Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to say "Happy Hanukkah" and "Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone! Enjoy yourself and remember to take lots of photos! I plan to spend the next few days with my family and will be back to my blog on Monday.

Also, don't forget if you're interested in putting an order in...I'm having an Appreciation Sale! Check HERE for all the details!  

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Video ~ Why Switch? See What's So Great About Being A CTMH Consultant!

I thought today I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Why Switch?". I thought I would share this video incase you are thinking of switching craft companies or are thinking of becoming a consultant. Now is a great time to start on a new journey. So, take a few minutes and check out the video. If, after watching it, you want more information or would like to join my team (Paper Paradise) go HERE

Monday, November 25, 2013

Check Out These Cute Christmas Cards!

I thought I'd share two cute cards that the CTMH art department made using the paper pack "Sparkle & Shine" (X7176B) found in the special mini catalog (it's only while supplies last). They also used the stamp set "Santa Claus" (C1567)...and the red shimmer trim (Z1848) to give it a little bling! Both the paper pack and stamp set can be earned for FREE since they are both red star items (available until 12/31/13). For each $100.00 order from the mini catalog and/or the current earn a free red star item! I already earned the stamp set and I'm putting another order in the next few days to earn another item free (just love that word)! So get your order still have time to make these cute cards! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Look At This Beautiful Home Decor Project! It Would Make A Great Holiday Gift Too!

I thought I'd share a fun home décor idea that the CTMH art department made...using the Huntington Paper Pack (X7174B), the Huntington Assortment (Z1881), Huntington My Stickease Assortment (X7174C), Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849), Happy Autumn Stamp Set (D1550), Artisan Studs (Z1816), Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617), and 5 My Creations 6x6 Canvas Displays (Z1818). This would look beautiful on your wall or as a gift for the holidays!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Video ~ My Creations® Craftable Containers ~ Ideas You Could Make For The Holidays!

I thought today I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "My Creations® Craftable Containers". I thought I would share this video because they show you a few products you could purchase to make fun gifts for family and friends. The ideas they show aren't holiday themed but you could easily make them for holiday gifts. So, take a few minutes and check out the video!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mid Month Reminder ~ November's SOTM "Illuminate" (S1311A) ~ What A Fun Stamp Set!

I just wanted to remind everyone that we are at the middle of the month...incase you want to buy the Stamp Of The Month ("Illuminate" ~ S1311A). This set is only available during the month of November! So, you don't want to forget...because once the month is is being able to buy this fun stamp set! Also, don't can buy from the Holiday Mini Catalog too! If you purchase $100 from the current catalog and/or the mini catalog you'll earn a red star item free (and you get to pick which one you want)! I went with the cute Santa Claus set (C1567). So go to my website today! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Patience

Today I'm sharing a poem for our "Quote Books".


Give me patience when little hands,
Tug at me with small demands,
Give me gentle words and smiling eyes
And keep my lips from sharp replies,
So in years to come when my house is still
Beautiful memories it's rooms may fill.
I thought I would share this poem today to remind myself how fast my children are growing up...and will be on their own before I know it. I also thought it would like nice a scrapbook layout. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Video ~ Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking (S01E07) ~ Great Easy Fall Ideas!

I thought today I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking (S01E07)". I thought I would share this video because they show you a few cute Fall ideas. And, if you use the Cricut Artbooking cartridge these projects can be done in no time at all! So, take a few minutes and check out the video!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Huntington ~ Workshop On The Go ~ Scrapbooking Kit ~ Cards

I thought I would share the paper pack "Huntington" with you today. You can buy the Workshop On The Go (G1069). It comes with: "Huntington" paper pack, a special D-Size stamp set (can only get this set if you buy the wotg kit), Huntington Assortment, Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment, and an Instructional Brochure (directions to make some scrapbook layouts). 

If your not really into stamping you can buy the paper pack (X7174B) and Huntington My Stickease Assortment (X7174C) and make your own designs up. Or, try out one of the How-To Publications: "Make It From The Heart, vol. 1" (9035), "Make It From The Heart, vol. 2" (9042), "Reflections" (9037), "Cherish" (9038), "Imagine" (9039), "Magic" (9040), "Wishes" (9041) or "Originals" (9036) to get ideas. 

And, if you are into stamping...we have 2 sets that go great with this paper..."Count Your Blessings" (C1555) and "Happy Autumn" (D1550). 
No matter which way you want to're going to want to order this paper. So, check it out and get to work!


Friday, November 8, 2013

****Customer / Friends Appreciation Sale 2013****

I decided to have a customers / friends appreciation sale. Since I am so thankful for everyone in my life I thought it would be a great time to show it!! (This is a perfect time to stock up for yourself and/or get some fabulous gifts! See some great ideas at the end of this post!)

