May is National Scrapbooking Month. The perfect time to either host or attend a scrapbooking crop! For the last several years, I’ve hosted a crop with some other CTMH Consultants both in November (a great time to prepare holiday cards and/or get a jump start on your holiday layouts) and one in May. This May was no different.
While our group was smaller this time, we had an amazing time together. I think it may have been one of my favorites to date in fact! I found some fun glitter straw cups at my local Dollar Tree (pretty much bought them out!) and thought these would be perfect to decorate with some vinyl and give to each attendee. I used CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection for this fun “Scrap Happy” sentiment. I cut it out in both a Teal and Silver Metallic Vinyl. I really love how they turned out; so did the attendees! It was awesome seeing the ladies use their cups all day. =)
I also made up some Bingo cards for those who wanted to give themselves a focus/challenge throughout the day. It was completely optional, but I think everyone played in some capacity.
And to help everyone out, I gave each attendee a little container full of most of the items that they needed for their Bingo card. All they needed to do was figure out how they could use the items on their projects to mark off that square!
If you missed joining us this past weekend, never fear, another Crop will be coming your way in November!
And if you can’t wait for a fun event, join us for our Paper Party next month–Saturday, June 10th! We’ll be creating cards, boxes and gift card holders all with the *NEW* CTMH Papers from the recently released Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog.
For more information about our Paper Party, see my list of CTMH Events.
This past Saturday, we held our Annual Crazy for Cards Event. This event is a wonderful way to get exposure to many different styles of cards, techniques and fold styles. This year we created 9 different standard sized cards along with 9 mini cards.
We had 3 instructors who each designed 4 projects and 34 ladies registered. It was an all day extravaganza of card making FUN!
Here are the projects we did:
This is a Double Dutch Fold Card which focused on embossing and coloring with alcohol markers. I love how the embossed look not only gives more dimension, but also helps you stay in the lines easier when coloring. =) And you just can’t go wrong with our Foil Tape!
This card focused on using our Sugar Rush Thin Cuts to not only cut out the donut and it’s coordinating glaze/sprinkles, but also the window for the card base. I love how beautiful the Sugar Rush Dots are–so much sparkle to them! Continue reading
Did you know that Close To My Heart supports Operation Smile? They even offer an exclusive stamp set that donates $7–yep, $7 of the purchase price to Operation Smile to help children have surgeries to correct cleft palate and cleft lip (children who might otherwise never have access to this common service we each can unknowingly take for granted.) Continue reading
Plan now to join me for my Open House on Saturday, August 13th to celebrate Close To My Heart’s *NEW* 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to see & touch *NEW* product and see what you like!
You’ll get to create 4 FREE projects using *NEW* papers, stamps and accessories.
There are so many amazing *NEW* products you definitely won’t want to miss this event! Since this is an Open House style event, you are welcome to stop by anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.
RSVPs are appreciated so enough supplies are prepared. I hope you can join us! EMAIL ME if you’d like additional details or are interested in attending.
Here in Northern California it is feeling a lot like Spring! What better way to celebrate these warm days than to create some amazing Spring-themed projects!!
I love these Self Closing Boxes! We’ll be making one at my Technique Time on March 8th if you’re interested in learning how to make one. You can EMAIL ME for details or you can RSVP through MY CLASS CALENDAR. We’d love to have you join us! Continue reading
Today’s card shows how stunning the overlays on CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection can be. I love that I was able to use scrap pieces of the various patterns in the Confetti Wishes Paper Packet to complete my stack of presents.
This card design is one that we made at my Crazy for Cards Event. Although, I tweaked my version of it a bit as shown here.
This event is over, but we had a great time! Stay tuned for future events, and check out my upcoming events on my calendar.
If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you don’t want to miss our Annual Crazy for Cards Event! There is still 1 week left to register for the event. You’ll get the opportunity to make 12 different cards along with a few extra surprises. You’ll learn tips and techniques and also be served lunch. It’s the perfect time to stock up on your cards so you’re ready for any occasion this year!
To learn more and to register, click HERE.
Create the perfect holiday gift–a handmade, custom-designed necklace for that special someone. Registration includes all supplies to create one necklace along with one gift box. Additional necklaces can be made at an additional cost.
RSVP deadline: November 29