Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Technique with my Loveable Cuttle Bug

I love using my Cuttlebug! This technique is so easy & the results are stunning! Run your white paper through your cuttle bug with your favorite folder (make sure it has a busy pattern), Choose a color & ink your rubber brayer up. Make sure to saturate your brayer. Using light pressure run your brayer over top of the cuttlebugged paper. not press on your brayer to get a darker color on your paper, re-ink your brayer & apply as many coats as you need to get the color you are happy with. If you put pressure on your brayer you will get ink in between the raised design of your folder. Once again my cuttlebug gives me a new avenue for my creative outlet. Go & check out your CB folders & create a beautiful easy card!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get Your FREE Stamp Set

Close To My Heart is running a special called "Plenty for Twenty". Here's how it works. Go to (my website) click on "Shop Online" and spend at least $20* (before shipping and tax) and Close To My Heart will send you one of our retiring "D" size stamp sets ($22.95 value) for FREE! Wow...that's more FREE than you are even spending! Order as many times as you want & receive a FREE stamp set with each order!
*If your purchase is a Studio J membership, you must also purchase something that will be shipped to you to qualify for the free stamp set.

December SOTM

Available December 1–31, 2010 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month set at a great discount or FREE!
Special Pricing:
When you spend: You pay only: You save:
$25.00 / $17.21 / 25% off
$50.00 / $11.48 / 50% off
$75.00 / $5.74 / 75% off
$100.00 / FREE! 100% off
Set of 13.
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 6 1/2" (Y1005), 4" × 4" (Y1008), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009).

Here's some beautiful artwork created by our talented CTMH art department. Enjoy.

Here's some Christmas inspiration for you

Our Mistletoe paper kit is featured with traditional rich Christmas colors and yet it also has many versital pattern papers. Snowflakes & textured demask designs teamed with Christmas holly leaves & berries & subtle sheet music.
You all know how I love chipboard...Well don'tcha just think these new Dimensional Element Ornaments are fun! Put them on your tree or use them on a scrapbook page or card. Ink them, stamp on them add rub-ons or use our new "Opaques" Pearls. Rhinestones can add a beautiful sparkle too.
How are you all doing on your Christmas Shopping? I still can't believe that Christmas is just over a week away. I power shopped on Black Friday & got almost all of my shopping done, it feels so good! Now if I could just get my Christmas cards in the mail!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Flower Power & Christmas Card Class

Look at all these fun colors! What would these cost at a store? Join my in my "Flower Power Class" and learn how to make these multilayered flowers for pennies of what you would pay at the store! It's easy if you have the right tools. Let me show you how you can make your flowers to match your cards & pages! Then you will always have a color that matches.

These beautiful flowers are made out of silks & satins. Aren't they pretty! You really need to see them, they look so much better than the picture shows. You can decorate the middles with rhinestones, glitter brads, buttons, pearls & so much more. Think of the possibilities...Mix and match colors, create more layers, use different texture/patterned materials, ect. ect. Once again when I got started I couldn't quit... Check out the next picture!

Everytime I dropped Alyssa off at soccer practice I had to go to the material store & see if they had another color that I "Would just have to have!" I'll post more pictures next week after the crop of some of the other colors. The purples are my favorite. (Imagine that!) I have a light purple (shown in the picture) & two rich darker colors that are just beautiful.

When it comes to making flowers...I just can't stop! These are sooo much fun to create. When I get done with one color I can't wait to see what the next color will look like! You'll never guess what these are made from. Come to my "Flower Power" class this weekend & let me show you how to create these beauties yourself & you won't believe how easy they are.
Class Details:
When: Saturday, Nov 13, 2:00
Where: Springhill Suites Hotel, 5250 28th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
Cost: $10. or FREE with a $25.00 order
What to bring: sharp scissors
Stop in and visit us at my Weekend Retreat this weekend and participate in the Flower Power Class or Christmas Card Class.
Christmas Card Class
When: Friday night Nov. 12th at 7:30.
Same location.
What to Bring: Adhesives & scissors
Cost: $10.00 for 6 cards or FREE with a $25.00 order.
Please call or email me with your RSVP for either class.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Card

Here's a close up of my favorite card! I love the flourishes with snowflakes. The paper is from our Fall/Winter catalog & is called "Maginifique." The stamp set is "I Believe." The ink is Pacifica, one of our eight new colors, it's perfect with the paper & stamp set!

