Friday, April 30, 2010

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Oh my goodness where does the time go? one minute it is April and the next it is May!!!!!!
Welcome to the May blog hop if you have come from Jen's blog you are on the right track-- WELCOME~

I have been so busy trying to finish up school(I graduate in a few weeks), work, my other job, CTMH workshops and business trips yeah April was BUSY~ I am hoping for a slower May

Because I just got back from a business trip I did a super super simple card (I am almost embarrassed to post this next to all of the creative projects, but because of the lack of time you are just going to have to get simple from me(:!!!! )

I used the sample pack of paper (another perk for being a consultant) used Zippidee pattern, cranberry cardstock and colonial white cardstock to create this card and of course the May stamp of the month (I promise some more detailed and embellished cards later in the month!)

Thank you for stopping by now hop on over to Laurie's blog to see what she has created this month

Happy Stamping
Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flashback Thursday

I was having so much fun looking through my photo folders looking through old projects I thought I would share with you today!!!

Some are Cricut well most are cricut projects

I hope you enjoy looking back~ try it on looking back on your projects it really does help get your mojo back:)

Have a fabulous day!
Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

workshop update

Okay this upcoming weekend is supposed to be our liquid glass workshop~
Well I had to reschedule for Saturday July 17th but you will want to mark you calendars for the National Scrapbook Day PARTY/Workshop!

When: Saturday May1st

Time: 11:00AM

Where: Ona, WV

Why: New idea book release party- be one of the first to see new products from the summer 2010 book, make an exclusive project play a few games and eat some good food!!!!

Cost: FREE with a 25.00 purchase or 15.00 cost includes workshop kit and use of my stamps

Crop: 10AM-10PM (this happens to be prom season so if you need to leave and come back that is fine)

What do you get: (with a workshop only) A complete workshop kit, and a FREE summer idea book!!!

This workshop is open to the first 15 people CROP open to anyone so you are going to want to RSVP to reserve your workshop kit(if you can not make it to the workshop and want a private workshop you still need to RSVP to reserve your kit as I only have 15 kits made up)

What to bring:
if you have the following list it will help if you can bring it if you don't or don't have it you can always use mine!
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • zig glue pen with wide chisel tip(you can pick these up at any craft store) or permanent glue pen or stick
  • pencil
  • double scrubber and cleaning mist
  • any stamps you may want to use
Please bring a dish or snack to share with the group (sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, whatever you want it is a PARTY!!!!) Drinks, paper products, and cupcakes provided!

Payment is appreciated at time of order but not required(I accept cash and checks)

Invite your friends

For the Crop you will have to set up and take down your own table and chairs, you have 12 hours to crop and get caught up before summer!!!! Please bring your favorite crop food to share with the group!!!!

Have any questions or to RSVP e-mail

Happy Stamping
Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Close To My Heart product blog hop

April is almost over but right in the middle we have a fabulous blog hop of several talented ctmh consultants if you have come from Jennifer's Blog you are on the right track

this month we were asked to spotlight any of the 4 new paper packs from the spring 2010 idea book I decided to use Veranda to create this simple but sweet card with a lot of firsts for me
now lets get to it

Thanks for hopping by now you will want to hop onto Mary's Blog
Card details
It is a 9 inch piece of cardstock scored at 6 inches to fold 3 inches over to create the card part
I did a ruffle at the bottom for a little flair
Used so sweet stamp set , and the veranda WOTG stamp set
filigree brads
cocoa stamp pad
juniper stamp pad
tulip stamp pad
creme brulee stamp pad
topiary stamping marker

The card is simple but sweet, and so easy to do
The firsts for me was this style card I don't know if it even has a name (It kind of happened by accident)
and the ruffle edge is also a first for me
I had lots of fun doing this card!!!

Happy Stamping
Danielle C.
Cupcake stamper

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lets Get Buggy Cricut Friday Episode 2

Hello all Cricuteers,

Okay so it is almost 10:00PM and I just remembered it is Friday so this week I am going to be talking about a great resource for Cricut owners or people looking to buy a cricut!

The Cricut website

you will find a
  • shopping section
  • Product listing
  • information section
  • community section
  • rewards section
  • education section
In the community you will be able to find inspiration on the cricut cartridge exploration boards or just chat with other cricut members or information about different carts and tools

There has been some controversial topics discussed on the cricut boards, it may not be asked out loud but it is expected that you are very respectful to others and to the company while on the boards!

Stop by today and see what is new with the Cricut!

I have some exciting news but I can not share quite yet but hopefully soon:)

Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Look what came today!!!

