Monday, April 28, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Creating Paper Flowers

Good Morning,

Today I have another video tutorial featuring the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. In this video, CTMH focuses on the "Together" keys found on pages 60 & 61 of the booklet. You will also see a few ways to create the fun paper flowers we are seeing everywhere these days. The tutorial for these is very good!

And... if you don't have this cartridge, and you are thinking of getting it, there is an awesome deal this month. Join CTMH for only $99 and get the FULL Consultant kit with product valued at $307 products, and then ALSO pick any of our Cricut Cartridges for FREE. This is a win-win deal. To get more details about the Free Cricut Cartridge, just follow the link.

Close To My Heart Consultant Kit - $99 + a FREE Cricut Cartridge

Friday, April 25, 2014

Timberline 6-Page Scrapbook kit - Layout #3 for Summertime Fun Photos

Good Morning,

Today I wanted to share the third layout I created for my Timberline 6-page scrapbooking kit. This layout is another fast and easy layout that holds six 4x6 photos. You can choose to add a 7th photo or include journaling on your page. I know some people love to journal and others think it might be the death of them... I fall right in between those camps so I like to leave your options open. :)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. With a smile~ Tina

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy - Creating a Mini Album with the Snapshot Keys

Good Morning,

Today I have another video tutorial to inspire your creativity with your Cricut Artbooking cartridge. Today's video will show you some fun and creative uses for the elements on the Snapshot keys found on page 40 & 41 of your booklet. Mini-Albums are so popular, quick and make great gifts. Look and see how fast the mini album comes together using the Artbooking Cartridge. 

The technique that is focused on the most in the video is using the overlays as stencils for your creations. The CTMH Ink Towers, which are pigment based inks work wonderfully for stenciling on darker cardstock. Watch the video and see what I mean.

And... if you don't have this cartridge, and you are thinking of getting it, there is an awesome deal this month. Join CTMH for only $99 and get the FULL Consultant kit with product valued at $307 products, and then ALSO pick any of our Cricut Cartridges for FREE. This is a win-win deal. To get more details about the Free Cricut Cartridge, just follow the link.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Scrapbooking your Summer Fun Photos with Timberline Papers

Good Morning,

As promised, here is the second layout I created in my Timberline 6 page Scrapbooking Kit. This layout is fun because I tend to take a LOT of pictures while camping and this layout fits the bill for that habit. I can fit TEN photos on this layout! Woo-Hoo!

For this layout, I still used the wood grain washi tapbe, but I also incorporated our Triangle Durable Studs for accents as well as the colors Lagoon and Goldrush. It just brightened it up a bit and helped the layout to sing to me! Being a mom of 4 boys means there is always some blue clothing in the pictures. 

To get your own 6-page kit, visit my scrapbook kit blog to order. As always, feel free to leave a comment! With a smile~ Tina

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer is coming... will your scrapbooks be ready?

Good Morning,

Next month kicks off the start of the camping season here in Oregon... which means lots of other fun summertime activities will begin as well. I don't know about you guys, but for me, summertime is one of my slowest times for getting my pictures in an album. I am all about the sunshine and fun outdoors so I tend to neglect, (ahem! did I really just say that???) my scrapbooking. To help myself out though, I have already created 6 pages just for summertime photos. Getting these done ahead of time not only helps me to keep on track, but also free's up my time to play with my kiddos in the sunshine. So with all that said, I wanted to start sharing some of my creations.

This layout I am sharing today is Layout #1 in my 6 page Scrapbook Kit featuring the Timberline Papers and Complements. The colors used in these papers are: Ponderosa Pine, Bamboo, Lagoon, Chocolate, and Colonial White. The wood grain BTP add's so much to the layout... makes for a fast and easy layout that holds five 4x6 photos. 

I did use the Catch You Later stamp set to add another layer of fun to the layout. I stamped the image two times... one in cocoa and then again in Ponderosa Pine and cut out the fish. The final accents came with the Wood Grain Washi Tape to tie it all together and bring a cohesiveness to the photos.  Watch for the rest of this 6-Page kit throughout this week. If you can't wait and want to get your own set of pages now, just visit my scrapbook kit blog.

With a smile, Tina

Friday, April 11, 2014

Love Scrapbooking and Papercrafting? Love A 70% Discount? Try it...

Good Morning,

I know you've heard me share this before, but I want to share it again... 70% off of craft supplies is a SMOKIN' DEAL! And I know most women love an awesome deal. So what am I talking about? I am talking about the CTMH Consultant Kit which comes with a FREE Cricut Cartridge of your choice this month.... $407 worth of product for $99... CANNOT BE BEAT! And the best part... you get to try CTMH out and see if its a good fit. Who knows right?
 I mean, I got started with this company over 15 years ago (that's me and my first little boy), and why... well, it was because I had just become a stay at home mom, which brought us down to a single income AND then I started buying all of these scrapbooking supplies REGULARLY!  My hubby was all about me signing up to be a consultant to save him money.   I, well... I was not so interested! He continued to nag... I mean suggest the idea to me, and I finally decided to give it a try. I mean, what did I have to lose? And it meant I could ALWAYS buy my supplies at a discount. Well little did I know it would "Stick" and I would love it... 4 boys, 8 free trips and 15 years later and I am still with this phenomenal company. I want to invite YOU to "Try CTMH on" and get a REALLY GOOD DEAL on products in the mean time.

