Friday, July 27, 2012

Scrappin' Simply Giveaway for Picks & Giggles Show!

Hi there!
I'm SO excited!  September 16th from 10-4 I will be at the Picks & Giggles show in Oshawa!  I'll be posting more info but be sure to go to their facebook page now for more details and post if you are coming! You can get to their page here.

I'm having a fun give away for the show!  There are many ways to win.  See the neat thing below from Rafflecopter for details.  The more you share this info, the more chances you can win!

There is 1 prize of $15 in Giggle Bucks for this contest.  That means you will have $15 to spend at the show!

What's better- for each 100 Facebook Likes and 50 Blog Followers I get, I will add in an additional $15 Gift Certificate for Close to my Heart!  This is only able to be redeemed through me.  So be sure to spread the word so there will be more chances to WIN!

This is my first contest so I am SO excited!  There will be more to come if this goes well!

This is also my first time using Rafflecopter so if you are doing this after it first posts, it make take me a day to iron out the kinks.  It was pretty user friendly but you never know once you get it all up and running!

So.... check it out and start to enter!  Note there are some things you can do daily to have more chances to win!!  The contest runs from July 28th- Aug 31st 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 26, 2012

LOVING the new Make it From the Heart Volume 1

I'm so excited about many of the new products. I just opened our replacement to our How To Books. It's a soft cover magazine sort of publications. Just like our how to books, it has examples of layouts and step by step directions. And all sorts of tips and techniques. And totally reasonable at $7.95!

Here is a little glimpse of one of the pages. What a cute idea to incorporate brads into your journalling

You can order one for yourself as of Aug 1st. I'll be placing an order early so if anything in my blog catches your eye let me know!

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Oops- proper link for my website

Hi there
Just in case you happened to use the link in my newsletter to get to my CTMH website, just an FYI that the link isn't working as there was a period at the end.

You can get there by going to

Thanks all! I hope some of the tips and info was helpful. Be sure to let me know if there is anything you would like to see in future versions.

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, July 20, 2012

See this video for Home Decor items with CTMH

I am SO excited about the new Home Decor items we have with Close to my Heart.  Although you can't get the new Idea Book until Aug 1st unless you are a consultant, CTMH just released a video on YouTube showing you a couple of the new items.  I love how you get everything you need with your kit including an instructional brochure!

Contact me if you would like to place an order or do a workshop for either item.  I will be running one for the Advent Calendar if there is enough interest so please send me an email or post a comment if you are interested.  I'd be willing to do another for the Scroll Album if you wanted one too!

You can view the video here.  

Enjoy!  Happy Scrappin'!

The cartridge is coming!

It's official! The newest Cricut Cartridge with Close to my Heart has been announced by Cricut! Go to the link below and click on the digital handbook if you want to check out all the different cuts you can make! It looks AMAZING!! Mine is on it's way to me and I can't wait! Remember you get not only the cartridge but 3 stamp sets and 3 pages of Chipboard elements which all coordinate with the cartridge. So great!

Go check it out! Ensure you pre-order with me NOW so you get yours! Last year at the release of our first one they were on backorder almost immediately because there was such a huge request for them!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Handy Cricut Tips- Mat Tips

Hi there!
I have a couple Cricut tips for you!  The first is one that was passed to me from CTMH consultants.  Not quite sure who in particular but I know my upline Krista mentioned it.

When you buy a new mat it is crazy sticky and can actually wreck your paper.  So use your arm and pat it all over the mat for a bit to ease the adhesive.  If like me you are allergic to adhesive use a long sleeved shirt LOL.  I had a rash on my arms for a week!

This is a no brainer, you buy a new mat, right?  WRONG!  I just was on Pinterest and then clicked on this great site!

Lots of great ideas!  Check out for some PINS on my Pinterest site for a neat Chore Chart which includes printables.  There is also a link to a printable chart to stick to your Cricut Machine on what to set your blade at for different papers.

Anyway- you can actually make your mat sticky again! What a great money saving idea!  Here is the post below.  Keep in mind you would still obviously need to replace your mat when it is getting too cut up.

Incidentally, you CAN turn your mat around.  Some people think you must always put the arrow first.  YOU DON'T!    Since most often do not use the entire 12x12 paper when cutting, the mat will tend to be used more in one corner.  So be sure to turn it around to get some use out of the other corner of your mat.

Check out the post below regarding how to make the mat sticky again and then pull out your machine and get Scrappin!

