Don’t Miss Out!

Retiring signIn just 6 days many of Close to My Heart Product will be retiring.  That’s right on August 31st we well be saying goodbye to many stamp sets, colors and paper packs.  Have no fear as there is a lot of exciting things coming but now is the time to get those things you have been holding off on because next Monday at 11:59 PM Mountain time they well no longer be available.  Be sure to check them out HERE.

Happy Crafting!

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Convention Fun

I am still reeling from the whirl wind of the Close to My Heart Convention which ended a week ago.   My mind has been spinning and I have been busy planning ever since.  All I can say is how awesome is it that you can say I have to go to a convention at Disneyland????  I love having to say that :-).  I was able to go last year for the first time and never want to miss again.

Convention is all about learning, meeting and seeing friends, and the most important part ~ getting a first hand look at the new products in the Idea Book.  It is truly an exciting, fun filled events.  The excitment and anticipation of the new products is electric and this year is no exception ~ this Annual Inspiration is AWESOME as is the new Holiday Expression.  I am so excited to share some of the new products with you but I will have to wait until September 1st before I can post it here.  However, if you want to get some sneak peeks you will want to follow my Facebook page ~ catscrapbooking.

As for the fun meeting up with friends both old and new was equally as fun.  Here are a few photos I wanted to share from convention.  IMGP3478aIt was so fun to be able to get my photo taken with Carl and Russel.  This year the convention was centered around the movie UP.

IMGP3483aIMGP3422aA couple of photos of our team.

IMGP3589aBeing silly after awards night.

IMGP3697aWhat more can I say…. this is the best company and I just love being a part of Close to My Heart!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Close to My Heart Convention

I had intended to post this when I first arrived in Disneyland on Wednesday but I unfortunately ran into some delays with getting off the runway in LAX and to the Disneyland Hotel.  Unfortunately it took almost 5 hours.  But the great news was I made it.

Convention Group Photo

Here is our team on the first day.  So far convention has been AWESOME!!!! The new Annual Inspiration is wonderful and a fabulous Holiday Expressions.  I cannot wait to share all the new product with you, but it will need to wait until September.

What I want to share with you is a super cool new video which Corporate has released.  If you look at the video and pay attention there are a couple new things there so be sure to watch it!!!

Happy Crafting!

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New Totes from Close To My Heart!!

Have you heard the news??? Close to My Heart has rolled out an AWESOME new rolling tote and shoulder tote.  They have just been made available for purchase so you can add it onto you Christmas wish list.  They come in the way cool lagoon chevron pattern like the new albums.

Here is what they look like:

Rolling tote ~

Shoulder tote ~


Check out this video so you can see the storage they provide and how awesome they are!!!

Are you ready to order yours?  Well just click HERE.

Happy Crafting!


Open House and Crop August 16th

Where is the time going?? I am sorry I have not been as consistent posting new artwork but I have been working hard on designing lots of exciting things using the new product which will be available on August 1st.   I will begin posting the new artwork in less that two weeks but until then, here is a sneak peek…

Annual Inspirations Sneak Peek

If you like what you see here but would like to see the actual projects they you will want to come to my Open House and Crop on August 16th at the North Spokane Library.  The Open House will be from 10 am to 6 pm, you can come any thine during those hours to come see all the fabulous artwork and so a make-n-take.

The Crop which will start at 9 am to 8 pm and the cost is $5 per person, however if you place an order for $35 or more before tax and shipping the crop will be FREE.  You will be able to use my Cricut Expression 2 and all three CTMH Cartridges ~ Art of Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking (you will have to provide your own mat). I will have all my inks available if you need a particular color. I will also have all of the CTMH cardstock available for sale if you need a page or two.  Be sure to reserve you spot today as space is limited.

Happy Crafting!


Monthly Hostess Clubs ~ Aug to Jan

Do you LOVE  Close to My Heart product?  Do you like FREE product?  Of course you do!!!!   Well I have a great solution for you – sign up for my six month $25 Monthly Hostess Club.   You do not have to be local to participate as all your goodies can be shipped directly to your door step.  This is a great way to budget you crafting supplies and earn FREE product!!!  Once you see all the goodness in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book you will be so glad you did it.

And right now if you are one of the first 4 people to sign up you will also get to pick one of these stamp sets for FREE!!!

