Sign up for the 2017 Spring Crop!

Sign up for the 2017 Spring Crop!

The deadline for the early registration discount for the 2017 Spring Crop is fast approaching: 3-5-2017. This is one of my favorite crops to attend.  Yummy food & fabulous crafting friends!


I am pleased to have a CTMH booth again this year at the 2017 Spring Crop in Shelbyville.  I hope you’ll come join in the fun & stop to see me.  I’ll have cash & carry retired items as well as current product samples. Here are the details:

(Presented by: Zeta Lambda Chapter Delta Theta Tau Sorority)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Cost:  $30/ADVANCE; $35 AFTER 3-5-17

*(½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult)

    ST.VINCENT DE PAUL Parish Hall

        4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

Pastries, soup/small sandwiches, fruit & veggies, desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided.

  • Embosser!!  Bring your albums J
  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle        
  • **Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • **(Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets)

Click HERE for the registration form, & save your spot!

Mail your completed form to:

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders

5490 W. State Road 252

 Edinburgh, Indiana  46124

Last Day for Easter Bunny SOTM & Sign Me Up Promo

Last Day for Easter Bunny SOTM & Sign Me Up Promo

 Today is the last chance for the CTMH  February promotions.  The cute Easter Bunny SOTM will retire…



Product Description

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price or, spend $50 and get this SOTM set for just $5.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).

02f84c4d-a979-476e-9703-b1be99b8feee …AND the current Sign Me Up! promotion will end.

Sign Me Up!

Sign Me Up

Sign up as a Close To My Heart during February and in addition to the normal benefits of signing up, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $53.85 in retail value! Sign up today!

Former Close To My Heart Consultants: As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $50 and you’ll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets! Sign up today!

Make it From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: 11 Reasons Your Children Will Want to Have Baby Books

Make it From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: 11 Reasons Your Children Will Want to Have Baby Books

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Today I want to share another great blog post from the CTMH blog.  I’ve been thinking a lot about my 2 hight school girls’ baby books lately…they aren’t done yet. 😦  Here is some motivation for me to keep at it.  🙂

From February 23, 2017 “In a day and age that makes taking and printing photos so easy, you would think that more and more parents would preserve these photos in books and scrapbooks. However, it seems that most photos nowadays don’t leave our computers or social media accounts—and at times, even our cameras!

The art of printing our family photos, writing down our stories, and placing them all together in the safe arms of an album seems to be a dying art—and it’s something that our kids are going to miss someday. When they want to see what they were like as babies and toddlers, the years they will remember very least, they will have nowhere to turn.

Here are 11 reasons why your children will want to have baby books:

1. They will know where to find photos of their childhood.

You may know where your favorite pictures of your babies are on your computer or on Facebook, but in 10 years will your kids know where to look? Not so much, unless they can grab their baby album off of the bookshelf.

2. A baby book is tangible evidence of your love.

When your kids go through the emotional highs and lows of the teenage years, the baby books you made for them will remind them—and you—that, despite what it might seem like at times, you love them with all your heart. 🙂

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3. Your toddlers will love to look through their baby books.

Though you may think your kids won’t value their baby books until they are older, chances are they will actually love them as toddlers. Toddlers love to see pictures of themselves as babies; it’s part of a phase where they begin to discover their own identity. Also, baby books make some of the best bedtime stories!

4. They will love to look at their baby pictures when they have their own kids someday.

When your kids start to have kids of their own, it will be so much fun for them to look through their baby books and see how their traits and mannerisms were passed down to their own kids.

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5. They will want to look through their siblings’ baby books.

Nothing bonds siblings together quite like looking through each other’s baby books. They will laugh at silly pictures of each other. And even though they may not have memories of their siblings because of age differences, they will get to see those memories through your eyes.

6. They will love to show relatives who come to visit their baby books.

Your in-laws or grandparents might live far away, but you can help them feel more connected to your children by showing them the baby books you’ve been working on when they are in town visiting—and once your kids are old enough, they will love to be the ones to pull out their baby books and talk your visitors through each page. 🙂

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7. Life goes by lightning fast, and baby books make it easy to stroll down memory lane anytime they want.

Childhood flies by, so your kids will want to revisit their old memories. And if you’re a young mom, just trust us. You will want to revisit those baby pictures over and over again. Especially once puberty hits. 😉

8. You will forget the stories, even if you preserve the photos.

Though you may save all your photos in one way or another, the stories that go along with those photos will be lost unless you document them in a book. And moments from those sweet baby years are moments both you and your children will want to remember forever, even the small ones.

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9. They will love to see your perspective.

