Friday, September 19, 2014

Introducing Seasonal Samplers

How would you like to make something beautiful for your home that you can display every day?  Is that better than hiding it in a scrapbook?

How about creating and finishing a project in one afternoon or evening with girlfriends?

Maybe you love to be a bit crafty and come home with a beautiful piece for your wall and no extra "junk" to put away.

I have a great workshop for you!  P.S. I'll be creating kits that are easy to ship and do on your own!

Seasonal Samplers

You can create 1 or as many of the monthly kits as you like.  They'll all fit in our new beautiful shadowbox frame.  When you purchase the frame & 7 samplers, you'll get your 8th sampler free!

You can order the shadow box frame here or at any time you RSVP for a workshop.  It is NOT required to attend any workshop but you'll love how beautiful this frame looks compared to the plain ones from the craft store.  It's available in Black & Colonial White.  All of the projects you see will be using the Black frame.

October's Seasonal Sampler

Halloween Shadow Box with CTMH Scaredy Cat |

Our October Sampler features the Scaredy Cat paper pack, Compliments and Assortment.  You'll get to make the sampler, the adorable Halloween banner and 4 cards with the leftover goodies.

Workshop Dates 

Pay & Attend at
RSVP deadline
10:30 AM
Lila’s Scrapbooking & More
Sept 28
7:00 PM
My House
Sept 28

I've coordinated with Lila's Scrapbooking to hold a daytime workshop at her store at
7207 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203.  If you want to attend this workshop, you'll need to stop in and RSVP and pay at her store.  She's open (Thur-Fri-Sat 10-7 pm).

To order a kit to do on your own, contact me. 
Please include your zip code so I can calculate shipping.  Shipping should be around $5.  
(Save by ordering 2 months at a time!)  

 November Seasonal Sampler

Thanksgiving Shadow Box with CTMH Pathfinding |

The November Seasonal Sampler features the all new fall Pathfinding paper pack and chipboard complements from Close to My Heart.  Isn't it adorable?  It's also very simple to create.
You'll also create 3 coordinating fall cards.  

Pay & Attend at
RSVP deadline
7:00 PM
My House
Oct 18

10:30 AM
Lila’s Scrapbooking & More
Oct 29

Here's a preview of the December & January samplers.  More details to come on them!

Christmas Shadow Box with CTMH Yuletide Carol |
Is anyone interested in having one with a Nativity Scene instead of Santa?  

Christmas or Winter Shadow Box with CTMH Snowhaven |

Giving credit where credit is due...
There's 4 of us local consultants who are working together to bring you the monthly seasonal samplers.
The October/ Halloween kit was designed by my upline Michele Rowley.  
I created the November / Give Thanks sampler.  
Tracie Cassidy created the December/Christmas sampler
Meredith Nguyen designed the January/Warm & Cozy sampler

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Card makers & Cricut lovers rejoice!

The newest Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart is now shipping!
Artfully Sent is the 4th amazing Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  It's designed for Cardmakers but you'll be able to do so much with it!

For Scrapbooking and Picture My Life users too!

See more about it on my OBA.
Stay tuned for artwork and more excitement here on my blog and on my Facebook Page

Saturday, September 6, 2014

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

September is National Stamping Month.  I think we should call it INTERnational Stamping Month but we’d have to change the acronym NSM.  With that we have a special Blog Hop featuring the exclusive NSM stamp set.  If you have come here from {Heather’s Blog}  you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:
This year’s National Stamping Month we’re celebrating Close to My Heart’s 30’s birthday with #30YearsOfHappy.  There’s 30 stamps to celebrate too!  It’s FREE when you place a $30 STAMP order this month.  (It has to be stamps, since this is National Stamping Month). 
Here’s what the set looks like.  Isn’t it adorable?1409-cc-nsm-b

I ended up creating this adorable treat bag that's isn't so boo-ish with our stamps and the Cut Above™  treat bags that just came out!

