Monday, March 31, 2014


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***

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:
Amy McGrew. 843-207-8698,, Shop 24/7:
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 could be YOU!


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 ( 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!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jewelry Bar!

I am so very excited to host my very first JEWELRY BAR WORKSHOP.  Close To My Heart has come out with a lovely NEW Base & Bling line in the Spring/Summer Idea Book.  This Base & Bling line allows individuals of ALL ages to create awesome necklaces with awesome product at a very affordable price!

TIME:  6:30-7:30 p.m
COST:  $15.00

KITS TO GO ARE AVAILABLE IF YOU DO NOT LIVE LOCAL OR YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP.  PLease add just $5.00 to the kit fee to cover postage if I will have to mail your kit to you.  
If you would like to purchase more than one kit please let me know upon registering.


Your workshop kit will consist of the following:
  • (1) Base & Bling Pendent (shape and color of your choice)
  • (1) Base & Fling Glass Cover(square or circle)
  • (1) Base & Bling Chain (Faux Antiqued Silver or Gold)
  • (1) Base & Bling Rhinestone Charm(Faux Antiqued Silver or Gold)
  • (2) Base & Bling Charms (of your choice)
  • (1) Sheet of Base & Bling Adhesive Sheet
  • (1) Style Sheet of your choice OR a 1" x 1" custom photo/artwork print*

Additional products needed to complete this project:  Non-Stick scissors

You have many choices to customize your necklace and make it unique! 

1. Choose a square or circle pendant.

2. Choose Faux Antiqued Silver or Faux Antiqued Gold. (Your chain, charms, and rhinestone will match your pendant color.)

3. Choose two different charms from the 12 versatile options.

4. Choose 1 of 4 different Style Sheets OR you can send me a photo or image in jpg format* and I will reduce it for you and send you back a 1" x 1" print to use on your pendant. 
Samples of pendants made with Style Sheets.
Here is a photo of a necklace using a photo.