Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July almost over!

Can you believe it, July is almost over, only today & tomorrow!  I have a couple of reminders for you.  You have through tomorrow to get the Canvas Art Workshop on the Go Kit for 50% off!

Also, through tomorrow you can get the July Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life for $5 with a $50 order, or purchase it out right for $17.95.

And lastly remember that with the end of the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book & Catalog that means retiring items.  You can see the list of those retiring items here.  Some items have already sold out & others will be gone with the end of the month.  So if there is something you want you better get it ordered now!

With the end of one thing, it can only mean the beginning of something new & wonderful!!  And that new & wonderful thing is the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book & Catalog!  Remember to come back August 1st to see some New Product artwork as I participate in the Blog Hop!

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Heart 2 Heart - Shadows & Shades

This week's challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to create something using the theme/technique of "ombre".  "Ombre" is so trendy right now.  What is "ombre" you might ask?  Here is the definition that they posted over at H2H.

When I think of ombre, I picture the shades of water or of a sunset.  So I created this card using only one retired stamp set called Relax.  The rest was made using a sponge finger dauber and inks.  For the water the inks used were Sky, Crystal Blue & Pacifica.  For the sunset sky I used Buttercup, Honey & Sunset.  The stamped water was 2nd generation Pacifica, the fishermen & boat were stamped with Outdoor Denim.  The pine trees were stamped with New England Ivy.  The fish in the water was stamped 3rd generation New England Ivy.  All products mentioned are Close to my Heart.

It is a simple card with not a lot of flash and bling, but I love the colors.  It also reminds me of my hubby, he is a simple yet wonderful man that loves fly fishing.  I hope you like it also!

Until my next post, happy crafting! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Product Blog Hop - August 1st!!

Join me and other Close to my Heart Consultants on August 1st as we share new products from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book!  Cards, scrapbook pages, home decor items and even wearable crafting projects!  You will not be disappointed!

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Video Contest Winners on Jeanette's Blog

Back in June, Jeannette posted another wonderful contest where you could win, not one but two stamp sets - My Acrylix® Patterned Pennants and My Acrylix® Tropical Paradise!  Please check the list of winners to see if your name is on there!


Until my next post, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rediscover Close to my Heart!

There has been a lot of talk in the industry that Close to my Heart wants to respond to. You've seen bankruptcy and changes in product offering.  What is the future?  As a leader and innovator, Close to my Heart wants to respond.  More than ever, memory keeping matters.  Watch this video about Close to my Heart, a strong, debt free company that has been around for nearly 30 years!  I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful company!

Blog Address Changing

For my wonderful Blog followers, I just received an email from our Corporate offices that I need to change my blog web address.  I did not realize that my blog address pamtctmh.blogspot.com is going against company policy with it having ctmh in the web address.  Big oops on my part!!  So I will be changing the web address to just my name - pamtrostle.blogspot.com.

Please make note of this change so you can still find me!

New blog address - http://pamtrostle.blogspot.com


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Large Organizer - it is a must have!

The large organizer makes it so easy to organize your crafting supplies! Store up to 40 stamp sets, all the supplies you need for a crop, and more in this sturdy and stackable container.

Monday, July 15, 2013

CTMH Page Protectors for Creative Memories Coverset Albums!

I just shared this video and information over on my Facebook business page, but wanted to share it with you here also.

Do you have Creative Memories albums that you are still working with but concerned because as of the end of July you will not be able to purchase their albums (coversets) and page protectors any more?  I have a Close to my Heart solution for you!  As you have heard me mention, Close to my Heart has expanded into Australia and New Zealand.  Our Corporate Executive Team is "Down Under" right now meeting the new Consultants and introducing them to the wonderful world of Close to my Heart!!

A fellow Australian Consultant Shaunna Richards created this video to show how Close to my Heart Page Protectors can be converted to fit the Creative Memories coverset albums.  I am so happy Shaunna created this video to share with us!  And oh my gosh, the cost savings she points out in the video is amazing!!  Watch the video and then you can go to my site here to order the page protectors she shows in the video.  I just love hearing her accent & could listen to her talk for hours!  I hope you enjoy her video as well.  And if you need help ordering, please contact me for assistance!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

All the Scrappin' Ladies!!

