Monday, September 3, 2018

Been Missing....

Hello there,

Sorry, I have been missing for a year.  With all of the changes to Blogger, I was blocked from my account until today.  There are so many new and wonderful things happening with me and Close to My Heart.

First, my son will be a freshman in college.  He starts his new adventure tomorrow.  I'm so happy and proud of him.  Here's hoping he loves college.

Next, my husband will have a new job and he starts that new adventure tomorrow also.  He will be teaching middle school special education students.  I look forward to him coming home and telling me all about his day.

Lastly, my teaching job is the same but my Close to My Heart business is up and running.  One new thing is I will be offering special project kits to those who purchase the stamp of the month from my website.  Also the new book is live and is FABULOUS!!!!  And I have many new workshops coming your way. Give me a  call or email for dates and details.

Come find me on Facebook and ask to join my private group Keep Those Scissors Flying Customer/Friends group.  There I have been doing Live videos with demonstrations.

Hopefully, I will be able to keep this blog up and operating, now that I am back in.

hugs, Holly

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sorry....been missing

I'm sorry I have been missing for so long.  The day to day life of a teacher, wife, mom, and crafter  has gotten in my way of blogging.  So much to tell you and so little time to do so.

Well, convention is over but it was in Utah back in June.  We got a tour of the home office, saw Jeanette, learned a ton of great information, and created some amazing artwork.  There may be a drawing coming in August for some of the layouts we did at convention.  While there, all of the consultant present raised over $44,000 for Operation Smile.  We held an auction of artwork, had a chance to purchase a special bracelet, and some of us did the 5K at the Capitol of Utah.  Pretty amazing what a group of ladies can do!!!!!

Some of the Keep Those Scissors Flying Team that got up early for the 5K.  Don't we look cute in our tutus?
The professional photo in front of the home office.

Now that I am home, and new product is coming in daily, classes are being designed for City Coffeehouse monthly card and scrap class.  Watch Facebook for up to date class information.  Here are the August classes that are coming to City Coffeehouse...
Thinking of You card class on August 10

Layout #1 for Jack scrapbooking class on August 17.

Layout #2 for Jack scrapbooking class on August 17.
Layout #3 for Jack scrapbooking class on August 17.

I would love for you to join us for class.  Card class is unless on the first Thursday of the month but due to the Allen Park Street that week, class is moved to the second Thursday.  Call me if you are interested in class.  Scrapbook class is on the third Thursday of the month.  For scrapbook class you need to be registered and prepaid, so I have the time to get the products from Close to My Heart in Utah and cut the projects for you.  Email me if you have any questions.

Until next time...
Hugs, Holly

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Whole New Year of Crafting

Happy New Year!!!!!!

There is so much to share about Close to My Heart, that I don't know where to begin.  There is a new Seasonal Expressions booklet, that has 4 new paper collections.  They are amazing!!!  There are many new stamp sets and thin cut bundles.
Sugar Rush

Dreamin' Big

Hello Lovely

Some Kinda Wonderful

There will be some new workshops and classes coming this year.  The All Occasion Card Extravaganza is back!!!!  If you have any questions about it please email me.  This is just 4 of the cards that will be available for you to make.
During the month of January, there is a great home decor kit for you.  This wreath is stunning!!!  There are many ways you can get your own...purchase for $18.95, place a $60 order and get it for free, also host a gathering in January and have over $250 in sales to get it for free, or become a consultant in January  and get it for free also.

Please watch Facebook for upcoming classes and workshops!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Holidays are almost upon us...

        With the Holidays slowly coming upon us, are you ready with your Christmas cards?  Did you know I host a card class and scrapbook class once a month at City Coffeehouse in Allen Park?  We meet on the first Thursday of the month for cards and the third Thursday for scrapbook class.  These classes must be prepaid before attending.  Also the Scrapbook classes need to be prepaid and registered on time.  I order the product from Close to My Heart and need the time for the products to get shipped and then cut for you.  During these classes I use Close to My Heart products.  This is a perfect time for you to try out the products and learn new techniques.  I would love for you to join us in a class.  If you have any questions you can email me.

       Here are some of the upcoming classes for November at Coffeehouse...

Here are the upcoming classes and a workshop for December...

There will be one more layout using the Oh Deer! paper collection, however I am not quite done with the designing of it.
hugs, Holly

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Back from Convention...

