Sunday, February 28, 2016

SOL - Pokémon Day

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Holiday Mini Catalog ~ Preview!

Click HERE to see the new Holiday Gift Guide!
These items will be available to order on October 15th.  And for every $100 you spend, you can pick one of the starred items FREE!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Celebrate National Stamping Month!

Celebrate National Stamping Month
Have 3 times the fun with our new stamp set trio—just $10*!

Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love using the playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.
*Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. One stamp set trio for every $50 spent. Tax and shipping/handling apply. The stamp set trio arrives on 3 D-size carrier sheets in 2 stamp envelopes: one carrier sheet in one envelope (like a D-size stamp) and two carrier sheets in one envelope (like an E-size stamp).

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Huntington layouts

Hi!  I am back... the whole back to school season has taken me away from scrappin' for a little while, but I am back and ready to share!

I have 4 new Huntington layouts to share with you.  Order your Huntington pack today to make your fall layouts!  These are the layouts for my sold out Friday night workshop for August.  Interested?  Just e-mail me me today to find out how you can join my Friday night workshops.

Make sure you click on the pictures to see the details...

This last layout is the layout from the workshop on the go kit.  The best part... instructions and everything you need are in the kit!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Project Inspirations: Ombré Technique

Check out this great technique!  I will be showing this in one of my Friday night workshops in September.  Watch for the samples and join me for the class!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Pajama Party

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!
But first, check out this FREE webcast which will air Wednesday, July 31 at 9:00 pm (EDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. I know you will be chomping at the bit to make the Artbooking layout, so take this opportunity to sit back, relax, and see how easy this is to use and then place your order on August 1 when you can buy the collection along with the rest of the supplies. You can tune in to the archived event for step-by-step details on how to make the project.
To make the project, you will want to have the following items on hand (or place your order for what you need):
·         Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
·         1301 Bamboo Cardstock
·         1388 Colonial White Cardstock
·         X5668 Honey Cardstock
·         X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
·         X5930 Slate Cardstock
·         X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
·         X5666 Twilight Cardstock
·         Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
·         Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
·         Z1853 Aqua Dots*
·         Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
·         Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
·         Z1294 Sanding Kit
*These products will be available for purchase beginning August 1, 2013.
Watch the Pajama Party by yourself or with friends for a fun crafting experience. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to tune in! Share the information with your friends so they can join in the fun!
Would you rather do this project in a class?  Contact me to complete this layout and a second Cricut Artbooking layout for only $20!  I will also show you how to use the basic layouts along with other stickers or embellishments you may own to fit any pictures you need to complete!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shelly's BONUS Club!

Shelly’s BONUS Club

At last!!!  A club where you can earn rewards based on what YOU spend!
This is a club you can start at any time, and spend any amount that you can afford each month.  REALLY!  You just need to make a purchase each month (for 6 consecutive months) and spend a minimum of $150 by the end of your 6th month in order to receive $25 in FREE product!  But the more you spend over the 6 months the more YOU get free!
This is what you can earn...
$150 - $249 earns $25 in free products
$250 - $349 earns $40 in free products
$350 - $449 earns $60 in free products
$450 - $549 earns $80 in free products
You can also bring me additional orders from your friends and they will count towards your rewards!   Want more rewards – bring new friends to a workshop!
But there is more!  I did call this a BONUS club!!!
Sign up to be in this club and you will be added to a list for my special BONUS offers!!!
BONUS #1 – Each month the next 3 people on my list will be able to purchase one of the hostess exclusive stamp sets – at the discounted hostess price!  Remember these are exclusive sets for hostesses only – so you can’t buy these unless you hostess a party… or of course, join this club!
BONUS #2 – At least 1 lucky club member a month will be able to purchase the current month’s Stamp of the Month for only $5!  This offer is good for club members with any size purchase!  Typically to get this price you must spend $50!
BONUS #3 - You CAN get credit for any product purchased for my workshops!    Not only do you get to attend a workshop and complete a great project – you can earn rewards!  Schedule a new friend to come with you (that isn't a club member) and add their first months purchase to your rewards total!!!
BONUS #4 – and this is BIG!!! Any month that my total club orders exceed $250 the next person on my list will receive 50% off any item in the current catalog!  
Can it get any easier!?!?
BONUS #5 - Give me your wish list and your credit card… I will place your order for you each month and have it shipped directly to your door! 
Here’s how it works:
Join the Club
Email me at and I will add you to the list of club members.  You can join the club at any time, but make sure you let me know so you are added to my list!  You just need to place an order during the month you join, so join now and order any time before the end of the month.

Place an order each month
·         Place your order on-line using the current month’s “BONUS Club” link on my website.  This will allow you to place your order at your convenience and it will be mailed directly to your house!  This is the best option when taking advantage of any CTMH specials that are good ‘while supplies last’.
·         E-mail your order to me.  All orders will be placed on the last day of the month.  You may save a little in shipping with this option, however you must pick your order up from me during one of my scheduled workshop times and I can’t guarantee monthly promotions will be available.
·         *Workshop orders*  To get club credit you must order one month prior to the workshop through me (not on-line) so it is shipped to my home to be cut/prepared for the class.  Any items you receive in the workshop that are partial packages will not be eligible for credit (ex – misc. embellishments or single sheets of paper added to your workshop kit).
E-mail your list of rewards!
You will need to place an order in your 6th month, but remember to e-mail me to let me know what FREE items you would like!  Hostess rewards include Stamps, blocks, ink pads, marker sets, re-inkers, Paper Packs, My Stickease assortments, Complements, all cardstock packs, workshop on the go kits, Studio J one-layout or 5-packs.  If you would like to order anything other than these items for your rewards please let me know and we will see what we can do.
Club Member list details
Email me to sign up as soon as you know you will be ordering that month and get on my list! 
·         Once you reach the top of the list and are eligible for one of the bonus items, you get first choice of that Bonus!
·         If you choose to skip that month I will offer the bonus to the next person on the list.  The following month you will have first choice again.  This will continue until you purchase the bonus item or finish your 6 months.
·         Once you purchase a bonus item you will be moved to the bottom of the list.  You will continue to move up each month until you hit the top of the list.
·         Since club members are able to choose to skip a month, you may be in various stages on the list for each of the bonus items. 
If you and a friend (or 2 or 3) would like to sign up together – no problem!  You can sign up as a team!  Just let me know.  You can even order separately, just remember you will have to split the bonuses and rewards… and I will leave that part to you J
 BONUS #6 - This club will officially start on August 1st with the release of the new Idea Book.  But here's the can sign up today to be first on the list!  Just place your first order in August or pre-order any new items and I will order for you on August 1 and that purchase counts as your first month's order!

E-mail me right away!