Thursday, April 17, 2014

Balloon Talk


I absolutely LOVE the Close To My Heart April Stamp of the Month:  "Balloon Talk."  It is a set of 24 images that are perfect for card making, as well as, scrapbooking and paper crafting.  I used the set to create the card above.  It is a standard size card that incorporates a photo.  I love photo cards!  The CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge also helped in creating this card.  I also used the NEW Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment papers, twilight cardstock, chocolate, slate and ponderosa pine ink.

Below is a photo of the entire set.  This set is only available during the month of April  You can purchase it at the full retail price of $17.95 ($21.00 with shipping and tax) OR you can purchase it for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!




Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Happenings with Amy and Close To My Heart

Greetings!


I wanted to connect with

you today to share some fun news about an upcoming workshop, an amazing opportunity and a class reminder.  Read on to learn all the details!

The deadline to register for the Spring Time Workshop is TOMORROW, APRIL 11th.  The info is below.  Kits are available "To Go" if you are unable to attend the actual class.



SPRING TIME CARD WORKSHOP
DATE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014
TIME:  6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE:  Amy’s Stamp Studio
COST: $35.00
2 kits= $60.00
R.S.V.P:  on/before FRIDAY, APRIL 11th
*Kits to Go are Available upon Request
(extra cost for postage if kit needs to be mailed)
Please bring your own adhesives, scissors, paper trimmer to class)

                                                                                     
                                                                                                              


I invite you to join me for this fun card making workshop where we will embellish a Journaling Card Box which will hold the 5 all-occasion cards we will be creating.


                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                         Your class kit includes the following:

*Journaling Card Box
*Ariana Complements
*Ariana Assortments
*Wooden Trinkets
*Bitty Sparkles
*5 Standard Cards & Envelopes
*All Pre-cut Papers
                                                                             

                                               
Your journaling card box will be filled with 5 matching  cards and envelopes, all using a bit of dry embossing on them.  I focused on 2 of the new embossing folders: the DOTS and the QUATREFOIL folders.  We will also use the Ariana papers, matching Complements Dimensional Elements, Ariana Assortment, some Bitty Sparkles and the Trinkets Wooden Shapes.  We will also use the Cashmere Pad and a Round Sponge, as well as the sanding kit.



                                                                                   Join me for a Custom Jewelry Buffet

                                           
                                                      
Looking for a quick, custom made, affordable gift? (Mother’s Day is right around the corner!) Give Mom a personal gift! Come by my house on Saturday, April 26th anytime between 10am - 12pm for some yummy snacks, some fun, and pick out a great gift for your mom, friend, graduate, birthday girl or yourself. Custom pendants, including the chain are just $12(a special price for this day)! Add charms for just $2 each! At that price you can afford multiple gifts!

Bring a friend and you will get a FREE charm!


                                                                                                             
R.S.V.P. by April 14th so that I can make sure to have enough supplies on hand. If you would like a custom photo pendant, just email me your photo by April 23rd and I will have the pendant all ready for you when you arrive. Want to bring your own photo that day? No problem. Just make sure it is 1" x 1" and we can make your pendant while you wait.


Contact Me  if you have any questions or if would like to attend in person or have me mail your custom jewelry to you if you cannot attend.




Use your artistic and business abilities in the greatest business venture of your life by joining Close To My Heart! 



AND.......

When you sign up as an Independent Consultant during the month of April 2014, you’ll not only start out on your artistic journey, but you’ll also be given the right artistic tools to help you on your way: you’ll receive a FREE Close To My Heart Cricut® collection* (a $99 value) with your New Consultant Kit! (Each Cricut collection is only available while supplies last so plan on joining at the beginning of April to ensure you get the cartridge of your choice!)

Each collection is extremely “art-full” and makes for hours of artistic scrapbooking. Choose from:

The Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
Packed with 700 unique shapes - tons of basic shapes, flat flowers, 3-D flowers, cards/envelopes, banners, borders, 3-D items, fonts and more!

The Artiste Cricut Collection
Also contains 700 unique images with all kinds of fun shapes, 3-D and flat flowers, borders, cards/envelopes, 3-D items, font, etc. But this cartridge also has many party themes complete with cupcake wrappers, invitations, favors and party decor! 


The Artbooking Cricut Collection
This collection also contains 700 unique images with predesigned mini-albums and 12x12 layouts, but don't stop there! You can use any of these images to create adorable custom cards and 3-D items as well! Or use it to enhance your My Crush Books and Picture My Life projects!
So whether you only want to get the BEST products on the market for a discount everyday, or you want to earn a little extra money to help with the family budget, or you want to build a thriving business complete with all the benefits, you are welcome on my team! And I'd love to come along side and help you on your journey!


                                                                                                            COMING IN MAY...SCRAPBOOK BOOT CAMP and a NEW CALENDAR CARD CLUB!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Time Card Workshop


SPRING TIME CARD WORKSHOP
DATE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014
TIME:  6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE:  Amy’s Stamp Studio
COST: $35.00
R.S.V.P:  on/before FRIDAY, APRIL 11th
*Kits to Go are Available upon Request
(extra cost for postage if kit needs to be mailed)
Please bring your own adhesives, scissors, paper trimmer to class)



I invite you to join me for this fun card making workshop where we will embellish a Journaling Card Box which will hold the 5 all-occasion cards we will be creating.

As always, my instruction is FREE-you are just paying for your supplies.  Any left-over supplies are yours to take home.

Your class kit includes the following:

*Journaling Card Box
*Ariana Complements
*Ariana Assortments
*Wooden Trinkets
*Bitty Sparkles
*5 Standard Cards & Envelopes
*All Pre-cut Papers





Your journaling card box will be filled with 5 matching  cards and envelopes, all using a bit of dry embossing on them.  I focused on 2 of the new embossing folders: the DOTS and the QUATREFOIL folders.  We will also use the Ariana papers, matching Complements Dimensional Elements, Ariana Assortment, some Bitty Sparkles and the Trinkets Wooden Shapes.  We will also use the Cashmere Pad and a Round Sponge, as well as the sanding kit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Art of Business


Use your artistic and business abilities in the greatest business venture of your life by joining Close To My Heart! 


AND.......

When you sign up as an Independent Consultant during the month of April 2014, you’ll not only start out on your artistic journey, but you’ll also be given the right artistic tools to help you on your way: you’ll receive a FREE Close To My Heart Cricut® collection* (a $99 value) with your New Consultant Kit! (Each Cricut collection is only available while supplies last so plan on joining at the beginning of April to ensure you get the cartridge of your choice!)

Each collection is extremely “art-full” and makes for hours of artistic scrapbooking. Choose from:

The Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
Packed with 700 unique shapes - tons of basic shapes, flat flowers, 3-D flowers, cards/envelopes, banners, borders, 3-D items, fonts and more!

The Artiste Cricut Collection
Also contains 700 unique images with all kinds of fun shapes, 3-D and flat flowers, borders, cards/envelopes, 3-D items, font, etc. But this cartridge also has many party themes complete with cupcake wrappers, invitations, favors and party decor! 


The Artbooking Cricut Collection
This collection also contains 700 unique images with predesigned mini-albums and 12x12 layouts, but don't stop there! You can use any of these images to create adorable custom cards and 3-D items as well! Or use it to enhance your My Crush Books and Picture My Life projects!


So whether you only want to get the BEST products on the market for a discount everyday, or you want to earn a little extra money to help with the family budget, or you want to build a thriving business complete with all the benefits, you are welcome on my team! And I'd love to come along side and help you on your journey!

Monday, March 31, 2014

APRIL SCRAPBOOK CLASS PROJECTS: LOLLYDOODLE

Happy Monday!

Last week I had fun creating with the Close To My Heart Lollydoodle Kit.  How fun this whimsical kit is.  I am THRILLED with how my layouts came out.  THANK YOU to dear friend, Karen Pederson, for sharing her talents and creativity with me.

Below you will see photos of the 3 layouts we will be creating on either THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 17th 6:30-9:00 OR MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 28th 9:30-12:00.

You will also find the shopping list.  If you would like your layouts to look like mine I do recommend the extra cardstock sheets, the stickease, glitter paper and the chevon ribbon.

Kits are also available to go for those who are unable to attend the actual class. A postage fee will be added for any kits I have to mail.

PLEASE R.S.V.P for this class or the kit on/before THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd.




