Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Special!

As a way of showing my gratitude to you for your business, I am having a Black Friday (and Saturday and Sunday!) Special!  From Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25  you can choose a FREE ink pad, Complements or My Stickease of your choice with any order of $35 or more.  And remember, during the month of November you can get any stamp set for 50% off when you place a $50 order along with the Stamp of the Month.  Plus, Close to My Heart will donate $1 to the Red Cross efforts on the East Coast.  It’s a Win/Win situation!  Just send me an e-mail (I’ll be out shopping on Friday J) anytime Friday through Sunday to take advantage of this great offer!  And be sure to let me know what you want for your free product!
Guess what?  Your friends and family can also take advantage of this offer to shop for themselves or for your Christmas gift! Tell your loved ones what you want and have them e-mail me!  I will wrap and deliver all in-town gifts – out-of-town orders will be sent directly to the person.  Make sure they give me their contact information so we can arrange payment and delivery.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hi Guys!  Sorry for my long absence, but I am now back from the annual Close to My Heart convention and ready to share some new workshops, clubs and programs that I have coming up!
I am really excited to tell you about my new Refer a Friend challenge that I have for you.


How would you like to earn FREE product for referring your friends to my business?  Starting August 15th – September 30th I am having a Refer a Friend promotion and would LOVE to give some AWESOME NEW products away from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book & Catalog for those who help me out!

How will it work?  I will send you 5 of my Business Cards along with a customer care card for your friend to fill out.  For each customer care card that you send back to me with a $25 order from a new contact between August 15th and September 30th, I will reward YOU with a Stamp Pad or Marker Set.  If you send back ALL 5 customer care cards with orders totaling a minimum of $150, I reward you with $25 in Select product!!  Want even MORE FREE product?  The higher the orders the more FREE products you are rewarded.

BUT WAIT!!  There’s MORE!  The rewards do NOT stop there!  For EACH friend that hosts a FREE Card/Scrapbook Class August 15th - September 30th, I will reward YOU with a FREE Paper Packet of your choice when the Class is held! 

WHY STOP THERE!  When one of your friends joins my team “Stamping Our Stories”, I will reward you with a FREE WOTG kit of your choice when they reach their first Straight to the Top goal.

To help you earn MORE FREE product, Close to my Heart is holding a promotion of their own August 15th-September 30th!!  When you purchase $35 in products, you will receive a DOUBLE Stamp Set (retail $35.90) for JUST $5!!  

Want to participate?  E-mail your name and address to and I will send you 5 business cards.  Think you can get MORE referrals?  I will send you as many business cards as you would like!

Questions?  Call me at 402 359-1526 or e-mail me at

Friday, June 1, 2012

STAMPAGANZA is back!!!!

That's Right!  During the month of June you get one stamp set FREE when you purchase any two stamp sets! 
The free stamp set has to be of equal or lesser value to the purchased sets - so you can purchase two D-size sets and get a FREE D, C, B or A size set for FREE!  Or, make the most of the offer and purchase two E-size alphabet sets and get a third for FREE!  That's a savings of $29.95!  Plus, when you make a $50 purchase you can get the ADORABLE Life is Tweet Stamp of the Month for just $5!
With this great special going on, it's a great time to host a party and get even more products for FREE!
Contact me soon to schedule your date!
Also, don't forget that the following paper packets and Complements will be retired as of  August 1st:  Footloose, Lucy, Superhero and Cruisin'. Order yours today!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May Workshops
Dads and Grads Card Workshop

Friday, May 11 – 1:00 PM (new time!) and 7:00 PM

You will make 4 cards suitable for Father’s Day, Graduation, Birthdays or All Occasion for just $10/ $8 for Stamp Club members.  If there is a particular card that you need more than one of, just let me know.  Each additional card is just $2!  Please RSVP by Thursday, May 10.

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking Workshop
Monday, May 21 – 6:30-8:30 PM
Bring your laptop and create a Studio J layout right along with me.  There is no charge for this class until you order your layout!  Please RSVP by Friday, May 18.

Footloose Six Layout Workshop (rescheduled date!)

Tuesday, May 29 – 6:30-9:30 PM

This paper packet will be retired in August, so come and get six layouts done and ready for all of your summer pictures!
Your $48 workshop fee includes:
          2 Footloose Paper Packets
          16 Extra sheets of Cardstock
          Seaside Wooden Shapes
          Footloose Complements
          Durables Studs
If you are not interested in the accessories, the workshop fee is $38.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 15 so I can order your materials for you!

Life is Tweet Card Workshop

Saturday, June 2 9:00-11:00 AM OR Tuesday, June 19 6:30-9:30 PM
You will make 10 cards and an adorable box for the cards and envelopes.
The $25 workshop fee includes the following:
10 Cards and Envelopes
Florentine Paper Packet
Olive Mini-Medley Accents
30” Color Ready Seam Binding
Please RSVP by May 23 for the first class and June 9 for the second class.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dads and Grads Card Workshop

Do you need a special Father's Day Card for that special Dad in your life?
Are you looking for a unique Graduation card for that lucky graduate?
Join us for the Dads and Grads Card Workshop on Friday, May 11 from 7-9 PM!
You will make 4 cards for just $10/ $8 for Stamp Club members.

Would you like to make more than one of a particular card?  Each additional card you make is just $2 a card (after the initial purchase of the set of 4) - you can't buy cards for that at the store.  Plus these will be unique and have that homemade touch!  Talk about caring enough to send the very best!
Of course, these cards don't have to be used for just Father's Day or Graduation - you can use them for Birthdays, Retirement, Congratulations or just to say Hello!
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 10 so I can have all of your materials ready for you.

And, don't forget that the "Life is Tweet" card workshop is coming up on Saturday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 19.  See the Upcoming Events page for more information on those workshops.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking

Have you tried Studio J Digital Scrapbooking yet?  If not, you should!  It is so easy to make beautiful layouts with just your computer and the internet!  Are you afraid that your layouts will look flat and un-embellished?  Not with Studio J!  You can add brads, buttons, ribbon, stitching, stickers - just about everything that you can put on a classic layout.  Plus, you don't have to get out all of your supplies every time you want to scrapbook!

Now, I do love to do classic scrapbooking - all the paper and embellishments really call to me.  But there are lots of things that I absolutely LOVE about Studio J!

  • There are times that I am going to a crop and don't have time to get my paper, embellishments and pictures all together. So, I just make sure that where I'm going has wireless internet and I grab my laptop and go!
  • I don't have to think about what size I am going to print off my pictures.  With Studio J I can just drag my picture to a photo well and it automatically resizes the pictures to fit that well - whether it be a 3x3 photo well or an 8x10 photo well.
  • I can get a lot of variety on my pages without having to invest in a lot of supplies!  With Studio J you have access to so many of the Close to My Heart paper packets and embellishments - both current and retired!
  • I can order multiple copies of my layouts.  That way if I want to make up an album for the grandparents I can make the layout once and then just order 2 copies of it (or 3 if I want one, too!).  I did this a couple of years ago for Christmas presents for the grandparents and they LOVED their albums!  I would have never gotten two albums of classic layouts done in time for Christmas!
Are you sold yet?  If you would like to try Studio J, you can either come to my class on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 PM (RSVP by tomorrow, please!) or just go to my website at and play around with it.  There is no charge to you until you are ready to order your layouts.

For the class that I am doing, we will be making two layouts.  One will use the Pemberley My Reflections kit and the other will use the Cruisin' My Reflections kit.  You will need to bring a laptop to create your projects on, and it is helpful if you could have your pictures loaded into a file that you can just upload into Studio J.

Not sure yet about Digital Scrapbooking?  Come to the class and see what it's all about! Or, check out the Footloose 6-layout class that I am doing on May 9.  Just let me know soon if you plan to attend either one!

Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Welcome to my new blog!  You can come here to see what I've been creating with all of my fantastic Close to My Heart products.  I will also showcase new products and special promotions, plus tell you about opportunities to create with me.
I'm still trying to figure out how this all works, so I hope you will bear with me (and I'm open to a few pointers, too!)
The first Close to My Heart promotion that I want to let you know about is the National Scrapbooking Month Dotty for You paper packet.  This paper packet includes 24 sheets of Background & Texture paper - 2 sheets each of 12 designs.  You can view the designs on the sidebar or at my website -  The Dotty for You paper packet can be purchased for the retail value of $19.95 or for just $5 with a $35 purchase!
Here is a layout that I made with this fun paper and the April Stamp of the Month "You Are...".
Monday, April 30              6:30-8:30 PM
Studio J Class - Come and find out how Studio J Digital Scrapbooking works!  You will need to bring a laptop so you can practice along with me and create two layouts of your own.  There will be no charge for this class unless you decide to print your layouts.
RSVP by Friday, April 27.

Tuesday, May 1 or
Monday, May 7               6:30-9:00 PM
Superhero Workshop on the Go- You will need to purchase either the Superhero Workshop on the Go kit or the Superhero paper packet and some accessories.  Then just come to the class and make two layouts using your products.
Kits must be ordered by April 17.

Wednesday, May 9                 6:00-9:00 PM
Footloose Six Layout Workshop- Get ready for all of those summer pictures by making six two-page layouts!
Your $48 workshop fee includes:
2 Footloose Paper Packets
Extra Cardstock
Seaside Wooden Shapes
Footloose Complements
Durables Studs

If you don't want to make the layouts look beachy, just take off the accessories and your kit is just $38!
Order your materials by April 27.

Friday, May 11            7:00-9:00 PM
May Card Class - Details coming soon

Monday, May 21          6:30-8:30 PM
Studio J Class- Come and learn more techniques with Studio J Digital Scrapbooking.  You will need to bring a laptop so that you can practice along with me and create two layouts of your own.  There will be no charge for this class unless you decide to print your layouts.
RSVP by Friday, May 18

Saturday, June 2 9:00-11:30 AM or Tuesday, June 19 6:30-9:00 PM

Life is Tweet Card Class- You will make 10 cards and an adorable box for the cards and envelopes.
The $25 workshop fee includes the following:
10 Cards and Envelopes
Florentine paper packet (I will cut all of your pieces for you and you take the rest of the paper home!)
Olive Mini-Medley Accents
30" Color Ready Seam Binding
Materials need to be ordered by May 23 for the first date and June 9 for the second date.