Add beauty to your everyday life

Here in Florida we are blessed with year-round flowers but with paper and scissors you can enjoy the beauty and versatility of flowers and greenery all year long!  The current Close To My Heart papercrafting kit will help you do that so easily. Here’s another consultants wreath and the extra piece she made with a few leftovers and some extras:


All the pieces come pre-cut and are so easy to put together.  You can purchase the “Welcome Home” kit for $18.95 or get it for FREE with a $60 qualifying purchase.  As an added bonus, I will be scheduling one or two workshops at my house if you’d like to assemble them with friends 🙂 and have access to my Cricut, inks and tools to assist you.

     (Photo credit to fellow CTMH consultant Brandy Ortiz-Lees)


This is available as a “while supplies last” item so if you want one, please order before they are gone!  Click here or on one of the pictures to go to my shopping website for ordering or, as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


Here is a blog post from CTMH showing other ways to included florals and greenery at home – check it out and be inpired!


Making memories with you …. Debbie 🙂


National Papercrafting Month 2017

Happy New Year! Every January at CTMH, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it!  If this is the kind of crafting we can accomplish, it promises to be a great crafting year – just take a look!


This year, we’re celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home. Yes, you can create this – all the pieces to make this are included, ready, precut, for you. Just assemble, add your own touch and words using the gold letter alpha included and voila – beauty for your home made by you!

Here’s a short, one-minute video showing how the assembly is performed (and personally, I really like the quilling tool for flower making they show in the video – handy and efficient, less stress than hand rolling).

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit:

  1. Buy it for $18.95—no qualifying purchase required!
  2. Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!*
  3. Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
  4. Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!

No matter how you get your Welcome Home wreath kit—or how many you get—you are going to love how easy this kit makes it to add a little more papercrafted beauty to your life.

*$60 qualifying purchase must be full-priced retail product not including tax and shipping.
Offer valid January 1 – January 31, 2017 while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.

Making memories with you … Debbie 🙂

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Cloud Nine and my new look!

How do you like the new color scheme? It’s a different look for me but I thought I’d give it a try!

Well, now that I am on a laptop I can post the Cloud Nine National Papercrafting Month video. This kit would provide a great jumpstart in making cards for telling those we love and appreciate how much they mean to us so if you would like to order it just let me know or order it online on my shopping website!

Making memories with you,

A "2 minute Warning" for Whoo’s Your Valentine

I just looked and the inventory for the beautiful Whoo’s Your Valentine kit is down to 4%! This kit is only available through this Thursday but when supplies are gone, it’s gone! If you want one, you need to order it quickly, through my website for best chance at securing one. Remember it is only $10 with a $35 order from the Autumn/Winter products Idea Book.
My talented upline, Annette Green, made this beautiful card with that stamp set – aren’t the owl and heart clusters just gorgeous?!

I made a very simple card using the January Stamp of the month “Happy Valentine’s” (also only available through Jan. 31st). Isn’t the bow cute? It’s made with our great Cricut cartridge, the Artiste.

You can look at the previous posts to see the images of these two stamp sets – very useful for many occasions, not just Valentine’s Day.  Remember also the great savings if you combine both offers – almost a $40 savings!
Here’s another card I made recently with the new little monogram stamps and the Cricut Artiste set of “swing” cards.  You can see from one picture to the other why they are called “swing” cards. I made them as large as could fit in a matching little box, also made with the Artiste – looks really neat!  I made a stationary set to give my best friend and her little girl as a birthday present with another paper kit and it also looked great -but I forgot to take a picture of it!

 Well, hope these pics inspire you to create something great & please contact me if you have any questions!

Making memories with you,

Start the New Year with telling someone how special they are to you!

Those of us who make handmade cards many times do so, not because it’s less expensive or faster, but because we want to show the recipient how special they are to us, giving them something we believe is extra special. Let’s decide this new year 2013 that we should not wait to do that to all our loved ones, yes? We should never presume on God that we will have tomorrow, so live today the way He would have you to and express your love and gratitude to those that mean so much to you – I’m going to try, how about you?

I hope you know that the crafts I share with you, though they are for my business, is simply stuff that I enjoy doing and hope you do, too.  This month is designated by the powers that be to be National Papercrafting Month and
 Close To My Heart’s special is geared for Valentine’s Day , and any other “love”-filled day!

 “Whoo’s Your Valentine” is a great kit, available through January 31st, for only $10 with a $35 order, while supplies last.  You get 12 die-cut boxes ready to be stamped and decorated, matching cardstock papers (including a sneak peek to our new 12×12 GILTTER papre!!) plus 12 treat tubes (also New Product!!)  to fill with whatever you choose!  At the end I’ve posted a video all about it. but here are some more samples and the complete kit contents (from a fellow consultant’s blog):

December 2012 Constant Campaign: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Here’s the cute and versatile stamp set that comes in the kit:

There’s also this month’s Stamp of the Month – a match for loving occasions, too –  called “Happy Valentine’s” … love the flourishes and the roses!

