Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cricut cuts Mini Album in a Box...What a Hit!

This was an amazing class!  So much success!  My guests and kit purchasers loved it's ease!  To purchase directions to this fun class using Exclusive Cartridges from Close To My Heart, Art Philosophy and Artiste purchase instructions Mini Album in a Box for $3.50.  I will send a PayPal request and when payment is received, I will email the instructions to you.  To purchase Close To My Heart products shop my site!  Feel free to ask any questions!
Happy Creating!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Yours Truly Presenting at Extravaganza!

Convention 2013 with Close To My Heart, me, a presenter at EXTRAVAGANZA!  This is when I really love what I do!  I love teaching and showing artwork and techniques!  So much fun!  Thanks CTMH for this great picture! 
A whirlwind of excitement, new products and good friends!  Don't forget a little Zumba taught by me in the early morning.  My cup runneth over for this great company!  I love the people, the product and it fills my heart with passion for preserving memories and making pretty things!  So in LoVE!!!

All my art on the table (that I will post soon) is created using the New ARTBOOKING Cricut Cartridge exclusively from Close To My Heart!  What an amazing addition to my world!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mother's Day Mini Album


Cricut Class!  Come one, come all!
April 13th or order your kit!
$25 for the Class Fee
Order your pre-cut and pre-stamped kit with instructions for $30.
Feel free to contact me for details and/or to order yours today!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Winning Essay All Things Close To My Heart

Here is my essay that I sent in for the Album Retreat Contest.  Thank you CTMH!
“For two cents, I would sell my business and become a consultant with you.  I love this stamp set Rustic Flowers.”  The split decision came out of my mouth and my life will never be the same.  This conversation happened with my very best friend six years ago.  I owned my own rubber stamp company and I was struggling to make it work and keep it going.  I saw Rustic Flowers in the new My Acrylix stamps and I have never looked back.  You see, the things I really loved, the creativity, the people, the teaching, the education and just down-right getting inky had become a thing of the past.  I was worried about advertising and proving that I could make it work.  I signed up that night.  As I clicked that “opportunities” button, I knew I had made the decision that would bring my life in perfect order.  I wanted the creativity and the advertising was done for me.  I belonged to something bigger than just me and I saw the vision immediately.
The one thing that I love the most is the women I teach.  I give these women a couple hours of time and encourage their creativity using the inspiration of their beloved families to create the pages that soon become albums or artwork for their wall.  Their chatter or “buzz” that I listen for as they work is said to be my favorite noise.  While they are busy working and gleaning inspiration and a night out, my cup runneth over with joy.  Women with a little paper, ink and stamps doesn’t seem like much to the outside world, but to me and my heart, giving them those few hours to create and discover themselves while they get inky fingers and smell the Acrylic and the new package of paper is what I hold close to MY heart. 
I am a loyal consultant.  I have not purchased one piece of scrapbooking paper or stamping item since that first spring day that was not CTMH.  My heart sings when I open that new stamp set and breathe in the smell of the fresh polymer, or open a brand new paper pack and breathe in the smell.  You know what I am talking about.  It is like a hockey player smelling the ice, the cowboy with the smell of the leather and the horse, the mother with a new baby.  You see this brings peace to my soul.  As the smell enters, the wheels start turning and creativity never ceases.  I dream in color and I plan my next project laced with those that I love and I’m inspired by their faces, smiles or accomplishments.  My babies and stack of paper excite my soul and each project is created with centered focus on each moment.  All things CLOSE TO MY HEART easily spill out on the table creating pieces that will last forever, long past when I am not here to tell the story.  Sheet protectors are smudged with little finger prints as they search for their precious moments in time.
Creating, teaching, sharing, loving each individual woman who comes through the door or each home that I enter wearing the label Close To My Heart have gone beyond my “customers” and have become my friends.  The Corporate staff and the consultants I have grown to love and to know on an individual basis light a fire in me that says that what we do makes a difference.  And my sweet family, my dear husband, who creates a way for me to soar, with brave wings I fly, and my babies, not babies any more, but always will be to me, decorate my projects with faces and milestones that adorn my art, my creativity and my heart.  I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve learned,  I’ve grown,  I’ve taught and have been taught, with and by the most lovely people I will ever know.  I love my life, and all things Close To My Heart.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Join my Monthly Get It Done Club!
Three-two page 12 x 12 layouts
I create the layouts and instructions.
You cut and create!
Guaranteed to Get 3 Layouts done per month.  Easy and fast!
$20 per month plus shipping for out of town customers!
Email me and join today

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Better Late, than never! Extravaganza Projects DAKOTA

I really had the best time being an Extravaganza Presenter for Convention for Close To My Heart.  Dakota was just the paper for me!  Cricut Cartridges exclusive to Close To My Heart, Art Philosophy and Artiste made CTMH cream of the CROP! (pun completely intended!)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whoooo's Your Valentine

Order yours NOW!!!Order yours now!
National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an
incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit
(CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting
with the contents of this kit to create personalized
valentines—perfect for classrooms and other
group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40,
can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35
or more in Close To My Heart products from the
Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book*. You’ll receive
12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver
glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size
stamp set created specifically for the kit. This kit
offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer
2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter
paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp
images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the
clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!
* Products purchased can include stamp sets from the Spring/
Summer 2012 Idea Book, or any products live on My Website through January.
Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012—
January 31, 2013. Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per
qualifying order.
Kit includes:
• 12—Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3—12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1—Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12—Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1—My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)