Showing posts with label CTMH Convention 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CTMH Convention 2013. Show all posts

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Another CTMH Scrapbook Layout

It is soon time for me to head out to work, but before I do, I wanted to share another layout that I recently completed for my CTMH Convention Album.

I actually completed it in May and didn't want to post it until after Convention which is why you see my old blog address.  Anyway, it is a combination of two paper packets...Clementine and Dakota.  That is one of the many great things about CTMH, it is so easy to create because everything coordinates so well together.  I don't know how well it shows in the picture, but the rainbow actually pops up as you turn the page.  Click on the picture and it will show better.  I took all three of those pictures...just in the right spot at the right time.
Scrapbooking with CTMH is just the best.  I love combining stamping, the Cricut Cartridges and Stickease on one layout.  And, with the terrific embellishments you can spice up your pages even more.  All while creating "faster, simpler, easier."  :o)  Well, off to work.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Close To My Heart Scrapbooking

I started scrapbooking many many years ago.  I, like so many others, was invited to a "home party" and was told to bring 3 pictures and be ready to be hooked for life.  So, off I tootled to that party, pictures in hand and guess what...I was hooked for life!  It was a Creative Memories party hosted by a teacher where DH works and the consultant was a fellow teacher.  I spent a small fortune!  Cover sets, papers, tools...those border and circle/oval cutters, that corner rounder that I STILL use.  Even my current CTMH students know that if you want the best corner rounder use the 2 color blue one.  :o)

But things change.  I made several albums and then I discovered card making.  I was introduced to Close To My Heart via a friend and another home gathering.  Oh wow... what terrific goodies.  Beautiful, high quality papers, white core card stock that I can distress and age, STAMPS and inks that feed both my scrapbooking and card making addiction.  I spent yet another fortune on stamps, inks and those terrific acrylic blocks.  I thought, I don't have to worry about storing those bulky wood blocks anymore. 

When it came time to make the decision to start my own paper crafting business, the decision was easy.  I went with Close To My Heart.  They had everything.  Card making and scrapbooking supplies, all kinds of tools, ultra high quality products and those stamps.  :o)  The compensation plan was great, the discount was great and even better was the solid foundation that Jeanette Lynton had built for CTMH.  Faster, Simpler, Easier...Let me show you how... were all mantras that soon began to roll off my tongue. 

This is a scrapbook layout that I recently did as the opening page of my Convention 2013 Album Contest entry.  There are so many goodies packed into this layout...items from the Cricut Cartridges, color coordinated papers, embellishments, stamping and the all important journaling.  Close To My Heart truly does help you to create beautiful scrapbook albums.

I've been on my scrapbooking journey for at least 15 years and a Close To My Heart Consultant for five.  I have never looked back.  I have never regretted either a CM or a CTMH purchase.  Times change.  The gals that initially got me started all those years ago have both left DH's school, but would you believe we still remain in communication!  Close To My Heart has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people.  CTMH has helped me grow as an artist and has helped me grow as a person.  Don't be afraid of change.  Give CTMH a try.  Let me help you meet new people and expand your horizons.  Visit my website for more information.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Oh, am I ever loving the soon to be released CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!  I spent some more time yesterday playing with it and it is really amazing.  Prior to the 2013 Convention, there was a post from Close To My Heart that indicated that something that was going to be unveiled at Convention was "ground breaking."  Well, let me tell you, it is this cartridge.  You know how so many times, you are working on a layout and you waste paper because you misjudged the size of your image or title?  Admit it, we've all done it... :o)  With Artbooking, you will no longer waste that time and paper!  Contained right on the pages of the booklet, are full scrapbook layouts with the mats, titles and embellishments designed to fit.  A few simple cuts and you have a layout.  There are also several mini books that are set up the same way.
I guess I am still on Convention mode, but this is a layout I did yesterday.  It features some fun pictures from Disney.  The best thing is that short of the stamped stitching along the sides (Stitched Together C1459) everything is done with the products contained in the Artbooking Cricut Package.  Even the title stamp and the stamped arrows are from the package.  How can you argue with that. 

Artbooking will be available to the general public in just a few days (August 1st.)  I know that everyone is going to love it as much as I do.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CTMH Convention 2013 Highlights

Hi Everyone!  Look what I found this morning.  Yours truly is right at the beginning!  I'm also toward the end pictured with the Paperdolls and members of my team...The Memory Savers!

Do you love to preserve your memories?  Do you love to share your passion for scrapbooking with others?  Do you love to have fun?  Watch this video and see the fun and camaraderie that you have share in when you become a CTMH Consultant.  The start up kit is as little as $49 (plus s/h and tax) and will get you started with over $150 worth of memory saving productions.  Contact me for more information or visit my website.  I would love to have you join us in 2014.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 5, 2013

CTMH 2013 Convention

The Close To My Heart Convention is so much fun!  It is the chance to meet up with dear friends that I only get to see once or twice a year and have a great time with friends and down line that I see all the time...

We were so lucky...CTMH gave us twilight park tickets!  When I learned that Convention was in Disney, I figured that I just wouldn't have the opportunity to visit a park.  And then the great news.  Several of us headed off to Magic Kingdom during one of our free nights.  I was so thrilled as was Mickey and Minne!  :o)

Convention is not all fun and games though.  There are a great number of meetings along with a lot of creative time learning about the new products.  I was very privileged to be selected as a "Creative Helper" at one of those creative sessions.  Wow, was I sworn to secrecy.  I was sent a projects using the new fall 2013 projects, asked to complete them at home and then bring them with me to help other Consultants work with the new products.  It was so much fun.

That's me in the black helping my upline and my CTMH "sister" with the new project.  I'll post more pictures of the project as the Idea Book release draws closer.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

New Look, New Ideas...Let's Save Some Memories

Welcome to my new blog!  If you've come here from my past blog thank you.  If you have just stumbled onto my Close To My Heart Saving Memories with Cindy blog, I am very happy about that, too.

I've just arrived home from the Close To My Heart 2013 Convention in Disney World.  What a wonderful time we had.
Being a CTMH Consultant has opened so many doors.  The opportunity to travel, meet new people and to be involved with a solvent progressive company are just a few of the great perks.  It is easy to become a Consultant!  For just $49 (plus shipping and tax) you can be on your way and be a member of my Memory Savers team.  Just email me for more information.

Look at all the goodies that come in your $49 kit.  Plus I've give you a little sneak peek at many of the new items set to be released on August 1st.
Thanks again for finding my new blog and keep watching as I will be posting more pictures from Convention along with fun artwork.  For Now, Happy Crafting!