Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sharing Artwork

Last month I was part of a Holiday Bazaar on base. Since all my stuff is still in storage (no house yet) I had to place an order with Close To My Heart. I know, how sad... Yeah right! Anyway, I ordered a pack of Mistletoe Level 1, Magnifique Level 1 and the Magnifique Workshop On The Go kit as well as some accessories and a 6x6 My Creations Memory showcase Album. I was pretty happy with how things turned out. I got a lot of inspiration from my fellow Close To My Heart consultants on our corporate bulletin board. Thanks ladies!

Hope you enjoy the art ...

Hostess Gift for booking a party online or at home, cute bags with a Petite Perk inside.

Using a My Creations Cube and leftover paper from the Magnifique Workshop On The Go Kit. I had mini candy canes inside.

Hot Cocoa pouches, only $1 each!

I donated a pack of these adorable cards to the bazaar along with a gift certificate. I also raffled off another pack at my table.

With the Mistletoe Level 1 I created 2 pages and decorated the My Creations Memory Showcase Album (featured on the November 11 post). Just added a bit of cranberry ribbon and a few Sparkles!

With the B&T from the Level 1 Mistletoe I created this cool gift card holder. I sold out of them, only $1.50!

Hope you've enjoyed my little creations! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Take time to create!


Friday, December 10, 2010

December SUPER SALE!!!

I am super excited to share this Super Sale with you!! During the month of December when you place an order of $20 or more (before tax and shipping) on my website you'll receive a popular, retired D-size stamp set for FREE*! The free stamp set is valued at $22.95, talk about getting more for your money! You will also get free shipping and tax on your free stamp set. That's a lot of Plenty for your Twenty!!

That's not all. Close To My Heart has just released a selection of products at a huge discount! Some items are up to 90% off!! Hurry as these types of sales go fast.

Be sure to check back. Close To My Heart will occasionally add items when we have small quantities left in inventory on soon to be retired products. Because inventory fluctuate check my website often to take advantage while supplies last!

Products can be viewed on my website. Click on Shop Online and then Discounted Products.

*Plenty for Twenty offer only valid on orders placed by Midnight MST December 31, 2010 on my website. Qualifying purchases must include shippable products. Studio J layout purchases excluded. Studio J memberships and 5-packs will count only if shippable items are also ordered.

Don't forget to order your Magnifique Kit of the Month!

Happy Shopping!!!

Take time to create,


Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Little MORE Thanks! Get 2 FREE My Acrylix Stamps!

Here are the details of our fabulous November Campaign, as promised!

During November you can earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE!*

This increases the value of your purchase by up to $45.90 that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just my way of offering A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.

Offer ends soon! Visit my website to place your order!

Happy Shopping!

*Free stamp sets include A-D size sets. Stamps that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go,™ Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and customizable K-size. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good November 1–30, 2010.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

One of my favorite products...

is the My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6 album. Its accordion style pages makes it easy to decorate; and its low price of only $3.95 makes it a great birthday or Christmas gift!

Anyone can make one of these adorable albums. If you think you're not "talented", think again. You can use several of our pre-printed products to complete your albums. I have made several of these albums using our My Originals card kits and a few sheets of cardstock. You can also use any My Reflections Level 1 kits and complete an album in a jiffy! Just cut your pre-printed 12x12 pages in quarters (6x6). Use the My Stickease to dress it up and voila, you have a great gift album for a friend or family member! Talk about faster, simpler, easier!!

I just ordered another album and will use the Mistletoe Level 1 kit to decorate it, can't wait! I will post pictures of some of the ones I've already made at a later time. As you know, our household goods are in a warehouse somewhere in Northern California!!

I challenge you to make on these adorable albums for a gift of for yourself!

Take time to create,


Have been gone for how long???

Wow! I had no idea I had been gone for this long! Did you see the date on my last post??? OK, now I'll give you a quick update on what's happened on the home front.

We had received military orders to move to Virginia back in May. Things were running smoothly and I was getting stuff done for our upcoming move. Well, late August we received news that our orders to Virginia got canceled; and the fun began (not)! Between then and now our orders got canceled 2 more times. Uncertain times, but we finally got orders and moved! We are now at Beale AFB in California!!

We've now been here for a week and a half and we really like it! The girls started school last week and we are plenty busy looking for a place to live. I really haven't had time to create new artwork, since all my stuff is packed at a warehouse! I did manage to keep a bag with me with some basic supplies, I just haven't had the time or really gotten around to even open it!

I should be posting some new artwork soon (fingers crossed)! I just placed an order tonight for a craft fair I signed up for later this month! I can't wait to meet new people and this craft fair will be a great opportunity for that. If you're local, feel free to stop by and introduce yourself!

