Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sign Up for Fall Virtual Card Making Classes!

I'm SOOO excited about the next session of Virtual Cardmaking Classes!
What is a Virtual Class? And why would YOU want to take it?
What do you get out of it?
I started doing the Virtual Class for several reasons. Maybe one of these reasons applies you?
  1. The date and time of an actual workshop does not always work with everyone's schedule. Especially in the fall with school activities going on!
  2. I work full time - so can only do classes in the evening. Going to class while your kids are in school is easier or you don't like driving at night.
  3. I live in Murfreesboro, TN - you live several hours (or days) away!
  4. You like to be crafty at 2am.... I don't (I used body just doesn't allow it anymore!)
  5. You've never created cards. If you are only a scrapbooker, creating cards can be intimidating! I KNOW! When I went to create my first card I was STUCK on where to start!!
  6. You are afraid to cut your paper. You might cut something wrong and you only have one chance to get it right! (Believe me - I've had this fear when I know I have ONE CHANCE to get it right!)
  7. You are not afraid of cutting your paper wrong - you just hate taking the time to cut it! Honestly, some people just do not enjoy cutting paper!
This is a 4 month class. The price of the basic kit each month will always be $28. You will have the option to add 1-3 ink pads at $9.50 each (ALWAYS OPTIONAL).
The kits are our awesome Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kits but what makes these kits different is I will order and PRE-CUT the materials for you! When your kit arrives in the mail from me, you will have everything that comes in the original kit PLUS your leftover scraps (you can create more cards!) and the pieces for each card will be sorted into marked envelopes! Now all you have to do is stamp and assemble! ALSO, when I ship the kits to the members they will get an extra little "happy" (something that you can use on your cards that is not included in the actual kit!)
What do these kits include: (See photo below for a recent kit that was shipped)
1. 12 Cards & Envelopes
2. SORTED Pre-Cut Papers plus scraps
3. Embellishments
4. Exclusive Stamp set
5. Printed Instruction Guide
6. EXTRA HAPPY from me!
When you join my fall session of classes, you will be sent a link to join a FACEBOOK GROUP CLASSROOM. On or close to the 15th of the month (depends on which day it falls) I will post a Facebook LIVE video in the private classroom group showing how to create each card - walking you through each step start to finish. You can follow along with me LIVE or watch when it is convenient for you! Have a question? Ask away! Share you creations!
ATTENDING CLASS OFFERS A BONUS: In addition to the cards we create in the kit, I share 2 additional cards I created using the same pre-cut pieces in different ways to create a 2nd look! These extra cards aren't shared anywhere else - so attending class is the only way you'll see them! I'll give you stamping tips along the way. 
Even though the actual WYW kits will be increasing in price starting September, I'm going to keep the base price of the kits at $28 for this session. This prices includes the pre-cutting of kit, ALL of your kit materials including the stamp set and guide, and priority mail shipping to you! I am NOT including the cost of shipping the kit to me first. Each additional ink added will be $9.50. All payments for the class are through Paypal. 
Our first Class will be Hugs for You.
Ink colors needed to create these cards are: Charcoal, Saffron & Sugarplum
Sign up BEFORE September 3 and I will mail you a NEW 2018 Holiday Expressions!
Sign up for your first class here!
(*Note - This paypal button may not work on your mobile device -
email me if you can't use the button)

Hugs For You Virtual Class

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bring Back My Pack - More Magical

Today we have a special blog hop for you!  We are sharing our creations using the Magical Paper Pack that Close To My Heart has brought back in their BRING BACK MY PACK campaign.  The Magical Paper Pack has become even MORE MAGICAL with some updated colors that will be introduced in our upcoming Holiday Expressions (debuting September 1 to customers!). If you came from Michelle Stewart's Blog you are on the right track!  The hop is a big circle so when you get back to me you will know you completed the hop. This is a small hop so you will get through it in a breeze!

