Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Typed Note S1504

If you've just arrived here from LAUREN's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 This simple standard-size card I created (above)
features our NEW Blossom paper pack (X7196B)
shown in Seasonal Expressions 2.
The card design is inspired by
Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 - Pattern 25 (p. 45).

Here is a view of all of the stamp images
included in this set that is available for purchase now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
TERESA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Join us March 21st for a Card/Scrapbooking Class Make-up Date!

If you've had to miss out on any of my recent
Cardmaking or Scrapbooking Classes
then you may want to plan to
join us on Saturday, March 21st!!
(2pm-5pm and/or 6pm-9pm)

I have a variety of extra kits left-over,
...all papers are pre-cut...
and ready for you to stamp, assemble, and embellish!

CARD BUFFET...$1.50 per any card
...while supplies last!




SCRAPBOOKING KITS 
...limited quantities at prices listed below!
 HOPSCOTCH kit with Picture My Life cards,
Complements stickers, & clear sparkles for $25
(only 1 kit left!!)

HEARTSTRINGS 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(2 kits left!)

CHALK IT UP 2-page kit with embellishments for $12
(3 kits left!)

SARITA 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(4 kits left!)

IVY LANE 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(5 kits left!)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Get ROLLING with me and CTMH today!!

Get your business rolling with beautiful
organizational pieces from Close To My Heart!!
 
Thinking about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to do it! During the month of March*, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26) with their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290! Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling). These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last,
so hurry on over and join today!
 
*Offer valid while supplies last March 1-31, 2015. No tax will be charged on the free shoulder tote. The shoulder tote will ship with the New Consultant Kit.

 
TWO kit options (Scrapbooker's/Cardmaker's shown below) are available.
Lists of the full kit contents can be seen by clicking on this link below
(and you can JOIN MY TEAM online here also!):

 
 
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Choose Happy S1503

If you've just arrived here from PAIGE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

The standard-size card I created (above) features the Confetti Wishes paper pack (X7189B) and coloring with markers (The Colorless Blender, Golden Yellow, Marine Blue, and Peony Purple). The flower (stamped image) that I colored and added over the stamped frame is from the Happy Birds (C1600) stamp set.

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images
included in this set that is available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
DONNA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Done Scrapbooking Class...March 21st...RSVP now!!

Let me show you how to
create all of this for just $25!!
All projects shown above were designed by my CTMH upline/team leader Cindy Baker.
 
One beautifully embellished 12x12 layout (two pages),
a 4x6 mini album (10+ pages),
a 5" tall gift bag with matching card,
and three more greeting cards...
 
all made with Hopscotch 3x4 and 4x6 Picture My Life cards,
Complementing Stickers and clear Sparkles!
 
Each kit will include ALL of these goodies (shown below)
PLUS all of your papers pre-cut for you!
...all you will need to do is assemble
and add your own photos/journaling!

Join us Saturday, March 21st
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
you choose the time that works best for you!
Prepay $25 per kit by Saturday 3/14
to reserve your space now!
bring/purchase your own adhesive
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $30,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via
PayPal.com to StampwithJen@ymail.com).

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Card Class!


Join us Saturday, February 7th 
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $16,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via PayPal.com
to StampwithJen@ymail.com)
All card pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.
All kits also include the embellishments shown,
but require that you use your own adhesive.
Please indicate the address you would like your kit
mailed to and whether you would like your
card elements pre-stamped as shown or left blank
so you can stamp them to your own preference.
Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
 
This month all cards feature the
HOPSCOTCH paper pack!


Space/supplies are limited, so please hurry,
kits are available only while my supply lasts!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
A Happy Hello S1502

If you've just arrived here from SHEILA's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 Here is a standard size card I created using this stamp set featuring the Hopscotch papers. Card design is inspired by Wishes - Just Because Card Workshop, Card 1 (p. 69). Ink colors I used include Flaxen, Glacier, Ponderosa Pine, and Smoothie. As you can see, I curved the "stem and leaves" stamp on my block before stamping it to result in the curved image.  

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images

included in this set that is available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
DAWN's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Done Scrapbooking Classes begin January 17th!!

Have you always wanted to scrapbook, but don't know where to begin?  Start here!!  Join us to create FOUR beautifully embellished scrapbook pages every month for just $20
...and that includes EVERYTHING you'll need! (except for the adhesive).  Your paper is PRE-CUT, all you do is assemble and add the titles and embellishments INCLUDED in your kit.  Simply add your pictures and go home with completed, oh-so-cute pages!

Cost is $20.  Your RSVP is your commitment to pay for the class.  Paypal (to stampwithjen@ymail.com), check, or cash are welcome.  Can't make it to the class?  Reserve a "Kit-t0-Go" with your payment and I will save one for you!  Pre-payments are due no later than one week before each class date
(due January 10th to participate on January 17th).

This is a monthly class all year (a new kit every month!)
...imagine having completed 48 pages (an entire album)
in a year! Come join the fun as I show you how to scrapbook
with me faster, simpler, and easier!

 Heartstrings layout #1

Heartstrings layout #2

January Card Class!


