Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Shopping for your Favorite Crafter?

Stop by my website, to pick up the very best for your favorite crafter and with a minimum of $20 ordered you will receive a Free D-Size My Acrylix Stamp Set (a $22.95 value) included in your little white box!  That's more back than you spend! 

Merry Christmas to you! 

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hit the Deck for Black Friday!

Dear Friends,

My husband and I are trying to cruise with Close To My Heart on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America when it departs for Honolulu, Hawaii on March 3, 2012. To honor him (as well as prove to him I can do it!) and to celebrate the age old tradition of Black Friday, I am having a “Hit the Deck” sale! Here is how it works:

Order $100* Get: Anything in the Idea Book priced Between $18 and $20 FREE

Order $75* Get: Anything in the Idea Book priced Between $12 and $14 FREE

Order $50* Get: Anything in the Idea Book priced Between $9 and $11 FREE

Order $30* Get: Anything in the Idea Book priced Between $4 and $6 FREE

Double BONUS: Every $100 order ALSO earns you the Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks AND ANY My Acrylix Stamp Set OF YOUR CHOICE (A,B,C and D sizes) absolutely FREE, too!

The sale runs NOW through Friday, November 26th at 12:00 MIDNIGHT and is available to all of my valued customers. You will need to submit your “Hit the Deck” orders through me to receive your free item(s), and these items will not be available in online ordering. Please feel free to view all of our wonderful products in your Idea Book or on my website and then email or call me with your selections. Feel free to combine your wish list with a friend and split the free items! Just have your complete order ready when you call or email. I accept cash, check and credit cards.

I also offer FREE gift wrap on any gift items for family and friends, just let me know!

*Order total BEFORE shipping and tax is added in.

**Customer pays shipping and tax on free items.

Live, Love, Create and have a Gobbly Good Holiday!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary Sweetie (inspired by the H2H Challenge)

Yesterday, my hubby and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary and I had been putting this card together in my head all week after seeing the color challenge on the Heart2Heart Website.  It reminded me of a sunset and though it would be perfect.

I didn't want the ink sponging to cover my stamped images so I embossed the couple on the bench and the tree with VersaMark Ink and then My Exclusive Inks in Barn Red and Clear Embossing Powder all from CTMH.  The stamped images are from My Acrylix Childhood Portrait, another fave set of mine.

Finally, I just love the textured look of folded, twisted and torn paper so I found some scraps in the colors I needed from some My Reflections Kits I had laying around.  The Barn Red paper is from Passages and the Sunset paper is from the brand new Olivia set.

All these supplies can be purchased here on my website 24/7.  And if you order $100 in supplies through the month of November, you will not only get the Stamp of the Month, Many Thanks for FREE but you will also earn ANY other stamp of your CHOICE also completely FREE!  If you go in on this great promotion with a friend and order through me you can ALSO earn $25 MORE in FREE select product to split!  (Applicable only through me and not online).

What are you waiting for?

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Craftabulous Papercrafting Newsletter – November 2010

Check this out! Close to My Heart is offering not one, but, TWO FREE STAMPS in November; Read On!

A Little MORE Thanks!
Free stamps to say thank you in November
DURING NOVEMBER WE'RE EXPRESSING OUR GRATITUDE TO YOU BY helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90—that's almost 50 percent more in value! It's just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.
Place your order today to receive two My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE!

November's Classes

Scrap Your Stash Night
Come to my home this Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 to scrap with me using all my stamps, inks and blocks for FREE! Bring your unfinished layouts, cards or projects and relax. (This is a great chance to finish your cards from my last workshop if you haven't already!)
Please RSVP though as I only have a few spots available.


Make this fantastic double-sided table topper to get your home ready for all your holiday guests. One side greets our friends with the thanks they derserve while the other side expresses our sentiment for the chillier side of the beautiful winter season.
Class kit includes: Dimensional Element and Clear Acrylic Squares, Dimensional Element letters, patterned paper and cardstock, ribbons, sparkles and pearls. Free use of my inks and stamps.
Date and cost is Monday, November 15 at 6:00 and is $24.95
Only 5 spots left!

Scrapbook Layout and Technique Class

Do you want to seriously catch up; or GET AHEAD of your holiday photos this year? This is the perfect class for you. In under 4 hours and for less than $30 (before shipping and tax) you will learn a great new technique to use in your scrapbooking as well as create one feauture two-page layout (example pictured above) PLUS 8 BONUS layout pages!
TEN PAGES of holiday scrapbooking DONE!
Date and cost is Monday, December 6 at 6:00 and is $29.95 ($34.27 after shipping and tax)
Can't make the date of Monday, December 6? Order the kit anyway and I will send you the template instructions for FREE for you to do at home! All supplies, except adhesive, blocks and inks, ARE INCLUDED in the price of the Class/Kit!
Order your kit prior to November 22 to ensure delivery by Dec. 6.

