Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FREE PAPER PACK!



Happy Hump Day!
I hope you all had a fun July 4th celebration.
Ours was quite nice.  We always go down to Kiawah Island and spend the day at the beach.  We pack a picnic dinner and then enjoy the fireworks on the beach.
We could not have asked for better weather this year and the firework show was outstanding.
It's always fun viewing them right on the beach.  It's like the fireworks are right over our heads. I am thrilled with the photos I took.  I am using them in Studio J right now.  I am trying some new techniques I learned at the CTMH Convention several weeks ago. I am excited to share my project with y'all once it is complete!

I am offering a FREE PAPER PACK OF YOUR CHOICE to all those who place a minimum $50 order beginning TODAY- July 9th.
This special will run until midnight on July 30th
You can choose any of the current paper packs (up to a $9.95 value) OR you can wait until the new Annual Inspirations Book comes out on August 1st and pick one of the NEW paper packs!  Be sure to check out the retired items list to see if there is a paper pack on that list that you would like.
I have a gathering set up on my website HERE titled "JULY GATHERING."  You will see the link on the right side of the cover page.  Just click the "JOIN" button.
I will draw a name on July 31st for the MYSTERY HOSTESS.  The lucky winner will receive a free shopping spree throughout the current idea book on July 31st!

Don't forget to add the awesome July Stamp of the month to your minimum $50 order.
I am  having lots of fun creating with this "Circus Alphabet Set.  I shared details about this fun alphabet set last week.


I used this stamp set to create these fun project that are perfect for kids to make.  My daughters are looking forward to making them at an upcoming event on July 26th.



MAKE IT A WONDERFUL DAY!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NEW CONSULTANT KIT-2 OPTIONS!

Happy July First!

I just returned from the Close to My Heart Convention which was held at Disneyland.  What a wonderful week it was.  I attended many business and art classes and learned oh.so.much!  I am looking forward to sharing/teaching you all that I learned throughout the next 12 months!

Have you always wanted to attend the CTMH Convention, earn GREAT discounts on FABULOUS product or even be able to order new product the month before it goes live?  If you answered "YES!" to any or all of these questions than you might want to consider joining my CTMH Membership!  Being a member of CTMH allows you to take advantage of GREAT discounts, attend my team training gatherings and Corporate events, opportunity to earn extra income (great for paying bills or supporting your love of craft supplies) and incentive trips, meet and make new friends, set your own hours, etc!  And... beginning TODAY you get to choose 1 of 2 kits to get your membership rolling!

CTMH now offers a Scrapbooking Kit AND a Card Making Kit.  Pictures of both kits are below.  Want to learn more?  Contact me today.  I would LOVE to go over the contents of both with you as well as answer any questions you may have!





Today starts a new month and of course, that means there is a new Stamp of the Month.  The Circus Alphabet is sure to delight the scrapbooker, card maker and paper crafter in all of us.  These two font designs scream "HAPPY" to me!


Like all Stamp of the Month sets, you can purchase this gem for the full retail price of $17.95 OR you can get it for the low, low price of $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!  Be sure to check out the retired items list I posted several weeks ago to see if there are items on your Wish List that are also on the Retired Items list.  There will also be a few price increases starting August 1st.  Here is that list:

Be sure to submit your order prior to August 1st to avoid paying the additional increase! 
Faux Leather Albums $24.95 to $29.95 with no memory protectors included
Ink pads $5.25 to $5.95
Ink refills $4.25 to $4.95
Archival Black Exclusive Inks $5.95 to $7.50
Sponge Dauber $3.95 to $4.50
Watercolor Pencil $22.95 to $26.95
Piercing Tool Kit: $5.95 to $6.95
Sanding Kit $3.50 to $4.95
Edge Distresser $2.50 to $3.95
Ruler $9.95 to $11.95
Stitch Guide $12.95 to $13.95
Bonding Memories Glue $6.95 to $7.95
Organizer – Small $12.95 to $14.95
Organizer – Medium $16.95 to $19.95
Organizer – Large $22.95 to $24.95
My Acrylix Organizer $12.95 to $14.95

Here is some artwork created using the "Circus Alphabet" Stamp Set.



And here is a fun video!



Here is a mini album we created while at convention.  We used a Picture My Life Kit that will be available to purchase starting August 1st.  I just love how versatile the Picture My Life Kits are!  They can be used for simple pocket scrapbooking, mini albums, cards, home decor, etc!  This mini album is a quick overview of some special moments created at Convention last week.




Have a lovely evening and be sure to visit again soon!

