Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January is coming to an end - don't miss out!


February marks the release of a whole idea book full of new and exciting products from Close to My Heart.   This also means that we have to say good-bye to some of our old favourites.

With my January specials I highlighted the Flirty Workshop to Go Scrapbook Kit - the other kit that I wanted to make sure you all had a chance to order before it is gone is the Avonlea Workshop to go Card Making Kit.  With this kit you will make 15 beautiful cards, but the part I think that is best about this kit is the stamp set - you will find yourself using these stamps over and over again for lots of cards and projects.  Take a look - don't let this one slip away without grabbing it!

Workshops On The Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit

Use the materials, kit-exclusive accessories, and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs) inspired by Jeanette Lynton. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Included in the kit:
1– My Acrylix® Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
2 – Avonlea B&T Duos® Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (Slate, Smokey Plum, Chocolate, Avonlea Off-White)
15 – Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 – Slate Epoxy Bubbles (108 pieces)
1 – Grey Organdy Ribbon (5 yards)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or tools are needed to complete this project.

Please take a minute to look through your Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book and make sure you don't miss out on something you have been admiring. All the Stamp sets in the Fall/Winter book will still be available. Certain embellishments will no longer be available.  Only four paper packs will carry forward to the new idea book (Avonlea, Clementine, Dakota, and Schoolastic).   

This is your last chance to purchase the following paper packs/kits:

Avonlea Workshop to Go
Clementine Workshop to Go
Dakota Workshop to Go
Schoolastic Workshop to Go
Flirty Workshop to Go (free stamp pad with purchase - see January specials)
Flirty Paper Pack
Victory Paper Pack
Moonlight Paper Pack
Moonlight Workshop to Go
Florentine (already sold out)
Pemberly (already sold out)
Victory  - some still available
Stella (sold out)
La Belle Vie (sold out)
Pear & Partridge (sold out)
Flirty - some still available

Friday, 25 January 2013

Great January Specials

Flirty Workshop to Go Kit

Free Stamp Pad and Crop Night with purchase of Flirty Workshop to Go!

This fun paper line is being retired at the end of January.  I don't want any of you to miss out on this great scrapbook kit.  The kit includes the Flirty Paper Pack, some additional card stock, Chipboard Embellishments, Sparkles, and a great stamp set.  All for $29.95.

Purchase this kit before it is gone then come out in February to one of my Workshop to Go crops for free - work with others on your kit - get lots of great idea, and one free stamp pad.

Whoo's Your Valentine Treat Kits

Whoo's Your Valentine Treat Kits.  A great deal for over $40.00 worth of products - only $10 with any purchase over $35.00.  The stamp set that comes in this kit is awesome and you find yourself using it over and over again. 

 You will love the new glitter paper that is cricut compatible, and the treat tubes can be used for lots of other occasions not just Valentine's Day.


January Stamp of the Month

The January Stamp of the Month is available only until January 31st.

Purchase this lovely stamp set for the regular price of $17.95 or get it for $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more.

 Make sure you get your order and payment to me by January 31st to make sure you don't miss out on any of these great specials.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Brand New Ideas and Great New Products coming February 1st

February 1st 2013 Close to My Heart's Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book will be released to the public.  This idea book has lots of great new products, fun new papers, sparkly and innovative embellishments and tons of wonderful new ideas for cards, scrapbook layouts, and more. 
Starting January 31st to February 9th I will be posting a preview of some new product each day here on my blog.  Be sure to check everyday and see some of these great new products in action.  Then make sure you come to one of the Preview/Open House times to check them out in person.


Open House/Preview of New Products


Wednesday February 6th   7-9 PM

Thursday February 7th  1-3 PM

Friday February 9th  2PM-8PM

Saturday February 10th   10:30AM-1:30PM 

Come and visit my workshop during any of these times.  You will have a chance to: make a card; check out all the new papers, see some of the new stamp sets and embellishments, peruse my upcoming schedule and sign up for card and scrapbook classes and crops.   I will also be introducing two great new monthly clubs:  a Workshop Kit Club, and a Cricut Club.
If you are able to let me know what day you can visit, it will make it easier for me to make sure I have enough Make n Takes ready for everyone!

New Consultant Kit

With the new idea book starting up - now is also a great time to think about starting you own Close to My Heart Business.  I know you have all heard me say how much I love working with the company.  Being a Close to My Heart Consultant is a great way to earn money helping others all while having a fun time playing with some great products.  E-mail me for more information is you are interested in starting your own business.  Start up cost as low as $49.00.
2013 New Consultant Kit

Monday, 21 January 2013

Smitten with the January Stamp of the Month

Here is a layout I just finished using the January Stamp of the Month Set. 

I found just the right picture of my favourite couple in love!

During the month of January when you spend $50 or more,  you are eligible to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.00.  It can also be purchased during the month of January for the regular price of $17.95.  After Jan 31st it is gone.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cricut Craft Room and Close to My Heart Artiste

 Using the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge and Dimensional Elements I created this cute little frame in a snap.  I even created the easel stand by melding two shapes together in Cricut Craft Room (go to to download for free).

If you would like to learn how to make this yourself, send me an e-mail and we will set up a consultation time for you.

Cricut Craft Room is on-line design software now offered free at  In conjunction with your own cricut cartridges, you can create all kinds of wonderful new projects.

I have been using the Cricut Craft Room quite a bit lately and have really been enjoying the flexibility to alter and create new shapes to cut.   And when cutting out a number of images you can place them on your mat in any layout you like - I have saved many pages of cardstock, by planning my cutting.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fun with December Stamp of the Month

Card Box with Suggested Contents
 This Card Box Set would be a wonderful gift to make for someone, or to keep for yourself. 

The box is designed to hold envelopes, card blanks, backgrounds, small Image spots and mats, as well as room for embellishments or stamps.  Oh and a neat little spot for a calendar.

Everyone who has ordered the December Stamp of the Month from me will receive the pattern and instructions to make this box.  Then you can use your stamps to put together a full years worth of cards to fill it. 

Contact me by Thurs Jan 3rd if you have not yet ordered your December Stamp of the Month.

Card blanks, backgrounds and images, can be mixed and matched for any occasion.

I really think that this would make a really special gift for someone who is special to you or your family.  Have fun with it!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Great January Promotions from Close to My Heart

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Spend $35 and get the exclusive treat tube kit for only $10!

December 2012 Constant Campaign: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo’s Your Valentine?
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product.

The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!
Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

And as always when you spend $50 you are eligible to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.00.  Here is January's Stamp of the Month Set.

Your $10 purchase of the Whoo's your Valentine Kit can count towards your $50 spending towards the stamp of the month!!