Thursday, September 21, 2017

Personal Photo Journal/Yearbook

PERSONAL YEARBOOKS

I am excited to offer you a very fun, easy and VALUABLE experience that you (and your loved ones) will treasure for many years to come.
In this age where everyone is filling their phones up with photos, text messages and snap chat posts, NOW is the time to get those memories off phones and document them in a hands-on tangible keepsake before they are lost FOREVER.

I am here to help!  Please let me offer my services to you in creating YOUR PERSONAL YEARBOOK.  I will provide you with a selection of supplies each time we meet and guide participants in creating a one page layout (sometimes a 2-page layout)  using the product in your kit.  Each project will also have an option to purchase a “BETTER” or “BEST” kit.  So you can make your one-page stories as simple as you please OR step them up by adding various optional products.  
At each session I will:
 *demonstrate a new technique/tool/idea and then the remaining time together will be spent working on your own personal stories.  
*set up an embellishment and “add-on” product buffet that you can purchase a-la-cart product from to enhance your pages, if you wish.
*offer my help to those who need guidance as participants tell their stories through this creative process.  
You can add more than just photos to your Personal Yearbook
*tickets stubs *cards *report cards *ribbons *certificates earned *medals

I will supply:
  *use of my stamp sets *ink pads *cricuit machine & cartridges, 

Ideas of what to document:
*All About Me Page*Rush Events*Fall Activities*Field Trips*Sporting Events*Dances/Formals*Dorm Room*Campus*Friends*Family*Your City/Town*Hobbies
*Favorites: food, color, books, movies, snacks…


The Basic Kit for each session will cost about $3.00
Deluxe Kits will be available to those wanting to add more to their yearbook.
These kits will consist of the Basic Kit Items, as well as, some more product.  This kit will be in the $7-$10 range
The Ultimate Kit will consist of some higher products (Ex: organizers, tools, etc).


There is a Start-Up Fee of $35.00

*This will cover:
 6 x 8 Everyday Life Binder
(you can choose a black/white stripe or a bashful (blush) pink.  Seagrass Green (mint green) is available only while supplies last.
*A Variety Pack of 6 x 8 Page Protectors
*Dual Action Glue Pen
*Black Journaling Pen


Please Contact me to Sign Up Today!

843-817-9888




Friday, September 1, 2017

Exciting Happenings in September!

Hello!




It's September 1st and that calls for a celebration!  The Close To My Herat Holiday Expressions Idea Book went live this morning!   This 68-page publication is full with fabulous new stamp sets perfect for the fall and winter holidays, every day moments and celebrations galore.  The new paper designs are tremendously trendy to spotlight your  treasured photographs AND for creating those special cards for those close to your heart, not to mention also being perfect for all your paper crafting projects.  The new accessories will totally take all your projects to the next level!  If you do not have copies of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and/or the holiday Expressions Idea book please let me know.  The Idea books are just $5.00 (you are required to pay the postage cost if I have to mail the books to you) but I will apply a $5 discount to all those who place a mimimim $25 order.  

Several years ago CTMH declared September NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH.  To celebrate, they have come out with an innovative card kit available this month only.  

The "From The Heart Card Kit" contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including foil-stampeded card bases and an exclusive My Acrylic Stamp Set.  Yhe set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments.  The card kit also includes envelopes and step-by-step instructions and is available at a 20% discount off the retail price!  Brighten someone's day with a hand-stamped card From the Heart.  The retail value is $43.90 but you only pay $34.90.  You can also buy additional card bases and envelopes to make even more cards ($13.95).  Or you can also buy the From The Heart stamp set separately for $29.95.


The stamp of the month for September is called "Feel So Blessed."  It is a set of 26 images that you will use all year long for so many different occasions and themes.  


















My goal this year is to meet and share my love of CTMH will as many individuals possible.  I am currently scheduling private parties for everyone who would like to invite family and friends for a morning, afternoon or evening out.  These private parties can be held right here at my home in my studio, if you would like-no cleaning for you and ample space for all your guests to come play and create a fun simple project.  I have a special gift for all those who decide to help me and host a party.  This is my way of saying THANK YOU for helping me to spread the CTMH love , as well as, to help pay for my children's tuitions.  


I am working on a handful of fun classes revolving around fall, Halloween, Christmas and holidays.  My monthly scrapbook club will kick off this month using the "JACK" Workshop Your Way kit, followed by each of the 4 new kits in the Holiday Expressions.  There is still time to join the club and take advantage of the club member perks.  The classes are also available to those not in the club and those who can not attend the actual classes by purchasing a Kit To Go and putting it together in the comfort of your own home.  If you are interested please let me know!

My monthly card club will be starting up again.  Each month we will create 5 different cards.  The $15 class fee covers all products needed.  All you need to bring is your favorite adhesives.  If you place a minimum $35 order at the monthly class the $15 registration fee will be waived.  

I am also working on some specialty classes, as well!  Details will be coming soon!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Smiles,
amy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Scrapbook Class: Prickly Pear!

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I am in love with the August Scrapbook layouts my scrapbook classes will be creating! We will be working with the Prickly Pear Kit. I never knew how much I loved cactus until I started creating with this kit!
Our August Class will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd 6:30-9:00.
A new scrapbook club will begin in September. All those who sign up receive a FREE COPY of the New ANNUAL INSPIRATION IDEA BOOK that goes live August 1st. As well as the Holiday Expressions Idea book that comes out September 1st. You can participate in person or via mail! Have a friend I do not know sign up with you and you BOTH will receive a FREE GIFT from me!
I also wanted to remind you about the July Special happening right now. It's STAMPAGANZA MONTH! For every 2 stamp sets you purchase, you will receive a 3rd stamp set FREE! The lowest price stamp set will be the free stamp set. CTMH has also brought back some of the most popular stamp sets from the past.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

THROUGH THE YEARS SCHOOL ALBUM

THROUGH THE YEARS SCHOOL ALBUM WORKSHOP







SCHOOL ALBUM WORKSHOP
DATES:  THURSDAY, JULY 27th and THURSDAY, 3rd
TIME:  6:00-9:00 p.m.
COST:$110.00
(2- $55 payments)

R.S.V.P  ON/BEFORE FRIDAY, JULY 7th 
(this is so I have time to order products and prep your kit)

KIT’S TO GO ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!
(postage cost will be added to your total)

I am also accepting orders for completed albums 
(where everything is done for you-all you do is add your photos and memorabilia!) for $275.00

It’s hard to believe that July 4th is right around the corner.  Before we know it, it will be Halloween, Thanksgiving  and then Christmas and then the year will be half over! “The days are certainly long but the years, they are so so short!” It’s always fun for me (and probably you, as well) to see all the photos posted on social media of kids first and last day of school photos, of field trips, special award ceremonies, concerts, recitals, artwork, etc.

Once these photos are posted, where do all they end up? On a computer, permanently posted on Facebook and social media?  Will your kids have these to go back and look at when they get older?  What about their kids?  A few years back I was visiting my parents and spent the day looking at countless photos of my mom & dad’s childhood.  It was truly a memorable day for me listening to my parents share stories and seeing photos of my mom and dad as they went through school, growing up and changing. They participated in theatre,  Sports, student government.  They were on the honor roll- they even had a few of their report cards!

Don't let your or your children’s photos and school year memorabilia  get 'dusty' on a hard drive.....Let's put all these events in an album!  You may think... ugh.... I would NOT know how or where to began. This is where I come in and you will be surprised at how easy this can be!  PLUS I guarantee you will have fun doing it!

I’m excited to offer a THROUGH THE YEARS - SCHOOL WORKSHOP designed by fellow consultant Dana Kessler.  You will create a 2 page layout for Kindergarten through 12th Grade.   After this workshop, you will have completed pages to add pictures as your child finishes each grade!  No more trying to 'catch up’!  If you children are all grown up then you can do what I am doing and add your photos and memorabilia from years past to your pages after the workshop.  This project is perfect for EVERYONE (those who are pregnant, those with toddlers, those with school age children and those with adult children)!  It is even a great project for YOU to put together your school year memories…just like the memories my parents shared with me several years ago!




Basic School Days Kit - $110 includes the following:
 • (1) pack of Enchantment Fundamentals Papers (24 sheets) 
 • (28) sheets of 12" x 12" White Daisy Yardstick
 • Enchantment Ribbon Pack (3 yards of 5 spools of ribbon/twine)
 • Pre-cut Cricut pieces including (1) saffron “Kindergarten”, (4) red polka dot apples, (6) red polka dot banners, (4) saffron globes, (4) lightbulbs, (4) pushpins, (4) peacock star tabs, (12) Silver Glitter squares, (4) red apple borders, (4) blue star borders, (4) saffron torn notebook borders, (12) various colored ruler borders

You will create (13) 12" x 12" double page layouts including Kindergarten - 12th grade.


Optional Add-On Supplies:
*Album (D-Ring works best)  ***HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!****
*Top Load Value Pack Protectors ***HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!****

 • (2) Packs of 12" x 12" Memory Protectors (14 pages needed)
 • Marker Alphabet Stamp Set
 • Pen Pal Alphabet Stamp Set
 • Bistro Alphabet Stamp Set






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beach Theme Layouts'Kits to Go!








Greetings!
Here are the details for my July scrapbook class/kits to go.   We will be creating with the "No Worries" kit.  I LOVE everything about this kit-the paper designs, the woodgrain sequins,the complements...PERFECT for BEACH, SUMMER, VACATION!!!  A big shout out to my friend and fellow consultant, Tina Lovell who shared her creativity with me.  

Please let me know on/before JUNE 25th if you would like any optional add-on products.  I will be leaving for convention on June 26 and will not be back until July 3rd-thus the reason for letting me know by June 25th.

I will have to let you know the date of our class once I go to my doctor on July 12th.  I will be getting a scan that morning and that will determine the date of my next surgery.  I don't want to set a date now and then have to cancel it.  Thank you, in advance, for being patient!  As soon as I know anything I will let you know!

