Friday, March 15, 2019

Save 35% on pocket cards

It's a Pocket Card Celebration!

This month we're celebrating our 35-year milestone with special, limited-time savings on our Picture My Life pocket cards! These packs coordinate perfectly with our paper packets, taking the paper designs in fun new directions.

See the whole selection >>

These savings are only available through March 31, while supplies last! 

Scrapbooking technique ideas



I love to learn new techniques for my layouts, 

don't you?



Once again, I am blown away with what I learn from watching Jana take a layout from the Craft with Heart Kit and step it up a notch. Even if you don't have the kit she is demonstrating, she has so many wonderful tips to share. If you are interested in the Craft with Heart subscription kits, you can find them here.
 
Join me in watching Jana create on this video.

                          

The original layout in the subscription kit looks like this -- which is wonderful in itself, but I just love to see what you can do if you'd like to make it your own.






Monday, March 4, 2019

March Specials

Looking for Savings?  

Looking for Crafting Fun?  


Find it here!




This month only, buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock and get one of equal or lesser value for 50% off! You have your choice of any of the collections featured in the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book, and there is no limit to the number of paper packs you can get for 50% off!


March's Stamp of the Month: This Happened
Available this month only, March's Stamp of the Month, This Happened, can be yours for just  $5 when you place an order of $50  or more. See the whole stamp set »

Here's a sample of what I created using this stamp set.




Cards that show you care
Create a set of 12 charming handmade cards using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop kit. You'll be able to make your cards truly unique using various stamping techniques along the way. Get the workshop kit and instructions »



March calendar of events



March 2019 Workshops/Crops

all workshops are held in my home workshop (downstairs) unless a 
special request is made 

Workshop
Date
Time
Fee
Reserve your spot by
Two Page Scrapbooking
Layout *
Tuesday, 
March 5 

Please bring Make It From Your Heart Volume 3
(if you have one)
6:30 – 9:00
$8
Tuesday, 
March 5   
Jackie’s SCOPE group
Spirituality and Creativity*
Monday, March  12
6:30 – 8:30

none
Friday, March 8

Multi page Scrap workshop*

Thursday,
March 21
5:30 – 9:30
Paper pack: Heart Happy
Pre-ordered supplies needed
See layouts 

Friday,
March 8
Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on

None this month


Donation to HOPES center
Bring an appetizer to share if you plan to come for supper


Technique Time
Card Workshop *

Featured Technique: Coloring with alcohol markers and water color pencil will be worked card designs this month 

Monday,
March 25

Please bring alcohol markers or water color pencils if you have some

6:30 – 9:00
$12

Create cards for the occasions you need 

Make 4 – 5 cards depending on how fast you work


Saturday,
March 16

* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mats
  and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops

Friday, March 1, 2019

March SOTM Blog Hop - This Happened


  
Welcome!  

Glad you could join us today.  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas.  
If you are coming from Lauren's blog you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Brenda'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.

This month's stamp set, This Happened, featuring 9 great stamps is great for mini-albums, planners, and scrapbook pages, although I suspect some consultants in this creative group will come up with many other ways to use it.  That's why I love the blog hops!

  This stamp set is available only through the month of March.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here.


For my project, I used this stamp set with papers from the I Heart Us paper pack.


Here's a closer look at some of the stamping.



Thanks for stopping by today.  

Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 

Be sure to visit the other 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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

So Much Happy Scrapbooking Layouts

So Much Happy Scrapbooking Layouts


My goal this year has been to use up all the paper and complements that come in each paper suite.   Obviously, I need to add a little more cardstock, but I've been amazed with just how many layouts I can create.  I've already had a workshop using the first four layouts, but still have the cutting guide available.










For a closer look at the paper pack and complements, 


Heart Happy Scrapbooking Kit Layouts

Heart Happy Scrapbooking Layouts



Workshop

March 21, 2019
5:30

These layouts are from a paper pack that has been offered as a special during January and February.  The last day to order the supplies for this workshop is February 28.






Here are 2 more layouts



For a closer look at this paper pack, visit my website.





Saturday, February 23, 2019

35% Off Workspace Organization Sale


WORKSPACE WONDER™ WEEK

Save 35% on Workspace Wonder™

The Close To My Heart 35-year anniversary Workspace Wonder™ special has started! From now until the end of February, save 35% on bundles and individual components of this awesome line of organizational items. This sale gives you a great opportunity to expand or get started on your own ideal Workspace Wonder configuration! 
See all the components of this "build your own" desktop organization system on my website.
Remember, this sale ends February 28th or while supplies last.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thin Cuts Blog Hop


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Welcome!  

A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. Glad you could join us today.  If you are coming from Darlys' blogyou're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Vickie'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.


Today you will find great artwork using various thin cuts from Close To My Heart.
You can find any of these thin cuts  through your Close To My Heart consultant 
or find them here.

I am a great fan of all of our thin cuts.  Today I am sharing a few different projects that I have created in the past month using various thin cut sets. The three sets I find myself using the most often are the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts, the Decorative Border Thin Cuts, and the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. My  favorite paper crafting projects are scrapbook layouts, and even though these sets are some of the more expensive sets CTMH offers, I find that I really get my money's worth with these since I use them so often.

I often have complements left over after designing my scrapbook pages using each paper pack.  One of my recent goals has been to use up the scraps of paper and the extra complements right away rather than adding them to my stash.  In that effort, I made tags that could either be used on cards or some of my scrapbook layouts.  These tags were created with left overs from my Something Fierce Paper Suite.
Fancy Tag Thin Cuts







Here are the Valentine cards I made for two of my grandchildren using some of these tags.


The paper used for these cards was from the So Much Happy Paper pack.

On this card you also see some die cuts from the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts.


Finally, in an effort to use up the last of my paper from the So Much Happy pack,
this layout came to be using the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, and Paper Pals Thin Cuts. 


Thanks for stopping by today and seeing all the fun I have creating with the CTMH Thin Cuts. 
You can find all the various thin cuts CTMH offers here.


Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using thin cuts on Vickie's blog

Be sure to visit the other 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 entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.