Album Sale - We've Got You Covered

Album Sale - We've Got You Covered
Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*! These albums are while supplies last...so DON'T WAIT! heatherplotzke.ctmh.com You could also receive an album FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant this month! Learn more about becoming a Consultant. *Discount applied in cart; album selections subject to availability.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hurry time is running out to get this super cute stamp set

It's your last day to buy this super super cute stamp set!!!!! It can be yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase today (or for $17.95). Hurry its only available through the end of today!!!!!!! Don't miss out. heatherplotzke.ctmh.com



Friday, March 28, 2014

Come Craft With Me

Upcoming Dates for 2014 - 2015
  • 4/17 Free open crop
  • 4/26 POWAY SPRING FLING EVENT: 12:30 – 5 p Openhouse style make-n-take (pay for only the projects you choose to make)
  • May workshop is an amazing kit only – no in classroom date
  • 6/19
  • 7/17
  • 8/21
  • 9/18
  • 10/16
  • 11/20
  • skipping Dec -- too close to Christmas :)
  • 01/15/15

 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Floating Your Fancy

What a great wedding or baby gift!!!!!  OMG!!!! I can't wait to make a few of these, I already have a few people in mind for them...no I can't tell you it would ruin the surprise!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lollydoodle To Do Set

Look at this super fun Lollydoodle project I made.  The project was designed by Gail Vought, a CTMH sister of mine.  The daily to do tablet came from Michaels.

To give the otherwise flat flowers that element of dimension I used a fat ended dry embossing stylist and rubbed on the back side in a circular motion while on a thick padded surface (fun foam/mouse pad works perfect).


Monday, March 17, 2014

Leap into Luck - Leprechaun Shoes

It's my absolute favorite day of the year!!!!  May the Luck of the Irish be with you always!

In honor of my favorite day I wanted to share one of my favorite things I've made lately. 
I love how easy CTMH's glitter paper is to work with.  I just trace the shape on the back with pencil, which is plain and flat.  I also recommending NOT using your good scrapping scissors for glitter paper.  I usually use my household junk drawer scissors, you know the ones I mean lol.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rocking Leprechaun Hat

I wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy St Patrick's Day!!!!

 Here is a picture of a project I made this year covering wood cut outs (from Wood Creations),with CTMH papers including our brown glitter paper for the base and trim; next painting the edges with acrylic paints.  I added some sparkle with CTMH's Babycake embellishments on the base and on the top hat.

St Patrick's Day Card

Look at the beautiful stamped card I got from CTMH Sister Joanne Walton.  I LOVE, love, LOVE how the clean lines of this card speaks volumes to me...and its screaming CLASSY!  Thanks, Joanne.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Husband manuevers - when it comes to our stash

Okay so who is coming over to my house tomorrow to distract my husband, while I stalk the Fed Ex driver AND then open my boxes and pull out my new stash?!?!? Hmmm, volunteers???? Anyone, anyone??? I don't even need to put it away because he really won't know the difference I just need to get it out of the boxes and get rid of the evidence.

Am I alone here, I want to hear from all my crafting crazy buddies who else does this!?!?! Anyone else ever leave a stamp set dirty so it looks used? SHARE YOUR STORIES AND IDEAS HERE!

To increase your stash and test your theory click here to go to heatherplotzke.ctmh.com for some retail therapy experimentation! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fab Frames

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This video is going to show you how to make the cutest home decor frames ever AND oh did I mention how rocking easy and inexpensive they are to make....no missed that part did I well they are BOTH those things.  Sooooo Watch the video and then head over to heatherplotzke.ctmh.com to pickup you supplies today.


The CTMH Pennant Frame is only $8.95 at my website. It is easy to cover with paper, paint, and ink direct (meaning it can be stamped directly on as is).

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Easy repurposing - fun gift pail idea

I bought this super cute pail from the dollar bin at Target, and the quickly decorated the pail with CTMH's dimensional elements and accessories with foam tape.  I hand-cut a die cut shape of a shovel from B&T papers and then spelled out and stamped my message. For some added fun, inside my pail were some rainbow sour patch candy worms.

DIE CUT TIP: The easiest way to find the a specific shape like my shovel is to Google "free shovel template image" or whatever the image name you are after is in your search line.  Usually a large variety of choices will quickly become available for you to choose from

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scrapbook layout? OR TWO calendar pages???? Why can't it be both!!!



15 minutes to complete this CTMH Studio J Express Collection Layout!
Here is a favorite "Photos" of my Mom's Calendar this year.  The Studio J layout page on the left is January's photo.  The page on the right is September's photo.  For me, this is a layout in my 2013 scrapbook!  Win, win situation all around because I only had to scrap these pictures once in Studio J and when it came time to order I just ordered extra copies.  Super easy, remember one layout equals two months and just glue to CTMH's inexpensive but good quality blank monthly calendar.
  
REMEMBER ALL MARCH LONG -- STUDIO J LAYOUTS ARE JUST $5 EACH!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Stamp of the Month - Happy Place


Happy Place is March's super fun Stamp of the Month set.  I am in Love.  I wish we would have had it last month with the Russian Olympics and all the nesting dolls.  I can't wait to get mine.

Here are a few samples for you.  Hurry, you can only get this during MARCH 2014!!!!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Studio J Layout - 1st seeing snow

It is so easy using Studio J's Express Collection.  This was a DROP & DRAG in my photos layout.  The title and decoration/design work was already done for me.  All I had to do was add the kids pictures!  It took about 10 minutes. 

One fun tip was that on the left page I used the same picture in 2 boxes side by side; enlarged them to 200%, and then aligned them correctly (so Avery's legs matched up lol) and it made for a great effect I think.  I also changed the journalling boxes on the right page into a photo well too because I journalled a lot on the next page.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Project Inspiration: Transform Your Stamps

Stamping in your layouts a great way to dress up your layouts and express your theme for not only an amazing look but an affordable alternative.  This quick video is going to show you how to reuse and create a variety of projects with the SAME set!  Check it out and then pop over to my site heatherplotzke.ctmh.com to pick up this set OR your favorite set off your wish list today!