Monday, January 30, 2012

Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle Giveaway!

I promised that my next giveaway would be a big one and it is! How would you like to win your very own Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle? I have a bundle to give away to one lucky person. Just fill out the form on my giveaway page here and get (1) entry each for following my blog, “liking” and following my CTMH Facebook page, signing up to receive my monthly newsletter, and/or sharing a link to my blog on your Facebook page or your blog. It’s that easy! You can get up to (4) entries! Please only enter once.

If you are wondering, “What in the world is an Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle?” I must say that is the most all inclusive Cricut cartridge I have seen. The cartridge includes 3-D boxes, bags, tags, banners, borders, a font, 100 different card shapes, envelopes, flowers (3-D and flat), doilies, and all of the incredible images that coordinate with CTMH stamp sets! Plus, in addition to the cartridge, you also get (3) coordinating stamp sets, and as if that is not enough, you will also get (3) sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements (chipboard) shapes! You can read more about the AP cartridge and coordinating products and see all of the images here.

If you already own the Art Philosophy Bundle, no worries. You can choose anything else in the current Idea Book for $99 instead.  Can’t wait until March 1st to see if you won? Purchase the bundle now and if you win, I will reimburse you for the full cost of the bundle including the tax and shipping!

You will have until midnight PST February 29th to enter. I will post the winner, chosen via, here on my blog on Thursday, March 1st . I will also email the winner. He/She will have (1) week to contact me or I will choose a new winner.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!

Please note that this giveaway is sponsored by Lisa Stenz and not by the Close to my Heart Corporate office or any other Consultant.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

February Creative Club - Pemberley Note Box Set

January’s Creative Club will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 7pm. We will be making this great Note Box Set using the My Creations Card Box, new Pemberley Paper Collection, new Card Word Puzzle stamp set, and Crafted with Love stamp set.

The project kit is $27 and includes the following:
  • (1) My Creations Card Box
  • Precut patterened paper from the Pemberley Collection
  • (1) Card Word Puzzle stamp set
  • (6) Precut bracket shapes
  • (6) Precut 3" x 3" Scallop Cards
  • (6) 3" x 3" Envelopes
  • (1) Pen
  • Long distance kits also come with step-by-step instructions and pre-stamped bracket images.
You can add the Crafted with Love stamp set to your kit for only $8 more! If you would like multiple kits, each additional kit will be $15 and will not include additional stamp sets unless requested. (If you are not local, $5 will be added for shipping.)

Additional products needed to complete this project:
Ink Pads: Pacifica, Bamboo, Buttercup, Chocolate
Markers: Pacifica, Buttercup
3-D Foam Tape

Your kit will also include a pre-cut “Notes” piece for the top of your box. 
(We will use the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for this.)

You will learn how to make dividers for the inside of your box.

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than February 7th if you would like to join us for the class.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Buy Now” buttons below.

Thank you for your interest in this kit. The kits are now sold out. 

To find out more about my monthly no-commitment Creative Club, click here
You do not need to be local to participate!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Only a few more days for these great deals...

There are only a few more days to take advantage of THREE amazing Close to my Heart promotions. Be sure to place your orders by January 31st to get these great deals...

January Stamp of the Month 

 Available January 1–31, 2011 only.

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00 US / $5.50 CAN! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Spend:   $50.00  No purchase required
You pay only:   $5.00    $17.95 (full retail) 

Set of 14
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686).

Click here to order your own Stamp of the Month 

Rock the Block

When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two valuable new products for just $15: the My Creations Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion). This Rock the Block promotion represents a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, fashionable fun! But hurry, the offer ends January 31st.

Check out this great video showing the fun products in the Rock the Block promotion! 

You can see what I did with my Rock the Block promo here.

Click on the shopping cart below or email me to place an order.

Free Studio J Layouts in January

January is free layout month for Studio J® members! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. And so on! If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join!

Why should I use Studio J?

With the popularity and convenience of digital cameras, people take more photos than ever before. Unfortunately, many of those photos remain lost in cyberspace, tucked quietly away on a hard drive where no one ever sees them. Time to take those photos from the computer to the coffee table for all to enjoy!

One option is to pick your favorite photos and print them in a 4" × 6" size, then put them in photo albums. It’s a quick and easy way to put your photos on display, but there is one drawback—the stories behind the photos are lost unless you write them down. Even the most unforgettable moments lose some of their vibrancy over time.

