Friday, August 28, 2015

I EARNED IT!

I'm so thrilled to announce that I have earned my 4th consecutive Close To My Heart Incentive Trip!  


In February 2016,  I will be cruising aboard the Norwegian Escape for a week long cruise in the Eastern Caribbean!  I will be taking one of my CTMH besties, Denise, with me!  We are going to have a blast!!!


A BIG Thank you to all my friends, customers, teammates and fans for all your support this year!  

I LOVE WHAT I DO!  And I'm so glad I get to share it with YOU!


Monday, August 24, 2015

**FLASH SALE**

**FLASH SALE** 




For the next 48 hours only....
Place an order on my website and I will refund your shipping!
Order ANY Cricut Collection and I will also send you this stamp set for FREE! 


Email me with any questions!
HAPPY SHOPPING! 

Don't forget about the retiring list!

Valid August 24-25

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Birthday with Artistry

Who doesn't need birthday cards????

The Cricut Artistry Collection has some FUN FUN FUN cuts that you can use for Birthdays.  
Like this present here!  I cut it out in two colors and at 2 sizes.  
Paired with the August Stamp of the month- Framed, it makes a PERFECT Birthday card :)
*Design inspired by Holly V*


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cricut Artistry Handbook

So what makes this Close To My Heart Artistry cartridge a must have???


Here's a peek at the different features:

Font


Backgrounds & Borders

 Icon



Shapes



Banners


To see page by page, key by key- take a look at the HANDBOOK:
http://content.cricut.com/b/pdfs/res/handbooks/artistry_handbook.pdf

Now.... place your order on my website and I'll send you a THANK YOU GIFT!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August Stamp of the Month- Framed

I am so excited about the August Stamp of the Month- FRAMED!  This stamp set coordinates with the ALL NEW Artistry Cricut Collection- YAY!

PLUS, it's great for ALL OCCASIONS!  

Is it too early to start making Christmas Cards???  





The first project I did with FRAMED was to stamp the frame and then color in the word "Thanks".  Since I received the Stamp of the Month BEFORE getting the Artistry cartridge, I hand cut each of these.... Boy am I glad to have that cartridge now!  

Then, I created a bunch of Thank You cards for my daughter to write after her birthday party.  I used the Paper Fundamentals papers in a couple different colors, which I LOVE, and some shimmer trim in white and pink, gotta have some sparkle!  These cards were super simple to mass produce (20) in one afternoon!  





Did you know that you can get Framed, the August Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase??  So when you order Artistry, you'll have to pick one up!  Plus it's another great stamp set that coordinates :)


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo Recap

Guess who was at the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara this past weekend?????  ME!!!!!

I was so excited to partner with fellow consultant Kristina Baldwin to do this show!  Let me tell you all about it!

Thursday we spent the day setting up and getting our booth to look like this:


Then we got to work!
Myself, Kristina, Deanna and Denise (Not pictured: Deb)

We had a fabulous time meeting new faces, seeing friends from all over, doing make & takes with hundreds and serving our fabulous customers!  


I LOVED being at Expo this weekend, and especially enjoyed meeting new friends who live near me!  I look forward to seeing my Expo friends SOON!

Check out the awesome make & take that Kristina designed!  I love the 3- color stamping that we did using sponge daubers.  The paper fundamentals, dots and sparkles and shimmer trim allowed each person to make theirs unique.  


I created a little gift bag with Artiste to show how you could attach the tag to a gift bag :)


And then I created this card to show how you could even put a tag on a card.  
Supplies used:
Blossom Paper Pack
Zoe Paper Pack
Happy Everything Stamp Set
Paper Fundamentals Whimsy pack
Flamingo Dots
Aqua Dots
Mini Clothespins
Sparkles
Glacier Twine
Mini Stapler
Edge distresser
Cricut Artiste
White Shimmer Trim
Coral Shimmer Trim
Teal Shimmer Trim

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Stampers With An Attitude Blog Hop- Zoe

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  

Who are the Stampers with Attitude????  This is the team led by my upline Kimberly Moss!!!

If you are coming here from Wendy's Blog you are on the right path. 



This month we are featuring the the Zoe Paper Pack. #ctmhzoe

I absolutely LOVE that Close To My Heart has released a paper pack EARLY for us to use in August!  This paper pack is so versatile.  The colors are summery, and fun!

Today I have TWO Cards to share with you!

This first card features the Zoe paper patterns in a starburst fashion.  (CLICK HERE to learn how to do starburst cards)

I used the August Stamp of the Month, Framed, along with some *new* Coral Shimmer Trim on the card.  I did sneak in a piece of patterned paper from Wanderful as well (blue dots).  

This second card is inspired by a card I received from Close To My Heart in the mail.  To create the grey chevron paper, I stamped it using the In The Background stamp set.  Then I stamped "thanks" from You Mean The World To Me Stamp Set.   To finish the card off, I added some white sequins with sparkles in the center.  

Want to see more??  Keep hopping along and check out all the other fabulous work done by my teammates :)  

The next team member on our blog hop is Aggie- check out her fabulous Zoe projects.  Be sure to leave a comment too :)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Get Organized- Roll it up!

OMG!  Take a look at our newest organizational tools that are available to you NOW!  


These Organizing Roll-Ups are in the 2015 NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book, BUT Close To My Heart is making them available to you NOW!  AND, they're throwing in some FREE product to go with them!  SCORE!!!

Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! 

The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix®Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing.



Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! 

The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces.

Place your order NOW on my website and enjoy these fabulous organizing roll-ups AND your NEW freebies as well!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cricut Artistry Collection

Close To My Heart is releasing it's 5th Cricut Collection- ARTISTRY! 

 

 The Artistry cartridge is an artist’s gold mine, replete with a glittering medley of banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and icons. Each key features its own unique theme, so you’ll find a wide variety of choices within this extensive 700-image package, from maritime adventures and camping trips to newborn celebrations and holiday parties—and then some! In addition, the cartridge’s unique font will add visual spice to any project you create!




*** When you order through Jen, you will receive your choice of:
Zoe Paper Pack
White Daisy Cardstock OR
Colonial White Cardstock
*Offer valid August 1-10

Zoe Paper pack:



CLICK HERE 
to join my Order Interest list.  I will contact you on August 1st to get your order going right away! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Want it ALL?????

Do you WANT IT ALL?????

If you LOVE Close To My Heart's products as much as I do, and WANT IT ALL.... please consider joining my CTMH family!  I would love to share with you more about the CTMH opportunity, one that has brought so much joy, fun and $$ to my life!  YOU can do what I do!  

August 1st, the NEW CONSULTANT KIT will be available.  

Newly packaged, this kit is a GIFT!  It's full of everything you need to get started with CTMH!  



It's just $129 to get started!  
Email me to chat about this amazing opportunity!

If you're ready... SIGN UP HERE on August 1st

If you have been a consultant previously... on August 1st, you can sign back up for only $49!  SERIOUSLY!!!!  $49 to join again!  EMAIL ME for details!  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CTMH Convention Recap

Close To My Heart Convention week is my favorite week of the year!  It's the most wonderful time of the year.  What makes it even better is that it's held at Disneyland- my favorite place!  Double the fun!!

This year, I headed down a day early so I could spend time with my friends from all over the US.  These ladies are some of my dearest friends, they're inspiring and supportive.  We spent the day by the pool then headed to dinner.  


One of my favorite parts of convention is checking in!  We get our name tag, ribbons and agendas.  This year, I got a "Presenter" because I taught a class, "Director", "Hawaii 2015" for earning the incentive trip & "CTMH 5K" for the 5k fun run through Disney.  I also was surprised to get an Award Recipient pin in my bag!!!!!  




Leadership Day was Wednesday.  The leaders of CTMH get to come a day early and learn a little more about how to better serve their teams.  These are all the leaders on MY team!  HOW AWESOME!!!



Wednesday is also Team Meeting day.  My team and I go to my upline's team meeting.  Here, several of us Directors were asked to speak on a topic.  We were given magic wands and a Fairy Godmother hat, as well as a crown necklace. We are so spoiled by our upline!


We also attended my second upline- Karen Morris' team Open House.  



The theme for convention this year was "Up".  Remember, Adventure is out there!


Thursday's General Session was fun, exciting and uplifting!  
 One of my team members, April, won a trip to SLC in the fall for our Album Retreat!  I'm so excited for her, and of course will be there with her :)

As general session ends, we get our Convention Bag- isn't this soooo beautiful!

And of course our own copy of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I cannot wait for you to get your hands on one too!  

The girls and I had to immediately dive in and drool all over our new Idea Books!  So much fun!

Thursday's creative session had us make this AMAZING Layout!  I love this!!!!!  
You'll see our new Paper Fundamentals designs on this page, as well as our new colors featured!  

This is my WHOLE TEAM that attended convention!  How lucky am I to have 9 downline and 3 of my sideline sisters there with me!  <3 font="">

Thursday night is Director's Dinner.  Keeley and I attended and sat with some team members.  Our director's gift this year is this beautiful Make it From Your Heart poster pictured here!  

The lovely Monica Wihongi, CCO



Friday morning, these beautiful Hearts were sitting in the Director's chairs, I'm so thrilled to have a NEW Team Sign!



Friday morning general session brought us Christmas Morning, along with the NEW Holiday Expressions Idea Book- where all Holiday (Halloween through Christmas) items are featured!  



Friday afternoon it was showtime for me!  I was asked to teach a class at convention about Sharing the Opportunity!  What a fun experience that was for me :)  I was able to teach everyone at convention how to share our passion for CTMH with others.  I also got to show them the BRAND NEW CONSULTANT KIT that will be available on August 1st!  AND I got to present the new Straight to the top program that will begin this fall.  I had a blast teaching at convention!  

 Friday night was the awards banquet.  I was honored to receive 10th place for Team Building!  That's 10th place in all of North America!  So thrilled to share that honor with my downline Keeley, we both tied for 10th place! 






Saturday morning, it was time for the Operation Smile 5K fun run.  We started in Downtown Disney at 5:30am, and ran through Disneyland, then California Adventure.  I ran the whole way- woohoo!  It was a blast!  
 

Close To My Heart Convention came to a Close on Saturday afternoon with a Q&A session with Jeanette Lynton.  This is always one of the highlights for me for convention.  Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO, is such a beautiful, inspiring woman.  She tells the greatest, funniest stories, has such eloquent and motivating words and she brings the house down with her charm.  


The day after convention, Sunday, I spent the day with my teammates hanging out at California Adventure!  We rode rides, had a delicious lunch, rode more rides and had special viewing of the World Of Color Show!  I love spending time with these girls!!!





All in all, a FABULOUS week spent with the best of friends!  And at the happiest place on earth!  What could be better????

If you've made it this far, and want to join in on the fun and join us next year at DisneyWorld, EMAIL ME!  Let's chat about the opportunity to be a Close To My Heart Consultant and do what I do!

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