More Tag Cards

I really like how the blues & greens blend together in the first card. That paper was from Emporium & Twitterpatted. The "Rocker" is from X-treme. It's a great stamps set for boys & teens. I made a bunch of these cards because it is so hard to find stamp sets & paper appropiate for my sons friends. (teenage boys)

Friday, October 22, 2010


When I start making tags I can't quit! I showed this technique to other CTMH consultants & we were all getting into it! We first put the color wash on the tag, then add the background stamps in a collage formula, using different color inks & variations of color depth. Next layer your tag, add embellishments & put it on a card! All these tags started as white paper!

I have a basket full of tags to play with! I'll post more cards soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gifts for Nov. Weekend Retreat

Aren't these cute! My sister has made it so I can't throw anything away any more! "That can be altered to look really cute!" She always says! So here it is. I do love how it turned out. Some will be filled with goodies & given away at the November Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat. (The tools in the picture are some of my favorites) I have one on my desk & it sure is easy to grab what tool I want quickly. I'll post pictures of more retreat prizes soon. Email me or call to sign up for the retreat.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

November, 2010 Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
When: November 12, 13 & 14
Starts: Friday 4:00 until Sunday 4:00
Where: Springhill Suites, 5250 28th Street, GRR , 49546 (Behind Cascade Target)
Cost: Weekend $40. Or, Friday $15. Saturday $25. Sunday $10.
Register: RSVP with your $20. deposit before Monday Nov. 1 and earn "Early Entrance Privileges" & reserved seating for your group. Start as early as noon. Email me with your info.
What to Bring: All your scrapbooking and Stamping friends, a cup with a cover & a treat to share
Hotel. Registration: Get your best price by reserving your room under the CTMH block at $79. per night. Call 464-1130. The hotel is newer & beautiful. Rooms are suites with fridge, micro & separate area with couch & dining table. Breakfast Buffet is included with your overnight stay.

  • Your own 6' table
  • A Chance to win the Huge Grand Prize Basket
  • Lots of Random Prize Giveaways (scrapbook layouts, notebooks, paper flowers, crochet flowers & more)
  • Use of CTMH Stamps, Inks, Tools & more
  • Free Technique Demos throughout the Weekend
  • Design Help Desk
  • Cash & Carry area including: Paper, Stamps, Scrapbooking Kits & a Clearence Center

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

**Please pay for your cropping fee & supplies with cash or check. Credit cards can be used for Close to My Heart Orders.

Send your $20. deposit to: Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, Mi 49331

Call me with any questions, 616-608-2653

Christmas Card Workshops

These are just a few of the cards you'll be able to create at my Christmas Card Classes on Sunday October 17th & Friday, October 22nd. Some are not pictured because I have to have a few suprises for you too! My favorite is the blue reindeer card. (Although I think the cute reindeer is fun too. He's got lots of glitter & bling!)As most of you know I love flourishes and this has lots of them with snowflakes in it! Add a little glitter & it's lovely! Come & learn new stamping techniques, experience the "Cuttle Bug" & enjoy yourself. Best of all you'll have your Christmas cards done & it's one less thing to worry about during the Holiday Season.

Heres the details:
Sunday Oct. 17th, 1:00 to 4:30
Friday Oct. 22nd, 6:00 to 10:00
Classes will be held at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, 49331
**Make 15 Cards, 5 Designs, 3 of Each
**RSVP to me #616-608-2653 save your space & to have your "Supply Kit" cut & ready to go.
**All you need to bring is a basic "tool kit" including your 12" cutter, scissors, adhesives & any of your favorite tools
**Bring your own drink with a lid & a simple treat to share. Coffee & tea will be available.
**Cost is $25.00 including envelopes, cash & check only please.

