Tuesday, December 10, 2013

True Scrap 5 A La Carte


Big day today -- the individual classes from True Scrap 5 in October are now available for purchase a la carte!

Each class is regularly priced at $12.95, but Lain has them marked down to $9.99 just through Christmas, 12/25. It is the perfect time to treat yourself while in the midst of buying presents for everyone else. Just picture yourself settling in to watch Heidi Swapp make the cutest journal while the rest of your family plays with their new toys over the Christmas holidays.

Each class includes:

-Project video

-Hour-long "like you were there" video (including Q&A and chat)

-Supply list

-Project photos and/or handout if available

Click here to see the whole line up of classes available.


These are some of my favourite classes from the event:





Don’t miss out on these amazing online classes at a super price!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

True Scrap Pocket Pages!


You’ve heard about pocket page scrapbooking. You’ve got the photos and stories. You may even have the products. But you’re looking for information on how to put it all together, quickly and easily. We can help!

True Scrap Pocket Pages is the world’s ONLY learning environment that gives you online, LIVE access to the people, resources, and information  you need to simplify and create-ify your pocket scrapbooking.

Lain Ehmen of www.layoutaday.com has just announced that True Scrap Pocket Pages is coming on January 25!

This one-day live, virtual event will offer you the information and inspiration you need to use the pocket scrapbooking/Project Life format to capture your memories.

With sponsors like Simple Stories, Project Life, Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico, it's going to be an incredible event. You can find out more about the event here: www.truescrap.com/pocket.

Please click on ^^that^^ link to learn all about the event – when, instructors, cost, sponsors (who is providing all the awesome PRIZES}, etc.

You also need to go there because if you sign up for the True Scrap Pocket Pages e-mail list using my link, you’ll receive an early bird notification of a DISCOUNT CODE that will make attending so much easier.

I have personally taken many online classes from Lain and I have never been disappointed. You will have access to the class videos forever so you can refer back to them as many times as you need. Are you busy on January 25th? Its not a problem because the classes will always be available to you whenever you are ready to take them.

Go sign up now to get more information on this great new event and for the early bird price.


TSPP logo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hello November and New Product Announcements from CTMH!

There are some new things happening at Close To My Heart this month! I am excited to share with you TWO great promotions that you can take advantage of this month...

I am thrilled to announce an incredible sign-up promotion! If you have ever thought about joining CTMH as a business builder or even as a Hobbyist, now is the time! CTMH just announced that from November 1—December 15, new Consultants who enroll with either the Essentials or Master New Consultant Kit may also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. To be eligible for the free product, the new Consultant must remit $300 in commissionable personal sales by March 31, 2014.

What is the mysterious new product new consultants can earn? It’s the gorgeous new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", plus a 12"x12" cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It's a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants!
If you have any questions about becoming a CTMH Consultant, feel free to contact me.
Are you ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cupcakes By Design #19


Here is the second sketch for September sketch challenges at 2 Broke Girls Scraps. Remember to post your sketch on the blog for a chance to win a prize!

Here is my take on the sketch:

september sketch 2BG

For this layout I used a variety of papers including Maggie Holmes, Amy Tangerine and DCWV (Michaels). I cut out the cute circle on my new CTMH Art Booking cartridge. The grey letter stickers are from American Crafts.

Don't for get to check out our Spice & Sugar Sketch A Thon all month long!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Sketch A Thon

  Welcome to the Spice & Sugar Sketch A Thon!  If you watch 2 Broke Girls you know the Spice & Sugar theme came from the "It's Not Pretty Enough" episode! Watch the clip here.

You will notice that our sketches are all black and white and fairly simple, so your mission is to add embellies and make them pretty! 

You will have the entire month of September to complete the sketch a thon, each design team member will be offering a small prize draw for completing their sketch, and 2 Broke Girls Scraps will offer a grand prize at the end of the month! Every sketch you complete will give you an entry for the grand prize. 

Make sure to become a follower of each design team members’ blog while you are there! 

Don't forget we will also have our regular sketches during the month of September as well! 

Here is my sketch!


And here is what I did with it

2BG september blog hop

This layout was done with the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pack from Michaels, CTMH rosette ribbon and various alphabet stickers from American Crafts and Heidi Swapp.

 Next on your journey is Tabby, so hop on over to her blog to see another great sketch. If you get lost along the blog hop, here is where you can find all the sketches! 

2 Broke Girls Blog
Tabitha Sketch 2
Tammy Sketch 3
Brandi Sketch 4
 Janet Sketch 5
Michelle Sketch 6
Miwa Sketch 7
Karen Sketch 8
Tabby Sketch 10
Michelle M Sketch 11
Darcy Sketch 12
Pat Sketch 13
Stephanie Sketch 14

Here is where you will link ALL your entries!

 Hope you join in the fun!! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

True Scrap 5!

We've got exciting news to share! If you've been lacking in the creative mojo, or wondering how you can get more life from the scrapping supplies you already own... or you just want to spend a couple of
days with a bunch of super-cool crafty people, then look no further!
My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap has pulled together FIFTEEN of the hottest scrapbooking instructors around to offer two days of inspiration and fun, such as Heidi Swapp, Nichol Magouirk, Jennifer Gallacher, and a dozen more. They'll be revealing all their best crafting tips, tricks, techniques, and secrets in the latest True Scrap event – True Scrap 5.

