Friday, February 26, 2010

MARCH CARD CLUB

Here are photos of the cards my card clubs will be creating in March. We will create 2 of each design for a total of 12 cards. I love these cards! As you know, the Caboodle papers are yummy and perfect for just about any theme. The stamp set that comes with the Caboodle Workshop on the Go is so playful! And ya gotta love the tiny tabs and demensional elements just add to the fun!
Be sure to read all the details about March card club and all the perks you are awarded for being in one of my "Kit of the Month" Clubs. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you would like to join!

MARCH CARD CLUB KIT
CABOODLE
Basic Kit: $35.00
*Caboodle Level 2 paper pack
*Exclusive Stamp Set: “This Way”
*Dimensional elements-Booksmart


Add-On Options:
#Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2164 Sorbet Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2169 Vanilla Cream Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z1125 Sweet leaf Designer Ribbon Rounds: $7.95
#Z1271 Tiny Tabs: $3.95
STAMP OF THE MONTH: #D1408 A Little Everything: DISCOUNTED OR FREE




Amy McGrew’s
KIT OF THE MONTH CLUB
JOIN TODAY!
The “Kit of the Month Club” is actually my “Hostess Scrapbook and Card Club.” I have renamed it “The Kit of the Month Club” because I want everyone to know that this club is available to both long distance and local customers.
When you become a member of the exclusive club you will start to receive a new scrapbook kit each month. Local members will receive their kit at the monthly FREE class taught by me at my workshop. Long distance members will receive their kit via mail, along with a detailed color brochure that has all the cutting diagrams, step by step instructions and colored photos of each project. I am personally inviting you to join my “Kit of the Month Club.” I know you are interested in scrapbooking and card making and I would love to show you how Close To My Heart products can help you scrapbook and create cards faster, simpler and easier! This club will have so many benefits for YOU:
Here are the exciting PERKS!
Þ You will receive $50 in FREE product just for joining the club!
Þ You will receive a minimum of $25 in Hostess Rewards in FREE PRODUCTS of your choice when you are the hostess and it can be anything in the Idea Book! I can show you how you can make your rewards even bigger!
Þ As a hostess, you will also receive the FREE Stamp of the Month stamp set during your month! It’s a $22.95 value!
Þ Plus, you will automatically receive the Connection Club gift located on the back of the Idea Book!
Þ In addition, you will be given the current Idea Book FREE of charge!
Þ A FREE CLASS taught by me every month! Each month I will focus on a particular technique and/or product

I am always forming new clubs. I am currently taking sign-ups. I want you to think of all the people you know and see if you can invite at least one other friend (if not more) to join with you. For each individual who signs up with you, you will be given a free gift. If one friend joins with you-receive either a level 1 scrapbook kit or an “A” size stamp set. If you have 2 friends join with you –receive a level 2 paper pack and package of stickease or a “D” size stamp set. If you are long distance, I encourage you to form you own group of 5. When your kits arrive each month you can get together and work on your projects together! There are added bonus gifts for all individuals who form their own club beginning with a FREE stamp of the month for all 5 months your club is meeting!
*The “Kit of the Month club” will run for 5 months and there are 5 people in a club. Each month one of the members will be the hostess and receive the hostess rewards. You will earn FREE PRODUCT just for being in the club!
*The basic monthly kits will be $34.59 (add $4.95 for postage if participating via mail). The kits will contain everything you need to create 6 12 x 12 scrapbook pages (for scrapbook club) or 12 cards (for card club). You will also have the opportunity to purchase “add-on’s” to your monthly kit is you desire.
*If you are a local customer and can make the monthly classes then you will receive the “kit to go.”
This is a club you and your friends will not want to miss!
Sign up today!






Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March Scrapbook Club Projects

Here are the layouts my March Scrapbook Clubs will be creating. All the details of the kit are below, as well as, all the details about how the club works. If you are interested in joining the monthly scrapook club or would like to try a class out to see if you might like to join, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have! I'd love to have you join in our monthly fun! I apologize that the 3rd layout is sideways. Once again, I can not seem to figure out why this happens. I think you can still get the idea of the layout. This 3rd layout uses the March Stamp of the Month.


