Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How to follow our Cutting Guides - Regatta Workshop Your Way

Do you feel like you have a hard time cutting your paper correctly to assemble the layouts in a CTMH kit?  Well, Close To My Heart has developed a video series that is super helpful in taking you through the steps of one of our Workshops Your Way.  Here is the first video for the Regatta Workshop Your Way - Cutting Guide.

There are three more videos that show you how to assemble the layouts, Picture My Life layouts, and cards.  Just keep watching on YouTube.  If you are interested in ordering this Regatta Workshop Your Way, you better hurry on over here because it will only be available until April 30th.

Friday, April 22, 2016


Hurry before it's too late.  Products in the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog are retiring on April 30th.  Go HERE to shop for the items.  Let me remind you of some of the cute Workshops Your Way.

We have the Charlotte, Penelope, and the Regatta Paper Packs.

And don't forget there are some really cute stamp sets that will be going bye bye as well so don't wait, order now.  Is there just too much stuff that you want but the budget is tight?  Host a Gathering with me before the end of the month and earn some goodies for free!! Just click LET'S PARTY

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crop Club Forming Now!

What is a Crop Club you ask?  

Well, it is a group of 6 - 10 people that love papercrafting and want to earn free products by hanging out with friends and crafting.

I don't have time?

This is a great opportunity to set aside a couple of hours each month for YOU TIME, YOU DESERVE IT!

How does it work?

As a group, you decide on your monthly spending committment, when and for how long we play, and then we rotate the Hostess Rewards among the members.

For Example:

I currently have a club that meets on one Saturday afternoon for four hours per month.  There are 9 members and they have committed to spending $35 each month.  The two months that they have met, the hostess's each earned $100 in free product and 2 half-priced items, averaging $152 in savings.

Great news is that we can meet at my house so noone has to clean or be worried about where to go with 10 people.

If you are interested in joining a club, please comment below with your email address and I will contact you.

Saturday, April 16, 2016



My baby girl is 16 today - Happy Sweet 16th Sydney!  I love you so much and am so proud of the young lady you have become.  

In honor of her 16th birthday, I made a special explosion card with the La Vie En Rose paper pack and some pomegranite and black cardstock.  She is my little punk rocker that loves playing the guitar so I cut some guitars out of a Cricut cartridge (one from my supply -not one of the Close To My Heart ones).  Take a look:

I am looking forward to making her a special cake and hanging onto, oops, I mean out with, her as long as I can.  

If you love the basic black and white patterns, you can shop for the La Vie En Rose paper packet HERE

Until next time, ROCK ON!.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Technique Blog Hop - RESISTING CAN BE FUN

If you are coming from Tammy Lubic's Blog you have come to the right place.

The challenge of this technique blog hop was to do the resist technique.  Here's my one page layout that I did of my husband's birthday celebration at TX Roadhouse:

I embossed the words CLICK! SNAP! SMILE! from the April Stamp of the Month Acrylix Stamp Set with White Embossing Powder.  Then, I applied a brushed hombre look over the embossing with our blue Watercolors.  FYI, the stamped camera is also from the April Stamp of the Month set.  Keep reading to see the full stamp set.

Here's the finished page!  I copied the layout from a past issue of our Idea Book.

Here's the April Stamp of the Month:

This stamp set can be yours for just $5, with a purchase of $50.  You know you can't "RESIST", (get the pun?).  You can shop for all the supplies you need to start using this great technique by going HERE

To continue to see other ideas, follow the blog hop by going to Belinda McLane's Blog .

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Why I Love Being On This CTMH Team - Blog Hop.


 If you are coming from Katy Taylor's blog you are in the right place.  Now let me tell you my top 3 reasons I love being on the Heartfelt Sentiments CTMH team: 

1.  The Relationships 

The lines are blurred as to whether they are friends or customers but I definitely value the friendships more than the business!  My customers are the best friends ever!!!!

Also, the ladies I have met on the Heartfelt Sentiments Team are too much fun!  We live all over but get to come together for training and those have been some crazy times!  We are so in sync that when Melissa and Katy went to take the above selfie, the rest of us photobombed as if it were the natural thing to do!  

2.  My Upline:  Melissa Robinson

I have been in several direct sales companies and have never had an upline like Melissa.  She has been so supportive from the very beginning.  She will do whatever it takes to help me out.  She built my great blog and trained me on how to use it. She provides excellent marketing advise. She encourages my ambitious goals and visions. And above all else, she is a blast!

3.  Close To My Heart Corporate

In all my past direct sales endeavors, the Corporate Office has never been as supportive as Close To My Heart.  They provide mini trainings every quarter that are just a roadtrip away.  They provide simply everything you could need to make this a successful business from a free website, online training, marketing support, product support, creativity support, and annual conventions.  In addition, the home office peeps seem to be all about work hard but play hard too.  They actually played Pie In The Face on PI Day.  

If you have read through this entire post and find that you may be interested in joining our team, April is the right time to join!  The benefits are great.  Just $75 will get you started with this great team.  Talk to your consultant if you want to learn more about the April Recruitment Special.  If you don't have a consultant, I'd be happy to help you out.  You can contact me at cathy.bufano@gmail.com.

Now head on over to Debi's blog to see why she loves CTMH.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April Stamp of the Month - Life In Pictures

OK my little Photobugs!  Here is a great new stamp set that is available for just $5 this month with a qualifying order.  It is a must have and makes for these great cards!  I also used my Cricut Artistry Cartridge to make the cute film strip in the card below.


If you are interested in this cool stamp set, go HERE to see the details.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Baby I'm Worth It! And so are you!

If earning money—and rewards—through your love of scrapbooking and stamping sounds like a dream job, then now is the perfect time to join Close To My Heart. Believe us, it’s worth it! 

This is no joke folks!  I have been able to support my crafting habits as well as meet new people and earn great rewards.  If you sign up as a Consultant in April you will earn amazing rewards—including a FREE Cricut® collection! Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get:

• New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
• $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
• The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days! That is could likely come from hosting just one crop!

I would love to talk to you about what a great company this is and all the rewards I have received.  Don't hesitate, call me, email me, or just go ahead and sign up already.  You know you want too!  (heehee).

Offer valid April 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Cricut® collections available while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item. Shipping/handling will be charged based on the retail value of the free Cricut® collection.