Friday, October 31, 2014

November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to  the 

Close To My Heart

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop 

We are featuring November's SOTM, which is It's the Little Things, a set of 15 stamps, just perfect for creating cards or borders or accents on scrap pages.

If you have come here from  Jean McNulty's blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and hop all the way around.  This is simple to do -- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move on to the next one.  If you get lost along the way, you can check the master list on Melinda's blog to hop back in.

This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and many other great CTMH products in their projects.  So grab your beverage of choice and get your pinning finger ready to save lots of great ideas for using this great stamp set. 

This month I had fun creating some cards with this stamp set.

Here's a close up view of each card.  
I used paper from the Pathfinding Paper kit.

On this card I used a pocket card cut out from the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, p 14.

It was cut it at 5 inches.

Products used:
Paper - Pathfinding paper pack X7186b 
Inks - Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, Cashmere, Champagne
Accessories - Bronze Shimmer Trim - Z1849, Brown and Tan Sparkles Z1753
Cricut Cartridge - 
Z3017Z3017 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here!

Now "hop" on over to Carol Taggio's blog to see her work! 

Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 

Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or contact me here) to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

November Special

Never tried Studio J?  

Well, here's a great chance to start and see what you've been missing!

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

What's Studio J, you ask?  It's CTMH's on-line scrapbooking program.  Now you can try it out on my website FREE!   You will need to set up a customer account, but don't worry, that doesn't obligate you to anything!  Just click here to see.
So here's the deal!

1.  First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!

2.  Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more. 

3. If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders. This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory ProtectorsTM.
4.  For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

5.  And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win,
five may be new your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today. 

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given
to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J
on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Free To Be Me - Scrapbooking Workshop

Free To Be Me Scrapbooking Workshop

Thursday, October 30
6:00 p.m.

Remember that special paper pack you bought last spring with a special promotion for 
National Scrapbooking Day?  

Free To Be Me paper pack

Dig it out and come on over to create your layouts with it.  
Don't have one?  I have a few extras!

Just purchase some extra card stock to create these layouts.

Layout 1
White daisy background with random stamping

Layout 2
Bases are Flaxen card stock.
White daisy and Lagoon card stock and some Teal shimmer trim are added to complete this layout.

Layout 3
Bases are White Daisy Card stock
More White daisy, saddle, and sorbet card stock as well as some Bronze Shimmer trim are needed to complete this layout.

Layout 4
Base sheets are Champagne card stock.  You will need some extra Lagoon and White Daisy card stock to complete this layout.

You will still have some beautiful vellum sheets and some scraps
 left over from this kit for making lovely cards

Please reserve your spot for this workshop by Thursday, October 23rd.

October Scrapbooking Workshop

October Scrapbooking Workshop

Thursday, October 23
5:30 - My workshop

6 page workshop - featuring Chalk It Up Paper packet 
plus supplement pack with additional card stock and supplies

Not in the area, but would like to do the workshop?
Contact me to get the kit and cutting directions sent to you.

Click on the link below to see the paper packet on my website.
If you haven't ordered the paper packet yet,
you can order from my website or contact me


Layout 1
       A     (white base)                                                              B (white base)

Layout 2
    C (white base)                                                                  d (white base)

Layout 3
   E (Sorbet base)                                                                    F (sorbet base)
Note: Bring your own circle cutting tools if you have a favorite

Please reserve your space for this workshop by October 20th.

October Card Workshops

October Card Workshops

Monday, October 27 - Noon - 3:00
Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30
My workshop

Please reserve your spot for one of these workshops by Friday, October 24

Lots of cards to choose from - Cards with a Fall theme that can fit any occasion, 
Halloween Cards and Thanksgiving cards

Many of these Halloween cards have been designed by other wonderfully talented consultants.

PSSST......Thanksgiving cards are still in the design process.

Choose the cards you would like to make and make as many cards as your time allows.
All cards are pre-cut ready to stamp and assemble.

Cards include envelopes.  
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards - $1.50 each
5 x 7 cards - $2.00 each 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Calendar

October Calendar Update

Click on Agenda to see the complete name of the event
Click on name of event to see details about time, materials needed, what we'll be making

For Card workshops - Materials are precut, bring your own adhesive.
For Scrapbook workshops - Bring basic scrapbooking tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive
Contact me if you have any questions.