Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Retiring Products List

The Retiring Items List is out.  You can see pictures and a full list of the products on my website under the “Going Soon” tab or simply click here.

Be sure to get these products before they are gone.  They are now available while supplies last.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Jaime

Friday, June 23, 2017

Next Card Class–a Magic Card and All About the Gold Fundamentals

I am THRILLED to share my next card class with you.  I had SO MUCH FUN creating these cards that I had to make myself stop because we wouldn’t have time to complete more. 

This class will be held on 
Thursday, August 3 from 6:30-9:30pm.

Card Club 07 - CTMH Gold Fundamentals (1)

There is 1 special card in there called a MAGIC card.  It truly is magical.

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I didn’t create this technique.  I simply watched a few different You Tube videos and made it work for my card.  I used the Balloon Wishes stamp set (D1667) that will be retiring on July 31.  Just a HINT – wait until July to purchase this stamp set (more details to come).

Card Club 07 - CTMH Gold Fundamentals (2)

The rest of these cards were created using the All About The Gold Fundamentals overlays.  I will admit that I was really scared when I started, but once I made a few cards the ideas kept coming and it was so much fun and EASY!!!

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Now you are probably wondering why these cards have no sentiments?  That was done on purpose so that you would have some completed cards to simply add a sentiment for whatever occasion comes up.

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Card Club 07 - CTMH Gold Fundamentals (7)


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Cutting diagrams, patterns and instructions will be shared with all class attendees and those purchasing a kit.

So who wants to join us in learning to make a Magic card and 14 All About the Gold Fundamentals cards?  If you aren't local or can't come to the class, I can mail you a kit that will include my cutting diagrams, instructions, all stamped images, and pictures. 

Thursday, August 3 from 6:30-9:30pm

Cost is $25 to make 1 Magic card and 14 cards (2 each of 7 designs) 

Register by Monday, July 17th
If you can't make it to the workshop, I can put a kit together for you.  Add $5 if shipping applies. Add $10 if you want your kit cut (all kits will include stamped images).
Leave a comment or email me to register for the class or a kit.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jaime

Thursday, June 15, 2017

25% OFF all Cardstock packs–now thru June 30

This just announced…

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Close To My Heart’s unique white-core cardstock is a must-have for all your papercrafting projects, and you can save 25% off the retail price of all of our Cardstock packs during this month’s Cardstock Carnival!

Choose from any of these great cardstock options:

-Combination packs that include 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 different colors

-Single-color packs that include 24 sheets of one of our exclusive colors

-Coordinating cardstock packs that include 12 sheets, 3 each of 4 colors chosen to coordinate with one of our themed paper packets

You can never have too much paper, so now is the perfect time to enjoy great savings on this papercrafting staple!  Click here to start shopping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jaime

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Scrapbook Club–No Worries

Happy June!  Today I am sharing my July Scrapbook Club pages using the No Worries paper collection.

CTMH No Worries P1&2I added the Happy Thoughts embossing folder to the tan pieces on the far right and left of each page.

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (1)

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On this layout I added the Wood Slats embossing folder in conjunction with the Square Diffuser (both of which are retiring). 

CTMH No Worries P3&4

I also used the Edge Distresser on the grey woodgrain piece.

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (4)

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (5)

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (6)

To make this a workshop I used the same cutting diagrams and patterns as the other collection above.

CTMH No Worries P5&6Technique tip: Fold the corner back on the paper and use the Stapler to hold the paper back.

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (9)

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (7)

CTMH No Worries Close-Ups (8)

If you would like to create these pages then join us at one of the following workshops or buy a kit and I’ll include my instructions for free.

Come and create with us!
 
Sunday, July 9 at 2pm Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm

Cost starts at just $33 and includes a full paper packet and all the embellishments needed to complete the pages.

But, remember you choose how much you want to spend and purchase only the embellishments and tools that you want.

If you aren’t local, I can put together a kit for you with all of the products as well as my cutting diagrams, instructions, and pictures of the pages.

Register by Friday, June 23 to reserve your seat.

Leave a comment or email me if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jaime

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monthly Specials–time is running out

Time is running out to get your hands on this month’s special Live Beautifully paper collection and the May stamp of the month, Live Laugh Love.

CTMH Live Beautifully P7&8

I just finished this layout that we will also make at June’s Scrapbook Club this week.

CTMH Live Beautifully Close-Ups (1)

This paper and stamp set are both featured in this layout (along with a few other embellishments).

CTMH Live Beautifully Close-Ups (3)

I stamped the title and flowers with Memento Ink then colored with our Shin Han Touch Twin Markers.

CTMH Live Beautifully P7&8

Click here to order yours before May 31 when they are gone for good.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jaime


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Card Club–Waterfalls & Revolving Doors

“Waterfalls and Revolving Doors, what are those?”  I’m so glad you asked, because those are the cards that we are making at next month’s Card Club,
Thursday, June 22 from 6:30-9:30pm.

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I have really been interested in creating “moveable or interactive” cards this year. So I pulled out my Magic How-To-Book. 

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This book was created for scrapbooking pages with different types of interactive elements, but you can easily transpose them for use on cards as well.

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One of my favorites is the waterfall technique.

Waterfall Ice Cream Cone

It looks really impressive and complicated, but once you learn the steps it’s easy to replicate.

Card Club 06 - CTMH Little Dreamer (8)

As you can see I couldn’t stop with just one.  This card would look great with a name on it too, a short one of course.

Waterfall LOVE Card

I also made a card with a revolving door.

Card Club 06 - CTMH Little Dreamer (3)

Simply spin the spinner on top to reveal another saying. 

Card Club 06 - CTMH Little Dreamer (2)

I couldn’t stop with just 3 cards so I added one more using the June stamp of the month, Hello Foxy.

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Cutting diagrams, patterns and instructions will be shared with all class attendees and those purchasing a kit.

Who wants to join us in learning to make Waterfall and Revolving Door handmade greeting cards?  If you aren't local or can't come to the class, I can mail you a kit that will include my cutting diagrams, instructions, and pictures. 

Thursday, June 22 from 6:30-9:30pm

Cost is $25 to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) 

Register by Monday, June 12th
If you can't make it to the workshop, I can put a kit together for you.  Add $5 if shipping applies. Add $10 if you want your kit stamped and cut.
Leave a comment or email me to register for the class or a kit.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jaime

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Scrapbook Club–Live Beautifully

It’s time for another Scrapbook Club and this month I am sharing the special Live Beautifully collection.   

The Live Beautifully collection was created in honor of National Scrapbooking Month and is ONLY available during the month of May.

CTMH Live Beautifully P1&2

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CTMH asked one of their amazing consultants, Karen Pedersen, to create this workshop.  She did not disappoint, these pages are gorgeous.

CTMH Live Beautifully P3&4

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Since complements were not created to accompany this paper collection I choose to use up some older packs like the Sugar Rush and Hello Lovely complements.  (Sugar Rush Complements are no longer available.)

CTMH Live Beautifully P5&6

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You’re probably wondering how some of the titles were created.  They have been stamped with the Live Beautifully stamp set.

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If you would like to create these pages then join us at one of the following workshops or buy a kit and I’ll include my instructions for free.

Come and create with us!
 
Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm
Sunday, June 4 at 2pm
 

Cost starts at just $45 this includes a full paper packet and all the embellishments needed to complete the pages (some of your embellishments will be different from mine).

But, remember you choose how much you want to spend and purchase only the embellishments and tools that you want.

If you aren’t local, I can put together a kit for you with all of the products as well as my cutting diagrams, instructions, and pictures of the pages.

Register by Friday, May 19 to reserve your seat.

Leave a comment or email me if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jaime