Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rainy Days!

  Rainy days are a crafters best friend!  I think this statement is true...if you disagree I will take a moment to convince you!  
 With rainy days come...
 - sleepy babies and sleepy kids, a perfect day for them to watch a movie while you play.
 - no reason to go outside for that walk or jog, so just stay in and play!
 - great excuse to cancel plans for anything....stay in and PLAY!!!
  I hope this has convinced you.  I am going to take some time today to work on a few fun pages so you have some great inspiration on your rainy days!  I will be working with the Close To My Heart Flip Flaps.  They are a great way to fit more pictures on your page or even add some creative journaling.  I think you will really like them.  
  So, here we go...let's get crafting!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mistletoe Card Workshop

Following my open house I will be holding a card workshop featuring Close to My Heart Mistletoe Paper Line.  It is such a pretty line...a little old world, a little modern!  It is so much fun to work with...the stamps are AMAZING!!!!  The workshop must be RSVP'd to and is a cost of $25...which I can take over the phone.  If you can't make it, but you still want to make these beautiful cards the full kit can be purchased through me or my website for $29.95 (plus s&h).  I really hope to see you there!  Call or email for further details! 
When: November 21, 2010   5:30pm-7pm
Where:21930 Bayard Terr. Ashburn, VA 20148

 To schedule your very own event...home party, class, workshop...whatever you'd like...let me know!!!

Open House Event!

I am holding my first Close to My Heart OPEN HOUSE!!!!
When: November 21, 2010   2pm-4:30pm
Where: 21930 Bayard Terr. Ashburn, VA
I am so excited to do this.  I  can't wait to share with all of you the beautiful things that you can make (or have me make for you).  I will be giving away a door prize for the day, a goodie bag for anyone who shows up, and a make and take card.  I hope to see a lot of people there so that I can share my excitement.  Check out the new Magnifique paper's what I will be using for the make and take.  Such a beautiful line of paper...all blues, greens, & browns...mixed together with peacock just screams at you to create something beautiful!  RSVP to this event today!
Phone: 571-643-3595

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Classes, Products, New Things to Learn!

I am so excited to get started with Close to My Heart.  I have a class scheduled for November 5...and an Open House in the works for November 6.  It will be a busy weekend, but I really want to get in as much as I can before baby number two makes her debut!  So make sure you mark your calendar for November 6 from 4pm-6pm.  I will be offering a make and take, showing some beautiful samples, and giving everyone the opportunity to ask any questions they might have.  There will also be a shameless amount of chocolate available, as well as some yummy fall treats.  RSVP to my email:  I can't wait to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today I Make Cards!

Today I will be finishing some affirmation cards.  These are great cards that have a small inspirational phrase or quote.  They are good for helping you feel better physically and mentally.  Some just help you focus on the things you would like from your life.  Either way, these cards are pretty and make a great gift. Pictures to follow this evening!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just Starting

I am just starting out with a new adventure in paper crafting.  After about 8 years of paper crafting experience...including but not limited to...scrapbooks, card making, altered arts, & invitations, I have decided to really put myself out there and help others to become just as creative!  I love to put my photo memories into something special.  I love the feeling when someone opens a gift or card and realizes you made it special...just for them.  I want others to enjoy the same feelings!  So, I have made the decision to sell Close to My Heart stamping and paper products, teach classes, and (for those who refuse to craft ;-)) make projects for other people.  I hope you enjoy my pictures, musings, and otherwise "fun stuff" that I come across on a day to day basis!   Enjoy...and keep crafting!