Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Additional 2017 Close to My Heart Crop Days.....with a catch!

Since my 2017 dates filled up super fast, I added 4 more dates in 2017.  These dates are open first to those that did not get into one of the regular monthly crops in that quarter.

If you are not registered for one of my crops in Jan, Feb or March.  You can register for April 8th.  

If you are not registered for either April or May you may register for June 17th.

If you are not registered for July, Aug, or September you may register for Sept 30th

If you are not registered for Oct or Nov you may register for Dec 2nd.  

If there are any open spots 3 weeks before the crop date, I will open it to everyone.  If you are a member of my Close to my Heart team, you may attend these as well.  If you are on a waiting list right now for one of the regular monthly crops, you may still register for these news dates.  

Price is the same $35.00 for 9 am - 6 pm.  All crops will be held at the Tamarack Junction. 

I hope this helps out for those that did not get a chance to register.   

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cricut November Mystery Box

The Cricut November Mystery Box is out.  Get yours before they are gone.  Use code CRAFTY to get 15% off and free shipping.  

 Follow this link to get your November Mystery Box

Close to My Heart......

I get asked a lot about what it means to be a Close to My Heart Consultant.  So I figured I would take the most asked questions and answer them here.  I will be happy to still answer any questions you have though so don't be afraid to reach out to me.  

What does it cost to become a Close to My Heart Consultant?
As part of your enrollment you will purchase your New Consultant kit for just $75.  Each kit includes the basic business supplies you'll need to start your business and is valued at over $200!!  Along with your kit, you'll also receive $50 in Select Product Credit that you will can use to purchase more supplies of your choice.  That means you basically get to join for only $25!!!

In addition, you can earn additional items through the Straight to the Top new consultant incentive.

What type of quarterly minimums do I have to meet if any?
The quarter in which you sign up is considered a free quarter.  You have no minimums to meet during the rest of this calendar quarter.  With the beginning of the next quarter, you then have that full quarter to make a $300.00 limit.  

Example.  If you sign up on October 2, 2016.  You have zero sales requirements through December 31, 2016.  For the quarter of January 1 - March 31, 2017 you would need to have $300.00 in retail product sales.  That is just $100 a month.  Hold one or two events each quarter and you will meet that!

What happens if I do not meet my quarterly minimums?  Is there a fine or penalty if I don't order?
NO!!    If you do not meet your quarterly minimum for any reason then your consultant status just deactivates.  There are not fees that will be charged to you or penalties if this happens.  

How do I make money?
As a consultant you purchase the product at a discounted price.  You then sell it to your customers at the retail price listed in the catalog.  

How much does a CTMH website cost me?
Nothing!!  CTMH provides this to all consultants for free!!

How do I get paid if someone places an order on my website?
Around the 15th of each month CTMH pays commissions for all orders made on your website the prior month.  You can have direct deposit or a check mailed to you.  

Are there any other perks to being a CTMH consultant?
Absolutely!!  Not only do you earn 22% on all sales, you can also earn Select Product credit based on your monthly sales.   As your team grows you will also earn incentives through 12/31/2016 in the form of SPC (select product credit) and cash bonuses.

As a consultant you also get your hands on new product first!!  A month in advance actually.  

How do I sign up?
Well that is the easy part!  Just go to Become a CTMH consultant now!! and become of a member of the Hearts of Bling Team!!!

These are just a few of the most asked questions I receive.  When you join my team you also get one on one training from me.  I am always available to answer questions, offer insight or just encourage.  

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cricut Cuttlebug Mystery Box

The new Cricut Cuttlebug Mystery Box is here!!
Do you want to know what is in it??  What my video below.  

This box has a retail value of close to $200.00 and you can get it for just $49.99.  Use code SPOOKTACULAR to get free shipping too.

Order you box here Cuttlebug Mystery Box

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CTMH Workspace Wonder System

We now have the solution for crafting organization needs.  If you have a large area or a small one the Workspace Wonder System can be configured to fit your needs.  

