Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Basics of Stamping!

The Basics of Stamping Class
DATE: Sunday, September 18th
TIME: 1:00-2:00 or 1:00-4:00 if you stay for the Create Kindness Class
COST: $12.00 or 
FREE with the purchase of the “Create Kindness” Kit  
R.S.V.P:  On/before SEPTEMBER 5th  (

Join me to learn (or re-visit) the basics of stamping at this informative class.  We will be creating a little handbook for you to keep and refer to when you are preserving memories, card making and/or paper crafting.  
Each page in your handbook will highlight a different technique.  
I will also share some of the basic tools needed to be a successful & organized stamper!

During the month of September Close To My Heart celebrating National Stamping Month.  
In honor of this celebration, CTMH has put together an oh so special kit available throughout September only.  
The kit “Create Kindness” contains all the supplies you need to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day.  
Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! 

The Kit Contents:
*24 Cardbases & envelopes
*White circe shapes
*8-“M” size stamp sets
*2 x 2 acrylic block
*2 x 2 black ink pad
*Mini organizer
The cost of this limited kit is $46.95-this is 15% iff the retail value!

If you purchase this kit, your Basic Stamping Class is FREE and you are invited to stay after class to work on your Create Kindness cards!
I will even be supplying some “extras” to spruce up your cards at this creative time! 
I hope you will join in the fun!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


I am having so much fun creating with @ctmhofficial "Flower Market" exclusive Cricut Cartridge. This is 1 or 4 pages in a workshop I will be offering. More details coming soon! I still need to add my photo. The photo doesn't show how I used the new shimmer pen on the flower petals and the "Sunshine" title. I love this tool. It really makes your projects pop. And it's so easy to use and affordable too! Thank you to Julie Carriere for sharing her idea!  


It's time to celebrate!  The NEW! CTMH D-Ring Albums are now available to order!
These faux leather albums have  a 1½" D-ring binding and is perfect
for holding 12" × 12" pages. The D-ring style is ideal for projects
that use pocket Memory Protectors™, like Picture My Life™ layouts.
Capacity varies depending on the thickness and weight of your layouts.
Non-expandable. Memory Protectors™ not included.

Finished album size: 15" × 2½" × 13".

You can order directly from my website ( or
feel free to contact me and I will be happy to place the order for


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New CTMH Ink Pad Colors Available!

Exciting NEWS!!! The new Close To My Heart ink pads for the seven new colors in the Adventure palette are now available to order! There is only a limited supply available at this time. You can hop over to my website ( and order yours today before they sell out and you have to wait for the next batch to arrive. Be sure to join the "August Gatherings" on my website when placing your order. This will put your name in the drawing for the August Mystery Hostess. You can also contact me and I will place your order for you. If you order all 7 new colors in the Adventure Palatte (Pansy: ‪#‎z2804‬), Emerald (‪#‎Z2806‬), Willow (‪#‎Z2807‬), Lemon (Z2808), Tangerine (‪#‎Z2809‬), Blossom (‪#‎Z2810‬), Raspberry (‪#‎Z2812‬) I will buy YOU the NEW Seagrass Ink Pad when it becomes available!

Friday, August 12, 2016


To all my Local Friends!
TIME: 2:00-4:30
Your $20 registration fee includes:
* an exclusive hands-on project
* a little goodie bag, your own copy of this FABULOUS publication chock full of new product and ideas you will refer to over and over again
*a couple games of BINGO (prizes will be NEW PRODUCT from the Holiday Expressions)
*a parade of new product for you to see up close and personal
*and MORE!
R.S.V.P on/before WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th to reserve your spot 
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register and pay on/before TUESDAY, AUGUST 16th and receive a free gift!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Happy August!

The New Close To My Heart Idea Book is here!  

I am very excited to share this new Idea Book with you!  Visit to see all that's new from Close To My Heart!

 I invite you to contact me to request a hard copy.  They are FREE to all those in my scrapbook club (Sign ups for the next session are happening now!  You can even form your own perusal club with a minimum of 5 members!), free to anyone who books a workshop gathering (which can be held at my studio) or also free with a minimum $25 purchase!

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals Paper Pack for FREE! Both of these Basics paper packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) - August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

I am so excited to share with you that TODAY Close To My Heart introduced a new exclusive Cricut Cartridge called Flower Market!  

Following in the footsteps of our previous cartridges, Flower Market contains over 700 unique images, includes a full pack of cardstock and three amazingly fantastic coordinating stamp sets.  As the new Annual Inspirations book describes it:   "This brand new Cricut Cartridge features blooms and blossoms for every season of life.  All of the designs feature botanical details of some kind, from flowers and leaves, to branches and wreaths.  Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, card making, and everyday scrapbooking.  We know this collection will really grow on you!"
In addition to the many floral images, the cartridge is full of everyday images such an adorable bicycle, typewriter, house, a pair of boots, a wagon, birds, a globe, acorns, anchor, trophy, sailboat, fabulous sayings, etc.  and a super cute alphabet!

Flower Market is available to purchase now on my website at:    

I am offering an exclusive bonus to all those who purchase the Flower Market Bundle with me.  The bonus includes: the Flower Market Bundle (the cartridge, three D-sized stamp sets and a pack of Adventure Cardstock), the "Short & Sweet” Stamp set, a new Annual Inspirations Idea Book and an exclusive  layout kit, which includes all the pre-cut papers to put together a 2-page 12 x 12 layout.  In addition, you can add on the adorable August Stamp of the Month which for just $6.75 (after shipping and tax).

So how do purchase this exclusive bonus bundle?  Simply e-mail me at:  and let me know you would like  the bundle.  Indicate if you would like to include the August Stamp of the Month (see picture below). You can pay with a credit card, check or cash.  Your payment (120.35 with the August Stamp of the Month or $114.35 without the Stamp of the Month)) is due on/before FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th to qualify for the extra kit and stamp set.   Once payment is received, your cartridge, and bundle will be ordered.

Tomorrow I will send out an email with information about my upcoming workshops!