Friday, November 30, 2012

Close To My Heart's December Deals & Steals!!

HO!! HO!! HO!!
Be Sure to READ All the Way to the BOTTOM
So You Don't Miss Out!!


Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that Close To My Heart is making more fabulous deals available to you!!  At 1:00 AM (Central Time) on December 1, they will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of my website.  Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.

To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed that exceed $50 will also include a FREE Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!!  Plus, don't forget you will qualify for the December Stamp of the Month - Year Round Cheer for only $5.00 with the $50 purchase!!  

To place your orders go to my website and click JOIN next to the December Deals and Steals party located near the bottom right of the page!!  You will then be entered to win FREE Hostess Goodies!!  For orders of $150 or more you must EMAIL ( me your order to get GUARANTEED Hostess Rewards of at least $25 in FREE product or more!! 

Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last!!

Back By Popular Demand...


During each of the 12 Days of Christmas, you will receive an email with spectacular offers at special promotional pricing from me in addition to the fabulous deal above.  (This is not a Corporate sponsored promotion).  Email me at to be added.

If you are interested in that day's deal, you must EMAIL me, tell me how many (or color) you would like, and I will start a shopping bag.  I will tally your order and email you a total on December 12th with payment due no later than December 14.  At that time you can either call or email with credit card info or pay via a PayPal invoice.  If you want to take advantage of that day's deal and the above "While Supplies Last" promo let me know, and I will enter it together right away so that you are sure to get your While Supplies Last items!!  I don't want you to miss out!!

And who doesn't like FREE goodies?!?!  There will even be a drawing for the Hostess Rewards when we hit $150 in sales!!  The sale was so popular that we had 8 different hostesses last year!!  'Tis The Season!! 

Watch your inbox every day from December 1 thru the 12th

 for GREAT sales of up to 15% off or more!!
** Club Members Get An Even Larger Discount!! **

The end of the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book is drawing near—January 31, 2013 to be exact!!  As with all Idea Books, The Spring / Summer 2013 Idea Book promises the release of some amazing new products!!  But as we enthusiastically bring in the new, we must reluctantly retire some of the old.  Check out the complete 2012 Retiring List of items that will be retiring this Idea Book cycle.  

We do our best to keep these products in stock until the end of their Idea Book cycle, but effective immediately, the items on this list are available ONLY while supplies last.  So combine the items from your Retiring Wish List and enter them on the December Deals & Steals link on my website or combine them with the Deal of the Day and EMAIL ( me so the order can be placed immediately so you don't miss out.

Shop early, because once these items are gone...they are GONE!!

Holiday Wish Lists & Gift Certificates

Ho!! Ho!! Ho!!  It's Santa's Little Elf here.  Are there items on your Close To My Heart Wish List that you would LOVE for the holidays?!?!  See any Retiring Items that you MUST HAVE?!?!  Then let your family, friends and co-workers know that they can shop from the comfort of their home and get those items that will bring a HUGE smile to your face when you open them.  Email me at for your copy!!  Don't get stuck with another set of flannel jammies...get what you REALLY want this year!!  I will even gift wrap orders of $50 or more!!  I also do Gift Certificates if they want to go that route!!

I know this was a TON of information...but sooooo many GREAT deals that can't be passed up!!  Previous years Corporate has not done a fun promotion during the holidays like this so we are super excited to help you take advantage of Great Prices on Awesome Products.  Please email me at with any questions and HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble Up Some Incredible Close To My Heart Savings & Enter My Thankful For You Giveaway!!

Gobble Up Some Incredible Savings!!  

Sleep in and avoid the malls, the massive crowds, the crazy parking lot jams - get great deals from the comfort of home, in your pajamas, if you'd like!!

Beginning at 12:01am (MST) on Friday, November 23, 2012, and ending at 11:59pm (MST) on Monday, November 26, 2012, gobble up some great deals!! 

