Thursday, December 29, 2016

Boxing Week Sale - Day 4!


Today's Boxing Week Sale items are from our Base & Bling product line! These pendants and charms can be used on necklaces, bracelets, key chains, as well as cards, layouts and other gift items! Here are a few ideas:









Get these items while supplies last between 5:00pm EST today and 4:50pm EST tomorrow!

Click here to browse and shop!

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: DIY Christmas Gift Bag



In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “25” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to add your own personal touch to a plain brown paper gift bag using the shapes on this key.

*Note: if you are receiving this by email, you will need to click on the post title to view on my blog or click here to view on YouTube.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Stonewall Resort Winter Crop Update!


For those attending my Stonewall Resort Winter Crop, the deadline to reserve your hotel room is January 3rd! There are a few of you that still need to do that! Get all of the details here: http://www.creatingwithchristine.com/p/stonewall-resort-crop.html
or call the resort directly: 
Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447
Main: 304.269.7400

I have also begun to add kits you can order to make on your own to the Event's Page here:
Leave me a comment or contact me if you would like to order any of these to make at the crop.

I will be adding workshops January 1st that you can sign up to participate in. Space will be limited, so be sure to sign up if you want a spot!

Let me know if you have any questions!
Looking forward to our getaway weekend!

Boxing Week Sale - Day 3!




Today's Boxing Week Sale includes our fabulous Everyday Life Album and 2017 Planner Pages at HALF PRICE! As well as mini albums and pages. What a deal! This offer valid while supplies last from 5:00pm EST today through tomorrow at 4:59pm EST.

Click here to browse and shop the half price deals now!

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Snowflake Garland & Christmas Tags



In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “21” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We show you how to create an adorable snowflake garland for the holidays and some Christmas gift tags.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Boxing Week Sale - Day 2!



We have some fabulous deals in our Boxing Week Sale today! Lots of accessories and paper kit bundles!

Click here to check out today's deals!

This deal is only good from 5:00pm (EST) today through 4:59pm (EST) tomorrow!

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Christmas Scrapbooking & Gift Wrapping...



In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “48” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We show you how to create some adorable paper holly leaves and pine needles to add to the top of your holiday presents, as well as a beautiful Christmas scrapbook page.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Christmas Shadow Box



In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “49” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to make a Christmas shadow box with paper poinsettias, pinecones, and pine branches.

*Note: if you are receiving this by email, you will need to click on the title/link to read it on my blog page so you can see the video. Or click here to view the video on YouTube.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Boxing Week Sale!


We're celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you'll save 50% on select items. The fun starts at 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 4:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday. Then, a whole new set of deals will begin!

Check every day from Monday through Thursday at 5:00 pm (EST) to get a jump start on each day's sale! These deals are only available on my website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

At the beginning of the sale, visit my website and click on Promotions to see each day's deals. 


Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Fall Scrapbooking



In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with the “24” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you create a beautiful fall-themed scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project.

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Boy Scrapbook Page



In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with the “15” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you create a beautiful themed scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. The artwork featured in this video shows a masculine scrapbook page that’s perfect for a boy, father, husband, or grandfather.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Baby or Little Girl Scrapbook



In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with the “6” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you create a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. This artwork features adorable flowers, like lilacs, that are perfect for creating a baby girl and little girl scrapbook.

Click here to order your Flower Market Cricut Collection today!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Baby Scrapbook



I'm going to be sharing some videos using our newest Cricut Collection: Flower Market! This video focuses on the images on Key 10. There are more videos to come!

Happy Creating!

Large Paper Flower Tutorial



In this video, Gina will show you how EASY it is to create these large paper flowers to quickly create a festive backdrop for any occasion! These flowers are also shown on pg. 14 of our Holiday Expressions Catalog

Happy Creating!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 2016 Promotions!

I am so excited to share this month’s great promotions with you in one big post... 


 Adorable mini albums for celebrating the little things you love! So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need! 

 Plus, CTMH has partnered with Persnickety Prints this month to have your small photos printed at a discount! Persnickety Prints’ archival photo chemical process is water resistant and resists fading. They are a great option for photo processing those smaller photos that fit in our mini albums. 

 Choose from the following: 

 Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198 Instalife™ Album—Blush #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous #Life™ Overlays—Gold Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4" Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2" Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95 

 Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle | CC1197 Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean #Life™ Cards—Enjoy #Life™ Overlays—Black Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4" Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2" Retail Value: $27.75 Your Price: $18.95 

 Adventure Mini Album Bundles | CC1200 Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes My Crush® Adventure Calls Memory Protectors™ (Choose 6" x 8" (CC1199), 4" x 6" (CC1200), or 3" x 4" (CC1021)) Retail Value: $29.85 Your Price: $19.95 

 * Offer valid December 1–December 31, 2016, while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling and tax apply. 

 Stamp of the Month — Thoughtful Flowers 

 With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5! 

