Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Card

Here's a close up of my favorite card! I love the flourishes with snowflakes. The paper is from our Fall/Winter catalog & is called "Maginifique." The stamp set is "I Believe." The ink is Pacifica, one of our eight new colors, it's perfect with the paper & stamp set!

More Tag Cards

I really like how the blues & greens blend together in the first card. That paper was from Emporium & Twitterpatted. The "Rocker" is from X-treme. It's a great stamps set for boys & teens. I made a bunch of these cards because it is so hard to find stamp sets & paper appropiate for my sons friends. (teenage boys)

Friday, October 22, 2010


When I start making tags I can't quit! I showed this technique to other CTMH consultants & we were all getting into it! We first put the color wash on the tag, then add the background stamps in a collage formula, using different color inks & variations of color depth. Next layer your tag, add embellishments & put it on a card! All these tags started as white paper!

I have a basket full of tags to play with! I'll post more cards soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gifts for Nov. Weekend Retreat

Aren't these cute! My sister has made it so I can't throw anything away any more! "That can be altered to look really cute!" She always says! So here it is. I do love how it turned out. Some will be filled with goodies & given away at the November Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat. (The tools in the picture are some of my favorites) I have one on my desk & it sure is easy to grab what tool I want quickly. I'll post pictures of more retreat prizes soon. Email me or call to sign up for the retreat.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

November, 2010 Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
When: November 12, 13 & 14
Starts: Friday 4:00 until Sunday 4:00
Where: Springhill Suites, 5250 28th Street, GRR , 49546 (Behind Cascade Target)
Cost: Weekend $40. Or, Friday $15. Saturday $25. Sunday $10.
Register: RSVP with your $20. deposit before Monday Nov. 1 and earn "Early Entrance Privileges" & reserved seating for your group. Start as early as noon. Email me with your info.
What to Bring: All your scrapbooking and Stamping friends, a cup with a cover & a treat to share
Hotel. Registration: Get your best price by reserving your room under the CTMH block at $79. per night. Call 464-1130. The hotel is newer & beautiful. Rooms are suites with fridge, micro & separate area with couch & dining table. Breakfast Buffet is included with your overnight stay.

  • Your own 6' table
  • A Chance to win the Huge Grand Prize Basket
  • Lots of Random Prize Giveaways (scrapbook layouts, notebooks, paper flowers, crochet flowers & more)
  • Use of CTMH Stamps, Inks, Tools & more
  • Free Technique Demos throughout the Weekend
  • Design Help Desk
  • Cash & Carry area including: Paper, Stamps, Scrapbooking Kits & a Clearence Center

**Regrettably this is a non-refundable event space is limited. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

**Please pay for your cropping fee & supplies with cash or check. Credit cards can be used for Close to My Heart Orders.

Send your $20. deposit to: Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, Mi 49331

Call me with any questions, 616-608-2653

Christmas Card Workshops

These are just a few of the cards you'll be able to create at my Christmas Card Classes on Sunday October 17th & Friday, October 22nd. Some are not pictured because I have to have a few suprises for you too! My favorite is the blue reindeer card. (Although I think the cute reindeer is fun too. He's got lots of glitter & bling!)As most of you know I love flourishes and this has lots of them with snowflakes in it! Add a little glitter & it's lovely! Come & learn new stamping techniques, experience the "Cuttle Bug" & enjoy yourself. Best of all you'll have your Christmas cards done & it's one less thing to worry about during the Holiday Season.

Heres the details:
Sunday Oct. 17th, 1:00 to 4:30
Friday Oct. 22nd, 6:00 to 10:00
Classes will be held at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, 49331
**Make 15 Cards, 5 Designs, 3 of Each
**RSVP to me #616-608-2653 save your space & to have your "Supply Kit" cut & ready to go.
**All you need to bring is a basic "tool kit" including your 12" cutter, scissors, adhesives & any of your favorite tools
**Bring your own drink with a lid & a simple treat to share. Coffee & tea will be available.
**Cost is $25.00 including envelopes, cash & check only please.

Join me for a Christmas tradition of creating your own cards. You'll pick up some new card making tricks & tips & add your own charming touch to these handmade treasures.