Club Incentive Stamp Sets 2014

So how does a club work you ask?  You commit for 6 months (Aug to Jan) to purchase $25 (before tax and shipping) each month and in return you will receive:

  • 1) First to receive the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, and the Seasonal Expressions when they are released
  • 2) Pick the month you are the hostess (first to sign up get first choice)
  • 3) FREE mini stamp set just for joining my club which will be sent with your first club order
  • 4) FREE Stamp of the Month when you are the hostess
  • 5) FREE product each month – you will receive a minimum of $25 in free product the month you are the hostess but if you recruit outside sales the month you are the hostess you will get the additional rewardsHostess Rewards Plus Program
  • 6) Contest and Give-A-Ways for club members ONLY
  • 7) One weeks advance notice of all upcoming specials

What is eligible with your free product?   My Acrylix stamps, My Acrylix blocks, Exclusive Inks pads, Exclusive Ink re-inkers, Complements, My Reflections paper packets, all cardstock, Workshop on the Go kits and Studio J.

How does this work?  Once you have signed up for the club you will need to submit your order each month by the 12th of the month and payment must be received by the 15th.  Then your order will be shipped directly to you!! So easy and yet you get so many great benefits!!

Contact me to day to get started in this awesome program as it will start August and run through January.

Happy Crafting!


Join My Team

Have you been thinking about joining Close to My Heart? Want to earn some additional money? Or just get a discount on the products you love?  Well then you should consider joining my team.  What is even better is now you can pick your consultant kit.

If you are a carmaker will we now have the perfect starter kit for you!! Take a look at this awesome kit for $99!  It has a retail value of over $365, that is a great deal.

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For you scrapbookers her is your new kit.  It is also only $99 and you receive over $365 worth of product.

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Do you see that it is all the new product? Thats right if you sign up now you can get all the new product before it is available to customers.  How exciting is that??? Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are ready to sign up you can do so HERE!

Happy Crafting!


Get These Items Before Prices Go Up!

I wanted to be sure to let you know that there will be a few price increases going into effect with the new Idea Book on August 1st.  So if you need any of these items you will want to place your order now.   Also keep in mind there are a lot of items retiring on July 31st you can find those items HERE.

Item                                             Item#                Current Price        New Price        Increase
All Colored Stamp Pads           various                     $5.25                 $5.95                $0.70
All Colored Reinkers                various                      $4.25                $4.95                $0.70
White Daisy Stamp Pad            Z2163                       $6.95                $7.50                $0.55
Colonial White Stamp Pad       Z2168                       $6.95                $7.50                $0.55
White Daisy Reinker                 Z2263                       $4.95                $5.50                $0.55
Colonial White Reinker            Z2268                       $4.95                $5.50                $0.55
Archival Black Stamp Pad        44751                       $5.95                 $7.50                $1.55
Bonding Memories Glue           1512                         $6.95                 $7.95                 $1.00
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner         1778                         $4.25                $4.95                 $0.70
Blending Pen                                 3174                         $3.95                $4.50                 $0.55
Watercolor Pencils                     3505                        $22.95              $26.95               $4.00
Sanding Kit                                    Z1294                      $3.50                $4.95                 $1.45
Edge Distresser                           Z1297                      $2.50                $3.95                $1.45
Ruler                                               Z1471                       $9.95                $11.95               $2.00
Stitch Guide                                  Z1852                      $12.95              $13.95               $1.00
Sponge Daubers (3 pack)          Z726                        $3.95                $4.50                $0.55
Sponge Daubers Value Pack     Z1938                     $14.95              $16.95               $2.00
My Acrylix Organizer                 Z1038                     $12.95              $14.95               $2.00
Small Organizer                          Z4138                     $12.95               $14.95               $2.00
Medium Organzier                     Z4139                     $16.95               $19.95               $3.00
Large Organizer                          Z1834                     $22.95              $24.95               $2.00
12×12 My Legacy Faux               Z1342                      $24.95             $29.95              $5.00
Leather Album – Dark Chocolate
12×12 My Legacy Faux               Z1346                     $24.95              $29.95               $5.00
Leather Album – Outdoor Denim

Happy Crafting!


Convention is Over, Now Back to Reality

Wow – Awesome -Inspiring – Exciting – Fun – Magical – Okay I am sure you are getting the picture now.  I am still on my Disneyland high.  It was such a wonderful experience going to the Close to My Heart convention this year.

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I learned so much and was inspired by all the many talented consultants out there.  But one of the best things was getting to see the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book for  2014-2015.  There are so many awesome new products that I will not be able to cover them all.  I will give you a taste of what to come with the following highlights.

  • 9 new paper packs including a Halloween one which I am super excited about.  I really love then all!
  • Workshops on the go – 7 scrapbook and 2 cards
  • Tons of new stamp sets
  • Artfully Sent – the new Cricut cartridge which focus is card making but can do so much more!
  • 5 new Picture My Life kits which can be used for so much more so stayed tune.
  • 3 new My Crush albums
  • Quick kits which are so super – these kits will simplify your card making by making all the cuts for you all you need to do is stamp and assemble.  Now if you to do more than the kit has you can order more of the pre-cut paper and cards.
  • Awesome new Home Decor items
  • New styles of the base and bling
  • New embellishments – stars, hearts, washi, and ribbon just to name a few.
  • Fundamentals papers in all the color assortments
  • Designer Creations for party/gifts
  • 4 new embossing folders
  • The return of heat embossing
  • New ShinHan Touch Twin markers in 24 colors
  • new boarder punches

Whew – I am exhausted just thinking about all this awesomeness! If you want an idea book before August 1st.  Be sure you place an order with me for $30 or more and I will send or deliver you your new Annual Inspirations.


Happy  Crafting!


Retiring items

Wow can you believe it that time again when items will start to be retiring form the current idea book??? Well it is here…. I am posting the items which will be retiring and will be on a while supplies last basis, but once July 31 rolls around they will be gone. I do want to point out a couple of things

1) all the paper packs will be retiring with Spring/Summer Idea Book – that is right the new idea book will have all new papers

2) A couple of the stamp colors are being retired – Blush, Sky, Twilight, Creme Brulee and Buttercup

3) Only a few stamp sets are being retired

Here is the complete list:

Item  #                                                                          Description

