Monday, February 10, 2014

How to use Close To My Heart's NEW Embossing Folders

Good Morning,

Today I have a short video tutorial on how to use the new Embossing Folders offered from CTMH.
As you know, right now there is a special promotion where you can earn 1 free folder with every 2 packs of cardstock purchased. This special runs through February 28, 2014. Which means now is the perfect time for a quick overview of how to use these great tools. 

The most important thing to know is the grain of your cardstock. With the CTMH cardstock this is easy to figure out... watch and I will show you. Another thing you will learn is when putting cardstock into the folder, you want to make sure your cardstock is not any wider than the design on the folder. It doesn't matter if the paper is longer though. Let me show you why.

The last feature I want you to be aware of is the pressure of the bite. This relates to how deep the impression will be on your cardstock. We will show you how to adjust the amount of depth you get. Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions.

With a smile~ Tina



February  special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Teen Girl Layouts using your Artbooking Cartridge

Good Morning,

Today I have more inspiration for you in regards to creating fun scrapbook layouts using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. Today's video features the keys found on pages 80-81. These are the teenage girl keys and oh so fun! These two keys contain the "10 Things" elements along with the 1-10 border. Its a great element to use for any topic. 

And, as a fun bonus, this video shows how to use the same elements cut for scrapbook layouts to create cards. I wouldn't want to leave my card makers out because this cartridge works great for all kinds of paper crafting projects. I am off to create the 10 Things layout right now. Enjoy your weekend. 

With a smile~ Tina

Friday, February 7, 2014

Skylark Valentines Day Card with a different twist~


Good Morning,

How about a switch from scrapbook layouts to cards featuring the Skylark Workshop on the Go kit. I don't want my non-scrapbookers to feel left out. Todays card was created with products found in the Skylark Workshop on the Go Kit plus the Paradise Bakers Twine assortment. I stamped the border and the sentiment from the stamp set that comes in the kit. I then cut out a bunch of hearts in 3 sizes on my cricut and distressed them before adding them to the card. I love how it turned out... a fun and different twist on a card that could be used for Valentines Day.

With a smile~ Tina



Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!




Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scribbles... the new trend in papercrafting?

Good  Morning,

I am guessing many of you have noticed a new trend that is popping up on artwork everywhere... scribbling. You can see it all over the place on Pinterest and as usual, CTMH is on top of the trends. In the new Idea Book, we have 2 stamp sets that can help you create that scribble look with a quick flick of the wrist:

The first set is called "Doodle Signs" and is only available as a Hostess Reward.
The second set is called "Oodles of Doodles" and can be found on page 100 of the new Idea Book.
Watch this video and see all of the fun things that can be done with these two sets.
And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Enjoy! Tina



Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Skylark Scrapbook Kit of the Month ~ Layout #2

Good Morning,

Yep, you guessed it... the second double page layout for the Skylark Kit of the Month.This layout is especially easy to put together and holds seven 4x6 photos~ no cropping needed! 

Enjoy! Tina 







Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Introducing the new SKYLARK kit!

Good Morning,

Now that the new Idea Book is live I have some artwork to share with you from the Skylark Kit. This is my Scrapbooking Kit of the Month for March. Local ladies can attend one of my March classes to complete the 6 pages or Online Orders can be taken now. Either way is a great opportunity to get some scrapbooking done. This shows you the first layout in the 3 layout kit.

The colors highlighted in this kit are:

  • Whipser
  • Lagoon
  • Sweet Leaf
I also incorporated our new Teal Shimmer Trim and our Aqua Dots. The color of these go perfectly with these papers and add a nice pop of pizazz without too much bulk. 

Enjoy! Tina





Teal Shimmer Trim
Aqua Dots

Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!



Monday, February 3, 2014

Become a Close To My Heart Consultant... why not?


The brand new Consultant Kit from Close To My Heart
It's a New Year, full of New Opportunities.

Let me show you how you can join this great company and try new things.

If you've ever considered becoming a CTMH consultant, no matter what the reason, let me encourage you in your decision. I have been with this company for 15 years now and can't imagine not being here. The decision didn't come easy to me all those years ago as a brand new stay at home mom, but I knew getting my supplies at a discount was a GOOD thing for my budget. Thus began the journey that has been a huge part of my life. I would love to have you join us and see what CTMH has to offer you.

To get you excited, look at this consultant kit... $309 worth of products for only $99!
Plus, you get ME, and our whole team... to teach and guide you each step of the way. If I have peaked your interest, keep reading.


Do you crave opportunities for creativity, enjoy building relationships, or enjoy being an entrepreneur? Close To My Heart embraces all types, whether you’re creative-, community-, or business-minded. 

By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional. It’s easy to join... in fact, it only takes about 2 minutes of your time and you are off! Simply visit my website (which CTMH will also GIVE you when you are a consultant) and click on the LETS GET STARTED link.  

Again, the New Consultant Kit is only $99. The kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey off right, and the retail value of the supplies in the kit is approximately $309—a fantastic deal!

So what will you get:

CONTENTS OF THE NEW CONSULTANT KIT INCLUDE:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches 
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) 
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program 
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ 
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements 
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper 
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers
  • Durables Triangle Studs 
  • Teal Shimmer Trim 
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad 
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad 
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set 
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set 
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set 
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block 
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block 
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors 
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber 
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner 
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue 
  • Sponge 
  • Liquid Glass 
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Introducing the New 2014 Spring Idea Book from Close To My Heart

Good Morning,

It's time! It's here and it is available...I am talking about the New Spring 2014 Idea Book from Close To My Heart of course!
The idea book with shipping is only $5 and full of SO MANY artwork samples and inspiration. 
Get your copy today!



Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Stamp of the Month ~ WILD ABOUT LOVE

Hi Everyone,

Boy do I have a fun set to share with you today. It's called WILD ABOUT LOVE and it is the February Stamp of the Month. Which means, with a $50 order, you can get it for only $5... and its so cute. Foxes seem to be all the rage these days and the "What does the Fox say?" video has surely helped. I had so much fun playing with this set. 



I decided to use the NEW Ivy Lane papers on these cards...which are available as of TODAY! Here is a layout that shows you some of the pretty papers available with this paper pack. The base of my cards are in our Kraft Cardstock. I then used both Hollyhock and Blush carstock in conjunction with the pretty ivy lane papers. Enjoy!  With a smile~ Tina


Also, February has an awesome special: FREE EMBOSSING FOLDER OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of any 2 packs of Cardstock. Buy 4 packs, get 2 FREE Embossing Folders! 

 And lastly, don't forget about the super cute Stamp of the Month... only $5 with a $50 purchase.
You can double dip on these 2 promotions. Woo-Hoo!