Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Treats and Cards Galore

It is time once again for my annual Holiday Card Extravaganza.....
When: Thursday, November 13 at 7PM
This you have the 
Get prepared for the holiday season early by creating one or a variety of cards and/or gift bags.  This year we will be using Close to my Heart's exclusive Cut Above packs.  All items are pre-cut and ready to go. All you need to do is stamp and assemble.  

Choose one or more of the kits below and RSVP to me no later than Thursday, Oct. 23rd.  (Kits may be cut in half if you would like to have a variety rather than just one kind, please specify if you would like a 1/2 kit when you RSVP.)  
 1.  Holiday Gift Bags(10 gift bags)--$18   [Half Kit- $9]
 2. Holiday Cards (10 cards)--$15  [Half Kit- $7.50]
 3. Christmas Card (10 cards)--$15  [Half Kit- $7.50]
Invite a friend and come enjoy some early holiday cheer.  You will definitely be in the spirit after this fun evening.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Fun

October's Scrappy Creation Class
October 9, 2014
Create these two layouts showcased on Jeanette Lynton's blog. 

These too cute for fall layouts are created using CTMH's Pathfinding Paper Pack, Compliments and Assortment.  These simple creations are just right!

RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 28th to attend this class.

Let me know which kit you would like.
Kit 1: Pathfinding Paper Pack + additional Colonial White Cardstock- $13
Kit 2:Pathfinding Paper Pack + additional Colonial White Cardstock and Pathfinding Compliments $19
Kit 3:  Pathfinding Paper Pack + additional Colonial White Cardstock, Pathfinding Complements, Pathfinding Assortment- $26

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Roots Go Deep--September Stamp of the Month

I love this month's Stamp of the Month from Close to my Heart.  It is so simple and classic and perfect for any family themed layout or card.  Purchase this stamp set for only $5 when you place an order of $50 or more with me.  Go here to shop.  
 Here is simple layout I created with the stamp of the month using the Pathfinder paper pack, some twine and brown/tan sparkles 
 So cute!  I can't wait to add some fun fall family photos to these pages.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School + Super Cute Papers = Scrappy Creation Class #1

What sneaks up on you, but can't come soon enough?  
That's right BACK TO SCHOOL!  
The start of the school year is always a fun and exciting time as the kids prepare for the start of another year.  Though, it is also a little sad for us moms.  Not only does it mean the kids are a year older, but it means the lazy days of playing in the sun and enjoying endless days together is over.  Time for busy schedules, deadlines and craziness.
It also means time for SCRAPPY CREATIONS MONTHLY Classes.  
And what could be more perfect for our first class, than these adorable Chalk it Up Layouts from Close to My Heart's Workshops on the Go.    

To Create these layouts, we will be using the very trendy and cute "Chalk it up Papers" ($9.95) Plus 1 extra flaxen and white daisy.  
 and Black Striped Twill Ribbon--4 yds ($6.95) 
We will incorporate stamping and scrapping techniques that are sure to make your layouts perfect. 

Please choose one of the kits below and RSVP by September 3.  
Kit 1:  Paper Only $13
Kit 2: Paper and Assortment $19
Kit 3: Paper, Assortment and Ribbon $26
****Choose Kit 2 and add 1 yard of Ribbon for an additional $2.50 to get the complete look without purchasing extra ribbon. (Your total cost $21.50)

Scrappy Creations Class
Thursday, Sept. 18
at 7PM 
Please RSVP No later then Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. 
[***Regular Scrappy Creations Classes will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month (September-June) with a break in December and April.]  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Back with a Bang!---Fun 4th of July Craft.

I'm back blogging.......BANG! 
 Using last year's CTMH June stamp of the month and really old patriotic paper pack....I can't even remember the name, I created this fun candy treat for my niece and nephews we will see over the holiday this weekend.  Doesn't it look just like a firework, but pretty?   
It feels great to be using up some of my old supplies and creating again.  Don't have the newest and latest papers and supplies?  Don't worry, just use what you have an create!  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Skylark Scrappy Creations Class

     Please join me Thursday, April 17th at 7PM for 
April's Scrappy Creation Class.
We will be creating these two cute Skylark Workshop on the Go layouts.  
We will be doing lots of stamping and use some different accessories than we normally do.  
Don't miss out on this fun class.            

Here are some of the supplies we will be using:
1.  Skylark Paperpack, plus 2 Whisper and 1 White Daisy Cardstock
2.  Skylark Accessory Pack
 3. Striped Slate Twist Ties
Here are the kits you may choose from.
Kit 1: Includes 1, 2, and 1/2 package of 3 (the Twist Ties)- $23
Kit 2:  Includes 1 and 2- $21
Kit 3: Includes 1 and 1/2 package of 3- $16
Kit 4: Includes just 1- $14

Please RSVP to me no later than Monday, April 7th with your choice of what kit you would like.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lollydoodle Layouts

Scrappy Creations Class
Thursday, March 13 at 7PM  
Cost $18 
RSVP By Sunday, March 2 

It's time to plan again for our Monthly Scrappy Creations Class.  This months layouts were created using CTMH new Lollydoodde Paper Pack and Complements (coordinating adhesive sheets).  They are simple, cute and just what is needed to get you out of those yucky winter blues.  

Would love to have you join us!  Email or message me if you would like to join the fun!    

Monday, January 27, 2014

One Week Left Until the Spring/Summer Idea Book 2014 is Out!

Spring is in the air at Close to My Heart.  The new Spring and Summer Idea Book will be available starting February 1st.  Make sure to check out all the new papers and accessories this Saturday that will hopefully help brighten the dull days of February.  You won't believe all the great treats CTMH has in store for you. 
In the meantime, make sure you get your last minute Worshops on the Go and various accessories from the Fall/Winter Idea book now before they are no longer available.  Shop here today.
Below are a few layouts I created using the Frosted Workshop on the Go kit.  The are perfect for any kind of winter photos.  I love the soft colors and trendy patterns.  This paper pack will not be available come February 1st.  Purchase yours today.       

Additionally, these two cute layouts are a perfect fit for this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  This week challenge was to showcase an item or person.  That was a no brainer for me as all my layouts showcase my favorite people....MY KIDS.  The first layout basically puts the sibling love my two children share into the spotlight.  I love when I can capture candid photos that catch their true smiles.  The second layout spotlights my daughter in her winter dance recital  from last year.  The multiple small photo frames enable me to use a lot of "close-up" photos to showcase her in that moment in time.   

Friday, January 24, 2014

Quick and Simple Disney Album with Studio J

It's been nearly 3 months since we returned from our great Disney Vacation in October, but I still love to relive the fun days we had every now and again.  Thanks to Studio J's online scrapbooking sight I was able to scrap our entire vacation in no time with so little effort.  The website basically put my pages together for me, I just added the fun stuff (photos, titles, journaling and an embellishment here and there).  Plus after ordering my 12 x 12 pages for my album, I was able to make an 8 x 8 mni album the grandparents with the jpegs I received.  Here are a few of the pages I created to commemorate our trip. 
Cover and Back Page.

 We loved "Goofy's Kitchen."   It was a great laid back way to meet and greet many Disney Characters. 
Our first mistake regarding planning and making the most of our time at Disney.  Who knows why we chose this "Autopia" first, but the kids thought it was great.  In the grand scheme of things we really did get to see all we had planned, so this poor choice didn't really make a difference. 

 Some of the caves and displays on pirate island were a little too real for Jake.  They truly freaked him out.  He had fun none the less.
 Who doesn't love to see Mickey Mouse? 
Day 2 was just as fun a s Day 1, plus is was sunny! 

 Don't miss the Disney parades, they are amazing!

 I love how Studio J allows you to insert scanned images into your layouts too.  It is such a great way to personalize your scrapbook and make it unique to you.   Think of the posiblities...drawings, letters, ticket stubs and so much more!  
Now if I could only get these pages into an album, I could enjoy them so much more. 
P.S.  Feel free to click on the pages to see them close up.