Friday, December 30, 2011

Rock the block!

Rock the Block! With a $25 purchase from the fall/winter CTMH idea book, you can get 2 new products from the winter idea book (starts in Feb). Rock the block E size stamp set and the new creations cube for $15! Goes through 1/31/2012! Place your order today!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Come to a make and take!


Make It, Take It, Give It!

Learn something new and make unique gifts!

Dec. 1, 7 to 10 p.m.

The Centennial Barn l 110 Compton Road l Cincinnati


or call 513-807-3692

$2 admission includes 5 tickets for raffle items.

Children 10 and older welcome with an accompanying adult


Learn how to make:

* Beaded Holiday Earrings * Scrapbook Paper Bows

* Vintage Paper Cone Wreath * Duct Tape Bobby Pin Bows

* Quilted Tree Ornament * Soup in a Jar

* Organza Flower Pin or Barrette * Flowing Fiber Scarf

Go to to see this year’s projects.




Sunday, October 30, 2011

Working on lots of projects!

Getting ready to make lots of projects for Christmas! I’ve made some projects I’ve seen on Pintrest.  A set of coasters and a picture board for my daughters disney pics.  Also made her bday party invites and some family bday party invites. 

coasters first try

Here is the set of coasters.  Made with modge podge, ceramic tiles from Lowes and pictures from our DisneyLand trip.


kayley disney board

Here is the picture board for my daughter.  I cut the pictures, adhered them to a foam board bought at Staples and then modge podged over the pictures.  I put CTMH ribbon around the edges. 


This is a wooden letter from Michaels covered in paper.  Tigger is from the Pooh and Friends CriCut Cartridge.


We made these with CTMH CriCut cartridge and we put them together to make the front of the invite for a build a bear party. 


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This is the party invite for my kids joint bday party.  I made the blocks in powerpoint and printed on cardstock.  Mounted on CTMH cardstock and B&T paper from our Halloween paper pack.  Used the sticky side of our color ready borders with prisma glitter and CTMH ribbon. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

added some new items to the blog!

I’ve added a link to my Pinterest if you’d like to follow me, a link to my facebook page and twitter account and a link to youtube videos posted by CTMH corp!

Here are a couple of projects I worked on this weekend.  Big Shout Out to Mandy Leahy for the awesome bag idea.  These bags were made with the CTMH new cricut cartridge!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

September workshops!

Join me for 2 workshops this September! 

Back to School Layout.  Using our new Typeset Paper pack, die cuts from our new Art Philosophy CriCut Cartridge and our new color ready alphabet cork!

all pieces will be precut for you.  Just bring some adhesive and come make your pages! 

Date: Thursday September 1st. 7 PM

Cost: $10 for a 2 page layout

Place: TBD

RSVP and prepay date: This Friday August 19th.  Cash or Check. 

Here is the layout!

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Mini Album Workshop!

This workshop will make 2 mini albums.  One from our 6X6 craft cards, and one from the envelopes of the cards. 

We will be using our Dreamin’ and Roxie paper packs, our color ready cork alphabets, die cuts from our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and other accessories!  These albums are great gifts and I will have my stamp sets available to custom make the albums how you would like.  All pieces are pre cut.  Bring your adhesive and come and put your albums together!

Date: Monday Sept 26th 7 PM

Cost: $20

Place: TBD

RSVP and pre pay date:Tuesday Sept 6th. Cash or check

Here are pictures of the albums. 

Come and have an evening out and get some crafting done!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend projects!

I was busy this weekend and got lots done!  I used my cricut cartridge on everything and I just love it! 

Enjoy the pics!


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Want to scrapbook every month?

Scrapbook Club

You do so much for everyone else in your life – it’s time to fill YOUR cup! Reward yourself with a fun night out once a month -- when you and your friends join a “Close to My Heart” scrapbook club!

Club Member Benefits

· Enjoy a guaranteed GIRLS NIGHT OUT every month to visit with your friends!

· Free class -- Learn new techniques every month for free!

· Create 2 scrapbook layouts every month!

· See new samples and ideas every month. Bring your camera – you are welcome to take pictures.

· FREE idea book before other customers

· Each club member will have an opportunity to hostess and receive all the hostess gifts! Hostesses are welcome to gather outside orders to boost their amount of free gifts!

· When it’s your turn to hostess – go on a shopping spree in the catalog and pick out at least $25. in free products!

· Opportunities to receive free drawing gifts, incentives, special discounts and the Stamp of the Month.

· You are welcome to bring guests to club night. You receive a free stamp pad when your guest joins the club!

Club Guidelines

· Club members commit to making a min. $25. club purchase each month. Options include: a basic KIT OF THE MONTH ($29.95), or the level 2 paper pack for the workshop ($9.95) + other items to equal $25. I will have a shopping list each month for next months’ project for your convenience. If we get more members, the minimum amount will go down per person.

· Ideally, each club will include 10 club members. You are making this monthly commitment to the other club members for 10 months. This ensures that each club member will have a turn to hostess and receive free hostess gifts. Any club member unable to fulfill the 10 month commitment will be responsible for finding another club member to fill their space. (if we get to 10 club members the minimum will be $15 per person)

· If you’re having lots of fun like many of my original club members, you are welcome to participate in the club indefinitely. I’ll keep rotating you through the roster calendar, so you’ll keep receiving free hostess gifts!

