Thursday, August 27, 2015

August Reminders

Stamp of the Month

Only a few more days left to get this great Stamp of the Month - Framed.
It's a must have for any card maker with so many occasions that take you through the year - birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Thanks, Thinking of You,
For You, and Best Wishes.  
This stamp set is also compatible with the new CTMH cartridge - Artistry.

Just a few samples of what you might do.

Stamp of the month -- $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 order.

Don't forget, there's just a few more days ('til Aug 31)
 to get any of your favorites from the 2014 - 2015 idea book before they retire.  

  1. So order now on my website (or contact me).
  2. Join Kathy's August orders down on the right hand side of the webpage to place your order.
  3. Remember, ink pads and re-inker prices will be going up $1 beginning September 1.
  4. To save on shipping costs, select the Smart Post option.
  5. It will be too late to order any of these items at my Open House on September 1st and 2nd.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Open House and Clearance Sale

Open House

You're invited to my new Close To My Heart
Annual Inspirations 
New Idea Book Open House 
You'll be able to see all the amazing new product, win prizes, 
find out about specials and my new workshops.

When:    Tuesday, September 1st, 5 to 8 pm

                or Wednesday, September 2nd, 1 - 4 pm 

Where:   My house

Why:      To join in on the fun

  • See new products up close and personal
  • Free make and takes
  • See workshop samples on display and sign up for workshops you'd like to attend this Fall
  • Receive the new Holiday Expressions mini-idea book for free!
  • Receive the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book with any $25 order or when signing up for a club
  • Get a closer look at what you can do with the new Artistry cartridge
  • Earn tickets to win a chance to get the Hostess Rewards for Open House orders
  • Find out about September's specials (and a few of my own!)
  • Shop my clearance tables (over 100 stamp sets alone)
  • Did I mention gifts and give-aways?
                           -- Thank you gifts for everyone
                           -- Drawings for give-aways of all kinds using tickets you earn for            
                           RSVP,  bringing a friend, booking a workshop, for every $10 on    
                           product orders
 and more

RSVP to get your first ticket - email me at or 
text me 262-497-0018

2015 - 2016

Yours free when joining one of my crafting clubs or with a $25 order.  Purchase as a stand alone for $2.50.
Halloween and Christmas Idea Book Supplement - yours free when you place an order or attend my Open House!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Early Release Products

Early Release of New Products
  • All of these products are from the new Close To My Heart Idea Book to be released on September 1st.  But guess what?  You can get any, or all, of these great items before the catalog release.  
  • Two of the items come with free product as well 
  • the Marker Roll-up Organizer comes with a free stamp set
  • the Accessory Roll-up comes with free Base and Bling stickers

See the links below to get details or to order each of these items

  • Marker Roll-up ($17.95) - comes with a FREE stamp set - Balloon Wishes worth $17.95
  • Balloon Wishes (new stamp - only available as Free item with Marker Roll up through August 31)
  • Studio J  - Zoe digital scrapbooking kit (You will need to set up an account - but no charge to play around with it and try digital scrapbooking until you are ready to purchase).
  • Accessory Roll-up  ($18.95) comes with 2 FREE Base and Bling style sheets (1x1 stickers - great for card making and scrapbooking in addition to making the base and bling jewelry)

Thursday, August 6, 2015



Ink pad prices will be increasing by $1(currently $5.95) on September 1, so if there are any colors you would like to get before the increase, be sure to order by August 31. 

Just so you know, retiring colors are listed below in case any of these are colors you want before they are gone.  Re-inker prices will also be increasing by $1. (currently $4.95) 
Outdoor Denim 
Smokey Plum 
Autumn Terracotta 
Barn Red
Indian Corn Blue 
Ponderosa Pine 

You can shop now here:

Don't forget, if you order on-line, join my on-line order in the lower right hand side of my website landing page and be sure to select smart post to save on shipping costs.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Newsletter

Close To My Heart news, specials, workshops
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Workshops and Events

You'll notice fewer workshops this month because I'm working on "top secret projects" for the new Annual Inspirations Idea book release September 1st
6 page Scrap Workshop - Thursday - August 13 - 5:30

2 page Scrap Workshop - Thursday - August 13 - 6:30

Open Crop - Friday - August 14 - Doors open 6:30

see my google calendar for details
Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions released - September 1
New Product Open House - Tuesday, September 1, 5:00 - 9:00

New Product Open House - Wed., September 2, 1:00 - 5:00

Scrapbooking Workshop

Whether you normally attend the 2 page or the 6 page workshops, they will both take place on the same night this month.  You choose how many layouts you would like to make.  If you plan on doing at least 6 or more pages, you should pre-order your favorite Paper Fundamentals kit.  Your supplementary kit for 6 pages will be free this month. If you do more than 6 pages, you may purchase the additional card stock you need.

If you only plan on only doing a two page layout, bring your pictures and choose your paper from my stash as we normally do.  Your workshop fee will be $8 for the 2 page workshop as usual.

See other page layouts on my blog:


Stamp of the Month

August Stamp of the Month -- FRAMED -- I like that I can use it for Christmas cards as well as many other events throughout the year. Even better yet, the shapes co-ordinate with the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge available only through CTMH. Check out the CTMH August Stamp of the Month bloghop to see ideas from 50 consultants. Start with my blog and hop on through.   (I used this stamp set on the cards at the top of this newsletter.)

