Monday, September 22, 2014

Just Jewelry

So last week I featured a Jewelry Buffet... and have a few left over pieces, so if you want to make a piece of Jewelry the next time you are at my house, just lmk!  It's fun and easy!! and it makes a great gift!

Items available in a bundle or by themselves! I love my pieces!! 



Hi Gang, just a quick little post... I was playing with my new #30yearsofhappy stamp set and had to post this cute little quick 3x3 card.

This card is super sweet and simple and is made from scraps just laying around.  Cranberry ink, second generation stamping off set and it's a fun cute and simple card!

Get this darling stamp set for free with the purchase of $30 in stamps!  Good thru the end of September... visit my OBA for quick ordering or contact me for more information!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

October News and Events

Hi Everyone,

The CTMH newsletter that you have been getting from CTMH will come to an end in December... so I plan to post my newsletter on this blog as a way for us to keep in touch... So check back each month to hear about the upcoming classes and specials!!

September Constant Campaign (National Stamping Month)
Customers will receive the #30yearsofhappy stamp set free with the purchase of $30 in stamps! Woot woot!  It's a fun and delightful stamp set that includes 30 images and that are fun for gifts, tags, cards and scrapbooking!  Contact me today or order online to receive this fabulous stamp set.

September Stamp of the month is S1409 Family is Forever.  
This fabulous SOTM is just $17.95 or with a $50 purchase, this is available for just $5.00!  It's very versatile stamp set... great for autumn, family and even valentines!  Get yours today!!  

October Constant Campaign is Ribbon Reverly!  With a qualifying purchase ($50), receive either the outdoor denim or the Ruby chevron for free!  ($6.95 retail value) 

The October SOTM is S1410.

It is a set of seven stamps that are holiday related and five of the images are designed to coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  

Upcoming events:

9-23 Tuesday WOTG featuring Chalk it Up!  doors open at 6:30 pm also feel free to come and make up any class.  Class is free with the purchase of a kit. (3 layouts created with a bonus 4th layout that requires extra paper purchase)

9-30 Tuesday  Special Halloween layout join us for a night of creativity... its a bonus workshop!  This layout is just $10 (without the bling) and bring a friend for free!  Please RSVP!! click the link for more information! Event starts at 7:00 pm.

10-7 Tuesday is Shoe box cards come join us for a night a cardmaking fun!  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

10-14 Tuesday is Hostess Club (Jessy is the hostess) doors open at 6:30 pm.  Come and make a layout with us.  

10-20 Monday is the Butterfly workshop.  Cost of this class is $25.  Six 3x3 cards and envelops and a darling bag to put them and the stamp set is included.  Additional card kits are available for $10(after the $25 purchase).  Please RSVP by Oct 6th if you plan to attend. (This kit was inspired by Lisa Stenz)

10-28 Tuesday will be WOTG featuring Scaredy Cat. Pics and link to follow

11-4 Tuesday will be Shoebox cards at 7:00pm
11-10 Monday will be Christmas cards workshop details to follow
11-18 Tuesday will be hostess Club Mystery hostess club for every $150 in sales, someone will win $25 in hostess rewards!!
11-22 Saturday all day Crop and Shop $10 includes one meal
11-25 Tuesday WOTG featuring Pathfinding 

12-2 Shoebox Cards
12-9 is hostess Club Pat is the hostess
12-15 no classes
12-30 WOTG featuring Yuletide

LMK if anyone is interested in becoming a consultant or wants to have a party!

Friday, September 12, 2014

September WOTG is Chalk it up!

The first WOTG from the new Annual Inspirations is coming up soon!  September 23rd we will be doing this lovely set of pages using the Chalk it up set!  

Here's another layout that can be done ... it takes extra paper, but it's so worth it!!

Here's a list of supplies to choose from... 

The Chalk It Up WOTG  (29.95): it includes the level two paper pack, the Chalk it up Stamp set, 3 additional sheets of cardstock, Chalk it up assortment, Black striped twill and the instructional brochure.

choose the X7184B Chalk it up paper pack  for $9.95.

Here's a list of other items that coordinate with this kit:
X7184C Chalk it up complements $4.95
Z3009 Chalk it up assortment $4.95
Z1988 Black Striped twill ribbon $6.95
C1588 Great Job $13.95
D1599 Geek is Chic $17.95
Lagoon Cardstock and ink
Flaxen cardstock and ink
Sorbet cardstock and ink
Z1923 smoothie washi tape $7.95
Z2004 Lagoon washi tape $7.95
Z1997 triangle border punch $17.95

Please have this ordered by Monday September 15th in order for supplies to be here... 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Hostess Club

Hello everyone!  It was a full house tonight!  Thanks to Tish for bringing her friends!

Here's the fun layout from tonight... Inspired by Tresa Black back in the days of footloose... 

My layout uses Confetti Wishes

This is the inspiration page from tonight.

And here is everyone's amazing creations...

Dulce did a back to school theme using a star instead of a scalloped circle.

Kathy's layout is complete with photos! <3 Cody!!

Leisa's layout is super fun and ready for Halloween!

Pat's layout has an outdoorsy feel! love the sponging around the edges.

Theresa's layout is about the music:)

Tish's layout is striking using the black and pink
One layout so many looks! and they are all amazing!  


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tripping through the Annual Inspirations...

Hi Everyone!!

So... now that you have had a chance to digest the new idea book... What are your thoughts?  What are some of your favorite things??  

Here's a quick run down of the new idea book... 
Ten new exclusive hostess sets
Nine new paper packs
Eight new Mini stamps
Seven new tools 
Six New Cut Above kits
Five new Picture My Life (PML kits) and Five new colors and Five new embossing folders
Four new Washi tapes 
Three new My Crush Books and three new Paper fundamentals paper packs
Two new glitter collections
And a new cricut cartridge!  (soon to be released)

Ten New Exclusive Hostess Sets:
Do you know that when you are a hostess and it's time to pick out your rewards that you can stretch your hostess credits even further by taking advantage of these? Yep!! They are special stamp sets that are discounted for hostesses!  Woot Woot.. Find these darling stamp sets starting on page 5-10 of the new Annual Inspirations (AI).  So when it's your turn to be hostess, make sure that you check out those great stamps!!

Next there are the SOTM from August thru July!!  These are always a great buy with a $50 purchase, they are available for just $5 each!  Cool huh!

Nine New Paper Packs:
In the New Annual Inspirations you will find Nine Fabulous new and delightful paper packs!  Which one is your favorite??

**Chalk it up.... has a fun new back to school feel!! And I love the Chalk It Up Assortment.  This also has a WOTG and is just plain fun!  This kit also sports a new PML kit. And there are lots of great coordination stamps to go with this set... Love "Great Job".
Colors are black, champagne, flaxen, lagoon, sorbet and white daisy.

**Scaredy Cat has a Halloween flavor to it and great accents... check out the Scaredy Cat Assortment. There is not a WOTG nor a card with this paper pack.. but there will be a workshop or two featuring this interesting paper pack.  There is a Halloween Cut Above Kit that coordinates nicely with this kit.  Again, lots of great stamps this time I have two favorite stamp sets... Halloween Greeting and Trick or Treat Sweets... (yep... it has a Franky in it)
Colors are black, colonial white, pear, slate, sunset, and thistle

**Pathfinding has an Autumn sense about it.  This kit has a fun assortment that features wooden and cork shapes that have adhesive backs.  It has a Scrapbooking WOTG as well as a Card WOTG!  The Card WOTG has a wood grain stamp and there is a new wood grain embossing folder too!  How cool is that?? My favorite stamp with the Autumn stuff is the Lifetime of Happiness.
Colors are Autumn Terracotta, barn red, champagne, chocolate, colonial white, glacier, goldrush, lagoon, and olive.

**Yuletide Carol is the holiday magic kit this year!  It's color are rich and subtle.  This kit has a wonderful Scrapbooking WOTG!  Christmas is still over three months away... and so many lovely stamps that coordinating with the kit!  I love having so many options! 
Colors with this kit are black, champagne, colonial white, desert sand, new england ivy, and ruby.

