Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A little more THANKS!

Want to know how to get $45.90 FREE with a $100 order? Well, if you do then I have TWO HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS today. If you are gearing up for Thanksgiving and already feeling a little bit a gratitude, then this post is for YOU!

Here's what you'll find in today's post:
1. November Stamp of the Month: "ALittle Thanks"
2. November Close To My Heart Special: "A Little MORE Thanks"

Read on....

1. November Stampof the Month: "A Little Thanks": As you know, along with a new month, comes a NEW STAMP OF THE MONTH, and this month's is a MUST HAVE! I love this set. I think of all the cards I make, "Thank YOU" cards are by far the ones I make and use the most. If that little factoid is true in your world too, and Close To My Heart's special are full of thanks and gratitude for YOU!

The November Stamp of the Month (D1444-A Little Thanks) is available to you to purchase or earn FREE during the month of November only. It's GREAT for thank you cards and layouts about gratutude. Read below to find out how to get it!

*earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)

*earn it for 70% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)

*earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)

*earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)

*purchase if for full retail price ($22.95)

Here is what the set actualy looks like. The actual size of the carrier sheet is 6" X 6". That will help you understand the approximate sizze of the images.

And is that weren't enough....GET THIS:

2. November Close To My Heart Special - "A Little More Thanks": During the month of November, Close To My Heart is expressing "A Little More Thanks" to you with a FREE My Acrlix stamp set of your choosing. When you place a minimum order of $100 (before shipping and tax), not only will you receive the November Stamp of the Month ("A Little Thanks ...$22.95 value) FREE, but you will also receive on e free stamp set of your choice from the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book FREE (free stamp sets include sizes A, B C and D. Stamp sets that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go stamp sets, E-size stamp sets, and customizeble K stamps. tax and shipping apply.) That means if you spend $100 (before shipping and tax) you could get $45.90 in stamp sets absolutely FREE!

This November's special is just Close To My Heart's way of expressing "A Little More Thanks" to YOU, our valuable customers!

To take advantage of the AWESOME special, just click to enter my website, then click on "Shop online". You will be prompted to add the FREE Stamp of the Month (A Little Thanks) and your FREE set at the end of your order.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

BUSY Summer!!

Brad turned the BIG "50" in June. It was pretty hard to surprise him with a party
but pulled it off. YEAH!! I must say he looks pretty good for being 50.
We are so glad to have him in our lives.

Brad's Best Friend Wilson.

Mom's work party was at the Bee's Game. We had a great BBQ and enjoyed some fun with everyone.

Samantha and Mom at the game. We were having too much fun.

Dad's work party was at a cabin down in Provo Canyon. It was a beautiful place, very peaceful. It had it's very own fishing hole. Dawson really enjoyed that part. We would love to live there.

The Big One!

Amazing Cabin. Swimming, fishing, awesome meal and good friends. Who could ask for more.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Price Markdowns at Close To My Heart

Price markdowns! Are your ears perked yet? I hope so because mine certainly perked right up when I heard the news.

Here's how to see the 'goods':
  1. Head to my website
  2. Click on Shop Online.
  3. Click on Markdown.
  4. Then take a peek at the offerings. I'm pretty certain you will be shocked and amazed and the sizable markdowns on some of our most popular products of the past couple of years. They range from 20% off up to 61% off. WOWZERS!
If this weren't enough, you are going to DIE when I reveal the June special that Close To My Heart is running

1. Jackpot June: 50% off Products and FREE Goodies! Hit the jackpot and win FREE products with Jackpot June.

This Close To My Heart special, starting TODAY, June 1, provides you with a different deal each day. Be sure to check out my website each day for each new and exciting offer! Once you have landed on my home page, just click "Shop Online" to begin seeing what each day's Jackpot June deals are.
  • Some days you can grab loaded Goodie Boxes at 50% or more off retail value.
  • Other days are Jackpot Days. These days give you a list of 5 products offered at special discounted prices--one of which will trigger the Jackpot (a surprise product you'll receive FREE!). Take a chance and hope that you buy the right item that gets you the free product, or play it safe and buy one of each, guaranteeing that you will hit the Jackpot!
Either way you will save money on favorite scrapbooking and stamping supplies by grabbing a different bargain each day in June. Deals include discounted shipping/handling costs too! These special offers are available only online so be ready every day to check out my website and get your deal! New deals are posted each day at 8 am (MDT).

Jackpot June purchases must include ONLY Jackpot June items (the Goodie Box or the discounted items) and nothing else. This will streamline orders and allow CTMH to offer discounted shipping for this exciting promotion.

2. June Stamp of the Month: I love Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month program. Each month they offer a stamp set that is available for that month only. It is yours to purchase for full price, at a 25%, 50%, or 75% discount, or best of all, yours to earn FREE! More details to follow...

June's Stamp of the Month (D1422-Wonderful Friend) is perfect for creations for the men in your life! As you can see from the photo at the top of this post. I used the following CTMH colors on my cards: cocoa, olive, indian corn blue, colonial white. The photo of the stamp set you see here shows each of the individual stamps that come in the set. The actual size of the carrier sheet is 6" x 6".

