Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Chelsea Garden Card Making Class or Kit To Go!

“CHELSEA GARDENS” Cardmaking Workshop
DATE: WEDNESDAY, January 31st
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: $60.00

Join in the fun as we create 15 cards using the GORGEOUS NEW Chelsea Garden Papers, Dots & Gems, and Cream Ribbon. All papers are PRE-CUT for you! We will assemble the cards and color images during class . I used the Close To My Heart Water Color Pencils and the Clear Shimmer Brush to color. It was so Fun! Very Relaxing! Easy to blend colors and I LOVE the end results. These pencils make even a novice colorer's art look professional! 
These cards will be perfect to add to your card supply. It’s always so nice to have hand made cards ready to sign and address whenever you are in need. 
Kit Contents:
*Water Color Pencils: set of 24 pencils-12 basic colors, 12 secondary pencils
* 15 White Card Bases & 15 Envelopes
* Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems Package
*All Paper Pieces will be PRECUT for you!
The Water Color Pencils and any left over materials are
If you do not own one please let me know upon registering and will will add it to your kit ($5.70)
*Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts Bundle: $39
*Black Momento Ink Pad: $9.20
*Black Journaling Pen: $3.80
*tweezers or piercing tool: $8.00
*Micro Tip Scissors: $11.50
KITS TO GO are AVAILABLE upon Request!
Completed cards are also available !
Thank you to Susan Williams for sharing her original designs with me!
Please bring your basic tool kit to class: plenty of adhesives (tape rummer, memory glue dots, 3-D foam tape/dots, tweezers or piercing tool (perfect for “transporting adhesive backed embellishments)

Monday, January 1, 2018

NEW! Seasonal Expressions 1 IS OUT!

WOW!  Can you believe it is 2018?
I hope that 2017 was a good one for you and I pray 2018 is an ever BETTER year!

It's a NEW YEAR, A NEW MONTH and we have a NEW SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS Idea Book that just went live TODAY!
It is full of beautiful new papers, kits, stamp sets, embellishments, tools and a GORGEOUS new designer travel organization system.  
I will be sharing more about all of these things in the coming weeks.  

The stamp of the month "Bloom & Grow" is a et of 15 images that are perfect for spring and summer and a large variety of themes.  You can purchase it for just $5.00 with a minimum purchase!

Several years ago, Close To My Heart declared January NATIONAL PAPER CRAFTING MONTH.  And every year they create an exclusive kit for January only.  I love the January kit.  Not only is is GORGEOUS, EASY and FUN to put together but it is also perfect for seasoned paper crafters, as well as, individuals who haven experience with crafting with paper.  
The kit is called "LOVE LETTERS."

Love Letters Kit — National Papercrafting Month Special

Kickstart the New Year with DIY monogram décor!
Create your own gorgeous monogram décor with our exclusive  Love Letter Kits, available for just $18.95 only for National Papercrafting Month! These kits include everything you need to create a 12" high, beautiful décor piece using the letter—or letters—of your choice! Each kit comes with the parts and pieces to create gorgeous monogram décor pieces, including a chipboard base, paper and rose - gold overlay piece, die cut florals, banners, and rose - gold foil alphabet stickers.

Make a monogram art piece, or spell out a whole word! As a special bonus, when you purchase five individual Love Letter Kits  you’ll receive a sixth kit of your choice for FREE ! That means you get 6 letter kits for just $ 94.75 — a 20% savings!

There are three ways you can earn a free letter kit: 
  • Buy 5 letter kits, get the sixth FREE!
  • Sign up to be a CTMh Consultant HEREand get a letter kit of your choice for FREE! 
  • Host a qualifying party and get a letter kit of your choice for FREE! 

Lovely Letters Kit include:
  • chipboard letter base
  • paper and rose-gold foil overlay
  • die-cut florals and banners
  • rose-gold foil alphabet stickers 
For Hostess: When you host a party in January that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than February 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Love Letters Kit of your choice for free! Contact me amcgrewctmh@gmakil.comfor more info on scheduling an in-home party and/or setting up an online party.

For New Consultants: Anyone who joins my team in January will receive a FREE Love Letters Kit of your choice in their New Consultant Kit — that’s an extra $18.95 value! Visit my website HERE HERE for more info on becoming a Consultant.

