Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jump on it July!!!

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you quality to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in the Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5!  That is a savings of up to $19.75!

The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things - big and small - that life has to offer.  Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you've had your eye on!

To get your FREE Stamp of the Month set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps.

This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess Rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it's gone!

*Offer valid July 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT) to July 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).  No tax will be charged on the free item(s).  Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free or discounted item(s).

Friday, June 12, 2015

I'm Going To Disneyland!!!

"I'm too excited to sleep."  lol

Close to My Heart Convention is being held in Disneyland in July and I signed up kinda last minute to go.

Only 26 days until Convention...  how exciting!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lee's Masculine Birthday Card

What a busy month I have had.  Unfortunately it left me with no time to create or share anything with you for way too long.

I am forced to be home all day today with my vehicle in the shop for the day, so I am taking advantage of the free time!

Lee celebrated his 46th birthday last month, so I whipped up a special card for him.

I had ordered some stuff from SU a while ago, and thought one of the masculine papers from the Adventure Bound Paper Stack (6 1/2" x 4 1/2" sheets) would be great for a more manly card.

This card is an odd size, measuring at 7" tall x 4 1/2" wide.

I created this card by cutting the top portion of the patterned paper off at 2 1/8" and adhered it onto my card base.

Then I added the BIRTHDAY die cut letters directly below the patterned paper.

I added the bottom portion of the patterned paper directly below the BIRTHDAY letters, then trimmed the excess off of the bottom.  That way I knew it would fit perfectly.

I created a simple banner for the HAPPY die cut letters and adhered it only on the left edge.  

I stamped the criss-cross stitching, then popped the right side of the banner with some 3D foam tape.

Lastly I added a wooden leaf shape.  Done.  Simple and so easy.  Perfect masculine card.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Adventure Bound Paper (SU); Black, White Daisy, Kraft CS
Ink:  Black
Stamp:  Stitch Wonder
Embellishment:  Autumn Wooden Elements (SU)
Dies:  Modern Alpha Uppercase (PTI), Metro (QuicKutz)
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wedding Mini Album

If you recall, I went to a friend's wedding in Las Vegas recently.

After we got back from the wedding, I created a mini album as a gift for the bride and groom and filled it with photos of their special day.

I also made this card to match...

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at this special event, forever captured in photos.  

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  For Always Picture My Life; Blackboard Journaling cards (WRMK)
Stamp:  Project Life Date stamp (Becky Higgins)
Ink:  Cranberry
Embellishments:  Red Enamel Hearts, Red Shimmer Trim, Gold Sequins, Clear Sparkles, Red Sparkles - retired, Sparkle Flourish - retired, Red Resin Flower - retired, White Paper Flower - retired, Red striped ribbon (SU), Red Pleated Ribbon (SU), Overlays and Word Chipboard  from Project Life Overlay Kit (Becky Higgins)
Other:  My Creations Black Mini Book, Corner rounder

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Close To My Heart Newsletter

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blossom Flower Birthday Card

I know, it's been a while since I posted.  Just busy, busy...

Here's a pretty and simple birthday card, using new Blossom paper and the stamp set from the Blossom WOTG Cardmaking Kit.

Don't forget, for all of you local people, I will be set up on Saturday at the Charlie Lake School with the Spring Fling Home Based Business Blitz, from 10am - 3pm.

Hope to see you there!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Blossom; Flaxen, White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Blossom WOTG Cardmaking Kit set
Inks:  Glacier, Lagoon, Pear, Flaxen
Embellishments:  Flaxen Extra Thick Twine, Aqua Dots
Other:  1 1/8" circle punch (EK), 3D foam tape

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Charlie Lake Spring Fling Business Blitz... Saturday,May 2nd

I will be setting up a Close To My Heart table at the upcoming Charlie Lake School Spring Fling Business Blitz.

Please come out and join us on Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 am - 3 pm at the Charlie Lake School.

Here's a sample list of what local vendors you will see there:

Brook a Bootique
Origami Owls
Cass’s Kitchen
Pampered Chef
Earth to Body
Rustic Gems
Goodies to Go
In the Wood Shop
Seacret Minerals from the Dead Sea
Sunset Gourmet
Jeunesse...Beautifully Youthful
Sweet & Savory Arrangements
Thirty-One Gifts
Little Inuk Photography
M’s Creations
Twisted Swister Customs
Wrap It Aim-It Works Global
Nerium International
Young Living Essential Oils
Organo Gold
Close To My Heart

....and maybe more!

An important note:

I will be selling tickets to the upcoming Students For Change Dinner and Dance Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 30th.  Tickets are $40 each.  This is a licensed event.

And I will also be selling Big Kahuna BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce, $10 per bottle.

Both the Dinner and Dance, and the BBQ and Hot Sauces are being sold as part of our fundraising efforts for my son Cole and a group of other wonderful local students, who will be traveling to the Galapagos Islands later this year.   

Working in partnership with Free the Children, this group of kids will get to travel into the heart of Ecuador's lush Amazonian rainforest, where they can experience one of the most diverse ecosystems. And more importantly, they will have the opportunity to work with indigenous communities building sustainable solutions to the education, healthcare and agricultural challenges they face in Ecuador.

If you cannot make it out on May 2nd, but would like to purchase dinner and dance tickets or the BBQ or Hot Sauce, please contact me and I can get these items to you.  
Vicki:  250-263-1489 or

Please come out and support these local teens!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Have a Day Full of Fun

While I wait to find out if they can retrieve my old hard drive...

I thought I would share this fun card with you.

I used the stamp set from the brand new Blossom Workshop on the Go Carkmaking Kit (love this stamp set and the kit, too!) and Confetti Wishes papers.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Confetti Wishes; Canary, Thistle, White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Blossom WOTG Cardmaking Kit stamp set
Inks:  Black, Glacier, Canary
Embellishments:  Black Enamel Star, Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Other:  3D foam tape, Glue Dots


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