So, starting today, Friday November 8th (right now!) until Sunday December 1st (11:59 PST)    
~~I have 2 exciting offers~~

#1~ If you buy one of the Cricut collections: the "Cricut Art Philosophy Collection" (Z1686), the "Cricut Artiste Collection" (Z1790), or the "Cricut Artbooking Collection" (Z1906) you'll get a paper pack for FREE! (value $9.95~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Catalog ~ only 1 offer per person)

#2~ If you place an order $50 or more you'll receive a FREE "A" size stamp set (value $6.95~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Catalog) or you can get a FREE Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (value $5.25~ your choice, from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Catalog ~ only 1 offer per person).

*****All you have to do is place your order on my website HERE!!! Once your order is placed I will send you an email to find out which FREE item/color you would like. Your FREE item will ship separate from your order.

**If your order is $150 or more contact me HERE to place your order so you can get $25 (or more depending on the order) in REWARDS on-top of the other FREE items!   

I do want to add~ This is a personal offer from me (only 1 free item can be earned with this special, per person) and not a CTMH promotion. That is a separate special you can also earn. :)

Also, I wanted to remind you about the November "Stamp Of The Month". This can be included in your order to get even more bang for your buck!!

And, here are few fabulous gift ideas:
~My Crush Books (Z1855 or Z1856)
~Designed Décor Frame Kit (Z1911)
~Fabric Necklace Kit (Z1905)
~Make It From Your Heart (how-to publications) (9035 or 9042)
~Studio J 5-Pack (Online Scrapbooking: SJ5P2)
~Workshop On The Go Kits (These are great kits that even come with directions!)

***This is a special "Thank You" to everyone! Happy Shopping!***

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ Let Us Be As Thankful

Today I'm sharing a poem for our "Quote Books".

Let Us Be As Thankful...

Let us be as thankful as
The pilgrims at their feast.

Embrace our families and our friends.
Be kind to man and beast.

Let us share the harvest and as we go our way,
Be thankfully rejoicing on this, Thanksgiving Day. 
I thought I would share this poem today since we are close to Thanksgiving. I am seeing all kinds of fun Thanksgiving type projects...and thought this would go nicely with some. Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sneak Peek!!! Picture My Life ~ Find Out How You Can Earn It For Free!

I thought I'd share this today with's super exciting! It's a new program (sneak peek!) that Close To My Heart is bringing out in the next catalog. I just love CTMH! We have so many great products...if you like to stamp, make wearable art, make home décor items, paper craft, cards...CTMH has you covered! But if you're like me...and you like to scrapbook...then you'll LOVE all the options that are available.

Close To My Heart has hands-down the best products for scrapbooking. Everything is coordinated so you just pick which paper pack / colors that work for your project and it's all so easy. Everything goes pick the paper pack and the catalog will let you know which stamp sets, ink, assortments match up. You can use the How-To books for finding easy layouts too. It's all set up to make it fun, fast, and easy if you're a traditional scrapbooker.

But there are some who are just too busy to scrapbook but still want to preserve their CTMH brought out Studio J. It's all digital. You don't have to download any programs into your computer. It's easy to use and you can scrapbook anywhere you have your computer / internet service. If you haven't checked it out should (and shipping is cheap too if you ship your layouts all together).     

Well, now CTMH has done it again...they found that some don't want to make single page 12x12 layouts...they don't have the time or maybe enough pictures to fill out the layouts. So, they are bringing out a "Picture My Life" program! What a great addition to our scrapbook line-up! I can't wait to get my hands on this! I am planning to mix it in with my scrapbook layouts to make my book even more fun to look at.

So, right now, they are offering a special: from November 1st to December 15th, 2013 join my team and submit qualifying personal sales,*you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program—FREE! I'd love for you to be on my team ~ Paper Paradise! If you have any questions just contact me! I know you'll love CTMH as much as I do!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Video ~ Clearly the Best: Wacky Washi (S02E04) ~ Great Card Idea Using Washi Tape!

I thought today I would share a video that Close To My Heart put on youtube called "Clearly the Best: Wacky Washi (S02E04)". I thought I would share this video because they show you a cute idea using washi tape to make an adorable Happy Birthday card fast and easy. I thought this would be a fun way to make holiday cards...with a Christmas tree or ornament. So, take a few minutes and check out the video!

Friday, November 1, 2013

SOTM For November 2013 ~ Illuminate ~ S1311A ~ Great To Make Cards, Tags, Or Gifts!

I thought today I'd share this month's SOTM. Check out the Stamp of the Month for November. The set is called "Illuminate" (S1311A). It comes with a few cute sayings and light fixture type stamps...great for cards, scrapbook layouts, or tags. Check out the photo for some fabulous ideas. To get this stamp set...that is only available during the month of November...just spend $50.00 and you can get it for $5.00! Check out my website and find a few goodies!