Saturday, April 11, 2015

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - H

Hello and welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "H".  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment, whatever the crafter has chosen as their "H" element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Wendy Kessler's blog ~ My Scrapbooking Blog then you're on the right track!

For my letter "H", I decided to use the Cricut Artbooking cartridge on the letter H key.  

Next hop on over to Lauren Moore's blog ~ CTMH Craftings to see her beautiful creation!

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

I hope you find lots of inspiration from my fellow Consultants, which I'm sure you will!  If you do, make sure to leave them some love with comments before you move on to the next blog.E

Until my next post, happy crafting! 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Crush Books on Studio 5

Watch the lovely Monica Wihongi's television debut on the local Utah station Studio 5 below.  I've copied in the Make It From Your Heart Blog Post for you to read here.  You should also click over to the post HERE to leave a comment to win!

Crafting Celebrities: My Crush® Books on Studio 5!

The My Crush® For Her and For Him books had their spot in the limelight today when Close To My Heart Chief Communications Officer Monica Wihongi brought them in to show the folks on the KSL Studio 5 show. While they were filming the segment, our Creative Communications Manager Jill Broadbent snapped a few behind-the-scenes shots of Monica on set! Doesn’t she look like a natural? Some people are just made for the lights. :)
As Monica mentioned in the show, we’re offering a special My Crush® bundle giveaway in this post! Scroll down to the bottom to get more details on what’s inside and how to enter.
For those of you living outside of Utah (and for those in Utah who just missed the show), watch the full segment below.

Watched the show and still left craving to know more? For intense crafting scholars like you, we’ve provided a breakdown analysis of a few highlights from each of the books below.
My Crush® For Her Book
Start HereWho wouldn’t want to open a book with this masterpiece on the cover? There is definitely something magical about a beginning as beautiful as this one.
All the Extras
Gold Shimmer Trim and Coral Reef sequins are your best friends when it comes to dressing things up. All you’ve got to do is peel and stick, and they’ll take care of the sparkling and dazzling. And can we just say how much we love these vellum overlays? Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.
Breathing Room 1504-summer-crush-her-10 copy
There’s room for your creativity to exhale on the open, designed pages that are perfect for adding your own journaling blocks, photos, or anything else your heart desires.
Goodbye, Writer’s Block
The journaling prompts scattered throughout the book help you document new insights into your relationships and share the things you might not have found a way to say otherwise.
1504-summer-crush-her-15Designed quotes make lovely companions to your treasured photos. They add drama, sentiment, feeling, power, and beauty—the whole shebang.
 My Crush® For Him Book
 To Boldly Go
We will gladly follow these bold, authentic shapes to the end of this book and back again.
Be Brave
1504-summer-crush-his-04Add a touch of bold dimension and color using the Brave enamel shapes! They’re self-adhesive, handsome, and prepared to fight the battle of visual appeal until the end of time.
Outdoors Inside
1504-summer-crush-his-06What better way to say how you feel than with backgrounds of majestic pictures of the wilderness? Words take on new meaning when they’ve got nature on their side.
Say What You Need to Say 1504-summer-crush-his-07Know how you feel but can’t find the words? Don’t worry—this book has got you covered. Just like the For Her book, the creative journaling prompts inside will help you find the words you know youwant to say but just aren’t quite sure how to say.
Feeling satisfied yet? If not, then you know there’s only one thing left to do: Get your own My Crush®book today! Enter the giveaway below or order one from a Close To My Heart Consultant.
If you’re feeling all sorts of twitterpated, then take a chance on love! Tell us what you love most about these books by leaving a comment below, and you’ll be entered in our My Crush® bundle giveaway. This bundle includes both a For Her and For Him book! We’ll randomly select one lucky winner on Thursday, April 9. 
So don’t be shy about sharing your love! Remember, fortune favors the brave. ;)

Until my next post, happy crafting!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We are featuring items from the new Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.  This idea book is valid April 1st - August 31st.  We have over 40 Consultants participating in this blog hop.  If you have come from Chris Robertson's blog ~ Chris' Creative Life, then you are on the right track.  The Blog Hop is one big circle, just click on the name of the next consultant at the bottom of each post to keep hopping along.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants HERE.

For this hop I could not wait to start playing with the new Paper Packet called Jackson!  I have boys and love all things blue and this paper packet just spoke to me!  It is just Spring but I am already itching to get our camper out and go spend some quality time camping with my guys!  I bet you can just guess what pictures will be going on these pages I have created! ;o)

These next two photos are closer up of some of the new Jackson Assortments, isn't the little metal camper adorable!  And the Brave Enamel Shapes are amazing!  I only used 3 of the arrows here.

Another of the Jackson Assortment, metal trees accent, so cute!

Next, hop on over to Darlys Recker's Blog ~ Crafty Happy to see her lovely artwork!

Products used all Close to my Heart

Until my next post, happy crafting!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Special!

A new month means a New Special with Close to my Heart!  This month is a "Deal of the Day"!!  If you love a deal and a surprise, then go to my website ~ daily at 3pm (MT) to get your Deal!!

What is included in the grab bags?
It’s a big surprise, but this much we will tell you: grab bags will feature a mix of current and
retired product. Five grab bag tiers will be available at random times throughout the month, but
not all grab bags within a given price point will contain the same product. The price tiers are as
• $35 USD/$55 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $70 USD/$75 CAD value!)
• $50 USD/$65 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $90 USD/$92 CAD value!)
• $75 USD/$85 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $140 USD/$145 CAD value!)
• $115 USD/$125 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $240 USD/$250 CAD value!)
• $150 USD/$160 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $325 USD/$335 CAD value!)

Until my next post, happy crafting! 

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