Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Playing with Studio J!

I just wanted to share my Studio J layouts. The quality is not that great because I took a picture of my computer screen! You are going to LOVE this program! It is so easy to use, I can't wait to show it to you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Get Ready for a Holiday Heyday With Our Online Clearance Sale!

Ready for some great deals?? You don't want to miss our Holiday Heyday ONLINE CLEARANCE SALE! Items are 50%- 80% OFF! Just in time for holiday shopping!

The sale starts TOMORROW- Wednesday, December 2nd, at 8 a.m. (PST) and continues through Thursday, December 17th OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Often times these items go fast, so plan on shopping early. Items starting at $1!!!

Go to my website- and click on the main image, Holiday Heyday Clearance sale.


*Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like:

  • My Acrylix stamp sets from $2 - $8
  • My Reflections Level 1 paper packets from $5 (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and more) Regularly $9.95
  • My Reflections Level 2 paper packets from $6.50 (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition) Regularly $12.95
  • My Reflections Level 2 My Stickease $4 Regularly $8.95
  • Embellishments like Sassy Strands $1, brads $3 and ribbon rounds $4
  • Grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products
  • Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.
*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. Everyone will be shopping so it may be a little slow.

*Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart.

Shopping at it's finest... from your seat... not your feet!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Happy shopping!!!

New Life Church Craft Fair!

I just wanted to say how much fun I had on this Craft Fair! I met so many great people. Thank you to everyone that stopped by! I had such an amazing time sharing my passion for scrapbooking with all of you.

It is very rare that I get to spend time with Axel on these events since he gets to stay home with the kids. This time however I was able to spend the day with him! He is such an amazing husband and so supportive! You should've seen him in action! He was a hit with the ladies! It's so cool to see how much he knows, you can see how truly excited he is. I loved what he did with the display, he is such a big helper! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop!

Join me Saturday November 14th to create these cute Christmas Cards! You will create 2 of each 4 designs, for a total of 8 adorable handmade cards. Cost is only $10!! Sign up by Friday November 13th.

Hope to see you there!!

What: Christmas Card Workshop
When: Saturday November 14th, 2pm
Where: My Stamp Place
Cost: $10
RSVP by: Friday November 13th

Artwork inspired by Tina Sutton.

Halloween Photo Card

My brother was invited to a Halloween Party last Saturday. He wanted to give all attending a little something to remember the party by. He asked me to create something for them of course! He was going to take pictures of everyone in costume and wanted to give them as a keepsake.

So, here's what I created. I used the Beware set, Chocolate Ink Pad, Black Marker and Black Grossgrain Ribbon. I thought they turned out super cute! I'm planning on making some Christmas ones too! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's a Stampaganza!!! Buy 2 Stamps, Get 1 FREE!!

Whether you're a long-time fan of stamps or are just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November 3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)— a savings of up to $22.95! Choose from any stamp set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review.

You want to take advantage of this great sale!! It is a great way to start or enhance your collection of these super versatile stamps!! Add these to your Jingle Kit of the Month Workshop order to receive an even bigger discount on the November Stamp of the Month!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monthly Kits- Join in the fun!!

I would like for you to try one of my Monthly Scrapbooking Workshops! I have met so many people that think scrapbooking is not for them. A few of the most common things I hear is: "scrapbooking is too time consuming", "too expensive" or "I'm just not creative". Scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby, there are so many things to enjoy from it, sharing with friends, expressing yourself and the most important part: preserving your memories, leaving a legacy!

I conduct monthly scrapbooking workshops. I provide step by step instructions, a pre designed layout, I even pre cut your paper! I invite you to give me 3 hours one month and give scrapbooking a try! You're not going to regret it and your family present and future will love the beautiful art you created for them!

During one of my parties I met a lady that wasn't interested in scrapbooking. She was there to support her friend and purchase supplies for her daughter who scrapbook. At the end of the night I invited her to attend one of my workshops, just give it a try, that's all I ask! She purchased a kit and attended this past week. She loved it!! I found a comment she made to one of our mutual friends about it! My friend commented how she wished she was closer to scrapbook together and this was her response: "omg.... I am having so much fun! Why didn't I do this while you were here? Alex makes it easy. Now *I* am the one spending too much money on scrapbooking stuff." Well, you can ignore the "spending too much money" part, no such thing LOL!

My point is, you never know if you're going to like or enjoy something unless you try it! Let me show you how to make your memories last a lifetime with Close To My Heart quality products today.

Here are samples from past workshops, enjoy!

Twitterpated (September 09)

Grace (October 09)

Coming November, Jingle!!

Take time to create,


October Promotion: Studio Splurge!

