Sunday, March 27, 2016

Picture My Life + Everyday Life = A Beautiful Life!


We have two separate product lines that make a BEAUTIFUL combination! Our new Everyday life album and page protectors - with 4x6 and 4x3 sections allow for quick and easy memory keeping with the Picture My Life pocket cards! (Check them out here.)

These card provide sentiments, backgrounds, and journaling to enhance your photos! Memory keeping was never SO EASY!

You can add embellishments - washi tape, sparkles, puffies, ribbon, twine - or not! It's all up to you! And of course the album can be altered, embellished or even covered with paper! Even our My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album works with these products as well!

AND at this moment, there are THREE Picture My Life kits in my CLEARANCE section, normally $8.95, NOW ONLY $2.70!! What a DEAL!


http://christineadams.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=167
Are you one that struggles with "scrapbooking" not knowing where to start and not wanting to invest a whole lot of time into the creation of your albums? THIS is the product for you! And one your kids could easily do for themselves as well! What a precious gift to give to them or yourself!

Happy Creating!

Well, Hello Paradise!

For those that don't follow the Close To My Heart blog, here is some amazing artwork with the Hello Paradise Stamp Set that is ONLY available through March 31, 2016!
Check out this layout with the photo/memory beautifully framed by the images on this stamp set!
Buy two stamp sets, get one free! #stampaganza #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #vacation
Tropical flowers and leaves paired with stylized sentiments make this stamp set great for decorating scrapbook pages of your favorite getaways. But it also makes simply exotic cards:Buy two stamp sets, get one free! #stampaganza #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #vacation
Check out that colorful parrot hiding among the leaves below!Buy two stamp sets, get one free! #stampaganza #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #scrapbooking #cardmaking #craft #vacation
As you can see, this stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking AND cardmaking. And did we mention it is only available until March 31? Better act quickly before paradise slips out of reach!
Thankfully, now is the time perfect time to get it because Stampaganza is still going on—for every two stamp sets you purchase, you get one free! So, treat yourself to this exclusive stamp set, and say hello to YOUR paradise today!
Recipes
12" x 12" Hello Paradise Page
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, X5759 Pacifica Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5778 Saffron Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z3204 Maritime Puffies, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
5 ½" x 4 ¼" Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5775 Sapphire Cardstock, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3024 White Shimmer Trim, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
5 ½" x 4 ¼" Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3146 Watercolor Paper, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
4 ¼" x 5 ½" Happy in Paradise Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, D1683 My Acrylix® Woodland Romance, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunshine Birdies - Stamp of the Month!

Get this adorable stamp set for just $5! 


 With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! 



Add the stamp set to your cart HERE at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5! But hurry. It is only available until the end of the month.

Set of 11
Recommended Blocks:
2" x 2" (Y1003), 2" x 3 1/2" (Y1009)

Hello Paradise Stamp Set!

With Stampaganza well underway, we’re adding a new option for all the stamp-lovers out there. It’s called Hello Paradise, and it is an adapted version of the stamp set Close To My Heart gave to the 2016 Eastern Caribbean incentive trip earners earlier this month. 



The D-size stamp set was so popular with that group that they have decided to make it even more widely available—but only for a limited time! This awesome stamp set is being offered as part of our Stampaganza buy-two-get-one-free promotion, it will only be available through March 31! So be sure to get it while you can!



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Charlotte Workshop Your Way Videos!

Our new Workshops Your Way programs not only give you a tremendous value for your money but the projects are SO easy to create!! These videos walk you through cutting your paper, assembling the layouts, picture my life pages, and cards! 

Here are the Charlotte WYW videos. Watch to see how easy this project is, or pause and play as you create along with the video!





To order your own Charlotte Workshop Your Way kit, click here!





Penelope Workshops Your Way Videos!

Our new Workshops Your Way programs not only give you a tremendous value for your money but the projects are SO easy to create!! These videos walk you through cutting your paper, assembling the layouts, picture my life pages, and cards! 

Here are the Penelope WYW videos. Watch to see how easy this project is, or pause and play as you create along with the video!





Order your Penelope Workshop Your Way to complete these projects by clicking here!

Happy Creating!





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How To Create An Easter Shaker Card!

Watch as Jill shows you how very easy it is to create a shaker card! This example is Easter, but you can easily change the theme for ANY occasion!


Happy Creating!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

It's Stampaganza Month!!

What is "stampaganza" you ask? It's an exciting event where during an entire month you can buy two stamps and GET ONE FREE!


And there is no limit!! Simply add all of the stamps your heart desires to your shopping cart, and for every two stamps you have in your cart a third will be FREE! How do they know which one is free if there are more than three? Simple, if you order 6 stamp sets, the two least expensive stamp sets will be FREE!

