Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Mystery Hostess Party--order online and win hostess rewards!!

To give everyone a chance to order the Dream Pop special, I've set up an online party on my website,  Everyone who orders on the party will be entered for a chance to win the hostess rewards from the party.  Orders must be placed by Tuesday, May 22nd.  To join the party, visit my website and click on "Christina's May Mystery Hostess Party" to join.  I encourage you to order the Dream Pop special before it's gone, but any order will get you entered into my drawing!

May Club Projects featuring Buzz & Bumble

We'll be using the Buzz & Bumble paper pack for our May club projects.  You can choose to make the two-page layout or the four cards shown below it.   If you'd like to attend my May club, I have two sessions on Monday, May 20th, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.   All attendees are required to place a $20 minimum order (you can order the Dream Pop special and Stamp of the Month as part of your club order and qualify to attend the Dream Pop workshop on June 6th).

The "Wonderful Beautiful Day" stamp and flowers come from the Buzz & Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit (G1054, $29.95).  The "Buzzing with Good Wishes" stamp is sold individually, A1135 for $6.95.  I stamped everything in Cocoa ink and colored images with Crème Brulee ink.

These cards feature the "Puns and Praises" stamp set (C1535, $17.95).  The card on the left also uses the "Honeycomb" stamp set (C1537, $17.95).

This isn't the best photo of our layout this month, but hopefully it will give you an idea of what we'll be doing.  We've done some very feminine layouts the past couple of months, so this month, I wanted to do something with more masculine colors in it.  I still couldn't resist adding a couple of flowers, but you can leave them off if you want it to be completely masculine!


Dream Pop Workshop Projects!!!

I've had SO much fun playing with the Dream Pop paper pack!  The paper is so bright and happy that you can't help but love it!  Don't forget that this special paper pack is only available in May as part of our National Scrapbooking Month special.  With a $35 purchase, you can get the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10.  Add the May Stamp of the Month, and you've got the perfect ingredients for some adorable creations.  If you purchase both the Dream Pop paper packet and the May Stamp of the Month, you're invited to attend my Dream Pop workshop on Thursday, June 6th, 6 p.m.  We'll make a variety of fun projects with your new paper pack. . .and you'll still have plenty of it left to make more projects when you get home.

Here's what I recommend to get the most for your money:

Order $40 worth of miscellaneous products from the catalog. 
Add the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10.
This gives you a $50 order, which qualifies you to get the May Stamp of the Month for only $5!
This will get you about $80 worth of products for only $55 (plus tax/shipping)

FYI: I used Gypsy, Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, Smoothie and Cranberry inks for these various projects.  You can see a list of some of the accessories I used on my previous post.  You may want to order some of these items as part of your $35 qualifying order.  If you're coming to the class on June 6th, I particularly recommend the Wooden Trinkets.

And, if you're long-distance, you can order these items on my website and I'll send you instructions for making these fantastic projects!!

If you're a scrapbooker, you'll make BOTH of the layouts shown above, PLUS the three cards in the photo below.
If you're a card maker but not a scrapbooker, you'll make the three cards shown above PLUS the four cards shown in the photos below (and I may add another one or two because it's hard to stop making things with this beautiful paper)!

The card on the top was inspired by one that Karen Pedersen made (

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dream Pop is here!!

We have a fantastic special to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May!  Close to My Heart has created a fun, bright pack of paper full of adorable B&Ts and really cool EMBOSSED cardstock.  In the month of May, you can purchase the Dream Pop paper pack for only $10 with a $35 minimum purchase.

All of the cardstock in this paper pack is embossed with a shiny, clear patterns.  It gives the paper a really fun, unique look that's different than anything we've offered before!

The projects in the photo above will be part of my Dream Pop workshop on Thursday, June 6th.  To attend this workshop, you'll need to order both the Dream Pop paper pack AND the May Stamp of the Month (shown below) in May.  You'll need a $35 minimum order to qualify to purchase the Dream Pop paper packet for $10.  Add another $5+ item and you'll also qualify to purchase the May Stamp of the Month for only $5!!!   If you're planning to attend the workshop on June 6th (or you just want some fun accessories to use with this paper and these stamps), I recommend these accessories to use on your projects: 
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems, $3.95

Z1817 Washi Tape, $4.95

Color-ready Wooden Trinkets, Z1844, $6.95

Z1799 Shimmer Trim, $4.95

S1305 May Stamp of the Month: Pinwheel.  Purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 order in May!

Chantilly Card Workshop coming May 13th!

If you'd like to join us for the Chantilly Card Workshop on Monday, May 13th, 6 p.m., be sure to let me know by Saturday, May 4th, so I can get your kit ordered.  At this workshop, you'll be putting together the beautiful Chantilly Workshop on the Go Card Kit.  I'll provide the inks for your stamps--everything else comes in your kit, including a really cool stamp set that you'll use again and again.  The kit makes 15 cards.  Cost is $35.

Don't forget that our Dream Pop special is going on in the month of May as well.  If you'd like to attend the Chantilly Card Kit Class, I recommend that you consider adding the Dream Pop paper pack and the May Stamp of the Month to your order. . .that will qualify you to attend my Dream Pop workshop on June 6th.

If you're not local or can't attend my workshop on May 13th, you can order the Chantilly Card Kit and assemble it all on your own--the complete color instructions are included.  You'll need Lagoon, Sunset, Desert Sand and Sweet Leaf ink pads.  You can order this kit as well as the Dream Pop special, directly from my WEBSITE.