Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let me be the first to say, "I TOLD YOU SO!"

Check out this article

I am so excited for myself and all my CTMH Sisters (and brothers.. I know you're out there too!)

I've known how awesome this company is both for my customers and for us, as Consultants, for two years! I LOVE CLOSE TO MY HEART and I'm hoping to sail with some of my most admirable friends to Hawaii in Spring of 2012! Wanna come too? Join my team or just ASK ME HOW! Read on for inspiration.. (then contact me to chat about it.)

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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Frightening Fun Bookmark Treat

I wanted to make a fun "treat" for my daughter's 3rd grade class' halloween party and I've been wanting to try out a corner bookmark for a while so I combined the two!  I believe it could be almost as good as the candy they'll get; almost..  This is what it looks like: 

Here is what it looks like in use marking your spot in a book:

Of course, as a businesswoman trying to earn herself a free cruise from corporate, I can't forget my information posted on the back of all my artwork: 

Supplies Used:  (all Close To My Heart and all available here on my website

Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet X7129B
My Acrylix Troublemaker (exclusive stamp set with Hooligans WOTG) G1012
My Exclusive Inks Black Z2105

Watercolor Pencils 3505
Blending Pen 3174
Edge Distresser Z1297

The template is rather easy and can be found here on Splitcoast Stampers website.  It basically starts out with a 4x4 Cardstock Square with the corners folded back and a 2 3/4" square sliced diagonally in half and glued to either side of the folded back 4x4" square to form your bookmark base.  It is up to your own creative juices to design the rest!  Have fun and go crazy! 


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

Friday, October 22, 2010

Upcoming Workshop(November 15): Table Topper

Some of you may recognize this project from page 38 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart but I did put my own little twist on it with a big surprise on the backside:  A whole additional season worth of decor! 

The Mix n Mingle Album may be small in size (4 inch squares) but has a whopper of personality and options galore.  Wall Hangings, Mini Frame Album, Table Topper, and on and on.

For November's workshop we will be putting together this Multi-Season Table Topper for just $25.  Contact me to reserve your spot right away.  Or see below for supplies list and to order online just click here to be directed to my website anytime!

Supplies used:
Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet Z1048
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock 1270
Garden Green Cardstock 1244
B&T from Passages X7126B
My Acrylix Timeless (exclusive to the Olivia WOTG) G1013

  My Acrylix Many Thanks D1371
Grey Wool Cardstock 5571
Pacifica Cardstock X5759
B&T from Magnifique X7127B
Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
Sparkles; Blue and Green Collection Z1327
White Grosgrain Ribbon Z270

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Embossing Challenge, A Great Card Box and Workshop Goodies!

Okay, so this week is my Christmas Card Workshop which I am SOOO excited about!  We are making 50 cards (thank you Antoinette Herrin for your awesome template) for only $30!!!  We are meeting at this beautiful little Inn called The Timbers Inn; think:  Rustic Cabin and you've got it!  It is going to be such a nice evening getaway my girls will never want to go home!  So I just had to make them some equally memorable goodies and prizes!

I started with the Card Box.  Over at the Heart 2 Heart Website this week their chal
lenge is Embossing, so naturally I had to use some embossing technique for my card box.  I love using embossing for really special occasions like Weddings, Anniversaries and Christmas!  It is such a pretty and elegant look.

Supplies are all Close to My Heart and available to purchase at my online store unless otherwise stated:
My Creations Recipe Box,
Mistletoe Level 2 paper,
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon,
My Acrylix St. Nick,
Dimensional Elements On Target,
Cranberry and Cocoa ink,
Clear Embossing Powder,
Blending Pen
Martha Stewart Border Punch

For the goodies I finally tried a project that has been in my idea binder for a while!  I stamped on the top of little votive candles and I just LOVE the way it came out.  It is so simple I don't know why I didn't try it sooner!  You just use a circle punch to punch out the tissue paper (I backed my tissue paper with cardstock so it would punch out cleaner), stamp your desired small image onto tissue paper, punch a small hole in middle for wick to fit through, slip it on top of the candle and melt the wax slightly using your heat embossing tool to make the tissue paper "adhere" to the candle!  Easy peasy-lemon squeasy!  I then used a strip of B&T (background and texture) paper to go around the outside of the candle for a more finished look.  Voila!  Goodie Gifts for my Guests!  I hope they lo
ve them as much as I do!

