Monday, July 28, 2014

Wishing You Happiness Card!

Hello everyone!  I have been really busy lately preparing for my Open House that will happen this weekend.  I am so excited about the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book and can't wait to share it with you! There are so many great new products in this catalog.  We have 5 new colors that Close to my Heart has added to our Color Palette and they are fantastic.  I will be giving sneak peaks this week on my Facebook Page so make sure you are a follower.  You can find my page here.   Because Facebook has made several changes to our business pages lately,  merely following my page will not guarantee you will see all my post.  In order to get my notifications you will need to click on the Like button and then click on Get Notifications.  

In the mean time while you are waiting for the release of our new Idea Book, we have a lot of items on our Retiring List here that will no longer be available after July 31st, 2014.  Make sure you grab your favorites while you can.  

Today I want to share another card I made with our Balloon Ride paper collection.  This was another card from our July Card Workshop.  

For the base of the card I started with Saddle Cardstock and created a Tri-Fold Shutter card.  These are so fun and easy to make.

The stamped images are from the Give a Lift Stamp set and the arrow is from a retired stamp set.  The center of the balloon in an embellishment from the Balloon Ride Assortment pack.   I added some Bronze Shimmer Trim, Smoothie Striped Washi Tape, Hemp Twine and Brown and Tan Sparkles to accentuate the card.  

One more thing I wanted to share with you about our new Idea Book, some of the items that will be carrying over will  increase in price.  These products will not increase until August 1st so you still have a chance to get them at the current pricing.  Here is a quick look:

If you have any questions please let me know.  I hope you have a great day!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Here are some of the supplies I used:

Balloon Ride Assortment Pack ((Z3003)

Balloon Ride Paper Collection (X7180B)

Give a Lift Stamp Set (D1581)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Picture My Life - Chantilly

Hello friends!  I have been having a lot of fun lately playing with some of the new products from our "Annual Expressions" catalog from Close to my Heart and can't wait to share them with you!!

In the meantime,  I decided I would play around a little bit with the extra cards that I had from my Picture My Life Kits.  These cards come in both 3 X 4 and 4 X 6 sizes and are perfect for creating a fast and easy card.  

Let me tell you a little bit about our Picture My Life Program.  You can make scrapbooking albums in a flash, and they are so easy with these kits!  Each kit includes a 12 x 12 cover page, a starter pack of 10 coordinating Memory Protectors and 122 double-sided cards.  The cardstock weight cards feature journaling spaces, sentiments and a variety of icons.  

Each PML Kit is designed to help you quickly organize and preserve approximately 250 photos but you can use more or less cards and photos to create the perfect album.   No tools required!

First I want to share the cover page of my scrapbooking album that I have started for my youngest granddaughter Emma using the Chantilly PML Kit.  I used our Hollyhock My Legacy Faux Leather Album for this kit.  This color is now retired but we still have them in either Outdoor Denim or Dark Chocolate.  

The next photo is of the first page of my album.  You can make this album as simple or as decorated as you choose.  I added a few extra embellishments to some of my cards before sloping them into the slots on the page.  

I won't bore you with all the pages but you can see how simple it can be to create a scrapbooking album in a snap!  

Because it comes with so many cards in your kit you will probably have some leftovers.  Here is what I decided to do with just a few on mine.  I made these cards in just minutes and there is no stamping required.

The first one is on a White Daisy cardstock base and has some Chantilly paper for the background.  I also added some coordinating chipboard pieces that I had in my stash.

For the next card I used Blush cardstock for the base.  I also added some Chantilly paper and a few coordinating embellishments.  You can just use whatever you have on hand to add some extra pizzaz to your card or just use the PML cards and keep them simple and easy. 

We have several new Picture My Life Kits that will be available in the Annual Expressions catalog beginning August 1st and I can't wait to share them with you!  If you would like to find out more information about our PML Kits you can click here.  

Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Close to my Heart Open House

Hello friends!  I know it seems that I have been MIA for awhile but I just wanted you to know I have actually been very busy creating lots of projects with the new paper line from our Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I am also preparing for my Annual Open House that will be held on August 2nd.  If you are local and would like to attend I would love to have you here.  If you don't live close by but are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all the new products you can still participate. I will have the new  Idea Book available online to view and let me just say you are in for a treat!!  This has been one of the most praised Idea Book that I have seen.  To help celebrate the kick off of this new catalog I will be giving away prizes all month.  When you place an order during August on my website here you will be entered into the drawings!  

Maybe you don't want to wait any longer and want to get it now! Why wait?  You can join my team and choose from either the Card-Maker's Kit or the Scrapbooker's Kit for only $99.  You will start by receiving a new Consultant kit loaded with new products and valued at over $365 retail value.  You will also have immediate access to the new Idea Book and access to a FREE Online Business Address so you and your customers can shop 24/7.  You will have access to FREE training from our Online Office and of course I will guide you along the way.  I have a private Facebook Group for my team to help each other out or just to encourage one another.  
If you would like more information you can start by checking out my JOIN Page here.  Of course if you have any questions please don't hesitate to shoot me an email.  

Here is the information about my Open House:

It's time again to celebrate the  unveiling of the new "Annual Inspirations" Idea Book and all the great products available from Close to my Heart!

Come join the fun and bring a friend:    

Check out the new products 

Sign up  to win prizes (18 years or older)
Snacks and Beverages
Make & Takes 
Stamping Lessons
Basic Card-Making Lessons

Learn how you can scrapbook in a snap and preserve those precious memories for those busy moms with our new Picture My Life Program.  
 Find out about the new Workshops I will offer beginning in August and how you can          
 learn to create your own handmade cards to share with your friends and family!

     We have a great Stamp of the Month program you can take advantage of just by placing
      an order for your favorite products in the catalog. 

      Learn how you can earn fabulous products for FREE or at a spectacular saving 
including our new  Cricut Collection!

This event will also include an Open Crop,  so if you have projects or workshop kits you would like to complete you are welcome to bring your supplies and projects an spend time with other crafters.  I will have my Cricut Machine available and will offer tips and help to those not familiar with it's use.  I will also have information about our new Cricut Collection that will be available in August.

If you haven't ordered your July Stamp of the Month remember there are lots of great items being retired from the Spring/Summer Idea Book so they can make room for the new products.  Now is a great time to get stocked up on your favorite products before they are sold out.  You can find the Retiring Items here.

Thank you for stopping by!

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