Thursday, December 31, 2009

January Blog Hop!

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 EVERYONE!! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL year, and I look forward to sharing it with you! Now, onto what you have all been waiting for, the FIRST Stamp of the Month for 2010!

This month's SOTM is called True Friends (D1406) and it is an amazing set of 11 stamps. I hope you'll hop along with us. I cannot wait to see all of the artwork created by my incredibly talented Close to My Heart "sistahs" as we like to call ourselves!

When you're done here, the next stop is Krista Ritskes' Blog, and don't forget to keep hopping! You won't want to miss all the artwork created. So many different ideas all made with the SAME stamp set!
I have created this card, and a cute little tag for a gift box:

For the card, I used a pattern from our "How-To" cardmaking book, "Wishes". The pattern can be found on page 78 and is titled "Sentiment Secured".
To create these items I used the following products:
D1406- True Friends
X7119B- Veranda Home Level 2 Paper Packet (I'm LOVING ALL the new paper packs)
1244- Garden Gree CS
X5642- Cocoa CS
Z2114- Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2120- Garden Green Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2165- Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1206- Craft Buttons, Basic
3364- DMC Embroidery Floss
Be sure to continue hopping! I know you won't be disappointed! And don't be afraid to leave comments of the work you see! We all LOVE feedback!

Ring in the NEW YEAR!!

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I have been in a bit of a slump lately, but I am VERY MUCH looking forward to an exciting 2010!! I am working hard to get the January calendar prepared and posted, as well as get other things together.

In 2010 we will be adding a Copic Marker Club!!! Yep, I went to Eau Claire, WI for certification with these awesome markers and am looking forward to bringing classes your way. I have put a lot of time into finding the closest colors I could to the Close To My Heart color palette so that all of our artwork we create with the Close To My Heart products will be as beautiful as can be. So, be sure to watch for upcoming details. The club will start in February, but the deadline to sign up for the first class will be in January. I have to order the markers, and since they are high quality and not inexpensive, I will ONLY order for those that have paid for and reserved their spots. At February's class, you will receive the information for the March class, but it will need to be paid for in February..........

Anyway, there will be another calendar club that will begin in March or April, be watching for that information as well.

The kits of the month this Idea Book cycle are AMAZING! I am having a WONDERFUL time getting the samples together so that you may physically see how beautiful they are. I think I am in love with ALL FOUR new paper packs this go 'round!

Ohhhhh, and do I have something GREAT to share with all of you SOON! I have also been busy playing with Studio J! It is still in it's BETA form being tested by the Close To My Heart Consultants, but should be released this spring for all of our customers. You will LOVE this! I will never fully be a Studio (digital) scrapbooker because I like the feel of the products in my hands, but this sure is a great alternative to play catch up, to make a gift, to experiment with. However, if you ARE into Studio (digital) scrapbooking, you are going to LOVE this product!! NO upfront costs, NO downloading software to your computer, you pay NOTHING to try to product out, to create your ONLY pay when you ORDER your finished product! It's sooooo exciting, I cannot wait to share it with you!

So, although I have been MIA (missing in action), I am gearing up for a FANTABULOUS (yeah I know, it's not a REAL word) year in 2010.

Happy New Year to all of you. Have a safe and happy holiday. Things will be in full swing again at My Creative Clubhouse beginning Monday, January 4th. Hope to see LOTS of all of you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clubhouse Closed Today December 9th

Due to the "lovely" weather we have here in Washington County, WI, My Creative Clubhouse will be closed today. Everyone stay safe, and drive carefully if you have to be out.