EMAIL me at for all of my great deals 
and place your order by clicking on the link at the bottom that says 
"JOIN" by the "Thankful For You" link on my website 
no later than 11:59pm Monday, 11/26 to take advantage of my great offers!!

*****  I'm So Thankful for YOU!!  *****

Your support and loyalty as my club members, customers, hostesses, friends and family over the years has been a true blessing in my life!!  

I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet wonderful people, doing something I love, while supporting my loved ones!!

I'd like to thank YOU by offering a drawing to WIN a FREE Close To My Heart Workshop On The Go Kit!!  

You can enter the drawing several different ways from Friday, November 23 thru Monday, November 26:

1.  Everyone who places an order will be entered.

2.  Everyone who joins my Close To My Heart Team will be entered.

3.  Everyone who goes and LIKES my Facebook Fan Page - - and posts "I am thankful for ___" and fills in the blank will be entered. 

4.  Everyone who goes and FOLLOWS my BLOG - - and comments on this post will be entered.

REMEMBER to EMAIL me at to find out what my Close To My Heart Specials are!!  

You will want to Gobble them right up!!

Be sure to place your order HERE and click on the link at the bottom that says“JOIN” by the “Thankful For You!!” in order to be entered into the drawing for FREE product!! 

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving time with family and friends and look very forward to continue building our relationship thru the art of crafting!!  

My Close To My Heart Expo Booth!!

Sorry all for going MIA on you!!

I was EXTREMELY busy getting my Close To My Heart Booth ready for the One Of A Kind Stamping & Scrapbooking Expo in Madison, WI last weekend.

There was soooo much to get ready.

I increased the size of my booth from 10' x 15' last year to 10' x 30' this year.

I had to get all my Artwork Boards updated with the current paper packs.

Get Idea Books and Flyers Labeled.

Get Facebook Fan Page Tickets for Chances to Win Product Ready.

Set my gridwall/slatwall up in my basement and then tear down and pack it all away in a manner that was easy to set back up at the Expo the next day...LOL!!

I had a weekend retreat in there that I hosted too prior to last weekend.

Needless to's been go, go, go time.

I'm paying for it now though with a horrible head cold...but...I'll survive...right?!?!  LOL!!

Here are some photos from my CTMH booth!!  Sorry for the not-so-good quality of the photos as it was a quick take photos with my phone before it opened for business on Friday night!!  :o)

I was so proud of how it turned out!!

Back of a friend's borrowed truck with all my gridwall/slatwall panels and 12 boxes of product!!

Back of our mini van with the rest of my product, tables, carts, etc!!

My booth was the first one you came to in the first aisle.  
This is what you would see as you walked up to the side of it.
This is where my husband sat to work the register!!  :o)

Just as you turn the corner!!

Walking in to my booth.
This is where my husband sat from the front view.
The triangle rack on the left is full of current and past Stamp of the Month Sets.

The stamp sets on the left are all the active sets from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.
Then there were the stamp sets that coordinated with the Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy Collections.
And lastly retired stamp sets.

Then you have the Cricut Artiste Collections and Art Philosophy Collections along with artwork!!

My Join My CTMH Team station!!
Happy to say that our From the Heart Embellishers Team
added our newest Consultant Laura H. that Saturday!!

The Make-and-Take area where we made Cards, Christmas Ornaments, Treat Cups, etc. all weekend long.

The Paper Packets, Stickease & Complements and Embellishments.

The Embellishments, Tools, & Organization Section!!

  The 50% Off Section!!

A blurry picture of some more artwork on the endcap.

Back of the 50% Off Section with More Artwork!!

We had so much fun and did a lot better than we did at last year's event.

Looking very forward to what 2013 will bring us!!

Thanks to ALL the new customers we met!!

We look very forward to working with you in the future!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Close To My Heart's Pigment vs. Dye Inks!!

When is it best to use pigment ink and when is it best to use dye ink? 

