September 28, 2011

October Card Workshop

Please come and join us for our October Card Workshop.  We are making some great cards with the Dreamin' Paper Packet and the Glitz Glitter new favorite item!

$20 for 15 cards.  We make 5 different cards and you will make 3 of each card.  It is so much fun.  Please call or email me to sign up.

Payment is due by : Wed October 5th

Workshop held: Tuesday October 18th or Thursday October 20th 7-9pm
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This is really weird.  The cards that are in here sideways are not like that in my photos so I have no idea why its doing that.  

August 30, 2011

Sept Card Class

Please come and join us for a Card Class.  I will create the cards and provide all the supplies needed except adhesive.  I will bring glue sticks with me but I would suggest getting a better adhesive.  I use Tombow Adhesive.  I can order it for you (additional cost) or you can pick it up at most craft stores.

I will be offering Card Classes every month or every other month depending on interest.  We will do a variety of cards each time.  As we get closer to the Holidays we will do a bunch of Christmas Cards.

The cost of the class is $20.00.  We will make 15 cards.  We will normally do 5 different cards each time but make 3 of each card so you have multiples to use.

Here is the info on the next class:

Thursday Sept 22nd 7-9 pm at my house.
(I will add another night if this one fills up)

Payment is due by: Thursday Sept 8th.  This allows enough time for me to place my order and get everything cut out.

Here is a picture of the cards we will make in Sept.

August 17, 2011

More For Your Money!!!

It's a great time for the "More For Your Money" Sale with the brand NEW Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book!....and it's also National Stamping Month!
"More for your Money" means you receive a minimum of $80 in free product for placing your qualfiying order!
This is how the sale works: The offer will be available to the first 10 people who contact me.  Email me ( or call me at (801.413.9255) right away to join and then start collecting your order(s) of at least $100 before shipping and tax.  You can check with a couple of your friends for orders and pool them together or place it all on your own. If you want to keep it simple you could just order the Cricut cartridge for $99 or sign up for Studio J (Digital Scrapbooking) for $99 and the Stamp of the month called Wicked for $5 and you have reached your total. Orders must be placed with me by Aug. 26th.
EVERYONE who places the minimum $100 order will earn
the following rewards:
©      $20 in Free product of your choice (Choose from stamp sets, ink, markers, cardstock, scrapbook kits & papers, stickers, acrylix blocks, and more!)
©      The August Stamp of the Month "Wicked" for just $5.   ($17.95 value)  It's a very versatile set! 
©      FREE Exclusive Alphabet set called "A Typeset" ($6.95 value)
©      FREE National Stamping Month Special stamp set called: Pair-a-Phrase.  It's 2 very versatile D size stamp sets at a BIG value of $35.90!! 
©      AND.... you have a 4 in 10 chance in getting a 1/2 price item! 
Why stop there?.....If you collect $200 in orders, you get double the prizes, $300, triple the prizes, etc.
  • If you don't have a current idea book...hop on over to my website at to view it. Or call me and I will be happy to deliver one to you or put one in the mail.
  • Do not place your orders on my website as it needs to be combined to qualify for this amazing deal.  
  • Remember, you can collect orders from your friends and combine orders to reach the $100 minimum order.  So get started with your wish list right away!
  • I cant WAIT to give away all those FREE and half price goodies!! You all know that is my favorite part of my job! :)
I’m looking forward to your RSVP.  Please contact me soon and let me know you want to be in on this opportunity!
Happy Shopping,
Tricia Lovato
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August 8, 2011

August Play Group/Workshop

Come join us for the August Play Group/Workshop.  We are using lots of new items from the Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book.  Let me know if you need a copy.

There are some amazing specials this month so don't miss out on those.  Orders over $50 qualify for the August Stamp of the Month for $5.00 plus you will receive a FREE Alphabet Stamp Set.  If you increase your order to $75 before shipping and tax then you can still get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 and get the alphabet FREE but you also receive a Double "D" size Stamp Set for absolutely FREE!!  That is getting 4 additional Stamp Sets for only $5.00.  Pictures of the 4 stamp sets are on this blog in the post before this one.  You do not want to miss out on this amazing deal!

Even if you are not a Scrapbooker these Stamp Sets are perfect for making cards too.

Listed below is the Shopping List for this month so you know the cost or have some suggestions on what to order.  The "Basic" Kit is required but beyond that you can order any additional items.  All 3 of the layouts use the Paques Adhesive Gems in Licorice so you may want to be sure to add those to the Basic Kit.  

August 2011 PLAY GROUP Shopping List

G1029 Mischief Workshop on the go Kit Page 49 $29.95
Subtotal: $29.95
Shipping: $2.38
Tax (6.85%) $2.05
TOTAL: $34.38

G1029 Mischief Workshop on the go Kit Page 49 $29.95
Z1335 Opaque Licorice Adhesive Gems Page 126 $2.95
C1474 10 Things Stamp Set Page 24 $13.95
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad Page 8 $5.25
Subtotal: $52.10
Shipping: $4.14
Tax (6.85%): $3.57
TOTAL: $59.81
*This purchase qualifies for the August Stamp of the Month (Wicked) for $5.00. Plus you get a free stamp set.

