Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nevermore 7 Project Class - Friday, 11th September 7-9PM

Come join me on Friday, 11th September and make these 7 adorable Nevermore projects featuring the September SOTM!  

This class has 6 standard cards (4.25x5.5") and one beautiful gift bag (5"hx3.5"w) perfect for any small gift!  All projects will be cut and individually bagged just waiting for you to stamp and assemble.  All inks and tools are provided you just bring your favorite adhesives!


When:  Friday, 11th September 7-9PM
Where:  Paige's House in Snoqualmie 
Cost:  $15 
Bring:  Adhesive for card making and pop dots.  
RSVP:  to Paige@Stampologist.com

Class Description:
Each person will receive a kit that contains each of the 7 projects individually bagged up and ready to assemble.  There is no cutting required!  Simply stamp and assemble for a night full of crafty fun!  
If you can't make the local class, you can pick up your pre-paid kit at your convenience or I can ship pre-cut kits long distance for $6.  

Explore Users and CTMH Consultants:  You can purchase the 7 project Nevermore DS Cut file from me for $5 (Uses Artiste Cartridge). I accept payment through PayPal - just contact me at Paige@Stampologist.com for payment instructions.  

Here are close ups of this lovely sparkly set!








Optional:  I'm hosting the Zoe 10 page layout class that night as well so double the fun and add an extra class!  Click HERE to see what you'll need to purchase for this class! 
This is also a great time to do the Zoe 7 Card Class if you missed that one in August during Summer Vacation!



September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Paper Garden

Welcome to the September SOTM Blog Hop featuring our beautiful Paper Garden stamp set!  If you've come here from Michele's Blog you are on the right track! 

I've been having fun creating with the delicate flowery image stamps in Paper Garden and using our brand new Nevermore paper!  I wouldn't have thought that Halloween paper would go so well with these images but I've created 7 projects with it that showcase the prettier side of Nevermore! 
Today is such a special day because it launches TWO new Idea Books - our Annual Inspirations and a brand new Holiday Expressions went live this morning!  To start purchasing your goodies from these wonderful new books, get your Nevermore paper pack and your September SOTM for just $5, visit my shopping site at:


Now hop on over to Lela's Blog and see what she has created to share with us today!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Paige

Brand New Annual Inspirations AND Holiday Expressions Books Launch TODAY!

Are you ready for AWESOME? The brand spanking new Annual Inspirations Idea Book is LIVE today!  This book is full of wonderful new general themed paper packs, stamps, new tools, organizational items and sweet accessories! Click HERE to see the book!
You may have noticed I said general themed - that's because CTMH is once more shaking things up and giving us a Holiday Expression BONUS book that covers the fall and winter holidays! This one is full of holiday themed papers, stamps, accessories PLUS the Stamp of the Month! Click HERE to see the book!
So many wonderful things to see!  If you are like me and you want it all but your bank account is wagging it's finger at your budget line, then you'll be super happy with a new program I'm starting with this Idea Book!

Each month I'll be focusing on ONE or TWO paper lines and the accessory products that go with that particular set.  That means each month I'll be putting together a card class, a layout class and sometimes bonus project classes using that particular set of papers and accessories.  I'll even tell you in advance what papers I'm using to help you budget which months you want to go crazy!

Would you like to make your bank account even happier?  Join my Monthly Rewards Club!  It's a 5 month / $30 min each month program and YOU get to be a hostess during one of the months and get $25 in REWARDS!  For more information Click HERE!

Paper Pack Schedule:
• September: Zoe & Nevermore
See Zoe 10 page Kit HERE

See Zoe 7 Card Kit HERE

Nevermore 6 Card / Gift Bag Class HERE
(Coming 9/1 at 6PM)

• October: Sangria
• November: Urban & White Pines
• December: White Pines & Kaleidoscope
• January: La Vie En Rose
• February: Seasonal Expressions 1 Paper Collection
• March: Seasonal Expressions 1 Paper Collection
• April: Seasonal Expressions 1 Paper Collection
• May: Georgie and National Scrapbooking Month
• June: Seasonal Expressions 2 Paper Collection
• July: Seasonal Expressions 2 Paper Collection
• August: Seasonal Expressions 2 Paper Collection

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monthly Rewards Club!

