Sunday, May 31, 2009

DEAL-A-DAY EVERY DAY IN JUNE!


What's more fun than discovering a new art technique, using an embellishment in a unique way, or trying an accent you've never used before and loving it?
Well, our June Deal-a-Day promotion is perfect for bringing out the fun in your creative projects! It's a great time to pick up some products you love or ones you've never used before at an incredible price and discover all the creative ways you can use them.
You can add to your scrapbooking supplies so you'll always have just the perfect item on hand. You can even challenge your creative side and say, 'Whatever deal pops up this Wednesday I'm going to buy and use—even if I've never used it before!' That can get your imagination flowing!
Visit my website (amy.myctmh.com) every day in June and see what gets your artistic juices bubbling! And remember, the deals are good for just that one day and only while supplies last.
***Deals are available for 23 hours beginning at 9 a.m. on the day announced through 8 a.m. the following day or while supplies last. CTMH specifically selected items with ample quantities on hand to make shopping a relaxed experience—CTMH recommends that you come throughout the day for a smoother shopping experience rather than “racing to the doors” each day at 9 a.m.
Happy Shopping and stocking up on FABULOUS products at FABULOUS prices!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

CHANGE IN WEBSITE ADDRESS!



I wanted to let you all know that Close To my Heart is in the process of making some enhancements to my website. From now on (or until I tell you otherwise) please use the following address to get to my website.

amy.myctmh.com

Thanks so much ladies!

The card you see here is the one I made for my two daugthers and presented to them the night of their dance recital. I used the Summer Dazzling Die-Cut package that was a special back in the fall. I hadn't played with this package of goodies much but am having lots of fun with it now!

Enjoy your day!

SMiles,

Amy

Friday, May 29, 2009

Only 3 Days Left...



The "Tickled Pink" special is only available for a few more days. This fun kit comes with everything you need to create 2 2-page 12 x 12 layouts! It is so fun-you can't help but feel "Tickled Pink!"

Here's how you can get Tickled Pink. (I love that Close To My Heart allowed us several ways!)


1. Place a minimum order of $60 in stamp sets (exluding K size and Stamp of the Month) by May 31 and receive the kit FREE. If you are placing your order on my website and spend $60 in stamps, you will be prompted to add the kit to your order as you are finishing up your order (http://www.amy.myctmh.com/)

2. Purchase the Tickled Pink kit at just $34.95 (almost 20% less than the kit value). If you're placing your own order on my website (http://www.amy.myctmh.com/) use item number CC1004C. Limit one free kit per order.

3. Sign up as a new Close To My Heart Consultant between May 1 and May 31, 2009 and receive the kit absolutey FREE. You can sign up right on my website (how easy is that! http://www.amy.myctmh.com/)! Click on "My Opportunities" and go from there.

I'd LOVE to have you join my CTMH family!

Included in kit:
1-My Acrylix "I am" stamp set ($22.95 value)
2-12" x 12" Floral B&T Duo Paper (1 with glitter-$1.18 value)
2-12" x 12" Striped B&T Duo Paper (1 with glitter-$1.18 value)
1-12" x 12" Blush Textured Cardstock (.63 value)
1-12"X 12" Crystal Blue Cardstock (.63 value)
4-12" x 12" White Daisy Textured Cardstock ($2.52 value)
1-12" x 12" White Diaisy Textured Cardstock Die Cut sheet ($1.32 value)
1-Mini-Medley Accents-White Daisy Collection ($7.95 value)
1-Foam Texture Tool ($2.49 value)
1-Cutting Guide and Instruction Brochure ($1.00 value)

Total Value: $41.65

I'd LOVE to see more of you take advantage of this awesome special.

I am adding to this special! All those who earn the kit for free are invited to me home on Wednesday, June 24th 6:30-8:30 for a FREE workshop! You will create your 4 layouts and I will guide you in creating 2 additional cards using your leftover paper and supplies. I will also treat you to a goodie bag which will make you feel "tickled pink!"

