Thursday, November 30, 2017

12 Days of Christmas SPECIAL (December 1-12, 2017)

I am excited to offer 12 days of savings to you on a variety of products including inks, stamps, glitter paper, adhesives and so much more. Take advantage of this for yourself or for that papercrafter on your Christmas list.

In a nutshell, there will be a special product highlighted each morning at 6 am CST, on my blog and in my VIP group, which will include a FREE and coordinating product item as a gift. You can take advantage of all or some of the specials; that is totally up to you. Of course, the more you purchase, the more FREEBIES you get from me. Keep reading for all the details and contact me if you have any questions.

How This Works
When you decide you want to take advantage of one of the daily offers, contact me by 11:30 pm CST that day to let me know. I will record your contact and provide you with your estimated total, including shipping and tax, at that time. (Final shipping options and details will be provided as the 12 Days progress because they will adjust based upon your purchase(s). The best and least option will be provided to you.)

What if you decide to take advantage of a special on a different day or simply change your mind? That is fine. J I am solely offering this as something fun as we lead up to Christmas and realize a future special may greater attract your attention. If that’s the case, contact me and make me aware of the change. (I suggest you track your communication with me as well.) However, you do get more tickets into the prize drawing(s) if you honor your initial interest. (More details on that below.)

Payment for orders communicated December 1-12, 2017 must be paid in full by noon on December 15, 2017
when the products will be ordered and shipped directly to your doorstep. You can pay by credit or debit card (America Express is not accepted). (If you prefer another means of payment, please contact me to make those arrangements in advance.)


Tickets & Earn Other FREE Products
You will receive two (2) tickets for each day you take advantage of the special on the day it is offered. If you choose to take advantage of a special beyond the day it was released, you will get one (1) ticket into the drawing, allowing you all 12 days to make a decision on your purchases. Should you change your mind about a purchase prior to the payment deadline, the tickets will reflect your final order.

I guarantee a GRAND PRIZE winner – $25 in NEW PRODUCTS  when they are released on January 1, 2018 – when we hit at least $150 in purchases, cumulative! The more orders placed, the more prizes I will give to different winners. I will provide an update on the prizes as the days progress. (The prize drawing(s) will be held on December 16, 2017).

As an additional thank you, when you purchase at least $150 in products, you automatically earn $25 in CTMH Money, redeemable on specific products. (This amount can increase based upon the amount of your purchase.) The selection of these FREE items must take place immediately and guides when your product order is submitted. Ultimately, I will do all I can to get you the most out of your money! J I appreciate the business and helping me achieve a sales goal.

Means of Contact
(214) 984-0280 – call or text
MlisRobinson@gmail.com – email
Facebook messenger

Be sure to identify which day you are contacting me about. If I do not answer the phone, please leave a voicemail. Be sure to do so before 11:30 pm CST each day. I will respond as quickly as I am able. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Anything Goes

This week I am participating in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes". You, too, can join the fun by posting your link on the bottom of the related blog post. We have a new theme each week so consider playing with us. The only caveat is that you need to use Close To My Heart products in your creation. 
I totally copied this card from one shown on a post on Instagram, from Close To My Heart. The overall design of the card caught my attention but I love this polka dot pattern that comes from the Halloween-themed, "Cats & Bats", paper pack. I just couldn't resist duplicating it. What do you love most about it?

The artistic design of this card just makes me smile. In reflecting on some current happenings taking place in my life, I felt the word "blessed" was the best choice for this card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it and hope you, too, are BLESSED.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday SALE - 40% off!

Close To My Heart is holding a one-day flash sale to celebrate Cyber Monday! The sale will give you and your customers a chance to get a 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder™ items and a 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items! 

This sale starts Monday, November 27, 2017 at midnight (MST) and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. (As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.) 

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale times. The Cyber Monday items will be listed on that page. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!
Here is a view of my current setup, although I have altered it quite a few times - and love that it's so easy to do so. Let me know if you have specific questions about what parts and pieces I have. 