I didn't use the stickers that were enclosed with the bag kit.
I stamped the #30yearsofhappy on white cardstock and punched it out with my 1" punch.  They fit perfectly on the top of a Reece's mini-Peanut Butter Cup with a glue dot!  I'm excited to make up a bunch of these for the team of great people.  (I'm not saying who quite yet!)

They fit so well in these bags!

I used the You Mean the World to Me stamp set.  It's just $9.95 but a workhorse of a stamp set!

If you're looking into getting the treat bags you may also want the Sweet Salutations which was specially designed for these treat bags and are sized perfectly for the circles that are included in the kit.

Don't forget, #30YearsOfHappy is FREE with a $30 purchase in STAMPS and is only available in September 2014!  
When you have $30 of qualifying stamps in your cart, it will prompt you to add the free set to your shopping cart!

Now on to the next blog which belongs to {Lilian Yeh}  There’s about 40 of us participating so you’ll see plenty of inspiration for these stamp sets!  Come back soon! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps. If you have come here from {Jen's Blog}, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
School start next week for most of us around here.  I’ve seen lots of ideas for lunch box notes for the kids.  What about the hubby? -Lunch Box Notes for the husband
These are super simple!  A 3x3 card, a bit of washi tape and two stamps!  The hello is from A Quick Hello one of our mini-stamp sets for just $2.95.  The hearts are from our Stamp of the Month set.  It’s a trio of hearts that I’ve stamped 4 times. 

Now "Hop" on over to {Gina's Blog} to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Evergreen Memories Team CTMH New Catalog Swap Blog Hop!

Welcome to our mini blog hop!  The Evergreen Memories Team worked together to create artwork for the new Annual Inspirations this last month.  I’m blessed to be part of an amazingly dedicated and TALENTED group of ladies!  This hop will feature a few of the new products from our brand new catalog.  If you came from Tracie’s blog you’re on the right track! 

My “mission” was to create 3 cards and a 1 page layout from Brushed and then recreate it for my swap sisters.  I instantly fell in love with the bright colors and REDS in this paper pack.  I’m surrounded by blue and boys at home so I almost always gravitate to the other side of the color wheel when new papers arrive! 

Here’s my layout.  I used the pattern from the second layout that’s part of the Workshop on the Go.   The pattern can be found in the Magic How-To book.  I used plenty of shimmer trim and the mini stamp set My Happy. M1045  It’s just $2.95!  The yellow heart flowers were cut from Artbooking at 2.5” in our new Canary Cardstock. 

Single Page Layout using CTMH Brushed and You are my happy M1045 stamp by Lalia Harris

My first card was created using the Have A Happy Day D1616 stamp set.  I love how it has tons of sentiments!  On this card, I used our new Sequin Assortment in Silver and Shimmer Trim. 

card brushed just be you

My second card is my very favorite.  I used the Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp set D1627 with the Sequin Assortment in Gold and Gold shimmer trim.  (notice a pattern with shimmer trim yet?)  I also used the new Bling Gems Gold Assortment.  I colored it with our new Peony Purple Shin Han marker to make it a pinky purple.  The butterfly was also cut from our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. 

Card made from CTMH Brushed andYour Own Kind of Wonderful stamp D1627 by Lalia Harris

This last card also used the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set for the butterfly and sentiment but I added the Pretty Petals C1599 stamp set.  It’s completely compatible with the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  (((So Excited)))!  I embellished this with the Pink Shimmer Trim and Pink Glitter Gems. 

Card with CTMH Brushed paper and Pretty Petals C1599 by Lalia Harris

This is a great paper packet!  It works with gold and silver and looks great with shimmer trim.  Try some today! 

It’s time to hop on over to Amy’s Blog to see her artwork with Wanderful. 


Here’s the full list for the blog hop

1. Tracie

2. Lalia (Me)

3. Amy

4. Gail

5. Michele

6. Cindy

7. Carla