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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Speaking of Treats

Guess who has been shopping today?

I've been refining my wish list from the new catalog for weeks and decided it was time to treat myself to a few new scrappy supplies and stamps.  I couldn't resist the colors of the Stella Workshop On The Go any longer!  I selected six new stamp sets, several of which have stamps that coordinate perfectly with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Of course I also picked out some fun embellishments.  My favorite is the Color Ready Garden Wooden Shapes pack.  Last but not least, I had to have the Sweet Surprises card kit.  If you watched the video in yesterday's post, you know just how quick and easy it will be for me to create some awesome treats with this kit.  I can't wait for my new things to arrive! 

Has the new catalog ramped up your creative mojo?  Which items made your wish list?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet Surprises


Don't miss this fantastic video of our new Sweet Surprises card kit.  It comes with everything you need to create a terrific treat!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lush Memories


Uploading photos last night, I came across this funny pic from my last visit with my godchildren.  I'm known for a nearly obsessive love of bath products.  In particular, I love a brand called Lush.  They don't have a store in my city so I usually use mail order or visit them in Orlando.  While I was in New England I had a chance to visit two of their locations.  The kids found this display hilarious and were more than willing to pose, showing off their "hot legs in the city"!  I can't wait to scrap this one.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Manic Monday

Remember the old song "Manic Monday"?  Sometimes it seems like my to do list is longer than I am tall!  It's been a busy day and I've still got a session with my trainer to look forward to this evening.  (Patrice, if you're reading this, my arms were begging for mercy last week.)  I know why they call her the "Boot Camp Lady"!

One really important item I need to check off the to do list this evening is to order prints from Snapfish.  They have a terrific offer expiring tomorrow.  You get 150 prints (4x6) for just $10 with shipping included.  Be sure to check it out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Page Kits

I'm super excited to be attending a crop tomorrow night with friends, but I am dreading the packing and hauling involved.  Every crop I promise myself I will only take what I need but somehow it never works out that way!  So this time, I am determined to make it easy on myself by taking my basic tool kit and a selection of page kits.  I've got sketches printed and I'm going to gather my products in large ziplock bags.  I am hoping being this organized will mean I get lots done!

If this idea appeals to you, give our Close To My Heart Workshops on the Go another look.  Here's a layout made with our Stella kit.
The Stella kit includes a paper pack, a C size stamp set, embellishments and an instructional brochure to help you create two double page layouts.  Add a set of our Diecut Cards and Clear Sparkles and create an additional five cards from the kit!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Exciting and New



Are you ready for all of the new and wonderful offerings from Close To My Heart this Spring?  If you haven't seen our newest catalog, prepare to be blown away!  You'll find fantastic new stamps sets for a variety of paper crafting projects and more than a dozen sets which coordinate with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (stamp images with a red outline coordinate perfectly).   You can see the whole catalog online on my brand new consultant web site!  The site has been redesigned to provide you with better access to project inspiration, including our fun instructional videos and an easier online ordering process.

In addition to the new catalog and redesigned web site, I'm happy to announce a brand new monthly newsletter will debut on April 1st!  You don't want to miss an issue of Celebrate Your CreativitySign up to receive it by creating an account on my consultant web site and be sure the box for the newsletter is checked.


Don't forget, there are only a few days left to purchase the March Stamp of the Month!  Visit my web site for more information plus detailed instructions for the projects shown.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Fresh Start

It's Spring, the season for lovely flowers and fresh starts.  I cannot wait to get out in the garden!  My lemon tree is in bloom and the scent of the blossoms is intoxicating.  Several of my roses are just starting to bloom including my yellow heritage rose bush, Lady Banks, which has spread its branches up against the fountain of white blossoms put forth by a spirea bush.  Pink petals are just beginning to rain down from the Cecile Brunner climbing rose which threatens to take over the entire flower bed.  The Souvenir de la Malmaison is outdoing all of them with over half a dozen large pink blooms.  I got really lucky this year that my Black eyed Susan vine didn't freeze.  I'm hoping it will be at least six feet tall this summer.



One of my favorite things to do is bring the dogs out into the flowers for a photo shoot!  Disney and Henry have been primping in preparation (read Mom stuck us in the tub!) and I am hoping for sunshine on Saturday.  I can't wait to play with these photos and a few of the new stamp sets from the Spring Close To My Heart catalog.  Have you seen these sets: Delight, Spring Up, A Blossom and A Garden?  Check out the Spring section of our brand new catalog beginning on page 64 or view the online catalog.  I can't wait to play!


Disney was just a tiny pup when he posed for this picture in front of the Black eyed Susan vine.  I've got my fingers crossed for some great shots this weekend!