Monday, June 30, 2014

Card Classes and more!!!

The card classes back in full swing. Friday's class was full of lovely ladies getting their crafty on. Below are the cards that we made. I like to give sneak peeks before class, but do not share all of the cards. I like to it to be a surprise.

The cards in this picture feature Close to My Heart's 'Balloon Ride', 'Jubilee', and 'Lollydoodle'. They will be retiring the end of July, as the new Inspiration Annual will be going live. If you are interested in any of these collections, you can view each here. They are while supplies last, so hurry before they are gone forever.

Doesn't this one just make you smile. I just love 'Balloon Ride', and the card does not even do it justice.

 The starburst technique works so well with this 'Ariana' collection. I see myself doing so much more with this technique in the future.

I have always loved easel cards and Lollydoodle really made this a super cute birthday card.

 If you are local to me (San Antonio, Tx and surrounding area) I would love to have you join one of my card classes. My next one will be July 18th and it is already almost full.. I will also be adding card kit, and scrapbooking workshops to the calendar in the very near future.

As Always, until next time...

Happy Crafting!!!


** Don't forget there is only one more month to get those MUST haves before the 2014 Spring/Summer catalog retires. So hurry and get those goodies before they are all gone!!! At the same time... I have the new Annual Inspiration catalog in my hot little hands... and you are just going to LOVE what is coming... Contact me for details on how to get a copy of your very own. (Available Aug. 1st).

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent

How exciting is this?! I have been a bit quiet lately. Yes, it is THAT time of year again.. CONVENTION!!!!!!
However, I was not able to attend this year due to life events that conflicted with the date.
But, that does not mean I can not share sneak peeks and announcements.

THIS being one of them!! A BRAND NEW Cricut Cartridge designed for the CARD MAKER!!!

You know, I can't wait to get my hands on this!! But, It looks like we will not be seeing this until late August. Until then.. we can get our crafty on with wonderful CTMH product.

Remember, The Spring/Summer catalog retires July 31st with new catalog going LIVE August 1st.
So, be sure to contact me for your copy. Or you can visit my website and order a copy to have sent directly to your door.

Until the then.... Stay tuned for new details and sneaks of upcoming products, classes and workshops!

As Always..... HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Can it really be FIVE Years?!

   I soooo LOVE what I do, that is does not even occur to me that I am working. But, I came home to a wonderful surprise this afternoon. After spending the morning helping my friend tend to her horses, this was waiting for me in the mail.

    It is hard to believe I have been a consultant with Close to My Heart for FIVE whole years now. I so love what I do, and sharing the love of all thing paper, ink, ribbon, embellies, etc... That it does not even feel like work to me.

   Close to My Heart goes out of its way for it's consultants and customers. I have never had an issue with customer service or products that being defective... So, to have this little bit of recognition.. really means a lot.

  I had been a little down lately, as I will not be attending national convention this year.. The FIRST one I am missing since becoming a consultant.. (They are SO MUCH FUN)... But, this makes up for it.... You can bet I will be there next year though.. You can't NOT go to Disneyland!!!!!!!

  Anyway, I just wanted to share my little love from a company that I LOVE!!!!

As always... I hope you are having a crafty time..

Until Next time...

Happy Crafting~


Friday, June 20, 2014

June 27th Class Sneak Peek!!!

Whelp, as usual I am a tad late posting my goings on on the blog.
I know, I know.. shame on me!!! But, I am here now to make amends.

I have been a busy girl prepping for a new card class that I will be giving next week.
I am so looking forward to meeting this group of crafty ladies and share some good crafty fun!!!  Anywho, I thought I would share a little sneak peak of what we will be doing in class.
This fun little card uses the star burst technique along with playing with water color pencils, a little glitter paper and a little bling finishes it off. I will list the supplies below, used to make this card.

If you are local to me (San Antonio, Tx) I would love to have you over. There is nothing better than crafting with friends.. new and old alike!!!