Join me for a Christmas tradition of creating your own cards. You'll pick up some new card making tricks & tips & add your own charming touch to these handmade treasures.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Close To My Heart Weekend Retreat
September 24th, 25th & 26th
*** Starts Friday at 3:00 ends Sunday at 4:00
*** 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

NEW PRICING!! Weekend $40. enjoy a weekend of uninterrupted cropping!
Or join us daily Friday $15. Sat. $20. Sun. $10.
*** Breakfast Buffet daily if you stay at the Hotel, bottled water, coffee, tea, pop & juice.
• Your own 6’ table
• FREE use of CTMH Stamps and Inks, tools & more
• Hourly Prizes
• A Chance to Win the Grand Prize Basket
• Free Technique Demonstrations

*** REGISTER: Please email or call Jolene, include your name, phone #, email address for you & your guests. Include who you want to be seated with & how many are in your group. I will do my best to set you together. *** Register by Monday, Sept 14th with your paid deposit of $20. & get reserved seating for your group & “Early Entry Privileges” on Friday. Start as early as noon!
*** Reserve a cropping spot with an extra table for an additional $15. for the weekend. The extra space is on a first come basis. Please add your $15.00 extra table space to your deposit.
*** What to Bring: Your favorite cropping tools & all your Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Friends.
*** 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
Executive Manager of the Scrap Happy Hens Unit


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Customer Appreciation Sale

HUGE Customer Appreciation Sale!