Many great things are coming with Close To My Heart, so stay tuned!! Our new Autumn/Winter 2010 catalog has beautiful product; and our new updated Summer Color Palette with 8 new colors is breathtaking!! Don't take my word for it, head over to my website to browse the new catalog. There's a great sale going on now until the end of the month! I will share details on my next post. Now, gotta get ready to pick up my brother from the airport, woohoo!!!

Take time to create,


Friday, August 13, 2010

Love Card

I wanted to share a Love card I designed for a workshop a while back. I used the beautiful Veranda papers, love this kit, to create a Tri Shutter card. I also used the My Acrylix Priceless Love stamp set (D1348) and My Acrylix Love Language stamp set (D1343).

Vanilla Cream
Creme Brulee

Brad Assortment: Metal
Just Blooms White Daisy

Hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Take time to create,


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Studio J has a FREE app for the iPhone & iPod Touch!!

Just when it seemed Studio J couldn't possible get any cooler, it does!! Now you can download the FREE Studio J Snapshot App to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Whether you want to share your new layout with Grandma or show the fabulous patterns available on Studio J to your friends, Studio J can now be shared anywhere!!! Do...wnload and rate this new app and Close To My Heart will give away 5 FREE Studio J layouts!! To find the application, use "CTMH" in the keyword search and Studio J Snapshot will pop right up! Studio J requires the free iPhone 4 software upgrade available in iTunes. See Studio J Snapshot now!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

$2, $4, $6. Sale - Items still available!

This sale has been amazing! Everyone has been taking advantage of the awesome deals on their favorite products! I've updated the Unavailable List here. Lots of items have sold out but there are some good deals still out there!!

Visit my website to check out the sale. You can combine regular priced items with sale items. This sale also qualifies you for a discount on the August Stamp of the Month or get it FREE with $100 order.

There's not waiting time on my website right now!

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

$2, $4, $6... It's you we appreciate!!!

You do not want to miss this sale! Tons of your favorite paper packs and coordinating Stickease starting at just $2!! The sale begins this Wednesday August 4th at 8 PDT, 10 CDT and it's only for 8 days!

You can access a list of everything that's on sale here! You can check out pictures of the kits on sale in this document created by my colleague Kristen Woodie. This sale is only available on my website, while supplies last!

To save you time during check out, create an online account on my website here. Remember to be patient. This is a sale that many people will be taking advantage of. CTMH has told us this about product availability: “We have specifically chosen the items available for sale because they are desirable, current and retired items for which we also have strong stock. Not all quantities in stock are equal and there will likely be some that we run out of. But the variety is wide and there is something for everyone’s taste and style. Although this is a “while supplies last” campaign and it’s important for us to position the items as such, our inventory varied and well stocked and ready to support you.”

Ready? Set... Shop!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Close To My Heart announces Retired List 2011

The much anticipated Close To My Heart Retired List 2011 is here! We have 9 pages full of products to be retired. It is so hard to say goodbye to so many wonderful products, but we have to make room for the new. Items on the retiring list are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! I suggest that if you see something you must have – order it asap! Inventory goes fast once the word is out. Please contact me if you have any questions!

Visit to place your order right away! Grab them while supplies last, once they are gone they're gone!!

Happy shopping!!!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm back from Convention 2010!!!

I had the intention of updating you with all things Close To My Heart while at Convention! But the truth is I was super busy with business classes, hearing all the new announcements, drooling over all the new products, make and takes and catching up with my friends!!! I also received a copy of the upcoming Autumn/Winter catalog!!! I haven't been able to put it down!

I can not wait to share with you all the amazing products coming this Autumn/Winter season! You are going to fall in love with 8 new colors in our Summer palette, gorgeous new paper packs, fun accessories and more!!!

I will be posting updates with all the announcements!! I'll also post new artwork and share some of the artwork I received from other consultants! We sure are a talented bunch!!

Now enjoy the cover of the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog!! Please forgive the poor quality of the picture, but my good camera has a dead battery. I promise I'll update it later!!

Take time to create,


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another goodie box today!!

Today we have another mystery goodie box on sale!! You'll get at least $250 in products for only $100!! That is a super deal!!

Not enough cash? You can split the box with a friend and still take advantage of this offer!

Don't forget to visit my website daily and check out what's on sale!

Happy shopping!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fun crafting time with my baby!

Today was a really fun day. After laundry was done my youngest and I surfed the web and found a cute little gift card holder. She is my crafty one, so she immediately wanted to do it!!

