Monday, January 31, 2011

Two Great Deals for February!

Deal #1 
February is Free, Free, & Fabulous

When you sign up to be a Consultant with Close To My Heart during February and achieve Straight To The Top (both levels; first month and the first three months), you will receive Straight To The Top rewards of $100 in select product credit, PLUS they'll receive a rebate of $129 on your New Consultant Kit. It's free products and a free kit—a fabulous deal!  To sign up today, click here or email me so we can talk!

Deal #2
A Perfect 10 for Studio J®
Buy 9, Get 1 Free (3 Month and 12 Month Members Only)

February is free layout month for Studio J® members! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. And so on! If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join! Get your layouts here!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Do You Need a Miracle?

Try the new serene Miracle paper kits from Close to my Heart.  With the peaceful blues and greens and splashes of yellows, this paper pack is versatile enough for most of your layouts or cards.  I especially love the flowers that remind me of pinwheels.  You can get your own Miracle on February 1st here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Calling All Sports Fans!

When I was a kid, my mom and I spent our summer days at Dodger Stadium, eating Dodger Dogs and watching the Men in Blue do what they did best.  That was a few years ago, but the new Fanfare papers take me back to those days.  This is the perfect summertime paper with its stars and stripes.  The complimentary Stickease  include pinwheels, pennants and balloons to complete the feel.  Come back here on February 1st to get it all, and don't forget to pick up the coordinating stamps and inks.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

When You're This Lucky, It's No Gamble

There is no gambling involved because everyone is a winner with these papers!  Complete with a bingo grid and bicycles, the masculine Lucky papers are versatile and perfect for anyone creating a scrapbook layout or card for their favorite guy.  These papers incorporate Desert Sand, Olive, Outdoor Denim and Sunset to creat stunning artwork.  You can get these papers on February 1st here.  The embellishments are just as fun as the papers, with a Bucket List journaling Spot, Bingo Stickease, and much more!

Where's Opie?

For one wonderful year, I lived in Mayberry.  Really. I moved from a big town in California that felt like a small town until I moved to Mayberry.  You wouldn’t find it on a map because it goes by a different name, but spend five minutes there and you know where you are.  The businesses consist of one restaurant (only open on the weekends), one gas station, a post office, a bank and city hall. The buildings are in serious disrepair and the population is 300 (counting the cemetery population).  Most humorous, the police officer works 30 hours per month.  No typo!  What does this have to do with scrapbooking?  A lot.  On February 1st, Close to my Heart is releasing a new paper kit named Mayberry.  These papers give you that feeling of being in a comfortable little town where you can sit on the porch and sip sweet tea.  It’s fun and happy and waiting to come to your town!  Make sure you stop here to order Mayberry and get your piece of the pie!  Make sure to order the coordinating inks too (Cocoa, Honey, Olive, and Smoothie).

Monday, January 24, 2011

Simplicity is Bliss

Using Bamboo, Chocolate, Grey Flannel, and Vanilla Cream, the Bliss papers are understated and peaceful.  The sample products made with this paper kit are for a wedding and couldn't be more perfect.  The embellishments and one of the pages are full of butterflies, flowers and birds.  Another paper portrays outdoor scenes and the others are simple floral and stripes.  After February 1st, you can purchase these products here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sophia Makes Me Blush

Here are some more gorgeous projects using the Sophia papers.  These papers combine Blush, Goldrush, Hollyhock and Pear for a Springy look.  One of the papers, not included in these projects, is full of sentiments such as truth, love, imagine, fun, laugh, unity and dozens of other words perfect for a girly page.  Add these papers (and inks if you don't already have them) to your wishlist because they will be going live along with many other paper packs, stamp sets, and embellishments on February 1st.  You will be able to get them here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sweetheart Card

Here is a card made using the new Sweetheart papers.
 All materials used are from Close to my Heart and can be purchased here.  I also used Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039), Clear Sparkles (Z1104), Liquid Glass (Z679), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Charmed Stamp Set (C1385), One of A Kind Stamp Set (D1410), Cotton Candy Re-Inker (Z2193), Black Stamp Pad (Z2105), and White Daisy Stamp Pad (Z2163).

