Thursday, November 2, 2017

JUST FOR FUN!

Enjoy month-long savings on Fundamental crafting products!

Just for FUN!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!
You can also choose a Fundamentals Bundle FREE when you become a Consultant in November or when you host a qualifying party.
Just look at all these bundles...


Endless possibilities!

Let me know if you have questions 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin', 
Janice



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Album Inspiration..................

Are you ready to get started on your Christmas albums? 

Check out the Close To My Heart blog for some great inspiration. 

Christmas Album Inspiration #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #Christmas #album #holiday #family #merry #ornament #reindeer #jolly #tree #wreath #holynight #presents #gifts #bearychristmas

https://blog.closetomyheart.com/2017/10/10/christmas-album-inspiration/

You can order your supplies here janicewilson.closetomyheart.com 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Punny Pals

How cute is this set?
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.






 Share a Smile card bases and envelopes CC1343$9.95


Don't forget to get your Stamp of the Month.  Christmas Tunes S1710 $17.95 or just $5.00 with a $50.00 order. 


Here is a cute card my friend Marcia Macsisak made using this stamp set 


Thanks for sharing Marcia.

Happy Scrappin', 

Janice 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Crop 4 Vets was a success again this time.....

I hope you will join is in February when we hold our next Crop 4 Vets. 

We have so much fun...

Our theme was Trolls if you couldn't tell.
We had a few people who left and others came so we took lots of pics 
to make sure we got everyone.  



 I owe a huge THANK YOU to Xyron, Art Impressions, Canvas Corp. Brands, Avery Elle, and Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company for the great donations they sent for our Crop 4 Vets. I also owe a huge THANK YOU to all the great ladies who came to the crop and to the volunteers who helped make it possible. Without all of you, I could not do what I love to do.  THANK YOU all again. 

 I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I know we brought in over $300.00 for our Veterans. 

I am already making plans for February!  Hope to see you there.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Monday, October 2, 2017

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire.....

Yes, Provo Craft announced that the Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections will Retire!

This was in an email from Close To My Heart to all of their consultants on Thursday September 28, 2017.  

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. We have been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.

Though we have made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.

Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our Consultants and customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut® machines. We understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but we also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut® shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections.


So if you do not have the You Are Here Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart now would be a great time to get it to make sure they don't run out.  Other wise you will have to purchase the digital collection.  Here is a link to my website to purchase your cartridge if you would like one. 

https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=275




Here is a link to the digital Handbook so you can see all the images and layers.  700 images.  

https://d2e2oszluhwxlw.cloudfront.net/home/public/handbooks/You_Are_Here_handbook_ENG.pdf

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

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Punny Pals..........................................

Share a Smile
October 2017 Monthly Special

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!
 Punny Pals Stamp set $17.95
Punny Pals thin cuts $28.95
Share a Smile Card Kit $39.95
Includes Thin Cuts — Punny Pals, Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes, and 10 paper sheets; stamp set sold separately.  I am glad they did this because so many people already have the stamp set.
 Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes $9.95
For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1710-share-a-smile.aspx

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

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From The Heart Card | DT Project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
Have you gotten to play with the From the Heart, (Sept. Constant Campaign) stampset by Close to My Heart yet?
I'm using it today, along with the Sapphire cardstock. I've been drawn to it a lot lately, so I decided to use it for my base color with gold as my accent color.


I started prepping the card base by covering it in the Sapphire cardstock. Then, I went onto Silhouette Studio and designed the scalloped rectangle with the faux stitching. I cut it and the scalloped oval from Sapphire CS as well. Once I had the oval cut out, I stamp the 'Sending special thoughts & wishes to you' sentiment in the center using VersaMark ink and then heat embossing in gold.

For the scalloped rectangle, I cut an oval from copy paper that was just smaller that the scallops on the scalloped oval and used it as a mask. By placing it in the center of the rectangle die cut, it forms a sort of stamping guide for me and helps me stamp in an oval shape that is in a similar size to my sentiment oval. So I stamped flowers around the copy paper oval and heat embossed them in gold as well. Once I had all the embossing done, it was time to adhere all both pieces down. I decided I wanted a little depth to my card, and foam tape works perfect for that!
And that was it! A pretty simple card, with minimal supplies.

