Sunday, May 29, 2011

CTMH Training is fabulous! I just finished my Ph.D.



You probably didn't even know I was taking courses to get a Ph.D.  CTMH has an online Training Academy that offers over 60 brief, information packed courses in business, creative information, personal development and leadership.  As a consutlant you can earn your Bachelors, Masters and then Ph.D. helping you to develop your skills and to meet your goals.   

Some of the courses I have found useful to meet my goals include:

Savvy Phone Skills:  overcome your fear of the phone and make great calls

Making workshops work for you:  use the Gatherings & Workshops on the Go program for your events

Offering your customers more:  meeting your customers' needs

Effective Unit Meetings:  a vital part of your team's training

Cardmaking 301:  advanced personalization techniques for cards

The training academy offers many benefits to the CTMH independent consultant.  All consutlants have access to the same great training, whether they are new or seasoned, there is something new to learn.  The information gained by a consultant can be used to support the success of the team and customers. 

If you have thought about becoming a consultant, it is not too late to take advantage of the $65 kit offer and begin your training to achieving your goals.  New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May receive one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit plus 50% off their New Consultant Kit! It's an incredible value

that ends on May 31st. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Focus on the Photos

Studio J online scrapbooking offers many options to enhance your photos while you are sharing the story of the ones you love.  Take a look at these two videos, the first explains many of the photo placement features on the layout pattern and some techniques you can use to your photos to their maximum potential.  The second video shows the features of the photo editing tool in Studio J.  Fix the red eye, whiten the teeth, or brighten the color.  Watch how it is done. 


Finally, if you want to try Studio J for yourself with no obligation, you can check it our for free here


Would you like to purchase or layouts for half price, get free shipping and have access to member only template and kits?  Visit my website here to purchase a 3 month ($30) or 1 year ($99) membership.  You can also purchase a 5 pack for $55. 


What if you could get all the benefits of a 1 year membership PLUS a 22% discount on all your layouts, plus two additional bundles of CTMH products and the You & Me Kit, all for the low price of $64.50?  This is less than purchasing a one year membership by itself.  You can purchase the new consultant kit here, a $300 value for $64.50.  This offer is part of the National Scrapbooking month special and you will want to hurry as it is only available until May 31st.   


And now for the videos.  Do you need some popcorn? 



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lucky Layout

This weekend at the retreat, I had the opportunity to play with the Lucky paper packet.  I made this fun layout of my nephew Gabe and his wheels.  The wooden buttons and hemp are great embellishments that coordinate well with the patterns and textures of the paper.   

 
Lucky Scrapbook Workshop
 
Saturday June 4th 7 p.m.
Open crop 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Workshop starts at 7:00
 
Workshop supplies (order by May 25th):
  • The products I used are from the Lucky WOTG ($29.95):  
  • Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
  • My Acrylix® Lucky Workshop ($13.95)
  • Wooden Designer Buttons ($5.95)
  • Natural Hemp ($2.25)
  • Workshop Guide ($1.00)

 
Not interested in the workshop on the go? Order from the following alternatives:
  • Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
  • Lucky Level 2 Stickease ($4.95)
  • Natural Hemp ($2.25)
  • Wooden Designer Buttons ($5.95)

 Want to make a single layout? RSVP by June 2nd and I will have a kit made for you. Kit price is $5.
 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Home from a great retreat and Studio J Spotlight

In January, I hosted a team challenge and one of the rewards was a mini retreat at our cabin for those who earned 1000 points.  Well, three of the girls really dove in and met that challenge.  I was so proud of them and this weekend I got to treat them to a great time together scrapbooking, stamping, laughing, and just enjoying being away.  More photos to come when I can get them off my camera...having trouble with that this morning. 


While you are waiting for more photos, I wanted to let you know that Creating Keepsakes has featured Studio J on their blog as the Weekly Warm Up.  Take a look at it here and if you haven't tried it, you can get started for free!  If you would like to know more, I would love to get together with you and your friends and show you how easy it is to get some scrapbooking done, fast, simple, and easy! 

Have a great week. 
Michele

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miracle and the girl

Here are my "girl" pages using the Miracle paper packet.  The paper matches the room makeover and my daughter's favorite shirt perfectly.


Used the same products as the "Boy Layout" here. Plus the Z1372 Green Button Assortment.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I am so Lucky!

I have been working with this paper kit for my June workshops and it is so great!  I love the outdoor colors with the pop of sunset to add a bright element!  I will be posting my finished layouts soon but to get a taste of  the Lucky paper packet and a few tips about Studio J, take a look at this video.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Boy Page

If you know me, you know I have two girls and funny thing is, many of my customers have all boys, some of them have three...so I am often challenged to come up with something more masculine...  Well, the Miracle kit was perfect for this challenge and I had some great photos of a friends little boy who came to our cabin with us last summer. 



Products used:
X7133B 12" X 12" Miracle Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1377 Kraft Color-Ready Borders
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day and National Scrapbook Month

The sun it out here in Seattle and I am about ready to go mow the lawn.  But before I do, here's a little video of the scrapbook kit for National Scrapbook Month, You & Me.  Take a look at this post for the kit details.