Holiday CTMH Openhouse - December 10th - - - - - - 9am - 5pm

I am so excited to invite everyone I know to my first ever Holiday Openhouse....

Bring a friend and receive a free stamp....

4 Different Create and Take projects available - just $2.00 each

Christmas filled Cookie Swap Tote















Elevator Cocoa Packet card

Demonstrating Studio J Digital Scrapbooking and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge all day

Wonderful gift ideas for those hard to buy for relatives and friends...
All Cash and Carry (instock product) will receive FREE Shipping/Handling and FREE Tax


RSVP SO THAT I KNOW WHEN TO BE EXPECTING YOU !!!!!


Friends, Fun and Fellowship..another great weekend at Camp Palmer

Had a wonderful weekend with a fantastic group of Ladys....making it extra special for me was that two of my long time (sounds better than old) high school friends were also able to attend. And what better way to show you the great time we had than with a Studio J layout.

Holiday Magic 20 christmas card workshop

I just spent the last week designing with this wonderfully versatile stamp set and am very excited to show you what I came up with.  Since this stamp set is only available during the month of October you must sign up for one of my workshops or let me know that you want a mailorder kit before the end of October to gaurentee that I am able to get the stamp set for you.

Currently two workshops are available ....Nov 5th - 3 openings & Nov 26th - 10 openings

 Come Join the fun November 5th or 26th ...  9:00am - 5:00pm
Each guest will receive Holiday Magic stamp set (Cricut Compatible) , embellishments & supplies to create 20 cards / envelopes (2 of each design pictured), Also learn new techniques AND Enjoy a homemade lunch for JUST $45.00 per person
WHAT A DEAL - MUST RSVP BY ASAP limited availability

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" paper trimmer & scissors to all classes

 Mail Order  Option Available

Come learn digital Scrapbooking. Call for your FREE appointment TODAY

Come learn how easy it is to do digital scrapbooking, it is a great way to get caught up as well as save money. Let me show you how. Whether you love Classic Scrapbooking and just want to get caught up OR you love taking pictures and they never seem to make it off your memory card....You need to give Studio J a try. No time to come to class ?? Watching a few How-To Studio J videos will greatly enchance you experiance.

It is so far and in-between that I get to spend the weekend with BOTH of my kids now that they are twenty-two years old and I so enjoyed my weekend at the Electric Car Race in Indianapolis.  WAIT....what  better way to convey my thoughts than with a Studio J Lay-out.
Click on lay-out for a larger view
I'm loving me some Studio J.  Want to scrapbook your event in 30 minute or less ??  If so, click here and try out Studio J !  No obligation to buy....just play!  You do have to create an account but you do not have to make a purchase.  GO AHEAD....try it.  You will fall in love with online scrapbooking.  SIMPLE, FAST and EASY !

Another completely differerent way to use Studio J

This past Fall my family had its first taste of what it is like to NOT have a funeral for your loved one. Let me first say that my mother-in-law passed away suddenly this past October. Her wishes as in her life was to give until the end and she donated her body to science, wished to be cremated, & NO FUNERAL, she did not want to be a burden...WOW... I know that is nice and all...but where is the closure? So I began the journey through her life when I found a huge box of pictures in her closet.
What wonderful therapy it has been and what an everlasting way to remember her life.
Her album arrived last week, of which I purchased one for each family... and also downloaded the album to "Donna's loved ones" on facebook. Currently including long distant family members, however anyone wishing to see the whole album...just let me know and I will add you to the group.
I have received many calls and facebook messages since about how grateful they are and how beautiful the album is. I could tell by the tone in their voices it really did help bring closure to her life. She was a lovely women, always had good things to say about friends and family, sending cards of thanks, sympathy, congrats, birthday etc. even thinking of you cards to everyone she knew. She will be truly missed and in our hearts forever.

Adorn-able Christmas Card Class Nov 19th 10-noon

Wow...look what I designed this weekend, hope you can make one of my card classes....
Create these 3 exquisite holiday cards. Your friends and family will love receiving these artistic card designs from you this season. This workshop uses the “Believe” Level 2 paper packet and the "Adornable” My Acrylix stamp. New techniques learned will be embossing, sponge distressing, no-heat sparkle snow and working with clear cards. in addition to making 3 holiday cards, you will also receive the featured stamp set, & papers to repeat what you have learned at home.

