Monday, August 31, 2015

Monthly Rewards Club!

Join my Monthly Rewards Club!  Receive FREE Products and Perks!

Thank you for your interest in my Monthly Rewards Club!  Each member of the Rewards Club commits for a 5 month period to make a minimum purchase of $30 in any product (plus tax/shipping) each month and during one month of club gets FREE product rewards!  You can be long distance or local as items will be shipped to your house!  You can join alone or with a group of friends! 

-        Each person will be Hostess once during each club session!
-        You will get a minimum of $25 in free products!
-        When sales hit $250 or more, you get a half off item AND $40 in rewards!

-        5 months with 5 people
-        $30 purchase each month (plus tax/shipping – generally $4.95)

-        Each month you’ll receive for FREE the layout instructions and Cricut Explore Files I’ve created to make my Layout Class!
-        Kits are announced in advance and the coordinated items will save you time and money with a complete shopping list to make it easy!
-        You’ll USE what you buy each month – no more stash to hide or store!
-        All orders are placed online and shipped directly to you for just $4.95 (up to 10lb)!
-        Not a scrapper?  No worries!  You can purchase ANY of our products and create your own artwork while STILL getting rewards!

Q:  What if I don’t like the kit of the month?
A:  Then pick any other product that tickles your fancy!  We have lots of cardstock, stamps, accessories, inks, tools and more to order.  You can also get any of my previous kits as long as the papers are still available!
Q:  What if I’m not a scrapper?
A:  I love making cards so you’ll get lots of inspiration from my blog throughout the month for that too!  You are welcome to get just the monthly Cricut Explore cardmaking file instead of the layout files too!
We also have a big line of home d├ęcor and even jewelry Base and Bling that you can get plus still get rewarded by being in a club!

This club is all about buying on a budget and getting FREE rewards for your consistency and loyalty!  I love Close to my Heart products, creating beautiful artwork and maximizing every crafty dollar you spend!

Join Today! 
-        You can contact me by phone at (425) 260-6965
-        E-mail me at

-        PM me at

Monday, August 24, 2015

Artistry Octopus Card - Getting Ready for Senior Year with Heart2Heart Challenges!

This week I'm the Hostess with the Most-est over at Heart2Heart Challenges for the "Working 9-5" challenge!  It's always a blast getting a sneak preview of what the Design Team has created for the week's challenge!

I'm sharing a fun octopus card I made for my son who is starting his senior year or high school in less that two weeks!  He is looking at studying Marine Biology when he goes to college so I immediately thought of the ADORABLE octopus on our new CTMH Artistry cartridge!

Once I got him on the paper I just had to give him some school appropriate things to hold - can you believe how tiny I was able to get the letter on the notebook? The tiny smart phone totally cracks me up too!  All his little accessories with the exception of the notebook (Artbooking I think) come from our new Artistry cartridge.  If you don't have this one yet you NEED to get it - it is just too cool!  I can't wait to give this to him right before school starts!

Stay crafty my friends and make something beautiful today!


Friday, August 14, 2015

Zoe 10 Page Scrap Class - Friday, 11th September - Long Distance Explore and Consultant Files available!

When:  Friday, 11th September 7-9:30PM
Cost:  FREE with materials purchase 
Where:  Paige's House in Snoqualmie, WA
Please purchase your materials by August 31 to ensure your order arrives in time for class!
Questions?  Send me a note at

Materials to purchase for class - click these links to purchase:

All inks and tools will be provided during local class for stamping and assembly.  Bring your own adhesives, foam tape and basic tool kit with scissors.

Come join me for a fabulous and fun Zoe 10 Layout class!  This will be one of the easiest 10 layout classes we've ever done - you cut 6 sheets of patterned paper while my Cricut Explore does the bulk of the work cutting 11 sheets of cardstock to complete your layouts.  Simply stack your layout numbered pieces on the 12x12 bases and assemble!

The class is FREE with materials purchase! 
CTMH consultants can purchase class guides with Explore DS cutting files for just $10!  Contact me at for PayPal payment - word file and cutting file sent upon payment.

For Long Distance customers who own an Explore and the CTMH Artistry cartridge and for CTMH Consultants doing classes, this is how EASY it is to follow the instructions for this layout class!  Each of the patterned papers will have a full cutting diagram noting direction of papers if necessary as well as first cut and second cuts if necessary.  You'll get access to a Design Space file which has each of the 11 sheets of cardstock  - simply load each piece as indicated and as the Explore finishes the cuts, follow the numbered sheets to separate each cut into its layout group!  Easy as can be!  Simple instructions for assembly are also included in your word file.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ticket to Ride - Heart 2 Heart Challenges

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges is called "Ticket to Ride". When I started thinking about this challenge I focused on a big drive we have coming up - taking my daughter back to college. After an incredibly fun and enjoyable summer home the time has come for me to take my girl back to school (giant Mommy tears being wiped off my keyboard). 
With the exception of the curvy arrow and the school house, all other pieces were cut from our new Artistry cartridge!  The font on this cartridge is just AWESOME for cutting tiny little letters into things - some of the letters in the word Sophomore are an eighth of an inch!
This card is kind of a map from our house to Pullman going through the Cascade Mountains and driving the curvy roads in the palouse. I'll give it to her just before as I say goodbye at the dorms so we can tell her one more time how proud we are of the amazing young woman she is and that we are looking forward to a fabulous Sophomore year for her at Washing State!  Go Cougs!

I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and create your own interpretation of "Ticket to Ride"!

Stay crafty my friends!


