Thursday, August 12, 2010

Art & Soul®: Summer Splendor

You’ve arrived at party central, where every project is a blast and every new technique is reason to celebrate. From sentiments that speak to dazzling clear cards, we have an abundance of easy techniques and fun projects to share with you! Plus, learn how to create show-stopping paper embellishments with a circle punch and glean insider tips for photo matting in Studio J™—you won’t want to miss it!{6299DDC8-91B7-44AF-A6A0-6092B2B0904F}}

Saturday, July 31, 2010


August Constant Campaign$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!

CTMH wants to show how much they appreciate you as customers! And to do so they are bringing a Constant Campaign with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From August 4 at 9 am through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6!!!!

To purchase any items from this awesome sale please go to

If you would like a detailed list of the items available for this sale please email me at and I will get you a list.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Art & Soul®: Cooking Up Creativity

We’ve cooked up some projects and techniques that are a feast for the eyes. From decorative journaling boxes to adorable peek-a-boo windows and on to our Irresistibles™ chipboard die-cuts, we have your recipe for creative success. Watch now for some ways to satisfy your artistic appetite!

Click HERE to watch this episode now!

Plus, if you want to make your own covered recipe box similar to the one Jeanette Lynton shows in this episode, just download the templates and get started!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NEW! Art & Soul®: This One’s for the Guys

We’ve gathered techniques and projects for the guys in your life. This episode highlights how to give your paper a leather look, a great gift idea for Father’s Day, and using overstamping for “x-treme” movement and depth. You’ll also get tips on making Fancy Fuzz™ even fancier, and see just how the quick-title tool works in Studio J™.

Click HERE to watch this episode now!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fall in Love with online scrapbooking!!!

Close To My Heart’s online design software, Studio J™, helps you create
two-page layouts faster, simpler, and easier—saving you time and money!
You’ll love your Studio J layouts, perfect for your cherished album.

Here’s why:
Every layout is custom printed using the highest quality photo
processing paper and technology. Your layouts will last a lifetime!
Choose from dozens of themed kits to suit any event or occasion, with
coordinating embellishments, stickers, and fonts to customize your look.
Select just the right pattern, accommodating from two to 15 photos per
layout—great versatility.
The software is free! Create an account to start designing complete
layouts in just minutes.
Try Studio J today and fall in love! Visit to get started.

Buy now to take advantage of our limited-time introductory offer! The price per printed two-page 12" × 12" layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. For purchases of:

•5–9 layouts in a single order: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors® free!
•10+ layouts in a single order: You’ll receive free shipping/handling plus a free pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.
Whether you create one layout or 20, you’ll find that scrapbooking in Studio J™ saves you time and money!

Close To My Heart products are shipped to the continental United States by United Parcel Service (UPS), to the non-continental US by United States Postal Service Priority Mail, and to Canada by Landmark. Note that UPS does not deliver orders to post office boxes. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 1 to 20 two-page layouts. Standard shipping/handling per box is US UPS Ground $7.95 US.

Special Shipping Options:
Studio J customers have two special shipping options through UPS for faster delivery time in the continental United States. These options are not available for destinations outside the continental United States. Selecting a special UPS shipping option will not affect the in-house turnaround time of your order (typically 2 to 4 business days).

UPS or Landmark will notify you by email when an order is shipped to the continental United States or Canada so that you may track the delivery of the order. Studio J orders shipped by USPS do not have tracking numbers.

Please keep in mind that our special shipping options are guaranteed by the carrier, and Close To My Heart is not responsible for shipping delays after the order has left the warehouse. The special shipping options are:

•UPS Next-Day Air: This option guarantees delivery the next business day after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for next-day air is $21.95.
•UPS Second-Day Air: This option guarantees delivery 2 business days after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for second-day air is $12.95.
Note: UPS charges a fee if a change of address is requested after UPS has picked up the package. Customers requesting this change will be charged $10.

Frequently Asked Questions about Studio J™:
1.What is Studio J™ Design Software?
Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!

