Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December

Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December


Save up to 30% on Story by Stacy™ Story Starter Workshop Kits

Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter — a fun 4″ × 4″ workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love!

Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 20% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%! You can also receive your choice of one of the featured stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!

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31 Days of Memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!   I got my album cut and I need to put it together.  We are doing 31 days of Jingles, our elf!

Stamp of the Month:

When you purchase Candy Cane Alphabet for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00, you’ll get this Kit of the Month free!  It comes cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.

Collection of the Month:

Workshop Guides:

I have several workshop guides available to help you get your crafting done.   You can check them out in more detail in my Special Peeps FB Group.   When you purchase $25.00 of supplies from my website, you get to pick a workshop of your choice and I’ll send it to you electronically.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the December specials.  Tell your story now through the Story by Stacy collection with Story Starter!

Stamp of the Month Fun

Stamp of the Month Fun!

Using both the Stamp of the Month S1810 Thanks and Giving and the paper collection, Grateful Heart, this card came together well.

I love the little leaves peaking out through the circles.  Use 3D foam tape to pop up the panel with the circles so you can get some great depth under the branches.

Use a spray pen with some sapphire reinker and water/alcohol mixed together to get the spray pattern.  It’s a wonderful thing to be able to create your own colors of spray to match whatever project you are working on.  Creating fun looks is really easy to do.  A word of caution.  Make sure to have the floor/area protected so clean up is easy!

The set is $18.95 or $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00.  When you do this, you’ll get the Kit of the Month for free!  Comes to you all pre-cut and ready to stamp along with Happy Mail and your choice of directions to several workshop.  You can have a lot of fun with this kit.

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

  • Holiday Sparkle.Who doesn’t love shaker cards?  Create this wonderful cut-above kit for your holidays cards!
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the October S1809 Just Treats for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive the Holiday Sparkle Kit FREE!($29.95 value)   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart .  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  This is another great stamp of the month from CTMH and is lots of fun!  Get yours today so you can get your free kit of the month!!

October Sparkle

October Sparkle

While October brings a slow down for specials with CTMH, it bring an wonderful bit of sparkle to our lives. The special is Holiday Sparkle and you can ready more about how to get these great shaker cards in your hands. It’s truly a fun kit in time to help you get ready for the Holidays.

The Holiday Expressions brings us Grateful Hearts and Hello Pumpkin Collections! It’s free for everyone who places any order of any amount! Wahoo!!! They have reduced the cost to $3.00/Idea Book. New Cricut collection, new stamps, 5 paper collections, and more. I’ve look through it several times and have the longest dream list.

Check out our last special – “The Important Things”. It’s an exercise to get us to slow down. To take time to focus on the important things in our life.

Last but not least, I want to thank all of YOU – my amazing customers and friends – who support me. I crossed the finish line to the cruise last week and it became official last month. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.

Holiday Sparkle – October 1–31

Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions. Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle, which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards.

Hostess Bonus: Hostess Bonus: When an October party order total reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards, the hostess of that party qualifies for a FREE Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® Card Kit! The party must have an October Gathering date and be submitted no later than November 5, 2018.

New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a new Consultant in October will receive a Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® Card Kit in their New Consultant Kit FREE!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week

Join The Family and The Fun!

CTMH can be anything you want to be. You can support your hobby by getting discounts on quality products. You can have a wonderful community of creative people to share ideas, develop long term friendships, and have fun with. You can build a business tailored to meet you and your family’s needs. Earn incentive trips. CTMH is what you make it and what you need it to be.  Join for $75.00, get a $50 CTMH Dollar shopping spree.  Reach $150 in sales before the end of the month and receive a set of 12 Boutique cards that are ready to be stamped and assembled (you need to order in the stamps and embellishments) free!  =)

For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a new Consultant in October will receive a Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® Card Kit in their New Consultant Kit FREE!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!

Plus, as a member of the World Wide Stampettes (WWStampettes) first downline, you’ll get some more free goodies from me. Card kits to help you with samples. I have 3 cut kits for 12 Boutique Cards where you need to get the stamps and embellishments. You’ll have 12 beautiful cards, sure to impress your friends and family! I’ll help doing your first home gathering or FB show. Private 1st DL group with some fun going on in there. Come on join our crafty community and have some fun. =)

Preferred Customers:

A new program has launched October 1 – Preferred Customer. You can sign up with CTMH as a consultant. Should you not be able to make the quarterly minimums, you drop down to Preferred Customer. The quarterly minimums are $100 and you receive 10% off! =) Super exciting, right? You can attend events, enjoy the fun, and family that CTMH has to offer.

