Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Welcome to the Team!

Close To My Heart is always hiring new Consultants and what a job this is! I love to welcome new members to my team. We are a group made up of some of the best creative consultants in the stamping and scrapbooking world and we are proud to call ourselves the California Dreamin' Team! Part of the fun of becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant is the enjoyment of stamping and crafting with our team, traveling to Close To My Heart sponsored events, and sharing your love of stamping and paper crafting with everyone you know!

This month is a great time for past Consultants to rejoin Close To My Heart for a low fee. Former Consultants who enroll during the month of August have the opportunity to pick from either an "essentials" version of the New Consultant Kit for $49 USD or a regular New Consultant Kit for $129 USD.
The "essentials" kit features business building items such as order forms, idea books, and paper swatches to help you get your new business off to a great start.Plus you will receive a Zoe Workshop on the Go®!

Getting started again with Close To My Heart is easy, just go to my website and get started! We'd love to have you on the team! www.stampedbyme.ctmh.com.

Some of the team having fun at a crop this last weekend! We know how to have FUN!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Product Sneak Peek!

This month is special . . . even though the NEW idea book is not available yet, we have been given a sneak peek at some of the new products. AND we can order it now. I'm pretty excited to introduce the following:

A new Cricut Cartridge -- Artistry

The Artistry cartridge is perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, and decorating your papercrafting projects. I love all the layered designs and the fun new images. Best of all? It's now packaged with colorful cardstock instead of the diminsional elements, making creating a project instantly a snap. Comes with the cardstock, 3 D size stamp sets and the Artistry cartridge. You can also purchase the set with just the digital version of the cartridge with the same accessories.

All New Artistry Cricut Cartridge
Z3167 just $99 or
Z3190 just $79 with the digital version
(digital version only works with Cricut Explore and Cricut Air machines)

A new paper pack -- Zoe
An all new paper kit, accessories and Workshop on the Go is available August first as well!
  • My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
  • Zoe Complements (X7197C)
  • Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
  • Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z3123)
  • Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit (G1096)
I don't yet have pictures of the assortment or the Complements, but if you enter the number on my shopping page, it will display the product information.

This is a picture of the Zoe Workshop on The Go.

Here are a few samples of a cute Zoe card and Zoe scrapbook layout.

The August Get Organized Special

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! 
 Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early
purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers.
Z3120 Marker Roll-Up 
Z3121 Accessory Roll-Up  

Have fun shopping. Place your order via my website at http://stampedbyme.ctmh.com and receive a special discount on shipping!!! Just 4.95%!


Also, remember the current catalog is still available to order things . . . be sure to check out the discontinued list to be sure you don't miss out on a favorite! Discontinued List Link Here

Friday, July 3, 2015

This month's Card Workshop!

Announcing this month's Card Workshop!

If you are interested in attending one of my fun workshops, please leave a comment and let me know.

Here's the cards:
We always have fun at workshops in the Stamp Studio . . . hope you can join us!

Dates: Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
            OR Thursday, July 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
            OR Saturday, July 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Man Cards Jackson Style

Announcing the Workshop for this Month!

It's all about man cards. It's so hard to make a good man card. Glitter and glitz is often just not acceptable to the manly man. Which leaves me stuck. What good is a card with no glitter and jazzy stuff???

This month I played with the Jackson Workshop Kit and came up with my own theme. The kit comes with everything you need to make 10 beautiful, er I mean studly cards:

This is the first card. Obviously you won't need 5 of the same card so you can choose from other sayings, like happy birthday. Good thing since you can never have too many manly man birthday cards.

The second card I made is another card with Jackson paper and it is really fun and simple to make. And so manly.

For the month of June I am offering a 10 Card Man Card Workshop for just $10.00. If you are interested in receiving the kit or learning more about my classes and offerings, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Who says making a man card has to be boring?
Come and play in the Stamp Studio!

Your inky stampy friend,

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sneak Peak at June . . . Shhhh!

