Saturday, December 31, 2011

CTMH--- January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for January 2012, featuring Little Reminder

All artwork on the hop will feature Little Reminder!  This is a set of 25 stamps, perfect for creating cards, recording dates on layouts and more!   If you have come here from Debra's blog you are on the right path.

This month we have  over 50 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Hopping along is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one!  Be sure to leave some love (comments) along the way :)

Today I have created a masculine birthday card using the Gallery sketch from Wishes.  I love this Stamp of the Month because I could make 10 of these cards, and then just circle the month and day of the person's birthday!  Cool huh!!  
I was going through my stash of paper, and usually have trouble mixing patterns from different paper packs, but this time I was looking for specific colors.  I chose a Desert Sand pattern from Bella (retired) and a Twilight colored pattern from Grace (retired).  How'd I do??
I love that I was able to cut out the circles with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamp on them.  I stamped a pattern from Love Life and added a Kraft Border to finish it off. 

Bamboo Cardstock
Bella paper

Grace paper
Kraft Border
Cocoa ink
Love Life 
Happy Birthday
Little Reminder- Jan. SOTM
Art Philosophy

This Stamp Of The Month set:  Little Reminder, can be yours two ways:
Purchase it for $17.95 OR
Spend $50 and get it for only $5

Make sure you get this fabulous set before 1/31/12!

I just know you are going to see some amazing, and very versatile projects along this hop!!!! Now hop on over to DOREEN'S BLOG  to see what she has created for you!

Don't forget about the Rock the Block Promotion!!!

All this can be yours for only $15 when you place a $25 min. order from our current Fall Winter Idea Book! That's like getting the E-size stamp set free! The Collage Cubes is a sneak peek because it will be a new item in the Spring Idea Book going live Feb. 1st.....BUT the stamp set will not be in the Spring Idea Book and will be gone when the special ends Jan. 31st. 

Rock the Block is only available from 
Dec. 19, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012.
Click here to order yours now!

 Stay tuned January 1st as I show you the BRAND NEW Spring 2012 Consultant Kit AND Idea Book!!!!!  You won't want to miss it :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

CTMH- Spring 2012 Retiring Product List

As Close To My Heart gets ready to unveil the ALL NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book..... there is a LONG list of Close To My Heart items that will be retiring soon!

CLICK HERE to see the list! 

Make sure you head on over to my WEBSITE and pick up your favorites before they head into the CTMH Vault on 1/31/12

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CTMH--- Gift Wrapping Art Philosophy Style

A few days ago when I started wrapping presents, I got out my little tiny gift bags I had in the closet and put a couple of gifts in them.  Well I ran out of those... so I decided to make a couple myself with my Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Well that turned into making a whole bunch and tossing those store bought ones!

Art Philosophy is the most amazing Cricut Cartridge!  It has several bags and boxes to choose from and they're all great for gift wrapping! 

Here's a large pillow box I made.  It's big enough to hold a set of cards, but I put a gift card and a coupon inside.  Paper:  Believe, Stamps: Holiday Wishes, Art Philosophy Tags

Chinese Take-out box.  Perfect size for wrapping up an ornament for my work exchange.  Paper:  Roxie.  Stamps:  Art Philosophy Seasons, December 25th.

Wonderland Take-out box:  Wrap a pretty ribbon around it and voila!  This one holds Jewel Kade Jewelry.  Paper:  Wonderland.  Stamps:  December 25th.

Sonoma Bag:  Again, holding Jewel Kade Jewelry.  Paper:  Sonoma.  Tree & Tag cut with Art Philosophy too

Believe Bag:  Once again- Jewel Kade Jewelry.  Paper:  Believe.  Stamps: Believe WOTG

Believe Fry Box:  This one, cut at 8" is plenty big for a gift card.  Tag cut with Art Philosophy too.  Paper:  Believe.  Stamps:  December 25th.


All products are available to purchase on my website HERE, including the amazing Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle!  

Remember, when you spend $25, you can add this Rock the Block special on for only $15 (savings of $30).

Monday, December 19, 2011

CTMH- Rock the Block- VIDEO

Did you know that the Rock the Block promotion features a SNEAK PEAK of a product from the Spring/Summer Idea Book???? YES!  That's right, the Block set is a NEW product that is coming in the Spring/Summer Idea Book going live on 2/1/12 (retail value $14.95)

Available now, is the Rock the Block promotion where you'll get the Block set AND an E-sized stamp set (value of $44.90) for only $15!  *With a $25 purchase.

Check out this video:

Head on over to my WEBSITE to order your Rock the Block special NOW!!!! **Add $25 in product to your cart, then in the checkout screen you will see it prompting you to add the Rock the Block special :)

Be sure to check out my FACEBOOK PAGE for my exclusive special :) :) :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

CTMH--- Rock the Block

As you can see this is an incredible special! You get a die cut tray with 9 cubes and an exclusive E-size stamp set! Can you believe it! All this can be yours for only $15 when you place a $25 min. order from our current Fall Winter Idea Book! That's like getting the E-size stamp set free! The Collage Cubes is a sneak peek because it will be a new item in the Spring Idea Book going live Feb. 1st.....BUT the stamp set will not be in the Spring Idea Book and will be gone when the special ends Jan. 31st. 

Rock the Block is only available from 
Dec. 19, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012.
Click here to order yours now!
If you're anything like me... your head is already spinning with ideas for these blocks!!!!!

Check out a fun blog hop, where many consultants show you what they did to Rock the Blocks!  CLICK HERE to start!  

