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, February 29, 2012

Get your own Cricut Art Philosophy (or $100 product credit) FREE


Can you BELIEVE THIS!!!!!  OMG I am so excited for you all to join my team TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not only will you be getting the amazing New Consultant kit with over tons of products (sample kit show here):  
Now you'll also get your choice of the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge OR $100 in Select Product Credit to use to buy your own beloved CTMH Products.  Don't let this offer get away from you.  Act fast, I look forward to welcoming you to our team!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sign Up today! 
All this can be yours free!  A retail value of $99!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Leap Year Deal....


As Leap Year only comes once every four years, make this year's count!  With any orders of $29 or more placed through me on February 28th & 29th I will send you your choice of an A-size stamp set or your choice of a colored ink pad!  To get yours just place your qualifying order via ctmh.com/heatherplotzke or by emailing it to me at hrkinney@hotmail.com and then drop me an email with your FREEBIE choice!  Hurry though this offer runs out as quick as the Leap Day disappears.
Sample A-size set
Exclusive Ink pads



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sophia's layout from DeLuz Housing Class

This is the page I designed for my 1st Class for DeLuz Housing last month.  We had a grand turnout and I think that all those that attended had a great time.  Looking forward to our next class at DeLuz housing March 21st.  Email me at hrkinney@hotmail.com to sign up:)

  I love my Reflections book to help design single pages.  Using my Cricut to cut the letters, and green corner embellishments.  I stamped the country on the B&T paper and also stamped the remainder of the title.  I also used my zip-strip from the paper to adorn the left side of the page; those little babies are my favorite, easy embellishment.



Saturday, February 25, 2012

A peak into my openhouses

Just wanted to show for all my long distance gals out there what you missed seeing at my Openhouse this month.  You all missed lots of fun games, good food and friends, and lots of great papercrafting!  Don't worry if you missed us this time, March 31st we will be co-hosting another on Camp Pendleton...details will follow!


Brandi Porter from Tastefully Simple thrilled us with her fab food!







Friday, February 24, 2012

Stunning Sonoma 6x6 mini album

I love this book, I mean LOVE it!  Kay Pekin, my sister consultant designed and showed us how to make it at her team weekend last month.  Its made with Sonoma papers, lots of new embellishments (loved the velvet rubons), and 6x6 Kraft cards.












Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lets see what crafts we can do with Studio J!

So yesterday I posted a Studio J layout that I did  using two different themes...today I wanted to show some things I did with the printed .jpgs that come with my membership. These are just a few things I've made with my images this time.  I've also made cards, jewelry, t-shirts and more!

 I made this heart basket using my cricut Art Philosophy and easily added my printed 3x3 image


This is one of my favorites as I love all things St Pats!    I spray painted empty bottles black. Printed my .jpg image and glued onto bottle quickly with Liquid Glass.  I glued on some ribbon and poof instant table decoration/gift!



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breaking Studio J into different page feel

So if you have ever wanted to use Studio J for just one page here is an example of how I used ONE LAYOUT to make totally separate looking pages.  Both pages were made using Sweetheart papers. Take a look and see if you can guess how I did it...then scroll down to see if you were right:
 Any guesses yet?  So using Sweetheart papers I designed the page on the right by changing the papers to shades of green.  On the left hand page I ADDED journalling blocks OVERTOP of the green papers, then dragged in different B&T papers into those boxes.  Since you are adding them as your own and hiding what's underneath you can make those papers what ever color you want them to be:)  On this example on the left I added four separate journal boxes. 1 ea for the red plaid pcs, 1 for the multi-flowered paper, and finally 1 for the polka dot paper.  It really was pretty simple.

For the clovers, I used 4 stitched hearts rotated with a big brad for the center.  I then highlighted all 5 items (while holding down the shift key) and copied/pasted multiple times. At the bottom while the sets were still completely highlighted I resized them smaller.

You'll also note that I turned all the photo wells into text boxes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Typeset layout

I love how you can create depth and texture so easily with Studio J.  Notice all the places where I have layered My Stickease and buttons to give this layout that depth.

Reminder: February is the perfect time to get stared using Studio J.  When you prepay for 5 layouts, you'll get an additional 5 prepaid layouts FREE!  Click Here to get started!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Studio J Art gallery how to's

If you'd like step by step directions to make the layout below AND several others follow the attached link to our Close To My Heart Studio J art gallery.

 February is a great month to get started with Studio J because of the Five FREE for February sale, which is where when you purchase a Five Pack gift card to Studio J, you'll receive an additional FIVE PACK FREE! in February only.  To purchase yours today head to my website ctmh.com/heatherplotzke and order now.  Or send me an email to start your order.  Remember Five packs count towards hostess rewards!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Oh no its back...the scrappin' bug (hehe)

So it's midnight and Ive been bittin' once again and taken with the scrappin' bug.  Its after midnight and I'm uncontrollably STUDIO J scrapping.  For once I'd love to share my contagious behavior stop by my site to join me tonight.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spring is in the air on CTMH TV

Spring is in the air on CTMH TV

For your convenience I have made a page tab at the top of my blog for you to see a full listing of CTMH TV how to videos!  Watch the videos, learn some fun techiniques...and if you really like the projects a complete supply list is a click away:)

Check out this new Studio J technique

This is a layout I made at Leadershare in October but never got around to sharing with you all.  See on the right hand page how ONE photo takes up SIX photo wells.  This is a favorite technique of mine.  What you do is drag the same photo into each of the wells that you want the photo to be a part of, in this case six of them.  Blow up the photo size and grab onto the big hand over the photo and drag them until they align.  This is super easy because the other wells will shadow the one you're dragging making this a snap!  I always enlarge  my whole viewing screen up a little to also help with lining it up straight.  I use this a lot when I have a 4 x 6 photo  that I don't want to crop and the layout I've chosen has two side by side 4 x 3 wells, etc.

