Tuesday, April 27, 2010

There's Something New at CTMH. . . .

It's here!!!!  Studio J, CTMH's fabulous new digital scrapbooking tool, launches TODAY!!  Can you feel the excitement?  Now, I know that to many of you, the digital scrapping world is a huge unknown, and is a little scary, but just click here to go to my Studio J information page, and try it out!  You'll have fun, I promise!!  It may not be the way you want to scrap all the time, but don't we all have those projects that we want to get done fast, but still look great??  Just pick your kit, drag and drop a few pictures, and VOILA! 
Done!  Or get a little crazy, and add in your own embellishments and titles.  Either way, grab your laptop and go play awhile.  Let me know what you think!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

OK, so the big Open House is this week-end.  I can't wait to show everyone the totally adorable products Close To My Heart has to offer.  I know some of you can't come to the Open House, so I thought I'd post some pix of my May classes.

This picture is the first page in my Veranda board book class. . . the camera just does not do justice to the beauty of the papers.  It is a cute little 6 x 6 chipboard book, suitable for all sorts of occassions (hmmmm. . . Mother's Day is coming up. . . . ).  Simple and sweet!!   Look at the slideshow on the right for pictures of all the pages. 
Monday, May 3, 6:30pm-9:30pm  $20

Each month I will offer a class I am calling the "Paper Princess Royalty Kit". Each basic kit includes 12 double-sided B&T Duos patterned papers, 10 pieces of coordinating cardstock, an exclusive stamp set (available only with the kit), a pack of embellishments, and a beautiful, full-color guide to complete either 4 scrapbook pages, or 12 cards.  All of that for only $29.95!!!  I am SERIOUSLY amazed at how much product is in these kits!!  A really great value at that price.  And so easy to do, since the instructions are included.  :-)  I will teach the scrapbook pages and the cards on different days, and I am going to offer both day and evening classes, so nobody will miss an opportunity to work on these fun projects!

Here is a picture of the May scrapbook Royalty Kit:

Wednesday, May 12, 12-2:30 or 7:00pm-9:30pm
$29.95 (not including tax & shipping)

And here is a picture of the card workshop (we will make 2 of each design):

Wednesday, May 26, 12:00-2:30pm, or 7:00-9:30pm
$29.95 (does not include tax and shipping)

I will also offer the kit classes as a club membership. . . a perfect opportunity to get together with some friends once a month, and knock-out some projects on a consistent basis.  As with most clubs, there are some awesome perks to being a member.   More details to come. . .

One last picture.  This is of our awesome Miracle kit, exclusive to Close To M Heart, in honor of National Scrapbooking Month (May). 
Isn't is beautiful???  Soooo pretty, and Spring-like!  Click the link in the right hand column to see the contents of the kit.

Whew!  Long post!!  That's it for now.  Never fear, there are more projects, but only the Open House attendees will get to see!!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Open House this week-end!!!!!!

OK, so I'm so excited about this business that I can hardly stand it, and I definitely want  to share it with all of you!!!!  So here are the details for the Open House this week-end:

Where:  my house, 309 N. Old Dominion Lane, Purcellville
When:  Saturday, April 24, 7-9:30pm  OR  Sunday, April 25, 6-8:30 (just drop by whenever you'd like)
What:  make a FREE card, tickets for door prizes, cute projects, class sign ups, and great food!!

So here's the deal. . . . you will earn tickets for the door prize drawings just for showing up.  BUT, you can also earn additional tickets BEFORE the Open House.  Here's how:

-RSVP your attendance (2 tickets)

-Be one of the first 10 people to RSVP (5 tickets)

-Schedule a Home Gathering with me (10 tickets)

-Hold your gathering BEFORE May 1 (20 tickets)

-Bring a friend to the Grand Opening (5 tickets per friend)

-Leave a message on my blog (5 tickets)

I've been hard at work creating samples and class projects, and you won't want to miss them!!  Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's here!!!

OK, so the big brown truck delivered the most wonderful package to my door on Friday. . . my starter kit!!!  YAY!  It is absolutely unbelievable how much product is in the starter kit (and I got the scrapbooking and cardmaking add-ons, too, so that added a few more goodies).  Here is a picture of all my "stuff" laid out on the floor.  I've been busy all week-end creating and crafting, so I hope to have some pictures up in the next day  or two.  Such seriously CUTE stuff!  Can't wait to show it to you all!  Be sure to come to the Grand Opening party on April 24 or 25!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Grand Opening and special incentive. . .

So I sat down with my calendar tonight and scheduled the dates of my first workshops and classes.  I will host a "Grand Opening" the week-end of April 24-25.  I know everyone is super busy on the week-ends, so I have 2 different times set aside:  Saturday 7-9:30pm, and Sunday 3:30-6:00pm.  Come to either, or both!! Plan on making a FREE super cute card, featuring the new Splendor paper.  So pretty!  I can't wait to show you all the BEAUTIFUL new papers and stamps in our new Summer Idea Book!! I will have samples of classes and workshops on display as well, but I know you will LOVE everything CTMH has in their amazing product line. Stay tuned for more details about the Grand Opening, including FREE GIFTS, and door prizes!

Please RSVP if you intend on coming.  Email:, or phone: 540-338-4110.  If you can not make it to the Grand Opening, but would still like to play, think about hosting your own home gathering.  You still get to make a FREE project, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home with a few friends.  Plus, you earn discounted or FREE goodies just for being the hostess.  Can't beat that deal with a stick.  More details to come. But as an added incentive, the first person to book a Home Gathering with me will receive a FREE stamp set!   You can do it, be the first!  The race is on!!  :-)

Check back often, as I will have project pictures and calendars up soon.  Final details for the Grand Opening as well.  Thank you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's coming. . . .

I received an email yesterday with a UPS shipping notification.  My starter kit will arrive on Friday, April 9.  YAY!!  I can not wait to play with all my new goodies.  Luckily, I am going to a crop on Friday and Saturday, so I should have plenty to keep me busy!  :-)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's official!!!!

I officially signed up today to be a Close To My Heart consultant.  Yippee!!!  I CAN NOT WAIT for all my goodies to come in the mail.  I'm so excited to be teaching again, and enabling, er, I mean, HELPING others learn this wonderful world of scrapbooking, stamping and papercrafting!  Stay tuned for super fun workshops and clubs coming soon. . . . . . . .