Do You Like the New Workshops your Way Kits?

With the publishing of this current Idea Book we saw the old “Workshops on the GoClose to my Heart Workshops ” go away and the new “Workshops Your Way” kits introduced. This is the Workshops Your Way Penelope Kit.

Workshops Your Way™ Penelope Scrapbooking Kit Contents:

1 – Penelope Paper Packet (X7207B)
1 – Penelope Complements (X7207C)
2 – Cardstock Sheets (2 White Daisy)
1 – Limeade Washi Pack (Z3198)
1 – Playful Puffies (Z3205)
Featured Colors: Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Pixie, Thistle, White Daisy

Use the materials and the online guide to create three traditional layouts and one Picture My Life™ layout.

You will find the project instructions here.

Come back later today and I will show you the cards and scrapbook page you can make with this great Workshops Your Way  kit.

2016 Close to my Heart Retiring Stamp Sets Announced

CTMH Clear Acrylic StampsIt happens every year, stamp sets retire to make was for new ones. Sometimes we see stamp sets we loved, but were waiting to buy – the time is now! These stamp sets will be retired on April 30th of this year and with March’s Stampaganza going on it is the perfect time to get that stamp set! I have a list below of all the retiring stamp sets with links so you can easily see what they are.  To make things easier, I have even color coded them. You will find anything that is Cricut compatible that  you know right away.  So click some links and GO SHOPPING!!

Stamp Sets that are retiring on April 30th, 2016
Easter Cross - The Lord Reigns; Let the Earth RejoiceA1184 Rejoice 
A1185 Friendly Wishes
A1186 Pirate Birthday
B1507 To the Moon
B1508 Kiss It Better Cricut Compatible
B1509 My Mother
B1510 Sugar & Spice  Cricut Compatible
B1511 My Mother (Australian Edition)
B1512 Play Hard— Gymnastics Cricut Compatible
B1513 Block Uppercase
B1514 Play Hard—Diving Cricut Compatible
B1515 Play Hard—Cheer Cricut Compatible
B1516 Your Beautiful Self
C1635 Our Story Cricut Compatible
C1636 Live, Laugh, Love Cricut Compatible
C1637 Stamps of Approval Cricut Compatible
C1638 Spring Critters
C1639 Take Heart
C1640 Friend in Me
C1641 Springtime Wishes
C1642 My Anchor
C1643 Stuck on You
D1683 Woodland Romance Cricut Compatible
D1684 Beach Days Cricut Compatible
M1135 On the Plus Side
M1136 Patch of Sky
M1137 A Day for Mother

Studio J is Great for Printing Pictures

Sizes for printing Studio J PhotosHave you ever priced odd sized photographs to print?  It seems no one understands that a person who scrapbooks needs pictures in all shapes and sizes. While I was looking for the sketch of the week in Studio J, Close to my Heart’s digital scrapbook program, I learned there are some templates just for printing pictures.

You can print a 2 page layout of all 2 x 2 pictures, 3 x 3 photos, 3 x 4 photos, 4 x 4 photos. There is a layout that will do 6 x 8” with  4 x 6 “ 2- You can even manipulate the edges so you get custom sizes.  If you are as old as I am, then you probably have a bunch of Polaroid as well as regular prints. Since it has not been proven how long those photos will last, I scan the photo and I can shrink it, or I can crop and print only the part I really want.

I did some comparison pricing too,

  • Company #1  – 2 x 2 print, they only print the 2 x 2 square and leave the rest of the 4 x 6 paper blank at .83 per picture with 4.99 shipping

I will pick some pictures to print in this method and we will see together how they all will turn out.


What Color Do You Want to See?

Do you wish we had colors like this again?There has been a lot of talk lately from customers that say theyCTMH Slate Circles AlbumCTMH Ruby Red D-Ring or Post Bound Albums want more choices in album covers like we have seen in past years – in the photo to the left. So I ask you, my wonderful readers, Are you happy with the album colors we have now or do youCTMH Lagoon Chevron D-Ring or Post Bound Album
prefer a wider range of colors, and if so, which colors  would you like to see?

If you are new to scrapbooking, you can read more about choosing your album size in this post.

I have posted all the current albums in the individual photos – each with a link to the page it can be ordered on.  I really want to know which one of what we are selling at this time is your favorite and if none appeal to you, tell me what does. It is only by voicing our opinions we can affect change. Please leave a comment below and tell me what YOU think.CTMH Cocoa Damask D-Ring or Post Bound Album

CTMH Black D-Ring Binder Album



How Do You Keep Track of Everything?

CTMH PlannerTrying to keep track of everything going on in your life, along with your kids lives can be a daunting challenge. Our smartphones are great but do you ever wish you could see everything at once, like in the days before smartphones ruled our lives? There is something to be said for “writing it down”, it helps commit things to memory.  It actually helps to see time laid out in front of you. Maybe you think planners are boring compared to the techie manner of keeping your calendar. I would like to share with you the planner Close to my Heart debuted last month. Everyday Life Binder - Black Z3208

You can build your planner they way it works for you.  With a beautiful hardcover black album with gold foil design. 9⅜” × 8¼” × 1½”; 1″ 3-ring. The binder is even covered inside with photo safe paper.  Close to my Heart has reduced the price of the 2016 page pack from $15.95 down to $4.95! They even have page protectors that fit in this binder so you could use the special Picture My Life cards.  These cards are great for recording birthdays and special occasions that you can use year after year.  Click here to order yours today!

Leave a comment and tell me what you think of our new Close to my Heart planner system.