Monday, July 21, 2014

Ariana Scrapbook Workshop On The Go and Complements

I held an Ariana Scrapbook Workshop at my house yesterday! It was so much fun! We got 4 different 2 page layouts finished using the Ariana Workshop On The Go Kit. Here is what we worked on.


Layout #1 was scrap-lifted (with permission) from my friend Casandra Bennett! I changed it just a little to use the Ariana Complements. Casandra does amazing artwork! You must follow her blog. scrappinbliss, to see what she makes. She has won many blog challenges and artwork mentions out there in the blog-o-sphere. Thank you Casandra for inspiring me and letting me use your beautiful design in my class and for my daughters 6th birthday!


We used the Marquee Alphabet to create the "Celebrate" title! Tip: When stamping your letters don't forget you need THREE "E"s! :)


Layout #2 is pretty and blue! I used pattern #06 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.


Added some stamping with the sentiments from the kit's exclusive stamp set and a Dimensional Element journal piece. Oh, and some cute epoxy bubbles!


Layout #3 also uses Make It From Your Heart Volume 1, but is pattern #03. This was a fun one! I changed it a little by tilting the photo mats on the RH page.


I loved this stamp from the kit! I scattered some epoxy bubbles near it using the tip to think of triangles when placing sparkles.


Layout #4 is pattern #05 from MIFYH V1. A quick and easy pattern to work with! Just use your squares to measure spacing when placing on your base.


I made my camera lense look "glassy" using my liquid glass! Just make sure you let it dry overnight! I love how the black epoxy bubbles look against the dark Ariana Grey Cardstock!

What do you think of my Ariana layouts? What pages did you make with your papers?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Consultant Kits! Scrapbooker or Card Maker!

Have you considered becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant? Now is a great time to explore the opportunity and join the experience! Our NEW Consultant kits let you pick your focus. Scrapbooker or Card Maker! Plus you can sign up TODAY and have access to all the Consultant only information that customers have to wait to see until August 1st.

There is a place for Everyone at Close To My Heart. Where do you fit in? Read below!

Hobbyist: (Personal Use Consultant) You already love paper crafting and Close To My Heart products! You submit $300 or more in orders per quarter (that's $100 per month) and get  a 22% discount on all your purchases. Plus, you can be your own party hostess, so you can get free product with every order!

Club Leader Consultant: You have a group of friends that love paper crafting and Close to My Heart as much as you do. Hold a once a month club where 4 or more of your friends create one of CTMH’s Workshop on the Go. Scrapbooking, Card Making, or Home Decor. Get at least a 22% discount on your purchases.

Home Gathering Consultant: Work with customers to hold home gatherings and meet new people! Teach craft lovers to create FREE projects and introduce them to the product line. Book new parties at each event you have and keep momentum. Help hostesses earn FREE products. Work when YOU want to!

Business Growing Consultant: Do a combination of what works for you to meet new customers and recruit new Consultants for your team. Hold home gatherings, create clubs, collect online orders, weekend crops and workshops. Contribute to your family by making additional income. Hit the ground running! Own your own business! Get a 22 – 30% discount on all of your paper crafting supplies AND earn up to $75 in free product every month.

Digital Scrapbooking Consultant: You are a modern scrapbooker and love to use the computer to scrap online! The ease and quickness of creating with Studio J layouts works with your lifestyle. You can create digital scrapbook pages for Friends and Family and create custom logins for them to login and see/approve/order your work. Between you and your friends & family, you are creating about 10 layouts per month at a 22% discount. 

I'd love to have YOU join my team and experience the fun of being a Close To My Heart Consultant! Now let's take a look at the NEW sign up kits available for the first time TODAY! You will get to choose "Scrapbooker" or "Card Maker", that way you will recieve materials geared to the focus you want to start with!




What New Consultants Need to Know:
  • The cost for the New Consultant Starter Kit is $99, plus shipping and tax. (It includes over $365 in product!)
  • After your online registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a password to our "Online Office", the Consultant Website. Here you will find our Online Order System, the Training Academy, the Consultant Manual, our Bulletin Board and much more.
  • A week or so later, you will receive a box containing all your products and business supplies.
  • All consultants are given a FREE Shop Online website & a FREE customize-able monthly Newsletter!
  • You only have to maintain a minimum of $300 per calendar quarter to keep your full 22% discount. (Thats only $100 per month)
I can't wait to have you on my team! Sign up here to get your kit of products and let me show you how much fun you can have being a Consultant with Close to My Heart! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via Email!

Click here for the CTMH Consultant Online Application.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My craft space in the moment

Moxie Fab World is giving away a copy of the new issue of Creative Spaces Magazine! To enter for a chance to win I needed to share a photo of my craft space, as is at this moment - clean or messy! Here is my craft space as it looks at this very moment! To share your space in the linky party use this link.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Ivy Lane, Layout #3


Ivy Lane scrapbook layout #4!



I found sketch inspiration from Let's Scrap. They have a few fun sketch challenges posted in honor of National Scrapbooking Day! (NSD 2014) This is sketch 5-3-14. When I created my layout I mirrored this sketch to make my 2nd page. It worked beautifully for this kit.


The sketch suggested a pennant shape... The Ivy Lane Scrapbooking kit just so happened to have exactly that! (I LOVE when things fall into place!)


The extra zip strip sentiments were perfect for my layout!


I used this layout to document the day my Husband asked me to Marry him! Do you have a page in your Wedding Album telling the story of your proposal?

Ivy Lane, Layout #2


Ivy Lane scrapbook layout #2! Green and purple combo.



Page one of the layout was made working from sketches I found under the National Scrapbooking Day (NSD 2014) Challenge from Let's Scrap! There is a lot of fun activity going on there this month!


"Pure, Simple, Wonderful You". A great sentiment to anchor my photos on the 2nd page of my layout.


Purple Glitter Gems!!!


Kraft Title. I used this layout to showcase photos from our Honeymoon. Appropriately titled "Mini-Moon". We visited a butterfly house on Mackinaw Island, so when I was looking for accent piece for the sketch- it worked great to just contour cut the butterfly from a photo I had taken!

Hope you can join us at class to create this layout on June 5th 2014!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ivy Lane, Pure Joy, Layout #1


"Ivy Lane" was on my radar when I first set eyes on it... Can you guess why? One word... PURPLE! (It's a kind of "You Had Me From Hello" moment when I see purple!) I knew right away I would use this paper set to help get layouts made for my Wedding Album. Approaching ten years, time to get the album finished!


I found this sketch pattern on the Let's Scrap website! Super cute. I made the circle and title shapes with my Artiste Cartridge.


The pennants under the photos are stamps from the kit.


The "Pure Joy" stamp that came in the kit made a perfect title for my page! I sponged the title with Gypsy Ink, then added sparkle gems to the holes of the doily shape.

What colors did you work with in your Wedding Albums? Anyone else out there like me and still finishing it up 10 years later? (Please say yes!)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Balloon Ride, Layout #4


Balloon Ride Layout #4! Use up to 12 photos! If you don't have enough to fill the spaces, you can use those for journaling or extra accents.


Almost any photos would look good in this layout. Consider making some of your photos black and white or sepia tone. I have chosen to make this a birth-1 year baby boy layout. In the photo above I have a newborn photo. Photos will continue by the month in the squares from right to left.


"Treasured Moments" is a dimensional elements piece that makes a great banner title for a focus image. This is where I intend to place a one year old photo.

What treasured moment would you choose?