Monday, December 4, 2017

Get ready for 2018 with the Through The Year Calendar Kit

With this kit, you can make a custom 12-month photo wall calendar! The exclusive Through the Year calendar is a great way to "scrap" your year as you live it.

At the end of the year, simply cut off the binding and you will have twelve beautiful 12" x 12" scrapbook pages ready to go in your album. Make one for yourself and another for a gift. If your friend is crafty, you can give them the kit, otherwise assemble the calendar so all they have to do is add pictures as the year goes by.

Through the Year Calendar Kit

The Through the Year Calendar Kit includes a My Creations Wall Calendar, 9 sheets of cardstock, 12 sheets of Basic Fundamental paper, Happy Moments Complements, Gold Glitter Gems, Custom Gold Glitter die-cuts and a full-color direction brochure.

The kit even includes photo place holders. If you are adding photos as the year progresses, your pages will look finished even as you are waiting to have the right pictures to put on the pages. This also is a great feature if you are giving it as a gift.

The retail value of the contents of this kit is over $50, but it is discounted 20% for this special and you can order yours for just $38.95.

Through the Year Kit with Stamp Set

Typically, our Stamps of the Month are not available after the month ends. However, the November stamp, Through the Year, coordinates with this kit perfectly. For that reason, we have extended the life of this stamp set and you have the option of ordering a kit that includes this fun stamp set.

As you can see in this blow up of a completed calendar, the month names and coordinating images on this stamp set are the perfect size to fit in the space allowed on the calendar. Additional images on the stamp set will help you mark birthdays and other special days.

Additional Items to complete your Calendar

When you order your kit, be sure to add a numerical stamp set so you can fill in the dates. The sample calendar above uses Jennifer's Hand (B1484).

To recreate the soft grey stamping in the sample, you will also want the Heather Ink Pad.
To complete your kit, you will also need a paper trimmer, scissors and adhesives. In addition to a tape runner, I used a Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the more intricate die-cuts. You may also want to pop some elements up with 3D foam tape for dimension. 

Finally, if your order is $50, you can add the December Stamp of the Month, A Bit of Pun for just $5!

Calendar Shopping List with Links
- Through the Year Calendar Kit CC1344
- Through the Year Calendar Kit (with stamp included) CC1344S
Jennifer's Hand My Acrylix Stamp Set (B1484)
- Heather Ink Pad
- A Bit of Pun Stamp Set (S1712)

The Through the Year Calendar Kits are only through December and are while supplies last. Be sure to order your kit early in case they run out.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The December stamp set is so "COOL"! Please excuse my puns. :)

Do you have a BLAST making and sending cards to break the ICE  and WARM someone's heart? You can just CHILLAX because the December stamp set includes a BLIZZARD of punny images and phrase combinations that will keep you groaning until January!

This stamp set is regularly priced at $17.95, but you don't have a MELTdown. You can get it for the  $5 when you add it to a $50 order! So don't be FLAKY. Instead, be a WINTER with this stamp set! SKATE on over to my website and order yours now!

If you like this stamp set, be sure to also check out Punny Pals (D1751)

This stamp set has even more puns, plus some really cute "pals". Big bonus: for each Punny Pals stamp set sold, Close To My Heart makes a $7 donation to Operation Smile

Like pun jokes? Comment your favorite!

I've discovered Adobe Spark! Watch out my new recruiting video I made with Spark!

This afternoon, I followed a link to a fun tool called Adobe Spark and I think it's a game changer. The tag line for this app is "Transform your ideas into stunning visuals" and I've been doing just that.

Spark allows you to create images, video or pages using templates or from scratch. After a little trial and error, I was able to pick up the intuitive interface and create a few images for my social media platforms.

Then I started playing with the video creator. This fun video builder doesn't require you to upload any video footage (although you can). You can drop text and images  to create slide show type of videos.

Here's my new recruiting video I created today in Spark with just a few images --- some that I uploaded and some from the handy embedded search.