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's the Simple Things...


Today has been a fabulous day! It all began when I came into the house early this morning after working out in the garage to find the kitchen table set for breakfast. Stan had to leave for work early this morning. He came into the garage to say good-bye and then left. Seeing the breakfast table all set upon walking back into the house was a wonderful surprsie for me(it does not take much to make me happy!).
Then, when I went upstairs to my bedroom to get out of my smelly clothes so I could walk the kids to the bus stop I was pleasantly suprised again to see the the bed made. WOW! This is an aweosme day (I told you it doesn't take much to make me happy!)!
I have been "buring the candle at both ends" these last several months. Myhubby has noticed that I am a bit tired and on "overload" and he went out of his way to help me this morning. It's these simple things that mean so much to me! Thank you, Stan, you are the best! You made my day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

THE BRIDGE!






Hello!

I thought I would share with you some photos of the bike ride we took yesterday over the famous Charleston bridge. We have done this about 4 times since moving here 3 years ago. It is such a fun ride! We take our time, stopping along the way to drink water, take some photos and chat with the many other individuals who are biking, walking or running over the bridge. No matter what time of day you go over the bridge there are ALWAYS people walking, running or biking the bridge. This is a popular tourist activity, too. If you ever come to visit, I will be sure to take you over the bridge!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dancing Girls!


Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

I hope you have all enjoyed a nice long weekend. The McGrew family had a very busy but fun 3-day weekend. I have so much to share and tell you about! Tonight I will start bytelling you about Friday evening. Molly and Payton had their dance recital. We changed dance studios this year. The girls took their lessons at Magnolia Dance Academy which is located right down the street from our home (the commute was FABULOUS!). Anyway, all the dancers in the entire academy did a fabulous job. Stan and I (and even Tucker) were very impressed with the show. I congratulate all the dancers and all the faculty at Magnolia Dance Academy. They certainly worked hard and it showed on Friday night!

I hope you enjoy some of these photos of Molly and Payton. Molly was in jazz and Payton in ballet. It was such fun getting ready for the show. The girls were so excited to wear "real" make-up!







Tucker gave the girls these flower bouquets after the show.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mood Doggie Scrapbook Kit



I enjoyed another day of creating yesterday. Here are the layouts my June Scrapbook Club members will be creating. The new Moon Doggie kit is perfect for any and all summer time memories, tropical vacation photos, springtime flower photos, etc. I love how versatile this My Reflection Kit is!


I chose to highlight photos taken last summer when our good friends, The Dozer Family, came to visit. We met the Dozer's soon after we moved to Lancaster, Ohio back in 2000. All of our children are the same ages and Tucker and Grant were in the same class together every year up until we had to move away. I am so thrilled that we have all remained close even after moving 10 hours away. Each time we get together the kids pick up right where they left off. It is amazing how sometimes you grow closer even when you are separated by too many miles.

Anyway, creating these layouts was a whole lot of fun. Stan and the kids enjoyed looking at them once they were done. Tucker, Molly and Payton wanted to know when, this summer, the Dozer Family was coming back for another week of fun in the sun! The pressure is on Tracy & Dave-you better be heading south this summer!!!!!

Here are the details on the June scrapbook club kit. Anyone can join scrapbook club-even long distance gals! Contact me today for more info. Or you can order these products directly from my website (http://www.amy.myctmh.com/).
I am having trouble with this last photo. Again, it keeps rotating in the downloading process. I can not figure out why this happens every once in a while and I cannot figure out how to fix the problem. I do love the layout so I am posting it anyway. I hope you don't mind tilting your head to view the layout the correct way!

