I am sure many of you have heard of "Close to My Heart", a scrapbooking and stamping company. They have products that are designed for beginner to expert crafters, they carry stamps, inks, beautiful papers, embellishments, brads, adhesives, and thousands of products. Actually, the variety of what they carry is very impressive and Thursday night, I had the opportunity to see their quality.
Their idea books are full of inspiring designs. Here's the Spring/Summer 2011 Cover & a few of the designs that I thought were cute. You can see them all here: http://www.closetomyheart.com/Products/Online_Idea_Book.aspx
Similar to "Tupperware parties" or "CaBi shows", there are Close to My Heart consultants that help hostesses throw parties and sell Close to My Heart products at your home. On Thursday, I tested it out at my house. Our consultant Jen was enthusiastic and led us in a great project of making book mark corners.
First, we enjoyed some wine and I cooked some food, then we sat around my dining room table and crafted. Lisa said she wasn't a crafter, but turns out she's a closet crafter…. Her corner bookmark turned out so cute.
Here's Kendel stamping & one side her bookmark.
It was such a relaxed and fun environment. Here I am stamping & having a good time! Karen, too!
In the end, Kendel and I ordered a BUNCH of products for the PSA Essentials craft room. We got a distressing tool, several different paper packages, a set of inks, and my favorite: a tool to clean your stamps!
Anyone can have a Close to My Heart party. The best part about it is that the consultant works with you, you two decide on the project you want to create, and she brings everything! And your guests have the opportunity to purchase Close to My Heart products in a very comfortable setting. I'd recommend this highly! Go here to find out more: http://www.closetomyheart.com/What_We_Do/Be_a_Hostess.aspx
Let us know by leaving a comment - have you ever been to a Close To My Heart party?