Thursday, December 13, 2012

National Papercrafting Month

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit
(CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create
personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

This deal runs from December 13, 2012 to January 31, 2013!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Stamp of the Month/Capture the Date, Capture the Savings

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the stamp of the month—50% off another stamp set! When you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can pick any stamp set at 50% off! Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas and Candles

Boy do I have the opportunity for you! I'm inviting you all to spend an evening with me!! I know right! What could be better ... LOL

Ok, how about making a Christmas card and getting to smell some absolutely fabulous fragrances for candles!

 Yup! I'm combining Gold Canyon and Close To My Heart! So bring your friends! This will be a perfect opportunity for you to get some gifts for your friends and family! Who doesn't love candles! I know I sure do!

Hope to see you there!

Date - November 20, 2012
Time - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 Place - Holly's House (call for directions)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Winter has hit!

Sorry guys!  I've been very slack here lately!  It's been so crazy busy the last little while, I didn't know if I was coming or going!  Things will start to slow down a bit now that winter has hit!  I don't know about where you all live, but Edmonton got hit hard the other day!  The snow just came and came and didn't want to stop!  It brought the freezing cold with it ... BRRR!!  I'm waiting for tomorrow when it will warm up just a bit ... LOL ... so I'm almost finished most of the renovations that I can get done ... spring will be a very busy season I think!

November 3rd and 4th I took part in a craft fair!

 Card and Advent Calendar classes set up on the edge of the table!

This is how we set up for the first day!  Had some Christmas cards, bows, tags and card kits for sale.  On top of that, we had snowman poops (stocking stuffer gag gift) and hot chocolate treats (hot chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate chips).  It wasn't the busiest craft fair, but it was still a good learning experience.

 Now we are getting serious!  Day 2 and we rearranged the table to make it look more appealing!

 Hot chocolate gifts!  Perfect for the office!

Snowman Poop!  The perfect gag gift to put in a stocking!

So yeah, I was doing a lot of prepping for this the month of October.  I had a craft table permanently set up in the living room!  And around this, I was still trying to do renovations ... LOL ... boy did I put a lot on my plate!

I'm looking forward to having a bit of down time, but at the same time I'm going to be prepping for all the classes to come for spring!  I'm going to work much harder at keeping the blog up to date!  I'll have sign ups for card making and layouts!  I'll have the specials for the month from Close To My Heart as well as the Stamp Of The Month displayed!  I will get organized again and get back to crafting!  I almost have my craft room ready!

So sorry for being MIA!  I'm here!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Advent Calendar Workshop

I'd love for you to join me to create this fantastic advent calendar!  For a cost of $44.95 (plus tax and shipping) you can make this keepsake to use over and over again during the Christmas season!  On November 24th from 1 PM to 5 PM, we'll be making this!

Please RSVP by November 3rd to ensure you have a spot at this class!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Studio J

During the month of October don't miss out on the fantastic deal with Studio J!

Get a free Studio J® layout in October! In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! It’s a great time to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have. If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Stamp of the Month

So during the month of October you can get this fantastic stamp set for $5 when you spend just $50.  Get a jump on your Christmas card making or the different Christmas layouts for your family photos.  This stamp set truly is a great one!  So don't delay, visit my website here!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Sorry guys ... I can't believe that it's been over a month!  It's been an extremely busy month though ...

For the last couple months you know that I've been doing renovations around my place ... we were trying to beat winter!  We didn't ... LOL ... but we came close!  We've got a few more things to finish, but we will get them done shortly.  This will allow me to then relax a bit and get caught up on everything else ... BLOGGING!!

I'll be spending as much time creating Christmas cards and goods for the craft fair on November 3rd and 4th over the next couple weeks.  I'll be sitting in front of the TV with my little laptop desk and create an assembly line ... LOL ... and I'll post pictures as I go!  I'm going to get my blog back up and running regularly so that I can show my artwork!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Busy Busy

Sorry I haven't been posting ... but I've been trying to get some renovations done before the cold weather hits!  I've got half a wall right now behind me ... LOL ... there is no window in the hole and there is only panel for the actual wall because there was so much rotten plywood it was bad!  I guess the good thing is that slowly all these reno's are getting done, but when you have only one income coming in, it can be a little taxing on the money side of things ...

So one thing that has happened is that I've started selling Gold Canyon candles!  If you or anyone you know wants to purchase some candles, let me know!  I'll be happy help you out!  Gold Canyon has some really fantastic scents!

