Sunday, March 30, 2008

Scrapbook Party Project

This is an example of the types of projects I would do at a scrapbook party. You get to see and feel CTMH's papers, try out the amazing stamps and leave with a completed page ready for your photos. Isn't it lovely?
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Quick Gift Tags

Another fun and easy way to use your stamps is to make a quick gift tag for a birthday gift. These are easy and simple ones made for a kids party - a 4 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Just takes some scraps of paper and your favorite stamps. Add a bit of color with your markers and you've got an easy tag to attach to a gift bag!
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Cards with Glitter

This card has a bit of glitter using the write n rub pen. The textured paper is from the kit, Paper Garden.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Make a Candy Bag

These candy bags are so easy to make! Trim a piece of cardstock to size 4x6. Fold it over so your card measures 3". Decorate using your favorite seasonal stamps or with a sentiment such as "Thank You" and give out to friends, family, co-workers, and classmates. On this paticular card, I used the January Stamp of the Month, EasterTime. I used the round dot to give the eggs different colored spots. The clear bags can be found in large quantities at craft stores such as Michael's.
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Friday, March 7, 2008

Favorite Time of Day

Two Peas Challenge:

What is your favorite time of day?

I hate to say this but my favorite time of the day right now is nap time! It's really my break time or lunch break where I can relax and do something for myself.

Journaling Tips: If you are stumped with a journaling topic or a theme for your next layout, sometimes questions like this give you ideas for layouts.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

One thing I'll Never Forget....

Two Peas Challenge Quesetion for Bloggers:

What is one thing you'll never forget?

Such an appropriate question for me at this time as I just lost my dad two weeks ago today. I will of course never forget him, but I'll never forget our memories - the trips to Disneyland, snorkeling in the Virgin Islands, skiing in Lake Tahoe. These are things that made my childhood so special and memorable and I have him part of those memories and responsible for them as well. He was an example of many ways that I want to raise my own kids in terms of cherishing them and enjoying them.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March Newsletter

Spring is almost in full swing; the year is flying by... March brings St. Patrick's Day and this year we celebrate Easter in March - what a busy month!

It's also an exciting time for Close to my Heart! Here's a look at all that's going on....

View the catalog online anytime!
That's right, the full Idea Book is now available in full beautiful detail at From the main page, click on products and then click on the current Idea Book. This is a great tool for hostesses who can share the catalog with as many guests as they want before their scrapbooking parties. It's also a great tool for those of you who have co-workers and friend who'd you love to share the Idea Book with. Please visit today and add it to your favorites.

March Promotion
Become a consultant- there's no better time! Ask me for details on an exciting incentive for signing up to be a CTMH consultant only available in March. If you're interested in earning extra money and making friends, ask me for details on this month's incentive for new consultants.

March Stamp of the Month
The stamp of the month for March is a must have! It's a beatiful design just in time for your Mother's Day layouts, projects, and cards. It's very versatile and can be used in so many other ways. For additional artwork please visit:


February Artwork Submissions and Contest Winner!
I'm excited to share with you my first month's web album of artwork submissions from myself and my cherished CTMH customers and friends. In addition, as promised, all those who submitted artwork were entered in a random drawing for a monthly prize. This month's winner: Nellie P. Congratulations and watch for your prize in the mail or in person! To view all artwork submitted in February, please visit here:

March Calendar
March 8th - Open Crop @ my house! Noon-?? There will be a prize drawing and kit available for purchase for only $3. Earn tickets to win in the following ways:
1.RSVP to me by March 5th that you are attending the crop
2.RSVP that you will be bringing a friend
3.Bring a snack or beverage to share with everyone
4.Earn one ticket for every $20 you spend in an order placed March 8th
5.RSVP to purchase kit by March 2nd
6.Book a party for the month of April while you're at the crop and earn five tickets for the drawing.
7.Sign up to be a CTMH consultant while at the crop and receive five tickets for the drawing.

Take a look below at this month's kit... If you'd like to order it without attending the crop please let me know.

Thanks for reading this month's newsletter. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your paper crafting needs and goals very soon!

CC Marsh
your CTMH consultant