Friday, January 13, 2017

DIY Succulent Wreath Kit from Close To My Heart

Do you know about the BEAUTIFUL welcome home wreath kit that Close to my heart is offering this month only?!! For just $18.95 (or FREE with a $60 purchase!) you can get your own kit to assemble this awesome customizable home decor piece! I'd love to show you how to assemble it (it's so easy, even the non-crafter will enjoy making it!) Contact me now to get yours or order it online from my website during January only: 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Save the Date!!

Do you remember the BIG workshops
that Katrina Sikora and I used to host at a hotel banquet room
several times a year?! Well, it's been a few years since then,
and I'm excited to announce that I'm "back at it"!!
A few consultant friends and I have been planning this
for several months now and I'm so thrilled to finally
be able to announce the details!! 

Please mark your calendars now for 
March 18th!!

 ...and tell all of your friends!!
We are gonna have such a blast this day!!
...and if you don't live locally in Barstow, 
this is one event that will be worth the trip!!
(if driving in from out-of-town is possible for you).

Here are all the details:
(and more artwork images will be shared 
as we finish up designing all of the projects!)

A Close to my Heart Scrapbooking and Card-making Workshop!
(a new multi-consultant event now held three times a year!!!)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
at Rosita’s Restaurant (Barstow, CA)

Workshop prices include buffet-style food/appetizers and unlimited ice water/tea in a large banquet room! A “no host” bar will also be available for those who might want to order their own drinks! PLUS we’ll do a random prize-drawing and give-away every hour! The projects are all “beginner friendly” so invite & bring friends new to ctmh!! (for more chances to win prizes!)

*the early-bird price saves you $5.00!
*$50 pre-paid by February 20th  (or $55 pre-paid by March 1st)
gets you the EVERYTHING kit that includes:
pre-cut materials to create 4 – 12x12 layouts (8 pages!)
and 10 standard-size cards w/ envelopes (2 each of 5 designs)

*$30 pre-paid by February 20th  (or $35 pre-paid by March 1st)
gets you the CARD-MAKING ONLY kit that includes:
pre-cut materials to create 15 cards w/ envelopes (3 each of 5 designs)

**The “EVERYTHING kit” includes full product collections with a retail value of more than $40.00! including Z3263 Uptown Fundamentals paper pack ($14.95), Z3309 Snapshot Complements ($6.95, shown above), Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim ($4.95), Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems ($3.95), 10 sheets cardstock ($6.50), and 10 card bases w/ envelopes ($3).

Contact your consultant now to RSVP!!
       Addie Ebersohl 760-953-3841
       Jennifer Rubio 760-220-0683
       Loreina Contreras 760-559-1881
       Marti Foster 760-981-2134
       Sandy Robb 760-953-9864

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January Events (featuring Sugar Rush)!

JOIN US for any of my upcoming events in January!!

These are the newest card designs I'm offering
this month ($1.50 each) as part of my "card buffet."
Create them at any of these upcoming CREATE DATES:

Saturday 1/21 (1pm-5pm)
Sunday 1/22 (1pm-5pm)
Monday 1/30 (9am-Noon)

Create these fun layouts (below) with this month's 
SUGAR RUSH Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
($30 for 3-12x12 layouts) on any of these dates:
(RSVP required by 1/15 to guarantee
your kit will arrive in time for 1/21)

Saturday 1/21 (1pm-5pm)
Sunday 1/22 (1pm-5pm)
Monday 1/30 (9am-Noon)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 (the Spring 2017 mini-catalog) is available now!!

The Seasonal Expressions 1 - Spring 2017 mini-catalog is now live. The beautiful products inside are now available to purchase from January 1st through April 30th, 2017 
(or while supplies last, whichever comes first).

You can SEE IT ALL online page-by-page right here:

Also, don't forget that all products from the full-size Annual Inspirations Catalog are also still available through July 31st and you can still see this catalog online using the same link above as well!

Finally, here is the link to my website where you can
order any amazing ctmh products you want from me online!

Stop by my blog again here this week to see all of the
January events and specials I'm offering! 
They're too good to miss!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Events (Plus online sale of Gift Tag Workshop Kits!!)

JOIN US for any of my upcoming events in December!!

