More Reasons to Smile

I’ve been working on getting these layouts done using two layout kits from “Reasons To Smile”. I’m inspired by a few different consultants putting my own twist on this. I plan to use this album for my “Gratitude” Journal for the next year. I’m participating in a challenge to document 3 things each day you are grateful for. I’ll share as I work on this throughout the year.

To do what I’m doing, you’ll need two of these layout kits:

Here are the first 6 layouts. The weather didn’t cooperate yesterday for me to take pictures of the other 7 layouts. I’ll add them when it dries out enough to take pictures.

I have created a private group. When you purchase 2 of these kits from me this month (they are gone after October 31, 2019), you will get an invite to this group and a special “mat pack” from me free (in addition to your Happy Mail). The Mat Pack will have the extra mats you’ll need to create the layouts as I have done. I like my photos matted and thought my customers would appreciate having this option as well. =) More reasons to get your kits to create these happy layouts!

Thanks for stopping by and/or letting me take a little bit of room in your inbox. Have a creative day,

Reason to Smile

Everyone needs a reason to smile and this kit gives you this. It’s “happy colors”, easy to do, and provides some additional versatility that I hadn’t planned on. So much so, that I’m going to drop doing the calendar, get two of the basic kits, and do a year long album focused on gratitude. This is the basic kit.

Doing this as a scrapbook album is not my idea. The method I’m going to use, is inspired by Sue Brent. I’ll change things up to suit my needs but I’m keeping her basic idea of “not reinventing the wheel”. I’ve created a FB group to do videos of how I’m doing this live as I create the layouts. =) Get your kit – one or two and join me! Here is my first layout:

Isn’t that just fun! And beautiful. And I think on the live, it took me less than 25 minutes to create both.

You’ll need to have some extra cardstock for each layout for the photo mats but that’s it! =) I like to mat my pictures and use flip flops on the pages so I’ll be setting my 2nd layout up to accommodate that. I’ll also be planning some space to write down something I’m grateful for each day of the month. You can see what I did above. I’ll swap out one of the spots to be a bullet journal for this.

Here’s a show of all the layouts/products:

The options this kit presents are amazing. I can’t wait to finish it and use it as part of the tracking with a course I’m taking. What a fun way to do school work! Lots of reasons to smile here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve been inspired!

Don’t Let Your Babies Be JPEGS!

https://www.facebook.com/powerofpositivity/

Don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs! This picture from Power of Positivity says it all. Check out this great article about leaving your pictures on a disc or in a cloud:https://petapixel.com/2019/03/04/the-lesson-from-costcos-photo-lab/?fbclid=IwAR2YRJohhACb3ub3WFRqRKBpaT5PThD5q2fMF2iVQ-6SMNOw1yh5taTVwXs

Use the Craft with Heart subscription to avoid this. When you do the annual subscription, you’ll get a coupon for getting 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints! Your family can look at the pictures and layouts. They can read the stories. They can laugh, joke, and smile over memories. Jpgs can’t provide any of this. And there’s a huge chance finding the picture you want to share, will be a task of hunting through files!

Here are the new layouts:

These layouts go together, lickety split, which I love, because I’m getting things done.

Check out the Marvelous March Specials!!

  • BOGO 50% Paper Party: Buy any My Reflections paper packet or coordinating cardstock, get one 50% off! As a papercrafter, you can never have too much paper! That’s why we’ve invited you to join us for a Paper Party all month long! Buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! For convenient ordering, we’ve also created some bundles that pair each paper packet with its coordinating cardstock at the discounted price. 
  • You can also get a FREE Mix-in paper packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • Love Blossom Stamp Set and Workshop Options:  There are several options for your customers to purchase the supplies used in the Love Blossoms workshop. Both the Love Blossoms workshop kit (CC21912) and the workshop kit + embossing folder (CC21911) include the stamp set, cardstock, four Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pads, silver embellishing thread, and cards and envelopes needed to create twelve cards. These kits are offered at 20% off the retail price. The only difference is that one includes the embossing folder (CC21911) and one does not (CC21912).
  • Stamp of the MonthS1903 This Happened!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. TBA
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):So Much Happy! My second favorite papers Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we are half way through it! Eek! 
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Print those jpgs so your family can laugh, cry, and reminisce over the memories!

Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life!

Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life!

This great Cut-Above kit can give you a head start on creating your holiday cards.   Add the shaker feature for a little sparkle and you are sure to wow all your friends and family!!  Use this amazing stamp set, like I did above, and you can personalize the card’s shaker, the inside of the card, and the envelopes to your hearts desire!

