Monday, December 31, 2012

Sneak Peek...

Check out this SUPER cute gift card holder that we'll be making at my Jan 12th Open House....

This gift card is made w/ the Florentine paper line...only available until the end of January.
Keep checking back...I'll be posting more sneak peeks over the next two weeks! 

With all the buzz...

With all the buzz about the brand spankin' new Spring/Summer Idea Book...I almost forgot to remind you all  about the 'National Papercrafting Month' campaign (good now thru Jan 31st)!

Check out this adorable Whoo's Your Valentine kit...

The kit includes:
  • 12 die-cut boxes
  • 3 cardstock sheets
  • 1 sheet of silver glitter paper 
  • 12 treat tubes
  • An exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit!  (see below)

    Whooo's Your Valentine Exclusive Stamp Set (carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6")

Spend $35 (either on my website or by contacting me: and get the exclusive "Whoo's Your Valentine" treat tube kit for only $10 (valued at $40)! 

AND...(there is always an AND, isn't there???)....AND now that you've ordered $35 worth of product, added in the $10 'Whoo's Your Valentine?' kit...go ahead and add just $5 more dollars & you will qualify for a FREE glue pen and the December stamp of the month ($5).  

 BUT, you have to order's the last day for both the glue pen incentive and the December SOTM!

Bonding Memories glue pen.  Free w/ a $50 order (website orders only).  A $4.95 value.

December Stamp Of The Month * Year-Round Cheer

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Last chance...get em' before they're gone...

With the new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book a month away from its launch....I wanted to send out a quick reminder that there will be 8 paper lines & 13 Workshop-On-The-Go(s) retiring as of Jan 31, 2013!

The following paper lines are retiring...


La Belle Vie

Pear & Partridge 
Get them before they can place an order, with me 24/7, on my website.

Open House - Jan 12, 2013

Join us……

Close To My Heart

Open House

Saturday, January 12, 2013

9 am – 7pm

Kick off your New Year at our annual open house!

You’ll enjoy some incredible …

·        Make-N-Takes

·        Layout Ideas

·        Goodie bags

·        Prizes & Incentives


We’ll also have the brand new

2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book & product samples


Come when you can… and stay as little or as long as you’d like!


Sherri Sprau

Close To My Heart – Independent Consultant

502) 749-0877

*light refreshments will be served

Spring/Summer Idea Books are HERE!

Spring/Summer 2013
Idea Book & Catalog
Fabulous NEW products...including 7 new paper patterns + matching embellishments, stamps, ribbons, 3-D objects, home decor items, glitter paper, textiles...and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Buzz & Bumble



For Always


Later Sk8r 
Surf's Up 

Come get your new Idea Book...stop by my Open House on January 12th - Courtyard Marriott Louisville East (9am - 7pm)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cricut Card & Envelopes

Discover how to create cards, envelopes, and more with the Cricut® Artiste cartridge. Move beyond flat cut-outs for more creative freedom!

My Craft channel...

My apologies...I am so behind on my My Craft Channel tutorials.  Check out these last 3 tutorials and mark your calendar for next Tuesday's...

How To Kiss...with stamps!

Pigment or Dye?

Magic of Monograms!

Capture the date...capture the savings

November 2012 Constant Campaign: Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!
In celebration of our Stamp of the Month program, we’re throwing in a little something extra: a 50% off stamp set! In November, when you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can pick any stamp set* at 50% off!

Help those affected by Hurricane Sandy

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

Shop my website 24/

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lovin' the My Creations Block

This was my project (for myself) last weekend at my crop.  I've been hanging out with these My Creations blocks for over a month now, wanting to cover all six sides with a different theme. So, I finally made myself get down to business.  Not too shabby..if I do say so myself!  Even if I only finished 4 sides...

Here is my guy again...can't get enough of him this year (obviously!).  He comes from the Moonlight WOTG kit...stamped him, cut him out, and topped him off with the white liquid applique`...just adorable!

These are bronze buttons from the Bohemian Assortment embellishment pack with the Durable Square Studs on top.  the are on there with velcro so I can take them on/off when I need the box to lay flat. 

Flower is from the Bohemian Assortment embellishment pack w/ a little extra bling for the center.

Tree was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge(x3).  It's also on there with velco.

'Give' is spelled out with the canavas alpha letters & inked with the new Saddle color.  The blue button is also canvas - which is currently in the 'while supplies last' section of my website for just $2!
Again..on there w/ velcro dots so that I can remove & store it as necessary.

This flower was made using the Clementine WOTG stamp, Cottage Assortment embellishments and the Dark Chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon.

