Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy December!!!

Hello everyone!
I am so happy to see December arrive! There are so many awesome events/projects going on this month - December Daily, 30 Days of Lists, CaptureYour365, new specials from Close To My Heart and of course, that really important special holiday - Christmas - which is the reason for all of the projects I've just mentioned. Each one holds a special meaning for me and I love every one of them. Click on any of the links to find out more about each project if you'd like because right now I am just going to give you details about the special from Close To My Heart. So read below.

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS!!
Get a discount on mini album products that make memory-keeping a snap!
This month, save 30% on the supplies you need to make fun and easy mini albums that make perfect gifts! Here are three easy gifting ideas for these albums:

~ Complete an album for your bestie including some pictures of the fun times you’ve shared.
~ Give the supplies themselves as a gift, letting the recipient determine what photos and memories they will preserve.
~ Give yourself the gift of beautifully preserved photos by printing out your favorite photos from your phone and making an album for yourself!

Choose your album bundles below:

Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle (CC1197)
1 – Instalife™ Blue Jean Album
1 – pack of #Life™ Enjoy cards (40 cards total)
1 – pack of #Life™ Black overlays(16 overlays total)
1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
Retail Value: $27.75
Your Price: $18.95
Blush Mini Album Bundle (CC1198)
1– Instalife™ Blush album
1 – pack of #Life™ Hello Gorgeous cards (40 cards total)
1 – pack of #Life™ gold overlays(16 overlays total)
1 – pack of mini 4" × 4" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
1 – pack of mini 2" × 2" Memory Protectors™ (10 protectors)
Retail Value: $27.75
Your Price: $18.95
Adventure Mini Album Bundle (6″ × 8″ Memory Protectors™) (CC1199)
1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
1 – pack of 6" × 8" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)
Retail Value: $29.85
Your Price: $19.95
Adventure Mini Album Bundle (4″ × 6″ Memory Protectors™) (CC1200)
1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
1 – pack of 4" × 6" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)
Retail Value: $29.85
Your Price: $19.95
Adventure Mini Album Bundle (3″ × 4″ Memory Protectors™) (CC1201)
1 – Everyday Life™ stripes mini album
1 – pack of My Crush® Adventure Calls 3-ring hole-punched decorative pages (30 total)
1 – pack of 3" × 4" mini Memory Protectors™ (10 total)
Retail Value: $29.85
Your Price: $19.95
After you’ve ordered your bundles, be sure to check out Persnickety Prints where you can order photos perfectly sized for these mini albums.

Offer valid December 1 – December 31, 2016 while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to help you make informed decisions on what fits your needs and budget. Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!

~Carol

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 2016 Close To My Heart Special

Hello everyone! It's time once again for another fabulous special from Close To My Heart! Are you ready for it? Maybe I should actually ask are you ready for Christmas because this special is all about helping you get ready for that wondrous event which will be here before we know it! So without further ado....
There are several different options for this special and one is sure to fit your budget. Check them all out here and choose which one(s) work best for you. Photo below is of bundle #1.
 By purchasing the first or second bundle, these are the layouts that you can create. Aren't they wonderful? You will also have plenty of leftover scraps and extra room in your album to add more pages that you create OR choose to use your leftover scraps to create some beautiful home decor for yourself or to give as gifts. Click here for more details and photos of what you can create. You can also download and print out the instructions for all the projects you see.

The Stamp of the Month for November - New Year's Cheer - is now available as well for just $5 with your purchase of one of the 2 special Happy Happy Christmas bundles OR with any additional $50 purchase. I love this set!! I see so many possibilities for this set and actually have already used it on a piece of junk mail art I recently created. See the photo below the stamp of the month set. Pretty cool, huh? Just imagine what you could do with this set, too!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything I can help you with.

Have a scrampin' good day!

~Carol

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Close To My Heart 2017 Planners Are Here!!!!

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own.

Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you!


Get your planner today because this planner system is only available while supplies last so don't delay!!

To learn more about coloring the planner pages, give me a shout!

Have a scrampin' good day!

~Carol

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy September!!

