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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Artbooking Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring creations made with our latest Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local, independent consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle . If you came from Lynette's blog C 1 Make 1 , then you are in the right place!

Here's a layout I made using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I love just how fast & easy it was to make this layout.  A big bonus of using the Artbooking cartridge is that each page in the manual has a predetermined size in which to set your Cricut to.  You have no more guess work as to what size setting to use.  I'll explain about that more in a while.




To make this layout, I started my choosing which overlay I wanted to use.  I opted for this one from page 59.  No matter how many items I want to cut from this page, by simply setting the Cricut dial size to the recommended 11", everything from this page will be cut in proportion to a 12" x 12" layout with an 11" overlay.  No more guessing what size to cut something only to find out that you cut it too big or too small.


The next thing I wanted to do was pick the photo mat.  I chose to use the ones from page 64.  It worked perfectly with my 7" x 5" photo and 6" x 4" photos.  What was nice too is that I didn't have to change the size setting on my Cricut.  It cut the photo mats in proportion to my layout for me.



Once I added the photo mats, I wanted to add a title.  I loved the "Explore" from page 38.  Now, this page suggests to set the size dial to 8" for a mini album page.  Since I wanted to add it to a 12" layout, I simply left my Cricut size setting at 11".  It fit perfectly!  To define it on the background cardstock, I simply used my journaling pen to edge it.


Directly under the "Explore" title, I wanted to add "Paradise" to make the title, "Explore Paradise".  To do that, I selected the sentiment from page 52.  That page in the handbook is set to 7" to create a mini album page where that particular title fits 2/3 across the page.  Figuring this would make it about 4" long, I set the size dial to 7", to cut "Paradise" just as if it were to be used on the mini album, therefore, making it the perfect size for my layout.

 
I needed a great journaling piece and I found that on page 44 in the handbook.  This time I set my Cricut to 5" and used REAL DIAL SIZE.  I wanted this piece to be 5" tall.  I then left the setting the same & cut the "My Favorite Photos" overlay.


The final Cricut Artbooking cut I used on this layout came from page 44.  This mini album page suggested to set the machine at 8" for this border piece.  I instead set my size dial to 10" to make it just a bit larger for my layout.  I backed it with some Ruby cardstock to give some contrast.



The cardstock colours used in the layout are Goldrush as the base pages, Outdoor Denim as the overlay, Lagoon as the photo mats, Honey as the titles, Sorbet as the journaling piece & a little Kraft, Ruby & Sweet Leaf backing the overlay.  I also added just a tiny bit of the Teal Shimmer Trim and White Marquee Enamel Shapes to embellish.

The "Amazing" on the right photo mat is from a zip strip from the Skylark paper pack.

Thanks for checking out my artwork.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is It's My Garage- I Can Craft in It! .
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart's Blog, My Creations with Michelle , as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Home Decor projects.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

An offer you can't refuse!


Have you ever thought about Joining Close to My Heart?
Would you be interested in joining if I told you our New Consultant kit (LOADED With Fabulous Product) was valued at over $300 and it only Cost you $99?

What if I told you that by hitting a 3-month sales goal Close to My Heart will GIVE you your $99 back?!


   What?! Wait for it......

   What if I told you that during the Month of April, everyone who joins Close to my Heart will not only receive these promotions above but they will also receive a $99 Cricut Bundle of their choice?!




Yes! I shall repeat!

Join Close to My Heart in April and Receive your choice from 1 of our 3 EXCLUSIVE CRICUT BUNDLES - ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Go ahead, Pick your chin up off your keyboard and Contact me TODAY!

There have been several of you who have contacted me over the past few months expressing interest in Joining my Canadian Scrappers CTMH TEAM after the new Year.....well, CTMH is Sweetening the Deal! Now our Consultant Kit is BETTER THAN EVER!! You can receive over $400 worth of product for only $99! Better yet...When you hit the Straight To The Top Sales Goal CTMH will refund you the price of your Kit! That's right! Hit the STTT Sales Goal and they will give you back your $99! Whoot! Exciting! I can hardly wait to start sharing all of the 'secret' product details with youuuuuu!!!
 
Hurry on over to MY WEBSITE to get started today.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Favourite Things

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring creations using products that will we love.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Krista's blog, Simply Creating then you are in the right place!

I'd like to share with you the NEW Picture My Life, Babycakes Scrapbooking Program.  There are 8 different themed kits available for just $24.95 CDN each.


Each kit include:

44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ (various designs)

These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.


Pictured above is what I have left over from the kit after completing 26 layout pages and 6 cards!  You get so much bang for your buck with these kits!  At the end of this post, I'll also add close up pictures of each card. 


I don't want to leave anything out so that you get a true flavour for what you can do with the Picture My Life (PML) kits so be ready for lots of artwork :)























I was able to scrapbook 113 pictures in under 4 hours!!  Feels nice to be catching up a little.  In addition to the page protectors that came in the kit, I did add some of the Design 2 Memory Protectors, which have 6 horizontal 4" x 6" photo pockets.

Here are close ups of those cards I made using some left over pieces from this kit plus leftovers from the Babycakes Paper Pack.







Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Terry Ann Diack - It's My Garage- I Can Craft In It! . If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list. 



Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring card boxes. We hope you will join us again on March 15th, 2014.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

NEW Spring/Summer Consultant Kit

Here is the NEW consultant kit that you can get for just $99.  That's a retail value of over $300!


You can actually earn back the price for this kit, less shipping, when you reach Straight To The Top.  That's $1,200 in sales in 90 days.  Not only will you earn back the kit price but you'll also have earned 22% commission on all of your sales, but you can also year Select Product Credit (SPC) all dependent on your personal monthly sales totals.

I provide my team with excellent training, personalized for YOUR goals.

Want even more??  Here you go...

For New Consultants: New Consultants who enroll in January will receive a FREE Cloud Nine cardmaking kit when they have submitted total personal sales of $300. Qualifying minimum sales must be achieved by the end of a new Consultant’s first full quarter, as no inactive Consultant can qualify for this promotion.  



Contact me for more information or click here to JOIN.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

YOU can get the NEW CTMH Spring/Summer products early!

Just 14 sleeps until Close To My Heart consultants can order products from the NEW Spring/Summer Idea Book!!

If you're in Canada and would like to join my team, for as little as $49, receive between $155 to $335 in products and have the opportunity to earn a generous discount on your scrapbooking supplies....then you should hop on over to my website & sign up now.

http://brandy.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx




Contents of the New Consultant Essentials Kit include:  $49 plus shipping & tax.

Everything to meet your crafting and career needs. Approximately $155 in retail value!
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125)
  • Petite Perks™ A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (W2026)
  • Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C)
  • Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065)
  • Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
  • Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105)
  • Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190)
  • My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556)
  • My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563)
  • My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)


New Consultant Master Kit:  $99 plus shipping & tax.

Includes everything in the Essentials Kit plus more supplies and 5 Studio J® layouts. Approximately $335 in retail value!
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 Gathering Postcard (W1124)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125)
  • Petite Perks™ A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2026)
  • Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C)
  • Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065)
  • My Crush™ Modville Book (Z1855)
  • My Crush™ Besties Assortment (Z1886)
  • My Crush™ Best Day Ever Assortment (Z1887)
  • Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™ Small Assortment (Z1747)
  • Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
  • Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105)
  • Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190)
  • My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556)
  • My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563)
  • My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551)
  • My Acrylix® Reel Life Stamp Set (B1431)
  • 2" × 6 1⁄2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

I offer excellent training all based on your personal goals as well as a personal rewards program.

Contact me to hear all about the perks of being part of the Close To My Heart family.