Friday, December 4, 2015

Attention all planner addicts!

(And those wanting to be more organized!)

Planning your year has never been more fun!

For years, using some sort of planner to help keep track of all that goes on in  life, has been a part of my life. So when I saw these planners, I thought, really?  Cute and functional?  Yes!  

During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! Included in the special bundle are: Everyday Life™ Album—Black (Z3208) Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages (Z3209) Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp (Z3212) For only $29.95!  You must purchase as a bundle (CC1059) to receive this special pricing!

With the new Everyday Life system, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right. *Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. 

Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of any discounted items ($35.85). Planners Gonna Plan.  Planning your year has never been more fun! 

Who knew a planner could look so good! 

Thank you for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 AM MST)–
Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 PM MST)

For five days only, a selection of items from CloseTo My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! There are thirty-nine products included in this sale, which come from our current idea books.

To get the special pricing, you need to shop from the "Cyberweek Sale!" prompt at All of the eligible sale items will show up in this menu. Please note, CTMH does not provide a prompt at checkout for you to use this sale; so, you must shop from the special Cyberweek Sale! shopping menu.

You won't want to miss out on the Cyberweek Sale! While you are shopping, check out the Clearance and While Supplies Last items!  

Thank you for visiting! 
Gayle Piron

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Be a Close to My Heart Consultant!

October Deals -- Part 3!

Sign up as a member of my Team, as an Independent Consultant during October, and receive the 2015 Convention bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit! 

Travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. 

Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help start your business with confidence and flair! 

 Contact me for more details!

Thank you for visiting!  I look forward to hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!  


Saturday, October 10, 2015

October Deals -- Part 2!

Sangria Studio J Express Collection

The "Sangria" paper pack is gorgeous!  I've just ordered more papers, to work on some projects.  However, if you're in the mood to "get it done" now, you can have the same beautiful collection through Studio J!  Check it out!  The Sangria Express Collection is available now through November 30.  Fast, easy, just upload your photos, and "drop them into beautiful pages!  

Thank you for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 9, 2015

October Deals--Part 1!  

Stamp of the Month "Twinkle"

Yes, it is only October, and the leaves are turning and falling -- gorgeous!  However, it is not too early to start putting together your Christmas cards and tags to share the Christmas Spirit.  This card is made with the fun "Twinkle" My Acrylics Exclusive Stamp Set.  It has 15 stamps that coordinate with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  It is available for $17.95 on its own, or just $5.00 when you spend $50 on your order at

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Latest Idea Books Are Here!

The 2015-16 Annual Inspirations Idea Book is full of wonderful layouts for your scrapbooking, card crafting and home decorating needs and wishes!  There are so many beautiful new papers, embellishments, stamp sets, albums, organizers, a new Cricut cartridge, Artistry, and more. 

 The Holiday Expressions Idea Book highlights seasonal papers and stamps that you can only get now through December 31, 2015.  There are fun papers and stamps for the crisp autumn season, quickly approaching -- only a few more days of "official" summer, All Hallows' Eve, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Someone asked if she could order a copy of these inspiring books -- YES! you can!  Although you can see everything on-line at, you can order the books, curl up on the sofa, and write up your wish list to place your order.  

Remember, you can earn many hostess gifts  when hosting an on-line only gathering (where your invited friends and family may or may not live nearby), and shop at their convenience by a certain date, or when you host a home-gathering with on-line ordering.  Awesome!  Let's set a date!

Thank you for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!  


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Artbooking Fun!

Wow!  I am having fun crafting with my Cricut  Artbooking   cartridge.  I am using it for pages that will lovingly be placed in albums chronicling my family's life.  
"Little One" by Gayle Piron, papercraftingwithgayle.blogspotcom ~~

On my "Little One" layout, I wanted to keep things very soft and simple to not overpower the beauty and joy of a newborn and his family.  I framed each of the photos and the journaling box, along with the outer edges of the two page layout to bring the pages together.  The overlay, titles, words and bow/ribbon are all images found in the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  Papers used: White Daisy, Colonial White, Sapphire, and Crystal Blue cardstock.

Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Taming the Scrap Paper Scrap Stash -- Update!

While going through my stash, and organizing it into the 10 separate drawers of my rolling cart, my Cricut Expression arrived!  Yippee!  Since it recommends using less expensive papers while learning to operate, I thought -- great idea for some of my larger paper scraps!  I made great little labels to identify my newly organized stash of scrapbook paper pieces. My paper name tags are just taped on at this time.  I'm thrilled with the results.  I was able to learn (still more to learn -- always more to learn in every aspect of life!) how to operate my Cricut (basics!), use some fun scraps, and enjoy the end results of sorting through my papers!  

How are your crafty creations coming along?  Using up your scrap stash?  

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Studio J Flash Sale            "Studio J"
Do you love to use your computer for scrapbooking?  Close to My Heart's Studio J helps you do just that! Now is the time to log in to Studio J by going to and clicking on Studio J to order all your layouts and photos! From now until July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am AEST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am AEST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 USD/$5.95 CAD/$7.50 AUD/$8.25 NZD each!  Have fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Piles of Scraps!

