Monday, July 29, 2013

August Stamp of the Month FREE! ~ {CTMH} Close To My Heart

Oh yeah! Love me some chocolate!  Let's get you one of these cute stamp sets! FREE with your $50 order!

August is an especially sweet time to shop — when you place an order of $50 or more during August, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair, FREE! This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolatey layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My {CTMH} Close To My Heart blog avitar!

Here she is! My blog avitar! I love her and YOU can get one too!
Tell Angela BREN sent you...she just might be running a special!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are you registered for the FREE Pajama Party with Stacy Julian? Tell your friends! Introducing Artbooking!

Are you registered? It's FREE! Wednesday July 31st at 6pm PT

Just a few days until @bigpictureclasses Pajama Party with Stacy Julian and Kristine Widtfeldt!
Join us by registering for free at

Pre-orders taken for the Artbooking Cricut Collection
FREE tax and shipping before August 1st!

NEW Base & Bling Kit from Close To My Heart!

Another sneak peek for fall!   Pre-order your NEW kit today! Easy as pie! Actually even easier than pie!

email me today!

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge had a boy this morning! She needs a scrapbook! Artbooking pre-view!

Have you heard? It's a boy!
Read about it here!

And who would love this cute album for a great gift?  you can create one with our NEW Cricut Artbooking cartridge and with our NEW babycakes papers!  Coming this fall!

Have you heard about our new Artbooking cartridge? 
It's your new scrapbooking best friend!
Work faster, simpler and easier!
I'm taking preorders!

The new Cricut Artbooking Collection has tons of images, yes over 700! 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more dimension!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes) 

Creative Feature Keys: Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).
Want FREE tax and shipping? Email me before August 1st to pre-order yours today!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Party Up 50's style ~ Record Bowls

I made these fun record bowls using my oven at 250 degrees and I put the record on a bowl on a cookie sheet...when they were limp, I wore oven mitts and shaped them! Easy peasy!
We used them to hold snacks like chips!
And I just happened to remember I had those cute pink cars in my party stash.  I bought 11 in a flat bag for $1 not realizing how darling they were! Just fill them with taffy!
Cheap, cute, creative and upcycling! I like it! 

Sherry, Heidi and Deb!
Good Times!
My song...we had doo-wop singers in the background...
plus there are a few inside jokes here...

“Sher Bear” Happy 60th Sherry! Love, bren

She’s an angel, she’s a doll

Our spunky Sher Bear

And she love’s us, love’s us all!

Our humble Sher Bear

She’s the one that you can count on

She’s our Sherry, Sherry baby...oh...

She’s a yuperdoody gem

Our happy Sher Bear

She’s a loyal, true blue friend

Our funny Sher Bear

She’s the one that always lifts you

She’s our Sherry, sherry baby...oh...

She’s got every kitchen gadget if she could remember what’s its for

Banana tress and butter bells and yet she still buys more

She oozes hospitality when she greets you at the door

She’s our Sherry, Sherry baby...oh yeah...

Betty bought a batch of bitter butter

She’s the worlds best sister and awesome mother

and Bobby can attest he loves no other than Sherry, Sherry baby...oh...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Is it TIME to JOIN the Paper Cupcakes? I need this cute Betsy Johnson watch!

Need to support your paper habit? Need to ear some extra income? Want to join a company with fun, support and creativity?
Only $49 to start your own papercrafting in home business with Close To My Heart {CTMH}
(I need this cute Betsy Johnson watch!)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Viva Close To My Heart {CTMH} Disney style!

Catch the CTMH DisneyWorld convention highlights {HERE} on Jeanette Lynton's blog!

Our fearless leader Jeanette Lynton!

Kristine, our VP of Sales & Marketing and myself doing a hilarious skit!

Three of my team mates! Katy, Dana and Heather looking at the new Catalog!

CTMH Canvas Art Kit Special~1/2 off in July!

This month ONLY

(while supplies last)

I just love Lily and Jill pictured here in our sample!

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1– July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.

is only $19.95
(regularly priced at $39.95)

The kit includes everything you need to complete this canvas
PLUS extra pieces to create another project PLUS a really cute stamp set you can use over and over again!

Click {HERE} to order yours today if there are any left!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CTMH exclusive ARTbooking Cricut {Close To My Heart} layout with Sarita papers!

Here is another look at "Sartia" with ‪#‎CloseToMyHeart‬ and the new ‪#‎ARTbooking‬ ‪#‎Cricut‬ collection!
This is my piano teacher daughter, Danielle. I love this photo. And I love our new products! Pre-orders taken for August 1st shipments! Ask me for a new Catalog!

Contact me today!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July ~ Close To My Heart style!

Celebrate a safe and Happy 4th of July everyone! Our country turns 237 today! God Bless the USA and all the people that work to give us the right to be and stay free! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NEW "Artbooking" Cricut cartridge/collection from Close To My Heart (CTMH) ~ Pre-order from me NOW and get FREE tax and shipping! PLUS you qualify for the Stamp of the Month for only $5

 Introducing the Revolutionary CRICUT ARTBOOKING Collection! {Z1906}
This amazing cartridge makes creating layouts and mini books as easy as one button!
Coordinate cuts from the Artbooking cartridge with chipboard shapes from the new Dimensional Elements Snapshots (included in the collection and available seperately as Z1901)

I was lucky enough to get my hands on this little gem early!   And it is so easy to use!  Just set your page size and everything there is scaled to fit your page!  OR you can flip it to real dial size and control the size of the image you want!  Two coordinating keys create your 2-page layout.  Easy peasy!

Place your pre-order today!