Birthdays for cats

My cats, Dooney and Bourke, turn two today. Put their favorite food out this morning, gave them some crunchy treats this afternoon, they’ve chased the red dot, received as much petting and cuddling as they will allow and are now taking nap number 6 (or 7) for the day. Not a bad way to spend your birthday.

LIMITED TIME OFFER – 20% off Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut® Collections

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price ($99). Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790)
Cricut® Artbooking Collection (Z1906)
Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017)

Take advantage of this special pricing on a Christmas gift for the special crafter you know or it makes a perfect From Me To Me gift as well.

Order yours online here or email me to get yours today.

Technically Breakfast

Just got home from a weekend casino crawl in Cincinnati with a friend.  I wouldn’t necessarily say we had great luck but I think we both managed to stretch our budgeted funds long enough to play both days – nobody had to go back to the room early and watch tv anyway, and more importantly we had a great time.

Technically breakfast

We didn’t want to leave Cincy without some local flavor so we stopped at Skyline Chili for breakfast; yes, I said breakfast.  According to the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary at – Breakfast is the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning.  It was our first meal of the day and it was before noon.  And breakfast was good.

Coming December 1st: Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book

New products available for order from December 2014 – March 2015.  Paper packets,  Workshops on the Go® Kits,  Stamps,  Accessories and more.  Here’s a sneak peak.

Workshops on the Go® Hopscotch Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Hopscotch Scrapbooking Kit
Seasonal Expressions cover, featuring Cut Above™ Valentine Treat Bag
Seasonal Expressions cover, featuring Cut Above™ Valentine Treat Bag

Picture My Life™ now available A La Carte

Not just for pocket page protectors anymore.  Use the cards you like on scrapbook pages or in your card making.  See more designs here.

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Lucky 5 – Happy Anniversary Studio J!


November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal!

Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

Don’t miss out on your chance – click here to get started today.

It’s the Little Things (S1411) – November 2014

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Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

I love the card shown here – so simple just stamping and a little fussy cutting.  Get your set here



Welcome to Deb’s Scrap Shack where I plan to share the results of my paper crafting efforts as well as introduce you to and support the Close To My Heart product lines.

Because they are frequently the subjects of my scrapbooking I’ll also share pictures and antics of my cats, breakfasts with friends and travel adventures.

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