Sign up to join CTMH!
It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!

*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

April 2013 Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine

The Close to My Heart February Stamp of the Month is Home Sweet Home.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!  Shop now.

CTMH April Stamp of the Month

These projects were all created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.  Tips for these projects will be available on my CTMH website for one year from the date the stamp set is available.
Supply list:
X7169B Tommy Paper Packet $9.95
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set $19.95
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection $5.95
Z1811 For Always Assortment $5.95
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection $99.00

Scrap Our Stash Sketch #1

Sketch Challenges are something else that is new over at Scrap Our Stash.  Please come join us!  I love to use sketches!  Sometimes I follow them exactly and other times they are just more of a starting point.  Get creative, you can rotate the sketch, rotate photos, add/remove photo and journaling spots or replace one with the other.  Stash Buster: also add mixed alphabets to your layout in your title or as part of your journaling. This is our first sketch:

Here is my layout:
Capture the Memory Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Life Delights paper (retired), DCWV Alphabet Stickers, 7 Gypsies Pink Posy Velvet Flowers, CTMH Opaques Pearl Flourishes, Hero Arts Pearls, K & Company Life’s Journey Clearly Yours Alphabet, and CTMH Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon.

I wasn’t sure about the letters on this layout at first.  I left it and came back the next day.  Funny thing is that I liked it right away.  I dug deep in my stash for most everything on this layout.

There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash.  You have until March 29th.

Surf’s Up Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go Kit

Surfs Up Workshop on the Go Kit

On May 3, we will be creating the Surf’s Up Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by April 5 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Surf’s Up Workshop Kit includes:
Surf’s Up Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Surf’s Up Workshop Stamp Set ($13.95)
White Daisy Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Surf’s Up Assortment ($5.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Surfs Up Bonus Layout

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

Surfs Up Bonus Project

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z 1827 My Creations Paper Pouch – Small $2.95
Z1830 Brown & Tan Glitter Paper $5.95
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment $2.95 (you will need an additional one to complete the kit plus the bonus project)

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E1021 Trinity Alphabet stamp set $29.95
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z1392 2″ Scallop Circle Punch $14.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Y1000 1″ × 1″ My Acrylix Block $3.95
Y1002 1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $5.95
Y1003 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix Block $6.50
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix Block $8.50

Not provided:
Z1294 Sanding Kit $3.50
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

Coordinating products:
X7168C Surf’s Up My Stickease Assortment $4.95
D1534 Patterned Pennants stamp set $17.95
C1531 Tropical Paradise stamp set $13.95
Z1841 Surf’s Up Assortment $5.95 (included in Kit)
Z1752 Sparkles Assortment $2.95 (included in Kit)
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Collection – Wooden $5.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Ponderosa Pine, Sorbet, White Daisy

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(March) Floral Happiness
(April) My Sunshine
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be My Sunshine.

The current Constant Campaign is:
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the April Special.

Here are my layouts:

Making' Waves Layout by Wendy Kessler



I’m not much for following directions so I just want to note that you stamp the wave border before putting down your paper. :-)

Fun Basketball Layout by Wendy Kessler

For this second layout, I added another photo to the left page.  On the right page I cut the brown squares larger and used a 4×3 photo instead of the tiny ones.

CTMH Love Your Layout Video: March 2013


Use Studio J®, Close To My Heart’s online scrapbooking software, to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month’s Love Your Layout(sm) video.  You’ll learn creative techniques on how to rotate pages, crop My Stickease® images, and create a customized title in a layout using the Buzz and Bumble kit. Log in to Studio J to create it yourself while you watch!