Rolling Tote is IN! And Deal of the Decade

Rolling toteOur first shipment is IN and more is on the way!  Just in time for a GREAT Holiday present: the ROLLING TOTE and matching Tote Bag!

Why not place a $150+ order and earn FREE Rewards?

Email me @ for more information so I can help you get more for free! You’ll also qualify for the Deal of the Decade, Stamp of the Month and FREE Seasonal Expressions and Annual Inspirations.  Watch the informative VIDEO HERE.  

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Read the DEALS and Freebies below …

There’s even more wonderful news … Close To My Heart is celebrating 10 years of our innovative My Acrylix Stamps!  It’s hard to believe we’ve had these clear stamps for that long! Today, we are offering a fantastic Deal of the Decade!  Let me give you a great visual of what you can receive in DECEMBER with a qualifying purchase when you place any order on my website HERE.

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FREE with any order!  This is our *new* Seasonal Expressions booklet.  It contains new papers, workshops, stunning stamp sets and new accessories!  You can view  it online here for a sneak peek, but  why not RECEIVE your FREE Copy and add it to your order?

FAVES:  *new* Hopscotch and white & blue shimmer trim


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Also receive your FREE Annual Inspirations Idea book with any order!  This 190 page catalog is inspiring art, over 10 workshops, awesome products and stamp sets and lots of accessories.  It is good through the end of July 2015!  You can view  it online here, but  why not RECEIVE your FREE Copy and add it to your order?


1412-cc-deal-of-the-decade-us_caWhether looking for holiday gift ideas or having your Wish List completed, purchase only $50 in products and you can purchase as many “C or D” size stamp sets for only $10 each!  That’s a savings of $3.95 to $7.95 depending on what you choose.  When you SHOP HERE, it will prompt you to the LINK to the stamp sets available to choose from.  Making it easy for you to click on exactly the ones you want!

Cutie PieWith a $50 qualifying purchase, you also can add CUTIE PIE stamp set for only $5.00! This is the exclusive Stamp of the Month for December Sales ONLY!  It has a value of $17.95 so you’ll save $12!

But why not start shopping today and enjoy so many wonderful SAVINGS and FREE products today?

AlbumsLastly, for those of you wondering about our *new* Albums, click here to quickly view a video to see the features of our D Ring Binders and *new* Post Bound albums.Our quality albums make great holiday gifts for anyone who loves to preserve their memories.


Shop, Crop or Workshop this weekend

Last event of the year @ My Creative Studio on Friday, December 5th through Sunday, December 7th.  There are THREE WAYS to  join in:

  1. SHOP ... need presents or gift certificates for the Holidays?  Come on over and shop, or call me to purchase any items or Gift Certificates.  732-266-1287 or email @  
  2. CROP ... all three days!  Or pick Saturday or Sunday.  Very intimate setting and a great way to get any crafting done in peace.  :)  Great space, lighting and food.   Read all the details here …
  3. CREATE ... You can come on Saturday or Sunday from 9 to 12; 1 to 4 to create the following Christmas Kits (quantities limited) … or GET IT TO GO.  These kits make great gifts too!   If you would like to add lunch, add $10.

01 Joy Home DecorABOVE, is the last JOY Home Decor item I have left for sale.  Reg. $30, SALE $25.00. It’s all precut and ready to go with ALL the embellishments.

Card Class

Holiday Cards and gift Box Kit above for $30.00.  Create 10 cards and gift box and kit includes beautiful stamp set; 10 cards/envies; silver shimmer trim; red hearts and Snowhaven paper pack.  All cricut cuts are done for you … limited cutting by YOU and the fun begins.


Thank You Card Kit above is $30 and includes 15 cards/envies; stamp set; bronze shimmer trim, gold sequins and directions.

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Birthday 6×6 Accordion Album above is $25.00.  Everything is precut and ready to go!  Includes all the embellishments and directions to put it together.


Celebrate Card Kit above:  $30 and includes 15 cards/envies; stamp set; bling, washi tape and directions for you to make these cards below.  (If you own Banner Wishes stamp set, I’ll substitute with B1442 Belated Birthday which works great for inside sentiments.)

ShippingIf you would like to get any of these TO GO, shipping should be around $5.50.  I can let you know depending on how many kits you purchase.

RSVP: or call @ 732 266 1287 to place an order, join the crop or workshop.  



Cyber Monday Sale

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

*new* Artfully Sent, ARTbooking, ARTISTE & Art Philosophy 

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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® collection found HERE make the perfect addition to any craft room!

Sale starts at 2:00 AM EASTERN time on December 1 HERE on my WEBSITE

You’ll also qualify for A Deal of the Decade and the December Stamp of the Month!  1412-cc-deal-of-the-decade-us_ca

YES!  You can purchase as MANY “C” or “D” Size stamp sets for only $10 each! Savings of $3.95 to $7.95 per stamp set of your choice! There will be a LINK to direct you to ALL the Stamp Sets available to fill UP your cart for $10 each!

Plus you have earned this fun and fancy CUTIE PIE Stamp of the Month.  It has a retail value of $17.95 … but can be yours for only $5.00!

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The Sale is for CYBER MONDAY only and starts @ 2:00 am Eastern Time.

You can SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE for these DEALS and SAVE BIG!

A FUN Crop in Cromwell CT in 2015

I can’t believe it but it’s TRUE!  Cool Crops has availability in April 2015 for YOU!  For all of my cropping friends that want to try a fun and lively venue PLUS 6 ft. of table space at a great price, you can sign up NOW for this event.  I haven’t seen many of my Jersey gals (and it’s probably a few hours drive for you so you can carpool a group); buddies from Croptopia Getaways and other cropping venues.  I would LOVE to see you!

Cromwell April 2015

Here’s the scoop:

$215.00* per person registration includes:

  • A full 6’ x 30” crop table all to yourself for the weekend
  • Crop Room is open beginning Friday at 8am. Room is only closed from 3am – 7am daily!
  • Early bird option to start Thursday at 4pm for only $20.00 more!
  • Breakfast Vouchers for Saturday & Sunday
  • Friday Night Buffet
  • Friday Night Ice Cream Social
  • Saturday Dinner Buffet
  • Sunday Lunch buffet
  • Beautiful new class designed by Cara just for this weekend!
  • Cool Crops Cricut station equipped with 3 Cricuts and 65 cartridges!
  • Access to our extensive lending library of idea books
  • Door prizes & games
  • Awesome new Welcome and Thank you gifts
  • Cool Crops Cash Raffles
  • Linda Brennan – on site massage therapist (available for an additional fee)
  • Click here for Travel and Hotel Information

*Your hotel stay is NOT included. We have secured an awesome Cool Crops block rate of $99 for 1-4 occupants. 


I cannot wait to see YOU!  Please let me know if you are attending!

Yuletide Carol Kit of the Month for November

At Cool Crops in Cromwell, CT, lots of gals really enjoyed seeing the artwork for Yuletide Carol. This kit is perfect for the traditional holiday celebrations, formal family portraits and good ol’ gift opening moments.  I love the BONUS page, shown below that can capture a child’s eye of wonder and magic for the season.


Or … photos of a the first lighting of the tree; wonder and awe of being on Santa’s lap; surprise and glee on Christmas morning; opening the best gift ever and capturing the joy and happiness of the moment; the traditional family photo of loved ones that is your yearly pose.

I loved adding the gold glitter paper to really make the pages pop:

DSC_0002aThese are just a few of the layouts created with Yuletide Carol.  The other 4 pages as well as closeups can be found as a Slideshow HERE on this LINK.

You can find the complete SHOPPING LIST HERE or just order the Basics from Column 1 or Column 2 (a la carte and no stamps).

