2/16/2017

Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop! 


This hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 22 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

With the new Fundamentals complements added in the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog, we have a huge number of different patterns and colors of Fundamentals that will go with our other seasonal papers or with each other.

I was lucky enough to be able to go to Salt Lake City last month to attend a special set of classes held for Close to My Heart team builders.  I love to go there because I learn so much and get to see so many of my close friends that I have met through the years as a Close to My Heart Consultant.  I also get to meet new friends.

This time, the fantastic Close to My Heart Art Department designed us a set of layouts that we could use to commemorate our time at Team Builders.  I don't have pictures on them yet, but I wanted to share a couple of these beautiful layouts that I put together at Team Builders.

Here is the cover page. On this page, we used the Springtime Complements from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.  And we use tons of different patterns from the Uptown Fundamentals, the Adventure Fundamentals and the Whimsy Fundamentals.  Look how well they all go together.



I also want to share the last page with you.



This page uses the previous sets of Fundamentals but also adds in the Enchantment Fundamentals and the My Girl Complements.  I love the clustering.  The Complement packages now make it easier to add clusters to your artwork by showing suggested clusters on the package.

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, {Cat Nowak's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase any of the supplies used in my artwork on my website. 


Supplies Used
coming soon

2/13/2017

Get ready for our one-day Sweet Sale!

 

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, we're holding a one-day flash sale on my website and we're calling it our Sweet Sale! The sale will give you a chance to get a 30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.

This Sweet Sale starts 4 pm February 14th (CST) and will end at that same time on February 15th. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart on my website at any time during the sale times-the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that page. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last!

2/02/2017

February Sign Up Promotion for New and Former Consultants

I have the best job ever. I am a Close to My Heart Consultant. I get to play with the best papercrafting supplies in the industry and show others how ANYONE can be creative. My granddaughter says that she wants to be a consultant when she grows up. She wants to have friends over and talk and laugh and eat good food while making beautiful artwork. Don't you? 
Consider trying out the Close to My Heart Consultant opportunity.  There is no obligation to try and you might find out that you enjoy getting your Close to My Heart supplies at a significant discount, sharing projects with your friends and new friends, and being the first to be able to order the newest promos and products.  Want to earn some money without having to get another job?  Close to My Heart can offer you that.

New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in February will get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE! That’s an additional $53.85 in retail value added to the already incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! 
In addition to the free stamp sets and all the products included in the New Consultant Kit, new Consultants will also enjoy these additional perks:
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on products of their choice 
  • A 22% discount on Close To My Heart products
  • Opportunity to earn money while doing what you love - crafting
  • A New Consultant Kit worth over $205
  • Opportunity to earn additional rewards in the first 90 days and incredible incentive trips
  • Attend Consultant Only Events such as Album Retreat, Convention, and Product Launches
And how about Former Consultants?  We have a promotion for them as well.


Former Close To My Heart Consultants can take advantage of a special opportunity to re-enroll during February: This month only, we will offer a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option that will allow former Consultants to sign up for just $50! They will still receive $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on products of their choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! They’ll also get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE, as well as enjoy these perks of being a Consultant again.


I will be celebrating my Close to My Heart Consultant 10th anniversary this year.  I have seen many changes with Close to My Heart and I really love working for a company who truly cares and listens to their Consultants.

So why not go ahead and give it a try?  I would love to answer any questions you may have.  I have a "Join My Team" FAQ tab on my blog or you can find me on Facebook or email me at mkgmt@aol.com.

Ready to sign up?  You can sign up here.

Oh, and did I tell you that I am headed to Puerto Vallarta in 3 weeks with all expenses paid? I earned the Close to My Heart incredible incentive trip!


2/01/2017

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Easter Bunny

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 

    

This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 19 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 February Stamp of the Month is entitled Easter Bunny (S1702) (Set of 12).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:


I may be prejudiced but what a cute stamp set and check out those adorable sentiments!  Coloring is very popular right now.  I spent all afternoon trying to decide what medium I wanted to use to color my adorable little bunny.  I ended up using a combination of ShinHan markers and Watercolor pencils.

With that said, here is my card.



I used our brand new Hello Lovely paper pack for my card.  I also added the Gold Glitter Gems and the Blush Ribbon.  

The Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month 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 February 1 – February 28, 2017.  

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, {Brenda Lapp's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


Supplies Used

1/06/2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 25 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

Christmas is over and now I am on to Valentine's Day.  So much to choose from in this super duper wonderful catalog.  I am kind of stuck on our Sugar Rush paper, but I am almost ready to head for another paper pack.  Look at the adorable card I made with one of the Picture My Life cards from Sugar Rush.





I have used the giraffe from the new Twins Rule stamp set.  Don't you just love the sentiment, "Love your face"?  This will be a wonderful card for one of my grandsons.  Even though Sugar Rush has predominantly pink and red papers.  Look how just adding some yellow turns it into a more masculine card.

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.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


Supplies Used

1/01/2017

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Adore You

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Michele Rowley's Blog.}   We have 23 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 January Stamp of the Month is entitled Adore You (S1701) (Set of 12).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:


The first Stamp of the Month of 2017 and it is absolutely gorgeous.  So many different ways to use it.  I can see coloring with ShinHan markers or watercolors.  Colored pencils would be look beautiful as well.  Heat embossing or just black and white would be so elegant.

And this is not just a Valentine's Day stamp.  Notice the thank you and the you make me happy sentiments.  And the Adore You is separate stamps!!  So you can easily stamp them separately and this can be used in scrapbooking.  I can see a scrapbook with a child or a new baby or how about a wedding?  What a wonderful stamp set.

With that said, here is my card.



Along with a new year comes a new catalog.



Our Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog is current beginning today through the end of April.  As a Close to My Heart Consultant, I have been able to purchase these products early and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the new products.  You can view this catalog online here.  Let me know if you would like me to drop one in the mail to you.

I used our brand new Sugar Rush Paper pack for my card.  I also added the Sugar Rush washi tape and the Sugar Rush Dots.  I paper pieced the large heart and the flowers are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them with our ShinHan markers.

The Adore You Stamp of the Month 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 January 1 – January 31, 2017.  But don't stop there, pick out $5 more so that your total purchase is $60 and you will receive the Welcome Home wreath kit for free!  The wreath retails for $18.95 and is only available until the end of January or while supplies last.




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, {Wendy Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


Supplies Used