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Scooter Birthday Card

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Published: Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm on a roll... today is day 5 of being crafty this week. I had been requested to make something using the new Scooter Stamp that was seen in my recent Sneak Peek Haul Video. If you missed the video I'll post it at the bottom of this post...

Here is the card I made using the NEW Chalk It Up Paper Pack and Make it Merry Stamp Set. These products will be orderable starting August 1st.

The Make It Merry Stamp Set is actually a Holiday set but I'm in love with that little scooter and couldn't wait to play with it. The sentiment on the card "Hoping your ______ is sunny and bright". It actually says "Hoping your CHRISTMAS is sunny and bright" but since I'm making a birthday card I just masked it with a scrap piece so the Christmas didn't stamp and then used the Holiday Tags stamp set and did the masking technique again to cover HAPPY but stamped Birthday in it's place. Looks pretty cute, huh?

For the balloons I used my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge. Cut them in a few different Chalk It Up Papers. I actually cut them in white also and sandwiched them with some 3D Foam Tape and then strung some twine to the back of the scooter.

Oh ya and can't forget to mention I used our new CTMH Touch Marker to color in the scooter. It was shade B68 Turquoise Blue. And set that cute little scooter on a strip of the Teal Glitter Paper.

Hope you like it!!

Here is the Sneak Peek Haul Video I shared incase you missed it. There is even a GIVEAWAY mentioned. Be sure to head to my YouTube Channel, subscribe and comment on that video to enter.

 REMINDER: All orders placed in July of $75 or more will receive the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book for FREE.

Posted by: Val Brown
Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 7:42:11 AM

Mandy....I totally love your showcase of the new CTMH products. I liked the Artfully Sent card you created most. Thanks for sharing!

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Craft Challange | Artfully Sent Cricut Cards

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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014

If you're not following me on facebook you may have missed that I'm doing a craft challenge this week. I committed to creating something everyday this week. So far so good. Here is a run down of what I have made this week... it's a good mix of paper crafting and a little dress making! ;)

Monday, I made Londyn's dress for her 2nd birthday pics (which we took today). Here is how it turned out...

She looks like a little princess in it. :)

Tuesday, I worked on a card that uses the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge (picture/info below).

Wednesday, I finished the headband to match Londyn's dress....

And today I made another card using the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. Before I share these cards I want to mention that yes, I do have the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (somewhere around here... it's MIA) since I was a presenter at Convention. However, I can't even use it right now. I was loaned a Cricut Expression 2 machine to use to create my projects for convention but I had to give that machine back. I have the new Cricut Explore machine (love it!) but since the NEW Artfully Sent cartridge is not yet released (will be in sometime August) I am unable to use it with the Cricut Explore since it's all run through Design Space Online. Once the cartridge is released in August I will be able to use it (once I buy the cartridge... mine is just a prototype) with the Explore but not anytime before then. 

So you're probably wondering how I was able to make these cards, right? I used the precut Cricut pieces all consultants in attendance received at the Close To My Heart Convention for our Creative Sessions. I always end up chit chatting with my team and friends during the Creative Sessions and never get anything accomplished. Therefore I end up with the goodies to play with at home. :) 

This Hello Sunshine Card that I made today using the cuts from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Collection was easy peasy to put together. I already had the precut kraft cardstock and the canary yellow cardstock. So I simply cut 2 strips of cardstock (new colors: glacier & thistle) to put behind the Hello Sunshine window part, then added some Gold Shimmer Trim and new the Gold Sequence. Literally took just a few minute to make.

I'm serious... you all NEED this cartridge. It's pure awesomeness!!! I included some photo steps below on the right side...

And this Pop Up Balloon card is the one I made on Tuesday using the precut Cricut pieces we received at CTMH Convention and the Happy Birds Stamp Set.

Interested in learning more about the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart?! It's not available until some time in August but I have a Referral Program Interest List going on that you don't want to miss. You can get all the details HERE or click on the photo below...

Just a reminder all orders of $75 or more placed this month at www.Mandy.CTMH.com will receive the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book for FREE from me.

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Introducing the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart...

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Published: Thursday, July 03, 2014

EXCITING NEWS!!! Close To My Heart and Cricut have come out with another AMAZING, definitely a MUST HAVE Cricut Cartridge. This one is called Artfully Sent.... it's a card makers dream!!!

The NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Collection comes with the Cartridge which has 700 images and over 25 different themes, 3 D-Sized Stamp Sets which pair perfectly for cards, and a 24 pack of 12x12 White Daisy Cardstock. You'll be able to create hundreds of amazing cards... there are Pop-Up Cards, Pocket Cards, Sentiment Cards, Build-A-Scene Cards, Swing Cards, Overlay Cards and even Picture My Life Cards. There is also envelopes on the cartridge and cute coordinating icons.

Here is a peek....

 
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There isn't an exact release date on it yet, other than sometime it will be sometime in August. There have been some delays with Cricut but it is to be out sometime in August. Lets hope it's sooner than later. :)

Isn't this Cartridge AMAZING?! Are you dying to get it?
If you're interested in ordering this cartridge (available in August) please CONTACT ME NOW to see about my Special Offer.

 

Posted by: Deborah
Friday, July 04, 2014 @ 9:44:51 AM

Do you know how much the cartridge will be? I want this cartridge!!!!

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New CTMH Consultant Kits Available NOW!!!

Category: Close To My Heart  |  Permalink

Published: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Guess what?! I have a peek at NEW PRODUCTS from the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book. They are shown below in the NEW Close To My Heart Consultant Kits that are AVAILABLE July 1st. Yep, that is right, I said KITS. There are now TWO kits you can choose from when you Join My Team as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. One is focused on Card Makers and one is focused on Scrapbookers. If you like to do both (like I do), the good news is, as soon as you join you'll be able to order more products and receive a discount on all your products. New products ARE available for Consultants in July and then for Customers starting in August.

So which kit is your favorite?


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You can see the full list of what is included in each kit on my CTMH site, by CLICKING HERE!!!

Interested in Joining Close To My Heart and getting NEW PRODUCTS during the Consultant Only Purchase Time? Then CLICK HERE to JOIN or HERE for more info

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CTMH Convention 2014 | Leadership Day

Category: Close To My Heart  |  Permalink

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hi all....

I'm popping in to give you a quick update. Just wrapped up a fun day at leadership. This morning have we attended 8 different presentations given by Close To My Heart Consultants. It was great!

Then spent the afternoon having a Creative Session. And got sneak peeks of new products. If you don't want to know anything don't read on. ;)

Before I share that, here is a picture of the Advisory Board Crew....

{Me, Kim, Phil, Beckie & Brae}

Ok now on to the peeks... Here are the cards we got to make with the NEW Confetti Wishes Paper Packet....

Aren't they cute? We used the NEW Close To My Heart Stamp Sets called Happy Birds and Blooming Heart, some uber cute new Lagoon Heart Washi Tape and do you see those black things up there?? (eek!) ... those are our new markers. They are awesome! They are iTouch markers. You may have heard of them before but I'm super jazzed that we will be offering this high quality markers for you to use with you Close To My Heart products.

Well I better run. I' m heading out to head to my team meeting. Can't wait to see all my girls and I have a little surprise for them in addition to our gifties! Since I drove up here, I made a stop off at The Perfect Circle Cupcakery to pick up a couple dozen cupcakes for my team. These cupcakes are scrumptious. I, of course had to test them out to make sure they weren't poisonous. ;) And as I figured they are amazing. Did I mention they were winners on the Cupcake Wars?! Yum!!!

I'll try to pop back in on Thursday... it's going to be a busy busy day with all the excitement of Day 1 at Convention and then the Directors Dinner in the evening. However, I'll try to do a late night post for you all when I return. I want to make sure my customers are up to date on the latest and greatest with CTMH. All these products will not be orderable until August but as you know from years prior all qualifying orders placed with ME in July will get you a FREE IDEA BOOK so you can drool and get your wish lists ready. Details on that will be coming. <<<< That's an exclusive offer from ME!

 

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