Then head over to my facebook page... there will be a SPECIAL with this set for my facebook fans!!!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

CTMH -- 2011 Calendar Pages via Studio J

For the last 4 years, I have created 12x12 scrapbooked calendars for my parents, my in-laws and for myself.  The first two years, I did traditional scrapbooked pages on the calendars.  Last year I started using Studio J for my calendar pages.  The Studio J calendars were a HUGE HIT!!!!!  Both mom's commented on how beautiful the pages were and how much lighter and thinner the calendar was!  Not to mention, they could be fully embellished without the bulk!

You can see last year's calendar feature HERE

So of course, here are this year's pages:

January: Magic Moments

February: Sweetheart

March:  Lucky

April:  Sophia

May: Let's Get Together

June:  It's a Guy Thing

July:  Fanfare

August: Boo!

September:  Sweetheart

October: Hooligans

November:  Roxie

December:  Believe

 Get started with Studio J today for FREE!!!!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jewel Kade Photo Charms

If you do not already have a Jewel Kade Photo Charm.... you need to be clicking on over to my website to create your own NOW!!!!!

These photo charms are one of a kind pieces that will be truly treasured.  Whether they are for a gift, or for yourself.... they are PRICELESS!

Check out some of the amazing photo charms that I have created for others, for gifts for my family and then for myself!

 A gift for her daughter, who just got engaged to this Marine, who was just deployed to Afghanistan!

A gift for Grandma!

 Showcase the Athlete in your life (can use school logos with permission).

A gift for Grandma (my kids)

And for ME :)

Photo charms start at only $62 and are fully customizable! 

Here are two of my favorite necklaces for Photo charms:

Rolo 24" or 30"

Crystal Carriage Necklace (only available through 1/31/12)

Head on over to My Website to start creating your own today!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jen's 12 Days of Christmas Sale

I am now on DAY 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas sale.... are you on my email list????

This is what is on special today:

Shoot me an email at and I'll send you the specials!

You can still take advantage of ALL the days' specials as well :) 

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

CTMH--- DIY Home Decor Projects

DIY Home decor projects are all the rage!  If you look on Pinterest, if you surf blogs, you'll find plenty of these!  CTMH has created some really cool projects that I'd like to share with you too!

Ah, home sweet home, where we get to decorate to our heart’s delight! Add these beautiful DIY d├Ęcor pieces to your home to live inspired every day. We’ve chosen a sleek color scheme of Grey Flannel, Black, and White Daisy, with a pop of Pear, and we used the graphic flowers from the My Acrylix® Dreamin’ Workshop set to add subtle texture to the White Daisy paper in the desk calendar and art canvas. Here are a few hints for you as you create these chic projects.
Desk Calendar
Desk Calendar
  • Create the triangular base of this calendar by folding a 12" × 12" piece of chipboard at the 3" and 7 1/2" marks.
  • Insert three pins from the Bling assortment (Z1466) and clip the sharp ends if they protrude too much. (Tip: You can use hot glue on the back to anchor the pins.)
  • Cut twelve 3 1/2" scalloped squares from Pear cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) and sponge the edges with Pear ink.
  • Cut twelve 3 1/2" squares from Grey Flannel cardstock and sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink.
  • Use the 3" chipboard squares from the My Creations® memory game (Z1614) for the date tiles. Stamp the background flower pattern in second generation using Grey Flannel ink and then stamp the month or numbers with black StazOn® ink. Sponge the edges with Grey Flannel ink. (Tip: Stamp two of numbers 1 and 2. Stamp one each of numbers 3 – 9 and 0.)
  • Back each month and date tile with the 24 pieces of cardstock and then punch a hole in the top for easy hanging.
Art Canvas
Art Canvas
  • Cut a piece of cardstock to the size of your canvas. (Tip: Do all your stamping and inking first before attaching the cardstock to the canvas.)
  • Select four or five alphabet stamp sets, varying the size and styles. (Tip: You can create this “subway art” look with whatever alphabet sets you have on hand.)
  • Choose a few simple icon stamps to fill in empty areas.
  • Play around with the placement and spacing of the letters and icons before stamping.
  • Stamp the words and icons with black StazOn® ink.
  • Attach the finished cardstock piece using a thin coat of Mod Podge applied to the canvas.
  • Cut out 130 2" scalloped circles from Grey Flannel cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) or by punching the circles using the 2" scallop circle punch (Z1392).

  • Staple the circles together in stacks of five.

  • Squeeze and scrunch the edges then adhere two stapled sets together on the flat sides to create a spherical shape.

  • Sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink if desired.
  • Place the finished flowers inside a glass carafe or vase.
  • Wrap Sweet Leaf ribbon from the Designer Ribbon green collection (Z1616) around the neck of the vase to accent. 
Don't some of these just look so easy and cool!  I'm definitely going to do the calendar one!  Great gift ideas I think!

You can find ALL these products on my website by CLICKING HERE!  

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CTMH-- Christmas Card Class

Here are some of the cards from my latest Christmas Card Class :)

This one features the Believe Paper pack and is a design by Vicki W

This one features the Mischeif paper pack and is a copy of my Anniversary card.  Also features the November Stamp of the month- Cherish the Day

This card I saw on Pinterest, features the Holiday Wishes stamp set.

This is another card I had on Pinterest, uses only cardstock and embellishments.

Another fabulous and simple card by Vicki W, using the Sonoma Paper pack

Happy Holidays treat box.  I love the Art Philosophy cartridge!

Another Art Philosophy card featuring Wonderland and Holiday Magic. 

Be sure to check out all the fabulous LOW PRICES on my website- under discounted items!  CLICK HERE

If you are not part of my email list, be sure to sign up today!  There are just 5 days left of deals- and I've saved some of the best for last! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jen's 12 Days of Christmas Sale


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