Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Only 5 days left

Just 5 days left, you don't want to miss out!  Join my team - Lone Star Stampers by October 31st and you will get $100 in extra Close to my Heart products.  If you've ever considered getting a discount on the products you love, or having extra income, then I can help you get started.  Contact me and I will send you the information... no obligation, just information.
 Linda Wiedner
Lone Star Stampers Team

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stamp, scrap and chat night

It is so much fun to get together with friends to laugh, talk and even get some crafting done.
Every 3rd Friday of the month I have Stamp, scrap and chat night.  The girls bring their projects (cards or scrapbook pages) to make and I provide my stamps, inks, tools and whatever help they need.  If you are interested in joining us let me know.

sitting - Sandi and Robin  standing - Cindy, Laurie W. , Laurie H. and me

Cathy and I

Gift Card Holder made by Cindy

Cindy made this cute gift card holder for a baby gift at Stamp, scrap and chat night.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stay Tuned

I am working on several workshops that I want to have before Christmas.  One is a scrapbook for Halloween using paperbags, another one is cards, a scrapbook album and a decorated box to put them in. And my yearly Christmas Workshop. At the Christmas workshop  I will have over 12 projects for you to make.  Some are gift card holders,  decorated bags, tags, small gifts for you to give and lots more.   So check back here on my blog for pictures and dates of the workshops.
The Christmas one is already set for Saturday Dec. 3.  So if you are interested please leave me a message.
Thanks and happy stamping. (:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Stamp of the Month - Holiday Magic

S1110 Holiday Magic, October 2011 Stamp Of The Month

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October Hostess Stamp Club

This is the other card that the girls made at our October hostess stamp club.  They used the October Stamp of the month stamp set Holiday Magic.  You can purchase this stamp set for $17.95 or if you spend $50 you can get the stamp of the month for $5

                                                          Happy stamping    (:

October Hostess Stamp Club

This is one of the two cards that the girls made at the October hostess stamp club.  I gave them a choice of the background papers.

The cup is embossed using clear embossing powder. The spoon is embossed using silver embossing powder.
The stamp set used is A1109  A Sip  $6.95.
Paper pack used X7146B  Wonderland

Friday, October 7, 2011

Follow Jeanette Lynton's Blog During October for Cricut Ideas

Jeanette Lynton, CEO and founder of Close to My Heart is posting some wonderful artwork each day this month using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart. Check out her website and see some creative work every day this month.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CKC Scrapbook Convention in San Marcos

I got to go the the scrapbook convention with a few of my friends. 
Tammy, Bobbi, Robin, Cindy, Laurie and me. I love hanging out with my stamping friends. 

This was Tammy and Cindy's second day at the convention. And Sandi worked the whole 2 days. 

Sandi and I . 

Christmas Wishes Layout

The basic layout was from a CTMH consultant Karen but my friend Cathy put her touch on it.
There are a lot of the new products from CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  Those tags are called Holiday Pockets. She also used our Dimensional Elements chipboard Flurry. One of the snowflakes she sponged ink to get the blue color. The words Christmas Wishes are the color-ready Alphabets in cork.  They are so cool. If you are interested in purchasing any of the new products either contact me or you can order from my website.

September Hostess Project Club

These are the projects we did last month in my monthly hostess project club.  I have openings if you are interested in joining us.

My husband cut these blocks out of an 8' post. We decorated with cardstock and Mischief Level 2 papers. The letter B was cut out using the Art Philophsy cricut cartridge. The pumpkins are from a discontinued stamp set from CTMH but I still love using it.

This is a candy slide card. I found the directions on Split Coast Stampers.  I used the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge on the labels. I love that cartridge.

This is a match book style card.

Don't you just love those eyes.

Dreamin' Card Workshop

These are the cards that the girls made at a workshop I had last Saturday.  Thanks to Cindy, Tammy, Susan, Jo Anne, Bobbi, Maria, Vicki, Lisa and Terry for helping me celebrate National Card Making Day with the workshop.  I bought the template for the cards from a former CTMH consultant Nona. I love her templates. In fact I bought another one that I will be having a workshop on soon.  Check back for pictures and the date of the workshop.
I used Close To My Heart's newest Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy to cut out the shapes. This cartridge can cut out over 700 images. I am so loving this product.  If you would like more info on the cartridge contact me.   
 If you are interested in making these cards let me know.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More pictures from Crop Till You Drop #3

My sweet  friend Cathy took a lot of pictures at Crop Till You Drop #3.  Looking through the pictures there is not one of her. ):

I had t-shirts made for the crop. And for my team members(Lone Star Stampers)

More pictures from Crop Till You Drop #3

 Crop Till You Drop #3 was on Sept. 6 at the 
Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center 
(Big Red Barn)


Welcome to my blog.  Let me tell you a little about myself.  First of all I do not consider myself  a writer. So with that said if I make some grammar mistakes you can blame it on my Cajun background. (: 
My first job is a teacher assistant for the past 13 years with preschool handicap children.  Most days I love my job. It is not easy but very rewarding for me. My second job that I am most passionate about is an independent consultant for Close To My Heart.  We sell stamping and scrapbooking supplies. I think the best in the business.
  I have always love crafting. I have done sewing (made every Halloween costume for my 2 children),  stain glass and  cross stitch.  But when a friend (Bobbi) took me to a stamping party 10 years ago, I fell in love with making my own cards and gifts using stamps.  I signed up to be a consultant in Sept. 2003 and have loved every minute.  I currently have 2 hostess clubs each month. And I have workshops every month or so. And I even have hosted 3 scrapbooking crops.  I really do love to show/teach ladies how fun it is to create with stamps, papers and embellishments. My  husband added my craft room  onto our house 4 years ago.  I enjoy when my friends and customers can join me for a night or day of crafting. I have lots of room for us to spread out.
  I search the internet of fellow ctmh consultants to see their fabulous work. I get my inspiration from them.  I am hoping I can post my artwork for you to enjoy and get ideas from.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon.