Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dare to Dream


This is so exciting!  For the whole of March, new consultants to Close to My Heart will receive, in addition to the already amazing kit, all four summer Stamps of the Month for free:  no tax, no shipping, just four beautiful and exclusive stamp sets for you!

So what do you need to know?  The kit is an investment of $99.  It ships within 10 days.  For joining my team, you will also receive your choice of an E-sized stamp set (those big luscious alphabet sets), and 10 more idea books for free if you are going to sell to friends and family.  The kit itself is worth over $300, and now with the addition of the four Stamps of the Month, your kit is valued at over $400.  Where else can you have a high end scrapbook store at your fingertips that can make you money just by sharing with your friends for only $99?  

You can click on the image above to go right to the consultant application on my website and sign up TODAY!  You can also call me if you have more questions at 609-713-2395.  You can email me too, if you prefer, by clicking here.  I will be posting all this month about the wonderful reasons you should buy your kit today.

Friday, February 26, 2010

More Caboodle! This time it's all BOY!

Yesterday I posted my 2009 Easter layout created with Caboodle.  Today's layout also uses Caboodle, but with almost all Crystal Blue.  I also used the coordinating My Stickease with this layout, with lots of black  brads in Bigger, regular, and Bitty sizes-all three sizes come in the pack, so it's easy to use a mix.

My boy Nate is 100% Boy for sure!  He loves trains, trucks, planes, dirt, mess, race cars; really anything noisy and fast!  These photos are just a mix of my favorite shots of him in 2009-I wanted to tell him about what kind of kid he was and didn't have a series of photos from one event to use.  Instead I cropped all the photos on the left side to 4 x 4 size, and all the photos on the right side to 3.5 x 3.5.  I used the brads to replace the wheels in the Stickease, and to accent some of the other stickers.  One of my favorite things about our My Stickease is the thickness of the sticker.  I've bought stickers before that I couldn't even peel them off the page, they were so thin!  Our My Stickesase is thick and easy to peel off the sheet, and easy to ink, cut apart, layer, and pop up using foam tape.  Give Stickease a try today!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Caboodle Rocks for Spring Layouts!!!



















Isn't this layout adorable?  And not just because they're my kids, but the colors are perfect for spring!  Which, by the way, I wish would get here sooner than later thank you VERY much Mr. Punxsutawney Phil!!

Caboodle has sorbet, crystal blue, buttercup, and sweet leaf with a background of vanilla cream.  Oh, it's so pretty!  I used the Posterboard alphabet set for the title, stamped on the polka dot B&T paper and cut it out-one of my favorite things to do.  I also used the Easter Egg SOTM from last spring, still a great one.  I inked around all the edges of the paper and glued it down, quick and easy!  And for those of you who know me, I completed this at a CROP!  LOL!  Usually at a crop I will make pages but not add photos until I get home, but this time I grabbed a Caboodle level 2 kit, found a stack of Easter photos, and got busy.  I am so proud of myself.

I have been busy creating, just not taking pictures.  But I will have march SOTM card swap cards posted Monday, as well as march NO RULES Scrapbooking Club photos posted, so be sure to check back.  Need a Caboodle kit right now?  No worries, click HERE to shop!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Valentines Day


This is my second post today, so be sure to scroll down and see Nate's Valentine.

This is Maggie's Valentine.  I used colonial white as a base, then used Romantic Backgrounds to stamp the script on the background.  So pretty!  Then I used a piece of hollyhock cardstock, the reverse of the tulip/hollyhock polka dots paper that I used with Nate's card, a Big Pinks paper flower in baby pink, and I sponged tulip ink onto a Tim Holtz grunge flower.  I almost never use "contraband" materials, but I didn't have a CTMH heart large enough so I had to make do with Tim.  The word comes from an old and I think retired stamp of the month set from 2008.  Really simple and really pretty!

Valentine's Day Cards

This is Nate's Valentine.  I can honestly say I've never made an excavator Valentine before!  I used the tulip/hollyhock polka dot paper from Jingle, ocean cardstock, crystal blue cardstock, and white daisy cardstock.  I stamped the excavator in ocean ink, then added pewter brads to the hinges of the arm and also in the base of the excavator.  The sentiment comes from the now retired February Word Puzzle set.  The excavator is from the set Playin' Hard C1387.  You can buy the materials for this card here.  Boy Valentines are fun to make!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Convention Swap Album

One of our most fabulous Close to My Heart events is quickly approaching...CONVENTION!!!  I love convention, so many ideas, friends, and free goodies!  One of the things I really liked about the 2008 Convention was our national team album swap.  My national team is called the Scattered Hearts, and a swap is when you make a whole bunch of your pages, exactly the same, and trade them with other people who have made a whole bunch of their pages, and once it's all done you've got a completed album.  It's cool, educational, and promotes our feeling of connectedness in our company.  I have no idea if other national teams do this as well, I would assume so, but I just don't know!  

Here's what I ended up with after the 2008 Convention in Orlando-this paper pack is retired now, Giggles and Grins, but it was perfect for Orlando:



Lots of red, black, yellow, and white.  I am signed up again for this year's convention album swap already-the paper we're using is You Rock-I am super excited about that!