Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March Hostess Club

Well our first evening of holding Hostess Club and WOTG on the same night was a success!!  We ordered pizza  and scrapped all night!! Thanks Dulce for the pizza coupon!!

Here is the Hostess Club Layout!!

This layout was inspired from fellow consultant Dana Kessler (footloose).  We also used the stamp set flight of arrows and love ya silly.  There is room for a title in the upper left corner or more embellishment.  We also used liquid glass on the little gray squares on the tags.  

Here are my guests version of this layout!!  They could use any papers to create this layout... and they could also use it for the 4th layout in WOTG.

 Dulce used the same kit, but used the other side of the paper and changed the pink to red!

 Kathy used seaside to create her layout.
Theresa used Hopscotch and some older stamps with a western theme.

As the night continued, here's the WOTG layouts they could work on.

The first layout was again inspired by the lovely Dana Kessler. 

It uses the Artiste cartridge to cut the hearts (cut at 10 inches) and the coordinating picture my life cards and stickease.  We also used some glitter paper strips and used the scalloped punch for a decorative edge.

This was a quick and simple layout inspired by Christine Adams and uses just the paper pack and the stickease.

This delightful layout is scraplifted from Holly Veselnak and I totally love these little puffies!!

We had a great time creating these layouts and I am currently working on one more (or maybe more) layouts using this delightful kit.

Dulce was able to complete 4 layouts last night!! and Kathy did three (with photos)!!  Great job ladies... maybe you will come join us next month... Tuesday April 14th!!

The WOTG kit for next month is Brushed!!  (or any kit from the past that is complete)

Past kits completed:
Chalk it up
Yuletide Carol

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Opportunities

Hi Everyone!!

Yeah!! It's March and it's starting to feel like Spring!!  Soon we will be outside and on the go!

March constant Campaign

Thinking about joining CTMH?  March is the perfect month to Join!!  

During March, new consultants who join will receive a free shoulder tote ($26) in the new kit!  The New consultant kits are just $99 and includes almost triple the retail value in products and supplies making your savings $290!!

Additionally, new consultants who remit $300 in commissionable sales in their first 40 days after kit ships, they will also receive a new rolling tote ($150) as a free bonus designed to get your business rolling!  This offer is good while supplies last... so hurry and sign up today!!

your choice of scrapbooking or card making!

LMK if there are any questions!!

Here's a list of upcoming events!!

March Events

Tuesday March 3rd Shoebox Cards 7:00 pm.  Come share a fun night of creativity.
(recurs every first Tuesday of the Month)

**We each create a card of our own and bring the supplies for everyone to recreate it.  Bring your basic tool kit including scissors, pencil, piercing tool, adhesive (assortment), cutter etc

Tuesday March 10th Hostess Club/ WOTG Featuring Heart Strings doors open at 5:00 pm
(recurs the second Tuesday of the Month)

**Theresa is our hostess!!

**This is a new format and doors will open at 5:00 pm, and guest can arrive anytime between 5 and 7 pm.  There will be a group layout, using the current WOTG that everyone can do (and can use their choice of papers to for hostess club) and others can stay and work on 3-4 layouts from WOTG as they choose.  Please bring your basic tool kits.

Saturday March 21st Open Crop 9am to 9pm $10 includes one meal.  Please RSVP
(usually recurs every other month on the third Saturday)

**Come and catch up on any projects.  

Wednesday March 25th-Sunday March 29th VCBC Scrapbooking Retreat in Lansing Iowa

** I would love to have you join me for a a fun and fabulous retreat!  Come one day of come for them all.  It's a great place to renew your energy and catch up on any scrapbooking or other projects! it's not just for scrapbooking anymore!  Tell them Diane sent ya!!