JUNE SCRAPBOOK CLUB
Moon Doggie Kit
Basic Kit: $30.96
#X7111B Moon Doggie Level 1 Paper packet: $12.95
#X7111C Moon Doggie Stickease: $4.95
#X1409 Journaling Spots: $2.95
#Z1140 Dimensional Elements Framed Fun: $4.95
Instruction Brochure: $1.00
Ribbon: Free

Add- On Options
#9029 Cherish How To Book: $21.95
#C1356 Extreme Happiness Stamp Set: $18.95
#E1009 Building Block Stamp Set: $35.95
#Z2116 Cranberry Ink: $5.25
#Z2118 Desert Sand Ink: $5.25
#Z1298 Texture Tools: $9.95
#D1350 Tender Tags (Stamp of Month): Discounted or FREE

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CARDS!





Hello!


Yesterday I had a wonderful day of creating. It has been unseasonably cold and rainy down here in the south-the perfect weather for staying inside and playing with new Close to My Heart products! I am thrilled with how these cards turned out and I am excited to share them with you!

These are the cards that my June Card Club will be creating next month. June starts a new session of card club. I hope you all will join in on the fun! Details for card club are below. Please keep in mind that you can join card club even if you are a long distance member. I will pre-cut all your paper and pre-stamp images if you do not wish to own the stamp set and ink colors. Your kit will arrive in your mailbox each month, along with detailed instructions on how to put your cards together.

Here are the products that Iused to create these cards. You can order these supplies right from my website if you chose not to be in the Card Club. My website address is



All the card designs came from the new card program "How To" book WISHES (#9033) $29.95

#X5807 Creative Basic Animal Cookies Collection: $8.95
#Z1135 Love Story Rub- On’s: $9.95
#Z1282 Summer Craft Buttons: $7.50
#Z1051 Bitty Brads: $5.95
4 Red Brads and Chocolate polka Dot ribbon pieces

Add-On Options:
#Z1151 3-D Foam Tape: $5.95
#D1338 bird Basic Stamp Set: $26.95
#C1368 Treetops Stamp Set: $18.95
#Z2127 Red Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2113 Clover Meadow Ink Pad
#Z2150 Sunflower Ink Pad
#Z2119 Dutch Blue Ink pad
#Z1096 Neutral Assortment Embroidery Floss: #3.25
June Stamp of the Month “Tender Tags”: Discounted or FREE~


Here is the Card Club Kit Description:



Name: _______________________________ Payment: ________________________
JUNE CARD CLUB KIT


BASIC KIT: $37.36 + $4.95 shipping = $42.31 (Please bring the card bases you received last month to class to use on these cards. If you were not in card club last month then the cost of the kit will be$40.36. You will also need glue dots for this class. If you do not own them I will be happy to order them for you.)
#X5807 Creative Basic Animal Cookies Collection: $8.95
#Z1135 Love Story Rub- On’s: $9.95
#Z1282 Summer Craft Buttons: $7.50
#Z1051 Bitty Brads: $5.95
4 Red Brads and Chocolate polka Dot ribbon pieces: FREE

Add-On Options:
#Z1151 #-D Foam Tape: $5.95
#D1338 bird Basic Stamp Set: $26.95
#C1368 Treetops Stamp Set: $18.95
#Z2127 Red Ink Pad: $5.25
#Z2113 Clover Meadow Ink Pad
#Z2150 Sunflower Ink Pad
#Z2119 Dutch Blue Ink pad
#Z1096 Neutral Assortment Embroidery Floss: #3.25
June Stamp of the Month “Tender Tags”: Discounted or FREE~


And here is information on the Card Club:


