Friday, August 20, 2010

National Stamping Month Special

and three’s best of all! Celebrate
your love of stamping by using
stamps to embellish the three
mini albums in our exclusive
National Stamping Month
kit, Triple Play. With inks, stamps,
albums, and pre-cut accents for stamping,
you’ll complete all three albums in a jiffy. Since each album has
its own color scheme, all three are unique and ready for many
different kinds of photos. Make one for yourself and two to give
away—if you can bear to part with them!
In honor of National Stamping Month, you can get huge discounts
on the Triple Play kit when you purchase My Acrylix® stamps from
your wish list, or get it free when you host a qualifying Gathering
or become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Here are five ways to get
this outstanding mini album kit: (Note: We’ve saved the best for last,
so be sure to read all five!)
1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $29.95.
2. Purchase $25 in My Acrylix® stamps and get the Triple Play
kit for just $15.
3. Spend $40 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5!
4. Host a Gathering with sales of $300 or more and get
Triple Play FREE!
5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant and get the kit FREE!
National Stamping Month is always fun, but this year you’ll get
three times the excitement with Triple Play!

*Qualifying stamps set purchases exclude Stamp of the Month sets, K-size custom stamps, and Workshops
on the Go™ stamp sets. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for customers and hostesses
August 15–September 30, 2010. Offer valid for new Consultant enrollees September 1–30, 2010. Limit one
discount-priced Triple Play kit per order per customer. Offer valid while supplies last.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Acrylic Mini Album

I made this really cute Acrylic album for my dear niece Lindsey's wedding shower. I used Topstitch paper. I was able to create this album in just a few hours, yet it looked like I had spent days. I've always had a thing for mini albums, but these Acrylic ones are my favorites!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Graduation Cards

We had a number of graduates this year….. College and High School. I always find graduation cards hard to make, (I never like the stamp sets) and this year I needed something fast and simple. This is what I came up with. One for boys and one for girls.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Family Blocks

My dear friend Erin made me these sweet blocks.
She used my favorite pink and chocolate papers and lots of bows and flowers.
Thanks Erin

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Studio J

Close To My Hearts new digital scrapbooking program soon to be released!
Consultants have been previewing Studio J for a few months now, helping work out the bugs.
I’ve created a number of layouts and I have to say it’s easy and enjoyable to create with.
I ordered a new 12 x12 album to store them in, but I’ve also put some old school layouts in the album.
They really blend together nicely….. Due to the high quality of paper and the printing that makes the digital pages look AMAZING!

Look for upcoming information about Studio J!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Card

I always have a hard time making Easter cards.... I think it's because I don't like to use "Easter colors". So this year I went with hollyhock pink, white and black. When I was done with it, I had to laugh..... it can be an Easter card OR a breast cancer card.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Molly the Owl

For well over a week I’ve been watching a barn owl who lives in an owl box in California. She’s on the web 24/7 and on my computer in the kitchen day and night. She has one owlet and 4 eggs.
I’m Addicted to Molly!

Due to my addiction to Molly I haven’t done any crafting in over a week. Then it hit me. My mother had given me a cute note card set that she wasn’t going to use. Today as I passed by my stamproom I saw them sitting there and it hit me, “I could make something fast and easy with those.” So I spent about 10 minutes making these cute “molly cards” to send to my fellow addicts (you know hoot you are) I also made two extras so that if someone who reads my blog tells me that they are also a Molly addict I can send them one too. So here’s your challenge, go check out Molly,
if you think I’m crazy.... then no card for you! But, if you find Molly as amazing as I do let me know and if you’re one of the first two I’ll send you one of the cards.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dare To Dream

For New Consultants:
Receive all four of the Stamps of the Month (May-August) found in the Summer 2010 Idea Book when you enroll anytime during March 1-31.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Studio J

