Stampaganza at

Stampaganza at
During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Saturday, March 31, 2012


No Foolin' All orders of $25 or more placed April 1st and April 2nd will get a FREE ink pad (color of your choice) with your order.  EMAIL ME YOUR order at right away to get in on this rainbow colored sale!


If your are looking to sign up as a consultant and get your Cricut Bundle OR a $100 SPC Shopping Credit FREE you have to hurry and sign up TODAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT MST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Openhouse reminder-3/31 ONeill Housing

Just wanted to remind everyone locally to stop out and visit at my O'Neill Openhouse tomorrow.  Besides my Close To My Heart tables there will also be Tastefully Simple (I know you all love your beer bread) and 31 bags (I love my custom CTMH ones).  So please join us between 1-3 on Saturday the 31st!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Last couple days for the signup special

TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK.....Time is running out for our crazy sign up deal.  Its still hard to believe that for the low, low price of $99 you are getting not the over $300 standard kit you will also get your choice of another $100 value (a cricut bundle or additional $100 shopping credit) FREE in your kit.  Even without girl-math you are getting a super super deal.  I LOVE FREE!

This offer runs out 3/31/12 at MST!!!!!!!!!!  So hurry, hurry hurry and JOIN MY TEAM NOW!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Openhouse 03/31/12 at O'Neil Clubhouse

Can't wait to see you all out there!
 Okay so had a slight tech. issue this morning.  So here's hoping you all see the flyer now...Some days I so miss snail mail lol
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Support Group Needed? (I mean wanted) - join us for Retail Therapy

Meet Amber, she is one of the newest Paper crafting addicts in my monthly support group (oh I mean workshop group).  We are helping her with her newly acquired habit with Retail Therapy.  If you too need this kind of help SEEK ME OUT RIGHT AWAY! The quicker we start the treatment, the quicker you'll get your needed fix! (oh I mean help).  Trust me I'm a SCRAP AND STAMPOLOGIST!

If you feel you would like to help others with their Scrap and Stamp addictions, or maybe you just want to self-treat (and oh I love to treat myself)...JOIN MY STAMPOLOGIST SOCIETY team!  We need you, its a lot of work (I mean super fun but don't tell my husband) helping others feed (oops I mean fight) their craft addictions.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Feeling creative, now what?

Have you ever wanted to craft but have so many ideas and "want to do" projects that you can't decide where to start and end up frustratedly eating junk food watching reruns (or British soap dramas on PBS--okay so now you know my guilty little secret)?  Come on, be honest, it happens to everyone. 

Here's what I suggest:

**CLEAN your crafting space up, sort those papers and stamps you've been putting off doing, clean away that last project (that birthday you finished as you as you were dressed and walking out the door to the party-come on I can't be the only one), etc.  If you are better about this than me, well Bless You and skip this step to number can insert a snack here since you've been such a good girl.

**Work on an old project you have almost done.  That layout you made but never put your photos on, a card that just need a saying on the inside, that birthday card you need for next weekend and already know what you want to use, sort photos and get them ready... Something like that.  I tend to assemble kits like Workshops On the Go at this point because they have some kind of direction for me to follow which takes that feeling of "oh my gosh I'm supposed to be designing" pressure off.

All of this will get you touching and feeling (and yes smelling for some of you real addicts) your papers, stamps, and accessories.  This alone will get your creative juices flowing.

Thanks for braving the rain!

I wanted to Thank everyone who braved the weather today and stop by and see me at the San Luis Rey Vendor Fair.  It was a huge success, and I look forward to the next one in June!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Love Your Layout with Studio J - March 2012

Here is March's installment of Love Your Layout.  This month example is using our Florentine paper pack.
Ready to get started on your own.  CLICK HERE to open a separate tab, sign in to Studio J and craft while you watch.  I love to use the pause/start/scrap method:)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Crafting 9 to 5

I want to share this so crazy funny video from our corporate office...all the cast are OUR CORPORATE leaders and staff.  My dear friend, and my Upline Bren Yule does a beautiful job singing this hilarious song.
As you are watching it, think wow wouldn't these fun and crazy people be great to vacation with.  If you're thinking wow these people look fun....then CLICK HERE TO JOIN MY TEAM and come join us at this summer's convention.  I'll be in Dallas, and would love you go come with me!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crop for a cure 3/30/12

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"Crop for a Cure" will be held on Friday March 30 7pm to 10pm at San Margarita housing club, Camp Pendleton. An early registration fee of $15 will get participants three hours of scrapbooking, demonstrations, take home projects, door prizes , wine and tons of fun. The registration fee increases to $20 after March 25. Registration also will be held from 9 a.m. -- 12pm the day of the event. All funds will be donated to Oceanside Relay for Life.

I won't be able to attend this event but two really good friends of mine Kim and Victoria (and my team mates from last years Relay) are putting this event on and I wanted to share the opportunity with you .

If you aren't a base resident, you'll be able to easily get onto base, by getting in the right hand lane at the base gate and having your license, proof of insurance/registration ready.

