Thursday, August 30, 2018

Scrapbook Workshop


Documented Scrapbook Layouts

Just loved working with this paper pack, the matching complements, titles, and dots.  This paper pack will be retiring tomorrow, August 31, so order right away if it appeals to you the way it did to me.

Need to give a shout out of thanks to sister consultant, Brenda Rose, for the inspiration for this layout.  
I really liked her layout and used many of her ideas on mine.
Using the Documented complements, titles,  and dots for this set of layouts really added a lot. 

The frame around the Open New Doors is the scrap left over after pulling off the sticker Live your story. I trimmed around the edges and put it on the eggplant CS before stamping the phrase.

Love the idea of finding the right photos to put behind the windows in this layout.

Just thinking about how looking at disappointments or other sad  good byes in life may open to new possibilities.  Many different ideas came to mind as I worked with the paper with the doors and windows.  To be honest, when I first saw that paper, I couldn't imagine how to use it.  Once I got going, more and more ideas popped into my mind.

The words Beautiful and Memories were cut out of the packaging for the
complements for this paper suite.  The floral panels used in the corners are the 

Picture My Life Cards from this paper pack.

Find your Documented paper pack, Documented complements,  titles and dots on my website

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Product Release Workshops

Left, Right, and Center
for Crafty Gals
(crafty guys welcome too!)

You're invited to a fun game and craft time to explore and play with the new Close To My Heart products released in the September 1 – 2018 Holiday Expressions Idea Book. Find out about workshops I'll be offering this year as well.

We’ll play with some of the new products to make some fun make-n-takes, play a few rounds of the Left, Right, Center game to win some prizes and have some yummy treats.
What is the L-C-R game?  A very simple game that requires absolutely 
no skills other than knowing your left from your right and the ability to have fun.

RSVP with the time that you would like to attend.  

Each party is open to 8 guests, so register early to get your first choice of times.

L-C-R party Date and Time *

RSVP date

Friday, September 7 -  6:30 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 4

Monday, September 17 - 1:00 – 3:30PM

Monday, September 10

Wednesday, September 26 – 9:30 - noon

Monday, September 10

Sunday, September 30 - 2:00 – 4:30PM

Monday, September 10

*LCR parties with less than 4 registered guests will be canceled. 

Register and bring a friend who is new to me and get an extra gift.

There is absolutely no obligation to place an order for any productsjust come to have fun; however, I will be offering some specials for those who wish to place an order at one of these parties. Those who order will qualify for a drawing for free mystery hostess items.  

Want to host a fun LRC crafty night 
(or daytime) with your own friends at your home?

I’ll bring the party to you if you have at least 5 friends to attend. 
All you need is a kitchen or dining room table and provide the snacks and beverages.

Interested? Let’s talk!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Scrapbooking Workshop - Fresh Air

Fresh Air 
Scrapbooking Workshop

Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:30 - 9:30
meeting for local scrappers

Just loved this paper pack and looking forward to our vacation to Asheville, NC
 and the Shenandoah Valley this year to fill up these layouts.

Thank you to fellow consultant, Laurie Levorson, 
for the inspiration to use the binoculars
 from the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Collection on this layout.

The Fresh Air paper pack and matching complements 
are only available for a few more weeks - (through Aug. 31 - or while supplies last.)

You can find the Fresh Air paper pack and complements  here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Special Kit - You've Got Class

You've Got Class

But Wait! - This kit doesn't just have to be about kids and school!

Here's a fantastic and simple way to organize all those certificates, writing samples, and other things too cute to part with from the kids' school years.
But what if we brainstorm outside of the box -- what else could we organize and and document using this cool kit?

How about those trips that span different places that have memorabilia that could be organized in the folders and have pictures on the outside pages of the folders?

How about documenting that house you're building or a remodeling project?   Keep receipts and other important papers inside the folders and scrap those in-progress or before and after photos on the outside.

What a great way to document anything that will change over time!  How about a yearly garden scrapbook?  Pictures on the outside, receipts, notes about planting, what you learned that year, notes for planning for the following year on the inside.

Help me brainstorm!  What else could we use this great kit to document progress over time?  Place your thoughts in the comments below.

In the meantime, check out the video to see what's included in this wonderful kit.  
Remember too that the components of the kit are available individually as well.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Workshops and Crops

August Workshop and Crop Times

Beginners are always welcome

SCOPE - Monday, August 13 - 6:30  - This is a spirituality and creativity session led by Jackie Jensen.  Quiet contemplative time to meditate, write, create, color, bible journal, work on whatever you choose.  Sharing at the end of the evening if you choose to share.

SCRAPBOOKING - Multi-page Workshop - Thursday, August 16 - 5:30 (concurrent with 2 page scrap)  We will be working with the Fresh Air paper pack.

SCRAPBOOKING - 2 page layout - Thursday, August 16 - 6:30 (runs concurrently with Multi-page Scrap for the summer months only.) 
Choose one of the designs from my current workshop and substitute papers from my stash OR  choose a layout from one of my CTMH pattern books, and I will help you select papers and help you as you need it with your layout.

