Thursday, March 31, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I altered a composition notebook, made a coordinating pen, card, and gift bag too! The card slips into a pocket on the front of the gift bag:
I used my computer to create the personalized title and changed the font color to coordinate with the papers. I also used our new designer ribbon pink collection - I chose the blush lace ribbon and the cotton candy pom-pom ribbon.
Under the flower, I added a "cheater" bow. Check out this tutorial on how to create less bulky "cheater" bows by Tresa Black.
Are you interested in purchasing a kit to make your own gift set? Contact me for more information!
Friday, March 25, 2011
We've all been reeling with the images of tragedy and devastation in Japan. If you're looking for an easy, real, practical way to help relief efforts, then I invite you to join me in our Hope for Japan fundraiser by purchasing this inspiring stamp set!
This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need. Typically, our A-size sets retail for $7.95, but the "Hope for Japan" set will be available through April 30 for just $5--and Close To My Heart will be donating 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross to benefit relief efforts in Japan.
In our fundraiser for Haiti, consultants and customers across the US and Canada pitched in to provide help and it was amazing how much was raised to help with relief efforts! If we all do a little, together we can do a lot. Let's show our support and together, provide real HOPE for Japan!
This offer is available now through April 30, 2011. Click here to shop online (and check out our "while supplies last" discounted items while you are at it) or contact me if you'd like me to place an order for you.
Thank you for participating in providing help and hope!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Even our consultant kit offers different options to suit your interests and desires! And I have a welcome gift for you - just for joining my team! Close To My Heart even offers fantastic incentives for reaching certain, achievable goals in your first 90 days. I can help you reach those goals so you can receive even MORE in commissions and FREE product! I offer training to help you get started, along with mentor programs and quarterly team meetings. And be sure to mark your calendars for our annual convention! You don't want to miss the fun & excitement, training and free product we receive each year!!
Contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat about whether this could be a good option for you!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
And I always say - while you have your stamps and inks out - go ahead and create a coordinating envelope to go with it! Here, I used the Fanfare Workshop on the Go stamp set for the cupcake image.
This project teaches some very cool techniques including using a paper crimper for the cupcake "papers" and our very fun 2" scallop punch for the cupcake top! It also includes one of my very favorite new stamp sets - Card Chatter Birthday! This stamp set includes coordinating inside/outside birthday greetings!
As an alternative, I wanted to create another version that wasn't so feminine - more multi-purpose. In this version I used white cardstock for the cupcake top - then topped it with Liquid Applique and REAL cupcake sprinkles!
I'll post a video tutorial of this technique next so you can see how fun and easy this is!
Contact if you would like to join me for this month's project or if you would like to order a kit by mail - complete with pre-cut, pre-stamped papers and step-by-step instructions!
The kit is $5 for 3 cards/envelopes (pink or red/blue) or FREE with an order of $25 or more. Get TWO sets for FREE with an order of $50 or more, and so on. Additional sets may be purchased for $5 each.