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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