Monday, February 28, 2011

March 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop...

Welcome to the March 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring Sensational Season, D1454, a set of 10 absolutelty adorable stamps. If you have come here from Jill Lucas' Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This is the adorable stamp set we have to work with for the month of March! Who can resist?

This month we have almost 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I am hooked on this "faux wood" look, and have created yet another card using it! I thought it would be so cute to have the bunnies in front of a fence, and WHAT better way to make a fence than by using faux wood?
I also created these adorable pages for my March Scrap Class!

Both Pages

Close Up of Memorabilia Envelope

Memorabilia Envelope Opened
For a detailed list of products, view below.  However, if you would like to hop on, head on over to  Wendy Fording's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant for more information on how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Products Used on Card:
D1454- Sensational Season My Acrylix Stamp Set
X1410- Colonial White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
1388- Colonial White CS
1301- Bamboo CS
X7136B- Mayberry Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2211- Exclusive Inks Chocolate Re-Inker
Z2111- Exclusive Inks Chocolate Stamp Pad
Z2169- Exclusive Inks Vanilla Cream Stamp Pad (Pigment Based)
Z2194- Exclusive Inks Sky Stamp Pad
Z2137- Exclusive Inks Olive Stamp Pad
Z308- Liquid Applique
Z134- Prisma Glitter
Z697- Sponge (for inking)
1514- Tombow Mono Adhesive
Colonial White Twill Ribbon
Memento Stamp Pad- Rich Cocoa
Various Copic Markers

Products Used on Pages:
D1454- Sensational Season My Acrylix Stamp Set
X5646- Vanilla Cream CS
1244- Garden Green CS
X5763- Smoothie CS
X5761- Sky CS
1276- Ponderosa Pine CS
Z2194- Exclusive Inks Sky Stamp Pad
Z2162- Exclusive Inks Honey Stamp Pad
Z2137- Exclusive Inks Olive Stamp Pad
Memento Stamp Pad- Rich Cocoa
Z1392- 2" Scallop Circle Punch
Z1311- 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Z1366- Brad Assortments-Metal
Z1387- Designer Buttons- Wooden
Z1096- Embroidery Floss- Neutral Assortment (Chocolate)
Cricut Cartridges- Easter 2010 & Alphalicious
3-D Pop Dots

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mini Diaper Cakes & MORE!

As some of you already know, my baby sister delivered twin girls at 26 weeks gestation.  I am happy to say that they are two weeks old today, and doing incredibly well!  Unfortunately, they actually came before we had a chance to have her baby shower!

Since I enjoy so many different creative things, I am sharing some items with you that have been created here at My Creative Clubhouse...besides the cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft things you are use to seeing.  I made these cute mini diaper cakes for my sister's shower to use as centerpieces on the tables.

Here are all 8
I REALLY like these two. I made on blonde and one brunette since the girls have different colored hair. We know London's hair is a very blonde blonde (if that makes sense), and Dakota's hair is a little darker.

When I made the cakes, I made some with preemie diapers, some with newborn, so I also made little heart tags to attach so that my sister knows which cakes are what sizes.

These are 2 of my favorites!
And, of course, we just couldn't leave my nephew Diesel out of all of the excitement. He is SO PROUD to be a big brother, that his Auntie Tammy just HAD to make him his own t-shirt to parade around in! So, here is the front of the shirt. I'm not happy with how transparent the babies are on this darker shirt, so I know in the future to use a thicker material, or a lighter shirt. BUT Diesel loves blue, so blue it is!

Front of shirt
 This is a closer look at the front of the shirt.
Closer Up
 And then I personalized the back for him also! I sure hope he likes it as much as I do...
Back of Shirt
Always having fun, always creating!  I LOVE my "job"!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

BIG NEWS! Extending Hours at My Creative Clubhouse...

I am VERY excited to announce that beginning the week of March 21, 2011, I will be extending my hours at My Creative Clubhouse!!

That's right, MORE of what you have been asking for!  Beginning Tuesday, March 22nd, the hours at My Creative Clubhouse will be extended from the current hours of 5:30 pm - 9 pm, and I will begin opening at 10 am!  Yep, even MORE opportunity for you to "hang out" at "A Place to Create & Connect"!

So, beginning Monday, March 21st, the hours at My Creative Clubhouse will be as follows:

M, W, F  10 am - 6 pm
Tu & Th 10 am - 9 pm
Sat 10 am - 3 pm (Winter Hours, November thru May)
Sat 8 am - 3 pm (Farmer's Market Hours, June thru October)

I hope that all of you are as excited as I am about this change, and I hope that you will be sure to take advantage of the additional hours I will be open! I look forward to seeing more of all of you.

Stay warm & healthy, Spring is just around the corner!

March Scrap Class/Kit For Sale

MARCH scrap class is all created!  Below you will find the two page 12" x 12" layout designed for the March 2011 scrap class here at My Creative Clubhouse!  This class will be held Thursday, March 17th.  You may choose from two class times :  11am - 1 pm OR 6 pm - 8 pm.  The cost of this class is $15.00 per layout.  You will need to pre-register, pre-pay.  If you are not able to attend class, you may also purchase the pre-cut, pre-stamped pieces to assemble on your own.

