Thursday, October 30, 2014

LUCKY 5!


Happy Early Halloween!
It's hard to believe October is just about over.  Everyone here at the McGrew house is looking forward to fun evening of trick-or-treating tomorrow night.
And then...come November 1st...I"ll be doing the happy dance because with every new month comes a new Stamp of the Month Set AND a new CTMH special.
And the incentive beginning on Saturday is one of my most favorite thus far!

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J, and that means it's YOUR lucky month, with five AMAZING ways to WIN through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

1.  First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are just $5!!!!  That is a savings of over 25% off retail!!!

2.  Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck:  every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise CTMH accessory in its shipping box!  The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

3.  If luck doesn't smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box.  Five "golden tickets" will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders.  This "golden ticket" is redeemable for one of the Close To My Heart's NEW D-Ring albums loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.

4.  For a fourth way to win, simply create  new gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart's Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After November 30th, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

5.  And there is one last way to win:  take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, FIVE BRAND NEW KITS FROM THE ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS IDEA BOOK WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE in STUDIO J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart.  With so many ways to win, FIVE may be YOUR new lucky number!  Log in to Studio J and start creating TODAY!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Affordable Holiday/Anytime Gifts

Happy Wednesday!

This morning I was busy filing more orders for custom bracelets and necklace pendants using the Close To My Heart Base & Bling line.  I even made time to make a necklace/bracelet set for myself using photos from our recent photo shoot.  I LOVE how the pieces came out!


These one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces make the most wonderful gifts for any occasion or time of the year...and they are oh so affordable!
If you are stumped on what to get your loved ones for the holidays this year, you might want to consider a personalized jewelry piece.


The Close To My Heart Base & Bling Product line allows you to customize your wearable crafts using unique charms, diverse pendants, necklace chains, bracelet cuffs, style sheets and personal photos.
Necklace chains, pendants and charms are available in silver and antique gold.
Pendant Shape Choices:  circles, squares, ovals, rectangles
Bracelet Cuffs: ovals

Necklace Cost:  $15.00
*1 chain
*1 Pendant
*1 Glass Cover
*1 Style Sheet Image or Photo
*1 Charm

Additional Charms- $2.00 each

Bracelet Cuff Cost:  $10.00
*1 Bracelet Cuff
*1 Glass Cover
*1 Style Sheet Image or Photo

Each jewelry piece will be wrapped in pretty packaging ready to give as a gift 
or to yourself.
There’ s nothing better than receiving a gift that is almost too cute to open!
CALL TO ORDER YOURS TODAY!

Monday, October 13, 2014

November Scrapbook Layouts: PATHFINDING KIT


During the month of November we will be working with the Pathfinding Kit.  Oh how much fun this kit is!  My dear friend and fellow consultant, Karen Pederson is the brain behind these layouts.  I am really happy with how nicely the My Crush Wildwood Assortments add pop to the pages.  All the layering really makes for sensational layouts!  I am looking forward to adding photos to these fabulous layouts!

If you want your pages to look like mine, I recommend the following add-on products:

*Pathfinding Complements
*Sunset Chevron Washi Tape
*My Crush Wildwood Assortment
*Honeycomb Embossing Folder

**If you do not own a sanding kit-I do recommend that ($6.40), as well as, the Base & Bling Adhesive Dots and/or Adhesive Strips ($5.70 each).

Pathfinding Shopping List
(Shop in October for November’s Play Group Classes)

BASIC PACKAGE
G1082 Pathfinding Workshop on the Go pg 49 35.00
(includes:  1 Pathfinding Paper Packet, 1 Worskhop Stamp Set, 3 extra Cardstock Sheets,
1 Pathfinding Assortment, I Bling Gems Gold Assortment, Instructional Brochure)
2 extra sheets of Chocolate Cardstock pg 189     1.20
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7186C Pathfinding Complements pg 47 5.70
Z2005 Sunset Chevron Washi Tape pg 173 9.20
Z2040 My Crush Wildwood Assortment pg 153 5.70
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder pg 179 10.35
                                               
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2111 Chocolate Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z2123 Goldrush Pad (for stamping) pg 189 6.90
Z2137 Olive Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z2010 Autumn Terracotta Pad (for stamping) pg 189 6.90

Tools Needed:
Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 191 6.40
Z697 Round Sponge pg 190 1.50
Z2046 Piercing Tool Kit pg 191 8.00
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Cartridge pg 142             114.35