· I love to share the joy of scrapbooking, so I encourage club members to bring guests to club parties. They often become new club members and also raise the party sales so the hostess receives more free gifts! Guests can do one of the layouts for $10. If they place an order of at least $15 the night of the club gathering, they will get their layout for free! Guests must RSVP the month before so supplies are ordered.

· In the spirit of our GIRLS NIGHT OUT atmosphere and in consideration of all the members who look forward to one quiet, kid-free zone a month to visit with their friends – please no children.

· Don’t worry, it’s OK to miss a club party date – we all have family and work obligations that sometimes fall on the same date. If you are unable to come to a club party, please contact me BEFORE the party to place your order or send your order and payment with another club member to the party. All club orders must be submitted by the night of the party. The hostess will be selecting her gifts based on the total sales that evening. To ensure the prompt delivery of orders, I will submit the order at the end of the party.

· If your order has not been received by the end of the club party, I will order the Kit of the Month at $29.95.

· If you fail to place a club order a second time, you will lose your turn as a hostess and may be asked to forfeit your club membership.

· $25. fee for returned checks. Payment for returned checks must be paid in full plus $25. fee by next club party or you may be asked to forfeit your club membership.

Hostess gifts are based on party sales – (see catalog for the current hostess rewards info):

$150-249 total party sales ® receive $25. in free product

$250-349 total party sales ® receive $40. in free product + one 50% off item

$350-449 total party sales ® receive $60. in free product + one 50% off item

$450-549 total party sales ® receive $80. in free product + two 50% off item

$550-649 total party sales ® receive $100. in free product + two 50% off items

$650-749 total party sales ® receive $120. in free product + three 50% off items

(see catalog for continuation of chart for higher party sales)

My Blog –
View artwork samples including club layouts and workshop dates. You can also view videos and the idea book at my website You may also access Studio J through my website 24/7.

To join, contact:

Nikki DeWitt, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

Supervisor of the Dreams Come True Team

513-324-6190 or

Thursday, July 21, 2011

retirement list

Check the retired list for items to purchase before July 31st!

   Reflection Level 2 packs retiring:
   Sweetheart Pg 19
   Wings Pg 23
   Magnifique pg 38
   Olivia pg 38
   Hooligans pg 39
   Mistletoe pg 39
   all workshops on the go pgs 41-43
   The following single color cardstock packs (pg 124-125) (you can get these
   colors in variety packs and shade packs in the new idea book, but not all 24
   sheets the same color)

   Grey Wool
   Grey Flannel
   Brown Bag
   Baby Pink
   Sunkiss Yellow
   Key Lime
   Heavenly Blue
   Crystal Blue
   Lilac Mist
   Holiday Red
   Cotton Candy
   Sunny Yellow
   Dutch Blue
   Vineyard Berry
   Garden Green
   Spring Iris
   Barn Red
   Autumn Terrocotta
   New England Ivy
   Ponderosa Pine
   Indian Corn Blue
   Smokey Plum
   Pansy Purple

   Additional items starting on pg 113 and on
   3X3 mini album (these are already gone)
   envelope flats
   buttercup ribbon collection
   sweet leaf ribbon collection
   Canvas Badge buttons
   Sophia Level 2 Journaling Spots
   Pear mini medley accents
   Lagoon mini medley accents
   outdoor denim medley accents
   Pewter Mini medley accents
   Miracle and Villa dimensional elements
   Stazon Ink

   These items (except the 3X3 albums) are available until July 31st while
   supplies last!  Stock up today!

Check out the retirement list before July 31st to see if you want to stock up! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Interactive layout for july club

We are doing one of the layouts from Magic this month. Can you see the filmstrip?

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

STudio j layouts

Here are some studio J layouts I did this week.  :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teacher gifts

The kids names are whited out. Mrs. J’s album has an ABC theme to it. For the letters with no kids names I picked words for events, etc done this year.


Ms. Huffs album is smaller, with one kid on each page.

Each album has little pockets for the notes the kids wrote the teachers.  The notes have little tags on them and the teachers can pull them out of the top any time they would like to look at the notes from the students.

Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

MAy scrapbooking workshop

May 11th, 2011

Cost $25

8-2 page layouts. RSVP and prepay by Friday April 22nd

I will cut the patterned paper. Workshop attendees will cut their own cardstock.  cost covers all paper and embellishments.175 180 176 177 178 179 181 182 183 184

Thursday, March 24, 2011

hope for japan

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. From now until April 30, when you purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set (A1118) for only $5, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Japan.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks include:
1” x 1” (Y1000), 1” x 1 ½” (Y1001), and 3” x 3” (Y1006)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Studio j layouts!

I bought a Studio J membership and completed these layouts!  Once I do the 3 layouts traditionally on my desk I will be all caught up!  Well, at least for a little while!

These Jpegs are FREE with a Studio J membership! The layouts weren’t printed with the logo on it, these Jpegs are the web version.  I also received Jpegs’ full size to print my own copies if I would like!

Enjoy! Check out Studio J today!  I did all these layouts in an hour! Can you tell they are digital layouts?

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