Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friends Layout

All products are Close To My Heart
Paper- Colonial White, Champagne, Dakota, Florentine, Clementine
Cricut Art Philosphy  and Artiste Cartridges
Stamps- B1400 Beautiful Friendship, D1468 On This Day (retired), B1408 Buttons Bits and Bobs,
 C1513 Clementine Scrapbooking Workshop
Ink, Saddle, Champagne, Twilight, Sorbet

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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

I love the new CTMH special. It includes two sneak peeks into the upcoming SPRING/SUMMER 2013 Idea book. Place a qualifying order and the Whooo's Your Valentine special on my OBA and be entered to win $29.95 Workshop on the Go or Select Product Credit of your choice from the new SPRING/SUMMER 2013 Idea book. This special is available through January 31st or while supplies last. The free product is a special I am personally offering not a corporate sponsored giveaway. To qualify you most go HERE and JOIN the Whoo's Your Valentine gathering in the bottom right hand corner before placing your order. Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Happy Shopping :0)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let us show you how!Check out this artwork from coroporate.
This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!
Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones. The chalk marker and 12" × 12" chalkboard sheet are a perfect pair for creating a unique project. Journal and embellish your memories with the quaint look of a chalkboard—minus the dust—and a lot of freehand fun, perfect to display in your albums or on your walls!

If you haven’t had a chance to scrapbook your Halloween photos yet, here’s a great idea for a spooky page. The Haunted assortment with its cute skull brads, spider badge buttons, and more, is the perfect go-to for scary Halloween memories. It also coordinates nicely with the Moonlight paper packet and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.

Tell your story with papers and accents that complement your unique tale. The Memo assortment’s little note tags are great for embellishing and journaling all in one, and the tiny epoxy numbers mimic old typewriter keys. Pair the Memo assortment with our Scholastic paper packet and My Stickease® assortment for your school-themed memories and more!

This elegant layout is tied together by antique elements from the Baroque assortment, Avonlea Complements canvas shapes, and the beautiful Avonlea papers. Add a timeless quality to your memories with graceful keys, broaches, and buttons from the Baroque assortment. Whatever your project, embellishing will bring your artwork to life. Tell your customers about these exciting embellishments so they can start shopping today to add that extra something to their everyday projects. Visit to order any of these great products.  While you are there check out the While Supplies Last category to see what new clearance deas we may have!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Close To My Heart just put out the retiring list for 2012.  All of these items are now available while supplies last.

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List
Item #
Item Description
Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment 127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements Numbers 131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet 130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet 130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates 126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment 128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment 128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128

Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons 130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122

Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet 38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet

Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
Item #
Item Description
Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Here are a couple of Club Layout from this summer.

Two totally different cards with one stamp set and the Cricut Artiste

The first card was inspired by a card I saw at Extravaganza I believe her name is Kathy Skipper and the second card is a design by another talented consultant Tresa Black
A cute gift box cut from Avonlea paper and the NEW Slate cardstock with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I was given this in one of the Extravaganza classes taught by Kelly English Triggs.

Convention Artwork Cards

This is the beautiful handmade card I received from Corporate for the Rising Star Award. It has strips of Flirty, Clementine, and Dakota sewn together.  The butterfly is from the new Cricut Artiste cartridge.

 This is the beautiful handmade card i received from my fabulous upline Deb Butler.  Made with a retired CTMH paper pack.  She scored the black cardstock and embellished the corners with Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Clearance Items CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP

Hello all 12x12 albums $2.00, Stickease $1, discounted paper, inks, and embellishments.  Everything is while supplies last.  Check it out HERE

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cricut Artiste pre order special, and Sauder's Weekend Crop Registration

Hello All,  I have the Sauder registration attached.  If you preregister by my Open House Aug3-5 You will receive a ticket to be entered into my over $250 in new product giveaway!

  Also, if you are as excited to get your hands on the new Artiste Cricut Bundle as much as I am, pre order by July 30th and I will pay your shipping and tax for your Artiste!!!!

Registration  and payment due Sept.1!

Registration information:

Name:         _______________________________

Address:       _______________________________


Telephone:     _______________________________

Email:          _______________________________

Consultant:    _______________________________

Please let me sit with: (indicate beside or across)




Mail toCarrie Evans 1220 Posey Lake Hudson  MI  49247

 Or Email:

Close To My Heart

Weekend Crop

At Sauder’s Founder’s Hall

Friday, Sept.14:  11 am – 2 am

Saturday, Sept.15: 8 am – 2 am

& Sunday, Sept.16: 9 am – 5 pm

Are you ready to have an entertaining, relaxing, and exciting weekend of scrapbooking with Close To My Heart?  Then bring your pictures and scrapbooking supplies and leave your worries behind!

You’ll receive the current Close To My Heart Idea Book.  You’ll also receive a full paper pack with your registration!

Free mini-classes, a whole table, and a chance for great door prizes and one meal Friday and Sunday but Lunch and dinner on Sat. is included with your registration!

We’ll have a massage therapist on site to work out those kinks during many of the crop hours ($1 per minute).

Exclusive tee shirts for cropping available for $10.00

Crop Option 1        Friday, Saturday, and Sunday        $100

   (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and 

   Dinner, and Sunday lunch)

Crop Option 2:      Friday and Saturday                        $85

                                 (includes Friday dinner and Saturday meals)

Crop Option 3:      Saturday and Sunday                       $75

                                 (includes Saturday meals and Sunday lunch)

Crop Option 4:      Friday                                             $45

                                 (includes Friday dinner)

Crop Option 5:      Sunday                                            $35

                                 (includes Sunday lunch)

If you would also like to book a room at the Heritage Inn, call (800) 590-9755.  Tell them you are with , Close To My Heart, Booking ID 3141  We have rooms blocked off, but they will only hold the rooms until Sept. first.  Don’t wait…make your reservation today! Another great option is the campground. Breakfast is included with your room.  Don’t forget your swimsuit.  The pool and hot tub are open until 11 pm. Camping is also avail-able at a very reasonable rate. 

