Sunday, March 2, 2014

Decorating Notebooks

It's amazing how different a little B&T, cardstock and stamping can pretty up an ordinary looking notebook. 

Sorry, my new camera really messes up the presentation of these pictures. It's actually up right in my files but when I post it here it turns sideways. I will have to remember to take the pictures upright from now on.  I hope you can get the idea anyway.

Materials used:

First, I cut three different sizes of flowers from the Art Phylosophy Cricut Cartridge with Gypsy Cardstock. Then, I stamped the above filigree design on the stamp set on each flower with Smokey Plum and stacked them together. I added 3 of the new Purple Glitter Gems to the center after punching a center with a circle punch. 

I used this stamp set in the corner and on the title. I used some of the new Pink Glitter paper. The main paper comes from the Ivy Lane Paper Pack. Even though this paper pack has it's own exclusive colors, I used the Gypsy and the Smokey Plum together and it looks great with it. So does the Blush and Sweet Leaf. The Notebooks come from Staples. This is a great way to use up scraps too. 

X7178B- Ivy Lane Paper Pack

Z1922- Pink Glitter Paper

Stampingranny's Creative Club
March 18 and 19
6 pm

I saw a lot of great Valentine's pictures posted on Facebook last month. Would you like to put them on a Scrapbook layout you make yourself? Choose one of these two dates and come make your layouts with our new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge! I am including this great Stamp Set in the kit.

The kit cost: $16 plus shipping/tax

List of extras:

Y1006- 3x3 acrylix block-$8.50 plus shipping/tax
Z2172- Whisper Stamp Pad- $5.25 plus shipping/tax
Z1906- Cricut Artbooking Collection-$99 plus shipping/tax

Don't live close but, would like to make this layout? I will be glad to send it to you with instructions. Don't have a cricut or the cartridge? I will send the kit precut and ready to put together. Contact me with your order and I will get it sent to you ASAP.

Want to join the club each month? Take your turn being the Hostess and getting the FREE Hostess Rewards one month? Learn techniques and make great projects? Click on the Stampingranny's Creative Club page above and read all the information then contact me today to get on the Hostess List and get started. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Special!

February is a really great time to have your own Free Mini Workshop in your home with family and friends! Not only is the Spring/Summer catalog brand new for all of you ladies but, we are offering a great deal to get started!

Who doesn't like embossing folders? They are so great to use on your scrapbook pages and your cards to give them a really special look and there are so many different designs to choose from. 

Our new catalog has a few for a start and during the month of February, you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order.

Chevron Embossing Folder

Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Damask Embossing Folder
Stripe Embossing Folder

Dot Embossing Folder

Who doesn't like FREE? Another way to get FREE product is to host your own FREE Mini Workshop in your home. Invite family and friends and we will make a project you can take home. Starting at only $150 gathering total, you can choose FREE product for your Hostess Rewards! An average Gathering or FREE Mini Workshop garners $60 in Free product plus a 1/2 price item from anything in the Idea Book. 
Contact me today and book your own FREE mini Workshop! Or another option would be to host an Idea Book Party. Either way, I can set you up online and you can invite your ladies with e-mail which also means you can invite those ladies out of town, out of the state and they can still purchase from your Gathering online! Now, how easy is that?

Terry Metzger- Independent Close To My Heart Consultant


New Product Blog Hop!

Valentine Cards

Thanks for stopping by the New Product Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy the rest of the ideas by some very talented consultants.

I made these Valentine Cards and the holder for the Workshop listed to the right.  Since I purchased both of the new Card Workshops On The Go, I was able to use both of the exclusive stamp sets included in the kits along with the bulk paper from both of the Lollydoodle and Ivy Lane.I also used from the new pink glitter paper, the new purple glitter gems and two more of the new stamp sets in the catalog. 
 I used the directions in the Workshops On The Go Kits for some of the cards also. I will first post the pictures of the new Workshops On The Go Card Kits. Click on the links below:

Ivy Lane Workshop On The Go Card Kit

I want to take the time to say how much I appreciate these kits. They make 15 cards each so, over time I have collected several variety of cards  and I have to say, they have certainly come in handy this past year. With my poor organisation skills, I never get the cards made on time for important events. So, that's why it's been so great to have these cards ready to go. Plus, with the directions and the embellishments that are included, it makes cardmaking quick and easy!

First, I cut a little magazine holder from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge pg. 47 to store the cards in using Colonial White. I used the stamp set from Ivy Lane Card Kit and decorated the outside using the Random Stamping method. I cut a strip from the new Pink Glitter paper. On the back, I added a accent piece from pg. 72 of the Artiste for the title. 

I also used two new stamp sets called C1581 Inspiration Flourish:

                                     and B1443- Hello Wonderful: 

on the card below........

Thanks again for stopping by. Click on any of the links pictured below to enjoy more ideas and artwork from the new Spring and Summer Idea Book made by my fellow consultants. Happy Hopping and be sure to leave comments on each of their posts, also. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Time to say Goodbye!

Yes, sadly, it's that time again!

