Monday, January 17, 2011

P.S. My craft room Buddy

Ok, I had to share a picture of one of my Fur Babies, Jelly Belly... She follows me around everywhere... And any time I attempt to be crafty or take care of CTMH business, this is what happens.....

She insists that my lap is her personal perch.... If I am in a position that does not gain her instant access to my lap, she will paw my backside until I move and then I have to proceed with her filling up my lap.. Keep in mind she is nearly 16lbs of fluffiness.... This does not always allow for a comfortable crafting experience...

Just thought I would share my crafting assistant... :o)

My upcoming 2011 Classes & Workshop Calendar

  Whew... I have been busy... Trying to prepare all the projects and materials for the fast approaching Crop on the 29th, finally completing my calendar of events, chauffeuring the kids to friends and activities, trying to organize my craft room ( an ongoing and never ending project), and just the taking care of the everyday 'To-Dos', and trying to be diligent in keeping this blog moving and interesting....

  I hope you find today's post, specially if you are in my local area, to be an important one. I am listing my current schedule of classes and workshops. Should something be of interest to you, PLEASE contact me for more details. I can email full class details. I am hoping to find an app that I can link to this blog to make it easier to share all of my class offerings with description. If anyone can direct me to this APP, I would be most appreciative.

  So, without further delay.. My Schedule:

January 29th~ 10am-10pm ~ 12 hour Scrapbooking Crop ( call or email for details) 

February 19th & June 11th @1pm~ Note Card Set Class  ($10)

February 23rd~ 4pm ~ Sweetheart WOTG  ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

March 23rd~ 4pm~ Sophia WOTG   ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

March 30th~ 5pm ~ Treatbox Class  ($10)

April 16th~ 2pm ~ Squash Album Class  ($15)

April 20th~ 4pm ~ Mayberry WOTG ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

May 14th~ 2pm ~ Tri Shutter Album Class ( This class is NOT recommended for beginners)

May 25th~ 4pm~ Bliss WOTG   ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

June 22nd~ 4pm~ Fanfare WOTG    ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

July 27th~ 4pm~ Lucky WOTG    ($29.95 + tax/shipping)

** Some Classes may be repeated, IF enough interest is generated. I will also be adding to this schedule , so PLEASE check back often.

I am looking at setting up a card swap and am would LOVE to hear from you, if you are interested... 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12 Hour Scrapbooking Crop

OK, I was supposed to post this yesterday, but as always.. Life got the better of me... So, Here I am now... If you are in the local San Antonio, Tx area.. I truly hope you can join us. Not only will you be able to get your crafty on. But, you can meet new friends, eat til your heart content, take crafty classes, join in on the auction fun.... ALL proceeds from the Chinese auction will benefit Operation Smiles.

For those who can not wait, we will also be having our Open House to launch the new 2011 Close To My Heart Spring/ Summer Idea Book. There will be a selection of new product available for viewing and featured in the goodies bags that all registered attendees will receive... Details and class offerings can be found below.

You are Cordially Invited to our

Scrapbooking Crop

CLOSE to My Heart 2011 Spring/Summer

Catalog Reveal Day

Date: Saturday, January 29th
Time: 10am-10pm
Where: Our Savior Lutheran Fellowship Hall
11503 Vance Jackson SA,TX 78230

Come start the New Year off with a Bang and join us for our 12 hour crop!

Cost: $30 for all day (includes two meals, two $5 goodie bags, snack, drinks)
           $15 for half day (includes one meal, one $5 goodie bag, snack, drinks)

No time to crop you can still come join us for the activities throughout the day:
We will also be doing our Catalog Reveal Day -- CTMH has outdone themselves with the new BIGGER Spring/Summer Catalog!! There are MANY beautiful papers, a variety of stamps, and embellishments to complete the deal!!  You will NOT want to miss it!!!!

Classes throughout the day:                              

10:30 101 Stamping (Free)
11:30 101 Scrapbooking (free)
1:30 101 Stamping (free)
2:00 Gift Card Workshop ($4)
3:00 101 Scrapbooking (free)
4:00 Interactive Scrapbook Layout ($??)
6:30 Card Holder Class ($10)
8:30 101 Stamping (Free)
9:00 101 Scrapbooking (Free)

Other happenings:
  • “Garage sale” selling retired CTMH papers, stamps, embellishments
  • Chinese auction (buy tickets to choose which “gift bag” you want to win to benefit Operation Smiles)
  • Door prizes throughout the day
  • Find out more about future workshops and events we will be hosting 

For classes we enougrage you to pay ahead—but if we have space we can sign up that day.
To reserve your spot or any questions please contact your hostesses: (Space is LIMITED)
(315) 523-5454   (210) 343-9089

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


  SO, after a crazy busy holiday season.. I am finally getting back into a regular routine and have so MUCH to share with you. I have been busy putting together a fun and exciting new class/workshop schedule, preparing for a 12 hour crop and open house for the all NEW 2011 Close To My Heart Spring/ Summer Idea Book.. That's Right.. the New Idea Book is in my hot little hands and I already have new product on it's way. That means, I will be adding new artwork VERY soon to tease you.

  CTMH worked very hard putting together a new Idea book with all new papers, stamps, embellishments and so much more. As you may or may not know, CTMH will be launching the new catalog going from THREE catalogs a year to TWO a year.. That means, that when this catalog launches on February 1st, it will be LIVE for 6 months. With the new catalog, there will be EIGHT new paper patterns, which means EIGHT Workshops On The Go kits... Each with an exclusive stamp set, that ONLY comes with the WOTG.

  While Close To My Heart retired almost their entire line of pattern paper, the four kits from the current catalog (Magnifique, Olivia, Hooligans, and Mistletoe) are featured in the new catalog. They are the ONLY papers that were not retired. So, if you have a favorite.. You still have time to get them, while supplies last.. That is until January 31st.. When they will no longer be available for purchase.

  Don't forget that during the month of January, CTMH has put out the 'Inspirations' mini catalog. From January 1st- 31st, this mini will accompany the Fall/ Winter catalog and has SUPER specials. The mini gives you a sneak peak at what is to come in the new Spring/Summer catalog and all you have to do to unlock those deals is order the WINGS Workshop On The Go. When you do, you will be able to order ANY and ALL stamp sets featured in the mini at fabulous discounts. Better yet, there are no limits to how many stamp sets you can order.. AND is you order the WOTG + any other 4different items in the mini, you can get the Stamp of The Month for FREE.... SO, you can get the SOTM by spending as little as $50.80. How awesome is that? That sure beats the normal $100 necessary to get the SOTM for free...

  On to MORE announcements.... Very soon, I will posting new artwork for the New catalog Blog Hop.. That's right.. the blog hop is back... Check back often for more details on how to view my artwork and those of other wonderfully creative  Close To My Heart consultants... It will definitely inspire you to get your own creative juices flowing.

  For my local followers and crafters...... I am excited to announce a 12 hour Scrapbooking Crop... This is the FIRST cropping event that I am helping to put together. January 29th, join us for 12 hours of fun, crafting, eating, socializing, and growing your crafting circle of friends. I will be posting all the details later today and truly hope you feel inspired to join us. Spaces are limited and we are already half full.... PLEASE, check back later this afternoon for all the details...

  OK, I am going to close here and let this all soak in.... I look forward to posting all the wonderful upcoming events, sharing my art, and just plain posting on here....

Happy Crafting~