Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

I know February is a short month, but really? Is it really March already? Sure is, and that can only mean one thing...time for another fun Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here from Susan's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, welcome, welcome - and be sure to click on the link at the bottom of my post to get to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find links that aren't working, you can find a complete list of hoppers on Helen's blog.

This month's Stamp of the Month set will have you all ready for Easter and spring. Sensational Season is filled with adorable images of classic bunnies, a garden and a basket filled to the brim with eggs.

Do you always feel like you have to use the complete image of a stamp? Look how fun it is to use just a portion of the image! For this simple 6x6 card I stamped just the top half of the single bunny stamp on a square of Colonial White cardstock. Close to My Heart markers are so easy to color with and the colors match perfectly every time. The bunny is shaded using our fabulous blending pen!

I also used the new Miracle papers and the bulk Sweet Leaf ribbon - I LOVE the wide ribbons!! A little distressing (direct to paper and scissor distressing) and a little bit of foam tape for dimension add the finishing touches.

Sensational Season is only available in March. Be sure to visit my website to order your set for $22.95 or to see how you can earn it at a great discount - or even FREE!

Time to hop along to the next stop - Kami's blog! Happy Hopping!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

You Give Me WINGS!

Let your creativity fly with this incredibly GORGEOUS new My Reflections Kit! If this kit looks a little familiar you're not going crazy! Wings was the focus of our January sneak peek of the Spring/Summer Idea Book. Who knew that shades of green and a deep vineyard berry with black would be such a perfect combination? Apparently, Close to My Heart did!

Wings is the featured kit at my workshops this month, but I only have one date left. If you are interested in setting up your own workshop featuring these beautiful papers, just shoot me an email or give me a call!

One more kit to go...check back tomorrow!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


The neutral tones of the new Bliss My Reflections kit make it not only gorgeous, but oh so versatile! Keep it neutral with greys, browns and creams for a classic, vintage look or add accents of just about any color you'd like and see your projects POP! Some of the B&T's in this kit have a unique masculine feel as well. I can't wait to play with this one and discover it's true potential!

Bliss will be featured at all of my workshops in August. Check the Workshops tab above for dates and make plans to join us!

Two more gorgeous kits to come - check back tomorrow and Monday!

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Your LUCKY Day!

A handsome color scheme make LUCKY the perfect kit for scrapbook pages of and cards for the guys in your life...but I bet the girls will like it too! At first, the colors scream "outdoors", but old-time bicycles and a bingo board give it a unique vintage feel too. And of course, the blues and greens will make it a go-to kit for all my "little boy" pages!

Lucky will be featured in all of my workshops is July. Dates can be found in the Workshops tab above. Mark your calendar and make plans to join the fun!

Five down, three to go! Join me tomorrow for another beautiful new My Reflections Kit!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Whole Lotta FANFARE!

Every celebration deserves a little Fanfare, and no matter what you are celebrating, this cheery new My Reflections Kit certainly fits the bill! With a fun color palette consisting of red, blues and a touch of yellow, it even has a patriotic feel.

Fanfare will be featured at all of my workshops in June. Dates can be found in the Workshops tab above. Make plans to join me!

Check back tomorrow for the 5th brand new My Reflections Kit!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welcome to MAYBERRY!

This fun and whimsical My Reflections kit has such a classic, small-town feel it might even have you whistling a little tune! I definitely fell in love with Mayberry as soon as I saw it in the Spring Summer Idea Book - and I think you will too. It is perfect for picnics, park days, lemonade stands and all other outdoor summer fun!

Mayberry will be featured in all of my workshops in May. See the Workshops tab above for dates and make plans to join me!

Check back tomorrow for another great My Reflections Kit!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet, Sweet SOPHIA

Named after the sweet granddaughter of Close to My Heart's CEO and Founder, Jeanette Lynton, the new Sophia My Reflections kit is as sweet as the sleeping baby featured on the front cover of our Spring/Summer Idea Book (that sweet baby just happens to be Sophia herself).

I've already shared a bit of Sophia with the February Stamp of the Month, but wanted to give "her" proper billing in my 8 day showcase of the brand new My Reflections kits.

Sophia will be featured at all of my workshops in April. You can find all of the dates in the Workshops tab above.

