Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wings is now in bulk!

Wings Workshop on the Go is up. Here are the bulk items:

Bulk202 - Wings B&T bulk
Bulk213 - Black Button Brads -these are stinkin cute! but dang not orderable til mid Dec so they are saying :(

also if you order the new WOTG you get new discounted stamps!


B. Discounted Campaign Items

A1113 - A GAME $5.00
B1369 - ROSY REGARDS $10.00
C1440 - TAKE A PICTURE $15.00
D1470 - DREAMS COME TRUE $18.00

also get the Jan SOTM FREE and there is this banner option:Z1378 $5.95 made with the workshop kit parts! Super cool new item!!!

View the new brochure on the consultant side-sign in and go under Marketing/New Products

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gingerbread Gift Basket & Cocoa Treats!

My own pattern-unheated liquid applique mouth, mini brads in paper circle eyes-paper ric rac (it's a punch!) CUTE!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Cute Pumpkin how-to & poem

Pumpkins by Amber Hanson-how-to's found here
and... a cute poem!
Pumpkins in the cornfields
Gold among the brown
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down
Birds that travel southward
Lovely time to play
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!

Bren's CTMH Mistletoe Card Workshop

2 cards, 2 gift card holders and 1 tag. Stocking patterns here:

Local consultants can sign up! click on the calendar for details!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Disney Cupcakes

Did you know you will be able to buy CUPCAKES at the Cupcake Store in downtown Disney when you come to Convention 2011!!!!
Who is planning on coming? I registerd as a PINK sleeping beauty! Start planing now!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bren's "yuletide cheer " Mega Meeting

YuLeTiDe ChEeR-Thursday December 2nd at Scrapbook Your Life 6-9pm

Theme: Handmade with Love! (bring holiday gift ideas to share or teach and Valentine goodie ideas to swap!)

Swap: Made with Love Valentine Ideas! Papers: pink, red and fancy!

Pot Luck! Holiday Cheer! (let me know what you'd like to bring)

Optional Gift Swap!

Create a wrapped gift of Scrapbook/Stamping Items
valued at $25 (does not need to be, but can be CTMH)
We will draw numbers and steal/trade them!
Create a handmade gift tag (CTMH producys only) for your gift!
We will have a contest judging your tag and a prize for the winner!

Make n Take by Patti Smith
Basic Tool Kit
Corner Rounder
New England Ivy Ink Pad

CS Base 3 ½ “ x 7 ¼”

CS to back gift card 2 3/8” x 4”

2 pieces B&T from Mistletoe paper pack:

a: 3 ¼” x 4”

b: 3 ¼” x 2 7x8”

12” of ribbon to match

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pre-Order your Idea Books now!

You need to watch this asap
after you watch the video...
then sing in a order your Idea Books!
Home > Consultants > Idea Book Pre-order Enrollment

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Board Swap Displays

You can click on each photo to see it closer...

by Bren Yule

layout inspired by Debbi Bushong-Harden-Young Round card inspired by Denise Anderson-Turly

by Lisa Stenz

by Kelly English-Triggs

by Karen Pedersen

by Tracy Mason

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Oct 7th Mega Meeting

Our next mega meeting is THURSDAY Oct. 7th!!!
At Scrapbook Your Life from 6-9pm
Card swap: Christmas/Holiday
Who is coming???
Those who attend, please contact me if you would like to share something!

Come see my new boards from the catty!

Be sure to bring your "tool box" which should include your paper cutter, micro-tip scissors, adhesives, distressing tools, 3-D tape, corner rounder, pokey tool, glue dots, etc...

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's Thriller!

coffin pattern found here

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh dear...another birthday!

Happy Birthday to me ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to me ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Bren ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ Happy Birthday to me ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
I know I'm old just give me my discount!
That's 20,089 days old. Yikes!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mistletoe Sip Card

Here is the card we all made at the last mega meeting using the NEW upcoming papers and stamps!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

ctmh paper pack color combos

thanks you Kathleen Stoppelmoor for sharing THESE!!!

Shared Paper/Stamp List

One of our consultants, Victoria De Leon, was kind enough to share this document on the CTMH board.
You can thank her at
It's a great tool!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aug 5th Mega Meeting


Our next mega meeting is this THURSDAY Aug 5th!!! at Scrapbook Your Life from 6-9pm
Anything goes Pot Luck!
Card swap: Color me monday from Jeanettes Blog HERE!

Who is coming???
Those who attended convention, please contact me with what you'd like to share if you are attending!