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, liquid glass, ruler and a pencil.
Great items (basics) to add to your order any month:
Z3033 4 Duck Easy Stick Disposable Adhesive Runners pg 182   6.35
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 182 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 182 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 190 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 182 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 181 5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 185 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 185  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 184 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders pg 179 $10.35each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!) pg 142 6.95 ea. layout

Picture My Life Program Several Collections to choose from pgs 146-149 35.00 each

My Crush Books and Collections Lots to choose from pgs 150-157

Cricut Collections
Z3017 NEW Artfully Sent pg 141 114.35
Z1906 Artbooking pg 142 114.35
Z1790 Artiste pg 143 114.35
Z1686 Art Philosophy pg 143 114.35

*At this level you qualify for the September Stamp of the Month (Family is Forever) for $5 ($17.95 value)
*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:
Amy MCGrew, 843.207.8698, stamperamy@earthlink.net  Shop 24/7: http://amy.ctmh.ctmh.com


OUR NOVEMBER CLASS WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20th.
KITS ARE AVAILABLE TO GO for all those unable to attend the class.  

Please contact me on/before OCTOBER 30th if you would like to purchase a kit and/or register for class.  My classes are always FREE.  YOu are only charged for your products!

  

Here are some close up pictures of the layouts.  
Check out how awesome the laying looks!
It really takes these layouts to the next level!














Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Holiday Card Extravaganza

HOLIDAY CARD EXTRAVAGANZA







DATE:  Saturday, October 18th
TIME: 10-2:00
PLACE:  Amy’s Home Stamp Studio
COST:  $45 (with embellishment kit)
$35 (without embellishment kit)
*All those who purchase the embellishment kit will receive a holiday themed scrapbook card kit FREE!
R.S.V.P:  On/Before SEPTEMBER 30th
(IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO R.S.V.P ON TIME SO THAT I HAVE TIME TO ORDER AND PREPARE YOU KIT)
I am so excited to bring this festive event back!  Last year was such fun and with the enhancements I have made-this year’s card creating celebration is going to be even MORE fun!  I hope you will mark your calendar and make plans to share in all the happenings of the day.

I will begin our time together by spotlighting the NEW EXCLUSIVE CTMH ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT.
Be sure to be on time, as you will not want to miss this lively event.
A FREE Create & Take Project will be available for you to create after “The Show!”

After my presentation you will have 3 hours to  create 30 holiday cards (5 each of 6 designs).
The card designs this year include 2 - 5 x 7 cards and ALL envelopes will be either lined or decorated!
Photos of the cards are below.
I do recommend you purchase the Embellishment Pack 
(consists of red enamel hearts, shimmer trim roll, ribbon & twine pieces)

ALL PAPERS WILL BE PRE-CUT AND IMAGES WILL BE PRE-STAMPED!

All you have to do it put your cards together-while listening to holiday music and snacking on holiday treats!
I will provide a medium-sized paper tote & handstamped gift tag to make transporting your completed cards home easy.
You will also receive a free little goodie from me-my way of expressing my gratitude for all your support throughout the year.  
My Jewelry buffet will be set up for those interested in making some super cute, super easy, super quick and perfectly priced gifts!

In Summary Your $45 Registration Fee Includes:
*An Artfully Sent Presentation with FREE Crete & Take Project
*30 Card Kits complete with pre-cut papers and pre-stamped images
*Embellishment Kit to make your cards really sparkle and shine!
*30 lined or decorated envelopes
*Paper tote bag with homemade gift tag
(this will be the perfect gift wrap for a special gift this season!)
*A Free goodie
*holiday treats to snack on
*3 hours of uninterrupted time to put together 30 cards!

ANOTHER NEW ELEMENT TO THIS YEAR’S CARD CELEBRATION
If you are not interested in creating holiday cards, I will be providing kits to create 30 Fall & All Occasion Cards.
I will share the designs of these cards within the next week.
If you would like to purchase BOTH kits-that is also available.
Kits To Go are available, too

 Here are the Fall themed cards:

















Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OCTOBER SCRAPBOOK PROJECTS


Greetings!

Oh how I love this time of year.  I love when the temperature starts getting color, the leaves on the trees start changing colors and I love all the festive days there are to celebrate!  And that is just what we are going to do at my October Scrapbook Class!

A big thank you goes out to my dear friend, Karen Pederson, for sharing the inspiration behind these fabulous scrapbook layouts.  I had so much fun creating the layouts for our October class.  The Scaredy Cat papers, stickease and assortments made me want to reach for the candy corn, apples and carmel and pumpkin spice!  I hope you enjoy these layouts as much as I do!