So plan out your wish list, check your budget, order together with a friend and possibly qualify for FREE HOSTESS rewards as well!!! Contact me if you'd like more information!

Click here to view available stamp sets!

Penelope Workshops Your Way Kit!

This month my club is ordering our springtime kit called Penelope to create when we meet in April! This kit has spring fun written all over it!

With this kit you will make THREE 2-page layouts, ONE 2-page Picture My Life layout, and EIGHT cards! The kit includes 12 sheets of pattern paper, cardstock, coordinating stickers and velum pieces, Limeade Washi Tape, and Silver Playful Puffies!


You can make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs):

To complete the cards you will also need:
C1638 - Spring Critters Stamp Set - $13.95
Z3207 - Spring Critters Thin Cuts - $19.95
X254 - Cards/Envelopes Value Pack - $14.95
Z899 - Memento Ink - $7.95
Z3132 - Watercolor Paints - $11.95
Z3188 - Paint Brushes - $8.95
Z3146 - Watercolor Paper (optional but recommended) - $6.95
Z555 - Craft Heater - $34.95

Charlotte Workshop Your Way!

Our Workshops Your Way kits are an AMAZING deal! For only $27 you get all the supplies and instructions to create THREE 2-page layouts, ONE 2-page Picture My Life pocket layout, PLUS cards! Wow!

This month my club will be working on Charlotte - beautiful, soft and subtle colors make this kit a classic! Wedding, baby, spring, heritage, or anything theme really would go well with these colors and patterns.

The kit comes with 12 sheets of pattern paper, cardstock, black and gold ribbon, gold treasured puffies, and coordinating complements (stickers and chipboard shapes)! You just add adhesive and photos! (And page protectors of course! We carry a varieity of top loading, side loading and pocket page protectors here.


With this kit you can make NINE cards - 3 each of 3 designs - using our Springtime Wishes stamp set, thin cuts, and watercolor paints!

If you would like to order your own kit, let me know! If you would like to join my once-a-month club, let me know that too! We typically meet on the 4th Friday/Saturday of every month. We'd love to have you join us!

Or if you would like to order a kit of your own to ship directly to you, click here! When adding your kit to your cart, be sure to download the cutting and instruction guide (right under the "add to cart" button) so you will have everything you need to create the layouts.

Extra items needed to create the cards, which you may already have, include:
C1641 - Springtime Wishes Stamp Set - $13.95
Z3201 - Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts - $13.95
X254 - Cards/Envelopes Value Pack - $14.95
Z899 - Memento Ink - $7.95
Z3132 - Watercolor Paints - $11.95
Z3188 - Paint Brushes - $8.95
Z3146 - Watercolor Paper (optional but recommended) - $6.95
Z555 - Craft Heater - $34.95

Stonewall Resort 2016 Crop Recap!

I'm sorry it has taken me this long to get a post on here....I just wanted to share how much fun we had at Stonewall for my annual crop! Here is just a tiny recap - I didn't snap pictures of my my helpers, the workshops or the fun stuff, but I hope you can join us next year - *no official plans yet, but I'll let you know*!

We had the expansive ballroom and these girls really load up their tables! Their passion for the art, their devotion to the heritage and purpose, their love for one another is contagious!

Everyone at my crop WINS! Each year I have a game for them to "earn" their prize! They play as a group - each table cluster. This year's theme was Guess The Decade - you had to guess the song, artist, movie and decade it was released by hearing a song clip and seeing an image from the film. Team work was required, but EVERYONE WON! Good job girls - I am impressed!!


Each year I also have an auction where you can bid on prizes! This year I had $672 worth of prizes to bid on! **Note: for those in attendance, next year we will have a microphone!** Everyone has opportunities to earn crop cash - which never expires, so if you don't use it one year, bring it back to the next crop!


We also have a dedicated person assigned to help us raise money for Operation Smile. Nicole does a great job every year! This year between the Spring Basket drawing, 50/50 drawing, Animal Greetings Stamps, and OS t-shirts we raised almost $400!!! That will go to directly change the life of TWO children. That alone made our weekend!

Finally, since we didn't have room for an artwork contest this year, I went around and took pictures of what people were working on to inspire us all! As I was compiling these images into a Power Point Presentation, I was overwhelmed with emotion! These women, every-single-one of them was not only having a wonderful weekend away from everyday life and surrounded by friends and laughter, they were also preserving family heritage, honoring those who have served in the military to protect our freedom, celebrating cancer survival, remembering those who didn't survive, celebrating first bike rides, marriages, babies, the list goes on and on! And EACH ONE has an important, meaningful story to tell. And because of these ladies, that story is now available to pass down from generation to generation! I'm so proud of these women, and honored to be counted as one of their friends!





Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. But Lord willing, I will see you all next year at Stonewall Resort for another fun filled, purpose driven weekend away! Love you guys!