Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cup Cakes!

We will be celebrating my daughter, Payton's, 7th birthday next week. I was thrilled when she said she wanted to have a "cup cake" theme party (I LOVE everything cup cakes-thanks to my dear friend, Shannon!)! I had alot of fun creating her party invitation this past week. I used all

Close To My Heart products to create this invitation. The stamp set is called "Cup Cake Sprinkles" and it is so fun to play with! I added liquid applique to the top of the cup cake so it looks like real frosting! I used chocolate cardstock, blush cardstock and some pattern paper from the new "Twitterpated" kit that just came out on September 1st. I added half of a paper flower and some of our "pretty pins" to finish the card off. Payton was thrilled with how the invitation turned out and I was, too! We will spend this week getting ready for the birthday bash. I will be sure to post party photos once the big event is over.
I can not believe my baby is going to be 7!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here are the card that my card club will be creating in October. They were created with the NEW "Grace" Workshop on the Go kit. If you are not familiar with these new kits please contact me so I can tell you all about them. They are FABULOUS! There is a Workshop on the Go Kit available for each of the 4 new kits featured at the front of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Each kit comes with an EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET! This stamp set is not available as an individual product. The only way to get it is with the kit. The kit comes with a level 2 paper packet, exclusive stamp set, some type of embellishment and a colored brochure that gives you all the directions to create cards and/or layouts! My card club will be creating 2 of each of the cards you see here.
If this sounds like something you would like to join please feel free to contact me! The club is open to local and long distance members!

Monday, September 21, 2009

All Sorts Mini Album Workshop

This workshop is full of fun! Join me as we create this adorable mini album. We will be embellishing Close To My Heart’s newest chipboard keepsake; the All sorts Album. This little treasure consists of 6 chipboard pages. The front and back pages are of the same design and the 4 inside pages are all of a different design! You are going to love altering this keepsake using the new Sweet Home paper pack, a few White Daisy Paper Flowers, some ribbon and other fun embellishments. Most cutting will be done for you! My book has a “Family” theme to it; however, you can make it whatever them you wish. You will also create 4 monogram note cards at this workshop.
“Kits to Go” are available!
The card is pictured here. Your card will have whatever monogram you choose where this card has the bird image.
Your $20 registration fee included all supplies needed to create the mini album and 4 note cards. The class itself is FREE! All you have to bring is your basic tool kit:
* Adhesives-bring more than you think you will need *
* memory glue dots *
* scissors *
* paper trimmer *
* pencil *

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
This keepsake and the cards make wonderful
gifts for the
Holidays, birthdays, anniversary, etc.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I have returned home from the Heirloom Productions Stamp Show up in Greenville, Sc. What a fun time it was! I truly enjoyed meeting all your wonderful ladies and seeing old friends, too. A big THANK YOU goes out to my assisant and dear friend, Kim Auster. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing friend and assistant. We both worked hard but had fun doing it! Thanks Kim!

I have some exciting specials to share with you now... Here is all the juicy info!

Thank you to EVERYONE!!!! I have almost reached my goal and am rounding the corner for the homestretch to earn Close To My Heart’s fabulous incentive trip to New Zealand!!!!
I am hosting an AMAZING SALE-A-BRATION which starts TODAY, September 17th! This sale-a-bration runs September 17th-29th. I am so excited about this incentive!!! Here are the details:
All orders $50-$99 (before s & t): receive a 10% discount on your entire order!
All orders $100-$199 (before s & t): receive a 15% discount on your entire order!
All orders $200 and above: receive a 20% discount!
The first 10 orders I receive will be entered into a drawing for a FREE WISHES Card Confidence Idea Book ($34.95 value)!
*Depending on your order you will also qualify to earn the Exclusive National Stamping Month Card Kit “Celebrate the Everyday” FREE, the stamp of the month “Treasures” FREE or at a discount (if you have already earned this stamp set I will be happy to replace it with another for you-just LMK!). I have posted a photo of the cards you can create using the card kit, as well as a layout I created using the card kit.

Discounts will be applied on all orders received between Sept. 17th-29th. This is the perfect time to stock up on all your ink pads and/or markers, papers, blocks and stamp sets! The larger the order, the greater the discount! Start your holiday shopping for all your scrapbooking and stamping family and friends now so you can SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Greenville, Here I Come!

I am still alive!
Please forgive me for my lack of posting this past week. I have been busy preparing for the Heirloom Productions Show up in Greenville, SC. This is my third year as a vendor at this show and I LOVE GREENVILLE! I hope all those who live nearby that area will stop in and visit me. I have the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book and LOTS and LOTS of products to purchase, fun create & takes and an AWESOME booth special taking place all weekend long!

I return home on Sunday night and once I upack I will get back on track with my posts.
Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Here is the September Stamp of the Month! It is called "Treasures."' I love the name and I love the stamp set! It is another set you can use all year long which makes it all the more valuable! You can earn this stamp set for free by placing a minimum $100 order. You can earn is a 75% discount by placing a minimum $75 order or you can also earn it at a 50% discount by placing a $50 order or recieve a 25% discount by placing a $25 order. You can also order it at full price ($22.95). You can place your order at my website ( or feel free to contact me and I will be happy to place the order.

