Monday, December 31, 2012

La Belle Vie...... Beautiful Layouts, Waiting for Pictures

I am not sure I put this on the website so I am going to share my La Belle Vie pages with you ....

This is actually the Workshop on the Go changed up a bit!


This is the 2nd set of Pages on the Workshop !


Friday, December 28, 2012

Help Me Earn Incentive Trip Points during National Papercrafting Month!!!

It’s time to start celebrating January’s National Papercrafting Month, and Close To My Heart has given me another reason to get excited about it! I can now earn up to 2,500 bonus points for the 2014 Costa Rica Land Tour based on how many Whooo’s Your Valentine kits I sell. Here’s how it will work:
  • Sell 25 Whooo’s Your Valentine kits between now and January 31, 2013, and I will receive 500 bonus incentive trip points.
  • Sell 50 Whooo’s Your Valentine kits in this period to receive a total of 1,500 bonus incentive trip points.
  • Sell 75 Whooo’s Your Valentine kits during the campaign period and I will be awarded 2,500 bonus incentive trip points for the 2014 Costa Rica Land Tour!

But what do YOU GET ??
Kit includes:

• 12—Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3—12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1—Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12—Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1—My Acrylix

® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an
incredible deal—our Whoooo's Your Valentine Kit (CC1022)

for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents
of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms
and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can
be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My
Heart products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book*. You’ll
receive 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. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new
Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter
paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images,
cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with
treats for valentines in a cinch!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday Savings!!!!

Make this year the BIGGEST Day
of the Year for the Small Business
We always love giving YOU the customer the best deal, so go ahead and shop, send me an email, make a wishlist, or just plain give me a jingle & we will be helping you with your wishlist this year!
This is a savings your WON'T want to pass up! So go ahead, make sure that you are ready to pass on those savings to yourself, or the ones that love you enough to help you with all your shopping needs !
Don't forget, anyone that shops with me this holiday season will get their presents wrapped, sealed and delivered!
Not only do we love to pass these savings on, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to get them:
Saturday November 24-November 30th 2012
These are the savings you will be getting through me ONLY :

Place an order of $25 - $50
Receive a free Ink Pad of your choice ($5.25 value.)
Place an order of $51 - $75

Receive an A size stamp set of your choice, or and this amount also
entitles you to receive the Stamp of the Month for $5 and any other
stamp set for 50% off!!

Place an order of $76 - $100

Receive a free B size stamp set or Level 2 Paper Pack of your
choice (up to $9.95 value.) This also entitles you to receive the
Stamp of the Month for $5 and any other stamp set for 50% off!

Place an order of $101 - $149

Receive a free Cardstock pack or C stamp set of your choice (up to
$13.95 value). You will also get the stamp of the month for FREE!
(and any other stamp set for 50% off)

Place an order of $150 or more

Receive $25 in free products of your choice, PLUS either a free
Level 2 Paper Pack or B size stamp set of your choice (valued at
$9.95.) You will also get the stamp of the month for FREE! (and
any other stamp set for 50% off).

PLUS, everyone who places an order during these five days will be
entered into a drawing for your choice of a FREE Workshop on the
Go Kit (Winner will be notified on Friday the 30th !!)


With the purchase of any two Organizing Products -

If you order the (2) of any of the small or medium
organizers,  you can choose:
(1) of the craft box foam insert
(1) My Acrylix blocks foam insert or
(1) Craft Boxes


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creative Kissing.... With Stamps of course!!!

Learn how to kiss… with stamps! In one easy technique you can create a clever, unique design on your stamp image for a more customized look. Let us show you how!
So go ahead, start KISSING wit your products you already have NOW! ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pear & Partridge .... In a Pear Tree... No! In A Scrapbook

Re-live those magical moments with this festive workshop layout!

Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create six beautiful 2-page layouts; then use your remaining supplies along with a few additional items to make the bonus project!
This workshop project is ideal for creating those pages that will capture the spirit of Christmas in your scrapbooking pages as well as in your heart. The look of your children's faces, the feeling of your loved ones by your side on this wonderful holiday season. 
Join Me :
 November 25th 2012
1:00 p.m.
Cost: $34.50 (plus $ 6.85 for the Dimensional Elements Also)
R.S.V.P. to: or 419-277-7576
Z1772  Dimensional Elements In Color - Holiday
G 1052 Workshop on the Go Pear & Partridge Scrapooking Kit

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Capture The Date, Capture The Savings


In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one!
The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting.
Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
Make sure to stop by and shop all the While Supplies Last Items on my website & they qualify too ! Up to 75% off items that you thought "disappeared" !!! Woohoo - but don't wait to long, they will surely be gone if you wait! Go ahead, buy yourself, your spouse, friend, or neighbor those discounted items, Christmas IS right around the corner! :)
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Gift for You....