Join my Monthly Rewards Club!  Receive FREE Products and Perks!

Thank you for your interest in my Monthly Rewards Club!  Each member of the Rewards Club commits for a 5 month period to make a minimum purchase of $30 in any product (plus tax/shipping) each month and during one month of club gets FREE product rewards!  You can be long distance or local as items will be shipped to your house!  You can join alone or with a group of friends! 

Perks:
-        Each person will be Hostess once during each club session!
-        You will get a minimum of $25 in free products!
-        When sales hit $250 or more, you get a half off item AND $40 in rewards!

Commitment:
-        5 months with 5 people
-        $30 purchase each month (plus tax/shipping – generally $4.95)

Extras!
-        Each month you’ll receive for FREE the layout instructions and Cricut Explore Files I’ve created to make my Layout Class!
-        Kits are announced in advance and the coordinated items will save you time and money with a complete shopping list to make it easy!
-        You’ll USE what you buy each month – no more stash to hide or store!
-        All orders are placed online and shipped directly to you for just $4.95 (up to 10lb)!
-        Not a scrapper?  No worries!  You can purchase ANY of our products and create your own artwork while STILL getting rewards!

FAQ:
Q:  What if I don’t like the kit of the month?
A:  Then pick any other product that tickles your fancy!  We have lots of cardstock, stamps, accessories, inks, tools and more to order.  You can also get any of my previous kits as long as the papers are still available!
Q:  What if I’m not a scrapper?
A:  I love making cards so you’ll get lots of inspiration from my blog throughout the month for that too!  You are welcome to get just the monthly Cricut Explore cardmaking file instead of the layout files too!
We also have a big line of home décor and even jewelry Base and Bling that you can get plus still get rewarded by being in a club!

This club is all about buying on a budget and getting FREE rewards for your consistency and loyalty!  I love Close to my Heart products, creating beautiful artwork and maximizing every crafty dollar you spend!

Join Today! 
-        You can contact me by phone at (425) 260-6965
-        E-mail me at Paige@Stampologist.com

-        PM me at  www.facebook.com/Stampologist

Monday, August 24, 2015

Artistry Octopus Card - Getting Ready for Senior Year with Heart2Heart Challenges!

This week I'm the Hostess with the Most-est over at Heart2Heart Challenges for the "Working 9-5" challenge!  It's always a blast getting a sneak preview of what the Design Team has created for the week's challenge!

I'm sharing a fun octopus card I made for my son who is starting his senior year or high school in less that two weeks!  He is looking at studying Marine Biology when he goes to college so I immediately thought of the ADORABLE octopus on our new CTMH Artistry cartridge!


Once I got him on the paper I just had to give him some school appropriate things to hold - can you believe how tiny I was able to get the letter on the notebook? The tiny smart phone totally cracks me up too!  All his little accessories with the exception of the notebook (Artbooking I think) come from our new Artistry cartridge.  If you don't have this one yet you NEED to get it - it is just too cool!  I can't wait to give this to him right before school starts!

Stay crafty my friends and make something beautiful today!

Paige

Friday, August 14, 2015

Zoe 10 Page Scrap Class - Friday, 11th September - Long Distance Explore and Consultant Files available!



When:  Friday, 11th September 7-9:30PM
Cost:  FREE with materials purchase 
Where:  Paige's House in Snoqualmie, WA
Please purchase your materials by August 31 to ensure your order arrives in time for class!
Questions?  Send me a note at Paige@Stampologist.com

Materials to purchase for class - click these links to purchase:

All inks and tools will be provided during local class for stamping and assembly.  Bring your own adhesives, foam tape and basic tool kit with scissors.

Come join me for a fabulous and fun Zoe 10 Layout class!  This will be one of the easiest 10 layout classes we've ever done - you cut 6 sheets of patterned paper while my Cricut Explore does the bulk of the work cutting 11 sheets of cardstock to complete your layouts.  Simply stack your layout numbered pieces on the 12x12 bases and assemble!

