Wednesday, August 21, 2019


I told y'all that I would share the cards I made from the extra paper I had left, and here they are!
I made a total of 5 cards, but I could have made a couple of more if I wanted to. I still have a little bit of paper left. 

This paper pack is still available until August 31st, or while supplies last. 

AND it's apart of the BOGO sale that is happening this month! You can check the sale out HERE.

I used Archival Black ink, Raspberry, Lemon, and Carolina ink colors through out the cards. I also added a little ribbon to help give the cards a little bit of shimmer. 

I got the idea for this last card from the current catalog, Pg 159. It's the August stamp of the month, which is available for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase OR you can purchase it on it's own for $18.95. You can get it HERE, or you can ship anytime just by clicking on the Shop Now link at the top of the page.

I hope you enjoyed the cards! Keep checking back, soon I will have some NEW goodies to show you that will be coming out Sept 1st!

Until then, Happy crafting!


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

So Many Candles

I just finished making these cards, and I have to tell you, they were so easy to make!
They are from the So Many Candles Workshop Your Way kit. The kit includes cutting instructions, except for the ink, blocks for the stamps and adhesive. You can purchase the workshop kit HERE. It is also apart of the BOGO event that CTMH is having this month.

I even had enough paper left to make more cards! Or I might scrapbook with the paper scraps.. once I decide what I want to make with the scraps, i'll definitely post them here for you all to see!


The BOGO special is while supplies last (of course) and ends when our current catalog ends, which is August 31, 2019. you can shop our current products HERE

That's all I have for today, it was great chatting with you!


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Lots of stuff happening!

We've got A LOT of things happening with CTMH! The current catalog is ending at the end of this month, and a new one starts in September! 

I wanted to touch base with you, to show you what the specials are, and to let you all know I am still here! (the few of you that still follow me :) ) 

Ok, 1st. We have the current special of BOGO. This is for some of the work shop your way kits (WYW) 
This sale is available from now until the end of August, while supplies last. You can click HERE to see what's available!

We also have a special for those that are thinking of becoming a consultant! I love the friendships I have made, and the support from CTMH is wonderful, no matter if you are a hobbyist, or looking to build a business, there is a place for everyone! check out the join my team tab at the top of this page for more info! OR you can click HERE

One of my favorite paperpacks from this catalog is featured in another special. 
This special is also available until the end of this month, (while supplies last, of course) you can get more info HERE, and once I get my kit finished, I will show it here on the blog. It makes a great gift (which is what I am using it for) or for that special occasion.  

There a few more specials this month, and you can see them HERE, and select the Promotions tab at the top of the page. 

As you can see, there is a little something for everyone! As always, if you have ANY questions or comments, please leave them for me below! 

Happy crafting! 

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, 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!