Thursday, January 29, 2015

Score Big with Embossing

Go with the grain when you use embossing folders, to avoid the crackling effect. Or against the grain, if you want to see the white crackle shine through. Watch the video to see how to find the grain:

Happy Scrapping!

Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Scene Function

So many wonderful cards, so little scrappy time!

Happy Scrapping!

Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

These are videos from Close To My Heart corporate. I am so in love with this new Artfully Sent cartridge! It makes fabulous cards in a snap!

Happy Scrapping,

Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Retiring Stamp Sets - Get Them Before January 31, 2015!

The following stamp designs, last featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 idea book, are being retired. They will no longer be available to order after January 31, 2015. All of the retiring sets can be viewed here.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Retiring Items

A1124 $6.95
A1139 $6.95
A1141 $6.95
A1154 $6.95
A1156 $6.95
B1418 $9.95
B1423 $9.95
B1439 $9.95
B1440 $9.95
B1441 $9.95
B1444 $9.95
B1445 $9.95
B1450 $9.95
C1571 $13.95
C1573 $13.95
C1574 $13.95
C1577 $13.95
C1579 $13.95
C1583 $13.95
D1547 $17.95
D1579 $17.95
M1035 $2.95
M1036 $2.95
M1037 $2.95
M1038 $2.95
M1039 $2.95
M1040 $2.95
M1041 $2.95
M1042 $2.95

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Year Noted Artfully Sent Cards

This weekend I started playing with my new CTMH Year >> Noted Kit. I decided to create Artfully Sent cards using the kit. I added some cardstock and embellishments as well. There is plenty left to create more, all I need is more scrappy time!

Inside of card is lined with Artfully Sent Page 25 Pop-up

Bird Cage Card, Artfully Sent Page 13 Scene & Shift-Scene, Banner 5" Shift-Icon, Year >> Noted Kit, Teal Shimmer Trim, Gold Sequins, Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic, Gold Bling Gems, Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad: Sorbet, Juniper, Desert Sand

Happy Scrapping!

Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Get the Year >> Noted paper kit and embark on a yearlong scrapbooking adventure!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!

During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book!

But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

Watch the campaign video, then contact me for more details.

For some fun ideas on how to use this kit:
Click here to see my Year >> Noted Pinterest Board

I'll be posting my creations with the Year >> Noted Kit next week.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

*Offer valid January 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations™ kraft mini book: $24.56 USD/$27.02 CAD; including My Creations™ kraft mini book: $34.51 USD/$37.97 CAD)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher, will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30 USD/CAD, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!

Click on the image to view the full flyer which shows just how much rewards you can earn!

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart

*Offer valid January 1–31, 2015. All Hostess Rewards items will be shipped FREE to qualifying hostesses. However, the hostess will be charged shipping on any amount they go over the Hostess Rewards amount. See page 3 in Seasonal Expressions for more information on the Hostess Rewards program.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Do Something That Makes You Happy Today!

One of the things that makes me happy, obviously, is scrapbooking! There are a few events that I will be attending over the next few weeks. Others are hosting some, so it's more play time for me! If you would like to join in the scrappy fun, please contact me for more information.

My featured kit this month is Heartstrings. I love this new paper kit! It has such happy colors and although it seems to be all about Valentine's, it is very versatile. Here are a few projects that you could create with this wonderful kit and its supporting supplies. I will be offering these projects this month as a workshop. You choose the day and time, invite a few friends or have a private scrappy session with me. I can walk you through creating the projects or you could create them on your own.

Supply list for this project:
D1634 My Acrylix® Rain or Shine
X7193B Heartstrings Paper Packet
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3037 Stuck on You Puffies

If you add:
X7193C Heartstrings Complements
You'll be able to make the following two layouts as well!

Additional tools and supplies needed for this workshop:
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Y1000 1" x 1" My Acrylix® Block
Y1002 1" x 3½" My Acrylix® Block
Y1003 2" x 2" My Acrylix® Block
Y1009 2" x 3½" My Acrylix® Block

When you create the projects as a workshop with me, my tools are available to share, so you need only purchase the consumables. In addition, cardstock is available at a single sheet price.

A little more Heartstrings inspiration for you:

Featuring Stamp Sets:
M1054 My Acrylix® XOXO
A1170 My Acrylix® Doodled Designs
B1470 My Acrylix® Love Ya Silly (my new fav!)



Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart