Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We survived the "end of the world" and Christmas too!
I raise my mug of egg-nog and toast to YOU,
my friends and loyal customers...
Thank you for a "famtabulous" year!
Here's to 2013 and everything to come!
Take 20% OFF your order,
 now through the end of the year!!!
(This includes the "while supplies last" items.)
This offer is exclusively through me not Close To My Heart.
PLUS get the December stamp of the month for $5.00 with a $50 order.  
ALSO get the Whooo's Your Valentine kit for $10 with any $35 order.
Spend $50 and you can order both for $15...that's a savings of $57.95!
This offer is exclusively through me, so in order to get this awesome deal, you need to email your order to me at
Click here to view the idea book and "while supplies last" items online!
(But REMEMBER to email your order to me...
DO NOT order online or you will not get the discount!)
Celebrate Life, Love and Family!
December Stamp of the Month $5 with $50 order!

Whooo's Your Valentine kit $10 with $35 order!
12-Die-cut boxes, 3-12x12 card stock sheets, 1-silver glitter paper, 12-treat tubes with lids, 1-stam set (above)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I wanted to remind you of the wonderful specials that you can take advantage of this month:
1.  Whooo's Your Valentine
2.  December Stamp of the Month 
3.  FREE gift!

1.  Whooo's Your Valentine:   You may or may not know that January is National Papercrafting Month.  Since we at Close To My Heart love to party, we are celebrating a bit early. Our National Papercrafting Month Special ("Whooo's Your Valentine") began on December 13 (yesterday) and runs through January 31.  Yippee!  

Spend $35 (either on my website or by contacting me: and get the exclusive "Whoo's Your Valentine" treat tube kit for only $10 (valued at $40)!

The kit includes:

  • 12 die-cut boxes
  • 3 cardstock sheets
  • 1 sheet of silver glitter paper (so pretty!)
  • 12 treat tubes
  • An exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit!  (see below)

These little goodies are perfect for gifts and classroom projects. The"Whooo’s Your Valentine" kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch! If ordering on my website, you will get a prompt at the end of your order to add it. Easy Peasy!

2.  December Stamp of the Month:  I know I have already shared a few things about this special, but the coolest part of all is that if you spend $50, you qualify for the December Stamp of the Month at $5 ($17.95 value) AND it will also qualify you for the "Whooo's Your Valentine" kit for only $10. That means you would spend $65 ($50 order + $5 Stamp of the Month + $10 "Whooo's Your Valentine" kit + a FREE gift (see #3 below) if you order on my website) and have $112.90 in merchandise. That's about a 58% savings.  Nifty!  TheDecember Stamp of the Month is a great set!  Today I thought I'd share an April Showers card I made with it.

3.  FREE Gift:  As a reminder, if you spend $50 or more on my website this month, you get this awesome glue pen absolutely FREE ($4.95 value)!  So, my advice to you is to take advantage of all 3 of these specials on my website and you get the advantages of all of them.  Using my website is the key because this FREE glue pen only comes with website orders.  
Have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Chocolaholics rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.
Its a great day to indulge, binge, "pig out", and otherwise consume to excess, your favorite food....chocolate. We believe the timing of this day, during the holiday season, couldn't be better.

Today, we get to enjoy our beloved chocolate by covering something...just about anything... in a generous amount of chocolate. Pour, spread, or drizzle chocolate over cakes, cupcakes, pies, pancakes or waffles, nuts, raisins, even ants (yes, some people actually eat chocolate covered ants!). OH, bacon!  Lovely chocolate covered bacony goodness!  We will let you decide what is too extreme, and how much is too much, if any.

As chocoloaholics, we shouldn't need any added incentive to enjoy our chocolate. In the giving spirit of the holiday season, make sure to give or share some of your favorite chocolate covered treats today.

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

TIS' THE SEASON SALE!!!!  (November 30 - December 15 ONLY)
Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you'll be tickled to learn that I have MANY to choose from!  Woot-woot!
  • Simply place an order on my CTMH website and then you will get a FREE gift with purchase from ME based on the subtotal of your order (see below).  Once your order is placed I will send you an email to find out what FREE item/color you would like.  This will ship separate from your order.
  1. $25 - $49.99 = CTMH Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
  2. $50 - $74.99 = CTMH My Acrylix Stamp Set (A or B size)
  3. $75 - $99.99 = CTMH Paper Pack
  4. $100 - $149.99 = CTMH My Acrylix Stamp Set (C or D size)
  5. $150 = Please contact ME to place an order over $150.  By contacting me to place your order, you will get $25 in rewards, PLUS a FREE C or D sized stamp set AND an ink pad from me!  Woot-Woot!
  6. Order an Art Philosophy or Artiste Cricut Collection and get FREE SHIPPING & 10% OFF your order total!!!  PLUS a CTMH Acrylix Stamp Set (size A) FREE!  *Contact ME to take advantage of this offer!

  • ALSO, if you spend $50 or more and purchase the Stamp Of The Month for $5, then you qualify to get ANY stamp set at 50% OFF from me!  PLUS, you'll get my Tis' The Season Sale offer on top of this GREAT DEAL!

