Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bling It On Gift!


WOW! I love the gift Lisa gave all of us on her team!!! We received little ThirtyOne Carry All Caddy bags embroidered  with "Bling It On!" Even the tag is so stinkin' adorable!

Inside there was a set of personalized cards!

And some fun goodies - jelly bellies, manicure set, and pink glitz glitter!

And finally a pillow box with a "C" monogram stamp, a Thank You, and Pink Glitter Gems!

I have the most amazing uplink - who just happens to be my friend! Thank you Lisa for such a beautiful gift!!! I love it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Convention Team Gifts

We are having SO MUCH FUN here at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort! Close To My Heart has TAKEN OVER!!! 

I like to try and make a little welcome gift for my team that comes to convention. This year I had grand designs and high hopes that I would get it done. However, I've had to turn to "PLAN B". So this silly little gift really just signifies that "I'M SO GLAD YOU CAME!!!!" 

Here is the silly gift each team member will receive at our team meeting tonight:

Everyone gets a personalized bag filled with goodies!


Filled with WHAT you ask? Why candy of course! But not just any candy, candy with a purpose! I decorated each box of candy with a little saying to go along with the theme!

We are going to blow the roof off of this place!!!

For those who don't know, Close To My Heart started out as a company named DOTS!

Yup! And proud of it!

These girls ROCK! Love them all!

Close To My Heart offers a generous compensation plan! Let's do it together!!

Then I have another little something tucked inside as well...

...a personalized necklace!

Love you girls!!! So glad you could come!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Happiest Place On Earth!


I just arrived at the happiest place on earth - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - for Close To My Heart's annual convention. The whole place is already buzzing with excitement! 

The magic begins at the airport, where you simply climb aboard the Magic Express Bus and little fairies collect your bags for you from baggage claim and deliver them directly to your hotel room! Wow! I'm feeling like a princess already!

And now I'm nestled in my room with my bags unpacked and ready to explore the resort! So much fun!! It's a business trip and a girl's trip all rolled into one fabulous time!

I'll be back to share more of the excitement later.....

Friday, June 21, 2013

Going, going,........retired list posted!


In just a few days, Close To My Heart will be revealing our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book and products to consultants at convention! But with the addition of fresh, new products comes the time to say good-bye to some old favorites.

Our retiring products list has just been released, which means that these products are only available on a while supplies last basis beginning today and are only available through the end of July. There are a lot of GREAT products on this list. If there is anything that you need to complete a project or that is on your "must have" list, you'd better get them right away before they are gone!


 
Accessories
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment 
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment 
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment 
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment 
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment 
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment 
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment 
Z1813 Claire Assortment 
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment 
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax
 
Albums
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
 
Crafts
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album 
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
 
Organization
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3)
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer
 
Paper Products
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet 
 
Stamps
A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
C1512 Moonlight Workshop
C1513 Clementine Workshop
C1514 Pear & Partridge Workshop
C1515 Flirty Workshop
C1516 Avonlea Workshop
C1517 Scholastic Workshop
C1518 Dakota Workshop
C1519 La Belle Vie Workshop
C1544 Surf's Up Scrapbooking Workshop
C1545 Later, Sk8r Scrapbook Workshop
C1546 Tommy Scrapbooking Workshop
C1547 For Always Cardmaking Workshop
C1548 Canvas Art Workshop
C1549 Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop
C1551 For Always Scrapbooking Workshop
C1552 Clarie Scrapbooking Workshop
C1553 Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop
C1554 Claire Cardmaking Workshop
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
 
Custom Stamps
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines
 
Tools
1771 WaterbrushMedium
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa
Z1350 Embossing powder topiary
Z1351 Embossing powder dutch blue
Z655 EmbPowderOlive
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry
Z670 EmbPowderBlack
Z672 EmbPowderRed
Z673 EmbPowderWhite
Z724 EmbossingPen
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch 
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium
 
Workshops on the Go®
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit 
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit 
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit


And don't forget, you can add many of the already marked down clearance items to your cart too! You can find them on my shopping website here.



I hear wedding bells!


I'm sorry I have been MIA lately. I've been working on SECRET projects for our Close To My Heart annual convention next week! I can't wait to share them with you! 

But this week I am in PA for my brother's wedding! I'm SO HAPPY for my brother and new sister! He is such a generous, loving, kind, thoughtful, AMAZING man. And my new sister is so full of love and life - I just adore her! 

All that to say....I'll be back soon with artwork and sneak peeks and information to share soon....but right now, I'm celebrating with my family in PA!

Thank you for your patience! More to come.....

Monday, June 17, 2013

For Always Wedding Card

Do you ever find yourself in need of a card, like RIGHT NOW? And you don't have "time" to make a nice one? I LOVE how Close To My Heart has a full line of products that have been designed to quickly and easily coordinate - which makes the creating process quick and easy!

Above is a card I put together in just about a minute! Seriously! Which means it's not fancy or full of juicy techniques, but easily reproducible! I used 2 of the For Always Stickease which were intended for a scrapbook page, but work well on my card. Then I added a couple of sparkle flourishes and some of our black shimmer trim!

Inside I added some more stickease and sparkles.

I matted the inside sentiment with our black glitter paper to tie in the black shimmer trim on the front!

