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Monday, November 22, 2010

A Little MORE Thanks!! Great Deals in NOVEMBER

I LOVE the Holidays!  I LOVE how I always feel more grateful this time of year, I always have a strong desire in November to be grateful and to send out thank you cards to tell everyone THANKS! 

That's why if you are like me then you will like Close To My Heart's November campaign.  It's a "Little MORE Thanks"

Why will you like it?  Because when you place a minimum order of $100/$117.50, you'll receive the November Stamp of the Month set for free, PLUS you can choose one more stamp set from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book for free

This campaign gives you the versatile Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, that you'll use year-round for thank-you cards and notes, PLUS your choice of another stamp set, size A through D*. Select a birthday set, a Christmas set, a friendship set, a baby set—whatever your heart desires! 

I chose this set: Made with Love and it was FREE!!!!

We've really tailored the campaign to suit your own style and needs, whether you're a scrapbooker, cardmaker, or papercrafter. It's our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you this giving season!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Close To My Heart Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Christmas Stamps

Welcome to Paper Crafting Princess and to the Close To My Heart Product Spotlight blog hop.  

If you came here from Luisa's blog then you are in the right place.

The blog hop is featuring Christmas Stamps and I have two samples below for your viewing pleasure.  Please leave a comment!  I LOVE to hear from visitors. 

Have a WONDERFUL day!

I used the CHRISTMAS STORY stamp set for this card.  This is a GREAT set (I LOVE IT!!!)  and it's PERFECT for Christmastime!

For this card I embossed the tree from HOLIDAY WARMTH with sparkley green embossing powder and added "ornaments" with Cranberry bitty brads.

The envelope is a CD/DVD paper envelope.  I placed a Christmas DVD inside of the card and slipped the card and DVD into the envelope and VOILA a gift AND card all-in-one!

I hope you will find some wonderful inspiration for your Christmas crafting on the blog hop.

Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas - if I don't see you again before that.

ADELINE is next.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chocolate - but I can't choose just one

Let's pretend we're playing Jeopardy and that the title of this post is the "answer" and now here's the "question":

What is my FAVORITE Close To Me Heart product?

(do you remember my answer?  look up there at my title.)

Yep Chocolate. . . .do you want some clarification?

Alright, I will indulge you, Chocolate INK and the large Chocolate Alphabet stamps.  BUT DON'T USE THEM TOGETHER!!!  You might get a chocolate overdose!  What am I saying?  Everyone knows its impossible to overdose on chocolate.  ;-)

Want some chocolate of your own?  Shop here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I need your help - A Little MORE Thanks

I've been thumbing through my own Idea Book trying to make up my mind!!  I can't decide which EXTRA stamp set to get for free when I place an order this month.

ANY SUGGESTIONS!?!  Do you have a favorite stamp set?

This month if you place an order of $100 or more not only will you receive the Stamp of the Month for FREE - you can ALSO CHOOSE ANY free stamp set of you choice!  (some exceptions)

It's a promotion called "A Little MORE Thanks"

Basically, spend $100 and receive $150 worth of product.

It's a great way to try Close to my Heart.

If you are going to order and you're new to Close to my Heart, here are a few of my favorites:

REFLECTIONS: It's a book of 100 patterns for scrapbook page layouts.

If you like card making you may want to try:

ORIGINALS a book of BEAUTIFUL card patterns.

CHOCOLATE ALPHABET STAMP - I love to use this stamp set for large titles or monograms - my FAVORITE alphabet stamp!!

CHOCOLATE INK - very versatile!  Dark enough for your stamping to show up and a GREAT color for distressing.  If you are going to have only one ink pad , I suggest this one.

2" x 3 1/2 " CLEAR BLOCK - this size is very versatile AND it's first block I bought!  It's just big enough to hold ALMOST any size of stamps.


OLIVIA - Level 1 Kit - if you are new to scrapbooking I would start with a Level 1 kit.  The pages are PRE-PRINTED so all you have to do is add your pictures and journalling and embellishments and VOILA you are done!  I LOVE Level 1 kits.  OLIVIA is new this season and PERFECT for Fall.

Want a Christmas look?  Try  MISTLETOE papers kits.

