Sunday, November 30, 2014


For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price, just $79 each!  Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST), that's 2am on the East Coast, on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

This is a FANTASTIC DEAL since these collections include over $120 in retail products. If you've had your eye on one the Cricut Collections, NOW is the time to take advantage of this great Cyber Monday special!  

The Cricut Collections also make great gifts, either for yourself or other papercrafters on your list.  They're going to LOVE receiving one of these collections under the Christmas tree!  Choose from Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking or Artfully Sent.  You can place your order RIGHT HERE on my website.  But remember, this is a Cyber Monday Only Sale, valid from 2am (EST) unitl 11:59pm on Monday, December 1, 2014.   

Also, December 1st starts the Deal of the Decade campaign.  With a $50 purchase, you can choose as many C or D-size stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for only $10 each (a savings of up to $7.95 per stamp set)!    Your Cricut Collection purchase would also qualify you for the Deal of the Decade promotion!  Double Whammy=Double Savings! 

Plus December 1st, the NEW Seasonal Expressions Idea Book goes LIVE!  You can view this new Idea Book on my website!  It's over 35 pages of Close To My Heart goodness-tons of NEW products you're going to LOVE! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Don't Stress Over The Holidays!

As the Holiday Season draws nearer, our lives become more hectic and our calendars fill up rather quickly.  You're probably thinking you'll never find the time to scrapbook this time of year, but I have a solution for you.  The Yuletide Carol Scrapbook Workshop is just what you need!  I've done the designing for you and created four 2-page layouts using the Yuletide Carol kit and accessories-perfect for showcasing your favorite holiday memories.   

Join me for this workshop on Sunday, December 14th from 1-4pm (note the time change), at my home in Choconut, PA.  If you can't attend and would like to get your kit "To Go", that's fine too. I'll include my cutting guide & directions for you to create the pages at your convenience.  

Please RSVP and place your order by December 1st.  You can place your order HERE on my website, or call/email me with your order & payment.

Yuletide Carol Supply List:
  • G1084-Yuletide Carol Workshop Kit $29.95 (includes Level 2 paper pack, stamp set, Z3007 Yuletide Carol Assortment, Z2012 Gold Sequins, Instructional Brochure & cutting guide.)
  • X7187C-Yuletide Carol Complements $4.95
  • Z1985-Gold Shimmer Trim $4.95
  • 5 Extra Cardstock-(2 Col. White, 1 Champagne, 1 New England Ivy, 1 Ruby) $3.50-Purchase at workshop.
  • Z1151-3D Foam Tape-$5.95
Please remember to BYO Basics-paper trimmer, favorite adhesives, glue dots, scissors etc. 

Looking forward to helping you be scrapbook-ready for the holidays!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Card Workshop-Your Choice of 4 Designs!

My annual Christmas Card Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 29th from 9am-5pm at my home in Choconut, PA. This is an open event, so come at any time throughout the day, whenever it is convenient for you.  If you can't attend, you may order any of the kits "To Go".  I will include my cutting guide & photos for you to create the cards on your own.

I have designed 4 kit options that I think you are going to love! Each kit will make 10 cards and includes my cutting guide.  Kit prices listed include tax and shipping.  You will need to BYO basic tools-paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, glue dots & pop dots.  If you own any of the ink pads listed, you may want to bring them along as well, to make things go a little quicker.  Please RSVP to me with your order & payment by November 15th.  

Kit #1-Polar Bear Holiday $17

This kit includes 10 White Daisy card bases & envelopes, Snowhaven papers & cardstock, Z1848-Red Shimmer Trim and Z2013-Silver Sequins.  Ink colors are Black and Glacier.    If you LOVE the little Polar Bears as much as I do, you may want to add-on the stamp set, C1557-Polar Bear Holiday for $13.95.  It's a cute one!

Kit #2-Reason For The Season $20

This kit includes 10 Colonial White card bases & envelopes, Yuletide Carol papers & cardstock, Z2012-Gold Sequins, Z1988-Black Striped Twill Ribbon and 10 black rectangles pre-cut using Cricut Art Philosophy.  The ink color is Black.  If you would like to add-on the stamp set it's D1614-Reason For The Season $17.95.

Kit #3-Merry Merry Wreaths $20 

This kit includes 10 Kraft card bases & 10 Colonial White envelopes, Yuletide Carol papers and cardstock, Z2012-Gold Sequins,  Z1985-Gold Shimmer Trim and enough Cranberry Twill Ribbon needed to complete the cards.  Ink colors are Ruby, Desert Sand, Cocoa & Olive.   The stamp set is C1591-Merry Merry $13.95.   

Kit #4-Be Jolly $17

This kit includes 10 White Daisy card bases & envelopes, Snowhaven papers and cardstock, Z1932 Silver Washi Tape, Z1752 Clear Sparkles and enough Cranberry Bakers' Twine to complete the cards.  Ink colors are Whisper and Cranberry.  The stamp set is B1455-Be Jolly and contains 4 different greetings.  It is a Hostess Stamp Set which means by Hosting your own Gathering or Workshop, you could purchase this set using your Hostess Rewards.  (I can help you earn FREE & DISCOUNTED PRODUCT by hosting your own Gathering or Workshop-ask me how!)

Don't forget about the Cut Above Quick Card Kits!  They are pre-cut and contain the supplies needed to create 10 5x7 cards, just add on B1468-Merriest Christmas stamp set and Z2116-Cranberry ink pad, this stamp and ink color work well on both sets.  

Z2065-Cut Above Holiday Card Kit  $15 

Z2064 Cut Above Christmas Card Kit $14

Again,  Please RSVP to me with your order & payment by November 15th.  I look forward to seeing you on November 29th!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

5 LUCKY Ways To Be A Winner in November!

It's Studio J's five-year anniversary, and that means it's your LUCKY month!  During the month of November, there are FIVE WAYS to WIN BIG through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media.

1.  All layouts purchased in Studio J during November are only $5.00!  (Regularly $6.95/layout.)

2.  Every 5th order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in it's shipping box!  (Retail value of $5 or more!)

3.  There will be FIVE Golden Tickets randomly given out in any Studio J order placed in November.  The Golden Ticket is your coupon to redeem for a FREE D-Ring Album with 10 top loading page protectors!  Perfect to showcase your Studio J layouts!

4.  Is simple!  Create new layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart's Facebook Page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After November 30th, FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will be selected from the entries based on their artistry & creativity.  Each of these winners will receive a NEW D-Ring album with 10 top-loading page protectors.

5.  The last way to WIN is to post a picture of your newly created Studio J layout on Instagram using hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After November 30th, FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will be selected from the entries to receive a D-Ring Album with 10 pa5ge protectors!

November is a great month to utilize Studio J!  Did you know that you can even use Studio J for photo developing???  The Express Collections have a photo development layout option where you can print your photos in just the right sizes you need for all of your layouts!

Also in November, 5 new kits from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book were added to Studio J. Create new Studio J layouts using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart.   The new kits are:  Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding and Scaredy Cat.

Not familiar with Studio J?  Why not give it a try!  It's FREE to use-you only pay for the layouts you wish to purchase.  You can begin by CLICKING HERE!  

As always, I am here for YOU!  If you need any assistance with Studio J or have any questions, please just ask!

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