Join the Virtual Album Retreat

How would you like to create a beautiful scrapbook album from the comfort of your own home and learn some new techniques you can use on your future pages? Sounds like fun, right!? Plus, as a special bonus, I am offering some free products to those who purchase the retreat bundle from my website. Before I tell you more about your gifts, let’s talk about the retreat, the pages you will make, and how to earn even more free products as a VIP.


What is an Album Retreat? This is a virtual online event where you join a group of scrapbooking friends and learn some new papercrafting techniques as you create stunning pages. At each Album Retreat, you get to join the wonderfully talented ladies at Close to My Heart and go step-by-step through the process of creating an entire album’s worth of breathtaking scrapbook pages bursting with unique artwork techniques.

The next album retreat will take place on May 14–15. At this event, you will create ELEVEN two-page 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts, for a total of 22 pages. Take a look at these stunning layouts.

To participate in this event, simply purchase the album bundle from my website — there is no separate registration fee! The bundle includes the supplies you need to create all the album pages shown above and some exclusive products only available to retreat attendees. You will need a few additional supplies, which will be listed in your retreat email in the coming weeks.

For those who purchase the bundle from my website, I have a special Thank You gift just for you. After you have purchased the bundle, you will be gifted with an additional $25 in free products of your choice and two half-price coupons*. You can use this to purchase the additional supplies needed for the album retreat.

If you are a VIP, you also get an additional 15% back in rewards – that is about $40 in product credits that you can use to purchase more crafty goodies on my website. Make sure you sign up and join as a VIP before you purchase the bundle to earn those additional VIP credits.

Learn more about becoming a VIP!

Once you have purchased the bundle, you will need to watch your email for an invite to the Album Retreat private Facebook group where the event will be held. You will also receive a list of additional supplies you will need to complete the pages like adhesive, inks colors, etc.

There are a limited number of openings at this virtual retreat and the bundles will sell out quickly. The last day to order the bundle is April 19. Stop by my website today to order your bundle and watch for the email, from me, with instructions on how to order your gifts.

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*Rewards must be used within 20 days after they are earned from purchasing the bundle on my website and can only be used on full-price items. You are responsible for the balance due, tax, and shipping. Items are mailed directly to your home. For US Residents only.

Celebrate Being In This Together

After all the adventures we faced in 2020, we have high hopes for the future.  Many of you faced some difficult circumstances, but, despite those challenges, we are now much stronger together.  Let’s celebrate the happy memories made over the last several months with the In This Together collection!

The In This Together special includes a variety of products that provide a platform for you to document all your memories made during these times of adjustment with a bright, happy paper suite full of fun designs and beautiful colors.  All of these new products provide a perfect backdrop for happy memories or the foundation for adorable cards.

This fun paper suite features a brand-new limited edition paper packet and sticker sheet, coordinating cardstock, bright little dots, and the In This Together stamp set.  This month’s special also includes three bundle options, each available at a 20% discount! Chose the In This Together Product Bundle, the In This Together Workshop Kit, and the In This Together Album Workshop Kit. (click on the images below for contents


In This Together Bundle

In This Together Album Kit

In This Together Workshop Kit


With each of these bundles, you’ll be able to purchase a versatile array of products from the In This Together suite at a 20% discount to design and create your own projects!

The Album Kit includes all the materials you’ll need to create a beautiful 6″ x 8″ album, and the Workshop Kit comes with all the papers and embellishments you’ll need to create three stunning 12″ x 12″ layouts and eight cards. You can also purchase any of the components separately to create your own memorable designs. 


No matter what your experience has been during this time of challenges and changes, I know that you’ve made some precious memories that you will able to look back on for years to come. The In This Together special and free downloadable guides will only be available from February 1 through March 31, so make sure you add a few of these new items to your collection before they are gone.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, my friend!  I can’t wait to see what you create. 

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I Heart Us Scrapbook Workshop

On March 29th, I will be hosting a workshop where I will show you how to create and assemble the I Heart Us Deluxe scrapbook pages.  These pages are filled with bright floras, rainbow stripes, and spring colors. You are welcome to attend my class, or purchase the kit and assemble it on your own at home.

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Sign-up For This Workshop

At my class, we will be assembling the three scrapbook page shown above. Your kit will also include additional supplies to create a “I Heart Us” everyday life mini-album, but you are welcome to use the supplies to create complementing pages for the other layouts.  If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can purchase the kit online.

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I Heart Us Paper Packet 
♥ (1) Ballerina, Bluebird, Lagoon, Mint 
and (6) White Daisy cardstock
Loose Sequins—Gold
Shimmer Brush—Mint 
♥ Memory Protectors™ Top Load
♥ Everyday Life™ Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
♥ Wordfetti Stamp Set (optional)
♥ I Heart Us—Cardmaking (optional)
Printed instructions for pages & album

♥ ♥ ♥ Purchase the Deluxe Workshop Kit ♥ ♥ 

If the Deluxe workshop doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, we also have an adorable I Heart Us Basic Kit that is sure to please. This kit has all the bright colors you are looking for with a less floral feel to the pages.

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This basic kit includes the I Heart Us paper and coordinating cardstock, as well as the I Heart Us Complements, Sequins, and Black Shimmer Trim.

Aren’t both of these kits simply adorable? I can think of quite a few photos that would work well with each of these.  If you plan on attending my local class, please make sure to RSVP before March 15th. This gives me time to order your kit and have it ready for you on the night of class. I will have the stamps and inks set out for you to use as well as some refreshments for you to enjoy. (Bring a friend to receive a free gift from me.)

If you cannot attend my local workshop, you can purchase either of the I Heart Us Scrapbook Kits on my website. All of the I Heart Us items are available, while supplies last, through April 30th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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