Sunday, January 20, 2013

Having fun cropping the weekend away!

I had a blast at a weekend retreat at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, TN this past weekend.  Thank you Marylee Foster and Charlene Eubanks for setting it up and making it a fun filled weekend. I was able to just about complete one whole album and teach all my make-n-take classes.   Marylee also lead a make-n-take so I was able to make 3 cards with her too!  A very successful and fun crop if you ask me.
As part of the weekend, I taught a make-n-take using our January special -  Whoo’s your Valentine kit.  Everyone was able to make one Valentines candy giftie.  Everyone’s was so unique and cute.  Here is just a small sampling of what we ended up with.
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Here is a cute cared I was able to make using the kit as well:2013-01-17 23.53.26gzS9k9ocprd_riNzmMt6xzO1SYpXpChJrtdJrzhZKIs 
I used the Whoo’s your Valentine’s kit and Close to My Heart’s Artiste Cricut cartridge to make this fun Love pop up card.  What have you made with your kit? 
Remember, this kit is only available until the end of January, or until they sell out.  Receive it for only $10 when you spend $35.  Check out my website at to order your kit today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

All Day Crop Coming Soon

I just got off the phone with the Best Western Hotel in Spring Hill and was able to confirm our first All Day Crop of 2013.  Woo-hoo!!!  Plan now to join me on February 16th from 9am to 9pm to crop the day away.  The cost is only $25 and includes lunch and dinner. The new Spring Catalog releases on February 1st and all attendees will receive one FREE.  I'm loving the book and not just because my youngest daughter is in it twice :)  I will have lots of new product to show off too!   RSVP now to or choose the Paypal link to the side. All reservations must be received by February 6th.   Hope you can join us for a lot of fun, food and friends!!!  See you there!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Emboss Resist Stamping

With all the new products that we are constantly coming out with, it is easy to forget about some of older products. One specifically that I wanted to show you today is the Embossing powders.  I absolutely love embossing powder and try to use it as much as I can. In fact, this is the first year I did not use my embossing powder for my Christmas cards but was so pleased to receive cards from many of you who have!  By the way, thank you for sending your cards - I love receiving them!!!

Well, apparently Close To My Heart, even with all their new products about to be released in February, thought that the embossing powders needed a little recognition again because they created this quick video to show you an oldy but a goody technique - Emboss Resist Stamping.  Take a look at the video here and watch how they create some beautiful cards, quick and easy. Isn't that beautiful!!! Now, go get out your clear embossing powder, Versamark Ink pad and heating tool and create something beautiful! I would love to see it here too so feel free to upload and show off your awesome artwork! If you don't have any of these items but love the technique and want to order your own supplies, shop on my website now! Don't forget while your there to pick up your Whoo's your Valentine kit for only $10 and your Happy Valentine's Stamp of the Month stamp for only $5 with your $50 purchase.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Whoo's your Valentine?

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms, neighborhood parties and other group settings. This sweet kit, which retails for $40, is only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. Don't forget about the Retired list too! You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit.

 This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Watch this great video to see what's included in the kit and how to put the cute projects together.