Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

I just want to take a minute to say thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog this year.  I have enjoyed all the comments and look forward to getting more in the coming year.  I really appreciate you taking time to visit and hope you like what you see enough to come back again and again.  I value your opinions so please leave me comments so that I can improve and be challenged to strive for better projects.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Happy Scrappin',


Are You Serious? Wow. Oh MY Word! Did You See This? OH MY!

Those were the first words that came out of my mouth.  I was sharing the new Spring Summer 2014 Idea Book with my Daughter Dawn, while my Son James was in the Kitchen making fun of me because I couldn't finish my sentences.  Every page I turned was another surprise.

This is the best Idea Book ever.  I LOVE all the papers and Stamps and the new Tool.  Yes I said Tool, I could be missing some thing but I only saw 1 super cool tool.  I have been asking Corp. to add these to the Idea Book for a while now.  I truly believe we need real texture and not just an implied texture.  I'll leave it at that.

So, I can show you the cover now, but that is about it.  I will have to wait to show you more.

If you want to get your very own Spring Summer 2014 Idea book early, place a $25.00 order with me or on my website, from the Autumn Winter 2013 Idea Book or the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide between now and January 31st and I will give you one for FREE.  Here is a link to my website

You won't be disappointed, I assure you.

I will be placing my order on January 1st to get products for the Semi Annual Idea Book Kick Off Party Shannon and I are hosting January 29, 2014.  If you can you should try to be at this one.  We are going to have so much fun.  You can RSVP with me to reserve your spot early.  Bring all your friends and anyone you know who stamps, scrapbooks or makes any kind of paper crafts.

I might not be posting often for the next few weeks as I will be busy designing some party favors, prizes and mini albums.  I can't wait to get started.  Yahoo!!!

Happy Scrappin',


The new Consultant kits are changing once again.

If you were contemplating becoming a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, and you only want to pay the $49.00, now is the time to join.  Here is the  kit you will receive.  Join now.  You only have 5 days left to take advantage of this price.2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book New Consultant Kit: Essentials

Close To My Heart has evaluated the benefits of having 2 consultant kits and concluded that for them it is not beneficial.  So as of January 1, 2014 the New Consultant kit will be $99.00 and will include all of the business essentials.

Here is what the new kit will look like.

Either way you decide to join, I would love to have you on my team. I promise to help you with your business in any way that I can.  I am just a phone call, text or email away.  

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, December 23, 2013

Oh my goodness.

I LOVE the new products,  I can't wait to share them with you all.  Super cute stuff.

The Picture My Life Scrapbooking program is going to be so much fun to use.  There are so many options.   I plan on starting mine with week one of January 2014.  This is all new to me, but I want to try and see how it works. I am so behind on all of my scrapbooking that maybe this will  be easier.  Here's a sneak peek;
Here are the page protector options. 5 Different divided styles to choose from.

 This picture is from the back of the Idea Book.
Here are the names of the new Paper packs; Skylark, Ivy Lane, Ariana, Balloon Ride, Jubilee, Timberline and Lollydoodle.

Remember if you would like to get your Spring Summer 2014 Idea Book early just place an order of $25.00 or more from the Autumn Winter 2013 Idea Book or the Holiday Gift Guide either on my website, my email or by phone 503-708-6889 between now and January 31, 2014.  I will give you an Idea book for FREE!

Watch for more sneak peeks as we get closer to February 1st.  January is my Birthday month and I might even open a Mystery Hostess Online Party in January, just to celebrate.  

Keep checking back often, because I will let you know if I do. 

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, December 22, 2013

The new Close To my Heart Spring Summer 2014 Idea Book is coming!!!

That's right and I am so excited.  I have had a sneak peak at a few of the papers and some of the cards for the new Picture My Life Scrapbooking program, and I can tell you they are AMAZING!!! 

I can't wait to get my hands on one of the new Idea Books and start ordering. I can see so many new Mini Albums already in the works.  

Mark your calendars for January 29th as Shannon Buck and I will be hosting our Semi-Annual Idea Book kick off party and you won't want to miss this one. There will be lots of Fun, Food and Fantastic Prizes. Start asking friends now to join you for the party.  Make sure to RSVP 503-708-6889 so we can reserve a spot for you and your friends.  

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, December 20, 2013

Clearly the Best: Create the Date

Craft an adorable calendar with the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge and Designed D├ęcor flip stand album from Close To My Heart. Decorate the pages with your favorite papers, embellishments, and photos of your favorite people! Watch the video to get started.

They have such cute ideas in this Flip Album calendar.

You can order your cartridge and other supplies to make this calendar here. If you have any questions about the supplies needed, call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

Christine has done such a great job with this album.  I might have to make a few for myself.  

You can order the supplies needed to make these albums here.  If you have questions about the supplies to make these or other albums please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Clearly The Best: Swirlin' Shapes

Close To My Heart shows you how to make a photo focal point on your layouts by swirling shapes made with our Cricut® cartridges.

