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 September 2017! 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!!


Please NOTE....
The  Seasonal Expression 2 "mini-book" is retiring on August 31, 2017!!! 

If you haven't checked it out yet...feel free to click on the photo below to browse this AMAZING book full of NEW goodies from Close To My Heart!! 

AND....if you'd like to see the list of items that are RETIRING ("Going Soon!")  Please CLICK HERE!

Our upcoming CARD CLASS....and some "out of the box" thinking! :)   

Check out these AMAZING cards, created by the fabulous consultant & crafter - Michelle Snyder!  This card set is so BEAUTIFUL....and it gets even better :) .....anyone want to GUESS where you got this CTMH "paper"? 

....I LOVE it....she used the   Z3330 Cut Above Layout Kit - Party Time to complete this set of cards!!!  WOW!!

Who can join me on Friday morning, August 11th at 9:30am, to create this set of 20 cards??  :) :)  I hope you can join me!!   

Seating is limited, so please RSVP today! :)  We need a final count of those that can attend by Thursday, August 3rd. 
We will be incorporating some BRAND new Stamp sets & Thin Cuts into the mix, since some of the products Michelle used on her original instructions, are now retired. :)  I can't WAIT for our class time together!! 

You can bring along your paper trimmers, & we'll work together to cut this "scrapbooking" kit into card size pieces! :)  Printed instructions will be provided. :) 

The Basic kit to create 20 birthday cards includes:
- 20 card base & envelopes
- 1 Cut Above "Happy Birthday" kit
- 1 yd. of black shimmer trim
- printed instructions 
COST $28.00 (that's $1.40 per card!) 

You will be able to use my stamp sets & thin cuts to complete these cards. 
I used...
B1537 Birthday Sparkles
D1747 Happily Ever After (NEW! stamp  for word "celebrate")
Z3359 Hi There - Thin Cuts (NEW!) 

To BRING along: 
Paper Trimmer
Black Journaling Pen
3d Foam Tape
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

Please let me know if you have ANY questions! :)  I look forward to having you join us for a FUN morning of crafting together! :) 


Thursday, August 17th from 6-9:30pm
Friday, August 18th from 12-4:30pm

Stay TUNED for more details!! ;) 


***Jack Scrapbooking WYW class
Monday, August 21 @ 6:45 pm @ my home
RSVP by Monday, August 7th 

>>>If there is INTEREST to having a daytime class…I can do that too! J  I just need at LEAST 4 people (of preferably more J)to attend, to hold a morning class. J Gather a group of friends together, and let’s get a morning (or afternoon) class scheduled on the same day!! J

What a FUN, paper pack...& a great collection to use on a variety of events! :)
Here is a list of items included in this Workshops Your Way (WYW) kit...
Use the materials and the WYW online guide to create three traditional layouts.

ANYONE is welcome to come to the class, even if you are not a part of my Hostess Club.
  Please RSVP by August 7th  OR contact me after this date to see if there is still room available for you to join us! 
J Come join us this night, to see what Workshop class is all about and you may decide to join an upcoming Hostess Club!

These KITS 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.

Layout 2

Layout 3

Notice in the photo above, (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.  J

If you'd like to use the cut apart PML (picture my life) cards that are included in the SOME KINDA WONDERFUL 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. J 

The 2 designs we'll be using for this month's workshop are Z3243 - Design 2 (4x6 pockets) and Z3246 - Design 4 (4x3 pockets)

>>>>After creating these layouts…you can then 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 “Jack- 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 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!!

 If you DO decide you'd like to create the cards....maybe you don't want to cut out the stamped images.  Well – check it OUT!!! Close To My Heart NOW carries matching 
Thin Cuts!  (When you see a BLUE line around the images, you will know that there is a, matching metal die we call, Thin Cuts, available!)

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.J  

So 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...August's WYW class you will need...
***G1129 Jack Workshop Your Way kit - $26.95 & then YOUR CHOICE of ADDITIONAL item(s) to equal your $30 monthly Hostess club commitment.  

*****Make sure to join " Hostess Club party" link! 

Laurie is the hostess this month! J *****

Tuesday, September 12, 2017–All Day Crop & Holiday Expression debut 
 While the NEW Annual Inspirations IDEA BOOK will debut August 1st (see these new goodies at my FALL Open House listed above) there will ALSO be a NEW Holiday Expressions mini-book that will debut on September 1st!!!  This calls for another CELEBRATION!!! 

Come join me on Tuesday, Sept 12th  at New Covenant Menn Church in New Holland. You can just stop in to see these new goodies OR why not stay the day and join us for our ALL DAY CROP and get some crafting completed!!
Join us for this FUN, crafty day and enjoy your chance at winning some prizes, some extra goodies & FUN of the Holiday Expressions mini-book! J  Everyone gets their OWN free copy of this newest addition!!


Christmas Card making day @ New Covenant Church in Hinkletown!
It’s that TIME of year again!!!!  Another SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Christmas Cardmaking Card day!!

I am EXCITED about this year’s event – as I will be running things a bit differently this year! J  I know many of you were hoping the Christmas Card Day would continue, & I enjoy this day so much….I couldn’t quite let it go.  I really enjoy this day too, and it gets us all into the festive spirit! J  So…I thought this year we would “RE-VAMP” & change things up a bit to make it a Christmas Cardmaking Class! J 
This event will take place on Sat., September 24th and you will choose 1 of  2 times to come join me! J
Would you prefer to create your Christmas Cards in the morning from 8:30am-11:30am?
OR….does the afternoon shift from, 1pm-4pm, work best for you?

The plan will be to create 8-10 cards during our time together AND we will be using all BRAND NEW goodies from CTMH!!!  Wahoo!!!
Wednesday, Sept 27th 9am-5pm  –Holiday Stop n Shop @ Churchtown Fire Company

This is a FAVORITE event of mine, and one I look forward to every year! J  Join me to see all the NEW goodies from CTMH, and see what other home business' have to offer too!  A great place to get a variety of holiday gifts, all in one location!  Stay tuned for more details coming soon! :) 



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/


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! :) 

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

May 1st was the RELEASE of our 3rd mini book - our Seasonal Expression 2...and 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!!!!