Friday, October 23, 2015

Teen/Tween Base and Bling Class!


Sunday, Nov. 15th
R.S.V.P: on/before Nov. 1st
I hope your daughter will join me for this informative and FUN class!
I am an independent consultant for a company called CLose To My Heart.  It is a scrapbook, card making, paper crafting company that recently added a “Base & Bling” jewelry line.
The Base & Bling product line will allow individuals to spruce up their getup with a hint of sparkle that’s entirely yours.  These wearable crafts can be customized to suit everyone’s fancy.  Just peruse the glittering selection of pendants, charms, and designer sticker sheets and choose which pieces express what it means to be you!

I will be teaching the girls several different techniques to use when creating custom “bling.”  Each participant will be given the supplies needed to use the base & bling supplies to make a holiday ornament FREE of Charge.  this is my holiday gift to them!

Next the girls will be creating different peices with the kit they have pre-ordered.
This class could not come at a better time for both your daughter and YOU!  They can create fabulous holiday gifts at super affordable prices for their friends and teachers, as well as, your loved ones and for themselves.  Yes!  Our daughters can make fabulous gifts for some of those special people on your gift list!

There are two different kits you can choose for your daughter.
Kits must be ordered and paid for on/before Nov. 1st.   This will allow me the time to place the order and have them delivered in time for the class.
Please r.s.v.p on/before Nov. 1st via email or phone (843-207-8698).
Please specify what kit you would like to order.
Feel free to share this info with your friends. 
Everyone is welcome!

Basic Kit:$30.00

16 Christmas Images or Floral Images
1 silver or gold square pendants
1 silver or gold circle pendants
1 square glass cover
1 circle glass cover
2 key chains
2 silver or gold chains

Best Kit: $50.00

16 Christmas Images 
16 Floral Images
2 silver or gold square pendants
2 silver or gold circle pendants
2 square glass cover
2 circle glass cover
2 key chains
4 silver or gold chains

Recommended Optional Add On Products:

Liquid Glass (used to adhere glass covers):  $8.00
Etched Alphabet Stamp Set (to monogram the style sheets):  $8.00
1 x 1 acrylic block (for the alphabet stamp set):  $4.60

Charms (to add to your jewlery-comes in a wide variety of shapes):  $2.00 each
Additional Necklace Chains:  $6.90
Additional Pendants (all shapes):  $2.30
Glass Covers:  .75
Style Sheets:  $3.40

Thursday, October 15, 2015

November Scrapbook Projects: SANGRIA!

Greetings Ladies!
I have had alot of fun the past few days creating the layouts for the November scrapbook class.  Thank you to my dear friend and fellow consultant, Karen Pederson for the inspiration of these pages.

I would love to have you treat yourself to some creative time and join us for some scrapbooking fun!  Kits to Go are also available to those individuals who live out of town or are unavailable to attend the actual class.  My instruction is FREE.  You are only paying for your supplies.  All you need to bring is your favorite adhesives, scissors and a paper trimmer!

Below are photos of the November Layouts we will be creating with the Sangria Kit.  these papers are GORGEOUS!  And the complements and assortments are so fun to add to the layouts.
the shoping listis below the photos. 
If you want your layouts to look like mine I do recommend the following add-on products:

*Sangria Complements
*Red Enamel Gems
*Gold Foil Tape
*Mini Stapler  (I use this handy tol for EVERYTHING-craft related as well as every day use!).
*Mini Staples

We are using the NEW EGGPLANT and POMEGRANATE Ink Pads.  If you want to add these new colors to your collection now is a good time to do so!
he November class will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th.






SOM:  “CHEERS”  set of 17 images ____________

Sangria Shopping List
(Shop in October for Novembers Play Group Classes)

Basic Package
G1097 Sangria WOTG (includes My Reflections Sangria Paper Pack, Stamp Set,
 4 extra sheets cardstock (3 Col. White, 1 Cocoa), Sangria
 Assortment, Poppy Thick Twine, Instructional Brochure) pg 37 35.00
3 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock pg 157   1.60
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7199C Sangria Complements  pg  6.90
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems pg 19 4.60
Z3129 Gold Foil Tape pg 142 5.70
Z2027 Mini Stapler pg 149 15.00
Z2097 Mini Staples pg 149  3.40
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products***
Z2174 Champagne Pad (to stamp) pg 157 8.00
Z2647 Eggplant Pad (to stamp, and a small amount of distressing) NEW pg 157 8.00
Z2114 Cocoa Pad (to stamp, andi f you want the edges of everything 
distressed, I would recommend this pad) pg 157 8.00
Z2653 Pomegranate Pad  NEW                                                                  pg 157 8.00

Tools Needed (in addition to what is in the kits):
Z2046 Piercing Tool Kit pg 148 8.00
Z2027 Mini Stapler pg 148 15.00
Z2097 Mini Staples pg 148  3.40
Z3167 or Z3190  Artistry Cricut Collection pg 118               114.35 

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, liquid glass, ruler and a pencil.

Great items to add to your order any month:
Z3033 4 Duck Easy Stick Disposable Adhesive Runners pg 150     22.00
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 150 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 150   8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 147 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 149   8.70
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 148   5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 17 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 17
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps  pg 17  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 16 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders pg 123 $10.35 each
Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!) pg 159 6.95 ea. 2-pg layout

Cricut Collections
Z3167 or Z3190 NEW Artistry  pg 119 114.35
Z3168 Artfully Sent pg 120 114.35
Z3169 Artbooking pg 120 114.35
Z3170 Artiste pg 121 114.35
Z3171 Art Philosophy pg 121 114.35
*At this level you qualify for the OCTOBER Stamp of the Month (“Twinkle”) for $5 ($17.95 value)

Monday, October 5, 2015


Amy McGrew

I absolutely LOVE the Close To My Heart Shadow Box Frame and have had such fun giving it as gifts throughout the year to those near & dear to my heart (it made the BEST holiday gift last season).  
Thus, I thought it would be fun to start a club where members will create an interchangeable seasonal layout to display in this fabulous frame month after month. 
I have hopes that this “club” will attract the novice crafter, as well as, the die-hard scrapbooker/card maker.
The monthly projects will require very little time with little to no left-over products to store at home.  
All papers will be pre-cut so all that is required of you is assembling the precut paper.  You only need to supply your own adhesives.
This club will run October 2015- September 2016.

You can put your project together at my studio and/or the kits can be picked up or shipped to you (postage will be add to your kit total) so that you can put the kit together in the comfort of your own home. 
Each layout you create can be displayed in your shadow box frame.
Create one for yourself and one (or more) to give as gifts!
The first kit includes your frame, thus it will cost more.
All future kits will range between $10-$15.  That’s it! 

The first project is this beautiful “BELIEVE” Christmas Tree layout.

Date: Tuesday,October 13th
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m OR 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $43.00

In November we will create this layout


This layout will showcase your favorite 4 x 6 photo.  You can also specify which “word” you want in your kit.  It can be “family”, “cherish”or  “grateful”.
The class will take place: 
9:30-10:30 a.m OR 6:30-7:30 p.m.
COST:  $10.00

Please specify if you would like a white or black shadow box frame upon registering!

Future kit themes: New Years, Valentines, Easter, Spring, Summer, Apples, Pumpkins, Birthday and two more to be decided!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

It's In The Bag!

October Greetings!

I LOVE the month of October!  In fact, I am baking Pumpkin Muffins for my kids as I type this message to you!  Everything "pumpkin" comes out beginning on October 1st in the MGrew Household!
The first of every month is always exciting when it comes to Close To my Heart.  And October 2015 will not disappoint any of you!

If you have met me, you know I just love Close To My Heart and preserving our memories!! I became a CTMH Consultant 17 1/2 years ago strictly for the discount.  I had just given birth to my first child and became a stay-at-home-mom.  I needed a discount to support my CTMH addiction!  Little did I know how much MORE being a Close To My Heart Consultant would add to, not only my life, but to my family's life, as well.  Joining Close To My Heart has been the best decision I have ever made, next to marrying my hubby and the birth of our 3 children (who are growing up much too quickly)!  If you have ever thought about or might think about doing what I do- now is the time to do it! If you join in October you will receive a bonus... a beautiful and very trendy cross body bag!!  It is perfect for carrying layouts, paper packs, and projects that are in-progress. For a very small investment, you will be receiving almost $500 in product!!!!! Plus, I can show you how to earn another $775 in goodies.

There are many many things I love about my "job" - making my own hours, meeting new people, making life-long friends, teaching others how to make pretty things, opportunity to travel, great discounts, CONVENTION, getting paid to create and MY TEAM.  My team, "The Heart-Throb's", is a mix of hobbyists and business builders.  We all run our business a little differently...and that is AWESOME!  Everyone and anyone is welcome to my Heart-Throb family.  You might want to join just to receive the discount and support your creative wants (Like I did when I became a consultant!) or you may want to give a go at team building and earn a generous income by getting paid to play.  Whatever your desire...YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!  

 I would love to have a few minutes of your time to share this amazing deal with you! Please feel free to contact me for more details if this is something you would like to explore a bit more.  I am here to answer any questions you may have!