Album Sale - We've Got You Covered

Album Sale - We've Got You Covered
Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*! These albums are while supplies last...so DON'T WAIT! heatherplotzke.ctmh.com You could also receive an album FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant this month! Learn more about becoming a Consultant. *Discount applied in cart; album selections subject to availability.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 12

Time is flying by, don't miss your chance to get your FREE DOUBLE STAMP SET Pair-A-Phrase
Here is my Last installment of my National Stamping Month Card Swap.  Today's card is by the gifted Kay Pekin, an amazing team leader from San Diego.
I love this spin on using the Typeset papers (a sure favorite right now of mine).  Kay pinched and folded the background typeset paper to give this amazing fabric effect.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 11

I love Carlie Myers snowman card.  What a fun thinking of you kind of card for all those upcoming winter months.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September's Stamp Of the Month Set almost gone

Make sure you don't miss out on September's Stamp of the Month!  This super useful, cricut compatible stamp set is available through 9/30/11 for $17.95;  BETTER YET - with ANY $50 purchase it can be yours for only $5.00.  With this stamp set you'll also be able to get free specially designed coordinating project receipes online.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 10

I love how Dana Simone Kurtz used the Sonoma papers on this simple, sweet card.

Remember the last day to earn your FREE DOUBLE STAMP SET is Friday the 30th!  Click on the shopping cart to the right and head to my site right now to get yours before they are gone.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 9

This edition  of our special National Stamping Month Swap again comes from Katy Martin...I love how the elemental paper pack interchanges and adapts itself to any theme!

Time is running out to get your FREE Double set, contact me before the 30th to get yours.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 8

My friend Katy Martin made this super cute swap edition today using Elemental papers.  If you're my Mom, stop reading now, because I'm totally sending you this card:)
I love how Katy used chalks to softly shade the butterflies.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 7

 the paper is from Elemental and edge distressed with Cocoa.  I also distressed the Milepost star, I love how the corrugated shape picked up the color.
  • Using an 11" x 4.25" piece of CS  score the cardstock at 4", 5.5", and 7".  
  • At the 5.5" score line slice the middle of the line the the width of a gift card (or business card)
  • To finish glue the middle folded piece together, becareful to only glue around the outer edges so your gift card will still slide into the slit.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ink Cubes OMG only $0.25 HURRY WON'T LAST LONG

012437 Desert Sand Ink Cube  $0.25   012437



Under "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" tab on my website ctmh.com/heatherplotzke there are several Ink Cube colors and a huge list of exciting other items at crazy reduced prices.  I can't believe mini-ink pads for a QUARTER!


Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 6

How "stinkin' cute" is this card (yes I even used her own words) comes to us from Gail Voight, of Chula Vista, today.  This amazingly priced stamp set (OH DIDN'T YOU HEAR IT CAN BE YOURS FREE) has something for every holiday.  I love Gail's gift card holder here for the holiday season--which is coming super crazy soon!  I just love how delicate that snowflake looks, love it even more knowing how absolutely easy it was to make using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Set!

Contact me today to get your first ever double stamp set FREE!  This offer is good only through September, so hurry and contact me right away.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Studio J Love Your Layout September 2011

Studio J, is a busy Mom's dream come true.  Its the best of both worlds, you can still create and preserve memory albums for your family to cherish and at the same time be with them cuddled on the couch on your laptop.  2 page layout in 15 minutes.  Don't let your family's memories be left on those hard drives.  Contact me today for your FREE at home consultation.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 5

Here's the latest installation of National Stamping Month Swap....make sure to get your own set soon, the offer to get this special double stamp set free with a $75 order is good only through the end of September.
This cute  card is designed by Carlie Myers
I love the Mischief papers that Carlie used with her card, as well as the Art Philosophy Cricut stamp shape

Friday, September 16, 2011

Typeset using Magic Layout

This layout was my class workshop layout for this month.  We had super fun making them. 
The journalling spot on the left page is done using September's Stamp Of The Month Set and a reverse masking (or as I call it the cheater way to mask) technique.  To do this tip just don't ever put ink on the top line of the image, I stamped it twice together making the bottom portion of the finished product; on the third time you ink the whole stamp and wham you're finished with an extra long journalling spot (which with four kids in school this year I for one need).
I also LOVED how easy the cut-off zip strips from the top edge of the paper were to use and incorporate for this layout.




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HUGE new list of clearance items listed on While supplies Last

Run, not walk, to MY CTMH shopping site (Click link) While Supplies Last.  A huge new selection of discontinued items have been added with prices slashed to $1.00 for some amazing items.  Below are a couple of my favorites.
My Creations Three Ring Binder - $2.00  I LOVE THESE BOOKS

Twinkle Brad Set - $1.00

This is a section of my site that you really need to go and check often.  We do not get advance notice of when they will be posted and a lot of times they do not last.  Hurry over and check it out!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 4

Here we go the 4th card in this amazing swap with my sister consultants.  Today's card is coming from Kay Pekin, click her name to go to her amazing blog.  I love the idea of sending a card like this to one of my Gal-pal's inviting them to lunch. 