Remember the stamp of the month is only available until August 31st and is only $5 with a $50 order. (Alone $17.95)


New Marker Organizer

Available now with a FREEBIE

Just ordered mine today for $17.95.  Looking forward to using this convenient way to store my ShinHan alcohol markers.  Might just have to get another for some of my other markers!   Love the stamp set that comes with it too (worth $17.95) from the new Annual Inspirations.  You can place your order here:


New Cricut Cartridge - Artistry

Available now -- both as a cartridge ($99.00) or as a digital download ($79).
Includes cartridge, THREE exclusive D-size stamp sets, and an Enchantment cardstock combo pack.  Images include banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and icons. Each key features its own unique theme, so you’ll find a wide variety of choices within this extensive 700-image package, from maritime adventures and camping trips to newborn celebrations and holiday parties—and then some! In addition, the cartridge’s unique font will add visual spice to any project you create!  
For more information see this flyer:

o order:

Accessory Roll-up Organizer

Available now with FREEBIE!
Just ordered this one today too for $18.95.  Another great deal offered before the new Idea Book release on September 1.  The free products offered with this are from Base and Bling Collection.  They are sticker sheets to use with the CTMH jewelry collection, however, these  1x1 stickers are great for cards or other crafting as well.
You can place your order here:

Be a consultant ...

The New Consultant Kit has what you need to hit the ground running, including a huge supply of Close To My Heart products. (Multiples of some products so you will have plenty to conduct a home gathering or workshop right away!)  You will be equipped with all the tools to hold your first Gatherings and clubs, and start your business off on the right foot—all for only $129! Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. Plus, you can earn additional rewards through the Straight To The Top program. Ask me how!
New Consultant Kit Over $445 retail value!
Former Consultants who enroll during the month of August have the opportunity to pick from either a “essentials” version of the New Consultant Kit for $49 USD or a regular New Consultant Kit for $129 USD. The “essentials” kit features business building items such as order forms, idea books, and paper swatches to help you get your new business off to a great start. Plus you will receive a Zoe Workshop on the Go®!

Visit my website to join as one of team members.  Get my kit layout designs for free as one of my downline members.

Zoe Paper Packet

This great new paper pack is available now along with complements, matching shimmer trim, and new embellishments before the new catalog release. You can get yours now!

I will be offering a workshop kit for this paper pack in September.  Here's a sneak peek at one of the layouts currently in progress (not even glued together yet).

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Scrapbooking Workshops

Scrapbook Workshop

featuring Paper Fundamentals

Thursday, August 13
6 page -  3 layouts - 5:30 pm
2 page - 1 layout - 6:30

Whether you normally attend the 2 page or the 6 page workshops, they will both take place on the same night this month.  You choose how many layouts you would like to make.  If you plan on doing at least 6 or more pages, you should pre-order your favorite Paper Fundamentals kit.  Your supplementary kit for 6 pages will be free this month. If you do more than 6 pages, you may purchase the additional card stock you need.  

If you only plan on doing a two page layout, bring your pictures and choose your paper from my stash as we normally do.  Your workshop fee will be $8 for the 2 page workshop as usual.

Here are the designs I will have the cutting directions for.  You will choose your own paper from your Paper Fundamentals pack and add background stamping or die cuts you'd like.

Hope to see you at the workshop on August 13 or my Open Crop on August 14th.  Please reserve your spot by Monday, August 10.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August

Close To My Heart

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

If you are coming from Lisa Plummer's blog you're on the right path.

For August, the stamp of the month is a great greeting set, Framed, with 12 stamps 
that will be useful for many events throughout the year.  Notice the red lines around the frames.  You know what that means? ---- the shapes are compatible with our newest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Artistry

The cards I'm featuring this month use background pieces that we created in a technique workshop I hosted in July.  The backgrounds of the first two sets of cards were made by using a brayer to ink the inside of a CTMH embossing folder.  Notice that the first card has an embossed design and the second has the debossed design. 

The second card with the debossing had some of the Glacier ink in between the depressions.  I swiped the card stock with the Sweet Leaf ink pad just because I like those two colors together.  The materials used on these cards were the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Cricut cuts from the Art Philosophy Collection, and Silver sequins colored with the Black ShinHan marker.

Materials used on these cards - Heart Embossing Folder, Black shimmer trim, Tender Pink ShinHan marker, and Clear Sparkles.


With this third set, wax paper was used with CTMH embossing folders to create a resist technique. The first embossing folder used the Quatrefoil and the second used the Dot embossing folder. 

To accomplish this techhnique:
Materials needed

  • Wax paper
  • 2 pieces of regular white card stock
  • Hot iron
  • Copy paper for pressing with the iron
  • Paper toweling
  • Ink pads
  • Cuddlebug or other embossing machine and embossing folder
  1. Put wax paper in embossing folder and run through an embossing machine
  2.  Sandwich the embossed wax paper between two pieces of regular card stock
  3. Place your "sandwich" between clean copy paper
  4.  Press with hot, dry (no steam) iron
  5. Use the card stock that faced the wax paper and apply ink direct to paper (swiping ink pad across paper)  Discard wax paper
  6. Wipe excess ink off with paper toweling and continue making card

Remember, this great stamp set is only available during the month of August.  
The thing I love about it is it can be used year round with for so many different occasions. 
 I'm looking forward to using on some of my Christmas cards this year.
Contact your Close To My Heart consultant to get this great stamp set or you can order it here.

Be sure to visit the other 50 consultants' blogs to see what great ideas they've come up with.  Hop from here to Beth Naumann's blog next.