Monday, December 17, 2012

Versatile December Stamp of the Month!!

Make Cards Year Round with our December Stamp of the Month                       

This month's stamp of the month is so versatile!  There are images and greetings for each month of the year!  

And this stamp set can be yours for only $5 during December with a purchase of $50 or more!  

On my website, you can get step-by-step instructions to complete the projects below using this stamp set!  
Just click here!

Look how CUTE these cards are!
Contact me for more information or just place your order on my website here!

Monday, November 26, 2012

HUGE Stamp Sale!

HUGE Close to My Heart Stamp Sale

I am purging my stamps! 

Yes, as unbelievable as it may sound, I need to make room for new inventory so I am selling many of my NEW and USED stamps sets.  

Below is a list of stamps that I have for sale.  I will try to post photos but if you are interested in any stamp that you are not familiar with, please email me and I will send you a photo.

Shipping costs, see the end of this post

A-Size Stamps
Retail - $6.95
Now - $5.00
Used - $4.00

A1101 Always in my Heart 
A1111 A Tulip
A1117 A Typeface
A1121 A Blossom
A1129 A Rainbow (used)
A1133 Festival of Lights

B-Size Stamps

Retail - $9.95

Now - $7.00
Used - $6.00
B1167 Thinking of You
B1182 Let It Snow (used) 
B1210 Flutter - Butterfiles
B1309 Fun Times (used)
B1322 Believe in Your Dreams - stars
B1324 Bunny Love
B1338 Follow Your Heart 
B1340 This Way (1 stamp used) 
B1341 Just Be You - You Rock WOTG 

B1351 You're Sweet (2 available) 
B1356 St. Nick (used) 
B1358 Heart to Heart - Magnifique WOTG 
B1360 Troublemaker (used) 
B1365 Spring up 
B1369 Rosy Regards (used) 
B1370 Sweetheart WOTG 
B1374 Bee Happy 
B1376 Wings (used) 
B1377 Fanfare 
B1378 Miracle (used) 
B1380 Mayberry 
B1390 Countdown (used) 
B1398 Just For You 
B1400 Beautiful Friendship (used) 
B1403 To You and Yours (1 stamp used)

C-Size Stamps

Retail - $13.95

Now - $9.00
Used - $8.00

C1245 Oh Christmas Tree (used)
C1257 Happy Birthday
C1293 Wonderful Season (used) 
C1299 Butterfly Kiss
C1322 Gratitude
C1340 Aspiration (used) 
C1350 Dainty Thoughts
C1356 Extreme Happiness
C1364 TLC
C1385 Charmed
C1422 Unity
C1427 I Believe (used) 
C1441 Affection (used) 
C1445 Bless the Nest
C1447 Carefree
C1452 Delight (2 available)
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
C1458 Paper Lantern (used) 
C1466 Instant Memories (1 stamp used)
C1474 10 Things
C1484 Love Clusters
C1496 Enjoy
C1500 Under The Sea (used)

D-Size Stamps

Retail - $17.95
Now - $11.00
Used - $10.00

D1130 Random Thoughts (used) 

D1191 Friendship Blessings 

D1201 Frames, Borders, Tags - Grace WOTG 
D1212 Playful Flourishes (1 stamp used) 
D1226 Magical Season (used) 
D1245 In My Heart 
D1247 From Me to You (used) 
D1305 Gloria (used) 
D1322 Adorning Corners (1 stamp used) 
D1322 Boutique Borders 
D1329 Noteworthy (used) (2 available, one may be used) 
D1332 Cherished Flourishes (used) 
D1333 Wishing Star (used) 
D1336 Cupcake Sprinkkes (used) 
D1338 Bird Basics (used) 
D1341 Butterfly Wings (used) 
D1342 World's Best Dad (used) (2 available, one may be used) 
D1343 Love Language (used) (2 available) 
D1348 Priceless Love Word Puzzles 
D1349 Be Yourself 
D1350 Tender Tags 
D1351 You've Got Flair 
D1352 It's Your Day 
D1366 Holiday Twinkles (used) 
D1369 Delightful Things 
D1370 Welcome Home 
D1375 Treasures (used) 
D1377 Around the Block 
D1401 Authentic (used) 
D1402 Togetherness (used) 
D1406 True Friends 
D1407 Piece of Cake (used) 
D1409 Flower Pot 
D1413 Connections (used) 
D1421 Cherish The Moments 
D1422 Wonderful Friend 
D1423 Happy Forever - porcupines/hedgehogs (used) 
D1423 Happy Forever - porcupines/hedgehogs 
D1424 Something Splendid
D1438 Circle of Love - SOLD
D1442 Thriller (used) 

