Friday, April 24, 2015

Why I've been with CTMH for 8 years

Today is my 8 year Anniversary with Close To My Heart.  I never imagined how my life would change when I decided on a whim to sign up April 24, 2007.  

When I joined CTMH, I was looking for the discount and to share with friends.    
Now, I truly enjoy teaching classes, scrapbooking with my friends and sharing my love for CTMH!  I have earned 3 All-expense paid incentive trips to places I never thought I could afford to go to.  I have been able to take my family on other vacations that we never dreamed we could do.  I am recognized on stage at CTMH Conventions and am even teaching others.  I have a team of CTMH sisters all over the nation that I adore!  I enjoy mentoring them AND learning from them!  This is truly my dream job!!!



Bu, I have a lot on my plate, I admit it!

I constantly am asked HOW I do it..... and of course WHY I choose to do it all.

So here's my story.... I am married to a High School baseball coach (and teacher).  He's been coaching since we met.  His aspirations have always been to coach in college, but for now, he loves coaching at the High School level. Coaching baseball is not just a March through May thing.... its YEAR ROUND!  He starts up at the end of August with fall ball.  That ends at the end of October or so.  At the end of November, they get into try-outs and winter ball.  They are in full-fledged baseball season as soon as winter break ends.  Games begin at the end of February and end with the Valley Championship at the end of May.  As soon as that is done, they try-out for summer ball.  That lasts until through mid-July.  So our summer begins then and ends when I go back to work the second week of August. 
This demanding schedule of the baseball coach gets harder every year!  I signed up for this (as the wife) and I support it. 



I am a full-time teacher too.  I teach elementary school Physical Education. I have been teaching 14 years and I love it (again).  I had a rough couple years, but am back to doing what I love.   

I am a mom of two young kids.  They are now 9, in 3rd grade and almost 7, in 1st grade.  These two alone are enough to keep a mom busy ALL THE TIME!  Between baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, girl scouts, there's never a dull moment and rarely down time. I am such a lucky mom though!  They are truly the light of my life!!!


So HOW do I do it????
*PASSION!---- I have a true passion for memory keeping and helping others preserve memories for years to come. I have the fire, desire and passion for it all.  If I'm going to do something, I'm going to give it my all and get it done!
*EXCITEMENT--- I am excited about my "jobs".  They are not really jobs to me, they are fun!  I try to ooze that enthusiasm. 
*SUPPORT--- for the most part, I have the support from my family.  As long as I put in the time with the fam, they give me the time I need to do what I love to do!
*SLEEP--- while they sleep, I work.  I burn the midnight oil many nights.  I'm the last to sleep and the first to rise.  I don't do naps.  Luckily, I can survive like this! 

WHY do I do it all????
*LOVE--- I love baseball!  I love teaching!  I love my husband and kids!  I love scrapbooking! 
*JOY---- The look on my customer's faces when they create something that they LOVE!  The excitement of my kids when they can create with me, when I make them something or when I show them scrapbook pages of them.  The smile on my hubby's face when I can say "the business paid for that".  


Thursday, April 23, 2015

8 Year Anniversary

Tomorrow I celebrate 8 years with Close To My Heart!  


How fitting that I spend my Anniversary working my CTMH booth at Scraptacular Getaways!



To celebrate.... I'm giving away 8 sets of 8 cards!!!!!  The first 8 people to place an order on my website, will get a set of 8 cards!  I will mail them to you next week!
(Order $40 or more, valid April 23-26, or first 8 people)

Here's a peek at what you could get in the mail...





THANK YOU for supporting me over the last 8 years!  I truly love serving you!  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blossom Cardmaking Workshop

Have you seen the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book??  It is FULL of fabulous new products.  

My favorite new product, possibly my favorite product in a long long time, is the Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit.  The stamp set that comes in this kit is A-DOR-ABLE, and the cards it makes are super cute!  

Many times, with the Cardmaking Workshop kits, I will create one or two of the cards as directed, then change up the stamps, flip the patterned paper over and make the cards different.  Not this time, I created all 15 cards as directed!  






