Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Sale Items as low as $1!!!

Lots of new items listed under the "While Supplies Last" tab under "Shop" on my website. 12x12 albums for $2 and lots of embellishments for as low as $1!!! Hurry!!!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'

Monday, July 30, 2012

Final Days to order Retiring Products!!!

Here is a list of the retiring items! Be sure to go now and get what you want.

All of our How-To-Books have been retired and are sold out as well as the Shoulder Tote.

Stamp Sets:
A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

Paper Packs/My Stickease/Compliments
X7154B Cruisin' Paper Pack - sold out
X7154C Crusin' Compliments Foil Images
X7141B Elemental Paper Pack
X7141C Elemental Dimensional Elements
X7151B Footloose Paper Pack
X7151C Footloose Compliments Dimensional Elements
X7149B Lucy Paper Pack
X7149C Lucy Compliments Glittery Rub-Ons
X7140B Roxie Paper Pack
X7140C Roxie My Stickease Assortment
X7143B Sonoma Paper Pack
X7143C Sonoma My Stickease Assortment
X7152B Superhere Paper Pack
X7152C Superhero Complements Rub-ons
X7139B Typeset Paper Pack
X7139C Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes

Workshops On The Go Kits
Crusin' - sold out

Cardstock/Inks/Reinkers (check your Idea Book for the item numbers)
Note:  ALL colors of the Exclusive Markers are being retired. **Re-inkers are already sold out!
Amethyst     Baby Pink     Brown Bag     Dutch Blue     Garden Green     Garnet     Grey Flannel     Grey Wool     Heavenly Blue      Holiday Red     Key Lime     Liliac Mist     Moonstruck     Pansy Purple     Parchment     Petal     Spring Iris     Sunflower     Sunkiss Yellow      Sunny Yellow    Taffy     Tulip    Vanilla Cream     Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock
X5901 Colonial White 6 pack
X5900 White Daisy 6 pack

Clear Cards 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Clear Cards 4 1/2"

Z1406 12x12 Quick Pic Album - Dark Chocolate
Z1405 12x12 Quick Pic Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1404 12x12 Quick Pic Album - Outdoor Denim
Z4110 Snapease Album System 12 x 12

Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Assortment
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Assortment
Z1690 Bitty Buds Assortment
Z1690 Bottle Caps
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1261 Color Ready Irresistibles - Lots of Dots
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1337 Dimensional Elements-Ornaments
Z1635 Heirloom Assortment
Z1402 Hinges
Z1488 Honey Mini Medleys
Z1338 Sunset Mini Medleys
Z1698 Pacifica Mini Medleys
Z1320 Tulip Mini Medleys
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1384 Ribbon Designer Pink Collection
Z1383 Ribbon Sweet Leaf Grosgrain

My Creations Products
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1152 My Creations Cube
Z1334 My Creations Mix and Mingle Album

1764 Craft Tray
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Dispenser Refill
Z1163 Double Scrubber
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z339 Euro Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
4275 My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Many thanks to Tonya Sheridan, Debra Van Patten and Linda Taylor for compiling these retiring lists.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Advent Calendar and Scroll Album Kits

Check out this great new video from CTMH and Amy!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Special...STAMPAGANZA!!!

I am so stinkin' excited to share this with you that I can hardly stand it!! The June Special is two stamp sets and get one free! This is such an AMAZING special! You can get some of those stamp sets that you've had your eye on and just been waiting to purchase. Now is the time!!! Our FABULOUS stamps are already at an affordable price point, but when you get one free, that's truly the icing on the cake, as they say!

It's so simple, but let me give you the specifics.  For every two stamp sets (A, B, C, D, or E) that you purchase at regular price, you will receive one of equal or lesser value FREE!  This is a savings of up to $29.95!  I know a lot of you that have been looking at the E-Sized Alphabets (pages 29, 36, 48, and 113-118) for your page titles and monogram cards, etc.  I also know that a lot of you have been wishing to get some sentiments sets for your card making.  There is no better time than June to buy your stamps!
Also, when your order totals $50 or more, you can also buy this CUTE stamp of the month, Life is Tweet, for just $5.00! Check out this ADORABLE card that my dear friend Brenda Rose made and sent to me!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day Weekend!!!

