Sunday, August 30, 2015


I'm offering two rounds of open house for my local customers:

Sunday, August 30th, 2 to 4 p.m. or Tuesday, September 1st, 5 to 8 p.m.

Drop by for your FREE Annual Inspirations Idea Book AND the new Holiday Inspirations Supplement

I'll have ALL the new products on display, plus snacks, a free Make N' Take, door prizes and a Mystery Hostess Drawing for those who place orders.  Bring an adult guest who has never been to one of my events and you'll get a FREE entry into the Hostess Drawing!!

If you're not local, watch my blog and my Facebook page ( for posts starting on September 1st as I begin unveiling some of our awesome new products!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August Stamp of the Month

Our August Stamp of the Month, Framed, is a MUST for your collection.   It includes three frame images with a variety of sayings that fit into the frames--perfect for your cards and gift items.  Get it for only $5 with a $50 or more purchase in August!  You can order it directly from my website at



Saturday, August 1, 2015

MEGA PARTY--get your cartridge and free products, too!!!

Every year, when Close to My Heart releases a new Cricut Collection, I host a Mega Party, which is a fun way to get your Cricut Collection AND some free products to go along with it.  Here's how it works:

Each participant places a $99 or higher order.  Most people are purchasing the Cricut Collection, but your order can consist of other items--as long as it totals $99 or more before tax/shipping.   All of the orders get put onto the same party order, and we collect the FREE Hostess Rewards from that party order.  Each participant is guaranteed to get $20 in free Hostess Rewards (note that Hostess Rewards are limited to certain products---paper packs, Complements, stamp pads, stamp sets, Workshops on the Go kits, Picture My Life cards, etc.).  Our party order will also earn a certain number of half-price items (determined by the number of participants).  I draw out names to determine who gets to select a half-price item.  If you don't get one of the half-price items, then I'll give you a free stamp pad or Complements pack instead (you get to pick which one) as an extra gift from me!

Here's the fun part:  you can go ahead and place your order through my website (be sure you "JOIN" the Mega Party).  The order will ship directly to you right away (select Fed Ex Smart Post for $4.95 shipping--that's a good deal).  Then, we'll close the party out and pick out freebies the first week of September when the full new Annual Inspirations catalog goes live. . .so, you get to pick your freebies out of a brand new catalog!!!    I have to ship all of the Hostess Rewards in one order to me.  So, if you're long-distance, I ask that you pay shipping for me to send your free products and/or half-price items to you.  That should run around $5 (unless you picked the giant Rolling Tote as your half-price item--that will cost you quite a bit more)! 

So, if you want to participate in the Mega Party, here's what you do:

1)  E-mail me at and let me know you want to participate.

2)  Go to my website at and place your $99 minimum order during the month of August 2015.  Click to JOIN the Mega Party order (I hope to have it posted by August 2nd--if you don't see it, wait another day).  The order will ship directly to you right away.

3)  On September 1st, I'll close out the party order and let you select your free hostess gifts.  I will e-mail you directly with information on how to do this!

4)  When I get the order with the free Hostess Rewards, I will contact you about shipping or delivering those items to you.


Be sure to check out our other specials going on in August!  

Cricut Artistry is HERE!

I'm delighted to announce to you the newest Close to My Heart Cricut Collection. . .ARTISTRY!  This cartridge is chock-full of 700 new images for you to use on ANY projects--scrapbooking, card making. . .anything you like!  I'm finding that this cartridge is more along the lines of our first cartridge, Art Philosophy, in that it has images that will work for anything and everything.  I know it will be another staple cartridge for me--one that I keep coming back to again and again!  The Artistry Cricut Collection retails for $99 and includes THREE coordinating stamp sets plus an entire package of cardstock.  You'll be ready to start cutting as soon as you get it!  We also have a digital version available for Cricut Explore and Explore Air users, only $79.  It includes the stamp sets and cardstock, but you'll get a digital code for your cartridge instead of a physical cartridge and keypad overlay.   You can order the Cricut Artistry Collection NOW through my website at   If you'd like to know how to get some extra free products along with your cartridge, be sure to read my post about the Mega Party (only applies to orders placed in August 2015).

Here's a look at the different images on Artistry:

Is anyone else as excited as I am about all these cute animals on this cartridge???

If you're a teacher who does bulletin boards, snatch this cartridge up NOW!!!


You can cut these incredible backgrounds at any size--large enough for your 12 x 12 layout page and small enough to put on the front of the card. . .LOVE THIS!!!