Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Close to My Heart News and a Happy Anniversary

Good day all,

Today I come with some good news and some not so good news. First the good news, I just celebrated my 4 year anniversary with my mortgage lending company.I have worn many hats there and am grateful to work with amazing people. These past few years have brought me many things including a friendship so dear to me. Aimee has been a life preserver for myself and the kids this past year. I know we will be causing much shenanigans into our old age. I look forward to using my time and talents for my company as well for many years to come.

Now onto the not so good news.... Where are my digital scrapbookers? Well it seems that there has been a shift away from this medium in recent years. As a result, Close to My Heart has determined that the time has come to discontinue our Studio J service. Studio J will be available through April 30, or until current supplies of photo paper are exhausted. As the deadline approaches, please note that Studio J may get extremely busy so place your orders early on my website HERE to prevent any delays.

As always I thank you for your support, good thoughts and prayers (if you are so inclined) during the coming months. Our family will be going through quite a transition and I need to be there to support my kids so they can adjust. I send all my scrapping love to each and every one of you. Until next time...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Out with the old, in with the New....

Seasonal Expressions that is!!!!!

I just love new ideas and of course new things to use. You can browse it online but also print or save it as a PDF HERE. If you prefer me to email you a copy, I can do so if you request it HERE.

Seasonal Expressions 1 products are available now until April 2016. Get them while they are hot as you do not want to miss out. My book is quite well worn. I hope you will find an item that you just need to try. You can see this and so much more on my personal website. Any questions, please let me know. Off I go to spend the day with the kids. Until next time...

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to Those Who Celebrate.....

and Happy Holidays as we head towards a new year. As I begin to pack up my craft room for the anticipated move, I reflect on all the wonderful blogging and Facebook crafty peeps that have become a part of my world. I am grateful for each and every one of you. I will be on hiatus awhile as I have to focus on a new year, new me and a new life. 2016 will be one of renewal and growth in all ways. So Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and much love always.

Until next time....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

I feel like Santa in one of my favorite holiday Movies.....

You guessed it! Miracle on 34th Street (the original of course). I do not normally share things that are not CTMH related BUT I am here to share a product that has saved my sanity. It is the Scrap 'n Easel from ContainYa Crafts. I had recently cut and stamped all my pieces for the Zoe Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go and did not have time to complete the layouts that day. Well, I ended up with this:

Well, it stayed like this for a week until I decided to take out the Scrap 'n Easel and took 5-10 minutes at a time to place the pieces with the magnets it comes with. In no time, I ended up with this:

Today it took me maybe 10 minutes to adhere it all down. The nice part is that I can use it as a design board too! This product has my full endorsement (and no I do not get anything for endorsing it). Here is a demonstration video from Youtube:

So please stop by their wonderful website. The store is closed until November 16th due to a death in the family. I am sending my condolences in this post as well. Until next time.....

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Sunday all....

Greetings and Salutations,

I am recovering from a little procedure from Thursday and making the most of my time. I can say I have been quite a but creative these past day. Here is the first thing I can share :) This is a great craft fair item or little gift made with our Base and Bling Circle Pendants, Covers and Style Sheets, as well as, key rings from Home Depot. You use Liquid Glass to adhere the glass cover. Took 2 minutes literally! You  can also make jewelry. You can view the complete line here: Base & Bling Collection. You can email me for more details.

I do not tend to update my blog lately as I have a page over on Facebook where I post more frequently. Come and join us HERE for the latest updates. Well off to work on my Workshops on the Go Zoe Scrapbooking Kit. Until next time....

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hello..... It's National Stamping Month......

September is National Stamping Month, and this year

Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life!

Hello Life!

Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix®Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD—a savings of $6.90 USD!

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blogInstagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.
Watch the campaign video and contact me for more details.


ADD TO CARTNational Stamping Month—Hello, Life! Combo
During September, you can purchase all three exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets for only $34.95 USD.
*Offer valid September 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It was a Kiwi Lane Day....

Greetings all...

I had to share a layout that I made during a Kiwi Lane class held by my fellow CTMH sister Anita. I have had these templates for (ahem) a year and finally have the courage to use them LOL! These are pics from our camping trip at Jellystone Park in Luray, VA. I have a TON more pics to scrapbook and am making sure I am documenting and labeling all pics. Here is the layout:

I will of course journal but I wanted to upload this before I forgot. Well, off I go. Until next time......