Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: See what you can do!

Love the ideas Monica and Kristina share for how to get the most out of just one key on the new Flower Market Cartridge.  Learn a lot in just a few minutes of watching these videos.

Maybe you'll want to add this great Flower Market Cricut Cartridge to your
Christmas wish list, or host a $250 gathering and purchase your own at half price.

New Organization System

Workspace Wonder is Here!


A great new organization system from Close To My Heart

Order the pieces you'd like or order it all at once - it's up to you. 
Stack and create the system that works best for your creative space.
Tool cubby
Stamp Pad Stack
Marker Stack
Small Tray
Large Tray
Paper tray

Better yet, host a $250 gathering and purchase one of the pieces at half price.

Watch Kristina show you how versatile this system is.

Visit my website here to see all the component parts.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Calendar Update


Friday, November 4 -- Open Crop
Thursday, November 10 --  Two page Scrapbook Workshop
Thursday, November 17 -- Six Page Scrapbook Workshop - featuring Oh, Deer! Paper Packet

Christmas Card Workshop - 18 beautiful card workshop designed by Brenda Rose will be hosted 4 times this month.  You may come to one or more of the workshops to finish your cards -- or you can stamp and go to assemble cards on your own time. 
Saturday, November 12, 9am to noon
Tuesday, November 22, 1 - 4 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 6 - 9 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 6 - 9 pm

Click on name of event on the calendar visible on my blog to see details about time, materials needed, fees, reservation dates, and what we'll be making

For Card workshops -  Please bring your own scissors, stamp scrubber, adhesive, and pop dots and a 12" paper trimmer if you have one.  Most materials will be precut, however, you may want to do some trimming.

For Scrapbook workshops - Bring basic scrapbooking tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives

Contact me if you have any questions.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Christmas Card Workshops

I am pleased to be able to host a beautiful 18 Christmas Card workshop 
designed by the very talented CTMH consultant, Brenda Rose.  

I am so delighted that she has made this available to other consultants to offer.

Multiple meeting times are offered for this workshop.
Saturday, November 12th, 9 am to noon
Tuesday, November 22nd, 1 - 4 pm
Tuesday, November 22nd, 6 - 9 pm
Tuesday, November 29th, 6 - 9 pm
You may come to one or more of the workshops to finish your cards
-- or you can stamp and go to assemble cards on your own time.  

Workshop Fee: $33 
Please register and pre-pay for your kit by Thursday, November 3rd.

Workshop kit includes:
White Daisy card bases and envelopes (18)
Sea Glass card stock (5) 
White Daisy Card stock (1)
Oh, Deer Bulk paper (1)
Gold glitter paper (1)
Clear Sparkles
Sea Glass Glitter die cuts (18)

We will be using the following stamp sets and ink
A1190 -  All is Bright
C1653 - Hymns of Praise
D1694 -Very Merry
Desert Sand Ink

If you have any of these, you may want to bring them along
to cut down on possible wait time during the workshop.

Please bring your own scissors, adhesive and a roll 
of mini glue dots.  If you have a bone folder, you might
 also like to bring that as well.

Swan Lake - 6 page workshop

Swan Lake 

 6 page Scrapbook Workshop

Layout A - B

Layout C - D

Layout E - F

See the entire paper packet here

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Yuletide Joy

Close To My Heart
October Stamp of the Month
Blog Hop

This month we are featuring a great Christmas  themed stamp set that will be fun for card making or scrapbooking.  If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it's one big circle of ideas, as you go from blog to blog.  It's fun to see all the different ways other consultants think of using the stamp set.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop. 

If you are coming from Wendy Coffman's blog you are on the right path.

For my project this month, I worked on some Christmas cards.  

For the first set I used the cards from the Cut Above 'Tis the Season Card Kit 
and embossed the images with white embossing powder.

For this set, I used the papers from the City Sidewalks Paper packet, Poppy, Willow, and White Daisy cardstock and ShinHan Touch Twin markers, Bitty Sparkles, and  Memento ink.

Here's a closer look at the cards from this set.

Supplies used:  Click on each link to find these in the catalog
Stamp Sets: - Yuletide Joy and the exclusive workshop stamp set from the Happy Holidays Workshops Your Way kit
Markers: ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Vivid Green and Carmine
Embossing powder: White Embossing Powder
Embossing folders: Simple Chevron, Confetti Stars
Embellishments:  Bitty Sparkles 

Thanks for stopping by to see the fun I had creating with this new stamp set which is available only through the month of October for $17.95  -- or better yet, just $5 with a $50 purchase available through your CTMH consultant or on my website.  (PS -- I'd love to be your consultant!)

I am looking forward to seeing the ideas the other consultants in this hop have created.  So join me as we venture on.  Our next stop on this blog hop is Tracie Cassidy's blog.  If for some reason you get disconnected along the way, you can  find the complete blog hop list here to get back into the loop.