Thursday, September 11, 2014

Our NEW Arrival...Artfully Sent!

It's HERE! Yes, the long awaited Cricut Artfully Sent Collection is available to order NOW!!!

Each Artfully Sent Collection includes the exclusive Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, 3 My Acrylix stamp sets, and a package of White Daisy cardstock, so you can get creating right away! The bundle has a retail value of nearly $120, but sells for just $99.

Artfully Sent is a cardmaker's dream, but there is so much for scrapbookers to love too! With 700 images including a super cute font, 25 different card themes, and 5 different card styles - and so much more! Check out all of the incredible images you will have at your fingertips when you have your own Artfully Sent collection!

Head on over to my website and order your Artfully Sent Collection TODAY! Be sure to place your order in the September Mystery Hostess order for a chance to win FREE goodies at the end of the month! And remember, if you want to add to your order for even more creative fun, once your order total (before tax and shipping) is $150 or more, you qualify to "be your own party" and earn Hostess Rewards. If your order is $150 or more, you must contact me (and have me place your order) to get your Hostess Rewards - do not place your order online!

My Artfully Sent Collection is on order and I simply can't wait to get it! Hope you'll have one soon too!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coming Soon: A Cardmaker's Dream!

Close to My Heart and the folks at Cricut have done it AGAIN! We are vey anxiously awaiting the availability of the brand new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection! CTMH estimates the collection should be available in the next few weeks!

This amazing new collection is a must have for cardmakers and Cricut enthusiasts alike. It features 400 card designs in 25 different themes and 5 different styles including pop-up cards, cards with sentiments already cut into them, and so much more! With Artfully Sent you will be able to create gorgeous handmade greeting cards in minutes. 

Email me if you would like to be notified as soon as the Artfully Sent Collection is available to order!

In the meantime, be sure to check out this short video from CTMH.

Celebrating 30 Years

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 

When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! 

Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Head on over to my website and order your #30yearsofhappy set today!

Join me for a Card Buffet!

Why send store bought greeting cards when you give your own beautiful handmade creations? 

Join me for this fun Card Buffet where you can create to your heart's content for two full hours. Choose your pre-cut, pre-stamped cards from the variety provided at the buffet line. That's right, I do all the prep for you - you just assemble! You will only pay for the cards you create.

Date: Monday, September 29th

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 (pre-paid by September 25th)
Workshop fee will be used towards the cost of your Card Buffet selections or an order placed the night of the workshop. 

Please bring your scissors and adhesives (tape runner. glue dots, 3-D Foam tape). I will have a VERY limited supply of these on hand, but if you want to be assured I have them for you, please let me know by September 22nd, so I can order them for you.

Space is very limited, so be sure to RSVP and pay for your spot ASAP!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September SOTM: Family is Forever

Happy September! Before we know it, we'll be feeling the chill of Fall in the air. In the meantime, we have another fun Stamp of the Month set and a wonderful Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from my sweet friend Teresa's page, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is easy. Simply click the links provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next post in the hop. The blog is one big circle, so once you arrive back to your starting point, you are sure to be inspired by our amazing artists. If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE.

The September Stamp of the Month, Family is Forever (D1409) celebrates those we love most!


I couldn't help but notice the autumn feel of this set, so the new Pathfinding papers were my immediate choice, and it works perfectly with the family portraits we took a few years back. I added a touch of Hollyhock to coordinate with the pop of pink in our portrait.
The tree was created by stamping the image a total of three times. The first image is stamped on Champagne paper in Olive ink. I stamped it again in Chocolate ink and once more in Hollyhock ink. The Chocolate and Hollyhock parts you see above are cut and pieced over the original Olive image. 

Here are a couple additional pieces of artwork created by our amazing Art Department at Close to My Heart!

Remember, the Family is Forever stamp set is only available through September. Order it today for $17.95 or get it at an amazing discounted price of just $5 when you spend $50. Visit my website to get yours today!

Time to head on over to Pamela's website to see what she has created to share with us! Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Outside the Pocket...Inside the (Lunch) Box

Are you in love with the new Picture My Life kits yet? It seems every time I pull them out to create with them, I find another way to use them. The other day, when I was going through the Chalk It Up cards to find the ones I wanted to use on those easy-peasy cards I shared, I was touched by so many of the inspirational messages. Once again, the light bulb flashed on above my head and another idea was born!

Every year, on the first day of school (and often on random days throughout the year) I like to put short "love letters" in my kids' lunches. This year the PML finding their way to my school for a little mid-day love from mom. Being double-sided, the cards are perfect for my notes...I can write my message on one side and the other has a fun or inspirational message.

Remember, when you order your favorite PML kits this month, you can add a 10 pack of Memory Protectors to your order for just $3 (a $6.95 savings). What are you waiting for? Order yours TODAY! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Still Thinking Outside the Pocket!

Over the past couple days I've shared with you a couple ways to take our amazing Picture My Life kits and use them "outside the pockets" for which they are designed.

Check out this adorable mini-album we created at convention using the Chalk It Up Picture My Life cards and a little extra cardstock. The cover page was custom made for convention attendees, but the rest are just cards straight from the PML kit or blank pieces of cardstock - add a few stamps and the Chalk It Up Assortment and a quick, easy and adorable mini-album is complete and ready for my convention memories!

Remember, if you order your favorite PML kit before the end of the month, you can add a package of 10 Memory Protectors for just $3 - that's a savings of $6.95. Order yours today!