Saturday, October 31, 2015

Celebrate 600 Followers and 3 yrs with Close To My Heart! FREE Prizes

Celebrate 600 Followers With FREE CTMH Products and Digis - Drawing November 1, 2015
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I am celebrating all of you - my followers - and will be drawing for several winners of CTMH and other products as well as other surprise items;  plus Digi stamps from 6 awesome sponsors - to be given away on Nov 1st, 2015; which hopefully I will reach 700 followers.   I am so excited to share my love for crafting and Close To My Heart With All of You!! Thanks for celebrating with me!!   Please No CTMH Consultants. Sorry. 

You must connect your link below on this post and leave a comment on this post to qualify.  If you don't have a blog; please let me know in your comments.  Or send me an email - purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com.  Thanks.

Check out all the fabulous sponsors first; then scroll to the bottom of this page for the Inlinkz button.  Be sure to read the rules first.  Add your name first, link for your blog, and then your email.  Good luck on winning!

I will give away the following prizes; some are CTMH products; others are not.  Plus Digi stamps or gift certificates from my wonderful sponsors for any out of country winners and possibly a few US winners too.  I will also give a few surprise packages.  See a list of sponsors below.

1. Ink pad and surprise;   2. Stamp Set;  3. CTMH Embossing Folder;  4. Stamp set;   5. Surprise package;  6.  CTMH Wishes cardmaking book;  7.  Surprise package;  8.  CTMH Embossing Folder;  9. Stamp set;  10. Spellbinders Die

At least 16 free Digis or Gift Certificates from my fabulous sponsors.  Wow!  That is a lot of awesome prizes.

I may add more items, depending on number of entries.  Good luck to everyone on the drawings! 

I am not allowed to ship CTMH products outside the US; but I have free Digi stamps or gift certificates to be given to any name I draw that is outside the US.  Please place a 1 behind your name when you register if you live outside US.  This will make it easier when I do the drawings to know who gets Digi Stamps and who gets CTMH products.  Thanks for your understanding.  

I will also have a separate drawing for $25 FREE CTMH products for everyone who orders at least $50 from my CTMH website during this celebration..  This includes orders for the NEW Cricut Collection coming out August 1st.  You can order on my website to qualify at  See the Specials tab at the top of my blog for all of this month's specials.  

I have the following fabulous sponsors who have generously donated Digi stamps or gift certificates so that I can share the love for all my followers and not just the US.  I am very grateful for their generosity.  Each artist has their own unique style; and you need some of all of these digis for your collection.  
Be sure to check out their stores and blogs for a wonderful selection of Digis.  Thanks so much to all of my sponsors for your wonderful support.  You are greatly appreciated.

I own many digis and rubber stamps from these sponsors; and I will never be able to use them all; but my intention is to always support the fabulous artists; so they will stay in business for many years.  I am a collector of all these unique digis and rubber stamps; and I don't see that changing anytime soon. LOL!  

Imagine That! Digis By Kris is offering a $10 gift certificate each for two lucky winners. Thanks Kris.  3 Lines of Digi Stamps to choose from on her website.  I own several of her digis and love them all.  Be sure to check out Imagine That Progressive Challenge.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations using Imagine That Ice Cream Parlour.  It was a free digi for June 2015 Progressive Challenge; but can be purchased in the store.   

Fresh Brewed Designs is offering 2 images each to two lucky winners.  Thanks Heather.  Visit their shop and also Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog; and have fun entering their challenges.  Card created by Desire Fourie using Freshly Brewed Designs Shoe Sale.   I couldn't find my card creations; so I borrowed one from my good friend Desire. Thanks Desire for allowing me to use one of your stunning creations!

Sweet Pea Rubber and Digi Stamps is offering a prize (to be determined).   Thanks so much Lynette.  Be sure to check out Sweet Pea Facebook Progressive Challenge each month.  Visit Sweet Pea Challenge Blog and enter your gorgeous creations for a chance to win more free prizes.  Sweet Pea offers digis and rubber stamps from many fabulous artists; so don't forget to check them all.  There should be at least one that you absolutely love and can't live without.  Card created by Gloria Shirr Purpleglo Creations using Sweet Pea Lemon Shortbread's On a Mushroom Digi.

Digistamps4joy is offering a $5 gift certificate each to two lucky winners.  Thanks so much Margy!  Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) is a unique South African online digistamp store. We provide you with fabulous digistamps that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and often humorous.

We would love it if you joined in our monthly card challenges on our Blog at, and of course “like” our Facebook page at where you will receive regular updates on our activities.

Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations Using DS4J Ellie's Flowers.

The Fantasy Art of Ching-Chou Kuik on Etsy is offering 1 digi each for two lucky winners.  Thanks so much Ching-Chou.  You will find stunning creations by Ching-Chou Kuik in her Etsy shop.  Be sure to visit Ching-Chou Kuik Blogs.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations using Ching-Chou Kuik Moon Journey.  

Art By Miran is offering 3 images for 2 lucky winners.  Thanks so much Mi Ran.  Visit her shop and also Art by Miran Challenge Blog; which also gives you access to her Facebook page. Her images are gorgeous and you will need several of them.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations Using Art by Miran Haylee.  

Deedee’sDigis is offering a $5 gift certificate for 2 lucky winners.  Thanks so much Deedee. Deedee's Digis are fabulous; and come with colored images plus black and white images; and sentiments; all in one.  These are a fantastic deal!  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations using Deedee's Digis Monkey Business  Check out the inside of the card.  It is just as cute as the outside.  Isn't this one adorable?  

