Friday, April 28, 2017

More heartfelt cards...

Here are a few more cards that we received over the past month. I am in awe at the creativity and huge hearts that my CTMH sisters have! Thank you so much to everyone! (Believe it or not, I still have more cards to share! Stay tuned...)

Two beautiful cards from Alyson Mayo.
I love the fancy Cricut cuts and embossing that Alyson used on her cards.




Fun card from Amy Keeler.
Amy used one of my favorite papers (that will be retiring on Sunday) called Dreamin’ Big



Sweet card from Carol Loftus.
These sweet little envelopes are so cute! I love the tiny glitter hearts that Carol added too! 


Adorable card from Mary Gunn.
Isn’t the little giraffe in the tea cup “FUNN?” 


Thank you my sweet friends for your love and encouragement! xoxo

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Floral Encouragment Card


As I continue to share some of the beautiful handmade cards that were sent to us over the past few weeks, I knew that I just had to share this one with you. This is one of the cards that my sweet friend Amy McGrew sent to us. I fell in love with the color scheme she used along with the encouraging sentiment on the front. She used the Here for You stamp set which is one of my favorites.

Thank you so much Amy for thinking of us and for your thoughtful and caring words. Most of all, thank you for your friendship! Love you tons! xoxo

Friday, April 21, 2017

Watercolor Botanical Card


Here is another beautiful card that we received while my daughter was in the hospital. (You can read more about it here.) One of my sweet team members created this beautiful watercolor card for us. She used CTMH’s watercolor paints on the background and stamped the botanical outlined images from the Good Thymes! stamp set on top in black ink.

The “with love” sentiment, also from the Good Thymes! stamp set, was embossed with white embossing powder on the black cardstock banner shape, and then stapled to the card with the CTMH Mini Stapler. Don’t you just love this card? It makes me happy just looking at it! Thank you so much Chris for taking the time to make and send us such a beautiful piece of art and for the sweet words of encouragement inside. xoxo

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Floral Get Well Card

As promised, I am honored to share some of the beautiful cards that were sent to my daughter while she was in the hospital. (You can read more about it on this post.)


This beautiful card was created and sent by my super creative CTMH BFF Christine Adams. She used the Flower Market Cricut cartridge to make the sweet 3-D flowers. It's hard to see, but she also used the Gold Shimmer Brush on the flower centers. Thank you Christine for taking the time to make such a wonderful card for my daughter and for the sweet message of encouragement inside!! xoxo

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!


Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!
With Love,
The Stenz Family

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy April everyone! I am excited to share with you the fabulous April specials!

15 Minute Memories



This month our innovative new Cut Above™ layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price! That’s an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy. Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

PLUS, anyone who signs up in April will receive their choice of either the Little One or the Forever & Always Cut Above™ Layout Kit in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more information about joining our CTMH family.


Each layout kit includes:
  • Two 12" × 12" printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™


Watch this short video to see just how quickly the layouts come together:


Visit my website to order yours today.


*Offer available April 1–April 30, 2017 while supplies last.
Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

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April Stamp of the Month — Flock Together



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!



Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 1" × 6½" (Y1005), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 6½" (Y1010)

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where has Lisa been?

Hi everyone! I am so sorry that I have been MIA the past few weeks. My daughter was admitted to the hospital on March 27th and was just discharged last night. She is doing much better, but it was definitely a long two weeks for all of us. Because I needed to stay with her in the hospital, I was not able to update my blog, send out my monthly newsletter, respond to emails in a timely manner, and sadly, I was not able to design a project for our April Club. So, there will be no Club project this month. I apologize for not being as available as usual, but now that we are back at home, I will be trying to catch up with my CTMH duties as quickly as possible. 

One thing I am humbled to share is that I have received an incredible amount of love and support not only from my family and friends, but from the CTMH Home Office and sooooo many of my CTMH sisters and customers! We have been overwhelmed by the amount of encouragement and love we have received from my “CTMH family.” My daughter and I have received so many beautiful handmade cards filled with words of encouragement. (I will share some of them with you here on my blog this week.) It was a wonderful reminder of why I do what I do. Being a CTMH Consultant not only allows me to help people document their memories in scrapbooks, it also allows me to help people create beautiful artwork and cards that encourage and bless others and TRULY brighten their day. I am humbled to have been on the receiving end of those blessings over the past two weeks. 

I will be sharing CTMH’s great April promotions shortly and will be sending out my April newsletter soon. Thank you so much for your patience and thank you for the love and prayers that many of you have sent our way! My family and I are so grateful! xoxo

I will leave you with this beautiful card that I recently received from my talented friend and CTMH family member, Sheri Rottler. She used my favorite paper collection (which will be retiring at the end of the month) called Hello Lovely


The sweet sentiment she used is from the Here for You Card Kit. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but she also used the Gold Shimmer Brush on the flowers and around the sentiment to add a subtle sparkle. Thank you Sheri for the beautiful card and the note of encouragement inside!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Heartfelt Hello Card


Close to my Heart’s Heartfelt Hello stamp is one of my favorites. It coordinates perfectly when the Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts dies, which just happen to be on sale this month. To make this card, I stamped the Heartfelt Hello image onto a piece of Kraft cardstock with Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it with a Craft Heater. (I love the embossed look of the white on Kraft.) 


I cut the stamped image out using the largest heart in the Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts die set. I colored in the flowers with some ShinHan markers and the tiny flowers with the Gold Shimmer Brush. After creating a card base with some White Daisy cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from the Some Kinda Wonderful collection,  I adhered the heart with some 3-D Foam Tape. I added a few Pink Enamel Gems to the bottom to finish it off.

