Through the Year -- Calendar Set

Through the Year -- Calendar Set
As 2017 comes to a close, you can be ready for 2018 by creating a beautiful photo calendar. The Through the Year calendar kit includes everything you need to create a 12-month photo calendar for the year ahead. Save 20% on this exclusive bundle of products, that includes custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, papers, and a blank calendar. The November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes an excellent companion to this project, too. If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, never fear — you can get a calendar kit that includes this set! Get this exclusive calendar kit FREE this month when you sign up to become a Consultant in December or when you host a qualifying party.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day for August SOTM and FREE Typeset stamp

Today is the last day to get our super sexy wicked witch set for just $5 (with qualifying order)
 AND remember this month you get a FREE Alphabet set when you purchase our SOTM set.  The alphabet is PERFECT for using on cards.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Love Your Layout August 2011B

In this episode of Love Your Layout, use Studio J® to capture your summer vacation memories in a snap!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Try changing paper colors in Studio J

I love this Sweetheart Layout.  Yup you heard me right this is Sweetheart papers.  I just 100% changed the colors of the patterned papers easily in Studio J to match my photos better!  When I got this home from the FED EX man I added real sparkles to the 4 tabs, along with our metal Bliss butterflies...LOVE IT!

If you're wondering, these pictures are from my trip to Japan last November, that's why I got to be in so many photos, after not seeing me for 5 months Gordon wanted to take lots of pictures. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cricut classes - pumped up

So I'm going to a Cricut class Friday night at my friend, Dawn Heuft's to learn a lot more about our new Art Philosophy cartridge!  I am super excited!  I own the cartridge and am loving it, and just ordered my own Expression 2....so thanks to Dawn I'll be learning some fun new tips to pass on to everyone!

I'm also excited that I just got word the Close To My Heart has just added THREE new training academy classes for the Cricut...so I will be super educated and ready to "show you how" with this super new product!  Yeah!!!!!

All this for $99 dollars!  And don't forget now through 9/30/11 you'll receive our 2 special stamp sets free with this or any other $75 order or more.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whatcha going to do with 1st day of school photos?

So as tomorrow starts with me pushing kids out the door to school (well my daughter has been ready for 2 months to go back--pushing boys out the door is more accurate) I've been thinking about how I'm going to scrap all the pictures I'll be taking tomorrow...and we all know we will be taking LOTS!  I plan on using Typset (featured below from our CTMH Corporate Art Dept geniuses).  How will you be scrapping 1st day photos?????  Leave me comments I can't wait to hear from you...and if you are in need of some inspiration my Workshop 9/12 will be using TYPESET papers that would look GREAT with school photos! 

Last day to register  is 9/02 for September's class...we will be having a ton of fun this month!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gift frames

So want to make a super easily personalized gift for any occasion.  Wood frames of any shapes/sizes are super fun and quick to make.  The frames below were bought for $1.00/ea in the craft department, a lot of times in the kids craft section.
This frame was decorated for a friends' team convention gifts.  I applied glue (decoupage) direct to the picture frame and then put the pre-sized paper down on top smoothing out all the wrinkles and air bubbles at this point.  After it was dry I went back with a razor blade and slice out the center hole.    I then dry brushed the edges of frame, including distressing edge of paper and paper cut outs with black acrylic paint.
This frame was painted with CTMH Create a Shade paint and then once dried I went back with a black distressing tool and sponged hollyhock ink directly on to the frame.  I used liquid glass to glue down embellishments and buttons.  And you gotta love my Sophia dressed Sticky Boys!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Your Digital Pages: Digital Disney Layouts

Your Digital Pages: Digital Disney Layouts: Heather Plotzke

So follow this link to Michelle Nest's Studio J blog, to see some super cute pictures of my kiddos at Mickey's!  Feeling pretty proud to get published on other consultant's blog! Michelle's blog is a pretty cool place for Studio J Lovers as well as anyone looking for layout inspiration.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy


This video goes along way to show you what you get in our amazing Art Philosophy set!  The set can be yours now by clicking on my shopping cart at the top right of the screen...As a bonus between now and Sept. 30, 2011 when you spend $75 dollars or more don't forget you are getting that super cute Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set ($37 value) free!  If you add on the stamp of the month set for $5 (through July 31st), you're also getting the FREE Typeset Alphabet perfect for cards.  (scroll down a few posts ago to see the samples/stamp images).
All in all so for $104 (before shipping/tax) you are getting $170 retail value; what a STEAL!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cricut Tip

So here is a SUPER COOL Cricut tip I got from Kay Pekin over the weekend:

When you cut out really detailed cutouts, like lace patterns, etc and you are left with all those itty bitty trimmings on your mat that you normally have to scrape off with your little tool....TRY THIS instead:  Use a Lint brush roller and they are POOF-BEGONE!