I've never been able to keep a secret . . . I blab exciting news like a great big stooly pigeon. Shine the light on me and I sing all the secrets. So here it is.

I'm planning fun MAN CARDS for June workshops. That's right. Man Cards. The dreaded word in cardmaking circles. Impossible to make, because defying logic manly cards do not have glitter, or bows, or bedeckled sequins. Nope, man cards are boring.

So I searched and found the perfect cards for us to make (I see we can sneak a sequin on, in a manly way, of course. Using manly Jackson paper, which is oh so manly, I've found the perfect cards for us to make for that special manly man in our lives.

Jackson paper is a pack of coordinating decorative paper and cardstock in rich tones of Barn Red, Glacier, Cocoa, and Juniper.

Here are pictures of the cards we will be making . . .

Beautiful cards, to be sure, but instead of these sayings, we will be using the ever so versatile Holiday Tags Stamp Set shown here:
You could pick anything from a Thank You to Happy Birthday to even Father's Day. Wahoo!

Classes will be announced soon, as well as the price. Super fun. Super easy. Your manly man will love his man card. Guaranteed.

Hope to see you in the Stamp Studio soon!


Thursday, May 14, 2015


The weather today is blurry . . . cold and rainy and no sun in sight which makes working with springy, bright paper even more fun! Today is my evening scrapbook workshop for Blossom. The kit is just $6.50 and you can either come to tonight's workshop at 6:00 p.m. or come on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. OR you can order it to be done at home and I'll put that together for you too!

Easy, easy! PLUS, this is exciting, if you follow the cutting directions you actually will have leftover material to make another page or cards or . . . you know, any papercrafting project you have in mind.

I'm using my leftovers to make some Springy cards. That's what needs to be done on a rainy, blurry May day. Come on rain, bring it on!
Here are some cute samples of cards I'm going to stamp lift today (totally legal). Fun and easy! I'm going to use my scraps from the kit and leftover sequins and twine. Fun, fun!

Here's a picture of the layout the kit makes:
Let me know if you are interested in the kit in the comments below and I'll get it right out to you or sign you up for a class. It's fun to stamp with friends!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blossom Workshop!

I know I keep going on and on about the Blossom paper, one of the latest paper packets from the Close To My Heart spring line, but seriously, this paper can't be beat. Of the highest quality cardstock weight paper, this packet has everything you need to create beautiful artwork from cards to scrapbook pages to paper crafts. The designed paper is whimsical and beautiful, the coordinating cardstock in the packet is designed to accentuate and compliment the designed paper making creating fun and easy to do.

And then there's the all new Blossom Workshop Kit. Offered exclusively through me, this kit has all you need to create a 2 page layout perfect for any number of themes. The best news? The price! At just $6.50 you will receive the following:

Blossom  Designed Paper        2 sheets               
Sorbet Cardstock                      1 sheet
Kraft Cardstock                        1 sheet 
White Daisy Cardstock            2 sheets
Glacier Twine                          1 yard   
Coral Reef Sequins                  ½ pack 
Blossom Layout Workshop Guide

Even better? You can complete the workshop on your own (I'll stamp the images for you) with the very easy to follow Workshop Guide OR you can come to one of three workshops being offered in my Stamp Studio. I have the following dates available: Wednesday, May 13th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If none of those dates work for you and you still want to get together, just respond to this blog post and I'll get right back to you. It's going to be super fun and, as always chocolate will be provided as an aid to promote creativity and fun!

Please RSVP for whichever workshop you desire (workshops are just $6.50) OR respond to this blog post that you'd just like to order the kit and I'll get you one at just $6.50.
Other things you can make with the
Blossom Paper Pack
available for just $9.95!

Don't miss out. Blossom is my favorite paper pack for this month and I can't wait to see all the fun pages everyone will be making. Still trying to pare down my picture selections for mine! LOL

See you in the Stamp Studio!
Happy Inky Fingies,