Make sure to take advantage of our Awesome Customer Appreciation Web-site only sale. There is a vast selection of My Reflections Paper Packs & My Stickease for more than 50% off! Sale starts August 4th through the 11th or while supplies last. $2.00 My Stickease, $4.oo Level 1 packs (including 2, 6" x 12" MSE), $6.00 Level 2 Paper Packs. Go to my website at to order! You can combine sale items with the purchase of current regular price items into the same online order thus acheiving a higher discount on the Stamp of the Month "Something Splendid." Review your wish list! These paper packs & My Stickease will be Retiring Jan 1, 2011 & will no longer be available. Get some of your Christmas Shopping done early...At these prices our CTMH sale products will make wonderful gifts!
$2, $4, $6 for 8…It's YOU We Appreciate!
X7045A My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1 $4.00
X7045C Vintage Travel My Stickease $2.00
X7056A My Reflections Discovery Level 1 $4.00
X7060A My Reflections Heirloom Level 1 $4.00
X7060B My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 pp $6.00
X7061A My Reflect. Floral Impression Level 1 $4.00
X7061B My Reflect. Floral Impressions Level 2 pp $6.00
X7061C Floral Impressions My Stickease $2.00
X7062A My Reflections Laid Back Level 1 $4.00
X7069A My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1 $4.00
X7069C Just Chillin My Stickease $2.00
X7070A My Reflect. Simple Pleasure Level 1 $4.00
X7070B My Reflect. Simple Pleasure Level 2pp $6.00
X7070C Simple Pleasure My Stickease $2.00
X7071A My Reflect. Best Friends Forever Level 1 $4.00
X7072A My Reflect. School Zone Level 1 $4.00
X7072C School Zone My Stickease $2.00
X7073A My Reflect. Abundance Level 1 $4.00
X7073B My Reflect. Abundance Level 2 pp $6.00
X7073C Abundance My Stickease $2.00
X7075A My Reflect. More To Adore Level 1 $4.00
X7075B My Reflect. More To Adore Level 2 pp $6.00
X7075C More To Adore My Stickease $2.00
X7076A My Reflections Sonata Level 1 $4.00
X7076C Sonata My Stickease $2.00
X7077C Sweet Harmony My Stickease $2.00
X7078A My Reflect. Cute Pie Level 1 $4.00
X7078C Cute Pie My Stickease $2.00
X7079B My Reflect. Rough n Tumble Level 2 pp $6.00
X7079C Rough n Tumble My Stickease $2.00
X7080A My Reflect. Route 66 Level 1 $4.00
X7080C Route 66 My Stickease $2.00
X7081A My Reflect. Majestic Blue Level 1 $4.00
X7081B My Reflect. Majestic Blue Level 2 pp $6.00
X7081C Majestic Blue My Stickease $2.00
X7082A My Reflect. Expedition Level 1 $4.00
X7082C Expedition My Stickease $2.00
X7083A My Reflect. Let's Get Together Level 1 $4.00
X7084A My Reflect. Floral Tapestry Level 1 $4.00
X7085A My Reflect. Everlasting Level 1 $4.00
X7085B My Reflect. Everlasting pp $6.00
X7085C Everlasting My Stickease $2.00
X7086A My Reflect. Caprice Level 1 $4.00
X7086B My Reflect. Caprice Level 2 pp $6.00
X7086C Caprice My Stickease $2.00
X7087A My Reflect. Enchanted Level 1 $4.00
X7087B My Reflect. Enchanted Level 2 pp $6.0
X7087C Enchanted My Stickease $2.00
X7088A My Reflect. Free Spirit Level 1 $4.00
X7088B My Reflect. Free Spirit Level 2 pp $6.00
X7088C Free Spirit My Stickease $2.00
X7089A My Reflect. Life’s Delights Level 1 $4.00
X7089C Life Delights My Stickease $2.00
X7090A My Reflect. Silhouette Level 1 $4.00
X7090B My Reflect. Silhouette Level 2 pp $6.00
X7090C Silhouette My Stickease $2.00
X7091A My Reflect. It’s a Guy Thing Level 1 $4.00
X7091B My Reflect. It’s a Guy Thing Level 2 pp $6.00
X7091C It’s a Guy Thing My Stickease $2.00
X7092A My Reflect. Good Times Level 1 $4.00
X7092B My Reflect. Good Times Level 2 pp $6.00
X7092C Good Times My Stickease $2.00
X7093A My Reflect. Sweet Pea Level 1 $4.00
X7093C Sweet Pea My Stickease $2.00
X7094A My Reflect. Paper Garden Level 1 $4.00
X7094C Paper Garden My Stickease $2.00
X7095A My Reflect. Boom-Di-Ada Level 1 $4.00
X7095B My Reflect. Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 pp $6.00
X7095C Boom-Di-Ada My Stickease $2.00
X7096A My Reflect Blue Ribbon Level 1 $4.00
X7096B My Reflect. Blue Ribbon Level 2 pp $6.00
X7096C Blue Ribbon My Stickease $2.00
X7097A My Reflect. Game On Level 1 $4.00
X7097B My Reflect. Game On Level 2 pp $6.00
X7097C Game On My Stickease $2.00
X7098A My Reflect. Sarsaparilla Level 1 $4.00
X7098B My Reflect. Sarsaparilla Level 2 pp $6.00
X7098C Sarsaparilla My Stickease $2.00
X7100A My Reflect. Perfect Day Level 1 $4.00
X7100B My Reflect. Perfect Day Level 2 pp $6.00
X7100C Perfect Day My Stickease $2.00
X7101A My Reflect. Magic Moments Level 1 $4.00
X7101B My Reflect. Magic Moments Level 2pp $6.00
X7101C Magic Moments My Stickease $2.00
X7102A My Reflect. Notebook Level 1 $4.00
X7102B My Reflect. Notebook pp $6.00
X7102C Notebook My Stickease $2.00
X7103A My Reflect. Aspen Level 1 $4.00
X7103B My Reflect. Aspen Level 2 pp $6.00
X7103C Aspen My Stickease $2.00
X7104A My Reflect. Evensong Level 1 $4.00
X7104B My Reflect. Evensong Level 2 pp $6.00
X7104C Evensong My Stickease $2.00
X7105A My Reflect. Emporium Level 1 $4.00
X7105B My Reflect. Emporium Level 2 pp $6.00
X7105C Emporium My Stickease $2.00
X7106A My Reflect. Unforgettable Level 1 $4.00
X7106B My Reflect. Unforgettable Level 2 pp $6.00
X7106C Unforgettable My Stickease $2.00
X7107A My Reflect. That’s Amore Level 1 $4.00
X7107B My Reflect. That’s Amore Level 2 pp $6.00
X7107C That’s Amore My Stickease $2.00
X7108A My Reflect. Daydream Level 1 $4.00
X7108B My Reflect. Daydream Level 2 pp $6.00
X7108C Daydream My Stickease $2.00
X7109A My Reflect. Stardust Level 1 $4.00
X7109B My Reflect. Stardust Level 2 pp $6.00
X7109C Stardust My Stickease $2.00
X7110A My Reflect. Back Country Level 1 $4.00
X7110B My Reflect. Back Country Level 2 pp $6.00
X7110C Back Country My Stickease $2.00
X7111A My Reflect. Moon Doggie Level 1 $4.00
X7111B My Reflect. Moon Doggie Level 2 pp $6.00
X7111C Moon Doggie My Stickease $2.00
X7112A My Reflect. Animal Cookies Level 1 $4.00
X7112B My Reflect. Animal Cookies Level 2 pp $6.00
X7112C Animal Cookies My Stickease $2.00
X7113A My Reflect. Tinkerin Level 1 $4.00
X7113B My Reflect. Tinkerin Level 2 pp $6.00
X7113C Tinkerin My Stickease $2.00
X7114A My Reflect. Bella Level 1 $4.00
X7114B My Reflect. Bella Level 2 pp $6.00
X7114C Bella My Stickease $2.00
X7115A My Reflect. Jingle Level 1 $4.00
X7115B My Reflect. Jingle Level 2 pp $6.00
X7115C Jingle My Stickease $2.00
X7116A My Reflects Sweet Home Level 1 $4.00
X7116B My Reflect. Sweet Home Level 2 pp $6.00
X7116C Sweet Home My Stickease $2.00
X7117A My Reflect. Grace Level 1 $4.00
X7117B My Reflect. Grace Level 2 pp $6.00
X7117C Grace My Stickease $2.00
X7118A My Reflect. Twitterpated Level 1 $4.00
X7118B My Reflect. Twitterpated Level 2 pp $6.00
X7118C Twitterpated My Stickease $2.00

