Thursday, November 1, 2018

Close to My Heart Specials

If you've been following my blog, you know that I have only been with Close to My Heart for a little while.  But I have to say, they have the BEST promotions!  November is no different!  This mont CTMH has specials for joining and hosting!  Plus new, limited time products!  With all of these specials you're sure to find one or two (or more) that you want!

Fund Your Fun

Join Now!

Sign up for $75 and get $75 back in CTMH Cash!

There are many perks that come with being a Close To My Heart Consultant, including getting an exclusive Consultant discount on our high quality crafting products! When you sign up to be a Consultant in November, you’ll get the price of your kit back in CTMH Cash, which you can use for buying additional creative supplies!
Offer valid November 1 – 30 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping
and handling apply.

Jump For Joy

Host a Gathering

Earn extra Hostess rewards with a qualifying Gathering in November!

When you host a Gathering in November that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, your rewards will jump up to the next level—that means extra free product AND an extra 50%-off item, too! When your rewards jump, we know you’ll be jumping for joy, too!
Offer available to hostesses who host a qualifying Gathering between November 1 and November 30, 2018. No shipping and handling will be assessed on Hostess Rewards items when shipped with other items; Shipping and handling is assessed on any Hostess Rewards overage.

Days of December

31 days of memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This project will provide you with a place for photos and storytelling for every day of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!
Offer valid November 1 – December 31 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.

Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop

Enjoy a truly deluxe scrapbooking experience

Create two 12” x 12” single pages and 2 two-page 12” x 12” layouts using this exclusive workshop bundle. These layouts feature a unique crafting technique designed to add extra artistic flair and to boost your creativity. Choose between the two kit options on this flyer—no Workshop Your Way® kit needed! Plus, you’ll save 15% when you purchase the kit that includes the Colorful Texture stamp set and the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts!
Offer valid November 1 – December 31 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.

True North

True North Workshop Kit

Celebrate 15 years of CTMH in Canada

Join us in celebrating 15 years in Canada with the exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit, which contains materials to create 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts, 1 single page layout, and four cards with versatile themes and designs you can truly make your own.
Only available October 20–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors Workshop Kit

Show your love of nature with this exclusive stamp set and workshop

The exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit are ideal for showing your love for nature! This workshop kit guides you through the creative process in making 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts and four cards celebrating the beauties of nature.
Only available October 20–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit

Exclusive card workshop for celebrating the heart of the season

You can never get enough Christmas. For a limited time, we are offering a discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create 12 cards that celebrate the heart of this special season.
Only available October 15–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.

Advent Calendar 

Advent Calendar Bundle

Add some magic to the holidays with a papercrafted advent calendar

Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!
Available October 1–December 31 while supplies last. Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.

Important Things

The Important Things Bundle

Create a colorful, compact album using this workshop kit

This workshop shows you how to fill up an Everyday LifeTM album with eight 6" μ 8" layouts, plus a title page and a closing page, all focused on the unique things that are important to you! Project instructions are available for download on my Consultant website.
Only available September 15 – December 31 while supplies last. Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate your visit!  If you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business! Let me know how I can help you.









Lisa Kmiec
Close to My Heart Consultant

Monday, October 22, 2018

You Are Here Cricut & Love with All the Trimmings


Today's cards use cuts from the You Are Here Cricut Collection.  Confession: I bought a new Cricut, but have been too intimidated by it to try it out!  I had an older Cricut that I found very difficult to use.  I also have another brand electronic cutter, but it never seems to cut correctly on the first try so I end up wasting more paper than I use.  But I really wanted to be able to ALL of CTMH's products so I decided to upgrade and try again.
Image from Cricut.com
I started researching the Cricut Explore Air 2.  I put it in my Amazon shopping cart. It stayed there for weeks.  Then one day I went to buy something from Amazon and noticed the price had dropped.  I took that as a sign and went for it!  I was so excited when it arrived that I immediately opened the box and found the perfect spot in my craft room.  And then it say for a couple weeks until I worked up the courage to try it out.  I'm so glad I did!  I LOVE it!  I've only used it 4 or 5 times, but it is so easy to use!  And I haven't wasted any paper yet!  Every cut has been perfect.  I have a lot more planned for this little machine.


For both cards I used the house image from the You Are Here Cricut Collection.  For the first card the house is cut in Mint and the trim in White Daisy. The Charcoal (light side) circle was cut from the Cricut basic shapes section.  It's kind of difficult to see but I stamped an all over pattern with the snowflake in the Love with All the Trimmings stamp set on the mint background piece.


I then decided the card needed a little bit (or a lot) more bling so I re-cut the card, this time using White Daisy for the house and Silver Glitter paper for the trim.  On the second card I still used a Charcoal circle and Mint background, but this time I used the darker side of the Charcoal and the light Mint.  I think I like the second color combination better.


If you are in my Facebook group and want to make this card, look for the link in the VIP Facebook Group.  If you are not yet one of my customers, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com and I will send you an invite!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know you were here! 

