Consultant Only Samples

2017 Annual Inspirations & Holiday Expressions Update

8/21 UPDATE: I've started making the scrapbooking workshops that have been ordered. You can still order cards for a few more days.


Here's the complete list of workshops available.


Annual Inspirations

- The Story Begins Baby Boy or Baby Girl Cut Above Layouts

- Golden Moments Cut Above Cards and Tags


Holiday Expressions

- Noelle Cut Above Layout

- Merry Everything Cut Above Cards & Tags

- Cats & Bats, Falling for You, Beary Christmas, and Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Workshops Your Way (layouts only or full workshop which includes PML and greeting cards)

- Kind Thoughts, Happy Day, Merriest Wishes, and Joyful Tidings Cardmaking Workshops Your Way 


Click these links or use the menu on the left to view options for each available workshop. Be sure to review the information about having DISPLAY READY samples by adding Clear Bags or Memory Protectors below. Add each of your selections to your cart and check out just once. 

Shipping Information


  • Deadline to order samples: Wednesday, August 9
  • Anticipate Mailing: Tuesday, August 29 or sooner*


Note that the dates above are not guaranteed as I can not control delays in shipping both from Home Office (supplies) and to your home. I will do my best to meet this schedule and keep you informed of any changes to this timing.


Order as many samples as you'd like for the single shipping cost of $12. The default shipping is USPS Priority (2nd day). Let me know if you'd like to add insurance or select an alternative shipping method. If you are not in the continental US or would like me to calculate the price for other shipping options, please let me know.>>


*Let me know the date of your first event to show Holiday Expressions projects so I can prioritize. I will keep you informed and do my best to meet your deadlines.


The Story behind these Samples

I love that Close To My Heart designs beautiful workshops and kits for us to sell. Although we have a beautiful full-color Idea Book, sales soar when customers see the products live.  My sales are always higher when people can see these beautiful, completed workshops in person. 


However, it can be daunting to make samples for each one: ordering supplies, cutting, stamping and assembly. Also, there is the expense of purchasing the stamps, paper, embellishments and adhesives. I have often wished the CTMH sold us completed samples of these projects.


A couple years ago, I was putting together my workshop samples and it occurred to me that it would not take significantly more time to create multiples of the layouts as it did to make my single sample.  I had long wished that "someone" would put together my samples. It was a "light bulb moment" and the idea for these samples for others was born.


So save your money, time and adhesives and let me make samples for you!

What You Get

All samples are consultant quality and packaged in ziplock bags for protection. Layouts and Picture My Life sets include white cardstock placeholders for photos so that they have a finished look. If you have photos, you can either replace the placeholders or trim your pictures leaving create so that the placeholder creates a white mat.

Display Help

You can choose to receive your samples completely display-ready by adding a set of Clear Bags or Memory Protectors for each workshop you order! 



With this option, each layout page and each card will be sealed in a separate clear bag. (PML cards will not be in Clear Bags.) You can use rubber cement to attach these to your display boards. 


With this option, your layouts will arrive in top loading Memory Protectors. If you order a set of layouts from a collection the right page of the first layout will be back-to-back in the same protector as the left page of the second layout, and so on.


For full Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way kits, the PML Cards will be inserted into Pocket Plus Memory Protectors (as shown in directions). Empty pockets will be filled with photo place holders. The sample greeting cards will be mounted on a piece of white cardstock and inserted into the back side of the last Memory Protector.


NEW: With the Memory Protector option, you will also receive a cover page using a full sheet of the paper pack and coordinating colors of cardstock.


 Please let me know if you display your samples in a different manner and we can discuss how I can help you quickly get them ready to show.