Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Picture My Life

Picture My Life is the excited new scrapbooking program from Close to My Heart that is coming out in January.  It will be a great way to scrapbook lots of pictures quickly, while not sacrificing beauty.  I am excited to incorporate these kinds of pages with my traditional layouts in order to "keep up" with my albums.  This way I will be able to still create elaborate pages with special pictures and still show off all of my favorite pictures.

If you sign up to be a consultant during November 1 through December 15, and meet the qualifying sales, you will receive one of these kits for FREE.  See my website for more information...

I am also excited to show you some of the fast ways you can use these kits!  Check back to see pictures of how I used the kits to catch up on my pictures and click here to see a preview of some of the exciting new products!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of one of the fun goodies you can check out if you come to my Christmas Tag Workshop on December 5 from 6-8!  I used the Sparkle and Shine paper pack and the new Santa Claus  stamp set to make a cute box that I plan to use for a gift this year.  Making your own gift boxes and tags really helps to show how much you care.  Let me know by the end of November if you can make it to the tag workshop so I can have your supplies ready.  The cost is $5 for 10 tags or FREE if you place an order of $25 or more in November or December.  Hope to see you there!

Sparkle and Shine Paper Packet

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You light up my life...

When I saw the November stamp of the month I absolutely loved the little lamps for making cards and it had some sayings I liked as well.  When I saw these old pictures of Eva with the sparkle and shine paper I knew I had to use it on a layout!!!  Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful thanksgiving with the loves in your life!!!

Products used can all be found on my website.  The November Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of this month...Happy Shopping!!!
Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack

November Stamp of the Month  only $5 with a $50 order!

Sparkle and Shine Washi Pack

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration (S01E11)

Love this video because it shows how you can use all three of the CTMH Cricut cartridges...so many possiblities!!!  Visit my website to order your own cartridges and to see all of the stamp sets that coordinate to make fast and easy projects...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In love with cricut artbooking cartridge

So I am in love with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  This is the third of the Close to my Heart cartridges and it might be my favorite one yet.  The reason I love it so much is that it really has some awesome features to help make scrapbooking pages quickly and easily...and they look really cool!

If you are like me, you are way behind on scrapbooking your precious pictures.  I was just printing pictures from a few days after Eva was born and I don't even have one book finished for her.  (Stay tuned for more information about the new Picture My Life scrapbooking line from Close to My Heart, which is going to feature another awesome way to incorporate quick scrapbook pages for your pictures)  I used the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the "Together" layout to create these two pages.  The best thing is that I used some leftover paper and embellishments and I think it turned out great.  What do you think?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide is here!!!

The Holiday Gift Guide is finally here and it is full of some really cute things.  Some are only available "while supplies last," so make sure that you order soon to get all of your favorites.  There is also a special, now through December 31st, where if you spend $100 on any CTMH products, you can choose one free star item from the guide.  I love the Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet and I can't wait to make some cute pages of Eva and Jack with Santa.  Here is a card that I love that my mom made with some of the Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape.  How easy and fun...I can't wait to scraplift that for my own.  Happy scrapping and let me know if you would like to place an order or have a party!!!
Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet

Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape

Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Workshops!

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I wanted to let you all know about a couple Christmas workshops I am going to be offering.  I will have a Christmas Card Workshop and a Christmas Gift tag Workshop.  Both will take place at my house...please let me know by Monday, November 11th if you would like to attend one of the card workshops and by Friday, November 29th for the tag workshop.

Christmas Card Workshop:
Wednesday, November 20th or Thursday November 21st

$15 (supplies for 10 cards & envelopes) or $30 (supplies for 10 cards & envelopes + Santa Claus Stamp set)    See my website if you would like to see the entire stamp set...http://katiehessel.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7579&CatalogID=2155

If you need more than 10 cards, you can purchase supplies for more sets of 10 cards for $15 each.  Also, if you are not able to attend the actual workshop, I can prepare a kit for you to take and work on at your house.  Supplies needed that would not be included in the kit are the juniper, ruby, and whisper stamp pads.  Let me know how many cards you would like to make and whether you would like to add on the stamp set or the ink pads!

Tag Workshop:
Thursday, December 5th
$5 or free with a $25 or more order placed in the month of November or December

Come enjoy an evening with Christmas music and snacks and make 10 gift tags for your presents!  See examples of some of the fun things in the Holiday Gift Guide and get some gift ideas for the people on your list.  

Hope to see you at one or both events.  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Baby Jack

Well, I haven't been doing much crafting or blogging lately and it isn't because I don't want to...in between school starting and the normal busy start to the year, we also welcomed baby Jack on September 21!!  He is already growing like a weed and we are all starting to adjust to a new baby in our family.  Eva thought he was pretty cute at the hospital, but she wasn't too sure about him taking up her attention at HER house:)  She was very quick to adjust though and now the only problem is making sure she doesn't "love" him too much!  I love having her as a helper though.