STUDIO J,™our Premier Online Design Software, uses Close To My Heart’s proprietary patterns, papers, and color palettes so you can easily create memorable layouts. We are offering a special treat to everyone who signs up as a new Consultant from October 1–31, 2009.

When you successfully complete both levels in our exclusive program designed to kick-start your business, Straight To The Top (STTT), you’ll receive even more than the STTT reward of $150 in free select products. You’ll receive 10 FREE Studio J scrapbook layouts!* When you add it all up, you can earn approximately $480 in free product!

Now is a great time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Sign-up today! To find out more information about Studio J visit www.studioj.com

I'm baaack!!!

Finally! It's been way too long since I posted anything here. Well, I'll fill you in! I attended Leadership Conference back in July. I had an amazing time with my fellow CTMH sisters and the corporate staff! I got a copy of the brand new Idea Book, which by now you all know how amazing it is!!! We created tons of new artwork and had a preview of all the new products!!

During August I hosted my New Catalog Bash Open House and everyone that attended received a free Fall/Winter Catalog!! We played games, created art, enjoyed all the new product displays, shared a fun time with friends and snacked on yummy food!!

September welcomed the new Workshops on the Go Monthly Kits!! 17 of you created beautiful artwork with one of the brand new paper packs from the new catalog, Twitterpated!

Now in October we just created beautiful pages with the Grace paper pack! In between all this fun my family has been busy enjoying new activities, like Girl Scouts, and now we are getting over sickness :(

I am also getting ready for a couple of craft fairs coming up and getting new workshops ready for you to enjoy!! Stay tuned!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June's 12 Card and Memory Keeper Workshop

We got together last Saturday to create these great cards and the adorable Memory Keeper box to keep your cards in. I didn't get a chance to post the box all decorated, so here it is! Enjoy ;)

And here are the cards again~

Thank you to all the ladies that joined me in this fun workshop!

Another Goodie Box!

I decided to skip the $60 to save up for the big one! I knew there had to be another $100 out there so I was good and resisted. Well, CTMH came out with a $25 box and I just could not say no!!! I received over $54 in product!!

Here's what I got:
  • Sonata Level 1
  • Creative Basics - Holiday
  • Dimensional Elements - Ribbon Accents
  • Designer Ribbon Rounds - Chocolate
  • Clear Inspiration Ribbon Slides - Believe
  • My Acrylix Atomic Caps Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Rhinestone Flowers Connections Club Reward x2
I'm really happy with my goodie box! For those who ordered I hope you enjoy yours too!!

** This just in ** The last Goodie Box deal has been extended until today, Wednesday July 1st, at 3 pm. If you didn't get yours yesterday, you still have a chance!! I ordered mine, of course, and can't wait to have it!

Happy shopping!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Goodie Box #3!!

I received my third goodie box from Close To My Heart!! This is the one for $100, with over $220 in products. I'm so excited!! I added my products and it was over $275!!! WOW!!! They offered the box #4 for $60 yesterday. I resisted the urge to buy it since I'll be attending Leadership Conference in Long Beach next month. I want to leave some $$ to buy tons of new products from the new catalog coming this Fall for my Open House!

Here's what was in my box:

  • Key to my Heart Level 2 paper pack
  • More to Adore Level 1 bulk
  • Just Chillin Level 1
  • School Zone Level 2
  • School Zone My Stickease
  • My Originals card kit Whimiscal Holiday
  • Black bulk floral ribbon
  • Designer Ribbon Rounds Hollyhock
  • Designer Ribbon Rounds Holiday Collection
  • Organdy Ribbon Rounds Autumn Garden
  • My Accents White
  • 6x6 White Album
  • 6x6 Page Protectors
  • Dimensional Elements Bookplates
  • Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack
  • Booking Set
  • Rhinestone flowers x2
  • Vanilla Cream ink pad
  • Classic Numbers Stamp Set
  • Paradise Stamp Set
  • The Best Way Stamp Set
  • Grill It Up Stamp Set
  • Flower Fairies Stamp Set
Wow!! Hope you've enjoy looking at the picture as much as I enjoyed opening my box!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Goodie Box #2

Today I received my second goodie box from CTMH! I spent $40 for all the products and received over $106!!! Woohoo!!! I'm so totally addicted to these now!!! I can't wait for box number 3!!! Here's what I got:

* Because of you Stamp Set
* Booking Set: Salutations

* Life's Delight Memory Showcase

* Dimensional Elements Numbers

* Heartfelt Designer Ribbon Rounds
* Abundance Level 2

* Abundance My Stickease
* Clear Inspirations - Thank You

* Clear Inspirations - Precious

* Connections Club Rewards - Brads

I will continue to post all my purchases, so stay tuned!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Kid's Teachers gifts

Last week I was very busy creating little gifts for my kids teachers. I ended up making 4 sets of Thank You cards and one stationary set. I used all CTMH products, of course. Here's a list of supplies:

Tickled Pink B&T Paper
Emporium B&T Paper

Perfect Day B&T Paper
Tulip Ink
Sorbet Ink
Blush Ink
Sweet Leaf Ink
Rustic Alphabet Stamp Set
Connections Stamp Set
Tender Tags Stamp Set (June SOTM)
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
For Every Occasion
Ribbon (other)

Hope you enjoy them!