LAST CHANCE to make ANY of the Christmas Cards
I've offered in recent months and/or ANY of my newest card
designs (shown below) will be at these CREATE DATES:

Saturday 12/10* (10am-5pm)
*bring a potluck dish to share!
Sunday 12/11 (1pm-5pm)
Monday 12/12 (9am-Noon)

Create these beautiful layouts (below) with this month's 
Oh, Deer! Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
on any of these dates:
(RSVP required by 12/12 to guarantee
your kit will arrive in time for 12/19):

Monday 12/19 (9am-Noon)
Friday 12/30 (6pm-9pm)
Saturday 12/31* (10am-5pm)
*bring a potluck dish to share!

AND finally...
I'm most excited to announce my first ever!
(with instruction file)

(local customers can join me to participate in-person
on Friday 12/16 (6pm-9pm) for just $15!)


Each Workshop Kit option that I’m offering (listed below) includes ALL of the pre-cut papers needed to make 12 Gift Tags (2 each of 6 designs), plus the pre-cut and pre-scored cardstock to create the Display Tray (with the cellophane gift bag and cranberry ribbon as shown!) All wrapped up, these will make great little gifts!!

*All coloring, assembly, and embellishing is completely up to you!
**All online kits will be ready to begin mailing on Monday, December 12th!!

THREE ways to participate:

1).  For fellow Consultants and Customers (U.S. residents only) who may already own most of the items on the “Supply List” (below) necessary to complete this workshop:

$10 Pre-Cut Paper Kit with the Instructions file emailed to you!
            (papers only, embellishments not included!) TWO kits for $18

$12 Pre-Stamped Paper Kit with Instructions file emailed to you!
(papers are stamped for you, embellishments not included!)
TWO kits for $22

PayPal your payment (friends/family) to:

2).  Use the “Supply List” (below) to determine which supplies you want/need to purchase to complete this workshop, and order them from me online at:

A $25+ Online Order from my website gets you:
ONE Pre-Cut Paper Kit mailed to you
and the Instructions file emailed to you!

A $50+ Online Order from my website gets you:
TWO Pre-Cut Paper Kits mailed to you
and the Instructions file emailed to you!

3).  Local Customers can join me for an in-person workshop on Friday 12/16 (6-9pm)!

$15 per Pre-cut Kit includes all of the embellishments!! Plus the use of my stamps, inks, markers, and tools. *Bring your own tape-runner adhesive.

D1697  Perfect Presents Stamp Set ($17.95)
Z899  Black Memento™ Ink Pad ($7.95)
Z2816  Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad ($7.95)
Z2850  Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad ($7.95)

Z1979 Black Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen ($3.25)
Z2448  Carmine ShinHan™ Touch Twin Marker ($5.95)
Z2454  Leaf Green ShinHan™ Touch Twin Marker ($5.95)
Z2463  Sap Green ShinHan™ Touch Twin Marker ($5.95)
Z2465  Turquoise Blue ShinHan™ Touch Twin Marker ($5.95)

Z4014  White & Gold Twine ($2.95)
Z3093  Fern Thick Twine ($3.95)
Z3274  Clear Sparkles ($2.95)

Y1009  2” x 3.5” My Acrylix® Block ($8.95)
Y1000  1” x 1” My Acrylix® Block ($4.95)
Z1999  1” Circle Punch ($9.95)
Hole Punch (I prefer the smaller hole on my Crop-A-Dile)

For my CTMH consultant friends planning to host your own workshop(s) for customers, you do have my permission to print and share the instruction pages with them (but please no sharing and/or selling of this file beyond that). Thank you :)

Suggested PAPERS needed to prepare 7.5 workshop kits*
*Easily substitute similar papers/colors as desired if you don’t have the exact papers shown.

1 “City Sidewalks” Paper Packet (X7213B)
Cricut-cut 1 sheet each of Lagoon and Willow B&T Duos.
2 sheets Black Cardstock (1386)
5-6 sheets Colonial White Cardstock (1388) (or substitute White Daisy 1385)
1 sheet Cranberry Cardstock (1272)
9 sheets Fern* Cardstock (X5777)
Cricut-cut only 2 sheets!
1 full sheet (times 7) is needed to make each Display Box/Tray.
*Please note: I used Olive cardstock (a retired color) for some of my kits sold and for the samples shown here because I have a lot to use up and it matches closely enough to me.
1 sheet Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
1 sheet Kraft Cardstock (Z1375) (or substitute “Rustic Home Fundamentals” Z3262)
1 sheet Timberline Bulk B&T duos (retired X7182B) (or substitute “Rustic Home Fundamentals” Z3262)
2 sheets White Pines Bulk B&T duos (retired X7200B) (or substitute any Red patterned paper)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December SOTM Blog Hop featuring Thoughtful Flowers!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Thoughtful Flowers S1612

If you've just arrived here from
then you are on the correct path.
If you get lost along the way, you can find
a complete list of all of the participating
consultant blogs here on MELINDA's BLOG.

My first standard-size card features the Oh Deer! papers 
with Cocoa and Fern cardstocks. Flowers were stamped
with a Memento Black Ink Pad and colored with
Carmine and Sap Green markers.

I love the variety of so many different kinds of flowers
included in this stamp set! I'm not sure if the specific flower
stamp I used on my first card (above) was intended to be 
a poinsettia (as it could easily be colored to look
otherwise)but I wanted it to be a poinsettia, so I hope
that my attempt to make it look like one worked, lol.

Update: On Friday 12/2, I just couldn't stop creating
and ended up making a few more cards 
using just a little bit more of the Oh Deer!
papers with (retired) Blossom papers (X7196B).
The ShinHan Touch Twin Marker colors I used here
(below) include: Golden Yellow, Lavender, Leaf Green, 
Light Orange, Marigold, Peacock Blue, Peony 
Purple, and Turquoise Blue.

Now you can continue on with the hop,
and be inspired by more creativity
using this stamp set by visiting
DONNA's BLOG next!
Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop!

Today, 23 consultant artists are sharing
artwork they've created using this, the 
newest Cricut cartridge/collection
only from Close to my Heart!

Just in time for our
CYBER MONDAY promotion...
When you spend $30 on retail-price product,
you can purchase any one of our Cricut collections
at 30% off!! The sale starts Monday, November 28th,
at midnight (MST) and 11pm (pacific).
Here's the link to shop with me:

If you've just arrived here from

then you are on the correct path.

The standard-size card I created (above) features the Oh Deer! papers (X7214B) with Cocoa, Desert Sand, and Fern cardstocks. I especially love the look of the three silver sequins stacked on top of one another and finished off with a clear sparkle.
The wreath was cut at 2.75"
The holly, stems, and sprigs were cut at 1.5"

Now you can continue on with the hop,
and be inspired by more creativity
using Flower Market by visiting
CAT's BLOG next!
Enjoy the hop!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November Cards, Giftables, and Layouts (featuring mostly City Sidewalks!)

For my local peeps, we still have two more CREATE DATES left this month!! If you want to join us to make any of the cards/goodies I've designed for November (shown below!), you can still plan to join us just after Thanksgiving on Saturday 11/26 (10am-5pm potluck) and/or Sunday 11/27 (1pm-5pm)PLEASE RSVP and let me know which date you plan to join us by leaving a comment here, on Facebook, or by calling/texting me at 760-220-0683.

 Cards featuring the Stamps of the Month! (October and November)

 Cards featuring City Sidewalks papers

Cards featuring Oh Deer! papers and Thin Cuts

Hand-stamped Snowman Treat Tubes (filled with Rolo's and/or Kisses)!!
Let me show you how to create these for just $2.00 each (chocolate included).

Cricut-cut Reindeer Stocking with a Candy Cane inside!!
(Designed by my super-talented upline/team-leader, 
Denise Anderson-Turley, of
Let me show you how to create these for just $1.50 each.

Lastly, here are the City Sidewalks Scrapbooking layouts (below) that my scrapbooking workshop participants are making with me this month also! It's not too late to order additional kits (for Nov. 26/27th) if anyone else wants to join us! (as long as you rsvp to me by the evening of Sunday 11/20!!) Just $30 per kit (pre-cut for you by me) to create the three 12x12 festive Christmas layouts shown here!