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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Out of town not out of touch!

Out of town but still in touch!
I am out of town but still in touch! Yesterday, was crazy and had me laughing to myself by the end of the evening. I took a flight out of Seattle around 11am arrived in Denver at 2:30pm with a connection at 3:45pm. To my dismay were where of course delayed from 3:50pm to 4:50pm. When I arrived at the gate the announcer told us rather then flying straight to Orlando. We needed to "stop for gas in Tulsa." Can you believe it gas in Tulsa - I thought do they not have gas in Denver? I was angry at first, but when I arrived in Tulsa I realized it was a bite funny - I figure gas is cheaper in Tulsa :) Let me tell you there was nothing going on at the Tulsa airport. Nothing!!! So we all chipped in $20.00 bucks to gas the plane and be on are way to Orlando. (sarcasms I arrived in Orlando at 12:30am starving - me the food planner did not plan on a stop in Tulsa. I had South Beach 100 calorie bars - not enough to hold be over.I get to Orlando, find my shuttle. I get in the shuttle around 1am the driver is cranking the Techno music - if I had a glow stick it would have been a rave. He has no idea where the hotels are so - he is driving down the highway at 60 looking at a map - I could only think I don't care where you drop me as long as we make it in one piece. The hotel is fabulous. I got lost just trying to find the check in. I got a key to a room that I hope had my roommates in it - 1 I have met and 2 I have not. I arrive in the room and hope that in the morning when I wake they recognize me as the correct roomie.So far, the convention has been wonderful. I am excited to learn I am receiving an award and have no idea what for. We have learned alot. I am have met so many people that share my passion and love for scrapbooking. I hope to give you regular updates this week.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Some Artwork - Finally!

More swapping cards for Orlando. If you missed the open scrap and card organizer workshop - remember you can get the kit for $25.00 email me for details. Two days and counting!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Simple Gifts!

You can create your own purse or gift bag with a 12x12 piece of paper and some patterned paper for decorations. Take a 12x12 piece of paper and score vertically in 2" in on the right and left side. Then take the 12x12 piece of paper and score horizontally 5" from top and bottom. Then fold all edges in. Cut the center smallest square on the right and left side both lines to the 2" line this will be a support piece on the inside of the purse. I then use hot glue. Add two 1" pieces 12x1 as the handles. I decorate with patterned paper, ribbon, and decorate small gifts to add inside.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nursery Bash

Still coloring! Just playing with my new stamp set Nursery Bash and coloring with my CTMH markersbarn red and sunny yellow. I used liquid glass to shine the nose and the spots. This week is about finding inspiration and summer. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I am Playing this week!

This week I am taking the week to create cards to swap at the Orlando CTMH convention! I am excited to just play with my CTMH products. I also plan on enjoying the sun! This is Nursery Bash and I used Blush to color, I added liquid glass on the noses to appear wet and I added liquid applique to make the frosting look white. I hope to post lots of artwork this week so stay tuned.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Life's a Jungle

The July Stamp of the month is too cute! One of my favorites yet. This is one card we will be making at gatherings in July! So book a gathering or workshop in July and learn how to make this card or place an order and receive this stamp set at a discount!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This summer party it up!


Surprise someone special with a Birthday Party or have a party to celebrate your birthday. Work on cards or a scrapbook page of your choice.
At this party you will learn the basics of scrapbooking or cardmaking with Close To My Heart —from choosing your first project to all about the scrapbooking products that Close To My Heart has to offer. Serve birthday cake and I will provide some gifts to make the party FUN! Earn hostess rewards and enjoy a night with the girls.

Do you love all things chocolate??? Then a chocoholic party is just for you. Work on cards or a scrapbook page of your choice featuring a chocolate base of color.
We will learn the basics of scrapbooking or cardmaking with Close To My Heart products. Serve everything dipped in chocolate and I will reward anyone wearing brown. Earn hostess rewards and enjoy a night of pure chocolate delight.

Do you long to be beyond the white picket fence? Then Escape as a Desperate Housewife into a world of cards and scrapbooking while enjoying a glass of wine and some dessert. Serve a glass of wine and a piece of cheesecake as we escape into a world without children and husbands. Enjoy a night out and anyone who brings a friend (or a gardener) will win a prize. Earn hostess rewards and enjoy a night of relaxation.

Dream white sand and waves crashing? Have a luau to celebrate all things tropical. Work on a vacation layout or beach themed cards. Serve pineapple upside down cake, tropical fruits, and Margaritas. Encourage guests to dress in their favorite Hawaiian attire and win a prize. We will use local lingo like Ma halo or Aloha while discovering Close To My Heart product. Take a vacation and earn hostess rewards you deserve it.

Do you have a pair of PJ's you would live in if you could? Have a PJ’s and popcorn party. Work on cards or a scrapbook page of your choice. Encourage your guest to wear their favorite PJ”S and slippers to win a prize. Serve popcorn, chips, and candy. Enjoy learning new cardmaking and scrapbooking techniques all from the comforts of your home. Earn hostess rewards and a good nights rest.

Long to learn how to spice up your cards or scrapbooks? Have a Mexican Fiesta and we will learn some (new technique card making and scrapbooking) using Close To My Heart products. Encourage your guests to dress in their brightest attire to win a prize. Serve Nachos, Burritos, Churros, and Margarita’s. So escape south of the border and earn hostess rewards.

Do you love sipping a cup of tea in the morning? Have a Tea Party to learn tips and tricks to fabulous cards and scrapbook pages. Encourage guests to wear the craziest hat and win a prize. Serve tea, scones, and cookies and earn hostess rewards.

Create your own theme! You decide all the aspects of your party and earn free hostess rewards.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Orlando Swap

So as you all know I am leaving for the CTMH Convention in about 23 days and I have been preparing cards to swap with other CTMH consultants. This is my first convention so I am really excited. I will be there from 7/29 - 8/3 and I am excited to come back with more knowledge to pass on to you! We will get to see all the new fall products yay! I am excited for the inspiration I know I will recieve by being with consultants that share the same passion as I do! Enjoy, the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sweet Treat

I have been wanting to make cards with cupcakes and ice creams, so the other day a friend and I went down to Olympia to a Little Piece of Heaven and I bought some items to make cards. Feeling guilt for having to much stuff - I made myself come home and create cards! Most of these were made without CTMH stuff. I did however you CTMH stamps. Creating these were easy because I just mounted the bases and stamped a saying. This in turn inspired me to get about 25 cards ready to swap in Orlando. For the last few weeks I have been working on my CTMH contest entry so I was glad to do cards! Enjoy! Remember, if you are bored tomorrow stop by my house for card club at 2:00pm.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Be Inspired July 2008

Be Inspired Everyday!

D1285 Life's a Jungle(Set of 14) $22.95 US/ $25.50 CANA trip to the zoo or a good sense of humor will have you reaching for this perfectly playful set of animals and phrases over and over. Available July 1-31, 2008 only.Blocks: 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2½" × 2½" (Y1004), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month at a great discount or FREE! Click here to find out how!

This is a gotta have it set! Check out my website or blog for ideas on how to use this set.

Sunday July 6th Card Club 2:00pm - join the club and get 24 cards made in 2 hours. Cost is $12.00 and includes all supplies. Bring your own adhesive and cutter. RSVP today. Get the kit mailed to you for $15.00

Tuesday July 8th Mom's Card Club - join the club and get the 24 cards made in 2 hours. cost is $12.00 and includes all supplies. Bring your own adhesice and cutter. RSVP today! Get the kit mailed to you for $15.00
Saturday July 26st Card Organizer and Christmas in JULYat 12:00pm - Card Organizer and file folder cost is $20.00 must RSVP by 7/15/08 Christmas in July is here! Free projects, food and open crop time. Starts at 1:00pm only 8 spots available RSVP today.
Tuesday July 22nd Mom's Scrapbook Club at 10:00am - join the club and get 8 pages done in less then 2 hours! Plus bring your kids to play! This month featured paper packet of your choice! Cost is $25.00 you must RSVP by 7/15/08 to ensure your paper is here! Can't make it you can join the club and I will cut and provide directions and deliver to you!

Friday July 25th Mom's Scrapbook Club at 7pm- join the club and get 8 pages done in less then 2 hours! Plus bring your kids to play! This month featured paper packet is Blue ribbon! Cost is $25.00 you must RSVP by 7/15/08 to ensure your paper is here! Can't make it you can join the club and I will cut and provide directions and deliver to you!


Save up to $50.00 when you join as a CTMH Consultant
Join as a consultant at my website and click your oppurtunties and I will send you a check for $50.00 to pay for shipping of the starting kit. That is over $400.00 in products for a $135.00. Being a CTMH consultant is a great way to earn income and meet new people and the discounted product is great too! Available for 2 people only this month. Join the Inspiring Hearts and learn new techniques, get discounted products and make new friends! Accepting both hobbyists and Business Builders!
Offer Expires: July 31st 2008
Remember to RSVP by deadlines to ensure your spot! Charla LangClose To My Heart

Charla Lang
Your Close To My Heart Consultant
Be Inspired Everyday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Creative Space!

Welcome to my creative space! This is where my artwork happens! I am also excited to let you know I am creating a second room for you - my customers, friends and teammates in a spare room for all my workshops! So vote what you want to see for a CTMH color palette. Vote regardless of if you will ever come to my house!

Artwork from Ikea

The Doors leading in notice the word Create! (Thanks, Dana I finally put it up)

This sits right next to me for easy access to my stamps, current projects, cards, embellishments and other goodies. I organize my stamp sets by the color on the front.

This is where the magic happens!

The is my ink, markers, blocks and glitter!

Behind me I store on another shelf all my ribbons, buttons and Cricut.

This is the full picture of what is behind me! I store my paper in two cases one is cardstock the other is patterned paper. I also store my catalogs, idea books, projects stuff, and hostess purses for party bookings. Right above the bookshelf my husband has 180 gallon fish tank that you can see the living room through.
Look for the survey on what the next room will look like. I believe that I am able to accomplish so much because of my room and the set up. It is truly my creative space and I love being in it. Remember no matter how big or small create your own space and get inspired!!!