Do What You Love

Do What You Love

“Do what you love” is so very important, don’t you agree.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been a part of Close To My Heart (CTMH) because I love crafting and I want some of the best products for this.   We were relocating to Guam and I was honestly, in a panic about where I’d get my crafting supplies from!  I wanted to be sure I was able to get paper, stamps, and scrapbooks.   Getting them at a discount was just an added bonus for me.

From a simple decision to join CTMH (formally DOTS when I joined), I gained so much more than a discount.  I gained a community of amazingly talented artists to inspire me.  Friends, both as customers and consultants, who have walked 18 years of life with me.    We’ve laughed, cried, and created memories to last a lifetime.  You just can’t go wrong with this.   Look at this amazing kit you receive plus you’ll get a $50.00 CTMH Cash shopping spree to pick the supplies you want in your kit and a free Magical Paper Pack.  It’s really a “Consultant Kit Your Way”!   Did I mention that you get to pick your new supplies from the upcoming Holiday Expressions because consultants get a “preview” period where we can order ahead of everyone else!   The value is over $200.00 for an investment of $75.00 (over 60% discount).

 

Join our team, WWStampettes, this month and get the “Kit of the Month” for free!  You’ll only need to have the Stamp of the Month to create this cards.  The cards are cut and ready for you to stamp.  Embellishments are included!  =)  

 

Here’s a sample of one of the cards, a different take on the same sentiment:

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  Do what you love and join our amazing company to get the best of both world – top of the line crafting supplies and a wonderful community!

I Sweat Glitter!

I Sweat Glitter!

Have you seen the August Stamp Of the Month, S1808 For The Love of Crafting, with it’s great saying “I craft so much I sweat glitter!”?  I’ve had so much fun with this stamp set!

I made these pens for my team at Convention this year:

Take a pen and use the charms that are on clearance to decorate it.  Slide into a cello bag and put a topper on it.  Central Park Paper was used because it’s so cheerful!  Did I mention if you purchase this stamp set for $5.00, you’ll get this free kit of the month?

I have several more cards to share before the end of the month because I’ve had so much fun with it.

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope craft so hard, you sweat glitter too!

Sweet Friends Cardmaking Set

Sweet Friends Cardmaking Set

I’m always in need of “Thank You” cards and this workshop, G1158 Sweet Friends, provides me the ability to create 12  cards.  Check out this YouTube from my friend, Mary at CardzTV:

 

Kit contents:

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
3 – Documented sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 White Daisy)
1 – gold glitter gems (Z3312)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Customize your cards with exclusive stamp images you can color to your liking, so you can always make your cards your way.

Additional supplies needed:
Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2819)
Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2847)
Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2832)
Shimmer Brush—Gold (Z3316)
3-D Foam Dots (Z3342)

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Thank you all for being sweet friends of the crafty world.  Have a creative day!

 

A Little Bit of Magical

A Little Bit of Magical

Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit, Magical!

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! The colors are updated to the new palette to be released on September 1.  Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

 

 

To add to the fun, you can get the More Magical Paper Pack free when you host or join our CTMH Community!

Both are great choices and I’d love to help you out.  Let me know what I can do.

 

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  A heartfelt thanks to all of you wonderful peeps for being being so supportive of my business!

Thanks A Bunch

Thanks A Bunch

Here is the same card, in two different versions by changing the color of ink that is used to distress the sentiment.  Placement of the bow in a different place, different doodling, and changing out the gem colors and you go from masculine to feminine.

 

 

Add coloring to the background, either all of it or just parts of it, and you change up the design again.  We’ll have a few of these on the card buffet for you to personalize to meet your needs.  Coloring is the rage and this card (and the stamp set) allows you to participate in this fun.

Here’s some close ups:

 

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  A heartfelt thanks to all of you wonderful peeps for being being so supportive of my business!

 

 

Free Kit of the Month

Free Kit of the Month

The free kit of the month is 5 cards featuring the Stamp of the Month (SOM).   S1808 For The Love Of Crafting is here to celebrate your love for crafting!!  Look at these wonderful sentiments and images:

Here’s two crafty samples from CTMH.  The card, with it’s layers, is wonderfully put together.

 

The scrapbooking page is randomly stamped to create a background.  It’s my favorite.

 

 

Get your free kit when you order the Stamp of the Month for $5.00.  They are cut and ready for you to assemble.  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

WOW – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

Wow – You’ve Got To Check This Out!

