Upcoming Events & Workshops

You will find upcoming Workshops, Open House events, Cash & Carry shows and MORE on this tab! J

****Make SURE to check out RSVP dates with each event & let me know if YOU can join us!!! ***
All Workshop classes need to have a minimum of 4 people in attendance for the class to be held, so bring your girlfriends along for a ENJOYABLE, Creative, Crafting Night of Fellowship!J

Interested in a Hostess Club???  
Details at the bottom of this post!  

****A NEW Hostess Club begins in March 2018....OR
get a group of 5-6 friends together, & start earning FREE GOODIES now when you form your OWN club! J

I can't WAIT to have you join me at these fun events and please contact me with ANY questions!! ----------

Workshop Class Details

All workshops are held at my home, in Elverson, PA.  We usually start at 6:45 or 7pm on the day of class. 

Please RSVP for these events 2 weeks prior to the event so that your products can be ordered in plenty of time to have them for the class.

All Workshop Classes need to have a minimum of 4 people in attendance for class to be held, AND there are a limited amount of seats too. 

Workshop class is a time for you to...
  • Learn tips & tricks
  • Get hands-on information directly from me & our group
  • My personal print outs & cutting diagrams when necessary
  • learn "how" to use your paper cutter the most efficient way possible
  • Individual help where needed
  • and so much MORE!! 
  Make it a GIRLS night out, and come join us for an ENJOYABLE, Creative, Crafting Night of Fellowship!


Upcoming Events 
for 2017!!


Ladies Day Out Dates!

 Monday, Oct 9 & Nov 13  from 10am-10pm J

This is a day for Ladies to gather together to enjoy the FUN, Food and Fellowship of other ladies! J Come join us at 529 N. Farmersville Rd, in New Holland at New Covenant Menn Church.  Please bring along  your favorite hobby to work on throughout the day (sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, puzzles, reading, etc.)

 Bring a food item to share (salad, appetizer, dessert, main dish) with everyone! We will have a soup prepared to add to our supper time meal. Lunch will be the food items that are brought & whatever else you may need.

Please RSVP by Friday PRIOR to event so we have a count for the evening meal.  Thanks so much! J

We also have a Facebook event set up for EACH of these days....https://www.facebook.com/events/1442516222434881/


 Saturday, Oct. 21st 8am-8pm  

Scrapbooking Day in Gunthriesville
@ East Brandywine Baptist Church (EBBC)

(north of  Downingtown, along Rt. 100)

This is a WONDERFUL scrapbooking day LOADED with goodies and prizes!!!  There will be Door Prizes EVERY hour (they have AMAZING door prizes!)…loads of tools and items available for your use!

What's included in this day???
>>A 4-6ft work space
>>FREE make n takes
>>incredible LUNCH & DINNER
>>snacks & drinks ALL day long
>>a chance to WIN "Amazing" Door prizes (they are HUGE!)
>>enter the layout contest
>>a $15 voucher to use at the vendor store!!

This team of ladies go ALL out to make this day a day of pampering for you!  They do not make any money on this day, but instead use the $45 day fee to treat  you like a queen with all of the items listed above.

I haven't received the registration form yet - BUT I do know this crop fills up quickly!  So - if you are interested in being put on the mailing list - please contact Ruthann Rutherford at 484-459-9265 OR email her at docruthann@comcast.net.  Space is limited, and is first come, first serve.  This event usually SELLS OUT very quickly!!  So make sure to watch your email for when the first announcement goes live!

This is one of my FAVORITE events, and I look forward to it 2 times each year! :) I will have my CTMH goodies there, and will have individual sheets of papers, designer papers, etc. and would love to have you join me for this day of crafting FUN!


I'm so excited for our upcoming weekend together!
We still have some room, and would LOVE to have you join us!

Head on over to all of the information by - clicking here - let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to crafting with you! :) 


***Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Class

Monday, October 30 @ 6:45 pm @ my home
RSVP by Mon, Oct 16th

Please note...DATE has CHANGED!!

