Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's All About DAMASK!

It is hard to believe that there are only 5 days left in August.  This means there are just 5 days left to take advantage of the awesome special CLose To My Heart is offering all month long.  For $49 you can sign up to become a CTMH Consultant and start making money by scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting.  Talk about the PERFECT job, eh?!  AND...this month only CTMH is throwing in this very cool bag absolutely FREE (it retails for $50!).

Damask Tote Bag Features
• 17" 17" 6"
• Large exterior pocket for 12" 12" paper packets
• Huge interior can hold a 12" 12" album and more
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
• Wear on the shoulder, across the chest, or as a backpack
• Large flap snaps closed

I find it only fitting that the August Stamp of the Month  just so happens to be one with damask images in it!  You can purchase this versatile stamp set for full price OR with a minimum $50 order it is yours for just $5.00!

I used the large corner image to stamp the liner of the cupcake in the card above.  It was so simple and I am thrilled with the outcome!  Who would have ever thought that corner image would make the perfect cupcake liner?!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cricut Artiste Easy Instructions

Last Week I shared a video with you about the NEW CTMH Cricut Artiste Bundle.  Today I wanted to share with you a video on the wonderful booklets that come with the Artiste Bundle.  These two booklets make using your cartridge easy-peasy!  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I hope y'all are having a lovely weekend!

I just wanted to mention today that there is still time to receive this AWESOME TOTE/BACKPACK for FREE.  I love this bag because you can carry it like a tote or a backpack (my favorite!).  I love the material it is made from because you can clean it with the swipe of a wipe or damp cloth....and it looks brand new again.  It is large enough to carry a 12 x 12 album and perfect for our Idea Books, too!  It is practical yet stylish at the same time!  VERY COOL and VERY FREE ($50 value) when you start your CLose To My Heart Career during the month of August!  You can begin your career today as a CTMH consultant by hoping over to my website ( and filling out the application that is found under the "Opportunities" link.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and/or if you would like me to walk you through the sign up process.

Friday, August 24, 2012


We made it through the first week of school!  I am ready for the weekend!
It is always a bit lonely when the kids head back to school for me.  However, this week I had a GREAT new friend to keep me busy while my children were back to the books.

My new friend?   THE CTMH CRICUT ARTISTE BUNDLE!  I never imaged that one small little cartridge could do SO MUCH!  Have you treated yourself to this AMAZING collection yet?  If most definitely have to...NOW!  Below is a video walking you through this amazing product. I invite you to view it and then feel free to contact me to order yours today (I actually have one in my cash & carry stock waiting for a new home-I will give it to the first individual to contact waiting for it to ship from the corporate office!).

...AND  I am giving all those who order this "Gotta Have" product a FREE WORKSHOP ON THE GO KIT (a $35 value).  You choose the kit you want!  I will also honor this special for any individual order of $100.  There are 10 NEW $35 (this price includes shipping and tax) value workshop on the go kits in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, as well as 4 kits from the Spring/Summer Idea Book available for you to choose from!

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Family Display Tray Workshop

Thank you to my dear friend and fellow consultant, Lisa Stenz, for inspiring me with this workshop.  Lisa designed this lovely project and gave me permission to offer it to all my customers and followers.  This is available as a kit to go so if you do not live local OR can not attend the actual class just let me know.  I will be happy to package up a "kit to go" so that you can create this project in the comfort of your own home.  The new Close To My Heart display trays make GREAT home decor items, GREAT gifts and they are GREAT Fun to embellish!
Workshop details are below.
Here is another Display Tray I did for the class I taught at Convention last month in Dallas. Texas.

