Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop is Something Splendid

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's Stamp of the Month, which is "D1424 Something Splendid" a set of 13 stamps.

If you have come here from Mary's Blog, you are on the right path! When you reach the end of my post you will continue hopping along from the link posted for you.

This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. Hopping along with us is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my card creation, I used the cardmaker's how-to recipe book, "Originals" cardmaking how-to program and followed the pattern called, Lucky Three. The how-to programs from Close to My Heart are such great time-savers for me. The programs really do make my projects come together: "Faster. Simpler. Easier."  In September, there will be the debut of a brand new how-to program for your scrapbooking called, "Magic."  I will have a new creation to share using that new recipe book just in time for the next hop.

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1424 Something Splendid, August's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Cherry-O Level 2 paper packet and Cherry-O Creative Basics
Cardstock: Tulip CS and Colonial White CS
Inks: Chocolate, Blush, and Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon and Chocolate Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon
Tools: "Originals" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponges, Sponge Daubers, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

With this stamp set I enjoyed the two-step stamping with the base and shade stamps that this set includes.  I've made a few different versions of this card so I could have different colored flowers.  This is the version I liked best with these Cherry-O and Cherry-O Creative Basics paper combo.  This flower base is stamped with Blush ink and the shade stamping was done with Chocolate ink.  I'd love to hear what you think.  I'll see about posting my other versions another day.

From this image below, you can see all of the 13 stamp images included in this stamp set. There are many great uses for this set, whether you use this on your handmade cards or add to your scrapbooking bag of tricks.  The sentiments included are:  "Enjoy Life," "Seize the Day," and "Something Splendid."  In the month of August, you can earn at a discount or even FREE! Ask me how!

Remember, the August stamp of the month is only available until August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

When visiting my website: you can also find great Close to My Heart scrapbooking and stamping supplies anytime you want, 24/7.

Now "Hop" on over to Kim's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see some great artwork!

The full list of everyone who will be participating this month and links to their blogs, if you need help hopping along with us, can be found in my prior post.

Thank you for hopping along with me!

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop List of Participants

Here is the list of the Close to My Heart consultants who are participating in the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop:

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Kimberly Smith
Georgia Hauglid
Debra Van Patten
Pamela O'Connor
Carol Loftus
Krista Ritskes
Melissa Laverty
Jenifer Benner
Susan Brooks
Wanda Riley
Jen Rubio
Shirley Ross
Chris Shouse
Terrie Dodd
Sylvia Jacquot
Caren Goldstein
Shannon Pelletier
Angela Tutton
Jill Lucas
Traci Godbee
Danielle Chapman
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Heuft
Nancy Brown
Shannon Buck
Lori Miller
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Cindy Leek
Laurie Newton
Katy Donaldson
Michelle Loncar
Mary Eisen
Misty Jackson
Dawn Ross
Kim O'Rear
Jody Gustafson
Kristie Herdener
Annette Green
Antoinette Herrin
Sheila Bennett
Jamia Bankhead
Alison Mullen
Carla Ironside
Amy Edwards
Judy Burger
Teri Baxter
Lori Brown
Beth Naumann
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Carol Horton

Jen Patrick
Melissa Burch
Melinda Everett
Carol Harris
Melissa Robinson
Wendy Fording
Andrea Ewen
Shelly Vaught

Jean McNulty
Cindy Appleman
Katherine Schmitt

Happy Hopping to you!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Customer Appreciation Sale Starts August 4th

 $2, $4, $6, for 8...It's YOU We Appreciate!

WOW!  This is going to be a monster of a sale with incredible savings heading your way starting August 4th at 11 a.m. eastern time.  You will see deals on Level 2 paper kits for $6, Level 1 kits for $4, and My Stickease for only $2!!!  Come & shop the deals starting August 4th on my website: !

Here is the rest of the details I sent out in my customer newsletter early today about this wonderful website-only customer appreciation paper sale:

Close to My Heart wants to show how much we appreciate you! And to do so, we are bringing a Customer Appreciation website-only special with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only.

From on August 4 at 11 am (eastern time) 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:

The deals are amazing and in order to bring them to you we will not be able to sell any of the item numbers from these items on Gathering, Individual, or EZ Invite® orders during the campaign. These items will also be unavailable for sale beginning August 2, at 12:01 am (MDT) in order to prepare for the sale.

You can combine sale items with the purchase of regular-priced items with your website order.

Your purchase of sale items (and regular-priced items) during the website sale does count toward the Stamp of the Month, so you can purchase that at a discount or even FREE during this sale.


This sale runs August 4 at 11 am (eastern)-August 11, 2010; and is while supplies last.
I will have the list of the Level 1, Level 2, and My Stickease that will be on sale posted on my blog soon, so check for that at:

That list is a much shorter list than the 2010 Retiring Products Listed I have just posted today, so please make note that each list is different.

Enjoy the fabulous deals on great paper kits and My Stickease!!! 

