New Base and Bling Jewelry

New Base and Bling Jewelry

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I’m really excited about the new Jewelry line collection in our Spring Idea Book.  At first I resisted the notion of jewelry, when all I wanted was nice papers and stamps, but I ordered a set just to see and I love them!!  The new necklaces are fun and inexpensive, with a classic style that’s elegant.  You can add a small family photo to the center of the medallion, use the stickers assortment, or even stamp an image for stylish pendants.

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When you attach some of the charms, it becomes even more special.  What’s nice about the jewelry is it comes in an faux antique gold or silver and prices run from $3.95 to $5.95.  It would make a unique project to do with daughters, nieces or friends.  Here’s a video that will help you see the possibilities and may inspire you to make one for yourself and a friend!  View the video below created by CTMH:

If any of these items are of interest to you for purchase, you can easily SHOP ON MY WEBSITE HERE.  Most items under 10 lbs. are only $4.95 shipping!  It’s such a good deal!  Have a great week!

Flip Flaps

Here’s scrapbooking’s greatest secret…. Flip Flaps!   I just completed 5 layouts of our family’s camping vacation this summer and included almost 100 photos on the pages!!!!    How could I possibly have gotten all those photos on only 10 individual pages?!!??  Let me show you how….   I am happy to share a video made by fellow consultant, Lynn Como, to help you overcome PHOTO OVERLOAD and use these wonderful SNAPS in your own books!

Yes, they can be used on competitor products.

Yes, they do stick to the TOP of your page protector.

Yes, you can easily slide in your photos or cardstock with photos, journaling, embellishments into these quality protectors and have them FLIP UP or to the SIDE or DOWN.

Yes, you can use up your stash of embellishments as flip flap TABS to encourage a peek or two!

Yes, the quality is amazing!  The price … inexpensive for the added value you receive when you use them!

Yep!  Instead of creating another two pages … and another two pages on the same theme/day/event/story … add a flip flap to the SAME two pages and complete the theme in ONE layout!  Love that so much!

You can purchase ALL of the SIZES of FLIP FLAPS HERE on my WEBSITE.  Just click on the link it and brings you directly to the product line.

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show!  Save the LINK so when you are working, you have a reminder of what you can do!  I hope you find inspiration and motivation to add those photos without spending more $$ on more paper, adding extra layouts and bulk to your albums.  It will save you $$ for sure!

Score Big with Embossing! Tricks of the Trade….

I’m not sure if you are aware that we have a great special this month … but we do!

When you purchase TWO packs of Cardstock … Single Colors or Combo pack @ $14.50 each, you’ll receive one CTMH’s EMBOSSING FOLDERS of your choice for FREE!

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I am busy amassing all five of CTMH’s new embossing folders as we speak, and will be offering an embossing card class soon. Take advantage of this fantastic promotion to get your own embossing folders, along with the many gorgeous colors of card stock, and join in!

Textured paper at its finest! Check out our new, exclusive embossing folders and get some tips on the best ways to use them. Available in five trendy and classy patterns, the embossing folders will have you and your customers wanting to transform all your cardstock and patterned paper before you know it…

Watch the video below as it is extremely helpful in becoming an EMBOSSING FOLDER QUEEN!

You’ll love these Tips and Tricks of the Trade!

You can shop ONLINE 24/7/365 here on my WEBSITE.

Surprise! Pop up Cards

I’ve had so much fun trolling Pinterest and creating during the recent snow days. There were some really neat interactive cards that I’ve always wanted to try, so here goes….

 

March’s card making workshop features five fantastic pop up cards:

Pop up Circus card in the envelope

Pop up Circus card in the envelope

Pop up Circus card featuring Dream Pop papers and the new Big Top stamp set, C1580

Pop up Circus card featuring Dream Pop papers and the new Big Top stamp set, C1580

Pop up Balloon card closed

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Balloon Ride papers

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Give A Lift stamp set, D1581

Pop up Balloon card featuring the Give A Lift stamp set, D1581

Pop up tag card in the envelope

Pop up tag card in the envelope

Pop up Tag card featuring the Some Bunny hostess stamp set, B1446

Pop up Tag card featuring the Some Bunny hostess stamp set, B1446

Birthday Slider card in Ariana papers

Birthday Slider card in Ariana papers

Birthday Slider card using Just A Number stamp set, D1415

Birthday Slider card using Just A Number stamp set, D1415

Pop up Unicorn card featuring the Unicorn Dreams hostess stamp set D1583

Pop up Unicorn card featuring the Unicorn Dreams hostess stamp set D1583

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What do you think?

 

These cards feature five new stamp sets from Close To My Heart’s Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.

We’ll make two each of these interactive Pop Up cards, so you can give one away and keep one to remember how it’s made.  Come join us and learn how to make these fun cards for yourself!

The Workshop is on Thursday morning, March 13th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these amazing cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, you are welcome to join us during the Sunday, March 9th scrapbooking workshop and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP by March 10th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday, March 13th at 9am, or

Sunday, March 9th, at 2pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

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:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

Ivy Lane Layouts

The first Scrapbooking workshop for the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea book includes pages featuring the Ivy Lane paper packet in blush, hollyhock, and bamboo, along with exclusive Ivy Lane green and Ivy Lane purple colors, perfect for Valentine’s or photos of your loved ones. We’ll complete the following layouts:

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Aren’t they beautiful! I’ve added enough extra paper to make four glamorous layouts, complete with coordinating embellishments:  adhesive complements, fabric flowers, acrylic flowers, washi tape, shimmer trim, purple sparkles and black sparkle flourishes.