G1029 Mischief Workshop on the go Kit Page 49 $29.95
Z1335 Opaque Licorice Adhesive Gems Page 126 $2.95
C1474 10 Things Stamp Set Page 24 $13.95
Z679 Liquid Glass Page 132 $6.95
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Page 13 $99.00
Subtotal: $152.80
Shipping: $12.15
Tax: $10.47
TOTAL: $175.42
*This purchase qualifies for the August Stamp of the Month (Wicked) for $5.00. Plus you get a free alphabet stamp set that is not available any other way. Also, any orders placed over $75.00 get a Double Stamp Set Free. That is like getting 4 extra Stamp Sets for the cost of an additional $5.00 . PLUS, this order would qualify as a Gathering so you would receive $25.00 in Select Product Credit.

The Basic Kit is required but you may purchase the Better, Best Kit or any other items if interested.

Be sure and sign up for which date you will attend: Thurs August 25th 9:30 am – 12:00 pm or 7:00-9:30 pm.

There are pictures on my Blog as well as my Facebook Business Page of the 3 layouts we are creating this month.

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August 4, 2011

August Close To My Heart News and Specials!!!!!

Card created by: Karen Pedersen with the August Stamp of the Month (Wicked) and the Mischief Paper Packet.  Found in our new Idea Book! 

August is here and that means some great things with Close To My Heart!  Trust me, you do not want to miss out on any of these specials.  

Our new Idea Book just went live August 1st and it is AMAZING!  Let me know if you want a FREE Idea Book.  You can also view all the products on my website by clicking on the Shop With Me on the right side of this blog.  I promise you will not be disappointed.  There is not a kit in this Idea Book that I do not just love.  They are all beautiful and will be able to capture so many memories.

There is a GREAT special this this month called Extra Extra! When you spend $50.00 (before shipping and tax) you qualify for the August Stamp of the Month(Wicked...pictured below) for $5.00.  Purchase that for $5.00 and you will get this stamp set absolutely FREE!!!  BTW, this is the only way you can obtain this stamp set.

August Stamp of the Month - Wicked!  

  • The Stamp of the Month Program has been simplified.  Spend $50.00 (before shipping and tax) and the stamp set is yours for only $5.00.  You can also purchase the set for it's full value of $17.95.  

There is another AMAZING special!  It runs from August 15th to Sept 30th.  It is an incentive for National Stamping Month.  If you place a minimum order of $75.00 (before shipping and tax) between these dates you will earn these TWO stamps sets absolutely FREE!!!! And guess what?  You can combine this special with the August Stamp of the Month special if you place your order between Aug 15th and Aug 31st.  Spend $75.00 and get 4 stamp sets for just $5.00.  Now that is what I call a GREAT deal!!!!

Watch my Blog over the next week to check out the 3 layouts we will be creating at my Play Group/Workshop this month.  You will love them!  

July 27, 2011

Check out the new Idea Book

Close To My Heart
Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book and Catalog

 Here are just some of the highlights of this issue:
  • Chirp, chirp…Check out our new, exclusive CRICUT cartridge! The Cricut Art Philosophy Collection comes with a cartridge containing 700 images (font, shapes & 3-D items), 3 stamp sets, and 3 sets of Dimensional Elements that coordinate beautifully with the Cricut cartridge! – page 13
  • EIGHT gorgeous My Reflections Scrapbooking Kits…you’ll love the new look and feel of our kits as all of our B&T papers are now cardstock weight with two different prints on each sheet! That’s right, the paper has been beefed up, but…the price has slimmed down! - pages 16-61
  •  Over FORTY fun, new stamp sets! You’ll notice a few exciting changes:
  • LOWER PRICES on all stamp sets!
  • All sets are now shown at 100%
  • Stamp images that coordinate with the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge are outlined in red
  • A new Stamp of the Month Program makes it easier for you to get those sets each month!
  • Check out our all new Cardstock Shade Packs…Shade Packs consist of 4 sheets each of 3 harmonious colors  – page 9
  • Our new Complements line provides the perfect coordinates for some of our new My Reflections Kits…Canvas Shapes, Rub-Ons, Dimensional Elements – page 16, 28, & 46
  • Need a quick little album for a gift? Check out the all new Quick Pic Albums in a fun 6”x6” size – and two different colors! – page 122
  • Can’t get enough Embellishments? Neither can we, so we’ve added lots of new offerings – felt shapes, charms, corrugated shapes, jewels, bling, overlays, journaling spots, and more! Page 128
  • Add a little dimension to your projects with several new Dimensional Elements sets, many of which coordinate with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge! You’ll also love our redesigned Dimensional Elements Monograms featuring 6 brand new fonts! – page 130
  • Studio J is better than ever! Be sure to catch all the details on all the benefits of Studio J Membership – page 11
  • Our New Consultant Kit has been revamped and is not more affordable than ever at only $99! -pages 4-5
Call or Email me today to get your FREE copy of the new Idea Book!  All products, including retired and discounted items can be viewed by visiting my website at  Click on the Online Shopping link, place your order, and it will be delivered right to your door. How easy is that?!?!? Of course, you can still call or email me to place your order too!

Please note, this Fall CTMH will be transitioning my website to a different format and my web address will change. Watch my monthly newsletters for more info on these changes. Let me know if you need to be added to my newsletter list!

 Tricia Lovato, Independent Consultant

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Baby Gift for a Girl!

Here is a cute Banner that I made for my friend Kendra who just had a little girl named Lexi.  She is sending me a picture of where she hung it and then I will post that too.

I love these banners.  They come with 8 pieces and I use ribbon to tie them together.  I am planning on making one for each one of my kids rooms.