Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stamp of the month

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month 

from Close To My Heart

We will be featuring June's SOTM, Kaboom, a set of 16 stamps 
which is perfect for this summer's patriotic celebrations.

If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here .

This month we have about 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

My two page layout is all ready for Fourth of July fun.
Materials used: 
Cardstock and Ink Colors - Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue. and Honey.  The Honey printed paper is from the Jubilee Paper Pack (X7181B).
Other accessories - Red Shimmer trim (Z1848), Sparkles Clear Flourishes-small (Z1812), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), and Clear Assortment Sparkles (Z1752).

Now "Hop" on over to Jean's Blog to see what she has created for this hop.  Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs to get some great crafting ideas! 

Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this $17.95 stamp for only $5.00.  

I'd love to have a comment from you letting me know you were here.  Thanks!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Color Dare

Color Dare #95

This is a card we made at my May card workshop.  We were using the Color Dare #95 colors - Sunset, Olive, and Lagoon.  Many of my cards this month used the masking tape technique which is featured here.

If you would like to see other great cards using this color combination visit the Color Dare Blog.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Calendar Update

 Calendar Update

Day and date
Register by:

Birthday Celebration
15% off any birthday stamp set
All month
See below for details
 See link below

All Occasion
Card Workshop
Featuring masking tape technique and paint sample cards
Tuesday, May27
2 – 4:30
6:30 – 9:00
$1.50 per card

May 26

Open Crop
June 6
Doors open 5:30
Supper available
Donations to Operation Smile
Thursday, June 5
6 page layout
Scrapbook Workshop
Featuring the CTMH Ariana paper pack
June 19
Doors open 5:00
Come as fits your schedule for the evening
Pre-order materials by June 9

Card in a box
June 30
2 – 4:30
6:30 – 9:00
First card $3
Subsequent cards, materials only charge

Monday, June

   Click on this link to see names of birthday stamps sets and another click on the name to see a picture of the stamps set.  Be sure to order through me rather than directly on the website so you will get your 15% discount.

Card workshop

Card Making Workshop

Tuesday, May 27th
2:00 -4:30
6:30 - 9:00

  • Technique - masking tape inking and working with paint sample cards -- I especially enjoy the masking tape technique and I think you will too.  I'll have some more designs ready for you during the workshop.
  • Materials are pre-cut and ready for creating 
  • $1.50 per card includes envelope
  • Several design samples - make as many as you would like - change sentiments to fit your needs
  • Bring your own adhesive and decorative punches if you have them.  They're great with the pain sample cards.
  • Contact me to reserve your spot (Comment below, phone, or email)

Here are some examples

Many different colors and ideas to play around with on this type of card.

Hope you'll join me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Scrapbook Workshop

May Scrapbook Workshop

Ivy Lane
6 page  layouts

Thursday, May 15
  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Come as fits your schedule
  • Materials needed:  Ivy Lane paper X7178B, Ivy Lane Complements X7178C, and optional Mini Medley Accents Z1857 along with extra cardstock sheets.
     Layout A                                                                     Layout B
Base sheets on these layouts are the printed sheets from the Ivy Lane paper pack.  Hollyhock,  Blush, and Smokey Plum cardstocks were used on this layout.  The Smokey Plum cardstock was inked to better coordinate with the Ivy Lane purple paper.  The embellishments are from the Rosewood Mini-Medley Accents Collection (z1857).

    Layout C                                                                  Layout D
The base sheets for these layouts are Smokey Plum cardstock inked with Smokey Plum ink.  The Ivy Lane Green Cardstock has been inked with Sweet Leaf ink.  The embellishments on this page are from the Ivy Lane Complements (X7178C) and the Rosewood Mini-Medley Collection.

    Layout E                                                                     Layout F
The bases of these two layouts are Hollyhock cardstock.  Most of the picture mats use the Ivy Lane Purple cardstock along with Colonial White cardstock.   On layout E the top purple mat is Smokey Plum CS inked with the same ink.  The overlay is from the Artbooking Cartridge, p.67.

Not in the area to come to this workshop?  You may order this kit if you would like and work on it on your own.  Click here to contact me.  Use the email found there.  The kit will be about $30 depending on shipping charges to your area.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month

Scrap with Kathy - Open Crop Day

Saturday, May 10th
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
my workshop

$20 includes
        • pre-cut scrapbooking double page layout
        • continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages
        • prize drawings every hour
        • use of my inks, stamps, Cricut, Cuttlebug

Play Open Crop Bingo - Fill a row to win a $10 gift certificate toward 
your next CTMH purchase from me.

Please register and reserve your spot with payment by Wednesday, May 7th.  

Other Specials
You do not have to attend the crop to take part in these specials!
Loads of ways to save $$$ this month.

  • Free shipping on any CTMH orders placed on May 10th  (regular May Club orders not included).  Orders need to be placed directly through me rather than on my website.
  • Book a $5 workshop with at least 3 people who do not regularly come to my workshops - get your workshop free {3 card workshop, 2 page layout, or squashbook (mini folding scrapbook)}.  My home or yours.
  • Place a $50 order anytime this month to get the FREE TO BE ME kit for $5.  ($11.95 value)

  • • 6 – Free to Be Me B&T DuosTM Papers • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets* • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets* • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets • 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet* • 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dot Print Vellum Sheet*

Birthday Celebration

It's my birthday this month, 

so let's celebrate!

During the month of May, I am offering any CTMH stamp that contains birthday wishes or a birthday cake image at a 15% discount.

To get these stamps at the birthday discount price, contact me to order rather than ordering directly from my website.  Click on each item listed below to see the stamp set.

Hoppy Birthday D1597 - $17.95  your price - $15.25  - tag compatible with Artiste Cricut Cartridge 

Casual Expressions D1525 - $17.95  your price - $15.25 - compatible with Artiste Cricut Cartridge 

Just a Number D1514 - $17.95 your price - $15.25 

Look Who's.... D1502 - $17.95  your price - $15.25  

Hooray Bouquet D1491 - $17.95  your price - $15.25  - compatible with Art Philosophy Cartridge 

 Joyful Birthday B1419 - $9.95  your price - $8.45 

 Holiday Tags D1560   - $17.95  your price - $15.25   - This is one of my favorites, since you can use it for many other occasions besides birthdays and it's compatible with Artiste Cricut Cartridge!

Heartfelt Birthday M1033 - $2.95 your price - $2.50 

Belated Birthday B1442 - $9.95 your price - $8.45

Perfect Fit Birthday B1417 - $9.95  your price - $8.45  - compatible with Artiste Cricut Cartridge 

Lots of fun birthday stamps to add to your collection! 

Hope you will join me in my celebration of this "big one"!
I retired this year, so that should give you a hint.