A third option I offer is that you may purchase a completely assembled kit (minus your pictures and journaling) for $20.00 per kit.  Please allow me a few business days to assemble your kit for you.
Learn to create these paper flowers using the Close To My Heart 2" Scallop Punch, and the leaves with the Close To My Heart 1 1/4" Circle Punch!

Close up of the Memorabilia Envelope on this layout

Open Memorabilia Envelope
I hope to see you there!  This is such a fun layout to make, I am really looking forward to sharing it with all of you.  Please contact me with any questions. Phone (262) 338-CLUB (2582),

Quilling Class FUN!

Here at My Creative Clubhouse, we held our very first Quilling Class on Thursday, February 17th.  What a GREAT group of ladies we had, and I was so excited to get to play "STUDENT"!  It has been quite some time since I have played the student roll, and it was so nice. I got to enjoy everyone on a different level, wow, how rewarding that was!
Jean Templer, Chris Tetzlaff, Candy Schopp (teacher), Sheryl Pajewski, Barb Laubenstein & ME!

My hands at work, learning this wonderful craft!

Candy using the fringer (which we will learn at a future class)

Chris Tetzlaff, hard at work!

You, too, can still join in on the fun! Our next class will be held Thursday, March 24th.  You may choose between two different class times, either 11a-1p or 6p-8p.  This class is held once a month, and as our skills progress, we will be introducing the fringing tool, quilled paper flowers, and SO MUCH MORE! 

You will need to Pre-Pay, Pre-Register for the class which is $10.00.  You will also need to Pre-Pay for a class kit, which is $29.95 +tx.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me, Tammy Pinchard.  The phone number at My Creative Clubhouse is (262) 338-CLUB (2582).  Email:  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Wow, Close To My Heart never ceases to amaze me! They have added MORE discounted items!  Be sure to stop by and see what savings YOU can find!

The deep discounts can be found HERE!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

25% OFF Select Products

FYI...The NEW Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book has launched! What does this mean for YOU? This means that My Creative Clubhouse has products at 25% off from previous Idea Books! Stop in soon to browse the on hand products AND SAVE...products are while supplies last, and do NOT include brand new product! Hurry in while there is still an excellent selection!

This is a sale you WON'T want to miss....

My Creative Clubhouse hours:

M, W, F  10 am - 6 pm
Tu  5:30 pm - 9 pm
Th  10 am - 9 pm
Sat  10 am - 3 pm Winter
Sat 8 am - 3 pm during Farmer's Market

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Have YOU heard? Beginning Quilling classes start soon!

I am SUPER excited to announce that beginning Thursday, February 17th, the LONG AWAITED beginner Quilling classes will start!  That's right, those of you who frequent My Creative Clubhouse know that this has been in the works for some time now!

Do YOU want to be able to create GORGEOUS cards, pages, mats for photos and so much more?  Want to create things that look like THIS?

We will begin by learning the BASICS of twirling, curling, swooping, and shaping our way through the soon being able to put the basics of quilling together to make outstanding creations!

You will need to purchase a starter kit with me prior to classes beginning.  The Beginner Kit comes with everything you will need to learn the art of quilling! It includes all the essentials such as a circle sizer ruler, slotted tool, needle tool, fine-tip tweezers, 1/8" quilling paper and instructions. Everything is stored in a handy double-sided storage box.  This complete kit is $31.63 with sales tax included. 

I need to receive payment for your kit no later than Friday, February 11th.  Each class will cost $10.00. Classes will be held monthly. Below is the class schedule, all classes will be held 11 am - 1 pm OR 6 pm to 8 pm.  Class time will include instruction & time to work on what you have learned!

FIRST CLASS:  Thursday, February 17th
Thursday, March 24th
Thursday, April 28th
Thursday, May 26th
Thursday, June 23rd
Thursday, July 28th
Thursday, August 25th

More dates to be posted at a later date!  Be sure to save your space.  We currently have 5 seats filled for the daytime class, and no seats filled for the evening.  I look forward to filling more spaces soon!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  My Creative Clubhouse, (262) 338-2582, or email OR . Can't wait to create with you all!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Scrap Class/Kit, "Bee Mine"

Wow, I can't believe it is February already...I have been very busy trying to get things really rocking at My Creative Clubhouse, having a baby shower for my oldest step daughter, and now welcoming our beautiful granddaughter, Isabella Marie!  Isabella is actually the focus of the February pages. I hope you all enjoy them!
"Bee Mine" 2 Page 12" x 12" Layout

Left Page

Right Page
This class will be held Thursday, February 10th, 11 am - 1 pm OR 6 pm - 8 pm.  If you would like to bring your pictures along to add to your pages during class, you will need (1) 4 1/2" circle (this can be cut during class), (2) 3" x 5", and (2) 3" x 4".  I did need to cut one of my pictures smaller, so your pages will not include the black swirl.

Not able to attend class?  You can purchase this kit to assemble on your own for the same price as taking the class, $15.00 per kit.  Not interested in putting these pages together yourself? I can complete the pages for you for $20.00 per kit. All you will need to do is add your pictures and your journaling.

Pre-Registration, Pre-Payment is required to reserve your space/kit.  Again, $15.00 per kit if you are attending class or wish to assemble on your own but cannot make it to class.  $20.00 if you would like a completed kit! 

Hope you all enjoy these pages as much as I do!