Close To My Heart is excited to offer this fun opportunity for a special one-time savings on these organizational products. Don't lose out on saving money on these fab items!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday SALE with CTMH!

Close To My Heart is holding a one-day flash sale - found on my website - to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year! The sale will give YOU a chance to get a 50% discount on all of our currently available Cut Above® Layout Kits. This includes our current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!
 
This sale starts at 12 am (MST) on Friday, November 24, 2017 and will end at 11:59 pm
 on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.
 
As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings! (As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.)
 
To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale. The Black Friday items will be listed on that page. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

ALL WHO PLACE AN ORDER THROUGH MY WEBSITE WILL RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET IN THE MAIL, FROM ME, AS A TOKEN OF MY APPRECIATION FOR YOUR PURCHASE.
 
We’re excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on our products.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Just For Fun" Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by my blog where I am participating today in a Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's Fundamentals product line. These items are up to 40% off this month, while supplies last. You can find details about the special here.

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants here.
I decided to make some simple cards that are possible because of the pattern papers included in the Fundamentals paper packs. I switched out the cardstock and patterns used to create two cards. (Blossom is the color of this card.)
The "Stronger Together" stamp set has some wonderful sentiments and the proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts experienced by victims of recent hurricanes, wildfires, etc.
Lagoon was used on this card.

This card was created with Lemon.
The "thank you" sentiment is from the "All the Thanks" stamp set. The script font is really fun as are the various ways to say "thanks". Black & White Dots, as well as Silver Shimmer Trim, were added to the cards.

I hope you like the simplicity of these cards that serve a great purpose and were easy to put together. The Fundamentals product line - paper packs, Complements, and ribbon - are beautiful and can be used for various papercrafting projects.

Consider leaving a comment before you head over to Wendy's Blog to see what she has created to share with you. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thin Cuts Craze

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop where we are featuring artwork aligned with the theme, "Thin Cuts Craze". We are focused on incorporating Close To My Heart's Thin Cuts which are metal dies that can be used with a Cuttlebug or other diecut machines. (They come packaged on their own magnetic sheet.) We have quite a variety of Thin Cuts to choose from. You can find them all by clicking HERE

If you are coming from Annemarie's Blog, you are on the right track. Be sure to continue to follow the links on each blog, so you can see a variety of creations made using Thin Cuts. You can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. 
I used the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts to create my card. I love the festive ornaments and sentiments. I hope you do too!
I tend to enjoy creating Christmas cards with non-traditional colors and here is another one of those instances. Inks used: Blossom (pink), Lagoon (blue) and Willow (green)

The three ornaments were cut using the Thin Cuts and then adhered directly to the background or applied with 3-D with Thin Foam Tape. A few Black Dots were added. 
And, while challenging to photograph, I added the Clear Shimmer Brush to the ornaments. It provides a little sparkle to them, adding a finishing touch. I love the Shimmer Brush. It is easy to work with and dries quickly.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Be sure to continue checking out the other artwork items, leaving me a comment - if you'd like - before you do. I always enjoy hearing from you!

Head on over to Darlys Recker's Blog.

Enjoy the rest of your week!







List of Participants:
1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*
2. Darlys Recker
3. Debi McBain
4. Sarah Devendorf
5. Cat Nowak
6. Annemarie Julian

Monday, November 13, 2017

Count Your Blessings - Heart 2 Heart Challenge

For this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, our theme is "Count Your Blessings". You can interpret that theme however you'd like. Then, create a piece of artwork using Close To My Heart products and then link up to us on our blog.
Using quality scraps from the Workshops Your Way Falling For You Scrapbooking Kit, I created this card which perfectly aligns with the theme. Gotta love when that happens!

