September is National Stamping Month

We have an awesome event this month! It's National Stamping Month and to celebrate we have an exclusive product available to you. The Create Kindness Card Kit! The kit comes with everything you need to create a set of 24 adorable cards, including 8 exclusive stamp sets! #createkindness

This video says it all! Remember those and what they mean to you! Share a card with them and you could make a difference in their day! Try it. Available Sept 1-30 While Supplies Last! Order your card kit here: www.annieart.closetomyheart.com


June News Flash

Here are the details on our June specials. Lots of fun every week!
Check here each Friday for the weekend special:

Post questions here or message me!
During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my Online Business Address (OBA) each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. 
Lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!

Dates to check each week for specials:

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)


Happy Times Cards

Here are three cards I created this past week with the Happy Times paper packet! Only a few more days and this paper will be gone! Poof! Get yours and see details by clicking on link!  


Happy Times & Nat'l Scrapbooking Month

Amazing special this month! Join in and get this set of gorgeous papers! They are yours FREE with your qualifying $60 minimum order now through May 31st. My favorites are the foils on several of the paper designs. Plus a stamp set with beautiful lettering sure to please those spring paper projects. Get yours WHILE SUPPLY LASTS! This offer is a winner. Here are visual details in three layouts:

But wait, here are details on the fabulous coordinating stamp set images and the paper packet.
Happy Times stamp set #CC1064 $17.95 and
Happy Times paper packet #CC1063 $14.95 or FREE with a minimum $60 order! 


April Special for YOU!

Oh baby. Let's do this together! Here's how... 

1. Sign up today as a consultant on my website and you will receive your new consultant kit for only $75.00! Follow the prompts HERE: www.annieart.ctmh.com

2. PLUS, Receive a $50.00 special product credit (SPC) to purchase your choice of our exclusive stamp sets, papers, inks and more.
3. When you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days, you get a choice of either a FREE Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit!
Dates: Offer valid April 1-30, 2016. Let me know if you have any questions!



In March my classes will be creating with the awesome Kaleidoscope paper line! For the scrapbooking and card classes, we will incorporate all the great colors that complement the finished products: sunset, pear, canary to name a few. Here is one of the layouts that we will be creating. Get your Kaleidoscope products here:


March Stampaganza!

Great savings for everyone on our stamp collections! This month you can get the stamps you have wanted and a good deal to go along! Details: Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible! 
Dates: Offer valid March 1, 2016 (9:00 am MST)–March 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).
Check out our fabulous collection Stamp Collections HERE!
More details on my website at:  www.annieart.ctmh.com 


    National Papercrafting Month

    Happy New Year Everyone! Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 before this offer is gone! Dates: Offer January 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT)–January 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Check out more information here on my website:

    There's more this January!

    Check it out!!! New products for you!!! Welcoming our newest Seasonal  Expressions live Jan-Apr 2016. Gorgeous and creative new papers and products! Go here to see for yourself!


    Christmas Gift Bag

    Hello everyone! I created this gift bag for our daughter's Christmas gift this year. I think she'll love it!
    The vertical banner was created from a card in our new Cut Above "Deck the Halls" Card Kit, Item Z3149. Other products used: Cocoa stamp pad, Red gems accessories, red glitter trim and stamp set "This is Christmas" Item M1126.
    Purchase all products here at:  www.annieart.ctmh.com

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season everyone!


    White Pines Card Making

    This year our family holiday card creations were glamorized with the White Pines paper line and accessories and shapes cut from our Artistry Cricut cartridge. Love the color of cranberry red with our new fern green! Here are some of the designs for Christmas cards we sent out to family & friends! You can purchase these products on my website here at:

    The Stamp set used is "Holly Jolly Christmas Holiday" #D1657, HERE.

     These cards were patterns from the white Pines Cardmaking Kit!


    Your Everyday Life!

    Get ready for 2016 NOW!!!
    Yes! in addition to our CyberWeek event (see below! this week thru Friday!) , Close to My Heart has bundled another deal for you! So Attention all planner addicts! During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95! That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right. Dates: Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

      Get your PLANNER Bundle HERE: www.annieart.ctmh.com

      CyberWeek Sale!

      For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! Dates: Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST).
      Check out some of the fantastic deals on my website HERE: www.annieart.ctmh.com
      Place an order with me this week during CyberWeek, and you will receive a FREE stamp set (B size) or paper packet (b size)! BE a CyberWeek winner!


      Enter to Win!

      These cards were created using stamping techniques during Closes to My Heart's collaboration with CreativeLive last weekend. My favorite technique of all time is "rock n roll". Which card below did I apply this technique to? If you know the answer, add a comment below with which card (brief description of card) I applied the rock n roll technique and you will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE mystery bag valued at $25+ from me here at Annieworks! Good luck! The winner will be drawn next week, December 7! Enter only once. Thank you!


