Seeds of Love cards…

I just love January’s Stamp of the Month, Bloom and Grow.  Its inspirational messages of love and patience are a healing balm in today’s world.  This set of cards is created from this stamp set:

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ending with two always handy birthday cards:

 

Friends will be gathering in St Louis this weekend to create these lovely cards: 2 each of all 7 cards.  As always, you are warmly welcome to join us!

Additionally, I have one extra card kit still available for sending out to you if you can’t make it in person this weekend.

They are a nice mix of cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  I’ll have all of the cricut cuts and thin cuts and pop ups prepared for you so you can  decorate your cards with your choice of sentiment, sequins, bling gems and ribbons, etc.

If you would like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, then I am happy to mail a kit out to you.

♥   First person to email me gets the kit!

RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards and directions so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class
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Silver and Gold Pages

Happy New Year! Silver and Gold… in with the new and out with the old…..    CTMH’s Silver and Gold paper packet is also headed out of stock while the new Seasonal Expressions arrives with the new Spring papers……

New Year’s eve here was bracingly cold!!!!!   With a crisp layer of snow on the ground – perfect for staying inside in front of a warming fire and enjoying some family time and hobbies.  I’ve assembled 6 two page layout using the Silver and Gold paper packet.  I love the metallic accents on the papers and in the complements. These pages really sparkle!!

 

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If you are free and in the area, come join me Friday evening January 12th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Winter Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi.

I have ONE KIT left for you to create these layouts at home, so email me and I will send me a kit with all materials prepared for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and card stock, Complements, sparkles, gold glitter tape and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday January  12th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase these kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.

When you order my Scrapbooking Kits by mail, you will receive the following:

Cutting Guide PDF for all pieces of Cardstock and paper used
3-Page or 4-page Instructional Guide with Color Photos and step by step instructions for completing the layouts.
Additional Supplies List + Cutting Guide Tips
Original jpg’s of each layout for easier reference
The prices are as follows:

$30.00 – you need to pick them up
$35.00 – mailed to you first class

Keepsake to Last Through the Years

Photo calendars make great Christmas presents!!!!

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This Through the Year customizable photo calendar comes wrapped together in a kit containing everything you need to make one of your very own!

Easy-to-follow instructions included in the kit will guide you in creating each of the 12 beautiful calendar pages you see below.

Calendars make great gifts, so in addition to making one for yourself, consider making a second one to give as a gift, or even giving the kit to someone you know who will love the chance to be crafty! Whatever you choose to do with this kit, you will not be disappointed with the result!

Take a closer look at some of the beautiful details you’ll add to your pages using the custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, and papers included in this unique kit.

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #diy #calendar #kit #photocalendar #goldglitter #diecuts die-cuts #butterflies #butterfly #picture #perfect #spring

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #season #spring #fall #autumn #gold #glitter #diecut #die-cut #happy #day #leaf #leafs #leaves #gems

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Our November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes the perfect companion for this project, too.

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If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, you can still get it by choosing the calendar kit that includes it! And, in case you did get the November Stamp of the Month, we also have this kit available without the stamp set.

What makes the Through the Year calendar extra special is that the pages are designed to be cut at the spiral binding and then put into Memory Protectors™ inside an album. This way, when you’re through with the calendar, the beautiful pages you’ve relied on through the year will last through the years to come!
Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #throughtheyear #scrapbook #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #memory #keeping #keepsake #gift #present #Christmas #holiday #sweet #life #you #me #gold #glitter #die-cut #diecut
What a beautiful way to put some of your most favorite memories on display and later preserve them! Make one of these Through the Year calendars for yourself or as a gift this Christmas!


Recipe

Through the Year Calendar and Album
CC1344 Through the Year Calendar Kit, S1711 My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (comes included in CC1344S), Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5202 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Brown, 4110 Memory Protectors™ Top Load 

Christmas Crafting

Loved four fabulous friends gathering together last Saturday for a festive day of Christmas Crafting!

We made gift boxes with candy and gift cards:

 

Christmas cards:

A box to store the cards with a flap for listing recipients:

and a Christmas ornament and gift tags:

 

So much fun to spend the day crafting with friends, enjoying delicious quiche, listening to Christmas carols and preparing cards and gifts and tags to share with loved ones!

A big shout out to my dear friend Leslie for hosting our Christmas Crafting day and baking such delicious quiches for us!!

 

Three sets of cards, card boxes, gift boxes and tags with ornament remain so if you would like to make these at home yourself, please contact me and I’d be happy to send them your way!!

