Monday, February 2, 2015

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs

Love this program for quick titles and/or accents on a page. Flip the card over and you have a great journaling spot. I have tried many of the different cards programs available and I have to say that Close to My Heart's cards have the most beautiful printing and pictures out there.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Really Pam?? I'm I like this!! Beth sent me the video. Thanks for the laugh you guys!

For those of you who were not at the last couple of crops this was the big joke whenever someone (especially me) would forget what they were doing or do something funny.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

November 2, Scrapbooking Class

November 2nd, “Christmas” & More, Scrapbook Class

Friday Night 6:30 

I can’t believe that we are already making Christmas scrapbook pages! I haven’t even bought one Christmas present yet! Are you ready for a Christmas card class too?? 

This month we will be working with “Pear and Partridge” our Christmas Kit. Soft and pretty patterns with whimsical partridges and swirl combinations and classic damask designs. A traditional color palette blending soft reds and pinks complimented with greens and neutrals. This paper will accent your Holiday photos perfectly especially when paired with the coordinating rub-ons. Wait until you see the rich red velvet “Festive Rub-ons!”  They are Be-U-T-full! And there is also Dimensional Elements in Holiday colors to match. I’m getting excited just thinking about all the fun Christmas pages and projects to made with this kit and all the coordinating Christmas embellishments to go with it! 

Join us for the next Scrapbooking Class using “Pear and Partridge” on Friday Nov. 22 @ 6:30. We will be putting together some awesome Christmas Pages.

To order your supplies visit my website, make sure to go to the bottom right side “Join one of Jolene’s Gatherings” click on “November WOTG class" Here’s a link to my site 

October Special Studio J Digital Layouts

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!


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


New WOTG Card Kits, Christmas and Avonlea

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Organize Your Craft Supplies

Check out this video showing you our new CTMH Organizers. I can't wait to get them. It will make it so easy to pack for a crop or class. No more forgetting your adhedisive or blocks!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New CTMH Paper Kits

It's hard to decide...But here's my top picks for our new paper kits and WOTG.

Some of you know how much I love Halloween decor and paper...well and of course all the fun embellishments that go with it!  "Moonlight" is our new Halloween Kit. With its whimsical owl paper, dramatic purple patterns and black and cream distressed stripe you will add interesting flair to all your pages.  Use it for Halloween, fall or anything in between! Many of the patterns and colors in this kit are perfect for any theme.
I love these coordinating brads & embellishments. Aren't they a riot! Spiders & skulls and yes my personal favorite...flourishes!

Gotta love these papers! I can see using the black and cream distressed stripe on my soccer pages & the green damask for fall. This kit is very versatile. Check out the matching chipboard! Isn't it fantastic! So many fun embellishments to add to your pages and make them "Pop."
Next "pick" is our new Christmas Paper "Pear and Partridge." Very pretty designs and the color scheme is phenomenal. Beautiful reds, greens and neutrals. And look...more flourishes!! The WOTG kit includes colorful sparkles and Glittery rub-ons. (which are more Shimmery than glittery. I love the size quality of our rub-ons)

Take your pages up a notch with these adorable matching rub-ons. Cute designs and easy to use. You'll be able to customize your pages with ease using the Pear and Partridge Compliments Glittery Rub-ons.

Artwork by our fantastic designers at CTMH!

Great designs to put together your Christmas pages or cards. The traditional patterns and colors are lovely and easy to work with.
I could just kiss whoever designed these Festive Velvet Rub-ons. They are gorgeous! So rich looking and striking. (The picture just does not do them justice.) They will add beauty to your cards or special Christmas photos and memories. Wait until you see them up close.  
I will be planning a Christmas card workshop with these Holiday chipboard dimensional elements. I really enjoy making my Christmas cards & I love hearing stories from my attendees about how the family member or friend on the receiving end enjoyed their card. It's so funny to hear them tell me that their "Mother in Law" didn't believe they actually made it themselves!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat

Oct 26, 27 & 28, 2012
Jolene McCormick
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant
Starts Friday at 4:00 ends Sunday at 4:00***


Get “Early Entry Privileges” and start at NOON on Friday!!

