Sunday, March 27, 2016

Close to my Heart :Picture My Life™ Beautiful You, Overlay Black, & Overlay Gold & Silver Cards

I love CTMH's Picture My Life Cards but I use them to make cards and other paper crafts.  Here I made an 8" X12" folding screen using white daisy card stock, scored every 3 inches and I used a random shaped square punch to make the legs at the bottom and another punch to add a little design at the top.  Then taking the 6"x4" Picture My Life cards I cut them each in half and rounded the cut corners and used them as the back drop for each panel.  I then took several of the black and gold clear overlay cards that are 3"x4" and using pop up tape I adhered them on two sections, I then hid the pop up tape with gold sequins and used a few stamped images in black and pomegranate ink to add a little extra dimension.  this is an ideal project to add your favorite 2.5' x2.5 or even 3"x3" photos to.  It also makes a great card and will fit into a standard large envelop (4.25X 9.5).

Stamp sets:
C1586: Australian Thanks
D1673: La Vie En Rose workshop set
Picture my Life cards:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Close to my Heart: Charlotte Paper Packet

 Using a simple 8.25 X8.25 sheet of card stock, I created an little different picture card. In this project I used Peacock card stock, poppy card stock Charlotte paper, pear card stock and blush card stock.  These are perfect to send Mom a mothers day card with a picture in it.  I made these for Valentines day for a friend who took a picture of her daughter holding up a giant heart that said I love you.  She then put the picture in the card and mailed them off to her family.  They were a huge hit.  so I though I would make some for Mothers day.  i will make one for my Mom and Grandmother with pictures of the Grand dogs. To hold the folds together you can use CTMH's Velcro closures or simple tie a ribbon around it (much like a stack of saved letters).

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Join My Team......

Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant April 1–30, 2014, and receive your favorite favourite “art-full” Close To My Heart Cricut® collection FREE!

 Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry? We embrace all types, whether you’re creative-, community-, or business-minded. By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional.

The Benefits of being a Consultant are endless whether you want to join, just to get the 22% discount (Consultants get an a 22% discount on their orders along with the ability to earn extra product credit) on everything you order of if you want to create a business that provides extra income, joining Close to my Heart helps you take your business and/or hobby to where you want it to be:
The compensation plan:
 ***With your first commissionable sale, you begin earning financial rewards! In order for you to remain an active Consultant, you must sell a minimum of $300 in commissionable sales each calendar quarter. 
*** As your commissionable sales increase, so do your financial rewards! There are five types of commissions you may receive. They are Base Commissions, Override Commissions, Select Product Credit Commissions, Bonus Override Commissions, and Downline Override Commissions.
  1. Base Commissions. When you make a sale, you earn a base commission of 22%. You collect this commission at the time of the sale, and then remit the remainder of the product cost to Close To My Heart. For example, if you sold and collected payment on items totaling $250, you would remit $195 to Close to My Heart and keep $55 for your compensation (excluding sales tax and shipping/handling).
  2. Override Commissions. As your monthly sales increase, so do your commissions! The more you sell in a month, the higher your override commission will be for that month, until the maximum percentage is reached. (See chart below.) Override commissions are calculated monthly and are paid by the fifteenth day of the following month.
  3. Select Product Credit Commissions. You also have the opportunity to be compensated with Select Product Credit for your sales. This credit can be redeemed for many items in the Idea Book as well as some supply items.
  4. Other benefits: Free online shopping websites, inexpensive events thru out the year, annual conventions that anyone can participate in, additional trips etc that you can earn with points  achieved from sales.  
  5. Contact me for more information, I love Close to my Heart, I originally signed up to just receive the discount on my orders and have fallen in love with the company and their products.
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 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book New Consultant Kit   

 Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed. Plus, when you qualify for the Straight To The Top program, you will be refunded the price of your New Consultant Kit. Select your FREE Cricut® collection—retail priced at $99—when you order your New Consultant Kit and watch your new business soar!

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

April 1 thru 30, 2014 Your choice of (1) of CTMH's exclusive Cricut Cartridges ($99.00 VALUE)

In addtion, you also get the full New Consultant Kit a$309.00 value all for only $99.00

  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1012)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)                                             

Monday, February 24, 2014

Close to my Heart Lolly Doodle Card Making Workshop on the Go

To order this Work Shop on the Go:
G1080 $24.95

Makes 15 cards
Included in the kit:
1 – My Acrylix™ Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Lollydoodle B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 kraft, 1 Lagoon, 1 Sky, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequin Dot Assortment (24 each of 4 colors)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim
1 – Instructional Brochure

Close to my Heart Balloon Ride Paper pack

This was completed using CTMH Balloon Ride paper, cut outs from Artbooking cartridge.  I used spray adhesive to attach the paper to a store bought magnetic dry erase board.
CTMH products:
Paper: Balloon Ride packet-X7180b
Washi Tape: Smoothie stripped- Z1923
Stamp Set: Give a Lift-D1581
Inks: Smoothie and Hollyhock
embossing plates: Quatrefoil-Z1926

Magnets are made using CTMH Base and Bling circle and square pendants with pieces from the craft sheets.  I added several of the Base and Bling charms and the bows are from the Ariana Assortment and then glued small round magnets bought at a local craft store to the back of each pendant to make magnets for the board.