Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And the Winners are...

I know you have all been anxiously awaiting to hear who the lucky winners of the doorprizes are.  Well the wait is over.

The Claire Paper Pack goes to Paula Lehman

The Wheel of Life Stamp goes to Donna Coble

The Assorted Canvas chipboard alphabets and shapes goes to Gaea Pabon

The Who's your Valentine Kit goes to Michelle Byers

The Memory Cube goes to Claudine Bevan

Thank you all for the fun time last week and for enjoying the love of papercrafting as much as I do.  I really appreciate each and every one of you.

Blessings

Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Open House Make N Takes

OK...so today is the big day.  It's not to let to come on out to my Open House tonight 7-9pm.  I am so excited to share the Free Make N Takes with you.  The first is a 5x7 frame decorated with flowers from the New Hello Blooms Stamp set available 2/1.  The flowers were cut from the Art Philosohpy and the Artiste cartridge.
 A Closer Look
The card is inspired by the CTMH art department and is pictured on pg 102.  It is also one of the patterns in the Make It From Your Heart Idea Book (9035) for $7.95.  I am super proud myself because I used my sewing machine.  It was just my second time.  I used the La Belle Paper that is sold out and the Card Chatter Sympathy Stamp set.
If you are interested in details of the Open House tonight check out this post.  Or if you would like to place an order to take advantage of the free gift with purchase and door prizes, email me at livescraplove@gmail.com.
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544

Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring/Summer CTMH Open House



Close to my Heart
Spring/Summer Open House
  • Monday January 21, 2013  1-3pm and Tuesday, January 22, 2013  7:00pm
  • Hosted by Nickie Hoffer
  • 717-665-0544
  • My Home
  • 6325 Bayberry Ave
  • Manheim, PA 17545
Please join me at my Close to my Heart Spring/Summer Open House to see new product and get your hands on the New Idea Book. We will be making a home d├ęcor piece and a card for Free. So come for the fun, friends, and yummy refreshments. I will be having my Open House over 2 days to suit everyone’s schedules: January 21st from 1pm-3pm and January 22nd from 7pm-9pm. If you can’t make it during those times but would still like to place an order, just give me a call and I will get your new catalog to you. There will be free gifts with purchase and door prizes. Hope to see you there.
Free gifts with purchase

Free with $30 purchase
Choose your own monogram stamp free with a $30 purchase. ($2.95 value)

Free Sparkles with $50 purchase
Choose your own sparkles Free with a $50 purchase.  Choose from a variety of colors: Black & Grey, Blue & Green, Brown & Tan, Clear, Red, Pink and Purple, and the New Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles or Pink Glitter Gems. ($2.95-$3.95 value)
Free Demensional Elements or Stickease with $80 purchase
Choose from a variety of embellishments either our compliments demensional elements chipbaord or stickease which perfectly coordinate with our paper packs. ($4.95 value)
Free Paper Pack with $100 purchase
Choose from any of the new paper packs available Feb 1st: Chantilly, Buzz and Bumble, For Always, Claire, Later Sk8r, Surf’s Up or Tommy. ($9.95 value)
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Snowflake Card

Here is a card, I adapted from the amazing Wendy Coffman. Here is her card and her amazing blog, sure to inspire you.  I loved hers and had the intent to duplicate it for a gathering, but it had several layers and sewing.  I decided to simplify it a little.  Here is the end result.  I would love your feedback!
Supplies Used: Snowflake Stamp set, Cashmere Cardstock, Desert Sand Cardstock, Shimmer Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Gray Twine, Prisma Glitter, Desert Sand Ink, White Daisy Ink, White Daisy Cardstock, and bling from Haunted Assortment.  Check out my website here to get your supplies.
 
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Easy Fried Ice Cream Dessert

For those of you who brought in the new year by vowing to exercise and avoid sweet treats, avert your eyes now.  If you look at this yummy desert, you will not be able to resist.  I had tried my first attempt at making coconut shrimp.  It was an utter fail and I did not take a photo to record it.  It browned too quickly in the oil and didn't taste like anything.  But because I had extra coconut, I got the urge for some fried ice cream.  I found the original recipe here and modified it quite a bit.
It was delicious.  Here is what you need: 1/4 c of butter (melted), 1 1/4 c of rice krispies, 1 1/4 c of cinnamon toast crunch, 1 1/2 c of coconut,  and reduced fat ice cream sandwiches.
1) Mix everything but the ice cream.
2) Bake in the oven at 300 x 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
3) Pour mixture over ice cream sandwich and add chocolate sauce.

Try it, you will not regret it and then leave a comment.
 
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Final Christmas Activity



I know its New Year's Day and here I am showing you our latest Christmas craft.  But I always buy the ginger bread items after Christmas because they are cheaper.  So this is the first year, we tried a tree instead of a house and it was super easy.  I would recommend it to anyone who has little ones and doesn't want to get frustrated during the task.  Time to take down the tree and get ready for the new year. 
Happy New Year to your and yours!
 
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.ctmh.com/nickiehoffer
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-665-0544