In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought it was the perfect time to reflect on why I’m thankful to be a Close To My Heart Consultant and have my own stamping business.
1. The flexibility. On Monday, I spent nearly the whole school day in my children’s classroom. I was able to help organize and cook dishes with both 3rd grade classes in order for them to come together and celebrate a Thanksgiving Feast. After cooking with the students, I then helped serve at the feast and then after they had recess and lunch (even though lunch was no longer needed–there was so much food!!), I returned to the classroom to watch the students give their presentations on the endangered animals they’ve been researching the last few weeks. There aren’t too many traditional jobs that allow you to choose when you’ll work!
2. The relationships. I’ve said it before and I have no doubt that I’ll continue to say it, but the friendships and relationships I have built by becoming a CTMH Consultant are amazing. Continue reading →
Want a fun way to create place cards for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Why not try one of these adorable (and easy!) treat containers that would be perfect for a place card. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.
Are you familiar with CreativeLive? It’s a wonderful resource of online broadcasts about a variety of interesting creative topics. You’ll find anything from photography, music to crafting to making money.
If you’re local to the Seattle or San Francisco area, you can even be a live guest! How cool is that?!? You’d get the opportunity to be in the trenches–ask questions and learn first-hand from experts on the topic. Nice, right?
Now you can have the opportunity to learn more about Close To My Heart–who we are and what we do. You can register for FREE to join the event live. This will give you the ability to engage with them through social media, asking questions and even participating in giveaways. Plus, there’s a rumor that Stacy Julian may even be joining in on the fun! Watch this short video to get the scoop…
Yes, you read that right! Close To My Heart’s November Stamp of the Month is geared toward preparing for the New Year–2016!
While the stamp set definitely is designed for using in celebration of the new year, you can utilize it in other ways, too. It’d be great for layouts (nice little journaling lines!) or for party celebrations (look at the darling pennant banner.)
With my card, I tried to keep it a little more neutral so it could have a few different uses. Inside I created a little pocket with a card that has the journaling lines stamped on it. You could also move the pocket a little lower in the card and use it to insert a gift card!
To get your own Cheers, 2016 Stamp Set, be sure to visit MY ONLINE STORE before the month is over. And don’t forget, if you spend $50 or more, you can get this stamp set for only $5! Now, that’s something to celebrate.
If you stopped by our Close To My Heart Scrapbook Expo booth in Santa Clara, CA this past August, you would have seen these Dixie Cup Party Lights I made and strung across our booth. I had every intention of posting instructions (they are really quite simple!) shortly after the event, but life somehow always gets in the way! But I decided it’s better late than never, right?!
STEP 1: Gather enough Dixie Cups to cover your strand of lights–plus 1 extra (for the template!)
It’s 1 week until Halloween–the perfect time to send out some Halloween cards. Do you send out Halloween cards? You should! Here are 3 reasons you should send them out.
Halloween lends itself to creating some fun & unique cards. Look at this adorable Jack-o-Lantern Card I created using a basic circle card as my base. I then used CTMH’s Cricut Artiste to cut out this Jack-0-Lantern face (there’s a fabulous Frankenstein face, too!) This card really was quick and easy to put together. But with the added touches of embossing it, sanding the embossing followed by sponging the edges, it adds a lot to the visual appeal of the card. The final touch was to use Thin 3-D Foam Tape to give the face a little “pop.”
This Sunday, October 25th, is Mother-In-Law Day and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to make and send her a handmade card! Mother-in-Laws tend to get a bad reputation so this seems like a great “unofficial” holiday to celebrate, don’t you think?
For this card, I decided to use our *NEW* Square Diffuser so that I could make the sentiment stand out a little more. The Diffusers are so fun (and easy!) to use.
So no joke, just the other day I was telling my husband I needed to purchase my next planner to prepare for 2016. Then what does CTMH announce at the Australasia Convention? They are introducing *NEW* Planners beginning December 1st! I’m so excited. I mean really excited. I am a huge planner. As in every weekend I sit down and map out my next week. It may be that I just have way too much on my plate and need to organize it. Or maybe it’s simply my Type A personality!
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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