Hi and welcome to my little part of the internet world! I am excited to share my love for Scrapbooking and paper crafting through my art on my blog and to share my CTMH business information with you!! THANKS for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hop on into Spring!! Feb. Page kits....

I can't get over how adorable and fun this Hopscotch paper packet and Accessories are!

I will be creating this fun layout in my monthly clubs in Feb. 2015! You can join me at one of my classes or contact me to ship you one to put together on your own! You order a kit to make just this page for $20 and will have extra stickers and acces.'s or you can order a kit of 3 pages for only $35 and that will use all of your stickers and Acces.'s!!

 Kit includes a pkg. of Hopscotch Paper, 6  Extra sheets of Cardstock, Hopscotch Compliments, Hopscotch Assortment, pkg. of Flaxen Twine, and some Gold Glitter Gems to finish of the pages with a little Bling! I can pre cut the pages for you so they are ready for you to easily assemble, or I can send you a cutting guide and you may cut your own paper! $35 plus shipping for all these supplies!

They have arrived!!

The Amazing new rolling carts have arrived!! One shipment has arrived and more are on the way! You can view a little video about the new bags here and can order online on my website! Please contact me to order one or have your significant other one contact me to order one for you before they are gone....

The snappy new additions to Close To My Heart's storage line are not only functional, but oh-so fashionable!  This charming duo is your ticket to traveling with composure and elegance.  Designed with all of your favorite Close To My Heart tools in mind, this rolling tote has multiple pockets engineered to store your score board, paper trimmer, adhesives and more.  The spacious primary zipper compartment can carry organizers in a variety of sizes, with room to spare!  And for a tote-ally chic travel companion, try the coordinating shoulder tote.  It's perfect for those times when all you ned to bring is a few tools and your latest project.  Simply pack the essentials and go!  So what are you waiting for?

Z3032 Rolling Tote
Durable rolling bag designed to hold organizers in various sizes. Top zips all the way down for easy loading. Front pocket sized to fit 12" µ 12" paper, plus two additional side pockets to store more! Finished size 25½" µ 16" µ 17½".  Some assembly required.  $149.95 USD.

Z3031 Shoulder Tote
Shoulder bag with snap closure. Comfortably fits our 12" x 12" paper organizers. Perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments.  $26.95 USD.


Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year resolutions!

Hello Everyone, I hope each and Everyone of you had a wonderful Holiday Season!! With the new year just around the corner I am hoping to get a few things organized and de- junked at my house!
As I organize and clean I will post a few of my ideas that I have to share, and hopefully it will help you to get your items organized as well :)
First I will share my Washi tape organizer. I love the Washi tape dispenser and how it fits in my small organizer (Z3148)! I have ordered a couple more dispensers so I have one for each type of washi tape, but until they arrive I thought I would share my idea with you! I really like how it keeps all my tape in one spot and closes for easy storage or to take with me when I am on the go!!

Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions or Suggestions on organizing you are willing to share!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Winter Wonderland!!

If you know me you know I love the beauty and purity of a fresh snow storm. I love the snow layered on the trees and the untouched clean blanket of snow covering the mountains or a field of snow. Today I woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground!  This set of pages would be perfect for your winter pages while playing in the snow, building a snowman, Christmas pictures or even some family photos. You can order the set of 3 pages plus one card for $28 with local pick up or plus shipping if you would like me to mail you a set of precut pages that you can quickly and easily put together! Pages were created by Janel Brinkerhoff, inspired by Amber Fillingim!
 The kit includes everything you need to easily assemble your pages and card,Snow haven pre cut papers, Snowhaven Acces. packet, Snowhaven compliments (chipboard), and lots of red shimmer trim to finish of your projects!!

Snowhaven kit of 3

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Today I am posting a few Christmas cards to wish you a Very Merry Christmas! A few were given to me from fellow CTMH friends and others I created! I love the fun, bright colors in the Snow haven Paper Packet and Accessories. I want to say thanks all of my customers for your support of my CTMH business you are Amazing ladies! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

My little Cutie!

I couldn't resist sharing another CUTE card that was created by a CTMH friend of mine ! I love how she used the embossing templates on the thistle paper and then inked it with the thistle ink to make it more dramatic!!  I just LOVE how fun this card is and who wouldn't want receive one on there special day!
 Here is another card I shared awhile back using the same technique that would also be Adorable with the cupcake image on it! I just have to make one :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

More Heartstrings ideas!!