True Scrap 5 is a two-day, online, LIVE event on October 11-12. Yep, that's right – all fifteen instructors will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You'll watch class demonstrations, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your crafty life – all without leaving home (or even changing out of your PJs!).
And just because YOU are so awesome I have some amazing deals to offer you!
  • Regular registration is $197, but Arnprior Scrappers readers can use the code LUCKY50 to save $50 through 9/30 That comes out to less than $8 per class!!! Where else can you get a class from Heidi Swapp, Nichol Magouirk, Jennifer Gallacher, or  ME for less than $8?
  • EXTRA BONUS: If you register before 8/31 you will also get a complete set of replays from “True Scrap Young At Heart” valued at $97 for FREE! That’s five classes and two virtual make and takes, from instructors like former CK Hall-of-Famer CD Muckosky, Traci Reed, and Stephanie Ackerman! There’s sure to be something to tickle your creative bone.
How amazing is that?? If you register before the end of August you will end up with 27 amazing classes! Which would make the cost per class less than $5.50. That is the deal of the century!
Register here for True Scrap 5!
If you're tired of just staring at your crafting supplies or creating the “same old” projects, then check
out True Scrap 5.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Sarita Workshop


This is probably my favourite non-holiday paper line in the new Fall/Winter 2013 CTMH Idea Book.

Join me on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm where we will make this layout along with at least 2 others, one of which will be using pocket pages that will be supplied as part of your kit.

The workshop kit contains everything you see above but for my class the kit will also contain 2 pocket pages, journaling cards and instructions for the other layouts. You can still order the kit even if you can’t attend the workshop in person.

Plus, if you order just $10 more you get the august stamp of the month for free (a value of $17.95)!

Please RSVP no later than FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th.

Cost of the workshop is $40 (taxes and shipping are already included).

Contact me directly to reserve your spot.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New 2013 CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book and Free Stamp of the Month!!



It’s here! It’s here! The brand new 2013Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live today. It is filled to the brim with wonderful new products and lots of great project inspiration. You can view the book online here. Contact me directly if you would like your own copy. There are so many fabulous new products, that I can’t mention them all in this post, but I will share with you some of my favourites.

There are 6 new Paper Collections, 8 new Workshops on the Go Kits, 2 new project kits, lots of fun My Creations alterable items, beautiful new textile fabrics, a SUPER FUN new My Crush Collection, great new Base & Bling Collection, tons of fabulous new stamp sets, and MORE!

A few of my absolute favourite products are:

Design Decor Products


Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2


My Crush Collection


and of course the new Artbooking Cricut Collection



A few more of my new favs are:

Polar Pal Card Kit

Stitch Guide and Foam Mat

Designed Decor Black Frame

Designed Decor Flip Stand Album


What are your favourite new products???

Can it get any better than that? Oh yes! With a new month comes a new Stamp of the Month and August’s SOTM is SOOOOO cute! It’s called A Chocolate Affair and, get this, you can get it for FREE!

August is an especially sweet time to shop—when you place an order of $50 or more during August, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair (S1308A), FREE!* This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolatey layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set.

*No additional tax will be applied for the free stamp set. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the stamp set ($17.95). Offer valid August 1-31, 2013.

Click on the photo below to visit my shopping site to browse all of the great new products!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Great Pre-order Deal

Pre-Order the NEW CTMH Artbooking Collection today through July 31st!

 Click HERE to see the Cricut Artbooking Handbook!
Then check out my Pre-Order Special below!

Available only through me through July 31st!

My Pre-Order Special: When you Pre-Order your new Artbooking Cricut Collection I'll give you a FREE coordinating stamp set of your choice! That’s right! Any stamp set in the new Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book that coordinates with the new cartridge is yours for FREE. 

You get everything you see in the picture above PLUS an additional stamp set of you r choice for FREE for only $99.

Ready to Pre-Order? Your Pre-Order also makes you eligible for the August Stamp of the Month for just $5 extra - its a fun chocolate themed set at a delicious price for you!

 Pre-order today and spend the rest of the summer making all kinds of wonderful projects.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Newest CTMH Cricut Cartridge

You all know how much I love my two CTMH Cricut Cartridges - they are pretty much the only cartridges I ever use. Well, CTMH has done it again and given us ANOTHER fabulous cartridge called Artbooking and this one just blows me away!  Artbooking is packed with 700 different cuts:  - 30 Themed DOUBLE Page Layouts (total of 60 layouts) all size coordinated - 10 Themed Mini Albums (8x8, 6x6, 5x7) with minimum 8 pages each - Full page and partial page overlays (square and rectangles of each overlay) which can also be used as stencils for inking or misting - Loads of phrases - Themed accessory images - Themed and decorated photo mats - Font - So much you won't believe your eyes!  And if you say to yourself, well this one isn't for me because I mostly do cards, gifts or home decor then think again because ALL of it can be re-sized and used as pieces for any kind of papercrafting project!  Its got everything from a sweet little giraffe to a man and woman outline shape holding hands and the most adorable snowman I've ever seen!

I'll be posting a PRE-Order special tomorrow on my blog but for now I thought I'd give you the goods and show you just how AWESOME this cartridge is going to be!  Orders will be going in on August 1st release date.