Saturday, September 27, 2014

Same Sex Wedding Cards for Men

 Love these Close To My Heart rubber stamps!

They make the best Same Sex Wedding Cards!!!

Check out for these and
other must have stamps!!!

This card will be available at my Etsy shop soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent is HERE!!!



ALL FOR ONLY $99.00!!!


(Shhh!!!  Just our little secret! FREE Stamp Pad bonus!!!
Just put the color of the Stamp Pad you want in Notes section
of your order and we will add that Stamp Pad FREE!
This offer ends Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific Time)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another card from Marcia!

Marcia is a new wonderful talent that Travels Through Life is fortunate enough to have on our Art Team! Watch for daily cards from Marcia's own blog posted here!

Friday, August 15, 2014

The new phone book is here!!! The new phone...

                                  Click here to see the inside of the new Annual Idea Book from CTMH!

Oops! I meant to say...

The new Close To My Heart Idea Book is here!

The new Close To My Heart Idea Book is here!!!

Want to see inside?!?

Just click on the CTMH Idea Book in the photo above!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Retired Close To My Heart Stamps...maybe not!!! I know a secret!

If you go here:
You will find a list of Close To My Heart Stamp Sets that appear to be retired
but they are NOT!!!
Not retired after all!!!
Here is an example.  The set above is still available!
You see, CTMH keeps all of their Cricut compatible Stamp Sets in stock!!!
So check it out and see if there is a favorite Stamp Set that you might have missed!
Happy Stamping!

So excited!!! Coming soon...!!!

Join the Waiting List NOW!!!
Join the Waiting List NOW!!!

Join the Waiting List NOW!!!
Artfully Sent
Close To My Heart
Cricut Cartridge
coming soon...

Get ready for it!!!

Here is a video from the new EXCLUSIVE
Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Artfully Sent!


Want to be one of the first to own this puppy?

Well run over to join the waiting list here:
This is a closed FB Group for the sole purpose of letting my customers know when
this new cartridge will be available!  It will also have 'Members Only' specials too!
Don't delay!  With an early September Release date you do NOT want to miss out!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Keep Calm...


We are gathered here today...



Former Creative Memories and (soon to be) ahni & zoe Consultants
I encourage you to look to the future and encourage you to
While you have had wonderful memories working with the above companies
trust me when I say that you will have many, many more years of even more
wonderful memories by joining Close To My Heart!
Join now and come join our team in Disneyland next year for the annual
CTMH Convention!  You will meet former CM consultants from Australia
& New Zealand that embraced CTMH when CM left there.
Remember the Close To My Heart motto:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rest in Peace Creative Memories!

So very, very sad!!!

While I am so very, very sorry to all of you former Creative Memories Consultants I do have GREAT NEWS!!!


Now is a great time to join your former Austrailian Sisters and come join us at Close To My Heart!!!

I would love to have you join Team Travels Through Life!

You can learn more here:

It is a great debt free company committed to be here for the long haul!

I love it that the VP's are so approachable and I am fortunate to call them my friends! Whether it is having Monica help me with a recipe over FB or chatting with Kristine about our Star Wars sheets we still have from when we were kids it is more family than a business. In the best way!!!  

Oh! And just wait for Convention!!! You'll wish you would have signed up sooner!!! Be prepared to head down to Disneyland next summer to learn and have fun CTMH style!!!

Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions! No matter where you live you can join my team!!!

-Jamie Ray Macsisak
 Close To My Heart Supervisor 
Travels Through Life Team Leader

A couple of cards by Marcia!

Here is part of her 'Good and Better' series...
Take a basic design and give it a kick with a few embellishments and/or paper upgrades!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

New Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge coming SOON!!!

Video about the AMAZING new Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridge!!!

Cannot be ordered (or pre-ordered ) yet BUT if you want to be added to my list and get contacted you will get FREE SHIPPING when you do order PLUS send me an email for a way you can earn this cartridge for FREE!!!

I have made a couple of cards from this awesome cartridge at the CTMH Convention! Photos to follow...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Former Creative Memories Consultants I want YOU!!! (earn a FREE Cricut Cartridge!)

That's right!  If you have been or know someone who was a Creative Memories Consultant PLEASE forward this blog to them!!!
April is an AMAZING time to join my Close To My Heart team Travels Through Life!!!
You can earn a FREE Exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge! 

