Friday, March 30, 2012

Here Comes The Easter Bunny

Are you ready for Easter?  I love Easter and it's true meaning.  Donna has been planning to make Jacob's teachers a little treat but time has sneaked up on her.  She purchased some Impatiens to give them and wanted to make them a basket to put them in.  She has the new Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 so we thought sure we could just choose one and make it.  However the flower packaging would not fit.  So I put my creative cap on and this is what I came up with.
 It was very easy, even easier than using TBBM2.  Take a 12X12 piece of cardstock.  Score at 4" and 8".  Turn paper around and score the other side at 2.5" and 9.5".  This will make a rectangular container.
 Punch the sides of the paper along the length of the rectangle.  I used a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch.

Cut the middle score lines to the end of the rectangle as shown.  Fold ends up and glue together.  

There is a phrase & tag feature on TBBM2.  The Happy Easter  has a bunny on it.  The tag is a bunny so I cut it out of white paper and glued it to the phrase.  I used pink chalk to highlight the ears and cheeks.  The eyes are black pearls.  Here's a close up.

I hope this has made sense.  Max has been laying his head on my keyboard.  He is so spoiled.  Wants all the attention.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  We're still trying to get settled in temporarily here at Donna's.  She keeps saying she's going to talk to my builder and tell him not to sell me anything.  Probably by the time he gets my placed finished she'll be glad for me to move.  LOL
God Bless Each of You!!!  Peggy

Monday, March 26, 2012

I Broke Over and Ordered the CMTH Starter Kit!!! Hope You Will Too!!

Hi Everyone, There are only 5 more days of the Close to my Heart Free Art Philosophy Collection Promotion!!! 
 How to get it?  Sign up to be a consultant with Close to my Heart and get, not only the amazing start up kit, but you get your choice of the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection or $100.00 in free product (if you already have one) for just $99.00 as it is included with the amazing starter kit!  To skip the rest and sign up now, just use this Link to sign up!  It will take you directly to the sign up page.
So... Have questions?  Keep on reading. 
  What is the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection?  So glad you asked.  It is pictured below.  You get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  In my opinion, it the the most versatile cartridge that has ever come out.   In addition to the cartridge, you get 3 full sized coordinating stamp sets that include cut sizes on the stamps to get the perfect cut to use with you Close to my Heart Stamp Images.  You also get 3 large sheets of amazing chip board shapes that match the cuts on the cartridge.  They are ready to perfectly work with your stamps and inks.  This is a $124.00 value.  CTMH's normal price is $99.99 for this collection.  You get yours FREE!!!  THAT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE PAYING YOU TO JOIN!!
So... What do I get in my Kit?   Everything is pictured below.  You get business goods and tons of the best CTMH products to get started with!  The collection included in this is gorgeous and so versatile!  You get inks, tons of stamps, acrylic blocks, embellishments, the famous stamp double scrubber, cards, envelopes, paper samples, idea books, cleaners, adhesives, liquid glass, etc. etc. etc...  That's a $288.00 value and it's yours for $99.00... plus you get the Art Philosophy Collection FREE!!!  That's almost $400.00 worth of amazing stuff for $99.00!!!  Oh... Did I mention that not only does the Art Philosophy cartridge include shapes that were created exclusively to go with CTMH stamp sets, but there will be more and more future stamp collections in the future.  Basically, this means... you don't need more cartridges, dies or punches to go along with your favorite stamps.  You just cut the shapes with your Cricut and stamp away!  AMAZING!
 Is there more?  Glad you asked!  Below are some add ons available exclusively when you sign up as a consultant.  These each include a workshop on the go, extra inks, extra stamps, extra acrylic blocks, extra embellishments...  Both are worth $94.00 to $95.00.  You can add them for $40.00 each.  These are completely optional, but both include amazing stamp sets that you are going to want because they coordinate with your new Art Philosophy Cartridge Too!!!  When you complete your order form, you will have the option to add these to your starter kit.  If you add both, you are looking at over $600.00 worth of amazing stuff for $179.00!  Wow!!!  Again, this is optional.
 One last thing that is also available as an add on is a 3 month Studio J Membership.  If you are into digital scrapbooking, this is a great package.  It's a $63.00 value for $40.00 exclusively to "New" consultants.  Just wanted to make sure you knew of all the extra savings values.
So... What makes this offer so sweet?  There is NO PRESSURE!  You can sign up today, enjoy all of these goodies and learn everything you would ever want to know about Close to my Heart.  You will not only get these amazing values, but you will also have full online access to the behind the scenes places of Close to my Heart.  There is an entire online training academy for every consultant.  You can learn everything you need to know about making this a successful business opportunity, you can learn how to use the products, techniques you have never seen before, technology you didn't know existed and access to a full network of consultants who have been doing all of this for years.
You also begin with a 22% discount on all of your purchases.  If you sell products, you receive a 22% commission on all of your sales.  These increases with continued success with the business side.
How much am I going to have to pay if I don't use this as a business?  Answer... NOTHING!  There are no hidden fees, no hidden pains, no hidden hardships.  If you want to continue with it as a business and maintain your consultant status, you need to have at least $300.00 worth of sales per QUARTER.  That's it.  Of course, you are encouraged to do more than that, but that's all it takes to keep everything at the status you are beginning with and maintaining your commission/discount.
What happens to me if I don't sell $300.00 in a quarter.  You become a Jr. Consultant.  The commission is smaller and you don't have as much access to everything online.  You will not have any fees or anything like that.  However, you are still going to be stuck with seeing us make all kinds of fun stuff and constantly inspire you.  If you don't stay a consultant, you will always have a place to be inspired and get all of your favorite products!
How do I keep things going?  Well, that's the easy part.  Use up your beautiful and amazing products and show them off!  Get together with the girls and make some things.  You know, everyone is gonna want what you are using and you can provide that for them.  As you get stronger with your craft, you get stronger in your business.  It's that simple.
How do I keep up to date and know what to try next?  Well, that's easy too!  You will have the support of Me and my team, the support of CTMH at every turn with the latest techniques, ideas, products and Donna and I will be periodically joining Bobby Hardgrove of the Cricut Couple sharing things on a new blog called Cricut is Close to my Heart.  The new blog just opened recently, but there will be TONS of content!  The biggest thing is that as you create and as you develop your skills, you are going to be asked about it.  You will be the one everyone wants to learn from.  We will teach, you get all the credit!
I have a blog and lots of friends who would be interested in this too.  What do I do to really get a jump start on this offer?  Simple answer for that one.  When you sign up, you will receive an e-mail while your shipment is being processed.  Once that e-mail comes in, you will immediately be able to go online and get into the consultant website.  While in the consultant website, you can go right in and set up your own MYCTMH website.  Simply click on My CTMH in the training page and set it up. There is no charge for  your website, but as soon as that is setup, you will have a link for others to take advantage of this amazing offer and sign up with you!  It's really that easy!!!  Besides that, you have the REST OF THE MONTH OF MARCH to advertise this to friends and family and get them started as well!  How cool is that?
What do I do if I have more questions?  Just e-mail me!  I would be so glad to answer any and all questions you have.  Please feel free to e-mail me at and ask away.  Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.  We're family here in craft land!
Thanks so much for visiting today!  In the future, there are going to be lots and lots of fun projects with CTMH projects we are all going to share with you.
If you want to follow this journey with us and would like to stay informed, please feel free to subscribe on the right.  I don't know what is getting ready to happen with the Google changes, but I would hate for you to miss anything.
Thanks so much for visiting today!  We are so blessed to be able to do this and thank you all so much for being a part of it with us!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Surprise Surpise I'm Here!!!!!

