07 May 2014

Let's Get Ready to Bundle!!!!

Yep, you read that right! CTMH has put together FIVE bundle packages.  There is something in there for everyone.  :-)

Each of these bundles puts you over the $50 qualifying purchase to be able to get the National Scrapbooking Paper Packet for only $5 ($11.95 value) and the May Stamp of the Month ($17.95 value) at $5.

Check them out at your leisure HERE

Read on and see what each one contains - then read on about my personal special for the month of May!!!!

#1 - STAMPING BASICS COLLECTION - $65.30 (Retails for $70.30):

Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2140)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2135)
Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2170)
Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2147)
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom (A1155)
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Island Greetings (A1157)
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix™ Organizer (Z1038)

#2 - CARDMAKER'S QUICK START $72.35 (Retails for $78.25):

Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2193)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
My Acrylix™ Belated Birthday (B1442)
My Acrylix™ Big Hug (D1584)
2" x 2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1003)
2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009)
White Card and Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922)
Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment (Z1702)

#3 - STAMPING SCRAPBOOKER'S DELIGHT $$132.10 (Retails for $142.10):

Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself (C1574)
My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet (E1028)
My Acrylix™ LOL (A1159)
3" x 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
VersaMat™ (Z1279)
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977)
Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6" Flip Flaps™ (Z4114)
Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment (Z1939)

#4 - MEMORY KEEPING FUNDAMENTALS $133.40 (Retails for $143.40:

Timberline Paper Packet (X7182B)
Timberline Complements (X7182C)
Timberline Assortment (Z3005)
Skylark Paper Packet (X7177B)
Skylark Complements (X7177C)
Skylark Assortment (Z3000)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977)
Cherish™ Scrapbook Program (9038)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)
Corner Rounder (Z1912)
Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
Metallics Markers (Z1768)
Sparkles Flourishes (Z1708)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape (Z1930)
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825)

#5 - ESSENTIAL TOOL KIT $71.05 (Retails for $76.05):

Medium Organizer (Z4139)
Craft Boxes (Z4137)
Dot Embossing Folder (Z1924)
Chevron Embossing Folder (Z1925)
Stitch Guide (Z1852)
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114)
Sanding Kit (Z1294)
Bone Folder (Z1204)
Spray Pens (Z1380)
Create-a-Shade™ Pearl Paint (Z1039)


Purchase the "You've Got A Friend"  D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 (that’s over 70% off retail!) when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products.


During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!


May is Mystery Hostess Month!

Place an order of $30 or more (before shipping and taxes) and have your name entered into the random draw to be the lucky recipient of the FREE Hostess Rewards of your choice ($25 or more, depending on total sales).  Everyone who makes a qualifying purchase will have their name put into the drawing and, on May 30, I will draw ONE name to be the "Hostess" for the month.

For every $30 you spend (before shipping and taxes), your name will be put in.  For example:  place an order of $60 and your name goes in twice and etc.  (Psst!!  Any one of the kits above would qualify you for at least two entries - Just sayin')

Go to MY WEBSITE to place your order - or - CONTACT ME to place your order.

Are you on my email list?  Lucky you!  I have another promotion just for you.  (Newsletter to follow).  Not on the list?  CONTACT ME to be added!!

05 April 2014

One Heck of an Amazingly Great Deal!!!!

How would you like $300 worth of Close To My Heart products for only $99???

New Consultant Kit.  Click HERE to see a list of contents.

How would you like to get one of our Cricut Cartridge collections absolutely FREE???

Artbooking Collection
Art Philosophy Collection

Artiste Collection

Usually when something sounds too good to be true, it is.  In this case, however, it IS true!  It's the best deal from Close To My Heart that I have seen in  years!

Join my team in the month of April and not only will you receive the New Consultant Kit for only $99 (retail value of $300+) but you can choose from one of our Cricut Collections for FREE (another $99 value - retail value of nearly $125)

So you are getting over $400 worth of product for only $99 (plus shipping and taxes) so you are saving 75% off the retail price of everything you are getting !!!!

Each Cricut Collection comes with a Cricut cartridge with over 700 images. three co-ordinating D-size stamp sets, and three co-ordinating 12"x9" Dimensional Elements sheets.

The hardest part will be choosing which collection you want.  :-)

To take advantage of this amazing offer, visit my site and sign up.  Go! Now! Hurry before April is over!

30 March 2014

Heartified: Christmas in March? Why not!

