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A Match Made in Heaven

A Match Made in Heaven

The base and shade images on January’s Stamp of the Month set make it easy to get beautifully textured images. Here’s how: stamp the solid base in a light color of ink and the matching detail image in a darker color directly over it.

The My Acrylix® Beloved Bouquet set is only available during January!

Get it at a discount with your qualifying order!

Live Your Day

Live Your Day

Available this month only, the Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program fits right in with your Everyday Life™ 2016 planner pages. Don’t have the planner pages yet? Get them now at a 50% discount!

Getting Started with Your Everyday Life Planner

Getting Started with Your Everyday Life Planner

It’s a beautiful week, thanks to the stickers that come with your planner pages! We designed them for organization optimization!

First you have the round ones with helpful little icons to place next to tasks on your to-do list—don’t you just love that little gold present? These are great for helping you see at a glance what type of event you are looking at while simultaneously adding a splash of color!

Then there are the rectangular stickers, which you can stamp with the Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp to further color-code your pages. For instance, you’ll notice here that we stamped “PAY DAY!” on a green label so it coordinates with the green dollar sticker.

But maybe you’d prefer to arrange your colors a little differently. Well, thanks to our roller stamp, you can! You can stamp any of its twelve words, phrases, and images onto any stickers you’d like to create your very own personalized system. Here are some tips for stamping onto the stickers:

Practice stamping on a scratch piece of paper beforehand so you get a feel for the roller stamp. Start with the stamp leaning slightly toward you. Roll slightly away from you to make sure the whole image gets stamped onto the sticker. It’s okay to go slowly, but be careful not to slide the stamp since that can smear your image. Use the metal guides on the edges of the roller stamp to help with placement of the stamp image.

Click on the Instagram video below to see the techniques in action!

Bacon and eggs 🍳🍴 Ship and sail ⛵️ Roller stamp and planner labels ❤️ All were made for each other! For more tips and tricks on how to use these new Everyday Life™ products, visit our blog. [link in profile] #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhplanner #planneraddict #plannersgonnaplan #newyear #2016 #organized

A video posted by Close To My Heart (@ctmhofficial) on Jan 4, 2016 at 9:48am PST

Last but not least are the fun little flag stickers that complete the sticker set. We really love these because they can be used horizontally or vertically, as you can see on this calendar. That’s what’s great about the entire Everyday Life line—you can use the products in whichever way makes the most sense to you for your everyday life!

Ready to organize your year? Then enjoy getting to know the Everyday Life planner system, and let it work wonders for your life! If you haven’t jumped on the chance to get your own set of Everyday life 2016 planner pages yet, then we’ve got great news for you: Starting today, they are now available at 50% of the original price!

Next week we’ll be sharing a post about how you can pair the planner with Picture My Life™ for even more fun!


Everyday Life™ Planner
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3208 Everyday Life™ Album—Black, Z3209 Everyday Life™2016 Planner Pages, Z3212 Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida®LePen™ Journaling Pen

Stay tuned for more information! If you have questions about ordering any of the products mentioned above – Contact me or shop at my online store.

Capturing Snapshots

Capturing Snapshots

Snapshots, circles, and fun inking techniques, oh my! Wondering what to do with all those snapshots you have lying around? The Artbooking cartridge’s snapshots keys are the perfect way to assemble those photos into one oh-so-memorable mini album, but with cutouts of cameras, dovetail pennants, and photo-strip frames, these keys are perfect to accent any project.

Radiate Beauty

Radiate Beauty

Nothing captures your attention quite like a circus! And with our Circus Alphabet, your crafts will echo the fanfare of acrobats, tightrope walkers, and juggling clowns. Not only are these funky letters perfect for creating titles and sentiments, they can also be used to add some bold beauty to your projects. Learn how to use this stamp set to radiate your own beautiful backgrounds, and find out how you and your customers can qualify to purchase it for only $5 during the month of July!

Party Favor Favorites

Party Favor Favorites

Using small party favors as invitations to a celebration is a huge trend in party planning. Get in on the trend by learning how to make your own perfect party favors using Cricut®–cut shapes and the My Acrylix™ Big Top stamp set.

Close to My Heart Christmas Challenge

Close to My Heart Christmas Challenge

Want to document your holiday season and win CTMH products? We have just the thing for you! We’re calling it our Christmas Countdown Challenge and it starts today!

What to Do:

For the next 25 days, we’ll post daily photo prompts on Instagram and Facebook. Take a photo, post it, and use #ctmhcountdown.

How to Win:

Each week, we’ll draw a winner from those who have shared their photos on Instagram and send them their very own Picture My Life™ White Pines scrapbooking program.

Then, on 29 December, we’ll select five winners from those who have posted every day on either Instagram or Facebook. The prize for these five winners will be a My Legacy™ Cocoa Damask D-Ring album, a Picture My Life White Pines scrapbooking program, and a Memory Protectors™ variety pack!

Today’s prompt: Wishes!

More Planner Details

More Planner Details

Introducing the NEW Close to My Heart Everyday Life™ Planner System:

There is an exciting buzz surrounding the upcoming CTMH Everyday Life™ planner system announced at the CTMH Australasia Convention in October! The Everyday Life line introduces multiple products that work together seamlessly to create a planner, a My Crush book, or a product of your own creation!

It all starts with the Everyday Life album ($10.95 USD), a beautiful, black three-ring album with gold foil design that measures 9 3/8” x 8 ¼”. This album size makes the album multipurpose, allowing you to decide what you put in it.

To fill up your album, the Everyday Life line will also include:
The Everyday Life 2016 planner pages ($15.95 USD): 154 planner pages, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, a pocket folder page, a designed page finder, and four sheets of stickers. With monthly and weekly spreads and printed dates, these pages have all the features you need to stay organized—and look good doing it!

Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp ($8.95 USD): This fun and functional roller stamp coordinates perfectly with the label stickers, enabling you to customize your planner even further. My Crush® Everyday Life pages ($7.95 USD): A set of 60 double-sided, gorgeous My Crush pages. These pages can be used on their own to create a beautiful My Crush book, or they can be combined with the planner pages to give you more room in your planner for preserving your memories while giving your planner even more flair. Everyday Life Washi Tape ($3.95 USD): because every My Crush book needs a good washi for attaching photos and other memorabilia to your pages. Memory Protectors ($6.95 USD): we’re introducing two new styles of pocket memory protectors sized to fit into the Everyday Life album. One will have two 4” x 6” pockets, the other four 4” x 3” pockets. Use these to add your favorite Picture My Life™ cards and photos into the mix!

Altogether, the Everyday Life line gives you ultimate flexibility in creating a planner/My Crush book/pocket album uniquely customized to you. Best of all, since we know that the time to buy planners is now, we will not be waiting until the release of Seasonal Expressions 1 to make these products available to everyone; instead, we’ll be making them available as soon as we have them! We anticipate most of these items to be available late November, with the exception of the washi tape, which will be available mid-December.

To add even more excitement, CTMH is offering a discounted bundle for purchasing the album, planner pages, and roller stamp together. This bundle will have its own item number. These innovative and exciting products will be specially priced at just $29.95 USD—a 15% discount off the retail value!

We love this new product line and we know you are going to love it, too.

Click here to view the original flyer.

Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to December 1st.

Ready to Get Organized?

Ready to Get Organized?

New planner coming December 1st.

Planners gotta plan!!

Add items ala carte to create the book of your dreams: calendar tabs, calendar pages, photo pages, journal pages, Picture My Life pages — SAVE THE DATE!! (Order here when it’s released!)

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