Sunday, January 22, 2017

Introducing the Scrappin' Gaudess Crafters Bliss Club!

Do you love to have beautiful scrapbooks and cards but lack the time to design and cut your creations? Do you want to get more scrapbooking or card making done this year? A monthly kit club might be the answer for you!

Monthly kits can speed up the process by eliminating the time spent designing and cutting your projects. You’ll have everything you need to complete gorgeous projects faster & simpler! Introducing the Scrappin Gaudess: Crafters Bliss Club!

Every month you’ll receive a pre cut kit and assembly instructions to complete your project. Choose to receive a scrapbook kit, or a card kit, or both! Your scrapbooking kit includes all pre cut materials and embellishments to create 6 - 12 x 12 layouts and 9 cards. Your card making kit includes an exclusive workshop My Acrylix Stamp Set, card bases, envelopes, full packs of two different embellishments to create 12 cards. A color PDF instruction file will be send via email to help assemble all your projects. All you need are your favorite adhesives!

Every month, for 4 months, you’ll receive a shipment containing your chosen project option. Choose the option that best fits your crafting needs, with just a one time Pay Pal payment!

The difference between the 2 different levels is that the Basic Level is pre cut and the Enhanced Level is fully assembled, no need to follow directions or glue anything down. Just add your pictures and journaling and add it to your album!

Options (2 levels):

Basic Level
  • 1 Scrapbooking kit - one time payment of $125(*plus shipping) or
  • 1 Card making kit - one time payment of  $115(*plus shipping) or
  • Both kits (1 of each) - one time payment of  $240(*plus shipping) - Qualifies for the Stamp of the Month special, add $20 for 4 Stamps of the Month = one time payment of  $260 (*plus shipping)

Enhanced Level
  • 1 Pre assembled scrapbooking kit - one time payment of $141(*plus shipping) or
  • 1 Pre assembled card making kit - one time payment of $131(*plus shipping) or
  • Both pre assembled kits (1 of each) - one time payment of  $256(*plus shipping) - Qualifies for the Stamp of the Month special, add $20 for 4 Stamps of the Month = one time payment of  $276 (*plus shipping)
*Separate shipping will be calculated before payment is received and it will be based on your zip code and which option you chose to guarantee the lowest shipping is charged.

Crafters Bliss Club membership perks include:
  • Free Annual Inspirations catalog
  • Free Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog
  • 30% off any one 12x12 album showcased in either catalog
  • All projects pre cut (Basic Level) or pre assembled (Enhanced Level)
  • Priority Mail shipping via USPS, with insurance and tracking number included
Here's a sample of a kit.
January Scrapbooking Kit: (6 pages and 9 cards)

January Card making Kit: (12 Cards, includes exclusive My Acrylix Stamp Set)

I hope you are as excited to join the club as I am in offering it!! Don't miss this opportunity to get your crafting on!! It is easy to join the club, simply click here to send me an email and specify which level you'd like to join!

Hope to hear from all of you soon! Take time to create,

The Scrappin' Gaudess

Friday, December 30, 2016

End of year updates!

Saying goodbye to 2016...

Another year almost over! It was a really exciting year for the Gaud clan. My husband retired in the Spring from the Air Force after 21 years, we vacationed in Disney World during the Summer and I had my very first booth at the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo in the Fall! As one year ends, another one begins and I am looking forward to 2017! We are planing our yearly family vacation in Utah this Summer and a bonus one in August, when my husband and I celebrate 20 years of marriage! I am also excited for 2017 to arrive, because a new Seasonal Expressions catalog begins!! Lots of gorgeous new products to delight!

Here are a few last reminders before 2016 is gone and also some exciting news for what 2017 will bring!!

1. Boxing Week Sale
2. December Stamp of the Month - $5.00
3. It's The Little Things Campaign
4. Planners Gonna Plan
5. New Thin Cuts
6. National Papercrafting Month Special: Welcome Home
7. Holiday Expressions retiring December 31


1. Boxing Week Sale
This Friday December 30th at 1:59 pm (PST) ends our Boxing week long sale. Do you know anyone who likes jewelry? Then this special is for you! Many of our Base & Bling jewelry are on sale starting at just $1.48!! Click on the image below and check out this great sale!

2. December Stamp of the Month - $5.00
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5.00, with a qualifying purchase of $50. Check out this month's stamp set, Thoughtful Flowers.

3. It's The Little Things Campaign
This month, save 30% on the supplies you need to make fun and easy mini albums. Choose from 5 different bundles. Last day to order is December 31st!

4. Planners Gonna Plan
You most check out 2017 CTMH planner, a stunning combination of coloring book and day planner! Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule! Check out these bundles!!

5. New Thin Cuts
If you are a big fan of metal dies, you are going to love our latest additions to our Thin Cuts line! The following Thin Cuts coordinate with stamp sets found in our Annual Inspirations Idea Book: Swirly Seashells (C1664), Sweet Birthday (B1532), Wreath (A1193) and School Kids (D1706). This is a special, limited-time offer!

6. National Papercrafting Month Special: Welcome Home
And now for a Sneak Peek of the upcoming January Special!! Celebrate the joys of paper-crafted home decor with this beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit! You can get yours with no minimum purchase for only $18.95 or FREE with a $60 order or FREE when you host a gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards or FREE when you sign up to become a new Consultant in January!

7. Holiday Expressions retiring December 31
Our Holiday Expressions catalog is retiring December 31, some products are sold out. But there's still time, get your favorite products before they are gone!

