A Day for Remembering

As a day specifically set aside for remembering those who have gone before, Memorial Day reminds us why it’s so important to preserve our memories. As time passes on, we don’t want to forget those who have touched our lives and left a beautiful legacy behind.

In the spirit of memory keeping and thinking about why we do what we do, we asked you to create a scrapbook page explaining what scrapbooking means to you and to share it on social media using the hashtag #ctmhscraphappy for a chance to win a scrapbooking bundle. Today we’re excited to announce our three winners!

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 3.24.17 PMEach of these ladies will get a My Legacy™ album, one value pack of Memory Protectors™, the Georgie paper packet, and the Georgie Complements.

Winners, please send your name, mailing address, album preference, and Memory Protectors value pack preference to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com to claim your prize.

We invite all of you to search the hashtag #ctmhscraphappy on social media to see other wonderful scrapbook pages made by fellow scrapbooking enthusiasts, and we hope you keep using the hashtag #ctmhscraphappy to share your love of scrapbooking with others.

Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember. As scrapbookers, we make every day memorable by preserving our memories, so they can be cherished for years to come.


And the winners are…

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Oscars giveaway! We hope you had a fun-filled night, and we hope this contest made it even more special.

Here’s something that will brighten your Monday: We’ve decided to give everyone who participated a prize! We had 17 people get two guesses right, so they will all get that prize, and those who didn’t get any right will still get a prize as well!

Here are our 14 winners who got one guess right (or no guesses 🙂 ):
1. Janet Sisk
2. Brenda
3. Karen Bibbee
4. Kelly Massman
5. stampin4ever
6. Kathleenlucile
7. Carol Swedlund
8. Nicolereneerobinson
9. Tara Hendrickson
10. Anita Leitgeb
11. Jeanie Burch
12. Anita
13. Krystal Scanlon
14. Susan Johns

Here are our 17 winners who got two guesses right:
1. KMcQuistain
2. priceofpaper
3. CarolynS
4. Kristin
5. Jocelyn Pryor
6. Amy Gehring
7. Alyson Mayo
8. Renaue McNamara
9. Margie Rhodes
10. France Pelletier
11. Terri Grimes
12. Celena Estrada
13. Amy White
14. Cathy Derouche
15. Sandy Heringer
16. Sherry Thompson
17. Linda Rogers

And only one person got all three right—way to go, Kym!

You can claim your prize in the usual way—just send a quick email to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with your name and mailing address so we can spend your prizes off to you. Use the subject line “Oscars winner.”

And since we’re on the topic of movies, we thought it would be fun to share with you 5 movies where scrapbooking saves the day. Enjoy!

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Yes, We Will Be Your Valentine!

We loved looking at all the beautiful valentines you created using the La Vie En Rose paper packet. Your creativity is so inspiring! If you haven’t had a chance yet to look at all the incredible valentines your fellow crafters made, search #lovinLaVie on Instagram.

Out of all the amazing artwork, we have picked 10 of our favorites to feature on the blog today. Here they are!

#lovinlavie #LovinLaVieEnRose #ctmh #kimwolff.ctmh.com #closetomyheart #valentine

A photo posted by Kim Wolff (@allfortheloveofstamping) on

Hugs and Kisses #valentine's #lovinlavie #closetomyheart

A photo posted by jen (@jrans2) on

If your artwork is featured in this blog post, we’ve got a special surprise for you! We’re going to send you the My Acrylix® Springtime Wishes stamp set, the coordinating Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, AND the Treasured Puffies from Seasonal Expressions 1! We figured a floral, whimsical stamp set would be the perfect surprise for a Valentine’s Day giveaway, and hopefully this giveaway will help usher in springtime (We’re freezing out here in Utah!). 🙂

To claim your prize, please send your name and mailing address to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com. Put “Valentines winner” as your subject line.

Thanks to all who participated, and have a great Valentine’s Day! We love you all!

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Gigantic Giveaway Winners

Wow! We are still absolutely amazed with how many comments we received on our Gigantic Giveaway post! And we’re so excited to announce the huge list of winners for this contest. Let’s do this!

