Monday, April 21, 2014

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who guessed how many M&Ms I had in this box. You all had some good guesses, but I was really impressed at the winner's guess. There were 167 M&Ms in the box and the winner guessed 164! Wow she was soooo close.

Congratulations to Lynn who posted on April 19th with her guess of 164. Be sure to email me Lynn and let me know which stamp set you would like and where you would like me to mail it.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Box and Free Stamp Set

Would you like to win a free stamp set? Read to the bottom of this post to see how you can win either the Greatest Love set or the “spring-themed” Love This set. 

This mini box was created using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (click here to see how you can get it free this month) and the beautiful Skylark Collection (which is in the New Consultant Kit.)

I brought the box image from page 69 of the Artiste Cricut booklet into Design Space and enlarged the grouped file to 12.25" wide. I ungrouped the images and cut the top of the box from a piece of patterned paper from the Skylark Paper Collection. Then I trimmed ½" off each edge. The bottom of the box was cut from a piece of Crystal Blue cardstock. I also cut a thin Chocolate cardstock frame using the bracket shape that coordinates with the opening on the top of the box.

I used some of the resin flowers from the Skylark Assortment, a small piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock (for the leaves), and cut out some images from the paper to decorate the box. I cut a small piece of the acetate from the resin flowers and attached it to the inside of the box under the opening with some Glue Dots

I filled the box with some yummy Easter themed M&Ms. Now the fun part...can you guess how many M&Ms are inside the box? (I’ll give you a hint. The final size of the box is 2½" wide and 2" tall.) The person who guesses the closest to the actual number of M&Ms in the box will win their choice of the Greatest Love set or the “spring-themed” Love This set. The winner will be announced here on my blog and on my CTMH Facebook page on Monday morning. Post your best guess in the comments section below...

Greatest Love stamp set

Love This stamp set

Have a blessed Easter weekend!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Picture My Life Meets Artbooking

Two of Close to my Heart’s great new products work REALLY well together. Watch this video to see how our new Picture My Life Scarpbooking Program works with the Artbooking Cricut Collection. It’s a match made in Heaven!!! Did you know you can get the Artbooking Cricut Collection (or any CTMH Cricut Collections of your choice) for FREE this month? Click here for more info.

Would you like to order any of the products shown in the video? 
Hop on over to my website to shop.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ivy Lane Sunburst Mother's Day Card

I thought it would be fun to use the Ivy Lane papers to make a sunburst Mother’s Day card. You can actually use any of the various sentiments in the Holiday Tags stamp set on this card, but since Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought I would use the “Happy Mother”s Day” sentiment.

The trendy sunburst is easy to create. I cut (4) pieces of Ivy Lane patterned paper and (1) piece of Pink Glitter Paper to 1½" x 4½" and then cut them each again from corner to corner to make triangles. I lined them up and adhered them against each other onto a piece of 5" x 3" cardstock letting the excess hang over the edge. Then I trimmed off all of the excess around the top and side edges.

I matted the sunburst piece to a piece of 3¾" x 5" cardstock and added a small piece of scalloped  Hollyhock cardstock that I made with the Scallop Border Punch behind it. Then I double matted it to a Colonial White A2 sized card base.

The Mother’s Day sentiment and scallop circle came from the Holiday Tags stamp set. The scallop circle image coordinates with the Artiste Cricut cartridge which makes it easy to mass produce this card. (Did you know that you can get the Artiste Cricut Collection or any of our other exclusive cartridges for FREE this month? Check out this post to see how.)

Since the outside looks like a sunburst, I thought the “sunshine” sentiment from the Gift a Lift stamp set was perfect for the inside.

I can’t wait to make more of these cards with different papers and different sentiments. They will be good additions to my card stash. *Ü*

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Get a FREE Cricut Collection!

You read that right! It may be April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke! I am so excited about this sign-up promotion! If you have been thinking about becoming a CTMH Consultant, now is the time to do it! Join my team anytime from April 1-30, and not only will you get all of the incredible goodies in the New Consultant Kit (worth over $300), you will also get to choose one of our our three exclusive Cricut Collections for FREE! Choose form the Art Philosophy Collection, the Artiste Collection, or the Artbooking Collection. That’s over $400 worth of goodies for just $99!

But it gets even better than that! If you take advantage of CTMH’s generous Straight to the Top program and get $1,200 in sales (including your personal orders) within your first 3 months, Close to my Heart will refund you the $99...AND I will give you a Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice for free! That’s approximately $450 worth of CTMH goodies for FREE!!!!!!!

I love having both business builders and hobbyists on my team, so whatever your reason for joining, I would love for you to become part of my CTMH family!

  • If you love getting discounted and free CTMH products, this is a great deal for you!
  • If you want to turn your hobby into a lucrative business, this is a great deal for you!
  • If you want to order new CTMH products before anyone else, this is a great deal for you!
  • If you want access to all of my monthly project kit guides for free, this is a great deal for you!
  • If you are visiting my blog and reading this right now, and heck, if you are just alive and breathing, this is a great deal for you! LOL! *Ü* 

Have questions about becoming a Consultant? Visit my New Consultant FAQ page here.

Have more questions? Feel free to contact me here. I’d love to chat with you.

Ready to sign up? Click here to fill out the online application.

*Offer valid April 1–30, 2014. No tax or additional shipping will be charged on the free item(s). For more information on shipping and handling options for the New Consultant Kit, please contact your Independent Consulatant. Shipping on the Cricut Collection will also not be charged if the collection is shipped separately from a kit checked out by a sponsoring Director. To qualify for the Straight to the Top program, New Consultant must remit $1200 of commissionable sales in the first 3 months after enrolling. The shipping and handling fee will not be refunded as part of the Straight to the Top program. For more information on Straight to the Top, please refer to the Consultant Manual.

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Creative Club Project - Ivy Lane Purse and Card Kit

April's Creative Club will be held on Thursday, April 17th at 7pm. This month will be making a fun set of cards and matching purse to hold them. This would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, or just for a friend to let them you know you are thinking about them.

The basic project kit to make one purse and 5 cards is $30 and includes the following:
Additional products needed to complete this project:
Markers: Blush and Sweet Leaf
Ink Pads: Chocolate and Blush
3-D Foam Tape
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (optional - Kit comes with all pieces pre-cut, but you will need the cartridge if you would like to make more purses in the future.)

**Extra sets that including everything but the stamp set are just $20 more.

Your purse will be the perfect size to fit the (5) cards and envelopes. Once you use the cards/envelopes, you can use the purse as a cute gift bag.

The purse has a small pouch in the front where you can place a mini greeting card, gift card, or small gift.

You will make (5) cards using the sweet Joyful Wishes stamp and use the stamp to decorate the envelope flaps to match.

Add a little bling to your cards with the Pink Glitter Gems that are included in your kit!

You will embellish your purse (and cards too, if you like) with the adorable fabric and acrylic flowers in the Ivy Lane Assortments which are also included in your kit.

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. 

Kits ordered before 4/5 will be mailed by 4/19.
Kits ordered after 4/5 will be mailed within 2 weeks.
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance.
Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Add to Cart” buttons below. Be sure to use the drop down menu to choose your kit options. (If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $5 will be added for shipping.)

Local Kits - $30 for base kit ($20 for additional kits)
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Shipped Kits - $30 for base kit ($20 for additional kits) plus $5 for shipping
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Optional Add Ons

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here. You do not need to be local to participate.