Thursday, July 23, 2015

August Creative Class

I love the versatility of the Blossom paper kit.  The top layout would work equally well for girl or boy photos, while the bottom layout features lots of flowers. This kit is $24 and includes two 2-page layouts and 4 cards and use of my stamps and inks. You can also order a Kit-to-Go if you are unable to attend class--everything will be precut, stamped and ready to assemble. 
Wednesday, August 12, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 13, 12:30 & 7:00 pm


Monday, July 6, 2015

Jump on It July

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 (see photo below for Hostess Rewards stamp sets). That is a savings of up to $17.95!  The Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

July Creative Class

Our July Creative Class will be held a week later than normal this month because I will be at the "Happiest Place on Earth" attending the Close To My Heart Convention!!! I can't wait to see the new catalog and all of the great new products!! The Seaside layouts are $26 and are so beautiful! Bring a Desert Sand Ink Pad if you have one. Contact me to order your page kit if you haven't already.

Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 16, 12:30 and 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Creative Class--Jackson

These Jackson pages are among my favorites--ever!!  I think that I need to plan a camping trip just so I have some new photos to put on these layouts!  They are $25 and feature Jackson stickers and are quick and easy to assemble.  Contact me today to order your page kit--also available by mail.

Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 12:30 & 7:00 pm

May Creative Class

These are great travel-themed pages for only $24.  If you missed class, I still have some kits available for purchase.
Inspiration from Tracy Liu and Katy Taylor

Monday, April 6, 2015


April pages are bright and springy and feature the new "Brushed" paper packet which is Jeanette Lynton's (the founder of CTMH) favorite in the whole book. These two layouts each have a 12" Flip Flap that allows you to place many more pictures on each page. The cost is $23 for two 2-page layouts and four cards. Please bring your own adhesive, glue dots, 3-D mounting tape and a Slate stamp pad if you have one. You can also order a "Kit-To-Go" for an additional charge for postage if you are unable to attend.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 16, 12:30 & 7:00 pm 

Friday, March 6, 2015

March Creative Class

March is bonus month!  I am offering two different layouts for Creative Class and you can make either one or both!  

Confetti Wishes features bright colors and a fun surprise!  The cake on the upper left-hand corner of the layout is made using our self-adhesive Flip Flaps.  There are four layers that can be used for additional photos or hidden journaling.  You will also use the coordinating stickers that add some great detail and make assembly so quick!  Price for this kit is $23.

The second set of pages are made using our new Heartstrings Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.  I love the variety of pre-printed cards that come in this set.  Using the PML cards ensure that it will be a breeze to assemble these pages.   Price for this kit is $25.
Class times:
Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 12, 12:30 & 7:00 pm

If you can't attend class or don't live in the area, you can order a "Kit-to-Go" for an additional shipping charge.  Contact me today to order your kit!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: Exclusive Hostess Stamps

Thanks for joining us again for the Simply Inspired Blog Hop.  If you came from Denise Anderson-Turley's blog, you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of hoppers here.

I chose to use A1169 Well Wishes stamp set.  This little stamp set and versatile messages lends itself perfectly to 3" x 3" cards.  I used the cute leaf print paper from the Brushed paper packet for the base--I love the soft patterns and colors.  I first stamped in Slate, then again twice in Juniper.  I cut out two of the Juniper flowers and 3-D mounted them for some added dimension.  A gray sequin and a small sparkle gem complete this simple card.

Now hop on over to Blythe Shupe's Blog and see the wonderful artwork she has for you!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Oh So Happy

This card is so simple in design, but so sweet!  I used the Artfully Sent Cartridge and chose one of the pocket cards for the cute tulip cut-out in Canary Cardstock.  I backed the flower and stem with paper from X719B Brushed Paper Packet and tied it up with a piece of the new Extra Thick Pixie Twine.  The "Oh So Happy" stamp set is from G1087 Workshops on the go Brushed Scrapbooking Kit and was embossed using our new Z2068 Super-Fine White Embossing Powder.

January Stamp of the Month--This Moment

Perfect for your Valentines cards and gifts.  The January Stamp of the Month S1501 This Moment is $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order.  You can order it right from my website or order at one of my classes.

 Think of all of the sweet treats you can adorn with this great stamp set.  


National Papercrafting Month—Year >> Noted Paper Kit

I LOVE these cute papers!  They are perfect for a card or paper-crafting project or for completing the mini-album.  The Year>>Noted Paper Kit is only available during January and is only $5 with a $50 order.  You would also qualify for the January Stamp of the Month for Only $5 as well.  You can add on the mini-album for only $5 more!

Here is one of the cute cards that I created with the paper kit.  Check out my Simply Inspired Blog Hop post to see how to make these cute little circle elements.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: Year Noted

Welcome to our latest Simply Inspired Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Bren Yule's blog, you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants here.

When I saw the papers that are included in the "Year Noted" kit, I knew they would be perfect for a card idea that I have had tucked away for awhile.  The soft colors and small-scale patterns are so well suited for this card.


It's super easy to make these cute little folded pieces.  Punch two 1 1/2" circles and cut a 1" square--sponge the edges of all pieces.  I used Desert Sand to sponge the edges for this card.

Adhere the 1" square to the center of one of the 1 1/2" circles.  Fold the edges of the circle along each edge of the square.  Adhere to the other 1 1/2" circle and add an embellishment to the center.  Buttons, paper flowers or sparkles would be great to 
add to the centers--you might have some 
perfect embellishments in your stash!

Now hop on over to Denise Anderson-Turley's blog and see her amazing project for this month! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Creative Class

Stay inside out of the cold and scrapbook your snow-themed photos at our January Creative Class.  These pages feature the Snowhaven papers, Snowhaven chipboard Complements and lots of sparkle!  This class is $23 and includes 2 two-page layouts and four cards.  All kits include pre-cut papers, complements, Cricut cuts, and embellishments.  Order a Kit-To-Go if you can't attend class or if you are not local.

Class times:
Wednesday, January 14, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 15, 12:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Snowhaven Scrapbooking Kit $23 (local)


 Snowhaven Scrapbooking Kit Shipped ($23 plus $8 shipping)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Heartstrings Picture My Life Card Kit

New Card Class!  Thursday, January 22nd, 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.  Sign up by January 12th to reserve your spot. The class is only $23 and you will make 14 cards using the new Heartstrings PML cards.  All kits are pre-paid either by using the PayPal button below or by check.  

Close To My Heart Consultants can purchase a digital copy of the instruction guide--more information on the Consultant Tab.

Here is what your card kit will include:
Additional items needed to complete cards:
Whisper Stamp Pad or similar light gray stamp pad
Round Sponge or Sponge Daubers
3-D Mounting Tape
Paper Trimmer
Corner Rounder

Heartstrings Picture My Life Card Kit $23 (local)

Heartstrings Picture My Life Card Kit Shipped ($23 plus $8.00 Shipping)