You can order yours at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cricut Flower Market Cartridge (CTMH)

Did you know that with the Close to my Heart Flower Market Cricut Cartridge you can make over 700 images!!  Watch these short videos below showing all the things you can do with just one key on the cartridge!  

If you unsure of what the "contour" feature is in Design Space please check out my youtube channel for videos showing you how to use that.  My youtube channel

You can order your CTMH Cricut Flower Market Cartridge from my site

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CTMH Holiday Expressions Catalog 2016

Have you seen the new Holiday Expressions catalog from Close to my Heart yet?? Here is a little video showing you the cool new products we have to offer! www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

Jeepers Creepers pack from Close to My Heart

A fun look at the versatility of the new Jeepers Creepers paper pack!
Orders yours from my site at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sun Flower Page using CTMH Flower Market Cartridge

(page design adapted from original design made by Julie Carriere)

I made this fun fall page using the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  Complete list of supplies use:
2 Kraft cardstock
2 Cocoa cardstock
1 Safron Cardstock
1 Goldrush Cardstock
1 Poppy Cardstock
1 Glacier Cardstock
1 Fern Cardstock
Fern and Goldrush ink
CTMY Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
Foam Tape

If you wish to make this page, I will be happy to share the Design Space file with you if you purchase the Flower Market Cartridge.  

Order your Flower Market Cartridge By clicking here

Product Description

This brand new Cricut® collection features blooms and blossoms for every season of life. All of the designs feature botanical details of some kind, from flowers and leaves to branches and wreaths. Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, cardmaking, and everyday scrapbooking. We know this collection will really grow on you!
Collection includes the following:
1 – cartridge (700 images: shapes, layers, banners, borders, titles, and font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – Adventure cardstock combo pack

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006)

Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc.
All rights reserved. Cricut® products available for retail purchase.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cricut August Mystery Box!!!

Its August Mystery Box Time!! Check out my video below for what came in my box!!
Use code CRAFTALOT for free standard shipping and 10%. If you are a Cricut Access Member you get an additional 10% off.
You can order your box by clicking this link 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

2017 Calendar and coordinating 2 page layout club

Today I started working on a 2017 Calendar and coordinating 2 page layout for each month. I will be selling these as a subscription kit. Here is how it work. Hoping to start in September. On the first of each month for 12 months I will charge your credit card $25.00. Each month you will get a package with everything you need to make the calendar page and 2 page layout for that month. All Cricut cuts and thin cuts will be pre cut for you. All other cuts will be your responsibility. But you will get cutting instructions and assembly instructions in your package each month. You will also make a 2017 title page. You will receive stamp sets some months in addition to your paper.

Some additional items are needed that I assume you already have
Z1783 SureCut Deluxe Trimmer
Z1836 Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors
Z534 Micro Tip Scissors
Z1279 VersaMat
Z1382 Tweezers and Or Piercing tool to use with Thin Cuts
Z555 Craft Heater
Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z891 Versa Mark Ink Pad
Z726 Sponge Daubers
Z1767 Chalk Marker
Z1768 Metallic Markers
Z1979 Marvy Journaling Pen
Z3293 Shimmer Brush—Clear
Waterbrushes / Paint Brushes
Shin Markers— R11, B68, GY235, Y222, B62
Blocks, Spritz & Scrubber
Z3022 Ez Dots Adhesive & Lots of Refills
Z2060 3D Thin Foam Tape
Z679 Liquid Glass
1778 Glue Dots
Z1999 1” Circle Punch
Enchantment Ink Pads—Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, NE Ivy,
Fern, Saffron, Goldrush, Poppy, Pomegranate, Ruby
Whimsy Ink Pads—Thistle, Juniper, Crystal Blue

If you would like to join this club, let me know and I will send you a credit card authorization form. I am pre-buying the supplies for everyone that joins each month so its important that you know you are committing to this $25.00 charge each month. If you do no not have the additional supplies needed please go to my website at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

My email to join is toribe@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Have you ever thought about being a Close to My Heart Consultant?

