Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy 2013!! 

Pull out the paper, the Artiste Cartridge and the Cricut Machine. 
Get busy croppin’ in 2013! 

Need help with ideas or paper you’ve seen? 
Shop online and get sale papers for Halloween. 

Ready to learn Studio J and go totally green? 
Call or email Amy,  the Scrapbooking Queen!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Clearly the Best: Random Stamping


I hope y'all have had a wonderful holiday week and are taking lots and lots of photos that you can preserve in 2013!

The other day I posted information about a fun new card class I am offering in January.  Be sure to take a peek and if you would like to participate (by mail or in person) register on/before January 1st.

Below is a fun and informative video all about Random Stamping (one of my most favorite techniques).  ENJOY!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Merry Christmas!

I want to take this time to wish you all a wonderful holiday week.  THANK YOU for making my business what it is today.  I so appreciate your business BUT more importantly I thank you for your friendship.  My most favorite part of my job is the relationships I have with YOU.  You are like family to me and I so appreciate YOU!
The Spring/Summer Idea Books are arriving SOON!  I am so excited to embark on a New Year with a NEW Idea Book and NEW Classes with you.
Enjoy this joyous time of year with those close to you!

God Bless,

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays and New Card Class!

Happy Holidays to You All!

I know I have been missing in action this past week.  It was a busy one -school concerts, dance performances, packing and traveling...and designing a fun interactive card class to start  2013!

This card class uses the DECEMBER Stamp of the Month:
"Year Round Cheer"  (#S1212).  I will teach you how to make the oh so fun SWING CARD using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  The Art Philosophy Cartridge will be used, too, as well as, the Shimmer Trim (LOVE THIS EMBELLISHMENT!).  The NEW CTMH Chalk Marker is the perfect writing utensil to use with these cards and will be included in your class kit.

I must thank fellow consultant CHRISTINE ADAMS for coming up with these creative cards.  They will make perfect gifts for any time of year and they will be nice to have on hand in your stationery box so you have a "WOW" card ready at your finger tips when you need one!

The class will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 14th 6:30-8:30 p.m.  If there is enough interest in a morning class I will be happy to host a morning class on THURSDAY, January 24th, as well.  PLEASE let me know a.s.a.p of you would like to request a morning class.  Kits to Go will also be available to purchase (Just add $5 for postage to the kit price).  If you would like me to stamp all your cards then you just add an additional $5 to your kit).  I will demonstrate how to cut the swing card using the Artiste Cartridge at the local class so you can create more swing cards on your own at home.

Two class kits will be available-one comes with the Year-Round Stamp Set and the other does not-so if you already own the stamp set you can just bring that to class with you and you will not have to order another.

We will create 12 cards at the class.

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS ON/BEFORE TUESDAY, JANUARY 1st.  PLease let me know what kit you would like upon registering for this class.

Class Kit #1:  $35.00

Year- Round Cheer Stamp Set
All paper pre-cut paper
Silver Shimmer Trim
Chalk Marker
3-D Foam Tape
an assortment of fun embellishments for each card

Class Kit #2:  $25.00

Everything in Kit #1 EXCEPT for the Year-Round Stamp Set

***If you would like envelopes for your cards you I suggest the add-on product #Z1476:  $4.60 (includes shipping and tax)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

$3.00 Paper Packs and a Wooo's Your Valentine Video!


I am so excited about all the new deals that were just made available on my website HERE.
Just click on "ONLINE SHOPPING" and then scroll down to the end of the list and click on "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST."

Below is a fun little video all about the new "Whooo's Your Valentine" exclusive kit.  Take a peek-it is so darn cute!  I especially love the two owl images in the stamp set!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whooo's YOur Valentine

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal-CTMH Whooo's Your Valentine kit for only $10.00!  Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines-perfect for classrooms and other group settings.  This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  You'll receive 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created especially for the kit.  This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer products:  the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper!  Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper.  Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

The kit will be available December 13th-Janaury 31, 2013.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Luster CLuster and Studio J

I wish y'all a very happy weekend!  Hopefully it is full of fun and perhaps a bit of crafting.

Below are two cook videos I would like to share with you.  The first is all about creating clusters on your projects and the second is an informative lesson on Studio J.  I invite you to take a peak at both.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Everyday Embellishing

Everyday Embellishing

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let CTH show you how!

This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!

Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones.

The chalk marker and 12" × 12" chalkboard sheet are a perfect pair for creating a unique project. Journal and embellish your memories with the quaint look of a chalkboard—minus the dust—and a lot of freehand fun, perfect to display in your albums or on your walls!

If you haven’t had a chance to scrapbook your Halloween photos yet, here’s a great idea for a spooky page. The Haunted assortment with its cute skull brads, spider badge buttons, and more, is the perfect go-to for scary Halloween memories. It also coordinates nicely with the Moonlight paper packet and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.

Tell your story with papers and accents that complement your unique tale. The Memo assortment’s little note tags are great for embellishing and journaling all in one, and the tiny epoxy numbers mimic old typewriter keys. Pair the Memo assortment with our Scholastic paper packet and My Stickease® assortment for your school-themed memories and more!

This elegant layout is tied together by antique elements from the Baroque assortment, Avonlea Complements canvas shapes, and the beautiful Avonlea papers. Add a timeless quality to your memories with graceful keys, broaches, and buttons from the Baroque assortment.
Whatever your project, embellishing will bring your artwork to life. Tell your customers about these exciting embellishments so they can start shopping today to add that extra something to their everyday projects!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Framing Your Sweet Treats!

Yesterday I shared with you some projects I created using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Here is a video showing you some more ideas that you can make with this wonderful cartridge.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Place Setting

Here are some fun projects I created using the exclusive CTMH Artiste Cricut Bundle (#Z1790), Pear & Partridge Paper Packet (#X7162B), Dimensional Elements In COlor-Holiday (#Z1772), harvest bakers twine (#Z1751) and the "Merry & Bright (#C1510) stamp set.

The Artiste allows you to create such fun party decor with the push of a button.  So Fun and So Easy!  I LOVE it!

If you have not already taken a peek at the HUGE sale taking place on my website HERE and  Retired Items List I posted last Friday-please do!  These items will be gone before we know it.  I would hate for you to miss out on your favorite products!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Year-Round Cheer

The Close To My Heart December Stamp of the Month is oh so cute and FUN to create with!  With the 12 images that come in this set, you have the perfect little stamp for every month of the year!  Create, cards and layouts galore all year long with item #S1212 Year-Round Cheer.  And like all other stamp of the month sets, you can purchase this for the full retail price of $17.95 ($20.75 with shipping and tax) Or you it can be yours for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!

 I an hoping to create a set of monthly notecards for my mother this year for Christmas.  My plan is to keep the design simple and I will be using this stamp set.  I would also like to design a January card workshop using this stamp set.  I will be sure to share when I get it done!