Sunday, September 30, 2012

New CTMH Organizers!

Some of my favorite products released at Convention this summer was our awesome new organizers!  They are now available and perfect for organizing your scrapbooking supplies!  Watch this video to see how they look close-up and to see how they can be used.

These new organizers are very cost-effective and perfect for your scrapbooking area!  Contact me to place an order or you may do so on my website by clicking HERE.

Love to organize,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pun Fun

Pun Fun is the title of one of my favorite new stamp sets.  In looking through the new Idea Book, this stamp set immediately gained my attention and I was thrilled to see that it had been included as one of our freebies in our Convention packet!  Gotta love freebies!

Check it out!  Isn't it adorable?  I love the "spin" on these sayings and the simple but cute icons to go along with them.  I have shared a card created using this stamp set (another one of our make 'n takes from Convention) and am looking forward to creating some more.

The Artiste Cricut cartridge was used to create the clouds.  One our newest colors, Slate, was used to apply ink around the edges of the clouds to cause them to pop off the card.  Of course, our 3-D Foam Tape helped accomplish that task nicely.  (I love the dimension that the 3-D Foam Tape creates.)

Wonder where that silver "bling" is from?!  It's our new and gorgeous Silver Shimmer Trim ribbon!  Are you asking yourself, "How did she create those pleats?  What adhesive did she use?"  Well, guess what my answer is?!  "I did not use ANY adhesive!"  This new shimmer trim is adhesive-backed!  Yes, you read that right!  All you have to do is pull back the adhesive and it sticks to your desired surface.  How awesome is that?!

I have provided a photo here, so you can see how I created the pleat in this trim which was super easy to do.  I recently discovered that it's just one of my favorite, new products!  You'll have to get you some!  Wouldn't it be gorgeous on Christmas cards?!

Let me know if you would like put your own spin on the Pun Fun stamp set.  I would love to see what you create with this stamp set.

Need to order it?  I am happy to help you with that.  You may either email me or place your order through my website.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Feeling inspired,

Sunday, September 23, 2012

You Bring a Smile to my Face

One of the most precious things God granted us is the ability to smile. Smiling about something sure does make me feel good but I get the most joy out of seeing someone else smile.  I am thankful that Close To My Heart and my love for papercrafting grant me the opportunity to put a smile on people's faces.

I had fun making this card using a CUTE stamp set, perfectly made for Convention 2012.  As a Consultant, we get some fun perks when we attend Convention and an exclusive stamp set is just one of those perks.  My favorite saying on that stamp set is, "Scrapbooking's Bigger in Texas".  TOO CUTE!  In fact, this is one of the cards we were given the opportunity to complete as one of our make 'n takes.

This card highlights a few of our NEW exclusive products.  The B&T paper used is from the La Bella Vie paper packet.  I also used the Harvest Baker's Twine Assortment and the gorgeous resin flowers from the Autumn Lane Assortment.  Both of those products compliment this paper packet nicely.

And no card is ever complete without a little bling.  The new Black & Grey Sparkle Assortment was incorporated.  Using our new Artiste Cricut cartrdige, a scallop focal point was created for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.  I look forward to sharing more cards with you this week.

Back in the creative flow,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Proof I've Been Busy!

I chuckled at myself on Saturday when a sudden thought came to me.  "Wow!  I have not even been to the Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby in town, yet!"

The dollar stores usually receive priority on my list when we move to a new town.  And while I have had my eye on the Dollar Tree, I have yet to make it there in almost two months!  When the only craft store in town is Hobby Lobby and I have not visited know something is of concern!

I have been working non-stop since arriving in Clovis with productive and good, but long days.  In the evenings I take the time to wind down and prepare for the next day.  We live about 20 miles outside of town so we have found ourselves enjoying the weekends by staying at home and getting some rest and relaxation in - not to mention watching football!

One of my goals for next weekend is to work on one of NEW, 3-D, home decor items called the "Scroll Album".  It is perfect for setting on a mantle as you see here or great for any other place in your home or office.  The colors in the NEW Clementine paper packet make this especially suitable for this time of the year.

Click here for an enlarged view.

If you would like further details on this or any other new products in our Autumn/Winter Idea Book, please contact me.  The best resource is an Idea Book of your very own and I can help you with that!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It

I could name many reasons why we are clearly the best but I'm going to allow the video to speak for itself.  The versatility of our stamps, some which are highlighted on this video, allow us to stand out above the others.

Grab a bag of popcorn - I would provide it if I were in close proximity - and your favorite beverage and see what possibilities await you when using Close To My Heart stamps and other fabulous products.

If you have any questions regarding any of the information provided in this video, please let me know.  I am happy to service your stamping needs.

Using only the best,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy National Stamping Month!

Whew!  You know those long weekends that you are more than eager to welcome?  Well, this Labor Day weekend was just that!  I needed the weekend to get some much needed rest after running fast and furious since arriving in Clovis, NM over a month ago.

I had great intentions of getting my feet planted and resuming life as "normal"...  Normal?  What is normal?!  My hubby and I have been blessed since starting the new chapter of our life in northeast New Mexico.  We have both commenced our new jobs as Principal and Athletic Director/Head Football Coach.  All has gone well but that has meant for some long days and late nights.

There is no better time for me to get back in motion especially with this fabulous September Constant Campaign in honor of National Stamping Month!  This month we have a Double-D stamp set available for just $5 with a qualifying purchase.

Here is an enlarged photo of the stamp sets.  Cute, right?!
You can get the Exclusive My Acrylix It's Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products through September 30, 2012.

You'll love this double set - two D-size sets in one envelope - which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life.  With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase.  Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new It's Your Day double stamp set!

View this video to see some fabulous artwork made using this stamp set!

If you are interested in purchasing this exclusive stamp set you may do so by contacting me - (575)693-7087 or - or by placing your order through my website.  If you purchase through my website, be sure to check out the While Supplies Last section where you can find highly discounted product.  Click here if you would like to view the available specials.