Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gifts of Love

I can't believe it's been almost a whole month since I've posted anything! Whew! What a busy and beautiful season!

I just had to share a couple of very meaningful gifts I received.
The first is from my Danville Club - at our Decmeber club, they presented me with TWO HUGE bags FULL of goodies! You really can't see them all here, but it's the best I could do! Every year, I am unexpectedly surprised! You think I'd get a clue - but I was just so taken off guard and overwhelmed by their generous love! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

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This next gift is just so cool, I had to share. It's from one of my over-the-top creative friends. It's a homemade candle - and scented too! So cute!

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And this gift is also from another over-the-top creative friend! It's a comfort shawl - the most thoughtful gift I could imagine. Have you ever felt like you needed a hug, or found comfort in the fact that someone is thinking of you and praying for you? That's what I feel everytime I wrap this aroundme. Wow! I LOVE THIS! I walk around the house in it all the time! (My husband thinks I look like Old Mother Hubbard! Men! What do they know! LOL!)
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Anyway, I have met everyone of these gifted and wonderful women through my Close To My Heart business! I continue to thank God for the opportunity to have a job I absolutely LOVE and work with people I look forward to seeing all the time!

I hope you have enjoyed this sacred season with close family and friends. My brother arrives tonight and we continue the celebration!

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Everyone!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Clearance Items Available - up to 90% off!!

SHOP MY WEBSITE THIS MONTH FOR A PLETHORA OF DEALS AND DELIGHTS!

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Beginning today, Thursday, December 9, 2010, you can access a variety of retired products that are available at discounted prices - some up to 90% off!!!! We will occasionally add to this collection of products when we have retired items left in inventory that we know you will love. Because inventory can fluctuate, check my website often to take advantage of these products that are offered while supplies last!

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In addition to this, you can still receive a FREE stamp set valued at $22.95 with each $20 order on my website - including the clearance items - with our Plenty for Twenty special all this month! You can place as many qualifying orders as you want during the month to receive several stamp sets. What happens if you receive a stamp set you already have or don't really want? Bring it with you to my Open House in January to exchange with someone else, or select from my cash and carry stamps!

AND, some of the Plenty for Twenty orders will find a hidden treasure inside......the legendary STICKY BOY!!! You just might be a lucky recipient! Who is Sticky Boy, you say? Click here to find out.

Browse the Clearance items now! These deals won't last!! »

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Wish List


Do you have a list of items you'd love to have for your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting? Why not fill out a Wish List and pass it on to your family and friends! Have them order directly through me and receive a 10% discount. OR have them order online here and receive a FREE stamp set with each order of $20 or more. (See the December Special in the post below.) Don't forget that Studio J memberships and 5-packs make great gifts too! You can even request a gift certificate in any amount! I'll even gift wrap and deliver! How easy is that?

So save everyone the hassle of mall shopping and traffic and ensure you get items you really need or want! Click here to print out your wish list or click here to start shopping online now!

Plenty for Twenty in December


Close To My Heart has an awesome special that will fit perfectly into your budget this month! Place an order of only $20 or more* on my website from December 1-31, 2010, and you'll be rewarded with a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE! Talk about getting more for your money-the free stamp set is valued at $22.95! I'm sure you'll be thrilled with the set that CTMH picks out for you. They're also giving you FREE shipping/handling and tax on your free stamp set. That's a lot of Plenty for your Twenty! Click here to start shopping!

*Excluding tax and shipping/handing. Qualifying purchases must include shippable products (Studio J® layout purchases excluded, Studio J memberships and 5-packs will count toward a qualifying order only if shippable items are also ordered).

Christmas Ornaments

Have you seen our new Christmas Ornament Dimensional Elements in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book? I just LOVE our DE products - they are substantial chipboard elements in various shapes, but they come in clean white - which means you can ink them, stamp on them, add paint or glitter, OR cover them with paper! (Most other brands come in a cardboard color which doesn't leave you with as many options!)

Anyway - these are SO easy to personalize with photos, or "to: & from:" stamps as gift tags, or to match any tree theme or color theme! Here is one version featuring our traditional Mistletoe papers and photos:

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Isn't it adorable? Wouldn't your kids LOVE to see pictures of themselves or pets or family members on the tree? Or how about a mini tree in their own room? They could even participate in making these OR you could surprise them by slipping it into their room while they are sleeping on Christmas Eve! Wouldn't that be fun?

Here is another version, using the very same ornaments, but only using ink, prisma glitter, silver embossing powder and a few pearls. In this version is would be SO easy to match any tree theme with our 60 exclusive colors(Disney, Dr. Suess, primary colors, room colors, etc.) Plus you could add pictures to these as well! These would also be super easy to coordinate with your gift wrap as decorations on the package OR put the person's picture in the ornament OR a stamped "To: & From:" inside or on the back. Can't you see how the variations are just endless?

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Everyone at my December All Day Crop will receive a set of these to decorate as desired!
I'm also holding a workshop that day to make these. Want to come? Bring your desired color swatch or gift wrap to match! Can't make it? Order a set of these beauties to do at home! Already decorated for this year? Order a set now for next year!
Contact me for more info!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Cookies & Tea Bag

Here is another quick and easy gift bag to make for your Christmas cookie gifts. This one has an optional pocket on the back to include a tea bag or gift card to your local coffee shop or tea room!

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I got this template from My Time Made Easy. This particular template is called the Tote-All Package.
The front flap attached to the back and folds down over the front and is attached with a velco dot or mini-magnet. I'm not sure I really like the star and tag I put on the front of the bag. I think I'll play around with some other ideas.....but I had to get something posted for my newsletter right away! ;o)
This is a workshop I am offering this month - Monday, December 13th at 6:30pm. The workshop is $6 per bag. Let me know if you are interested in attending or if you'd like to receive a kit by mail.