Saturday, December 28, 2013

New and Exciting Kits

Can you believe that it's almost the end of the year?  What a great year!  So excited to see what the new year brings!  

Speaking of new things... Here's some of the new kits that can be found in the new CTMH Spring and Summer Idea Book...

*Skylark... it's a delightful kit that has a lighthearted spring feel.  It features the following colors:  bamboo, desert sand, juniper, kraft, lagoon, skylark yellow, sweet leaf and white daisy.

*Ivy Lane is a rich floral design featuring the following colors:  bamboo, blush, hollyhock, ivy lane green, ivy lane purple.

*Ariana is the third kit and it's a more masculine floral design and features the following color scheme:  ariana coral, ariana green, ariana grey, crystal blue, outdoor denim, and white daisy

*Balloon ride is next and it has a nostalgic feel  featuring the color pallet: cashmere, colonial white, creme brulee, crystal blue, juniper, saddle, sky, and sorbet.

*Jublilee as the name implies is a festive kit, reminiscent of the state fair. colors are: cashmere, cocoa, colonial white, cranberry, honey, indian corn blue, kraft, sweet leaf and topiary.

*Timberline is a rich outdoorsy type of kit, for but not limited to camping and such:  colors are bamboo, chocolate, colonial white, goldrush, lagoon, ponderosa pine, and twilight.

*And the last kit for this edition is Lollydoodle.  It's very festive and springy with bright colors: cocoa, cotton candy, juniper, pear, slate, sorbet, whisper and white daisy.

Whew... Now to assign each kit to a month!  These are the WOTG features for each month:  

March Ivy Lane     Bonus Saturday Scrap day Ariana
April Lollydoodle
May Skylark 
June  Balloon Ride
July Jubilee
August Timberline

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hostess Rewards Stampsets

Last fall a new program was introduced... It seems to be the best kept secret, because not everyone seems to know about it.

When someone hosts a gathering, they get to pick out fun stuff for FREE!!!  and as a bonus, CTMH offers special select stamp sets to the hostess... (and only the hostess) at a discounted price.  The stamps sets can be part of the hostess rewards:)  Woot Woot!  This gives the hostess more products for the value and a way to STRETCH the hostess rewards:)

Here's a list of the new stamp sets...
D1583 Unicorn Dreams $10 (17.95 value)
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things $6 (9.95 value)
A1158 Doodle Signs $4 (6.95 value)
B1446 Some Bunny $6 (9.95 value)
B1447 A Mother's Love $6 (9.95 value)
B1448 My Hero $6 (9.95 value)
A1160 There is Good $4 (6.95 value)

Together the retail value is $71.65 and the hostess value is just $42 saving almost $30 that's a great deal!

Also when a gathering total is $250 or more, the hostess will get one item at half price or can choose from the hostess collections.  

There are three collections in the new idea book: Read on at your own risk... 
Definitely spoiler alert of things in the new idea book  

The Lolly Doodle kit has a retail value of $88.05 and with the hostess rewards, it's just $44.03.  It includes, Lollydoodle paper pack, stickease, and assortment accents, coordinating inks, cotton candy and pear, pink glitter paper pack, White marquee enamel shapes, my creations pennant frames and three stamp sets: flight of the arrows, owls and oodles of doodles stamp set.

The Ariana kit has a value of 86.60 and with the hostess rewards, it's just $43.30.  It includes the Ariana kit, complements foil stickease, and assortment accents, outdoor denim ink pad, three stamp sets, Pick a Posey, Hope and Joyful Wishes, Base and bling chains and charms and square pendants (3), and the story teller style sheet.

The Timberline kit has a value of 107.90 and is just 53.95.  it includes Timberline paper packet, the stickease, and the assortment accents, paper fundementals basic assortment, ponderosa pine ink, three stamp sets, camper crazy, catch you later, and Marquee uppercase.

So what are you waiting for?  Book a show for February and be the first to order out of the new idea book! Earn Hostess Rewards and have fun doing it!!

PS: if you still want things from the fall and winter idea book... have a show in January!  There's still time! I love the Washi Wonder Hostess Reward stamp set!  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Woo Hoo!!! The New Spring Summer Idea book has arrived at my house it's time to tantalize (or torture) my customers with hints about what's coming new and exciting!  

