Thursday, October 5, 2017

Share A Smile Fundraiser For Operation Smile! CTMH Rocks!

I thought today I'd share the "Stamp Of The Month" and the special for the month of October. The SOTM is called "Christmas Tunes". It is great for holiday projects. Who likes to make holiday cards and gifts? If you said "ME" ...then this stamp set is for you! 

CTMH Christmas Stamp Set

Here is some artwork using the stamp set to give you a few ideas!
CTMH Winter Card

CTMH Christmas Card

Also, check out October's special this month with Close To My Heart...available on my website now, until the end of the month. 
Operation Smile Card Kit CTMH

With this kit you will make 32 cards. The kit includes Thin Cuts — Punny Pals, Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes, and 10 paper sheets. 

The stamp set is sold separately...but during the month of October CTMH will donate $7.00 for each Punny Pals stamp set sold. How many smiles can we make happen? Operation Smile is awesome and I'm so glad CTMH partnered with them!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Halloween Notepad Cover Ideas!

I thought I'd share some of the Halloween items I've made this month. Also, if you don't already follow me on Instagram or Facebook you can find me by looking for: LaurenLovesToScrap  I love new followers!
CTMH Halloween Card
CTMH Halloween Card
If you don't already know this about me...I love making notepad covers to give as gifts. Everyone needs to make a note / remind themselves of something once in a while, right?! These came out cute I think. The stamp sets I used for these are available on my website. One is called "Cats & Bats - Cardmaking" C1683 (or if you want them with thin cuts use code: Z4040) and the other is one is called "Cats & Bats - Scrapbooking) D1736 (or use code Z4045 if you want the stamp set with the Thin Cuts). I just love Halloween! And, I love cats!

CTMH Halloween Notepad Covers Gifts

CTMH Halloween Notepad Covers GiftsCTMH Halloween Notepad Covers Gifts

Friday, September 1, 2017

Card Kit And "Feel So Blessed" Stamp Set Available In The Month Of September

I thought today I'd share the "Stamp Of The Month" and the special for the month of September. The SOTM is called "Feel So Blessed". It is great for projects you want to make to show others how much you appreciate them. I love sending Thank You cards and little gifts to my children's teachers. This stamp set just made it even easier to do!
CTMH Feel So Blessed Stamp Set
Also, check out September's special this month with Close To My Heart...available on my website starting today, until the end of the month.
CTMH Card Kit Only In September
With this kit you will make 12 interactive cards. (hit the link to go right to where you can purchase the kit!) The kit includes an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards. Check out the link to order your kit today!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Like Cactus Plants? You'll Love This Stamp Set That Is On Sale!

I thought I'd share this adorable stamp set and thin cuts that are on sale this week with you (only while supplies last). It is a great price so I'm guessing it will go fast. You can go HERE to order it.
Cactus Stamps CTMH and Thin Cuts

Monday, August 28, 2017

Want A Great Gift Idea For The Holidays?

I wanted to share a CTMH product that is going to retire at the end of the month. It's called "My Crush Artistic You" (Z3295). 
Beautiful Watercolor Pictures
It's watercolor pages (embossed designs on each page) to put into a planner. I am making them and putting them into frames (for the raffle for Lamplighter Community Theatre). Some have designs, but no words, those I'm going to cut in half and turn them into cards.
Embossed Watercolor Pages CTMH Great Gifts
This package of watercolor pages (10 pages in the package) would make great gifts (if put into frames or an album) or brighten up your planner. You can buy this pack, along with brushes and watercolor paint on my website. I also used a waterbrush to help wipe away the watercolor paint off the embossed words...and, an all-purpose mat so I wouldn't get the watercolor paint all over the place. Just don't wait since we only have a few more days left to get them.
Embossed Watercolor Pages CTMH

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Party Time Scrapbook Layout ~ Easy Kit To Put Together!

