Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's the Last Day!

It's July 31st which means that some of my favorite Close To My Heart items are retiring at midnight Mountain Time!

Please review the posts linked below to see what is retiring. If there is something you want, please place your order directly on my website. If you email me, I can't guarantee that I'll get it submitted before the end of the day. Also some of these items are while supplies last and the best way to check availability is to do a search on my shopping website.

For a complete list of items that are being retired see these posts:
Retiring Stamp Sets
Other Items Retiring

Start Shopping Now>>>

Check back on my website tomorrow to see the NEW Autumn Winter items! Woo hoo! Can't wait to share them with you. If you are in the Arnold, MO area, come to my open house on Sunday at 2:00 --> Details.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You are Invited to my Reveal Party!

I'll be revealing the new Idea Book and have lots of the new products on hand for you to touch and feel. You'll even get to make a project using some of them!

Sunday, August 4 from 2 - 4 pm
at my house in Arnold (email me for address)
RSVP: 314-45-7958

Receive a free copy of the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book!
Unless you've already received your free copy, you will get one at the party! If you purchased one from me, you'll get a $4 credit toward your order of $50 or more.

Additional reasons to come:
  • Touch & feel samples of almost all of the new items,
  • Make a fun project using new products,
  • Sign up for fall workshops,
  • Add bonus items to your order
  • Enter to win a fabulous door prize,
  • Earn tickets to be the mystery hostess,
  • Bring a friend and pick a special gift from me,
  • Eat some yummy snacks, of course,
  • and best of all, hang out with a fun group!
Bonus Items Details
I'm adding FREE items with each order placed at the Reveal Party!
  • Order $25 or more and I'll add a free size M stamp set of your choice.
  • Order $50 or more and I'll ALSO add a free stamp of the month, A Chocolate Affair.
  • Order $100 or more and I'll ALSO add a copy of Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2!
  • For each additional $50 over $100 ordered, I'll give you a coupon for $5 off your next purchase.
Mystery Hostess Details
In addition to a door prize, all orders placed at the Idea Book Reveal Party will go into a drawing for a Mystery Hostess. Below is a list of ways you can earn tickets. There are even a few things you can do now to increase your odds.
  • 1 ticket if you RSVP (send email now
  • 1 ticket for attendance
  • 1 ticket if you are on time - 2:00 sharp!
  • 2 tickets for bringing a friend (you will also get to pick a prize)
  • 1 ticket for completing the create & take
  • 1 ticket if you have a Studio J Account (sign up now)
  • 1 ticket for each August workshop registration
  • 1 ticket for each $25 in orders
  • 5 tickets for scheduling a gathering
  • 2 additional tickets for select gathering dates
  • 10 tickets for joining my team!
  • Additional tickets will be handed out at my discretion :)
I really hope you can make it. I have a lot of fun stuff planned and want to share it with as many people as I can.

See you there!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Saddle Up & Scrap

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the "Saddle Up and Scrap" crop put on by First Class Scraps. Mary Jo and Maureen really carried the Western theme throughout the crop room including Saloon full of snacks, General Store and Watering Hole.

I tried to keep up by making this Dakota layout door prize.

So what did you miss by not being there?

1. Award winning cowboy hats

2. Hay Bale Lassoing

3. A Knot Untying Contest

4. A Stick Pony Race

And of course,
5. Lots of Scrapbooking!

Sound like a fun way to spend a weekend? The next crop is scheduled for October. Go to the First Class Scraps website to learn more.

Keep Creating!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another look at Surf's Up Cards

Last week, I posted information about the Surf's Up Exclusive Card Kit. Since the group picture is pretty small, I'd like to share close ups of each of the cards with you.

This kit is just $20. Click Here to go to the prior post for kit details and ordering information.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Artbooking - New Pool Layout

I made my first Artbooking layout today!

This layout shows the construction of our pool from the ground breaking to the water-filled pool. We started construction in December and it was completed in early spring. The pictures on the right are from a chilly April day in Missouri -- too cold to swim, but we were too excited to keep our feet out of the water.

I will be using flip flaps on the top left corner to show some intermediate steps of the construction process.

