Monday, March 29, 2010

The twins in a perfect pic...

Just a quick share of one of the layouts I completed this week using pics of some great teens I know.  I used the format for the Veranda workshop on the go  ( and , of course, deviated slightly..hehehe) but I really love this photo of the twins together and it just seems to capture each of them perfectly ~ thus, it's getting a layout all its own :)  I love creating this patina on the pewter metal flowers, buckles, and brads with StazOn.

Hope you enjoy it :)  HUGZ!  Angel
Recipe:  Veranda paper pack, CTMH cs, filigree metal flowers, B1338 Follow your Heart stamp set, CTMH Just Blooms, bitty sparkles, Garden Green, Cocoa, Creme Brulee, and Tulip  ink, Timber brown and Forest green Staz-On ink. Buckles and "10" from Ideaology collection by T!m Holtz, Tulip fabric/mesh flower by Prima.

Monday, March 22, 2010

What fun !

Our March weekend crop went so well and I had so much fun!  The gals and I cropped our hearts out and did some great layouts and projects! The "featured" layout for the crop was this one using Veranda and learning how to use the CTMH waterbrush to create these beautiful flowers.

Then, we had loads of fun using our own stashes and creating these dry erase boards ~ Deb did such
a great job on hers using her Prima tea & silk stash -- and the other is mine using Notebook from CTMH.
(There was also some outstanding boards done by Donna -- but she's camera

Now I'd like to share some fishing layouts I actually completed myself this weekend!  This is the first event where I have actually sat down and did some of my own scrappin' LOL

Recipe: Garden Green cs - Rustic Trail Stickease - Dimensional Elements Frames -
 paper flowers and brads all from CTMH with a few Plumeria DewDrops thrown in for "bling" ~  Hope my son likes it!

We have more crops coming up for spring and through the summer - so if you're not on email updates - be sure to contact me - We'd love to see you  :)

HUGZ!  Angel

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dare to Dream

March Special!  Get 4
 Additional Stamp Sets (Value $91) when you 
become a 
Close To My Heart Hobbyist/Consultant in March!

Get all four of the Stamps of the Month Sets for Summer 2010 before they are even released!

So all totaled, that's over $400 in supplies for just $99 !!  AND you'll get a lifetime discount on all of the scrapbooking stuff you love.  Here's a picture of the 4 sets! 
I have found that becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant is one of the best things I have ever done for myself and my family. When I joined, I just thought it would be a great way to get a discount on the scrapbooking & card making products. Now, I have found it is SO much more. I'd like to share this opportunity with YOU!  I am looking for consultants to join my team!  There are different levels and ways to be a consultant.  Choose one or choose them all... the choice is yours!
  • Business Builder - Work with customers to hold home gatherings, create clubs, have fun at weekend crops and host workshops. Make additional income to contribute to your family. Wake up with a purpose to your day - owning your own business!
  • Studio J Consultant - You have fallen in LOVE with digital or online scrapbooking. The ease and timeliness of creating these Studio J layouts works with your lifestyle. Between you and your friends & family, you are creating about 10 layouts per month at a 22% discount.
  • Club Coordinator - You have a group of friends that love Close to My Heart as much as you do. Get 4 or more of them together once a month to create one of CTMH's Workshop on the Go and get at least a 22% discount on your purchases.
  • Personal Use Consultant - You and a couple of your friends really like CTMH's products. You submit $300 or more in orders per quarter and get at least a 22% discount on all your purchases.
  • Junior Consultant - You like CTMH's products and can't resist getting more than $300 for only $99. You might order a few things a year at a 10% discount.
As you can see, there is a place for EVERYONE at Close to My Heart. It is my goal to reach consultants all over the country!  The Running with Scissors team is a sincere, caring team with lots of support for you, and some wonderfully creative artists.  We have space for you, and we're committed to sharing and growing as individuals and as a group! I'd love to help you make CTMH the creative spark it has become for me.
Consultant Information:
The cost for the Starter Kit is $99, plus $20 UPS ground shipping and tax.  
***You will also have an opportunity at the time you sign up to add additional bundles - a Scrapbook and/ or Cardmaking Bonus Pack.(you can view all these option on the online catalog - pages 106 and 107)  These are fantastic one-time opportunities you can add-on ONLY at the registration period, so be sure and look at them BEFORE you complete your registration form.***

Following your online registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a password to our Online Office, the Consultant Website. Here you will find our Online Order System, the Training Academy, the Consultant Manual, our Bulletin Board and much more. A week later, you will receive a HUGE box containing over $400 in products and business supplies.