Here are the 100 winners who will receive a package of side load Memory Protectors™:

  1. Michelle Loncar (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:05 am)
  2. Terrie Shortsleeve (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:07 am)
  3. Darcel Kirvan (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:16 am)
  4. Gretchen Boardman (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:17 am)
  5. Susan Williams (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:50 am)
  6. Chris Robertson (posted on Aug. 31 at 10:59 am)
  7. Danielle Edwards (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:26 am)
  8. Casandra B. (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:29 am)
  9. Jaime Llewellyn (posted on Aug. 31 at 12:12 pm)
  10. Nancy Stephan (posted on Aug. 31 at 12:27 pm)
  11. Sherri Derksen (posted on Aug. 31 at 12:54 pm)
  12. Judy (posted on Aug. 31 at 12:56 pm)
  13. Cassidy (posted on Aug. 31 at 1:36 pm)
  14. Tamara Sandwisch (posted on Aug. 31 at 1:49 pm)
  15. Esther Hollins (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:09 pm)
  16. Sherry Hawa (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:11 pm)
  17. Shana Sanregret (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:24 pm)
  18. Shelli West (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:26 pm)
  19. Janet Swann (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:28 pm)
  20. Lalia Harris (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:28 pm)
  21. Shelby Thistlewhite (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:32 pm)
  22. Beryl (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:50 pm)
  23. Vale (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:55 pm)
  24. Linda West (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:01 pm)
  25. Suzette Conrad (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:03 pm)
  26. Roxie Griffith (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:06 pm)
  27. Sherry Cook (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:06 pm)
  28. Angie Snyder (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:09 pm)
  29. Krista Bell (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:28 pm)
  30. Terry Holland (posted on Aug. 31 at 3:28 pm)
  31. Sassysocks (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:05 pm)
  32. Aleasha Coburn (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:19 pm)
  33. Elizabeth Heid (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:37 pm)
  34. rford097 (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:48 pm)
  35. Joy B (posted on Aug. 31 at 5:05 pm)
  36. Doris Whidden (posted on Aug. 31 at 5:19 pm)
  37. Dianne Caffet (posted on Aug. 31 at 5:25 pm)
  38. Lesley Gillman (posted on Aug. 31 at 5:47 pm)
  39. Stacy Stewart (posted on Aug. 31 at 5:59 pm)
  40. Linda Hendricksen (posted on Aug. 31 at 6:20 pm)
  41. Jill (posted on Aug. 31 at 6:39 pm)
  42. Jdtophd (posted on Aug. 31 at 7:18 pm)
  43. Shannonbone (posted on Aug. 31 at 7:18 pm)
  44. Jada (posted on Aug. 31 at 7:19 pm)
  45. Jennifer Kaye Wilson (posted on Aug. 31 at 7:24 pm)
  46. Jojo1979255 (posted on Aug. 31 at 8:01 pm)
  47. Virginia Oakford (posted on Aug. 31 at 8:37 pm)
  48. papercraftsbyali (posted on Aug. 31 at 8:53 pm)
  49. Luisa (posted on Aug. 31 at 8:56 pm)
  50. Tarina Holloway (posted on Aug. 31 at 9:35 pm)
  51. Rowena Smith (posted on Aug. 31 at 9:39 pm)
  52. Sarah Lambson (posted on Aug. 31 at 9:43 pm)
  53. Aileen Rutherford (posted on Aug. 31 at 9:47 pm)
  54. Karen Gerlach (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:05 pm)
  55. Kathy davis (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:15 pm)
  56. Jennifer Alderman (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:28 pm)
  57. crazyaboutcricut (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:29 pm)
  58. maureenannie (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:34 pm)
  59. Sandy Bundy (posted on Aug. 31 at 11:57 pm)
  60. colettestevens (posted on Sept. 1 at 12:47 am)
  61. Meg Byass (posted on Sept. 1 at 1:50 am)
  62. Carole Pike (posted on Sept. 1 at 2:24 am)
  63. Vicki (posted on Sept. 1 at 2:58 am)
  64. Cathy Redman (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:34 am)
  65. Joanne Craig (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:58 am)
  66. georgescreations (posted on Sept. 1 at 5:38 am)
  67. Sarah Boulton (posted on Sept. 1 at 5:44 am)
  68. Ruth (posted on Sept. 1 at 6:16 am)
  69. Livette Marshall (posted on Sept. 1 at 8:29 am)
  70. Jeannett Oswald (posted on Sept. 1 at 9:36 am)
  71. Tammy Stevenson (posted on Sept. 1 at 1:37 pm)
  72. Anna Marie Nelson (posted on Sept. 1 at 2:15 pm)
  73. Cindy Hillman (posted on Sept. 1 at 2:53 pm)
  74. Meredith Robbins (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:21 pm)
  75. Lauri rajnoha (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:29 pm)
  76. Elaine Clark (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:59 pm)
  77. Jennifer Sherrod (posted on Sept. 1 at 5:31 pm)
  78. Lisa Merrill (posted on Sept. 1 at 6:55 pm)
  79. Susan Mackay (posted on Sept. 1 at 7:43 pm)
  80. Nancy (posted on Sept. 1 at 7:46 pm)
  81. Shelly Holt (posted on Sept. 1 at 8:08 pm)
  82. bhpclark (posted on Sept. 1 at 8:15 pm)
  83. Yvonne Weaven (posted on Sept. 2 at 1:14 am)
  84. Heather Moyle (posted on Sept. 2 at 2:00 am)
  85. Caroline Balfe (posted on Sept. 2 at 6:58 am)
  86. Sharon m (posted on Sept. 2 at 8:19 am)
  87. Katrina De Villiers (posted on Sept. 2 at 8:22 am)
  88. Jessica Bethje (posted on Sept. 2 at 9:49 am)
  89. Heather Biltcliffe (posted on Sept. 2 at 9:55 am)
  90. Nancy Helmer (posted on Sept. 2 at 10:34 am)
  91. Melissa (posted on Sept. 2 at 5:20 pm)
  92. kzsupreme (posted on Sept. 2 at 5:29 pm)
  93. Cathleen Smith (posted on Sept. 2 at 9:09 pm)
  94. Ann Costa (posted on Sept. 2 at 10:23 pm)
  95. Anne Boss (posted on Sept. 3 at 3:34 am)
  96. Geraldine Johnstone (posted on Sept. 3 at 7:28 am)
  97. Valerie Greek (posted on Sept. 3 at 2:52 pm)
  98. Julie Leybourne (posted on Sept. 3 at 9:59 pm)
  99. Michelle (posted on Sept. 4 at 5:51 am)
  100. Lorraine Macko (posted on Sept. 4 at 10:25 am)

