Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Workshop--January 31st, 6 p.m.

Every year, I do a Valentine workshop, and I love it because it's a chance to make fun, 3D ideas!  This year, we'll be making this adorable Cricut-cut box (inspired by Consultant Beth Naumann) as well as this fun 3D desktop cube that I totally copied from Lisa Stenz (, one of my FAVORITE Close to My Heart artists/Consultants.  I will also add another card and perhaps another 3D item if I feel we can get it done in one evening!  Cost for the class is only $10 --that's a bargain!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's finally done!!!

So, the bathroom makeover took about a month longer than it ever should have, but I am so happy with the results!  Can't wait for my customers to come check it out when they come to my classes.  I'm really regretting that I didn't take a BEFORE photo, but I think most of my regular customers can remember what it looked like before--quite a transformation!

January Club Layout featuring Sonoma paper

This is the layout we'll be creating at our January club.  It looks a little blank without a title, but I know that most of my club members will want to give it a custom title.   Our Sonoma paper pack has such a classy look to it, and the colors work for a lot of different subjects.  They're also perfect for vintage photos.  We've also got some great stamp sets and accessories that work well with Sonoma.  I've used C1467 Sweet Moments as well as Pin Clips and Bitty Sparkles.

Sign up in January and get a kit full of products from the NEW Spring/Summer catalog!

Thinking about becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant?  Whether you're signing up for a flexible way to earn extra income or just because you love scrapbooking/papercrafting and want that Consultant discount, I'd love to have you on my team!  If you sign up in January, you're invited to attend my team retreat in Branson, MO, January 27-29th, where we'll spend the entire weekend making beautiful projects with brand new products from our Spring/Summer 2012 catalog.  Being a Consultant has its perks!
Signing up is easy and affordable (our starter kit is only $99)--just visit my website at and click on "your opportunities."

It's Elemental--January's Club Workshp Cards

I got the card design on the left from Consultant Kandi Gallegos-Garcia.  I love the way she used small squares of the Elemental paper to create a quilt-like look.
I've become a big fan of our Elemental paper pack because it is so incredibly versatile.  The small patterns can be mixed and matched and they can be successfully paired with papers from other kits.  These cards will be our club cards for the month of January

The design idea for the card on the left came from Consultant Emilee Smith, though I simplified my version a bit.  For my flowers, I used the stamps from the Rock the Block stamp set, our January special.  For the card on the right, I made use of our awesome Decor Journaling Spots, made to coordinate with the Elemental paper.  Basically, they're little pouches with slide-out tags that you can journal or stamp on--too cute!  I also made use of our January Stamp of the Month to show you how you can customize your card for a specific date. 

Rock the Block and Sign Up for My Perpetual Calendar Workshop!

This is a special you don't want to miss!!  During the month of January, with any $25 purchase, you may purchase the Rock the Block special for only $15!  Why is this such an incredible deal?  Our new chipboard Collage Cubes will be a regular item in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 catalog, and they will retail for $14.95.  When you purchase this special in January, you get BOTH the Collage Cubes and an E-size stamp set for only $15.  E-size stamp sets retail for $29.95, so it's like getting a $29.95 stamp set FREE!!  Plus, those who purchase this set may attend my perpetual calendar workshop in February for only $10.

I got this fantastic perpetual calendar idea from fellow Consultant Lynn Como.  It's such a fun way to use our Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set.  If you purchase the Rock the Block special in January, you can attend this workshop on Monday, February 13th, for only $10.  You'll bring your cubes and your stamp set, and I'll have the paper, supplies and instructions.

We have a wonderful special for Studio J members in the month of January.  If you order nine layouts in January, you get your 10th layout for free!  Simply log in to your Studio J account, design 10 layouts, and when you check out, your 10th one will be free!  Feeling like a Studio J marathon?  Design 20 layouts, and your last two will be free.  This special is for Studio J members only, but you can purchase a Studio J memberhsip anytime you like!  Just visit my website at

January Stamp of the Month--Perfect for Layouts AND Cards

Our January Stamp of the Month is perfect for birthday cards, party invitations, and baby announcements, and it's a great way to highlight specific dates on your layout pages.  To get this awesome stamp set, be sure to place your order before the month is over.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase.