Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Crush Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by
to enjoy our "Summer Crush" Blog Hop
featuring a variety of consultant-made items
utilizing our beautiful collection of
"My Crush" scrapbooking products!

If you've just arrived here from TRACI's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

Today I'm sharing two pages I created
using the My Crush Wildwood Book (Z2001)
with its coordinating Assortment (Z2040),
Clips (Z2047), and Sticky Tabs (Z2041).

These two 7" x 10" pages feature a few of my
favorite photos of my husband Jose
when our kids were still small.
I just started working on filling this album
(as a Father's Day gift!)
with photos of him that tell his story
and all of the things that we LOVE about him!


Here is a photo I took of the Wildwood Book and
it's coordinating products in an attempt to show you how beautiful the glossy printed designs are on it's front cover (photos just don't do it justice!!):

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using our "My Crush" collections by visiting 
TERRIE's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Ice Cream Dream S1506

If you've just arrived here from KRISTA's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.


The two standard-size cards I've created with this stamp set feature the Chalk It Up paper pack X7184B with a few (flaxen B&T) scraps from the (retired) Hopscotch paper pack.
The ShinHan Touch Twin Markers I used to color my images include: Cherry Pink, Clay, Light Orange, Marigold, Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, and Warm Grey 4.
Embellished with Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, and the Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009.

Here is a view of all of the stamp images included
in this cute stamp set that is available now:


Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
ALYSON's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 23rd Card Class!


This card (below) can be made as a Father's Day Card OR
a Birthday Card...it's your choice...just depends upon what you want/need most!!

Join us Saturday, May 23rd
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $16,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via PayPal.com
to StampwithJen@ymail.com)
All card pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.
All kits also include the embellishments shown,
but require that you use your own adhesive.
Please indicate the address you would like your kit
mailed to and whether you would like your
card elements pre-stamped as shown or left blank
so you can stamp them to your own preference.

Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
  
This month all cards feature the 
JACKSON paper pack!
 
Space/supplies are limited, so please RSVP asap,
kits are available only while my supply lasts!
I also have a few left-over pre-stamped card kits from the class I offered last month (featuring the Blossom papers). You can still make any of these cards with me
in person also until I run out ($1.50 each):



Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Just Sayin' S1505

If you've just arrived here from MARIA's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

I created this simple standard size card using a piece of glacier B&T duos from the "Blossom" paper pack X7196B (but with the "Jackson" X7195B color scheme - Barn Red, Cocoa, and Juniper inks). The sparkly flowers were punched from small scraps of White Shimmer Trim Z3024 with a very tiny flower punch I own (non-ctmh). Then I used bitty brads (retired) and Bitty Sparkles Z1263 to embellish the flower centers. Finished it off with a little bit of free-hand doodling using a black journaling pen Z1979.

Here is a view of all of the stamp images
included in this set that is available for purchase now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
MAUREEN's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2nd!

Come celebrate
National Scrapbook Day
with us...
Friends, Food,
and up to 7 hours of creative FUN!!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
10am to 5pm!

Event Cost: $5 per person
and bring a potluck side dish/dessert to share!
I will be making crock-pot barbecue beef sandwiches
and providing unlimited ice-cold beverages.

Each guest will also receive a special "goodie bag" from me!
Bring any scrapbooking kits/materials you'd like to use,
or choose from a variety of my left-over pre-cut class kits (most kits are
priced at $10/$12 for two pages or $20/$25 for four or more pages). 

OR the Event is FREE when you purchase
(and must pre-pay by April 25th!)
any "Taste of Summer" Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
(listed/shown below):
*Please bring a potluck side dish/dessert to share also.

$35 Beginner's "Everything" Kit
$ 8.95    Taste of Summer Paper Packet
$ 2.95    Sequins Silver Assortment
$ 4.95    White Shimmer Trim
$ 5.95    Thin 3-D Foam Tape
$ 3.25    Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
---------
$26.05
+ 2.07 (7.95% s/h)
+ 2.25 (8.00% CA sales tax)
---------
$30.37
+ 3.50    Tombow mono-adhesive with dispenser
+ 2.50    (5 sheets) White Daisy Cardstock ($0.50 each)
+ 2.32    (2) 12x12 Memory Protectors ($1.16 each)
---------
$38.69 full retail value for JUST $35

$25 Basic Workshop Kit
*If you purchase this kit, you will need to BRING your own
tape-runner adhesive and 5 sheets of 12x12 white cardstock to use.
Memory protectors and journaling pen are also NOT included,
but can be purchased separately if desired.
$ 8.95    Taste of Summer Paper Packet
$ 2.95    Sequins Silver Assortment
$ 4.95    White Shimmer Trim
$ 5.95    Thin 3-D Foam Tape
---------
$22.80
+ 1.81 (7.95% s/h)
+ 1.97 (8.00% CA sales tax)
---------
$26.58 full retail value for JUST $25 


Each kit will allow you to create these

FOUR beautiful 12x12 pages with me:
(and you will have a little leftover paper,
sequins, shimmer trim, and foam tape
to use on future/further creative projects!)