I got some scraps I had from non-CTMH papers (oh no!) and some contraband tools! We did use CTMH inks and stamps!


Here they are closed:

Here's my baby's

Here's mine

I had so much fun with her today! I am so proud of her, she has so much creativity. I love how she figures things out on her own, just by looking!

Let's see if I can get the other two interested tomorrow! We are making a purse using the Cricut! Wish me good luck!!

Take time to create!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Mystery Box!!

I received the mystery goodie box I purchased last week! I spent only $40 and received over $80 in products!!

Here's what I got:

  • Because of you My Acrylix Stamp Set
  • Vintage Valentine My Acrylix Stamp Set
  • My Creations Mini Circle Album
  • White Daisy Ricrac Ribbon
  • Embroidery Floss - Greens
  • Embroidery Floss - Pinks
  • Embroidery Floss - Purples
  • Colonial White Brads
  • Spring Harmony Brads
  • Metal Rimmed Tags - Flowers
  • Hollyhock Ink Spot
  • Assorted Textured and Regular Cardstock
I am so happy with my box!! I hope you are also taking advantage of this wonderful sale!! There is another goodie box today I'm sure you don't want to miss!! Visit my website daily to find out which mystery item you could get FREE!!

Enjoy and happy shopping!!!

Mystery Goodie Box on SALE 50% off!!

Woohoo!!! Another goodie box today!! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% off! Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $120) for only $60! Visit my website to place your order today! Offer ends at 8 am MDT tomorrow!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jackpot June Sale continues!!

Check out today's deal!! The Dimensional Elements are on SALE for only $4!!! Shipping starts at $0.99 and if you hit the jackpot you'll receive the adorable Make a Wish Stamp Set FREE!!! ($13.95 value)

Hurry up and visit my website to place your order!! Offer ends at 8am MDT and a new offer starts at 9am.

Happy shopping and good luck!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jackpot June Sale - Goodie Box Day!!

Yesterday began the Jackpot June Sale only on MyCTMH website! Five items were offered at 30% off. With the purchase of one of the items you would "hit" the jackpot and get FREE products. If you ordered the It's A Guy Thing Level 1 paper pack you will receive Designer Ribbon Rounds in Heavenly Blue and Hollyhock FREE!!!

Today we have a mystery goodie box on sale. The box is valued at $200 and it could be yours for only $80!! What a deal!! I am ordering one right now! This goodie box is available today only, so get yours right away! Visit and order yours! I'll be posting a picture as soon as I get it in!

Last year we had a similar sale in June. I ordered several goodie boxes then and posted them on my blog. To view them click here.

Have fun shopping!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Amazing June Sale!!

Today starts the Jackpot June Sale with Close To My Heart!! There are two ways to get FREE or discounted products at 50% off or more!

Here's how it works:

On goodie box days… you can purchase one box filled with popular products at 50% or more off retail value! Each goodie box day will feature different surprise items, so you can score
a wide variety of current and recently retired products.

On jackpot days… 5 products will be offered for sale at discounted prices. One of the 5 products is the mystery jackpot item for that day, but we’re not telling which—exciting, isn’t it! If you happen to order the mystery jackpot item, we’ll reward you with one or more FREE Close To My Heart products, with shipping included on the free items! If you purchase all 5 products, you’re guaranteed to hit the jackpot! There’s no purchase limit—if you order multiple secret jackpot items, we’ll send you the same number of free items.

These special offers include discounted shipping/handling and are only available online. Visit Check back every day for the latest offer.

Offer valid June 1–July 1 at 8:00 am (MDT), online only. New deals are posted each day at 9:00 am (MDT).

To be eligible for discounted prices, your order must contain only Jackpot June items. Visit or to see what the mystery Jackpot item was for the previous day. Offers are while supplies last.

Happy shopping!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Update on my move...

Here's the latest! Finally we got a house!! Is a lot smaller than what we had in California. It only has 3 bedrooms and a super tiny kitchen and small bathrooms, don't want to forget that!!

So far we have the living room/family room done, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and the kitchen done. I guess I can add the laundry "room" to the list, it's only a closet! My "craft room", which is really more of a corner, is coming together. The hubs put together my computer and desk and I've assembled my craft furniture, those little white cubes they sell at Michael's. Hopefully tonight we'll be able to finish this little corner 'cuz boy I NEED to scrap!!!

I should be able to take some pictures soon and get working on some artwork! I'm happy to tell you that I placed an order from the New Summer Idea Book! I can't wait to get it and start playing with all the new product!! I'll be sure to post some pictures of that too!!

Until next time!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Miracle is here!

Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration in May with the exclusive Miracle kit, available at a great retail price of only $19.95 or even at a discount! This kit contains what you need to craft two gorgeous, interactive two-page layouts that work well with any photos—just add ink to customize the look. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the Miracle kit comes together, and there’s no stamping required!

This charming scrapbooking kit featuring spring-inspired colors and floral patterns is miraculously easy to assemble with no stamping required. The brochure will guide you through easily creating two beautiful 2-page layouts.

There are several ways to snatch this fashionable Miracle kit at a great discount or even FREE*:

• Purchase the kit outright for $19.95*
• Place a minimum order of $40 and purchase the kit for only $10*
• Place a minimum order of $60 and purchase the kit for only $5*
• Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1–31 and receive a kit FREE!
• Host a Home Gathering between April 15–May 31 with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!

Amaze yourself and your friends during National Scrapbooking Month in May with gorgeous layouts you create using our Miracle kit.

You can view the Kit Contents here. Order yours now, visit

Miracle Kit Contents
5 – Colonial White Cardstock
1 – Bamboo Cardstock
1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Crystal Blue B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – Sweet Leaf B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – 6" × 12" My Stickease® Assortment
1 – 6" × 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
3 – 4" × 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™
2 – Sponge Wedges
1 –Brochure

Colors: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, Bamboo

* Tax and shipping/handling apply. Offer valid April 15—May 31, 2010. Limit of one discounted-price kit per order. Available for a limited time while supplies last. Qualifying minimum purchases do not include Studio J™ orders.

Studio J Coming this Tuesday April 27th!!

I'm super excited to announce the official launch of Studio J™ on Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 am (MDT)!!!!

Studio J™ is a FREE online design software that allows you to create custom-printed two-page layouts you put in your albums. There is no software to purchase and install; instead, simply log in to Studio J and start designing your layouts! You can create and immediately purchase your layouts, or you can save them for later completion and purchase.

The software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The software walks you through five simple steps to creating a beautiful layout that include:

  1. uploading photos;
  2. choosing the desired themed kit;
  3. selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
  4. adding photos, embellishments, title, and journaling;
  5. and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
With this launch, Close To My Heart is offering you a special introductory promotion. You may purchase each two-page layout for just $12.95. Also, when you place a single order for 5–9 layouts, you'll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE! For placing an order for 10 or more layouts, you'll receive FREE shipping/handling plus a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in the single order.

My website will have a Studio J Online Scrapbooking page that will allow you to log in to Studio J using your existing MyCTMH account, to create a new account, or, if you would like try the software without creating an account.

In preparation for the release, Studio J and my website will be offline beginning at 11:59 pm, Monday, April 26.

I hope you enjoy this new program! I had the opportunity to get early access and designed two 2-page layouts in no time! The program is super fun and easy to use and did I mention FREE??

Make time to create,


It's been how long???

Wow! I can't believe that I haven't been here since the begining of the year!! I've been very busy moving my family cross country while working my Close To My Heart business!

Last week we moved from California to Texas! We drove for 4 long days and kind of boring to tell you the truth ; ) Not much to see except for dry land! But before we moved I was very busy holding 3 workshops every month. I'm going to share with you the beautiful pages we made!

Here's the January workshop using the beautiful Veranda papers:

Here's the February workshop using the adorable Topstitch papers:

Due to my move I offered two different workshops in March, your choice between Caboodle:

and You Rock:

I'm sure going to miss all of you and all the fun we had every time we got together! I am so blessed to have met you all! I want to thank you for letting me show you how to celebrate those special relationships in your life through the art of scrapbooking! This is my passion and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!

Make time to create,


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birthday Card Workshop!

I thought I'd share the Birthday card workshop I'm doing with the base's housing management group, Balfour Beatty Communities. I'm using the Caboodle paper pack for these adorable cards. The sizes are 3 1/2" x 8", 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and 3" x 3". For embellishments I used Colonial White Grossgrain Ribbon (Z1102), Twill Ribbon(Z1099), Vintage Edge Anchors Colonial White (Z1286), Bitty Sparkles(Z1263) and Metal Brads (Z1217).

This is a FREE workshop sponsored by Balfour Beatty Communities. If you live on base, don't miss it! We will meet at the Leasing Office (13001 Oregon Ave). at 5 pm tomorrow, Wednesday January 27th. Only a few spots left. RSVP to Brandi

Hope to see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Spring 2010 Idea Book is here!!

I hope you had a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! I am super excited because we have released another Idea Book and Catalog!! It is filled with beautiful NEW products, techniques, ideas and tips!! You can view it here. Everyone who places an order will receive a free copy!

I wish you the best in this new year 2010!

Take time to create!