Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mojo 318

It's contest week again at Mojo Monday. I struggled with this sketch the whole week, not sure if I was going to attempt it - I wasn't making a connection to the sketch, but last minute I was able to rally. I guess I just needed to get my hands on my supplies to get something to come together. Also, I've always followed the Monday Mojo sketches pretty close to the T...using the same shapes as the sketch, etc. I'm trying to go outside of the box a little and remember that the sketch is just a guide. I've seen some end results on the Mojo blog that barely resemble the sketch at all, but turn out beautifully. I try not to look at other entries before creating mine so I am not influenced. I'm happy that I just sat down and started pulling things out because I was pretty happy with the end result. All supplies are Close To My Heart. See the supply list at the end of this post.
inside of card
Supply List:
D1557 - Candyland
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper (includes Juniper, Ruby, White and Slate cardstock)
Z2173 Slate stamp pad
Z2170 Ruby stamp pad
Z2503 Slate pigment ink (from the Basics mini pigment pad set)
Z2403 Juniper alcohol marker set
Z2429 Ruby alcohol marker set
Z1790 Artiste Cricut cartridge 
Z1151 Foam Tape

Misc: Martha Stewart punch (border, evergreen leaves)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mojo 314

Starting on Monday, October 14th, orders can be placed from the Close To My Heart Holidays from the Heart mini catalog. I was excited to use products from there to create a holiday card for the Monday Mojo contest. You can shop 24/7 on my website for all products used on this card, plus so much more. Be sure to check out the while supplies last section - there are some amazing deals!
Below is the card sketch for Mojo Monday 314:
Be sure to check out the blog to see all the other fabulous enteries!
All products Close To My Heart:
- Sparkles and Shine Paper Packet
- Sparkles and Shine Dimensional Elements
- Sparkles and Shine Assortments
- Sparkle Clear Flourishes - Small
- Ruby Chevron Ribbon
- Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Monday, September 2, 2013

You Are My Happy

Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more (before tax and S/H), you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love using the playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.

Have 3 times the fun with Close To My Heart's new stamp set trio:

 You can order this exclusive stamp set on my website:

*Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. One stamp set trio for every
$50 spent. Tax and shipping/handling apply. The stamp set
trio arrives on 3 D-size carrier sheets in 2 stamp envelopes:
one carrier sheet in one envelope (like a D-size stamp) and
two carrier sheets in one envelope (like an E-size stamp)

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Today is a great day...for many reasons! First of all, today is the release day for the newest Close To My Heart 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book! Contact me for a complimentary copy  of the latest and greatest CTMH catalog (shipping charge may apply). You can also view the catalog online here and place an online order at There are so many new and trendy products to choose from! I have a few favorites that I will be highlighting throughout the month, so be sure to return. 

Today I will highlight the newest addition to the CTMH Cricut cartridge family...Artbooking:
Take your scrapbooking to new heights with the Cricut® Artbooking collection! Accents, borders, titles, overlays, and photo mats accompany each of 15 layout themes and 10 mini book themes so that you have all the pieces you need to create beautiful artwork. With just one dial size and one key you can create a complete themed layout or mini book. Or, select images from both coordinating keys for even more options. Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more. When you purchase the Cricut® Artbooking collection, you’ll also get three exclusive coordinating stamp sets and three 12"x9" sheets of Dimensional Elements that perfectly coordinate with Cricut® Artbooking shapes. When you’re finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz! Get the entire collection—with a retail value of nearly $125—for just $99!
If interested, I can send you the pdf file of all 700 images...just let me know!

In the month of August, CTMH is Sweetening the Deal!
August is an especially sweet time to shop—when you place an order of $50 or more this month, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair (S1308A), FREE! This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolatey layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set.

*No additional tax will be applied for the free stamp set. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the stamp set ($17.95). Offer valid August 1-31, 2013.

Dates: Offer valid August 1–31, 2013.

*No additional tax will be applied for the free stamp set. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the stamp set ($17.95). Offer valid August 1-31, 2013.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mojo 302

I am just loving the Mojo sketch this week! I have recently received some new Close To My Heart products from the upcoming 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book and it definitely inspired me for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I definitely got my "mojo on" when I looked at the sketch and started to assemble the card. I used the new Laughing Lola paper pack, with coordinating cardstock and used one of the new Hostess Rewards* stamp sets, called The Party is On. I love the trendy chalkboard look to it. It paired really well with the black accents I used on the card. I stamped the Celebrate Today image in Twilight Pigment Ink and then outlined it in a white gel pen to make it really pop (my photography doesn't do it justice, trust looks much better in person). I used black glitter paper to mat the saying and then used the coordinating shimmer trim as ribbon towards the bottom. I used the glitter paper on the Cricut, along with the Artiste cartridge to make the bow and topped it off with a purple gem. I would have loved if the purple & gold cheetah-print bauble from the Laughing Lola accessories would have fit in the middle, but unfortunately it was a little too large for this bow.
The inside needed some bling too...I used a zip strip from the Laughing Lola pack and some more black shimmer trim on the side.
 Here is the sketch:
*Close To My Heart Hostess Rewards sets are available exclusively to hostesses who hold an in-home, catalog, or online gathering. Contact me today for details about how to receive your exclusive set(s).

