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Friday, August 31, 2012

Memphis Area Crop Event ~ Come join us!

Click here for the  Birthday Giveaway
Click here for the  Pay it Forward

Please Join Us for a

Girls Day Out - 12 Hour Crop

Come and enjoy uninterrupted time to scrapbook, make cards 
and finish projects.  Plenty of space to spread out. 
We will have Classes, Demos, and Make & Takes.

Saturday, October 6
9 am - 9 pm

Sycamore View Church of Christ
1910 Sycamore View
Memphis, TN 38134

Registration Fee
$15 if you register by 9/29
After 9/29, registration is $20

More information on our team page.
Please register for the crop and submit your payment by going to our

Spaces are limited, so register soon.  

Contact me if you have questions.
Have a crafty day!

Feel free to pass this information on to others. Thank You!
Hope to see you there and can't wait to see all the crafty projects 
you will bring to the tables.

Just a few of our wonderful team mates.
We would love to have you come and play with us.
Can you see our CTMH Cricut Artiste Crowns?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tutorial from Close To My Heart with the Cricut® Artiste: One Size Fits All

Click this link for MY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY 
 Check out the  Pay it Forward  post 

Just a little tutorial using the Cricut Artiste 
from Close To My Heart.

If you would like to get your Cricut Artiste Bundle, contact me and let me tell you how you can earn it for 1/2 off along with receiving at least $40 in free product. What a deal. 
Leave me a comment below with a way for me 
to reach you or you can email me. 
Have a great rest of the week and hope you are having the opportunity to craft  a little something 
for yourself this week.  Sandra V.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pay it Forward!

To get Information on MY Giveaway Blog,   

Pay it Forward!

I love this idea that I found on Romaine's blog...the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade something (made by me) sometime in the next 364 days! How fun is that?  Happy mail that can arrive at any time? If you want to participate, make sure that your comment has a way that I can contact you for your snail mail address- like an email that is listed on your profile.

I am copying the deets Romaine's & Carol  Labuski's blogs that they had copied from the blog they commented on:

I will send a surprise gift to the first 3 people to comment on this post.  This gift will be made by me and I will send it sometime within the next year. Exactly when you will receive it will be a surprise!
Of course there are some rules in this game and here they are:
1.  I will make a little something for the first 3 people who comment on this post.  It will be a surprise and may arrive at any time in the next 365 days (yes, a year).

2.  To sign up to receive a gift from me you must play along, too.  Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade to the first 3 people who comment on your blog post.

3.  You MUST have a blog.
4.  After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love.  If you haven’t posted in 48 hours then the next commenter will be chosen.
If you want to join in,  just comment below and if you’re one of the first 3 I’ll send you something before the end of August next year! I will notify the three to be on the lookout  for a future package.
Can’t wait to hear from you!
Fun, right? Thanks for stopping by! 
And thanks to Romaine, Carol and the others that came before!

Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit

To get Information on MY Giveaway Blog,   

I know, Back to School already, Where did the summer go? 
My children are grown, but I do remember (and miss, just a little) the hustle & bustle of getting supplies, meeting new teachers, and 
just seeing my children learn and explore the world around them.

 Here's a fun kit to help you get those first few weeks of school 
pictures & memories put into awesome scrapbook pages.
The instruction sheet gives you step by step instructions or you can 
put together your own special pages.  Options are limitless with the WOG kit.

Workshops On The Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit

Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Kit Contents
Scholastic Paper Packet
My Acrylix® Scholastic Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
Colonial White Cardstock Sheets (2)
Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Durables Square Studs
Instructional Guide
Featured Colors: Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, Champagne, Ruby
Follow the included step-by-step instructions to create the two-page layout featured in the workshop guide. The layout pattern is a Jeanette Lynton original created exclusively for this workshop. Then use your remaining materials and online tips to create an additional layout and a bonus project, shown in the guide. The bonus project, a card mini album, requires the following additional items (not included in the workshop kit):
1 - 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes (Z1474) 
1 - Chalkboard Shapes (Z1788) 
1 - Chalk Marker (Z1767)
Add this workshop kit plus the additional items for the bonus project to your order to create three great projects—it's an excellent value!

