Bling me up!

How could my adorable granddaughter, Peyten possibly be any more adorable?…..


……Add a little Bling!


Peyten is now 6 months old and just got her ears pierced. As you can see she wasn’t very happy at the time. Daddy had to hold her (mommy’s a big chicken), notice the pacifier in his mouth…. I think he needed it more than she did, LOL…DSC06954

But she’s happy now and she sparkles even more. I sure do love this little cutie!


New colors, markers and ink pads

Some of the new things you will find in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book are:

    • 6 new colors ~ Champagne, Cashmere, Saddle, Whisper, Slate and Ruby. These are soft warm shades of tan/brown, grey and a very pretty red.

To make room for the new colors, and to streamline our exclusive color pallete, 24 colors are retiring.

*see the list/links below to order before Aug. 1st.

    • Alcohol markers! Dual tipped markers in all 40 exclusive colors. They come in sets of 2 for $5.95 with a complimentary lighter or darker shade. These markers are so easy to use and make coloring without brush stroke marks a breeze. There is also a blending pen available to take your artwork up another notch.
    • All NEW pigment based ink pad sets! I really love these! Pigment ink pads have the special quality of being slow drying which makes them ideal for use when embossing!                                                                                        Pigment inks tend to be thicker bodied than dye based inks and dry opaque with a vivid vibrancy and intensity of colour.                                                  The new, smaller pigment ink pads come in 4 color groupings (Basics, Enchantment, Adventure and Whimsy) of 10 colors each for $19.95. Another awesome value!

*Retiring colors of cardstock, ink pads, reinker and markers: Grey wool, Grey Flannel, Vanilla cream, parchmet, brown bag,baby pink, taffy sunkiss yellow, key lime, heavenly blue, lilac mist, amethyst, holiday red, sunflower, sunny yellow, dutch blue, moonstruck,vineyard berry, tulip, garden green, spring iris, petal, garnet and pansy purple.

(note ALL of our current markers are retirning.)

Champagne, Cupcakes and Cricut….


Join me on Sunday August 5th from 2:00 – 4:00 in the afternoon for some yummy refreshments and creativity with the new Close To My Heart Cricut “Artiste” cartridge. We’ll make a couple of fun projects, explore the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and check out the awesome new updates  to Studio J.

There are so many fabulous new products, I can hardly wait to show you! I will also have some of the new products on hand in case you just can’t wait to order. Winking smile

RSVP for address and directions 

Get a FREE Idea Book just for coming!

Bring a friend and receive a special gift!

Happy Crafting!


Pre-Buy Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste collection NOW!

I just received my Cricut Artiste collection (consultants can order 1 to preview before they are actually released) and I have to tell you I LOVE it! I am going to have so much fun with it! This cartridge has it all….

  • 700 NEW images. The only ones repeated from Art Philosophy are the square and circle….because you always need a square or circle.
  • cards with matching envelopes.
  • Lots of new boxes.
  • Adorable purses.
  • mini albums.
  • pleated rosettes.
  • 4 new spiral 3D flowers.
  • Welded sentiments for many occasions.
  • Party hats, favors and decorations….all on one key!
  • And sooo much more!Want to get yours before everyone else? Want to save some $$ as well? Pre-buy before August 1st by clicking on the buy now link below, I’ll pay your shipping and your Artiste Collection will be on its way to you on August 1st! Want to save even more? Sign up to be a Close To My Heart consultant. Get your consultant kit (worth $130) for only $49 and use your 22% discount to save on Artiste! Join in August and you will also receive this beautiful CTMH tote bag that only consultants who attended convention received. These bags are only available while supplies last.

Home Décor Workshops On The Go

Close To My Heart just posted this awesome video highlighting our 2 new home decor WOTG. I couldn’t say it better myself….so I’ll just share the video with you.

Both of these are absolutely beautiful! I will be offering them both in workshops soon! The scroll album Workshop On The Go is $35.95 and the Advent calendar kit sells for $44.95.

Want to get them at 1/2 price or even FREE?!! Host a home gathering with me and use your Hostess Rewards! Contact me to schedule a date.

Happy Crafting,


Studio J enhancements!

There are lots of exciting changes coming to Studio J!

  • Memberships are retiring! On October 1st all membership accounts will be  converted to non-member accounts.
  • All kits and patterns will be available to everyone!
  • Non member price lowered from $13 to $6.95!
  • Free J-Pegs with all purchased layouts.
  • J-pegs available as a stand alone purchase for $2.95 (reduced from $3.95).
  • Existing memberships were not charged for renewal starting on July 1st.
  • On October 1st all existing memberships will be credited 1 free layout for each month remaining in their membership starting July 1st. For example, my membership expires on Jan 1st. I will receive 7 free layouts for July–January (I get one for January even though my membership expires on the 1st).
  • Shipping will be $5.95 per box of up to 50 layouts.
  • Memory protectors will no longer be included.
  • 5 pack price is reduced to $39.95 (from $55) and includes free shipping (but not Memory protectors).
  • Studio J layouts will be able to be purchased on a gathering order, and will count toward Hostess Rewards.
  • Studio J layouts will be able to be purchased using Hostess Rewards!
  • AND…..introducing Express Collections!  6 professionally designed, fully embellished, themed albums…..all you need to do is drag and drop your photos and add journaling. It’s never been easier to create fabulous albums for your precious memories! Of course if you want to customize the layouts, you can still change the colors and add additional text making them uniquely yours.
  • Layouts can be mixed and matched….use layouts from several Express Collections and even your own custom Studio J layouts to complete your project…..the choice is yours.

I think you will agree that these changes to Studio J are GREAT! If you haven’t tried Studio J….now is the time! Click on the photo below to visit Studio J. Create a free account and check out the great patterns, kits and express collections just waiting for your photos.

 It’s FREE to try. no purchase is necessary.

Happy Crafting!


NEW!!! Cricut Artiste Collection from Close To My Heart.

I can hardly wait to get my hands on this new Cricut cartridge. At convention there was LOTS of amazing artwork displayed that was created using Artiste, and I’m looking forward to making some of my own to share with you.

This new collection includes the Cricut cartridge which is loaded with 700 all new unique images including a complete font, tons of different cute, fun, beautiful, useful items as well as lots more boxes, bags, purses, party favors, and other 3D items (even an adorable baby shoe!). You’ll also find cupcake wrappers, and themed items. You can make everything you need for a party from the invites to the decorations and party favors and more using just this cartridge!!! Can you tell how excited I am?!!

Also included  are 3 all new exclusive stamp sets (D size) that are only available as part of the Artiste collection.

And 3 sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements chipboard shapes, Album Pages, Awards and Quotes. With the Album Pages DE you can make an adorable, complete mini album!

The stamp sets and Dimensional Elements all have coordinating cuts on the cartridge that fit them perfectly. The handbook page number and size are listed right on the carrier sheet and packaging! How easy is that? No more searching the handbook for the right shape to cut!

Want to see all the images on the cartridge? Click here to view the complete handbook.

Artiste will be available beginning August 1st for $99. (The retail value is $125)

The stamp sets and Dimensional Elements alone would sell for nearly $69.

That means you are only paying $30 for this fabulous cartridge….that’s value!!

Tomorrow we’ll take a closer look at the exciting changes in Studio J!

Till then, Happy crafting!


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