Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Workshops and Upcoming Events

I updated my Upcoming Events page through August. I have a Workshop class and Free Crop every month through the summer. I have some open dates for you to host your own Workshop with your friends and earn some free product. Check out the photos below.

Also, be sure to check back soon because Close to My Heart has some AMAZING specials for you in May since it is National Scrapbooking Month! Check out my website to see all those specials deals!

Miracle Scrapbooking Workshop
Miracle Card Workshop

This company is AMAZING!!!!

I have such a creative high right now! I have the awesome privileged to be in a unit of such amazing and talented consultants - I love what I do and as I get to know more of the wonderful ladies (and men) attached to CTMH I love getting to know every single one! One of my uplines in CTMH is Kathy Markloff. She has been with the company 20 years (and has all the Idea Books to prove it!!). Corp allowed only 5 top directors to host regional training events called LeaderShare. This is the first time for the events and Kathy was selected as one of the directors to have an event. Thankfully she lives in the same region I do (yea!) so it was a no-brainer for me to go. The cost of the event was so reasonable and the product we received to use during our creative time (*remember, this is a training event for us so of course we have to do some creating!*) far outweighed the price we paid to attend. I actually had the stamp sets in my arsenal already so I now have some additional sets to sell (bonus!) plus I got to learn and use some new-to-me products. Enough talking, pictures are worth a thousand words so here are some pictures to show you my day:

Kathy Markloff

Joyce Houck had little goodie bags for her "Shining Stars"

This was the largest group for LeaderShare
While we were there, some of the Corp execs dropped by to teach us Business Classes. Christine David spoke about goals and the importance of play. Brian showed us how to go from basic to advanced in our Studio J class in the afternoon. I learned so much! There are definitely things for me to work on but it was nice to sit and just play too! Here are the projects we did at our Creative Training:
This is a cute gift idea: Our My Creations Cube using Mayberry paper pack.

A 2 page layout using paper from "Wings" (green) and "Bliss" (tan).
And as with anytime this many creative people get together, there is always something being swapped - here is a picture of the card I made:
6 x6 card using "Friendship", February's Stamp of the Month
This is a picture of all the other items I got in the swap (Because I don't have permission to showcase someone else's work on my blog, the photo is purposely far away):
My swap collection: three layouts, 5 cards & two gift holders (plus my creation)
This was my fabulous day - being a consultant, if only to pay for my own habit with a great discount on products I already buy, is so much fun! I get to play every time I go to work and I love what I do! If you want more information on how you can have this much fun too, please stay tuned! CTMH has something WONDERFUL in store for you in the month of May!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sophia Gift Basket

I was asked to donate a gift basket to a fundraiser for a program I volunteer for and I wanted to share with you what I did. Most of it was handmade (cards, bookmarks, etc) but there was some product too. I chose to use the "Sophia" paper pack because of the bright, spring colors.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lucky cards

Finally getting around to posting these cards I made for the "Lucky" Workshop on the Go in March. I have since used all of these because the paper pack is so versitle that I made them into birthday cards, thank you cards, gratitude and even a simple "hello". I used scraps from the workshop so I didn't follow the design too closely. But I am surprised by how addicting the wooden buttons are - I will definitely be ordering more of those!

Contest Winner

Thank you to all my new followers! I had a great time with this contest and I would like to thank you all for participation - I enjoy doing the blog and posting things I am proud of and now I know that you like what I'm doing too!

And now for the winner - thanks to my son for picking -- Carol R!

Carol, email me so you can get your prize.

Just because the contest is over keep up the comments and tell your friends about the blog - things are always more fun when there are more people!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I did it!

You may notice there is a new addition to my blog - do you see it over there? Right next to this post? I've got my Ph.D!!!!

Close to My Heart is great in so many ways - the consultant training is just one more reason this is a great company to work with! I have been at it for 6 months but I have completed my online training and earned a great honor! Just in time to be recognized at our National Convention in July!!!!

Don't forget to follow the blog - by email or by clicking "Follow" on the right. If you follow by email remember to tell me!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Contest Update

I have heard those of you who are having trouble with the follow button. I have added the "Follow by Email" function. If you choose this method, you MUST email me directly telling me that soh I can enter you into the contest.

Thanks to those of you who are already following - make sure to tell your crafty friends so they can enter to win also!

Friday, April 1, 2011


I just checked out my CTMH website and I had to SHARE the news! CTMH has done it again! 

LOOK at the “While Supplies Last” under the Shop Online section!!!

 Check out theseAMAZING PRICES!!!

GUESS what one of our specialsis during the month of April?

…during the month of April when you purchase $100 from my website you will receive

1.   a FREE Level 1 kit


2. the April Stamp of the Month for FREE!!!

WAHOO!!! Love those bargains!  So, call up afriend or two and put an order in together to benefit from these DISCOUNTED ITEMS and the FREE items!!!

Click HERE to start shopping for those GREAT bargains!

I’m here to answer any questions you mayhave!  Have a WONDERFUL weekend!