Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrating, CTMH Style!

I received some happy mail today!

Days after receiving a boxful of wonderful goodies from convention (that I can't reveal quite yet) I was blessed to find another package at my doorstep. Inside, I found a lovely letter from Jeanette congratulating me on celebrating 5 wonderful years with Close to My Heart!

While my anniversary isn't technically until October, I was able to share this with my upline today as well. It's been a tremendous journey and I've loved every minute of it! CTMH is such a wonderful, caring community that I never want to leave! I may only be a "hobbyist" to the company but I know that I am valued and appreciated!

I am looking forward to many more years to come!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Pathfinding Card Kit

Hi All!

Welcome to July's edition of the Joyful Stars Bog Hop. If you're coming from Marie's blog then you're on the right track. If you're starting here,  follow the links at the end of each post to circle 'round until you come back to where you started. If you get lost, you can go to Joyce's blog for the complete list. 

Currently I am in sunny California soaking up all the sunshine at CTMH's annual Convention! But with all my preparation before I left, I wanted to share with you one of my saving grace's: the Pathfinding Card Kit. This kit came in *very* handy for me this week. Even as a seasoned scrapper, I needed the convenience of this beautiful kit.

It always seems like I need thank you cards when I haven't been making them, and this past week was no exeption. I needed more than I had on hand. Cue the music! I rummaged through my stash (because we ALL have a stash!) and found this gem, unopened. I don't usually buy kits because - hello! I can do it myself. Famous last words! I remember buying this because I really liked the stamp set that came along with it. I loved the large stamp with the wood grain. I could do so many things with that stamp, I thought. Needless to say, it sat unopened most of  the year. *sigh*

The card kit makes 15 cards total, 3 styles of 5 cards each. The stamp set and card designs are all exclusive to the card kit and it's very easy to cut and assemble with the included instructions. I made this kit in about 30 minutes, with help from my two little helpers. I then sent out most of them in the mail that day. Thankfully, I had enough to start my stash again, so hopefully, I won't run out soon. :) Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of all the cards before I sent them out - oops! But here's one that shows how easy and beautiful they turn out to be! ;)

Now you're off to Lori's blog to see her pretty creation. See you soon!

CTMH Convention 2015: Leadership Day recap

Hey All!

I just wrapped up the first day at CTMH's annual convention. Actually, it's a pre-convention day and it's only for leaders. There is so much information flowing throughout the day, it's hard to take notes. My upline Krista was taking photos of all the slides while I was feverishly writing down as much as I could. The afternoon's focus was on social media and how to make it work for our business. So if you don't follow me somewhere else, now is a good time to check out my other links!

Facebook - scrapbookyourmemories
Instagram - lavendersage
Pinterest - l8ybugs
Youtube - lavendersagedesigns

One benefit to the day was receiving a new Workshop on the Go for August featuring the new paper pack Zoe (you can see a sneak peak on my Instragram).

I'll be posting some of the highlights of each day during Convention but visit my other social media accounts to see more frequent photos. And bear with me as I am learning as I go! :)

See you next time!