Well, I am back from Convention in Disney World.  Close to My Heart really does know how to put on a great presentation.  There was so much laughter and excitement in the air!!!    So much to tell you but I will have to wait till August for many of the big reveals...

 My roommates and I arrived on Tuesday and went right to Animal Kingdom for the day!!  We had such a blast!!  The actual convention started on Thursday, but I attended Leadership day on Wednesday.  Boy, did I learn a ton about building a team.  On Thursday, the Home Office, put on an amazing show.  The skits were built off of the movie Inside Out.  Monica, Brian, Jill, and Kristine were in Jeanette's imagination.  And of course the at lunch was the big reveal of the new Annual Idea Book!!  Many changes are coming but you will have to wait till August to find out...(hehehe).  Friday was filled with business classes and creative classes, followed up by going to Epcot.  Saturday was more business classes and creative class.  I still need to finish all of the artwork.  Looks like I will be working on it in the coming weeks.

Here are a few pictures from Disney...convention pictures are still on my camera.

Here is a picture of our card class for July.

This is the  upcoming City Coffeehouse scrapbook class.  Class will be on July 21st.

I would love for you to join my team and we can go to convention together next June in Utah!!

hugs, Holly

Friday, April 22, 2016 Fundamentals!!!!

Have you ever tried the Fundamentals Paper Collection before?  This paper is side has tone on tone embossing patterns and the other side has the color and white as the same pattern.  You can use this awesome paper to make cards and scrap pages.

The next scrap class at Coffeehouse will be featuring one of the Fundamental collections.
This class will be so much fun...fundamentals!!!  Contact me if you would like to join us for class, on May 19, 2016.

hugs, Holly

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Help Wanted!!!!!!!

      Have you ever thought..."I really like paper crafting and would love to get a discount on your supplies."?  Well, I have an answer for you...

                         Join Close to My Heart and the Keep Those Scissors Flying team!!!!

      Close to My Heart has really changed my life.  The benefits are fabulous.  And now is really the time to sign up.  The kit is $75.00 and you will get $50 in Select Product Credit, that you can spend right away.  Then when you have placed $350 in orders in your first month, Close to My Heart will give you a FREE Cricut Cartridge of your choice or $100 in Select Product Credit.

                 If you would like more information or would like to join my team, let me know.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


  Have you heard....

Close to My Heart is having the super sale known as Stampaganza!!!!!!

This is a FABULOUS sale!  When you purchase 2 stamp sets you get a third of equal or lesser value for FREE!!!!  This is one of my favorite sales.  You really don't want to miss out on the awesomeness of the sale.

Also during the month of March you can order the adorable Stamp of the Month...Sunshine Birdies.

The upcoming classes from April are super won't want to miss them.  On April 7, 2016, we will be making 3 Adult Birthday cards at City Coffeehouse

Then on April 21st., we will be working with the Regatta paper collection at our next Scrapbook Class at City Coffeehouse.

Finally at the end of April... April 30th. I will be hosting a workshop at my house using the Beautiful You Picture My Life cards to create 12 elegant cards.

Take advantage of the March special and get some great stamp sets and then use these sets to create some awesome projects in April at the different classes.
hugs, Holly

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spring is in the Air...

The snow is flying again but I am hoping that Spring will be here soon...the Groundhog said it would be early.  With Spring flying around in my head...I was able to create some upcoming classes that are very Spring influenced.  The March 3rd. card class at City Coffeehouse will feature 3 adorable Easter Treat Holders.  Then the March 17th. scrapbook class at City Coffeehouse will feature the Georgie paper collection but with a twist.  I would love for you to join me for a class or two.  You will get some great projects done and ready for your use.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Share the Love...

   It is almost February...

That means a new month, new classes, and a new campaign.  The new campaign that will start on February 1st. is AMAZING!!!!!!!!  The Share the Love campaign will benefit Operation Smiles.  Here is the best part of this campaign...for every stamp set that is sold, $7.00 of the set will go to Operation Smiles.  One surgery costs $240.00.  I would love for all of you to get a set so we can pay for one Smile.

I am asking my team also to sell at least 3 sets so my team will pay for one Smile also.

This set is so cute......

Here are a few cards I made with the set.  The top two were designed by my friend Jean, and I just tweaked them to use the Regatta paper and colors.

I would love to see what you create with this set.  Please email or message me with your creations after you get this AWESOME set.