Monday, June 28, 2010

Something to think about...

I love reading other consultants' blogs for ideas, inspirations, and some insight as to how they run their businesses.  There are quite a few I go to every day for this little pleasure, and today over at Annette Green's blog,, she wrote about preparing for a CTMH Board Book workshop that she held.  I never thought to photograph what it looks like when I prepare for a workshop, and it is amazing!  Her work is very detailed and very artistic, much  more so than mine, but she had a very good point at the end of her post.  

Many times a consultant will spend quite a lot of time preparing for a workshop, from designing it to finding people to sign up for it, to advertising and ordering the supplies, to actually sorting the supplies and doing any cutting that may need to be done ahead of time.  Not to mention taking photographs and writing directions for the guests.  Not to mention hoping everyone shows up who said they would.  Not to mention cleaning up the room where the workshop is to be held, cooking dinner earlier than usual, getting the kids out from under her feet, and possibly preparing a snack for the attendees.  

I was extremely impressed to see Annette's preparation for her board book workshop-holy smokes!  And I love her ideas and am thinking about doing a similar workshop for my customers.  Just remember, it's better to tell your consultant "No, thanks, not this time" than to say maybe or even yes, but not show up.  We put a lot of our hearts in our Close to My Heart businesses, so that you have an evening to create something wonderful.  I am very lucky to have super fabulous customers who don't leave me hanging, but I do hear about it an awful lot.  Be sure to check out Annette's blog to see her work and her post about that board book-it is AMAZING!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crop-n-Chat class tomorrow!

So excited for this new class I am offering!  This is a great opportunity for you to get some scrapbooking or card making done!  Check out the featured layout above!  The kit is $29.95 and includes a full level 2 Cherry-O paper pack, an exclusive B-sized stamp set, a full embellishment pack in tulip, and a full color guide to follow to make four layouts, two layouts and 6 cards, or 12 cards.  Join us!

Monday, June 21, 2010


And today's is a FABULOUS deal!!  The box is filled with our wonderful products and valued at over $200....but the price of the box today is just $80!!!  What a savings!!!  Hurry and get yours asap!!!  Click HERE!

Friday, June 18, 2010

You know what to do by now!

Head on over to and snap up today's Goodie Box for ONLY $40!!!  Over $80 worth of products inside for more than half off!  Plus an extra special goodie from me for any orders of this goodie box!  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another GOODIE BOX!!!!

I love that CTMH is offering SO MANY Goodie Boxes this month!!  Today's Goodie Box is $100, and contains over $250 worth of products!!!  Goodie Boxes are while supplies last and they won't last long!!  Head over to my website and get yourself one-or go in with a friend and split the box between you!  

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paper Pack Sale!!!!

Isn't this paper pack gorgeous??  Would you like to get it for just $10??  Well, today's your lucky day!!  Head over to my website to order Emporium, shown above, or choose Perfect Day, Sarsaparilla, Abundance, or Majestic Blue, all available today only for $10 each!  One of those packs will win you an entire roll of White Daisy Grosgrain ribbon-so versatile!!  

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yippee!!!!!!!! It's GOODIE BOX day!!!

Another Goodie Box, this one valued at $120, on sale for just $60!!!  I just might splurge and get this one, because I received my $40 Goodie Box yesterday and loved it all!  In my $40 box I got loose sheets of cardstock (3 sheets of 5 different caolors), three different sets of embroidery floss, a Garden Green mini stamp pad, a Circle album, two stamp sets that I didn't have, flower shaped tags, and something else I can't remember.  That was a great goodie box!  I plan on using the flower shaped tags on my Splendor pages next month for club, and since one of my floss packets was all shades of green, I might stitch on those pages as well!  

So I just may have talked myself into buying today's goodie box!  LOL!  I hope you talk yourself into it as well-a friend of mine who is now a team member, bought herself a goodie box back in December and saved it for her husband to give her for Christmas!  She loved it, and HE loved it because it was so easy!  Even though she knew she was getting a CTMH box, she didn't know exactly what was in it.  What a great idea for YOU!  Buy yourself a box and make your loved ones wrap it up for you and present it to you-everyone's happy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

D-Sized Stamp sets for 35% off!

Today's Jackpot June deal of the day is D-Sized stamp sets!  These sets are regularly $22.95, but today can be snapped up for just $15.00 per set!  What a savings!!  head on over to my website to view the sets and decide whether they need to be part of your collection!

One of the stamp sets will trigger the Jackpot, earning you a FREE Ribbon Rounds Organizer, worth $14.95!!  Our organizers are very sturdy and very handy to have, especially if you are going to crops and like to take your embellishments with you.  

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lovin' Level 1 kits are today's Deal of the Day!