Close to My Heart has gone above and beyond this month with our tribute to National Stamping Month, by offering a DOUBLE (1st ever), DOUBLE....>FREE stamp set when you spend $75 or more this month!
  Remember to get your own Pair-A-Phrase double stamp set  just click over to ctmh.com/heatherplotzke to start your order!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tomorrow night's workshop/October Early Bird reminder

Hi just as a reminder that at Monday 9/12's class is the last time to pre-register for October's workshop and earn your EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BONUS!  Each month the bonus will be different...some months it make be embellishments, some months extra projects, some months bonus papers...
...My lucky ladies for September who pre-registered August 1st will be happy to know they'll be receiving (spoiler alert for those coming don't read on to be surprised)
Z1450

A sheet of our new ready to color cork alphabets!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Keep your photos and pages fresh tip

So here is my photo tip for keeping your memories and photos fresh, this tip especially works well for events, places, and everyday everything that you seem to take a lot of...

I'm going to use Disneyland for this example, but think outside that box Halloween, Thanksgiving, soccer games are all coming quick.

We went to Disneyland this week and the kids were so excited to be in Toontown seeing the Character's houses.  Now we took our pictures with all the characters and rode all rides, but the thing that caught MY attention that day was how my five year-old, Sara Beth, kept noticing the funny mailboxes at every house and she asked me to take a picture.  After the second house, I realized OMG what a stinkin' cute layout that would make!  Guess Sara Beth has the scrapbooking bug already.  She and I quickly walked back to the 1st house to take a photo of the mailbox and continued on that way all morning. 



Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 3

Today's installment of our National Stamping month swap is from Gail Voight.  Gail's card is not only stunning and looks SO POLISHED and FINISHED with the edging; its totally inspirational.  The inside of this card is full of inspirational quotes.....mine is hanging by my desk.
 If you are loving this set as much as we all did click over to my shopping site to see get your FREE double set now.
With a $75 dollar order you will get this amazing DOUBLE Stamp set FREE (That's a $35.90 value FREE)



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stuart Mesa School Back to School Night Rocked

I wanted to send a huge shout out of THANKS to Stuart Mesa's PTO for having me as a vendor tonight at Back To School Night.  Our school rocks!  It was a great time being able to not only see our kids' rooms and teachers, but for neighbors to be able to showcase and share their at home businesses with each other. 

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 2

So here is the next installment of our Pair-A-Phrase swap.. Today's card is from the very talented, Dana Simone-Kurtz, check out her blog at DSdoodles.blogspot.com.  I love the amazing effect that Dana got from the super easy to do score lines in the cardstock, which really pops after she sanded it since CTMH's card stock is white-cored.  It looks fabulous Dana!

With a $75 dollar order you will get this amazing DOUBLE Stamp set FREE (That's a $35.90 value FREE)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Layout to honor of our family's Disney-Flu

Well, while my family will be having a case of the Disney-Flu this Tuesday I thought I would share some of our joyful symptoms:
Layout 100% designed by Avery 12 yrs-old

 This Zippedee, Studio J Layout is a particular favorite of mine since my 12 yr-old not only took most of the photos, he made the layout and wrote the journalling himself.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Love Your Layout August 2011A

Enjoy this latest installment of Studio J's Love Your Layout Video...easily reproduce this layout by watching the video on one tab (in your internet browser) and having your Studio J open in another tab; just keep pausing video and clicking back and forth between the two tabs!  It's Poof that easy!  Gotta Love it!  Free to try it just go to Ctmh.com/heatherplotzke to get started today!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Last Day to register for Typeset workshop 9/12 Oceanside Community Church

Okay ladies (and guys) today is the final day to register for September's Typeset class!  For the record its AWESOME!  We are going to be making a super cool layout and a journal book!  I'm really excited about this month's projects.

Class fee is $20, so CALL ME or EMAIL NOW!  To get your name on the list!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping




Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy National Stamping Month Swap 2011 - 1

Close to My Heart has gone above and beyond this month with our tribute to National Stamping Month, by offering a DOUBLE (1st ever), DOUBLE....>FREE stamp set when you spend $75 or more this month!
I was part of an amazing Swap where 12 of us each used one of the major images from the stamp set.  All through out this month I'll be showing you the cards.  Remember to get your own Pair-A-Phrase double stamp set  just click over to ctmh.com/heatherplotzke to start your order!

1st card is one of mine.  As most know I love all things St. Pat's Day and this image was no different.  I used Elemental papers, along with our new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut both the card and the inset. paper!  To make the pot of gold pop (sorry picture doesn't show the sparkle) I added Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel after coloring with our markers.