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I'm a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant; I teach scrapbooking and stamping classes/workshops/gatherings in my home or yours. You can find out more about Close to My Heart by visiting www.closetomyheart.com. I'm celebrating 10 years with the best direct sales company around. You can reach me at gablask@aol.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January's Scrapbooking Class

January's Scrapbooking class will be creating three 2 page layouts using the beautiful Wonderland Level 2 paper packets and the Workshop on the Go. These photos are of pages 5 and 6 that I created using the Wonderland MyStickease packet. Took some artistic license and made them my own. Look forward to seeing what you do with yours on the 16th at 1 pm.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Special Project Class

I have decided to offer a Special Project class each month beginning in January. This class will take the place of my Play Day with Pizza and a Project. Class will run from 11 am until we're finished - usually before 3 pm. Bring your lunch and we'll take a 1/2 hour break at 12:30, then finish up. Since this is new, I might adjust the time frame.

On January 31st at 11 am, I will be offering a "Trinket Box" class. We will be taking the Card Box shown on page 131 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and some of the paper from the Typeset Level 2 paper packet and transform them into a trinket box that looks like a book. I was inspired to present this class by one of my favorite sister consultants, Vicky Wizniuk from British Columbia, Canada. She has such fun ideas that she willingly shares with the rest of us.

Kit for the class will be $10 and I will need your reservation with pre-payment by January 15th. Class size is limited to 12 ladies.


My Stamp Pad is open 2 days per month to provide you with a place to work on your own projects away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life. I am available to answer questions and offer suggestions, however, I may be working on something of my own as well.

January's Stamp-A-Lot schedule is Friday the 6th and Wednesday the 18th from 10 am - 3 pm. Space is available for up to 12 ladies on a first come basis; reservation is preferred a few days in advance.

You're welcome to use my stamp sets and ink pads, paper is available for sale; otherwise whatever you need for your project, you bring it, including your tool kit. We all do our own clean up.

Look forward to seeing you.

4 Card/Project class schedule and photos

January's 4 Card/Project class schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 23rd - 1 pm
Wednesday, January 25th - 1 pm
Friday, January 27th.
Registration deadline is: Friday, January 13th.
Class size is limited to 8 ladies.
Cost for class is $7.50 payable at class.

Contact me at gablask@aol.com if you have questions or concerns.

Kit of the Month class schedule and photos

Kit of the Month classes will meet on the following dates at 1 pm and will run until 4 pm. We are using the beautiful Wonderland Level 2 paper packet and I'm sure you're going to love it. Did you notice we're making an Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge project? This way, even if you don't own a Cricut yet, you can still create some of the awesome projects offered on Close to My Heart's exclusive cartridge.

January 9th - Second Monday Group
January 13th - Second Friday Group
January 19th - Fantastic Firsts
January 21st - Out of Towners

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or drop me an e-mail.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

November 4 Card Class

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. With that in mind, and knowing that so many of us travel over that weekend, I have moved my 4 Card classes to the front of November. Reservations are required now so get in touch with me ASAP.

We're working with "Mischief" this month. It's a paper packet designed for Halloween and I have turned it into projects that are non-Halloween, to show the versatility of the paper. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at 1:00 pm, the second session is set for Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 pm, and the third session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00 pm. Class fee is $7.50.

November Kit of the Month Class projects

November's Kit of the Month class features the gorgeous papers of "Sonoma". From very girly to masculine with bling, embossing, pewter accents, ribbon and Heirloom accents. Throw in a few Cricut Art Philosophy images and you're all set. I just know you're going to enjoy all the projects we're making in November.

Art Philosophy Pumpkin Decoration Class

Hi there. I'm offering this adorable Cricut/Art Philosophy pumpkin class that was created by a sister consultant Andrea Sherman. Class date is November 8th and I'm offering it 2 times that day: once at 10:00 am and once at 2:00 pm. Class size is limited to 8 ladies each session. Cost for this project, which includes an LED tea light with extra battery, is $3.00. Sign ups are required by November 1st so let me know ASAP!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

October 4 Card Class

Dreamin, our new Bronze Glitz Glitter gel, shimmer brads, ribbon and more....WOW!! We're going to have fun in October.