SMiles,
Amy

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Favorite Things Mini Album





Join me as I guide you in making this adorable 6 x 6 mini album with a  "My Favorite Things" theme.  Your kit comes with:
6 x 6  My Creations Memory showcase Mini album
"Love This" Stamp Set
My Crush "Favorites" Assortments pack
Pre-cut paper pieces
clear sparkles
I will teach you how to add a large pocket to the accordion album where you can add photos, memorabilia, journaling, etc.  We will use the pre-printed cards in the My Crush Assortments to add fun sayings and style to your mini album.  Add 3-D elelemnts, too!  The alphabet and number stickers in the My Crush Assortments will allow you to personalize your album even more!  We'll use the mini envelopes from the My Crush Assortments to make your mini album interactive. 
Kit Cost:  $22
Additonal Kits available without stamp set just $12!
Kits To Go Available (added postage) 

Class will be held FRIDAY, JULY 25th 10-11;30 a.m AND 6:00-7:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P on/before SUNDAY, JULY 13th

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

July Scrapbook Class: Jubilee

Greetings!

I had such fun creating with the Close To My Heart JUBILEE PAPER and ACCESSORIES.  Below are photos of the 3 12 x 12 layouts we will be creating at the July 31st Class.  If you would like to participate in the fun please register on/before JULY 1st.  Below the photos is a shopping list.  Take a peek and let me know what add-on products you would like to add to your kit.  All my classes are FREE-you only pay for your product!

If you want your layouts to look just like mine-I recommend the following products:


Jubilee Compliments Dimensional Elements
Wooden Mini- Medley
Sanding Kit


Kits to Go are available for all those who are unable to attend the actual class.  There will be a postage fee if the kit needs to be mailed to you.

If you have any questions please be sure to contact me!

Make it a great day!















Jubilee Shopping List
(Shop in June for July’s SCRAPBOOK  Classes)

G1076 Jubilee WOTG Packet pg 47 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Jubilee Paper Packet, 3 extra sheets of
Cardstock {Cocoa, Topiary, and Colonial White), Jubilee Assortment, Durables Triangle Studs, Instructional Brochure)
1 extra sheet of Colonial White Cardstock   .50
2 extra sheets of Buttercup Cardstock 1.00
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7181C Jubilee Complements Dimensional Elements pg 43   5.70
Z1837 Wooden Mini-Medley pg 125 6.90
Z697 Round Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 132 4.00
                                               
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2114 Cocoa Pad (for distressing) pg 139 6.10
Z2116 Cranberry Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 139 6.10
Z2155 Topiary Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10

Tools we are using this month (these will be supplied by Karen at Play Group) in case you’d like to order your own
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit pg 131 6.90
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch pg 133 21.00

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:
1515 Tombow Refill pg 133   6.30
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 133 6.90
1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 133 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z578 Corner Rounder pg 133 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 131 5.90
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 135  
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 135 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 135  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 135 24.95-$34.95
Dry Embossing Folders pg 130 $10.35 each

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

Must Haves:
***Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection pg 59 114.35***
***Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 60 114.35***
***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 61 114.35***
***9035*** Make It From Your Heart How-To Publication Volume 1 pg 141   9.20***
***9042 Make It From Your Heart How-To Publication Volume 1I pg 141   9.20***
CTMH Scrapbooking and Cardmaking How To Publications pg 141 17.30 each***
*At this level you qualify for the June Stamp of the Month (Kaboom) for $5 ($17.95 value)
*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Slice of Summer Mini Album Kit


“SLICE OF SUMMER”
Mini Album Kit

As we get ready for another great summer - thoughts turn to being outdoors, BBQs and maybe enjoying life through a trip to the lake or camping at your favorite park. Whatever way you like to spend those warm summer days, my new 'Slice of Summer' Mini-Album will be the perfect little versatile to preserve all those wonderful summer memories!

This darling little Summer mini is a 5"x7" chipboard album, with 12 banner shaped pages (6 front and back) is created with Close to my Heart's new Jubilee paper line - with a little dash of Timberline for that rustic touch! Fellow Consultant, Kelly English Triggs is the original creator of this darling album.  I made some changes here and there and just love it!  I think you will too! The highlight of this album is all the fabulous coordinating accessories - from the dimensional compliments, Badge Button assortment and Jubilee textiles which all accompany your kit!  
Can you say “super cuteness”?!! 



'Slice of Summer' Mini Album Kit 
Cost: $40.00
Order Kits on/before JUNE 15th

Your Mini Album Kit will include:

  • 6 - 5"x7" Chipboard Banner Pages
  • Pre-cut and pre-stamped B&T and Cardstock pieces
  • Complete package of Jubilee Dimensional Compliments
  • Complete package of Jubilee Badge Button Assortment
  • 16" Cranberry Bakers Twine
  • 18" Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
  • 6" Ruby Chevron Twill Ribbon
  • Pre-cut pieces of Jubilee Textiles
  • 2 - 1" Bookrings for binding
  • Emailed PDF Instructions (photos, step-by-step instructions, cut list)
Other supplies and tools, not included, needed to complete album:
  • Scissors
  • Adhesives (liquid glue or strong adhesive, tape runner, 3-D or foam tape, glue dots and mini glue dots)
  • Craft Knife
  • Standard size hole punch 
  • Chocolate Exclusive ink or dark brown distressing Ink
  • Sponge or sponge dauber



