26 October 2010

Happy Anniversary to me! (Blog Candy)

Friday marks the second anniversary of the day I signed up as a Close To My Heart Consultant!  Wow ... two years already. Time really does fly when you're having fun!

So, in honor of my anniversary, I am giving away some gifts!

I have an extra Stamp of the month for this month coming ... uber cute! ... that I am going to give away to one lucky reader.  Since it's my SECOND anniversary, I am going to make the blog candy TWO things.  Not sure what the second item will be, yet, but will think of something fun for you and post it later.

To have your name entered in the Blog Candy drawing, just comment at the end of this post telling me your favorite scrapbooking or card making technique.  That's all  you have to do!

On Halloween night, I will do a random drawing of one lucky person from all entries using

Good luck!


Well,  I have decided on the second item for you.  :-)

I am also including the SOTM from LAST month!  I am not a huge Halloween fan, so this stamp set was going to go into my For Sale pile.  I may as well give it to the winner!  I am sure there is a Halloween fan or two out there!  :-)

Sorry for the bad picture .... didn't have one saved from last month so had to go searching and borrowed this one from a blog. 

21 October 2010

I got creative!

I am getting a head start on my Xmas card making this year so you'll be seeing some cards posted over the next little while. 

I made 6 of these cards using our Star Spangled Banner and Black cardstock.
The border stamp is from D1225 Jingle Borders and the sentiment is from A1110 A Timber.

The black strip is embossed in white and punched with a border punch.

The card is actually based on this card by K Werner.  I made the card landscape style rather than portrait style so left the ribbon off.  It looked too plain without the ribbon so that is why I decided to do the border punch on.

If you're like me and scrap 12x12 you know that when you cut down your 12x12 into an 8.5x11 you are left with that strip of cardstock that is 3.5 inches wide.  I am REALLY trying to use my scraps up now so decided to make co-ordinating gift tags!  I love how they turned out!

Hope you like them and thanks for the inspiration, Kristina.  You rock!

20 October 2010

New Art and Soul Episode is up and inspiring!

Click on the photo to see this month's Art and Soul Episode.  You won't be sorry!

You’ll fall head over heels for the techniques featured in this episode! Add subtle texture and a variety of colors with tissue stamping; create layouts, cards, mini albums, and home d├ęcor with Flip Flaps™; and learn how to cluster embellishments and move or resize them in Studio J®. With all this inspiration, you’ll be unstoppable in all your autumn artwork, so tune in now!

11 October 2010

September Design Team Projects

For September the girls were given products from the Magnifique collection of papers. My favorite of all the paper packs in the Idea Book!!!

They were given papers from the X7127B Level 2 Magnifique Paper Pack

Here is the layout from Nikki.  I love what she did with the products!  Using strips of cardstock to frame both her photo and the page is fun and her photo is amazing, too!

This is Irma's double page spread.  Love the stitching on it and the paper hat is adorable.  So cute!

I can't wait to see what they come up with for October!!! 

04 October 2010

A Virtual Gathering - Earn FREE product!!!

I'm testing out our new way of having a Gathering by having a Virtual Gathering.  No one has to worry about inviting anyone into their homes.  Everyone shops from the comfort of their own homes. (Not comfortable shopping online?  You can email me your order and I will add you manually to the Gathering once you pay me.)

Sending out invites to all my regular clients for sure.  If you're interested in joining us, drop me a line and I'll add you in or send you more details.

The best part?  You could earn some free stuff! 

I don't want to keep all the goodies for myself so I will be doing a random drawing from everyone who orders during the Gathering period and places an order over $25.  If the Gathering sales are high enough, I will draw more than one name!!

The great thing is that this month (from October 1 to 31 only), for any Gathering that reaches a minimum sales total of $500 or more, CTMH will bump up the rewards one level.  Instead of getting $95 in free product and one item at 50% off, they will be giving $115 in FREE product and TWO items at 50% off. 

There are still rewards for levels below $500 so no worries ... a Gathering of only $175 will still receive $30 in Free product so will definitely be selecting someone to win (unless no one decides to play along with me  Each Gathering only needs a minimum of two orders to qualify and I will be ordering something for sure.  (Because I don't have enough stuff to last a lifetime already ...LMAO!)

Join me!  Email me with your name and you can play along with us!  The more we get, the more rewards and the more names I can draw for free stuff!

Want to do your own Gathering or Virtual Gathering?  I can help you out with that, too!

October Challenge

Happy Fall everyone!  The leaves are turning amazing colors around here.  It makes me happy.  Love fall!

I am giving you a couple of challenges to choose from this month.  Pick one to do and you could win a package of last month's promotion:  Triple Play!!!

One of the three mini albums you can make using the Triple Play kit!

Your first option is to use this sketch ... I LOVE sketches!  They really get my scrapping mojo flowing. (Sketch from the So Sketchy blog)

Create a layout using FIVE different patterned papers on the layout.
Post a link to your creation in the comments section OR post a picture in the photo section of my CTMH with Lisa group on Facebook.

Can't wait to see your creations!