Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Snowman Poop!

Using our CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection, Nancy Durant cut out the adorable snowman!  With the CTMH Chalk Marker, Nancy also added stripes to the scarf and box.  The candy in our CTMH Treat Tube is yogart covered raisins.  The poem reads:

I've heard that you've been naughty,
now listen here's the scoop,
I'm running short on coal this year
so you get snowman's poop!

Holiday Projects - Gift Bags!

These adorable gift bags were created by Nancy Durant using the new Sweet Tweetings kit and a few scraps of cardstock.  You can fill the bags with all sorts of goodies!  Super cute!  The kit includes the bags, the tags, t he string, and the stamp set!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weekend Crop Class Schedule!

Hi Everyone,
Below is our tentative schedule for the classes next weekend at the Estero Weekend Crop sponsored by Kim of Scraptique.  If you are planning to attend and would like to secure a spot before the crop begins, just send me an email.  I will follow up with confirmation that space is available for you.  Artwork and class descriptions for classes with Susan are posted on this blog (you will need to scroll to previous posts).  All class projects will be displayed Friday at the crop with sign up sheets.  We are hoping the hotel will allow us to set up our class displays in the Board Room Friday beginning at 5 pm otherwise visit our booth to see all the classes offered.  Scraptique Class Projects should be on display too! 

Here is the schedule for the Close To My Heart Classes:

Saturday, October 26

9:00 AM to 10:30 Snowflake Cards $25.00  (Susan Tomaino) $25.00 Kit includes the stamp set and everything you need to create 20 cards.  Envelopes included.

11:00 AM to 12:00 Origami Wreath Class $10.00 (Venia Joray)  This has been a sell out at each crop when offered so don't miss out!

12:30 to 2 PM Christmas Book (Susan Tomaino) $14.00 and you'll have a book ready for pictures.


3:30 to 4:30 Event Calendar (Susan Tomaino) $14.00 - First Four participants receive the stamp set for FREE!

5:00 to 6:30 Cricut Craft Room with canvas gift project (Venia Joray) $20.00  Learn about the Cricut Craft Room and create a beautiful project!

7:30 to 8:30 Monogram Card Gift (Venia Joray) $10.00  Gift ideas this time of year are always in high demand!

MORE CLASS times will be determined at the crop.  The two page layouts, Merry & Bright and Anything Goes will be offered too!  Tentatively Merry & Bright will be Friday night and Anything Goes will be Sunday morning.  These two classes can also be purchases and created on your own.

Event Calendar and Cricut Craft Room Class

Back by popular demand!  Create this Event Calendar for your own use or give it as a gift to someone special.  The calendar is designed to be used year after year to remember all those special events!!!

The first four people who sign up for this class will receive the stamp set used FREE! 

Cricut Craft Room with Canvas Gift Project
Venia Joray
 Colors may vary.

October Weekend Crop In Estero Florida - Snowflake Card Class

Here is one of the Close To My Heart classes that will be offered at the October Weekend Crop:


Class kit includes:
  • 20 Colonial White Cards with matching envelopes
  • All the patterned paper and colored cardstock pre-cut and ready to assemble from the exclusive Close To My Heart Frosted Paper pack!
  • All the embellishments (ribbon, sparkles, glitter gel, and glitter cardstock)
  • AND the Snowflake Stamp!
You will love these cards!  These cards can be used for:
All the Winter Holidays
Thinking of You
Thank You
Get Well
or Happy Birthday

You decide what you want your cards to say!

This class will be offered twice in groups of 4.  There are only a total of 8 kits available, so if this class is for you, email me at JoeSusan@aol.com to sign up.  I will follow up with a confirmation email.

 Supplies needed for this class:
Optional 2X2 clear block (or use one of mine).

More Classes for the Estero Weekend Crop!

Merry and Bright Holiday Layout
This layout includes (2) 4X6 Flip Flaps (shown below layout).
This class will be offered twice in groups of 4.
Cost $8.00

Anything Goes!
This layout has a variety of options. Shown - #1 Dad but you can choose 
"Party Time", "My Hero", "You & Me",  "Capture the Details", " Big Ideas" or "Birthday Boy".
Layout includes (2) 3X4 Flip Flaps.  Above the Flip Flaps are stacked but you can use one over each of the two 3X5 photo squares.  Lots of options with this layout!
This class will be offered twice in groups of 4.
Cost $8.00

Watch for our schedule next week!

6X6 Christmas Book

Here is another class project that will be offered at the Scraptique Weekend Crop this month in Estero.

This book has plenty of room for your holiday photos - for this year or past - and you'll maximize your space with the Close To My Heart Flip Flaps!

Everything is included to complete this book!

Below:  Both pages include a 4X4 Flip Flap.  
You can add additional photos, journal, decorate or add other goodies with the extra space 
the Flip Flaps offer!

 Below:  Another Flip Flap is under Santa!  This Flip Flap is 3X3.

Below:  The ice skates are inside a 2X2 Flip Flap.  
A great place to add a small photo or journal something special.

You will be amazed how quickly this book will come together.  We are using Mistletoe paper and complements, embellishments, and colored cardstock.  The featured colors include:  Cranberry, Cocoa, Colonial White, and Olive.

With only 12 kits available, this class will be offered 3 times in groups of 4.  Watch for the schedule here - soon!  $14.00.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Baby Cakes fussy-cutting

I get far too much satisfaction from trimming tiny things from patterned paper. It's oddly calming, so I didn't hesitate to trim this cutie patootie giraffe from the Baby Cakes patterned paper. Some call this technique "fussy-cutting" but I think it should be called "un-fussy cutting" because it makes me less fussy! :)

You can find the Baby Cakes paper, plus lots of accessories and goodies to coordinate, on Susan's Close to My Heart website!
xoxo - Laura

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy WCMD! {thank you card}

A day set aside, across the world, to MAKE CARDS. Can it get much better than that!?
Even if you aren't making cards today, there are blog hops and inspiration GALORE across the internet today. I hope you can hang around and create {or be inspired} today!

I have a quick and simple card to share with you today! It's been sitting here in my file for a while now, and I didn't realize that I never shared it! GASP! This came together easily with the beautiful Sarita papers and a few stamps.  I made this card at my mom's house, and she actually had that flower all stamped and ready to roll, plus the diecut that I stamped the sentiment on.  I just started playing with what she had laying around, and pulled this together. (It doesn't get much easier than that - thanks Susan, for doing half the work for me!) 

Have a terrific weekend, and HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!
xoxo Laura,