Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month




In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD/$27 CAD) for
only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong
scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD/$37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn't end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so
make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
*Offer valid January 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations™ kraft mini book: $24.56 USD/$27.02 CAD; including My Creations™ kraft mini book: $34.51 USD/$37.97 CAD)

Out with the Old Year..Good-bye 2014. Hello 2015!

Hi! 2014 has been a busy year for me and my family! Wow! The year did go by super fast! The older I get the faster the years seem to go! The year brought lots of new and exciting changes for me...a few changes: relocating, settling in to a new place, new job, funerals, weddings, and so on....life happens! 2014 will soon be over and I am looking forward to 2015! 2015 is going to be the best year ever! Why? Because I will choose to believe that everyday will be a day for gratitude, happiness, and love!

I have noticed that a lot of folks are choosing to focus on one word as their mantra for the year. Have you seen this? For instance, I read that a blogger is focusing on "Giving". How awesome! Giving can be about so many things....giving of yourself to others, giving your time to causes you support, and so on. Giving can be a life altering event for so many, the giver and the receiver.

So, I am going to think about this "word" business....focusing on one word that will make a difference in my life....one word that will have a positive impact on my life and others. I will post my word the first week in January 2015! 2015, I am ready for a new year!

Will you join me in choosing and focusing on one action word for the new year?? Come on, you can do it!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut®Collections!



Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut®Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight(MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your friends and family memebers, too!
 Orders must be submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!

Place your orders on my website: bmclane.ctmh.com
Hurry! This is a great deal! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October's "Stampers with an Attitude" Blog Hop - Featuring CTMH New & Exclusive Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Team Blog Hop! We are glad that you have joined us! We will be featuring Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. If you you arrived here from Melissa Robinson's Blog you are on the right track. Our blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all the way around. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants at the end of this post. So here we go!

Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is a must for the card maker.

Wow! It is unbelievable how many cards, sentiments, gift card holders, and many more crafty card stuff is on this cartridge!!! The possibilities are just endless!! 

Our challenge: to use Close to My Heart products and the cartridge and create cards! 

So here's my creations! Note: I love having natural light to take my photos, but that wasn't an option this go around! I apologize in advance...so sorry.

My first card using Artfully Sent is a birthday card for someone who loves deer hunting! ;) Yes, I did add a few extra embellishments on the inside. I just thought that deer had to have some trees to hide in! 


Next, I got busy with some cute Halloween cards. These were so easy to make, and our Fundamental and Glitter papers makes these cards shine

I do have to confess....I used one of our other great cartridges and my Cricut Explore to modify the black "Trick or Treat" card. The card did not come with the title on the card, so I just had to add it! 
I just love the features of the Cricut Explore paired with ALL of the CTMH cartridges! 
People, I'll share a secret with you....I use the CTMH cartridges exclusively to create cards, layouts, tags, etc. Why? Cause they have more stuff on them than I will ever use!! 

Thanks for stopping in! Leave me a comment if you have any questions or praise! If you'd like to learn more about CTMH products and the FABULOUS Artfully Sent Cartridge go here.

Happy Fall Y'all!
Belinda

Now HOP on over to Catherine Nowak's blog to see her awesome creations!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scaredy Cat - Stampers with an Attitude - September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Team Blog Hop! We are glad that you have joined us! We will be featuring Close to My Heart's Scaredy Cat paper. If you you arrived here from Denise Elliott's Blog you are on the right track. Our blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all the way around. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants at the end of this post. So here we go!

This is my second Blog Hop, so I am still a "newbie"! Thank you for stopping by!

My Project: A Halloween Wreath- Trick or Treat!
Inspired by: Ain't She Crafty Blogger

Why a wreath? I decided to create a wreath because I wanted everyone to know how FABULOUS our CTMH papers are for creating anything! Our papers are NOT just for cards and layouts. 







The wreath looks so stinking cute hanging in our foyer!
If you'd like to create this wreath or use the Scaredy Cat papers for your projects, you can purchase them here

Now, hop on over to {Debbie's blog} to see more Scaredy Cat projects!



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk It Up! ---- Stampers with an Attitude Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Team Blog Hop! We are glad that you have joined us! We will be featuring Close to My Heart's Chalk It Up! paper. If you you arrived here from Barbi Kelley's Blog you are on the right track. Our blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all the way around. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants at the end of this post. So here we go!

This is my first Blog Hop, so thanks for stopping by! For my project I decided to create a Teacher Thank You card with the new Chalk It Up paper using a Mojo Monday sketch. 



I really love the way the owl turned out! I used our new ShinHan markers to color this sweet owl. 




 

Close to My Heart products used exclusively in making this card. Here's a list of the products I used and the item number.
  • Chalk It Up Paper Pack X7184B
  • Chevron Embossing Folder Z1925
  • Great Job! Stamp Set C1588
  • Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set D1612
  • Black Striped Twill Ribbon Z1988
  • Teal Glitter Tape Z1918
  • Picture My Life- Chalk It Up! Z2018
  • ShinHan Markers: B68, BG61, GY234, BR9
  • Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Z1906
  • Bonding Memories Glue 1512

This is my first Blog Hop, so thanks for stopping by! 
I had a lot of fun creating this card! If you would like to learn more about Chalk It Up paper, stamps, Picture My Life or any of our products please contact me here

Happy Crafting! 

