Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun 

Close To My Heart

Blog Hop 

Today we are sharing wonderful new products from our Holiday Expressions
Idea book.  Items in this catalog are available from September 1 through December 31st.  
So when you see something you like, be sure you order it before its gone.
If you have arrived here from Michele's blog, you are on the right path.
Traveling a blog hop is an easy thing to do.  After viewing the featured work, 
look near the end of the post to find a link for the next stop along the hop.

My work for this blog hop features the Nevermore Paper pack.  I just love the new Eggplant color that is included in this paper pack. This paper pack is wonderful for Halloween layouts, however since I will am using these layouts for my October - 6 Page Workshop and most of my ladies do not use Halloween layouts, I designed these for use with Fall pictures. 
For those who do want Halloween layouts, the basic layouts can be transformed by replacing the Artistry die cuts used here with either Halloween themed die cuts or the absolutely delightful Nevermore complements (shown below my layouts).

Die-cuts on this layout are from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge, p. 44. 
and shaded using our ShinHan  Touch Twin Markers

 The scroll work along the sides of these pages is from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge, p. 44.  Silver sequins were added for a little bling.  The cool thing about these sequins is that you can change them to any color you would like by coloring them with our ShinHan Touch Twin markers.

The wreath and leaves for these pages are from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge, p.44. The Artistry collection is available both as a physical cartridge and as a digital collection.

Here's a look at the Nevermore complement pack that could easily transform
 these pages into great Halloween layouts for your favorite trick or treaters. 

To get any of products highlighted in this post,  just contact your CTMH consultant, 
or visit my website to shop.

Be sure to visit all the participating consultants' blogs.  You're sure to see lots of fun new ideas you'll want to try with the amazing new CTMH holiday products. 
Next visit on this blog hop is to see Donna's work.

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Newsletter - Workshops and specials

My workshops and CTMH news.
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Calendar of Events

All workshops and events are held in my Racine home workshop.  Contact me if you are interested in attending.
2 page Scrap Workshop - Thursday, October 8th, 6:30
Open Crop - Friday, October 9th, 5:30 - 11:00pm
Christmas Card Workshop - Sunday, October 11th, 1:00pm
Mini-Album Workshop - Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30pm
6 page Scrap Workshop - Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30 pm
Card Technique Workshop - Monday, October 26th, 1:00pm
Card Technique Workshop - Tuesday, October 27th, 6:30pm

For more information about my workshops, see my blog calendar here

Mini Album

 Workshop - Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30pm, $7

Make this cute foldable mini album -  perfect for a little gift or brag book.  All materials will be scored and pre-cut for you.  Several different paper choices will be available. Please register by Saturday, October 10th.

Stamp of the Month

Available only during the month of October.  $17.95 or only $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  Here's a sample of a few cards I made using this stamp set.


6 page Scrap Workshop

Featuring the Nevermore Paper Pack.  I will have this posted on my blog on Wednesday, October 7th, so you can see pictures.  It's part of a blog hop post that goes live October 6th, so I can't post it here yet.  I have designed this so it can be used for Fall pictures, however, if you are looking to scrap Halloween pictures, we can change the die-cuts and add the Nevermore Complements to turn these pages into awesome Halloween layouts.

Pre-order materials for this workshop through me by October 12th.  Basic kit includes Cutting guide, Nevermore Paper Pack, Silver Sequins, and supplemental paper Pack for $23.  Add $5 for shipping if not in this area.

Christmas Card Workshop
Sunday, October 11, 1 - 3:30

Here are just a few of the quick cards you will be able to make.  Quick cards will be made by selecting various pieces of pre-cut card stock, Picture My Life cards, and embellishments to complete your cards.
$15 -- Make as many cards as you can finish in the 2 1/2 hour session. Each card must be completed in the workshop session. I would estimate that you would be able to finish 15 - 20 cards, since all pieces are pre-cut and many do not need stamping.
Please register by Friday, October 9th.

Close To My Heart Special

This special is for anyone who would like to join my Close To My Heart Team as a consultant.  I would love to have you join me and share all the things I have learned in the past 11 years as a consultant.  For anyone who is my downline, I will share my cutting designs and plans for workshops for free so you can conduct your own workshops.  Sound like fun?  Let's talk!
$129 gets you started in your own Close To My Heart business with this kit (full of $445 worth of supplies) and any help you need from me or the team I belong to.
You will receive enough product to hold multiple workshops and gatherings and you will make up your investment in no time.  I will help you come up with projects if you need help.  All the materials you need are included.  From blocks to stamps to ink to embellishments to paper, you will be equipped to have immediate sales success.  I will be glad to walk you through the whole process, answer your questions, provide training, and even coach you through your first event.  Just ask.
So how do you get this big box of product?  Just go to my website http://kburrows.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx
Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Email me! 

My Personal CTMH specials for October

I am offering a Free Workshop demonstrating coloring and blending using the ShinHanTouch Twin Markers when you purchase 3 coordinating ShinHan Touch TwinMarkers plus a SHColorless Blending Pen from me this month.  See my blog post for more details. There is one more organizer included in my offer, but it is not shown on this page.  It is a roll-up organizer for our ShinHan markers.

I am offering 10% off any of the CTMH organizers this month to help you get your craft supplies organized.  Check out this page to see the awesome organization containers we have to offer.  I have them all, and I love them.
For the 10% discount, you will need to place the order through me rather than online.

Tips and Techniques with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

Questions about using our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers?
Not sure if these alcohol markers are right for you? 

Watch this video to see what they are all about.

I'm still learning how to shade as I color with these markers, and I'm loving it.  
If you'd like to join me for a free workshop using these markers, 
just order three coordinating ShinHan markers plus a ShinHan colorless blending pen.  
We will spend some time learning how to blend colors and then make 3 cards using your markers.

Workshop date will be set to meet the needs of people who take advantage of this special offer.

Not sure what colors to order, just contact me and I will help you make your choice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the October 

Close To My Heart 

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

In this month's hop almost 50 consultants are sharing their visions of how we can use 
this great 14 piece holiday stamp set.  You will notice several of the stamps 
outlined in red in this set coordinate with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  
If you have arrived here from Krista's blog, you're on the right path.  
To see all the blogs on this hop, just look for the link at the end of each blog entry.


Here are three cards I created using this stamp set.

This is a 5 x 7 card. The New England Ivy mat was cut using the
Art Philosophy cartridge and random stamped with New England 
Ivy ink.   Merry Christmas and the ornament shapes
 were cut using the Artiste Cartridge.

The next two cards are the regular A2 size.  The circles were
punched from our new Red Glitter Paper.   The stars were stamped
with one of the new CTMH ink shades - Poppy.

The mat for this card is again from the Red Glitter Paper pack.
The gold strip at the bottom is our new Gold Foil Tape . The gems 
used to color in the lights.

If you would like this stamp set for your very own at $17.95, 
contact your CTMH consultant, or visit my website.   
With a qualifying order of $50, this stamp set is yours for only $5.
Remember as a stamp of the month, Twinkle is only available through October 31.

Thanks for visiting.  Please be sure to visit all the other participating 
consultants' blogs to see their wonderful creations.  
Your next stop along this hop is Nancy's blog.  
If you get lost along the way, you can check out the complete blog hop list here.