Again, that sale starts on August 4th at 11 a.m. and runs through August 11th or while supplies last.


$2, $4, $6 for 8…It's YOU We Appreciate! Constant Campaign*      
Item Number    Name     Price
X7045A    My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1     $4.00
X7045C     VintageTravel My Stickease     $2.00
X7056A    My Reflections Discovery Level 1     $4.00
X7060A    My Reflections Heirloom Level 1     $4.00
X7060B    My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7061A    My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 1     $4.00
X7061B    My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7061C    Floral Impressions My Stickease     $2.00
X7062A    My Reflections Laid Back Level 1     $4.00
X7069A    My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1     $4.00
X7069C    Just Chillin My Stickease     $2.00
X7070A    My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 1     $4.00
X7070B    My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7070C    Simple Pleasure My Stickease     $2.00
X7071A    My Reflections Best Friends Forever Level 1     $4.00
X7072A    My Reflections School Zone Level 1     $4.00
X7072C    School Zone My Stickease     $2.00
X7073A    My Reflections Abundance Level 1     $4.00
X7073B    My Reflections Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7073C    Abundance My Stickease     $2.00
X7075A    My Reflections More To Adore Level 1     $4.00
X7075B    My Reflections More To Adore Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7075C    More To Adore My Stickease     $2.00
X7076A    My Reflections Sonata Level 1     $6.00
X7076C    Sonata My Stickease     $2.00
X7077C    Sweet Harmony My Stickease     $2.00
X7078A    My Reflections Cutie Pie Level 1     $6.00
X7078C    Cutie Pie My Stickease     $2.00
X7079B    My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7079C    Rough n Tumble My Stickease     $2.00
X7080A    My Reflections Route 66 Level 1      $6.00
X7080C    Route 66 My Stickease     $2.00
X7081A    My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1     $4.00
X7081B    My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7081C    Majestic Blue My Stickease     $2.00
X7082A    My Reflections Expedition Level 1     $6.00
X7082C    Expedition My Stickease     $2.00
X7083A    My Reflections Let's Get Together Level 1     $6.00
X7084A    My Reflections Floral Tapestry Level 1      $6.00
X7085A    My Reflections Everlasting Level 1     $6.00
X7085B    My Reflections Everlasting Paper Packet      $6.00
X7085C    Everlasting My Stickease     $2.00
X7086A    My Reflections Caprice Level 1     $6.00
X7086B    My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7086C    Caprice My Stickease     $2.00
X7087A    My Reflections Enchanted Level 1     $6.00
X7087B    My Reflections Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7087C    Enchanted My Stickease     $2.00
X7088A    My Reflections Free Spirit Level 1     $4.00
X7088B    My Reflections Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7088C    Free Spirit My Stickease     $2.00
X7089A    My Reflections Lifes Delights Level 1     $4.00
X7089C    Life Delights My Stickease     $2.00
X7090A    My Reflections Silhouette Level 1     $4.00
X7090B    My Reflections Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7090C    Silhouette My Stickease     $2.00
X7091A    My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 1     $4.00
X7091B    My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7091C    it’s a Guy Thing My Stickease     $2.00
X7092A    My Reflections Good Times Level 1     $4.00
X7092B    My Reflections Good Times Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7092C    Good Times My Stickease     $2.00
X7093A    My Reflections Sweet Pea Level 1     $4.00
X7093C    Sweet Pea My Stickease      $2.00
X7094A    My Reflections Paper Garden Level 1     $4.00
X7094C    Paper Garden My Stickease     $2.00
X7095A    My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1      $4.00
X7095B    My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7095C    Boom-Di-Ada My Stickease     $2.00
X7096A    My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1      $4.00
X7096B    My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7096C    Blue Ribbon My Stickease     $2.00
X7097A    My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit     $4.00
X7097B    My Reflections Game On Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7097C    Game On My Stickease     $2.00
X7098A    My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit     $4.00
X7098B    My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7098C    Sarsaparilla My Stickease     $2.00
X7100A    My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1     $4.00
X7100B    My Reflections Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7100C    Perfect Day My Stickease     $2.00
X7101A    My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1     $4.00
X7101B    My Reflections Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7101C    Magic Moments My Stickease     $2.00
X7102A    My Reflections Notebook Level 1     $4.00
X7102B    My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet     $6.00
X7102C    Notebook My Stickease     $2.00
X7103A    My Reflections Aspen Level 1     $4.00
X7103B    My Reflections Aspen Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7103C    Aspen My Stickease     $2.00
X7104A    My Reflections Evensong Level 1     $4.00
X7104B    My Reflections Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7104C    Evensong My Stickease     $2.00
X7105A    My Reflection sEmporium Level 1     $4.00
X7105B    My Reflections Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7105C    Emporium My Stickease     $2.00
X7106A    My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1     $4.00
X7106B    My Reflections Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7106C    Unforgettable My Stickease     $2.00
X7107A    My Reflections That’s Amore Level 1     $4.00
X7107B    My Reflections That’s Amore Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7107C    That’s Amore My Stickease     $2.00
X7108A    My Reflections Daydream Level 1     $4.00
X7108B    My Reflections Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7108C    Daydream My Stickease     $2.00
X7109A    My Reflections Stardust Level 1     $4.00
X7109B    My Reflections Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7109C    Stardust My Stickease     $2.00
X7110A    My Reflections Back Country Level 1     $4.00
X7110B    My Reflections Back Country Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7110C    Back Country My Stickease     $2.00
X7111A    My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1     $4.00
X7111B    My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7111C    Moon Doggie My Stickease     $2.00
X7112A    My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1     $4.00
X7112B    My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7112C    Animal Cookies My Stickease     $2.00
X7113A    My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1     $4.00
X7113B    My Reflections Tinkerin Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7113C    Tinkerin My Stickease     $2.00
X7114A    My Reflections Bella Level 1     $4.00
X7114B    My Reflections Bella Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7114C    Bella My Stickease     $2.00
X7115A    My Reflections Jingle Level 1     $4.00
X7115B    My Reflections Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7115C    Jingle My Stickease     $2.00
X7116A    My Reflections Sweet Home Level 1     $4.00
X7116B    My Reflections Sweet Home Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7116C    Sweet Home My Stickease     $2.00
X7117A    My Reflections Grace Level 1     $4.00
X7117B    My Reflections Grace Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7117C    Grace My Stickease     $2.00
X7118A    My Reflections Twitterpated Level 1     $4.00
X7118B    My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet     $6.00
X7118C    Twitterpated My Stickease     $2.00
***Available August 4-11, 2010; while supplies last at

