Share the Love

Thursday, February 18, 2016

When is a stamp set not just a stamp set? When it's also a fabulous way to help a child born with a life-altering condition.

During the month of February, when you purchase Close to My Heart's Share the Love stamp set for $17.95, you'll not only receive an adorable stamp set, but you'll also be helping Operation Smile repair cleft lips and palettes for children all over the world!
For every Share the Love stamp set sold, CTMH will donate $7 to Operation Smile! So share the love today and help make a child smile!

Fabulously Artsy Urban Scrapbook Workshop

Friday, February 5, 2016

I can't get enough of the industrial salvage look! From home decor to commercial spaces, designers are including distressed metals, crackled paint and weathered wood. It almost seem you can't turn on an HGTV decorating show without seeing a home using reclaimed wood or salvaged fixtures.

My Urban Scrapbook Workshop is loaded with worn finishes and heavy metal industrial style. If you want to showcase your big city vacation photos or use these pages to scrapbook the hard-playing, adventure-seeking men and women in your life, Urban is the perfect fit!
If you feel you're too busy to scrapbook, or find the prospect of choosing papers and products to complement your photos is overwhelming, my Fabulously Artsy workshops are made just for you! 

Create eight 12"x12" pages (4 double page layouts) using Close to My Heart's Urban paper pack plus additional supplies. You'll save time with these pre-designed layouts that you can customize yourself. 

Anyone who scrapbooks knows the amount of time it can take to decide on a layout, then wonder which papers look best, and where to place them. You'll also save money because the cutting guides are designed to maximize your paper without waste, so you can cut with confidence, knowing exactly where each piece will fit into the big picture. Plus you'll be able to save a generous amount of leftovers for additional projects after you are done!
Have you ever felt "embellishment challenged?" Choosing which embellishments to use, and where to place them can be another major time waster when scrapbooking. The Fabulously Artsy Urban Workshop uses cardstock and clear stickers, printed chipboard die-cuts, thick twine, silver foil tape and metal triangle studs. My detailed instructions include full color close-ups for you to embellish with confidence. With a generous amount of product in the workshop supplies, you'll also be able to switch out words and images to create a customized accent that is just perfect for your own layout!
When you purchase a Fabulously Artsy Workshop, you get my exclusive guide that will walk you through every step of your workshop. My background in publishing and graphic design means that you'll receive professional looking, easy to follow instructions with photos and images to help you create your layouts with  ease. I have been creating these type of instructions for my in-home classes, for hundreds of students for over a decade, so now you can attend a Fabulously Artsy workshop in the comfort of your home!

So, how can you get your hands on the Fabulously Artsy Urban Workshop? You can visit my Fabulously Artsy shopping website to find out more about the Urban workshop and other workshops available for purchase, or you can keep reading for more details.

1. Get it for FREE! Just purchase $10 or more in Close to My Heart products from my CTMH website, and I'll send you the workshop guide absolutely free! Purchase products for the workshop (listed here), or any products you like! You'll receive the PDF guide by email, ready to download, print, or view on your tablet, phone or computer.

2. Purchase the guide. If you already have the products, or you have a CTMH consultant you shop with, you may purchase the guide alone for just $9.99. This includes all instructions in PDF format, emailed to you.

3. Join my team! Become a Close to My Heart consultant and join my team to receive this and all other Fabulously Artsy workshops. You'll be able to use my designs to host your own workshops, earning money doing what you love! Read more about becoming a consultant, or contact me for details.

Are you a Close to My Heart consultant? Host your own workshop by purchasing my Consultant Workshop kit. You'll receive the workshop guide plus the consultant guide with supply lists, pricing guides, helpful tips, promotional images and more! You'll also receive the consultant agreement that allows you to hold your own workshop in person or offer the workshop to your long-distance customers by email and online. 

Visit my Fabulously Artsy shop to get your Urban Scrapbook workshop, and leave me a comment below to let me know which CTMH paper pack you'd like to see as my next Fabulously Artsy Workshop!