If you like a little, place an order.
If you like a lot, Book a party!
If you LOVE it ALL, Become a CONSULTANT!

Gift Cards are available for Holiday Gift-giving (or anytime for that matter) or
send me your Wish List and your dear Hubby's email for a little Elven help!
Shop in your jammies 24/7 at my website,

Live, Love, Create and Have a Craftabulous Day!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let me be the first to say, "I TOLD YOU SO!"

Check out this article

I am so excited for myself and all my CTMH Sisters (and brothers.. I know you're out there too!)

I've known how awesome this company is both for my customers and for us, as Consultants, for two years! I LOVE CLOSE TO MY HEART and I'm hoping to sail with some of my most admirable friends to Hawaii in Spring of 2012! Wanna come too? Join my team or just ASK ME HOW! Read on for inspiration.. (then contact me to chat about it.)

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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Frightening Fun Bookmark Treat

I wanted to make a fun "treat" for my daughter's 3rd grade class' halloween party and I've been wanting to try out a corner bookmark for a while so I combined the two!  I believe it could be almost as good as the candy they'll get; almost..  This is what it looks like: 

Here is what it looks like in use marking your spot in a book:

Of course, as a businesswoman trying to earn herself a free cruise from corporate, I can't forget my information posted on the back of all my artwork: 

Supplies Used:  (all Close To My Heart and all available here on my website

Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet X7129B
My Acrylix Troublemaker (exclusive stamp set with Hooligans WOTG) G1012
My Exclusive Inks Black Z2105

Watercolor Pencils 3505
Blending Pen 3174
Edge Distresser Z1297

The template is rather easy and can be found here on Splitcoast Stampers website.  It basically starts out with a 4x4 Cardstock Square with the corners folded back and a 2 3/4" square sliced diagonally in half and glued to either side of the folded back 4x4" square to form your bookmark base.  It is up to your own creative juices to design the rest!  Have fun and go crazy! 


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

Friday, October 22, 2010

Upcoming Workshop(November 15): Table Topper

Some of you may recognize this project from page 38 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart but I did put my own little twist on it with a big surprise on the backside:  A whole additional season worth of decor! 

The Mix n Mingle Album may be small in size (4 inch squares) but has a whopper of personality and options galore.  Wall Hangings, Mini Frame Album, Table Topper, and on and on.

For November's workshop we will be putting together this Multi-Season Table Topper for just $25.  Contact me to reserve your spot right away.  Or see below for supplies list and to order online just click here to be directed to my website anytime!

Supplies used:
Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet Z1048
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock 1270
Garden Green Cardstock 1244
B&T from Passages X7126B
My Acrylix Timeless (exclusive to the Olivia WOTG) G1013

  My Acrylix Many Thanks D1371
Grey Wool Cardstock 5571
Pacifica Cardstock X5759
B&T from Magnifique X7127B
Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
Sparkles; Blue and Green Collection Z1327
White Grosgrain Ribbon Z270

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Embossing Challenge, A Great Card Box and Workshop Goodies!

Okay, so this week is my Christmas Card Workshop which I am SOOO excited about!  We are making 50 cards (thank you Antoinette Herrin for your awesome template) for only $30!!!  We are meeting at this beautiful little Inn called The Timbers Inn; think:  Rustic Cabin and you've got it!  It is going to be such a nice evening getaway my girls will never want to go home!  So I just had to make them some equally memorable goodies and prizes!

I started with the Card Box.  Over at the Heart 2 Heart Website this week their chal
lenge is Embossing, so naturally I had to use some embossing technique for my card box.  I love using embossing for really special occasions like Weddings, Anniversaries and Christmas!  It is such a pretty and elegant look.

Supplies are all Close to My Heart and available to purchase at my online store unless otherwise stated:
My Creations Recipe Box,
Mistletoe Level 2 paper,
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon,
My Acrylix St. Nick,
Dimensional Elements On Target,
Cranberry and Cocoa ink,
Clear Embossing Powder,
Blending Pen
Martha Stewart Border Punch

For the goodies I finally tried a project that has been in my idea binder for a while!  I stamped on the top of little votive candles and I just LOVE the way it came out.  It is so simple I don't know why I didn't try it sooner!  You just use a circle punch to punch out the tissue paper (I backed my tissue paper with cardstock so it would punch out cleaner), stamp your desired small image onto tissue paper, punch a small hole in middle for wick to fit through, slip it on top of the candle and melt the wax slightly using your heat embossing tool to make the tissue paper "adhere" to the candle!  Easy peasy-lemon squeasy!  I then used a strip of B&T (background and texture) paper to go around the outside of the candle for a more finished look.  Voila!  Goodie Gifts for my Guests!  I hope they lo
ve them as much as I do!