  • Starting 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, new items will be added to the "While Supplies Last" section of my shopping page.  Among the new additIons you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdownS.  You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time! SHOP EARLY, because these deals are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1-31, all orders placed on my CTMH website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free bonding Memories glue pen (Z553) - a $4.50 value!

This is a perfect time to get stocked up on gifts and goodies!!!  Get ready to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP on my website,

Remember that this is an exclusive offer from me and is not a CTMH promotion.
Thank you all SO much!  Happy shopping and crafting!  


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Beautiful Day

Today is truly a Beautiful Day in every way, shape and form. The world is filled with ugliness. So, a day like today is refreshing, and eye appealing. It's filled with beautiful sights, sounds and smells.

"There is loveliness in the world and you are a part of it." ~Flavia

"It's a Beautiful Day" ~Beach Boys

I'm just gonna kick back and enjoy this beautiful, God given day!

Have a lovely, happy, Beautiful Day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Veterans's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.

This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all wars.

On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Capture the Savings:  In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set (click on this link to be taken directly to the stamp portion of my website to browse) at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!


Look for Circles Day

Look For Circles Day  is today. Go forth, in search of circles. We suspect you will find them everywhere. Looking for circles, is a lot like swimming in a round pool. You go round and round. There's a lots of splashing. But, you don't get anywhere.

Did you find lots of circles? We knew you would. And, we hope that your search has made you very happy.

We hope you take a circuituitous route to a happy and fun filled Look For Circles Day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day is today. Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free!?

Have a happy  National Candy Corn Day!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last weekend was our annual "Scrap and Stamp with Heart" weekend! Friday night through Sunday noon of creative madness!  Thanks to my AWESOME upline Pam Jarrett for organizing this event. Thank you to everyone who participated in sharing our love for Close To My Heart.  I am truly blessed to have such great friends to share this time!  Here are some of the projects I worked on....


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Count Your Buttons Day

Count Your Buttons Day is today.  Aren't you excited!? The very first question you must be asking is "Why!?" Well, we don't know why. And, it might be better that we don't know.
So here it is, staring you in the face. A wild and wacky day with absolutely no history to define it's purpose for being. One might suggest that the creator of this wacky day, was himself a bit wacky.
How do you celebrate this day? We suggest that if you have nothing better to do, you start counting your buttons. Otherwise, you may choose to move on with your life to something (anything) of greater importance.  Like making a cute card or scrapbook page using all of those wonderful, beautiful buttons in your life!!!

Have a happy Count Your Buttons Day !!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wear Something Gaudy Day

Wear Something Gaudy Day is your chance to really stick out in a crowd.
The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.  Have a little fun on this day. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go. If you don't have anything like this in your wardrobe, perhaps a friend does.
Note: If you're always garbed in gaudy attire, this is your day to look like everyone else!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day

For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching ,told us that Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit to was the fact that Native Americans were already here first and truly discovered America. It also gave little mention to the fact that Nordic explorers had travelled down the eastern cost of Canada thousands of years earlier.
Today, we celebrate Columbus day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. And, the focus is more upon discovery of the "New World", and less upon Columbus himself.

Some key facts (in case you forgot them since grade school)  ;-)
  • Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3,1492.
  • He travelled with three ships: The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
  • While Columbus was an Italian, he could not find funding in Italy, so he turned to the King of Spain. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella provided the funding.
  • Christopher Columbus did not land on the U.S. mainland. He landed on an island in the Caribbean. While many believe he landed on San Salvador, there is still debate on which island he originally landed on.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Smile Day

World Smile Day celebrates the ever popular yellow smiley. It also offers us an opportunity to do an act of kindness. According to the World Smile Day website, a proclamation of this day was made by the U.S. Congress. Now that should put a smiley on your face.
The smiley face became so popular, that the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp with the smiley face.
The intent of World Smile Day is to do an act of kindness, or help one person to smile. Why not do both!?
Send a card, make a scrapbook page...SMILE!!!!
Have a GREAT day!!!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Ask A Stupid Question Day!

Today is National Ask a Stupid Question Day! It's your opportunity to speak up, and to ask all those questions you were afraid to ask. All those questions that you thought were too stupid or dumb to ask, have been piling up all year long. Today is the day to unload them. C'mon give it a try. Nobody will laugh......I hope. :-)

So my question is... What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Today's Quote: "Stupid is as stupid does". Forrest Gump

Have a GREAT day!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Creations Bracket Frame! about hundreds of creative possibilities!
This is what I came up with on my first attempt...I say "first", because I plan on making many more!  SO many nifty, crafty, exciting ideas are running around in my head for these sit still long enough to indulge in paper and glue!  Ha!
Happy creating!!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stamping across multiple surfaces:Stamping a continuous image over multiple surfaces is easy!  Check out these tips and tricks for spanning your image across several surfaces from more creative freedom and fun!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Congrats to Lucy for entering and winning my Stamp of the Month giveaway!!!!
Fall is in the air (which means Halloween!) and I'm LOVING CTMH's new Moonlight Paper!!!
Thank you to "Cricut with Heart" for this 'wingy' idea!

I'm also having fun creating these swing cards with my Cricut and the new CTMH exclusive Artiste Collection!

If you are interested in making these projects, just shoot me an email, and I will send you the instructions!  
Happy creating!!!!