  • trakaszcie:
    To restick your Cricut Mat, first I use a baby wipe to clean off all the extra debris or tiny pieces of paper already stuck to the mat. Then you need to mask off the edges of the mat [where the rollers touch it inside the machine, this way it does not gum up]. I use masking tape or paper for that. Once taped off, use REPOSITIONABLE spray adhesive [make sure it is repositionable!!] You can get this at Jo-Ann’s/Michael’s/Hobby Lobby. It can be expensive, but use a 40% off coupon that is usually available weekly. Spray the repositionable adhesive in an even coat over the entire mat. Once dry [after a few minutes] peel off the edging, and you’re ready to go! BE CAREFUL THOUGH, it is usually really, really sticky the first time, so use caution when removing the first few items so you do not rip them! I’ve done this over the last year and I have only just bought a new mat about a month ago!
    Good luck!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What do you think?!

So I tried to be creative with my blog and made my own header.  What do you think?  Although I liked the scrapbook theme before I wanted to personalize it more and make it more simple.

Thoughts?  Better before?  Would love some feedback!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Perfect Pair!

Have you been to my website this month?  If not you want to check it out!  There is a promotion going on right now until JULY 31st where when you make a purchase on my site of $75 for more, you will get a paper package and embellishment for FREE!!

See the chart below which lists the dates and what you will get.  Any questions let me know!

You can get to my site by clicking here!
Get Scrappin'!

Order DatesPerfect PairOriginal Retail Value
July 1–5Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)$15.90
July 6–10Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)$14.90
July 11–15Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)$17.90
July 16–20Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C)$17.90
July 21–25Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)$17.90
July 26–29Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)$17.90
July 30–31Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)$14.90

Come to Disney World June 2013

Just found out the next convention is in Disney World! I would love to go so am working to save. I would love for you to join my team and join me!

Right now is the best time to join! For only $49 you can become a consultant and receive discounts on all your favorite products! I know you have heard me say it before but I have worked with other direct sales companies and CTMH really is the best! The resources for consultants are amazing!

Also right now when you join you can get one of the exclusive bags from convention which I LOVE but sadly is only available to those who attend convention and who are new consultants. You can see a pic below.

Ask me today for more details on what it means to be a consultant. I'd love for you to join my team and with a new idea book starting Aug 1st now is the perfect time!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Cricut cartridge and much more!

I could post all day with all the convention news. Eventually my kids will be returned to me and I'll have to be a mom again though lol.

Here are some pics and updates from my team and other awesome consultants who are tweeting and posting on Facebook from convention

1) new Cricut cartridge! This will be a hot item! Consultants can start to see and order from new idea book now but customers it goes live Aug 1st. Preorder with me today! I know when the last one was released there was a back order as demand was HUGE!

2) 13 WOTG kits ( workshop on the go). These are the kits that have everything you need included for only $29.95 including instructional brochure! There will be a bunch with layouts, some with home decor items and some with card kits. The Halloween themed one which uses the new Cricut cartridge is pictured below.

3) new colours/ new palatte/ new markers! So there will only be 40 colours. We are not yet sure which are retiring. Some of the new colours are pictured below. Also we now have alcohol markers! Yes like copics! They will come in packs of 2 and each pack will have 2 coordinating colours! Can't wait as you already know about my copic addiction! Also there will be pigment inks which will be great for home decor projects. And all 40 colours will come in mini pads for doing projects! How fun!

Many more updates but those were the ones I had to send right away!

Great time to join! Changes to Studio J!

The first news I got was this... Consultant kits for only $49! Amazing! There are add ins as well to give you even more products and help your business grow as you want! And as always the resources for all consultants are AMAZING! I have done a few different direct sales companies and this is by far the best. If you have thought about it be sure to ask me for details!

Now... Changes to Studio J. If you haven't checked it out yet you really must! You can connect from my site and do online scrapbook layouts! Great for those who don't have a lot of time or maybe who are not able to easily manipulate paper. The quality is just crazy! I often have to touch the paper to ensure its not a traditional page. Now one thing that stopped me was the price. It was better to be abet but I didn't want to do a lot of layouts that way. Now... NO MoRE MEMBERSHIPS! Great price of less than $7 for your layout plus a free jpg of your layout with your order! If you have questions about getting started just let me know.

So... More updates to come!

Convention is here!

This is my favorite week with CTMH. Although I can't be in Texas, social media allows me to feel like I'm there! Which means I can pass along photos and updates to you right away as well! Gotta love Facebook and Twitter!

If you are not following my Facebook page ensure you do as I'm doing updates there as I hear info. I will update my blog at least once a day with them as well. Gotta love mobile blogger!

So... More posts coming with the news!