Stampaganza is HERE!


There are so many stamp sets to choose from!

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!

Want to skip over the details and view the stamps?  CLICK HERE!

The WORD PUZZLE above is from 2008 and these are GREAT!  I still have my stamp sets because they offer variety, versatility and are an excellent value! Perfect for each month, capturing the icons and holidays on ONE stamp set! Each one is $17.95 but you could earn a set for FREE or buy the bundle at a discount!

  • Yes, you can purchase the Word Puzzles per month separately @ $17.95 each and when you buy 3, one is FREE!
  • You could buy the BUNDLE of WORD PUZZLES HERE for $143.60 and save over $70!
  • You could host a club or party in July that reaches a minimum of $450 in sales, you’ll receive a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets FREE — that’s a $215.40 value!
  • You might prefer to sign up as a New Consultant for $75 in July. Then submit $300 in commissionable sales before August 31, 2017 and you’ll earn a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets FREE — that’s a $215.40 value!

Back in 2008, I had created a Calendar Club.  Here’s a few ideas on how I had used these to create toppers to our 12 x 12 calendar as well as the perpetual (we don’t sell this one anymore).  Just remember I had to dig to find these photos and it’s an idea … but can be used for random stamping, cards, details on scrapbook pages and so much more.  I love these and will never part with these sets.

Look at the 4th of July one.  I love stamping images individually in a variety of colors vertically and/or hozisontally.  The one for February was in one color (chocolate) stamped randomly on patterned paper.  You could also arrange your stamps on a large block and stamp them again and again to create your own background paper.  So much fun!

Below is a photo of the variety of stamp categories for you to look at HERE on my WEBSITE.

For those that like all the details, below are links to the PDF flyers:

Go Digital in March – Try it, You’ll Like it!



No kidding!  During March, Close To My Heart’s Studio J 2-page 12″ x 12″ layouts are only $5.  That’s a steal.





Did you know that statistics show that most scrapboookers spend about $9-$10 per 2-page traditional layout they create? That includes paper, embellishments, photo developing, etc.  So, at $5 per 2-page digital layout you are saving some serious dinero! That’s almost a $2 savings per layout from our regular price.


PLUS, you don’t even have to be a scrapbooker to use Studio J.  You just have to be someone with photos who wants to preserve them beautifully for their family.  It’s THAT EASY!  In fact, if you just want to order large or odd size prints of your photos, Studio J is the easiest and most economical way to do it.  You can get an 8×10, two 5×7’s, a 6×7, a 5×6, two 4×5’s, and four 2×3’s, to use on your conventional layouts, all for $5!   All Studio J layouts are top quality prints on photographic paper.


To try out Studio J, just head to the Studio J Page on my website. It’s absolutely FREE to play and build layouts…and it’s SO SIMLE AND USER FRIENDLY. Play around with your layouts, try out different color combinations and embellishments until you’ve got just the look you want and then use your digital image to create your layouts in conventional scrapbooking. You don’t pay a single penny unless you choose to purchase a print of your layout. If you do,  then be sure to purchase in March to to get that $5 price.  On April 1, it’s back to $6.95.

What do you get for $5 per layout?

  • Your 2-page 12″ x 12″ layout
  • 1 high resolution .jpg file of each page. This way you can print more at a later date if you want to. This is emailed to you after you place your order
  • 1 lower resolution .jpg file of the 2 pages together (like you see here in this post). This is great for posting online for friends and family members to see. This is also emailed to you after you order.


If you have questions or would like a FREE Studio J 30 minute training session with me, I’m at your beck and call (, 571-276-5405).  I’ve shared 2 of my Studio J layouts here today (one above and one below). Enjoy!


A New Cricut Cartridge!!

Artbooking mini-book

Close To My Heart’s 2013 Annual Convention has wrapped up and I’ll be giving you sneak peaks at the exciting new items in the Fall/Winter Catalog which goes live on August 1st. First and foremost, CTMH and Cricut teamed up again to produce their 3rd exclusive cartridge. If you thought the first two (Art Philosophy and Artiste) were awesome, then you will love ARTBOOKING even more! Artbooking is the ultimate SCRAPBOOKING cartridge… You’ve never seen anything like it before!

Artbooking is a revolutionary new cartridge that takes all of the guess work out of scrapbooking for you.  This is a cartridge with a twist.  It will help you take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels!  There are still 700 images in this cartridge this time, but with dozens of images in each of 15 layout themes (birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more), you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. For instance, if you are creating a 12″x 12″ page, just set your size at 11″ and it will cut every single page piece to size for a 12″ x 12″ page. No more guessing on title sizes, accent sizes, etc! Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats (in standard photo sizes) and more! In addition to the new font and page designs, this cartridge also includes 10 themed mini-books like the one shown above.  I am pretty excited about it!

The Artbooking Cricut Bundle comes with the cartridge, an instructional book as well as pages of each key’s images, 3 sets of coordinating stamps and 3 coordinating sheets of chipboard shapes.  All of this for only $99!

