Thursday, March 5, 2015

Just Because


As the sentiment states, I created this card
"Just Because"...
I wanted to play with some Spring colors, flowers and butterflies.
These papers are from the Brushed Paper Packet
and the flowers are metal from the coordinating Assortment.
The sentiment is from the Artfully Sent Collection.
I will be sharing some more
Spring-inspired cards the next couple of days.



Are you as ready for Spring as I am?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CTMH Journey III


Here is another layout from my
CTMH Journey My Crush book.
This layout is about starting my own team,
which I named the "Kraft-y Hearts".
If you've been here before you know how I love my Kraft cardstock, lol.
Kim joined my team in July 2012.
We were online crafting buds for a few years working together on a design team.
I was thrilled when she signed on join this journey with me!
The photo inset is at Disney this past summer when Kim and I got to meet in person for the first time.
What a blast!
I felt like I had known her for years and had the best time at convention being roomies and learning, laughing and exploring Disney together.
You can see her amazing artwork on her blog
She posted a great tip this Tuesday which I will try.
That's the cool thing about being on a Close To My Heart team,
we all learn from each other.
If you would like to learn more about being a CTMH consultant feel free to contact me.
darda lynn at yahoo dot com
This March there are some amazing incentives to join.


More info HERE.

It has been fun looking back and documenting my journey using the
My Crush products.



The background designed pages and these little envies, cards and stickers
make it so quick and easy to scrap.
I still have lots of pages to fill on my fun and exciting CTMH journey!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CTMH Journey II


Close To My Heart offers some amazing 
training opportunities.
The first event I attended was a 
Regional Celebration in St. Louis.
This trip was full of "firsts" for me.
This was my first time flying alone.
And, it was the first time meeting Brenda Rose, my upline,
in person.
I already felt like I knew Brenda from her blog, our private team FB group, and the countless emails where she answered my many questions.
It is just so much fun when you meet online friends in person, especially when you both have so many things in common.
This was also my first introduction to the corporate staff.
Wow, what a fabulous bunch!
Just thought I would share another spread of my
CTMH Journey "My Crush" Album.



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop


Happy March!
A new month means a new Stamp of the Month and another
Rose Blossom Blog Hop!
The complete list can be found on Brenda Rose's blog HERE.

I had some fun creating borders with the line and sentiment stamps.


Stamping borders with sentiments is such a fun thing to do and so easy with this set since it comes with several linear borders.


Now let me show you how I created this multicolored flower with one sheet of paper.


I used the "bokeh" print paper from the Brushed Paper Packet and made each flower graduate in size by 1/4 inch.  
This SOTM is titled,
and is only $5 with a $50 order or $17.95 on its own.

Please hop on over to the Tator Patch
to see what the clever and creative Marg has created with this cute stamp set.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

My CTMH Journey


Yesterday I shared with you the details of the amazing offer to
join CTMH in March.
Today I will share a bit about my journey.
I joined in 2012 but I just started this My Crush Album this winter.
My teammates started one at a team meeting in Minnesota and I wanted to play along too.
Even though I can't make the meetings
(Indiana to Minnesota is a bit of a commute)
I always feel included because Brenda,
my team leader, includes lots of details and photos for all of us.
Speaking of Brenda, when I created this album it reminded me of how patient she was with me when I was considering signing up.
It took me forever to decide and I had tons of questions which Brenda answered.
I am thrilled with my decision to join CTMH.


I signed on as a hobbyist but my business got a great jump start and has held steady since that beginning year in 2012.
I love teaching workshops using CTMH products and my customers love the products so I never have to worry about meeting the low, quarterly minimum of $300 in sales.
If you would like to know more about being CTMH consultant I would be happy to answer any questions.
darda lynn at yahoo dot com

You can read all about on my website HERE.
BTW, Close To My Heart offers consultants a FREE website.
That is such a great perk!

If you join my team,
the Kraft-y Hearts,
you also enjoy the benefits of Brenda's team the Rose Blossoms 
and many benefits of the Pacemaker team led by Karen Pederson.
It's a great group of peeps!
Speaking of teams, my RB team is hosting a blog hop
tomorrow night to feature the March Stamp of the Month.
I hope you come back and "meet" my super-creative, talented team-mates by hopping through the blog hop.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, February 27, 2015

March Madness

March is just around the corner, 
and boy does Close To My Heart have
a wonderful deal when you sign up to be a consultant
in March 2015!
For just the $99 sign up cost you get one of these amazing NEW kits.
(retail value of products over $300)

Scrapbooking Kit
OR
Cardmaking Kit


and get this lovely shoulder tote FREE...



I would love to have you join my Kraft-y Heart team and help
you earn the following bonus.  
New consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first
40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote
(a retail value of $149.95 USD/$164.95 CAD as a FREE bonus
(not including shipping and handling)!
These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling.
Offer valid while supplies last March1-31, 2015.

Visit this link to learn more:

Starting tomorrow I will share with you a bit about my CTMH journey and how I am documenting it in a cool My Crush album.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sweet Baby


This darling outfit, which I bought for my new great-niece,
was the inspiration for this card.
I love to coordinate cards with gifts and the wraps.

For this card I started with a Canary card base.
I used the Hearts embossing folder to create the sweet white heart background.
Then I stamped directly on a white doily.
The rattle was stamped on Daisy White, colored and fussy-cut before adhering.
All supplies are CTMH except for the dotted ribbon and doily from my stash.

Stamp Sets:
Artfully Sent Stamp Set (sentiment at the bottom)