*Available August 4, 2010 through the 11th or while supplies last!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wrinkled Ladies

I had to post this video! It gave me cause for a chuckle!

Have a great day.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Limited Time Only 'Miracle Kit"

National Scrapbooking Month is May and Close To My Heart has created a kit you will want to have to celebrate. It's called "Miracle" and it's gorgeous! "Miracle" can be purchased or earned from from April 15 - May 31.
Kit also contains
•Colonial White Cardstock
•Bamboo Cardstock
•Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
•12″ Colonial White Waxy Flax
•Sponge Wedges

This is an absolutely lovely kit! A Must have, and so easy to earn. Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration in May with the exclusive Miracle kit, available at a great retail price of only $19.95 or even at a discount! This kit contains what you need to craft two gorgeous, interactive two-page layouts that work well with any photos—just add ink to customize the look. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the Miracle kit comes together, and there’s no stamping required! Just click here to order
1) Purchase the Miracle Kit outright for only $19.95

2) Place a minimum order of $40. (excluding Studio J)and purchase the Miracle Kit for only $10.

3) Place a minimum order of $60. and purchase the Miracle Kit for only $5.00!

HURRY this Kit will only be available until the end of May or while supplies last. They have already sold more than 1/2 of the kit!

Introducing...The Summer 2010 Catalog

There are so many fun new products in this catalog! You all know I love chipboard(especially ours because it is "Color Ready")But wait until you see what they did to it! We now have "Irresistibles" on our chipboard! Yup...It's cool! Still color ready but CTMH has clear embossed on it to create a pattern & when you ink over top of it the pattern shows through in white. Very pretty! We also have the most fun new Designer Brads. They packaged together with new syles & sizes. I'll post a picture soon. We have 4 new paper packs the will get you wanting to find time to scrap! I especially love our new "Passages" kit.

The cards pictured here come with the WOTG (workshop on the go) for the Passages kit. Aren't our corporate artists awesome! The WOTG package features a stamp set that is not found in the catalog. It is so hard to find nice masculane stamp sets. This one is perfect. (What can I say...I love it!) In the catalog the stamp sets they show with "Passages"...Oh my Gosh, are they right up my alley! Beautiful backgrounds for cards or pages & I love the sayings..."Live inspired, Dream with possiblity." I can't wait to play.

Call me or email & ask how to get your new Catalog FREE!

May Stamp of the Month

I love Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month program. Each month they offer a stamp set that is available for that month only. It is yours to purchase for full price, at a 25%, 50%, or 75% discount, or best of all yours to earn Free!

May's Stamp of the Month (D1421 - Cherish the Moment) is a classy and versatile one...great for cards or scrapbook pages. Those are my favorite kind of stamp sets. The actual size of the carrier sheet is 6" x 6".

This set can be yours in several different ways:
• earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
• earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
• earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
• earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
• purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)
Just hop on over to my website to begin shopping.

Do you have Questions about Studio J...Read this

Frequently Asked Questions about Studio J
1. What is Studio J™ design software?
Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!

