Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friendly Reminder...Seasonal Expressions 1 RETIRES April 30th



Hello Friends!

I'm posting to quickly remind you of several events coming up using Hello Lovely, the final paper pack I'm showcasing from Seasonal Expressions 1.  Also, April 30th marks the deadline to order products from Seasonal Expressions 1...thats right, a NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 will be launched on Monday, May 1st!

NOTE: Hello Lovely products need to be ordered by April 30th
   and April Stamp of the Month, Flock Together (#S1704)

I'm hosting two separate workshops using Hello Lovely.  The first will be a card workshop, where we will create 12 cards and a gift box to store both cards and envelopes...or to give as a gift.  The second is the Hello Lovely WYW kit, creating three 2-page layouts.

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I love the variety of cards in this kit, included are Thank You, Thinking of You, With Sympathy, Wedding, Anniversary and All Occasion.  The top 3 cards in the photo, you'll create 3 each of the 3 different designs.  The bottom 3 cards are using the PML (Picture My Life) cards, and you'll create just one of each.

Hello Lovely 12-Card Workshop with Gift Box

WHEN: Fri, May 5th (1-5pm), Sat, May 6th (9am-1pm), Tues, May 9th (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, April 30th by 5pm (I have 8 card kits available for purchase now)
CLASS FEE:  $26 --- Card Kit includes: 1/2pk Hello Lovely (X7216B), 5 sheets cardstock (1-Fern, 1-SeaGlass, 1-Sorbet, 1-Desert Sand, 1-Colonial White), 12 Colonial White Cards/Envelopes, all thin-cut images, 1-Shimmer Blush Ribbon (Z3313), and 1-Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" trimmer, adhesives, scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat, INKS used: Sorbet, Desert Sand, color medium of your choice (I used ShinHan markers - Pastel Peach, Barely Beige, Sap Green, Turquoise Blue)

Add Ons - may not have in time for workshop (if you want for personal use later), I'm happy to share mine
Z3301 - Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle - $28.95
C1661 - Heartfelt Thoughts - $13.95
Z3247 - Simple Chevron Embossing Folder - $8.95

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Hello Lovely WYW Kit  (LAYOUTS ONLY)
  



WHEN: Sat, May 13th (9am-noon), Tues, May 16th (9am-noon), Wed, May 17th (1-4pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, April 30th at 5pm (orders will be placed by 6pm)
CLASS FEE:  Hello Lovely WYW Kit = #G1119, $26.95* 

*Layouts use additional cardstock and are adapted from the original layouts in the guide.  You may bring cardstock from your personal stash, or purchase per sheet from me (5-Kraft, 1-Sorbet, 3-SeaGlass, 2-White Daisy)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" trimmer, adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), Memory Protectors (optional-to protect finished layouts)

REMEMBER - if you can't make the dates I'm hosting a particular workshop, you may purchase supplies and complete the workshop at an All Day Crop or on your own.

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WATCH FOR MY 
MAY NEWSLETTER 
(coming soon)
to be posted on Monday, May 1st

with LOTS of NEW PRODUCTS,

SPECIALS for National Scrapbooking Month, 

and even more classes!

Can't wait to see you in May!

Monday, March 27, 2017

APRIL 2017 Classes & Specials


Hello Friends~

Happy Spring!  The days are getting longer, and the spring snow storms are bringing us the moisture we desperately need in Colorado.

Time is running out to take advantage of 25% off Thin-Cuts during the month of March.  To date, the Dreamin' Big thin cut bundle is SOLD OUT.  Others remain in stock - it's a great deal! Check them all out here.

Its hard to believe, we are coming to the end of the Seasonal Expressions 1(SE1).  April 2017 is the last month to make those purchases of products contained within the SE1 (the Annual Inspirations goes through July 2017).  Due to limitations in corporate inventory, I've had to change up the order I'm planning to do showcase the last two paper packs.  I'm planning to showcase "Some Kinda Wonderful" in April and "Hello Lovely" in May.

However, all orders will have to be placed in April for both Some Kinda Wonderful and Hello Lovely, since all products will retire on May 1st.  And...a reminder, all products are while supplies last.



In March, I debuted the Card Buffet workshops...I hope to continue these in the coming months.  Its an opportunity for you to make as many cards as you can in a 2 hour time frame.  Cards range from Happy Birthday, Sympathy, Thinking of You, and more.  Even with my "rules" they had to follow, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Here's just a sampling of some of the cards they could create.

