Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We got a tour of a sample apartment when we visited him last month. Boy, talk about fancy! Not what I remember as college living! Wouldn't you know I forgot the camera!
I am so not looking forward to the 8+ hours of driving in one day, but we will be really happy to have David back home for a week. Then it's back to A2 for a summer job and summer classes!
Wish us luck with the big day!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here’s some great news! The Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit, created exclusively to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, is available NOW for you to purchase at retail or earn FREE with a qualifying purchase. In addition, hostesses who have qualifying Home Gathering with sales totals of $400 or more will receive the Tickled Pink kit for FREE, and new Consultants who enroll in May will receive a FREE Tickled Pink kit as part of their New Consultant Kit.
Artwork Contests on Special Website
And it gets even better! As another fun way to celebrate this special month, Close to My Heart has set up the Scrapbook and Share blog site to showcase some great artwork, that you can visit to share your artwork and win Close To My Heart products. To participate in the Scrapbook and Share contest, simply send a JPEG image of a two-page layout that highlights you in some way to firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with your submission, you’ll want to share why the layout highlights you. At the end of May, finalists will be selected from all of the entries, and you will be able to vote for your favorites. The winners in each category will receive $150 US retail in Close To My Heart products.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Please give me a shout if you want to jump on board to reserve your hostess date for one of our fun workshops.
Also, I have set my class schedule through September 12th. You can get a lot of great information in the calendar section of my website, lovetostamp.myctmh.com
Here is a short synopsis of the exciting workshops I'll be teaching in the next few months:
May 2nd: National Scrapbooking Day Crop from to Come & Celebrate with a full day of scrapbooking (and cardmaking). You’ll also enjoy a peek at the new Summer 2009 Idea Book. There will be a make and take featuring new paper and stamps. Cost is $25 with lunch and dinner provided. Optional: Unforgettable Workshop---see next event. Payment due by April 19th. *I have space for 2 more croppers, so contact me very soon!*
May 2nd: Unforgettable Workshop from 1-6 p.m.during the National Scrapbooking Day Crop. Choose your kit level and create 6 pages with the Unforgettable Level 2 kit and My Stickease. Basic $26, Better $48, or Best $62. Register by April 19th.
May 9th: Stop by and visit me at the
May 31st: Tickled Pink! Workshop from Mark your calendar for this
June 7th: Bella Workshop from Choose your level of kit and create 6 gorgeous pages with the brand new Bella Level 2 kit and My Stickease. Basic $27, Better $49, or Best $58. Register by May 16th.
June 28th: Animal Cookies Workshop from Choose your level of kit and create 6 adorable pages with another brand new set, Animal Cookies. Basic $27, Better $49, or Best $61. Register by June 7th.
July 12th: BBQ Bonanza of Recipes Workshop Choose your level of kit to share your favorite BBQ or camping recipes. We’ll use the 6x6 display album to store all these delicious recipes. Basic $15, Better $30, or Best $55. Register by June 28th.
July 19th: Moon Doggie Workshop from Choose your level of kit and create 6 beautiful pages with Moon Doggie Level 2 kit and My Stickease. Basic $26, Better $48, or Best $53. Register by June 28th.
August 2nd: Come create a Cool Cube with us. We’ll use the My Creations Cube to make a stunning gift or a sweet desk conversation piece! This workshop runs from and the cost is $15. Register by July 19th.
August 23rd: Tinkerin’ Workshop from Choose your level of kit and create 6 fun pages with Tinkerin’ Level 2 kit and My Stickease. Basic $28, Better $50, or Best $65. Register by July 19th.
September 12th: Back Country Workshop from Choose your level of kit and create 6 outdoorsy pages with Back Country Level 2 kit and My Stickease. Basic $26, Better $48, or Best $53. Register by August 23rd.
September 12th: National Stamping Day Crop from to Join us to celebrate with a day filled with stamping, scrapbooking, and cardmaking. Today will also be a great opportunity to see what new items Close to My Heart has to offer with the launch of the brand new Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book. There will be the optional Back Country Workshop as well as a free make & take. Be sure to register by August 23rd to reserve your space.
Friday, April 24, 2009
How cool is that!
We had such a wonderful evening that beautiful summer night. Watching the kids was such a joy to Wayne & I.
Also, don't forget to think about entering your own layout artwork to the Scrapbook and Share Contest!
Let me know if I can help you purchase or earn the terrific Tickled Pink! kit for free. I made up my kit with two great layouts and was so pleased. I also made some cards from the scraps too. The D-size stamp set that comes with it also makes some cute random stamped paper too.
I have a free workshop scheduled for Sunday, May 31st from 1-6 p.m. for anyone who earns or purchases the Tickled Pink! kit.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Well, I can only begin to tell you how proud I was of them on Earth Day yesterday. They each dressed for school in green to spotlight the day and start some conversations. How cute is that?
The best part came when, after school, the 15 year old says, "I am going for a walk to pick up trash" AND the 14 year old says, "Can I come with you?" AND the 15 year old replies, "I guess." Talk about a doubly good happening with trash being picked up and some sister time too!
Our girls remembered how we would celebrate Earth Day and/or the arrival of Spring by going for a walk in the neighborhood to collect the trash that accumulated over Winter. It's been at least 3 years since we did that as a family adventure, but they did it on their own.
Now for the funny part: what a sight we saw when the 15 year old returned home a couple minutes after her sister (they each took one side of the road as their responsibility)! She was looking very tired and a bit dirty carrying three bags of trash AND dragging a ragged, blown out tire. I so wish I had taken that picture!
However, I did capture them with their "treasures."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The cooking show I hosted was a lot of fun and the food was so yummy!