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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Falling For You Paper Collection


Look at a few of the things you can make with one of our NEW paper collections. Falling For You is so beautiful and VERSATILE.
You will love it.

Falling For You Pattern Papers

Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp Set



Falling For You
CoComplements 
 To get your Falling For You supplies just click on link below to go to my secire website...

Holiday Expressions is here!



Holiday Preparation Starts Here
When it comes to holiday crafting, you can never start too early! Check out our newest holiday products in the brand new Holiday Expressions idea book »

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stamp of the Month



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Feel So Bless - September's Stamp of the Month 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one 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.

To get yours, go to my website........
inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2017/1709-feel-so-blessed.aspx

Cards Made From the Heart



The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards. Available only during September, this card kit is a must have that will help you create elevated artwork from the heart.

The From the Heart card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in September or when you host a qualifying party.

Just go to my website....... inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1709-nsm-from-the-heart.aspx

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 2017 Hostess Reward Campaign

Earn fabulous rewards FREE when you sign up as a Consultant! This month only, when you sign up as a Consultant and reach qualifying sales levels, you can choose from a selection of FREE sign-up rewards, including a FREE Cricut® collection, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts Bundle, or $99 in Select Product Credit! Simply sign up as a Consultant and submit $300 in personal sales before September 30 to earn this additional reward. Talk to your Consultant about signing up today! * Offer available to new Consultants who sign up between August 1 and August 31, 2017, and meet qualifying sales by September 30, 2017. Shipping and handling will be assessed on retail value of free items upon redemption. Click on the link below for more information.

https://inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx

Stamps from the 2016-2017 that are NOT RETIRING

Here is a list of 2016-2017 stamps that are NOT retiring

A1182 Etched Alphabet
A1189 Short & Sweet
A1192 Happy Heart (also in French & Spanish)
B1484 Jennifer's Hand
B1532 Sweet Birthday
B1536 All the Thanks
B1537 Birthday Sparkles
B1539 Pen Pal Alphabet
C1661 Hearfelt Thoughts
C1667 This & That
C1669 Emojis
D1703 Nature's Wish
D1706 School Kids (also a Thin Cut Bundle)
E1027 Framework Alphabet
E1030 Handwritten Print
E1032 Typography
E1033 Marker Alphabet
E1035 Bistro Script
M1150 Little Leaves


Monday, August 7, 2017

Warehouse Sale Continues


It is almost time for this week's Warehouse Sale. 
This is where Close to My Heart offers up select retired items 
at a 50% discount.
Each week in August the Warehouse Sale starts 
at 12:00 AM (MDT) on Tuesday.

To see this weeks items, click on the link below anytime 
after 12:00 AM on Tuesday, August 8th.

https://inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1708-warehouse-sale.aspx


Thursday, August 3, 2017

This year's Color of the Year is....

 With no further ado, the exclusive new Color of the Year is ....... Bashful! This is simply a beautiful soft pink hue that will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to get it in all of its forms: dye and pigmentstamp pads, re-inkercardstock, and glitter paper. Remember to keep your eyes open,  for this trendy color is going to be popping up in some of our other products throughout the year, as well. You can get your Bashful products at my website... inkypaws.closetomyheart.com 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August hostesses get extra Rewards

Jump for Joy

When you host a Gathering in August that reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards, your rewards will “jump up” to the next level—which means extra rewards and even extra 50%-off items!
If you haven’t booked your August Gathering yet,contact me today!
Our newest Annual Inspirations is here.


https://inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspxW

August Stamp of the Month

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one 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.


https://inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2017/1708-school-year.aspx
Warehouse Sale 

Every Tuesday in August, Close to My Heart is offering up different retired products at a 50% savings! So check them out.


https://inkypaws.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1708-warehouse-sale.aspx

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop


Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop.
 I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????  
They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by
 my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.  
 
Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for April is focusing on the Regatta Paper collection or Mother's Day.  
For this month's Blog Hop, I am following. Melissa So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. 
Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping.
 




I decided to make something for Mother's Day. I chose to use the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet for my Mother's Day Project.
The stamp sets I used were C1612 Shower Flowers and D1629 Just to Say (Circuit Collection). The inks I used were Pixie, Canary, Pear, Sunset, Gypsy, Pacifica and Black.
 









The card base is make from a 6"x12" piece of Canary Cardstock.
Going across the 12" side, it is scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11". Then on the 6" side score at 2 1/2", scoring from 2 3/4" down to 12" (do not score across the first section)



 
Notch out the 1" section on the end. Crease all your score lines.







Next cut along each score line  on the 12" side to the 2 1/2" score line and crease them..
 
 
 
 
 
You will also need 3 pieces of canary cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2", scored 1/2" in from each end, this is to attach flowers to.


 I cut 3 pieces of the Gypsy BT paper 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the bottom section of the sides and front, I also cut 3 pieces of the geometric BT 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the flaps on the sides and front. It is best to attach all of these before gluing card together. To glue card together glue the 1" flap to inside of back section. For the top section of the front side of the back of the card, I cut a piece of Pear BT 3" x 2 1/2" and attach it. Next I attached the 3 pieces of canary cardstock that are 3/4" x 3 1/2" evenly spaced to the inside of the box. Next stamp and attach flowers. For the saying I stamped it in Black Ink on White Daisy Cardstock flagged and attached to Canary Cardstock, flagged it and attached to front with dimensional tape.   



To purchase the supplies I used, please to to my website...
inkypaws.ctmh.com

Next in our blog hop is my awesome upline Kim, I know you will love what she has to share. So blog on over and I'll see you next month.

Paws'ing for the memories,
Barbi





Complete List for SWAA April Regatta and/or Mother's Day Blog Hop 
1.  Melissa Robinson - http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
3. Kimberly Moss ~ http://www.kimspapercrafts.com
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com
6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
8. Belinda McLane---http://bbmclane.blogspot.com
9. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March is Stampaganza

 
 
Yes it is time for Stampaganza!!
 
The wait is over! Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

 




March Stamp of the Month is here!!

 
 
March's Stamp of the Month is Sunshine Birdies
 
This is a really cute stamp set that you will love creating cards and layouts with.
So don't delay order yours today at.....
 
 
 
 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one 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.