Saturday, July 23, 2011

Retiring Items available until 7/31/2011

It's always difficult to say goodbye to old friends, which in this case is retiring products from Close to my Heart...but I want to give you one last opportunity to order them before they are permanently gone. They will be available until Sunday, July 31, 2011. You may go directly to my website and shop online, or you may contact me through email at I can also be reached at 815.254.3273.

*Bonus - if you're shopping online, don't forget to take a look at the "while supplies last" section. There are some incredible deals available there!

Also, if this document below is difficult to see because the print is small, you can download it and print it out to view it better.

Please note that none of the colors of cardstock are retiring, they are just being packaged differently and the price will be changing. If there is a color or colors that you use often, I would recommend you get them now, because they may no longer be available in a package of 24 as of August 1st.

CTMH Items Retiring 8/1/11

Friday, July 15, 2011

July Card Workshop

Join me on one of the following dates to make the cards you see above:

Sunday, July 17th at 1:30 p.m
Monday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m.

We will be making the same cards for each date. The focus will be creating flowers to add to your cards. Flowers are the latest rage and there are so many ways out there to create a variety of beautiful flowers using paper, ribbon, buttons and adding pearls/rhinestones.

The cost is $5.00 (which is waived if you place a $25 order before tax, and s/h). Envelopes can be purchased as well for an extra $1 for all cards (most of these cards are very dimensional and won't fit in an envelope. If you place an order at the workshop or put in an outside order, your name will be put in a drawing to pick from the prize box, which has just been added to! I will also have a drawing for all attendees to win a little goodie bag.

Please bring your own adhesive of choice.

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS Saturday, July 16th (a.m.)
Contact me via email by noon!

*Clematis card designed by Connie McFarland

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mojo Monday 198

It has been yet another busy week creating swaps for my downline to take to convention for me. I finally had some time this afternoon to sit down so I could get a card created for this weeks Mojo Monday. It's a contest week! Because I was short on time, I grabbed my CTMH Lucky Level 2 embellishment pack and started the design process from there. I loved the parenthesis bracket to take the place of the vertical strip on the design. I also was excited to see the chipboard stars in the pack as well. There were many other chipboard elements I could have used for the main frame of the design, but I didn't want it to be that fast, simple, and easy...I had to at least stamp something on there! I chose the CTMH stamp set Enjoy Life that goes with this paper packet, titled Lucky. I also added a CTMH's Kraft Color-ready Border to separate the two papers I used on the card, I loved how it matched the shape of the parenthesis. I edged each piece with Outdoor Denim ink to make it stand out. Hopefully next week I can "Sit Back & Enjoy The Ride!"

*All products Close to my Heart.