Time to rid out the old and bring in the new products! I really hate to see them go, but, I can't wait to see the new and exciting products coming in the Spring/Summer Idea Book-2014 that will be available for you Feb. 1.  I also love how Close To My Heart has made it so easy to shop from this list!

November is a great month to join my team!

If you really enjoy paper crafting, you might enjoy being part of our wonderful company~ click on the link and check out the information then feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Find out how you can earn an extra FREE product that will be in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book~2014!!!!!!!!! 

Here is a sneak peek of the new item you can earn when you sign up to be a Consultant! Introducing, our new Picture My Life scrapbooking program! Hurry, this Campaign ends Dec. 15!

Wow! This is one great product! Not only are they all going to make your scrapbooks easier and faster, they are absolutely cutesville! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Holidays from the Heart
October-December 2013 Constant Campaign
Choose a festive, new product free this holiday season with your qualifying order! When you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) between October 15 and December 31 from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one free “star” item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. You’ll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings! Receive one free "star" item for each $100 in your order.
Dates: Offer valid October 15–December 31, 2013.

When you purchase $100 in product, you will also be eligible for the October Stamp Of The Month!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Workshops Schedule:
Wish you could get a lot of cards made in one eve? Pick a date, there will be at least 2 dates to choose from for each workshop, so, join us for one or all of them! You will make 15 cards with all of your products in one handy kit! The only thing not included are the stamp pads, blocks and adhesives. The cost of the Workshop is just your products and if you want to use my blocks and stamp pads it will be an extra $5. 

I have been so glad time after time to have so many cards on hand for those special occasions when I didn't have time to make a card! 

G1064-Laughing Lola Card Workshop On The Go-$29.95...... November 7 and/or 8.
6 pm at my house.
G1063- Frosted Card Workshop On The go- $29.95.....November 14 at 6 pm and/or on Saturday the 16th starting at 9 am at my house.

Alternate Christmas Card Workshop- This card workshop is one I have designed for you using the patterns from our how-to books and using the Christmas Paper Pack from the Christmas bulletin.We will make 15 cards-3 designs/5 of each-$29.95 **Special Note- This workshop you will need to call me with your order. 
November 21 and/or 22.........6 pm my house
                          *Pictures coming soon.......

Z1038-My Acrylix Organiser makes a great holder for all those cards!

Remember- Click on the shop button to purchase your Workshop On The Go Card Workshop. It takes at least 7 days for your product to get to you so, keep that in mind in accordance to the dates of the Workshops! Don't want to shop online? Feel free to e-mail me with your order at:

*I also have Tombow refills for $3 and the cartridges for $5.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rediscover Close To My Heart!

Click on this blog button every month (posted on the side) for free downloads and lots of information about Close To My Heart! On the first of every month for a full year you can download free artwork of specially designed colorful gift tags,notepaper, home decor and more!

Let me introduce to you our brand new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge bundle. I have posted several pages of the book and some information about it on my Pinterest so feel free to take a look. On August 1 you can order your bundle (3 chipboard sheets, 3 exclusive stamp sets and the cartridge) for $99 or book your own Gathering + free mini workshop in August and when your sales reach $250~ you can get it for 1/2 price! Pre-order or book a Gathering today and I will send you a new FREE Fall/Winter~2013 Idea Book! 

New Consultant Kit~ only $49 (retails $155)

Love papercrafting? Like meeting new people? I am looking for someone like you to join my team! Here is a few reasons why you will like being a Close To My Heart consultant:
  • At least a 22% discount on everything you buy yourself and for profit when someone else purchases product from you.
  • One month pre-order period just for consultants before every catalog comes out
  • The opportunity for unlimited income
  • The opportunity to build a team of your own
  • Personal training, weekly training e-mails, your own website (free),team meetings, and personal mentoring from me.
  • The option of going to an annual CTMH Convention for Consultants only. Next year~ Disney Land (June 26-28, 2014)! It's something to look forward to because its fantastic!!!!
  • Regional Celebrations~ another truly fantastic way to get business and creative training for Consultants only!
  • Album Retreat~ For Consultants only, you will complete a whole album. (Oct. 17-19, 2013 in Salt Lake City)!
  • Tax benefits for home based business owners.
 I find it very rewarding to have my own business where I can be home and that allows me to have time to help my family when they need it and that has given me the opportunity to meet new people. It has taught me sef-disipline, to stay on track and actually finish things I have started. I have also learned and improved alot with my artwork and how to run a business. It is something I can share with my family. It not only furnishes a great income it is also a wonderful tax perk. For only $49~ you can start today living a job of your dreams.


Everything to meet your crafting and career needs. Approximately $155 in retail value!
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125)
  • Petite Perks™ A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (W2026)
  • Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C)
  • Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065)
  • Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
  • Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105)
  • Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190)
  • My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556)
  • My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563)
  • My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

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I am a Close To My Heart Consultant who enjoys scrapbooking our family's stories and preserving memories for future generations. I enjoy all aspects of crafting with paper and inks and enjoy teaching these techniques to others.