I have finally relocated to GA waiting for my townhouse to be built.  Donna & Craig have generously taken Max & I in.  I've just come back from SC.  My sister had breast cancer surgery and I stayed with her a few days.  She is doing fine.  She will find out later if she has to have chemo.  She will definitely have radiation.  Prayers for her would be appreciated.

For my first card, I decided I wanted to use one of the Sugar Nellie digis.  Her name is Victoria.  Isn't she adorable?

Card Recipe:

5X7" Card base
Paper - DCWV Denim Stack
Digital Image - Mine is from Sugar Nellie.
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - for the frame and liner.
Lace to edge the frame.
Promarkers used to color image.  I forgot to write down the colors.  I will do better next time.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  We're so glad to be back creating.  We hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

HAPPY 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, CRAIG!!! - Greeting Cards Inside and Out

Surprise, Everyone - we are still alive!!!  Here's a brief update as to where Mom and I been.  Mom has moved in with us - YEAAAAAA!!!!  Her condo is in the process of being built - so exciting!!!!!  We have just been taking a break while Mom got moved and now it's time to get back in the groove!!! 

Now for some more exciting news - Today is my 25th wedding anniversary!!  Well, it'll be offically 25 years at 4:00 p.m. today.  I've been so busy lately that to make a card for my hubby, I used my new Greeting Cards Inside and Out cartridge.  All in all - it was not only very easy but turned out really cute!!

I love this new cartridge - all you have to do is Pick a Card, Choose Layers on the screen and all the items that you need to make the card are printed by the Imagine and then the machine cuts them out - LOVE ITTTTT!!!

Well, It's going to take me a few days to remember where all my supplies are since it's been a while since I've been in my Happy Space!  Mom will be back tomorrow with one of her beautiful cards so come back tomorrow - you'll be glad you did!!

Thanks for bearing with Mom and I as we took a little break to get her moved!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna