Monday, September 10, 2018

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog hop

Thanks for visiting our blog hop!  You'll get a chance to see many of the new products from the September 1st Holiday Expressions 2018 release.  

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 Brenda's blog, 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 s see which blog to visit next.

Today I am featuring items from the new Boutique collection (paper, coordinating cardstock and complements) along with tags I've made using the new Thin Cut Fancy Tags and the Silver Embellishing Thread.

Here's a look at the new products I used.  You can click on the link below each picture to see these products on my website.

Boutique Paper Pack

Boutique Complements

Boutique Coordinating Cardstock

Thin Cut - Fancy Tags

Silver Embellishing Thread

Here's a closer look at some of the tags and embellishments on this page.

Here you see a tag that made using the Fancy Cut circular tag. I die cut one of the PML (Picture My Life)  3 x 4 cards from the Boutique paper pack.  It is sitting on top another 3 x 4 PML card from the same pack.  The embellishments at the top of the tag are fussy cuts from the flowered paper in the pack.

The flowers, heart, and a sticker are from the Boutique complements pack.  They are used  along with the Silver Embellishing thread and an oldie, but goodie, Silver Glitter Gems.

Here is journaling tag I made for this layout using the same Fancy TagsThin Cut and again, using fussy cut roses from the floral paper in this pack.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas on 
Cat's  blog.  

Be sure to visit the other 20 consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration and to see the new products in action.
If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September Calendar of Events

Beginners are always welcome

LEFT, RIGHT, AND CENTER FOR CRAFTERS - new product reveal parties - see separate post for more information

  • Friday, September 7 - 6:30 - 9:00
  • Monday, September 17 - 1:00 - 3:30
  • Wednesday, September 26 - 9:30 - Noon
  • Sunday, September 30 - 2:00 - 4:30

SCOPE - Monday, SEPTEMBER 10 - 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.  The topic this month is CHANGE.

OPEN CROP - Friday, September 14 - 4:00 - 11pm
Bring your own project to work on.  Bring a healthy, simple appetizer/snack to share for the supper hour. (Veggies, fruit, cheese, sausage, etc)
SCRAPBOOKING - Multi-page Workshop - Thursday, September 20 - 5:30 
You will have a choice of kits to work on.  See separate post to see choices

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page layout - Thursday, September 20 - 6:30 (runs concurrently with Multi-page Scrap for this month.) 
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.

See the Google calendar on my blog
(you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and  
Scraps at the bottom of the page 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 for any event.

September - CTMH events and scrapbooking workshop

September Events

Left, Right, and Center for Crafters 
New Product Launch parties

Make 3 projects, see the new idea book and products, play L-C-R to win prizes 
Find out about this year's workshop and hostess club.
Please contact me, if you haven't already done so, 
to register for the time you would like to come.
  • Friday, September 7 - 6:30 - 9:00
  • Monday, September 17 - 1:00 - 3:30
  • Wednesday, September 26 - 9:30 - Noon
  • Sunday, September 30 - 2:00 - 4:30
There is absolutely no obligation to place an order at the LCR events, just some to have fun; however, I will be offering some specials if you decide to order.  Those who order will quality for a drawing for free mystery hostess items of their choice.

Scrapbooking Multi-layout Workshops resume

Scrapbook Kit Workshop -  Thursday, September 20 - 5:30 - 9:00 - Please register by September 9th.  (Regular Hostess Club will start in October -- We haven't met yet to find out who would like to participate this year.)

Your choice of kits to work on! 

Some of you already have paper packs that you ordered from the last idea book that you may not have done this summer and might like to do now. If you have your own paper pack I have layout patterns and coordinating cardstock to offer for Fresh Air, Central Park, and Documented paper packs.  See pictures of the layouts below.  Please let me know which one you would want to do by September 9th.

If you don't have these paper packs, you might like to kick off the year with More Magical.  It's a pack that's great for Disney memories, or just bright and colorful for any summer pictures. You might notice it looks familiar.  It is!  It's a retired back that has been brought back in new updated colors.  I like it much better than the original pack. 
If you'd like to work with this one, you'd need to order the paper for that workshop by September 9th.  You can order More Magical paper pack here 
or contact me to order it for you.