D1443 Share the Magic (used) 

D1444 A Little Thanks 

D1445 Amore (used) 
D1446 Adorn-able 
D1448 Picture This (used) 
D1449 Father Christmas (used) 
D1451 Trellis - flowers, butterflies (used) 
D1452 Find Your Style (used) 
D1452 Find Your Style 
D1453 Friendship 
D1454 Sensational Season (used) 
D1455 Blessed 
D1456 Chairs to You 
D1458 American Celebration 
D1462 Splendid Day 
D1470 Dreams Come True - Flowers, Dream 
D1504 Fantasia D1514 Just A Number (used)

Double Stamp Sets
Retail - $35.90
Now - $15.00
Some may be used, ask me if interested

CC1015 Holiday Wishes - 7 available  
CC1020 It's Your Day Double Set - 9 available

Stamp of the Month Stamp Sets
Retail - $17.95
Now - $11.00

S1109 Sept 2011 - Limited Edition - 3 available 
S1201 Jan 2012 - Little Reminder - 8 available
S1203 March 2012 - Potential - 8 available
S1204 April 2011 - You Are… - 3 available
S1206 June 2012 - Life is Tweet - 4 available
S1207 July 2011 - Live Out Loud - 1 available
S1209 Sept 2012 - Fall Favorites - 1 SOLD, 4 available
S1210 Oct 2012 - Very Merry Christmas - 1 SOLD, 1 available
S1109 Sept 2011 - Limited Edition - 3 available 
S1201 Jan 2012 - Little Reminder - 8 available
S1203 March 2012 - Potential - 8 available
S1204 April 2011 - You Are… - 3 available
S1206 June 2012 - Life is Tweet - 4 available
S1207 July 2011 - Live Out Loud - 1 available
S1209 Sept 2012 - Fall Favorites - 1 SOLD, 4 available
S1210 Oct 2012 - Very Merry Christmas - 1 SOLD, 1 available

Other Stamps
Retail - $17.95

Now - $10.00

W329 Dream Big
X1439 Enjoy Life

You can pick up if you'd like

1-2 stamps - $2.00 shipping
3-6 stamps - $5.15 Priority Flat Rate
Spend $50 or more and get FREE Shipping

Outside USA:
Email me for your shipping cost

Email me HERE your order or for more info

Sunday, October 28, 2012


I know that I have neglected both my blog as well as my Facebook page lately.  Many of you know that I have been busy with my new business venture.  I never realized how much work it would be but it's going to be worth it!  I've had so many cheering me on, I know it's going to be great.

Within the next two weeks, I will unveiling my new business and website.  I will be posting here as well as emailing people so watch for something soon. 

So watch for my announcement and a "slight" change in the name of my blog and new Facebook page.  I hope you will love it and tell your friends.  

Creating at PaperScraps

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mini Album, Photo Ready

Close to my Heart has created these great Mini Album pages, ready for paper, embellishments and photos.  And with their new Cricut "Artiste" cartridge, the paper can be cut EXACTLY to fit these pages perfectly!

This Mini Album is 4x4 and ready for photos!

Want to make this album for yourself?  Or maybe you want this one that is ready for your photos?  How about choosing your own color and theme?

Card Box

Here is another look for our My Creations Card Box.  I have been making a few of these for gifts and just loved the colors on this one.

