Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bring Back My Pack — Urban Additional Information

The Urban paper pack which was originally available in Annual Inspirations 2015-2016 has been rebooted.

Bring Back My Pack—Urban
When I told you about Bring Back My Pack — Urban earlier this week, I forgot to mention a couple of details.

The original Urban release featured the following colors: Champagne, Colonial White, Peacock, Saddle, Saffron, Sapphire, Slate, Whisper; the refreshed colors are French Vanilla, Peacock, Pewter, Saffron, Sapphire and Toffee.

This time around there is a sticker sheet and a new stamp set.

Bring Back My Pack — Urban Sticker Sheet
available in Urban Paper Pack+Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
Urban Flair Stamp Set
(CC12194)

The sticker sheet is also available in the Urban Workshop Kit (CC12195)–this is the kit with the stamp set–or in the Urban Workshop Kit without Stamp Set (CC12196).

While the reboot of Urban is available though January 2020 (while supplies last), the following promotions are only available during the month of December:  

Bring Back My Pack — Urban
December 2019 - Hostess Rewards
Bring Back My Pack — Urban
December 2019 - New Consultants

This flyer summaries the Urban Workshop special:

Bring Back My Pack — Urban Flyer - front
Bring Back My Pack — Urban Flyer - back

You can download a PDF copy of the Bring Back My Pack — Urban flyer here.

Please use the contact form to the right if you have any product questions or would like to host an in-home or online gathering.

Monday, December 2, 2019

CTMH Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now

The 24-hour Close To My Heart Cyber Monday Sale starts now!

Cyber Monday Sale
The Cyber Monday Sale features selected current and retired products and there will be the opportunity to save up to 50% on some items. This is a 24-hour sale; it starts now and will end at 4:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 3. Details that applied to previous flash sales also apply today:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website.
  • The sale features a selection of retired and current products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection.

While you are visiting my Consultant Website for the Cyber Monday Sale, be sure to visit the other specials. Bring Back My Pack — Urban and Best Friends Furever. The SOTM Reindeer Crossing is available for $5 when you spend $50.

I hope you are enjoying this likely snowy-where-you-are day. Unfortunately as I write this (on my tablet) we are without power. Hopefully the power comes back before (or my battery lasts until) the Cyber Monday Sale begins. Thank you!

CTMH Bring Back My Pack — Urban

The fun, outdoorsy and industrial Urban paper is getting a reboot with refreshed colors and a sticker sheet. There is also a brand-new Urban stamp set.

Bring Back My Pack — Urban
There are several options for purchasing Bring Back My Pack — Urban:

Urban Paper Packet
+ Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
Urban Paper Packet
(CC12192)
paper in Urban Paper Packet and Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
paper in Urban Paper Packet and Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
paper in Urban Paper Packet and Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
sticker sheet only included in
Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Urban Coordinating Cardstock
(CC12193)
Urban Flair
(CC12194)
Urban Workshop Kit
with Stamp Set (CC12195)
Urban Workshop Kit
without Stamp Set
(CC12196)

If you select the Urban Workshop Kit with stamp set or without stamp set and add the stamp set separately then follow the Workshop Guide, you will create the following pages and cards:

Project 1
Project 2
Project 3
Project 4
Project 5
Project 6
Project 7
Project 8
Project 9
this space intentionally left blank

This flyer summaries the Urban Workshop special:

Bring Back My Pack — Urban Flyer - front
Bring Back My Pack — Urban Flyer - back

You can download a PDF copy of the Bring Back My Pack — Urban flyer here.

If you do not already have them in your crafty stash, there are a few additional items needed to complete the projects as shown; all of the additional supplies needed are listed near the bottom of either of the workshop product pages and on the Workshop Guide.
Bring Back My Pack — Urban is available until January 31, 2020 while supplies last.

If you have any questions about this special or any CTMH product, please reach me via the contact form to the right. Thank you for visiting today.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

CTMH Reindeer Crossing SOTM Blog Hop - December 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Reindeer Crossing. This month there are more than 15 Consultants sharing projects created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Reindeer Crossing. Our blog hop is a circle; visiting the next blog (typically via a link near the bottom of their post) will take you back to where you started.

Reindeer Crossing Blog Hop Badge
You should have arrived here from ***Ronda's Paper Creations by Ronda La Duke***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.