Artbooking Bundle

Don’t you just love the possibilities!  I’ve got my cartridge on order already and can’t wait for it to be delivered. The first page I want to create is the “Hello World… Look Who’s Here!” page for my friend who has just had her first baby 🙂  What page(s) excite you the most?

This cartridge is not available to the general public until August 1.  There are 3 ways to get this cartridge (and one will get it to you before August 1!):

  1. Sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant right away and then you’ll be able to order this in July, and at the 22% minimum discount that  Consultants get (ie $77.22 for this $99 cartridge).
  2. Pre-order this cartridge from me now for $99 (plus shipping and tax). I will ship it to you on August 1.  Just email or call me to pre-order (, 571-276-5405).
  3. Order from me after August 1.

Anyone who takes advantage of #2 between now and July 31 will go in a drawing for a $25 FREE shopping spree from the New Idea Book that debuts August 1.  One name will be drawn for every 3 entrants. I will be announcing the winners on August 1. 

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the Artbooking booklet depicting all 700+ images it will cut:

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Let’s Get Patriotic!


Patriotic Brave

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States, or $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by providing post-secondary education in Canada. Show your support today—stamp style!

You can purchase these Patriotic Stamp sets here.

A Banner Month!

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Receive a free My Creations® mini banner in June! Make it a “banner” day by placing a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set to receive your free mini banner. The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer for many “banner” days!

One free mini banner will be automatically added to your cart for every $25 and at least one stamp set on the order. This means that if the order totals a minimum of $50 and has two stamp sets on the order, two mini banners will be added; $75 with three stamp sets will receive three mini banners, and so on. There is no limit to the number of mini banners eligible for each order, as long as minimum criteria are met and inventory remains.


Get your free banner here.


Dates: Offer valid June 1–30, 2013, while supplies last.



A True Thank You

I love working with a company that is quick to respond to people’s needs in devastating situations and circumstances. The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross. Help us provide relief to those affected by the Oklahoma tornado by promoting the A True Thank You stamp set (M1029) and this relief effort to all your customers.


Click here to order one or more today and show your support!

“Dream Pop” Special for May

Each year, CTMH comes up with a FABULOUS deal for National Scrapbooking Month and they’ve really outdone themselves with this year’s  fabulous collection of new colorful B&T Duos® papers and glossy-patterned cardstocks… Dream Pop This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers. The delicious flavors of Dream Pop are Banana, Mint, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, & Grey.  It’s a huge paper pack, full of vibrant new colors, but no worries your Slate, Juniper, Whisper, Cotton Candy, Sunset exclusive inks will work. And…just in case you can’t tell in these photos – check out the glossy pattern on this Slate Cardstock…ALL THE CARDSTOCK has this glossy resist pattern – each color is a different pattern!

Dream Pop shine

I have created 9 layouts and 12 cards with just one pack of paper and have paper left over to create more – this is an amazing paper pack 🙂 photo-88photo-96 photo-90 photo-91 photo-92 photo-93 photo-94 photo-95photo-98photo-97


Here is a list of the products I used on these layouts;

  • Dream Pop Papers & Cardstock
  • Z2173 Slate, Z2193 Cotton Candy, Z2162 Honey, Z2165 Juniper, Z2191 Sunset Inks
  • Z1710 Paradise Paper Flowers
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1701 Neutral Bakers Twine
  • Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Z1815 Mini-Clothespins
  • Z1812 Sparkles Flourishes
  • Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
  • D1545 Wheel of Life Stamp set
  • S1304 April Stamp of the Month – My Sunshine
  • Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • S1305 May Stamp of the Month-Pinwheel
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

There are a few different ways to get the Dream Pop paper pack – the choice is yours…

  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10 when you place a $35 order in May (valued at $19.95).  Also, when you buy Dream Pop, you are only $5 away from qualifying for the May Stamp of the Month (Pinwheels) for $5 more!
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a Hostess when your May Gathering totals $400 or more (excludes shipping & tax).  Yes…you can do this as an Online Gathering :-)
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a New Consultant.  When you enroll in May, you’ll get the Dream Pop paper pack as part of your kit.

visit my website during the month of May to order your own Dream Pop Paper pack!

Whooo’s Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Here’s a cool video on how to assemble the Treat Tubes for Valentine’s Day.  What a fantastic idea for your child’s classroom valentines!  So quick and easy, yet awesome!



Bonus: the treat tubes and the glitter paper will be available in the new Spring/Summer Idea book, available February 1st, but this is an amazing bargain to get them NOW at only $10!

For more information, see my previous post and/or go to my website.

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Spend $35 and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available on my website through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! 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.

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)



In addition to the fun Valentines boxes shown above, take a look at what fellow consultant Jody Gustafson has created with her kit:

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Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid November 15, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer.

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)

A Special You Can Feel Good About…

During November you can save 50% off any stamp set of your choice when you buy the November Stamp of the Month for $5:


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 or your customers 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!

Here’s a bonus video showing some cool masking techniques to try with your new stamp sets:

*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.

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