Monday, November 22, 2010

November Constant Campaign

November Constant Campaign
A Little MORE Thanks

During November we're expressing our gratitude to you. When you place a minimum order of $100 US , you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set (A-D) of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! It's just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you this November.

November 1, 2010 at 9 am (MDT) through November 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm (MST)

Please let me know if you're interested in doing this!!

December Workshops

Once again, my wonderful upline, Karen Pedersen, has saved my life and time! by designing these beautiful layouts for the December workshop. We'll be using the beautiful Mistletoe paper packet to create some wonderful layouts to remember your Christmas holidays.
Thursday, December 2 from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, December 3 from 9-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 4 from noon-2 p.m.
In the $35 bundle, you'll receive the paper packet, brochure, exclusive stamp set found on page 25 of your idea book or you can view it at
under products/online idea book (you just need to go to page 25), and the Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment embellishment packet (pg. 91).
Your additional embellishments for $15 will be
Pearl Opaques, 1 extra sheet of New England Ivy CS, and the Ribbon Rounds Cranberry Collection.
You can add the stickease for $5 more.
The basic $35 kit will include everything except the exclusive stamp set.
Please let me know by
Saturday which kit you'd like to order.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Stamp of the Month

Here's a cute stamp set to get you in the mood for Christmas!! You can purchase it for $22.95 or at a reduced rate depending on your order. With a $100 order, you can get it for Free!! Let me know if you're interested! These fun cards were also designed by Karen Pedersen. Aren't they fun?

Studio J

I have not been very good about keeping you informed of the latest developments for Studio J, our new digital scrapbooking department. If you've ever wanted to give it a try, log on to my website at, click on Studio J and play away!! Here is more information:
I am so happy to let you know that Close To My Heart's Studio J digital scrapbooking has taken a huge step forward in its benefits to you. There are more details than I could possibly tell you so I am offering this review of Studio J through the link below. There has even been a change in the membership program since this was written--to your very great advantage.. "To help make Studio J® as user-friendly as possible, Close To My Heart is removing restrictions on the number of layouts members can purchase at 50% off each month. Now members are no longer limited to 10 layouts at this price, but will receive the 50% discount on every layout ordered. Members will still receive one free shipment per month for up to 20 layouts when their orders reach the existing minimums."

Won't you please read this article and then get back to me with any questions? For all you computer savvy people, this is truly a great innovation. If you are interested in purchasing a Studio J membership, you may go to my website at Go to "Shop Online" and "Studio J Items

Olivia Workshop pictures

Here are the photos of the layouts designed by Karen Pedersen (my amazing upline)!

November Workshops

Thanks so much for your patience!! These past few months have been crazy. Kristen, my youngest decided to get married and gave me about 6 weeks to throw together a wedding. That coupled with 3 new grandchildren on the way and a crazy new semester at school, I have not done a very good job at keeping up with my business.
After taking October off, I'm going to offer two options for the November workshop. Both of these wonderful workshops have been designed by my incredibly talented upline, Karen Pedersen. The first will be The Hooligans workshop (great for Halloween or birthday pictures), using our new flip flaps. The second will be the Olivia Workshop, with beautiful fall colors.
For the Hooligans workshop, you can order the bundle containing paper packet, brochure, stamp set and sunset mini-medley for $35
Embellishment package for $15 will include a package of flip flaps, Hooligans (felt monsters) 2 page protectors
Add stickease for $5

For Olivia: Olivia
Workshop bundle for $35 includes the paper packet, exclusive stamp set, brochure and designer shimmer brads
Embellishment package for $15 Lagoon Mini-Medley, Simple Alphabet LC Dimensional Elements
Add stickease for $5
Basic Package for $35: Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet , stickease, simple Alphabet Lower case Dimensional Elements, designer shimmer brads

Dates for the workshop:
Thursday, November 4 from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, November 5 from 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 from noon to 2 p.m.

Please RSVP by October 28 so I can get the kits ordered. I'll post pictures of Olivia in the next post.

Friday, July 9, 2010

August Workshops

Here are the layouts for next month with our fun Zippidee papers. You can use these for Disney, any amusement parks, back to school, just about anything!!
Dates: thursday, August 5, 2010 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, August 6 from 9:00-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 7 from noon-2 p.m.
Cost of workshop is $35 for basic bundle including an exclusive stamp set, paper packet, brochure and a package of dimensional element stars. You can add on an embellishment package for $15 which includes a package of black hemp and holiday buttons or our new felt borders Fancy Fuzz (one that has circles looking strangely like Mickey Mouse and one that has Indian Corn Blue diamonds). For an additional $5 you can order the matching stickease. OR you can do the basic kit without the stamp set where you'll receive the stickease, paper packet, D E. stars, black hemp and Fancy Fuzz for $35.00. Please RSVP by July 31!! Call me at (801)942-3645 or send me an email!