You can Place your Order HERE on my Website.

When you place an order of $30 or more this month for the Yuletide Carol Kit of the Month, I send you the cutting guide, directions and photos of the artwork for FREE!  Why not JOIN my Monthly Rewards Club (starting December) and earn FREE PRODUCT. You can read all about it HERE.

Holiday Card Workshop

I know many of you love to create your own holiday cards and you may need a day or a place to escape to.  I have the perfect place … My Creative Studio (click here to view photos) in Portsmouth, NH.  You can spend all day creating CARDS for the Holidays and enjoy a wonderful lunch and refreshments.  I also have two cricut machines available to use and my place has excellent lighting; no stairs to climb and is on the main level with its own entry way and bathroom.  Here are the details:

DATES:  Saturday, November 29th or Sunday, November 30th

TIME:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

PLACE:  My Creative Studio in Porthsmouth, NH @ 64 Gundalow Landing (town of Newington right next to Pease Int’l Trading Corp)

RSVP:  by Nov. 18th @ or 732-266-1287 (text too)

Cost:  $10 for lunch and refreshments (bottled water, variety of soda, Kuerig coffee/ tea all day) … plus

  • $30 with your choice of card making kits (extra supplies are available for purchase and are optional):
  • Yes, you can get any of these kits to go and mailed directly to you (plus shipping) if you cannot attend and want these items.

1.  Home for the Holidays … see detail in photos.  If you own the stamp set already, bring it and I’ll give you the November Stamp of the Month. Inks needed: Cranberry & Glacier

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2.  Snowhaven Cards … includes 15 cards/envelopes; stamp set, pattern and cardstock papers, silver shimmer trim and red hearts.  You create 5 of each design below.  Inks needed:  Cranberry, Glacier & Slate


3.  Reindeer & Snowman Cards … includes 10 of each set, precut and ready to go in 5×7 format and includes all the trimmings.  Just stamp saying and put together.  Ink needed: Cranberry

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of if you prefer and need Thank You cards … 

4.  Thank you Cards  includes 15 cards/envelopes; stamp set, pattern and cardstock papers, bronze shimmer trim & gold sequins. You create 5 of each 3 designs.  Inks needed:  Goldrush, Desert Sand & chocolate


Please RSVP by Nov. 18th @ or 732-266-1287 (text too) as I’ll need to order supplies soon.

Extra supplies you may be interested in purchasing to make more cards:

  • Inks:  $5.95 each Cranberry, Glacier or Slate for Christmas; Goldrush, Desert Sand & Chocolate for Thank you
  • Cards:  $17.50 for 50 cards/envies … or $3.50 for 10 cards/envies in reg. size in White Daisy or Col. White
  • Papers:  Snowhaven Paper pack …$6.00 for 1/2;  $11.65 for whole pack; extra cardstock is 80 cents a sheet
  • Accessories:  I’ll have extra Red Hearts, shimmer trim, sequins, bling, etc. on hand for purchase
  • Anything else you may need?  Just ask …

You’ll need your Basic Supplies (I have for sale if needed):

  • 12″ paper trimmer
  • Adhesive: double stick, glue dots and pop ups
  • Scissors
  • Sponge Daubers to add more color if you want too

RSVP:  by Nov. 18th @ or 732-266-1287 (text too)

*new* D Ring Binders and Post Bound Albums available

giftMemory keeping, scrapbooking, leaving a legacy … what a wonderful gift for the Holidays!  I just learned our *new* D Ring binders are available to order right now and they would make a lovely gift for someone special (or YOU) this holiday season.  I did get to see these in person at a meeting I attended in August and I was impressed with the quality and sturdiness.

