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, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween - Wood Bats

I wanted to share my happy bats! I made them with all CTMH products (with the exception of the wood and the wire & ribbon). What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

CTMH Scaredy Cat Wood Witch's Boot

What do you think of my latest Halloween Decoration?  This solid wood sign is covered with CTMH's Scaredy Cat papers.  I painted the the edges of the wood black, which matches the black inked distressed edges I had applied to the paper edges.

Quick tips for applying paper to the wood:

  • Trace image face down on the backside of the paper in pencil, and trim to shape (that way there are no marks left showing on the outward view).
  • I use modge podge glue applied to the paper to adhere the paper to the wood.  Be sure to get out wrinkles and that all edges are down tight.  I don't apply a layer on top of my finished project, as the instructions say to.  I don't like the sealed look and I'm okay with it.  Its a paper craft I wasn't trying to make it last 100 years lol, its pretty together, just not water proof but no paper craft is.
  • Last tip, I apply all the embellishments with Liquid glass, even the one that already have adhesive on them.  I don't think glue dots style adhesive holds up to 3D-decor style wear and tear. 
PS: I found this boot, plus several more wood projects coming up at Wood Creations


Saturday, October 25, 2014

System Maintenance - brief time out

Just a house keeping note everyone my website is down for system update until around 6pm MST tonight.  So even if you were logged in I need you to back out without ordering and don't work on your Studio J layouts right now okay....tonight it will be all back online and ready for you I promise!  I just don't want your info getting lost in the update.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mystery Hostess

Where oh where has my Mystery Hostess Gone??????  Is she or he YOU??????  Could be!!!!!!!!  Shop Online TODAY at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com and Join the Mystery hostess gathering with an order of $25 or more and YOU will be entered in the hostess drawing at the end of the month...you may win all the hostess rewards from the party!!!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Studio J - Castle Builder Layout

I love the Metallic sheen this layout gives off to match that quality from the Knights of Parker's Lego Kingdom.  This Studio J exclusive paper pack is a favorite of mine for everything from the boys photos to family photo shoots because of its great neutral color pallet.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chalk It Up PML Card

Today's card sample is a reminder that Project My Life cards aren't just for scrapbooking.  This card came together in about five minutes.  I simply distressed the cardstock, along with the edges of the PML card and the stamped/punched image;  I glued it all together, added a couple of embellishments and it was ready to mail.  This is MY KIND OF EASY!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lincoln Resident Business and Craft Fair Reminder - Shopping Alert

There are going to be some HUGE deals tomorrow from me...at the Lincoln Vendor and Craft show 1p - 3p so be sure to stop out and see me.   I will have some finished crafts and samples from the new Idea Book to inspire you. But what you'll really want to spend save your pennies up for is BIG SALE I have planned for you.  I am having an ON HAND INVENTORY CLEARANCE.  

Stamp sets for the crazy low price of $10 a set; 4 sets for $30...That means for every 3 sets you buy I'm giving you a set FREE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Crop reminder - 6 pm FREE at Oceanside Community Church

Crop reminder - 6 pm FREE at  Oceanside Community Church

Come out and play with us and be sure to bring your friends!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lincoln Resident Business and Craft Fair! 10/18 1 - 3


Saturday, October 18 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Corner of Wire Mountain Rd. and Santa Rosa Dr, Camp Pendleton (just inside the Main gate area by the Little League ballpark)

Come Out and see MY CTMH booth at the Lincoln Military Housing - Camp Pendleton Business and Craft Fair.  There will be a total of 50 booths from a variety of vendors.  I am having a HUGE CLEARANCE SPECIAL next week on stamps on hand, and retired product.

I will also have plenty of samples to show you from our new 2014-2015 product line, as well as finished crafts for sale, o be sure to stop by!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chalk It Up Artwork Hanger

I love this project if I do say so myself!  Its a school artwork hanger!  I took a wood pants hanger, Chalk It Up Compliments (chipboard pcs) and Assortment Pack (puffy stickers) and layered them onto the hanger.  I adhered them using Liquid Glass (even on the stickers for added permanency) and in some cases where layered foam tape to make level.

 This project makes a great gift for any Mom, Grandma, or Teacher -- and for a great price.  I could make a few of these for under $10 worth of supplies.

I made another version of this using Ariana last year.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy Father's Day Layout - Studio J

I love how fast and easy this Studio J layout came together.  You can see here that I left it fairly un-embellished.  If I wanted on the printed version for my book I could add dimensional elements, such as 3D stickers to the B&T areas which I left blank below the journalling area.  I decided to leave it as is, not every page needs to be all foofy-lala.  Remember its about the pictures and the story. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Are YOU October's Mystery Hostess??? Join the party now with your online order for you chance!

Join my October Mystery Hostess Gathering when shopping online Oct 9th - Oct. 31st, place an order greater than $25, and you may find yourself the HOSTESS!  What that means is, when all is said and done on Nov 1st I will do a drawing of everyone that has a qualifying order and has joined our Mystery Hostess Gathering.  I will contact the winner and they will receive all the eligible hostess rewards from Gathering, no fuss no muss!  How easy is that!?!?  Place the order you already were going to for that awesome new Cricut Bundle and Stamp of the Month OR maybe some paper packets and ink pads, GET the FREE ribbon  from the special of the month AND be qualified for the Mystery Hostess drawing!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CTMH October Oceanside Free Crop - 6 pm

Hosted by Me!  Thursday 10/16/14

Free Crop this month - get together and crop with friends whether you are working on cards, layouts, or holiday gifts...this is the perfect time to spend a few hours among friends gathering inspiration and crafting in a creative atmosphere.

Join us...please RSVP to reserve your spot now! 6pm at the Oceanside Community Church

Monday, October 6, 2014

Have a Happy Day Card


I am in love with this Happy day card I made (designed by my Upline Bren Yule) using Seaside Paper packet and Have a Happy Day stamp set, and CTMH's sequins which are so hot and trendy right now.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Make It From Heart - New CTMH Blog

I just wanted to share the new CTMH blog address with you, its brand new and a great place for crafting inspiration, contests, artwork (including receipes), and more...http://blog.closetomyheart.com.
So check it out today.
For your convenience I have added a link over on the right hand side of my blog for easy reference for you so you will be able to hop back over there whenever you are on my blog (which I hope is often!).

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Isn't this holiday a cardmaker's dream!!!!!!
Who's taking advantage???  She you really can tell your husband it really IS a holiday!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chalk It Up Teacher Gifts

I made these craft containers for teacher gifts and filled them with dark chocolate yummy treats.  The paper packet is Chalk it up.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the flower (fit to page) out of B&T paper.  It was super easy and fast. Imagine one in any theme, Halloween, Thanksgiving hostess gift, Christmas, New Years Time Capsule (you could put in all your resolutions in it OR all your highlights from the year before!).  Get your supplies today at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com

October Special and Stamp of the month -- combine for even more Sweet deals!!!!


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD, you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

That same $50 order let's you buy the Stamp set of the month for $5!  Look how cute it is!  And it coordinates with the Art Philosophy set.  Get yours today at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com