As an added bonus Kim has figured the calculation to make the stamp set Cricut compatable and will have stamp sets marked accordingly.

All this for just $30.00 What a Deal !!

Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & scissors
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12 x 12 trimmer & piercing tool
Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Summer Celebrations & "Cooks Corner" Article

I would have to say as summer comes to a close and I look back at our celebrations, my favorite and most versatile card design I used was the spinner card. It started with our summer family birthday party, in which I made one for everyone celebrating their birthday. Yes it really moves across the card.

Then I altered it a bit for my son Shawn graduating from College in July


And have one ready for his twin sister who is graduating in December. too cute the way the hat spins across the card.
And next came Beginning Day where I used the design for the invitation.

I then received a call from the Daily Sentinal Tribune (see article) they wanted to do an article on my international dinners that I enjoy doing for my Eta Beta sorority sisters and papercrafting students. How much fun it is to cook when each recipe tells a different story.

including all my favorite recipes. This time it will be a soup swap. I started today to develop the perfect Jamaican Pumpkin Soup. My favorite soup since I was a little girl.

The Mackinac Bridge Walk - Flip Cookbook - Digital Scrapbooking

I was so excited when my long time best friend from High School (Sue Pfaff Hughes) called me up and invited me to walk the Mackinac bridge with her. 
What fun I said....but let me plan it. I am what you might call the Frugal traveler...never waste a dollar or a minute of time, see everything you can see.  She had also wanted one of my Flip cookbook kits. So I included that into our itinerary as well. She was able to start it the day before we left and finished it at the hotel the next evening


That first day we traveled up as far as Petosky, because we were told that all the B&B's were full...expecting 65,000 people for Labor Day Bridge Walk. We decided to drive the last 45 minutes up in the morning before the walk. So we stayed at a lovely Best Western in Petosky, asked the front desk person the best place to look for Petosky Stones and the hunt was on.....
This is why I love "Studio J Digital Scrapbooking" fast, simple, inexpensvie & fun to do.

We got up early Labor Day morning...had a delicious warm complimentary breakfast and were on our way to walk the bridge....

Another wonderful Layout. Next we shopped around town, you know fudge, bridge sweatshirt, patch & ate at Scalawags. Delicious. We then decided to find the B&B that I read had a lighthouse room & was within walking distance of shopping to book for next year. So we got in my car turned on the GPS & it said arriving in 57 seconds. Too funny. right behind the store we had been shopping in
Next we drove out to McGulpin Point Lighthouse (it is 2 miles west of the city) climbed the 76 stairs to the top and leaned against McGulpin Rock. (Recorded as far back as 1615 by French Explorers as a navigational aid). Pretty cool.

Our next stop was Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse...just beautiful...and of course what better way to end our day than an Mackinac Ice Cream Cone for an early dinner and drive home.

Cricut® Play Day Sept 17th 10am - 5pm - Scrapbooking Open House & Make-up Day

I finally broke my brand new digital Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge out of the box and had a play day. I developed our new Card Class Structure and am working out the Scrapbook classes next. Then I thought if everyone elses summer has been as hectic as mine. Why not let everyone relax & join in on the fun.

So lets have a PLAY DAY. You can makeup summer missed classes, take one or both of the card classes that I will be teaching, or simply bring your own stuff to work on.... And yes, yes....PLAY WITH THE CRICUT. Also receive a FREE handout - Cricut Machine Tips & Tricks for attending.

Need to RSVP as to times and what you will be doing....so that I am expecting you and ready with supplies.

10-noon "Miracle" Cardmaking Class
1 - 3pm Hooray Bouquet / Cricut® Card Class

Look Foward to seeing everyone :)

Hooray Bouquet / Cricut Card Class - Oct. 15th 10-12

New class structure...Receive same product and make more for less. This class will only be $25.00
Create 2 cards, one small gift box and a gift envelope to celebrate the special events in your lives.  Your friends will love these exclusive designs.  This class includes the "Elemental" pattern paper, the "Hooray Bouquet" My Acrylix stamp set and embellishments to complete these projects.  Learn how to use the new cricut compatable stamp sets for easier faster projects.  Masking technique will also be taught. Let me Show you How.
Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & Scissors.
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12x12 trimmer, 12x12 cricut cutting mat & piercing tool.

