Friday, December 2, 2011

January Scrapbook Club Layout

I enjoyed spending much needed girl-time at Scrapbook Club tonight!  If you were unable to join us, mark your calendar for the first Friday in January (the 6th).  We will be creating this "Snow Day" layout using the Wonderland paper pack!  Make sure to RSVP by December 15th if you would like to come.  If you cannot make it, but still want the kit, let me know!  Check out more details on the Scrapbook Club by clicking the link at the top of the page.  E-mail me or leave a note on my Facebook page to RSVP!

(Picture sizes are 5x7, 2.75x2.75, 2.75x3.75, and 3.75x5.75)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Layout Featured!

My Studio J Christmas Layout was featured on the Studio J blog!  So exciting to know that corporate thinks I'm doing a good job! :)  Here's the layout:

 You can check out the article here:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

December Scrapbook Club Layout

Layout features Believe Level 2 Paper, Milepost Stars, Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Believe Workshop Stamp Set (from the Workshop on the Go), Christmas Cheer Stamp Set, and the title cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Details on the Club can be found HERE or by clicking the "Scrapbook Club" link at the top of the page! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

H2H Challenge: Metals

While I was updating my Gypsy to add our awesome new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, I was browsing the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is to incorporate something metal into your project.  I had a pile of square scraps and a metal frame lying in front of me, so I figured I'd put together this simple card!  My Gypsy still isn't finished updating...maybe I'll have to work on another H2H Challenge while I wait! :)

Holiday Wishes!

Make your wish come true this November with an exclusive stamp set at an incredible discount!  The BEST PART is that many of the images in this stamp set coordinate with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge which will make your holiday cards a breeze! 

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix Stamp Sets in November, you can add this D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5.00 plus applicable shipping & tax (regularly $17.95).  Dates: Offer valid November 1 – 30, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Holiday Card Workshop

The Holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about making Christmas Cards! 

Card Workshop:  Sunday, November 20, 2011
Time:  2:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost: $15 per kit
 *Kits will be cut and ready to stamp and assemble.  Each kit comes with supplies for 12 cards, including envelopes and sparkles for embellishing.  Order as many kits as you wish!  If you would like your pieces already stamped or cannot attend the workshop, I will stamp for you!  This service is a $5 charge per kit.
RSVP by November 1, 2011

Wonderland Mini Album

Using the Wonderland B & T, cut the following pieces:
  • 5.75" x 2"
  • (3) 5.75" x 1.5"
  • (2) 5.75" x .75"
  • (2) 5.75" x 1.25"
  • (2) 2.75" x 2.75"
  • (2) 4" x 5.25"
  • 6" x .5" (can use border)
  • 6" x 1"
  • 4" x 4"
From the 12 x 12 Kraft cardstock, cut and score the following pieces:
  • one piece 5.75" x 12" and score at 3" and 9"
  • one piece 5.75" x 11.5" and score at 5.75"
To the card base, attach the two kraft pieces on the inside of the card.  The tri-fold goes on the right and opens top/bottom.  The half fold goes on the left and opens to the left.

 Assemble as follows:
 partway opened
 completely opened

front cover

Friday, October 7, 2011

Studio J Layouts of the boys!

Check out Studio J on my website!  You'll see just how quick and easy it is to make beautiful layouts!!   You won't spend a penny until you decide to purchase your layouts.  It's great!  Check it out!!

Studio J Layouts of our Sweet Baby Girl

Check out Studio J on my website!  You'll see just how quick and easy it is to make beautiful layouts!!   You won't spend a penny until you decide to purchase your layouts.  It's great!  Check it out!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Almost Full for our Fall Crop!

If you are interested in attending our fall crop, make sure you contact me ASAP!  We are almost full and will be starting a wait-list soon.  It's going to be fun!  See previous post for crop info. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fall Crop Info!!

Mark your calendars ~ Saturday, October 15th is our Fall Crop at the Holiday Inn in Brighton!  Join us from 9am-10pm for a day away to crop!  Included in your registration fee is lunch & dinner, new products, prizes, and 13 hours to work, play, and socialize with your friends!  There is WiFi, so if you'd like to bring your laptop to use Studio J and digital scrapbook, you're welcome to do so!  We'll be there to help you with whatever you need!  Cost is $30 if paid in full before August 31st, after August 31st cost is $35.  Get a friend who is not currently on my mailing list to register and you'll receive a $5 coupon to use with your next order!  Plan to bring a munchie to share.  Limited spots available, so contact me ( to register today!! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Supplies that are Retiring

