Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Party Is On Stamp Set

“The Party Is On” Stamp set is great for your entire party cards.
I made this birthday card for our friend Chris's 40th birthday. I thought this design needed a fire extinguisher to put our some of the candles and since he has a fire truck it made perfect sense to make create this.

Babycakes Paper pack (Polka Dots, Slate, and Sunset used)
My Acrylic Stamp Set - The Party Is On (Hostess Rewards Stamp Set)
For the base card I used a pattern for cascading card that I found on SplitCoastStamper

Thanks for stopping by, Michele

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stamp of the Month ~ A Chocolate Affair

This month was such a fun stamp to work with and this month you can get it FREE with a $50 purchase from my store. How awesome is that?  I love FREE stuff as I'm sure you do also.  So below is this month stamp of the month card sample that I made here at the SOTM club at my house and we also had a chocolate fountain party.  It was very yummy! 

A Chocolate Affair Stamp Set
Brown Ribbon
I hope that you enjoy this and stop back soon!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Close to my Heart August Newsletter

Celebrate Your Creativity
Sweetening the Deal

Get a free August Stamp of the Month set

August 2013 Stamp of the Month: A Chocolate Affair (S1308); 2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 11

The Stamp of the Month stamp set is already a pretty big treat — it doesn’t get much better than trendy, must-have sets for just $5 with your qualifying purchase. But this month, we’re sweetening the deal even more!

When you place a minimum order of $50 during August, you’ll receive the Stamp of the Month, A Chocolate Affair, for free! The My Acrylix
® A Chocolate Affair stamp set includes 16 images and sentiments to add some flavor to any layout, card, or 3-D item. Browse the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, place a qualifying purchase of awesome products, and score a delicious Chocolate reward free!

Here is the card that we created at my Stamp of the Month Make/Take.

To order click the link below.

Base & Bling
Craft a new look

Base and Bling: 2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 75

Close Read
Prepare to dazzle with our new Base & Bling wearable crafts. These accessory projects are affordable, easy to make, and show off your personal pizzazz. Create rings, wrist cuffs, necklaces, hair clips, and headbands using the many stylish Base & Bling jewel, word, and floral accents — you’ll find just the right mix to complement your look!

Find everything you need to make great wearable crafts in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

Admire the Base & Bling line here

Designed Décor Frames
Sturdy displays for all your memories

Designed decor frames: Chore chart (2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 70

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Show off your artwork for all to see by displaying it with a new Designed Décor frame! With a classic black or white wood frame and decorative clothesline or honeycomb wire, these home décor pieces are ideal choices for displaying your artwork.

And thanks to mini clothes pins (Z1815) and hook clips (Z1899), sold separately, you don’t need to turn a single page to enjoy the memories you’ve preserved. Enjoy the flexibility of swapping out artwork on occasion, or choose to make your design more long-lasting. The Designed Décor frame is a trendy way to share your memories with the world!

Check out the Designed Décor Frame

Stop back soon and create with love and heart!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July Specials ~ Close to my Heart has two great specials this month.

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go®canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required!

From July 1– July 31 you can get this complete kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take paper crafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.

The Sweet Life Stamp Set
Bring on the sweetness with your cards and scrapbooking layouts with the sweet cherries, apples, peaches and Sweet Life verses that are included in this awesome Size-D acrylic stamp set. This stamp set gives you the option to add colors by using watercolor pencils, exclusive markers and blending pens.  You can purchase this amazing stamp set for just $5 with any $50 purchase.
To take advantage of both of these sweet offers this month stop by my online store and join the July's Orders online show or contact me to place your qualifying order.


Monday, June 3, 2013

June Specials ~ Lets get Patriotic, My Creation Mini Banner and Stamp of the Month

Celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set (retail: $9.95) and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set (retail: $17.95) and Strong & Free (Canada) Stamp set (retail: $17.95) will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set! You can order the sets directly at and click on Promotions>Lets Get Patriotic or click the title link!


Also in the month of June, when you place a $25 order that includes a stamp set, a My Creations® mini banner will be added to your order for free! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.
Stamp of the Month
Each month you can enjoy a new 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, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing as well as all other promotions.
Creativity starts with the heart! 




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month ~ Dream Pop Paper KIt

This Month for National Scrapbooking Month Close to my Heart is releasing for a limited time the Dream Pop Paper Kit.  I just love the bright banana, grey, mint, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine and accent colors.  They remind me so much of the hot days of Summer.  You can get the exclusive Dream Pop Paper Kit for only $10 when you make a $35 purchase.  When you purchase the Dream Pop Paper Kit, I will provide to you for free, the step by step directions on how to make the awesome selection of cards, scrapbook pages and paper favors that are shown below.
I hope that you love the Dream Pop Kit as much as I do.  So stop on by and take a look around.  I have listed below some Close to my Heart products that coordinate with this awesome paper kit:

Suggested Add-Ons
1385 White Daisy Cardstock  $14.50
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2190 Gypsy Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad  $5.25
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z1823 M y Creations™ Clear Treat Tubes $5.95
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim $4.95
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes $6.95
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet $4.95
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems $3.95
Z1777 Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet $6.95
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape $4.95
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment $4.95
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment $4.95
Z534 Micro-Tip Scissors $2.95
Z1294 Sanding Kit $3.50
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection $99.00
So make your dream come true and stop by to purchase the awesome Dream Paper kit.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Welcome to new beginings

Over the last few weeks, I've been thinking about how I can help other people keep there memories alive.  I did a lot research and have finally made a decision to become a Close to My Heart Consultant.  At first my thoughts were that I'll sign up and get a huge amount of supplies for the $49 and a great discount.  So that's what I did.  With all of the tools that they give you, I can see how I can help other to keep there memory's preserved as well as have fun doing it, and that makes it's all that much better.  The best part is that I can still do the digital scrapbooking as well as the traditional.  Close to my Heart has a great digital scrapbooking tool called Studio J that includes the cost of creating, printing and shipping.  It's great for the person that wants to create the professional look in 30 minutes.

Today my Close to my Heart kit arrived and I was wowed about how much product they give you in the starter kits.  I can't wait for my first gathering in two weeks to show my friends and family how they too can preserve there memories for years to come.

If you're in the Southern New Jersey area and would like to have a gathering were we can make great cards/scrapbook layouts, please email me with a date and we can have a great time. 

I will be hosting gathering and workshops at least once a month at my home.

Stop by again soon.  I'll be posting project that I'm working:)