Sunday, January 15, 2012

Creating Cards!!!

Back in the late 80's, early to mid 90's, Rubber Stamping was the craze!! Then it was Scrapbooking.

While I'm not a very good Scrapbooker, I love to make Cards. One of my friends, Callie, she is an avid scrapbooker and she creates some great lay outs! I just can't seem to grasp the creativity in scrapbook layouts. My forte is Cards. I love making Cards!

Callie and I have partnered together and joined Close to My Heart. Close to My Heart is a Scrapbooking/Rubber Stamping Direct Sales Company whose mission is:

We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

Today, I had the pleasure to attend a Card Workshop where we had the opportunity to make as many cards as we wanted in a two hour time period. I've never been to an event like this, and I haven't rubber stamped in such a long time, so needless to say I was a little intimidated for the first 20 minutes or so.

We were told everything would be supplied. The papers, embellishments, stamps, ink pads, the works! And they were! However, I see these women walking in with baskets or totes with all sorts of Scrapbooking material.....and then I started worrying even more. Several more women walked in empty handed so then I started to feel a little better. Those other women, they were just over achievers...LOL.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of the cards I created today!! Now remember, I am very rusty at this so....please excuse all the little misgivings you may find! :D

If you're interested in checking out our Website, please feel free to do so. Here's the link: --------> Scrapin' Girls ~ Close to My Heart Independent Consultants

If you're a Scrapbooker and would like to join our Virtual Monthly Club, please email me at:

How our Monthly Club works: You're committing to a monthly purchase of a minimum of $15 from our Close to My Heart Idea Book; there will be one month where YOU will be the hostess and reap all the Hostess Benefits ~ Free Product, Half Off Items as well as the Stamp of the Month for FREE. Again, it's only a $15 minimum order per month and in return you have the opportunity to be the Hostess during a month or perhaps two throughout the year. Currently we have 8 ladies participating. There's still time to join in for January ~ or you can start in February if you'd like!!

Hope to hear from some of you Scrappers out there!!! Until then...Happy Scrapping & have a Scentsational Day!!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sneak Peek at February's Warmer & Scent of the Month


Conjure the magic of the first green signs of spring with
Flutterby. Fanciful butterfly cutouts cast delightful
shadows on the wall when lit.

For the month of February, you can own one of these for $31.50
which is 10% off the regular retail price!

February's Scent of the Month 
Start your pink pepper journey with Pixie, a
mischievous moonscape of pink pepper,
mandarin, and heliotrope, deepened by exotic
teakwood and vanilla oak.

Enjoy this month’s fragrance at a 10% discount.
Scent Circle   $2.70
Scentsy Bar $4.50
Room Spray  $7.20
Scentsy Brick  $18.0
If you're interested in earning "Flutterby" for FREE, please contact me for more information and we'll get you on your way to getting you your very own "Futterby" Warmer!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Close to My Heart Monthly Club

Do you love Close To My Heart Products as much as I do?

Are you new to the scrapbooking / card making hobby and want to learn more and increase your product stash?

Do you already place at least a $15 order monthly or a $30 every other month?

Would you like to receive at least $25 in FREE product?

If you said YES to any of these questions than I have a great deal for you!! I already have two clubs going, but I may have a few people interested in a third one. So if you missed out the first couple times around or you want a double dipping and want to sign up for this one too let me know. I would like to get this rolling by 
January 15th.

What does the monthly club entail you ask?

(This is a VIRTUAL Club)

* The minimum monthly order is only $15 (plus shipping & tax) if we have 12 ladies which works out to a 12 month commitment.
(January - December).

If we have less than 12 ladies we would need to divide $150 by the amount of ladies we do have, and the monthly commitment would be reduced.

As this is a "virtual" club, we don't physically meet anywhere. It's just a way  to order CTMH products each month and earn earn FREE product when it's YOUR month to 'host',
without having to do anything.
Benefit: This helps you budget your supplies a little at a time.

* Each month you will take turns being the Hostess.
You will earn at least $25 in FREE Close To My Heart products when it's your turn to be the hostess.
You can choose from stamp sets, paper packets, ink pads, markers, cardstock, acrylic blocks and more.
Benefit: When it's your month you can collect outside orders from friends and family to increase the amount of FREE goodies you get. 

You can be the Hostess of a Home Gathering,
where I come to your house or you and your friends come to mine, we play a few games for prizes, tour the idea book and make a card. 
Then they have time to place orders. 

Those sales would count towards your Hostess Month. 
However, you do not have to do this to join the's just a way to earn even more FREE goodies.
The rewards get better as the orders increase in amount.

When you hit $350 in sales you will earn $60 in FREE product and one half priced item or a Hostess Collection!!

In addition to being the hostess, all members will receive:
* FREE Idea Books before other customers -
-Autumn/Winter 2011 (Current) and
-Spring/Summer 2012
* A FREE gift just for joining!
* Stamp of the Month for FREE during hostess month
* One month of being the hostess earning at least $25 in FREE products. 
Hostesses average $40 or more and as much as $200 or more in FREE Product plus half-priced items.
* Periodic sales, challenges, sample products and goodies from me!
* At the end of the club (December 2012) you will receive a mini stamp set as a Thank You for participating!

** January's club order needs to be placed by Sunday, January 15!! **

If you have any questions please send me an email at

Sign Up Today!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scentsy Mystery Host Party!!

How would YOU like to earn FREE Scentsy Products?!?

It's very simple!!  
I am currently having an

Anyone that places an order on my Scentsy Website via this link:
will have the opportunity to earn

Not to mention that exclusively ONLY in January
we have

So, don't let this pass you by!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Woot woot! I'm back!!!

WOO HOO!!!  2012 IS HERE!!

Let's see if I can discipline myself to go back to blogging on a daily basis!!!

For me, 2011 wasn't a very eventful year.  Although we did go on an impromptu, last minute Cruise in October, that's about all the traveling that we did.  Which is quite unusual for us.  We normally go to Minnesota at least twice during the year, however this year we didn't even go once!  The year flew by so quickly ~ and when the Holidays rolled around, we totally were not in the mood
to do ANY celebrating whatsoever!  We did host our Annual Gile Holiday Party, which was an amazing success, complete with awesome White Elephant Gift Exchange!

I made some wonderful new friendships with some pretty amazing individuals which I am truly grateful for!  So in that sense, I don't regret 2011.......yet I don't think it'll go down in the books as
an "awesome" year for the Gile family here in California!

With that being said, here's the last page in our book of 2011.

So, let's talk about what's new!  There are several 'important' new beginnings for me:

1)  I have been a Scentsy Consultant for 4 months now.
3) I will be treating both the above businesses as my 'REAL JOB' (as some people say I don't have)

In 2010 it was one of my yearly Goals to read 100 books in the year.  I accomplished just that.  
Last year, despite the fact that I listed all my 2011 Goals & Wishes for the year, 
(which you can read  ----->  here.)
 Seldomly did I even attempted to reach said goals.  

THIS YEAR, I am going to strive to simultaneously accomplish all of my goals I set
as well as cross things off of My Bucket List!!

In a completely separate Blog Post, I'm going post the following lists:

* 2012 Goals & Wishes
* My Life's Bucket List

Here's to hoping you all can help keep me accountable for everything  on my lists!

Have an AMAZING 2012!!