Friday, August 28, 2009

September is right around the corner!

And what does that mean? The NEW Fall/Winter 2009 CTMH Idea Book goes live! I thought I would share a few sneak peeks of the new paper packs with you!
Here is Jingle:
Sweet Home:

And last, but not least.......Grace:

This one is my favorite and will be the feature paper pack at my October workshop (see my calendar). Close to my Heart has come out with new DISCOUNTED workshop kits. Each kit comes with a full Level 2 paper pack, an exclusive stamp set (the stamp set for Grace is called Beautiful Flourishes), a package of embellishments (Grace includes the Rustic edge anchors) and a Full Color How to Brochure! This brochure not only gives you step by step directions on how to make beautiful scrapbook pages, but also also gives you instructions on how to make some cards as well. Therefore, you can make your workshop experience what you want.....customized to suit your needs each month! You can make all pages, all cards or a combination of both! Retail value of the Grace Basic Kit: $35.85 Discounted to $29.95! Each Basic kit will be around $35 and all of them will be discounted to $29.95!! Each paper pack is available in this special discounted basic kit at any time. Just let me know and I can order one for you! If you prefer one on one instruction and guidance come to my workshop.....or if you prefer to scrap alone, or just can't get away order one and will deliver it to you! You can earn special "Play Day points" the more you play the more chances you have to earn FREE Hostess Rewards, which you can earn just by coming to one or any of my workshops, you decide! Ask me how!
Even better yet for September......come to my Idea Book Extravaganza Party on September 16th or 19th and get your very own copy of the Idea Book, a FREE make N take, and a look at all of my other upcoming workshops!
I am loving these last days of summer, trying to enjoy all the goodness it has left to offer, before I pull out all the long sleeves and extra blankets from storage! At the same time I am very excited about Fall and can't wait.......the crisp air, crunchy leaves and enjoying the cool weather with friends sitting by a cozy bon fire! Oh and (I almost forgot to mention.....) the extra time I will have to scrapbook, of course!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Scrappily Yours,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August Stamp of the Month Card

I made some cards using August's Stamp of the month, "It's your Day". Here is my favorite one:

If you don't already know about CTMH's stamp of the month is a great way to add more stamps and scrapbook supplies to your stash! Each month a different stamp set is featured and only available for it's particular month. You can earn 25% off when you make a $25 purchase and 50% for a $50 purchase and 75% and even 100 % off, yes you can earn a different stamp set free every month.
In addition to the Stamp of the month for August, CTMH has an awesome deal to thank our WONDERFUL customers......that's YOU!! If you spend $100 you will receive a special surprise with your order!! Close to my Heart will throw in a Level 2 paper pack for FREE along with your FREE stamp set for August. To make this deal even sweeter......CTMH will also be covering the tax and S + H on your FREE items!! Woo Hoo!! I put in an order earlier this week and I can't wait to see just what paper pack they are going to surprise me with!!
This "THANKS-A-BRATION" only lasts until, Monday, August 17th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

All day Crop on Saturday with 2 optional Workshops

All day Crop
Saturday, August 8th
9 am to 9 pm
Come on over, bring whatever project you are currently
working on along with all your supplies........and scrapbook with me!
Bring a snack and drink if you wish and have some fun!

At this crop I will have 2 optional workshops, just let me know if you are interested!
Also, please let me know if you plan on attending my crop, so I can plan accordingly!

Scrapbook workshop $5

Well, August is here! Let's celebrate the end of the summer with a few bright and cheery pages!!! I think I will find some swimmin' pictures and title this layout "1, 2, 3 Jump"!!! I received these pages from a swap I was in a few months ago and decided to use it for this month's workshop! It uses the Animal Cookies Creative basics papers, some white grosgrain ribbon and the 2 is one of the new foam embellishments in the summer book (all CTMH products!). Designed and put together by fellow consultant, Tiffany Loveless.

Close ups

Card workshop $8
This card set includes 10 cards with matching envelopes and a cute clear box to store them in! These cards were super simple and very quick to make! I used the following stamps sets: Aspiration, Say it in Style and For Every Occasion. I added some sorbet and chocolate ribbon to decorate the box for a WOW presentation! Cards designed by fellow consultant Lisa Stenz. (Can you tell that I am VERY good at "following directions" aka: "copying" Ha ha! (Oh yeah and I had permission to copy all this artwork as long as I give the creator credit! I just LOVE CTMH and all of the awesome ideas at my fingertips from my fellow consultants!! I can't wait to make up some more of these card sets with different colors for Christmas gifts....they'll make GREAT exchange gifts and thank you gifts for teachers or babysitters!

Sorry, the pictures of these cards just don't do them justice! You defiitely have to see them to see how pretty they turned out, guess I should have taken the pictures inside with the flash instead; since the sun was going down!