You only have to maintain a minimum of $300 per calendar quarter to keep your full 22% discount. What I love about CTMH is if you find you are unable to meet the $300 per quarter requirement, you become a "Junior Consultant" and will earn 10% commission. That means no inventory, no getting kicked out, no renewal fees - NO WORRIES!!
Sign Up Today!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything electronically by going to my website and following the steps below:
1. Go
2. Click on "Your Opportunities"
3. At the bottom of the screen, locate the line: To sign up or for more information to become a Consultant. "Click Here".
4. It will take you into the application.
5. It should only take about 5 minutes to complete do the application.
6. You'll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within 2 days, at which time you'll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application - write it down when you create it!! ) . You will receive your kit in about 1 week ! 
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. I'm here to help you!!  My phone # and contact info is on the top corner of my blog and you are welcome to USE them !  I have so much more to share with you, so if you'd like to talk about it ~ just call !
That's all for now gals, and I hope you all enjoyed the BIG surprise! I can't tell you how excited I am about this, but I can say that its a wonderful opportunity and I'll be blogging and introducing you to all our new team members soon!
On that note just a small shout-out to our new members Jamie and Barbara ~ Congrats Girls on your new adventure!!    
HUGZ!   ~~ Angel

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Gift for Preacher

Just a quick share tonight before I sign off to bed ~  This is the breakfast try I found at the antique shop that had a deteriorating picture of apples and a water pitcher (lol)  inside the tray and was $4 when I found it.  As most of you know, from time to time I post "recycling projects" and this is one of them.  This tray was just begging for a make over; so I bought it and took it home.  I sanded off all of the images with a hand sander and lots of elbow grease (but left all the banged up notches that make it look so cool to me), then I lacquered it and added some steel wool and Brass-O to the handles and went to work with the  This is CTMH paper called Veranda from the Spring catalog ~ I just love the greens and creme brulee together!  Then I used the new Rubons from the CTMH Primavera collection  (it says You are Loved) to finish it off, along with some stamping ~ sets used are Adorning Corners, and Reminisce (also CTMH).  So do you think our new young preacher and his family will enjoy my housewarming gift??  I hope so !

***BIG*** Announcement coming tomorrow when I've had more sleep - so stop by with your coffee cup tomorrow ~ You're NOT gonna want to miss it!

HUGZ!   ~ Angel

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh BabY !

Just thought I'd share a few things today ;)
First, in lieu of all the announcements of baby showers coming up - I've made my first baby shower present of 2010 - the first of many, lol.  Its a wall hanging and shadow box frame (with a card to match, of course).

All 3 were done using the same Studio G kits I found years ago and recently resurrected from my stash. The colors are all the same in each kit, I just took the pics at different times during the day, so the shading makes them look different from each other.  As predicted from my friend Sherry - I didn't stick to the recipe with the kit at but it sure was fun painting the letters in Adirondack Baby Pink acrylic paint, then adding the papers, rub ons, embellishments and the dainty rose ribbon to the wall hanging letters (the blank tag on the second B is intentional ~ its for the baby's name), and then "pulling" double stitch ribbon and adding a corduroy pink brad to make the flower on the shadow box.  The card was made of the scraps left over - just cut all the scraps to 1x1 squares and arrange to make a baby quilt background - then I randomly stamped the plainer pieces with heart stamps.  The matted title is done using an emboss-resist and I wish I could photograph it better!  I used clear superfine CTMH embossing powder on pink paper and then sponged on some chocolate ink on the pink paper to distress it and make the embossing "appear" I love how it turned out!  

I'm working on another post as we speak - Close to My Heart has a FABULOUS surprise in store for us for March that's going to knock your socks off !  So stay tuned for more info on that ~~ and if you happen to like my ramblings follow my blog on FaceBook, or through Blogger to visit me again :)

Until we meet again, 
HUGZ!   Angel

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