Here is the current retiring list for July 31st.  Make sure to order what you need before midnight on the 31st.
Call me if you have questions!  Click HERE to shop:   

My Relections Kits, Papers & My Stickease
All Level One Scrapbook Kits are being retired!!
Bliss Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Miracle Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Magnifique Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease

Acrylic Blocks
1” x 1 ½” block   (Y1001)
1” x 6 ½” block   (Y1005)
2” x 11” block (Y1007)
2 ½” x 2 ½” block  (Y1004)
4 ½” x 6 ½” block (Y1011)
My Acrylix block starter kit (Y1500)

Embellishments & Tools
Designer ribbon – Cranberry  (Z1209)
Designer ribbon – Buttercup (Z1154)
Designer ribbon – Sweet Leaf  (Z1125)
Sophia Level 2 Journaling Spots  (Z1357)
Mini Medley Accents – Pear (Z1339)
Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon (Z1340)
Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim (Z1277)
Top Coats – Framed In (Z1211)
Rub Ons – Across the Board (Z1231)
Rub Ons – Primavera (Z1265)
Kraft Color Ready Borders  (Z1377)
Red Eye Pen (3501)
Embossing Powders – Clear (Z671)
Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue (Z647)
Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple  (Z664)
Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl (Z678)
Block Buddy Set  Z1289  121 Pivot Point Stapler (Z1009)
Texture Tools – Foam Tools (Z1090)
Fun Flock (Z263)
My Accents Block Organizer (Z185)

24 pks of Cardstock will only be offered in these colors after July 31st: Kraft,   
   Black, White Daisy, Colonial White, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Cocoa, Desert   
   Sand, Bamboo, Sweet Leaf, Pacifica, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Olive, 
   Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim
Textured Cardstock – White Daisy
(We are not retiring any colors and you will be able to purchase the other colors in combo packs.)

Inks and Markers
After July 31st, you will be able to purchase our stamp pads and markers individually.  We will no longer offer them in sets of color families.  Order before July 31st if you would like to take advantage of the 
Color Family Set discounted price.

Dimensional Elements
Dimensional Elements – Villa (Z1390)
Dimensional Elements – Miracle (Z1354)
Dimensional Elements – Booksmart  (Z1223)
Dimensional Elements – Borders (Z1156)
Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun (Z1140)
Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard (Z1164)
Dimensional Elements – Stars (Z1312)
All Dimensional Elements Monograms – A – Z

Other Items
All Envelope flats – Pg 114
3” x 3” Mini Album (Z1166) – Pg 120
My Creations 3 ring binder (Z1141) – Pg 120

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kids Creative Camp Album

This is the scrapbook my kids campers will be making this week! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Bang for your Buck in July!

Spend $50, get an item for $1. It’s simple. Spend $50, add a bonus item for $1 (five products to choose from). Because everyone loves saving money!

Eligible $1 Bonus Items:
X5811 Creative Basics® Mistletoe (value: $8.95 US) 
X5807 Creative Basics® Animal Cookies (value: $8.95)  
X8624 My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit (value: $12.95)  
X8622 My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit (value: $12.95)  
X8623 My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit (value: $14.95)

This is the special for July! I will also include a $5 off coupon for the NEW catalog (coming in August!) with every order over $50 placed this month. You can check out the current catalog on my website... http:melissaburch.myctmh.c​om and then contact me with your order (  :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Studio J Play Class

Bring your laptop loaded with 8-10 photos of one event to create a beautiful Studio J layout! (Needs to have WiFi capibility.) This class is FREE and I will show you the ins and outs of Studio J. You will be able to order your free .jpg (if you haven't ordered it yet this month) and even a tangible copy of your layout if you wish! I will have lots of examples of finish products for you to see and will answer any questions you have about this fun, easy, and free digital scrapbooking program! :) If you do not have a laptop, but would like to come for the class to watch and learn, you are welcome to do so!

If you need directions or my address, let me know! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio J Create and Share!

Join the fun!  Submit your completed Studio J .jpg to be featured on my blog!  Simply send your .jpg as an attachment to and your layout will be featured on my blog.  You will receive a personalized thank you gift for participating! :)  Have fun creating!  Click here to create your layout on Studio J!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Baby Studio J Layouts

I created layouts of our sweet little Kristen using the awesome digital scrapbooking  program, Studio J!  Simple and  easy...perfect when you have three kids and a busy life!! :)  Check  it out!

Christmas Layouts

Studio J made making these layouts from Christmas so easy!  It was fun to manipulate the different layouts to make something unique for our family.  I love it!  Check out Studio J today!!

