Friday, June 30, 2017

Card - Thanks

I made this card for a lovely lady that had several couples over for dinner Sunday night.  What a wonderful evening we had. 
 Thanks JulieAnne!

This card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Card - Anniversary

 This card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Card - Enjoy Your Adventure

 Today's cards  feature the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.  It's the same paper with the reverse sides showing.  The stamp is from the No Worries - Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1679).


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Card - Hello

You can never have enough generic cards.  Here is a card that would work for any occasion.  It features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Off to Convention!

 Well it's that time of year again... what time you ask?

 It's time for Close to My Heart's Annual Convention!

 I fly out tomorrow to beautiful Salt Lake City where
 "Close to My Heart" is headquartered.  This year we get to tour the Home Office!  I am so excited! 
 I've made over two hundred cards to swap with my CTMH  sisters. We usually have well over one thousand in attendance. 
 I will be attending Leadership Day again this year on Wednesday.  It is a day that is filled with tips and ideas for us business builders with teams. 
 On Thursday the fun begins!  There will be lots to learn, skits, games, creative times, door prizes, give aways and soooo much more.  We have a blast!  (Shhhh - don't tell my hubby!  He thinks it's all work!)  There are NEW products - stamp sets, papers, embellishments, etc..  Then we get our NEW CATALOG!  Oh my goodness, we can't put it down. Some consultants have even been know to sleep with it!  Have you ever done that?  I won't tell!

I'll keep you posted so be on the lookout for exciting new creations coming this way soon!

Want to join me next year?  Just click on the kit to the right and it will lead you to my website ( http://Sharon Esau.Close to My Heart .com) to Become a Consultant and you can sign up for a wonderful career or just to get your discount for your hobby. CTMH has something for everybody.  We've traveled to Washington DC, Dallas, Disney World and Disneyland - twice, Portland....don't you want to come too?  We'll here Saturday where we go next year!

I am celebrating my tenth year this year. I love my job! You won't ever regret working with this outstanding company!



Card - Best Wishes

Today's card features the "No Worries" paper packet from Close to My Heart and the "No Worries - Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1679).


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Honey Bee Treat Bag


In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “18” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to create a cute honey bee treat bag that would be great for a birthday party or general gift baggy.
 Featured Products X5778 Saffron Cardstock
  •  X5770 Glacier Cardstock
  •  X5785 Lemon Cardstock
  • 1386 Black Cardstock
  • 1385White Daisy Cardstock
  •  X5772Canary Cardstock
  •  X5777Juniper Cardstock
  • X5777 Fern Cardstock
  • X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  •  Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Friday, June 9, 2017

DIY Wall Hangings Featuring Dreamin' Big Paper Collection


 In this video, we show you how great the Dreamin’ Big collection is for creating everyday artwork that you can display with pride. If you want to recreate these pieces, here are the Cricut® shapes we used to create these pieces:

 8" x 10" “Hello” Framed Flowers
 Cricut® Flower Market Collection
 2" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
 2" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23) 
1 ¼" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23) 
1 ¼" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
 ¾" Flower-1 [d] (p. 23) ¾" Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
 1 ½" Shift + Background [D] (p. 23) 
3" Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3" Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3 ½" Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 3 ½" Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
 2 ½" Shift + Flower-2 [Daffodil] (p. 44) 
 11" x 8 ½" Explore Hanger D├ęcor Piece

 Cricut® Artistry Collection
 1 ½", 1" Shape [7] (cut2, p. 7)
 1 ½", 1" Layer [7] (cut2, p. 7) 

 Cricut® Arbooking Collection
 1 ¼", 1 ¾" Shift + Border [Football] (cut 4, p. 82)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Springtime Scrapbooking

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Springtime Scrapbooking

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with key 22 on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you how to personalize your layout with Cricut® cuts in fun shapes for spring.
 (Featured products)
  •  Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Packet
  •  1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  •  Z2853 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  •  Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
  •  Z3287 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
  •  Z3124 Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts
  •  Z3293 Shimmer Brush—Clear
  •  Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  •  Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection


Father's Day Shadowbox Frame Card

Here is the cute card we created for Father's Day. 
 You can hop on over to Splitcoaststampers to
 get the directions for making the card itself.
I've used the Close to My Heart "Jack Paper collection" along with the Jack Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.  I can think of several other designs using this shadowbox.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Hello!

In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with key 1 on our Cricut® Flower Market collection keypad. From paper flowers and wreaths to cute hanging planters and fun titles, the possibilities are endless!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Father's Day Cards

Once a month we have a "Use It Up Club".  At this class you may use any papers, stamp set or embellishment you have in your stash.  It's always fun to see what we make.  Enjoy these masculine cards for Father's day.  Yes, it's just a few days away already!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Kitchen Shapes

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “9” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you an adorable scrapbook page that’s perfect to pair with photos of making food in the kitchen. 