Just wanted to drop a quick line and wish you all a wonderful weekend for NSD! I'm at TSC Retreats hosting some wonderful ladies for the weekend retreat! Hope you can all join me one of these weekends! Would love to hear what you're all doing this weekend! Leave a comment and let me know!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dotty for You!!!

Just wanted to send a quick reminder that this promotion started on Tuesday, the 17th. After playing with it to make my card for the blog hop, I LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to play more! You're going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, too!!!

with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.
There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95*: 
Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you that visited the Rose Blossom Blog Hop! Everyone that participated in the hop is really grateful to you for stopping by and commenting on our work.  You know, it's the little things that truly mean so much!!

Brenda did the drawing the old-fashioned way - by putting pieces of paper in a basket.  WOW!  There were a lot of pieces of paper!  The winner of the Rose Blossom Blog Hop is........


Tamytha, send Brenda an e-mail at, and she will send your prize right away! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blog Hop - Dotty for You!!!

Hi there everyone - Happy Spring!  Welcome to the Rose Blossoms Blog Hop, a team which Brenda Rose has so kindly made me an honorary member of, lucky for me! 

As Close To My Heart consultants, we are excited to to share some Spring Inspiration with you! Should you get lost you can always come back here to find out who you need to visit. However, if you have made it here to my page, you are doing just fine because I am your last stop - just make sure you have visited all of the following pages for your maximum opportunity to win: 

  1. Brenda  at Rose Blossom Legacies (
  2. Marg at I Didn’t Have Potatoes (
  3. Tammie at I Love to Craft! ( 
  4. Crystal at All Things Crafty ( 
  5. Lynn at From My Bungalow ( 
  6. Kristine at Merry Heart Creations (
  7. Jenny-May at Angel Bay Crafting Hearts (
The rules are really simple for this blog hop.  You have the opportunity to earn 8 tickets for the drawing:
    • Visit each of the seven blogs on the hop and leave a comment for one ticket in the drawing.  You must comment on all of them to get this ticket!
    • Receive an extra ticket for each blog that you decide to follow!
    This Spring Blog Hop goes through Monday, April 16th at 11:59 pm central time.  One winner will be announced on Tuesday evening, April 17th.  Here is the $40 prize package that the winner will receive perfect for your Graduation cards and pages:

    Now, here is the Congratulations card I created using the Dotty for You paper pack that is available starting on Tuesday, the 17th.  I also used our Just Blooms Paper Shapes - Paradise Paper Flowers (Z1709), our Pearl Opaques (Z1336), our Keepsake Felt Alphabet (Z1696), and our White Daisy Value Pack Cards and Envelopes (X254).

    I kinda like my little Cloud "9" - what do you think?

    with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.
    There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95*: 
    This is your last stop on the Hop, so I truly hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Be sure to come back to all of our blogs often to see what FABULOUS new projects everyone has completed! A special thanks goes out to Brenda Rose for organizing this and making me an honorary part of the fun!!! I love being one of your "buds"!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Updated Scrapbooking Retreat Dates and information...

    I'd love to have you join us for a fun ladies weekend of scrapbooking and fun!!!

    The cost is $185 for 5PM Friday - 3PM Sunday, which includes meals, lodging and of course a fabulous crop space consisting of a 5-foot table, comfy office chair, large craft mat, scrap-ma-bob drink caddy and an Ott Lite! Thursday add-on days are $40 and starts at 5PM on Thurs. Retreat deposits are $50 and final balance is due 30 days prior to retreat date. If you plan to attend the add-on day, the $40 for it is due with your deposit, for a total of $90. (Note: in order for the add-on day to happen, there must be 6 people. If for some reason you send your money and the add-on day does not happen, your money for the add-on day will be refunded or can be applied to your remaining balance or a future retreat weekend, whichever you'd prefer.)

    Be sure to check the website ( regularly as they will continually be updating the pictures and information about the fabulous new amenities they've been adding to make this the retreat that can't be beat!

    Here are the Upcoming Retreats I will be hosting. Contact me at (210)705-2304 or to RSVP or for any questions!

    • 3-6 May - National Scrapbook Day Weekend! Join us this weekend for an added little surprise!!!
    • 26-29 July - only 5 spots remaining - this retreat will be FULL of updates following convention
    • 18-21 October
    • 6-9 December - great for finishing up those last minute Christmas gifts!!!


    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Become a Part of my ABCHearts Team...