Join us this Saturday, January 10th (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $16,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via PayPal.com
to StampwithJen@ymail.com)
All card pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.
All kits also include the embellishments shown,
but require that you use your own adhesive.
Please indicate the address you would like your kit
mailed to and whether you would like your
card elements pre-stamped as shown or left blank
so you can stamp them to your own preference.
 
Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
 
This month all cards feature the
HEARTSTRINGS paper pack!

Attendees please RSVP by Friday 1/9 and
you can pay for your kit(s) at the class.
Space/supplies are limited, so please hurry,
kits are available only while my supply lasts!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
This Moment S1501


If you've just arrived here from KATY's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 Here is a standard-size card I created using the
NEW Heartstrings Paper Packet (X7193B)
featured in Seasonal Expressions 1.
Ink colors I used include
Black, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and
Slate for sponge daubing some paper edges.
Embellished with Red Shimmer Trim Z1848
and Red Enamel Hearts Z2009.

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images

included in this set available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
LELA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December SOTM Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Cute Pie S1412


If you just arrived here from MICHELLE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 This month I created this
5x7 Circle Spin Card (left)
and this standard-size card (right)
featuring our NEW Heartstrings paper packet
(X7193B) that is available for purchase
starting December 1st!

 Here's a view of the Circle Spin Card (Z1866) that shows
how the center circle piece spins when opened.
I used a 2" scalloped circle punch to cut the circle of
White Daisy cardstock that the cupcake image is stamped on.
(then sponge daubed it's edges with Slate ink 
before adhering it to the card base/spinning circle).

 Here's a view of the front of the card with inside of the Circle spun around
to the front to show you what I stamped on the other side of it.

Here's a closer view of the standard-size card (above).
The ShinHan Touch Twin marker colors I used are Cherry Pink,
Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Warm Grey 4, and Warm Grey 7.
The letters "U" and "R" come from a separate stamp set:
A Typeface (A1117) that is shown on page 135 of Annual Inspirations.

 Here's a quick tip:  To make it easier to curve this stamp
and stamp the image curved like I have done, I used my 
micro-tip scissors to cut the stamp apart
(just in between each of the frames, 
leaving the string at the top intact).

Finally, here is a view of what all of the images in this super "cute" stamp set look like:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cards we made at the November Card Class on 11/15

THANK YOU to all of the fun and talented ladies who attended the November Card Class on Saturday, November 15th! 
(Michelle, Terri, Libby, Sandra, Carolyn, Nancy, Jen, and Frankie!)

It was great to see you all and
I hope you enjoyed making these cards with me :)

Friday, October 31, 2014

November SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
It's the Little Things S1411


If you've just arrived here from CAROL's BLOG,
then you are on the correct path.
If you get lost at any point along the way,
you can see a full listing of all of the blog hop
participants by visiting this link here:

First, I'm sharing a standard-size Christmas Card featuring the Snowhaven papers (X7188B). Ink colors I used for this card include Black, Cranberry, Olive, and 2nd generation Olive (to stamp the wreath).

Here's my best tip to show you how to stamp "evenly-spaced" leaves on your wreath.  The circle is 2.75", cut from Colonial White paper with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
I used the inside of a roll of our washi tape to trace a circle in the center very lightly with a pencil. Then, as you stamp your leaves around the circle (with 1st and 2nd generation Olive ink), simply line up the first vein of each leaf with the pencil line as shown, overlapping each leaf slightly on top of the next leaf to space them just right. If you can get the end tips of each center-most vein to touch, then you will have near perfect spacing (then erase your pencil marks, of course).

Second, here is another Standard-size card featuring the Pathfinding papers (X7186B). Ink colors I used here include Barn Red, Cocoa (for the sentiment), Glacier, Goldrush, and Olive (1st and 2nd generations again). I used stamp-rolling technique on the largest flower (Goldrush rolled with Barn Red).

Lastly, here is a view of what all of the images included in this stamp set look like:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
Enjoy the hop!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Two Cards from One design!!

I've been wanting to share this idea on my blog for a few weeks now, but life and other responsibilities kept getting in the way, lol. So finally...I am excited to share how one good card design can so easily result in another similar but different card.  On the left is a card I created using the September Stamp of the Month. I loved the simplicity of the design so much that a few weeks later, when I signed up to participate in a consultant team card swap, I decided to utilize the same design and even the same papers and color-scheme (Scaredy Cat) to make a birthday card instead
(as you can never have enough birthday cards, right?)!

Here is a view of the fantastic assortment of cards I received back from the swap with my team members (you will likely be able to spot my card here also):

Then, while enjoying the variety of swap cards I received, one particular card really stood out and inspired me and it is what led to the layout design I chose for another card (same design layout, but completely different colors/theme):

Thank you Nicole Peck for inspiring me with your lovely card!!
Isn't it fun to see how one thing can inspire another and then another? I tend to find inspiration from whatever is in front of me, even if I have to change it up or re-invent it just a little to serve another purpose...that's just how my mind works sometimes.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into how my creativity is inspired and evolves.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cards made at the October Card Class on 10/18


THANK YOU to all of the fun and talented ladies who attended the October Card Class on Saturday, October 18th! It was so nice to see you all 
and I hope you enjoyed making these cards with me :)

The 5x7 swing-card in the top right corner was made
with our brand new "Artfully Sent" Cricut Cartridge...
here's a closer look to give you a better understanding of how it swings open: