Join a Club, Rolling Tote Special and Cyber Week Sale

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and felt blessed to be with family or friends.  I thoroughly enjoyed cooking up a storm and am ‘stuffed’ like a bird!  I brined the bird, used brussel sprouts from our garden and made maple pecan pie (yep, the syrup is from NH).  YUM!

scrapbook queenI am excited to INVITE YOU to JOIN in on a Monthly Rewards Club.  I have 3 spots OPEN starting in December and running through to April. You can be a solo and join one of my clubs; or invite a friend or two to join with you. It’s a great way to buy on a budget each month as well as create 6 or more scrapbook pages.  All the PERKS and DETAILS can be found HERE on this LINK.  Email me @ to JOIN NOW.  You’ll be able to partake in the Cyber Week special … starting soon.

Rolling toteSPECIAL OFFER starting NOW:

Just in time for Christmas and makes a great holiday gift for YOU or someone special on your list.  I have only THREE Rolling Totes that are looking to be wrapped up!  My Special Offer directly from me:

  • Receive FREE SHIPPING to you and a $25 Gift Certificate from me (to be used on anything of your choice) with the purchase of the Rolling Tote for $149.95.  

The offer is good while supplies last and you can email me @


Cyber Week Sale by Close To My Heart

SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE starting Monday, Nov. 30th @ 7:00 am

For five days only, a selection of 39 items from Close To My Heart’s current product Stockinventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! (Hint: My Creations; Designer Home Decor Creations; Base & Bling; Cut Above, Envelopes & Border Punches)

Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer is available for a limited time only, starting Monday, November 30th (7:00 am eastern) through Friday, December 4th (2:00 pm eastern).

Products are while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

More details to come on Monday with a complete list and links to the SALE.  

Get ready for a fun week of crafting supplies @ 25% off!

A Creative LIVE and FREE session for you!

Even though I’m all packed up and almost ready to ROLL to Hyannis Resort in MA for the weekend … (check out the van power) … YOU have a FREE Opportunity … (read below)

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TO JOIN in on a FREE Creative LIVE Session with Close To My Heart.  It’s for tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20th and Saturday, Nov. 21st.

Creative Life

You can read more about it HERE and LOG IN for SIGN UP!

  • Enjoy the creativity and ideas!
  • Explore making new creations!
  • Learn tips and techniques
  • Enjoy ideas for cards, stamping and much more!
  • For FREE you get … Bonus Content; Lifetime Access with On Demand Download and 100% satisfaction guarantee

Make the most of your weekend or come shop with me in Hyannis!

Thank YOU and what’s new

DSC_0003I’m feel so blessed!  THANK YOU for another great year with Close To My Heart and allowing me to share my passion with you!  I am so blessed to have ALL of YOU in my life!  You continue to inspire me to do my best, create with heart and strive to hit perfection in all that I do.  If it wasn’t for YOU, I wouldn’t be where I am today with CTMH (celebrating 20 years and over 10 trips), nor would I be here in New England. Who knows what I would be doing … somewhere outside of New Jersey, but I doubt I would have had the success I’ve been fortunate to have since moving 4 years ago (and undoubtedly the valued support and loyalty of many stampers & croppers in NY, NJ, DE, PA, MD and beyond when I used to travel to those states years ago).  I am truly blessed beyond measure …

Welcome to my newbies who I met last weekend at a ONE DAY Crop in Maine (yep, canwelcome_butterflys-c86f5638fb1ddd9b619c0689c93dce55 you imagine I brought 1/2 my inventory and set up in 2 yours?!).  I SO enjoyed meeting you and sharing my creations and teaching you all about Flip Flaps.  It will change your scrapbooking … forever!  If you missed it, I have a You Tube video HERE.  It will help to keep the juices flowing for sure!

I do have a few other videos on Organization, How to Cut & Measure, Paper Garden stamping (workshop way below), etc.  And you always have an opportunity to find me on Pinterest and check out my files/folders there as well.