Ok, I've got to sign off!  Need to get some rest before the rest of the renovations happen tomorrow ... LOL ... hope you all are enjoying your long weekend!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Card Making September 10th!!

Hey guys!  So I've got a couple cards made to show you what we will be making on September 10th.  We will be meeting at 7 - 9 PM, having a great time socializing and making some cards!  Remember, everything is there for you to put together some great cards!

You get to choose 3 cards for $5 or 6 cards for $10. You need to RSVP no later than September 3rd because I need to prep the cards for you as well as book room for us! That's right you heard that right! We will be meeting at a restaurant for socializing and card making!

I'll let you know where just as soon as I get the numbers back on who will be coming. I want to make sure that it is in the middle for everyone. And if you need a ride, let me know and I can pick you up on my way!

Ok, so now for the cards!  I've got two ready!

I really like this one!  The colours are awesome in person!
I can't wait for you all to make these!  I had a blast making them cause I love the colours!

So yeah, RSVP by September 3rd with a quantity and I'll keep you updated!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lazy Days!

Sorry guys!  I completely gave up with the Artiste collection.  It is so annoying to have to pull everything out each and every day that I want to create ... Most of my stuff is already out here in the living room and dining area, but it is just so difficult having to keep pulling everything out.

I will be pulling it all out shortly though ... I've got to get busy and get 3 card designs for my upcoming card making session on Monday September 10th from 7 PM to 9 PM.  I'd love to have you come and join us!  Just give me a shout to find out all the details!

Pictures for the cards will be coming shortly!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Scroll Workshop from Convention!

This one is one of my absolute favorites!  I can't believe how it turned out!  I couldn't finish it at Convention because the photo's I brought with me didn't fit at all with the theme.  So I put it all away and brought it home with me!  Now I'm super glad that I didn't just put those photo's in!

Sorry for the flashes ... I just couldn't make them go away ... LOL

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mini Album from Convention!

So if you've learned anything about me, you've learned that I'm horrible at getting things finished ... LOL ... well it was no different at Convention!  Slowly I've been getting them finished and now I've got a couple photo's to post of them!

 Oops ... see I still need to journal ... LOL ... one day!!

I just love this little mini album!  I'm going to make a workshop out of it because I think my friends and family would love them as much as I do!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Artiste Catch Up!

Ok, I got a couple more complete the other night!  I finally got pictures taken!

I really love this little box and can see me using it a lot!  I decided to dress it up with daisies!

I just love this little card box!  I made three of them because two I'm giving to the two ladies that are coming to my card making session on Saturday!

I'd hoped to have one more project posted tonight but it isn't complete just yet.  I've got to figure out how to make my Ferris Wheel turn so that the little cars fall appropriately!!  I'll get it!  I'm getting closer each night ... LOL ... but yeah, I'm still creating with the Artiste, just not every day like I had hoped!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 4 - Artiste - Sorry!

Ok so today should be Day 4 but in all honesty, I haven't been able to play!  Today we took down all the siding on the back of my trailer because there was no plywood between the siding and wall inside.  We haven't lived in our master bedroom for almost 3 years now because my corner closet got mold and we tore it out.  Because everything was left not done, we've been living in the spare room

We found shingles under part of the siding ... LOL ... Let me tell you, definitely an interesting experience we are having whenever we try to renovate something in this trailer!

So yeah, I've been a bit busy the last couple days!  But I do plan to get some things still created!  This month will not be a bust!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Card 3

Finally!  Here is the 3rd card design for the August 11th Card Session!  I wanted to make it colourful and fun!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Artiste Day 1

Ok, I made the middle purse on page 4 of the Assembly Book ... but do you know how big that is when you only have the small sized Cricut machine ... LOL ... wow is that tiny!  I just have to take pictures of it and post it!  I'll even put it beside a regular sized card to show the size difference!  It is absolutely tiny!  But I did make something today!  Good thing I have a great friend and fellow Consultant loaning me her Expression tomorrow!  My goal is to get that Ferris wheel and carousel made!

As soon as I have the picture I'll upload it here to show you how small the purse is!

Ok, as promised, here is the picture of the tiny purse!  Because it was so small, I didn't do anything with it!  So this is just plain jane!

 As you can see ... just plain!  But this thing is smaller than a car stereo remote control!  Have you seen how small one of those things are?!

 The card is a standard sized card!  I really wasn't kidding when I said it was small!

