Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Close To My Heart We Appreciate You

Hi Friends! For the next two weeks I'm going to be sharing a set of cards I created using the Wishes Idea Book. I wanted to show how easy it is to use the CTMH How To books and how quick you can make up several different cards. I'll share a little about my planning process in this post to hopefully help those of you that love to create but tell me you just don't know how to start. I have a secret for you though. Everyone starts with an idea sparked from something they've seen. I don't know anyone that just sits down and comes up with something totally original. Whether it's a sketch, a color scheme, a design or pattern, everything becomes inspiration for you to draw from when you sit down to create.

Today let me show you how to start with a sketch from CTMH's How To Book Wishes. I chose Wishes to work with and then I chose my paper. Stella is a new collection from CTMH and I've absolutely fallen in love with the colors and patterns so that is the one I chose. Each paper collection from CTMH will list the colors that match that collection so they take all the work out of creating a color scheme. Cocoa, Sunset, Lagoon, and Olive all match the papers exactly so I pulled those Ink pads. I then chose a stamp set.

Now that I have all my supplies ready I'm ready to start creating. You could go many directions from here. You could choose a card design and work from there or I decided to work from the stamp set and then find a card design.

I took my Colonial White paper and my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and cut several of the shapes that coordinate with the stamps. The stamps tell me what size to cut each shape. Then I stamped the coordinating images with the different color of ink pads that are in my color scheme.

Now that I had all my images ready I opened up my Wishes How To Book and started looking for sketches that my images would look good with. Once you find the sketch the How To Book will tell you how many different colors or patterns of paper you need and the sizes to cut them. I chose the Right Away sketch found on pg 84.

This is a very simple sketch where I chose one color to cut my card from and then I needed another color for the strip. How simple is that? Then I have my sentiment. Of course you want to embellish to really give your card some wow factor. I love to ink and distress so I inked everything with my cocoa ink pad and then added some embellishments.

Join me over the next few days to see the other cards I created using all these same supplies and techniques. I had six cards designed and created in just a few hours with the help of CTMH's How To Books and coordinating products. CTMH really does make creating simpler, easier, faster!

CTMH Wishes How To Book  while supplies last
CTMH Stella paper pack
CTMH Thoughtful Tidings stamp set
CTMH Cocoa Ink Pad
CTMH Pearl Gems
CTMH Pins from Bling Assortment
CTMH cricut Art Philosophy collection

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It's super simple just go to my CTMH website and at the bottom of the page it says Join my gathering. Click on Tina's gathering and it will take you directly to the shopping area. Be sure to add your Wishes How To book and any other How to books before they're SOLD OUT.

 I'll draw a name from all the orders to choose $25 in CTMH product. All orders you place will ship to you immediately.

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This is the last week to get $100 FREE CTMH product or the Art Philosophy Collection. Don't miss out!!

When you Join My Team as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant in MARCH you will get the fabulous Art Philosophy Cricut Collection for FREE!!! Don't worry if you already have it you can choose $100 in Close To My Heart Products for FREE instead. 

Look at everything you'll be getting for just $99. 
 Over $400 in product for just $99!!  Everyhing you need to get started earning money and creating wonderful paper crafts. 

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Here are just a few fabulous projects made with the Art Philosophy cartridge!
Aren't they fabulous?

 Did you know all my team members have the opportunity to get an additional $200 in CTMH products by reaching the "Straight to the Top". Close to my Heart rewards new consultants who achieve these goals with $100 in Select Product Credit so you can get even more FREE products.

 As an added bonus all my new Team members that join in March will get another $100 in CTMH products from ME when they reach Level 1 &; Level 2 of the Straight to the Top!!! Just an added bonus for joining my team.

For more details on becoming a CTMH Independent Consultant and to check out the New Consultant Kit you'd receive, visit my JOIN CTMH page. You can also email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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I look forward to working with you at achieving your DREAMS!

Tina Gale

1 comment:

PinkE said...

I want this cartridge soooo bad! It's just not in my budge yet, but I love the fact it's from CTMH too! Thanks for posting this!

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