Thursday, July 26, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

This is another sneek peak of some  of the workshop on the go kits that are in the fall/winter idea book.  Remembedr the book will be coming out on Wednesday, August 1st.  Email me  if you want your copy of the book.  Hostess's get their  book for free.  Let's have a fun girls night out!
hugs, Holly

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Home Decor

These  two are a sneek peak of new workshop on the go kits.  Join me on August 26th for the Fall/Winter Idea Book open house.  What do you think of these?

hugs, Holly

Friday, July 20, 2012

August's Classes at biggby

   Can you believe that August is almost here.  Have you joined me for class yet?  If you haven't I would love for you to come to either card class or scrapbook class at Biggby or both classes.  We have a great time when we are together.

  Card Class is super fun.  Our next class will be on Thursday, August 9th. at 6:30pm until 8:30pm unless we finish earlier.  You can sign up at the Allen Park Biggby shop and prepay $5 for class.
The theme for August is "Moving/New House" cards.

Supplies you will need to bring to class are: scissors, adhesive, foam tape, glue dots, and bone folder
Extra supplies if you have, please bring these to class also:
Stamps: Around the Block, Neighborhood
Markers: Sunkiss yellow, Barn red, Tulip, Bamboo, Sweet leaf, Olive
Blocks: 1x1, 1x1.5, 1x3.5, 2x2, 2x3.5, 3x3, 4x5

  Scrapbook class is mega awesome!  We will be meeting on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 pm until 8:30pm unless we finish earlier.  During this class we usually place Close to My Heart orders.  You can sign up at the Allen Park Biggby shop.  Class fee is $10.00 for the basic layout or $17.00 for the bling kit. 
*Bling kit must be prepaid by August 3rd. so I can order your ribbon.  If you could email me that you are interested in the bling kit that will help.
The theme for August is "Travel".

basic kit

bling kit
Supplies you will need to bring to class are: scissors, adhesive, foam tape, corner rounder, 12" trimmer.
Extra supplies that will be needed if you have them:
Tools: loop punch, pivot stapler, yellow staples, brown bag dauber/sponge
Stamps: Florentine workshop on the go set, Delightful Things
Inks: Brown bag, Olive, Creme Brulee, Twilight, Cocoa, Bamboo

See you in class!!!!
hugs, Holly

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Consultant Kit

   Close to My Heart has announced two great ways to join the company.  You can sign up for just $49 and get the Essentials or for $99 you will get the Master kit.  What a great opportunity to join this amazing company!!!!  Then next year you can join me at convention...don't know where it will be yet.

When you join starting August 1st. you will get that great bag.  I love it!!!!  The "Master kit" contains all of the items in the "Essential" and more business items that you will need.  Let me know if I can help you with the signing up process.  COME JOIN MY TEAM TODAY :)

hugs, Holly

Thursday, July 12, 2012

News from Convention

  Many ladies are at convention as we speak.  The news has been coming in through Twitter, Facebook, text messages, and other means.  I can't believe I am not there to hear it all first hand.  Everything is sounding so amazing...

  There will be some great things to find in the new Fall/Winter Idea book...August 1st. is the first day you can order from it.  All I can say is get ready to have some fun!!!!!!!

   I will give you some hints of what you might find in the book.

1. New something for a die cutting machine...hint think of a small green bug that chirps.
2. New something to color with and stamp sizes, shapes, textures, and colors.
3. New 13 Workshop on the Go kits...8 scrapbooking, 2 cardmaking, 2 home decor, and one mystery.
4. New 53 accessories...hint maybe something cute to carry them in.
5. New "learning tool" that is designed by Jeanette herself.
6. New improvements to Studio J...lower price, no longer need to be a member to get the goodies.
7. New consultant kit

***Colors you will not find in the new book...
grey wool
grey flannel
vanilla cream
brown bag
baby pink
sunkiss yellow
key lime
heavenly blue
lilac mist
holiday red
sunny yellow
dutch blue
vineyard berry
garden green
spring iris
pansy purple
so if you still want or need these colors now is the time to get the ink, reinker, markers, and cardstock before it is all gone.

I will share more as I learn about the exciting new things coming to Close to My Heart.
Hugs, Holly

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Carrying Tray

    Last week, when I was cleaning out my closet, I came across a white tray.  I thought I better use it or throw it away.  It has been sitting in the closet for the past 3 years.  So I sat at my craft table and worked on it.  I used Stella paper, paper flowers, and a family photo from our trip to California.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  Please comment  with what you think.

hugs, Holly

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July Stamp of the Month

    The July stamp of the month is awesome!!!!  It has lots of great word phrases that can express your excitement.  It is perfect for both girls and boys.  You will see that I used them on some cards and a scrapbook layout.  The cards are super cute!  The scrapbook layout has pictures from our California trip last summer.    What do you think of the projects that use "Live Out Loud" stamp set.

hugs, Holly

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Special Treat

   Tonight was card class at Biggby.  We had a ton of fun!!!!  Before we started class I surprised the ladies with a special project.  We normally do 2 cards but tonight we did 3.  The surprise card used one of the new techiques I learned back at consultant camp.  I would love to show you how to make this emboss resist card.  Call me to book your gathering.

hugs, Holly

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Retiring Items

  I thought I would share with you the list of stamp sets that will be retired as of July 31, 2012.  If any of these are still on your wishlist, you will want to get a hold of them during this month.  During the month of July, Close to My Heart, is sweetening the deal for you.  Place a $75 order any day and you will receive a free paper pack and matching embellishment for free.  You have to place the order on my website to reap this fantastic benefit.  If I can help you place your order don't hestitate to call or email me......