Have I ever mentioned I LOVE Christmas?  Especially making Christmas cards?

Well, this one by Barbara Anders caught my eye on Pinterest and since I still have some scraps of the Sparkle and Shine patterned paper, this seemed like the ideal card to use some of those up.  :-)

Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: D1562 Frosted Card Making Workshop
Patterned Paper: Sparkle and Shine
Cardstock: Ruby, Colonial White
Inks:  Ruby
Embellishments: Z1330 Mistletoe Assortment, Z1104 Sparkles

Heartified: Spiders to Snowflakes

I absolutely loved this card by Melinda Spinks when I found it on Pinterest!  Simple but lots of character.  I'm not much for Halloween but I definitely love Christmas so I turned it into a Christmas card.  Getting a very early head start to my Christmas card making.  :-)

The patterned paper I chose for the square had a lot of white in it so it didn't really pop off the white card base I used so I  distressed the edges using the ruby ink.

The snowflakes were muted a bit by stamping of on a scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock so they wouldn't overpower the rest of the card.  The snowflake piece and the round "flakes" were all popped up using dimensional adhesive.

And, of course, a little bling one each of the round "flakes".  I drew dotted lines to show the path of the falling "flake" since they really don't fall straight down.

I don't normally, but decided to dress up the inside of the card a little, too.  Trying to use up ALL the scraps that are left over after making a layout or card, so this was one way to do that.  :-)

Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: D1480 Snowflakes ; 
Patterned Paper: Sparkle and Shine
Cardstock: White Daisy
Inks:  Ruby

17 February 2014

Frosted Scapbooking Workshop on the Go

I know it's not fair to be posting WOTG that are no longer available but I am trying to use up retired papers before I dig into my newer ones.  Plus, it was one of the page kits I had put together for the crop I couldn't go to.  Glad I didn't save this one for the next crop.  I made a few Ooopsies that needed some creative fixing and I wouldn't have had the tools there that I have here at my disposal.

15 February 2014

Babycakes featuring my handsome grandson

Today was supposed to be filled with meeting new people, eating pizza and a whole lot of cropping.  Did you notice the 'supposed'???

Instead of having a fun-filled day at an all-day crop, I am home with one doozy of a chest cold.  A hurts-too-much-to-cough kind of chest cold.

So, I am spending my day in the warmest room in my house - my craft room - courtesy of my dish heater.  I'm not getting as much done as I MAY have at the crop, but I am getting some crafting done.

Did this layout this morning and am working on another one but got tired of poking pieces out of Cricut cut snowflakes.  Took five minutes for one 6 inch piece and still have two to go.  LOL

Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: D1569 Babycakes Scrapbooking Workshop
Patterned Paper:  Babycakes
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Slate, Lagoon, Sunset, Kraft
Inks:  Slate, Lagoon, Sunset
Embellishments: Babycakes Assortment, Bronze Shimmer Trim

05 January 2014

2013's Xmas Cards

I did five different cards this year to send out.  Here are four of the five.  I procrastinated big time this year so they are all CASEd cards.

Normally I start making my Christmas cards the day after Remembrance Day but this year I put it off until the end of November.  Bad Lisa!

I wasn't feeling overly inspired this time around so CASEing seemed the way to go and with the wonderfulness that is Pinterest, I found some that I loved. 

Of course, once I had them all addressed and mailed out - all 50 of them - I just couldn't stop making Christmas cards.  They area one of my favorite to do.  Oh well.  At least I have a jump on next years cards.  LOL

So .... without further adieu, here they are (only showing four as the fifth is using non-CTMH products).

This card was CASEd from Nancy and the original can be found on her blog HERE.  The only difference is the sentiment.
Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: S1310 Scandinavian Wishes
Patterned Paper:  Sparkle and Shine
Cardstock:  Colonial White
Inks:  Ruby
EmbellishmentsBase and Bling Red Jewels, Sparkle and Shine Washi tape
This one is from Blythe and the original card can be found HERE.    Her card was square, which I personally don't like doing.  I made it a standard size card but found that it had a lot of empty space since the card was now bigger and I didn't want to have just the numbers filling it, so I added snowflakes in between. Like the look much better.
Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp SetsD1552 Magical Days
Patterned Paper: Sparkle and Shine 
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Ruby, Silver Glitter
Inks:  Black, Ruby
Other:  Scallop circle punches (SU) 

