Close To My Heart is celebrating an anniversary in 2009 — but you get the gifts! That’s right — our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton marks 25 years as a leader and innovator in the stamping business, and to celebrate, they're giving all stamp purchasers a fabulous gift! When you spend $25 US in My Acrylix® stamps (K-size customized, Stamp of the Month, and any discounted retired sets excluded), you’ll receive a totally cool, custom-designed B-size stamp set, appropriately titled “Good Times.” It’s a celebration-themed set, with a variety of fun party icons and sentiments like “let’s party” and “hip hip hooray” that are oh, so versatile. This is a must have set!!!! Available only thru the end of the month :)
Visit my website HERE to see what the stamp set looks like. Additionally, you can place your order thru there or send me an email or phone call and I'll get you all set up!!!! Let's make birthday cards!!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 9:00 AM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Wow... over a week since my last post, sorry! I started a new job on Monday and worked everyday training. Normally I will only be working 3 days though. I am really liking it :) Anyways... lots of CTMH things going on this month!!!
First up is the Stamp of the Month - Easter Eggs!!! They are so fun to play with :)
I joined a CTMH swap (consultants only) and here are all the beautiful cards I recieved back... Credit goes to the following ladies - Denise Quinlan, Jen Rubio, Laura Canup, Starr Nelson, Penny Gallegos, Nancy Kearsley, Jan Dagley, Heather Roers, Stacey Gibbs, Adeline Brill, Addie Ebersohl and myself. Enjoy! LMK if you have any questions!!!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 2:52 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today I worked on a digi layout... I saw Mandisa back in June and had the inspiration to do a layout today... my current printer is pissing me off so I decided to do a digi one - still had issues with my lack of knowledge but I came up with this using a template :)
What do you think? Please leave comments - I'm not sure I like it...
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 6:08 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hello! I've been working on this little wall hanging for a few days... I really wanted to print out some pictures to adhere to the 3x3 squares prior to posting this but I haven't taken any lately of my love and I that I really like so I'll have to go out this weekend and take some :) BUT I wanted to show the wall hanging because the paper and some of the stamps are only available thru CTMH till January 31st!!! I used the Key to My Heart Paper Pack again... I love the flourishy designs and the colors :) Additionally, I used Chipboard letters and covered them with Tulip cardstock and stamped on them with the corner flourish in the KTMH set. Also used some bling, colonial white buttons and the sentiment on the bottom "anything for you" is from the Priceless Love Word Puzzle... love this set and hope to make a few samples using it soon!!!
*** Would you love a wall hanging like this but don't have the time to make one? I can make you one with any saying and/or colors.... just send me an email :)
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 11:22 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yeah! I am finally getting back into a routine :) Yesterday afternoon I made these Valentine/Love cards using the Mojo Monday Sketch found HERE. I love how it turned out!!! I used the CTMH promotion Key to my Heart paper pack and size E stamp set that runs thru the end of the month (see a few posts down for more info, order today!)... I have been dying to use it as its been sitting in a box for 2 weeks!!! What do you think?
CTMH Key to My Heart paper pack & stamp set
CTMH Exclusives Ink - Chocolate, Tulip and Juniper
CTMH mini brads - Tulip, Juniper and Sorbet
Cuttlebug swirly embossing folder (under key on sorbet cardstock)
*** Do you love this card and would like to give it to your loved ones for Valentines? Or something similar??? Only $2 per card - Order now :) email@example.com
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 11:01 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
So... today I went to Hobby Lobby. Now that I am 15 minutes away its turning into a weekly trip... anyways, I went to buy a few things that I needed to make a Valentine project that I will be starting in a week or so and decided to see if they had the Cuttlebug in stock. Yes, you guessed it - they did and I bought it!!! There was even a nice lady that gave me her coupon as she had mulitiple in her wallet :) I wouldn't have bought it without the coupon so I am so glad she offered!!! I will be playing with her tomorrow. I did buy one embossing folder and she did come with a few but they weren't very cool. Where you do you buy your embossing folders? Do you know of any online stores that are having a sale on them??? Please share!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 5:23 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
So... did you know in downtown Cumming, GA there is a Tyson Chicken Plant? Well, they have a "discount" store (scary I know!) where you can buy 20lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $29!!!! What a great deal :) This week - while my mom is still here helping me - I decided to check it out... I guess they periodically have other things as well but I just wanted to try the ckn breasts and make some premade meals (like Dinner Done) to have in the freezer so I can just pop them in the oven. So, I defrosted 3 of the 4 bags (it came in 4 bags, 5lbs each). This is what I made with it...
(3) Quart size freezer bags cut up in bite size/stir fry size
(1) Quart size freezer bag cut up in bite size/stir fry and seasoned in taco spices
(2) 5x8 aluminum pans of chicken tenders coated with italian seasoning and parmasean
(1) 5x8 aluminum pan of chicken tenders coated with honey mustard and panko
(2) 5x8 aluminum pans of Buffalo Chicken tenders
(2) 5x8 aluminum pans of Feta & Spinach Chicken breasts
(3) 5x8 aluminum pans of Chicken Enchilada Casserole
(2) Chicken Pot Pies using 9" Pie Crusts
Additionally, we bought a pork loin and cut it into 8 pork chops and I covered them with Brie and Dijon mustard (yum) and packaged them 2 in a pan - 4 more meals... and last week we made up 3 large pans of Shephards Pie for my cousins high school Robotics Club meeting so I made a few of those in smaller containers from my freezer as well!!! So... my freezer in the basement/workshop area is starting to fill up!!!