Extra supplies needed to complete the kits:
  • Z1795 Quilling Tool
  • Z679 Liquid Glass (for use in layering florals; not to be used on paper overlay)
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z553 Bonding Memories Glue
  • Z3372 Adhesive Runner
Click HERE to order your kit.

* Offer available January 1–31, 2018 while supplies last.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Only 8 DAYS LEFT!!!!!

Happy Friday!

The December CTMH exclusive December kit is my  ALL TIME MOST FAVORITE KIT CTMH has ever offered in the 25 years I have been a customer and/or consultant. I have posted a video on my blog (scrapbooklifewithamy.blogspot.com ) which will give you a good look at the kit.  I have shared the Calendar Club I will be offering beginning in January. This club is for both local, as well as, long distance individuals. It's for kids and adults! If you are only interested in this kit that makes one page for each month of the year than that is awesome as well. BUT....This amazing kit is only available until December 31st or until kits are sold out. Treat yourself as well as a friend(s) or family member(s)to a kit now. This kit makes the PERFECT Year At A Glance Memory keeper! It also makes great gifts to loved ones! You can order directly on my website (amy.closetomyheart.com ) or contact me and I will be happy to help!




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Very Special CTMH OFFER Fro ME to YOU!

Close To My Heart is SO MUCH MORE than a job to me! It is my second family. I have met so many wonderful people at my events, at home parties and even online who have become fast friends. My fellow consultants are so much more than friends to me. My team members are so very dear to my heart!
I love sharing top quality crafting products with everyone and anyone. I love teaching people how to create cards and gifts that you just cannot put a price tag on.
I love providing knowledge and instruction to those wanting to preserve their lives-both the every day moments as well as the special moments!
I love that Close To My Heart makes the job of consultants so EASY and FUN. I have been a cnosultant for almost 20 years and the enhancements CRTMH has made are outstanding! The free website, the free trainings, the free videos, all the templates...all these things (and more) make being a Close To My Heart Consultant the best job on earth!
I love helping others get started on having what I have. CTMH just campout with a new kit that is OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! If I could quite and signup all over again I would!!!!! For just $75 you can get what you need to start your CTMH Business. Let Me Show You How!
During December all those who sign up will receive, along with their kit, the "Through The Years Calendar Kit" FREE OF CHARGE! This is a $57 value and it is sure to guarantee you immediate sales AND the perfect event to offer in January! If you would like to learn more and hear about my special offer please contact me today! Special offer goes to the first person who reaches out to me!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Introducing My 2018 Calendar Club!

with Amy McGrew

How would you like to create a timeless treasure for yourself and/or family and friends?  If you have answered “YES!” then my Calendar Club is for YOU!
The neat thing about my calendar club is ANYONE can join.  Kits to Go are available and make it super easy to receive your kit complete with photos and instructions that will allow you to put your scrapbook layouts together with ease right in the comfort of your own home!  You can even gather with some friends and work your pages together if you do not live local to me!  This makes a great mmother/daughter or even a “sisters” activity to do together!

The unique thing about this club is that the kit is divided into two parts.  The first part is only available during this month.  CTMH has put together an amazing kit complete with the a 12 x 12 calendar, gold glitter gems, an assortment of card stock papers, a complement pack  AND and exclusive sheet of gold glitter paper cricut die-cuts!  This kit allows you to create one 12 x 12 page for each of the 12 months. 
A huge shout out to fellow consultant Susan Williams who was the Master Mind behind this project.  I just love her designs!

I have created my own layouts using products from the kit, as well as, a variety of other products.  AND I have designed a coordinating layout and monthly topper for each month!
All products needed for the coordinating page and month toppers and the additional products form the second part of the calendar club kit.

We will begin meeting in early January.  Each moth we will create 2 months (so in January we will create the January and February layouts and monthly topper).
Then in February we will meet to create the layouts and monthly toppers for March and April , etc.
The duration of the Calendar Club will run Janaury-June.
In the end you will have created a timeless calendar treasure which will serve as a “Year-At-A-Glance” album when you slide each calendar page next to it’s corresponding page in your album!
You can create this for 2018 or 2019!  
What a PERFECT gift for the 2019 holidays for you and your family/friends!
Make one or Several!
Please join me!
Make one or several!

