Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Card Workshop

I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but in the crafting world, you've always got to be thinking ahead.

And with that, it's time to get your Christmas cards done! I had big plans to hold a Christmas card workshop this year as I have in years past. However, every weekend has filled up and so, instead of hosting a workshop, I'm offering kits this year.

Here's how it works. Choose from one of the three cards shown below or select a combination of the three. Each kit includes the precut material for 15 cards with envelopes. If you don't specify the combination of cards upon checkout, you will receive five of each design.

Choose pre-stamped (you assemble) or choose from the stamp/card kit or the stamp/card/inks kit.  The stamp/card kit includes the 15 pre-cut cards and envelopes plus the Single Snowflake stamp and the Santa Claus stamp set--you stamp and assemble but provide your own inks. The stamp/card/inks kit includes all of the above plus a Ruby ink pad and a Whisper ink pad.

Need more than 15 cards? Additional pre-stamped cards can be purchased for $1.20 each (envelopes included). Additional pre-cut (you stamp) cards can be purchase for 80 cents each (envelopes included). Order yours today to make sure you get them done in time for Christmas! Pick up from me or select the ship option in the cart.

Happy Christmas Card Crafting!

Christmas Card Kits

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Simply Inspired Blog Hop--Handcrafted Holidays

I am so excited to be a part of the Simply Inspired Blog Hop. This particular hop is all about Handcrafted Holidays. If you have been moving along the blog hop chain, you should have just arrived from Diana Veenendaal's blog. If you got lost along the way or just want to go back to the beginning and start from there, click here for a complete list of bloggers in this hop.

I am a big fan of vintage items. I am also a big fan of Christmas. Combine the two and I am one happy girl. Browsing on Pinterest recently, I was inspired by various samples of Putz Christmas Villages. I found a pattern and decided that I had to make one. Utilizing the Sparkle and Shine paper and the Sparkle and Shine Complements Dimensional Elements, I went to work.

I am so in love with this project. It's like a tiny little North Pole house. The base is 4x6" and the house only stands 6" high at the highest peak. You could get two houses out of one 12x12" sheet of paper.

Can't you just picture a little elf stepping out of that door? The Noel flag is from the Sparkle and Shine Assortment and was a last minute addition. For a frosted window pane look, I used glitter paper.

I random stamped the base with the Single Snowflake in Whisper ink.  And I added some prisma glitter to give it some North Pole sparkle. There was a little incident when I was adding prisma glitter. Needless to say, I was pretty sparkly last night and so was my craft room.

I hope I've inspired you. I know I am definitely in the holiday spirit. Now, hop on over to Pamela O'Connor's blog to check out what she has created.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Picture Your Life part II

I promised a picture of what was offered in the Picture Your Life offer (see original post here) and here is one:

This is only one of the 8 programs that you will be able to choose from if you join CTMH between now and December 15th and achieve $300 in sales by March 31, 2014. I know this is a just a sneak peek. I don't get to see anything more than this either but I'm sure the others will all be equally darling.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up or don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. I love being a part of this company. I'd love to have you join me in the adventure.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Picture Your Life with Close to My Heart

Have I ever told you how or why I joined Close to My Heart? Believe it or not, it was almost 19 years ago! I was invited to several DOTS (Dozens of Terrific Stamps) parties as Close to My Heart was known then. I always had a conflict until about my 4th invite. I was absolutely hooked! I hosted a party of my own and I bought item after item and I was making cards and praising these stamps up and down to everyone. As I was showing my mom my latest creation, she said to me, "Have you considered selling this?" Hmmm. No, I hadn't. But now I did. As soon as I got home from my parents' home, I called my consultant and said, "What do I need to do to sign up?" And that was all she wrote. I've been with this fabulous company ever since. I've had my ups and downs. I've been everything from a hobbyist in this company to a business builder and you know what? No matter what your goals are, it's okay. This company has room for everyone. And I got an added bonus. Besides amazing products, great ideas, good discounts, and some really fun trips, I've made some of my best friends through Close to My Heart. What an unexpected and blessed bonus!

Why am I telling you this? Because CTMH is offering an unprecedented Consultant opportunity. If you have ever considered becoming a consultant then this may just be the month for you. From November 1—December 15, new Consultants who enroll with Close to My Heart may also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. What's the new product? It's the gorgeous new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", plus a 12"x12" cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It's a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants! To be eligible for the free product, the new Consultant must remit $300 in commissionable personal sales by March 31, 2014. I haven't even seen the new product yet but I should have pictures to post soon. I am picturing a project life/Simple Stories type product with a Close to My Heart twist to make your memory keeping faster, simpler and easier.

So do you want to learn more? First of all, here's a picture of the Essentials kit, just $49. You are essentially getting 70% off the products shown here! WOW!

Or, if you want more, go for the Master kit. It includes all of the Essentials kit plus the items shown here for just $99.00. Still a whopping deal!

Can you do this business? Yes, you can, whether you want to build a business or just get a discount on the product you love. Everyone is welcome here. Signing up is fast and easy. Just go to this link and follow the instructions. If you are at all hesitant or have questions, please contact me and we can talk through any questions, concerns, issues, etc. you may have before signing up. I had no idea what I was embarking on when I joined this company almost 19 years ago but I am so glad I did!