If you aren't able to make the event but would like to donate to this great cause CLICK HERE to get to their page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Pat's Day

Now that my lil people are in bed this is how I'll be spending my night tonight:
and then with a little of this:

Friday, March 16, 2012

My Favorite Day of the Year!

I am taking the day off to spend with my Midgets, we'll be tracking leprechauns, wearing crazy outfits and having fun.  I wish you a Happy St Patrick's Day, and a day full of plain old fun!

How To Books going, Going, GONE

As I mentioned earlier this year our hugely popular and my can't live without Scrapping tools, Close To My Heart How To Book program is retiring at the end of July.  However these books are here only as long as supplies last!  Which means they will be and ARE starting to sell out.  As of now Reflections and Originals (for cards) are sold out  According to Corporate inventory the remaining books: Imagine, Cherish, Magic, and Wishes (cards) are all at low inventory levels.

Make sure you get yours today to complete your collection now.  Click here to get started ordering now.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Hi everyone just wanted to let you know that my NEW AND IMPROVED Close To My Heart Website is up and running!!!!!!!!!!! My NEW ADDRESS IS, please remember to change it in your favorites/bookmarks.  Super excited to share the new look with you!  Lots of extras are being added to the site now, starting with all new gathering (book or online) not only will you receive emails to pass on to your guests if they just stop by the site they can order without needing to follow the email AND THEIR order will still be able to be applied to you Whoohoo! 

You also now have the option to signup directly for my brand new newsletter coming to you in April (so make sure you are watching for it). You'll also be able to save multiple shipping addresses to your account AND store your credit information for super speedy checkout!

Did I mention that you also now have the option for shipping as low as $4.95 when ordered directly from the site.  Yeah!

Stop by and check it out!!!!!!!!!  There will be more tweaks and updates to come over the next few weeks so watch for updates.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Girl math 101

So in my best girl math (as my hubby calls it) I can't believe New Consultants who sign up in March are paying only $99 for their kits, and then with the added extra $100 SPC or Free Cricut Bundle.  That takes the value of the kits well over $400 dollars, so that means, HERE COMES THE GIRL MATH, you are getting around 80% OFF!  And remember that will give you 22% all of your own shopping which we both know you are already doing.

When trying to explain girl math to your spouse, talk very fast and be very animated.  They will be both dazzled and confused, but won't want you to know that; so they will smile and nod!

In all seriousness, this deal this month is too good to pass up.  If you've ever thought about signing up whether for personal discount, free goodies, or to be a super star seller March is the time to join us.  CLICK HERE to get started!  It only takes about 5 minutes to sign up!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Stella WOTG layout two my way

This is Stella's Workshop on the Go, layout two my way.  I used the new Z1687 Bohemian Assortment on the pages along with my cricut.

Bohemein assortment

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Love me some Stella and my cricut

Have I mentioned how much I love Stella papers!?!?!  I love them.  They're bright but not too bright!  Just the right amount of flowery without being too girly.  Just love them.
Here is a picture tip for you.  When we went to see Mary Poppins on stage, it was killing me not to take my camera to capture all the colors and life of this show.  I really wanted to scrapbook this surprise date from my husband.  Then I remembered our friend FACEBOOK.  Most major events have facebook pages where you can go and easily download photos.  Remember this tip the next time you forget your camera so it doesn't keep you crabby the whole day (not like I've had that happen--my husband loves this tip)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Easy Stella gift basket!

So here is the other project we did this month at my workshop. I loved how simple this box was to make. It works so well for quick gift bags.  I found the directions on Brenda Frerichs' blog here is the LINK to Brenda's amazing tutorial!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stella workshop layout

I wanted to share my March Workshop layout photos with you all.  I hope my girls' enjoyed the projects as much as I did.  Stella bright yet rich color combinations have quickly driven me out of my comfort zone and have me blinging my heart away!  March's stamp of the month set (which can be YOURS for only $5 ask me how).

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Great Job Scentsy girls

I wanted to give a shout out to Karen Fettes and Audrey Braman for hosting a Benefit Auction for one of the widows of the February Helicopter crash!  They raised $2400 last night and I wanted to say WAY TO GO!

Glad I could help with my auction donation.  I look forward to the winner attending her free workshop and using her gift certificate!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Art Philosohy fun

Remember signup during March to be a new consultant and along with all the goodies you'd regularly receive in your kit GET THE CRICUT BUNDLE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click here to Sign up now!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Stampologist Society Is Growing!!!!!!!

I'm so excited that our team the Stampologist Society is growing!  What a great time to join our family, I still can't believe you all are getting that HUGE additional $100 value added to your consultant kit.  I can't wait to see what our new friends are going to make with all their great new goodies.

I want YOU, yup YOU to win with this same great opportunity...CLICK HERE to join our team right now!

As another added bonus, remember as a Consultant you are now eligible to go to our National Convention (this year its in DALLAS in July)!!!!!!!!!!!!  Contact me for more details!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

MORE Clearance Deals!

GREAT NEW DEALS On my website today!  Shop fast they won't last long...there are even Consultant bundles of BULK papers on there!  HURRY!

ONLY $1.00