Monday, June 24, 2013

Flowering Bunch Card

The May Stamp of the Month called Flowering Bunch has been sitting on my desk, calling my name, all month long. It is such a cute set that I just had to create something with it before leaving for the 2013 Close to my Heart Convention in Orlando, FL tomorrow.

This fun little card was made using that set in addition to an older, retired petite perk set called Bee Mine. (I just love the tiny little bee in that set.) I added some Stardust Glitter Gel to his wings. I also popped up a few of the tiny flowers and added some small Sparkles in the center.

It’s a simple card, but if you know me, you know “Simple” is my middle name. *Ü*

I guess that’s it before I leave tomorrow. If you’d like to stay up to date on all of the happenings at Convention, be sure to check the Facebook hash tag #VivaCTMH often. (I may just post a few fun photos and updates here on my blog and on my CTMH Facebook page as well.)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Working on Team Gifts...

I am leaving for the Close to my Heart Convention in less than a week! Yay! I am so excited. I have been busy working away on presentation projects, create and take projects, and fun little gifties for my team. It has been a busy few weeks, but definitely lots of fun.

I thought I’d post a little teaser today with a sneak peak at part of my team gifts. (I always have a little somethin’ special for all of my team members who attend Convention.)

I will be sure to take photos of the whole gift and share them here as soon as I hand them out next Wednesday evening. (I don’t want to spoil it for the recipients by posting now.)

Back to my studio I go...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all of the great Dads out there in Blogland. A special wish goes out to my wonderful husband Andy, who is a fabulous, hands-on Dad to our two adorable kiddos.

The kids and I made him this shirt card using the Artiste cartridge and some paper from the Dakota Collection. Since he is such a great Dad and spiritual leader, we thought it would be fitting to put a bible in his pocket. We just popped up the pocket with some 3-D Foam Tape and slipped a mini bible inside.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my job?

I was soooo excited to be greeted by the Fed Ex man this morning with a large Brighton box from Close to my Heart. Check out what was inside...

Isn’t this Large Cosmetic Bag beautiful??? Wow! I will be traveling in style for sure. I know I have posted in the past about how much I love being a CTMH Consultant, but getting rewarded by the Corporate Office for doing what I love is icing on the cake (or maybe I should say the cherry on top!) They sent this beautiful bag, promotion certificate, and sweet letter as a congratulations for recently promoting to Executive Director.

I have the most wonderful team and without them, I would not have earned this promotion. So a BIG hug goes out to all of the Paper Trufflez team members. Thank you all for making this job so much fun and so rewarding.

If you’d like information on joining my Close to my Heart team and possibly earning great rewards like this one, feel free to contact me. I’d love to chat with you! You can also find lots of great information on my New Consultant FAQ page here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chantilly Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Have you missed me? I am still here. I am just knee deep in creating some fun (secret) projects for the upcoming Close to my Heart annual Convention. I can’t wait to share them with you when I return. In the meantime I wanted to share a sweet card that my friend Christine Adams sent me for my birthday last week. She used the pretty Chantilly papers and the Perfect Fit — Birthday stamp set. Isn’t this card darling?

Thank you Christine!!! You made my special day, even more special! xoxo

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Party Contest

It’s party time! You can be one of 20 winners to receive both My Acrylix® Patterned Pennants and My Acrylix® Tropical Paradise stamp sets to help you create some super fun party favors for your next summer shin-dig. All you have to do is share your favorite way to party with your friends and family this summer. Watch the video to learn more about the contest and to see some of the fun summer party favors you can create with these stamp sets.

Post a comment on CTMH’s Facebook Page, Jeanette Lynton’s blog, or CTMH’s YouTube Channel before June 30, 2013 for your chance to win!

Would you like to purchase some of the great products shown in the video? Click here to order the supplies to create your own fun party favors.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Promotions Galore!

Boy do I have a lot to share with you this month! Not only has Close to my Heart come up with some incredible promotions for June, but I have a special promotion for you as well! This may be a long post, but I promise it will be well worth it to read to the end...

FREE Workshops on the Go Kits!

Because I have been tasked with lots of fun but time consuming things for our upcoming Convention, I sadly don't have time to create a project this month. However, I don't want to leave you without a fun project to work on this month so I have decided to offer a very special promotion just for you.

With every $75 order placed with me or on my website during the month of June, you may choose one Workshop on the Go Kit absolutely FREE! Yes, you read that correctly. You can choose ANY of the current Workshops on the Go Kits, even the $39.95 Canvas Art Kit with every $75 order.

PLUS you can double up or even triple up on promotions. (See below for details on the other promos.) So, if you place a $75 order that includes 3 stamp sets, you will not only get to choose a FREE Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice, but you will also get THREE FREE Mini Banners, and the ADORABLE Stamp of the Month for just $5! That's a savings of up to $70.75!

Want to save even more? Place an order for $150 and you will get 2 free WOTG Kits, 6 free mini banners, the Opportunity to get 3 stamps of the month for $5 each PLUS an additional $25 in free hostess rewards!

If you place an order on my website, please click the link to join the "Customer Appreciation Party" and do not add the WOTG Kit(s) to your order as you will be charged for them. Please email me with your WOTG choice(s) and I will get them sent out to you right away!

* Please note that the free WOTG promotion is sponsored by Lisa Stenz and not by the Close to my Heart Corporate office or any other Consultant.


June Stamp of the Month 

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 10
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 6½" (Y1010) 

Click here to order your own Stamp of the Month.

Available June 1-30, 2013 only.


Make It a Banner Day! 

Get a FREE My Creations Mini Banner!  

It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!

The mini banner has a retail value of $5.95 and includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.

Watch this video for some great creative ideas on how to use the adorable mini banners.

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a stamp set and reach $25 qualify for the free mini banner. Maximum of one free mini banner per qualifying order.

Click here to start shopping and get your free My Creations® mini banner!



Relief for Oklahoma


Close To My Heart is making an upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the Oklahoma tornado. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
2" × 2" (Y1003)

Click here to purchase the A True Thank You stamp set.


Let's Get Patriotic—Stamp Style

With Flag Day, Independence Day, Canada Day, and more right around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our three new patriotic stamp sets—only available for a limited time from June 1 – July 31, 2013!

One B-size stamp set and two D-size stamp sets were created specifically to celebrate independence and freedom. The best part is that $5 from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your military support and patriotism by purchasing your very own patriotic stamp set today. We love our troops!

Order your exclusive patriotic stamp sets here