Sign up is Fast and Easy online. I would love to chat with you, AND help you try CTMH on and see if its a good fit. If not, well... you got a great deal, and got to try it.
With a smile~ Tina

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Hip Pics Album from CTMH is one seriously cool little album!

Good Morning,

Today's video highlights one of our newest (and most fun) products in the CTMH Idea Book... In fact, I love this little mini album so much I have a workshop planned this month, just in time for Mother's Day. And don't worry... if you are not local to me, I have created it as a "To-Go" kit as well. Just check out the Workshops tab at the top of my blog for more details.

This video shows you another take on this fun product. Watch, be inspired, and then contact me to get your own kit.  

With a smile~ Tina

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lollydoodle 6 Page Kit - Layout #3

Good Morning,

It's time to share the third and final layout in my 6-Page Scrapbooking kit featuring the Lollydoodle papers and My Stickease. I always like to include at least one layout that is what I call "Quick and Easy" and this is the layout for this kit. You can literally put this page together in 10 minutes, with photos.... because all of the photo spots are for 4x6 photos... 5 of them to be exact. Faster, Simpler and Easier, but still CUTE! That's the way I like it.

Enjoy~ Tina 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lollydoodle 6 Page Scrapbooking Kits - Layout #2

Hey Everyone~

I just finished one of my scrapbooking classes last night and it occurred to me that I haven't finished sharing anymore of the layouts for the 6 Page Lollydoodle scrapbook kit. This particular layout design comes from our Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 How To Program. It is the Layout #2 in the book, with a few tweaks here and there.  I also chose to incorporate Twilight into my layouts. I think it goes really well with the colors in the My Stickease.  

One of the things I enjoyed the most about this layout is that I could use one large focal point photo that I really loved, and then accent the rest of the page with 8 smaller photos that capture the rest of the details related to the main photo. It is especially helpful if you have taken a lot of photos of 1 event and are having a hard time whittling down what you will use in your album (that happens to me a LOT!) 
Enjoy~  With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No April Fools here... Just an Awesome Opportunity and a Great CTMH Consultant Kit

Good Morning,

It's April 1st, but the news I have to share with you today is no joke! Starting today, April 1, 2014 Close To My Heart has a new special: Anyone who joins CTMH for $99 will not only get the product packed consultant kit, but also a FREE Cricut Cartridge of their choice! No strings attached. This is a $408 value for $99, or even for Free... 

On top of that, CTMH is willing to write you a check for $99, to cover the cost of your kit in the first 90 days of your business if you work our Straight To The Top Program.... And that is what I am here for... to help YOU to do just that if  you want.

Sign up is fast and easy... it literally takes about 2 minutes. During the process, you will be asked to choose which of our exclusive cartridges you want, and what name you want for your website. CTMH offers ALL consultants a website for free, which I love! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me

Below are some questions you might have. If I did not answer a particular question you have, be sure to send me an email.

Q: Where do I go to sign up as a consultant?
A: Just click on this link and it will take you the consultant application.

Q: What is the discount?
A: It is 22% which is one of the largest in the industry. You also earn override commissions each month, on top of that, as well as Select Product Credit to use towards FREE Products.

Q: Do I have to have parties or workshops or can I just keep the discount for myself?
A: It is your business and you can run it anyway you like (within Close To My Heart guidelines). This is includes just being a hobbyist and buying for yourself. You will also have the ability to have an online business because CTMH provides you with your own website. 

Q: What are the sales requirements? 
A: You will need to have $300 per quarter to stay as an active consultant. You can do this in any increment you like. 

Q: Will I get any training as a new consultant?
A: Yes! Close To My Heart has a fabulous training program for you, and I have a team mentoring program I do. I work closely with my team (which are all over the US) to help them achieve the kind of business (or hobby) they want. All of my training and team functions are done online so all consultants, no matter where they live, can participate.

Below are the 3 Cricut cartridges you will get to choose from when you sign up.
Artbooking is our newest Cartridge and features  many images, titles and overlays perfect for scrapbooking and creating mini-albums.

The Artiste cartridge is perfect if you love to create 3-D items like boxes and bags. WIth over 700 images though, it works well for cards and scrapbook pages too! 

The Art Philosophy cartridge was our first cartridge and it is amazing. I think it is the most versatile of all our cartridges. There are lots of shapes on here that can be used for just about anything.

Here is what you get in the Consultant Kit:

  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574),
  • 3" x 3" My Acrylix Block (Y1006)
  • 4" x 5" My Acrylix Block (Y1012)
  • 2" x 6 ½" My Acrylix Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697), 
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)