Welcome to my Close To My Heart Blog

Scrapbooking and Scrapping are two of my favorite things to do! I love pictures and want to leave a legacy for my children.

I sell Close To My Heart products because I tlove the quality and ease of these items. They definitely help me scrap faster, simpler, easier.

All new customers will receive free shipping with any order of $50 or more from now through October 31.

You can view the Fall/Winter idea book at:
and the other current idea books at: http://www.closetomyheart.com/Ideabooks/index.aspx

Idea books are also available for purchase for $2 each.

If you are interested in learning about my specials and hot
Close To My Heart deals please contact me at mebfalcon@yahoo.com so I can add you to my e-mail list.

If you love the idea of photo albums but would like someone to do it for you please contact me. In addition to traditional scrapbooks and gifts, I create digital books using photoshop to make one of a kind books. Go to http://www.memorydesigns.blogspot.com/ to see some of these items along with other Close To My Heart projects.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Everyday Celebration

From now until September 30 you can get a stamp set, paper, unique shaped card bases, embellishments, and ink to make 16 cards for FREE! The papers in this kit are beautiful and work for anyone! The best part is the stamps are so versatile.

Here are 8 of the cards designed with the paper provided (you can make a total of 16 cards with the paper provided but the stamps can be used forever!)

everyday celebration cards 1

This is how I used the same layouts on regular cards with different paper for a whole new look.


Here's how you can own this great kit.
  1.  Host a party in September with total sales of $400 or more
  2.  Purchase $60 worth of stamps in September (not counting the stamp of the month)
  3.  Purchase it outright for $39.95.

Want to become a better scrapper or card maker?

If you are interested in either taking an occasional class or a monthly group please let me know that either in the comments area or via e-mail. I am interested in teaching some of the many techniques I've learned since joining CTMH. There are many ways this can be done. The best way is a monthly group. We could set it up so the cost would be between $17 and $35 per month. Then we would rotate so that you could be the hostess for the month and receive the party benefits. The other thing I could do is offer classes. If there is something you would like to learn please send me a note or comment and let me know what you would be interested in.

CTMH has new Workshops On The Go that offer a complete kit with a level 2 paper pack, layout guide (for layouts and cards), embellishments, and a unique stamp set (not available in the current catalog) for $29.95 which is a discounted price from purchasing everything individually (value could be up to $35.95). The kits for this catalog are shown below. There are many great things about these kits but a couple of them are that you can flip the b&t paper (patterned paper) over for a whole different look so the layout or card becomes your design. Rotate the layout and change the paper for a whole new look.

Here is how I took the Grace Workshop on the Go kit and made it my own by changing the title from a wedding theme to a thanksgiving theme. Now I'm all ready to scrap my Thanksgiving 2009 pictures. I also made a few cards that are perfect for many occasions. I have a lot of paper left for more layouts or cards, whichever I choose.

Why You Should Become a Better Scrapper or Card Maker

Better may not be the right word. I firmly believe that there is not one way to scrap. All scrappers should make sure they create pages that reflect who they are. I can guarantee that CTMH products will help you make your pages quicker. Whether you use level 1 or 2 paper packs your pages are sure to look pulled together in no time at all.

I can tell you why you should become a card maker! Cost savings. Yes, there are some initial costs to get started but if you consider that most cards today cost at least $3 each and you probably send at least 20 birthday cards alone each year. Think of all the thank you cards, anniversary cards, and more you probably send as well. That can really add up. Plus there is nothing like a homemade card in this technical world.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why You Should Host A Party

As you continue enjoying my virtual open house I think you will see a lot of great products that you would either like to use yourself or would make a great gift. Just think how much fun it would be to get things for FREE!

You start earning free product with a party of only $150! ($25 in free product) Trust me that is so easy to do. Get that up to $400 and you not only earn $60 in free product, the Everyday Celebration card kit (for a party in September) but also one half price item (anything in the catalog can be half price!)

I will also give the Petite Perks ($6.95 value) stamp set to the hostess of any show with total sales of $150 or more. This is perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

September Stamp of the Month

Every month CTMH has a stamp of the month. This stamp can be purchased outright ($22.95), purchased with a discount (see below) or even received for FREE. This set is very versatile and would be great for scrapping or card making.
Spend $25 receive the stamp set for $17.21
Spend $50 receive the stamp set for $11.48
Spend $75 receive the stamp set for $5.74
Spend $100 receive the stamp set for FREE!


Wedding Album Sample

Album Samples

This sample is of a 9x9 CTMH album. This sample was designed for a wedding but you could easily change out the papers and make a great easy album for a vacation, new baby or special event. The new snapease albums make it a breeze to add pages and the albmus lay flat. All products are acid and lignin free and designed to last for generations. I would be more than happy to show you how to make your own!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Candy Box

This candy box is a quick and inexpensive gift to make for a co-worker, friend or a child's teacher. It can be easily customized to celebrate a birthday or any holiday. I wrapped Hershey Nuggets in matching paper for a great look.

Gift Ideas

There are so many gift ideas you can do with CTMH products and a little time. There is no better gift than one made from the heart. You may have seen these before but I thought with gift giving season upon us I would post them again. These might make a great class as well, let me know if you are interested.

Memory Box
Perfect for a baby shower gift (decorate the box and put the gift inside - it's a 2 for 1 gift), a place to store special mementos from your wedding or special vacation, card holder for either special cards you've received or cards ready to send. I've also made one to store special souvenirs from his high school days. The possibilities are endless.

This is one I made for my cousin's son.
Memory Box

Memory Box

These are great to make as gifts for friends, co-workers or even your spouse. They can be customized to fit any decor and can include pictures that will remind the recipient of favorite occasions.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Gifts for You!

If you have looked through this blog or the catalog (viewable online at http://www.closetomyheart.com/Ideabooks/index.aspx or buy one from me for only $2)and found some things you'd love to have feel free to send me an e-mail with your wish list and the name/e-mail of who you'd like me to send it to. Your husband, brother or friend would probably be thrilled to get you what you want for the next special occasion. I can help you make it easy for them!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Now is Your Chance to Win Tickets

Well, you must love scrapping and stamping if you've made it this far. Now all you need to do is send me an  e-mail and let me know that you visited my blog. Let me know if you are interested in any products, a catalog or hosting a party. If someone else sent you to my blog please make sure you tell me who so they can earn extra tickets. You can forward it on as well. Also, if you would prefer not to receive any more e-mails from me please let me know.