And here are the 10 grand prize winners who will be receiving 4 packs of Memory Protectors AND the My Legacy™ album of their choice:

Drumroll please!

  1. Amy Gerlich (posted on Aug. 31 at 1:13 pm)
  2. Ann (posted on Aug. 31 at 2:40 pm)
  3. Sue Emerton (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:12 pm)
  4. Anoesjka Connolly (posted on Aug. 31 at 4:38 pm)
  5. Clare Johnston (posted on Aug. 31 at 8:12pm)
  6. Amber (posted on Sept. 1 at 6:30am)
  7. Danielle Dungan (posted on Sept. 1 at 1:17pm)
  8. Mary Copas (posted on Sept. 1 at 1:49pm)
  9. Teresa Marquis (posted on Sept. 1 at 4:48pm)
  10. Stella Naeger (posted on Sept. 1 at 5:41pm)

Congratulations to all our winners! We know you will love these products as much as we do. 🙂

If you are one of our 100 winners, please email your name and mailing address to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com. Send the email from the same email address you used to comment, and put “Memory Protectors winner” as your subject.

If you are one of our 10 grand prize winners, please email your name, mailing address, and album of your choice to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com. Specify Lagoon Chevron, Ruby Floral, Cocoa Damask, Slate Circles, or Black and either the D-ring or post-bound style. Send the email from the same email address you used to comment, and put “Gigantic Giveaway grand prize winner” as your subject.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest. Your comments inspired and touched us, and we hope you continue to share your thoughts on our blog in the future.




My Crush® For Her Book Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the My Crush® For Her book giveaway! If your name is on the list below, email ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with your name and mailing address so we can send you TWO For Her books. Use “For Her book giveaway” as your subject line.

Our winners:

1. Renee Resetar (posted May 22 at 12:21 pm)
2. Kelly Massman (posted May 22 at 1:52 pm)
3. Nicola Blight (posted May 22 at 3:20 pm)
4. Regina Furman (posted May 22 at 4:21 pm)
5. Lois Lemkay (posted May 22 at 7:46 pm)
6. Simona MacAngus (posted May 22 at 10:16 pm)
7. Kelly Burt (posted May 23 at 1:17 pm)
8. Val Wood (posted May 24 at 3:06 pm)
9. Darlys (posted May 25 at 1:44 am)
10. Karma Wood (posted May 26 at 8:21 am)

Congratulations once again! And to EVERYONE out there, don’t forget about this week’s creative challenge. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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My Crush® For Her and For Him Bundle Winners!

Surprise! We were so overjoyed with your positive responses toward the My Crush® For Her and For Him books that we decided to choose TEN winners instead of one! More love for everyone!

  • Brenda Dale Beasley (April 8, 2015 at 6:56 am)
  • Joyce Beenes (April 8, 2015 at 11:10 am)
  • Emily Thomas (April 8, 2015 at 6:26 am)
  • Audrey Clark (April 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm)
  • Joyce Vos (April 7, 2015 at 10:26 pm)
  • Diena Riddle (April 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm)
  • Kerryghl (April 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm)
  • RaVonna Johnson (April 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm)
  • Kelsey Jessop (April 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm)
  • Alex Garino (April 7, 2015 at 11:22 am)

Each of you lucky winners will receive your own My Crush® bundle, which includes both a For Her and For Him book! To claim your prize, send an email to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with “My Crush bundle winner” in the subject line and your mailing address in the body copy.

