Monday, August 31, 2009

September SOTM Hop Starts Tomorrow!!!

Don't forget, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st the September Stamp of the Month blog hop will be posted! I am so very excited to see what my fellow Close To My Heart Consultants have created with this set. I REALLY like it and am certain you will too!

Technique of the WEEK-Stained Glass

This week learn how to give your work the "stained glass" appearance. This technique is easy and a lot of fun!!
Class will be offered:
Tuesday, September 1st 6 pm - 8 pm
as well as throughout the week! Just pre-register, pre-pay for the day and time you choose.
Cost of class is $5.00
Hope to see you at My Creative Clubhouse to learn this great technique! It is a great look for upcoming holiday cards too!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Week of August 24th Schedule


Monday- Open clubhouse time (open 10 am - 6 pm)
Tuesday- Cricut Basics 6 pm - 8 pm, Open clubhouse time (open 5:30 pm - 9 pm)
Wednesday- Evening Cardmaking Class 6 pm - 8 pm, Open clubhouse time (open 10 am - 9 pm***)
Thursday- Morning Cardmaking Class 10 am - Noon, Open clubhouse time (open 10 am - 4 pm***)
Friday-Open clubhouse time (open 10 am - 6 pm)
Saturday- FREE Make & Take 9 am - Noon, Open clubhouse time (Open 8 am - 3 pm)

Please note changes to Wednesday & Thursday hours this week. As many of you are aware, I have school-age children. I am a Mom before anything else, and therefore have re-arranged my schedule to accomodate my sons' activities. Please keep a close eye on the schedule as will change as the season progresses.

I appreciate your understanding as I balance being a business owner and mother, as both are important to me!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cardmaking Class-Sneak Peek!

This month, cardmaking class will be held on WEDNESDAY, August 27th 6 pm - 8 pm and Thursday, August 28th, 10 am - Noon.
We will make a total of FOUR cards, but here is a sneak peek at ONE of them!
When: Wednesday, Aug 27th 6 pm - 8 pm OR Thursday, Aug 28th, 10 am - Noon
Cost: $15.00
Where: My Creative Clubhouse, 132 N Main Street, West Bend, WI
Contact: (262) 338-CLUB (2582) OR

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Technique of the WEEK-Cricut Basics!

Back by popular demand is the Cricut Basics class!! This class will be held throughout the week as time allows as well as Tuesday, August 25th 6 pm - 8 pm!!

Cost is $5.00 per person. Be sure to reserve YOUR seat right away. This class fills very quickly!

August Scrap Class-Back To School

These are the pages (two 12x12 pages) for this month's scrap class. I have SIX kits available for purchase. The price per kit is $10.00 (plus postage if you are not local). Please call me ASAP (262) 338-2582, or email to reserve YOUR kit!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Copic Certified Design Artist

This past weekend, I traveled to Eau Claire, WI to attend some training and certification classes on Copic markers! What a blast I had! First off, the classes were held at "Picture This" scrapbooking store!!! All I can say is "WOW"! This place is HUGE, has terrific selection, the classroom is phenomenal, and the staff is fantabulous (is that a word?, LOL)!!

To top it off, I was able to stay at a scrapbooking retreat, Green Haven Retreat! Not only was this retreat absolutely perfect, but it was right in the same parking lot area from Picture This!!! How perfect is that? Not far to go for classes, shopping pretty much at your finger tips...."WOW"!!

Probably the best part of all? All the instruction offered by Sally Lynn MacDonald! We made some GREAT projects, learned basics of using Copic markers, airbrushing......Sally Lynn is a WONDERFUL, down to earth woman with great talent. I LOVED sharing stories of our kids and our experiences with life in general. What a warm, sweet woman she is!

Actually, the VERY BEST part of all is that I walked away as a Copic Certified Design Artist!! That's right, I can now teach classes with the Copic markers and products! So, I will be taking a few weeks to practice up, get some classes together, and also put together a Copic Club (details to follow)! The artwork that can be attained with these gems is unbelievable. The key is knowing HOW to use them, what can go wrong, etc.

I will be sharing some blogs soon that got me hooked on the look of using Copics, so be sure to visit me regularly!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Technique of the WEEK-Masking

This week's technique is masking! Learn how to mask and image to only use part of it for stamping. This week, you will have a chance to use not yet released products from the Autumn/Winter 2009 Close To My Heart Idea Book!

Aren't the stamp set and papers adorable? Okay, my photography stinks, but trust me, they are adorable!

This technique will be taught this week, August 17th through August 21st. It is taught Tuesday evenings, 6 pm - 8 pm or any other time during the week that I do not have other classes scheduled.

Don't forget to join me on Facebook! You can join "My Creative Clubhouse" group where I will post the schedule and other events!

Hope to see you here this week for this great tecnique!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Technique Tuesday Becomes Technique of the WEEK!

Yes, you read that right! Technique Tuesday is NOW Technique of the WEEK! Due to some changes at My Creative Clubhouse, the technique will be offered Monday through Friday! I will have one table set up to accommodate the technique of the week.

Basically, due to the fact that I still need to help out at our family business, Auto Pro, the Tuesday hours of My Creative Clubhouse have changed to 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. The technique class will be held Tuesday evenings 6 pm - 8 pm, BUT you may also come in throughout the week WHEN THERE ARE NOT OTHER CLASSES being held to receive instruction for the technique of the week! You will still need to Pre-Register & Pre-Pay just like always.
So, are you ready to see what the technique is for the week of Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th? The technique is "GHOSTING", and here is the project we will make:

I hope you are looking forward to learning this technique as much as I am to teach it! I really had fun making this card and know you will too, so hurry and reserve your spot! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2009 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Coming Soon!

