Monday, February 1, 2016


February is the month to get your hands on some wonderful new stamp sets.  The first one is our February Stamp of the Month, Balloon Animals.  If this set doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will!  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 order in February OR you can buy it at regular retail price ($17.95).  Either way, it's only available for this VERY SHORT month!

The second exclusive stamp set available this month is our Share the Love stamp set.  When you purchase this stamp set at $17.95, Close to My Heart will donate $7 to Operation Smile.   Help me sell a BUNCH of these stamp sets this month so that we can make a big impact for Operation Smile!  If you don't know, Operation Smile is an organization that performs surgeries on children in third world countries who have cleft palates, etc.  These surgeries are LIFE-CHANGING for these children!  If you'd like to find out more about Operation Smile, visit their website at

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January Stamp of the Month -- Beloved Bouquet

I think I've mentioned before that I'm a sucker for floral stamp sets.  But, let's face it--they're just practical stamp images that you'll use again and again. What I love about our January Stamp of the Month is that you have the two-step images with a coordinating solid and outline image.  It creates instant depth and shading without needing watercolor, markers or colored pencils.  This stamp set is also really easy to work with--I didn't have any trouble lining the solid image up with the outline image. I recommend that you stamp the "outline" image FIRST, then fill it in with the solid, usually with a second generation shade of the same ink.

This stamp is ONLY available in the month of January, so hop over to my website,, and order it NOW!  You can get it for only $5 with a $50 order, or you can purchase it for the retail price of $17.95.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Planners are HERE!!!

Though I use my smart phone every day all day long, I have to tell you that I really prefer to write my events on an actual calendar.  I just like being able to open up my month-at-a-glance page and see all of my events on one page in a font that I can READ!!!  Close to My Heart has come up with the most adorable planner system that I know you are going to love, and in the month of December, you can get the Planner Bundle for only $29.95.   What's extra fun about our new planners is that you can add other fun elements to the planner binders--including My Crush pages and Pocket Pages.  So, you can use them as a calendar, use them as a smaller album, or combine both into one book.  Be sure you watch the video to see all of the possibilities--it's hard to explain in writing!  The Planner Bundle special is only available in December--you can order it online at  This makes an AWESOME idea for Christmas gifts, and there is no limit to how many Planner Bundles you can order.   Also, your Planner Bundle purchases also help qualify you to get the beautiful December Stamp of the Month for only $5 (see previous post). 

December Stamp of the Month

Our December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight Garden, is SO pretty!  It's the perfect set to use with our watercolor paints or our Shin Han markers!  It's only available in the month of December, so be sure you get your orders placed in December.  You can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase, OR you can purchase it at the regular retail price of $17.95.   If you purchase the discounted Planner Bundle in December, it will count toward your qualifying purchase!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


If you're a scrapbooker, you'll love Close to My Heart's November promotion!  Purchase a bundle of our AWESOME core products, and you'll get an entire value pack of our page protectors (top or side load) absolutely FREE.  That's a $20 value!!!  And, did I mention that Close to My Heart makes the BEST page protectors that you will find on the market?  PLUS, when you purchase the bundle, you'll get instructions for completing the five layouts shown in the photo below.  You can take advantage of this deal on my website at  You can select any of our albums (D-ring or post-bound), but note that the black post-bound albums are currently out of stock.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


My Sangria kit is now available!  I think this might be my favorite paper pack in our Annual Inspirations catalog this year.  The colors are so rich and vibrant and versatile.  I gave this layout a slight autumn feel, though you could really use it for anytime of year (just change the "Hello, Autumn" title to something else).   You kit will include all of the layout pieces, cut, pre-stamped and ready to assemble, a package of the Sangria Complements and any other accessories shown on your layout.  I've included four cards--again, all the pieces are cut and stamped, ready for you to assemble.  I include an instruction sheet with photos of the projects and general instructions.