My new summer idea book preview order!!!! Yeah I love my job, The summer idea book goes live for you on May 1st but for CTMH consultants we get to view the idea books 1 month early April 1st (no fools)! You are going to be so excited I know I was I was like a kid in a candy store!!!! Close to my heart is so good to their consultants they treat us so good! I have never worked for a direct sales company that treats their consultants so good~ And that is just one perk how would you like an all expense paid trip for 2 to a tropical location- CTMH rewards their consultants with cruises each year for top performance, what about a GREAT discount- yeah that is right on all of your purchases you get a discount and then the commission you earn a base com. of 22% but CTMH is so great to give us an override commission for large orders:), what about an exclusive online training program that you can earn degrees (bachelors, masters, and PHD) absolutely free and you get a diploma to show your achievements!!! what about the ability to be your own boss, earn as much or as little as your want? Have I convinced you yet? I need to fill some empty spots on my team you could be having fun and earning money doing what you LOVE!!!!! current openings - A Business leader- this position needs to be filled by someone who loves CTMH, and is ready to get out there and build their own team, going Straight to the Top, holding regular workshops and gatherings!

-A party girl- this position is for the consultant that does more than the average amount of home gatherings in a month this is the heart of her business!

-A teacher- this position needs to be filled by the consultant whos business is solely run by workshops and classes that she teaches, she will have hostess clubs and will succeed by holding workshops and maybe a few gatherings!

-A website Diva- this position is open to any consultant that wants to sell Close to My heart products while earning her commission, and succeeding in her business, but also be able to work a full time job outside of the home, She will run a website she can hold workshops and virtual parties, and sell directly off her MYCTMH website!

-A studio J artist- In our brand new Studio J department we are incorporating digital scrapbooking to our products and services we offer to our customers and clients, this position is for that hybrid or digital scrapbooker that wants to earn a living doing something she loves!

-A hobbyist- This position is open to anyone who wants to recieve a discount on her purchases but does not want to have the responsibility of running a business!
As you can see there is something for everyone Contact me today to see which position you will fill!!!! It does not matter if you live in Huntington WV, Charleston SC, San Diego CA, Denver CO, Dallas TX, Tampa Bay FL, or somewhere in between I would love to have you be a part of my team! Why would you not want to join a company like CTMH? Consultant kit 99.00 ($300.00 Value) scrapbook add on 60.00 ($160.00 Value) card making add on 50.00 ($150.00 Value) Miracle Kit FREE($20.00 value) For only $209.00(plus s/h&tax) (all three options) you are going to receive over $600.00 worth of CTMH products!!!! WOW WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!!!

Contact me today to start your applications
Happy Stamping
Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Miracle....

... Awaits you!!!

Oh wow what am I talking about? I know that is what you are thinking! Well I have some exciting news to share with you my customers~ May 1st is National Scrapbook day I have a HUGE crop planned more information to follow! But Close To My Heart has a great kit available to celebrate it is called Miracle!

Look at that kit
Here is what you will be getting:
5- colonial white cardstock
1-Bamboo cardstock
1-Floral B&T duos paper
1-Stripe B&T duos paper
1-Crystal Blue B&T duos die-cut
1-sweet leaf B&T Duos Die-Cut
1- 6X12 My Stickease assortment
1-6X9 irresistables chipboard die-cuts
1- mini-Medley accents colonial white collection
12 inch colonial white waxy flax
3- 4X6 Memory protectors Flip Flaps
2- sponge wedges
1- full color brochure
Wow that is a lot of supplies you have enough to make 2 2 pg layouts you will have scraps or leftovers to make some cards or tags!

How do you get this kit?
That is a great question
-purchase the kit outright for 19.95
-place a min order of $40.00 and purchase the kit for $10.00
-place a min order of $60.00 and purchase the kit for $5.00
-Join my team between May1-31 and receive the kit FREE!
-Host a home gathering between April 15-May31 ($300.00 party) and receive the kit FREE!

This kit does not require any stamping and includes all of the tools you need, (ink pads not included)

Contact me today to get your Miracle Kit

Happy Stamping
Danielle C.
Cupcake stamper

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lets Get Buggy Cricut Friday #1

Okay I am super excited about this new program how fun Cricut Fridays is going to be like a big crafting PaRtY!!!!!

For the first installment of Cricut Fridays I decided to try my hand at the new popular sweet treat greeting cards!!!!

I loved this card however the sweet treat cup AKA the candy mold is not big enough, I am still in search of the perfect mold, I have a single jelly bean inside but I thought mini m&ms or mini jelly beans inside would be better!

Close up: see the blue border hanging out, that is the trick to pull this out and then it opens the secret compartment to release your sweet treats without messing up your beautiful card!!

I used Paisley Cartridge(Love it)
I could not find Wilton candy molds but used a chocolate covered cherry mold from AC Moore's
this is super easy to make I am going to link a video to a very creative blog where I learned how to make these
Little Miss Crafter Blog

Her video

Super helpful you can also find these cards on the Cricut message boards

I used paisley cartridge to cut the frog out at 3.5 inches with light cardstock I layered it with black CTMH textured cardstock to make the eyes and mouth
pressure medium and speed medium

I ran out of time but I am going to ink around the edges of the frog and card and maybe add an embellishment~ The possibilities are endless
Create your very own sweet treat card leave me a comment linking to your creation so we can see all of the fabulous sweet treat cards!!!!

Happy Friday
Danielle C.
Cupcake Stamper

See you next week for Cricut Friday #2