Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scrapbook BUNCO is a BIG Success!

My FIRST Scrapbook Bunco

Well, my very first Scrapbook Bunco was last night and it was a BIG success!  Everyone had a really good time - lots of laughing, giggling, yelling 
and also some screaming.  

Dinner started at 6:30 pm and the dice were rolling at 7:15 pm.  I didn't play so I was able to go from table to table, helping those who had never played before.  I had a blast even without actually playing!!

We played one round, then stopped for dessert, then played one more round.  It was such a hit that I am planning another one in a few months.  If you missed this one, you don't want to miss the next one.

My next Scrapbook Bunco is tentatively set for 
Friday, November 30th @ 6:30 pm
Dinner and dessert will be served
The fee is $15
The prizes are the same:

$60.00* - The person with the most Buncos
$35.00* - The person with the most Wins
$25.00* - The person who end up with the "fuzzy dice"
$15.00* - The 50/50: same number of wins and losses**
$10.00* - The person with the most losses
$5.00* - The "At least I won something" prize***

There will also be a "cash & carry" bargain table with lots of great scrapbooking items for you to take with you that night.

Watch for an email in October!

Patti Ehrhardt
Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant
Phone: 817-528-9902

* Total winnings, before tax and shipping.  Winners pay tax and shipping on Bunco night

** 50/50: If no one has an equal amount of wins and losses, this money will be divided among all other winners

*** The "At least I won something" prize will be picked from all non-winners who put their names in a drawing

Saturday, August 11, 2012

National Stamping Month

Celebrate National Stamping Month
August 15 - September 30, 2012

Get a "My Acrylix" double stamp set for just 5 bucks with your qualifying purchase!

Life is made up of simple, everyday moments worth preserving - by the day, by the week, by the month.  National Stamp Month is September and to celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering a new double stamp set!  You can get the exclusive My Acrylix "It's Your Day" double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of just $35 in full retail products from August 15th through September 30th.  You will just LOVE this double set - two D-size stamp sets in one envelope, 48 images - with trendy images that capture the flavor of your day-to-day activities, errands, and musings.  The little things that make up who you are, who your family is, and things worth remembering and sharing!  

With a retail value of $35.90, this stamp set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase.  Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamp Month with our new "It's Your Day" double stamp set!

Offer available August 15 - September 30, 2012
Tax and shipping/handling charges apply
Limit one promotional item per qualifying purchase

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I just love the way my cards and scrapbook pages look with stitching.  It really does something for the project, makes it stand out.  But I don't like sewing!  I hate getting my needles out and taking on that time consuming task of stitching around my layout or even a small card.  So when I saw this "Faux" stitching on someone's project, I jumped at trying it!  I wish I could remember where I saw it but here is a card I made using this "Faux" stitching technique.

Below you can see a close up of this technique.  All you do is emboss a line around your item, your page or your card, then sand the raised ridge.  Then all you do is pierce evenly around the raised, sanded line.  It looks just like you stitched it!!  Try it!  It gives the same look at a fraction of the time. 

Make This Beautiful Picture Frame!

My Creations Bracket Frame

Using the new "La Belle Vie" paper pack and Stickease Assortment, this frame was fast and simple to make

With just a few extra embellishments, this frame was done in just 30 minutes.   Want to make one for yourself?  The frame is one of our fabulous new items, the My Creations Bracket Frame.  I used La Belle Vie paper pack, La Belle Vie Stickease Assortment I embellished with Bohemian Assortment, Sparkles Black Flourishes, Durables Square Studs, and a few Sparkles Clear Assortments The bracket was cut using our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge so how much easier can it get?? 

New help making this frame or ordering the products?  
Contact me and I will be happy to help!

Or switch it up!  How about a Family Tree Frame?  I loved making this frame for myself

Avonlea paper pack, burlap ribbon, Dark Chocolate Stripe Ribbon and few little extras made this frame another EZ project!