I choose Surf's Up paper because it is perfect for any summer and water layouts. But it wasn't until I was nearly done that I realized how appropriate it is for a pool construction page and read the sentiments on the paper. I love the double meaning of "Dig It!" on this page.

I used several different keys to make this layout. The water overlay is on p. 78 of the handbook (Shift/Overlay, 11").

I trimmed the top border off to look like the peaks of waves.

The "FUN" photo mat on the right is on p. 53 of the handbook (Photo Mat 2, 7"). To give it a little dimension without using a whole role of foam tape, I mounted it on a piece of chipboard (i.e. cereal box) just a little smaller than the mat. This also gave it a much smoother appearance than mounting on foam tape would have.

The banner is also on p. 53 (Photo mat 1, 1.5" Real Dial Size). Remember when you are cutting Artbooking elements that are designed to be in a mini-album or layout, by default they will cut to be a size that is relevant to the size of the album or layout. I knew I wanted these banners to be exactly 1.5", so I pressed the Real Dial Size. 

The font on the Artbooking cartridge is perfect for this fun pool layout. I cut these letters at 3/4 inches.

One more close up of some of the details.

Since we are enjoying our 4th summer with the pool, it is good to finally get this layout done to capture the excitement that first spring after it was completed.

So are you ready to get Artbooking for yourself? You can get your cartridge with a lot of extra goodies through my pre-order special. Click HERE for details.

And always, keep creating!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Work It in July!

Just a reminder that you can get this great workshop for just $19.95 in July. It is a While Supplies Last special, so be sure to place your order right away if you want one.

You get everything you need to complete this project -- with two color choices
  • Exclusive C-size stamp set
  • 12" x 12" Printed Canvas Display
  • Cashmere Baker's Twine
  • 10 Clear Sparkles
  • Sparkles Flourish
  • 2 sets of Dimensional Elements
  • Instructional Book

This really is a lot of product and the price is right! In fact, since the kit includes two sets of Dimensional Elements, you can pick one to use on the canvas and make a whole other project with the other set!

You can use the OTHER set, the stamp set and other left over embellishments to:

  • Decorate a pair of 6"x6" canvases to give away or hang in another room
  • Create a layout for your album
  • Make a few greeting cards
  • Make magnetic photo frames for your (or someone else's) fridge
  • Dress up your To Do board or Chore Chart
  • The possibilities are endless!
The stamp set is adorable and could be used for all kinds of home projects over and over again.

Keep Creating!


Retiring Items Update

Don't forget that a lot of our favorite Close To My Heart products are being retired at the end of July. In addition, these are only available now while supplies last.

The following items are already gone forever!
G1054 Worksops On The Go® Buzz and Bumble Kit
G1056 Workshops On The Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops On The Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1061 Workshops On The Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz And Bumble Paper Packet
X7164C Buzz and Bumble Stickease
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
Z1350 Topiary Embossing Powder
Z1408 6" X 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations Milk Carton
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z659 Cranberry Embossing Powder
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Z672 Red Embossing Powder
Z673 White Daisy Embossing Powder
Z724 Embossing Pen
Z906 Bamboo Waxy Flax

For a complete list of items that are being retired see these posts:
Retiring Stamp Sets
Other Items Retiring

If there is something you want, order it before it is too late!

Start Shopping Now>>>

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Viva! Close To My Heart Convention Exclusives

Over the last few days, I've blogged about the great projects we received by attending the 2013 Close To My Heart Convention: Follow Your Heart Mini Album, Base & Bling Necklace and Spin Cards.

We were given one last project which was two layouts with this beautiful exclusive Viva stamp set and full paper pack!

Exclusive Viva convention stamp set

Exclusive Viva convention paper pack
These products are really lovely and show you just how much CTMH values and pampers their consultants by designing paper and stamps just for this event!

However, I have to admit that I have not completed the convention projects using the Viva! paper & stamp set...

So today, instead I'm posting a few fun pictures from my time at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Enjoy!