 I may go back and decorate it just a bit!  But I think it will be lost even more!

 You really can't hold much in this purse!  Maybe one lipstick ... LOL ... but all in all, I'm ok with it being my first attempt with creating something from the cartridge!  This just showed me that you really want the Expression or Expression 2 for most 3D objects!  Stay tuned for Day 2!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Some Fun!

Ok, so today wasn't a great day ... LOL ... it started off really well at work and then the day just seemed to snowball getting busier and busier!  I felt exhausted and just wanted to sleep ... LOL ... but that didn't happen!  I had physio tonight and it consisted of me getting needled ... 8 along my spine!!  Crazy I tell you!  So we will definitely have to see sore I'm tomorrow!

Well that didn't stop me ... I pulled over my table full of craft supplies and got to work!  I've been looking at Sheryl Driver's card with the small stripes and I adapted it to me!  I pulled out the Artiste cartridge and put it to a test drive tonight ... LOL

I'll post a picture of the card tomorrow!  I don't have the best lighting for taking pictures at night ... LOL

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Artiste in August!

Ok, so I've been reading about how everyone is doing month long card making or month long creating something from the Art Philosophy cartridge or Artiste cartridge, so I'm going to jump on board and do this too!  I can't wait cause I decided that I'm going to create something from the Artiste cartridge and showcase it each day!

I hope you will follow along and learn just how versatile this cartridge really is!  You'll fall in love with it too!  I can't wait to get started!  Thank goodness I only have a few days until the beginning of August!

To get you seeing just want can be made, here is a link to the online handbook for Artiste!

CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Everything that I make between August 1st and August 17th will be on display at my Open House, so be sure to come over and check it all out!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Card Session - August 11th

Ok, so I got two cards ready for the August 11th card session.  I've still got to get the 3rd one up and ready!  Sorry, being a bit slow this week ... LOL ... But here are two of them!  Don't forget to sign up early!
I love learning new things when I create and I can't wait to share it all with you!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Autumn/Fall 2012 Idea Book Launch

When: SATURDAY, August 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: My Home, 2307 West Port Close
Come Enjoy the Fun, Food and FREEBIES!

I’m SUPER excited about this new idea book and can’t wait to share it with you! I am officially kicking off the release of the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book at my Semi-Annual Sneak Peak & Idea Book Reveal Party on Saturday, August 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. by giving each attendee their own personal copy of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book…..for FREE! In addition, I will be displaying some of the latest products CTMH has to offer, including new stamp sets and paper packs, embellishments, and more! There will also be completed samples for upcoming workshops and classes, two “Creation Stations” for you to complete projects FREE of charge, including a 3D project using a cartridge from our new cutting system, the Cricut! There will also be refreshments, prize drawings and a grand prize giveaway!

You will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, simply for attending. There are several other ways to enter the Grand Prize drawing, and therefore increase your odds of winning. You will…
• Receive 1 entry when you RSVP “Yes” by Monday, August 6th
• Receive 1 entry for every $10 you spend the day of the Open House.
• Receive 2 entries for each friend you bring (or referred) to the Sneak Peak Party.
• Receive 5 entries when you complete the Open House scavenger hunt.
• Receive 5 entries for each class you sign up for (prepayment is required).
• Receive 10 entries…a FREE gift*…and a FREE SOTM* (of your choice) when you book and host your own Home Gathering.
• Receive 10 entries when you join a monthly club.
• Receive 15 entries when you join CTMH, as well as over $280 of products for only $99!

*Received at your Home Gathering.

One name will be drawn for the Grand Prize after the close of the party. I will notify the lucky individual the same evening to make arrangements for delivery.

I’ve been making my footprint on the World Wide Web! Find me with…
• My blog at this is my hub. You can find links to everything else right here.
• My CTMH Web Page: this is where you can shop online.
• My Facebook Fan Page: Holly Young – Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart

Email me at
Call me at 780-455-5065

Contact me for directions to my house:
2307 West Port Close (Westview Village Mobile Home Community)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Convention Photos ~ And friends from Dallas!

So I wanted to give a shout out to my roommates from Convention!  Because of them I had a fantastic first experience!  I can't wait to go again next year!!

Ashley, Gena, LaJeania, and I after the dinner and awards banquet!

Stella, Susan and I at The Ranch!  These two fantastic ladies I work with, just from a different country ... LOL ... thanks guys for showing me some Dallas sights!