CTMH Convention 

CTMH Convention 

Hello! I just have to share the adventure I’m beginning today. I’m sitting on a jet plane ready to head to SLC, Utah for the annual CTMH convention. This year I’m leaving the fam home & ready for the biggest CTMH party of the year with my girlfriends! 

Before I leave the ground I want to remind you that the current specials will end on Friday, June 3. Cardstock  is 25% off & buy one get one 1/2 off .

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Cardstock Carnival

Cardstock Carnival

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Save 25% on all of our cardstock packs! We’re calling it our Cardstock Carnival, and it includes all of our cardstock packs, including cardstock combo packs, single-color packs, and the coordinating cardstock packs in Seasonal Expressions 2.

 

June 2017 brings a new CTMH special & SOTM

June 2017 brings a new CTMH special & SOTM

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

We’ve Got You Covered! Albums Special

Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*! For complete details click here.

You could also receive an album FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant this month! Learn more about becoming a Consultant.

*Discount applied in cart; album selections subject to availability.

 I love the ease of our new post bound albums:  no screwdriver required!

  Our post bound albums are designed to perfectly showcase classic 12″ × 12″ scrapbook layouts side by side in Memory Protectors™ with lay-flat seams (full gutters). Its sturdy binding is ideal for securing thicker layouts.

   I like the option of intermixing Picture My Life layouts with traditional layouts.  I have one of our pocket pages next to a traditional layout. The D-ring style is ideal for projects that use pocket Memory Protectors™, like Picture My Life™ layouts.

This is a great time to try out our albums if you haven’t.  🙂

And, finally,

Hello Foxy—June Stamp of the Month

Item Number: S1706

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

 

I love how versatile the adorable June SOTM is!  So many different looks with this set!

Product Description: D size My Acrylix Stamp Set of 11
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006)

 

Happy Crafting!!

Organization with Workspace Wonder

Organization with Workspace Wonder

I truly love the organization provided by the CTMH Workspace Wonder!  I’ll admit that I really didn’t want to pay full price & I wasn’t sure if it would fit in my tiny workspace.  However, I decided to take advantage of the great hostess only bundle for my 50% off item for one of my past gatherings, & I liked it so much that I got another bundle at 50% off the following month.  Here is how I configured my two bundles:

There are many ways to arrange them, & it is as versatile as it is sturdy!  And, YES, both our old & new ink pads fit in the stamp pad stacks.  It fit into my space without having to rearrange my wall grouping which features my girls many years ago.  (BTW, the cutie in the photo is my high school senior).

This hostess only bundle includes 2 paper trays, 1 large tray, 1 small tray, 1 marker stack, 4 stamp pad stacks, & 1 tool cubby.  If you are interested in hosting a gathering to earn free select product, contact me.  If you have a $350 gathering, you would qualify to get your own workspace wonder bundle or something else you have your eye one for 50% off.

Happy Crafting!  Beth

 

Make It From Your Heart shared blog post: Cricut® Stencils & Sponging Technique

Make It From Your Heart shared blog post: Cricut® Stencils & Sponging Technique

The CTMH blog has a great technique posted today so I want to share it with you!

“One of the paper collections in the new Seasonal Expressions idea book is called Little Dreamer,…which got us thinking about a certain sponging technique we love that adds a dream-like magic to all your artwork. In a nutshell, here’s the technique: Use titles or shapes cut with your Cricut® machine or with Thin Cuts metal dies as stencils for sponging ink onto your pages.

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First, use a bit of adhesive to attach your title or shape to the page. Next use a sponge dauber or the round sponge to add ink over your title or shape, and then fade the ink into your paper. Once the ink is dry, carefully remove your stencil (if there is any adhesive residue, it’s a cinch to remove with our Rub & Remove™ eraser).

For our artwork, we found it worked best to use both the round sponge and sponge daubers. We used a sponge dauber for a more concentrated look, like you can see immediately around our title, and then the round sponge for fading the ink into the page.

Sponging Tip: If you haven’t used a round sponge before, you’ll want to cut out a pie-shaped wedge from the sponge rather than using the entire sponge. That way your sponging will be more precise, and you can get more use out of your sponge!

We recommend playing with the round sponge and sponge daubers, as well as various amounts of ink, on some scratch paper before sponging onto your artwork.

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This stenciling technique is a great way to create unique backgrounds for your artwork. For this page, we attached three clouds to the page and sponged around them. After allowing the ink to dry, carefully removing the clouds, and removing any adhesive, we cut three more clouds and sponged around the edges. Then we popped them up with 3-D tape to give the page dimension. The final look sure is dreamy!

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You can incorporate multiple colors into your stenciling! Here we used a scalloped piece for our stencil, and then sponged on a rainbow of colors. There are SO many possibilities!”

To check out the entire Make It From Your Heart blog post & to see the recipes for the cute LO’s shown above, Click here.

Happy Crafting!  Beth

National Scrapbooking Month Crop

National Scrapbooking Month Crop

Even though Life is crazy busy for me this May, I couldn’t let National Scrapbooking Month go by without hosting a crop at my house!  You have your choice of joining me Friday night from 7pm until 10(ish) OR join me Saturday afternoon from 3–5:30pm  OR come both times.  I will have the new Jack WYW as well as the Live Beautifully papers & stamp set  & a variety of card kits available.  Contact me to RSVP as space is limited.

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May Day: Live Beautifully; May 2017 SOTM; & New Seasonal Expressions!

May Day: Live Beautifully; May 2017 SOTM; & New Seasonal Expressions!

“May Day!  May Day!” I couldn’t resist this quote since this May is going to be soooo crazy busy for my family.  My oldest daughter graduates from high school at the end of this month!  This is another LO of my daughter & her friends before Senior Prom. It went together so quickly using the “Live Beatifully” Cut Above  kit, which is one of the featured specials during National Scrapbooking month.IMG_0800.JPG

The exclusive Live Beautifully paper kit & stamp set  is also available during May.

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The papers are absolutely beautiful, & there is a lovely card workshop available using them.

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Let me know if you are interested in making the cards in this workshop or if you just want any of the Live Beautifully campaign items before they retire.

Finally, the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book is full of new stamps, papers, workshops & more!  You will be directed to get a free copy when you place an order on my website. Or, you can ask me about getting a copy.  Check it out online!

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Finally, Check out the May 2017 SOTM! Item Number: S1705 

 

Happy Crafting!  Beth