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

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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

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

 

Fundamental Fun!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club

I am so excited to announce my Fundamentals Scrapbook Club!  Developing scrapbook pages with Fundamentals last year was one of my very favorite things to do.  I loved creating and knowing that you would be storing your memories on the pages through words and photos.

So when we came out with a new Fundamentals line this year, of course I had to design a club around them!  I’ll show you September’s layouts first, and then I will tell you all about the club commitment.

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Can you even how wonderful all those polka dots are?  I’ve used the the new Cricut You are Here collection to create embellishments for these pages.  Right after summer, I wanted you to have pages for your summer fun!

So here are all the details.  I’ve got a link at the end for you to contact me to sign up!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally will be the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm or mailed to your home to work on at your convenience.

  • An 8-month commitment earns you a FREE welcome gift and a FREE faux leather album at the end.
  • Join by September 1st, 2017.
  • The cost each month is $32.00.
  • You can choose to join the club long distance. A shipping charge will be added to your order.
September 12th Enchantment Fundamentals
September 12th FREE WELCOME GIFT
October 10th Enchantment Fundamentals
November 14th Basic Fundamentals
January 9th Basic Fundamentals
February 13th Whimsy Fundamentals
March 13th Whimsy Fundamentals
April 10th Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th Adventure Fundamentals
May 8th RECEIVE A FREE FAUX LEATHER ALBUM (D-Ring or Postbound)

During the 8-month period we will use:

  • Over 150 sheets of paper including cardstock and printed Fundamentals papers
  • 48 yards of varied ribbon include satin, grosgrain, twine and jute
  • Over 275 complements that include stickers, printed chipboard, glitter die-cuts, and gold and silver foiled accents
  • We will use a lot of Cricut cuts during this year’s club.Along with the Fundamentals and cardstock, you will see me using glitter paper, vellum, and/or our new silver and gold cardstock.

The total cost for 8 months is $256, and you will complete 32 pages!

Make It From Your Heart Fundamentally Scrapbook Club is a great way to budget your purchase AND use bunches of product from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  PHOTO PRINTING

If you would like your photos printed and ready when you come class, I can do that for you on my Canon SELPHY printer.  I love the quality of these prints and the convenience of the right size print, when I need it.  The cost is $0.40 per photo.

I will let you know each month what the photo sizes and orientations will be for the following month.  E-mail me your photos no later than one week before class.  I will have them ready for you when you come to class and you can pay for them with your club fee.

I am adding this as a service to you so that you can go home with completed pages!

FAQs:

  • I will send an e-mail or Facebook message one day before club to remind you.
  • We all get busy! If you cannot attend one night for some reason, I will contact you for your credit card number for the following month’s payment.  If you would like your kit mailed to you, there will be an extra $7 charge.  NOTE:  It is important that I collect money each class night because that is the money I use to buy the class materials for the next month.  Thank you for understanding!
  • We will be using Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 for the base patterns of all of our layouts.It is our new How-To book.  Because I pre-cut all the materials, I will not be creating cutting guides.  Rather, you will receive photos of the layouts with simple instructions.
  • After we have completed one Fundamental paper packet, you will receive all the extras.You will have remaining paper, ribbon, and complements to use as you’d like.
  • If you order the kit long distance, I can combine two months so that you save one shipping charge.The long distance kits will be mailed the same day as the in-home class date.

MONTHLY SUPPLY KIT:

  • Adhesive – Tape Runner, Glue Dots, 3-D foam tape/dots
  • Scissors
  • Clear Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Journaling Pen

 

**I will always have Versamats for your use.  I will also have adhesive tape runner, refills, glue dots, and 3-D foam tape and dots on hand for you to purchase.

 E-MAIL ME AT mariefarson@Juno.com TO SIGN UP!!

Summer Album

Can you believe summer is already coming to a close? Oh how time flies when you’re having fun! Though it may be hard to wave farewell to days lounging by the pool, visiting family, and traveling to beautiful destinations, you can keep those summertime memories alive and well by creating a mini album. Summertime doesn’t […]

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Prickly Pear and Jack

It may be a bit past Cinco de Mayo, but I am celebrating FIESTA style using the new Prickly Pear papers from CTMH.  I’ve created six…. 6!… layouts from these papers, along with the stamp and thin cuts set featuring an adorable llama.  I used the “My Girl” complements instead of the Prickly Pear Complements to de-emphasize the whole cactus theme.  Luckily the “My Girl” complements use most of the same colors that are in the Prickly Pear papers so they work well together.   A sprinkling of Prickly Pear sequins adds a bit of sparkle to the bright, beautiful colors in this paper set:

 

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I’ve also been working on outdoors adventure pages using the 4rth and final new paper packet: Jack.

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and these two awesome layouts that I’ve CASED from one of my favorite page designers, Brenda Rose:

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These layouts are perfect for my Memorial Day family camp photos!! I love being caught up on scrapbooking my family’s adventures 🙂  We have another adventure awaiting us as we complete the move to Illinois this summer.  In the meantime, I’ve returned to Virginia and I am cherishing every last moment in Virginia.

I’ve really missed my Virginia scrapbooking friends and I can’t wait to get together with them soon….!

If you are free and in the area, come join me either Thursday evening June 22nd at 4pm  for some girl time and crafting….    If you like these pages, I can prepare all materials for you to create these Prickly Pear Scrapbook or Jack pages, or you can simply drop in to say hi and socialize.  Let me know so I can have any materials ready for you.

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….

 

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday, June 22nd at 4pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
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

 

Summer Dreams…

School is out for me in St Louis and our family is reunited in Virginia!!   I am loving the chance to get caught up on scrapbooking finally, creating sets of layouts for each of the paper packs in the newest Expressions 2 flyer:  No Worries, Dreamin’, Prickly Pear and Jack.  I’ve got the first two done: shown below and kits for either are available (including all pieces pre-cut, all cardstock, and all accessories plus instructions and pictures for assembling your own pages):

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Pink and orange for a little girl…

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Blue and Teal for a little boy…

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Using Flip Flap for additional photos in the middle

I wasn’t too keen on the idea of rainbows and unicorns at first, but I actually really liked  the way they turned out. Using colored cardstock for the base pages makes them pop!

 

The No Worries pages are more subtle gray, white and off white with blue accents and are terrific for summer beach or cruising pages:

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Love, love, love these pages!!  I bought the thin cuts and stamp set for the beach umbrella and beach chair, etc.  They fit so well on these pages and I can’t wait to fill them with our summer photos.  My daughter and I are spending a week in Savannah, Georgia this month and these pages will be perfect!

I would love to get together with my No VA scrap friends once more this summer and say “good-bye”.  Email me your availability and let’s get together!

I’ll prepare these kits for working on together or to go ($30 each). Email me if you’re interested: mariefarson@juno.com

Summer Blessings to you all!

 

Vacation Scrapbook Album Inspiration — Make It from Your Heart

Whether you’ve already gone on your summer vacay or you’re still counting down the days, we want to share with you some inspiration for creating a cohesive vacation scrapbook album with our No Worries paper collection. All of the layouts below use patterns from our Cherish™ how-to book, which is super handy because the book […]

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