July Workshop Photos

Here are the photos of the July Workshop using the new Cherry-O papers. These layouts are inspired by my lovely upline, Karen Pedersen with a few changes by me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Studio J

I'm so excited for the newest member of the Close to My Heart family!! In order to reach all scrapbookers, we've added digital scrapbooking to our possibilities!
Questions and Answers:
What is Studio J™ Design Software?
Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create custom-printed two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!
Is Studio J easy to use?
Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:
uploading your photos;
choosing your desired themed kit;
selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;
and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments?
Of course! If you love Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J.
Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
Not at all! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to your Consultant’s MyCTMH website to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!
Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
You bet! You can create a customer profile that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.
Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top quality printing technology and archival-quality papers.
What is the price?
You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $12.95. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors® to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:
For 5–9 layout purchases: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!
For 10–20 layout purchases: You’ll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.

I'll be sharing some of my layouts over the next few weeks. I hope you'll like them as much as I do!

Monday, May 10, 2010

June Workshops

Here are the June Workshop layouts designed by the talented Dana Kessler. Ours will look just a little different because I made some minor changes but you'll get the main idea from these! In your packet including the bundle, you'll receive the Splendor paper packet, brochure, exclusive stamp set and our new Pizzazz Irresistibles Dimensional Elements for $35. The $15 accessory package will include our new designer brads (they're adorable), glitter gel (much less messy than prisma glitter) and a 6x6 accordian album which you can use with the new Miracle kit (I'll give you directions!) or any other paper packet. Stickease, if you purchase both packages will be an additional $5. Or you can order the basic $35 kit which will include the paper packet, dimensional elements, stickease, brads and glitter gel. Also, please bring your adhesive, scissors and the Outdoor Denim mini-medleys from last month. Please RSVP by May 24 if you'd like to come!!
Dates: Thursday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. and Saturday, June 4 from noon-2 p.m. I realize this is the last week of school. If these dates are a problem, please contact me and we'll work something else out!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration in May with this special Miracle kit offer. It's a beautiful spring-themed scrapbooking kit that includes new, coordinating B&T Duos® die-cut papers, B&T Duos, Irresistibles™ chipboard die-cuts, My Stickease® adhesive images, Flip Flaps™, plus more favorite accessories and papers. We're also including an instruction brochure for easily creating two beautiful two-page layouts—with no stamping required! Here are the details:

From April 15 (at 9 am MT) –May 31:

Purchase the kit outright for $19.95.
Place a minimum order of $40 (excluding Studio J™ orders) and purchase the kit for only $10.
Place a minimum order of $60 (excluding Studio J orders) and purchase the kit for only $5.
Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!

From May 1–31, sign up as a new Consultant between and receive a kit FREE!

As an added bonus, with any purchase of this kit, I'll email you instructions for this beautiful 6x6 accordian album designed by Vicki Wizniuk, another incredibly talented consultant. To complete the album, you'll need a 6x6 accordian album and a package of Sparkles. To order, contact me at!

You Rock

Here are the photos of our May workshop using the fun new You Rock paper and Workshop on the Go accessories.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Double the Fun for Mother's Day

(sorry about the poor photo but you get the idea!!)

Announcing: A "Double Your Fun" workshop. Each workshop kit contains everything needed to make 2 of these gorgeous Mother's Day Display Album gifts. You can make 2 yourself (keep one, give one away...or one for mom and one for mom-in-law..the possibilities are endless) OR you can split the workshop with a friend. Hence the name.. Double Your Fun!

This darling display album has 12 pages in it. Each page holds one photo. Page size is 6" x 6". The front and back covers are also decorated. You could also use it for 'grandmother' (there are plenty of letters to do this in the 'better package'). Or, you could leave the letters off entirely and use it for whatever you want.

Workshop is Thursday, April 22 from 7 - 10 pm and Friday, April 23 from 9 am - 11:30 am.

One of the COOLEST things about this workshop is that you can come and create your Display Album in person, or you can do it long distance. Just add $5 to the workshop cost for shipping if you decide to participate long distance. Email me to sign up (

Here's how it works* (Pay close attention. There are three options here!). All products are Close To My Heart. You are more than welcome to look through your current supplies and make substitutions for the additional embellishments. You are also more than welcome to order a la carte!

Basic Package (makes 2 books for a total of $35.28 {this is $17.64 per book}):
1-Veranda Creative Basics Collection
2-My Creations Display Flip Book
2-8 sheets cardstock (4 vanilla cream, 2 creme brulee, 1 juniper, 1 garden green)
2-cutting guides

Better Package (makes 2 books for a total of $64.82 {this is $32.41 per book}) includes Basic Package plus the following:
2-Metal Brads Assortments
1-Just Blooms Spring Blossom Pack
1-Grey Wool Marker
1-Irresistibles Letters

Best Package (makes 2 books for a total of $82.93 {this is $41.47 per book}) includes Basic and Better Packages plus the following:
1-Filigree Charms
1-Pewter Designer Brads

Participant Brings:
Paper Trimmer
Glue Dots

Jill provides at the workshop**:
Personal Help and Instruction
2" Circle Punch
3" Circle Punch
Corner Rounder
Scalloped Scissors

**If you are participating long distance you will need these or similar items of your own.
I need your RSVP by April 10 to get your supplies ordered. Call me at (801)942-3645 or email me today!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lucky You!!

