Thursday, November 29, 2012

XMAS Time is Here! Let's Get Those Holiday Layouts Ready!

 Leave it to Close to My Heart to come up with some great workshops that can easily be adapted to your needs.  This is my next workshop on the Go called Pear & Partridge:

Layout 1 - We will complete this in class
I tweaked this a bit and added some extra accents: The Mini Medley Antiqued Gold Collection and also some fun doodling with our new Metallic Marker. The workshop features these beautiful Glitter Rub Ons that go on like butta!  I recommend using our new Rub On Tool for easier application - you can ditch the stick. 

I designed a different layout for my second pages using some of the same elements and adding a bit of Cricut Art Philosophy fun:

There is a lot of room on these layout to add your special pics.  Now look at the cute BONUS Project that Close to My Heart designed to use with your leftover paper:

These are perfect little ornaments, gift tags or decorations that are simply sparkly and sweet!

So join in on the fun and order EARLY!  Please make sure to either RSVP for the class by December 5th or order your Workshop on the Go materials by the end of the month- this workshop WILL NOT be available next year!

This is what you get in the Basic Kit:

Pear & Partridge Paper Packet

My Acrylix® Pear & Partridge Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)

Colonial White Cardstock Sheets (2)

Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons

Sparkles Red, Pink, & Purple Assortment
Instructional Guide  
  Class Date: Wednesday, December 19 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Basic Kit Fee: $35

EMAIL ME to Sign up or do so through this link


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cricut, Stamping, Cropping...

We had a lot of fun at my last All Day Crop - fun times with new and old friends who all come together and leave their troubles at home.  This was the layout that I designed for the afternoon session.  It was really fun to make and include a lot of stamping and Cricut Art Philosophy images.  We also played with reinkers and Spray Pens

I have set a date for the next ALL DAY CROP for Saturday, February 23 in Deerfield Beach.  Please look out for an invitation and hope you can join us!



Friday, November 2, 2012

Display Trays..The Perfect Gift and Decor Item!

I LOVE Close to My Heart's Display Trays!  The quality is just awesome and they are so much fun to put together.  This is my Christmas Display Tray that I will be teaching at my workshops and also have for sale as Kits to Go.  It features lots of bling, chipboard and fun paper from the Pear and Partridge paper packet.

Workshop Date: Tuesday, December 4 - at 7:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $40 or click on Paypal Drop Menu for a KIT TO GO!

Kit Options


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Flirty Time for Fall!

The countdown continues...Our local pumpkin patch was packed this weekend and I am sure many of you have adorable pics of your families... Our Flirty Workshop on the Go may be the right layout for you!

I enhanced this fun and flirty workshop by adding our new Burlap ribbon, wooden shapes colored with alcohol markers, some heat embossing with our new mini pigment inks and mini flip flaps!

CLASS DATE: Tuesday, November 27
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: Sheryl's House - Boynton Beach

Class Fee: Basic Kit $35 you may add extras as needed through registration link.

Can't make it to class but would love to order a kit? 


Friday, October 26, 2012

Counting Down to the Holidays!

Time to start counting down to the holiday season!  Pretty crazy that you go by the stores now and Halloween has not even passed and the Christmas decorations are already for sale...just a reminder to my crafty friends that if we want to have goodies done by the holidays, we need to start early!  

Above is the Advent Calendar workshop I will be teaching this weekend made using the Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart. If you would like to order this workshop, please CLICK HERE!  If you do not own the Cricut Artiste should order yours today - CLICK HERE to see what you get!

We are also starting early with our Christmas Card and Hanukkah workshops this week!  Classes and Kits to Go will be available the first week of November.

To order either the Christmas Card Workshop pr Hanukkah Card Workshop, please EMAIL ME for information on a Kit to Go!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

So Excited!

I wanted to thank all my loyal customers for once again helping me achieve my goals and earning my second incentive trip with Close to My Heart!  I truly appreciate your patronage, friendship and for allowing me to share my creativity with you.


Stay tuned for my Christmas Card workshop being posted tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Craft Organization is HERE!

Look at this great quick video and see how these cleverly designed organizers from Close to My Heart may be the solution you have been looking for!  Look for the link below the video to see them in more detail and to purchase them from my website!