This is a gift that I made for a dear friend of mine tonight,
I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge page 74:

I also used the flower on page 54 with a cute tag, 
Clementine X7156B and Kraft Paper
 with some
to glitz up the flowers!
I hope this is just the "perfect gift" for her & a cute way to show you how to
Bling up your projects for the holiday season coming up!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monogrammed Stationary Class

Monogram Stationary Class

Using Close to my Heart's La Belle Vie, Avonlea and Flirty Collections, we will create 3 sets of personalized stationery (4 cards each). Your kit will also come with the new Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set and mini monogram initial stamp of your choice, both of which coordinate perfectly with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
  This would be a great way to give a perfect Christmas Present to that hard to buy for person, teacher or MALE teacher.

The project kit is $28 (plus tax & shipping) and includes all of the following: 
  • (12) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Colonial White Cards/Envelopes
  • D1527 Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set
  • Monogram stamp of your choice
  • La Belle Vie, Avonlea and Flirty Collections & coordinating cardstock
  • (12) Pre-cut frame shapes
  • 30" of Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon & (3) Magazine Shaped Boxes for gift giving.
Add the 1-1/4" circle punch for only $12 more!
Purchase additional Monograms for $2.95 each!

Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:
        Inspired by Lisa Stenz / Melisa Laverty    

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Catch my party ... AT HOME!

If you missed my card workshop last Monday please don't be disappointed, I have great news for you! Watch the video below to see how easy it can be for you to just do it at home !

Still feel overwhelmed?
 That's ok too, CALL me 419-277-7576
and I will PRE-MAKE your Christmas cards and ship them right to you ALL DONE
 & you can still send out handmade cards...
But hurry, I know we don't want to think about it, but Christmas IS
right around the corner!
Order From HERE now to get started on your homemade card needs today!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Studio J Tricks to Add Flair To Your Layouts

Even though Studio J® is fast and easy to use, it is helpful to know some great tricks that can make customizing your layouts even more exciting. Here are some Studio J tricks straight from our professional Close To My Heart artists:

1. Customize your background and texture paper. You can change the color and intensity of the background and texture paper included in whichever kit you choose. Simply select the piece of background and texture paper, change the color in the color selection tool, and increase or decrease the intensity of the color in that same popup box.

2. Crop My Stickease® quotes, titles, and tags. The cropping feature on the My Stickease images allows you to select a section of a quote, title, or tag to use as a border or other embellishment.

3. Create a customized My Stickease image. If you have a specific image in mind to use as an embellishment on your page, you can create a customized My Stickease to fit your theme perfectly. Simply add a text box, photo hanger, ribbon, ribbon slides, and Stickease to create the little suitcase! So easy! Be sure to crop or send elements behind other elements when necessary, and add several elements together for a unique look!
4. Select more than one element at a time. If you want to move several elements of your layout at once, simply click and drag your mouse around the elements you would like to select. Let’s take buttons, for example. After the buttons have been selected, you can click the icons in the popup box to choose to align the buttons vertically or horizontally if you desire.

5. Make faux washi tape with vellum text boxes. To create the look of a piece of clear washi tape, make a small rectangular text box, filled with vellum background (this is the default color for text boxes). You can make the tape strips as large or small as you want, or even layer them for more emphasis.

6. Stretch one photo across multiple photo wells. If you have fewer photos than photo wells, instead of deleting the excess wells, try scaling the picture to a larger size and then copying the picture to other photo wells and matching the photos up until they align with an almost seamless image. This trick works best with photo wells that are adjacent to each other.

7. Create ruffled ribbon. Select “Ribbons” in the drop-down menu under the Embellishments toolset. Choose ribbon tab and rotate the tab so that it is vertical on the page. Then layer several tabs on top of one another, sending every other one to the back to create a ruffled look.

8. Create a jagged border with text boxes. You can create a jagged border simply by rotating multiple text boxes about 45 degrees and making them the same color as the background. Put these boxes on top of a long, rectangular box of another color, and you’ve got a jagged border!

9. Change the background of your layout. Sometimes you may like the photo and journal arrangement in a layout, and yet want to change the background colors. Because photos sit on top of everything else, this is easy to do. Simply pull a journaling box over the space you want for a different background and fill it with a color from the color selection tool or a patterned paper from the Papers toolset. Then, send it backwards until the photo wells are on top of your new background.

Bonus Trick! Use keyboard keys to make embellishments. Did you know that some of the best tools for creating custom embellishments are the basic keys on your keyboard? It’s as simple as typing into a journaling box with no background color. Use periods to make a polka dot pattern, angle brackets to create a trendy Chevron look, overlapping pound signs to make burlap, question marks to make rope, and so much more!

 Try these tricks on your own Studio J® layouts. October is the perfect month to give it a go because for every 9 layouts you create, you’ll get a 10th layout for FREE! !!

 Click HERE to get started TODAY!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Star... This Way.. That Way.. .Anyway You Want

I’m talking about the wonderful My Creations Star from Close To My Heart!

