Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Specials!

Hello blogging world!

I didn't mean to completely desert you all!  I seem to think Fall & Winter are my busiest months with the holidays, but I'm realizing Spring really is!  Outdoor activities to be done, my son's soccer games, end of the school year, wow this really is a busy time, hence no activity on my blog in March & April and it's already May 10th, how did this happen?!!

So I am here to tell you about some amazing specials happening with Close To My Heart!  First, May is National Scrapbooking Month and CTMH has created this lovely paper packet called Happy Times.  It can be yours during the month of May for Free with a qualifying purchase of $60 or you can buy it for only $14.95.  


Below is a picture of the papers, but I have to tell you this picture does not do these papers justice.  The top right paper is a beautiful gold foil stripe design and the bottom right paper is a gold foil floral, so pretty!  
Next, here is a closer up view of the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix Happy Times that you can purchase for $17.95 to coordinate with the Happy Times paper packet.

Here is a picture of 1 of the 3 double page layouts you can create with the Happy Times paper packet and coordinating stamp set.  I will send you the Happy Times Workshop cutting guide when you purchase it from me.



Second, 25% OFF ALL MY LEGACY™ ALBUMS!!  While Supplies Last!


And lastly, the May Stamp of the Month stamp set called Celebrate with Cake, only available during the month of May.  With any $50 order you can get this set for only $5, or you may purchase it for $17.95.  Below is a picture of the 17 piece stamp set.


And these are pictures of some of the Corporate Art Department's artwork using the set.





For any of the products shown above, just click the blue underlined link to go to my website to order yours.  Or you may send me a message at pamtrostle@msn.com and I will place the order for you.

Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Thin Cuts - While Supplies Last!!

The newly released Thin Cuts that are in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book that debuted on January 1st are such a hit that they are selling out way sooner than the Home Office expected.  The Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts is already Sold Out!  What does this mean for the rest of the Thin Cuts?  That they are only available While Supplies Last, so if there is a set you are wanting to purchase you need to get it now before they are gone.  The Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book ends next month, April 30th, so they will not be reordering these before the end of the Idea Book.  You can click HERE to order your Thin Cuts and remember, March is Stampaganza, buy 2 stamp sets, get a 3rd set (of equal or lesser value) for FREE!  Here's a picture of the 3 remaining Thin Cuts sets available to order:


Below is information provided to myself and other Consultants in our weekly update email from the Home Office.  I love that the CTMH Corporate Home Office keeps us informed and make smart business decisions that have kept this company in the black and debt free for over 30 years!

1. Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Sold Out
When offering a completely new product, it’s challenging to accurately forecast how much of that product we are likely to need. If we order too much, we end up being stuck with excess inventory that we are often unable to sell through even when discounted; if we order too little, we put you, our Consultants, in the difficult situation of no longer having that product to sell to your customers.
 
With our Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, we had no historical data to rely on when placing our inventory order. To our surprise, this item proved more popular than we had initially forecast and we have now sold through our entire inventory. While we would love to be able to continue offering this item, because it is made overseas it will take more than three months to get more supply in, by which time the item will have been retired. Also, because there is a minimum quantity we would be required to order, it would leave us with excess inventory that we would likely not be able to sell. So unfortunately, the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts must now be retired.
 
You should be aware that looking at our inventory for the Spring Critters Thin Cuts, it is likely we will run out of that item by the end of the month as well. By way of contrast, we have not yet sold through even half of our inventory of the Stuck on You Thin Cuts, which illustrates just how difficult it can be to appropriately manage inventory levels for these types of items.
 
We will be using the performance of this round of Thin Cuts for forecasting similar items in future idea books so that we will hopefully be able to avoid running out in the future.


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Stampaganza is here!!

It is March 1st and that means a new Close To My Heart Special ~ Stampaganza is here!!



Buy 2 stamp sets, get the 3rd stamp set for FREE!!

Do you have your stamp wish list handy??  If not, go get it now please 😊  then click HERE to start shopping!

Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!


Happy Leap Day & a gift for you from me!!  As we know, Leap Day only comes around every 4 years, so today is special if you are a crafter and purchase from me!  Place a $29 order with me today either on my website HERE or email your order to me at pamtrostle@msn.com and you get to pick either a My Reflections Paper Packet or any B-sized Stamp Set for FREE!!

Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Regatta - Workshops Your Way - Layout 1

I had the pleasure last weekend to attend a crop as just me, Pam, not working the event as Pam, CTMH Consultant, although I did share with a few of the ladies there that I do sell Close To My Heart (of course ;o).  I took my Regatta Workshops Your Way kit to work on and I knocked the whole kit out in just a few hours time.  It was so fun!

Here is the first layout of the kit.  I followed the cutting diagram.  I did add some White Daisy cardstock to the layout as photo mats because I did not have pictures picked out to add to the layout just yet.  Check back tomorrow for the next layout of the kit.



Products used all Close To My Heart
G1106 Regatta Workshops Your Way Kit
    
1385 12"x12" White Daisy Cardstock


  
Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam

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Friday, February 26, 2016

March = Stampaganza!!



