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Confetti Wishes Card #1

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I recently posted one of the cards we made in our workshop club.  Today I am going to show you the first in that set.  Now I didn't make this one up as it was designed by Close to My Heart.  It is pretty.


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End of the Month Close to my Heart Specials

Can you believe that August is nearly over?  Kids across the country are settling into school and life is falling back into that school time routine.  Now is the perfect time for some crafting!  At the beginning of the month, I set some very specific Close to my Heart goals and I am so close to meeting those, but still have a little way to go.  To help meet those goals, I have decided to have a special.  Here's how it will work:

Start by going to my online business office here.  Join the "New Product Gathering" and begin shopping.  Here's the best part:

Spend $25 before tax and shipping and receive any "M" sized stamp absolutely free! OR Spend $50 before tax and shipping and receive any "A" sized stamp absolutely free!! OR Spend $75 before tax and shipping and receive any "B" sized stamp set OR My Reflections paper pack absolutely free!!!
Please do not add your free item to your cart.  After you have placed your order, simply email me at dj…

Heritage Car Birthday Card

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My dad recently celebrated a birthday and I wanted to make  fun card for him.  I also wanted to play with my new Cricut Explore a bit, and this card was perfect for it.


I pulled out some paper that came with the Explore for the car and went into the Heritage cartridge for this old thing.


I also used:
Close to my Heart - Timberline Paper (retired), Just a number stamp set (retired), durables triangle studs, Lagoon Exclusives cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Foam tape


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Confetti Wishes Card

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Top-o-the- morning to you.  I trust you are having a great day.  I wanted to share this card that I designed using the Confetti Wishes paper pack from Close to my Heart.  This is one of the bonus cards available in my workshop clubs.  This was so fun to make and I think it may have been everyone's favorite.


I used 2 different techniques on the background paper - tone-on-tone and heat embossing.  Though I don't have Close to my Heart embossing tools or powders or gold shimmer tape, you can find them at my Close to my Heart store here.  I also used the following:
Confetti Wishes paper
Lagoon cardstock and Ink pad
White Daisy cardstock
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Lovely Birthday stamp set



















Have you thought about joining a club?  I think you will be glad you did.

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Sparkly Elephant Water Colored 4X4 Card

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I am so excited about this little card.  I think it is adorable and I hope that when my little niece gets older, that she will treasure it.


I made it using the following items:
Strafford Watercolor Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Close to my Heart items - Watercolor pencils, Lollydoodle gem (retired), Purple glitter paper, White Daisy Cardstock, Cuddly Salutations stamp set (ask me how to get this one)


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Bath Tote

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It's hard to believe, but our oldest child will soon be headed to college.  I'm not sure we are ready for that, but ready or not, it's coming.  She picked up a large plastic tote to carry bath items from her dorm room to the bathroom.  It's super fun, but I thought we could kick it up a bit.  I grabbed the Close to my Heart Artbooking Cartridge, some vinyl that was made by Cricut, and went to work.  I also used a cursive letter font that came as part of the free ones allowed by Cricut.  This project was pretty simple and I know my daughter will like it.



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Last Day of Specials

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Today is the last day to save money with some of my specials.  After today, specials 1-4 will be gone.  You can combine specials to receive even greater discounts!


*Purchase Special #6 for $27.95 (including the extra sheet protectors) *Purchase Special #1 for $25.85 (up to $30.85 depending on kit you choose)
 You will qualify for the Stamp of the Month at this Point for $5.  This combination will save you  $24.64.

Add Special #2 to Specials #1 and 6 for $44.90 and you will qualify for Special #3, saving an additional $15.90.
This adds up to a whopping savings of $40.54 and you will receive nearly $140 in fabulous products!
Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individual items in…

Close to my Heart Thursday - Have a Beautiful Day Card

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I hope you are having a great day.  Life has been crazy busy around here and I'm struggling to keep up.  However, I was able to spend some crafty time the other day and have a few projects to show for it.  This was a super simple card.  It doesn't open, but is more like a lunchbox note.


Here's what I used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Close to my Heart - Honey Exclusives Cardstock, Happy Birds stamp set; Pear Exclusives ink pad; Markers - Light Orange, Pastel Green, Tender Pink, Warm Grey, Marine Blue



Time is running out on some of my current specials and I would hate for you to miss out.  Be sure to catch some of them.  Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individua…

Did you know?

I have been thinking about the current specials and it encouraged me to do some math.  This is what I figured out:

*Purchase Special #6 for $27.95 (including the extra sheet protectors) *Purchase Special #1 for $25.85 (up to $30.85 depending on kit you choose)
 You will qualify for the Stamp of the Month at this Point for $5.  This combination will save you  $24.64.

Add Special #2 to Specials #1 and 6 for $44.90 and you will qualify for Special #3, saving an additional $15.90.
This adds up to a whopping savings of $40.54 and you will receive nearly $140 in fabulous products!
Here are the details: Start by going to http://www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "New Product Gathering" on the bottom right of the page.  Simply go to each special and add them to your cart.  Please note that these are not all Close to my Heart specials.  4 of them are personal things that I am offering so you will need to put the individual items in your cart.  Once your order is placed, simply ema…

Close to my Heart Open House Projects

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In preparation for my open house, I completed to projects that I thought you might enjoy.  The first is the Cut Above Christmas Card and the second is a Skylark Picture My Life layout.  I am posting the current specials following the videos.  You DO NOT want to miss them as I am offering some nice discounts in addition to those offered by Close to my Heart.


This is the first Picture My Life or similar layout that I've ever done.  Enjoy.



These specials are good through August 15, 2014.  You can place an order by clicking here.  Be sure to join the "New Product Gathering" as that is the gathering specifically for my open house.  Please do not add the "Free" items to your shopping cart.  Simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com and I will send out your free items.  If there is a choice of products, please indicate what you would like in the email.  Guess what?  These specials can be combined.  That's right!  If you take advantage of all of these speci…

Spectacular August Close to my Heart Specials

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Today is the day of my Open House featuring the new Close to my Heart Idea Book.  I have been posting videos about the new product, but today I want to show you my specials.  4 of these are my Independent Close to my Heart Consultant Specials.  These are good through August 15, 2014.  You can place an order by clicking here.  Be sure to join the "New Product Gathering" as that is the gathering specifically for my open house.  Please do not add the "Free" items to your shopping cart.  Simply email me at djssundries@gmail.com and I will send out your free items.  If there is a choice of products, please indicate what you would like in the email.  Guess what?  These specials can be combined.  That's right!  If you take advantage of all of these specials, it will ADD up to 3 or 4 FREE items and 2 deeply discounted items.  You can't beat that!
Specials #1-4

Open House - Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Hello everyone.  I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I've been a bit sick this week and it has thrown me really far behind.  I am trying to also get ready for my Close to my Heart Open House on Saturday.  Now I know that you all can't come to my open house, but I am extending the specials to you.  Be sure to come back on Saturday to see the great specials and join in for a chance at some giveaways.  In the meantime, enjoy a few more new products.  Also, be sure to check out my Facebook page here.


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New Close to my Heart Items

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Have you seen the new Close to my Heart Idea Book?  There are some great new products.  I have one more video to shoot and post.



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