Supplies used in this card
As always.. 
Happy Crafting!!!!!! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Retiring Product List

Well, it's that time again! The Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog is just about at its end. That means new crafting goodies are just around the corner. So, if you have been holding out on those crafting items, you may want to hurry. The Retiring list has been posted and the items will sell out quickly. Specially, if you are waiting on certain color items. They always sell out first. So, be sure to check out the new retiring list. Once items sell out, they will not be restocked.
Check out the Retiring list by clicking on the picture below.
The good news about this.. This means that the new Idea Book is just around the corner. It will be filled with all new craft ideas, beautiful paper, stamps, embellishments and so much more.
Be sure to check back often. While I will not be able to attend National Convention this year, I will have eyes and ears there to share all the latest news. I can tell you this... The new catalog goes live August 1st. So, be sure to contact me for your copy.
Until next time...
Happy Crafting ~Rochelle

Friday, June 6, 2014

It's Graduation time .. AGAIN

So, I have three great kiddos. My oldest is currently serving in Afghanistan right now, and my middle guy will be graduation tomorrow. It is hard to believe how quickly time flies by. It seems like yesterday, that I was seeing him off to his first day of school. I guess, I should take comfort in knowing I have still have one baby left in high school. However, you will be seeing another grad post this time next year, as my daughter will be next.

On to the purpose of this post. I have had a full plate lately. Trying to plan for the BBQ that is to follow immediately after the ceremony, getting the kids ready for their trip to their Dad's for the summer, summer yard work, etc. Well, you get the picture. I did manage to make some of the decorations and thought I would share them with you. I had wanted to do so much more... but, life got in the way.

I have finally started playing with my Cameo that I got for Christmas. Have been loving every minute of it. Well, except for not yet figuring out some things I want to do. But, everything in time. :-)

I made two banners (only one is pictured below), Two box cards (again, only one is pictured below), and a few table decorations.

I hope you enjoy and, please, feel free to leave me some comments.

Again, please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting~


Monday, June 2, 2014

Let's Celebrate 30!

A Special Gift Just for you

in honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, we’re offering you a special deal! When you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of six great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabets—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!
Contact me for more details.

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2014. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30).
 Collection Option
Product Item Numbers:
CC10281  Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection
CC10282  Extraordinary Embellishments Collection
CC10283  Holiday Happiness Collection
CC10284  Accessory Coordinates Collection
CC10285  Papercrafting Possibilities Collection
CC10286  Gifts and Kits Collection

  1. What is included in the gift collections?
    Each collection comes with its own combination of supplies and products that you can’t get anywhere else, perfectly tailored for a variety of uses, interests, and styles. Additionally, photos of the gift collections can be found on the second page of the campaign flyer.

    Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection
    • Hemp Black
    • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
    • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
    • Party Washi Tape 3-Pack
    • Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
    • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
    Extraordinary Embellishments Collection
    • Mini Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection
    • Just Blooms™ Floret Paper Shapes
    • Pixie Glitter Alphabet
    • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
    • Color Ready-Canvas Alphabet
    • Chalkboard Shapes
    • Durables Round Studs
    • Durables Square Studs
    • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
    Accessory Coordinates Collection
    • Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
    • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
    • Huntington Complements
    • Chantilly Complements
    • Huntington Assortment
    • For Always Assortment
    • Tommy Assortment
    • Surfs Up Assortment
    • Chantilly Assortment
    Holiday Happiness Collection
    • Season’s Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
    • Frosted Paper Packet
    • Frosted Complements
    • Frosted Assortment
    • Sparkle & Shine Textiles
    • Sparkle Holiday Shapes
    • Sparkle & Shine Complements
    • Sparkle & Shine Assortment
    Papercrafting Possibilities Collection
    • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
    • Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
    • Almond Glitz Glitter Gel
    • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards
    • My Creations™ Cubby
    • My Creations™ Collage Cubes
    • My Creations™ Star
    Gifts and Kits Collection
    • Hemp Black
    • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
    • My Originals™ Matchbook Card Kit
    • Chantilly Textiles
    • Seasons Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
    • My Creations™ Collage Cubes

    You just can not go wrong with any of these collections. Whether you are looking to add to your crafting addiction, or considering venturing into a new area you are guaranteed to find the right collection for you at a fabulous price.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Check out the June Stamp of the Month!

June 2014: Kaboom

S1406 Kaboom, set of 16
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

June 2014: Kaboom (S1406)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.