Monday, April 29, 2013

Clean and Simple Congratulations

Today, I wanted to show you a really quick and easy wedding congratulations card I made using The Happy Couple stamp set. (Did I tell you I love this set?)

This simple card was made by stamping with Slate ink on Cranberry and White Daisy cardstock. The cake pieces were attached with foam tape to add dimension. I finished it off with a little ribbon and sparkles.

I love simple! Don't you?


Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Happy Couple...For Always

Ever since I saw the new Idea Book, I knew I wanted to make some cards using the For Always paper and The Happy Couple stamp set. They had to have been literally made to go together. 

Here's my first creation. 

What do you think? This card was easy peasy. I just pieced together some rectangles of B&T over a black base. Then stamped the sentiment on white and mounted on Cranberry cardstock. Finally, added a little ribbon and a few Sparkles. Done!

There are so many great images on The Happy Couple stamp set for wedding, anniversary, showers, or Valentines Day cards. You could even build a fun birthday cake with the rectangles.

Which one(s) should I use next?


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Registration for Chantilly Workshops is open!

Registration for our May workshops is now open! We will be making projects that use the Chantilly papers and kits. Whether you have Easter or other spring pictures to scrap or make some cheerful birthday cards, you will love the delicate patterns in this paper.

Attendance at a workshop is included when you purchase one of the three kits listed below. There are two dates for you to choose from:

  • Friday, May 17 from 6:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Both workshops will be at my home in Arnold, MO. If you are not local to the area, you can still purchase the kits and complete them on your own. The included instructions include everything you need to know to complete them.

Kit Options:
1) Chantilly Card-making Workshop On The Go - This kit includes everything you need to make 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs). You will receive cards/envelopes, paper, stamp set, accessories and color instructional booklet. The kit is $29.95 with the stamp set or $16 without the stamps.

2) Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go - This kit includes all the papers and accessories you need to make four scrapbook ages (plus more!). You receive a full pack of Chantilly paper (12 sheeets), two additional white sheets of cardstock, an exclusive stamp set, the Chantilly assortment, Pink Glitter Gems and color instructional booklet. This kit is $29.95.

3) Create your own kit - Purchase the Chantilly paper pack for $9.95 plus any accessories you want to make your own projects. The Idea Book has lots of great ideas like the rose-decorated frame pictured above. Or maybe you have something else in mind. It is all up to you.

Click here to access the order form showing these three options plus suggested coordinated items. You can place your order on my Close To My Heart website or email me with a list of what you would like. 

Orders are due Tuesday, May 7.

Regardless of which option you choose, at the workshop you will have access to the stamp sets and stamp pads needed to complete your kits. Please bring your paper trimmer and other favorite tools. Also, bring your own adhesives or be prepared to purchase them at the workshop.

I can't wait to see what you make with this fun paper!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chantilly Sunshine

Tonight I made some quick cards using My Sunshine, the April Stamp of the Month. Not only are the images on this stamp set super cute, they are coordinate with shapes on the Artiste Cricut cartridge. So your projects will come together quick and easy.

Don't you love the look of this set with the Chantilly papers?

As you may know this stamp set is exclusively available during April. There are three ways you can get your hands on one for yourself.

1) Purchase for $17.95,

2) Purchase for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more, or

3) Order the new consultant kit for just $49 and get this stamp set plus the stamps for May, June and July free!

All of these options go away on May 1, so act now!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Like a good deal? Love a great deal? I do too!

I've got a great deal for you during April. Join my team and receive the four size D (aka large) stamp sets free!

Let me break it down for you...

The new consultant essentials kit is just $49 and you get everything pictured below.

The retail value of this kit is normally over $155. Add the four stamp sets you get in April and the value is well over $225. For just $49!! 

Whether you are ready to launch a business, want to make a few extra dollars or just want to get a great deal, you are welcome on my team. I will work with you to meet YOUR goals. 

I would love to talk with you further about this great opportunity. Email or call me today.


Monday, April 1, 2013

My Sunshine

Introducing the April Stamp of the Month, My Sunshine.
Would you like to make the projects pictured above? Follow this link to the supply lists and notes.

Here's a close of of all the images on this stamp set.

You must act now if you want one of these sets for yourself. This stamp set is exclusively available during the month of April 2013!

It is available for $17.95, or if you place an order of $50, you can add it for just $5!

Click here to start shopping.