For October’s Scrapbook class, we will be using the NEW paper collection called “Beary Christmas"!  While you may think the name means the paper is all bears, you are in for a BEAUTIFUL surprise! :)  Take a look at the paper pack that is included in this Workshop Your Way kit...

The bears are "hidden" on one side of the designer paper, and you'll find a bear & his friends among the cut apart PML cards too. :)  The coordinating Complements will have some of those cute bears in them too!
>>>If there is INTEREST to having a daytime workshop class…I would love to have one!   I need at LEAST 4 people (of preferably more :) )to attend, to hold a morning class.  Gather a group of friends together, and let’s get a morning (or afternoon) class scheduled on the same day!! 

“Beary Christmas” Kit contents:
1 – Beary Christmas paper packet (X7225B)

1 – Beary Christmas Complements (X7225C)

6 – cardstock sheets (2 Cranberry, 1 Fern, 3 White Daisy)

1 – Beary Christmas dots (Z4038)

1 – silver shimmer trim (Z1799)

ANYONE is welcome to come to the classeven if you are not a part of my Hostess Club. 

  Please RSVP by Oct 16th OR contact me after this date to see if there is still room available for you to join us! 
  Come join us for our evening of CRAFTING!!  It's always a JOY to be together & this will allow you to see how EASY it is to get some scrapbooking accomplished!!

The  KITS that we use are called Workshop Your Way (WYW) kits & they come COMPLETE with everything you need to create 3 two page layouts!!
You create 3 sets of layouts ….all for just $26.95 (plus ship&tax).

Notice in the photo below, (the 3rd layout) there are 2 different
kinds of our Pocket Plus page protectors used in the middle of the traditional 2 page layout.  These are NOT included in your kit and are OPTIONAL for this class.  

If you'd like to use the cut apart PML (picture my life) cards that are included in the Beary Christmas paper pack, you'll want to make sure you have these fabulous Pocket Plus protectors. 

You can purchase these Pocket Plus Protectors as a 10 pack (as we'll be using these Pocket Plus protectors with all of CTMH's WYW kits) OR you can purchase them by the piece from me directly…$1 each. 

>>>>After creating these layouts…you then can choose to use the rest of your supplies for the following goodies!

Option #1 - Each WYW kit ALSO creates 8-10 cards (Additional purchase of ”Beary Christmas” cardmaking stamp set required)  OR – maybe you’d like to create more layouts instead…it’s up to you!! 

CTMH has a FREE  online cutting guide available for you to print out or save, & create the exact creations as the CTMH has created (3 layouts & sets of cards)  OR use the paper pack however you’d like.

The WYW kit layouts are BEAUTIFUL, and pretty simple too!  
Believe it or not – there is NO STAMPING on the 3 layouts in the guide…only on the card sets!!

Option #2...I plan to create a 4th layout for this kit as well…as always when I create a 4th set of layouts…we will need to add a few extra sheets of base pages of paper….at least that’s always my goal.   
If you'd like to create this 4th layout, you can bring a long a few extra sheets of  paper (I'll tell you what colors when the RSVP's are in) OR you can always purchase them by the sheet from me too.

For all HOSTESS CLUB members...October's WYW class you will need...
***G1137 Beary Christmas Workshop Your Way kit - $26.95 & then YOUR CHOICE of ADDITIONAL item(s) to equal your $30 monthly Hostess club commitment.  

Please NOTE…**All  classes does need to have a minimum of 4 people in attendance to take place…so spread the word, and make it a GIRLS NIGHT OUT and come join me for a time of CREATING and FELLOWSHIP!

Thursday, Nov 2nd -9am-7pm
14th Annual Holiday Stop-n-Shop… Fivepointville Fire Company

at…Fivepointville Fire Co.!   This is always a favorite show of mine …a lot of you come to see me!!!  There will be a LOT of different vendors at this Fivepointville show… a perfect place to do your holiday shopping!!!!  I look forward to seeing you there!!

