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Close To My Heart
Hello Friends and Family, please take the time to check out what's new with Close to My Heart and don't miss out on all the fantastic deals :)

Save big on a wide variety of items tailored to your gift-giving needs. Get these deals while they last! »

 Available December 1 : Everyday Life™

Our new, beautiful Everyday Life™ Planner system will help you stay organized in style. Order yours beginning December 1 ! »

 Deck the Halls with Holiday Expressions

December is the last month to shop these festive holiday products, like the Picture My Life™ White Pines scrapbooking program! »

 Brighten Someone's Day with December's Stamp of the Month

Featuring heart-warming stamp sentiments and images, the My Acrylix® Candlelight Garden stamp set is only availablein December. »

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Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Creating memories with Close to My Heart. . . that will last a lifetime !

I love Close to My Heart… You can live or you can make a life. That is what Close to My Heart has taught me to do. I started with CTMH just before my twins went off to college, to create a life for myself without kids. And it has been quite a ride so far.
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I just returned from my first CTMH Album Retreat in Salt Lake City.  I feel so accomplished and inspired to create and teach what I have learned to my friends (yes I call them friends, instead of customers), I realized a long time ago, I was not only getting all those boxes of cherished photos scrapped, making extra income to buy and go where I want to....BUT making lifelong friendships.  I have rekindled old relationships and made new friends as well.
This year none of my downline, or past CTMH consultants could attend the album retreat with me, so I bought a ticket and went to the bulletin boards to see who would room with me and ended up meeting Sonia, Krista and Joy.
After the retreat, I traveled on to Arches and Canyonland National Parks with Sonia (fulfilling her bucket-list) and Krista. What an adventure !!! Again something that would have never happened without Close To my Heart.
Scrap-bookers are the best friends in the world. I love having a career where I can look at my customers as friends first. 
This Spring will be my 10th year as a consultant. As I reflect back on the relationships built from CTMH, I am amazed.  It is more than a direct sales company, it is a family, and I love it.  Let me show you how to make it from the heart, with Close to my Heart.


The Meaning Behind the Wall - Bowling Green, Ohio

I am so excited that the alley wall is finally complete, it has taken many twists and turns within the past year, Changing from a painted mural to a brick patterned symbolic wall. Many discussions of what would and would not work, Compromises along the way, with the end result well worth it.
So it is FINISHED…. I am so excited AND I just love the end result !!! I feel as if I designed this as a gift to Bowling Green and hope you enjoy its beauty as much as I do , for years to come.
Artist Statement:
Since our family heritage dates back to 1834 when the Shively’s arrived by oxen-team to Bowling Green, we have called it home. In the Mari-times the compass was a good luck symbol for a safe return home. Wherever our family may roam, the compass rose will give us direction and safe travels, knowing our roots will always be home in Bowling Green, Ohio.  


Kimberly Sue Shively-Richard-Patterson-Brigham-Glenn-Thomas




"Sangria" Scrapbook Class November 18th 7-9pm and December 12th 10-noon

This month’s scrapbook pages highlight the many different embossing folders CTMH carries and there many ingenious uses. 
See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Designed & taught by Kimberly Thomas. Mail Order Option also available.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Sangria" Paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Cricut Cuts, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photos. 
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor edged & ink edge distressing.

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

"Nevermore" Scrapbook Class November 14th 10-noon

This month’s class emphasizes the art of coloring. All the creatures and monsters have been stamped with archival black ink ready for coloring. With Close to my Heart there are many ways to get that watercolor look. Try your hand at Watercolor pencils, Watercolor paints, or ShinHan Touch Twin markers to make these adorable Halloween embellishments.
See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Designed & taught by Kimberly Thomas. Mail Order Option also available.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Nevermore" paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Cricut Cuts, pre-stamped images, embellishment assortment pack and page protectors) Ready for photos. 
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor edged & ink edge distressing, coloring with alcohol markers and creative use of negative space.

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

New Catalog Open house. . . . . . . . Let's Snack, Chat and Papercraft !

