Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Stamp of the Month: Thoughtful Tidings Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you are new to the hop, here is how it works: About 60 fellow Close to My Heart consultants all create different pieces of artwork (scrapbook page, card, specialty item, etc) using the Stamp of the Month. They all include a link to another blog so that anyone can begin on any blog and keep hopping to the next blog to see more artwork.  Easy right?! It is a great way to view many different ideas using one stamp set which is available only that particular month, so don't miss out! Now let's get started. You can start here or if you've come here from Krista Hershberger's blog then you are on the right track. Here are the February Stamp of the Month images:

I REALLY like this set!  I love all of the sayings and that they are focal images in themselves.  Here is one of the cards I made, but come back again to see more soon!

Products Used:
February Stamp of the Month: Thoughtful Tidings
Stella Level 2 Paper Packet New!
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cocoa Ink Pad
Sunset Ink Pad
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Durables Studs: Round New!
Foam Tape
Tombow Adhesive

Feel free to leave a comment and then hop on over to the wonderful Sheila Bennett to see what she has has created!  Thanks! Pin It

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Owl

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My upline, Linda Roberts, sent me a similar owl and I just had to copy it. Isn't he cute!?  We are making these at one of my Close to My Heart classes tonight. It is a pillow box that holds a little Valentine packet of M&M's.  Yum!  Let me know if you and a couple of friends would like to learn how to make it too!  Yes, all of the pieces used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and the Roxie Paper Packet!

Update - If you would like to give this a try on your own then here is the cutting guide:
~ All cuts are from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge ~
5 1/2" Pillow Box (pg 28)
(6) 1" circles for feathers
(2) 1 1/2" white circles for eyes
(2) 1" black circles for eyes
3" Flower for beak (pg 39)
(2) 1 1/2" ovals for wings (pg 42)
1" heart for feet (pg 26)
I added the little card to make it look more like a Valentine, but this would be a great box for any occasion!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Workshop

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Last chance to register for my Valentine workshop on Saturday!  I prepare your supplies and papers for you and show you how to put them together.  Learn new techniques and have fun!  Please let me know if you'd like to come as soon as possible so I have enough time to prepare your supplies.  See my previous posts for other cards that we will make. 

What:    Make 4 cards and 1 Valentine Candy Treat
When:   Sat., January 21st from 10am -12:30pm
Where:  Angela's Stamping Studio, Tacoma, WA
Cost:      Just $5 supply fee with any order of $25 or more
RSVP:   Email Me
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rock the Block - Valentine's Day Card with New Easy Faux-Stitching Technique!

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I love the look of sewn cards, but honestly I cannot sew a straight line on fabric, much less, a card.  Well one of my fantastic fellow consultants, Tresa Black, came up with this great idea!  We are making this one at my workshop on Jan 21st, so let me know if you would like to attend or order the supplies to make it.
    Remarkable Wreath (one of my favorites in this Idea Book!)
    Rock the Block Stamp Set (I used dotted background stamp around the edges)
    Cocoa Ink Pad
    Tulip Ink Pad
    Bamboo Ink Pad
    Bamboo Cardstock
    Sanding Block
    CTMH Ruler
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    Friday, January 13, 2012

    January Stamp of the Month: Little Reminder

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    The January Stamp of the Month can be used for just about any occasion!  The numbers and calendar in this set are perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, new babies, etc!  Here is a baby card I made using the little numbered circle as a background stamp on the butterfly I cut from my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I got the butterfly idea from a fellow CTMH consultant, Krista Hershberger.  Isn't it adorable!?  I also cut the cute scalloped card using the Cricut cartridge.  We will make this at my workshop on January 21st if you are interested in making one as well.  RSVP if you live in the area, or place an order of $20 or more and I will send you the supplies for $5!*


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    *Shipping charges may apply
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    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Rock the Block Card

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    I made this fun Valentine using the Rock the Block special that is available this month only.  Of course, I had to use my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge as well to create the beautiful flower and leaves!  If you like this card then join me at my workshop on January 21st!

    Roxie Paper Packet
    Rock the Block Special
    Cocoa Ink Pad
    Bamboo Ink Pad
    Sponge Daubers
    Mocha Adhesive Gems
    Liquid Glass
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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Rock the Block!

    Pin It Close to My Heart has a special through the end of this month called, "Rock the Block!"  This is a coordinating stamp set and chipboard block puzzle that can be a fun puzzle, 3-D scrapbook, or even a learning tool for preschoolers.  I had a lot of fun this weekend putting together my block puzzle.  I used some family photos along with my favorite paper packet, Dreamin, to create mine.  When I was done my kids and husband had a great time seeing what pictures they could make within the puzzle.  Here are the photos:

    Join the craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You’re going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun.  More Details or Order Now!  Here is the stamp set you get along with the chipboard blocks and tray:

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    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    New Consultant Kit with the Spring/Summer Products!

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    Have you always wanted to get a big discount on our amazing products?

    Would you like to earn some extra cash while having fun?

    I am so excited to introduce the Spring/Summer Consultant Kit. I wish I could buy it!  It has almost $300 worth of products in it and it's only $99!

    If you've thought about signing up, but have some questions, here are a few FAQ's that might help:

    How much does it cost?  It's only $99 and you have a chance to be reimbursed in products within the first 90 days!  Click here to see a list of what comes in the consultant kit.