OPEN CROP - ThursdayAugust 23 - open work time 12:30 - 6:00

OPEN CROP - Friday, August 31 - open work time 4:00  - 11:30pm 

No technique time summer classes - Will resume in September - but you're welcome to come and stamp and make your own cards during Open Crops (I have some old kits you can create with.)

See the Google calendar on my blog
(you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and  
Scraps if you're reading this in an 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 and save your spot  for
 workshops or Open Crop Work times

Monday, August 6, 2018

Here's to You CTMH blog hop

Here's to You

Welcome to our special blog hop featuring the four stamps that are a part of the 

The four stamps are included in the workshop, or can be purchased separately.

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun, creative ideas. If you are coming from Haley's blog  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Krista's blog at the end of my post. Each blog you visit will feature a link to continue following the hop. If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

A friend that I scrap and make cards with challenged several people in our crop group to a monthly  card making challenge.  She sends 4 card patterns at the beginning of the month and asks us to join in and see the variety of cards we can create with the patterns she chooses by the end of the month.  

Well, I decided to use her challenge to go with this blog hop.  Some of the patterns were out of my usual card design comfort zone. I paired up the stamps from this promotion with the Central Park paper pack and some coordinating cardstock.  I also used the Central Park sequins.

These are the cards I came up with. 

 Here's a closer look at each of the cards.

On this card, the sentiment wouldn't fit on the piece from the design, 
so I decided to put the sentiment on vellum.  I really liked how it worked out. 
I used Archival Ink to stamp on the vellum.  I attached the vellum 
using dots of liquid glue under the larger printed words.

I loved the sunshine pattern on this paper from the from the Central Park 
paper pack to go with this sentiment.  The little dots in the design
 were made using ShinHan markers.  The faux stitching was done
with a fine line gel pen.

The pattern for this card was a particular challenge to me as there were to be 
3 pieces spaced along the bar.  I have them a little closer together
than they were on the pattern I was given.


Here's one more card that I made that uses an old go-to pattern 
I like to use for cards. This one was not part of the challenge
from my friend.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can contact your CTMH consultant or find the Here's To You Scrapbooking and Card making here

Join me as we hop on to see what creative ideas

Krista  has in store for us on her blog.  

Be sure to visit the other 27 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 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What's new in August - Specials

August Specials from Close to My Heart

Here's to You!

Here's a beautiful workshop to create a single page layout and 
 special occasion cards.

The full kit includes:  
  • 4 stamps set shown above
  • 11 sheets of cardstock (1 Bashful, 1 Glacier, 2 Juniper, 1 Lagoon, 2 Linen, 1 Pacifica, 2 White Daisy, 1 silver glitter) 
  • 1 sheet of Vellum
  • 1 set of White Pearls (z3370)
  • 7 card blanks and envelopes

This kit comes with or without the embossing folder and contains stamps, cardstock and embellishments to make the lovely artwork shown below or in the workshop guide above.  (Stamp sets are available separately if that's your interest.)

Note: This workshop uses shapes from the Cricut® Artistry Collection. 

Or order the stamp sets separately.

Click here to order your Here's to You products now.
Offer available throughAugust 31, 2018 while supplies last.

Bring Back My Pack—More Magical!

Available August 1 - September 30
Here's a revised favorite.

You might recognize the  More Magical Paper Packet.  It's back for a limited time with some new colors.  Such a fun paper pack for summer fun at amusement parks, the fair, or parties.

What a great workshop -- Look at these layouts!
(Instructions available for download here.)

And cards too!

Kit contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Dreams Stamp Set (CC8183)
1 – More Magical Paper Packet (CC8181)

3 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 – Black cardstock sheets
3 – Bluebird cardstock sheets
2 – Candy Apple cardstock sheets
2 – Carolina cardstock sheets
1 – White & Gold Ribbon (Z3189)
1 – Black & White Dots (Z3314)
8 – white cards & envelopes

You can order the full workshop kit...or order the paper packet 
separately on my website.

And look -- what's even better -- you could get this paper pack FREE by hosting a party (online, your home or mine)  or become a Consultant.


See more about hostess advtanages here.

Find out more about new consultant advantages here.  

You’ve Got Class!

Here's a 14 single layout workshop with a paper collection and stamp set to create a great scrapbook to preserve all the special school memories K - 12.  The kit also brings back our True Fit Folios for storing those special keepsakes and moments from each year.  You can see all of the layouts and find the workshop instructions here.  Be sure to act quickly as this kit is only available through September 30 or while supplies last.  

Kit contents:

1 – School Kids Stamp + Thin Cuts
1 – My Acrylix® You've Got Class Stamp Set
1 – You've Got Class Paper Packet
7 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – Sapphire cardstock sheet
1 – Lagoon cardstock sheet
1 – Glacier cardstock sheet
1 – Linen cardstock sheet
1 – Juniper cardstock sheet
7 – True Fit Folios
12 – 3" × 4" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors® 
1 – Clear Sparkles

August Stamp of the Month

For the Love of Crafting

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

*Stamp of the Month is only available August 1– 31, 2018.