Postcard Perfect Workshops

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has created Postcard Perfect – a collection of bright, beachy products available exclusively during the month of May.  I will be hosting three workshops featuring this exclusive collection where you can come create some memorable scrapbook albums and cards.   This collection will be available for purchase on my website May 1st, OR order the papers, coordinating cardstock, or stamp set directly from me beginning April 15th. 

Since every vacation is “Postcard Perfect” and worthy of remembering, I am offering two album kits to showcase your family photos. Choose from the twenty-page Mini-Album featuring places for over forty photos or the full-size Cut-Above Kit with three coordinating layouts.  Each will be perfect for recording those “Postcard Perfect” memories. (The mini-album guide is available for sale in my online store for all my long-distance crafters.)

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For all you card makers out there,  I have found an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL card workshop that is  “Postcard Perfect”.  This card workshop was inspired by the talented Jacquie Paech, and each card has been designed beautifully for any occasion.  

Isn’t this a wonderful way to celebrate National Scrapbooking month?!  Remember, the Postcard Perfect products will be available for purchase on my website May 1st, but you can pre-order your products directly through me beginning April 15th.  

You must reserve your kit before May 10th. Don’t forget to share this event with your friends! Every friend who comes will earn you an additional entry into the drawing for some free Postcard Perfect products. **

I hope you can come to this workshop! It will defiantly be “Postcard Perfect”!

** Workshop must have 5 or more attendees in order for drawing to take place. The more people…the more drawings. 🙂

Grandma’s House Layout

We all have memories of our Grandma’s house.  For me, it was a place I could run around collecting pine cones, write acrostics, and explore outside. My Grandma’s House layout is perfect for recording all of those precious memories.  This kit features our New Gimme Some Sugar papers which are perfectly designed for pages just like this.

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You can order a ready-to-assemble kit from my online store which includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer Gimme Some Sugar papers, Peacock Stitched Ribbon, Cricut® die-cuts, and Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes. You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, then add your photos for a completed layout.

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If you already own the supplies, or plan on purchasing them from your local consultant, you can purchase the Workshop Guide. The Workshop Guide will include cutting instructions, a Cricut® Design Space File, photos, and assembly instructions.  You will need to own the Cricut® cartridges used to cut out the images. The Grandma’s House Workshop Guide is available for purchase in my online store or FREE with a $30.00 purchase from my website.

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Stargazer Workshop

Birthdays – everyone has them and some even enjoy celebrating them.  I truly feel that our Stargazer papers are the perfect patterns for recording birthday memories, so I decided to find a way to showcase these momentous occasions.  My April Club Kits will put you in a jovial spirit as you create a Birthday Blast Layout and four Birthday cards with our Stargazer papers and embellishments.

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The Birthday Blast layout has some amazing details that you will learn how to create at my April Stargazer Workshop. From the multi-layered title to the space themed icons, this layout screams “blast-off”.   You can choose to use this layout to record your birthday memories, or leave off the “Birthday” title and use the layout showcase your fun family photos the space museum.

You will also have the opportunity to create some festive birthday cards to give to your friends and family using PML cards.  Did you know that each of our paper packs contains two sheets of Picture My Life (PML) pages that often go unused?  Did you know that these pages can be cut up to create some adorable cards?  At this workshop, I will be showing you a few ways that you can use those “forgotten” papers to create four bright and cheerful Birthday cards.

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I know that you will enjoy this workshop.  You can learn more about my event on my Stargazer Workshop page, or order the Workshop Guides through my online store.  Remember, the Stargazer products are only available until April 30th, while supplies last. Make sure to visit my website and order your’s before they are gone for good. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Spring Banner (Workshop)

I truly enjoy joining weekly challenges, and I love decorating my home for each season. This month, Heart2Heart Challenge is offering a Seasonal Expressions One Cover Challenge to inspire and encourage us to use the cover of the Seasonal Expressions One catalog to create something for Spring. What inspired me most was all of the amazing home decorations that the CTMH Creative Team created, and, since I love to decorate my home, I was inspired to create this adorable Spring Banner to hang on my wall.

