Friday, July 30, 2010
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Well, as far as an iTouch goes, sorry, it's just not going to happen. I don't even have one! LOL! Plus I don’t think a 7-year-old needs to have unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet. But, I did make this birthday card for him that he thought was pretty cool.
We also got him a new bike that he LOVES!
And we spent the day at Legoland yesterday, which was pretty special. This is a photo of all of us wearing the silly 3-D glasses before seeing the new 4-D movie Clutch Powers at Legoland. It was pretty cool.
So, all in all, even though he didn't get an iTouch, I think he enjoyed his special day!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For those of you who asked how my weekend was with my mom, it was FABULOUS! She took me to the La Costa Resort in San Diego as a belated birthday gift. My b-day was in May, but she told everyone that we were celebrating my birthday so I felt like it was still my special day!
(Don’t I just look lovely with no make-up and oh, that crazy hair!)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
To find out more about my monthly non-commit Creative Club, click here. You do not need to be local to participate. The cost for the kit this month is $15 or $10 with a $25 order. (If you are not local, please add $5 for shipping.) Extra kits are $15. All of the cardstock and B&T pieces will be pre-cut for you.
If you like this project, click here for more details on my super fun club! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to sign up for next month’s class, or to order your own club kit(s). Please contact me no later than August 1st if you would like to join us or order your own kit(s).
I am off to the La Costa Resort with my Mom for the weekend. (She is taking me as a belated birthday gift! Gotta love Mom!) Have a great weekend. I know I will! LOL!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Close to my Heart Consultant/Hobbyist Opportunity
Starting August 9th, the New Consultant Kit will be completely changing. The cost will go up to $129 and you will have the opportunity to choose 3 of 6 different bundles for your kit. This means that the current $99 base kit and the bonus add-on kits that are available now, will be gone forever! While the new kit is a great deal and the bundles are awesome, I wanted to let you know in case you were contemplating whether to sign up now or later. Here is what is in the current kit...
X7123B My Reflections Level 2 Paper: ‘Cherry-O’
X7123C My Reflections Level 2 Stickease: ‘Cherry-O’
Cherry-O Workshop on the Go Guide
Stamp Set: ‘Bowl of Cherries’ (WOTG)
A1108 Stamp Set: ‘A Flitter’
B1351 Stamp Set: ‘You’re Sweet’
D1427 Stamp Set: ‘Tasty Treat’
C1414 Stamp Set: ‘Little Princess’
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents: Tulip Collection
Z1139 Dimensional Elements: Perennials
Z1274 Designer Brads: Colonial White
Z280 Natural Hemp
Z1307 Irresistibles Pizzazz Die-cuts
Z1319 Opaques ‘Cherry-O’ Adhesive Gems
1385 12x12 White Daisy Cardstock
Y1002 My Acrylix Block: 1x3 ½
Y1003 My Acrylix Block: 2x2
Y1004 My Acrylix Block: 2 ½ x 2 ½
Z2106 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Blush
Z2111 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Chocolate
Z2153 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Sweet Leaf
Z2166 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Tulip
Z1322 My Creations Recipe/Photo Box
Z1163 Double Scrubber
1778 Spritz Cleaner
1512 Bonding Memories Glue (.85 oz.)
Business Supplies –
Home Gathering Postcards
Brochure: ‘You are Welcome Here’
Brochure: ‘The Rewards Come Now’
Hostess Order Forms (25)
Customer Order Forms (25)
Cello Bags (25)
Customer Register Envelopes (25)
Idea Books: Summer 2010 (10)
2010 Product Review
Incentive Stamp Set: ‘Beautiful Day’
Petite Perks Stamp Set: ‘Dreams’
B&T Duos Sampler
Connections Club Reward: Textured Stickers
Connections Club Cards
X7125A My Reflections Level 1 Kit: ‘Zippidee’
X7125B My Reflections Level 2 Paper: ‘Zippidee’
X7125C My Reflections Level 2 Stickease: ‘Zippidee’
D1425 Stamp Set: ‘Thrill Ride’
E1015 Stamp Set: ‘Cocktail Alphabet’
B1354 Stamp Set: ‘Boom!’
Y1006 My Acrylix Block: 3x3
Z2116 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Cranberry
Z2130 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Indian Corn Blue
Z1312 Dimensional Elements: Stars
Z1313 Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue
Z1315 Fancy Fuzz: Zippidee
Z1155 Clear Craft Buttons
Z280 Natural Hemp
Z1311 1 ¼” Circle Punch Z1310 My Creations Board Book
Z1321 My Creations A-door-ables
X7124B My Reflections Level 2 Paper: ‘Splendor’
D1426 Stamp Set: ‘Over the Rainbow’
D1434 Stamp Set: ‘You’re Great’
D1431 Stamp Set: ‘Happy Holidays’
Y1008 My Acrylix Block: 4x4
Z2123 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Goldrush
Z2155 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Topiary
Z2118 Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad: Desert Sand
Z1309 4 ½” Clear Cards
Z1317 Designer Brads: Splendor
Z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
More benefits to ordering a New Consultant Kit today...
