July 2013
Hello fellow paper crafters!

I just wanted to let you know that a new club is beginning in August.  Sign up now and make new friends, do some paper crafting and get great products!  We meet in my home, do projects and you even get to be hostess for a month and get free products, half price products and Hostess Only Stamp Sets!!  All from the New Fall/Winter Idea Book.  Contact me SOON for your Club Contract and information.

The new Catalog is here.  So many great new products, ideas and inspirations!  There is a NEW Cricut Cartridge!!, NEW Make It From Your Heart Vol 2, Special Stamps just for Hostesses, Jewelry Making, Mini Stamps, Flashback Stamps and of course gorgeous new papers, embellishments and stamps!!  

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making a layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!
The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!

Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.
Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013

I hope to hear from you soon.  Come join the fun at our Stamping Clubs.  Have a wonderful rest of July!

April 2013

Hello Everyone!
Are we lovin' the weather or what?!  I am going to predict that spring is finally here.  Let's go out and get some fresh air.  Don't forget your cameras.  :)
Sign Up and Celebrate
I want to pass on a great deal that CTMH is having in April.  It's called Sign Up and Celebrate.  When you sign up to be a consultant in April, you will receive along with the great products in the consultant kit, the 4 Stamp of the Month sets left in this catalog.  That means you will get April, May, June and July.  Four great sets for FREE!  No shipping/ handling or tax on these sets!!
The $49 consultant kit is really a "try me" box.  You will receive $155 worth of products for $49 plus s/h and tax.  Click here to see what comes in the kit.  All those products for that small price.  And NOW, you will receive the 4 stamp sets too!!
Whether you sign up for just the products, or sign up for the 22% discount or sign up to start a business, this offer is a great deal.  I will be available to help you if you want to start a business, otherwise, you can use this promotion how you want.  To sign up, go to click on Opportunities>Be a Consultant. 
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
Be sure to go to my blog to view the hop for April.  There are over 60 consultants who have created artwork using the April Stamp of the Month My Sunshine. I'm sure you will be inspired!
Classes and Open Dates for Gatherings
April 11:  Later Sk8ter 10 for $12 Workshop
April 20:  Crop  (postponed due to scheduling conflict)
April 10, 12, 14:  Open dates for gatherings
April 16 & 17:  Play Group
May 8:  For Always 10 for $12 card workshop.  Please RSVP by April 26.  At my home 6:30 pm.  Please bring adhesive, scissors and paper cutter if you have one. 

As always, you are close to my heart!
Hope to see you soon!!

Kim Schnoor, Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart
Supervisor Creative Hands, Creative Hearts Unit


Hello Everyone!

March is almost upon us and do we have a great deal for hostesses in the month of March.  During March, hostesses "jump" to the next level of Hostess Rewards when a gathering reaches $250 or More!  More discounts and more free products for hostesses.  Now that's a reason to jump for joy!  Contact me to schedule your gathering soon!
Also Digital Delights is still going on till March 15th.  Check out Studio J and get a great deal on layouts for $5
March 7:  6:30 pm at my home.  10 for $12 Card Workshop.  We will be making 10 cards so bring scissors and adhesive and join in.  Please RSVP by March 4th. 
March 16th: 2pm at my home.  Chantilly Card Making Kit Workshop.  We will make 15 cards (includes 15 envelopes) for $29.95 plus tax and s/h.  This includes a birthday stampset, embellishments and papers.  Please RSVP by March 4th.  Bring adhesive and scissors.
April 11th:  10 for $12 Card Workshop.  We are making 10 cards with the Later Sk8ter and Claire paper packs.  Bring scissors and adhesive.  Please RSVP by March 22nd.
April 20th:  Open Crop at my home.  9am to 6pm.  Space limited.  Cricut, Cuttlebug and my inks and stamps available.  More info to follow.
Club meets on March 19th and 20th!!
March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
On March 1st, be sure to check my blog: to see new artwork using the SOTM.  Hop on over to get inspiration for your next project.
Take care, have a wonderful Easter, and be creative.  It feeds your soul.


Hello Everyone!

Aren't you just loving that warmer weather?  Makes me think of spring, but I shouldn't get my hopes up because it is way too early.  This month we celebrate Valentine's Day and President's Day.  Think of me on Valentine's Day as I go to the dentist.  Who picked that date anyway?!

If you are looking for some inspiration, go on over to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  Over 60 consultants have posted their work on their blogs.  You can start at mine: or at Kathleen's blog .  Either way, you will see some great stuff along the way. 

Our special this month is Digital Delights!  You can purchase any Studio J layout for only $5 (shipping and handling applies)  I encourage you to try Studio J.  It doesn't cost anything to go to the website and play around with it.  I have made several layouts using this method.  And if I can do it, you can!  You might just find that it suits you just fine.  You can get there from my website:   Just create a free account, log in and start playing. 

Our play group is starting this month.  We have seven members and are going to have such a good time.  If you are interested in starting another group, please contact me. 


February 25:  6:30 at my home, we will be doing the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go.  Please RSVP by February 13th.  The cost is $29.95 plus tax and S/H.  Bring along adhesive, scissors and a paper cutter. 

 March 5:  We will be making a set of  5 monogrammed cards and box.  Also included is a monogram stamp in the letter of your choice.  Please RSVP by February 13th and make sure you decide on the letter at that time.  Cost is $12  Bring adhesive, a paper cutter and scissors.  Hope to see you there!

As always, you are close to my Heart!


 Happy 2012 and January!

I hope you rang in the new year with friends and family.  Here's wishing you a happy and prosperous year to come!

Just a reminder about the National Paper Crafting Special we have now.  Don't miss out on Whooo's Your Valentine.  It is a "while supplies last" item.  You can see a video about this cute little set here.

And as we are getting toward the end of the Fall/Winter Idea Book of 2012, the following items are retiring:

**All stamps from the Spring/Summer Idea Book 2012
**Most items from the Fall/Winter Idea Book except stamps (including the SOTM)
** Certain items are "while supplies last" so you if there is something you missed, don't wait too long. 
Did you know that there are sale items on my website most of the time?  Just go to: and you will find this list under SHOP.  These items are deeply discounted, so if you are interested, find a buddy and share the shipping.
January Class:
Please join me on January 22 at 6:30 pm for a 10 Cards for $12 class geared for those men in your life.  Please RSVP by January 12 to save your spot.  Bring adhesive and scissors.  This will be at my home; I hope to see you there!!
I will be starting clubs with the introduction of the new catalog in February.  If you have never been in one of my clubs:
**We have a lot of fun
**We make great things
**We meet at my house
**Depending on the number in the club, each member makes an order to total at least $150.
**For example:  If there are 5 in the club, your order will total $25 each month (not including tax and S/H)  for 5 months with each person being hostess for a month and getting hostess rewards.   How great is that?  :)
Sign up today by calling me  712-525-1073 or emailing
And finally, the New Spring/Summer Idea Book will go LIVE on February 1st.  The papers and embellishments are fabulous, the artwork is gorgeous and I can't wait for you to see it.  Please contact me for your copy!
I hope to hear from you soon!  Have a wonderful and warm January.
Do it with HEART,
Kim Schnoor, Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart
Supervisor Creative Hands, Creative Hearts Unit