Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Jingle Creative Basics cards...

**Second post today, be sure to scroll down!***
The first card is the super special Holiday card in the Jingle Holiday Card kit that I still have available if you want to make your own really cute cards!  The second card is also made with Jingle Creative Basics paper.  We are making this card at Jessica's gathering in November.

Jingle Creative Basics paper
Juniper card stock
Creme Brulee card stock
Tulip card stock
Inks in those three colors as well
White daisy card stock
December Word Puzzle in the circle card (Hurry to order this D1313 if you love it, it's retiring in December!!)
Holiday Trinkets D1366
Snow Flurries D1384
Juniper grosgrain ribbon in the circle card comes with the Jingle Creative Basics paper pack.
The circle card pattern is in Wishes, while the standard card pattern is in Originals.
So what is a Creative Basics paper pack?  It's ideal for card makers, because it's a pack of paper that coordinates with one of our new paper packs (in this case, Jingle), and it features two DIFFERENT B&T papers.  There is no card stock, which is why it's great for card makers.  You need card bases and some coordinating card stock, and you can whip up cards to your heart's content.  The Creative Basics packs also come with a spool of ribbon.
The specifics of this pack:  Item number X5808, Fall/Winter Idea Book page 30, $7.95.  It contains 6 sheets each of a striped B&T and a circle/polka dot B&T, plus 4 yards of juniper grosgrain ribbon that is unavailable otherwise.  The cards in the Holiday Card Workshop photos below use the circle B&T, so be sure to check that out.

Getting rid of Inky FIngers

You know how I know it's been a good day or night?  By the status of my fingers!  If I'm totally inky, it was a good day!  However, sometimes I need to look "presentable", so how to get the ink off your fingers in time for whatever it is you have planned?  You certainly don't want to skip stamping!  Heck no!

So here are two really good ways to get ink off your fingers:  One is to wash your hair.  Shampoo removes oil from your hair, and does the same for your fingers and removes the ink at the same time.  Plus scrubbing away at your hair is faster, simpler, and easier than scrubbing with a nail brush at the sink, which doesn't work anyway.

If you are in a pinch and don't have time to wash your hair, then I have found the BEST soap for removing ink!  I have a fancy bar of soap that I got a while ago and don't use much because it has real bits of lavender in it, and it's a little rough for the kids to use.  It's a lavender bar of soap with lavender in it, and it removes ALL the ink!  Super fast, easy, and simple!  

The bar I bought looks similar to the one above, really chock full of lavender bits.  I am not 100% sure where I bought it, but I think it was a little shop out in western PA.  I was in a soap obsession then and bought tons of bars of soap for who knows what reason!  The lavender bar is probably the last from that splurge.  Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's gonna be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!

Norwegian Epic, to be precise! Beginning on October 1, 2009, I am working on earning a FREE cruise on this amazing new ship! You can check it out by going to and seeing why I am determined to make it on this boat!

Close to my Heart rewards consultants who work hard with fabulous trips like this one. This particular cruise that I am working towards is sailing to the Eastern Caribbean in March of 2011, during the week of my 39th birthday! What a great birthday that would be!!! I have exactly ONE year to make it on this boat, and I need your help!

You know I love my business, and this company, and I really love to share it with everyone! What I need the most is REFERRALS! I understand you may not be in a positon to order what you really want to order right now, and it's okay. I am not expecting that! What I would really appreciate is referrals to people who are new to CTMH and would like to have parties! Parties are great for sharing with each other our ideas for using our stashes of scrapbook paper, and it's a chance for us girls to get together and play! So if you know someone who would like to have a party, or you would like to have one yourself, PLEASE let me know so I can schedule it right up and get working on sharing the LOVE of scrapping and work on getting on that cruise ship!

I can't wait to see what kinds of sea glass I can find in the Eastern Caribbean!!!

Thanks so much! Want to go with me? Sign up with CTMH right now and earn this amazing trip yourself!