You may think baby books are all about your babies, but they’re also a time capsule of you as a mom. As your babies grow into parents themselves, they will love to look back on your perspective as a new mother. Even seeing your handwriting will bring back good memories.

10. They will cherish their baby books more and more with time.

A baby book is something that increases in value with age. Just imagine how much that book will mean to your kids when they have grandkids and great grandkids! It’ll be a family treasure!

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11. They will turn to their baby books in difficult times.

When life gets your kids down, they will turn to their baby books for comfort, to reminisce about the good old days, and to gain some perspective (though you may not see them doing this as teenagers because that would be so embarrassing! 🙂 )”

I can testify that the pictures I do have in albums from my own girls’ childhood do get looked at.  AND, with a high school senior, I’m feeling compelled to do a few more baby layouts.  Sigh.

For the recipes to the above layouts or to read the entire blog post, click here.

Happy Crafting!

A Super Sweet Sale for Valentine’s Day

A Super Sweet Sale for Valentine’s Day

Check out of Valentine's Day flash sale on crafting supplies! #ctmh #closetomyheart #sweetsale


Hello Friends!

CTMH is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day by having a 24-hour Sweet Sale. (It began today at 5pm EST, & will continue until 5pm EST February 15th, 2017). Save 30% on some of our most sought after products, as well as Valentine’s Day-themed products and exclusive bundles put together for this sale.

Let’s take a look at some of those bundles right now!

Ultimate Flip Flaps™ Bundle

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Flip Flaps™ are fabulous (see this post)! Use them to add extra photos, memorabilia, or artwork anywhere on your layouts! Attach them using the adhesive strip on one of the edges, and then flip it back and forth to reveal an additional photo or journaling.

Ultimate Pocket Plus™ Bundle

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Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™ are a new favorite which I used for several of my daughter’s Senior photos in my January 31 blog post, and now is a great time to save some money trying them out!

Ultimate Blocks Bundle

Check out of Valentine's Day flash sale on crafting supplies! #ctmh #closetomyheart #sweetsale

Trying to use a huge My Acrylix® block for an itty-bitty stamp? Stop that silliness, and get this set of 12 blocks (plus a small organizer and accompanying foam insert to keep them all organized!). Trust me, stamping is so much better when you use the recommended blocks for your stamps. 😉

Embellishments Storage Bundle

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Organize your small accessories in these twelve 3″ x 3″ craft boxes, which nestle perfectly into the small organizer with the craft box foam insert. These boxes are great for organizing your accessories, like your leftover Complements, by color or theme.

To see more products included in this sale, head on over to my website.

Happy shopping!

February WYW: Cardmaking Kits

February WYW: Cardmaking Kits

I had a great time last month at the Hello Lovely WYW, & I’m happy to be hosting a card workshop this month. This time you may choose one of two card workshops:

 1. WYW Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit1b80a2d7-66e3-48d3-9986-e8ffd917befc1701-se-wyw-mothers-day-cardmaking-kit


  2. WYW Here for You Cardmaking Kitac89305f-754a-43f0-a452-9370c74af3f51701-se-wyw-here-for-you-cardmaking-kit


  • Sunday, February 26th, 2017
  • 2:00pm–5:00pm at my home
  • $35 (covers kit* (which comes with a stamp set), shipping, tax, & my instruction as well as use of my inks & blocks)
  • Sign Up Deadline:  Thursday, February 16th will allow me to place order so it will arrive in time for the workshop.
  • Optional Additional Services: 
    $5 – I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
    $5 – I will cut all of your paper ahead of time so you can just assemble and decorate the cards the day of the workshop.

*Each of the card kits contain materials for creating 12 cards. Easy-to-follow online instructions (which I will have printed for you) guide you in creating two different card designs. Thanks to the interchangable designs and stamp sentiments, you have ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.  (Kits include: 1  exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size), 2 sheets B&T Duos™, 2  cardstock sheets, embellishments, & 12 white card bases and envelopes).

What do you need to bring?
Please bring adhesive (I suggest a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and foam tape) and basic tools (a paper cutter and scissors).

Just let me know which WYW card kit you want to order by next Thursday, February 16th.  

Also, note that Craft Connection is that same weekend, & will be at my house on Friday night (February 24th) & at Indy Naz on Saturday (February 25th) morning. Because this is the same weekend, you could come at one of those times if Sunday evening doesn’t work for you.

I will have a card “buffet” of a variety of individual pre cut card kits (made from my retired “stash”) available for $3 each on Friday night. This would be an easy way to try out cardmaking for you or your friends.

Happy Crafting!!