September is an exciting month around here! First of all, it means the start of a new Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog, a new special campaign - Create Kindness - as well as a new exclusive stamp of the month acrylic stamp set - Blessed Beyond Measure - but most importantly, it is mine and my daughter's birth month, not to mention also my daughter-in-law's birthday + a new baby is due this month, too! Not mine, of course, it belongs to said daughter-in-law and my son. Wow! There's a whole lot of excitement going on this month and I'm not sure if I can handle it all! Ha ha! But I will do my best starting with all the Close To My Heart news below.

National Stamping Month: Create Kindness
Introducing the Limited-Time Create Kindness Card Kit
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world.

The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these little cards are inspiring, and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own!

This special is only available until September 30 or while supplies last so be sure to get yours early before they are gone.

September Stamp of the Month - Blessed Beyond Measure - available September 1 - 30, 2016
Get this lovely stamp set here for $17.95 OR for just $5.00 with an additional $50.00 purchase. I made a couple cards with this set and just love them! There are so many possibilities with this set so I see a lot more play time with it!


The Holiday Expressions catalog can be seen here along with all the other wonderful products Close To My Heart offers. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about anything Close To My Heart related. I'm here to help!

Happy September and happy scrampin'!

~Carol
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Index Card A Day | Week 9

Just dropping in to share my last few index card mini works of art for the #icad2016 challenge as this challenge is DONE! Yay! So happy to have another challenge completed! My cards are nothing super special but I like them and I hope you enjoy them!!

Hope you have an artsy day!

~Carol

Friday, July 29, 2016

It's My Anniversary & I Have a Sale for You!!

Hello! Hello! I'm so excited to be celebrating my 10th ANNIVERSARY of being an independent consultant with Close To My Heart - the BEST stamping & scrapbooking company in the biz - and I'm going to give you gifts as a thank you for being here with me and supporting my business these past 10 years. Yep, that's right, you receive gifts* because I've already received mine! Not only from Close To My Heart (see photo below) but from you all for supporting me!

When I signed up with Close To My Heart back on August 31, 2006, little did I know how much it would have an impact on my life. I have met so many warm, lovely and incredibly talented people through this business & have made so many wonderful new friends in the process. I don't know where I'd be without them (you) all in my life! So here's to another fabulous 10 years of Close To My Heart friendships! Cheers & thank you!!!

SO HERE'S THE DEAL:

  • With any $25 - $50 order placed, you may choose any $2.95 item in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog (available to view here beginning August 1) for FREE + 1 handmade card made by yours truly!
  • With any $50 - $75 order placed, you may choose any $3.95 item in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog for FREE + 1 handmade card!
  • With any $75 - $100 order placed, you may choose any $4.95 item in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog for FREE + 2 handmade cards!
  • With any $100+ order placed, you may choose any $5.95 item in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog for FREE + 3 handmade cards! 
EXTRA INCENTIVE - August is a great time to place an order as there is an awesome special available - Basically the Best! When you purchase the Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals paper packs, you receive either the Rustic Home (retail value $13.95) or Uptown Fundamentals (retail value $14.95) for FREE! What a deal as these paper packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. You will LOVE them! 

Don't need all three of these paper packs right now or can't afford them at this time? Why not go in on this deal with a friend or group of friends? Share this post with them so none of you miss out!
AND DON'T FORGET about the August Stamp of the Month set - Purr-fect Halloween - which you can purchase for just $5 with your $50 order.
*Since this is a special sale from me, NOT from Close To My Heart, after I receive confirmation of your order, I will notify you to ask which item you'd like for FREE! I will then order that item and ship it directly to you or hand-deliver it if you're local to me! The free handmade cards are of my choosing. 

IN ADDITION, if I have at least 5 people place orders, I will throw your names into a drawing for a brand new $9.95 value paper pack from my personal stash. If I pick your name, I will then notify you and ask which paper pack you'd like. Although at this time I don't have photos of all my paper packs to share, I will take some before contacting you so you can decide which one you like best. Believe me, there are a LOT to choose from so you won't be disappointed! ;)

Thanks again for supporting me these past 10 years! It's been an incredible experience! I look forward to sharing my love of Close To My Heart for another 10 years and you can help me do that by continuing to support my business. Go here on August 1st to peruse the new Annual Inspirations catalog and to place your order! Stay tuned for the new Holiday Expressions mini catalog coming September 1st.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! 

