Friday, July 30, 2010

August Scrapbook Layouts: "PASSAGES"

Here are the layouts my August Scrapbook Clubs will be creating. We will be working with the "Passages" kit. Oh how I love this kit.If you are not currently in one of my scrapbook clubs NOW is the time to join! I am forming new clubs as we speak! These clubs meet once a month. The monthly class is FREE. You just pay for your supplies and you get to be the hostess and earn FREE PRODUCT during your club session. How is cool is that? My scrapbook clubs are designed for both local and out of town people so if you are unable to attend classes in person you can still be in a club! Please feel free to contact me to join or to sign up for the August class and see if you would like to join!
The August classes will meet on THURSDAY, AUGUST 26th 9:30-12:00 or SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th 9:00-12:00.
Here are the kit contents:

Basic Kit: $35.00

-”Lifetime” Stamp Set

-Passages Level 2 Paper Pack

-Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection

Workshop guide


#E1009 Building Block Alphabet Stamp Set: $40.00

#Z2108 Brown Bag ink Pad: $6.10

#Z2114 Cocoa Ink Pad: $6.10

#Z1316 Designer Ribbon Rounds: Cocoa Collection:

#Z1311 Circle Punch: $15.00

#Y1001 1 x 1 1/2 Acrylic Block: $5.25

#Y1003 2 x 2 Acrylic block: $7.55

#Y1009 2 x 31/2 Acrylic block: $8.70

#X7126C Passages My Stickease: $5.75

#D1424 August Stamp of the Month: Discounted or FREE!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Anniversary Special to You!

Hello Everyone!

I am hosting an Anniversary Special this month in honor of me being a CTMH Consultant for 12 years. Below are all the details, along with some of the benefits for participating in this special. THIS OFFER/PARTY ends on July 29th, 2010. All orders must be in by July 29th to qualify!

That means - lucky YOU - it’s time for the $1,000 party to resurface!

You get to get FREE hostess goodies without:

1. Cleaning the house

2. Making snacks

3. Sending out invitations

4. Trying to take time out of your crazy summer schedule!

Here’s the deal: This offer will be available to the first 10 people who contact me. (if I can get an additional 10 we will do a 2nd group, etc). Email me ( or call me at (843) 207-8698 right away to join and then start collecting your order(s) of at least $100. All those who place the minimum $100 order will earn ONE of the following as their hostess reward: (we will draw randomly to see who wins what!)

*$100 in select product credit

*$60 in select product credit

*$40 in select product credit

*Your choice of a 50% hostess bundle OR any catalog item at 50%

*A free D-sized stamp set of your choice

So, EVERY hostess will be a winner!!! If you collect $200 in orders, you’ll get 2 different prizes, $300, three different prizes, etc.

We also want your friends to be happy with you, so you can offer them a free exclusive Petite Perk stamp set to everyone who orders at least $25 worth of product from you! (See the back of the idea book) When you place your order, just let me know how many you need, and I’ll get those to you to hand out when your product arrives.

If you don't have a current idea book...head on over to my website to view it. Or call me and I will be happy to deliver one to you or put one in the mail.

Remember, you can collect orders from your friends-you can combine orders to reach the $100 minimum order, or place the $100 yourself (which also does qualify you for the Free July Stamp of the Month).

I can’t WAIT to give away all those FREE and half price goodies!! You all know that is my favorite part of my job! :)



Saturday, July 24, 2010

I LOVE when the UPS Man comes to my door!

I have always loved getting mail. I had several pen pals growing up and always looked forward to the mail carrier arriving at our house. To this day I still LOVE to get mail. In this day in age when computers and email and texting are all the truly is a treasure when I receive an actual letter in the mail. And ever since I became a Close To My Heart Consultant I have grown to love the arrival of the UPS man! The other day I received my big box of NEW PRODUCT from the Corporate Office. I'm not sure what can be more exciting than THAT! I taught a class at Convention two weeks ago. Therefore, I got "paid" in new product. Oh what a delight it was opening my big box of FUN! The new Idea Book and new product will be available September 1st. I can hardly wait to share with YOU all these fabulous new products and guide you in some awesome projects using these new products!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cutest Clear Cards Class



6:30-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $26.50

The Close To My Heart Clear Cards are all the rage and so unique and only available through Close To My Heart. Join in on the fun as I show you how to decorate 8 cards (4 scalloped Circle Cards and 4 Square Cards).

Your Kit will include:

1 package of Clear Cards

1/2 package of pattern paper

4 sheets of cardstock

2 yards of velvet ribbon

Cheery Opaque Stickers

Sanding Kit

Please R.S.V.P and pre pay on/before THURSDAY, JULY 22nd.

Please bring your basic tool kit to class (paper trimmer, scissors, permanent adhesive).

As per CTMH policy, the class fee only covers your Class Kit. There is no charge for my expertise.

No Glue Sticks...they will not hold on the clear cards.

These cards were inspired by fellow consultant, Aaron Brown (thanks Aaron!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Celebrating 15!!!!!

Hello! I am back...again. It has been a whirlwind these last 4 weeks. So much fun and traveling. I have wonderful photos to scrap and memories to record!
Last Thursday, July 15th, Stan and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary! Stan took me away for the weekend. We drove
up to Waynesville, NC and stayed at the most delightful Bed & Breakfast. It was FABULOUS! No television, our own private room away from the main house, continuous classical music playing softly in our room, a fireplace, a cute little deck that overlooked a calming waterfall (we were served breakfast on the deck each morning!) and was perfect! Here is a photo of us standing in front of the B&B which is appropriately called "The Yellow House."
And here is a layout I created for the class I taught at Convention 2 weeks ago. If you look closely you will see a HOT NEW PRODUCT that I am so excited t introduce to you in September!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Wow!!!!! What an AMAZING 5 days I have had at the 2010 Close To My Heart Convention. I am so very excited to share with you the new Idea Book which will go live on Sept. 1st and all the new programs and products that will be available starting as early as next month for some things!
Here are some photos of some of my team members who attended the Convention with me.
The pink shirts we are wearing in this photo were our 2010 team shirts. A fellow consultant, Tresa black, designed them for us. We were thrilled with how they turned out!
Here is a photo of Trina and I showing the new colors that will be
coming in September. Talk about PRETTY!!!!!
And here we are again showing a card we created using some of the new papers and stamps that will be available on September 1st.
I will be sharing more photos from Convention again soon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I do apologize for my lack of posting these last few weeks. We were away on our annual Family Camp McGrew Retreat, then my sister and her family came to visit and now I am sitting in the airport ready to board a plane to D.C for the CTMH Convention. In between our travels and company I have been busy creating artwork for the class I will be teaching at Convention this week. I am so excited to get to D.C and for Convention to begin. I can not wait to share with y'all everything I learn.
Upon my arrival back home I will be preparing a new schedule of
classes that I think you will all enjoy.
While I am away I will try to post but I am not sure how much free time I will have so be sure to check back daily.
In closing I thought I would share some July 4th photos with you!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Forever

Happy July 1st!

I want to wish y'all a very happy and safe July 4th weekend!

I am so excited about the Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month, "Happy Forever."

Here are some cards created with the stamp set. The hedgehogs are adorable and oh so fun to stamp with!

You can purchase the stamp set at full price or receive a discount based on your total order. Feel free to visit my website ( to place your order or contact me and I will be happy to do it for you.