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August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014
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Register Now for My Girls Day Out 
12 Hour Crop 

Date:  September 20th

Time:  9 am - 9 pm

Sycamore View Church 
of Christ
1910 Sycamore View
Memphis, TN

For details and to register, please go to 

My workshops are filling up fast so I have added a few more dates, changed my scrapbooking layout workshop to give you more value and more exciting designs, and added a Stamp of the Month workshop.

I have also added some special ways for you to save money with your workshops, so be sure and scroll down to see my upcoming workshops.

Like to save money and get lots of free products?

Consider joining my virtual club.  Scroll down for more information and to sign up.  

I am offering a special bonus.  Sign up for my Virtual Club before August 15th (starts in August) and get a FREE new paper pack with your first order!!  (Your choice)
August Workshops

All workshops can be ordered as kits with complete instructions.  Postage will be charged if your kit is mailed to you.  

Can't come on these dates?  Invite some friends and have it at your house.  
For your convenience, I accept payment by PayPal but will also accept payment with credit card or cash at the event.  You must RSVP if you are attending so I can have your materials ready.  

Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Layout Workshop

I am so EXCITED!  I found some incredible (and a better value) scrapbooking workshops for you to make.  

This workshop was designed by Beckie Lehman.  If you are not local to Memphis, please contact Beckie on her website.  

Wow! Make these three 2 page layouts in one evening! You will receive step by step instruction showing you how to put together these beautiful layouts. You will learn how to ruffle ribbon, use a mini-stapler to embellish your layout, add washi tape in unexpected places to give your layouts increased WOW!, stamping on your scrapbooking layouts, and how to easily apply overlays to your layouts.

An added Bonus - Take or purchase 5 of my Scrapbooking Layout Workshops and get your 6th workshop for free!  (From August 10 - February 28, 2015)

What do you need to bring? Your favorite adhesive and some scissors. That is it!

Wednesday, August 20 @ 6 pm 
(RVSP by 8/17) 
Thursday, August 28 @ 6 pm 
(RSVP by 8/24)
Friday, August 29 @ 10 am 
(RVSP by 8/24)

Cost:  $29.50 

Place:  8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016

RSVP to or call/text to (901) 218-1847


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Brite White Card Workshop -
Just added new dates!

At this workshop designed and inspired by Wendy Coffman, we will make this fun 10 card set of whimsical cards using our new embossing folders using our White Daisy cardstock.  Add the color using our wonderful new ShinHan alcohol markers.

I will be shipping these kits if you cannot attend my workshop.

Thursday, August 21 6 pm 
(RSVP by 8/17)

 Wednesday, August 27 10 am 
(RSVP by 8/23) 

Saturday, August 30 10 am 
(RSVP by 8/26) 

Sunday, August 31 2 pm 
(RSVP by 8/27)

Cost:  $20 

Place:  8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016

RSVP to or call/text to (901) 218-1847


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August Stamp of the Month Workshop

Join me for the August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot! Workshop and make a card, a gift bag, and a one page layout with our cute owl stamp set.


Tuesday, August 19 @ 10 am
(RSVP by 8/15)
Tuesday, August 19 @ 6 pm
(RSVP by 8/15)
Wednesday, August 27 @ 6 pm
(RSVP by 8/24)

Cost:  $8

Place:  8813 River Rise Dr., Cordova, TN 38016

RSVP to or call/text to (901) 218-1847


**** For all workshops:  Place a $25 order (retail) at the workshop and receive $5 off of your workshop.  Bring a friend who has never been to my workshop and both of you receive a free gift.

Basic supplies needed for all workshops:  Adhesive and scissors.  

Virtual Club
  • Do you want FREE Product?                                        
  • Do special monthly promotions make you happy?            
  • Would you like to earn a Cricut Collection at 1/2 price?
A Virtual Club is a totally online club.  There are no meetings and no projects.  The club has 6 members and runs for 6 months.  Each member places a $25 minimum monthly order by the 15thof each month by emailing their order to me.
 What do club members receive?
  • Free Idea Books before all other customers                     
  • Free Current Petite Perk (an adorable mini stamp set)       
  • Free Stamp of the Month the month you are hostess       
  • 1 week advance notice of all Close to My Heart Promotions                                                               
  • Monthly Club Only Promotion when there is no Close to My Heart Promotion - You will always have a promotion! 
  • Monthly Club Only Contest                                          
  • Earn FREE Hostess Rewards - One Hostess Month - you will receive at least $25 in free product and possibly qualify for a 1/2 price item or two (many love the Cricut Collections!)                                                             
  • Special discounted and exclusive Hostess Only Stamp Sets 
  • Buy on a monthly budget                                            
  • $5 off one workshop each month (your choice)
What do you do to sign up?