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you like what you see!

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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another Answer to the Leaves and Trees Challenge

I nearly forgot I did this one earlier in the week before my stone started to interfere with my life.  And I really want H2H website to continue growing and finally get to the 4 for 40 challenge!!! (If they have 40 entries, someone is randomly chosen to win a prize!)  My entries are #36 and #37... 
This Tri-Fold card is a total scraplift from Jamia Malme; one of my favorite CTMH Consultant sisters (even though we've never met).  I used it also as she suggested to showcase how CTMH makes everything Faster.Simpler.Easier. by demonstrating the making of this card from start to finish while at a party!

It is a single sheet of CS cut into an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle, scored at 2 3/4" and again at 4 3/4" and then random stamped using your favorite color combo at the moment and a single stamp image or two, or three!  I love, love, love Random Stamping (does anyone else here the booming voice from I-Carly that shouts out "Random Dancing.." in their head everytime you say Random Stamping?!  Okay, just me.. but I digress.)

In this instance I again used the Timeless Stamp set found only in the Olivia WOTG kit, Olivia colors of Sunset, Pear and Barn Red, one 3x3 square of Hollyhock cardstock and also the Grown With Love Stamp Set for the tree.  All of these items are Close to My Heart and can be found here on my website.

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

Leaves and Trees Challenge on H2H

Boy are my kidneys trying to get the best of me this week!  Ugh.  I'm attempting to pass a stone and either I'm in major pain or the Vicodin is, for lack of a better term, making me high!  Ha!  I'm not letting it sap another minute though, of my time! 

I was in the process of making invitations for the family to come to our new home for Thanksgiving dinner when I saw the H2H Challenge this week to craft something with leaves and trees.  I knew I was going to use CTMH's new Olivia paper already and had some ideas for leaves or acorns already.  I really enjoyed how these came out and I hope you like it too.

Notice how the Vicodin ate away at my brain on the back of the card, however; I forgot to sign it!!!  Hello?!   Anyway...

Supplies used are all CTMH:

Z1352 Round Circle card and envelope in Colonial White
X7128B Olivia Level 2 Paper
Z1316 Cocoa ribbon
Z2268 Cocoa re-inker
Z1298 stipple brush from the Texture Tools
G1013 My Acylix Timeless (exclusive ONLY to the Olivia Workshop on the Go)

Order these and all your other "craftabulous" supplies here on my website.

Ta-ta for now; my bed and heating pad are calling my name!

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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Girls' Night Out AND Make FIFTY Handmade Christmas Cards

Join us for an evening of girl talk, getting out and oh, getting your Christmas Cards out of the way early!  For $30, you will get all of the paper, card bases and envelopes, plus your own ink pad and full instructions to handmake FIFTY Christmas Cards! Whoo-hoo! You will also have complete use of other Stamp sets, blocks and inks from my personal collection.

The Timbers Inn has graciously allowed us to use their facilities for this event so feel free to order a drink and appetizer or two while out.

A paid RSVP is required by Friday, October 8 along with your choice of paper. Pictured here are cards from the Mistletoe Kit or you can also choose a blue, wintery theme with Magnifique. Both are beautiful! Other REQUIRED materials are a Paper Trimmer and adhesive, lots of it! I will have adhesive for sale and you can add a Paper Trimmer to your order when you RSVP if you don't already have one.

Schedule a friend* with you and earn a free gift! (*Must be someone I haven't yet met/invited) Call me today to book your spot for $30 or before October 8th! 937-209-0299.
Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day! Jill Myers

Friday, October 1, 2010


Click on this link to see how much FREE rewards you can earn at your party:

WHETHER YOU'RE A BRAND NEW OR EXPERIENCED HOSTESS with Close To My Heart, this is the perfect opportunity to hold one or more Home Gatherings and receive special sales incentives! That's right . . . at every Gathering held from October 1 to October 31 that reaches a minimum of $450 in sales, hostesses will be able to "jump" to the next level of Hostess Rewards-which means more free products and more items at 50% off! And it'll be so easy to do, because October is the ideal time for guests to buy scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting supplies to preserve their memories. It's enough to make you Jump for Joy!
Yes, you read that correctly; Double Hostess Rewards for any Party in October that reaches $450 in sales.  So grab your calendar and your phone and CALL ME!  937-209-0299.  Available Dates: October 11, 14, 18 and 25.
Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

September Stamp of the Month is a "Thriller"

I played a lot today with this month's Stamp of the Month, "Thriller" and I need not say, "I love it!"  It was so fun, cute and melancholy!  I made these two cards for some upcoming parties and craft shows.  All I used was Hooligans Level 2 paper, the Thriller Stamp Set, Black Ink and SPARKLES!  (love 'em!)  All Close to My Heart products which can be ordered on my website here.

