National Papercrafting Month – I’m on “Cloud Nine!”

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Close to My Heart is celebrating National Papercrafting Month in January with a special “Cloud Nine” cardmaking kit.  With this, you can create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Spring/Summer Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set and exclusive Cloud Nine paper.  It’s only available during the month of January with your qualifying order (spend $35 and get the kit for just $15!) (the January workshop – Sparkle and Shine – would qualify you for this special.) You can also get the kit for FREE when you sign up to become a Close to My Heart consultant in January and you submit $300.00 in orders before June 30th.

INCLUDED IN THE KIT:

Cutting guide and instructions

Swirly Sunset B & T paper

Lagoon Card Stock

Honey Cardstock

Cutouts for the project

D size stamp set

(NEW) Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (sold separately – $7.95 for 15 yards)

(NEW) Teal shimmer trim (sold separately – $4.95 for 5 yards)

(NEW) Triangle Studs Durables (sold separately – $3.95 for 48 studs in 2 sizes and 2 colors)

White Daisy Cards and Envelopes (10)

The retail value of just the new products is $16.85.  There is also a lot of the new products that are left over.

This is the D- sized stamp set.

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Here are 5 more cards created by replacing the kit B and T paper with Laughing Lola paper.

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Also the kit would qualify you for the Stamp of the Month special.  This stamp set is available for $5.00 when you spend $50. Below are some pictures of cards that were created with this stamp set.  These cards are from a swap that I participated in.

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January Workshop

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.  May 2014 be the best year!

Below are pictures of my January “Sparkle and Shine” Workshop.  We will be using the Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go kit and the Sparkle and Shine Dimensional Elements. The layouts were designed by talented, consultant Dana Kessler.  They are even more AWESOME in person! LOTS of BLING.  We will make 3 layouts using most of the product!  You will also get a D – size stamp set to use in future projects. Since we are making 3 layouts, I will precut and prestamp where possible prior to the workshop!  All you will have to do is assemble how you like.  If you can not make it to the class, you can still get the kit (everything precut and stamped) – just follow the included pictures of the layouts.   I had to purchase the kits prior to Jan. 1st and only purchased 20 kits.  Half of those are already spoken for, so if you would like a kit, please let me know soon.

Workshop dates:  Friday, January 17th, 6pm

Sat. January 18th, 3pm

Both workshops are at my shop behind my home.  Cost of the products for the workshop is 39.90. Fee for my time is included in the cost of the products.

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Upcoming Workshops for Christmas

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I have several workshops coming up just in time for Christmas!  Several of these would make great Christmas presents so don’t think you can only do one of each! All of these workshops will be precut and prestamped to make them time efficient.

On Sat. Nov. 23rd we will start at 3 PM with the Christmas tree and ornament workshop (the tree was featured on the Close to My Heart Mini Guide.)  The ornament can also serve as a nice adornment on a package.  The cost of this workshop is $10.00.  The sign is hard to see on the picture – It says “Christmas is love with all the trimmings”

At 4:30 I will have the Mini Calendar workshop.  These are great!  They would make great teachers gifts!  Really anyone who has an office.  You just switch out the page each month.  They are on a nice stand.  The calendar itself was a free download so you could really update the calendar each year with a new printout.  This workshop is $15.00  Again everything will be precut and prestamped. I will also have a printout of how they look if you can’t stay to finish them.

A third workshop will start at 6:00 The larger 12×24 Calendar.  (These can be done independently if you are not done with the prior workshop)  These are AWESOME!  I love them and do several each year as gifts for grandmas and my home and office. I have an amazing album of past year’s calendars.  I usually use the prior years pictures so this is a really nice album. —This year, I used Studio J to make single 12X12 layouts.  We will use the CTMH’s blank calendars to attach the Studio J layouts.  In the workshop you will stamp the months and the 2014 days.  You will then later add your specific photos to the layouts!  This is a really nice gift for $37.00.  They will use them on their wall for a year and then they can detach them and put them in an album. That would make 12 – 12×12 pages in an album.

I can also do these workshops during the week.  Tues. Nov 26th at 6pm.

YOU NEED TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THESE WORKSHOPS SO THAT I WILL HAVE A KIT MADE FOR YOU! I ALSO NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT EXTRA KITS FOR GIFTS.  I HAVE A FEW OF THE SMALLER CALENDARS ALREADY MADE IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THEM.  YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT brigettagiles@gmail.com or call me at 334-366-5276 or 334-518-9168.  The workshops will be at my shop behind my house.

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Calendar on Stand

Calendar on Stand

Smaller Calendar

Smaller Calendar

12 X 25 Calendar

12 X 25 Calendar

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Studio J – Family Cruise 2011

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Studio J – Family Cruise 2011

This was our first cruise for everyone.  It was our family Christmas present!  We had soo much fun!  It was soo easy to do the complete album with Studio J!  I like using Studio J for themed albums.  Usually, I want these done quicker so that I can concentrate on the next event.  On some of the pages you will see some blanks.  This is so I can add memorabilia and accents later when I get the actual pages.  Also, sometimes I don’t know exactly what to journal so I will wait till I get the pages and add the journaling later.  I like that about Studio J – you can get most of the work done and have the pictures but still use that cute accent you bought on the trip to go on your pages!

Studio J – an amazing digital scrapbooking program.

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Do you love the idea of scrapbooking but just do not have the time.  Do you love all the Close to My Heart (CTMH) products both current and retired!  CTMH has an amazing digital scrapbooking program called Studio J.  It is super easy and a ton of fun.  There is no membership to join, you just upload your pictures and pay for the layouts that you want!!  The 2 “12 x 12 page layouts costs – $6.95 – that’s less than $3.50 a page with your pictures already processed!!  You also get high resolution JPEG files in case you need to duplicate or anything happens to your layouts and you get a web version of the JPEG to post and share with friends! If you just want the JPEG files – you can purchase them for $2.95 each.

I am giving a FREE workshop this month at Abby G’s in Maplesville on Monday, October 22nd at 6 PM.  You will get the above layout for free! All I will need is 4 pictures I can transfer to my laptop and what journaling you would like if you do not want the verse.  This workshop is all instructional. I will show you all the ins and out of this super easy program!!

You can also go to www.studioj.com to check out informational and instructional videos on Studio J.  Last year I used Studio J to scrapbook our family cruise.  I will post pictures throughout the week.  Soo much fun!!!  (Your layouts that you receive will not have the Studio J logo on the bottom)

It’s Official!! I will be cruising in Feb. with Jeff!!

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Yeah!  I am soo excited to have been able to earn this cruise.  I owe it to all my new downline and all my customers both new and the ones who have been loyal all these years!  Thank you to everyone who joined a hostess club and was willing to meet several times during this cruise earning period.  Thank you to everyone who ordered several trays and Cricut cartridges.  You all are the best!!  A few months back I asked myself what was my “WHY” for doing Close to My Heart, and it is because of you.  Of course I love getting products for free or at a discount and I am going to love this cruise with my husband of 20 years – but I have met so many people from doing workshops and gatherings who have became some of my most dearest friends.  I love meeting with all of you each month – you are soo much fun to be around!!  If you have not joined a “Hostess Club” or attended one of my workshops – there are several each month you can try.  I have been soo busy that I have neglected posting but I promise I will be posting upcoming events soon!  I have several this month!  Look for a post soon!  Join my blog so you will not miss out on any future information!!  Again thank you to all my new downline for reaching thier goals and thank you to all my customers!!!  Now off to a hostess club!!