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mojo 300 - It's a SWEET LIFE

I had to play along with this week's Mojo Monday - It's their 300th sketch! I wanted to highlight Close to my Heart's Stamp of the Month, Sweet Life. I paired the peach image/saying (no pun intended) along with the Buzz and Bumble paper pack (now retired), but I stamped half the saying on the square "You're a..." and then finished the saying "peach" on the little banner peaking out from one of the peaches. This stamp set is so versatile and has so many uses, especially this time of year. Be sure to get it at during the month of July, because after then, it's no longer available. Spend $50 before tax and S/H, and it can be yours for only $5.00!

 Inside of card:
Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month, Sweet Life

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Special - Work the Workshop

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.

This kit can be ordered on my website at Don't delay - it's only while supplies last!
*Offer valid July 1–31, 2013 while supplies last. No qualifying purchase needed. No limit per order. No refunds or adjustments on product already purchased.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do you like deals? Visit to see some of the wonderful (retired) Close To My Heart products that are available at seriously low prices. You will find it in the while supplies last section. Be sure to get them before they sell out, which is bound to happen fast at those prices!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

An abundance of June specials

 Special #1 - Let's Get Patriotic:

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets. As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military support and services organization in the country. You can also purchase Strong and Free where $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® will go to the Canadian Hero Fund, charitable organizations that support military families. Show your support today—stamp style!

order D1575 Strong and Free here
 * Let's Get Patriotic offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013. No qualifying purchase required. No limit per order.
Special #2 - Make It a Banner Day: 
It’s going to be a "banner" day! When you place a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set, you'll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free ($5.95 retail)! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a "banner" day in June! Shop my website to get your free banner today.
*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a qualifying stamp set (retail sets size A - E) and reach $25 receive a free mini banner. 

Special #3 - Relief for Oklahoma:

Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today! Order this stamp set here.

*Offer valid May 23–June 30, 2013. No limit per order.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dream Pop

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get a special paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail). This paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get the paper packet anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing!
Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more. New Consultants who sign up during the month of May will receive the Dream Pop paper packet in their New Consultant Kit.
Don't these papers look just yummy?!
*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Purchases must be current, retail-priced product.
Contact me for further details or order online at

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mojo Monday 287

Card Front - April Stamp of the Month - My Sunshine


All products Close To My Heart. Some things look unfamiliar? This is a sneak peek at an upcoming promotion. Details coming soon. Be sure to check back towards the end of the month : )

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Close To My Heart Campaign

April is the month to sign up as a new Consultant because when you join the Close To My Heart family, you’ll receive the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! Now that’s a reason to celebrate! 

Joining my team is a breeze! The New Consultant Kit has what you need to start your business right, including a huge supply of Close To My Heart products, all for only $49. You may add more to your kit by purchasing the expanded Master kit, which includes everything in the $49 plus more tools, products, Studio J® layouts and the like for only $99. Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join my team and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. 

Also, signing up with a consultant/team who is local gives you more support to get your business started and keep you actively involved.

Essentials Kit - $49

Master Kit - $99

* No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Last Chance to Jump for Joy!

Now that March is almost to a close, it's your last chance for hostesses to “jump” to the next level of Hostess Rewards when a Gathering reaches $250 or more! That's more discounts and more free products for hostesses - now that’s a reason to jump for joy! You still have a few days to take advantage of this great offer. Can't do it alone? Simply ask your friends or family if they are interested in getting some fabulous Close To My Heart products and you are on your way to additional free CTMH products! 

Shop 24/7 at

 *Shipping/handling and tax may apply. Only Gatherings with a total of $250 or more will qualify for the jump in Hostess Rewards or Hostess Rewards Plus! Qualifying hostesses will receive Hostess Rewards from one level only—the level that is one higher than their sales total.

Here are the hostess reward levels for the Jump for Joy campaign:

$60 in free product
AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$80 in free product
AND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$100 in free product
AND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$120 in free product
AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$140 in free product
AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$160 in free product
AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$180 in free product
AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$200 in free product
AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
Offer valid March 1–31, 2013.