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March 1, 2015

Don't miss this - The March Special is:
 
Have you see our new heavy duty Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote?  They are as beautiful as they are functional and durable.  

New Consultants who enroll during the month of March will receive a FREE Shoulder Tote in their New Consultant Kit! Additionally, new Consultants who submit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the Rolling Tote as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)!  

WOW!  Over $800 of product for only $99.  Now that is a GREAT value.

So why should you join my team?  We are a smaller team.  I do not work outside the home.  My only job is Close to My Heart.  I have time to work with you to develop your business.  I have been mentored by the best and have learned to be a successful Director at Close to My Heart.

And can I take a moment to brag about my team, The Bling Team?  They are the most incredible group of people.  We host big crops, retreats, and have tons of fun together.  We do more than just work together.  We enjoy spending time together and supporting each other in our lives as well as our businesses.  I would love to have you join our Close to My Heart family.

This special is while supplies last, so don't wait!

 
In addition to receiving the gorgeous new Shoulder Tote (worth $26.95), you will receive the very sharp and stylish Rolling Tote (worth $149.95) once you submit $300 (retail) in orders in your first 40 days.  I can help you do this.

And guess what?
  • You will get to pick one of our new Seasonal Expressions 2 New Consultant Kits.  
  • As a Consultant, you get to order any of the new products from the 
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog a full month before the catalog goes live 
  • on April 1st.
 
Did you know that there are two different New Consultant Kits?  There is a kit for scrapbookers and a kit for cardmakers. Each kit has $370 of creative and business products - a business in a kit.  Open it up and get started on earning the money you want while doing the hobby you enjoy.

Did you know that there are two different New Consultant Kits?  There is a kit for scrapbookers and a kit for cardmakers. Each kit has $370 of creative and business products - a business in a kit.  Open it up and get started on earning the money you want while doing the hobby you enjoy.

Cardmaking New Consultant Kit
Includes: 5 Annual Inspirations, 15 Seasonal Expressions 2, Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler, Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler, Annual Inspirations B&T Duos Sampler, Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos Sampler, 5 Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set, Workshops on the Go Blossom Cardmaking Kit, Jackson B&T Duos Bulk Pack, Oceanside Sequins, Durables Triangle Studs, Teal Shimmer Trim, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape, Honey Exclusive Inks Pad, Smoothie Exclusive Inks Pad, Pear Exclusive Inks Pad, Archival Black Exclusive Inks Pad, My Acrylix Dizzy Circles, My Acrylix Wavy Blooms, My Acrylix Finding the Words, 1" x 3 ½" My Acrylix Block, 3" x 3" My Acrylix Block, ShinHan Touch Twin Golden Yellow Marker, ShinHan Touch Twin Cherry Pink Marker, ShinHan Touch Twin Sap Green Marker, White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack, My Creations Hip Pics Album, 3-D Foam Tape, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber, My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner, Bonding Memories Glue, Sponge, Liquid Glass, Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder, VersaMark Ink Pad Tsukineko, Watercolor Pencils, and 25 Cello Bags.
Scrapbooking New Consultant Kit
Includes:  5 Annual Inspirations, 15 Seasonal Expressions 2, Close To My Heart Cardstock Color Sampler, Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Sampler, Annual Inspirations B&T Duos Sampler, Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos Sampler, 5 Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set, Workshops on the Go Jackson Scrapbooking Kit, Blossom B&T Duos Bulk Pack, Coral Reef Sequins, Blossom Assortment, Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Teal Shimmer Trim, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape, Durables Triangle Studs, Barn Red Exclusive Inks Pad, Juniper Exclusive Inks Pad, Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad, Glacier Exclusive Inks Pad, Picture My Life Jackson Scrapbooking Program, My Acrylix Documenting Moments, My Acrylix The Authentic Life, My Acrylix Instalife, 2" x 3 ½" My Acrylix Block, 2" x 6 ½" My Acrylix Block, 3" x 3" My Acrylix Block, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, My Legacy Black Post-Bound Album, 2 Memory Protectors Sample Pack, My Creations Hip Pics Album, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber, My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner, Bonding Memories Glue, Sponge, Liquid Glass, and 25 Cello Bags. 

