Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Avonlea Workshop...Weekend Crop!

There is still room for you to come and join us for the 'Avonlea' workshop this Saturday!!! 
Check out the great cards that we'll be making...

The workshop is just $15 - we'll make 5 cards and 1 double page (12x12") layout.
Location: Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East (Blairwood Rd)
Time: 10am - 1pm
RSVP is required.
We still have room for the weekend crop, too! 
Weekend rate is $60 or $25/day or $15/day after 3pm
Location: Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East (Blairwood Rd)
Friday, Jan 25 (9am) - Sunday, Jan 27 (5pm)
Please email me at to reserve your seat!
And since I was working w/ such a great paper kit....I made this Valentine's card, for my husband...Pinterest inspired, of course!

(card inside)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Weekend Crop

It's our first weekend crop of the year...and we're going to shake things up a bit. 

 Friday, Jan 25th (9am) - Sunday, Jan 27th (5pm)
If you'd like to come crop for the full weekend the cost is $60
 attend just one day for $25, or show up after 3pm (crop til midnight) and pay just $15
attend our Saturday morning workshop for $15 (10am - 1pm)
stay to crop until midnight & pay just $10 more!
Crop space is limited and seats are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  RSVP's are required!
A little about the Saturday Workshop...
Workshop cost is $15 - it includes all supplies needed to make 5 cards and 1 - 2 page layout (12x12). (You must bring your own adhesive)
We'll be using the beautiful Avonlea paper collection for the card portion of the January workshop. 
I'd love to see you all next weekend...please email me at to reserve your space.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just 3 more days...

How cute are these little treat bags!?!  Just a little something from me to you for attending my Open House...which if you haven't heard is in 3 SHORT DAYS!  Yippee! 

So excited and yet starting to panic...
We've cut dozens of layouts and dozens of cards and dozens of all kinds of gift bags & card holders....yet still I keep second guessing myself. Do I have enough??  I just need to take a deep will all work out!
Well, I hope to see you at the Open House.  We'll be at the Courtyard Marriott - Louisville East (Blairwood Rd) from 9am until 7pm.  I have the brand NEW Spring/Summer Idea book for everyone that attends..AND if that darn FedEx driver gets here in time...I'll have the new paper lines (+ a few other goodies) to show you, too.

Just three more days....ugh!  my stomach hurts again.  I need to stop doing this to myself!

Embossing & Stamping

Did you know that embossed images resist ink? Learn this fun trick to ink the areas around your embossed images to make them really stand out!

Keep checking each Tuesday for the latest and greatest 'Clearly The Best' video tutorials!  You'll be amazed at what you can learn in just one of these 4 min episodes!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

6 days and counting...

Just six more days until my open house!
Here is a layout and a couple more cards that we'll be working on...

 La Belle Vie layout (please forgive the awful shadows in my pictures.  I swear ladies...I will get better at taking of these days!!)

Here is a card that I made from the scraps of the La Belle Vie packet.

Here is a card that we'll be making at the Open House...scraplifted from Pinterest...but so, so cute!

Join us……
Close To My Heart
Open House
Saturday, January 12, 2013
9 am – 7pm
Kick off your New Year at our annual open house!
 You’ll enjoy some incredible …
·        Make-N-Takes
·        Layout Ideas
·        Goodie bags
·        Prizes & Incentives

We’ll also have the brand new
2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book & product samples