UPS Warning About the NEW CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Book!!!

I just had to share this... LOL

This time of the year has come around once again. Close To My Heart is releasing the New Idea Book and Catalog. Please be extremely cautious of Close To My Heart Consultants (CTMHCs) for the next two weeks.

How to Deliver the New Idea Book and Catalog:

1. Be sure you have fixed your squeaky brakes - if not, park your truck two blocks away so the CTMHC can not hear you coming.

2. Put in your earplugs and secure your safety glasses.

3. If you see children looking out the window, put your finger up to your lips and say "SHHHH".. They are on a "lookout" for you and are being paid to "alert" their mothers (CTMHCs) when they see you coming to the door.

4. Approach the front door and very quietly, set the package down in front of the door (Make sure you place it in FRONT so when she opens the door, the box will be in the way and give you a little more time to escape).

5. Back up as far as you can and reach for the doorbell, (BE READY TO RUN !!!). Ring the doorbell and make a mad dash back to your truck and drive away....DO NOT LOOK BACK !!!

The UPS corporation is informing you of this because in the past years, CTMHCs have been known to scream at the top of their lungs with excitement and try to tackle you with hugs for delivering their catalogs. After you have been smothered with appreciation for getting them their catalogs on time, watch out for flying packaging material as they will open up the box before you have had a chance to leave, or they have gone inside.

They have also been known to drive up next to you at a stop light in their mini vans and SUVs and ask if you have a package for them. Turn up your radio and pretend you cannot hear them. Do not let them approach your delivery truck at an intersection. CTMHCs have been know to stop traffic and throw all your packages off the trucks until they find their new Idea Book and catalog.

Best of luck to you with this mission, and remember: Let's Be Safe Out There!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this little story, I know I did! And being one of those CTMHCs I have to agree with the excitement that is explained above!

So, keep your eyes open for my Idea Book Revealing Party coming soon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Want to be among the FIRST?

Are you interested in being among the VERY FIRST people to try Studio J? Are you asking "What is Studio J?" Then see my post below or click on "Studio J" above!

If YOU are interested in being among some of the VERY FIRST people to have access to Studio J, there is NO better time than NOW to join my Close To My Heart team! That's right, as a CTMH Independent Consultant, you will have access to the phenomenal Studio J software BEFORE it is released to the public! Not to mention all of the wonderful things offered by Close To My Heart (at a discount off of retail, mind you)!

Need to know how to join my team? Call me at 414-640-0412 for more details, or feel free to join my team through my website. Just read through the Your Opportunity page, and click on the "click here" at the very bottom of the page to join!!

Hope to have you as part of my "Creative Clubbers" team!

Scrapbooking 101!

CLASSIC Scrapbooking, STUDIO Scrapbooking, Embellished STUDIO Scrapbooking........Do YOU know what this means? Of course you don't, so let ME explain!!
I just returned from Long Beach, California after attending the 2009 Close To My Heart Leadership Conference, and boy do I have exciting things to share with all of you!!
Jeanette Lynton, Founder and CEO of Close To My Heart, and her terrific corporate team did nothing less than blow our socks off!!! I am so blessed to be a part of a company that is so innovative in all that they do! One of the many things there shared with us is Studio J. Read on to learn more!
You are all familiar with CLASSIC is your scrapbooking done with papers, embellishments, adhesives, etc and one of my favorite!
STUDIO scrapbooking.....WOW, where can I begin? Well, let me begin by having you click HERE to visit Studio J for yourself to get a teaser of what it is about!
Are you back to learn more? Well, first of all, Studio J is FREE online design software! That's right! It's FREE, no downloads!! You can visit Studio J and USE Studio J (to be released early 2010) WITHOUT paying for it BEFORE you try it!!
Not only that, it is designed with Close To My Heart prioprietary papers, colors, etc. Unlike our competitors, we did NOT slap our label on someone else's software! That's right, Studio J has been designed specifially FOR Close To My Heart, WITH Close To My Heart, FOR those who LOVE Close To My Heart!! I guarantee it is like nothing else you have ever seen or tried!
Embellished STUDIO Scrapbooking...print your STUDIO designs without embellishments and add your CLASSIC touches to your layouts!
The possibilities are endless! I hope you will visit me often to watch for updates on this NEW, not yet released, innovative Studio J Online Design Software! I look forward to sharing more with you as it becomes available. So, if you haven't, visit Studio J NOW to see what all the hype is about!


for you!

This August 3–17, place a minimum order of $100 and you not only get the
August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® It’s Your Day stamp set, for FREE, but
we’ll throw in a My Refl ections® Level 2 paper packet as well (a total retail
value of $35.90)! How about even more thanks? We’ll also cover the tax
and shipping/handling on the free products! Act fast, time is already
running out. This Thanks-a-bration only lasts until August 17!

See a full color brochure NOW .

You may contact me, Tammy Pinchard, your Independent Close To My Heart Consultant, or visit my website here. I am available to reach at 414-640-0412 at just about any time!

Stay tuned for MORE fabulous offerings from Close To My Heart! I am freshly returned from Leadership Convention in Long Beach, CA and EXTREMELY excited about what is up and coming! Be sure to stop back for more information.

Also, interested in seeing a TON of artwork for the August Stamp of the Month BEFORE you earn it for FREE? Be sure to check out this post: August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where you can follow the blogs of 64 different talented CTMH Consultants and see how they have used the August Stamp of the Month to create wonderful artwork of all kinds! Enjoy!