Thursday, September 6, 2012

September's Close To My Heart Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

We have 27 crafty ladies registered for this month's crop!!  Hope To See You There!!

CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!
Saturday, September 8
Noon to Midnight (or later)

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, September 8, 2012
WHERE: Comfort Suites, 1253 John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison, WI 53717 - (608) 836-3033
COST: $10.00 per person to cover the room rental
RSVP: - (608) 320-9801

Want a chance to earn FREE product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 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 to 4 times so plan accordingly for some fun!!

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.

I will provide the following:
Cricut Expression as well as a 12x12 Cutting Mat and cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Cartridges Art Philosophy and Artiste (about 50 cartridges - both fonts and images)
Sizzix Big Shot with Cuddlebug, Tim Holtz and Sizzix Embossing Folders
Punches - Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success and Stampin' Up Punches
CTMH Stamp Sets - Alpha Stamp Sets and Sentiment Stamp Sets
CTMH Ink Pads & Coordinating Cardstock - All 42 Colors plus retired colors
CTMH Acrylic Blocks

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 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 and retired cardstock for $0.50 each).

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.

2012's CROP DATES: 
October 13
November 2 - 4 -->  RETREAT
December 8

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at or give me a call (608) 320-9801.  I look forward to seeing you all there!!

2-Time Close To My Heart Cruise Earner!!

I'm soooo EXCITED!!

Corporate Close To My Heart just created AWESOME new blog badges for the CTMH Incentive Trip Earners!!

Mine has the number 2 because I earned my second CTMH Incentive Trip in June.

My hubby and I will set sail in February on a Southern Caribbean Cruise...Super Excited!!

The new Incentive Trip Earning period begins October 1 and will be an all-inclusive stay for a week in Costa Rica!!  How Cool Is That??!!

I hope to be posting a new blog badge next year with the number 3 on it!!  WOOHOO!!  LOVE CTMH!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Close To My Heart's September Campaign for National Stamping Month: It's Your Day Double Stamp Set!!

September marks the official end of the golden days of summer and the beginning of autumn, with little golden treasures of its own.

Whether it's enjoying the turning of the leaves or the crisp fall breezes, autumn seems to bring with it countless opportunities for relishing the everyday moments that make life wonderful.

This year, the National Stamping Month stamp set gives you the images you need to do just that.

The aptly named It's Your Day stamp set is a double set of D-size stamp sets -- two sets in one envelope -- that helps you commemorate those simple, everyday moments.

It includes 48 images, consisting of phrases, borders, and more.

You'll also be delighted to know that many of the images coordinate perfectly with our new Cricut Artiste cartridge for even easier stamping, cutting, and layering!!

At the start of a season that marks the beginning of school, holiday celebrations, and family time, the It's Your Day stamp set is a must-have to document the wonderful autumn days.

The It's Your Day double stamp set has a retail value of $35.90, but between now and September 30, the It's Your Day set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $35 in full retail products.

Our National Stamping Month double-stamp set offer is for a limited time, so act now to make sure you get a set of  of your own to celebrate every wonderful day of autumn and beyond!!

To Get Your Hands On This Amazing Double Stamp Set Click the Shopping Cart Below!!

Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the Month - Fall Favorites (S1209)

Find some of your favorite fall images in this adorable new stamp set.

With a fun-loving scarecrow, plump pumpkins, and a Cricut-compatible tag, you'll find plenty of uses for this month's Stamp of the Month set.

Remember that it an be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.  

This is a pick of the patch that you'll want to take home!!

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5--that's 72% off the full retail price!! 

When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.

You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month set at full retail for $17.95 with no minimum purchase required.

September's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Fall Favorites (S1209)
(Set of 11)

Recommended Blocks: 
2" x 2" (Y1003)
2" x 3 1/2" (Y1009)
4" x 5" (Y1012)

We've made it easy for you to create a collection of beautiful Stamp of the Month artwork each month and get the Stamp of the Month at a discount!!

The supply list we've created for each project will help you recreate the artwork shown and get you closer to earning the Stamp of the Month at the discounted price!!

Every month you can make projects following the helpful hints on my website HERE under Promotions / Stamp of the Month.

In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!

Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix® Fall Favorites - $5.00 with a $50.00 Purchase or $17.95
  2. Moonlight Paper Packet - $9.95
  3. Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks® Marker Set - $5.95
  4. Olive Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  5. Burlap Ribbon - $7.95
  6. Brads Metal Assortment - $4.95
  7. Cricut® Artiste Collection - $99.00

Required Tools
  1. Chocolate Cardstock - $14.50
  2. Colonial White Cardstock - $9.50
  3. Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  4. Honey Exclusive Inks® Marker Set - $5.95
  5. Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  6. Slate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  7. Brown StazOn® Ink Pad - $9.95
  8. Alcohol Blending Marker - $2.95
  9. Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment - $3.25
  10. Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon - $6.95
  11. Bone Folder - $4.95
  12. Sponge - $1.25
  13. Memory Book Mini Glue Dots® - $7.50
  14. 3-D Foam Tape - $5.95
  15. Adhesive

12" × 12" Pick o’ the Patch Page

Card Box

5 1/2" × 4 1/4" Scarecrow Card

Remember, each Stamp of the Month set is available for only one month, so plan ahead to grab your favorites!!