Thursday, August 27, 2009


I am so excited about my Workshops I am doing this weekend. They are all cut and ready to go. We will be making a Bella Paint Can one day and the other day we are making a Moon Doggie Acrylic Album.

Would you like to get your friends together for a fun time, make a project, and get Free Close to my Heart Product? If you answered yes please contact me to schedule a Workshop date. They are so much fun. My Hostesses always get at least $40-$100 in FREE product plus they get to pick any item in the book for half off. Yes, I wrote anything from Glue Dots to the Rolling Carryall.

For those of you who purchased You've Got Flair or earned it for free this card is for you. You've Got Flair was the stamp of the month for July. It is a great stamp set. It is no longer available but I thought it might give you an idea on what you can do with the stamp set.

All product used is Close to my Heart. I used the Game On Paper. Shop now.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Still working...

Sometimes it is really hard to get a good picture of these checkbook covers. There always seems to be a glare when I go to take the picture. I really would like to take an actual class to learn how to take better pictures. I see lots of Internet classes but I would think it would be easier for me to be in an actual class.

I am still working on making Checkbook covers for my Craft Fairs. I am always looking for new places to set up a table so let me know if you have a Craft Fair I don't know about.

All product is Close to my Heart except for the cover. I used Bella Paper and Stickease. Shop now. I buy them in bulk so if you need any or think this would be a fun workshop let me know.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bella, Bella...

So school is officially in session today which is good and bad. I think all the kids were starting to get bored at home and were ready to go back to school. The bad is it means Fall is coming which means Winter is coming, which means I lose my tan. :( Oh well, I can always get one next year or go to Hawaii for the Winter. I like the Hawaii plan. Anyone want to go with me?

I used the Bella Level 2 Paper Pack and Stickease on this birthday card. I used the August Stamp of the Month It's Your Day for the Sentiment. I added a little bling to the card using Clear Sparkles. The ribbon is the lace colonial white one. All product used is Close to my Heart and can be purchased on my website at

Helping you preserve your memories,

Monday, August 24, 2009

Got money?

I had paper left from making my Celebration Card Kit so I decided to make this checkbook cover. I do several Craft Shows in October-November and these checkbook covers are always a favorite. If you are in the area email me so that I can't let you know where they are. I have been doing some of them for 3 years or more so it is fun to see the same people every year. It is really great to have repeat customers. Thanks to all of you who come out and support a home-based business. I really appreciate it.

The sentiments are from the Friendship Word Puzzle. All items are Close to my Heart and can be purchase on my website at

Helping you preserve your memories,

Friday, August 21, 2009

Knock, knock

I should be cleaning the bathroom, but I thought it could wait while I posted this door hanger. I really think I could use a housekeeper that way I could create beautiful artwork all day long. Wake up Lucia it isn't going to happen. :) It sure is a nice thought. I wouldn't mind having a cook while I am dreaming too. I can handle the laundry.

Anyways on to the important stuff. This cute little door hanger was created with the Bella Paper and Stickease. These will make great little gifts for your Sunday School Class kids or for Teacher doors. They would be cute for kid's bedrooms too. The ideas for them are endless.

All products are Close to my Heart except for the door and can be purchased on my website at

Helping you preserve your memories,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oh, so pretty...

I have been updating my website, Facebook and Blog so I have been really busy. I apologize now if I double post something on my blog. :0

This card is a 6x6 card using Paper Garden paper and matching Stickease. It would make a great birthday card for a special person in your life.

Don't forget to order your Everyday Celebration Card Kit. Shop now!

Helping your preserve your memories,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Everyday Celebration...


in September we are giving you 3 ways to
get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit
for making 16 beautiful cards!

• Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets**
(includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between
August 18–September 30 (CC1006C)

• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales
of $400 between September 1–30

• Sign up as a new Consultant between
September 1–30

You can also buy as many card kits as you’d
like for $39.95 per kit (CC1006B). And
there’s more fun!
Place any order between
September 1–30 and you’ll be automatically
entered in our daily drawing for a FREE
card kit!
Winners will be announced on
my website and Express your passion for
stamping with this pretty new card kit today!

Helping you preserve your memories,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It really is...

After watching the video yesterday I bet you are so excited about Studio J (Digital Scrapbooking) just like I am. Today, I wanted to get you even more excited. This layout below is a Digital Layout. Seriously, I couldn't believe it. Close to my Heart has been working on this for 3 years and you can really tell. I always though Digital Scrapbooking looked like Digital Scrapbooking but I have changed my mind after seeing this layout. These pages are so amazing.

If you didn't get a chance to look yesterday or if you need a second look, click here.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Do you like Digital Scrapbooking?

Have you always wanted to try Digital Scrapbooking? Well, Close to my Heart is coming out with the perfect program for you.

You’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. With Studio J™ online design software from Close To My Heart, you can create designer scrapbook layouts in minutes, ready to be custom printed for your cherished album. The fun begins spring 2010; the excitement starts now.

I got excited watching the video. I love preserving my family memories. I think it is so important.

Watch an exciting video and learn more about Studio J here.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Still Celebrating...

Still trying to use up a Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Pack and Stickease. I have made these projects, the card yesterday and an Acrylic Album (which I will post on another day) and I still have paper left. You get 22 sheets of paper in the Level 2 paper packs which includes cardstock. All the paper is double-sided to give you more options. Also, with Close to my Heart everything coordinates together which saves a lot of time so you can dive right into creating.

The stamp set is August's Stamp of the Month It's Your Day. Shop now.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Monday, August 10, 2009

Celebrate, It's Your Day...

I am really enjoying using August's Stamp of the Month It's Your Day. I always need birthday cards for someone. All products used are from Close to my Heart and can be purchased on my website at Remember the Stamp of the Month is only available until August 31st.

I used Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper x7111b, Journey Journaling Spots x1409, Foam Die-Cuts Numbers z1162, Colonial White Ribbon Collection and of course the Stamp of the Month It's Your Day.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Friday, August 7, 2009

I am so excited...

Today is the day that my new Close to my Heart Idea Books arrive at my house. I have looked at the new book online but it is not quite the same as holding it in my hands. The Fall 2009 Catalog will go live on September 1st. If you are want to reserve a catalog please let me know.

Helping you preserve your memories,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thanks so much...

First I wanted to Thank everyone for helping me achieve (Drum Roll, please) #6 in Sales for Close to my Heart and for earning the New Zealand Trip. Wahoo!! What an exciting company I work for. Would you love to do what I do please email me and I would love to share this wonderful opportunity with you.

This August 3–17, place a minimum order of $100 and you not only get the
August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® It’s Your Day stamp set, for FREE, but
we’ll throw in a My Refl ections® Level 2 paper packet as well (a total retail
value of $35.90)! How about even more thanks? We’ll also cover the tax
and shipping/handling on the free products! Act fast, time is already
running out. This Thanks-a-bration only lasts until August 17!

Helping you preserve your memories,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2009 Retiring List...

It is always a little sad when Close to my Heart retires items but the good news is I have the list so if there is something you have been wanting you can get it now before it retires. Click here to see the list.

Also, today is August 1st so the new Stamp of the Month is available. If you look to your right you will see it. It is really cute. The card you see above is one my upline Pam sent me for having a certain amount of sales for June. She really does fabulous work.

I started a Facebook Fan page for my Close to my Heart Artwork and announcements. So please check it out and join. If you join leave a comment or if you have a question you can ask that on there. I appreciate all the people that have become fans so far. So join and become a fan today.

Helping you preserve your memories,