**Snowhaven has some bright and cheery colors and is definitely a winter kit.  I love the border paper with this kit!  It's bright and cheery... oh did I say that again... It really must be!  LOL!!  This kit doesn't have a scrapbooking WOTG, but it does have a card WOTG. And the kit comes with these darling red hearts and I love them!! Paper doll fans... there is a new paper doll stamp set!!  Dixie...did you read that?? <3
Kit colors are black, cranberry, glacier, whisper, and white daisy.  

**Confetti Wishes is just a delightfully bright and happy paper pack!  I love love love this kit!  It does feature one page with birthday items on it but it's great for any celebration.  and I love the CW assortment.  The squares are great fun!!  and I have to say I love the stickers with this kit too!!  This fun kit also has a Scrapbooking WOTG.  Look for this kit in January. 
The colors in this kit are canary, crystal blue, lagoon, pacifica, pear, thistle, whisper and white daisy.

** Brushed is just a lovely springy type kit and has soft spring colors and loads of flowers.  Even the assortment is flowers.  This paper pack also has a scrapbooking WOTG and lots of really great stamp sets... one of my favorites in this section is a stamp set called be your own kind of wonderful.  
Colors are black, canary, craberry, flaxen, holly hock, juniper, pear, pixie and white daisy.

**Wanderful has a great travel or vacation motif.  It has a great assortment that I can't wait to use.  It also has a PML collection.  I am looking forward to this WOTG! And my favorite set in this section is Here we go!!  I love the page we made at convention using this set!  What fun!  and there are a ton of great stamps that work well with this collection!  
Colors are black, colonial white, crystal blue, flaxen, gypsy, honey and smoothie.

**Seaside is the last collection in this Annual Inspirations.  And it's probably been the most popular.  It has a beach feel to it and has a Scrapbooking WOTG.  There are lots of great stamp sets in this section of the book and I really like Beach Gear. It's a set of four fun stamps and I love it!  And if you are PML fan, be sure to check out the seaside version... 
Kit colors are colonial white, desert sand, glacier, holly hock, lagoon, pear, and sorbet.

What are your favorite kits?  I love Scaredy Cat and Seaside and Confetti Wishes!

I will be back tomorrow for the next part of this blog... 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fun and Fabulous Halloween Layout

Did Ya'll know that there are five Tuesdays in September?  I think we should celebrate! Let's do a fun Halloween layout Class!

I love this fun and fabulous Halloween kit called Scaredy Cat!  Are you interested in creating it?  Come join us for a girls night out!

**Make this layout without the bling for just $10 or free with a $30 order.  Also... if thistle is not your color... consider using slate instead!!  And of course... what do you think... should we do another bring a friend for free?  Yes!!  Lets!! Bring a friend for free!!  

And add to your kit by choosing the from the following list:

D1605 Halloween Greetings Stamp Set $17.95
X7185B Scaredy Cat paper pack $9.95
1388 Colonial White Cardstock $9.50
Z2105 Black ink $5.95
Z2640 Thistle ink (new ink color) $5.95
Z3011 Scaredy Cat assortment $6.95
Z1988 Black striped twill Ribbon $6.95
Z1979 Journaling pen $3.25
Z1151 3D Foam tape $5.95

Please RSVP by Sept 19th if you want to have the supplies to create this Lovely layout... Please bring a basic tool kit!  See ya then!!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Shoe Box Card group!!

Hi Hi.. what a fun night of creativity we had!!  

What is Shoebox cards?  Let me tell you... it's the best thing since sliced bread!  

We each design a card (using any products) and then bring all of the stuff to make it... in a "ShoeBox" and then teach that card to all the other guests.  So it's an in person swap really... 

We meet the first Tuesday each month and it's a blast!  

Here are tonight's cards... 

This is my creation... and it was inspired by the delightful Tamytha Jenkins... 

 This is Julie's elegant card!  I had trouble with the hearts... I kept gluing the wrong side of the heart... LOL... but I did stamp the inside greeting the right way!  LOL!!  You all know what I mean:)

 This is Kathy's creation and we used these fun buttons!! How fun is that!!

 Lori designed a great guy card!  I love the hexagon pattern!! Blue and brown are great guy colors!!

 This is Melani's lovely creation... who knew what a fun "BUNCH" of women could create such a lovely "BUNCH" of cards!  What a fun card!!

Check back next month to see what we create for the next Shoe Box card club!!

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 IN STAMPS, 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!!