Thursday, June 13, 2013

Card Marathon is coming up!!

I'm offering the 20 card marathon on two nights this month--Thursday, June 20th, and Monday, June 24th.  Cost for the class is placing a $20 minimum order.  I still have openings, so let me know if you'd like to come.  We'll make four each of five different card designs.  These are some of the cards that I'm thinking about doing. . . though I reserve the right to change my mind if I come up with another I like better!!

We did these two cards in my Monday club last month, and I don't normally repeat a design from one class to another.  BUT, I think the card on the right is a perfect card marathon card--easy to make and something you can use for a variety of occasions.  So, it's a very likely possibility that I'll use it for this class.

June Club Projects

Our layout theme for this month is Later Sk8er. . .this is such a fun paper pack with great shades of blue and green.  It's nice to have some papers that work well for layouts with boys.   My photo looks a little washed out--the colors are actually more vibrant than you see here. 

I'm doing a variety of cards for my club card makers this month--no particular theme. . .just some fun cards that let you try some of our specials this month.  We'll make one or two of the patriotic cards shown below.  Then, we'll make the black and pink card with our CUTE June Stamp of the Month.  We'll also make the "Thank You" card shown below with the Dream Pop paper (the "Thank You" stamp is the one that you can purchase for only $2.95 to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims).  I got this card design/idea from Lisa Stenz (  If I think we can squeeze it in, we may also make the starburst card that I did at my recent Dream Pop workshop (you can go back a few posts to see it).  My ladies at the Dream Pop class agreed that EVERYONE should learn how to do this fun card technique!

Patriotic Cards featuring our Limited Edition stamp sets

I got my new patriotic stamp sets in this week and sat down to make some cards.  I really like the "Home of the Brave" stamp set--this is a good stamp set to add to your collection.  Here's what I came up with:

Friday, June 7, 2013


Don't forget to check out my Close to My Heart website,, because they just added some great products in the "While Supplies Last" section. . .accessories for $1 or $1.50.  Click on "shop" and then click on the "while supplies last" category and you'll see some amazing deals!  Check out a few of my favorite deals below:

These Timeless Charms are only $1.50 on clearance on my website, and they're beautiful--they feel more like jewelry than accessories!
Our Green Ribbon Collection is only $1.50 now.  WOW!!!

These bulk buttons brads are one of my FAVORITES. . .and they weren't available to customers until now!  You can get a whole package of them for $1.10!!  I've used these over and over in my workshops.



I'm trying to reach a personal sales goal this month to help me with earning the next Close to My Heart incentive trip to Costa Rica. I'm lagging behind on my points right now, so I'm going to offer some BIG deals to you for helping me out this month! These offers apply to orders placed individually, at my monthly clubs or at the upcoming 20 card marathon classes.  When you combine my customer specials with those offered by Close to My Heart this month, I think you'll be amazed at what you can get for your money!

If you order $50 in the month of June, I will give you one of the items listed below:
  • The small organizer (Z4138, $12.95 value) shown on p. 134 of the catalog (I picked this because my customers are loving these organizers)
  • The My Acrylix Organizer (Z1038, $12.95) shown on p. 135 of the catalog (these stackable storage "cubes" are another popular item with my customers--they'll hold at least 15 stamp sets in each one)
  • A pair of our new NON-stick Microtip scissors, Z1836, $13.95, p. 132 in the catalog (love, love, LOVE these scissors--when you cut foam tape or adhesives, it won't leave sticky residue on your scissors)
  • Three ink pads of your choice--you pick the colors ($15.75 total value)
PLUS, when you place a $25 order that includes at least one stamp set, you get one of our My Creations Mini Banners for FREE. If your order is $50 and has at least two stamp sets on it, you get TWO free mini banners.
PLUS, when you have a $50 order, you can purchase the adorable June Stamp of the Month for only $5
PLUS, you can make our special patriotic stamp sets part of this qualifying order 

SEE my previous blog posts to check out the patriotic stamp sets and the June Stamp of the Month

But, wait, there's more!!!

If you have a $75 order in the month of June, I will give you your choice of ANY Workshop on the Go kit in the catalog (seriously!!). That includes the card kits, the scrapbooking kits AND the Canvas Art Kit (these kits range from $29.95 to $39.95 in price). And, you'll still get the free mini banners (up to three with a $75 order, depending on how many stamp sets you order).  Note that, if you prefer the freebies I listed above for the $50 order you can choose TWO of those items instead of a Workshop on the Go Kit.

I have a feeling that the mini banners may sell out before the month is over, so I encourage you to place your orders as soon as possible if you are wanting to get some of those free.

If you are long-distance, you can call or e-mail me your order.  I will place the order and add your free items to it (at no cost) and the order will be shipped directly to you!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Show Your Patriotism with some AWESOME stamp sets!

We have TWO special patriotic stamp sets available now through July 31st.  If you have anyone in the military in your family, I think you'll love the new "Courage" stamp set (top one below).  And, the "Home of the Brave" set is definitely a winner for all kinds of cards and layouts!  Order them now before they are gone!

Help for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

One of the reasons I love being is a Close to My Heart Consultant is that we have such a compassionate company!  When tragedies happen, they know that we can use what we love to help those in need.  This month, we're offering a simple little "Thank You" stamp set for only $2.95, and Close to My Heart will donate ALL the profits from this stamp set to the Red Cross for Oklahoma tornado victims.  Make sure you purchase your stamp set before the month is over!!  To order, visit my website,, or contact me directly. 

June Stamp of the Month

Yet another adorable Stamp of the Month!  I'm always a sucker for cute flower stamps, but I'm particularly fond of the words in this set--in a nice bold font.  I know I'll be using these on my cards AND scrapbook layouts.  If you haven't tried our awesome alcohol markers yet, this is a perfect set to give them a whirl!   To order, visit my website at