Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last chance!

Today is the last chance to get in on the National Scrapbooking Month special!  You only have until midnight to earn a C-sized exclusive stamp set, #30yearsofhappy for FREE!  When you purchase $30 in retail-priced stamp sets, you earn this special stamp FREE!

You can check it out on my website at www.kimwelch.ctmh.com!  Hurry on over to get your free set today!  Soon...the clock is ticking and at midnight....it will be gone.....!

Don't forget also our September stamp of the month will also be gone!  Family is Forever can be yours for $17.95 or ONLY $5 with a $50 purchase of qualifying products!  With the above constant campaign you are almost there!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday!

Today, I was helping a friend get started scrapbooking.  She was organizing pictures and starting on her first page.  As I was helping her, I was reminded how much I love the craft of scrapbooking!  I have enjoyed it, even when I was so far behind, putting together albums that my grandchildren love to look through!  And memories and leaving a legacy is what it is all about....telling my story, from my perspective.

I thought about how much fun it is to go through pictures and remember things I often have forgotten in the busy day to day schedule.  It also reminded me to take the time to do it.  Something that gives me so much pleasure and relaxation is something I should make time for more often.  I would love to schedule one day or even one afternoon a week to work on my story.

The memories scrapbooking brings to light are a blessing as well as a challenge.  I enjoy reliving fun times with family and sweet stories of loved ones no longer with us.  I desire to tell their stories as well as my own.  One saying goes, "God gave us memories so we could have roses in December".  How dull life would be if we never remembered where we came from, how far we've come and the joys and sorrows life has brought.  We hopefully learn from the trials and rejoice in the victories.  Fun times with family gives us joy and relaxation as well, encouragement that we so often need.  We need all these things to become whole and balanced in our lives.

Telling our story or those of our loved ones, leaves a legacy for them and future generations.  Yes, I hope my great grandchildren will be able to know me in a similar way my grandchildren can now.  I personally, love to hear stories of my grandparents and great grandparents, good or bad.  It helps me to see their struggles and joys and how they persevered in their own lives.  It is exciting to see how I might be a bit like them, be it in looks or actions, thoughts or deeds.  It is a connection to the past.

I wonder, why do you scrapbook?  I would love to hear what motivates you in this wonderful paper craft!  Comment below and let me hear your joys and possibly sorrows you share in your albums!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

National Stamping Month, the whole month of September!

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!
Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

 Contact me for more details. kimwelchscrappinlife@gmail.com or visit my website at www.kimwelch.ctmh.com

  *Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD).

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Stamp of the Month

Family is Forever S1409 
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000)
2" × 3 1/2" " (Y1009)
2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

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. You can order on my website www.kimwelch.ctmh.com.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Stamp of the Month: What a Hoot!

This month's stamp of the month is "What a Hoot!"  You can view the complete set here. Remember, you can get this D-sized set for only $5.00 with a $50 purchase, or you can purchase it outright for $17.95.

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Constant Campaign

 This is a great way to get more memory protectors at a terrific price!  Plus you get to make your scrapbooking faster, simpler and easier too!  See more information and pick out your Picture My Life kit here!