G’Day Mates!

This month’s Cardmaking class features six fun stamp sets from Down Under!  With the opening of CTMH’s Austral-Asia market, we have new stamp sets featuring kangaroos, koala’s and kiwi’s… in addition to other native flora and fauna.  We’ll make two each of the fun cards shown in the pictures below.


It’s a lovely coincidence that some of my best friends and scrapbooking buddies here are Australians. Come join us and learn the meaning of Aussie phrases such as “Beaut Work Cobber” and “On ya mate!” from our very own real-live Australian gals! 

April’s card making workshop features EIGHT different “Aussie” cards:


Aussie card down under Aussie card on ya mate Aussie card hip hooray Aussie card floral thanks Aussie card turtles Aussie card newzealand Aussie card dear friend Aussie card hoppy bday


Once I got started playing with these fun images, it was hard to stop!


These cards feature six new stamp sets featuring images from Australia and New Zealand, from the Austral-Asia version of Close To My Heart’s 2014 Idea Book.



The Workshop is on Thursday morning, May 8th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these fun cards. For those that can’t make it on a weekday, you are welcome to join us during the Sunday, May 18th scrapbooking workshop and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 7 participants. RSVP by May 1st so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday, May 8th at 9am, or

Sunday, May 18th, at 2pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $25 for 16 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, 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

Get Your Cricut On!

If you’ve been thinking about joining Close To My Heart, now is the time!
SIgn up Kit April Special copy


The New Consultant Kit has what you need to start your business right, including a huge supply of Close To My Heart products, all for only $99.

Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. This kit can be free* through the Straight To The Top program. Ask me how!


During the month of April, join Close To My Heart for $99 and choose a FREE Cricut Collection!
Let me tell you, if I could join all over again, I would!  This is an amazing special!!
With a value of over $400, this kit is just plain over-the-top incredible!!
You can choose any Cricut Collection that you’d like – Art Philosophy, Artiste, or Artbooking.  Each collection has 700 images, three coordinating stamp sets, and three coordinating sheets of Dimensional Elements.  It truly can’t get any better than this!
You can join my team by clicking HERE
I’d love to answer any questions you might have.  You can post here, e-mail me at mariefarson@juno.com, or call me at (571)276-5405.  I would love to help you in any way that I can!

* New Consultants must sell $1,200 in qualifying product in their first 90 days; measurement period begins five days after kit shipment date. Price for the kit is then refunded in accordance with existing

Close To My Heart commission processing schedules. Refund includes only the price paid for the kit at the time of enrollment (after any discount or promotional pricing); shipping costs are nonrefundable.


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