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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Sale and a November Stamp of the Month Card

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have SO MUCH to be thankful for. One of the many things on my list is YOU, my wonderfully loyal customers!  To show my appreciation,  I am running a Black Friday Special where YOU can earn FREE gifts

It's simple, really!  You may have a few questions...

What do I get FREE?
  • For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax) you get a FREE Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (42 colors to choose from). Orders must be placed on my website by joining the Black Friday Orders gathering (see below).

How does it work?
  • Go to my website:  and in the bottom right corner of the page you will see a section that says, "Join one of Karen's gatherings."  Click "Join".
  • Place your order.  
  • I will contact you to find out which stamp pad(s) you would like for free within the next few days.
  • Your order will be shipped directly to you from Close To My Heart.
  • Your stamp pad(s) will be shipped to you from me (free shipping to you!).
What else do I need to know?
  • With the new Catalog/Idea Book coming out in February, Close To My Heart has recently released a list of products that are anticipated to be retired.  NOW is a great time to get the items from that list that you just can't live without.  You  can find that list on my website , then click on "Shop" and "Retiring Items".  Or, you can just go to this link to see the list
  • In addition to our regular products in the current catalog, your order can also include items from the Holiday Gift Guide (which is only available through December 31). You can view both publications on my website by clicking on Products.  You'll see them both in the drop down list.
  • Just a reminder that for every $50 you spend, you also qualify for "Illuminate," the November Stamp of the Month ($17.95 value) for only $5.  Spend $50 and qualify for one at $5, spend $100 and get 2, and so on.  You will be prompted to add these if you want them before you check out.  Here is a 6" x 6" card I made using the set, as well as a photo of the stamp set for you to see (stamp pad colors I used in case you want to choose any of them for your freebies are Outdoor Denim, Lagoon and Autumn Terracotta):

  • There is also a special right now that if you spend $100 on products in the current Autumn/Winter Catalog or the Holiday Gift Guide, or a combination of the two, you will also get a FREE item from the Gift Guide.  You will be given a list of those items and will be prompted to choose which one(s) you want before you check out.
  • Remember: In addition to the free stamp pad for each $25 you spend on the Black Friday Orders link my website on November 29 that you will get from me, there are 2 other specials (see two bullet points above this one) that you can also take advantage of on your order being offered through Close To My Heart!
That about covers it!  Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!!!!  I'm so grateful for all of you who support me and my business by loving the art of paper-crafting as much as I do!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December Play Group Scrappin' Class Layouts (Sparkle & Shine)

Today I am sharing the fun and festive layouts we will be making in my December Play Group Scrappin' classes with the Sparkle & Shine papers.  As you can see, I don't have photos on mine yet. That is because I am saving them for this year's photos. How great is it to have your layouts DONE and ready to add your photos to right after the holidays? Or, if you have photos from holidays past, then just pop those on!  EVERYONE needs holiday layouts, right?!!! Right!

You can attend my classes in person or participate long-distance. WOO HOO!  If you want to attend a class and participate in person, I need your order no later than Black Friday, November 29. If you are participating long-distance, you have a couple of weeks to get your orders to me.   (801.360.9896, THANKS!  If you are participating long-distance, just add $5 to your kit total.  I'm confident you will enjoy what we do and be very happy with the projects you make!

Dates and Times in December to choose from to attend in person:
Thursday evening, December 5 from 7-10 pm in Pleasant Grove, UT
Friday morning, December 6 from 10 am - 1 pm in American Fork, UT

After the layout photos, you'll find the shopping list. In order to participate you are only required to purchase the Basic Kit, but you are more than welcome to purchase the Better or Best, or add a few of those items to your Basic Kit. 

Feel free to click on any image to see it larger and in more detail.  For each layout I have included the layout with photos, without photos, and some detail shots.

Layout #1:  Merry and Bright
Layout #1
Layout #1- Detail photo 1

Layout #1 - Detail photo 2

Layout #1 - Detail photo 3

Layout #1 - Detail photo 4

Layout #2:  Shining Moments

Layout #2

Layout #2 - Detail photo 1

Layout #2 - Detail photo 2

Layout #2 - Detail photo 3

Layout #2 - Detail photo 4

Layout #3: Christmas Cheer
Layout #3

Layout #3 - Detail photo 1

Layout #3 - Detail photo 2

Layout #3 - Detail photo 3

Layout #3 - Detail photo 4

Basic Kit (this is all that you are required to purchase to participate) 

Subtotal: $32.15
Total with Shipping and Tax: $36.88 (add $5 more if you are participating long distance, $5 more if you would like me to cut your packet for you)

Better Kit = Basic Kit + the following products (I recommend this kit!)

Subtotal: $63.95*
Total with Shipping and Tax: $73.36 (add $5 more if you are participating long-distance, $5 more if you would like me to cut your packet for you)

Best Kit = Basic Kit + Better Kit + the following products  

Subtotal: $90.20*
Total with Shipping and Tax: $103.46* (add $5 more if you are participating long distance, $5 more if you would like me to cut your packet for you)

Other tools you will need to complete your kit:
*at this purchase level ($50 or more)  you qualify for the November Stamp of the Month ("Illuminate" - $17.95 value) at only $5.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Blocks Kits For Sale!

  • Did you like the Holiday Blocks project I shared in my last blog post? The photo above is just one of the 6 holiday words you can display with this project! (see photos below of all of the words)
  • Would you like to be able to purchase it as a kit, all pre-cut and ready to put together?  
  • With 4 little blocks, isn't it cool that you can decorate for 6 holidays?
Your wish is my command!
For $37 (which includes shipping)* you get:
  • 4 My Creations (sturdy, heavy chipboard) Blocks (3"x 3"x 3")
  • All necessary papers pre-cut and ready to adhere to your blocks
  • All embellishments needed
  • photos and step by step instructions on how to finish this darling project
To purchase this project, just scroll past the photos below and click on the "Buy Now" button.   

*Kit may only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Get your kit NOW!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Handcrafted Holidays Blog Hop - Holiday Blocks for All Year Round

Do you remember not that long ago when I participated in an over-the-top blog hop featuring products from the new Close To My Heart holiday gift guide? Well, that hop was such a success that we decided to do it again, this time with ideas for home decor and gifts for the holidays. We've even added a couple new artists that I'm sure you'll love!

Welcome to our Handcrafted Holidays Blog Hop! We are thrilled to share some of our ideas for the holidays.  If you have come here from Lynn Como's blog, you are on the right path. This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

For my project, I decided to use four (4) of our fun and inexpensive My Creations Blocks (only $3.95 each, approx 3" square) to create words to use for holidays all year round. Since we all know that cubes have 6 sides,  I knew that I had the potential of creating 6 different words that could be used throughout the year.  You can see them all below.  

I will be offering this project as a kit soon so stay tuned here on my blog next week for more details.

Now hop on over to Lisa Stenz's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the Close To My Heart Consultants in the hop to get some great crafting ideas.  Contact me or shop directly from my website to get your products for your holiday projects today.

Some of the products I used to create this fun project are:


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