    What Would You Create With All of This?

    As if that weren't enough...
    until the end of this month, you get this, too!

    When you join Close To My Heart this month for $99, you will also receive the Cricut Art Philosophy collection free!  I would love to have you join my ABCHearts team!  This special ends on Saturday, March 31st, so I wanted to be able to tell you about it one more time.  If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at (210)705-2304 or  You can also click on the link at the top right of my blog that says "Join My ABCHearts Team."  So instead of talking any more, I'm just going to show you a couple of things I've made with the Art Philosophy collection and some designed by our corporate staff from the consultant kit and with the Art Philosophy collection.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Thanks to my friend, Brenda Rose (RoseBlossomLegacies) for the great idea!!!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Open House Project

    Here is a photo of the cute little project from the Open House this morning! It was made with the Cricut Art Philosopy Cartridge - everything was cut that way - and the February Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Tidings. Hope you enjoyed it! I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Open House for NEW IDEA BOOK - Tomorrow morning, 11 Feb

    Open House Sat morning, 11 Feb, from 10am - 1pm, as I have to work Sat afternoon/night. I hope some of you can come by! Please let me know if you will be able to drop by. Email me at or call me at (210)705-2304 to let me know! I'd love for you to come and see some of the BEAUTIFUL NEW PRODUCTS that just came out!!! I'm sooooo excited about this new Idea Book - everything is so AMAZING and I can't wait to play with it all! Here's a little preview of the first Workshop I'll be doing this month!
     Be sure to come by to see it in person and let me know if you'd like to join us! If you're unable to join us, you can order it to do on your own, as it comes with simple step-by-step instructions for you to complete it by yourself!

    Also, CTMH has already announced some items that will no longer be available after this Idea Book (31 Jul) or, while supplies last, so if you are interested in any of the following, be sure to get them while you can:
    How-to-Books (Cherish, Imagine, Reflections, Magic, Originals and Wishes)
    Distressing Kit (full kit only)
    Exclusive Inks Markers
    Cardstock Shade Packs
    8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock Packs

    If you're unable to stop by, just visit this link to shop online to order the new products now! This way you'll still be able to get your hands on some of these AMAZING new products soon!
    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Scrapbook Retreat!

    Getting settled at the scrapbook retreat! Gonna be an awesome weekend! Hope some of you can join me sometime in the future for one of these fun girls weekends away! Scroll down to see future dates and let me know if you can join us!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    While Supplies Last Items...

    New items were recently added to the list on my website. Items start at $1 and some are as much as 80% off, so be sure to check it out ASAP, as they don't last long when they are discounted so much! Shipping has recently changed, too, so it is now a bit cheaper than it used to be! YAY!!!

    Visit my website at to see what's available!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Weekend Crops...

    Just wanted to say thanks so much to the ladies who joined me for my crops this past weekend! It was so much fun to spend some time with you! Was great getting to know some new people, too! I look forward to more crops together! I'll keep you all posted as workshops and crops are scheduled! Since I'm going back to work, I won't have quite as much lead time in scheduling, but will still be doing them just as often, if not more! Be sure to let me know what days work out best for you all and I'll take that into consideration!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Retiring CTMH Product...will no longer be available after 31 Jan!!!

    You can visit my website at to view all of the products by searching on the name listed. Also, you can place your order while you are there, or email me with the info and I can place it for you!

    Level 2 Papers, Stickease, Workshops-on-the-Go:
    Believe (Paper, Stickease, WOTG)
    Dreamin' (Paper, Stickease, WOTG)
    Elemental (WOTG only)
    Fanfare (
    Paper, Stickease)
    (Paper, Stickease)
    (Paper, Stickease)
    Mischief (Paper, Rub-ons, WOTG)
    Roxie (WOTG only)
    Sonoma (WOTG only)
    Paper, Stickease)
    Typeset (WOTG only)
    Wonderland (Paper, Stickease, WOTG)

    Mini-Medley Accents:
    Antiqued Copper
    Colonial White

    Brads & Eyelets:
    Colonial White Brads
    Pewter Decorative Brads
    Black and White Daisy Soft Set Eyelets
    Chocolate and Colonial White Soft Set Eyelets

    Dimensional Elements:
    On Target

    Colonial White Ribbon Collection
    3/8" Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
    3/8" Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon
    3/8" Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
    3/8" White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
    Wings Level 2 Assortment

