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Start 2013 By Becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant

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If you love to craft, love Close to My Heart products, like discounted scrapbook/stamping supplies, enjoying teaching others the love of scrapbooking or cardmaking and want to make some money sharing your love of crafting, consider starting the New Year as a Close to My Heart Consultant.

I have a great team of ladies from all over the Pacific Northwest and would love to add some from every state! We have a great time via e-mail and local get togethers encouraging each other, supporting each other and sharing ideas to help everyone reach their goals.

Close to My Heart has great on-line training programs to give you ideas on how to grow your business and provides creative ideas for great uses of their products.

By joining in January you can get your hands on new product that is only available to consultants only through the end of the month.

You can begin your journey with Close to My Heart and my team for as little as $49 (plus tax and shipping).


This kit contains over $155 in Clos…

Avonlea Workshop on the Go

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I am so glad some of my customers talked me into doing a Workshop on the Go Club this year. I have enjoyed not only these ladies but have thoroughly enjoyed the Workshops on the Go from Close to My Heart.

I meet with these wonderful ladies the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6-9. We complete 4 two-page layouts and I provide the extra cardstock needed. We are finally getting into the groove and able to complete ALL four layouts in 3 hours from cutting, stamping, embellishing and adhesiving (if that is a word!). The cost for this great evening is only $35 (this includes shippping and tax).

Each Workshop on the Go includes all paper, embellishments and stamp set needed to complete the layouts.

There are 3 of us currently and we would love to have 2 more ladies join us for January through June of 2013. Once during the six months you would receive $25 in FREE product and for the 6th month I will draw a name from club members.

In January we will be completing pages using the Avonlea pape…

2013 Virtual Close to My Heart Club

Do you want the ability to order Close to My Heart products and receive FREE product while never leaving the comfort of your own scrap room? If so, my Virtual Monthly Hostess Club is for you.

* The minimum monthly order is only $15 (plus shipping & tax) per month for 12 months (January-December)

* This is a "virtual" type club. We don't physically meet anywhere. It's just a way if you like our products to order each month and then one of the months you earn FREE product without having to do anything.
Benefit: This helps you budget your supplies a little at a time.

* Each month you will take turns being the Hostess.-You will earn at least $25 in FREE Close To My Heart product when it your turn to be the hostess. During your month to hostess you can send out electronic invites to your friends to order directly through my website to increase your FREE product and obtain higher price items at 1/2 price.
-You can choose from stamp sets, paper packets, …

2013 New Year's Resolution

Every year I spend some time thinking about my goals for the coming year. This year I decided to make both personal and business goals. With Simon starting a new school that requires more driving I am forcing myself to be more organized and make better use of my time so I can actually meet my goals this year!

My business goals for 2013 is simple. Grow my business! I would love more customers, more consultants on my team and inspire more people. I would also love to earn the Close to My Heart incentive trip for Seth and I to relax in Costa Rica next winter. In order to meet this goal I am going to:
Complete more projects  that encourage you to create with your craft supplies. Create kits that anyone can put together to create beautiful handmade, personalized scrapbook layouts, cards or home decor. Hold workshops where you walk away having learned something. Hold home gatherings to spread my love of scrapbooking with Close to My Heart products. If you would like to help me meet my goals …

Family and Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to our "Family and Friends" Blog Hop where we are showcasing the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Art Philosophy blog hop for 2012.




We will be showing you creations made using the Art Philosophy cartridge for our family and friends.


If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create. If you came here from Priscilla's blog, then you're in the right place!

My project is a monogrammed wreath I made for a friend.






The bird and tree are cut at 4" and the flowers are 2". The bird can be found at page 51(shift) and the tree page 31 (shift). The flowers are from page 69 (Shift, font).

I got the "S" at JoAnne's Fabric & Crafts and I had the grapevine wreath and berries in my stash. The ornaments came from ornaments that did not make the tree this year! Th…

Whooo's Your Valentine Close to My Heart Special

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Whether you are already for Christmas or still have shopping to do this month's Close to My Heart special is for you. Between December 13th and January 31st with any $35 purchase you can receive this fabulous Valentine's kit for only $10.


The kit includes 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! 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!


Orders can be placed through me or directly on my website.


Year Round Cheer Blog Hop

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Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This is our last Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for the year. Can you believe it's December already?

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Year-Round Cheer" throughout the month of December. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This is truly a versatile set that you will be using all year round for many different projects and holidays.


In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from " name of person " of " name of blog with URL link embedded" (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!

I created 12 tags to use thro…

Pears & Partridge Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!


We will be featuring artwork from the Pear's & Partridge Paper Pack.

If you have come here fromSimmie Bois  then you are on the right path. Your next stop will be Cat's Blog.

Today I have created a banner from Pears & Partridge. It has the perfect colors for a Christmas banner.  I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the letters, patterned paper and embellishments.



Here's a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick
Sharondalyn Tweeta Newton
Keeley Becker Kirwan
Denise 'Carper' Heiden: http://deniseheiden.blogspot.com/
Amber LaMons
Simmie Bois
Stephanie Feist: You are here!
Catherine Nowak

"It's a Girl" Diaper Card

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My sister's baby shower is tomorrow for her baby girl due the beginning of January 2013. I thought the Cricut Artise Cartridge would create the perfect shower card.





I used the "card" cut on page 64 (or the letter v) on the Artise Cartridge. I cut the diaper at 5" and the sentiment at 2".

