Friday, December 15, 2017

CTMH Technical Blog Hop - Glitter is Glamorous

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 Close To My Heart Independent Consulant sharing their "Glitter is Glamorous" creations .  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Annemarie's  Blog, you are on the right track! 

All supplies are Close To My Heart

For my Glitter I used the Bashful Glitter paper for my background, Red Shimmer Trim was used for the tree base, tree branches were Basic Fundamentals Paper   that I tore. For a little more bling I used a star from the Better Together Complements and added a few Bashful Pearls as a finishing touch.

Thanks for hopping by!  Please continue onto Melissa's  Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Just for Fun

The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You  can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!
November is the perfect time to encourage your customers to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, your customers can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of their projects match!
For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!
For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free! 
If you have any questions please let me knowVisit my website for more details

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop "Terrific Tags"

Welcome to the CTMH  Technique Blog Hop "Terrific Tags" and if you are hopping over from  Haley Dyer's blog you are on the right track. Hope you are enjoying all the creative tags.

All supplies are CTMH. Bases were all made with the Thin Cut-Basic Tags . For the Santa Tag I used some Ruby Cardstaock for the suit and then just bit and pieces for buckles and belt. I use stamp set - The Thought That Counts. For the last tag I just used a piece of Basic Fundamental paper and was very pleased with how it turned out.

Now hop on over to Wendy's Blog and see what she has made. Thank you for hopping by and please let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Special 50% off!!!

Save big on the items  which are available for a limited time while supplies last! A fresh set of deals will be made available every Tuesday at 12:00 am (MDT). You’ll also save on shipping costs through this sale, since shipping will be based on the discounted price of sale items!
Interested in even more special offers? Check out the awesome FREE items that you could get when you sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or the extra rewards you can earn by hosting a Gathering this month.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fun with Stencils

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog featuring "Fun with Stencils" This month there are 8 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants that will show you there take on "Fun with Stencils" and if you have hopped over from Cat's Blog you are in the right place.

This has been one of the most challenging blog hops for me. I could not  decide what to do, I have seen so many beautiful cards using stencils but that was not the case for me. After many, yes, many attempts this is the best I could do.

All produces are Close To My Heart

Sea Glass, Paper of the Year, retiring July 31, 2017, I love this soft cool shade of green
Sea Glass Glitter paper  retired and if you have not tried CTMH glitter paper, it beats all others "hands down", Glitter stays on the paper, where is should be.
ink - Sea Glass (retiring) and Black Memento™ Ink which I love for the crisp image it gives. 
Stamp Set - A1192 Happy Heart

Now back to the Stenciling, 
 Here is a picture of one of the many stencils I cut using CTMH Cricut Cartridge. 

Now before you hop over to see Darlys' Blog , I would love for you to leave me a comment. Thank you for hopping by and please come back often. If you have questions please let me know.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July SOTM Blog Hop Story Alphabet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring JULY'S SOTM, which is Story Alphabet,  If you have come here from ,Darly's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If she you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I do apologize for this photo. I took several and none of
 them were good are did this card justice!
All products are Close To My Heart
Card Stock - Sea Glass (25% off this month)
Embellishment - Uptown Ribbon Pack

Now "Hop" on over to  Michele's Blog' to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, Story Alphabet, SOTM is only available until  June 30st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount! 

Thank you for hopping by and please let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

More Hello Foxy

I love this lSOTM Hello Foxy and here is another simple card I made. This stamp set is only available until June 30 so don't miss it.  I used my ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ and colored the little wreath which I thought complimented the Litte Dreamer paper. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Little House Cleaning

It's Saturday and I thought I would do a little house cleaning. Now the "room" I'm working on this morning is my "in box" of my email. Yes I'm one of those that just can't delete emails, not even all those ads I receive. So today I'm deleting all the ads I have received. Just looking through some emails I have some dating back to 2013. Please don't judge me.

Decluttering I know in organizing you need to know want to keep and what to get rid of. I ha
d a dear friend who is a professional  organizer. Charla came and transformed by barn. My barn is were I do my crafting, host family and friend get togethers and my hubby does his hobbies also and just a wonderful place to hang out.

Ok back to my story of emails. I have a direct sale business, a very active volunteer in several organization, a wife, mother, grandmother and is my spare time enjoy paper crafting, painting and working with flowers.

I had thousands, yes thousands of emails in my inbox, so the first thing I'm doing is  deleting by groups, You know all those ad emails, I use YAHOO and it allows you to call up all the emails from one sender and delete them all at one time. So that's what I been doing and I'm making some head way.

 I'm getting back to my project. Hope you have a great Saturday and I'll give you an update later.  Contact me if you like. 

Happy Saturday!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Retiring Stamp Sets - Get them before they are gone

Welcome to the Close To My Heart - Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop. Now if you have hopping over from  Gina's Blog you are on the right track.  July 31, 2017 the Annual Inspiration will be retiring and with that we will be saying good by to many, many wonderful stamps. Be sure to get them before they are gone. 

