Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

It was inevitable. I always knew that someday, my baby was going to become a "big kid" and start Kindergarten. Well, that someday has arrived! Here she is about to start her new adventures.

All dressed up and ready for Kindergarten!

We live close enough to the school that we can walk - yay! My sweet neighbor Cathy was walking with her kids behind us and snapped this cute picture. Thanks Cathy!

Vanessa and Daddy pose for a quick shot before going inside. I was thankful that Paul was able to take some time from work and join us for the first day of school. Vanessa LOVES her Daddy.

Outside her classroom. About to start the fun!

Chick-fil-A provided a "Boo-Hoo, Yahoo!" breakfast for all the Kindergarten parents. 

It was a bittersweet day for us. Vanessa has grown into a very happy and independent five-year old and I'm grateful for that. But she will ALWAYS be my baby!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two GREAT specials this month!

Close To My Heart has two AMAZING specials running right now. You're going to love this!

In celebration of our newly updated Stamp of the Month program, we're throwing in a little something extra: a FREE bonus stamp set! In August, when you place an order of $50 and purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, "Wicked", for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix "A Typeface" stamp set FREE (a retail value of $6.95). Think of this as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set and we'll throw in a second stamp set FREE! It's Extra! Extra!

BUT, wait! It gets even better!

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 US from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

The best part is that you can qualify for BOTH specials from now until August 31st with a minimum order of $75 and purchasing the August Stamp of the Month for $5.

In my opinion, the BEST way to qualify for all of these promotions, is to order the brand new exclusive Close To My Heart/Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. For only $99, you get the exclusive Cricut cartridge with over 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets (only available with this collection) and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements chipboard shapes that all coordinate with the images on the cartridge and stamp sets.

If you take advantage of all these specials, you'll receive SEVEN stamp sets, the exclusive Cricut cartridge, and 3 sheets of chipboard - all for $104 plus tax and shipping!

Call or email me to place your order (, 281.727.9193) or shop on my website. This is such an amazing deal, but you can only qualify for both if you place your order by August 31!