These Thank you cards were super easy to make. I wanted for the teachers to have a hand made card to give to their parent volunteers.

The stationary set had an insert that I just couldn't make it work! I think it looks good like this, don't you think? This teacher was retiring so I thought she wouldn't need the Thank You cards as much. I just made different occasion cards. From "Happy Birthday" to "Thinking of you", this set has them all!!

Thanks to a fellow consultant for the inspiration of this set.

I did it again!!!

I just couldn't resist it! I ordered another goodie box!!! This time was only $40 with over $80 in products! I'll be posting my goddies when they arrive! Stay tuned...

My Creations 3 Ring Binder Workshop

You will make this adorable 5x7 album using our Tinkerin' Level 2 Paper pack and coordinating My Stickease. You will decorate the cover as well as all the inside pages. Join me Saturday July 11th at 2pm. Payment is due upon sign up by July 1st .This workshop is only $18!!

To sign up email me at pamperedhearts@hotmail.com

*If you're from out of town, add $5 for shipping.

Twelve Cards and Memory KeeperWorkshop

You do not want to miss this one! You will be creating 12 adorable 6x6 cards and decorating your very own My Creations Memory Keeper to store all your cards in. No more hunting for those cards you made 3 months ago or spending an hour at the store picking 1 card!. Join me Saturday June 27th at 2pm. Payment is due upon sign up. Last day to sign up is June 18th .This workshop is only $20!!

To sign up, email me at pamperedhearts@hotmail.com.

*If you're from out of town add $5 for shipping charges.

I got my Goodie Box!!

I'm so excited!! I got the first goodie box Close To My Heart offered on their deal a day special. I wanted to share with all of you all the stuff I got!! It was a really good deal, I received over $132 in products for only $60!! Here's what I got:

Magic Moments Kit
Dimensional Elements Basic Shapes
Blush Polka Dot Bulk Ribbon
All About My Family - My Child's Reflections
Sonata Level 2
Fluttering Frames Stamp Set
Floral Elements Stamp Set
Birthday Script Stamp Set

This deal was so totally worth it! Now the question is: Are You going to get today's Goodie Box Deal?? Today's box is only $40 with over $80 in products!!! Remember, deals change daily. This goodie box is only available today, while supplies last! Visit my website and get yours right away!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Deal of the Day - Close To My Heart Sale!!

Close To My Heart is having a month long sale!! They are giving a free item with the purchase of 1 My Acrylix Stamp Set and a special reduced shipping rate. The free item changes every day. Monday was a 3x3 album, Tuesday it was Sassy Strands and yesterday the color ready alphabets. This sale is only available through my website. There is also another bonus buy, a mystery box for at least 50% off!!!

Today was the first day they offered the box and I just couldn't resist!! I got $120 in products for only $60!!! What a deal! I can't wait to get my box in the mail!!! I'll be posting a picture for sure ;)

I'm off to pack my bags for a show tonight!!

Happy creating!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here's some art!

I created this 2 page layout in February for my scrap club. I used the That's Amore level 2 paper pack, the February Stamp of the Month - Easter Eggs for the flower and 2 different My Acrylix Stamp sets. Hope you like!

A recap!

Wow! It's been awhile since I was here!! A lot has happened since too! My "hunny" was gone for school for a very long 6 weeks! I had a rough April. I hurt my back during Good Friday mass. As I started to feel better I had an encounter with at tooth pick. The toothpick won! It went into the bottom of my foot and broke off. I had to go to the doctor and he got it out by cutting on the bottom of my foot and giving me stitches, my first stitches ever!! And I was really excited too!! I kept telling and showing everyone my stitches. I can't wait to scrapbook those pictures ;)

In May we celebrated my daughter's First Communion. Wow, she looked like an angel! My mom and brother were here during this special day. Now with them gone, things are starting to go back to normal. I'm working on my 2 page layout for my club tomorrow and a card for my gathering next week.

Well, that's all for now. Sorry for being out of touch for so long. I'll make it up by sharing some art soon! Until then, take to create!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Where have you been???

This is what you're probably wondering, huh? Well, I've been cleaning and sick, yuck! I say very sadly that I haven't "played" in a while. That's about to change though :) Tomorrow I have my first club meeting of the year, yay!! The beautiful That's Amore paper is waiting for me at the table to play with it... I will post a picture probably tomorrow of the completed 2 page layout.

What have you been doing?? I would love to see some of your work. How about we make it interesting? Email me your latest creation and I will put your name in a drawing for a fun little gift! Contest ends February 28th, good luck and happy creating!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The difference it made...

Today I received an email from one of my friends. I had asked her to comment on her experience at last year's Album Retreat. I was so touched to find out the difference it had made. She is so proud of her album. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

"When I signed up for the Album Retreat last year I was very nervous for two reasons; one, I was new to scrapbooking and didn't know what to expect and two, I didn't tell my husband how much I spent and was worried he would find out. But once I got there and began working on my album I wasn't worried about either. Alex made the layouts so easy to follow it was impossible, even for me a scrapbooking rookie, to mess up and when I was finished it was such a beautiful piece of art that I knew it was worth the money and my husband didn't care how much it cost us once I put our family's memories into it. My album from the retreat was my first real project and it is still the first thing that I bring out, to show off, when friends or family come over. It was MORE than worth it... THANK YOU ALEX!!"

Thank you Liz for sharing.

Maybe it's time you give scrapbooking a try! What are you doing with your memories???

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sharing pics from the customer Album Retreat 2008!

With this year's album retreat coming up I wanted to share some pictures from last years. As you can tell we had a blast! We were a little cramped at the table, last minute change of plans! My husband had a death in the family and had to leave right away the day before the retreat. Since I couldn't bring the girls with me to the place I had reserved we had to go to one of my friend's house. Thank you Nicole, you saved me! We all shared Nicole's dining table and at the end of the day completed 15 pages and my girls were able to play with Nicole's kids. It was a fabulous day. Let's hope my hunny doesn't bail on me this time around! LOL! Enjoy the pics!

Album Retreat - Register TODAY!

I am happy to announce that registration for the Album Retreat is now open! Come join us Saturday March 28 starting at 9 am for a full day of scrappin' and fun. You will create a complete album, a total of 15 layouts. Registration includes a 12x12 album in the color of your choice, papers, accessories, 1 My Acrylix Stamp Set of your choice from the list on your registration form and step by step instructions. You will be treated to a morning snack, lunch, dinner and drinks.

See what last year's participants had to say:

"Great product, great pages and great fun!!!" Stacie

Don't miss out! Click here to register today.

**If you're out of town and would like to create the album, please contact me for more details.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

More pics to share!

Here are a few more beautiful pictures taken by the super talented Danette Kay Photography. As a scrapbooker you can imagine how much I treasure pictures. Kids grow up soo fast and I feel so lucky to be able to go back to my albums and relive all these little moments! If you don't scrapbook you should give it a try.

You never cease to amaze me with your talent, my friend! Thanks for sharing these with me!


Our furnace broke the other night and it was 66 degrees when we got up in the morning! Maybe not a big deal for most of you, but remember that I grew up in the Caribbean it was freezing!! Thankfully it was a nice day out and heat was not needed throughout the day. By 5 pm it was all fixed and warm. Kind of funny how the small comforts make a big difference.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing Photographer!

I am so lucky to call this person my friend! She is sooo talented, it's unreal! She is the most gifted artist I've met. She never ceases to amaze me with her talent. I wanted to share with all of you some of the pictures she's taken of our family. After you look at these pictures you'll understand why I admire her so much. Check her out by visiting http://www.danettekayphotography.com/. You'll be glad you did. Thanks for sharing these photos with me Dani! ;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

40% off Sale, a success!!

Wow!! After being on line for almost an hour I was able to complete my purchase!!! Not too bad compared with how long I waited last time in August! I was a good girl and kept my purchase under $100, yeah! So, how did you do? Please share your story!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

40% off Close To My Heart!

I am so excited about this sale! Close To My Heart is offering 40% off retired products starting Monday January 26th at 7 am (pacific time). You know I'll be there first thing in the morning making my purchase! If you're a CTMH addict like me you'll remember the sale we had last August! It was huge!! Everything sold out within minutes!!! With that said, I logged in (www.AlexG.MyCTMH.com) and have created my account with my shipping address to expedite check out. I will not miss out on this sale!! Go on, create yours and shop with me! LOL!

I did it!

I did it! I started to blog!! After visiting all of my friends' blogs I decided to join this new trend. I will post projects and upcoming events, ramble about anything that goes on in our crazy lives and whatever else comes up! LOL So, here we go..