On this one, I used washi tape in lieu of the washi stamps, thinking it would be easier.  It wasn't easier, and I actually like both looks.  


You can never have too many Birthday cards.  

Take a look at what comes in the Workshop Kit:


Pick up your Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go today :)  

And while you're on my website, don't forget about the Deal of the Day!




Monday, April 13, 2015

What's in the Grab Bag??

The Deal of the Day promotion is well under way and grab bags are starting to come in the mail!  
I purchased the $115 grab bag and I received it this weekend.  I made a video to show you what's inside!  


Here are some photos of other grab bags:




Check out the details:
Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! 
What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart on my WEBSITE and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! 
Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month


Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!
Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring has Sprung- Stampers With Attitude Blog Hop

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 Melinda's Blog you are on the right path. 


April's theme is- Spring has Sprung!  Nothing says spring like the new BLOSSOM paper pack.  I love the subtle colors and beautiful flowers.

Today I want to share with you a card that we created at a recent event.  This card was cut from Artfully Sent, out of all new Blossom Paper.  I added some Teal Shimmer Trim, and some of the striped zip strip.  I stamped the flower from Shower Flowers stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment from Finding the Words stamp set. To finish it off, I added some Coral Reef Sequins.  


To cut this card, I used the W key, shift, sentiment.  Cut at 4.25"



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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Artfully Sent Wedding Card

A couple weeks ago, the hubs and I went to a wedding.  At the last minute I realized I didn't have a card (already made), so I whipped this one up quickly.  I was inspired by this card that my friend Holly made.  



I cut the card base out of Colonial White Cardstock.  The card front was cut from retired Timberline wood grain paper.  The inside of the card was cut from Kraft Cardstock.  All accents were cut from Silver Glitter Paper.  I wrapped some burlap ribbon around the edge to finish it off.  It took me longer to pick out the papers and colors, than it did to make the card :)

The great part is, every cut was made from the same key on Artfully Sent, at 7"



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Typed Note

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for Typed Note




If you have come here from Priscilla's Blog you're on the right path.  This month we have 60 amazing artists' blogs for you to visit.  If you get lost along the way, check here:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html

When I was a kid, my mom found an old typewriter that looked just like this one, and I would type on it all the time.  In fact, I'm sure I typed a couple book reports on it for school.  

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the all new Jackson Paper Pack and Typed Note.



I stamped the typewriter in black, and the sentiment in Barn Red.  I distressed the edges of all the papers in Cocoa ink.  

The Stamp of the Month is available from April 1-30.  It is only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website!

The next blogger in our hop is LELA I know you will see amazing artwork from her and ALL the other consultants on this hop.  

Happy Hopping!!! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Deal of the Day in April

Will you Play?  
Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! 
What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart on my WEBSITE and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! 
Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month


Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!
Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).


Monday, March 23, 2015

My Crush

My Crush™ books are the perfect home for all of your photos and memorabilia. Their pages are designed with a variety of fun patterns, quotes, frames, images, and other artistic extras to help draw attention to your memories and keepsakes, and they are meant to be filled in a flash! Watch the video below to see why everyone loves these perfectly portable books!



My favorite is the In The Pink My Crush Book.  


There are also fun accessories to go along with the Crush Books.  Take a look at all the My Crush items HERE.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LUCKY LUCKY YOU!



Today is your lucky day!!! I have been cleaning & organizing, and it's time to de-stash! 
I have FIVE priority flat rate boxes full of CTMH (and a little bit of other brand) product ready to ship to you!!! 




Here's what you'll get:
Each box is $50 (shipping included) 
Value is between $200-$250. 
New and retired papers and stamps, tools, inks, how-to books, cardstock, 3-D items, page kits, picture my life kits and so much more!!!
How can you get your lucky little hands on one????
Comment with your email address below, or send me an email with your info and I'll send you a paypal invoice. First 5 paid, get one!!!!
Share share share!!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stampers with an Attitude- Picture My Life

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 Belinda's Blog you are on the right path. 

