Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ariana Scallop card

This is another one of the cards for our May 3rd Card Class.  These are the beautiful Ariana Papers and the card is from our Artiste Cartridge.  Were you aware that you could cut fun cards from the cartridge?  Did you know that you could get that cartridge free this month when you join the Close To My Heart Family?  When you purchase the $99 kit you can pick any of our fabulous cartridges as a free item, that a $99 item free!  We don't have these deals often so don't wait, you can just click here and it will take you to my website to sign up.

Double Dutchdoor Card

This is a Double Dutchdoor card made with Baby Cakes papers.  The top section fold up (1 door) and the bottom sections fold out (2nd door).

The Buttercup cardstock base is 4 3/16" x 9" then scored at 5". The base is cut just a little smaller than the normal 4 1/4" to accommodate the bottom portion to wrap around it.
The Buttercup cardstock bottom piece is cut at 2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". It is adhered to the back of the base piece.

You can decorate it anyway you want, I like to weight the top down with lots of layers to help hold it down.

This will be another card from our May 3rd class.  If you are interested let me know by emailing me at

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month - Free to Be Me

Our May Campaign for Scrapbooking Month is a fabulous package of exclusive papers.
This wonder paper is just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more during the month of May.
Here is what is included in the offer:
  • 6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets
  • 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dotted Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Access to Online Workshop Guide
Featured colors: Gold, Mint, Peach, Red, Teal, Tan, White Daisy

Isn't it great that they are offering an online workshop guide, so even if you are long distance and can't attend a workshop you can still make the beautiful pages and a couple of bonus cards!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Skylark Collection Simply Inspired CTMH

This month we are highlighting the Skylark Collection.  If you came here from Michelle Snyder's blog blog you are on the right path.  If you get lost along the way you can find a complete list of participants on Dana Kessler's Blog

For my project I used our Memory Showcase Album which is only $3.95. The covers are approximately 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" and are heavy chipboard. The inner pages are 6" x 6" and are cardstock weight. 

On the covers front and back you can add as much dimension as you like.  I used the CTMH embossing folder Quatrefoil on the patterned paper, popped up the bird, title and added some rolled roses from the  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge  using both  pattern paper and cardstock.  This cartridge or one of our other cartridges can be yours Free this month when you sign up with CTMH as a consultant. Sponging the edges with Chocolate, Sweetleaf or Lagoon inks highlights the papers.  The Skylark accents to add a little dimension to some of the pages.
I made this one more like a mini album. Each page has something interactive. There are pockets, tags, or belly bands so that each page holds multiple photos and journaling. You can use it for 4x6 photos as well.


This shot shows the front with the Bird on the right and the back with the pocket and tags on the left.
The pages in the center have pockets and mats.

These inside pages and the back of the covers show belly band and more pockets.
You can get a lot of photos in a small package.

I will be adding close ups of the pages to my blog post tomorrow if you are interested in seeing it up close.

Your next stop is Krista Hershberger's blog, she does amazing things..  Enjoy your journey!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free CTMH Cartridge when you join CTMH this month

What a great month to join my team!  These specials don't come often so don't miss out.
When you join my team this month you get a fabulous kit $99 plus tax and shipping, featuring the Skylark collection, it is over a $300 value including product and supplies for your business.  Then on top of that you get to choose one of our fabulous Cricut Cartridges for free, a $99 value. Choose between

Artbooking: Z1906  our newest cartridge
  1. Cartridge (700 Images; Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
  2. My Acrylix™ D-size Stamp Sets
  3. 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
Artiste: Z1790
  1. Cartridge (700 Images: Themed Projects, Cards, Font, Shapes, and 3-D Items)
  2. My Acrylix™ D-size Stamp Sets
  3. 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
Art Philosophy: Z1686
  1. Cartridge (700 Images: Font, Basic Shapes, and 3-D Items)
  2. My Acrylix™ D-size Stamp Sets
  3. 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
You can even earn back the cost of your kit when you reach Straight to the Top.  That's $1,200 in sales in your first 3 months as a consultant.

Not interested in making CTMH a business?  That's OK too.  I can give you more information about this offer if you have questions.  Just email me at anytime.  Be sure to ask about my special promotion for this offer when you sign up.