Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome to August and our new Idea Book and Catalog
I just have to tell you I am so happy with all the great new things Close To My Heart has developed to help us in our creative endeavors.  There are some stunning new products, papers, and embellishments!  The new Cricut Artiste Collection features keys with a theme to them--many things that go together to a create a party.  And the Studio J program pricing is on a per layout basis without any membership requirements.
Here are the cards we will make in playgroup this month using the Stamp of the Month.  If you place a $30 order with me, I will send you the stamped pieces for these cards.  If you come to playgroup and place a $50 order, you will receive a set of these cards as well.

  Here are the products used to create the cards:
August 2012 Stamp of the Month Cards
S1208 Baroque Borders  pg 139  $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase
D1187 For Every Occasion pg 108  $17.95  (was a previous SOM)
X7155B  Avonlea Paper Pack  pg 18  $9.95
Z2173 Slate Ink Pad  pg 9    $5.95
Z2273 Slate Reinker    pg 9   $4.25
Z1380 Spray Pens (3)  pg   133
Z1800  Rosette Ribbon   pg 124  $7.95
Z1705  Durable Studs  pg 126  $3.95
Z1707  Bitty Pearls  pg 127  $2.95
X5643  Chocolate Cardstock   pg 9  $14.50 for 24 sheets
1282  NE Ivy Cardstock  Pg 9  $14.50
Z1313  Glitz Glitter Gel---Stardust    pg 133  $2.75
Scrapbook Pages for August
Should you choose the pages for your project I will supply all of the Avonlea papers and one Filigree Charm.  The other embellishments are found in the Complements Canvas Shapes collection that goes with Avonlea.  You are certainly welcome to make them part of your order at playgroup.  
Please check my August schedule and select a time and project for playgroup.  There is a minimum $15 order plus shipping and tax.  For that you get a LOT of fun and leave with a project you can be proud of.!
Using our New Studio J Express Layouts

Close To My Heart has added a line of Express Layouts which can help you create your layouts even faster, simpler,  and easier.  There are 6 Express Layout collections you may pick from to preserve your memories where you drag and drop the photos into photo wells and create your journaling. Each collection is 10 two-page layouts with one single for the front page of your album and a single page for the back.   You may change the color of the papers easily.  That is what I did on this Express Layout featuring some great things from our Close To My Heart Convention in Dallas in the middle of July.  I have developed a step by step guide for the Express Layout that I would be happy to email to you if you would wish.  Please ask me about the new, more convenient pricing!