The class is FREE with materials purchase! 
CTMH consultants can purchase class guides with Explore DS cutting files for just $10!  Contact me at Paige@Stampologist.com for PayPal payment - word file and cutting file sent upon payment.






For Long Distance customers who own an Explore and the CTMH Artistry cartridge and for CTMH Consultants doing classes, this is how EASY it is to follow the instructions for this layout class!  Each of the patterned papers will have a full cutting diagram noting direction of papers if necessary as well as first cut and second cuts if necessary.  You'll get access to a Design Space file which has each of the 11 sheets of cardstock  - simply load each piece as indicated and as the Explore finishes the cuts, follow the numbered sheets to separate each cut into its layout group!  Easy as can be!  Simple instructions for assembly are also included in your word file.








Monday, August 10, 2015

Ticket to Ride - Heart 2 Heart Challenges

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges is called "Ticket to Ride". When I started thinking about this challenge I focused on a big drive we have coming up - taking my daughter back to college. After an incredibly fun and enjoyable summer home the time has come for me to take my girl back to school (giant Mommy tears being wiped off my keyboard). 
With the exception of the curvy arrow and the school house, all other pieces were cut from our new Artistry cartridge!  The font on this cartridge is just AWESOME for cutting tiny little letters into things - some of the letters in the word Sophomore are an eighth of an inch!
This card is kind of a map from our house to Pullman going through the Cascade Mountains and driving the curvy roads in the palouse. I'll give it to her just before as I say goodbye at the dorms so we can tell her one more time how proud we are of the amazing young woman she is and that we are looking forward to a fabulous Sophomore year for her at Washing State!  Go Cougs!

I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and create your own interpretation of "Ticket to Ride"!

Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Products Used in this Card:
Wanderful Paper Pack (Blue mountains)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Zoe 7 Card Class - Thursday, 7th August

Come join me and make 7 beautiful shimmery cards with our new Zoe paper pack and our Framed August Stamp of the Month!

When:  Thursday, 20th August 7-9PM
Where:  Paige's House in Snoqualmie 
Cost:  $15 
Bring:  Adhesive for card making and pop dots.  If you have a .5 Journaling Pen bring it too!
RSVP:  to Paige@Stampologist.com

Class Description:
Each person will receive a kit that contains each of the 7 cards individually bagged up and ready to assemble.  There is no cutting required!  Simply stamp and assemble for a night full of crafty fun!  

If you can't make the local class, you can pick up your pre-paid kit at your convenience or I can ship pre-cut and pre-stamped kits long distance for $6 USPS Flat Rate.  

Explore Users and CTMH Consultants:  You can purchase the 7 card Zoe DS Cut file from me for $5 (Uses Artistry and Artfully Sent).  This file uses Zoe Bulk for all cards except the bonus card.  I'll send separate instructions for how to create the starburst card using a paper trimmer.  To purchase this option send a note to Paige@Stampologist.com.

Here are close ups of this lovely sparkly set!











Bonus Card!

I hope you'll be able to join me for a wonderful fun night of card making!  

Paige


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - BRAND NEW CTMH CARTRIDGE!

Welcome to the Artistry Blog Hop!  I am THRILLED to introduce you to the newest CTMH cart called Artistry which is filled to the brim with icons, banners, detailed sentiments, overlays and more! If you've come here from Melinda's Blog you are on the right track! 

Today I'm sharing something a little bit different and hopefully as funny to you all as my family found it.  My college girl had a cruddy start to her day today so when I sat down to create for this blog hop I decided to make her a card to cheer her up.  Let's face it, not every day is sunshine and roses and sometimes we need cards for those rough days too!
I've used the font from the new Artistry cartridge as well as the topping to this coffee image. I'm not sure if its because it's sparkly or because of the eyes but I just can't help laughing at this one.
The font on this new cartridge is AWESOME for making cards and layouts with negative cuts.  It is designed to have open holes in the letters so you don't have to save little bits and pieces from your mats to insert back into your letters. The font alone on the Artistry cartridge makes it a must have to me!
Remember, now with Artistry you can order the physical cartridge through me for $99 OR you can get a Digital Download code bundle for just $79!  Both bundles come with the same 3 fabulous D size stamp sets PLUS a package of our new Enchantment Palette Cardstock  - $68.35 in total of add ons!  That is like getting the digital cartridge for as low as $10.35!!!  If you mainly use CCR or DS then this is a great way to go!  You can see all the fun images on a blog post and video I made by clicking here.

