Thursday, March 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Pack Focus - Hopscotch

There are eight of us highlighting this FUN paper packet!  A list of participants is located at the bottom of the post should you get lost along the way.

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

First of all...isn't this stamp set stinkin' cute?!  LOL  I love it - and obviously picked out this image and these sentiments to use on the card - but the whole thing is cute!
This card design come from our Make It From Your Heart how-to book.  I totally love being able to have a foundation for my creation with the ability focus on the design.  I colored in the image with our ShinHan markers, and used the Colorless Blender to pull ink "off" - making some areas lighter and allowing for the shading.
 I did 3-D the image and then stamped the two sentiments in Black ink and yes...you guessed it!  I added a little piece of Gold Shimmer Trim and
The photos of this paper pack just do not do it justice!  You must see it in person!  It is so fun and cheery!
Now head on over to Melissa David's Blog to see what she has in store for you!

List of participants and the links to their blogs:
  1. Melissa Robinson
  2. Melissa David
  3. Debi Barber
  4. Aggie Peters
  5. Tonya Whitehurst
  6. Judy Faye Garner
  7. Terry Morrow
  8. Marianne Hancock 
Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Confetti Wishes Birthday Cards

Had a workshop last night where I taught these four fun cards!  The ladies who joined me loved them!  Aren't they too fun?!
The Confetti Wishes paper packet and color scheme were included as well as several stamp sets I will list at the end of this post.  
We also incorporated three of our Embossing Folders - Heart, Diamond and Chevron - to create backgrounds for them.

Stamp Sets Used:
D1618 Build-a-Cake
B1464 Puppy Party
B1464 Lovely Birthday

We are expecting another wave of cold and wintery weather here in the Dallas area so I guess it will be a good excuse to stay inside tomorrow!




The original designs came from Christine Adams and she allowed me to scraplift them.  :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

NOW is the RIGHT TIME to JOIN CTMH (and MY TEAM)!


You may have seen things buzzing in the social media world about a BIG campaign that Close To My Heart released first thing in this morning!  It is a phenomenal offer for anyone who joins the CTMH team this month and I would LOVE to add some new team members to my team!

Read below and please click on the links to find more information or...contact me directly by email or at 214-984-0280.  I am happy to answer any questions you have.  When you are ready to sign up, all you have to do is CLICK ON THIS LINK and complete the information as requested.  (Be sure to note your username and password so you can gain access to all of your online resources.)  

I am having a team training in the DFW area on April 18th and it would be a great time for you to come join the fun!  If you do not live locally, don't worry...I still include my long distance team members in the fun!

The Top 5 Reasons to Join CTMH (and my team) in March!
Click on image for enlarged view!
Cardmaker's NEW Consultant Kit!
The Cardmaker’s New Consultant Kit contains a wide selection of Close To My Heart products, ideal for creating stunning cards, all for only $99 USD / $109 CAD! With a retail value over $360 USD / $400 CAD, this kit is a fantastic deal! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

CONTENTS OF THE CARDMAKER’S NEW CONSULTANT KIT INCLUDE:

  • Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
  • Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
  • Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
  • Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
  • Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit (G1095)
  • Jackson B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK367)
  • Oceanside Sequins (Z3041)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
  • Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
  • Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2196)
  • Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2197)
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad (44751)
  • My Acrylix™ Dizzy Circles (C1610)
  • My Acrylix™ Wavy Blooms (D1651)
  • My Acrylix™ Finding the Words (D1646)
  • 1" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1002)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cherry Pink Marker (Z2450)
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker (Z2463)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
  • My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
  • VersaMark™ Ink Pad Tsukineko™ (Z891)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Scrapbooker's NEW Consultant Kit!
The Scrapbooker’s New Consultant Kit includes a huge supply of Close To My Heart products, perfect for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and pages, all for only $99 USD / $109 CAD! With a retail value over $355 USD / $395 CAD, this kit is a fantastic deal! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

CONTENTS OF THE SCRAPBOOKER’S NEW CONSULTANT KIT INCLUDE:

  • Annual Inspirations (qty. 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (qty. 15)
  • Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
  • Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
  • Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2031, qty. 5)
  • Workshops on the Go® Jackson Scrapbooking Kit (G1094)
  • Blossom B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK368)
  • Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042)
  • Blossom Assortment (Z3072)
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Barn Red Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2104)
  • Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2165)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2114)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641)
  • Picture My Life™ Jackson Scrapbooking Program (Z3068)
  • My Acrylix™ Documenting Moments (D1647)
  • My Acrylix™ The Authentic Life (D1644)
  • My Acrylix™ Instalife (C1615)
  • 2" × 3½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
  • My Legacy™ Black Post-Bound Album (Z2094)
  • Memory Protectors™ Sample Pack (W134, qty. 2)
  • My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Check out THIS LINK for some additional details and THIS LINK to see how much fun we have with my team!

Come on...


Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month - Choose Happy

This month we are highlighting the March Stamp of the Month, Choose Happy.  It has some beautiful frames, cute sayings, and a fun border and it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase!
If you are coming from Melinda's Blog, you are on the right track.  You can find a complete listing of participants at Adeline's Blog, should you get lost along the way.

I used a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book to create my card.  I wanted something simple that would not detract from the beautiful frame.  I stamped it in black ink and used the ShinHan colors to make it coordinate with the Zip Strip (the chevron piece of paper) that came from the Brushed paper packet.  The Gold Shimmer Trim just added a little sparkle as did the Clear Sparkles.
I random-stamped the background with an exclusive stamp set called Budding Springtime (shown below).  You can only get one of these exclusives from a Consultant.  (Contact me to find out how you can get one of your own as they are only available through March 31st.)
This is the exclusive stamp set used for the background, stamped tone on tone to the Pixie cardstock with Pixie ink.
Hop on over to Sheila's Blog and see what fun creation she has in store for you.

Happy hoppin'!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Have a Lovely Day!

Yeah...so you can tell I have moved past the winter colors real fast and am ready for Spring!  LOL  Unfortunately, or fortunately (as long as I can stay inside to enjoy the snow and ice), the weather is not aligning with me!  Oh well...these kind of cold weather days give me a good excuse to stay inside and papercraft!  That is what I plan on doing this weekend!

I used the Confetti Wishes paper packet - the colors are just fun and cheery - and this stamp, "Lovely Birthday", to create this card.  I used a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart How-to Program for the design.
The flowers and leaves were colored with the ShinHan markers and 3-D on the front of the card.  Some clear sparkles added the perfect finishing touch to the card.
I hope you like it and...have a lovely day!  (Happy Friday!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Everything is Better with a Friend

I seldom come up with any card or scrapbook designs from scratch so am thankful there are various resources from which to be inspired.  Today I used this sketch from CASE(S) this Sketch #111 to create my card.
I made this card for my Secret Sister for this past weekend's retreat.  Her favorite paper packet is Heartstrings so I decided to incorporate it, totally leaning away from it being Valentine related.  I think I was successful!  ;)
I used our Dot Embossing Folder, on Hollyhock cardstock, and then distressed it to expose some of the white core.  I layered it onto a slightly larger piece of White Daisy cardstock to allow for the border, needing to set it off a bit from the patterned B&T.  

It is kind of hard to tell but I did paper piece several things in the stamped shopping girl image.  The dress, polka dot and animal print gift bags were all paper pieced.  The remaining items were colored in with our ShinHan markers.  Doesn't it look great?!  (I am a little proud of myself as the paper piecing truly seems almost seamless unless you were to run your finger over it.)
This stamp set, "Everything is Better with a Friend" is only available through March 31, 2015 and is only exclusive to hostesses.  You can get it by hosting a physical or online Gathering or by placing a $150 order.  (Contact me with questions.)  It is definitely one of my favorites!

If you are "off" today because of cold weather in your area, it is a great excuse to get out your papercrafting products!  :)  Have a blessed day!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Why You Should Join CTMH and My Team...

As posted yesterday, there is a fabulous recruiting offer that will take place during March.  I have been a Close To My Heart Consultant for over 16 years and still love it as much (and maybe more) than I did then.

There are so many great things to love about this company as a Consultant, including the fabulous products, getting a discount on your purchases, and being the first to know about the newest product releases and campaigns.  But more importantly, I LOVE the many people I have met over the years who have helped make this a fun journey!
I am finishing up a team retreat this weekend.  We get together various times throughout the year be it at trainings, retreats or conventions.  There is always sure to be fun and creativity whenever we get together.  It is one of the things I live for.


Debi won Left Center Right, collecting on some fun paper!






Terry winning Left Center Right Game.  Check out all the fun embellishments!
My She Art creation.
Having lived far away from my upline's, I am sure to include my long distance team members in our fun events - even from afar.

If you have any questions about joining this fun journey, let me know!  You will love the fun!

Stay warm today!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Too Good to Be True? (Recruiting Special!!!!!)

This may seem too good to be true but it is totally real and has never happened before (and may never happen again)!  ;)  If you join my team  and Close To My Heart in March, for just $99 (plus shipping and tax), you will get this gorgeous chevron tote for FREE!  (It is selling for $26.95)  Yep!  It's true - totally FREE just for joining the CTMH fun!  There are no strings attached.  BUT...be sure to read all the way to the end of this post because believe it or not, it does get even better!!!!!
Here is another view of this shoulder tote.  I own one.  I love it.  :)  It's spacious, stylish and does hold 12 x 12 paper.  Click here for complete details.
These photos are snapshots of the SAMPLE Consultant Kits you get to choose from when you sign up. I say SAMPLE because come March 1st, the NEW kit will be released and contain BRAND NEW product that we have not seen before!  One of them has a scrapbooking focus and other, cardmaking.  Both are a fabulous offer with over $370 in value - for just $99!
Cardmaking Consultant Kit
Scrapbooking Consultant Kit
So...are you ready for even more excitement?!?!  You CAN get this newly-released Rolling Tote - retail value of $149.95 - for FREE, too!  Okay...so there is one little catch on this one but it is totally doable and well worth a little effort on your part.  Plus, once you take this fun plunge in the fabulous world of CTMH, you will love staying here.  ;)
Details:  Remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in your first 40 days after your New Consultant Kit ships and you will receive the rolling tote as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)!  Beyond that, no strings attached!
 So check this out...  Are you ready for this?!  That is $545+ CTMH product for just $99!  If anything ever sounded too good to be true this is it but it's completely true!  YOU ARE NOT DREAMING!  This offer is only available March 1-31, 2015.
I will share benefits of joining my team in tomorrow's post which includes joining all the team fun.  We are having a team retreat this weekend and you would be invited to join us at all future events.  We are never too short of fun!

Please contact me if you have any questions or are considering this fabulous opportunity.  I would totally love to have you and am just short of my recruiting goal!  Enjoy this fabulous Saturday wherever you are!