Friday, September 25, 2009

November Scrapbook Retreat

Can you believe Summer is over. Maybe I say this every year but it sure did seam to go by fast.

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at my November Scrapbooking Retreat. I am holding this event with two other CTMH consultants. We are filling up fast and it is already half booked. Please email or call me soon if you are interested in joining us. Scroll down to the "Harvest a Crop of Memories" post for more info & the Hotel link.

We will at the Ramada Plaza on the corner of 28th & the Beltline. We were able to secure a larger conference room here. We now can hold up to 40 croppers. The hotel is also letting us use their extra kitchen for all of our food preparation. We'll have a walk in cooler & gas grille! Get ready for some yummy meals. I'll post a menu next week so everyone can pick a dish to pass.

Happy Scrappin'
Our Sept. Stamp of the Month is beautiful. These graceful flowers will inspire your art to a new level. Make sure to call or email me before the end of the month to take advange of special pricing or get it FREE!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Soon to be retired paper kit.

I took these pictures one day at school while helping get photos for the yearbook. This is my son Nick & his friends at lunch. They are a great group of boys.
We had each grade go outside & get together for a group photo. How fun! It's hard to see but the first picture is his whhole 6th grade class. Click on the photo for a better view.
I used our Chipboard letters for the title. I love Close To My Heart's because they are "Color Ready." They come white & you can apply what ever medium to them that you would like. These are sponged with dutch blue ink & the paper pack is Free Spirit. Order it now if you like it. It is soon to be retired.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Harvest a Crop of Memories
At Our Close to My Heart
Autumn Weekend
Scrapbooking Retreat
November 6, 7 & 8, 2009
Preserve your memories with a crop of good friends!

The long Sizzlen’ Summer days are almost gone,
And the cozy Scrapbooking season has begun.
So bring an album of your loved one,
And join our Harvest Festival of fun!

Preserve your memories with a crop of good friends.
Our CTMH rich colors will uniquely blend.
Your husband and children will mingle and mend
Because a weekends stay is what we recommend!

Time saving tips is what you’ll learn,
So come out and play; now it’s your turn!
There’s new CTMH product to earn,
Mark your calendar for February you’ll want to return.

October 10 is the magical date,
So reserve your spot and don't be late!
Send a $25 deposit to your CTMH consultant, for goodness sake
There are tons of prizes & attendee gifts at stake!

You'll be able to spread out your memories and enjoy
You'll finish so many scrapbooking pages you'll be jumping for joy!
Reserve your scrapping spot today.
We only have room for 40 to play.

Close to My Heart
Fall Scrapbooking Retreat

Jolene McCormick (616) 608-2653
Close to my Heart Independent Consultant
Executive Manager of the Scrap Happy Hens Unit

Here are the Details:

Where: Ramada Plaza 3333 28th Street SE (corner of 28th & East Beltline)
the Kentwood Conference Room

When: Friday through Sunday Nov. 6, 7 & 8. Starts at 4:00pm on Friday (unless you have early entrance privileges)

What to Bring: Your Favorite cropping tools, a dish to pass and all your Scrappin' & Stampin' friends

Cost: $60.00 for a whole weekend of uninterrupted cropping or pick a day that works with your schedule. Crop includes: Snacks, Refreshments, Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Sunday lunch.

****Enjoy free use of CTMH Stamps, Inks & various tools.
A Chance to Win an Exciting Grand Prize Basket. And…
We'll also have random drawings to win fun & adorable gifts!****

$20 for Friday
$30 for Saturday
$15 for Sunday

Register and pay your deposit by Oct 10th or sooner and receive:
1) Early Entrance Privileges ---noon on Friday
2) Reserved seating with your group

How to Register: This fantastic cropping opportunity will be shared with two other CTMH consultants. Numerous scrapbookers have been invited and seating is limited to only 40 spaces. Your deposit of $25.00 will reserve your spot. When we receive your deposit, we will hold your table. Don't delay, send it today!

The deposit is what reserves your spot. (Cash or Check)
Mail deposit to:
Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, MI 49331
Please include; a deposit of $25.00, name, phone #, email address and who you want to be seated with.
The Ramada Plaza has many amentites from relaxing in our Jacuzzi Tiki Hut Spa or enjoying our 180’ giant indoor waterslide. It is a full-service hotel conveniently located in the heart of Grand Rapids shopping, entertainment, and restaurant district. Rain or Shine it is always a beautiful day in Castaway Bay! Their indoor pool area features Splash Tower, a 180 foot 3 story water slide! Enjoy our tropical indoor paradise by lounging by the pool or in our Tiki Hut Spa. Check for Slide schedule.
Additional Highlights and Excitement
**Weekend Wii Bowling and Golf Tournaments on a Jumbo Screen.
**Weekend Jam Session with Wii Guitar Hero/Rockband.
**Chicago Bar & Grill... Great Food and Fun.

Ramada Plaza has reserved a block of rooms under Close to My Heart with special pricing, $79.00 per night. Including 4 waterpark wristbands per room. The rooms have two full beds. We will have a fridge in our cropping room & use of an extra kitchen with walkin cooler. Call 616-949-9222 to book.
***Come to our Close To My Heart Open House & Happy Hour!*** on Friday Oct. 16 from 5 - 9 At the Ramada Plaza and see the new Collection of Close To my Heart products. We will be serving wine & hors d'oeuvres for Happy Hour! There will be free make -n- takes & lots of prizes to win. Put your order in at the Open House & get it back in time for the crop! Cash & checks only Please. You'll be able to visit the Hotel & see us in the cropping room & view a sleeping room while your there. Bring a friend & we'll treat you to a evening of creativity & fun!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sweet Home Paper Pack

Coordinate your photos with this beautiful paper collection called "Sweet Home." I love the design on these versital B&T sheets. It's such a rich palette of colors, great for any theme or everyday moments.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sweet Baby Boy

This card is for my friend Rose who just had a baby boy. Logan is so cute & growing so fast. The fun paper is from our "Animal Cookies" Kit featured in our Summer Catalog. The stamp set is "Sweet Baby." It's the same set that I designed the baby girl card with. I like the distressed font. Personality was added to this paper with a different colors of Stickles Glitter Glue on each animal. So easy to use & no messy glitter. Posted by Picasa

Introducing... Logan Jannenga

O.K. Everyone all at once...AAAWWWW isn't he cute!!

I better get the card in the mail!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bling It Up

When I started this card my goal was to build on these incredibly cute rhinestones that you can earn FREE "Just ask me how!" I started out with the two rectangular stamped boxes and B&T paper from "Daydream" added some bling, flowers, pop dots & glitter. Here's the finished project. I love how it turned out. Click on the image to take a closer look.

p.s. My multi-talented sister made the crochet flowers!
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