Are you maybe a little interested in having your own business, but not sure what is involved? Don't want to ask because you are afraid of getting pushed into something you might not be ready for? Those were my questions and fears before I jumped in.

Join one of these no obligation webinars to listen, and if you want ask questions. Then, if you still have questions ask me. No pressure or guilt. You can find even more info on my website at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

Friday, July 1, 2016

CTMH Magical Workshop Your way

The July Close to my Heart promoted paper pack is Magical.  I must say this is one of my favorite papers from CTMH.   Your can order your Magical Workshop Your Way kit here - http://lorikutsch.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9185&ci=5566 for just $26.95

CTMH has even provide you with step by step instructions for completing this kit! Includes scrapbook pages, cards and Picture My Life layouts.

Join Close to My Heart in July

Do you want to get your hands on some of the new product but don't want to wait until August and September??? Did you know that as a consultant we get access before everyone else so that we can create and share our ideas with you when it becomes available for sale? Did you also know we get it at a discount? But the best perk of being a consultant of all is all the friends I have met because of it.
I would love to have you join my team (Hearts of Bling) and watch you grow your very own business.
Check out the July incentive from Close to My Heart and then join me starting on July 1st.
New Consultants who sign up during July will receive their choice of a new Fundamental paper packet* bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $50 in Select Product Credit they get for signing up! This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.

Its easy to join!  Just go to
for all the details and to sign up.  


  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1171, qty 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (WCS1163, qty 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1167, qty1)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170, qty 1)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1)
  • A Little Love – Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2035, qty 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I am Lori Kutsch! Close to my Heart Consultant

I was challenged to make a 30 second commercial.  I can't do that.  I talk to much!  So I made this video to explain who I am and what I do as a Close to My Heart Consultant.  

Lori Kutsch - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant
Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Explore & Design Space

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2015-2016 Retiring Items list Close to my Heart

Each year some products have to be discontinued to make room for new products in the next catalog,  This years list includes lots of great items so be sure and check it out and get your order in before they are gone.  Once they go on the Retiring list, they are while supplies last.  

The biggest surprise to me was that 3 of the CTMH Exclusive Cricut bundles are going away, if you don't have them already you are going to want to get them quickly.  These cartridges are full of items and I cannot imagine my Cricut library with out them.  

The other surprise item to me is our Rolling Tote.  This thing is the bomb!  I know I need to order another one  It holds our organizers perfectly and has other pockets for your papers and embelishments,

order your items on my web site at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com

Here is the list:

G1096 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
X7197C Zoe Complements
X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
X7199C Sangria Complements
X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements
X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements
X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
X7203C Georgie Complements
X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
X7204C Urban Complements
Z1475 3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1725 Adhesive Springs
Z1750 Display Tray
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1756 3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container
Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 Hip Pics Album
Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring
Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring
Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound
Z1983 My Legacy Slate Cirlces Post Bound
Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder
Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
Z2091  My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring
Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound
Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound
Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder
Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3032 Rolling Tote
Z3034 My Legacy BlackD-Ring
Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio
Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment
Z3079 Urban Assortment
Z3082 Zoe Assortment
Z3084 Sangria Assortment
Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3092 Georgie Assortment
Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened
Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3145 Picture My Life Overlay Black
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z3148 Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
Z3182 Instalife™ Album–Berry
Z3183 Instalife™ Album–Teal
Z3186 Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me
Z3187 Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side

Season Expression 2 Catalog video

Did you know that the Season Expressions 2 catalog ends at the end of Aug?  Thats right Aug 30th is the last time to order these adorable products.  Watch this video to see the products for yourself.  Then you can order direct from my website at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com or contact me to place your order.  