Kit Details
Please bring your favorite adhesives and scissors to class

First Part:  $47.00  or  (DUE ON/BEFORE DECEMBER 15th)
all cardstocks and background & texture papers precut, gold glitter gems pack, Happy Moments Compliment pack, 12 x 12 calendar, gold glitter die-cuts

If you do not already have the November “Through the Year” stamp Set you must order that:  $21.00

Second Part:  $53.00 (DUE FEBRUARY 1st)
*all papers pre-cut to create corresponding layouts/monthly toppers
*Gold Glitter Paper
*(2) packs Whisper Thick Twine

Optional Add-On Products I Used:

12 x 12 Album: $35.00
12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack:  $27.70
Thin Cuts-bloack Alphabet: $76.00
Jennifer’s Hand Alphabet Stamp Set: $11.50
Mini Stapler: $14.90
Mini staples: $3.40
Black Ink Pad: $9.20
Heather Ink Pad: $9.20
Journaling Pen:  $3.80
Stamp Cleaner:: $6.90
Stamper Scrubber: $14.90
Piercing Tool Kit: $8.00
Micro-Tip Scissors: 11.50
Tweezers: $8.00
Liquid Glass: $9.20
3-D Foam Tape: $6.90
Paper Trimmer:
Die Cut Machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc)

Monday, November 27, 2017


Hello Again!
Be sure to read the previous post, as this is a continuation of that one!

KIT #2 (the last four layouts pictured below): $65.00
THIS KIT COMES COMPLETELY CUT AND READY FOR YOU TO ASSEMBLE. A huge shoutout to Ginni Candelariawho is the designer of these fun layouts!
This kit is a take home kit complete with step by step instructions and photos, as well as all the embellishments. All you need to add is your favorite adhesives. I do recommend you take a look at the additional Products I used. If you want your pages to look like mine you will want to have these products, as you will be creating them at home. 
Additional Product Is used on my 8 pages that are not included in the kit are:
*#Z1979 Black Journaling Pen
*#Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
*#Z726 Sponge Daubers
*#Z1767 Chalk Marker

Last Two Workshops in 2017

Monday Greetings!
I have two more workshops I will be offering in 2017. I will share the details of each in two separate posts. 
I also wanted to remind you about the Cyber Monday Special that is happening all day TODAY on the Workspace Wonder Organization pieces. You can save 30% on individual pieces and 40% on bundles that CTMH has put together! This is a "while supplies last" special so I do encourage your to shop early to ensure you are able to order what you want. 
TIME: 6:30-8:30p.m.
COST: $20.00
Please say you will join me for this festive class!
We will create 45 gift tags and 2 hot drink gift card holder cards.
we will have a cookie/treat exchange!
Please bring one dozen of your favorite cookies or candies .
When we are done creating our tags and cards we will engage in the cookie exchange.
Everyone will go home with treats and tags galore!
Not only will all your packages look pretty but you will have treats for the holidays as well!
The tags will make the perfect gift for friends and family. I will show you at class how to wrap them up cute to present to special people in your life
(teachers, mail carrier, hair dresser, friend, mother, mother-in-law, bank teller…)
All papers, ribbons, and embellishments and use of my stamps and inks will be provided in your class fee.
You only need to bring your favorite adhesives and your treats! Thank you Melissa Melissa Whitworth Laverty for inspiring me to offer this class!
I invite you to share this information with friends.
You will receive a FREE GIFT from me for each friend your bring that I do not know!

 I also want to encourage you to purchase the November Stamp of the Month (#S1711, set of 28 images) before the month is over. You can get this for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order. You will definitely want this stamp set because I am designing a Calendar Club beginning in January. We will be using this stamp set, along with an exclusive kit that will be available starting December 1st. I will be sharing more details and a sneak peek of the January calendar page and coordinating layout in the days to come. The "Through The Year" stamp set will be available to purchase in December but it will be at the full price ($17.95). 

DATE: Wednesday, December 13th
TIME: 6:30-9:30
If you are not yet in the holiday spirit - this class is sure to!
We will be working with the “Beary Christmas” products at this class. Have 2 kits available for you to choose from…OR you may want BOTH kits like I did! These pages will look fabulous framed and hung on the wall, as well as, in an album sitting your coffee table throughout the holidays!
Here are the details for the first kit. A huge shout out to fellow consultant Dana Kessler who is the original designer of these pages. 
KIT #1 (the first 4 layouts pictured below): $44.00
*Beary Chrismtas Workshop Your Way
*Beary Christmas Coodinating Cardstock Pack
Recommended add on products:
*3-D Foam Tape /Dots
*3-D Thin Foam Tape/Dots