Friday, August 29, 2014

Seasonal Fun Sensations Workshop

Seasonal Fun Sensations Workshop

DATE: Sunday, September 28th
TIME: 12:00-1:30
COST:  Read Below for Kit Options
MY CLASSES ARE ALWAYS FREE-you only pay for your product!
R.S.V.P:  on/before TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
please bring your favorite adhesive to class, scissors and a black journaling pen

Join in the fun as I guide you in creating two scrapbook cards and a picture perfect home decor piece all using NEW product found in the Close To my Heart Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 Idea Book!

These fun scrapbook cards are a delight to create and even more fun to give to  that special someone.  Once the card it opened it can serve as a unique home decor piece when placed on a fireplace mantle, coffee table, desk, counter top or even a nightstand!

We will create a halloween themed scrapbook card, as well as, a birthday themed card.  In addition, you will have the option to create a lovely 12 x 12 1-page layout highlighting photos representing things you are thankful for.  When placed in the Close To My Heart Shadow Box Frame this layout will “WOW” any room it is displayed in!  What I love about the Shadow Box Frame is you can change out the layout or 12 x 12 photo (which you can print on Studio J- 2- 12 x 12 photos for just $6.95!). Get a jump start on holiday gifts NOW and create this lovely layout for someone on your gift list this year!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September Scrapbook CLass- YOU'RE INVITED!

I LOVE the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 Idea Book!!!!!  It is full with so many new products, including NINE new kits!

I am having SO MUCH FUN creating with the new papers, embellishments and stamps found throughout the pages of this new publication.  
And I want to share all this exciting product with YOU!

I am forming new monthly scrapbook clubs that will begin next month.  Currently I have a group meeting on Thursday evenings 6:30-9:00 p.m.  I am open to a morning class for those who prefer to meet during the morning hours.  My classes are FREE- you only purchase the products you need to create the layouts.  Kits are available to go , as well.  So if you live long distance or are unable to attend monthly classes you can still be part of the fun!  

There are lots of perks for being in one of my scrapbook clubs.  You get a FREE Annual Inspirations Idea Book ($6.95 value) for as long as you are in the club, you get exclusive cutting diagrams to create 3 exclusive layouts each month, you will have the opportunity to be a hostess one month during your scrapbook club session and earn a FREE SHOPPING SPREE in the Annual Inspiration Idea Book AND I will purchase the Stamp of the Month for you the month you are hostess!  There are a few more perks I would love to share with you.  Contact me to learn about them!   And did I tell you that my instruction is FREE-you only pay for your product each month!

I am currently working very hard to earn the Close To my Heart incentive trip to Hawaii.  My husband and I are celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary in 2015 and I would love to take him on this trip in honor of this milestone.  The trip also takes place over his birthday.  All those who join my scrapbook club will actually be helping me to earn the remaining points (I only have until September 30th to earn this trip).  Contact me to learn about a few other surprises I have in store for you -my way of saying THANK YOU for your support!  All perks and club info are available to long distance people and those unable to attend classes, as well!

In September we will be working with the Chalk It Up Kit.   I love how this kit leans itself towards a "School Theme" kit BUT is so versatile I was able to highlight photos taken at the CTMH convention this summer on one of the layouts.  These layouts are suitable for just about any theme!  The colors are unique and oh so hip and fun!

Below you will find the shopping list and below that are photos of the layouts we will be creating.  

Please let me know on/before August 30th if you would like to join a club or even just attend this one class.  Also let me know what add-on products you would like to order with your basic kit.  If you want your layouts to look like mine I recommend the following add-on products:

*Chalk It UP Dimensional Elements
* 3-D Foam Tape $6.90
*Base & Bling Adhesive Strips $5.70

Chalk It Up Shopping List
(Shop in August for September’s Play Group Classes)

G1051 Chalk It UP WOTG Packet pg 29 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Chalk It Up Paper Packet, 3 extra sheets of
Cardstock {1 Flaxen, 1 Lagoon and 1 White Daisy), Chalk It UpbAssortment, Black Striped Twill Ribbon, 
Instructional Brochure)
2 extra sheets of  White Daisy Cardstock     .80
1 extra sheet of Sorbet Cardstock     .60