Lollydoodle Shopping List
(Shop in March for April’s Play Group Classes)

G1078 Lollydoodle WOTG Packet pg 59 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Lollydoodle Paper Packet, 3 extra sheets of
Cardstock (2 Juniper, 1 White Daisy), Lollydoodle Assortment, Flamingo Dots, Instructional Brochure)
1 extra sheet of Slate Cardstock       .60
2 extra sheets ofWhite Daisy Cardstock     1.00
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7183C Lollydoodle Stickease pg 55   5.70
Z1929 Bulk Topiary Chevron Ribbon pg124 5.70
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper pg 127 6.90
                                               
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2173 Slate Pad(for distressing) pg 139 6.10
Z2165 Juniper  Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10
Z2128 Hollyhock Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10
Z2197 Pear 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
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 64 114.35
Z697 Round  Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 132 4.00
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 8.70
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 131 5.70
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 135 11.50
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        11.35***
***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***
*** 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.com
 Blog: scrapbooklifewithamy.blogspot.com
Here are a few close up photos of the layouts:







Thursday, March 20, 2014

Picture Your Life in an Album Scrapbook Workshop



"Picture Your Life in an Album" 
Scrapbooking Workshop

Why:  I know many of your are either way behind on your albums, have vacations or baby books you've never done, or have never started scrapbooking because its either too time consuming, to hard or you just don't know where to start. Well I am here to change ALL of that and to help you get more done than you thought you possibly could while also getting a GREAT deal and having a ton of fun! All you need to bring are your photos and your lunch.
.
WhenSaturday, April 12th
Time10am - 4pm
R.S.V.P:  On/Before THURSDAY, MARCH 27th

WhatA 6 hour workshop in which you will complete as many pages as possible using our new Picture My Life scrapbooking program along with your 4x6 photos. This program is a "Pocket Style" approach to memory making that will help you to get your pictures in a beautiful album faster, simple and easier than before.  Please bring about 200 4 x 6 (and 3 x 4) photos to this class if you want to leave with an album full of photos.

Cost: $99  ($111.95 value) = savings of $12.95

Product You will Receive:
  • 2 Picture My Life kits of your choice 
    1. Includes 122 double sided cards per kit = 244 cards to work with
    2. Two 12x12 pre made album pages
    3. 20 Assorted page protectors (40 pages total which can hold 640 photos and cards)
  • 1- 12" x 12" Work In Progress Album ($17.23 value)
  • 2- Additional Packs of Memory Protectors, styles of your choice ($21.49 value)
  • 1- May Stamp of the Month- "You've Got A Friend "  ($19.40 value)

Bring a Friend I don't know and save $10 off your workshop for EACH Friend!









Tuesday, March 18, 2014

HOME DECOR...Studio J style! April Mystery Hostess...it could be YOU!

Greetings!

If you follow my blog, you know that all month long Close To My Heart is hosting a Studio J special...all 2-page layouts are just $5.00.  This special began on March 1st  and runs until midnight (Mountain Standard Time) March 31st.  You can order your Studio L layouts-including ones using our new Photo Express Collection-for only $5 each!  Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio  layouts  using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments.  And don't forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes.

I actually used the "No Limits" concept to get 12 x 12 prints.  I took quite a few photos of food when Stan and I were in Italy several years ago.  I decided to use several to frame and hang in our kitchen!  It is quite costly to print photos 12 x12 .  But with the March CTMH special I was able to purchase TWO 12 x 12 prints for just $5.00 (I think the regular price of $6.95 for two is quite reasonable, too!)!  I placed the prints in black frames and hung them in the kitchen.  I am THRILLED with how they look!



I have set up an online gathering on my website.  If you plan on placing  Studio J orders or any order-you can hop on over to my website (amy.ctmh.com) and join the "STUDIO J AMY" gathering (located in the lower right corner of the home page).  All those who add orders to this online gathering will have their name placed in the drawing for the MYSTRY HOSTESS.  If there are a minimum of $150 in online orders, there will be hostess rewards for one special someone to earn!
I do hope you all will take advantage of the Studio J special this month-if it's for layouts or photo processing.  Once you give Studio J a try I KNOW you are going to fall in love with it!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need some one-on-one help.  I am here to help!