Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another "spinny" Card!

Hopefully my dear stepmom does not subscribe to my blog, or she may see her birthday card BEFORE it comes in the mail!

I had so much fun making this card, and it is another spinner card, so when you tilt it side to side the flower/bunny assembly spins across the opening. It turned out absolutely adorable, and I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Now to design one for my MOM, whose birthday is next!

All items are Close To My Heart:

Base: Colonial White Cardstock 1388

Background: Amethyst Cardstock X5631

Front: White Daisy Cardstock 1385

Inks: Petal Z2161, Blush Z2106, Clover Meadow Z2113

Markers: Grey Wool Z2325, Amethyst Z2300, Blush Z2306, Sunkiss Yellow Z2351, Topiary Z2355

Stamp Sets: A Birthday Wish D1238, Bunny Love B1324, March Word Puzzle D1270, Sans Alphabet C1304

Other: Big Pinks Z1033, Winter Cozy Organdy Ribbon Rounds (Discontinued), Tombow Adhesive 1514 (or refill 1515), 3-D Foam Squares Z268 , Black Stubble & Stipple (Texture Tools Z1298)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Do YOU Love What You Do?

I DO!! You might ask "Why do you love what you do?" Well, let me tell you........

I set my own schedule, I decide WHEN I want to work.....I can work around my family's schedule!

I will never be laid off.....I am my own boss!

I will never be fired.....I am my own boss!

My success is directly related to my efforts.....

I do not "answer" to anyone but myself.....

I am able to surround myself with wonderful people who share my passion.....

I have made some incredible friendships through sharing my passion.....

I meet new people on a regular basis which have lead to those incredible friendships.....

Through all of this, which I enjoy immensely, I am able to earn incentive trips.....I am currently working on a Western Caribbean Cruise!

So, again I ask, do YOU love what you do? Is it flexible enough for you? Are you earning what you feel you are worth?

"HOW" you ask, do I do this? Well, let me tell you.....

I am an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart, a leader in the stamping and scrapbooking industry! This company has been in business for 25 years! That's right, we are celebrating Close To My Heart's 25th year in business!

If you are not sure what Close To My Heart is all about, visit my website here and look around! Check out our high quality products, visit our CTMH TV where we show you how to use our products, visit "My Art" to see what I have made with these products, read "My Story" where you will find a picture of myself and the founder and CEO of Close To My Heart, Jeanette Lynton. You can visit my calendar to find out when I am holding workshops and find all the information about those workshops.

Let me show you how.....Faster, Simpler, Easier!!

If you would like to take control of YOUR destiny, feel free to contact me at (414) 640-0412.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Anthony's Uncle Fuzzy" Updated!

LOL, I'm sure you have seen the picture of LucasJon in my sidebar of this blog. Well, seems that "Uncle Fuzzy" is growing his afro once again. Just thought it would be cute to post a new picture! This is a self portrait by the way. He is quite proud of his afro. We won't discuss the looks and comments he gets when walking through the stores with me. And, of course, EVERYONE wants to touch it!

NEW Art & Soul Release-Running In Circles!

Just a friendly reminder that a NEW Art & Soul webisode was released this morning! You can view it here. Also, I am......

In Need of YOUR Feedback.........

I wonder if you might do me a huge favor. Would you please take a few minutes to click on the above link, watch an episode or two of Art & Soul, and give me some feedback?

Here are a few questions I'd like you to answer for me, if you would be so kind.

1. Are you already watching the monthly episodes or will you watch them on a regular basis? (They are available on the second Tuesday of each month through my website.)

2. Did you find them useful and informative?

3. Will you try or have you tried some of the techniques that are shown?

4. Have you considered purchasing/purchased any of the featured items? If so, what are your thoughts? If not, what is keeping you from doing so?

5. If you were to purchase any of the featured products, would you like for me to hold a workshop using those products? If so, what were your favorites?

Please take a few moments to watch these wonderful, informative episodes and give me some feedback. I completely understand how busy everyone is, so here's a little incentive! I will reward the first 2 people who respond within 24 hours! Thanks and have a great day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

You Make My Heart Flutter!

I often visit other blogs to get great ideas and make them my own. This a creation that I made after visiting a fellow Close To My Heart consultant's blog, Kim Burmeister at Clearly Inspired. http://clearlyinspired.blogspot.com/2008/09/tutorial-time-spinner-card.htmlHere is the link to her tutorial if you too would like to make one of these fun cards! THANKS KIM!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hey there CUPCAKE!

I made this card last night, and liked how it turned out! Here are the products used, all are Close To My Heart:

The card pattern is out of our Originals Card Confidence Program (9032), Pg. 116 "Pretty Simple"
Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet (X7108B)
Spring Iris Exclusive Inks (Z2148)
Watermelon Exclusive Inks (Z2158)
White Daisy Brads (Z1105)
Stamp set used on front of card: Cupcake Sprinkles (D1336)
Stamp set used inside of card: Birthday Surprise (D1169)
I left the inside blank so that nobody would
know who this was made for, that way when it gets mailed out it will be a surprise! I'm not sure if the recipient reads my blog or not, so I would rather be safe than sorry!
This weekend I hope to work on more things since we will once again be home and not running all over the place for sports!
Hope you like this little creation!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reflections: Sidebar-Journaling Pg. 45