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

7 Live Beautiful Cards

Today I'm sharing some of the cards from 
May's Creative Card Class
 using the Live Beautiful paper packet from Close to My Heart that is available this month only with our National Scrapbooking Month Campaign .
These papers are truly beautiful
 and so easy to use for any type of card.

Sympathy Card

Thinking of You Card

Smile Card

Just Because Card

Any Occasion Card

You are Special Card

Happy Birthday Card

Remember that May 31st is the last day to order this Live Beautiful paper packet .  Just click on the shopping cart to your right and it will take you directly to my website for orders or call and I will gladly submit the order for you.

Happy Creating!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Vacation Scrapbooking Two Ways

Perfect for summer, check out this video to make a cute summer or vacation layout or mini album using the Cricut Flower Market Collection and key number 30.

Happy Creating!

Memorial Day Reflections

Today is Memorial Day! 
Today is a day to step back and remember all those who lost their lives so that we can enjoy freedom.  To each of them, their families and loved ones, we want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication.  We will never forget your ultimate sacrifice or your loss. God bless!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Little Dreamer Layout

Today I'm sharing the Little Dreamer Layout using 
the Little Dreamer Paper Packet and Compliments  from
 Close to my Heart .

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

Here are three very cute cards using the Little Dreamer paper pack from Close to My Heart!

Happy Creating!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

This month Close to My Heart is featuring the paper packet called "Little Dreamer".Here are a couple cards to share with you. 
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Live Beautifully Layout Kit

This is a must have kit for any scrapbooker!  It is so beautiful.  It is available this month only so be sure to order you set as soon as possible as it is our Scrapbooking Month Special this month, but only as supplies last.

This kit includes everything you need to complete 5 two page layouts.  Each layout only takes approximately 15 minutes to make.  Yes you heard me's that fast!

I'm presently working on three separate scrapbooks and have now completed three sets of these beautiful layouts.  They are even more beautiful in person.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month—Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog

The brand new Spring Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog is here! It is full of fabulous new products and  incredible artwork inspiration. You can get a free copy with your next on line order free by clicking the link to add it to your cart at checkout. You can also view it and download it here.

Operation Smile Awards

In early March I received a beautiful layout created by the CTMH art studio congratulating me as being a 2016 Close to My Heart Annual Award Winner of the Top Operation Smile Donators in the United States.  Then in March at CTMH's new Expressions 2 Book launch, I was recognized with two awards as the Top Operation Smile Donator for the first quarter of 2017 for our regional unit called the Connected Hearts, and also an award for going above and beyond in my support of Operation Smile.  I have now raised over $10,000 to help many children with facial deformaties get the surgeries they so desperately need.

Naomi Smith presenting my award

Thank you for the many donations and support in helping these children.  Together we can make a difference.

Operation Smile Auction

 On March 25th, we raised $$$  with the Operation Smile raffle at our Expressions 2 Book Release ! Thank you to all of the team members who generously donated their talents and gifts for this great cause! Operation Smile  received a $100,000 matching gift from the corporate donor, Nerd HQ. They've challenged us to to match these funds dollar for dollar so every $1 we donated turns into $2! The goal was to raise $480 so we could help 2 children instead of just 1. BUT....We were humbled and thrilled to announce that we FAR exceeded that goal and we raised $637.00!!!!!! So....this puts us at a level that they not only will help 5 children, but ALSO sponsor an operating table as well!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Enjoy some of the fabulous items we auctioned off that day.

There were several more items also.

Thanks everyone!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

One Day Flash Sale

One-Day Flash Sale Starts Friday, April 7

It’s that time again! CTMH is holding another one-day flash sale on my Consultant website starting Friday, April 7 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and ending at that same time on Saturday, April 8. This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.

Sale prices will only be available on orders placed through my Consultant website during this sale. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale  count towards Stamp of the Month. As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the promotions page on my Consultant website after the sale begins. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!

We’re excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on our products. We have seen a great response to our previous flash sales, which is why you have seen more of them cropping up from time to time—and you can expect to see more following this same pattern in the future!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Constant Campaign - Cut Above Layout Kits

April 2017 Constant Campaign

This month our innovative new Cut Above™ layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price! That’s an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy. Choose between two designs—Little One and Forever & Always—and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

New Consultants: Anyone who signs up in April will receive their choice of either the Little One or the Forever & Always Cut Above™ Layout Kit in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them!  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sugar Rush Cards

Love these cards made with the Sugar Rush papers and Thin Cuts.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Dreamin' Big Cards

Today I'm sharing the first and last cards here
 made with the "Close to My Heart" Dreaming Big papers, and a couple other cards made from my  CTMH friends.
  Hope you enjoy them!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hello Lovely Layouts

Want some quick and easy layouts to create?  

These layouts use the beautiful
 "Close to My Heart"
 Hello Lovely papers and Compliments.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sugar Rush Cards

Such sweet cards!

All Close to My Heart supplies.