Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: You've got a friend

 Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is You've Got A Friend.  If you have come here from Jean McNulty's Blog,

you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here Adeline's blog.

This month we have 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I love pinterest and I found this layout on pinterest and turned it upside down to use for my daughter's 15th birthday.  (There was not watermark or link back to the site so please email me if this was your work so I can give you credit!)  Since it was just two weeks ago, the photos are on their way.  I can't wait to add them!  

But the story is that she spent her birthday helping me work with my dad, taking him to doctor's appointments and to the pharmacy.  It was a full day event that did end with dinner at a Mexican restaurant and Happy Birthday sung in Spanish and a not very good free dessert.  But, she did it with a smile...all day long.  Love that girl!  She was the best!

You are also getting a peek at the Nat'l Scrapbooking Month paper packet called Free to Be Me, also available in May for $5 with a $50 purchase!  You will be seeing more artwork using this paper packet in a few days.  Stay tuned! 

Now "Hop" on over to Keely's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Last Day for the Cricut Cartridge Special!

Spring is here!  Put those winter memories into your scrapbooks!  Let a few frosty images from the 2 winter-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge fall into place on your layouts to give them a little sparkle! Now is the time to pull out your photos of sledding sensations and tasty creations and match them with heaps of shapes, titles, borders, and overlays on your wintry projects. Watch the video to gather your own ideas for projects that will melt the heart.

And, today is the final day to add a Cricut Cartridge of your choice to the new consultant kit.  Can you beat this deal:  $400 of product for $99?  Ask me how to help you get started with a successful business or hobby with CTMH.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Celebrate your friendships with Artbooking!

Here’s a friendly suggestion: try the friendship-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, found on pages 78 and 79 of your booklet. Your layouts will shout in celebration of your cherished relationships! With your own ingenuity, you can use these cuts over and over again in creative ways so no two layouts look alike. For more friendly inspiration on how to use these keys, watch the video!

 April 30th is the last day to get a free Cricut Cartridge with you Close to My Heart consultant kit.  $400 worth of product for $99!  Ask me how to get yours today!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Costa Rica: Skylark Classic scrapbook page with Picture My Life

I received this beautiful layout in a swap with some of the Costa Rica earners.  These women are talented!  I love how this layout uses both the paper packet and the Skylark Picture My Life set.   The individual cards are great as journaling blocks and photo mats.  The designs coordinate perfectly and the rounded corners add a simple interest to the page.

Created by Kelly Hammonds

Here is my Picture My Life page using the Skylark Picture My Life kit. 

Have you seen the picture my life kits?  You can see the 8 different kits here

Picture My Life is a great way to catch up OR start your scrapbooking.  Do you have a graduating senior?  How about a new baby?  These kits make scrapbooking FAST.  Print your photos, put them in the page protector pockets, interspersed with the cards, add some journaling and you have a page.

If you are local, join me on May 31st for the Picture My Life:  Just add photos class.  The cost is $99 and you will receive the following:

2 Picture My Life kits of your choice ($24.95 each)
Each kit includes 122 double sided cards per kit Two 12x12 pre made album pages
20 Assorted page protectors (40 pages total which can hold 640 photos and cards)
1- 12" x 12" My Legacy D ring album (34.95)
2- Additional Packs of Memory Protectors, styles of your choice ($19.90 value)
1- May Stamp of the Month- "You've Got A Friend "  ($17.95 value) or Journaling Pen ($3.25 value)

Bring a Friend I don't know and get a package of Flip Flaps Free!

Cost: $99  ($108 value) = savings of $9
 (Shipping and tax = 10.26)

Place your order by May 15th to arrive in time for the class and receive the free product. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Have you scrapbooked your holiday photos yet?

Pull out your Cricut® Artbooking cartridge for some holiday hullabaloo on your Christmas layouts! Its themed borders, overlays, photo mats, and more hold plenty of cheery possibilities to brighten your albums. Trim your trims, ornament your ornaments, and have a holly jolly time making Christmas layouts that last—all with just two keys!   See pages 74 & 75!

