Saturday, February 28, 2015

My CTMH Journey

Yesterday I shared with you the details of the amazing offer to
join CTMH in March.
Today I will share a bit about my journey.
I joined in 2012 but I just started this My Crush Album this winter.
My teammates started one at a team meeting in Minnesota and I wanted to play along too.
Even though I can't make the meetings
(Indiana to Minnesota is a bit of a commute)
I always feel included because Brenda,
my team leader, includes lots of details and photos for all of us.
Speaking of Brenda, when I created this album it reminded me of how patient she was with me when I was considering signing up.
It took me forever to decide and I had tons of questions which Brenda answered.
I am thrilled with my decision to join CTMH.

I signed on as a hobbyist but my business got a great jump start and has held steady since that beginning year in 2012.
I love teaching workshops using CTMH products and my customers love the products so I never have to worry about meeting the low, quarterly minimum of $300 in sales.
If you would like to know more about being CTMH consultant I would be happy to answer any questions.
darda lynn at yahoo dot com

You can read all about on my website HERE.
BTW, Close To My Heart offers consultants a FREE website.
That is such a great perk!

If you join my team,
the Kraft-y Hearts,
you also enjoy the benefits of Brenda's team the Rose Blossoms 
and many benefits of the Pacemaker team led by Karen Pederson.
It's a great group of peeps!
Speaking of teams, my RB team is hosting a blog hop
tomorrow night to feature the March Stamp of the Month.
I hope you come back and "meet" my super-creative, talented team-mates by hopping through the blog hop.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

March Madness

March is just around the corner, 
and boy does Close To My Heart have
a wonderful deal when you sign up to be a consultant
in March 2015!
For just the $99 sign up cost you get one of these amazing NEW kits.
(retail value of products over $300)

Scrapbooking Kit
Cardmaking Kit

and get this lovely shoulder tote FREE...

I would love to have you join my Kraft-y Heart team and help
you earn the following bonus.  
New consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first
40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote
(a retail value of $149.95 USD/$164.95 CAD as a FREE bonus
(not including shipping and handling)!
These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling.
Offer valid while supplies last March1-31, 2015.

Visit this link to learn more:

Starting tomorrow I will share with you a bit about my CTMH journey and how I am documenting it in a cool My Crush album.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sweet Baby

This darling outfit, which I bought for my new great-niece,
was the inspiration for this card.
I love to coordinate cards with gifts and the wraps.

For this card I started with a Canary card base.
I used the Hearts embossing folder to create the sweet white heart background.
Then I stamped directly on a white doily.
The rattle was stamped on Daisy White, colored and fussy-cut before adhering.
All supplies are CTMH except for the dotted ribbon and doily from my stash.

Stamp Sets:
Artfully Sent Stamp Set (sentiment at the bottom)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Happy Hello Again!

I think this is my
Stamp of the Month card.
You know how I love my layered flowers!
I used the Thick Flaxen Twine to create the bow by separating the strands.
I like the natural look to that bow.
Here is a look at the complete stamp set.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Happy Hello

I have a few more cards to share created with the
Stamp of the Month:
On these two cards I combined two of the new CTMH colors:

The SOTM is available for less than a week!
I don't know about you but I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of 
March because that means Spring is near!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Stamp of the Month

This week I will share some the cards I created using the
Stamp of the Month

I have been having fun playing with these shapes!

I was inspired by the super creative Karen Pederson for this card.
I would not have thought to pair this with the Whimsy Fundamentals cardstock
(Houndstooth) until I saw Karen's beautiful card.
That's what I love about being connected to a team, so many ideas shared.
This is the last week to get this stamp set at $5 (with a qualifying order)
and the 
promotion:  Buy one album, get the second one half-price!
Have a great week!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

Thanks to a school cancellation on Thursday I was able to organize my scrapbooking studio and fill up my 2013 and 2014 albums.
The black one on top is the start of 2015.
The Lagoon Chevron in the back is the next to fill.
I love that Close To My Heart has embraced the D-Ring style of albums.
In fact, they are on sale this month!
Here is the deal...

Album Allure
During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order today!
Express Yourself

The colors above come in both postbound style and D-ring.
Just for you info I found that I can fit 35-40 pages in my D-ring style.
My pages range from super thick (think buttons and layered flowers) to thin (Studio J) pages.
Please contact me if you have any questions
darda lynn at yahoo dot com
or visit my website
Winter is a great time to get caught up on your scrapbooking!
They are predicting more snow this weekend...sigh. 
Can't wait for Spring!