Monday, July 29, 2013

Join the Pajama Party!

Close to My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast about the Cricut Artbooking collection.  Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!

Tune in for the FREE webcast on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:00PM (MDT) at  During the presentation you will learn to make several projects, from a variety of sponsors, including Close to My Heart's Artbooking "2 of a Kind" layout.

If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests you will need to log in to the Pajama Party "classroom" by creating a FREE account on the Big Picture Classes website.

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking Collection as Kristine Widtfeldt and the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks.  We know you will be chomping at the bit to make the Artbooking Layout, so take this opportunity to sit back, relax and drool over the items, then be ready to spring into action August 1, when you can buy the collection.  Then tune in to the archived event for step-by-step instructions on how to make the project.

To make the project you will need the following items:
Z1906 Artbooking Collection
1301 Bamboo Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Ink Pad
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1151 Foam Tape
Z1294 Sanding Kit

Hope you can join us!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Get Organized!

Check out this Youtube video on organizing your crafting supplies and stamps.
Tell me what you think about our new organizing system.  Would love to hear you
input and ideas.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

August Card Workshop

Just a quick post to let you see the upcoming card workshop for August.  It will incorporate all the new paper packs in the Autumn/ Winter Idea book.  The best part about it is that I will be cutting the paper for you!!! 
Sign up opened yesterday and the class is almost full so if you want to participate contact me.  You will also need to send your payment to reserve your spot. 
These cards are made with the new spin cards and like I said the new paper packs.  We will make 2 each of 5 designs.  Have a great week.  Nan
AUGUST 8, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM  $16.00 -

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Soot Stamping

Today was a great day for paper crafting!  Our clubs met today and we learned a new technique - Soot stamping.  Sound strange I know but it really looks cool.  Here are a few of the cards we made:
I will do a youtube video on this technique in the next day or so.  Stay tune.  BTW, leave me a message and let me know what you think about this technique. 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Club tomorrow!

Hey there and  Happy Friday!

Please bring your basic supplies tomorrow.  We will be learning a new technique and then looking at some of what is new with CTMH!! 

Hopefully some of you will be able to car pool.  If you were at lunch last week you should have a parking pass.  Be sure to use it.  If you do not have one, Robert will give you one when you get here.

Have a great evening and I will see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Thursday is our bonus project workshop.  We will be using the Surf's Up kit.  If you did not sign up but think you would like to join us, I do have a few spots still open.  Just email me or call to register for this class.  These are original not in the Workshops on the Go diagram.
This is a great paper pack for the gift tags we will be making.  You will make 5 each of the 3 designs.  Supply list is below.  Theses tags have some cutting with the cricut so please get here early.  We will meet Thursday July 11 at 6:00PM in our new meeting place, Unit 605.  Look forward to seeing you there.

G1039 Surf's Up Workshops on the Go kit
     Lagoon, Honey, Chocolate, Slate, Sorbet
     2x2, 3.5 x 2
2 additional pieces of Colonial White cardstock
Sanding tools
Foam Tape
Slate sheer ribbon
Sponge or Sponge daubers
Shimmer tape - bronze (I will provide this)

Hope you have a great day filled with all that is good.  See you Thursday,

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Happy 4th of July to all!  It's been a wet one here but an enjoyable time of relaxation just the same.
This month's Workshop on the Go is the Surf's Up kit.

Very retro, colorful and fun.  We will meet in our new location in meeting room 605.  See you Tuesday. July 9th at 6:00. 

G1059 Surf's Up Workshops on the Go Kit
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
Inks: Chocolate, Lagoon, Honey, Crystal Blue
Sanding Kit
2" scallop circle punch
3-D foam tape
Blocks:  1x1; 1x3.5;2x2; 3x3

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


I know, I is July 2nd!  I am a whole day late and I apologize.  I returned from convention Sunday evening and hit the ground running.  Back to work yesterday and last night while putting orders together it dawned on my that I needed to draw names for the June contest.  So without anymore delay here are our lucky winners.....

FOR CATERGORY I- with a qualifying purchase between $120 or more the winner is 
                                                    LINDA TORRIBLE
Linda receives a $100.00 shopping spree in August from the New Autumn/ Winter idea book, the stamp of the month for August and $25.00 in hostess credit for August.  Congratulations Linda!

FOR CATEGORY II - with a qualifying purchase between $75.00 - $119.99 and the winner is   
                                                    JANICE NIEMIEC 
Janice will receive a $50.00 shopping spree in August from the New Autumn/ Winter idea book and the stamp of the month for August.  Congratulations Janice!                                                                   
FOR CATEGORY III - with a qualifying purchase between $50.00 - $74.99 the winner is 
                                                    BETH BRANHAM
Beth wins BLOG CANDY in August from our new Autumn/ Winter idea book valued at $30.00. Congratulations Beth!

All contest winners receive their prizes in August 2013 once the new idea book goes live. 
Thank you to all who participated in helping me get closer to my incentive trip goal.  I will keep you posted over the next few months.

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