Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cricut Artwork from Convention by Chris Hill

Did I get your attention with that title?  This photo is from convention and is from another consultant.  Her name is Chris Hill.  She was luck enough to teach us all about the new Cricut cartridge that will be released to you on August 1st.  Let me just tell you it is AWESOME!!!!!!!  There are over 700 images on it and you can do so much on it.  Mine came just before I left to go to Florida.  But when I get home I will be sitting down to play with it.  Email me to set your home gathering with the cricut or your private session.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Use it Up...

What do you do with all of that left over paper you have laying around your craft space?  Whether it is one sheet of Animal Cookie or one sheet of Bella, does it just sit there looking at you?  Well get working on using up that paper because you will want to get your hands on the new and improved paper from Close to My Heart that will be released in just 2 days.  When I get home on August 6th, call me to get your copy of the new Autumn/Winter Idea book.  It is awesome!!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Boys

Making cards for girls is always easy to do.  But designing cards for boys is hard too do until now.  On August 11th. I will be holding my monthly card class at the Allen Park Biggby coffee shop.  If you are interested in class you do need to sign up and prepay $5 for class by Monday, August 8th.  You can either sign up at the shop, call me, email me, or send your payment snail mail.  We always have so much fun in class.  We will make one of each card: one car and one pirate.  Supplies you will need to bring micro-tip scissors, markers, adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots. 

I hope to see you in class on August 11th!!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Convention projects and pictures

I thought I would share some more pictures with you from convention, since I took about 600.  My husband would say this is crazy but I think he took more than me for the 4 days that him and Nathan were there with me.  The first four days in sunny California was my family vacation.  We did Disneyland, Legoland, California Adventure, and shopping in Downtown Disney.  Then on Tuesday my family went home and I just relaxed by the pool.  I know rough life!  Wednesday-Saturday was convention :)  Super fun times with my friends and my CTMH sisters!!!!!  Corporate really knows how to through a great party for us.

The view of our pool from our room.  There were 2 water slides.  A super cool pool!

Nathan's "Happiest Place on Earth"!

Darth Vader made out of lego.  Can a kid be any happier???

Matt and Pluto at breakfast.  We ate at Goofy's Kitchen for Matt's Birthday.

Stefanie and I had matching hot pink Minnie Mouse ears.  My ears will be doing alot of shows this fall I think.

This is Mandy's various of the Roxie layout we made with corporate.  Isn't it beautiful?

I am showing you the top of the Memory Game Box.  It holds 24 coasters. So you can create your own game for your family fun.  Call me today to see mine and then create yours.

All of us roomies: myself, Cyndi, Stefanie, JuliAnne, and Mandy.  We had so much fun!!!!  I miss them all already :(

Will the real Minnie Mouse step forward please?

This trip was amazing.  If you have ever thought about becoming a consultant, now is the time.  Corporate has brought back the $99 kit.  It is beautiful and awesome.  Plus as a special bonus they are coming to Michigan in October for a Regional Celebration.  I would love to share my experiences with you.  Contact me for more information. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CTMH Convention 2011 Happy Face Video

Corporate made this great video to showcase all of the highlights from convention. If you watch carefully you will see me in the beginning of the video. And yes, I have pink Minnie Mouse ears on!! Those ears will be on for awhile. Let's get together for a ladies night soon, so I can share all that I learned at convention!!!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Idea books coming soon

During convention we were the Sleeping Beauty group.  I love it because I got to be a part of a princess group, since I have boys in my house and we don't have girly things.  This was so cool!!!  If you look closely you will see the cover of the new book.  Do you want one?  Let me know!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Carnival/Festival Layout

I am home from Convention in California.  Let me tell you, Close to My Heart really knows how to put on a great show.  We had entertainment from Disney and from corporate.  Many great announcements about new products, lower prices, and fabulous ideas coming in the Fall/Winter Idea Book.  You will be able to get yours starting August 1st., simply email or call me to reserve your copy.  I think you will enjoy the great changes coming.

The layout I am going to show you today will be taught at the Allen Park Biggby Coffee shop tomorrow evening.  We will be learning how to use the Close to My Heart spray pens with the create-a-shades paint and re-inker to help create the background.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection

A new and exciting announcement that Close to My Heart and Cricut are partnering up for the Autumn/Winter Idea book. Wait till you see this great bundle you can order starting August 1st. This will make your papercrafting faster, simpler, and easier. Contact me for information. I just ordered mine today, so I am hoping that it will be here by next week :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bang for your Buck...

Did you know that Close to My Heart is having an awesome special this month?  When you place a $50 order you get to choose a select item for just $1.00.  You get to choose from some creative basics and some card kits.
Aren't these great?  You can order on my website while I am at convention or when I get home you can place an order with me.  I will see or talk with you when I get home.  Watch the blog after July 17th. for some great news from California!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Have you ever used ribbon on a card?  Do you know how to use ribbon on a card?  These 2 samples are from the recent Biggby wedding card class we had.  The pink ribbon is the main focus as the punch of color for this card.  On the second card, the ivory ribbon is used just as the accent part.  How do you use your ribbon on your cards?  Let me know!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Team Surprise Pins

This year I thought I would make a special pins for each lady that was going to Convention.  So I thought and planned and designed for a while for the perfect pin that would be pink and would represent Disney.  I decided to use the backside of  Sweetheart B&T.  The Minnie Mouse ears are made with circle stamps from various stamp sets.  The ink colors are black and cotton candy.  Of course I needed to add some bling, so I used glitz to add the sparkle in the crown.  I hope you and my team like it.  I even made one for Jeanette Lynton.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bang for Your Buck!!!!

This month Close to My Heart is offering a wonderful special!  When you order $50 in your favorite scrapbooking and stamping supplies you can order a special item for just $1.00.  You can get the Mistlletoe Creative Basic Paper Collection, Animal Cookie Creative Basic Paper Collection,  Around the Holidays Card Kit, It's Your Day Card Kit, Or Bits and Pieces Card Kit.  These have a value of $8.95.