The Perfect Pair campaign is great!!!!!  Get your free paper.  Each 5 days a new paper pack and coordinating accessory change.  Here is the break down:
July 1-5  Mischief and Midnight felt shapes
July 6-10 Dreamin' and Harvest charms
July 11-15 Fanfare and Level 2 assortments (brads)
July 16-20 Lucky and My stickeases
July 21-25 Mayberry and My stickeases
July 26-29 Sophia and My stickeases
July 30-31Believe and Holiday pockets or Wonderland and My will be a mystery of which set you will get.

Stamp sets that are retiring:
C1466 Instant Memories 23 $13.95
B1391 Zoology 30 $9.95
C1463 Harvest Happiness 35 $13.95
C1465 Unscripted 36 $13.95
C1467 Sweet Moments 41 $13.95
B1392 Key Moments 42 $9.95
C1462 All Hallows Eve 48 $13.95
D1494 Christmas Cheer 53 $17.95
B1390 Countdown 54 $9.95
D1480 Snowflake 59 $17.95
C1468 Winter Joy 60 $13.95
C1419 Harvest Home 65 $13.95
C1426 Thanksgiving 65 $13.95
B1395 So Grateful 66 $9.95
C1423 Captured Moments 67 $13.95
B1359 Fright Night 68 $9.95
D1437 Party Animal 69 $17.95
A1109 A Sip 71 $6.95
C1424 Nature's Gift 71 $13.95
C1420 Snow Days 72 $13.95
C1472 Bundled Buddies 73 $13.95
D1384 Snow Flurries 74 $17.95
D1308 All Decked Out 75 $17.95
A1115 A Holiday 76 $6.95
B1381 Holiday Cheer 76 $9.95
D1446 Adorn-able 77 $17.95
A1107 A Twinkle 78 $6.95
B1361 Tannenbaum 78 $9.95
D1493 Fill in the Blank--Holiday 79 $17.95
C1427 I Believe 80 $13.95
D1449 Father Christmas 81 $17.95
A1110 A Timber 82 $6.95
B1356 St. Nick 82 $9.95
D1483 Glory to God 83 $17.95
A1099 Angel Sent 84 $6.95
B1394 John 3:16 84 $9.95
D1436 The Present 87 $17.95
A1108 A Flitter 88 $6.95
D1306 Treasure Life 89 $17.95
C1429 Party Pennants 91 $13.95
A1095 Always Remember 92 $6.95
B1362 Tag the Occasion 92 $9.95
C1471 Happy Clusters 93 $13.95
B1393 Joyful Jar 94 $9.95
C1425 Month by Month 95 $13.95
C1470 Gnome Garden 96 $13.95
A1113 A Game 97 $6.95
B1396 School Rocks 97 $9.95
C1408 Live Inspired 98 $13.95
D1373 Childhood Portrait 99 $17.95
D1492 Christmas Love 101 $17.95
C1469 December 25th 102 $13.95
D1388 Card Chatter--Christmas 103 $17.95
D1440 Everlasting Life 104 $17.95
C1379 Holiday Commentary 105 $13.95
C1382 Holiday Commentary--Spanish 105 $13.95
C1383 Holiday Commentary--French 105 $13.95
D1283 Say It in Style 106 $17.95
D1444 A Little Thanks 107 $17.95
D1401 Authentic 108 $17.95
D1387 Made with Love 109 $17.95
D1499 Live Your Style 110 $17.95
D1386 Save the Date 111 $17.95
D1397 Save the Date--French 111 $17.95
D1398 Save the Date--Spanish 111 $17.95
E1006 Baroque Alphabet 113 $29.95
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small 114 $13.95
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114 $29.95
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large 114 $29.95
D1136 Giggle Caps 115 $17.95
D1137 Giggle Lowercase 115 $17.95
D1267 Rustic Numbers 117 $17.95
E1002 Rustic Alphabet 117 $29.95

The paper packs and workshop on the go's  that will be retiring are:


hugs, Holly

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Super Fun, Superhero Project

   While I was at consultant camp back in June, we made many awesome projects.  Today I am going to share with you the final project we learned how to do.  This project was designed by another fellow consultant, Rebecca, and one of her downline.  The project uses Superhero paper from Close to My Heart, Superhero rub-ons, comic badges, pacifica mini medleys, and Superhero stamp sets.  I loved this project...super fun, super easy, and super great.

What do you think of this fantastic project?  I would love to share this with you at your gathering.  Please leave a comment telling me what you think.

hugs, Holly