Find out the answer along with even more helpful tips to make your stamped images perfect for the occasion!!

Mini Pigment Pads Sets - $19.95
Z2500 Whimsy
Z2501 Adventure
Z2502 Enchantment
Z2503 Basics

Colonial White Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2168) - $6.95

White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2163) - $6.95

Exclusive Dye Based Inks - $5.95

To Purchase Your Close To My Heart 
Pigment or Dye-Based Inks Click the Shopping Cart!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Close To My Heart Holiday Ornaments!!

Learn how to make handmade ornaments from the heart using three coordinating products you’re sure to love and use year after year!!

Close To My Heart Products Used in the Video:

Ornamental Cheer (D1520) - $17.95

Set of 7

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y1006)

Coordinates with the Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686).

Featuring hundreds of basic, versatile shapes and fonts you'll use every day, many of which coordinate with dozens of our My Acrylix® stamps, this collection is a must-have for every crafter!!

Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

Creative Feature Keys: Layer, Decorative Layer, Tag, Card, Font, Font Layer.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 

1" × 1" (Y1000)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
2" × 3½" (Y1009)
3" × 3" (Y1006)

These white chipboard shapes can be stamped, painted, papered, chalked, and more! 9" × 12" sheet.

Coordinates with our Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686).

Add some sparkly pizzazz to your cards and layouts with these small Bitty Sparkles. (100 pieces; round, adhesive-backed, 2 mm)

To Purchase Your Holiday Ornament Supplies 
Click on the Shopping Cart!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Close To My Heart's Patterns from the Heart!!

Take a peek at one of the single-page scrapbook patterns—great for the opening page of your album—in our Make It from Your Heart®publication. 

With both card and scrapbook patterns included, you’ll turn to this publication time and time again!!

Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 (9035) - $7.95

This softbound, affordable how-to publication features 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns. 

Inspired by Jeanette Lynton's Let Me Show You How® philosophy, the patterns are the same as those found in the Workshops on the Go® cardmaking and scrapbooking programs for 2012–2013. 

This publication highlights all-new artwork, technique ideas, and color palettes, conveniently bound in one volume for easy reference.

To Purchase Your Own Copy of the Make It From Your Heart Publication Click on the Shopping Cart!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Close To My Heart's Studio J - How To: Step-by-Step Basics

Indulge your desire to create gorgeous layouts in minutes—it’s easy, fast, and fun with Studio J!!

Your artsy side will be inspired by the variety of timeless patterns, your creative side will love the themed kits, and the over-achiever in you will be thrilled at how much scrapbooking you get done!!

Check out this Video on Close To My Heart's Studio J on the Step-by-Step Basics!!     You’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. In five easy steps, create beautiful 12" × 12" two-page layouts showcasing your stories.   When the custom prints arrive at your door, slip them into your cherished albums. No one will guess it only took a few minutes to design them!

To start playing with Studio J for FREE
click on the below blinkie!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Create Close To My Heart Hand-Made Gifts This Season!!

The holiday season is coming up fast — have you started your shopping yet? 

And what are you going to get for those few people on your list who are impossible to shop for? 

What do you give to that person that seems to have everything? 

If you’ve got some question marks on your list this year, try giving something handmade.

Why handmade? 

There are many reasons that a gift you make yourself is more meaningful than what you can get off the shelf:
  • Time — is there anything more valuable? Once you’ve given your time to something, you can never get it back. When you put your valuable time into making something personal and unique, you are giving one of the most valuable things you have.
  • Personal Touch — everything you create is infused with a part of you. A gift that you created is much more likely to remind the recipient of you simply because it carries the signature of your creativity.
  • Customizable — don’t spend hours in stores looking in vain for just the right thing. With a handmade gift, you can make something just right by tailoring it to what you know about the person you are giving it to.
  • Rarity — when you make something handmade, you are creating an item that is unique. That uniqueness adds value to the gift because there is nothing else like it. It is a gift that only you can give.
There is no limit to the handmade gifts you can give this year. 