Prices for the cutting guides and additional cardstock will vary with the number of layouts in each kit.
You may pay for that the night of the workshop.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Stamp of the Month - Just Treats

Thanks for stopping by for the

September Stamp of the Month

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 Krista's blog  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Carrie'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, Just Treats, one of my favorite stamp sets, features 22 holiday related stamps and is available only through the month of September.  You are really going to want to add this one to your collection because it is so versatile and will be used over and over again. 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.

It was so exciting to dig into the new CTMH Holiday Expressions paper packs to match up the various holiday stamps in this set with brand new papers. I am so in love! Take a peek when you have a chance.

For my first card, I chose paper from the Grateful Heart paper pack 
for a friendship or Thanksgiving card.
You can see the Grateful Heart paper pack here.  You will love it!

My next selection for the Halloween card is the Hello Pumpkin paper pack.
The bats on this cards were popped with foam tape.  It probably doesn't show on this photo, but the bats are shiny.  Covering them with liquid glass made them look like epoxy sticker and made them a little sturdier. I used the new Thin Cuts stitched circle for the sentiment circle and a ShinHan marker to accentuate the stitch marks.   

The tidings of comfort and joy stamp is a great match with the 
'Tis the Season paper pack.
Additional supplies used to make this card were ShinHan markers, foam tape
(to pop the center of the circle), White  Shimmer Trim, and Clear Sparkles.

Another colorful paper pack Oh, What Fun worked well with this wintery stamp.

Here's a close-up of the sparkles I colored with a ShinHan markers to embellish this card.  You really can't see how they shine in this photo, but it's a technique I often use to make sparkles match what I am creating.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas on 

Be sure to visit the other 20 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 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Scrapbook Workshop


Documented Scrapbook Layouts

Just loved working with this paper pack, the matching complements, titles, and dots.  This paper pack will be retiring tomorrow, August 31, so order right away if it appeals to you the way it did to me.

Need to give a shout out of thanks to sister consultant, Brenda Rose, for the inspiration for this layout.  
I really liked her layout and used many of her ideas on mine.
Using the Documented complements, titles,  and dots for this set of layouts really added a lot. 

The frame around the Open New Doors is the scrap left over after pulling off the sticker Live your story. I trimmed around the edges and put it on the eggplant CS before stamping the phrase.

Love the idea of finding the right photos to put behind the windows in this layout.

Just thinking about how looking at disappointments or other sad  good byes in life may open to new possibilities.  Many different ideas came to mind as I worked with the paper with the doors and windows.  To be honest, when I first saw that paper, I couldn't imagine how to use it.  Once I got going, more and more ideas popped into my mind.

The words Beautiful and Memories were cut out of the packaging for the
complements for this paper suite.  The floral panels used in the corners are the 

Picture My Life Cards from this paper pack.

Find your Documented paper pack, Documented complements,  titles and dots on my website

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Product Release Workshops

Left, Right, and Center
for Crafty Gals
(crafty guys welcome too!)

You're invited to a fun game and craft time to explore and play with the new Close To My Heart products released in the September 1 – 2018 Holiday Expressions Idea Book. Find out about workshops I'll be offering this year as well.

We’ll play with some of the new products to make some fun make-n-takes, play a few rounds of the Left, Right, Center game to win some prizes and have some yummy treats.
What is the L-C-R game?  A very simple game that requires absolutely 
no skills other than knowing your left from your right and the ability to have fun.

RSVP with the time that you would like to attend.  

Each party is open to 8 guests, so register early to get your first choice of times.

L-C-R party Date and Time *

RSVP date

Friday, September 7 -  6:30 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 4

Monday, September 17 - 1:00 – 3:30PM

Monday, September 10

Wednesday, September 26 – 9:30 - noon

Monday, September 10

Sunday, September 30 - 2:00 – 4:30PM

Monday, September 10

*LCR parties with less than 4 registered guests will be canceled. 

Register and bring a friend who is new to me and get an extra gift.

There is absolutely no obligation to place an order for any productsjust come to have fun; however, I will be offering some specials for those who wish to place an order at one of these parties. Those who order will qualify for a drawing for free mystery hostess items.  

Want to host a fun LRC crafty night 
(or daytime) with your own friends at your home?

I’ll bring the party to you if you have at least 5 friends to attend. 
All you need is a kitchen or dining room table and provide the snacks and beverages.

Interested? Let’s talk!

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.