Monday, January 25, 2010

Are you here to win a surprise gift?

Then you have come to the right place! Check out Friday's blog post for detailed entry info and rules. Enter now and enter often for your best chance to win!!!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Wow! I can't believe it! Read on..

Suffice it to say, I was very pleasantly surprised today while surfing the CTMH Consultant Bulletin Boards to come across a post crediting myself as someone's inspiration! I am so flattered that a fellow consultant, Pam Wallace, was inspired by some cards I made and was also kind enough to credit my work. Here is what she wrote:
"Thanks to inspiration from Jill Myers, I have designed a workshop where one Level 2 Paper Pack will provide for eight participants to make 7 cards each.
Thank you for posting your gorgeous cards, Jill!"

Thank you, Pam, for totally making my day!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Current Standings for the Blog Contest

Okay, everyone, here is where we are with those who have chosen to participate in our little contest. (I guess there isn't as much interest in free CTMH stuff as I thought...)

Renee: 20 tickets
Jen: 4 tickets

The contest ends on January 31st and the bigger the participation, the bigger the prize!!! Start earning those tickets. (Schedule a party in February to be in the lead!) CALL ME..

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Friday, January 22, 2010

Check out my blog.. and Win!

Do I have your attention, yet?

Okay, so here's the thing:
I want you to know where to find my blog and check it often so that you can see all the fun new things CTMH is up to, new artwork I've created and view upcoming workshops first!

Here's the win part:
On January 31st, a random ticket drawing will be made by a non-partisan person, aka, my daughter, for the winner of...
guess you'll have to wait until the contest is over to find out! (The bigger the participation the bigger the prize!!)

Here's the rules part:
Leave a comment on this post = 1 ticket (once per day, everyday if you like!) Become a Follower to my blog = 3 tickets (see bottom of blog)
Sign up with the 3C's (Monthly Hostess Club) = 5 tickets
Make a $25 order = 10 tickets!!
Schedule a party in February = 25 tickets!!
Do one of everything = 50 TICKETS!!
Join the Craftabulous Team as a fellow Consultant = 100 TICKETS!!

Good luck and don't forget to sign up for the Craftabulous Crafters Club by January 31 for the February Playgroup! Plus earn a discount on the Stamp of the Month, plus potentially earn the Felicity Kit for free, too!

**For non-CTMH Consultants only, please.**

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Shh! This Valentine is for my Hubby

I actually dreamed about this card the other night. The random stamped owls anyway. Is that bad? Okay, it's not bad; just weird! Anyway, I woke up the next morning and had to make a card with it. Then I saw the sentiment, "Owl love you forever" and thought, "Oh my gosh! That was made for my card!" A fun little cluster of embellishments and "Wham-O"; here is my Valentine's Valentine. (He never looks at this blog so I'm not worried about spoiling it; hee, hee)

I used some of my new stuff from the Spring Idea Book from Close To My Heart and then some other CTMH stuff that I have had. Any, and all of these supplies are current and available for purchase on my website, Plus, you can still get the Felicity Kit with a $60 stamp purchase or a $125 product purchase, but only until January 31!! Hurry!

Supplies used: (all CTMH)
Cardstock in Juniper, Black, White Daisy
Inks in Tulip, Juniper and Black
My Acrylix Stamp Sets: C1398 Love You Forever (New!), D1343 Love Language, C1323 Whoo Loves You
Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon (from Jingle Creative Basics X5808)
Z1226 Dimensional Elements On Target (New to me!)
Z1220 Twinkle Brads
Z1114 Paper Piercer
Z1294 Sanding Block
Z1151 3D Foam Tape

Techniques used:
Random Stamping (the owls and hearts)
Sanding (edges of card)
Popping with 3D Foam Tape
(I used my computer for the inside sentiment but stamped images for the owl and heart)

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My First Valentine This Year

I loved this stamp set the moment I laid eyes on it in the new Spring Idea Book! I have a feeling you may see a lot more artwork with this stamp, Love You Forever. It is a very sweet set and perfect for this time of the year.

I used my cuttlebug to emboss the Baby Pink Cardstock and then I used my Micro-Tip scissors to cut out the image of the birds in the nest. I also paper pieced with the new Topstitch papers and My Exclusive Inks in Heavenly Blue, Chocolate, Baby Pink and Desert Sand (for the nest) paired with the Blending Pen to color in the rest.

The stitches are actually paper pierced and then drawn with the My Exclusive Inks Marker in Chocolate.

I think I will be giving this sweet card to my baby girl for Valentine's Day. She is my oldest but will always be my Baby Girl.


Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Art & Soul Inspiration for your special Valentine!

New Art & Soul Instructional Webisode on my website today! If you have trouble with the above link, go to, click on CTMH TV and then on Art & Soul. You can then view ALL of the very informative and inspirational videos available through CTMH's own Art & Soul.

Learn how exciting and easy Dimensional Elements are as well as get some fun ideas for the Valentine (or Valentines) in your life! Nothing makes a person feel more special than a handmade card or gift. Check it out today!