      Blossoming Expressions Stamp Set

      Hey all! Last week, Close to My Heart collaborated with CreativeLive and what a great time we had creating, learning more about our craft and Close to My Heart products. Our "My Acrylix" stamp sets are most amazing because you can see through the stamp image to your artwork. Makes it so much easier to get the image in a great spot and right on! Our stamps are described as "premium quality decorative stamps. I agree with all those adjectives! Here is a card I made during the online class. 
      Stamp set used: Item# D1665 "Blossoming Expressions".  Perfect sentiments and florals!
      Get yours here:


      Use Your Stash November Blog Hop

      Thank you for hopping over here from Shirley's Blog. Here is my creation for this month's blog hop challenge. I created several Fall and Thanksgiving cards with these gorgeous Autumn paper colors: Autumn Terracotta, Olive and red Barn. These colors bring warmth to projects and I look at them and just feel grateful. It's the season! Thanks for looking!
      Please visit my website at www.annieart.ctmh.com for the following current products used to create these cards:
      Bronze Shimmer Trim Z1849
      Gold Sequin Assortment Z2102
      Cardstock: Autumn Terra Cotta (retired), Champagne, Chocolate, Colonial White, Goldrush, Olive (retired)
      Colonial White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack Z1410
      Artbooking Cricut cartridge collection to create the fabulous leaves! Z3169 
      Inks used: Red Barn, Chocolate, Goldrush and Glacier

      Now please visit Nicole's blog to check out her creation for this month's hop! Enjoy!


      Urban Paper Crafting

      Next month (right around the corner!) our Scrapbook club will be crafting with Urban! Urban has gorgeous colors including our new colors: Peacock and Saffron. And my very favorite Urban features are the TEXTURES: ink splatter, wood, crackled to name just three. Here is a card I created for my hubby's birthday. Added the circle arrow from our Artistry Cricut cartridge to put emphasis on the sentiment.  Added some bling and Voila! Easiness! He loved it!
      Leave a comment if you have any questions.

      Products used: Urban paper packet X7204, Saffron cardstock X5778, Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Z3126, Fundamental Assortments-Peacock Z3098, Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z2023, Slate stamp pad ink Z2173, Golden Yellow-ShinHan marker Z2452, and Artistry Cricut cartridge collection Z3167.  

      Here are the Urban coordinated products:

      Family Layout using Urban and Zoe papers
      Urban for Girls Layout


      Sangria Thank You Card

      Here is another Sangria card for you today! The artwork is from our fabulous Close to My Heart artists. Love the colors in this paper packet. Get your Sangria paper and the other supplies to create this one here:


      Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking!

      Our campaign this month is value packed! I know some of you already love our Fundamental Paper Products so this month here's some info on how you can get more for your $ with our Fundamental Workshop!  This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. VALUE PACKED! Five Layouts!
      Dates: November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

      So here's how you get these November deals: Choose which album bundle and choose your FREE protector sheets that you want and add to your order. You have a choice of D-ring or post bound albums. You have a choice of side load or top load page protectors. The item numbers are on the following link. If you have any questions, please contact me.
      Go to www.annieart.ctmh.com to begin! 

      Or contact me to add to my orders this month! AND please contact me for any questions!
      Here is one of the five layouts that you can create! 


      Use Your Stash October Blog Hop

      Thank you for hopping over here from Marilee's blog! This is my creation for this month's blog hop challenge. I am loving that I had some of our retired "Baker's Twine" to set off the retired cocoa button for this card I created from our Sangria paper line. Note the two new cardstock colors for the floral: poppy and fern. Dressed it up don't ya think? *See products used below. Thanks for looking!

      Now please visit Marie's blog to check out her creation for this month's hop! Enjoy!

      *The following Close to My Heart products were used to create this "Sending You" card...
      Sangria paper packet X7199b
      Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge Z3171
      Artiste Cricut cartridge Z3170
      Stamp set: "For Family"C1633
      Bronze shimmer Trim Z1849
      Inks: Cocoa Z2503 and Poppy Z2505

      Retired product: Bakers Twine, cocoa button and brown sparkles.
      *Note: You can purchase these retired product on my buying site:
      Sparkles Assortment Z1753 under "While Supply Lasts" or just click here.
      Baker's Twine Bulk 296 under "Clearance" or just click here.


      Thinking of You Card

      I love this sentiment from one of our new stamp sets, So Many Smiles #C1619.  The bright red used for layering is a new color "Poppy"! "Thinking of You" cards are the best to send. Imagine when you are the receiver of such a sentiment and read the note that someone places importance on your relationship with them. I bet you know someone who would love to know that YOU are Thinking of Them! Try this one out. Love the mini envelope cut from our Artistry Cricut cartridge. All products below are linked to information on these exclusive products.

      Sangria Paper Packet # X7199b
      Cardstock for base and layering: Colonial White #1388 & Poppy X5779
      Cricut Artistry Collection #Z3167
      Coral Shimmer Trim #Z3088
      Sangria Assortment #Z3084
      Sangria Complements #X7199c
      Fundamental Assortment Pomegranate #Z3099
      Poppy Thick Twine #Z3094