July 15, 2015

This Just In!

Copied from the CTMH blog...
New post on Make It from Your Heart

Studio J Flash Sale
Do you have an account full of Studio J® layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? Well, now is the time to log in to Studio J and order all your layouts and photos! From July 15, 2015, 9:00 am MDT to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am AEST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am AEST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 USD/$5.95 CAD/$7.50 AUD/$8.25 NZD each!
 Remember, this sale applies only to layouts ordered before the cutoff time on July 31 (August 1 for our friends in Australia and New Zealand), so get ‘em while they’re hot and start designing—and ordering—as soon as possible!
No grace period for orders
Layout credits are used first before the discounted price takes effect
Applies to SJ1001 (Hostess Rewards) layouts as well
Discounted amount is commissionable
Discounted amount counts toward earning Hostess Rewards and Gathering totals when connected to an EZ Invite™ published Gathering
Discounted amount does not count toward earning the discounted Stamp of the Month
Normal shipping/handling rates apply
There is a link to Studio J on my right sidebar

July 1, 2015

An Offer Too Good To Pass Up

A new month means new stamp set and a new special offer!
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 (USD & CAD) in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 (USD & CAD)! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.
A great stamp set with so many possibilities

Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 (USD & CAD) Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 (USD & CAD) of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!
Wouldn't these be some fun stamps to add to your projects?

These aren't even all of them! Check out the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea books for all sets available. Don't have a current idea book? Leave a comment here and I'll send you out one :)

June 30, 2015

Last Day of June

That means a new month long special is on the horizon. It also means it's your very last day to get the June SOTM. I've enjoyed creating with it. It's a perfect summer stamp set and also great for birthdays and other celebrations too. Here's a few projects I've pulled from the CTMH Pinterest page

I've also been working with the Blossom paper packet. This has been one of my favorite paper collections and I'll be so sad to see it go in August. I have a few cards to share with you using the Blossom paper packet and a few card stock scraps from my stash. The stamps I used are listed under each card.
Have a Happy Day stamp set and March SOTM Choose Happy for the frame
Have a Happy Day stamp set
Paper Bird Hostess Reward stamp set
Friendly Pets stampset
Have a Happy Day stamp set
You Mean the World to Me stamp set

Get these goodies before they are gone!

June 1, 2015

Love is in the Air at CTMH

(Shared from the Make it From Your Heart blog)
Now that it’s officially June, something’s in the air. Can you feel it? That’s what we call love, people! L-O-V-E. And it’s all because of this month’s deal on My Crush® books.

Prepare yourself for the twitterpation: For the whole month of June, when you purchase any My Crush book and its accompanying assortment pictured in the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE!

Just admit it, you’re totally crushing on this deal.

Okay, so maybe you haven’t struck up a romance with a My Crush book before. (Gasp!) Take a look at these heartthrobs and consider the possibilities they could bring to your summer.

First, this blushing beauty: the My Crush In the Pink book. The designed pages are prime real estate for your photos and notes, and the coordinating assortments open your creative options even wider. You start with this:
My Crush™ Book

And end up with this:
My Crush™ Book

Feeling a little more adventurous than that? Try the Wildwood book and all its trimmings.
My Crush™ Book

Now, don’t be getting all swoony on us just yet; there’s still more to go. Dare we mention there are even more options beyond those we have pictured here? Because there are: five books, seven assortments, and four truly terrific stamp sets. Stamps that you can get for FREE. Oh, the love we feel for FREE—it’s inexpressible.

It’s time to stop dreaming of what could be and show the world how you really feel. Get your family reunions, summer vacations, and birthday parties into a My Crush book right away. It’s not too late to fall in love!

April 29, 2015

It's No Secret

When it comes to my love of Disney I don't hold back. It's no secret that I love taking trips to the most magical place on Earth as much as I possibly can (afford it).
So it brings me great joy to relive those trips and memories in my scrapbook pages.
I just completed this double page layout from our last trip. I'd like to point out that you can make some pretty amazing Disney pages without and specialty products. There are a lot of cute stickers, papers and embellishments  with the characters on them but sometimes that just doesn't match the theme you're going for.