NEW!  Sat. night’s meal is Now included with your cost of


Let us show you how to preserve your memories faster, simpler, and easier using our high quality, yet affordable, products.

Registration form for

Close To My Heart Crop

at Sauder’s Founder’s Hall

Sept. 14, 15, and 16, 2012

Crop Option 1:   Friday, Saturday, and Sunday         $100

   (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and 

   Dinner, and Sunday lunch)

Crop Option 2:   Friday and Saturday                           $85

                                 (includes Friday dinner and Saturday meals)

Crop Option 3:   Saturday and Sunday                         $75

                                 (includes Saturday meals and Sunday lunch)

Crop Option 4:   Friday                                                    $45

                                 (includes Friday dinner)

Crop Option 5:   Sunday                                                  $35

                                 (includes Sunday lunch)

Crop Option 6:   Add a crop tee shirt!                        $10

                                 Sm___ Med___ Lg.___ X-lg.___

Mark the box for the crop of your choice below, fill out the back of this form, cut off the registration form, and mail your completed form and payment to:

Carrie Evans 1220 Posey Lake Hudson, MI  49247


Questions call me 517-270-5966

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Products Retiring July 31, 2012

These items will all retire on July 31, 2012. Do note, that the inventory levels on these items may not hold out once more people are aware of their retirement so if there is something you would really like, I would order it as soon as possible.
All of our How-To-Books have been retired and are sold out as well as the Shoulder Tote.

Stamp Sets:
A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

Paper Packs/My Stickease/Compliments
X7154B Cruisin' Paper Pack
X7154C Crusin' Compliments Foil Images
X7141B Elemental Paper Pack
X7141C Elemental Dimensional Elements
X7151B Footloose Paper Pack
X7151C Footloose Compliments Dimensional Elements
X7149B Lucy Paper Pack
X7149C Lucy Compliments Glittery Rub-Ons
X7140B Roxie Paper Pack
X7140C Roxie My Stickease Assortment
X7143B Sonoma Paper Pack
X7143C Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
X7152B Superhere Paper Pack
X7152C Superhero Complements Rub-ons
X7139B Typeset Paper Pack
X7139C Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes

Workshops On The Go Kits

Cardstock/Inks/Reinkers (check your Idea Book for the item numbers)
Note: ALL colors of the Exclusive Markers are being retired.
Amethyst Baby Pink Brown Bag Dutch Blue Garden Green Garnet Grey Flannel Grey Wool Heavenly Blue Holiday Red Key Lime Liliac Mist Moonstruck Pansy Purple Parchment Petal Spring Iris Sunflower Sunkiss Yellow Sunny Yellow Taffy Tulip Vanilla Cream Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock
X5901 Colonial White 6 pack
X5900 White Daisy 6 pack

Clear Cards 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Clear Cards 4 1/2"

Z1406 Quick Pic Album - Dark Chocolate
Z1405 Quick Pic Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1404 Quick Pic Album - Outdoor Denim
Z4110 Snapease Album System 12 x 12

Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Assortment
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Assortment
Z1690 Bitty Buds Assortment
Z1690 Bottle Caps
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1261 Color Ready Irresistibles - Lots of Dots
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1337 Dimensional Elements-Ornaments
Z1635 Heirloom Assortment
Z1402 Hinges
Z1488 Honey Mini Medleys
Z1338 Sunset Mini Medleys
Z1698 Pacifica Mini Medleys
Z1320 Tulip Mini Medleys
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1384 Ribbon Designer Pink Collection
Z1383 Ribbon Sweet Leaf Grosgrain

My Creations Products
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1152 My Creations Cube
Z1334 My Creations Mix and Mingle Album

1764 Craft Tray
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Dispenser Refill
Z1163 Double Scrubber
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z339 Euro Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
4275 My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set

Many thanks to Debra Van Patten and Linda Taylor for compiling these retiring lists.

  If you want anything on the list you can order it here or send me an email

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Retiring Colors available till July31st

Here is a list of retiring paper and ink colors.  If you have projects to finish or some of these are your favorites now is the time to stock up! You can email me or visit my website to place your order.

Grey Wool
Grey Flannel
Vanilla Cream
Brown Bag
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cricut Artiste Collection From CTMH

 Thank you to Beverley Tiemann  another CTMH consultant who made this video on the new exclusive Artiste Cartridge.  Enjoy and be sure to contact me if you are interested in ordering this fabulous cartridge! It will be available on Aug. 1

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I have taken advantage of the buy 2 stamp sets get one free this month.  You have until Saturday to grab this deal.   To see where the original inspiration comes from check out my pinterest boards Here are some samples of the artwork with these stamp sets
c1501 New Arrival, Dotty For You paper pack, Colonial White Die Cut card, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge,  original design by Christine Adams
 S1206 Life is Tweet (only available in June) Footloose and Lucy paper packs

 Lucy WOTG stamp set, D1476 Card Chatter Sympathy, D1477 Universal backgrounds, original design by Karen Pederson
 Footloose paper
 another design by Christine Adams C1495 Just Chillin
 This is from a class I took at the Operation Smile Crop from Sharon Arps D1506 Family Love, Pemberly paperpack.