Our class will meet on Thursday, October 16th 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Please place your orders on/before OCTOBER 1st.

If you are interested in joining a monthly scrapbook club and earning FREE products or if you would like more infomration about my scrapbook clubs please be sure to ask!  I'd love to share this fabulously fun club with you!  The monthly scrapbook club is open to both local and long distance indivudals.  

Morning classes are available upon request.

If you are unable to attend the actual class you are most welcome to order a "Kit To Go."  All your products and cutting diagrams will be shipped right to your doorstep (if you live far away-postage cost will be added) OR you can stop over and pick your kit up if you live close by.


Close To My Heart is hosting a special during the month of October.  For each $50 order you will receive- as a special bonus- one of two chevron ribbons FREE!  Each chevron ribbon-Ruby or Outdoor Denim-hase an original retail value of $6.95.  Either color of the ribbon could be added automatically to your qualifying order, bringing an element of surprise to this exciting promotion!  Keep in mind that a $50 order also qualifies you to receive the festive Home  For The Holidays Stamp of the Month for just $5.  That means that with the free ribbon and the discounted stamp set, you save $19.90 on awesome paper crafting products!

Below you will see the layouts we will be creating, along with the shopping list. 
If you want your layouts to look like mine, I suggest you add the following products to your order:

*Scaredy Cat Assortment
*Purple Shimmer Trim
*Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
*White Enamel Stars



LAYOUT #1



LAYOUT #2





LAYOUT #3



Scaredy Cat Shopping List
(Shop in September for October’s Play Group Classes)

X7185B Scaredy Cat Level 2 Paper Packet pg 39 11.50
X7185C Scaredy Cat MyStickease Complements pg 39 5.70
D1605 Halloween Greetings Stamp Set pg 40 21.00
3 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock & 1 Thistle   1.80
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment pg 39 8.00
Z1986 Purple Shimmer Trim pg 172 5.70
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon pg 172 4.90
Z2010 White Enamel Stars pg 170 4..55
                                               
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2105 Black Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder pg 179 10.35
Z1851 Scallop Border Bunch pg 182 21.00


Tools Needed:
Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 191 6.40
Z697 Round Sponge pg 190 1.50
Z2046 Piercing Tool Kit pg 191 8.00

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, liquid glass, ruler and a pencil.
Great items (basics) to add to your order any month:
Z3033 4 Duck Easy Stick Disposable Adhesive Runners pg 182   6.35
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 182 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 182 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 180 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 182 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 181 5.70
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 185 911.50
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 185 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 185  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 184 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders pg 179 10.35 each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)
Layouts are ONLY $6.95 for each 2-page layout! WOW! Pg 142

Picture My Life Program
Several Collections to choose from pgs 146-149 29.95 each

My Crush Books and Collections
Lots to choose from pgs 150-157
Must Haves
***Z3017 Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (AVAILABLE SOON) pg 140 114.35**
 *Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection pg 142 114.35***
***Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 143 114.35***
***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 143 114.35***
CTMH Scrapbooking and Cardmaking How To Publications pg 190 9.20-17.30 each***
*At this level you qualify for the October Stamp of the Month (Home For The Holidays) for $5 ($17.95 value)
*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Bundle

It's Me Again!

For some reason the youtube video is not showing up.  I did post it on facebook so hop over there to check it out.  So sorry for the inconvenience.

Here is a bit more informations about the fabulous cartridge:


This cartridge is a Cardmakers DREAM!  

It has:
*700 images
*25 cardmaking themes
*400 different cards to create
*7 card functions- Pop-up cards, Pocket cards,Overlay cards, Build-a-scene cards, Sentiment Cards, Swing Cards and Picture My Life Cards
*An Alphabet
*Envelopes

Comes with:
*3 Stamp sets:  Sentiments, Frames and 3 Alphabets
*White Daisy Cardstock
Here are some cards created with the Artfully Sent Cartridge




ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT BUNDLE IS HERE!!!!!!

THE WAIT IS OVER!  The Close To My Heart Exclusive ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT BUNDLE is AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW!!!!

Please take a peek at the video below to learn all about this gem and the wonderful goodies that come with the cartridge!

If you want to be one of the first to get this amazing paper crafting dream in your hands, contact me today to place your order.  All those who order $100 from me on/before September 29th will receive $30 in free product of their choice from me.  Thisvis my THANK YOU to YOU for helping me to earn the Close To My Heart Incentive Trip that I told you about several weeks ago.

This is SO EXCITING!!!!

SMiles,
Amy