Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Scrapbooking Workshop - Fresh Air

Fresh Air 
Scrapbooking Workshop

Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:30 - 9:30
meeting for local scrappers

Just loved this paper pack and looking forward to our vacation to Asheville, NC
 and the Shenandoah Valley this year to fill up these layouts.

Thank you to fellow consultant, Laurie Levorson, 
for the inspiration to use the binoculars
 from the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Collection on this layout.

The Fresh Air paper pack and matching complements 
are only available for a few more weeks - (through Aug. 31 - or while supplies last.)

You can find the Fresh Air paper pack and complements  here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Special Kit - You've Got Class

You've Got Class

But Wait! - This kit doesn't just have to be about kids and school!

Here's a fantastic and simple way to organize all those certificates, writing samples, and other things too cute to part with from the kids' school years.
But what if we brainstorm outside of the box -- what else could we organize and and document using this cool kit?

How about those trips that span different places that have memorabilia that could be organized in the folders and have pictures on the outside pages of the folders?

How about documenting that house you're building or a remodeling project?   Keep receipts and other important papers inside the folders and scrap those in-progress or before and after photos on the outside.

What a great way to document anything that will change over time!  How about a yearly garden scrapbook?  Pictures on the outside, receipts, notes about planting, what you learned that year, notes for planning for the following year on the inside.

Help me brainstorm!  What else could we use this great kit to document progress over time?  Place your thoughts in the comments below.

In the meantime, check out the video to see what's included in this wonderful kit.  
Remember too that the components of the kit are available individually as well.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Workshops and Crops

August Workshop and Crop Times

Beginners are always welcome

SCOPE - Monday, August 13 - 6:30  - This is a spirituality and creativity session led by Jackie Jensen.  Quiet contemplative time to meditate, write, create, color, bible journal, work on whatever you choose.  Sharing at the end of the evening if you choose to share.

SCRAPBOOKING - Multi-page Workshop - Thursday, August 16 - 5:30 (concurrent with 2 page scrap)  We will be working with the Fresh Air paper pack.

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page layout - Thursday, August 16 - 6:30 (runs concurrently with Multi-page Scrap for the summer months only.) 
Choose one of the designs from my current workshop and substitute papers from my stash OR  choose a layout from one of my CTMH pattern books, and I will help you select papers and help you as you need it with your layout.

OPEN CROP - ThursdayAugust 23 - open work time 12:30 - 6:00

OPEN CROP - Friday, August 31 - open work time 4:00  - 11:30pm 

No technique time summer classes - Will resume in September - but you're welcome to come and stamp and make your own cards during Open Crops (I have some old kits you can create with.)

See the Google calendar on my blog
(you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and  
Scraps if you're reading this in an 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 and save your spot  for
 workshops or Open Crop Work times

Monday, August 6, 2018

Here's to You CTMH blog hop

Here's to You

Welcome to our special blog hop featuring the four stamps that are a part of the 

The four stamps are included in the workshop, or can be purchased separately.

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas. If you are coming from Haley's blog  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Krista's blog at the end of my post. Each blog you visit will feature a link to continue following the hop. If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

A friend that I scrap and make cards with challenged several people in our crop group to a monthly  card making challenge.  She sends 4 card patterns at the beginning of the month and asks us to join in and see the variety of cards we can create with the patterns she chooses by the end of the month.  

Well, I decided to use her challenge to go with this blog hop.  Some of the patterns were out of my usual card design comfort zone. I paired up the stamps from this promotion with the Central Park paper pack and some coordinating cardstock.  I also used the Central Park sequins.

These are the cards I came up with. 

 Here's a closer look at each of the cards.

On this card, the sentiment wouldn't fit on the piece from the design, 
so I decided to put the sentiment on vellum.  I really liked how it worked out. 
I used Archival Ink to stamp on the vellum.  I attached the vellum 
using dots of liquid glue under the larger printed words.

I loved the sunshine pattern on this paper from the from the Central Park 
paper pack to go with this sentiment.  The little dots in the design
 were made using ShinHan markers.  The faux stitching was done
with a fine line gel pen.

The pattern for this card was a particular challenge to me as there were to be 
3 pieces spaced along the bar.  I have them a little closer together
than they were on the pattern I was given.


Here's one more card that I made that uses an old go-to pattern 
I like to use for cards. This one was not part of the challenge
from my friend.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can contact your CTMH consultant or find the Here's To You Scrapbooking and Card making here

Join me as we hop on to see what creative ideas

Krista  has in store for us on her blog.  

Be sure to visit the other 27 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 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What's new in August - Specials

August Specials from Close to My Heart

Here's to You!

Here's a beautiful workshop to create a single page layout and 
 special occasion cards.

The full kit includes:  
  • 4 stamps set shown above
  • 11 sheets of cardstock (1 Bashful, 1 Glacier, 2 Juniper, 1 Lagoon, 2 Linen, 1 Pacifica, 2 White Daisy, 1 silver glitter) 
  • 1 sheet of Vellum
  • 1 set of White Pearls (z3370)
  • 7 card blanks and envelopes

This kit comes with or without the embossing folder and contains stamps, cardstock and embellishments to make the lovely artwork shown below or in the workshop guide above.  (Stamp sets are available separately if that's your interest.)