Happy shopping!

~Carol



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Index Card A Day Challenge | Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Yea, I know! I'm way behind in posting the index cards I've made for this challenge. In fact, I'm way behind in posting anything these days. Too busy enjoying the outdoors, the flower & veggie gardens, the grand dog that has come to visit a couple times for several days each time. There is just not enough time in a day to do everything I want to do but I'm sure you feel the same, right? I digress....let's move on to the reason for this post.

I haven't really followed the prompts exactly and that's the best part, I don't have to! If I liked or had an idea for a specific prompt then I followed it but for the most part, I just did my own thing on these mini works of art and had a ton of fun doing it!

 Week 4
 Week 5
 Week 6
Week 7
Week 8

And that's it for now. Just one more week to go - actually just 5 more days of cards to make for a total of 61 cards! - so stay tuned for them to come later. Hope you've enjoyed all my mini works of art these past few weeks as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you!

Have an artsy day!

~Carol


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I decorated my art journal cover!

Finally got around to decorating my art journal cover. I've only had it for several months now but just never got around to making the outside look as pretty as the inside until I saw how Mary C. Nasser decorated her journal! Oh wow, is it ever gorgeous! Click here to see just how gorgeous it is and I think you'll agree! I love Mary's art!

Now on to my art journal cover.....here's the supplies I used:

  • art journal by Dylusions
  • white + several colors of acrylic paint, various brands
  • white gesso
  • texture paste
  • a black gel pen
  • archival black ink (not shown)
  • stencils by Donna Downey, Stencil Girl and one I can't remember ;(
  • Tim Holtz tissue tape
  • purple glitter gems from Close To My Heart


Here's the finished cover! I love it! I have a couple more art journals to cover now that I had so much fun with this one.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my art journal cover and that I inspired YOU to decorate your own journal as Mary inspired me!

Happy scramping!

~Carol

Friday, June 24, 2016

Index Card A Day Challenge | Weeks 2 & 3

Hey everyone! Sharing the second & third weeks of 3" x 5" index cards I made for the #ICAD2016 challenge over at daisyyellowart.com. Although there are weekly prompts, I find that I'm not really following them too closely and that's okay! I'm all about having fun playing with different products and techniques and oh so happy to be using up some art supplies from my stash. If you'd like to join in, head on over here to check it out in more detail.
 Weeks 8 - 14
Weeks 15-21

Now back to my regularly scheduled program of stalking Facebook for sneak peeks of new Close To My Heart products that'll be coming down the pike soon! So exciting! I'll be sure to share with you when I can so you'll want to stay tuned!

Thanks for popping in today! Hope you have an artsy kind of day!

~Carol

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Index Card A Day Challenge

Hello everyone! I decided to join in the Index Card A Day challenge for 2016 so for the next couple months I hope to post some of the cards I create. The challenge runs June 1 through the end of July which means 61 days of artsy cards BUT I most likely won't be able to make a card every single day. I will make as many as I can and not worry whether I get them all done or not. It's just all in the fun of playing and getting messy whenever it fits into my schedule. You can join in, too, if you'd like. Just go to daisyyellowart.com for all the details.

So without further ado, here's the first seven days of 3" x 5" index cards I created + the cover page. I haven't followed the prompts for this challenge exactly, nor do I plan to and that's the fun of this challenge - you do whatever you want to do - just create something whenever you can!!

I plan to punch a hole in the corner of each card at some point and connect them with a binder ring but haven't done that yet as I MAY change my mind if I come up with another way to display them. The photo may be a little hard to view real well but going forward, I hope to post each one singly so you can see them in more detail. 

Here's my card for day 8 - one of the prompts for today is 'island' - which I happen to have just finished a short time ago and figured I'd post it now. Not completely happy with it - the stars look kind of funky - but it'll do. It's DONE and that makes me happy! ;)
I hope you enjoy all my cards and that they inspire you to join in the challenge, follow along or just have fun doing your own thing! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Close To My Heart Retiring Products

It's always sad to see wonderful products from Close To My Heart go bye-bye BUT that usually means there's some awesome NEW products coming down the pike which totally excites me! How about you? Well, if you're not quite ready for the new products, check out the list of retiring items below and get your favorites before they're gone! These items will no longer be available after July 31st and are available only while supplies last! I'll post the list of retiring stamp sets soon! If you have any questions, let me know!

