Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blossom Cardmaking Kit--buy the kit or sign up for the workshop!

Okay, I may sound like a broken record here, but I think this is my FAVORITE Cardmaking Kit that Close to My Heart has ever created!  First of all, I adore the stamp set--the images are cute and great for making birthday cards, which is what my customers most like to make.  You can ONLY get this stamp set as part of the Blossom Cardmaking Kit, and the kit is a great value at only $24.95.  You get two full accessory items (Coral Reef Sequins and Glacier Twine) plus all the paper, card bases and envelopes you'll need to make 15 cards.

You can sign up to attend my local workshop on Thursday, June 4th, or you can order the kit online through my WEBSITE (just click on "shop" and add item #G1095 to your cart) and make it at home.  The kit comes with a full color cutting guide.  If you're completing the kit at home, you'll need Black, Pear, Smoothie and Honey stamp pads.

Fifteen total cards--plus you'll have leftover paper and accesories that you can use to make more cards or other projects.

Friday, May 8, 2015


I've been a Close to My Heart Consultant for 18 years, and from the very beginning, I've been designing layouts and cards for my local workshop clubs.  I've now decided to offer these projects to anyone who would like to purchase them!   For my very first Kit of the Month project pack, I'm featuring the Jackson paper.  You'll love the masculine colors--great for outdoor photos or "guy" pages.

Your $15 kit includes everything you need to create this beautiful layout page and three coordinating cards:  pre-cut papers, embellishments (sequins, twine, etc.), pre-stamped images (where needed), envelopes, a package of Jackson Complements (stickers) and a handout with instructions for putting the cards and layout together.

 Some close-up details of the layout featuring the Jackson papers and Complements.

Three coordinating cards

To purchase this kit for $15, click the "Buy Now" button below.  Once I receive payment, I will send it your way ($4 shipping applies)!  If you're a local customer, e-mail me directly to purchase.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Stamp of the Month--Just Sayin'

A new month means a new Stamp of the Month!  What I like about this set (Just Sayin') is that you can add the little tags and accents to any layout or any card. . .the neutral shapes and designs will work with anything!   You can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 during the month of May (with a $50 purchase) or you can buy it for $17.95 retail. 

This layout is featured in our current catalog.  I think they used at least seven images from the Stamp of the Month to add accents to this layout.  Note how they used the triangle shape to create a pennant across the top right corner--so cute!! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month Special--Taste of Summer

May is National Scrapbooking Month, and I am so excited to introduce our special promotion to celebrate this event!  Close to My Heart has created an exclusive paper pack, Taste of Summer, available only in the month of May.  We also have a coordinating stamp set to go with this fun paper pack.  The paper pack features vibrant colors and patterns of summer fruits--subtle, solid patterns on one side and bold fruity patterns on the other. 

This special paper pack is only $8.95 with no additional qualifying purchase required!!!  The D-size stamp set is only $17.95.  There is no limit to the number of paper packs or stamp sets you can order.

Here's the catch--the paper pack is available while supplies last, and I know that these fun patterns will be a HIT with my customers.  So, my advice is to order EARLY in the month to make sure you don't miss out!  You can order online through my website, or contact me if you are local. 

To celebrate this awesome paper, I created a workshop featuring TWO two-page layouts and six different cards.  

There are two ways for you to get this workshop:

Attend the class on May 21st --cost is $20 and includes your full pack of Taste of Summer paper.  I will pre-cut all your cardstock pieces except for the ones from your Taste of Summer pack (I'll give you cutting instructions in the class).  You'll use various pieces from your Taste of Summer pack and still have some left over.

Purchase the project pack TO GO for $25.  All the stamping will be done for you and instructions will be includes for putting your layouts/cards together (accessories included).  If you're long-distance, shipping costs will also apply.  Contact me at to purchase (you can pay through PayPal).

OPTIONAL ADD-ON:  For $17.95 (plus tax/shipping), you can get the exclusive Taste of Summer stamp set to go with your paper pack.

INK COLORS THAT I USED:  Canary, Honey, Gypsy, Pear, Ruby, Sunset and Sorbet

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Stamp of the Month

I've got quite a few customers who've been WAITING for April just to get this awesome Stamp of the Month!  This set is loaded with sentiments that you can add to your typewriter page--a super versatile stamp sets that works well for masculine or feminine cards.  You can purchase this stamp set for the regular price of $17.95 or get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase!

The new Seasonal Expressions is HERE!!

The new Seasonal Expressions catalog is now available!  I'm delighted to show you some of the products from this new catalog!  You can order any of these items online through my website,
We have two fantastic new My Reflections Paper Packs--Jackson and Blossom.  For those of you who LONG for more masculine papers, you will love the Jackson papers. . .great for guy layouts, vacations and outdoor photos. 

If you enjoy fresh spring colors, then I know you'll love the Blossom Paper Pack. 

We also have lots of new accessories in the catalog.  My favorites are the Glacier Twine and the new Sequins (both Oceanside and Coral Reef)--these accessories seem to go with so many different things!
Oceanside Sequins (above) and Coral Reef Sequins (below)--only $3.95 ea

Glacier Twine (above) and Thistle Twine (below)--$3.95 each

We have two new sets of Washi Tape.  I particularly like the thin colors that come in each set--they're great for running along the edge of a project.  Boardwalk is shown above and Carnival Below--$5.95 for the three-pack.

I'll show you some more products in the near future.  You can browse the new Seasonal Expressions for yourself online at



Monday, March 2, 2015

Hopscotch Picture My Life Card Class

I'm ready for spring, and the Hopscotch Picture My Life Program is the perfect way to get my spring "fix"--especially when you use it to create beautiful cards with a spring vibe.  It's so easy to turn the pre-printed 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" cards from ANY of our Picture My Life Programs into beautiful cards.  Just add papers from the coordinating paper pack and accessories and you are ready to go.  You'll also want a Corner Rounder so you can round your corners to match the PML cards--I recommend Close to My Heart's Corner Round (Z1912, $7.95) because the curve most closely matches the curved corners of our PML cards.

I'm hosting the Hopscotch Picture My Life Card Class on Monday, March 9th, at 6 p.m.  Cost for the class is only $20, and you'll get to make 15 cards!  Your class fee includes your Hopscotch Picture My Life Card Deck (we'll only use part of the deck), a package of our super cute Junebug Puffies and the extra cardstock, papers and accessories to create your cards.  If you can't attend the class, you can purchase the Hopscotch PML Card Class Project Pack and create your cards at home.  I'll include a handout with the photos of each of the cards.  Cost is $20 (plus shipping, if needed).