Friday, May 31, 2013

Clean Stamps are Happy Stamps!

Here is a quick video on how to get your stamps clean.  I do love this little scrubber...especially for traveling with your stamps!  Check it out!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Layout using CTMH Claire Paper Pack

Here is another layout that we created at our Chicago Regional Celebrations.  It is using our Claire Paper Pack.  They had the title cut for us...I have never heard the little poem that goes with this...but most have heard it.  

Here is a close up of the first page.  We had the clouds that were cut from our Cricut cartridge that we popped up and put on there...and also used our Trinket Wooden Shapes.  See I told you I went through 3 packages of these!  LOL
Here is a close up of the clouds with those wooden trinket shape hearts.  They are called "color ready" so you can color them, but I just keep them the wooden color.

Now, had I cut this title, I would have put the insides of the letters in there...but I didn't.  But you can!  

Here is a close up of the second page.  We took our Patterned Pennant Stamp set (D1534) and stamped part of it on the bottom there to create a sun!  CUTE!
Now I just need to get my pictures developed and on the layouts!  That is next week!  LOL

Friday, May 24, 2013

Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

I am so excited that Close to my Heart is helping us to help the victims of the tornado in Moore Oklahoma!  If you purchase this stamp set for just $2.95, Close to my Heart will donation 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross to aid the tornado victims!  Not only am I THRILLED that CTMH helps those who need help, but we can help too and get a "thank you" stamp!!
So get yours now by either placing an order on my website or emailing me with your order.  I will be happy to help!

I love this stamp set, I love to help those who have been hit with this HORRIBLE tragedy and I LOVE Close to my Heart for ALWAYS willing to help too!

Homemade Gifts for Dad!

Father's Day is coming up and here is a GREAT video with some ideas on gifts for Dad!  Get your stamps out, Cricut Cartridge and spend some "non electronic" time with your kids creating cool gifts made from the heart!

So I decided to make a card for my son's birthday using these stamps.  He loves to golf.  So with some inspiration from the video I created this card!  I really like how it turned out.

I looked in our Make it From Your Heart how to book and picked card pattern # 24.

I used the Perfect Fit Frames & Perfect Fit - Dad they talked about in the video.  I used our Later Sk8r paper pack.  I then added the Happy Birthday from our Fringed Phrases stamp set.  Popped the golf ball up, added some washi tape, Trinkets wooden shapes and the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (for Cody's name).

I really loved how it turned out!

If you would like to purchase any of these items, contact me or go to my website to purchase them!

AND ALSO!!  THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET OUR DREAM POP PAPER PACK!!  You get 12 sheets of pattern paper & 12 sheets of cardstock for just $10 when you spend $35!  See more samples using this paper pack in past blog posts!!  It is AMAZING!  I just love it!  It is fun and fresh and COLORFUL!  LOVE IT!  It is VERY summery...but remember, you only have until May 31st OR while supplies last.   Email me today OR go to my website and place your order there!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hobby = Extra Money!

Have you been thinking about earning some EXTRA money OR, getting a discount on your scrapbooking supplies!  Now is the time to sign up with Close to my Heart.  

You can start your own business for just $49 for our Essential kit ($155 value) OR $99 for our Masters Kit ($335 value).  AND...for those of you who LOVE instant gratification...I have 2 Essential kits here at my house!!  Just give me a call and we can get you set up and playing with all your new products!

Where can you start a business for just $49??  Only with Close to my Heart.  AND, you can earn extra money!  Here is a picture of the kit that you will get.

In addition to that, you will also get our Dream Pop Paper Pack ($19.95 value) for FREE!  But only in May, so call me soon and get one of those New Consultant kits that I have here.  
I have been with Close to my Heart for 15 years now and it has been amazing for me. Not only have I earned extra money, paid for bills & fun stuff, but I have also earned 11 AMAZING trips that my husband and I have been blessed to go on.  We would have NEVER gone on trips like that if it wasn't for Close to my Heart. 
So if you would like to earn a little bit of extra money, a lot of extra money or just get a discount on your own scrapbooking supplies, call or email me and let's talk and see if Close to my Heart is for you.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dream Pop May Special Paper Pack

Have you gotten our AWESOME Dream Pop paper pack yet?  It is our MAY special, so you know what that MUST get it in May because when May is over, it's gone.  Oh and wait, it is also  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  So get it soon.

Here's how you can get your Dream Pop Paper pack.  Simply purchase $35 in products (through me or on my website) and get this pack for just $10!  This is a $19.95 value.

There are lots of samples using this paper pack on my scroll back and check it out.

AND, if you have purchased this paper pack and want some GREAT ideas.  Here is a link to the Workshop guide.  It will "guide" you through the projects.  It includes 2 two page layouts, 3 cards AND some treat containers.  Keep the guide and make the layouts all over again in different paper!

The samples in this guide also use the May stamp of the month stamp set.  This set is called Pinwheel.  And you can get it if your order totals $50 for just $5!  That is a $17.95 value!!!  AND, your dream pop purchase will count towards it too!!  But remember...once May is over (or supplies are depleted) Dream Pop will be history!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Keyboard Kraft Alphabet & Trinkets Wooden Shapes..again!

Here is another great layout using those favorite products of mine again!  I know...I am using the HECK out of them!  LOL  
This layout I made at our Chicago Regional Celebrations.  

As you can see, we cut the HEART out using our Cricut Cartridge and then the "you make my ...soar" I used our Keyboard Kraft Alphabet.  And also the stamp set that I didn't think I liked, but now I LOVE!  LOL  It is called Sightseer on page 86 of our catalog.  I have found so many ways to use it!  Here you see the people, camera and the airplane.  

And here is a close up of the 2nd page.  It was fun to I need to get my pictures on them!!  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Close to my Heart May Special - Dream Pop

Ok...I just have to say I LOVE THIS SPECIAL!  This paper pack is BRIGHT, SUMMERY and just makes me smile!  Here are some samples I made...

I love these cards!!!  Wouldn't you LOVE to get one of these in the mail??  How about brightening someone day and sending one!   (So much better then a text!!)  You can, simply recreate them with YOUR Dream Pop paper pack!

On all these cards I also used our washi tape (love it) and our Trinkets Wooden Shapes (my new go to accessory...don't tell anyone but I am on my 3rd bag of these!  And there are 57 shapes per bag!  Yes, I LOVE THEM!)  lol

And then the layout!  It just MAKES ME HAPPY!  I used the Dream Pop paper again.  BUT, the color wheels on the right side...guess what!  They are papers from ALL 7 of our paper packs in this catalog!  How fun is that!  And it ALL works!  So remember you can mix and match your paper packs!

Here is a close up of the left page.

And a close up of the right page.

And a close up of the title.  For the word "color" I used our Trinity Alphabet.  If you don't have this alphabet you MUST have it!  It has 3 different sized alphabets AND numbers!  SO worth it!  I stamped each letter in a different color and I stamped it close together so they touch.  I love that look.  Then I cut it out and left a little white border.  The "you" and "my" are from another one of my MUST HAVE accessories.  Our Keyboard Kraft Alphabet.  They are little tiny stickers and you get like a MILLION in the package!  LOL  LOVE THEM!  And the "world" is from our Cricut cartridge.  

And lastly, here is a close up of the color wheels that have the names of the paper packs that I got them out of.  And a BIG thanks to my friend Julie (who we made these together) for putting the names of the kits on here and doing this work FOR ME!  Everyone needs a friend like that!

I hope you liked my Dream Pop samples...remember, if you want this paper pack, you need to get it in May!  For every $35 you spend, you can get one for just $10 ($19.95 value).  They are while supplies last, so make sure you get yours SOON!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May National Scrapbook Month Special

If you think of summer as BRIGHT & CHEERY colors...then you will LOVE this paper pack!!  It is amazing!!   Check out this video!

You can get this paper pack for just $10 for every $35 you spend in the month of May.

Here are some layouts I made with it using the instructions from Close to my Heart.  I did change mine around a little know me...I can't make it exactly!  LOL  
Here is the first page.

A zoom in on the pinwheels from the first page...and see those little wooden flowers?  They are my new FAVORITE CTMH product!  They are the Trinket Wooden Shapes.  Page 123 of the catalog!  For just $6.95 you get 57 mini shapes!!  And here are 3 of them!  Then I added a pink sparkle!  

Here is the second page.  I used the glitter alphabet for "summer".  CTMH used something different, but I was using what I had.  So I used that!  Then my next favorite product...our Keyboard Kraft Alphabet.  These are little sticker letters.  They are also on page 123 of our catalog!  What a GREAT page!  LOL They are only $4.95 and you get a TON of letters. 

Then here is a close up of the second page...showing the pinwheels from our May Stamp of the Month.    Remember, both the Dream Pop paper pack and the May Stamp of the Month are only available in the month of MAY!  So get yours NOW!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Later Sk8r

Here is  my FAVORITE paper pack in the Close to my Heart catalog!  It is called Later Sk8r!  And we are making these layouts in my May groups!  If you would like to come and check out my groups and create these layouts, see my "upcoming events" tab for dates!  Then give me a call or send an email to reserve your spot!

 This kit is SO versatile!  I LOVE IT!  And if you would like to make 12 pages using this kit, I have a workshop (different layouts from these) on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 - 9:30.  Sign up by calling or emailing me.  The workshop is $35 and includes paper pack, extra cardstock, cricut images, green/blue epoxy bubbles and washi tape.  I have used this kit for birthday, pool parties, boys, dad and here for my ROAD TRIP!