Like so many people they love their home state. I'm from Texas with a true southern accent and proud of it. I  used the retiring State of Texas stamp and with the sapphire from  Enchantment Fundamentals paper was just the right blue and Cranberry Ink for a deeper red. I then added a bakers twine from Enchanted Ribbon Pack and Sequins Silver Assortment
All supplies are Close To My Heart

I would enjoy hearing what you think before you hop over to Michele's Blog. Thank you for hopping by and please come back often. If you have any questions please let me know

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Shaker Card

This card was inspired by a blog hop that will happen in a few days. "Shake It Up" I had never made a shaker card and thought I would give it a try. After several hours of searching the internet this is what I came up with.

I'm a purest when it comes to using Close To My Heart supplies so this is 100% CTMH. For the clear card I used a 4x4 flip flap, the confetti is the little pieces from the "Little Dreamer" complements and the paper is also Little Dreamer. Now the envelope is from the bulk pack and I just cut it down and added some adhesive to the sides so a 4x4 card would fit.


Thank for stopping by and come back often.  Please if you have any questions just let me know. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

We've Got you Covered

Buy a My Legacy™ album this month and get a second ½-off! My Legacy™ albums are an ideal place to preserve your memories and protect them from the elements. This month only, when you buy one album at $29.95, you can get a second one ½-off—that’s a savings of $14.97! Choose from our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colors

Get an album FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Hello Foxy

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the stamp set "Hello Foxy". which will only be available until June 30th.  If you have hopped over from Priscilla's Blog you are on the right track but if you have just happened along the way, you are in for a treat. The hop is one big circle that will take you to 23 different Blogs of some of the most talented "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultants.

I loved playing with this new stamp set and will be sharing some more project this month but for this hop I kept it simple. I used Whimsy Fundamentals paper with Whimsy Carkstock Smoothie and I chose black ink for the sentiment and the wreath and whisper for the outline of the little fox. I then pulled out my Watercolor Pencils and the small watercolor brush and let my inner child take over.

Thank you so much for hopping by and before you hop over to Haley's Blog I would love for you to leave me a comment and think about  follow me you just never know what I may be up too. If you have any questions about this or any Close To My Heart produces please contact me.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month

Today is the last day of National Scrapbooking Month which means we will be saying goodbye to all the "Live Beautifully" paper, cut above kit and stamp set. I have had a great time with this paper and have seen so many beautiful scrapbook layouts, cards and projects with a wide range of photos and occasions like proms, weddings, vintage, family, just to mention a few.

Thank you to the wonderfully creative ladies who attended the Live Beautifully Workshops I hosted, It was great spending the time and seeing the wonderful pages you created  and hearing your stories you shared.

Now just because National Scrapbooking Month is over does not mean that the art of creating is, so let's Get Your Scrapbooking On.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Little Dreamer Workshop Your Way

This is the first of what I hope are many "Get Your Scrapbooking On" Workshops which will start June 12 6pm & June 13 2pm.  RSVP by June 1 
I modeled this workshop group "Get Your Scrapbooking On" after Karen Pederson's "Play Groups".
 She is one of the my CTMH inspirations. 

Basic Kit - this will give you a 3 double page layouts 
  • Little Dreamer Workshop Your Way (includes Little Dreamer Paper Packet, Little Dreamer Complements, 3 extra sheets of Cardstock (2 White Daisy, 1 Thisthe) Little Dreamer Glimmer Gems,  White & Gold Ribbon)
  • Cutting Guide
COST - Basic Kit
$30 (shipping and tax is included)
$35 for long distance participates 
Extra $5 if I pre-cut

Better Kit - I will have the "Little Dreamer Cardmarking Stamp Set to use
  • Basic Kit 
  • 9 card bases with envelopes
  • Black Pad
  • Lagoon Pad
  • Thistle Pad
  • Whisper Pad
  • 3" x 3" Flip Flaps
COST Better Kit 
$72 (shipping and tax included) 
$77  for long distance participates 
Extra $5 if I pre-cut
for SOTM add $5 + $2.50 for shipping & tax

Best Kit
  • Better Kit
  • Little Dreamer Cardmarking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts
COST Best Kit 
$102 (shipping and tax included) 
$107 for long distance participates 
Extra $5 if I pre-cut
for SOTM add $5 + 2.50 for shipping & tax

Card Kits are available, ask me!  

RSVP by June 1

Friday, May 26, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month

"Close To My Heart" has created some beautiful paper in honor of National Scrapbooking Month and there is only a few days left to order any of this offer.
This is Cut Above "Live Beautiful" kit is so easy and came together so quickly. 

Don't let all the flower fool you  there are some wonderful UN flower layouts that I would be glad to share with you if you're not into flowers. I also have other layouts and cards kit instructions I would be glad to share for this paper packet, I will email when you place your order


And this stamp set will be gone also May 31, 2017. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop. If you have hopped over from Priscilla's Blog one on the right track and if you just happened by you are welcome too. Now sit back and enjoy as visit 18 very creative Close To My Heart Independent Consultants' blogs and see what creations they have to  share from the new product  which will be available until August 30, 2017.

Workshops Your Way® Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Kit. I find the WYW is the best way to go it contents:
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Thistle, 3 White Daisy)
The stamp set I choose was Little Dreamer  cardmaking c1677 and I popped up the middle heart. 

