Category Archives: CTMH

Markers..Nail Polish..It’s all Good

I love when i can find something that has multiple purposes.  Do you Julep? I love the Julep nail colors..and that you can swatch your color on top to you can find what you’re looking for, but what i didn’t love, is how i stored them.They along with the rest of my nail polishes are in a little tray i got at the dollar store, in my dark linen closet..inevitably some just get thrown back if i’m polishing in a hurry, or i’ve polished in the living room and then am just cleaning up for the day, so when it comes time to find a polish I am forever picking out, looking and putting back. I thought to myself i need to find a better system, well, while making some cards one came to me..I thought of the perfect


My Artbin Marker Satchel. I had to immediately get up and grab a couple of julep polishes..and sure enough it was a perfect fit. Now the satchel itself might be a bit overkill, the marker tray (included or sold separately) is perfect. I ordered one for myself, and have it in my medicine cabinet in the bathroom, it fits perfectly on the shelves that were too narrow for anything else. If you are a nail polish collector like so many are these days, the satchel may be a perfect option because it comes with one marker tray and then open space with dividers for the rest, so you could keep your Essie, OPI, China Glaze etc, in those areas.

To celebrate my new found multi use..i’m sharing a discount with you. Order the marker satchel or the marker tray and receive 25% off when you use code JULEP at checkout.



Note Regarding Holiday Shipping

A quick note regarding Holiday shipping – For Hannukah – deadline for rush shipping is 9am PST November 21st, Express shipping deadline 9am PST November 25th. For Christmas deadline for rush shipping is 9am PST December 19th and for express 9am PST 12/23

VSN – Challenge – Case of the Bellies

Over at Splitcoast Stampers and A Muse it was Virtual Stamp Night – the Masquerade Ball.

Here’s the Card I cased from…and here’s mine


Stamps: Favorite Dress (A Muse)
Paper: Shimmer Couture Damask -Pink (Amuse), Colonial White (CTMH), Raven (Bazzill),
Ink: BubbleGum (CTMH) Black (atyou Spica – Copic)
Other: Ribbon (unknown) Punch – Fancy Frames (McGill), Scalloped Circle (Marvy/Uchida), Twinkle Stickers (A Muse)

Around the Block – November Stamp of the Month

Around the Block - Nov SOTM
November’s stamp of the month is called Around the Block! This stamp set is perfect for all things ‘home’ and ‘neighborhood’. Whether, announcing that you’ve moved, having a housewarming for a new or remodeled house, or welcoming new neighbors. This stamp set is super versatile. It can even convey warmth of the home during the holidays. The stamp set is $22.95, however you can earn this stamp set at a discount or for free by doing one of the following:

  • spend $25, earn 25% off and pay just $17.21
  • spend $50 , earn 50% off and pay just $11.48
  • spend $75, earn 75% off and pay just $5.74
  • spend $100 or more and earn the stamp set for free
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    To place your order, email me or visit my website.

    Stampaganza time!

    It’s Stampaganza time!!! Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign.

    From November 3–30, 2009, purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN!
    check them out on my CTMH website.

    Favorite Five!

    Favorite Five
    Why YOU should join my team as an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant during the month of July:

    1. Your start up consultant kit contains $300 worth of products and supplies for only $99
    2. You can choose one or both of the available Bonus Packs (or neither if you prefer)

    The Scrapbooking Bonus Kit has $180 worth of scrapbooking products for only $60 (including an album and Reflections Scrapbook Program book which features over 100 layout designs and cutting guides)

    The Card Making Bonus Kit has $150 worth of products for only $50 (including Originals Card Confidence book with dozens of step-by-step instructions for making beautiful cards)

    3. Only during July when you join my team, you can also choose 5 items from the list below. That’s a possible $98.75 in extra product at absolutely NO COST to you – we’ll even pay the tax and shipping on these! You can get these items whether or not you choose any of the Bonus Packs.

