Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Autumn/Winter Idea Book Launch and Customer Appreciation Event - September 9 & 10

Are you ready to get your scrapping grove on again?  Behind on your cards?  Thinking now would be a good time to get some of your Christmas shopping out of the way?  Ready to jump into fall crafting with both feet?  Wish you could snuggle under a warm blankie and spend hours pouring over the most recent Idea Book for a healthy dose of inspiration?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, it is recommended that you come out to my Autumn/Winter Idea Book Launch and Customer Appreciation Event on September 9th and 10th!  This Idea Book Launch will be held at my home (102 Louisa Avenue, Kipling) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings.  It is a come and go event, chalked full with fun, prizes, make-and-takes, more prizes, customer specials, upcoming classes, special sale items, Workshops on the Go and even more prizes!!!  Yes, I typed that correctly - several ways to win!  Everyone that shows up will get their choice of a gift from the gift basket.  :) 

I will have some on hand product for sale, including new, gently used and retiring product.
Hostess Clubs will be resurrected for those that are interested.
Incentives will be offered for individuals that book gatherings to be held before November 30th.
BOGO discounts on select product.
Technique classes will be offered in conjunction with hostess clubs/workshops on the go.
Introduce a purchasing new customer, and you will receive your choice of stamp sets.
Everyone will have the chance to receive these benefits, but for the best selection please stop by early as some items are limited in quantity!

And as always get several chances to win the grand prize for each of the following:
One ticket for every $25 you spend
One ticket for every class you pre-register and pay for in advance
Three tickets for signing up for the Hostess Club
One ticket for RSVP, even if you can't attend your name will be entered
Three tickets for proving to me that you have been on Studio J  click here
One ticket for purchasing the National Stamping Month Constant Campaign  Triple Play
One ticket for ordering the Stamp Of The Month
One ticket if you sign up as a follower on this blog (see the right column entitled "Followers")
And who knows what else I might come up with between now and then?!?  There are lots of ways you can participate even if you can't join me in person, although I hope you are able to come out and have some crafting fun!

Can't wait to see you there!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn & Winter 2010 Idea Book New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous

Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the

Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great

products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Nancy's blog, you are on the right path!

You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog

to move to the next one! Here we go!

I am such a Christmas Card junkie, but wanted to create a basic workshop for beginner to more advanced card makers.  With this in mind I decided to experiment with the Brand New Mistletoe Level 1 kit, My Stickease and a few embellishments and I am very happy with the results.  I hope you like it too!  Comment's certainly welcome.

The whole Level One Kit - 16 cards, 10 gift tags and Memory Keeper Box.
4.25 x 5.5 cards - total of 12
More 4.25 x 5.5 cards
3 x 6 cards
Ten Gift Tags
My Creations Memory Keeper for your family's special Christmas treasures.

Here is a list of the products used:
Mistletoe Level 1 Paper Pack
Mistletoe My Stickease
My Creations Memory Keeper
Colonial White Card Bases
Glitz Glitter Gel
Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

Now "Hop" on over to Brandy's Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get

some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp


Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants below:
Erin Herring

Wendy Kessler

Meredith Burgess

Carla Ironside

Georgia Hauglid

Helen Onulak

Beth Naumann

LaJeania Hicks

Sheila Bennett

Traci Tanimura

Lisa Stenz

Heather Hunt

Lori Scott

Kimberly Smith

Jessica Moore

Cindy Leek

Haley Dyer

Wendy Fording

Antoinette Herrin

Jennifer Kraynak

Laurie Newton

Kathleen Rensel

Adeline Brill

Melinda Everitt

Teri Baxter

Leisa Hubley

Brae Montgomery

Tresa Black

Jennifer Kojder

Karen Norman

Dawn Heuft

Lori Blehm

Toni Hinchcliffe

Jean McNulty

Dawn Ross http://iamahappysta

Janelle Janish

Cristin Maughan

Cheryl Even

Tracey Jean Hastings

Rochelle Crawford

Debbie Carriere

Brandy Lees

Amy Edwards

Michelle Loncar

Terrie Dodd

Amy Schultz

Janice Schmidt

Carol Horton

Carrie Haines

Lori Miller

Amy Callaway

Nancy Keller

Sheila Szakacs

New Fall Product and 2010 Card Goal - Card 77

Cards made with two new fall paper packs - Olivia and Mistletoe (oh, looks like I should have paid better attention to my flowers... :)
Olivia Paper Pack with New Clear Cards

I'm looking forward to sharing this great new product with you. The Fall/Winter Idea Book is set to release on September 1st, with tons of great new product, Workshops on the Go, Stamps of the Month, Studio J. upgrades and so much more!! I'm also planning a couple of new workshops this fall. My Idea Book Launch and Customer Appreciation Event is coming up, more details coming soon. Can't wait for you to see what will be going on this fall!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Fall Product and 2010 Card Goal - Cards 73 to 75

Clear card using the Mistletoe Paper Pack.
Inside the Mistletoe Clear Card.
Another Mistletoe card.
Olivia Paper Pack Card with the new Mocha pearls.

Close To My Hearts New Fall Product Line

Flip Flaps Closed - looks like a 2 page layout.  Check out the beautiful peacock stamp and new Magnifique Paper Pack.
Flip Flaps Opened!  Two page layout turns into a six page LO.  You have got to see these in person.

New Flip Flaps and Scrapbook Challenge pages 52-57

Long overdue - more artwork! Card 70, 71 & 72

Inside of clear card
Clear card for my friend going through treatment for breast cancer.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cards made with Miracle (National Scrapbooking Month Constant Campaign)

Miracle is not just for scrapbookers - it makes great cards too!!  Thanks to Rebecca Lehman, another CTMH consultant for creating and sharing the cutting guide for this fabulous set of 14 cards!  I'm going to have to place another order, just to get a kit to do the scrapbooking workshop.  Scroll down for more pictures.

For more information, click here to find out how to purchase your very own Miracle Kit (includes B&T's paper, CS, Dimentional Elements with resist embossing, flip flaps, Mini Medleys in Colonial White and an instruction guide for scrapbooking).  An unbelievable deal for as little as $5.00!!  Woo-Hoo!!

Oh yah, and that is 14 more cards for my 2010 cardmaking goal of 100 cards.  I'm up to 68 posted now, with more than 25 more made that need to be posted.  Hope to share them with you soon!