Friday, December 2, 2016

December Creative Class

Creative Class for December will have 2 Class kits: Oh Deer! and City Sidewalks. $25 each

This paper will be GONE Dec 31st so please let me know ASAP if you can attend or if you would like a kit. (even if you don’t get it till January, I can at least have your kit ready or if you would like extra paper!)

Class Times:
Thursday Dec 15th - 10 am  & 6:30 pm
Friday Dec 16th - 10 am & 6:30 pm

at class you will get a sneek peek of the new catalog coming out Jan 1 - so exciting!

Thank you so much for your wonderful friendships!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Excited for the Pinners Conference?

We are just over 1 week away from tons of fun - get your tickets HERE!

Pinners is two great events in one. It's a conference featuring 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters in the nation. And it's also an expo with nearly 200 top businesses providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvment, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion and all sorts of other great things. What's Pinners? It's where Pinterest comes to life. And it's your new favorite event!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Do you use a Planner? Is it CUTE?

Does your planner turn into a memory album at the end of the year?
Close To My Heart has just released their 3 new planner options:
  • Planner refill pages. Includes monthly and weekly calendars, designs you can color, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips. Designed to fit into our Everyday Life albums Item # CC2017 - $16.95
  • The Everyday Life Sea Glass album and the 2017 planner pages. Item # CC1177 - $31.90
  •  The Everyday Life Black stripes album and the 2017 planner pages. Item # CC2017 - $31.90
Last year these planners were sold out, so if you are interested, don’t delay.

Thin Cuts for Swirly Seashells (C1664), Sweet Birthday (B1532), Wreath (A1193), and School Kids (D1706) stamp sets that are in the Annual Idea Book.
You can find all of these new and exciting products under the monthly specials tab on my Close To My Heart Shopping website.

October Creative Class - Jeepers Creepers

Here are some monsters that you are gonna LOVE! Fun stickers and black sparkly chipboard pieces make this kit so adorable. Not to mention the 3D eyes. So, so cute!

This Creative Class will be $26.00.
Here are the dates to attend or you can order a kit.

Thursday October 20th @ 6:30 pm (this week, so let me know quick)
Friday October 21st @ 6:30 pm

Thursday October 27th @ 10:00 am or 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Create Kindness Cardmaking BINGO Night

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value!
Kit contents:
24 – 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
24 – Pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles
8 – Exclusive M-size stamp sets
1 – Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pad
1 – 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
1 – My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer
Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart’s blogInstagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! 
This exclusive kit, individual stamp sets or package of pre-printed card bases with envelopes are available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!  So make sure to get your order in early.  The purchase of the kit OR separate purchase of the small pack will allow your entrance into my BINGO NIGHT - Oct. 13th @ 6:00 pm.
Purchase of full kit will earn you 2 Bingo Cards, purchase of Bases & Envelopes will earn you 1 Bingo Card. Purchases can be combined for more cards, which means more chances to win!
Prizes include paper packs, new ink pads, Workshop Your Way, etc. with the Grand Prize being the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge!  We will create cards in between games and I'll be showing you different ways to use your new stamps. Extra pieces will be provided for you to create the cards shown below along with the Mini box to put your cards in. 
Purchase your kits here:  and make sure to JOIN the CREATE KINDNESS Gathering when you place your order to earn your spot.  These kits are only avail until Sept 30th midnight so get yours today and come play with us on BINGO NIGHT.

Please contact me with any questions!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September Creative Class - Swan Lake

Swan Lake is my Creative Class this month. I just love the fall colors on our doorstep. The trees are already turning on the mountains. What about for you?

The regular Creative Class will include a 1/2 page pocket protector for $26.00 and if you would like to add the 4 cards it will be $30 for everything shown below. Here are the dates to attend or you can order a kit.