2. What makes scrapbooking with Studio J unique?
Studio scrapbooking is a whole new experience not offered by anyone else, because it follows the Close To My Heart philosophy: Faster. Simpler. Easier.® Studio J uses the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments as classic Close To My Heart scrapbooking, making studio scrapbooking extremely intuitive and super fun! Timeless patterns and artistically placed default accents allow you to finish a page in minutes, while customization options give you the flexibility to make your layouts unique. All the layout patterns are created by Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart—you may recognize some of them from her classic how-to books. These patterns make scrapbooking faster, simpler, and easier than ever before. You’ll be amazed how effortlessly and beautifully you preserve your memories with Studio J!

3. Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
Not at all! You only need a web browser that supports Adobe Flash and an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to this MyCTMH® website to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!

4. Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
You bet! You can create a customer account that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. We’ll email you when your active projects are set to expire so you can be sure to purchase them before they are deleted.

5. If I already have a profile with my Consultant’s MyCTMH site, can I use the same account?
Yes. Your account works for both MyCTMH and Studio J shopping.

6. Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top-quality silver-halide processing and archival papers.

7. What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years.

8. What are the shipping policies for Studio J?
Basic Shipping
Close To My Heart products are shipped to the continental United States by United Parcel Service (UPS), to the non-continental US by United States Postal Service Priority Mail, and to Canada by Landmark. Note that UPS does not deliver orders to post office boxes. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 1 to 20 two-page layouts. Standard shipping/handling per box is priced as follows:
Destination / Shipping Method / Price

Continental US
UPS Ground
$7.95 US

Non-continental US
USPS Priority Mail
$9.95 US

USPS Priority Mail
$11.95 US

Special Shipping Options
Studio J customers have two special shipping options through UPS for faster delivery time in the continental United States. These options are not available for destinations outside the continental United States. Selecting a special UPS shipping option will not affect the in-house turnaround time of your order (typically 2 to 4 business days).
UPS or Landmark will notify you by email when an order is shipped to the continental United States or Canada so that you may track the delivery of the order. Studio J orders shipped by USPS do not have tracking numbers.
Please keep in mind that our special shipping options are guaranteed by the carrier, and Close To My Heart is not responsible for shipping delays after the order has left the warehouse. The special shipping options are:

•UPS Next-Day Air Saver: This option guarantees delivery the next business day after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for next-day air is $21.95.
•UPS Second-Day Air: This option guarantees delivery 2 business days after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for second-day air is $12.95.
Note: UPS has fees for any changes of address that are made to a package after they have already picked up the package. Customers requesting this change will be charged $10.

9. What kind of receipt do I receive when I place my order?
When you place your order, your web browser will direct you to a printable receipt page. You will not receive an email receipt at this time; however, if you are shipping to the continental United States or Canada, you will receive an email notification sent from UPS or Landmark when the order is shipped.

10. Can I combine classic and Studio J orders?
Studio J orders cannot be combined with any other type of order. Studio J layouts are processed and shipped separately from all other Close To My Heart products, with the exception of Memory Protectors® included with certain qualifying orders.

11. What if I don’t like my layouts when I receive them?
All Studio J products are backed by the Close To My Heart guarantee, but user error is not covered by this guarantee. When you are ready to purchase your layouts, you will be asked to look at them again and give final approval. Projects that print as shown on the approval screen will not be eligible for returns. When there is a manufacturer’s defect, however, we will be happy to replace your layout. See the MyCTMH and Studio J terms and conditions for more information on our return policy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Summer Catalog SOTM Sneak Preview

This is so exciting...Here's a picture of the next four Stamp Of The Months that will preview in our new Summer Catalog! Aren't they great? Remeber the awesome special I mention a few posts back about joining CTMH & getting almost $100.00 in FREE stamps they are! These are the four fantastic sets that you will get FREE when you sign up to become a consultant in the month of March. (actual size of the carrier sheet is 6" x 6" for each of the 4 sets)This is in addition to the already awesome kit that you purchase for $99 (but that is chock full of over $350 in wonderful CTMH product!). So, when you sign up during March, you will get over $440 in product in your kit for $99 (plus shipping and tax). And you will have a one time opportunity at purchasing New Consultant Bonus Kits that can save you another $210. That's over $750. in CTMH product for only for $209.00 that's over $500 savings! Can you say...WhoooHooo!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Summer Weekend Retreat

