Saturday, August 16, 2014

Scrapbooking Buffet, Class, and Crop is today 8/16!

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month
from 2-5pm and/or 6-9pm!!
Come in the afternoon or evening or BOTH!
(we're taking a one hour break for dinner).
Beginners and friends are always welcome!

We will be creating albums together
one page at a time. Bring your own
supplies to use and/or purchase only
what you need as you USE it up...
No more collecting/hoarding for us!!

This event is FREE, but I also offer a
"buffet" of products for you to shop from
if and when you need anything!
I offer single sheets of paper, cricut
cutting services, memory protectors,
adhesives, and a selection of individual
"Picture My Life" cards and accessories.
Plus, you also get free use of my
stamps, blocks, and inks.

If you wish to purchase the
monthly "Class Kit," you can create
one 12x12 layout (2 pages total)
featuring one of our lovely NEW paper
kits in less than 1-2 hours of your time.
(I pre-cut the materials for you!)
Materials fee is $12 per kit, OR
just $5 with any $24.95 or more 
product purchase.
Kits are limited and while my supply lasts,
so please RSVP early if you want me to
reserve and guarantee a kit for you!

The August 16th kit will feature our
NEW "Chalk It Up" papers and
complements as shown here (below):




Saturday, August 2, 2014

The NEW Annual Inspirations Catalog is Revealed!!


"Annual inspirations" is the name of our NEW yearly Catalog...192 pages of beautiful artwork samples and lots of tips and ideas to help you make the most of Close to My Heart’s products! Shop for Stamps, Papers, Scrapbooking and Cardmaking kits,
exclusive CTMH Cricut Cartridges and more!

You can also look forward to two shorter supplemental catalogs called "Seasonal Expressions" available starting December 1st and April 1st. These 40 page beauties will feature all-new seasonally inspired products!

You can view the entire NEW "Annual Inspirations" Catalog online here now:
http://stampwithjen.ctmh.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx

If you’re like me and want to have the book in-hand to browse, add post-it notes to, and make notes in, you can get your own copy from me now for just
$4 each (local in-person delivery)
or $9 (for non-locals to cover the cost of mailing).
As a bonus, when you purchase a Catalog from me, I'll include a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $24.95 or more (made exclusively with me).

Please contact me to get your copy now!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!


THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM: 
What A Hoot S1408

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

If you get lost at any point along the way,
you can see a full listing of all of the blog hop
participants by visiting this link here:
 http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html

First, I'm sharing this fun Halloween Treat Bag I made (above) using our
NEW Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags (Z2036)
shown on page of 176 of the new Annual Inspirations Catalog.
Images are stamped with Black ink and colored/blended with our
NEW ShinHan Twin Touch Markers (Clay, Mahogany, Golden Yellow, and Marigold).

Next, is a standard size card (above) featuring the New CHALK IT UP paper pack (X7184B).
Card design is inspired by Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 - Pattern 20 (p. 42).
Images are also stamped with Black ink and colored/blended with our
NEW ShinHan Twin Touch Markers (Clay, Mahogany, Peacock Green, and Turquoise Blue).

Lastly, here are all of the stamp images included in this set:

Now you can continue on with the hop 

and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
SHEILA's BLOG next!
Enjoy the hop!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Card Class on Saturday 8/2 at 6pm!

Let me show you how to create
8 hand-made greeting cards
(2 each of 4 designs!) on the
first Saturday evening of
every month for $12
(that's only $1.50 per card!)
...OR
Get your Card Class for just $5
with any $24.95 or more
product purchase!
This month's cards will
feature the brand new
CHALK IT UP paper pack!

Space is limited to 12 students, so
please RSVP ASAP to ensure your spot.
I still have room for a few more,
so it's not too late to plan to join us!

  

Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Save with Picture My Life Scrapbooking!

THANK YOU to all the ladies who were able to attend my
free Picture My Life Scrapbooking Class last night!
I hope you learned a lot and were inspired as
I showed you how Scrapbooking "simply" with
Picture My Life saves A LOT of time and money!
(as well as your photos and memories!!)
For those who couldn't attend, here is a little bit of information
to clue you in on what a wonderful thing PML is
and how it can help you save your memories
faster, simpler, and more affordably as well!

dressed up with a few photos and Picture My Life cards
from the NEW Chalk It Up PML kit!
(YES! This is an exclusive sneak peek at one of the
NEW kits available August 1st in our Annual Inspirations Catalog!)
I threw this beautiful display together in less than ten minutes!
...and I can't wait to hang it on my wall!!
I now have a beautiful wall-hanging that I can change
and update with new/different photos and/or PML cards
anytime I am in the mood for something new!
Please click here to see all of the Picture My Life kits that are currently available.

