Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Close To My Heart November Blog Hop

It is that time again and I'm so glad you are here.  My home is under attack from Hurricane Sandy so I'm hoping this post gets up in time and you are able to hop along without any problems.  If you get lost along the way you can see the complete hop list at Kathleen's blog.

If you are coming from Angela's blog you are in the right place!

This month's Stamp Set is called Capture the Date and I love it!  

If you are unfamiliar with Close To My Heart's Stamp of the month program let me explain how it works.
You can get this stamp set one of two ways 
1.  Purchase it outright for $17.95 from November 1st through November 30th
2.  Purchase $50 worth of Close To My Heart products from your consultant or on my website and get this stamp set for only $5

I also have a personal special with this set:
* Spend $100 on my website and get this set for FREE
*Book and hold a qualifying party (book, home or on-line) and get this set for FREE
*Join my team this month and get this set for FREE

In addition to these specials Close To My Heart is challenging you to not only 
"Capture the Date" with this awesome stamp set
but also to
"Capture the Savings" by spending $50, getting the Stamp of the month for $5 and then getting any current stamp set at 50% off!


To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.

So here is my project - a card set and purse

This is what it looks like opened up 

Here is a close up of one of the cards

A detailed shot just for fun :)

I will be offering this set as a class this month for $20 
or spend $50 and get this card class and stamp of the month for $5  
This set will also be part of the Kit of the Month that you will hear more about next week
and you can purchase this kit on-line :)
I hope you are all staying safe in this storm and enjoying the blog hop :)
Don't forget about my giveaway still going on until November 5th!
Now it is time to hop on over to Brae's blog!
Happy Hopping & Crafting, 

Elizabeth Mindemann
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Canning Jar Lids = Pumpkin

I made this pumpkin using canning jar lids, a stick and scrapbook paper.  
Full tutorial is over at Crave Handmade :) Stop on over and say "hi".  


Happy Crafting,

Elizabeth Mindemann
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Lilla Rose Fabulous Flexi Showdown

I'm participating in Sarah Ive's Fabulous Flexi Showdown and would love it if you would come on over and help me win :)  I'm not sure when I'll be back on the internet as my family is currently dealing with Hurricane Sandy.

In my home with three young children I feel as if I prepare for Hurricane's every day of the week and at the end of the night these three precious "storms" leave their trail throughout my home.  This, however, is a storm of a different kind and we have been told by the electric company to expect power outages to last a week or longer.  So we wait . . .

Anyway, back to the showdown.  I'd like to win some of these great flexi's for my daughter and trust me they are amazing!  I've been seeing them all over the internet and finally broke down and bought three last time Sarah had a party.  She was offering new customers buy three get one free and guess what?!  She is offering that again!  Great great deal!

Here are a few of my favorites :)
Contemporary Flower 

Lovely Circle Stone Set

Want to check out some more?  I'd love to know what your favorite one is.  
Here are some more Great products from Lilla Rose 

Some details of this special (and super fun) event:
For every new customer Sarah is offering a Buy 3 Get 1 free promotion. Simply purchase 3 and e-mail Sarah at sarahevan5 @ aol .com regarding the 4th clip. Do you need more encouragement? Sarah's got it!! 

First, Sarah is doing a special giveaway JUST for folks who RSVP to the party. So go to the facebook party and  RSVP to cheer me on throughout the week then head over to 

As an added bonus, if you make a purchase during the week to support me you will get an additional 25 entries in to the giveaway!!

Now here is one more fun surprise!! The top two *largest* customer purchases during the week will win an item from It's a Blessing-- Sarah will post photos of the items that you can win! 
Here's the link to the Etsy shop: 

So when you place an order through the OFFICIAL PARTY LINK you might want to make it a big ‘un! 
Think teachers gifts, Christmas gifts, birthdays, to add to their personal collection or start one! 
Again, the two biggest guest orders win!

So head on over to the BIG EVENT and tell Sarah I sent you.
See you Thursday if my power is back :)

GO TEAM Elizabeth :) !


Elizabeth Mindemann
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Crafter's Dream - Close To My Heart Style

                                                 My Merry Messy Life: A Crafter's Dream Giveaway #ACraftersDream

Are your photo's stuck in your computer?  I once heard someone speak about scrapbooking and she said, "Mama's don't let your babies grow up to be jpegs" - lol  I love that!  I have so many photos of my children on my computer that I think "someday I'm going to put them into a scrapbook page or photo book".  If you are anything like me you want to keep reading!  Today I have the perfect giveaway for you.  A beautiful scrapbook kit that will help you get those photos off of your computer and into a photo album.  No more jpeg babies :)

I'm so excited to be able to participate in A Crafter's Dream giveaway
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This giveaway is a Christmas, crafting, and supporting small business theme! The purpose is to help you with your Christmas shopping and holiday crafting needs!  Each blogger is offering her/his own giveaway worth $25 or more going on now through Sunday, November 4, 2012.

I am so excited to not only be able to participate in this event as an independent consultant with Close To My Heart but also as a Mama who works her business from home.  However, nothing excites me more than being able to promote - and shop - from other small business websites!  What a better time to be supporting our economy, products and businesses made and run in the USA, and meet some new friends along the way than at Christmas!

With Christmas being just around the corner, and the time to start crafting our gifts for friends and family is now! Some of the blogs in the giveaway group will be giving away some awesome crafting supplies! Sometimes we want to give a handmade gift, but just don't have the time or know-how to make them ourselves. This is a great opportunity to support small businesses and shops who offer handmade items! Some of the blogs in our giveaway group will be highlighting such small businesses and offering giveaway items for them, as well. Even if you don't win the giveaway, we hope that you will keep these small businesses in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your special someone.

My Giveaway:  Pear & Partridge Scrapbook Kit (comes with all the necessary supplies to make two 2-page layouts plus extras for another layout, cards or other paper craft - including embellishments, exclusive stamp set, and papers)

For those of you who want to keep your Christmas memories all in one place or make a scrapbook layout to put into a 12x12 frame to give as a gift to your family you are going to love my giveaway!  Do you know friends or family members who love to scrapbook - give this kit away as a gift for them and check off another person from your list.

There are many other gift options from Close To My Heart for the holiday season
like the Christmas Card kit

or mini albums (example shown above) made using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge!  

Lots of options for the creative person on your shopping list :)
Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter for this giveaway
**Reminder I NEVER require you to follow my blog to be eligible to win any giveaway - I want you here because you want to be here :)  That being said I would love it if you found my blog worth reading and wanted to follow along - I'd love to have you!!**

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now you can hop from blog to blog entering as many giveaways as you want!

Check out the event facebook page for photos of all the different giveaways :)
Happy Hopping & Crafting, 

Elizabeth Mindemann
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