Ethan's Birthday - Studio J Digital Layout

If you haven't tried out Studio J it!!  It's fast, easy, and FREE!  And you get a free layout .jpg this month just for playing!  Do it!! :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Get a FREE .jpg in June!!

Check out Studio J during the month of June, and you'll receive a FREE .jpg - no purchase required!  Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one .jpg file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free .jpg file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or MyCTMH account are ready to log on and start creating. If you do not have an account, no worries!  Just log on to Studio J, create an account, create your beautiful layout, then order your free .jpg with no strings attached!!  This offer is good until June 30.  Have fun creating!! :)  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Consultant THIS Weekend! :)

(stated perfectly from a friend of mine, and fellow consultant, Barbra Otten)

Number 10....

Free products! Free products! Free products!

Number 9....

Consistent scrapbooking and stamping inspiration.

Number 8....

Free training, not only from your upline but an entire college-like online education in business, creativity, and personal growth.

Number 7....

A chance to make new friends who share a hobby that you love.

Number 6....

Recognition, because no one stands up and cheers when you do a good job vacuuming the floor.

Number 5....

A chance to get out of the house, away from kids and spouse, time with your girlfriends.

Number 4....

Flexibility! Who doesn't like to make their own hours or take a day off when YOU want to.

Number 3....

Money! It takes awhile to make the big bucks, but could $200 or more a month make a difference in your life?

Number 2....

A sisterhood! Fellow consultants & wonderful customers...who better to spend time with!!

Number 1....

Because it's only $65 plus shipping and tax up UNTIL May 31st this month. If you don't sign now, you're going to be kicking yourself when it goes back up to $129+ this coming Wednesday!

Now that you are convinced, join my team before May is gone!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Megameet Details!

I spent the morning and early afternoon at the Great Lakes Mega Meet at Rock Financial.  It was great!  I met lots of scrapbookers, saw a few current customers and friends, and even got a chance to shop a little!  It was fun!  If you're thinking about going, you should totally go!  There are TONS of ideas, new products, lots of excitement & inspiration there!  I got some super cute girly layouts for Kristen's album, some Disney layouts for our trip coming up this summer, and a couple cute presents for a dear friend.  I'd say it was a productive day, and Kristen had fun, too!! :) 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May New Consultant Special Offer!

Today is the first day of May! If you've been thinking about joining my team, May is the time to do it because you'll get HALF OFF the new consultant kit!! Awesome deal and we have so much fun...why not? :)

Click HERE for more info!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

50% off New Consultant Kit in May!

This is such a fabulous deal! Look below to see what YOU get if you sign up to be a consultant in May! The kit will only be $64.50 (+tax/shipping) and you will receive a 22% discount on all our products until September 30th, even if you don't sell a thing!!

To sweeten the deal, if you put in your first $300 in sales by September 15th, you will earn $25 in free product credit from Close to my Heart and if you put in $1200 in sales in your first three months, you will earn another $75 in free product credit from Close to my Heart!

So what do I get??!!   You'll receive this Special National Scrapbooking Month Kit, along with THREE of the Collection choices below for only $64.50 (plus tax/shipping).  What a fantastic deal!!  

And choose THREE of the Collections below...

12-Month Studio J® Membership worth $99

Mayberry Collection ($66.85 value)

Workshops on the Go™ Mayberry Kit (G1022)

My Acrylix® Summer Days Stamp Set (B1375)

Smoothie Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2196)

Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)

Brads Pink Assortment (Z1362)

2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009) (not shown)

Lucky Collection ($78.55 value)

Workshops on the Go™ Lucky Kit (G1018)

My Acrylix® Enjoy Life Stamp Set (C1439)

Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2140)

Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)

Lucky Level 2 Assortment (Z1356)

Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Z1377)

Sponge (Z697)

Edge Distresser (Z1297)

2 1/2" × 2 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1004) (not shown)

Album Collection ($73.60 value)

12" x 12" Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)

Outdoor Denim Quick Pic® Album (Z1404)

My Acrylix® Ciao Stamp Set (D1461)

Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)

4" × 4" My Acrylix® Block (Y1008)

Stamp Collection ($75.05 value)

Double Scrubber (Z1163)

My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)

My Acrylix® A Tulip Stamp Set (A1111)

My Acrylix® Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365)

My Acrylix® Bless This Nest Stamp Set (C1445)

Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166)

Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2120)

3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) (not shown)

Don't miss this opportunity!  Contact me to sign up in May!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Have Scrapbook . . . Will Travel!

Enter to win this FABULOUS Scrapbook in a box
made by the corporate CTMH design team!!

