper Pack
X7151C - Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements
X7149B - Lucy Paper Pack
X7149C - Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
X 7140B - Roxie Paper Pack
X7140C - Roxie My Stickease Assortment
X7143B - Sonoma Paper Pack
X7143C - Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
X7152B - Superhero Paper Pack
X7152C - Superhero Complements Rub-Ons
X7139B - Typeset Paper Pack
X7139C - Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes
Workshops on the Go
G1039 - WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
G1038 - WOTG Florentine Kit
G1036 - WOTG Footloose Kit
G1034 - WOTG Lucy Kit
G1033 - WOTG Pemberley Kit
G1032 - WOTG Stella Kit
G1037 - WOTG Superhero Kit
G1035 - WOTG Victory Kit
Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers in the following colors:
Baby Pink
Brown Bag
Dutch Blue
Garden Green
Grey Flannel
Grey Wool
Heavenly Blue
Holiday Red
Key Lime
Lilac Mist
Pansy Purple
Spring Iris
Sunkiss Yellow
Sunny Yellow
Vanilla Cream
Vineyard Berry
Other Cardstock
X5901 - Colonial White 6-pack
X5900 - White Daisy 6-pack
Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
Clear Cards 4-1/2”
Z1406 - Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate
Z1405 - Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry
Z1404 - Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim
Z4110 - Snapease Album System 12x12
Z1367 - Bitty Brads Basic Assortment
Z1368 - Bitty Brads Metal Assortment
Z1690 - Bitty Buds Assorment
Z1691 - Bottle Caps
Z1397 - Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1104 - Clear Sparkles
Z1261 - Irresistibles- Lots of Dots
Z1688 - Comic Badge Buttons
Z1337 - Dimensional Elements-Ornaments
Z1635 - Heirloom Assorment
Z1402 - Hinges
Z1488 - Mini-Medley Accents-Honey
Z1698 - Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica
Z1338 - Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset
Z1320 - Mini-Medley-Tulip
Z1403 - Photo Hangers
Z1384 - Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection
Z1383 - Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain 
Z1693 - Seaside Wooden Shapes (sold out)
My Creations Products
Z1321 - My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1224 - My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1152 - My Creations Cube
Z1334 - My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
1764 - Craft Tray
Z1299  - Distressing Kit (sold out)
1766 - Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 - Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill
Z1163 - Double Scrubber
Z338 - Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z339 - Euro Replacement Blades
Z340 - Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring
Z1006 - Microfiber Cloth
4275 - My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set (sold out)
Z4204  - Shoulder Tote

Monday, July 9, 2012

August Classes

Desk Accessories
Monday, August 13th - 6:30 p.m.

Get your favorite student ready to go back to school or inspire yourself to get organized with these beautiful desk accessories.  We'll make a divided box, decorated clipboard, and notepad & pen holder.

Luxury Birdhouse
Thursday, August 23rd - 6:30 p.m.

Most birds have only dreamed of living in a house with this much style and sparkle! Decorate your windows, homes, or offices with these cute little birdhouses.  They would also make great centerpieces for a shower!


July Stamp of the Month - Live Out Loud

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

The Perfect Pair!

During July, get a FREE paper packet and coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - with every online purchase of $75 or more! 


Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we'll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory - A Perfect Pair - for FREE! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you'll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs! Plus with your Perfect Pair order you will also qualify for the fun July Stamp of the Month for only $5!

Here is what is available on each day:
July 1-5 ~ Mishcief Paper Packet and Midnight Felt Shapes

July 6-10 ~ Dreamin' Paper Packet and Harvest Charms

July 11-15 ~ Fanfare Paper Packet and Fanfare L2 Assortment

July 16 -20 ~ Lucky Paper Packet and Lucky MyStickease 

July 21-25 ~ Mayberry Paper Packet and Mayberry MyStickease

July 26-29 ~ Sophia Paper Packet and Sophia MyStickease

July 30-31 ~ Two Different Choices!
Believe Paper Packet and Holiday Pockets


Wonderland Paper Packet and Wonderland MyStickease

Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Woof! Card Packet Class

Woof! Card Packet
Thursday, July 19th
6:30 p.m.
Cost: $17

Featuring the cutest stamped dog around. you'll love making these cards for dog lovers and kids.  In addition to three cards, you'll make a fun envelope to put them in.  You'll want to use this technique over and over again - it makes a great gift presentation!


JOIN ME ON:  June 28, 2012
HOSTED BY:  Gretchen Stumme
LOCATION:  Gretchen's House
TIME:  6:30PM

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