Business Builder – Work with customers to hold home gatherings, create clubs, have fun at weekend crops and host workshops. Make additional income to contribute to your family. Wake up with a purpose to your day – owning your own business!
Studio J Consultant – You have fallen in LOVE digital or online scrapbooking. The ease and timeliness of creating these Studio J layouts works with your lifestyle. Between you and your friends & family, you are creating about 10 layouts per month at a 22% discount.
Club Coordinator – You have a group of friends that love Close to My Heart as much as you do. Get 4 or more of them together once a month to create one of CTMH's Workshop on the Go and get at least a 22% discount on your purchases.
Personal Use Consultant – You and a couple of your friends really like CTMH's products. You submit $300 or more in orders per quarter and get at least a 22% discount on all your purchases.
Junior Consultant – You like CTMH's products and can't resist getting more than $300 for only $99. You might order a few things a year at a 10% discount.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Would you like to see a few highlights?
Christine David and Melissa Laverty are so much fun to hang out with, super nice, and so darn talented! Check out what my team did for me. Not only did they give me a beautiful Brighton “Queen” Key Fab, a box of super duper yummy chocolates, and a handmade card. They also made me an official “Team Proclamation.” I loved it! I was so surprised and humbled by their wonderful gift. Thank you again ladies, You are the best!
Talk about a sweetheart. This lady has a heart of gold!
I will treasure my certificate and crystal heart pillar forever.
I was also excited to see Anita Renfroe again during the closing banquet. This gal is HILARIOUS! If you have never heard the Momsense Song, you must check it out. Make sure you are not drinking anything when you watch however, because it will surely come out of your nose from laughing so hard. LOL!
Wow! That was only a tiny glimpse into my last week. I wish I could post more. As soon as the CTMH announcements are made public, I promise to share them all with you! I know you will love each and every single thing that is to come!! (If you would like to join my team, you are welcome to attend a Convention Re-Cap meeting on Tuesday, July 27th at 7pm. Contact me for details.)
Lastly, I want to send a great big thank you to the CTMH Corporate Staff. You all worked so hard to make this Convention so wonderful and I am truly grateful! Kudos!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Each of my gals will be getting (if they haven’t already) one of these journals I made using CTMH’s My Creations Journals. They are so much fun because they have a little pocket on the front so you can slide whatever you like in it. I used some of my favorite papers and added the definition of “Creative.” I am hoping they will use them for their sketches, notes, and creative ideas. I also included a matching pen.
The Silhouette paper is an oldie but a goodie. It will always be one of my favorites.
This one is made using another favorite of mine, the Topstitch paper. (I will have a few fun photos to show you of “Ms. Topstitch,” sash and all, when I get back from Convention next week. Just wait until you see this. You are going to die laughing if I don’t die of embarrassment first. LOL!)
I’ll be home Sunday with lots of fun things to post...
Monday, July 5, 2010
I don’t think I ever posted a photo of my PhD pin, so I thought I would show this to you today as well. I earned this a few years ago when CTMH first came out with their online Training Academy. You would not believe the incredible classes you can take online for FREE as a Consultant. You can earn your CTMH Bachelors, Masters, and of course, your PhD. There are a variety of great business, creative, and personal development classes. When you earn your PhD, they send you a certificate and this beautiful pin! Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE Close to my Heart?
I am flying out to Washington D.C. early tomorrow morning for CTMH’s annual Convention. I cannot wait to come back and share all of the wonderful things I learn with you. (Not to mention the great new products!) Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE Close to my Heart? Oh, yes. I suppose I have.
Until next week when I return...
The rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you.
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag people you wish to pass this award on to.
3 things I love about myself:
1. I love that I am surrounded by amazingly wonderful people. Without them, I would not be who I am today. My hubby, kiddos, friends, and family are so special to me and are a HUGE part of me. (Does that count as something I love about myself?)
2. I love that the Lord has given me a passion for creating. I may not be the most creative person in the world, but I love the fact that I have a hobby that brings me such enjoyment.
3. I love that I have been chosen to be God’s child. I know that is nothing of my own doing and that the Lord chose me. I love that I will be able to see Him face to face someday and be able to spend eternity with Him.
I couldn’t choose just one favorite photo so I chose two. These are two of my favorite photos of my kids:
My sweet friend Barbara who I don’t get to see as much as I would like lately. (Miss you Barb.) She is so talented and such a wonderful person. Love ya!
My friend Amy whom I got to know through CTMH. Amy is such a sweetheart. She also VERY talented and constantly inspires me to be a better Mom. I love reading her blog because it is filled with fun family events as well as amazing artwork. Love ya Amy!
And to another sweetheart, Bren. Bren is one of those people you just want to be around all the time. She is so positive and always has something nice to say about everyone. Her glass is always half full! Love ya Bren!