Friday, July 29, 2011

New Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge

Yes, it's true, Close to my Heart has just introduced an EXCLUSIVE Cricut Cartridge that goes PERFECTLY with our new stamps! The cartridge works with your Cricut machine and contains 700 images, font, shapes and 3 dimensional items. Of those 3 dimensional items they include the very popular flowers, boxes and banners! I am SOOO excited about this!
So now you can use your Cricut to cut shapes that coordinate with our stamps! WOW!

Along with our Cricut Cartridge you also get 3 exclusive stamp sets and 3 dimensional elements (3 sheets) for just $99! Host a party and you could qualify for this as a 1/2 price item! WOW WOW WOW! Can I say that enough? lol

I am excited to start playing with mine! Keep watching my blog to see samples that I have made using our NEW CRICUT CARTRIDGE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August Stamp of the Month

Here are some samples using our NEW August Stamp of the Month! It's called Wicked and is available starting August 1st!
It is so fun! AND...we have 2 new ways to get this stamp of the month. You can purchase this for just $17.95! OUR STAMP PRICES go DOWN starting August 1st! YEAH! Or, if you want a deal, you can purchase it for just $5 when you spend $50. AND there is another special starting August 1st. If you purchase $50 and get the stamp of the month for $5, you will qualify for our A Typeset stamp set free! WOW! Great deals coming your way! Stop back next Tuesday to see the A Typeset stamp set! So make sure you come back!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Host a Close to my Heart PARTY!

Do you just LOVE this adorable tote? Well, you can get one free ONLY by hosting a party in August or September with $350 in sales! I have a limited number of these available so book your party soon to reserve yours!

This is NOT in the catalog! It was only available to consultants for a limited time and I got some extras! It isn't even available to consultants anymore! Talk about exclusive!

This tote has 6 inside areas that velcro so you can change the sizes, it has outside pockets and elastic where you can insert pens and scissors. I put my scissors in the pictures so you can see the size if the tote. It's pretty big!

Call me (402-334-5615) today or email me at to schedule your August or September party! PLUS you will get the new catalog free also! It is filled with so many cool things!! So make sure you call/email soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Great Mail Day

I recently went to the mail box and found a box from my friend Julie. In that box was this ADORABLE card! I never thought of bees and cute...but now STINKIN CUTE is this card! I love it! So I thought I would post it here on my blog.

Julie used our Wishes How to Book and the card is Gallery. The stamp set is Bee Happy (B1374 on page 50 of our current catalog). DANG I am going to have to buy this stamp set!! lol
She used color pencils to color the bee and flower.

Ever time Julie has to mail me something, she includes an adorable card. I think I am going to leave stuff at her house so she has to mail me stuff more often! LOL But this is a GREAT reminder to always stamp a cute card for our friends! So next time you have your stamps out, make a bunch of cute cards so you have a stash handy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Fun

Have your kids set up a lemonade stand yet this year? If is a GREAT layout to do with those pictures. BUT, if they have not had a lemonade stand...time to "dress them accordingly" LOL, take the electronics out of their hands and get them outside enjoying that fresh air and having fun selling lemonade! Then you can make this cute layout! LOL

I used our Magic how to book and the layout is called Raise the Curtain. The polka dot b&t paper is from our Sophia kit and then I stamped the lemons on white cardstock using our You're Sweet (B1351) stamp set! Remember, if you can't find the perfect paper...MAKE YOUR OWN! This is a great way to customize your layouts! I didn't have lemon paper so I grabbed my stamps and made my own. I also used our Pennant Alphabet to make the title. How cute it that! LOL Other stamps used were Over the Rainbow (D1426) stamp set and Splendid Day (D1462).

So next time you need that "perfect" paper and don't have it...remember you can make your own with stamps!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Purge Those Magazines

Do you have scrapbooking, stamping, craft or any other magazines piling up? It is easy to get lots and lots of these, but here is a solution to keeping your magazines in control.

First...remember that crafting or any kind of magazines do get dated. If you look back (and I say IF you look back) you will see how dated they are and will probably never use those ideas. So, what you need to do is keep a full years magazines...then when the next one arrives, pull the oldest one out and recycle it. Then you will always just have 1 years supply.

If you know, once you look at it, that you will never look at it again, recycle it right away. You can throw it in the recycle bin, but why not share them with your friends. If you all subscribe to a different magazine and all switch after you read it, then you will get the benefit of getting several magazines for just one low price and save a lot of trees!

I also get those plastic magazine holder to keep them in. I put a piece of patterned paper in the front of it to make that clear plastic holder pretty. Dress up your magazine holders and put them in your bookshelf.

So take a little time to go through your magazines and purge. Once you purge them...keep them to a years worth. Your house will be happy you did!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Trees & Things Stamp Set

Here we go again...a very cool stamp set that you will find so many uses for. It's our Trees & Things Stamp set. Take 3 minutes to watch this great video and see a few of the things you can do with it.

Then get your Trees & Things Stamp Set out (or get it ordered) and create some amazing layouts of the great outdoors!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July Special

Look out, but here comes yet another AMAZING special from Close to my Heart! If you purchase $50 in product from our Spring/Summer Catalog (current one) in the month of July, you will get one of the following for just ONE DOLLAR! That is amazing!
Here is what you can choose from...

Creative Basics Mistletoe (X5811 $8.95), Creative Basics Animal Cookies (X5807 $8.95), My Originals Bits & Pieces card kit (X8624 $12.95), My Originals It’s Your Day Card Kit (X8622 $12.95) or My Originals Around the Holidays Card Kit (X8623 $12.95)

This is JUST $1!

A few other things to remember...all our Level 1 kits are while supplies last...and we will not be carrying them after this catalog.

AND, our Sweetheart, Bliss, Miracle and Wings kits will also go away after the end of the month. So, if you want any of these, group them together to make a $50 order, get your $1 bonus from above and get an AMAZING stamp of the month for 50% off! WHAT A DEAL!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Stamp of the Month

Here is our July stamp of the month! It is so fun and festive. It is a HAVE TO HAVE stamp set. It is only available in the month of July, so make sure you get it before it's too late!

And make sure you take some great pictures of all your festivities on the 4th!