Yes you read that correctly, the much loved & anticipated Close To My Heart Special is back in just 4 days, March 1st is the beginning of Stampaganza!!  Maybe you are fairly new to Close To My Heart & unfamiliar with what Stampaganza is?!?!  Well let me tell you, do you love CTMH's exclusive My Acrylix stamp sets?  Then you too will LOVE Stampaganza!!

During the month of March, buy any 2 stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!!!  How awesome is this deal!!

You can click HERE to view all of the stamps sets available!  You can place your order on my website & it will ship direct to you or you may email me your order at pamtrostle@msn.com & I'll enter it for you.

Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kaleidoscope layout

Today I'm sharing a bright, cheery Spring layout with you that I made using Kaleidoscope products.  I don't know what the weather has been like where you are, but up here in Montana, we have not really had a good winter!  It has been in the 50s daily for the past couple of weeks.  I fear Mother Nature is teasing us and when we get in Spring mode, then she'll hit us with a winter storm, blah!

Anyway, here's my I love Spring layout.  I hope you enjoy it!


Products used all Close To My Heart (click any item link below to view or order)
X7202B - Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
D1634 - Rain or Shine Stamp Set
C1641 - Springtime Wishes
Z3201 - Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts
Z3170 - Cricut® Artiste Collection   Spring title, clouds, sun
Z3167 - Cricut® Artistry Collection  Kite
Z1986 - Pink Shimmer Trim
Z3040 - Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3038 - Junebug Puffies
Z3130 - Silver Foil Tape
Z3124 - Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts
Z1936 - Purple Glitter Gems



Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine's Day cards

Okay, so I'm a couple of days late with sharing these with you.  I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!  I did post them on Instagram if you by chance follow me there.  If you do then you've seen these, if not enjoy!

I made all of the cards using La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, along with a little cardstock and a little Fundamentals paper, gotta love the embossed hearts!

First, the card I made for my love, my best friend, my hubby!  He's also a Chemical Engineer and Loved this card! ;o)

Next this card was for my oldest son.

And lastly, this card was for my youngest son.

Products used all Close To My Heart  (click any item below to order)
Retired - Stuck on You Puffies


Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

February Specials

This month, February the month of Love, Close To My Heart has created an exclusive stamp set called "Share the Love".  You can only purchase this exclusive stamp set during the month of February for $17.95 and Close To My Heart will donate $7 to Operation Smile.



Here is a closer up view of the adorable stamp set.


Close To My Heart is a sponsor of Operation Smile™, the non-profit medical service organization. For the month of February, when the stamp set “Share the Love” is purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $7 to Operation Smile. Show us how you contribute to Operation Smile by using the hashtag #CTMHShareTheLove. 



Also with every month there is an exclusive Stamp of the Month stamp set.  The February set is called Balloon Animals.   Isn't it too cute?!!
Here is some artwork created by the Corporate Art Department using this set to give you some inspiration!




Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Penelope Workshops Your Way - My Extra Creations

Welcome, are you still with me on seeing the Penelope creations?  If you are, great, I'm so glad you're here!  If not, you can check out my past posts HERE

Yesterday I showed you the scraps I had left after creating the 4 double page layouts and 8 cards.  I pulled out my Make It From Your Heart books and decided on a layout that would work with my scraps and created the following layout.  This layout is based on Make It From Your Heart Vol 1, Pattern 15 sketch.


Does the 'Spring' title look familiar?  It should because I used the actual stickers on this layout.  I was inspired by a fellow Consultant Kelly Maatman.  She shared some of her artwork on our team page where she cut out the negatives for the title stickers in the Complements, LOVE this!  I fussy cut the Spring letters and had planned on removing the negative stickers and placing them directly on the layout, but had it laying on the page where the title goes and really liked how the white background popped, so I just added adhesive to the back and applied it to the page.

Next, I had the Picture My Life cards from the kit laying there and decided to use part of one of the 3"x4" woodgrain cards with some of the green striped washi tape and the cute 


I'm not done creating with my scraps, but needed to stop temporarily to prepare for a class, but below you can see the remaining scraps I have left still to create with.



Products used all Close To My Heart




Check back soon for Regatta creations! :o)


Until my next post, happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Penelope Workshops Your Way - Cards

Good Saturday Morning to you all!  I hope your weekend has gotten off to a great start!  Mine has so far, off to my youngest son's basketball game soon.  But I wanted to continue to share the Penelope WYW Kit creations with you.  Today it is the 8 super cute cards shown in the cutting diagram.



Here are better, closer up pictures to show you these adorable cards!  Okay so it is the super cute stamps that make these cards so adorable!  I normally think some of the animal stamp sets we have are cute or just okay, but I have to say, I think all 4 of these are just so stinkin' cute, don't you?!
You're the best! chick card


How you doin'? frog card


Birthday Wishes! fox card 


"Happy Easter" bunny card 

After creating everything per the cutting diagram for this Workshops Your Way Kit, below are pictures of the supplies I have left!  As you can guess, I didn't stop with all of this left, check back here tomorrow to see some more of my crafty creations using these scraps.
 


Products used all Close To My Heart






Until my next post, happy crafting!
Pam

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