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12 Reasons why I love Close To My Heart!


  I’ve created an amazing career with Close To My Heart!  It didn’t start out this way, as I had no intention of making this a profitable business, just ask my husband.  I merely signed up to get a discount on their beautiful products. I can’t see paying full price for ANYTING (can you?), and […]

Album Allure!


  During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors […]

National Paper Crafting Campaign: Year Noted Cards!

Noted Cards

I’m so excited to share this!  I just love how fellow consultant, Susan Williams, created cards to go with our National Paper Crafting Campaign, Year>>Noted, so I thought, “Hey!  I can do this, too!”. This is what I came up with.  If you’ve purchased this from me, please contact me, and I’ll send you the […]

Year Noted Mini Book

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For those of you who were at Oak Arbor, this past weekend, it was so great seeing you!  It’s like a family reunion, each year.  Thank you to all who stopped by to make a card, shop my “stash” or just came for a chat.  It was such a great weekend.  I feel so blessed. […]

National Papercrafting Month-Year Noted Paper Kit

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That’s right!  It’s National Papercrafting Month. What better way to ring in the new year than to scrapbook those memories we cherish the most.  Our families! Take a look at this video where Monica, from Close to My Heart, shares with you how you can get your hands on this adorable paper crafting kit. Visit […]

And the winners are…


  Congratulations to the following ladies!  They placed an order in my “Holly’s Rolling Tote” Gathering online party and were entered into the drawing for Hostess Rewards and Half Off items. Yahoo! $60.00 in Hostess Rewards Select Product Credit: Angel Schneider from Peru, New York! 50% off item: Barbara Fritz from Lake Orion, MI! 50% […]

Heartstrings Workshop

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  Well, it’s almost the new year and I’ve been quite busy preparing for my Winter Weekend Retreat in January.  These are just a few of the many projects I’m working on.  Hope it inspires you.  I’m working on the cutting guides and will have them ready in a few days.  Appreciate your patience! Would […]

Lovely Wishes Card Workshop

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This workshop was inspired by the ever talented Vicki Wizniuk, a fellow Close To My Heart Consultant, from Canada.  I just love this paper and these colors.  They are so bright and lovely!  Take a look at what you’ll receive when you purchase the items that I used to create my version of this workshop. […]

Snowhaven Workshop Kit

Snowheaven Collage

I’m bursting at the seams to share my next Workshop Kit.  Yeah!!!  I think I’ve found my new favorite blue with Glacier.  It’s just a perfect winter blue.  Here are the  layouts I’ve created using Snowhaven Paper Pack, Snowhaven chip-board Complements, Snowhaven Assortments, and so much more…I’ve created a video that explains what you get […]

First and Second Generation Stamping

Huntington Card

This is one of  my all time favorite stamp sets for fall, C1559 Always Grateful.  Here is a quick video highlighting how to do first and second generation stamping.  Special thanks goes out to Gina Brandstetter for her inspiration on this original card.  I tweaked it with ink distressing and Bronze Shimmer Trim. Here are […]