When can you get your little hands on the new idea book?  January 14th at the next Hostess Club gathering... 

There are lots of fun and exciting things to share... 

I will start with this... The new consultant kit.   Starting January 1st, the kit will be $99.  It includes over $350 worth of products... so it's well worth the price... 

Why start with this?

Because for the next five days, the new consultant kit still be $49.  

So if you have been thinking about becoming a consultant... and have some gift money.. maybe this is a good fit for you.  Plus there is the added bonus of adding a new Project My Life kit to your collection when you hit Straight to the Top... a program that gets you up and running in your new business!  

I love being a Close to my Heart consultant... I have been one for 13+ years.  Let me know if there are any questions!  

More tomorrow!!!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Sweet Gifts

Here's a quick and easy fun gift idea for kids or secret santas... 

The bars were covered with B&T papers... for these sized bars, the paper was trimmed to 7x8.5.  Placing the paper landscape, the paper was scored at 2, 2.25, 5.75 and 6. The tag is 3x6 and then trim the edges of the tag.

The poem was printed on regular paper, them trimmed to fit the tag.

Happy Holidays!!!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sparkle and Shine additional layouts

Woot woot... having fun with this delightful kit!

Here's some of the other layouts we are adding to this kit...

Love love love washi tape!  

There's still a few more days to get the sparkle and shine washi tape. hurry... it's been one the top items this fall!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Hostess Club Lovely Layouts

this is one of my favorite posts each month... posting the creativity of the club members...

So here's my inspirational layout...

And here's what they created...

It's wonderful to see the different interpretations!!

December Hostess Club

These are a few of my favorite things... Love this song from the Sound of Music and it's also associated with Christmas... 

anyway... this layout is based loosely on that song... The inspiration for this layout came from Fellow Consultant, Deb Vigneux Killian!  

Items used are Artbooking Cartridge, For Always paper, Whisper, Colonial white and Indian Corn Blue are the cardstock colors.

Can't wait to see what everyone else creates!!

Stop back tomorrow to see their Creations!!!


Monday, December 9, 2013

WOTG will be Tuesday Dec 17th

Featuring the Sparkle and Shine kit. Here are the layouts so far... 

Here is the Shopping list:
G1071 Sparkle and Shine WOTG which includes:
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet 
My Acrylix® Sparkle & Shine Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) 
Color Cardstock Sheets (1 Twilight, 1 White Daisy) 
Z1860 Sparkle & Shine Assortment 
Z1812 Sparkle Clear Flourishes—Small 
Instructional Guide  

X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet 

Additional items options
Z1907 Sparkle and Shine Washi tape 3 pack 14.95
Z1860 Sparkle & Shine Assortment 5.95
Z1812 Sparkle Clear Flourishes—Small 4.95
X7176C Sparkle and shine dimensional elements 5.95

Class starts at 6:30 and is free with the purchase of the kit through me:)  


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Retired Product Alert

Z4115 Memory page protectors (pack of 50) $22.95 will be retired Friday Dec 6th at Midnight... 

Feel free to visit my website, join a party, order and have them sent directly to you!  Get in on this great value before the prices go up!

Memory Protectors available thru Friday night at midnight... hurry hurry HURRY!!!

And check out the while supplies last items.... Lots of great values there.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shoebox Card Night

Shoebox Cards is one of my favorite events!  It's a free event, just bring a card to share (and the supplies to make it) and your basic tool kit.  

Good music, treats, chit chat and comradery as well as creativity make this a successful evening.  Here's the December creations: 

Anita had a bag full of tags for us to create

Berry and Bright

Dulce's card from October... 

Dulce gave me extra pieces to make
an extra card since I love Frankie:)

I loved Anita's version too!!!

This is a get well card with heart bandaids:)

Julie's cute as a button snowman cards and tags

Melani's mini book out of a 12x12 piece of cardstock and washi tape.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Count Down to Christmas

Hi Hi!  

It's December!  Time to start Count Down to Christmas!

This is a delightful project that is easily created and customized for anyone!!  It's a my creations Memory Game that has been decorated as an advent calendar.  

One of my customers created this for her husband and put on there things that they could do each day and she said it was his favorite gift.