Spring Weekend Retreat
April 30, May 1 & 2
Join us for a weekend of uninterrupted cropping! Pack your supplies & pictures and “Spring in to Action!” Games, prizes, Free Demos, food & more. Scrapbooking supplies will be on hand to purchase. Weekend Price $60.00 Call 616-608-2653 to make your reservation asap, space is limited to 25 croppers. Room reservations will be taken by the Springhill Hotel at 464-1130. Room Rate $84.00 per night. Make sure to register under the “Close To My Heart” Block to get a discounted room rate. Watch my blog for more details on this crop or email me at

Summer Weekend Retreat
August 13, 14 & 15
Take a break from the summer sun & join us for a weekend full of cropping, stamping & fun! Enjoy our air conditioned crop room with your own 6’ table giving you plenty of room to spread out & scrapbook. You’ll have a chance to win the Grand Prize Basket, play games to win prizes & watch the free demos. Paper will be sold buy the piece & various other scrapbooking supplies will be on hand to purchase. Weekend Price $60.00 Call to make your reservation asap, space is limited to 30 croppers. Room reservations will be taken by the Springhill Hotel at 464-1130. Room Rate $84.00 per night. Make sure to register under the “Close To My Heart” Block to get a discounted room rate. Watch my blog for more details or email me at

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dare to Share, Dare To Dream: If you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during the month of March, you will receive all 4 Stamp of the Months ($22.95 each, $91.80 total value) that are coming out in the Summer 2010 Idea Book (live for customers on May 1, but live for consultants on April 1!) absolutely FREE! What a wonderful start on your inventory that will give you! This incredible offer is only through March 31, 2010. Join my team and "Follow your Dreams!" Make your own hours, earn discounted & free CTMH products and join a huge sisterhood of CTMH scrappers & stampers. Share your talent & teach your friends & family how to preserve their special memories.

If you have been thinking about doing what I do...being a Close To My Heart Consultant than NOW is the time to sign up! When you order your kit you will receive four additional BRAND NEW STAMP SETS... FREE! (all four of the upcoming stamp of the month sets are included in your kit). The retail value of the free stamp sets total $91.80 which nearly covers the price of your new Consultant Kit. When all is said and done, you will receive more than $400 in INCREDIBLE new products for only $99.00! Plus the opportunity to add New Consultant "Bonus Kit Packs" If you purchase both the Scrapbooking ($160. retail, you pay only $60.) & Card Making Bonus Pack ($150. Retail, you pay only $50.) you will save an astounding $600.00!!

The month of March is the time for YOU to make all your stamping and scrappin' dreams come true! I love my job as a CTMH Consultant! I love being my own boss, having opportunities for free or discounted products & I love the unlimited earning potential I have as a CTMH Consultant. Whether you join for community, creative or business reasons you are welcome here! If you are a hobbyist and just want the discount then you can sign up now to take advantage of this amazing incentive! It's easy to join through my Close to My Heart Link. Follow this link
New Consultant Kit Retail value approx. $300
$99.00* W551
Business Training and Marketing Supplies:
· Open Me First Brochure
· Spring 2010 Idea Books (10)
· Spring 2010 KeyNotes®
· 2010 Product Review
· My Acrylix® Beautiful Day Incentive
Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Bee Mine Petite Perks
Stamp Set
· Veranda Workshops on the Go™ Guide
· Spring 2010 B&T Duos® Sampler
· Connections Club™ Reward: Sprinkles
· Connections Club™ Cards (25)
· Color Swatches
Hostess Supplies:
· Hostess Packets (5) which include:
Home Gathering Postcard Invitations (25)
Customer Register Envelopes (5)
Hostess Rewards Form
Customer Order Forms (5)
· My Reflections® Veranda Level 1 Kit
· My Reflections® Veranda Level 2 Paper Packet
· My Reflections® Veranda Level 2
My Stickease® Assortment
· 12" * 12" White Daisy Cardstock (24)
· My Acrylix® Follow Your Heart Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Authentic Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® One of a Kind Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Cherished Flourishes Stamp Set
· 2" * 3V" My Acrylix® Block
· 4" * 4" My Acrylix® Block
· Barn Red Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Filigree Charms
· Just Blooms® Spring Blossom
· Brown StazOn® Ink Pad
· Mini-Medley Antique Copper Accents
· Double Scrubber
· My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner
· Bonding Memories® Glue (1.7 oz.)
· Sponge
One time only offer...Add this Scrapbooking Bonus Pack for only $60.00

