Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Christmas Card Workshop

Designs and photo are CTMH www.closetomyheart.com
Love the look of handmade personal Christmas cards but don’t feel like you have the time? Get an early jump start on your holiday greetings with this 2 hour workshop. You will create 12 beautiful yet deceptively easy (meaning no creative talent needed) Christmas Cards to send to your loved ones. What’s the cost? $15 dollars and you get: great time with fun gals, snacks, 12 completed cards, (see Merry & Bright on page 52) accented with cranberry grosgrain ribbon, and cranberry brads. RSVP by Oct. 1st please so that I have time to place the order and get all of the supplies.

Friday Oct: 10, 2008:
6:30 to 8:30pm

My place. Call for directions

RSVP by:
Oct. 1, 2008


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I had a great time with each of the wonderful ladies that came to the Scrapbook Extravaganza. I saw lots of smiles so I think they had a great time too. A big Congratulation goes out to Kristen Ryan for winning the Grand Prize valued over $42.00. She won the new Circle Around stamp set a 2.5 by 2.5 block and a new Sorbet stamp pad, one of four exclusive new colors. Leigh Raines was the winner of the new Acrylic Album.

I had a great time and loved showing off all of the great new products CTMH has to offer. I hope my enthusiasm was contagious. Here are a few of the projects I displayed as well as the make n take each of the girls created. On the top layout (inspired by a layout on page 73 of the new CTMH Idea Book) you'll see the 4 new colors Sorbet, Tulip, Juniper, and Creme Brulee. I used the new Coffee Stain , Make My Day, Circle Around and Summer Harvest stamp sets. What you can't see is the new voice recorder that is hidden behind a picture. It allows you to record 30 seconds of audio and play it back. The battery is long lasting and easy to change without affecting your creation. The recorder can be painted, stamped on, or altered. Basically it's awesome you should get at least one! The second page uses the Juniper and Creme Brulee colors, our new white rub-ons, the Make It Count, and new Classmate Alphabet stamp sets. The third layout uses all of the new colors, the Coffee Stain and Paradise stamp sets, the mini-medleys in spring blossom and awesome Color-Ready Alphabets. This layout was inspired by page 8 of the Fall/Winter CTMH Idea book and the pop up make n take card was seen on page 31. I used moonstruck, bamboo and white card stock, moonstruck ink and the Route 66 B&T paper as well as the new Snowflake Kisses stamp set. The fun technique of "popping up " was used on the inside card for the "warm winter wishes" it's from the new Winter Memories stamp set. Wow, this seems like a whole lot of typing. I bet you can't even imagine this is just the tip of the iceberg so to say, of all the new products. And I hope you noticed how inspirational the new Idea Book is and if you would like to get your hands on one please contact me.

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Fall/Winter Close To My Heart Idea Book

It's here and ready for you to flip through it's magical pages. I bet you'll think this is great reading material too. I have your free copy (a $3.95 retail value) waiting for you when you attend the Scrapbooker's Extravaganza this Tuesday at 6:30pm. Please email or call me for details. Please see the official invitation below for the event details. You'll also see how you can increase your chances of winning great door prizes. I have one prize valued over $42 and two awesome Acrylic Albums to give away. I hope you can make it you will not want to miss this fun event.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Create a FANtastic Football Party

Here are some tips/ideas to help make your next game day FANtastic!

Make your Football party the hottest ticket in town with a super "ticket" invitation from http://www.party411.com/

Decoration ideas:
  • Set the table with a grass table cloth. You can purchase indoor/outdoor green grass carpeting from a local hardware store and use it as the foundation for your tablescape. Then use white athletic tape or electrical tape to create the yard lines. You can substitute green felt in place of the grass.
  • Mark the party spot with your team colors: Decorate around your mailbox and front door in your team colors by hanging team bunting and or a team flag.
  • Make Football brownies and sandwiches by using a football shaped cookie cutter.
  • Have your own stadium cups made in your teams colors to commemorate the date and event.
  • Paint the face's of your guests in your teams logo, or give an extra gift to those who come with theirs painted.
  • Make sure all guests have a team pom-pom and wear their team colors.
  • Give a special gift to the Best Dressed guest.


  • Divide into two teams Home and Visitors; have a paper football champion ship during breaks.
  • During half time, take it outside and see who's the best kicker. Let each guest try to kick a field goal. The furthest in bounds kick wins.
  • While outside have everyone try their hand at being the quarter back. Take a piece of plywood and cut three holes out of it three times the size of the football. Then give each a score, 10, 20, 30. Each person gets 4 passes. If the throw makes through a hole then the person get the amount of points allotted for that hole. The person with the most points wins.
  • Create a trivia game relevant to your favorite team. Divide the group into two teams; Home and Visitors. The team with the most correct answers wins.
  • Have a trophy made and award it to the winner of your day's games. That person/team is responsible for hosting the next event.

FANtastic Football Party Tips:
  • Start the pre-game party an hour to an hour and a half before Kick Off
  • Warm up the mood with food, drinks, and your own pre-games
  • Have friendly competition during commercials and the half time break
  • Keep score, The Home Team & The Visitors
  • Award a trophy to the winning team, they have to host the next event

Monday, September 1, 2008

You've Got To Check This Out

This is a YouTube video of Jennifer McGuire (you've seen her and her awesome work in many Scrapbooking Mags) well here is a video of her altering the new CTMH Memory Keeper box. She has lots of neat tips you can even use on your pages.