My Creations® Block

Pre-assembled chipboard block, 3" × 3" × 3".

$3.95 - Z1746


Friday, October 26, 2012

JUST ADDED...2013 Crops!

Check out my 'Croppin' page...I just added the 2013 Crop Schedule.  So excited to begin yet another year of scrapbooking at our ol' stompin grounds...the Courtyard Marriott - East Louisville.  Mark your calendars and we hope to have you join us!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ink It Up!

Discover the versatility of the Exclusive Inks® alcohol-based marker sets and pigment pad sets to bring your artwork to life!

Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Sets - $19.95/set

Whimsy: Twilight, Crystal Blue, Sky, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Crème Brulee, Sorbet, Blush, Smoothie
Adventure: Gypsy, Pacifica, Lagoon, Topiary, Pear, Honey, Sunset, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Cranberry
Enchantment: Smokey Plum, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Ponderosa Pine, New England Ivy, Olive, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Ruby
Basics: Black, Slate, Whisper, Cocoa, Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne, Desert Sand, Bamboo 

The Stamp Behind the Mask

Another great 'Clearly the Best' episode from

Discover the versatility of masking: a stamping technique for only stamping particular sections of your image. Pick and choose the designs and stamp only the parts you want!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Weekend Crop

We still have room for you....

Join us for our October weekend crop - this weekend...starting 9am on Friday, Oct 19th! (Crop ends at 5pm on Sunday, Oct 21st)
Cost: $60 for full weekend; $25/day if purchased individually
Food: Lunch will be served on Saturday ... the remaining meals are on your own.  The Courtyard has a nice Bistro that offers breakfast & dinner plus Starbucks all day.  There are a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity.  Snacks to share are always appreciated!
Staying overnight? - I have a guaranteed room rate of $54/night (4 person/room max).  I must make that reservation prior to the crop.

It's supposed to be rainy and cold this pack up some supplies and come join us.  We'll gab a little, laugh a lot, and maybe even get some scrapbooking done!

Contact me:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Clementine Card

October is a big birthday month for us. So, true to my nature, I am trying to whip up some cards last minute.  Why I can't be happy with any of the cards from my HUGE (and I mean H-U-G-E) pile of swap cards, I'll never know.  Anyhoo...I had to make a couple of 'masculine' cards and they are like my Kryptonite.  I struggle, like you wouldn't believe, w/ cards for dudes...and I don't know why.  I over think them...half of me wants to make sure that they don't look to girlie and then I get frustrated and starting thinking 'why I am taking so much time on this?  it's going to wind up in the trash anyway.'  I don't know...I wish it was easier for me or I wish I didn't give a crap and could go pick up 2 for 1 at the Dollar Store.  But that's not going to the struggle will continue...

Here is my latest creation...well, last week just getting around to posting, latest creation...

The card base is CTMH's new Saddle cardstock.  The blue B&T and the brown patterned 'zip strip' is from the Clementine paper packet, and the orange B&T is from the Flirty paper packet.  I also used the new Burlap ribbon (so fun!), Mocha Opaques, and the Happy Birthday is stamped on a Milepost shape (corrugated chipboard).  This card pattern is in the new 'Make It from Your Heart -Vol 1'.

Coordinating with Cricut Cuts

Another great episode of 'Clearly The Best' on!

Mark you calendars for the next Tuesday's episode..."Alcohol Marker Madness!"  I can't wait ... I am still trying to improve my technique, with CTMH's new alcohol markers. Practice makes perfect, right!?!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dauber Dynamite!

Welcome to another episode of 'Clearly The Best..Stamping With Close To My Heart'!!!

Discover the beauty of sponge daubing. When you ink your stamps with sponge daubers, you can create a soft, shaded look that is perfect for a page or card!

If you are interested in ordering any of the products shown in this video, please email me or visit my website 24/7 HERE!

Sponge Daubers - Z726 - (3pack) $3.95

Trinity Alphabet - Set of 124 - E1021

$29.95  SALE!  $21.95 (limited time me

Cricut Artiste Collection - Z1790

Just $99.00!
AND for a limited time...I'll cover your tax & shipping costs!  PLUS I'll throw in the October Stamp of the Month - Very Merry Christmas, for FREE!  
YOU SAVE $35! (Email me

*D size - set of 11 images, 5 of which can be used w/ the Artiste cartridge. Stamp's carrier sheet outlines the 'cut-able' images and has the inches + booklet's page #. (Retail value $17.95)

And speaking of our FAB-U-LOUS Cricut won't want to miss the next episode of  'Clearly The Best' ....Coordinate With Cricut Cuts! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, Oct 9th.