I still have seats available for my BYO Crop weekend on Dec. 4-6.  You can do a one day,DSC_0001 two day or all 3 days.  Read the details HERE.  I live in Newington, NH and am literally ‘around the corner’ from Portsmouth, Dover and Kittery.  If you haven’t seen my workshop space, you can click HERE to view the photos.

In addition, if you don’t want to crop, I can offer you an opportunity to come for a few hours and create Holiday Cards as a Workshop.  Each kit contains paper, stamps, accessories, cards and envelopes to make a bunch of cards.  You can email me @ and let me know which of those dates (Friday, Sat. or Sun of Dec. 4-6) works best for you and a time.  It should take no more than a few hours to create the cards.  If you want to do both, please LMK …

White Pines $30 Card Kit:  makes 15 cards (you can do more and I have supplies on hand)


Penguin Card Kit $35 and makes 16 cards (you can do more and I have the supplies on hand)

4 cards

And if you love to give CARDS as a holiday gift, this WORKSHOP would be perfect!  I have a few kits left to create these cards using Paper Garden.  The kit makes 12 cards and includes a TON of product (2 stamp sets, 2 new ink pads/colors, cards/envies, paper, precut cricut pieces; die cut embossed pieces, sequins and gold foil).  The kit comes in Red or Purple for $55.  If you have the inks and a sentiment stamp set you already own, we can deduct from the price point.

Paper Garden Card Class

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Please email me @ if you would like to join in and create Holiday Cards this season!  Once I have an idea of when, I can also let you know if you want to do lunch here too.  If you can’t make the WORKSHOP and want any of the Kits to GO, I can arrange that with you as well.

Where in the World is Lynn Como NOW?

I will be @ the Hyannis Resort in Hyannis MA this weekend with Cool Crops. Feel free to stop by and SHOP with ME.  I’ll be upstairs and it starts Thursday night around 4:00 pm and runs until Sunday afternoon.

Have a great week and ‘talk to you’ soon!

White Pines Kit of the Month

I know … I know … the holidays are just around the corner and you can’t believe I have the ARTWORK for Christmas done already?  HA!  Of course!  I love creating the pages first and then going in and filling in the photos.  Studio J has solved my dilemma and allows me to print photos in any shape or color (black and sepia too).  So, I’m always able to get exactly the right size photo on my pages.

But let’s cut to the chase and fall in love with White Pines.  Here’s pages 1 and 2.  The page on the right is actually SPLIT down the middle because it will be placed in our 6×12 flip flaps (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!).  Note the beautiful design and all the cricut cuts were done using our new ARTISTRY Cricut Collection (found here).  The White Pines Stamp set coordinates beautifully with this collection.

White Pines 2

Now if you turned over the 6×12′s flips from Pg. 2, you would create page 3 flip flaps and then in the middle is page 4.  If you still have not gotten your DOUBLE DOSE of flip flaps, I had created a You Tube Video (found HERE) that shows you how to use them.

White Pines 3

I am just lovin’ the red and blue layout below which are pages 5&6.  I can definitely see SANTA and Christmas morning in my jammies on these pages!

White Pines 4

Oh .. and let’s not forget the bonus pages which I think are stunning.  I love the clean lines and the soft hues of Glacier & Juniper on these pages. They are perfect for the holiday break and photos outdoors (perhaps snow too?) and would enjoy using photos of soft color, sepia or black and white photos on them.

White Pines 5

I think I’m ready to sit by a fire and smell the freshness of the pines and the scent of holiday spice!

Below are the LINKS for you for my White Pines artwork.

  • See the complete slideshow of artwork of all the pages with close ups, please Click HERE
  • View the Shopping List HERE.
  • When you purchase $30 or more in products on my website, I’ll send you the complete cutting guide, directions and photos.
  • If you want a kit directly from me and pay the shipping, I can offer one for $43 which includes the products to make the 8 pages.  You do all the cutting and use any stamp sets you own or forego stamping altogether.  The kit is complete with White Pines Paper Pack, Complements and Assortment; extra cardstock; red enamel gems; 1/2 pack of large flip flaps and some glacier twine.  If you want me to do any cricut cuts for you, add $3.00.

