Tuesday, May 28, 2019

July 6th crop information

Scrapbooking all day!!
Do I need to say anything more??

Sat. July 6th, 2019
9am - 7pm
Lisa's House

Come work on whatever you want to!
Bring your own lunch, or order delivery from Dominoes.

On June 17th at 10:00 a PayPal button will appear below.
Click on the button to purchase your ticket for the crop.

A new window will open and your item and price ($15) will automatically show at the top right.

1) You can log into PayPal to pay.

2) Pay as a guest by clicking on "Pay with a credit or debit card" at the bottom of the screen

After you pay, I will receive notification from PayPal and I will email you to confirm your payment. If you don't receive a confirmation email from me, please contact me because it means your payment did not go through correctly.

Tickets for the crop are non refundable. If for some reason you can not attend the crop, you are responsible for selling or giving the ticket to someone else if you would like.

PayPal button will appear on
Monday June 17, 2019
at 10:00 AM

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Card Kits

I love the kits that CTMH desgins for their customers.

Their card kits are so great and I love that they coordinate with the papers offered in the scrapbooking kits.

Here is the Grateful For You Card kit that coordinates with the Sweet Girl Paper collection.   And also some additional cards I created from the kit.

When you order this kit, you get all the supplies to make the cards in the CTMH instructions (except the ink pads).  I then take these papers and do some additional card designs for you.  And this month I also added the Stamp of the Month - which I just LOVE!  So order the kit from me and get some additional card designs emailed to you.


I think this is a great way for you to be able to make the cards you want to.  And remember that

Until next time,

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The World is Yours

National Scrapbooking Month

Thank you CTMH for another wonderful special paper collection.  This one has been created especially for National Scrapbooking Month and will be available to order starting May 1st.  

I have used this paper and stamp set to create 4 page layouts for you.  I hope you enjoy these pages as much as I enjoyed working with this paper. 

One of the best things about these collections is that everything coordinates.  I love the bicycle stamp as well as the title stamp.  And the stickers are just so great!  

Starting May 1st, check out all the options that Close To My Heart has given us!  Order only the supplies you want to have.  But of course, the bundle is such a bargain you might just have to get it all!  

My page designs used the patterned pages, the cardstock and the stamp set.  Order at least $25 in product from my website and I'll send you the instructions for these pages for free!  

Thanks to CTMH for their beautiful page instructions and to Tina Lovell (fellow consultant) for inspiration. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

May 4th Crop

Scrapbooking all day!!
Do I need to say anything more??

Sat. May 4th, 2019
9am - 7pm
Lisa's House

Come work on whatever you want to!
Bring your own lunch, or order delivery from Dominoes.

Please click the PayPal button below to purchase your ticket.
A new window will open and your item and price will automatically show at the top right.

Tickets for the crop are non refundable. If for some reason you can not attend the crop, you are responsible for selling or giving the ticket to someone else if you would like.

1) You can log into PayPal to pay.
2) Pay as a guest by clicking on "Pay with a credit or debit card" at the bottom of the screen

Button will appear on Monday April 22, 2019
10:00 AM

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Scrap With Class - Keeping up with it all

I know sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the events going on in your life.  
I hope these places will make it a bit easier to keep up with my classes: 

http://www.scrapwithclass.com/   Online calendar so you can see when my events are and plan ahead

https://www.facebook.com/ScrapWithClass?ref=hl   is my public business page where I post all of my events and you can sign up for classes.  Make sure to "like" this page and "follow" it to get all the details on upcoming events

Sign up for my monthly newsletter by email: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Extra "Something Fierce" Pages

After page class, I try to take my leftovers and use them up.  I took the CTMH page directions and was able to do some pages with their designs.  I just love how everything coordinates and I can change this up to use up leftover paper! 

I'm not scrapbooking little kids' pictures anymore, but this dinosaur page can be used for pictures of my husband and I.  Because we still do little kid stuff! 

