WELCOME to my blog! This is the place to see what class offerings I have. I am also a consultant for Close to my Heart, a company that offers stamping and scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at the products and specials they are currently offering.

I hope you find something of interest to you.

Sunday, April 29, 2018



May is National Scrapbooking Month!
Close to My Heart has a beautiful
paper pack to celebrate.

I will be offering a 10-card workshop using the lovely "Postcard Perfect" papers for you in May.  Everything you need to create the ten cards is included and pre-cut for you!  You only need to bring your adhesives and you are ready.

These cards all include a bit of patterned vellum that is featured in the paper pack.  The colors of the papers are beautiful, and fellow consultant Jacquie Paech has designed these lovely cards making the most of the patterns in the paper.  The sentiments are versatile for whatever your needs are.

The tropical flowers are beautiful on these three cards. There will be several options of sentiments you can choose from for these.

The soft colors on these three cards is so peaceful.  The sentiments on these cards are pretty versatile, but let me know if there is some other greeting you would like to use before you come to class!

 If it's tropical, there has to be a flamingo!  You will notice that there are several options for the sentiment for this card - a decision that will be made at the workshop.

 The final grouping features colors that are a bit more bold.  These colors add to the wonderful variety that this workshop offers!

Here area the details of the workshop
Saturday, May 19
Tuesday, May 22
Thursday, May 24

Workshops will start at 9:30 and go until approximately 1:30
All are held in my craft studio in Prescott Valley, AZ.

The workshop fee is $25
This includes everything you need to complete the 10 cards:
- pre-cut papers
- pre-stamped and cut flowers and leaves
- card bases and envelopes
- 3 gold shaped clips (2 arrows and 1 heart)
- white dots
- gold glitter gems
- white twine

If you are unable to attend any of the dates listed,
or you live out of the area, you can purchase a pre-stamped kit
for an additional $5.  This kit will not include sentiments or
images on the inside of the cards or envelopes.
Shipping is available for an additional fee for those who need it.

Respond to this email if you wish to register
or if you have questions.
Gail Gross

Once you confirm your registration for this workshop,
if you are unable to attend  and can't make
another date, I will put together the kit as
described above for you to complete on your own.

You will need to bring your own adhesives to complete the cards - including glue dots for use with the velum.  The Thin 3-D Foam Tape from CTMH is recommended since there are several cards that use at least 2 layers of foam to create the dimension shown.  Let me know when you register if you would like me to
order the foam for you.  Here's the information:

Item # Z2060 for $5.95 (plus shipping and tax)
Double-sided foam tape, 1mm tall; 2 rolls per package,
⅜" and ¼" widths, 75" per roll. 

Friday, April 27, 2018


This is the last sale for the month.  All items are reduced by 25% - and there are some special bundles of like items that can save you big.  Take a look at some of the items in this sale.  But remember - this sale ENDS at 10:50 a.m. MST on Saturday, April 28.  So you need to act quickly!
If you live in the Prescott Valley AZ area, and you have me place your order and pick it up from me - I will offer you FREE shipping. If you are outside of my local area, place your order and I will send you a beautiful floral eclipse card that was featured in my April stamp classes as a thank you!
Here's a link to my website so you can check out all of the deals!

Want to email me with a question - I'm around, so I will get back to you quickly.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


With Father's Day just around the corner, we will focus on the men in our lives for our May class.  All of the cards can be used for Father's Day, birthday, or just a thinking of you type greeting.  You will choose on class day.  Let's take a closer look at each of the projects.

May is National Scrapbooking Month, and Close to My Heart is offering a wonderful tropical-themed paper pack with a stamp and a scrapbook layout.  I wanted to incorporate this lovely paper in our class, and fellow consultant Jeanie Burch shared this wonderful Hawaiian shirt card.  The sunglasses hanging on the pocket, complete with plastic lenses, just make this card.  You can use any type of sentiment on the inside.  My brother-in-law will be receiving this for his retirement!  

The new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog from Close to My Heart will be available to order from by the time you come to the May class, so I thought we should make use of one of the new paper packs - Fresh Air.  I love the rustic look of this paper, but all you have to do is flip the paper to the other side, and you have a much softer feel.  You will decide in class which version of this card you will make. 

Outdoors - whether at the beach or in the wild - is perfect for our guy cards.  This card is clean and simple, but very special.  The gold foil paper is a real highlight.  The space on the right top is not empty.  Though it doesn't show up well in this picture, there are embossed lines.  These are made with your scoreboard!  A simple trick to add a special touch to the card. 

I saved the "special" card for last!  This full card front die is really fun to work with.  But what a surprise when you open it up and find a 3-D box of balloons!  The technique is not at all difficult, but really adds a lot to this card. 

Dates for Stamp Club are:
Tuesday, May 1
Thursday, May 3
Saturday, May 5
Monday, May 7
All classes meet at 9:30 and run until about 1:30
All classes meet in my craft studio in Prescott Valley, AZ

Cost is $20 to complete the 4 projects
And remember -
if you bring a friend who has never come before,
 you both get the class for that $20!
If you have never come before 
but have found this information on my 
blog or Facebook page,
 then you can do the class for half-price!
If you can't make any of the above dates 
you live out of the Prescott Valley area, 
I can put together a pre-stamped kit of the projects.
(add $5 if you need a pre-stamped kit)
Shipping is available for an extra fee.

Please email me to let me know which date you want scrappingailaz@gmail.com
Once you confirm your registration, 
if you are unable to attend the class,
I will prepare a kit with instructions 
for you to complete the projects.