It's over a $160.00 Value!
· Imagine™
· My Reflections® You Rock Level 1 Kit
· My Reflections® You Rock Level 2 Paper Packet
· My Reflections® You Rock Level 2 My Stickease® Assortment
· My Acrylix® Star Power Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® On the Edge Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Cocktail Alphabet Stamp Set
· 2" * 6V" My Acrylix® Block
· Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Mini-Medley Antique Copper Accents
· Mini-Medley Colonial White Accents
· Mini-Medley Outdoor Denim Accents
· Remarks Glitter Rub-Ons
· Top Coats™ Rockin’

Only when you join CTMH can you take advantage of this tremendous offer! It's designed for those who want to focus on cardmaking. Over $150.00 in products for only $50.00.

Cardmaking Bonus Pack
· Wishes Card Confidence Program™
· My Reflections® Topstitch Level 2 Paper Packet
· My Acrylix® So Lucky Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Togetherness Stamp Set
· My Acrylix® Paisley Praise Stamp Set
· 3" * 3" My Acrylix® Block
· Baby Pink Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Heavenly Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
· Mini-Medley Colonial White Accents
· Soft Suede Pinwheels
· Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Colonial White Collection

Call me with any questions 616-608-2653 or email

March Classes

“Bella” Card Workshop. March 12, 7 – 10
Great class for all levels of artistic ability! Use a Level 1 CTMH Scrapbooking Kit to craft 12 delightful cards. Creativity will never be easier than using our “Scrapbooking Level 1 Kits” & turning then into handmade expressions of love. Learn this time saving creative technique. You will truly use this method over & over again with different styles of “Scrapbooking Kits!”
Class Fee $20.00 Class Deposit $10.00 due by March 1 for ordering supplies & to save your spot.
NEW Date ADDED!!! March 28, 1:30 – 4:00 Please have deposit in by March 16

Do you “Love Your BUG?” March 21, 1:30 – 4:00
Do you own a cuttle bug & want to learn how to use it to it’s fullest extent…This class is for you. Learn how to cut, emboss, use templates & more. Our white core paper is awesome when teamed up with the cuttle bug. You will take home many creative samples. When you are done with this class you will “Love Your Bug!”
Class Fee: $18.00 Class Deposit $10.00 by March 15 Bring your cuttle bug & mats

Beginners Cricut Class. March 25, 7 - 9:30
Do you have a cricut & are frustrated with learning how to use it. Do you always have to cut your projects 2 or 3 times to get the right size? Tired of wasting all that paper? Join this class & learn how to use all the buttons & functions on your Cricut, Cricut Create or Cricut Expression. We will also create a 2 page layout.
Class Fee $18.00 Class Deposit $10.00 by 3/19 Bring your: Cricut, sharp blade & mats, George cartridge or what came with your machine

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Bella" Card Workshop

This is a great class for all levels of artistic ability! We'll use a Level 1 Scrapbooking Kit (Plus a few extras) to craft these 12 delightful cards. Creativity will never be easier than using our "Scrapbooking Level 1 Kits & turning them into handmade expressions of love. Learn & apply this technique to all our CTMH Scrapbooking Level 1 kits. You will love it!

Please call ASAP if you would like to join us & make these cards. Supplies will need to be ordered in advance with your class deposit.
Date: March 12
Time: 7:00 - 9:30
Place: Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Cost: $20.
Class deposit of $10.00 must be in by
March 3

Date: Sunday March 28
Time: 1:30 - 4:00
Place: TBD
Cost: $20.00
Class deposit of $10.00 must be in by March 16

March Stamp of the Month

Enjoy our March Stamp of the Month! "A Little Bit of Everything" It covers so many holidays & occasions when you want to say " Thanks"

Make a qualifying purchase, and it's yours at a Special Price or even FREE!! Order at retail for $22.95 OR...
*Spend $25.00 & pay $17.21 for the March SOTM
*Spend $50.00 & pay $11. 48
*Order $75.00 & pay only $5.74
*Order $100 in CTMH product & it's yours FREE!!