Amy’s Cutting Guide
Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements Dimensional Elements pg 27   5.70
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch pg 182 21.00
Z1979 Marvy Pen pg 180 3.75
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2105 Black Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z2164 Sorbet Pad (for stamping) pg 189 6.90
Z2642 Flaxen Pad (fors tamping) pg 189 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:
Z3033 4 Duck Easy Stick Disposable Adhesive Runners pg 182   6.35
Z3022                                     3L E-Z Dots Adhesives                                                                           pg 182                                     9.20
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 182 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 182 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 180 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 182 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 181 5.70
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 185 11.50
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 185 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 185  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 184 29.00
Dry Embossing Folders pg 179 10.35 each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)
Layouts are ONLY $6.95 for each 2-page layout! WOW! Pg 142

Picture My Life Program
Several Collections to choose from pgs 146-149 29.00each

My Crush Books and Collections
Lots to choose from pgs 150-157
Must Haves
***Z3017 Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (AVAILABLE SOON) pg 140 114.35
 *Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection pg 142 114.35***
***Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 143     114.35***
***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 143 114.35***
CTMH Scrapbooking and Cardmaking How To Publications pg 190 9.20-17.30 each***
*At this level you qualify for the August Stamp of the Month (Family is Forever) for $5 ($17.95 value)

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Great Way to Organize!

Happy Friday!

If you are a regular visitor to my blog than you know about the awesome special Close To My Heart is hosting all month long.  For each Picture My Life Kit you purchase-you can purchase a pack of page protectors of your choice for just $3.00!  WOW!  I just LOVE an AWESOME DEAL!

I am a big fan of the Picture My Life system for so many reasons.  Fellow consultant, Sherri Rottler, created a Picture My Life Top Ten List that I agree wiht 100%.  I'd like to share it with you now.

  1. Faster, Simpler, Easier!  Create full albums quickly or take a little more time to dress it up – or a little of both – they are super flexible.
  2. Mix & Match your pages!  Your album will still look great – and actually be more interesting – when you use a variety of different types of scrapbook styles – as long as they all have a commonality (the awesome CTMH look!):  Traditional pages, PML Divided Protectors, Stamp to create custom made cards, and even our Studio J On-line Scrapbooking (as well as custom cards made there) – will all blend beautifully together.  Because of our exclusive line of colors and the high quality CTMH look, you don’t have to be stuck with the boring, same look and style on every page.
  3. Great Value!  You get 96 different patterns/designs on 122 cards to give you lots of choices.  You’ll discover awesome focal points, titles, quotes, sayings, etc.  Then don’t forget to cut up your cards to use as Background & Texture paper, tags, banners, etc. and save all your pieces for use on future projects.  There’s so much you can do with each kit!
  4. Use on all your favorite Papercrafting Projects!  Enjoy new inspiration from these cards on quick & beautiful projects like: home decor items, gifts, cards, tags, etc.
  5. Great Titles and Sayings!  Great for Scrapbooking but also use them on Greeting cards, etc.
  6. Awesome Icons! Be inspired by the fun elements on these unique cards!
  7. Perfect for beginners!  Since each kit comes with a large variety of page protectors and 122 cards, plus a full 12×12 2-sided page, you can get started right away without needing a lot of extra supplies!
  8. Perfect for Discouraged Scrapbookers or those who have lost their mojo!   If you’ve felt overwhelmed about the time, cost and mess or about getting “behind” on your scrapbooking, PML is just what you need!  Give it a try – from now on you’ll be excited to scrapbook your families events!
  9. Perfect for the Pro!  No matter what your level of Papercrafting skills or experience is, PML will work for you! But if you enjoy puzzles, paper piecing, quilting, or just working with beautiful paper & textures, you’re going to LOVE it!
  10. Perfect Gift!  At this price and value, you’re friends and family will be thrilled getting one or more of these kits as a gift – for occasions like:  wedding, baby, graduation, birthday, Christmas, and so many more!  Also, consider the value of splitting kits and/or mix & matching kits to give (and get!) more variety.
I am looking forward to teaching a class on April 24th using the Picture My Life System.  It is going to be a fun and informative and PRODUCTIVE class.  If you missed the registration for this but are interested in attending a future class please feel free to let me know.  A September class is already in the planning process!