I am loving our Cricut Art Philosophy!!!!








Sunday, August 14, 2011

NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH SPECIAL


Spend $75 dollars this month with me on Close To My Heart Products and you are going to get TWO stamp sets FREE, 8/13-9/30/11 To make this deal sweeter:  At $50 in purchases you qualify to buy the Stamp of the Month set for $5.  During August, you get when you purchase the stamp of the month (which is a Rockin' cute Witch set), you get a Typeset alphabet set FREE too....so for spending $80 or more you are getting an additional 3 set of stamps FREE (tax and shipping will apply, contact me for addtional details).  Also be watching for samples from my card swap on this double set!   Super cute ideas from myself and my talented team-mates!

August Stamp Of the Month Samples!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Roxie Layout 10 Reasons I Love You

While at convention I made this super cute layout during our create and take classes.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Roxie paper packs.  It is so right in style with the feminine rose papers and then POP throw in some zebra print!  By the time we added our new Rhinestone buttons and gem sticks from our BLING assortment I was in love.  The other thing that I really liked about this was the quick and easy, "10 things" pockets (only $3.95) and ready to glue right to your project.  It made the journalling easy, and because somewhat hidden more personal.  [the photos are of Dana Simone-Kurtz as she taught at Extravaganza, she was also my Rock-star roommie]



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Check out NEW PAGE TABS at top of the Blog

UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- like most major roadways, I want this Blog to be ever growing to meet your needs.


So I'm trying to create, update and Glitterize my Blog as quick as I can for you all to give you the best viewing experience with the most useful information.  Watch over the next few days for more changes, specifically to the tabs I'm inputting (or "under construction") at the top.


 FIRST UP:  The CTMH Events Calendar.  I will be posting all my new events, registration dates, etc here for your quick access.



Using your new Cricut Art Philosophy with WOTG sets


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Get Your Glitter On fun







 EVERYONE who came to celebrate the kickoff of the Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book THANKS SO MUCH.  I hope you had as much fun as we did having you there.


Anyone who missed us and are interested in getting your hands on a NEW book,et me know, and I will get your copy out to you!  Brandi from Tastefully Simple will also be thrilled to mail you a copy of her book as she starts her new business.


Thanks for the prizes Corina Mitchell at Scrapbookingink.com!  Everyone was super generous for Operation Smile to try and get your projects!
 Bonnie was so happy taking this flower card home, with no flowers to score paper for.
 Kim and Heather were busy making their shopping Wish lists
 Here's Brandi Porter, our Tastefully Simple Gal!  Thanks for all the tasty treats
Yummy Tastefully Simple...strawberry rhubarb spread was my favorite~
 Working hard on their CTMH crossword puzzles!
Camille was pretty happy to win a jumbo B&T paper sampler!  She is ready to make some cards now with her new Cricut Art Philosophy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's HERE!!!!! The New Idea Book will make you want to GET YOUR GLITTER ON!!

It's here I'm so excited that I can finally share all the hidden treasures with you....
  • Like how about Drastically lower prices on Stamp sets!!!!!!
  • Did I mention the brand new CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY bundle (including three coordinating stamp sets & three chipboard element sets
  • Let's see how about Background & Texture papers (you know the pretty papers) that are now cardstock weight just in time to be used with your Cricut
  • Get your Glitter on with Rhinestone buttons, stunning crystal brads, 4 colors of glitter gel
  • How about the new revised Stamp of the Month program where you can now get your stamp set for $5 with a $50 order (and don't forget in August get a FREE bonus stamp alphabet set included with that SOTM order).  You also will receive an online project instructions with each months' SOTM
To see all that and more, shoot me an email at hrkinney@hotmail.com to receive your FREE Idea Book today!  Can't wait for the mail carrier to arrive, go to heatherplotzke.myctmh.com and view the entire book online under the Products tab.