Make your list and be ready to save big on your favorite Level 1, Level 2, and matching My Stickease!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 List of Retiring Products from Close to My Heart

In order to make space in the warehouse for more new and exciting Close to My Heart scrapbooking and stamping supplies, some of our old favorites and even some new favorites in paper, stamps, inks, embellishments, tools, and storage supplies must be retired from inventory. Today the folks at the Corporate Office at Close to My Heart released the big "2010 List of Retiring Products" to all CTMH Consultants.

I wanted to be sure to share that list here with you so that you have the information that you need to get stocked up on those items you really love and don't want to miss out on. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to e-mail me:

You can place your order for those things that are retiring directly through me via an e-mail or on my website at:

So, without further ado, here is the big list:

The following items are available while supplies last.  
Approved to retire at end of 2010  
Z1214    Brads Summer Carnival
Z1216    Brads Winter Cozy
Z1212    Brads Spring Harmony
Z1220    Twinkle Brads Jolly
Z1218    Brads Basic
Z1213    Brads Spring Blossom
Z1217    Brads Metal
Z1219    Brads Essential
Z1215    Brads Autumn Harvest
Z1317    Designer Brads Splendor                                                                            
Z1036    Clear Inspirations Clear Buttons
Z1155    Craft Buttons Clear
Z1282    Craft Buttons Summer
Z1283    Craft Buttons Autumn
Z1281    Craft Buttons Spring
Z1206    Craft Buttons Basics
Z1284    Craft Buttons Winter
Z1285    Craft Buttons Holiday
X5750    Color-Ready Alphabets Bold
Z1115    Dimensional Elements Simple Numbers
Z1019    Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes
Z1139    Dimensional Elements Perennials
Z1047    Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabets Upper
Z1048    Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabets Lower
Z1230    Dimensional Elements In Color Organic Buttons
Z1145    HeartFelt Die-Cuts Whimsy
Z1162    Foam Die-Cuts Numbers
Z1158    Dimensional Elements In Color Adventure
Z1159    Badge Buttons
Z1150    Stardust Flexi Labels
Z1148    Pretty Pins
Z1210    HeartFelt Wonder
Z1053    Clear Inspirations Tags
Z1270    Soft Suede Pin Wheels
Z1272    Top Coats Rockin
Z1033    Just Blooms Big Pinks
Z822    Just Blooms Summer Posies
X1407    Journaling Spots Love Always
X1409    Journaling Spots Journey
Z1315    Fancy Fuzz Zippidee                                                                                
Z1318    Marks Passages                                                                                     
Z1319    Opaques Cherry-O                                                                                   
Z1287    Edge Anchors Rustic
Z1286    Edge Anchors Vintage
Z1161    FoundryTabs
Z293    Photo Hangers
X285    Metal Rimmed Tags Circles
Z291    Hinge Pack
Z1032    Metal Rimmed Tags Flowers
Z1288    Edge Anchors Heritage
Z1035    Edge Anchors Cottage
Z1271    Tiny Tabs
Z1136    Mini Medley White Daisy
Z1121    Mini Medley Holiday
Z1119    Mini Medley Autumn Garden
Z1118    Mini Medley Spring Blossom
Z1120    Mini Medley Winter Cozy
X1408    Fancy Cuts Borders
Z1041    Expressives Font CD Volume II
X1405    Fancy Cuts Botanicals
X301    Weekly Calendar
Z1165    Mini Album Kraft with Jute
Z1117    My Creations Acrylic Mini Album
Z1132    My Pages Talk Voice Recorder
Z1291    My Creations Artboard
Z1052    Designer Ribbon Ricrac
Z1095    Embroidery Floss Yellow & Orange Assortment
Z1034    Designer Ribbon Black
Z1099    Bulk Twill 3/8
Z1122    Designer Ribbon Hollyhock
Z1138    Designer Ribbon Blush
Z1127    Designer Ribbon Chocolate
Z100    Organdy White Daisy 5/8
Z1123    Designer Ribbon Sorbet
Z1124    Designer Ribbon Heavenly Blue
Z209    OrgandyWhiteDaisy3/8
Z1131    Designer Ribbon Crème Brulee
Z1129    Designer Ribbon Outdoor Denim
Z1101    Bulk Black Grosgrain 3/8
Z1128    Waxy Flax Blush
Z1087    Waxy Flax Sunflower
Z1222    Glitter Rub-Ons Winter Cheer
Z1098    Rub-Ons Love Letters
Z1153    Rub-Ons All-Out Adventure
Z1135    Rub-Ons Love Story
