Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Just Sayin' S1505

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

I created this simple standard size card using a piece of glacier B&T duos from the "Blossom" paper pack X7196B (but with the "Jackson" X7195B color scheme - Barn Red, Cocoa, and Juniper inks). The sparkly flowers were punched from small scraps of White Shimmer Trim Z3024 with a very tiny flower punch I own (non-ctmh). Then I used bitty brads (retired) and Bitty Sparkles Z1263 to embellish the flower centers. Finished it off with a little bit of free-hand doodling using a black journaling pen Z1979.

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 
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2nd!

Come celebrate
National Scrapbook Day
with us...
Friends, Food,
and up to 7 hours of creative FUN!!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
10am to 5pm!

Event Cost: $5 per person
and bring a potluck side dish/dessert to share!
I will be making crock-pot barbecue beef sandwiches
and providing unlimited ice-cold beverages.

Each guest will also receive a special "goodie bag" from me!
Bring any scrapbooking kits/materials you'd like to use,
or choose from a variety of my left-over pre-cut class kits (most kits are
priced at $10/$12 for two pages or $20/$25 for four or more pages). 

OR the Event is FREE when you purchase
(and must pre-pay by April 25th!)
any "Taste of Summer" Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
(listed/shown below):
*Please bring a potluck side dish/dessert to share also.

$35 Beginner's "Everything" Kit
$ 8.95    Taste of Summer Paper Packet
$ 2.95    Sequins Silver Assortment
$ 4.95    White Shimmer Trim
$ 5.95    Thin 3-D Foam Tape
$ 3.25    Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
+ 2.07 (7.95% s/h)
+ 2.25 (8.00% CA sales tax)
+ 3.50    Tombow mono-adhesive with dispenser
+ 2.50    (5 sheets) White Daisy Cardstock ($0.50 each)
+ 2.32    (2) 12x12 Memory Protectors ($1.16 each)
$38.69 full retail value for JUST $35

$25 Basic Workshop Kit
*If you purchase this kit, you will need to BRING your own
tape-runner adhesive and 5 sheets of 12x12 white cardstock to use.
Memory protectors and journaling pen are also NOT included,
but can be purchased separately if desired.
$ 8.95    Taste of Summer Paper Packet
$ 2.95    Sequins Silver Assortment
$ 4.95    White Shimmer Trim
$ 5.95    Thin 3-D Foam Tape
+ 1.81 (7.95% s/h)
+ 1.97 (8.00% CA sales tax)
$26.58 full retail value for JUST $25 

Each kit will allow you to create these

FOUR beautiful 12x12 pages with me:
(and you will have a little leftover paper,
sequins, shimmer trim, and foam tape
to use on future/further creative projects!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G News!!! (and the April 18th Card Class!)

I'm so CRAZY thrilled
that I just can't contain my excitement any longer...
 Close to my Heart corporate called me (yes, me!!)
this week to ask if I would take on a special assignment to
"Create for Convention" using all-new products for 2015-16!
Of course, I said "YES!!"
The job requires that I sign a "confidentiality agreement"
since I will be using "top-secret" new CTMH products. I will be keeping all of my artwork and the new product I'm using under wraps until it can be unveiled at the annual Convention for consultants (held July 9-11, 2015
at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California)!

I am just BURSTING with joy
about this opportunity!!
THANK YOU CTMH for noticing me and my love for sharing creativity
...I am so THRILLED and READY for this!!

If you are a consultant on my team, there is still time to
register for Convention and join us in just 84 more days
at "the Happiest Place on Earth"
for three full days of creativity and fun!!
If you're not a consultant on my team, there's still time to
JOIN NOW and go with me for this magical event!
Enroll to be a consultant with me here:
and/or call me with all of your questions about Convention and Consulting!

Lastly, these are the cards we're making 
at the next Card Class
Saturday, April 18th 
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)

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 our cards feature the
BLOSSOM paper pack!

Space/supplies are limited to just 8 guests
this time, so please contact me to RSVP ASAP!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Grab a Deal of the Day in April!

Deal of the Day GRAB BAGS are
available only when you order online!
Order yours today from

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? during the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close to my Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we'll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close to my Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping card through your Consultant's Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last - so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you're interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!