Wow!  Once in a while we need to step back from the creative process and sort through the piles of scraps that have accumulated.  LOL!  Where did they all come from!  Where to begin?

I decided to put on some fun music to keep me motivated and put all the scraps I had stashed here and there together.  Looking at the piles, I decided that my new 10-drawer rolling cart, which my wonderful husband bought me when I started my business, was ready to see its new purpose.

With sticky notes to temporarily identify the drawers, it was time to begin!  Some pieces were tossed, but the vast majority were kept and divided accordingly--Solid, Patterned, Muted, Textured, Sticky-Backed, Border Strips, Fabric/Felted, Photo, Bling, and Mulberry.

Now I am making "drawer-plates" to identify the contents of each drawer, using scraps, of course! I'll show you these later.  :-)  I think we will start a "Make it From Your Scraps!" challenge and share our creations with one another.

Sorting through the paper pieces was a trip down memory lane!  From pieces that formed scrapbook pages of family outings, visits, birthdays, new babies to dearly departed, hand crafted cards, home decor, etc., the papers all reminded me of the blessings God has bestowed upon me.

Have a wonderful day!  Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July "Life is Wonderful" CTMH Stamp Deal 

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! Both Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions are found at  That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! 

The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Below you'll see how the stamps were used in both a layout and card.  I love when stamps, which can be used over and over again, can be used for different papercrafting projects.  

Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. 

Both of these stamp offers are only available during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!  

Visit my on-line business site  As always, THANK YOU so much for stopping by!  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Card

I made this pretty Wedding Card using my trusty Sizzix bride and groom Sizzlets, a rose stamp and card stock.  

Inside of the card I included the Scripture verse "Love is patient, love is kind ..." that I have on a Stampabilities stamp.  

Cardstock and Exclusive Inks are available at

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Every Thing Cards

These cute cards were made at my 1st Close to My Heart Open House Gathering as a "Make & Take"!  They were made with a white cardstock base, the My Reflections Blossom paper (X7196B), Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042), My Acrylix "Happy Everything" Stamp Set (D1653), and Exclusive Inks "Glacier" (Z2641).  Always remember you can visit my on-line shop,, 24/7 for great ideas and deals.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Good morning! 

Papercrafting scrapbook pages & cards today!

Continuing our "Let's Get Scrapping!" project, I've decided to scrapbook photos from a visit to Chesapeke Bay with my daughter and little grand-daughter (snuggled in baby carrier).  Photos have been printed on my trusty Kodak printer, and 12 x 12 papers and embellishments are being selected for the layouts.

How are you doing on your papercrafting project(s)?

Along with our "Let's Get Scrapping" journey, I'm putting together some graduation cards to be given over the next few weeks. I used my Sizzix to cut the diplomas and mortarboards.  I'll add personalization and 2015 on each.  Here they are in progress--you can pretty well tell they're for 3 guys and 1 girl.

Along with finishing these cards and scrapbooking my Chesapeke Bay photos, I'll be designing and making cards for an upcoming wedding, anniversaries, and a slew of birthdays in the next few days.

Happy papercrafting!  Thank you for stopping by,

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Let's Get Scrapping!

Let's Get Scrapping! 

Ice Cream Embellishments are made with the June Stamp of the Month Set -- regularly $17.95, only $5 with $50 purchase through June 30, 2015.  Set #S1506 -- order at
The photos are piling up -- an envelope here, a shoe-box there, not to mention the photos on the camera and in the computer.  It's time to get these photos sorted, identified and placed in scrapbooks to enjoy.  Let's get started!

Whether you have a dozen, a hundred, or -- gulp -- thousand(s) of photos calling your name, you can enjoy the art of scrapbooking and the lifelong results.  Gather the photos and sort into a system that works for you.  This could be chronologically, by individuals, activities or events.  For your actual photos in the hand, make sure you use photo-save envelopes or storage boxes to hold your precious memories.  If you have some strangers in your boxes, ask family and friends to help identify the mystery guest -- it just might be great-grandma when she was a young girl, or great-grandpa before he went off to war.

You will be using the same sorting strategies for your digital photos, except saving in virtual files and folders on the computer and back-ups on discs.

Creating a scrapbook is done one page at a time with these basic steps.

One:  Select your photos.

Two:  Select complimentary papers -- these can be either solids or patterned papers.  Just make sure the papers are compatible and will compliment your photos.

Three:  Crop your photos (copies please!)  Do you really need to have the clothes basket in the picture of your daughter blowing out her birthday candles?

Four:  Arrange the photos and adhere.

Five:  Add journaling.  Yes, you do not want your photos to have an identity crisis.

Six:  Embellish for the finishing touch.

You are now on your way to transforming a blank book into a cherished heirloom to be passed from generation to generation documenting the history of your family.  I'll keep you posted on my progress -- let me know about you!

Until later, keep scrapping!  Gayle

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