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ariana Scrapbook Clas Layouts




My June Scrapbook Class will beheld on THURSDAY, JUNE 19th 6:30-9:00 p.m.
We will be creating the 3 2-page 12 x 12 layouts you see above at this class.
Below you will see the shopping list for the JUNE layouts. 
If you want your layouts to look like min I recommend the following add-on products:

Ariana Complements
Smoothie Washi Tape
Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Quatrefoil Dry embossing Folder
These pages are perfect for weddings, bridal or baby shower , graduation, dance recital, mother's day, friendship...and so much more.
We will do a bit or dry embossing and work with Washi Tape!
I hope you will join in on the fun!
Please r.s.v.p on/before JUNE 6th!
Kits to Go are available upon request!


Ariana Shopping List
(Shop in May for June’s Play Group Classes)

G1074 Ariana WOTG Packet pg 35 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Ariana Paper Packet, 4 extra sheets of
Whtie Daisy Cardstock , Ariana Assortment, Black and Grey Epoxy Bubbles, Instructional Brochure)
4 extra sheets of White Daisy Cardstock 2.00
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE
Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7179C Ariana Complements Dimensional Elements pg 31   5.70
Z1923 Smoothie Striped Washi Tape pg 125 9.20
Z1926 Quatrefoil Dry Embossing Folder pg 130 10.35                                                              
BASE & BLING ADHESIVE STRIPS  5.70
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10
Z2164 Sorbet Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10

Tools we are using this month (these will be supplied by Amy at Play Group) in case you’d like to order your own
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit pg 131 6.90
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:
1515 Tombow Refill pg 133   6.30
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 133 6.90
1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 133 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z578 Corner Rounder pg 133 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 131 5.90
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 135  
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 135
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 135  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 135 24.95-$34.95
Dry Embossing Folders pg 130 10.35 each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)


Monday, June 2, 2014

Specials Galore in JUNE with CTMH!

Happy June!

Close to My Heart is celebrating a special anniversary and they have a gift JUST FOR YOU!
Yes, CTMH is honoring their 30th anniversary with some very special options designed especially for YOU!
In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add you choice of one of six great gift collections to your order for just $30!  Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50-some even as high as $65.  Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles.  They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers-and much more! So make sure to take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30.  It may be Jeanette's anniversary-but you get the gift!


DELIGHTFUL RIBBON and TRIM COLLECTION (retail value:$54-you pay only $30)
This collection includes Black Hemp, Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Color-Ready Seam Binding, Party Washi Tape 3-Pack, Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-PAck, and Colonial White Rosetta Ribbon

EXTRAORDINARY EMBELLISHMENT COLLECTION (Retail Value: $50.55- You pay only $30)
This collection includes Mini-Medley Accent Antiqued Gold Collection, Just BLooms Floret Paper Shapes, Pixie GLitter Alphabet, Glamour Alphabet, Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet, Chalkboard Shapes, Durables Round Studs, Durables Square Studs, and Colonial White Rossetta Ribbon

HOLIDAY HAPPINESS COLLECTION (Retail Value: $64.55- You pay only $30)
This collection includes Season's Tweetings Gift Bags (2), Frosted Paper Packet, Frosted Complements, Frosted Assortment, Sparkle & Shine Complements, Sparkle & Shine Assortment, Sparkle & Shine Textiles and Sparkle Holiday Shapes

ACCESSORY COORDINATES COLLECTION (Retail Value:  $53.55-you pay only $30)
This collection includes Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Huntington Complements, Chantilly Complements, Huntington Assortment Chantilly Assortment, For Always Assortment, Tommy Assortment, and Surf's Up Assortment

PAPERCRAFTING POSSIBILITIES COLLECTION (retail Value: $61.25-you pay only $30)
This collection includes Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Glitz Glitter Gel Almond, 31/2 x 8" Colonial White inch Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes, My Creations Cubby, My Creations Collage Cubes and My Creations Star

GIFTS & KITS COLLECTIONS (retail value: $64.70-you pay only $30)
This collection includes Glamour Glitter Alphabet, My Originals Matchbook Card Kit, Chantilly Textiles, Season's Tweetings Gift Bags (2), and My Creations Collage Cubes and Black Hemp

IT IS A NEW MONTH AND WITH A NEW MONTH COMES A NEW STAMO OF THE MONTH!


"KABOOM" Is the name of this fun stamp set.  It consists of 16 images that scream CELEBRATE and PARTY!

Here is a card I created using the stamp set.  I was inspired by a card created by my dear friend, Karen Pederson.
Like all stamp of the month sets, you can purchase this set, available only during the month of June, for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order OR you can purchase it at the full retail price of $17.95.

If you do the math-a $50 order in June will allow you to order the "KABOOM" stamp set for just $5.00, as well as, one of the Anniversary Collections for just $30 (these collections retail anywhere from $54-$64.70).  That's a savings anywhere from $12.94-$34.70!