Much peace and love to you all…..

 

Marie

571-276-5405

mariefarson@juno.com

 

Basic Fundamentals

CTMH’s Basic Fundaments paper pairs beautifully with CTMH’s annual color: Bashful. The rich and elegant colors in the Basics palette:  Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond  are offset beautifully by the gentle pale pink of Bashful.  These gorgeous papers are used for December and January’s Fundamentals Club layouts:

 

If you are free and in the area, come join me Friday evening November 18th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Fall Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

If you’d like to create these layouts at home, email me and I can prepare all materials for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and cardstock, Complements, sequins, gold thread and other embellishments.

♥   Come join me!

When: Friday, November 18th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase these kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.

When you order my Scrapbooking Kits by mail, you will receive the following:

Cutting Guide PDF for all pieces of Cardstock and paper used
3-Page or 4-page Instructional Guide with Color Photos and step by step instructions for completing the layouts.
Additional Supplies List + Cutting Guide Tips
Original jpg’s of each layout for easier reference
The prices are as follows:

$30.00 – you need to pick them up
$35.00 – mailed to you first class

Falling for You Pages

The maples are in full Fall glory at the moment and I am capturing their golden glow as long as I can before the bare winter trees are all that’s left….   Here’s beautiful sunrise I captured on the way to work last week:

CTMH’s Falling For You paper is perfect to showcase those Fall photos.  I’ve created six…. 6!… layouts from these papers, along with the coordinating Complements and bronze sequins.

 

A gold metallic thread adds a bit of sparkle to the bright, beautiful colors in this paper set:

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If you are free and in the area, come join me either Friday evening November 18th at 7pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Fall Scrapbook pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.

I’ll have all of the paper, card stock, accessories and embellishments cut and ready for you so you can relax and enjoy creating… or simply socializing….

If you’d like to create these layouts at home, email me and I can prepare all materials for you: color photos of each page, directions, cut paper and cardstock, Complements, sequins, gold thread and other embellishments.

♥   Come join us!

When: Friday, November 18th at 7pm
Where: 6123 High Meadow Dr, Godfrey
Cost: $30 for all the materials to create these layouts
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com

You can purchase these kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.

When you order my Scrapbooking Kits by mail, you will receive the following:

Cutting Guide PDF for all pieces of Cardstock and paper used
3-Page or 4-page Instructional Guide with Color Photos and step by step instructions for completing the layouts.
Additional Supplies List + Cutting Guide Tips
Original jpg’s of each layout for easier reference
The prices are as follows:

$30.00 – you need to pick them up
$35.00 – mailed to you first class

“Basic” cards that are anything but basic…

The new featured colors for the “Basics” palette: Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, Almond combine beautifully to create these elegant cards that are anything BUT “basic”!   The addition of dimensional flowers from the Flower Market cartridge and coordinating ribbon make these cards truly one of a kind.  I had the pleasure of gathering with several out of town friends a week ago to create these cards:

 

 

along with one of the sliding cards from CTMH’s recent promotion:

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I have one card kit still available for purchase.

They are a nice mix of Birthday, Thank you and Thinking of you cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  I’ll have all of the cricut cuts and thin cuts and pop ups prepared for you so you can  decorate your cards with your choice of sentiment, sequins, bling gems and ribbons, etc.

 

If you would like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, then I am happy to mail a kit out to you.

 

♥   First person to email me gets the kit!

RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards and directions so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class 

Share a Smile!

15-ways-to-share-a-smile #ctmh #closetomyheart #shareasmile #smile #share #operationsmile #punnypals #leaves #fall #raking #familyOur Punny Pals are fun, spunky, and on a mission—to share as many smiles as possible! To help you continue spreading smiles this month, we came up with a list of small acts of kindness to keep you going. As you perform these, or any acts of service, consider leaving a card from the Share a Smile card kit behind. This small sentiment will be a reminder of the kindness you shared and will continue to bring joy (and smiles!) for days to come.

  • Rake a neighbor’s yard
  • Mail a note to a long-distance family member
  • Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru.
  • Take flowers to the nurses’ station at your local hospital
  • Leave a plate of cookies with a thank-you note for the cleaning staff at your office
  • Put change in an expired parking meter
  • Drop off cupcakes to your local fire or police department
  • Tape cash or a gift card on a random gas pump
  • Leave positive messages in public places
  • Offer to return someone’s shopping cart to the store
  • Hide a favorite book in a public place with a note that it’s free for the taking
  • Hold the elevator for someone else

Isn’t it amazing how little things can brighten our day? A compliment, a thank you, any small gesture of gratitude or compassion can spread joy. Sharing a smile with friends, neighbors, and even strangers is uplifting. Everyone feels good!