Feel free to share this blog post with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I love to reward YOU too! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I truly appreciate YOU!

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most...
Julie

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1) "Here For You" Cardmaking Workshop
2) "Some Kinda Wonderful" Workshop Your Way - create (3) 2-page layouts and 9 cards
3) "Some Kinda Wonderful" 15-Card Workshop - create 3 each of 5 different cards
4) April Stamp of the Month - #S1704 Flock Together (set of 11)
5) April SPECIAL - 15-Minute Memories
6) A LOOK AHEAD to May workshops - order in April before SE1 expires!

1) HERE FOR YOU Cardmaking Workshop - create 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs
(click on image to enlarge)
WHEN:  (Choose Your Day)  
Tues, April 11th (9am-noon) - Fri, April 14th (9am-noon) OR (6-9pm) - Sat, April 15th (9am-noon)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, April 2nd with order and payment
CLASS FEE:  Here for You Cardmaking Kit = #G1124, $24.95  (view contents here)

ADD-Ons include:
Z2810 Blossom ink pad
Z2896 Smoothie ink pad
Z2807 Willow ink pad

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended). INKS: Blossom, Smoothie, Willow  BLOCKS: 2x2

2) SOME KINDA WONDERFUL Workshop Your Way - create (3) 2-page layouts and 9 cards
(click on images to enlarge)



PLUS 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)

WHEN: (Choose Your Day):
Tues, April 18th (9am-1pm) - Wed, April 19th (1-5pm) - Sat, April 22nd (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Saturday, April 8th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: Some Kinda Wonderful WYW Kit = #G1120, $26.95* (view contents here)

*Layouts use additional cardstock for photo mats (1-Willow, 1-White Daisy), you may purchase individual sheets from me for $.70/sheet or bring from your personal stash.
ADD-ONs include: (for cards)
Z3302 Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle 
X254 White Cards & Envelopes
INKS: Memento Black (#Z899, $7.95), Raspberry (#Z2812)
For coloring images - I used ShinHan alcohol markers, you may use medium of your choice. 
MARKERS: Mahogany (Z2456), Clay (Z2451), Barely Beige (Z2445), Marigold (Z2457), Golden Yellow (Z2452), Vivid Green (Z2466), Warm Grey (Z2467)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" trimmer, adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, Liquid Glass), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), Memory Protectors (optional-to protect finished layouts).  FOR CARDS: (9) White Cards & Envelopes, coloring medium of choice, INKS:  Black (Memento), Raspberry BLOCKS: variety of sizes

3) SOME KINDA WONDERFUL 15-Card Workshop - create 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs
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WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Tues, April 25th (9am-1pm) - Wed, April 26th (1-5pm) - Sat, April 29th (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Saturday, April 15th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $18 + any ADD-ONs purchased

CARD KIT includes: 1/2 Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack (X7217B), 15-White Cards & Envelopes, additional cardstock (1-Black, 1-Glacier, 1-Raspberry, 2-White Daisy), Cricut cuts, Thin Cut die-cuts, 1.25 yd Black Shimmer Trim

ADD-ON supplies needed for cards - (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z3216 White Twine (use left over from WYW kit)
Z3314 Black & White Dots (used lots of black, could sub white left over from WYW kit)
Z3302 Some Kinda Wonderful Thin-Cuts Bundle (optional, highly recommended for personal use)
INKS: Memento Black (Z899), Raspberry (Z2812), Whisper (Z2872)
*use coloring medium of your choice to color in images*
SHINHAN MARKERS used: Warm GreyWG7 (Z2468), Warm Grey WG4 (Z2467), Pastel Peach (Z2460), Golden Yellow (Z2452), Pastel Green (Z2459), Leaf Green (Z2454), Vivid Green (Z2466), Turquoise Blue (Z2465), Cerulean Blue (Z2449)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat, add-on products from your stash, coloring medium of your choice, INKS, BLOCKS

4) APRIL Stamp of the Month - #S1704 Flock Together (set of 11)
BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of April 2017.

5) April SPECIAL - "15-Minute Memories"
Choose between two designs -- Little One and Forever & Always -- then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes!  Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit.   You're going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above!
Preserve your memories in minutes with Cut Above layout kits!  In April 2017, save 50% on our Cut Above layout kits, which are designed to make memory keeping easier than ever.  