Note: This workshop uses shapes from the Cricut® Artistry Collection. 

Or order the stamp sets separately.

Click here to order your Here's to You products now.
Offer available throughAugust 31, 2018 while supplies last.

Bring Back My Pack—More Magical!

Available August 1 - September 30
Here's a revised favorite.

You might recognize the  More Magical Paper Packet.  It's back for a limited time with some new colors.  Such a fun paper pack for summer fun at amusement parks, the fair, or parties.

What a great workshop -- Look at these layouts!
(Instructions available for download here.)

And cards too!

Kit contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Dreams Stamp Set (CC8183)
1 – More Magical Paper Packet (CC8181)

3 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 – Black cardstock sheets
3 – Bluebird cardstock sheets
2 – Candy Apple cardstock sheets
2 – Carolina cardstock sheets
1 – White & Gold Ribbon (Z3189)
1 – Black & White Dots (Z3314)
8 – white cards & envelopes

You can order the full workshop kit...or order the paper packet 
separately on my website.

And look -- what's even better -- you could get this paper pack FREE by hosting a party (online, your home or mine)  or become a Consultant.


See more about hostess advtanages here.

Find out more about new consultant advantages here.  

You’ve Got Class!

Here's a 14 single layout workshop with a paper collection and stamp set to create a great scrapbook to preserve all the special school memories K - 12.  The kit also brings back our True Fit Folios for storing those special keepsakes and moments from each year.  You can see all of the layouts and find the workshop instructions here.  Be sure to act quickly as this kit is only available through September 30 or while supplies last.  

Kit contents:

1 – School Kids Stamp + Thin Cuts
1 – My Acrylix® You've Got Class Stamp Set
1 – You've Got Class Paper Packet
7 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – Sapphire cardstock sheet
1 – Lagoon cardstock sheet
1 – Glacier cardstock sheet
1 – Linen cardstock sheet
1 – Juniper cardstock sheet
7 – True Fit Folios
12 – 3" × 4" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors® 
1 – Clear Sparkles

August Stamp of the Month

For the Love of Crafting

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

*Stamp of the Month is only available August 1– 31, 2018.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August SOTM - For the Love of Crafting

Thanks for stopping by for the

August Stamp of the Month
Blog Hop

Welcome to our stamp of the month blog hop.  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas. Glad you could join us today.  If you are coming from Laurens's blog  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Krista's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature a link to continue following the hop.   If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

This month's stamp set, For the Love of Crafting, features 9 fun stamps and is available only through the month of August.  You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or here.

As an avid scrapbooker and stamper, this stamp will get lots of use in documenting my own crafting journey, but it will also come in handy in making up cards or gifts for my crafty friends, or even in my business.  My project today, candy (Hershey Nugget) holders, will be used at my upcoming new idea book share event in September.  

I made the nugget holders using Sapphire cardstock and then embellished each with paper or zip strips from the Beautiful Friendship paper packet.  I stamped the images on White Daisy Cardstock with Sapphire ink and added other embellishments listed below.  Wrapped Hershey Nuggets will go in the front pocket and my business cards, a little CTMH gift, coupons, and tickets for prizes will go in the back pocket for each of the attendees. (measurements for the nugget holders are at the end of this post if you are interested in making some yourself.)

Let's take a closer look at each one of the nugget holders.
Flowers on these holders are from the Flower Market 
Cricut Collection.

I added extra dots around the heart shape 
with a ShinHan marker.

Some of the flowers on this one are fussy cut 
from the paper in this pack.
I used the Gold Shimmer Brush around the edges 
of the saying here.

Hopefully from this angle you can see the
gold sparkly letter fill from the Gold Shimmer Brush. 
The stamping on this is with Memento Black ink so
as not to run when filled in with the shimmer brush.

Memento Ink was used for this along with the
Gold Shimmer Pen.

From this angle, you can see the back pocket
 of the holder.

CTMH SUPPLIES USED  click on links below to get a closer look at these products
Paper Pack: Beautiful Friendship
Inks and Coloring: Momento Black and Sapphire InkShimmer Brush - Gold
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles and Bitty Sparkles
Cricut collection: Flower Market

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see what creative ideas
 Krista has in store for us on her blog.  

Be sure to visit the other 27 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 

Directions for the nugget holder:
Cardstock 8 x 4
  • Score along the 8 inch side at  1", 1 1/2", 3", 4", 5" 6 1/2", 7"
  • Turn and score on the 4 inch side at 1/2" and 3 1/2"

Fold in half - put adhesive only in the center inside down to the second fold line

Note the trimming directions 

Here is a view of the first side  when side flaps are folded and glued in place.
Be sure to use a strong adhesive (liquid or red line tape type)
to adhere the sides so they won't pop out when you
 fill the nugget holder. 

The finished nugget holder should look like this from the side.

Start embellishing the nugget holder.

These are fairly sketchy directions, but hopefully it gives you some idea of what to do.  They really are pretty easy.  If you have questions, please contact me or ask questions in the comments below.

--  For the Love of Crafting --

 Have fun and do something you love everyday!