Thursday September 15th @ 6:30 pm (coming up quick, so let me know)
Thursday September 22nd @ 10:00 am or 6:30 pm
Friday September 23rd @ 10:00 am or 6:30 pm

Swan Lake - Holiday Expressions 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Fun

What a fun card class today. Flowers, cards and don't forget the homemade salsa with chips. YUM!
Tulips from the CTMH Artiste cartridge in a pretty gold mason jar. So easy to do. Use painters tape or vinyl to make your design. Spray with metallic spray paint. Then give it a clear glossy coat on top. Just make sure the gold is dry and spray the clear a far so it doesn't "smear" the gold. But hey, that could be a cool effect too. So many possibilities.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Creative Class

I will be holding scrapbooking class on Thursday May 12th @ 10:00 am & 6:00 pm.

If you cannot make it at these times I will have the kits and my boards at the ArtisticU Overnighter on the 13th-14th (Fri &/or Sat) if you are interested.  Visit to see all the info and register.  It will be very fun and would love to see you there!

There are 3 choices for class/kits:   Regatta ($24)  Georgie ($24)  Happy Times ($35 - 3 layouts, no cards, there will be changes on the gold phrases)
Please let me know ASAP what you would like to do.

On a side note - I am leaving for VA on May 19th and will be gone the whole month of June. Class will resume in July.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Just 10 days away...

Best Western Plus Cottontree Inn
10695 Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070
Newly renovated BEST WESTERN PLUS CottonTree Inn - SandyUT, located just East of Interstate 15, off 10600 SouthHot breakfast and parking are complimentary with overnight stay. Amenities include indoor pool, a hot tub and a patio, plus an exercise room and business center.

Join us for a Friday Overnight stay or an all day Saturday Workshop if that's best for you. Either way it is sure to be a fun crafty weekend. Bring your own projects to work on with supplies you may need, portable light with power strip, favorite drink in a spill proof container. We will have a store with adhesives, embellishments, paper, and NEW 12x12 Page kits. There will also be a Card Buffet to make greeting cards of your choice. A great opportunity to have them ready to mail. Explore Cricut machine will be available for your use, with help in Design Space if needed.  Register today!

Friday May 13th 2pm - Saturday May 14th 7pm

Saturday May 14th 9am - 7pm

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Let's Create Expo Discount Tickets

Going to the Let's Create Expo on April 22nd or 23rd?   Use the code "icreate" either online or at the door to get $2 off 1 day admission or $4 off 2 day admission.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Let's Create Expo in April

I will be at the Let's Create Expo April 22nd and 23rd. Come visit our Close to My Heart booth! If you love to make cards Diana Veenendaal and I will be teaching card classes on Friday and Saturday. Here are the cards that I will be making...

Let's Create Expo Classes

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Are you coming to the ArtisticU Retreat?

Join us for a ton of fun with friends old and new. Take advantage of our EasyPay plan while its still available!

Penelope in March

Are you ready for spring colors in your world?  It seems that once you get a taste of warm weather we want to get outside with the sunshine and the promise of pretty flowers. You'll need these layouts for your new Easter pictures.  Join me for Penelope Class and get the pretty colors started!

Choose time for Penelope in Layton

Penelope Kit (choose pickup or ship)

Penelope Seasons Expressions 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ArtisticU All Day Crop

Join us for another All Day Crop in March

We will be in Bluffdale and have two dates available with 30 spots each date:

Saturday, March 19, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Sorry this event is FULL

Prepay $15 or $20 at the door (IF there's a spot available)
12x12 Page kits and other supplies sold.

Includes: Lunch & Dinner, table space and drawings

Charlotte Creative Class - $25

The February Creative Class features Charlotte.  This paper is found in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions and is only available until the end of April.  It's so pretty with highlights of gold, I just love it!
Join me for class or contact me for kits.

Thursday Feb 18th @ 10:00 am
Thursday Feb 18th @ 6:30 pm
Friday Feb 19th @ 6:30 pm

Charlotte - Annual Expressions 2016