Therse are a lovely canvas material in a Chevron/Lagoon print or Solid Black.  Here’s a photo of the D Ring album (binder) and it’s $34.95:

Chevron D Ring


PML cards a la carte

Lastly, we also have the same Black Canvas in a Postbound Album that fits either our top loading page protectors as well as our side loading page protectors.  I don’t have a picture to show you but they are very much like our Faux Leather Albums except the finish is black canvas.  The price is $34.95 and can hold 25 page protectors with a new sturdy post that is EASY to open (about 1 1/2″ in height so it may hold even more pages depending on how you scrap).

If you would like to order any of these *new* products,

you can SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE

Tips and Tricks of the Trade: *new* All Purpose Mat

All Purpose Mat1411-mifyh-happy-autumn-card1Close To My Heart added this *new* All Purpose Mat to our collection of useful/helpful products!

It can be used as a SPLAT MAT .. something to use with your sprays and glitzes … or … messy glue jobs and self spraying adhesives.  You can just wipe it clean when you are done.  And if you are love to use ALCOHOL Markers that can bleed through, this mat is sure to catch the extra depth of color on the mat instead of your scrap paper surface.

When Close To My Heart posted the Halloween-themed cards on their Facebook page last month (click here to view the Halloween card.), the background on the Halloween village card captured many hearts across the world. Several of you asked us how it was done. So CTMH took your questions to the artist herself, and not only was she generous enough to show us her methods, but she also created yet another stunning card for us that illustrates this beautiful technique.

I just love this Tip & Trick of the Trade use for this All Purpose Mat. The above card is a beauty, right?  Well, the extra dimensional look color look is achieved by using the All Purpose Mat, Ink pads, water spray and cleaner spray. The tutorial is below (or click here for the blog post):

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The technique used to create this kind of background centers on our all-purpose mat. (This tutorial will only add more truth to its name!) The non-slip surface makes it perfect for mixing ink and water to create special artistic effects.

Here are the products used to create the above idea:

Your beautiful background is now complete. Now all you need to do is add your embellishments and other additions to complete your card.  This technique is full of possibilities, so feel free to experiment with it in other ways, too. We’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy crafting!  If you would like to make a purchase, Click Here to go Shopping.

You can subscribe to Jeanette Lynton’s BLOG for Close To My Heart HERE.

November Stamp of the Month & FREE Call tonight

Isn’t this an adorable card?


It was created using the November Stamp of the Month, It’s the Little Things that can be yours for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50 purchase on my Website HERE.

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Don’t forget I have a FREE Conference Call and Screen Sharing tonight on Studio J!  You’ll learn how to create your own photos to be developed; digital scrapbooking layouts that are fast, quick and easy!  Plus, if you are looking for RETIRED papers, Studio J is the best place to find them!  

Here are the DETAILS for the being on the phone and your computer at the same time.  You may want to get yourself on the Free Screen Share link EARLY so you can be ON TIME for the call (I highly recommend getting set up now for tonight’s call so you can enjoy the fun!):


Dial IN on the Telephone Conference Call: 

  • Date: Tuesday, November  4th
  • Time: 9:00 pm – 10.00 pm eastern
  • Conference Call Dial-In Number: 559-546-1230
  • Meeting ID: 679-672-038

FREE Screen Share on your computer @ the same time as on the phone:

  • Meeting Link: 
  • Date: Tuesday, November  4th
  • Time: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm eastern
  • Meeting ID: 679-672-038Once you are on the website, in the box all the way to the right that says “join a meeting”, enter your info and the meeting ID. (if you have never used the program before, you will first have to create an account)

    **It would be extremely helpful if you could try to log in to the screen share and phone conference about 10 minutes early so if you have any technical difficulties we can get them straightened out prior to the meeting starting**

Hope to see you tonight!


NEW While Supplies Last items for sale NOW

I just checked out my website to place an order today and saw NEW ITEMS on the While Supplies Last section!  It’s been a long time coming!  Here’s a photo of some of them: 

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Remember … they are only there until they are sold out!


Here’s the artwork for Huntington Papers & Stickers plus Rosewood Mini Medley’s Z1857 ($5.95).