Sunday, August 5, 2012


The layout and cards today are from the Pemberly paperpack from CTMH. This pack was featured in last season's book, but carried over to the new one. This was one of the first sets I ordered, because I loved the blues and the print on the patterned papers. I felt like this was such a versatile pack!

I made 4 cards using the same pattern on all of them. I love doing the same style card with different sentiments. I think it makes a great little on the go gift if you need something quick! Just put them together with some envelopes, tie a bow around and done.


These were all made with Pemberly patterned paper, white cardstock, some CTMH blue buttons, and white twine. Ink and stamps were also CTMH. 

Now for the layout. I haven't added my pictures to this one yet, as I'm not sure which ones I will use. Banners are still very on trend for layouts and cards. And I love them. I've used a few on the sides to give it a small something extra in places where it just looked  to plain.  For the upper left corner, the white butterflies came from CTMH. I just stamped a little image on each one to make them different in the same colors that I used in my layouts to make them flow.  



Friday, August 3, 2012

Superheros to the Rescue

In the last book, CTMH had a Superheros paper pack that I absolutely loved!  I have a little 5 month old grandson, and I knew the papers would be perfect for some of his pictures. I can't wait to show you how they turned out.

I dressed Tripp up like Clark Kent, look at his onesie with a tie on it and his glasses. I think the pics really make the

Super Heros 2


The design of the layout is not my own. Once I saw them posted in a group I  am on, they really caught my eye and I thought there were perfect for the pictures. It was originally done by Kim Ferguson Donahoo's Roxie layout, with a few adjustments I used Superheros paper. 

I'm sorry to say we can't purchase the paperpack anymore, July 31st was the last day.  I do have lots of current things to share with you coming soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cute Way to Package!

I love to make 3x3 cards. They are great to slip into little bags when people order stuff from me. I think they add the perfect touch to say thanks and also show off some ideas on how to use our products.

A lot of my friends are in home based businesses. I know someone that sells just about anything from Miche purses, Thirty One, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelery, you know it, I have a gal :) We all trade parties to get our groups started again if we fizzle out or to just have a fun girls night out.

The perfect little hostess gift for me to give to each of these, are little "Thanks for your business" notecards so they too can thank their customers in a sweet little note.  This set is one I made for one of those friends.

I started out making a small box large enough to hold 6 3x3 notecards and matching envelopes. The instructions were pretty simple after a little fiddling around a bit with the edges. You have to remember to cut some of the slits, which weren't listed in the directions I followed, but quickly figured out.

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All of these were created using CTMH products. Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Today's the day!

If you've ever thought about becoming a Close to my Heart consultant, today is the day to join!

Isn't this bag beautiful??  Would you like one?  It is absolutely FREE when you join CTMH in August!

When you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant in August, you will receive this Damask Tote bag for FREE! (retail value of $50), While Supplies Last! - available August 1- 31, 2012.

 This attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  You can choose between two kits to get you started.  The Essentials Kit for only $49 or the Master Kit for $99.

Damask Tote Bag Features:
  • 17" x 17" x 6" in size
  • Large exterior pocket for 12x12 paper 
  • Huge interior for 12x12 albums
  • Small zippered interior pocket
  • Fabric is coated canvas for durability
  • 2 water bottle pockets
  • Can be worn on shoulder, across the chest or as a backpack
  • Large flap snaps closed
$49 Essential Kit Contents: (retail value, approx $180 w/ tote)
 The Essentials Kit includes:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • 3 Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Books
  • 5 Hostess Order Forms
  • 5 Customer Order Forms
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatch
  • Autumn/Winter B&T Duos Sampler
  • Nature's Delight Petite Perks Stamp Set
  • G1045 Avonlea WOTG Kit
  • X7155C Avonlea Canvas Shapes
  • Z1322 My Creations Recipe Box
  • Z1777 Color Ready Canvas Alphabet
  • Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
  • D1522 Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set
  • D1527 Perfect Fit Frames Stamp Set
  • Y1006 3" x3" Acrylic Block
  • Y1009 2" x 3 1/2" Acrylic Block
 The Master Kit includes:
 $99 Master Kit Contents: (retail value, approx $330 w/ tote)  Includes everything in the Essentials Kit, plus-
  • 7 additional Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Books
  • 25 You are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures
  • 25 The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures
  • 5 Studio J Layouts (redeem within 3 months)
  • 5 Studio J Brochures
  • 20 additional Hostess Order Forms
  • 20 additional Customer Order Forms
  • 4 additional Petite Perks Nature's Delight Stamp Sets
  • 25 Cello Bags
  • Z1782 My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber
  • 1778 My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner
  • 1512 Bonding Memories Glue
  • Z697 Sponge
  • Z679 Liquid Glass
  • Z2434 Chocolate Inks Marker Set
  • Z534 Micro Tip Scissors
Don't forget you will also receive an Online Business Address (OBA) for FREE where you and your customers can shop and you can receive the commissions for all sales made.

Please contact me if you have any questions here or you can join my team (under the Opportunities tab) on my CTMH website here