Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop with Jubilation

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's Stamp of the Month, which is "D1457 Jubilation," a great set of stamps featuring images for many seasonal occasions throughout the year.  This will make a nice addition to your stamp collection with images for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th of July and several more!

If you have come here from Kami'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.

We have another amazing group of 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!

This is my project for our hop, a 4.5" circle card based on the Center Circles pattern from the "Wishes" cardmaking how-to pattern book from Close to My Heart's own Jeanette Lynton:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1457 Jubilation, June's Stamp of the Month
Paper: X7137B Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet
Cardstock: Kraft, Outdoor Denim, and White Daisy
Inks:  Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim, Olive, and Sunset
Embellishments: Sunset striped grosgrain ribbon and Sunset brads from the Z1338 Sorbet Mini-Medley Collection, Twilight brads from Z1363 Blue Brads Assortment and Olive brads from Z1364 Green Brads Assortment, plus Z1377 Kraft Color-Ready Borders (LOVE these---they are self-adhesive too!!!)
Tools: "Wishes" how-to books, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, Spritz, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Don't you just love that cute little flower from this set?

In case you hadn't guessed from my past few Stamp of the Month Blog Hop cards, my favorite addition to the Close to My Heart line of great products in the Spring/Summer Idea Book is the Kraft products, with the Color-Ready Borders at the top of that list.  They add such an easy touch of embellishments to just about anything you are creating.

Here are the stamps you get in your set when you order your own "Jubilation" stamp set:

Now hop on over to Susan's blog to see her lovely addition to our hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see some more great artwork!

Please visit my website to order if you would like to order your some fun supplies, including this must-have stamp set, the June Stamp of the Month.  Be sure to take advantage of the campaign for June while you are there:

DURING OUR STUDIO J® FREE-FOR-ALL IN JUNE, WE’RE GIVING EVERYONE a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout. It’s as easy as that!

Download and save your file so you can post your layout online, email it to
family and friends, or print them.  If you have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account, just log in and start creating.  If you don’t have an account, creating one is easy. You can access Studio J through my website:

Discover how quick and simple scrapbooking can be with Studio J—and get
your FREE JPG layout in Free-for-All June!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Today is your day! You're off to great places...

The motto for my daughter's senior class, who will graduate on Sunday, comes from the book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss. It goes like this: "Be who you are and say what you will, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Can I tell you that I love this quote?!? Well, I do.  What a wonderfully freeing thought for young people to allow themselves to be their own unique selves without the need to conform to peer pressure.  I believe it allows for the freedom for creativity and for being comfortable in your own skin.

My dear daughter is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. She was thrilled when she first learned that Dr. Seuss was chosen for this class motto. Let me tell you she is now and has always been an independent thinker. One of her first sentences was, "All by myself!" She hates to ask for help and loves to be self-sufficient. I believe she is going to use that to her advantage to do amazing things when she heads off to college in the fall.

Which brings me to another wonderful opportunity that is at YOUR fingertips for one more day this month. During the month of May, Close to My Heart has had an amazing special going on that allows you to sign up as a consultant and allow yourself to begin your own exciting journey with a great company. Take a look at my post from May 4th to see details of what you can choose from to start your own business TODAY and at an unbelievable savings. For just $64.50 you can join my team and have a job that you will LOVE every day!

E-mail me at and I will help you kick off your journey to great places with Close to My Heart.  Or, click right here to sign up and get started right away!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Check out a few cute items!

These beautiful two sheets of Bella My Stickease are available on my website in the "While Supplies Last" section right now for just $1, which is 80% off the regular $4.95 price.

Here are a couple of the other items just added to the big savings opportunities such as these fun Stardust Flexi Labels for $2 instead of the regular $3.95, saving you 49%:

Or, these super fun chipboard embellishments for just $2 instead of $3.50, saving you a very nice 43% off and making your cards and pages look amazing!

Head on over to my website to see all the great savings just waiting for you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just stopping by...

In case you have been wondering what I have been up to that has decreased my posting frequency, we've been busy between illness, milestone birthday celebrations, graduation preparations, and much more.

Warning: Proud Mom brag ahead!!!

We had the pleasure of attending our girls' high school annual awards assembly tonight. Our dear daughter who will be graduating soon was recognized as an upcoming summa cum laude graduate AND as a President's Academic Excellence Award recipient. She was so very proud to be recognized by our President for her hard work!

We finally have mailed out invitations to graduation and to her open house celebration! Whew!

I have been working on a handmade photo collage as well. Do you know how hard it is to narrow down 18 years of a beautiful child's life into a collage to fit a 20" x 24" frame? LOL

So, all of that keeping us hopping, plus the everyday life of work, school, and laundry, I don't have much in the way of new art to share.