I have had so much fun playing with the Heart String papers this will be the last one I post for a while I will give you a break....  When I saw the pages Michelle Snyder had created I had to create myself one for these photo's!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hey there cupcake!

I had to share this adorable card that my talented upline created for me. I just love this Stamp set and remember you can only get it for the month of Dec.!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Adorable cupcake pages!

The stamp of the month for Dec. is this adorable set that has cupcakes, banners, and adorable sentiments included!! The CTMH corp. art department created this adorable layout and I thought it was to cute not to share!! You can place an order on my website to get yourself a set of your own!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Introducing Heart String PML

I am so excited to introduce the New product introduced in the Seasonal Expressions! I used the Adorable new PML kit with the new Heart String Paper and Accesories!! This product is available for ordering Dec. 1st - March 31st through me or my website janel.ctmh.com...

Monday, December 1, 2014

I Love your Smile!

I love the versatility of the Heart String paper packet! I created this fun versatile page using the Heart String paper and PML cards you can order your supplies from my site Janel.ctmh.com to create your own page and I will email you the cutting guide! 
I will have page similar to these at my Retreat coming up March 20-22nd!! Make sure you register to join us soon!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


On Dec. 1st only you can purchase the Awesome CTMH Cricut catridges for 20% off!! These cartridges are shucked full of images to create your paper crafting projects! Each cartridge has over 700 images, you won't want to miss out on these cartridges!
For the month of Dec. we have the Deal of the Decade! If you purchase $50 in product (can be any product from CTMH) you may then purchase any C and D size stamps sets only $10 each from the 2014-2015 catalog. What a great way to get some of those adorable stamps sets you have had your eye on!
Also don't forget the Stamp of the Month for Dec.! It is a must have for your cards, pages or other paper crafting projects! Cutie pie has the most adorable cup cakes and sentiments and is only $5 with an order of $50 or more... I will be posting some card kits later this month so make sure you watch your emails!

You can purchase your own CUTIE PIE set by clicking here!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions of comments! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Heartstrings Wedding Card

I am excited to share a sneak peek of the beautiful Heartstrings paper packet! This is one of the new paper packets available in the Seasonal Expressions. Customers will be able to order from this catalog beginning Dec. 1st! The adorable birds are from the stamp set I DO. You can order some fun new supplies for yourself here janel.ctmh.com! or if you are interested in creating a set of these cards you can purchase a kit to make a set of 5 cards below. It includes stamped images and everything you need except adhesive to create these adorable cards!!
Heart String Card Kit

Thursday, November 20, 2014

are you looking for a Super Fast and Easy way to do scrap booking!!

My middle son Zaquri was just married to his sweetheart Sammie on Oct. 20th. I wanted to quickly make some pages to add to there wedding album. I used the Express Layouts in Studio J to create all of these layouts of there engagement and bridal photo shoot. I loved how Quick and Easy it was to download the photos, add some titles and a little bit of journaling  and Wallah I was finished!! Oh and I almost forgot to mention I did change the colors of the paper to coordinate with the colors of there wedding, so you can make YOUR pages any color you need to match your clothes, back grounds and etc.! And the great thing is I can print 2 copies, 1 for them and 1 for me :)

 If you are interested in creating some fun, easy layouts you can do so on Janel.ctmh.com then click on Studio J. If you have any questions or need any help please don't hesitate to contact me!!


Good Morning,
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the rest of my Pathfinding paper and Compliments that were left from the 2 layouts I created with my customers this month! The layout design was inspired from a layout one of my talented friends Jenn Mahan designed!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Yuletide Carol pages

Here is a set of pages to coordinate with the layouts that I created in my clubs this month. On this set of pages I used the coordinating stickers and accents. Oh and I almost forgot to mention the ribbon! I love this black striped ribbon because it goes with Everything!! With so many Christmas pictures I will also have this set of pages available to purchase as a kit to go along with my other pages!

Christmas Cards

For my clubs in November we are making some simple fun Christmas cards!!
I saw this adorable idea on pinterest and changed it up to make a fun card for Christmas! I have several sentiments that you can stamp where it says Noel. Also using the Beautiful Yuletide papers!
 I would love to have you join me to make a set of cards for your friends and family, or if you don't live close I can send you a set just let me know asap!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holy Cow Christmas is Coming sooon!

This month I am using the Yuletide Carol papers for Christmas pages. The three layouts below are the same layout just accesorized differently with the stamped images and Yuletide Compliments.
Can I just say how much I LOVE the new alcohol markers! The color so nice and smooth and you can blend colors together so beautifully with them! They are amazing markers!! If you are interested in purchasing a set of the pages for your Christmas pictures please contact me!

