Hello friends, Sorry I've been gone so long, I've missed you all and I've missed this blog.
I'm back with a plan though. My November thankful posts are coming up and Close to my Heart has a brand spanking new holiday catalog for you to ooh and ahh over, so lets get on with it!
Yesterday marked the "go live" day for the first ever Close to my Heart Christmas mini catalog "Holidays from the Heart". In it you will find all sorts of fun and creative ways to celebrate the season...Make sure you let me know if you would like to get your hands on your own personal catalog and I will make that happen...
Look, even the front page has some wonderful home décor trees made with the new "Sparkle and Shine" paper pack. I am currently working on a tree for Halloween and will be back in a day or two to show you what I came up with....fun even with a broken glue gun, right Lori ?!?!
I am planning an open house on Saturday, November 9th and hope you can join me sometime during the day to reconnect with your crafty side, put together a cute project or two and have some festive fall snacks and beverages. Be on the lookout for your invite soon...
There will be lots of opportunity to win prizes and sign up for some fun workshops to help you with those last few teacher gifts, your gift wrapping and making this a special holiday full of traditions new and old. Hope to see you there!
Also on the horizon is a customer appreciation day where you can come and create all day for free to thank you for your business and friendship all year. You won't want to miss it...(invites for this to come early December).
That's enough for now, but be sure to check back for my 30 days of thankful and updates on upcoming classes, crops and workshops to help with your holiday gift giving and decorating!
If you are ready to get to work on your holiday projects and need product, be sure to head to my online website by clicking on the "Shop With Me" button on the right side of my blog and place your order 24/7, even in your jammies!
Sounds familiar doesn't it! Can't believe it has been almost 10 months since I last posted.... Not going to say sorry though, life just got in the way. I think I'm finally getting my priorities straightened out and although things haven't gotten any less chaotic around here, I think we have finally settled in to a slightly slower, less over scheduled life? Maybe because it's summer, maybe because the kids sleep a LOT longer into the morning/afternoon, or maybe because I have realized that doing nothing does not move you forward.
Enough of the philosophical stuff...onward! It is almost time for the new Close to my Heart Idea Book and Catalog to premiere. I plan on having another Open House in early August, hoping to get it done the 2nd week? Lot's of new product including a new Cricut cartridge package that is truly "ground breaking," with just the touch of one or two keys, you can create 10 mini books, 32 two page scrapbook layouts and so much more. Lot's of title toppers to cut out and a new font or two for good measure. Can't wait to show it to you all.
Also new this fall will be workshops and project days where you can come anytime throughout the day and complete a project, start to finish, you will walk out of the class with a finished project, not just buy and store your stuff : ) I will have a scrapbooking/crafting Garage Sale in October and Close to my Heart will also have a special Holiday mini catalog so I will for sure be having a Christmas Card Workshop as well as other projects to give and decorate with this holiday season. Can't wait to show it all to you soon...
Wow! It has been way too long....but I think I'm finally ready to show you what is new and exciting at Close to my Heart! It is Open House time!!!....Scheduled for Saturday Oct. 6th from 5-9 at my house, it promises to be the biggest and best Open House and Idea Book Party ever!! We will be "touring" the Fall/Winter Idea book, checking out new product, doing demo's of the new Studio J Essentials product and the new Artiste Cricut cartridge. Make and takes will be available for your creative side and deeply discounted retired product for your thrifty side! Also there will be registration for some upcoming workshops and classes this fall with info on a new monthly "club" starting in January. Start off the new year nurturing your crafty side and making time for you! Lot's of input from members as to what you want to do each month, so come and check it out! Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors too, the more the merrier....Contact me for directions if you haven't been here before, or can't remember how to get here. Please drop me an e-mail to let me know you are coming so I can have enough food and fun to share with everyone! Can't make it? There is a link to the party through my Close to my Heart website here. Order by clicking the "Open House Party" link on the right and you can be part of the fun. Just order and your product will be sent directly to your home and there are some great "while supplies last" items only available there as well! In addition, I will send you a gift for "attending" even if it was online! See you soon.... Terrie
Missing my sweet mother-in-law these days. Barbara passed away on August 14th at 7:58pm at home with her loved ones surrounding her. We brought her home to Arizona to bury her along side her beloved parents and baby sister. She will be missed until we see her again in heaven.
Sorry friends for my absence...back from the cruise, back to work, back to school and now waiting sadly for updates on my MIL Barbara as her cancer has progressed and she is in hospice now and we are waiting to hear about arranging our trips back to Tulsa for our good byes : (
While the cruise was wonderful and our time together precious....it seems way to fast.....
I will be back as soon as I can to update and share some dates for CTMH events that I will have to put on the back burner for a few weeks...Sorry
Be back as soon as I can, and thanks for understanding....
Convention is getting so close, I can taste it! One of my favorite things recently has been getting the opportunity to go to Close to my Hearts annual convention. 4 whole days of creative bliss, time to reconnect with old friends, make some new ones and play with paper to my hearts content!
This year I will be attending with my good friend and downline, Cathy and we are headed to Dallas! Yes, deep in the heart of Texas, we will be creating up a storm. One of our favorite activities is getting to hear about all the new products and progams offered by CTMH and get our hot little hands on the new Fall/Winter Catalog and Idea Book. Every year it just gets better! Close to my Heart does such a good job keeping "on trend" and "innovative." Looking forward to it!
On Sunday the 15th, I will be picked up at our hotel by my fun SIL and BIL along with my sweet MIL to head out to Galveston to sail away on the Carnival Magic!! Yep, it is finally time to celebrate Barbara's big birthday with a cruise. A little delayed, but very much anticipated by all of us. I love these people and can't wait to relax and reconnect with them. Bryan will also get to test out his Scuba Diving skills finally with two dives, one in Roatan and one in Belize....Me? I'll be laying low and relaxing with Larry and Barb on a beach somewhere!! Lot's of pics to share upon my return....
Also will have info on my New Catalog Reveal and Open House. I have been purging and collecting all sorts of fun things to sell and share with my friends as I recently moved my Studio back into a smaller, more usable space. You will all be invited for a tour and some fun creative time soon! Love ya, Terrie