Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May, Happy Times!

Wow, it's already May!  Time flies when you're having fun...and even when you're not.  I've been trying so hard to be present in the moment rather than just getting through the day.  They go by so quickly.  If anyone has ever seen or read the play "Our Town" you'll know what I mean.  If you haven't, I highly recommend it.  Don't wait - for the weekend, for next month, for the perfect time, etc. - to find happiness.  There's magic and memory to be made even in the most routine parts of your life.  You just have to open your eyes and recognize it!

Today marks the first day of our new Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book.  It's so full of fantastic papers, stamps and accessories!  If you liked the last batch of Thin Cuts, there are several more sets in this book.  Don't hesitate to get them early!  We sold out of some last time.

May is National Scrapbooking Month and we have a super sweet deal for you.  Check out the sidebar for the Happy Times promotion.  It's a gorgeous selection of papers that also has a coordinating stamp set to go with it!  You can buy each straight out, but you can also earn the paper pack for FREE!  Here are a few cards using the set (with special thanks to consultant Michelle Snyder who designed them).

Smiles, Caron

Sunday, April 17, 2016


I was just wondering if anyone is still out there.  It's been such a long time since I posted! 
Smiles, Caron

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Sneak Peaks and Get Organized!

I'm so glad it's August because the anticipation of sharing some of the new things in the upcoming Annual Inspirations idea book was overwhelming!  Although it's not available until September 1st, Close To My Heart has released a few items in advance, all to give you a little teaser about what's in store in just one short month.

The following items are available to order right now!  Click on the underlined descriptions to open a new window that will show you everything in detail.

And last, but certainly not least, is our new Cricut cartridge, Artistry!

This is just the tip of the CTMH iceberg!  I know I say that each new idea book is the best yet and that's always been true.  This one speaks to me, though.  It's saying, "Caron, you want one of everything, don't you?"  Why, yes...yes, I do!  

Smiles, Caron


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Life gets in the way...

Sometimes, life just gets in the way of your good intentions.  No new posts for months on end and no real reason for it.  Convention is less than a week away and I can't go :(  The new idea book launch has been pushed back to September 1st - which is great for a lot of reasons but patience is not my strong suit when it comes to new products so I'm really struggling!  I will be having a summer clearance sale in August.  I rearranged my studio and unearthed a whole bunch of stuff that I forgot I had.  Rather than store it away, never to be used, I decided to offer it to my customers at Grand Canyon deep prices.  That leaves several drawers and boxes empty that need to be filled with NEW items - yay!  Stick with me folks, I promise I'll be back.

Smiles, Caron

Sunday, February 22, 2015


So, yeah, I've pretty much been missing in action for two and a half months.  I really don't have much explanation beyond lack of enthusiasm.  Have you ever gone through a phase like that?  Where it seems that life has become routine and you lose that spark that usually keeps you going?  Well, I think that was it!  I'm hoping with the nicer weather and daylight savings time coming in a couple of weeks that I'll be back to my upbeat self very soon! 

I've changed up my monthly stamp classes.  Now, instead of just making three cards of my choosing, you have the option of selecting from a variety of designs on a card "buffet"!  Each card has all the pieces needed to create it in its own box.  You choose one, take it to your table and craft away.  When you're done, return it to the "buffet" line and take another.  No waiting for the stamps or inkpads to be passed around!  Not to worry if there are more than three that you want to make - these choices will stick around for at least two months depending on popularity so you can always make them the next time around.  Plus, there will always be new designs to choose from as well.  I've only had one so far but those who came said it really made things better.  Come check it out for yourself!

Smiles, Caron

Monday, December 1, 2014

December is Rockin'!

It's December 1st and the excitement has just begun!  Not only does the new Seasonal Expressions mini idea book start today but so does the Deal of the Decade special to go along with it!  And just for today, Monday, all Cricut cartridges are on sale for 20% off!  Wow!  Check out my website to get all the details on those.

In line with the holiday, I am showcasing the Yuletide Carol PDQ workshop.  It's perfect for your layouts!  Take a look!  If you'd like to schedule a PDQ for you and a few friends, just let me know!  It's only $20 for two full layouts and you keep any leftover papers, complements and accessories.

Smiles, Caron

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Holiday Workshop 2014!

I can't believe it's already time for this year's holiday workshop!  It will be November 8th from 11am to 3pm at my house.  The card designs offered this year are below (click on the picture to see it larger).  Deadline to place your order is October 19th.  Don't miss out!
Smiles, Caron

 Snowman - $1.50

 Cardinal - $1.50

 Peace - $1.50

 Wreath - $1.50

 Snowflakes - $1.50

Reindeer (Cut Above kit) - $2.00 (5x7, comes with coordinating envelope)

Merry (Cut Above kit) - $2.00 (5x7, comes with coordinating envelope)

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