Amy McGrew’s
KIT OF THE MONTH CLUB
JOIN TODAY!
The “Kit of the Month Club” is actually my “Hostess Scrapbook and Card Club.” I have renamed it “The Kit of the Month Club” because I want everyone to know that this club is available to both long distance and local customers.
When you become a member of the exclusive club you will start to receive a new scrapbook kit each month. Local members will receive their kit at the monthly FREE class taught by me at my workshop. Long distance members will receive their kit via mail, along with detailed instructions and color photos of the actual projects.I am personally inviting you to join my “Kit of the Month Club.” I know you are interested in scrapbooking and card making and I would love to show you how Close To My Heart products can help you scrapbook and create cards faster, simpler and easier! This club will have so many benefits for YOU:
Here are the exciting PERKS!
Þ You will receive $50 in FREE product just for joining the club!
Þ You will receive a minimum of $25 in Hostess Rewards in FREE PRODUCTS of your choice when you are the hostess and it can be anything in the Idea Book! I can show you how you can make your rewards even bigger!
Þ As a hostess, you will also receive the FREE Stamp of the Month stamp set during your month! It’s a $22.95 value!
Þ Plus, you will automatically receive the Connection Club gift located on the back of the Idea Book!
Þ In addition, you will be given the current Idea Book FREE of charge!
Þ A FREE CLASS taught by me every month! Each month I will focus on a particular technique and/or product

I am always forming new clubs. I am currently taking sign-ups. I want you to think of all the people you know and see if you can invite at least one other friend (if not more) to join with you. For each individual who signs up with you, you will be given a free gift. If one friend joins with you-receive either a level 1 scrapbook kit or an “A” size stamp set. If you have 2 friends join with you –receive a level 2 paper pack and package of stickease or a “D” size stamp set. If you are long distance, I encourage you to form you own group of 5. When your kits arrive each month you can get together and work on your projects together! There are added bonus gifts for all individuals who form their own club beginning with a FREE stamp of the month for all 5 months your club is meeting!
*The “Kit of the Month club” will run for 5 months and there are 5 people in a club. Each month one of the members will be the hostess and receive the hostess rewards. You will earn FREE PRODUCT just for being in the club!
*The monthly kits will range between the $35-$45 price range. The kits will contain everything you need to create 4 12 x 12 scrapbook pages (for scrapbook club) or 12 cards (for card club). You will also have the opportunity to purchase “add-on’s” to your monthly kit and/or make substitutions if need be via a “shopping list.”
*If you are a local customer and can make the monthly classes then you will receive the “kit to go.”
This is a club you and your friends will not want to miss!
Sign up today!

Amy McGrew, Close To My Heart Consultant-Director
(843)207-8698, http://www.amy.myctmh.com/ . stamperamy@earthlink.net




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lemonade Award

I am so excited! My dear friend, Karen gave me a Blog Award! This is so fun!




I have been given "The Lemonade Stand Award."


The rules of this award are:


*comment on this blog


*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog


*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude


*link to your nominees within your blog post


*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award


*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation





The Lemonade Stand Award Recipients:





http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/ (Pamela) :Pamela, I love all your wonderful ideas, especially your Operation Kid Crop Ideas! And I am so thankful that you always answer my questions and help me when I need it! Thank you, sweet friend!



http://www.islandtimeblog.blogspot.com/ (Michelle): What can I say girlfriend! I loved teaching with you at CTMH Convention 2008! I loved learning how to drive a Segway with you in Rome!



http://www.bloggin'withmybuds.blogspot.com/ (Shannon): You are so very dear to me, Shannon. Thank you for introducing me to the world of blogging! Thank you for your wonderful friendship. My life would not be complete without you as my friend!



http://www.scrap-freak.blogspot.com/ (Joanne): Thanks for being a wonderful team member. I love being your upline and I love working together to grow our business. Your awesome attitude and determination is going to get you that "director" title!



http://www.michellewooderson.blogspot.com/ (Michelle): Although we do not officially know each other, Michelle, I do love visiting your blog and can't help but feel like your friend just from reading your posts! Your blog is wonderful! I love seeing what project you are up to each day! Because of your blog I went out and bought myself a Cuttlebug and I am slowly adding to my "Nestabilities" collection!



http://www.karenpedersob.blogspot.com/ (Karen): Thank you for this fun award! Thank you for just being YOU! Your love of life inspries me, sweet Karen! If I lived closer to you I would take you out for a pedicure!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

CTMH TV-ART & SOUL

You MUST check out the most recent Art & Soul Show on my website (www.amy.myctmh.com). I don't want to spoil the surprise but you will love not only the Father's Day/masculine ideas and tips but your taste buds are going to water with the special edition of this episode!
Again, go to my website (www.amy.myctmh.com) and then click on MYCTMH TV.

