Sunday, April 27, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy...Togetherness

Yikes! April was a busy month which included a "Just Crop It" scrap retreat, my basement filling and refilling up with 8" of water {and us being without running/hot water for over a week}, Easter weekend, and a CTMH hosted REdiscover event in my area just to name a few. I also still took care of the three busy kiddos and chauffeured them to all their activities and still had to find time to lead/teach my Elementary music students 3 days a week.

So with that being said, I just realized that I left my blog to the wayside and didn't post much of anything this whole month :( Don't worry though. I have some posts set up to post automatically over the coming weeks and plan to share some of the amazing videos that CTMH made to highlight the Artbooking Cricut Collection.

Today I wanted to share a fun video that CTMH made to show what you can create using the Togetherness keys on pages 60-61.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Simply Inspired CTMH Skylark Blog Hop

Welcome to our Simply Inspired CTMH Blog Hop and I am so excited to be able to participate for the first time! This month we are highlighting the NEW Skylark paper packet and accessories from Close to My Hear'ts newest Spring/Summer 2014 Idea book.
If you have come here from Dana Kessler's Blog then you are on the right path. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

The blog hop is so easy to follow and hop along with us--just by clicking on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one!

I created three layouts using the Skylark Workshop on the Go, Chipboard complements, and embellishments and plan to offer these layouts to my Kit of the Month Scrapbook clubs a little later this Spring.

Products Used: Skylark Workshop on the Go, Skylark Complements, Skylark Assortment, Teal Shimmer Trim, White Marquee Enamel Shapes, Slate Striped Twist Ties, Kraft Cardstock, Lagoon Zipper Lace,

Now "Hop" on over to Melissa Laverty's Blog to see her beautiful work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas! Thanks for stopping by!


April Special...FREE Cricut Collection

April is finally here and I think I can finally say that Spring is on it's way! While Spring does make me very happy, I am even more excited for this month's Close to My Heart special--FREE Cricut Collection! Yep, you just read that correctly--Close to My Heart is giving away a FREE Cricut Collection to every new consultant sign-up during the month of April!

Not only do you get a fabulous box of goodies worth more than $300, you can also choose from one of three Cricut Collections for a combined value of over $400 for just $99. That's a 75% off sale which is just crazy good! I know that I am so excited when I get the coveted Kohls 30% off, and can only imagine the deals I would buy if that coupon was 75% off!

By signing up to become a Close to My Heart consultant, you too could take advantage of that unbelievable 75% coupon, plus you have the opportunity to save an additional 22% every time you order CTMH products for you and your friends.


  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches 
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler 
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) 
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper 
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers 
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block 
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block 
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors 
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber 
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner 
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue 
  • Sponge 
  • Liquid Glass 
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25)
When you fill-in your consultant form you will also have a chance to choose which Cricut Collection that you want included in your box and each is so fabulous that you can't make a wrong choice!

If you are interested in having any of the following things in your life then Close to My Heart is for YOU!

  • More $$$$
  • Discounted products
  • Creative inspiration and ideas
  • More friends
  • A place to belong
  • A girl's night out multiple times a month
  • A new creative job
  • Flexible Hours
  • A job that celebrates your success
Even if you are not interested in pursuing a Close to My Heart business, I still encourage you to take advantage of this incredible deal and sign-up to have your very own box of goodness delivered right to your front door.

When I signed up almost nine years ago, I only wanted to get the 22% discount and had no plans to make a career out of teaching stamp classes and hosting scrap retreats. God had different plans however, and within months I discovered I had a passion for helping others find a creative outlet and have a night out once in a while. Within just a few years, I began earning wonderful trips and receiving recognition within Close to My Heart. What was even better was that I was still using that great 22% discount but had found a supportive network of friends among my customers and fellow CTMH consultants.

Whatever your reasons for signing up to get the fabulous box from Close to My heart, I would love to welcome you to my "Rockin' With Paper & Scissors" team.

For more information or to ask any questions please email me at and I would love to chat with you about Close to My Heart.

If you have already decided to sign-up for the great deal then head over to my website here and begin the 5 minute or less application process.

I can't wait to welcome you to my team!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Timberline Scrap Kit of the Month

Layout #1--Explore the World
Layout #2--Daring Adventure
Layout #3--Outdoors
I live in Wisconsin and we have an abundance of trees, woods and lakes and our summers are full of camping trips and days at the beach. So when I saw the Timberline paper pack in the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book I knew that this paper pack would be a favorite of mine. Hopefully the bold plaids and fresh designs in the Timberline paper and embellishments will become a favorite of yours too.

The Basic kit includes:

  • Timberline paper pack--$9.95
  • Timberline Stickease--$4.95
  • Timberline Assortment--$5.95
  • (1) Goldrush, Bamboo, Twilight, (2) Chocolate Cardstock--$3.00
  • (5) Colonial White Cardstock--$2.00
Total: $25.85 {plus tax and shipping}

The Deluxe kit includes everything in the BASIC plus {Savings of $9.65}

  • Timberline "D-Sized" Stamp Set--$17.95
  • Chipboard Frames--$3.95
  • Chocolate Wood Grain Washi Tape {15 yards}--$4.95
Total: $42.95 {plus tax and shipping}

Some additional items you will want to order are:
  • Chipboard Frames{in Deluxe}--$3.95
  • Wood Grain Washi Tape{in Deluxe}--$4.95
  • Chocolate Ink pad--$5.25
  • Goldrush Ink pad--$5.25
  • Ponderosa Pine Ink pad--$5.25
Please contact me to place your kit order and you can either put your Timberline kit together on your own, or attend one of my 6 Cherish classes in May. 

If interested please contact me at and we'll see which class might work in your schedule, or if you are long distance we can order you a kit and I'll email you the cutting guide so you can create them on your own.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

31 Days of Artbooking...

Ok I have a major confession and if you've been following my blog during the month of March you will know that I wasn't able to post an Artbooking Cricut collection for all 31 days in March. Between my family, Close to My Heart business, Elementary Music teaching job, and feeling under the weather, time must got away with me.

I would still like to share a great video that CTMH corporate created and be sure to check back to see some NEW videos and artwork as they are created and shared.

This video showcases some sporty artwork that you can create by using the Sports themed keys from pages 82-83.

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