2.What makes scrapbooking with Studio J unique?
Studio scrapbooking is a whole new experience not offered by anyone else, because it follows the Close To My Heart philosophy: Faster. Simpler. Easier.®

Studio J uses the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments as classic Close To My Heart scrapbooking, making studio scrapbooking extremely intuitive and super fun! Timeless patterns and artistically placed default accents allow you to finish a page in minutes, while customization options give you the flexibility to make your layouts unique. All the layout patterns are created by Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart—you may recognize some of them from her classic how-to books. These patterns make scrapbooking faster, simpler, and easier than ever before. You’ll be amazed how effortlessly and beautifully you preserve your memories with Studio J!

If you are also interested in our classic products such as My Acrylix® stamps, B&T Duos® paper, or embellishments, or in learning more about our scrapbooking and stamping philosophy, please visit the Close To My Heart website.

3.Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
Not at all! You only need a web browser that supports Adobe Flash and an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to your Consultant’s MyCTMH® website or to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!

4.Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
You bet! You can create a customer account that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. We’ll email you when your active projects are set to expire so you can be sure to purchase them before they are deleted.

5.Do I need a Consultant in order to use Studio J?
When you create an account, you will be asked to select a Consultant, but you can also choose to shop anonymously. In this case, you will receive a Consultant’s contact information in case you need customer service, but the Consultant will not receive any of your personal information.

6.Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top-quality silver-halide processing and archival papers.

7.What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years.

8.Can I combine classic and Studio J orders?
Studio J orders cannot be combined with any other type of order. Studio J layouts are processed and shipped separately from all other Close To My Heart products, with the exception of Memory Protectors® included with certain qualifying orders.

9.What kind of receipt do I receive when I place my order?
When you place your order, your web browser will direct you to a printable receipt page. You will not receive an email receipt at this time; however, if you are shipping to the continental United States or Canada, you will receive an email notification sent from UPS or Landmark when the order is shipped.

10.What if I don’t like my layouts when I receive them?
All Studio J products are backed by the Close To My Heart guarantee, but user error is not covered by this guarantee. When you are ready to purchase your layouts, you will be asked to look at them again and give final approval. Projects that print as shown on the approval screen will not be eligible for returns. When there is a manufacturer’s defect, however, we will be happy to replace your layout. See the Studio J terms and conditions for more information on our return policy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NEW! Art & Soul®: Live Your Dreams

Imagination knows no limits, and creativity reaches as far as you can dream. Jump right into new techniques and gorgeous artwork, including a wall hanging that will take your breath away!

To watch this video click here

Thursday, April 1, 2010


The most excited news for April is that we have sold our house. If all goes as planned we have to be out of here by the 21st. I can hardly believe that it is only 2 1/2 weeks away!
For right now our plan is to move in at my parents house which is just down the road from where I currently live, so I won't be far away at all! :-) We will stay there until we can find a new house hopefully not to far away.

Stamp Camp will still continue as usual, only we will be meeting at my mom's house for the next while. So mark your calendars for Wednesday April 28th at 6:30pm. This month will be full of exciting new things!! The brand new Summer Idea Book has been released and you can get a great sneak peak at all the wonderful new products and even order from it a month before it is released!! For everyone that shows up on time I will be giving you the new Summer book for FREE!

Also this month there is an awesome Campaign. So don't forget to take advantage of this great deal during Stamp Camp!! Here are the details below:

colors and floral patterns is miraculously easy to assemble with
no stamping required. The brochure will guide you through easily
creating two beautiful 2-page layouts.
There are several ways to snatch this fashionable Miracle kit at a
great discount or even FREE*:
• Purchase the kit outright for $19.95*
• Place a minimum order of $40 and purchase the kit for only $10*
• Place a minimum order of $60 and purchase the kit for only $5*
• Host a Home Gathering between April 15–May 31 with minimum
sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!
Amaze yourself and your friends during National Scrapbooking
Month in May with gorgeous layouts you create using our Miracle
kit. While supplies last!

Watch for my upcoming April Stamp Camp email with details and pictures of the layout we will be making. :)