Monday, September 4, 2017

Introducing the new Holiday Expression

Introducing the new Holiday Expressions for 2017

September - December 2017

The many products in this edition will take you through the holidays, but you can use many of them throughout the year. I love the new Silver and Gold set - but you will have to see for yourself. As always, we have added
  • more stamp sets
  • thin cuts
  • embossing folders
  • card kits
  • embellishments
I love the many new art ideas that are contained in this edition. The book has 68 pages full of great products. Hurry - you will have until December, you know how quickly time goes :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sneak Peak availability for Cardstock - get it now!

Cardstock Available Now!

 Yes, you see it right - all of our cardstock changed. It is now duo-sided. We carry 40 colors, but when you purchase one pack of 20 sheets, you really have the option of two colors in each pack! That turns out color pallet to 80 colors! How awesome is that. Check them out now!


Basics Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5942


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20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:

Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5943


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20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
New England Ivy

Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5944


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20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:

Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5945


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20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Crystal Blue
Sweet Leaf

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Added to the retirement list in 2017

Added to the retirement list
Our basic color pallet will change, so if you like these colors - get them before August 1 - they will be gone by then. This includes cardstock, ink pads and re-inkers.

Backordered items will still be delivered, items out of stock are not available any more. So, get them while you can!

Black and White Daisy will remain in the the idea book!

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Desert Sand

Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set

Item Number: Z2503


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Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pad set in the following coordinating colors:
Desert Sand

Monday, July 10, 2017

Convention 2017 memories

Convention 2017 Memories...

Convention is now just a memory, but this one is is convention for the books - not just because we unveiled a new idea book, but because we learned a lot. Again, not just because of all the new product news or just the new techniques. When it all boils down, we have played with our card stock and some of these techniques for many years in the same way we just throw a new "wrinkle" on it. Literally - and we have fun with it. One of the biggest lesson I have learned this year, is to tell really - really tell my story.

You will learn much more about this in the future, because we will all learn about it more in the future. Our "own" Stacy Julian will come back to Close to my Heart or should I say, has come back to us. I remember, the first time I met her back in the '90s (ha). We learned together (I think I have a picture of her booth...). She moved on to bigger and better things one might say. But we all do what we think our paths are and what makes us happy.

We always think as we scrapbook, our stories need to be big. Or that as we tell our stories, we need to scrapbook - no, just record - record your story! Your memory does not last forever. If you do not record for anyone else - you will enjoy seeing and reading about something you did or experienced 5, 10 or even 20 years ago. Record it, somehow. 

Now here are some photos from convention.

Friendships I have made 23 years ago!
Jeannette Lynton and part of her family - we were very excited to see her and hear her story.
Jo, Linda and myself - we have been to a number of conventions together as the ScrappingbeeBee Team. Now Linda's team is growing as the Crafty Divas - I could not be more happy for her and her success!

Yes, I am excited - have been for over 23 years - and I did not even plan to match my pants to the color in the background .... :)

Next are some pictures from our Home Office Tour:

The last picture is of my team that was in attendance at the convention - we are growing! Next year we will be at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas - plan to join us there!

Yes, that is me with Alex Boye - we had a party at the end of the convention. We always do - we do know how to have a good time :).

Of course, I only shared a few pictures with you, I could have shown lots more - like artwork! But, much of the artwork is not mine, so I would have had permission. However, I will soon share some of my own with some of the new products as a sneak peek - so stay tuned.

Hope you have enjoyed a little bit of my story, at least my story of convention. For now have a great day and happy creating!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

July Specials!

Stamp of the Month

July 2017: Storybook Alphabet

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


s1707, set of 26

Recommended Block:
2" × 2" (Y1003)

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.


Buy Two Stamp Sets, Get a Third One Free!

Stampaganza Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!
As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here.

Some of the stamps shown here have been retired for some years and have brought back for only this event and only for July! So grab them while you can! 

During the month I will post some of my artwork with some of these beautiful sets! Watch for them on my facebook page - please follow me and make sure you click "wanting to receive notifications" so that you will receive the new artwork.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Stampaganza is Back!

Here are all the ways you can save:

For Customers:
Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!
 Buy any two My Acrylix®
stamp sets at full retail
price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!
Choose from any stamp set in the
current idea book, plus a collection of
popular sets that we have brought back just for
Stampaganza-for convenience, we’ve even created a special bundle of the 12 monthly wordpuzzle stamp sets that you can get at the special Stampaganza buy-two-get-one price of
$143.60 USD/$184 CAD-a savings of $71.80 USD/$92 CAD
These Stampaganza savings are only available during July,
so startsubmitting those stamp orders fast!

For Hostesses:
Host a gathering in July
that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher
(submitting your party order no later than August
7, 2017), and receive the Word Puzzle Bundle
(CC1300; a $215.40 USD/$276 CAD
retail value) FREE!

For New Consultants:
Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in July and
submit $300USD/$350 CAD
in commissionable sales by August 31, 2017 and earn the Word
Puzzle Bundle(CC1300; a $215.40 USD/$276 CAD
retail value) FREE!

Stampaganza! Look for Promotions and click on Stampaganza and you are on your way!

Which stamp sets will be available for Stampaganza 2017?
All M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size My Acrylix® stamp sets from the 2016–2017 Annual Inspirationsidea book, the 2017 Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book, and the stamp sets coming out of retirement for Stampaganza, as listed above, are eligible for this campaign (excluding stamp sets outlined in question 3). The lowest priced stamp set(s) will always be calculated as the free item(s). For example, when you purchase two stamp sets and...
    The lowest- set is...
Choose this size stamp set to receive for free!
M-size M-size
A-size M-or A-size
B-size M-, A-, or B-size
C-size M-, A- B-, or C-size
D-size M-, A-, B-, C-, or D-size
E-size M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size
Featured Products:
All My Acrylics® stamp sets found in the current idea book, Annual Inspirations
2016–2017, and its current supplement, Seasonal Expressions 2. Also included in this Campaign areseveral retired stamp sets that we are making available for this month only! See below for a complete list of the retired stamp sets that will be made available.

A1142 Friend $6.95 USD/$9 CAD
A1148 Quick card—Bright All Night $6.95 USD/$9 CAD
B1434 You Only Live Once $9.95 USD/$12/75 CAD
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things $9.95 USD/$12/75 CAD
B1455 Be Jolly$ 9.95 USD/$12/75 CAD
B1477 Exotic Flower $9.95 USD/$12/75 CAD
B1493 Festive Trees  $9.95 USD/$12/75 CAD
C1560 Wintry Wishes $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
C1587 Sing Glory $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
C1596 Happy Hexagon $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
C1613 Paper Bird $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
C1614 Tagged with Love $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
C1632 Say It All $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD
 D1558 Washi Wonder $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1608 Better with a Friend $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1268 January Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1269 February Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1270 March Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1271 April Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1287 May Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1288 June Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1289 July Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1290 August Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1310 September Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1311 October Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1312 November Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
D1313 December Word Puzzle $17.95 USD/$23 CAD
CC1300 Word Puzzle Bundle (Jan. – Dec.) $143.60 USD/$184 CAD

You will receive this newsletter as I am at convention seeing all new products - this time around, I will get to give you a little tease of what is to come soon. So, I will be sending another short newsletter out in July - have a great day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quick - catch the Card Stock savings, while you can!

Cardstock Carnival

Through the end of June you can save 25% off all of our Cardstock - so catch it while you can! Need to know what you can get, here is a little help:


12" × 12" Goldrush Cardstock

$14.50 $10.87

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!