Z1097    Rub-Ons Nature's Ambiance
Z1221    Glitter Rub-ons Remarks
Z4108    Snapease Album System 6x6
Z4109    Snapease Album System 9x9
Z4125    My Legacy Album Protectors 6x6
Z4124    My Legacy Album Protectors 9x9
Z4117    12x12 Four Pocket Photo Storage Pages (10)
Z4116    Memory Protector Value Pack Matte 12x12 (50)
Z4123    My Legacy Album Protectors 12x12
Z4118    Memory Protector Clear 9x9 (10)
4112    Memory Protectors Clear 6x6 (10)
Z4130    Spine Expanders 9x9 (10)
Z1251    My Legacy Linen Album Black 6x6
Z1197    My Legacy Linen Album Dark Cocoa 9x9
Z1200    My Legacy Linen Album Dark Cocoa 6x6
1154    My Legacy Album Leather English Tan 12X12
1155    My Legacy Album Simulated Dark Blue 12X12
1159    My Legacy Album Simulated Black 12X12
Z1250    My Legacy Linen Album Black 9x9
1153    My Legacy Album Leather Black 12X12
Z1201    My Legacy Linen Album Hollyhock 12x12
Z1188    My Legacy Linen Album Black 12x12
Z1184    My Legacy Linen Album Outdoor Denim 12x12
Z1196    My Legacy Linen Album Dark Cocoa 12x12
Z1183    My Legacy Linen Album Garden Green 12X12
Z1182    My Legacy Linen Album Cranberry 12x12
1151    My Legacy Album Leather Burgundy 12X12
Z902    Soft Chalks Spring
Z903    Soft Chalks Summer
Z904    Soft Chalks Autumn
Z905    Soft Chalks Winter
Z650    Embossing Powder Clover Meadow
Z651    Embossing Powder Star Spangled Blue
Z653    Embossing Powder Sunny Yellow
Z2309    Marker Bubblegum
Z2338    Marker Orange
Z2313    Marker Clover Meadow
Z2329    Marker Hydrangea
Z2312    Marker Citrus Leaf
Z2336    Marker Ocean
Z2358    Marker Watermelon
Z2349    Marker Star Spangled Blue
Z1556    Marker Set Summer Celebration
Z1551    Marker Set Summer Carnival
Z2249    Reinker Star Spangled Blue
Z2209    Reinker Bubblegum
Z2229    Reinker Hydrangea
Z2236    Reinker Ocean
Z2238    Reinker Orange
Z2258    Reinker Watermelon
Z2212    Reinker Citrus Leaf
Z2213    Reinker Clover Meadow
Z2112    Stamp Pad Citrus Leaf
Z2138    Stamp Pad Orange
Z2109    Stamp Pad Bubblegum
Z2158    Stamp Pad Watermelon
Z2136    Stamp Pad Ocean
Z2113    StampPadCloverMeadow
Z2129    Stamp Pad Hydrangea
Z2149    Stamp Pad Star Spangled Blue
Z1566    Stamp Pad Set Summer Celebration
Z1561    Stamp Pad Set Summer Carnival
Z801    Ribbon Round Organizer
Z4202    Rolling Carryall
Z183    My Accents Organizer
Paper Product  
X5671    Textured Cardstock White Daisy
1228    Cardstock 12x12 Citrus Leaf
1281    Cardstock 12x12 Orange
X5681    Textured Cardstock Spring Harmony
X5702    Cardstock Combo 8.5x11 Summer Celebration
X5665    Cardstock 9x9 White Daisy (24)
1229    Cardstock 12x12 Clover Meadow
X5745    Textured Cardstock Summer Celebration
X1412    Cardstock 8.5x11 Black
1231    Cardstock 12x12 Bubblegum
X5688    Cardstock Combo 8.5x11 Summer Carnival
1226    Cardstock 12x12 Watermelon
X5683    Cardstock Combo 12X12 Summer Carnival
1233    Cardstock 12x12 Star Spangled Blue
X1411    Cardstock 8.5x11 Colonial White
X5697    Cardstock Combo 12x12 Summer Celebration
X5807    Creative Basics Animal Cookies
X5808    Creative Basics Jingle
X5806    Creative Basics Emporium
X5810    Creative Basics Cherry-O                                                                           
X5809    Creative Basics Vernada
X8623    Around The Holidays My Originals Card Kit
X8624    Bits & Pieces My Originals Card Kit
X8622    Its Your Day My Originals Card Kit
X8621    Hello Birdie My Originals Card Kit
X8616    Lets Get Together My Originals Card Kit
X8619    Happy Everything My Originals Card Kit
X8618    Cute As A Button My Originals Card Kit
X8625    Sugar & Spice My Originals Card Kit                                                                 
X7100A    My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1
X7100B    My Reflections Perfect Day Paper Packet
X7100C    Perfect Day My Stickease
X7103A    My Reflections Aspen Level 1
X7103C    Aspen My Stickease
X7103B    My Reflections Aspen Paper Packet
X7097C    Game On My Stickease
X7097A    My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit
X7097B    My Reflections Game On Paper Packet
X7101A    My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1
X7101B    My Reflections Magic Moments Paper Packet