October KOTM Class

I have to say that this is one of my new favorite Close to My Heart paper packets. Dreamin' has it all.....blues and golds perfect for Fall. Creating these cards was a real joy. Add in a few Cricut Art Philosophy goodies and it made them even better.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

4 Card Class for September 2011

Most of us have lots of Christmas cards to send out. If you want to make them yourself it would be nice if you could mass produce them, right? So, I decided to make up some simple cards using just one stamp set, D1492 - Christmas Love. I also used paper on most of them that are available in the 24 sheet packs to keep the cost down. Have classes scheduled for September 21, 23 and 27 with reservations required by September 15th. Sign up early!!

You can click on the photo; it will get bigger so you can really see the card. I also reserve the right to make changes before you get here....LOL!!!

Kit of the Month class for Sept. 2011

Believe is the name of the Christmas themed paper packet featured in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close to My Heart. Here are the cards we will be creating. Thanks to Sharon Tracey, my friend, student and customer, we will be doing an extra little project. It's a secret....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Love Notes Class

I'm offering this class, Love Notes, twice during August; once on the 12th and once on the 18th. Cost of class is $15 and I MUST have your reservation by July 30th. You will be using a Sophia Level 1 paper packet and they are retiring on August 1st. There is room for 8 ladies at each session. Sign up NOW!!!

Credit for this class belongs to Lisa Stenz, a sister CTMH Consultant
August's KOTM is "All About White". These cards are created using cardstock only, paper flowers and fun backgrounds.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Play Day Project

The Play Day Project for July is an adorable little box that can used for any occasion; birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, for a guy, whatever. Doesn't hold a lot because it's only 4" wide and 5" tall and it can be made out of one piece of paper. Level 1 scrapbooking pages work great. Cost for class is $3.00 and reservations are required by July 15th.

Scrapbooking for July

It's all about summer and Mayberry fits the bill for my scrapbooking class in July. These pages feature my 2 year old granddaughter, Taylor, and they were so much fun to create. I have also created them in Studio J and am excited to compare the two types of scrapbooking.

4 Card Classes for July

Nestabilities, sparkles, buttons, ribbon and more are all rolled up in the 4 Card Classes for July. Classes are filling up quickly so make your reservation soon.

July KOTM Class

In July, the KOTM classes are using "Bliss", gorgeous soft grey, chocolate, twilight and vanilla cream. It's all about dimensional elements with liquid glass and sparkles, flowers and nestabilities.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

June's Play Day Project

The Stamp of the Month for June is called "Jubilation"; 24 stamps to celebrate a whole year. My June 28th Play Day Project is an Event Calendar. What's an Event Calendar you ask? Each page is features one month's dates, no days. So you can use it over and over again for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I'm excited to offer it to the first 12 ladies to sign up. Here are the pix....the first one shows you January-June, the second one shows you July-December, and the third one shows you what each page looks like. Class will fill up quickly so don't wait too long to sign up!

Scrapbooking class for June

Scrapping in June is so much fun. "Sweetheart" is yummy with its Cotton Candy, Tulip and Black combo. The Level 2 Assortment and the Villa Dimensional Elements help you create three 2-page layouts. Here is one of them.....I love how it turned out.

June's 4 Card Class

We all need birthday cards, right? This is the perfect class.....we're using Fanfare, a stamp set called "Paper Lanterns", the cuttlebug, and glitter. We're also going to be making a wonderful flower from scalloped circles to create 4 birthday cards perfect for kids, guys or gals. Check for class schedule in my newsletter and sign up early.

June's KOTM class

Fanfare is a kit perfect for celebrating birthdays, whether it's for family and friends, or to celebrate our nation's birthday; either way, it works. Here is a photo of the 4 cards we will be making in our KOTM class. We're going to have fun using using the brads in the Fanfare Level 2 Assortment, the ribbons in the Blue Designer Ribbon Collection and the new buttons in the Blue Assortment. Throw in some dry embossing and some bling! WOW, what fun!

Monday, April 25, 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month and here are two of the pages you can create with your kit. Contact me for more information about this kit. You'll love it.

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