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G News!!! (and the April 18th Card Class!)

I'm so CRAZY thrilled
that I just can't contain my excitement any longer...
 Close to my Heart corporate called me (yes, me!!)
this week to ask if I would take on a special assignment to
"Create for Convention" using all-new products for 2015-16!
Of course, I said "YES!!"
***
The job requires that I sign a "confidentiality agreement"
since I will be using "top-secret" new CTMH products. I will be keeping all of my artwork and the new product I'm using under wraps until it can be unveiled at the annual Convention for consultants (held July 9-11, 2015
at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California)!

I am just BURSTING with joy
about this opportunity!!
THANK YOU CTMH for noticing me and my love for sharing creativity
...I am so THRILLED and READY for this!!

If you are a consultant on my team, there is still time to
register for Convention and join us in just 84 more days
at "the Happiest Place on Earth"
for three full days of creativity and fun!!
If you're not a consultant on my team, there's still time to
JOIN NOW and go with me for this magical event!
Enroll to be a consultant with me here:
http://stampwithjen.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx
and/or call me with all of your questions about Convention and Consulting!

Lastly, these are the cards we're making 
at the next Card Class
Saturday, April 18th 
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)


Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
 
This month our cards feature the
BLOSSOM paper pack!

Space/supplies are limited to just 8 guests
this time, so please contact me to RSVP ASAP!!
  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Grab a Deal of the Day in April!


Deal of the Day GRAB BAGS are
available only when you order online!
Order yours today from www.StampwithJen.ctmh.com

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? during the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close to my Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we'll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close to my Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping card through your Consultant's Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last - so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you're interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Typed Note S1504

If you've just arrived here from LAUREN's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 This simple standard-size card I created (above)
features our NEW Blossom paper pack (X7196B)
shown in Seasonal Expressions 2.
The card design is inspired by
Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 - Pattern 25 (p. 45).

Here is a view of all of the stamp images
included in this set that is available for purchase now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
TERESA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Join us March 21st for a Card/Scrapbooking Class Make-up Date!

If you've had to miss out on any of my recent
Cardmaking or Scrapbooking Classes
then you may want to plan to
join us on Saturday, March 21st!!
(2pm-5pm and/or 6pm-9pm)

I have a variety of extra kits left-over,
...all papers are pre-cut...
and ready for you to stamp, assemble, and embellish!

CARD BUFFET...$1.50 per any card
...while supplies last!




SCRAPBOOKING KITS 
...limited quantities at prices listed below!
 HOPSCOTCH kit with Picture My Life cards,
Complements stickers, & clear sparkles for $25
(only 1 kit left!!)

HEARTSTRINGS 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(2 kits left!)

CHALK IT UP 2-page kit with embellishments for $12
(3 kits left!)

SARITA 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(4 kits left!)

IVY LANE 4-page kit with embellishments for $20
(5 kits left!)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Get ROLLING with me and CTMH today!!

Get your business rolling with beautiful
organizational pieces from Close To My Heart!!
 
Thinking about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to do it! During the month of March*, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26) with their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290! Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling). These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last,
so hurry on over and join today!
 
*Offer valid while supplies last March 1-31, 2015. No tax will be charged on the free shoulder tote. The shoulder tote will ship with the New Consultant Kit.

 
TWO kit options (Scrapbooker's/Cardmaker's shown below) are available.
Lists of the full kit contents can be seen by clicking on this link below
(and you can JOIN MY TEAM online here also!):

 
 
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Choose Happy S1503

If you've just arrived here from PAIGE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

The standard-size card I created (above) features the Confetti Wishes paper pack (X7189B) and coloring with markers (The Colorless Blender, Golden Yellow, Marine Blue, and Peony Purple). The flower (stamped image) that I colored and added over the stamped frame is from the Happy Birds (C1600) stamp set.

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images
included in this set that is available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
DONNA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Done Scrapbooking Class...March 21st...RSVP now!!

Let me show you how to
create all of this for just $25!!
All projects shown above were designed by my CTMH upline/team leader Cindy Baker.
 
One beautifully embellished 12x12 layout (two pages),
a 4x6 mini album (10+ pages),
a 5" tall gift bag with matching card,
and three more greeting cards...
 
all made with Hopscotch 3x4 and 4x6 Picture My Life cards,
Complementing Stickers and clear Sparkles!
 
Each kit will include ALL of these goodies (shown below)
PLUS all of your papers pre-cut for you!
...all you will need to do is assemble
and add your own photos/journaling!

Join us Saturday, March 21st
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
you choose the time that works best for you!
Prepay $25 per kit by Saturday 3/14
to reserve your space now!
bring/purchase your own adhesive
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $30,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via
PayPal.com to StampwithJen@ymail.com).

