Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scrapbooking Clearance!

Just a reminder for my local peeps ...

This Saturday is my annual Scrapbooking Clearance sale from 8am - noon. My son is joining in on the fun with a lemonade stand. Stop by and save BIG on Close to My Heart, Creative Memories and more! See you Saturday!

{For more information, email me}

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Mail

I love getting happy mail!

Today, I was blessed by receiving a homemade, especially for me card from my upline Krista. Unbeknownst to me I had the highest sales for her team in July! Yea! The card was lovely but the handwritten note that accompanied the card (not shown) was so sweet.

It reminded me that this is why I do "homemade" myself - that extra special touch is what I want to convey to those I'm sending happy mail.

So here's a challenge for you today: send some happy mail to someone (or more than one) today. I know you're thinking of someone - just do it! It will brighten someone's day!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fall Open House!!!

Hey All!!!!

I am so excited - it's almost here!!!

During August, you've seen lots of sneak peeks from the new Annual Inspirations from Close to My Heart and the wait is almost over! I will be having my Fall Open House on September 1st and 2nd so you can see all the goodness yourself!

Arriving September 1st - Close to My Heart 2015 Annual Inspirations
Tuesday, September 1st from 6:30 - 8:30pm and Wednesday, September 2nd from 10am to noon.

I'm still in the planning stages but there will be prizes and projects and incentives galore! Stay tuned for more information. :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Coffee Time!

Hi all!

Welcome to the August edition of the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. We are in the "Sneak Peek" month of the soon-to-be-unveiled Annual Inspirations and there are a few new products to share with you! If you've come from Marie's blog then you're on the right track. If not, just start here and follow the links till you've seen everything. If you get lost you can visit Joyce's blog for a complete list.

The Artistry Cricut Collection is quickly becoming my favorite cartridge ever!! There are so many on-trend images on this cartridge that I can't make cards fast enough! The card I made to share with you will be my Teacher's gifts for my kids' teachers in a few weeks because it is just so cute.

I used the "5" key using the icon and shift functions. I cut the card to 5" (tall) so it would fit into a 5x7 envelope to make it easy to mail. I used Colonial White for the base and a sheet of the new Paper Fundamentals as the cup and Desert Sand for the cozy. The gold heart is a special sneak peek from an item available in September (Shh!) Used a journaling pen to hand draw some fun designs instead of inking edges. The two sentiments come from the stamp sets included with the cartridge and I stamped them in the new Sapphire ink.

Now you're off to Lori's blog to see the fun she's cooked up. See you next month!