Sunday, January 31, 2010


Give & Get Back: Announcing the "Hearts for Haiti" Campaign. Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. We’re excited to announce Close To My Heart’s February Constant Campaign, Hearts for Haiti—where customers can get a great deal while doing great good for those affected by the devastation in Haiti.
From February 1-28, 2010, our 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts.
Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner—offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to needy children throughout the world. They’ve currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts for Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile’s efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on-the-ground response, you can visit
That means that for $17.50 you get two packs of textured cardstock (a great deal at about $.36 per sheet!) and Operation Smile will receive $2 to benefit this urgent, important cause. So, stock up on every color combination: Basic, Spring Harmony, Summer Celebration, Autumn Harvest, and Winter Cozy packs are available. Call me at 250-763-6780 or email me at to place your order.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Brayer Technique Class...Tuesday February 2, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Interested in making some Valentine's Day Cards and learning a new technique (how to use a Brayer) please contact me at 250-763-6780 or email me at for details. See slideshow of examples on the right.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jo's Scrapbooking

Felicity Collection Cards / Felicity Layout

National Papercrafting Month With Close To My Heart:
CELEBRATE PAPERCRAFTING WITH THE STUNNING FELICITY COLLECTION! The collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle patterns, birds, and an entire alphabet! Your papercrafting possibilities are endless! There are several ways to get the Felicity collection:
Purchase it at full retail price for $40.95.
Place an order of $70 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets (A,B, C, D, and E-size) and receive one collection FREE!
Place an order of $145 or more in full-retail priced Close To My Heart products and receive one collection FREE!
Hostesses get the collection FREE with a Home Gathering sales total of $470 or more,
New Consultants who join Close To My Heart between January 1–31st will receive the collection FREE in their New Consultant Kit. Available now until the end of January while supplies last! Phone Joanne @ 250-763-6780 or email me at to get yours today!

A New Year :

Now that the rush of the Christmas season is behind us for another year, it is time to take those precious photos of family and friends and create special layouts in our scrapbook album. In February come out to scrapbook your layouts with "Sweet Home" Paper Kit from Close To My Heart. Also, we will be making cards from this same "Sweet Home" paper, see the example pictures; double click to see larger image.

WORKSHOPS ON THE GO (Tuesday and Thursday)
The Close To My Heart "Sweet Home" Cards Workshop On The Go will be held on February 9 and 11, 2010 from 6 - 9 p.m. at my house.
The Close To My Heart "Sweet Home" Scrapbooking Workshop On The Go will be held on February 16 and 19, 2010 from 6 - 9 p.m. at my house.
Please phone 250-763-6780 or email if you would like to attend these workshops. The Sweet Home Kits must be ordered by January 31, 2010, so don't delay, contact me, as soon as possible.

About Me:
I have always had a passion for crafts and have been making cards for the past few years for my own personal use. In September 2009, I was introduced to Close To My Heart through my daughter in Alberta and viewed the CTMH products and consultant agreement online. The acrylix stamps, paper packages, embellishments, as well as the simple instructions that come with the kits impressed me so much that I signed up as a consultant (sight unseen). I am not sorry I did! In fact, I am so excited about the product and presentation that I just want to share the information with all my friends and family by teaching classes on "how to". Close To My Heart has changed my life and given me a new inspiration and desire to share and help others find their creative mind. Also, meeting new people, building relationships, developing lasting friendships and helping others to do the same are just a side effect of being a part of Close To My Heart. I share Close to My Heart's mission statement, "We show you how to celebrate relationships through the art of scrapbooking and stamping. Faster. Simpler. Easier." By the way, this is not about me, it is all about you!

The current promotion is: Felicity
The Stamp of the Month is: January - True Friends
January 16, 2010 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. is: Open Crop - Catch up on your project(s)
January 29, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. is: Open House - come Make & Take and receive your new Spring Idea Book
February Workshop On The Go is: "Sweet Home" paper package/kit - Orders must be in by January 31, 2010 for the Sweet Home Kits
(includes 12 - B & T Duos *2 each of 6 patterns*, 10 Cardstock Sheets *2 each Buttercup, Garnet, Indian Corn Blue and 4 White Daisy, Welcome Home Acrylix Stamp Set of 18.

You can also order the 'best' option embellishments, Buttercup Ribbon Rounds, Top Coats Framed-In Overlays, and White Daisy (crochet flowers, slides, brads and tags). See example pictures above.