Let me know what you think!

SMiles,
Amy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fun Card Organization Boxes

My dear, dear Friend Tonya celebrated her 39th birthday this past Sunday. I wanted to make her something that she could put to use. Jeanette Lynton (founder & CEO of CTMH and a fabulous lady!) shared this card organization idea on her blog back in December. I loved it and thought this would be the perfect gift for my perfect friend.


I used Close To my Heart My Creations Memory Keepers (item #Z1116), along with a variety of Close To My Heart "My Duos" paper packets ($12.95 per packet) and Dimensional Elements Monograms chipboard letters ($3.25 per letter sheet-I LOVE THESE!).
The boxes are perfect for storing cards you create to send to friends and family and/or to keep cards that have been given to you. These boxes are also great for storing mementos from a trip, an event, etc.







Have I mentioned what a GREAT friend Tonya is? She is truly a blessing in my life and although we do not get to see each other often, we still remain close via phone calls, emails, fun coorespondence via snail mail and special times when we get to visit each other.


Happy, Happy Birthday Dear Tonya! I wish I could have celebrated with you in person! The world became a brighter place the day your were born!






Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!



Happy Mother's Day!

I had a wonderful day with my family. The kids prepared breakfast for me and then we went to church. After church we headed down to my favorite beach where we enjoyed some fun in the sun. We were planning to bike the beach once the tide went back out but a storm came in so we will have to do that another day. We ended the day by going to dinner at one of our favorite family restaurants. It was a fabulous day!
I always enjoy quality time spent with my children and hubby and feel very blessed to be a mother and wife. Today Father Rick preached a wonderful sermon about his mother and where a mother's love comes from. It was so good- I was actually moved to tears. He shared that his mother loved him no matter how many times he made a mistake, how many times he got made fun of or did something he knew was wrong. He never had to EARN his mother's love. He said that his mother loved him with God's love and that he loves his mother with God's love. This is so very true! I love my children a little more each day. And as they get older I am finding it to be a bit more challenging to parent. Sometimes I feel that all I do is repeat myself. I don't want to discipline all day every day but I do want to teach my kids right from wrong and instill good morals and values in them. One thing I know for sure is that I will always love my children and I tell them several times a day that I love them with all my heart. That love will never go away.

My mother was a perfect mother (in my eyes). I can only remember her being happy and smiling, always ready to play, always there to help with homework or dirve me to swim practice. And I was the youngest of 5! My father was fabulous but he also worked 3 jobs so my mom could stay home with my siblings and I. There are times when I get overwhlemed with 3 children and my mom had FIVE! And like I already mentioned, she always seemed to have a smile on her face!

My mother, Bernice, was the perfect role model for me on what a mom should be. I often catch myself thinking, "Now, how would mom handle this situation?" And I call my mom constantly for parental advice which she gladly shares with me!

If I can be half the mother to my children that my mother was to me (and still is) I will consider myself to be an excellent mother!

Thanks mom for being you! I love you with all my heart!

I would like to share a poem with you that was shared online (sorry, I do not know who sent it to me). It describes my mother perfectly!



"Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep . . . the colors of the rainbow . . . she is Christmas morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows every emotion: happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow . . . and all the while, hopes and prays you will only know the good feelings in life. She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space . . . not even death!" ~Unknown

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Paper Crafts


This week we celebrated "Teacher Appreciation Week" at my children's school. Each day the kids brought in a small gift to their teachers. On Thursday they were asked to bring in their teacher's favorite drink. I created these little bottle toppers to put on water bottles. They are oh so easy to make and ALOT of fun! The little front pocket allows you to add a drink mix or small treat. My children told me their teachers loved it!