Below you see our Medium Organizer Box (Z4139)
filled with a few of the cards from PML kits I have purchased.
I used my label-maker with left-over patterned papers I had to make index tabs
to keep the cards from the different kits separated and easy to find when I'm creating with them.
You can also use this box to store/sort/organize your photos that are ready to scrapbook,
as well as any accessories and tools you will use frequently.
also shown here are essential must-have items you'll need if you plan to scrapbook using PML!

looks like closed (below). It includes a handle for carrying,
removable dividers, and a raised design in the lid so it is stack-able
(stacks perfectly with any of our boxes that are sized small, medium, and large!)

This photo is just to show you my craft room all ready to present my PML class!
If you missed it, it's not too late to take my class...as I am now scheduling
Free PML classes for anyone who'd like to book one as a hostess (your house or mine)!
This is your chance to share CTMH and PML with your friends and be rewarded
with the Free products of your choice with just a few sales from your gathering!

Next, here is a "Tally Sheet" that breaks down the actual costs of many of our
products that you might want to purchase to use at any of my upcoming
Free Crops/Scrapbooking Buffets! The prices shown here already include
the cost of s/h (7.95%) and the sales tax we currently pay here in CA (8%).
By using this to tabulate the cost of the SIX pages I recently created,
I discovered that the materials I used to create my SIX Picture My Life pages
(shown below) only cost me $6.55!! ...and I now offer you the option to purchase
any of the PML kits with their entire contents for the best variety OR just buy a few 
protectors and cards from me at a time as you are using them at my upcoming crops!

Close to my Heart recommends that PML pages look best with a ratio of about half photos and half cards. I went a little picture "heavy" on my pages that I'm sharing with you here below, but I know that depending on how many photos I have from each event I scrapbook this way, I can include more cards and more journaling, or less, depending on what I like best (I love the flexibility of it all...my pages, my way!...and because so little is glued down, I can change my mind and re-arrange later if I want to). Can you believe that I completed these SIX pages in one afternoon with just ONE hour of my time?!!

 Page 1 - pre-printed 12x12 cover-page (just added a photo
and a button my daughter was given to wear that day!)

 Page 2 - back side of the cover-page (just added photos!)

Page 3 - took a little extra time to journal my memories
(...but so worth it!)

 Page 3 again - with the 4x6 flip flap opened
(where I "snuck in" the ticket stub for parking that I saved)

 Page 4 (notice I cropped the middle 4x6 photo in half,
just as I did on page 3 also)

 Page 5 (lots of 4x6 photos...a little journaling)

Page 6 (the last page for this event)

As you can see, I did use just a little adhesive to add photos on the cover pages (1 & 2), corner rounded my photos, and cropped a few of the pictures to make them fit just where I wanted them...but those things are optional, and because this method uses so little adhesive and cropping, you SAVE lots of time and money!

Also, did you notice how versatile this kit is?!
Not only would it work great for summer/vacation/beach/travel
photos, I used it to scrapbook photos I took of my soon-to-be college-bound daughter during the month of April...a day-long family trip we took in the Spring!

I really believe that Picture My Life scrapbooking is the future of the scrapbooking world...fast, easy, flexible, and affordable! This solution just works for Scrapbookers and Non-Scrapbookers alike!
If you are local to me, I hope you will be able to join us for a Crop/Scrapbooking Buffet soon so I can help you try out this new method! Locals and non-locals alike also have the option to purchase any of these products now by shopping
 with me online here:  StampwithJen.ctmh.com
Thank you for reading and learning more about PML!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Convention Highlights #2 (the Videos!)



Here is the official highlight video made by CTMH corporate (above).
You can see me and a few of my team members (all wearing pink)
at the start of the video...just 15 seconds in! :)

...and here is my team member, Denise Quinlan (below), participating in the Flash Mob!
Please use this first link to view it on Facebook (it's the better video!)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204261364920367&l=4086245214905334010

Isn't Denise the cutest?!! (and yes, that's me that you can hear screaming in the
background, lol). SO MUCH FUN!!

video

Finally, if you'd like to see another video of the Flash Mob shared by its organizer
(Consultant Tresa Black) and learn more about what it took to pull this off,
please check out more details on her blog linked here:
http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2014/07/happy-flash-mob-at-convention.html

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Convention Highlights #1 (the "People" pictures first)!

 My team, the Friends Forever Stampers!
except we were missing Paula :(
at the close of team meeting night.

 My upline, Denise Anderson-Turley, and me
at the close of team meeting night.

 Day 1 - At the start of opening general session!