Are you looking to start a home based business where you can name your own hours?  Do you love papercrafting and want to share your love of it with others? Do you want to earn a little extra income for you and your family? Or maybe you want to earn a lot of extra income?  Or just earning enough money to support your "habit"?

Your investment is only $99 (plus shipping and tax)  and you can get that refunded to you if you make Straight to the Top.

Close to My Heart has a place for you and as leader of the Bling Team, I would love to talk to you about your opportunities with Close to My Heart.

Interested in finding out more information?  Just email me at mkgmt@aol.com or call me at (901) 218-1847.  You do not have to be local to sign up on my team.  

February 28, 2015

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 




                                                                                                        
This month I am following {Michelle Stewart's Blog.}   We have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The March Stamp of the Month is entitled Choose Happy (S1503) (Set of 14). Here is a picture of this stamp set:




Here is my card.


This stamp set has the cutest frames and so much fun to color in with our ShinHan markers.  The bear comes from the Nursery Charms My Acrylix Stamp Set.  In my mind, I saw this cute little bear looking out a window so I turned my frame into a window frame.  I grabbed my Scaredy Cat paper pack to use for my card.  That's right.  Halloween paper for a non-Halloween card.  I love how versatile our paper is.

The bear was just begging for a little love so out came the heart embossing folder.  There was room between the hearts  to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiments are so meaningful.  I hope to always choose happy!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Melissa Robinson's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

The Choose Happy Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between March 1 – March 31, 2015. 
You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


Supplies Used

February 27, 2015
The March Special is:
 
New Consultants who enroll during the month of March will receive a FREEShoulder Tote in their New Consultant Kit! Additionally, new Consultants who submit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the Rolling Tote as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)!  

WOW!  Over $800 of product for only $99.  Now that is a GREAT value.

So why should you join my team?  We are a smaller team.  I do not work outside the home.  My only job is Close to My Heart.  I have time to work with you to develop your business.  I have been mentored by the best and have learned to be a sucessful Director at Close to My Heart.

And can I take a moment to brag about my team, The Bling Team?  They are the 
most incredible group of people.  We host big crops, retreats, and have tons 
of fun together.  We do more than just work together.  We enjoy spending time together and supporting each other in our lives as well as our businesses.  
I would love to have you join our Close to My Heart family.

This special is while supplies last, so don't wait!

 
In addition to receiving the gorgeous new Shoulder Tote (worth $26.95), you will receive the very sharp and stylish Rolling Tote (worth $149.95) once you submit $300 (retail) in orders in your first 40 days.  I can help you do this.

And guess what?
  • You will get to pick one of our new Seasonal Expressions 2 New Consultant Kits.  
  • As a Consultant, you get to order any of the new products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog a full month before the catalog goes live on April 1st.
 
Did you know that there are two different New Consultant Kits?  There is a kit for scrapbookers and a kit for cardmakers. Each kit has $370 of creative and business products - a business in a kit. Open it up and get started on earning the money you want while doing the hobby you enjoy.

Cardmaking New Consultant Kit
Scrapbooking New Consultant Kit
Are you looking to start a home based business where you can name your own hours?  Do you love papercrafting and want to share your love of it with others? Do you want to earn a little extra income for you and your family? Or maybe you want to earn a lot of extra income?  Or just earning enough money to support your "habit"?

Your investment is only $99 (plus shipping and tax)  and you can get that refunded to you if you make Straight to the Top.

Close to My Heart has a place for you and as leader of the Bling Team, I would love to talk to you about your opportunities with Close to My Heart.

Interested in finding out more information?  Just email me at mkgmt@aol.com or call me at (901) 218-1847.  You do not have to be local to sign up on my team.  

February 9, 2015

Today I am featuring this super fast video that will give your more ideas on how to use the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  If you don't own one, watching this may cause you to have to purchase one quickly.  These cards are stinkin' cute!



What I like about Border cards is that with a few patterned paper scraps, you have incredibly attractive 5 x 7 or 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch cards.  I am getting ready to fire my Cricut up right now to make that cute little fairy princess card.

