Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Ornament Workshop

When: Thursday, 9 December, 0930-1130

Where: Amanda's House

How Much: $10

What to Bring: Bring at least 5 (but shoot for 10) 4x6 photos of your kids. Ensure they are "cropable" to about 2x3 (in other words, not a close up shot, but a shot where their heads are farther away)

What you will go home with: 5 hand-stamped and embellished ornaments for Christmas! Perfect presents for grandparents!

Here are the Close To My Heart supplies we will be using for the workshop: The ornaments, the embellishments, and the papers!

RSVP, please, so I have enough supplies for everyone. I will supply all the needed items, all you need are the photos!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

340 Cards for Operation Write Home!

Time for a SHOUT OUT to all the ladies that helped me out this morning. We made 340 cards for Operation Write Home in 3 hours! Woohoo! Special thanks to a few of you that also came over to my house earlier this week to prep the stamping and cutting part. Marla, Robin, Jenna, and "prep" ladies! And thanks to Dailah, Hannah, Hannah (2), Robin, Marla, Laura, Wendy (and your two daughters!), Sherette and Rebecca, Penny, Merle, and I think I might be forgetting one or two others who were there but I can't remember the names!

Everyone's help was much appreciated! I can't wait to do it again!

The box, ready to be mailed off! Total of 384 cards to be shipped...340 from today, 32 I had made at home this week, and 12 from Michelle.

Thanks to ALL of you!!! Our troops LOVE these cards!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Card Workshop!

Another Workshop this week!

When: Thursday, 18 November
Morning: 0930-1130, kids welcome
Evening: 7-9pm
Where: My house

The cards are all made with black and white paper, and you can choose your color of embellishment!

RSVP my commenting on the blog, or e-mail me at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Bloghop!

Welcome to the Veteran's Day Weekend Bloghop, sponsored by Operation Write Home! Welcome hoppers coming from Jackie's Blog!

Our bloghop mission was to make a Valentine's Day Card! Since we're making cards for soldiers overseas, we need to be a month or two ahead of the game! The deadline for Christmas Cards has passed and next holiday OWH needs cards for is Valentine's Day.

My card was made using Close To My Heart's Silhouette Creative Basics paper (no longer available). The "I love You" stamp from CTMH's "Dainty Thoughts" C1350 stamp set, and the "Truly, Madly, Deeply" stamp from CTMH's "Priceless Love Word Puzzle" D1348 stamp set. The words were stamped in CTMH's Amethyst ink, and the distressing in CTMH's Archival Black ink. Lastly, three Prima flowers were added, in various shades of purple, along with black brads. The card base was made from natural brown cardstock (not sure of the name, but the brown paper bag type paper). And that's it! Simple but cute card.

So let's start making Valentine's Day cards for OWH! We need to get tons of these cards completed and sent overseas by the 7 Jan 2011 deadline!

Blog Candy: How did you get started volunteering to make cards for OWH? Share your story under my comments and I'll pick a person at random to receive 5 homemade Christmas cards. My story on how I got started is that I actually received an OWH card in the mail from my husband in Afghanistan! You can read more about it on my website!

Next on the Bloghop is Heather's Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thank You Card Workshop

As you prepare for the upcoming Holiday season, why not get a head start on making thank you cards for all those anticipated gifts? ;-)

I'll be hosting a Thank You Card workshop to promote Close To My Heart's November "Stamp of the Month" called "A Little Thanks." It is regularly $22.95 but FREE with a $100 CTMH purchase. To make things even BETTER, you can choose ONE MORE stamp set (up to $22.95) in the current Idea Book to add to your order for FREE! Yes, that's right. You will get $45.90 worth of free stamps for spending $100 in November. What a great deal!

All cards below were make with "A Little Thanks" stamp set.

When: Thursday, 4 November
Morning: 0930-1130, kids welcome
Evening: 7-9
Where: My house
Cost: $1 per card. Make 10 cards, get one FREE!

RSVP by e-mailing or just post a comment. Make sure to let me know if you are coming to the morning or evening workshop! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop!

Are you ready to make some Christmas Cards? Get a head start on the Holiday season and start making them in October!

When: Thursday, 7 Oct
Morning Workshop: 9:30-11:30 am (kids welcome)
Evening Workshop: 7-9 pm
Where: My house

There are 8 different cards to chose from! The normal price is $1 per card, but I'm offering them cheaper the more you make. The price is as follows:

5 Cards = $5
10 Cards = $9
15 Cards = $13
20 Cards = $16

Many people ask how you can make 20 cards in 2 hours. It's simple. Mass production! I always have everything pre-cut, but when you are stamping 3-5 of the same card (instead of just 1), those extra cards just take minutes to do!

Below are close-up photos of each card template. Send me an e-mail or leave a comment if you'd like to attend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Create a 24 page scrapbook in 4 hours!!!

You are asking, "Are you serious?" Why yes, yes I am!

Join me for a Saturday night scrapbook workshop where you will CREATE and TAKE 12 complete layouts (24 12x12 pages)!

When: Saturday night, 2 Oct, 6-10 PM
Where: My House
How Much: $25 for EVERYTHING

Everything includes all your paper and card stock, ribbon, stickers, and brads.

You need to bring your paper trimmer (although I have a few extras if you forget), your adhesive, and YOUR PHOTOS! Yes, that is the biggest part of your "homework" before you attend next weekend. We are creating 12 layouts, so the easiest way to "build" your album is by making a layout per month, for the entire year. Other ideas can include a baby book, which still falls into the one layout per month format. Print between 6-8 photos for each month (layout).

These scrapbooks are PERFECT to make for a gift for a parent or grandparent. The "year in review" of you child(ren) for them to cherish! I made two of these books last year. One for my mom and one for my mother-in-law. Click the links to check them out!

Remember to RSVP soon, since I only have 6 spots! Also, get started on printing your photos! Bring 6-8 for each layout!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall Card Making Workshop

It's time again for another Card Workshop! This is my second to last card workshop I'll be having before activating in the Reserves in October. I'll be in Germany for three months, so my next workshop will probably be mid-late January :-( You gonna miss me?

The theme is "FALL"! Lots of leaves and seasons of thanks. As usual, everything is supplied (ink, stamps, card stock, paper, adhesive, embellishments, envelopes). Just bring YOU, and $1 per card that you plan to make!

Date: Thursday, 23 Sep
Time: Morning 0930-1130, OR Evening 7-9
Where: Mi Casa

If you are attending the morning workshop, kids are welcome. Parker (3) will be home as well.

Hope to see you there! E-mail me at to RSVP, or just leave a comment. Please specify Morning or Evening.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Morning and Evening Card Making Workshop

Come on over and make some cards! I'm having a morning and evening workshop to try and fit everyone's schedule!

Thursday, 9 Sep, at my house. The morning workshop is from 10-Noon, and the evening workshop is from 7-9 pm. Children are welcome at the morning workshop.

Here are the photos of the cards we will be making. As usual, make as many or as little as you want! $1 each, and if you buy 10 you get one free!

Please RSVP by e-mailing me at or posting a comment on this blog entry. Please specify if you are RSVPing for the morning or evening. Thanks!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Card Making Workshop!

I'm hosting another Card Making Workshop this Wednesday evening, 25 Aug, from 7-9pm at my house.

Simple patterns, cute papers, and fun stamps! All ingredients are provided (paper, adhesive, ribbon, brads, flowers, buttons, stamps, ink, etc.). Just bring yourself! Make 5 cards for $5, or buy 10 get one free!

Please RSVP to, or leave a comment on the blog. Hope to see you there!