This layout was one from CTMH for consultants during one of our training sessions.  As a former math teacher, I was thrilled to create with triangles. 

Next will be creating some cute cards with this paper!

Get this paper collection while it lasts: 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Something Fierce

I love all the new papers in the Close To My Heart Seasonal Idea Book that runs from Jan. 1 through April 30th.

I create a page class for each of the paper suites in the catalog, and this time I started with the "Something Fierce" kit.

Using the Workshop Your Way kit and a few extra sheets of cardstock (5 white and 1 black), I have created 2 layouts of non-dino pages.

This layout was inspired by fellow consultant Gay Fitzallen and she put her travel photos on them.  I just loved the look of the white/black/white photo matting.  I also love to gets lots of pictures on each page and this qualifies.

And I just couldn't do this page without any dinosaurs, so I snuck one in at the bottom!!  

The second page layout I created for class was inspired by a layout from CTMH.  I love the look of the pink stripe mixed with the blue ombre paper.  This layout can easily be made into a dinosaur page by just flipping over all the patterned paper!  I made this page to celebrate my achievement - conquering my fear of heights to climb a mountain!  I did it!  I'll have to share this page later with my pictures on it.

Layering the embellishments makes a great title.  

If you are interested in doing these pages, I provide the complete cutting and assembly guide for free when you order the kit from my website.  

If you are a fellow CTMH consultant, you may purchase the entire instructional guide for just $6.  Click here to order one of my page classes.  And include a note about which page class you would like.    

My team members get all my paper guides for free.  Join my team in February and get 5 free stamp sets.  And if you are a returning consultant, February has a special offer for you - join with the no kit option.  The cost is $50 and you get $50 in CTMH cash AND the 5 free stamp sets!!   Contact me to join my Scrap With Class team!  

Happy Crafting! 

Lisa McCown            
Teacher ~ Organizer ~ Scrapbooker             
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Christmas Advent Calendar

Have you seen the advent calendar in the new Close To My Heart catalog?    It uses the new digital Cricut cartridge called "Season of Joy" and it has several projects on the cartridge including this calendar.

I have re-created one similar to the one in the catalog and will be offering it as a class on Oct. 2nd.  Lots of cutting and card stock to create this!  But it is beautiful! 

Let me do all the cutting and prepping for you!  Contact me for more information.

Memories in the Making calendar kit!

Check out this super quick & easy Memories in the Making layout kit!

https://youtu.be/XBjUV69vHcA to see all the pages in this project!
You can use it as the calendar or just use the layouts for your scrapbook! Or use it as a calendar and then use it in your scrapbook.
It is a “Cut Above” kit meaning you get preprinted pages and everything else is pre-cut or ready to punch out or stick on and assemble. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Create a set of 13 coordinating layouts on your own or join me for an “assembly” class on October 6th.

Class is free with the purchase of the kit. And you can choose which kit to get - just the paper, add on the calendar, and/or add on the stamp sets.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Christmas Cards

I love working on hand made Christmas Cards.  Here are a few I'm working on now.  Thanks to the other CTMH consultants for their inspiration.

I'm also having fun using the new shaker card thin cuts from Close To My Heart.   I want to do one with a Christmas theme! 


I will be hosting a Christmas card class again this year.  The date is Oct. 20th in Malabar at my house or Nov. 2nd in Vero Beach.   Let me know if you would like to join me for class.  Everything is all precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.  Cost is $40.  Or I can mail you a kit. 

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 16, 2018

National Scrapbooking Paper Special

PostCard Perfect - what a great name for this special release paper that CTMH produced for us for National Scrapbooking Month.

Here are pages that you can do with the instructions that you will be provided when you order from me.

I created these 6 pages from the Cut Above Kit.  These kits are so wonderful - so very easy to do, everything included (even the page protectors), and they still look amazing.   The background papers are pre-printed with some of the design, and then all you have to do is add some elements and you have your page complete.  The addition of the elements you add is what gives the pages the handmade look with very little time! 

