Sunday, December 16, 2018

Everyday Life Album

I created another Everyday Life album using one of our fun workshops that is available right now.  This is another Important Things album, but this time I followed the workshop guide and then did my own thing with the journaling.  I absolutely love the bright and bold colors in this album and thought it was perfect to record the memories from the Operation Smile mission in Bolivia.


I would love for you to get your hands on this book, and I am willing to do the cutting for you.  All you have to do is add your journaling and photos.  It's that IMPORTANT to me that you record your memories!

I have just five of these kits available, and they will ship the week after Christmas.  You can order the workshop with or without the album.  Here is the breakdown for you:

Kit without Everyday Life Album and Black & White Dots ($30.00 plus an additional $7 shipping):
  • Important Things Bundle (Pre-Cut Paper, Die-Cut Title, Hearts & Stars, 4 Flip Flaps, and 9 Memory Protectors)
  • Perfectly Imperfect Picture My Life Cards
  • Black & White Washi Tape
Kit with Everyday Life Album and Black & White Dots ($55 with FREE shipping):
  • Important Things Bundle (Pre-Cut Paper, Die-Cut Title, Hearts & Stars, 4 Flip Flaps, and 9 Memory Protectors)
  • Perfectly Imperfect Picture My Life Cards
  • Black & White Washi Tape
  • Black & White Dots
  • Black Everyday Life Album

This would be a wonderful album to have in the New Year!


Everyday Life Album

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Specials and Earn Reindeer Bucks in December!


I love this time of the year, and I love Reindeer Bucks!!  I also love giving you a little something back for all of the orders you place with me throughout the year.  

Now be sure to read this all the way through so that you can see what other specials and FREE items are available from me and Close To My Heart in December!

  • If you spend $50 on an order during the month of December, you will receive a FREE roll of ribbon from me!  That sweetens the deal even more, don't you think?  I love adding ribbon as an embellishment on my projects!  You can also add the Stamp of the Month for just $5!
  • If you spend $100 on an order during the month of December, you will also receive a FREE Shimmer Brush!  I love adding shimmer to my projects, and I use these so often with re-inkers to color different stamped images and even die-cuts!

Now, let me tell you about the Close To My Heart 
specials in December!

Story Starter Special


Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter—a fun 4" x 4" workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love! Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 25% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%!

The individual mini album kits are just $11.95 in December!!

You'll want to watch my Facebook page this month as I share examples of how to use this mini album.  My recent book highlights the ornaments on our Christmas tree!

Stamp of the Month

Candy Cane Alphabet is sweet and so much fun!!  You are going to love using this on your Christmas pages!!  You can't beat the price - $5 with a $50 order.

December is a GREAT month to shop for Christmas gifts, and I would love to help you find that perfect gift for friends and family!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

December Daily Prompts

If you ordered the Days of December Mini Album, I wanted you to have a list of prompts to fill your album.  I will be doing this album right along with you!




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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Oh What Fun Scrapbook Workshop

Oh What Fun is really a lot of fun!!  Take a look at the layouts, and you'll see a surprise in the third layout.  I think you'll like it!

This layout could be used for any winter event.  Perhaps it's a Christmas party, a day baking cookies, or shopping with the girls.


This is a perfectly wonderful, whimsical, and magical layout for those first moments on Christmas morning.  It's so much fun!!


And this is going to bring you right into your Valentine's Day memories.  I think you are really going to love having this one with the gradient pinks, polka dots, and hearts!


This workshop kit is $40 (plus shipping) and includes:
  • Pre-Cut Oh What Fun Paper Packet (the extras are yours!)
  • 12 Sugar Plum Glitter Snowflakes
  • 5 White Glitter Hearts and 5 outline White Glitter Hearts
  • My Valentine Cricut Cut
  • Oh What Fun Complements
  • Raspberry Twine
  • 1 Sheet of Sugar Plum Glitter Gems
  • Photo Place Holders
  • Photo Directions
I will be mailing the kits the first week of December!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seasons Mix-Ins Scrapbook Workshop Kit - SOLD OUT

I love the Season's Mix-Ins.  The remind me a lot of our retired Fundamentals, and I think the patterns allow wonderful design!  

I designed this exclusive workshop to show a few different uses for the Mix-Ins.  Trust me - there is so much more that can be done with these six sheets of paper!

