Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New product Blog Hop! This hop will feature original artwork from talented CTMH consultants using brand new products from the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you've arrived from Lauren Moore's blog } you are on the right track! For a complete list of hoppers please visit Melinda's blog { HERE }. Now, on to the project!

When Paper Fundamentals was first introduced last year it changed my scrapbooking for the better. The kits just make it easy and quick to create beautiful layouts. Don't get me wrong, our other papers are beautiful too, but it's something about the simplicity of the patterns that just draws me in.

 So, when I first saw the new Rustic Home Fundamentals kit I KNEW I just had to have it. It goes perfectly with my family hiking photos don't you think? And, because I needed just a hint of bling I added the new Sea Glass Glitter paper. It's such a pretty shade! I actually think my daughter wants to repaint her bedroom with it!

 For embellishments I stuck to the All Together Complements, popping them up with 3D Foam tape for added interest and dimension.

Thanks for checking out my project. I hope it inspires you to create something using the new Paper Fundamentals line. Please continue on to { Wendy Kessler's blog } for more new product inspiration. If you would like to see all of the products available in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book please contact your local CTMH Consultant or visit my website { HERE }.

Stay crafty,
~Michelle Battitori

Layout Recipe (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Rustic Home Fundamentals (Z3262), Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z3240), All Together Complements (Z3267), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Thin 3D Foam Tape (Z2060)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Be Inspired with Magical!

The Magical papers, compliments, and accessories are fun and versatile! Watch the video* below for project inspiration and ideas:

(If you like the cute card box in the video, be sure to order some before they retire on July 31st.)

*If you are receiving this post via email you may need to click on the post title to see the video.

Happy Crafting my friends!


Friday, July 8, 2016

July Promotions

Early Bird Sign Up Special!
Get new products FREE by joining my team in July!

If you have ever thought about turning your hobby into a lucrative business, now is the time! Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during July is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get:
  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
  • And only during July, you will also receive your choice of a FREE Fundamentals paper packet* and its coordinating Complements with your kit!
These brand new products won't be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first!

* Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged on free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.

To learn more, you may also join us for one of our free upcoming Opportunity Webinars. During the webinar, CTMH will walk through the contents of the New Consultant Kit, talk about the Consultant discount, explain how new Consultants can earn free products, and answer the most frequently asked questions. Those who join the webinar will come away understanding what an incredible opportunity it is to join Close To My Heart.

So mark your calendar and attend one of these free 1-hour webinars! 
Monday, July 11, 6:00 pm PDT
Thursday, July 21, 6:00 pm PDT
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am PDT

Join the Opportunity calls via phone by calling 1-201-479-4595. To join online, go to a few minutes before the scheduled webinar time. You can also simply go to or open the Fuze app and enter the meeting ID: 32980098  If you wish to participate online, we encourage you to download the Fuze application beforehand so you can be all set up to enjoy the webinar when it's time to join.

There are so many reasons to join the CTMH family! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Are you ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application.


Stamp of the Month - From the Notebook

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

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! But hurry. It is only available until the end of the month.

Set of 24
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).

Click here to order your Stamp of the Month. 


Have a crafty day!
~Michelle Battitori

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Last Flash Sale Happening NOW!

The very  last flash sale is happening right now and among the many amazing bundles you can purchase, there are a handful of must-have embellishments bundles. Below are some examples of what you can create with the Assorted Embellishments & Stickers Bundle #4 (CC1088), which includes 1 pack of Basics stickers, 1 pack of black embellishments, and 1 pack of gold embellishments.

Aren't those layouts amazing! And they are all made with just one of the embellishment bundles! Make sure to check out the wide selection of top quality products at discounted prices in our final June Flash Sale. Because it's our final flash sale, we'll be extending this week's sale until Thursday, June 30 .

 See this week's offers! »

Happy Creating!

~Michelle Battitori

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Party Favors & Home Decor, oh my! Time for Friday Flash Sale #3!

Party  favors , home d├ęcor, cardmaking, scrapbooking, papercrafting—we've bundled together all sorts of products to help with all your crafting needs! This week's bundles are only available until 3:00 pm (MDT) on Monday, June 20 . See what's on sale now! 


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday Flash Sale #2!

This week's Close To My Heart flash sale is in full force on { my website }! It began today at 3 pm (MDT) and will end on Monday at 3 pm (MDT). There are some great sales on bundles. The artwork you see here was made using bundle CC1138 and CC1105. Love them! Run on over to { my website } and get your bundles before they're gone!  

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Quick and Easy Father's Day Gift

I made this project last year and realize I forgot to post it on my blog. If you are looking for a quick and easy Father's Day/Grandfather's day gift this one is it! It's simple. It was quick. It's meaningful!

This project uses the 5" x 7" Hinged Display and leftover Picture My Life cards (PML). If you don't have any PML cards just use scraps of your favorite pattern paper!

A few simple embellishments and my dad had an awesome gift to display on his desk at work! 

Happy crafting!