Friday, July 29, 2016

Florence Workshop Your Way


Hi everyone.  I am so excited about this Workshop Your Way from Close To My Heart.  I love the colors and the flowers.  Here a few pictures of the cards that I made using this kit.  You may view the scrapbooking pages here.  If you would like to see the Picture My Life layouts, be sure to check out the video.


Would you like your own Florence WYW?  Check it out here.


And about that video...


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Storage Quick Tip and Reminders

We are more than half way through the week.  Yay!  It's been a long and busy week but  I just wanted to remind you of a couple of things.

1. It's not too late to join my CTMH team.  For more information click here.  There are still some incentives available, so join with me and we will get you started. 
2.  It's also not too late to join the Virtual Crop.  I have started putting kits together and they are looking great.  I am working hard so that I can get them mailed on Saturday so that everyone can receive them before the 5th.  Click here to learn more.

QUICK TIP
Here is a video with a quick tip.  I hope you find it helpful.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scrap Basket

To learn about the virtual crop on August 5-6, click here.
To learn about my current recruiting special, click here.

How many times have you needed a tiny piece of paper just the size of one that went out in yesterday's garbage?  It's nice to have a place where you can drop your better bits and pieces of leftover paper to use on another project. I decided that I wanted to decorate a basket to use for just this purpose.  Here's how I made it work for me.

To start with, I purchased a mesh basket at the Dollar Tree.  Have you checked them out?  They have some fabulous things for $1.  I chose lime green because I wanted something bright and cheerful.

The next step was to grab some Calypso paper from Close To My Heart and cut it into 1" strips.  To make it go all the way across the bottom and up both sides, I added about 4" to the 12" strips with my Tombow adhesive.  I then wove it into the mesh of the basket.  To finish off the ends, I took 4-5" strips of paper and wove them through the ends.  I then adhered them to the bottom of the strips going in the opposite direction and trimmed.

To finish off, I found 2 of the Picture My life cards in the Calypso packet and glued them together with a bamboo skewer between them.  I added "2016 Crop 'til You Drop" to one side and left the other side empty.  I then tied a lime green double bow using my 3GJ ribbon maker.


Now if you are coming to Crop 'til You Drop, be sure to bring your decorated box.  If you are part of the Virtual Crop, upload your picture to the page.  Everyone who is registered will receive one ticket just for finishing the project.  If you use a CTMH product, you will receive a second ticket.  You can't beat that.

Here's a video breakdown of the project.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Weekend Lists

I am working hard on getting ready for the new product reveal and Virtual Crop 'til You Drop event.  I' also working on a local crop and have a ton of stuff to do.  Here's my goal list for the weekend.  Thankfully I don't work on Monday and plan to spend the day with my husband, but think I can get a little crafty time in then too.  My goal is to post all these between now and August 6.  However, unless you are part of the Virtual Crop 'til you drop group on Facebook, you won't see some of them until later in the month.  Check it out here.  Are you ready for posting overload?


How does your weekend look?

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Florence Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Pages

To learn about the virtual crop on August 5-6, click here.
To learn about my current recruiting special, click here.

Close To My Heart has such great kits.  One type of kit they offer is Workshops Your Way.  I love these because you have product to make 6 scrapbooking pages and 2 Picture My Life pages.  The instructions are a free download and if you buy a few other items, you can also use the extra paper, PML cards and embellishment to make cards.  They are so much fun to complete.  Today I am going to show you the scrapbook pages I made using the Florence Workshop Your Way.






...And sometimes you goof.
 If you would like your own Florence Workshop Your Way, click here.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Virtual Crop 'til You Drop

I am so excited to offer a Virtual Crop 'til You Drop event on Facebook on August 5th-6th.  It all started when I was working on a local Crop 'til You Drop and I decided to extend it online.  You can join the group here: Virtual Crop 'til You Drop!

Everyone who is interested will receive the following:

1. A tour of the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations idea book
2. View 3 projects that you can make at home

Anyone who registers for just $15 will additionally receive the following:

1. Paper supplies to create the projects mentioned above PLUS one additional project
2. Challenge entries (for a chance at a prize)
3. Game entries (for a chance at a prize)

To join the FB closed group, click on the link above or here.  To register to receive your goodies and a chance to play the games and enter challenges, email me at djssundries@gmail.com and I will email you a PayPal address to send the $15 registration fee.  Please note that you will not receive your goodies before August 1st since they include NEW items that can't be revealed before then.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Join My Close To My Heart Team


Close To My Heart is offering a great incentive for new consultants.  With the new Annual Inspirations catalog coming out on August 1st, now is a super time to kick-start your own Close To My Heart business.  Here are some answers to questions you may have:

Why Close To My Heart?
  • Great Products
  • Discounts for Consultants
  • Earn Extra Income
  • Free Product
  • Straight To The Top (STTT) Incentive Program
What does it cost?
  • The cost to join Close To My Heart is just $75 plus shipping
What do I get?
  • New Consultant Kit - contains a medium organizer with lots of items to get started.  Click here to view the contents.
  •  $50 in SPC (products you get to choose)
What's the incentive from CTMH?
  • Free Fundamentals paper pack
  • Free Complement pack
Is there anything else?
  • The first person to join my team will receive a Fundamentals paper pack, Complement and Ribbon bundle direct from me worth $25.85*
  • The next 4 people to sign up will receive a Fundamentals paper pack worth $14.95*
  • Additional recruits will receive any B-sized stamp set direct from me worth $9.95.
*Names of the bundles withheld pending new release.  However, I will tell you what you will receive when you sign up.
How do I sign up?
  • Email me at djssundries@gmail.com and tell me your phone number and the best time to call you and I will walk you through the process.  Please have your computer available for the call.
  • Alternatively, you can click here and go through the process yourself.  Whatever works best for you will work.