EMAIL KIM  for more information and to get registered.

SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

More for Your Money with Close to My Heart Over $90 in free product for placing your order as a group order! THIS DEAL IS FOR LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY

For on-line deal click here
The new idea book has TONS or wonderful new products including the amazing new Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection It comes in a bundle with 3 "D" size stamp set and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements which have matching cartridge images.  The cartridge has 700 images with 32,000 combinations!  Incredible!


"More for your Money" means you receive a minimum of $80 in free product for placing your order!  
This is how the sale works: The offer will be available to the first 10 people who contact me. 
EMAIL KIM or call me at (419-308-0141) right away to join and then start collecting your order(s) of at least $100.  You can check with a couple of your friends for orders and pool them together or place it all on your own. If you want to keep it simple you could just order the Cricut cartridge for $99 (retail value $124.69) and the Stamp of the month called Limited Edition for $5. (retail value $17.95) and you have reached your total. You Must contact me by Sept 27th with your order to receive this Deal.

 EVERYONE who places the minimum $100 order will earn the following rewards!

* $20 in Free product of your choice (Choose from stamp sets, ink, markers, cardstock, scrapbook kits & papers, stickers, acrylix blocks, and more!)


 
 * The Sept Stamp of the Month "Limited Edition" for just $5. ($17.95 value) It's a very versatile set!

* FREE National Stamping Month Special stamp set called: Pair-a-Phrase.  It's 2 very versatile D size stamp sets at a BIG value of $35.90!! See attachment


 Why stop there?.....If you collect $200 in orders, you’ll get double the prizes, $300, triple the prizes, etc.
 
If you don't have a current idea book...hop on over to my website         
Kimberly Thomas Papercrafter
 to view it. Or call me and I will be happy to deliver one to you or put one in the mail.
Remember, you can collect orders from your friends and combine orders to reach the $100 minimum order.  So get started with your wish list right away!
I can’t WAIT to give away all those FREE goodies!! You all know that is my favorite part of my job! :)
Looking forward to your RSVP.  Please contact me soon and let me know you want to be in on this opportunity!

20 Card Mail Order kits availabilty:

Mail Order Option Available

"Life is Tweet" Birthday card workshop kit 
includes stamp set
"Holiday Magic" Christmas card workshop kit 
includes  stamp set

"Tannenbaum" Christmas Card workshop kit
 includes stamp set
"Holiday Wishes" Christmas Card workshop kit 
includes stamp set

Each kit contains featured stamp set, embellishments & supplies

to create 20 cards & envelopes (2 of each design).
Additional supplies needed to complete kit -

Sturdy adhesive, 12” paper trimmer & scissors

Make fantastic gift ideas !


ALTERED ART

ALTERED CRICUT CARTRIDGE BOX

ALTERED JIFFY POP POPCORN

ALTERED ALTOIDS CANDY CASES

Although this box is full of sweets, It has many other uses that are very neat. 
Make a sewing, first aid, or journaling kit to name a few.  Even a card box for gift giving too.
It is whatever you want it to be.  It also fits 14 craft jars perfectly.

PHOTO BRAG BOOK & LARGE PAPERCLIP BOOKMARK

TISSUE STAMPED CANDLE

TILE STAMPED COASTERS




FAVORS through the Seasons

COCOA PACKET ELEVATOR CARDS

MATCHBOOK CANDY HOLDERS
USE M&M'S, SKITTLES OR GHIRARDELLI Squares

ENVELOPE BAGS
made from ordinary envelopes

Base is a toilet paper core

POST-IT NOTE Refrigerator Magnets & Mini Clip Board

ACCORDIAN ANGEL ORNAMENT

TENT CANDY HOLDER

MINI FOLDED EASTER BASKET

WOVEN CARDSTOCK ROUND BASKET

Flip Cookbook Workshop

SCRAP, LAUGH, CHAT, RELAX & EAT.
FRIENDS RECIPES...PRICELESS
Mail Order Option also Available    Print Recipe Cards
Enjoy the day for just $40.00...I would like to invite everyone to a Soup Swap. We will be creating a Display album cookbook, tasting everyone’s creations, while enjoying each others company.
This will be limited to the first 10 paid registrations RSVP ASAP

I designed this book with 24 categories & to hold up to three 4 X 6 cards per page. So that means that it will hold 72 cards. This is sure to be a treasured & versatile recipe book for years to come.

