Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Yuletide Carol WOTG continued

Hi Ladies... 

It's exciting to share the next two layouts for this lovely kit!  Yuletide Carol!

This layout is the second layout from the brochure... (click here for detailed directions) except I switched out the color from champagne to new england ivy and I love it... it looks so rich and elegant.... 

The third layout was inspired by Andrea Sherman!!  You are a genius!! Thank you!!  I love it!!  anyway.. this layout uses the new Artfully Sent cricut cartridge to make the heart swags! So very clever!!  And then it also uses some of the My Crush Christmas assortment... 

Three totally great layouts... one kit!  Awesomeness!!

Hope to see you for the next kit... January is confetti wishes!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Yuletide WOTG

Ladies, Tuesday night is the Christmas Yuletide WOTG and I hope you are planning to attend... 

Here's the first layout for this workshop!!  Two colors have been switched, the black and the kraft cardstock... the black just seemed to be too dark... so i tried this and I love it!

Check back for the next page!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Hostess Club Layouts!

Thanks Ladies for coming out in December to play!!  

Here's my inspirational layout... Inspired by Tina Lovell

And here's what they created!  Love them all!  Great job ladies... 

 Love the purple snow flakes!  How fun!!

 Lot's of fun pictures on here!  Love the title... 

 How Exciting!  Tami used the new paper!!

Love the little addition of the snowflakes here... and look... There are photos on this layout!

And Pat did last month's layout!  So Stinking Cute!!! She did a tree instead of a birthday cake!  Clever!!



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Are these new bags on your wish list??

So the new bags are in town and wait till you see!!  I love the lagoon chevron!!  Woot woot!!

Here's shoulder bag!!  It's just $26.95!  

And the rolling tote is just $149.95!  
Check out the storage inside this bag!!  It's incredible and perfect for our cases!  And it's stylish to boot!

 Just keep rolling... 

I am ordering this on Friday!!  Hope they still have them by then!!  There's an order going in this week!  LMK if there something on your wishlist!!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Seasonal Expressions

Hi Gang!  It's here!  The new Seasonal Expressions!  Have you seen it yet?  Click here to check it out online!

It's so fun to look through this mini catalog and see the Spring and Easter things... Two great new kits, hopscotch and Heartstrings... 

Fun new accessories including badge buttons, puffy stickers (<3), embossing folders,clothe pins, mini books (perfect for PML fans), 2 perfect portions mini packs (PML set of 56 cards,2 new cut above kits... one for Valentines Day and one for Easter or MayDay!!  Extra thick Twine and new glitter ribbons... (one is white and can be colored with our new markers!!  Woot Woot!!) (thanks Susan Williams for that great tip!!)

And oh my the wonderful stamp sets!!

Good news!!  these are orderable right now!  so head to my website and place your order!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Hostess Club Layout

Dear Clubbies... 

Hostess Club will be Tuesday December 9th... doors open at 6:30 pm!  Pat is the hostess this month!

Here's the layout we will be doing in December for Hostess Club!

It's fun and simple!

Can't wait to see ya!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Shoebox Cards

Greetings all!

What a fabulous night we had... Lots of desserts... lots of good music and lots of laughs... oh and some cardmaking and papercrafting too!!

Here's My "Twisted" card!!

This is such a fun card!  It's made out of a 4.25x11 cardstock... scored diagonally and scored in the middle.  Also uses the Make it Merry stamp set, This makes a great card or money holder. It also shows off CTMH's great two sided papers!

And here are the other creations... 

Anita did Happy Elf Feet!  There was a lot of giggling during the creation of this delightful card!! And Thanks Anita for the amazing white chocolate and craisin cookies... (and the chocolate covered cherries)

Anita started the night with a two-fer ... here's the cute little tag with a touch of glitter... Gorgeous!!

Next is Julie's creative card with Intricate trees!  Such a lovely card!! Love the Jewels on the trees!! Oh and she brought an amazing Buttermilk pie!  Yum!!

Kathy brought half her stash of stuff and let us dig in and make collage cards.  All of our creations were different... and here's my version of a collage card... (Congrats on being a home owner!!)

Melani had a two-fer today... we did this lovely ornament out of typing paper... most people had six petals... since snowflakes are six sided... but Shannon did five and I liked it, so I did five!  What fun!!

 So here's the fun and quick card Melani taught us as well... and we each had a different color inside.  The trick is to punch the holes in the white and adhere the colored on the inside.  (Mel's tip, put the glue on the white inside!)

Shannon also did a two-fer... we made these adorable Reindeer candy canes with googly eyes!

Here's her other idea... and what fun is this card... It's titled "Reindeer in the dark"  it was so much fun!!

And the caption was super cute too! this is on the inside of the card...

I shared some fudge and pumpkin bars for an additional treat!

Thanks Ladies for coming and sharing your talents!  It was a delightful night!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CTMH Cyber Monday Special

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Click here to order!  LMK if you have any questions!

Anyone taking advantage of this special will also receive a free "A" set of your choice (will be sent separately!) and is only good when ordering through Diane Bowman only!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pathfinding WOTG Two more layouts

So... I have to admit... that this was probably one my least favorite kits... and yet, I really enjoyed working with it!  Again, Special thanks to Susan Williams...  She is an amazingly talented artist and has been a great inspiration!

I love the compliments with this layout and especially the bling and assortment that goes with this kit... Also, bronze shimmer tape is a good addition for this kit!  

Now, this WOTG has come and gone, but remember that if you like this kit and want to create these pages, you can come to any event and create them... just LMK ahead of time!  

Happy ThanksGiving everyone!!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pathfinding WOTG

This Tuesday (November 25th) is Pathfinding WOTG!!

Here's a couple of the layouts that are planned..

The first one is the corporate version with a color change or two!  And a few Cricut cuts!!

The second one is  one inspired by Susan Williams!

There are two more layouts planned... so come and have some fun and creativity too!

Doors open at 6:30 pm  LMK if you plan to come!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November hostess Club layouts

The Second Tuesday is always Hostess Club!  I design a layout and the clubbies can come and create their own layout and based on my design!

So here's my design...

and here are their creations:

Here's Kathy's layout... She did Gatlin's birthday and she used Baby Cakes.  and look... she even has pictures on it!!

This is Michelle's first time coming... thank you Theresa for bringing her!  I think she had a lovely time and a beautiful layout!

Here's Theresa's layout!  The blue is perfect for this layout and the yellow is a great accent too...

The left page also has three flip flaps, an 8x12, a 6x12 and a 4x4... so room for lots of photos!  We missed lots of girls tonight!  Hope to see ya'll next month.

The next Hostess Club will be Tuesday December 9th and Pat Burington will be the hostess!!  Woot Woot!!

Exciting news!!!

You've been asking for D ring binders!!  It's exciting to announce that they are now available!!

We now have two albums that are available for purchase.. 
Lagoon Chevron pattern and a Black D Ring Album both of these are just $34.95.  I love these D ring albums!  Its' so much easier to rearrange the pages and they are perfect for the pocket pages!

And speaking of pocket pages... 
Now the PML (Picture My Life) cards are available with or with out the page protectors... 

The regular kits include 44(2 set of 22) 4x6 cards, 78 (3 sets of 26) 4x3 cards, a 12x12 page that is 12x12 on oneside and looks like pocket pages on the other side.  This kit also includes 10 page protectors. (One 12x12, three of design 3, three of design 4 and three of design 5)

And now... customers can buy just the cards... Ala Carte!  Woot woot... so the Ala carte kits include just the 44(2 set of 22) 4x6 cards and 78 (3 sets of 26) 4x3 cards.  And they are just $14.95!  How exciting is that!!

Here are kits that are available:
Z3053 PML Avonlea  A la Carte
Z3058 PML Skylark A la Carte
Z3065 PML For Always A la Carte
Z3054 PML Babycakes A la Carte
Z3064 PML Pear and Partridge A la Carte

Z3061 PML Chalk it up A la Carte
Z3062 PML Wanderful  A la Carte
Z3063 PML Seaside  A la Carte
Z3055 PML Laughing Lola A la Carte
Z3056 PML Later Sk8r A la Carte
Z3057 PML Surf's Up  A la Carte

Z3059 PML Balloon Ride A la Carte
Z3060 PML Chantilly A la Carte

How exciting!  Pocket scrapbooking makes scrapbooking so fast and easy!  Give it a try... 

And remember, you can buy individual cards and page protectors from me... $.50 for 4x6 card and $.35 for 3x4 card and $1 for page protectors!!

LMK if you have any questions!!


November Hostess Club layout

Woot Woot!  This layout is so exciting!  Can't wait to share it with you tonight!

It uses lots of flip flaps and is just so much fun!!

This layout was inspired by Tabitha Dueso... and thanks for the measurements Tabby!!

It uses five 4x6 flip flaps for the cake.

Also,  a 4x4 out of the small assortment and an 8x12 and a 6x12 from the 12 inch assortment.

Use the Artiste Cartridge to cut the frosting and the plate.

Cake layers are (4) 1.5x4.5
Frosting is 1.5 inch -accent 4 -shift u -page 47 (corner round top layer)
      cut 3 at 1 repeat last (and stagger on cake)
Plate is 2 inch -accent 2 -shift 3#  -page 33 -cut in half length ways.

Magic showtime layout page 106.

12x8 flip flap is on the very left side and mimic the layout below it on both sides.  The 4x4 photo on the right side of the left layout is also a flip flap designed to keep the layout closed and the 6x12 flip flap opens after the 8x12 is opened and is adhered at the 2.5 inch mark from the right side.

Here it is open!  Can't wait to see what everyone creates tonight!!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Shoebox Card Night

Wow!  What a fun night!  Great cards, Lots of Laughs and Loved the Halloween Candies!

Here's the creations from tonight:)

Thanks everyone for coming and sharing your talents, ideas and supplies!!  Next SBC will be Tuesday December 2nd!!

Happy Birthday Lego Guy!!

 Fall Fun!
 Missing you!!
 Happy Christmas
Masculine Sympathies!!
 Give Thanks!!
 Winter Wonderland!!!
 Just Sayin!!!
 Lot's o Leaves!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

stickers, complements, and more for sale

Hi Ladies... 

Here's a list of items that are available for purchase featuring stickease, complements, rubons and card kits!!  check this great list at very affordable prices... these great items will go quick at these prices... so LMK if anything strikes your fancy... and let me know if you would like to see photos of these!!


ctmh # title Price
z1788 chalkboard shapes $3 3
canvas art chipboard $3
X7141c elemental complements SOLD$3
X7069c  just chillin' (old 4 sheets) $4
X7165v for always SOLD$3
X7116c sweet home $3
X7109C stardust $3
X7031c summer harvest (old 4 sheet) $4
X7137c lucky $3 2
X7175c frostedSOLD$3
X7119c veranda $3
canvas complements from spool $3
X7157c Dakota foil complements $3
X7148c Pemberly $3
X7173c Baby cakes canvas complements SOLD$3
Z1773  noted canvas shapes $3 2
Z1450 cork alpha color ready $3 2
X7099c whoops a daisy (old 4 sheets $4
days to cherish $3
X7084c floral tapestry (old 4 sheets) $3
X5749 color ready alpha $3
Rub ons
z1135 love story rub ons $4
z1221 glitter rubons remarks $5 2
z1153 all out adventure rub ons $4 2
z1231 across the board rubons $4
X7144c mischief complement rub ons SOLD$3
Z1742 parlor velvet rub ons$3
Card kits
X8609  Smitten card kit $4
x8614  Holiday photo greetings card kit $5

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Hostess Club

Well what a fun night for a dreary day!!  We had some groovy tunes on and a fun layout tonight.

Special thanks to Consultant Michelle Snyder for the inspiration!!  I love a fall themed project.... found myself without any current leaf stamps so brought out some oldies but goodies for this lovely project.

We used Rock and Roll with the leaves and added texture to the dove tails on the side using one of my favorite stamps Distressed Backgrounds

I love Shimmer Trim too!!

Here's Leisa's lovely page!!Love her two toned leaves!! she used three colors on her rock and roll leaves!!  

Leisa's Layout

Here's Pat's pretty page!  I love the rounded edges and love her Happy Autumn tag with the banners!!  And thanks for sharing the secret for the dove tail and the Versa Mat!  There is an "X" on the versa mat and put the paper to have the dovetail on the x, and use a ruler on the diagonal to trace the lines and you have a perfect dovetail every time!

Pat's layout
Tami's terrific layout uses Chalk it up and I love the stamp that Great Job and it's perfect on this layout!  Love that she changed up the theme and I love the teal shimmer trim as well!

Tami's layout
 Theresa's fabulous layout is charming and fun with the beautiful blue background color!  really ties in the background paper!  Love the ombre effect of the letters.
Theresa's layout
It was a perfect layout for a fall day.  Thanks ladies for a lovely evening!!