Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Why I Became a CTMH Consultant

"Baby, I'm Worth It!" is the Close To My Heart special for the month of April.  For only $75 you can sign up as a Consultant, join the CTMH family, and possibly earn a free Cricut collection.  Because of this great opportunity, the ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop thought it would be a good idea for each of us to share "Why I Became a CTMH Consultant."               

If you arrived here from Chris' Creative Life, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects showing why they became a CTMH Consultant. 

Basically, my "why" is because I cannot draw anything.  To give you an example, here is a person that I drew.  Nothing great, very simple, and that is about the best that I can do.  

Since I cannot draw, using stamp images to create something is perfect for me.  When I was first invited to a CTMH party, I was amazed and impressed by what I could create with stamps and ink.  What really appealed to me specifically about CTMH is that they have coordinating cardstock for each of their ink colors.  The patterned papers and embellishments also coordinate perfectly with the ink/cardstock colors, so it is easy to create something fabulous. 

Another great thing for a non-drawer like me is Base & Shade, or 2-step stamping.  For this technique, there are two stamp images which are designed to work together.  The "base" of this large flower from the Blossoming Expressions set was stamped using Gypsy ink, and then the detailed "shade" image was stamped on top of that using Eggplant.  The result is a flower with some depth and character.  Using CTMH clear stamps and blocks makes it very easy to position the second image perfectly on top of the first one.  The same process was used to stamp the leaves with Pear and Topiary inks.  Patterned papers from the Kaleidoscope kit contain the colors Gypsy and Pear, so adding them to the Gypsy cardstock base of the card along with some coordinating embellishments creates a harmonious card.  CTMH also offers great tools to help you create.  This card design is Pattern #22 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever.  When you sign up as a new Consultant, you already get:  

  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards.

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days. 

Please visit Crafty Happy to continue along our Blog Hop

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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  1. Your why made me giggle, I can't draw either so how awesome that we can still be creative with stamp sets!

  2. Beautiful card! I have to say your stick figure is much nicer than mine :-)

  3. Great card! CTMH does make so easy with CTMH stamps,ink, and matching paper.


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