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or how-to books, are needed to complete these projects.
Visit my website to see more fun Workshops on the Go

$29.95 G1049

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Harvest Banner

To get Information on MY Giveaway Blog,   

The new Close To My Heart Alcohol Based Markers are wonderful. Watch the CTMH video below. If you would like to get yours today, contact me or go directly to my web to place your order. What a wonderful creative banner idea for your decor this fall.

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Birthday Give Away now in progress!!

First, For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the Blog to post regarding this Birthday Giveaway,  Thank You for being patient with me. It has not been an easy few months with my health and then the passing of my father.  I have added an extra stamp set and more papers and a few other items from my non Close To My Heart stash as well.  
Lots of goodies for all kinds of paper crafting. 
See Below for the list of items and a few pictures.
               My Birthday -- GIVEAWAY!! 
                            Beginning  NOW!!

Yes, I will give away a stamp set and a couple of other goodies on my Birthday AUGUST 26, 2012.  Extended to September 18th. (give everyone more time to join in since I was late getting this posted)
                            You Only have to do 4 simple things.
1) Comment on my blog regarding the New WOG Kits and the New 2012 Idea Book. (You can get a catalog from me or go to my website to check out the new IDEA BOOK by clicking HERE to view online.)2) Share my Giveaway on your Blog by posting my information about the give away on your blog or side bar.
3) Become a follower/Be a follower already.
4) Tell Me One wish for your Birthday Month.
                          NOW,  Check out the stash..... 


Here's the List!!
Close To My Heart products
a)  14 B&T Papers - double sided (B & T means Background & Texture papers)
b)   18 Solid Color Cardstock
c)   15 Medium Weight B&T
d)    1 pkg. of Color Ready 12" Boarders  ($5.95) (retired)
e)    1 pkg. Glitter Rub-Ons ($4.95) (retired)
f)    1 pkg. Sweetheart Epoxy Stickers ($4.95) (retired)
g)   1 My Legacy Pen 
h)   1 blk. Stamp Pad ($5.95)
i)    1 Double My Acrylix Stamp Set (2 stamp sets in one folder) ($30 set) (retired)
j)    1 B size My Acrylix Stamp set ($13.95) (retired)
Well over $70 retail value of Close to My Heart products including the various papers. 
Also, You will receive 1 Cricut Artiste  Pre-assembled gift box with a special treat inside.

Non Close To My Heart 
16 heavy card stock of various design and solid colors
 Wow!!  63 papers in all.
Most are double sided, so that's more choices and coordination to play with.
Have fun and enjoy. 
Can't wait to see your comments on the 
Workshop On the Go Kits,
And your Birthday Wishes

Have a wonderful Week!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Stamping Month

Need a little inspiration to get those everyday memories
scrapbooked or to do a special craft;  
Check out this video with CTMH.
National Stamping Month is in September. 
We are celebrating early. 
Starting today you can take advantage of the double stamp set. 
It's fabulous. just click here--> 
to go to my website and begin looking through the Idea Book 
& place your qualifying order to receive this
 wonderful double stamp set for $5.00. WOW!!!
Check the video out for inspiration and more ideas.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Loving Close To My Heart's dedication to their consultant's and customers

Had to share this awesome video from Close to My Heart with you.
and I am striving to accomplish this task myself.

Please check out my tabs above for the Workshops, Crop Clubs, New Idea Book and so much more.
There are a few deadlines coming up really quick. So don't hesitate to check out the workshops and the Kit special.
Also, In just a few days I will be posting my Birthday Giveaway for August. So keep checking back to see what goodies I have in store for you. If you love papers and bling then this Giveaway is for you.
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra VanWoerden

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Beautiful Scroll and My Workshop Schedule

Information Regarding My Birthday Blog Giveaway will be posted soon.
For now here is the updates and a look at the Scroll Workshop Information.