Be sure to get yours before the end of the month when "Thriller" will no longer be available!

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

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birthday Present for Mom-in-Law (Don't Look Yet Mom!)

A few weeks ago I attended a Team Meeting in Westland, MI (where I met some of the women I have been inspired by for a while!  Yay!) and we were given this cute mini album to put together.  I believe the original creation was from Dana Swadling-Thanks Dana!

I have been dying to put it together and finally had some time today while all my kiddos were finally back to school.  I used the 6x6 My Creations Accordian Album (it ONLY costs $3.95!!!) with Passages My Reflections paper with coordinating cardstock, the new Foundry Flourishes,  Marks Passages, Just Blooms Spring Blossom Collection and Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems.  I also used Cocoa ink and My Acrylic Stamp Sets The Present (New this Idea Book) and Live Inspired.

I cut no corners when it comes to gifting for friends and family plus I LOVE making these types of items.  I tried to take pictures to show you all the wonderful angles and spots to put pictures.  I really hope she loves this as much as I do.  I also made a matching birthday card (of course) to give with the album.

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

Jill Myers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This has to be one of my fave layouts!!!

So today was my first blissful day alone whilst the kiddos were in school.  Short lived as it was (2 1/2 hours with the boys in preschool) I know I will get the break every day!!!!

I'm getting some of my workshop samples done and first up today was my October Workshop on the Go with the Close To My Heart kit, Olivia. 

I love the colors (fall kits always seem to be one of my faves for really getting me in the mood) and the Olivia kit is fantastic!  I got a chance to use one of the new colors, Smoothie, and I learned some really fun new tricks to use with my sandpaper!!  I printed these A-dorable pics from when my baby girl was just 2 1/2 (she's 8 now and all attitude) on our first ever trip to the Pumpkin Farm.  A trip which became an annual pilgrimage with all my kiddos.  Now that we are in Michigan, I have to find a new fantastic fall haunt.  Anyone with suggestions for the Grand Rapids area are more than welcome to post here!

But I digress, sorry.  I'm hosting the workshop to put this layout together, plus take home the other 3/4 of the kit to make more layouts and fabulous cards at home with the help of the Workshop Guide, at my home on October 4th at either 8:30am or 6:00pm for just the price of the kit, $29.95 and the use of my inks and blocks.  Contact me to reserve your spot today.

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The New Hooligan's Workshop is Coming Up!

Come to my home for some fun scrappin' time and to learn new techniques to make your layouts "sparkle" and shine with Prisma Glitter and Bonding Memories Glue.  The Hooligans Workshop on the Go is available to purchase online here for $29.95 or contact me to order one and put it together with me on either Monday, September 13 at 8:30am OR on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00p.

The Workshop on the Gos feature a full Level 2 Scrapbook Kit, EXCLUSIVE My Acrylix Stamp Set, coordinating accessories AND a fully illustrated instruction guide with artwork and cutting guide.  Retail value is around $35 but the kit always costs just $29.95!  Whether you are a "pro" at preserving your memories or you are just getting interested but don't know the hows and whys, this kit is perfect!

Contact me to get your hands on one or shop online at my website, click Shop Online and order your favorite Workshop on the Go.  I feature a new Workshop each month on the first Monday (usually) of the month.  If you find that you are unable to catch me on a Monday night but would like some help I'd be happy to come over for a one-on-one or gather up some buddies and make it a girls (or maybe a guy or two..) craft night!

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Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

September's "Funshop" is Freakishly Fun to Make!

This month's "Funshop" is a really colorful and, well, fun Halloween brag book using Close To My Heart's 3 ring binder, the new Hooligan's paper packet and Stickease, some Sparkles, Liquid Glass and Prisma Glitter!  It is just Boo-tiful!  Come over and make one to take home for yourself (or for a great gift)!

The workshop is held at my home on Monday, September 20th at either 8:30am or at 6:00pm.  The cost is $20 and all you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  If you don't have any I will have some Tombo glue runners to purchase.

*Side note:  I am also hosting a special date for this workshop at my home for a group of friends who couldn't do the Monday date.  Ask me for your own special date for you and at least 3 friends anytime!

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