Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Collection Connection: Magical

Get inspired by this Magical paper packet, and learn how to create a cute box for storing your finished cards and so much more. The box will be available for only a little while longer through my website. For more artwork inspiration, visit our blog at

Monday, July 11, 2016

July's News!

Say It's Not So!

Convention was a blast and I was amazed to see all the wonderful new toys coming our way! Now I understand why we are retiring so many of the product. You will have a little bit more time to enjoy what we have right now. But you better check my blog
to see what will be going away soon. I have a link of a list with all the stamp sets of items that will be retired and all the products that will be retired. The list has actually been updated. The updated list can be found on my website. Also, look for my post that is titled "Say It's Not So! Because - even some of our cricut cartridges will be retired! Another item on the retirement list - Shimmer Trim! So, if you still have not purchased the first three - now is the time. You will also find the colors we will retiring to make room for new colors and ...
new ink pads! In late August we will get new ink pads, that will be easier to open - I am really excited to have some of those ink pads in my hot little hands!

We are also saying goodbye to are rolling tote - if you don't have it yet - you may want to consider it.
The colors retiring will be: Gypsy, topiary, pear, honey, cotton candy and hollyhock - so if you like our paper or inks in those colors - get them now :)

In order to make it easier for you this month - any order placed with one of those items mentioned in this newsletter that is ready to retire, I will send you a free mystery gift! 

Early Bird Sign-Up Special

Get new products FREE by signing up as a Consultant!

Early Bird Sign-Up Special
Join the Close To My Heart family of Consultants this month to get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won't be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion. Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) - July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Stamp of the Month

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

July 2016: From the Notebook


S1607, set of 24

Innovative, creative, and always versatile-here's just one example of these stamps in use.
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000)
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
New Expression 2 is Here!

When you place an order, you can get your own free copy of the newest Expressions! If you love Disney - you will love this book! If you love flamingos - you will love this book. Many have said, this is the best one yet. You will have to check it out to believe it.

The Annual book will be good through the end of July and then we will introduce a new Annual book. The Expressions book will be good through the end of August. Don't miss the summer fun this little book has packed in it! You can see some of the artwork on my blog and my facebook page - I hope you have subscribed and liked my facebook page so you can stay up to date.

Upcoming Events

These were our last cards we made at our June workshops. We had lots of fun. I gave a little sneak peek at some of the new items at this workshop. July 28th will be my next workshop.  You can see more details on my blog and some more artwork.
During the month of July I will try to set up some Facebook parties again to explain the consultant program, please watch for those. Hope to see you there!
See what's happening on our social sites:
Get $20 in free products

Every time my Mystery Facebook party reaches $150 and you have placed an order - you will be eligible for a drawing to get $20 in free product!

Don't miss that opportunity!

Offer Expires 07/31/2016.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

June Card Workshop

These were our cards from our last card workshop. We had a blast making them! Here is the list of products we used:
X7210B Calypso Paper Pack
X7210C Calypso Complements
Z3215 Calypso Sequins
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
C1651 Tickled Pink Stamp set
Z3228 Tickled pink Thin Cuts
Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Art Philosophy Cartridge
Z1151 3D-Foam Tape
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Inks: Black (pigment), Pixie, Cotton Candy

Right now you can still get all of these fun products on my website – but beware at the end of this month, many will be retiring – so don’t delay, if you want to catch some of those fun flamingos!

Here are the details of the cards:

The flamingos were cut with the Thin Cuts and then stamped. It was really quite easy to do! Love the two-tone of the inks. I also like to use the black pigment ink for the sentiment, because it is a very vibrant ink and it does not tend to discolor my stamps as easily. When are done, just make sure you use our ink scrubber and you are good to go!

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to answer any questions.

CTMH tease...

Here is a little tease for you of some of the things that will be coming soon to Close to my Heart. As I am opening this box, I am still thinking of the many things we still have this month, that will be going away at the end of this month. You should stop by at my website and check out the link Going Soon.

You will be amazed to see all the things that will retire to make room for all the wonderful things coming your way.

Remember, if you join this month, you will get a whole set of our new Fundamental paper pack along with the coordinating compliments free - an additional value of over $30 that you normally get. You cannot loose!
So long for now - I will post my workshop from June soon.

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!

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