One of the lucky winners from a contest I had last month in my customer VIP Facebook group received this card with their prize. *Ü*

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March Project Kit - Sugar Rush Card Set


This month we will be making a set of 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) using the sweet Sugar Rush papers and coordinating Sugar Rush—Cardmaking stamp set.

The local class will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit(s) to be mailed to you instead, see the shipping option below.)

Sugar Rush Card Kit - $25
All pre-cut kits will include the following:
  • (9) A2 size white cards and envelopes
  • Sugar Rush—Cardmaking stamp set
  • Pre-cut cardstock and Sugar Rush papers to make (9) cards
  • Pre-cut cardstock cupcakes and hearts
  • Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Link to Design Space file for cupcake Cricut shapes and mini hearts
  • Step-by-step instruction and cutting guide

Sugar Rush—Cardmaking stamp set is included!


Option to add on coordinating Thin Cuts Dies for additional $5.

Extra supplies needed to complete project:
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  • Ink Pads: Chocolate, Sea Glass, Pixie, and Pomegranate
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Artbooking Cricut cartridge (Kit comes with all pieces pre-cut. You will only need the cartridge if you want to cut more shapes in the future.)
  • Paper Crimper (Kit comes with all cupcake liner pieces pre-crimped. You will only need the tool if you want to make more in the future.)
  • Die Cut Machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc) if ordering Thin Cuts. (Kit comes with all pieces pre-cut. You will only need machine if you want to make more in the future.)

You will make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs.)


Use the Shimmer Brush to add sparkle to your cards. The Shimmer Brush was used on the lines in the frosting in the photo below.



The Shimmer Brush was used on the cupcake frosting in the photo below.



The Shimmer Brush was used on the heart and the sprinkles in the photo below.


Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than March 9th if you would like to join us for the local class. 

Kits ordered by March 9th will be mailed by March 25th.
Kits ordered after March 9th, will be mailed within two weeks.
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me cash or a check, or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)


Sugar Rush Card Set Kit - Local
Use the drop down menu to choose: $25 without Thin Cuts or $30 with Thin Cuts

Sugar Rush Card Set Kit - Shipped
Use the drop down menu to choose: $25 without Thin Cuts or $30 with Thin Cuts
$6.00 will be added for shipping

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Promotions

Happy March everyone! I just returned from the CTMH incentive trip and am getting back into the swing of things. Although I miss the beautiful beach, all you can eat food, and my CTMH family already, I am happy to be home and am ready to jump into a new month with new CTMH promotions!

I am excited to share with you the fabulous March specials!

Cut it Out! — 25% off Thin Cuts Dies and Bundles



Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time! Below is a list of all of the Thin Cuts Dies and Thin Cuts/ Stamp Bundles that are on sale.


Have questions about Thin Cuts? CTMH will be going live again on the Home Office Facebook page—this time to kick off our March special—Cut It Out! Join us on Friday, March 3, at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 PST; 4:00 CST; 5:00 EST) to get a live introduction to this fun product line and the savings we are offering in March!

Visit my website here to order your discounted Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts/Stamp Bundles before they are gone.

*Offer available March 1–March 31, 2017 while supplies last.

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Free Sweet Birthday Thin Cuts Bundle


Everyone who joins my team in March will receive the adorable Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE in their New Consultant Kit, while supplies last! Have questions about signing up? Hop on over to my New Consultant FAQ page or contact me for more information.

Ready to sign up now? Click here to fill out the online application.


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March Stamp of the Month — Tea-rrific



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!



Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:

1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)


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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Puerto Vallarta Compliments of CTMH


Every year Close to my Heart has a special incentive trip for their Consultants. This year the trip was to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! That is actually where I am right now with 75 other Consultants and their guests. I am sad that today is our last day here. We have had SO much fun! CTMH really spoils their Consultants on these trips. Not only did they give the trip earners airfare and accommodations for two for the week, they also spoiled us with a big box filled with goodies to use while we are here. As if that was not enough, they also sent each of us a scrapbook, and layouts designed by the CTMH art department especially for this trip, plus all of the stamps sets, embellishments, pre-cut papers, and instructions to put the layouts together!


I would love for you to join our CTMH family so that you can earn the next fabulous incentive trip! Today is the last day for the "Sign Me Up!" promotion where you can get the February, March, and April stamps of the month for free with your New Consultant kit! (If you are a Former CTMH Consultant, there is a special offer for you this month as well.) Be sure to check out all of the information here.

I thought I would share a few of the photos that my husband and I took while we were here.

This is a view of the pool area from our hotel suite.


All of these goodies were waiting for us in our room when we got here! There is a beach bag, a backpack, 2 water bottles, 2 hats, 2 beach mats, and a cute wrap to go over my bathing suit. Can you say SPOILED???


Below are a few of the team members from my fabulous 3rd upline Sheri Rottler's team who earned the trip. Love these gals!


Below is a photo of my hubby and me on the boardwalk of downtown Puerto Vallarta at sunset last night. So romantic!


Two of my sweet friends (Karen Pedersen and Michelle Snyder) at the closing reception tonight. One of my favorite things about being part of the CTMH family is the incredible friends I have made.


Another generous gift from CTMH given to us tonight at the closing reception.


Hasta la vista Puerto Vallarta. Thank you CTMH for the trip of a lifetime!


If this looks like fun and you are thinking about joining the CTMH family so you can earn the next trip, I would love to talk with you. You can visit the New Consultant FAQ page on my blog here or sign up here. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. While the current promotion is only good until 11pm (PST) tonight, you can sign up at any time and join our CTMH family. I have both business builders and hobbyists on my team and I welcome both with open arms. So whatever reason you might have for joining our CTMH family, you are welcome here! *Ü*