Come see alll the new stuff from convention and the new upcoming catty!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Magnifique clear card & paper roses

Sermon Sunday

OK so it's saturday, but here is some food for thought...
What matters is…
not the kind of car your drive, but how many people you gave transportation to that needed it…
not how many square feet your home is, but how many you welcomed into your home…
not how many clothes you have in your closet, but how many people you have helped to clothe…
not what your highest salary was but if you had to compromise your character to obtain it…
not what your job title is but how well you perform your job to the best of your ability…
not how many friends you have, but how many people to whom you were a friend…
not what neighborhood your live in, but how well you treated your neighbors…
not the color of your skin but the content of your character…
These are the things to remember and strive for, at least that is what I you have any to add to the list?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

That's me!

Another Stample from teachng Boutique Chic at convention!

Art & Soul Summer Splendor!

Did you know the New Art & Soul Summer Splendor is up? Check it out! They also talk about Studio J!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jewelry Holder

Create a shape from tagboard...punch holes to accomidate spiral wire. bend hooks for hanging your bling!

click on photo to see the little details!

Can you guess all the paper packs used in this project?

click on the photo to see it up close!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meeting at Convention!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Gaylord Hotel
6PM to 8PM
Potomac Room D
It's a TEAM-MEETING with Sheri Rottler (my second upline) and her flock!
Please try to be ontime!
Let me know if you are coming!

Here's the details.

from 6pm to 7pm...

We will be meeting as one large group. They'll be introductions of each team and you'll get to hear from some of the best and brightest in Sheri's organization.

From 7pm to 8 pm...
We will be breaking into our smaller groups to create, share and learn from each other.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Next Mega Metting June 3rd

Our next mega meeting is June 3rd!!! at Scrapbook Your Life from 6-9pm
Amusement Park Pot Luck!
Theme: Disney using the new Zippidde papers!
Who is coming???

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A couple fun cards to share!

This card was created using the new Cherry-O Creative Basics papers. (and a pink jingle paper)

And this card was created using the new Passages papers.
Hope you likey!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Color Palettes

Color Palettes for Summer 2010 Idea Book

Crystal Blue
Sweet Leaf
Colonial White

Heavenly Blue
Colonial White & White Daisy

Desert Sand
Indian Corn Blue
Colonial White

Barn Red
Brown Bag
Garden Green
Colonial White

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Summer Bulk, WOTG, Petit Perks #

We had a fun time at our meeting tonight...thanks to all who contributed...
I'm so excited about the new Summer Catty! Already ordered some new stuff! This info was passed onto me from my up-up-upline Debbie Fournier...

Reference Order #'s if your interested!
Bulk order numbers, Petit Perks, WOTG, etc

Bulk 178 Cherry O
Bulk 179 Splendor
Bulk 180 Zippidde
Bulk 181 Passages

No new bulk accessories, returning
Bulk 154 Colonial brads
Bukl 146 White Buttons
Bulk 152 Cranberry Brads
Bulk 157 Colonial Ribbon

G1008 Cherry O Workshop on the Go
Stamp set Bowl of Cherries ( so cute)
G1009 Splendor
Stamp set Summer Wishes (flowers)
G1010 Zippidee
Stamp set Ticket to Ride (ticket, signs, herringbone border)
G1011 Passages
Stamp set Lifetime (keys, locks and watch face)

Petite Perks W2018
Connections Club W623
B&T swatch W1097

You can now view the new catty online to see all the new stuff!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sneak Peek! New Key Notes up!

Go here! and see the new stuff!

1 1/2" "CIRCLE PUNCH!"

Darling decorate-able "RECIPE BOX!"

Round scalloped and square with rounded corners "Clear Cards!"

A "Blank Board Book" to make mini albums!

"Fancy Fuzz Zippidee Borders!" (die cut felt borders)

adorable new "Cherry-O paper kit!"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mega Meeting April 1st

Next Team Meeting on April 1st No foolin'!
At Scrapbook Your Life - 6-9pm
Topic of discussion-Studio J
Bring your laptop if you would like to...
I would like a volunteer to video part of the meeting too.
Card swap: Caboodle Papers-Mothers Day, Fathers Day or Generic Spring
Please do your best work

2010 Dates:

April 1st
June 3rd
Aug. 5th
Oct. 7th
Dec. 2nd

We will continue to have our meeting at Scrapbook Your Life! (Thank you Liz!)
The first Thursday night of every other month from 6-9!
Next meeting April 1st
Finger Food Potluck-Please RSVP!
Please mark your calendar now and save this info for your downline!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bren's Paper Flowers

Hey check it out, I'm on You Tube!
Click here to watch it!