This one was from Lorrinda.  It was a card she did in 2012.  You can view the original HERE.  The fun part is that she CASEd the card from Lisa Stenz, one of my fave CTMH Consultants.  Lisa's blog can be found HERE.
Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: don't remember
Patterned PaperFrosted
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Frosted Turquoise
Inks:  Black
Other: Art Philosophy  and Artiste Cricut cartridges

Another fave CTMH Consultant with big talent is Vicki and this card is CASEd from here.  The original card is HERE.  I didn't have the right border punch for the card so just used my scallop border punch instead.
Supplies (all CTMH unless specified):
Stamp Sets: C1560 Wintry Wishes
Patterned PaperFrosted 
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Inks:  Black, Crystal Blue
Markers:  Crystal Blue
Embellishments:  Bling Buttons, Silver Glitter Gel
Other:  Branch punch (Martha Stewart), Scallop border punch

31 December 2013

Wow time flies and the Spring/Summer Idea Book is in

I'm still here!!!!

I won't get into details of where I've been for the past 5 months so will just say that papercrafting and blogging took a back seat to it all.

The only highlight of the year was the birth of our first grandchild in August!  We love that little man to bits!!!!!  It doesn't hurt that he lives across the street from us with his mom and dad.  :-)

Lots of snuggles is just what the doctor ordered. 

I didn't get back into my craft room until the end of November when I forced myself downstairs to make some Christmas cards because it's what I do every year and people have come to expect homemade ones from me.

It was just the kick in the pants I needed to get my mojo back.  So, here I am!!!

The new  idea book arrived on my doorstep a few days ago and my wish list is a mile long - as usual.  Those of you who have purchase product from me in the last 12 months will be getting your copy for free - sometime in the next couple weeks. 

If you haven't purchased anything from me in the last year or you are a future client, the Idea Book is $4.  However, if you place an order with me while the Idea Book is active (Feb 1 - July 31), the $4 you paid for the book will be deducted from your total - so it will technically be free.

Click below to get your copy  but remember, the Idea Book cannot be ordered from until Feb 1st!!!

If you're out of town, select the appropriate option to have it mailed to you.

Spring/Summer Idea Book

18 July 2013

13 Days Left and You Are Welcome Here!

Only 13 days left to get in on the Pre-Order special I am offering on the NEW CTMH exclusive "Artbooking" Cricut cartridge.  (See previous post.)

Don't delay!!!!

Sign up today!  Only $49 for the basic startup kit (value of approx. $150).  What a deal!  Click HERE for more details and to sign up!

09 July 2013

New Exclusive CTMH Cricut "Artbooking" cartridge promotion!

The NEW Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Books are in my hot little hands and, once again, CTMH has come up with an amazing new exclusive Cricut Cartridge for us all!!!!

"Artbooking" is going to become one of my all-time favorite cartridges from CTMH, I am sure.  I believe it will become yours also.

Here are images of the shapes available on the cartridge but be sure and read to the end for a pre-order promotion, through me only, to get a great deal on this fabulous new cartridge!

(Click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.)



So .... Was I right?  Does it not look amazing?
As with the previous two exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridges, you get:
- the cartridge, which has over 700 images (font, mini books, and layouts)
- three D-size stamp sets which coordinate with the cartridge
- three sheets of 12"x9" dimensional elements in coordinating shapes
All of this for only $99!!!!!!!!  (retail value $125)
However .........
Pre-order your "Artbooking" cartridge during the month of July and SAVE!!!!
1.  Pre-order and pay for your cartridge collection from July 1 - 31 with an order of $50 or more of ANY other product from either Idea Book (before taxes and shipping) and pay only $79 (before taxes and shipping*) for the cartridge collection - a savings of over 20%!!! PLUS you will save 12% off your other items (before taxes and shipping*)
2. Pre-order and pay for your cartridge collection from July 1 - 31 without any other order (cartridge collection only) or another order less than $50 and pay only $84 (before taxes and shipping*) - a savings of over 15%!!!!
3.  Pre-order and pay for any NEW items from July 1 - 31 totaling $50 or more (before taxes and shipping*) from the new idea book and take a discount of 10%!
(*taxes and shipping are charged on the original price as this is a personal promotion through me only and not through CTMH so your savings come out of my commission)
EMAIL me to place and pay for your order BEFORE July 31st as this promo through me expires 31 July at midnight. 
All orders will be submitted to CTMH on August 1, 2013 for all NEW items, including the cartridge collections.  Items ordered from the older book will be ordered on or before 1 August, depending on how many I receive.