Monday, March 28, 2016

Hello Paradise Layout and Cards

There are only a few days left to get your free stamp sets! Close to my Heart’s Stampaganza is coming to a close on March 31st. You can get a free stamp set for every two that you purchase? That’s a GREAT deal! 

PLUS, CTMH has released a special stamp set called Hello Paradise that is only available through the end of the month. The good news is that it can be part of your Stampaganza order. A version of this stamp set was given to all of the incentive trip earners this year along with a special album to highlight our fun trip photos. The stamp set was so popular that they decided to offer it to everyone though the end of the month! Here are a few projects that the Art Department created using the set along with the full recipes for each project.


12″ x 12″ Hello Paradise Page
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, X5759 Pacifica Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5778 Saffron Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™Stamp Pad, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z3204 Maritime Puffies, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7206B Regatta Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5775 Sapphire Cardstock, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3024 White Shimmer Trim, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3146 Watercolor Paper, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Happy in Paradise Card
CC1065 My Acrylix® Hello Paradise, D1683 My Acrylix® Woodland Romance, X7207B Penelope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Hop on over to my website to take advantage of this great promotion while it lasts. Don’t forget to add the Hello Paradise set to your order!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Quick and Easy Easter Gift

With Easter coming up this Sunday, I thought I would share a gift that I made that is perfect for celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. I used Close to my Heart’s Silver Base and Bling to create a necklace that highlights my favorite bible verse—Jeremiah 29:11 which says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I watercolored a piece of paper and when it dried, I ran it through my printer to print the bible verse. I attached the Oval Glass Cover using my Xyron adhesive and then adhered it to the Oval Pendant. I added the Silver chain and I was done. (It was such a quick and easy...and fun...project to make.)

To wrap the necklace, I stamped a muslin drawstring bag using the Rejoice stamp set. Make sure you put a piece of cardstock inside the bag before you stamp it just in case the ink bleeds through. I used regular dye based ink and it worked great. (Tip: the drawstring bags are on clearance right now for just $1.25 for 3 bags, and once they are sold out they won't be available again.)

I added a little shredded, crinkle paper to the bag and then placed the necklace inside and it made a quick and easy gift. I am hoping the recipient will be encouraged by the verse each time she wears the necklace.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Team Builder Recognition and Layout

I was excited to come home from my trip to find some “happy mail” waiting for me among all of the junk mail and bills. Close to my Heart has special awards each year where they honor Consultants with Top Personal Sales, Top Team Sales, etc. I was honored to receive a special letter, certificate and layout designed by the CTMH Art Department saying that I was being recognized for 5th place for Team Building in the U.S. and Canada in 2015! Wow! I must say that I am privileged to have the most fabulous team and am honored to be their Upline. This award should really go to my whole team, not just me!

Isn’t the layout cute? I love how they used the font from the Artistry Cricut Collection to make the custom title and banner at the top. I also love the cluster of flowers in the corners and the sparkle of the Gold Glitter Paper border and Gold Sequins that they added.

Thank you to my fabulous team and to CTMH for making my “job” so fun and rewarding! 

If you’d like some information on joining this amazing company and our award winning team, feel free to contact me or visit my New Consultant FAQ page here.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Accessory Roll-Up to the Rescue

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I just returned from an amazing Caribbean Cruise with Close to my Heart. One of the things that I always struggle with while traveling is my jewelry. I have tons of jewelry bags that I have purchased over the years but each one tangles my jewelry no matter how hard I try to separate everything. As I was packing for my cruise, I noticed my CTMH Accessory Roll-Up on my desk and thought, “Hey, this might just be the answer to my tangled jewelry problems!”

I removed all of my CTMH Accessories and then used each separate compartment for a different piece of my jewelry. It was PERFECT! Not only did it fold up nice and flat and store in my suitcase easily, but nothing got tangled. I was able to find each piece of jewelry that I wanted to wear much faster since I could see everything all at once. (My husband was happy about that because it was a few less minutes that he had to wait for me to get ready each day. LOL!)

You can bet that I will be adding another Accessory Roll-Up to my next CTMH order so that I can have one for my CTMH accessories and one dedicated to my jewelry.

Check out all of CTMH’s Organizational Tools here including my new favorite, the Accessory Roll-Up!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March Promotions

Stampaganza is Back!
Get a FREE stamp set for every two sets you buy!

The wait is over! Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

Click here to order your stamp sets today.

*Offer valid March 1, 2016 (9:00 am MST)–March 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT) while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of all items, including the free item(s).

Stamp of the Month - Sunshine Birdies

Get this great stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5! But hurry. It is only available until the end of the month.

Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month. 

CTMH Caribbean Cruise

Sorry I have been MIA over the past week. My hubby and I (along with about 70 others from CTMH) were on the most amazing trip... courtesy of Close to my Heart! Every year CTMH has a special incentive trip that Consultants can earn. This year I earned my 4th trip. We sailed to the Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian’s newest and largest ship called the Escape. It was INCREDIBLE!  Not only was the flight and cruise paid for, but CTMH gave us a balcony cabin, special gifts delivered to our cabin every night, $50 ship credit, and tons of other fun goodies! I will post lots of the photos on Facebook and of course the scrapbook pages here when they are finished. In the meantime, here are just a few highlights...

Next year’s incentive trip is to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta! Woo-Hoo!
Would you like to join us? I’d love help you earn the trip. If you are not a CTMH Consultant and would like information on joining the CTMH family, feel free to contact me and/or visit my New Consultant FAQ page here

Puerto Vallarta—here we come!!