March's theme is Picture My Life- PML!


Picture My Life cards are so very versatile!  Use them as intended for pocket scrapbooking.  Use them to create mini albums.  Use them as journaling or accent cards on your traditional layouts.  One of my favorite ways to use them are to create cards.  

Today I want to share with you my most recent class- Hopscotch PML Cards.  




Some of my cards were inspired by others seen on Pinterest.  

Products Used:
X7194B
X7194B $9.95
Z1985
Z1985 $4.95
Z2023
Z2023 $3.95
Z3036
Z3036 $3.95
Z3045
Z3045 $8.95
X1410
X1410 $14.95

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




Sunday, March 1, 2015

NOW is the time to to Join!

As you know, March rolls in a Rockin Promotion! 



Is now the right time for you to jump into CTMH??

Thinking about joining Close To My Heart? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have you on the Roxybonds Scrappers Team!



Here's the deal:
EVERYONE who joins my team will get the New Shoulder Tote (retail value $26.95)!  

Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the NEW ROLLING TOTE (a retail value of $149.95 USD) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)! 
*These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so join March 1st.


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KEEP IN MIND.......
--> $330 worth of product for $99 in your Kit!!
--> $27 FREE Shoulder Tote!!
--> $150 FREE Rolling Tote with $300 in orders in 40 days
--> You would get 22% off the $300 order and really only pay $234 for the order!!
--> You would get $40 in FREE Hostess Rewards and a 50% Off Item!!
--> You would earn $5 in additional Select Product Credit (SPC)!!
--> $99 Kit reimbursed for hitting Straight to the Top ($1200 in first 3 months)!! PLUS a FREE Workshops on the Go Kit from ME!
--> ME as your personal coach.
--> A fun a supportive team- the Roxybonds Scrappers. A private Team Facebook page where we share ideas, artwork, post challenges and encourage one another.  
--> Incentives from ME as your leader as well as Close To My Heart.
--> World class training from Close To My Heart.
--> Amazing events and incentive trips.
--> And much much more!

Scrapbookers Kit:
Workshops on the Go® Blossom Cardmaking Kit (G1095)
Jackson B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK367)
Oceanside Sequins (Z3041)
Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
Honey Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2162)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2196)
Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2197)
Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (44751)
My Acrylix® Dizzy Circles Stamp Set (C1610)
My Acrylix® Wavy Blooms Stamp Set (D1651)
My Acrylix® Finding the Words Stamp Set (D1646)
1" x 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Cherry Pink Marker (Z2450)
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker (Z2463)
White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (X254)
My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512) 
Round Sponge (Z697)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
VersaMark™ Ink Pad (Z891)
Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
Watercolor Pencils (3505)
Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
Annual Inspirations Idea Books (qty. 5)
Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Books (qty. 15)
Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
Annual Inspirations Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2031)
Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)

Cardmakers Kit:

Workshops on the Go® Jackson Scrapbooking Kit (G1094)
Blossom B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK368)
Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042)
Blossom Assortment (Z3072)
Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039)
Barn Red Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2104)
Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2165)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2114)
Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2641)
My Acrylix® Documenting Moments Stamp Set (D1647)
My Acrylix® The Authentic Life Stamp Set (D1644)
My Acrylix® Instalife Stamp Set (C1615)
2" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) 
Picture My Life™ Jackson Scrapbooking Program (Z3068)
Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
My Legacy™ Black Post-Bound Album (Z2094)
Memory Protectors™ Sample Pack (W134)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1920)
My Creations™ Hip Pics Album (Z1956)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Round Sponge (Z697)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
Annual Inspirations Idea Books (qty. 5)
Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Books (qty. 15)
Cardstock Color Sampler (W471)
Annual Inspirations Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1133)
Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1130)
Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1135)
Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2031)
Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)


Would you like to join me?
This Company could change your life if you'd let it - it has mine!
What ARE you waiting for?

Here's the link to use- AFTER March 1st!  https://orders.closetomyheart.com/Enrollment/Default.aspx?SponsorID=9150676&h=0

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