Thursday, October 08, 2015

Road Trip to Phoenix Making Connections Event

I think that one of the GREATEST blessings that has come out of my time with Close To My Heart (CTMH), is the opportunity to travel to different events.  Every year CTMH hosts a variety of events around the world.

The Home Office hosts:

  • The North American Convention (June 2016 in Orlando)
  • Regional Events across the country.  (December 5th there will be 11 across North America!)
  • Online Fun -Creative Live - November 20-21
  • Australia/New Zealand Convention (October 2015)
  • Album Retreat (November 2015)
  • Team Building (for Directors and above - January 2016)

In addition we receive ongoing training and information via conference calls, online training videos and emails.

The trick is.... you have to participate in order to get anything out of it. LOL

Well, the closest regional event for me was held in Phoenix, AZ (6 hour drive) so I gathered a few of my friends and hit the road and we had SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Gail and I loaded up the car with props and ideas and we made Candace and Bren play along.  We shared ideas and brainstormed ways to build our businesses.  We shared our struggles and set some goals.

We had a little fun too... Here is a behind the scenes pic of us prepping for our Fiesta party video...did I mention we made crazy videos for our team along the way??? 

And a road trip isn't complete if you don't take a little junk food with you. For some reason Cheetos bring out the kid in all of us.

Tomorrow I will share more from our trip.

(All of the videos and fun are available on our private team page)

I would love to have You join my team and enjoy these great events and The October Special just sweetens the deal!

Check out this blog post for more info.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

It's in the Bag in October!!

I am so excited to share that everyone who joins my team in October will receive the awesome messenger bag we got at convention this year.  I can't tell you how many people have stopped me to ask about my bag since I got it!

Our amazing new consultant kit is only $129 and has everything you need to get your business up and running quickly.  It contains over $445 in products and supplies and now that they are adding in the bag... I imagine it is worth over $500!!

If you have been following me and have been thinking... "she sure has fun, I'd like to be a part of it..."  then don't delay.  Join my team and let's enjoy the fun together!

I would love for YOU to join my Paper Hearts Team! 

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Let's Celebrate National Stamping Month with Fun Tutorials all month long!

September is National Stamping Month!  Why not celebrate by focusing on stamping techniques?  All month long I will be posting quick videos and tutorials that will help you increase your stamping repetoire.

First up is... Masking!

Masking is a quick and easy way to layer images and create depth to your projects.

Watch the video to learn more.  

Be sure to leave me a comment if you have a video request!!  I'm still working on my list of videos to create this month.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Hello September - New Idea Book, National Stamping Month and Gorgeous SOTM

I am sooo excited about September!  I don't even know where to begin!  Our new CTMH Idea Book goes live today.  It's National Stamping Month and I love, love, love the September SOTM!

Let's start with the SOTM because I am planning to share cool samples all month long.  This is definitely a stamp set you are going to want to add to your collection.

Here's a beautiful sample made by the artists at the Home Office.  I love how they made it look like watercolor!

Next Up:  Three fun stamp sets to celebrate National Stamping Month!!

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Shop here to get yours today!

But wait - Did I say NEW IDEA BOOK?

Not only is the NEW idea book live today, but our Fall Seasonal Supplement is too!!  If you're like me, your wish list will be HUGE!!  Don't worry though!  I'm always here to help you get the most for your hard earned dollars.  You can order a little bit each month to fit your budget or... you can host a party and get some of it FREE and even earn 1/2 off items too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gift Bag with the CTMH August SOTM

Check out this cute gift bag the Home Office made with the August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) and the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

The stamp set is so versatile, you could re-use this idea all year long by just switching out the paper and the sentiments.  It would be perfect for Mother's Day, Christmas, Father's Day, Birthday and Valentines Day.  What kind of goodies could you fill it up with?

Monday, August 24, 2015

August Stamp of the Month and Fundamentals Paper

I love it when the Stamp of the Month's are so versatile that they can be used all year long!  The labels in the August SOTM lend themselves well to being used as little tags on bags and boxes, but work perfectly on cards too.

The fundamentals paper packs are being redesigned and we'll get all new patterns in September so I have been busily using up my current patterns.  Pair the fundamentals up with matching cardstock and it creates a great monochromatic look.  (okay, I added a pop of can you!.. .LOL)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Project Organization CTMH style

I am absolutely LOVING the Marker and Accessory roll-ups from CTMH!  They are made from a really sturdy denim-ish (new word!) fabric.  Ever since I got the marker roll-up, I have been looking for excuses to color or to take my markers somewhere.  LOL.  I think I just like unrolling it to see them all lined up. Yes, I'm a nerd!!

If you NEED these roll-ups, you'll want to purchase them this month because you get extra FREEBIES when you order them in August.

Order your accessory roll-up in August and you receive the two newest Base & Bling style sheets FREE!  You can use them to create fun necklaces, zipper pulls, keychains... or use the adorable stickers on cards, scrapbook pages or mini-albums.

AND when you order the Marker roll-up (have I mentioned how much I love it???) You get this adorable hot-air balloon stamp set for FREE.  The stamp set is valued at $17.95!!!  That is such an awesome deal.

Don't delay...head on over to my website to get your roll-ups before the special is over!

Information and Tips:
When I first got my marker roll-up I thought I was never going to be able to snap it closed!!!  I had to roll it up a couple of times, snap it open and closed a few times and then it "broke" in.  So don't worry if it's a bit tight at first.