Friday, August 29, 2014

September Close to my Heart Special

In honor of National Stamping month AND Jeanette Lynton's (founder and CEO of Close to my Heart) 30 years in the stamping & scrapbooking business, we have this amazing stamp set.
This is an adorable set of 30 stamps ( that play on years) that you can get ONLY in the month of September.

Here's how to get it!  In the month of September, when you purchase $30 in stamps you can get this stamp set for FREE!!  YEA!  I LOVE FREE!  It is my favorite number!  LOL  This is a $13.95 value.  So make sure you get it in the month of September, because you know what happens after September is over? are not happy because you didn't get it!  So get happy and get your order placed in September!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Create Your Own Jewelry

Yes!  You can create your own jewelry with your scrapbooking and stamping supplies...check out the video for more information.

I have some of these in stock so just give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to tell you what I have on hand...and if I don't have it on hand, I will get it ordered right away for you.

Contact me to order your today!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Create! Close to my Heart Style!

I recently had my open house and for those of you who didn't make it, I thought I would share a few of my creations.  Here is a picture of the Welcome banner that I created using my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.   I was SOO inspired to make this from our convention.  My friend Michelle Snyder came up with this idea...and I just had to recreate it!  Here is my version.  

We have these new Paper treat bags in 4 colors (Slate, Honey, Lagoon & Ruby)  They are so fun!  And stay tuned for some more amazing ideas with these bags!  They come 12 to a pack for just $3.95!  LOVE THEM!  There are 4 different patterns in each pack.  I simply made a daisy from the Cricut Cartridge and put a piece of our Black Shimmer trim on it and it was done!  You can leave them just like they are, or add your personal touch to them!
You can make these for any theme you might have.  And Halloween & Christmas are coming up!  You HAVE to have these!  

Then, I don't know that you can see, but the zoom on this banner, the first one I dry embossed stripes and then on the Honey pieces, I ran the yellow (Honey) piece through our honey comb embossing template (Z1995 $8.95) 
You can make your own banner for ANY occasion.  LOVE THIS!  Make banners for baby showers, weddings & wedding showers, kids rooms, fireplace for thanksgiving, fall, Christmas etc.  You get the idea!  
Makes you want to stop what you are doing and start creating doesn't it!  LOL  Go ahead...I will not tell!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Make it Homemade...FAST!

Do you like to make homemade items, but you just don't have time?  Here is the solution.  Close to my Heart's Cut Above kits!  Check out this video

I know right!  They are amazing!  Contact me and I will be happy to get some ordered for you in time for the holidays!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Picture My Life Scrapbook Program

I have fallen in love with our Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.  Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use these cards for so much more!  Check out this video to see how you can use it for cards, books and even on your classic scrapbook pages!

And as always, if you would like to purchase these (or see them in person) contact me and I will help you out!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Workshop Kits You Can Do On Your Own!

Do you love to scrapbook?  Do you hate trying to figure out what to do?  Close to my Heart's workshop on the go kits are PERFECT!  Check out this video

You can make these workshop layouts at my monthly groups OR you can create them on your own by simple placing your order.  The kit comes with most everything you will need to finish them on your own.

Or, if you want to host a party...I can do one of these workshops with your friends!  Simply contact me at or call me at 402-334-5615 to schedule your workshop.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stamping 101

Have you ever stamped an image on a project you are working on and find that it didn't give you a good image?  Well...I have the solution for you.  I have found with especially the solid stamps, like these below, if you don't "season" the stamps, they seem to act like water & oil.  So to get that "film" off from the processing of the stamps, you need to "season" them.

So what I do is get a WHITE eraser. (like the one pictured below) and erase the image.  This gets that film off and makes it stamp better.  You only have to do this once.  So once it is seasoned you are good to go.  

So make sure you season those stamps for the best image.  And YES, this is one of our new stamp sets!  It is called Reason of the Season D1614 $17.95.   I think this is the stamp set I will be using for my Christmas cards!!  Now to start them!  LOL

Friday, August 1, 2014

Don't Have Time to Scrapbook?

If you don't have time to scrapbook, then  you need to look at our Picture My Life Program!  You get 122 pre printed 4 x 6 & 3 x 4 cards & 10 page protectors to put them in.  These are really amazing!  This is not only a great way to get your scrapbooking done, but they are also a GREAT accent to your classic scrapbook pages.  AND, I have also used these card for cards and gift tags!  So many uses!

AND, in the month of August, when you purchase any of our 13 kits, you can get an extra pack of page protectors for just $3.  This is normally a $9.95 value!  But, yes there is a but, they are while supplies last.  So if you would like any you can either email me with your order OR you can go directly to my website and place the order yourself.  Those orders will be sent directly to your home.

Want to see all 13 of them?  Check them out in our NEW catalog now online.  Go to my website>products>idea book>annual inspirations.  And then flip to page 146 - 149.  They are amazing!  And one last thing.  What I did with mine is use them in addition to my classic scrapbooking!  I scrapbooked one day of our time in Costa Rica with our Skylark Picture My Life.  The other days I did classic scrapbooking.  Such a great way to get a big trip done fast!

Check them out!

August Monthly Scrapbooking Layouts

It's time to get ready to scrapbook and in August here are the layouts that we will be making!  I used our Skylark paper pack.  
Want to join us?  Check out the "upcoming events" tab here on my blog for dates and times to join us!
Email me to reserve your spots or have questions!

This layout is from our Make it From My Heart #2, pattern 6

This layout is using our Reflections - Front & Center in the middle and also Front & Center - Focal

Join us in August to recreate these layouts!