I am so in love with this stamp set. I prefer traditional images for Christmas and this stamp set fits the bill. I have so many ideas for this stamp set. Here is one of my ideas:

card created for the Reindeer Crossing (December 2019) SOTM Blog Hop
I stamped the sleigh with Intense Black on the lighter side of Sangria cardstock. I wanted the features to stand out and the card to have some shimmer, but I did not want it to cross over to outlandish, so I used the Embossing Ink Pens and different embossing powders to highlight features on the sleigh. I used the Broad tip Embossing Ink Pen to color in the seat of the sleigh and Clear Embossing Powder to make the seat look like velvet or leather.

The deer were stamped with Espresso Ink on the lighter side of Espresso cardstock. The pine boughs were stamped with Intense Black on Watercolor Paper then watercolored. Everything was fussy cut using a craft knife and glass cutting mat.

After cutting the Watercolor Paper for the background with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts, I used the Watercolor Paints to color. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment with Intense Black then I used the Clear Shimmer Brush to give the entire background some shimmer.

I used a mix of Tape Runner and Thin 3D Foam Tape to attach the fussy cut elements to create dimension.

card created for the Reindeer Crossing (December 2019) SOTM Blog Hop
I stamped the ping bough with second generation Evergreen ink and the sentiment with Sangria.

Before you head to ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.
It is nice to read what people think of the papercrafts I share. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card. I hope you are finding many ideas for create with Reindeer Crossing — the December Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***.

December 2019 CTMH News

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends. Hopefully you were not impacted by the bad weather some areas of the country were (and are) experiencing.

December 2019 brings us a beautiful Stamp Of The Month: Reindeer Crossing.

Reindeer Crossing (S1912) - CTMH SOTM December 2019
Reindeer Crossing (S1912) is an exclusive D-size set of 10 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of December 2019. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $18.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009) and 5" × 6" (Y1015).

CTMH Corporate Artists created this wonderful two-page layout using the Reindeer Crossing stamp set.

layout created with Reindeer Crossing
If you would like a list of the products used to create the above layout, you will find the information in the Recipes, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the November/December 2019 Idea Book. I am participating in a Reindeer Crossing blog hop this month; you will find my post here tomorrow. Please visit my October SOTM (S1910) Autumn Air Pinterest Board for other examples of how the Reindeer Crossing stamp set was used.

Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday Sale
Starting Monday, December 2 at 5pm EST, the CTMH 24-hour Cyber Monday sale will begin. The Cyber Monday Sale has the same details as the recent Black Friday Sale:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website.
  • The sale features a selection of retired and current products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Album Retreat Stamp Set

Can't Get Enough (E1053)
By popular demand, the Can’t Get Enough—E1053 stamp set which was originally only available to the attendees of the latest CTMH Album Retreat, is now available on my Consultant Website. It is available immediately and will be available for the foreseeable future. The Corporate Office will let us know when this stamp set will be retired.

Bring Back My Pack—Urban

I do not have any photos of the re-release yet, they should be available later today; here is a photo of the Urban Paper Packet from Annual Inspirations 2015-2016:
Urban Paper Packet when available in Annual Inspirations 2015-2016
The Urban Paper Pack is getting a special reboot. The colors will be refreshed and a new sticker sheet created. The Urban paper packet is sure to be a go-to for all kinds of scrapbooking and cards for every occasion. This blast from the past paper packet is available during December and January, but only while supplies last!

There is also a special incentive for any new Consultants who sign up December, and Hostesses whose Gatherings reach the third level of Hostess Rewards! Anyone who qualifies for this offer will receive the Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, free of charge! The special Hostess and New Consultant offers are available from December 1 to December 31.

Best Friends Furever Cut Above® Kit

Best Friends Furever Cut Above® Kit
Best Friends Furever continues to be available in December while supplies last. Many details can be found on pages 42 and 43 of the November/December 2019 Supplemental Book. This flyer summaries the Best Friends Furever Workshop special:

Best Friends Furever Workshop Flyer - front
Best Friends Furever Workshop Flyer - back

You can download a PDF copy of the Best Friends Furever Workshop flyer here.

November/December 2019 Idea Book

Cover of November/December 2019 Catalog
The November/December 2019 Book is only valid until December 31, 2019. Items in this book are available while supplies last. The book can be viewed on or downloaded from my Consultant Website. If any items become unavailable before December 31, I will share that on the CTMH Idea Books area of my blog.

