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April 17, 2014

Don't you love a win-win situation?  I do.

This month Close to My Heart is offering the best promotion I have ever seen them offer.  The absolutely best promotion.

The promotion is $400 of current (not retired) beautiful, trendy, Close to My Heart products including your choice of one of our exclusive Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge collections with 700 images for only $99.

That is a discount of 75%.

Now where else can you get 75% off of current scrapbooking product?  Plus a 22% discount on future purchases.

With no further obligation.  Win-Win.

I would like to share a conversation I had with a prospective downline.

Downline:  "So I pay $99 plus shipping and tax and I receive over $400 of scrapbooking products.  Isn't this the New Consultant Kit?"

Me:  "Yes it is."

Downline:  "So I have to sell Close to My Heart products if I take advantage of this offer?"

Me:  "No you don't.  There is no obligation whatsoever.  You never have to purchase another thing."

Downline:  "You're kidding!  What happens if I don't purchase or sell anything?"

Me:  "You become a Former Consultant on October 1st if you have not purchased or sold $300 retail between July 1st and September 30th."

Downline:  "What about this quarter (April-June)?  How much do I have to purchase or sell?"

Me:  "Nothing.  You have no obligation to sell or purchase anything between now and the end of June."

Downline:  "And I get a 22% discount off of everything in the Idea Book?"

Me:  "Yes you do.  I can also show you how to get the maximum amount of free and reduced products as a Consultant."

Downline:  "Wow!  I am sure that this is wrong but I heard that if I become a Former Consultant I can sign right back up and get another new kit.  Is that true?"

Me:  "Yes it is."

Downline:  "Are they crazy?  They really will let you sign right back up and get a new kit?  This is a win-win situation.  You would be crazy not to do this.  Why would anyone who papercrafts not buy this kit?  What do you have to lose?"

Let me show you the kit.

This kit gives you a great assortment of Close to My Heart products.  You also get 2 of our great how-to books, my favorite non-stick microtip scissors, stamps, blocks, inks, stamp sets, and our cleaner and stamp scrubber.

Then you also receive your choice of our exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge collections.  Each collection contains a Cricut cartridge with 700 images, 3 more stamp sets that have images that are cut out with the Cricut cartridge, and chipboard pieces that also correspond with the Cricut cartridge.

And if that is not good enough, I will add your choice of one paper pack and corresponding complement pack if you join my team in April.

Kit Contents

And you choose one of these Cricut Collections.

So are you interested?  Purchase this kit on my website.  

Questions?  Email me and ask away.  I would love to talk to you.

April 15, 2014

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Washi Tape Blog Hop! 

This hop I am following {Katy Taylor's Blog.}   We have 17 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in the Washi Tape Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.                                                                                                              
So what can you do with Washi Tape?  

I use it in my planner to signify different events.  I can look at a glance and see when my workshops are happening or when the kids are out of school just by the pattern of Washi Tape I use.  

Here is another use for Washi Tape.  

I bet you are wondering why the Washi tape is on the light switch.  Well, my family never turns a light off after they leave a room.  Most of the time, I turn it off.  I am not overly gracious about it, but I am working on that.  However, in the garage the light might be on for hours before I notice.  I asked the family not to use the light switch from inside the house.  This is to remind them not to use it.  Don't laugh.  It is working!

Since I am sure my sister consultants will not think that the above picture is adequate for this blog hop, I also created a card using Washi tape.

Here is my artwork:

 I must admit that I don't like the Washi tape artwork.  I have been slow at using this product because I don't really like the unfinished look that I have seen with the Washi tape art.  But as I have used it, I have found that I have been able to mesh my more finished look with Washi tape.

So where is the Washi tape in my artwork?

I have it in two places.  The Smoothie striped "paper" is actually Washi tape.  When you back the Washi tape with white cardstock, it no longer is translucent.  It looks like paper.

The second place I used it was on the birthday cake.  The Washi tape pattern is the Honey colored triangles.  See the Smoothie lined pattern behind the triangles?  It comes from the stamped image.  I love how whatever pattern is behind the Washi tape shows through and becomes part of the "paper".

I am on a mission to decorate the inside of the card as well so here is the inside of my card:

By the way, I used the Mojo Monday pattern from this week.  

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Lori Brown's Blog.}

You can purchase the supplies used  on my website.  

Supplies Used

April 13, 2014

Welcome to the April Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Debbie Andrews.}  Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog on the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs near the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

This month our Stampers With an Attitude is featuring artwork with Focus on one of our new paper packs called Ariana.  I hadn't picked up Ariana yet because I found it a bit intimidating.  Big cabbage roses have not been my cup of tea.  

I know this sounds a bit funny but I kind of welcomed this challenge.  Mother's Day is coming up and I absolutely love the new stamp set, Mother's Day (C1577).  I decided to tackle those cabbage roses!

Here's my card:


The card base is Blush cardstock, all of the patterned paper is from Ariana, and the cardstock beneath the patterned paper is Outdoor Denim.  The oval scalloped frame is cut from Crystal Blue cardstock using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, pg 52, Layer.  I changed the size using the Cricut Design Space (you can do this in the Cricut Craft room as well) to height: 4"  width: 2.8".  

I cut an additional frame in Blush cardstock and kept the oval so that I could stamp my image. I thought it looked a bit plain so I stamped the sentiment, "Home is where your Mother is", repeated over the Blush oval in Blush Ink.  It adds a little pizzaz to the oval.  I then picked one of the super cute silhouettes and stamped it in Outdoor Denim ink.  Yes, I know that it looks black, but it really is Outdoor Denim!

I also cut (using the above measurements) using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, pg 52, in White Daisy cardstock.  I wanted the white to show through the cut outs in the frame.  

Everything was edged in Outdoor Denim ink using a sponge dauber.  I "broke" the sentiment up, putting part of it on the front of the card and the rest inside.  I also added the sentiment, Happy Mother's Day to the inside of the decorated card.  I just love it when the inside of the card is decorated!  Take a look:

The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Sheila Bennett}.  Below is a list of supplies used.  They can be purchased on my website and sent directly to you!

Supplies Used

Participating Blogs
  1. Sheila Bennett ~
  2. Catherine Nowak ~
  3. Jen Patrick ~
  4. Pamela O'Connor ~
  5. Di Crawford ~
  6. Judy Faye Garner ~
  7. Hilary Reynolds ~
  8. Denise Elliott ~
  9. Melissa Robinson ~
  10. Debbie Andrews ~
  11. Melinda Everitt ~

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