Thursday, May 21, 2015

And then this happened!

On May 1st, Close to My Heart came to town!  I love Close to My Heart events.  They inspire and energize me AND I get to share CTMH with some of my closest friends who also happen to be my team members. 

Prior to the CTMH event, my upline, Naomi had a meeting.  Part of the meetings are rewards and I was the happy recipient of three awards...and I owe two of them to my team! 

First of all, the Evergreen Memories team placed second in team sales for the first quarter!  Way to go ladies. 



Second, my team grew by 8 members in the first quarter!  I love sharing this wonderful company and all the benefits with people!  I am so happy that 8 new people joined us!  Welcome to Lorene, Mary, Cat, Jen, Jennifer, Cheryl, Mindi, and Nicole. 


Finally, I got first place in the artwork contest.  Many consultants participated with absolutely beautiful artwork.  What an honor to be chosen. 

Here's the card I made for the contest. 


Aren't the awards Naomi made just gorgeous and multipurpose?  Yes, they are great inspiration for cards and they fit in the Picture My Life page protectors so my keepsakes are ready to safely store in my album.  Thanks again to my team for all the support!

Now if you want to join this fast growing, award winning, fun loving group, you are welcome here! 
For the most recent information on becoming a consultant, visit my website here.  If you have questions about other details, please feel free to contact me. 

Have a great day!
Michele

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seasonal Sampler: July USA

I am thrilled to share my July Seasonal Sampler with you.  I am a lover of the Americana style so I couldn't resist with this sampler.  I also just love the bicycle...it reminds me of the kids parade that we have locally where they decorate their bikes and ride through Main Street. 


What about a bit of "I Spy" game?  Can you see the Taste of Summer in this project? 



I will be having a local workshop to create this sampler on
  • June 5th, 9:30 a.m.
  • June 7th 7 p.m.
  • June 8th 7 p.m.

Or you can order this kit "to go."  This will be easy to create at home with the supplies pre-cut and stamped. 

Workshop Fee:  $15
Kit to Go:  $15 plus shipping if needed.

Order your kit by May 20th for early June workshops or kit deliveries.  Orders after May 20th will be available two weeks following. 

Happy Stamping,
Michele

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jackson Seasonal Sampler

Each month I create and hold a workshop called the Seasonal Sampler.  You may have seen these throughout the year.  I say this each month, but I truly think this is one of my favorite!

This sampler was inspired by the layout in the Seasonal Expressions 2 and is a perfect theme for the summer in the Pacific Northwest. 

I used the Campfire Lifestyle stamp set, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking Cartridge and pigment inks for lasting stamp images. 



If you are interested in creating this, you can attend one of my workshops (contact me for dates) or to order a kit. The kit is $15 plus shipping.   Order by May 20th for June workshops. 

Happy Stamping,
Michele

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

College Finals Care Package

My daughter and I have a special "greeting" to say hello via text when she is away at college.  "woof"  When I saw the Friendly Pets stamp set, well, it was perfect.  As she heads into finals this week, she will have special little stress-relieving gifts to open each day.  The dollar store had this cute paper and the stamp set was perfect for my tags. 


I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the Saddle Brown heart tag and then I hid the contour on the same tag and cut it in Pear cardstock.  I even cut the white square on my Cricut and stamped the tags with our little greeting!  So simple yet personal. 



You can purchase the Friendly Pets stamp set and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge on my website


"Woof"
Michele

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Scrapbook Workshop: Jackson

The Jackson paper packet was revealed in the Seasonal Expressions 2 mini idea book.  Have you seen it?  I am loving it.  So perfect for outdoor and masculine themes.  But oh so much more as well.

Today I want to share my Jackson Scrapbook Workshop with you! Have I told you before how much I love flip flaps? You can see different ways to use them and add more photos to you layout without creating more pages. 
 The top photo shows my first layout as you would see it when you open the album.  The second photo shows the left hand page with the 12" x 8" flip flap open.  Using the flip flaps I was able to add two larger photos that would have required an additional layout in my book.  The right hand page will also have a 12" x 4" flip flap on the far right hand side.  By working with 4" vertical dimensions, I was able to create the continuity and flow of the layout.  I used the CTMH Magic "how to" book, Abracadabra pattern as an inspiration. 


Here's my second layout of the set.  I used a 4 x 6 flip flap on the left hand page so I could add additional photos to capture our visit to Buena Vista. 



The final two layouts in my workshop do not have flip flaps as I didn't need the room for extra photos.  I did use the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book for my inspiration of the final layout, left hand page.  It was so fun to create!  CTMH offers so many different sources of inspiration making paper crafting faster, simpler and easier! 

Listed below are the products I used for this workshop.   If you are interested in creating these pages, you can purchase the items from my website or contact me for workshop information and cutting guide. 



Happy Scrapping!
Michele