Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wishes with Bella

Create your cards in a snap with Close to My Hearts newest How-to Book, Wishes! Bulk cardmaking, trendy circle cards and all new patterns make Jeanette Lynton's latest hardbound, how-to cardmaking book a must have!

I used my FAVORITE Summer My Reflections Kit, Bella (X7114B) and the Wishes Greeting Card Workshop to design these 16 cards (8 designs, 2 cards each). It was quick and easy to put together following the card confidence design and all made with only 1 piece of patterned paper and 2 sheets of cardstock, plus the 16 card bases! Add a little stamping (I used: Thank You, D1361) and some embellishments and I have 16 Thank You cards ready to go!

I love our new Wishes book...most especially the Card Workshops incorporated into it...making it so easy not whip up a beautiful batch of cards in no-time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bella - All Natural!

Trey and Caden had their school pictures trying to decide what papers to use, I found the Workshops on the Go (kit of the month) layout created with Bella worked great for these pics!

I love Bellas color scheme of Hollyhock (my favorite of our 60 colors!!!), Olive, Smokey Plum and Creme Brulee! Most of the projects I've been making have focused on the Hollyhock and Smokey Plum...but using the Olive with Smokey plum on this layout gives more of a natural color and allows me to use it withh pictures of my boys!!

I was delight to be able to finalize the layout and get the boys pictures scrapbooked all in one fell swoop! I rotated the pages to accommodate the pictures and swapped the journaling block for a picture.

I am still struggling with how grown up the boys are starting to chubby cheeks and little baby faces...definitely looking more like little boys...and they are already planning their 5th birthday party...what are we to do? ;0)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

CTMH Baby Shower 15 minute Album

Create an adorable mini album in 15-minutes using Close to My Hearts Level 1 My Reflections kits and the My Creations Display Album (Z1054)

Select your favorite CTMH Level 1 My Reflections Kit, in this mini-album I used Sweet Pea (X7093) to create a quick Baby Shower Gift. I didn't use the Alpha stickers so they can be included in the gift and our "Mom to be" can personalize the album! I used remaining scrap to make gift cards and added a little bling to the album.

With the Level 1 Preprinted Layouts, when you cut them into 6x6 pages, they are already done for you!!! Then I used remaining pieces to add photo mats or extra page designs for the solid color pieces.

Our newest My Reflections Kits - Animal Cookies (X7112A), is another fabulous Baby Shower idea! Silhoutte (X7090A) is fabulous for Bridal Shower Gifts. And don't let the ideas stop there...any of our Level 1 My Reflections Kits can be quickly transformed into a 6x6 Mini-Album!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

CTMH Favorite Five FREE!


Have you ever thought about becoming a Close to my Heart Consultant or Hobbyist? The time is now!! BECOME A CLOSE TO MY HEART CONSULTANT between July 1-31 and CTMH will send you your choice of five additional select products* for FREE, with no additional s/h or tax!

It's a limited opportunity you'll want to jump on right away! Here are the products to choose from:

My Acrylix Thank you Stamp Set (retail value $22.95)
Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit (retail value $34.95)
Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (retail value $14.95)
Life Delights Memory Showcase (retail value $12.95)
My Originals Hello Birdie Card Kit (retail value $12.95)
Creative Basics Silhouette Collection (retail value $8.95)
HeartFelt Whimsy Die-Cuts (retail value $9.95)
All-Out Adventure Rub-Ons (retail value $9.95)
Window Charms Squares (retail value $9.95)

Remember there are no minimums and no hidden fees. When you sign up you will receive a discount for life on all of your CTMH products! Contact me today to answer your questions! Or click here to be taken to the on-line application.

* Limit of one item each, up to five items total, while supplies last. Select your Favorite Five during the online enrollment process.

The kit alone is worth over $300 in products and only costs $99! With this month's special, you'll be getting even more product!!

It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything electronically just by going to my website and following the steps below:

1. Go to or click any of the links.

2. Click on "Your Opportunities"

3. At the bottom of the screen, locate the line: To sign up or for more information to become a Consultant. "Click Here"

4. It will take you into the application, which will only take a few minutes to complete.