I've been scrapbooking on my computer today.
Close To My Heart is about to launch it's new and exciting digital scrapbooking program....
Studio J
I've been playing around with it, along with Close To My Heart consultants around the world. As we have issues arise we are asked to report them to the home office. I've had very few glitches (most have been with setting on my computer) and reported them as they arose, the CTMH office would always get back to me on the next business day with an email trying to help me resolve the problem. Today I sat down with my laptop, and a goal of completing the three layouts I've started. I'm proud to say I've done it. Here is a little taste of what I've created.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This is batch two of Valentines for me.
I had to mail a check to a friend last night, and I couldn’t send it “naked” so I thought I’d whip out a card to send it in, and I can never make just one card at a time, so I made eight. They were pretty fast to make, and I like the simple look of the card.
Best of all it fits in a business size envelope!

Notebook paper x7102B
Rustic Alphabet Set E1002
White Daisy Flowers Z1300

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Relief for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti,
and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping
has never been easier! Throughout February, purchase a
12" x 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one FREE—
and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2
US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only
$14.95 US, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock
and you help this urgent, important cause.
Offer valid February 1–28, 2010. Tax and shipping/handling charges may
apply. Donations to Haiti will be made by Close To My Heart on your behalf to
Operation Smile’s relief efforts. To learn more about their efforts visit

Friday, January 29, 2010

Water Bottles

Lauren and I whipped these bottles out last night. Savanna is singing in the New Mexico All State Choir this weekend. I wanted to make a personalized water bottle for the kids who made the choir from the Moriarty - Edgewood school district.
They are super simple to make. Just cut a strip of Background and Texture paper that’s wide enough to cover the label of the water bottle. Savanna had typed out the names of the kids and printed them on computer paper. Then Lauren and I just glued them to the BG&T and then used packaging tape to attach then to the bottle. Simple and the kids love them!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Felicity Collection

I’ve had these papers sitting around, and have been itching to use them. It took me a long time to find pictures to use, I stumbled across pictures I’d taken at my niece, Kristen’s wedding. Her wedding was very elegant, and these papers don’t capture that, but I think they did bring out the earthy tones of the location.

If you love the Felicity Collection papers you can still get them on my Close To My Heart website

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Savanna’s Room

Savanna decided last summer that she wanted her room decorated in a
Paris theme.
Thanks to Mrs Persival (art teacher) and her hours of painting with Savanna
over the summer break.
Tonight we put the finishing touch on the wall…. The long awaited clocks!
These clocks have been working out in mine and Savanna’s heads for a long time. And today I bit the bullet and just did it.
Thank you Erin for the encouragement and advice on cutting vinyl on the Cricut.
And thanks to Scott for spotting me as I climbed up on the stool
and helping me get everything straight.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Little Blue Card

I received a sweet little Christmas card from my sister this year, and it inspired me to create this little blue card. 4X4.5 I used Heavenly Blue cardstock, and just a small scrap from my Topstitch paper pack. I broke out the new Togetherness stamp set D1402 (which I really love) and Pewter Designer Brads Z1146. I’ve actually had the brads for awhile, but just couldn’t bring myself to use them, as they are so beautiful. I had planned on putting them on a scrapbook page because, in theory, that way I could keep them forever. But they seemed so perfect for this card that I just had to use a few of them. Not to worry, I still have plenty left for a scrapbook page or two.
I also broke out my new Piercing Tool Kit Z1114. I’ve had the CTMH piercing tool for years, it was not as sharp as it use to be, and it was getting some glue residue on it. I love the new pad that comes with the tool now. I’m sure it’s going to always have to be right at hand on my craft table!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Valentine’s Day Cards

I made up this stack of cards the other night. They are 8 x 4.5 and will fit in a business size envelope.
Baby Pink Cardstock
Vineyard Berry Cardstock and ink
Topstitch paper pack X71208
All My Love stamp set D1194
State of Mind stamp set D1416 (my new favorite)
Paper flowers
Brown eyelet
Bitty Sparkles
Ribbon: Vineyard and Baby Pink