Friday, August 17, 2012

National Stamping Month Special!

September is National Stamping Month. So of course there are specials! Starting now, through the end of September, with any $35 order, you will receive this amazing double stamp set containing almost 50 different images! This is an amazing value, and this stamp set is so adorable! I can't wait to play with it.  I am already envisioning so many different uses for it.

Close to My Heart has an introductory video with a bunch of fun artwork and more information on the set.  I invite you to take a look and see what you think.  If you like what you see, and want to order this amazing set, remember that part of that $35 can be signing up for one of the classes.  Also, keep in mind that the stamp of the month can be yours for $5 with a $50 dollar order, so for $60, you would be getting over a hundred dollars of product! To place an order, check out my website! Happy Stamping!

August/September Craft Club schedule!

August is here and I'm so excited about the first project we are doing. We did this project at CTMH'S Convention last month in Dallas and I absolutely love it.  It's an adorable Mini Album with a 'Me' theme.  This would be great to feature a child's special achievements, chronicle a baby's first year, give to a graduate or a grandparent, or make for yourself.  Purchase of this kit will include the chipboard shapes, paper required to assemble the album, a spool of Satin Polka dot ribbon, a spool of the Silver Shimmer Trim, and sufficient Bakers Twine to bind the album together.  We will be doing this class on August 30th, at 7pm.  To purchase your kit for this class, please click the button below to pay with Paypal or send me an email letting me know you want to register and we will go from there.  This class will cost $15 plus tax. You must register for this class by August 24th in order to ensure your supplies have arrived. NOTE: this is a date change. If you've already registered for this class, just let me know you are still coming.  If not, I'll get your supplies to you. If you haven't registered, feel free to do so now and we will see you on the 30th.

In September, we are making two projects I'm really in love with.  On September 3, we will be making two 2-page layouts using the Flirty paper pack. I absolutely adore the colors in this paper pack and I think they will be great for fall.  This class will be 29.95 plus tax and that will include paper, an exclusive My Acrylix stamp set, all the necessary embellishments, and you will even have enough leftovers to make an additional project at home!  You must register for this class by August 27th.

September 13 we will be making a brand new project.  Close To My Heart has developed a new line of home decor items and we will be making the Scroll Album from that line! We saw this project first at Convention and it's a very cool idea. The scroll fits about 7 pictures, although you can of course customize it to add more if you'd like.  This class is 35.95, which includes the scroll, an exclusive stamp set, 10 buttons, Chocolate ribbon, Canvas Stickers, and an instruction booklet.  Please register for this class by September 3.

That's all for now! I can't wait to craft with you!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Welcome to August!

Hello and welcome to August.  There's a lot of fun things going on this month.  I can't wait to tell you all about them!  On Thursday, I got the opportunity to teach a craft class to 30 Japanese exchange students.  It was a lot of fun.  They had a great time and so did I.  

 They were all at one long table which
was an interesting way to teach.

We made three 3x3 cards which they could stamp with any of the stamps I had there and then color with colored pencils.  I was amazed at their creativity and the ways they were using stamps or combining images that I never would have thought of.  After they were done with the cards, we made small bags, cut out with my Cricut and the amazing Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close To My Heart. We then decorated the bags with small rolled flowers which were also cut with the AP Cartridge. It was such a great day!

Some of the finished bags.  Aren't they cute?!?

Speaking of the Art Philosophy Cartridge, Close To My Heart just announced this month at Convention that they will be releasing a BRAND NEW Cricut Cartridge called the Artiste Cartridge.  I'm so excited about this cartridge!  It is definitely a MUST HAVE for scrapbookers, card-makers, any one who works with paper.  It has more rolled flower designs (similar to what I used in my class last week), die-cut cards, TONS of 3-D objects, shapes that coordinate so well with our stamps and more.  I use my AP cartridge constantly and I'm so excited to get my Artiste collection in the mail so I can explore all the different options!

Right now, through the end of August, if you purchase the Artiste Collection through me, you will get FREE SHIPPING and a FREE coordinating stamp set of your choice! You must contact me by email to take advantage of this special offer.  Close To My Heart has made it even easier to use their Cricut cartridges and coordinating stamp sets! On each page of the current Idea Book, if the stamp set coordinates with one of the cartridges, it will say which one.  On the stamp sets themselves, each coordinating image will have a size measurement next to it to let you know which size to cut the shape at.  It will also tell you which page of the corresponding booklet you can find that shape on to keep you from having to flip through the whole booklet trying to find 'that one shape that you just KNOW is there somewhere'.  This is a new feature with this Idea book and honestly,  it's the one I'm most excited about.  The time I've spent, flipping through, trying to find the exact right image...

When you purchase the Close To My Heart Artiste Collection, you get:
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (featuring 700 images including shapes, 3D images, flowers, fonts, etc)
Three Exclusive My Acrylix Size D stamp sets that were designed specifically to coordinate with the images on the new Artiste Cartridge
Three sets of 9"x12" Chipboard Dimensional elements that also go with the cartridge.

Here is a video from fellow Consultant Mandy Leahy about the new Cartridge.

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Also in August! Join my team and receive this adorable bag FREE! This bag was given to all consultants who attended Convention and I LOVE it! It's big enough to hold a 12x12 album or a project you are working on, has straps for carrying as a backpack or messenger bag, has decent pockets so you can always find what you need and is just lovely.  

But Meredith, you say.  I don't want to sell things.  I just like to scrapbook.  No problem.  Join my scrapbooking club, for $49, receive the bag free, then place an order of 35 or more per month and receive a 10% discount on ALL your supplies.  Also if you sign up, you will receive exclusive access to products before they are available to the general public and you will be eligible to go to training events and conferences as well! It's a great value.  For more information, feel free to contact me!

Thats all for today! Check back soon for a schedule of classes in August and September complete with photos!