“Miracle” Kit for National Scrapbooking Month

Exclusive “Miracle” Kit for National Scrapbooking Month
Consultants can purchase and preview ONE exclusive National Scrapbooking Month “Miracle” kit starting Monday, March 15, at 9:00 am (MT). The campaign is live to customers from Thursday, April 15, at 9:00 am (MT), through Monday, May 31, 2010. Consultants and customers can purchase or receive the Miracle kit in a variety of ways:

Buy the Miracle kit for $19.95 US / $23.50 CAN

Buy the Miracle kit for $10/$10 with a qualifying minimum purchase of $40/$47 of other Close To My Heart products (excluding Studio J™ purchases)

Buy the Miracle kit for $5/$5 with a qualifying minimum purchase of $60/$70 of other Close To My Heart products (excluding Studio J™ purchases)

Hostesses earn the Miracle kit FREE with a qualifying minimum Home Gathering total of $300/$350

New Consultants who enroll May 1–31, 2010, receive a Miracle kit FREE
For additional information, see the FAQ found at Online Office > Marketing Your Business > Constant Campaigns. Flyers will be available next week. Go to Online Office > Order Entry on Monday, March 15, to purchase your preview Miracle kit!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

12 x 12 Canvas "LOVE" frame

Made at my upline's Cindy Baker's home. I pre-painted a 12 x 12 canvas frame and layered my embellishments. I painted our filagree charms and foundry bookplates then sponged them for an antique look. A super fun and cute project

See how to make the flowers by clicking here!

Sermon Sunday - Peace & Love

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix
Photo from peace rocks

Cupcakes everywhere!

I just had to share this with all my cupcake lovin' friends!
Get your little muffin a cupcake hat!
Made with loving hands by Nona Pearl.
More pics and where to order one here!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Paper Cupcake Mini Album

Just back from Creative University and had a blast! I whipped up this yummy little album. This is my original idea...I used a border punch and a circle punch to layer my frosting! Hope you likey!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Clothes Pin Paper Flower Project

I have been seeing this idea floating all around and I made my own version using our papers and embellishments!
I love topping a project with a tiny botton with matching floss!It’s easy peasy! Cover clothes pin with paper, make a paper flower and attach with liquid glass! A nice way to close up a gifty bag!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sermon Sunday

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

photo by Fernando Gregory

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sermon Sunday-A Valentines Wish!

May this day be filled with all the love of a happy heart.
May you know the preciousness of life's beauty.
May you be surrounded by Grace.
From my heart to yours,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Juniors bump back up with Studio J!

Just for Juniors Studio J™ Campaign Is Live!
Do you know someone who is a Junior Consultant, and just needs the right opportunity to come back? Just for Juniors offers Junior Consultants a one-of-a-kind opportunity to regain active status, simply by purchasing 10 Studio J™ layouts before March 31. Uplines can find a flyer, email, FAQ, and more support at Online Office > Studio J > Upline Support for JC Offer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Convention Logo Wear!

go to the corporate site to get yours today!

cute tattoos!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sermon Sunday

"You need to circulate before you can percolate!"
from Ilene Meckley's Newsletter!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flower Power!

Here are three cute flowers I demonstrated at our team meeting!

This idea I got from Donna Salazar, only I layered each flower, one at a time. I stamped and sponged each layer & I made my own glimmer mist using water, a glob of our pearl paint and about 10 drops of brown bag in a mister (use an empty stamp cleaner mister!) Add a paper flower and brad or button center!

Joanne Walton shared this medallion flower idea. I scored two 12" strips of paper at 1 1/4" wide and then scored every half inch, accordian fold and glue into a circle, then push together tight and glue onto a round scrap backing. Hold until it stays, Try using a block to weight it down into place. Top with your choice like stample!

A layered flower. Punch out 6-8 scalloped circles, sponge the front and back edges with choc ink, scrunch, use your piercing tool to punch a hole the the center of each and put together with a brad!

Superbowl Sunday CTMH Deal!

Great idea from Heather! You might want to try this idea too tomorrow!
So I'm trying to think outside the box and using your idea from last year about using these kind of Fun holidays marketing below is what I came up with. Thought I'd pass it along.

Okay football fans, here we go for Superbowl Sunday I'm running a special deal just for you. For all orders over $25 I receive Sunday from the kickoff right up until the end of the 4th Quarter, you will receive a SPECIAL MYSTERY DISCOUNT!!!!! At the end of the game I will add all of the digits from the final score together and that MAGIC number will be YOUR DISCOUNT*.

For example if the score ends:

17 - 31 your discount will be 1 + 7 + 3 + 1 = 12 %
28 - 49 your discount will be 2 + 8 + 4 + 9 = 23 %

Orders have to be placed between kickoff and the final play to eligible. Orders can be placed via phone or email or (orders placed by myctmh website will receive a gift certificate for the amount of their discount to be used directly through me).

This discount will be on top of all the great corporate offers including the February Special of Buy 1 Textured Cardstock Combo pack Get 1 FREE and earning Stamp of the Month FREE with $100 order (prior to my discount).