Monday, November 3, 2014

I am super excited to announce CTMH's Nov. Constant Campaign

With the hustle and bustle of life are you looking for a SUPER easy way to print your photo's or put them on a 12x12 layout? With Studio J it is so quick and easy to download your photo's onto Adorable already  designed pages, type in a title and some journaling and you are finished!! It is Super Fast and Easy to use, plus you don't pay anything until you check out at the end! Close to my heart prints your prints with a VERY High quality ink and paper and ships them to your door!!

November is Studio J's 5 year anniversary and we are celebrating with FIVE ways for you to WIN!

 I telling you this now So you have PLENTY of time to create and prepare to take advantage of this great deal!! Here are the FIVE ways you can score big in November!

1 - First, throughout the month in November, all two-page layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5! That is a savings of over 25% off retail!

2 - Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more! Of course!

3 - If luck doesn't smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five "golden tickets" will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders. This "golden ticket" is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart's new D-ring albums loaded with 10 top load Memory Protectors!

4 - For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart's Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 top load Memory Protectors!

5 - And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 top load Memory Protectors!

To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My heart.

With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number!

Log in to Studio J@ Janel.ctmh.com  and start creating today or contact me for a one-on-one session! 
I will be having 2 days this month you are welcome to come to my home and I will show you hands on the Great things Studio J has to offer!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nov. Club cards

This fun Christmas ornament card is made using an overlay that was created in Cricut Craft Room using the Amazing CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge!  The ornaments are created out of the Beautiful Yuletide paper packet. I used a little Red shimmer trim and a Gold Bling Gem to finish it off!   I will have a variety of Christmas sentiments you can use to stamp your card with at club! Idea was inspired from a card I saw on pinterest... If you are interested in a packet to create your own Christmas cards please contact me and I would be happy to send you a kit! dbrinkerhoff@ubtanet.com 

Path finding Cards

Pathfinding cards 
This month I featured the Path finding WSOG cards! This kit has such Great stamps to create these awesome cards!! The kit comes with everything you need to create these fun cards ( Stamps, papers, access. and Cutting Guide) except the inks, Adhesive, and trimmer!  You order this amazingly easy kit from my website Janel.ctmh.com!! Please contact me with any questions you may have :)

Oct. 2014 Pathfinding Fall Pages

I love this time of year when the leaves change to such bright colorful colors! The air cools off and it is just such an enjoyable season!!
To celebrate Fall I used the beautiful Path finding papers to create pages and cards this month! We used the Scor-board to dry emboss the bamboo and goldrush cardstocks to add some fun texture to the pages! Then sanding the dry embossed lines on the Goldrush paper, and inking the Bamboo photo mattes!
 The top set of pages was designed by my talented upline Sheri Rhottler, and I just changed it up a little bit! It uses the Pathfinding compliments to finish off the page. Plus to add a special little finishing touches I added shimmer trim behind the chevron punch , I love the extra little bling to finish off my projects!
   The set of pages below are the exact same layout without the compliments. Allowing you to have more photo wells!
The next Layout was inspired by the talented Liz Mullins to use some more of the compliments on a Cute coordinating set of pages!!

I have a couple of kits left that include 2- 2 page layouts and 2 cards!

Monday, September 1, 2014

I am so Excited to share my projects for Sept.!!

When I saw the new CTMH catalog I was in love with the FUN New paper packets!! I loved the bright fun colors they had used for Halloween projects. Brenda Rose presented to us at convention and she had made some adorable pages using the Scaredy Cat paper collection. So I have taken her idea changed it up a bit and created 4 pages using the Paper, Stickies and Accesories! When you complete these adorable layouts you will only have a couple of stickies left,  I used almost the whole package!
 This first layout uses the colonial white side of the paper, then on the second set I turned the paper over to use the bright Orange side it and really makes it stand out! So you can choose which look you like by simply turning the paper over!
 The second set of pages also uses the Adorable stickies and Acces.! Oh and I forgot to mention our Awesome new black striped ribbon :)  To add the last finishing touch I then went over different parts of the stickies with liquid glass to make them stand out just a little bit more! I love the way these pages turned out and I am sure you will too!!
Please contact me to order a kit to put a set together for yourself dbrinkerhoff@ubtanet.com or you can easily order all the supplies to create you own on my website janel.ctmh.com