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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Close to My Heart Convention 2013 here I come!

I don't know if Disney World is ready for the amazing talent that is about take place this coming week in Orlando Florida. This is my first year attending the Close to My Heart convention and I am as nervous and excited as a kid waiting for Christmas morning. It's going to be a magical experience.

Well I've decided to take my laptop to keep you informed of all the latest and greatest news. More than likely I will do YouTube posting that way I can get information out to you quickly and show you my latest creations. I haven't been posting lately because I have been diligently working on my roommate gifts. Traditionally, convention attendees that share rooms exchange gifts. Therefore, I made mini albums using Close to My Heart cards, envelopes, and Dream Pop paper packet. I think it turned out really cute. I will show you pictures soon but right now it's a surprise. Shhh!

I wonder what exciting new products Close to My Heart will launch in the next Idea Book. Well I will get an early view of the Idea Book catalog and play with actual products before you the public do. Only consultants that attend convention come home with products and Idea Book catalog. So it's really neat to get a sneak preview and possibly win incredible door prizes.

Make It Your Banner Day!

The constant campaign this month was such a hit that the free banner gifts sold out and were replaced with milk cartons. This sold out as well. So you are still able to receive a great discount on the Stamp of the Month and take advantage of the stamps that have gone on sale that support our troops and the victims of Oklahoma. As always there are some incredible sales on my website under While Supplies Last for example a scrapbook album for just $3!

To purchase these fine gifts visit my website at

Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day Cards

I decided to make some greeting cards for men given that sometimes it can be a challenge creating something new and different. Have you ever searched the net to find greeting card ideas for men? The majority of them are collared shirts and ties, golfing, fishing, and tools. Well what if none of our guys fit this profile. Well here are some generic greeting card with a masculine feel that shows off how strong and important our guys really are!
Card 1, CTMH Original Pattern: Pretty Simple

Card 2, CTMH Originals Book pattern: First Impressions

Card 3, CTMH featured card without a pattern description. Read below for details.
 Card 3 measures at 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" folded from Sandlewood or Bamboo cardstock. All patterned strips measures at 4" in length, from left to right, (1/2" W x 4" L), (3/4" W x 4" L), (1 1/2" W x 4" L), and (1 1/4" W x 4" L). The stamp and paper packet used to create this all of the cards are from the Victory Workshop on the Go. This kit is no longer available but the cork shapes (Z1719), metallic Durables Studs (Z1705) and Natural Hemp (Z280) can be purchased.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Enjoying the Summer Specials in June

I am truly enjoying the new paper packet, Dream Pop, from last month's special deal. I started to create some projects and I am hoping to post them up soon. First, I wanted to share some really great deals this month that also benefit a great cause and other's that are just too good to pass on.

Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today! *Offer valid May 23–June 30, 2013. No limit per order.
There's another stamp for sale that helps benefit our troops and their family is the Courage, B1437, for $9.95 and the Home of the Brave, D1576, stamp for $17.95. There's even a stamp for Canadians called Strong and Free, D1575, for $17.95

Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!
Dates: Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013
I think you can make some wonderful cards to support our troops.
Okay there are some more deals... HOW ABOUT FREE!!!!
Close to My Heart is offering an incredible deal for our valued customers.
Receive a free My Creations® mini banner in June! Make it a “banner” day by placing a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set to receive your free mini banner. The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer for many “banner” days!
Dates: Offer valid June 1–30, 2013
If you don't think you could use this free gift view the video link for inspiration.
But hold on to your purses ladies... there's still more deals for you.
Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5. June 2013: A Flowering Bunch (S1306A) pictured below.

For these wonderful deals and to see what's on sale (While Supplies Last), shop online at my store at