Showing posts with label Rediscover Scrapbooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rediscover Scrapbooking. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Scrapbooking

Close To My Heart recently released this video and I just had to share it!
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!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

CTMH Scrapbook Layout Featuring Claire Paper Packet

Alas, I have to work the Michaels Crop this afternoon, but before I headed out, I wanted to create something.  Not having much time, I needed to do something quick and simple and yet did my pictures justice.  This is what I love about Close To My Heart.  Everything coordinates...the stamps, the papers and the embellishments.  One of the new tag lines for CTMH is Rediscover Scrapbooking and that is just what I intend to do.
I was able to make this layout very quickly but it does include several techniques and elements.  I've tone on tone stamped in the corners and added just a touch of Prisma Glitter for some bling.  I also tone on tone random stamped the hollyhock strip down the middle for just a little movement.  And, I sponged all the card stock edges for depth.  The title was made using CTMH self adhesive Felt Letters.  Quick, easy and yet still celebrates the magic of Disney at night.
Just a quick list of the CTMH products I used...
Champagne, Blush and Hollyhock Card Stock
Hollyhock, Pacifica and Champagne Inks
Blue Sparkles
Prisma Glitter
Pacifica Mini-Medleys (retired)
Pacifica Felt Letters (retired)
Rock The Block Stamp Set (Retired)
May 2013  Stamp of the Month
I purposely used some retired products not to frustrate you if you liked them, but to show you that even though a product may be retired, it is still usable and coordinates beautifully with the current product.  When CTMH retires a product, they always seem to come out with something new that is even bigger and better.
Stop by my website to see the Claire paper packet along with all of the other fun products.  For Now, Happy Crafting!