Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Artbooking made easy

Here is a great video showing some of the fun things you can do with the Close to my Heart Artbooking Cartridge. You can get yours at if you don't already have it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Close to my Heart Jubilee Workshop on the Go

Such a fun summer paper pack!  The first page has a spot for your favorite 5x7 summer photo, and the second page has a place for two 4x6 photos.  This page was fairly quick to make, and super easy.  The items I used are:

CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
CTMH Jubilee Workshop on the Go Pack
CTMH Burlap Ribbon
CTMH Indian Corn Blue exclusive ink
CTMH Cranberry exclusive ink

You can order these itmes at  I have saved the cricut cuts as a project and I am happy to email it to you with your purchase, along with the cutting measurements I used for everything else on the layout.  You can use that file to import into your Cricut Craft Room for easy cuts (this does not replace needing the cricut cartridge).  

I am here to help you and answer any questions you might have!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

11 Hour Crop - February 2015

You are cordially invited to register for our Cropaholics event
February 21, 2015
9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Please write neatly when completing the registration form.  If we cannot read it, we can not process it.  Event space is limited, once we reach capacity no additional registrations can be processed.

Please read all information in Customer Invitation to Register. 
1.      Register by printing out this registration form, completing the questions and mailing it in with a check. 
2.      You will receive your event ticket in email 2-3 weeks prior to the event.
3.     Email  with any questions!

Registration Includes:
·         11 Hours of Album Making Time
·         4' of Table Space
·         A Goodie Bag
·         Break out class
·         make n take tables
·         Event t-shirt
·         Entry in hourly prize drawings

Register by August 31, 2014 for $55.00
Register September 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014 for $75.00

Facility/Parking– The facility offers easy access and parking for a fee (if no other events at expo center parking could be FREE!). Car pool and enjoy the ride together. More information will be sent regarding directions to the facility and parking with the event ticket and final event information.

Food- Food can be purchased throughout the day from the facility. Facility rules do not allow outside food. This is a standard rule at convention and expo centers around the country and is a non-negotiable part of renting the facility.

Local Accommodations- The event does not reserve a block of rooms. The facility’s address is: 4590 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV  89502  . Feel free to utilize this information to find nearby accommodations as needed.  

Refunds/Transfers– The customer registration fee is not refundable. The event will take place rain or shine! There are no refunds for inclement weather. Registration may be transferred to another customer. Email for details. 

Due to the size and space of this event we ask that participants refrain from using techniques or tools that make noise and will disturb fellow album makers.
Advertising or solicitation in any form is strictly prohibited.  This includes but is not limited to sign-up sheets, flyers, printed material and coupons. Any person or group found to be soliciting business or distributing advertising will be asked to leave the event immediately without refund or recourse. 

This event is put on by local Close to My Heart consultant Lori Kutsch, with the help of her family.  Participation in this event is voluntary, we are not liable for any loss, damage or injury caused from your attending. 

Your information will not be sold or given to any other source. Your information will only be used in conjunction with the coordination of this event.

Make Checks Payable To: Lori Kutsch

Send Checks to: 
Lori Kutsch
c/o Cropaholic Events
PO Box 19654
Reno, NV  89511

Any check that is returned by your bank unpaid for any reason will result in an additional $25.00 fee.   Any unpaid balances at October 31, 2014 will result in your registration being cancelled. 

Each person getting access to the event is required to have a ticket.  Non event participants will not be allowed in. 


Brian and Lori Kutsch
Event Coordinators

Registration form!

Name: _________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________________
T-shirt Size

I agree to the event terms listed on the registration flier.  I understand that registration is non-refundable but it is transferable if advanced written notice is given.   While we will make every effort to keep you and your belongings safe, event coordinators and others involved are not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of items.   If you have any questions please email



Mail complete form with payment to:
Lori Kutsch
c/o Cropaholic Events
PO Box 19654
Reno, NV  89511

(active CTMH consultants who would like to join us, please email me for a consultant registration document)

About me

My name is Lori Kutsch, I am a wife and mother of two kids. My journey into scrapbooking began in 1999 when I went to a Creative Memories party. A few months later we moved out of state and I joined CM as a way to help bring money into our family budget.  I was 100% dedicated to CM and the only non CM product I used was my Cricut machine.  Fast forward to 2013 with the demise of CM.  I had never even seen a CTMH catalog but my customers and friends urged me to go go with them.  So blindly I signed up, and I could not be happier!!!  I love the CTMH product line and corporate support is great.