Holiday Open House





Join me for a special Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at my home from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm or on Sunday, December 7th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  If you are not local, or can’t make it on those days and would like to purchase some of the cards and gift tags from the buffet or custom jewelry from the jewelry buffet, or the kit to make a custom calendar, let me know and I will be happy to send you a PayPal invoice and mail them to you.

This will be an open house style event, so you may come and go as you please. There will be three great options for you including an “All-You-Can-Make Card & Tag Buffet,” a Custom Jewelry Buffet, and a Custom Perpetual Calendar, perfect for gift giving. This is a great time to make custom holiday gifts, fancy gift tags, fun Christmas cards, and buy CTMH products at discounted prices for yourself or as gifts for your “crafty” friends and family!


Christmas Card & Tag Buffet

Make as many of each card as you like. There will be at least 6 (possibly more) different card designs. (See photos above for some of the cards we will be making.) The cards will be $1.50 each and will include an envelope. Tags are 4 for $1. You may make as many as you like, but please note that they will be on a first come, first served basis, so if you come later during the event, the card designs that you like may be gone. All you need to bring is adhesive and I will provide the rest including pre-cut cardstock, stamp sets, blocks, ink pads, etc.


Custom Jewelry Buffet


Bring your own 1″ x 1″ or 1″ x 1½” photos or use one of the many fun designs that I will have available to create your own necklace pendant or bracelet cuff. There will be a variety of shapes and colors (silver, gold, square, oval, rectangle) available along with lots of different charms to add on if you like. The pricing will be as follows:

$3 – pendant (includes design of your choice and glass cover)
$6 – 30″ gold or silver chain
$1 – charms
$5 – bracelet cuff

Make as many as you like and create your own custom look with the a-la-cart pieces.


Custom Perpetual Calendar

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4″ x 18″ Event Calendar – Simply stamp a cute design at the top of each page, then record all the birthdays, anniversaries, and important dates you need to remember. The Event Calendar can be used year after year! I will supply the Calendar, all stamp sets, accessories and card stock necessary to create your own event calendar.  Cost is $10. Please pre-order your calendar by Dec 1st so I may have your materials on hand.


Cash and Carry Clearance Sale


Purchase new and gently used stamp sets, paper packets, Workshop Kits, embellishments, ribbon, adhesive, home décor items, albums, ink pads, blocks, and MUCH more at special clearance prices!

Contact me if you have any questions, would like more information, or if you plan to join us. Did I mention that everyone who attends will receive a free Seasonal Expressions Mini Idea Book? You won’t want to miss this fun event!

Windy, Blustery Fall is here!

This past week Fall arrived!  We had our first really chilly, windy, rainy, blustery days. Perfect for camping out inside and crafting….   Luckily we had taken a Fall hike last weekend with some family friends so I have pictures with gorgeous fall colors taken along the Potomac River, just ripe for scrapbooking…


Scotts RUn


I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with these Fall pages:


Pathfind 1

pathfind 2

Pathfind 3

More gorgeous colors in Pathfinding papers....

More gorgeous colors in Pathfinding papers….

The perfect Thanksgiving page for family photos around the table...

The perfect Thanksgiving page for family photos around the table…


I’ve added 4 extra sheets of Champagne card stock, 2 extra B&T patterned papers, sparkle trim, Pathfinding die cuts, cork embellishments and lots of cricut cuts all ready to go for you.

Come join us on Thursday evening, November 20th at 7pm (wine and hors d’oeuvres) or Sunday afternoon, November 23rd  at 2pm to make these fabulous layouts.  (If neither of these times works for you, contact me to arrange a different time…)


Cost: $30

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


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 (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

Lucky 5!

Never tried Studio J?

Well, here’s a great chance to start and see what you’ve been missing!


November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!


What’s Studio J, you ask?  It’s CTMH’s on-line scrapbooking program.  Now you can try it out on my website FREE!   You will need to set up a customer account, but don’t worry, that doesn’t obligate you to anything!  Just click here to see.   So here’s the deal!

1.  First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!
2.  Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

3. If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders. This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory ProtectorsTM.

4.  For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

5.  And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

To make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win,
five may be new your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today.

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given
to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts.

Christmas Card Class

This month’s Cardmaking class features 12 cool Christmas cards created using the Snowhaven Paper pack:


Snowhaven Christmas Cards Workshop  - Vicki Wizniuk - 800



Join me on Sunday afternoon, November 9th, for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and laughter while we enjoy creating these cheery cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Friday night, November 21st and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by November 7th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, November 9th at 2pm, or

Friday, November 21st, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 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:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

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