Maybe I'm a nerd, but playing around with new applications is a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Do you agree? What is your favorite new app?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday is Here: Organizers up to 40% off.

Today, there is a one-day flash sale on my Close To My Heart website to celebrate Cyber Monday! This sale gives you an opportunity to get a 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder items and 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items!

Workspace Wonder is our unique storage solution for crafting supplies and tools. Choose components made to store ink pads, markers, paintbrushes, paper and more. Order just the pieces you need then stack them to create a custom system that works just for you!

As your needs change, you can rearrange or add more parts. Watch this video to show you how you can transform your crafting space and organize your supplies.

The sale started at 1 am and run through 1 am Tuesday morning (CST). Some of the items are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your order early!

As your needs change, you can rearrange or add more parts. Watch this introductory video to show you how you can transform your crafting space and organize your supplies.

This second video shows the new carousel base & top which give you even more options for storing your markers and ink pads.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page of my website.

Start shopping now>>>

Before you submit your order, be sure to check out the other specials including the Fundamental products and bundles that are 30 - 40% off regular price and the current Stamp of the Month.

Start shopping now>>>

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday is Here! All Cut Above Layout Kits are 50% off!

Today is one of the busiest shopping day of the year and I'd like to help you get some shopping done from the comfort of your home! 

Today only, we are holding a flash sale will give you a chance to get a whopping 50% discount on Cut Above® Layout Kits. This includes our current kits, plus we've brought back a few of our past favorite kits!  If you are not familiar with our Cut Above line, you will love how quick and easy these beautiful pages come together. The kits include base pages, cut papers and stickers as well as Memory Protectors so you can get them into your album right away.

The sale started at 1 am and run through 1 am Saturday morning. Some of the kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your order early!

As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can get this 10 layout layout kit plus an album for $50.94. That's a savings of nearly $40!

Here's a video showing highlights of this 20 page layout kit:

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page of my website.

Before you submit your order, be sure to check out the other specials including the Fundamental products and bundles that are 30 - 40% off regular price and the current Stamp of the Month.

Don't forget the discount on Cut Above layout kits is today only and will end at 1 am in the morning

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fourth Annual Retirement Sale

You're invited to my Retirement Party! No, I'm not retiring. But I have a lots of brand new Close To My Heart products that have retired in my inventory and I'm marking them down!

For this event, I will slash prices on everything that is no longer available to order. This includes some beautiful paper, embellishments and even a few Cricut cartridges! All retired products will be at least 25%  - 75% off!

There will be lots of new, unopened product including stamp sets, paper, tools and even Cricut cartridges! Come browse all of the great stuff and find some great deals!

Here's a few highlights:
  • Paper Packs 30% off
  • Loose solid cardstock 50% off
  • Single sheets of patterned paper 30% off
  • New stamp sets 30% off
  • Embellishments and ribbon 25% off
MYSTERY BOXES are back - including special fall and Christmas themes! These are filled with $40 - $60 in product for just $25! 

I'll also have a couple boxes of completed cards and other projects that will be available for a donation to Operation Smile.

This shopping event runs from 6:30 to 9 pm -- > get here when the doors open to get the best deals. Let me know if you need my address or directions. Hope you can make it!

New Clearance Items! Shop now before they are gone!

Close To My Heart just added new items to the clearance section of my website!  Shop now>>

New items include paper, complements, thin cuts and more. There are a number of things for just $2 - $5. These always sell out quickly so if you see something you like, order it right away.

Shop now>>

Before you check out, be sure to add a discounted fundamental bundle and the Stamp of the Month to your cart.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Card Buffet Workshops: Christmas Edition

There are just four All You Can Make Card Buffet workshops remaining in 2017 and they are going to be 100% Christmas!

You will have a large selection of cards to choose from.  Options will include a variety of style, color and design. Whether you want to make a number of quick and easy cards or just a few super special ones, I'll have you covered.