Need help creating your own Card Box?

October Already??

I don't know where September went but it was a very busy month that seemed to fly by!  September also was a busy scrapbooking month for me and my clubs and that only means FUN!

Now is the time to get ready for Christmas.  And what better way to do that than to start with making your own Christmas cards?  Now that October is here, I want to introduce you to our current Stamp of the Month called "A Very Merry Christmas". 

This cute Christmas stamp can be yours for only $5 when you have a minimun order of $50 from my website.  Or, if you prefer, you can just purchase it outright for the retail price of $17.95.  Start shopping now on my website!

Need more information?  Contact me!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!

Every year I procrastinate about Christmas.  I say that I will get done early and then, last minute, I'm rushing around, trying to finish up everything I need to do.  Now, I try very, VERY hard not to lose sight of the "REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON".....but after that, I am stressed!

So this year, I am getting a head start - I sell many, many Christmas cards and Holiday Gift Tags but tend to be the "Last Minute Annie" that is scrambling to get them done by the deadline.  So this year, since I have already received 5 orders for cards and 7 orders for gift tags, I thought, let's get moving......

I'm starting with my Holiday Tags so here are a few Christmas and Holiday Gift Tags I have so far.  I have started taking orders, see details below:

Ornament Shapes

3" tags with "To" and "From" on the back

In "Traditional" colors of RED and GREEN*
3x3 tags with "To" and "From" on the back

How about some warm, "Winter" colors*:
3x3 tags with "To" and "From" on the back

Tags come in packs of 5 - 3x3 Tags

1 - 3 packs, $3.00 each pack**
4 - 6 packs, $2.85 each pack**
7 - 9 packs, $2.70 each pack**
10 or more packs, $2.50 each pack**

To order, email me your preference, Traditional or Winter

5 day turn around time.  Must order by December 9th to ensure you have them on time for your Christmas packages.


To order
Please put "Holiday Tags" in the subject line

* Each pack comes with 5 - 3x3 tags in the "Traditional" or "Winter" theme.  
   Patterns may vary

** For orders that require shipping, Shipping charges apply.  Contact me for the least costly
    shipping charges.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo-Ready Mini Photo Album

This mini Photo Album is photo-ready.  Just add your photos and you have a great gift for any Grandma or Nana.  Embellished and ready for your family photos to give as a gift - or just keep it for yourself!

Want information on making this mini album, buying a kit or a finished product?

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Great Stocking Stuffers!

I started getting ready for Christmas this weekend.  I'm going to be doing a Vendor/Fall Bazaar in November and I need to come up with some items to make in small but mass quantities.  Since it will be just before the Christmas shopping season starts, I thought, how about some stocking stuffers??  

So my first creation was a little chapstick holder card. Small enough for a stocking stuffer but so cute!  And when I showed them to a few people, they said "can you make me 20 of them?" I am taking orders for Christmas.  In the 3 days it's been since I decided to make and sell them, I have 5 orders!  

So check out my cute little chapstick holder cards

Want some of these stocking stuffers?  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Liebster Award for ME!

I recieved the Liebster Award AGAIN!

I am so excited!  I received the "Liebster Award" back in January of this year and again in March.  Now, this week, I received it TWICE!  I can't tell you how exciting this is!

Thank you to Angela of Stryders List and to Nickie of Live, Scrap, Love for awarding me again.  I feel both honored and humbled that my fellow bloggers think so highly of my blog and my art.  Thank you both again!

Here is a little bit about the Liebster Award and how it works:

Liebster is a German word that means "Beloved", "Favorite", or "Dearest".  This award is a "peer to peer" award in which a fellow blogger presents the award to their favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The origins of this award is still unclear but it is believed to have originated by a German blogger.  This award was designed to be a blog award in a "pay it forward" fashion, to share your favorite blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Rules for Acceptance:

First and foremost, you thank the person who gave you the award with a link back to their blog.  You then post the award onto your blog, giving or "passing forward", the award to five bloggers who you appreciate and have less than 200 followers.  You then leave a comment on their blog, letting them know that you have given them this awesome aware!

