Rediscover Friendship

This month’s theme in the Rediscover Close To My Heart campaign is friendship.  Every month the Rediscover campaign features free downloads and this month we have cute friendship ecards available here through September 30, 2013.

friendship embellishI have made a lot of friends scrapbooking.  Going to crops has given me the opportunity to meet new people as well as try new tools and techniques.  If I had not sat next to Jean and Jacqui at a crop years ago I might never have gotten addicted to Quickutz!  Remember how we used to die cut our letters with the blue hand tool?  Scrapbooking with friends always inspires me to try new styles.  I had no idea how much I would love the look of Liquid Glass until I saw a friend use it on her page.

Both of my best friends, Candace and Lindsey, scrapbook and none of us has the same style.  Candi lives in Connecticut and we rarely get to scrapbook together.  In the spirit of rediscovering friendship, I’m planning a page dedicated to telling the story of how we became friends.  I’m also celebrating friendship this month by inviting friends to crop with me.  Lindsey and I once used the same supplies and the same photo of a dinner we had attended at the Polynesian in Disney World to create a layout.  Even using the same supplies, our layouts were totally different!  I can’t wait to see what we create at our next crop.


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.


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

poster tidings multi

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!


Sneak Peek – Frosted!



With its elegant color palette of crystal blues and glittering silver, the Frosted collection simply dazzles!  These colors clearly evoke a winter feeling and you’ll find the collection includes several new and unique stamp sets for the winter season and holidays.   I can’t wait to show the beautiful felt flowers in this collection.  Hands down these flowers are my favorite new embellishment in the Idea Book!


The Frosted collection features gorgeous new papers, elegant stamps sets, my favorite felt flower embellishments and two new Workshop on the Go kits.  Don’t miss its debut August 1st!

Sneak Peek – Babycakes!

We’re just a few days away from the newest product release from Close To My Heart.  Coming August 1st, you’ll find six new paper themes with gorgeous designs for Fall,  Winter and more.  Today’s sneak peek is the Babycakes collection!


With its sweet color palette of soft gray and pale yellow, this line is sure to win fans.  The baby animal designs are nothing short of adorable.  I can’t wait for you to see the stamp sets and embellishments!  The Workshop on the Go stamp set includes the Fresh From Heaven stamp used on the layout above; I just have to have that one.



Babycakes will be available next week and I cannot wait to see what you create with it.   Check back here tomorrow for another exciting sneak peek!

Exciting and New



The brand new Close To My Heart Idea Book is now available!  Beginning August 1st, six new paper themes will be available with coordinating stamps and Workshop on the Go kits.  I’ll be posting sneak peeks of the papers over the next few days, but the fun doesn’t stop there.  Look for all sorts of treasures in the book from new stamp sets and washi tape to new colors of our Shimmer Trim and the latest in our exclusive Cricut® cartridge collection, Artbooking!


You will take your scrapbooking to new heights with the Cricut® Artbooking
collection!   Accents, borders, titles, overlays, and photo mats accompany each of
15 layout themes and 10 mini book themes so that you have all the pieces
you need to create beautiful artwork. With just one dial size and one key
you can create a complete themed layout or mini book. Or, select images
from both coordinating keys for even more options. Celebrate birthdays,
new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more.

The Cricut® Artbooking collection comes complete with three exclusive coordinating stamp sets and three sheets of Dimensional Elements that perfectly coordinate with Cricut® Artbooking shapes.

August is the perfect time to host a Close To My Heart gathering or online gathering.  You’ll introduce your friends to all of the fantastic new products in the Idea Book and have the opportunity to earn hostess rewards at the same time.  Contact me today to schedule your event!