The sentiment is a pocket card that I trimmed to fit the space allowed. I added two patterned papers, a piece of the zip strip, and three sequins from the pack of Bronze Sequins. I also added White & Bronze Twine for a little bit of texture.
This photo shows a close-up of the chipboard Complements that were colored with the Sap Green and Marigold ShinHan Markers. A little bit of the Gold Shimmer Brush and we have a little sparkly.
These Complements come with coordinating stickers, kraft die-cuts, and three 1" badge buttons.
 Here is a photo of the Falling For You kit contents which include:
1 - Falling for You paper packet (X7223B)
1 - Falling for You Complements (X7223B)
4 - cardstock sheets (2 Pebble, 1 Toffee, 1 White Daisy)
1 - bronze sequins (Z4029)
1 - white & bronze twine (Z4030)
The design for this card came from the guide provided for this kit from Close To My Heart. You can find the document here. I altered it by allowing a 1/4" border and cutting the associated pieces as follows:
  • 4A - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • 4B - 3" x 3 3/4"
  • 4C - 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • 4D - 1/2" x 3 3/4"

If you have any questions about this card or the products used, please contact me, and consider linking up to us at Heart 2 Heart. I look forward to seeing your artwork there.

Have a blessed week and be sure...to count your blessings! (We have many of them even when we are faced with challenges. Don't lose sight of them.)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Just for Fun(damentals)!

The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price! FIND ALL DETAILS HERE.
November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of your projects match!

Here are photos of the bundles where you can get the greatest savings:
Whimsy Fundamentals Bundle - $22.11 (original price $36.85)
Includes: paper pack, Complements, and coordinating ribbon
Adventure Fundamentals Bundle - $22.11 (original price $36.85)
Includes: paper pack, Complements, and coordinating ribbon
Enchantment Fundamentals Bundle - $22.11 (original price $36.85)
Includes: paper pack, Complements, and coordinating ribbon
Basics Fundamentals Bundle - $22.71 (original price $37.85)
Includes: paper pack, Complements, and coordinating ribbon
Should you choose, you can purchase Fundamentals items separately, saving 30%. All discounted items can be viewed and/or purchased by clicking HERE.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches at least $350 in sales or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!
For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

Be sure to take advantage of this discount while products are available!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Close To My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop where we are featuring handmade Christmas cards made with Close To My Heart products.

If you are coming from Brenda's Blog, you are on the right track. This hop is a circle so be sure to follow the link below to continue viewing our Christmas creations.
I decided to use this "Gingerbread Friends" stamp set. Isn't it adorable? Do you see all the fun little pieces and parts to dress up your friends? TOO FUN!
Many years ago I created a slider card for Christmas. It was fun and so I decided to bring it out again this year.  A banner, some red gems, and a bow and we have a cute card!
This is a very simple interactive card that just puts a different twist on Christmas cards. I can see putting a pocket inside that would hold a gift card. Hmmm... I might have to try that out.

If you want to know how to make this card, watch the video below which contains dimensions for recreation. And then...be sure to share what you create. I'd love to see it!

Please head over to Melinda's Blog where you are sure to find a fabulous creation. You can also find a complete list of participants there.

Video for recreation:
Dimensions:
Card base/pocket - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (score on 8 1/2" end at 4" and 8")
Insert - 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 5"
Outside sentiment - 4" x 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Products used:
Cardstock - Cranberry, New England Ivy, and White Daisy
Beary Christmas Paper Pack (patterned paper)
Gingerbread Friends (and Thin Cuts)
Beary Christmas Dots
White & Gold Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Through the Year

Thank you for joining us for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.
We are are featuring this stamp set, "Through the Year", that can be yours this month for $5. You can read about those details by clicking here.

If you are coming from Miss Carrie's Creations, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants through this link.
I had fun making this card, focused on incorporating the cute images contained in the stamp set. With the variety of small icons provided, you can create different greeting cards using this design from our How-To Books. With a focus on the Fundamentals product line this month - which you can get at up to 40% off - I decided to incorporate it. I hope you like the result!

Thanks for stopping by. Now, head on over to Wendy's Blog to see what she has created with this wonderful stamp set.

Happy hoppin'!

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