Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Reading

Do you have a favorite book or series? I have been reading the Twilight series and I am almost done with book 4.

If you have any suggestions for summer reading, please let me know!!

Campaign for June


As you know, Close To My Heart has a special campaign every month. In June, Close To My Heart is offering their biggest campaign, the Deal a Day campaign. There will be something special every day of the month. But, there is only one way to find out about the special. You have to go to my website, daily,

Here are the FACTS about the campaign:

Each special will run for 23 hours, 11 AM to 10 AM EST.

There are two different types of deals offered:
  1. Receive a free item with a qualifying purchase. On 24 of the 30 days in June, you can receive a specially-selected current product absolutely free (tax does apply on free items in the US) when you purchase a My Acrylix® stamp set, size A, B, C, D, or E (Excluding Stamp of the Month and customized or K-size sets). The free product will change daily and there can be only one free item per order.
  2. Receive 50% off or more on “Great Goodies” boxes. On 6 of the 30 days in June, you can purchase a “mystery” box filled with “Great Goodies.” Contents will vary by box and include both current and retired favorite stamp sets, paper packs, embellishments, and other great products. The six “Great Goodies” boxes will all have different pricing of at least 50% off retail, with some at even deeper discounts! Note that we have made every effort to differentiate the 6 “Great Goodies” options so you can purchase boxes on different dates and receive a wide variety of differing products! No qualifying purchase is required on the days a “Goodies” box is the deal; discounted shipping is also available when orders meet all Deal-a-Day guidelines.

Note that in order to give shoppers the best possible deal on products and shipping, Deal-a-Day purchases must include ONLY Deal-a-Day items and nothing else.
  • On “Great Goodies” days, only one “Great Goodies” box and no other items may be checked out in a single transaction.
  • On the “free item with qualifying purchase” days, only one stamp set and the free item may be checked out in one transaction.

If there are additional or different items in the cart, the system will not recognize the purchase as a “Deal-a-Day” purchase and neither the “deal” nor the discounted shipping will be accepted.

Tax is assessed on free items based on the full retail value and on discounted items based on the discounted price.

In order to receive this great shipping discount to add to the great product deals, ONLY Deal-a-Day qualifying items may be in the shopping cart at checkout.
Discounted pricing by area is as follows:

Free Items Shipping/Handling
Includes one stamp set and the free item = $3 US
The $3 US rate applies for all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).

Great Goodies Boxes Shipping/Handling
Shipping will be based on the price of each Great Goodies box, but will be deeply, deeply discounted and represent only a fraction of the value of the contents. Shipping pricing will be clearly posted at checkout on each day that a Great Goodies box is offered.

As a little hint, Great Goodies boxes shipping to the continental US will range from just $6-$10. Boxes shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO, Puerto Rico and other non-continental addresses will range from $8-$32.

If you want to purchase additional items, you must purchase those items separately in order to get the special shipping rate. If you want to order multiple campaign items, you must place multiple orders, to get the great shipping rate.

The free item is not automatically added to your cart after a qualifying stamp set is placed in the cart—you must intentionally add the free item. This is because free items in the US carry tax charges and you must consciously choose to add that small tax charge.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Friday

What a wonderful day. I started off my day by getting the kids ready and off to school. Then is was me time. I got my act together and headed out for a run. Three and half miles later - I was home and in the shower. I had a great run. I wish I wasn't so lazy and ran more often. I feel so good after I run. I may be exhausted, but it is a great feeling. I would like to lose about 3 inches from the mid section. I did Jillian Michaels workout video yesterday - love it! We are going to a wedding in a month and I would like to look good - need to fit into that dress, I wore 5 years ago. YIKES!

Then this evening, I went over to a GREAT friends house sat and talked for a couple of hours and had a couple of drinks. It was a wonderful evening! Thanks!!

Tomorrow is scrapbook club - I have 5 wonderful ladies coming over! I am so excited. I know, I should have pictures to post, but I don't. We are doing the Tinkerin' paper pack from Close To My Heart. I used pictures from Caleb's Pinewood Derby this year. I love it!!!

I will get more pictures up soon. I promise. I have finished my layouts for Bella, Moon Doggie and Animal Cookies. I just don't have pictures on all of them, just yet!

I hope you have a great weekend with family and friends.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Book

I have been working on a baby album for my sister and brother-in-laws baby Peyton. She was born last Monday and now, I am feeling the crunch of getting it done. I have done so many layouts this week, I am working on being burned out. I still need to make a first haircut, first bath, tooth and foods layouts! I will get it all done. I hope to have it in the mail in the next few days. I used multiple paper packs, my stickease, inks and stamp sets. All the products are Close To My Heart. If you see something you like, please check out my website to order the products directly -

That's Amore Paper pack and Welcome Baby and Chocolate Alphabet Stamp sets

That's Amore Level 1, my stickease and Building Block Alphabet stamp set.

That's Amore Paper pack and Heartthrob and Giggle Caps and Lowercase Alphabet Stamp sets

That's Amore Paper pack, Love Always Journaling Spots and Welcome Baby, Good Times and Chocolate Alphabet Stamp sets

That's Amore Paper pack and Love Always Journaling Spots

That's Amore Paper pack and Key to My Heart Stamp Set - I scraplifted this from Sharon Luff. She posted on the CTMH bulletin boards. I actually got quite a few ideas from her. Thank you for all of your hard work, Sharon.

That's Amore Paper pack, Love Always Journaling Spots and Key to My Heart Stamp Set

Sweet Pea Paper Pack, Just Blooms, May Word Puzzle, Express Postage and the Tickled Pink Stamp Sets

Sweet Pea Paper Pack

Emporium Paper Pack and Just Blooms

Key to My Heart Paper pack, United We Stand, July Word Puzzle, Summer Picnic, and Tickled Pink Stamp Set

Key to My Heart Paper pack

Laid Back Paper Pack

School Zone paper Pack

Enchanted paper Pack, Solos 1, Field Trip Alphabet, Holiday Jubilee Stamp Sets

Enchanted paper Pack, Little Spooks and Hallow-scream Stamp Sets

Abundance Paper Pack

Evensong Paper Pack

Aspen Paper Pack

More To Adore Paper Pack

Notebook Paper Pack

Life Delights and Just Blooms

Daydream Paper Pack, Just Blooms, Liquid Glass, May Word Puzzle, Cupcake Sprinkles, Solos 1 Stamp Sets

Little Girls Stamp set along with Daydream Paper Pack.