Thursday, July 31, 2014

August SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is "What A Hoot!", a set of 17 stamps. If you have come here from Morgan Vogt'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.

This month we have 67 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 created a 2 page scrapbook layout with my stamp set! I'm playing up the Owl because my son will be dressed as an owl for this Halloween, his first!

Fun Cricut Title!

Owl dressed as a bat with a "Owl'oween" party hat and jack-o-lantern trick or treat pale!

"What a Hoot" with spooky eyes, black enamel star embellishment, and journaling pen dashed line border.

Supplies Used: August SOTM "What a Hoot", Scaredy Cat Paper Pack, New Shin Han Markers, Black Enamel Stars from the Accessories, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Black Ink, Journaling Pen.

Now "Hop" on over to Peachy Lamb'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 August (2014) SOTM is only available until the 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5!

Thank you for Hopping!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ariana Scrapbook Workshop On The Go and Complements

I held an Ariana Scrapbook Workshop at my house yesterday! It was so much fun! We got 4 different 2 page layouts finished using the Ariana Workshop On The Go Kit. Here is what we worked on.

Layout #1 was scrap-lifted (with permission) from my friend Casandra Bennett! I changed it just a little to use the Ariana Complements. Casandra does amazing artwork! You must follow her blog. scrappinbliss, to see what she makes. She has won many blog challenges and artwork mentions out there in the blog-o-sphere. Thank you Casandra for inspiring me and letting me use your beautiful design in my class and for my daughters 6th birthday!

We used the Marquee Alphabet to create the "Celebrate" title! Tip: When stamping your letters don't forget you need THREE "E"s! :)

Layout #2 is pretty and blue! I used pattern #06 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.

Added some stamping with the sentiments from the kit's exclusive stamp set and a Dimensional Element journal piece. Oh, and some cute epoxy bubbles!

Layout #3 also uses Make It From Your Heart Volume 1, but is pattern #03. This was a fun one! I changed it a little by tilting the photo mats on the RH page.

I loved this stamp from the kit! I scattered some epoxy bubbles near it using the tip to think of triangles when placing sparkles.

Layout #4 is pattern #05 from MIFYH V1. A quick and easy pattern to work with! Just use your squares to measure spacing when placing on your base.

I made my camera lense look "glassy" using my liquid glass! Just make sure you let it dry overnight! I love how the black epoxy bubbles look against the dark Ariana Grey Cardstock!

What do you think of my Ariana layouts? What pages did you make with your papers?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Consultant Kits! Scrapbooker or Card Maker!

Have you considered becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant? Now is a great time to explore the opportunity and join the experience! Our NEW Consultant kits let you pick your focus. Scrapbooker or Card Maker! Plus you can sign up TODAY and have access to all the Consultant only information that customers have to wait to see until August 1st.

There is a place for Everyone at Close To My Heart. Where do you fit in? Read below!

Hobbyist: (Personal Use Consultant) You already love paper crafting and Close To My Heart products! You submit $300 or more in orders per quarter (that's $100 per month) and get  a 22% discount on all your purchases. Plus, you can be your own party hostess, so you can get free product with every order!

Club Leader Consultant: You have a group of friends that love paper crafting and Close to My Heart as much as you do. Hold a once a month club where 4 or more of your friends create one of CTMH’s Workshop on the Go. Scrapbooking, Card Making, or Home Decor. Get at least a 22% discount on your purchases.

Home Gathering Consultant: Work with customers to hold home gatherings and meet new people! Teach craft lovers to create FREE projects and introduce them to the product line. Book new parties at each event you have and keep momentum. Help hostesses earn FREE products. Work when YOU want to!

Business Growing Consultant: Do a combination of what works for you to meet new customers and recruit new Consultants for your team. Hold home gatherings, create clubs, collect online orders, weekend crops and workshops. Contribute to your family by making additional income. Hit the ground running! Own your own business! Get a 22 – 30% discount on all of your paper crafting supplies AND earn up to $75 in free product every month.

Digital Scrapbooking Consultant: You are a modern scrapbooker and love to use the computer to scrap online! The ease and quickness of creating with Studio J layouts works with your lifestyle. You can create digital scrapbook pages for Friends and Family and create custom logins for them to login and see/approve/order your work. Between you and your friends & family, you are creating about 10 layouts per month at a 22% discount. 

I'd love to have YOU join my team and experience the fun of being a Close To My Heart Consultant! Now let's take a look at the NEW sign up kits available for the first time TODAY! You will get to choose "Scrapbooker" or "Card Maker", that way you will recieve materials geared to the focus you want to start with!

What New Consultants Need to Know:
  • The cost for the New Consultant Starter Kit is $99, plus shipping and tax. (It includes over $365 in product!)
  • After your online registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a password to our "Online Office", the Consultant Website. Here you will find our Online Order System, the Training Academy, the Consultant Manual, our Bulletin Board and much more.
  • A week or so later, you will receive a box containing all your products and business supplies.
  • All consultants are given a FREE Shop Online website & a FREE customize-able monthly Newsletter!
  • You only have to maintain a minimum of $300 per calendar quarter to keep your full 22% discount. (Thats only $100 per month)
I can't wait to have you on my team! Sign up here to get your kit of products and let me show you how much fun you can have being a Consultant with Close to My Heart! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via Email!

Click here for the CTMH Consultant Online Application.