Friday, August 31, 2012

September 2012 Class & Workshop Schedule

Hi everyone!  Take a look at the workshops and classes I am offering this month....let me know if you would like to join us!  Our featured pack is "Scholastic" by Close To My Heart and perfect for those back-to-school pictures!

Scrapbook Workshop:  We will complete 6 pages using the Scholastic Workshop On The Go.  For $29.95 + tax and shipping, you will get the Scholastic paper pack, 2 extra sheets of Colonial White cardstock, exclusive stamp set, plus coordinating embellishments.  Just go to my website here and order your kit (use product # G1049).  Give at least 10 days for delivery.  Then bring your kit to class. 
  • Wednesday, September 12th @ 6:30p
  • Friday, September 21st @ 6:30p

Card making Workshop (we will create 6 cards-2 each of 3 designs).  Cost is $15 per person and all materials are provided for you.
  • Friday, September 14th @ 6:30p
  • Thursday, September 27th @ 6:30p

Stamp of the Month Project:  Here is how it works.  When you purchase $50 in CTMH product, you get the Stamp of the Month for $5.  Go here to see details of project (on page 140 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog) we will be working on.  This month will be a scrapbook page, plus an embellished card holder, and some cards as well.  When you go the the link it will show you materials to purchase that will add up to the $50 so you not only get only the stuff you need but you get the stamp of the month for $5.  You do NOT need to get the Cricut cartridge to participate!!
  • Tuesday, September 25th @ 6:30p
Cupcake Box Class:  In this class we will create a set of four (4) cupcake boxes complete with embellishments.  These are great for filling with a cupcake treat to give to someone special.  Cost is $20 per person.  Space is limited so register early.  Send me an email here if you would like to reserve a spot.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Please got to my website here to order you materials ASAP so they arrive before the class dates.  Give at least 10 days for delivery....

Hope to see you there!!! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scrapbook Layouts Compliments of Avonlea

Hi, everyone.  Just wanted to make a quick post showing you a few pages I created using Close To My Heart’s Avonlea paper pack.  Take a look…..

Red Gate Farm Horse Show 037

Red Gate Farm Horse Show 041

Red Gate Farm Horse Show 043

Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Than Just a Card!

I just wanted to share this project with you, which was inspired by Pamela O'Connor.  You can visit her blog here
So let's get started.  I took a 6x6 Die-Cut Card (in Kraft) by CTMH

With my Cricut AND my Art Philosophy cartridge (exclusive to CTMH) I was able to cut the oval center.  Than I scored 1" from each side of the fold line in order for the box to stand up.  To decorate, I used the following (all CTMH):
  • Clementine paper X7156B
  • Burlap Ribbon Z1760
  • Cottage Assortment Z1794
  • Cashmere Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads Z2175
  • Hook & Loop Dots Z1805 (similar to velcro coins to help close the flap of the box)
  • It's Your Day Stamp Set (Constant Campaign that you can find here on my website.  To find all other products I used in this project, go here
That's it!!!! So easy to do and there is nothing more fun than turning an ordinary card into something really cool.  Happy Crafting!

Contact me if you have any questions

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Close To My Heart WOWS again!!

Happy Saturday!  I just wanted to share my recent card design that was inspired by a Mojo Monday Sketch!  I love sharing my projects as I love to share the magic that Close To My Heart offers with their stunning products!  Avonlea is one of those papers I just cannot get enough of!

This card was made using Avonlea paper and Slate ink (used for distressing edges) from Close To My Heart, shimmer buttons, and hemp.  Card size is 5 1/2x 4 1/4.  With a little help from my Cricut and one of CTMH's exclusive Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy, I was able to complete the project in no time! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Boxes, Bows, & Cards! ~Avonlea~

Hello, everyone, and happy Tuesday!  I wanted to take some time to share with you some fun things I have been creating with CTMH's new Avonlea paper pack.  I started by creating a card using a design from the Make It From Your Heart Volume #1 publication new to CTMH.  This was pattern 25 and I used a Colonial White card base.  Add some Opaque Adhesive Gems, paper butterfly, and some Slate ink to distress the edges and there you have it.

Here are a few of the boxes I completed.  The inside is filled with some great little note cards.  Keep in mind that you can fill these sweet boxes with anything from cards to candy!


That is all I have for now.....I will keep posting as I create.  Keep your eyes peeled for some beautiful scrapbook layouts!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

LVCC First Annual Community Crop

Save the Date:   Proceeds benefit Loudoun Valley Community Center Preschool Teachers for year-end student/family celebration...bringing community together!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8a-5p in the LVCC Gym
$35 price includes: 9 hours of uninterrupted crop time, at least 6ft of crop space, snacks, drinks, and “Welcome” goody bag, CTMH consultants on site with cash & carry items, use of cutting tools, and more.
Space is limited, early registration is suggested.

There will be make and takes as well as demos!
**Registration ends on October 1, 2012
**Registered participants only – must be 18 years and older
**All payments are non-refundable. Your seat is not reserved until payment is received.

Stay tuned for daily updates on what you can expect at our day of scrapping, stamping, and card making.  Please email me here for a registration form or stop by LVCC.  Registration forms will be at the front desk.  Thanks so much!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful Storage For Handmade Cards

Good morning and happy Monday!  What a weekend!  Yesterday was my new downline’s launch party.  She had a great turnout and I am just thrilled to see so many people take interest in scrapbooking, stamping, and home d├ęcor.  Great job, Urusula!

In the meantime, I spent a few hours crafting myself.  I am absolutely in love with Close To My Heart’s new “Avonlea” paper.  The colors are beautiful and makes any project look so elegant.  With all the cards I have been creating, I decided to take my My Creations Card Box from CTMH and bling it up.  Here is the finished product.

Avonlea Card Box 006

The “Avonlea” paper is beautiful enough where you don’t need much to fancy it up.  So I just added a pleated rosette a couple of buttons, and a little bit if Slate ink to distress the edges. 

Avonlea Card Box 003

These boxes are perfect for gift giving.  Just fill with some handmade cards and envelopes.  Or, just keep one for yourself.  They are just the perfect size to fit standards cards and fits nicely on a desk or end table.  Want to make your own “Avonlea” card box?  A new workshop date was added.  On Friday, August 31st we will be creating one of these great boxes.  Cost is $20 per person which gives you a My Creations Card Box, a pack of Antique Gold Mini Medley Accents, & Avonlea paper cut and ready to be put on box.  I will supply ink & sponges, all you need is adhesive!

Contact me here if you are interested in joining us.  If you are too far to attend the workshop but want your own kit, let me know.  I can send a kit all ready to go! 

Let’s create together!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sharing the Great Things CTMH Has to Offer

hostess gift

I got to give this beautiful gift box with little treat inside to my hostess tonight.  I love being able to share all the great things Close To My Heart has to offer, but I love treating my hostesses even more.  Here I used “Avonlea” for the box and wrapped it using the polka dot ribbon.  Topped it with a rosette that was embellished with a “Monogram” stamp and voila!!!  What was inside the box?  Host a workshop/gathering, and you can find out!  Just one of many great treats for hosting. Contact me for details by emailing me.

A New Month Brings New CTMH Product!

Happy August everyone!  I am so excited for today as it marks the beginning of all new things from Close To My Heart.  I just wanted to tap in today to remind you all that today is the first day you all can go to my website and view the new Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog.  CTMH has so may great new things to share and I will have so much more to teach you...

Would you like to create something pretty?  Maybe create a special gift for someone you care about OR just for the fun of it for yourself?  CTMH has so many new options for you from new scrapbooking supplies, stamp sets, card making kits, and home decor!  Plus a NEW Cricut cartridge that is absolutely amazing!  With over 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets, and 3 sheets of coordinating chipboard, you are bound to create something wonderful. 

Keep in mind, Cricuts are not just for scrapbookers!!!!  They can be a teacher's best friend!  I know because I am also a teacher and I use my bug for everything from bulletin board sets, teaching resources, art projects and more!  For example, there is a great cupcake image that I used to create a birthday display for my students (pictures coming shortly)! 

Did you always want to create more and would love to have a great starter set?  Well for just $49, you can get $139 worth of paper crafting product that will help you get started.  PLUS, in August, you will get a great new scrapbook bag FREE!  But hurry because bag supplies are limited!

So visit my website today right here and happy shopping.  If  you have any questions or need some help, feel free to contact me via email.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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