I bought the Cut Above Kit from CTMH called "Party Time" (Z3330). I changed it up a little to fit the photos I had. But I love the way it came out. There are a few pocket (Picture My Life) pages too but I didn't take photos of those (they had photos of the daycare children my daughter was with).
CTMH Party Time Scrapbook Layout
I just love how easy these kits are to put together. They are a great way to get your memories into albums. If you are interested in getting this kit we only have until the end of August...then they'll be replaced with new kits, with different themes.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Need a Thank You Card Idea?

Another fun card I made for the card swap. This card I used the same stamp set as the other cards (Happy Heart) but the paper pack was basic fundamentals. I really like how it turned out!
CTMH Thank You Card
Ps. The stamp set (Happy Heart, A1192) can be found in the new Annual Catalog. I used Basic Fundamentals (Z3353) paper to make this card (also in the catalog).

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Who Loves Hearts On Their Cards?

Sharing another card today that I made for the card swap. I used the same paper (adventure) for yesterday's card too...but they look very different (another reason I love this paper pack). I also used the new "Color Of The Year" (Bashful) when I stamped the pink color hearts in the middle of the card.
CTMH Adventure Paper Card
Ps. The stamp set (Happy Heart, A1192) can be found in the new Annual Catalog. I used Adventure Fundamentals (Z3351) paper to make this card (also in the catalog).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Another Card Shared! I Love Adventure Fundamentals Paper!

I thought I'd share another card I made for the card swap. I think of all the paper packs in the new catalog this one is my favorite. I also used the new "Color Of The Year" (Bashful) when I stamped the 2 smaller sized hearts in the right corner of the card. Which card do you like better...this card or yesterday's?
CTMH Adventure Paper
PS. All the paper, ink, and stamp set (Happy Heart, A1192) can be found in the new Annual Catalog. I used Adventure Fundamentals (Z3351) paper to make this card.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

You Make My Heart Happy Card

A group of CTMH consultants (that I'm friends with) decided to do a card swap. I needed to make 5 cards. I decided to make 5 different ones with the same stamp set. I'll be posting the cards I made (make sure to check back here) so you can see how easy it is to use a stamp set but change the paper or the design even just a little to get a whole new card. Here's the 1st one.
CTMH Card Using Happy Heart Stamp and Enchantment Paper
All the paper, ink, and stamp set (Happy Heart, A1192) can be found in the new Annual Catalog. I used Enchantment Fundamentals (Z3352) paper to make this card. I love this stamp's one of my favorites in this catalog.

Friday, August 4, 2017

What's So Special About August? Check Out The Fun School CTMH Stamp Set!

I thought today I'd share the "Stamp Of The Month" and the special for the month of August. The SOTM is called "School Year". It is great for any school projects you are for the teachers, tags for the kids to wear with their names on them for the first day of school, scrapbook layouts showing 1st day/last day of many ideas! 
School Craft Projects

Also, this is a great month to become a CTMH consultant!

Want to get craft products at a discount? Earn some extra money for your household? Have a way to share your passion of teaching others? Make many great friends all over the world?

Ask me for more information or go to my website to sign up (hit link above)!
Become A CTMH Consultant

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New CTMH Catalog!! The Annual Catalog Is Here!

Guess what today is?! The first day of the BRAND NEW CTMH catalog (you can see it if you hit the link)!!

CTMH new catalog

We also gained a NEW "color of the year" called Bashful! It is beautiful!
CTMH Bashful the new color of the year
There are so many fun new products you'll want to go look at in the catalog! If you want to own your very own catalog (who doesn't just love to hold a copy in their hands?!!) you can order a copy HERE

If you have any questions or want to have a party (even online or on Facebook) just contact me! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Say Good-Bye To This Beautiful Color To Make Space For The New Color Of The Year!

