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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Today is the Last Day!

Today is the last day for...
1.  The Baby, I'm Worth It special
2.  The April Stamp of the Month
3.  Ordering from the Expressions 1 Mini-Catalog

Check out all of this goodness in this post and this post.

GET READY:  The Expressions II Mini-Catalog goes live tomorrow, as well as lots (and I mean LOTS) of other good stuff (Hint: May is National Scrapbooking Month and there are awesome specials to go right along with it)!  Be sure to stop back by the blog tomorrow for the scoop-dee-doop!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Something Old, Something New...

I whipped up this little beauty for a wedding we are attending this weekend. So, I thought it appropriate to use something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

Something old:  The flower stamp set that I used for this card is retiring on April 30.  After that, it's gone for good.  Order yours today here.  I've also included a full products used list (minus the two things on this card that you can't get until May 1) at the end of this post, complete with photos and links for your convenience.

Something new: The white and canary striped paper comes from a new kit that debuts on May 1, called Calypso. It's gorgeous and I can't wait for you to see it (think flamingos and pineapples!).  The new mini-catalog (Expressions 2) that it is in will be on my blog on Sunday morning, May 1 for you to browse through page by beautiful page.  The sentiment (real moments) is from a special stamp set that is only available in May (Happy Times).  Again, check back here on my blog on May 1 to see the whole set and find out how to get it.

Something borrowed:  I kind of 'borrowed' the idea for the flowers from a gorgeous card my friend, Lisa Stenz created here

Something blue:  There is a tip of a flower on there that has some blue, and there's a tad bit on the bottom watercolored panel of the card.


Wondering how I got those soft, watercolored flowers and  bottom panel of the card?  How 'bout I tell ya? Read on, my friends!

Technique Instructions for Watercolored Flowers and Watercolor Washed paper:

1.  First, you'll need a sheet of Watercolor Paper.  Take your wide brush and some water and lightly brush the whole surface with water.  This "preps" your paper for a nice, smooth base for your paints and helps them blend seamlessly.

2.  Start brushing watercolor paint back and forth on the paper to get the look you want.  Don't stress if you don't think it looks 'perfect.'  It's okay. Once you stamp your flowers and things on it, you'll never notice.  Can you see a few little finger prints on mine?  No worries!  I'll cover them up or stamp around them.

3.  I painted on that was more of a rainbow look, and one in different shades of green. I used the rainbow one for flowers and the green one for leaves and branches.

4. Let your paper dry. It took about 5 minutes for mine to dry.  After it's dry, stamp your images.

6.  Lastly,  cut those puppies out (I like to cut them out with a very slim border around them {you can see this if you look at my card again}) and use them on your cards/layouts/projects.  I did the exact same technique for the bottom watercolor panel of my card.  I just didn't stamp on it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't Forget!

Don't forget the April, "Baby, I'm Worth It!" special!  This special ends on April 30 at 11:59 PM (MT).  Let me remind you a bit about it...

First of all, the New Consultant kit is just $75!
  • The kit will be filled with basic business supplies that will include a Medium Organizer!  (full list of the supplies in the kit at the end of this post.)
  • $50 Select Product Credit – this will be in your account the moment that your application is processed.  You can pick the paper and stamps you like the most!  
  • The Consultant Kit is valued at $214 (did I mention it's only $75?)!
 If you sell $350 in your first 30 days, you will receive:
  • FREE Cricut Collection of your choice OR an additional $100 in Select Product Credit!  (I am squealing with joy!)
  • THREE exclusive stamp sets that can only be earned by reaching those sales in your first 30 days (see below)  These three sets are valued at $54!
  • Commission on $350 in sales is $77! 
  • Think about that!  For a $75 investment and selling $350 in your first 30 days you get $214 in product in your kit, $77 commission, $54 stamp sets, plus a free Cricut Collection or $100 in Select Product Credit! That's over $445 for a $75 investment!

Here's a fun card I made using these sets. I also made the layout at the top of this post using these sets.   The layout shows you just one more reason you should take advantage of the "Baby, I'm Worth It" special this month and sign up to be a Consultant....CONVENTION!  Every year we gather together and have a BLAST learning, creating, laughing and enjoying!  It's the party of the year!

So you see, your initial $75 investment really holds a value of over $445 with this special!

Let me tell you a little more:
  • During April, we are in the Consultant Preview Period for Consultants.  You will be able to pre-order product from Seasonal Expressions 2 (the  new mini-catalog that premiers to customers on May 1) and the May National Scrapbooking Day special.  This is a special perk for Consultants only!
  • Interested in doing this as a business and teaching several classes per month?  Awesome! I can show you how!
  • Interested in having just a class or two a month?  You can do that, too, and then your product is FREE or you earn some extra household income!
  • Interested in just ordering  for you and your friends?  Perfect!  Quarterly minimums are just $300.  Easy, peasy!
  • Your instant commission is 22% (and you get even more back the more you sell) and you earn Select Product Credit each month according to your sales.
What do I do for my team?  Let me tell you...
  • I am in my office every weekday to answer your questions and help you in any way that I can.
  • I help train you to be the type of Consultant you want to be. You tell me your goals with CTMH, and I can help you set the goals and know what to do to meet them.
  • I have a team Facebook group where you can get to know your team members all over the United States, ask questions, and share your creativity!  You'll love this!
  • I send out a training email each Tuesday called "Tuesday's Tips and Talk" full of great ideas, tips and updates.
  • I hold challenges and incentives for my team members to help you reach your best.
  • I hold in person and conference call team meetings regularly that you can attend and learn from.
  • I offer one-on-one mentoring for my team members.  
I know you will LOVE being a part of my team (we are called "The Pacemakers" because we keep THE HEART {as in Close To My Heart} pumpin'!) and our company!

Here’s how you join:

Go to my website

Click on “What We Do” and “Be a Consultant”

From there, it takes about 5 minutes!!

Once your application is processed, you and I will receive an e-mail.

Do you have any questions for me?  I’d love to help in any way that I can. Just call or email (801.360.9896,

New Consultant Kit Beginning in April 2016:
  • $50 in Select Product Credit (for you to choose the papers, inks and stamps you want to use!  I can help you make wise choices if you'd like my help).
  • Medium Organizer
  • 2” x 6.5” Block
  • 1” x 3.5” Block
  • 2” x 2” Block
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
  • Stamp Scrubber
  • Spritz Cleaner
  • Bonding Memories Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • Sponge
  • (25) Customer Order Forms
  • (5) Annual Idea Books
  • (5) Seasonal Expressions 2
  • Cardstock Sampler
  • Fundamentals Sampler
  • Annual Idea Book B & T Duos Sampler
  • (3) Petite Perks Stamp Sets
  • Idea Book Postcards
  • Desk Pad

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hearts and Camera Card with April Stamp of the Month

I just can't get enough of the April Stamp of the Month (Life In Pictures). This stamp set is just the bomb!  Those vintage cameras and fun little sentiments make this set perfect for cars, scrapbook pages, mini-albums, and so much more!  With April ending in just 6 short days, NOW is the time to get it.  When April waves it's last goodbye, so does this stamp set.

Here's how to get it:  For every $50 you spend (which is so easy to do, especially since we have lots of wonderful products retiring on April 30...see them all here), you get one of these Stamps of the Month for only $5 ($12.95 savings!).  Spend $100, get 2...and so on.  When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out. 


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