Can you believe that you can make this beautiful scroll 
in just about 1 to 2 hours!?! 
You can, with CTMH's Workshop On The Go (G1042)...Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a four-foot scroll album for display on a wall or unrolled to reveal memorable events and loved ones...just $35.95!
See below for My WORKSHOP DATES

Included in the kit: 
1– My Acrylix® Scroll Album Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1– 7½" Wooden Spool with 4 feet of Kraft Paper
10 – Buttons (3 Twilight, 3 Chocolate, 4 Sunset)
1 – Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
2 – 12" × 6" Printed Canvas Sticker Sheets
1 – Instructional Brochure

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or tools are needed to complete this project.
THIS is where my WORKSHOP comes in handy for you. I have the inks and the needed tools for those who do not have them yet.
All you need to do is order the Scroll WOG kit by the RSVP date listed below and your adhesives (Liquid Glass-Z679 and your desired tape runners) 



Wednesday, August 29th    
10am to 12pm  * PLEASE RSVP and Order kit by August 13th
Collierville, TN
(Address will be sent to you by email when you place your order)
 You can go to my website and join the Scroll Kit Workshop #1 to place your order 

Must place the order online by 7pm on Mon.. Aug. 13, 2012 for you to receive the WOG KIT on time for the Workshop on August 29, 2012 Workshop
You will need to pre-order the WOG Kit - pg. 23 in the new Idea Book
Available August 1, 2012. (or go to the online Idea Book at my website)
G1042 -$35.95 (not including tax and shipping)  Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012    
1:30pm to 3:30pm * PLEASE RSVP and Order kit by August 17th
Collierville, TN 
(Address will be sent to you by email when you place your order)
 You can go to my website and join the Scroll Kit Workshop #1 to place your order   

Must place the order online by 7pm on Friday.. Aug. 17, 2012 for you to receive the WOG KIT on time for the Workshop on Sept. 1, 2012 Workshop
You will need to pre-order the WOG Kit - pg. 23 in the new Idea Book
Available August 1, 2012. (or go to the online Idea Book at my website)
G1042 -$35.95 (not including tax and shipping)  Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Need Your Help Reaching a Goal!!

Help Me Reach a Goal

I'm asking for your help!! A couple years ago I signed up as a Close To My Heart consultant to help scratch my creative itch and have a little extra funds on the side. I really got hooked on 3-D project-crafting and help with my Scrapbooking --- we have the best papers and stamp sets and our company adds charming and unique embellishments with every new catalog. Every catalog is a fabulous Idea Book too!

Since my Lupus has taken on full speed, working from Home would be my best options and being creative makes me happy too. Happy MOM/WIFE makes for a Happy Home. LOL!

My goal is to create a business with Close To My Heart so I can still be a provider and be home when my body dictates the need health wise. I have my own blog and my website with Close To My Heart (both are free).

August is the best time to try Close to My Heart out.. No obligations.. NONE, Just sign up...get your kit with tools and a FREE Damask Bag. All for $49. (the kit alone is worth $130 & the bag is worth $49 retail). If you decide after you get your product and try it out that this is not for you, we do not hound you (though I would love to help you earn extra funds and earn free gifts). 

Contact me if you are interested. The bags are beginning to run low so contact me soon. 
My Close to my Heart Website is
My Blog is

My email is
If you just want to earn free product...It is so easy to be a hostess.  I have hostesses from other states who earn free gifts just for being in the Crop Club group I started a few years back. We would love to have you join us. Contact me soon.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Get your Damask Bag Here!

Today is the the DAY!
What a great way to get your product. Sign up for $49.00 and get the wonderful Essentials Consultant Kit worth $130 of product and as a BONUS, you get this Beautiful Damask Bag FREE (valued at $50).
If you are considering this opportunity, I encourage you to join quickly so you can snatch up this wonderful tote. This is a "while supplies last offer" and the number of bags is very limited so if you are interested, sign up on August 1st at 10:00 am (CDT).  
Click HERE to begin your process. If you decide you do not want to go any further....I will not hunt you down to participate as a consultant. You may keep your kit and the bag. 
If you decide to sign up just for the discount on wonderful Close To My Heart Products and support your hobby, than this is where you want to start. 
If you want to make this your business, Wow what a great deal to begin with. You may choose to get the Master Kit that includes the Essentials kit plus added product and business supplies and this lovely bag for $99.00. The Masters kit is valued at $280 plus the Damask Bag valued at $50. 
If you decide to become a part of my team, I will be there for you to help you along. It's a wonderful way to expand girl time, be crafty, earn some side money along with all the perks too. Click HERE  for more information and to begin your process.  What ever you decide, I hope to hear from you. Have a wonderful crafty day.


Have a Wonderful Week!


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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