Happy Sunday to you!!  I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day like I am!

I shared this on my Facebook business page yesterday and thought I would share it here also, in case you didn't see it over there.

This was one of the Corporate skits/dances from Convention 2010.  I was not there in Washington DC, I had just signed up as a Consultant & didn't know what I would be missing by not going to Convention.  A fellow Consultant sister of mine shared it on Facebook and like I mentioned I had to share it!  As you can guess I can't hear Beyonce's song withouth thinking of this version!!  I hope you enjoy it too & have a great week!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

July Special - Canvas Art Workshop on the Go Kit - 50% off!

The special for July is the Canvas Art Workshop on the Go Kit, regularly priced at $39.95, but in July you can get it for only $19.95!!  That is a buy it price, no qualifying purchase!!

Here is the picture provided by Corporate showing the special.

This picture shows my Canvas Art WOTG Kit that I put together in about 30-40 minutes.  I just followed the instruction in the guide included, it was so easy & fun!  And now proudly displayed in our living room! 

This last picture shows all of the fun Dimensional Elements (aka chipboard) pieces and some bling left over to use on other projects! 

I loved this kit so much I ordered myself another one & will be putting it together very soon!  If you would like to order your very own kit, go here or contact me to place your order!

Until my next post, happy crafting!

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Class layout using Buzz and Bumble

Here is the layout my ladies made for our monthly scrapbooking class that was held on Monday July 1st.  I know I have said it before, but I just love this night with this wonderful group of women!!  Our Hostess Kayleen picked Buzz and Bumble papers preferring the striped side with a theme of Family, Heritage or Travel.  

Supplies used all CTMH unless noted - Buzz and Bumble WOTG Kit
Artiste for Family title, Art Philosophy for journaling accents
Stamp sets - Family Love, Buzz and Bumble WOTG Kit stamp set
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Color Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Bamboo Waxy Flax (this is a retiring list item)
Champagne, Cocoa, Sunset & Goldrush cardstock

And this is an extra layout I made using the same papers, I just flipped the striped paper over for the bumble bee side with my hubby and I and a Blake Shelton song in mind that I love.  We went and saw him in concert last year in Billings.  My hubby doesn't particularly care for the song, well let me rephrase that, he likes the beat and says the song is okay, he just doesn't like hearing me sing it! :)

Same supplies as above used with a few extras - Burlap Ribbon
Honeycomb & Glamour Uppercase Alphabet Stamp Sets

This shows the title up close a little better.  I printed the lyrics to the "Honey Bee" song on cardstock in Champagne so that you can see it but it doesn't over power the title.

And this one doesn't show it very well, but in the Goldrush circle it has the words "I'll be your" repeated over and over for "I'll be your Honey Bee".

I see ideas for cards and such that I like everywhere and save them to come back to later to use and I wish I could give credit to where I found this card we also made at class, but whomever's blog I found it on did not watermark it.  I printed it out & can't figure out where I got it from now.  So not my idea, but too cute not to remake and share!

This is the flowerpot card we made using (retired) Brown Bag cardstock I had because to me it most closely resembled a terra cotta flower pot.  The sentiment came from the June Stamp of the Month - A Flowering Bunch.  I told the ladies they could stamp the flowers from the June SOTM stamp set and color them in for a flatter card or use the Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes.  The stamped card will probably run through the Post Office machine just fine, but the Floret Paper Shapes are just way too cute as well.  It is a personal choice.

Here are the instructions for cutting this card it you would like to make your very own.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and my ladies did!

1.  Start with cardstock 4” x 12”, score at 6” and fold in half.
2.  With card folded in half, cut 1 ½” off the end that opens.  One piece will become the rim of the flower pot.
3.  Place card on cutter with the top right hand corner lining up with the track and the bottom right hand corner at the edge of the trimmer and cut.  Flip the card over and repeat, you now have our flower pot card.
4.  Ink edges of flower pot card and 1 of the 1 ½” x 4” rim pieces.
5.  Stamp & decorate card and rim pieces.
6.  Attach rim piece onto flower pot using foam squares lining up the top of flower pot with top edge of the rim piece. 

Until my next post, happy crafting!