Monday, January 2, 2017

Carta Bella Christmas Delivery-- Interactive Book

Hello,

Back again with another peek into a class that we're offering at our Winter Wonderland crop in January.

I'm here to share our talented crafty friend's work, Robyn Serino!  Last year, Robyn created a stunning inactive book featuring CTMH's White Pines.  This year she is back with another inactive book using Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery.  And, boy did Robyn nail it again!  This 6X6 book contains 10 gorgeous pages full of tags, photo mats, cards and embellishments that you can pull out and tuck away!

Below are photos of the cover and 10 pages.



























The next set of photos contain a sample of the interactive photo mats, tags, and lists, etc.

 4X4 Flip Flap
Embossed paper.
Acrylic snowflake.


 Pocket for lists and pics.
 Photo mat.
More photo mats. 

















Cost of this class is $33.00. The class will be held on Saturday, 1/14/17, in Hyannis. If you can't make it and would like to order a kit, then select this option under the Kits tab above.

Class size limited to 11.  Robyn's class sold out last year, so sign-up today!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

CTMH Oh Deer Pocket Scrapbooking

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Our Winter Wonderland crop is only 2 weeks away!  We are fortunate that our talented and ultra crafty friend, Jean MacLeod, will be teaching a class at the overnight!

Jean will be teaching a technique called "Pocket Scrapbooking".  You may be asking yourself, what is Pocket Scrapbooking?  Isn't this just "Project Life (PL)"?

Well Pocket Scrapbooking resembles Project Life in that it allows you to scrapbook quicker.  It is different than Project Life in that you are you not restricted in using PL cards and can do what you want.  With Pocket Scrapbooking, you can create a 12 X 12 standard LO and then insert a page of pocket sized pictures and embellishments.  You can then do another 12 X 12 page and put in some "Flip Flaps" or choose from a variety of different size protectors-- maybe a 6 X 12 or 4 X 12.

The goal is to make it a bit faster and of course fun:)

Below is the class that Jean MacLeod will be teaching at the Winter Wonderland Overnight.

 You can see that Jean starts with a 12X 12 LO.  Like many of us, Jean has too many pictures of this event.  See below how Pocket Scrapbooking helps.
 Here is the page of Pockets. Each of the protector either stores a picture or a design/embellishment.  By using this technique, Jean was able to squeeze in another 6 pictures and tie the design to her first LO.  But is she done?



 By using a flip flap, Jean added another photo and created a place for her journaling.




















The cost of this class will be $22 and includes all materials pre-cut, plus one Memory Page Protector. Please sign up on tab called Kits.

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

CTMH City Sidewalks Cards-- continued

Hi again.  Back with more cards using CTMH's City Sidewalk paper line.  Yesterday I revealed 3 cards and today I'm here to show you the remaining 3.


 For the first card, I used the "All is Bright" stamp.  This stamp did not initially catch my eye. But I gave it a second look after a couple of customers purchased it.  I love it!  (And, I love the $6.95 price:)
 For the second card, I used the "Joy to You & Me" stamp.  There is something about this little village scene that I simply adore! 

I tried to create a snow globe.
The last card is one of my favs.

The stamp set, "Cozy Christmas", comes with a set of coordinating dies for only $26.95. 

By ripping up some white/blue polka dot paper, I tried to create a snow look.  The stamp/die set also include a cute tree!
 Here are the 3 cards again.
Above are all 6 cards together. 

Again, I'll be teaching this class on December 3rd in Norwell, MA.  The cost is $18 for 6 cards. 

Please join us if you can!

Thanks, Maureen


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

CTMH City Sidewalks Cards

Hello,

I'll be teaching a card class next Saturday.  We'll be making 6 cards using the CTMH City Sidewalk line.

Here are 3 of the 6 cards:


For the first card, I used "The North Pole" (D1699) stamp set.  I enjoyed coloring in the adorable Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
 I used the CTMH City Sidewalks Cricut cartridge to cut out the wreath for the second card.  The red bow was cut out using CTMH's Flower Market Cricut cartridge. 

