Sunday, January 29, 2017

National Papercrafting Day with CTMH

How did you spend National Papercrafting Day?  If you didn't know, it was January 28th.  It's too cool that there is a day of the year devoted just to papercraft and to all of us who love it!

During December, Close To My Heart had some awesome deals on mini album bundles.  I picked up a couple and spent the weekend turning one into a gift for a friend.  Here's a tip from me:  When CTMH has bundle deals, check them out!  There are usually some amazing deals.  The bundle I purchased was the Blush Mini Album bundle.
 The bundle came with page protectors, gold overlays, and a pack of Hello Gorgeous cards.  It's everything needed to make an incredible mini album.  Using a few bits from my craft stash, I took the Blush album and turned it into this.
My friend is going to be moving soon and I wanted to put together a little something for her.  I know she follows my social media so I can't do a complete flip-through, but here are a few of the pages.
One great thing about using Close To My Heart products is that they all coordinate.  I know that no matter what project I decide to take on, I can go into my stash of bits and bobbles and I will find something that color coordinates with what I am working on.

For this project, I used a clear Shimmer Brush, ShinHan markers, Shimmer Trim in Aqua and Gold, left over gold letters from the Welcome Home Wreath kit, stickers from the Base & Bling sticker sheets, chip board pieces from the retired Charlotte Complements and from the current Sugar Rush Complements, and Sea Glass cardstock.

Even though the album is no longer sold as a bundle, you can still find the Blush Instalife Album and everything you need to make a beautiful project at  I can help you!

Happy National Papercrafting Day!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Have You Seen CTMH's New Sugar Rush?

This new pack is YUMMY!
Donuts and ice cream?  Who doesn't love that!?!

It's really sweet and has lots of creating potential.  If you do a search for #ctmhsugarrush you will find all kinds of inspiration!

I loved this paper pack so much, I created a 24 card kit for it utilizing the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way kit ($26.95) and 24 White Card Bases and Envelopes.  The kit has all of the cutting guides and information you need to assemble 24 cards in 12 unique designs and you are eligible to get it for FREE by making a $25 purchase on my shopping site.  You can also get it for FREE (and all of my future project kits too) by joining my team as a Treasured Friend.

I really can't wait to start sending out these cards.  I just know they'll make someone's day!  They are so bright and cheery and I have even included a template to create cute little donut treat boxes.  How sweet is this?  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

The Sugar Rush Cardstock is a great add-on to these cards and nice pack for building up your craft stash.  The cutting guides come with information on how to use the cardstock to really take your cards to that next level.
 You are really going to love these papers!  If you're like me, you'll love them so much you won't want to cut into them.

And don't forget that during the month of January, our Welcome Home Wreath kit is available for purchase (or FREE with a $60 purchase) and if you purchase ANYTHING (no matter how small) from my shopping site in January, you will get my instructions on how to jazz up that wreath and take it to the next level too!

Want my help while you do your Project Kit?  No problem!  Book an in-home workshop.  Grab a friend or a few, I'll get you set up with an order for the project materials (that might qualify you for hostess rewards depending on order size), and we'll spend a fund afternoon crafting and hanging out!  I also bring my ink pads and my stamp sets to use so you don't have to purchase those if you don't want to.  Contact me for more info and availability.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

CTMH - Welcome Home 2017

It's a New Year and I've got a NEW PROJECT for you!  I spent the first day of the new year on some serious ME TIME with this amazing Welcome Home Wreath Kit from Close To My Heart.
This kit packs some serious punch!  It comes with all of the pieces shown to make the wreath pictured above.  You just need glue.  Of course I couldn't just leave it at that.  I had to take it a step further and create this:
 I had so much fun with this project and I can't believe how amazing it looks!  The picture really does not do it justice.  This kit is a ton of fun and the end result is stunning.  Especially the bits where I used the brand new Gold Shimmer Brush.
The kit is ONLY available THIS MONTH.  Yikes!  But there are four ways to get it.  You can purchase it for $18.95 by itself or you can get it FREE when you buy $60 in other CTMH products.  You can also get it FREE when you host a party that has at least $250 in sales or when you sign up to be a consultant!

Everybody who makes a purchase (of any dollar amount) from my consultant site this month will be emailed a link with very detailed instructions on how I created my own version of the wreath with photos.  To make your wreath the way I made mine, you will need additional supplies.  You can use any or all of the items and techniques I used to add as much or as little detail as you want.  The supplies I used were:



You will notice I broke the supply list into two parts.  I know not everybody is made of money and if you don't have all of these things on hand it can be hard to get them all at once.  To get the closest results with the fewest products, purchase the must haves.  To do everything the way I did it, also purchase the extras.  If you buy everything in the Must Haves plus just 1 of the Extras, your total reaches the amount needed to get the kit for FREE!

Contact me if you have any questions at all.  Also be sure to check out the new Seasonal Expressions catalog that just launched today!  There are so many neat things in it and I am in LOVE with the Hello Lovely paper pack.  It is incredibly pretty.  I would love to book a party with you and show you the catalog in person!