Ready to order your copy?  I know you'll love it! Shop my store here:


Other CTMH products used on this card:

Now hop on over to my sweet friend Darlys Recker's Blog and see what she has created for us!


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for supporting my Close to my Heart business!  Your sweet comments and product orders are what keep me creating!

Paige

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Framed

Welcome to the August SOTM Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring the extremely useful Framed stamp set.  This set has three fab frames and 9 different sentiments. If you've come here from Jilena's blog you are on the right track.  This hop is one big circle so eventually you'll come back here but if you happen to get lost along the way the complete listing of participating CTMH Consultant bloggers is available HERE.

 
Both the beautiful frame shape and the sweet mason jar filled with flowers are on our latest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Artistry!  This wonderful cartridge is full of icons, sentiments, banners, frames and overlays - almost like an Art Philosophy 2.0! You can see the images on the cart by clicking HERE.

 If the papers look new too it's because they are!  Our Zoe paper pack will bridge August until the new Idea Book is released in September.  The cartridge and papers JUST became available to order today August 1 so you can check them out on my website:


When you purchase the new cartridge you'll also be able to get the August SOTM for just $5!  While the shapes aren't circled on the set it DOES coordinate with Artistry cuts at the following sizes:
Now hop on over to Carol's blog and see what she has created to share with us today!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Artistry - Brand New CTMH Cartridge - see the images HERE!

CTMH just unveiled their latest Cricut offering at the 2015 Convention and I was THRILLED to get my hands on it!  This cartridge is full of icons, detailed sentiment cuts, banners, shapes and more!  It's almost like an Art Philosophy 2.0 cartridge - chock full of all kinds of useful shapes, icons, banners and phrases!
Shop NOW at:

What's New with this Cartridge:
1.  The physical cartridge comes with the brand new Enchantment Palette Color cardstock (we used to do White Daisy) plus three awesome D size stamp sets for $99!
2.  You can now do a DOWNLOAD CODE bundle for just $79!  You'll get a code for the cart PLUS the Enchantment Cardstock and the same D size sets but save $20!  Ladies - the stamps and cardstock ALONE are worth $68.35 so its like you are paying $10.65 for this cartridge!
3.  The August SOTM does coordinate with the cartridge!  In my video I'll show you the sizes and the page numbers for each cut PLUS I'll post a photo in a blog post later today featuring the August SOTM with the stamp cuts.

If you are like me, the black and white images of the handbook just don't do it justice so here is a quick video I did showing the handbook page by page.  Don't worry, if you like just the black and white images you can see that too at the bottom of the post!  

If you are receiving this via e-mail you won't see the video unless you click out to the title of this post and visit my blog.  It's worth it so come visit!

Here is the link to the handbook so you can see the images and fall in love!
http://cdn.closetomyheart.com/global/oba/docs/products/1509-cricut-artistry-shape-index.pdf 

Are you as excited as I am?  YAY!  If you have any questions you can contact me at Paige@Stampologist.com.  If you'd like to set up a party ($150 level gets rewards and $250 gets a half off item) let me know as I'm happy to help get you going with that too!

Shop today at:

Thanks so much for supporting my business!  I hope you enjoyed the video!

Paige






Monday, July 27, 2015

Life is GOOD - Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Heart2Heart Challenges has a Life is Good theme challenge going on this week that I hope you'll join in!  Anyone can enter by adding their picture as a thumbnail to the challenge blog - the only requirement is to have some CTMH product in your project!  

Today I wanted to showcase the retiring colors from our Enchanted color palette in using our theme.  I pulled up Design Space and found an everday life PML card in our Artfully Sent cartridge.  I deleted the word everyday and added text in our Art Philosophy font.  I think the happy couple is from our Artbooking cartridge and the Smokey Plum circle may be from Artiste. This may be a record for the most number of cartridges used on a single card for me! 


