Thursday, March 31, 2011

You're Invited : Card Class - Monday, April 11th @ 6:30

Card class features 3 - 5 projects each month for just $5.00. Come enjoy an evening of creating.

New to class? Enjoy your first class free!

Bring a friend and receive a prize out of my goodie basket!

Budget club members attend this class for free with their minimum monthly order.

RSVP Required: Christine (425) 413-4280 or
Remember to bring your favorite adhesive. I will have glue sticks available.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Use Your Close To My Heart Supplies to Make Brooches

Back in January I attended Close To My Heart's Team Builders event. Each attendee received a stunning handmade brooch using Close To My Heart supplies. I could hardly wait to get home to take a stab at making a few myself. At our quarterly team meetings we have a team art contest/swap and I decided to make these as my submission. I think those that got to take one home were very happy - at least I hope they were. ;)

Watch this video to find out how you can use your scrapbooking and stamping supplies to make your own!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Something Funny Happens While Daddy Sleeps - Studio J (online digital scrapbooking)

Before I share my layout, I have to share that this is a BIG day for me! Today marks the end of my FINAL class in my Bachelors of Science: Computer Systems-Web Design program. It has been a very long journey, one that at times I worried I would never complete. I started way back in 2000 before kids and have slowly chipped away at my classes and never gave up. If you have chatted with me any time in the last week, you'll be able to fully understand just how happy I am that it is OVER (well, until I go back for a Marketing degree, lol)!

Now onto my layout...This layout had my hubby cracking up. He swore he wasn't sleeping (while he hadn't seen Blake's face). Proof is in the pictures! I loved that I made him laugh as he relived this moment through my scrapbook page.

Oops! My date is a little off, it was supposed to be January 4, 2011. Easy fix though :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shop Online for HUGE Discounts: While Supplies Last

You'll find some of your favorite scrapbooking and stamping embellishments on my website for as low as $0.29. You read that right, just $0.29. But hurry this are only available while supplies last.

Here are a few of my favorite discounted items.

Just $0.29 (regularly $3.50)

Just $0.34 (regularly $2.95)

Just $1.79 (regularly $8.95

Just $.076 (regularly $2.95)

Create Perfect Pinwheels with the Miracle Workshop on the Go

The My Acrylix® Miracle Workshop stamp set, exclusively available in the Miracle Workshops on the Go™ kit, includes two stamp images that make it easy for you to create darling pinwheels. Watch the video to find out how, and then join us for an upcoming Girls Night Out to work on your Miracle Workshop on the Go!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stamp Kissing in Honor of St. Patty's Day

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share a little technique called Stamp Kissing. Watch this video to learn how to use stamp kissing, shading and sparkle to make your projects pop.

Happy St. Patricks Day! 
Remember to wear green, unless you enjoy a pinch or two. ;)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March CTMH Promotion - Free Block with $25 Stamp Purchase

Get a free My Acrylix® block when you buy My Acrylix® stamps!
At Close To My Heart, we know we’ve got the best clear stamps and blocks—and we’ll prove it! Throughout March, when you buy your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, we’ll give you a free My Acrylix block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile block sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010).

Check out the current Idea Book and start shopping now!

Offer valid March 1–31, 2011. Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size stamp sets, including Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full price or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Month sets earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ kits are excluded. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Celebration Crop
& Operation Smile Fundraiser

Do you need time to get your stamping and scrapbook projects done without constant interruptions? Are you looking for a place to celebrate National Scrapbook Day? Want to spend a day with others who share your passion for scrapbooking and stamping?

Join us for the 3rd Annual National Scrapbook Day Celebration Crop
& Operation Smile Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: $45 Early Bird Registration (by 4/8)
         $50 Registration (4/9 & after)

Location: Elk Run Golf Course
             22500 S.E. 275th Place
             Maple Valley, Washington 98038
             (click here for directions)

Highlights of the Crop:

  • Goodie Bag
  • Card Boutique
  • Prizes, Raffle Drawing & Contests
  • Catered Breakfast & Lunch
  • Inspiration Station
    (inks, stamps, how-to books...)
  • Great time with Friends (old and new)
  • NEW: Customer Garage Sale
    Do you have craft supplies collecting dust? Do you have a Close To My Heart wish list? Email me to find out how you can bring your items to sell at the crop and earn CTMH credit!
NSD Mini Album 
Early Bird Offer: FREE Mini Album Kit
Be among the first 8 attendees to register and you'll receive this Mini Album Kit. It includes: 3 x 3 Kraft Album, all paper pre-cut and pre-stamped, Chocolate Chalk ink pad, sponge and bling.

Operation Smile
school fundraisers
Let's raise enough
to cover 4 smiles!
We invite you to join us in supporting Operation Smile, a non-profit organization whose medical volunteers travel the globe correcting facial deformities in thousands of children. There are several ways you can help in this worthy, life-changing endeavor.
  • A portion of each registration fee and purchase at the crop will be donated to Operation Smile.
  • Round up your order total to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.
  • Purchase My Acrylix stamp sets where a portion of the proceeds are donated.
  • Donate your loose change, make a contribution of any size or purchase tickets for the raffle drawing!
We, and Close To My Heart, are committed to a making a meaningful difference in people’s lives - and not only through the joys of stamping and scrapbooking. We want every child to have happy, life-long memories; ones filled with joy, acceptance, and love, unmarred by a cleft palate or cleft lip. Just $240 can change the life of child…

For more information about Operation Smile, visit Close To My Heart’s website,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Grandma's House - Studio J (digital scrapbooking)

I've told this story before, but now that I have the pictures scrapbooked I'd like to share it once again. My dear friend and extra special real estate agent, Stephanie Baldwin, took time out of her busy day to walk me through my Grandma's house that was up for sale. My Grandma passed away back in '97 and pretty much all of my memories of her are within this house. I had always wished that I had been in a place to purchase the home. Being just out of high school when she passed away, it was not in the cards. What a treat it was to walk back into "her" home. Even after 13 years, it still felt like Grandma. The owner of the home had change so little.

I have included larger photos of each page, so you can read my journaling easier.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Close To My Heart Studio J (Digital Scrapbooking) Bootcamp

I am super excited! This morning I registered for Close To My Heart's Consultant Only Studio J Boot Camp. In May, I'll be taking off for two days of in-depth training on all this Studio J, where we'll be learning advance creative techniques by creating an album of layouts. Close To My Heart is even going to have our layouts ready for us to bring home and show everyone. 

After returning, I'll be hosting my own Studio J Boot Camp to show you all that I learned. But you don't have to wait until then to start playing with Studio J - an easy peasy digital scrapbooking solution for all those precious photos that are begging to be let out of the dark recesses of your hard drives, camera, etc. They were important enough to take, now take a few minutes to scrap them!

BUDGET CLUB: Did you know that you could be earning FREE products in my Budget Club? Your Studio J purchases count toward the low budget club minimum of only $25 a month!

This layout was created using Studio J (online scrapbooking) in under 15 minutes!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rolled Paper Roses with Heart Shaped Pocket

After returning from CU, I was inspired to design this project to share at my upcoming team meeting. The folded heart shaped pocket is beyond easy to create and the rolled paper roses were the perfect final touch. Check out the video to learn how to create your very own.

Thank you Tresa for such an inspiring event and Denise for teaching us!

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