Friday, January 21, 2011

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here come the Sweetheart papers.  Using Baby Pink, Black, Cotton Candy, and Tulip, you will create layouts, cards, and more using this heart and flower-filled paper.  The coordinating stamps and embellishments are just as lovely as the papers!  You can shop for the papers and coordinating products at beginnining February 1st!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Get Your Inspirations Here!

Even though the new Idea Book doesn't come out for a few more days, you can get a sampling of the new products in the Inspirations book through January 31st.  Better yet, many of the stamp sets are discounted and you can get January's Stamp of the Month FREE with only a $50 purchase!  Click here for more details and to view the entire Inspirations brochure.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coming Soon to an Idea Book Near You!

The new Idea Books are coming out in two weeks and I can't wait!  They are packed with new products including 8 new paper packs!  Beginning today, I will give you a preview of the new papers and other products each day leading up to the launch date of February 1st.  The first preview is actually available now, as part of the Inspirations Preview Booklet.
These are the beautiful Wings papers and Find Your Style, the January Stamp of the Month.  You can find Level 1, Level 2 and Workshop on the Go kits using the Wings papers.  The colors for the Wings papers are Vineyard Berry, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, and Black.  These products are all available at  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday Date Night

Last night was Friday Date Night, but not with my husband.  He was hundreds of miles away, so I let my daughters have a movie night and I planned a date night with my Close to my Heart inks and papers.  {BLISS} Or so I thought! I had no idea what I was getting into.  I enjoy being an organized person whenever possible, but my scrapbooking supplies had gotten out of control.  When we lived in California and I began scrapbooking, I didn't really have a good place to store everything.  I did what I could with a small tool box and a few small boxes.  It worked because I didn't have much.  During the past year and a half while we lived with my mom, my supply grew but my only storage space was found in larger tubs.  There is only so much organization that can be found in a big cube!  Now that we have moved into our own place and I was blessed with a BIG rolling tool box for Christmas, it is time to clean up my act.  I am also motivated by the fact that I will begin hosting crops in two weeks. 

I sat down with my papers at 8 pm and organized, sorted and categorized my papers until nearly midnight. Although I stood up my inks (and didn't even let them know I was backing out on our plans), I am so happy to see my cardstock labeled and arranged by color.  Each color even has an envelope for scraps.  My B & T paper is also neatly arranged alphabetically in their clear bags.  The neatness of it all has inspired me to have a Saturday play date with my inks and papers!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Operation Write Home

Here are some cards I made this morning for Operation Write Home using the Cherry-O papers from Close to my Heart.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Magnifique Workshop

Due to popular demand, our scrapbook layout this month will utilize the Magnifique papers. Bring your photos and create a beautiful 2 page layout using the Magnifique papers from Close to my Heart. $5 materials cost includes everything you need! Please RSVP to ensure adequate supplies are available.  RSVP or get more details here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Announcing Handwriting Services

Have you checked out our website lately?  We have added new cards for you to choose from.  We have also added a new service...handwritten cards!  So, for those of you who do not like your own handwriting or just don't have the time to write out all of those thank you cards, we are here to help!  Check it out here!  Leave a comment and you may be chosen to receive a sample in the mail!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

Happy New Year and National Papercrafting Month!  Celebrate with me and the new products from Close to my Heart!

These are created using the new Wings papers.  Aren't they beautiful?! There are several options for purchasing the Wings papers, but the best deal is the Workshop on the Go (G1016).  With it, you receive a stamp set, the Level 2 Paper Pack, a Mini-Medley Accents lack Collection, Spray Pen, and Workshop Guide.  The guide takes you through creating six pages and six cards using all of the enclosed supplies.  The only other things you need are inks and blocks for your stamps.

These products are made with Find Your Style (D1452), January's stamp of the month.  Get this stamp set discounted or FREE with purchase.  To get it free, just purchase the Wings Workshop on the Go and 4 different items. Go here for more details and to order.

Stay tuned for some of my own Wings creations!