Some old favorites are on sale today on my website!  Level 1 kits of Sonata, School Zone, Laid Back, Abundance, and Best Friends Forever are only $7.00!  Because these are older Level 1 kits, they have FOUR sheets of My Stickease included, which is SOOOO awesome!  I love stamping, but I also LOVE LOVE LOVE our My Stickease stickers!  Coordinated and thick, easy to layer, pierce, ink, stamp on, etc., they are perfect for so many projects.  I am going to order each of these today, as these are older than when I signed up to be a consultant so I don't have them.  The School Zone in particular is going to come in handy, as I am planning to cover a True Fit Folio with it and place Maggie's kindergarten report cards and other best work samples inside it!  I will also put her kindergarten photo on the front and I was just thinking of School Zone paper the other day, wishing I had some to use.  My wish came true!!

And, since I am ordering all FIVE packs of Level 1 kits today, I will automatically win a pack of flower shaped Metal Rimmed Tags-perfect for journaling, card accents, embellishments, or whatever I feel like!  So excited!  AND, because I am a consultant, I will pay just $5.46 per Level 1 kit!  HOW AWESOME!!  Wanna get an automatic discount like me?  Simply join my CTMH team and start saving money too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops!!

That's right, it's another GOODIE BOX!!!!  This is amazing, this is the third Goodie Box so far and I think there are many more to come!  This one is valued at $120, but you can purchase one or more at just $60 a piece.  WHOO HOOO!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dimensional FUN is today's Jackpot Deal!!

Dimensional Elements are on sale right now on my website!  Each only $4.00, these fun shapes and letters add pizzaz and dimension to your pages and cards!  One of the sets will trigger the jackpot, earning you the super fun and versatile Make a Wish Stamp Set, a value of $13.95!  Be sure to get it by ordering ALL of the Dimensional Elements!  WHOO HOOO!

Also, I have just a couple openings left in my Miracle Albu
m Workshop!  You must rsvp by Thursday of this week 
to hold your spot for Friday's workshop!  Cost is $20.00 and includes the Miracle kit, a 6x6 accordion album, a full set of Sparkles, extra card stock, and color directions so you can recreate this cool project w
ith any paper pack!  Bring your own Miracle kit and save $5.00.

NEW CLASSES Starting this month!!!

Looking for a mini-crop atmosphere but still want some guidance?  Then my new Crop-n-Chat class is perfect for you!  This month,  we're completing FOUR pages of Cherry-O!  The basic kit is $29.95, and includes a full Level 2 Cherry-O paper pack, a full accessory pack, a brochure to follow, and an exclusive B-sized stamp set-a value of over $32.00!  On Monday, June 28th, at 7 pm,  we'll get together to create FOUR pages, two-double page spreads, using the Basic kit.  You can add other elements to your kit as well.  See below for a Shopping List of other items you may want to add.  I will help you through the cutting, then let you scrap and chat away, guiding you if needed.  You can also decide to make one-double page layout and 6 cards, also included in the brochure.  Or not make any layouts and make 12 cards instead.  The choice is YOURS!  Fun rewards for coming or buying the kit for 12 months:  a FREE 12 x 12 CTMH My Legacy Album (or $40 gift certificate); FREE Idea Books three times a year, FREE Petite Perks stamp sets with each Idea Book, and having the time for yourself and getting so many pages done!  If you choose to do the double layouts each month, then this time next summer you will have completed TWENTY-FOUR LAYOUTS!!!!!!!  That is amazing!  Instead of just buying scrapbooking supplies at the big box stores, buy your supplies from me, and I will give you TIME to create as well as the guidance you may need to complete projects!  Those box stores don't do that!!  Simply EMAIL ME to order your kit, and any add-ons you choose from the list below:

Cherry-O Crop-n-Chat Shopping List:
BASIC KIT:  Cherry-O $29.95 
Cherry-O Level 1 kit $9.95
Cherry-O Level 2 My Stickease $4.95
You're Sweet Stamp set $13.95
Tasty Treats Stamp Set $22.95
Opaques Cherry-O stickers $4.95
Chocolate Waxy Flax $3.95
Colonial White Designer Brads $3.95
Chocolate ink $5.25
Sweet Leaf Ink $5.25
Crystal Blue ink $5.25
Tulip ink $5.25

Lovin' Level 1 Kit Class!
Have you ever tried a CTMH Level 1 kit?  Well, join me on June 3oth and try it out!  For just $13.50, you can put together FOUR pages in very little time and discover how easy scrapbooking can really be.  Minimal cutting, no stamping or inking, just plain old SCRAPPIN"!  I love Level 1 kits and find that it makes it so easy to put together pages when I am short on time or simply want to make quick pages.  High quality, gorgeous designs make it simple to adapt to any of your photos.  These kits are so easy, you can even bring your photos and have time to attach them!  Usually we are so busy stamping and inking and doing techniques that we don't have time to attach pictures.  But at this class, you will have time to do just that!  On June 30th we'll be using the Splendor Level 1 kit for fun summery pages!  Perfect for beginners, those who need to "catch up", and advanced scrappers!!  RSVP NOW!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

9x9 Simply Snapshots pages are today's deal!!!

