Friday, August 25, 2017

Join Close to My Heart for FREE!

Have you ever wanted to join CTMH but didn't have the $75 sign up fee? 
Hostesses can use their hostess rewards to pay this fee. But I am giving one away! 
At the end of the month when I close out my August Party I will get a $75 voucher to be used to join CTMH! I want to give it away to one lucky person!!

Sign up when I get the code on the 8/31 and you can take advantage of the Reward Yourself incentive to get either a Cricut Collection, stamp / die bundle, or select product credit for free (ask me for details). A $99.00 Value
Let me know if you want to join my team for FREE!! If several of you want it I will hold a drawing on 8/30 to pick a winner!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New e-gift Cards

I now offer e-gift cards!!
Give the gift from the heart with a Close to My Heart e-gift card.  

Cards can be used to order Close to My Heart product from me, or to pay for a crop / event that I am hosting.
(orders using a e-gift card may not be redeemed on my website, recipient must contact me to redeem).  

Browse my product line at

Perfect for birthday and Christmas gifts.  Share the link with your Santa so that you know you will get exactly what you want and need.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cricut Maker

I was fortunate enough to attend the reveal of this new machine from Cricut and I just cannot share my excitement enough.  

I have been an avid Cricut user since 2006.  I had just moved to Reno, NV and met some crafters.  I went to a weekend retreat with them and a lady there had a Cricut Personal.  I was mesmerized.  I just watched that machine work its magic most of the weekend.  When I got home and told my husband about it I could not give it justice.  But for Christmas he bought it for me.  I was scared to death of it.  I think the first year I had it I only cut one layer letters for my scrapbook.  Then I learned how to layer things and I was in awe all over again.  

When I got my Expression machine I thought life could not get any better than that!  While it still is a solid machine, and I still have it, I have advanced with Cricut each step of the way.  Explore, Explore Air, Explore One, and Explore Air 2.  Each one just gets better and better.  

But now, I have seen and played with the Cricut Maker and my love for this company just gets stronger and stronger.  

I really enjoy sewing, but I hate cutting patterns, laying them out and pinning to the fabric, only to cut again.  I just want to sew!  Cricut Maker will allow me to do just that by taking on the boring stuff.  Cricut has partnered with Simplicity to have patterns already in the software (Design Space) for us.  Not only will it cut the patterns, it will use a washable fabric pen to do all the pattern markings for sewing as well.

The new rolling blade in the maker, and the new fabric mat takes away the need to put heat bond on the back of your fabric before cutting.   You an even cut felt without heat bond.  

But fabric is not the only thing it can cut.  Do you currently use an exacto knife to cut balsa wood projects??  The new Cricut Maker Knife blade will take that on for you as well.  The Maker is 10x more powerful than the Explore line and the Knife blade allows for precision cuts every time.  

Don't worry it will still cut all our vinyl, HTV and paper projects as well.  

If you want to watch and see the whole reveal I have included it below.   

The Cricut Maker will be available starting August 20, 2017 for $399.99

But you can still get the Explore Machines too!  They are all on sale, and if you use code AUGUSTAIR through August 31st you will get 10% off the sale price and free shipping.  If you are a Cricut Access Member you will save an additional 10%.  

If you are shopping for supplies use code CRAFTY for 15% off and free shipping
(excludes machines and Cricut Access)

If you have questions about the Maker machine please let me know I will be happy to answer them.  

Saturday, July 29, 2017


I am having a raffle and you can win!!

Entering is easy
Just click to follow this blog (Left corner)
Leave a comment below letting me know.  

I leave for Cricut on Monday and return Wednesday night so I will do an random drawing on Thursday and let everyone know who won right here on the blog!  

Everyone can enter (even outside of the USA) so share with your friends.  

Friday, July 21, 2017


My husband and I are on vacation.  We met my inlaws in Yellowstone for the week, and we brought my nephew with us so that he could see it as well.  We have had a great week, and we go home tomorrow.  However this morning did not start as planned.  My husband woke me up sick.  So, I get dressed and try and find a store that is open this early in the morning.  Keep in mind that I am directionaly challenged, and even through we have been here I week I am still lost.  But I did it.  So, here I am drinking coffee in our room, working, listening to these two take turns snoring and knowing when they both wake up Brian will feel better and we will go about our day.  

So as I sit here in the quiet I am thankful for a job that allows me to take time with my family and enjoy things like Yellowstone.   I am thankful that even though I hate being lost, I was able to find the store and get Brian some pepto so that he could go back to sleep, and we can go to Red Bluff after he wakes up.  So my question to you is, what are you Thankful for today?  

Even when things don't go as planned, find the good and be Thankful.  

(no he did not just walk up to wild deer.  In this photo he was in a petting zoo)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cricut July Mystery Box



The latest Cricut Mystery box was just released.  Supplies are very limited on this box so you won't want to wait.  

Retail value of $125.92 for just $29.99
Cricut access members save 10% and use my code CRAFTY for additional 15% off and free shipping.

Watch the video below to see what is in it, then order yours by following this direct link!
Order yours here

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cricut Christmas in July Sale


Christmas in July sale extended through Friday July 14th.

Its the Cricut sale of the season! Christmas in July has started. Lots of great deals:
40% off supplies
Cardstock starting at just $4.99
$100 off the Rolling Craft Tote / Machine Tote bundle
Shoulder bag just $29.99
10% off bulk supplies
$20 off Cuttlebug Mint
50% off Accessories

Of course don't forget code CRAFTY for 15% off and free shipping (excludes machines and Cricut access) in addition to your Cricut Access 10% off.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

We are fortunate to have a lake close to our home. My husband also has a newly acquired jet ski that he loves to play on. So this 4th of July I am sitting on the beach, listening to relaxing sound of the waves lapping at the shore. I am also surrounded by baby frogs. Tons of them!  They are happily hopping from sand to the water enjoying their time in the sun as well.   I find this to be truly relaxing and i know I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place. 

However you find yourself spending this holiday, I hope you are as relaxed as I am and are surrounded by family and friends. 

Happy Birthday America. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cricut Sale!


Cricut has announced another huge sale! Almost everything is on sale, and new items!!
Cricut Access members save 10% off the already reduced sale prices
Use my code CRAFTY for supplies and save another 15% off and get free shipping.
(crafty does not apply on machines or access subscription)

Machines starting as low as $149.99
Vinyl and HTV 30% off
Holographic Vinyl just $9.99
New Faux Suede, Foil Poster Board, Party foil and Holographic sparkle iron on.