I am running a special in my business this month called "Lucky YOU!" Here's how it works: If you are a current Workshop member and you bring 2 friends to play group with you in April that choose to join our Workshop Group , you get your Basic Package for the following month, absolutely FREE (a $30.74 value!). If you are not a current member but if you sign yourself and another new customer up for a class in April and you both join, you get your Basic Package absolutely FREE ($30.74 value)! LUCKY YOU! Please email me if you are interested in taking advantage of this special!! To join the group, you must commit to coming and purchasing a supply kit for the next year. I think once you come, you'll discover how much fun it is and how wonderful the women are who are already coming!! Who doesn't need a night out once a month to scrapbook family memories and share them with others!!

Caboodle Workshop

Hi ladies!

Here are the April Workshop layouts designed by my wonderful upline Karen Pedersen. We'll be using the Caboodle paper and you can purchase your kits in several different options:
Basic Kit $35
You'll receive the paper packet, Stickease, a package of Dimensional Elements, the metal tabs and a Sweet Leaf Ribbon Round.
Basic Bundle $35
Includes paper packet, the Dimensional Elements and an exclusive fun new stamp set.
Accessory bundle $15
Sweet Leaf Ribbon Round and metal tabs
Purchase Both Bundles and you can purchase the stickease for $5! Or order them a la carte for $5.70.
Workshop Dates:

Thursday, April 1 from 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 from noon-2 p.m.
Friday, April 16 from 9-11:30 a.m.***please note date change

Please RSVP by March 29 to (801)942-3645 or send me an email at I'd love to have you come!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

TopStitch workshop

Hi ladies!!

Here are the layouts for the next scrapbook workshop. Thanks to my great upline Karen Pedersen, you won't be disappointed in these beautiful works of art using the new Topstitch Paper packet. This month for $35, the basic bundle includes the new stamp set, the paper packet, the brochure and the accessory Colonial White Mini-Medleys. For the additional $15, you'll receive the new Dimensional Elements Hearts, a package of itty sparkles and this time, the Stickease. If you'd like to go for the usual extra $5 add-on, I'll surprise you!! Please RSVP by February 20 so I can get the orders in!! Call me at (801)942-3645 or email me to let me know if you're coming! I almost forgot the dates!! Thursday night, March 4 from 7-9 p.m. Friday morning, March 5 from 9-11:30 a.m and Saturday, March 6 from noon-2 p.m.

Correction!! In the accessory packet, you won't receive the Stickease. I forgot we have an adorable new product called Soft Suede Pinwheels which match this paper packet perfectly!! So.... the Stickease will now be in the $5 add-on as usual!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Countdown to Christmas Workshop

Cost: $20 for first, $18 for each additional
Date: Friday, February 19 9-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 27 10-noon

Please RSVP by February 5 by calling me at (801)942-3645 or

Veranda February Scrapbooking Workshop

Workshop dates:
Thursday, February 4 from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, February 5 9-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 6 from noon-2 p.m.
Cost: $35, $50 or $55

Please email me for more details or to RSVP.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Check these out!! These beautiful (and very generic) layouts can be made from the beautiful Felicity promotion for National Papercrafting Month. Everyone receiving this paper packet this month from me either through purchasing it or getting it free will receive the cutting guides and instructions (provided by another consultant, Lynn Como--thanks, Lynn). You can get this packet by purchasing it for $34.95, or receiving it free with a $60 purchase of stamp sets, $125 purchase, as a hostess of a $400 party or when you become a consultant by January 31. If you're interested, please contact me at (801)942-3645 or by email at

Have a great day!

January Scrapbooking Workshop

Here are the layouts for this month. We're using the Sweet Home paper packet, white mini-medley embellishments, the new top coat acetate photo frames and the buttercup ribbon rounds. Classes will be held Friday, January 8 from 9:00-11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 9 from noon-2 p.m. or Thursday evening, January 14th from 7-9 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, January 8 if you'd like to attend the 14th.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January Card Workshop

Card Workshop will be held on Thursday evening, January 14 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday morning, January 15 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. We're using the beautiful new Veranda Creative Basics Papers, the new Just Blooms flower and our new filigree brads. Please let me know if you'd like to come by January 6 so I can order enough supplies. These cards are from a "Wishes" workshop from our newest Card Design book. Cost of the workshop is $20 for the 8 cards and we'll make a coordinating card box so you can give these away as a gift if you'd like! I'm sorry most of the cards are the wrong way but you get the idea!!