Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is Deal of the Day month--new mystery goodie box every day

Love mysteries?  How about a mystery goodie box filled with awesome Close to my Heart products?  This month only, you can get your own Deal of the Day with any full priced item on my website,  Starting at $35 and going on up to $150, each day there is a new deal that contains at least DOUBLE in retail value of the purchase price.  Check out what fellow consultant Barbara Carrico received in her $35 Deal of the Day box:
Even if you buy two of the same purchase price you will receive different items each time!  Deals change every day at 5pm (central time) so find any item you want buy (how about a pack of sequins for $2.95?) and get YOUR mystery goodie box.  I've ordered one already and I'll post what I receive when it arrives.  This offer only applies to orders placed on my website, not by ordering with me through email, text, or phone.  HAPPY SHOPPING!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Recent card workshop artwork

As our cheer season is winding down, I now have a little more time to get myself organized so you'll be seeing several new posts over the next few days. The card workshop was for Happy Birthday cards. Here you go!  

You'll see there's some smudging on the final card but after 8 tries even a consultant says "it's just a sample," lol.    So, here's a little contest to see who's paying attention.  ;)  Comment below telling me which card is your favorite & why and I'll draw a name from those to win a goodie from me!   Contest ends April 14th at midnight.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Upcoming Workshops

Good morning!  It's overcast and a perfect time for me to show some artwork for the upcoming workshops.  :)

Birthday card workshop: 
Wednesday, Mar 4th 7-9pm.  Cost is $15 for 7 cards and RSVP is required by Monday, Mar 2nd.  Here are just a couple of the cards we'll be making (the sunburst card patterns will VARY).

Heartstrings scrapbook workshop: 
2 Dates available:  Fri, March 27th 7-9pm or Sat, March 28th 1-3pm
Cost:  $45 for 4 two page layouts (8 pages total) and 10 cards (please note this is a corrected price from the original email)
This will be a medium to advanced class as you will be cutting your project pieces.  I can cut your pieces for $5 more.
RSVP WITH PRE-PAYMENT required by Thurs, March 19th (yes, during spring break) to ensure your workshop supplies can be ordered to arrive in time.
**This workshop was original created by Susan Williams
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or post here.  I'm so excited to share these projects with you!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Time is running out for your Buy One, Get One albums.

Some albums are Ruby and others Lagoon; they’re all buy one get one half off—a treat just for you!

Express Yourself
During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring new coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order today at!

When you choose your beautiful new albums (or a purchase of $50 or more), you will also qualify for the February Stamp of the Month set, A Happy Hello, for just $5.  This cute stamp set is great for birthdays, Mother's Day, and simply welcoming in Spring.   An exclusive stamp set, it is only available through February 28, while supplies last. 


A Happy Hello, set of 15

Friday, November 7, 2014

Love to make cards but you're busy? Check this out!

Close To My Heart's newest exclusive Cricut bundle is just the thing for you!  With 700 images, 250 card designs and 150 other projects, you can create 400 terrific papercrafts from this cartridge.  As with all of our amazing cartridge bundles, that's not all you receive.  You get pack of White Daisy cardstock and three (3) stamp sets to enhance your cards, including alphabet and sentiment sets.

Watch this fantastic video to give you a few ideas about the interactive and scene cards you can make with just a few Cricut keys.  Love it!  How fun would it be to send these to your friends & family?  They'll think you bought your card.  ;-)  Order it today here for your Christmas gift or a someone special!  


Monday, September 8, 2014

Picture My Life scrapbooking program twist

Many scrapbookers are not familiar with one of our newest scrapbooking programs.  Using the Picture My Life kits, you can create super fast & still creative scrapbook pages.  Memory protectors with 4"x6" and 3"x4" pockets allow you to simply add these kit cards and pictures in to have a completed album in no time.  Each kit contains 44 4"x6" double-sided cards (2 each of 22 designs), 78 3"x4" double-sided cards (3 each of 26 designs), one 12"x12" designed cover sheet and 10 memory protectors.  Shown here is the Seaside kit:

Not only will you have enough materials for an entire album but you'll have cards left to create other projects as well.  For example, these cards were made using the Skylark Picture My Life kit.
By adding just a few simple embellishments, card making because fast & fun!  You can leave the insides of the cards blank, stamp a sentiment, or even use another of the PML cards.
With over 12 different kits, the varieties are endless.  These are great accents to use on traditional scrapbook pages & mini albums as well.  Check them out on my website at under Shop and then Picture My Life.  A fabulous value at just $24.95.

Card in a Box

Want an eye-popping card to mail to a dear friend?  Try this card in a box.  This box folds flat and fits into a standard invitation size envelope.
Again, I LOVE our Cricut cartridges and this stamp set comes with the Artiste collection.  Stamps that coordinate onto cuts from the cartridge make this project all the more fun.  This box is LOTS easier than it looks and you can find instructions on YouTube.  There are so many variations and sizes to create something for anyone.  Have fun with this!

More club artwork

In an effort to get more artwork on the blog, I'm posting more of our recent club projects.

This beautiful layout was created by another consultant who was kind enough to share with us to re-create.  Using the Ariana paper pack, Hollyhock cardstock & ink pad, Crystal Blue cardstock & ink pad, White Daisy cardstock, bronze shimmer tape, and gold polka dot washi tape.  Washi tape is translucent so whatever is applied to will show through.  To create a look showing only the washi tape design, apply is onto white cardstock and cut as desired.  The stamp set is one of the Cricut Artbooking sets.  Finally, to create the cabbage rose (lower left corner), punch a scallop circle out of B&T (patterned) paper, spray with water in one of our spray pens and crumple.  When they dry, gently pull them open in varying degrees and layer together.  A super simple  & fun way to create flowers in all kinds of patterns & colors.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Celebrate National Stamping Month!

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2014–September 30, 2014.