    Embroidery Floss:

    Waxy Flax:
    Crystal Blue

    Various Accessories:
    Bliss Level 2 Assortment
    Fanfare Level 2 Assortment
    Foundry Metal - Bookplates
    Harvest Charms
    Holiday Pockets
    Just Blooms Spring Blossom Paper Flowers
    Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack
    Lucky Level 2 Assortment
    Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots
    Midnight Felt Shapes
    Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment
    Color-Ready Alphabets:
    Hodge Podge
    Top Coats Icing Overlays

    My Creations Items:
    Board Book
    9x9 Memory Showcase

    Rubber Brayer
    Soft Set Eyelet Tool
    Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches

    8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock:
    Colonial White
    White Daisy
    My Acrylix Stamp Sets:
    A Hop
    A Little Buzz
    A Little Everything
    A Love
    A Paisley
    A Posey
    Adorning Corners
    Always In My Heart
    Around The Block
    Baby Love
    Backgrounds & Borders
    Beary Best
    Beary Busy
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Beautiful Things
    Believe In Your Dreams
    Birthday Blast
    Birthday Boy
    Bless This Nest
    Blooming Layers
    Bon Appetit
    Bunny Love
    Campin' Fever
    Catching Waves
    Cherished Flourishes
    Circle Around
    Circle of Love
    Circle Together
    Cupcake Sprinkles
    Down By The Sea
    Dream Big
    Dreams Come True
    Enjoy Every Moment
    Extreme Happiness
    Family Ties - Adult
    Family Ties - Children
    Family Ties - Pet
    Fill In The Blank
    Flower Pot
    For Every Occasion
    Friendship Blessings
    From My Heart
    Fun Times
    Happy Holidays
    Happy Moments
    His and Hers
    Hot Diggity
    In The Month Of April
    In The Month Of February
    In The Month Of July
    In The Month Of June
    In The Month Of March
    In The Month Of May
    It's A Zoo
    Just For Boys
    Just For Girls
    Just The Ticket
    Kanji Phrases
    Let's Go Camping
    Little Princess
    Love Always
    Love Birds
    Love Ya
    Magic Tabs
    Makin' Waves
    Ms. Chillin'
    Ms. Scrapbook
    Notice The Details
    One Of A Kind
    On The Edge
    On This Day
    Over The Rainbow
    Paisley Praise
    Piece of Cake
    Play Day
    Post Card - Travel Series
    Precious Love
    Priceless Love
    Recipe Box
    Retro Tech
    Royal Birth
    Salutation Seals
    Shining Star
    So Lucky
    Soul Mate
    Star Power
    Summer Breeze
    Summer Days
    Sweet Baby
    Take Luck
    Tasty Treats
    Tea Time
    Thank You
    Thrill Ride
    Two-Step Backgrounds
    You Did It
    You Rock
    You're Great
    You're Sweet


    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',


    UPDATED Retreat info!!! Hope to see you there! : - )

    Just wanted to share the news with you all!!! I want to get my retreats announced so you can start planning to join us for a fun girls weekend!

    2012 Retreat Schedule Updates!!

    The INTRODUCTORY cost is $185 for 5PM Friday- 3PM Sunday, which includes meals, lodging and of course a fabulous crop space consisting of a 5-foot table, comfy office chair, large craft mat, scrap-ma-bob drink caddy and an Ott Lite! Thursday add-on days are $40. Retreat deposits are $50 and final balance is due 30 days prior to retreat date. RSVP and secure your spots NOW to take advantage of the INTRODUCTORY cost!!!

    Be sure to check the website ( regularly as they will continually be updating the pictures and information about the fabulous new amenities they've been adding to make this the retreat that can't be beat!

    Here are the Upcoming Retreats I will be hosting, contact me to RSVP or for any questions!
    For those of you who plan to attend  multiple retreats, contact me about specials!!

    ***2-5 February - only 7 spots remaining - was able to secure 5 more! YAY!!!***
    3-6 May - National Scrapbooking Day Weekend!
    26-29 July
    18-21 October
    ***6-9 December - New Date added***

    More dates will be added as they are set! I am soooo looking forward to adding this newest adventure for us all! Can't wait to have a fun girls weekend with you!!!

    Happy Scrappin' and Stampin',