COUNTDOWN to Christmas!  $40 kit PRECUT

How adorable will it be to capture all the details for this Holiday season? Whether you went out shopping, to the movies or theater, ate at your traditional holiday restaurant, joined the parades, visited with family, baked goodies, were in the school play … this is a fantastic opportunity to capture it all in the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

White Pines PML Cover White Pines PML Intro and pocket

This is a 12 page kit  where I DO PRECUT the paper for the first two pages and then the rest are beautifully designed pages using our pocket protectors and cards.  You need a corner rounder, glue dots and adhesive.  The kit contains the White Pines Picture My Life cards, all the page protectors; red enamel gems; White Pines complements and Poppy twine (enough to use on the pages) and the precut papers to make the two 12×12 full page designs.

Well, I hope this will inspire you to scrap the smallest moments and turn them into loving memories to end the year.  If you have any questions, please email me @

You can SHOP WITH ME here on my WEBSITE

PS:  Don’t forget about the GREAT Christmas Card Kits I had offered last week and the Sept. Special Promotion.  You can read all about it HERE and add it to your list.  You’ve not been naughty, right?  :)

Christmas Card Kits and Special November Promotion

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to create something FUN & WHIMSICAL with it!  B1483 Penguin Season GreetingAren’t the penguins cute? I love the sayings along with the three snowflakes.  It’s an adorable stamp set!

I’ve created these 4 cards into a Card Kit for $35.00.  

  • Kit includes:  B1483 Season’s Greetings stamp set; 3 sheets of Georgie Pattern paper & 4 sheets of Cardstock; 16 cards/envies; grey wool twine, aqua shimmer trim, 1/2 pack of grey/white enamels; cutting guide with photos and directions.
  • Not included:  Glacier and slate inks, markers, blocks, Confetti Embossing folder & Circle diffuser.  These items are sold separately and can be added to your order.
  • TIP:  I cut the Warm Christmas Wishes apart … from … “from our family to  yours” to create two sayings.
  • If you would like to order a kit, please email me @
  • If you would prefer to order everything A La Carte from my website, send me an email and I’ll send you the shopping list.
  • Below are the 4 cards, but you can view a close up of more card ideas HERE.

4 cards

White Pines Card Kit:  $24.95 plus tax/shipping (savings of $12)


This kit is all inclusive to create 15 cards (5 of each design). Complete with Stamp set, patterned paper, cardstock, bitty bling, fern twine and color brochure with directions.

The stamp set has a lot of versatility to create many types of cards to explore on your own.  Or just follow our guide to make these!  I had some fun playing around and adding texture to mine … some are sanded; some are sueded; some are dry embossed; and some are slightly different than the original.  You can view the slideshow HERE.

Inks needed:  Cranberry, Black, *new* Fern & Cashmere


Album Campaign:

We’ve bundled a few things for a fantastic Album & a 10 page Workshop Kit: Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking Workshop using our *new* Enchantment paper Fundamental Collection!

Nov special

What’s the deal?  Pick out any Album BUNDLE of your choice HERE on my website (postbound or D ring), you’ll also receive these ….

When you purchase $50 or more, you do qualify for the November Stamp of the Month at a deep discount of only $5.00:

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If you have any questions, please contact me @

Happy Shopping HERE on my WEBSITE

Twinkle, Two Page Kits & Retired Kits

Twinkle Oct. SOTMAs October comes to a close on Saturday, so does TWINKLE … the October stamp of the month.  I thoroughly enjoyed creating a variety of GLITTER cards found HERE on this LINK.  But I just had to create a few more … here’s the “metro and italian” version using this stamp set.  If you are interested in this stamp set, you can purchase it a few ways:

  • You can buy it at full retail value of $17.95 HERE
  • You can make any purchase(s) of $50 or more and pay only $5.00 HERE
  • You can purchase $50 or more in any of the products I am offering below and pay only $6.45 for this stamp set (while supplies last)



The above card features the *new* Green shimmer trim (the sun/camera made some red spots).  I also used the ARTISTE Cartridge to care the dry embossed bows (can make a slew of those!) and silver sequins and pear ink.  As a reminder, the TWINKLE stamp set has 3 images that can be cut using the same ARTISTE Cartridge (ornament, frame and circles).