Now, hop on over to Jen Patrick's site to see her fun creation!



August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk it Up Blog Hop List 
  1. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  4. Debbie Andrews ~ http://debspaperandscissors.blogspot.com
  5. Fawn Carriker~http://photofunwithFawn.wordpress.com
  6. Catherine Nowak~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  7. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com
  8. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com
  9. Belinda McLane - http://bbmclane.blogspot.com/
  10. Jen Patrick- http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  11. Christy Geyer ~ http://www.creativechristyg.blogspot.com  
  12. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
  13. Sue Latta ~ http://lattastamps.blogspot.com/
  14. Denise Elliott ~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com














Saturday, August 9, 2014

Featured Paper Pack - Chalk It Up!

We have 9 NEW paper packs in the new Annual Inspirations! 9!! WooHoo! I am excited about ALL of them! But, I have to pace myself! The new Annual Inspiration Idea Book is an annual book! So...breathe...not you....me! LOL. 

I will be featuring a new paper pack each month! Now, don't worry, I know there are 12 months in a year....not 9 (9 new paper packs). CTMH has a few surprises planned throughout the year to bring some new additional paper packs to our crafty hands! I can't wait! But, back to the featured paper pack----drum roll please----


Monday, August 4, 2014

Birthday Gift using Base & Bling Jewelry

Hi! A friend is celebrating her birthday today! We don't get to see each other often, and today we are having a girls lunch to celebrate her birthday! So, I went to my happy place and grabbed My Close to My Heart Base & Bling products and whipped up a couple of necklaces. I used my Cricut and CTMH Artiste cartridge to make the card, stamped the cute angel, colored her with our ShinHan markers and a few Copics, and put it all together! Very easy and quick gift! Of course, I went ahead and made two more for the other girls joining us!




Want to learn more? You can check at the Base & Bling products here
Contact me if you have any questions at bmclanectmh.@gmail.com



Saturday, August 2, 2014

What A Hoot!----August 2014 Stamp of the Month

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Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Annual Inspiration Idea Book is here!

Today the Close to My Heart Annual Inspiration book goes live to our customers! Our new product is beautiful and trendy! I love all the pretty papers, embellishments, ribbons, and....well, you get the picture!  I am so excited to share it with you. 

You can view it by clicking on the link below.  You can order STARTING TODAY with the exception of our new Cricut cartridge --- Artfully Sent.    The new cricut  cartridge will not available until September. I can't wait for you to check out all the new products.

Click Here to VIEW the Annual Inspirations







Our  idea book format has changed this year.  The Annual Inspiration idea book is now 8 1/2 x 11 size and  will come out only once a year.  It is jammed pack with new products and ideas to last a whole year! I LOVE this new book! I want you to have a copy of this beautiful book.  Here is how you can get your very  own copy-


  • Order the idea book and have it shipped to you.  I want you to have this beautiful book. 

So what are you waiting for? Go look at the beautiful products! Happy Creating!


Monday, July 7, 2014

July Stamp of the Month Circus Alphabet

Isn't this the cutest alphabet stamp set you have ever seen? You can get it for $5.00 this month with a qualifying order. You can purchase by visiting my CTMH site- bmclane.ctmh.com




Monday, June 2, 2014

June Stamp of the Month - KaBOOM!

This cute Stamp of the Month is yours for $5.00 with a qualifying order! It's a great collection for celebrating the fireworks in your life! 



Celebrate 30!---June 2014 Constant Campaign


The June Campaign is a great way to celebrate! And you get the gift! WOW!

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!
Dates: Offer valid June 1, 2014–June 30, 2014.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

REdiscover Beauty

Close to My Heart has a new freebie to download. These are great to use on your scrap layouts and on handmade cards. Tip: Download the file. Then print on quality cardstock. Use as much as you like to beautify your creations.



It's Time to Celebrate! May is National Scrapbooking Month.





During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!
Dates: Offer valid May 1, 2014 (9:00 MDT) – May 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MDT).
Visit my CTMH website to learn more.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Join My Team and get a FREE Cricut Collection!

This month is a great time to join Close to My Heart! This promotion will end soon! Only a couple of days left to join the BEST scrapbook organization ever!

A few cards for Administrative Assistants...

This is my first time actually posting my own work....
Last weekend I was asked to create a little something for Administrative Assistants Appreciation.
I found these cute little trays that said "Take Note", and that was the inspiration for the cards.



I used Dream Pop (retired paper) from Close To My Heart. I just love the fun colors!




I have to say the photos do not do the cards justice! They are really cute. My customer was happy with his cards! All the cards were made with Close to My Heart products and our fabulous Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.



Monday, March 31, 2014

Wow! I can't believe April is here! I haven't had much time to create lately...like in months! Things around here are settling down and surely I can get back to creating!

The Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges are amazing! Our latest edition, Artbooking, is fabulous! Check out this video!


You can order the CTMH ArtBooking Cartridge here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY: 3-D Effects

Do you want to know how to create 3 dimensional objects with your Cricut? Watch this short, easy CTMH video to learn how easy it is!




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Happy National Papercrafting Month!

2014 is here! There are many reasons to celebrate...new year, new beginnings, new projects to celebrate, new trendy colors..... Ahhh...it's a great time to start a new project! Whether it's scrapping layouts, making a new batch of cards, creating home decor items, it's time to get your craft on! Go for it!