One of the fun things about receiving this award is that it challenges you to view more blogs, to search for fellow creative people and brighten up their day just a bit by acknowledging their talents.

So here are the five blogs that I think deserve recognition and I think you would love to check out:

Kat at Katscrapfever
Bridget at Scrappin With Bridget
Lela at Living, Loving, and Laughing 4 Life
Dawn at I am a Happy Stamper
Kathi at Kards by Kathi

Please take a moment to check out these crafty ladies.  You will love their blogs!!  I think they are doing a wonderful job!

Thanks again Angela and Nickie!!

New September Stamp of the Month

SEPTEMBER Stamp of the Month
Fall Favorites 

This 11 piece stamp set is perfect for all your upcoming fall photos.  With a cute little scarecrow, some pumpkins, and a great tag, this is a "must have" stamp set. 

And this great stamp is yours for only 5 bucks!  How you ask?  Well, just let me tell you!  Get this September Stamp of the Month (S1209A) for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Best of all, you can get one stamp set for EVERY $50 you spend!  This can make a great gift for someone.

Jump-start the fun by ordering the items I've listed below to create the wonderful artwork in the photo above.  You can find helpful instructions and assembly tips for these projects on my website - Once there, just click on "Promotions".

Here are the items you'll need to create these great projects:

Moonlight Paper Pack
$9.95, X7161B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 56

Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks® Marker Set 
$5.95, Z2427, p. 9

Honey Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
$5.95, Z2415, p. 9

Olive Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
$5.95, Z2425, p. 9

Burlap Ribbon
$7.95, Z1760, p. 124

Brads Metal Assortment
$4.95, Z1366, p. 127

Cricut® Artiste Collection
$99, Z1790, p. 15

Need more information?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scrapbook BUNCO is a BIG Success!

My FIRST Scrapbook Bunco

Well, my very first Scrapbook Bunco was last night and it was a BIG success!  Everyone had a really good time - lots of laughing, giggling, yelling 
and also some screaming.  

Dinner started at 6:30 pm and the dice were rolling at 7:15 pm.  I didn't play so I was able to go from table to table, helping those who had never played before.  I had a blast even without actually playing!!

We played one round, then stopped for dessert, then played one more round.  It was such a hit that I am planning another one in a few months.  If you missed this one, you don't want to miss the next one.

My next Scrapbook Bunco is tentatively set for 
Friday, November 30th @ 6:30 pm
Dinner and dessert will be served
The fee is $15
The prizes are the same:

$60.00* - The person with the most Buncos
$35.00* - The person with the most Wins
$25.00* - The person who end up with the "fuzzy dice"
$15.00* - The 50/50: same number of wins and losses**
$10.00* - The person with the most losses
$5.00* - The "At least I won something" prize***

There will also be a "cash & carry" bargain table with lots of great scrapbooking items for you to take with you that night.

Watch for an email in October!

Patti Ehrhardt
Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant
Phone: 817-528-9902

* Total winnings, before tax and shipping.  Winners pay tax and shipping on Bunco night

** 50/50: If no one has an equal amount of wins and losses, this money will be divided among all other winners

*** The "At least I won something" prize will be picked from all non-winners who put their names in a drawing

Saturday, August 11, 2012

National Stamping Month

Celebrate National Stamping Month
August 15 - September 30, 2012

Get a "My Acrylix" double stamp set for just 5 bucks with your qualifying purchase!

Life is made up of simple, everyday moments worth preserving - by the day, by the week, by the month.  National Stamp Month is September and to celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering a new double stamp set!  You can get the exclusive My Acrylix "It's Your Day" double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of just $35 in full retail products from August 15th through September 30th.  You will just LOVE this double set - two D-size stamp sets in one envelope, 48 images - with trendy images that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands, and musings.  The little things that make up who you are, who your family is, and things worth remembering and sharing!  

