Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Scrap Cave

I thought I would show you my work area. This is the hideaway where all my orders are made and filed, where Workshops On The Go get completed and ready to present at my clubs, where my Cricut and Cuttlebug live and produce such pretty things for me. I'm showing you the before and after shots of my office. My husband and son helped me move furniture, reorganize, and paint in Restoration Hardware Lt. Sage which actually looks blue to me.

Before:



After:


I still have clutter issues but the flow and organization are so much easier for me to work with. I don't feel trapped and I actually enjoy going into my "scrap cave". Next time I'll let you into my closet.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last Saturday was my Dallas club I call the Dallas Scrappers. Because they are such an experienced group, and because the only 2 workshops we didn't do from the spring Idea Book were the Lollydoddle and Ivy Lane cards kits, I decided to have them do 2 kits of each workshop. I told the ladies to do all the cuts, straight and Cricut, before we met. This gave them a false feeling of "no problemo, we got this". Well at the end of a solid 3 hours of stamping and assembly, they all felt worn out! It was tough but they did a great job and in the end they still got to take home 15 cards but it was 7 or 8 from different kits. I would never try this in a less experienced group. Everyone had to stay on task but I think the ladies were glad to have cards from each kit.



Every time I send my sister a Close To My Heart card, she raves about receiving a piece of art. Don't you love sisters?!! :-)

More Workshops On The Go from the 

Close To My Heart Idea Book and Catalog Spring/Summer 2014 edition

Balloon Ride Workshop On The Go




August starts our New Close To My Heart Annual Inspiration catalog

Here is the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspiration catalog:





It is beautiful and full of so many new ideas, tips, tools, papers, inks, stamps and embellishments, that it is just thrilling! We have new Workshops On The Go (WOTG), my personal favorite because I love to teach them. You will have to take TIME to look through our new once a year book, and time is in caps for a reason. There is a lot to take in!

We have 5 new colors, all in the Whimsy collection. It's funny to see a color like Flaxen which, in my opinion, is a little different, and now I'm seeing it in print and TV advertising. Close To My Heart is always on the cutting edge of color and design. I love that-makes me feel like I'm "with it". LOL