Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Winner, Winner!

Thank you to everyone that joined in on the Online Open House yesterday. It was so fun sharing most of the new stuff from Close to my Heart!
During the open house hourly drawings were taking place, and here are the winners...
Jan W., Mollie, Amanda, Wendy, Lacey, Sally, Jerri, Julie, Nat., Mrs. Sass, And the last prize goes to......... Lacey!
*If you are a winner... message me your address so I can send you your prize*
Congrats to all the winners!!
Thanks again for joining the fun!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Some could say I saved the best for last!

As we head into the 6:00 hour, some may think the best was saved for last. Even though I love everything in the New Idea Books... Doing something with it all is my favorite part!!
As some of you may know... I just moved from Northern Az. to Southern Or. 
During this time of change I have decided to add some new services for my customers. In doing so I hope to help those who love to craft, but need a little help! 

Join my Workshop on the Go Club!
  • Each month we will work on a New Kit
  • Each month there will be a new hostess that will get hostess rewards. Who doesn't like free stuff?
  • This will be a Facebook group, each month I will post step by step instructions to go along with the instructions that come in the Kit.
  • Each month we will post pictures of our finished art work and win prizes
  • Each month the cost will be $30 + shipping and tax for your area
Join my Card Kit Club!
  • Each month we will work on a New Kit
  • Each kit will have all you need to make 12 cards
  • Each month there will be a surprise hostess... that hostess will be shipped a gift from me!
  • This will be a Facebook group, each month I will post pictures of finished cards and instructions
  • Each month the cost will be $15 + shipping.
Join my Crafters Club!
  • Each month you will place a $20 order on my website under the club party
  • Each month there will be a new hostess that will get hostess rewards
  • This will be a Facebook group, each month you will have a place to post pictures of what you have made with your crafting supplies
  • Each month when placing your order... get what ever you need for the projects you are working on!
*All club hostesses will be on a Ladder system... hostesses will go in order of when they join the club. After you are the hostess, your name goes to the bottom of the list and works its way back up. If for some reason you are unable to participate for a month... your name goes to the bottom of the list to work your way back up, but you are still a part of the club and will be hostess at some point.
*To join any of the above clubs, just comment here or message me on Facebook, Email me at or call/text me at 602-686-2854.
**Anyone that joins one of my clubs before the end of today Sept. 1st will be entered into my drawing 5x.
*All clubs subject to cancellation if size does not meet club needs.
*You do not have to be a member of Facebook to join any or all of these clubs!! The Facebook groups will just be another way to connect!

Are you wondering how to get your hands on both of these inspiring Idea Books?
You can always look online at Or to get them in your hot little hands... you can do this one of two ways. #1 Place an order on my website and one will be added by CTMH to your order. #2 Join one of my clubs and one will be shipped to you by me!

For this last hour of my Online Open House... post a comment to be entered into my drawing about what you did today when you were not checking in on my blog? Do you have a job outside the home?  Do you have little kiddos at your feet all day? Or were you lucky, and crafting all day??

*Comment on any post anytime during the day to be entered into the drawing. Last prize of the day will be pulled from the names at the very end of the day. So you have all day!!

It's five o'clock... somewhere

Here in Oregon it's 5:00 and time to talk about our last paper pack... Urban.
Found in the A.I. on page 88.
I just love how manly and rugged this set looks! Topped off perfectly by these Complements and Assortments.
And a Workshop on the Go Kit so good... even the toughest of guys could make it!!

Save time and Memories.... with Studio J!
What is Studio J? It is Online Design Software... sound expensive! Nope... its affordable and flexible!! Digital Scrapbooking at it's best! You pay for nothing until you are ready to have your layouts shipped. Don't want to have them printed and shipped... no problem JPG's are available for just $2.95!!
Each month Studio J will feature a new Kit... each kit will only be available for two months. This helps keep things fresh and new for you! Be sure to check it out today and each month, so you don't miss your favorite kit! Get your Zoe now!
For this 5:00 hour... post a comment about that wonderful man in your life that you like to make manly cards for, or scrapbook the tough things he does.

Nothing sweeter than a baby's smile!

No matter if it's 4:00 in the after noon or that 4:00 a.m. feeding... there is nothing better than a baby's smile!
You may or may not know that Close to my Heart has partnered up with Operation Smile for years, helping babies and children all around the world fix mouth problems and give them a new smile! I am so excited to be a part of this amazing partnership!!
And YOU can be too!!
When you buy this Animal Greetings stamp set found on the back page of the A.I. book, $7 will be donated by CTMH to Operation Smile.
Now you too can show your excitement with these New T-Shirts, showing your support of this great organization! Both shirts come in gray and red and $10 goes to Operation Smile.
It only takes $240 to fix a beautiful smile like this!