X7101C    Magic Moments My Stickease
X7104A    My Reflections Evensong Level 1
X7104B    My Reflections Evensong Paper Packet
X7104C    Evensong My Stickease
X7081C    Majestic Blue My Stickease
X7081A    My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1
X7081B    My Reflections Majestic Blue Paper Packet
X7102A    My Reflections Notebook Level 1
X7102C    Notebook My Stickease
X7102B    My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet
X7116C    Sweet Home My Stickease
X7116B    My Reflections Sweet Home Paper Packet
X7116A    My Reflections Sweet Home Level 1
X7070A    My Reflections Simple Pleasures Level 1
X7070B    My Reflections Simple Pleasures Paper Packet
X7070C    Simple Pleasures My Stickease
X7075A    My Reflections More To Adore Level 1
X7075C    More To Adore My Stickease
X7075B    My Reflections More To Adore Paper Packet
X7095A    My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1 Kit
X7095C    Boom-Di-Ada MyStickease
X7095B    My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Paper Packet
X7117C    Grace My Stickease
X7117A    My Reflections Grace Level 1
X7117B    My Reflections Grace Paper Packet
X7110C    Back Country My Stickease
X7110A    My Reflections Back Country Level 1
X7110B    My Reflections Back Country Paper Packet
X7115A    My Reflections Jingle Level 1
X7115B    My Reflections Jingle Paper Packet
X7115C    Jingle My Stickease
X7118C    Twitterpated My Stickease
X7118B    My Reflections Twitterpated Paper Packet
X7118A    My Reflections Twitterpated Level 1
X7098C    Sarsaparilla My Stickease
X7098A    My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit
X7098B    My Reflections Sarsaparilla Paper Packet
X7092B    My Reflections Good Times Paper Packet
X7092C    Good Times My Stickease
X7092A    My Reflections Good Times Level 1
X7106A    My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1
X7106C    Unforgettable My Stickease
X7106B    My Reflections Unforgettable Paper Packet
X7096A    My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1 Kit
X7096B    My Reflections Blue Ribbon Paper Packet
X7096C    Blue Ribbon My Stickease
X7114C    Bella My Stickease
X7114A    My Reflections Bella Level 1
X7114B    My Reflections Bella Paper Packet
X7107C    That's Amore My Stickease
X7107A    My Reflections That's Amore Level 1
X7107B    My Reflections That’s Amore Paper Packet
X7091A    My Reflections It’s a Guy Thing Level 1
X7091B    My Reflections It’s a Guy Thing Paper Packet
X7091C    It's A Guy Thing My Stickease
X7111A    My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1
X7111B    My Reflections Moon Doggie Paper Packet
X7111C    Moon Doggie My Stickease
X7112C    Animal Cookies My Stickease
X7112A    My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1
X7112B    My Reflections Animal Cookies Paper Packet
X7105A    My Reflections Emporium Level 1
X7105B    My Reflections Emporium Paper Packet
X7105C    Emporium My Stickease
X7119A    My Reflections Veranda Level 1
X7119C    Veranda My Stickease
X7119B    My Reflections Veranda Paper Packet
X7113A    My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1
X7113C    Tinkerin My Stickease
X7113B    My Reflections Tinkerin Paper Packet
X7090A    My Reflections Silhouette Level 1
X7090C    Silhouette My Stickease
X7090B    My Reflections Silhouette Paper Packet
X7109C    Stardust My Stickease
X7109B    My Reflections Stardust Paper Packet
X7109A    My Reflections Stardust Level 1
X7108A    My Reflections Daydream Level 1
X7108B    My Reflections Daydream Paper Packet
X7108C    Daydream My Stickease
X7122C    You Rock My Stickease
X7122A    My Reflections You Rock Level 1
X7122B    My Reflections You Rock Paper Packet
X7125C    My Stickease Zippidee                                                                              
X7125B    My Reflections Zippidee Paper Packet                                                               
X7125A    My Reflections Zippidee Level 1 Kit                                                                
X7123A    My Reflections Cherry-O Level 1 Kit                                                                
X7123C    My Stickease Cherry-O                                                                              