Is this Cricut cartridge on your wish list?  April is a great month to make a new start and discover the joy of Close to My Heart!  Ask me how you can get $400 in product, for $99, including a Cricut cartridge of your choice. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fun with Artbooking

You may have seen the pocket album that my secret sister made for me in Costa Rica.  If not, you can see it here.  This is the album that I created for my secret sister.  I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge to create the background overlay.  Then the new embossing folder for the polka dot green background.  By running ink over the raised texture, some of the dots became darker and then I added a few aquadots, I added a little more color.  The pocket albums are such a fun way to keep your memories of a special event. 

Remember, this month, when you purchase the starter kit, you can add a Cricut cartridge bundle for free.  Which cartridge would you choose?  If you need more information about becoming part of the Evergreen Memories Team and Consultant club, contact me

YOu can see the features of the different cartridges in the links below.
Art Philosophy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday to My-Rissa!

The fun-loving, outgoing, energetic girl is having her golden birthday today!  I am so grateful for her addition to our family!  (Even though I can't keep up sometimes!)  Happy Birthday girl!  And I liver you!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make Artiste your party planning friend.

This year I held my second tea party for my customers and I was able to use the Artiste Cricut Cartridge to create these "tea bag" invitations.  The cartridge has several unique card that can be used for your party.  Having a movie night?  What about a ticket invite?  Is the birthday a space theme?  What about a planet with rings for a invite?  There are so many options and many that can be used for a variety of themes.  Check out the handbook of images here

And remember, through April, you can choose to add a free Cricut Cartridge to your starter kit.  Will you choose Artiste?

View the Art Philosophy Cartridge hand book here and the Artbooking Cartridge handbook here

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ivy Lane Card Workshop

First, I have to say thanks to Brenda Rose for this workshop idea.  If you are not a follower of her blog, take a look.  She does beautiful work!

You can create beautiful cards and a stationery box at the workshop on April 25th 7 p.m.  Rowley Residence.  RSVP by April 15th (your taxes will be done). 

Workshop fee:  $20

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cricut Cartridges Collaborate for the greatest artwork!

While each Cricut® collection from Close To My Heart is a treasure trove all its own, together they offer an unmatchable selection of borders, overlays, photo mats, and much, much more! The thousands of both classic and trendy die-cuts found within this terrific trio will ensure that the projects you make are always uniquely your own. Mix ‘em, match ‘em, and love ‘em!

Which cartridge will you pick for your special box of paper crafting supplies in April!  Ask me how you can get them all for a huge discount!  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's Hip and it's for Mother's Day

Close to My Heart has created one of the easiest mini albums.  Just add photos, a little personal touch with scraps, and your sentiments to mom for a picture perfect tribute. 

The Hip Pic Album is mini album fits 4x6 photos.  You can decorate the cover to suit your mom and then add photos inside as shown in the video.  So easy. 

Here's the cover of an album that I created. 

Then take a look at the album in the video for some tips and tricks to put your album together. 

Contact me to order your album, pull out your scraps, print those photos and you are ready to salute mom!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Celebrate with Artbooking

The Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has shapes you’ll love for your patriotic layouts and cards—and for all celebratory layouts and cards after that! The keys featured are on page 64 & 65.  In this video you’ll find great ideas for using the freedom-themed keys to make sparkling titles, photo mats, overlays, and accents for more than just patriotic themes. See the featured ideas and start putting more bang into your projects!

For just $99 you can get this cartridge and $300 worth of paper crafting supplies!  This offer is only availalbe in April.  Ask me how!  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Calendar of Events

April Stamp of the Month: 
 Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps.  I love this set and you will surely see it in my workshops this month.  Available for $17.95 or $5 with a qualifying purchase.  This set coordinates with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. 