I used the Jackson WOTG scrapbook kit for these pages of our resort. These patterns and colors lend themselves perfectly to the "rustic atmosphere" of the Wilderness lodge! Because I take so many photos, wanting to remember all the details, I added a flip flap to this layout.
Shown it the above photo is my layout with the 6"x12" flap open exposing more photo and embellishment opportunities. Now I didn't follow the instructional guidelines included in the kit, it's up to you if want to, but there are several different layout directions included.  Really everything on here except the glitter paper was from that kit. Plus I have so much more paper and embellishments left to create additional layouts or some cards. AND the awesome stamp set that I'll have forever.

If you head over to my shop to get this kit don't forget to grab some of the coordinating inks too. 
For my layout I used Cocoa (Z2114), Barn Red (Z2104), Juniper (Z2165) and Glacier (Z2641)

April 14, 2015

Illustrious Invitations: Inked to Impress - from the CTMH blog

Sharing this wonderful post from the Close to my Heart blog:
Spring always brings a rush of new joys! It seems that love, weddings, flowers, sunshine, and even babies come pouring into our hearts all at once during this season. It’s a beautiful and welcome renewal after a cold, dormant winter. 
With so many beautiful things blossoming all around us, it only makes sense to celebrate. Whether that’s through a bridal shower, a baby shower, a birthday party, a wedding reception, or simply an afternoon of crafting, we believe that everyone has something to celebrate this time of year.
And what’s a celebration without an invitation? Why, a very lonely celebration of course. You know what they say: the invitation sets the tone for the party! So we mined the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book for invitation stamp sets just right for ringing in spring. Marvel at the jewels we discovered!
The flowers in this stamp set are to the Blossom paper packet as sunshine is to blue skies—they were made for each other! Use them in tandem to create an invitation that will have your guests rushing to your party so quickly they’ll blow the blossoms on the trees clean off!
The icy sparkles crystallized on these lemon slices look good enough to eat! We love the bright colors and shapes from this stamp set that make the invitation a party in itself. Can you imagine how happy you’d feel if this splash of life arrived in your mailbox?
If making your own invitations feels a little intimidating, just think of it as an alternative form of cardmaking! With one stamp set, you can create a collection of invitations that will make each of your guests feel special and appreciated—a little act of kindness that is well worth your creative efforts.
So open up the windows of your home (and heart) to spring! Let the fragrances, light, and even the occasional rain shower into your life. Breathe it all in. Even if your party is a long way off, today is always worth celebrating!
7″ x 5″ It’s a Shower Invitation
4 ¼” x 3 ¼” Time to Party Invitation

April 13, 2015

Since You Asked

I have received a few requests for some "in person" workshops. Since I love the opportunity to interact with you all in person I'm going to host my first workshop at my home and if we outgrow the space I have,(which would be awesome) then we will relocate to somewhere larger for the next one. So check your calendars, and pencil in Sunday May 16th for the Blossom Card Workshop.

When you order the Blossom Workshop on the go kit from my website your spot will automatically be reserved.  You don't need to purchase anything else for this, but if you would like to order additional supplies for your own personal stock the list is included on the above flyer. You are also welcome to bring your own tools and adhesives of choice (but I will have some available for use).

I hope you'll join me. I promise we will have a great time!

April 10, 2015

I Love a Good Deal

Ok seriously, who doesn't love to get something for free? I'm all about finding a bargain.
That's what these CTMH Deal of the Day grab bags are. Every day they offer a grab bag at certain price, it could be any where between $35 and $150. You chose if it's the right price point for you and if it is buy it (especially because you don't what the next days price will be and you don't want to miss out) What you will receive is all that and more - sometimes even more than DOUBLE the retail value!

Here's a short video I made showing the contents of my first grab bag. I paid $35 for this box of goodies and the value of the products inside exceeded $68! And not every $35 box is going to have these same items. Here's some of my friends $35 boxes:

I can't wait until my $150 box arrives, should be next week according to my shipping confirmation! Don't wait, get your box ordered. The sooner you do, the sooner it can be in your hands. When your box arrives I would LOVE if you would share a photo of the contents on the Your Memories Here facebook page!

April 5, 2015

Fresh New Ideas

Have you taken a look into the new Seasonal Expressions idea book from Close to my Heart?

Wow!! I'm just so excited for the bright pops of color, bold patterns, and all the projects I can envision making with them!
Let me share with you just a few examples to get your creative juices flowing.
 These two (the one above and one below) are made with the NEW Jackson collection.
 And then these two (above here and below here) are made using the NEW Blossom collection.
BUT there is so much more that you can do with these collections! How about some cards?

That's just a small sampling.  I don't want to overload you with too much awesomeness at once ;)

Lastly, please please please don't forget to check out the Deal of the Day grab bags. It's a really great way to get a whole lot of fantastic products for not a lot of money. So far CTMH has offered them at $35, $115 and $75. You never know what the next price point is going to be, so get the one you want right away on the day it's posted. They only stay up for 24 hours (hence the deal of the day). You simply add any one regular price item to your cart to purchase and then the option to purchase that day's deal will become available.

Until we chat again, go create yourself a wonderful day!

April 1, 2015

I'm No April Fool

It's April and that means we can finally order from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog!
Take a look at the new Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions idea book and catalog, what's #1 on your wish list? For me, I want it ALL! That's how excited I am for these now products.

Along with the new items, CTMH is offering a month long fantastic promotion.

Here's the details:
Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Consultant’s Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!Contact me for more details.

I also want to share more project ideas with you this month. I want to help you get inspired to make something. Help you find ways to use the supplies you already have. Help you come up with ideas for the items you are going to order.
Here is a card I created with a group of ladies at a home gathering. Some of these ladies have never made a card before but quickly found out how easy it can be! Close to my Heart makes it easy with their wonderfully coordinated products, easy to use stamps and fun accents.

Be sure to check out my facebook page for more project ideas from CTMH. I also plan on posting a video when my first Deal of the Day box arrives!

Create yourself a great day!

March 28, 2015

What would you do if you had your very own scrapbook store?

I received an email from my Sr. Director earlier this week. I get one every week because she is always trying to help us all be as successful as possible in our CTMH business. Being that I'm already an Independent CTMH Consultant I know all the wonderful benefits of joining the team. They started immediately when I signed up and received my consultant kit - Over $350 in products for only $99! In March it's an even better deal,

You're getting all these products (still over a $350 value) whether you choose the card makers kit

or the scrapbookers kit.

You are also going to receive the shoulder tote FREE with your kit (thats an extra $26 in savings!) And there is still more, you have the opportunity to earn the $149 rolling tote for FREE too.

Her email brought up a very good point, the choice is yours:

And that's the truth, we all love to buy scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies so what's the point in giving Michael's or JoAnn's your money when you can own your own store! You OWN your store! Do you ever think about that? It's yours, to do with what you want. You can buy from yourself at a discount, which is awesome! It's a great way to use this store but there's another one. If you own your own store, why not let OTHERS buy your goodies for you!! I don't spend my own money on my scrapbooking and stamping supplies anymore, instead I sell enough to use the profits any way I want to, to buy products for myself or to spend on other things, purses and vacations.

If you are ready to own your own store, get discounts on all your crafty supplies and even make some money doing what you already enjoy then click this link, and I'll be happy to have you join my team!

If you still aren't convinced, or are just plain certain you don't want to own your own store, I am happy to help you in any way I can. Whether it be locating supplies for you, explaining a technique you saw or providing inspiration to help you get a jump on your projects.

March 11, 2015

Bursting with Excitement!

I have SO MUCH to share I don't know where I should begin!
I think first I should show you the awesome SOTM (Stamp of the Month) set for March.

 I know, we're already 11 days into March but that just means you still have 20 days left to get this set! Just like all of Close to my Heart's SOTM you can get this set for only $5 with your qualifying $50 order all month long.

Also this month Close to my Heart is offering a "sign on bonus" if you will. This is the BEST time for you to join my team. Not only do you get over $300 worth of products for only $99, but during March, you also get the tote bag INCLUDED with your consultant kit! AND it gets better, if you have $300 in comisionable sales in your first 40 days you get the rolling tote too! 
Now this offer is only good while supplies last, so don't hesitate to join my team!

So next month the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions are available to order. I just happen to have a few advance copies in my hands at this very moment.

Let me tell you how much I LOVE the new products in this catalog. Better yet, let me show you with this little sneak peek video I made

 Did you catch that special offer just from me?
It may have flashed by too quickly, or maybe you were so mesmerized with all the sneak peeks you didn't catch it. No worries, I'm going to remind you - Any YMH Close to my Heart orders placed or gatherings booked during the month of March  will receive a free advanced copy of the new Seasonal Expressions catalog. Not to mention all the other free bonus goodies you receive when you host a gathering or the special discounted promotional pricing on items when you place an order.

So what are you waiting for? Get on over to my website, join my team for the BEST offer or at least get your request in for the Seasonal Expressions catalog by placing an order or hosting a gathering.