Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stampaganza is Back

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Do you have stamp sets on your wish list?  The special in June is a customer favorite, so Close to My Heart has brought it back just for you!  Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!

Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only.

And just a reminder, stamps in the Fall/Winter 2011 idea book are also eligible for this special and a only available until July 31, 2012.  You can see the past idea book here

If you have the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, now is also a great time to add to your collection of stamps that have coordinating images.  When reviewing your idea book, the images outlined in red have coordinating Cricut images. 

To place your Stampaganza order, contact me or shop directly on my website. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

One Stamp Wonder

How satisfying would it be to use one stamp and create a beautiful card for a special occasion in a matter of minutes?  Close to My Heart new A size stamps sets that are just for that purpose.  With a little ink and neutral cardstock, you have a card or tag in just seconds.  Or paired with our coordinated paper and inks, these sets make creativity faster, simpler, easier…and beautiful.

Watch this video to see how and purchase your favorite set here.  In June, you can buy two stamp sets and get the third for FREE.  Follow my blog for more information next week!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Class Tonight & Tomorrow: Treasured Friend

May 24th 7 p.m. @ the Rowley Residence OR

May 25th 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Fee:  $5

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This simple card was inspired by Margi Gilbertson.

Make the flowers come alive. Sunflowers are stunning both in the garden and on paper. Learn easy “watercolor” techniques during this class using the May Stamp of the Month Treasured Friend. If you are unable to join us, you can still purchase this set at a huge discount when you place a $50 order for for $17.95.  Want to see more artwork using this set?  You can follow this blog hop or visit my Pinterest board here

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The stamp set contains 8 stamps including friendship sentiments. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Garden in August

When I was in Banff last August, it had been such a cool summer that the gardens were just coming into full bloom.  This area of gardens was a “miniature” style of the Buchart Gardens in Victoria.  It was beautiful to walk through and enjoy the different beds and designs. 

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Watching them Grow!

Time goes by fast and having my youngest “graduate” from elementary school was quite a jolting step for me.  Both my children had attended all there elementary years at the same school.  This was so different from my childhood where I moved in the middle of kindergarten, after 3rd grade, after 5th grade and then during junior high.  Lots of transitions.  Our family had a great experience at this elementary school and leaving was bittersweet. 

Once again, these Dotty for You papers bring a bit of sunshine to the photos of what was a bit of a typically gray day for us in June. 

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

One Key Cricut Class

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With 700 images on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, the sky is the limit in your creative projects.  With just one key, you can make an entire set of different projects. 

In this class created by Tera Boring, you will make two cards and an accordion card/mini album using just one key.  Join me on Thursday May 17th at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by  May 15th so I can be ready for you!  Bring a friend along too.  Class fee $5 or Free with a $30 purchase at the class.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Favorite One!

I have done many different layouts using this Dotty for You paper packet but I think this is my favorite one.  The Paradise Just Blooms coordinate perfectly with the butterfly paper.  And, these “2 Beauties” are a fine subject to scrapbook. 

This pattern is from the Magic scrapbooking “how to” book.  The Close to My Heart “how to” books will be retiring at then end of July or when supplies run out.  If you want to have Magic in your collection, order today. 

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