X7123B    My Reflections Cherry-O Paper Packet                                                               
X7120C    Topstitch My Stickease
X7120B    My Reflections Topstitch Paper Product
X7120A    My Reflections Topstitch Level 1
X7126B    My Reflections Passages Paper Product                                                              
X7126C    My Stickease Passages                                                                              
X7126A    My Reflections Passages Level 1 Kit                                                                
X7124A    My Reflections Splendor Level 1 Kit                                                                
X7124C    My Stickease Splendor                                                                              
X7124B    My Reflections Splendor Paper Packet                                                               
X7121C    Caboodle My Stickease
X7121B    My Reflections Caboodle Paper Product
X7121A    My Reflections Caboodle Level 1
X5748    My Stickease Journaling Prompts Seasons
X5746    My Stickease Journaling Prompts About Me
X8535    Simply Snapshots Grace
X8536    Simply Snapshots You Rock
X8534    Simply Snapshots Moon Doggie
X8533    Simply Snapshots That's Amore
Z727    EZ Chalk Applicators
Z728    Soft Chalk Eraser
Z1205    Tweezers
B1225    SOLOS A
B1226    SOLOS B
B1227    SOLOS C
B1228    SOLOS D                                                                        
B1229    SOLOS E
B1230    SOLOS F
B1231    SOLOS G                                                                       
B1232    SOLOS H
B1233    SOLOS I
B1234    SOLOS J
B1235    SOLOS K                                                                  
B1236    SOLOS L                                                               
B1237    SOLOS M                                                                       
B1238    SOLOS N
B1239    SOLOS O
B1240    SOLOS P
B1241    SOLOS Q
B1242    SOLOS R
B1243    SOLOS S
B1244    SOLOS T
B1245    SOLOS U
B1246    SOLOS V
B1247    SOLOS W
B1248    SOLOS X
B1249    SOLOS Y
B1250    SOLOS Z
B1286    SOLOS 1
B1287    SOLOS 2
B1288    SOLOS 3
B1289    SOLOS 4
B1290    SOLOS 5
B1291    SOLOS 6
B1292    SOLOS 7
B1293    SOLOS 8
B1294    SOLOS 9
B1295    SOLOS  ZERO
B1298    BE HAPPY
B1305    Yeehaw
B1306    Cottage Floral
B1307    Whimsical Wings
B1308    Remember this
B1311    Summer Sweetness
B1314    Inspiration
B1315    Code It
B1316    Coffee Stain
B1320     Adoration
B1321     Reach for the Stars
B1326     He Is Risen
B1327     Struck by Love
B1328     Backwoods
B1329     Shore is Fun
B1330     Surprise
B1331     Ocean Treasure
B1334    Enjoy the Journey
B1342    In the Game - Wrestling
B1344    In the Game - Lacrosse
B1345    Forever in Love
C1297    Lovely Lace
C1307    Western Flourishes
C1308    Be True
C1310    Happiness
C1311    Lucky Stars
C1313    Celebration Bouquet
C1315    Hero's Pride
C1316    Dog's Life
C1317    Paw Print
C1322    Gratitude
C1323    Whooo Loves You
C1326    Frosty Borders
C1336     You're Adored
C1341     Motherhood
C1343     Happy Endings
C1344     Peace, Joy, and Harmony
C1347     Ms. on the Go
C1348     Ravishing Roses
C1352     You Are Beautiful
C1357     Botanical Borders
C1358     Surf's Up
C1367     Lights, Camera, Action
C1388    Rock Star
C1389    So Sweet
C1392    In the Game - Soccer
C1393    In the Game - Play Ball
C1400    Encore
C1410    Fruitful Delight
C1412    Freedom
C1413    Go Green
D1011    IN THE WILD
D1194    ALL MY LOVE
D1276    Vintage USA
D1281    Footprints
D1284    With Love
D1285    Life's A Jungle
D1286    Today's Date
D1292    Home of the Free
D1293    Enjoy Your Journey
D1294    Play Time
D1302    Winter Memories
D1304    Life's Creation
D1316    Bon Voyage
D1329     Noteworthy
D1331     Dream Wishes
D1334     Reminisce
D1338     Bird Basics
D1343     Love Language
D1344     Ms. Gardener
D1345    Ms. Sweetheart
D1351    You've Got Flair
D1358     Childhood
D1362     Happy Healing
D1389    Ornate Ornaments - English
D1390    Ornate Ornaments - French
D1391    Ornate Ornaments - Spanish
D1405    Leave Your Mark
D1412    Noted Backgrounds
D1429    Vegetable Garden
D1430    Theme Park
E1009    Building Block Alphabet

