Friday, July 22, 2016

New Kit for Sale!

There is a new card kit for sale using the For Her mini book.  I only have five available, and when they are gone, they are truly gone because this book is no longer available!

Click on the Kits for Sale tab above to take a look!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

August Scrapbook Workshop - Florence

I am so excited about August's Workshop!  I love working with flowers, and this workshop is filled with them!  Now, first I want to tell you that I can't show you the whole workshop right now.  On August 1st, I will update this post and show you the remaining part of the workshop.  You guessed it!  It includes new product coming out on August 1st!

Here is the pretty two-page layout we will be creating:

Tuesday, August 16th
6:30 pm
Brenda's House

Cost for the class (or kit) is $35 and includes:
  • Florence Workshop Your Way (paper, complements, rose gold foil tape, and sequins)
  • (2) 12" x 12" Memory Protectors
  • Surprise coming August 1st!
Everything is pre-cut, and this workshop includes all of the Cricut cuts necessary to make this beautiful set of pages!

CUSTOMERS:  If you would like to order long distance, you can click on the button below.  Long distance kits will be mailed the second week of August.

CONSULTANTS:  There is an option for you to purchase the PDF Cutting Guide and directions for this workshop.  If you would like to order the directions for this workshop, simply place a $15 order on my website HERE.

IMPORTANT:  Once you place your order on my website, please e-mail me HERE with the link to your website to verify that you are a consultant.  I will happily respond with directions to you right away!

TEAM MEMBERS:  The PDF for this workshop is on our team Facebook page - FREE!!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

It's Time for the Magical Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome!  I happen to think that all the Rose Blossom Blog Hops are magical, but I am pretty partial to this group of women.  We are going to show you some fun projects using Magical
This hop is a big circle, so all you need to do is start here and follow through to see what everyone made.  I know you will be inspired!!

I love this paper!  It is so bright, cheerful and summery!

This is the perfect layout for the front page of an album.  Every day, every event in our life, every moment we spend happy is magical.  That's what this page is all about - it's a reminder of that.

Head on over to Lynn's blog now to see what she is up to.  You will find something lovely there!!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

You are Ridiculously Awesome!

I had some Magical scraps sitting on my desk, so I put together this quick and easy card.  I used the journaling cards in the paper packet to make it.

The stamp set is called Beyond Awesome, and I think it's one that everyone needs in their collection!

Thanks for popping in today, and be sure to come back on Friday night at 7:00 pm.  We are going to show you a lot more things you can do with Magical!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Love This Life

Have you noticed our Picture My Life Watercolor cards?  They come in Gold or Clear for easy watercoloring, spritzing, or sponge inking.  In case you have no idea what I am talking about, these are cards that have glossy designs that resist ink.  I love them because it's so easy to make a beautiful card.

I used watercolors on this card.  Basically, I used created a wash with water and paint.  Because that leaves the card very wet, I had my heat gun handy to dry the paint.  Something really cool happens when you do that.  The heat gun blows the wet paint around and leave effects like you see at the bottom right of the polka dot card and the top right of the "love this life" card.

When I create one of these cards, I like leaving them really simple.  I used a little long retired organdy ribbon and a few gold sequins.  That's all it needed!

One thing about watercoloring is that no two projects will ever be the same.  The paint almost has a mind of it's own.  And I love that about watercolor.  Each piece of artwork is truly unique!

Thanks for popping in today!  I appreciate your visits!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Close To My Heart Convention 2016

My head is still reeling from all I learned at Convention this year!  I wish I could show you all kinds of artwork, but that is Top Secret until August 1st!

10 Rose Blossoms travelled with me to Disney World for Convention.  I love that!  I don't get to see some of these girls very often, so it is a treat for me to spend time with them!

Look at those smiling faces!!  Have you ever seen a more beautiful group?!

Thursday morning starts with a General Session that reveals new product.  WOW, is that a fun day!!  If you love Close To My Heart product (and I know many of you do), then you would love this General Session!  We get to see things that are coming out August 1st.  After General Session we always receive a bag with the brand spanking new Idea Book.  This year, Close To My Heart gave us a beautiful mint rolling tote.  Oh, I love it!!  And if you have a Gathering with me, you will see walking up to your door with that very rolling tote.

I was asked to teach an Extravaganza class at Convention.  I can hardly wait to show you what I created for the class!  I always feel so honored to teach, so it is a great joy for me to share my ideas.  In these next couple of photos, you will get a sneak peek!

On Thursday evening, the Directors were treated to a fabulous dinner and a cruise in Disney's Contemporary Marina to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks.  And of course, I loved my time with Minnie and Mickey!  This was a magical night I won't soon forget.

Friday was another magnificent day! Besides learning and learning some more (which I LOVE), Close To My Heart had an incredible reception for 12 consultants that achieved a challenge given to us at the Team Builders event in January.  Again, I was so honored to be included in a reception with these amazing women!

On Friday evening, Close To My Heart held the Consultant Creativity Showcase.  Four of my team members participated, and I was so proud of them!!  One of the things I love about my team is their willingness to share their talent!  Each one of them had a beautiful display and got to speak with many other consultants about their work as well as people from our Home Office.

Top:  Marg is on the left, and Mary Ellen is on the right
Bottom:  Kim is on the left and Lynn is on the right

Saturday was over-the-top amazing!  So many good things happened!!  Jeanette Lynton, CEO and founder of Close To My Heart spoke with us.  I can't even explain how much I admire this woman.  I love and so appreciate her vision.  She is just beautiful inside and out, and it's such a joy to listen to her.  For me, that time was filled with tears, laughter, love, and overwhelming gratitude that I am a Close To My Heart consultant.

For the evening, we got to dress up for the Awards Banquet.  Now as someone that works at home full-time, this is a huge deal.  I think you'll agree that I have some pretty lovely women on my team!

 I was so excited that of my team members won the Layout Contest!  Mary Ellen is so talented!!

Even though these things happened about two weeks ago, it has been lovely to look through photos and share with you.  I am one proud team leader!  Many of these lovely women have never met each other face to face.  But because of our active Facebook group, they greeted each other like old friends!  And that was truly a joy to see!!

We are all looking forward to Convention next year in Salt Lake City.   There is so much fun to be had at Convention - a lot of laughter, excitement, learning, and building of friendships.  I love chatting with our Consultants from here and Australia.  Everyone has so much to share, and I love hearing new ideas.

Wouldn't you like to join us?   When you join Close To My Heart in July, you will receive your choice of the new Fundamentals, and that's a value!

Contact me or visit my website for details!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Kits for Sale!

There is a new tab at the top of my blog called "Kits for Sale." 
Do you want quick and easy kits that are pre-cut and pre-stamped at an extremely affordable price? Check back often!  This will be updated regularly with new kit options!

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