Blessed Beyond Measure

Are you ready for another fantastic Stamp of the Month?  This stamp is really getting me in the mood for Fall – it has a pumpkin, maple leaves & phrases of thankfulness, gratitude & blessings.

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Here’s a card I made with the Jeepers Creepers paper packet (not just for Halloween!).  It also uses the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the pumpkin (I cut off the extra leaves & vines at the top of the pumpkin) and leaves.

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I also used it to add a saying (replacing journaling) on a Swan Lake layout.

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Here is a great framed piece from the fantastic CTMH staff –

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I’ve seen lots of great cards and scrapbooking done with this stamp set by sister consultants – just search #ctmhblessedbeyondmeasure to see for yourself.

~Enjoy!

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Back To School Layout

Jeepers Creepers isn’t just for Halloween!  Here’s a cute back to school layout we’ll be making in the scrapbook class this month…

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I combined the Jeepers Creepers paper with Pacifica and White Daisy cardstocks (and some scraps of Poppy for the apples).  Then used Emerald, Pacifica, and Ruby inks along with the School Kids and Let’s Go My Acrylix stamp sets.  I also used the Typography and Pen Pals alphas stamp sets.

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I must need new glasses – I really thought this was more in focus when I took the picture!

With the basic, clean lines, this layout comes together quickly.  Sadly – it’s quicker than my photography skills because I’ve only got pictures of 1 son scowling because he had to start school and the other son has a streak of sunlight across his face.  Hopefully I can get them to cooperate and ‘recreate’ back to school pictures – then I’ll be set!

Jeepers Creepers!!!

Jeepers Creepers – is it time for Halloween already?!  I know it’s still a month away, but check out these great papers & embellishments.  And guess what – like so many of our products – although it’s themed – you can take it outside the box and use it in different ways.  Check out these cards.

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Check out these 2 cards – identical design, using different patterns – one is a fun kids card, the other works great for adults or anyone.

 

Here’s a nice, not-so-scary Get Well card

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How about a non-Halloween sympathy card…

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So whether you want to create Halloween themed fun or take this great paper in a different direction – have fun!!

~Enjoy!

 

Saying Goodbye to Summer Products

I know we still have a few more weeks on the calendar of summer, but school’s back in session, the weather is getting cooler, and it’s time once again to say good bye to summer.  It’s also time to say good bye to the products in the CTMH Season Expressions II idea book.  We’ve had some fun papers and great stamp sets to play with this past summer – I’ve loved so many of them – I hate to see them go!  Here are a few of my favorites.

MAGICAL Workshop Your Way, Amusement Park and Beyond Awesome stamp sets.

 

CALYPSO Workshop Your Way, Tickled Pink, Safari Ballet, Wise-Guy Birthday stamp sets.

 

FLORENCE Workshop Your Way, A Bunch of Love and Smarty Pants stamp sets

 

These products will be available through 31 August – or while supplies last.  Check out all the retiring products on my web site gerri.closetomyheart.com.

Contact me if you have any questions!

~Enjoy

Purr-fect Halloween SOTM

Good morning!  I just wanted to take a minute to share the August Stamp of the Month with you.  It’s such a fun and versatile stamp set.  I know the name of it includes Halloween – but you can leave off the Halloween portions and just have a cat stamp.  I even saw another consultant create an amazing patterned background with just the smaller pieces (eyes, end of the tag, etc)

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This cute stamp set has 17 images and coordinates with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (see the image outlined in red below).  Dress up your cat with stamped images, watercolors or markers.  You get to pick his (or her) eyes, and even add a bat nose.

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Here’s the card I made for the Calypso classes.  It uses Calypso paper packet, Sapphire cardstock and ink, Lemon pigment ink with clear embossing powder and the craft heater, some sequins from the Magical pack, and Bitty Sparkles.

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Here’s a watercolored card from CTMH (I didn’t even realize I used the same stamp until I just pulled this down to post it).  In addition to the watercolors, this home office card also uses Calypso along with some Fundamentals papers.

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This stamp set is only available through 31 August.  You can get it for just $17.95 or with a $50 purchase, pay just $5 (gerri.ctmh.com)!  What a great deal!

~Enjoy!

 

 

Retiring Colors

I had big plans to post about my vacation in FL and PA – but we were on the go most of the time and didn’t have a great internet connection. AND – it is much more tiring and time consuming to recover from vacation that it used to be!!!  Now I’m back in UT, getting ready to send all 3 boys to Scout Camp & soak in a week of solitude (except for when I have to go to work).  I have a vacation post in draft – so I’ll get back to that next week when the house is quiet.  In the mean time, I wanted to share some info about retiring product.  Previously, I posted about the 2016 Retiring Products….  But – with convention, comes the announcement of new colors and those that will be leaving.

This year we’re saying good bye to 7 colors from the Adventure color group, but we’re saying Hello to EIGHT new colors – 7 new colors for Adventure and a Color of the Year.  The Color of the Year will only be available between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017… check back for more details.

The 7 retiring colors are Gypsy, Topiary, Pear, Honey, Sunset, Cotton Candy and Hollyhock.

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Don’t forget to stock up on these ink stamp pads and re-inkers so you have them available to use with papers you’ve already purchased.  Are you still playing with Calypso or Kaliedoscope – stock up on these retiring colors so you’ll have a perfect match!

Don’t worry, about filling the gap left by these retiring colors, because CTMH came through with some bold & beautiful replacements.  Watch for them on 1 August, or come check them out in person on 30 July at my New Product Reveal – contact me for details!

~Enjoy!

Baby I’m Worth IT!

1604-cc-baby-im-worth-itThe April Constant Campaign at Close To My Heart is FABULOUS!  Have you ever considered teaching others to be make cards or scrapbooks?  Would you like to purchase sweet Close To My Heart products at a discount?  Or – would you like to do ALL of these things AND get paid for it?  Then this month’s special is for YOU!

 

 

When you sign up as a consultant during April – you get:

  • The New Consultant Kit for just $75 (retail value of product and supplies is $205!)
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to personalize your kit with the things you’d like for building your business (or building your stash!)
  • The chance to earn a free CRICUT cartridge or $100 in additional Select Product Credit by submitting $350 in sales during your first 30 days.15-ai-cricut-artfully-sent-collection
  • The Straight To the Top Incentive Program – earn additional product and exclusive1510-straight-to-the-top-medium-organizer-with-productstamp sets, bags & jewelry based on sales submitted (plus the commission on those sales!)

 

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Those are the product & monetary benefits – but in addition there are:

 

  • New friends to meet (customers, fellow consultants, other business folks)
  • Fantastic Up Line and Side Line support – business questions, artistic inspiration – you name it!
  • Amazing artwork ideas – the Home Office does a wonderful job of providing artwork you can use in your business – or create your own – the choice is yours.
  • Beautiful paper crafting products to play with!

So, whether you are a hobbyist (you just want to build your stash at a great price), would like to add a little income by doing this part time, or if you’d like to build a larger business & team – just go to my website at gerri.ctmh.com – to look for more details and get signed up.

If you have additional questions please give me a call at 801-920-4681 or email at gerri-ctmh@hotmail.com  – I would love to be a part of the team that helps you succeed!!

Enjoy!

~Gerri