This set can be yours in several different ways:
  • earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
  • purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)

Here are some samples using the June Stamp of the Month. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know if you would like to take advantage or just visit my website at

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Close To My Heart's Summer Idea Book

It's here and it's live! The Close To My Heart 2010 Summer Idea Book went live today and it is right here on my blog and ready to view and order from. WAHOO!!

Here is a Sneak Peek to the New Level 2 Paper packets added this catalog. I think they are all adorable. The First is "Cherry O":
The Second is "Zippidee":

The Third is "Passages":

And the Fourth is "Splendor":

There are some amazing new stamp sets as well. I can't wait to start playing with them. You can view the entire catalog on the left side of my blog. Click on the photo of the catalog and it will direct you to a online version of it. You can also view product new and old on my website Check back often for fun new things all the time. I love my job and CTMH is the best company.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Honors Orchestra Concert

Samantha was picked to participate in the Honor's Orchestra this year. It was directed by Don Findley, a professor from BYU. I was so proud if her. She works hard at everything she does and has maintained excellent grades all through middle school. I love her so much and am so grateful for all that she does. She makes our family complete.

Kim and Croy came to watch as well. We love Croy and everyone is always fighting over who gets to hold him. Thanks Kim for all your support and friendship. Sister forever!!

May 2010 Workhops

May Workshops are coming soon. YEAH! The dates are May 11th, 12th and 13th. I am so excited for this month. Not only is it National Scrapbooking Month, the new catalog goes live as of May 1st. There are some awesome new products coming out. If you are not coming to workshops already and would like to, let me know. It is a great girls night out.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

National Scrapbooking Month "Miracle Kit"

National Scrapbooking Month isn't until May, but CTMH is on the ball. They have offered this kit to you starting now, so that you can have it in your hot little hands in time to start celebrating National Scrapbooking Month from day 1. YEAH! You can get this amazing kit by visiting my website at ( or contacting me personally.

This charming scrapbooking kit featuring spring inspired colors and floral patterns is "Miraculously" easy to assemble with no stamping required. The brochure will guide you through easily creating 2 two page layouts (plus you will have plenty of left-over papers and supplies for a few cards!). There are several ways to snatch this fashionable Miracle Kit at a great discount or even FREE!

  1. purchase the kit outright for $19.95 (order #CC1009) between April 15 and May 31
  2. spend $40 (before shipping and tax) and receive this kit for $10 (order #CC1009A) between April 15 and May 31
  3. Spend $60 (before shipping and tax) and receive this kit for $5 (order #CC1009B) between April 15 and May 31
  4. Host a home gathering between April 15 and May 31 with a minimum sales of $300 and receive the kit for FREE!
  5. Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1 and May 31 and receive a kit FREE!

Miracle Kit Contents (CTMH Colors featured: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, and Bamboo.)

  • 5 - Colonial White Cardstock
  • 1 - Bamboo Cardstock
  • 1 - Floral B&T Duos Paper
  • 1 - Stripe B&T Duos Paper
  • 1 - Crystal Blue B&T Duos Duos Die-Cut
  • 1 - Sweet Leaf B&T Duos Die-Cut
  • 1 - 6"x 12" My Stickease Assortment
  • 1 - 6" x 9" Irresistibles Chipboard Die-Cuts
  • 1 - Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
  • 12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
  • 3 - 4"x6" Memory Protectors Flip Flaps
  • 2 - Wedge Sponges
  • 1 - Brochure

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Workshops

April Workshop Layout

Workshops will be April 13th, 14th and 15th. We will be making this two page layout and a card. If you would like to join us, just let me know.

Finally A Post

I can't believe it has been almost a whole year since I have posted anything. I finally have a day off. Yeah!!! Life has been a whirlwind lately. I have changed jobs and kids are growing up fast. My sister is finally getting her baby this Friday (She has been waiting for 5 years) and she will be a wonderful Mom since she helped to raise my children. My Dad was diagnosed with a rare form of ALS. Is is called PLS "Primary Lateral Sclerosis. It has been really hard to see him frustrated. Today is his 71st Birthday. I love him so much and he has been a hugh part of my life. I would not be were I am today with out him. I admire my Mom so much. She is the strongest women I know. She is still trying to work as a nurse in ICU three days a week for 12 hour days and then is taking care of my Dad which is a full-time job. I wish I was more like her. I know this has been hard on her but she never complains. I am grateful for my brothers and sister for all helping us take care of him. We take turns on the days my Mom works. It helps so much when everyone pitches in. Enough rambling and feeling sorry for myself. Everyone has trials to go through.

Dawson is preparing to get his drivers license this month. I am not sure how I feel about that. He is a good driver but I am not ready to let go yet. (teeheehee) He is in the 10th grade and doing pretty well. I am grateful for the choices he makes and what a great kid he is.

Samantha is my beautiful daughter. She is in the 8th grade and a great student. She has been on the Honor Roll the entire time she has been in middle school. She also makes awesome choices and is very strong in what she believes in. I love the example she is to me. I have been truly blessed to have both of my children.

I am so grateful to be serving the Young Women's program. I love the girls I teach and care so much for them. I also love being in the youth program with both my children.

I am also grateful for my Husband and all he does for me. He has put up with a lot of emotional and physical stress and tries to stay patient. He has picked up a lot of slack at home. I would be totally lost without him.