Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Time's A Comin'

Christmas will be here before you know it!!!!  I love Christmas, and I love Christmas projects!  So, it's perfect that the Stamp of the Month for October is a Christmas theme.....


How cute is that?  I am going to go tag making crazy with this thing!!!  And how cool is it that it's got so many cuts that match the CTMH cricut cartridges?  The ideas are limitless.....And for only $5 with a $50 purchase, you can't beat it.

But wait....there's more!  (I always wanted to say that!)  The October special is great for all you digital scrappers!

Save with Studio J®!

For the month of October, when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts, you receive a 10th layout for free!

October 2012: Get a Studio J® layout free when you purchase 9.
October is the month to save on Studio J® layouts. In this special promotion, when you buy 9 Studio J layouts, you’ll get another custom-printed layout for free! It’s the perfect opportunity to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have on your Studio J account, or to try this fast and easy online software for the first time. The discount is automatically applied to your cart when you order 10 or more layouts. You can get up to 4 free layouts with this fantastic promotion! So what are you waiting for? Start your online scrapbooking today!
Visit Studio J to place a qualifying order and get your free layout—only in October!

*Taxes and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.
So, are you ready to start your Christmas projects?  Contact me today to set up a workshop - let's get those Christmas cards and tags going!!!  I would love to help you make this a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stuff I have been working on and National Scrapbooking Month!

So, I do a display swap with some other really talented Close to My Heart consultants - every time we get a new catalog, each of us picks a paper pack, and makes a 2 page layout, a couple of cards, and usually a 3d object cut from the cricut Art Philosophy or the new Artiste cartridge - times 8!  Then, we trade so that we all end up with a display of each paper pack.  The paper pack I got this time was the new Pear & Partridge Christmas paper.  I love this paper!!!  I haven't finished my whole display, but I wanted to post what I have completed, so here they are:

2 page layout:
here's some close-ups:

 yes, that is hand stitching on the 2nd page!  It's so easy with the ruler from Close to My Heart - it's got holes in it that you can line up on your page and punch through with the piercing tool, and then sew!  So easy!

Here's the card - the ornament is gold embossed, and the ribbon is seam binding ribbon dyed with the new Champagne ink:

Please bear with me!  My camera is not cooperating very well right now!

Did you know that September is National Scrapbooking Month?  Well, to celebrate Close to My Heart has this GREAT double stamp set for only $5 with a $35 purchase!  This special runs from August 15 - September 30.

It is so cute!!  Contact me today to get yours!

Thanks for looking - and happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Not only is August the month that the new Idea Book comes out, but it's my birthday as well!  The best part is - YOU get the gifts!  For orders over $50 you will get a free Size A stamp set of your choice!

If you have ever thought of becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, August is a great time to do it!  We have 2 consultant kits, and you get the adorable tote bag that we received at convention!  Contact me today, I would LOVE for you to join my team.
Essentials Kit $49

Master Kit includes everything in the Essential kit, plus what is shown below for $99

Tote Bag - while supplies last!

And here's the Stamp of the Month - get it for $5 with a $50 purchase!


AND, the new Cricut Cartridge - the Artiste Collection is now avaible for purchase!  With over 700 images, 3 D-size stamp sets and 3 coordinating chipboard sets, it's a GREAT deal at only $99. 

Whew!  That's a lot of information right there!  If you have any questions about any of our great products, or you are ready to place your order - let me know!!!!  I am ready and waiting!  I also have a few spots on my calendar that need filling, so if you are ready to do a workshop, gathering, crop, or even a one on one session, let me know!!!

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

......And we're back!

Back from Dallas, that is!  What an awesome expierience my first convention was!  Close to My Heart is an amazing company (I already knew that), and they really proved it by putting on a fabulous convention! 

The new catalog starts August 1st, and it is AMAZING!  Contact me to see how to get your very own!

We also have a new Consultant Kit with a bonus if you join my team during August.  This fabulous bag comes with your kit, and we now have 2 options for the kit.  This is the same bag given to us at convention, and I can tell you, it is a really nice bag!

The Essentials Kit $49

The Master Kit - includes everything from the Essentials, plus what's pictured below for $99

If you have ever considered taking the plunge to become a CTMH consultant, now's a great time to do it!  I would love to have you on my team.

More exciting news!!!!!!!  A new Cricut Cartridge!  It's called Artiste, and if you thought our first one was good, wait until you see this one.  It is $99, and includes everything pictured below.  It has over 700 images on it, including cupcake holders, new boxes, bags, and flowers.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this bad boy!  Contact me today to pre-order yours, and you will get a special gift from me!