WOW!  Make your list of must-haves soon! 

Have a good weekend, all!  Our baby comes home from band camp today.  Hurray!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Play Time for Hooligans

I squeezed a little bit of creative time today with the upcoming paper pack "Hooligans" that will be available to everyone on September 1st when the new (and gorgeous) Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book from Close to My Heart goes live.

I am offering up just a small peek at the project I've been working on for one of my swap groups.

Here is an image from the great new stamp set, "Captured Moments" which, for now, is my new favorite set of stamps.

I hope you enjoyed a little look ahead to one of many wonderful new stamps coming from Close to My Heart.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday was Magnifique!

I am trying to be good about not letting the cat out of the bag with all of the wonderful new stamps, paper, inks, and embellishments coming LIVE from Close to My Heart on September 1st.

However, I had so much fun working on the bare bones of this lovely layout at Convention and then finishing up all of the embellishment fun last night, I am sharing just a small peek at the new paper, "Magnifique," and the new stamp set, "Circle of Love." So loving this pretty peacock!

Did you see the little extra sneak peeks of the new Foundry Flourishes metal embellishments and the gorgeous Mocha Opaques adhesive pearls???  Really more stunning in person, in my humble opinion.

Make sure you sign up for my customer newsletter or shoot me a personal e-mail if you want to be sure to get the latest updates from me about the excitement coming our way from me and Close to My Heart.

I have a few spaces available at my Zippidee layout workshop scheduled for August 15th.  I'll be opening up a new round for my Hostess Club very soon.  And, of course, we are having a big crop party in September to celebrate the new Idea Book and just have some fun!  I know you'll want to join us!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Goodie Box Show & Tell

Since I was on vacation when my last two Goodie Boxes arrived, I came home to two boxes full of great surprises.

As promised, I will share what came in each box.

First was a $100 box: 

Here is what the $100 Goodie Box contained (retail value of $277!!!):

B1274  Celebration Blocks stamp set
C1191  Calendar stamp set
C1205  Whimsy Caps stamp set
D1342  World's Best Dad stamp set
D1377  Around the Block stamp set
Z400  White Daisy Sassy Strands
Z1102  Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (3/8"; 20 yds)
Z100  White Daisy Organdy Ribbon  (5/8"; 25 yds)
Z1106  Colonial White Brads
Sunflower Mini Ink Pad
Bulk104  Love Letter Bulk Chocolate Rub-Ons (5 sheets)
Z1135  Love Story Rub-Ons
Z1145  Whimsy Heartfelt Die-Cuts
X1412  8 1/2" x 11" Black Cardstock (24 sheets)
Z4125  6" x 6" My Legacy Album Protector
X8536  You Rock Simply Snapshots
X7102A  Notebook Level 1 kit
X7102C  Notebook My Stickease
X7116A  Sweet Home Level 1 kit
X7116C  Sweet Home My Stickease
CC1008  Felicity Collection kit
Z9994  Magic Moments Kit (National Scrapbooking Month special)
Cardstock Assortment (Ocean, Orange, Ponderosa, Star Spangled Blue)  3 sheets each
Bamboo Cardstock Die-Cuts (3 sheets)

Then the Big Kahuna of Goodie Boxes arrived:

Here is the list of contents for my $125 Big Kahuna Goodie Box (retail value of $333!!!):

B1262  Celebration Labels
C1226  Floral Charms
C1334  The Season Defined
D1110  Give Thanks
D1140  Miracle
D1175  Steep and Deep
Z464  Summer Carnival Sassy Strands
Z1052  Ric-Rac Designer Ribbon Rounds
Z1033  Big Pinks Just Blooms
Z1118  Spring Blossom Mini-Medley
Z1120  Winter Cozy Mini-Medley
Z1121  Holiday Mini-Medley
Hollyhock Mini Ink Pad
X8565  Grace Simply Snapshots 9" x 9" Pre-Printed Pages
X8621  Hello Birdie My Originals Card Kit
X5806  Emporium Creative Basics
X5807  Animal Cookies Creative Basics
X5671  White Daisy Textured Cardstock (24 sheets)
X7100C  Perfect Day My Stickease
X7101C  Magic Moments My Stickease
X7106C  Unforgettable My Stickease
X7088A  Free Spirit Level 1 kit
Key to My Heart paper pack (National Papercrafting Month special)
CC1004  Tickled Pink kit (National Scrapbooking Month special)
Z9994  Magic Moments Kit (National Scrapbooking Month special)
Cardstock Assortment (Ocean, Orange, Ponderosa, Star Spangled Blue)  3 sheets each
Bamboo Cardstock Die-Cuts (3 sheets)

What an amazing assortment of supplies packed in these two Goodie Boxes!

