Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat, Accepting Deposit Now!

Close to My Heart

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
September 23, 24 & 25, 2011

Love to scrapbook? Love to get away for weekends? Then try a scrapbook weekend retreat. Get some serious scrapbooking time with this incredible overnight getaway that includes hands on instruction, break-away classes utilizing some of the industry's most popular products, goodies, prizes, and lots of fun! Gather your girlfriends and get ready to re-energize your scrapbooking creativity! 48 blissful hours of scrapbooking with your buddies, making new friends, leaving your routines at home, pampering yourself!

When: Sept. 23, 24 & 25

Starts: Friday 4:00 until Sunday 4:00

Where: Springhill Suites, 5250 28th Street, GRR , 49546 (Behind Cascade Target)

Cost: Weekend $45. Or, Friday $15. Saturday $25. Sunday $10.

Register: RSVP with your $25. deposit before Sat. August 27th 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, scrapbook tools, stamp sets & more)
**Use of CTMH Stamps, Inks, Tools & More
**Free Technique Demos throughout the Weekend
**Design Help Desk with Hands On Iinstruction
**Cash & Carry area including: Paper, Stamps, Scrapbooking Kits & a Clearance Center
**Cricut with large library of cartridges to use available, bring your own 6x12 mat or pay $2.00 to use one for the time you are there.

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

**Please pay for your cropping Registration with cash or check. Credit cards, cash or checcks can be used for Close to My Heart Orders.

**Send your $25. deposit to: Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, Mi 49331. Your deposit is what saves your spot.

Call me with any questions, 616-608-2653

Jolene McCormick

Wedding Card

I'm still in the "Wedding mode!" This Bliss paper inspires me. it's soft & pretty & oh so easy to make beautiful cards! Enjoy a quick post today, Hope you like it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's Wedding Season!

Sooo... some of you who know me, know of my annoying habit of being a little (or sometimes a lot) late. Well, I'll tell ya that no matter what I do I can't seem to be on time! I had these 2 cards (plus a couple of more) done, pictures taken & edited, they where ready to go on my blog & what happens so I can't be on time to join the site challenges I made them for??? Our internet goes wacko! I t 's   g o i n g   v e r y   s  l  o  w .  (Get the picture!)  So slow I couldn't get it to upload the photos here. So I thought it was just a glitch & it will be fine in a couple of days (cuz our internet is very temperamental) Well...It just got worse so finally I called it in & after a few days of phone calls & trying to walk me through fixing things over the phone they said we needed to update our equipment. We'll be there Thursday...yah, that day came & went, then we'll be there Friday...yup that day came & went too! (Well by now I missed most of the deadlines for the challenges) So on Monday I was reduced to begging. It's now been about 10 days without internet. Yesh you forget how much you depend on it! But all is well (I think) in the end because we are updated & back on line. It still seems to have a few fits & sometimes a little slow but at least we (yes, I had a lot of frustrated kids who couldn't check there facebook! Oh No!!) can get on line again! So if you've missed me that's what's been causing the lack of posts! But I'm back & have a lot of artwork to share!
Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! What more can I say! I love flowers & flourishes! This is a new flower for me, I have seen it a lot on other sites but haven't tried it until now. The ribbon is rolled & twisted & sewn together. The bottom layer is lace, then Blush Cardstock punched with our scallop punch, sanded, bent & inked then cut apart to make larger & glue dotted back together. (Sounds like Humpty Dumpty!) The design is from Mojo Monday & the paper is from the "Bliss WOTG Kit." I did a lot of edging with blush ink & chocolate ink. My sewing machine happened to be out so I added some stitching. I like that & think I should add stitching to my projects more often. The brown paper is our new "Kraft" CS & the boarder is from the coordinating "Kraft Color Ready Borders."

The design below is from Sweet & Simple Challenge blog. Again I used the "Bliss" paper pack & Kraft CS. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. It's so pretty when you double or triple it. Not only does it add dimension but it appears to be in flight & gives movement to your project! You may not be able to tell (click on the photo & it will enlarge it) but I added glitter to the flower centers & butterflies. The stamp set is from our special this month "You & Me." It's a lovely kit including: irresistible chipboard, stamp set, ribbon & paper. Very versatile heavy weight paper (new for us) patterned on both sides & the stamp set is awesome...of course it has a great flourish in it! Close to My Heart is donating a portion of the profits from this kit to add in the flood & tornado relief operations. Read Below!

You & Me Kit

Severe flooding, tornadoes, and storms have affected the lives of thousands across the United States, but together we can make a difference.

Purchase the You & Me scrapbooking kit for only $15.00 US/ $16.50 CAN (a retail value of $34.95/$38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. At only $15/$16.50, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price. You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger!

Offer valid June 1–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply.