Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Join Me for the Annual Inspirations Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA & August's Crop 'Til Ya Drop

Annual Inspirations Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, August 2

10:00 - Noon for the Extravaganza and to see all the new products firsthand.
Over 250 new products with most available to view on Saturday.  WooHoo

Noon - Midnight or later for just dropping in to check out products, 
grab an Idea Book, do Make-And-Takes, Have FUN and Crop 'Til Ya Drop.

What a GREAT day for shopping and crafting.

Here are some sneak peeks and there are TONS more of AWESOME new products:

There are AWESOME new card and candy kits that require no cutting...all the hard work is done for you. 

 You just need adhesive and boom you are done.  

AND...they are super cute and include glitter papers and embellishments.  


New Base & Bling items that I am VERY EXCITED about.

I made a new cuff at Convention and it was super simple.  


Home Decor Shadow Boxes and Magnetic Chalkboards for beautiful artwork in your homes.

9 New Paper Packs, 24 New Markers (these are to-die for . . . BEST EVER), a New Circut Collection and MORE.


Fun...Fun...and MORE Fun...what you can expect:
* Almost ALL of the new products from the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book will be available to see in person.
* Chances to win lots of great prizes.
* Your own Annual Inspirations Idea Book.
* Create 'N Take Car.
* Sign up for clubs, crops, workshops and gatherings.
Don't forget to bring your friends along too. The more the merrier.

***** From the Heart Embellishers Team Members & Customers are also invited. *****
Come and have some fun on Saturday, August 2 at 10:00 am.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 1.
Want More Chances to Win the Grand Prize:
1 extra ticket - Be there by 9:55am
2 extra tickets - Bring a friend I don't know
3 extra tickets - Donate to Operation Smile
4 extra tickets - Place an order of $50 or more
5 extra tickets - Book your own Home Gathering
A Special Gift Package - Sign up to become a Consultant

***** If you can't make the Extravaganza at 10:00am feel free to still stop in anytime before midnight as we will be cropping the night away.  You can still check out the new products, get your Annual Inspirations Idea Book and do the Make 'N Take Card.  *****

***** Live out of town and want a book??  E-mail Me -- keeleyskreations@gmail.com *****

Don't miss out on all the fun.  RSVP Today for the Annual Inspirations Idea Book Extravaganza, and Then Stay for the August Crop 'Til Ya Drop.

CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!
Saturday, August 2
Noon to Midnight (or later)

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, August 2, 2014
WHERE: Comfort Suites - 1253 John Q. Hammons Dr., Madison, WI, 53717 - (608) 836-3033
COST: $10.00 per person to cover the room rental
RSVP: keeleyskreations@gmail.com - (608) 320-9801

** BINGO FOR A BUCK **Want a chance to earn FREE product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book!!  Bring your singles and play some Bingo!!  Purchase 2 Bingo Boards for $1 or 4 Bingo Boards for $2. The first person to call Bingo will win the cash and be able to put that towards purchasing new products!! We will play 3 times (3pm, 7pm and 11pm) so plan accordingly for some fun!!
** GIVEAWAYS & GRAND PRIZE **There will be giveaways that you must be in attendance to win.
I also am giving away a Grand Prize at midnight in which you do not need to be present to win.

** TOOLS **I will provide the following:
Cricut Expression as well as cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Cartridges Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking (about 50 cartridges - both fonts and images) 
**Everyone is welcome to use my Cricut, but if you own Cutting Mats please bring them.** 
Sizzix Big Shot with Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz, Sizzix & CTMH Embossing Folders!!
Punches - Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success, Stampin' Up, and CTMH 
CTMH Stamp Sets - Alpha Stamp Sets and Sentiment Stamp Sets
CTMH Dye and Pigment Ink Pads & Coordinating Cardstock - All 42 Colors
CTMH Acrylic Blocks
CTMH How-To Books (4 for Scrapbooking, 2 for Cardmaking and 2 for Both)

** ORDERING **You are not required to purchase any CTMH products. This is strictly to get together and have some fun so bring whatever you want to work on. I will have FREE Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Books for you, and orders are always more than welcome. In addition there will also be CTMH products available (all 42 colors of current cardstock for $0.75 each).

** FOOD & DRINK **If you want to leave for lunch and/or dinner or shopping and come back you are more than welcome to. If you would like something to drink throughout the day you will need to bring your own beverages as well as any snack type foods.
** 2014's DATES **
September 6
October 17-19 -- Craft-A-Palooza Weekend Retreat (Begins Friday at 8am / Ends Sunday at 8pm)
November -- NO CROP
December 13

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Close To My Heart Disneyland Convention 2014 -- 06/24/14

I started off my Close To My Heart Disneyland Convention adventures by getting up at 3:30am on Tuesday, June 24.