While you are thinking of babies... think of sweet "Georgie" found on page 76 in the A.I. book.
This sweet Paper pack, Complements, and Assortment are perfect for that sweet baby boy or girl!

Rather you're catching up, getting ahead, or giving a gift... this Workshop on the Go Kit will be almost as perfect as the little bundle themselves!

But wait there is more... A Georgie Picture my Life Kit!
Find it on page 112 in the A.I. book.

For this 4:00 hour... post a comment telling how many kids you have and are you catching up, ahead or thinking about starting their scrapbooks/baby books?

Trendy and Girly!

When you see the words... Trendy and Girly... do you think of only those words or do you think outside the box?
This hour I am going to focus on the Instalife line found on page 126 of the A.I. book... which could be seen as very Trendy!
Perfect for a Mommy and Me project, Young Women's activity book, or a brag book.
Capture all of life's little moments!
With two adorable mini albums to pick from.

Two sets of Cards to add to your albums...

And two must have Roller Stamps!
Now when you hear the word "Girly" do you think about tea parties, dolls and dress up? Or do you think of Spring, flowers and candy??
This colorful Kaleidoscope paper pack can be all of those things and more!
Find this line on page 60 of the A.I. book.
This set is a real Gem! With brightly colored Complements and Assortments.

Celebrate with this party themed Workshop on the Go Card Kit.

For this 3:00 hour... post a comment about someone in your life that is either always Trendy or very Girly.

You color my State?

I think the saying goes... You color my world... but for this hour I want to talk about our new colors, color line and States.
Close to my Heart has come up with seven new colors; Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, Fern, Saffron, Poppy and Pomegranate.
Find them on page 157 in the A.I. book.
New colors is not all that has come along in this new Idea book from CTMH... How about New Watercolor Paints, Paintbrushes,.. to add to our colorful collection of Watercolor Pencils, and ShinHan Touch Twin Markers found on page 146 of the A.I. book! 
If you haven't tried Fundamentals Paper yet... now is the time... because it just got better! Now you can get these glossy patterned papers in CTMH's four color groups still... but now you can also get Sticker Packs and Assortments!
Find them all on page 108 of the A.I. book.

"Home is where the heart is!"
Collect all 50 states... send love from any state to another. Or if you are like me... make a "We have moved" card with the state you came from and the one you are in now. 
*Also available for all Canadian Provinces and Territories. Find out more on page 103 in the A.I. book and online.

For this 2:00 hour... post a comment letting us know what state you are posting from.

Lets warm up the 1:00 hour!

Now that we are done with the winter holidays... lets warm up the 1:00 hour with LOVE!
I just love the new La Vie En Rose line found on page 48 in the A.I. book! 
Just think of all the love you can spread with these lovely Complements and Assortment!

Show your love with this one of a kind Workshop on the Go Kit. You will fall in love when you see just how easy and beautiful scrapbooking can be!

Love + CTMH = Cricut Cartridges!!
Close to my Heart now has 5... that's right FIVE amazing Cricut Cartridges all with 700 images!
The newest to this amazing product line... Artistry.
Get back to basics with this cartridge! 
With a unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds and more.
And new to CTMH's Cricut Cartridge... Artistry can be a Digital Collection!

For this 1:00 hour... post a comment about what you love about Close to my Heart? If you are like me and have just too many things you love about CTMH... post more than once to get your name into the drawing more... each post will equal an entry!

Let the count down begin...

With less than four months away... now is the time to start thinking about those winter holidays!
White Pines found on page 14 of the H.E. book is here just in time to help you with all your holiday crafting needs...
Add the cute Complements or Assortment to put the finishing touches on... 
Or pick the Workshop on the Go Kit to help you make your layouts easily before or after the event.

And for quick and amazing cards your family and friends will be excited to recieve in the mail this year... the Workshop on the Go Card Kit!
 But wait... White Pines offers more... A super fun Picture my Life Kit. This kit has so much to offer!! Make pocket scrapbook layouts with them, or add these cards to your classic layouts. But it gets even better when you think outside the box... these cards can be used to make holiday gift cards, tags and banners. Or maybe an advent calendar?? 

What is Picture my Life or PML? 
Picture my Life is Close to my Hearts Pocket Scrapbooking Program.
New to the program cards is that they now come with one design on both sides, vertical and horizontal! 
Between the two new Idea Books (I.A. page 112 and H.E. page 21) there are eight new kits to pick from. So rather you working on a new baby's book, a year in progress, or the ABC's of why I love you.... there is a kit to fit your needs!!

For the 12:00 hour... lets talk about your holiday gift giving ideas. Who are you giving a handmade gift to this year? What is something you make every year during the holidays to share with loved ones?