April Events

Tuesday April 7th Shoebox Cards 7:00 pm

Tuesday April 14th Hostess Club/ WOTG doors open at 5:00 pm Featuring Brushed.
**Tami is the Hostess

May Events

Tuesday May 5th Shoebox Cards 7:00 pm

Tuesday May 12th Hostess Club
** Lisa is the hostess

Saturday May 16 All Day Crop 9am-9pm $10 includes one meal Please RSVP

March Photo Opportunities

First flowers
Flying a kite
Rain gear
Four leaf clovers melting snow
Short sleeves
Lucking things
St pat’s activities
Beginning of sports seasons
A bird on a feeder

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Shoebox Card Night

Greetings everyone!  

Wow!!  What an Amazing Night!  Great projects!  Thanks everyone for coming and sharing! And Thanks Julie for bringing our Sugar Buzz (Peanut M&Ms)!!

So here are the creations from tonight!!

Anita Taught us how to do flower layers!!  Two large flowers and two spiky flowers for the middle.  Curl two large flowers up and two large flowers down, create a well, push and shove, curl the spiky flower two up and two down, create a well and glue together!  Turned out so lovely!!

The Flower makes the card Amazing!!

And this box is her own pattern made from a 6x12 sheet of thicker B&T paper.

This is my creation using the Brushed stamp set and A Thing Well Done.  Someone posted a card similar to this in one of the public forums and then it disappeared .. but I loved it so much that I tried my best to copy it.  Unfortunately not able to give credit where credit is due... but I love love love this amazing card!!  Butterflies cut with Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge!!

Here's second version

Dulce taught us to make a room card out of 4 circles. (that's my thumb holding it together before it unfolds.  Who knew!!  Loved making this clever card!!

Here it is open... and what fun to decorate.  Each room can have a different color and theme!

And here's a view from the top!  Love that when it's open, it's like a full circle!  What a great craft and it was relatively easy... fold in quarters, cut on one crease and then bend one quarter (not close to the slit in half again.  Make all four pieces look alike and glue three sides.  Pretty impressive!

Julie wowed us with her waterfall baby cards.  She gave us enough stuff for a girl card and a boy card!  I love the brads that pink and blue in the centers.  And she had off the pieces cut for us!  Crazy great!!  And lots of great tips... starting with gluing the "Y" on first and then gluing the "Y" to the strip for easy pulling... 

 Close up of the baby boy card

 Close up of the baby girl card

Kathy dazzled us with a quick lesson in colored pencils.  What a bright and fun card for Easter.  Love the sweet Spring brads too!!  Hoping that Spring will arrive soon!!

Melani taught us how to turn water color splashes into Easter chicks!  We first splashed some water color spots on the paper and when they dried, we free handed the circle around them, then drew two eyes, wherever we wanted then added a triangle near the eyes for a beak and added a splash of orange color to the beak. next we drew the legs and feet. Then we added tail feathers and wing (oops for my wings) and then a little swoosh of a line and some green paint for grass... quick and fun and unique!!

I learned tonight that Shannon is Irish!  So we made Saint Pat's cards!  Fun B&T paper and a great stamp with the blessing on the inside.  Love stamping the shamrocks and the embellishment of the clover.  Darling Fun Card!!

 Inside ... had to post this as it was just such a nice saying!!

It was a late night but so totally fun!! Our next Shoebox night will be Tuesday April 7th!!  We missed our Friend Lori who is recovering from knee surgery... (She'll probably be running circles around us next month!!)  And maybe even Roxxy will join us next time!!

Again, thanks everyone for coming and sharing your talents and supplies and I hope you all had a great night!!  See ya next month!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

What fun!! I received a RAK today!!

What a fun mail day today!  Thanks to Tammy Lubick!!

What's a RAK you ask... 

It's a Random Act of Kardness!! It's a great way to make someone's day just like it did mine!  Thanks Tammy for the lovely card!!  

Up for the challenge?? send a RAK each month ... for no reason... just to reach out to someone!! 

This lovely card features Heartstrings paper, and February SOTM!!  

It's so pretty!  and the bling totally makes it!!