I used the Border feature to make this card for my grandson.  It was very easy to make and so attractive and one of a kind.  He loved it!


By the way, the blue stars are actually our white stars colored with the Cerulean Blue ShinHan Marker.  I love that I don't need each color of embellishment, I can just take out my alcohol markers and color them.  
Supplies Used


February 8, 2015

Welcome to the February Stampers with an Attitude Spotlights Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Belinda McLane.}  Who is the Stampers with an Attitude?  It is the Close to My Heart team lead by my fabulous upline, Kimberly Moss.

Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

March 31st is the last day to order from our Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog.  Stampers with an Attitude wanted to spotlight the products from this catalog while you can still order them.  Look at the cute cover photo on this catalog.




I have decided to spotlight one of the paper packs from this catalog called Heartstrings.  Here is my card.


I also used the stamp set, Amour, found on page 12 of this catalog.  You will not be able to order Heartstrings after March 31st while Amour will continue on for the next year.


Heartstrings is a beautiful paper pack.  I love the color combination of Cranberry, Whisper, Hollyhock and Lagoon.  To frame the paper on my card, I pulled out some Kraft paper.

This paper pack has patterned paper that I love and patterned paper that I find harder to work with.  I absolutely love the book print patterned paper and I love to use it to stamp on.  When I use a patterned paper to stamp my main image on, I use a dark ink that gives me a vibrant image.  I can keep it simple because the book print adds interest and fills in the blank spots.

Now the roses are a bigger problem for me.  I love the roses and the colors but I am taking a large print and using it on a small card, but I don't want it to be all about the roses.  So what do I do?  


What do I do?  I stamp some of the solid images over the roses and your eyes are pulled into the images and away from all of the roses.  Add a few sequins, ink distress the edges with Slate Ink and you have a sweet card that would work for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a wedding.

And the inside of the card says it all!


I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Sheila Bennett}. 


Stampers with an Attitude Spotlights Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop List
Supplies Used

February 6, 2015

Welcome to the Close to My Heart/Operation Smile 
You're the Bomb Blog Hop




 I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 20 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Close to My Heart/Operation Smile You're the Bomb Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    

Thank you for hopping through our Blog Hop.  I hope that you get some great ideas on how to use this adorable stamp set.  



This stamp set will be retiring on March 31st.  When you purchase this stamps set, Close to My Heart donates $3 to Operation Smile.  Who is Operation Smile?  

Operation Smile's volunteer medical professionals travel around the world to treat children suffering from facial deformities. Their efforts mean new smiles for thousands of children. Operation Smile volunteers also build public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. You can learn more about Operation Smile on their website at operationsmile.org.


So, on to my cards.  I have been wanting to get my hands inky.  I love technique and it has been a while since I just played.  One of the techniques I have been wanting to try is the Bokeh technique.  So much fun!  Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".  It is a type of photography where there are lots of blurry circles of different colors.

Here are my cards.
           


I used watercolor paper for the main panel.  I also used an aquapainter, a paint brush with a water reservoir, used for water coloring.  

First of all, I moistened the watercolor paper.  Then I picked my favorite color combinations.  I used Sunset, Cranberry, Cotton Candy, and Canary for the above card.  For the card below I used Glacier, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Thistle.

I took the reinkers for my chosen colors and mixed 10 drops of water to 3 drops of reinker.  Then, using my aquapainter, I worked with each color and "splotched" it onto the wet watercolor paper.  I kept adding splotches of the different colors until the entire paper is covered with color.  Then I let it dry.

After it was dry, I made circle stencils using my Art Philosophy cartridge and my Cricut Explore.  My circles were cut at 1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 1" in diameter.  I used a sponge dauber, White Daisy Pigment Ink, and my stencils.  I applied the pigment ink onto my card front in circles with the stencils.  There is not rule or real direction on how to do this.  Be sure and overlap the circles.

Then I put the stencils down and just using the sponge dauber, added some additional circles that were a little more "vibrant".



Then I stamped the sentiments using Black Archival Ink and added some silver sequins for pizazz!


Super simple and so much fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Want to get this incredible offer?  Just click on my link below to my website and place your order and it will be shipped directly to you!

By the way, I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Sheila Bennett's Blog.}

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


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