Showing posts from October, 2011

Girl's Craft Night Out

This will be the best workshop of the year! Join me Saturday, November 12th from 5-10 pm for Christmas dinner and a fabulous night of crafting all for $30. I will provide all supplies to make the following:
Set of mini cards with envelopes and holding boxChinese take-out boxPillow boxDVD/Gift Card holder boxJoy bannerAltered paint canGift bagDoor hanger/gift holder5x7 Christmas cardNumerous Christmas gift tagsMini album (not pictured)You can create as many of these (altered paint can excluded, limit 1 per person) as you can in 5 hours. You will have a wide array of papers to choose from and can coordinate everything for one great gift or personalize each item for different individuals.

Space is limited to 10 people so RSVP fast. If workshop fills up quickly I will schedule a second one on Saturday November 19th from 5-10pm, but will need a minimum of 5 people.

Christmas Card Workshop

On Sunday December 4th I will be hosting a Christmas Card Workshop at 3:00 in the afternoon. We will spend 2 hours creating these fabulous 10 Christmas Cards from Close to My Heart Wonderland, Believe and Mistletoe papers. Most of the cards are originals, but 2 are from the "Wishes" book, which is now on my must have list.

Prior to December 4th however, I am taking my workshop on the road and going into homes providing this great workshop to groups of friends. I have a few openings left if you would like to get some friends together and host the workshop at your house.

The cost of the workshop is $15 and I provide all supplies and snacks. I hope to see many of you at my workshop or one of of your own.

Glorious Fall Wall Hanging

I have not had much time to quilt lately but had a good friend move and wanted to give her a one of a kind housewarming gift. I saw this kit from Pieces from my Heart and knew it was perfect for her.

I also finished it before Fall was over which is a huge accomplishment for me!

Mini-Card Workshop

We all do it, even though some of us won't admit it-reuse gift bags. The one problem with re-using gift bags is that there is no tag. Fret no more, join me Thursday October 20th from 6:30-8:00 to make 15  3x3 mini cards for $10. All supplies included.

Winter Wonderland Workshop on the Go

Are you behind on your scrapbooking, looking for some inspiration or looking for a way to get started? If so, join me Monday November 14th from 6:30-8:30 for a fabulous Workshop On the Go. With one great kit from Close to My Heart you will create two-two page layouts and 5 beautiful cards.

The kit includes:
Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet My Acrylix® Wonderland Workshop Foundry® Pin Clips Clear Sparkles White Daisy Cardstock (2 sheets)I will provide additional supplies to create the layouts and cards.

The cost of the workshop is $35 (this includes shipping and tax). You must RSVP and pre-pay by Friday November 4th so I can order enough kits. The kit is available for order even if you cannot make the workshop.

24 Days of Christmas Countdown Box

Christmas is my favorite holiday. There is so much to love about the season besides the gifts! Celebrating Jesus' birth, spending time with family and friends and creating lifetime memories for my son. We have a 24 days of Christmas Santa that was given to me as a gift and each year instead of putting candy in the boxes I put a family activity, so every night we do something together as a family. Sometimes it is as simple as a game or story, but also includes church, baking, ice skating, sledding and of course decorating the tree.

Christmas should be a time to slow down and enjoy time with friends and families. So, in order to help everyone do that I am hosting a 24 Days of Christmas Countdown Box on Tuesday November 8th from 6:30-8:30. For $18 I will provide all supplies, a list of ideas, and snacks.

You must RSVP by Monday October 31st so I have enough time to order supplies.

Day 10-Art Philosophy Cartrdige Shape-A-Day-Card

I am a little behind this week as I had to go out of town unexpectedly. However, here is day 10, which was a card on Lynette's blog. I used misc. scraps of paper I had at home and also created the oval that "Celebrate" is stamped in and the rose with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I also used purple Glimmer Mist on the rose to give it some more color.

I hope to finish days 11 and 12 tonight after Simon is in bed.

October Close to My Heart Specials

I am running a few specials this month to help you increase your supply or help you Christmas shop for a friend or family member who enjoys scrapbooking, card making or paper crafting.


"For Every Occasion" Stamp Set-$17.95

Black Ink Pad-$5.25
2"x 3 1/2" Acrylic Block-$7.50
Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet-$9.95

Retail Total:  $40.65 (plus tax and shipping)
October Sales Special: $36.65 (plus tax and shipping)

Everything you need to create special layouts of your Halloween fun.

Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet-$9.95

Mischief Rub-Ons-$4.95

Midnight Felt Shapes-$5.95

 Retail Price-$20.85 (plus tax and shipping)
October Sales Special-$18.85 (plus tax and shipping)


Everything you need to create a Christmas Banner.

My Creations Banner-8 White Chipboard Pennant Banners with rings-$5.95
Believe Level 2 Paper Pack-$9.95
Designer Ribbon-Red Collection-$5.95

Retail Price-$21.85 (plus tax and shipping)
October Sales Special-$19.8…

Days 6, 7, 8 & 9-Art Philosophy Cartridge Shape-A-Day

With my husband's business having a booth at the Spokane Home Idea Show this weekend, I got a little behind on my Shape-A-Day challenge to myself! However, after Simon's hockey today Seth went to the Show and Simon and I came home and I manged to get caught up.