Here is something to fill the space in an artistic sort of way, a sympathy card I made for a co-worker:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy set
Paper: X5812 Wings Creative Basics
Cardstock: Kraft, Juniper, Cocoa, and Colonial White
Inks:  Cocoa
Embellishments: Juniper satin ribbon from the Wings Creative Basics and Z1372 Green Buttons from the Green Button Assortment
Tools: "Wishes" how-to books, Scallop Circle Punch, Micro-Tip Scissors, Foam Tool, Paper Piercer, Spritz, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This Just In: New Items Now Available While Supplies Last with Big Savings!

Head over and check out some of the fun, new embellishment items posted, like these Soft Suede Pinwheel Die-Cuts, in the "While Supplies Last" section of my website:

You will find some cute items at savings of 60-75% off and more.  Just remember that they may go fast at these savings!

Here are a couple of other finds available now just waiting for you.

Autumn Garden Mini-Medley Accents Collection:

Accents are us! Always have a variety of cute embellishments on hand to make your projects truly unique. (Hollyhock, Goldrush, Olive)
Collection Contents:
30 - Brads (10 per color)
6 - Corduroy Brads (2 per color)
15 - Safety Pins (5 per color)
9 - Arrow Photo Clips (3 per color)
This set is now just $2.00, which saves you 62% off the regular price.

Or, how about the Edge Anchors Rustic Collection:

Get creative and use these darling metal fasteners as photo accents, bookmark ribbon ends, and more! (Includes 24 Edge Anchors™: 8 each of 3 styles, 6 each of 4 colors; Barn Red, Sunflower, Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terracotta; includes coordinating brads for attaching.).  All of this for just $2.00, which saves you 66% off the regular price!

Get your own great deals before they are gone!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month: You & Me Kit AND The New Consultant Opportunity at Half-Price

Above you can see one peek at the National Scrapbooking Month celebration special from Close to My Heart.  The You & Me Scrapbooking Kit Includes:

1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (New! Cardstock-weight)
1 – 6" × 9" You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Crème Brulee, Olive, Smoothie

WHEN YOU PLACE A MINIMUM ORDER OF $50 IN CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCTS* IN May, you can get the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for the discount price of just $15-that's more than half off the retail value! You'll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the new cardstock-weight B&T Duos® papers, D-size stamp set, accessories, and instructions. You can also purchase the kit at full retail for $34.95 with no minimum purchase required.

Here are the pages you can create with the supplies included in your kit:

National Scrapbooking Month is a great time to kick off your new career as a Close To My Heart Consultant. When you join my Love to Stamp Team in May, you get your new consultant kit at 50% off the regular $129 kit price for just $64.50. In addition to all the wonderful business supplies and products included in your New Consultant Kit, you will get a You & Me scrapbooking kit for FREE! That's an extra $34.95 in value just for joining in May. It's all part of our National Scrapbooking Month promotion. WOW, right?!?

You may ask, "What is included in the New Consultant Kit that is 50% off during May?"
New Consultants will receive the same kit as previously offered, which includes the business essentials plus their choice of three Choose Me collections. Additional Choose Me collections are still $40.

Here is a look at your new consultant kit options available in May.  Choose three and pay just $64.50 or choose all five and pay just $144.50, plus get the You & Me kit FREE.  With the five choices and the You & Me kit, you will receive $428 worth of the best quality scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, business supplies and your Studio J membership for combined savings of $283.50 (which is 67% off the full value!!!)

Pictured here are your "Choose Me" Kit choices, starting with this 12-month Studio J membership.  Just think of all the beautiful layouts you can create in a year with Studio J at your fingertips!:
This next "Choose Me" Kit choice includes a Workshops on the Go™ Mayberry Kit (G1022), My Acrylix® Summer Days Stamp Set (B1375), Smoothie Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2196), Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137), Brads Pink Assortment (Z1362), and a 2" X 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009) (not shown).
The next "Choose Me" kit choice shown below includes a Workshops on the Go™ Lucky Kit (G1018), Lucky Level 2 Assortment (Z1356), My Acrylix® Enjoy Life Stamp Set (C1439), Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2140), Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118), Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Z1377), Sponge (Z697), Edge Distresser (Z1297), and a 2" X 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1004) (not shown).
Next, this "Choose Me" Kit choice includes a 12" X 12" Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342), Outdoor Denim Quick Pic™ Album (Z1404), My Acrylix® Ciao Stamp Set (D1461), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), and a 4" X 4" My Acrylix® Block (Y1008).
And this last option in the "Choose Me" Kit choices includes a Double Scrubber (Z1163), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), My Acrylix® A Tulip Stamp Set (A1111), My Acrylix® Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365), My Acrylix® Bless This Nest Stamp Set (C1445), Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166), Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2120), and a 3" X 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) (not shown).

As a Consultant, you'll love being your own boss, working your own hours, meeting new friends, showing people how to preserve their memories, making money doing what you love, and being part of a fun-loving community of amazing Consultants. I love being a Consultant, and have for four years now, and I know you will, too!

Contact me today to get the celebration started at or click right here to get your journey as a member of my Love to Stamp team now!

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