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,