As mentioned, each Picture My Life Kit kit comes with 122 cards.  I am learning how to how fun mixing and matching cards from different kits.  I found that it is a MUST to have a good organization system for my cards.  If I keep them organized than I am more apt to use them.  My daughter, Payton, was a super-star and took some time and organized my cards into the Close To My Heart medium organizer.  She created divider tabs and set up my organizer perfectly.  I love how the organizer has a handle so I can easily carry it with me wherever I want to work.  Just the other night I was working on projects using my cards in the family room.  It was so simple to carry my organizer into the family room and pick and choose the cards I needed all while watching a movie with the family.

This medium organizer is also the perfect place to store my Crush Books and supplies.  Yes, the medium organizer is a MUST HAVE !

You can order your medium organizer HERE!

Happy Organizing!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Crush Memories Journal

My Crush Memories Journal Class
DATE:  Thursday, August 28th
TIME:  10-11:30 a.m OR 6:30-8:00 p.m.
COST:  $32.00
Register on/before AUGUST 15th
The First FIVE to Register will receive a FREE JOURNALING PEN!

This is the PERFECT class for every female: mothers of young children, mothers of adult children, single woman, high school students-fantastic journal for the girls about to start their senior year of high school or their freshman year of college (this is a wonderful way to document this monumental year).  It is a great place to write to your daughter on a regular basis and surprise her with the journal on her high school or college graduation day, her bridal shower of baby shower...

The Close To My Heart Crush Books are perfect for keeping the memories you make.  They are also a wonderful home for all your thoughts, dreams,hopes and thoughts.  I have created a “My Crush Memories Journal” using the “In The Pink” Crush Book.  This is going to be my journal for the next 12 months (September-August).  I will record the day-to-day, as well as the special highlights of each month in this book.
Thank you to Melissa Laverty for the inspiration of this project.

I have designed a class where you will come decorate the cover of your book and set up your journal with monthly tabs and calendars and I will teach you how to add a touch of interactive elements to a variety of pages, as well.  At this class you will receive all the products and materials needed to set up your journal.  My instruction is free.  Your journal will be all set and ready to fill with your thoughts, memories, etc. upon leaving this class.

Your Class Registration Fee Includes:
*1-My Crush Book
*1- My Crush Assortment Pack
*12 Monthly Calendar Print Outs
  • A variety of flip flap protectors
  • A variety of Washi Tape
  • Cardstock Tabs

Here are some photos of a few pages in my journal.

The photo above shows you how you can add photos to a journal page and memorabilia to the flip flap protector.  You can also fill your pages wiht writing and drawings or a mixture of both!  The possibilities are endless which makes it so much fun!

There are some other great products that are available to help decorate your monthly calendars and the pages throughout your memory journal.  I have listed them below.  If you wish to order them prior to class just let me know upon registering.  I will have these on display at class for you to see, as well.  You  can place an order at class or at any time if you wish to add them to your collection.

As I mentioned above, this is the PERFECT class for just about every female!  The My Crush Memories Journal makes the perfect gift for every girl on your gift list for every occasion.  I will be putting together a handful or journals that will be available to purchase for those who are unable to take the class or want the journal but don’t want to make it themselves.  The cost per journal will be $40.00 per book.

Add-On Products:

#Z2048 In The Pink Clips
#Z2043 In The Pink Sticky Tabs
#Z2060 3-D Foam Tape
#Z533 Glue Pen
#Z4139 Medium Organizer

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Picture My Life Video

I am back again to share a great video that highlights the Close To My Heart Picture My Life Program.  Earlier today I posted information about a great class I am offering later this month.  Be sure to look back at the previous post to get all the details.  Registration closes August MONDAY.

Picture My Life Workshop


TIME:  1:00-3:00
(week day morning classes are available upon request)
COST:  $35.00 for one kit $65.00 for both kit ($10 savings!)
R.S.V.P: on/before MONDAY, AUGUST 11th
(if you have a friend/family member who has never attended one of my classes you will receive a free journaling pen as a gift from me!)

Quick and easy scrapbooking is right at your fingertips!  The Picture My Life CTMH scrapbook system includes a 12 x 12 cover page, a starter pack of 10 coordinating Memory Protectors, and 122 double-sided cards in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 horizontal and vertical designs.  The cardstock-weight cards feature journaling spaces, sentiments,  and a variety of icons.  

Each Picture My Life card pack is designed to help quickly organize and preserve approximately 250 photos, but you can use more or fewer cards and photos to create an album that is picture-perfect!

This memory keeping system is perfect for the non-scrapper, the oh so busy picture taker (we ALL have many many photos on our phones!), the sports mom, the dance mom, the teacher, the senior year student or mother of the senior, a card maker and even a traditional and digital memory keeper!

In this class I will teach you the simplicity of this system and even go a step further and show you some very easy techniques on how to add a bit of pizazz to your pocket scrapbooking including digital photo and instagram collages and interactive elements.

 I will also guide you in creating 5 greeting cards with your Picture My Life Kit.
Everyone always needs cards and sending a handmade card makes the receiver feel that much more special.  Picture My Life allows you to create fabulous cards in a matter of minutes.  You will learn how at this class!
Picture My Life is the perfect solution for the non-crafty person-you must come to see how wonderful this product is!

I have designed two different kits that you can choose from.  Each kit consists of the contents listed above, as well as, extra cardstock and embellishments.
Or if you love them both and can’t decide than I am offering a $10 discount to those who purchase both sets.

Close To My Heart is hosting a fantastic special during the month of August.  For each Picture My Life Kit your purchase, you can purchase a pack of page protectors for just $3.00 (full retail price is $9.95)!
PLease let me know upon registering for class if you would like to take advantage of this awesome deal!
This class is FREE!
The registration fee covers all your materials needed to successfully create the projects at class
except for:
your favorite adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, memory glue dots and 3-D foam tape.
If you would like to purchase any of these items please let me know upon registering for class.

(you will go home with lots of materials to use on other projects)

*If you cannot attend this class but are interested in taking it at another time, please let me know.  I am happy to schedule other teaching times to fit schedules!
I can also put Kits To Go together for long distance folks or individuals with busy schedules.

Kit #1
(this kit is so versatile-perfect for any theme)

(thank you to Christine Adams for inspiration on these cards)

Kit #2
Later Sk8r Kit 
(this kit is perfect for boys and sports but works awesome for a musician or  a girls shopping spree day too!)

Thank you to  Sheri Rotler, Karen Pederson and Pamela O'Connor for several of these card ideas.

Friday, August 1, 2014


It's an exciting day!  You are going to LOVE the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  This Idea Book will be good for the entire year (it is bigger and better than ever). There are NINE new kits, many many new stamp sets, awesome new accessories and tools, new markers that are to DIE for and so much more!  It is also full of fabulous artwork, as well.  This is definitely a publication you will refer to over and over again for inspiration.  You are going to love it!  If you would like to treat yourself to this must-have treasure please feel free to contact me.  The cost is $6.95 (plus postage if I will be mailing you the book) OR you can receive your copy FREE by joining my scrapbook club OR placing a $50.00 order.
You can view the Idea Book online on my website (  Hope on over and check it out today!

CTMH is hosting an AWESOME special the entire month of August!
During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My LifeTM scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD/$27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory ProtectorsTM 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!
*Offer valid August 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s).Shipping/ handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($9.95 USD/$10.95 CAD). Qualifying Memory Protectors include: Design 1, Design 2, Design 3, Design 4, Design 5, Top Load, Side Load, and Variety Pack.

You are going to LOVE the August Stamp of the Month.  You can purchase it for the full retail price of $17.95 OR purchase it for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!
The "What a Hoot" stamp set (#S1408) includes 17 images and is so, so CUTE!