Say good-bye to this beautiful color of the year...because on Tuesday it will be retired and you won't be able to get it (or sooner if everyone buys the last of the ink, re-inker, cardstock, mini album, and glitter paper in this color). CTMH will be welcoming a new color of the year (Bashful, check back next week to see it).
CTMH Sea Glass Bashful To Follow
I just bought this color of the year (Sea Glass) so I can continue to use it...and I bought the new color too (as a of the perks is being able to get your hands on items before everyone else...would you like to be able to do that?

(Ps. An awesome sign up special is coming August 1st...if you're thinking about signing up contact me for more details!)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Welcome Sign Made With Prickly Pear

I thought I'd share a sign I made the other day...still need to add ribbon at the top to be able to hang it. I used the Stamp Of The Month, CTMH's Prickly Pear paper, blue burlap ribbon, and some prickly pear sequin to add a bit of bling. 

CTMH Stamp Of The Month for July

After looking at the photo, I might put it in a frame instead...which way to do you think it would look better?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Check Out Stamp Sets Available Just In July!

I thought I'd share this flyer with you...all of these stamp sets are being brought back just for the month of July for the stamp set special (along with the stamps in the other photo, and also the current stamp sets that are available from the catalogs). There is also a way to get them free...ask me how!

CTMH Stamps
CTMH Special Stamp Sets For July

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Check Out My New Craft Space!

I thought I'd share something I started working on this past weekend. I decided to set up a craft space in my garage area. It's a start. I still plan to have the 2 yellow/orange pictures moved. The big board is going to get covered and decorated...then put up. The stamp sets are going to get snaps removed and organized. I'm going to hang something on the other wall facing the chair. I still have organizing to work on...and I'm thinking some sort of shelving unit to hold all the boxes on the side with my paper (not all my stuff...I have my markers, ink pads, more paper, and the rest in my house in 2 cabinets). What do you think so far? Any advice or tips you want to share?
Craft Space To Use My CTMH Products

Craft Space ~ CTMH

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stampaganza ~ Free Stamp Sets From CTMH

I thought I'd share the special deal CTMH is having until the end of July. Buy 2 stamp sets and get the 3rd one of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that CTMH has brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, the website will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have. Who doesn't love earning free stuff?!
Clear Stamps From CTMH ~ Earn Free Sets!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CTMH Convention ~ Out With The Old (Retiring Products), In With The New (August 1st)

CTMH is having the big convention (starting today for leadership day) and going until Saturday July 1st. I'm bummed since I couldn't go...but excited for all my consultant friends that are going to be there. This is the time we find out what's in the next annual catalog...all the new exciting products! Which, as a consultant, I find out early (become a consultant and you can order it all early too!).
This is also the time to remember just about everything in the annual catalog right now is going to I make sure to look it all over really well, and make sure if there is any products in it that I still want...I should order it now before it's gone!

CTMH Convention

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sales, Sales, And More Sales! Want A Special Gift From Me?

I thought I'd share some special deals CTMH is having until the end of June (unless they sell out before that date!). The first one a photo album and get the 2nd one for 50% off. When you add the two prices together it's a pretty good price to get a few albums (who doesn't have photos that need to get out of boxes and into albums to share?).

If you don't have time to really scrapbook the photos...just buy our pocket memory gets the photos into albums and keeps them safe with almost no work.

CTMH Photo Album Sale

The second special we just found out about today...cardstock is 25% off...this is a great deal too! I wouldn't wait if you want to order because I have a feeling the cardstock will sell out fast! Look at all these pretty colors! If you order the combo packs you'll get 2 pieces of each color in the pack. For less than $50 you could have all the colors and be ready for any project you'll need cardstock for! 

Order today at my website! And anyone who orders $50 or more from now until the end of June will get a special gift from me!

CTMH Cardstock Sale

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little Dreamer Paper Pack From CTMH ~ Found On My Website!

I thought today I'd share a paper pack that is now available in the new catalog called "Little Dreamer". Isn't the unicorn cute?! I can't wait to play with it! I'm planning to take my white shimmer trim and turn it into a pretty rainbow with my Shinhan Markers. What are you going to make with your pack? 

