Monday, August 31, 2015

Today is the Last Day!

Today is the last day to this super versatile stamp set. With three frames and nine different sayings in one set its a must-have for any stamper! This is the set we used for my last card work shop. I will post pictures soon. Do you want to get "Framed"? Don't delay!

Each month Close to My Heart has one stamp set that is only available for that month. You can purchase it for full price at $17.95, or save over 70% and get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more on my shopping website. Stamp of the Months are only available during their assigned month, once they're gone, they're gone! To find the current Stamp of the Month on my shopping website, go to the "promotions" tab in the top bar and pull down to Stamp of the Month.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Only a few more days left....

Do you remember this workshop I posted last year? Did you not love those stamp sets? If you do - you may want to hurry and get those sets now - in a few days they will be gone! My favorite here is "O Holy Night". It is one stamp, but you can use it in so many different ways - even on your scrapbook layouts!

I used "Love Ya Silly" another one of my favorites :)

Love Ya Silly

Item Number: B1470

Right now we still have lots of great items available on our Retirement List - remember - when they are gone - they are gone! There are a number of items, that have gone "unavailable" already.

Take care and have fun!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 2015 workshop - you are invited!

August 27 @ 10 AM and 7 PM, Thursday

We will make some fun summer cards. Its still summer, and I love these colors! This is a sample of the new Zoe paper pack and the August Stamp of the Month set. You may want to make multiples of these two cards or another style - come and see what you would like to do! We normally make at least 3 project. We will see how many projects we can fit into our time!

Check my blog if you would like to see details about the previous workshops and how we put the cards together!

The fee will be $10, that will cover the supplies for the cards and the fee for the meetup group and me pre-cutting the projects. So, please if you RSVP, let me know if you cannot make at least a day in advance, thank you.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to hold your spot, I always have several people attend who are not part of the meetup group, thanks. Space is limited - I already have several people who said, they want to come! Please let me know if you prefer a morning or evening class - I may add a morning class if I have enough interest for it.

Please let me know if you would like me to add a scrapbooking class as well. Several people have expressed an interest in that. I will also need to know if you will be available in the morning or evening.

If you do not have any of the items below, please contact me and I can help you get them either ordered or let you know which of the items we will use that evening. Check my website for the items you may want to stock your toolbox with :).

Your basic tool kit for scrapbook or card classes should be:

• Scissors

• favorite adhesive: tombow style adhesive, glue dots, glue pen

• foam mounting tape

• bone folder

You may also want to bring:

• 12" trimmer

• ruler

• pencil

• cutting mat

• exacto knife

• tweezers

• piercing tool

• sponging and sanding tool

• corner rounder

We may not always use all of these items, but its a good thing to have these items in your "tool box". You can always order additional items at my website before you come to class :) and I always have extra supplies on hand, but things will go smoother if you have your own items with you. I will have all the other supplies for you like paper, embellishments, etc.

Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!

If you would like order any of the supplies needed - please go to my website, thanks or contact me for any questions. Thanks :)

Happily Stamping, 


Friday, August 7, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

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 These are the cards I made this month for the card workshop. I used the Blossom WOTG kit. I love this paper - there are so many possibilities with this. If you like this kit - you want to hurry, it will go away by the end of August! Our last class featured the Taste of Summer papers. The next class will be held on Aug. 27 at 10 am and 7 pm. Please, let me know right away if you would like to participate. You can find all the details on my
Other dates:
Ideabook Premier - Sept 12, 10 am - 12 pm
Card workshop - Sept. 17, 10 am and 7 pm
I am planning a Christmas Card Buffet in October - any interest?
I would like to offer card kits - any interest in that? Please let me know, thank you 
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July Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month

August 2015: Framed

S1508 Framed, set of 12

Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - that's over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Like this Stamp of the Month? Check out others in these Idea Books.

Hostess Challenge
At convention we were challenged to find at least 1 hostess in August for a party - are you it? I would love to work with anyone who love to have some fun with their friends. I only have a few more dates open. You will be the first to see the new products!
 Would you say "no" at the possibility of receiving free product? Let me show you how!

Welcome to Close to my Heart -July 2015
Dear Margit,

Convention was a blast! My studio is packed with boxes and I am still receiving more. You will be amazed by the wonderful new products we have in store for you. In the meanwhile - make sure, you do not miss the cool products that are going away, that may be your favorites - when they are gone, they are gone ...
Get Organized in August!

Get Organized

Snap up these deals before they roll on by!

Get Organized
During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart-with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015-2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one-or both-deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations' pages!
Contact me for more details.

Choose a combo below!

Marker Roll-Up Combo
During August, when you place an order for the new Marker Roll-Up at full retail price, you qualify to receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE!
  Accessory Roll-Up Combo
During August, when you place an order for the new Accessory Roll-Up at full retail price, you qualify to receive 2 new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE!
*Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)-August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any free items.

Retiring Items and While Supplies Last
As we all wait for the new book in September to come live, we have lots of items to choose from at great prices! You don't want to miss any of your favorite items in the "Retiring Items"
list or the "While Supplies" last list.
Here is the difference between the two, the latter has items, that have been retired and will not be replenished. Most of the items have been reduced in price, some of them quite deeply. When the items are gone - they are gone! It also pays to keep checking this list, since the company keeps adding on a regular basis to this list.
The Retiring List has items that can be there until August 30, however - it is also while supplies last on some items. We can get more supplies on some items. As we just reprinted some of our papers, but we cannot guarantee that all the items will be there through the end of the book. As you can see some of the supplies have already sold out. So, if you have some favorites - get them now!

Since we are talking retiring - here are the colors that will be retiring:

This is it for this month - please make sure you keep checking my blog and my facebook for updates! If you are not on facebook, let me know I would love to stay in touch with you with other means. We are about to launch the new idea book and we have always newsflashes I would love to bring your way - I would hate for you to miss something.

I would like to serve you - please let me know how I can do that the best way.

Oh - one more thing! At convention, we were informed how much we have supported Operation Smile in the passed 10 years! Can believe, it has been that long? We now have upped how much of the Operation Smile stamp set will go to that charity and we offer a T-Shirt with the proceeds going to that charity. If you would like to help share a smile - you may want to purchase a T-shirt!
Thank you!

Have a great day and I will talk to you soon.
Happily stamping,

Margit McCabe
Close to my Heart
We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

Attention Studio J users!

This is just a sample of what you can do with Studio J - if you like this layout and paper - you may want to hurry! This is one of the paper packs that will go away by September 1!

Here is the list of items that will be going away to make room for more exciting paper kits for Studio J. Every other month we will get more updated kits, but they will only be available for a short time, so it will be worth your time to check out Studio J.

Blue Ribbon
Elegant Bouquet
Floral Tapestry
Ivy Lane
Life Delights
More To Adore
Paper Garden
Sweet Home
Sweet Pea
That's Amore
Wishes and Fishes Girl

 Also, because we will be introducing new, limited edition Express Collections each month, we have determined that the following Express Collections will also be retired September 1:

Little Man
Little Miss
School Days
Year in Review

Do you want to start your own Studio J journey - just start here. Have fun!

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!