Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweet Home Card Workshops

Home sweet home! The crochet-like images paired with the Sweet Home Level 2 paper packet and coordinating accessories will wrap your memories in down-home warmth and beauty!  Join me on the following dates to create these cards featured in the Workshop Guide in the Sweet Home Kit. 
Friday, November 20th, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 22nd 6:30 p.m.

The flash "shine" in the top card is from the "Top Coats- Framed In" acetate I used to dress up these cards.  Although for these cards, I cut them up, they are 4x6 in size, fitting perfectly over your photos, adding a unique design from these photo-size transparencies. Remove clear protective film before using. An easy way to do this is to use the rub and erase to pull up the corner of the film, getting it started, and then further pulling them (6 White Daisy, 6 Colonial White)

"Top Coats- Framed In"  $4.95 item number Z1211.
Works like an eraser to remove misplaced adhesive or rub-ons. (2" x 2") $2.95 Z1207

You can order both of these products on my website

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stampaganza Stamp Sale!

Your favorite stamp special is here! And just in time for gift shopping!

Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection! Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign.  From November 3-30, 2009, customers who purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of their choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)-a savings of up to $22.95 US.

This is a great time to host a catalog show!  How does this work?  It is easy, share the idea book and stampaganza special with your friends.  Collect a minimum of $150 in sales (before shipping and tax) and you will receive a minimum of $25 in FREE products!  Need an idea book and order forms?  Let me know and I will get them to you! 


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Santa's workshop

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I get the opportunity to set up projects for the "elves" to make for their friends and family.  This year, Santa's workshop will be on Dec 5th beginning at 10 a.m.  Through out the next month, I will be featuring different items for the workshop on my blog.  If you see one you like, let me know by November 20th so I can get the supplies ready for you! 

My first item to feature is the "HO HO HO" wall hanging inspired by my friend and fellow consultant Barb L.  For $4, this is an easy but fun item to make as a simple decoration.  The dimensions are approximately 4 x 15.  You could also do the work JOY.  Easy for kids to make!  Remember to order your supplies today! 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Childhood Portrait

This silhouette set depicts the wonders of childhood.  The images are a crisp reminder of those wonderful days of innocence.  These cards are made using the grace paper packet.  The first one is referred to the "Tri-shutter" card and although it looks complicated, it is very easy to make.  If you would like instructions, please email me and I can send them to you.  Enjoy memories of your childhood! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Enter to Win a Free My Legacy® Album

Close to My Heart is offering a new and fun sweepstakes for you (and anyone else interested in Studio J) to enter! Simply sign up for email updates at Studio (top left side of the screen) and you will automatically be entered into a weekly random drawing for a My Legacy® Dark Cocoa linen album. They will notify the winner via email. If you didn’t get the album, don’t worry—your name is still in the drawing for the next week. You could be a winner of a free album and also receive occasional updates about Studio J.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jingle holiday cards up close

Several Close to My Heart consultants offered the inspiration for these cards.  I love being part of the CTMH community!  The ideas and support make my job so rewarding!  Join me to create these cards at my workshops on Oct 16th, 29th and November 13th & 14th.  Make 20 cards, 5 of each, for $25.  RSVP to let me know if you are joining the workshop. 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Classic Christmas Card Set

The traditional red and green with gold embellishments give these cards their classic look.  During my holiday card workshops you can create a set of 20 cards, 5 of each, for $25.  The holiday card workshops are October 16th, 29th, and during Santa's workshop on November 13th &14th.  Join us for some holiday crafting time. 


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Winter Delights Card Set

Here's an upclose view of the individual sets of cards for the holiday card workshops.  The sparkles and glitter are hard to see in the photos but they make these cards shine.  You can make 5 of each of these cards for a total of 20 for $25.  The workshop dates are Oct 16, 29, and during Santa's workshop November 13 & 14th.  RSVP today for your workshop time. 

Friday, October 9, 2009

Holiday Card Workshops

I have finally finished my holiday card sets for the workshop.  I am excited about how they turned out and am looking forward to stamping with you!  Come and create your holiday cards.  During the workshop you will create 20 cards, 5 of each in one set for $25.  RSVP for your workshop time.  October 16, 29th, and during the Santa's workshop in November 13& 14th.  Workshop includes card bases, envelopes, pre-cut paper, and embellishments. 

Classic Christmas

Winter Delights


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scrapbooking for Beginners: Level One My Reflection Kits

Close to My Heart makes scrapbooking faster, simpler and easier and beautiful.  Our level one layouts include 4 pre-printed layouts featuring patterns from the Reflections how to book, two coordinating pieces of background and texture paper, two coordinating sheets of cardstock and two sheets of cardstock weight stickers.  Putting these together with your photos and memories, creates at least 4 beautiful layouts.  These kits are perfect for beginner and young scrapbookers.  I am hosting a "just for beginners" class this Friday, October 9th in the evening.  If you would like to be an observer or a participant, email me for more information. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Button Borders

Another preview of the layouts we will be doing in our October workshops using the Grace My Reflections Paper Kit.  The button borders are created with the basic buttons and crystal blue waxy flax and add a playful element to these pages.  If you are interested in doing this workshop, email me by Thursday October 8th.  Workshop dates are posted on the right column of this page.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Heartfelt Wonders

Grace is a rich paper packet to use because of its diversity. For this page, I inclorporated the Heartfelt Wonder Die Cuts. This set comes with three sheets, features fall and winter images, and adds dimension and texture. I accented the flourishes with matching brads.