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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Musings week #2

Got my Monday project all done. Check out the beautiful new paperpack, coming September 1st, called Magnifique. What beautiful colors, and did I happen to mention...they are my wedding colors exactly!! I used a new stamp set as well - D1438 Circle of Love - for the awesome peacock and new colors, Pear and Lagoon, throughout the layout. And whada think about our new flip flops?! Aren't they cool. Finally, they come in three new sizes to create even more options for pictures on your single layouts. I show two different ways to use them - horizontal and vertical - and used all three new sizes. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Beach themed picture frame

OMG only about three weeks or so before my wedding! I am getting so excited but nervous too. Just today I sat down to wrap presents and forgot all about the place cards. Since it's such a small wedding (only about 16 guests), it didn't take me long. Anyhoo, I wanted to share the couple gift that I put together based on a great idea that I saw at the CTMH silent auction in DC a few weeks back. Once I did one, the project became simpler and really didn't take long at all. This was my first attempt and I was anal enough to actually measure. I purposely left the lighter spot in the middle until I figured out shell placement. The original canvas was 8 x 10 and will nicely hold a regular sized photo. And yes, I glued all those shells on and the sand on (LOVE Liquid Glass!!). If you'd like detailed instructions, please email me for a supply list and instructions! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Albums retiring!!

I have it on pretty good authority that our 6 x 6 and 9 x 9 albums, and possibly our linen 12 x 12 albums are going to be discontinued at the end of the year. In fact, they are not in our new Idea Book set to go live on September 1st. I currently have some of each in stock and will deeply, deeply discount these. Please shoot me a private email at if you'd like to order one.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Musings Week #1

Okay, so it's Monday...time to get motivated! I put this card together in about 5 minutes using our Wishes book, pg 117, and the Stamp Set, C1361, Buttoned Together. I used one piece of the B&T paper to cut the large circle and the MyStickease level II to create the other circles and the flower on top (adhered with foam tape to POP up). I tied a quick chocolate ribbon into a bow, stamped my sentiment in chocolate ink, and added two felt flowers from a prior Connection Reward with some "bling" and poof...a cute little card to send to your BFF!! Don't forget to post your take on the Monday Musing and be entered to win a fabulous Prize!!! The contest ends next Sunday night before the new Monday Musing post. I can't wait to see yours!! Happy Scrapping!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Monday Musings Sneak Peak week #1

Monday Musings sneak peak: I am posting this early for you 2 have the weekend 2 do this!! The rules:1. Use any paperpack w/@ least these 3 colors - chocolate/cocoa, blush & bamboo - create a "Frienship" themed CIRCLE card. ALL products must be CTMH. Please upload your photo starting today. This contest runs next Sunday nite. I will randomly chose a winner, who will receive a special goodie from me!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday Musings

Join me every week on Monday for a supply list. You will be asked to use those products to create a project to post on my FB business page. A random winner will be selected each week and will receive a free goodie from me!

I am baaaack!! Convention was awesome!

Whew....what a week. I am finally back from Washington, DC where I spent almost 6 days at the glorious Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center celebrating friendships and our love of papercrafting. Close to My Heart unveiled it's new Fall/Winter book, and let me tell you, they never cease to amaze me!! There are 4 gorgeous new paperpacks, new card kits, new colored sparkles - my favorite...bling! - and 8 new colors just to list a few!

There are super exciting changes coming to Studio J, our on-line scrapbooking studio. While the original program is in place - NO charges to use our software, nothing to buy - they have added a new Membership program! Some of the member benefits will include 50% layout pricing, hi-reCTMH s JPG files for every printed layout purchased, special members-only kits, and free S&H and memory protectors. They also will have special campaigns geared towards Studio J members only!

Speaking of Studio J, new consultants starting September 1st will also have the option of enhancing their business with a FREE web-site! This will allow you to accept web orders, all without any extra fees from Propay because CTMH is now absorbing ALL of those costs! Your Studio J customers can now order direcctly from your site!

Also effective shortly (I don't have the date in front of me), but all consultants who renew or sign up for a MyCTMH website will receive a 1 yr. membership in Studio J FREE, FREE, FREE!!!

CTMH has also upgraded its hostess plan and now it's even easier to receive half off products.

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