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My Spring Banner uses designer pattern papers from our Gimme Some Sugar collection, as well as images from our Flower Market collection.  Once I created this Spring Banner, I realized how fun this project would be to create in my monthly workshop.  I haven’t hosted a home decor workshop in a while, so I will be offering this bright, cheerful banner as a workshop in April to all of my customers. You can visit the Spring Banner Workshop page here on my blog to learn more about this workshop.  I also have kits and workshop guides available for sale in my online Holiday Store.

I would love for you to join me in the Heart2Heart Challenge and be inspired by the cover of the Seasonal Expressions One catalog to create something for Spring.  There are so many amazing products in this catalog and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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April Kit of the Month

We all have a multitude of snapshots of birthday celebrations, so for this month’s Kit of the Month, I have created a kit for you to record those joyous memories.  This kit features our New Stargazer papers and is titled “Birthday Smiles”.  Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit that is pre-cut and easy to assemble featuring some of our beautiful designer papers.  Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout.

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My Birthday Smiles kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer Stargazer papers, Grey Ribbon, Cricut® die-cuts, and Stargazer Dots. You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, then add your photos for a completed layout.   You can even add a little bit of shine to your layout, like I did, with our Clear Shimmer Brush.  If you have never used our Shimmer Brushes, Close to My Heart has created a wonderful video showing you how to use each one of them.  They are amazing products that allow you to add shimmer and shine to your projects!

I also have workshop cutting guides available for each of my Kit of the Month layouts.  These guides are available in my online store or FREE with a $30.00 purchase from my website.  I can’t wait to see what you create!!
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*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.

**Layout Guide is available by requests for yearly subscribers only.

Relax with No Worries Layout

As you know, I enjoy each week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge. They inspire me to try something new with a color palette I would not have likely chosen.  This week, we were challenged to use only Cashmere, Glacier, Lagoon, Sapphire, Whisper and White Daisy inks with the No Worries paper pack, so I chose to make a scrapbook layout for some fun summer vacation photos.

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This layout is one that we will be making in my upcoming No Worries Creative Club Workshop where you will learn how to use our inks to enhance your scrapbook pages. On this layout, I used our White Daisy Exclusive Ink Pad to add foam caps to the waves.  It really added dimension to the layout.  You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this scrapbook page at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the layout, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this layout. 

If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide which includes a link to the Cricut Design Space file so that you can recreate this layout using our inks and sponging techniques.

 

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No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

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No Worries Paper Pack
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No Worries Sequins
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Round Sponge
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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No Worries Retirement Card

Each week, I am challenged to create something new, and often, I try to maximize my efforts.  For this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare, I found the perfect color combination for one of my upcoming Inked Background Workshop cards.   Our Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White Daisy and Desert Sand Ink colors were a perfect combination to create this Oceanside scene for a retirement card.  Can’t you just picture yourself spending the rest of your days on this beach?

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This card is part of my No Worries Inked Background Card Workshop which you can attend in July.   If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide and follow the detailed instructions to recreate these relaxing scenes using our inks and sponging techniques.

This card uses our No Worries papers, which I had found to be one of the best paper packs to create with. You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the card, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this card.

Here’s a Quick Tip  when using our inks and sponges.  I have found that it works best to cut our Round Sponge into sixths, then attach one end of the sponge into a Binder Clip.  I have each of mine labeled with the color name on the top of the Binder Clip and they all fit into bin on my desk.  This keeps my hands a little cleaner and prevents my ink pads from getting contaminated with other colors.

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No Worries Scrapbooking Acrylic Stamp Set

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No Worries Card Making Thin Cuts Bundle
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No Worries Paper Pack
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12″ x 12″ Desert Sand Cardstock

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White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Round Sponge
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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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product imageWhite Burlap Ribbon product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Thin 3D Foam Tape