This beauty is a must-have for your décor, bringing dimension and appealing angles to all sorts of flat surfaces near you. One ideal use for this sturdy chipboard shape is as a light-weight seasonal door-hanger that you can hang without worrying about putting scuffs on your door. I was so excited to be able to make a sample with one of mine that I purchased!

Take a look:
 This is my finished star! I used the following supplies to complete my My Creations Star!
I will give you more up close photo's too! How about you! Are you ready to be... I mean... decorate... I mean gift... I mean KEEP or all the above My Creations Star?
(See Workshop Information Below! )
 X7160B Flirty Paper Packet
D1519 Abundance
C1504 Fall Harvest
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1792 Awards Dimensional Elements
Z1753 Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles
& Assorted Glitz Glitter Gels

These aren't just made for being Thankful, but here are some more ideas
that you can use in the creations of your own My Creations Star!
See Close To My Heart's creations!

 SO Join Me Today & Sign up for your November Workshop - or choose a date that works for you & I will come to YOU!
 Make your own Creations - You Pick your Paper &  Embellishments :
Cost: For One Star: $25.00      
                                       (1)               My Creations Star
(1/2)     Paper Packet of your Choice
(1)               Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(1)               Sparkles of your Choice
For (2) Stars : $40.00
(2)              My Creations Star
(1)        Paper Packet of your Choice
(2)              Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(2)              Sparkles of your Choice
For (3) Stars: $ 53.00
(3)              My Creations Star
(1 )      Paper Packet of your Choice
(3)              Glitz Glitter Gel of your choice
(3)              Sparkles of your Choice
When: November 12, 2012 (or date of your choice)
Where:  LaPointe Methodist Church
Time:  6:00 p.m.
R.S.V.P. :
By: November 2nd, 2012
Rebecca Cross
419-277-7576 or

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Won't Want To Miss This

Save with Studio J®!

October 2012 Constant Campaign

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! It’s a great time to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have. If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start!
Visit : My Website today
& click on the Studio J tab on the left to get started!
Watch the video below to help you get started!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamp of the Month

October Stamp of the Month Artwork

Very Merry Christmas SET OF 11
Available October 1–31, 2012

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1210A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork!  

Scholastic Paper Packet($9.95, X7159B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 44)

Olive Cardstock($14.50, 1245, p. 9)

Silver Shimmer Trim($4.95, Z1799, p. 124)

Festive Velvet Rub-Ons($4.95, Z1743, p. 126)

Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment($2.95, Z1754, p. 127)


® Artiste Collection($99, Z1790, p. 15)

RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 1” μ 3½” (Y1002), 2” μ 2” (Y1003), 3” μ 3” (Y1006)

Contact me today: 419-277-7576
or email me:

Sign up for one of my upcoming workshops to help you with your order!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FREE! Did You Say FREE ???

This is the Cutest BAG EVER !!! You can get yours TODAY for FREE on my WEBSITE by just purchasing the $49 kit and NO OBLIGATIONS! Figure out you LOVE THE PRODUCT! That's okay too, purchase as much as you want with a 22 % discount!!! Please feel free to share this with ALL your friends! And don't miss out ! They are going FAST!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

5 Minutes > One Stamp Set = Beautiful Card !

Create a finished card in five seconds flat with the new series of single-image A-size My Acrylix® stamp sets from Close To My Heart. Use them for quick scrapbook layout titles or easy, one-step cardmaking. Each one is designed to complete your project with a single stamp, and at just $6.95 each, these stamps are super affordable!

And this month, they are even MORE affordable! During the month of June, for every 2 stamp sets you purchase, you get a third one of equal or lesser value for FREE! Now is the time to stock up!

Watch here to see the beautiful Kristine show us today !

Then visit my WEBSITE HERE to get started on your shopping today! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Stamp of the Month - Life Is Tweet

Since I have been a busy mama I am going to feature my fellow CTMH consultant's on my blog for their amazing work on the June Stamp of the Month! I just can't resist all their beautiful artwork & not share it with my amazing Peeps (YOU) !!! :) Enjoy !!

To get the June Stamp of the Month for yourself, go ahead, Buy 2 Stamp Sets, get one FREE & then get the June Stamp of the Month for only $5 !!! Wow! What a Steal!!! :)

Thank you Vicki For letting us see your beautiful artwork as always!! :) You can go to her website for wonderful ideas for everything! :)

I love Jen Rubio's artwork !! Simple, little paper used and lots of stamp sets used !!! :)

Thank you ladies for allowing me to feature you on my blog !! :)

What a great time to buy stamps!
During the month of June, when you buy 2 stamp sets, you get one FREE.
Here's the details:
  • Purchase any 2 stamp sets (sized A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a 3rd stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value) - a savings of up to $29.95!
  • Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go, Cricut collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
  • No quantity limits! For every 2 you buy, you get 1 FREE (keep in mind that it is the lowest priced stamps that you will get for free).
  • No tax on your free stamps, but shipping applies.
  • Available only from June 1st - June 30th. Visit my website Here now to get started on your shopping trip!!!