Thank you for falling in love with these books with us! Here’s to many romantic papercrafting escapades to come. 🙂

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Jeanette’s Birthday Bundle Winners!

On behalf of Jeanette, we’d like to say thank you for the tremendous outpouring of love and birthday wishes we received from each of you! You knocked our socks off. It was definitely a very special birthday treat for Jeanette, so thank you! We’re so grateful to run in the same circles as you wonderful people. 🙂

And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for, here are the 10 lucky winners of Jeanette’s special birthday bundle!

Cheryl Bennett (March 30 at 1:16 pm)
Marilyn McLeod (March 28 at 2:06 pm)
Barbara Gentilcore (March 28 at 12:13 am)
Jacki Ballantyne (March 27 at 4:53 pm)

Lynn Noyes (March 27 at 4:25 pm)
Julie Hughes (March 27 at 2:06 pm)
Tanja Cowdell (March 28 at 10:06 pm)

(winners listed by username)

If you’re one of the lucky ones, send an email to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with “Jeanette’s birthday winner” in the subject line and your mailing address in the body copy.

Thank you for playing! And have a terrific Tuesday. You deserve it.

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Year >> Noted Paper Kit Winners!

We loved reading each of your responses to our Year >> Noted post! From the sounds of it, 2014 was definitely an incredible year, filled with lots of holding on and letting go, tears and laughter, and everything in between. As we read your responses, we were overwhelmed with how connected we felt to each of you! It’s proof that although our lives may be far apart, we’re all connected in one way or another.

With that said, we’re happy to announce the 15 random winners of a free Year >> Noted paper kit! Drumroll, please:

  • Jane Ficiur (January 16, 2015 at 11:19 AM)
  • Jeanie Wilcox (January 16, 2015 at 1:06 PM)
  • Melanie Murphy (January 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM)
  • Laura Tandy (January 16, 2015 at 2:26 PM)
  • Suzanne W. (January 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM)
  • Wendy Price (January 16, 2015 at 5:24 PM)
  • Kathy Marentette (January 17, 2015 at 7:18 AM)
  • Marlene Collier (January 17, 2015 at 8:57 AM)
  • Bernadette M. (January 17, 2015 at 9:07 AM)
  • Helen Gullett (January 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM)
  • Diane Beruldsen (January 18, 2015 at 2:29 AM)
  • Susan Lewis (January 18, 2015 at 2:55 PM)
  • Dianne Reed (January 19, 2015 at 2:20 PM)
  • Loy Vanboxel (January 19, 2015 at 5:41 PM)
  • Lynne G (January 20, 2015 at 4:48 PM)

Congratulations, winners! If your name is on the list, please email us at ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com to claim your prize. Put “Year >> Noted paper kit winner” in the subject line and your mailing address in the body copy.

Thanks for playing! And happy 2015!

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Crafting Adventure Winners

Oh, sweet candy corn! You guys blew our witchy socks right off with all the wonderful entries we received from the Choose-Your-Own Spooky Crafting Adventure contest. As promised, today is the day to reveal our five lucky winners! We chose one winning entry from creative challenges 1, 2, and 4, and two winning entries from creative challenge 3.

Now, without further ado, we are pleased to present the five lucky crafting adventurers!

CREATIVE CHALLENGE 1: Use three different Close To My Heart washi tapes to create a papercraft that can be used for goodies or given as a gift.

Lauren Moore
Halswell, Christchurch, New Zealand

Lauren Moore

CREATIVE CHALLENGE 2: Create an artistic masterpiece using at least two of the following in any color: Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, glitter gems, or sequins.

Vicki Wizniuk
Fort St. John, BC, Canada

Vicki Wizniuk

CREATIVE CHALLENGE 3: In honor of your intuitive password selection, create a card, layout, or other creation using each of the Close To My Heart colors that would comprise candycorn: Honey, Goldrush, and Colonial White.

Gina Brandstetter
Murfreesboro, TN, USA

Gina Brandstetter

Kristina Baldwin
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Kristina Baldwin

CREATIVE CHALLENGE 4: To help you cope with your frightening memories from your night in the haunted cemetery, create original artwork using the Scaredy Cat paper packet and add either the Scaredy Cat Complements or the Scaredy Cat assortment. 

Karen Mosello
Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

Karen Mosello

Congratulations, winners!

If your name is listed above, please send an email to ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with “Contest Winner” in the subject line. Please include your name, shipping address, and choice of any one Cut Above™ kit from the Annual Inspirations idea book.

Be sure to check out the blogs of each of the winners to see how they worked their crafty magic! The winning entries that have an accompanying Consultant blog post have been linked directly to the photo, so all you need to do is click on the photo to learn more. And just so you’re aware, two of the winning entries do not have accompanying blog posts.

Start revving your crafting engines for the next contest—it’s coming soon!

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