Saturday, February 15, 2020

EXTENDED Flash Sale - Lucky In Love

FLASH SALE has been extended through Monday, February 16, 3:49pm (CST)

Find cardstock bundles, ribbons, sequins, 
an exclusive NEW CUT ABOVE KIT 
and an exclusive ST. PATTY'S DAY STAMP SET, 
kraft paper, black Versamat, and so much more on sale 
while supplies last. 

Shop my website for these deals

Monday, February 10, 2020

Card Making Workshop

Card Making In February

  • A card buffet will be available during any of my other workshop times or open crop times during this month. 
  •  Make as many cards as you would like at $2 each.  
  • You may change sentiments or colors to suit your needs.  
  • Card kit boxes are set up so you can choose  from the following and several more that are similar.  
  • Please bring your own adhesive.
  • See times and dates below

Available times to work during these events -
  • Scrapbooking workshop - Thursday, February 20th, 5:30 - 9:30
  • Open Crop - Friday, February 21, 1:00 - 11:00
  • If neither of those days work for you, contact me to see if we can find a time we have in common for you to work on your cards.

Scrapbooking workshop

Multipage Scrapbooking Workshop

 Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:30 - 9:30

Spruced Up Scrapbooking workshop -- Altered 
We will use the scrapbooking kit from CTMH plus a few extra sheets of cardstock
in order to create 4 double layouts.

Here are the layouts I've created.  The first one is not my favorite, but I've found a few double layouts that other consultants have shared, and you might like 
one of those better.

I have not added the wood shapes that are included with the workshop either, 
as I would rather wait until I add photos to the layouts.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February Schedule of workshops and open crops

one of the cards offered this month

Scrapbook Workshop: Two Page Scrapbooking Layout
Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 6:30 - 9:00
Fee: $8 paper and embellishments, die cuts etc. included - just bring your own tools and your Make It From Your Heart - volume 3 if you have one
Reserve your spot by: Tuesday, Feb. 4 
* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mats
  and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops

Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Card Buffet kits available (see note below.)
Date: Friday, February 7
Time: 1:00 - 11:00pm
Fee: Donation to HOPES
Supper:  5:30 – 6:30 Dinner if you care to join in  -- Taco Bar -- Please sign up to bring a taco builder – I’ll have meat and soft shells
Reserve your spot by: Thursday, February 6

Jackie’s SCOPE Group - Spirituality and Creativity Time
Focus - Light
Date: Monday, February 10
Time6:30 – 8:30pm
Fee: None - bring your own project to work on during reflection hour
Reserve your spot by: Thursday, February 6

Scrapbook Workshop: Multipage Scrapbook Workshop
Featured Paper Pack: Spruced Up Workshop Kit from CTMH
Link to order kit:
Card Buffet kits available (see note below.)
Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 5:30 – 9:30
Fee: Pre-order supplies by February 5
Reserve your spot by: Friday, February 7
Layouts will be on my blog soon
* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mats
  and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops

Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Card Buffet kits available (see note below.)
Date: Friday, February 21
Time: 1:00 - 11:00pm
Fee: Donation to HOPES
Reserve your spot by: February 20
Supper - Sloppy Joe and build a salad  (please sign up to bring a salad item if you care to join us for supper about 5:30)

Card Buffet Drop-Ins
-- Drop in anytime during the workshop or crop times listed for card buffets to choose  
     and work on your cards.
-- $2 per card.  Make as many as you like or only the ones you want.
-- The buffet offerings will be the same all month. 
-- Come as many times as you wish during the month.
-- You may change the sentiment, color, or design paper on the cards to suit your needs.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

February Special - Stamptacular


Get Stamptacular deals on your favorite stamp sets and Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles!
Get ready for some Stamptacular deals on your favorite stamp sets and Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles! With drastically reduced prices on dozens of stamp sets and Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles, this amazing special is one you won’t want to miss out on. 

Check out the chart below to get inon these amazing deals!

Offer available February 1–29. Shipping & handling based 
on full retail price of all items.
We’ve even brought back five stamp sets from the past as exclusive items in the Stamptacular special! 

*Refer to the chart below to see the discounted pricing for all stamp set sizes.
These special offers are only available through February 29 while supplies last, so don’t delay—get your favorites today! Be sure to check out the companion flyer for more awesome deals on Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles or view all the details online!

To shop this special, visit my Consultant website:

Stamp Size
Retail Price
Discounted Price

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Cherishing Her


Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month

If you are coming from Gina's blog , you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Krista's blog for you to continue following the hop.  If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

The stamp of the monthCherishing Her , is a set of 23 stamps that will be wonderful for designing cards or scrapbooks for those favorite ladies in your life.  As you go through this hop, you'll see lots of  creative ideas for using this stamp set.

For my projects this month, I paired the stamp of the month with another new stamp set that I have been itching to create with, Angel Hugs, (c1820).

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink and shaded in with a gray water color pencil which was blended in with a clear shimmer brush. Unfortunately the shimmer really doesn't show up on this picture.  The black centers of the flowers were done with the black shimmer brush. 

Here's a close up

With this card, the coloring was done with colored shimmer brushes, except for the wings.  Here again, I colored the wings with a water color pencil and then blended the color with a clear shimmer brush.

Another close up so you can see the shimmer.

In the next few cards, I didn't include a sentiment because I like to have some cards on hand to finish for a special occasion.  I just thought I'd share them to show you how this stamp set looks with gold embossing powder and alcohol markers.

My final "experiment" to share with you is this.  
I think I might go back and add just a little more red to some of the flowers in the center bunch -- maybe with a red watercolor pencil.  I didn't have the right shade of red to work with when I was preparing this.  Maybe you have another suggestion for me.  
I'd love to hear from you.

Cherishing Her  is available only through the month of February.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here  .

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 
Krista's blog
Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration.

If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the 
to get back on track.

Friday, January 24, 2020

3 day Flash Sale

In honor of our Australian Consultants, we're celebrating Australia Day with our friends down under with a three-day flash sale, featuring individual items and bundles at amazing discounts! Get ready for some awesome deals during the Close To My Heart Australia Day Flash Sale!

The Flash Sale starts on Friday, January 24th at 4:00 pm (CST) and ends on Sunday, January 26th at 3:59 pm (CST). Supplies are limited so shop early on my website.