Both of these month’s specials not only complement each other but one helps you get closer to the other one. By purchasing about $40 of any products from the current Idea Book you would qualify to get BOTH these specials for an additional $15 …. that would be $97 worth of products for just $55 – and some great products useful for so many occasions! I hope you can take advantage of this great sale – please contact me with any questions you may have… now here’s the video I told you about…

As always … making memories with you,

Start the year with beautiful "Style" and "Inspirations"

Did you know that January is considered to be “National Papercrafting Month”? Those of us who love paper crafts are going to really love the new kit and stamps that Close To My Heart has unveiled to celebrate!

A complete brochure called Inspirations has been created with loads of beautiful artwork showcasing the new “Wings” papers and coordinating products. Click here to see it in my website. The beauty of Close To My Heart is that we are dedicated to not just showing beautiful papers and more, but showing you how to create beautiful things with them. The Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kits include complete instructions on using your papers and the basic products you’ll need to complete them! The “Wings” WOTG is no exception and it is an especially creative one. Here’s what you can make:

And, here’s a picture of all that’s included in the WOTG:  how-to workshop guide, complete Wings paper packet, special stamp set, new Spray mist pen and embellishments.

In addition, an absolutely beautiful Stamp of the Month is being offered at an extra special incentive price. Here is a copy of it (remember that the carrier sheet it comes on is about 6×6 to give you an idea of the size of these stamps) and cards made with it:

Normally you need to spend $100 to receive the Stamp of the Month for free but this January it can be yours free for as little as $50 (before s/h/tax) in purchases from items in the Inspirations brochure.  That’s right – only $50 and you can receive the SOTM for FREE!

Here’s how I got that math figured out and all the products you would receive:

Wings Workshop on the Go Kit (G1016) – $29.95 (includes a complete Level 2 ”Wings” paper packet, the special “Wings” B-sized stamp set, the new Spray mist Pen, black embellishments and the How-To guide brochure for making 2 layouts and 6 cards!)

Wings Level 2 My Stickease (X7135C) – $4.95 (2 sheets)

Black Mini-Medley Collection (Z1393) – $4.95 (brads, buttons, ribbon, etc.)

Wings Level 2 Pleated Ribbon Assortment (Z1398) – $4.95 (3 colors pleated style!)

A Game stamp set (A1113) – $5.00 (cute Tic-Tac-Toe game pieces and board!)

              Subtotal: $49.80 WOW!!!

Then the Stamp of the Month, “Find Your Style” (a D-sized set), is yours FREE and that’s a deal!!

This is just my suggestion for how to receive the SOTM for free at the lowest price with the Inspirations promotion. However, there are other extra special prices on absolutely gorgeous new stamp sets that can also be purchased at a discount throughout the brochure. The Workshop How-To also includes a bonus project: the directions for decorating the new “My Creations Banner” – a set of 8 chipboard pennant pieces.

I hope you’ll be inspired to create with beauty and style at great prices, and let me show you how with Close To My Heart’s wonderful products!

Don’t miss "Felicity"

The new “Felicity” Collection is such a great paper pack!  You can make your projects using this set from frilly to simple, all the while making beautiful crafts that coordinate so well!  Here’s a card and a recipe binder:
If you go to the special “National Papercrafting Month” (NPM) blog you will also get some tips and recipes for making projects!  Do you see the pretty flowers on the card above?  Go to the January 3 blog entry and you are given step-by-step instructions (with pictures!) on how to do it – paper piecing that’s as easy as can be!  To see how to make the recipe binder go to the January 6th entry; there’s lots more to view and learn at the blog which is updated every day.  Here’s a picture of the kit, including the “D” size stamp set complete with the alphabet used for the projects in the pictures:
If you are already loving this, let me tell you the 6 ways to get the collection and only one of them is buying the kit itself!
  • Option 1: Buy it outright for $34.95 US/$40.95 CAN.
  • Option 2: Get it for FREE by buying $60/$70 of stamps*
  • Option 3: Get it for FREE when you order $125/$145 on (almost) any Close To My Heart products* 
  • Option 4: Get it for FREE by hosting an event (gathering) at your home and having sales of $400
  • Option5:  Get it for FREE when you join my team as a consultant in the month of January!
  • Option 6: Win a kit by posting a comment on the NPM blog everyday and enter a chance to win one of the daily drawings!                (*Some restrictions apply)
Well, I hope you visit the blog and enjoy all it has to offer.  Remember you can call me to place an order (if you live locally since it saves a little on shipping charges) or order from my CTMH website, to have it shipped to you directly.  Please feel free to call, email or leave me a comment here …

Making memories with you,