Each layout kit includes:
  • Two 12x12 printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12x12 Memory Protectors
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors
*Offer available April 1- April 30, 2017 while supplies last.  Shipping & handling assessed on retail value.

6) A LOOK AHEAD - May workshops using "Hello Lovely" (dates to be determined), these layouts are changed from the original layouts in the workshop guide, but use the Hello Lovely WYW Kit (#G1119, $26.95), and use additional cardstock (5-Kraft, 1-Sorbet, 3-SeaGlass, 2-White Daisy)

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(sorry, layout #1 looks out of square in photo, bad angle)


I'm also currently working on a Card Project using the Hello Lovely papers.  I will be posting info on this project within the next week.  It will also use the Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin-Cuts bundle, Blush Shimmer Ribbon, and Gold Glitter Gems (which you may be able to use left overs from WYW)

Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MARCH 2017 Classes & Specials



Hello Friends!

Springtime is right around the corner!  This month's classes using Dreamin' Big papers will definitely get you ready to preserve those Springtime memories, and also send "happy" mail to your friends.  Don't miss out, I'd love to have you join me.


Be sure to check out the March SPECIAL below, Cut it Out!...it's sure going to sell out quickly, and I'm hoping the warehouse has stocked up!  You don't want to miss out on the special...I'm even giving you an extra few hours to consider your "THIN-CUT" order. (FYI - I will be hosting workshops using the Hello Lovely thin cut bundle, and Some Kinda Wonderful thin cut bundles in the upcoming months! Save 25% and buy them now!)


Feel free to share this blog post with your friends (and yes, even family!) who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I'm happy to reward YOU too!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I truly do appreciate YOU!


Helping your preserve the memories that matter most-

Julie

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1) DREAMIN' BIG 16-Card Workshop
2) DREAMIN' BIG Workshop Your Way - (3) 2-page layouts + 9 cards
3) March SPECIAL - Cut it Out!
4) March Stamp of the Month - #S1703 Tea-rrific (set of 11)
5) Card Buffet Debut
6) All Day Crop - Saturday, March 25th 10am-10pm

1) DREAMIN' BIG 16-Card Workshop- create 16 cards = 4 each of these 4 designs
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 (just for you card inspired by Vicki Wizniuk)

(showing the flowers OR the adorable bugs - if bugs aren't your thing, the reverse side of paper are the flowers)


WHEN: (Choose Your Day): 
Sat, Mar11 (9am-noon), Tues, Mar14 (9am-noon), Wed, Mar15 (1-4pm), Fri, Mar17 (9am-noon)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, March 5th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $12 + any ADD-ONs purchased

CARD KIT includes:  1/2 Dreamin' Big paper pack (X7218B), 16-White Cards & Envelopes (X254), 1 sheet White Daisy cardstock

ADD-ON supplies needed for cards - (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z3315 Dreamin' Big Sequins - $3.95
Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine -$3.95
Z679 Liquid Glass (optional, recommended - used for attaching twine to cards) -$6.95
Z3303 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle (includes stamp set) - optional.  These are 25% off during the month of March with the Cut It Out SPECIAL - if you are even considering these, I encourage you to purchase now. 

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, black journaling pen, add-on products from your personal stash if you didn't order them, INKS: Poppy, Slate, Sorbet, Juniper  BLOCKS: 1x1, 1x3.5, 2x2

2) DREAMIN' BIG Workshop Your Way - (3) 2-page layouts PLUS 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)

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PLUS 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)

WHEN: (Choose Your Day): 
Fri, Mar17 (2-6pm), Sat, Mar18 (1-5pm), Tues, Mar21 (9am-1pm), Wed, Mar29 (1-5pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Sutdio
RSVP by Friday, March 10th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: Dreamin'Big WYW Kit = #G1121, $26.95*

*Layouts use additional cardstock for photo mats (1-Black, 1-Glacier), you may purchase individual sheets from me for $.70/sht, or bring from your personal stash.

ADD-ONs include: (for cards)
Z3303 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (includes stamp set) ON SALE this month! Save 25%!!!
INKS: Juniper (Z2865), Poppy (Z2852), Sorbet (Z2864), Slate (Z2873)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" trimmer, adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, Liquid Glass (optional, but recommended), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), Memory Protectors (optional-to protect your completed layouts).  FOR CARDS: (9) White Cards & Envelopes, INKS: Juniper, Poppy, Sorbet, Slate BLOCKS: variety of sizes

3) MARCH SPECIAL - Cut It Out!  View Promotional Flyer  available March1-31, 2017 only

SAVE 25% on ALL THIN CUTS!!!
Thin Cuts give you a fast an easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off!  Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get prices, dimensional shapes in no time!  Offer available only while supplies last!



