Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Close To My Heart = Friendships

October is a special recruiting month for Close To My Heart for several reasons.  During the month of October, all brand new consultants that sign will receive a FREE Convention bag with their new consultant kit.  I got one of these bags at convention this summer - ONLY convention attendees get these bags.  It is something that everyone can't wait to see on the opening day of General Session. Not only are these bags stylish, but they are also great for carrying everything from Idea books to everyday business essentials.

But really, is it all just about the bag?  Let me tell you, it is more than a just the bag.  In February of 2016 I will be celebrating my 10 year anniversary with Close To My Heart.  Every time I think about it I'm amazed.  Am I amazed that I am still here?  No, not really.  I am amazed at how Close To My Heart has changed my life.  I really can't imagine my life without all the friendships that I have made over the past 10 years.  Not only have I made life long friends with customers, I have made lifelong friends with sister consultants all across the United States, Canada and even Australia and New Zealand! 
Spa Girls Reunion at Convention every year
We even try to get together now each year for a weekend getaway!
Recent Making Connections Event in Memphis.  I got to meet other consultants in the Tennessee and surrounding area.  I rode to Memphis with 2 CTMH sisters who live near Nashville area.  We were able to spend the car trip sharing ideas and experiences!
Recently I spent the weekend with several of my wonderful customers who are more than just 'customers 'to me - they are some of my very dearest friends!
If someone asked me to name just one thing that I liked about Close To My Heart (and believe me, there are tons of things I could name), it would have to be the FRIENDSHIPS.    Friendships are Number 1.  Some of the best times I have had during my almost 10 years has been with my customers and CTMH sisters.   I just could not imagine my life without these precious people sharing their time and talents with me.  I have been truly blessed more than I could ever have imagined. 

If you are looking for a few new friends, consider joining my StampinHeaven Angels team. You will be blessed beyond measure in that department!  And, yes, during the month of October we will throw in a special bag too!

To find out more about being a Close To My Heart consultant, check out the JOIN MY TEAM tab on this blog.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Memories with Nevermore

Recently I shared a layout I created using the Nevermore Paper for a non-Halloween themed layout. Today, I'm sharing my layouts I created using the paper for Halloween!  I no longer have trick or treaters at home but it was fun creating these layouts for my clubs.

I love the compliments for the Nevermore collection.  They consist of Stickers, Kraft Die-Cut shapes and Plastic Die-Cuts as well!  These were so much fun to work with.   Since these compliments are a bit smaller than the compliments that we have had in the past, I found that the best way to use them is to cluster in groups.  It really does add dimension to your pages.
Check out my 2nd layout below.  I have several groupings of clusters on this layout too.  I really like the moon and bats on the right page.  

Like these layouts?  Order the products used and I will send you a free cutting guide to create BOTH of these layouts shown!

Nevermore Paper Pack - X7198B
Nevermore Compliments - X7198C
Purple Shimmer Trim - Z1919
Grey Enamel Gems - Z3089

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blog Hop - Holiday Expressions New Product Spotlight

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop! Our new Holiday Expressions book is a supplement to our Annual Inspirations.  The Holiday Expressions has everything you need for your Holiday papercrafting projects including fall, Halloween and Christmas stamps, papers and more!  The Holiday Expressions is also where you will find the Stamps of the Month.  This book is only good through December 31 so you don't want to wait until next year to order your favorite things!

Today we are featuring artwork created with products from our new Holiday Expressions book. We have over 20 Consultants participating in this circular hop so when you get back to me, you will know you have visited all of the blogs! Be sure to leave comments! We LOVE reading comments. If you came from Haley Dyer's blog you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way you can find the entire participating hoppers HERE.

Today I wanted to go 'out of the box' a little bit with our Halloween paper pack.  Each month my clubs create a WOTG Scrapbooking Kit.   There was not a WOTG kit for the Nevermore paper so I created 2 fun Halloween Layouts for them.  (I will share those in a few days)  Not all of my club members have small trick or treaters at home anymore so I also created a layout that was not Halloween themed for those ladies.

I used several of our Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges for this layout.  The large butterfly is from our newest Cartridge - Artistry.  The smaller butterfly is from the Artbooking cartridge. The gears are from the Artiste Cartridge and the word "Amazing" is the font from Artfully Sent.  I stamped the word "SIMPLY" with Jennifer's Hand My Acrylix stamp and added purple shimmer trim and Purple Heart Glitter Gems to finish the layout.

Come back and visit my blog later this week to see the Halloween layouts I created using the Nevermore Paper Pack and Nevermore Compliments!.

Now it is time to hop over to Catherine Nowak's blog to see what she has to share!

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