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Card Class!


Join us Saturday, February 7th 
(2pm-5pm) or (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $16,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via PayPal.com
to StampwithJen@ymail.com)
All card pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.
All kits also include the embellishments shown,
but require that you use your own adhesive.
Please indicate the address you would like your kit
mailed to and whether you would like your
card elements pre-stamped as shown or left blank
so you can stamp them to your own preference.
Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
 
This month all cards feature the
HOPSCOTCH paper pack!


Space/supplies are limited, so please hurry,
kits are available only while my supply lasts!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
A Happy Hello S1502

If you've just arrived here from SHEILA's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 Here is a standard size card I created using this stamp set featuring the Hopscotch papers. Card design is inspired by Wishes - Just Because Card Workshop, Card 1 (p. 69). Ink colors I used include Flaxen, Glacier, Ponderosa Pine, and Smoothie. As you can see, I curved the "stem and leaves" stamp on my block before stamping it to result in the curved image.  

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images

included in this set that is available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
DAWN's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fast, Fun, and Done Scrapbooking Classes begin January 17th!!

Have you always wanted to scrapbook, but don't know where to begin?  Start here!!  Join us to create FOUR beautifully embellished scrapbook pages every month for just $20
...and that includes EVERYTHING you'll need! (except for the adhesive).  Your paper is PRE-CUT, all you do is assemble and add the titles and embellishments INCLUDED in your kit.  Simply add your pictures and go home with completed, oh-so-cute pages!

Cost is $20.  Your RSVP is your commitment to pay for the class.  Paypal (to stampwithjen@ymail.com), check, or cash are welcome.  Can't make it to the class?  Reserve a "Kit-t0-Go" with your payment and I will save one for you!  Pre-payments are due no later than one week before each class date
(due January 10th to participate on January 17th).

This is a monthly class all year (a new kit every month!)
...imagine having completed 48 pages (an entire album)
in a year! Come join the fun as I show you how to scrapbook
with me faster, simpler, and easier!

 Heartstrings layout #1

Heartstrings layout #2

January Card Class!


Join us this Saturday, January 10th (6pm-9pm)
at Jen's house (in Barstow Heights)
- or -
Order a "Kit-to-Go" for $16,
price includes shipping
(payments can be made online via PayPal.com
to StampwithJen@ymail.com)
All card pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble.
All kits also include the embellishments shown,
but require that you use your own adhesive.
Please indicate the address you would like your kit
mailed to and whether you would like your
card elements pre-stamped as shown or left blank
so you can stamp them to your own preference.
 
Let me show you how to create 8 hand-made greeting cards
every month (2 each of 4 designs) for $12 (in-person only)
(that's only $1.50 per card!)…
OR get your class for just $5 (in-person only)
with any $24.95 or more product purchase!
 
This month all cards feature the
HEARTSTRINGS paper pack!

Attendees please RSVP by Friday 1/9 and
you can pay for your kit(s) at the class.
Space/supplies are limited, so please hurry,
kits are available only while my supply lasts!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
This Moment S1501


If you've just arrived here from KATY's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 Here is a standard-size card I created using the
NEW Heartstrings Paper Packet (X7193B)
featured in Seasonal Expressions 1.
Ink colors I used include
Black, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and
Slate for sponge daubing some paper edges.
Embellished with Red Shimmer Trim Z1848
and Red Enamel Hearts Z2009.

Finally, here is a view of all of the stamp images

included in this set available now:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting 
LELA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December SOTM Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Cute Pie S1412


If you just arrived here from MICHELLE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

 This month I created this
5x7 Circle Spin Card (left)
and this standard-size card (right)
featuring our NEW Heartstrings paper packet
(X7193B) that is available for purchase
starting December 1st!

 Here's a view of the Circle Spin Card (Z1866) that shows
how the center circle piece spins when opened.
I used a 2" scalloped circle punch to cut the circle of
White Daisy cardstock that the cupcake image is stamped on.
(then sponge daubed it's edges with Slate ink 
before adhering it to the card base/spinning circle).

 Here's a view of the front of the card with inside of the Circle spun around
to the front to show you what I stamped on the other side of it.

Here's a closer view of the standard-size card (above).
The ShinHan Touch Twin marker colors I used are Cherry Pink,
Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, Warm Grey 4, and Warm Grey 7.
The letters "U" and "R" come from a separate stamp set:
A Typeface (A1117) that is shown on page 135 of Annual Inspirations.

 Here's a quick tip:  To make it easier to curve this stamp
and stamp the image curved like I have done, I used my 
micro-tip scissors to cut the stamp apart
(just in between each of the frames, 
leaving the string at the top intact).

Finally, here is a view of what all of the images in this super "cute" stamp set look like:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
Enjoy the hop!!