Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back in the Craft Room Again.... January Workshop is Snowhaven.

I can't wait to host these workshops.  I will be doing this as a vendor at a weekend crop and I also have my crazy bunch of regular workshop attendees!  I really enjoy my monthly workshops!

January's workshop is Snowhaven... I was so happy that I had adorable puppy snow pics to go with this paper pack.

Contact me if you are interested in this workshop. killiandeb@gmail.com

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Workshops Galore... Brushed, Pathfinding, Scaredy Cat and Wanderful...

I have been having so much fun with the new products in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  Here is a quick look at my next four workshops.  Contact me at killiandeb@gmail.com if you are interested in attending a workshop or purchasing a pre-cut kit.




Scaredy Cat



I'll be back soon with more Artfully Sent!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Day Has Arrived.... Welcome to Annual Inspirations!!!

The new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book is finally live!  It is jam packed with wonderful product that is sure to please any paper crafter!  Whether your passion is Scrapbooking (traditional, digital or pocket style), Card Making, Journal Books, Mini Albums, Home Decor, Wearable Crafts or Gift Giving, you will not be disappointed with this 193-page book full of inspiration!  Click on the book cover above to view or download the PDF version or contact me to obtain a copy of this awesome book!  There will also be two smaller Seasonal Inspirations Books (#1 in December and #2 in April and will feature new paper packets, WOTG, and items geared around upcoming seasonal happenings).

Now, let's check out some of the new products featured in the Annual Inspirations book!

Nine new My Reflections Paper Patterns with coordinating Complements & Assortments:

Five new additions to the Exclusive Color Pallete

Six new Cut Above quick kits: *Each kit comes with the supplies to make 10 quick but stylish cards or treat bags.  Add one of the coordinating B-Size Stamp Sets priced at only $9.95 for quick and easy creations!

Designer Creations Line: 9 new modern stylish products perfect for your Gift Giving needs

I will add some photos of samples and more new product updates in the coming days/weeks.  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Celebrate 30 with Close To My Heart

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of six great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. 

They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more! So make sure to take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s  anniversary—but you get the gift!




*Offer valid June 1–30, 2014. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30). Offer valid while supplies last. Clearance, bulk, “While Supplies Last,” supply items, and Studio J™ items do not count toward a qualifying purchase ($50), nor does the gift collection itself.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Liverpool Craft Extravaganza - Weather Permitting

I am both excited and admittedly a little stressed about my first craft fair tomorrow. While I have been preparing for it for a while, there just doesn't seem to be enough time to complete all the fun crafty ideas running through my head. I have most of the items ready for the display, now if the weather will just cooperate. We are supposed to get lots of rain and possible flooding, but I guess I will wait until 6:30 am to assess the park and make the call! At this point I am leaning toward just setting up with what I have and winging it... :)

I have been wanting to make some of these adorable little framed Weekly Planners and I am so glad I did! This is only a small part of what I will have in the booth. I will have greeting cards, with the concentration on Father's Day, Birthdays, Graduation, Wedding and Baby as well as some generic greetings. I will have home decor items and some very adorable mini albums. Anyone that has seen them so far wanted to buy them right there on the spot. I told them I could make more but needed them for my booth or it would be empty! haha 

In addition to ready to buy items, I will have some retired product and used Stamp Sets for sale for a reduced price.  I will also have samples of my workshops in the event you would like to see what's included in my monthly events!  There will, of course, be a Door Prize... so make sure if you stop by you drop your name in for a chance to win!

Check out the Weekly Planner though... so cute... you just write with a dry erase pen, erase and start over.  It would be awesome to have a chore chart done this way to match a child's room or a Honey Do list, or even a meal planner to match the kitchen... the possibilities are endless and they look so much nicer than a paper list:

Stop by and visit PaperHugz if you get a chance and the weather is nice!  I hope to see you there!  It's always nice to see a friendly face!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Free To Be Me

During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

To make this deal even better, CTMH has created an awesome workshop that is available to you for FREE!  Check out the list of items needed to complete the workshop and create your shopping list! Add the paper collection and the Stamp of the Month and voila... instant layout and card workshop!

Dates: Offer valid May 1, 2014 (9:00 MDT) – May 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MDT).

Sunday, April 27, 2014

May Workshop is Timberline

The May Workshops will feature the Timberline paper pattern.

The layout workshop I will be offering includes the 2 layouts below and a bonus greeting card for $20. 

Layout 1 (Make a Wish)

In this layout we will showcase the awesome CTMH white core paper by distressing and sanding the paper. 

 Layout 2 (Life is a Journey  )

We will play with some new woodgrain washi tape on this layout to create our own custom zip strip.

BONUS GREETING CARD (Masculine Shirt & Tie Card, choice of Father's Day or Birthday)
*Card can be assembled either way since these patterns are back and front of same paper.
*The adorable shirt and tie on the above card was cut using the Artiste Cricut Collection

The dates this workshop will be offered are:
  • Monday, May 18 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, May 22 @ 5:30pm-8:30pm
Attendees should bring their basic tool kit (adhesive, scissors, etc)

Email me at killiandeb@gmail.com for more details.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Discover the Art of the Business in APRIL!!!

Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant April 1–30, 2014, and receive your favorite "art-full" Close To My Heart Cricut® collection FREE! Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed. Plus, when you qualify for the Straight To The Top program, you will be refunded the price of your New Consultant Kit. Select your FREE Cricut® collection—retail priced at $99—when you order your New Consultant Kit and watch your new business soar!

What a great opportunity to start your business with fantastic savings!  

An AWESOME Starter Kit... Just $99 (valued at over $300)

FREE Cricut Collection of your choice... Retail Value is $99

BONUS Paper Pack of your choice... Retail Value is $9.95

What makes this opportunity even sweeter??  
  • If you reach $1200 in your first 3 months, you will get reimbursed for the cost of your kit, minus shipping.  It sounds like a lot, but I hit $1200 by month 2 and I know you can too!!
  • You will be joining a great team of very crafty consultants that offer each other unlimited friendship and support!  
  • You will have access to online training, marketing, business support 24/7
  • You will have the opportunity to reach others that share your passion for creating and celebrating memories.  
  • All this and you get commission on sales, free product based on those sales, advance access to new product, the opportunity to qualify for contests/trips, etc... 
  • I give you my word, I will do everything I can to help you get going.  I have some tried and true methods of reaching people and generating sales.
April is the month... the time is now!!!  I joined CTMH approximately 2 years ago and I couldn't be happier with my decision!  I have tried other Direct Sales companies in the past and had to spend a lot of time marketing my product with letters, newsletters, printing door prizes, forms, creating photos, etc... ALL of this is provided for you!  I can't even tell you how blessed I am to have developed so many new relationships with crafty people of all levels.  The CTMH products sell themselves.  I have people reach out to me!! 

Have further questions, give me a call at 315-278-8547 or email me at killiandeb@gmail.com

Are you ready to sign up and get your business going... just click here and sign up, choose your FREE Cricut and wait patiently it to come in the mail!  Don't forget to email me with your choice of Paper Pack!!! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine's Day Card Workshop

Sunday, February 2, 2014, Noon – 4:00pm
**Yes, it is Super Bowl Sunday, but you can come any time between Noon and 4pm**
Workshop is at my house unless otherwise notified (based on final number of attendees)

All crafters are welcome.  We will create mini 3x3 cards to hand out to classmates, coworkers, family & friends.  This is the perfect workshop for an adult to spend quality craft time with a child (Children under 10 must work with an adult).  All materials are pre-cut and ready to assemble. NOTE: 10 Cards should take approx 30-45 mins

When choosing your Custom Card Class, please note the following:
·         Cards shown are only a sample of the variety available
·         Many sentiments to choose from (Happy Valentine’s Day, U Rock, You’re Sweet, Be Mine, You’re The Bomb, Dog-Gone Adorable, You’re One Cool Cat, TO/FROM, and many… many… more)
·         Cards can be ordered with top or inside slit cut for Lollipop or with an envelope (Lollipop won’t fit)
·         All attendees MUST provide their own scissors/adhesive.  You may also bring Pop Dots/Glue Dots if you prefer to use them to dress up your cards a little more

PRICE: Only $5 for each 10 mini cards (limit 40 per person)
CHILDREN ONLY BONUS: 1 Free 4 x 4 Teacher Card included with min order of 20 Cards

Options are as follows: 
·         VARIETY: Cards will reflect number ordered and will be a variety of coordinating papers/trims.  An equal amount of boy/girl cards will be provided (as seen in all photos above plus others)

·         ALL BOY VARIETY: Cards will reflect number ordered and will be a variety of coordinating papers/trims, however they will only be suitable for a boy (see “cards for him” in photo)

·         ALL GIRL VARIETY: Cards will reflect number ordered and will be a variety of coordinating papers/trims, however they will only be suitable for a girl (see “cards for her” in photo)

·         ALL ONE PATTERN: If you see a specific pattern in the sample photo, you may order all cards in that pattern (Remember you will choose the sentiments for inside and outside the card so this is perfect if you prefer a certain pattern, but like a variety of sentiments to make them different).

When you RSVP, please let me know the following:
___ Adult only
___ Child under 10 (MUST work with Adult)
___ Child over 10 (working alone)
___ Child over 10 (working with adult)

___ Total Number of Cards (Specify desired Option for each 10 or entire order)
___ Cards with slit cut for Lollipop inside (card will open side to side)
___ Cards with slit cut for Lollipop on top (card will open from bottom to top)
___ Cards with envelopes instead of slit for Lollipop

Please email me at killiandeb@gmail.com to RSVP or if you have further questions!  Feel free to provide as much information as possible regarding choices when you RSVP.