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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

OH, Sophia! (Layouts and Cards and Banners, Oh My!)

I have spent the last two days finishing up a VERY special project. My Close To My Heart team means the world to me. Every so often I offer what I call a $2000 Challenge. Each member of my team who reaches $2000 in sales in that specific month gets a "Board in a Bag" from me.

"What is a Board in a Bag?" you ask. Well, I'm happy to explain. As CTMH Consultants, we like to display artwork for our customers to see. We usually do it on display boards, but those little puppies are kinda hard to mail, ya know? So, I create a display using a new paper kit and some stamp sets and accessories in the most recent catalog for each of my team member who hit the big $2000, put them all in a large plastic bag, then into a box and mail them to them. Once they arrive, they can take everything out and mount them on display boards to show their customers.

This time I chose to make their displays with the new "Sophia" kit that debuts Feb. 1. This kit is soooooo girly and gorgeous. You got a sneak peek at it last week when I shared a layout I had made using the Sophia papers of my cuter-than-cute granddaughter, Daci. I duplicated that layout for my ladies, minus the pictures of Daci and the journaling, of course. They get to put their own photos on journaling on theirs. Then I added 3 cards and a banner. I am so excited about how it all turned out.

Here are each of the individual items they will get in their bags (feel free to click on any photo in this post to see it larger and in more detail):

Item #1 - Board title piece that shows a sample of the papers that come in the paper pack:

Item #2: A Banner (each chipboard piece is 6" across and 7" long. They are another fun new item in our new Idea Book, which debuts Feb. 1). This banner was inspired by the VERY talented Lisa Stenz. Lisa, you never cease to AMAZE me with your artwork.----------------------

Item #3: 5" x 7" card. Can you tell I'm totally into pinwheel flowers right now?------------------

Item #4: 3" x 4 3/4" card. This was inspired by something that the CTMH Art Department made that I saw at the Team Builders Conference.

Item #5: 4 1/2" Circle Card. I'm lovin' these!---------------------

Item #6: 2 page 12" x 12" layout. This one has photos and journaling. Theirs will be blank for them to fill as they'd like.
If you would like information about joining my Close To My Heart team of consultants, feel free to email or call me (, 801.360.9896), or click here to enter my website for more info.


Christine Adams said...

WOW! Now I AM DROOLING on MY desk! I absolutely loved your layout when you first posted it, but the whole set is "to die for" gorgeous!!! Love the sweet little JOY banner! Love everything!! I hope many were inspired to reach their goal!

Lynette said...

Well dang!!!!! Can't wait to get my board in a bag. Thanks so much. I still think Daci should be included in the board in the bag. Afterall she is on the layout. LOL Amazing job

Brenda said...

What great incentive for your team! You're an amazing leader!

Lisa Stenz said...

Holy Moly Karen! Your projects are gorgeous! Don't tell my UL, but I wish I were on your team right now! What a special treat for those who earn it!

I am honored that my humble little banner inspired your beautiful banner, but mine doesn't hold a candle to your beauty! I LOVE it! *Ü*

Jamie Harder said...

You are the BEST!!!!! I am sure everyone wishes to be on YOUR team!!!!!!!

Sarah Scrapper said...

Karen, this is one of my favorite PP's in the new catalog!! I just love you're are so creative and such an inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout and cards.

Leslie said...

Hi Karen, I decided to sit down and do some blurfing tonight. Love your creations with the Sophia paper. Your cards are great. I love the accordion flowers and was so excited to see Lisa's video. I want to work on a banner now that I have yours and hers with the flowers. Love the layout of Daci. She is growing up so fast. Looks like she is getting some hair. What a cutie pie.
Sorry I haven't taken the time to write, but I have been a faithful follower.

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

I feel SO blessed to be apart of your AWESOME team!!! I seriously have the best 3 UL's EVER!! I can't wait to get my board in a bag!!! Thanks for the Challenge :) Your the BEST!!!!

Rick and Kori said...

Ummmm... can I please have this? I'm in love with everything! I especially LOVE the card!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Seriously does not get cuter than this!!! LOVE it ALL!!!

Tracey Mason's Studio said...

Oh Dear. Please STOP. My little heart cannot take it. I cannot believe you are making these for your DL. What lucky gals! Thank goodness I bought this kit...


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