"A Bunch of Love" 20 Watercolor Card Workshop - Girls Day Out !

Come join the fun... 

A watercolor card workshop with a bit of a party flare.

Mail Order Option Available
ALSO included will be a watercolor guide, so that I can teach you how to mix watercolors to match all CTMH's wonderful color pallet. new techniques in stamping and thin cuts will also be used. 
AND Enjoy a homemade lunch for Just $50.00 WHAT A DEAL
You are required to bring Watercolor Paints #Z3132, sturdy adhesive, 12” paper trimmer, foam tape or pop dots & scissors to this workshop. MUST RSVP.

I have a limited number of thin cuts that can be purchased in addition to the class for $14.00 per package (first come first served). these would be needed if you would want to make more cards at home and did not want to fussy cut them.

This will be limited to the first 8 paid registrations RSVP ASAP


Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org, Facebook or join Meet-Up for more information and to get registered. 


SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Don't let your children grow up to be Jpegs. Scrapbook those memories to last forever.

After viewing this video numerous times this morning, it got me thinking about how scrapbooking allows you to revisit your favorite memories from the past. 
How coincidental that I am using this same layout with diffrent paper for my next Scrapbook class.

See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Designed & taught by Kimberly Thomas. Mail Order Option also available.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Oh Deer" Paper Packet. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Precut embellishments, Adhesive sequins 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. additional techniques taught will include sponge edge distressing and cutting the perfect dove tail.

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

Let’s get organized - Workshop Wonder items have arrived !

Workspace Wonder organization system has finally arrived & is now available to order in limited quantities.  
Don’t miss out and have to wait 
on the next shipment. Order today  !!

Stack them anyway you want to fit your space and needs. Use Workspace Wonder to craft your work space into something truly wonderful. The individual components stack on top of each other in a variety of combinations, so you can mix and match the pieces to create a storage solution that’s perfectly tailored to your crafting style and space. And if your needs change, you can easily rearrange the pieces again to get the right fit for you. There are so many possibilities for stacking and storing. . . 
You’ll want to discover then all !!

This combination coloring book and day planner will make 2017 a beautiful year!

Click on highlighted print to purchase:

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you! And of course at the end of your year, cut your colored pages for beautiful cardmaking. available while supply lasts.


Need some coloring supplies? We’ve got you covered!


Prepare to be inspired & Pick-up your 2 FREE catalogs AUG 27th

Our new Annual Inspirations & Holiday Expressions idea books are brimming with products and artwork guaranteed to inspire you to new creative heights! Many new products in stock and ready to sell.

When: Saturday, August 27th 10am -5pm 
(come and go as you please)
Where: 10464 Rudolph Rd. Rudolph, OH 
Please RSVP so that I am expecting you.
This is also one of the few times you can order from all 3 catalogs. With this in mind I have designed a Free Birthday Shaker card create & take using all soon to be discontinued or Clearance items with the new innovative flip-flap shaker technique.







Per normal my brain is working over time, and just can’t seem to get everything designed in time to photograph and promote. So come on over and see it in person.
Save the following upcoming dates:
Florence Scrap class Wed  Aug 17th 7-9  & Sat. Sept. 10th 10-noon
Scrap class Wed. Sept. 21st  7-9 & Sat. Oct. 8th 10-noon
Mini– Convention Sat. Sept. 24th all day
20 all occasion card girls day out Sat. Oct. 1st all day using “A bunch of love” stamp set
Scrap class Wed. Oct.19th 7-9 & Sat. Nov 12th 10-noon
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September by making hand stamped cards to create a little more kindness in the world ! Our Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies you’ll need to create 24 beautiful handmade cards, with sentiments perfect for brightening someone’s day ! (15% off retail value) Kit will be on display and ready to take orders.

INDULGE AT CHECKOUT WITH A FUDGE BROWNIE SUNDAE !
For more information on how you can have a catalog gathering, Facebook or online book party with your friends, earn lots of free products and get the new “Flower Market Cricut® Collection 1/2 price from the new 2016/2017 annual Inspirations Catalog, Contact me !
Contact me at kimstom@wcnet.org
follow me on Kimberly Thomas Papercrafter Facebook
Please RSVP so that I am expecting you.

 CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT WITH NEW FRIENDS & OLD,,,,,
MAKING MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME !


"Magical" Scrapbook Class - May 4th 7-9pm & June 11th 10-noon

I was so excited to design something Disney® with CTMH's new paper "Magical". I just love what I came up with.... and yes I am the only consultant with this particular paper mix :) Let me show you how !!
See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Designed & taught by Kimberly Thomas. Mail Order Option also available.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Magical" Paper Packet. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, pre-punched items, embellishments, ribbon, page protectors and Mini-Medley Accents) ready for photos. 
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 edge & direct ink edge distressing and creative uses for the new Picture My Life card sheets that is included in each paper packet. 


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


"Regatta" Scrapbook Class - May 7th 10-noon

 


Featuring my favorite product Flip-Flaps. Learn how to adhere Flip-flaps to your 2-page layouts to add up to 12 additional photos.  Add Flip-flap to each 12” x 12” page, open like a book, extending a total of 12” to a 2-page layout.
See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Designed & taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Mail Order Option also available.
ALSO featuring our new Instalife-cards. Life happens in an instant. Capture it all with cards designed to help you preserve all your snapshots in a flash.  Cute cutouts on select cards make fun overlays for photos and paper.

Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Regatta" Paper Packet. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, Flip-Flaps, Instalife-cards, page protectors and embellishments).  Ready for photos. 

Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos.
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP






"Life is Tweet" 20 Birthday Card Girls Day Out !


Come join the fun, Saturday June 18th, 9am – 5pm.
A birthday card workshop with a bit of a party flare.
Mail Order Option Available
I’ve taken that simple recipe and added one more exciting ingredient: Creativity ! Amidst the snacking and laughter, Each guest will receive a "Life is Tweet" stamp set (Cricut Compatible) embellishments & supplies to create 20 cards/ envelopes (2 of each design), Also learn new techniques AND Enjoy a homemade lunch for Just $45.00 WHAT A DEAL
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12” paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP
This will be limited to the first 8 paid registrations RSVP ASAP

CAMP PALMER-CROP WEEKEND Best Kept Secret in Northwest Ohio

WHEN:February 23rd - 25th, 2018 2 opening left
TIME: 1PM Friday through 3PM Sunday
COST: $62.00 per person
Fall 2017 & Spring Retreats will be at
Camp Widewater

Retreat to the woods.  The peaceful surroundings will calm you.  The woodlands will inspire you.  The fresh air will spark new ideas. Relax around the fireplace with friends in the common areas (fire is lit at 5pm nightly).  Scrapbook or Craft in the well lit meeting room on your own personal 8 foot table. Sleep in one of the 5 dorm rooms (2 private-4 person rooms with private bathrooms & 3 dorm style rooms with bathrooms right around the corner). The crops are limited to just 16 people, so large groups can sleep together and small groups can have a private room. 
Meal planning is a breeze with such a small number of people. Utilize the kitchenette by using the oven, microwave, family sized fridge, coffee pots and lots of counter space to bring in your own crock-pots (NO STOVETOP). The group is divided up by friends, two weeks in advance of weekend and assigned to purchase and make one meal. Trying and sharing new recipes has all just become another fun Camp Palmer tradition.

And boiling water is always on tap for coffee, tea or try one of Kim's exclusive Cocoas . Need a break from scraping? Take a walk around the corner to Harrison Lake State Park.

Camp Palmer's cost for the weekend is $62 per person. ($2 per person is for meals paper products). This payment is non-refundable/ transferable. 

Option 2 payment plan - send $30 non-refundable/transferable deposit, with balance due 1 month before event, if we are in to a waiting list situation and you have not paid your balance, we will fill your spot and refund your deposit. RSVP's will be tallied on Facebook. or Email me at kimstom@wcnet.org

We are limiting the well-lit big room to the first 14 paid !!!

Make/Send Check payable ASAP to: 
Kim Thomas
10464 Rudolph Road
Rudolph, Ohio   43462

Email Kim to let her know that your check is on the way

A Close to My Heart Store is brought to this weekend event.
Two - Three 8 foot tables of CTMH Merchandise including over 30 Exclusive design Scrapbook page kits made from Kimberly’s workshops (each makes 6-12x12 pages including instructions), Exclusive card kits and other papercrafting kits as well. You will also find CTMH paper packets, stamp sets, layout books, embellishments, WOTG and general merchandise.
If you see something specific in my Blog Mail Order, just let me know and I will bring it along as well.  You will never run out of things to do or have lack of papercrafting inspiration. I have been a CTMH consultant for 9 years, prior to this I wrote Craft books and magazine articles.