Have a safe, stress-free and fun December. Be sure to check out the Cyber Monday Sale tomorrow and come back later today for the Reindeer Crossing blog hop. Thank you for visiting today.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Sale Starts Now & Holiday Cheer Ornament

The 24-hour Close To My Heart Black Friday Sale starts now!

Black Friday Sale
The Black Friday sale features selected current and retired products and there will be the opportunity to save up to 50% on some items. This is a 24-hour sale; it starts now and will end at 4:59pm EST on Saturday, November 30. Details that applied to previous flash sales also apply today:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website.
  • The sale features a selection of retired and current products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection.

While you are visiting my Consultant Website for the Black Friday Sale, please check out the specials ending tomorrow night – Holiday Cheer and Days of December. Here is an ornament that I created with the Holiday Cheer Tag & Ornament Kit:

Snow Globe style ornament created with Holiday Cheer
This could also be created with the Holiday Cheer Ornament Kit (CC101916) when you also purchase the Traditional Holiday Stamp Set (CC101912) and have some Gold Glitter Paper in your stash.

Other items I used to create this ornament: Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189), Ice Grey TriBlend™ Marker (Z2474), Earth Brown TriBlend™ Marker (Z2478), Gold Brown TriBlend™ Marker (Z2479), Citrus TriBlend™ Marker (Z2482), Light Green TriBlend™ Marker (Z2485), Dull Green TriBlend™ Marker (Z2486), Embossing Ink Pens (Z3548), Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066), Heat Tool (Z4252), Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts (Z4309) and Liquid Glass (Z679). I used the Embossing Ink Pens and Clear Embossing Powder on the house windows, but unfortunately that does not show up well in the photo.

I started by stamping the images on the White Daisy ornament die cut. Then I colored the snow globe base with Earth Brown and the scene with the other markers. I then used the Embossing Ink Pens on the hanger with Princess Gold. I also inked the windows and used Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the Gold Glitter Paper using the Shaker Window Confetti Thin Cuts and applied to the shaker front with Liquid Glass.

I hope you are enjoying this post-Thanksgiving Day. Thank you!

Album Retreat Stamp Set, Black Friday & Specials Ending Saturday

I write today's post hoping that you are not feeling too overstuffed after yesterday's wonderful Thanksgiving menu. I hope that you also had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

As the end of November approaches, there are specials to remind you of and new product news. And I cannot forget the Black Friday Sale.



Close To My Heart recently hosted an inaugural Album Retreat at the Corporate Offices. A special stamp set was created especially for the attendees. By popular demand, the Album Retreat stamp set (E1053—Can’t Get Enough) is now available on my Consultant Website.

Can't Get Enough (E1053)
This stamp set can be ordered immediately and will be available for the foreseeable future. The Corporate Office will let us know when this stamp set will be retired.



As I mentioned on Monday, Close To My Heart will be having a Black Friday Sale.

Black Friday Sale
The Black Friday sale will feature current and retired products and there will be the opportunity to save up to 50% on selected items. This is a 24-hour sale; it will begin at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 29 and will end at 4:59pm EST on Saturday, November 30. Please keep in mind that considerations which applied to previous flash sales that also apply today:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website.
  • The sale features a selection of retired and current products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection. I do not have any information about what items will be available during the Black Friday sale – it is a secret that is kept from Consultants too.



There are two CTMH specials that are ending on November 30: Days of December and Holiday Cheer. Both are available while supplies last.



I first told you about Days of December in mid-October.

Days of December
My mid-October post shows all of the pages in the Days of December album and this flyer summaries the Days of December special:

Days of December Flyer - front
Days of December Flyer - back

You can download a PDF copy of the flyer here.



My first post about Holiday Cheer was in early October.

Holiday Cheer
Holiday Cheer is a Tag Kit (CC101913), Ornament Kit (CC101916) or a Tag & Ornament Kit (CC101915). Additional Tag or Ornament Die-cuts can be purchased and, if you do not select the Tag & Ornament Kit, the stamp sets are available individually. This flyer has all of the Holiday Cheer details:

Holiday Cheer Flyer - front
Holiday Cheer Flyer - back

You can download a PDF copy of the Holiday Cheer flyer here.



Be sure to visit my Consultant Website at 5pm EDT today to learn what products are discounted for the 24-hour Black Friday Sale.