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It’s Time to get Organized!

Do you need to get more organized?  People tell me I’m organized and yet I am always looking for ways to make my processes and storage systems even better.  Close to My Heart has some great storage options with their Organizers that come in three different sizes.  If you look closely at the pictures, you will notice a faint decorative design on the boxes and the tabbed dividers.  This design is very subtle on the boxes in person as well, but it is there.  You can also watch a video here showing some of these products.

The Small Organizer $12.95 has many options with the insert below to hold your blocks, embellishments, daubers, or pigment inks.
You can see how I have used the Medium Organizer $16.95 on this post.
The Large Organizer $22.95 is perfect for holding all of your stamps (it holds up to 40!)  If you want to be even more organized, use the Tabbed Dividers.

View this video for a better view on how you can use the Large Organizer:

M-Size Stamps (Minis)

These cute little mini stamps are perfect for a specific project or to try stamping for the first time with little investment.  They are affordably priced at $2.95 each.


Z1033 Heartfelt Birthday Wish


M1030 A Little Gift


M1027 Baby Carriage


M1026 Dotted Love


M1031 Single Snowflake


M1029 A True Thank You


M1028 Santa’s Greeting


M1032 Tree Delights

New Cricut Cartridge – Artbooking!!

New Cricut Artbooking Collection cartridge- shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

This is the biggest news right now:  Close to My Heart has a new Cricut cartridge called Artbooking!  It comes in a standard Cricut Collection bundle (just like our other cartridges) so you get 3 coordinationg dimensional element sheets and 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets along with the cartridge for the same great price of only $99.00.  This collection has so much to offer!  There is nothing like this out on the current market!  It has pre-designed mini albums as well as pre-designed scrapbook pages — just set your size and cut and everything will be proportioned!  Thanks to Close to My Heart for making things faster, simplier, and easier!  I love this cartridge and I’m sure you will too!  You can order it direct from my website or contact me to learn how you can get it for half-price along with free product.  This is really already a great price but I want you to get the best deal possible!  I will be doing a series of scrapbook layouts created with Artbooking so keep checking back for more ideas because you will be seeing lots of artwork the next few months featuring this cartridge!

Here is a sample mini album:Cricut Artbooking - shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

And here is the entire handbook of amazing images:














































































Hook & Loop CTMH Video

Discover the ease of creating a temporary closure on a papercrafting piece with Hook & Loop dots Velcro adhesive from Close To My Heart.  Hook & Loop dots are perfect for enclosing memorabilia, sealing a papercrafted purse or box, and more!

CTMH Page Protectors

Many years ago I did my own research on page protectors.  They were a necessity in scrapbooking and I was always looking to find the best value.  Then, I joined Close to My Heart and discovered their Page Protectors.  What I discovered was they are very durable and well-made and also the most affordable price for the best value!  I know many of you are running into a dilemma with your Creative Memories albums so I wanted to share this solution with you by Shaunna Richards to alter the CTMH Page Protectors to work with the CM albums.  I have altered the CTMH Page Protectors to fit in other albums by cutting off the extra strip and adding new holes with my Cropadile and it has worked wonderfully so I think this is a great alternative.

You can purchase the CTMH Protectors as a 10-pack or a value pack of 50.