**Remember: Only 11 Days left to get your special Felicity Kit only available for National Papercrafting Month! Order through my website here!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thank You to my wonderful Hostesses and Friends

So I really needed to make some more Thank You cards (I was completely out!) for my hostesses this month as well as all my new customers and friends. So I grabbed my favorite stamp set, My Acrylix Thank You, and an older promotional kit from Close To My Heart titled, Key to My Heart. The above two cards are what I came up with.

It is a simple layout with classic techniques which is usually a great formula for success. I happen to really like these and am very satisfied with the finished product. You can make some very nice cards yourself by using the same monochromatic color scheme ideas and classic stamp sets at home. You can purchase all the supplies needed for a project like this here, on my website.

I was inspired by this card from Karen Pedersen, a fellow Close To My Heart consultant:

Other Supplies Used (all CTMH):
My Exclusive Inks, Black
Ribbon Rounds, Black
VersaMark Ink and Black Embossing Powder
Foam Tape

As I said earlier, the paper used was from a promotional kit from Close To My Heart much like the Felicity Kit currently available for National Papercrafting Month. Like the Key to My Heart kit, Felicity is ONLY available for a limited time (until January 31st) and will not be available ever again. Plus, you can earn it for FREE, just ask me how!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Thursday, January 14, 2010

February's Fabulous Craftabulous Crafters' Club

This month features the absolutely gorgeous Veranda My Reflections Kit from the latest Idea Book. It is the most versatile set you will ever find. Join us for one of two dates to make these 3 beautiful layouts or place your own personal order.

February's Basic Kit includes:
X7119B Veranda Level II Paper Packet
X7119C Veranda My Stickease
Z1269 Filigree Charms
Z4114 Memory Protectors Flip Flap
Total (before shipping and tax): $25.80

Better Kit (Basic Kit plus these items)
Z1131 Creme Brulee Ribbon Rounds
Z1217 Metal Brad Assortment
Total: $38.70

Best Kit (Basic + Better + these items)
Z1151 3D Foam Tape
Z2114 My Exclusive Inks Cocoa
Z2120 My Exclusive Inks Garden Green
Total: $55.15

Or place your own personal $25 order to qualify for the FREE Shopping Spree. Shop online but call me to place your Club order.

Available dates for February are:
Friday, February 12 7:00p
Sunday, February 28 1:00p

Details for joining the 3Cs are found on the sidebar of this blog. Just scroll down and look for CraftabulousCraftersClub. Then call or email me to join!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Kids Only! Club Layout

Every month I have 6 grade school children come to my home and make a 2 page layout themed for each month we get together. When we are done in June the kids will have a whole school year worth of layouts for a great album. It is a lot of fun and the kids (5 girls and yes, 1 boy) seem to really enjoy themselves and I like the casualness of the workshop as well as teaching the kids fun new techniques.

This is January's layout and I was able to put the most perfect pics on it from this past holiday. I will post the others as I get pictures put on them as well. Enjoy.

Supplies Used:
Cherish How-To Book - Mixing Elements
My Reflections - Lazy Days of Summer (retired)
My Acrylix Stamps - Snow Friends and Cocktail Alphabet
Cardstock and Inks - Crystal Blue, Lilac Mist, White Daisy and Tulip
Edge Distresser
Foam Tape

You can buy these and all other CTMH supplies on my website, Visit today.
Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Using some of the beautiful new products from the Close to my Heart Spring Idea Book, I made these 4 cards today. The supply list is as follows:

x7119b Veranda My Reflections Kit
d1406 True Friends (January Stamp of the Month)
z1269 Filigree Charms
z1266 Just Blooms Spring Blossom
z1147 Foundry Plates
z1206 Basic Craft Buttons
z2114 Cocoa Ink
z2165 Juniper Ink
z2120 Garden Green Ink
x1410 Colonial White Cards and Envelopes

Check out my website to order or contact me to join the Craftabulous Crafters Club where you can earn a FREE shopping spree!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Thank You Cards

I created these cards with very old Creative Memories paper that my friend gave to me at a crop about 3 years ago! I thought it was a nice time of the year to use them and they matched the CTMH Desert Sand ink and My Acrylix Snow Flurries stamp set so well! Other CTMH supplies used were:
My Acrylix Thank You
Cardstock and My Exclusive Inks in White Daisy, Grey Wool, Colonial White and Desert Sand
White Daisy Organdy Ribbon
Silver Brads

Hope you like them! You can order these great supplies on my website anytime, anyday! Don't forget that the Felicity Kit is still available (and still fabulous) but only until January 31st!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The New SPRING IDEA BOOK is here!

Happy New Year everyone and what a great way to kick it off by perusing (and drooling) over the new Idea Book and it's beautiful new stuff! I am attaching a link to view it online here and I will write more later as we are just arriving home from our week long vacation and trying to get everyone ready for work/school on Monday! All my best to you and yours; HAPPY 2010!!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers