Monday, September 1, 2014

It's National Stamping Month!!

I love celebrating National Stamping Month with CTMH!!

They always have a great special to celebrate it!  This month of September with any purchase of $30, you will receive this amazing C-sized Stamp set, #30 Years of Stamping, for FREE!!!  Woot Woot!!!

This darling stamp set has 30 images in honor of our founders Jeanette Lyntons "30" years of creativity!! These images are fun and adorable is are easily added to all of your creations!

Also, check in on the Close to my Heart Facebook page and Instagram during September for more great ideas using this delightful stamp set!!

Contact me for more information!!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

October third Monday Class

Hi Hi... 

Just wanted to share about an upcoming class... Butterfly 3x3 Card Class.  Special Thanks to one of my favorite CTMH Artists... Lisa Stenz... for creating this lovely class!

This class features Six 3x3 cards and coordinating envelopes, a darling muslin bag and the delightful stamp set, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful.  It's a great little gift set and perfect cards for any occasion.

This class features the new fun Z2033 paper fundementals, the whimsy assortment.  

This Amazing paper pack includes 20 sheets (two each of 10 different designs) one side is has a print on it and one side has a glossy pattern.  Love this paper!  And the best part is that a sheet is only $1.00.  It's a great price!

This workshop is scheduled for October 20th at 7:00 pm.  Please RSVP by Monday October 6th.  The class is $25.  Additional card refills maybe purchased for an additional $10 each (includes, muslin bag, six 3x3 cards and envelopes).   

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The New and Improved Hostess Club

Hi Everyone!

I am just so excited to share with you about the New and Improved Hostess Club!  

First off, let me share what Hostess Club is... It's a monthly gathering at my house, where all guests will have the opportunity to make a two page layout and place an order. There will be an inspiration layout and guests can create a layout using papers of their choice.  

This is a sample of what a hostess club layout looks like
Hostess Club Tuesday is currently the SECOND TUESDAY each month.  The doors open at 6:30 pm and you are welcome to come anytime after that ... up till about 8:15 or so.

Each guest is encouraged to bring their basic kit, which includes (suggested) ....  tools (scissors, ruler, cutter, piercing tool etc), adhesives (tombow, glue dots, dimensional tape, liquid glass) and blocks if you have them.  

I am so excited about this new forum!! 

Each month, one person will be the hostess and will receive the hostess benefits for that month... And the hostess benefits will reflect their past purchases (pre tax) for the last six months.  (I will keep track of purchases and will check in with each customer before their month.)

For example, Holly Hostess has purchased $50 for the last six months ($300) and so her hostess rewards would reflect order totals of $300 and she would receive $40 in hostess rewards and one half price item.

This is one of the exclusive Hostess sets ($10.00)
Hostess rewards include: Special stamps at special prices (pp 5-10 in the current Annual Inpsirations), Stamps, Inks, Reinkers, Blocks, Complements, My Creations Paper packs, Cardstock, WOTG, Studio J layouts, Pingment Pads and Markers.

Guests are always welcome to visit Hostess Club!!  And Hostesses will always receive additional credit for any guests that also purchase during a club order.

Also, I am introducing CTMH cash as a new incentive for hostess club member.  When a hostess club member's order reaches $35, they will also receive CTMH Cash in which they use it to buy a variety of items that are on hand.  CTMH Cash maybe used  that night or can be saved and use at a later date.  Please know that each person is responsible for their own CTMH Cash and it is non-transferable.  

$35 order  =$5 CTMH cash
$50 order = $10 CTMH cash
$75 order = $15 CTMH cash
$100 order = $20 CTMH cash

Orders can be placed in person or online.  If you would like to place the order online, please make sure that the order is placed by the second Tuesday each month... as the link is only there till that Tuesday.  Why would you want to do that?  Simple, the order will come directly to you... and you can also purchase Studio J and have it count towards your order and also, you can purchase items from "While Supplies Last". Be sure to join the HOSTESS Club party when placing an order online.

Other things to consider:  Each month on the 4th Tuesday is WOTG.  It's a free workshop with the purchase of supplies or kit and I design 3-4 layouts (sometimes even more) using the featured kit that month.  

So... think about this... If you come to hostess club once a month, you will create one layout. That's 12 per year if you come to all of the classes.  That's pretty good! And consider that if you purchase the WOTG supplies, that we will then make 3-4 more layouts each month... so that's 4-5 layouts a month and 48-60 layouts per year.  That's pretty amazing!

Here are the upcoming Hostess Club Dates and Hostesses are:

Tues Sept 9th Lisa Murphy
Tues Oct 14th Jessy Bowman
Tues Nov 11th Krista Nai ??
Tues Dec 9th Pat Burrington
Tues Jan 13th  Kathy Swinton
Tues Feb 10th LaTisha Clemen
Tues Mar 10th Dulce McFadden
Tues Apr 14th Tami Strathdee

So let me know if there are any questions!!  


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Timberline WOTG

Hi everyone!!

Here's the Timberline WOTG... Thanks to some great inspirations these layouts were amazing to put together... The first two were inspired by Susan Williams.. (Love her style!!) and the third one was inspired by Heather Jane!

The fourth Tuesday each month is always WOTG and it's always free with the purchase of the kit.  Come and create 3-4 layouts each month with your friends!  It's fun and easy!  And the layouts are always great! 

Next month is Chalk it up... Sept 23rd!!  Please have this kit ordered by Sept 12th. More details to follow about the Chalk it up kit!!

Do you think I can eek out one more layout? Check back later to see if I did!!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Laughing Lola Mini Album...

Hi Ladies... 

From time to time, there will be posts featuring items that need new homes... 

This week it's this darling Mini album... I have two full kits that available.. everything is pre stamped and ready for you to assemble.  Kit includes, Laughing Lola chipboard complements and all of the cricut images to recreate this fun little book... 

$12 for the kit... Only two of these kits are left. Shipping is not included... 

for picture directions click here

LMK if you are interested in this kit!!



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Base and Bling Buffet Monday September 15th

Hi Ladies!!

The Next Monday Night Class (September 15th) is going to be all about our Base and Bling!  

What fun it is to make your own jewelry!  And it's quick and easy! So join us for the a night of fun and make some jewelry without having to buy everything!!

Lots of options for you... Here's how it works... you will receive a check list so that as you pick up items to use, you can keep track of things.

Base and Bling Buffet
(Includes glass cover, style sheet choice, and pendant)
Square or Circle $3.50 (Faux silver or gold)
Rectangle or Oval $4.50 (Faux silver or gold)

Other items
Necklace $7.00 (Faux silver or gold)
Key Chain $2.50 (Faux silver)
Rhinestones $1.50 (Faux silver or gold)
Charms $1.00 (Faux silver or gold)
*Bracelet $7.50 (Faux silver or gold)
*bracelet includes style sheet and glass cover

Circle/Square Necklace $12 (includes pendant, charm and rhinestone)
Oval/Rect Necklace $13 (includes pendant, charm and rhinestone)
Circle/Square Key Chain $7 (includes pendant, charm and rhinestone)
Oval/Rect Key Chain $7.50 (includes pendant, charm and rhinestone)

If you plan to attend, please rsvp by Friday Sept 5th... and it would be helpful to know your preferences so that enough supplies will be on hand.  Walk ins are welcome, but those who RSVP's will be given first choice.

jewelry holder

Key chain with charm, rhinestone and circle pendant

October (Mon Oct 20) class will be six 3x3 cards with a darling muslin bag... Includes six 3x3 cards and envelopes, a drawstring bag, and the stampset D1627 your own kind of wonderful. Class will be $25 Please RSVP by Monday Oct 6th. More details to come:)

Friday, August 15, 2014

When you need a sympathy card

Sometimes you need a sympathy card... 

Today was one of those days... 

So I wanted to share this card again.... I did it for Shoebox cards back in February... and it's just a nice card... so here it is... 

Here's the recipe for the card

1.5x4.25 whisper cardstock with D1544 Distressed Backgrounds burlap stamped in slate ink over it.

.25x4.25 twilight cardstock...  lots of colors would work as well for this card.... since the other colors are very neutral... 

.75x4.25 slate cardstock

Then add about 3.25 inch of half inch washi tape... I liked a bit of space in between the cardstock and the washi tape. 

Cut ovals using Art Philosophy (oval 3) the white one is 2 and the twilight one is 2.25. Stamp the tree from stamp set C1559 Always Grateful in the oval.  Also, sponging the edge of both ovals in slate ink adds a softness to the image. This image was also popped up using 3D tape.

Stamp sentiment in the bottom right hand corner in slate.  

Sometimes it's hard to know what to write... so I checked out this site and it was a big help!!