The following products are out of my inventory and do not include shipping to you. When you purchase $100+, I’ll pay for shipping and include a FREE Catalog.  You can add the stamp of the month for $6.45 if you desire.  Please email me @ for any of these kits below.  Paypal gladly accepted.  

*new* TWO PAGE Kits:  

There are more kits than shown below and Here’s the link to the slideshow of ALL the kits.  However, I’ve created some new 2 page kits which are PRECUT for you and include the cricut cuts (when applicable). They are $15 each but when you purchase 3 kits, you will SAVE $5.00. Here’s the newest editions:

Endless Summer


Happy Summer $15

Happy Summer $15

Smiles $15

Smiles $15

Sassy & So Happy $15

Sassy & So Happy $15

I'm a Princess $15

I’m a Princess $15


Below is a list of retired kits I have in my inventory that you may have missed out on.  You can click on the BLUE LINKS below to view the slideshow for each one.  Prices include the paper pack, extra cardstock, complements, accessories.  I will email you the cutting guide and photos file so you can create it on your own.  Once they are gone, they are GONE and are while supplies last:


Links to ARTWORK of these KITS:

# of Pages it creates

$32  Only a few left

  Chalk it Up (school)


$35  Only a few left

  SEASIDE (beach)


$38   Last TWO left!

  Pathfinding (fall)


$40  Only a few left

  Confetti Wishes (celebrations)



  Brushed (spring, Easter, fem. ..)



  Jackson (masculine, outdoors)


$40  Only a few left

  Heartstrings (love, BFF, family)


$39   Last TWO left!

Hopscotch (birthday, spring, vacation)



 Blossom (summer, floral, colorful)



 WANDERFUL (travel/Europe/metro)


$30   Last ONE left!

Laughing Lola (school, teens, family)


$35  Only a few left

Ice Cream Dream (with stamp set)


Tips and Tricks of the Trade: Water Color Paints

We just started to carry this very nifty product line that can give your cards and layouts a great look that is soft, unique and so easy to do!

15-ai-thinking-of-you-card-3Isn’t this a cute card?  It’s using Watercolor Paper and paint, and D1609 Seaside Greetings stamp set. When creating with water color paint, you’ll want the brush set. It gives a variety of  brush strokes for full or detailed coloring .

Would you like to know more and get a better idea of how easy it is?  Well, you can!

Check out this video “Seven Things you can do with Watercolor” on the Craft Channel where Jill from CTMH shows you HOW HERE on this LINK:

Water Color Video

If you loved the ideas shared in the video, you’ll love the All Purpose Mat found HERE.  The Safari Ballet Stamp set and card idea was also showcased in the video … adorable, right?!

Safari Ballet

Lastly, if you love pets and have a few of your own, I think you’ll enjoy these stamp sets and the watercolor look that was showcased here:


You can Shop HERE on my Website or if you are going to be near Nashua, New Hampshire, I’ll be @ the Courtyard Marriott with Cool Crops.  I’ll have the Water Color Paints, paper and brushes as a kit and some cute samples on hand.  Happy Fall Crafting!

2016 Crop Schedule POSTED HERE …

2016 is going to start off with a BIG BANG for Cropping Events!  I just got word from Cool Save the DateCrops about their schedule and I’ve marked my calendar of all the events I will be attending through JUNE!

In addition, I’ve added my own BYO Crops (“BYO” … means Bring your Own/Buy your Own … making it extremely affordable).  I live in Portsmouth/Newington NH area and there are so many places to get a fast bite or more of a sit-down meal within 10 mins. of my home. Restaurants a-plenty and a food court @ the Fox Run Mall (5 mins. away).

photo of Link to CropBelow is a quick peek of the year ahead, but if you scroll down and look @ the right hand column on the front page of MY BLOG  … you can View the complete SCHEDULE (here’s a photo of what you are looking for … )

All the DATES are shown and just a click away to the details or organizers’ site for you to connect with!

