Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Creative Club - Stella Bookmark Album

April’s Creative Club will be held on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm. We will be making this fun mini album using the new My Creations Bookmark Album and the festive Stella Collection.

Each project kit is $25 and includes the following:
ETA: Thank you for the wonderful response. 
These kits are now sold out.
To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here
You do not need to be local to participate!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Last Day to get a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Collection!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the INCREDIBLE March sign-up promotion! How would you like to get over $400 in Close to my Heart goodies including the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection for only $99?

Today is a great time for you to join Close To My Heart because when you sign up as a new Consultant TODAY, you’ll receive a FREE  Art Philosophy Cricut Collection! The Collection’s retail price of $99 adds incredible value to the New Consultant Kit and will give hours of creative fun with the included exclusive Cricut cartridge, three coordinating D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes. Already own the collection? You can always give the free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. Now is the time to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut fun!

Watch this video to find out a little more about this great promotion...

If you love Close to my Heart products, there is a place for you within this amazing company. There is a place for everyone including the Personal Use Consultant and the Business Builder and everything in between.

Here are some links to some informative posts about this great special:
  • A list of Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a Close to my Heart Consultant. - Click here.
  • A little more information about me and my Team. - Click here.
  • What’s in the kit? - Click here.
  • Great Studio J savings as a Consultant - Click here.
  • Have questions? - Click here to contact me.
  • Ready to take advantage of this great deal? - Click here to go to the online application.

But hurry! Today is the last day to get the extra free goodies!

*Offer available March 1—31, 2012. No additional tax is charged on the Cricut® collection when ordered during enrollment.

**Additional requirements and limitations regarding the redemption and shipping of Select Product Credit apply. Select Product Credit is added to new Consultant account following approval of enrollment.

April Kid's Club - Stella Frame

My April Kid’s Club project was inspired by this project created by my very talented friend Kelly Triggs. (Thanks Kel!)

This month we will be making this cute frame that holds a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" photo. The cost for the class will be $7 and it will include a wooden frame, a piece of Stella patterned paper, and two full sheets of Stella Canvas Shapes.

The class will be held at my house on Friday, April 13th from 10am - 11am. Please let me know by April 6th if your child will be joining us.

ETA: Thank you for the wonderful response. 
This class is now full, and all kits are sold out. Sorry.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sweet Little AP Bunny Bag

I just had to share this ADORABLE little bunny bag that my friend Christine Adams made using the instructions from the incredibly talented Emmy Rackley. Christine made these cuties for her crop gals this weekend and was so kind to post the instructions on her blog. Can you believe that the entire thing was made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge?

Hop on over to Christine’s blog to see how to make these adorable little creatures. Thanks Emmy & Christine for the great idea! I can’t wait to make them for my kiddos for Easter.

Have you fallen in love with the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection like I have? Would you like to know how to get it for FREE? Be sure to check out this post for more information.

ETA: I just found out that this project idea originally came from Tracey Sanders. Apparently it is so cute that everyone wants to make one and the original designer’s name got lost in the process. I am so sorry about that.  Thank you Tracey for designing such an adorable project! You are one talented lady! *Ü*

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Journaling Ideas

I was excited to visit Jeanette Lynton’s (CTMH Founder & CEO) blog today to find a great article on journaling. As I was reading through the article, I was excited to see an adorable layout featuring photos of my daughter. Here is the layout that the Corporate Art Department made using my “baby’s” photos.

Be sure to visit Jeanette’s blog today to get some great journaling ideas.

Thank you Close to my Heart!

First I need to apologize for the lack of artwork posts lately. It’s not that I am not in full blown creative mode, (trust me, I am), it’s just that I am working on some fun secret projects that I am just dying to share with you, but can’t yet. LOL! I promise to post something fun to look at soon. *Ü*

In the meantime, I just had to share with you my fun AWESOME new purchase. Yes, I just purchased an 11" MacBook Air. I love this thing. I have been wanting something small and lightweight to take with me to my CTMH Gatherings and on CTMH trips. This is perfect. It only weighs a little more than 2 pounds and it is super fast!