The best thing about this stamp set is that it is usable outside of the Holiday Season making it a keeper for years!   If you make the cards as intended, you don’t have to stamp at all.  I love how CTMH created a card kit for people who don’t want to stamp and would love to send a handmade card.   Mine are stamped:

Did you know that you can get the Cut-Above Holiday Sparkle kit free?  Host an online, Facebook, or Home Gathering with me that reaches the $350.00 level and you’ll get it free!  Better yet,  join CTMH and get a wonderful family of consultants to join the fun with!

Get this amazing kit for $75.00 and get a shopping sprees for $50.00 of CTMH cash to pick out your own kit contents!  The kit value is over $200.00.  CTMH provides some amazing training and support for new consultant whether you want to be a hobbiest to get the discount on awesome products to use or you want to build a part-time/full-time business!

 

In addition, you’ll be included in some amazing FB groups!  I have a private 1st downline group with special incentives and goodies.  My upline, Naomi Smith, has a rocking group where she does weekly FB lives and challenges you can participate in!  Come and join our community and all of the fun!

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

  • Holiday Sparkle.  Who doesn’t love a shaker card? Use this Cut-Above Card Kit to create your holidays cards.  Add the stamp set buy getting the bundle for 20% off and your creativity is unlimited!  Be sure to order soon to be sure to get the supplies you need.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the October S1809 Just Treats for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive the Holiday Sparkle Kit FREE!($29.95 value)   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart .  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  This kit is a great way to add a little sparkle to your life and someone else’s!

Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

The Postcard Perfect Collection is amazing and to help you use it, I have two amazing workshop guides that you can get free when you order the Postcard Perfect products.  These guides will help you have either a 5 Layout (10 pages) from Kelly or 8 layouts (16 pages from Studio Sus).  For every $25.00 of product you purchase, you get one of these guides for free!

Kelly’s Workshop

Here’s a layout from Kelly (Design Space files included so you don’t have to create these).

I think the layout is amazing, right?  Look at all the amazing elements.  You’ll need the following supplies to create the workshop:

  • G1143: Postcard Perfect Paper Pack $14.95
  • CC5183 Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock $9.95 (includes 2 yellow, 2 sunset orange, 2 mint, 2 peacock blue, 2 bashful, 2 white daisy)
  • CC5184 Postcard Perfect Stamp set $17.95
  • Z3365 Gold Foil Paper $6.95
  • Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon $4.95
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock (For background pages and extras) $9.50/24 (need 10 extra + for stamping)
  • Z2809, Z2849, Z2852, Z2841, Z2808, Z2865, Z2805Tangerine, Peacock, Poppy, Glacier, Lemon, and juniper Ink $7.95/ea.
  • Various blocks for stamping, foam tape, pop dots
  • **The buffalo plaid embossing folder was used on Layout 3. This item is no longer available and so I recommend that customers either use their consultant’s folder or sub out another embossing folder. There are many wonderful styles still available that would look beautiful here.
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock (for Cricut Cuts)
  • Design Space with:
    • CTMH Flower Market
    • CTMH Artistry
    • CTMH You Are Here
    • Basic shapes in Design Space **The ships wheel and the porthole are custom designs created using CTMH images, fonts and basic shapes and are included.

Studio Sus Workshop:

For the Studio Sus workshop, you’ll create 8 amazing layouts (16 pages) using Espresso as the base pages for the layouts.  Here’s an example of one of the pages:

For this workshop, here are the supplies you need:

  • Postcard Perfect Paper Pack #CC5181 $14.95
  • Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock pack (full pack $9.95) half pack #CC5183 $4.98
  • (12) pieces of Espresso Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #Z5951 $7.20
  • Beautiful Friendship Bows #Z4195 $5.95
  • Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
  • Documented Dots #Z4177 $3.95
  • Basic Ovals Thin Cuts #Z3318 $12.95
  • Block Alphabet Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
  • Block Numbers Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
  • This & That stamp set #C1667 $13.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Black #Z3271 $8.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Canary #Z2643 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Bashful #Z2819 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Glacier #Z2841 $7.95
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
  • Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)

Postcard Perfect is an amazing special to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with.  Come crop this weekend for free at my CropTastic on Sunday – 12-9pm.   I hope you enjoy these two options for scrapbooking workshops.  Cardmaker?  No worries, I have a workshop for this as well.  =)