Whoa . . . That was early, but ooooohhhhh sooooo worth the view.

My Frontier Airlines flight departed my hometown airport of Madison, Wisconsin at 5:45am.

I'm sharing with you the photos taken from my flight from Madison to Denver.

What a beautiful morning for flying the friendly skies.

These were photos taken after we departed the Denver airport on our way to Los Angeles.

Breathtaking views don't you think??

I love to fly . . . and this was sure a great day.

Stay tuned . . . More Convention Adventures Await You.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Miss You Sammy Roo!!

Sorry I have been MIA again.

I was gone to Canada for a week long fishing trip in June.

Then I was back home for one day to unpack and turn around and repack and fly out the next day to California for Close To My Heart's Annual Convention.

Let me tell you . . . us crafty gals and guys sure do know how to PARTY and have FUN!

I had sooooo much fun, got to reconnect with so many friends that I only get to see once a year and create to my heart's content.

I will post more about my Convention adventures in the coming days.

When I returned from California I came home to my puppy of 11 1/2 years going thru some very difficult challenges.

He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his liver about a year and a half ago.

We knew that it would eventually end up consuming his energy and have to make the much-dreaded choice.

On Wednesday, July 2 we laid my sweet Sammy boy to rest.

I am still VERY emotional about the whole thing, and it brings tears to my eyes to even think about it yet.

But, I know that it gets better day by day, and that we did the right thing.

He is in his Happy Place running again free of pain.

I went thru a few downer days and then the 4th of July with friends, family and fireworks kicked in and took my mind off of it for a little bit.

I still was having a hard time getting motivated to do anything fun last week, but on our 4 hour drive up north to our hometown for the the fair I realized how much I was missing working on my Close To My Heart business and kicked it back into gear.

Close To My Heart is my one true passion and makes me happy.

So I'm trying to get back that excitement and motivation I had after leaving Convention and get going.

That's what is GREAT about CTMH . . . I could take that break when I needed it and pick my business back up once I felt better.

I love this company, the people -- customers, corporate, my team -- and the products.

Close To My Heart IS My HAPPY Place!!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Close To My Heart's July Stamp of the Month: Circus Alphabet (S1407)

Welcome to our Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is 
Circus Alphabet (S1407), a set of 68 stamps.

If you have come here from Terry Ann's Blog,
you are on the right path.

I love this stamp set because alphabets are my FAVORITE.

You can make them any color and never run out of the letters you use the most.

I used Slate Ink (Z2173) for the random stamping of alphas and Cranberry Ink (Z2116) for the HELLO sentiment.

To add a little oomph to the card I added Slate Baker's Twine from the Basic Assortment (Z1921) and Cranberry Baker's Twine from the Harvest Assortment (Z1751).

For this card I used the alpha just to stamp DAD which I then embossed.

Here is a close up of the faux stitching I did using a white pen and added some Brown Sparkles (Z1753).

I hope you enjoyed my cards.

Now "Hop" on over to Sarah's Blog to see her work.

Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31.

When you place a $50 order, you can purchase the SOTM for only $5.

You can also purchase it at it's retail price of $17.95.

To Purchase Any of These Great CTMH Products
Click on the Shopping Cart!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Headed to Close To My Heart’s 2014 Convention!!

I'm leaving . . .  on a jet plane . . . 


My plane takes off out of Madison, Wisconsin NOW (5:45am Central) heading to Anaheim, California for Close to My Heart’s 2014 Annual Convention.
This will be my fifth CTMH Convention, and I am just as excited as when it was my first in Washington, DC.
I'm SUPER EXCITED because we have SO many AWESOME new products on their way.
On Thursday, Corporate told us that a new Cricut Cartridge is coming . . . 


 I can’t wait to see what this one can do.  How can it possibly outdo Artbooking??
Our brand new Annual Inspirations Catalog will be unveiled on Thursday morning via some hysterical skit put on by the Corporate staff I am sure.
There is nothing like being there first-hand to see the new products and hear the screams and cheers of over 1,000 Consultants once revealed.
In order to make room for all those brand new goodies we gotta get rid of some of the oldies.
Check out my Shopping Website for a look at all of the retiring products that will be gone by July 30.
These are only available While Supplies Last so don't miss out.

And Remember . . .

When you place an order of $50 or more by June 30, you can also choose from one of SIX -- 

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