The following products were used:

CTMH Tulip cardstock
CTMH Light Pink cardstock
CTMH Green cardstock (extra from Advent Workshop)
Sparkles Clear Assortment
Blush Close to My Heart Ink

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

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For the first time EVER, I am decorating for Thanksgiving! After seeing the latest Close to My Heart Idea Book where they created napkin rings using the Arbor Wooden Shapes I knew they would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

Here are my napkin rings all ready for the big day.



I used the following CTMH supplies:

Arbor Wooden Shapes (Z1765)
Olive Ink (Z2137)
Cocoa Ink (Z2114)
Autumn Terracotta Ink (Z2101)
Sunset Ink (Z2191)
Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)

You can order these and all other Close to My Heart supplies directly on my website and have it shipped directly to your home.

Christmas Bunco-Close to My Heart Style

Friday, November 30, 2012 Do you love Bunco? Do you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, workshops or crafts? Do you love Close To My Heart products?
Now you can have it all!! I am holding my firstChristmasBunco, “Close To My Heart” style. Fun, Food, and chances to WIN some great Close To My Heart products, a future workshop or fabulous Christmas presents!
I will serve dinner, dessert and drinks all Christmas theme!
Arrive at 7:00 and dice roll at 7:15! And the most important question of all…….. What are the prizes??
The prizes of course, will be your choice in Close To My Heart products from the most current Idea Book. Your winnings go toward any Close To My Heart products, any of my upcoming workshops or shop for a wide variety of Christmas presents. If you choose CTMH products just pay the additional tax and shipping.
How's that for wonderful prizes??!!
Of course, everyone will win something: $60.00* - The person with the most Buncos
$35.00* - The person with the most Wins
$25.…

Capture the Date Blog Hop

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Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Capture the Date" throughout the month of November. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

We are also proud to announce that Close to My Heart wants to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.



In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Theodora of Celebrate Crafts.

I created an Advent Countdown Bo…

Clementine Altered Card Box and Card Pack

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I am having so much fun with the new Close to My Heart 3-D products and paper. This week I altered a card box using Clementine and created 10 cards to go in it. It will make a great gift for Christmas.



I used the following Close to My Heart products that can be purchased directly from my website:

My Creations Card Box
Clementine Paper Pack
Bulk Cards
Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes
Twilight Ink
Cocoa Ink
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cricut Artise Cartridge

Kickin' it Dakota Style

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Welcome to another great Roxybonds blog hop. Tonight we will be showcasing the Dakota paperpack. It is a very versatile pack whether you are a scrapbooker, cardmaker or crafter. I hope you enjoyed what Jen from Roxybonds created.

I have used the paper to decorate a CTMH star, a scrapbook layout and now some cards.




I used the following CTMH Products:

Die Cut Circle Cards
Burlap Ribbon
Dakota Paper Pack
Holiday-Abundance Stamp Set
Autumn Terracotta Ink
Sunflower Ink
Cricut Artise Cartridge


Next, visit Cat at Cat's Scrapbooking to see her wonderful project.

I look forward to next month showcasing Pears & Partridge!

Win an Exclusive Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge

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Who doesn't love a good giveaway? I love shopping and free stuff so here is your chance to get both. With every $50 purchase this month either placed through me or my website you  will be entered either the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge or Artise Cricut Cartridge bundle.



You will also have a chance to win $25 in FREE CTMH Product.

This month you can also receive a stamp set at 50% off  when you spend $50 and purchase the Stamp of the Month thanks to Close to My Heart's Constant Campaign.

You have until November 30th to place your order.

" THE ARTISTE IN 3D BLOG HOP"

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Welcome to our The Artiste in 3D Blog Hop! There are so many fun features in our Artiste Cricut cartridge that we decided to showcase many of the 3D Objects.



In this hop, you will see a variety of projects featuring the 3D Object key of the Artiste but don’t worry, you won’t need special glasses to see them! (But we do hope our projects will “stand out” to you.)

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. if you came from Darla of Stamping Under Doctors Orders then you are in the right place!







I created a large centerpiece to be used as a giveaway for a Vendor Show I have tomorrow. I used the pumpkin on page 71 (accent 1) and fit to page. I cut out a third pumpkin to give it more dimension. I then used the 3D shift feature on the same page to cut 3 leaves. They are 5", 4 1/2" and 4". I then sanded the edges of them with a CTMH sanding block. Finally, I used a rose from the Art Philosophy Cartridge at 3"…

Autumn with Art Philosophy

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Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.


It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create . If you came here from Diana's blog then you're in the right place!

My project is a simple card using the Dreamin' paper from last year's Fall Idea Book.


I cut the acorn at 2 3/4". The squares are 3" and 2 3/4".

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Amie.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

Lucy ~ Love 2 CreateDarla ~…

A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

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Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!




This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Very Merry Christmas". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)




In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop - we hope we inspire you to create your “very” own Merry Christmas projects!

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin is giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! She is giving away a stamp set called "Bonjour". You can see a picture of the stamp set on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of Carolyn's blog.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love …

Make It From Your Heart Blog Hop

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Today we will show you how to Make It From Your Heart! Jeanette Lynton has created a brand NEW “how-to” program to not only guide you but also inspire you to create beautiful artwork. This amazing publication has so many different pattern blueprints that you can interpret in ANY WAY you want!





Through our blog hop, we hope to inspire you to use your own artistic instincts to interpret and create your own artwork. Each of our crafty consultants has chosen a different page of this book to create two projects for you – that’s right two projects with the SAME pattern! One project will follow the blueprint pattern as laid out. The second project will use the pattern “with a twist” to show you how versatile the patterns are.

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Lucy of Love 2 Create  will be giving away a copy of the Make It From Your Heart – Volume 1. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog.

If you just happened t…