Want to make one of these for someone special... The boxes are just $10!!!  Contact me if you are interested making one and we can set up a time to get together.  Cardstock and paper will be available for purchase or feel free to use your own papers.

Also, feel free to stop by on Tuesday nights to work on this super fun project.


More inventory reduction specials...

Today's Special is Paper Monday... Lot's of great prices... Shipping not included.

Older level two paper packs originally retailed at $12.95 Just $7...(includes 12 sheets of b&t, and 10 sheet of coordinating cardstock)
Giddy Up
Elegant Bouquet ($6 missing one paper)
That's Amore
Paper Garden
Key To My Heart (2)
Perfect Day(2)
Everlasting (2)
Boom Di Ada (2)
Groovy Blossoms
Floral Tapestry
Sweet Heart

Older WOTG orignally retailed at $29.95 Now just $18 (inlcudes paper pack, instruction sheet, stamp set and embellishment)
Miracle SOLD
Mayberry SOLD
Elemental  SOLD
Mistletoe SOLD
Fanfare SOLD

Level one paper packs originally retailed at 9.95 now just $3 each (includes four pre-printed layouts, two sheets of cardstock and two sheets of b&t papers and coordinating stickease)
Fairy Tale
Best Friends Forever
Lazy Days of Summer

Dream pop paper pack, originally retailed at $19.95 now just $10.  (only two kits available) 12 sheets of fun cardstock and 12 b&t duos.  check out these layouts using dream pop.

One halloween kit (featuring Spell bound) inlcudes cricut cut pieces enough for three layouts $8 (Spellbound layouts

Felicity collection originally $15 now just $5 (includes 12 b&t duos and 6 printed die cut shapes and idea sheet)

And Level two paper kits originally $9.95 Now just $6 (includes 6 sheets of b&t duos and 6 sheets of coordinating cardstock)
Dreamin (2)
Elemental (2)
Scholastic (2)
Pear and Partridge

LMK if you would like to see photos of anything...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ordering Special

For those who are interested in ordering new and current products, either online (rewards will be sent later) or by contacting me, Here are some bonuses that are available only through Diane Bowman:

If the order is $150 or more, receive free SOTM($18 value), Choice of starred items in Holiday gift guide (up to a $18 value) $25 in free select free product, and bonus WOTG ($30 value) of your choice!!

If the order is $100 or more, receive a free SOTM ($18 value),  Choice of starred items in Holiday gift guide (up to a $18 value), $10 in select free product and bonus of a free level 2 paper pack!!

For $75 order, receive SOTM free ($18 value) and choice of free paper pack!!

For $50 order, receive a free SOTM ($18 value) and a free ink pad!!

This special is good only with me, Diane Bowman and only good through Friday December 6th. Again, for those of you placing orders online, please be aware that bonus orders will be sent separately. 

Click here to start shopping.


PS.. Need something gift wrapped, just lmk!

Shopping Weekend Specials

The first special is on older "E" sized stamp sets... some new and some used...

New stamp sets... originally valued at $30...
today thru Monday limited to what's on hand...

New stamp sets will be just $12
(2) E1025 rock the block
E1012 key to my heart
E1010 Chocolate alpha
(2) W190 Family Alpha
E1001Essential Alpha
E1004 Cobblestone Alpha

Used will be $7
E1001 Essential Alpha
E1002 Rustic Alpha
E1005 Promise of Spring

Photos to come... still learning how to do photos in my new computer.... thanks for your patience


chocolate new

cobblestone new

essential new

extra new

key to my heart new

promise of spring used

rock the block new

rustic used

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Huntington WOTG

What a fun night... And Roxxy got them all done!!!

Thanks to Lisa Stenz and Susan Williams for the inspiration!

It was fun to take out my stuff and play tonight...and boom... another layout!  so those of you who came on Saturday... make sure to come back and do the last one!  It's fun!!!

Here's a quick recap of the layouts:

CTMH layout from brochure... Loved it!!
The next set was inspired by the Amazing Lisa Stenz!  My peeps are loving the flip flaps!!!

left page open

right page open
This lovely layout was inspired by Susan Williams... and is found in the 
Make it from your Heart II

Thanks gals for coming over!  It was a fun fun night!!!