I hope you find something you like.  Please contact me if I can help you with anything:
traci at tracilaw dot com

Monday, November 8, 2010

And the CardSwaps Winner is . . . .. ?

Thanks to EVERYONE who visited and left a comment!  What a Fun blog hop.  I hope I get to participate in the future.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single comment. . . and read all of them at least twice.  :-)

So. .. I used to find a winner. .I entered in the number of comments (54) and randomly choose number 4 Mrs. Jones from the Circus . . . So number 4 you are the winner!!!  You can email me at
"traci at traci law dot com"  I hope my email address makes sense.

Have a GREAT DAY to EVERYONE!!  I hope to see you again REAL soon!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Card Swaps: Sugar Crash Blog Hop and online Crop

Welcome to my blog! 

For those of you who don't know me yet, my name is Traci.  I am an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant and I am THRILLED to be a Guest Card Maker for the CardSwaps Sugar Crash Blog Hop.

I am so happy that you are visiting today.  Are you ready for some fun?  I sure hope so.

My Christmas Memories

I LOVE this time of year!  It always reminds of special times of my life.  Some memories are magical - like Christmas Caroling in Sun Valley Idaho, some are bittersweet - like going to my grandma's funeral just a few days before Christmas.  But the message of Christmas always fills my heart with joy!  I think back to when I was about 8 years old and there was a new family that moved into our neighborhood.  They really didn't have much and my family wasn't rich, but we never went without.  I remember my mom washed and ironed some of our Sunday dresses that didn't fit anymore and carefully put them in a box.  It was our plan to to secretly leave them on this family's doorstep - and since they were new in the area they wouldn't know who the dresses had belonged to.  We drove to their home and I don't remember who put the box on their doorstep, I just remember how fast we got out of there!!  And I do remember how warm my heart felt every time I saw one of those little girls wearing one of the Sunday dresses we had given to them.  It's funny how when you give a gift you receive the most!

Sugar Crash "Peace on Earth" Christmas Card
And this is my card:

The tree is from the stamp set: D1376 Holiday Warmth 
The papers are from the Jingle Paper Packet
and the ribbon is Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon.

I embossed the tree and text with a green glittery embossing powder.  The sparkley "ornaments" are Twinkle brads.

All products are from Close To My Heart and you can buy them HERE.
Blog Hop
ALRIGHT!!  Are you ready for more hopping?  If you came here from Jane's Blog   then you are on the right path.  If you haven't done so already you will want to visit my good friend Lora's Blog  so you don't miss any of the fun (You should START AT LORA'S so you don't miss anything).  When you are done on my blog you can go to Angelina's Blog. HAVE FUN!

There are 17 stops (see list below) on today's blog hop and you really should visit ALL OF THEM!!  WHY?!?  Well you wouldn't want to miss out on a chance to win a prize would  you?  Or you wouldn't want to miss FREEBIES!  There are some sketches and digital images FOR FREE!  So don't miss out!

All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog and you will be eligible to win the prize on that blog!

We like to hear your nice thoughts, too. (Who doesn't LOVE comments? not me!) We LOVE IT! Please say hi! I don't bite.


I am giving away a mini-stamp set called Memories, so versatile, you can use it ALL YEAR ROUND!

The set includes two leaves, one acorn, and the word "Memories"

If you like what you see, then feel free to FOLLOW MY BLOG.

You are invited to participate in the Sugar Crash Crop at CardSwaps, too. There are 10 challenges to be posted over the next 3 days (November 4-6, 2010) and EVERY challenge will have a winner. What’s the prize, you ask? A paper crafts books from CardMaker Magazine!! PLUS, one lucky crop participant will win a card making kit that makes 50 cards!!!! It’s very cool… you MUST play along.
You have until 11:59PM CST, November 6, 2010, to post your comment on the blogs on the hop (that includes mine, please! Everyone that comments on my blog will be entered in to the drawing for a prize from me. In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the Sugar Crash Crop go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed projects by 11:59PM CST, November 8, 2010. There are prizes to win there, too!


Carolyn King (Guest Designer) -
Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks - Guest Designer) -
YOU ARE HERE: Traci (Guest Cardmaker) -
Tami Mayberry (Guest Designer) -
Natalie (Chi Chi Memories - Guest Designer) -