Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monthly Scrapbooking Club

I know it is only the end of July, but I am starting to plan for Fall already! September is right around the corner.

This Fall I am starting a Monthly Scrapbooking Club (will go from September through June) and need 10 scrapbookers to join me!

We will meet one night a month and complete a layout that I have prepared, have snacks and spend the evening enjoying ourselves.

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.

I anticipate holding this either the first week or last week of each month and either on Tuesday or Thursday night from 6:00-7:30 or thereabouts.

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 a minimum of $25 in free product.

Also, if you have a friend sign-up too for the Club, I will give you a free stamp set (Size A or B) with your first order. So be sure to share this with your scrapbooking friends!

If you are interested in joining, please sign up right away as I anticipate the 10 spots filling up quickly.

Monday, July 25, 2011

August Card Workshop

I hope you can join me Monday August 29th from 6-9pm for a fun night of card making. We will be making the following 10 cards for $15. I provide all supplies. All you need to bring is yourself!





This month everything is made with die-cuts so they will go together super quick and easy, everything is cut and prepped for you, and all you do is glue together! Great for those who have never made cards before but want to try.  Also great for experienced card makers as you can ink, stamp and embellish all you want.

RSVP today as spots are limited.

For those that plan ahead, September's cards will all be stamping as September is Stamping Month. We will try some great new stamps from the new Close to My Heart catalog and Cricut Cartridge.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Camping Journal

This past fall we purchased a tent trailer. We love to camp, but honestly, sleeping on the ground was getting to our backs! We have taken it out 3 times this summer so far and are loving it. We hope to enjoy it for year's to come and wanted to remember the good, the bad, and the ugly about our camping adventures.

To do that I created a "Camping Journal" with an extra notebook I had at home and Close to My Heart's Back Country Paper and embellishments.




These are a few pictures from our 4th of July camping weekend at Round Lake in northern Idaho:





Last weekend we went to the border, the Canadian Border (well 10 miles from it) and camped at Lake Sullivan. We also went to the Gardner Caves and Boundary Dam.




Now to remember to put it in the tent trailer and write in it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

August Close to My Heart Specials and the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

The new Close to My Heart catalog is now available and full of fabulous and fun scrapbooking, stamping and card making supplies.

I think the most exciting addition is the Art Philosophy Cartridge for your Cricut. It boasts 700 images (including 3D images and fonts) that coordinate with CTMH stamps. The Close to My Heart Cricut package includes the cartridge, 3 stamp sets (value of $17.95 each) and 3 dimensional element sets (value $4.95 each).


You can get this amazing set for $99.

To make this deal even better from August 15th- September 30th, if you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5, you get the "Type Face" A sized stamp set FREE along with the "Para a Phrase"  stamp set pictured below.


August Stamp of the Month

Para Phrase Stamp Set

 For a total of $104 (plus tax & s/h) you will receive the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, 7 Stamp Sets and 3 Dimensional Elements (From 8/15-8/30). You cannot find a better deal anywhere.

If you still cannot decide, watch this short video that will sell you on the package:



Here is a sample of some of the great projects you can create with the cartridge:


I am taking pre-orders now and will be placing an order August 15th. E-mail me at cardsbystephanie@gmail.com if you would like order this amazing package.

If you do not own a Cricut, but are still interested in the August Stamp of the Month (Halloween Themed) and the free Type A Stamp, those can be yours for $5 with any $50 purchase or wait until August 15th and place a $75 order and also receive the Para Phrase stamp set for free. Contact me for a catalog and to place your order. I am placing orders August 1st and August 15th.