Products Used in this Card:
Wanderful Paper Pack (Blue mountains)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Zoe 7 Card Class - Thursday, 7th August

Come join me and make 7 beautiful shimmery cards with our new Zoe paper pack and our Framed August Stamp of the Month!

When:  Thursday, 20th August 7-9PM
Where:  Paige's House in Snoqualmie 
Cost:  $15 
Bring:  Adhesive for card making and pop dots.  If you have a .5 Journaling Pen bring it too!
RSVP:  to

Class Description:
Each person will receive a kit that contains each of the 7 cards individually bagged up and ready to assemble.  There is no cutting required!  Simply stamp and assemble for a night full of crafty fun!  

If you can't make the local class, you can pick up your pre-paid kit at your convenience or I can ship pre-cut and pre-stamped kits long distance for $6 USPS Flat Rate.  

Explore Users and CTMH Consultants:  You can purchase the 7 card Zoe DS Cut file from me for $5 (Uses Artistry and Artfully Sent).  This file uses Zoe Bulk for all cards except the bonus card.  I'll send separate instructions for how to create the starburst card using a paper trimmer.  To purchase this option send a note to

Here are close ups of this lovely sparkly set!

Bonus Card!

I hope you'll be able to join me for a wonderful fun night of card making!  


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - BRAND NEW CTMH CARTRIDGE!

Welcome to the Artistry Blog Hop!  I am THRILLED to introduce you to the newest CTMH cart called Artistry which is filled to the brim with icons, banners, detailed sentiments, overlays and more! If you've come here from Melinda's Blog you are on the right track! 

Today I'm sharing something a little bit different and hopefully as funny to you all as my family found it.  My college girl had a cruddy start to her day today so when I sat down to create for this blog hop I decided to make her a card to cheer her up.  Let's face it, not every day is sunshine and roses and sometimes we need cards for those rough days too!
I've used the font from the new Artistry cartridge as well as the topping to this coffee image. I'm not sure if its because it's sparkly or because of the eyes but I just can't help laughing at this one.
The font on this new cartridge is AWESOME for making cards and layouts with negative cuts.  It is designed to have open holes in the letters so you don't have to save little bits and pieces from your mats to insert back into your letters. The font alone on the Artistry cartridge makes it a must have to me!
Remember, now with Artistry you can order the physical cartridge through me for $99 OR you can get a Digital Download code bundle for just $79!  Both bundles come with the same 3 fabulous D size stamp sets PLUS a package of our new Enchantment Palette Cardstock  - $68.35 in total of add ons!  That is like getting the digital cartridge for as low as $10.35!!!  If you mainly use CCR or DS then this is a great way to go!  You can see all the fun images on a blog post and video I made by clicking here.

Ready to order your copy?  I know you'll love it! Shop my store here:

Other CTMH products used on this card:

Now hop on over to my sweet friend Darlys Recker's Blog and see what she has created for us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for supporting my Close to my Heart business!  Your sweet comments and product orders are what keep me creating!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Framed

Welcome to the August SOTM Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring the extremely useful Framed stamp set.  This set has three fab frames and 9 different sentiments. If you've come here from Jilena's blog you are on the right track.  This hop is one big circle so eventually you'll come back here but if you happen to get lost along the way the complete listing of participating CTMH Consultant bloggers is available HERE.

Both the beautiful frame shape and the sweet mason jar filled with flowers are on our latest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Artistry!  This wonderful cartridge is full of icons, sentiments, banners, frames and overlays - almost like an Art Philosophy 2.0! You can see the images on the cart by clicking HERE.

 If the papers look new too it's because they are!  Our Zoe paper pack will bridge August until the new Idea Book is released in September.  The cartridge and papers JUST became available to order today August 1 so you can check them out on my website:

When you purchase the new cartridge you'll also be able to get the August SOTM for just $5!  While the shapes aren't circled on the set it DOES coordinate with Artistry cuts at the following sizes:
Now hop on over to Carol's blog and see what she has created to share with us today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Artistry - Brand New CTMH Cartridge - see the images HERE!

CTMH just unveiled their latest Cricut offering at the 2015 Convention and I was THRILLED to get my hands on it!  This cartridge is full of icons, detailed sentiment cuts, banners, shapes and more!  It's almost like an Art Philosophy 2.0 cartridge - chock full of all kinds of useful shapes, icons, banners and phrases!
Shop NOW at:

What's New with this Cartridge:
1.  The physical cartridge comes with the brand new Enchantment Palette Color cardstock (we used to do White Daisy) plus three awesome D size stamp sets for $99!
2.  You can now do a DOWNLOAD CODE bundle for just $79!  You'll get a code for the cart PLUS the Enchantment Cardstock and the same D size sets but save $20!  Ladies - the stamps and cardstock ALONE are worth $68.35 so its like you are paying $10.65 for this cartridge!
3.  The August SOTM does coordinate with the cartridge!  In my video I'll show you the sizes and the page numbers for each cut PLUS I'll post a photo in a blog post later today featuring the August SOTM with the stamp cuts.

If you are like me, the black and white images of the handbook just don't do it justice so here is a quick video I did showing the handbook page by page.  Don't worry, if you like just the black and white images you can see that too at the bottom of the post!  

If you are receiving this via e-mail you won't see the video unless you click out to the title of this post and visit my blog.  It's worth it so come visit!

Here is the link to the handbook so you can see the images and fall in love! 

Are you as excited as I am?  YAY!  If you have any questions you can contact me at  If you'd like to set up a party ($150 level gets rewards and $250 gets a half off item) let me know as I'm happy to help get you going with that too!

Shop today at:

Thanks so much for supporting my business!  I hope you enjoyed the video!


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