That’s where scrapbooking comes in. Whenever you pair your photos with journaling—bringing together words and pictures—that’s scrapbooking in its most basic form. Scrapbooking helps you capture life’s moments, both big and small, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them again and again.

For years, Close To My Heart’s classic scrapbooking products have helped you get your shoeboxes full of printed photos out of the basement and into scrapbooks where they’ll be seen and enjoyed.
Now Close To My Heart brings you Studio J®, online design software that lets you skip the extra step of printing your photos before you scrapbook them. With Studio J, you create digital scrapbook pages that are then printed and delivered to your door, ready to slip into your classic 12" × 12" scrapbook albums.

You’ll love the ease and convenience of studio scrapbooking. And if you decide to become a Studio J member, you’ll love the way each custom-printed layout you purchase comes with free JPG files of the layout—one high-resolution version for archiving or printing more copies, and one web-ready version for you to email to your loved ones, upload to your blog, or post to Facebook. Plus, as a member, you also get free shipping once a month, and all of your layouts at half price! It makes sharing your photos—and your stories—easier and more affordable than ever!

 To sum it up, Studio J Members get:
  • 50% off layouts
  • Free monthly shipment
  • Members-Only Templates and Kits
  • Free JPEG files
  • Free Page Protectors
  • Special Members-Only promotions like this one
Give Studio J a try—there’s no cost until you place your order. Upload some of your digital photos and find out how quickly and easily you can create a finished scrapbook layout, preserving not only your pictures but the all-important stories behind them! If you like it, you can either order your layouts at full price or purchase a Membership for 3 months or 1 year, or purchase a 5 pack that includes 5 layouts, shipping, and page protectors.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I know that is a lot of information and you are probably wondering, “Hey where’s the creative inspiration?” Do not fear my friends, I have a fun project to share with you tomorrow. Plus, I have a big giveaway to announce! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

I thought I’d participate in Papertrey Ink’s January Blog Hop. Here is this month’s challenge... “This month, in honor of the New Year, we are challenging you to pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us. To take it a step further, you are challenged to create a second card that is inspired by the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets.”

I had fun making some cupcake cards last year and thought I’d make a newer version using Close to my Heart’s new Lucy paper (available in February), Bitty Buds Flower, and PTI’s Signature Greetings stamp set.

Here is last year’s version...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Email problems

Hi Everyone,
Just popping in to let you all know that I have been having email problems for about a week or so. I just found out that a few people have emailed me and I never got the emails and the emails never bounced back to them. So, if you have sent me an email over the past week or so and I haven't responded, I probably never got it. Sorry about that. Please email me again or post here and let me know that you are trying to get a hold of me and I will get back to you right away.

I hope have a few projects to post for you in a couple of days. (I have been swamped lately.)

Happy Monday! *Ü*

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Operation Smile, New Items for Sale, and a Giveaway Winner

I have a few announcements to make today including...

A VERY worthy cause...
Everyone is invited to join in the Make a Miracle Challenge by helping raise funds to provide corrective surgeries for children around the world through Operation Smile®. It takes just $240 to sponsor a surgery and change a young life for the better. If you are unfamiliar with the Operation Smile organization, you can read more about it here.

What an incredible honor it would be to win this challenge and have the opportunity to go on an Operation Smile international medical mission. The person who goes on the mission will work as part of the non-medical staff, alongside doctors and nurses, providing care for children, screening applicants, teaching parents, and assisting in every way in this important endeavor.

If you would like to make a donation, feel free to contact me or, you may donate online when you check out of the online shopping cart on my website here.

I am so proud to be associated with a company that supports such a worthy cause! 

A Great Sale...
I added lots of great things to my “for sale” list here. Be sure to check them out and email me if you are interested in anything.

And if you like a great sale, be sure to check out the “while supplies last” section on my website here. There were some great goodies recently added!

And a Giveaway Winner...
And last but certainly not least, the winner of my Pair-a-Phrase stamp set giveaway is...Patrice. Patrice, be sure to email me at with your mailing address so I can get your stamp out to you right away.

Thanks to all those that entered. Stay tuned for another fun giveaway soon. (My next one will be a big one!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clean & Simple Pemberley Card (Sneak Peek)

Today’s card is another I made for the Clean & Simple Card Class. The class today is called “Plainly White.” I love plain white cards and had a blast making this one using one of Close to my Heart’s brand new papers called Pemberley and a new stamp set called Card Word Puzzle. I can’t wait to show you more when the new catalog goes live on February 1st. I think this will be one of my all time favorite stamp sets and all time favorite Paper Collections!