Check back tomorrow for another sweet My Reflections Kit!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Beginning today, and continuing for the next 8 days, I will be sharing a BRAND NEW My Reflections Kit from the Close to My Heart Spring/Summer2011 Idea Book. You can view the Online Idea Book HERE, or simply call or email me to get your very own copy!

You might recognize this pretty color scheme and fun papers from a recent Close To My Heart promotion. That’s right, Miracle is back and better than ever…that kit that you loved with 2 B&Ts, 1 sheet of stickease, some cardstock and fun Dimensional Elements is now a complete My Reflections Kit.

Miracle will be featured at all of my March workshops, so make plans to join me. You can find the dates in the Workshops tab above!

Check back tomorrow for another new My Reflections Kit!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweetheart + Friendship = A Perfect Combination

As promised yesterday…even MORE fun artwork using Friendship, the February Stamp of the Month set!

All of the fun cards I’m sharing today were created using the adorable Sweetheart My Reflections kit. Pink and black is such a classic color combo and CTMH has done it beautifully with Tulip, Cotton Candy, Baby Pink, and Black!

This fun little square card was created by my fun and spunky team member, Gayle Luker! It might not show up perfectly in the photo, but Gayle used Clear Embossing Powder on one of the damask images in the top left corner of the black cardstock. Those Sparkles show it off beautifully!

Fellow Consultant Elizabeth Hawley created this sweet card…simple, yet pretty! Just my style!

This 6x6 card from Consultant Lynn Hart uses the super cute Crochet Flowers found in the White Daisy Mini-Medley Collection – fun touch, don’t you think!

This next card, created by Consultant Jennifer Cox, showcases our new 2” Scalloped Circle Punch. I LOVE this punch!

Finally, Karen Barber’s cute 6x6 card…brads from the new Pink Collection and those two little Bitty Sparkles are so fun!

If you are ready to order you Stamp of the Month, head on over to my website and get yours today. Remember, the Stamp of the Month is only available this month. Buy it for $22.95 or earn it at a great discount (or even FREE) when you order other items.

Join me for 8 days beginning on Monday when I will share an all-new My Reflections Kit each day. If you don't have your copy of the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea book, contact me today. The Idea Book is FREE, I just ask that you pay $5 to cover the cost of shipping it to you.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Stamp of the Month Inspiration!

Did you check out the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop? If not, you don’t want to miss it – our talented consultants certainly out did themselves this month and shared some pretty incredible artwork in the hop!

Today I want to share a couple more pieces of artwork using the gorgeous February Stamp of the Month set, Friendship.

All of the cards shown below were created with that super cute Sophia kit – definitely my favorite in the new Idea Book!

This 6x6 card, created by fellow Consultant Janice Hodgkin just makes me smile! I love the damask images along the top creating a border, the bold Sweet Leaf ribbon, and the fun Clear Buttons!

This card was created by my talented team member, Kathy Wafer. I LOVE Kathy’s use of the damask image as a subtle background on the sentiment block. Nice touch! And of course, isn’t everything better with a little BLING? The three Sparkles along the bottom and the single Sparkle dotting the “I” add just the perfect finishing touch!

Finally, a card from my crafty team member Jill Belkin! Jill used the GORGEOUS new Bohemian Alphabet, lots of sponging and a sweet little knot to top it all off!

If you’ve enjoyed these cards, be sure to check back tomorrow as I will share even more ideas using the Friendship set.

If you are ready to order you Stamp of the Month, head on over to my website and get yours today. Remember, the Stamp of the Month is only available this month. Buy it for $22.95 or earn it at a great discount (or even FREE) when you order other items.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


If you have EVER considered becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, February is definitely the BEST time to do it! This is probably the best New Consultant Special I have ever seen!

In addition to the $100 in product credit you will receive when you reach both levels of Straight to the Top (CTMH's awesome "get started" program), all consultants who sign-up in February and reach both levels of Straight to the Top will receive a $129 rebate on their New Consultant Kit! FREE products and FREE kits make February FABULOUS!!!

Basically, for an investment of $129 (for over $350 in product), you can earn another $100 in product credit AND get your $129 back! That's $229 for FREE - for over $450 in product!

Click HERE to learn more about the New Consultant Kit
Click HERE to learn more about this amazing deal.
And click HERE to join my team!

Of course, if you have questions, don't hesitate to email me or call.