Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First impressions

For my nephew's 4th birthday, I decided to make him a card. Until this card, I had never been that impressed with the Zippidee paper pack from CTMH. But now I love it! It just goes to show you that, you are only limited by your own mind!

I'm not sure what was better, the fact that Riley could read the whole card (at only 4 years old) or that I was able to customize it say exactly what I wanted.

Monday, July 12, 2010

So many ideas...in so little time.

After attending the CTMH Convention this past weekend, I must have a million and one ideas of things I want to share! I will be holding a card workshop on the 31st of July featuring the Splendor papers. The card swapping that was going on at the Convention was in a word...OBSESSIVE! Picture grown women running up to each other and blurting out "Are you swapping?!?" It was what I can only imagine the halls of my daughters middle school looking like when it come to the Silly Bands! But I have to say, I did learn a lot from the cards I swapped, and can't wait to share some of those ideas on the 31st.

Why I do what I do.

People often ask me once they find out that I love to craft and create, "What is the one project you are most proud of?" My answer is always the same, "My five kids!" They are the reason I have been scrapbooking for so many years. I want to be able to capture their childhood through pictures, and evoke emotion through the art of scrapbooking. I found a wonderful company, Close To My Heart (CTMH), that allows me to do just that. Their breathtaking line of paper packs with coordinating embellishments and stamp sets take the guess work out of scrapping, and they are a huge time saver. And let's be honest, when it's fun it's easier to get a project done. Once I discovered CTMH, I decided to become a consultant so that I am better equipped to share the joy I feel when preserving memories that will be passed on for generations to come.

Another benefit to using Close To My Heart products is the versatility they offer. Not only do you get to create and protect your precious memories by scrapbooking, but you can also use the paper packs and embellishments to create personalized and unique cards as well as sprucing up your home decor. I love having the ability to transform a simple photograph into a piece of art I am proud to display in my home or give as a gift to a special person.

It is not the amount of 'creative talent' but rather the level of interest and passion you possess that will determine what we are capable of accomplishing together. Let me show you how simple, quick and most importantly fun scrapbooking and paper crafting can be.