Thursday, March 26, 2015

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 - Blossom and Treats of Friendship

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Treats of Friendship stamp with Blossom paper pack

Those that know me, know that I love anything coffee or tea!  So, naturally when I saw the "Treats of Friendship" stamp set in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book (you will be able to view and order starting April 1st!) from Close To My Heart I had to have it.  It was the first item on my shopping list.  Take a look at all the fun images...

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Treats of Friendship - Item # C1616

The red outlined shape indicates that there is a matching Cricut cut on one of our cartridges.  In this case it is Artbooking.  

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Use our Shin-Han markers to color your tea and cup!

I couldn't decide if I preferred the stamped image plain or colored in with our Shin-Han alcohol markers.  What do you think?

Here's how I made the card using our new Blossom paper pack:

  • Cut a 4" x 8" piece of Lagoon cardstock
  • Score at 4" and fold in half for your base
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square of patterned paper and adhere to the base
  • Adhere a strip of Smoothie Striped Washi Tape from edge to edge
  • Cut the tea bag shape on your Cricut at 3" with the Real Dial Size on.
  • Stamp the steam in Desert Sand ink
  • Stamp the cup in Lagoon ink
  • Stamp the sentiment in Sunset ink
  • Adhere with pop squares
  • Embellish with Coral Reef Sequins
  • Used retired Baker's Twine to add the tea bag strings

I hope you find as many wonderful uses for this stamp set as I have!  Stay tuned to see the adorable tea bag holder that I've made.  I will feature it in my next post.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

10 Reasons to Join Close To My Heart and Live the Dream!

10 Reasons Why Close To My Heart Consultants Live the Dream

Why should you join the Close To My Heart Consultant family? We’ll give you ten good reasons:
1. You work with beautiful products that practically sell themselves.
With unique papers, Cricut® cartridges, and exclusive stamps, our products will keep your memory keeping on-trend and downright fun. To make matters even sweeter, when you’re a Consultant you get these products at a great discount—and who doesn’t love a discount on beautiful products? The toughest part of your job will be trying to resist purchasing the whole idea book in one order!
2. You make friends that will last a lifetime.
No doubt about it, the people you meet as a Close To My Heart Consultant will change your life. Ask any Consultant—the trust, love, and unity you feel when you’re a Consultant is reason enough to join today. Your new community of friends, business partners, and mentors will be an incredible support to you throughout your journey. Close To My Heart will become your second family, and when you’ve got family, you’ve got everything you need.
3. Your job is literally a work of art.
With a job where you work with art every day, you’ll be living the dream! You’ll have a great outlet for sharing your artwork, your business supplies will include paper and stamps, and you’ll teach what you’re passionate about. This isn’t your everyday business; you make money by doing what you love!
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4. We’ve got your back.
Throughout your entire journey with Close To My Heart, we at the corporate office stand ready and willing to help. You’ll have access to every form, flyer, and newsletter you need. With an entire online library of training videos, business classes at almost every event, and a Consultant Services department dedicated just to helping you, you’ll always know you have a place to bring your questions. And your Team members (and even other Consultants you haven’t met yet) will also always be there to answer your questions, calm your concerns, or simply lend a listening ear.
5. You’ll become the business guru you always knew you could be.
You’ll gain some serious muscle as you work on building your business—business muscle, that is. A lot of your experience will come through fun travel and trainings with people you love to be around. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for “work” that will usually feel a lot more like play!
6. You can rest easy knowing your business is built on a solid foundation.
Not only will you find stability in taking control of your own career, but you can rest easy knowing Close To My Heart has unmatched longevity and stability. Our Founder & CEO, Jeanette Lynton, has been in the papercrafting business for over 30 years—that’s a lot of business savvy! Even cooler: Close To My Heart functions free of debt.
7. We throw pretty amazing parties and you’re always invited.
We do ‘em big, we do ‘em small, but all of them are fantastic! From annual Conventions to regional events across the globe, there is always something happening with Close To My Heart. These events offer countless perks, such as business training, product training, creative sessions, networking opportunities, and TONS of fun.
Convention 2014
8. Sticky Boy. Enough said.
Come meet the world’s number one expert on clear, sticky, and sassy, the one and only Sticky Boy. You can’t help but fall in love with him immediately. Plus, if you attend Convention, you’ll have the chance to get your very own Sticky Boy to keep!
9. You have the chance to travel to exotic lands across the globe.
Who wants to go to the Caribbean on us? How about Hawaii? Central America? Abu Dhabi? If you work hard, we’ll make sure you’ll play hard. Guaranteed.
10. You get a free shoulder tote if you sign up this month!
Yes, that’s right—the adorable, trendy shoulder tote is yours when you join in the fun. Better yet, joining this month gives you the opportunity to earn its magnificent matching organization piece: the rolling tote! Could there be a better way to get your business in order right from the beginning?
Shoulder Tote
You see, when it comes to business opportunities, it doesn’t get much better than Close To My Heart. Get in touch today to join the family!  I can’t wait to meet you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I've just received my Consultant preview copy of the brand new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book from Close To My Heart!  It is fabulous!  There are 2 new paper collections, new hostess stamps, embellishments, kits, albums, and more.  

The new BLOSSOM collection features Lagoon, Glacier, and Sunset as it's feature shades.

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The new Blossom paper collection

While JACKSON is more masculine and outdoorsy with the colors of Cocoa, Glacier, Barn Red, and Juniper

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The new Jackson paper collection

These products go live for purchase on April 1, 2015!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FREE Tote from CTMH in March 2015!

Yup, I said FREE!!

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Thinking about joining Close To My Heart?  March is the month to do it! During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE Shoulder Tote (a retail value of over $26.00) in their New Consultant Kit.  The New Consultant Kit is just $99.00 and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies.  Including your FREE Shoulder Tote, that's a savings of over $290.00!  Additionally, new consultants who remit $300.00 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the Rolling Tote (a retail value of $149.95) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping and handling)!  These organizational pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry to my website and join today!

Their are 2 kits for you to choose from depending on if you love to make cards or scrapbook.  CTMH has something for all types of paper crafters!

Cardmaker's New Consultant Kit

Scrapbooker's New Consultant Kit