These ladies are so talented and I love watching them show us how to do what they do,  

The Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges come in a bundle and have 3 stamp sets and 3 packs of chipboard that all match the shapes on the cartridge,  

Art Philosophy bundle $99.00
 Artiste Bundle $99.00
Artbooking Bundle$99.00

If you are interested in any of the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges call me 503-708-6889 or send me an email to  You can also go to my website and order them online.

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just updated the "While Supplies last" section on my website.

Have you been to my website lately? Close To My Heart just updated the While Supplies Last section and there's a lot on there at really great prices. Like the 6" x 6" craft cards and envelhat I taught a mini album class with these, 10 cards and envelopes are just $2.00.  Craft envelopes are $1.50. 100 Pewter brads are just $2.00. My Legacy Writers Black pen set $9.00 these pens come in 4 sizes and are great for the pen and ink type lines that people use on cards and scrapbook pages. I have had a set for about 5 years and I love them.

You should check the While Supplies Last and while you are there check out the retiring items list also. Some items are retiring that I didn't expect to go quite so soon.  Like our Glitz Gels and our Base and bling necklaces.

Here's the link to my website

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, December 13, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Wintertime Layouts

The wintery images from Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge will melt your heart! Watch for inspiration on how to make the frosty shapes, titles, borders, and overlays fall into place on your layouts to give them a little sparkle!

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Friendship Layouts

Here's a friendly tip: try the friendship-themed keys of the Cricut® Atbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart for layouts that shout in celebration of your cherished relationships! See the video for more friendly inspiration then contact your friendly Independent Consultant to learn more.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts

Try out Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge for some holiday hullabaloo on your Christmas layouts! Its themed borders, overlays, photo mats, and more hold plenty of cheery possibilities to brighten your albums. Trim your trims, ornament your ornaments, and have a holly jolly time making Christmas layouts that last—all with just two keys!

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, December 6, 2013

Just got these in today.

How cute are these?

Perfect for your little Princesses or Diva's!!!

 Yes, they are jewelry boxes.
 I only have 2 for now.  More are on the way.  
I am asking $25.00 each plus shipping.

They are approximately 10 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 4" they have 4 metal claw foot legs and open, have a mirror inside and hold rings and other items.

You really have to see them to see the quality and craftsmanship that went into these.  They could even double as Barbie furniture. 

Come see them at my Open House today.  Don't wait too long, they won't last.
Have a Paparazzi Day!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale.

My Black Friday Special, starts Friday November 29, 2013 at 12:01 am and ends Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm.  To take advantage of this offer you MUST email me your order to
When you email me an order of $25.00 or more you will get an additional $5.00 to spend,
if you order $50.00 or more you will get an additional $10.00 to spend,
if you order $100.00 you will get an additional $20.00 to spend and choose an additional stamp set from the Holiday Gift Guide. Spend $150.00 and get $30.00 plus a hostess stamp, listed in the front of the Idea book and choose an additional stamp set from the Holiday Gift Guide.

Earlybird Special:
If you email me your order before 10:00 am on Friday November 29, you will get to choose an additional free stamp set of your choice with an order of $25.00 choose a "A" size set, order $50.00 you get a "B" size set , $100.00 order you get a "C" size set and with a $150.00 you get to choose a "D" size set.  

To take advantage of this offer you MUST  

Happy Scrappin',


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Family and Friends.  I know I am.

I haven't joined in on the 30 days of sharing why you are thankful, but I am truly thankful for my Family and Friends, that includes you, my followers.  

I am thankful that I get to see my grandchildren every day. 
I am thankful that I am married to my best friend who supports me in all my adventures, eventually.  
I am thankful for my children who help me with just about any thing I need. 
I am thankful that I am still pain free, 3 years now.  
I am thankful for my family who live near and far.
I am thankful for my friends who keep me sane.
I am thankful for all my followers who keep me excited about what I do and encourage me to continue.  
I am thankful my Mother taught me to cook, sew, and craft.

Again Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Additional Items Retiring in 2013

Here are the stamp sets that are retiring at the end of this year.  If you want them you should get them now, as they won't last long.  Just click on the item to add it to your cart for a quick and easy check out.

Retiring Items

D1538 $17.95
D1535 $17.95
D1534 $17.95
D1513 $17.95
D1510 $17.95
D1504 $17.95
D1503 $17.95
D1477 $17.95
D1476 $17.95
D1475 $17.95
C1536 $13.95
C1535 $13.95
C1500 $13.95
C1495 $13.95
C1494 $13.95
C1459 $13.95
B1420 $9.95
B1401 $9.95
A1140 $6.95
A1127 $6.95
A1126 $6.95
A1125 $6.95
A1123 $6.95
A1119 $6.95

I know they retire items to make room for new exciting things to come, but I have to say I'm sad to see some of these go.  

If you have any questions please call me 503-708-6889

Happy Scrappin',