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Friday, February 7, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Sugar & Spice

I love all the ideas in this video! Watch some great ideas on scrapping for your teenager...and as for the "10 Things..." list, there's a multitude of uses for that list. Artbooking makes your scrapbooking faster, easier, simpler.

Friday, January 3, 2014


To start off National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart has given us this adorable card kit that makes 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs - for just $15.00 with a qualifying order of $35.00! Watch the video to see the sneak peak of NEW products coming in February as well - you won't want to miss them. 

If you're coming to our February 1st "Sweetheart Crop" you can place your order on my website here and I'll have your order and card kit to bring to the Crop if you'd like. 

You're friends and family will love receiving these cheerful cards in 2014. What a great way to start off the New Year!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


We've already had Thanksgiving up here in Canada but I just wanted to say I'm so thankful for this past year. Our family's seen another huge change in moving back out west and leaving family and friends behind. My husband's changed jobs and it's hard to leave a job you love so much. Our kids have had to adapt once again to new people, new programs, and a new house.

But, I'm just thankful that we have a house! And thankful that my husband has a job, and we all have our health. Because really, those are the basics and that's a lot to be thankful for! I'm thankful that I've got the husband and children that God gave me, and thankful that I've also got friends right across this great country.

American Thanksgiving seems to launch everyone in to Holiday Mode - once we hit this weekend the craziness, busyness, and intense emotions that go with the holidays envelopes all of us. And while I'm thankful that everyone in my family is still alive to sit around the Christmas table and enjoy each other this year, I know that countless others will be missing family members who've died over the past year. 

I've long since given up on having a "perfect" Christmas (or Thanksgiving!) because it just can't be done. I'm happy to have Chinese food instead of turkey, if that's what my husband wants - indeed, we did it last year. And you know what? It was just fine and just as fun! To be together is the greatest gift of all.

So, to all my American Close To My Heart sisters, friends, and family, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 25, 2013


Here're the details for my SALE - it's really very simple! If you've been on the fence about buying one of our fabulous Cricut Collections...well, jump on over to the SOLD side, because when you buy any of our three Collections: Art Philosophy, Artiste, or Artbooking, you will get a FREE Scrapbooking or Card-making Workshop-On-The-Go from ME!!! That's a value of $24.95 to $29.95...

ARTBOOKING is for the Scrapbooker who wants to take her art to the next level (top photo). With 16 layouts, 10 mini albums, and countless overlays for seasons and holidays, you can create an entire album with this cartridge. Also included are three D-size stamp sets which match images on the cartridge, and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements - chipboard shapes which also match the important images. With 700 *original* images on this Cartridge, you'll never run out of titles or things to use for your scrapbooking!

ARTISTE is for the artist who *loves* to create themed parties: birthdays, anniversarys, weddings, and make 3-D gift items, favours, and party elements. You'll get 3 matching D-size stamp sets and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements with this collection as well. (middle picture).

ART PHILOSOPHY is for the Card-Makers among us. You'll enjoy creating cards with 3-D flowers, and unique shapes and themes for every season or holiday. Any of these images can be used on your scrapbook layouts as well. (bottom picture)

These all retail for $99.00 for the entire collection - add on YOUR choice of Scrapbooking or Card-Making Workshop-On-The-Go for extra value - AND I'll throw in a FREE class in January to show you how to use your Cricut  Collection to it's best advantage. Win/Win!!!

You must order through me by emailing me at lauriewood23@shaw.ca. (sorry, my link doesn't seem to work). Visit my website at http://lauriewood.ctmh.com to pick your Cricut Collection AND your Workshop-On-The-Go...then email me your order before midnight on November 29th!!

Don't own a Cricut but want some great savings as well? With every $100 you order you'll receive a from me a FREE Scrapbooking or Card-Making Workshop-On-The-Go...$200 gets 2 of them, $300 gets you 3 of them, etc. You MUST email me your order with the correct Item Number and Name of the WOTG. And you'll also be eligible for a FREE Starred Item from the Holiday Gift Guide for every $100 you order as well....so grab your coffee and start browsing on my website (above) for goodies for yourself, your friends, and family. Great gifts for crafters and non-crafters alike!!!