Saturday, Nov 11th -8am-2pm
14th Annual Holiday Stop-n-Shop…. Ephrata Menn School

 This is an annual event, and I’d LOVE to see you!  Come visit me & my vendor friends on this Saturday where you can do ALL of your holiday shopping in ONE LOCATION!!!   I always have a DOOR PRIZE drawing, so when you attend – you get a chance to win that prize too!!  Come check out the NEWEST & GREATEST that CTMH has to offer!!  I will have along the NEWEST Cricut Collection – “You Are Here”….and if I’m sold out when you arrive ;), we will get one delivered right to your door.  Looking forward to seeing you!!!


Let's take a peek at the NOVEMBER card class too! :)
That way you can SAVE the date & join us for a morning of CREATING! :)

In November we'll be preparing & planning ahead as we create these beautiful "Kind Thoughts" cards using the FABULOUS, card kit from CTMH!! 

This class will be held on Friday, Nov. 17th at 9:30am.
I know I always LOVE to have some "extra" cards around during the Holidays that I can give as THANK YOUS for the many thought things my friends & families do. J 
 ****Please Bring along your adhesive (bring different kinds), paper trimmer, and your “reg” crafting items.

This card kit creates 12 cards (with envelopes) AND we will be making these BEAUTIFUL cards shown here! 
>>>Please download to a device OR print out these instructions prior to coming to class...CLICK HERE to download/print.

Items that are INCLUDED in this price for the Workshop attendees is...
  • an EXCLUSIVE stamp set  that you'll use this again and again!! 
The KIT contents for these cards are...

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Cats & Bats sheets
6 – cardstock sheets (2 Bashful, 1 Black, 1 Pebble, 2 White Daisy)
1 – white twine (Z3216)
1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
12 – white card bases & envelopes

  • Papers & embellishments - AND you will have LOTS of leftovers of paper & embellishments to use on future projects
  • when attending, you'll also get some MORE ideas and see the "changes" I made to this cards set too! It's always FUN to see what different ideas I can come up with, just by rotating the card or using the papers in another way - FUN!!! 

This "extra" list of items, I will always have on hand, and you can feel free to use my products when coming to class.  However - if you would purchase this kit at home, it's so helpful to know EXACTLY what products you'll need if you'd like to make your cards the exact same as the samples. :)
Here are the additional supplies you'd need to create the cards shown above...
Additional supplies needed:

Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z3271)
Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
Waterbrush—Medium Round (Z3225)
Rose Embossing Folder (Z3343)
Thin Cuts—Basic Circles (Z3318)
Thin Cuts—Basic Tags (Z3344)
Thin Cuts—Scallop Border (Z3348)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

I have limited seats available, but would LOVE to have you come join me for this creating time together! 

  ***PLEASE NOTE ***If you'd like to purchase this kit & have it mailed to you & complete it on your own - you can order this beautiful kit & get the instructions directly from CTMH!  Contact me for more information!

Cost for the in-home class is $30.  RSVP by Friday, Nov, 3 


Saturday, Nov 18th -11am-4pm
2017 MCC Christmas Bazaar…. Morgantown Community Church – Rt. 23, across from Wal-Mart

 This is an annual event, and I’m excited to be here for the 2nd time!  There are LOTS of vendors, crafters, home businesses & the perfect place to get that special gift! J  To keep up to date- feel free to go to the FB event page.  Any questions – just give a shout!

"Through the Year" 12x12 Calendar Workshop Class
Monday, Dec 4th at 9:30am 
(and I could have an evening class too!)
So often, I like to give a Calendar as a gift during the Christmas season...WELL - Close To My Heart has made it EASY this year - with their "Through the Year" CALENDAR Workshop KIt!! ;) 

The word "kit"...just makes me smile! :) :)  That means everything is included & there is OFTEN a DISCOUNTED price ;)!! 

Stay tuned for details...and feel free to SAVE THE DATE for this upcoming class!!  

