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. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Time for Christmas Crafts!!

I always host a "Great Gifty Ideas" workshop in November, and our focus is making inexpensive items that you can give as gifts.  Here's a sampling of some of the things we'll be making this year.  The class is Thursday, November 19th, 2015, here in Springfield, MO.  If you're interested in attending, contact me ASAP.  I may post some additional info on some of these projects after the class.

These paper mugs are one of my favorites. . .SUPER easy and full of possibilities!  Fill them with candy, chocolate, hot cocoa packets, tea bags. . .and, of course, you could do them in any paper you want.  Wouldn't they be cute for a shower or a ladies luncheon??

I try to incorporate some type of gift card holder each year because most people I know give at least one gift card to someone during the holidays.  I think this one's really cute because it's actually shaped like a gift, and I like the way the middle pops up when you open it.

I found directions for this little guy on Pinterest--so cute and easy to do.  I used shapes from my Art Philosophy and Artistry cartridges to do his antlers, ears, etc.  

Because this project is fairly time-consuming, I probably won't include it in my Gifty Ideas workshops.  However, I think I'll be sure to share instructions with everyone so that they know how to make one on their own.  This would be a fun project to do while watching Christmas movies!!  Stay tuned. . .I may share some general instructions here as well.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Club Projects

The projects I have planned for our November club are some of my FAVORITE projects this year!!!  I can't wait to share them with you!  Scrapbookers will be doing this beautiful layout featuring the Sangria paper pack.  I just love the colors in this paper pack--I don't think the photo quite captures the colors.  If you like this layout but can't attend my local workshop, I will be offering it for sale as a kit SOON (stay tuned for details).

I open up my clubs to guests each month--just let me know if you'd like to attend.  Cost for club night is a $20 minimum order, which is a steal of a deal when you consider that you're getting the project materials FREE!  My club meets on Monday, November 16, at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

This layout features the stamp set D1677 Friend Tree and the ink colors I used are Eggplant, Pomegranate, Poppy, Fern and Champagne.

Card Makers will be learning some really fun interactive Christmas cards.  They all feature fold-out or pop-up features that I know you're going to love!   All of the cards feature the White Pines paper pack and coordinating ink colors:  Fern, Chocolate, and Cranberry.

Believe Christmas Frame designed by Michelle Snyder

Do you ever see one of those projects that just makes your jaw drop and you say, "I WANT TO MAKE THAT!!!"  Consultant Michelle Snyder designed this decor frame to auction off at our Convention to benefit Operation Smile.  Needless to say, the frame went for an incredible amount of money because it was just stunning!!  Michelle was generous enough to share her pattern with us so that we could make them ourselves, and I'm really pleased how it turned out.  I wish that you could see the sparkle of the Glitter Paper and the depth of the embellishments a little more in this picture, but at least you get the idea!  

I'm offering this as a workshop on Monday, November 23rd.  Some of my customers already have one of these decor frames, so I'm giving them the option of purchasing the frame.  Cost for the class is $23 for the layout without the frame and $56 with the frame.  Let me know if you'd like to attend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November Stamp of the Month, "Cheers"

Here's a fun stamp set for your New Year's cards and layout pages!  Get it before it's gone!  You can order online at  As always, the Stamp of the Month is only $5 with a $50 purchase. . .or you can get it for $17.95 retail price.  Available through November 30th.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Fantastic November Special!!!

I've become a big fan of Close to My Heart's Fundamentals papers, stickers and accessories.  They are SUPER versatile, and you can mix and match them with so many different things.  During the month of November, we are offering a phenomenal "bundle" of products featuring your album of choice and the Fundamentals Enchantment paper pack and accessories.  If you purchase this product bundle for $71.80, you get a VALUE PACK of our Memory Protectors FREE ($19.95 value) plus a workshop guide to create the layouts shown in the photos.  WOW!!!  If you have never used our Memory Protectors (page sleeves), they are the BEST on the market--you won't find better quality anywhere!  To take advantage of this November offer, visit my website at