Sunday, October 31, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



Happy Halloween!
Our house has been full of festivities this weekend. My parents have been here visiting for the past week which makes it all the MORE fun! Last night we carved our pumpkins and watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (my all-time favorite Halloween movie!). Here are some photos of the fun we had.
Tomorrow is the start of a new month which means there is a NEW STAMP OF THE MONTH and a NEW SPECIAL hosted by Close To My Heart. I am excited to also be offering an INCREDIBLE SALE during the first week of November. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to learn all about both specials AND to see arteork created using the NEW STAMP OF THE MONTH!

Friday, October 29, 2010


November 1st in on Monday. October has just flown by! I wanted to share with you a few more cards created with the October Stamp of the Month "Share the Magic." This exclusive stamp set is available until midnight on October 31st. This set is fun to stamp and color in the images with markers, chalks or color pencils. I have also had alot of fun using the paper piecing technique with these images. You can order this stamp set right from my website (amy.myctmh.com) or feel free to contact me and Iw il be happy to place the order for you. Remember that the stamp of the month can be purchased at the full retail price of $22.95 (plus shipping and tax) or you can earn it at a discount! Contact me to ask how!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Halloween!




Monday, October 25, 2010

Mother/Daughter SHopping day!




Today I thought I would share some photos of the Mother/Daughter Shopping Day Molly, Payton and I had last week. My son Tucker was on a retreat with his Youth Group and my hubby, Stan had to work so it was the perfect day to take my daughters shopping. And shopping we did! We had fun visiting "Wonder Works," an amazing toy store here in Charleston and "Princess of Tides" which is a children's boutique conveniently located in the same shopping center as Wonder Works. It was a nice crisp sunny day and oh so fun! The girls and I are excited to scrapbook our memories!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

November Card Club


Here are the cards my monthly card clubs will be creating next month. I love the sanding techniques that accompany these designs. And I LOVE the cute new sanding kit available in the Autumn/Winter 2010 Close To My Heart Idea Book. You can take a peek at it in your Idea Book OR visit my website (amy.myctmh.com) and view the online Idea book. The sanding kit is found on page 98 and sells for the low price of $4.05 (this includes shipping and tax)! These cards are created using the Olivia Workshop on the Go Kit. This can be found on page 25 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. My card club meets once a month. We create a total of 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs). If you are interested in attending this class but are not in the club just contact me to register today! New members and/or class participants are always welcome. Card Club will meet on the following days in November:

THURSDAY, NOV. 11th 9:30-12:30 or 6:30-9:30
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th 9:30-12:30

Here are the kit details:

BAsic Kit: $35.00 (add $3.00 if I am shipping it to you)

-”Timeless” Stamp Set

-X7128B Olivia Level 2 Paper PAck

-#Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads


ADD-ON OPTIONS:


#Z2114 Cocoa Ink pad: $6.10

#Z2196 Smoothie Ink Pad: $6.10

#Z1294 Sanding Kit: $4.05

#Y1001 1 x 1 1/2 block: $4.65

#Y1002 1 x 3 1/2 Block: $6.90

#Y1004 2 x 2 Block: $7.50


I strongly recommend you purchase the sanding kit if you want your cards to look like mine (if you do not already own one).



Monday, October 18, 2010

Colors of FALL!


What fun I had creating these layouts! I have to admit I got a bit weepy as I scrapped photos from 2003-2006 (why does time have to pass us by so quickly?!). I love the color combinations in this "Olivia" kit. My November Scrapbook Clubs will be creating these 3 2-page 12 x 12 layouts. The 3rd layout was inspired by good friend and fellow consultant, Karen Pederson (thanks Karen!). If you are not currently in one of my scrapbook clubs but would like to give a class a try or would actually like to join please contact me. All are welcome. We would LOVE to have you! My November Classes will be meeting on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th 9:30 a.m-12:30 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th 9:30 a.m.-12:30.
Below you will find all the details on the kit.