    What are the requirements?  Active consultants need to have $300 in sales each quarter. (Your own purchases count too!)  Just one workshop or gathering a month can help you achieve the minimums, but of course the more you hold, the more money you will make!  If a consultant does not sell $300 in a quarter then they drop down to a Junior Consultant which earns a smaller discount and commission. 

    Who pays for the Hostess Gifts?  Close to My Heart pays for everything! This does not come out of your commission.  Plus, if you order $150 of products either for yourself or individual customers then YOU get the hostess gifts!  Jackpot!

    What if I don't want to hold gatherings and just want to get a discount on my purchases?   Many consultants are "hobbyists" and that is great!  That is how I started out because I wanted the discount, but didn't have a lot of time to hold outside parties.  I was going to college full time (go Huskies!) and had a job, but now that my life has changed I enjoy earning more money and supporting my team.

    How much can I earn?  Consultants earn between 22-35% depending on the monthly sales and can earn additional product credit and team commissions!

    Do I have to have an outgoing personality to be a consultant?  Not at all!  That is one reason I actually became a consultant.  I was somewhat shy, but wanted to meet new people that enjoyed papercrafting as well.  It has helped me meet many of my closest friends!

    What type of training will I receive? I gear my training based upon the desires of the new consultant and their skill level.  Personal meetings, online chats, and phone conversations are all great options.  My team meets once a month to go over business ideas, learn new techniques, and of course have fun!  In addition to my training, Close to My Heart also has am AMAZING amount of training available. "Start with Heart" is a program that takes you step by step and tells you exactly what to do when.  CTMH also has an online training academy where you can earn a bachelors, masters, or PhD! Conventions, Regional Conferences, etc are also wonderful events to participate in as well!

    Why should you join my team?  I've been a consultant with Close to My Heart for 15 wonderful years and I truly love what I do.  My personal information is listed in the "About Me" section of the blog on the right in case you are interested.  On the business side, I bring a positive approach to my team and am available to help whenever you need me.  My team meets once a month and we have a blast learn a lot!  We have over 40 people in our team and everyone is treated equally.  Whether you are a hobbyist, hold 10 parties a month, or are an "adoptee," we all have a great time.  Everyone is so willing to help each other and is so friendly.  I would love for you to come to a meeting to check it out.  Just let me know if you are interested and I will give you the information.

    I hope you will consider becoming a Close to My Heart consultant.  I am looking forward to showing you how to have fun while you earn money!

    More Information: 

    Let's Get Started!  Become a Consultant today!
    Click here to sign up!

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    Consultant Kit - Spring/Summer

    Pin It This is such a great deal!  You get over $300 of NEW Spring/Summer products for just $99!

    Here is a list of what comes in the new amazing Consultant Kit:
    • Read Me First Letter
    • Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Books (qty. 10)
    • Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
    • "You Are Welcome Here" Recruiting Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
    • "The Rewards Come Now" Hostess Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
    • Studio J® Brochures (W111, qty. 5)
    • Hostess Order Forms (W122, qty. 25)
    • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 25)
    • Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
    • Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
    • Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
    • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W470)
    • Spring/Summer 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1113, 48 – 6" Square Samples)
    • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
    • My Acrylix® Sweet Thanks Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2022, qty. 5)
    • My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
    • Double Scrubber (Z1163)
    • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
    • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
    • Sponge (Z697)
    • Liquid Glass (Z679)
    • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
    • Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)
    • My Creations® Collage Cubes (Z1737)
    • Workshops on the Go™ Stella Kit (G1032)
    • Stella Complements Canvas Shapes (X7147C)
    • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards (Z1738)
    • Clear Sparkles (Z1104)
    • Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
    • Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2114)
    • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
    • My Acrylix® Urban Alphabet Stamp Set (D1507)
    • My Acrylix® Just for You Stamp Set (B1398)
    • 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
    • 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
    • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.
    In addition to the Consultant Kit, you have the option of purchasing up to three Add-On collections for only $40 each. 

    Option #1: The beautiful new Floretine papers and coordinating products.
    • Workshops on the Go™ Florentine Kit (G1038)
    • Pewter Badge Buttons (Z1704)
    • Timeless Charms (Z1689)
    • My Acrylix® Family Love Stamp Set (D1506)
    • My Acrylix® Enjoy! Stamp Set (C1496)
    • Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2123)
    • Bamboo Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2103)
    • 2" x 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
    • 2" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010).
    • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice. 

    Option #2: Pemberley Add-On Collection:
    • Workshops on the Go™ Pemberley Kit* (G1033)
    • Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes (Z1718)
    • Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack (X5913)
    • Mini-Medley Accents Pacifica Collection (Z1698)
    • My Acrylix® Love Clusters Stamp Set (C1484)
    • My Acrylix® Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set (C1494)
    • Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2130)
    • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)
    • 2" x 3 1/2 My Acrylix® Block (Y1009).
    • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.
    *Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge required to complete workshop layouts and bonus project. (Cricut cartridge not included.)
     Option 3: Studio J Add-On Collection:
    • 3-month Studio J® Membership
    • 5 Studio J® Layouts (must redeem within first 3 months).
    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    I've also put together a list of FAQ's in case you have any questions and you are too shy busy to ask.

    If you are ready to sign up then just click here for the online application.

    Kits are sent within a day or two of receiving your form, so you could have it within the week! 
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