There is so much going on in August with CTMH, you just have to check this out.  There is something for everyone!  More to come as we go through the month.

Specials – there are 3!

Here’s To You:

July 15 – August 31 Exclusive Product Offering

The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions!

Bring Back My Pack – Magical:

Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

You’ve Got Class:

Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

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Create with Heart – New Monthly Subscription!!

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking!  Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them.   I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month.  You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping:

Check out the September Kit:

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Stamp of the Month – August – S1808 For the Love of Crafting

With a $50.00 purchase you can get this awesome set for $5.00 and receive this free Kit of the Month from me:

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Paper of the Month – Documented

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Retiring

This is the last month of the Seasonal Expressions and the Annual Inspirations!  In fact, the Annual Inspirations will be no more.  We will be moving to three catalogs each year.  In fact, the retirement list is extensive so be sure to get what you need, this month.  Here is the retirement list:  2018-retiring-list (1)

Join Our Creative Community!

There are so many great reasons to join CTMH, you can read more about them here.In August, when you join, you’ll get the Magical Paper Pack free.  

There is a new Consultant kit to welcome in the Holiday Expression as August is the preview month for all consultant for the new product.

There is so much going on in August, I’m sure I missed somethings.  Be sure to check this out.  Thanks for letting me take up some space in your mailbox!

 

First Home

First Home

Here’s a card to help someone celebrate their first home.  Such a big step in life and accomplishment!  S1807 Highlight Reel is a great set for celebrating these first time accomplishments.  

Use Fresh Air Paper on this card with some of the neutral colored cardstock, Toffee (front and back) along with Glacier.  Color in the windows and door of the house with the Shin Touch Markers.

Stamp the heart in cranberry which really makes it pop on this card.   The white ribbon and some shimmer brushes to add the finishing touches.

Remember my Kit of the Month, which features the current Stamp of the Month and is FREE when you order the SOM for $5.00 (with a qualifying purchase of $50.00).

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Are you getting your first home?  Comment and I’ll send you this card!

Join me for my first online class!

Join me for my first online class!

Last month I offered this great workshop guide when you ordered the supplies for it from me.   If you did, then you’ll get a special link to a Facebook Group where we’ll be doing this class, live, on Thursday July 26th!  Time: 7:00pm EDT to 9:00pm EDT!  How about that?!  It’s a secret group with giveaways, games, and Facebook Lives to help you get this done.  As part of my first group through this, I’ll be looking for feedback about what works, does not work, and how to make it better!

Didn’t get the supplies last month?  Here’s an updated version of the list.  Order now and you can still come, have a great time with us!  There are some modifications to the list as the Rainbow Sale is not longer applicable.

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Rainbow’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

– Half pack of the Adventure Cardstock Bundle (20 sheets $14.50) X5944 $7.25
– (4) white daisy card bases and envelopes (50 ct. value pack $14.95) #X254 $1.20
– (7) pieces of Black Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #1386 $4.20
– (5) pieces of White Cardstock (24 sheet pack $9.50) #1385 $2.00
– (1) piece of Gold Foil Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3365 $2.32
– (1) piece of Gold Glitter Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3238 $2.32
Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
Black and White Dots #Z3314 $3..95
Black and Gold Ribbon #Z3197 $6.95
Gold Arrow Clips #Z3379 $6.95
Adventure Ribbon Pack Z3262  $9.95 (Tangerine Swiss Dot Ribbon)

Some of the above you probably have on hand and do not need to order.  If you order $25.00 of the above or below product, you can still participate in this!

Additional Supplies used:

– ‘Be A Rainbow’ stamp set #D1813 $17.95 (June 2018 only – if you don’t have check with me to see if I have any in stock)
– Acrylic Blocks in appropriate sizes
– ‘Block Alphabet’ Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
– ‘Block Numbers’ Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
– ‘Basic Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z3317 $12.95
– ‘Stitched Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z4182 $10.95
– ‘A Big Thank You’ Thin Cuts #Z4174 $19.95
– Rose Embossing Folder #Z3343 $8.95
– Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2805 $7.95
– Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2804 $7.95
– Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2892 $7.95
– Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2807 $7.95
– Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2808 $7.95
– Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2809 $7.95
– Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2816 $7.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
– Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

You may have these items on hand or may need to make adjustments to the layouts or cards to utilize stamp sets you already have.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you can join me in my online class!  We love to have you join us!

Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.