I also created this small clipboard. These are great to have by the phone so you have easy access to jotting down messages.



I used the new "Bella" paper pack to created both of these projects. The paper pack lends itself to a variety of themes!

Smiles,

Amy

Friday, May 8, 2009

A GREAT Quote!

Happy Friday!
Oh how I love Fridays! And today will be extra special, as I am invited into school to have lunch with my daughter, Payton Marie (who is in kindergarten) in honor of Mother's Day!

I came across this quote the other day (sorry, I cannot recall where I read it). It spoke volumes to me and wanted to share it with you!

"How SIMPLE it is to see
that all the worry in the world
cannot control the FUTURE
How simple it is to see
that we can only be HAPPY NOW.
And that there will never be a time
when it is not now."
~Gerald Jampolsky

Speaking of being happy, my friend and fellow consnultant, Karen Pederson, has posted an activity on her blog asking readers to share 10 things that make them happy. I thought this would be a fun activity to do with all my readers! Below you will see 11 simple things (I had to add an 11th item-I just love all my girlfriends!) that make me happy. I invite you to share in the comments section 10 things that make you happy! I hope to hear from you soon!

11 Things that Make Amy Happy

1. Seeing my children get off the school bus at the end of the day and come running to me
2. Quality time with my hubby
3. Quality family time
4. Walking into my bedroom and discovering that someone has made my bed
5. Fun mail in the mailbox!
6. Almond M&M's
7. A good workout-run,swim and/or bike
8. scrapbooking memories and stamping all kinds cards and paper projects
9. watching "Brothers & Sisters on Sunday night with my hubby
10. The Beach and sound of the Ocean
11. GIRLFRIENDS!

Have a HAPPY day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I love this stamp set!



Greetings!

I recently participated in a swap with other CTMH consultants. The only rule was to use the May Stamp of the Month stamp set "Be Yourself." I love all the cards I received from the other gals who particpated in this swap. I am sharing these cards with you now. Hope you enjoy them!

If you would like more information on how you, too, can own this stamp set, please feel free to contact me!
Have a wonderful day!
SMiles,
Amy

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Boy! It has been one crazy week. I have started training for another triathlon which is cutting into my bloggin time! As school comes to an end and our daily demands start to decrease I am sure that I will get into a routine and I hope to write every day.

I have been enjoying the gatherings that have taken place over the last several weeks. The hostesses have had a great time with their CTMH Shopping Sprees! The theme for all May gatherings is "Jimmy Buffet!" I still have a few open dates available in May. If you would more information about hosting a gathering or would like to schedule YOUR FREE SHOPPING SPREE contact me today!

I am excited to announce a NEW club I am forming next month. Here are the details:

NEW! OPEN CLUB!
I am so excited to announce that I have a new club starting next month. I am proud to announce my new “Non-Commit,” “Open” Creative Club which will allow anyone to join at any time with no monthly commitment. “How does it work?” you ask. Here are the details...We will meet at my house the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. starting June15th. You may join the club at any time and there is no commitment to stay in the club for any length of time or to place an order. There will be a $5 fee for the supplies used for the projects we make which will range from cards to small gift items, to scrapbook pages, and more. Each person who signs up for this club will have their name added to the bottom of the hostess list. The person whose name is on the top of the list will get the hostess rewards that month. In order for your name to keep its “place” on the list, you must place a $25 minimum order whether you attend the class that month or not. If you do not place a $25+ order that month, then your name goes down to the bottom of the list. If you do place a $25+ order, then your name continues to move up the list AND you will not be required to pay the $5 supply fee for that class. It will be free!Club members will also receive:
A free current Idea Book/Catalog
Free Hostess Rewards during your hosting month
$5 or free optional monthly classes
Optional opportunity to hold a home workshop or party to boost your hostess benefits
$5 discounts on all workshops while you are a member
Lots of other freebies and surprises...

