Monthly Archives: December 2012

Catalog Sneak Peak

2013 catalogSo I received my new catalog in the mail and boy oh boy.  I always look forward to this time of year and the new catalog coming out!  This new catalog does not disappoint.  8 new paper packs, 2 new card kits, a new home decor project, and lots of new embellishments.  My club members will get their catalogs our next club date January 17th and you can order with me starting February 1.


Monogram Stamps

Add a personal touch to your artwork with our new monogram stamps—only $2.95 each!  These Stamps are so pretty and easy to use.

National Papercrafting Month

Whooos your Valentine

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

Out with the old in with the NEW!


While I always love the promise of new products and papers it always makes me feel a little “hoardish” like I need to buy 8 of everything retiring.  With that being said there is a lot that will be retiring with the release of the new catalog in February.  If you see any of your favorites on the list then you can order them here  and either put in the name or the item number.  These items are all while supplies last so if you have to have it order it ASAP!  Don’t forget that if you order $50 or more (before shipping and tax), you will qualify for the awesome December Stamp of the Month for only $5.December SOM2012

If you place your order on my website, you will also receive a FREE gift from Close To My Heart for all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax). It’s a Bonding Memories Glue Pen, one of my must haves for projects.


2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

Item#   Description                     Idea Book Page No.
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment  127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers  131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet  130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet  130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates  126
Z1461 Décor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment  128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment  128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection  126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons  130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons  126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6″ x 6″ Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6″ x 6″ Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2″ Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2″ White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet  38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit  41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
Retiring Stamps in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
Item#    Stamp name     Page #
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

December Daily

So I have seen a lot of posts about December Daily #decdaily and started researching it.  I have found the most info about it from Ali Edwards  Basically it is a way to totally capture the season for you and your family.  The basis of it is to make some sort of project everyday and to keep them all together.  It is similar to project life but on a much smaller scale.  With all the technology out there it is super simple to have something to scrap or show everyday.  Some people do a 12×12 book but mainly it seems to be on a smaller smash book type scale.  Well I decided to do my own take on it and will be participating in my own way.  A lot of people use digital elements and digital layouts.  Thats not really me (not to mention I dont have those skills).  I am going to do it so that it fits into my already established album.  I sat down and drew my ideas out the other night and well it was a mess but…I came up with an idea using 4×6 layouts and pairing them with flip flaps and our awesome Memory Protector Photo Storage Pages.  Photo storage pages

SO of course in sticking with the theme of my life I am already behind thanks to  bouts of Flu and Pneumonia (thank the lord for modern medicine).  But I have started a little bit and I have all my sketches going on.  so Ill show you the start of my December Daily and you can check back here to follow me.  I hope you enjoy and maybe you will be inspired to start your own.December Daily


I love Studio J

I know I have said this before but can I tell you how much I love Studio J.  I love being able to catch up my scrapbooks.  I can sit down and do several layouts in a matter of hours.  I also love that I can make multiple copies of the same layouts which make for amazing gifts!