Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Have a safe and fun holiday! Don't forget to take a ton of photos to scrapbook!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit! Only $10!

The Whooo’s Your Valentine kit is the key to creating your own goody-filled valentines with sneak-peek products such as the My Creations™ treat tubes and glitter paper. Watch the video to learn how to create your own valentines that everyone is sure to love!

When you place an order for $35 you can get this very cute kit for only $10! To get your very own Whooo's Your Valentine kit just click here to order yours today!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

National Papercrafting Month

 National Papercrafting Month

We’re celebrating January’s National Papercrafting Month starting next week! December 13, 2012 through January 31, 2013, when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit, with a retail value of $40, is yours for only $10! This kit makes creating personalized valentines perfect for you or your kids to give that special someone treats in a very cute way!  
Here's what you get:
 12 die-cut boxes
 3 cardstock sheets
 1 sheet of silver glitter paper
12 treat tubes
 an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit

This kit also offers a sneak peek of two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the My Creations™ treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! 
This is such a great deal so don't miss out on this, remember it is available from December 13 - January 31st! Click HERE to order yours today!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Decembers Not So Secret Sister Gift

I told you a couple of months back that several of us scrapbooking friends decided to do a "Not So Secret Sister Gift" exchange and if you remember I made each of the girls a memo board and a Halloween wall hanging well the other day I came home to find a package from my friend Tammy and in it was my "Not So Secret Sister" gifts! OMG these are sooooooooooo stinkin cute!!! Look what she made!

Isn't that just the cutest thing you have ever seen? She said she found this on Pinterest and the snowman is made from a pillow! This photo just does not do this snowman justice as he is sooooooooo much cutter and cuddlier in person!!!

She also made this very cute cupcake ornament and added that to my box! I am sure she got this idea from Pinterest too and I know that she used CTMH's Cricut Artiste cartridge to make the holder for the cupcake. This ornament is way too cute to just have hanging on my tree so when the holidays are over I am going to be hanging this in my scraproom where I can enjoy it all year long!!!

Thanks Tammy for the wonderful surprise!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cute Packaging Ideas

Are you looking for some cute and easy gift packaging ideas? Here are a couple that I made for my club girls this year.

 I decorated plain white shopping bags to look just like Santa's suit! this was very easy to do and very fast also. How cute would this be to give a gift to someone special in a bag like this? I tied the handles together with red organdy ribbon.

This cute little gift bag/box was an idea that came from Pinterest. I used the CTMH's Cricut Art Philosopy cartridge to make the moustache and the scallop edge on the top. I used some sparkly big brads for Santa's nose. This was also very easy and I have to say "Thank You" to my friend Tammy who helped me make the template for the box! For me that was the hardest part of this little project the decorating was the easy part!

You can find the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge by clicking here so you can make your very own little Santa bag/box!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2013 Scrapbook and Card Clubs

Wow another year of card club has come to an end and it is always sad! I had so much fun with all my club girls this last year and now I can't wait for January when my new clubs start up!

Here's the skinny on 2013 Scrapbook and Card Clubs:

Card club:

When: The third Wednesday of each month
unless there's a holiday and then the date will change and you will be notified
Time: 6:30 until you are done 
Where: My House
Cost: $6 or free with $15 order

You will make three fully embellished cards with envelopes 

Scrapbook Club:

When: The second Wednesday of each month
unless there's a holiday and then the date will change and you will be notified
Time: 6:30 until you are done 
Where: My House
Cost: $10 or free with $25 order

You will make a two page, fully embellished layout that you can just add your photos to

If you are interested in joining one of my clubs, please e-mail me at and I'll save you a spot! These spots fill very fast so don't wait! 

The perks of joining a club are you get the current catalogs before anyone else, you will ALWAYS have cards on hand when you need them and you will have an entire scrapbook done once the year is up! So come and have some fun with the girls!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Stamp of the Month and December Savings for you!

Here's a great way celebrate all year long with CTMH’s December Stamp of the Month: Year Round Cheer.  These adorable stamps will create a beautiful set of cards, Event Calendar toppers, little embellishments for scrapbook pages and more!

Isn't this set just the cutest? The possibilities are endless with the great variety of year round items this set can help you make. This set is only available until December 31st and Order the December Stamp of the Month at full price…or get it for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.

December Savings Started at Midnight

Everyone enjoys deals when you shop especially this time of year and I am happy to announce that on my website starting TODAY new items are added to the "While Supplies Last" section. There is a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories that have all been marked down! Now even better is that when your order reaches $50 or more, you will get a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen, a $4.95 retail value, absolutely free! 

So Start Shopping Now!

Click here to go to my website and see all the great deals and remember, all of these items are "While Supplies Last" so don't miss out!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Last Day!!

Today is the very last day for the Capture the Date, Capture the Savings! With a $50 order and the purchase of the November stamp of the month, you will get your choice of any stamp set at 50% off AND Close to My Heart will donate $1 to the American Red Cross to help all the victims of hurricane Sandy.

Christmas is only 25 days away so why not shop in your pajamas and buy some great gifts for that special scrapbooker or cardmaker on your list! Click here to see all of our great products!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Halloween Decoration

I went to a scrap booking weekend a few weeks ago and I made this great Halloween decoration. his was totally copied from my friend Rachel who showed me hers at an art day. I tell you hers was so stinking cute that I just had to make one for myself!

 Isn't this just the cutest think you have ever seen? I got the try from Archiver's with a 30% off coupon it was $18 and all of the goodies that I decorated it with I got from Michaels craft store. I am going to put this on an easel on  my coffee table next year! Thanks for the idea Rachel!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Capture the Date a NEW Stamp of the Month!

Here's a BRAND new stamp set from Close to My Heart for the month of November!! Remember in my last post I told you about the great new special from Close to My Heart, well they have really gone over and above by donating $1 from each sale to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy! So why not treat yourself and help someone in need too?

Here's what this GREAT set look like:

Wow just think of all the possibilites! You can make some fantastic home decor, scrapbook pages and specific milestone cards! Wouldn't it be great to make a scrapbook page documenting a baby's birth date, including the weight and time, then framing it and giving it to the new parents as a gift? Who wouldn't like something like that?

To order you very own set just click here and don't forget Christmas is just around the corner so get some great gifts for that special crafty person in your life while you are getting something for yourself!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!

Wow here's another GREAT deal from Close to My Heart!

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set any A-E and M size My Acrylix® stamp set at 50% off. It’s two promotions in one! of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful paper crafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

This great special is ONLY available until November 30th so hurry and get your free stamp set today!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Not So Secret Sister Gifts

The girls that I scrapbook with have a monthly gift exchange and we call it "Not So Secret Sister". There are 8 of us and we each choose a month where we make 8 idenctical gifts and either send them or deliver them to each of us 8 girls. Now we used to call it "Secrect Sister" because we didn't know who had what month but now when we get together we just pick our months and everyone knows who has what month. Anyway.........I thought I'd show you what I made for my "Not So Secrect Sister" gift. My month was October and here's what they got:

The first thing I made was a dry erase board from a 11 x 14 frame. I was a Michaels and I found these frames on a close out for only $4 each so couldn't just pass them up. I had found an idea a long, long time ago somewhere on the internet where they made these and I printed it out and copied the design but I didn't write down who it came from so if you know who it is, please let me know and I can give them credit for this great idea!!!

Here's a gift bag I made using the new Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart. I made the face from that and just put orange cardstock onto the bag and added the face and topped it off with a bow using some of our brand new black stripped ribbon!

Inside this cute little gift bad was this very, very cute wall hanging that I copied from Pinterest. I also used a varitey of shapes from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and a ton of punches that I had from various companies.

The picture just does not do this much justice, it is way cuter in person but you can get the idea just how cute it can be!

All of the girls really liked the gifts and I was very proud to give them to them! So thanks to all the great creative minds out there that came out with the original ideas for us copy queens! LOL

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Friend Mini Album

What can you do with this?

Make an album out of it!

Isn't this soooo cute? I thought so but then again I am biased! I have some very good friends that I scrapbook with and we were meeting for a scrapbooking weekend and I wanted to make them a special treat because I value their friendship and this is what I came up with!

I used up some old retired paper and made 6 of these books one for each girl. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to make the flowers. I pinched each of the petals together at the end so that they look more 3 dimensional.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEW Stamp of the Month!

Wow is time flying or what? It's already October and with a new month once again comes a new Stamp of the Month! This time around it's a Christmas set which should make you start thinking about Christmas cards!!

The BEST part about this stamp set is that it couples with the brand new Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart! Every time you see a line around and image it means that our Cricut cartridges will cut that very design out for you!

Don't be like me and wait to start your Christmas cards until two weeks before Christmas, order your set today and start making those cards now! I can see hundreds of possibilities with this set from cards to scrapbook layouts to some very cute gift tags! My friend Sheri is doing a demo board using this great set so make sure you check back to see what she created using this fantastic set!

This set is only available until October 31st so click here to order your very own set. You can purchase this at full retail price or with a $50 order this great set can be yours for only $5!

Friday, September 14, 2012

National Stamping Month

National stamping month is upon us and Close to My Heart has a great special for this great event.

When you place an order of just $35, you can get this set of 2 D-size stamps in one envelope for just $5!  That's right, nearly 50 images that make it easy to capture those everyday moments with a retail value of $35.90 for only $5!

So what are you waiting for? Click here and order yours today! This is only available until the end of September!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Favorites Artwork

OK as promised here is the SPECTACULAR art work that my friend Tammy has made using the September stamp of the month "Fall Favorites".

12 x 12 Double Page Layout

Standard Card

6x6 Recipe Card

Cute Tag

Tammy used our brand new alcohol based markers to color in the scarecrow on the card. These are blend-able markers and make any colored image look like a professional colored it! You can click here to check out the markers and this great stamp set too! Remember this set is only available until September 30th.

She also used the brand new paper pack called Clementine which worked perfect for her fall theme. What can you do with this paper? How about place settings for your Thanksgiving table or invitations to your Thanksgiving dinner? Let your imagination run wild with this and you will come up with some fantastic ideas!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Stamp of the Month

Wow fall is here and what a great way to celebrate with a brand new stamp of the month called "Fall Favorites"! Check out this very cute set.

Just think of how many cute scrapbook pages, cards and accessories that you could make with this set. There are 11 images for you to choose from and you just can't get any cuter than that scarecrow can you?

My friend Tammy has done a SPECTACULAR demo board with this set and you will have to check back to see all the great art she has created with this set.

Now if you would like to get this set for your very own, just click here and this will take you to my website where you can order it. Remember this set is only available until September 30th and after that they are gone. You can purchase this set for full retail value of $17.95 or you can get this for only $5 with a $50 dollar order. Don't delay with as fast as this year is going you don't want to miss out on this set!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

National Scrapbooking Month Special

Close to my Heart has done it again! They have come up with a
 FANTASTIC special for National Scrapbooking Month!

You can get the exclusive  
My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when 
you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products  
from August 15 through September 30.

This set has 48 images that you can use for all those 
great everyday life moments that you capture
in photos or they would make some fantastic
calendars! The possibilities are

You can order your set by clicking here, plus you can
see all the fantastic new items that 
Close to my Heart has to offer!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baroque Borders Artwork

My friend Sheri did some incredible art using the August stamp of the month "Baroque Borders" and I couldn't wait to share these with you!

12 x 12 Layout

Close up of how she used the stamps
as the waves! Really clever!

Close up of the stamped kissed letters

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

6 x 6 card

3 x 4 card

She did a fantastic job with that set wouldn't you say so? You can click here to get your very own set!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Catalog and A New Stamp of the Month!

I know that I am seriously late on updating my blog and I appologize for that! I will try better LOL.

Well another month is here and we have a brand new catalog and a brand new stamp of the month! If you don't have the new catalog e-mail me and I'll get one out to you.

The August stamp of the month is called Baroque Borders and is a great set for adding decorations to the corners of your scrapbook pages and cards.

Remember this set is only available through the month of August and it can be yours for as little as $5 with a $50 order!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July SOTM Artwork

Here's some fantastic artwork done by my friend Rachel using the July SOTM "Live Out Loud".

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card

This is a Cute Photo Holder

3 x 8 Card

Two page 12x12 Layout

Rachel used the Stella paper pack for these items and she did a fantastic job don't you agree?