                                               9:30-11:30 or 6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                               COST:  $30
                                               R.S.V.P:  ON/BEFORE MONDAY, SEPT. 3rd.
We will be using Close To My Heart’s beautiful new Avonlea Collection to make this Family Display Tray.  You will learn how to use our new Artiste Cricut Cartridge to make a 3-D flower and a 3-D pinwheel rosette!  You will also get to choose your own initial which will be pre-cut for you using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Your registration includes the following:
  • (1) 12 x 12 wooden Display Tray
  • Pre-Cut pieces for each section from the new Avonlea paper collection
  • (1) package (2 sheets) of Avonlea Compliments Canvas Shapes
  • 24’ of Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon
  • 18” of Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
  • Pre-Stamped images from the Jardin stamp set
  • Misc. accessories pack including (4) adhesive backed small bling gems, bitty pearl, pearl badge button, teal scallop heart cardstock shape, and burlap ribbon.
  • Long Distance kits also come with step-by-step instructions.
Add the beautiful new Jardin stamp set for only $17 more!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Close To My Heart has Alcohol Markers!!!! These fabulous new markers were released with the Autumn/Winter Idea Book that just went live on August 1st.  I LOVE these markers and I think YOU will , as well!

I am offering a Marker class in September.  The details are below.  I invite you to watch this informative little video and then contact me to reserve your spot at my marker class.  I look forward to coloring with you!

Marker Class:  THURSDAY, SEPT.  13th
                          9:30-11:00 or 6:30-8:00 p.m.
                          COST:  $18.00
                          R.S.V.P:  ON/BEFORE  MONDAY, SEPT. 3rd
Come learn the ins and outs of these fabulous NEW alcohol-based markers.  These markers are different than the old markers. You will learn a few coloring techniques, how to use the new blending pen, as well as how to store your new markers.  You will receive a maker set, a blending pen and the black archival ink pad with your registration.  You can choose the color of your marker set upon registering for the class.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Clementine Card Class

Clementine Card Class:  THURSDAY, SEPT. 6th
                                           6:30-9:30 p.m.
                                           COST:  $30.00
                                           R.S.V.P:  ON/BEFORE MONDAY, AUGUST 27th

Is this not the cutest card gift set?  You will create 4 standard size cards, as well as, the magazine box (cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge) to store them in!
Your registration fee includes the following:  
*Level 2 Clementine Paper Pack 
*Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
*Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
*Bulk Burlap Ribbon
*4 standard size envelopes
*Class Instructions
*use of my stamp set and inks

*You will have extra paper to create more cards at home!

Please bring basic took kit to all classes
(paper trimmer, adhesives, scissors, glue dots, cricut mat)
You only pay for your supplies for each class.

*If you want to purchase a “Kit to Go” I will be happy to do all your stamping for you.  Just add $5.00 to your registration fee, as well as, $7.00 for postage.

*We will be working with the stamp set from the Clementine Workshop on the Go, Creme Brulee’ ink, Sorbet ink and Saddle Ink. f you would like to purchase the inks and Workshop on the Go Kit and do your owning stamping please let me know and I will be happy to figure out your total!    

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hooray...It's National Stamping Month!

Several years ago Close To My Heart created one of my most favorite holidays...National Stamping Month!!!!  September is the lucky month to be named this wonderful holiday.  Each year CTMH comes out with an AWESOME, Exclusive product for September ONLY...and they make it available starting on AUGUST 15th...which is TODAY!  I am so excited about this exclusive stamp set.  As you may already know, I am a BIG fan of home office-type things, calendars and daily documenting.  The "It's Your Day" double stamp set is just perfect.  Take a peek at the video below to learn more!

Here is a card I made today using the stamp sets.  I must give credit to fellow consultant Vikki Wizniuk.  I used her design but changed the colors.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Happy Friday!

Last night I held my first annual "Scrapbook Wars."  This event was held to introduce the new CTMH Products in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  Fun was had by all!  And BOY! were these ladies CREATIVE!

Each team was given a cute paper purse filled with goodies (I cannot believe I forgot to take photos of these fun purses!).  And everyone went home wiht a prize of some sort that was wrapped in paper boxes I created using the new ARTISTE CRICUT CARTRIDGE (the paper purses were also made wiht this cartridge-this is a MUST HAVE for EVERYONE!!!!)

Congratulations to our runner up team- MISSY DOBRY and LEE ANN HILTY AND to the overall winners DEBBI BROYLES, SANDI BURNS and LOIS!  The runner up team were presented with a $40 CTMH gift certificate and the winners received a $50 gift certificate.

Here are some photos of all the fun we had!