ALSO...if this Monday doesn't work for you, feel free to get a few girlfriends together & we'll set a date that works for you!  Right now,(Oct) I have Thurs or Fri, Dec 7th & 8th open too! :) 

Tuesday, Dec 5th 9am-4pm
13th Stop N Shop Vendors Show @
 Fairmount Homes, Farm Crest Community Room

 This is an annual event, and I’d LOVE to see you!  Come visit me to see the NEWEST items Close To My Heart has to offer you! J BASHFUL is this year’s “Color of the Year”….such a pretty color, and it goes perfect with my Christmas Cardmaking too! See you soon!  

December's Class will be another collection of Winter/Christmas Cards....

take a look!!!  Aren't they BEAUTIFUL?!?! 
This class will be held on Friday, Dec. 15th at 9:30am
I know I always LOVE to have some "extra" cards around during the Holidays, and these are cards are non-traditional cards that could even be used AFTER the Holidays! :)  Isn't it WONDERFUL to plan ahead? :)
The KIT contents for these cards are...
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
3 — Silver & Gold sheets
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Black, 1 Juniper, 1 Pebble, 1 White Daisy)
1 – clear sparkles (Z3274)
12 – white card bases and envelopes
 More details coming soon, but I wanted to get these upcoming class dates to you!  Details will be similar to card classes listed above. :)

2018 CROPS & Events….
YES…you read that right!  2018 is JUST around the corner & my calendar is filling up! J  Since there are so many events planned already, I thought I’d give you a head start & list them here so you can “save the date”.  More details will be coming soon!!J
Thurs-Sat, Jan 4-6, 2018
Christian Retreat Center – Scrapbooking Weekend!
 369 CRC Drive, East Waterford, PA 17021

 Here is another OPPORTUNITY for you to come get some papercrafting completed!! Maybe you aren’t a scrapbooker, but would like to bring another hobby along for a few days of fellowship, laughter & FUN with some fabulous ladies. J  Save the date – and more details will be coming soon!!
Thurs & Friday, Jan 11 & 12, 2018
Spring Open House!
 My home in Elverson, PA

 January 1st will be the release of the NEW Seasonal Expression1 mini book – and we KNOW there are some fabulous thigns coming our way!!  You won’t want to miss out!!  There will be door prizes, Make n take, Sales, New products for you to touch & see, a NEW SE1 mini-book for You, yummy snacks & MORE!! J
Tues & Wed, Feb 20-22, 2018
Cocoalico Quilter’s Inn – Scrapbooking/Papercrafting 2 day event!
 295 S Cocalico Rd, Denver, PA 17517

 Here is another OPPORTUNITY for you to come get some papercrafting completed!! Maybe you aren’t a scrapbooker, but would like to bring another hobby along for a few days of fellowship, laughter & FUN with some fabulous ladies. J  Save the date – and more details will be coming soon!!
Tues & Wed, Feb 27-28, 2018
Fivepointville Fire Co – Scrapbooking/Papercrafting 2 day event!
1087 Dry Tavern Rd, Denver, PA 17517

 We are setting the dates so you can get A LOT accomplished in 2018!!  Wahoo – papercrafting here we come! J 
Join us for this 2 day (non-overnight) event….it’s fabulous to set up one day, and let your items set up to come the next day too!! J  Save the date – and more details will be coming soon!!
Thurs-Sat, March 15-17, 2018  10th Annual Scrapbooking Customer Retreat 
10 years??? THAT calls for a celebration… WAHOO!!J  

This event will FIRST be open to those that attended last year….but I wanted to make sure you ladies all knew the date. J  Last year we had 40 of us together for our FUN & PRODUCTIVE weekend of papercrafting! J

After the ladies from last year have sufficient time to know if they are coming, and there are open spaces, I will then open up my retreat to everyone else! J

If you are interested in being put on a waiting list right away – please contact me & I will get that started! J
Sat, April 7, 2018   Scrapbooking Day at East Brandywine Baptist Church in Gunthriesville 999 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA (north of Downingtown, along Rt. 100)

Wahoo!!!  I'm so excited that this event is approaching again....This is a WONDERFUL scrapbooking day LOADED with goodies & prizes!!  There will be DOOR Prizes EVERY hour (they are AMAZING!) ....loads of tools & items are available to use!
A 4-6ft table space, 2 FREE make n takes, an incredible LUNCH & DINNER, Snacks, Drinks, etc are all included!!  You ALSO receive a
 $15 voucher to use at the vendor's store of your choice!!