CLICK HERE to Browse and Shop!


Monday, October 1, 2012

New Month...New Stamp for $5!

Don't you love promotions and getting something practically free for purchasing your scrapbooking goodies?
Well if you do, October's stamp of the Month called Very Merry Christmas will sure be a welcomed addition to your stamp arsenal!  Here is a card I created for my team's last meeting using it:

The inside of the card is cute and simple:

The ornaments on the card were cut out using our fabulous Cricut Asrtiste Cartridge and the images were stamped and embossed using the new Pigment Mini Inks in Lagoon and Ruby.  The borders were made with our Silver Metallic Marker, Glitz Glitter Gel in Green and Silver for accents and some au naturale Color Ready Seamless Binding Ribbon.

Here are all the cute stamps that you get in this set:

Love my card and want to purchase the supplies?  Thn click on the appriopriate links below:

The Stamp of the Month is just $5 with any $50 purchase! More goodies coming tomorrow!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

WOOOO (or BOO!) So getting ready for Halloween!

Most of you that know me know for sure that Halloween is probably my favorite "holiday".  Love the dressing up, the kid's excitement, the decorations, the crazy foods and the chocolate of course! Well, it is now time to get ready!  My hubby already started putting out our lights and I am dusting off all of my decorations and making some new ones... I am also getting ready for my ladies that are coming on Thursday for our Halloween Creative display board!

Close to My Heart of course has us covered with great layout pages and projects... see the Moonlight Workshop on the Go below...

and the fun Bonus project:

To purchase your own Moonlight Workshop on the Go -- CLICK HERE!  

And now watch this super cute video and see the fun Spellbound Workshop we now have to offer to have a great and craft Halloween party!

Love this kit? Order yours today by clicking here!  

Ok off to create and sharing more soon!



Friday, September 7, 2012

So Much to Catch Up On but Don't Miss out on Halloween!

It seems I have been busy every single day lately and have really not had a chance to catch up with you guys on the blog.  I will be posting in the next few days some of the past artwork.

Halloween Decor Tray & Spooktacular Night! 
Thursday, October 4th - Boynton Beach
Fee: $39

Don't Miss out on this fun night of yummy treats, eats and some spooktacular creating fun!

I have only 9 spots left for this workshop but you may also order a KIT to GO with full color step by step instructions!

This is a 12 x 12 wooden tray and it is definitely going to be a decoration you can enjoy from year to year!




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time to Record the Back to School Memories!

Well we are off to a RESTART of school this year - and hopefully no more storms will come our way this year...But I am sure you all have taken the precious photos of your kids as they venture in to one more yea of their educational careers!  Our Scholastic Workshop on the Go is the perfect kit to showcase those precious memories...

The Scholastic Workshop on the Go kit features a full paper pack, Canvas shapes, an exclusive stamp set, Adhesive metal studs and a full color brochure.

Order your kit by CLICKING HERE!



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Project Inspiration Harvest Banner with our NEW Alcohol Markers!

Check out this great video that showcases our new alcohol markers and a fun project using them!  After you are done, CLICK HERE to see and shop for our Alcohol Marker selection!



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Dakota Fun...Creative Class & Extra Artwork!

So I have kept on playing and playing with the new Dakota paper, our new pigment inks and the Cricut Artiste cartridge and I am truly loving it all.  Here is my next creative class which I hope you can all attend:


This fun workshop will feature our new My Creations Star - which is 12" and made out of sturdy chipboard.  The star has an actual place in the back that you can hang it from - so very easy to place in your home.

For this class, we will be using our new Pigment mini inks and doing some heat embossing - as well as making the cute card with envelope all made from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

Class Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $20

Want in on the fun?  Register by clicking here!

And just for eye candy... here is another layout I completed using the Dakota paper pack:

Some fun detail with stitching and pennants:


Go check it out and order it HERE!



Monday, July 30, 2012

Texas left us wanting A Little Bit Country...

Sorry I have not posted in a bit but with all the hoopla and craziness of our recent Convention in Texas, family vacation and playing with all the new and amazing products that we will be offering with Close to My Heart, I have been buried... Anyhow, Convention was a BLAST and we all had the best time - as always and are looking forward to doing it all again in ORLANDO in 2013!

