Oh My!

I love to share what I have learned in the art of scrapbooking and paper crafts.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I Love This Company

What a surprise I had yesterday.  There was a package from Close To My Heart addressed to me.  I had shared on the company bulletin boards and asked if anyone had a problem with their Slate ink pad as mine would come out of the track every time I opened it.  There were a few posts, but no one seemed to have the same problem.  However,  after hearing that it would cost almost as much to send back the defective ink pad as to buy a new one, I stated that I would probably just buy a new one.  I wasn't upset.  Those things just happen.  Lo and behold.  This wonderful company I work for sent me a brand new Slate ink pad and an Avonlea compliments packet.  I was never expecting this.  I never even called the company.  Someone just read my post and made sure my ink pad was replaced and a little surprise was sent also.  I love this company.

Close To My Heart is always improving what is offered in our catalogs.  This year they have added card workshops, (I don't have to come up with my own any more) home decor, and an adorable Halloween party Workshop on the Go.  Here is a video that shows you all you can create with this exclusive paper pack.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I Finally Finished!

September 9, 2012

I've been waiting for weeks to play with the new product.   My first shipment came in and I was so looking forward to crafting, but somehow, in my muddled mind, I thought I had taken everything out of the box.  Only after my husband had taken the recycled boxes to the dump did I realize that I had left my Clementine Workshop on the Go in one of the boxes.  So, I had to reorder and wait for my next shipment.  Right after my shipment came, I went to visit my sons in Georgia.  Finally, I was able to play and this is what I came up with.  I did scraplift from one of my CTMH sisters, Lajeania Hicks.  I  put my own spin on her beautiful layout.  The buttons were made using the new Artiste Cricut cartridge and stamped with the new stamp called Buttons, Bits, and Bobs.  I will be offering this workshop at the Faith Crafting Retreat at Singing Hills in November. My scrapbooking students at school have already started on this. They will be embellishing this week.   Next I'll be working on the new Flirty paper pack to design layouts for them.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I'm Back!

I spent the last week visiting my two sons and their families in Georgia.  Had so much fun with the grandkids it was difficult to leave.  I had just gotten my goodies just before I left and didn't have time to play.  It was so difficult being responsible and packing instead of scrapping!  We got back yesterday afternoon and I went back to work today.  It was the first week of school and I already missed the first two days!  The wonderful thing is that I got to work and play with some of my new products.  I was able to partially complete a two-page layout with my scrapbooking class.  What a stress relief that was.  My plan is to finish it up this weekend and share it with all of you.  In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this video made by Close To My Heart.  I love this company!