And to top it off, I decorated my envelope too! (Since I will be bringing the card to the wedding and not mailing it, I was able to add dimension and bling!)


This For Always paper is perfect for weddings, but even more it is just TIMELESS and classic. Do you have some in your stash just in case you need a card quick? If not, click here to grab some today!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Follow Your Dreams Club Gifts

I'm always excited to go see "my girls" in Danville! This is my longest running club! Over 6 years! And I love them like sisters!

Tonight I'm bringing them gifts to thank the for "sticking with me"!

I used our small My Creations Paper Pouches! These little beauties come in a package of 20 - and they are food safe - for only $2.95! They are perfect for little gifts and favors! You can stamp directly on them, spray them with ink, or cover them with paper!

Inside is a tag made with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge using our Silver Glitter Paper. I added piece of chewing gum to thank them for "sticking with me"!
On the back of the tag is a thank you note!

You can get these bags in a small or large size. I also used some of our Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, and the stamp set from our Tommy Workshop On The Go Kit.

Click here to get all the supplies you need for your own little thank you's!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ribbons and Trims!


I often add ribbon as an accent or even an afterthought! In this video you will see ways you can make ribbon and trims more of a focal point to create some unique artwork!


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Pull some ribbon from your stash and give it a try! OR click here to stock up on our current and clearance items to create beautiful artwork like the pieces shown in the video!

Have you heard the news?

Close To My Heart is now in Australia and New Zealand!

I love how eloquently Jeanette shares this news. You can read all about it on her blog here.

A great big welcome to our new extended family abroad! G'day Mates!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fall Crop filling up fast!


Just a heads up - my fall crop scheduled for Oct 4-6 is filling up fast. If you are planning on coming be sure to reserve your spot before it fills up! Click here to get all the info and secure your spot today! 

Don't worry, I'll have a waiting list for those who are late to the party. 
Don't miss out! Sign up now!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

NEW clearance items!

Check out the plethora of new items that have been added to the "While Supplies Last" section of my website! There are some GREAT deals but they won't last for long.

Click here to start shopping now!
And don't forget to join my Customer Appreciation gathering before checking out! With a $75 order you get to choose a FREE Workshop On The Go Kit from me! (Be sure to email me your selection, don't add it to your cart or you will be charged.)

Happy Shopping!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

June is Customer Appreciation month!

Close To My Heart has packed June with all kinds of fabulous specials! But guess what, I have another one to add - the cherry on top! Read on to find out how you can score BIG this month!

WITH A $25 PURCHASE...
that includes a stamp set, you can get a FREE mini banner!

WITH A $50 PURCHASE...
you can score June's stamp of the month for only $5!
Click here to get all of the details.

WITH A $75 PURCHASE...
here's the cherry.....choose a Workshop on the Go Kit absolutely FREE!

Click here to view the available kits.
Click here to see the projects you can make with each kit.

With every $75 order placed with me or on my website during the month of June, you may choose one Workshop on the Go Kit absolutely FREE! Yes, you read that correctly. You can choose ANY of the current Workshops on the Go Kits, even the $39.95 Canvas Art Kit with every $75 order.

PLUS you can double up or even triple up on promotions. So, if you place a $75 order that includes 3 stamp sets, you will not only get to choose a FREE Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice, but you will also get THREE FREE Mini Banners, and the ADORABLE Stamp of the Month for just $5! That's a savings of up to $70.75! 

Want to save even more? Place an order for $150 and you will get 2 free WOTG Kits, 6 free mini banners, the Opportunity to get 3 stamps of the month for $5 each PLUS an additional $25 in free hostess rewards! 

 If you place an order on my website, please click the link to join the "Customer Appreciation" Gathering and do not add the WOTG Kit(s) to your order as you will be charged for them. Please email me with your WOTG choice(s) and I will get them sent out to you right away!

In addition, Close To My Heart has opportunities for you to help those in need with 2 different promotions:
First, purchase A True Thanks stamp set (M1029) for $2.95 and 100% of the profits will be donated to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma.


Secondly, purchase a patriotic stamp set and Close To My Heart will make a donation to support our military families!

Click here to get all of the details!

Then head on over to my website to take advantage of these GREAT deals today!

A Flowering Bunch!

June's stamp of the month is a must have - adorable flowers with fun sentiments!

Look at those adorable blossoms, ready to be colored in with our fabulous alcohol markers!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price. 

Purchase at full price for $17.95 OR with a purchase of $50 you can get it for only $5!

 Set of 10 
 Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 6½" (Y1010) 

 Available June 1-30, 2013 only.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic - Stamp Style!

A portion of every sale of our new patriotic stamp sets will be donated to support the military!



With Flag Day, Independence Day, Canada Day, and more right around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our three new patriotic stamp sets—only available for a limited time from June 1 – July 31, 2013!


One B-size stamp set and two D-size stamp sets were created specifically to celebrate independence and freedom. The best part is that $5 from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

12 x 12 layout with new fabrics


Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your military support and patriotism by purchasing your very own patriotic stamp set today. We love our troops!

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Make It a Banner Day!

Get a FREE My Creations® Mini Banner in June!

It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!


The mini banner has a retail value of $5.95 and includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a stamp set and reach $25 qualify for the free mini banner. Maximum of one free mini banner per qualifying order.

Watch this video for more inspiration on what you can create with your FREE product!
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