Thursday, August 22, 2013

An exciting special coming your way!

This is an awesome special, and I can't wait for you to see these cute stamp sets!  Stay tuned for more details!

Friday, August 9, 2013

August Club Projects

Here's our August Club Layout featuring Tommy paper and accessories.  I love the Tommy paper, and though it has a "nautical" look to it, it can work for a lot of page themes.  On this layout, I used both the Tommy Canvas Stickease and the Tommy Assortment accessories to add some fun dimensional items.  I also snuck in a couple of stamped images from the Tommy Workshop on the Go stamp set.  If you're coming to my Monday club, you'll have the option to purchase some of these additional accessories to go on your layout if you decide you'd like to have them.

I think the accessories always look cute when they're "clustered" on your layout--in this cluster I used a stamped image, one of the canvas stickers and the cork sticker from the Tommy Assortment.

New Circle Spin Cards!!  Below are two of the cards that we did at our Convention Make N' Take this year (I changed the bottom up a bit to suite my tastes).  The cards are made with our awesome new Circle Spin cards (Z1866--pack of ten 5 x 7 cards with envelopes, $8.95).  We'll be making these two cards (along with another) at my Monday club on August 26th.  Let me know if you'd like to come join us.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Be an Alpha! Contest

Paper Pouch Album Class, Thursday, August 29th, 6 p.m.

My upline, Naomi Smith, shared an adorable and EASY album idea with us while at Convention this year, and I can't wait to show you how simple it is to put these albums together.  These albums use the Large Paper Pouches that were featured in our Spring/Summer catalog.  They recently retired these pouches, but I know that many of my customers and team members have a pack on hand, so it's still an idea worth learning!  There are 20 pouches in a package, and you really only need three to make one of these albums.  If you'd like to attend the workshop, cost is $10 and will include an entire package of the paper pouches (I ordered about a dozen packs before they retired) so that you can make one album in class and then go home with enough pouches to make five more!

You can choose from this fun baby design (which would make an adorable, inexpensive gift) or from the more all-purpose design shown below.  I think I may add one more design (probably with Laughing Lola paper because we love all those fun purples).




Laughing Lola Card Class September 5th

I'm really liking the two card kits they put in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  We're going to start with the first one--Laughing Lola--because it's a great year-round set of cards.  Close to My Heart has lowered the price of our card kits to $24.95, so that means you can make 15 beautiful cards and go home with a brand new stamp set for less than $30 (with tax and shipping).  Your kit contains all the card bases and envelopes, Laughing Lola Cardstock and B&T paper, exclusive Black, White and Silver Baker's Twine, 108 Purple Gems and a complete cutting guide with instructions.  The only thing not included in the kit is your stamp pads:  they use Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, and Pear. Sign up soon so I'll have plenty of time to order your card kit.  If you can't attend the workshop, order a kit to put together on your own from my website,

Fifteen awesome cards for less then $30 is a good deal. . .especially when you get a brand new stamp sets to keep with it!

Here's the stamp set that you'll get in your kit.  It's one I think you'll be able to use for years to comeAnd, remember, once you've made the 15 cards from the kit, you can turn around and use those same card designs with other paper packs and different ink colors. . .or come up with designs of your own.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's a Chocolate Affair!

Can't wait to see everyone tonight at my open house (Thursday, August 1st, 5 to 8 p.m.).  We'll have LOTS of chocolate to celebrate our August Stamp of the Month and we'll debut all the new products in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. . .including the awesome new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!  Can't wait for you to see it all.