Friday, June 8, 2018

Flash Sale today at 4!

It's time for another 24-hour flash sale on my website! The sale will begin at 4 pm (CST) today (Friday, 6/9) and end at 4 pm tomorrow.

What's on sale??? It's such a big secret that even I don't know. But I do know that it will feature a mix of current and retired products. There will be a limited number of each item set aside for the sale. So be aware that they may sale out before the end of the sale, so shop early!

Note that these sale items can be on the same order as anything else available on my website and can help you earn a discounted Stamp of the Month. So be sure to check out the Create a Rainbow sale, Dad is Rad Bundle, Stamp of the Month and the Clearance Section.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set -- $5 only in June

If you have been following my blog or are familiar with Close To My Heart, you already know that each month we have an exclusive stamp set that is only available during that month. If you have not perused the new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book, you may not know how adorable this month's stamp of the month, A Bushel and a Peck, is. Check it out:

Not only does this stamp set have an amazing set of sentiments that would work for both cardmakers and scrapbookers, but we have the sweet little girl to color!!! I love to color. Plus apples, a pie, sign and leaves blowing in the wind. Summer just started, but now is a good time to work on your fall projects --- maybe you have pictures from last fall that still need to be scrapped or you can make some cards that will be perfect when there starts to be a chill in the air.

As awesome as this stamp set is, I still needs some inspiration. Thanks to the Close To My Heart artists, we have two lovely cards to get us started.

My daughter will be leaving our home and setting out on her own a couple hours away for college. This mama's heart is full....I know it will be hard for both of us. One of these sweet "just because I love you" cards may end up in her bag.

Recipe for Awesome to the Core Card:
S1806 A Bushel & a Peck (June Stamp of the Month)
X7231B Central Park Paper Pack
Solid Cardstock: White, Saffron and Toffee
Stamp Pads: Archival Black
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Markers (ShinHan Touch Twin): Bronze, Carmine, Clay, Sap Green and Warm Grey
Z3348 Thin Cuts - Scallop Border
Z4181 Thin Cuts - Stitched Circles
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape

Recipe for A Bushel & a Peck Card
X1806 A Bushel & a Peck (June Stamp of the Month)
Solid Cardstock: White Daisy, Saffron and Toffee
Stamp Pads: Archival Black
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Markers (ShinHan Touch Twin): Barely Beige, Bronze, Carmine, Golden Yellow and Sap Green
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z1852 Stitch guide*** 
Z2046 Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit
Needle & Thread

***One of my favorite tools. It's retired, but is currently marked down to just $5!!!***

If you'd like to order this stamp set, head over to my Close To My Heart website. If you want to get this stamp set for just $5, fill your cart with at least $50 in product and you will be prompted to add the discounted set.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Create the Rainbow in June!

It's finally summer time and it's time to embrace color! During the month of June, you can get 25% off some colorful bundles and order an exclusive rainbow stamp. You can even get a free paper pack!

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Let me tell you all about it! I'll break it down because there are several components to this special and you don't want to miss any of them.


Typically you can order cardstock in single color packs or in packs that include every color in a family group (Basics, Enchantment, Whimsy or Adventure). With this special, we are offering new color combinations. Each pack includes 12 sheets of paper (4 of each color) and are just $7.45 each. Stock up now!

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Prior to this special, our fundamental ribbons were only available color groups that include 5 types of ribbon. If you had a favorite, you had to order the whole collection. Now each of these ribbons are available individually for just $1.85 each!

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Take a look at this selection. I bet you see some of your favorites! Sparkles are always my go to, but I'm really loving the gold and white pearls.

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Host a party that reaches $350 in sales or more and you can pick one of the special Create the Rainbow paper packs for free! Learn more about our hostess program>>

We have a lot of flexibility in our party plan. I'd love to get together with you and your friends to create a project and share the CTMH love, but I'll be honest, the rest of this month is crazy busy for me. So how about a virtual party? You share the Idea Book and shopping link with your friends. We could set up a Facebook to share information if you'd like. Email me today to get it set up>>


In addition to our already generous consultant package, everyone who joins in June will receive one of the Create a Rainbow cardstock packs free! Learn more about my team, the Treasure Keepers>>

However you slice it, June is looking like a lot of fun! It's a great time to stock up on some basics. Start shopping now>>

Keep creating,

Friday, May 18, 2018

Exclusive: Dad is Rad Stamp Set and Bundle!

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited edition Rad Dad stamp set and discounted Dad is Rad workshop bundle. 

The Dad is Rad workshop includes the stamp set, cardstock, glitter paper, embellishments plus directions to make a scrapbook page, a two page scrapbooking layout and four cards!

The total retail value of this bundle is over $40, but you can get it all for just $29.95! Order now>>

The kit includes a printed instructions for the six projects shown below. These projects can be used for Father's day or to share with all the "rad" people you love!

Take a closer look at these projects:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Join me for a Postcard Perfect Day!

On June 3, I'm hosting a one-time workshop featuring the new Postcard Perfect collection that is exclusively available in May 2018. This summer beach themed paper was created to celebrate the 2018 National Scrapbooking Month. Individual pieces and discounted bundles can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website

When you register for the workshop, you can select one or more pre-made Postcard Perfect scrapbooking kits (see below). Save $10 when you order all 3 kits and make 22 pages total! 

Register now>>

If you'd rather use the Postcard Perfect products to make a different project or create your own scrapbook pages, you can still attend. Simply order your Postcard Perfect paper and other supplies on my website, then choose the "ORDERED ONLINE" option when you register for the workshop. 


A) Cut Above Layouts - Makes THREE 2-page layouts. These pages go together very quickly due to cut papers, die cuts and stickers.

B) Intermediate Layouts - Makes FIVE 2-page layouts. These lovely layouts were designed by my fellow consultant, Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald, who gave me permission to offer them to you! Kit includes cut paper and images cut using CTMH Cricut cartridges (provided). die cuts full sheets of paper and cutting instructions. Completing the layouts requires minimal stamping and fussy cutting. 

C) Advanced Layouts - Makes THREE 2-page layouts. Kit includes full sheets of paper with cutting directions. Completing the layouts requires stamping and fussy cutting. 

D) All of the above -- Mall all ELEVEN 2- page layouts and save $10!

E) Order Postcard Perfect products from my Close To My Heart website and bring them to work on at the workshop. 

If you'd like more than two kits (but not all 3), simply register twice, once for each kit you'd like. 


That's ok! You can still get these beautiful layouts. Here's two ways;

1) Email me to order the kits and create them on your own! Shoot me an email and I'll send you a supply list and a total including postage.

2) Schedule a workshop for you and 5 friends and get your workshop free! Email me for details. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Flash Sale is happening NOW!

Every Friday in April, there is a Flash Sale on my website and the current one just started at 1 pm!

At the sale you'll find bundles that include albums, memory protectors and organizers. In addition, there are individual items all at 25% off! This week's sale includes the Artistry Cricut Collection!!

The collection on sale includes the physical cartridge which will no longer be available once current supplies are depleted. 

Choosing my favorite Close To My Heart cartridge is like trying to pick a favorite child. (Maybe it's a good thing I only have one kiddo.) But Artistry is definitely in the running. Here's a sample of some of the projects you can make with this cartridge: 

Peruse through the handbook to see all of the images available. If you don't already own this cartridge, click on over to the sale page to take advantage of this and other amazing deals!

Bless Your Heart Layout using Gimme Some Sugar

I had some paper from the Gimme Some Sugar workshop left, so I made this sweet layout.

With the soft colors and kraft accents, this would be a great layout for current or some historical family pictures.

The paper, titles and accents on these pages are all from the Gimme Some Sugar collection.

Just a reminder that the Gimme Some Sugar collection (along with nearly everything else in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book) will retire at the end of April. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Time is running out on Seasonal Expressions 1 Collections

At the end of April, most of the products in the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book will retire. In fact, these items are now only available while supplies last and some have already run out. If you have any of these still on your wish list, be sure to place your order today.

Each of these collections includes a paper pack, complements (mixed media pack), embellishments, scrapbooking workshop, card-making workshop and stamp sets. Click on the collection name to see all of the items still available.

Chelsea Gardens

Make Waves


Gimme Some Sugar