Countdown to Convention

Thursday, August 2, 2018

I am so excited to announce this new program from Close To My Heart! I know you have a million questions so let me share with you this wonderful program!

Craft with Heart is a subscription from Close To My Heart featuring Cut Above® layout kits offered at monthly, 4-month, and 12-month intervals. You decide how often you would like to receive Craft with Heart deliveries, sign up online, and receive exclusive Cut Above layout kits delivered straight to your doorstep. The themes will coordinate with the paper packets in our Expressions catalog so that if you want matching layouts, it will be easy peasy! I think that is very exciting!  The kits are exclusive and will not be sold in the catalog or online! All subscriptions renew automatically but you can cancel anytime.

Craft with Heart subscriptions are packaged in a custom box. Each box includes pre-printed base pages, paper pieces, die-cuts, and stickers to make two scrapbook layouts, plus three 12" x 12" Memory Protectors. The kits come with all the project pieces already cut and ready to assemble. The only additional materials you will need are adhesive and a journaling pen.

If you are looking for a fast, easy and creative way to get those memories on pages, this is the program for you!
Hello Fellow Crafters,
Well after I got back from Close To My Heart Convention 2018, I had a very busy time of it. My Grandsons, Ethan and Seth, have spent some very quality time here. Ethan and I have golfed together and that was a blast! I even got to golf with Jesse and Tom.

The resort we were at, Red Rock Canyon Resort and Casino, had everything we needed and I didn't have to leave that place the whole time I was there.  The only thing I missed was my coffee. They lacked in that department. The pool was beautiful though and always crowded.  The casino was fun and I did leave a little money there!
Close To My Heart (CTMH) has so many new products and a new catalog concept - I am so excited about everything. It is hard NOT sharing it all right NOW! I will be getting ready for my Product Reveal in the coming weeks. The NEW catalog goes live on September 1st.

Happy Crafting!
Stay tuned for more information!!

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Our new Close To My Heart Idea Book will be out soon. The book contains many NEW and unique products that are sure to be a big hit with all Crafters. 

This book features our new "color of the year" and introduces new colors of ink and paper. As usual, we have some exciting new Scrapbook and Card kits as well as dozens of other NEW AND EXCITING PRODUCTS. 

Do you like mixed media? Then we have some wonderful new products that will make your mixed media crafts come to life. 

Close To My Heart also has a new subscription program, Craft With Heart - designed to help you create layouts quickly and easily.  I am posting information about Craft With Heart on my FB page Shellys CTMH.   

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I just relaxed and cleaned house a bit. My oldest son came over and brought me the most adorable card. My hometown school mascot was the fighting bees and check this out...

I love it! The details were so amazing. I'll never be able to make a card like this. I sure do love this son of mine who made me a Mom for the first time. I also got to meet his girlfriend. She is a sweetie and adorable.

I went to a crop last Saturday and was feeling very creative. I got several pages completed...sans photos.  I'm going to take photos today to share here. I went shopping, I know - oh boy - yesterday with a close crafty friend. We hit Hobby Lobby, Kohl's and Michaels. It is so much fun shopping with a friend or two. I got some good ideas for cards at the crop, thanks Linda Bullen. Now I just need to get the 2 Close To My Heart dies to get busy.

We have crop time coming up on Wednesday. It will be a small group, so I hope I get some things done.  Tonight is paint & wine night and four of us are going...that will be tons of fun. If my painting is any good, I'll try to post tomorrow!!

Look for my artwork later today or tomorrow morning!

Happy Crafting,
Shelly, Consultant
Close To My Heart

Saturday, May 12, 2018

WOW - it has been way too long since my last post. Most of you know why I didn't post November thru mid-February. My Mom passed away and I was out in Tucson, AZ helping my Dad get things settled. Even though my Mom had made all the final arrangements, there was so much to do.
It was tough getting back into the swing of things.
We just finished up at the Stamp and Scrapbook EXPO, which was a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work. I'm so glad I had so many friends stop by our Close To My Heart booth. It was fun showing off our many products.
I'll be getting ready for our convention in the next few weeks. It's being held in Las Vegas this year. One of my favorite places. I just know it is going to be fun and I can't wait to see what CTMH has in the way of new products and our new Annual Expressions Idea Book.

Right now we just launched our new Seasonal Expressions 2 and it is filled with so many wonderful new products. This Idea Book really has some beautiful papers and wonderful always.

Better sign off now. I just got home from a crop and got 3 2-page layouts done, so I'm happy with that!

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Autumn

Happy Autumn everyone,
I am loving the cooler mornings, but it seems as if our hot summer days are continuing into Fall.  Tom & I golfed yesterday and I went through 2 visors, but decided to make it through 18 holes, I will need a minimum of 3 visors.  My game was so bad, I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. Hopefully, I will do better on Thursday.

Last Saturday I was getting ready to go to a crop, but needed to clean up the kitchen a bit before I left. I had a plate in my hand and was going to put it in the dishwasher and somehow my leg bumped into the door and down I went!! I fell right on my tailbone - ouch!  It happened in slow motion, thank goodness, and I was able to catch myself.  I'm so thankful that I didn't seriously hurt myself.

I'm looking forward to our workshop this Thursday. We are going to have some Halloween fun.  Cats and Bats is on the menu. No we aren't going to eat cats and bats, we are going to make pages and cards with this adorable paper pack and embellishments. 

I will be on vacation starting October 15th for a week.  Yes, we do have a friend staying at the house to take care of Sarge.  Sarge is really going to miss us. He is so used to having us both home for the most part. Of course, I will miss him so much too.

I have such a busy week, I hope I make it through and get everything done. 2 doctor appointments, workshop, golf, bunko, etc.
See you soon,
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Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

It is hard to think that 9-11 happened so long ago. While we, here in Florida, get busy cleaning up after hurricane IRMA, we cannot forget what happened to our country so many years ago.  I know in other places, they are seeing shows about 9-11, but our local channels are only showing the damages from IRMA, over and over again… So, it is a solemn day for everyone around the country. We can never forget the attack from humans.  A natural disaster is one thing, 9-11 is quite another.  

Blessings to all of you.  Thank God that we are safe.