Sunday, December 30, 2012

My December Sewing Projects

I used to be quite a seamstress back in the day and after purchasing a new sewing machine in September, I was inspired to start creating with fabric again. So I asked some of the female members of my family - daughter & daughter-in-law specifically - what they would like me to make for them for Christmas gifts and here is what they got!

 A simple purse I made for my daughter - you know - the one who already has a TON of purses! What EVER made me think she needed another one? And why did she even ASK me to make her one? She loved this anyway, especially the really cool stitching I made on it. I LOVE my new sewing machine! Now I need to look for some nice fabric to make one of these purses for my daughter-in-law.


An apron created with my daughter-in-law in mind because I discovered she really LOVES aprons. I will be making another one for her soon.



Here is the apron I made especially for my daughter after she asked me nicely one day - so, what color apron did you make ME? Oh no! I hadn't made it yet so I had to scramble to get it done before Christmas! She loves it and I am happy I got it done for her!
Here is one of my favorite sewing projects - this lovely tote bag made out of the most gorgeous grape fabric. I wish I had bought more of this fabric because I sure do love it. I hope the store didn't run out of it because I really need to get more!

I made the tote bag for my daughter along with a set of 4 placemats out of the same fabric. I forgot to take a photo of the placemats but they were just a basic rectangular shape, nothing fancy as I was running out of time.




Not to forget the little females in the family - my granddaughters - here are a couple aprons I made for the two youngest ones who are just too stinkin' cute!

The first one is bright yellow with bees on it and Scarlet absolutely loved it! Her little sister seemed to like it, too, so I had to make one for her.

This is Aveney's apron but since I just finished it yesterday, she didn't have it in time for Christmas. ;-( But it will be a nice surprise for her when she gets it in the mail soon. It is too stinkin' cute - just like her - with those ladybugs all over it! I think she's going to like it!

Well, that's it for today! I hope you have enjoyed my sewing projects as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. If you ever want me to make anything special for you, let me know! You can also check out my Handmade Paper & Fabric Creations page on Facebook from time to time for some unique gift items or give me a shout!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is great and your New Year's celebration even better! Stay healthy & safe and I'll see you all next year! ;-)

~Carol

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Heavy Heart


My heart has been heavy these past few days and I can only imagine how the families of the victims are coping with this latest horrific event but please tell me why it takes an event such as this to make people want to do an 'act of kindness' for the victim(s) and/or their family members or for anyone else for that matter. We should be thinking of others whether they are less fortunate or not or a victim in any way, shape or form and doing for them EVERY day - not just when something bad happens.

That being said, thanks to social media, anyone who is affected by an event such as this KNOWS we are all thinking of them so let's leave it at that and not inundate them with anything more than our thoughts and prayers. Leave them alone to let them grieve in their own way - imagine how you would feel if you were in this type of situation - overwhelmed!!! Let's give to them through the usual manners such as local charities and let them decide what these families need.

Let's all try to do something nice for a family member, friend or complete stranger on a regular basis and stop thinking of only ourselves. I think that is one wonderful way we can honor these latest victims.

Just my opinion and I am entitled to it!
Merry Christmas to all and let's hope for a Happy New Year!

~Carol

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Whoooooo's Your Valentine???

December 2012 Constant Campaign: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo’s Your Valentine?

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. 

The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! 

Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch! Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 12

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to take advantage of my 12 Days of Christmas Customer Appreciation Days Special! I hope you have had fun checking out each day's specials. If you weren't able to find what you were looking for, please email me and we'll talk. I may be able to put together a gift package for you or a loved one for a special price!
         
Now for TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Purchase ANY stamp set in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and receive one A (retail value $6.95 or B (retail value $9.95) size stamp set of your choice for FREE! AND if you make a purchase today, you will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new D-size stamp set from my own personal stash. That's a prize worth $17.95. How cool is that?
B1412 - Perfect Fit-Holidays
B1406 - Blessings of Peace
B1410 - A Friend Like You
    

Happy shopping on this last day of my customer appreciation days! Thanks again for being wonderful customers! I appreciate YOU! I hope your holidays are the BEST! Take care!

~Carol

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 11

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Purchase any TWO embellishments featured on pages 124-129 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and GET ONE FREE of equal or lesser value. There is such a great variety to choose from - including ribbons, buttons, baker's twine, brads, bling, paper flowers and all things metal - that it will be tough to choose just 3 items.


Remember - you MUST contact me to receive your FREE item. If you prefer to make your purchase on my website and have the order shipped directly to you, as soon as I have confirmation of your order, I will reimburse you for the FREE item. It's as easy as that! So start looking at all the awesome embellishment choices and make your list. Then give me a shout or order online here.

Happy shopping!
~Carol

Monday, December 10, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 10

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
is a repeat from the very first day, *FREE SHIPPING* to the first 3 people who place an order of $50 or more through my website here or by emailing me at iluv2cre84u@gmail.com. If you choose to have your order shipped to you, after I receive notice that you have placed your order, I will reimburse you the shipping charge. This deal is only available until 11:59 pm TODAY so be sure to take advantage!

*This is an offer from ME, not Close To My Heart

***FREE SHIPPING WITH $50 ORDER
 TODAY ONLY TO THE FIRST 3 CUSTOMERS!***

DON'T FORGET - you also receive the December stamp of the month - Year-Round Cheer - for just $5 with your $50 purchase. That's a savings of $12.95 PLUS at least an additional $4.95 savings on shipping if you are one of the first 3 customers

AND REMEMBER, tons of new products have been added to the ‘While Supplies Last’ section of my website PLUS many of the previous items have been marked down even further! To sweeten this deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free **Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!** I encourage you to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.
**This is an offer from Close To My Heart

Happy shopping! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the special for Day 11! Have a great day!