I stamped the flower on the Pemberley B&T and again on some vellum cardstock. I cut them both out and adhered them together in the middle with a dot of Liquid Glass. I love that it dries clear so you can’t see it through the vellum. I matted the Pemberley B&T with a piece of Cocoa Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Cocoa ink. I adhered the matted square to a piece of PTI Stampers Select White cardstock with some 3-D Foam Tape. Finally I added the flower to the card with more 3-D Foam Tape to give it a tad bit more dimension.

Don’t forget to enter my latest giveaway here. I will be picking a winner on Thursday.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rock the Block

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. My MIL is visiting from Wisconsin and we’ve been busy entertaining her. *Ü*

I did have some time to finish my Rock the Block Cube Game, so I thought I would share it with you today. I used the fabulous Close to my Heart promotional Cubes and coordinating stamp set to make this fun tic-tac-toe/puzzle game with some family photos. My kids were playing with it before I even finished making it, so I know it will be a big hit in our house now that it’s finished. LOL!

I cut (4) 6" x 6" photos into 2" x 2" squares and adhered them to the blocks.

You can see the base of the cubes here.

I wanted to cut some Xs and Os with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make it into a tic-tac-toe game, so I after cutting them out, I decide to add them to the blocks with a fun border. I love the borders that come in the Rock the Block set, so instead of masking them, which would have been totally easy to do, I actually cut the inside of the stamp out and just used the outline. I stamped the border on some 2" x 2" pieces of Roxie paper and then adhered them to the blocks. I also used some Roxie paper for the base of the blocks. This was actually a pretty quick project to make and I know it will provide hours of fun for my kiddos (and me!)

Would you like to get your very own Rock the Block stamp set and Collage Cube set? Simply place an order for $25 out of the current CTMH  Fall/Winter Idea Book and you will qualify to get both the stamp set and the Cubes for only $15! (That's almost a $30 savings!) Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you are welcome to place an online order here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art Philosophy Butterfly Card and a Giveaway

I made this card for day 3 of the Clean and Simple Card class I am taking. Day 3 was all about inspiration. I was so inspired by Julie’s butterfly card sample, that I had to CAS it using Close to my Heart’s Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. (I love that “CAS” stands for Clean and Simple, but it also stands for Copy and Steal! LOL!) I cut two butterfly shapes out at 5" and adhered them together at the top to make the card base. Then I cut out three butterfly layers from some White Daisy cardstock and adhered them together. I cut one last layer out of some textured yellow cardstock and adhered it on top. I love the 3-D look without having to use any 3-D Foam Tape.

The CTMH textured cardstock that I used is retired now, but I still love it. (By the way, I have a TON of it. If anyone would like some, let me know. I have WAY more than I will ever be able to use.) The sentiment is from a CTMH promotional double set that is no longer available called Pair-a-Phrase. Do you like it? Guess what? I have a new Pair-a-Phrase set to give away. To enter, fill out the form on the giveaway page here. I will pick a winner using next Thursday, 1/19. Good luck!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"FUN" One Layer Card

Today is day two of the online Clean and Simple Card class that I am taking. Boy, the inspiration is incredible, both from the teachers and from the other students! Today’s class was titled “Perfectly Flat Cards” which are also referred to as OLC (One Layer Cards). These are my favorite, both because they are truly clean and simple and because they are a breeze to duplicate.

I chose to use Close to my Heart’s awesome Rock the Block stamp set that comes in the promotional kit this month with the cool My Creation Collage Cubes. (I will post my Cube project later this week.) Check out the details on this promotion here. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but I actually used Cocoa ink with Cranberry. It almost looks black in the photo. The card base is Papertrey Ink’s great Stampers Select White cardstock. When I make One Layer Cards, I like the cardstock to be nice and heavy and PTI’s cardstock is perfect.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean & Simple With Love Card

Can you believe two posts in one day? Amazing! I couldn’t get enough of this great sketch so I made another card. I used Tresa’s wonderful tutorial to make the faux stitching. (Gotta love CTMH’s white core cardstock!) And I love using my Piercing Tool Kit. The Blush cardstock is stamped with another Universal Backgrounds stamp in Blush ink. The sentiment is from the Say it in Style set.

Since I wanted my hearts to match the ink color, I used the brush side of my Blush marker to color a piece of Blush cardstock. Then I punched out the hearts using a small heart punch and added them with some 3-D Foam Tape. The monochromatic color was inspired by Kristina’s sample.