A beautiful card or scrapbook page may be just the right thing, or a decorated picture frame, jewelry box, or wall art. 

Let your creativity shine this holiday season and give something that means a little more — give something handmade.

Go HERE to see some great project ideas 


email me at 
to get your own copy for FREE!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Close To My Heart's Monogram Magic!!

Discover the versatility of the My Acrylix® Monogram stamp sets—you can personalize office supplies and household items in a snap!!

I LOVE the new Monogram Stamps!! 

I'm lucky because my first and last name both begin with a 'K'...LOL!!
The Monogram Stamps are a Set of 1.

Recommended My Acrylix® Block:
2" × 2" (Y1003)

They coordinate with the Cricut® Artiste (Z1790) and Cricut®Art Philosophy collections (Z1686)!!

Here are some fun cards I made using the Monogram 'K' stamp!! 

I cardlifted these from the very talented Close To My Heart Consultant Lisa Stenz!! 

To Purchase Your Close To My Heart Monogram Stamp Sets Click on the Shopping Cart!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Close To My Heart's November Campaign: Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!!

Record the “when” of your memories and do so much more with November’s Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date. 

This stamp set’s striking versatility will add pizazz to dozens of projects: calendars, layouts, cards, birthdays, games, as well as anything that calls for a numbered list. 

Capture this set of 72 stamps for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase!!

And when you do, remember to take advantage of this month’s special by picking an additional stamp set from the Idea Book for 50% off!

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as part of this promotion during November!!  

How COOL is that?!?!  I LOVE THIS COMPANY!!

The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting.

Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!!

* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.

Dates: Offer valid November 1–30, 2012

To purchase your Close To My Heart Products
click on the Shopping Cart!!

Close To My Heart's November Stamp of the Month - Capture the Date (S1211)

I know you love a good deal, especially on quality products like Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix® stamp sets. 

If you’ve been keeping your eye on a particular set or two, then now is the perfect time to act!! 

During November, you can get 50% off your favorite stamp set in the Idea Book. Here’s how:

You already know about the Stamp of the Month program, where you can buy an exclusive D-size stamp set for just $5 with your $50 qualifying order. 

This month, when you qualify for and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you get an additional bonus of 50% off any other stamp set in the Idea Book!! 

This deal excludes those sets sold as part of Workshops on the Go® kits or our Cricut® collections, but that still leaves you over one hundred options to choose from!!

When you see how versatile and exciting the November Stamp of the Month set is, you will see how this offer rewards you for getting something you already know you want!! 

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.

November's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Capture the Date (S1211)
(Set of 72)

Recommended Blocks:
1" x 1" (Y1000) 
2" x 2" (Y1003)
2" x 3 1/2" (Y1009)

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® Capture the Date - $5.00 with $50 purchase or $17.95
    2. Dakota Paper Packet - $9.50
    3. Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
    4. Posh Journaling Spots - $5.95
    5. Sparkles Clear Assortment - $2.95
    6. Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment - $4.95
    7. Cricut® Artiste Collection - $99.00

Required Tools
  1. Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection - $99.00
  2. Colonial White Cardstock - $9.50
  3. Goldrush Cardstock - $14.50
  4. Lagoon Cardstock - $14.50
  5. Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  6. Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  7. Foundry® Binder Clips - $4.95
  8. Sanding Kit - $3.50
  9. Bone Folder - $4.95
  10. Clear Detail Embossing Powder - $3.95
  11. VersaMark® Ink Pad - $9.95
  12. Memory Book Mini Glue Dots® - $7.50
  13. 3-D Foam Tape - $5.95
  14. Adhesive
  15. Thread
  16. Cricut® Craft Room

12" × 12" Time Flies Page

7" × 5" Happy Birthday Card

Count with Me Box & Cards

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