How great of a deal is THIS?!?
Let me tell you!!!  Two years ago Close To My Heart was introducing their Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy.  They were offering this same special but only had one cartridge available. (They now have THREE for you to chose from!)  Well, I am celebrating my 2nd year as a Close To My Heart Consultant becasue I joined to get that cartridge and have LOVED every minute of being involved with CTMH!  (That Art Philosophy Cartridge is still my #1 'go to' cartridge!)  I have met so many new and wonderful friends and being one of a small handful of male consultants just adds to the fun!
If you have ever thought about taking your hobby to the next step or if you have recently left another company (especially you Creative Memories peeps!) contact me TODAY!!!

Get your old team back together with a renewed and stronger future with Close To My Heart!!!

April is the month to Spring Forward into an new and exciting career with crafts!

Creatively Yours,

-Jamie Ray Macsisak
 Close To My Heart
 Team Travels Through Life

Art Philosophy
Art Philosophy
Art Booking

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Project X

Here is a sneak peak at a VERY HUSH, HUSH secret project that I am working on!!!

More to come... (Shhhh!!!)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


So, I am doing what I call a Couples Throw Down!
on a Facebook Group that I started for Men Who Craft and the Women Who Love Them!
The idea is that each person has to use 3 items (and anything else they want to incorporate) making whatever craft project(s) they are assigned. 
We will each be making two cards using these three items:
Liquid Glass
(one of my favorite things in the whole world!)
Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
Memo Assortment
Once all 4 cards (2 each) are finished I will be posting them here to show off
and then after the group vote I will reveal who's cards are who's as well as
announce the winner OR if it is a tie! this space!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Another Skylark Card - Motivational Theme

I just wanted to make a simple motivational card
The stamp set I used is the
The flower embellishments are from the
The paper used is from both the
and the
The book page was from an old Reader's Digest Condensed Book

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Close To My Heart Skylark Card
I made this card using the Close To My Heart
and the
and the stamp set from the
I distressed the Kraft Paper using the
Close To My Heart Sanding Kit
The top and bottom is lined with the Zip Strips from the paper packets.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The February Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month! Foxy!!!

Wild Thing...


I think I love you!!!
I used the stamp set below
$17.95 OR only $5.00 with min. purchase.  Click on image above for details!
Want FREE shipping?  Email me for details!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Using the Zip Strip from the Close To My Heart Paper

I made this card for a Baby Shower.
The top of the card is the Zip Strip from the Babycakes Paper Packet
The stamp above is Baby Carriage from Close To My Heart
Along the top I used Close To My Heart Teal Shimmer Trim
This is just an example of a project I did using up old stock but
also incorporating new CTMH products as well!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Picture My Life is HERE!!!
I know what you are thinking...
"Jamie, I have all these pictures laying around that I would love to put in a scrapbook
but I just cannot find the time..."
Well your prayers have been answered my friend!
Check out Picture My Life here for all the details:



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Program

Purchase Picture My Life here!


Have lots of photos but not a lot of time?


Your solution to fast and easy scrapbooking is here!!!


Check out the above video for more information.


Questions?  Email me:


Let me show you how! 

If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Faboulous February! Fasten your seat belts!!!

Actually, make that


(see below)

Stamp of the Month! Only $5.00 w/$50.00 purchase!
FREE Stamp of the Month!!!
(click picture above for details!)
Join team Travels Through Life
and start your crafty career with Close To My Heart
and not only will you receive a wonderful
start-up package from CTMH
BUT I will also send you FREE
5 copies of not only the current Idea Book
but the last two as well!  15 FREE
Idea Books just for joining my team!
(click the above CTMH Independent Consultant image for details. 
Sign up through the link and I will ship you your Idea Books right away!)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Better late than never...

Yeah, I'm not buying it either.

Should have posted this at the beginning of the month not the end!  (I REALLY need to work on this!)

Okay!  With that out of the way...


(you must order directly from me to get the free shipping and bonus designs! email me for specifics!)

Go here for the Skinny on the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit:

Shoot me an email ASAP letting me know you want in on this deal (ends today!) along with your qualifying order (I have a 'suggested order' if you have no blocks or stamp pads) and you will receive the instructions for the bonus cards and paper saving tips exclusively from ME!

Check out these pictures of the Cloud Nine cards (and the two bonus cards I designed!)

The original 5 PLUS 2 bonus cards!

This is one of my original designs!
This is one of my original designs!