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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I have been checking out Tim Holtz's blog recently to see how he's doing his 12 Tags of Christmas projects. They are really cool but REALLY involved! Some of the tags have over 40 steps! I don't know about you, but I really don't like when projects are so involved that it takes me forever to get it done.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
*Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.
*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from @2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But that's not all! We have grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products. Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.
*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. Imagine if your favorite local scrapbook store had a sale like this. I don't know abou tyou, but I'd be camped out over night to get in and be willing to wait in a rather long check out line. Hopefully things will go super smooth, but I just want to give you a warning. Have fun shopping!
*Here are a few of the items that will be available:
15+ Level One Kits (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and more). $5 (regularly $9.95)
10+ Level Two Paper Packs (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition). $6.50 (regularly $12.95). Stickease $4 (regularly $8.95)
35+ Stamp Sets from $2-$8 (Let Us Adore Him, Let's Play Ball, Precious Alphabet, Card Sentiments, and other greats)
Embellishments like brads ($3), ribbon rounds ($4), chipboard ($3).
*Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
A1084 Sweet Flowers
B1332 Good Times (new)
B1332 Good Times
B1306 Cottage Floral (new)
B1316 Coffee Stain
C1258 Love of my Life (1 stamp used)
C1285 Victorian Snowflake
C1222 Seasonal Thoughts
C1252 Abundance Borders
C1336 You're Adored
C1360 It's A Zoo
C1224 Fluttering Frames (new)
D1352 It's Your Day
D1350 Tender Tags
D1376 Holiday Warmth (new)
D1115 Princess (new)
D1231 Lovely Buckles
D1349 Be Yourself
D1148 Grill it Up
D1156 A Little Bee
D1261 Simple Beauty
D1223 Fair Blossoms
D1342 World's Best Dad
D1341 Butterfly WIngs
D1260 Endless Love
D1084 Love Tags
D1196 Floral Elements (new)
D1245 In My Heart
D1351 You've Got Flair
D1284 With Love
Technique Tuesday Stamps $3.00 each
Crazy for Paisley
Postcards From Paris
Borderline: Time and Space
Perky Upper alphabet Y516
Stampin' Up sets: All are trimmed and mounted, prices as marked:
Stars and Swirls: $3.00
Eclectic Backgrounds: $5.00
The Snowflake Spot: $5.00
Carved and Candlelit: $5.00
Whimsical Numbers: $5.00
Some like It Hot: $7.00
Love it: $7.00
Sparkling Summer: $7.00
All -Around Argyle: $10.00
Whimsical Alphabet Upper: $10.00
Whimsical Alphabet Lower: $10.00
French Script: $10.00
Do The Hula: $10.00
I will have a slide show up asap-for the CTMH sets the name of the set will be on the background on the envelope.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
**Second post today, be sure to scroll down!***
You know how I know it's been a good day or night? By the status of my fingers! If I'm totally inky, it was a good day! However, sometimes I need to look "presentable", so how to get the ink off your fingers in time for whatever it is you have planned? You certainly don't want to skip stamping! Heck no!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Close to my Heart rewards consultants who work hard with fabulous trips like this one. This particular cruise that I am working towards is sailing to the Eastern Caribbean in March of 2011, during the week of my 39th birthday! What a great birthday that would be!!! I have exactly ONE year to make it on this boat, and I need your help!
You know I love my business, and this company, and I really love to share it with everyone! What I need the most is REFERRALS! I understand you may not be in a positon to order what you really want to order right now, and it's okay. I am not expecting that! What I would really appreciate is referrals to people who are new to CTMH and would like to have parties! Parties are great for sharing with each other our ideas for using our stashes of scrapbook paper, and it's a chance for us girls to get together and play! So if you know someone who would like to have a party, or you would like to have one yourself, PLEASE let me know so I can schedule it right up and get working on sharing the LOVE of scrapping and work on getting on that cruise ship!
I can't wait to see what kinds of sea glass I can find in the Eastern Caribbean!!!
Thanks so much! Want to go with me? Sign up with CTMH right now and earn this amazing trip yourself!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It's that time of year again!! Time to stress yourself out about everything to do with the holidays. Well, here's ONE way to reduce that holiday stress: Come to my Holiday Card Workshop on October 17th and make your own cards!! Yes, it really is LESS stress, not more, because I do all the "work" and leave you the "play". I will cut all the paper needed for the workshop, label it for you, and when you come over, all you have to do is play with stamps, ink, and glue! Faster, Simpler, Easier is Close to My Heart's foundation, and I promise this workshop will be stress free! This kit can also be ordered outside of the workshop for the same price, and shipping is only $5 unless you're local and can pick it up!
**Pre-cut Jingle paper to make 25 cards
**Tulip and Juniper ink pads
**December Word Puzzle stamp set (cards were created with this stamp set and are cut to fit the stamp sizes)
Create 25 cards for $50, ink pads, sponge, and stamp set are YOURS to keep with this workshop!
There are TWO classes to choose from: 1-4 pm or 7 to 10 pm. Ten seats are available at each session, and classes are going to be held at my house in Tuckerton.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
in September we are 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 30 (CC1006C)
• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales
of $400 between September 1–30
• Sign up as a new Consultant between
You can also buy as many card kits as you’d
like for $39.95 per kit (CC1006B). And
there’s more fun! Place any order between
September 1–30 and you’ll be automatically
entered in our daily drawing for a FREE
card kit! Winners will be announced on
your Consultant’s MyCTMH website and
closetomyheart.com. Express your passion for
stamping with this pretty new card kit today!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Well, it's raining here today, so no pool! A few weeks ago, while helping my mom clean out a room in her house, I came across a book from my childhood called The Everything Book. This is a wonderful book! Lots of games, songs, riddles, and ideas for creative play.
This morning, it started to pour, ruining our plans for a big outing to the post office! So, instead we whipped up a batch of play dough. I have made play dough before, using recipes on the internet, with terrible results. Too sticky, too long to make, etc. This recipe is the one my mom used to make when I was little, and it is perfect!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
3 tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
food coloring to desired color
We made one batch, then divided it into two lumps. Maggie chose to color hers pink, and Nate of course chose blue (for Thomas!). They played together without fighting for over 30 minutes! A record! Put into plastic baggies when finished and keep in the fridge. Awesome!!