MARCH SCRAPBOOK CLUB KIT
CABOODLE
Basic Kit: $35.00
*Caboodle Level 2 paper pack
*Exclusive Stamp Set: “This Way”
*Dimensional elements-Booksmart

Add-On Options:
#E1015 Cocktail Alphabet: $34.95
#Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2164 Sorbet Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2169 Vanilla Cream Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z1125 Sweet leaf Designer Ribbon Rounds: $7.95
#Z1271 Tiny Tabs: $3.95
STAMP OF THE MONTH: #D1408 A Little Everything: DISCOUNTED OR FREE
KIT OF THE MONTH CLUB
JOIN TODAY!
The “Kit of the Month Club” is actually my “Hostess Scrapbook and Card Club.” I have renamed it “The Kit of the Month Club” because I want everyone to know that this club is available to both long distance and local customers.
When you become a member of the exclusive club you will start to receive a new scrapbook kit each month. Local members will receive their kit at the monthly FREE class taught by me at my workshop. Long distance members will receive their kit via mail, along with a detailed color brochure that has all the cutting diagrams, step by step instructions and colored photos of each project. I am personally inviting you to join my “Kit of the Month Club.” I know you are interested in scrapbooking and card making and I would love to show you how Close To My Heart products can help you scrapbook and create cards faster, simpler and easier! This club will have so many benefits for YOU:
Here are the exciting PERKS!
Þ You will receive $50 in FREE product just for joining the club!
Þ You will receive a minimum of $25 in Hostess Rewards in FREE PRODUCTS of your choice when you are the hostess and it can be anything in the Idea Book! I can show you how you can make your rewards even bigger!
Þ As a hostess, you will also receive the FREE Stamp of the Month stamp set during your month! It’s a $22.95 value!
Þ Plus, you will automatically receive the Connection Club gift located on the back of the Idea Book!
Þ In addition, you will be given the current Idea Book FREE of charge!
Þ A FREE CLASS taught by me every month! Each month I will focus on a particular technique and/or product

I am always forming new clubs. I am currently taking sign-ups. I want you to think of all the people you know and see if you can invite at least one other friend (if not more) to join with you. For each individual who signs up with you, you will be given a free gift. If one friend joins with you-receive either a level 1 scrapbook kit or an “A” size stamp set. If you have 2 friends join with you –receive a level 2 paper pack and package of stickease or a “D” size stamp set. If you are long distance, I encourage you to form you own group of 5. When your kits arrive each month you can get together and work on your projects together! There are added bonus gifts for all individuals who form their own club beginning with a FREE stamp of the month for all 5 months your club is meeting!
*The “Kit of the Month club” will run for 5 months and there are 5 people in a club. Each month one of the members will be the hostess and receive the hostess rewards. You will earn FREE PRODUCT just for being in the club!
*The basic monthly kits will be $34.59 (add $4.95 for postage if participating via mail). The kits will contain everything you need to create 6 12 x 12 scrapbook pages (for scrapbook club) or 12 cards (for card club). You will also have the opportunity to purchase “add-on’s” to your monthly kit is you desire.
*If you are a local customer and can make the monthly classes then you will receive the “kit to go.”
This is a club you and your friends will not want to miss!
Sign up today!

Amy McGrew, Close To My Heart Consultant-Director
(843)207-8698, amy.myctmh.com . stamperamy@earthlink.net


Monday, February 22, 2010

CABOODLE!


I just love this kit! I have to be honest and share with you that when I saw it in the new Spring 2010 Idea Book it did not jump out at me as a kit I had to have. However, once the papers arrived (they are so much more yummy in real life than in the Idea book) and I began to play with the papers, colors and stamps it was instant love! The projects you see here were created by fellow consultant and dear friend, Chris Shouse. Later this week I will be posting photos of the layouts and cards I created for my March Clubs.
Have a wondersul day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You Rock Kit


Here are some projects created with the "You Rock" My Reflection Kit. This artwork was created by my dear friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Pam Beery. I added my photos to the layouts.
I love this kit! It is so versatile and fun!
I am off to Myrtle Beach tomorrow morning to work as a vendor at a "Winter Kisses" crop. I look forward to seeing some of my readers at the Crop. If you would like information on future crops that I will be vendoring at please feel free to contact me.
SMiles,
Amy

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February Scrapbook Club Projects

Here are the layouts that my February Scrapbook Club members will be creating. If you are not yet in a scrapbook club but would like to try a class out please feel free to contact me. We always welcome new members, as well as, individuals who are wanting to try a class out before joining an actual club!

All the details on the club are below. If you have any questions please ask!


The “Kit of the Month Club” is actually my “Hostess Scrapbook and Card Club.” I have renamed it “The Kit of the Month Club” because I want everyone to know that this club is available to both long distance and local customers.
When you become a member of the exclusive club you will start to receive a new scrapbook kit each month. Local members will receive their kit at the monthly FREE class taught by me at my workshop. Long distance members will receive their kit via mail, along with a detailed color brochure that has all the cutting diagrams, step by step instructions and colored photos of each project. I am personally inviting you to join my “Kit of the Month Club.” I know you are interested in scrapbooking and card making and I would love to show you how Close To My Heart products can help you scrapbook and create cards faster, simpler and easier! This club will have so many benefits for YOU:
Here are the exciting PERKS!
Þ You will receive $50 in FREE product just for joining the club!
Þ You will receive a minimum of $25 in Hostess Rewards in FREE PRODUCTS of your choice when you are the hostess and it can be anything in the Idea Book! I can show you how you can make your rewards even bigger!
Þ As a hostess, you will also receive the FREE Stamp of the Month stamp set during your month! It’s a $22.95 value!
Þ Plus, you will automatically receive the Connection Club gift located on the back of the Idea Book!
Þ In addition, you will be given the current Idea Book FREE of charge!
Þ A FREE CLASS taught by me every month! Each month I will focus on a particular technique and/or product

I am always forming new clubs. I am currently taking sign-ups. I want you to think of all the people you know and see if you can invite at least one other friend (if not more) to join with you. For each individual who signs up with you, you will be given a free gift. If one friend joins with you-receive either a level 1 scrapbook kit or an “A” size stamp set. If you have 2 friends join with you –receive a level 2 paper pack and package of stickease or a “D” size stamp set. If you are long distance, I encourage you to form you own group of 5. When your kits arrive each month you can get together and work on your projects together! There are added bonus gifts for all individuals who form their own club beginning with a FREE stamp of the month for all 5 months your club is meeting!
*The “Kit of the Month club” will run for 5 months and there are 5 people in a club. Each month one of the members will be the hostess and receive the hostess rewards. You will earn FREE PRODUCT just for being in the club!
*The basic monthly kits will be $34.59 (add $4.95 for postage if participating via mail). The kits will contain everything you need to create 6 12 x 12 scrapbook pages (for scrapbook club) or 12 cards (for card club). You will also have the opportunity to purchase “add-on’s” to your monthly kit is you desire.
*If you are a local customer and can make the monthly classes then you will receive the “kit to go.”
This is a club you and your friends will not want to miss!
Sign up today!

Here are the details about the February Scrapbook Club Kit:
February Scrapbook Club Kit: VERANDA
Basic Kit: $35.00
Add- On Options:
#E1010 Chocolate Alphabet-Large: $34.95
#Z2167 Crème Brulee Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2120 Garden Green Ink pad: $5.25
#Z2166 Tulip Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z1142 Staz-On Ink Pad: $9.95
#Z1275 Mini Medley Antique Copper collection: $4.95
#Z1266 Just Blooms Spring Blossom Paper Flowers: $7.95
February Stamp of the Month “Piece of Cake”: DISCOUNTED OR FREE!

Monday, February 15, 2010

CHARLESTON SNOW!!!!

Miracles do happen! Yes, Charleston, SC got SNOW on Friday! The kids were sent home from school early (even before the snow started) and the entire Low Country was all anxious about what MIGHT come to visit.
It started snowing about 7:00 Friday night and continued on through the night. The kids played outside amd made snowmen and had a ball. Here is a photo of the snowman they made on Saturday morning.

Unfortunately I was not home to enjoy this small miracle. How ironic that I was out of town the one time is actually snows in Charleston. Those who know me, know I LOVE SNOW and this would have been such an awesome sight for me to see and experience with my family.

However, I was up in Columbia working as a vendor at a Stamp and Scrapbook show. The news said we had about 6-8 inches fall up in Columbia, SC (90 minutes North of Charleston) but it did not seem like that much to me. Here is a photo of me and my car on Saturday morning.

To all those who came to visit me at the Stamp Art Show...THANK YOU!!!!

It was a pleasure meeting many new friends and visiting with my exsiting friends!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stan- The Birthday Man!

Yesteay was my hubby's birthday. I took him out for lunch and then last night after the girl dance classTucker, Molly, Payton and I celebrated with him together. Here are some photos of the fun we had. As you can see, we gave him a bike jesery which came all the way from New Zealand! We also gave him a new chair for camping and the beach. I think I might have to get Tucker, Molly and Payton a chair just like this one. They ALL said it is so very comfortable!


Payton was so proud of the card she created for her daddy. I guess the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree", eh?


What an amazing person Stan is. Not only is he the perfect husband but he is an awesome father, as well.


I made this card for Stan. I copied it directly from the Wishes book Close To My Heart offers in thier product line. This is a fabulous book. The ideas in it are AMAZING! And there are so many ideas...you could create a different card every day for an entire year and they would all be different! Not to mention all the tips and techniques it teaches you! If you do not already own your personal copy of "Wishes" or "Orginals" (our other card making "How To" book)-treat yourself today...in honor of Stan's birthday! You can order it directly from my website (amy.myctmh.com) or contact me. I will be happy to order it for you! the item number is #9033.

We hope you know just how much we appreciate you, Stan! And we hope you enjoyed your special day!


We Love you!

Monday, February 8, 2010

real life. real scrapbooks. real time


Happy Monday!
I know I have shared the new scrapbooking program that founder and CEO of Close To My Heart, Jeanette Lynton, is about to launch to all cusotmers in a few short months but if this is the first you are hearing about it...get EXCITED!
Studio J is a design software that you can use to create designer scrapbook layouts in minutes, ready to be custom printed for your cherished albums. I invite you to visit www.studioj.com to learn more about this amazing new program. There is no other program on the market and you are going to fall in love with it instantly!
In Studio J you will have several photo manipulations tools. Options include scale (zooming), filtering to create black and white or sepia, rotating, creating photo mats, and flipping horizontally and vertically.
For ease in working with My Stickease, the quick title tool assists you in aligning the letters. Just type your title and drag the group of letters to the right spot.
Toggle accents are pre-placed embellishments you can turn on or off by selecting or deselecting a checkbox. You can use toggle accents instead of, or in addition to, custom accents.
All the kits in Studio J include B&T Duos, coordinating cardstock, and My Stickease artwork working together to perfectly accent any layout you create from the kit. It's all there with the click of a mouse!
Here is a photo I took of an actual layout. There is a slight glare on the photo-sorry! You can see just how gorgeous Studio J is!
I am excited for you to give this amazing program a try.
If you are excited about this program and don't want to wait until the spring to give it a try, you can become a consultant and have total access to Studio J TODAY!!!!! And you will receive a great discount on your layouts for a limited time! Feel free to contact me today for details and/or if you have any questions!
SMiles,
Amy

Sunday, February 7, 2010

More Valentine Treats

If you read the post I wrote on Friday you know about my "14 Days of Valentine's."

Here is a photo of the little boxes I created that are perfect for stuffing with 3-4 Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares. Ghiradelli Chocolate just happens to be my son, Tucker's favorite chocolate so I made this treat with him in mind!

Yesterday I made this chocoloate pizza for the kids. They gobbled it up in no time and wanted seconds and thirds!

It is super easy to make and you can add just about any kind of toppings you want. It makes a great seasonal dessert (green candies for St. Patricks Day, pastel candies for Easter, Red & Green candies for Chirsmtas, etc).

Here is the recipe (I actually got it from one of Molly's American Girl Books!):


Ingredients:

*4 cups mini marshmallows

*1/4 cup butter

*1 cup chocolate chips


Melt these ingredients in a microwavable bowl (I actully used a double broiler)


Stir in 6 cups Chocolate-Flavored Crisp rice Cereal (I used chocolate Rice Krispies)


Press mixture onto one large greased round pizza pan (I used a Pampered Chef pizza stone)


Melt 1 cup White Chocolate Chips. Use a fork to drizzle white chocolate over "crust," leaving a small edge. Add candies of your choice to the top.


When it is time to serve, cut with a pizza cutter into wedge-shpaed pieces. Enjoy with a glass of milk!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Three Speical Valentine's!

Happy Friday!

TGIF!
Boy! What a busy week it has been, what a busy 2 weeks it has been! I am looking forward to the weekend. We actually do not have anything that we "HAVE" to do. This does not happen often so when it does I really look forward to it!

Here is a photo of three of my very special Valentine's: Tucker, Molly and Payton. This photo was taken last summer on our annual "Camp McGrew" camping trip up in North Carolina.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for several months know that I did the "25 Days of Christmas" for my hubby, Stan, this past holiday season. Well, I had so much fun doing that so I decided to do the "14 Days of Valentine's" with the three little Valenitne's you see here! They are loving waking up each morning to find a little something by their breakfast dishes! These little surprsies are nothing major...just small 3 x 3 cards and treats. I rotate each day from a card to a treat and it is so much fun.

Here is a photo of the treat I gave them on February 1st. I filled skinny clear bags with red, white and pink plain M&M's and made a circle bag topper with my stamps and inks. Easy, Peasy and oh so fun!
Stay tuned to see more treats I surprise my Valentine's with throughout the next week!
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!




Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Fun with Piece of Cake!

Here are some more cards created with the February Stamp of the Month: #D1407 Piece of Cake.


These cards we made by a variety of CTMH consultants.



Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's FERBRUARY and LOVE is in the air!


Happy February 1st! I love the month of February. I love planning for Valentine's Day, we celebrate my hubby's birthday, my mother's birthday, my nephew's birthday and even my birthday...so as you can see we are celebrating all month long!

I want to celebrate the February Stamp of the Month with all of you! I LOVE this stamp set! It is called "Piece of Cake." The item number is #D1407. The retail cost is just $22.95, however, you can earn it at a discount or even for FREE based on your individual order! If you place a $25 order, you can purchse the set at a 25% discount! Place a $50 order and earn a 50% discount, place a $75 order and receive a 75% discount or place a $100 order and earn it FREE!! The Spring Idea Book is bursting with fabulous new stamp sets, scrapbooking kits, paper packs and embellishmens- I am sure you will find all kinds of things you "need" to have!!!! You can place your order on my website (amy.myctmh.com) or feel free to email me or call me with your order and I will be happy to place the order for you!

Here is a card I created using the February Stamp of the Month and the new Topstitch paper pack. This card is a good excample of how nice the stamped image looks without any color.

Now here is a scrapbook layout I created and it shows how nice the stamped images look colored in. I've also added some glitter and liquid glass to the cupcakes. I will be posting more cards created with this special stamp set tomorrow so be sure to visit again!


I am also very proud to announce to you a fabulous campaign that Close to my Heart is hosting all month long in honor of Haiti.

It is called "GIVE AND GET BACK."
From February 1-28, 2010, our 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE-and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 to Operation Smile's Haiti relief efforts. Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner-offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to needy children throughout the world. They've currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts for Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile's efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on-the-ground response, you can visit www.operationsmile.org/haiti.
Close to my Heart has wonderful Textured Cardstock. If you have not yet created with this paper, now is the time to order a pack and you will get a 2nd pack absolutely FREE, all while you are helping to fund an operation for a child to have a beautiful smile!
You can read about all the details on my website (amy. myctmh.com) and place your order there, as well. Or you can contact me I will be happy to place the order for you.
Once again, HAPPY FEBRUARY everyone!
Let's celebrate together all month long!
SMiles,
Amy