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Monday, March 26, 2012

A Fun Scrapbook Day !!

To everyone who was able to attend the

“Oh My Scraps” Crop Club,



Loving your little baskets, really cute! These were cut from the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. These will make cute little treats to give to a friend, Sunday school children, teachers, and even co-workers. Thanks Ana for taking the picture for me.

I had fun...I think I was a little off my game but, I soon was able to get 

in the grove and we had a blast.  Below are some pictures of the 
creativity that was blooming in our Crop Club.
What wonderful work you all did. 

Joann, Thank you again for being such a gracious host and allowing us to invade your home, your finished pages were awesome. 

Stephanie, as always, it was wonderful seeing you and I truly enjoy having you. Katelyn, you’re a creative little guru, thanks for sharing your talents with us.  
It was a joy meeting new people.
April and Anna hope you can come again. We’ll talk soon about you all hosting and receiving your free items as a hostess. Cathleen, you are going to be a wonderful consultant. You have a wonderful talent and I enjoyed scrapbooking with you.
Shelia and Dorothy hope you can make it over next time.
Can’t wait to see what you can do.
Penny, life will slow down and allow you to join in the fun once again. 
I always say, family first.
We do want to say a few prayers for Chris who has been ill, we pray for 
a speedy recovery and hope to see you next time. 
Laurie, maybe you can get off
work for the next event. We miss you both!
Kerry, it was great hearing from you all the way 
from Ga. You are a super trooper. 
A little prayer that your foot heels properly and for a 
speedy recovery. Can't wait to see you in July 
if all works out for you to come to TN to crop. 
Tell Becky, "Welcome Aboard" with our "Oh My Scraps" Crop Club.
Maybe she can come crop with us in July when you come Kerry.
 I can always have a sleep over. 

March Open Crops
 are this Tuesday, March 27th, Thursday, March 29th, (Tues. & Thur. 10am to 8pm)

and Sat. March 21st (Sat. will be 12:30 to 5pm)

Those whom did not finish their page, there are three open crops available before the end of this month. So, If you would love to finish up on stamping, cutting, or work on another project...
…you are more than welcome to stop in. I will be working on projects so you may come join me.
You can choose to play as long or as little as you need to.

If you are here near lunch time or dinner we will be brown bagging it. You also have the option to order out or pick up.
I am very close to several fast foods and restaurants.
You have access to my tools and supplies,
the only thing you may need to bring is crafty tape runners and pop dots, with any other adhesives.

Please let me know you are coming at least 24 hours before. Thank You!

For those who have not been to my home, Message me for my 
address or text me. I am in Collierville, TN

Pictures from our day of fun.


DSCN3250Here’s my Two-page 
12x12 layout using “Close to My Heart” Pemberly Paper Pack with the Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set & Rock the Block Stamp Set from a special Campaign earlier this year.

Closer view of the
stamp swirl



DSCN3239Cathleen you did an awesome job on your page! The placement of pictures and your 2ndary title is very complimentary. The red mat really helps your pics pop too.I can’t wait to see the second page.

Joann, I love the extra little paper ribbon behind 
the picture.
Fabulous addition with the acrylic sentiment and the chip board too. The stamp set adds a whimsical  delight to the pages

I hope to see those who didn't get to finish their pages, at the open crops so I can add your pictures to the blog. You were all great and I wish we 
could stop the outside world so you could have all the needed time to 
do your projects. 

Life is Life!!! Live it Fully!!!

If you (the reader) are interested in the directions and any of the products used. Please leave me a comment letting me know...I will contact you to send you an email with attachment for instructions and other information.

Leave us some crafty comments below!!
I hope to post
more items later this week.
In the mean time my blogger friends, have a
Fabulous and very Blessed WEEK!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Scrapbooking Event & Good News!!