Viva Stage for Main Sessions
New Product Winner! (not me unfortunately)
Extravaganza - Learning from other consultants!
Breakfast at 'Ohana with some of my CTMH Family

Awards Banquet

Mickey Moouse :)
My Team Leader, Inspiration & Presidential Director Tina Sutton

Me with a couple of Disney VIPs

It is really hard to put into words how much fun a Close To My Heart convention is. I hope that these pictures have helped paint the picture for you.

Want to come with me next year? Mark your calendar and meet me on June 26 - 28, 2014 at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA!

The first step in going to the Disneyland convention is to join my team. Simply purchase the new consultant kit for $49 and receive a box full of fun products valued at $155. That's a discount of over 65%!

Join now >>

Please contact me if you'd like to discuss this opportunity further. I'd love to talk to you about all the other perks of being a Close To My Heart consultant.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Artbooking Pre-order Special

As promised, I have created an Artbooking pre-order package that you will not want to miss out on.

If you have missed the buzz about the new Artbooking Cricut Collection or would like more information about it, follow these links.

Discover the cartridge >>
View the handbook >>
What is "the Collection" >>

This cartridge is not available for purchase until August 1 and will retail at $99. But you can reserve your copy now! I will submit all orders received in July on August 1 to be delivered directly to your door!

As a bonus, you will receive the August Stamp of the Month, A Chocolate Affair free when you pre-order Artbooking. This is a full size D stamp set with retail $17.95 value! SWEET!

But wait, that's not all! To all pre-orders, I will add this new coordinating stamp set, In The Moment (C1565) free - a $13.95 value! Cut out the frame or medallion on the Cricut, stamp and add to your mini album or layout.

Want to make this great deal even SWEETER? Subscribe to my newsletter using the form below and I'll add a pack of the new adhesive-backed Aqua Dots to your Artbooking order.

In summary, when you pre-order the Artbooking Collection using the Paypal link below and subscribe to my newsletter using the form below, you will get:

- The Artbooking cartridge
- Three Artbooking Collection coordinating stamp sets
- Three Artbooking Collection coordinating chipboard sheets
- A Chocolate Affair Stamp Set
- In The Moment Stamp Set
- Pack of Aqua Dots

Total retail of this package is $134.85!

(You must pre-order and subscribe to my newsletter by August 1 to get the Aqua Dots.)

Artbooking Pre-order Special

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Please note that these specials do not apply to gathering or club orders. I must have payment by August 1 for you to receive the free stamp sets and Aqua Dots.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Surf's Up Card Kit

Surf's Up is my July Kit of the Month. This is a great paper pack for summer layouts and cards to warm someone's day. 

This month's exclusive card kit all the paper and embellishments needed to make 12 cards - 2 each of the ones below. And you can only get it here!

You get all the following items for just $20!
  • Three sheets of Surf's Up B&T Cardstock
  • Three sheets total of solid cardstock (White Daisy, Sorbet, Surf's Up Teal - half, Surf's Up Gold - half)
  • 12 White Daisy cards and envelopes
  • Surf's Up Assortment (Z1841)
  • Hemp - Natural (Z280)
  • Full color instruction sheets

Choose Delivery Options:

Additional items needed (not included):

Special Offer through July 31: 
Order a kit and get 10% off qualifying coordinating items on your order!

In July, order the Surf's Up Exclusive Card Kit above, Workshop On The Go (G1059) or Paper Pack (X7168B) from me and receive a 10% discount on any additional items needed listed above. In addition receive 10% off the following coordinating items:
Important: To take advantage of this special, you must send me your complete order. I will calculate the total including shipping and taxes and send you a Pay Pal invoice. I also accept cash, check or credit, but payment must be received prior to July 31 to receive the special pricing.

Local Workshops
Everyone who purchases a Surf's Up Card Kit, Workshop on the Go or Paper Pack is invited to a complementary workshop at my home in Arnold, MO. At the workshop, you will have access to my inks, stamps and basic tools.

There are two workshop dates in August:
  • Friday, August 16, 6:30 - 11:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 18, 2:30 - 5:30
  • NEW TIME! Tuesday, August 20, 9 am - noon
There is no additional charge to attend, but you must RSVP to reserve a spot.