Friday, January 31, 2014

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Wild About Love

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping over from Judy Faye's blog. This month's stamp set is Wild About Love featuring the cutest little foxes you've ever seen. I couldn't help singing "What Does the Fox Say?" when I saw it. You too? 

Here's the card I created:

I used a lot of new product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book: Lollydoodle Paper (X7183B), Flamingo Dots (Z1934), and Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment (Z1939). These "oldies but goodies" were used to complete my card: Sparkle Chevron Shapes (Z1909), Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) and Black and White Daisy Cardstock (1386 and 1385, respectively).

Now, head over to Susan Brooks' blog to see what she's created. If you get lost along the way, click here to find a complete list of hoppers.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Skylark Workshop

Close To My Heart's new Spring/Summer Idea Book will launch online in two days! You are going to love all of the new paper packs, stamp sets and embellishments. And, I'm super excited about the new Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program. But, more on that later. 

Today, I'm going to give you a sneak peek of the Skylark Workshop I'm teaching in February.

Pattern from the WOTG
Reflections: Front & Center -In the Middle and -Focal (pp. 71 and 76)

Make It From Your Heart Volume 2, Pattern 11 (pp. 26-27)
To complete these layouts, you'll need:
Skylark Paper Pack, X7177B
Skylark Complements, X7177C
Slate Striped Twist Ties, Z1864
Additional Cardstock: Whisper (2), Chocolate (2), Desert Sand (1), Colonial White (2) and White Daisy (1)

Additional Supplies Used:
Sanding Kit, Z1294
3-D Foam Tape, Z1151

Will you join me? I have spots open on February 18th from 7-9:30 pm. Drinks and light snacks will be served, along with lots of laughs! RSVP by February 6th, please.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

$350 in CTMH NEW Product for FREE!

One of the perks of being a Close To My Heart Consultant is the FREE Select Product Credit (SPC) that CTMH spoils us with. Take a look at my latest YouTube video where I share all of the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book products I got for FREE!

When a new Idea Book comes out (like the fabulous new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book), I just want everything. So, I decided to save all of my SPC I'd earned in 2013 to splurge on ALL of the new Workshops on the Go, ALL of the Complements and SEVEN new stamp sets. $350 of product, with no tax or shipping costs. Score!

As a CTMH Consultant, you will receive 22% commission on everything you sell. Plus, you get SPC incentives for every $200 you sell in a month:
  • Sell $200 in a month and earn $5 SPC
  • Sell $400 in a month and earn $25 SPC
  • Sell $600 in a month and earn $50 SPC
  • Sell $800 in a month and earn $75 SPC
  • Sell $1,000 or more in a month and earn $75 SPC + an additional 8% commission!
  • SPC can be used to buy: stamps, blocks, ink pads, markers, assortments, Complements, paper packs, cardstock and Workshops on the Go!!!
The New Consultant Starter Kit
Here are details about joining me in your CTMH adventure!
  • The cost for the New Consultant Starter Kit is $99, plus shipping and tax. It includes over $300 in product.
  • Following your online registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a password to our Online Office, the Consultant Website. Here you will find our Online Order System, the Training Academy, the Consultant Manual, our Bulletin Board and much more. A week later, you will receive a box containing all of your products and business supplies.
  • All consultants are given a FREE Shop Online Site and a FREE customize-able Newsletter!
  • You only have to maintain a minimum of $300 per calendar quarter to keep your full 22% discount.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. I'd love to have you join my team and start earning discounted and even FREE products today!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Frosted Thank You Card

If you saw my last post, you know I'm teaching my boys to write thank you notes. The best way to teach, model!

Here's the simple thank you note I created to send for my Christmas gifts.

Instructions for the card, using CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge:
  • Pennant using B&T from Bulk Frosted (BULK306): 1" Shift + Accent 4 <%>
  • Snowflake in Twilight CS: 1 1/4" Accent 1 <NOEL>, stamped with snowflake from Frosted WOTG stamp set in Colonial White Ink, Z2168
  • Thank You stamp from Banner Wishes, B1438, in Twilight Ink, Z2160
  • Shimmer Trim, Z1799 cut into a scallop shape with the Scallop Border Punch, Z1851
  • Corner Rounder on Bulk Frosted, Z1912
  •  All on a Colonial White card, X1410

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sparkle & Shine Kids Thank You Note

My grandmother taught me to write thank you notes. She had oodles of nieces and nephews and would send them each $10 for their birthdays. She recognized that it wasn't a huge amount, but it did show them that they were thought of by her on their special day. Well, she really thought of you on your special day if you didn't write a thank you that she wouldn't send you a check the next year. I remember her wondering if they received the gift or not or impressing upon me the importance of a simple thank you.

I'm teaching my sons that important lesson from my Grammy Kogle. I admit that sometimes it takes us a few weeks to get out our thank yous, but we always send them.  Here is the card I made for my boys to send:

Since they're only nine and seven, they still need lines to write their notes. This flip open card is perfect because I was able to adhere two index cards to the inside, one from each boy. I'm so sad I forgot to get a photo with their actual notes (Dear Ant Melissa...precious!).

Thanks to my wonderful CTMH Director, Fancy Melissa, for the inspiration for this card. She gave me this sweet tag on a Christmas gift:

To make this card, I used my CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and my favorite CTMH supplies:

  • The card base is Sparkle & Shine bulk, Auto Fill for the size, Card <b>
  • The White shape is 2 3/4" Card <Halloween>
  • The stamp is from Wintry Wishes, C1560
  • I stamped the penguin in Archival Black Ink Pad, Z888
  • To color in the stamp, I used CTMH's Exclusive Inks Markers in Slate (Light) Z2431, Ruby Z2429 and Juniper (Light) Z2403

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Frosted Scrapbooking Workshop

"Oh the weather outside is frightful...." Most of the country has been in a deep freeze thanks to a Polar Vortex (who even heard of those before this week?) so this scrapbooking workshop from Close To My Heart is screaming for all of those frosted photos I know you've been taking!

The first two layouts are straight from CTMH's Workshop on the Go.

I added on the Frosted My Stickease to go with this last layout. That chevron print is my favorite so I had to showcase it!

Hope you stay "All Bundled Up" this Winter!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cloud Nine Blog Hop

I know you're going to enjoy this special blog hop featuring the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit from Close To My Heart...available for just $15 (only in January with a $35 order) in honor of National Papercrafting Month.

Thanks for hopping over from the fabulous Vicki Price's Blog.

Close To My Heart offered an adorable little mini album at the end of 2013 called the Hip Pics Album. Well, guess what? It's become a permanent fixture in the CTMH arsenal and will continue to be available in the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book. In honor of this gem, I've used the Cloud Nine kit pieces to decorate the Hip Pics Album. Take a look at my photo and short video on this phenomenal kit!

The Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit comes with a D-sized stamp set featuring five practical (and cute!) stamp phrases. You'll also get: 10 cards and envelopes, a sheet of B&T, 2 sheets of cardstock, a die cut sheet and the best elements: full sized rolls of teal shimmer trim and gold polka-dot washi tape and a pack of durables triangle studs. It's a $46 value for just $15! As if the cards aren't cute enough, you can use this kit (or get two!) to make other projects, like my Hip Pics Album above.

Now, check out what Adeline Brill has cooked up for you with Cloud Nine. She also has a complete list of hoppers here on her site, in case you've gotten lost along the way.