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Videos.. Virtual Classroom.. & Giveaways


I have launched a private VIP group on Facebook for Customers Only!

Artwork, tutorials, live videos, specials, challenges, and flash sales are all part of the fun.

Join me now and get in on all the ideas, drawings, and specials! My VIP winner last week received a free 12×12 album.

There’s a video going live tonight (you can catch the replay) with our new K – 12th Grade 14 pg Pocket Album- This is only available in Sept. I am offering a special private live tutorial to all who purchase – Sunday’s video has all the details!

Sample pic and website are below

See you in my VIP Group…

Kathy Aardema-Zunk
Close To My Heart Director & Scrapbooking Instructor
19 year leader of the Balloonist At Heart Team
804.241.0466 call/text website

Last chance…


If you want retired kits…. If you want clearance…. If you want the last of the Magical (Disney) Kit…

Last Florence kit night Aug 2nd 7pm…  Last Magical Kit nights Aug 23rd or 25th….

RSVP or Check out your last chance to order before Aug 5th 7pm- b/c they disappear forever. 

***All orders placed via website above by Aug 5th get a free Idea Book and free product for ordering!!***

Florence Kit pictured above

No kidding this and Magical are almost SOLD OUT.

Text me to rsvp or with questions 804-241-0466

Kathy Aardema-Zunk

Last Minute Crop

Last Minute Crop

Want another Sunday to be pampered? Come enjoy our Sangria Sunday Crop! May 15th 1-9 pm. Gourmet-ish dinner, drinks, and delightful pampering of creativity. My studio in Chesterfield Va. 23120. $35 of playful peace and quiet. Text/call to reserve your seat 804.241.0466            

Bargain shoppers- Deal of the Day


Today until 5pm EST, you can get a huge bag worth more than $300 for $150. Just add any regular priced item into your cart and it will prompt you for the deal of the day. Go in halfs w/ a buddy or score the deal SOLO! Double dip and get the Typed Note stamp set below for $5 (system will let you order 3 @ $5). This has been the most popular stamp of the month since I can remember- 



Oct- Back To School kits & workshops


Pages in Oct are awesome back to school themed for all ages! We are using Chalk It Up Papers to create 3 double page layouts= 6 pages total!!
Make your pages in a Class or order a kit-to go w/ directions- same price. Order before the price goes up Sept 30th.

Classes are 7pm here at the studio in Chesterfield. Only a few seats left.
Sun Oct 19th –
Wed Oct 22nd –

Kits start at $28.95 and include all paper, chipboard elements, ribbon & directions.
Additional embellishments in photo below: assortment, stapler, striped twill ribbon, sorbet or lagoon washi tape, and the new 144 card picture my life Chalk It Up product for easy additions





Check these out!


Pages in September are awesome Halloween or just great pink and orange!
Leave off the stickese and replace the batty strips and you lose the Hallooween!!
Classes are Sun Sept 14th or Tues Sept 16th – 7pm here at the studio in Chesterfield. Only 2 kits left!!
Kits to Go can be ordered thru Sunday then the price increases.




Kit- $21- incld pattern paper, extra cardstock, class or printed directions & cutting guides
Stickese- $5.65
Scaredy Cat Asst- $7.90
Thistle Striped Ribbon- $4.50
Striped Twill Ribbon- $2.30 1.25 yds
Glitter trim- black or purple $5.65
Black Arrow Washi Tape $5.65
Sunset Washi tape $9.05


Special Picture My Life Swap (picture below)


Picture My Life kits come w/ 122 double sided cards (3×4 & 4×6), 10 asst page protectors and a full 12×12 cover sheet. Many of you have stated you don’t need 122 cards of one theme – so a new swap will remedy that issue.

Respond by June 5th w/ your #1 pick for the best price -$27.60 ($32 after June 5th) your #1 pick determines your cover page, you will receive 4 different themes. 11 of each 3×4 cards and 13 of each 4×6 cards, 10 asst page protectors and your chosen cover page. Swap is in groups of 4. First come first serve on the #1 picks -so respond quickly. We will try to have 2 or 3 swaps of 4 to accommodate everyone’s first choice.

The 8 kits to pick from ( on pg 68 & 69 of idea book)- Avonlea, Babycakes, Laughing Lola, Later Sk8r, Surf’s Up, Skylark, Balloon Ride, Chantilly.
online idea book
Email with your kit choice.