This workshop is 3 layouts and the cost is $35 shipped to you.
(I have limited quantities of this workshop.)




The $35 workshop includes:
  • Pre-Cut Seasons Mix-Ins paper and cardstock
  • All Cricut Cuts - cardstock and white glitter paper
  • Pre-Stamped Images
  • Full package of Mink Twine
  • Full package of Black and White Dots
  • Color Instructions

(Note to Consultants:  I will not be creating a cutting guide for this workshop.)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Days of December Mini Album

I love recording my December Daily memories, and I was thrilled when I saw a Days of December special!  What a perfect way to tell my family's story next month.


Here is my cover page:


To see all the pages, click HERE and click on the Days of December Workshop Instructions.  When you look there, you will see how easy the instructions are, too!

There are two kits you can order from me:

KIT #1:
  • Days of December Workshop Bundle (includes Tis the Season paper, cardstock, and Memory Protectors
  • Picture My Life - Christmas List cards
  • Tis the Season Complements
  • White and Gold Skinny Ribbon
KIT #2:
  • Everything in Kit #1
  • Everyday Life Album 

When you order one of the kits, you will receive a thank you gift from me that includes:

31 Gold Embossed Ribbons
31 White Daisy Circles
31 Gold Foil Circles
Die-Cut Numbers

You will not have to cut the circles or stamp the numbers for the days.  This will make the album so easy for you to put together, and aren't they a nice touch?
I am anxious for you to record your memories this way!


Click the button below to order the kit you would like.  I will order it immediately and ship it directly to you from Close To My Heart.   You'll receive a package from me right away, too, so that you can get started.


Days of December
On November 30th, I will post a list of daily prompts for December for you.  
I think it's going to be a fun month!!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018



On May 1st of 2011, I decided to become a Close To My Heart consultant.   I would never have guessed that decision  - that one single opportunity - would change my life so very, very much!

Let me tell you some things about being a Close To My Heart consultant.  Usually people want to know what the discount is (a generous 22%) or the minimums (a low $300 per quarter), but today I want to tell you about some of the other things I love about being a Close To My Heart consultant.

I love teaching my customers, and I love what they add to my life.  Our business changes all the time, and I like that I can adjust my classes and crops to meet the needs of my customers.  Isn't that a great thing?!  Our product is so easy to work with, and it all matches so well.  My customers love this!

I have these people in my life, and I call them my Rose Blossoms team.  These women mean the world to me.  I am not just their leader, but I consider them to be my dear friends.  Each one of them holds a special place in my heart and for so many different reasons.  I love guiding them in their journeys with Close To My Heart, and I am overjoyed when they are successful!

I can't even express how thankful I am that we are (and always have been) a debt-free company.  I have security in knowing that we are going to be around a very, very long time!  Jeanette Lynton had a dream, and she has stayed true to that vision for 36 years!

The Home Office at Close To My Heart is filled with talented people that work hard every day to bring us world class product and new ideas.  With each new Idea Book, I see their tireless devotion to us as Consultants and their careful attention to make sure that we have the product we need to bring to you.  What a joy it is to be heard and to have our needs met in so many ways!

I love that I get to take my husband on a trip every year because my hard work is rewarded.  Over the last seven years we have been to the Southern and Eastern Caribbean, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Puerto Vallarta.  This year, I took our son with me to Thailand!  These are trips we could never take on our own.  What an honor it is to work hard and earn the privilege of a free trip for two.  Next year we will be going on a Western Caribbean cruise.  We have always wanted to go to Honduras and Belize!

I am a full-time consultant, and I am so thankful that Close To My Heart helps me earn an income that contributes to our household.  At the same time, my job provides flexibility so that I can be available for my family.  On the flip side, you can do what fits into your life when you have a Close To My Heart business.   So if a discount or a earning the income to pay for your purchases is what you'd like, you can do that, too!

This opportunity sure has changed my life!

Are you looking for an opportunity that could change your life?

Visit my website to learn more about being a Consultant.  And as long as you are there, why not sign up?  What have you got to lose?  It's a great place to be with such a great future!


This month, when sign up for $75, you will receive $75 back in CTMH cash!  You can personalize what you want by ordering the stamps, inks, and papers you like!  This special ends on November 30th, so you don't want to delay!

Ask yourself this....



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