When: Saturday, August 29th 10am -5pm (come and go as you please)
Where: 10464 Rudolph Rd. Rudolph, OH 
We will be celebrating the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Catalog (FREE to anyone that day), and a sneak peak at the new Holiday Expressions catalog as well
· Lots of new product on hand to see !
· Ideas Galore - both new and old
· Cash & Carry - All my exclusive kits  & CTMH product
Each Guest will be making ONE FREE card featuring the August SOTM 
(additional cards will be available for $1.00 each). Make as many as you want. AND/OR
FREE Crop time! Bring your projects to work on, or make-up some of your classes and gab the day away with a FUN group of papercrafters! Perfect time to make-up those missed classes.
Add lunch for just $7 (must reserve in advance)
· Curry Chicken Salad Croissants (inspired by Jordan Pond House, ME)
· Broccoli Slaw (Camp Palmer share)
· Melon Salad
· Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (Dawt Mill, MO)

So gather the girls, scissors & adhesive (your favorite kind) and look forward to an afternoon (or just an hour) of fun. Please RSVP so that I am expecting you.
Please contact me at kimstom@wcnet.org   OR
follow me on Kimberly Thomas Papercrafter Facebook

EVENT SPECIAL:
Order $35 of product & be eligible to get "Card Nine Cardmaking Kit" for only $20! ($46 value - limited supply). Order just $15 more & be eligible to get August SOTM (above) for just $5. 
Get Organized
AUGUST SPECIAL: During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE!

 For more information on how you can have a catalog party with your friends and earn lots of free products from the new 2015 annual Inspirations Catalog!
Please contact me at kimstom@wcnet.org   OR
CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT WITH NEW FRIENDS & OLD,,,,,
MAKING MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME !

"Confetti Wishes" Scrapbook Class July 29th 7-9pm or August 15th 10-noon

Versatile, Innovative and Diversity are my favorite words to describe CTMH products.  This month’s “Confetti Wishes” Scrap Class uses all three. The Versatile Flip-Flaps were originally designed to add additional photos to a lay-out, however I have used them for everything from a pocket for a ticket, to a recipe book. This month I built a cake out of them using the stamp set “Brushstrokes Flair”. Next look at the innovative negative space used with “Confetti Wishes” compliments.
ShinHanTouch Twin alcohol- based Markers used for that watercolor look, are also a great way to make your pages pop with color. Color the diversity rainbow of colors to silver sequins, clear rhinestones and white/pearl embellishments.
See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Mail Order Option also available.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Confetti Wishes" paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Cricut Cuts, pre-stamped embellishments, Stickers, rhinestones, Flip-Flaps and page protectors) Ready for photos. 
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor edged distressing, Flip-flap uses, coloring with alcohol markers and creative use of negative space.
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP


Papercraft Saturday June 27th 10am -10pm

10:00am – 10:00pm in Kim’s basement Studio - Rudolph, OH
Pick up your FREE 2015 CTMH Summer Seasonal catalog/idea book any time that day, Let me show you why it is called an idea book. Once you understand the method, you will want all the past issues, which will be on sale for just .50 each ( I go back about 7 years ). Come enjoy the day with me. . .
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW !
During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! CLICK HERE for all the details

Are you ready for some cropping time? or want to makeup those kits from missed classes ? Start a theme or work-in-progress album ? or how about getting your Christmas Cards done ?? (kits will be available for purchase)

Set aside a day just for you, by joining me for a day of fun & relaxation, while at the same time preserving your memories for future generations to enjoy or making cards to give.

Leave behind the pile of dishes and loads of laundry to join me, with friends to work on your precious albums or create beautiful cards for the holidays.

Feel free to spend the day cropping, or you can makeup missed classes, learn digital scrapbooking or simply bring your own stuff to work on.

Includes homemade Lunch & Dinner, just $20. If you would prefer to pack your own ?, then come for Free... just let me know in advance of your intentions, what time you are coming, how long you are staying, what you will be working on, and whether you will be joining me for lunch and dinner.
As Always I will be available for any questions you may have.
Each person will have use of 4 square feet of table space, comfort foam seat cushions and individual beverage /trash bag holders. AND. . .use of...
  • Expression II Digital Cricut® Machine (Artiste, Art Philosophy & Artbooking cartridges)
  • Die-cut machine (Sizzix® BigKick) & dies
  • Full line of Coluzzle® cutting system
  • Over 200 of current & retired CTMH stamp sets - Lots of Alphabets
  • Complete line of Inks & Markers
  • Product displays and Lay-out books to get new ideas
*Original Scrapbooking workshops designed by Kimberly. Each kit includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three unique 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring different papers, techniques and Lay-outs. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s. dozens of different paper patterns to choose from.  $25.00 each

*Original Card workshops designed by Kimberly. Each kit includes stamp set, embellishments, directions & supplies to create 20 cards / envelopes (2 of each 10 designs), exclusively designed by me. 3 Christmas and 1 everyday paper patterns to choose from.  $40.00 each

Suggested packing list –
· photos
· Adhesives / glue dots / runners
· 12” personal trimmer
· Pens, Pencils, & Markers
· Scissors
· Paper
· Embellishments
· Page Protectors
· Acrylix blocks (please label) optional

Pre-designed lay-outs from class – optional

Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org or Facebook me for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE:  Papercraft Saturday 



"Taste of Summer" Scrapbook Class July 18th 10-noon

See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Mail Order Option also available
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Taste of Summer" paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Cricut Cuts, pre-stamped embellishments, buttons, brads, baker's twine and page protectors) Ready for photos. 