Another tip I used with this was in the left hand corner I changed the colors of the MyStickease, by placing Vellum journalling block over top two of the Stickers.  The rest of the stickers I layer on top of the journal block.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February's Love Your Layout how to video

I am in total LOVE with Stella papers, to make your own Studio J Stella layout, check out this quick how to video....remember the video is meant to be a tool, take the tips you want from it and make your layout your own OR make it exactly the same....totally up to you!  Happy Studio J-ing!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

This wreath and layout were made using Sweetheart paper packs, REMEMBER you can still use the adorable papers on Studio J.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dyno-mite

To get make your stamp go farther, check out this quick video that shows how to see beyond the obvious usage.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Perfect Saturday night....

I love chillin' on the couch watchin' my DVR backlog AND scrapbooking Studio J style....pretty perfect way to spend a Saturday night!
ps: in love with "Love Bird" Studio papers. 

 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Want to regularly get 22% OFF all your orders!?!

I know you want to receive 22% OFF all your orders starting now, I know you do! Its going to feel like you've been given the magic scrapbook-shopping pass code. It's as easy as a click away when you join my team Stampologist Society at Close To My Heart!  For just $99 you're going to get ALL the amazing items pictured below AND you'll start earning your 22% commission with your first order.  POOF, its that simple so why wait, join us today.  It will only take 5 minutes to sign up  at ctmh.com/heatherplotzke and start saving now.

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New Consultant Kit contents:
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
  • "You Are Welcome Here" Recruiting Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
  • "The Rewards Come Now" Hostess Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Brochures (W111, qty. 5)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122, qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
  • Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W470)
  • Spring/Summer 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1113, 48 – 6" Square Samples)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
  • My Acrylix® Sweet Thanks Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2022, qty. 5)
  • My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
  • Double Scrubber (Z1163)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)
  • My Creations® Collage Cubes (Z1737)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Stella Kit (G1032)
  • Stella Complements Canvas Shapes (X7147C)
  • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards (Z1738)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z1104)
  • Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2114)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Acrylix® Urban Alphabet Stamp Set (D1507)
  • My Acrylix® Just for You Stamp Set (B1398)
  • 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
  • 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Something that I wanted to share from the heart

You absolutely must see this video. It is taken from a British series where a guy called Gareth Malone takes a group of people and turns them into a choir. This time he's taken a group of military wives whose husbands are all away in Afghanistan and turned them into a choir. Gareth looks about 16yrs old but is actually in his mid-30s and a Choir master for the London Symphony Orchestra, among other things. They wrote a song based on excerpts from letters written by the couples whilst apart and this is the beautiful result.
The single is out in the UK on Monday and thousands have been pre-ordered and all the money raised is going to military charities.
Enjoy!


(I had this sent to me sweetly by my boss today, and really wanted to share)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Five for Free in February!

Five for Free


Buy a Studio J
® 5-pack, get one 5-pack free!

Save over 60% off retail!

DOUBLE YOUR LAYOUTS with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack (SJ5P) you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping! Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal!

Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that’s 10 scrapbook pages!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album. Each 5-pack can be redeemed for up to:

• 5 two-page layouts

• 5 Memory Protectors
®

• Free shipping and handling

Whether you’re looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!


Offer valid February 1–29, 2012. Unredeemed 5-pack codes have no cash value and may not be applied toward any other product purchase. 5-packs are redeemable only once. If the user orders fewer than 5 two-page layouts on a single 5-pack code, remaining layouts are forfeited. See StudioJ.com for full terms and conditions. Tax may apply.

Monday, February 6, 2012

REMINDER Free Open House February 7th!


Close To My Heart Scrappin’ Bash
FREE * Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Kick-Off

6:30pm-9:00pm, February 7th
at Oceanside Community Church 107 South Clementine Street, Oceanside, CA

Come out and join in on the fun with me, Heather Plotzke – Scrap and Stampologist, while I showcase Close To My Heart’s latest Scrapbooking Must Haves!

Also joining us once again will be Brandi Porter, who will be thrilling your tastebuds with the best that Tastefully Simple has to offer.

This open house is FREE and open to everyone, so please invite all your friends.  They won’t want to miss out on all the fun.

Along with inspirational art, fabulous food, and fun with friends we will be playing for some prizes in order to raise some funding for Operation Smile.

RSVP to 760-712-7033  OR  hrkinney@hotmail.com

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CROPPING TIME --- Wahoooooooo

I'm so excited, I am going on a 3 day cropping weekend with some of my CTMH Sisters! at a brand-new retreat in Fallbrook, CA The Rabbit Hill Ranch owned by a CTMH Sister Tasha Valdez.

I can't wait to go, and am packing everything AND the kitchen sink for our weekend.   I've been on these kinds of weekends before so this past week I have been Prepping which pictures with what papers, and with which layout designs so I will be able to cram through tons and tons of COMPLETED layouts!

Watch for weekend photos, and tons of new samples coming your way right here!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Groundhogs Day!

Okay, so anyone that knows me, I mean really knows me, knows I like to celebrate any and all holidays and events of all shapes and sizes.  I believe that we each should live life daily as if its our last AND that we should celebrate everything under the sun.  I have passed that on to my children (hopefully)!

My daughter just made me go out and get her a "special brown Groundhog's Day" shirt for school.  So in order to help her celebrate I just made these cute cards...see Elemental papers really do go with everything!


Remember to have a GREAT DAY, and feel free to make up your own holiday...its a totally liberating feeling!

Stuff Crafters say video - super funny!

So I saw this You Tube Video posted on Fabulously Artsy's blog today, and had to share it.  SO FUNNY and sadly sometimes SO TRUE~

Craft on friends!