I also wanted to remind you about the AWESOME Album Special happening this month only.  Purchase 1 album and get a second album at 50% off!  AND the Seagrass postbound and d-ring, as well as the teal albums have been restocked!  If you would like to take advantage of this special please do not wait-the albums are selling out FAST!  You can contact me with your order or you can place your order on my website (amy.closetomyheart.com).

Make it a super day!






“NO WORRIES” KIT

STAMP OF THE MONTH:  Storybook Alphabet (set of 26)

BASIC KIT: $35.00
*No Worries Workshop Your Way Kit
(Complements, Sequins and Ribbon)
*2 Sheets of Sapphire CS
*5 Sheets of Glacier CS
*1/2 x 12 Strip of White Daisy CS

**IF YOU WANT THE WHITE PHOTO MATES PLEASE ADD AN ADDITIONAL $2.00**


Optional Add On Products that I used for my pages:
*Mini Glue Dots:  $8.70
*Mini Glue Pen:  $5.20
*3-D Foam Tape:  $6.90

Always bring these items with you to class:  Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots,  ruler and a pencil.  

Great items to add to your order any month:
Z3022 or Z3023 Adhesive and Adhesive Refill pg 108 $9.00 and $5.20
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 108 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 108 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 105 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 108 9.00
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 106 5.70
NEW FUNDAMENTALS LINE pg 14-31
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 13 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 17
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 12  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 10-11 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders and Thin Cuts pg 78-79 $
Cricut Collections
Z3285 or Z3290 NEW FLOWER MARKET pg 75 114.35
Z3167 or Z3190 Artistry                pg 76 114.35

Z3169 Artbooking pg 77 114.35

Monday, June 5, 2017

SCAVENGER HUNT ALBUM

SCAVENGER HUNT ALBUM 


Date:  FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd 
TIME: 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
OR
6:00-7:30 p.m.
COST:  $42.50
R.S.V.P ON/BEFORE FRIDAY,JUNE 9th 
Complete Album”  $50.00
Please bring your favorite Adhesives to Class.  I am happy to order you adhesives if you do not have any.

Join me for this SUPER SIMPLE, SUPER FUN Class.
I will teach you some simple water coloring techniques and 
guide you in putting together a keepsake that you can add your treasured photos to at your leisure.  
I created this album for individuals of ALL AGES, for experienced memory keepers, as well as, for those not interested in scrapbooking but are interested in getting their photos off their memory cards, phones and/or Facebook pages.
This 6 x 8 album is perfect to take on the go with you.  All you will need is a journaling pen and adhesives to adhere your photos to while you are on the go.
I plan to use my album to document our summer memories but the beauty of this album and the way it is set up is that you can actually go on a scavenger hunt of photos taken in the past.  You can use this album for specific vacation/trip/summer or you can combine a variety of vacations/trips/summers.  You can even use if for favorite photos or every day life, for camp, for hobbies, for your specific athletic team or dance  team or Drum Corps.  The possibilities are endless!

Your Class Kit Contents:
*6 x 8 Album (choose the black/white stripe or the seaglass album)
*6 x 8 Page Protector Pack (10 in a pack)
*Watercolor “Artistic You" 6 x 8 Pages (10 per pack)
*Precut Cardstock Paper

I am actually going to add both of the divided 6 x 8 protectors and the 4 x 6 & 3x4 flip flaps to my album.  this will allow me to add more photos and journaling to each of my daily prompts.
I do recommend these products if you want to do the same.  Please just let me know what products you would like to add to the basic kit when you register for the class.

SUGGESTED ADD-ON PRODUCTS:
*6x8 divided 4 x 6 Protectors:  $8.00
*6 x 8 divided 3 x 4 Protectors:  $8.00
*4 x 6 Flip Flaps: $5.70
*3 x 4 Flip Flaps: $4.60
*Black Journaling Pen: $3.80

I am also creating albums for sale so if you  are not interested in creating your own album you can purchase a completed album where all you have to do is add your photos and journaling!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rustic Fundamental 8 page Scrapbook Workshop- Register on/before June 5th!








I am so excited to offer you this versatile scrapbook workshop.  We will be creating these 8 pages using the Rustic Home Paper Pack, the Snapshot Complements pack, silver sequins and a variety of cardstock sheets.

It is available as a class and as a Workshop To Go so if you do not live local to me OR if you are unable to attend the actual class-you can still purchase the Workshop To Go-complete with step by step instructions and photos to refer to as you create each page.  Thank you to Jen Smith for sharing her creativity with me.

Have a friend I do know know or who has never taken a class with me and you BOTH will receive a FREE GIFT!


DATE:  THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd
TIME:  6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: $45.00
R.S.V.P:  MONDAY, JUNE 5th
Your Kit Consists Contents:

*#Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamental Paper Pack
*#Z3309 Snapshot Complements
*#Z2013 Silver Assortment Sequins
*1 sheet Sea glass Cardstock
*2 sheets Peacock Cardstocks
*12 White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
*4 Sheets of Whisper Cardstock
*2 Sheets of Fern Cardstock
*6 Sheets Black Cardstock
*1 Sheet Lagoon Cardstock 
*1 Sheet Kraft Cardstock