I created all the layouts that were in the instruction guide that you can download when you order the Magical Bundle. I had so much fun (they were quick and easy to put together) I wanted to keep going!  Right now I have this THING with our new Stitched Thin Cuts.  I LOVE them!  I wanted to use them on a page with Magical so I pulled out my Stitched Circle Thin Cuts and cut a bunch of circles from pieces of Magical papers and some from the Coordinating Cardstock pack (There are TWO New colors in it!).

Here is my page I created.... I'm kind of giddy about it actually.  I hope you like it!

I used the new Carolina Blue as my base page and cut a White Daisy down to 10 3/4 x 10 3/4.  Then I just scattered the circles around.  My title is from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  I drew stitched lines around the white daisy edge to give it a finished look.

Product Used:

More Magical Paper Packet (CC8181) - $10.95
More Magical Coordinating Cardstock (CC8182) - $9.95

White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
Black & White Dots - Z3314
Marvi Uchida LePen Journaling Pen - Z1979

This fun paper pack will only be available While Supplies Last through September 30!

Get your More Magical products HERE!

Now it is time to hop over to Katy Taylor's Blog and see what she has created!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Here's To You Blog Hop

Today we have special blog hop for you! Now through August 31 we have a special bundle available for purchased called Here's To You.  This bundle includes everything you need to create 7 cards and a one page layout!   It features 4 exclusive stamp sets and you can purchase the bundle with or with the Rose Embossing Folder!  See all the details for the bundles below.   If you have arrived from MELINDA EVERITT'S blog you are on the right track!  This hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop!! 

This is one of the cards that I created using leftover supplies from the bundle. There are plenty of scraps left to create several additional cards!  I'll be sharing the details for creating this card in my on-line virtual class.  You can see details for the class HERE

I love the soft colors that are included in the bundle!  It has our featured Color of the Year - Bashful which will be retiring at the end of August!  

Here's To You Workshop Kit w/Rose Embossing Folder (CC1790) - $48.95
Here's To You Workshop Kit wo/Embossing Folders (CC1791) - $42.95

Although each stamp can be purchased separately, 
the workshop kits are the best value!
Be sure to grab your bundle before the end of August!
Contact your consultant or
if you do not have a Consultant, you can order on-line:

Now it is time to hop over to Vickie ODell's Blog and see what she has created!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Stamp of the Month - For the Love of Crafting

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month's stamp isFor the Love of Crafting. This fun stamp set has 9 images!! If you came from Melissa Robinson's Blog you are on the right track! The hop is one big circle so when you get back to me you will know you have completed the hop! If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire list of participants HERE.

I know that many of my customers have been waiting for this month to get here because of this stamp set!  There are so many crafty images and sayings in this set.  When we attend Close To My Heart's convention, it is tradition to get your convention roomies a little something. I decided to use this stamp set to make a fun gift for my convention roomies this year.  

I started with a bunch of 1 3/4" stitched hearts thin cuts in lots of bright colors and added them to a white background.  Next I stamped several of the images and cut them out.  I used my ShinHan Touch Twin markers to color the letters.  Then I worked with the images and a few extra hearts (a larger and smaller heart than my background hearts) to create  dimension.  I made layers using 3D foam tape and dots along with Thin foam tape and dots.  My final touch was to scatter some bitty sparkles around on the heart background.

I found the 5x7 shadow box frame at Michael's.  I made three of these.  I'm kind of sad that I gave them all away because now I don't have one for myself!  I'm thinking about making a larger version for a bigger frame.  We shall see where that ends up on my TO DO list.    

Here are the products I used on this project:
Inks:  Black Ink & Willow Ink
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:
3D Foam Tape
3D Dots
Thin Foam Tape
Thin 3D Dots
Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
Bitty Sparkles

Get this stamp during AUGUST ONLY!!!
It's just $5 with a $50 purchase!
Contact your consultant or shop here:

I can't WAIT to see what everyone else has done with this stamp!  Let's head over to  Alyson Mayo's Blog and see what she has to share! 
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