This TEAM of ladies goes "All out" to make this day a day of pampering for you!  They do not make any money this day, but instead use the $45 day fee to
 treat you like a queen with all of the items listed above.

I haven't received the registration form yet - BUT I do know this crop fills up quickly!  So -
 if you are interested in being put on the mailing list - please contact Ruthann Rutherford at 484-459-9265 OR email her at docruthann@comcast.net.  Space is limited, and is first come, first serve.
I hope you can join us for this AMAZING day of crafting!!

If you would like to schedule your OWN PARTY to get some AMAZING Hostess rewards, contact me soon to get your date scheduled in fall of 2017

September 1st was the RELEASE of our HOLIDAY EXPRESSION mini-book!!  IT's the perfect time to get some friends together for a night of crafting!!  I'd LOVE to share with YOU and your friends all the NEW goodies Close To My Heart has coming our way!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Hostess Club Details

Starting again in September 2017!!!

2017 HOSTESS CLUB details!  

It's that time of year again, our Spring Hostess Club is coming to an end, and we are starting our next go around!!  The main reason we have a CLUB going on, is so that as you create the monthly kit, you get memories preserved AND a FUN "extra" ...YOU can earn FREE CTMH goodies when joining this CLUB!! J

Check out these details for the Hostess Club …

**We will begin in September 2017 workshop & it will last for 6 months.
**We need to know WHO will be a part by August 24, 2017
***We need at least 6 people for EACH club that we begin….so YES – we can have more than 1 club going on at the same time!! 

What is a Hostess Club??  

A Hostess Club is a group of ladies that commit to order for the next 6 months so that EACH of the people involved will get a chance to BE a HOSTESS one of these months to EARN FREE Close To My Heart PRODUCTS!   Wahoo!!!

As a CLUB attendee, you will purchase $30 or more in CTMH product each month, and we will use those products to create 4-6 pages EACH month at the scrapbooking class (if you choose to attend).
OR - if you'd rather purchase other products than what we are creating with - that's ok too!!

This is a GREAT way to BUDGET your scrapbooking purchases and get a LOT of scrapbooking completed!!! No longer will your scrapbooking supplies pile up in your drawers…you will actually USE what you purchase! J

  • Gives you MORE hands-on time with your Scrapbooking tools!!
  • Familiarize yourself with the wonderful How-To books designed by Close To My Heart.
  •  Consultant to instruct and assist you. (that’s me! J )  
  • Night out with the girls! (Wahoo!)  
  • Helps you slowly build your supplies without breaking the bank! 
  • Each Hostess is guaranteed at LEAST $25 in FREE products during their Hostess month! (most hostess' reach $40 of free goodies or more!) 
  • FREE catalog/idea book for as long as you are a member of club. 
  • Sneak peek/preview of the Seasonal Expression mini books that are released throughout the year. J
  • EARLY notice of all specials...
  • FUN, extra goodies from me, for being a part of the club. 

Even if you are not local to me…you can STILL join this club!  

By placing your order on the special link each month, you will have the order shipped directly to you, and then you will receive handouts and directions from me on tips to completing this workshop!! 
Maybe you HAVE a group of 6 friends (local or long distance)   that would like to take advantage of the extra benefits in joining this Hostess Club? I would love to support you in this way!  Contact me to get your CLUB started!

Whether you live far or near – you can JOIN this Hostess Club today!!!

Contact me by August 24, 2017 to sign up, and please let me know if you have any questions on how YOU can join us for this FABULOUS way to get FREE crafting goodies!!!!


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