Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Close To My Heart is closing.

Well, this is a sad, unexpected news to write. Makers were informed on Tuesday, February 27,  that Close To My Heart is closing June 30. I wanted you all to hear it from me.  There are many questions; some have answers.

If you weren't aware, our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton has been in ill health for many years since contracting Lyme Disease, and not being diagnosed in time for treatment. This year she celebrates 40 years of creativity and an industry leader. As hard as it must be for her to let go, it would probably be harder to see it run by anyone else. Everyone at corporate has stepped up over the years to do physical things for her as the disease became more debilitating.  I believe her mind is still sharp and she has continued to make and approve decisions, attend meetings, and inspire everyone with her ideas.  Her husband David runs the warehouse. 

The current economic situation has also led to this decision. You've no doubt noticed the increases in raw materials, labor costs, shipping rates, and other factors in your area.  These things have resulted in less discretionary spending as well.

If there is anything you want to order, my website will work through April 30.  As of May 1, you will be redirected and can order through Keep in mind that shipping with probably slow down.  Be sure to double check your order in case of a mistake or product defect, so there is time for it to be corrected.
Note that I will only earn commission on purchases made through April 30.  Even without commission, and after CTMH closes, I am still happy to help you finish projects or whatever need you may have.  I have workshop directions downloaded.   I will be catching up on all my scrapbooking and using 25+ years of supplies!!  If you are looking for any non-CTMH products, I may be able to direct you to another source. If you are looking for anything retired, LMK.

There will be some kind of opportunity for CTMH Makers to move to Stampin' Up and discussions are in process for them to pick up some of our products, specifically for scrapbooking.  I do not have all the information yet, but will let you know when I do.  I don't have enough info to make a decision on whether  I will join them or not.  If I do not, I will probably have someone to refer you too.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Thin Cuts available with the SOTM!!

 YIPPEE!!  For the first time, Thin Cuts are being offered with the Stamp of the Month.  Those of us who hate fussy cutting are rejoicing!!

Here's how it works:  

Normal - Purchase the Stamp of the Month at full price (no Thin Cuts):  $19.95

NEW - Purchase the Stamp of the Month WITH THIN CUTS:  $37.95

Normal - Purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5 when you have a qualifying order of $50 or more.

NEW - Add the Thin Cuts to your $5 SOTM:  $22.95 total

Normal - Receive the Stamp of the Month FREE as a VIP Customer.

NEW - Purchase the Thin Cuts for your free SOTM:  $17.95

Picture of stamp set images, no shading, no thin cuts.
Picture of stamp set images with shading indicating a thin cut shape of the image.
There is a Thin Cut for the branch; there is no Thin Cut for the leaf.

Not every SOTM with have a Thin Cuts option.  You can tell which of our My Acrylix sets have dies and which shapes are included by looking for the shaded images on the catalog or website pictures.