Friday, October 9, 2009

CTMH Jingle Cards !

This was another one of our creative sessions at Close To My Heart Regionals Celebrate in Minneapolis, MN this past weekend. It's hard to believe it was a week ago I was standing in line registering. I know soon enough it will be time to head to D.C. for convention, but boy do I cherish those trips. I have to tell you the whole trip was exhausting but fun. I had the joy (bit of sarcasim) to have a three hour delay in Atlanta Thursday night on my way to MN and then we got to circle the airport in Minneapolis once therefor 30 minutes before we could land. I ended up getting to the hotel at 1:30 in the morning and then who the heck could sleep, knowing the fun that awaited for the rest of the weekend. Anytime you go to a Close To My Heart event you had better eat your Wheaties, because it's go, go, go! By the time I got in Sunday I was ready to sleep for a month, but I learned so much. It's always worth every minue and penny it takes to attend a Close To My Heart function. Now onto the project...this is a set of cards we did using the JINGLE paper pack from the current Idea Book. I love the way we have taken one of our holiday papers, but have made so many everyday cards and of course we did throw a few holidays ones in also. Two stamp sets we used were Thank You D1361 and Delightful Things D1369. Add some of our cute Twinkle Brads and a little ribbon and there you go. I challenge you to see how many various cards you can make from just a couple stamp sets and one pack of paper...HAVE FUN!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CTMH New Journal Sneak Peek !

I loved all the creative projects we got to make this past weekend at Close To My Heart Regionals Celebration in Minneapolis, MN. Granted we participated in some great classes but the creative portion is always so much fun. This was a workshop that Jeanette Lynton actually taught, how cool is that? This little journal will be available in the Spring 2010 Idea Book. It has a picture pocket on the front ready to add some artwork to make it your own. This will be a perfect gift for a friend or family...recipe book, journal, even a child artwork book. The paper pack that we used for this project is my favorite from the new/current Idea Book, GRACE. The colors are so warm and beautiful and just a reminder of the fall season we are heading into. Remember the little details like the buttons, hemp, ribbon and the sponge daubing...they really add great dimension to your projects. The bottom picture is a snap that was taken of my MN posse...This is such an awesome and creative group of women that I have gotten the pleasure to get to know and just adore. From left to right...Shirley, Trudy, Sarita, Melissa and Dayna...and of course that's me squatting in the front...if only you knew how tired my legs got after about 5 of these pictures. I can honestly say this business has been wonderful for all the products, the company, the creative outlet, the money and awards but more than anything is the friendships....wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sneak Peek CTMH Stamp of the Month

This is one of the adorable stamp sets that I won at Close To My Heart Regionals in MN this past weekend. I got this particular set for being the #1 recruiter through the second quarter of 2009. This yummy stamp set won't even premiere until the January 2010 Spring Idea Book and will be one of the Stamp's of the Month. As the title is appropriately named the stamp will make sweet cards a "Piece of Cake". Be sure to keep checking back to my blog over the next few days as I won two other never released stamp sets that I'll be sharing with all of you.
Inside of Card

Picture of Stamp Set

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CTMH Regionals Artwork ROCKED! Slideshow

CTMH Regionals Artwork ROCKED!

I had such a blast this past weekend at Close To My Heart was awesome. I learned so much that I just can't wait to share with all of my team and my customers. We had a ton of creative sessions and I'll be sharing my artwork with you over the next several days. Plus stay tuned because I'll have some sneak peeks at products that won't be available until the Spring 2010 book...You're going to fall in love! This was a cute project we did using the Around the Holidays Card Kit...isn't this garland just as cute as a button. I will be offering a local workshop for this garland, but don't worry...don't live near me, I can send you out the workshop along with directions. I just love how this thinks outside of the box, something I strive to always do...a card kit? into garland? are you serious? I just love this and I knew you would also.