Remember this stamp set can only be ordered through the month of July, when July is gone so is this set. You can order this set for as low as $5 so click here to get your very own set!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's Here, It's Here!

It's here the BRAND NEW Fall/Winter catalog is finally here!

OMG the papers are spectacular this time around!!! There is sooooooo much new stuff I just can't begin to list everything here! Call me or e-mail me to get your very own copy!!!

Oh ya, the BEST news is that we have another FANTASTIC  Cricut Cartridge!!! It's AMAZING!!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrate the 4th of July with Perfect Pairs!

Happy 4th of July! I have a great way to celebrate this great holiday and just the right paper help you scrapbook all those great festivities! Why not celebrate with Perfect Pairs? Close to My Heart has come up with another FANTASTIC special just for you during the month of July! Not only is this a great way to get a great paper packet with matching embellishments you can also get an extra stamp set for only $5!

 Place an order of $75 or more on my website in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect pairs. Plus, with your Perfect Pair order, you will also qualify to get the July Stamp of the Month for only $5!

Order Dates Perfect Pair Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)

Don't forget this great special only runs until July 31st so click here and order yours today!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Live Out Loud

It's another new month and we have another new stamp of the month called "Live Out Loud!"

This is a fantastic set that makes great cards and scrapbook pages! You can use the "Soar" stamp for graduation cards along with the "You make the world a better place" saying! Like the stamp says "Imagine the possibilities" with this great set!

Check back I have some great artwork to show you using this stamp set and remember that this set is only available until the end of July, plus you can get this set for only $5 with a $50 dollar order! To see this and all the other great stamp sets available, click here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Life is Tweet Artwork

I thought you might like to see some art done with the June stamp of the month "Life is Tweet." This is a demo board that I did for a swap and I sure hope you like what I came up with.

12 x 12 Layout

This is a circle card  made using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

This is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card but I made it so it opens to the left
the long way. I really like making cards that open differently than 
regular cards.
This is also a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card but I made it
to be a tent card, which means it fold is at the top.

I hope you liked everything that I made and remember this cute set is only available until June 30 and you can purchase it for as little as $5! You can click here to go to my website to order this and see all of the great products that CTMH has to offer.

Check back to see more great art with this cute set!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Life Is Tweet!

Another new month brings us another new, and I must say, very cute stamp of the month! This month's stamp set is called "Life is Tweet" and it is so very cute.

This set has a TON of possibilities, plus, this set coordinates with our CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! This set has 15 stamps and you can get your very own set for only $5 with a $50 purchase or you can get this set all by it's self for only $17.95. Either way this set is a must have and remember you can only get it until June 30th so don't wait too long, click here and order yours today!

Keep checking back to see some GREAT artwork using this fun set!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampganza is Back!!!

Stampganza is back! This great promotion allows you to add to your stamp collection without breaking your pocket book! When you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice absolutely FREE! (of equal or lesser value) this is a savings of up to $29.95! Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable name stamps, Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month sets. Click here to see all the stamp set CTMH has to offer!

This great promotion only lasts until June 30th so don't delay check it out today!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dotty For You Is Going,.....Going..........

And will be gone very soon! You don't want to miss out on this great special. Remember that with every $35 you purchase in stamps, paper or accessories you can purchase this great paper pack for only $5! These are only good while supplies last and we are nearing the end of this great promotion, so don't miss out, click here to order yours!

These are such fun papers and will make some very cute summer layouts or some great greeting cards that will surely brighten anyone's day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May Stamp Of The Month Art

I thought you might like to see some great art done with the May SOTM "Friendship Bouquet" by my friend and sister consultant Liz Hawley. She did a fantastic job with her 2 page 12x12 layout and three great cards.

6x6 Card

3x3 Card
Standard Size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card

This is the left page. It is on it's side so if you tilt your head to the right you will be able to see it right. I could not get the photo to rotate. Sorry

This is the right page.

 She did such a great job with this set! I can't wait to put photos on these pages, I have some really great photos of friends that will be perfect for this!

Remember that this set is only available until May 31st and you can get it for as little as $5! Click here to order yours today!

Thanks for looking, check back soon!