Suggested Packing List-
  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletry items
  • Towel/washcloth
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag or twin sheets & blanket
  • Pillow
  • Cup with lid / cocoa mug
  • Snack to share in the evenings (they have a microwave)
  • personal beverage
  • drinking water
Scrapbooking equipment:
  • photos
  • Adhesives / glue dots / runners
  • 12" personal trimmer
  • Pens, Pencils, & Markers
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Page protectors
  • Idea books
  • Cricut, Sizzix, Coluzzle mats, or stencils to share - optional
Please put your intials on all equipment and supplies to avoid confusion and lost items.

Kimberly Thomas Papercrafter
Any classes currently being taught or any mail order options are available for pre-order...just let me know what to have prepared for you one week in advance of camp.
Supplies needed for each class: Acrylic blocks, Adhesive, 12" trimmer, glue dots & scissors.
New students can borrow my Acrylic blocks for the first class, until they decide what sizes they want or need first.

Actual Address for GPS is 26450 County Rd. MN, Fayette, OH 43521
Be careful, many GPS's try to take you through Harrison State Park, which includes roads for official use only and you generally get lost. continue past the parks entrances and let your GPS recalculate.
Physical Directions:
Take route 6 West through Napoleon and Ridgeville. Approximately 1/2 mile west of Ridgeville turn onto St. Rt. 34 West. Stay on Rt. 34 until the stoplight at Route 66 (just past Four Co. Joint Vocational School). Turn right. Stay on Route 66 through Archbold, Burlington, and Elmira. Approximately one mile after you pass Zone, you will reach Fulton County Road M; turn left onto this road. You will pass the first entrance to Harrison Lake State Park; continue to Fulton County Road 27. Turn right onto Fulton County Road 27 and travel 1/2 mile to County Road MN. Turn right and follow the road to Camp Palmer.
Ohio Turnpike Directions:
Take EXIT 25 off Ohio Turnpike toward OH-66, TURN right on OH-66 / County Rt. 24. Stay on 66, till, approximately l one mile after you pass Zone, you will reach Fulton County Road M; turn left onto this road. You will pass the first entrance to Harrison Lake State Park; continue to Fulton County Road 27. Turn right onto Fulton County Road 27 and travel 1/2 mile to County Road MN. Turn right and follow the road to Camp Palmer.

LIMITED addition “Hello Paradise” perfect for stamping your Seaside Memories. Is retiring on March 31st

I have so many people tell me they just don’t know how to use stamps in Scrapbooking. Well this is the perfect set to get you started and would receive plenty of use. See layouts below.
This exclusive Hello Paradise stamp Set is available now through the end of March ONLY !! 

Take advantage of this month’s Stampaganza promotion to earn a free stamp set when you buy two at regular price—that means that this beautiful set could be yours for FREE when you choose two other stamp sets ! Get your order in now and stamp your way to paradise !!
Don’t know which other 2 stamp sets to buy ? Alphabets are the first thing out of my mouth for scrapbooking. 
I will do you one better, purchase 2 stamp sets to get “hello paradise” free and I will send you a FREE pdf. file with directions to complete these 10 layouts featuring Regatta paper packet.












Online Adult Coloring / Making the Grid

1. Use pigment ink to stamp grids, to prevent bleeding.
2. Always stamp grids on a separate cardstock (not the actual notecard base), depending on what your coloring medium will be (pencils, crayons, markers or watercolor), there is always the possibility of bleeding through. I always color on separate cardstock , then mount on colored cardstock to make my coloring "POP", then attach to the front of the notecard base.
3. Apply ink generously with short taping into the ink. Pigment ink pads are foam, you don’t want to squish down too far, or you will get excessive ink and loose your detail.
4. As with all stamping it is best to leave down a few seconds with even downward pressure, giving paper time to except ink (not too hard or you will loose detail). Leaving down longer is always better then pressing harder.
5. Always work from light to dark stamping off till clean on scrap paper, before using next color. Thoroughly clean with warm soap and water when finished stamping ( I use dish soap ). If you must clean during project, make sure stamp is thoroughly dry before continuing to stamp.
6. Pigment ink takes longer to dry. Make sure ink is COMPLETELY DRY before you begin coloring.
7. Store ink pad upside down to keep the ink at the surface of pad.



 My favorite current Adult coloring Grid making stamp sets:
Click on image to purchase !!




My favorite current front sentiment stamp sets:
Click on image to purchase !!!