Now if you want to know why I termed the great big goodie box the Big Kahuna, well here's why:

Not only was chock full of a wonderful value in stamping and scrapping supplies, but at Convention in Washington D.C. it was announced that the newest incentive trip Close to My Heart consultants can earn is a cruise to HAWAII. So exciting! I love to dream big and I know dear hubby would be pretty thrilled to go on a cruise to Hawaii.

So, thanks to you for your past and continued support of my growing Close to My Heart business.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Long Time No Post

My sincerest apologies to you for my lack of posting this month.

Since my return from vacation and Close to My Heart's Convention I have been dealing with daily computer lock ups on my regular desktop computer that I use for all of my important activities. Well, it seems it has officially died. My computer doctor, my dear hubby, officially pronounced it dead late this evening.

So, I will have to continue to limp along in cyberland until I can regroup and try to get all of my important files from the desktop's memory.

To add insult to injury my memory card for my new camera has gone missing and internal memory is so small and full. Wish me luck on that front too please.

Wish me luck and thank you for your continue patience.

On the bright side of things, I had the immense pleasure to receive my huge box of brand new products from the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book for Close to My Heart. It truly like Christmas morning opening up my eight bundles of papercrafting fun!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Close to My Heart Convention Photos

I've been sorting through my 1400+ photos we took on vacation. Here are a few more taken during the Close to My Heart "Picture This" Convention.

Meeting up with my wonderful swap friend, Jen:

Meeting up with my blogging/tweeting/JTD friend, Melissa:

My adorable blogging friend, Amy & I:

Here is a little peek at the bundle of goodies that us lucky Convention-goers received and the exclusive bag we received too:

For a little bit of artwork for you, here are the swap creations from my Twitter Swap Group.  These items were created by (top row left to right) Melissa Laverty, Bobbi Markley, (bottom row left to right) myself, Melanie Boyer, and Janelle Janish.  These are even nicer up close and in person!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Back from Vacation! What an Exciting Trip!

I have just returned from a wonderful vacation.  We left July 2nd and returned yesterday.  Our stops included a flight from Detroit to New York.  There we had an amazing time!  We had a great view of the HUGE fireworks display from our hotel room on the 42nd floor of the Crowne Plaza in Times Square.

We visited the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island:

We got some beautiful shots of the Manhattan skyline while up in the Statue.  Next was a stop on Ellis Island:

We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Oh my!  What a wealth of treasures they have!  I enjoyed this museum so much!  Breathtaking creations!

We had a hot, but incredible view from our visit to the Empire State Building.  It hit 104 degrees there and the air quality was interesting.

Then we took an Amtrak train down to Alexandria, Virginia.

George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria:

From there we took a short taxi ride to the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

I spent four amazing days attending the Close to My Heart Convention.  Wow!  Incredible things for the coming year from my favorite scrapbooking and stamping company, including 8 beautiful new colors and 4 lovely and fun new paper packs, plus many, many great stamp sets too!

Here are just a few of the highlights at Convention.

Here is a giant logo decal on a window in the Convention Center:

and on the facing stairs:

and more window decals:

The line of consultants to receive the new Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book:

Closing Banquet Team Photo:

After Convention wrapped up, the family and I spent a couple of days sightseeing in Washington D.C.  We visited the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, American History Museum, and the Air & Space Museum.

We took a night tour of the national monuments too.  Here we are at the Lincoln Memorial, my personal favorite:

And, look who we ran into at the airport in Detroit, our son, Adam, on a business trip:

I'll be back to posting artwork soon!  For now, thanks for taking a peek at our fantastic vacation memories.

Friday, July 2, 2010

More of That Adorable Hedgehog

I will be blogging much less often over the next couple of weeks. I should have some great things to share when I do get the chance so please bear with me.

In the meantime, I have a couple of the prototype cards I made with that adorable hedgehog from the July Stamp of the Month. The July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop can be found one post below. Make sure to join the hopping fun and view over 70 great projects using the fun hedgehogs!

Here are two versions I made prior to my final card.

This version has Liquid Glass added to the three balloons:

This next version shows you some Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue added to outline the three balloons:

If you click on either of the photos you can get a larger view of the cards.  The recipe for both is identical to the card posted below for the Blog Hop, except for the Liquid Glass, Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue, and these cards also have a small piece of the sweet Heavenly Blue gingham ribbon from the Ribbon Rounds collection.

I hope you have a safe, relaxing 4th of July holiday!  We will be viewing our fireworks in New York City!

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