4) MARCH Stamp of the Month - #S1703 Tea-rrific (set of 11)

BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of March 2017.

5) CARD BUFFET Debut  - Saturday, March 18th from 9:30am-11:30am
I will have multiple kits of at least 10+ different cards, for all occasions, using current and retired products! 

Here's how it works: Come make all that cards you can in 2 hours for just $15!  You bring your own adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, glue dots, etc) and a Basic Tool Kit including scissors, paper piercing tool, bone folder, VersaMat, stamp scrubber and spritz, etc.  All other supplies for cards are provided an pre-cut for you! You get to use my ink pads and blocks (or bring your own blocks for personal use - make sure your blocks are clearly labeled with your initials if you do!)

Yes...there are rules you must follow - each card must be completed before you move on to the next card, you cannot take cards home to complete, you only have 2 hours to complete as many cards as you can, and most importantly, you must care for my products as if they were your own.  Come join the FUN!!! Space is limited.

6) ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, March 25th from 10am-10pm
Join me for 12 hours of cropping time!  Make time to work on your own personal projects without the distractions of everyday life.  This is YOUR time to play and enjoy the company of others while you create.  Bring your own projects and supplies, OR bring supplies you purchased from any workshop you were unable to attend in person, and I will be here to assist you!  Come for the friendships, stay for the FUN!!!

Space is limited to the first 8 with a paid registration.  ADULTS only please.
COST $25, includes lunch, dinner and supplies for a creative project.
RSVP by Monday, March 20th with payment to reserve your space - or until ALL spaces are filled.

Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 CTMH Workshops & Specials


Hello Friends~

Happy FEBRUARY!!!  Can't believe we are already a full week into February.  Unfortunately, I've been under the weather as we begin the new month.  Our bodies have a way of making us slow down and get the rest we need whether we want to or not.  I've been around so many people, co-workers, and patients who have one bug or another, and it eventually caught up to me.  It completely zapped my energy, not to mention any creativity I had in me...I would have loved to have 4 solid days creating artwork!  I'm on the mend now, energy is back, and I'm getting back in the groove of things.

I closed out January with a full house All Day Crop, thanks to everyone who participated and joined the fun!  I wish 12 hours of creative time didn't go by so fast!  We officially broke in the new bar area with lunch, dinner and of course happy hour! Hoping to have many more of these events in 2017.
 



Interested in knowing when your favorite papers from SE1 will be coming in the months ahead?  February is Sugar Rush, March will be Dreamin' Big, April will be Hello Lovely, and May will be Some Kinda Wonderful.  A few other events, such as Card Buffets are in the works too!

Feel free to share this blog post with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I'm happy to reward YOU too!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I do appreciate YOU!

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most~
Julie

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1) Sugar Rush 12-Card Workshop
2) SUGAR RUSH Workshop Your Way = (3) 2-page layouts + 9 cards
3) FEBRUARY Promotion - SIGN ME UP!
4) February Stamp of the Month - #S1702 Easter Bunny
5) Celebrating 17 years with CTMH in February!
6) Card Buffet COMING SOON!


1) Sugar Rush 12-Card Workshop -create 3 each of the 4 designs
Who doesn't need fun, festive birthday cards to send out to friends and family?  Get your stock pile started with this 12 card workshop using the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle which also includes the stamp set!  (click on image to enlarge)


WHEN: (Choose Your Day) Fri, Feb17 (9am-noon) OR (6-9pm), Sat, Feb18 (9am-noon), Tues, Feb21 (9am-noon)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, February 12th at 6pm with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $12 for card kit + add-ons 

CARD KIT includes: 1/2 pk Sugar Rush (X7215B), 12 White Cards & Envelopes (X254), 2 sheets cardstock (1-Tangerine, 1-White Daisy)

ADD-ON supplies also needed for cards - (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z3310 Sugar Rush Dots
Z3311 Sugar Rush Washi Tape
Z3300 Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle - optional (if you're even considering these, I encourage you to purchase these now, as the Thin Cuts have a history of selling out quick!  I know you'll want these after making the cards, so be prepared and have them available for your personal use).  The THIN CUTS BUNDLE also includes C1671 Sugar Rush-Cardmaking stamp set.

