Wednesday, October 01, 2014

FREE Chevron Ribbon and CTMH Home for the Holidays Stamp Set

I love it when two fun specials combine so that we can get even more goodies!!!

When you order $50 or more in October you will receive a FREE roll of Chevron Ribbon.  It will be a surprise...they will add either a Cranberry or an Outdoor Denim roll when they ship your order.




And since you're already ordering $50, then why not add the adorable Home for the Holidays Stamp Set for just $5?!?!




So head on over to my website and get started on your order today.  Please remember that the while supplies last items do not count towards the $50 order.  They are still a great deal though!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

CTMH Artfully Sent Halloween Pop-Up Card

Continuing my love affair with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and my Halloween projects...

Today I whipped up a pop-up card.  I learned to make pop-up cards about 18 years ago, but as you know...I don't feature them much on my blog.  Why?  I am too lazy and impatient!!  That makes the Artfully Sent cartridge perfect for me. LOL  I think I can handle pushing a button or two and loading the paper.  Now I am going to be the popup Queen!!

I kept the outside of the card fairly simple and I just cut out a few images from the patterned paper in the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet...


Everything on the inside was cut with one key on the Cricut.  You can't tell in the picture, but I cut the spider out of Purple glitter paper.  I love how easy it is to cut the CTMH glitter paper!!!




There's still plenty of time to create all the Halloween gifts and projects you need.  Just hop on over to my website and order your Cartridge and papers and you'll be all set.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Having fun with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

I think I have a new addiction and nobody will be more surprised than I am!!  I always keep it real at my workshops and crops.  If I think something is a good deal I tell you, if I don't...I tell you or I promote something else...

Well....I haven't said much about the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge because I wasn't too excited about it.  I hadn't seen very many samples and I just didn't see the "vision" of it....Boy oh boy has that changed!  I love this cartridge!!!  It is completely different from the rest of our cartridges and the perfect complement to my collection!!

Okay, Okay... enough blabbing, it's time to start sharing some samples.

With Halloween just a little bit over a month away, it's time to start creating....

One of the features on the cartridge is slide cards.  Typically you make a pouch to slide another card in and out of (wait until you see my gift card ideas!!!) but for Halloween I thought it would be great to turn the pouch for the slide card into a treat pouch.


I used the Scaredy Cat Complements to make decorating the pouches quick and easy!



 Another fun way to decorate your projects it to cut out images from the patterned paper in the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack!


You can order your Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and the Scaredy Cat paper and complements 24/7 on my website. 

Want to get your cartridge for 1/2 off?  Contact me and we'll set up your party (in person or online via Facebook) and when your party reaches $250, you can get your cartridge for 1/2 off!!  What a deal!!!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Celebrate National Stamping Month and #30yearsofhappy

This month Jeanette is celebrating 30 years in the stamping business!  What an amazing accomplishment.  I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that she created when she built D.O.T.S/Close To My Heart.  I have been a consultant for 19 years and it has enriched my life in so many ways.  As I look at the people I hang out with and call my friends....so many of them are because of my association with Close To My Heart....so....

What's a celebration without a few gifts??  Let's get back to our roots and order some stamps, practice some stamping techniques and get FREE stuff!  When you order $30 in stamps during the month of September you will receive the #30yearsofhappy stamp set free!! And since I am starting on my 20th year with Close To My Heart/D.O.T.S. I will give the first 20 people who order $30 of stamps from my website...a free stamp pad of their choice.

What stamps are you going to order???

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What a Hoot - August 2014 CTMH SOTM

I am loving this month's stamp of the month!  I love how big and open the owls are.  They are perfect for paper piecing!!  You can stamp them on patterned paper and then cut them out... or you can use our new markers to color them in.  The cute little elements included in the set will make it easy to adapt to variety of projects!

Hurry, this set is only available until August 31st.  Don't miss out!!


Head on over to my website to place your order today!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

CTMH Convention Recap - Post #1 - 2014

It has taken me a while to get home and get settled, but now I'm finally ready to start posting my convention recaps.  While I typically enjoy myself at convention, I truly think this one was my absolute favorite!!!!

My trip started when Gail and I headed up on Tuesday, June 24 and we met up with our buddy Linda Taylor.  Gail, Linda, Karen and I have become great friends over the years and have had a lot of fun connecting at the corporate events.  At some point we started calling ourselves the "Fab Four" because when we get together and share all of our ideas it is truly....fabulous!!!  We learn so much from each other and it is so fun to see how differently we run our businesses.

Well Karen had to make the difficult decision to NOT join us this year.  We were incredibly bummed and couldn't imagine convention without her so we decided to bring along "Flat Karen."  Linda sent the picture off to Staples and had it added to foam board and Flat Karen was born...  Many, many bouts of laughter we shared as we planned our adventure....


At the last minute, my hubby ended up being in town so we decided to include him in our Disney trip.  After all, the fab four needed a photographer!! Rick was such a good sport and so much fun that we might actually have to make him an honorary member. While we wore our "Mickey" glow in the dark ears proudly, Rick spent the evening creating different shapes with his "ears."  I happened to catch the Viking look...but they also appeared as pretzels.  I wish I had thought to photograph all the fabulous looks he came up with!



Flat Karen sure made Disneyland fun.  She popped up everywhere and photo bombed us throughout the night.  I think she entertained more than a few people in the lines we waited in too.  In fact one group saw our hats and said.  "We only see three of the fab four..." They laughed when we pulled out Flat Karen.  


Here are a few pics from the evening.  Come back tomorrow to see what adventures Karen had during Leadership day at convention.





Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time to say Goodbye to some of our favorites....

I'm headed off to the CTMH convention next week where the new Idea Book will be unveiled, along with all of our fun new products.  Sadly that means it's time to say goodbye to some oldies but goodies.

Blush, Buttercup, Twilight, Creme Brulee and Sky will be leaving our color palette to make room for ???? I can't wait to find out!!!!



In addition all of our current paper packs will be retiring too...as we shift to using ONE Idea Book per year.  Don't worry - we'll also have some fun seasonal supplements to introduce new products throughout the year.

(Here are a few that are leaving us....)





Click here to see the complete list of retiring items