Now before you hop over to Michele's Blog to see what she has created, please leave me a little love and become you of my followers. My goal is to have 100 followers for the end of 2017. Thank you for hopping my and please some back often. I would be glad to answer any questions and if you don't have a CTMH Consultant it would be my privileges

Monday, May 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Embellishment Envy

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop featuring Embellishments and if you are coming from  Haley's Blog, you are on the right track. But if you have just happened along the way you are welcome to visit some very creative Close To My Heart Independent Consultants.

If you did not know this about me I LOVE Shimmer Trim and use it ever change I get and a couple of weeks ago I attended a nephew's wedding and want was I to do but pull out a white bag and start putting my CTMH embellishments to work. I used "my go too" gold shimmer trimmer" which I trimmed down making it thinner. Then I remembered the My Girl Complements with that beautiful gold love, hearts and an arrow, I added a little White & Gold Ribbon with a few gold sequins and made a simple design on some sea glass cardstock. In a matter of minutes the gift was ready.

Now before you hop over to Annemarie'sBlog, I would love to leave me a comment and follow me so you don't miss anything going on at my place. Thanks for hopping by, come back often and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Today I was thinking about all the wonderful ladies how have touched the lives of so many and this came to mind.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Blog Hop featuring the NSM "Live Beautifully"  There are 18 Independent Consultant that will be sharing some of the wonderful creations out of the beauty paper.  Now if you are coming from Corinna's blog you are on the right track and if you just happened here while you where out surfing the WWW then you are in for a treat;

Seat back, got you a cup of coffee and enjoy as you hop where this blog.

To look at this paper, who would guess these card were made out my scraps but they did. I love this paper and I'm working on a couple of Wedding Albums and they are going to be soooo pretty.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
If you are not a big flower person, look no flowers  Remember this paper is only avaliable thur May 31, 2017 or until supplies last. I will be surprised that this special last until the end of the month. So don't be slow with your order and if I can help you please let me know. 

Now before you hop over to Michele's Blog I would love for you to leave me a comment or sign up to follow my blog. Thanks for hopping by and come back often.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Get Your Scra pbooking On Group

Well, I'm taking the leap and starting a scrapbook group.  Here are the guild lines I have and it is fluid so there may LOL be changes. I do hope to have it up and running in June and would love to have long distance participates.

  • What - “Get your Scrapbooking On” group
  • When-  Meet 2nd Monday or Tuesday, To be decided by group, majority rules
  • Time – 2-4pm & 6-8pm choose what is best for you,
  • Where – 2213 CR 1605, Rusk
  • Cost  $30.00
  • We will begin using CTMH scrapbook Workshop Your Way with printed instructions.
  • There is no minimum times you have to attend or no contracts
  • If you order your own supplies I would suggest you order 15 days before class and you will be eligible for “Stamp of the Month”  discount and any other special that “Close To My Heart” may have going on.
  • Group will continue as long as there are 5 participates for each month.
  • Must prepay or order your supplies at least 15 days before schedule class
  • Each participate will need basic supplies -Paper Trimmer, scissors, adhesive, 3D foam tape, etc 
  • If you would like precut workshop there will be a $5 charge and I must order for you.
  • I’m sure I have forgotten something and this will be a learning curve for me, for sure. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. The month there are 26 Independent  Consultants featuring the SOTM LIVE, LAUGH. LOVE  If you have come from Corinna's Blog you are right on track and if you just happened to drop by well you too are welcome to hop through this wonderful circle and see the lovely creations that have been shared.

This month I have shared two totally different projects for the SOTM. This one page layout is for a nieces wedding album and the LOVE just seemed to fit.
All products are Close To My Heart
Cardstock & Ink - Dessert Sand,

 All products are Close To My Heart
paper -  Whimpers Fundamental and Blossom cardstock

Now these flowers show just how versatile this stamp set is. and I just love the monochromatic colors and the design came from Mojo Monday #491.  I'll share more about that later this week.

Now before you hop over to see what Darlys blog has created, I would love for you to leave me a comment.  Thank you for hopping by and I would love to show you how.

Make it from the Heart Monday

Make it from the Heart Monday is featuring May Flowers!
Flower Marker Collection Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Wall- hanging.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thin Cuts Without Stamping

Make it from the Heart Monday, featuring "Thin Cuts"  There is a simple card that I made with CTMH thin cuts and a embossing folder.  Both items I used on this card are retired. 

This you tube video show you how to use thin cuts on cards and layouts.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back often.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

OMGosh what a SALE!!!!!!

I just had to share what I had in my "in box" this morning, this wonderful sale that Cricut has going on right now. OMGosh!!!!!   If you are thinking about ordering one or all three bags to help you carry your cricut, cuttlebug, laptop, and much, much more.  Be sure to also visit this site for a little extra discount. Now I don't guarantee the coupon discount but it won't hurt to check it out.  I'm always looking for a great deal and this is a great deal!

Shoulder Bag, Tweed
Rolling Craft Tote + Machine Tote, Tweed Bundle

Hope you found this hopeful! Thanks for dropping by and come back often!