Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Club Project!

Bringing in the New Year!!

Sorry, Picture quality is bad!!
I'm going to be bad and use Novembers stamp of the month for this layout.  I have been wanting to use it, so here we are.  Black and White with a splash of teal!
You'll need to bring the usual stuff:
puff up tape
X sticker maker
Photo sizes are 4x6(2) and 5x7(1)

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*Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking

Experience the “Fun” of Fundamentals! 

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Purchase the album bundle and you get:

  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)
Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.
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*Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October's Club Project

Assault that is!!! Every night before bed my boys would have at it.  The Urban Workshop on the Go has the perfect stamp set for a "Boy will be Boys" theme.  This month we will make a two page layout using the Urban WOTG.  The hostess, Leslie Barkman, has two boys she can display on this fun layout.  It showcases the new Cricut Cartridge from Close to my Heart as well.  All the special items on the page are from the Artistry Cartridge.

Bring your adhesive, puff up tape, sticker maker, scissors and let's create!

See you on the 16th!!

Christmas in October!!


Call soon to reserve your set.

It’s in the Bag

It’s in the Bag

Starting a business never looked so good!

Sign up as an Independent Consultant during October, and receive the 2015 Convention bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit! Travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help start your business with confidence and flair!

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*Offer valid while supplies last October 1–31, 2015. No tax will be charged on the free item. The Convention bag will be included in the New Consultant Kit. For more information on shipping/handling options for the New Consultant Kit, please contact your Independent Consultant. Shipping/handling will not be charged if Convention bag is shipped separately from a kit checked out from a sponsoring Director.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sympathy Card

My husband's Godfather passed away last week.  And so I created this card with the September stamp of the month, Paper Garden.  I wasn't going to buy this set, wasn't sure what I'd use it for, but find now that it was a good thing I did.  It makes a lovely sympathy card.  I pulled old (retired) colors off the shelf.  I used Indian Corn Blue and Pansy Purple, and a current color whisper. 

This is where I got my inspiration for the colors.  I was these birds together at Michael's and thought how pretty a card would be with this combo.

The card design was scrap lifted from Terri Anderson who lifted it from Simone Morton. Thanks Ladies!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Nevermore!!  Our current Halloween paper.  I just love it!!  I found this inch and a half think corrugated cardboard "Wicked" at Michael's, and just had to get it. 

So I could turn it into one of this years decorations.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Stamping Month—Hello, Life!

Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD—a savings of $6.90 USD!

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

Watch the campaign video and contact me for more details.

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During September, you can purchase all three exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets for only $34.95 USD.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


           September 2nd starts this years club. And with it being the month before Halloween, we just have to use Nevermore (X) and Little Monsters (C1630).  We are also going to use our new purple, Eggplant!  I had to make two different layouts because I ran out of Green Shimmer Trim.  So, I set up half the batch in the green and the other in the purple shimmer trim. 

 With Green Shimmer Trim.

 These guys are too cute!!!

With Purple Shimmer Trim

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Get Organized!!

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Contact me for more details.

My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes Free with Purchase of the Marker Organizer.

 Affirmations and Lovely Blooms Free with Purchase of the Embellishment Organizer.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June's constant campaign - My Crush!

During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last* and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!

June Project

This Month we are using the Jackson Workshop On The GO!  I really like the stamp set that came with it. This paper pack really lends itself to the great outdoors.  I used it to make this two page layout of 4 of our Boy Scouts. But it will also work well with general camping picturees as well.

The photos were taken at Rainbow Falls near Mammoth Mountain, Ca.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month

Get a little Taste of Summer today for only $8.95!

National Scrapbooking Month 

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95 USD & CAD! Featuring bold, vibrant colors, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact your Independent Consultant for information about workshops for this paper packet. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer. This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life!


Plus, as a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD. Make sure to follow along with our blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month and check out the hashtag #CTMHTOS to see this stamp set in action!

Friday, May 8, 2015

May Gathering Project

May is almost time for Grads and Thank you notes! For this gathering we will make a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 Thank You card using Lifting Spirits (C1570) with the Blossom Paper pack (X7196B). The sentiment inside the card is from Card Chatter - Thank you (C1381 - Retired).

The Grad card is made with Diploma Day (B1480) and You Did It (C1351 - Retired).  This was all card stock using Ruby, Black and White Daisy. Our school colors!

Monday, April 20, 2015

April's Club Project

As close as it is to Mother's day and Father's day, I decided we'd make cards.  Be Prepared!! Right!

We used the new Jackson Paper and "The Best Dad Ever" (A1173) for the Father's day card.  We cut up two extra hats, mustaches, and bow ties so we could layer them to pop out of the page.


I thought about making the card below, but it didn't sit well with me.  It needs something else, but I just couldn't put my finger on what the something was, so I canned the idea and moved on.

             original (Not used)

We made this one instead using the Brushed paper pack and "Flowers for Mom" (B1473).  You can't see the bitty gems from this photo, but there are some on here.  I LOVE our new markers.

                      Used instead

The Canary cardstock seemed to make the card more friendly and warm.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Deal of the Day


April Constant Campaign

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Online Business Address and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Cards

These are the Easter cards I gave my club members as Thank you notes this month.

                Front                                                Inside

                Front                                                 Inside

I used 5 different stamp sets. Some Bunny (B1446), A Flowering Bunch (S1306), My Peeps (B1402), Sensational Season (D1454) and Eastertime (D1259).  The paper is from the Brush paperpack,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March's Club Project

This month we will be using the Brush Paper Pack (X7190B) along with Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627) and the Stamp of the Month Choose Happy (S1503).  I showcased my Little Man when he was 3 years old learning to golf.  He had a killer swing. My idea was to show that this paper wasn't just for little girls!

Club members will need:
Glue Dots
Puff up tape

Sunday, January 25, 2015

February's Club Project

February 6th is the next club and we are going to be making 2 birthday cards. One is done with the February Stamp of the Month. The other is one of Close to my Hearts per-cut cards.

You'll need to bring:
Piercing tool
Puff-up tape
Glue Dots

Friday, January 2, 2015

January's Club Project

Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought it would be a perfect time to make something with our new Heartstrings paper pack (X7193B). The stamp set I used comes with the Heartstrings card workshop on the Go. and I only used a few of the many stamps on the set.  The "LOVE" was cut using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  So many options on that cartridge, I just love it!!!! The Arrows on the top are cut out of the trim strip from the B&T paper.

National Papercrafting Month—Year >> Noted Paper Kit

January Constant Campaign

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015.

Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards

January Hostess Promo!!

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015.

Sympathy Card Book

My Husbands cousin's wife, in Columbus Ohio, passed two days after Christmas.  Mike is on his way to Ohio now.  This is the the Sympathy card/book I created for Cousin Scott with a few pictures I had from a trip we took with them in July of 1989.  It seems so long ago, and yet not that long ago!

I hope he and his 2 kids like it.