You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy ad

You Are My Happy

Look at all these amazing stamp sets!  They are whimsical and fun and will stand the test of time in paper crafting.  I am still amazed at the value of this special!!  These three sets retail at $47.90, and they can be yours for just $10!
 This promotion only lasts until Sepember 30th though…
Click here to order yours today!
(When you have a $50 order in your cart, you will be prompted to add this set.)

“Dream Pop” Special for May

Each year, CTMH comes up with a FABULOUS deal for National Scrapbooking Month and they’ve really outdone themselves with this year’s  fabulous collection of new colorful B&T Duos® papers and glossy-patterned cardstocks… Dream Pop This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers. The delicious flavors of Dream Pop are Banana, Mint, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, & Grey.  It’s a huge paper pack, full of vibrant new colors, but no worries your Slate, Juniper, Whisper, Cotton Candy, Sunset exclusive inks will work. And…just in case you can’t tell in these photos – check out the glossy pattern on this Slate Cardstock…ALL THE CARDSTOCK has this glossy resist pattern – each color is a different pattern!

Dream Pop shine

I have created 9 layouts and 12 cards with just one pack of paper and have paper left over to create more – this is an amazing paper pack 🙂 photo-88photo-96 photo-90 photo-91 photo-92 photo-93 photo-94 photo-95photo-98photo-97


Here is a list of the products I used on these layouts;

  • Dream Pop Papers & Cardstock
  • Z2173 Slate, Z2193 Cotton Candy, Z2162 Honey, Z2165 Juniper, Z2191 Sunset Inks
  • Z1710 Paradise Paper Flowers
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1701 Neutral Bakers Twine
  • Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Z1815 Mini-Clothespins
  • Z1812 Sparkles Flourishes
  • Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
  • D1545 Wheel of Life Stamp set
  • S1304 April Stamp of the Month – My Sunshine
  • Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • S1305 May Stamp of the Month-Pinwheel
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

There are a few different ways to get the Dream Pop paper pack – the choice is yours…

  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10 when you place a $35 order in May (valued at $19.95).  Also, when you buy Dream Pop, you are only $5 away from qualifying for the May Stamp of the Month (Pinwheels) for $5 more!
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a Hostess when your May Gathering totals $400 or more (excludes shipping & tax).  Yes…you can do this as an Online Gathering :-)
  • Get the Dream Pop paper pack FREE as a New Consultant.  When you enroll in May, you’ll get the Dream Pop paper pack as part of your kit.

visit my website during the month of May to order your own Dream Pop Paper pack!

Whooo’s Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Here’s a cool video on how to assemble the Treat Tubes for Valentine’s Day.  What a fantastic idea for your child’s classroom valentines!  So quick and easy, yet awesome!



Bonus: the treat tubes and the glitter paper will be available in the new Spring/Summer Idea book, available February 1st, but this is an amazing bargain to get them NOW at only $10!

For more information, see my previous post and/or go to my website.

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Spend $35 and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available on my website through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product.

Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)



In addition to the fun Valentines boxes shown above, take a look at what fellow consultant Jody Gustafson has created with her kit:

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Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid November 15, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer.

Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Back to School Layouts!

So the kids have gone back to school, and I’ve seen lots of facebook posts of “first day of school” pictures…. kids getting on the school bus…. kids with new backpacks and school clothes….

September’s scrapbooking workshop is the perfect place to record those “first day” memories!  We’ll be making the 4 two page layouts shown above using CTMH’s new “Scholastic” paper pack, with enough left over to make a couple cute teacher cards during the year. Please come join me and pick up your free copy of the new Fall/Winter Idea Book if you haven’t already done so.

Cutting diagrams and full color assembly diagrams for all 8 pages will be provided as well as several fun accessories for use on your pages: Baker’s twine, metal studs, Scholastic stickease, cork alphabets and canvas embellishments.  Cost for the workshop is $25. The Scholastic paperpack and Stickease can be part of the September order for  Scrapbook Club Members. If you’re not already a member, ask me how to join and earn free Hostess Rewards!

Workshop size is limited to the first 8 participants so sign up early to reserve your spot!

When: Sunday, Sept 16th
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25, includes the Scholastic paper pack and Complements
What to Bring: Paper cutter and adhesive
RSVP: 703-790-3497   or by  September 12th

Please reserve your spot by Sept 12th
{so I can order the Scholastic paper pack and Stickease}

If you are unable to attend on September 16th, you may order your complete “kit” to complete the pages above and pick it up in person or have it mailed to you.

Cricut Artiste Trifecta!


Cricut projects

cricut artiste
I have to share my excitement for this new Close to My Heart exclusive cartridge, the new Cricut Artiste collection…. I just used it to make the cutest set of candy favors for my Idea Book Reveal Party:

Artiste takes your artwork to a whole new dimension with 3-D items including boxes, flowers, interactive cards, pop-up cards, and even 20 cupcake liners! The cartridge is theme inspired, so you’ll find all the items for a Halloween party: invitations, favors, table decorations for example, or weddings and valentines, and much, much more!  Here are some of the 700images you’ll be able to cut with your Cricut Artiste cartridge:
artiste24artiste25artiste28artiste30When you purchase the Cricut Artiste collection, you’ll receive the cartridge plus three new coordinating D-size stamp sets, a step-by-step assembly book for cutting and assembling the 3-D images and three 12”x9” sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements shapes. Plus you’ll find many more coordinating stamp sets in the Close to My Heart catalog designed to match the Artiste or Art Philosophy Cartridges. And now……The Trifecta of Exclusive Offers!!!!!!
Order this new collection on my CTMH website from now until Sept 30th, and get a FREE workshop on the Go Scrapbooking or Cardmaking kit, retail value $29.95! …and you are eligible for the Double Stamp Set “It’s Your Day” and the August or September Stamp of the Month for only $5 each. That’s over $175 of goodies for only $109!!  Details below.

Get a FREE Workshop on Go when you order Artiste!
I’m so excited to introduce the Cricut Artiste Collection, I’m having a PARTY and you’re getting the gifts!
Here’s how to get your free Workshop on the Go. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Visit my shopping website and click to join the August Online Orders or Sept Online Orders.
2. Add the Cricut Artiste collection (Z1790) to your shopping cart, plus any other items you would like to purchase, including the Double Stamp Set “It’s Your Day” and/or the Stamp of the Month if you like.

3. Complete your order online and I’ll contact you by email for your choice of the following Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Kits (value $29.95, plus I’ll pay the tax and s&h – that’s over $35 in savings for you!). 

Visit my online catalog for best photos of kits and artwork. Or click on the names below to view each kit. 
Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit
Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
Dakota Scrapbooking Kit
La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit
Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit
Flirty Scrapbooking Kit
Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit
Pear and Partridge Scrapbooking Kit
Pear and Partridge Cardmaking Kit

Make sure you join the party to receive your free Workshop On the Go Kit! Visit my shopping website, click on the Online Orders JOIN icon, then have fun shopping!

 This is not a Close to My Heart corporate special. Includes all Scrapbook or Cardmaking Workshops valued at $29.95 only. Higher priced WOTG kits not included. Offer good until September 30, 2012.

The Best Day Ever…. with “It’s Your Day”

This layout uses most every image from the cute and trendy double stamp set, “It’s Your Day” from the upcoming National Scrapbooking Month special.

Can you spot an image that is not used in the layout? If so, email me for a chance to win this stamp set for free! Otherwise, you can purchase this seriously fun double stamp set for $5 with a qualifying purchase.

Here’s the details (copied and pasted right from the CTMH flyer):

“To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are
offering a new double stamp set!

You can get the exclusive
My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when
you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products
from August 15 through September 30.

You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—with trendy images
that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands,
and musings—the little things that make up who you are
and are worth remembering and sharing!”

How to contact me:


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