When you arrive we will cut out project to assemble and then everyone can work at their own pace to complete their display album cookbook. I will have sandwiches for lunch along with everyone's soups to sample, so that everyone gets a chance to share.

Feel free to take breaks and enjoy the back deck and/or gazebo then work on your project or just relax.

Included in the cost will be....
* My Creations Display Album
* Boom-di-ada Paper- Level 2
* Ribbon
* 2 sheets of Stickease Stickers
* 12 of Kim’s Special Crop Recipes printed on cards & Ready to use
* Sandwiches for lunch

What you need to bring..... 
* Crockpot of soup to share
    11 copies of your soup recipe, must be printed on a 4 x 6 card.
* Adhesive, glue dots, 12” trimmer & scissors


Olivia Scrapbook Class - $25.00

Mail Order Option also available
Learn how to add 6x6 Flip-flaps to your page to reveal hidden additional photos to your layout.

Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Olivia" level one paper packet and Imagine Lay-out book.
You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments, flip-flaps, stickers and page protectors) Ready for photo’s




Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing.

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Clementine Scrapbooking Workshop
Learn how to add Assorted Flip-flaps to your page to reveal 10 hidden additional photos to your layout. In all this one layout holds 16 photos. 

Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Clementine" and original artwork by Tonia Sheridan.
You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments, flip-flaps and page protectors) Ready for photo’s
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing. And using acrylic stamping and Cricut cuts as your embellishments.

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Moonlight Scrapbooking Workshop
See how creative you can be with the new "Make It from Your Heart" lay-out book, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.

Workshop includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Moonlight" paper. 

You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s. Title lettering is not included

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing. And using acrylic stamping and adhesive backed badges as your embellishments.

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Florentine Scrapbooking Workshop
Once you see how easy it is to create interactive 12 X 12 layouts with Jeanette Lynton’s How-to Book Magic. You will really Believe!!!

Workshop includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Florentine" paper and "Magic" Layout book, learn how to do the filmstrip method on each side of layout. adding an additonal 2 photos per page.

You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing. And using stickease as your embellishments.

Lucky Scrapbooking Workshop
Workshop includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Lucky" paper and "Magic" Layout book, learn how to add 6"x12" Flip- flaps to your page to reveal 2 hidden layouts inside.

You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing And learn how to add fancy folds to your journaling tags.

Stella Scrapbooking Workshop
Workshop includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Stella" paper and "Magic" Layout book, learning how to add an interactive book (holds 9 - 4x6 or 5x7 photos) to one page as shown above.

"36 in one" Scrapbooking Workshop
$20.00 workshop includes 2 hour class instruction, completing Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Caboodle" paper and photo storage Technique.
You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, stickers, ribbon, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photos.

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos.  Fit up to 36 - 4x6 photos on just one page after learning the tricks of using Six-pocket page protectors.

"Games on" Scrapbooking Workshop
Mail Order Option
Do you believe in magic ?? Once you see how easy it is to create interactive 12x12 layouts with Jeanette Lynton's latest how-to book "Magic"....You will really believe ! !

$20.00 workshop includes direction and cutting diagram to complete three12x12 - two-page layouts, featuring "Games On" paper and learn to make interactive slide journaling & small open-up file folder to add to your layouts. 
Kim will be teaching you how to work from layout books and the art of creative cropping with your photos.  Techniques taught will include random stamping, scissor edge distressing & creating adorable bug artwork.
You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, stickers, ribbon, embellishments and page protectors) Ready fo photo's.

"Heirloom" Scrapbooking Class
Mail Order Option

$20.00 workshop includes direction and cutting diagram to complete Three 12x12 - 2 page lay-outs, featuring “Heirloom” paper and French Bulletin Board Technique.
You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, stickers, ribbon, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative  cropping with your photos. Techniques taught will include random stamping, sandpaper distressing, scissor edge distressing, working with level one kits, and adding French Bulletin Boards to your page lay-outs