Seasonal Launch

I’ll be hosting a Seasonal Launch on December 1, 2018. Consultants and Preferred Customers can attend!! I’ve opened up to any Consultant or Preferred Customer who wants to come and travel over to Bowie, MD. You can register for the Seasonal Launch in the Online Office under Events. Look for Seasonal Launch. I’m the 4th option in Bowie, MD.

Important Things – September 15 – December 31

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album. The generic theme of this album featuring the bright colors and patterns in the Perfectly Imperfect Picture My Life™ cards make this a versatile workshop you can offer for customers to create for themselves, give as a gift, or even do both!

The Important Things Bundle – CC9900 includes:
– 2 sheets Hello Pumpkin Bulk paper (12″ x12″)
– 8 cardstock sheets (12″ x 12″): 1 Black, 1 Candy Apple, 2 Lagoon, 4 White Daisy
– 9 Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™: 5 – 6″ x 8″, 2 each of 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″, 4 Flips Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ (2 each of 4″x 6″ and 3″ x 4″)

Additional items needed
– Everyday Life™ Album—Black (Z4219)
– Picture My Life™ Cards—Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
– Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
– Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
– Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Additional recommended items
– My Acrylix® Erin’s Hand Alphabet Stamp Set (E1039)
– Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2805)
– Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6509)
– Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2895)
– 1″ x 1″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1000)
– 1″ x 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
– 2″ x 6½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
– Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
– Adhesive

Check the FB groupout for the reference materials and directions!

Featured Paper Collections:  Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart

Both of these collections wrap Fall up in a bow! Family pictures taken recently that need to be scrapbooked. Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, apple picking, Halloween, family reunion, school pictures, and the list goes on for this time of year. Make some home decor or cards, the matching stamp sets along with the Cricut collections, you can do amazing things.

Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart workshops are coming for your creative pleasure. Stay tuned as they come out! =)

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

Thanks and Giving — October Stamp of the Month

Item Number: S1810

Look at these sayings! Whenever we are focused on who or what we have and being grateful for it, the world looks a whole lot better. With the house, heart, flowers, and leaves, you can create a lot of different cards and pages.

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive a Project Kit FREE.

Thank you so much for helping me earn the cruise!

Just Treats Shaker Cards

Just Treats Shaker Cards  

Did you know you receive a free kit of the month when you purchase S1809  Just Treats for $5.00?  The set is $18.95.  When you make a purchase of $50.00 on my website, you’ll be able to add in S1809 Just Treats for $5.00.  Here’s the kit:

Now, I wanted to show you useful these kits are.  Once you’ve created the cards which are in the kit, you can take the directions and more more!  On the Card Reference guide which you use for assembling the cards (they are cut and ready to stamp/thin cut/assemble), you’ll seen under the pictures “Card Recipe”.  The dimensions of each piece provided for you.  This makes is very easy to recreate these cards, either using the same stamp set or another one.  I’ve created two different shaker card series.  I did a FB Live on the first one on Sunday.   The first picture is a collage of the 6 cards I made using the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pack and the new thin cut shaker supplies we offer!


Here are the supplies you need to create the shakers:


Here’s one of the Hello Pumpkin Shake Cards:

Stay tuned for my Coffee Themed Grateful Heart shaker cards!!

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.    You can see these cute shaker cards show how S1809 Just Treats Kit of the Month is very useful and versatile outside of the cards you receive with the kits.    Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

I Craft So Hard

I Craft So Hard


“I craft so hard I sweat GLITTER” is one of my favorite sentiment saying in the August Stamp of the Month, S1808 For The Love of Crafting.  This card is fun to make with the left over pieces of glitter paper and shimmer tape you have around.    Gold Glitter Gems and some Prisma Glitter adds some more bling to the card.  =)

There is a free Kit of the Month for everyone who gets this stamp set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  The “matching” card using the same sentiment, from the kit is this:

This card uses one of the embossing folders to create a base of the card.  Documented paper for the other pieces along with some gold glitter paper!  Best of all – all of this is cut for you when you get the kit.  You’ll need the stamp set, the embossing folder, pen/markers, along with the stapler.  So nice to just get a kit to put together when you get it.  Envelopes are included.

Did I mention if you join our team, WWStampettes, in August, I’ll send you this kit as well for free because it’s so awesome!  Come and join our fun!!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  I craft because I love it!  This stamp set is close to My heart because it has so many fun sentiments that celebrate this love.  I hope you don’t miss out.