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you like what you see!

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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another Answer to the Leaves and Trees Challenge

I nearly forgot I did this one earlier in the week before my stone started to interfere with my life.  And I really want H2H website to continue growing and finally get to the 4 for 40 challenge!!! (If they have 40 entries, someone is randomly chosen to win a prize!)  My entries are #36 and #37... 
This Tri-Fold card is a total scraplift from Jamia Malme; one of my favorite CTMH Consultant sisters (even though we've never met).  I used it also as she suggested to showcase how CTMH makes everything Faster.Simpler.Easier. by demonstrating the making of this card from start to finish while at a party!

It is a single sheet of CS cut into an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle, scored at 2 3/4" and again at 4 3/4" and then random stamped using your favorite color combo at the moment and a single stamp image or two, or three!  I love, love, love Random Stamping (does anyone else here the booming voice from I-Carly that shouts out "Random Dancing.." in their head everytime you say Random Stamping?!  Okay, just me.. but I digress.)

In this instance I again used the Timeless Stamp set found only in the Olivia WOTG kit, Olivia colors of Sunset, Pear and Barn Red, one 3x3 square of Hollyhock cardstock and also the Grown With Love Stamp Set for the tree.  All of these items are Close to My Heart and can be found here on my website.

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

Leaves and Trees Challenge on H2H

Boy are my kidneys trying to get the best of me this week!  Ugh.  I'm attempting to pass a stone and either I'm in major pain or the Vicodin is, for lack of a better term, making me high!  Ha!  I'm not letting it sap another minute though, of my time! 

I was in the process of making invitations for the family to come to our new home for Thanksgiving dinner when I saw the H2H Challenge this week to craft something with leaves and trees.  I knew I was going to use CTMH's new Olivia paper already and had some ideas for leaves or acorns already.  I really enjoyed how these came out and I hope you like it too.

Notice how the Vicodin ate away at my brain on the back of the card, however; I forgot to sign it!!!  Hello?!   Anyway...

Supplies used are all CTMH:

Z1352 Round Circle card and envelope in Colonial White
X7128B Olivia Level 2 Paper
Z1316 Cocoa ribbon
Z2268 Cocoa re-inker
Z1298 stipple brush from the Texture Tools
G1013 My Acylix Timeless (exclusive ONLY to the Olivia Workshop on the Go)

Order these and all your other "craftabulous" supplies here on my website.

Ta-ta for now; my bed and heating pad are calling my name!

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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Girls' Night Out AND Make FIFTY Handmade Christmas Cards

Join us for an evening of girl talk, getting out and oh, getting your Christmas Cards out of the way early!  For $30, you will get all of the paper, card bases and envelopes, plus your own ink pad and full instructions to handmake FIFTY Christmas Cards! Whoo-hoo! You will also have complete use of other Stamp sets, blocks and inks from my personal collection.

The Timbers Inn has graciously allowed us to use their facilities for this event so feel free to order a drink and appetizer or two while out.

A paid RSVP is required by Friday, October 8 along with your choice of paper. Pictured here are cards from the Mistletoe Kit or you can also choose a blue, wintery theme with Magnifique. Both are beautiful! Other REQUIRED materials are a Paper Trimmer and adhesive, lots of it! I will have adhesive for sale and you can add a Paper Trimmer to your order when you RSVP if you don't already have one.

Schedule a friend* with you and earn a free gift! (*Must be someone I haven't yet met/invited) Call me today to book your spot for $30 or before October 8th! 937-209-0299.
Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day! Jill Myers

Friday, October 1, 2010


Click on this link to see how much FREE rewards you can earn at your party:

WHETHER YOU'RE A BRAND NEW OR EXPERIENCED HOSTESS with Close To My Heart, this is the perfect opportunity to hold one or more Home Gatherings and receive special sales incentives! That's right . . . at every Gathering held from October 1 to October 31 that reaches a minimum of $450 in sales, hostesses will be able to "jump" to the next level of Hostess Rewards-which means more free products and more items at 50% off! And it'll be so easy to do, because October is the ideal time for guests to buy scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting supplies to preserve their memories. It's enough to make you Jump for Joy!
Yes, you read that correctly; Double Hostess Rewards for any Party in October that reaches $450 in sales.  So grab your calendar and your phone and CALL ME!  937-209-0299.  Available Dates: October 11, 14, 18 and 25.
Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!