Saturday, December 30, 2017

Merry (belated) Christmas!!

to all of my creative friends!

Once again, the holiday season has been lovely, fun, interesting, and even challenging at times, to say the least! Ugh, that flu bug that's been going around is no joke! lol.

Now that my oldest two children are adults and in college, I'm especially grateful to have had them here at home with us. I LOVE having a "full house!!" (sometimes! lol).

It may have meant having a lot less "creative time" for me in my scrapbook room in recent weeks, but it also means more photos were taken and there are now more memories to save and share and add to my always growing collection!

I hope you and yours were able to enjoy making some new memories also! Whether you took just a few photos this season or a lot of photos, I encourage you to take a few minutes alone to reflect on the past few weeks and write down some of the good (and even not-so-good) things that made this holiday season memorable for you and your loved ones. If you enjoy writing, then write as much as you can. If you don't really care to write, then just jot out a quick list of things you appreciate and want to remember always.
These "notes" will become very helpful when you do 
finally get a chance to sit down and scrapbook these memories!

As the year 2017 winds down to a close, I wanted to
express my gratitude to the many amazing friends and customers who have been an important part of my life this year and for many years. My Close to my Heart business is so much more than just a business to me. It has provided me with the opportunity to connect with those who share a similar passion for creativity and making the world a more loving and beautiful place, one card and/or one scrapbook page at a time!

YOU are the heart of my business and the biggest reason why I love creating with and sharing Close to my Heart. THANK YOU for your friendship, for creating alongside me, and for supporting me with your purchases and interest in my many kits, classes, and events! I'm excited and looking forward to all of the creative time together 
that we have ahead of us in 2018!

Please mark your calendars now and plan to 
JOIN US at any or all of my Spring 2018 events!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Through the Year Scrapbooking Workshop!!

I'm excited to be offering an incredible new workshop
that will give you a HUGE head-start towards completing
your first 24 beautiful 12x12 pages in the coming new year!
I'm trying something new that I've never done before, and
that is... I've purchased workshop instructions from another
consultant, the very talented, Susan Williams
#1). because I just think her designs are fantastic,
and #2). to enable my local customers to complete
ALL of these fun and amazing pages with me!!

This is such a BIG workshop/project, that if you tried to sit down and complete all 24 of these pages at one time, you'd likely feel overwhelmed and get tired quickly, so my plan is to help you break it down into smaller "bite size" increments to help you enjoy the creative process, while still accomplishing a lot in less time! I'm encouraging everyone to "work at your own pace," with this kit, but if you want to get it done quickly (within a month or two), you do have that option also.

The total price for all of the materials required to complete these pages is $90 (that price does already include the tax and shipping). This may seem like a lot, but really, when you break it down, it's only $7.50 per two-page 12x12 embellished layout (or $3.75 per page). You can pay in full and receive all of your materials up front, or you can make payments in smaller increments, if you prefer to "pay as you go."

A $45 deposit for each participant is required and
then you will join me to create the first 3 layouts
(6 pages) that are intended to make pages suitable for
any of your January, February, and March photos.

Then, just pay $5 for each additional layout (9 more total!)
You can spread these payments out over the next 9 months
and create one layout per month for just $5 each month,
or complete the rest of your pages a few layouts at a time
each month, as your time and your funds allow.

As an added bonus, this workshop also includes a blank monthly wall calendar that you can customize and add your completed page (singles) to, then display them hanging on your wall throughout the year, before adding them into an album! There are even monthly page toppers that coordinate with the layouts that you can add to the top of each calendar page (shown in the first image below!) ...OR you can also just skip the calendar part if you want to's completely flexible and all up to you!

Please contact me now to get started in
December or January 2018!!
(wouldn't this make a great Christmas
gift to you this year?!!)