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!