Monday, April 11, 2016

April Scrapbook Workshop - Regatta

Regatta Six Page Workshop
Thursday, April 21
Doors open 5:30

The pages for this workshop were inspired by some layouts created by Julie Carriere which I found on Pinterest.  These pages still need some embellishments and titles, but we can talk about that when you come for the workshop.  Many of the embellishments Julie used were from the Regatta complements pack.  The Regatta paper pack needs to be pre-ordered for this workshop.

There is some stamping on two of the layouts using the Ink Blot Stamp Set .

Monday, April 4, 2016

New Consultant Special

Have you ever thought about becoming 

a Close To My Heart Consultant?

Well, if you have, this is the time to do it!

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you will get:
  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!
Offer valid April 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Cricut® collections available while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item. Shipping/handling will be charged based on the retail value of the free Cricut® collection.

At Close To My Heart, there is a place for everyone!

  • Are you a hobbyist who would like a great discount (22%) on your crafting supplies?
  • Are you a paper crafter who wants to make a little bit of extra money to help pay for your paper and crafting obsession (like me), or just to have a little extra spending money?
  • Are you interested in building a business that takes you all the way to the top?
  • Whatever you are looking for -- it's here for you!

The New Consultant Kit for $75 

                                                            Here is what is in your new base kit:

Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1),
My Acrylix® Block 2" x 6½" (Y1010, qty 1),
My Acrylix® Block 1" x 3½" (Y1002, qty 1),
My Acrylix® Block 2" x 2" (Y1003, qty 1),
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1),
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1),
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1),
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1),
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1),
Sponge (Z697, qty 1),
Customer Order Forms (W101,  qty 1 pack of 25),
Annual Inspirations Idea Books (WC1161, qty 5),
Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Books (WCS1163, qty 5), 
Cardstock Sampler (W1136, qty 1),
Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1),
Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1), 
Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1), 
Artful Textiles-Petite Perks Stamp Set (W2034, qty 3),
Gathering Invitations (W1129,  qty 1 pack of 25),
Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50),
$50 Select Product Credit for your choice of supplies to start out on the path (scrapbooking or card making) that you would like.

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days. 

Want to know more about becoming a 
Close To My Heart consultant?

Contact me or join in on one of these webinars
As an added resource from Close To My Heart during April’s Recruiting Campaign, CTMH will be hosting four live webinars throughout the month that will explaining the perks and benefits of becoming a consultant.

During the webinar, Kristina Livingstone will walk through the contents of the New Consultant Kit, talk about the Consultant discount, explain how new Consultants can earn free products, and answer the most frequently asked questions. Those who join the webinar will come away understanding what an incredible opportunity it is to join Close To My Heart.

Here are the dates and times that you can find out more:
Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm MDT  - 8 pm CDT
Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm MDT - 8pm CDT
Saturday, April 23, 9:00 am MDT - 10 am CDT
Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm MDT - 8 pm CDT

Join the Opportunity calls via phone by calling 1-201-479-4595. To join online, go to a few minutes before the scheduled webinar time. You can also simply go to or open the Fuze app and enter the meeting ID: 32464058. If you wish to participate online, we encourage you to download the Fuze application beforehand so you can be all set up to enjoy the webinar when it’s time to join.

I'd love to have you as a part of my team.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April SOTM blog hop

Close To My Heart 

April 2016 Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

This month we are featuring a fun stamp set with camera images through the decades.  Just looking at the different vintage cameras brought back so many memories for me.  I remember having and using many of these cameras in my lifetime.  Wow, have times changed!  


Join me in this blog hop exploring the creative ideas that approximately 30 different CTMH consultants have shared.  If you are coming from Tamytha's blog, you are on the right path.  To continue on the hop, just look for the link at the end of my post and on the following posts.  If you get disconnected along the way, you can find the complete stamp of the month blog hop list here . 

I created a few different projects using this stamp of the month.  Since there are vintage cameras, I tried to use a vintage theme on two cards.  Not sure that these are my favorite creations, however, I always try to challenge myself to use new techniques or different materials than I normally use when preparing something for a blog hop.  I used pages from an old dictionary to stamp on for the two cards below.

CTMH Materials used:
Card stock - Black, Colonial White, Pomegranate
Inks  - Cashmere (for distressing) and Black
Accessories - Flowers cut using CTMH Cricut cartridges and Treasured Puffies
Non CTMH accessories - paper doily, dictionary page

CTMH Materials used:
Card stock - Kraft, Black, Colonial White 
Inks  - Cashmere (for distressing) and Black
Additional Stamp Set - D1660 Ink Blot
Accessories - Treasured Puffies, Black and Gold Ribbon, and the flowers were cut using CTMH Cricut cartridges Art Philosophy and Artisty 
Non CTMH accessories -  dictionary page

My second project is a scrapbook layout.  I really like the way these vintage cameras look stamped with Colonial White on black.  I think I might use this layout with some black and white photos from when I was growing up or with some pictures of my parents.

Here is a close up detail of the stamped images.

CTMH Materials used:
Card stock - White Daisy, Black, Poppy, Patterned paper is from Fundamentals
Inks  - Colonial White
Accessories - Treasured Puffies, Black and Gold Ribbon, the poppy decorative trim was cut using  the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge

Life in Pictures  is only available from April 1 - 30 for $17.95, however, with a $50 order, you can get it for only $5.  To order this fun stamp set or any of the items here, contact your CTMH consultant, or visit my website .

Thanks for stopping by. To continue on this blog hop, your next stop is Sheila Bennett's blog