Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mad About You...and the December Stamp of the Month!

It's almost December and that means it's time for the last Stamp of the Month Blog Hop of 2011! I am absolutely "over the moon in love" with this set and know you will love it too!

If you've arrived here from my sweet friend Teresa's blog, you are on the right track. Of course, if this is your first stop, simply follow the links at the bottom of each post to get to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way or find links not working, Helen has a complete list of hoppers HERE on her blog.

I know many of us are thinking about Christmas...lists, gifts, cards, decorations and more! However, it's not too early to start planning for Valentine's Day, and the December Stamp of the Month, Mad About You, will put you in the mood for love for sure! Notice the red lines around some of the images...all of those shapes can be found on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. As an added creative bonus, we also offer chipboard Dimensional Elements in those shapes. LOVE it!

As soon as I saw the Mad About You set, I knew it was a perfect match for the fun and funky Roxie papers! The hearts were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment piece is a Dimensional Element from the Mixed Shapes pack inked in Bamboo for some fun coordination.

Time to hop along to the amazingly creative Pamela O'Connor's blog - I know she has created something that will wow us all!!

Remember, the Mad About You set is available through December only. It is $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 order! Visit my Close to My Heart website to order yours today!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

After-Thanksgiving Deals Begin NOW!

Shop for your favorite scrapbooker, stamper or papercrafter, or order your own gifts to put under the tree!

Earn FREE gifts when you order from my Close to My Heart website through Sunday, November 27th!

Your free gift will be based on the product total of your order (before tax and shipping/handling), as outlined below. Once your order is placed, I will contact you to confirm your free gift and you will receive that selection separately (do not add your free gift item to your cart as will not adjust to free!).

Don't forget, if your order contains $25 in stamps, you qualify for the Holiday Wishes stamp set for just $5 (click HERE for details). If your order is over $50, you qualify for the Stamp of the Month, Cherish the Day, for $5 (click HERE for details)

Place an order of $25 - $49.99
Receive a FREE Exclusive Inks Pad (value $5.25)

Place an order of $50 - $74.99
Receive a FREE A-sized stamp set or a Cardstock Shade Pack (value $7.95)

Place an order of $75 - $99.99
Receive a FREE B-sized stamp set or a My Reflections Level 2 Paper Packet (up to $9.95 value)

Place an order of $100 - $149.99
Receive a FREE C-sized stamp set or a Cardstock Combo Pack (up to $13.95 value)

Place an order of $150 or more
DO NOT order online!!! Contact me via email with your order and you will earn $25 in Hostess Rewards AND your choice of a FREE D-sized stamp set or a My Relections Level 2 Paper Packet and coordinating My Stickease/Complements (up to a $17.95 value). NOTE: You must contact me to place this order or you will not receive the $25 in Hostess Rewards!!

Additionally, everyone who orders during this special will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Workshop on the Go Kit! Winner to be notified on Monday, November 28th.

These specials are only available through Beth Naumann, Independent Consultant, and all orders must be placed online at (except orders over $150) before Sunday, November 27th at midnight.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mom & Me Holiday Card Workshop

Sunday, December 4th @ 10am or 2pm

$16 for 8 cards...time spent creating together...priceless!
(includes 8 cards and envelopes, a complete package of Believe My Stickeaese, Sparkles, and the cut papers to create the cards)


Do you know a young crafter who would love to spend a couple hours making some fun holiday cards with you? Then join me for the Mom (or Dad/Auntie/Grandma, etc) and Me Holiday Card Workshop! We'll make these 8 adorable cards using the Believe paper, My Stickease and Clear Sparkles!

Kids will love giving these cards during the holidays OR using them as Thank You notes after the holidays!

Double your crafting fun by creating TWO sets, one for you and one for your young card-maker. Space is limited, so seats will be reserved for those creating cards (adults not creating their own set will be able to stand nearby to assist)

Guests will also need to following supplies (any of which can be added to your workshop order - just let me know what you need!):
Adhesive Tape Runner
Glue Dots
3-D Foam Tape

RSVP today as I expect these workshops to fill quickly! Full payment reserves your spot and must be received no later than Sunday, November 27th!

Can't join us on the 4th, but would still love to make these fun cards? I offer workshop kits at the same price (additional shipping charges may apply)!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Tis the Season!

Last night was my monthly card night with a super fun group of ladies! I always enjoy creating cards for this group, but this month I was so especially excited to share with them the 3 cards we were making! All three cards feature the My Reflections Believe kit - such a fun, festive and whimsical holiday paper packet!

This first card uses the special Holiday Wishes stamp set and was inspired by one of my favorite creative ladies, Lisa Stenz! Lisa created a similar card using the October Stamp of the Month and the Elemental papers. This set is only available in November when you order $25 in stamp sets - you can add holiday wishes to your order for just $5! Isn't that tree just gorgeous? Even better...all of the images in the Holiday Wishes stamp set can be found on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

Here's a peek at the Holiday Wishes stamp set!

It seems we are giving more and more gift cards at the holidays, so I thought a fun gift cardholder was in order! Cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge, these little gift card holders are a snap to make - and can be embellished in so many different ways. Our group last night agreed it would be fun to put an eyelet in the top and turn them into tree ornaments!

The last card we created was by far my favorite! I found this simple sketch on the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge blog a month or so ago. I loved the simplicity of the design and the multitute of possibilities it provided! I also see Believe as a VERY versatile paper packet and wanted to share that with my group. Look how fun Believe is for a birthday card!!
If you'd like to join the fun and make three cards with us each month, we welcome you! My cards night are always the 2nd Monday of the month. The workshop itself is free with a $25 order placed that night. I'd love to have you join us!