To showcase our fun Convention memories from this year, I figured I would start my Workshop on the Go series with one of our new paper lines called Dakota.

I am in LOVE with all the fun techniques featured here!  The layout also has some fun embossing detail that features our new Mini Pigment Inks which we will work with in class.  I am sure you will love these little gems - I am really thrilled about them and plan to be embossing much more in the future!

The basic workshop for Dakota will include your paper pack, round adhesive studs, black hemp, exclusive stamp set and your full color brochure.  We use the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for this workshop as well. The alphabet stamp set used is called Urban Alphabet.

I will be showcasing my hubby Steve's birthday pictures on the second layout of this workshop. This is truly a very versatile paper pack.

The Complements layout was also really fun - the Complements in Dakota are the cutest foil stickers which add another element of dimension to the design.

There is still more artwork I am working on for Dakota, but I am out of time for now.  If you would like to attend my Dakota Workshop in August, please email me asap!

DATE: Wednesday, August 22
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Sheryl's House - Boynton Beach


Monday, June 4, 2012

Let Loose in Summer with Footloose WOTG!

Wow it is practically Summer already and kids are almost out of school... I am loving our Footloose Workshop on the Go to celebrate those sun filled days!

Aren't those layouts fun?  I hope you love them as much as I do and join my next class...and if that was not enough, look at the cute bonus project you can create with the leftover paper, a mini book and the complementary chipboard:

Class Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Basic Fee: $35* Please see below for shopping list

Sign up by EMAILING ME!

Shopping List (click on item names to see them):
Rustic Alphabet - stamp set

Ink pad colors used: Desert Sand, Creme Brûlée, Sorbet, New England Ivy & Lagoon

And when you order $50 in product in June, you can also purchase our Stamp of the Month called Life is Tweet for only $5!

Here is a fun little card I created using this stamp set:

And don't forget about STAMPAGANZA!!! The whole month of JUNE, Buy two stamp sets and get one FREE - NO LIMIT!!!!!!!!!!  SHOP NOW!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Getting Ready for the Dad's!

Now that Mother's Day is behind us, we need to get ready for Father's Day!  If you want to make something different and that dad will appreciate, then this may be the perfect gift for you!

We will be making this painter's tray design wall hanging, which is three dimensional and made entirely out of card stock!  Learn some fun, new techniques and add various decorations and pewter accents and you have a wonderful gift!

Class Dates: Monday, June 11  or Wednesday, June 13

Class Fee: $25

Please register through the sign up block on the right hand side of the page or email me for a KIT TO GO!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Victory for Dad's (& Sports...& everything else)!

Well I hope that all you wonderful moms had a fantastic celebratory day of just for you pampering!  I know I did and I love to spend time with my boys and family.  Well, now it is Dad's turn and our Victory Workshop is the perfect paper pack to highlight those special pics.

And the second pages to this workshop, I used for my son Nathan and some soccer  pics I need to rescue from my hubby's phone...

The workshop also brings a great bonus project of some fun masculine cards:

As you can see, I kept this workshop really simple.  So we will be able to complete the two first layouts in class!  Now that's a first :)  Please see below for the shopping list or you can email me and I will purchase them for you!

Victory Workshop
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Shopping List

Hope you join me or order a KIT TO GO!! Email me :)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Florentine - Perfect paper for Family Love!

Don't miss out on my next Workshop on the Go series as we explore the magic of 12" Flip Flaps and the beautifully neutral paper line Florentine to make this beautiful and versatile layout!

At first it may seem just like a simple one page layout with not much picture space, but as we open the flip flaps we reveal some more creative real estate:

Plenty of space for your beautiful photos so far, but wait...there's more!

So you see, with flip flaps and clever positioning you can expand your layouts beyond the obvious!

This workshop on the go will deviate fully from the layout that is included in the corporate brochure, so you will have that as an additional free layout to use!

Class Date: Wednesday, May 16

And look at this!  With a little more paper and our awesome Florentine stickease, I was able to complete another three layouts:

And the flowers above are made by dying the ribbon that comes with the workshop and the wrapping it around glue dots!

And more layouts...

Hope you are inspired to join us!!