First come, first serve.  

Pick your Hostess month (the month with the Stamp of the Month that you LOVE!!!) if available.  

Sign up now or email me at  

Sign up by 8/15 and choose a free paper pack from our new catalog!

August Promotion

Picture Perfection!
During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3.00! 

Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3.00 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!
Offer valid August 1, 2014-August 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month

S1408 What a Hoot

This stamp set is so fun!  It is great with paper piecing or coloring in with our new ShinHan alcohol markers.  

With a minimum qualifying purchase of $50, get this D-size Stamp of the Month set of 17 stamps for a discounted price of only $5! 


You can make your purchase on my website and have it sent directly to you.
Melinda Everitt, Sr. Director
Close to My Heart Independent Consultant
901-218-1847 (cell)
8813 River Rise Dr.
Cordova, TN 38016

August 10, 2014

Welcome to the August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk It Up Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Denise Elliott.}  Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog on the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have listed all of the participating blogs at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

This month our Stampers with an Attitude are making artwork using our new paper line called Chalk It Up.  Chalk It Up is incredibly cool!  It will be great for school pictures as well as cards for teens, one of the hardest group to make cards for.

I have been creating tons of artwork with Chalk It Up this past week.  I have decided that I want to stop accumulating scraps, so I am trying to use every last piece of paper, every puffy sticker from the assortment, and every chipboard complement.  

I had some pretty cool chipboard complements left so I started with them (along with paper scraps) to make my card.

This is a sweet card for my 11 year old grandson.  He is constantly telling me that he is AWESOME!  So I knew that I needed to use this banner for him.  He has been through so much and he does amaze me every day with his resilience.  Love him to pieces!

In digging through my scraps, I found the Sorbet sunburst and the White Daisy circle, both cut from different projects.  SCORE!!!  I used more scraps!  The stars are more Chalk It Up Complements and the only non-Chalk It Up embellishments are the Gold Bling Gems and the Teal Shimmer Trim.  Even boys have to have a little bling!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Melissa Robinson}. 

August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk it Up Blog Hop List 
  1. Melinda Everitt ~
  2. Melissa Robinson ~
  3. Sheila Bennett ~
  4. Debbie Andrews ~
  5. Fawn Carriker~
  6. Catherine Nowak~
  7. Di Crawford ~
  8. Barbi Kelley ~
  9. Belinda McLane -
  10. Jen Patrick-
  11. Christy Geyer ~  
  12. Angela Garcia ~
  13. Sue Latta ~
  14. Denise Elliott ~

Below is a list of supplies used.  They can be purchased on my website and sent directly to you!

Supplies Used

August 6, 2014

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Adeline Brill's Blog.}   We have 54 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Annual Inspiration New Product Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.                                                                                                        
Our Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations went live on August 1st and it is jam-packed with over 250 new products! 

I tried to use as many new products as I could on one card.  Here it is.

I have used our new pink cardstock called Pixie for the card  base.  This is a 5" x 7" card.  I cut our Black card stock at 4.75" x 6.75" and ran it through my cuttlebug, using the new Close to My Heart Floral embossing folder.  I spritzed some water on the cardstock before I embossed it to help reduce cracking of the cardstock.  I wanted to preserve the black color for this card.

The patterned paper is from our new paper pack called Brushed.  The floral paper measures 2.5" x 6".  The Pear polka dot patterned paper is 2.5" x 5".  I stamped the cute shopper on a 2" x 4.5" piece of  White Daisy cardstock using our Black pigment ink.  Then I colored it in with our ShinHan Twin markers.  I really enjoyed coloring with these markers.  They are so smooth.

I popped up the stamped panel with our new thin 3D Foam Tape.  Now my cards are not going to cost me 45 cents to make and $7 to mail!

I added a 4.75" of one of the zip strips from Brushed with a piece of our Gold Shimmer Trim on it.  A girl has to have a little glitter, doesn't she?  I finished up the card with a cute little metal flower from the Brushed Assortment.  The flower has a silver bling in the middle but I wanted it to be gold so I replaced it with a gold Bling Gem so it would match my Shimmer Trim.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Lori Brown's Blog.}

The cute little shopper is from the stamp set entitled Better With a Friend.  It cannot be purchased but with a minimum qualifying gathering, you can get it for FREE as part of your Hostess Rewards. If you are interested in setting up a gathering, please email me and I will contact you.

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  

Supplies Used

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