Workshop Dates
- Thursday, November 9
- Monday, November 13
- Tuesday, December 5
- Thursday, December 7

At this workshop, you will assemble as many cards as you can in the allotted time. There will be at least a dozen cards for you to choose from with a variety of styles, techniques and materials.

All stamp sets, ink pads and tools needed to compete the cards is provided. However,  you may want to bring your ow basic tools like paper trimmer, scissors and bone folder to help ease sharing.

Bring your own adhesives. Suggestions are tape runners, glue dots, foam tape and bonding memories glue. These will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

The workshop starts at 6 pm at my house in Arnold, MO. After a brief orientation, you will have 2 hours to work on cards. Please arrive on time to ensure you have the full 2 hours to make your cards.

Come to as many as you'd like! Save when you sign up for more than one workshop!

- Register for 1 workshop for $15
- Register for 2 workshops for $28 (save $2)
- Register for 3 workshops for $40 (save $5)
- Register for all 4 workshops for $50 (save $10!)

Each workshop is limited to 12 participants. Be sure to sign up right away to secure your spot. On the ordering page, choose the number of workshops you'd like to attend. Once I receive your payment, I'll email you to find out which dates you'd like to com.
Register now>>

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Just for FUN: month-long savings on crafting essentials!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale!

Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamental products or 30% on individual items.

There are four bundles to choose from starting with the sweet soft colors in the Whimsy Fundamental Bundle (CC1372). This bundle includes paper (24 sheets!), complements (stickers and glitter chip board) plus ribbon.

Next we have the bright, cheerful Adventure Fundamentals Bundle (CC1373).  This one also includes paper, Complements and ribbon. This bundle features lovely watercolor patterns and gold accents.

You also need to check out the Enchantment Fundamentals Bundle (CC1374). This year's Enchantment line has a fun sport team theme.

The final bundle Basics Fundamentals Bundle (CC1375). Although the colors in this pack are neutral, the designs are not. This year's Basics include accents of this year's color of the year, Bashful, and are perfect for heritage photos. 

Each complete bundle is just $22.11. Don't need it all, you can buy the individual items at 30% off!

Before you place your order, be sure to add this month's Stamp of the Month, Through the Year. It's just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more.

FREE Bundle for Hostesses!

You can also earn a Fundamental bundle of your choice for FREE by hosting a qualifying party --- live or virtual! This is on top of all of the other hostess rewards! Email me for details.

New Members also get a FREE Bundle!

In addition, every new member of my team will receive their choice of Fundamental bundle FREE!

This kit is already a great value for just $75. With the addition of a Fundamental bundle, this over 75% off the retail price of your kit items! Email me if you'd like to discuss what being on my team means. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Make a "Baker's Dozen" Christmas Cards with this New Kit

A new kit is now available in my Etsy shop! 

This kit includes materials needed to make thirteen holiday cards. These cards are quick and easy to assemble thanks to a pack of Close To My Heart Holiday Happenings Assortment which includes colorful images, stickers and mini envelopes. Your cards will have beautiful designs and sentiments. NO STAMPING required!

Two of the cards includes a pocket on the front that is the perfect size for a gift card. You could also use it for a small gift or a personal note.

The kit includes card bases and envelopes, complete Holiday Happenings Assortment pack (40 pieces) and embellishment pack with gems, ribbon and twine. There is also a project guide that includes a large photo of each completed card.

Click here to see this and other kits in my Etsy store.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Layout Kit: Tea Party for sweet memories

I just finished assembling a new layout kit that is now available in my Etsy store.

Every little girl loves a tea party! With soft colors and beautiful floral paper, this page is perfect for everyday pictures of your children playing pretend. Black and white photos would be especially lovely on this layout.

You will have plenty of space to tell your story with 4 photo mats [3 - 4" x 6" landscape and 1 4" x 6" portrait]. 

Additional details for this kit are on my Etsy listing. While you are at my shop, check out my other ready-to-assemble kits. All you need to complete the layouts is adhesive and your photos!

Happy Creating!