Crafting Celebrities: My Crush® Books on Studio 5!

The My Crush® For Her and For Him books had their spot in the limelight today when Close To My Heart Chief Communications Officer Monica Wihongi brought them in to show the folks on the KSL Studio 5 show. While they were filming the segment, our Creative Communications Manager Jill Broadbent snapped a few behind-the-scenes shots of Monica on set! Doesn’t she look like a natural? Some people are just made for the lights. 🙂

As Monica mentioned in the show, we’re offering a special My Crush® bundle giveaway in this post! Scroll down to the bottom to get more details on what’s inside and how to enter.

For those of you living outside of Utah (and for those in Utah who just missed the show), watch the full segment below.

Watched the show and still left craving to know more? For intense crafting scholars like you, we’ve provided a breakdown analysis of a few highlights from each of the books below.

My Crush® For Her Book

Start Here

Who wouldn’t want to open a book with this masterpiece on the cover? There is definitely something magical about a beginning as beautiful as this one.

All the Extras

Gold Shimmer Trim and Coral Reef sequins are your best friends when it comes to dressing things up. All you’ve got to do is peel and stick, and they’ll take care of the sparkling and dazzling. And can we just say how much we love these vellum overlays? Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

Breathing Room
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There’s room for your creativity to exhale on the open, designed pages that are perfect for adding your own journaling blocks, photos, or anything else your heart desires.

Goodbye, Writer’s Block


The journaling prompts scattered throughout the book help you document new insights into your relationships and share the things you might not have found a way to say otherwise.


Designed quotes make lovely companions to your treasured photos. They add drama, sentiment, feeling, power, and beauty—the whole shebang.

 My Crush® For Him Book

 To Boldly Go


We will gladly follow these bold, authentic shapes to the end of this book and back again.

Be Brave

Add a touch of bold dimension and color using the Brave enamel shapes! They’re self-adhesive, handsome, and prepared to fight the battle of visual appeal until the end of time.

Outdoors Inside

What better way to say how you feel than with backgrounds of majestic pictures of the wilderness? Words take on new meaning when they’ve got nature on their side.

Say What You Need to Say
Know how you feel but can’t find the words? Don’t worry—this book has got you covered. Just like the For Her book, the creative journaling prompts inside will help you find the words you know you want to say but just aren’t quite sure how to say.

Feeling satisfied yet? If not, then you know there’s only one thing left to do: Get your own My Crush® book today! Enter the giveaway below or order one from a Close To My Heart Consultant.

If you’re feeling all sorts of twitterpated, then take a chance on love! Tell us what you love most about these books by leaving a comment below, and you’ll be entered in our My Crush® bundle giveaway. This bundle includes both a For Her and For Him book! We’ll randomly select one lucky winner on Thursday, April 9. 

So don’t be shy about sharing your love! Remember, fortune favors the brave. 😉

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279 thoughts on “Crafting Celebrities: My Crush® Books on Studio 5!

  1. I love the variety of textures that are showcased in the albums. They are truly a lovely way to share and give a lasting memory of times together with those you love.

  2. I love the way you can get a book done quickly and still have it look great. They make great gifts.

  3. I am at the age where my friends are busy retired travelling people with grandchildren. These books are a great way to quickly record vacation highlights or prepare a brag book of the grandchildren to carry on their journeys that will impress their friends.

  4. I love the size and that it’s easy to complete the project in just a little time compared to my usual 12×12 layouts!

  5. I love the thought of Creating a keepsake for my husband to show him I love him to the moon and back and what a wonderful little gift for any special someone in your life

  6. First, the size is just perfect for a quick and easy brag book or documentation of a special trip. Second, the colors and patterns are so trendy and are easily matched to CTMH embellishments to add even more bling and sparkle. What’s not to love?!

  7. PERFECT for so many uses – birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, special events, vacations and so much more. Can’t wait to help my grandchildren make these for their parents. LOVE!

  8. I love how simple it is! My mother in law, who lives across the country, would think i was super-daughter if I sent one of these to her! Thanks for the chance.

  9. I love the “writer’s block”. My mother & I used to make eachother cards/notes & they would of course be hand written. I love my Mom’s hand writing & to me, close to the heart is taking the time to write it down. Opposing that, lol, I adore the prints offered with texts as well. :). New to this thanks to Dianne Black Schouten, a chance to find my love by winning this contest could turn into a future addiction by the looks of it!

    Thanks for the chance.

    Joyce Vos

  10. I love these because you can use the prompts to record information that your children will cherish in the years to come. I have one, not nearly as pretty, that my mom did for me. Fifteen years after her passing I still treasure her writings and her handwriting. I wish it was recorded in something as beautiful as theses.

  11. What a great way to give someone a little gift of loving thoughts and memories! Perfect for graduations, birthdays, special holidays! I have three grandchildren graduating high school this year and next. Can’t wait to give them each a crush book!

  12. I love the colors of the For Her Crush book….and the For Him Crush book is stylish enough for a guy, but not overly done. Looks great!

  13. I love these books! My favorite feature is how easy they are to turn into a wonderful keepsake! These will make perfect Mother’s Day and Fathers’s Day gifts this year! Can’t wait!

  14. I like that it gives a guy like me a better opportunity to join my wife in creating memories together.

  15. What a great idea for a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift! Looks like it is easy enough for me to complete too :).

  16. I love the simplicity of joe quickly these gorgeous books come together as well as their ability to be taken apart to make cards and beautiful pages, this busy girl loves the fact that the boys are taken care of too 😍

  17. I love how the His book is picture ready! This would make a lovely Father’s Day gift that could travel with my husband who is in the navy. Love the color scheme, too!

  18. The simplicity of these books is awesome. So quick and easy to put together a treasured keepsake. The versatility makes it even better. Just pull it apart and go!

  19. I love the colors and simple nature to these books! It would make a heartfelt gift for my mother’s 75th birthday without taking loads of time.

  20. I am in love with all the My Crush books. I love how quick it is to add a photo here, add a memory there, I use them to document everyday small things. I am excited to make the For Her and For Him books for my kids!

  21. This would be a perfect way to help share memories of prom, since it is prom season this is perfect timing! Would love one to give as a memory for my Grandson’s Junior Prom!

  22. The ease of these books is what I love the most! They make it easy to make a beautiful brag book for a loved one or a sweet little coffee table book!

  23. While I love many things about the My Crush books I think that I would have to say that my favorite one is that once again Close to my Heart makes me look good. People look at my scrapbooks and think that I am creative. No, it’s just that I have CTMH as my secret weapon. They do all of the hard work and I get to take the credit when others look at my albums. Thanks CTMH for another great and super creative project.

  24. These adorable books are perfect not only for Mom , Dad or hubby…I want to make some for special friends, my children and even my grandchildren. Are they available in bulk??!! 🙂

  25. I love everything about these crush book along with the others that CTMH offers! The vellum overlays are just beautiful and the writing prompts are a touch of genius!! Quick, easy & a stunning finished product – what more could a girl ask for?!!

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