Stay tuned for more...

How sweet it is...

Remember the classic James Taylor song “How Sweet it is...”  Sing it with me...“to be Loved by You!”

Ok now that you are going to have that song stuck in your head all day (sorry), here is a little card I plan to give to my hubby on his birthday, which just happens to be on Valentine’s Day. *Ü*

I started the Clean & Simple Card Making online class today that I mentioned a couple weeks ago. It’s only the first day and I am so excited! Today’s class highlighted three great sketches. This was my favorite sketch of the three. Kristina Werner’s sample was incredible so I used a lot (ok almost all) of her great ideas on my card. I used Close to my Heart’s  Kraft and Cranberry cardstock. The stamps, also from CTMH, are Universal Backgrounds and Card Chatter–Love. The tiny heart is an old punch that I had in my stash. I think it may have come from the dollar section at Michaels.

I am still in the midst of cleaning out my craft room, but took a much needed break to make this fun little card. Stay tuned for more clean and simple cards...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My New Year's Resolution means free goodies for YOU!

Look what I got yesterday! Staples had a sale on the ClosetMade Cubbies that I have been wanting for a while. I was getting tired of my old cheap book case that I was using from my college days many moons ago. I still have a ton of stuff to go through and re-organize, but I am excited to fill my new cubbies. While I was moving my old book case out of my studio, I decided to get rid of LOTS of old magazines. There are so many great ideas in them and many of the pages are dogeared so I could go back for inspiration. But in keeping with my resolution to SIMPLIFY, I decided that I would get rid of many of them. I have a variety of Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbooks Etc., Paper Crafts, Stamp It, and a few other misc paper crafting magazines.

I boxed them up in flat rate boxes and have five boxes up for grabs. Each box has a variety of least 20 magazines and some have more. All I ask is that you pay the shipping cost which is $10.50. They will go to the first five people who comment here that they want them. Make sure to either include your email address in your comment or email me at I will send you a paypal invoice and once it is paid, the box will go out in the mail. Or if you are local, you are welcome to come by and pick them up.

I know I haven't posted a lot of projects lately, but I promise that as soon as I get a little more organized, I will be posting crafty stuff again. Plus I have an order coming next week with  few new projects that I can't wait to play with. Stay tuned...

Thanks for all of the interest in my magazines. They are now gone.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011-12 Close to my Heart Retiring List

These great Close to my Heart products will retire on January 31st. Be sure to grab your favorites while you still can...

Click here and add your favorite item #s to your shopping cart.

Paper Collections
Typeset Workshop On The Go (WOTG) Kit – G1024 - $29.95
Roxie WOTG Kit – G1025 - $29.95
Elemental WOTG Kit – G1026 - $29.95
Dreamin’ L2 Paper – X7142B - $9.95
Dreamin’ My Stickease – X7142C - $4.95
Dreamin’ WOTG Kit – G1027 - $29.95
Sonoma WOTG Kit – G1028 - $29.95
Mischief L2 Paper – X7144B - $9.95
Mischief Compliment Rub-Ons – X7144C - $4.95
Mischief WOTG Kit – G1029 - $29.95
Believe L2 Paper – X7145B - $9.95
Believe My Stickease – X7145C - $4.95
Believe WOTG Kit – G1030 - $29.95
Wonderland L2 Paper – X7146B - $9.95
Wonderland My Stickease – X7146C - $4.95
Wonderland WOTG Kit – G1031 - $29.95
Sophia L2 Paper – X7131B - $12.95
Sophia My Stickease – X7131C - $4.95
Mayberry L2 Paper – X7136B - $12.95
Mayberry My Stickease – X7136C - $4.95
Lucky L2 Paper – X7137B - $12.95
Lucky My Stickease – X7137C - $4.95
Fanfare L2 Paper – X7138B - $12.95
Fanfare My Stickease – X7138C - $4.95

Stamp Sets
Trellis – D1451 - $17.95
Backgrounds & Borders – D1463 - $17.95
Dreams Come True – D1470 - $17.95
Summer Days – B1375 - $9.95
Love Ya – D1460 - $17.95
From My Heart – C1443 - $13.95
A Love – A1103 - $6.95
So Lucky – C1390 - $13.95
Circle of Love – D1438 - $17.95
Soul Mates – D1254 - $17.95
Bless This Nest – C1445 - $13.95
A Little Buzz – B1353 - $9.95
Beautiful Butterflies – B1373 - $9.95
Ambiance – C1349 - $13.95
Springtime – D1415 - $17.95
*A Hop – A1112 - $6.95
Take Luck – B1364 - $9.95
Enjoy Every Moment – C1395 - $13.95
Beloved – B1343 - $9.95
Bunny Love – B1324 - $9.95
Carefree – C1447 - $13.95
A Paisley – A1105 - $6.95
Always In My Heart – A1101 - $6.95
Charmed – C1385 - $13.95
Togetherness – D1402 - $17.95
One Of A Kind – D1410 - $17.95
Blooming Layers – C1449 - $13.95
A Posy – A1102 - $6.95
Extreme Happiness – C1356 - $13.95
Friendship Blessings – D1191 - $17.95
Flower Pot – D1409 - $17.95
Smiles – C1397 - $13.95
Happy Moments – C1437 - $13.95
His and Hers – C1460 - $13.95
Tasty Treats – D1427 - $17.95
You’re Sweet – B1351 - $9.95
Recipe Box – D1364 - $17.95
Bon Apetit – D1367 - $17.95
Daydream – D1297 - $17.95
*Makin’ Waves – C1365 - $13.95
Cruisin’ – D1471 - $17.95
Down By The Sea – C1451 - $13.95
True Happiness – D1365 - $17.95
Summer Breeze – C1453 - $13.95
Treetops – C1368 - $13.95
Let’s Go Camping – C1355 - $13.95
Beautiful Things – D1298 - $17.95
Campin’ Fever – D1353 - $17.95
*Beary Best – C1363 - $13.95
*Beary Busy – C1409 - $13.95
Howdy – D1435 - $17.95
You’re Great – D1434 - $17.95
Hot Diggity – C1407 - $13.95
It’s A Zoo – C1360 - $13.95
Fun Times – B1309 - $9.95
Love Birds – C1396 - $13.95
*Over The Rainbow – D1426 - $17.95
Post Card – Travel Series – D1357 - $17.95
Horizon – C1454 - $13.95
Ciao – D1461 - $17.95
Thrill Ride – D1425 - $17.95
Retro Tech – C1446 - $13.95
Around The Block – D1377 - $17.95
Family Ties – C1346 - $13.95
Family Ties – Children – C1345 - $13.95
Family Ties – Pet – B1350 - $9.95
Family – C1305 - $13.95
Play Day (old set) – D1360 - $17.95
Believe In Your Dreams – B1322 - $9.95
Ms. Scrapbook – B1352 - $9.95
Ms. Chillin’ – D1404 - $17.95
You Rock – D1346 - $17.95
Catching Waves – D1466 - $17.95
X-Treme – D1432 - $17.95
Hero – D1474 - $17.95
Star Power – D1403 - $17.95
Tea Time – C1438 - $13.95
*Little Princess – C1414 - $13.95
Birthday Boy – C1411 - $13.95
*Birthday Blast – C1436 - $13.95
Shining Star – D1320 - $17.95
Royal Birth – D1441 - $17.95
Cupcakes Sprinkles – D1336 - $17.95
Piece of Cake – D1407 - $17.95
Paisley Praise – D1414 - $17.95
Sweet Baby – C1359 - $13.95
*Baby Love – B1368 - $9.95
You Did It – C1351 - $13.95
Adoption – A1098 - $6.95
Precious Love – C1444 - $13.95
Love Always – D1337 - $17.95
A Game – A1113 - $6.95
Magic Tabs – C1448 - $13.95
Circle Together – B1372 - $9.95
Just For Boys – C1338 - $13.95
Just For Girls – C1337 - $13.95
Cherished Flourishes – D1413 - $17.95
Unity – C1422 - $13.95
Two-Step Backgrounds – D1473 - $17.95
On The Edge – C1399 - $13.95
Circle Around – D1300 - $17.95
Connections – D1330 - $17.95
Adorning Corners – D1322 - $17.95
Fill In The Blank – D1465 - $17.95
Priceless Love Word Puzzle – D1348 - $17.95
Kanji Phrases – C1339 - $13.95
Boom! – B1354 - $9.95
Just The Ticket – B1323 - $9.95
Salutation Seals – C1461 - $13.95
A Little Everything – D1408 - $17.95
*For Every Occasion – D1187 - $17.95
Thank You – D1361 - $17.95
*TLC – C1364 - $13.95
In The Month Of February – C1403 - $13.95
In The Month Of March – C1404 - $13.95
In The Month Of April – C1405 - $13.95
In The Month Of May – C1415 - $13.95
In The Month Of June – C1416 - $13.95
In The Month Of July – C1417 - $13.95
Notice The Details – D1378 - $17.95
On This Day – D1468 - $17.95
Happy Holidays – D1431 - $17.95
Dream Big – D1399 - $17.95

Colonial White Ribbon collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon - Z270 - $6.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25

Waxy Flax
Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

Mini-Medley & Eyelets
Mini Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

Coordinating Collection Embellishments
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Packets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386 - $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Just Blooms Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95

Color Ready Alphabets
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

Dimensional Elements
Dimensional Elements - On Target - Z1226 - $5.95
Dimensional Elements - Flurry - Z1225 - $4.95

My Creations Items

My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95

Click the photo below to start shopping for your favorite 
(almost) retired items before they are gone...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Consultant Kit is available!

Have you have ever wanted to turn your hobby into a lucrative business? 

Would you like to get almost $300 worth of Close to my Heart products for only $99?

Do you want to get a great discount on all of your stamping & scrapbooking supplies for you and your friends?

Would you like access to new products a whole month before everyone else?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, I am excited to tell you that the Spring/Summer 2012 Close to my Heart New Consultant Kit is now available!

Are you interested in getting a discount every day? I have team members that simply take the discount for themselves, others who have a handful of friends that they share with, and others who are actively building a business and a team to earn real income! I also have team members less than a mile down the road and some across the country!

Are you interested in any of those options? Contact me for more details. I’d be happy to chat with you to see if this would be a good fit for you!

Start off your year with a fantastic discount on great products that will encourage you to be proactive and productive in preserving your memories and celebrating the relationships in your life.

Have questions? - Click here for some FAQs about becoming a Consultant.
Want to know what is in the new Kit? - Click here to see the Kit contents.
Have more questions? - Click here to contact me with your questions.
Ready to sign up? - Click here to fill out the online application.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

HUGE (and I mean HUGE) "Cleaning Out my Craft Room" Sale!

As you may have read in my post last week, my motto for 2012 is to “Simplify!” What better way to start than by going through my craft room and getting rid of supplies that I haven’t used in a while (or sadly, some haven’t been used at all.) I simply cannot believe how much I have. I went through my stamp sets first and I actually have over 300 sets that I am going to part with. Many of them are brand new and many of them have only been used once. I am hoping these goodies will find a good home where they will be used and well loved.

I will continue to go through my stash and post more items for sale, so be sure to check back often. I still have all of my paper packets, embellishments, ribbon, albums, etc. to go through.

Click the “for sale” tab at the top of my blog to see what I have listed so far. There are waaaaay too many things to photograph, so if there is something in particular that you would like to see, shoot me an email and let me know. I will be happy to take a picture of it for you.

Happy Shopping!

January Creative Club - Valentine Box and a Giveaway Winner

January’s Creative Club will be held on Tuesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 19th. We will be making this darling Valentine Box using the My Creations Cube. This would make a sweet gift for your significant other, your kids, or a special friend. You can fill it with all kinds of goodies including candy or other small gifts. The finished box makes a 5" cube. Each kit is $20 or $15 with a $25 order. (If you are not local, please add $5 for shipping.) If you would like multiple kits, each additional kit will be only $15 more and will not include a bottle of Liquid Glass. (The one bottle will last you a very long time.)

Each kit includes:

Click on photo to enlarge.

Top of Box

Inside of Box

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than January 7th if you would like to join us or order a kit(s).

ETA: Thank you for the wonderful response. 
All kits are now sold out.

To find out more about my monthly no-commitment Creative Club, click here
You do not need to be local to participate!

And now for the winner of my New Years giveaway.....

Congratulations to Allie Gower! Allie posted on December 27th and said, “... I like to simplify my life by making time for what's important, and keeping those appointments with myself.
I try to get rid of anything that interferes with my life or raises my stress, whether it's a pile of nonsense, or too much tv. If it doesn't lift me up, it's time to put it down.” Great advice Allie! I really need to remember it all year long! Be sure to send me your mailing address and I will get the die cut cards and envelopes out to you right away!

If you are looking to simplify and organize your life in 2012 like me, be sure to check out all of the comments left on this post. There are some fantastic suggestions! Thanks to everyone for all of the great advice. I have taken lots of notes and plan to implement many of your ideas this year! Wishing you all a wonderful 2012!