G1096 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
X7197C Zoe Complements
X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
X7199C Sangria Complements
X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements
X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements
X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
X7203C Georgie Complements
X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
X7204C Urban Complements
Z1475 3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1725 Adhesive Springs
Z1750 Display Tray
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1756 3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container
Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 Hip Pics Album
Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring Album
Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring Album
Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound Album
Z1983 My Legacy Slate Circles Post Bound Album
Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder
Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
Z2091 My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring
Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound
Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound
Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder
Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3032 Rolling Tote
Z3034 My Legacy BlackD-Ring
Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio
Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment
Z3079 Urban Assortment
Z3082 Zoe Assortment
Z3084 Sangria Assortment
Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3092 Georgie Assortment
Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened
Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3145 Picture My Life Overlay Black
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z3148 Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
Z3182 Instalife™ Album–Berry
Z3183 Instalife™ Album–Teal
Z3186 Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me
Z3187 Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side

***NEWS FLASH***

News flash! Close To My Heart is holding a FLASH SALE every weekend in June and you're invited!
During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my website each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Some bundles will contain only retired products, some will contain only current products and some will contain both! The bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. AND the best part is, you'll actually be able to SEE what is in each bundle before making your purchase!

Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!

Dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

While visiting my website, be sure to check out the June stamp of the month set - The Long Way Home. It's just perfect for all you travelers! It is available for just $17.95 only during June or get it for just $5 with an additional $50 purchase either through me or my website.

As always, if you have any questions, please give me a shout!

Happy scramping!

~Carol

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Times Are Here!!!

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, Close To My Heart has an offer you just might like. This Happy Times paper packet is gorgeous and can be yours for just $14.95 + shipping & tax - as many as you want - or FREE with an additional $60 purchase. The stamp set is $17.95 + shipping & tax. Both are only available during May, while supplies last, so be sure to get yours soon! Give me a shout to order for you or place your order here.

Here are some of the beautiful layouts you can create with this paper pack and stamp set. I'll share a few more soon along with some cards. In the meantime, enjoy these layouts!




If you purchase the paper pack AND the stamp set, I'll email you a copy of the cutting guide and directions for FREE or you can get a printed copy if you're able to attend my upcoming workshop on May 21, 22, 23, 24 or 25. Contact me for more details about it!

Below is a list of all supplies used for the 3 layouts if you wish to create them as shown. Keep in mind if you already own any of the supplies or something similar, feel free to use them instead of purchasing new supplies. 

CC1063 - Happy Times paper pack - $14.95 or FREE with a $60 purchase
CC1064 – Happy Times stamp set - $17.95 
Z2012 – Gold Sequins - $2.95
Z3091 – Pink Enamel Gems - $3.95
Z3189 – White & Gold Ribbon - $5.95
Z3217 – PML Watercolor Cards, Gold - $8.95
Z3224 – Waterbrush – Small Round - $5.95 
Z2060 – Thin 3D Foam Tape - $5.95
Z1985 – Gold Shimmer Trim - $4.95
Z341 – Mini Glue Dots - $7.50
1385 - 5 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock - $2.25
X5780 - 3 sheets of Pomegranate Cardstock - $2.10
Pomegranate, Smoothie, Glacier, Canary and Fern inks - $6.95 each 

Head on over to my website to place your order before you forget! Any questions? Just ask! 

Happy scramping!

~Carol

Thursday, April 14, 2016

My Newest Guest Blog Post

Just wanted to share the link to my newest guest blog post on the Irreversibly Moi website. I'm sharing another cool way to use watercolors along with a pretty awesome stamp set that is only available through April here. Check it out! I think you'll like it!
Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

The Close To My Heart Opportunity

Still on the fence about signing up with Close To My Heart and joining my Scrampers with Heart team? Well, watch this video and maybe it will help you make an informed decision and one that may be just perfect for you!

After watching, if you're sure you're ready to start on a new scrapbooking, cardmaking or papercrafting adventure, I'd love to chat about it with you or you can go here to sign up right away!

I hope you decide that Close To My Heart is right for you!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol
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