BAsic Kit: $35.00 (add $3.00 if I am shipping it to you)

-”Timeless” Stamp Set

-X7128B Olivia Level 2 Paper PAck

-#Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads


ADD-ON OPTIONS:


#E1016 Friendship Alphabet Set-Large: $40

#Z2114 Cocoa Ink pad: $6.10

#Z2196 Smoothie Ink Pad: $6.10

#Z1294 Sanding Kit: $4.05

#Y1001 1 x 1 1/2 block: $4.65

#Y1002 1 x 3 1/2 Block: $6.90

#Y1004 2 x 2 Block: $7.50

#X7128C Olivia Stickease Assortment: $5.75

#1013 Field Trip Alphabet Set: $40.00

#Z1048 Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements: $8.00



I strongly recommend you purchase the sanding kit if you want your pages to look like mine (if you do not already own one).


If you want your 3rd layout to have the title done with the Dimensional elements than I recommend you purchase the Alphabet Chipboard letters (if you do not already own them).


If you want your 3rd layout to have the stickease then I recommend you purchase those.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birthday Party Review!

Hello!
I do apologize for not posting sooner than today. I tried posting some artowrk using the October Stamp of the Month the other day but the photos kept posting upside down. I am so sorry!

Today I will share some of the highlights from p
ayton's 8th birthday party. What fun we had! And i must brag about how well the girls did making their cards. they got so into it and did a FANTASTIC job! The first photo is of the card I created for Payton. She lo
ves the new Lagoon and Pear colors that CLose To My Heart introduced to us in September. the stamp sets I used were #D1431 Happy Holidays and #B1332 Good Times. I also used the Lagoon and Pear Mini Medley Collections (#Z1340 ans #Z1339) and the Winter Buttons (#Z1284).
Each guest received their own stationery box. I embellished the My Creations Memory Keep
er (#Z116) and their boxes were filled wiht a variety of blank notecards, an ink pad, a glue stick and a name stamp (#K900) and their initial stamp.
Her are a few photos of the girls with their cards. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Our Birthday Girl!

Sorry that I have not posted in almost a week. I have been busy preparing for my daughter's birthday party which is this Saturday.
Yesterday was Payton's actual birthday and we celebrated her all day long! I can not believe my baby is now 8 YEARS OLD! I love the beautiful girl she is growing up to be but...I do get a bit melancholy thinking about how fast life is passing by. Payto
n is our youngest child and she truly completes the McGrew family. She has been nothing but joy these past 8 years and I thank God above for blessing our life with her. She truly is a treasure. Here she is at school yesterday passing out her birthday treats. She made a yummy trail mix for her classmates (it has candy corn, caramel popcorn, pretzel sticks, Cheez-It crackers and Reeces Pieces). We worked together creating these fun little tags that we embellished each treat bag
with. Payton's teacher liked this treat because it was not messy and the kids could save what they did not eat.
As I mentioned, Payton's party with her friends is Saturday. The theme of her party is "Monograms." The girls will be creating their own personalized stationery at the party. Here is the invitation I created for the party. My inspiration for this card came from Jeanette Lynton's blog post about a month ago. Payton loves the new colors Close To My Heart came out with in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Her most favorites are Lagoon and Sky so these are the colors we are using for her party. I still have lots to get done before the big bash on Saturday afternoon. I will share some other fun with you once the party is over! If you have any questions about the artwork and products I used to create these projects please feel free to contact me via email... (stamperamy@earthlink.net)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Share the Magic!

Happy October!
Oh how I love the month of October! I plan to spend the day decorating the house with our fall decor and...buying Pumpkin Shape Candy Corn (it's my favorite fall candy...except for Almond M & M's!)!
It is the first day of a new month which means we have a NEW STAMP OF THE MONTH! Here is some artwork created using the October Stamp of the Month (#D1442 Share the Magic). I recently participated in a swap with this stamp set. I will be posting photos of the fabulous cards I received in the swap soon. I am also planning a Christmas Card Workshop using this stamp set. Be looking for details on that coming soon!
As with all stamp of the month stamp sets, you can purchase this for the retail price of $26 (this includes shipping and tax) OR you can earn it at a discount or FREE! Contact me to learn how!
Close to My Heart is offering an AWESOME SPECIAL during the month of October. It is called "Jump For Joy!" All hostesses hosting a minimum $450 gathering during the month of October will be allowed to "jump" to the next level of Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! Lets plan YOUR gathering TODAY!