These are some pictures of the page I have created for the project to be done at Mandy's Girl's Night Out party on Friday, March 13th!
All products used are Close To My Heart:
Whoops-A-Daisy Level 2 Paper Packet (X7099B)
Butterfly Wings- March Stamp of the Month (D1341)
Hydrangea Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad(Z2129)
Ocean Exlusive Ink Stamp Pad(Z2136)
White Daisy Brads (Z1105)
Texture Tools (Z1298), or Foam Tools, set of 4 (Z1090)
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114) or Foam Tools
I'm sorry the pictures are a little blurry. The larger butterfly was created with 2nd generation stamping in ocean ink. The sentiment over the butterfly is 1st generation stamping, also in ocean and reads "Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases, and pleases where it goes."
The smaller butterfly is done in 2nd generation stamping in Hydrangea ink. All of the pieces are distressed in Hydrangea ink as well using the foam sponge found in our Texture Tool Kit, the foam tools (set of 4 Z1090) or our Distressing Kit (Z1299). I also used our Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114) to make the holes for the White Daisy Brads (Z1105)

March Newsletter!

I'm Green with Envy Everyone;

Happy early St. Patty's Day! Don't we all wish we were Irish at this time of the year? All the eat, drink & be merry that goes on with the traditions? Unfortunately, I don't like beer (green or not) and am not much of a drinker, but I hope those of you who celebrate this month will all have a great time & be SAFE! Be sure to appoint a designated driver!Now, let's check out what is new and exciting this month!

Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between March 3rd & March 31st and get 50% off your choice of up to two organizational products!*NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BECOME A CLOSE TO MY HEART CONSULTANT and start living your dream of flexible work hours, unlimited earning potential, product discounts, travel opportunities, incentive plans and more. I personally am currently working to earn a Western Caribbean cruise for me and my family!

When you enroll between March 3–31, 2009, you can take advantage of a fabulous sign-up bonus: You can choose up to two premiere organizational products at half off retail price!* That’s a savings of approximately $129 on items that will help you get your business off to an organized start. Choose from our most popular items to help you arrange and store your scrapbooking and stamping supplies.Forward, march… to the front of the line today and enroll during our Forward, March campaign for super savings. Ask me today about joining the Close To My Heart family. You won't be sorry you did!
Join My Team!

A NEW Challenge!
MY UPLINE CHALLENGED ME TO GET THREE BIG PARTIES, AND THREE LITTLE ONES...COULD YOU JUST BE ONE OF THE LITTLE ONES? I would so love to rise to this challenge! Would you be interested in hosting a little party? I promise to make it fun for you AND all your guests! The best part of all of this is that I not only rise to the challenge, but you could potentially EARN FREE PRODUCT!Send me a quick email (tammypinchard@myctmh.com) or give me a call (414) 640-0412 letting me know that you are interested in helping me rise to the challenge!I look forward to hearing from you!
Pick A Date!

HUGE Sale going on!
Beginning today, Tuesday, March 3rd, you will find a sale on select My Acrylix stamp sets at UP TO 40% off retail! I have included a few pictures of some sets that will be available. Visit my site to see them all beginning TOMORROW. However, shop early as these items are sure to go very fast!My Acrylix Stamp Sale

March Workshops-Stardust
Basic, Better or Best? YOU DECIDE!

Basic Includes:

X7109B Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet $12.95

X7109C Stardust Level 2 My Stickease® Assortment $4.95

Z1150 Stardust Flexi Labels $3.95

BULK126 Stardust Workshop Guide $1.00

BULK125 26" Chocolate Dots Organdy Ribbon $0.36

*** Workshop Supply Fee (per guest) $23.21 ***

Better Includes- Basic Package + This Product

D1333 My Acrylix® Wishing Star Stamp Set $22.95

***Workshop Supply Fee (per guest) $46.16***

Best Includes -Better Package + This Product

Z1105 White Daisy Brads $4.50

Z464 Sassy Strands® Summer Carnival Collection $5.95

***Workshop Supply Fee (per guest) $56.61***

Required Tools

9030 Imagine™ $21.95

D1250 My Acrylix® Extreme Caps Alphabet $22.95

Z2134 Moonstruck Exclusive Inks™ Pad $5.25

Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad $5.25

Z365 Summer Soft Chalks $6.95

Note: "Required Tools" will be available for use at the workshop if you do not already own these products.With these items you will have enough product to complete THREE two page layouts and at least three greeting cards!

Want to see what else you will make? Visit my site and click on "Workshops on the Go". This will allow you to see all the workshops. This month will be Stardust. You can view four of the pages we will create as well as the cards! Be sure to see what all you can create with the products you would purchase! It's amazing how far it can go!Please visit my art section of my website for close up pictures of these pages!
My Art

Just a friendly reminder that EVERY second Tuesday of the month, and new Art & Soul webisode is released. These are about 15 minutes in length. They will show a technique & products, and after the show there is an opportunity to receive a discount on the featured items!Click on the link below to see past webisodes, or visit Tuesday, March 10th for the latest and greatest addition!
ART & SOUL Webisode

Keep your eyes and ears open as I have some VERY exciting things in the works, and I am bursting to share it with all of YOU!

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Grandpa's Buddy

Grandpa's Buddy