Sunday, July 29, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

Learn how versatile Close To My Heart's My Acrylix® stamp sets are that are included in our Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie, Dakota, and Moonlight scrapbooking kits. You'll love using them for all kinds of projects!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Join my team and receive this awesome tote FREE!

August 2012 Constant Campaign

Sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant in August and you will  receive this exclusive Damask Tote Bag for FREE (retail value $50)! This offer has limited availability, so JOIN TODAY for only $49.00 (while supplies last). This is the same tote bag that was handed out at convention to the lucky consultants that went and now you can have one also, It is a coated-canvas tote that can be slung over the shoulder,  across the chest or worn as a backpack. ADORABLE! I wish I had one...

Offer valid August 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012.

Get the Essentials kit for $49.00 (retail value $130)...

Contents of the New Consultant Essentials Kit include:

Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Book (qty. 3), Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C, qty. 5), Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C, qty. 5), Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115), My Acrylix® Nature's Delight Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2023), Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Kit (G1045), Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp set (D1522), My Acrylix® Perfect Fit--Frames Stamp Set (D1527), 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), and a 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix®

OR get the Masters kit for $99.00 (retail value of $280)

The New Consultant Master Kit Includes:

Everything in the Essentials kit PLUS:

Current Idea Books (qty. 7 more), You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25), The Rewards come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25), 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months, not shown), Studio J Brochures (W111/W111C) (qty. 5), Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C), (qty. 20 more), Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C) (qty. 20 more), Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 4 more), Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25), My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), Bonding Memories® Glue (1512), Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set (Z2434), and Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534).

Get started here!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Home Decor

Did I mention that Close To My Heart now has new Home Decor Workshops On The Go Kits? They won't be available until August 1st but I will definitely be getting these. I plan on doing a workshop on one or both of these closer to Christmas, so stay tuned.

Let Close To My Heart's Workshops on the Go® kits make your home an even cheerier place to be when you create and display the festive advent calendar and eye-popping scroll album. You'll love these two new workshop offerings designed just for you!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Something to look forward to...

I have spent the last couple of hours perusing the NEW Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book online.. All I can say is OMG!!! I am in love with EVERYTHING!

I hope to have these in hand by next weekend for Stamp Club but you will not be able to order out of it until August 1st.

Okay, on to the news you really want to know about...YES, we have a new Cricut Cartridge. It's called Artiste. As before, this cartridge has over 700 images, it also comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements. It sells for $99.00 also.

So what else is new? First, we are changing the color palette. Downsizing really. We will be retiring 24 colors but before you get upset, we will also be introducing 6 new colors. (3 browns, 2 greys and 1 red).

  • We will also be introducing our own line of dual tip alcohol markers. They will come in sets of 2 with one marker being the color you ordered and the other marker being either lighter or darker than the original color.
  • 13 New Workshops On The Go (8 scrapbooking kits, 2 card making kits, 2 home decor kits and 1 Cricut kit to be used with the Artiste Collection). I love all the paper packs!
  • All the cardstock colors are now available in packs of 24 sheets.
  • 53 new accessories
  • Over 60 new Stamp sets
  • A new How-To Book that is more a magazine style and will sell for only $7.95
  • New Storage organizers (small and medium)
  • New scrubber
  • Adhesive backed Chalkboard paper and a chalk pen to write on it with.
Retiring Colors List
Grey Wool
Grey Flannel
Vanilla Creme
Brown Bag
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple

Please remember...this affects markers, ink pads and cardstock! They will all be retired as of August 1st, 2012. Please go ahead and purchase them if you can't live without a particular color. You can order it on my Online Business Address here or email me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

I know I’m late posting these pictures from last night but I was just too pooped to do it last night. I take far too many pictures every year so I won’t post all of them. LOL!

Here is Cassidy holding my latest Great-Niece, Charlie Anna. She sure does love to hold the little ones. Later, she had Skylar in her lap during the fireworks.

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Here are some of my favorites…

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We had a great time as usual. It’s nice to spend time with your family at the same spot every year.