For every $50 you spend during the month of April, you will get one ticket in the drawing to win the box.  The box is one of our My Creation Recipe boxes, decorated with a leather strap.  It includes ten beautiful chipboard postcards with photo spots on one side, and journaling spots on the back.  Each piece is exquisitely detalied by one of the talented CTMH corporate artists.  All orders must be placed by April 30 in order to qualify.  The winner will be announced by May 3rd.

*If you are placing a supply order for the crop on April 30, make sure I have your orders by April 17th!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Workshops On The Go Kits!

Spring is almost here and it's time to start thinking about creating spring and summer scrapbook pages!  This page was created with the Mayberry Workshops on the Go kit!  Isn't it great?!  How would you like to create this page using the Mayberry WOTG kit?  For just $29.95 (plus tax/shipping) you will get a complete Mayberry Level 2 Paper Packet, the exclusive My Acrylix® Mayberry Workshop B-size Stamp Set (only available in the WOTG kit), Canvas Badge Buttons, and the Workshop Guide.  It's easy to follow the included step-by-step instructions and create the two workshop projects featured in the workshop guide: a two-page layout and six cards (2 each of 3 designs). Layout and card patterns are Jeanette Lynton originals created exclusively for this workshop and they are beautiful!  You will have plenty of paper and embellishments to create other layouts and cards using the Mayberry paper pack provided.  One additional layout can be found HERE!  Order your kit today! 

Mayberry WOTG Kit

If you would like to put your WOTG kit together with my asssitance, mark your calendar for Thursday, April 21 for open cropping time from 6-10pm!  Cropping is free!  Just make sure to bring a munchie to share, along with your favorite beverage!  Reserve your spot spots are available. :)

If you would like to see the other Workshop on the Go Kits available, Click HERE! There are several different WOTG options for you to choose from!

Miracle WOTG Kit

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Giggle layout

This layout is from the Magic How-to Book.  I used Sophia papers and Sophia My Stickease to create this look.  I'm planning to use it for my daughter's first smile picture in her baby book! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mayberry 12x12 Layout

This layout was created using Mayberry Level 2 papers and Mayberry My Stickease. I created this layout for a year of pictures, which is why there are twelve small squares on the layout. I thought it would be cute to capture my kids together each month and create a layout using those pictures. :)  If you are coming to our crop on April 30th, you'll get to make your own variation of this layout at the crop!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

13 hour crop ~ April 30! :)

Back by popular demand...our all-day hotel crop at the Holiday Inn Express in Brighton! For just $30 (if you register before March 15) you can enjoy a day away to crop and socialize with your friends! The crop will be from 9am-10pm and will include lunch and dinner, as well as prizes and contests! One lucky cropper will even win a $20 Close To My Heart gift certificate! Bring a munchie or drink to share and receive prize tickets! The cost is just $30 if you register before March 15, or $35 if you register after March 15. There are limited spots, so register today if you're interested!! It's going to be fun!! :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Miracle cards

These cards were created using the Miracle papers and coordinating cardstock.  Inks are Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue.  Inks are from the Thank You stamp set and the Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set.

Mayberry Cards

The cards below were created with the new Mayberry papers and coordinating cardstock.  I love this paper pack!  I think they will make some adorable spring and summer layouts, as well as cards...don't you think?!  Here are the cards that are part of the card workshop I'm doing in Brighton on Tuesday.

The stamp for the first card came from the Thank You stamp set (D1361) and the second card used It's Your Day (D1352) and Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475).  Inks are Hollyhock, Garden Green, and Honey.

Mojo Monday on Saturday :)

Another great sketch blog I love is Mojo Monday.  Although I didn't find my Mojo until today :), I enjoyed this challenge and was pleased with how the cards turned out.  When I drew the sketch into my notebook, I failed to sketch that it needed to be a circle or square, so both of my cards are rectangular.  But still, I am pleased with how they turned out.  Here's the sketch:
And here are the cards I created:

I tried to make them simple so that I could easily teach them at my card workshop on Tuesday.  I often have women come to the workshop that have never made cards before, so I like to keep the cards simple.  The paper I used was the Wings Creative Basics, Juniper and Garden Green Ink, and embellished with a clear button tied with natural hemp where the two papers come together.

Valentine Card

It's been awhile since I've participated in a card challenge online, so I thought I would take some time today to do just that.  Heart to Heart Challenges have a sketch challenge this week, which I love. 

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought about the cute Petite Perks set from the new catalog and decided to make a Valentine Card.
I used Sweetheart B&T, coordinating cardstock, and tulip ink.  The stamps came from the new Petite Perks and "In the Month of February" (C1403).  We will be making this card at the party I have tomorrow, as well as the card workshop I'm holding Tuesday night.  :) 




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