At Close To My Heart, we are celebrating Operation Smile™ and the non-profit work they do to help people everywhere have beautiful healthy smiles through safe cleft lip and palate surgeries. With every purchase of the Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD to this wonderful organization. You, too, can help change someone’s life and at the same time create cute and delightful cards to spread kindness to your family, friends, and community.

And don’t forget—the Share a Smile card kit and Punny Pals Thin Cuts are only available through the end of the month!

I’d love to hear how you are sharing smiles with our Punny Pals! Tell me what you’ve been up to in the comments below.

Whimsy Fundamental Card Workshop

I am so excited to be crafting again!  How would you like to spend a relaxing evening with friends and food and fun!!?!   Join me in creating these 16 cards using the new Whimsy Fundamental papers from Close to My Heart along with die cuts from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge:

 

 

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They are a nice mix of Birthday, Thank you and Thinking of you cards that will brighten the day of any recipient.  I’ll have all of the cricut cuts and thin cuts and pop ups prepared for you so you can  decorate your cards with your choice of sentiment, sequins, bling gems and embossing, etc. I have a choice of sentiments to personalize the cards for any occasion you like. All you have to do is show up and have fun!   So, come join me either Friday evening Sept 22nd at 7pm for some girl time and crafting….

 

If you can’t come in person, but would still like to receive all the materials and instructions to create these cards in your own home, when you’d like a little relaxing down-time there, then I am happy to prepare a “to go” kit and mail it out to you.

 

♥   Come join me!

When: Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25 for 16 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive
RSVP: mariefarson@juno.com or marie.farson@principia.edu

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $25.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $30.00 – mailed to you first class

Online Perks Club Forming NOW

 

Join My Online Hostess Club!  

Do you love getting terrific scrapbooking, stamping, paper crafting, and card making supplies mailed direct to you each month? Are you looking for ways to add to your crafting supplies without breaking the bank?

You can get all your favorite products on your CTMH wish list and earn FREE products as well as items at 1/2 price!!  JOIN A 5-MONTH HOSTESS PERKS CLUB !!  You DO NOT have to be local in order to join.  Orders will ship directly to you, or if you are local I can deliver.

5-Month $30 Club – you spend $30 each month (plus S&H and Tax).  There are 5 spots in this club of which you can have more than one spot if you choose to.  You will then be the Hostess and earn a minimum of $25 in FREE product for each club spot you hold.

When it is your Hostess Month you will receive an email explaining the details again so you don’t have to remember all of this.  You can choose from stamp sets, paper packets, stickers and complements, ink pads, marker sets, re-inkers, cardstock, acrylic blocks, Workshop on the Go Kits and Studio J Layouts.
Why Join my Perks Club?

ALL members will receive:
1) FREE Annual Inspirations Books and Season Expressions flyers before other customers!!

2) A FREE mini stamp set just for joining!!

3) A FREE Stamp of the Month during hostess month!!

4) Refer a friend and receive a $10 credit once they join…  ’cause it is all about friends!

5) One month of being the hostess earning at least $25 in FREE Hostess Rewards and a 1/2 price item!!

(Hostesses average $40 or more in FREE Product plus 1 half-priced item or 1 Hostess Collection)

6) Contests, giveaways & promotions for club members ONLY!!

No Home Gathering or meeting is required for this club…just send me your order via e-mail by the 15th of each month!!  Outside orders from friends, family, co-workers, etc. will help you earn more goodies so they are definitely encouraged!!  If you are interested in having an actual Home Gathering I would love to work with you and your friends to make cards, layouts, etc.

How Do I Join?

Fill out the form below, and I will mail or hand deliver the current CTMH Annual Inspirations book to you.

Please note that the club minimum that you agree to is BEFORE tax and shipping.

You will be hostess one of the 5 months during your term. Choice of months is based on seniority in the club.

During any given month, if you place an order of $150 or more, you will earn additional hostess awards, even if it is not your hostess month.

All orders should be sent to me via e-mail by the 15th of each month. I put in your order as a group to save you shipping or individually, shipping directly to you if you prefer!  (*Orders are processed and shipped straight to YOU as soon as you pay for your order.)

Online Perk Club Member Info

 

EMAIL ME if you have any questions or want to sign up in person…  mariefarson@juno.com

 

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