Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May Calendar Update

JOIN ME FOR SOME CRAFTING FUN  
Beginners are always welcome

OPEN CROP - Thursday,  May 3 - open work time 5:30 

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page -Tuesday, May 8 , 6:30

SCRAPBOOKING - 6 page - Thursday, May17, 5:30

OPEN CROP - Friday, May 18 - open work time noon - 11pm

TECHNIQUE TIME - Card making - Thursday, May 24, 6:30



See the 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 workday




May CTMH specials


What's New at CTMH in May?


The brand new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog is here!


Lots of  new products and great artwork inspiration for your own projects. 

You can get a free copy with your next order or you can also view it online here.


National Scrapbooking Month—Postcard Perfect! 

Look at all the coordinated products offered this month here.


Included in this National Scrapbooking Month Postcard Perfect special:
an exclusive paper packet
stamp set
cardstock combo pack
Cut Above® layout kit. 



Save 20% when you purchase the Postcard Perfect product bundle, which includes all of this month’s featured items in one convenient bundle.

Paper Packet - $14.95



Stamp Set - $17.95




Cut Above Kit - $24.95





Postcard Perfect Bundle - $67.80  $53.95Includes the following:
My Acrylix® Postcard Perfect stamp set
Cut Above® Postcard Perfect layout kit
Postcard Perfect paper packet
Postcard Perfect coordinating cardstock



For Hostesses:
As a hostess, you can receive a FREE Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit when your party order reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards.($350) Contact me if you'd like more information on setting up an online party, an in-home party.  See hostess information here.


For New Consultants
Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in May will receive the Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit FREE in their New Consultant Kit. Visit the New Consultant FAQ page for more information.


May Stamp of the Month — Classic Summer Bash


Spend $50 and get this $17.95 stamp set for $5.
See more here




See my Stamp of the Month Post for more examples.


Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'









Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Stamp of the Month Classic Summer Bash Blog hop

Close To My Heart 

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas.  If you are coming from Michelle's blog  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Jen's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature links to continue following the hop. 

This month's stamp set, Classic Summer Bash, features 25 stamps and is available only through the month of May.  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. 





My project is a scrapbook page using the stamp of the month along with papers from the Whimsy Fundamental Collection of papers.
click on photo for larger picture



Here's a close-up look at some of the stamping.

The lemon slices were stamped with canary ink and shaded with
ShinHan markers.



The straw was stamped with Pixie ink and shaded with the Tender Pink ShinHan  marker.  I slit the rim of the jar at the top line and the bottom line, and then again at the level of the lemonade.  I shaded the lemonade with yellow markers listed below and then stamped the lemon slices with Canary ink on top of the coloring.

CTMH supplies used  
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pixie, Canary, Glacier
Paper:  Whimsy Fundamentals paper collectionPixie circle print, Canary, Pixie, and Glacier prints
Stamp Set: Classic Summer Bash (S1805)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to Jen's blog see what creative ideas she has for this stamp set.  

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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

May Multi-page Scrapbook Workshop


Multi-Page Scrapbooking Workshop
Thursday, May 17th, 5:30 - 9:30

We will be using The Cut Above Kit - This Is Me.  This kit is originally designed to be used mainly for journaling which is a wonderful set.  But if you'd rather use this beautiful set for more pictures and a smaller amount of journaling, I've redesigned the pages to include more picture mats.  This kit is from the 
Seasonal 1 idea book, so I have stocked up on a few extra kits in case you are still interested in doing this version of the workshop once the Seasonal 1 idea book retires at the end of April 2018.

(P.S. My Hostess Club scrapbooking club members, you have already ordered this for the May 17th workshop)







The redesigned kit with supplemental cardstock and cutting guide
 is a little over $35.00.  If you already have the kit and just need 
the supplemental cardstock  and cutting guide - $7.00.




Here's a view of the original kit.





A beautiful set of layouts either way you choose to use it.
Happy Scrappin' !


Friday, April 20, 2018

Picture My Life Optional Hop

Close To My Heart

Picture My Life Blog Hop



If you are not familiar with Picture My Life cards by Close To My Heart, they are 4x6 and 3x4 cards perfect for pocket scrapbooking.  However, as you will see in today's blog hop, they can be used for so much more!

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas.  If you are coming from Michelle's blog, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Alayne's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature links to continue following the hop.  If you get lost along the way, you can always find a complete list of blog hop participants on Melinda's blog.
This blog hop features many creative uses of the Picture My Life cards available in individual sets or as a part of each paper pack from Close To My Heart.  At first, I was not a fan of PML (Picture My Life Cards) since I don't usually do pocket scrapbooking.  However, I have become a believer and use them regularly now in both traditional scrapbooking and card making.

For my blog hop project today, I used cards from the Be-YOU-tiful pack.

The cool thing about these cards is that one side of the card is printed horizontally and the other side is printed vertically.  My project is a layout for my granddaughter's scrapbook.  At 4 years old, she is little, but very determined and mighty, 
so the sentiments here fit her perfectly.


click on photo for a larger view


CTMH supplies used  (see links for a close up view of these products)
PML Cards: Be-YOU-tiful
Thin Cuts: Block Alphabet





Just another note:  Often times when designing scrapbook pages using our paper pack PML sheets, I look for sections of three PML cards that can be used together on a layout.  Sometimes I end up using one section as a picture mat, so I might place a photo mat in one of the three connected sections.  Here are some samples:

6 x 12 portion of PML sheet from Stargazer used on this layout.
6 x 12 portion of the PML sheet from Gimme  Some Sugar used on this layout.





Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see what creative idea Alayne has for using Picture My Life cards.  

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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.






Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Scrapbooking Workshops

Time to Snip, Snap, and Scrap


Two Scrapbooking Workshops



Two page workshop - Thursday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30
$8

All supplies needed other than your adhesive, paper trimmer, and scissors
 are provided the night of the workshop.  
For the two-page scrap night, if the colors/papers in this layout do not match your pictures,
you are able to swap out for paper better suited to your needs.




Multi-page Workshop - Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 9:30

This month I am offering 2 sets of layouts for the CTMH Stargazer paper pack.
The first one does not include the Stargazer "hero" paper - Outer Space Theme.  These are bright layouts featuring primary colors great for many types of summer or kids' activities.
(Click on the pictures below to get a better look at them.)
 .
SET 1










SET 2
The second set of layouts uses the "hero" Stargazer paper or themed complements. 





Materials for this workshop need to be pre-ordered by April 12th.  Contact me.


See my website for the paper pack I used.


Hope you will join me for one or both of these workshops this month. 






Friday, April 6, 2018

April Calendar Update




JOIN ME FOR SOME CRAFTING FUN  
Beginners are always welcome

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page -Thursday, April12 , 6:30

SCRAPBOOKING - 8 page - Thursday, April 19, 5:30

OPEN CROP - Saturday, April 21 - open work time 8am - 8pm

TECHNIQUE TIME - Card making - Tuesday, April 24, 6:30

OPEN CROP - Monday, April 30 - open work time 10:30 - 5pm

FAB FIVE SALES - Every Friday in April - on my website 
  •   Each sale will last 24-hours, from Friday 1:00 pm (CDT) to Saturday 12:59 am CDT).
  •   Different product and product bundles will be offered during each sale at 25% off the retail price.


See the 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 workday