With a retail value of $35.90, this stamp set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase.  Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamp Month with our new "It's Your Day" double stamp set!

Offer available August 15 - September 30, 2012
Tax and shipping/handling charges apply
Limit one promotional item per qualifying purchase

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I just love the way my cards and scrapbook pages look with stitching.  It really does something for the project, makes it stand out.  But I don't like sewing!  I hate getting my needles out and taking on that time consuming task of stitching around my layout or even a small card.  So when I saw this "Faux" stitching on someone's project, I jumped at trying it!  I wish I could remember where I saw it but here is a card I made using this "Faux" stitching technique.

Below you can see a close up of this technique.  All you do is emboss a line around your item, your page or your card, then sand the raised ridge.  Then all you do is pierce evenly around the raised, sanded line.  It looks just like you stitched it!!  Try it!  It gives the same look at a fraction of the time. 

Make This Beautiful Picture Frame!

My Creations Bracket Frame

Using the new "La Belle Vie" paper pack and Stickease Assortment, this frame was fast and simple to make

With just a few extra embellishments, this frame was done in just 30 minutes.   Want to make one for yourself?  The frame is one of our fabulous new items, the My Creations Bracket Frame.  I used La Belle Vie paper pack, La Belle Vie Stickease Assortment I embellished with Bohemian Assortment, Sparkles Black Flourishes, Durables Square Studs, and a few Sparkles Clear Assortments The bracket was cut using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge so how much easier can it get?? 

New help making this frame or ordering the products?  
Contact me and I will be happy to help!

Or switch it up!  How about a Family Tree Frame?  I loved making this frame for myself

Avonlea paper pack, burlap ribbon, Dark Chocolate Stripe Ribbon and few little extras made this frame another EZ project!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Scrapbook Bunco!

Scrapbook Bunco
Close To My Heart Style

Do you love Bunco?  Do you love Scrapbooking?  Do you love Close To My Heart products?

Now you can have it all!!  I am holding my first Scrapbook Bunco, “Close To My Heart” style.  You’ll have lots of fun - You'll have lots of laughing - You'll have some "girlfrieind" time - You’ll have lots of chances to WIN some great Close To My Heart products!

Here are the details:

This group is for 12 ladies.  The 12 who sign up are in the first month.  If you don’t get in this time, you will be on the waiting list for the next month.

My house (southwest Fort Worth)

I will serve a nice dinner with dessert, then we will play Bunco!

Dinner will be served 6:30 pm.  The dice roll at 7:15 pm

Friday, August 24, 2012

And the most important question of all……..

What are the prizes??
The prizes of course, will be your choice in Close To My Heart products from the most current Idea Book.  Your winnings go toward any Close To My Heart products, you just pay the additional tax and shipping.  
How's that for wonderful prizes??!! 
Of course, not everyone can win but here is a breakdown of the prizes:

$60.00* - The person with the most Buncos
$35.00* - The person with the most Wins
$25.00* - The person who has the “fuzzy dice” last
$15.00* - 50/50: The person who has an equal number of wins and loses**
$10.00* - The person with the most loses
$5.00* - The “At least I won something” prize***

Entry Fee:
The cost is $15 a person, this includes a great dinner and dessert!  ($12.50 goes towards prizes and $2.50 goes to offset some of the dinner cost) And everyone also gets the most recent Close To My Heart Idea Book for FREE.  This is a $3.95 value.

Have a friend come and join in with you and you both get an extra “gift” from me.

What do you need to do?:
Bunco is a really popular and fun game to this is on a first come, first serve basis.  You must email me at to secure your spot and have your $15 to me by August 18th.  Your spot is not secure without both an email AND payment

Thanks for joining!

Patti Ehrhardt
Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant
Phone: 817-528-9902

* Total winnings, before tax and shipping.  Winners pay their own tax and shipping on Bunco night

** 50/50: If no one has an equal amount of wins and losses, this money will be divided among all other winners

*** The “At least I won something” prize will be picked from all non-winners who put their names in a hat/bucket to be drawn