Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trees Trees & More Trees!

I love this Tree Stamp Set! It's fun & funky, & whimsy. It's called "Tree Tops" & it's from the new catalog! I made these emblellishments for my downline. Ssshhh it's a surpise for the Unit Meeting on Friday! The clip is from Walmart or any office supply store. They are big about 4 or 5 inches long. I stamped & cut out the images (yes I cut them out x 8 each!) & built them up with pop dots to give dimention. I adhered them to a peice of chip board & glued that to the clip with Liquid Glass. I hope my downline love them! I can't wait to use mine on a page. I'll have to dig out some camping pictures & put them together at the crop this weekend. I'll show them to you next week on a layout. Make sure to sure to check back.

Having fun stamping & even cutting things out!

I Love My Cuttle Bug!

I love the using my cuttle bug! It brings a card to life! You can sand the images as is done on the Blush & Breeze (retired know) card or you and sand & ink them as shown on the Chocolate flower & sweet leaf cards from our "Life Delights" paper pack. Adding the extra texture just makes it "Pop"! Some of the Highlights of this product is that the embossing folders are very reasonable priced. Only $5 to $6 per folder & you can often find them on sale! You can afford to own all of them! Well... maybe not all of them! But at least the ones you love! It is also a die cutting machine. And will accept most other companies dies. Including Nestabilities.

My friend Brenda & I went to a "Cuttle Bug" class yesterday. We learned lots of secrets! What a talented lady who taught the class! She showed us lots of tricks to getting more out of our investment in the product. I can't wait to share them with you! I'll create some cards this weekend at my crop & post next week.

Remember a "Creative Mess" is better than tidy idleness!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Win a set of these Pages at the May Crop!

Make your kids a star by putting their Rock Band & Guitar Hero pictures on these pages! Hand stamped & stitched. I made a set for each one of my kids & liked them so much that I decided to make extras for prizes at my "Rock & Crop Around the Clock" Crop! Email me for more info on the Crop.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Enter Our Contest & Win Big!

National Scrapbooking Month is all about you! We want you to share your story with us, so put together your best two-page layout featuring…you! Send a JPEG photo of your layout and a description of how it is highlighting you, your life, your passions, your hobbies—whatever is the best way to tell your story. Send your photo and description to scrapbookandshare@closetomyheart.com and you will be automatically entered into the contest to win $150 US retail in Close To My Heart product! Click on the button above for more info on contest rules & categories.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tickled Pink Special

The "Tickled Pink" scrapbooking kit, created exclusively to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, is available starting April 15th to purchase at retail or earn FREE Until May 31, with a qualifying purchase. In addition, hostesses who have qualifying Home Gathering sales totals will receive the Tickled Pink kit for FREE, and new Consultants who enroll in May will receive a FREE Tickled Pink kit as part of their New Consultant Kit. I have this kit & it is very cool. If you would like to see it email me & we'll get together. Love, Love, Love the stamp set & White Daisy Mini Medley Collection.
A little artwork for you cardmakers to enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our New Summer Catalog is In!!

Yippie! Our new Summer Idea Book has been released to us consultants! Here's a sneak Peak for you! What a Hunk on the cover!

Wait until you see all the wonderful new designs! I love the paper packs with this catty! My wish list is entirely to LOOONG! The new stamp sets are right up my alley! New trees (lots of new trees!) a new Owl set "You are a Hoot" it is so dang cute, & a button stamp set! You know how I love chip board...well now we have Chipboard Borders! With swirls!! (my favorite!) Can it get any better?!! I'll post more later.

Oh yah... If you come to my crop in May you will be one of the first to get your hands on the new Catty & It's FREE!!! My gift to you for coming to my Rock-n-Roll Crop!
Rock-n-Roll Crop

Listen to 80’s & 90’s Rock-n-Roll
And Crop Around the Clock!
A whole weekend of fun!

May 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Crop all weekend, Friday noon until Sunday 4:00 $55.00
Friday noon until 2:00 $20.
Saturday 9:00 - ??? $30.
Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 $15.

Here are the Details
Where: Holiday Inn Express, 5401 28th St. Court SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (Behind Cascade Meijer)
When: Friday, May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Starts Noon Friday to Sunday @ 4:00!
What to Bring: Your favorite cropping tools, supplies, Pictures & all your Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Friends! Please bring a dish to pass. I’ll email out the menu
Cost: Register for the whole weekend at $55.00. Or come for the day that best suits your schedule. The crop includes; Snacks, Drinks & Dinner. FREE use of CTMH Stamps, Inks, & More.
What to Do: Call me to save your Croppin’ Spot (or table)

We have a block of rooms saved under Close to My Heart. Please call the Holiday Inn Express #940-8100 & reserve your room if you would like to stay at the Hotel. The accommodations are a suite with 2 double beds & a kitchenette, which includes sink, counter, micro, fridge, coffee maker & some dishes. It also includes a TV area with dining table & couch that folds out into a bed. They are nice rooms; I’ve been here for crops before. The rooms can easily sleep 5 or 6 w/1 to 2 people using the fold out couch. Included in the room price is breakfast between 7 & 10 am w/toast, bagels, yogurt, fruit, cereal & more. Breakfast drinks are included as well as their specialty of cinnamon rolls. Not bad for 75.00 a room! (plus taxes) The hotel has a pool & hot tub.

There will be games & prizes. Brush up on your rock-n-roll trivia so you win auction money! We’ll auction off prizes each day. Don’t forget to sign up for the Grand Prize Basket! Call me with any questions or to Register.

Jolene McCormick 616-608-2653 or cre8withjolene@gmail.com
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Monday, April 6, 2009

I don't think we brought enough stuf!!

No trip to Detroit is complete without a trip to Archiver's!! Woo Hoo! It was our first time there. I wish we had one closer to us. We also had to go shopping at Ikea! We barely fit everything into the van!

I'm Back!!!

Gosh It's been a while! As a lot of you know we've had computor & online issues here in the country! Well we've finaully found a server that is awesome! Fast searching & even fast sending out. Whew. I thought they were just going to leave us out here in dial up land! We are now going through a company called Redfrog. It is tower based so it doesn't even use our phone line! So I should be able to upload pictures to my blog quickly! Let's test it and see!
I went to CTMH Regonials in Detroit recently. It was a three day weekend of stamping & sharing business ideas. This artwork is from some of the wonderfully talented group of ladies that were there. The small album is our new "Acrylic Mini Album". She did a fantastic job decorating it. She used our B&T Duos & rub-ons & lot of other CTMH accesories.

I just loved this layout! What an adorable little girl! I think the colors are beautiful together & her use of the Dimensional Element flowers is well done. this layout is from our Notebook paper pack.