Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Click on this link for information on how you can have card kits like these sent right to your door!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Creative Live Free Online Classes by Close to my Heart - Starts today!

Creative Ideas For Celebrating The Relationships That Matter.
Discover your creativity and celebrate the relationships that matter to you with the beautiful artwork of Close To My Heart!

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, partnered with CreativeLive to bring you Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More!. During this unique event, you’ll learn how to use the Close To My Heart products to create beautiful scrapbook pages, customized cards, handcrafted home d├ęcor, inspired digital designs and more! 

You’ll get dozens of inspiring project ideas as Consultants and staff members show you how to work with the complete collection of Close To My Heart Products. You’ll get instructions and advice on getting the most out of the Close To My Heart scrapbook supplies and Cricut embellishments, along with plenty of tips for good old-fashioned party hostessing.

Whether you just want to create personal treasures or are ready to start a home-based business of your very own, Close To My Heart is the perfect partner for you. Close To My Heart produces high-quality and inspiring creative tools and accessories that are only available for sale through passionate and hard-working Close To My Heart Consultants.

Tune in for Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping and More! and find out how fun and rewarding being a Close to My Heart Consultant and customer can be! 

https://www.creativelive.com/courses/scrapbooking-paper-crafts-stamping-and-more-with-close-to-my-heart

Monday, November 2, 2015

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking Special!!

It's a new month and we have a new special. Here's the deal!

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock.

NOW HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART: You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring FIVE 2- page layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.
Now what if you want to do these beautiful layouts but either don't need the album and page protectors or can't quite afford the whole enchilada? That's okay, you can make these FIVE beautiful 2-page layouts by just buying the Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment and then just use 3 pieces of white daisy cardstock you probably have at home. This would cost about $42.00 instead (that includes shipping and tax).
So, what you need to do if you want to make the layouts that I'm going to post below, is to go to my websitehttp://barbraotten.ctmh.com and buy those three items above (or the whole album deal which is really the best value). Here are the directions for the layouts. 







Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Virtual Open House!

Have you wished you could attend a Close to my Heart open house and see all those products from the TWO brand new catalogs that just came out?  Well, I have just the place for you, our Virtual Open House page on facebook.  We have tons and tons of videos showing off not only new products but how to use them and fabulous techniques in both scrapbooking and stamping.  Just do a search on Facebook for ctmhvirtualopenhouse or contact me at caldreamin05@comcast.net and I'll get you added.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Crop in Dayton, Ohio!!

My team member, Shannon Reed, has an awesome crop coming up.  Here's the information!

Attention Close to My Heart fans within a few hours drive of Dayton, OH...are you looking for some uninterrupted time to catch up on your scrapbooking/card making projects? If so, I am hosting a 4 day retreat at the Drury Inn in Dayton from November 12-15. If you have never stayed at a Drury Inn, they are fantastic (and come with 2 adult beverages per person per night). Rates (for double occupancy) are $240 for 3 days and $320 for 4 days. This price includes all your food, snacks, drinks, prizes, goodie bag and a few more surprises! I have day rates if you want to commute and you can also put 3 or 4 to a room if you want to save some money. This was a blast last year - you don't want to miss it! Sign up form in the comments below. There will also be a CTMH store on site in case you forget anything!   Click on the form to make it full size.  


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Special Every Day in September

Sign up for my newsletter at the upper right of this blog to get my newsletter specials every day this month.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Products Now Available!


The new Close to my Heart Catalog is live today!  Visit my website at http://barbraotten.ctmh.com to check out all the new items.  Also, when ordering you will be offered the new catalog for free so make sure to add it to your cart!!!  

Monday, August 3, 2015

New Consultant Kit is Here!!!

The new consultant is beautiful!  Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry? We embrace all types, whether you’re creative-, community-, or business-minded. By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional.
It’s easy to join. Start by clicking on this link and filling out the simple form!   As part of your enrollment you will purchase the Consultant Kit for only $129 USD / $149 CAD. Your kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey and is valued over $445 USD / $530 CAD! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.
Are you a former Consultant? When you re-sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during August using the same email address from your previous Consultant account, you have the opportunity to pick from either a “business building essentials” version of the New Consultant Kit for $49 USD / $58 CAD or a regular New Consultant Kit for $129 USD / $149 CAD. 


