Reminders

While Saturday’s Welcome Spring Craft Fair was a soggy wash out, Sunday’s Zumbathon benefit was just what I needed to pump up my energy.  Even better, the Welcome Spring Craft Fair rain date has been set for Saturday, April 12th so I’ll be heading back to Park Street with loads of goodies from soaps and solid shampoos to Idea Books.  I hope you’ll make plans to be there!

Speaking of solid shampoo, I will be back at Green Lotus Organics this Saturday at 3pm teaching the art of beer shampoo bars.  Join me and explore techniques for creating shine and volume in the hair without the use of animal proteins.  Please note that this is an advanced class.  Please contact me before registering if you have not completed the hot process soap making class.

As we say goodbye to March, I want to remind you that today is your last opportunity to take home the Happy Place stamp set as well as the end of our Studio J March savings promotion.

Images from the Happy Place Stamp of the Month set

Images from the Happy Place Stamp of the Month set

Don’t miss it!

Baby, it’s cold outside!  I hope you are someplace warm and cozy today.  As January comes to a close, Jack Frost has returned with brisk temperatures and rain.  Everyone in my office is hoping for a snow flurry today.  Just imagine it!  Could there be snow today and weekend temperatures in the upper 70s?

Like the cold weather, I’ve got a couple of special offers that wont last much longer.  Friday is your last day to take advantage of our special offer celebrating National Papercrafting Month.  Don’t miss your chance to take home our Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for just $15 with your qualifying purchase.

Cloud Nine Card Kit

Don’t miss this special offer!

Friday is also the last day to order the January Stamp of the Month, Cross Stitch Wishes for just $5 with a qualifying order.  If you love the look of sewing on your layouts and cards, this set is a must have addition to your stamp collection.

Cross-stitch Wishes

Cross-Stitch Wishes

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these great offers!  Visit my shopping site before the end of the month to place your order.

Close To My Heart has a terrific offer for you this month!  You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine!

Cloud Nine Card Kit

Don’t miss this special offer!

Check out this quick video to see all of the items included in the kit and to see a sneak peek of products from our new Idea Book which will debut February 1st!

My kit is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday and Mr. Fed Ex can’t get here soon enough!  The stamp set in this kit is so versatile;  I can see myself using the Just Because stamp on layouts and the Love You stamp is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I’m also excited about the washi tape and teal shimmer trim in this set.  I recently saw a video that inspired me to play with washi tape to create unique Cricut die cut embellishments.

Visit my shopping site to get your Cloud Nine kit!  Just place a qualifying order of $35 and the kit is yours at the special offer price of $15.  This will also automatically qualify you for our Stamp of the Month offer too.  You can add the January Stamp of the Month, Cross-stitch Wishes, to your order for only $5.  You’ll be celebrating National Papercrafting Month with two great deals and awesome new products!

In Stitches!

I’ve never considered myself to be very good with a needle and thread, but I love the dimension stitching adds to cards, embellishments and layouts.  This month I’ve found two new ways to add stitches to my layout with ease!

Cross-stitch Wishes

Cross-stitch Wishes

First, the January Stamp of the Month, Cross-stitch Wishes, is perfect for cards, embellishments and borders.  It’s as easy as adding ink!  Check out some of the many projects you can make with these stamps:

Stamp of the Month projects

Created with Cross-stitch Wishes

Have you tried our Stitch Guide and Foam Mat?  Use this handy tool with our twine to create perfect borders and shapes from circles and stars to hearts and swirls.

Stitch Guide

Stitch on cards, embellishments and layouts with ease

Give these techniques a try and let me know what you create!

December Specials

16 – SOTM NovemberDecember’s Stamp of the Month set, Special Care, is a winner!  This set of six stamps features adorable garment style tags complete with witty instructions for pre-treating with cupcakes and kisses.  Special Care is available through December for $17.95 or with a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price of just $5.00!

Special CareClose To My Heart is also offering your choice of a festive, new product (star items only) free this holiday season with your qualifying order! When you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) by December 31 from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one free “star” item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. You’ll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings! Receive one free “star” item for each $100 in your order.

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New in November

The November Stamp of the Month set, Illuminate, is proving to be a customer favorite!

illuminateIn addition to this gorgeous new stamp of the month set, a number of new pampering products will be debuting this weekend at Green Lotus Studios. Look for brand new luxury bath items including Vanilla Magic Sugar Scrub, Vanilla Magic with a Twist, Lavender Salt Spell, Herb Garden Salt Soak and Secret Garden Salt Soak.

I’ll be in the shop on Saturday afternoon teaching Fall Favorites.  Join me for this celebration of the season and together we will make a variety of items including a pumpkin facial, a circulation boosting massage oil, a cinnamon orange lip balm and a vanilla sugar scrub.  Drop in and let me know if you are interested in scheduling a one-on-one consultation or enrollment in my holiday wish list program!

Poster Tidings

poster tidingsLet’s kick off September with a look at the newest Stamp of the Month set, Poster Tidings!  This versatile, seasonal stamp set works for a number of projects from cards and invitations to scrapbook layouts.  Directions for the projects featured below can be found here.

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You can also see a quick video presentation demonstrating the technique used to create this multi-colored stamped image here.

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Don’t miss your chance to purchase Poster Tidings for just $5 with a qualifying order of $50 in September.  Combine this great deal with our National Stamping Month celebration and bring home You Are My Happy for just $10 more or maximize your savings by hosting with me.  I would love to show you how you can earn free or discounted products plus our exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets.

Celebrate National Stamping Month

Close To My Heart  has produced our most incredible National Stamping Month promotion to date.  While we have always had a very special stamp collection available for this celebration, you’ll be excited to hear that this year’s set is a trio!  That’s right, our exclusive You Are My Happy set features three D size sheets of whimsical icons and an alphabet.  Best of all, you can purchase the set for just $10 (a terrific savings off the full retail value of $47.90) with a qualifying order of $50 in the month of September.

You Are My Happy

Celebrate National Stamping Month with this whimsical trio!

Celebrate National Stamping Month with this whimsical, exclusive stamp set trio!  Combine this great deal with our Stamp of the Month promotion for even better savings or contact me to maximize your savings with our exclusive Hostess Rewards.  September is the perfect time to schedule with me to earn free and discounted products!

Sweet Deal Expiring

Chocolate Affair 2Don’t miss your chance to own the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair!  These are some of my favorite stamps from the new Idea Book and Close To My Heart is offering a sweet deal on this adorable set.  Just place a qualifying order of $50 in the month of August and you will get the set absolutely FREE.  Visit my shopping site to place your order and get step-by-step instructions for four projects using the set including a pillow box and a heart box.

ChocAffairdeathPlace your qualifying order by August 31, 2013 and bring home A Chocolate Affair for FREE!

 

New Rewards

August is always such an exciting time with Close To My Heart.  With the release of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, we have terrific new papers, dozens of gorgeous new stamp sets and of course, the stunning new Cricut Artbooking Collection.  Close To My Heart also has a brand new exclusive stamp sets only available as hostess rewards.

This card was made with one of the new exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets!

This card was made with one of the new exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets!

 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the August special offer.  This month’s adorable Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair, is absolutely free when you place a qualifying $50.00 order by August 31, 2013.

Sweeten the deal with a free Chocolate Affair stamp set!

Sweeten the deal with a free Chocolate Affair stamp set!