Sunday, December 10, 2017




Presented by Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald
Designed by Chris Robertson
The Fundamentals Hostess special last month was SO sweet that I find myself with some extra of the beautiful BASICS FUNDAMENTALS!  So what to do, what to do??  I know my "pre-cut peeps" out there are quite often left out as time doesn't usually allow me to offer many pre-cut kits but I found this beautiful basics set by Chris Robertson!  I loved the combo of the subdued grays and browns with the bashful pink! Add some classy ribbon and voila! I have a limited supply of these pre-cut kits available. Each kit creates 12 cards and includes all you need to put them together except adhesive!  This means the stamping, cutting, ribbon, and gems are all included as well as the bases and envelopes!!  This 12 card kit is $20 for local delivery or pickup and $22.50 if shipped! Please include a note as to what you are ordering!  Thank you!

 If you would like to create a larger set for yourself (up to 72 cards (6 sets of 12) you simply order your supplies from my shop site ($40 minimum) and I will email you the full color cut and instruction guide to cut your own with multiple sets. Supplies needed:  Fundamentals Basics Paper Pack (Z3353), Envelopes and Bases X254, Bashful Pearls (Z3369), 1 sheet bashful Cardstock (X5941), 1 sheet white cards stock, Basics Ribbon Pack. (Oval Thin Cuts and Petite Perks stamps were also used)

Saturday, December 9, 2017




You always have that hard to buy for friend that doesn't need a thing!  This cute little coffee cup gift card holder (designed by Naomi Smith) is perfect to hold a gift card from their favorite coffee shop!  This is a pre-cut kit with all the pieces included to create 3 Coffee Cup gift holders (1 with each of 3 sayings). It is not often that I offer pre-cut kits because it is time consuming but this was just too adorable to pass up!   This kit is made with CTMH Silver and Gold paper, Pewter Cardstock, beautiful silver foil paper, and would be a great gift as a kit or as 3 separate gift holders for those stocking stuffers, secret santas, co-workers and hard to buy for friends!  Each 3 card kit is $8.50 delivered/picked up or $10.00 including shipping to the U.S.  Limited supply available!  Kits do not include cookies or gift card (smile!)

Monday, December 4, 2017



Hello Scrapping and Crafting Friends!

Have you ever thought about joining Close To My Heart?

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in June can choose one Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle, FREE. That’s up to a $9.95 value, totally free!
Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! Learn more.
  • $50 in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more!
I am the proud leader of the Close To My Heart "Scissor Sisters"!  We are a close knit, down to earth, group of both hobbyists and business builders and would LOVE to have you on our team!

I would love to give you the information you need to help you decide if joining Close To My Heart is a fit for you!

First and foremost, what are the BENEFITS of JOINING my team?

  • Unlimited access to my 'Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald' Workshop Files Library! (My file library access is available to ALL Levels of my Downline so you may also use this as a recruiting tool when you decide to begin building a team of your own!
  • Enjoy an INSTANT 22% Discount/Commission on ALL orders placed! (Including your own purchases as well as any orders you place for other people, or orders placed on your FREE Close to My Heart Shopping website! 
  • Earn ADDITIONAL Discounts/Commission (up to 50%) based on your monthly sales volume and/or title.
  • Earn FREE PRODUCT each month based on your monthly sales volume (you can even resell the free product you earn, turning it into additional income).
  • Low quarterly sales quota ($300.00 retail)
  • Being a consultant is so flexible! You decide how little or how much you want to do.  It is perfect for the hobby crafter or the business builder! Hobby crafter's are those who love paper crafting and are interestsed in receiving a discount on their own purchases.  They might enjoy placing orders for their friends earning commissions and additional free product to further support and fund their own love of crafting! A business builder is someone who also loves paper crafting but has an interest in earning extra income with flexible working hours they choose.  They may enjoy hosting local events, in-home gathering, or choose to work their business solely online!  They may desire to supplement their income or turn Close To My Heart into a full-time business.
  • Be your own HOSTESS to earn even MORE free products!
  • FREE Online Business Address (Shopping website!) Close to My Heart even absorbs the credit card processing fees!
  • Access to the Close To My Heart Consultant website filled with onine training as well as creative workshops & project files and inspiration, marketing videos, business information, and much, much more!
  • Connect with thousands of consultants world wide creating long lasting friendships brought together by a love of papercrafting!
  • Attend corporate events featuring professional training  and colleague trainings, creative sessions, and new products.  
  • Corporate email series and videos to help get you started as well as mentorship for leaders and colleagues.
  • An invitation to my Members Only Scissor Sisters Team Facebook group as well as my upline group (Naomi Smith's Connected Hearts) for all levels of my downline and includes any team member YOU recruit!
  • Earn free products or CTMH cash by participating in monthly incentives and challenges.
  • Earn bonus products and logo wear when you achieve certain levels in the Staight To The Top Program.  Straight To The Top (STTT) is an incentive program designed to help brand new consultants hit the ground running! Research shows that new consultants are more likely to have long-term success when they enjoy immediate sales success! This program helps consultants to achieve success early on by offering rewards for reaching certain sales milestones!
  • It is RISK FREE! Even if you get the Consultant Kit and choose to do nothing afterward you are never required to return anything! All of the discounted products are yours to keep! 