Until we talk on Sunday have a great weekend and enjoy Superbowl Sunday, even if its just for the commercials and my sale!

Heather Plotzke (thanks for sharing Heather!)

I did this last year only I gave discounts during each quarter...Now I've added even another incentive-if they email me before the game with their quess of who will win and if they are correct, I give them an added discount or extra gifty with their order! Tell me your ideas, if you try this and if it was successful!

Update: Congrats to Lisa Stenz who used this idea and brought in an unexpected $350 with only a day heads up to post this!!! Wahoo!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Today-Tuesday, Jan. 26, all consultants with an active MyCTMH Tier II site will be able to test-drive Studio-J and learn the ins and outs of this fabulous new tool before our customers have a go at it! You'll get special pricing...$9.95 for a layout (plus tax and shipping) It's a GREAT deal to do 10'll get FREE shipping and FREE page protectors!

Start Intoducing the NEW Studio J concept with your customers! Read all your updates for the customer release date coming in the spring!

If you have questions, first check the message board Studio J section at our CTMH consultant site.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Feb 4th Mega Meeting

Bren's Mega Meeting at Scrapbook Your Life

I will be teaching a cool flower technique and how to make your own CTMH glimmer mist!

Please join the Card Swap! (get extra creative cash!)


Spring Flowers using the Top Stitch papers

Pot Luck! Salad Bar! Sign Up!!! (below)

Supply list here for the make n take taught by Pnina
Top Stitch level 2 paper kit (or your choice)
·Paper cutter with scoring & cutting blade
·4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for base
·2-1/2" x 5" piece of cardstock for tag
·2-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of cardstock for tag matting
·Coordinating Stamps & Inks
·Sticky Strip™
·Exacto Blade
·Versamat/piercing tools
·1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches (or share)
·Crop-a-Dile™ tool
·3/16" corner rounder punch

Have something to share?

Sign up in advance for creative cash for our auction!

Salad Bar Potluck 6:00 start time…sign up for one or more!
Salad Ingredients:
o Almonds - Patty S
o Apple pieces - Anita
o Avocado
o Broccoli
o Corn nibblets - Denise
o Croutons
o Cucumbers - Anita
o Shredded Turkey -
o Hard boiled eggs
o Lettuce/fancy greens/arugala/spinach/spring/ romaine - bren
o Olives/black/green - Gail V.
o Onion
o Pear pieces
o Peas - Denise
o Pepperoncini
o Pine nuts
o Raisins -
o Bacon bits - Dana
o Shredded carrots - Dana
o Shredded Cheese/feta/cheddar/jack - Aisha
o Tomatoes - Dana
o Walnuts
o Sesame seeds
o Cranberries
o Candied pecans
o Mandarin oranges - tangerines - Pat

Bread Ideas:
o Mini muffins - tomatoe basil & mini pecan pie muffins (yum) Brandi
o Bread sticks/Crackers -
o Rolls - Garlic Cheddar (oh) Brandi

Dressing Ideas:
(3-5 different kinds)
o Italian - Sandra
o Balsamic vinaigrette
o Ranch - Patty S
o 1000 island - Sandra
o Bleu cheese
o Tomato vinaigrette
o Honey mustard -
Brandi is bringing a suprize dressing

o Regular soda - Darcie
o Diet soda - Darcie
o Iced tea -
o Water
o Lemonade - Denise (lite)
o Ice!!!! - Darcie

Utensils/cutlery/paper goods:
o Plates – Bren (I’ll bring table cloths too)
o Napkins - Bren
o Forks/spoons - Bren
o Cups - Bren
o Salad tongs - Bren

o Cookies - Gail V. & Anita
o Anything! Cheese ball - Brandi

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sermon Sunday

Hello all! Just back from the Orange County Scrapbook Expo! Fun times! Just want to send a little Joy and Inspiration for the holiday weekend...

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

photo by Janiod in Flickr

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Convention Color

Calling all Convention Goers!!! Remember, Tuesday, Jan 5th is the beginning of registration for DC this July! Even if you are on the payment plan, you still need to register! Our registration color is "Sweet Leaf". I am SO looking forward to this event!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I enter the New Year with the understanding that I am making a fresh start. I begin by discarding thoughts, attitudes, and habits that are not compatible with an excellent life. I let go of whatever caused past discouragement, disappointment, or disagreement. I know that seemingly negative outcomes are desires or goals that are yet to be fulfilled. I am open and receptive to new ideas, activities and relationships.
Each day, I can follow a fresh plan of fulfillment. I act on divine ideas that I receive in moments of prayer and inspiration. These ideas flow through wholesome, positive thoughts. As I use creative thinking to build upon divine ideas, my activities become more dynamic and my abilities are enhanced. Therefore, I enter this New Year with optimism, joy and enthusiasm.