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March Stamp of the Month - Choose Happy

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Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Choose Happy, a set of 14 fun stamps. If you have come here from Michelle Jones' Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.



While searching pinterest for ideas for a Technique Tuesday class, I came across a cute Kite Fold card. I thought this would be a great idea for my next class and would work great with this month's stamp of the month!   Here is my card:


I used Hopscotch paper along with Flaxen cardstock for my card.  For finishing touches I used the Pixie Extra Thick Twine and an arrow charm from the Bases and Bling Signature Charms (Z2024).  The charms aren't just for jewelry!  They make great accents on cards and layouts!

Purchase this D-size stamp set—available for one 
month only—for just $5 with your qualifying pu…

March is on a Roll!

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March is just around the corner - just 2 days away actually.   I've got some exciting news for those have been thinking about becoming part of the Close To My Heart family.   If you haven't thought about it - maybe you will when you see this awesome deal for March!



When you become a new Close To My Heart Consultant in March you will get to choose one of these two kits for only $99! Your kit will include over $370 in product  including the Shoulder Tote!
PLUS!  That's not all! New Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the a FREE rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95 USD) as a bonus (not including shipping/handling)! 

These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join March 1!
And there is more! When you submit a party order of $300 as a consultant you will get: 1.  22% discount (savings of …

March Girl's Night Out - Birthday Hip Pic Album

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Well we seem to be slip sliding right on through February. After the fun ICE storm we received here in Middle Tennessee, I couldn't be more ready for some spring time weather! I know there are many parents out there going stir crazy since the kids have been out of school 5 plus days!

I'm so excited to share my next Girl's Night Out Event project for March! We will be creating this cute little Confetti Wishes Hip Pic Album! This sturdy kraft chipboard album has 16 white pocket photo pages with 3¾" × 3¾" windows that hold 16 – 4" × 6" photos. The album is spiral-bound. I've dressed up the album with the Confetti Wishes Paper, Compliments and Assortments.


Here are a couple of pages -


At this event, everyone will receive a Hip Pic Album, pre-cut Confetti Wishes Paper and Cardstoc, 1 set of Confetti Wishes Compliments, 1 set of Confetti Wishes Assortments.    You will go home with a completed album!
Date:  Friday, March 27 Time:  6:30 Place:  …

My Dream Vacation!

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Aloha!  If you missed seeing my post lately it is because I've been gone!  I had 2 scheduled posts while I was gone but since I've been back, I've been trying to get back in the groove of my regular work routine.  It's been so hard!  I've had alot to catch up on, so getting to post about my trip has been put on the back burner.  But finally - here it is!  

In case you had not heard.... I earned Close To My Heart's Incentive trip to Hawaii!   This has been a dream trip for my husband and I for a long time.  This year our dream came true!   We stayed at the Disney Aulani Resort which was awesome.


The weather was gorgeous all week although at times a little windy.  But I will take 80 degrees and windy any day over 20 degrees or below and windy!!

I've got tons of pictures.  I will need to choose my favorites to add to my pages that I have already completed.   CTMH sent us 10 gorgeous pre-cut layouts that we would create before the trip so that we could easily a…

Little Monster Shares an "I Love You"

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The other night when I was creating some easy Valentine Cards with the stamp set "Love Ya Silly" I kept looking at the one little monster I had stamped.  I kept picturing him holding something and suddenly a light bulb went off! There was still one little stamp I had not used and it was perfect!

So I quickly put together this 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card.  I stamped the "I heart you" and cut it out.  After stamping the little monster, I added the heart to an adhesive springs to give it some bounce and attached it to the little guys hand.   I think it turned out quite cute.  :)


Products Used: White Daisy Cardstock - 1385 Cranberry Cardstock - 1272 Lagoon Cardstock - X5762 Lagoon Exclusive Ink - Z2195 Love Ya Silly - B1470 Red Shimmer Trim - Z1848 Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape - Z2004 Stuck on You Puffies - Z3037 Black and Grey Epoxy Bubbles - Z1935 Adhesive Springs - Z1725

Happy Birthday!

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Today is my oldest daughter's birthday!  My my my how time sure flies!  I can't believe that she is now a beautiful young woman.  This is the first time EVER that I have not been with her on her birthday.   An AMAZING opportunity came up for me and my husband to take our very first trip to Hawaii thanks to Close to My Heart!    We did celebrate an early birthday with her before we left.  I am sure she is getting alot more wishes today from her friends and family.  She might as well drag it out and take advantage of the all the Birthday Wishes because it only happens once a year!

Everything was sneaking up on me so quickly and I realized that I needed to get her card made early! I wanted the card to be a little more sophisticated this time so I chose to go with a black and white theme with flowers.  I used my new vine embossing folder for the background.  I stamped the flowers with the Pretty Petals (C1599) stamp set.  This stamp coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartr…

You're The Bomb Blog Hop

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Welcome to our You're The Bomb Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring a very special stamp set that is available ONLY through March 31st!   What is so special about this stamp set?  Not only is it adorable but when you purchase this stamp, Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile!  Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children. It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime.



If you came here from Tracey Pierce's blog, you are on the right track!  When you get to the bottom of my post just click on the link that will take you to the next blog.  This hop is one big circle so when you come back to me, you will know you have visited everyone in the hop!

Since we are fast approaching Valentine's Day, I wanted to make a card to celebrate.  I love all the words on this stamp and couldn't dec…

February Artfully Sent Class

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My January Artfully Sent class was a success! I think the ladies learned a few things.  This class helped them gain more confidence in using this exciting new cartridge.  I will be offering another Artfully Sent Class in February!   In this class our main focus will be using the "0" key and we will even create an envelope and liner!  I'm even going to incorporate the use of the Dot embossing folder for our Pop Up card.


If you have an Artfully Sent Cartridge and would like to join me for this next class, contact me today! The class fee is $10 and you receive all the materials to make the two cards and envelope.   You will also receive Silver Sequin, Slate Diagonal Ribbon to embellish your cards and even a 5x7 Envelope for your Pop Up Card!
Class Dates: Saturday, February 28 @ 1:00 PM (This class is full) Thursday, March 5 @ 6:30 PM (4 spots available) Location:  2722 Lascassas Pike  Gateway Mechanical Office
Class space is limited.  Must RSVP and pay no later than February…