 Day 1 - Me at the start of opening general session
As a member of the "Heart's Delight" team, my sidelines and I
got special "reserved" seating up front for winning the "Team Up!" contest.

 Day 1 - First creative session!

 Day 1 - one of the cards (sneak peek!) that we made using the
NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge!

 Day 1 - I displayed some of my artwork at the
Consultant Creativity Showcase that evening.

 Day 2 - Up early and ready for the 2nd general session
with team member Cheryl McKinney.

 Day 2 - Team members Sandy Robb and Cindy Franey
at the start of our afternoon business classes.

 Day 2 - Team member Paula Cameranesi and I taking a break
during our afternoon business classes.

Day 2 - Awards banquet and dinner with my sidelines, 
"Heart's Delight" team members, Jolene, Sharon, and Addie.

Day 2 - Monica Wihongi with some my team members
at the start of the awards banquet and dinner.

 Day 3 - My 3rd upline, Sheri Rottler, sharing so many ways 
to use the new "Picture My Life" kits during new product extravaganza!
(yes, those are some of the NEW PML kits behind her!)

 Day 3 - My view of the Disneyland Hotel as I was walking
back from Downtown Disney on my lunch break.

Day 3 - Afternoon creative session.

 Day 3 - Me at the afternoon creative session.

Day 3 - Waiting and anxious to be let in to the evening closing session!

 Day 3 - Team member Denise Quinlan found a Sticky Boy
during the evening closing session!

Day 3 - Team members Paula, Denise, and Patty Beck
during the evening closing session.
Dontcha just love how "reserved" Patty is acting for us?! lol.

 Day 3 - Dinner...(and my team got to eat with 
the Executive Board...Brian, Christine, and Monica...as part of our
reward for winning the Team Up! contest)...so fantastic!!

 Day 3 - Dessert!

Day 3 - Team Up! contest winners...
The Heart's Delight team with our delightful leader,
Denise Anderson-Turley!

Day 3 - One last stop to take a selfie in the bathroom mirror 
before my trip home. As a Team Up! contest winner, I also went home
with a gift bag full of CTMH product valued at $100! :)
Farewell beautiful Disneyland Hotel!
I'll look forward to seeing you again next year...
at Convention 2015!!

Want to see a few more Convention highlight photos?
Check out this link to Jeanette Lynton's blog:
http://www.jeanettelynton.com/2014/07/the-artistic-adventure-lives-on.html

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Free "Picture My Life" Scrapbooking Class on Friday 7/18!

If you've been following trends in the scrapbooking world you may have heard of a thing called "Pocket Page" Scrapbooking that has become very popular
(also sometimes referred to as "Project Life").
Close to my Heart has taken this trend even "one step better"
with the introduction of our beautiful new...
"Picture My Life" kits!

You're invited to my first ever
FREE Picture My Life "Try Me" Class!
Friday, July 18th (6pm-8pm)

Class attendees will each go home with a FREE
12x12 page sample that we will create during the class.
Simply slip your photos and journaling cards in to
the pockets...no cropping or adhesive required!!

Try this FAST and EASY new way of preserving
your memories with me and discover how to make
your pages more meaningful, more affordable,
and DONE in less than half the time
traditional scrapbooking can take!

Shown here (below) is just a sampling of some of the cards
included in the "Surf's Up" PML kit...
as well as the SIX pages that I completed
this afternoon with just ONE hour of my time!!

 Page 1 - pre-printed 12x12 cover-page (just added a photo
and a button my daughter was given to wear that day!)

 Page 2 - back side of the cover-page (just added photos!)

Page 3 - took a little extra time to journal my memories
(...but so worth it!)

 Page 3 again - with the 4x6 flip flap opened
(where I "snuck in" the ticket stub for parking that I saved)

 Page 4 (notice I cropped the middle 4x6 photo in half,
just as I did on page 3 also)

 Page 5 (lots of 4x6 photos...a little journaling)

Page 6 (the last page for this event)

As you can see, I did use just a little adhesive to add photos on the cover pages 
(1 & 2), corner rounded my photos, and cropped a few of the pictures to make them fit just where I wanted them...but those things are optional, and because this method uses so little adhesive and cropping, you SAVE lots of time and money!

Also, did you notice how versatile this kit is?!
Not only would it work great for summer/vacation/beach/travel
photos, I used it to scrapbook photos I took of
my soon-to-be college-bound daughter during the month of April...
a day-long family trip we took in the Spring!

I hope you will join us for my FREE class on 7/18,
(Please RSVP to reserve your spot now!)
and if you can't join us this time, then please feel free to
contact me to set up your own one-on-one demonstration
or schedule a free class for you and a few friends!