Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I am so blessed!

I just received the most wonderful gift from Close to my Heart! This beautiful silver pendant with a sparkly diamond was sent to me from the Home Office to celebrate my 10 years as a CTMH Consultant. I can truly say that other than being a wife and a mommy, this is the BEST job I have ever had! I am so blessed to have made such wonderful friends, to be given the opportunity to grow creatively, to be able to contribute to our household income, to take my family on amazing trips, to be challenged to step out of my comfort zone and learn to actually enjoy public speaking (LOL), and to be able to share my passion for papercrafting with others!

I am so thankful for all that CTMH has brought to me and my family over the past 10 years and cannot wait to see what the next 10 years brings! Thank you all for being a part of it! xoxo

(If this sounds like something that you might enjoy too, let me know. There is a GREAT New Consultant Kit coming out on August 1st that I think you might really like! Plus, if you were a previous Consultant anytime from 2013-2015, there will be a sweet deal for you to re-sign up next month!) ;)

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Convention Highlights

I just returned from Close to my Heart’s Annual Convention at Disneyland, CA and am so excited about all that was announced and all of the new goodies coming our way! I had a great time and cannot wait to share everything with you. The new catalog will be released on September 1st, so I will be sharing LOTS of artwork using new products in September. (If you would like to sign up to be a CTMH Consultant, you will be able to see and order the new products a month early. Wink, wink)

Even though the new catalog doesn’t go live until September 1st, there will be a few FANTASTIC products released early on August 1st. Be sure to check back then! I know you will be pleasantly surprised! *Ü*

The excitement was building as we were waiting for the first General Session to start on Thursday.

My fabulous upline Denise Anderson-Turley and I waited patiently for all of the excitement to begin.

We enjoyed lots of create and take sessions where we used new products to create some FUN projects. This is a few of the wonderful gals from my team who were able to join us this year.

The Directors all received a big heart with our name on one side and our team name on the other. Michelle Snyder and I had fun with our hearts. LOL. 

The Director’s Dinner was wonderful. We were treated to a delicious dinner outside in the beautiful Rose Court Garden. Monica and I had fun trying to take a “double selfie,” which was a first for both of us. LOL.

The awards banquet was incredible. The food was delicious, the company was fabulous, the entertainment was great, and it was so fun to be able to celebrate our fellow Consultants’ accomplishments.

I was honored to receive an award for 2nd place for Team Building in the U.S. It was a wonderful surprise!

I celebrated with my sweet friend Kristina Livingstone who placed in the top 10 for personal sales in the U.S. (Love this gal and am so proud of her accomplishments!)

The Convention theme this year was the movie Up! (One of my favorites!) There were lots of cute skits and photos ops with this theme. 

Create and take time with the Three Amigos.

Having fun at Downtown Disney with these cute gals.
(Mandy Leahy, Denise Anderson-Turley, and Jamie Leahy)

I was honored to be asked to teach an Extravaganza class on Saturday. Extravaganza is a fun and crazy part of Convention where everyone gets to attend six 15 minute creative classes back to back where they can learn about new products, fun techniques, and see TONS of artwork. (This is what I have been doing for the past two months. I have been creating with top secret new products that I wasn’t allowed to share with you.) I now have lots to share in September when the new catalog goes live! 

I actually taught 12 classes that day and was happy to have a little bit of my voice left at the end of the day.

These are all of the incredibly creative Extravaganza teachers this year along with our fearless leader, Jill Broadbent. I was honored and humbled to be part of this amazing team!

The talented, creative, and super sweet Pamela O’Conner was my teaching partner this year.

What is Convention without super fun roommates? I was blessed to be able to share a room with Sherri Rottler, Launi Layton, and Sonja Long this year. We had so much fun that we laughed until we cried!

By the end of Convention, this is what I looked like. I had A LOT of fun, but it was definitely exhausting.

Another perk for attending Convention is that we were able to get a special Convention rate on the room at the Disneyland Hotel and specially priced park tickets. Since we only live an hour away, my hubby and kids joined me on Sunday and we enjoyed a fun night at the hotel and a GREAT day at the park on Monday. (My hubby photobombed the picture I tried to get of my kiddos before heading into California Adventure.)

We enjoyed special VIP seats at the World of Color water show on Monday night. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but there is a wonderful quote from Walt Disney shining on the water. It says, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to purse them.” So very true!

I cannot wait until next year’s Convention!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Studio J Flash Sale

Do you have an account full of Studio J® layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? Well, now is the time to log in to Studio J and order all your layouts and photos! From July 15, 2015, 9:00 am MDT to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am AEST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am AEST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 each!

Remember, this sale applies only to layouts ordered before the cutoff time on July 31, so get ‘em while they’re hot and start designing—and ordering—as soon as possible!

Hop on over to my website and create your Studio J layouts today!

No grace period for orders; no Consultant preview
Layout credits are used first before the discounted price takes effect
Applies to SJ1001 (Hostess Rewards) layouts as well
Discounted amount is commissionable
Discounted amount counts toward earning Hostess Rewards and Gathering totals when connected to an EZ Invite™ published Gathering
Discounted amount does not count toward earning the discounted Stamp of the Month
Normal shipping/handling rates apply

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Creative Club Kit - Blossom Card Kit

July’s Creative Club project will be a set of 15 cards using the Blossom Workshop on the Go Kit. We will not be having a local class this month, but you are welcome to order a kit and make the cards at home.

The project kit is just $25 and includes all of the following: 
Additional products needed to complete this project:
You will make 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs) using this adorable stamp set. 


Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Thank you for the great response.
Kits are now sold out.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Promotions

Jump on it July
Get the July Stamp of the Month for FREE 
or any of the Hostess Sets for Just $5!

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

*Offer valid July 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–July 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free or discounted item(s). 

Choose from these adorable stamp sets.
(Click on image to enlarge.)

Click here or on the image below to place your order.


July Stamp of the Month - Life Is Wonderful
Get this adorable stamp set for FREE!

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 $25, get it FREE!

Set of 8
Recommended Blocks:
2" x 2" (Y1003), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 2" x 6½" (Y1010), 4" x 5" (Y1012)

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