Z1789                                       Chalkboard  12″  x  12″  Sheet,  Adhesive-­‐backed
Z1832                                       Spinner
Z1843                                       Irresistibles™  Frames
Z1844                                       Color-­‐Ready  Trinkets  Wooden  Shapes
Z1858                                       Irresistibles™  Hexagons
Z1863                                       Color-­‐Ready  Midtown  Cork  Shapes
X7170C                                    Laughing  Lola  Complements  Dimensional  Elements
X7171C                                    Sarita  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7172C                                    ProPlayer  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7173C                                    Babycakes  Complements  Canvas  Shapes
X7177C                                    Skylark  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7178C                                    Ivy  Lane  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7179C                                    Ariana  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7180C                                    Balloon  Ride  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7181C                                    Jubilee  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7182C                                    Timberline  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7183C                                    Lollydoodle  My  Stickease®  Assortment
Z1039                                       Create  A  Shade  Pearl  Paint
Z1825                                       Keyboard  Kraft  Alphabet
Z1835                                       Tiny  Type  Epoxy  Alphabet
Z1961                                       Marquee  Enamel  Shapes–White
Z1891                                       Base  &  Bling  Teal  Jewels
Z1892                                       Base  &  Bling  Black  Jewels
Z1893                                       Base  &  Bling  Red  Jewels
Z1894                                       Base  &  Bling  Pink  Jewels
Z1895                                       Base  &  Bling  Purple  Jewels
Z1854                                       Laughing  Lola  Assortment
Z1869                                       Babycakes  Assortment
Z1873                                       Sarita  Assortment
Z1879                                       ProPlayer  Assortment
Z3000                                       Skylark  Assortment
Z3001                                       Ivy  Lane  Assortment
Z3002                                       Ariana  Assortment
Z3003                                       Balloon  Ride  Assortment
Z3004                                       Jubilee  Assortment
Z3005                                       Timberline  Assortment
Z3006                                       Lollydoodle  Assortment
Z1837                                       Mini-­‐Medley  Accents  Wooden  Collection
Z1702                                       Baker’s  Twine  Paradise  Assortment
Z1751                                       Harvest  Baker’s  Twine
Z1760                                       Burlap  Ribbon
Z1808                                       Outdoor  Denim  Chevron  Ribbon
Z1817                                       Slate  Polka-­‐Dot  Washi  Tape
Z1826                                       Hollyhock  Zipper  Lace
Z1846                                       Ruby  Chevron  Ribbon
Z1850                                       Lagoon  Houndstooth  Washi  Tape
Z1867                                       Jute  Ribbon
Z1917                                       Lagoon  Zipper  Lace
Z1930                                       Chocolate  Woodgrain  Washi  Tape
Z1343                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Cranberry
Z1344                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Hollyhock
Z1345                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Black
Z1348                                       WIP  12×12  Album-­‐  Chocolate
Z1911                                       Designed  Décor  Frame  Kit
Z1874                                       Base  &  Bling  Necklace
Z1875                                       Base  &  Bling  Cuff
Z1876                                       Base  &  Bling  Hair  Clips
Z1877                                       Base  &  Bling  Rings
Z1878                                       Base  &  Bling  Headband
Z1195                                       My  Creations  Memory  Showcase  6×6
Z1647                                       My  Creations®  Card  Box
Z1797                                       My  Creations®  Bracket  Frame
Z1868                                       My  Creations®  Kraft  Ring  Box
Z1870                                       My  Creations®  Kraft  Pocket  Album
X1404                                       TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820                                       For  Always  Textiles
Z1885                                       Sarita  Textiles
Z1970                                       Skylark  Textiles
Z1971                                       Jubilee  Textiles
Z1801                                       Alcohol  Blending  Marker
Z2400                                       Marker  Set:  Twilight
Z2401                                       Marker  Set:  Crystal  Blue
Z2402                                       Marker  Set:  Sky
Z2403                                       Marker  Set:  Juniper
Z2404                                       Marker  Set:  Sweet  Leaf
Z2405                                       Marker  Set:  Buttercup
Z2406                                       Marker  Set:  Creme  Brulee
Z2407                                       Marker  Set:  Sorbet
Z2408                                       Marker  Set:  Blush
Z2409                                       Marker  Set:  Smoothie
Z2410                                       Marker  Set:  Gypsy
Z2411                                       Marker  Set:  Pacifica
Z2412                                       Marker  Set:  Lagoon
Z2413                                       Marker  Set:  Topiary
Z2414                                       Marker  Set:  Pear
Z2415                                       Marker  Set:  Honey
Z2416                                       Marker  Set:  Sunset
Z2417                                       Marker  Set:  Cotton  Candy
Z2418                                       Marker  Set:  Hollyhock
Z2419                                       Marker  Set:  Cranberry
Z2420                                       Marker  Set:  Smokey  Plum
Z2421                                       Marker  Set:  Outdoor  Denim
Z2422                                       Marker  Set:  Indian  Corn  Blue
Z2423                                       Marker  Set:  Ponderosa  Pine
Z2424                                       Marker  Set:  New  England  Ivy
Z2425                                       Marker  Set:  Olive
Z2426                                       Marker  Set:  Goldrush
Z2427                                       Marker  Set:  Autumn  Terracotta
Z2428                                       Marker  Set:  Barn  Red
Z2429                                       Marker  Set:  Ruby
Z2430                                       Marker  Set:  Black
Z2431                                       Marker  Set:  Slate
Z2432                                       Marker  Set:  Whisper
Z2206                                       Reinker  Blush
Z2210                                       Reinker  Buttercup
Z2260                                       Reinker  Twilight
Z2267                                       Reinker  Crème  Brulee
Z2294                                       Reinker  Sky
Z2106                                       Stamp  Pad  Blush
Z2110                                       Stamp  Pad  .Buttercup
Z2160                                       Stamp  Pad  Twilight
Z2167                                       Stamp  Pad  Crème  Brulee
Z2194                                       Stamp  Pad  Sky
Z2500                                       Whimsy  Mini  Pigment  Set
Z4133                                       Marker  Tower
1271                                          Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640                                       Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666                                       Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754                                       Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761                                       Cardstock  12×12  Sky
X5936                                       Whimsy  Cardstock  Combo
X7170B                                    Laughing  Lola  Paper  Packet
X7171B                                    Sarita  Paper  Packet
X7172B                                    ProPlayer  Paper  Packet
X7173B                                    Babycakes  Paper  Packet
X7177B                                    Skylark  Paper  Packet
X7178B                                    Ivy  Lane  Paper  Packet
X7179B                                    Ariana  Paper  Packet
X7180B                                    Balloon  Ride  Paper  Packet
X7181B                                    Jubilee  Paper  Packet
X7182B                                    Timberline  Paper  Packet
X7183B                                    Lollydoodle  Paper  Packet
1514                                          Tombow  Adhesive
1515                                          Tombow  Adhesive  Refill
Z1311                                        Circle  Punch  1  1/4
Z338                                          Euro  Personal  Paper  Trimmer
Z1114                                       Piercing  Tool  Kit
A1130                                       Quick  Cards-­‐Bountiful  Season
A1143                                       Teddy  Bear  Birthday
A1144                                       Birthday  Cheer
A1145                                       Flowering  Thanks
A1158                                       Doodle  Signs
A1160                                       This  Is  Good
B1407                                       School  Is  Here
B1411                                       Greek  Alphabet
B1425                                       Stitched  with  Love
B1426                                       Pick  a  Posy
B1446                                       Some  Bunny
B1447                                       A  Mother’s  Love
B1448                                       My  Hero
B1451                                       Enjoy  the  Little  Things
C1473                                       Remarkable  Wreath
C1510                                       Merry  &  Bright
C1524                                       Words  of  Comfort
C1555                                       Count  Your  Blessings
C1563                                       Cityscape
C1572                                       On  Holiday  (Australia  Only)
D1483                                       Glory  To  God
D1514                                       Just  a  Number
D1551                                       Swirls  Around
D1557                                       Candyland
D1564                                       Maximum  Power
D1583                                       Unicorn  Dreams

Be sure you don’t miss out on these products go to my website now and order them now!

Happy Crafting!