Magic Cube from Rock the Block

These blocks are awesome!!  Don’t miss out!  CTMH’s Rock the Block promotion is only active for a few more days, until Jan 31st, after which the blocks must be ordered at full price from the new Spring/Summer 2012 catalog. Here in my first ever U-Tube video production, I thought I’d share with you one of many fantastic things I’ve discovered you can do with these blocks….. A Magic Cube!

And thanks to fellow CTMH consultant, Kathy Skipper, here’s a video tutorial on making your own Magic Cube….

So, if you’d like to make your own Magic Cube, you can order the blocks off my website or contact me for help in ordering.

Thanks for watching!

Wonderland Workshop

Please join me for my Scrapbook Pages Workshop using the Wonderland paperpacket.

The class includes 8 pages (4 shown above) with enough scraps left over for a few cards.

Cutting diagrams for all 8 pages will be provided as well as several fun accessories for use on your pages: Snowflake topcoats, pinclips, sparkles and ribbon. Costs for the workshop include $5 for extra cardstock and all the accessories plus an order for the Wonderland paperpacket ($9.95) and Wonderland stickease (4.95) if you don’t already have them. The $5 is waived for Scrapbook Club Members. If you’re not already a member, ask me how to join!

Workshop size is limited to the first 5 participants so sign up early to reserve your spot!

When: Saturday, January 28th
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $5 plus the Wonderland paperpack and stickease
What to Bring: Papercutter, adhesive and potluck dinner item
RSVP: 703-790-3497 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            703-790-3497      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

Please reserve your spot by January 15th.
{And let me know if you need to order the Wonderland paperpacket and stickease so I can have everything ready for class.}

My New Year’s Resolution – Go Digital!

“I tend to live life faster than I can document it…. I find myself turning down invitations to fun activities because then I’d have yet another event to scrapbook, and I’m already 3,627 events behind…. I dress the kids in colors to match that unused paperpack I’m trying to use up… ”

Do any of these excuses sound familiar? Then join me in my New Year’s Resolution to Go Digital! With Close to My Heart’s Studio J Digital Scrapbooking program (free to use!) it is easier than ever to keep your family albums up to date, change the colors of your favorite paperpacks to complement your family’s pictures, use large or unusual picture sizes to showcase your memories and share the resulting pages with as many grandparents as you’d like.

During the month of January, Close To My Heart is running a digital scrapbooking special called “A Perfect 10”. Studio J® members who buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts get the 10th free in January. For more information on how to become a Studio J member and take advantage of this special offer, contact me by phone or email or check out the details on my CTMH web page:

January 2012 Stamp of the Month

Happy New Year Everybody!

Celebrate the New Year and many other different occasions with  Close To My Heart’s January Stamp of the Month: Little Reminders S1201. The red outlines indicate shapes that can be cut on CTMH’s Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Number decor is so popular right now and these large graphics are perfect for it!

Retiring Items….

I viewed the new 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book last week and I’ve only looked through it…oh, I don’t know…a couple a hundred times or so?  LOL  I can’t wait to share the new papers, new 3D items, new embellishments, and new stamps with you.  However, the new idea book doesn’t go live until February 1st…so you’ll have to wait until then to see the fabulous new products…but the wait will be worth it.

In order to make room for the new goodies, though, the old goodies have to retire.

Here’s the CTMH items that will be retiring at the end of January…

Level 2 Paper Packs:






Mini-Medley Accents:

Antiqued Copper
Colonial White


Colonial White Brads
Pewter Decorative Brads
Black & White Daisy Soft Set Eyelets
Chocolate & Colonial White Soft Set Eyelets

Dimensionals (Chipboard):

On Target


Colonial White Ribbon Collection
3/8″ Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Wings Level 2 Assortment

Embroidery Floss:

Blue & Purple Assortment
Green Assortment
Red & Pink Assortment

Waxy Flax:

Crystal Blue

Various Accessories:

Bliss Level 2 Assortment
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment
Foundry Metal – Bookplates
Harvest Charms
Holiday Pockets
Just Blooms Spring Blossom Paper Flowers
Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack
Lucky Level 2 Assortment
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots
Midnight Felt Shapes
Mischief Rub-ons
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment
Top Coats Icing Overlays

Color-Ready Alphabets:

Hodge Podge

My Creations:

Board Book
9×9 Memory Showcase


Rubber Brayer
Soft Set Eyelet Tool
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches

8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock:

Colonial White
White Daisy


A Hop
A Little Buzz
A Little Everything
A Love
A Paisley
A Posey
Adorning Corners
Always In My Heart
Around The Block
Baby Love
Backgrounds & Borders
Beary Best
Beary Busy
Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Things
Believe In Your Dreams
Birthday Blast
Birthday Boy
Bless This Nest
Blooming Layers
Bon Appetit
Bunny Love
Campin’ Fever
Catching Waves
Cherished Flourishes
Circle Around
Circle of Love
Circle Together
Cupcake Sprinkles
Down By The Sea
Dream Big
Dreams Come True
Enjoy Every Moment
Extreme Happiness
Family Ties – Adult
Family Ties – Children
Family Ties – Pet
Fill In The Blank
Flower Pot
For Every Occasion
Friendship Blessings
From My Heart
Fun Times
Happy Holidays
Happy Moments
His and Hers
Hot Diggity
In The Month Of April
In The Month Of February
In The Month Of July
In The Month Of June
In The Month Of March
In The Month Of May
It’s A Zoo
Just For Boys
Just For Girls
Just The Ticket
Kanji Phrases
Let’s Go Camping
Little Princess
Love Always
Love Birds
Love Ya
Magic Tabs
Makin’ Waves
Ms. Chillin’
Ms. Scrapbook
Notice The Details
One Of A Kind
On The Edge
On This Day
Over The Rainbow
Paisley Praise
Piece of Cake
Play Day
Post Card – Travel Series
Precious Love
Priceless Love
Recipe Box
Retro Tech
Royal Birth
Salutation Seals
Shining Star
So Lucky
Soul Mates
Star Power
Summer Breeze
Summer Days
Sweet Baby
Take Luck
Tasty Treats
Tea Time
Thank You
Thrill Ride
Two-Step Backgrounds
You Did It
You Rock
You’re Great
You’re Sweet

If you would like to view photos of the items, please check out Tamytha Jenkin’s slideshow.

For all us visual gals, click on the link below to view Tamytha Jenkin’s  Retiring Items slideshow. You must order these retiring items from the current catalog by January 31st to get them before they’re gone.  You can order at my Workshop on Jan 28th or place an online order anytime.

How to contact me:


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