Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stonewall Crop Filling Up Fast!


There are only 18 spots left in my Stonewall Crop!! 

If you are planning on going, be sure to let me know and get your payment in to hold your spot! Click here for all of the details!

We are going to have a great time!!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Stonewall Resort Winter Crop Details!

I'm SO excited to once again offer an event at the beautiful Stonewall Resort!

When you first walk in you are greeted with this expansive lobby with a gorgeous view of the lake and a roaring fire to warm you - body and soul!

Once you make your way to the Grand Ballroom, the atmosphere of peace turns to one of excitement, with music and laughter, filled with friends old and new!! Welcome to the party!

By setting up in the ballroom again this year, we are afforded PLENTY of space to spread out and move around easily!

Our workshop area up front is a place to learn and create or even to just spread out and complete a project without distractions.

Saturday and Sunday mornings we will be greeted with a delicious continental breakfast served from 7am - 11am! (Their homemade granola is the BEST!) Friday and Saturday afternoon, help yourself to beverages served from 1pm - 5pm. (These are both provided as part of your crop fee.)

The indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center will be available to you and your guests, if you choose to bring family with you. Some people like to bring along their families to enjoy the resort while we are scrapping! Others enjoy the "getting away from it all" part and choose to room with friends. But you may still enjoy a rigorous early morning workout! (More power to ya!)

Now this is more MY speed - enjoy 20% off spa services while here!! Appointments must be made at least 7 days in advance of arrival!! And mention that you are with the Creating With Christine group for the discount. Always verify the discount at the time you make the appointment and when you go in for the services so there is no misunderstanding. 

And this year I have been asked to make the dates as far away from Christmas as possible and yet still within the "off-season rates". With that in mind, I have chosen February19-21, 2016 which includes a minor bump in room rates. Instead of the normal $79 per room, it will be $89 per room - which if you split your room 4 ways is only and additional $2.50 per person per night. Not bad! There is also an $8 resort fee per room/per night.

The following block of rooms will be held until January 20, 2016 - but PLEASE don't wait until then! If you reserve after that date, I cannot guarantee a room OR the special rate!

King Room (shown above) - includes a queen sleeper sofa - $89
Queen Room - includes 2 queen beds - $89

Queen Suite - $179
includes a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a living room/dining room/kitchen with a queen sleeper sofa and 2 full bathrooms (sleeps 6)

Two Room Suite - $279
includes a bedroom with 2 queen beds, a bedroom with 1 king bed and 1 queen sleeper sofa, and a living room/dining room/kitchen with a queen sleeper sofa and 3 full bathrooms (sleeps 10)

Are you excited?? Me too! Click on the link below to register and hold your spot!

ONLY 58 spots available!! Register today so you don't miss out!
Your spot is not secure until you pay in full!

Or contact me if you have questions or need more information!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Stonewall Resort Winter Crop - Save the Date!


I'm excited to announce that I have finally succumbed to peer pressure and booked a weekend crop at Stonewall Resort for February 19-21, 2016!! Mark your calendars and save the date! 

More info will be coming soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Get Organized in August!

Close To My Heart has long been known for fabulous products, but did you know they offer excellent organization tools as well? I don't know about you, but I love knowing where my supplies are - there is a creative chaos that takes place, but at least when I'm done, everything goes back in it's place! Here are a few of our fabulous organizers:

Shoulder Tote

Rolling Tote
And we have specially designed organizers to fit inside of these carry all totes!

Small Organizer
Medium Organzier
Large Organizer

THIS month we have a couple of NEW organizers and a FREE gift to go along with it!


During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! 

Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price ($17.95) and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! (See below.)

The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. 


Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price ($18.95) and receive two new Base and Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! (See below.)

The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base and Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base and Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. 



It's not just for our Base and Bling jewelry line, it's perfect for ALL of our embellishments!



All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. 

Click here to place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages and GET ORGANIZED!

The Zoe Collection now available!

I know many of you are excited to see what new products Close To My Heart has to release this year!!! Our beautiful new Annual Inspirations book goes live NEXT month - along with a Holiday Expressions book! I can't wait to share all of the delicious new products and ideas with you!!

But THIS month, Close To My Heart has released our new Zoe Collection a month early!!! The items that are available to order now include:

I love the patterns and colors in this paper pack! Featured Colors: Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy

This new design includes MORE than just stickers, there are also craft and vellum shapes! AND this new format fits perfectly in our 6x6 paper organizers so you can store them in our large organizers!

Adhesive backed, jewel-toped epoxy buttons

Our latest color and boy is it beautiful! 5 yards of adhesive backed glitter paper


These adhesive backed embellishments come in both enamel and glitter versions!


This collection is one of our best values! It includes a Zoe paper pack, plus 3 White Daisy Cardstock sheets, Zoe Assortment, Coral Shimmer Trim and an exclusive stamp set found only in this kit (valued at $17.95) plus a color guide with cutting and assembly instructions for 2 two-page layouts! Featured Colors: Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy. (Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).)

For those not familiar with Studio J, it is our online digital scrapbooking program that allows you to still pour your creativity and design into a layout without the paper, scissors and adhesive. It's something you can do in bed or on the couch next to the kids!

And our Express Collections are pre-designed layouts ready for you to simply drop your photos in, personalize  or change the title and add your journaling. In just a few minutes your layout is complete!!

There is so much to be excited about and to do this month with our new Artiste Cricut Collection and our new Zoe Collection!

Click here to start shopping and creating!

NEW Cricut Collection - ARTISTRY!


If you are a Cricut lover - you will LOVE this new Cricut Collection available NOW!

Our newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter! 

 Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font) 
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets 
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack (which includes ALL of the new colors!)

 Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 
1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

Take a look at the versatile, fun, trendy shapes on this cartridge!







Plus, don’t forget that when you purchase the Cricut Artistry Collection, you’ll also receive three exclusive D-size stamp sets and a package of beautiful colored cardstock designed to perfectly coordinate with images on the cartridge. That’s a retail value of nearly $125 for just for $99!


And for the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a digital version of our Cricut Collection for only $79!! Perfect for those who have transitioned to the Explore and no longer need the physical cartridge, overlay and booklet!

Click HERE to get your full version or HERE to get your digital version today!!

August 2015 Stamp of the Month - Framed!

This month's special Stamp of the Month is SO versatile AND coordinates with our new Artistry Cricut Collection!!! You will find yourself using this stamp set over and over again!


With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!



Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks: 

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the new Cricut® Artistry Cartridge (Z3167)

Click here to order your Stamp of the Month!

The NEW Consultant Kit is here!

Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry? We embrace all types, whether you’re creative-, community-, or business-minded. By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional!


 It’s easy to join. Start by clicking here to view the new kit contents, then click on the “Let’s Get Started” link at the top of the page and complete the form. As part of your enrollment you will purchase the Consultant Kit for only $129. Your kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey and is valued over $445! Join my team and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. 


 Are you a former Consultant? When you re-sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during August using the same email address from your previous Consultant account, you have the opportunity to pick from either a “business building essentials” version of the New Consultant Kit for $49 or a regular New Consultant Kit for $129. Simply click here, then click the “Let’s Get Started” link, and log in to your Close To My Heart account using that same email to qualify!

One of the fabulous perks of being a consultant is having access to the new products one month before they are available to the public! That means, once you have submitted your application and been accepted, you can view and purchase new products and receive the BRAND NEW Idea Books that won't be released to everyone else until next month! But most of all, you will join an elite group of creative, kind, and amazing woman known as Close To My Heart Consultants!

Contact me for more information or click here to get started!