The retiring colors used on this card are Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Olive, Barn Red and Smokey Plum.  The darker green is New England Ivy which IS staying (I meant to pull a sheet of Ponderosa Pine which is on the retiring list!).
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Check your CTMH paper pack stash and be sure to stock up on retiring cardstock that you need to finish layouts or re-inkers to keep your ink pads juicy for years to come!  Those sell out very quickly and almost always before the retirement date (August 31).  

Shop at:

Enchantment Palette Changes:

Retiring - Smokey Plum, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Ponderosa Pine, Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red

Staying - New England Ivy, Goldrush, Ruby


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Red, White and Blue - Use Your Stash Blog Hop!

Today at Use Your Stash Blog Hops we have a three color challenge - use any 3 colors plus the addition of Black and/or White to create your item. If you are coming here from Shirley's blog you are on the right track! 

The colors I chose are Smoothie, Crystal Blue and Gold with a wee dash of black and white. I wanted to make a card to use this awesome sentiment from our Operation Smile Happy Everything stamp set.

Triangles are a hot trend right now so I decided to add some glitter tape triangle confetti to give this card a bit more dash. I had to watch my fingers when trimming as our MicroTip Scissors are SHARP but I love the non-stick surface for cutting sticky items!
Now hop on over to my friend and Convention buddy Sheila's blog and see what she has created for us today from her stash!  I had so much fun hanging out with Sheila during Convention and playing at Disneyland with her my last morning there!

Shop for these products used on this project by clicking the links  www.Paige.CTMH.com

Stay crafty my friends!

Paige



Sunday, July 19, 2015

RETIRING COLORS - Grab your re-inkers and cardstock before they are gone!

Hello my crafty friends! I just returned from Convention last week and my mind and soul are filled with creativity, connection with fellow CTMH sisters and lots of business information!

One of the BIG things I want to give you a heads up on is RETIRING COLORS because we all know how fast the re-inkers and cardstock go once they are announced!

Check your paper packs to see if you'll need more CS in any of the retiring colors for future layouts and grab re-inkers to keep those pads juicy for years to come!  Don't delay as they sell out quickly - click this link to grab them before they are gone!  


Staying - New England Ivy, Goldrush, Ruby

Retiring - Smokey Plum, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Ponderosa Pine, Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red

Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Jump on It Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump on It Blog Hop!  Today we are showcasing stamps from the July Jump on It promotion including the Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets from the Annual Inspirations book as well as the Seasonal Expressions 2 book which you can get for just $5 with a $25 order.  For more information about the July Special - read the info at the bottom of this post!  If you've come here from my friend and Convention buddy Tracey's Blog you are on the right track!  This hop is one big circle so if you keep going you'll eventually come back here but if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of all participating CTMH Consultants by clicking HERE.

This project was inspired by some of the new products in the upcoming Annual Inspirations book I received during the CTMH Convention last week in Disneyland.  I'll have updates and some sneak peeks coming over the next few weeks but I just have to say I'm VERY excited for the coming year!
This card is 3.5"x6" - not a size I normally work in but I wanted to do the Zig Zag folder with embossed foil and then color with Shinhan markers so I knew I didn't want a huge area to color.
I used the Happy Hexagons stamp set for the center sentiment as well as to stamp the heart border using Gypsy ink on Gypsy Cardstock.  I added a few Gold Sequins, a knot of Glacier Thick Twine and a scattering of Black Enamel Stars and a folded rosette heart. 

Ready for the awesomeness that is the Jump on It July Promotion?  During July when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps you can get the July SOTM for FREE or you can get ANY of the Hostess Rewards stamps from Annual Inspirations or Expressions 2 for just $5!  Best part - you can do that for EACH $25 you order in stamps so if you order $50 in stamps you can get the FREE SOTM and a $5 Hostess Rewards exclusive stamp!  The selected stamps will automatically pop up when you place your qualifying stamp order.  For more information click HERE.

Ready to "JUMP ON IT" and get in on the action?  Place your order on my website at:


I had the opportunity to meet the next hopper at Convention last week so hop on over to Terrie's Blog and see what she has created for us!



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