Designed by Tracie Cassidy

You can see more artwork using this set by visiting the consultant blog hop starting here

April 22nd, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.  Card making in Sultan
Join us to create 3 cards for $5 or free with a $35 purchase.  We meet at the Sultan Senior Center and I am available to carpool with those who would like to join us from Bothell.  We will be making some cute cards with a variety and definitely using the Balloon Talk stamp set! Please RSVP by Monday the 21st so I have enough supplies for everyone!

April 25th, Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  School Day Crop
Do you have projects in the works and need time to finish them or maybe a little inspiration from the group?  Join us during this time, bring you lunch and "get 'r done!!  Please RSVP by Wednesday April 23rd. 

April 25th, Friday 7 p.m.  Ivy Lane Cards and Stationery Box
Join us for Friday night fun and create this beautiful set of cards and a box to coordinate.  The workshop cost is $20 which includes supplies to create 5 cards and the box as well as extra supplies to create more projects at home!  RSVP by April 15th! 

April 26th, Saturday 10:30 a.m. Jewelry Buffet

Create a personalized pendant necklace in just minutes or a fob for your key chain.  These beautiful pieces of jewelry make great gifts for Mother’s Day, bridal shower, birthday, and teacher appreciation.  You can even add a photo!  This Base & Bling line allows individuals of ALL ages to create awesome necklaces with awesome product at a very affordable price! 

DATE:   **You must R.S.V.P.  by April 18th
TIME:  10:30 a.m.
PLACE: Rowley Residence, Bothell
COST:  $12.00 (add a second pendant for $3.00 more)

 April 28th, Monday 10:00 a.m.  Skylark Scrapbooking workshop

Meet with a group of moms in the Snohomish area and create 6 double page layouts with the beautiful Skylark paper kit.  Purchase your kit by contacting me by April 18th or via my website.  I can carpool with those in the Bothell area! 

Purchase the following for your kit:
x7177B  Skylark Paper Packet
X7177C Skylark Complements

Optional Coordinating Embellishments
Z1918  Teal Shimmer Trim
Z3000 Skylark Assortment

April Is Your Month for a Free Cartridge! 
Use your artistic and business abilities in the greatest business venture of your life by joining Close To My Heart! When you sign up as an Independent Consultant during the month of April, you’ll not only start out on your artistic journey, but you’ll also be given the right artistic tools to help you on your way: you’ll receive a FREE Close To My Heart Cricut® collection* with your New Consultant Kit! Each collection is extremely “art-full” and makes for hours of artistic scrapbooking. Join Close To My Heart and start your journey today!

Coming in May

May 30th, Friday 7 p.m.  Embossing Class
Learn how to create different texture affects with embossing folders while creating 5 cards. 

May 31st, Saturday 10 a.m.  

A 3-6 hour workshop in which you will complete as many pages as possible using our new Picture My Life scrapbooking program along with your 100-200 4x6 photos. This program is a "Pocket Style" approach to memory making that will help you to get your pictures in a beautiful album faster, simple and easier than before.  If you can’t stay the full 6 hours, that is fine…the longer you stay, the more photos you will have scrapbooked!

Cost: $99  ($108 value) = savings of $9
 (Place your order by May 15th  Shipping and tax = 10.26)
Product You will Receive:
  • 2 Picture My Life kits of your choice ($24.95 each) Options below.
  • Each kit includes 122 double sided cards per kit Two 12x12 pre made album pages
  • 20 Assorted page protectors (40 pages total which can hold 640 photos and cards)
  • 1- 12" x 12" My Legacy D ring album (34.95) View Albums on my website,
  • 2- Additional Packs of Memory Protectors, styles of your choice ($19.90 value)
  • 1- May Stamp of the Month- "You've Got A Friend "  ($17.95 value) and/or Nat’l Scrapbook Kit (Value $29.95)

Bring a Friend I don't know and get a package of Flip Flaps Free!
RSVP and place order my May 15th