Jeanette's blog has some fabulous examples of using tags, bags, boxes and flowers. I used them in cards, bags, boxes and on a wreath. Enjoy!

My bag and box were made from Mischief Paper. My card from an old Close to My Heart paper kit called Reflections. The wreath is all made from scraps of cardstock and brads I had left over from a Christmas gift years ago!

Card Creation Club

I am starting a monthly Card Club where we will come together, learn a new technique, create 3 cards using that technique and make new friends.

Here's how it will work:

We will meet one night a month and complete 3 cards using a new technique every month, have snacks and spend the evening enjoying ourselves. You will learn embossing, flowers, stained glass, stamping, easel cards, shaker cards and more. This will definitely take your cards up to the next level.

In return, you commit to purchasing $15 worth of Close to My Heart product every month on our Club night. This is a great way to pace yourself as you buy all the wonderful Close to My Heart products in the current catalog.

Our first club will meet Monday January 23rd, and follow every 4th Monday of the month. And here are the 3 cards we will be making:

As a bonus, each month someone earns the hostess rewards for that month, which means free/reduced Close to My Heart Product. So, once during the Club period, you will earn…

Become a Close to My Heart Consultant Today

If you have been thinking about becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, October is the month to take the plunge. Fall is here and with Christmas shopping right around the corner it is a great time to start with strong sales. Becoming a Close to My Heart consultant is a great way to earn money, make new friends and to share your passion for scrapbooking and stamping.

Becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant is as easy as 1-2-3 and only costs $99 to get started. You get an amazing amount of business and creative supplies and products in your New Consultant Kit. AND now when you join this month you can enhance your kit with one FREE add-on collection. You can also purchase one or both of the other add-on collections for just $40 each--well below the retail value.

Here are your choices for your amazing consultant kit:

Follow this link to see your amazing options and then contact me with questions or to receive an application.
I look forward to building my team with both local and dist…

Day 5-Art Philosophy Cartridge-Shape-a-Day-Stars

I am so far behind on my own scrapbook's that Simon may be married before I finish his first five years! However, thanks to Jeanette Lyton's blog I should get a few layouts done this month. Her Shape-A-Day for Day 5 was stars. I decided to dig through my ever growing stash and use my Tinkerin' paper, some star shapes and some photographs from Mother's Day 2009 to put together a layout.

I started with a scrap lift from the Winter 2010 CTMH Idea Book, but as always, I am not good at following along and only ended up using a few ideas from the layout!

Here is my layout:

I look forward to Day 6's gift box. Have a fabulous Thursday and if you are in Spokane, stay warm and dry.

Day 4-Art Philosophy Cartridge- Cut-A-Day-Dragonfly

This is going to be a quick post as I have to pick Simon up from school shortly and time slipped away this morning. Jeantte Lynton's blog Cut-A-Day shape for Day 4 was a dragon fly. I decided to make a Birthday card using scraps of Blue Denim, White and miscellaneous ribbon and blues. I also used the Universal Background Stamp Set and the "Happy Birthday" stamp that came with the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Here is my card:

Have a fabulous Wednesday.

Day 3-Art Philosophy Shape-A-Day-Cameo Box

Following along with Jeanette, the founder of CTMH on her blog really shows you all the wonderful features of the new Art Philosophy Cartridge. Day 3 was the Cameo Box. What a great idea for a box. This would be a perfect way to wrap up a gift card, set of cards, CD, candy, etc.
I used the "Believe" paper, Blue Denim cardstock some ric-rac from my drawer and make the box and rosette. The snowflake is also from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

This box is definitely going to be added to one of my workshops this Fall.

Have a fabulous Tuesday and I look forward to showing you dragon flies next.

31 Days of Art Philosophy Cartridge-Day 2-Font

The one thing I love about this cartridge is that it not only has shapes it has font. Who doesn't love a cartridge that has multiple features.

Day 2 of Jeanette's blog was to use the font feature. Jeanette used hers in a beautiful layout. I decided to use the font on the cartridge, along with a few other cuts to make a FALL banner for my china cabinet. I used the font, banner, acorn and tree limb cut. I used the following products:

Vanilla Cream Cardstock (CTMH)Chocolate Cardstock (CTMH)Olive Cardstock (CTMH)Olive Ink (CTMH)Brown Ink (CTMH)Here is the finished banner:

31 Days of Art Philosophy-Day 1-Tags

Jeanette Lynton, the founder of Close to My Heart has a fabulous blog. For the month of October she is doing a "Shape-a-Day" with the new Art Philosophy Cartridge that Close to My Heart came out with this Fall. I am going to follow along and create something every day using the same shape she uses. I hope you will follow along.

For October 1st, she chose the tag shape. She used hers on a card. I decided to use mine in a scrapbook layout. I used the following products:

Serendipity KitVanilla Cream CardstockBlue Denim InkVersa Mark InkBlack Embossing PowderBingo Alphabet Stamp SetRemarkable Wreath Stamp SetEnjoy Life Stamp Set
Yes, I like to mix and match my stamps! I also am trying to use up my stash, which I am ashamed to admit would probably last me for years before I ever "needed" to buy new paper.

As you can see, I just cut strips from the Serendipity paper, cut some circles and embossed a clock and popped it up with a 3-5 foam dot. I cut the tag at 3 1/2"…