Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Good afternoon!

I hope everyone is doing well on this fine Thursday afternoon. 

I have been slacking in my blog posting duties. I ended up having surgery in August, then school started, then the kids had swim practice, swim meets... you get the idea. 

I am finally feeling better, and I am starting to get crafty again. I have done some crafting, These 1st 2 layouts come from the Oh What Fun workshop your way kit, which is a fun Holiday/Christmas kit, that has more contemporary colors for your holiday photos. (It kinda reminds me of the colors form the movie The Grinch). If you are more into Traditional Christmas colors, you'll want to click HERE  for our 'Tis the season kit. 

The layout below Oh What Fun is from Hello Pumpkin, which is still available, and makes cute layouts, not just for Halloween! They make great sports pages, fall pages, and the plaid is just great all by itself.  The work shop your way (Or WYW) come with everything you need to create beautiful layouts or cards (we have card kits too!) all you have to do is add photos, and you are done! 

I am hoping to blog more regularly, and I hope to hear from you! Leave me a message letting me know you stopped by!

Take care, 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CTMH convention


This past weekend was the Close To My Heart annual convention, held in Las Vegas! It was soo much fun! We stayed at the Red Rock Resort hotel, which was absolutely beautiful! We had business classes, new product info, and beautiful artwork I can't wait to share with you all! For now, I have a few pictures to show you of my time at convention. They have announced that next year's convention will be in Provo, Utah. I am excited for that, as I have never been to Utah! We will be close to the home office for CTMH, so maybe we will get a tour! (they had a tour of the office at last year's convention, but I wasn't able to go)

These pictures: Sticky boy and his bride Sticky girl! A couple pictures of the hotel, The new Holiday SE that will go live in September (look for updates and pics soon!) Last picture is the artwork I shared at the Consultant showcase.

I will be posting new product info soon, as well as a few changes for the upcoming year.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Join Craft Squad!

I am looking for 6 people to join my Craft Squad! Craft Squad includes:

  • Spend $25 get 2 page layout with 5 cards, OR  spend $50, get 5 more cards, PLUS the stamp of the month for only $5!! 
  • Hostess earns at least $25.00 in FREE product, (want more FREE stuff? invite your friends to order too!)
  • Don’t live near by? Be a virtual hostess! Virtual hostesses will have their instructions emailed to them once their order has been placed
  • Free annual catalog, plus the Seasonal Expressions (comes out twice a year) 
  • Advanced notice of upcoming CTMH specials
  • Special FB group just for Craft Squad members

Business Stuff:

  • Craft Squad will begin on April 1st, and go until September.     
  • Craft Squad is $25.00 in product  per month, minimum. (shipping/taxes are not part of the $25) 
  • By joining Craft Squad, you are agreeing to a 6 month commitment. 
  • Orders need to be placed on my shopping site between the 1st and 20th of  the month, or  to me (if you live local).

Theodora Stacey
CTMH independent consultant

Monday, July 3, 2017

I'm back.... Again!!


I have been absent for a very long time. That wasn't my intention, but life got in the way. I couldn't figure out how to be a mom, wife, work a full time job, AND keep up my blog with new and exciting Close To My heart crafty stuff, so I didn't.

This time around my kids are older, and they don't need to care for them in the way that I used to. Now, they can get their own lunches, clean up after themselves (sometimes :) ) and generally stay out of trouble, which leaves me a bit more time to get crafty!

My goal to start is a new blog post a week. I am still waiting for some new product to arrive, so a new post a week might not be until the end of the month. I can share with you that we will have a NEW Cricut cartridge!! Close To My Heart has once again created a wonderful cartridge, which  will be in my hot little hands as soon as I can get it!

I do have an online gathering set up on my shopping site, http://celebratecrafts.closetomyheart.com and if anyone still reads my blog (I hope so!) and places an order by the end of July, I will send you a little something from me, for free as a thank you for shopping with me. I do plan to have more fun things every month, so stay tuned!

If you still follow me after all of this time, thank you. I didn't intend to be a flake, lol!

Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, July 13, 2015

It's been a while....


It has been a while since I last posted, and I am sorry for that. I had some family things I needed to take care of. I am back now, and have I got some new for you!

Close To My Heart just had our annual convention, and there are some FABULOUS goodies coming
your way!! I can't post them yet, but I will be able to in a couple of weeks. I can say however, they are beautiful and I am sure you all will love them!

I also wanted to let you all know that I will be offering a AWESOME special in September that will only be available from me :) When it gets closer I will reveal the details, so stay tuned!

This is a short post for now, I've got some crafty goodies to work on. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Frosted Christmas

This month our theme is Christmas! We asked our Consultant bloggers to create a Christmas themed project using the fabulous Frosted paper pack and any of our three exclusive Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy, Artiste, and/or Artbooking! In this hop, you will see projects featuring these versatile cartridges from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop!

Here's what the fabulous Frosted paper pack looks like:

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products used in this hop and you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Theo's blog – Celebrate Crafts If you came from " name of person " of " name of blog with their deep URL link embedded" (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!


Your next stop on our Frosted Christmas blog hop is " name of person " of " name of blog with deep URL link embedded".

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
2. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking - page (link: )

3. April Grigson ~ Imagine the Possiblities Studio (link: )

4. Traci Williams ~ Paper Crafting 101 (link: )

5. Connie Walsh ~ Connie Creates 2 (link: )

6. Holly ~ Heartfelt Memories (link: )

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Illuminate" throughout the month of November. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.  (That’s a $17.95 value!)


In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy  our blog hop.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2Create .   If you came from "Jennifer  " of " 4 Hearts Scrapbooking "  then you are in the right place!

For my card, I decided to use the circle spin card (Z1866). I used Frosted paper, on the
outside of the card and on the inside, but the opposite side. I inked the edges of the papers with Champagne ink (Z2174), as well as the sentiment. It's hard to see, but on the "i" in bright, there is a bitty bling (z1263). The lantern is stamped in black (Z2105) and the candle
light is colored with a color pencil.

Sorry for the way the picture is. I could not find my camera, so I used my cell phone to take the pic.

Supply list:
Frosted paper pack: X7175B
Circle spin card: Z1866
Champagne ink: Z2174
Black ink: Z2105
Bitty bling: Z1263
Stamp set: Illuminate (only available this month!) S1311

Your next stop on our Illuminate blog hop is "Traci Williams  " of "Paper Crafting 101 "
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Rebecca - Show Me Scrapping
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  4. Theo~ Celebrate Crafts
  5. Traci Williams ~ Paper Crafting 101

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.