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.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Do you want early access to the new CTMH Annual Catalog?

You all know that the new Annual Close to my Heart catalog will come out on August 1st. But did you know that consultants get it early? Consultants can order from it a month early!!! Consultants can get it a few days earlier if they go to convention. 
I will be in Salt Lake for convention 6/27-7/2.

Do you want to see all the good stuff from convention and get your hands on products early? Join my team! I will be having a post convention meet up to show the new products and consultants on my team see the catalog early.

$75.00 sign up gets you a consultant kit with over $200 in CTMH product, and a $50.00 select product credit to buy the product you want. You will also be added to my special team page where I will share updates from convention. Click the link below to join us. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cricut June 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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cricut 12x24 Cardstock


Did you know that Cricut sells 12x24 cardstock? This would be great for your larger projects. Several color option to pick from too. Bonus the are on sale right now as well.

Cricut Access members save 10% off sale price. Then use my code CRAFTY and save an additional 15% off and free shipping!

Color options:
Candy Shop
Wild Flowers

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Disney Princess May Digital Mystery Box


We all love the Cricut Mystery Boxes and this one will be a crowd pleaser!
Its all about the Disney Princesses!!

3 Digital Image Sets and 3 Digital Font sets
Retail value of $59.94 and it can all be yours for just $29.99
Cricut Access members get an additional 10%
Use my code CRAFTY and get another 15% off

Contains the following:

Disney Princess Brave Font

Disney Princess  Brave Phrases & Sentiments

Disney Princess Tangled Font

Disney Princess Tangled Phrases & Sentiments

Disney Princess Princess and the Frog Font

Disney Princess Princess and the Frog Phrases & Sentiments

Thursday, May 11, 2017

40% off Cricut mats sale extended through 5/17

40% off mats sales extended!!!
Shop through 5/12
Cricut Access members get another 10% off
Use my code CRAFTY and get another 15% off and free shipping!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cricut 7 days of Deals - Day 7


Day 7 of Cricuts 7 Days of Deals is Pens!!!
Get 40% of pens.
Cricut access members get an automatic 10% more
Use my code CRAFTY and get another 15% off and free shipping.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Day 6 of Cricuts 7 days of Deals


Day 6 of Cricuts 7 days of deals and you won't want to miss it (I know I am ordering!) 40% off mats!!!!

Cricut Access members get 10% off the sale price, and if you use code CRAFTY you get another 15% off and free shipping.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Day 5 of Cricut 7 days of sales

Today is Day 5 of the Cricut 7 days of deals and we have Faux Leather at 40% off. I love this stuff. Fathers day coming and it could be used for many fathers day project
Cricut Access members get 10% off and if you use code CRAFTY you get another 15% off and free shipping

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cricut Sale Day 3 of 7


Day 3 of seven Days of sales
40% off paper and cardstock
Cricut Access gets you an additional 10% off and code CRAFTY gets you another 15% off.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cricut Sale - Day 2

Day 2 of the 7 days of sales from Cricut! 40% off Iron on. Cricut Access Members receive another 10% off, then use code CRAFTY for an additional 15% off and free shipping. You cannot go wrong with this sale!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cricut 7 Days of deals - Deal 1

Look what I just found on the Cricut site! 7 days of deal and this is deal 1. 
40% off vinyl
Add this to your 10% Cricut Access discount
then code CRAFTY gives you 15% off and free shipping and these are stock up prices!!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Whats new from Close to My Heart in May

Check out my May customer newsletter for Close to my Heart!  

May is National Scrapbooking month!!

Close to My Heart has a beautiful paper pack and coordinating stamp set to celebrate National Scrapbooking month.

This year’s National Scrapbooking Month campaign will feature the Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set, designed to celebrate your beautiful life.

Live Beautifully Post-Bound Album Bundle (CC1212)

Live Beautifully Post-Bound Album Bundle

Includes the Cut Above® Layout Kit—Live Beautifully (five 2-page layouts with six 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™), My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Black, Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, and Tombow® Permanent Adhesive. Available at a 20% discount!

Retail $87.10
Bundle Price $68.95

Live Beautifully D-ring Album Bundle (CC1225)

Live Beautifully D-ring Album Bundle

Includes the Cut Above® Layout Kit—Live Beautifully (five 2-page layouts with six 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™), My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Grey, Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, and Tombow®Permanent Adhesive. Available at a 20% discount!

Retail $87.10
Bundle Price $68.95

Cut Above® Layout Kit — Live Beautifully

Cut Above® Layout Kit — Live Beautifully

Includes materials for creating five 2-page layouts, and six 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™.


Live Beautifully Paper Packet

Live Beautifully Paper Packet

16 paper sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs.


Live Beautifully Stamp Set

Live Beautifully Stamp Set

D-size stamp set with sentiments, titles, and floral images that coordinate perfectly with Live Beautifully paper packet.


You can shop the complete line of Live Beautiful Products on my website at
Remember these items are only available in May!

The May Stamp of the month is my favorite so far this year!!  You can purchase it for just $5.00 with any $50.00 order during May.

$17.95 retail value

The Season Expressions 2 Catalog is now live and you can see all the new products available in it on my website.
May is the perfect time to join my Close to My Heart team.   Anyone who joins my team in May will get a special goody from me when I get back from Convention in June!  I will buy each new team member something special from Convention in Salt Lake City!

Cost to join is just $75.00 and this is what you get!

22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more!
Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200!
$50 in Select Product Credit immediately upon sign-up.
Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more!

Products included with your kit:
Medium Organizer Organizer (Z4139)
2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
1" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Round Sponge (Z697)
Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1171)
Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1173)
Cardstock Sampler (W1167)
Fundamentals Sampler (W1170)
Seasonal Expressions 2 Paper Sampler (W1169)
Party Time Gathering Stamp Set (qty. 1, W1154)
Petite Perks™: Just for You Stamp (qty. 3, W2037)
Desk Pad (W1140)
$50 Select Product Credit
and me!!!  I will help you every step of the way

Sign up now by going to my website at
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