Here is a card I created with the set.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

IT'S HERE!!!!!!

Here I am again! I am super excited to share with y'all the new Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart Idea Book!!!! Don't you just LOVE the front cover? How much fun!!!!!!
I invite you to hop over to my website ( so you can view the Idea book online. You will also see and learn all about the wonderful Card Kit that you can earn for FREE on my website!
I absolutely LOVE all the new papers, stamp sets and accessories. I WANT IT ALL and I think you will ,as well! Feel free to contact me if you would like to earn some of the items on your Wish List for Free by hosting a gathering (you can hold it at my workshop or your home) or through a Catalog Party! The hostess plan is very generous. You will be so happy with all the product you earn FREE!

Let's Celebrate Today!

Happy September!!!!!

Today is the start of a new month and today is the start of a New Close To My Heart Idea Book! Yep, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes live TODAY! You can officially order from this awesome new Idea Book TODAY! If you do not have the actual catalog you can view it on my website ( If you would like to have a copy of the Idea Book, please contact me and I will be happy to get you one.

I wanted to also remind you about the National Stamping month special "Everyday Celebration" Card Kit Close To My Heart is offering all month long. I shared the details with you in a previous post and I will share them again with you at the end of this post. Here is a photo of one layout I created using the Celebrate Everyday Card Kit. Like I menitoned in my other post, I love that the card kit does not come with all the paper pre-cut because you can use it for cards and/or layouts! I used the card bases in the kit as my photo mats! Isn't that cool?! I was actually inspired to do this layout by a fellow CTMH consultant named Dana Kessler. She is so creative!

My $1,000 Gathering is still going on. Would you like to earn lots of free CTMH products? Then you just might want to take advantage of this incentive. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Anyone can participate-even those who are long distance from me! The details are below the Card Kit Special Details.

Close To My Heart is also offering another FABULOUS special which will run until September 30th! And this special can be combined with my specials so you can earn even MORE FREE PRODUCT!!!!! How COOL is that?! This photo shows the cards you can create with great kit. If you click on the photo you should see it better.
Here are the details for the special CTMH is offering:September is NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH! To celebrate CTMH is 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 30th*Host a Gathering with minimum sales of $400 between September 1-30th*You can also buy as many card kits as you’d like for $39.95 per kit.....AND there’s MORE FUN! Place any order between September 1-30th 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!The Everyday Celebration Card Kit comes with:Feature Kit colors: Chocolate, Colonial White, Dutch blue and Sweet Leaf1- MyAcrylix Everyday Celebration Stamp Set (D-size and only available with this kit!)16-4 ¼ x 5 ½ Colonial White Card Bases16- 4 ¼ x 5 ½ Colonial White envelopes1-12 x 12 Dutch Blue Cardstock1-12 x 12 Colonial White Cardstock4-12 x 12 B&T Duos Paper1-Chocolate Distressing Ink1-Dutch blue Distressing Ink1-Mini Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate Collection5’-Chocolate Ribbon with Colonial White Stitch50-3-D foam squaresSponge1-Full Color Step-by-Step Instructional Brochure
This kit is a little different than the card kits we had last year and the year before. The paper does not come pre-cut with this year’s kit. I love this enhancement, as it allows you to create scrapbook layouts, as well, as cards! Isn’t that AWEOME!!! I think you will enjoy the “Delight in Everything” stamp set. It has a birthday/celebration theme to it, thus it can be used for just about anything and all year long! Fun,Fun,Fun!!!!!!
Would you like $100 in free select product from Close To My Heart?
I am a few short weeks away from REACHING my goal of earning the Close To My Heart incentive trip to New Zealand. I taught school there back in 1992 and have hopes to return to this land “down under” and visit the school I worked out, the friends I made and most of all, share this opportunity with my hubby, Stan. I have until September 30th to earn the remaining points. With your help I can achieve this goal! As my way of thanking you for helping me, I want to give YOU something to show how much I appreciate YOU!
It is an amazing offer that will make EVERYONE a winner. I need 10 people to make this work (however, we can do several groups of 10 and have even more winners!). Here’s the deal.This will be available to the first 10 people (if I can get an additional 10 we will do a 2nd group, etc). Email me ( right away and then start collecting your order(s) of at least $100. Just for doing this you'll get to take advantage of the great special that is going on now...Free stamp of the month ($22.95 value) plus if you order a minimum of $60 in stamps you can earn the Card Kit “Everyday Celebration” FREE (a $39.95 value) (see the attached flyer for a photo) with no shipping or tax on the free items...this is about a $63.00 value right there. All those who place the minimum $100 order will earn ONE of the following:
*$100 in select product credit
*$60 in select product credit
$40 in select product credit
*3 individuals will be awarded a half price item/collection
*3 individuals will be sent a FREE stamp set
So, everyone will be a winner!!!
...not to mention you already got a great deal and this would help me out so much on reaching my goals.Please email me ASAP if you want to jump on this fun online gathering with prizes galore...I'll need to have everyone’s orders in by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th to make this work. If you don't have a current idea book...head on over to my website to view it. Or call me and I will be happy to deliver one to you or put one in the mail.
Feel free to collect orders from your friends-you can combine orders to reach the $100 minimum!Hugs to all and thank you for helping me reach my goal!!!