Take a vacation from the day to day hustle of your busy life. Just imagine a weekend of no cooking, no dishes, no laundry, no running errands or catering to everyone else. This weekend is just for you! Leave your routines at home & come pamper yourself!
We all have precious pictures in boxes waiting to be made into special scrapbook pages capturing wonderful memories in a unique and creative way. Whether you are an experienced scrapper or looking for some hand holding in getting started - I have the getaway weekend for you. 


*** Breakfast Buffet daily with each overnight stay at the Hotel

*Bottled water, coffee, tea, pop & juice

*Your own 6’ table
*FREE use of CTMH Stamps and Inks, tools & more

*Games & Prizes

*Grand Prize Basket Entries for each day you are at the retreat

*Free Technique Demonstrations

*Visit my creative “Help Desk” for inspiration

*Cricut with large cartridge library available to use! (Please bring your own 6 x 12 Cricut matt)

NEW***Receive an extra Grand Prize Entry for each overnight stay during the crop. 

Scrapbook the weekend away for only $55.
Or join us daily     Friday   $20.         Sat.    $30.            Sun.   $15.

*** Held at the SpringHill Suites, 5250 28th Street, GRR,  (behind Target) Reserve your room under the “Close To My Heart Block” to take advantage of a $20. per night savings. Call SpringHill Suites @ 464-1130. You must reserve your room by Oct 4th to insure Blocked rate & room availability. The hotel is newer & very nice. Rooms are spacious & clean. They include: 2 queen beds, separate area with pullout couch, desk w/chair, counter/sink, micro & refrigerator, large flat screen TV with cable, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and wireless high speed internet.

*** Register: Send in your $30 Crop deposit by October 10 & get “Early Entry Privileges” Start as early as noon on Friday. Your deposit is what saves your cropping spot. Spots are first come first serve. *** Mail your deposit to: Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, MI 49331. Include; your name, phone # & email address for you & your guests. 

*** What to Bring:

* Your favorite cropping tools & craft items

*Surge Protectors for your cricuts, computer, Ott lights & phones

*A treat to share. I will be emailing a list splitting snacks into 3 categories; appetizers, salads/fruits/veggies, desserts a couple of weeks before the crop.

*All your Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Friends.  

***Meals are not included in this retreat. However, in splitting up the snack list many croppers have not found it necessary to go out to lunch as our snack area will be well rounded. Should you chose to go out we are in a great location with many fast food or nice sit down restaurants nearby. The hotel lobby is large with plenty of space if you decide to order in.

*** Regrettably this is a non-refundable event. Space is limited. I appreciate your understanding in this matter. 

Jolene McCormick  #616-608-2653
Close to My Heart Independent Consultant,

Unit Leader of the Scrap Happy Hens

New Cricut Cartridge "Cricut Artiste Collection"

The Cricut® Artiste Collection helps you turn everyday events into magical celebrations! The unique cartridge takes creativity to a new level allowing you to cut themed projects and shapes using a single key. Color-coded images in the accompanying booklet indicate shapes that are linked and can be cut using the same size setting for hassle-free layering and assembly. Choosing a themed project is easy with the project reference pictures, and assembling 3-D items is a snap with the separate assembly and folding guide. With 700 images, you’ll find a themed project for any event, large or small, from Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Halloween, to occasions like birthdays and baby showers, plus clever motifs like signage, game night, gears, timepieces, awards, and more. Use the three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets to jazz up your Cricut accents, then splash in some Dimensional Elements shapes from the three included sets for added flair! The Cricut® Artiste cartridge makes it easy to create a charming, cohesive project, taking you from crafter to awesome artiste in a flash.

Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790) $99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes


Videos about our new Cricut Artiste Cartridge. Check them out!

I'm so excited to have another great Cricut cartridge in our Product Line!