Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Paper: Scrapbook Layouts

Here with some scrapbooking inspiration for you today!

Hopscotch is one of the paper lines that was released in Seasonal Expressions 1.  It is one of my favorite paper packs!  It's cute, trendy and full of fun spring colors.

This first layout was inspired by the Hopscotch Workshop on the Go.  This layout is a suggested second layout featured on the Hopscotch WOTG guide. Specific cutting instructions and how-tos can be found on my CTMH website, here, while Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.

CTMH Supplies: Hopscotch Workshop on the Go

I also had fun with dry embossing on my layouts this month! The next layout I used my dot embossing folder to create texture on the glacier chevrons.

CTMH Supplies: Hopscotch Workshop on the Go, Dot Embossing Folder

More embossing! More Hopscotch!  More fun colors!

CTMH Supplies: Hopscotch Workshop on the Go, Slate Cardstock, Pixie Extra Thick Twine,
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Dot Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder

Close up of some of the fun.  The buttons and brad are from the Mini-Medley Accents
 Slate Collection
, remember to check the while supplies last section for good deals! 

The Hopscotch paper line is available while supplies last until March 31st.  The Hopscotch WOTG comes with paper, a stamp set, Hopscotch Assortment and Flaxen Extra Thick Twine but you can purchase all of the Hopscotch components individually also.  Grab this paper, the compliments, assortments and the WOTG for yourself while you can!

Hopscotch Workshop on the Go

 All three of these layouts were created at my March Scrapbook Layout Workshop. The next layout workshop will be Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00pm. Join us!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Paper: Cute Cards

Do you know someone who could use a cute card?  Is there someone if your life that could use a smile sent to them?  Well... Do you own this stamp set?  Love Ya Silly

Love Ya Silly, Seasonal Expressions 1

....cause ya should!   I love this little stamp set.  It's a fav!  

These little cards were some of the quickest cards I've put together!  A cute stamp here, a little embellishment there, Stuck on You Puffies,  and I used my Score Board to created the embossed boarder.

This card was inspired by artwork in Seasonal Expressions, page 13.

And if you follow me on Facebook you already saw these little tags my boys and I put together for their Valentine's treats.  We used Love Ya Silly, Doodled Designs, Stuck on You Puffies and Art Philosophy to cut out the perfect tags for treats!

Both of these stamp sets were released in Seasonal Expressions 1 and are available on my online shopping site.  

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Madness

Ready or not... March Madness begins! :)

I'm ready for all of the fun March will bring but am also hoping for warmer weather. I'm ready for spring, sunshine and fresh air - breathing in fresh air without icicles forming on my nose hairs, that is.  

It's my birthday month!  Whoop! Whoop!  It's actually the birthday month of many of my family members and friends... The official first day of spring is not far away... Spring Break Month...  St. Patrick's Day... And, of course, March Madness which means the boys will be watching plenty of hoops and I may just be able to sit near by in my scrapbooking room playing with paper!  It's been awhile since I've cranked out some cards - my stash is running low and I have plenty of pictures to get in albums.  So, yes, more paper playing in March.  I think that's a great goal.

I've got a post packed full of all the Close to My Heart need-to-knows for March so buckle up it's going to be a party!!

Ellie's Birthday Party!!
Did I did say party?  I shall start with that!  I'm celebrating all month long and you're invited!! :)

During the month of March, if you place an order of $33 (That just happens to be the magic number this year!) or more I will be sure to send you a goody bag from my party!  A goody bag with some of my favorite CTMH goodies in it, of course!

You can place an order online and have it ship directly to you at my online shop (be sure to join "Ellie's Birthday Party!") or contact me and I can place the order for you!

Stamp of the Month: Choose Happy
Cute frames.  Fun borders and accents.  When in doubt, choose happy!

Remember this Stamp of the Month set, Choose Happy, is available for only one month - for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50 or more in Close to My Heart product.

Become a Close to My Heart Consultant!

Join me in my Close to My Heart adventure!  March is the month to sign up!  During the month of March, if you sign up as a CTMH Consultant by purchasing one of the New Consultant Kits (retail value over $370) for only $99 you will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26).  Including the free shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290!  

Additionally, new Consultants who reach $300 in sales during their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the new rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95) as a FREE BONUS!!

There's more.. After you reach your $300 in sales in the first 40 days, keep going!!  If you hit your "Straight to the Top" sales goal in the first 3 months of being a CTMH Consultant, you will automatically receive a refund of your New Consultant Kit!  That's over $545 in CTMH product for FREE just for sharing your passions and hobby with your family and friends!

I started off this post listing the many reasons March is amazing and this just adds to it, right?!  I joined Close to My Heart last April and it has been nothing but fun from the beginning.   I signed up during a promotional month and haven't looked back.  CTMH is really a pretty top-notch company!  When I first heard of CTMH I had no idea it had been around for 30-years!  CTMH prides itself on being an industry leader in all that they do.  I have been impressed with the amount of creativity, dedication and passion everyone I have met or talked with that is part of the CTMH family has.  It truly is a family, I belong to a much bigger team full of wonderfully generous and inspiring women.

I have so much to say but in a nutshell:  Whether you are looking at beginning a new business adventure or wanting to expand your hobby there is no time better than the present!  A few of the things I love most about being a consultant are the discounts on products, access to exclusive items, the attainable sales goals and the even more attainable party goals for your customers!  I LOVE being able to tell my hostesses to "pick out more!" or "What else do you want?  You have more free money to spend!"  Like I said, CTMH is awesome;  they are good to their Consultants and just as good to their customers!  Did I mention, as a Consultant you are one of the first to receive all the new goodies before they are released to the public?  This happens for me, again, TODAY!  As a Consultant, I can put in my first order for the new product that will be released in Seasonal Expressions 2 on April 1st!  If you sign up to be a Consultant starting today you also get first dibs at brand new, not yet released product!  Check out the New Consultant Kits below.

There's more, so much more... depending on where you'd like your business to go... product, product and more product all the way to regional meetings, convention and huge incentive trips.  

Think about it!!  If this promotion is for you, these organizational pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over to my online business page or give me a call to join today!! 

Consider this a SNEAK PEEK at Seasonal Expressions 2!! 
You can choose one of the two New Consultant Kits, The Scrapbookers Consultant Kit or The Cardmaker's Consultant Kit, which ever fits you best: 

Here is a picture of The Scrapbooker's Consultant Kit.  It includes a huge supply of
Close to My Heart products, perfect for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and pages.
This is a detailed list of all that is included in The Scrapbooker'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.
This is a detailed list of all that is included in The Scrapbooker's New Consultant Kit.

If you have any questions, let me know!

And, just in case you missed this last week...

Calendar of Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, March 10th, 6pm-9pm:  Layout Workshop --  RSVP by Thur., March 5th
Thursday, March 26th, 6pm- 8pm: Seasonal Expressions 2 Preview Party
Thursday, April 9th, 6pm-8pm:  Creative Card Buffet
Tuesday, May 12th, 6pm-9pm:  Layout Workshop

Happy Crafting!