Welcome to our Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the January SOTM, which is This Moment, a set of 12 stamps.

If you have come here from Jacquelin Green’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


Hello Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 (Pattern 25), Heartstrings Paper Packet, White Daisy Cardstock, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Black Ink, Glacier Ink, and Aqua Dots.

I wanted to do a card that wasn’t Valentine’s or love-themed as you’d think of when you first look at this stamp set, so I chose the Hello image and arrows.  I started off with Pattern 25 from Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 but after looking at the finished card I’m not sure that it resembles the pattern anymore.  That’s the great thing about these books is that they give you a great start, whether or not it looks like it when you are done!  For the “Hello”, I stamped first in Black Ink, then cleaned my stamp and inked in Glacier Ink and offset the image.  It’s kind of a funky image as is and this adds character to the card.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Battitori’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the This Moment Stamp Set is only available through the end of January.

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

If you have ever thought about having a Close to My Heart Gathering, now is the time to do s0!  You can host a traditional gathering in your home or you can host one online and invite long-distance friends and family and the best part is that you don’t even have to clean the house. 🙂


During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher, will be eligible to receive an additional $30 in select free products. This offer
is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!

Contact me today to earn your rewards!

*Offer valid January 1–31, 2015. All Hostess Rewards items will be shipped FREE to qualifying hostesses. However, the hostess will be charged shipping on any amount they go over the Hostess Rewards amount. See page 3 in Seasonal Expressions for more information on the Hostess Rewards program.


In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!  During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD/$27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD/$37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

*Offer valid January 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations™ kraft mini book: $24.56 USD/$27.02 CAD; including My Creations™ kraft mini book: $34.51 USD/$37.97 CAD).

The holidays are coming to an end and as you start thinking about putting away all the Christmas decorations you may also be wondering what to do with all those Christmas photos you received.  Why not use the My Crush Holiday Happenings Book.  You can use this along with the My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment and Badge Buttons and you’ve got all you need to quickly create a home for those cards that everyone spent so much time into sending!

02 – Sarita L3