Saturday, January 5, 2019

NEW Seasonal Expressions Idea Book is HERE!

Isn't the cover to our BRAND NEW Seasonal Expressions Idea Book gorgeous?! We are celebrating 35 years of Close To My Heart and the front cover commemorates that perfectly!

Our Founder & CEO, Jeanette Lynton, is featured on the front cover and CTMH promises to celebrate this year in some FUN ways!

WANT YOUR OWN COPY? To get a hard copy, all you have to do is place an order of any size on my website; that's it! It will ship with your products! In the meantime, consider perusing the digital version of our newest Idea Book. You won't be sorry!

In fact, we kicked off a SALE yesterday where you can save 35% off all alphabet Stamp Sets. You can see details about that special here.

Today, I am sharing with you my Top 5 NEW PRODUCTS, in no particular order, as of today. LOL My favorites tend to change quite a bit during an Idea Book cycle because there are so many great products!

#1 I Heart Us Product Line

If you know me well enough, you probably would have picked out this paper suite as my favorite. I love it because of the bright colors that are totally cheerful! The coordinating products are super awesome as well! 

There are several DELUXE kits included in this Idea Book. The designed artwork incorporates various stamping and other papercrafting techniques. In the "I Heart Us" Deluxe Kit, you have the opportunity to make this mini album that measures 6" x 8".  

#2 Bunny Trail

There are many NEW and fabulous stamp sets in this new Idea Book. I have a few that I love, and I don't even own this one, yet, but it's a for sure giveaway on why I like it LOL...I love Peeps! (I only love them at Easter time and at no other time throughout the year.) I can't wait to get this stamp set and create with it. Besides the cute Peeps-ish image, aren't the sentiments just adorable?! Check out all our current stamp sets by clicking on this link

This 6" x 8" mini album, and awesome page accents, is great for preserving your most precious memories.

"This collection of your most favorite photos and the stories they represent. It will reveal what is most essential about you, the creator. Not all pictures are created equal. Some pictures strike a chord so strong in you that you feel compelled to single them out. This project gives you permission to bring these photos together in one scrapbook." - Stacy Julian

Watch this video for more insight on this new way to preserve the moments that matter most.

#4 Stitched Thin Cuts Frames
 Use these 3 thin metal dies to quickly and easily cut the shapes shown, using your favorite diecut machine. 
Size of square shapes: 4½", 3¼", 2".

Thin Cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.
 Size of rectangular shapes: 4¼" × 5½", 3" × 4¼", 1¾" x 3".

#5 Designer Shoulder Tote

This beautiful NEW tote coordinates with our Designer Travel Luggage that I absolutely LOVE! It features a zippered main compartment, one small interior zipper pocket, and one large exterior zipper pocket; 18½" opening, 6" × 13½" base, 14½" tall.

Now that I have shared my favorites, take a look at the Idea Book and let me know what catches your attention! (There just may be some Blog Candy - aka goodies - provided when you do!)

Wishing you an enjoyable and restful weekend!


  1. I love the designer tote! So great and useful!

  2. Colorful, New thin cut ideas using rectangles n squares n I like the purple pink combo example. So many new things, so little time!

  3. The Idea Book has many things that caught my eye but page 126 has an eye-catching layout. I'm not sure if it should be framed or placed in a scrapbook but I think it would be awesome either way.

  4. I just love how CTMH puts everything together for us in the WYW. I can just pick up a packet and don’t worry about hunting for things to match. It’s all right there. My WYW is on the way, can’t wait to play!

  5. I knew you'd love that marshmallow bunny stamp set! I'm thinking the paper doll thin cuts will be cool to use with shrinky dinks. Wondering how the Shin-Han markers will work after the shrink?


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