Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday Sale

One-day flash sale on my 
on Cyber Monday! 

  • Here's a chance to get a 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder™ items and a 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items! 
  • This sale starts November 27, 2017 at midnight (MST) (1:00 AM CST) and will last 24 hours
  • To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale times.  The promotions tab is at the top of the page.  The Cyber Monday items will be listed on that page.
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. 
  • All discounted items ordered as part of this sale are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.
  • As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items. 
  • All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!

Get a peek at the Workspace Wonder items that you might find in this sale here .  To find the exact items and bundles being offered at a savings, be sure to visit my website as early as you can on Monday, November 27th.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart 

Just For Fun Blog Hop

In this blog hop we are featuring a variety of projects using products from the awesome CTMH November special sale.  See more information about the 30 - 40% off these amazing Fundamentals Bundles here

If you are coming from Brenda's blog, you are on the right track. This hop is one big loop of fun, creative ideas; so be sure to follow the link at the end of this entry to continue to see the fun we have had with these wonderful papers and other coordinating products.

My project uses paper from my favorite Fundamental Paper Pack, 
Basics Fundamental.  I just love the way all the papers in this pack coordinate.

I made a mini (3 x 3) fold-out box album.  

Here you see the album closed.

Here's a side view of the box album.

With the open album, there are 7 places for 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" pictures. 
I used one of the spots for a ballerina die cut from the 
YOU ARE HERE, CTMH Cricut cartridge.

You will love the way the Bashful (CTMH color of the year) cardstock 
coordinates with the all the papers in the Basics Fundamental paper pack.

Here you see the first section of the album folded in.

Here you see both side sections folded in.  The bottom
flap folds up over the two sides.

Finally the top folds down and hook and loop dots
(velcro fasteners) hold the top of the 
box album in place.

CTMH products used on this project  click on the links below to see the products on my website

Papers: Basics Fundamental paper pack, Charcoal cardstock, Bashful cardstock
Embellishments: Bashful Pearls, Bitty Sparkles
Tools: Bone folder, Bonding Memories Dual Action Glue Pen, Hook and Loop Dots
Circuit Cartridge:  You Are Here

Be sure to check out the fantastic special on this paper pack, as well as coordinating complements, and ribbons.  This offer is only available until the end of November.  You can see all the great deals right here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more creative inspiration as we  visit  Emily's blog.  Be sure to visit all the consultants who have joined in on this blog hop.    If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Special

WOW!  What a special!  
You' have to check this one out.
30% - 40% off many products.

You can see better pictures and all the savings HERE on my website.

Friday, October 27, 2017

October/November Calendar Update


Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome

  • Scrapbooking - Bunco Fun Night - Monday, October 30 (6:30 - 9:00)
  • Paper Crafting Workshop - Tuesday, November 7 (12:30 - 3:30) - card in a box workshop
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Tuesday, November 7 (6:30 - 9:00)
  • Open Crop - Friday, November 10 (5:30 - 11:00)  Optional shared supper (baked potato bar)
  • Open Crop - Saturday, November 11 (9:00 - 3:00) Lunch, snacks, beverages
  • Multi-page Srapbooking Workshop - Thursday, November 16 (5:30 - 9:30)
  • Christmas Card workshop - Monday, November 20 (6:00 - 9:00) - card making
  • Card making - Bunco Fun Night - Monday, November 27 (6:30 - 9:00)
See my Google calendar on my blog (you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event

Contact me (upper left corner of this page) to register for workshops or Open Crop or Bunco 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop

A blog hop is a big loop through crafty, fun ideas for you to visit as you go from blog to blog to collect inspiration for your own paper crafting.  If you are coming from Gina's Little Corner of StampinHeaven, you are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link near the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next. 

This particular blog hop is connected to a wonderful special CTMH is offering this month.
(See more information at the bottom of this post.) Here is the cute stamp set, Punny Pals, used for this blog hop.

I love the cute sayings and the cards I could create, but when my 4 year-old granddaughter and I were looking at this set and I asked her to pick he favorite, she loved them all, so I created a two page layout to use with pictures and memories of her that are just too stinkin' cute!

CTMH products used on this double layout
click on each link to see these products on my website


Stamp Sets 

Inks and Coloring Supplies

Thanks for visiting today.  Join me as we hop on to see the fun Priscilla has created at  Priscilla's Paperie .  Be sure to visit all the participating consultants to see all the wonderful ways to use this stamp set and thin cuts.  All the participants in this blog hop are listed here if per chance you need to get back in the loop.

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, $17.95, (shown above)  Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation SmileTM, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. 
  • To bring these stamp images to life, Close To My Heart is also offering a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit during October. 

  • The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards like those you see at the very top of this post, and it is available at a discounted price!  $39.95 (a $48.69 value) 
  • If you already have the stamp set and want the Thin Cuts separately ($28.95) and/or cards separately, they are also available that way.  See more info on my website.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Holiday Expressions 

New Product Blog Hop

A blog hop is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas as you visit each of the connected blogs. If you are coming from Krista's Krafty Corner, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

The new products I chose to work with are from the Cats and Bats collection.  The great thing about this paper pack is that it can be totally Halloween related, or if you're like a lot of the gals who come to my scrapbooking workshops, you might not want Halloween layouts.  Today I have some of both.

This layout has die-cuts from the CTMH Cricut Collection - YOU ARE HERE for the pumpkins.  I used both sides of the goldrush cardstock to get the two different tones for the pumpkins.  The vines are from the CTMH Cricut Collection - ARTBOOKING.

For this layout, I used the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.  The willow diagonal striped paper is the black and white paper from this pack.   I applied the Willow ink directly to the paper to the paper to get the color I wanted for this layout.

Not all of my workshop gals wanted the paper with all the Halloween related words, so I  found another way to use them.  I cut letters and picture mats instead.  The letters on this layout came from the CTMH Cricut Collection, YOU ARE HERE.  The leaves were cut from the CTMH Cricut Collection, FLOWER MARKET.   The leaves were stamped to give them some texture and color using the stamp set, Splash of Color. 

I really like the two-tones of our updated cardstock. The picture mats on this layout use both shades of the emerald cardstock.

So now, for some Halloween layouts -- however, for those who don't want the Halloween layouts, a few pieces at the top of the page could be changed and embellished with something other than the Cats and Bats complements included here.

The same thing goes for this layout - just change the embellishments to have a more generic layout.  The zip strips used on this layout had a white background with the black dots.  I used the same technique with willow ink applied directly to the paper.

CTMH products used on these layouts 
click on each link to see these products on my website



Circut Collections 

Stamp Sets 
Feel So Blessed (September stamp of the month)


Thanks for visiting today.  Join me as we hop on to see which new products Carrie at  Miss. Carrie's Creations is showcasing.  Be sure to visit all the participating consultants to see all the beautiful new holiday Close To My Heart products.

All the participants in this blog hop are listed here if per chance you need to get back in the loop.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Multi-page Scrapbooking Workshop To

Scrapbook Workshops


Close To My Heart  - Falling For You 

Workshop: Thursday, September 21, 5:30

These are the layout plans I am offering this month during my workshop.

In addition to the paper pack shown, the matching complements and some supplemental cardstock will be needed to complete each workshop.

Workshop cutting guides are available upon request with a minimum $20 order placed on my website for each cutting guide.

Falling For You   X72223B

See the paper pack details on my website