Thursday, December 24, 2009


Enjoy every moment!

Be safe and be happy! Don't forget to remember WHY we celebrate Christmas!!!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Finally Tried It! Stamping on Tile is Fun.

I wanted to make something unique and creative but also practical for gifts this year. I've seen these around a few times and finally made myself do it and I love the results. I used 4x4 natural stone tiles, Archival Ink in Black and some Close To My Heart stamp sets. Shown here are Treasure Life and Treasures. I love the organic feel of them. Please let me know what you think, too!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sneak Peek of upcoming SOTMs! I LOVE them ALL!

I can't officially tell you all the details yet; but all these stamps are in the new Idea Book which goes live January 1. They are all fabulous! I wanted to play with them and I had the perfect excuse because I had 2 birthday cards and 1 anniversary card to make for family in the next 2 weeks!

All products used are Close To My Heart and I did mix in some current stamps with the NEW! I also used some more of my Bella paper (my favorite color is purple!!) since not all of my new stuff was in yet. All card layouts can be found in the book Wishes. I hope you drool over these as much as I did!

Book a party with me yourself to be able to earn these great products for FREE! My January is already full but I'm scheduling for February!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Monday, December 21, 2009

Family Christmas Photo Cards 2009

Another very talented CTMH consultant came up with this template, which I pretty much copied. I changed it a little bit but not too much. I really love how they turned out! Thanks so much Nona Pearl!

These cards were made with the following Close To My Heart supplies, which you can purchase from my website 24/7!
Jingle Level II Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Dimensional Elements-Flurry
Prisma Glitter
Bonding Memories Glue
Snow Flurries Stamp Set
Juniper Ink
White Daisy 50 Pack of Cards and Envelopes

Thanks for looking! And don't forget: National Papercrafting Month is in January but you can already order your special Felicity Kit (complete with alpha stamp set) right HERE, or even earn it FREE. Ask me how!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Inspiration for your Scrapbooks!

New webisode on my CTMH website just posted today. These webisodes, called Art & Soul, are fantastic to bring out some inspiration in all of your projects. This week's is particularly fun as it shows new and fun uses for some of our most unique and favorite products that Close To My Heart sells. Stay tuned to the end of the webisode for a great discount on the Featured Product, but I won't tell you which one it is! You will have to watch to find out! Click on this link to view it today!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers


WOW! I have had 1000 views on my blog as of today! Yea, how fun!! Thanks all of you who visit regularly! I have been sooo busy this week with the online Clearance Sale, craft fair, a party, and two workshops this weekend; I just haven't had time to post any fun new artwork, of which I have plenty! Check back soon.. and thanks again for your visits; please feel free to leave a comment anytime.

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sneak Peek of items for Santa's Shop and Craft Fair

I've been a busy little bee this week trying to get some items made for my first ever Craft Fair. My daughter's elementary school invited parents who own their own businesses to participate in their annual Santa's Shop and I am very excited. I tried to make fun, inexpensive little handmade gifts that everyone will love. Let me know what you think!

These glass ornaments were made with Close To My Heart re-inker in various colors, Prisma Glitter, Rub-ons and various grosgrain and ricrac ribbon. Everything but the ornaments are Close To My Heart products.

These are my nugget tins which have been inspired by other consultants from CTMH such as Laurel Seabrook. I have had this Christmas paper from Close To My Heart for two years; I just loved it! It is called Everlasting and is now retired. In fact, I made A LOT of handmade items this week with this paper pack; it truly was Everlasting!! I also used CTMH crocheted ribbon and hemp as well as some Martha Stewart punches for the border and snowflake.

I made these 25 little Christmas cards and put them in sets of five with coordinating envelopes. They really turned out great (thanks to Antoinette Herrin and Amber Hanson for the ideas and templates) and if they don't sell I will definetely use them myself! I used up more of the Everlasting paper and a retired stamp set, Warm Memories from CTMH that I refuse to let go of because I love it so!!

And finally.. these are Gift Card Holders! How cute are they? What a fun way to present a plain old gift card!! The gift card just slips inside the pocket on the inside and ties with this pretty little ribbon and is finished off with a nice little sentiment from CTMH's November Stamp of the Month Holiday Wishes (which I will be raffling off at the craft fair!) These babies also helped me finish off the last of my Everlasting paper packet; sob..

I hope you enjoyed viewing my items as much as I have enjoyed making them! Stop by Saturday morning to Mill Valley Elementary in Marysville and say hi!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CTMH's Holiday Heyday Clearance Sale!

Get ready for a HOLIDAY HEYDAY with Close To My Heart's online clearance sale! Many items are 50% off, with some discounted as much as 80% off regular retail prices. The selection is incredible too!

Shopping begins Wednesday, December 2, at 9 a.m. (MDT) and continues through Thursday, December 17, 11:59 p.m. (MDT), or while supplies last. Go to my website and click on 'shop online' then look for the link for the Holiday Heyday Clearance Sale.


*Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But that's not all! We have grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products. Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.

*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. Imagine if your favorite local scrapbook store had a sale like this. I don't know about you, but I'd be camped out over night to get in and be willing to wait in a rather long check out line. Hopefully things will go super smooth, but I just want to give you a warning. Have fun shopping!

*Here are a few of the items that will be available:

15+ Level One Kits (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and more). $5 (regularly $9.95)

10+ Level Two Paper Packs (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition). $6.50 (regularly $12.95).

Stickease $4 (regularly $8.95)35+ Stamp Sets from $2-$8 (Let Us Adore Him, Let's Play Ball, Precious Alphabet, Card Sentiments, and other greats)

Embellishments like brads ($3), ribbon rounds ($4), chipboard ($3).*Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart.

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers