Saturday, October 24, 2015

Everything ABC's Blog Hop Letter V...

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this Hop we will be featuring the letter "V"  This may be the name of a paper, stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "V" element will be featured in their post.

If you came here from Lauren Moore's CTMH Craftings then you're right on track!

My Inspiration for "V" was Close To my Heart's New My Reflections Paper Collection "La Vie En Rose."  From the minute I saw it, I new it was going to be one of my favorites!  I created and demoed this Valentine's inspired One Sheet Wonder Mini Album at a Team Retreat back in September and knew it would be perfect for this HOP.  This cute little ditty provides NINE Pockets for you to add pictures, journaling, gift cards, tickets, etc.  This project features 2 Top Pockets and 1 Side Pocket in which I used our New Pomegranate Cardstock as a base and 6 Inside Pockets with Daisy White and Black Cardstock bases.  Kick it up a notch with an array of embellishments and don't forget to use one of our zip strips...the "From me to YOU" fits perfectly on the cover.  How will you be Inspired?

For this project I used...
My Reflections La Vie En Rose Paper Packet (X7201B)
My Acrylics Your Own Kind Of Wonderful Stamp Set (D1627)
Exclusive Inks White Daisy Stamp Pad (Z2163)
Gold Foil Tape (Z3129)
Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape (Z1920) available in our clearance
Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463) available in our clearance

Here's a closer look at Close To My Heart's "La Vie En Rose" I love the clean look of the black & white patterns, the pop of color with the floral print and two of our hottest new colors Pomegranate & Poppy.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's Blog Hop is Daryls Recker at Crafty Happy

In case you get lost along the way...visit Linda Norman at Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Share What You Love, Love What You Do...

October is the perfect time to start your New Career with Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant!  During October when you sign up to be a New Consultant, you get this Fabulous 2015 Convention Bag with the "In the Bag Promo"

Your Close To My Heart Consultant Kit will be filled with over $445 in product and business supplies for Only $129!  Just think, everything you need to expand your personal supply of Top Quality Papercrafting Products, PLUS everything your need to SHARE What You Love!  All Consultants get their own FREE Websites to offer your customers 24/7 access to some of the industry's best products.  Online training and a team full of resources who share your love of papercrafing!  Learn new techniques, share business ideas, team retreats and get your questions answered.  If any of this sounds interesting to you, I would love to discuss the Close To My Heart Consultant Opportunity with you.

Also, CTMH has revamped their Straight To The Top Program Offering New Consultants Rewards every step of the way as they Kickoff their New Careers.  Here's a sampling of the items you have the opportunity to earn...stamps, organizers, products and clothing.

You can find details about becoming an Independent Consultant on my website.  After you've reviewed the information, feel free to Call or Email me if you have questions.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sneak Peek From Downunder...

The past few days our Australian Close To My Heart Sisters have been enjoying their convention and we've gotten a look at some of the new products being released with our Expressions 1 idea book in January.

Excited about the soft hues in Charlotte and cannot wait to explore the new Workshops Your Way Program, in the meantime, let's not forget we have two and a half month's left as we prep for Thanksgiving & Christmas.  I know I will be making some hand made gifts and decorations this year.  Be sure to check back for my Posts and Workshops filled with ideas to get you through the holidays.  In November I'll be featuring My Reflections Sangria during my Fall Card Workshop.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Frightfully Fun...

Halloween is quickly approaching and the littles will be out looking for treats.  Kids are deciding on costumes, pumpkins and treats.  Stores are decked out with multiple holidays side by side and my sweet tooth seems to get the better of me these days.  You might even say I have a little addiction, seriously have you tried the caramel apple lollipops?  Truly my favorite!

My mums adorn my flower beds, apples and pumpkins are everywhere and spreading a little cheer about is how I like to look at the season of Harvest.  One thing I love to do is tuck a little note here or there, whether it is in a book, lunch box or at the dinner table...there is nothing quite like getting something handmade.  That's what I love about 3X3 cards; quick, easy and cute.  I'll be using Close To My Heart's "Frightfully Fun" stamp set (B1543) at my Workshop on Saturday, October 24th.

Here's a little preview of the 3X3 cards we'll be making at my Craft-O-Ween Workshop.  Perfect for adding a little SMILE to someones day.  In this Workshop we will be making 3 - 3X3 cards, 2 - A2 cards, a treat bag and a candy box.  Please RSVP by Thursday evening, October 22nd.  Complete details can be found on my Workshop Page.

Happy Creating -

Monday, October 12, 2015

Waiting For My Little White Box...

Do you use a Cricut to enhance you Papercrafting?  I have to say, although I love my punches I'm not quite sure where I would be without my Cricut.  I'm kind of old school in the fact that my favorite is my first love, the original Cricut Personal Cutter.  My tried and true 6X12 friend but times and technology change and I advanced to the Cricut Expressions 2 a few years back and it has been a love/hate relationship between us.  Can you relate?  I love that it is 12X12 but I sure do miss my dial & keypad.  Truth be told I still have to use my manual to get just what I want but hey its okay...Really!

Ask me WHY and I'd have to say my Close To My Heart Cricut Collections.  Yep, that was what drew me in.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that we partnered with Provo Craft to create custom designs that work perfectly with our My Acrylic Stamp Sets!  And with the release of the new ARTISTRY product (Z3190), I am super stoked to have recently ordered it insert "HAPPY DANCE" :)  Have you seen it yet?

I can't wait to try it out!  I've seen the pins and posts and cannot wait for my "Little White Box!"  In the meantime, check out a few of my favorite creations I've snagged from some of my talented CTMH Sisters.

Interested in learning more about the Close To My Heart Cricut Collections, visit my website to check out all FIVE Collections, each includes; Cricut Cartridge, 3 Size D Stamp Sets and Cardstock.

BTW, remember my love/hate relationship with my Cricut E2 ;)  I have a Cricut Explore Air on order!  As I mentioned technology changes and I'm trying to stay current, cannot wait to see how it works with my laptop and iPad.  The thought of creating from anywhere intrigues me!

Happy Creating!

Friday, October 9, 2015

It's In The Bag...

I am so in LOVE with Close To My Heart's video "Life Is Worth..." it so perfectly shows why we do what we do.  Take a look, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

As you can see Papercrafting is all about making memories, whether you Scrapbook, Stamp, Decorate or Entertain it is all about creating that Special Moment and Special Memory.  With Close To My Heart we offer you the products, tools and expertise to do just that.  If you are interested in learning more I would love to meet with you and Show You How to make a special handmade gift.  Join me for an upcoming Workshop or schedule your own Home Gathering or Private Session with me.

Have you ever thought about taking your hobby to the next level?  Close To My Heart is offering a Custom Bag presented to this years Convention Attendees for anyone who signs up to be an Independent Consultant during the month of October.  I have to say I'm just a wee bit jealous, okay a lot jealous...LOL!  You can find details on my website.  I'd love to discuss the opportunity with you and answer your questions.

Enjoy this Fall Weekend and remember to Snap, Stamp or Scrap your memories.  Happy Creating!