Welcome to my Close to My Heart business blog! I hope to keep everyone informed and up-to-date on events and products, as well as inspire you to start or keep up with your scrapbooking. I also dabble in card making so you may see some project ideas associated with that but scrapbooking is my passion. Feel free to email me about anything you see on my blog. I love to help and teach so I hope to have the opportunity to do that for you! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I'm giving away a $50 Close To My Heart Gift Certificate!
*This gift certificate is only valid to use through my personal business*

Entry to the giveaway is eligible only to residents of the US and Canada.
The giveaway is open until 11:59 PM, Saturday, September 11.
The winner will be selected via random draw and emailed/posted on Monday, September 13th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me or I'll chose a new winner.
In order to win, you must provide a valid email address. If you're unaware of rules of giveaways, for each comment you write below, you will have one entry into the giveaway. Please only comment to enter the giveaway, not to discuss other things.
For each of the eligible ways to enter the giveaway, please post a separate comment. If you don't post a separate comment for each entry, you will only get entered once.
If you've already done one of the things in the past (like you're already a subscriber), you may still enter for each of these parameters.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Go to my website and tell me what item you'd put on your wish list or what your favorite product is. Required for entry to the giveaway. (1 entry)
2. Do you currently scrap or stamp? If so, give yourself 2 entries.
3. If you are a current customer, give yourself 4 entries.
4. If you place an online order today, give yourself 3 entries.
5. If you want to scrap or stamp but need help getting started give yourself one entry (and email me).
6. Subscribe to my feed. (1 entry)
7. Follow me on twitter. (1 entry)
8. Like me on Facebook. If you already do post something on the wall(1 entry)
9. Become my fan on Facebook. (1 entry)
10. Become a fan of Close To My Heart on Facebook. (1 entry)
11. Become a Google Follower (publicly). (1 entry)
12. Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry per tweet, maximum 10 tweets.)
13. Post about this giveaway on your blog or a message board- post links to posts here. (3 entries per post.)
14. Host a FREE Workshop for you and up to 6 friends (5entries)
15. Attend my Idea Book Kickoff on Sept 9th (5 entries)

Good luck! Hope you win!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rescheduled the Idea Book Kickoff!

My mother was hospitalized earlier this week and I haven't had too much time to put together all I planned to for the Idea Book Kick Off Party. I have rescheduled this to the 9th of September here at my home in Spotsylvania. I hope to see more people here with this date change. Get the kiddos off to school or preschool and head over here to play with some of Close To My Heart's latest and greatest products! There is no purchase necessary but when you're done hopefully you will be inspired to preserve your memories. If you're new to scrapbooking I can help you with that as well.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fall/Winter 2010 Idea Book Kickoff!

Join me in the unveiling of the Fall/Winter 2010 Idea Book! I'm planning to showcase some of the new products, drawings &  giveaways, and sign ups for workshops and events. You can even make a little project with new products to take home with you!

August 30th  at 10am til 12pm- My home in Spotsylvania- Email me to RSVP

Ways to earn entries in the drawing:
Place an order of $50 or more for 10 tickets
Book a Gathering in your home in Oct or Nov for 5 tickets
Bring a friend to the Kickoff for 5 tickets
Sign up for my next workshop for 3 tickets
Tell me what your favorite new Fall/Winter product is for 2 tickets
Just for showing up 1 ticket

Mystery Hostess!

Who wants FREE stuff? Place an order and have a chance at being the hostess! All orders need to be submitted via email by 5pm on Saturday, August 21st. The hostess will be chosen (Riley is picking a name out of a hat) and announced/contacted Saturday night if I don't get a response back in 48 hours a new hostess will be chosen. Good luck and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Updates! Good and Sad news....

Sad news first....

Even though the Autumn/Winter Idea Book advertises the Aspen and Bella My Reflection Paper Packs they are no longer available. They sold out on the first day of the "$2, $4, $6 for 8 Sale"

Good news now...

The Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book is ready and waiting! This catalog and the new products in it go live on September 1st. So, if you aren't currently in my Hostess Club let me know if you want a new Idea Book! If you are interested in joining a Hostess Club or want more information about Hostess Club let me know!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Constant Campaign--$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!

We want to show how much we appreciate you! And to do so, we are bringing a Constant Campaign with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From August 4 at 9 am (MDT) through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on my website (all prices are US and CAN).

Here's a list of what is included in the sale.

Many of the items on the first page are retired and have been for longer than I have been a consultant. Get them while the gettin' is good! This is a great way to stock up on your papers!