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Virtual Christmas Card Workshop

My team has put together a Virtual Christmas Card Workshop on Facebook. Whenever anyone places a $25 order with me or any member of my team, they are given access to the Christmas Card page where they can find MANY Christmas cards with tutorials all made with:
Pear and Partridge Picture My Life Cards
Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Sparkles
Card Bases
Most of the cards were made by me but my team has been contributing too, all using the above items. If you need to get started on your Christmas cards early, these are super easy and pretty! Place and order of $25 or more on my website and I will get you right on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Thirty


Thank you for sticking with me for 30 days of cards!  


We will be having a FREE Christmas Card Workshop (available online and also in person) in Battle Creek on July 26th that you can attend when you spend $25 with any consultant on the Can't Stop Dreaming team.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Nine


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  The next few cards will all be made with the Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards.  As I've mentioned, these are the most fun and easiest cards to make!


We will be having a FREE Christmas Card Workshop (available online and also in person) in Battle Creek on July 26th that you can attend when you spend $25 with any consultant on the Can't Stop Dreaming team.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Eight


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  The next few cards will all be made with the Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards.  As I've mentioned, these are the most fun and easiest cards to make!


We will be having a FREE Christmas Card Workshop (available online and also in person) in Battle Creek on July 26th that you can attend when you spend $25 with any consultant on the Can't Stop Dreaming team.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Seven


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  The next few cards will all be made with the Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards.  As I've mentioned, these are the most fun and easiest cards to make!


We will be having a FREE Christmas Card Workshop (available online and also in person) in Battle Creek on July 26th that you can attend when you spend $25 with any consultant on the Can't Stop Dreaming team.

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Six



Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  The next few cards will all be made with the Pear and Partridge Picture My Life cards.  As I've mentioned, these are the most fun and easiest cards to make!


We will be having a FREE Christmas Card Workshop (available online and also in person) in Battle Creek on July 26th that you can attend when you spend $25 with any consultant on the Can't Stop Dreaming team.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Five


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  Once again I love those Picture My Life cards, if you get my Card Kits by Mail this month you'll be able to make one of these but with a Laughing Lola set.



YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Four


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  It's almost the 4th of July.  I hope you'll be celebrating this great country of ours.



YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Three



Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  Once again I love those Picture My Life cards, nothing to making a greeting card in a few minutes.



YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty Two


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  Snowhaven paper is so bright and you can actually use it when it's not winter too!



YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty One


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  Talk about a simple card, the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is full of them.  

Cricut Machine


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Twenty


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  I've only ridden a motorcycle a couple of times in my life but they sure are fun! 

Black Cardstock
Proplayer Pattern Paper (retired)
Button Brads (retired) 
Cricut Machine


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Nineteen


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  Yes, I know it's June and not Christmas but it's never too early to start on your Christmas cards.

Cricut Machine
Cricut Machine


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Card A Day - Day Eighteen


Each day throughout the month of June, I will be posting a card with products used.  With a new nephew in my life, I am somehow curiously drawn to baby cards!

Cricut Machine


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP AS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE CARDS.

TIME TO SIGN UP AGAIN!  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR JUNE CARD KITS BY MAIL.

Here are the details....

Every month I create FIVE cards just for you! They are truly exclusive cards and super special. 
  
You may buy the card workshop for $25.00 by the 15th of each month. 
  
You will not be able to see the cards until you receive the kits. If you've been following my facebook pageblog, and newsletters then you've seen examples of my cards which will give you a good idea of what you'll be getting.
  
By the end of each month
I will sent out your card kits in the mail, the pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  The day I send out the kits I will send out instructions and photos of the card by email.  You will then be able to put the cards together.  For those of you who are consultants, I have no problem with you using my cards in your own workshops. 
  
So, this is the chance you've been waiting for!  Payments may be by credit card (you will call me with the number 989-906-6420), paypal me at caldreamin05@comcast.net or you may mail a check to:
  
Barbra Otten
1247 W. John Beers Road
Stevensville, MI 49127
  
The next cards will go out before the end of the month and your order must be in by the 15th.  
  
PASS MY INFO ALONG TO A FRIEND, IF HE OR SHE SIGNS UP, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT FROM ME.  MAKE SURE YOUR FRIEND MENTIONS THAT YOU REFERRED THEM.


IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CARD KITS BY MAIL IN AN ONGOING BASIS, CALL ME AT (989) 906-6420 WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND I WILL JUST RUN YOUR PAYMENT ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU UNSUBSCRIBE.