    Choose Your “Favorite Five” from this list of products:

    · My Acrylix Thank You Stamp Set (retail value $22.95)
    · Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit (retail value $34.95)
    · Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (retail value $14.95)
    · Life Delights Memory Showcase Kit (retail value $12.95)
    · My Originals Hello Birdie Card Kit (retail value $12.95)
    · Creative Basics Silhouette Collection (retail value $8.95)
    · HeartFelt Whimsy Die-Cuts (retail value $9.95)
    · All-Out Adventure Rub-Ons (retail value $9.95)
    · Window Charms Squares (retail value $9.95)

    So what doe this mean in terms of value? If you take advantage of both Bonus Kits and the Favorite Five free items, you would spend a total of $209 plus tax and shipping, but receive a total of over $725 in products (a savings of 71%!! Wow!!). Would that get you off to a good start in your business? You bet it would! You just cannot go wrong with an incentive like this one.

    We have a fantastic training program, a solid, caring company and we give you the tools to make you successful. Plus, I’m here for you every step of the way-no matter what your goal is.

    Whether you want to start your own business or just get a great discount (22-50%) on your scrapbooking products, acrylic stamps and inks, now is the time to join Close To My Heart. Feel free to call me to discuss at 650.533.1306 or email me at

    If you’re ready to join right now, then go to my website , click on “Your Opportunities” and you can sign up right away! (You must sign up on my website to be assigned to my team.) I would absolutely love to have you on my team! 🙂

    Christmas in July

    So excited! Got home yesterday from what was a very long day at work to find not one..but two boxes of goodies.

    The first was my kit from The Girls Loft. So in love with this kit. I havent been part of a kit club (other than when i was with TLC..but felt like that was a chore..rather than something fun) for years. I love getting a sampling of items that go together that use hip new product and embellishments. I’m loving the Pink/ Margie..and so perfect for the Girls Inagural kit. My absolute favorite is the Pink Paislee..Holly’s paper is going to be super hard to cut up! This kit and these papers will be perfect for my neice (affectionally referred to as sissy) and some fun pictures from my girls trips.

    The other good box was my Elegant Winter Class kit from Amuse. I took the card class online with Julie last year and am so happy they have done it again this year, especially since I wasnt able to make it up to Sacramento for Julies A Muse a Palooza (AMAP) classes last weekend!

    Wishes do come True

    Wishes Idea Book
    Have you seen the new Wishes card idea book from Close to My Heart. Jeanette Lynton is really up with the trends. Card-making inspiration for single cards or many cards made all at once! Wishes delivers a collection of all new tips, artwork, plus card patterns in a variety of sizes and shapes, including circles! Also features standalone workshops designed to help you create many cards made from a single pattern and cutting guide in a very short time. Envelope template CD included.

    Deal a Day

    Deal a Day
    Did you know there’s a deal a day happening over at my CTMH website? Each day from 9am (MDT) to 8am (MDT) there is a sweetheart of a deal on something from Close to My Heart. Either get an item for free when you purchase a My Acrylix Stamp Set..or a great goodie box at over 60% off retail. I’ve seen some of the goodie boxes and wow..they’re L-O-A-D-E-D!!

    And the best part is that CTMH has dropped the shipping rates drastically for these items..only $3.00…yes you see that right..$3.00 anywhere in the US (all territories too!) for your item and stamp set. Check it out only lasts until June 30th!

    Quick Card for Card Swap

    CTMH,Animal Cookies,Originals

    I participated in a card swap with 5 other CTMH consultants utilizing paper from the new Summer 2009 Catalog. I chose to participate in the Animal Cookies swap, and made a 5×7 card. I made the card with the Level Two Paper Pack , white Grosgrain Ribbon and the Sweet Baby My Acrylix from the Summer 2009 Catalog and the Happy Birthday & For You My Acrylix Stamp sets. The card pattern is modified from Originals, Message Secured. It’s hard to see in the picture but on the center of the flowers I used Liquid Glass.