SIGN UP TODAY!Amy McGrew, 843-207-8698, stamperamy@earthlink.net, www.amy.myctm

Friday, May 1, 2009

IT'S HERE!!!!



HAPPY MAY DAY!

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK MONTH!

HAPPY CTMH SUMMER IDEA BOOK GOES LIVE DAY!



Yes! Today the Close To My Heart 2009 Summer Idea Book goes live! If you don't already have a copy of the fantabulous Idea book please contact me today and I will be happy to deliver one to you. The cost is $3.95 or FREE with a minimum $25 order or FREE if you host a gathering! You can also view the Idea book online at my website http://www.amy.myctmh.com/.

Here is a photo of a card I made using the May Stamp of the Month. I love this stamp set! It is called "Be Yourself "(#D1349) and it is available NOW! This stamp set includes 14 images-6 sentiments and 8 image stmaps. I created the card you see on the right using the "Be yourself" stamp set (#D1349), the Silhouette Colletion Creative Basics Packet (#X5803), Baby Pink Cardstock (#1299), the Colonial White Designer Ribbon Rounds Collection (#Z1126) and the black ink pad (#Z2105).

You, too, can create this card and many more using this fabulously fun stamp set! You can even take advantage of the awesome Stamp of the Month Program and earn the stamp set at a discount or even FREE. Heres how:

*You can purchase the stamp set for the retail price of $22.95


*You can spend $25 (before shipping and tax) and earn the May Stamp of the Month for 25% off ($17.21)

*You can spend $50 (before shipping and tax) and earn the May Stamp of the Month for 50% off ($11.48)

*You can spend $75 (before shipping and tax) and earn the May Stamp of the Month for 75% off ($5.74)

*You can spend $100 (before shipping and tax) and earn the May Stamp of the Month for FREE!

The "Tickled Pink" promotion is still going strong throughout the month of May, too! I shared information about this amazing special several weeks ago but here is a quick review (Thank you Karen Pederson for doing the math!):
Spend $60 on stamp sets and get the Tickled Pink Promotion FREE ($41.65 value).
Purchase the Crystal Blue Stamp Pad (Z2117), Sweet Leaf (Z2153) and Hollyhock Stamp Pads (Z2128) ($5.25 each for a total of $15.75 together. Add this to your $60 in stamp sets and you are now at $75.75 before shipping and tax with $41.65 free (over 50% of the value of what you are purchasing). You'll use these stamp pads to create your Tickled Pink projects.
Add the 3" x 3" Acrylic Block (Y1006 - $8.50) and the 2" x 6.5" Acrylic Block (Y1010 - $9.95) and the 2" x 2" Acrylic Block (YY1003 - $6.50) to your order for a total of $100.70 (before shipping and tax). Now you qualify for the May Stamp of the Month FREE ($22.95 value). If you choose this idea, you will be spending $100.70 before shipping and tax and receiving $64.60 in free products. That's approximately 65% of the value of what you purchased. WOO HOO! Of course there may be other products you choose to purchase than the ones I suggested, but you get the picture, right?


There is another feature to the "Tickled Pink" speacial that begins today! Anyone who signs up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant between May 1-31st will recieve the "Tickled Pink" kit absolutely FREE! I'd love to have you join my team and become a member of my CTMH family! This is the BEST job! Consultants make money, have fun and I provide lots of support and training as your team leader!

I am furthering the "Tickled Pink" promotion by inviting all those who earn the kit for FREE back to my home in early June for a FREE workshop. I will help you create your layous AND guide you in creating 2 cards using your left-over products. You will also receive a goodie bag!

The entire night you will be "Tickled Pink!" If you are long distance and can not attend the FREE Evening-I will send you photos and instructions to create your cards in the comfort of your own home AND I will mail you your goodie bag, too!