Thanks to Jenn also for giving me directions and the hours to the Tyson place :)
Enjoy - here are a few pics too of my freezer and of the beautiful Ckn Pot Pies
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 2:47 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Close to My Heart is proud to announce National Papercrafting Month — a January sensation that celebrates all the amazing things you can create with paper and a little creativity. And to make it even more fun, we're offering a fantastic kit that will enhance every one of your projects.
The gorgeous new Key to My Heart Level 2 paper packet features all of our luscious new exclusive colors: Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet, and Creme Brulee. The packet is accompanied by the awesome new E-size My Acrylix(R) Key to My Heart stamp set brimming with elegant, charming designs.
This beautiful combo is available through January 31 OR while supplies last. It can be yours at a substantial savings, or even FREE! You may purchase this gorgeous kit for $47.90; or when you order $75 you may purchase it for just $20; or purchase $130 and you will receive it FREE!
What's more, if you join Close To My Heart between January 1–31, you'll receive the kit FREE in your New Consultant Kit. Enjoy National Paper Crafting Month!
Additionally, don't forget about the Stamp of the Month for January!!! Available only in January AND don't forget you can earn it FREE with a $100 purchase :)
To order, visit http://www.adriane.myctmh.com/, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call (813)966-1308.
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 9:04 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009
Okay... I broke down and decided to order some Copics!!! I read that Oozak.com was a good place to order and has free shipping at $50 - they don't have a lot of colors in stock when I ordered but since I am starting at scratch it didn't matter :) So, I started my collection with 13 colors. I am so excited to play with them!!! Do you use Copics? What are your favorite colors and how do you store them!?!?!?
I have had company since 12/26 and I think my mom is staying till around 1/20 so not sure when I will get to play but I will be ready when the opportunity arises... in the meantime we have been getting a lot of things done around our new house :) Today we went to a lighting store and I am replacing every fixture in the living room, dining room, entry way, kitchen table light, hallway lights and even the light in the guest bathroom and the 2 fans in the living room - they are going to make a huge difference once they are up... now to decide on a new couch and a paint color...
Well, gotta run - out for Mexican tonight!!!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 5:08 PM
Monday, December 22, 2008
Hello! I am back!!! Sorry for the long non-posting period. I just got to unpack my scrapbook room yesterday... and today in the mail this adorable stamp showed up and I had to ink her up! Her name is Nurse Anya and she is from Pink Poison. I am so glad to be back in my little scraproom! So, today is Mojo Monday... Here is my card I made. You can view the sketch HERE.
Paper - CTMH, Perfect Day, Cocoa and Colonial White
Sticker - CTMH, the scallop border is from the Perfect Day MyStickese
Ink - CTMH, cocoa & tulip
Stamp - Pink Poison, Nurse Anya & CTMH, Smile is from Thoughtful Seasons
I also used Prismacolor pencils to color her in - Rouge, Jasmin & Beige
Enjoy! Additionally, these cards are for sale at $2 each and can be made with different background paper. Also, I have the Kokoyo Adhesive Permanent refills available for sale at $5 each. And if you don't have a recent CTMH catalog LMK and I can get you one. Please email me at email@example.com for more information :)
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 6:19 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
So, last night DH and I went to a Borders Bookstore in Marietta to try to win tickets to Miracle on Peachtree - a FREE concert with David Cook and a few others... I really want to go, but didn't win the tickets. There are a few more places this week to try to win them so I might check them out and try again. Anyways, a few hours before we left for Borders I found out that Rachel Ray was going to be there signing her Big Orange Book Cookbook so we left earlier to buy a few books - got a ticket with a number on it then had to wait for our ticket number to be called before we could get in line... 4 1/2 hours later we left Borders! She was very nice but could tell her hands were getting tired of signing so many books - probably about 1500!!! The books and tickets sold out :) Here are a few pictures from last night...
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 9:38 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hello! I have been working on this one for a few days... this is the first lesson from Jessica Spragues Digi in Deep! Let me tell you the tag & ribbon was a little challenging but I think I pulled it off :) What do you think? Let me a comment!!!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 6:24 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
I miss my scrapbook supplies! Our moving journey is going very slow, we hope to move into our new house late next week! But, I wish I could play with my scrapbook stuff today... I recieved the new Spring 2009 CTMH catty this week and there is some really nice things, I can't wait to share!!! Anyways, since I can't participate in the challenges and such that I miss dearly... I decided to make a digi page :) I haven't done digi layouts in months and simply needed some refreshing. I took Jessica Spragues classes this past year and so I decided to pick back up where I left off... still a few classes behind, LOL. Anyways, here is my layout I made from our afternoon at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin (from February) I am still working on my digi book from that trip :) I think this is page 10 & 11... Anyways, enjoy!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 2:56 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yeah! I had time to squeeze in another sketch before we move!!! This is the Mojo Monday sketch that can be found HERE.
I have been trying to use up some of my CTMH papers (new ones are coming soon!) so, these cards I used the Boom-Di-Ada paper pack, my Stickease are used for the scallopped bottom and the tag, hollyhock twill and colonial white twill were used behind the tag and a hollyhock concho and garden green brad were used in the tags. Additionally I stamped Happy Birthday using Octobers SOM - Annotations in Barn Red ink, I also distressed the edges using the Barn Red ink. Enjoy!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 4:44 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yesterday I was in the mood for some soup - probably because of our little Florida coldsnap... which is preparing us for the coldness of Atlanta... I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com for this Slower Cooker Chicken Taco Soup and made it last night - I took this picture after I added some cheese, chips and sour cream... YUMMY!!!!
You can find the recipe HERE
As always check out Blessed with Grace's Blog for more yummy recipes!
Posted by Adriane Kelly Winchester at 9:12 AM