Here's one of the cards I made to swap with some of my CTMH sistersat convention:
I used the A Bow Wow stamp, and Stella paper.  He's colored with chocolate ink and the Blending pen.  Sorry it's not a better quality picture.  This is all a learning process for my non-techie self :)  i am just happy I figured out how to post it!  I know, I am a dork!

I'll be posting more pictures as soon as I pick up the CD my friend and fellow consultant April made for us!  She was the photographer in our little group, and was sweet enough to make us all a copy.  I am picking it up this afternoon, and I can't wait to see them!

Check back later for updates.......

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Perfect Pairs and lots of info for July!

Close to My Heart's got an awesome special for July!  If you place an online order through my website for $75 or more, you can get one of these great retired paper packs with a matching embellishment set for free!!!! Check my website for details.  You must order through my website to get this offer!

July 2012 Constant Campaign: Free Perfect Pairs!Like peanut butter and jelly, like lemonade and barbecues, like glitter and glue—some things are just made to go together. That’s the heart of July’s Perfect Pairs campaign: to celebrate how perfectly Close To My Heart products go together, because having papers, stamps, and accessories that were designed to work together makes embellishing your projects that much easier.

Throughout the month of July, we’ll have several different product pairings consisting of a favorite My Reflections® paper pack with a corresponding Complement or accessory kit that you’ll be able to get for free! Each pair will be available for only a limited time, and only while supplies last, so when you see one that you want, act quickly! All you need to do is place an order of $75 or more in full-priced retail products on my shopping website, and you’ll be able to receive that day’s “perfect pair” for free!

You’ll love how easily these product pairs work together, making your crafting more fun and rewarding than ever! Treat yourself to some perfectly-paired products by participating in this month’s promotion.

Also, check out the Stamp of the Month for July:  Live Out Loud. I can see so many possibilites with this set, and I can't wait to use it!


This great stamp is just $5 with a $50 purchase.  Contact me today to get yours!!

You should also know that our convention is in the middle of July, and we will get a preivew of the new products that will be in the Fall catalog!  Since it's in Dallas, I will be making the trip for a few days of craftin' fun!  I can't's going to be so much fun, and I hope I will learn a lot of new things to teach all of you!  With the new catalog, that means some things will be going away.....the following paper packs will not be available after July 31st, so if you want 'em, you better get 'em now!! 

They are:  Lucy, Footloose, Superhero and Cruisin'. 

My website is

I can't wait to share the new products that will be in the new catalog! 


Friday, June 1, 2012

New Month....New Specials!

Well, it's definitely summer!  Close to My Heart has some HOT specials this month!!!  Beginning June 1, it's Stampaganza time!  What is this, you ask?  Well, let me tell you!  How does buy two, get one free sound?  I am a sucker for stamps, so this is music to my ears!!!  I distinctly remember saying, "I am not interested in stamping, so don't even show me how", and now, I am a stampin' fool!  Who knew how much fun it would be? 

Also, our Stamp of the Month for June is so tweet!  It's called "Life is Tweet".  Get it for just $5 when you spend $50, or get just the set for $17.95.

I am always happy to help you create!  Contact me today!

Happy Scrappin'........Carol

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What?????? TWO posts in ONE day......crazy!

I know, I know......maybe a monster's been created!  Really though, I just want to let you know - if you sign up and host a gathering or workshop during the month of May, you will receive a B-sized stamp set for free!  Contact me to set it up.........I'm waiting...........

Let's try this again......

Ok, so I have figured out that I am not computer literate!!!  I am trying to figure out this blog stuff - slowly but surely.  I hope to post some artwork here soon.  I recently taught a class to some fellow consultants, and they seemed to like it, so I am thinking of offering it as a class for customers!  I'll have more info on that as soon as I can put the pictures up. 

In the meantime, check out our awesome special for the month of May - National Scrapbooking Month.  This paper pack is so versatile and is just so stinkin' cute! 

You can get a better view by checking out my website

We also have a really cute stamp set for the month of May, called Friendship Bouquet.  I used it for the class I mentioned above.  As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it!

Cute, right?

Please contact me if you are interested in either of these wonderful products, or if you would like to schedule a class/workshop/scrap night/ whatever!  I would love to help you preserve your memories.

I promise, I WILL figure this blog thing out - I mean, how hard can it be?

Thanks for being patient!