Item CC5182 Cut Above Kit
These are the preprinted background papers, plus die cuts that you use to create quick and easy scrapbooking pages. 
Materials to make three 2-page layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Also includes four 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™. $24.95

And then there is the designer paper pack (with 16 sheets) and cardstock pack (with 12 sheets).  Along with a special National Scrapbook day stamp, you can create lots of layouts.  Here are three examples. 

I  love the details on these pages.  

  All I did was add Black & White Gems and some foam tape.  The rest was included in the paper kit.

Item CC5181 Paper Pack
SIXTEEN 12" × 12” sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided designs on vellum) $14.95

Item CC5183 
Twelve 12" × 12" cardstock sheets (2 each of Bashful, Canary, mint, Peacock, Sorbet, White Daisy). The mint is a special color just for this paper. The other colors are current CTMH colors. $9.95

But best of all is the special bundle:

Best Deal of All - CC5185 Includes it all 
Includes the following:
1 – My Acrylix® Postcard Perfect stamp set

1 – Cut Above® Postcard Perfect layout kit 
1 – Postcard Perfect paper packet
1 – Postcard Perfect coordinating cardstock
And is offered at a great savings: $67.80 to purchase individually but discounted to $53.95 in the bundle.

These supplies will be available for you to order on May 1st, but I can order supplies for you starting today.  That way they will be available for my event on May 5th, so you can create with your friends.   Let me know which option you want to order! 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Pages

Chelsea Gardens paper is my new favorite paper collection.  Such wonderful spring colors and pretty designs.  I have designed 4 pages and tried some new techniques too.  Order the paper from my website, and I'll send you the directions for the pages for free.

I really enjoyed coloring butterflies on vellum paper.  It added some dimension to my page.

Remember, you can layer stickers and pop them up to create a whole new look.  This embellishment consists of 4 stickers and a gem.

 This is one of the pages designed by CTMH.  You can download the complete instructions for all their pages.  Look on the website right under the "Add to Cart" button.

If you would like to create with this paper, order the Workshop Your Way kit before it retires in April.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall pages!

I love Fall and Fall scrapbooking paper.  So I took some inspiration from fellowCTMH consultants Christina Eisenhour and Doreen Watkins to create these pages.  Thanks fellow crafters!

You can't ever have too many leaves on your pages, but I did try and contain myself.  But here in Florida, colored leaves aren't abundant, so you have to put them on our scrapbooking pages!!

I love the compliments that come with this Falling For You Workshop Kit

Christina used the new CTMH leaf embossing folder to create a great look on the Espresso CardStock.  

Doreen inspired my to use the beautiful patterned paper at the top of this layout.  I love the orange and browns together. 
And the tan photo mats are all from one piece of cardstock - the new double sided ones offer such variety!  And several pieces of cardstock come in your Workshop Your Way kit so you have lots of options for creating.  

If you would like to receive my instructions for cutting and assembling these pages, just order the kit on my CTMH site and let me know so I can email you the file. 
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More Jack Paper

I have been using my leftover Jack pieces to create some more pages and some cards.  I really used this paper up well! 
Thanks to the many talented people who post to internet - I love the inspiration. My friend Marion and I used the Jack paper while working on our Girl's Getaway Scrapbook from our time in Utah when we went for CTMH convention. 

And then we used the last bit of it up creating cards!! 

Hope you made some great things with this paper pack.  I was sad to see it go!

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Jack" Paper Collection

I've been working with the cutest paper!  Jack by Close To My Heart has so many possibilities.

Here I made good use of my new CTMH Cricut cartridge "You Are Here" to make some mountains.

And then because I love mountains (and because I was just in Salt Lake City where there was snow on the mountains), I took it a step further. 

This paper could easily be used for very masculine pages.  But I am going to use them for a trip that my girlfriend and I took to Salt Lake City.  Adding fun stamps and sentiments, along with another of my new Cricut cuts will turn these into some great layouts for a girls getaway.

Jack is only here until the end of August.  So don't miss your chance.