Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More Back to School!

Scholastic is one of the new paper packets in the Fall/Winter Idea Book and one that I have been playing with during the past couple of inky finger weeks. Here's a few more back to school inspired creations.


I love the vintage look of the stamp set that goes along with Scholastic Workshop on the Go. And what's not to love about the chalkboard sheets and chalk marker!


This is one of the layouts that will be featured at September's Cherish Your Memories nights. It was created by the talented Adina Godin. I will be working on the second layout which will be a bit more vintage, less back to school oriented (although you could easily drop the title to make this not a back to school page).

You are always welcome to join my Cherish Your Memories nights. I have three different nights going in Salt Lake City, Highland and Spanish Fork and will be starting a fourth in Orem in October.  I'd love to have you! Contact me for more info.

And finally, just a few days left in August which means just a few more days to take advantage of this special.

Join my Close to My Heart team in August and in addition to joining one of the greatest companies ever, you will receive this beautiful tote, which is convertible from a shoulder tote to a backpack. This is the same great bag we received at convention! And currently, the basic kit is only $49 which is a fantastic deal for over $130 in product. Or you can opt for the Master Kit for $99. In addition, I'm offering a special to those of you who join my team between now and September 30th to give you a little extra incentive (be aware the tote is only available in August). If you achieve $300 in sales in the first month, I will personally give you $50 in product. This is in addition to the $25 in product credit that the company will give you for hitting that level. And if you achieve $1200 in sales in the first three months, I will give you an additional $50 in product. And the company will give you another $75 in product credit. That means that you can get up to $100 in product from me and another $100 in product credit from the company along with a great sales boost to your business. Just go here to my website to sign up or call me or email me if you have any questions at all.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Inky Fingers!

Guess what I spent the last couple of weeks doing? Creating like mad! I had several deadlines for swaps, classes, etc. and so every night after work I was in my craft room creating up a storm. My family is probably sick of it, and, admittedly, I need a little break from it, and, people are beginning to wonder what is wrong with me. You see, I have a horrible case of inky fingers.

Depending on the day, they may have been black, chocolate brown, cocoa brown, desert sand colored or who knows what else. You see, I'm a big fan of sponging. I love the extra something that it gives a project. But when you are making multiple projects for hours on end, well, the fingers become stained to a point that doesn't easily wash off. Only true scrapbookers/stampers understand. I know that for a fact because I was once talking to my sister (also a die-hard scrapbooker and Close to My Heart Consultant) on the phone and as I was doing so I was sponging the edges of a project. She calmly said through the phone, "So, what are you sponging?" She knew the sound.

So what have I been using all that ink on? Here's a few photos.

There are plenty more samples still to come. But for today, this is all I'm posting. I'm exhausted as I wrap up all these projects and my scrapbook room is a disaster so for the next couple of days, I plan on cleaning my scrapbook room and reading a book. And then, I'll be back in creative mode.

Take care!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School!

It's that time of year when we send the kids back to school and life settles back into a routine. Last fall, I found this darling wreath on pinterest. But I had missed the back to school window. I vowed I would duplicate it this year. And duplicate it I did.

Here's a little more close up detail.

My club is going to be making these wreaths tonight. I think together, we probably cleared out most stores of their wooden rulers. If you are interested in making your own, the instructions and credit for the inspiration are found here. One note she didn't include: make sure to pull the metal strips out of the wooden rulers before cutting--they come out really easily. If you think you'd like to join a club and make fun stuff with me, let me know. I'd love to have you!

Friday, August 17, 2012

National Stamping Month!

Okay, technically, National Stamping Month isn't until September but the special starts August 15th so you can take advantage of it today! From August 15th to September 30th, place a $35.00 order in Close to My Heart product (before shipping and tax), and for just $5.00, receive this fantastic set! Ladies, this is the equivalent of TWO D size stamps sets. That is a $35.90 value for just $5.00! Wow! And this is one of the most versatile sets with sayings, backgrounds and fun accents.

Watch the video below for more info or just contact me today to order yours! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The New Close to My Heart Catalog is Live Today!

And that means you can also order this:

Happy Shopping and Creating everyone!