Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Friday, August 15th's Workshop - Makeup Session!

We are finally finishing July's double-page layout - or doing the whole thing if you haven't already!
Be sure to bring your July kit and the rest of your Ivy Lane paper pack - we are going to do a bonus layout using the remainder that pack!
And I'll be putting orders in on Friday for this month's layout workshop, which we will have on Thursday, August 28th (instead of the Friday because everyone is on holidays this month, it seems!)


You'll create this double-page layout and another one, plus if you buy a second paper pack, I have 3 additional double-page layouts to share with you!
You need to order:
A: Workshop-on-the-Go Kit - Brushed - G1087
B: Brushed Paper Pack - X7190B
Brushed Assortment - X3013
(or if you don't like the metal flowers, Brushed Complements X7190C - I'm getting both!)
Topiary Striped Washi Tape Z2002
1 sheet Pear Cardstock
1 sheet Slate Cardstock
2 sheet White Daisy Cardstock
You will also need to bring (if you have them):
Black, Canary, Juniper, and Pixie Exclusive Inks
I will have extra B&T Duos paper in the large floral/pink diamond print available for sale at the workshop as well.
Just go to my website: and "Join" the August Mystery Hostess Gathering to place your order and you will be entered in a draw for a $25 gift certificate (if the Gathering orders total $150 each month).

Saturday, August 2, 2014

New Annual Inspirations Idea Book, New Paper Packs!

Happy Saturday! Have you already had a chance to look over the new Annual Inspirations yet? You can download your own .pdf copy by clicking this link.
There are 9 new paper packs that cover every event from Back to School to a Day at the Beach.   I have already started using the designs and I'm inspired to get scrapbooking again.

For my latest Workshop Schedule, check out the new tab on the grey bar above this page.  This is where you will always find the latest Workshop, Crop and Special Event schedule!

Did you know Close to My Heart offers 3 levels of scrapbooking? Level One is digital scrapbooking through their online program, Studio J.  This software offers simple drop-in photo wells on predesigned pages, and has all the old and new paper packs that Close to My Heart has offered. It is different than Creative Memories Storybook Creator or Panstoria's Artisan program, which I will always offer and support, and can add some new options for you.
Level 2 layouts are similar to what us old Creative Memories die-hards are used to - layouts created using paper packets, Complements stickers and chipboard, and a few accessories.
Level 3 layouts add stamping and inking as an additional element to your pages.  CTMH offers Workshop-on-the-Go kits that includes a coordinating stamp and enough paper and supplies to create 6-8 pages, with enough left over to make a few cards.  I use these kits for my Layout Workshops usually held on the last Friday of each month (but is on August 20th this month).
The launch of a new Idea Book is always a good time to consider becoming a Close to My Heart consultant!  This year, two new consultant kits are being offered:
This is the new Scrapbooker's Kit - just $109 to join and you'll receive this pack valued at $400.
Or how about the Cardmaker's Kit?  It is also only $109 to join and is valued at $400

Be sure to check out this month's specials, also on the grey bar at the top of this page!  The Stamp of the Month is a great Hallowe'en one, and the Picture My Life program is featured as well.  It is a great program if you have a lot of pictures to get organized, and the cards are great embellishments on layouts and cards!

Just for fun, here are some great Level 2 layouts that showcase all of the new paper packs!  The supply list for each layout is included underneath each one, with a link to the product on my website.  Be sure to "Join" the August Mystery Hostess gathering on my home page before you order, and your name will be entered in a draw to become the Mystery Hostess and earn free product this month (1 entry for every $25 of retail product purchased).  

Note:  All of these pages are created using one of 3 How-To books:  Make it from the Heart, Volume One and Two and Magic
Chalk It Up:

12" x 12" School Year Layout
12" x 12" You Amaze Me Layout
Yuletide Carol:
12" x 12" Merry Christmas Layout
12" X 12" Merry and Bright Layout

12" x 12" Making Spirits Bright Layout
12" x 12" Warm & Cozy Layout
Confetti Wishes:

12" x 12" Happy Birthday Layout
12" x 12" Make a Wish Layout

12" x 12" Sassitude Layout


12" x 12" Getaway Layout
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment

12" x 12" Destination Layout
12" x 12" Sunshine Layout
Z3014 Seaside Assortment

12" x 12" Relax Layout

Don't forget to check in with your 90 day Summer Challenge program numbers, to earn one of these paper packs for free!