Today's deal is a fabulous 44% off our 9x9 Simply Snapshots pages:  You Rock, Sweet Pea, Boom Di Ada, Everlasting, and Floral Tapestry!  Usually $8.95, these packs are available today for just $5.00 each!  What do you do with these?  Well, they're awesome for vacation albums, because all you need to do is adhere your photos and add some journaling or some souvenirs from your trip, and the album is done.   I have been working on my Nova Scotia vacation using these pages, and boy does it make it easy to put a lot of photos in scrapbook format but not take forever.  

One of these packs will trigger the Jackpot, earning you a FREE pack of Color-Ready Alphabet stickers in the Hodgepodge font.  Another great deal!  Don't miss out on it and order all 5 packs of the Simply Snapshots and be SURE to get it!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jackpot June deals today!!

Visit my site  every day this month for amazing deals!!

Ok, today's Jackpot June items are: sassy strands (3 color collections to choose from), Color Ready alphabets Bold (super easy to coordinate your alpha stickers to your layouts), and a pack of the Fancy Cuts borders! One of these items will trigger the Jackpot, winning you a Kraft 3 x 3 album for free!!!

Sassy strands are perfect for accenting your layouts and cards.  Color coordinated to our color palette, they make it easy to add fibers to your projects!  Color families available today are:  Summer Carnival, Spring Blossom, and White Daisy.  Each pack is $3.00, and the White Daisy fibers are so easy to dye in whatever color you need-simply squirt some re-inker in a small container, like a craft jar, and put the Sassy Strand in.  Be sure to let it dry thoroughly before attaching to your project!

The Color Ready Alphabet is one of my favorite products-white matte letter stickers are made to accept color very easily!  Use a sponge dauber and your favorite ink to quickly apply color in the intensity you need.  I have found that I have better control when I remove the sticker from the carrier sheet and place it lightly on the plastic bag the stickers come in.  Then I sponge the color on and don't have to worry about being super careful!  An awesome deal for just $3.00!!

The Fancy Cuts Borders coordinate perfectly with the Dimensional Elements Borders pack.  All you need to do is pop out the Fancy Cuts borders and apply them with Bonding Memories glue to the matching Dimensional Element piece and voila!  It couldn't be any easier to cover those Dimensional Elements!  You get NINE colors in this pack!!  Blush, Hollyhock, Tulip, Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue, Sunflower, Smokey Plum, Olive, and Bamboo!  Whew!  For $3.00, you can't beat it!

One of these deals will trigger the JACKPOT!!  Today's Jackpot is the very versatile Kraft 3 x 3 mini album.  PERFECT for quick presents, teacher gifts, proud mommy/grandma albums, thank yous, graduation gifts, and more!  All you really need to do is cover the outside, with ink or with paper, and then the inside is super quick and easy to cover too.  The inside pages are sized perfectly for cropped photos of your precious subjects.  This album will be retired at the end of this year, so it's a perfect time to stock up!!!  All online orders placed on my website get a free gift from me at the end of the month!  It's worth it!  

Head over to my site now for 

Friday, June 4, 2010


Today's Jackpot June deal is another Goodie Box!!!  WHOO HOOO!  Last summer the Goodie Boxes were really spread out, and there were only 6 total (I bought them all except one!)  Here it is only June 4 and we're on our second Goodie Box!!!  WOW!!!  Don't tell anyone, but I might buy this one!  Only $40!  What on earth could be in there....paper, stamps, accessories.....ooohhhh!!!  Gotta have it!!!  Click HERE to buy yours!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today's special deals!!

Today there are FIVE paper packs on sale for $10 each:  Daydream, Emporium, Game On, Boom Di Ada, and Perfect Day.  One of these packs triggers the JACKPOT, a FREE My Creations Acrylic Mini Album (a $14.95 VALUE).  Order all five packs and be sure to win the album!  Below are some samples of the paper packs and the mini album in case you are not sure what they look like.

Also, here is a mini album using Emporium!!

Daydream Layout
Emporium Layout (this is truly one of my most favorite packs of paper-it can go with anything!)
Perfect Day Layout
Boom Di Ada card

I didn't have a photo of a layout done with Game On, but it's perfect for sports, outdoors, trucks and cars, boys, men, or use the star B&T for graduations or other celebrations!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Today, June 2, is a GOODIE BOX DAY!!!

Get your goodie box TODAY for just $80!  What's inside??  Who knows, but the value of the box is over $200!!!  Whooo hoooo!!