I have Close to my Heart to thank for this little treasure. With the extra income that I earn from being a Consultant, I am able to buy some fun little gadgets that I would not otherwise be able to afford. Plus it is a tax write off. How cool is that?

Would you like to find out how you can earn some extra income to buy whatever is on your wish list too? This month is the PERFECT time to sign up to become a Close to my Heart Consultant. When you order the New Consultant Kit for only $99 in March, in addition to the almost $300 worth of goodies in the kit, you will also get either the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection or $100 in select product credit for FREE! That’s over $400 in CTMH products for only $99!

Click here for more information about signing up and start earning enough to buy whatever it is on your wish list.

Ready to turn your hobby into a lucrative business? Click here to fill out the online application now.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wowza! Being a CTMH Consultant just got even easier!

Starting today every single Close to my Heart Consultant gets their own FREE website! It's now ever easier to turn your hobby into a lucrative business. Plus, when you order the New Consultant Kit for only $99 this month, you will also get the super popular Art Philosophy Cricut Collection for FREE or $100 in extra CTMH goodies for free. (The choice is yours!) That's over $420 in CTMH goodies for only $99!

This is what our new sites look like. Pretty cool, huh? Would you like to have a site like this of your very own? When you sign up to become a CTMH Consultant, you will have one the very same day you sign up! You can get online orders the VERY SAME day!

Have questions about becoming a CTMH Consultant? Feel free to check out the New Consultant FAQs here.

Feel free to visit my new Online Business Address here. While you are there, make sure to check out the “while supplies last” section. You’ll find some great deals!

Ready to sign up, get your $420 worth of CTMH goodies for $99, and get your very own free website? Click on the logo below to fill out the online application.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

How-To Books available while supplies last

If you don’t have any of Close to my Heart’s How-To Books, you are missing out. These books are jam packed with awesome templates, patterns, creative ideas, and most of them even have a CD or DVD included  as well.

It was just announced that these books will be retiring at the end of the current catalog cycle, but they are only available while supplies last. Once they are sold out, they will be gone forever. (And at only $21.95 each, I guarantee they won’t last long.)

Have you ever seen a project in the Idea Book/Catalog that you loved? Did you know that most of the cards and layouts in all of the Idea Books/Catalogs are actually created using the patterns from these books? If you look closely, under each project, it will tell you which book the pattern came from and what the pattern is called. They are a great resource! There are four scrapbooking books and two card making books. I own them all and can honestly recommend each one.

You'll love the newly updated Reflections program which features (100) 12" × 12" scrapbook pages. Each layout pattern comes complete with a shaded blueprint, detailed assembly instructions, companion layout guides, photo options, and creative techniques sure to make your memories come to life.

Cherish is a beautiful hardbound book is similar to the Reflections programs with blueprints, step-by-step instructions, and photo suggestions, but it’s really in a league all of its own. It is a stand-alone publication that will look simply fabulous on a bookshelf or coffee table. It features 50 12" × 12" two-page scrapbook concepts as well as in-depth instructions for unique art techniques, accessory suggestions for every concept, detailed cutting diagrams, step-by-step assembly instructions, a thumbnail index, and all the artwork recipes.

Create your own 12" × 12" designer layouts with Jeanette Lynton’s second volume of incredible scrapbooking patterns. Packed with 50 all new, two-page patterns, complete cutting diagrams, and assembly instructions, plus inspiring techniques, Imagine™ is every scrapbooker’s best friend.

Bring magic to your scrapbook layouts using clever interactive techniques. You'll add hands-on excitement and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! Magic also includes 35 gorgeous 12" x 12" layout patterns that can be used on their own or with the interactive techniques. (DVD included.)

Create beautiful handmade cards with confidence using the numerous patterns in our exquisite hardbound Originals™ program. With exact dimensions, fold placement guides, blueprints, and step-by-step instructions, every aspiring cardmaker or crafting pro will love Originals. Feast on the gorgeous, full-color artwork sprinkled throughout the pages and then make cards of your own, simply and easily, with Originals!

Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards, and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton's latest hardbound, how-to cardmaking book, Wishes, a must-have for your creative library. The three bulk card "workshops" help you make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a jiffy while getting the most out of your papers and your time. The beautiful full-color artwork and creative tips and techniques offer hours of inspiration and fresh ideas.
Be sure to order your copies of these valuable books before they are gone. Feel free to order directly from my website by clicking on the link below.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Art Philosophy Princess Lucy Tag

Hi everyone. You may have noticed that I have been MIA again. I am so sorry. I have a bunch of super fun (secret) projects that I am working on that I can’t share with you just yet. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a sweet little tag I made using the new Lucy Collection, Glitter Rub-Ons and CTMH’s awesome Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

I started out by using one of the many tag shapes from the Art Philosophy cartridge in Cricut Craft Room. I added one of the many border shapes to the bottom of the tag. (In Craft Room, you can weld images together which I think is super cool!) Then I cut out the tag from a piece of Lucy patterned cardstock. I then cut out the leaves and the flowers using another piece of Lucy cardstock using the AP cartridge as well. This time I didn’t use Craft Room since I didn’t need to weld any images together. I layered the flowers on top of each other using some 3-D Foam Tape in between each layer to give it some dimension. I added a large Sparkle to the center and adhered it to the tag. Then I cut a banner shape, also using the AP cartridge, and stamped the word “princess” on it from the Princess Wings stamp set. I added a piece of Sweet Leaf Stitched Ribbon behind it and added it to the tag.

I added one of the adorable butterflies and the border at the bottom from the Lucy Glitter Rub-Ons. Finally, I inked some of our new Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon with some Blush ink and added it to the top. (I LOVE that stuff!) This little tag is now ready to go on a gift for a little princess.

If you love the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and all of the cool things that it can do, I have a little secret for you. You can get the entire Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle for free this month! Click here for more details.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Creative Club - Mini Milk Carton Easter Baskets

March’s Creative Club will be held on Tuesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 22nd at 7pm. We will be making these fun Easter Baskets using the new My Creations Mini Milk Cartons, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Blush or Heavenly Blue Re-inker, Spray Pen, and adorable new My Peeps stamp set. You can fill the mini milk cartons with all kinds of goodies or treats. They are great for kids, teachers, neighbors, friends, etc.

You have a couple of choices this month. You can order a blue kit, a pink kit, or both.

 Blue Kit Sample:

 Pink Kit Sample:

 Each project kit is $25 and includes the following:
If you would like multiple kits, each additional kit will be either $10 or $15 depending on the colors selected and will not include an additional stamp set, re-inker, or spray pens unless selecting two different colors. (If you are not local, $5 will be added for shipping.) See drop down menu below for pricing on multiple kits.

Additional products needed to complete this project:
Ink Pads: Cocoa
Markers: Blue Version: Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue, Buttercup  
                Pink Version: Blush, Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue, Amethyst, Buttercup
Adhesive: 3-D Foam Tape
Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than March 7th if you would like to join us for the class.
To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here
You do not need to be local to participate!

Also, don’t forget that today is the first day you can sign up to become a new Consultant and get a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle along with all of the other goodies in the New Consultant Kit! Click here for more details or click the logo below to sign up...

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered my Close to my Heart Art Philosophy giveaway! I was amazed that there were 484 entries! I assigned every entry a number and used to choose a winner. 

I am pleased to announce that the winner is... 
Cheryl Winget
Congratulations Cheryl! I will be contacting you shortly to tell you how to claim your FREE Art Philosophy Collection!

If you were hoping to win the Art Philosophy Bundle in my giveaway, you can still get it for free! Anyone who signs up to become a Close to my Heart Consultant this month will get a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle along with all of the other goodies in the New Consultant Kit. You’ll get over $400 in products for only $99 (plus tax and shipping.) 

Click here or contact me for more information. Ready to sign up? Click here or on the logo below to fill out the online application.