 Supply List

Stamps:

Paper: 

Exclusive Ink Pads: 

Accessories: 

Cricut Collection:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Family Time Layout with Craft With Heart


Have you subscribed to Close to My Heart's Craft With Heart yet?  Craft With Heart a subscription featuring Cut Above layout kits offered at monthly, 4-month, and 12-month intervals.  You decide how often you would like to receive Craft with Heart delivers and receive exclusive Cut Above layout kits delivered straight to your doorstep!

Each month includes the supplies for two 2-page louts.  My layout today is one of the layouts from October's kit. I made the page exactly the way it was designed, however you can always change it up a bit by adding stamping or other embellishments.


Craft with Heart offers three subscription options depending on how often you want to receive your Craft with Heart deliveries:
  • Monthly subscription: $17.95, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered monthly
  • 4-month subscription: $64.60 after 10% discount, plus $4.95 shipping, delivered three times a year
  • 12-month subscription: $172.32 after 20% discount, FREE shipping, delivered three times a year.  Includes 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints every 4 month.  This is the best value!
With each of the above options, your first shipment with typically ship within two to four business days from when you first subscribe! (No waiting until the next shipment!) After your first deliver, your kit will ship within the first three days of the month, depending on your subscription choice.


Want to learn more?  Check out my website for FAQs or email me for more information!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know you were here! 

There are only two days left to qualify for my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!
(NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Cards


You may already know that Close to My Heart's Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit comes with the instructions to make three 2-page layouts.  But did you know that it also includes the instructions to create 8 cards (2 of each of the designs above) with just a few additional supplies?

One thing that I really like about these kits is that they often include instructions for techniques that I either don't already know or don't think to use.  The first and second cards feature one of those techniques.  


The butterfly was stamped in Sapphire. It was colored in by inking the BACK of the stamp in Saffron, adding Pomegranate ink to the lower edges, and then stamping on scrap paper before stamping on the main image (second generation stamping).  The instruction suggest using a 'rock 'n roll' technique, but I wanted a more blended look between the two colors so I added the Pomegranate ink with a sponge.  I also found it was easier to add the 'coloring' before stamping the darker butterfly detail.


When you stamp the detailed butterfly it won't line up perfectly with the background, but that's okay because you are going to trim your butterfly using scissors.


The second card was also supposed to feature second generation stamping on the leaves, but I missed that in the instructions!  It think it's still a pretty card that way I did it.


The third card is pretty basic and straight forward.  I love the self-adhesive cork accents and the staples on this card.  (The mini stapler is one of tools that I always forget I even own!)


This last card used the Rock & Roll technique on the leaves.  I first inked the background leaf stamp in Saffron and then rolled it in Fern ink.


Please don't think that CTMH's scrapbooking kits are for scrapbookers only!  The kits include a full pack of printed paper, a few sheets of coordinating cardstock, and coordinating embellishments.  They make the perfect bundle for both scrapbookers and card makers. 

Other project using the Grateful Heart Scrapbooking kit:

Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit Layout

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know you were here! 

There are only a few days left to qualify for my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!
(NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)




Supply List:

Stamps: Grateful Heart - Cardmaking Stamp Set
Kit: Workshops Your Way Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Kit

Paper: White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Ink: Fern, Pomegranate, Saffron, and Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pads
Tools: Mini Stapler


Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Blessings Workshop from CTMH


Create elegant, monochromatic Christmas cards with the exclusive My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set and workshop kit. With this workshop, you can make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs featuring the rich, festive colors of Eggplant, Peacock, Sage, and Sugarplum. Silver glitter paper and gems and silver embellishing thread provide the perfect shimmery addition to these cards. The workshop kit is priced at a 20% discount!  Available today through December 31st, while supplies last.


Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit


This workshop kit contains:
1 - My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set (CC12181)
2 - Eggplant cardstock sheets
1 – Lilac cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
2 – Peacock cardstock sheets
2 – Sage cardstock sheets
1 – Sugarplum cardstock sheet
2 – silver glitter paper sheets
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213)
12 – white card bases & envelopes

Additional supplies needed:
Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2847)Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2849)Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2832)Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6504)Sugarplum Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6500)Bone Folder (Z1204Glue Dots® Mini Dots (Z341)Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)Bonding Memories™ Dual Action Glue Pen(Z553)* Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection (Z3296)adhesive

* Don't have a Cricut?  You can still complete this workshop!  Just substitute one of the sentiments from the Christmas Blessings stamp set.
Christmas Blessings Stamp Set
This Christmas Blessings Stamp set is available on it's own also for only $18.95.

Don't miss out on my Holiday Sparkle Giveaway!  Here's how: Between now and October 19th, 2018, place an order at lisak.ctmh.com (join the Holiday Sparkle Giveaway gathering).  For every $25 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive one entry into the drawing.  (Spend $25 to get one entry, $50 gets two entries, etc.).  The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on October 20th.  Like my page so you don't miss the announcement!  (NOTE: This promotion is not sponsored by Close to My Heart and is only available from Lisa Kmiec, CTMH Consultant.)










Close to My Heart has an incentive plan for new consultants who reach certain sales goals during their first 90 days.  I would LOVE it if you would consider helping me reach those goals by placing an order with me!  When you place an order, I will send you a link to join my private, customer-only VIP Facebook group.