Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Christmas in July


Welcome to the July Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you’ve come from my friend Debi Brile’s blog you are on the right path.  If you’re starting here that’s ok too, we’re a circular hop so if you keep following the posts you’ll end up right back where you started full of terrific ideas to use your Close to My Heart products.

Are you ready?  Let’s get started.


I decided to bring you a little Christmas in July, since that’s exactly how I feel after coming home from the Close to My Heart Convention in Salt Lake City. Now if the Fed Ex guy would just hurry with my convention bundles it would be like Christmas!

The Storybook Alphabet, July’s Stamp of the Month, is perfect for just about anything you want to do with it from titles on scrapbook layouts to a name tag or in this case spreading a little JOY!  Make sure you get your’s ordered before month’s end, it’s just $5 US with a qualifying purchase.  July is also Stampganza so when you purchase two stamp sets the third is free – see Christmas in July!

The Fundamental papers are one of my favorites from the Annual Inspirations and I’m excited that they’ll be sticking around with a bit of a make-over in the new AI debuting August 1st.

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite Alphabet set is from the current catalog.  Now it’s time to hop over to Joyce’s Blog I know you’re gonna love what you see there.



Lots of Fun

So what are your thoughts on these cute little cards?  I think I’m going to pick a couple and show you how’d I’d use them in an upcoming post.  They are certainly quick and easy to make, a great way to use up scraps and I even experimented with combining some paper packs.

I’ve got more things to create so I will not be too wordy.  

Thanks for stopping by…see you tomorrow with a new post for the Color My Heart Color Dare!

June Specials with Close to My Heart

June…the month of flags, fathers, summer solstice and new specials with Close to My Heart.

So are you loving the new Seasonal Expression – I have to be honest, after creating with those whimsical unicorns all month they are inching their way to the top of my favorites list…Jack just better watch out.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart June Specials:

  1. June Stamp of the Month – Hello Foxy
  2. June Campaign – We’ve Got You Covered
  3. Shopping – Going Soon/Clearance
  4. Classes – Don’t Miss the Fun!

Hello Foxy: June’s Stamp of the Month “Hello Foxy” is an adorable set of 11 images, including frolicking foxes, an adorable floral wreath and the cutest sentiments ever.  I have already been getting my set inky so make sure you sign up to follow my blog where you’ll get to see my fun creations.


We’ve Got You CoveredLooking for a great way to preserve your memories?  We’ve got you covered!  In June, buy one My Legacy Album and get a second for 50% off.  Choose from our D-Ring or Postbound styles both of which are available in a selection of 9 colors.  Want to host a party in June…Hostesses can earn an album absolutely free!

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Shopping:  Did you know that you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have your items shipped right to your front door (or wherever your delivery driver leaves them)?  Did you know that my webpage (click the link to be taken to my webpage) has a Clearance and a Going Soon! section?  The deals on these two pages are updated frequently.  When you set up your account you’ll also get the chance to opt in for my monthly newsletter that highlights monthly specials.  Close to My Heart does not sell or share your e-mail address and has a secure check-out.  You’ll also find a link to my current online mystery hostess party – when you shop from there you’ll automatically get a chance to “win” the hostess benefits.  If you’re placing an order over $150 make sure you call me first and I’ll set up your own shopping link where you’ll earn Hostess Benefits all on your own.

Classes:  Don’t miss out on sharing some creative time in the Craft Coop.  I have monthly classes – normally the first Thursday and Second Tuesday of each month.  You’ll find all the details over on my Facebook Page under the Events Section.  Class size is limited to 6, you’ll learn new techniques, tips and tricks and go home with four cards all ready to go in the mail so make sure you get signed up!  I still have a couple of spaces in the evening class on June 6th – please RSVP today if you’ll be able to come.

Thanks for stopping by…if you have any questions about any of the monthly specials or would like to find out more about card-making or scrapbooking please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.


Put the Easy in Your Cards

Happy Tuesday!

I’m a big fan of easy, so today I decided to share a card from our Close to My Heart Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit.

These kits are amazing!  They include everything you need to make 12 adorable cards – six each of 2 different designs.  You can also choose to mix it up a bit and come up with more.  Besides your 12 cards you’ll have enough supplies left over to make other projects, too!

The Hello Baby Card Making Kit contains the following items:

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1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
3 – sheets Hello Lovely B&T Duos™
1 – cardstock sheet (White Daisy)
1 – blush shimmer ribbon (Z3313)
1 – grey enamel gems (Z3089)
12 – white card bases and envelopes

If you’re new to cardmaking or scrapbooking or if you’re like me and just want to “add a little easy” check out all of our Workshop Your Way Kits on my website.

Smile Wagon

You may be few in number, but you are mighty in your ways!

At the launch of this years Close to My Heart Annual Inspiration catalog (last August) I announced that I wanted to fund a smile for a child by donating to Operation Smile. I talked about doing a thermometer to track the progress and then I saw this cute wagon from the Cricut Flower Market Collection.

I decided to interpret each $1 donated as a heart to fill the wagon.  As of today YOU, my customers have donated more than $130 on our goal to $240.  We have about 5 more months to reach my goal and change the life of a child.

Close to My Heart donates $7 from the purchase price of the True Love Stamp set and $10 from the price of an Operation Smile T-shirt which can be purchased from my webpage here.   You can also choose to round-up your order or even make a direct donation to Operation Smile through my webpage.

I have high hopes that we will meet my goal so through the 13th of February I will match the donation on the purchase of the True Love Stamp set or T-shirt purchased through my webpage.

Make someone smile!







Boxing Week Specials


We’re celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you’ll save 50% on select items. The fun starts at 3:00 pm (MST) on Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 2:59 pm (MST) on Tuesday. Then, a whole new set of deals will begin!

Check every day from Monday through Thursday at 3:00 pm (MST) to get a jump start on each day’s sale ! These deals are only available on your Consultant’s website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

Elf Tested!

Are you looking for something to add to your Christmas wish list?  Look no further than Close to My Heart’s Workspace Wonder organizational pieces.  They are elf tested and crafter approved!


I LOVE our new ink pads, but my biggest disappointment was they didn’t fit in my current ink tower, of course we had a new organizational piece added to our inventory, but with hesitation I delayed ordering.

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These six pieces can be purchased individually and combined to fit your own crafting needs.  Find just what you want under the tree Christmas morning.  Order your Workspace Wonder pieces today!