Friday, April 25, 2014

Workshops on the Go Skylark Kit
I followed the instructional diagram included in the Workshops on the Go Skylark kit (G1072) and laid everything out. I am waiting for the sanding kit to arrive so I can distress the edges and then I will finish up with my adhesive and photos and embellishments. 

There was so much left over after I did all my cutting for this layout. I am going to download the additional layout that is shown in the CTMH Idea book.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CTMH Consultant Kit 2014

So my Close To My Heart Consultant Kit arrived on Thursday - pretty quick turnaround, I placed my order last Saturday.

Wonderful promotion for April - $99 Consultant Kit & a FREE Cricut Collection also valued at $99.
I received approximately $400 worth of product for the $99.

Here are some pictures of the products in my kit!

 In addition to all this great product I also received a FREE consultant website!  I was surprised and extremely pleased when I found out CTMH offered this to all their consultants.  Past direct sales companies that have been a consultant with had me paying $20+ per month for a website.

Check mine out  at

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Scrapbooking Business for Me!

Well after buying my Cricut and spending lots of time looking at all the different things I could do with it I decided to join Close To My Heart as a consultant.

I kept seeing CTMH cartridges for Cricut on Pinterest and when I went to their website I saw that if you joined in April then you got a bonus Cricut collection along with your regular consultant kit.  

I chose the Cricut Artbooking Collection - it comes with a great cartridge perfect for scrapbooking along with co-ordinating stamp sets.  It will be the perfect thing for the handmade journaling cards that I am making for my scrapbook.

I can't wait to get started - I've set up my FREE consultant website already (this is the first time I've seen a website offered for free from a direct sales company - what a Bonus!! I'm very impressed). 

Come visit me at

Pocket style scrapbooking, a new toy & a name change

So I have started to make some journaling cards for my pocket scrapbooking pages and when I was looking online at what other people were making I kept seeing a lot of Cricut images and became a little more curious as to what this machine can do.  I love my Sizzix Big Kick but I have mainly used it for embossing and in order to use it for cutting the amount of items I need for scrapbooking I would have to buy too many individual dies. So as I was checking out Pinterest and various blogs I saw that Michael's was having a sale (worked out to 40% off) on the Cricut Expression 2 and cartridges.  So off I went to Michael's and picked up a machine and an extra cartridge.

It came preloaded with 2 cartridges and one in the box so I have lots of images to play with.  And there are so many tutorials that I can't wait to really get going with it.

I have found lately that my hands are sore and I've been have problems doing things that I like to do so I think having something that can do all the cutting for me will really help with that.  I've already been playing around with the Cricut software so I can design & save my cutting files on my desktop and co-ordinate the images I want for my journaling cards while I am choosing and resizing my pictures with my digital scrapbooking software.   I look forward to sharing my handmade journaling cards and tips for the Cricut as I learn more about what I can do with it.

I've also updated the name of my blog and reworked my header as I have not been affiliated with Stampin' Up for quite some time.

So welcome to Nancy's Scrappin' and Stamps where I intend to share my own personal papercraft projects and occasionally some digital and other multimedia projects.