Little Dreamer CTMH Paper

Monday, May 22, 2017

Scrapbook Kit ~ Live Beautifully ~ Fast and Easy Scrapbooking

Here are the last 2 sets of scrapbook layouts I made using the Live Beautifully Kit from CTMH. You only have a week and a half (unless they sell out sooner) to order your don't wait! Order it today!

CTMH Scrapbook Kit

CTMH Scrapbook Kit

CTMH Scrapbook Kit

CTMH Scrapbook Kit

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scrapbooking Made Easy With CTMH

Here are 2 more pages from the Live Beautifully scrapbook kit from CTMH! Not only does she love her food but she's very creative too! We actually have this painting in a frame hanging up in our house. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see more layouts from this lovely kit.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Live Beautifully Scrapbook Layouts ~ 2 More Pages From The Kit

I'm sharing two more pages today that I made using the Live Beautifully scrapbook kit from CTMH! Ever since my daughter was little she was all about the food. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see two more scrapbook pages.

Live Beautifully Scrapbook Kit

Live Beautifully Scrapbook Kit

Monday, May 15, 2017

Scrapbook Layout Kit ~ Live Beautifully Kit From CTMH

I thought all week I'll share the two page layouts (there's 5 sets) that I made using the special Live Beautifully Kit. It's a special kit you can purchase during the month of May (or while supplies last). You can get just the kit, but the bundle is an amazing includes the layouts, a pen for journaling, adhesive, and an album. All you need is your photos (so get them out of your photo boxes and into albums)! The layouts are really easy to put together...and now I can sit with my whole family and remember just how cute my daughter was when she was 3. Go purchase your kit (see link above) before they are gone!

Scrapbook Kit CTMH Live Beautifully

Scrapbook Kit CTMH Live Beautifully

Check back each day this week to see another set of layouts!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Live Beautifully Video From CTMH ~ May's Special

I thought today I'd share Close To My Heart's video to show you May's special. I already put together my cut above kit and it came out beautifully! Next is the paper pack...I just need to decide if I'm going to papercraft with it or make more scrapbook layouts...or cards...or a mini album...oh, I can't wait to play! Check out the video to see just how pretty this kit is!

Monday, May 1, 2017

New Catalog and Live Beautifully Paper For Scrapbook, Cards, Papercrafting with CTMH

May is a busy month with Close To My Heart. We have a brand new (Super Cute!) new catalog! A new SOTM (Adorable!). And, if that wasn't enough...

May is National Scrapbooking Month, so with this in mind...CTMH made us a special that is just beautiful! It's  a "Live Beautifully" collection.

Live Beautifully Paper Scrapbook, Cards, Papercrafting CTMH

Cut Above Kit Live Beautifully CTMH

This collection includes the Live Beautifully paper packet, the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set, and the Cut Above® Live Beautifully layout kit, which includes materials for creating five 2-page scrapbooking layouts in half the time. Save 20% off the Cut Above kit when you buy it as part of an album bundle that also includes an album, adhesive, and journaling pen.

I put my cut above kit together and will be sharing it as soon as I take photos. So, go to my website right now and put your order in before it's sold out!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

These Discounted Scrapbook Kits Would Make Great Wedding, Shower, Or Baby Gifts!

I thought today I'd share the special for April with you. It's called "15-MINUTE MEMORIES". You can purchase the Cut Above Kits for 50% off. 

Baby or Wedding Gifts CTMH Kits

There are two different ones to choose from. The one with the wedding theme can be changed too if you want. I used my daughter's photos from when she was around 11 months old. It came out great! 

Scrapbooking Kit CTMH

Scrapbooking Kit CTMH

Go right now and order them before they sell out...they are so easy and fast to put no time at all you can have your photos out of boxes, cell phones, or computers and into albums to share with everyone!