Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Calendar of Events

WHAT'S NEW IN May?

 WORKSHOPS, EVENTS, AND SPECIALS THIS MONTH

Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome.
  • Open Crop - Friday, May 12
  • Card Technique Workshop - Monday, May 15
  • 8 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, May 18
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, May 25
  • Specials: National Scrapbooking Month Kits - Live Beautifully

See my calendar on my blog (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 to register for workshops

What's New in May?

Close To My Heart

MAY 2017

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with us!
This National Scrapbooking Month, celebrate your beautiful life with our Live Beautifully collection of products, which includes a paper packet, a stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit with materials for quickly and easily creating five two-page scrapbooking layouts. See the whole collection »

All new paper collections available now in our new Seasonal Expressions 2.
Fall in love with a new set of paper collections, like the Little Dreamer collection, featuring delightful unicorns and rainbows! Check out the new idea book »

May Stamp of the Month: Live, Laugh, Love
Create incredible artwork with the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set, featuring detailed stamp images that you will love to use again and again to embellish your pages. It is only available during May, and you could get it for just $5 with a qualifying purchase! Find out how »




Kathy Burrows 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant


Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stamp of the Month - Live, Laugh, Love


This month's stamp of the month is appropriately sized for scrapbook pages, but each word, as well as the flowers work well for card making.


If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it is just one big loop of fun ideas as you visit each blog along the way.  If you are coming from Priscilla's blog you are on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post and successive posts to see where to go next.


I used this stamp set to create the opening page for a wedding scrapbook for my nephew and his future wife.  They are planning a rustic wedding, so the Rustic Home papers paired with the colors for the bridesmaid's dresses worked out well.  Her colors are Lagoon, Smoothie, and Champagne.  She prefers that the Colonial White papers be used in her scrapbook.  At her wedding shower later this month, friends and relatives will be assembling other pages for her wedding scrapbook that I am busily planning and pre-cutting for the shower.





The flowers on the letters and the small stamped flowers are colored in with ShinHan markers and covered with clear Shimmer from our shimmer brush. Bitty sparkles were also used to embellish the words and flowers. 







CTMH supplies used  
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smoothie, Lagoon, Champagne, Glacier
Paper Pack: Rustic Home
Ink: Momento Ink
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: Turquoise Blue, Light Orange, Barely Beige
Embellishments: Lace ribbon from the Rustic Home ribbons, Bitty Sparkles
Tools: Shimmer Brush- clear


The stamp of the month set, Live, Laugh, Love is only available until May 31st from your Close To My Heart consultant, or here on my website for $17.95, or only $5 with a qualifying order of $50.


Thanks for visiting today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more ideas for this fun stamp set as we go to visit   Marie's blog and other consultants who have joined in on this blog hop.  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 26, 2017

Card Workshop - Technique workshop


Card Workshop

Thursday, April 27
6:30

Technique - Acetate Smoosh
We will use watercolors, watercolor markers, ink, gelato, and reinkers just to play and have fun.

Bring your MISTI if you have one. 

Other tools that would be helpful are:
redline or other heavy duty adhesive 
all-purpose workmat





Sunday, April 16, 2017

Card Making Workshop Your Way Blog Hop

Workshops Your Way 
Card Making Workshop Kits



If you have never participated in a blog hop before, it is just one big loop of fun ideas as you visit each blog along the way.  If you are coming from Michele's blog, you are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post and successive posts to see where to go next.


For my project, I used the Here For You Card Workshop Your Way.  
I really like the sentiments of the exclusive stamp set included with this kit.




If you were to follow the kit directions, this is what you could make. 




However, with a little creativity, look what else you can do.  
I made an accordion envelope card. 
It's for a friend who is going through tough times.  


Each section of the card is actually an envelope.  
The envelopes are overlapped to form an accordion. 



Inside each envelope is an insert with a either a prayer, a verse, a coupon good for a batch of her favorite cookies, a coupon for time to just listen or to spend together quietly .



The belly band for the card is made using ribbon from the Rustic Home Ribbon 
collection and Hook and Loop (velcro) dots.  
There is also a hook and loop dot under the  flower cluster 
on the front of the card.



To get your Card Making Workshop Your Way Kit, contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or get your kit here .  The kit is $24.95 and includes the following items:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – sheets Some Kinda Wonderful B&T Duos™
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Blossom, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white shimmer trim (Z3024)
1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
12 – white card bases and envelopes


In addition to the supplies included with the kit, I used the following Close To My Heart Supplies: (click on each link to see the item on my website)

Cardstock:  Black
Ribbon:      Slate with white polka dot ribbon from the Rustic Home Ribbon Collection
Inks:           Blossom and Willow 
Paper:        Grid paper from the Memo Fundamentals Pack
Tools:          Blending pen, Hook and Loop Dots

Thanks for visiting today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more ideas and Workshops Your Way Kits as we go to visit Kirsten's blog and other consultants who have joined in on this blog hop.

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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flash Sale


It’s that time again! 

CTMH is holding another one-day flash sale on my website starting 
TODAY, April 7 at 4:00 pm CDT and ending at that same time TOMORROW, April 8.

This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1 while supplies last. 

Sales can only be placed on my website. 

All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. 

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Calendar and specials


What's new in April?

 Workshops, Events, and Specials this month

Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome.
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Tuesday, April 4
  • Open Crop - Friday, April 7
  • 6 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, April 20
  • Card Making Workshop - Thursday, April 27
  • Specials: Cut Above Scrapbooking Kits - 50% off and the stamp of the month.
See my calendar on my blog (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 to register for workshops



Workshop Samples

Two page workshop sample
use this design to create your layout using papers and embellishments from my stash



Six page workshop - Dreamin' Big paper pack
pre-order kit by April 10th through me




 Cut Above Layout Kits
During the month of April, they are 50% - just $7.48!!

These are kits are great for anyone 
 - who has limited time to scrapbook
- is a beginning scrapbooker
- who has limited space for supplies
- who wants a fast, simple, and easy project

Each of the Cut Above Kits create a total of (4) pages and Include; 

(2) 12" × 12" printed base pages
Die-cut paper pieces (you don't have to cut a thing!)
Title and embellishment stickers
(12) coordinating pocket cards
(2) 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
(2) pocket-style Memory Protectors™

Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

Little One
great for baby pictures, puppies, kitties, toddlers


Forever and Always
great for weddings, anniversaries, family pictures, engagements, friendship gatherings






New Consultants: Anyone who signs up in April will receive their choice of either the Little One or the Forever & Always Cut Above™ Layout Kit in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them!

This offer is good while supplies last, so order yours now before they're gone!  See my website or contact me to place your order.


See this blogpost to see another way that I used this kit for traditional scrapbooking layouts with inserts.



Stamp of the Month
$17.95 or just $5 with qualifying purchase of $50
Get yours here

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Card Workshop

All Occasion Card Buffet


Sunday, March 26
1:00 - 3:30pm

Here are some samples of the kinds of cards available.
I have a few more designs not pictured.
Birthday, Sympathy, Thinking of you, Anniversary, Easter, Masculine cards
You may change sentiments to suit your needs.

  • 10 different card designs will be available to make.  
  • You pick and choose the styles and the number of cards you would like to make during the 2 1/2 hour workshop.  
  • Rules are that you must complete each card before moving to the next.
  • Fee: $18 (bring your own adhesive and small trimming scissors) --  small additional fee for adhesive if your don't have your own
  • Pre-register by March 25th  by contacting me
  • A repeat of this card buffet will be held on Monday, April 3rd, 9 - 11:30a.m.  I will also offer an evening or afternoon session upon request.