Monday, May 4, 2015

Taste of Summer...

Can't you just taste summer? As the days get longer and the air begins to warm. Join Close to my Heart and crafters around the world as we celebrate the coming of summer with this cute paper pack...
These great colorful pages with summer time fruit are perfect to scrapbook those summer time family picnics, fun BBQ's or just sitting by the pool with a glass of tea or lemonade!

These pages also work wonderfully for a special card to send that someone special!

**But wait it gets even better... Close to my Heart has come up with this cute stamp set to go perfectly with the Taste of Summer paper!!

You can see all of these fun papers and stamp sets on my website:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No fooling here.... April is here with great Deals!!

Today may be April Fools Day... but there is no fooling when I say... April is full of great Deals!! First:
Deal of the Day
April Constant Campaign
Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Online Business Address and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!
Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).

The New Expressions 2 is available as of today to order from!!
With New Products.... comes New Joining Kits... still only $99 for $300+ worth of amazing product!

 Two great kits to choose from! Pick the Scrapbooking kit or Card Makers kit...

And last but not at all least:
April's Stamp of the Month!

What can I say.... Close to my Heart is full of wonderful product, ideas and Deals!
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Why Join My Team??

I'm so very excited about March's Sign Up Special!! Not only do you get to join the best company out there (in my option), but by joining my team... you will get to be a Lucky Scraper!! 
What does all this mean for you?? Close to my Heart is a wonderful place to be you, creative, friendly, fun... You! By joining Close to my Heart you will be able to share your love of crafting.... no matter what form you prefer! Scrapbookers, Cardmakers, Jewelry makers, Party planners, and all around lovers of crafts make wonderful Consultant!! 
5+ years ago when I joined this amazing company I did it because I felt like I couldn't lose! The amount of product you get in the kit out weighs the fear of failer. I signed up, and instantly gained access to training. I did about 50% of the online training Close to my Heart offers before my kit showed up. Planned my first Home Gathering and hit the ground running. Since then I have been blessed with some amazing consultant friends, customers, and team members. I have attended 3 conventions, (taught at one) and earned enough to supply my crafting hobby.

When you join my team you will have the freedom to choose your path (Pick from a Scrapbooking Kit or Cardmaking Kit)... with me to answer any questions you may have. The Lucky Scrapers team has a FaceBook page that we use to share ideas, art work, accomplishments, events... help each other with questions and problems. And more than anything.... grow friendships!
Click Here to sign up today!

Thinking about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to do it! During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26 USD / $29 CAD) in their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 USD / $109 CAD and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290 USD / $320 CAD! Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95 USD / $164.95 CAD) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join today!
Dates: Offer valid March 1, 2015–March 31, 2015.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What makes our albums a must have??

Watch this video to see why Close to my Hearts new albums are a must have!!

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

How do you scrapbook?

What is your favorite way to scrapbook? 
By event? Each child gets their own?? Or do you have one big family album?
Everyone I know seems to scrapbook life in their own way. I have two sisters that scrapbook in chronological order. They also have a book for each of their children's first year and then a family album from there. I have a friend that has an album for each year of her families lives and one for each first year for each child. 

I do not scrapbook in chronological order! I do not just do the first year of each child's life! I scrapbook it all... and for everyone! My kids love to look through their scrapbooks! I do not see this changing over the years. So I want them to be able to take all their childhood memories with them when they start their families. I really want them to be able to show their children what growing up was like for them. But at the same time... I need and want those memories! So I make a album for me and my husband as well. It's a lot of work... but when the kids are all grown and out of the house... I'm sure it will be worth it!!

That is why I'm so very excited about Feb.'s Special!! With all these albums I'm making... a break on the price is a welcomed help!!
Click Here to see Close to my Hearts albums.

I would love to hear from you and how you scrapbook! I will randomly pick a winner from those that comment here and on Facebook. The winner will be mailed a special little gift from me.

Happy Scrapbooking!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where do you get your inspiration??

Inspiration comes to me in a lot of ways. Sometimes a stamp or paper shouts out that they need to go with a event or picture I have. Sometimes I look through a magazine and see something I just have to try! And sometimes when I am needing something new and fresh... I look at Pinterest. 

2 weeks ago Close to my Heart started a new weekly challenge. Each week they post a new challenge on Monday and you have until Friday to complete and post your art work. I found this layout on Pinterest and made it work for what I was wanting to do.
And won that weeks challenge.

A layout about my 2015 goal... and it worked to add to the goal. 6 layouts down... 359 left to make.

Monday, January 26, 2015

So many albums... so little time!

How many albums do you work on at once?? I have ADD.... I know this because of the way I scrapbook, along with other things ;)  Are you a chronological scrapbooker that works on one at a time, in order. Or are you like me and have many books going at the same time? Or... are you somewhere in between??
I scrapbook as I feel inspired. So chronological order does not work for me. I do feel that I might be better organized if I worked that way! But all the same... I don't!
I currently have an on going album for each of my four kids. As one album fills up... I start a new one. These albums will be given to them when they get married and start a family of their own. Because of that I also make a on going family album that will stay with my husband and I. 

I also have four family heritage albums I'm working on. I am making one for each line of my husbands and my family. These albums are an amazing journey! I am learning so much and just love looking back at the way things were in simpler times. These albums are very important to me, because without information and stories about who and what is in the pictures... they would just be old pictures! This way we will be able to look back at Great, Great Granddad and know that my son has his eyes.

Then there are the two albums I am working on that are my husband and my pictures from growing up. It's important to me to get these made with all the information while our parents are able to give it! I feel the books will go together wonderfully as a time line of where we came from, who we are and what a wonderful life we made together.

Don't forget about the amazing trip I just took my family on to DisneyLand!! I have to make an album all to its self with this trip! We spent three days at Disney and two at the beach. Oh and we road tripped it there and back. So many wonderful memories were made! We had two cameras, two cell phones and I gave the kids each a disposable camera to use.... SO... I have a ton of pictures from all different angles to pick from.

And last, but not least... I have my Close to my Heart album. I have had so very many wonderful experiences over the past five years. The friendships I have made, the trips I have taken, and the personal growth... all because of CTMH!!

So if you were counting.... that's 13 albums I am working on currently.
I would love to hear about how many albums you have currently being worked on! Comment on this post and a random winner will be picked and sent a special gift from me. Be sure to comment on or before 1/31/15... winner will be picked Feb. 1st.