In the mood for Shopping???

There will be specials for Black Friday ... great bargains on discontinued merchandise and super specials for online orders and special deals for Christmas Gifts!  be sure to check back on Friday for more information!  

Also, these specials are only good with me... and will be good thru Monday Dec 2nd.  

Items for sale

Well, now that everything is out of the room, it's time to put back what needs to stay and time to say good bye to some other items... 

Let's start with  CM cutting system and decorative scissors... prices do not include shipping... 
gems and ovals, overlay and cutting mat... $20

Three Fiskars Corner Edgers $3 for the set of three

12 fiskars decorative scissors all 12 for $15 or $1.50 each...
found another one sunflower is not pictured

6 large Fiskar decorative scissors $9 for all six or $2 each

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Here's an update on the Polka Dots

so... I have been painting and purging... 

Just a disclaimer... I loved the polka dots... it was just time for a change... and painting and rearranging allows for other things too... purging and reorganizing... 

Here's the before shot... 

the blue strip is the painter's tape... 

and here's the after shot... 
the paint is a light grey... and it's so exciting... 

now that is it's painted, it's time to reload the room... 

tomorrow... right... 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Join CTMH and here's why...

Here's the scoop!  If you love paper crafting, stamping and scrapbooking, consider joining my team with CTMH. 

Here's why...

Great teaching and training
CTMH is a SOLID company
No inventory
Products at a discount
Amazing products
Low Investment (just $49)
Exciting conventions
Earn Free Travel
Building relationships
Learning and sharing of ideas
OBA... free Online Business Accounts
Commission on sales
Commission on four tiers
Studio J online scrapbooking 

I love this company and have been with them for 13 and a half years.  It's been an amazing journey both in my personal and business experience.   The friendships I have made and the traveling I have done through my connection with CTMH has opened so many doors for me.  I would love to have you on my team!!

Enjoy this short video about CTMH!!! And please lmk if there are any questions. Interested? Click on  Join my team !!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bye Bye Polka Dots

So I have decided to paint and rearrange my office... Needing some better storage options and while I love the polka dots... it's really just time for them to go... So I am painting just the top half... Woot Woot... and I made it over by the window.  It's kind of slow and messy... but it will be better than ever when it's finished:)

That means that I am also cleaning out and finding treasures and such... so, for the next week or so, I will be posting items for sale... on face book and on my blog here.  Prices do not include shipping... and I will be happy to send things to anyone.  So keep your eyes on the blog for great items for sale at great prices... 

By the way... I am painting one area at a time mostly... tonight I just painted till I ran out of paint.  

What color do you think I painted?


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Did you know about My Craft Channel?

I have just discovered and CTMH has little episodes on them... In case you missed them... Here are the Linkes to the CTMH episodes... 

Episode 1: A Burst of Creativity
Love using scraps:)!!

Episode 2: Preserve with Pizazz
Who doesn't love Modge Podge?!?

Episode 3: Connect the Dots
Do you have leftover bling?

Episode 4: Wacky Washi
Love Washi tape!!  Make sure to get the Sparkle and Shine Washi tape before it goes away!!

Episode 5: Do the Twist
Love the sandwhich method!!

Episode 6: Craft for your Curls


Open Crop Saturday November 23rd

Hi Ladies.. 

Just a reminder that there will be a FREE open Crop on Saturday November 23rd from 9am to 9pm. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  This is a great opportunity to catch up on any missed classes or projects that you have been working on.  

Also, there will be some discounted items on hand to buy if you want to stop and shop!

It's BYOL bring your own lunch:)


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Hostess Club Layouts!!!

Tonight was a wonderful evening of creativity... The layout was fairly simple, and allowed the opportunity for embellishing using stamps!!!   Love the creativity of these layouts!!

This is my layout (inspired by Dana Kessler's beach layout)

Ladies you Rocked it tonight!!  Here are their creations!!  They are amazing!

Proplayer Dulce

Sparkle and Shine Krista

Buzz and bumble Melani

Laughing lola Roxxy

Later Skater Shannon
These layouts are amazing!  We missed some of our friends... and hope they are able to make it next time.  We missed you!!!

The next Hostess Club meeting is Tuesday December 10th!! 

Wanna join us?