Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Happy August!!  It is sure busy around here with the NEW Idea Book release today!!  But that also means that today is the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you have been hoppin' with us, then you have just arrived from Krista's blog. 

This month's stamp set is called S1208 Baroque Borders and every time I looked at it, I thought "Wow - wouldn't this make a great wedding invitation?!

 But sadly there are no weddings happening here anytime soon BUT there will be a celebration of our Wedding this month!  My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary on August 12th!  Here is that "oh so young" couple from 1972.....
And here we are today!!

Still laughing or we are both crazy for hanging in there so long!! So I decided to create a anniversary card for the "Big Guy" with this stamp set.  A very simple and plain one is perfect, I think!  What about you?

S1208 Baroque Borders
White daisy, Black cardstock
NEW COLOR!  - Z2173 Slate ink
Z1335 - Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems 
Z1787 - Slate Mini-Medley accents 
Z1802 - Slate Polka Dot ribbon 
"Say It In Style" retired card sentiments 

So it is off to Amy's blog  to check out her inspiration for this hop.   Remember there will be lots of action in this creative space so you are going to want to check in often - or better yet.  Sign up to follow my blog so you do not miss one day of inspiring creations!

Monday, July 30, 2012

You KNOW you want it!!  But you need a little push to BUY it!  Well I am your classic enabler :)  The NEW Cricut Artiste cartridge is coming out in 2 days!!  To help jumpstart your creativity, 15 Close to My Heart consultants are participating in a "Artiste in August" circular blog hop.  Monday - Friday we are all assigned a shape from the cartridge and then Friday - Sunday - it is an "Artist Choice" selection.
Here is a photo of the cartridge and it includes 3 "D" size stamps, 3 NEW Dimensional Elements, the Cricut cartridge and handbook PLUS a NEW assembly book, showing you how to assemble the 3-D designs.  It is includes 698 BRAND NEW designs plus a circle and square.  Here is the link to the pdf file from Cricut    Cricut Handbook file.

Don't forget you can start shopping on Wednesday August 1st with me here!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Isn't this bag beautiful??  Would you like one?  It is absolutely FREE when you join my team CTMH - Brilliant Inkers in August!
When you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant in August, you will receive this Damask Tote bag for FREE! (retail value of $50), While Supplies Last! - available August 1- 31, 2012.

 This attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  You can choose between two kits to get you started.  The Essentials Kit for only $49 or the Master Kit for $99.

Damask Tote Bag Features:
  • 17" x 17" x 6" in size
  • Large exterior pocket for 12x12 paper 
  • Huge interior for 12x12 albums
  • Small zippered interior pocket
  • Fabric is coated canvas for durability
  • 2 water bottle pockets
  • Can be worn on shoulder, across the chest or as a backpack
  • Large flap snaps closed
$49 Essential Kit Contents: (retail value, approx $180 w/ tote)
 The Essentials Kit includes:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • 3 Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Books
  • 5 Hostess Order Forms
  • 5 Customer Order Forms
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatch
  • Autumn/Winter B&T Duos Sampler
  • Nature's Delight Petite Perks Stamp Set
  • G1045 Avonlea WOTG Kit
  • X7155C Avonlea Canvas Shapes
  • Z1322 My Creations Recipe Box
  • Z1777 Color Ready Canvas Alphabet
  • Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
  • D1522 Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set
  • D1527 Perfect Fit Frames Stamp Set
  • Y1006 3" x3" Acrylic Block
  • Y1009 2" x 3 1/2" Acrylic Block
 The Master Kit includes:
 $99 Master Kit Contents: (retail value, approx $330 w/ tote)  Includes everything in the Essentials Kit, plus-
  • 7 additional Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Books
  • 25 You are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures
  • 25 The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures
  • 5 Studio J Layouts (redeem within 3 months)
  • 5 Studio J Brochures
  • 20 additional Hostess Order Forms
  • 20 additional Customer Order Forms
  • 4 additional Petite Perks Nature's Delight Stamp Sets
  • 25 Cello Bags
  • Z1782 My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber
  • 1778 My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner
  • 1512 Bonding Memories Glue
  • Z697 Sponge
  • Z679 Liquid Glass
  • Z2434 Chocolate Inks Marker Set
  • Z534 Micro Tip Scissors
Don't forget you will also receive an Online Business Address (OBA) for FREE where you and your customers can shop and you can receive the commissions for all sales made.

Please contact me if you have any questions here or you can join my team (under the Opportunities tab) on my CTMH website here 

AND next year's convention is in Orlando at the Coronado Springs Hotel in Disney!!  I will be there and YOU can too!  (more information coming soon)   Join my team  and all the fun will be included at  at the "Happiest Place on Earth!

Check out the pool!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!

I know a little late but check out my pics taken from my driveway!  A huge thank you to the neighbors for buying all of the spectacular fireworks!!