I will have more announcements and offers after the New Year! I am working towards earning this year's incentive trip to Thailand! Of course, I could not earn this amazing trip without the support of all of you! I am so excited to be working towards it and am looking forward to serving you and provide you with ideas, tutorials, classes and kits this upcoming year with the wonderful Close to my heart products!

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Take time to create,

Alex Gaud
Independent Consultant
Close to my heart

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Promotions!

Hello August!  I have so much to share with you this month! I will start off by sharing new products available this month!!! Kick your feet up and get comfy and read on!

As you may already know September 1 is the day our gorgeous new Annual Inspirations goes live to everyone!! However, this month we have several products you can get today! We have the amazing Cricut Artistry cartridge (Z3167)! This baby comes loaded with 700 images, 3-D size My Acylix stamp sets and a pack of Enchanted cardstock combo featuring our 7 brand new colors! This bundle is only $99 and $79 for the digital collection if you are an Explore owner.

Next up we have the Zoe paper collection, featuring a gorgeous color palette of Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper and White Daisy. Pair the Workshop on the Go with the Cricut Artistry cartridge to create pieces of art! Order this beautiful collection and all the complementing accessories here!

The last product share is our August promotion!! These new items are part of our organization collection and when you order yours this month, you'll get a free gift!! Place an order for the new Marker Roll Up Z3120 for $17.95 and receive the NEW My Acrylix Ballon Wishes stamp set FREE, savings of $17.95! Or order the new Accessory Roll Up Z3121 for $18.95 and receive TWO new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE!

Enjoy this sneak peek into the new Annual Inspirations coming September 1!! Don't miss these amazing deals, visit my website today!

Take time to create,


Sunday, July 19, 2015

July Specials!!!

We have two amazing specials going on during this month! Get the lovely My Acrylix stamp set "Life is Wonderful" FREE with a $25 purchase of current stamps. Or you can get any of the Hostess Reward Exclusive stamp sets for only $5! The other special is a Studio J Flash sale! Two page layouts are only $5 each! You can get caught up on your scrapbooking or take advantage and print your pictures!!! Hurry, both specials will expire July 31st!!

You will love how versatile the July Stamp of the month is~ It is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.

Check out the Hostess Rewards stamp sets! They have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on!

Do you have an account full of Studio J layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? Let me share with you a few Studio J layouts I've done in the past. You will notice that I have also used Studio J to print my pictures and some extra embellishments! Log in to your free Studio J account (via my website) and order all your layouts and photos! From July 15, 2015, 9:00 am MDT to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT  all layouts in Studio J are only $5!!

Jump on these deals before they are gone! Visit my website for more details or to place your order!!

Take time to create,


Friday, July 17, 2015

Another little update!

Time seems to fly! It feels like I'm always trying to catch up! Here's another update on what I've been doing!

After our family vacation to Hawaii, we celebrated our daughter's birthday, Mother's day, Father's Day and a trip to see my family in Minnesota and Illinois. We also went on a really fun trip to Alabama with other Wounded Warrior families! I just returned from our annual Close to my heart convention!!! Wow, I had an amazing time at the Disneyland Hotel learning, creating and catching up with all my consultant friends!

We have a packed schedule for the months ahead and we are working on staying organized throughout. I am super excited with the release of our new catalog, the Annual Inspiration 2015-2016!! I will be sharing on my Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter! You can find me on Facebook by searching Alex Gaud - Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, find me on Instagram as ScrappinGaudess and on Twitter as Alex_CTMH. Make sure you follow me so you don't miss out on all the excitement! The new catalog will debut September 1st, don't forget to stop by my website to check it out!!

Here are a few pictures of our travels, as promised!!

We got beautiful leis upon arrival at our hotel, the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui, HI.

 Ready for our luau!!
 With the girls on an outrigger canoe! So fun!!
 Whale watching on a catamaran!
 Enjoying the view at Hanauma Bay, Oahu HI.
 Of course, we had to tour Pear Harbor. What an amazing experience.
 Here are the boys after receiving their Silver medal at the Warrior Games 2014!

 My hunny represented his Air Force team by being the Olympic torch bearer! Such a proud moment!
Having fun at Convention!

Hope you've enjoyed reading a little bit about me and my family!!

Take time to create,


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month!

Celebrate National Scrapbooking month during the month of May with our exclusive, mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95! Featuring bold, vibrant colors, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards and more! It gets even better, pair your Taste of Summer paper packet with the exclusive Taste of Summer My Acrylix stamp set!

Watch Close To My Heart's blog, Instagram account and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer! This paper packet is only during May while supplies last, so order yours today!

No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life! Visit my website and get yours today!

Take time to create,


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Where have I been!

Wow! It's been almost a year to the day since my last post! To say that I've been busy it's an understatement. Let's catch up!

We had a very active Summer, with a few trips with the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) and my brother's wedding. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Colorado on another trip with the AFW2. School started later in the month and shortly after we traveled to Colorado Spring one more time for the Warrior Games. There my husband competed in Shooting and Archery, were he medaled in Silver!

After attending the local Scrapbook Expo with my mom, we once again traveled with the AFW2 to Washington DC for a Caregiver Symposium. There my husband and I were the keynote speakers at the Caregiver Dinner were we shared our struggles and our triumphs and hopefully brought some awareness to key personnel on the "hill" that attended the event.

Christmas was a very nice break to spend with family! Meals were shared and presents were exchanged! The new year started with a busy schedule, archery for my husband and an amazing, well deserved family vacation! Hawaii was spectacular, relaxing and fun! I will share some of my pictures later on.

I am looking forward to a fun Summer spent with family! Maybe a short, little camping getaway?? Pool days and BBQ's perhaps? What are your plans this Summer? Share your ideas and I'll pick one person and send a freebie!!

Take time to create,