Fund Your Fun, Plus a Giveaway!

We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity,
to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

This is what it’s all about at Close To My Heart. We believe that preserving and sharing the moments that mean the most to you is so important, and with Close To My Heart, you can do that in creative ways you’ll treasure and look at over and over again.

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If you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting as much as we do, November is the perfect time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant with the Fund Your Fun special. You can join us as a Consultant and take advantage of extra CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice. That means when you sign up during November you’ll get the same amount of CTMH Cash as the cost of your New Consultant Kit, and you can use that CTMH Cash to purchase your choice of products like paper packets, cardstock, stamp sets, stamp pads, and more! Plus, you enjoy all these other great benefits:

  • Discount on your favorite memory keeping products
  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Attend events for business training, product training, creative sessions, and more
  • Make money doing what you love!

The group of ladies in the page below is creating with brand-new product at our North American Convention last June. Can you imagine getting to see and use new product before any one else?

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Consultants not only have an amazing business opportunity and get early access to new products, they belong to the Close To My Heart family. This is a special group of people that supports and encourages you however you decide to use your Close To My Heart business, whether it’s to fund your own crafting fun or to reach other goals. Either way, you can have “fun with friends” while you create and celebrate the memories and relationships that matter the most to you.

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To help you scrapbook your favorite crafting moments with friends, we are giving away FIVE Solid Classroom Alphabet stamp sets! You will love using this large alphabet stamp set in your scrapbooking, just like we did in the Raspberry title on this page. Enter in today’s giveaway by following these two steps. First, make sure you are a subscriber to the Make It From Your Heart blog. If not, just click on the blue “Subscribe to list” button in the sidebar. Second, leave a comment below telling us either what you love about your Close To My Heart Consultant, or what you love about BEING a Consultant! You have until noon (MST) tomorrow, November 2, to enter.

The Fund Your Fun special lasts only through the month of November. Just click here to become a Consultant and start your Close To My Heart journey!


Recipes:

12″ x 12″ Fun with Friends Page
B1638 My Acrylix® Modern Typewriter Alphabet Stamp Set, E1042 My Acrylix® Outline Classroom Alphabet Stamp Set, E1043 My Acrylix® Solid Classroom Alphabet Stamp Set, X7238B Oh What Fun Paper Packet, X6007 Lagoon Cardstock, X6027 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4304 Loose Sequins—Silver, Z4222 Hello Pumpkin Shapes, Z4216 Raspberry Baker’s Twine, Sewing Machine

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5 Reasons Scrapbooking Is Good for Your Health

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In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, here’s a rerun of one of our favorite scrapbooking blog posts. Enjoy!

It’s common knowledge that vegetables and exercise are the king and queen of the health world. Other prominent, but more exotic, members include chia seeds, acai berries, coconut oil, and yoga. Honestly, we could go on and on about this sort of stuff, but we’re not here to tell you what you already know.

Today we’re here to open your mind to the wondrous health benefits of . . . drumroll . . . scrapbooking! Although it might sound funny and maybe even counterintuitive to those hardcore scrapbooking addicts out there, scrapbooking is, in fact, good for your health.

Here are five reasons why:

1. It will lower your stress levels. Controlling paper and ink is a whole lot easier than navigating relationships with the in-laws. When you feel your blood pressure rising, take a deep breath and settle into your creative process. You’ll find that the stress will leave your body. In fact, engaging in any creative hobby is proven to reduce anxiety. So if anyone ever doubts your coping methods, you’ve got science on your side.

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2. It’s a form of meditation. When you sit down to work on creating a scrapbook page, your ever-racing mind is forced to concentrate on the here and now. How will you fit these photos onto one layout? What color of ink would work best with this stamp? How wide should you cut that strip of paper? These are the questions that will distract your mind, giving you welcome reprieve from the everyday demands and worries of life.

3. It will give your brain a workout. Reliving memories and trying to remember details, like how old your son was during that trip to Hawaii or the name of that mysterious relative, is hard work for your brain. But every time you exercise those rusty synapses, you’ll help keep your mind sharp and your memories even sharper.

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4. It’s an excellent social mechanism. The wonder of scrapbooking is that it can be done together or alone—it’s entirely up to you. If you’re in desperate need of solitude, give yourself a little “scrapcation,” and lock yourself in your craft room for a few hours. You’ll emerge refreshed and ready to rejoin the ranks of society. On the flip side, if you’re in need of some human interaction, gather up your friends and scrapbook a few memories together. Introverted or extroverted, scrapbooking is what you need.

5. It will keep your heart happy. This is probably the most important benefit of all. Scrapbooking is so much more than paper, ink, and photos. With each memory you preserve on a page, you’re celebrating a relationship. Whether it’s the people you’re scrapbooking with or the people whose faces are in your photos, there’s no denying that scrapbooking brings families and friends closer together. Not only will your level of happiness go through the roof, but you will also inspire generations to come to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

5 reasons scrapbooking is good for your health! #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #scraphappy #paperaddictSounds like a pretty sweet deal, doesn’t it? Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to get back to scrapbooking because it’s just what the doctor ordered. *

*Please keep in mind that these statements have not been evaluated by a medical professional and should not be treated as such. They should, however, encourage increased hours of guilt-free scrapbooking.  🙂
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