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, add-on products from your stash, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), BLOCKS: 1x1, 2x2, 1x3.5, INKS: SeaGlass, Tangerine, Pomegranate

2) Sugar Rush WYW - (3) 2-page layouts PLUS 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)
Celebrate your sweet loves - sweet treats, furry friends, hubby, ice cream and more!
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WHEN: (Choose Your Day): Wed, Feb22 (9am-1pm); Sat, Feb25 (9am-1pm); Tues, Feb28 (9am-1pm)
WHERE:  Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Tuesday, February 14th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: Sugar Rush WYW Kit = #G1118, $26.95*

*Layouts use additional cardstock (1-Pomegranate, 1-Tangerine, 1-SeaGlass, 1-Whisper for photo mats), you may purchase individual sheets from me for $.70/sht, or purchase the Sugar Rush coordinating cardstock pack listed with Add-Ons below.

Add-Ons include: 
X7215D Sugar Rush Coordinating Cardstock (includes 3 sheets each of Pomegranate, Tangerine, SeaGlass and Whisper)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" trimmer, adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), Memory Protectors (optional-to protect your completed layouts).  FOR CARDS, you'll also need: (9) White Cards & Envelopes, INKS: Pomegranate, SeaGlass

3) February Promotion - SIGN ME UP!!!
 
The CTMH Consultant Opportunity Awaits...
If you've ever considered signing up as a CTMH Consultant, now is a great time to finally do it!  When you sign up, you get the following:
  • New Consultant Kit full of products valued over $200
  • $50 in Select Product Credit
  • 22% commission on additional product purchases and sales
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours
  • PLUS, if you sign up in February 2017, you will also receive the February, March and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE - an additional $53.85 in retail value!
Former CTMH Consultants...
As a special offer his month, you can choose a no-kit option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit!  Sign up for just $50 and you'll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the 3 Stamp of the Month sets - it's an unbeatable opportunity to come back and get a fresh start with Close To My Heart.
*Free Stamp of the Month sets offer and no-kit sign-up offer valid February 1-February 28, 2017 only.
I will also be posting a Facebook LIVE event video under the Monthly Specials TAB above.

4) FEBRUARY Stamp of the Month - #S1702 - Easter Bunny (set of 12)
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BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of February 2017.




5) Celebrating 17 years with CTMH in February!  I want to send out a very sincere and heartfelt message of gratitude to YOU for 17 fabulous years of friendships, preserving memories, card-making and paper-crafting.  We've shared lots of stories and lots of laughs over the years.  We've come a LONG way, baby!  I know many of you remember the days of me hosting workshops in our garage, then in the barn, and now in my finished studio. Even our artwork has advanced - as I'm purging through 16 years of completed artwork - I'm seeing the evolution of how far we have come over time.  Thanks for sticking with me...I wouldn't be doing this without you!  Many of my closest and dearest friendships are because of CTMH, and that includes YOU!!!  CHEERS to another 17 years!!!

6) Card Buffets COMING SOON!!!  Some time ago, I mentioned wanting to incorporate Card Buffet Workshops into my calendar of events.  That time is right around the corner!   Here's how it works:  Come make all the cards you can in 2 hours for just $15!   You bring your own adhesives (tape runners, 3D foam tape, glue dots, etc) and a Basic Tool Kit including scissors, paper piercing tool, bone folder, VersaMat, stamp scrubber & spritz, etc.  All other supplies for cards are provided and pre-cut of you!  You get to use my ink pads and blocks (or bring your own blocks for personal use - make sure your blocks are clearly labeled with your initials if you do!)  I'm planning to start hosting this event at least once a  month - with new cards into the rotation each month.  

Yes...there are rules you MUST follow - each card must be completed before you move on to the next card, you cannot take cards home to complete, you must care for my products as if they were your own. COME JOIN THE FUN!  Watch my blog and my Facebook business page for the announcement and date!

Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com



























Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JANUARY 2017 CTMH Workshops & Specials




Hello Friends~

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I'm so excited to share with you some of the fabulous new products coming to you in early 2017 with the NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 (SE1).  The SE1 is currently live through April 2017.  I'm making my rounds getting these 'paper gems' into your hands, so if you haven't already viewed the contents online, here's the link to view SE1 online.  
 