Reserve your spot by February 20th to join my scrapbooking workshop and make these pages for yourself.

When: Either Sunday, February 16th, 2pm

or Friday, February 28th, 9am to noon.

Cost: $25

The kit can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount.
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.com

SCRAPBOOKING CLUB OPTION

If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts each month for the 6 month cycle of the Idea Book (with a bonus seventh set of 8 layouts available as well).  Cost is $25 to $30 for each month’s set of layouts. If you commit to joining each month then at the end of the six month cycle,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put you layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

What Does the Fox Say? Happy Valentine’s Day!!

CTMH’s Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book has the best Stamps of the Month ever! I’m totally in love with all of them and can’t wait to play with each one.  The SOTM for February is this fun foxy stamp set: S1402 Wild About Love:

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The first thing that came to mind with this stamp set was, “What does the fox say?”

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I’ve put together this really fun Valentine’s card, inspired by a card made by fellow consultant Melissa Laverty, and stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside. The wood grain paper is from the new Timberline paper packet. I also used the zip strip from the Skylark paper packet, brown sparkle gems and Hemp baker’s twine.

I didn’t want to post my card until today though, so I could surprise my DH with the card… If you love this stamp set as much as I do, you can order your own for $5 with a qualifying purchase from my CTMH website. 

Thanks for looking and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pajama Party Layout

Did anyone get a chance to join the Pajama Party described in my previous Pajama Party post?  I intended to tune in, but got delayed at my daughter’s High School gymnastics meet and only caught the very tail end of it. I had my papers cut and ready though, so I was able to work on the layout anyway. We woke up to 14″ of fresh snow this morning, and the prospect of a relaxed snow day at home…

…so I hid out in my craft room this morning and finished this layout. I love the shades of hollyhock, blush and ruby and hollyhock zipper lace used. I reoriented the original layout sideways to accommodate my three horizontal photos and used different background stamp sets (D1540 In the Background), flowers, journaling tag (D1571 Sweet & Lovely from the Artbooking Cricut Bundle), washi tape and speech bubble (D1531 Word Balloons from the Cricut Artiste Bundle) for my layout. I am pleased with the way it came out:

Original Layout

Original Layout

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My Version

Thanks for looking!

Another Blog Hop Entry

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The new Spring/Summer Catalog is available now!  Contact me for your free copy or view it online here.

Here’s another fun new entry for the blog hop:

Masculine Valentine's card using D1578 Flight of the Arrows as a background

Masculine Valentine’s card using D1578 Flight of the Arrows as a background

This card uses one of the new stamp sets, Flight of the Arrows, along with an old stamp set, Mad About You, Harvest Bakers Twine, the new Dreamer Base & Bling charms (shown below), and Aqua Dots.

Dreamer Charms FLight of the Arrows

I used Lagoon and Sorbet card stock mats, as well as a Lagoon mat under the tag, cut using CTMH’s exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by the New Product Blog Hop! To view all the other entries and see more Close to My Heart new product inspiration, Click here 

Stay tuned for more info on my upcoming card making and scrapbooking workshops, where you can see many of the new items in person and try them out in a variety projects.

Spring/Summer 2014 New Product Blog Hop

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The new Spring/Summer Catalog is available now!  Contact me for your free copy or view it online here.

I received my first box of goodies from the new catty and started creating.  There are so many awesome new products in this catalog, it was hard to know where to start! So, I joined the Close To My Heart New Product Blog Hop and dug in.

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Birthday banner card with Ariana paper and the new Flamingo Dots

Birthday banner card with Ariana paper and the new Flamingo Dots

This card uses one of the new paper packs in the catalog, Ariana,

Featured Colors: Ariana Coral, Ariana Green, Ariana Grey, Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy

Featured Colors: Ariana Coral, Ariana Green, Ariana Grey, Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy

along with the Joyful Birthday stamp set, Bitty Sparkles and the new Flamingo Dots.

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I used a Ruby cardstock mat under the Ariana papers, and created a mini envelope out of Crystal Blue Cardstock.

 

Thanks for stopping by the New Product Blog Hop! To view all the other entries and see more Close to My Heart new product inspiration, Click here 

 

Stay tuned for more info on my upcoming card making and scrapbooking workshops, where you can see many of the new items in person and try them out in a variety projects.

Love on Ivy Lane…

February’s card making workshop features one of the loveliest new papers in the Fall/Winter catalog: Ivy Lane. The gorgeous Hollyhock, blush and Ivy Lane green of this paper pack make the perfect card for the one you love:

 

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We’ll use the Ivy Lane papers, new gold shimmer trim, new sequin dots to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs).

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, February 6th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we enjoy creating these beautiful cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, I’ll repeat the class on the weekend.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP  so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday February 6th at 9am, or

Sunday, at 2pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

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:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:

1-571-276-5405
Mariefarson@juno.com

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