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CTMH Calypso Workshop Your Way

The new Season Expressions 2 Catalog is out and you can order from it right now!!  
Calypso is one of the fun new designs and with the Workshop Your Way Program you can make 8 pages (4 two page layouts) plus cards and still have supplies left over.

Close to My Heart even provides you with printed (available for download from my website) instructions as well as the following step by step videos on how to make the pages and cards for the workshop.  Or design your own!  

Video instructions below

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cricut May Mystery Box!!!

May Mystery Box!!! I am excited.

Order by clicking here

Use code CRICUTSPRING for free shipping and 10% off.
If you are a Cricut Access member you get another 10% off
and if you are a Cricut Circle member you get another 10% off

It's May, It's May

It's time for Spring
This Mystery Box has tons of bling
It will help you with your crafting feats
You may even find some Washi Sheets

There's not that many so order now!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Times paper pack ideas

I am in love with this paperpack!!!  I personally have 7 packs of it, so far!  Its only available in May so don't miss out on getting yours.

Check out this video from Close to My Heart 

Monday, May 2, 2016

May is National Scrapbooking Month

Happy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Additionally, we’ve designed a coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $17.95. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful new paper!

Order yours here

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Urban Explosion Box - CTMH

Using the Urban line from Close to My Heart I have designed this adorable Explosion Box.  

Would be great for Fathers Day!!
Fill the center with dads favorite candy and watch his eyes light up when he opens his surprise.  Add photos to each flap and some journaling. It beats another tie!!! 

Items needed:
Urban Paper Pack $9.95
Urban Compliments $5.95
Foam Tape $5.95
3 File Folders (not included)
Adhesive (not included) 

Order the kit from my website at www.LoriKutsch.ctmh.com and I will email you the complete cutting and assembly instructions.    

All new Season Expression 2 Catalog now available

Today is the first day to order from the all new Season Expression 2 catalog from Close to my Heart. I am in love with all 3 of the paperpacks, the new thin cuts and the new stamps. Check it out!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cricut Explore One Mothers Day Bundle on Amazon

Its time to start thinking about Mothers Day! Whether you are shopping for your mom, or dropping hints on what you want this is a great price on Amazon. Today only 4/28/2016! $164 for the Mothers Day Bundle on the Cricut Explore One.

Bundle includes:
Cricut Explore One Machine
Light Grip cutting mat
Scrapper / Spatula Set
Pack of Replacement Blades

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cricut Flash sale Continues!

Just want to show how completely insane this flash sale actually is. I am using the Explore Air as my demo but lots of items are on sale so check it out.
Explore Air retail Price $299.99
Sale Price $229.99
Cricut Access Discount of 10% - $22.99
Sub Total $207.00
Cricut Circle Member Disount of 10% - 20.70
Sub Total - $186.30
Use code CRICUTSPRING disount 10% - $18.63
Total Price for Explore Air - $167.67
That is $132.32 off the retail price!!! Plus you get free standard shipping. Stock up on all your needed supplies now.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cricut 10th Anniversary FLASH sale!!

Our beloved Cricut is celebrating 10 years and we get the presents.  With a flash sale and great prices, now is the time to stock up on all your Cricut needs.  Machines, mats, cartridges, tools, pens its all on sale!!

Are you are Cricut Access member?  Save 10%
Are you are Cricut Circle member?  another 10%
Use code CRICUTSPRING and get free shipping and yes, another 10% off

Don't wait, items will sell out.  SHOP HERE

Monday, April 18, 2016

April-May Challenge!!

April- May Challenge!!

Using the magnetic Chalk board from
Close to My Heart design something for your home! Could be a menu board, chore board, you name it! Then submit a photo of your finished creation before May 9th right here on this post and I will pick a random winner to receive a Workshop you way of your choice from the new May Season Expressions catalog!

Don't have the Magnetic Chalk Board? Thats ok, you can order it here - http://lorikutsch.ctmh.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7997&ci=1461