Sunday, April 16, 2017

Blog Hop: Cardmaking WYW

Close to My Heart makes wonderful card kits that make creating special handmade greetings easy.  Welcome to our blog hop featuring the two kits still available in the Seasonal Expressions.

If you have arrived here from Krista's Blog, you are continuing the big circle of fabulous artwork.  From here, to continue, you will move on to Kathy's Blog

Now for more info on our kits.  Each kit comes with a stamp set, paper for two different card designs, card bases and the embellishments.  When you purchase a kit, you can access a downloadable guide that gives the cutting dimensions and assembly instructions.  Add you own inks, blocks and paper trimmer and you have a kit to go.

The kit I chose to feature is the Here for you Kit.  I love the sentiments and the sweet whimsical flowers.

After using the papers in the kit, you can use the stamp set to create similar cards with papers you choose. Here's what I came up with. 

I paired the whimsical flowers with the bold flowers of a paper packet coming your way for National Scrapbook Month in May!  Yes, this is a sneak peek of Live Beautifully! (Watch for more on that to come in future posts.)

The workshop your way kits in the Seasonal Expressions will be available while supplies last.  You can contact your consultant or visit my website and look under "kits".  

Now I hope you will continue on to visit Kathy's Blog and enjoy the rest of the artwork featuring these card kits.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Just a little imagination...

and creativity and you change a "baby" layout into senior celebration or even the beach! 

Yes, I am still playing with the Cut Above kits and today I am featuring the "Little One" kit. 

Remember, these kits are just $7.48 during the month of April.  

I just love the sea glass color scheme in this kit and found that it went perfectly with the colors in my younger daughter's senior photos. 
Stamping was added to change the title but I could have used the "Little One" as she is our youngest.  Not sure how she would feel about that. 
 I used the pocket pages that come with the kit for other photos.  And I dressed it up a bit with some Aqua Shimmer Trim. 

These kits will save you time, there is no cutting, work for multiple occasions, AND they make handmade easy.  Order yours today

Finally, here's one for the beach...still waiting to print the photos but you can imagine what your beach photos might look like on this layout. 

Happy Scrapbooking,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why is April a great month to become a consultant?

- Everyone who signs up in April will be a consultant receiving a minimum of a 22% discount at least until the end of September (the usual 6 months). Of course you will want to stay past that (and it's easy to do!), but that much is guaranteed.

- Anyone who signs up in April can order from FIVE different idea books in that time frame. There will be two annual catalogs and three seasonal mini-catalogs available from April to September (last month of Expressions 1, Expressions 2, Holiday Expressions, 2016-17 Annual Idea Book and 2017-18 Annual Idea Book!).

- New consultants get to start ordering from the new product in Expressions 2 at a discount in April vs. waiting until May and paying full price as a customer.

-New consultants get to start ordering Live Beautifully items NOW.

- Consultants who sign up in April get a FREE Cut Above kit of their choice.

- Consultants who sign up in April still have an opportunity to sign up for convention (registration closes April 30).

- Consultants who sign up in April get Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogs in their kit. This gives them an opportunity to get people excited about the May product release...BECAUSE, in May, when a hostess submits $350 in orders she gets a FREE Live Beautifully Cut Above kit. More FREEEEEEEEE stuff. Not to mention that at that level of sales there's one half priced item and $60 in FREE product. There's also $5 put in the New Consultant's SPC "bank account" when you reach $350 in sales (and it goes up to $25 at $400!). Did you know that Consultants can also be hostesses? SCORE!

-Consultants who sign up in April give themselves the BEST chance at a really strong start with many excited hostesses for gatherings in May because of the May specials! You have April to book up that calendar for May and insure GREAT sales, which equals a GREAT start and Straight to the Top Rewards. 

If you have ever thought about becoming a consultant, let's get together and chat.  I would love to have you join my team. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Scrapbook 15 minute solution

Is it really possible to create a scrapbook layout in 15 minutes?  Have you heard of Cut Above Layouts?

Cut Above layout kits make memory keeping easy, without sacrificing beauty.  Each kit comes with the materials to make a two page scrapbooking layout, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors and instructions.  They also include 12 coordinating pocket cards and two pocket-style Memory Protectors for adding even more photos. 

What could be better?  They are half price this month!  

Here I started with the Forever and Always Kit and created two layouts celebrating my daughter's senior year.  (Time to get those photos in the scrapbook since she is a junior in college now!)

You can see in the top photo, what CTMH created as a wedding layout, with just a couple of changes because I had larger photos, I was able to create the same layout of my daughter. 
 Since I had a few more photos that were also 5 x 7, I pulled paper from the Rustic Home Fundamentals, used the 4 x 6 pocket cards and some scraps of cardstock to finish off the event. 

I will admit, that it did take me more than 15 minutes...because I had to alter a bit but I was finished with the two layouts in under an hour. 

You can purchase these kits on my website or by contacting me.  During the month of April, they are $7.48.  That's LOTS of photos and memory keeping for a steal of a deal! 

If you would like to see more ideas for these kits, visit the Close to My Heart Blog here.  


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Blog Hop: April Stamp of the month Flock Together

Welcome to the April stamp of the month blog hop!  I hope you are enjoying the wonderful artwork created by the participating consultants.  If you have arrived here from Tracey's Blog, you are traveling right along.  After visiting here, you will be moving along to  Gina's Blog.

This set of sweet quail are a fun little flock of to create with.

 My first card was inspired by a card that I saw at a team meeting that was held last weekend.  I am not sure of the creator but I loved the inspiration! 

 This second card was inspired by a set of old grade school alphabet flash cards.  Remember those?  I thought this was a fun rendition and could be used for any occasion.  I have a good friend with a last name that starts with Q so this might just be for her! 

Remember, this set is only available during the month of April and just $5 with a qualifying purchase.  Visit your consultants website or if you do not have a consultant, you can shop on my website here.

You can see all the specials for the month of April here under promotions.   Remember you will now be traveling on to Gina's Blog to see her cute quail! 

I hope you are having a wonderful spring and enjoy some quail in your creative endeavors.