Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hooray For You

This card was made for my neighbor's son who is graduating from high school in June (WOW does that make me OLD!).  I know it's only April, but since I have a 6 month old baby, you never know when you are going to have some "free" time to yourself to get your projects done! LOL (not that I am complaining!!!) 

Card Recipe:  The graduate image is made from the NEW Paper Dolls Teen Scene cricut cartridge and cut at 7".  This cartridge is SOOO nice because the images layer in such a way that seem to make the teens somewhat "dimensional".  They are also very "trendy" images and quite easy to put together!  (NO tiny cuts!)  For the base of the card I used a Close To My Heart Die-Cut card in Colonial White which comes in a pack of 10   pre-cut 3 1/2" x 8" cards.  These die-cut cards are very cool because they stand up like an easel, which you will be able to see in the side-view picture below...The sentiment is from a CTMH acrylic stamp set called "4 My Friend"...and last but not least I finished the card off by using a white gel pen to stitch around the outside of the textured green layer of paper which came from my "scraps".

If you are looking for a graduation card, this one goes together rather quickly and if need be there is also a sexy little female graduate available on this cartridge too! LOL :)

Monday, March 26, 2012


Saturday night I ordered one of this month's Hello Thursday cricut cartridge releases called Paper Dolls Teen Scene from Terri at Stamps Alive and lo and behold when I got home from work today it was already in my mailbox!!!  The turnaround time for the delivery of this cartridge is unbelievable and I'm so excited to actually have it in my hands!!! This cartridge is going to be SOOO much fun...can't wait to use it! :)  Thanks Terri!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Where've I been???

In the past few days, I am happy to say I have been VERY, VERY productive! :)  I have started my spring cleaning, earned my Master's Degree in CTMH and started working towards my CTMH Ph.D, and began making a scrapbook layout from the CTMH STELLA Workshop on the Go (which BTW I am absolutely loving)!!!  I am hoping to have it posted for you all to see this week, but as I said before I am a newbie to the World of Blogging so it may take me a minute (or so) to figure this out, but don't worry...I will! :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Officially IN BUSINESS!

I just got my CTMH consultant kit yesterday and I'm so excited about it!  I also got the Art Philosophy Collection FREE for signing up this month and I am absolutely in LOVE with it! :) 

For those of you who don't know, Close To My Heart is running a *FANTASTIC* promotion
for those who sign on as consultant in the month of March! 
And for those of you who are interested, read below:
Sign up to be a consultant with Close to my Heart and get,
not only the amazing start up kit, but your choice of either the
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection or $100.00 in FREE product
(if you already have the AP Collection) for just $99.00!!!
What is the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection? So glad you asked. ;)  It is pictured below. You get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, which in my opinion, is the the most versatile cartridge that has ever come out.  In addition to the cartridge, you get 3 full sized coordinating stamp sets that include cut sizes on the stamps to get the perfect cut for you to use with you Close to my Heart Stamp Images. You also get 3 large sheets of amazing chip board shapes that match the cuts on the cartridge. They are ready to perfectly work with your stamps and inks. This is a $124.00 value.  CTMH's normal price is $99.99 for this collection alone. You get yours FREE!!!

So what do I get in my Kit?  Everything is pictured below. You get business supplies and tons of the best CTMH products to get started with! The collection included in this is gorgeous and so versatile! You get inks, tons of stamps, acrylic blocks, embellishments, the famous stamp double scrubber, cards, envelopes, paper samples, idea books, cleaners, adhesives, liquid glass, etc. etc. etc... That's a $288.00 value and it's all yours for only $99.00... plus you get the Art Philosophy Collection FREE!!! That's almost $400.00 worth of amazing stuff for $99.00!!! Oh and did I mention that not only does the Art Philosophy cartridge include shapes that were created exclusively to go with CTMH stamp sets, but there will be more stamp collections in the future that coordinate with it as well! Basically, this means you don't need any more cartridges, dies, or punches to go along with your favorite stamps!  You just cut the shapes with your Cricut and stamp away! AMAZING!

Is there more?  Below are some add ons available exclusively when you sign up as a consultant.  Each of these include a Workshop on the Go, extra inks, extra stamps, extra acrylic blocks, and extra embellishments... Both are worth $94-$95, but you can add them to your kit for only $40.00 each. These are completely optional, but both include amazing stamp sets that you are going to want because they coordinate with your new Art Philosophy Cartridge Too!!!  After you complete your order form, you will have the option to add either one or both of these to your starter kit.
If you add both, you are looking at over $600.00 worth of amazing stuff for $179.00! Wow!!!
Again, this is optional.

One last thing that is also available as an add on is a 3 month Studio J Membership. If you are into digital scrapbooking, this is a great package. It's a $63.00 value for only $40.00, exclusive to "New" consultants. Just wanted to make sure you are aware of all of the extra savings values.

So... What makes this offer so sweet? There is NO PRESSURE! You can sign up today, enjoy all of these goodies, and learn everything you would ever want to know about Close to my Heart. You will not only get these amazing values, but you will also have full online access to the behind the scenes information that Close to my Heart has to offer. There is an entire online training academy for every consultant. You get to learn everything you need to know about making this a successful business opportunity, how to use the products, techniques you have never seen before, technology you didn't know existed, and access to a full network of consultants who have all been doing this for years.
You also begin with a 22% discount on all of your purchases
and when you sell products, you will receive a 22% commission
on all of your sales. These percentages will increase as your sales increase.
How much am I going to have to pay if I don't do this as a business? Answer...NOTHING! There are no hidden fees, no hidden pains, and no hidden hardships. If you want to continue with it as a business and maintain your consultant status, you need to have at least $300.00 in sales per QUARTER. That's it!  Of course, you are encouraged to do more than that, but that's all it takes to keep continue your status you and receive your commission/discount.
What happens to me if I don't sell $300.00 per quarter?  Then you become a Jr. Consultant. The commission is smaller and you don't have as much access to everything online, however, you will not have to pay any fees or anything like that.  
How do I keep things going? Well, that's the easy part. Use up your beautiful and amazing products and show them off! Get together with the girls and make some things. You know everyone is gonna want what YOU are using and YOU can provide that for them!  As you get stronger with your crafting, you get stronger in your business. It's that simple.
How do I keep up to date and know what to try next?
Well, that's easy too! 
You will have my total support as well as the support of CTMH at every
 turn providing you the latest techniques, ideas, and products.  The
biggest thing is that as you just continue to create and as you develop
your skills, others are going to notice and ask you about it. 
You will be the one that everyone else wants to learn from. 
When you sign up, you will receive an email letting you know that your shipment is being processed. Once you receive that email, you will immediately be able to go online and get into the consultant website. While there, you can go in and set up your own MY CTMH website.   Simply click on My CTMH in the training page and set it up.  There is a $5.95 per month fee if you want your own website, but as soon as that is setup, you will have a link for others to take advantage of this amazing offer and sign up with you! It's really that easy!!! Besides that, you have the ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH to advertise this to friends and family and get them started as well! How cool is that?
Just e-mail me at
I would be so glad to answer any and all questions you have.  
In the future, watch for lots and lots of fun projects using CTMH products that I am going to share with you!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I am SO excited to announce that only four days after signing up to be a Close To My Heart consultant I earned my CTMH Bachelor's Degree!!! :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WELCOME to my NEW blog!

I have wanted to start my own blog for about the past two years and now it has finally happened...thanks to some help from a new friend! :) Please bare with me as I journey into the world of blogging! I am looking forward to sharing some of the things I love to do most...creating scrapbook layouts and making cards...and hopefully somewhere along the way I will even give you some inspiration! I'm so glad you've stopped by and hope you will check back in with me soon!