January:  I’ll be working 3 weekends at Cool Crops and Snowflake Crop.

February:  I’ll be hosting my own BYO Crops and a Cool Crop event

March:  I’ll be vending @ 2 events, Cool Crops & Crop on the Cape

April:  BYO Crops & Cool Crops

May:  BYO Crops

June:  BYO Crops

workshop 7If you would like to check out my WORKSHOP/CROP area, click HERE to view. Register for BYO Crops via email @  Limited to 12 per crop, making it nice and cozy.

If you need a hotel room, I love to use PRICELINE for the best deals!  So many hotels in the area to get a really great rate.

A fantastic Opportunity can be yours …

Do you enjoy crafting, card making, scrapbooking … having fun with your friends?  Here’s an awesome opportunity for you.  You can enjoy sharing your passion and JOIN Close To My Heart!  It’s in the BAG .. and you can have it for FREE when you join in October.

It's in the Bag

The Consultant kit is only $129 and has over $445 worth of products and business materials to help you get started right away.  You can click HERE to view the complete list of products that you will receive.  It’s an awesome list and will help you get off to a fantastic start with your new adventure!

Recruiting kit

This can be just the start for you!  We have a REWARDS program for your first 90 days where you can achieve more products for FREE!  It’s called Straight to the Top and you can view the complete program HERE as well as FAQ’s on becoming a consultant.

If this sounds GREAT to you, SIGN UP HERE on this LINK!

If you have any questions, please email me @ or call me @ 732 266 1287.

welcome_butterflys-c86f5638fb1ddd9b619c0689c93dce55I’m proud of my team, Coastal Stars!  We ROCK in Sales!  We have trip EARNERS (3 to 4 join me each year) and share our creativity on our Team Facebook Page.  Monthly conference calls and tips can help you achieve your goals, if you are seeking a business opportunity for growth.  If you want to be a crafter and get products at a discount, my team is for you too!  A quick jump start tip will show you how to get the most free product EACH MONTH!


Sangria Kit of the Month

At first when I saw the Sangria Workshop on the Go, I was ‘ok’ with it.  Not jumping up and down … or totally excited.  But I AM NOW!  It really is so nice to see the color combination, using a deep purple and berry for Fall, adding orange to the mix.  OMgosh!  Lovin’ it for sure!  I used my scraps to make these 3 cards … each one completely different:

Sangria 06

If you have been looking for a layout or two for FAMILY, look no further.  I really love these 4 pages .. the bottom two are BONUS 7 & 8 and can be generational (brother, sister, mother, grandparent, etc.). Or you can forego the titles and create the layout for your own photos of choice:

Sangria 02

Sangria 05

In the layouts above, I really loved using the Bronze Shimmer Trim and adding a little extra ‘shimmer’ to the pages.  Not too much … but enough to add some pizzazz.

Now these next 4 pages are colorful, fun and really POP!  I loved using the Coral Shimmer Trim on these pages.  I used our new Cricut ARTISTRY to cut the pumpkins and create the title on the bottom layout.  I love to distress my papers, so I did add some sponging and sanding to add another layout of depth.

Sangria 03 Sangria 04

I think you’ll love the stamp set in the Sangria Workshop on the Go.  I really did use the set on all the pages (which is something I rarely do).  The stamps are lovely, useful and one to add to your collection.

If you are not a stamper, you can duplicate the artwork too but forego the stamps.  Use what you have; add cricut cuts or titles of your choice; paper flowers would work great too.  The Sangria Complements have a lot in them so it would be a nice addition for layouts and cards.

Below is the full detailed information.  When you look at my shopping list, it’s detailed because I don’t know what you own.  So you can pick and choose what you want or need (you may already own the shimmer trim).  The slideshow is awesome to check out because it has all the photos of the 8 pages and close ups of certain features on layouts.

Many of my customers enjoy earning FREE and/or Discounted Product when they scrapbook queenbecome a member of the Monthly Rewards Club.