If you LOVE the artwork on the cover, I can't wait for you to see inside!  The cover uses a new stamp set called Hello Lovely-Scrapbooking (D1713) found within the pages of SE1.

Over the holiday's, I decided to accomplish another daunting task - I emptied out all the boxes that were being stored in the trailer in the backyard during construction of the basement, back into my studio - needless to say, I was buried in boxes (I didn't want a picture of that, it stressed me out)!  I thought maybe the producers of "Hoarders" would find me! I've been purging and organizing for nearly 2 weeks. Ken is happy to have his trailer back.

Feel free to share this blog link with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I'm happy to reward YOU too!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I do appreciate YOU! 

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most~
Julie

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1) 24 Card Workshop using Rustic Home & Heart Thin Cuts
2) All Day CROP - Saturday, January 28th 10am-10pm
3) National Paper-Crafting Month SPECIAL
4) January Stamp of the Month - Adore You 
5) A Look Ahead - SUGAR RUSH coming in February 2017

1) 24 Card Workshop
I love the rustic appearance of these cards - bringing back some basic techniques I haven't personally used in awhile - paper sanding, and heat embossing!  These are themed as 'Thank You' cards, however, they could be so easily converted into Valentine's for friends and family too!  (click on image to enlarge)

WHEN: (Choose Your Day) Friday, 1/20/17 (9am-1pm) or (5-9pm), Saturday, 1/21/17 (9am-1pm), Tuesday, 1/24/2107 (9am-1pm)
WHERE:  Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Sunday, January 15th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $20 for card kit + add ons

CARD KIT includes: 1/2-Rustic Home Fundamentals(Z3262), 1/2-White Cards & Envelopes(X254), 5 sheets cardstock (1-White Daisy, 2-Peacock, 1-Poppy, 1-Saffron)

ADD-ON supplies needed for cards - (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z2068 Ranger White Superfine Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater (I have one to share, however, multiples would be nice for workshop setting)
A1192 Happy Hearts Stamp Set with blocks
Z1294 Sanding Kit - or bring fine grit sandpaper from your hubby's stash! LOL
Z3260 Hearts Thin-Cuts -optional (I plan to have the hearts pre-cut for you, but you may choose to purchase thin cuts for your personal use - no guarantee these will be in next Annual Inspirations, and tend to sell out)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, glue dots, bonding memories glue pen, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, add-on products from your stash, VersaMat (optional, but highly recommended), BLOCKS: 1x1, 2x2, 1x3.5

2) ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 10am-10pm
They're back!  That's right...it's time to bring back my crops! I'm thrilled to be able to share my new studio with you!  I'm in dire need of some creative time with my peeps! 

Join me for 12 hours of cropping time!  Make time to work on your own personal projects without the distractions of everyday life.  This is YOUR time to play and enjoy the company of others while you create.  Bring your own projects and supplies, OR bring supplies you purchased from any workshop you were unable to attend in person, and I will be here to assist you!  Come for the friendships, stay for the FUN!!!

Space is limited to the first 8 with a paid registration.  ADULTS only please.
COST $25, includes lunch, dinner and supplies for a creative project.
RSVP by Monday, January 23rd with payment to reserve your space.

3) National Paper-Crafting Month SPECIAL only in JANUARY 2017 (click on image to enlarge)
 
Every January, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper!  We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it - in short, we craft with it!  This January, we'll be celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home decor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit.  This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming decor piece for your home. 



How can you get yours? Check it out- View the 4 ways to get the wreath kit.  
HURRY - available only in January 2017.

4) JANUARY Stamp of the Month - Adore You (#S1701, set of 12) - view images and artwork  (click on image to enlarge)



BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% off retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of January 2017.

5) A Look Ahead - SUGAR RUSH in FEBRUARY


What do you LOVE about February? - all the sweet treats shared on Valentine's Day, special moments with all the loves of your life, not to mention all the hugs from friends, even your furry friends!  All of these precious memories can be preserved with the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit!  These kits create so much amazing artwork, you can even create 9 birthday cards with the scraps leftover from your (3) 2-page layouts.  (You'll need 9 card bases and the Sugar Rush Thin Cut Bundle to complete the cards.)

Join me in February for this workshop and more! (click on images to enlarge)








Cheers to 2017 - may the new year bring you happiness and health!

Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com