Just finished cutting some of the CTMH papers needed for our Crop Club layout page. Really hope everyone shows up... don't want to waste this fantastic paper pack.
Anyway, the page looks great and the stamps I used for my page is awesome.  I added the Pennant Stamp set to go along with the pictured stamp set above. Kept it real basic for the newbies this weekend. We all know we can add more embellishments to our pages if we want more pizazz. I am really loving this Art Philosophy Cartridge.
The Easter gift baskets will be cut tomorrow morning. Waiting on a few last minute counts. I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy and learn how to use the Cricut Art Philosophy from Close To My Heart.
I'll share pics after Saturday's event. I want to have pics of every ones pages so you can get a take on different views of the same layout and layers.
Can't wait to play with the gals at the “Oh My Scraps” Crop Club. I really think you will enjoy the effortless work on the 12x12 layout page and learning or revisiting a few techniques. Wish me luck.
More good news!!! YES!!!, On my my way to set my Business Goals for this year. I have my first down line with Close To My Heart and she is absolutely wonderful. So friendly and very talented as well.  She was thorough in researching to see whom she wanted to be a part of with a home based business.
She looked into other companies of the same format and decided we had a better compensation plan and much more freedom in creativity.
She said, “The amount of items she was getting in her kit along with the added bonus items (Cricut Art Philosophy or $100 in other CTMH products on top of the kit products) was something she could not pass up.”  Just getting the discount alone to support her love of crafting was well worth getting the kit. She is so excited. Welcome aboard Cathleen. I’ll see you on Saturday and I hope your Friday is Blessed with happiness and relaxation after work.
If you (person reading this) are still on the fence about becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, I am telling you, just try it… we won’t come bang your door down if you decide it’s not for you. You don't have to return anything either. 
There is well over $350. worth of product for $99.00. This will end on March 31st. Do not wait, contact me now. Go to my website to get more information. There is even a video you can watch. Hope you’ll join my team and enjoy a some wonderful products and make a little extra money doing something fun.
Have a wonderful FRIDAY and a great scrap booking/crafty weekend my blogger friends.
Good night all!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CROP CLUB 3-24-12

Ok my Scrapbook & Crafting buddies, Those who are attending on Sat. March 24, 2012 in Collierville, TN will need to take a few moments today and tomorrow to look through your pictures. Try to have at least 6 to 8 pictures.
Our choice of Titles are... "A Little Bit Of Sunshine Is What You Are To Me!" or "You Rock!" If these titles don't can choose your own title for your scrapbook page.If you are interested in attending...I still have 2 seats available. Contact me today to let me know you are attending and to get more details. We'd love to have you… worries just bring pictures.
The main colors of the papers are from the Pemberly Pack with CTMH which are Outdoor Denium, Indian Corn Blue with blk./wht. Secondary colors are Dessert Sand, Vanilla Cream, and a spalsh of Honey.
In the online IDEA BOOK you can get a look at many craft/scrapbook page ideas on pages 20 through 25 using these papers. Go to
Also, I am placing any orders on 3-24-12. This is my last call for orders through me for this month. You can always place an order through my online website anytime at any  hour and even in your PJ’s.  Coming to an end is the wonderful deal for signing up as a Consultant. See the following information and the video to get a closer look at what you can receive in the New Consultant Kit.     IT’S AWESOME!!
They are adding a great bundle item to an already wonderful Consultant kit. I can't believe how much you are receiving for free. Check out the video..then hop over to my website and get more details. I would love to have you on my team.....We are the "Happy Crafty Scrappers"
Well over $350.00 in value for $99.00. Come be a team member and lets get crafty together.
I hope to be more active in my blog now that life seems to be more on track. My Lupus Flair-up has not completely gone away but it is at a more manageable point. My body gave me what for this time around. Now that I am nearly to my old self, you will see some art work real soon. I am getting ready for this weekend and a craft fair in April. Also, Easter is around the corner and I have a few projects I have pinned on Pinterest (my new favorite pin-board for many more scrap notes, cut up magazine pics, and just stuff all over my scraproom)
I plan on attempting several of the art projects before Easter. I guess I better get busy!
Have a wonderful crafty week. Leave me some crafty comments below..Love to hear from you. What are your plans for Easter this year?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Team Up with Close to My Heart ~ Great Bonus in store for you

Join my team in March!
If you have EVER thought of becoming a consultant, MARCH IS THE TIME!
New Consultants who sign up in March (March 1, 2012 (9:00 am (MST) – March 31, 2012 (11:59 pm MDT)) will receive a fabulous Cricut® Art Philosophy collection FREE! If you already have a collection, you can choose to receive $100 in select product credit instead. The collection, which retails for $99, is actually valued at over $124, adding incredible value to the New Consultant Kit. It's time for everyone to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!
During the online enrollment process, you will be asked if they would like to add the Cricut® Art Philosophy collection to your New Consultant Kit or, if you already have a collection, if you would prefer $100 in select product credit. You simply indicate their choice during sign-up. Your collection will be shipped with their kit. New Consultants that already have a collection and, thus, choose the select product credit, will have the select product credit added to their account once their enrollment is approved.
This is the base consultant kit for $99