I am getting so excited for getting back into my scraproom and finishing up some pages with all of my pictures.  I am also planning on another Christmas card workshop and a Christmas tag workshop.  Leave me a comment or send me an email if you think you would be interested...more details and pictures to come soon.  Also, make sure you check out the new CTMH Holiday Guide.  Super cute stamps, papers, and embellishments.  There is a great special where if you spend $100 on any products you can choose one "star" item from this book for free.  I am in love with this new Santa Claus stamp set...so cute!  Christmas will be here before you know it.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Subway Tidings

See how easy this is!!!  Loving the September Stamp of the Month :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stamp of the Month for FREE

The August stamp of the month is called A Chocolate Affair and it has super cute pictures of chocolate treats and fun sayings that I can relate to like "Chocolate is good for you."  This set is super fun and is great for cards and scrapbook pages.  For the month of August only, you can get this set for free if you place an order of $50 or more.  Here is a card made using crystal blue and chocolate paper (of course!)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today is the BIG Day!!!

So today is the first day you can place an order from the new Idea Book from Close to My Heart!!!  There are tons of great papers and stamps that I can't wait to show you.  Any orders placed this month will also include a free idea book.  I would love to help you create beautiful scrapbook pages or artwork with our easy to use stamps.  Check out my website to see some of the new products and let me know if you have any questions.  Remember you can order online or send me an email and I can place the order for you.  If you are like me and you have a big wish list...you might want to consider hosting a gathering.  Gatherings are a great way to earn tons of free products and have fun with friends.  Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas in July Part 2

Here is another layout of some older Christmas pictures...my motto is it is better late than never.  I try not to stress out about the order that I scrapbook in or if I am using my most recent pictures first.  As long as I am making pages, they will get done eventually:)  Happy Scrapping!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

August Card Classes

Join me in the month of August and make 3 fabulous thank you cards using the new Sarita Paper Packet!  I will be offering classes on Monday, August 5th at 6:00 PM and Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00 AM.  Let me know at least one day before class if you would like to attend and I will have all of your supplies ready!  The cost is $5 or FREE if you order $25 or more from the brand new idea book!  Make sure to check out my website to see some of the fun new products.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Love is in the air...

We have enjoyed all of the weddings we were lucky enough to attend this summer.  It was more fun to dress Eva up than to try to find something for myself to wear...but we loved watching some good friends tie the knot!
I finished up my Workshop on the Go cardmaking kit in the For Always paper (I just love this pack and it will be included in the new idea book!)  The workshops make it so easy and you don't even have to think, which is sometimes really good for me.  I even had enough paper left for a layout of Eva when she was only 4 days old!  This paper really works for so many occasions.  If you like this kit, you only have the month of July to order, but the For Always paper packet will be available in the new idea book.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Celebrating the big 30!!!

So I turned the BIG 30 this month...not sure how I feel about that.  I forced Kyle to take me to the Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate and we had a ton of fun with Eva and my family.  Eva loved the beach, water, and swimming in her two pools.  She was especially into riding in the boat and pointing out every jet ski.  I know that next year will be much harder to convince her she is too little!  I am hoping that my 30's don't go as fast as my 20s have.  Eva has a way of making time fly...

Don't forget as a way to "Celebrate" I am offering a free monogram stamp with every $30 you purchase.  The monogram stamps are going to be discontinued this month, so make sure to take advantage of this deal.  They are great for making cards and pages.  Here is a card my mom made with the "K" stamp.  Happy Scrapping!!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Work the Workshop

For July only you can get the Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit for 50% off.  That makes it only $19.95!!  The kit comes with two different colored sets of dimensional elements, the canvas, twine, clear sparkles and flourish, instructions, and an exclusive coordinating stamp set.

This is an example of a canvas my mom made with pictures of Eva.  So cute...now I just need to make one for myself:)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July

I know that it is really hot out, but there is something about getting out your old Christmas papers and stamps and scrapbooking some old pictures to get you in the Holiday spirit!  These pictures are from 2011 (I know that I am behind!)  I used some of my Pear and Partridge paper and I love the rub ons and dimensional elements that coordinate!  I absolutely can't wait to see what the new Holiday Close to My Heart looks like when it comes out in October.  Make sure to check my website and follow my blog to learn more about upcoming Holiday products!  Remember it is better to scrapbook a memory late than never...what are you doing to preserve your favorite memories???

Monday, July 15, 2013

Background Stamps

Loving the cute background stamps and techniques shared in this video.  I am going to have to dig in my stash and see what I can make.  Visit my website to purchase your own and to learn about new products!

Join my team and Save!!!

Only $49...worth $155!!!

If you have been thinking about how you can get more scrapbooking and crafting supplies for less money, now is a great time to take advantage of becoming a consultant with Close to My Heart.  For just $49 you can get this great bundle of supplies, which is worth about $155!!!  The new kit includes some business supplies and also tons of new products from the brand new Fall/Winter Idea book.  If you become a consultant, you can be as involved as you want.  Maybe you just want to take advantage of this great deal...then you pay nothing else and you can keep all of the products.  Or, you might want to take advantage of the 22% discount for yourself and your crafting friends!  You will have your minimum waived the first quarter you join and you will only have to buy/sell $300 per quarter after that.  Check out My Website and let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to help you join my team...or just help you order the supplies that you need!  Close to My Heart is a great company that really works hard to take care of their consultants.

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