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

“Do what you love” is so very important, don’t you agree.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been a part of Close To My Heart (CTMH) because I love crafting and I want some of the best products for this.   We were relocating to Guam and I was honestly, in a panic about where I’d get my crafting supplies from!  I wanted to be sure I was able to get paper, stamps, and scrapbooks.   Getting them at a discount was just an added bonus for me.

From a simple decision to join CTMH (formally DOTS when I joined), I gained so much more than a discount.  I gained a community of amazingly talented artists to inspire me.  Friends, both as customers and consultants, who have walked 18 years of life with me.    We’ve laughed, cried, and created memories to last a lifetime.  You just can’t go wrong with this.   Look at this amazing kit you receive plus you’ll get a $50.00 CTMH Cash shopping spree to pick the supplies you want in your kit and a free Magical Paper Pack.  It’s really a “Consultant Kit Your Way”!   Did I mention that you get to pick your new supplies from the upcoming Holiday Expressions because consultants get a “preview” period where we can order ahead of everyone else!   The value is over $200.00 for an investment of $75.00 (over 60% discount).


Join our team, WWStampettes, this month and get the “Kit of the Month” for free!  You’ll only need to have the Stamp of the Month to create this cards.  The cards are cut and ready for you to stamp.  Embellishments are included!  =)  


Here’s a sample of one of the cards, a different take on the same sentiment:

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  Do what you love and join our amazing company to get the best of both world – top of the line crafting supplies and a wonderful community!

I Sweat Glitter!

I Sweat Glitter!

Have you seen the August Stamp Of the Month, S1808 For The Love of Crafting, with it’s great saying “I craft so much I sweat glitter!”?  I’ve had so much fun with this stamp set!

I made these pens for my team at Convention this year:

Take a pen and use the charms that are on clearance to decorate it.  Slide into a cello bag and put a topper on it.  Central Park Paper was used because it’s so cheerful!  Did I mention if you purchase this stamp set for $5.00, you’ll get this free kit of the month?

I have several more cards to share before the end of the month because I’ve had so much fun with it.

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope craft so hard, you sweat glitter too!

Free Kit of the Month

Free Kit of the Month

The free kit of the month is 5 cards featuring the Stamp of the Month (SOM).   S1808 For The Love Of Crafting is here to celebrate your love for crafting!!  Look at these wonderful sentiments and images:

Here’s two crafty samples from CTMH.  The card, with it’s layers, is wonderfully put together.


The scrapbooking page is randomly stamped to create a background.  It’s my favorite.



Get your free kit when you order the Stamp of the Month for $5.00.  They are cut and ready for you to assemble.  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

WOW – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

Wow – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

There is so much going on in August with CTMH, you just have to check this out.  There is something for everyone!  More to come as we go through the month.

Specials – there are 3!

Here’s To You:

July 15 – August 31 Exclusive Product Offering

The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions!

Bring Back My Pack – Magical:

Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

You’ve Got Class:

Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!


Create with Heart – New Monthly Subscription!!

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking!  Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them.   I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month.  You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping:

Check out the September Kit:


Stamp of the Month – August – S1808 For the Love of Crafting

With a $50.00 purchase you can get this awesome set for $5.00 and receive this free Kit of the Month from me:


Paper of the Month – Documented



This is the last month of the Seasonal Expressions and the Annual Inspirations!  In fact, the Annual Inspirations will be no more.  We will be moving to three catalogs each year.  In fact, the retirement list is extensive so be sure to get what you need, this month.  Here is the retirement list:  2018-retiring-list (1)

Join Our Creative Community!

There are so many great reasons to join CTMH, you can read more about them here.In August, when you join, you’ll get the Magical Paper Pack free.  

There is a new Consultant kit to welcome in the Holiday Expression as August is the preview month for all consultant for the new product.

There is so much going on in August, I’m sure I missed somethings.  Be sure to check this out.  Thanks for letting me take up some space in your mailbox!


Scrappy First Home

Scrappy First Home

This card is Created from Central Park scraps, thus the name Scrappy first home. The background for the card is knotted on black I’m sorry Pacifica paper. The sentiment is stamps from the July stamp of the month s1807 Highlight Reel.

My friend Jon picked out the house and tree and I fussy cut them from a background and texture paper that had a variety of different houses on it.  I use 3D foam tape both the regular and thin to create dimension so that the tree look like it was behind the house a little bit.

With some leftover Gold Shimmer trim, Central Park sequins,  gold glitter gems, and gray twine, I was able to embellish the card.  The pile of left over embellishments is just as big as the scrap box!  LOL.  Twine is held down with the mini-stapler!  This is such a quick and efficient way to adhere the twine to the card.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  This scrappy First Home card helped to use some of my scraps up.  =)