Thursday, November 6, 2014

Exciting News and Giveaway!

Hello friends!  I am very excited to announce some changes I have made to my blog!!  I have decided  to convert my blog over to WordPress which I feel will be a better fit for me.  We have been working on this idea for a while now and the converting process has been quite an undertaking.  

Along with a new website I am happy to introduce a name change to coincide with the launch.  Even though this blog will stay up for awhile I will no longer be posting here.  

To kick off the celebration I will be giving away a Workshop on the Go Snowhaven Card Making Kit (Retail Value $24.95) from Close to my Heart.  This is a fun kit in which you can create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs).  



In order to enter into the drawing you will need to head over to my new blog and sign up with the Rafflecopter Giveaway.  

I look forward to continuing my relationship with my followers and hopefully you will find some inspiration along the way!!



Monday, November 3, 2014

New Promotions for November

As we begin this wonderful month of Thanksgiving which is my favorite time of the year I have some new promotions and special deals on CTMH products to share with you.

Lucky Five! 

First, let's start off with our Constant Campaign. For the month of November you can get a discount on all your Studio J layouts and Photo Developing plus you will have an opportunity to win one of the D-Ring Albums with 10 Memory Protectors.  


November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

1. First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal! 

2. Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

3. If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors. 

4. For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

5. And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win,
five may be new your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today. 
*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. 

You can find more information on Studio J here. 

While Suppies Last

Next is our discounted items. Close to my Heart has added a lot of great items to the "While Supplies Last" section.  These items will be going fast so if you see something you want then I recommend you grab it! Here is the link to the entire list of items: (While Supplies Last").

November Stamp of the Month

And the last promotion I want to share with you today is our November Stamp of the Month called "It's the Little Things".  As you probable know by know you can purchase the SOTM for only $5 with a  minimum purchase of $50 in CTMH products.  that's over a 70% savings off of the retail price of $17.95.  If you really love this stamp set but are not wanting to purchase additional items you can get this stamp set by simply paying the full price.  This stamp set is only available for the month of November.  You can find all the details here. 



Here is the complete set of images from "It's the Little Things stamp set:




If you have any questions or need help please let me know!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Now that the treat bags are made and the costumes are complete it's time for the fun to begin!  I can't wait to see my 3 granddaughters all decked out for the celebration.  After we complete our photo session I have the scrapbook layouts all ready for the photos.

For this layout I started with some black cardstock for the base.  I cut a 5 1/2" tag using Flaxen cardstock from page 43 of the Cricut Art Philosophy booklet and then cut it down the center to use for the borders.  I layered the center with some Colonial White cardstock and then Slate cardstock for the photo frames.


The patterned paper is from the Scaredy Cat Paper Collection along with the fun Coordinating Complements.


The journaling page was cut from the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and then stamped with the coordinating image that comes in the Collection.


I added some buttons, Black Epoxy Bubbles, Black Striped Twill Ribbon and Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon.



I would love to help you get started! If you need assistance please let me know.

I hope you have fun tonight! 

October Promotions 

Ribbon Revelry  


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95.  So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

** Because of the popularity of our current promotion Close to my Heart has ran out of the Chevron Ribbon and will be substituting it with either a current ribbon or shimmer trim from the new Idea Book.  The FREE item will be automatically added to your qualifying order!

September - Stamp of the Month


When you place an order of $50 or more in Close to my Heart products you qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5! (Retail value $17.95)  This month's SOTM is called "Home for the Holidays" and coordinated with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  If you are gearing up for the holidays and the gift-giving season then this stamp set is perfect to create fun tags and embellishments for those bags and boxes you are preparing with home-made goodies!    You can find all the details here.