Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Some albums are Ruby and others Lagoon; they’re all on sale just for you!

 Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™ albums are on sale for 25% off through our #AlltheAlbums special!*

 That is a savings of over $8.50 per album!

 Choose from a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles.

 But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors you love. 

They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

*Offer valid while supplies last.
 Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items.

Monday, June 27, 2016

2016 Retiring Colors

Do Not Delay !!!!!

We had a wee shock during convention, as you know CTMH released the list of products that are going to retire as of July 31st.   If you looked at the list then you will know that there were NO Colors listed.

There are 7 colors that are going to retire next month!!!!!

But they are going to sell out before then!!!!!

Cotton Candy

These colors are going to sell out fast, so do not delay, go on my website and order your favorite colors now.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

CTMH Convention 2016

I am sitting here in the hotel in Orlando still on a convention buzz.  I did not blog from convention for a couple of reasons.  Mainly I just did not have time - it was hectic this year!  Also the internet was wonky in some places and the main reason and yes I know it is lame but I was in building 5 this year and from the main lobby / convention area to building 5 is a 1 mile hike!  By the time I was finish for the day and walked back to the room I was a sweaty, tired mess.

If you follow me on Facebook  (Follow Me Here) then you noticed that I was posting during the sessions as much as I can.  Most of what I was learning I have to keep under wraps until the next catalog but I can show photos of the fun!!!!

Kaela came with me on this trip and we were super excited for our first mother / daughter weekend.

She had to take mid-term exams and do some homework while we were here but it was ok because she had plenty of time while I was in class myself.

Just a few of the Texas ladies.

After a long day in the park with Kaela it was time for our yearly team meeting.  I loved seeing friends that I keep up with on FB but only visit with in person at convention. 

Day one and I know it does not look like we are having fun but we are hiding it really well.  The room was buzzing with excitement but we were being calm here so we could pay attention to the General Session.  

During the first General Session they were having a new product give away and guess who had her name called!!!!  ME!!!  I can not show it to you but I can tell you it is a full paper pack and a pack of coordinating embellishments.  Talk about a happy girl!

We always receive our Exclusive Convention Consultant bags right after the first General Session and this year CTMH gave us a rolling backpack that hold 12 x 12 products.  It is very thought out and well made and I was able to get ALL of my convention supplies and swag in the bag at the same time.  That is a first for me. At the end of the day I would take out the completed artwork so it would not get banged up and make sure I was ready to go for the next day.

During the second day we sat back for some business classes and creative sessions.  Look at that room of ladies just waiting to get started.

This is a small sneak peek at some of the artwork we were creating.  We were learning the "smoosh method" of watercolors and I loved it so much I am thinking about a small make a take session during a crop soon.  

After day 2 Kaela and I were able to catch up with the Vietti's.  They are dear friends from Texas that moved to Florida several years ago.  

The general session for day 3 was one emotional day.   Not only did we get to see our CEO and hear from her (LOVE HER) but it was also the day for the Operation Smile Auction.  Consultants from all over the world make the most beautiful artwork and donate it to the auction.  The money raised then goes to our official charity - Operation Smile.

This is my "grandmother" upline just as the album she created and donated -hit a winning bid $1,500.00 and all of that money raised goes to Operation Smile.   That is 6 surgeries for children that need life saving medical care.  The last total raised that I read from this auction was $27,000 = 108 children that will be able to have the surgery.  More info about Operation Smile

Have you ever noticed that when you place your order on my website you can round up your total for Operation Smile.  Those pennies add up to surgeries.  

I learned so much this year and I can not wait to come home and share it with you.

I have to hurry up and post this because bell services will be here soon to pick up our luggage.  Today is a travel day and as much as I was excited to come to convention I am just as happy to be going home to my family.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June Crops and Workshops

Hi Everyone

I wanted to send out a reminder that the Close To My Heart Convention is this month so I will not be hosting a crop or having the monthly workshops.

What I will be doing once I get home from convention is planning out the next year, finding dates that will work well with crops and making sure that the workshop dates are still working well with everyone.

I will resume the workshop schedule with the Georgie kit
 July 23, 2016 
Workshop 3pm to 5pm

Crops will resume on :
July 23rd also.
 6pm to Midnight.

I have more details on Meet Up
Allen Close To My Heart Scrapbook Workshops

Allen Crop Nights

At this time I only have the July dates up.  I want to get back from convention before I plan the rest of the year.  As soon as I know the dates I will send an email, post on this blog and post on both Meet Up sites.

I hope everyone is having a great summer.

Keep taking those photos and scrapping those memories!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Stamp of the Month - The Long Way Home

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for that month only, for just $5
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. 

This is such a versatile stamp. 
 It can be for road trips, field trips, to getting the first car. 
You are not going to want to pass this stamp up.