Today, the girls and I spent some time on the beach. This was the 2nd time this week and I think I could really get used to that. Too bad I have to go back to work next week.


This is the only picture I have to document this since I forgot to take a picture on Tuesday. Tomorrow I will be spending the day with a friend shopping (or window shopping in my case). I can’t wait!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July! I hope you are spending the day with your family. We plan to spend the day at the river and then go to Screven tonight to see the fireworks. Hopefully, I will have some decent pictures to post later.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 1 of "Staycation"

This is my second post for tonight so be sure and scroll down to see both.

So I decided to take this week off for vacation...but since we weren't going anywhere, it's actually a "staycation". The only thing I had planned for this week is to go to the beach once or twice this week, get some things done around the house and hopefully get some scrapbooking done.

I didn't intend to do yard work, that's for sure! But that's exactly what I ended up doing yesterday after a freak storm came through on Sunday night. It came through suddenly around 10 pm with winds stronger than I ever remember. Shortly after, the power went out. Then we heard a loud "thump". I knew immediately that it was probably part of a tree falling to the ground. Tony went outside to investigate and verified that it was part of a pine tree that had fallen but it had not fallen near the house.

Tony had just come back inside and got a "page" from the fire department about a possible tree down on the highway. When he walked outside to jump into his truck, he noticed that a small tree in the back yard had fallen on the house but it didn't look like it had broken anything. We wouldn't be able to tell for sure until the next morning.

Here are some of the pictures...

Here you can see that it wasn't a very big tree.

It landed on top of the roof of the balcony and closet of my bedroom.

You can't really tell from this picture but there is a storage building on the other side of that tree. I am surprised it missed it.

No wonder the TV wouldn't work...

There was damage done after all.

FREE Perfect Pairs in July!

During July, get a FREE paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

Place an online shopping order of $75 or more on my website during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.

Specific pairs are available on specific dates; see below to find out when your favorite Perfect Pairs will be available. Be sure to place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.

 Order Dates  Perfect Pair                                                Original Retail Value

July 1–5         Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and
                      Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)                                            $15.90
July 6–10       Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest  
                      Charms (Z1633)                                                                 $14.90
July 11–15     Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare 
                      Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)                                               $17.90
July 16–20     Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My
                      Stickease®  Assortment(X7137C)                                      $17.90
July 21–25     Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry
                      My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)                                $17.90
July 26–29     Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My
                      Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)                                       $17.90
July 30–31     Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday
                      Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet
                      (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease®
                       Assortment (X7146C)                                                        $14.90

Plus, with your Perfect Pair order, you will also qualify to get the July Stamp of the Month for only $5.00!

Start shopping now!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July SOM Blog Hop - Live Out Loud

Kathleen Androlewicz
Beth Naumann
Jen Patrick
Elizabeth Mindemann
Debra Van Patten
Annette Green
Michelle Loncar
LeAnne Dudley
Brae Montgomery
Angela Tutton
Shirley Ross
Krista Hershberger
Sarita Schraeder
Sheila Bennett
Adeline Brill
Judy Burger
Melissa Laverty
Allisa Chilton
Wendy Coffman
Nancy Brown
Jill Lucas
Dawn Ross
Carla Ironside
Krista Ritskes
Katy Taylor
Tamra Pope
Shannon Beck
Doreen Guilfoyle
Gina Brandstetter
Haley Dyer
Lori Brown
Teresa Scrivens
Amy McVey
Dawn Heuft
Susan Brooks
Pamela O’Connor
Mary Eisen
Wanda Riley
Nikka Geers
Lalia Harris
Traci Godbee
Melinda Everitt
Tamytha Jenkins
Georgia Hauglid
Jen Rubio
Angel Sawyer
Karen Fullam
Heather Jane Schmuckal
Erin Schulte
Jean McNulty
Vicki Price
Judy Faye Garner
Michelle Jones
Julia Hammond
Carol Loftus
Nicole Griggs
Terry Anny Diack