Card Recipe
Copy paper

If you haven't gotten your hands on the From the Heart Cardmaking kit yet, be sure to put your order in soon because it's only available to order until the end of September! You can also purchase just the interactive cards/envelopes or just the stampset as well.

I hope you have a lovely day, and I'll see you soon with my next DT project!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crop 4 Vets!!!

There are a few spaces left at the Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00.

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 10 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.

I have received donations from Art Impressions, Avery Elle, Xyron,  Canvas Corp Brands and more are on the way.  https://www.facebook.com/janicewilsonCTMH/videos/1532706013418755/






We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Close To My Heart just released a new stamp set to help with disaster relief efforts!

Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.


Stronger Together

You can purchase it on my website at this link;

I am proud to be part of a company who does what they can to help when disasters strike. 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent disasters including the fires, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms.  May god bless you all. 

Janice 

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Beary, Merry Christmas Card | DT By Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I've been working on a new project (coming soon! lol), and I now have many small pieces of kraft paper left over. Instead of throwing away all those pieces, I had an idea. Chevron kept popping up in my mind, so I figured I'd try it out.


 I randomly arranged the kraft pieces on white cardstock; gluing them as I went. Then, once I'd filled the whole piece, I attatched it to the corner of my blue patterned paper. I decided to rotate the piece just to add a little visual interest.
Next up, is trimming the edges off and tying the string around it.
Once the string is in place, I sat it aside and fussy cut the little raccoon and his present from one of the cut-apart sheets in the Beary Christmas paper pack. I popped him up on foam tape and added him to the front. I wanted a sentiment for the front also, so I found the Say It All stampset, some black cardstock, stamped and heat embossed 'Merry Christmas' in white. I trimmed it down, dove-tailed both ends and stuck it down. 
I knew I wanted a color behind the piece that was a good contrast to the glacier paper, so I pulled a red with festive, scripty words from the Beary Christmas paper pack. Once I attached the front to the card base with foam tape, I added a few bitty sparkles and grey enamel gems. And that's it! 

Beary Christmas Card Recipe
Say It All Stampset (retired)
Twine (from my stash)
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https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/

This is a great way to use up the little bits and pieces of your projects instead of letting them go to waste.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I can't wait to share my upcoming project with you guys soon!

~Tarina
@hellotarina 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rose Embossing Folder and Foil Love | DT project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
It was so hard to decide on this one!
I started to make today's card idea in the Bashful(pink) color, with plans of #HAPPY and 'Birthday' on the inside. Of course, midway through, I decided this card could be done in so many different ways, I had to try a few more of them! lol




Besides changing the cardstock/ink colors, you could change up the embossing folder, or even use a patterned paper instead. You could change up the words at the bottom to suit your event, and if you wanted a longer word like Blessed, you could turn the card on it's side and do the same style.
I changed up the color of the foil, gold for the Bashful and Sapphire, and silver for the White Daisy, but you could even change out the foil for an embossing powder of your choice. 

Card Recipe
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Let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for looking!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's not Tuesday anymore...................................

It's Tuesday again...........................................


Well at least the new posting of sales are still going on at the ONLINE WAREHOUSE SALE!!!
Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.

Great prices too.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount
For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thanks for everything Card | DT project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I am SO excited about this post!
This is my first post using some of the new products from Close to My Heart, Annual Inspirations catalog and I am bursting with so many ideas!

This is the very first time I've used one of Close to My Heart's embossing folders, and I love, love, love how it turned out! The trick is to mist the paper with water before running it through the embossing folder. It helps soften the fibers of the paper so they stretch instead of break while being pressed.
I used the 'thanks' sentiment from the CTMH, September Stamp of the Month with my DIY reactive stamp pad so that I could add silver foil to it. The foiling is optional, so if you don't yet have a Minc, laminator, or DIY stamp pad you can just stamp 'thanks' in Sapphire ink. I, then distressed the edge of the White Daisy piece to give it a little more presence and lightly splattered some of the Sapphire ink to tone down the starkness of the white a bit.