The sentiment was cut using the Artistry cartridge.
The last card is simplistic, but it's one of my favorites.  Using a CTMH die cut, I cut out the word "Christmas" in red patterned paper. I then stamped some pine needles and cones using the "Perfectly Pine" stamp set. 
















































I'll share the other 3 cards tomorrow.  Happy crafting!
Thanks, Maureen

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Friday, November 25, 2016

CTMH City Sidewalks LO

Hello,  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving yesterday.  It was a great day for me.  My dad came over, wheel chair and all.  He was excited to eat all the Thanksgiving goodies:) 

On December 10th, I'll be meeting up with my Boston Group to do some Christmas cards and a LO (layout).  Below is the LO that I designed using both the City Sidewalks paper and Cricut cartridge. 



The Winter Wonderland, Season Greetings, and village were all cut out using the CTMH City Sidewalks Cricut cartridge.  These are just 3 of the many cute shapes!

Here's some close ups of the Cricut shapes.  The village scene is the best!























Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!  Maureen

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CTMH Black Friday Deals!!!

Hello, happy Thanksgiving Eve!  Just taking a break from cleaning the house and wanted to let you know about Close To My Heart's Black Friday sale!! 

Love getting a great deal on crafting supplies to add to your stash? For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart (CTMH)!
 

For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 USD/$55 CAD to $150 USD/$160 CAD, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone!

 





What is included in the mystery boxes?
It’s a big surprise, but we will tell you that the mystery boxes will be filled with retired products grouped together purposefully for certain types of crafters. The scrapbooking bundles will contain products like retired My Legacyalbums, papers, Complements, Instalifemini albums and cards, Picture My Lifepocket scrapbooking cards, and assorted embellishments like mini-medley accents, washi tape, and stickers! The cardmaking bundles will contain things like retired Cut Abovecard kits, envelopes in assorted sizes, papers, and assorted embellishments. Finally, we will also be offering scrapbooking & cardmaking bundles with a combination of products for those who love it all! Again, these bundles will be inside mystery boxes, so you won’t know which exact products you’ll be getting, but this gives you an idea of what we’ve cooked up.
 
Will I receive duplicate products in the mystery boxes?

You may receive duplicate items in the mystery boxes. Many of the items included in the mystery boxes are considered consumable, which just means that having more than one would be even better! In the instances that duplicates are included, we won’t put more than two identical items in a single mystery box.


What are the prices for the mystery boxes?

The mystery boxes will be made available in five tiers. Some boxes may contain items included in other mystery boxes, at other price points. The price tiers are as follows:

• $35 USD/$55 CAD mystery boxes (on average, a $70 USD/$85 CAD value!)

• $50 USD/$65 CAD mystery boxes (on average, a $90 USD/$105 CAD value!)

• $75 USD/$85 CAD mystery boxes (on average, a $140 USD/$165 CAD value!)

• $115 USD/$125 CAD mystery boxes (on average, a $235 USD/$280 CAD value!)

• $150 USD/$160 CAD mystery boxes (on average, a $335 USD/$395 CAD value!)


How long will each mystery box be available?
Each mystery box will be available for up to 24 hours, while supplies last. Visit my Online STORE early for the most options!


Thanks for reading and get your stash on Friday!!!
Maureen
 







 

 
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CTMH November SOTM Blog Hop


Hello, welcome to the November SOTM blog hop!  If you came here from Jacquelin's Blog, then you are on the right track.  Should you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

The "New Year's Cheer" stamp set contains 13 pieces.    The stamp is ideal for New Year's cards or scrapbooking.  I used the set to document a romantic ride on a gondola!  The ride came complete with champagne-- very nice!  (If you are wondering where I am, then come back later in the week when I debut page 2:)


Here is a close-up of the stamping.  Notice the little black bow-tie-- so cute! The sentiment 'Clink' is perfect here too.  And, the pennant stamps allow me to match the inks to the paper I'm working with. 

With regards to the paper, I'm using 'Swan Lake' again. 

For the title, I used CTMH's die title-- Celebrate. 














Thanks for stopping by.  If you'd like to order this stamp set, then please visit my store.

Be sure to visit all of the consultant's blogs.  Next up is Michelle.  Here is the link to her wonderful BLOG.  Enjoy and have a great month!

Maureen

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