Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sassy Stamper's Club

Had a great time with the girls in Ohio a couple weeks ago making these cute little gift holders and cards.

I wish I had taken a close up of their gift holders and cards. Blond moment. We did a fun technique using our Pearl Paint and re inkers.  Here is the samples:

A card and a gift holder makes a special gift combination. What would you put in the tube above for that special recipient?

Looking forward to the next Club in July. Here is what were making.

Using the very same sketch from our wonderful book called Imagine on both layouts. It's fun to see the different ways you can tweek this to make it your own.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fun Weekend

I can't believe I didn't take my camera this weekend. Spent a wonderful time with a bunch of great ladies paper crafting at the North Manchester University. Spent the time scrapping, getting re-acquainted, laughing and catching up with everyone. This is the easiest retreat to get in and out of. There are a few of the students that come and help us pack our stuff in and out and even put it in our cars. Even though we are up on the second floor, there is an elevator to make getting us all up there very easy indeed. We each have our own huge table and super comfy office chairs to sit on. The majority of the ladies slept in a dorm and a few of us went home and slept in our own beds. 

There is a very talented chef in the kitchen fixing our meals so we don't go hungry. There is plenty of water, pop and coffee in our scrap room if we like. They fix us popcorn to eat during movie time (Frozen) on Saturday night while we were scrapping.We are very spoiled let me tell you!

I offered a class making a very simple 2 page layout with our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. Here is what we made:

This cartridge is really fun to use. I just put the size on 11" and all I had to do was change the design buttons for each design element and it cuts everything to fit a 12 x 12" page. This is just one great design element. Just like our other 2 cartridges, this one will cut 700 designs total. The lacy circles are cut with the Art Phylosophy Cricut Cartridge and the cardstock is all retired colors except the black of course.

I made a couple cards and a 2 page layout with the June Stamp of the Month. It was a really fun  stamp set to play with.

                                   June Stamp of the Month.

2-page layout

 I used Pacifica, Honey, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry for the colors. The patterned paper and the embossed cardstock is from the Free To Be Me paper pack. 

The overlay is cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I put the machine on Real Dial Size and shrunk it down to fit. I can cut overlays for cards when I do this also. 

   Two cards round it off real nice. I used our beautiful White Daisy cardstock for the card bases and stamped designs. 

I also offered 4 different paper designs in kits to whoever wanted to participate in a contest where they make a 2 page layout using the same diagram I put in there kit. It's always fun and interesting to see how each person's creativity comes out and the pages were all different. Again, I wish now I had taken my camera and taken pictures of each set. Everyone did a super good job. I made my own samples that I will post later with a little technique added that I learned from a video on You Tube and tried with our own products and loved how it turned out. If I can figure out how, I might even try doing my own video. Stay tuned. 

I had 4 participate in the contest and 3 winners and gave 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. prizes! I asked the rest of the ladies to vote so it was "people's choice!"

Late nights and early mornings to make it to breakfast at 7am on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday. I didn't know Sunday was 8 so I got up as usual and got in there by 7. Oh well, I was able to get some more done that way. Most of us packed up and left by noon and 1pm. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Card Workshop!

Well, it's been awhile since I posted last. I have been hauling my Close To My Heart things up and down my stairs for the last 4 months going to vendor events and teaching Workshops. Setting up and tearing down, hauling in and hauling out, hauling up the stairs and hauling down the stairs. I am beginning to feel like I am really working now. It has been fun and I have met a lot of new people who are now my friends. I really love my job!

I have also been teaching at 3 different Creative Clubs. One in South Bend, IN, one in Kendleville, IN, and one in Ohio. We make cards, or scrapbook pages, or gift items or decor for your home. If you are close to any of these places and want to join us, let me know. I would like to start a Creative Club here in this area also. If anyone is interested contact me also. 

Below, is the latest 3 cards we made last week in town here at a Card Workshop. The first 2 cards feature 2 of our new embossing folders. 

Who wants to make their very own cards like these (envelopes included)? Contact me and we can have a workshop ($3 per card) in your home too! 

Or, you can order a pre cut, pre stamped kit to make 6 cards (2 of each design) for $20! 

Thank you for visiting today! Everybody who leaves a comment will get their name in a basket and I will draw a winner for a FREE card kit of the above cards. Remember, they will be pre-cut and pre-stamped pieces.

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! 

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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.