Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December specials!

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 water intake, 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

If you love mason jars as much as me, you'll love the December Stamp of the Month!  It's super cute and only available for a few more weeks!  It's only $5 with an order of $50 or more.  You can also order it alone for $17.95, but only during the month of December!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July has a great special for all you Close to My Heart fans!!  All the Hostess Rewards stamp sets that you see in the front of the catalogs are available to purchase until the end of July!  Normally these stamp sets are only for rewards to those who host a gathering or workshop.  But this month, if you place an order for $25 or more, you qualify to purchase one of these adorable sets for only $5!!  There are some really cute ones that I'm sure you'll want to scoop up! Just let me know if you would like to place an order, or order directly from my website HERE at anytime!
The pictures in this post are just some of the Hostess stamps sets or of cute cards made with them. Hostess sets in the smaller Seasonal Expressions catalogs also qualify.

Monday, June 1, 2015

During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 catalog, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer romance rolling today!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Big Blog Sale!

Just Because card kit $8
 I've been an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart for 6 years now!  I've accumulated quite a surplus of stamping & scrapbooking supplies! I moved my craft room, which forced me to go through everything! I have many "never been used" items as well as plenty of "gently loved" items that I'd like to sell.  If you see something you are interested in, let me know by sending me an email! Follow the link then scroll to the bottom of the page & click to send me a message. Please include your zip code so I can calculate actual shipping charges. I will be using PayPal for payment & will ship only within the U.S.
Sizzix Flower Embosslit $3
Cuttlebug Embossing & Die Set $4

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder $4

Cuttlebug Embossing border folders set $4

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder $4

Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge $18

Vanilla Cream ink pad $4

My Acrylix Organizer stamp case. Holds 15 stamp sets. 1 used $8 and 1 new in shrink wrap $10

Used stamps: A1093 Genuine Fun $3 A1102 A Posy $3 B1205 Little Builder B1205 $4 B1277 Hello Friend $4

Used: B1340 Best Friends $4 C1264 Lovely Daisy $4 D1098 Get-A-Way $5 D1115 Princess $6

Used: D1217 Free Spirit $6  D1359 Comments $6 D1372 Grown w/Love $6  D1373 Childhood Portrait $6

Gently used Double Stamp Sets. Top: CC1020 It's Your Day $8, Bottom:  CC1014

Gently loved: D1427 Tasty Treats $6

Very hard to find set. Only 1 stamp gently used. Build-a-Robot C1038 $18

New stamps: A1093 Genuine Fun $4, A1117 A Typeface $4, B1182 Let it Snow $5, B1315 Code It $5

New stamps: C1221 Choo Choo Train $6, C1366 Fringed Phrases $6, C1422 Unity $6, C1438 Tea Time $6

New stamps: C1560 Wintry Wishes $8, C1568 The Party is On $8, D1261 Simple Beauty $8, D1406 True Friends $8

New: D1422 Wonderful Friend $8, D1454 Sensational Season $8. Bottom 2 are from the Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge bundle D1497 & D1498. I'm selling as a set for $14.

New D1558 Washi Wonder $10

New: S1209 Fall Favorites $6, S1302 Home Sweet Home $6, S1308 A Chocolate Affair $6, S1305 Pinwheel $6

I will be adding accessories, paper packets, page kits, and other items over the next few days!

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's August already and I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by!!  I'm really excited for today because there are so many great things happening in the world of Close to My Heart!

First of all, the gorgeous new catalog is live as of this morning!  There are so many great new products in it that I keep finding new things every time I look through it!  Please let me know if you want to get your one in your hands.

In second place is the great campaign that is pictured above called Picture Perfection!  Close to My Heart has some great new Picture My Life collections and if you order some this month you get a great deal on the page protectors that the cards fit into.  I really love the new Chalk It Up line - that's because I have a thing for chalkboards ;)  I am really fascinated by this new way of scrapbooking and I hope it will help me to get caught up on the years of pictures that need to get into albums.  I think I will always do traditional layouts, but sometimes they seem overwhelming. This way of placing pictures and cards into pockets seems so do-able in my crazy busy life!

I am thirdly excited about the upcoming year with Close to My Heart. Since our catalog is now published once a year, there will be special campaigns and seasonal product brochures throughout the year.  It will be interesting to see what is to come!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Stamp of the Month!

For some ideas on how to use the July Stamp of the Month, watch the video above!  After you fall in love with it, grab your catalog and make a list of the items you can't live without!  Check out the list of retiring items - they are only available until July 31st  or while supplies last!

Also, several beloved colors will be retiring at the end of the month as well: Buttercup (one of my favorites), Twilight, Sky, Creme Brulee, and Blush.  Ink pads, re-inkers, and cardstock will only be available while supplies last and history has taught me that they will be gone very soon!!

An order of $50 or more gets you the Stamp of the Month for only $5!! An alphabet stamp set for only $5!!

Another note:  several items will see a price increase with the new Idea Book & Catalog, which goes into effect on August 1st.  This includes ink pads, the plastic organizer bins w/handles, and several other items.  I will post a list or a link to a list as soon as possible!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What's New with Perky Paper?

Back in February I signed a tiny little lease for a potting table inside GinGilli's Vintage Home in Geyserville, CA.  I've always been wondering if I could make a little business selling my handmade cards and this seemed like a great opportunity to try it!  The past few months that's what I've been working on - neglecting my blog and occasionally my household responsibilities! ;)  My creative mind quickly bypassed the card idea and went to all sorts of things: painting little items with chalk paint, finding & reselling small collectibles, sewing items to sell, etc.  My cards seem to be a consistently selling item, so I really need to focus back on that.  "Do one thing and do it well" comes to mind.

My other very consistent seller are my photo booth props.  Mustaches, glasses, top hats, and ties made of paper and mounted on sticks.  Simple but so fun! Saturday I was at the shop and a lady was there showing the shop keeper her phone. "There's Perky Paper right now!" the shop keeper said.  The lady then told me how she had purchased a top hat & tie from my space and used them in a photo shoot.  She said it was really fun and the pictures turned out great!  I was so glad to know that my little props were used to capture someone's fun personality!