 Set of 14 Recommended My Acrylix® blocks: 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003) 
 Click here to order your Stamp of the Month. 

 Planners Gonna Plan! 

 Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. 

Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you! 

 Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album 

 Everyday Life™ Striped Album 

 Planner Pages without Album 

 Get your planner today because this planner system is only available while supplies last!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday SALE!


Love getting a great deal on crafting supplies to add to your stash? For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! 

For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone! 

 Be sure to visit my website on Friday to order your Surprise Stash Mystery Boxes!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Oh Deer Christmas Cards!


Are you ready for more sparkly Christmas goodness? The Oh Deer papers are soft, winter colors. I've paired one of the papers with gold and white glitter paper and gold embossing powder for sparkly winter wonder!

These cards are super simple and perfect to introduce to my crafty girls at work! It's unfortunate, but the pictures really don't do these justice. They are beautiful monochromatic, glittery splendor!


One side of the paper has pine cones and evergreen branches. I've added a couple of snowflakes using our Thin Cuts - Snowflakes and added some retired Gold Glitter Gems to the center!

The other side of the paper has deer in the woods. Even though the deer are randomly placed, going in all directions, it's unfortunate the gold deer is upside down on this card! (I wish I would have changed that before I took the picture!)

I added a white glitter snowflake on top of the large gold glitter snowflake on this card.

I'll be offering this workshop to my girls at work and my monthly club at home. But it is something you can EASILY do on your own at home! Simply add the Christmas sentiment of your choice and a glittery sparkle to the center of the snowflakes!



Happy Holidays Christmas Card Kit!


If you love the bright colors of Christmas, you will LOVE these festive cards! By simply adding a few items to the Happy Holidays Card Kit you can create these in no time at all!







The Happy Holidays Kit includes:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size) 
1 – sheet City Sidewalks Paper 
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Willow) 
1 – gold shimmer trim (Z1985) 
10 – white card bases and envelopes

The extras you will need to make the cards above include:
1 sheet White Glitter Paper
Thin Cuts - Snowflakes
Red Enamel Gems
White Embossing Powder and VersaMark Ink

These cards are simple, yet festive! Anyone can make these! 
Contact me for a copy of the cutting guide and instructions. 
Happy Creating!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Happy, Happy Christmas Special!


Brighten the holiday season with festive scrapbook layouts and décor pieces! Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. I

t all starts with one of our featured 12" x 12" album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! 

Choose your album bundle (D-ring or Post bound), and then choose from the additional products to create beautiful décor gift items or even a mini album! Nothing makes a happy, happy Christmas like holiday crafts! 


Below are a few samples of some of the layouts that you can make. When you order the bundle from my website, be sure to download the instruction guide to make the layouts below in addition to more fun projects. (The link to the download is right below the “add to cart” button on my website.)

Here is the link to the Post-Bound Album bundle.
Here is the link to the D-Ring Album bundle.





With your leftovers, you will be able to create FOUR additional gift projects! Simply add on one or all of the clearance items below to complete your project!

Optional Add On Items to create the four additional gift projects

 Add on the magnetic chalkboard (12" x 14 1/2") to make make this project. You can easily change out the theme and pictures throughout the year!


Add on the display tray (13" x 13 1/4" x 1", with hangers) to make this adorable project!

Add on one of these to make this project. These make GREAT gifts for desks and sofa tables!

(includes Sea Glass Everyday Life Album, 6" x 8" memory protectors, 4" x 6" memory protectors, and 3" x 4" memory protectors) 
Add on this bundle to make an adorable Christmas mini album!

You can view all of the projects in detail by going to my shopping page and clicking on either of the Happy Happy Christmas bundles and downloading the complete guide (under the add to cart button).

Not only will this cover your own Christmas memories, but it will cover a whole bunch of gifts for family and friends too!

Get your project kit and extras before they are gone!

*Offer valid November 1 – November 30, 2016, while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Workspace Wonder NOW available!

Our FABULOUS Workspace Wondercomponents are NOW AVAILABLE!!
**Warning - the first shipment will likely sell out, but more are on the way!**

Workspace Wonder is Close To My Heart’s unique storage solution for crafting supplies and tools. Here’s how it works: Determine which crafting supplies you need to store, purchase the coordinating Workspace Wonder trays and stacks, and then stack them on top of each other to create a storage system that works for you! What’s great about Workspace Wonder is that you only purchase the parts you need, and you can continually rearrange or add more parts as your needs change. Transform your crafting space and organize your supplies in a way that works for YOU with Workspace Wonder.


You have to watch this video where Kristina shows you how easily these pieces fit together and rearrange in a snap!



Are you excited??? I know I am!! Here are a few more arrangements to give you some more ideas:

I've ordered mine and they should be here any day! I can't wait to play with different arrangements and gradually add to them in the days to come! You can get yours on my website here. Remember, if supplies run out, there are more on the way so check back later.

Happy Organizing!!