Whatever your reasons are for joining there is a place for you HERE and I would love to have you as the newest member of the SCISSOR SISTERS team!

The New Consultant Kit is only $75 and include all the items below! The kit has a  value of over $205.00! In addition, the kit comes with a $50 Close To My Heart Cash Coupon to spend on select products you choose!

  • Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
  • 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
  • Custom Cardstock Combo Pack (Z9976)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 3 (9043)
  • Everyday Life™: Album — Bashful (Z9996)
  • Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1182)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1181)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1180)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1181)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1171)
  • Petite Perks™ Heartstrings Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2039)
  • Desk Pad (W1140)
  • Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (W1190)
  • $50 CTMH Cash to purchase select products of your choice

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Are you ready? Once you complete the application (It only takes a few minutes) and your approval notification is sent, you will be added to our Scissor Sisters team, exclusive Facebook group right away! 

Sign up as a new Consultant in February and you’ll get the exclusive Color of the Year bundle added to your Consultant kit FREE — that’s an added value of $36.30 that you can receive at no additional cost to you!QUESTIONS??

I am here to help!!

Kelly Baxter-Fitzgerald, Leader of the 'Scissor Sisters" 


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I look forward to visiting with you soon!!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

SILVER and GOLD 14 Page Workshop


14 Page Workshop


I am super pleased to announce my Silver and Gold Workshop.  It was truly a labor of love and a challenge including, slicing and welding together the shimmer sleigh.  I was not sure exactly what to do with all the basic tones in this workshop but am in LOVE-LOVE with the classy, classic, winter wonderland look.  I hope you love it to!  This workshop creates 14 detailed pages (7-two page layouts) and is rich with special cricut cuts, gold shimmer trim and gold glitter paper accents.  

Customers:  As always with my workshops, purchase your supplies from my shop site (Minimum of $40) and receive the special cuts from me to be able to create the workshop in full.

Supplies Needed:
Silver and Gold Workshop Your Way (G1138)
Silver and Gold Coordinating Cardstock (X7226D)
Extra Black Cardstock (2 sheets) (1386)
Extra White Cardstock (for bases) (1385)
1 Extra Sheet Gold Glitter Paper (Z3238)

Consultants:  Cut and Instruction .  You may order the guide here for $10/US. Please designate "Silver and Gold" in your notes as I do not see which workshop is ordered. Order Silver and Gold Consultant Guide  You will receive the full color cut guide, workshop instructions, Design Space File, and a list of Cricut files (page numbers and descriptions) used.  You will need to own the CTMH cartridges to be able to cut them in DS.

**Special Note for Non-DS users:  I designed the sleigh by welding and slicing objects together and therefore, this will not be able to be duplicated without Design Space.  All other cut files are available via Cricut Cartridges.  I am willing to cut and send just the sleigh (measures 11 x 5 1/2) from the glitter paper for $3.00/sleigh plus actual shipping to your zip code for all non-DS users.  This covers my cost of the glitter paper, envelope and time.  I will post approximate US shipping when I know and Canada/International will be additional shipping.

Additional Materials/Supplies used by consultant (or upsell item):
The only additional resource used on this workshop aside from Design Space and the supplies listed was:
Z3349 Ribbon Thin Cut

Sunday, October 15, 2017

FALLING FOR YOU 14 Page Workshop


14 Page Workshop and Consultant Cutguide

Beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, leaves, and specialty cuts to create this 14 Page Fall workshop using the CTMH Falling For You Workshop Your Way. You will love the rich fall colors with the shimmery gold accents!  Check out how to create this workshop yourself!  Details photos to follow.

For Customers:  Simply purchase your supplies (Minimum $40.00 order) from my shop site and receive the full color instruction and cut guide (cut guide will be complete on 10/23/2017) as well as all of the specialty cuts needed to complete all 14 pages shown.

Supplies needed:
G1135 Falling For You Workshop Your Way
X7223D Falling For You Coordinating Cardstock
Z3365 Gold Foil Paper (1 sheet (comes in a 3 pack so can be shared between customers)
12 additional sheets of White Daisy Cardstock

Consultants:  Cutguide is NOW available!  You may purchase your copy here Falling For You Cutguide Please specify the cutguide you are purchasing.  The Cutguide includes the cricut design space file for all of the specialty cuts as well as a detailed description of each cricut file, cartridge and page .  Consultants will need to own the specific cricut cartridges listed to be able to cut all of the files.  In addition to the supplies listed above for the customers, the following was also used:

2 additional sheets of Goldrush CS per customer
Leaf Thin Cuts Z4035
Thankful For You Thin Cuts Z4036 (Thankful For You Layout only)
Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder Z4032 (Thankful For You Layout only: center of sunflowers only)
Thin Cuts Block Alphabet Z3386 (Fall Fun Layout Title Only)
Scallop Border Thin Cuts  Z3348 (or some way to make scallop border) (Family Layout -need 1)

Fall Fun


So Grateful






Thankful For You


Family: Inspired by Naomi Smith's Original Creation

Together is the best place to be



Sunday, September 3, 2017


Beary Christmas 14 Page Workshop

With Consultant Guide Option

So exited about BEARY CHRISTMAS!  I love all the little extras and you will too!

Direct Customers:  This is such a bright and festive workshop just filled with detail and specialty cuts.  All you need to do to create this workshop is simply purchase your supplies (minimum of $40.00 order) on my shop site Kelly's Shop Site and I do the rest!  After you purchase your supplies, I will email you the full color instruction and cutguide as well as the specialty cuts.  Supplies needed:  G1137 Beary Christmas Workshop Your Way, C7225D Beary Christmas Coordinating Cardstock, and 1 sheet of Red Glitter Paper (Z3241).  The work is done for you...all planned out and created, all the papers coordinating as well as all the trimmings (chipboard, glitter pieces, stickers, gems, shimmer trim, and coordinating pattern papers)!  I am "Beary" excited about Beary Christmas and hope you are too!  
Consultants:  Guide is now available for purchase.  With the Guide you get the full color cut guide and instructions as well as the full Cricut Canvas Link. In addition I have listed out files, cartridges, and page numbers for manual cricut users.   You will need to have the cartridges used (all CTMH) to be able to fully use the canvas.    Purchase Beary Christmas Cut Guide

Saturday, July 15, 2017



Vibrant bright and happy!  I was worried about this line being too limited and "deserty" but I am in LOVE with it and you will love it too!!  This workshop creates 14 pages (7 two page layouts) with so many options for all ages and memories.  To create this workshop simply purchase your supplies off my shop site (Minimum of $40) Kelly's Shop Site and I will send you the special cricut cuts along with an efile with full color instruction and cut guide. I hope you love creating Prickly Pear as much as I did!

G1128 Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way ($26.95)
X7221D Prickly Pear Coordinating Cardstock ($9.95)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock (14 for Layout Bases)

D1722 Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp Set 17.95

I am just finishing up the cut guide and it will be $10.00.  It will include a canvas link to ALL cricut cuts.  The workshop uses Artbooking, Artistry, and Flower Market. The canvas includes all cut and written files.  There are NO other imported files and the workshop exclusively uses Cricut Design Space. When you purchase the guide you will receive the efile as well as the canvas link via email.  After purchase you are free to use this workshop for your own business purposes and for your own customers as per the consultant release.  The consultant guide will be ready to go by Tuesday 7/18/2017 and can be pre-ordered here:  Purchase Cut Guide Please designate which cut guide you have purchased in your notes. Please message me with any questions you might have!


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