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include direct ink to edge and scissor edged distressing And creative use of negative space.
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Jackson Scrapbook Class June 13th 10-noon

See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Mail Order Option also available
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Jackson" paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Flip Flaps, Cricut Cuts, sticker sheet, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photos.
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include sand & scissor edged distressing and the creative use of Flip Flaps to add all those photos you like to just one lay-out !
Learn how to add Assorted Flip-flaps to your page to reveal 10 hidden additional photos to your layout. In all this one layout holds 16 photos. see example below
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

"Make a Wish" 15 Birthday Card, Girls Day Out April 11th 10am-5pm

Come join the fun . . .Saturday April 11th 10am - 5pm
Non-Local guests purchase kit here ( make sure and add the FREE catalog )

A birthday card workshop with a bit of a party flare.
I’ve taken that simple recipe and added one more exciting ingredient: Creativity ! Amidst the snacking and laughter, Each guest will receive a "Make a Wish" stamp set, embellishments & supplies to create 15 cards/ envelopes (5 of each design), Also learn new techniques AND Enjoy a homemade lunch for Just $40.00 WHAT A DEAL
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12” paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP
This will be limited to the first 10 paid registrations RSVP ASAP

Easily change some cards to Mother's Day, by adding 
a "Perfect Fit - Mom" stamp set for an additional $14.00

Lollydoodle Egg Scrapbook Class Feb 18 7-9pm & Mar 21 10-noon $25.00

See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Mail Order Option also available
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Lollydoddle" paper packet.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, sm egg stamp, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include ink edge distressing, stamped/embossing,using Cricut cuts as embellishments and quick cheap techniques to make your pages pop !
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Sunday Snack, Chat & Papercraft February 8th 2-5pm

Your invited to Kim's Valentine studio for an afternoon of fun, create three Valentine's Day Cards from the stamp set "Sweet as Sugar".  Friends can come together or just come and meet new friends, share new ideas and recipes. Please RSVP so that I am expecting you.

· Make all three cards for just $5.00 or Free with a $30.00 catalog purchase.

· Pick up your FREE Current CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog/idea book

· Try my Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies from my blog recipe tab

· Then warm up with some of my exclusive secret recipe flavored cocoas, I was very excited to find my missing ingredient in Puerto Rico for my Amaretto Cocoa.  

· Ideas Galore - both new and old
· Cash & Carry - All my exclusive kits  & CTMH product

Here are my personal Deals:
Order $35 of product, get all of the above. PLUS be eligible to get the “Card Nine Cardmaking Kit” for only $20! ($46 retail value). (Supply limited)
OR
Get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $15! ($40 retail value) - makes 12


Order $50 of product, get all of the above. PLUS February Stamp of the month "A Happy Hello" for just $5 plus s/h ! ($18 retail value).

Order $75 on any current CTMH product, get all of the above and be eligible to purchase any of our Cricut collections (including Artfully Sent) for just $75 plus s/h (Retail value nearly $120).

So gather the girls, scissors & adhesive (your favorite kind) and look forward to an afternoon of fun. 

Kimberly’s Exclusive Store from Close to My Heart

Invite “My Store” to your next crop and be Inspired
Two - Three 8 foot tables of CTMH Merchandise including over 40 Exclusive design Scrapbook page kits made from Kimberly’s workshops (each makes 6-12x12 pages including instructions), Exclusive card kits, Cookbook kits, Calendar kits and other papercrafting kits as well. You will also find CTMH paper packets, stamp sets, layout books, embellishments, WOTG and general merchandise for sale as well. 
Free Demos/Create & Take available on request
If you see something specific in my Blog Mail Order, just let me know and I will bring it along as well.  You will never run out of things to do or have lack of papercrafting inspiration.
I have been a CTMH consultant for 10 years, prior to this I wrote Craft books & magazine articles and taught at National Convention, & PBS television segments.