December 10, 2012

Treat Yourself for the Holidays!

Everyone loves a great bargain!! ~~ Close To My Heart is adding more items to the While Supplies Last section. There is paper and coordinating accessories, and many other items added at a substantial markdown!

**As a bonus, when you spend $50.00 on my website, you will be given a FREE Bonding Memories glue pen (a $4.50 value). Plus, you can also get the December Stamp of the Month "YEAR ROUND CHEER" for $5.00 

As an added bonus, if you place an order totaling $35.00, beginning December 13, 2012, you can take advantage of the December/January campaign Whoo's Your Valentine for $10.00 (a $40.00 value)  Your “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit includes: 

  • 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby) 
  •  3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock) 
  • 1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper — new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
  • 12 – Treat Tubes with Lids — new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size) 

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I hope you'll treat yourself and be ready to get crafty in 2013!

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November 12, 2012

CLOSE TO MY HEART clearance sale!!!

**Get it while it's hot!!!  Close to my Heart has just added new items to the clearance section on my website.  If you go to, then click on SHOP & then While Supplies Last, you will see what's been added.  There are some great things added from the last catalog, including Christmas paper.  If you have any questions, contact me right away.

Kristyn  Pin It

October 25, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop

Are you starting to think about the upcoming Holidays?  I have started making some lists, and gathering some ideas, including Christmas cards.  This year, I will be hosting a Christmas Card Workshop, at my home, on November 17th.  We will be using the Pear and Partridge Card-Making workshop to make 15 cards (3 styles, 5 of each style).  If you'd like to sign up for my class, contact me by November 3rd.  I will be placing an order and will need to know the amount of supplies I will need to prepare.  If you can't make it but, would still like to make the cards, I can mail you a stamped, pre-cut set with the directions.  The cost is $15.00 for the 1st set, and $10.00 for any sets after that. 

I'll be posting pictures of the ladies making the cards.
Stop by to see all of the fun we had!

Kristyn Pin It

September 29, 2012

October is Pinterest/Craft month!

I'm so excited for October!  Fall is my favorite time of year.  I happened to make a comment the other day on my facebook page that I needed to take a month off to complete all of the Pinterest and craft projects that I'd like to do.  My aunt replied that she is declaring October -- Pinterest project month.  I'm accepting that challenge and am going to try to get caught up on some projects that have been on the back burner and get started on my Christmas cards.  I started a little early by getting a 2-page scrapbook layout done today.  I think that it turned out really cute.  It is of my daughter Emily when she was about 15 months old (she's now a senior in high school). *I always say that it's never to late to start.

This is your invitation to join me and get started this month by starting and/or finishing any project that you've been putting off.  I am hosting an all day craft project/crop at my house on October 13th. Contact me if you'd like to attend.  

I hope that you'll keep stopping by to see what all I'm posting of what I got done this month.  I hope you'll share your projects with me too.

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September 20, 2012

National Stamping Month~

There is a little over a week left to get in on the September Stamping special!  When you spend $35.00 in the Fall/Winter catalog, you can get the double My Acrylix stamp set for just $5.00.  This is a a very fun stamp that can make some great cards scrapbook pages.  Contact me today for more info on getting your set.

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September 18, 2012

Card Making Workshop!

This past Saturday, I hosted a card making workshop for friends and family.  We had so much fun using the MyAcrylix stamp sets and ink pads.  We made 3 cards: a birthday, Thinking of You, and a Thank You card  and used the Dakota paper pack from the Close to my Heart Fall/Winter catalog.  For a couple people, it was their first time using the stamps, but they quickly got the hang of it!  Everyone loved the cards that we made and they can't wait until the next scrapbook/cardmaking day. 

Thank you
The finished project!
Thinking of You

Happy Birthday using Cricut Artiste for the balloons.

I hope you'll stop by again soon!
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September 13, 2012


Some of my boxes of pictures
Getting them organized
 When I talk to people about scrapbooking, one of the most popular responses about why they don't do it is that their pictures are thrown in boxes, or they're not sure what to do to get them organized .  I always have the same response - YOU CAN DO IT!   To get started, start small.  Set aside a 1/2 hour to an hour at a time and dive in.  Pull those pictures out and try to arrange them in piles according to what you would like to do with them.  You can put them in piles according to year, each child, vacations, different holidays, etc.  I divide mine by year and then by month.  Cues from the picture like holidays, what everyone is wearing, seasons, etc., are a good help in determining the time of year.  Use an index card as a divider.  Write on the index card, the month, the year, event, and any other important information.  This will be helpful later when you're ready to start making scrapbook pages. 

If you have pictures saved on your computer or memory cards, I would suggest setting up an account to Snapfish or Shutterfly.  You can upload your pictures to their web site, and get them printed cheaply.  They do a great job, and you can always use a coupon.  They will ship them right to your door.  You can organize them as they come in the mail.

Good luck getting started and I hope my suggestions motivate you to get started!

Come back soon for more. 


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September 2, 2012

The September Stamp of the Month is so useful!

*You can make some great cards and scrapbook pages with the September stamp of the month set! You can get this stamp set 2 different ways! You can buy if for $17.95 or you can get it for just $5.00 when you spend $50.00 from the Fall/Winter catalog. Contact me or visit my website for more information. Pin It

August 25, 2012

Bracket Frame and card set

To get ready for my Fall/Winter 2012 open house, I was excited to work on the new bracket and frame.  I also was excited to try out the new Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge Artiste!  I used the Avonlea paper pack and coordinating embellishments.  I think it turned out great.  Also, I made a set of cards using the Avonlea paper and cut out a 6" magazine file (to hold the cards) with the Artiste cartridge.  I love it!  If you'd like to see this paper pack or get the exclusive Artiste cartridge, contact me today! Pin It

August 22, 2012

My 1st attmept

Setting up this blog wasn't easy.  I have worked hard to get it all figured out.  I hope that you will enjoy seeing the craft projects pictues and information about how I did them, as well as specials being offered by Close to my Heart Scrapbooking & Stamping! Pin It