Friday, July 29, 2011

Going, going, gone! Get your favorite products before they are gone!

If you've been wondering why I was so quiet this past week it's because I was at Convention in Disneyland!! I had an amzing week and can't wait to share all the new changes with you! From lower My Acrylix and My Reflections prices to an EXCLUSIVE CRICUT Cartridge!!!! But before I share all the goodies with you, I want to let you know that many of your favorite products are being discontinued as of July 31st! To order, visit my website or send me an email with your order to

Here's a list of discontinued products:

My Acrylix Stamp Sets:

B1313 Merry Pursuits
B1319 Four Seasons
B1325 Welcome Baby
B1333 Merry Monsters
C1292 Tropical Christmas
C1318 Best Wishes
C1324 Spooky Smiles
C1328 Festive Frills
C1333 Spooky Night
C1340 Aspiration
C1342 Damask Tiles
C1350 Dainty Thoughts
C1353 Gear Up
C1354 Robot Power
C1361 Buttoned Together
C1362 You're a Hoot
C1366 Fringed Phrases
C1371 Holiday Jingle
C1372 Grateful Hearts
C1373 In the Game—Hockey
C1374 Spellbound
C1375 In the Game—Football
C1376 Stocking Style
C1377 Christmas Story
C1378 Heartfelt Christmas
C1380 Judiac Commentary
C1381 Card Chatter—Thank you
C1384 Neighborhood
C1386 Boys at Play
C1387 Playin' Hard
C1391 Embrace Life
C1394 Candlelight
C1398 Love You Forever
C1402 In the Month of January
C1406 Hit the Spot
C1421 The Boo Crew
C1428 Ice Crystals
C1430 In the Month of September
C1431 In the Month of October
C1432 In the Month of November
C1433 In the Month of December
C1434 School Rules
D1166 Vintage Christmas
D1171 New Fallen Snow
D1177 No Peeking
D1224 Holiday Joy
D1225 Jingle Borders
D1226 Magical Season
D1243 Peace on Earth
D1244 Snow Friends
D1257 Make It Count
D1258 Friendship Word Puzzle
D1265 Gracious Greetings
D1266 Baby Steps
D1280 Spot on Backgrounds
D1299 Thoughtful Seasons
D1305 Gloria
D1315 Evergreen
D1317 Feathery Flakes
D1319 Creepy Cobwebs
D1324 Christmas Melodies
D1326 Season of Splendor
D1332 Boutique Borders
D1333 Wishing Star
D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds
D1339 Moments in Time
D1347 Confidential
D1349 Be Yourself
D1350 Tender Tags
D1352 It's Your Day
D1354 Endless Friendship
D1355 Gracious Greeting—French
D1356 Gracious Greetings—Spanish
D1359 Comments
D1363 Picture Perfect
D1365 True Happiness
D1366 Holiday Trinkets
D1369 Delightful Things
D1370 Welcome Home
D1371 Many Thanks
D1372 Grown with Love
D1374 Ms. Holiday Cheer
D1375 Treasures September
D1376 Holiday Warmth
D1379 Flourished Blessings
D1380 Just for the Holidays
D1381 Beware
D1382 Holiday Hoopla
D1383 Santa's List
D1385 Good Work
D1393 Flourished Blessings—French
D1395 Flourished Blessings—Spanish
D1406 True Friends
D1416 State of Mind
D1421 Cherish the Moment
D1422 Wonderful Friend
D1423 Happy Forever
D1424 Something Splendid
D1428 Happy Journey
D1433 My Game
D1439 Spook Alley
D1450 Beautiful Day

My Reflections Paper Packs:

Bliss Level 1 -- X7132A pg 12
Bliss Level 2 -- X7132B pg 12
Bliss stickease -- X7132C pg 12
Miracle L1 -- X7133A pg 16
Miracle L2 -- X7133B pg 16
Miracle stickease -- X7133C pg 16
Sweetheart L1 -- X7134A pg 20
Sweetheart L2 -- X7134B pg 20
Sweetheart stickease -- X7132C pg 20
Wings L1 -- X7135A pg 24
Wings L2 -- X7135B pg 24
Wings stickease -- X7135C pg 24
Magnifique L1 -- X7127A pg 38
Magnifique L2 -- X7127B pg 38
Magnifique stickease -- X7127C pg 38
Olivia L1 -- X7128A pg 38
Olivia L2 -- X7128B pg 38
Olivia stickease -- X7128C pg 38
Hooligans L1 -- X7129A pg 39
Hooligans L2 -- X7129B pg 39
Hooligans stickease -- X7129C pg 39
Mistletoe L1 -- X7130A pg 39
Mistletoe L2 -- X7130B pg 39
Mistletoe stickease -- X7130C pg 39
Sweetheart WOTG -- G1017 pg 41
Lucky WOTG -- G1018 pg 41
Sophia WOTG -- G1019 pg 41
Bliss WOTG -- G1020 pg 42
Fanfare WOTG -- G1021 pg 42
Mayberry WOTG -- G1022 pg 42
Miracle WOTG -- G1023 pg 43
Wings WOTG -- G1016 pg 43

If you love the 24 packs of one color, most colors are going..going...Gone! Prices will go up to $14.50 per pack. I highly recommend buying your favorites even though some colors (mostly neutrals & fall colors) will still be available in packs of 24. So if you love New England Ivy for Christmas or Outdoor Denim, buy it now. If you love Cranberry or Olive, it will still be available but at the higher price ($14.50). These colors will be discontinued in 24 sheet packs of one color and are only $9.50 until July 31.

Sunkiss Yellow & Sunny Yellow
Lilac Mist & Amethyst
Holiday Red
Sunflower & Goldrush
Moonstruck (everyone loves this color)
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple
The other color cardstocks will be sold in combo packs only.

You will be able to buy Cardstock from the new catalog in shade packs. The colors I have listed above ARE NOT in the Shade Packs. Colonial White & White Daisy as well as Kraft will continue to be sold in 24 sheet packs for only $9.50


Block Organizer: (this is one of my favorites- have to have it!) (Z185) For $22.95 (fill it now with these blocks that are being retired):
1” x 1 ½” block -- Y1001 pg 45
1” x 6 ½” block -- Y1005 pg 45
2” x 11” block -- Y1007 pg 45
2 ½” x 2 ½” block -- Y1004 pg 45
4 ½” x 6 ½” block -- Y1011 pg 45

My Acrylix block starter kit -- Y1500 pg 114

We will be adding a *NEW* block size, 4 x 5" for $15.95.

Kraft Borders: yes the manufacturer is discontinuing this HOT item!!!!

All Envelope flats

Designer ribbon – cranberry -- Z1209 pg 115
Designer ribbon – buttercup -- Z1154 pg 115
Designer ribbon – sweet leaf -- Z1125 pg 115

Sophia L2 Journaling Spots -- Z1357 pg 116
Mini Medley Accents – Pear -- Z1339 pg 117
Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon -- Z1340 pg 117
Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim -- Z1277 pg 117
Top Coats – Framed In -- Z1211 pg 118
Rub Ons – Across the Board -- Z1231 pg 118
Rub Ons – Primavera -- Z1265 pg 118

Dimensional Elements – Villa -- Z1390 pg 118
Dimensional Elements – Miracle -- Z1354 pg 118
Dimensional Elements – Booksmart -- Z1223 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Borders -- Z1156 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun -- Z1140 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard -- Z1164 pg 119
Dimensional Elements – Stars -- Z1312 pg 119
Dimensional Elements Monograms – A thru Z -- Z1055 pg 119 **(new DE alphabets in fall book – similar but new sizes and shapes)

3” x 3” Mini Album -- Z1166 pg 120
My Creations 3 ring binder -- Z1141 pg 120

Red Eye Pen -- 3501 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Clear -- Z671 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue -- Z647 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple -- Z664 pg 121
Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl -- Z678 pg 121

Block Buddy Set -- Z1289 pg 121
Pivot Point Stapler -- Z1009 pg 122
Texture Tools – Foam Tools -- Z1090 pg 122
Fun Flock -- Z263
My Accents Organizer -- Z183 pg 123

Euro Personal Paper Trimmer -- Z338 pg 123 **new one in Fall Catalog
Euro Replacement Blades -- Z339 pg 123
Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring -- Z340 pg 123

All Ink pad Sets - ink pads to be sold separately
All Marker Sets - markers to be sold separately

Textured Cardstock – White Daisy -- X5671 pg 124

I better go and place my order before these items are gone for good!

Take time to create,


Friday, July 22, 2011

There's still time to get more Bang for your Buck!!

There is still time to take advantage of this offer. Simply order $50 in current products from our Spring/Summer catalog to qualify and choose your item for only $1!! Choose from:

X5811 Creative Basics® Mistletoe
X5807 Creative Basics® Animal Cookies
X8624 My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit
X8622 My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit
X8623 My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit

Sale ends July 31st. To take advantage of this offer simply email your order to or visit my website Happy shopping!!!

Take time to create!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Product Spotlight: Trees and Things

Check out this video featuring the adorable Trees and Things My Acrylix Stamp set. It feature the masking technique and generation stamping. If you would like to purchase any of the products shown, visit my website to place your order or email at

Enjoy the show!

Take time to create,


Monday, July 11, 2011

Studio J Tutorial: Love your layout Ep. 2

You are going to love the cool ribbon technique Kristine shows on this video!! It is sooo clever!! If you haven't tried Studio J, I suggest you head over to my website and try it immediately!! You're not going to regret it! You can play all you want for free! There is no software you need to download or install. You only need internet access and your digital pictures!

Watch this video and give it a try for free! There's nothing to loose and lots of fun to be had!

Enjoy the show!

Take time to create,


Friday, July 8, 2011

Product Spotlight: Newsprint Rub Ons

Another super cool product, distressed and ready to use! Great tip for leftover letters and love the way it's stored.

Find out what makes Newsprint rub-ons so easy to apply and fun to use, and then watch and learn how to create stunning artwork using these rub-ons!

Enjoy the show!

Take time to create,


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Studio J Video Tutorial: Perfect Placement

Check out this awesome tutorial where you will learn cool tips when layering elements using Studio J. The theme of this layout is perfect for the first day of school! Gosh, that is just around the corner!!

Enjoy the show!

Take time to create,


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Product Spotlight: Dreams Come True

I so love these fun video tutorials from the Corporate staff at Close To My Heart! This video uses one of my favorite stamps sets from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, Dreams Come True!

This video is packed with inspiring artwork and creative techniques. Discover how to create a beautiful banner using the My Creations® Mix & Mingle album, learn how to use the embossed resist technique for gorgeous lettering, clip away part of a stamped sentence for a whole new meaning, build a card sentiment like a puzzle, and more!

Enjoy the show!

Take time to create,


Monday, July 4, 2011

July Workshop Video

Join me this month to create beautiful artwork with the Mayberry paper collection. Your basic kit order includes a Level 2 Mayberry Paper Pack, a color step by step guide, an EXCLUSIVE My Acrylix Stamp Set (available only with your kit purchase) and the new Canvas Badge Buttons. The retail value of this kit is $34.85, but you pay $29.95 (plus shipping & tax). With the purchase of the kit you will also get the instructional class with me for FREE!

Here's a video featuring one of the techniques you will learn as well as all the kit contents. I hope you can join me this Friday July 29th to create adorable art with this adorable kit!

Take time to create,


Friday, July 1, 2011

More Bang for your Buck!

Because everyone loves more bang for the buck! When you make a minimum purchase of $50 from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, you can add a bonus item for just $1*. Choose from five items, each valued at $8.95 or more (limit one bonus item per qualifying order). To qualify for this promotion, items purchased must be from the Spring/Summer Idea Book. This is a great way to stock up on items from the current Idea Book before the Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live on August 1!

Eligible $1 Bonus Items:
• Creative Basics® Mistletoe Collection (original retail: $8.95)
• Creative Basics® Animal Cookies Collection (original retail: $8.95)
• My Originals® Bits & Pieces Card Kit (original retail: $12.95)
• My Originals® It’s Your Day Card Kit (original retail: $12.95)
• My Originals® Around the Holidays Card Kit (original retail: $14.95)

To place your order head over to my website, or email me your order at

*Offer available July 1–31, 2011. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a comparable promotional item while supplies last. Limit one promotional item per qualifying order.

Take time to create,