New Consultant Kit contents:
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
  • "You Are Welcome Here" Recruiting Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
  • "The Rewards Come Now" Hostess Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Brochures (W111, qty. 5)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122, qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
  • Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W470)
  • Spring/Summer 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1113, 48 – 6" Square Samples)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
  • My Acrylix® Sweet Thanks Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2022, qty. 5)
  • My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
  • Double Scrubber (Z1163)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Outdoor Denim My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1346)
  • My Creations® Memory Game (Z1614)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Stella Kit (G1032)
  • Stella Complements Canvas Shapes (X7147C)
  • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards (Z1738)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z1104)
  • Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2114)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Acrylix® Urban Alphabet Stamp Set (D1507)
  • My Acrylix® Just for You Stamp Set (B1398)
  • 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
  • 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.
In addition, there are three add on collections that you can purchase at $40.00 each when you complete the application process.

You can stop by my website --> and click on the Opportunities Tab to the left, scroll to the bottom and click the link to sign up as a consultant. If you prefer to meet up, I can go step by step to help you through the process. It’s so easy… 

Here are just a few details…..

Minimums are just $300 each calendar quarter to maintain a discount of 22% (with additional commission possible based on sales). That's just $100 per month to meet the minimum each quarter! And the best part? If you sign in March, you don't have to meet your quarterly minimums until April-June quarter!
Close to My Heart offers incredible training and I'm here to support you in your business. I'm available to help you get started and answer any questions you may have! I have a team website to share tips and ideas. I am available by cell phone, and email to help you in any way that you need. I will work with you based on your wants and needs. If you want to talk weekly, we can set up a time to do that. If you're more the type that likes to dig in without someone nearby, then I can be that type of upline as well. I think that each person has a different need from an upline - I'm available to work with you to meet your needs!
For more information you can read more here on my blog or sign up using this link!

Hope to see you as a team mate.
Have a wonderful crafty day!!!
Sandra V.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Crafting & Cropping time in Collierville, TN

Saturday, March 24, 2012 ~~~ Crop Club Event ~~~

A full day to play, learn and spend some fun girl time together. We will be making treat boxes the first hour for Easter, then off to scrapbooking or crafting your hearts out.

We will begin at 10am and wrap up about 5:00pm.

You may stay as long or as little as you want.

Please RSVP by 3/10/12 

(we need to know a count for lunch/supplies)

I do have tools and some supplies available for you to borrow & use.

If you have never scrapbooked, Please feel free to contact me.

I can email you my list of basic supplies.

We all love to share our tools to help you achieve your projects.

Another bonus to being in a club.

New comers only pay for a seat =$7.00 ~ covers supplies & lunch  (unless you choose to purchase the Crop Club Members purchases for the Hostess gathering for that month). See more information regarding the Crop Club below.

Leave me a crafty comment below so I can get back with you on needed supplies.
Sample box of the papers and colors we will be using.
Still taking New Members
Will be meeting in 2012 every other month. I will need those who will be continuing and any one interested in the new year Crop Club to sign up very soon.
If you have questions or would like more information, NOW is the time. It is a great way to set aside planned time to get those projects and Scrapbooks put together.
We will also have OPEN CROPS available on the opposite months. This is for you to use up those items you have and to get more projects done.

Crop Club Members get a discount on Open Crops. Open Crops are not a part of the Crop Club.

Our Crop Club cost is $25.00 to keep our minimum amount needed for each hostess to receive their qualifying free items for their month.

These are the months we will meet for the "OH MY SCRAPS" CROP CLUB

Our new books are here....or go on line at and check out the wonderful products. You'll want to craft all day long when you see all the wonderful crafts in the  new Spring/Summer 2012 IDEA BOOK

Choose your month now. Email me so I can place name in accordance to who requested first.

January 28th Sandra V. Hosting Moved to FEBRUARY 18, 2011
March 24th ~~ Joann Marchionda - Collierville, TN
May 12th
July 21st
September 8th

November 10th-(temporary date--depends on craft fair dates)

We will be at a craft fair in Olive Branch on Nov. 10th. We will be deciding on a new date at a later time.

When you Host a month...You have the opportunity to receive the
minimum of $25 FREE Select Product.

During 2011, most everyone received at least $40. free and 1 item 1/2 off.

This is Girl time as well as your Project time. You can't beat that. Also, If you do not have room at your home, You are more than welcome to host at my home.

Go have some crafty time and hope to hear from you soon.

Leave me a crafty comment below so I can get back with you on needed supplies.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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