The roses in the Beautiful You stampset have 3 steps to complete them. Because I used one color per card, I used the generation stamping technique. This means you fill your stamp with ink, stamp it off once and then stamp it where you want it. The first stamping pulls some of the ink off the stamp, leaving a lighter print for the second stamping. I did this technique with the base layer stamp and stamped the second layer with full color. For the third layer, I stamped with a reactive stamp pad and ran the piece through my Minc foiling machine. This foiling part is also optional, you can do another second gen. stamping instead, if prefered. I adhered the roses to the corners to kind of frame the 'thanks' sentiment. I also stamped the 'for everything' banner in Sapphire, cut it out, and adhered it with foam below 'thanks'.
The last part of creating these cards are placing the Bitty Sparkles and Grey Enamel Gems (white).


As you can see, I recreated this card in Raspberry color as well. And with Close to My Heart's wide range of coordinating cardstock, inks, papers, and stampsets, you can make this card in 42 different colors, 43 if you count Blush, our new color of the year!

Thanks for Everything
Card Recipe 
Beautiful You Stampset
" " + thin cuts bundle
Feel So Blessed Sept. SOTM (will belinked Sept. 1st)
Rose Embossing Folder
White Daisy Cardstock
Sapphire Cardstock
Sapphire ink pad
Raspberry Cardstock
Raspberry ink pad
Bitty Sparkles
Grey Enamel Gems
Foam tape
*optional*
DIY Reactive stamp pad (for more info click here)
Minc/Heidi Swapp Reactive foil - Silver (found online or at your local craft store)
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I hope this leaves you inspired to get creative with some of our new CTMH products!
~Tarina
@hellotarina
janicewilson.closetomyheart.com

Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00. 

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.


We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Tuesday again...........................................

Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.

Great prices too.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount
For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Our Staple is now Two Toned............................................

Yes, I did say two toned. Take a look for yourself.

Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5944  $14.50 



Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5943  $14.50



Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5945 $14.50


Basics Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5942 $14.50



Here is what Jeanette Linton shared on the Close To My Heart Blog Thursday.


https://blog.closetomyheart.com/?utm_source=Make+It+from+Your+Heart+Blog&utm_campaign=6b3a515faf-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0991fe0e27-6b3a515faf-250124650

Happy Scrappin',

Janice 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Take Better Photos for Your Scrapbooks

Wendy Whitacre from Blue Lily photography shares tips for taking better photos for your scrapbooks. For more information about Close To My Heart, call 503-708-6889 or email jwilson@bctonline.com. 
To learn more about Wendy, visit www.bluelilyphotography.com.


I have never taken a class on photography, but I probably should.  I didn't know most of the information that Wendy shared.

Let me know if this was helpful for you and what you learned.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's Tuesday!!............................................

Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount! For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping 
and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
Beginning August 1, 2017, You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Have you gone on an adventure?

Cricut Collection #youarehere #cricut #ctmh #closetomyheart #papercrafting #cardmaking #scrapbooking #travel #journey #outdoors
 Our new You Are Here Cricut® collection is sure to have everything you need to document your travels! From outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you’ll find shapes, fonts, and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life!
To see what else is new this year, take a look at our new Annual Inspirations idea book!

Happy Scrappin',
Janice

Friday, August 4, 2017

Join my team............................................



We’re offering an extra incentive to prospective Team members to sign up as a Consultant in August! Everyone who signs up in August and meets qualifying sales will be able to choose an EXTRA sign-up reward of their choice—they can choose any one of our current Cricut® collections, the brand new Thin Cuts Block Alphabet with the In the Background stamp set, or an additional $99 USD/$126 CAD SPC! To be eligible for one of these fabulous rewards, the new Consultant will need to submit $300 USD/$350 CAD before September 30. I would love for you to join my team, please let me know if you have any questions or need help. 503-708-6889 call or text me.

https://youtu.be/uvglIUTF9Dk

Happy Scrappin',

Janice