Friday, August 31, 2012

Last day to grab the FABULOUS CTMH Damask Bag for joining my team!

All month long thousands of crafty people have joined Close to My Heart and they received the GORGEOUS (and roomy, really, it holds SO much scrapping stuff!) CTMH Damask Bag that consultants received at convention in Dallas in July.

For $49, you can choose the Essentials kit and boost your creativity to new heights! Of course the bag comes with this option!
 For $99, you can choose the Master Kit and get everything in the Essentials kit plus more crafty and business supplies! And of course, the Damask Bag!!
You can click here to go directly to my website and sign up as a member of my team, the Sandy Hearts! I welcome crafters of all levels, beginners to master crafters, as well as people who want to just jump start their scrapbooking and cardmaking creativity, and those who want to start a new business. Everyone is welcome here!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

September Streamlined Scrappin' Club: Scholastic or Flirty!

My Streamlined Scrappin' Club meets on September 21, at 7 pm. This month you can choose from two kits: Scholastic or Flirty! Both awesome choices for this time of year--Scholastic is obviously a great choice for back to school layouts, while Flirty can be fabulously fall! If you would like to come to club, use the PayPal links on the right side of the blog to purchase your kit. Hope to see you!

Scholastic featured layout (plus we make two more double layouts)

Flirty (PLEASE NOTE if you choose this kit, you'll make the same layout as the Scholastic kit)
All of our layouts are from the fabulous Make it From Your Heart how-to book! We used them last night for the first time--awesome!!!

You can even write in your books whatever changes we made to the layout or techniques you want to remember--and use the same layout over and over! It's amazing how different a layout can look with different papers, embellishments, and colors!

Friday, August 17, 2012

CTMH It's Your Day DOUBLE Stamp set for National Stamping Month

I.Love.This.Stamp.Set!!!  Consultants are able to order promotions ahead of time so I got my set last week and have already used it several times! I have a Smash book that I've been working on for a while, it is full of things, songs, and people that I love, and this double stamp set works PERECTLY in that book! Now that I have the new Artiste Cricut cartridge (THANK YOU PENNY!!!) I can't wait to make my own tags and folders and envelopes and embellishments for my Smash book and my scrapbook pages!
You can get this awesome double stamp set for just $5 when you place an order of $35! You can shop online on my website, or email me your order too. Whatever works!

Don't forget to order your own Artiste Cricut Collection!! This cartridge is AMAZING and is a MUST HAVE for your crafting!! My ONLY problem is which cartridge am I going to use first, Artiste or Art Philosophy?!?!? Decisions, decisions!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Close To My Heart CLEARANCE sale!!!

HOLY COW!!! I just checked my website clearance section and there is a TON of new stuff on sale!!! GREAT PRICES!! CLICK HERE to go directly to the clearance section!


$2.00!! 12x12 Quick Pic Album!!!
Head on over to my website and shop your heart out!!! CLICK HERE to go directly to the clearance section!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dakota Club this week, plus Join CTMH!

This Friday my Club Ladies are coming over to make this darling layout plus two more using the Dakota paper pack! This layout is from the NEW Make it From Your Heart how-to book, which each club member has purchased. We are using these instead of the Workshop on the Go guides that we've been using for a while now. All three of our layouts will come from this book each month, and we'll rotate and modify and make them unique each month! Club members added this book onto their August club orders for just $8, no shipping or tax as a thank you from me.

This is the cover of the book, and I am just in love with it! Smaller in size and less in cost but jam packed with awesome new sketches! I am especially thrilled with the price, just $7.95 plus shipping and tax. If you'd like to join my club, we'll add this amazing book to your first club order ($24 for the Basic Kit, or $40 for the Workshop on the Go kit) for just $8 as well. Then bring it to each club and we'll use it each month to make our layouts.

Also, only 45% of the inventory of those GORGEOUS Damask bags are left!! This fabulous bag is yours for just $49 or $99 when you join my team, the Sandy Hearts, as a Close to My Heart consultant!

Join here!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

CTMH's Spellbound Workshop on the Go! Super cute!

How do you Scrap??

I belong to several scrapbooking groups on Facebook, and there have been a couple of posts going that are very curious to me. One was about scrapping your photos even if they are not the best quality (blurry shots) or if the subject isn't smiling or posing. The other was about scrapping in chronological order--or not.

So far I am in the minority for the first question and may be the LONE NON-CHRONOLOGICAL scrapper for the other! LOL!

Below are some of my layouts, some are Studio J, some are traditional, but you can see I scrap funny pictures where my kids don't look so good (my all-time favorite photo of my son is in that Oreo Layout, look at that hair!!), and many of these pages were made in the correct season, but photos didn't complete them until much later. And I jump back and forth in time--really, I scrap what strikes my fancy. No rhyme or reason--I find I get more done that way. And it also prevents me from worrying about is this book done, or "OMG I'm stuck in 2004!"  I just scrap.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Workshops on the Go Kits are a CTMH Favorite!

Our new catalog and Idea Book has FIVE NEW Workshops on the Go beyond the Eight scrapbooking workshops. There are TWO card making kits, two home decor kits, and a special Halloween party kit! Be sure to click on the tab above that has been updated with descriptions and prices, and be on the lookout for dates and sign up opportunities. I will be planning out these workshops very SOON!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Studio J layouts--have you tried CTMH's online studio scrapping yet??

I took some photos the other day of some special gifts I have received recently, and thought I'd scrap them Studio J style instead of traditionally. I also had some older layouts in there that I ordered as well. One of my FAVORITE things about Studio J is the JPEG files--free with every purchase! This way I can share them quickly and easily with my facebook friends and also here on my blog! Then when my layouts arrive, I slid them into page protectors and into the albums they go. AWESOME!!

My special gifts from my special man! LOVE my Avias!

Maggie's 8th birthday party

Maggie's 8th birthday party

Shop the new CTMH Idea Book starting today, or join my team and get the free bag!

This gorgeous Idea Book goes LIVE at 11 am EST!!

Baroque Borders Stamp of the Month begins today!

This awesome tote is yours FREE when you join my team beginning at 11 am EST TODAY!!