Here's a video you might be interested in.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Memory Keeping...Vacation Ideas

One of the biggest memory making times is vacation time.  I tend to take lots of photos on vacation and I want to do everything that I can to preserve those memories.  I also pick up all sorts of tidbits that I want to keep.  Of course, I may have big ideas for scrapbooking those memories, but invariably, I get home and have no time to carry out those big ideas.  I know myself very well and know that I will never remember everything by the time I get to the pages.  Enter vacation journaling.  I have done this on 3 vacations and it works great for me.  So how do you get started?
Get a book
Now I'm not talking about a big notebook or scrapbook.  I'm talking about getting some small and simple.  Find something that you can take with you without taking up a lot of space.
Make it Cute
In my opinion, you will use something more if you really like it.  Each one of my books have been prepped before I ever leave.  I use it even when planning because I want to be able to go back and remember the whole experience.  I also want to be able to change things for future vacations if there was something that didn't work.
You can check out some of the books I've made in the past here, here , here and here.
Pack Your Gear
I have a new video on how I packed for my last vacation.  Of course you will have to deal with whatever space you have on your trip, but this gives some ideas.
Journal, Journal, Journal
You definitely don't want to spend your entire time buried in your book, so write what is important to you.  Do you want to remember certain meals or attractions?  Do you want to remember things that your family said or people that you saw?  Write that down.  If you have a glue stick or a tape runner with you, you can even add memorabilia.    I like to go back after I get home and had a few photos too.  Of course if you're traveling with your Selphy, you can print on the go.
Upload Those Photos
Remember how we talked about photo organization?  Now is the time to put those principles to work for you.  If you travel with a laptop, you can do it while you go.  If not, you can always do it when you get home.  Missed that post?  You can find it here.
Scrapbooking Those Memories
Now you have the tools to do scrap those memories...on your time.  I recently worked on photos from 2012.  Yep, I'm a bit behind.  However, everything was organized and ready to go.  Better yet, I have nice mini-books to carry and show my favorite vacation memories if I choose to.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"Moving Forward" Foxi Dori Insert

I am so excited about the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations that I have taken a step back to re-assess where I am with my CTMH business.  Enter my wonderful uplines, Jessica and Mandy, with a 12 week mentoring session.  This is great timing for me.

As I was reading through the first week's assignment, I decided that I wanted to make a new notebook for my Foxy Dori instead of putting the information in my bullet journal.  That's when I remembered that I ALREADY had a book.
Woot! Woot!
Now all I needed to do was make it pretty.  Of course, I had to use some of my favorite paper from CTMH's 2015 Annual Inspiration book.

>>>Don't forget that this Inspiration book will be going away at the end of July and you don't want to miss out on this fabulous paper pack!<<<

You don't need hardly any supplies to replicate this cutie.  If I used a Close To My Heart product, you just have to click on the name, and you will go directly to my online store.

Midori (or any traveler's notebook) insert
CTMH Zoe paper collection
CTMH Zoey complements pack
Paper trimmer and score board
Adhesive
Pen

Start by measuring your notebook and cutting your paper to size.  I cut a bit big and trim after adhering to allow for mistakes.  I then pull out my scoreboard and score a line down the middle.  Adhere one side of the paper to one side of the notebook.  *tip - This helps decrease mistakes as it is easier to work on.*  Adhere the second side and you are good to go...as long as you don't want to make it fancy.

But I really wanted to add just a bit more so I pulled out my Zoe complements and some of the paper scraps from the paper packet... Trim and layer and VIOLA...

I am ready to move forward and its in a cute notebook.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What's In My BuJo?

It's been quite awhile since I posted a bullet journal update.  This is working really well for me and I am slowly moving out of my planner into my BuJo.  Come with me as I walk you through my current set-up.


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Monday, July 4, 2016

Why Am I an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant?

I love being part of Close To My Heart as an independent consultant.  If you would like to join me in the journey, click here to see all about it.  In the meantime, here is a video where I explain why I joined Close To My Heart.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"Feel Better" Card

Today I have a card to share that I made some time ago but never posted.  This stamp set from Close To My Heart is so great for get well cards.  What beats a bandage and a beautiful font?

Close To My Heart Items
Calypso Paper Pack  (click here)
Look to the Light stamp set (click here)
Unfortunately, "Kiss it Better" is no longer available.  Calypso and Look to the Light will soon be retiring.

Here's a tutorial with complete instructions.


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