Whimsy Stamps is offering one $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner.  Thanks so much Denise.  Whimsy Stamps has many fabulous artists to choose from; so I am sure you will find at least one that you have to own.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations Using Whimsy Stamps Art By Miran "Sierra" Rubber Stamp.  Isn't this a precious image?  I own more than 100 of these gorgeous rubber stamps; and I still keep collecting them.  

Aurora Wings Digi Stamps is offering 1 digi ($5 limit) for 2 lucky winners.  Thanks so much Mitzi.  Visit her shop and see all her gorgeous creations.  Also, visit Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and enter your cards; for a chance to win.   Mitzi has her own unique style of creating.  She offers her works of art as posters, also.  I have several of them hanging on my walls of my craft rooms.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations Using Aurora Wings Daisy Elf.   Such an adorable image.  I just love it!  

Bugaboo Stamps is offering 4 digis for 4 lucky winners.  Thanks so much Tammy.  Visit their shop for fabulous one of a kind digis.  Freebie every Friday.  Card created by Gloria Shirr - Purpleglo Creations using Bugaboo Flower Teapot

To Qualify for the drawing; please do the following:

1.  Become A Follower of Google Friend Connect if you aren't already.  Scroll down and it is on the right hand side of my blog.  You can follow with Bloglovin if you don't have Google Friend Connect; but I really need a comment below; or I won't know you are there.

2.  Leave a comment on this post and let me know you are a follower.  (For New and Long time Followers) 

3.  Link your name, blog and email with the linky below or leave me a comment telling me you don't have a blog and I will manually add you to my list.

Be sure to read about all the fabulous sponsors listed above and visit their shops to purchase they awesome, stunning digis/rubber stamps.

I would love to have more "Likes" on my Facebook page. Visit at

Good luck to everyone and thank you for being a follower.  


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thank You Card Using Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal & Soirees Cartridge with CTMH products

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is still hot and muggy in Southern CA.  I hope it is cooling off in remainder of the US.  I haven’t had much time to play lately.  I spent the last 3 days on the Internet and phone; trying to find a microwave that would fit on our counter top in place of the old one that quit working.  LOL!  

I am celebrating my 600 Followers and 3 years with Close To My Heart; and would love for all of you to participate in my Blog Celebration.  Click here for the blog post.  Join my followers on Google Friend Connect, add your link and leave a comment.  No blog, no problem.  Leave me a comment letting me know you don't have a blog.  I will add you to my list.  I am giving away at least 25 wonderful prizes; maybe more; depending on entries. Anyone who wins outside US will qualify for digi stamps from my wonderful sponsors; as I am not allowed to send CTMH products outside the US.

I found time to create this really quick card for my mother’s caretaker.  She loves my cards; so I decided to create her a Thank you card.  I don’t know what my family would do if there wasn’t someone willing to take care of my mother.  It is a blessing to have someone who can do those things for my mother; and to check on her 5 days a week.  I asked her to come and stay with us; but she isn't able to fly on a plane right now; and she really wanted to live at home.  

I traded products with a friend of mine; so I was able to get the Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal and Soirees Cartridge free.  It is fun when you trade with friends; rather than having to buy everything.  She had two; so I took one off of her hands.  LOL!  I love butterflies; and thought this was a very pretty card.  I had a challenge finding a place for the sentiments; so they wouldn't show through to the front.  LOL!   I could have added a back to the front of the card; but I liked it open; as it was meant to be.

Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal and Soirees Cartridge
Thank you card

Inside card
Using CTMH August SOTM
I didn't want the sentiments to show through the butterflies; so I had to turn the sentiments at an angle.  LOL!

Supplies used to create this card:

Card base - Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal & Baby Soirees Cartridge

Cardstock - CTMH Sky Blue, Gypsy and Canary
Sentiment - CTMH August SOTM
Blue Bling - CTMH Enamel & Glitter Dots Z3122
Purple Bling - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Remembering Summer (1 of 2)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - No patterned paper (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/bling) (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Make It Girly (1 of 2)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Cardstock/Bling) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Little Red Wagon - Clean and Simple (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Alphabet Challenge - No Designer Papers (No limit) (Friday)
Bloggers - Come Fly With Me (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (1 of 3) (Saturday)
My Sheri Crafts - Hello, Thinking of you, etc.  (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Amusing - Anything Goes (No limit)
Artistic Stamper - Things With Wings (No limit) (Other Dates)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

September Stamp of the Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase
Or purchase for $17.95 with no order requirement

Die Cuts Match Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Choose any of these 3 stamp sets - only $13.95 or all 3 for $34.95.  
A Savings of $6.90.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Close To My Heart Retiring Items as of August 31, 2015

Hello Friends.  Close To My Heart is having a big Retirement list of stamps and other products; that will be going away as of August 31, 2015.  Be sure to check them out and buy what you want before they are all gone.  Once they are gone; they are gone.  

Here are some of my favorites that you might like as well.  Click on links to go directly to the product.  Check out the complete list from the link above.  CTMH also has 7 colors of cardstock, ink, reinkers retiring from the Enchantment Collection.  I stocked up on mine last month.  The only three staying are Ruby, Goldrush and New England Ivy.  

If you are like me and love the Paper Fundamentals; they are all retiring and new designs are coming out for all 4 cardstock collections.  Only two color groups left in stock.  I love these gorgeous papers; with the same design on both sides; one shiny and one regular.  

A Few of My Favorite Retiring Stamp Sets 

I love the sentiments on these stamps also




                                               39.  Happy Birds - C1600                                            

Gorgeous Papers Are Retiring - Buy Yours Now!
These are Some of My Favorites


Specials Ending August 31, 2015

August Stamp of The Month Ends August 31, 2015

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only

If you plan to buy the Cricut Artistry Cartridge in the future; you will want this stamp set to match.
The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order or $17.95 without a purchase. The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn back most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!