~Carol

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 9

Z1682 Notable Alphabet

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Save 10% off all Dimensional Elements chipboard letters and shapes featured on page 131 of the current Autumn/Winter Idea Book. From album pages and awards to snowflakes and ornaments as well as letters and monograms, there's something for every one of your projects.

If you prefer to have your order shipped directly to you, place your order here and after I have confirmation of your order, I will reimburse you the discount. Since this is a special offer from me, not Close To My Heart, the discount will not come off automatically.

Happy shopping!
~Carol
Z1762 Snowflakes
Z1791 Album Pages
Z1761 Ornaments

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 8



TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Receive 10% off any of the great organizational products offered by Close To My Heart. We all love to be organized, right? Well, let Close To My Heart help keep you that way with embellishment, ink pad, stamp set, marker and paper organizers. There's an organizer for ALL your needs.

Be sure to contact me with your order to receive your discount as this is a special being offered by me, not Close To My Heart. Happy shopping!

~Carol

Friday, December 7, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 7

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Save 10% when you purchase one of the My Legacy Faux Leather Albums in the color of your choice - 6 beautiful colors to choose from - AND a pack of ten 4110 Clear Memory Page Protectors AND a set of two Z4127 Label Holders. These beautiful, long-lasting albums protect your precious memories. The leather-like luster offers the appearance of luxury at an affordable price. The albums, which are 12" x 12", come with five clear memory page protectors and three 1/2" posts and screws.
Label Holder

My Legacy Faux Leather Albums
Memory Page Protectors

Be sure to contact me to receive your discount as it will not come off when you purchase through my website. Happy shopping!

~Carol

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 6

TODAY'S SPECIAL DEAL:
Purchase either the Z1790 Cricut Artiste OR Z1686 Art Philosophy Collections for $99 (retail value of nearly $125) and receive FREE SHIPPING! That's a savings of $4.95! Tax will still be calculated.

Each cartridge collection includes 700 images for creating themed projects and cards as well as 3-D items. There's a shape and font for every one of your papercrafting projects. In addition, each collection comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes.
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Click here to place your order if you prefer to have it shipped directly to you and you're not having me keep a running total of your purchases during this special. When I have confirmation of your order, I will reimburse the shipping charge to you OR you can email me and I can place the order for you. Remember - this special is only available TODAY!
Gift card holders created with Z1790 Cricut Artiste cartridge
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! 
Happy shopping!

~Carol

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 5

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT TODAY on any of the My Creations 3-D alterable products located on page 132 of the current Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. There are so many to choose from that it will be difficult to decide which one to play with first! From home decor items to boxes, blocks, books and mini albums, there's something for everyone! Here are just a few of the cool items you can alter in whatever way you choose!

Z1378 My Creations Banner
Great for a birthday banner or just for the name of your child to hang in their bedroom.









Z1740 My Creations Bookmark Album
Perfect for creating a quick mini album of a special event.
Also makes a great gift!









Z1803 My Creations Star
Lovely for a holiday home decor item to hang or place on a stand.










Z1804 My Creations Cubby
So cool to use as an advent calendar. Although it may be a bit late for this year's holiday, you could save it for next year or use your imagination to come up with another idea for this cubby.








You MUST contact me to place your order for any of these items. You will NOT receive the discount through my website. Don't forget - there are many new discounted items added to the 'While Supplies Last' section of my website. If you purchase any of those items and not the discounted specials for today, you do not have to contact me. You may place your order through my website on your own to have the items shipped directly to YOU! But get them before they're gone, gone, gone!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 4

Today's Special:
Purchase any paper pack (retail value $9.95) plus 2 coordinating ink pads and receive a bottle of Glitz Glitter Gel (retail value $2.75) for FREE! Be sure to place your order on my website or email me before you forget as this deal is only available TODAY! Happy shopping!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 3

Today's Special:
Purchase any paper pack (retail value $9.95) and receive the coordinating complements/stickers/rub-ons (retail value $4.95) for half price - a savings of $2.48-$3.48. Hurry on over to my website or email me to take advantage of this special - it is good for TODAY only! Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 2

TODAY'S SPECIAL:
Purchase either the Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit OR the Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit (both with a retail value of $29.95) and receive a set of Dimensional Elements In Color - Holiday Chipboard (retail value $5.95) for FREE! Click any of the links to place your order or email me! Happy shopping!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Customer Appreciation Days - Day 1

WELCOME to the first day of what I hope will be a fun shopping experience for you – the 12 Days of Christmas Deal-a-Day Customer Appreciation Days Special. Whew! That’s a mouthful!

On this first day, I would like to offer *FREE shipping* to the first 3 people who place an order of $50 or more through my website here or by emailing me at iluv2cre84u@gmail.com. If you choose to have your order shipped to you, after I receive notice that you have placed your order, I will reimburse you the shipping charge. This deal is only available until 11:59 pm TODAY so be sure to take advantage!
*This is an offer from ME, not Close To My Heart

***FREE SHIPPING WITH $50 ORDER
 TODAY ONLY TO THE FIRST 3 CUSTOMERS!***

DON'T FORGET - you also receive the December stamp of the month - Year-Round Cheer - for just $5 with your $50 purchase. That's a savings of $12.95 PLUS at least an additional $4.95 savings on shipping if you are one of the first 3 customers

FYI~ Also beginning today, tons of new products have been added to the ‘While Supplies Last’ section of my website PLUS many of the previous items have been marked down even further! To sweeten this deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free **Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!** I encourage you to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.
**This is an offer from Close To My Heart

Happy shopping! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the special for Day 2! Have a great day!

~Carol


 
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