Be the Hostess who GETs the mostest!

Birthday Funnies – my favorite “hostess” set this year

If you’ve leafed through the Annual Inspirations catalog, you’ve probably noticed the super darling stamp sets at the beginning (on pages 4-11).  And you might have noticed their discounted pricing!  

These darling sets are available exclusively to our party hostesses — if you host a gathering in your home OR if you pull some orders together for an online or “catalog” Party.

Once order totals reach $150 (before Tax and S&H), our hostesses are eligible for hostess rewards!  And the higher the order total, the more hostess benefits you can earn.  The chart below has all the different hostess reward levels.

With the Select Product Credit earned, hostesses may purchase a variety of products from the catalogs (stamp sets, paper packs & complements, cardstocks, ink pads, and more).  And to make those dollars go further, CTMHs creates a special collection of stamp sets that hostesses can buy at discounted prices!

We cherish our gathering hostesses so this is how we can show you a little extra CTMH-love!  

Here you can see all of the hostess sets to choose from — in this current Annual Inspirations catalog year.  Aren’t they fun?!  And there’s two more months to be able to earn these cuties!

Hostess Sets - Levels A and BA1183 – Little Things – $4

B1487 – Perfect Pear – $6

B1490 – Happy Hooray – $6

B1491 – Birthday Funnies – $6


Hostess Sets - Levels C and DC1624 – Birthday Wish – $8

C1632 – Say it All – $8

D1658 – #makesmehappy – $10

D1659 – Mini Messages – $10


Retiring - Hostess Set 1aRetiring - Hostess Set 1bBIRTHDAY FUNNIES is one of my very favorites from this catalog year!  I love birthday cards that make the recipient chuckle and this stamp set has a sentiment that will bring a smile or laugh to birthday boys and birthday girls at any age!  Here you can see how I added one of the sentiments to the inside of one of the cards from the Kaleidoscope Workshop on the Go Card Making Kit.  I think it ties in perfectly to the cake design on the front of the card!!!

Which hostess sets are your favorite(s)?  Leave a comment to this Blog Post with your favorite(s) and I’ll enter you in a drawing at the end of this month for a fun accessory item.

But in the mean time — if you’d like to earn these sets for yourself:

  1. Email me if you’re interested in having a home party in June or July so we can pick a date and get the ball rolling to make it great!
  2. You can also do a catalog/online show.  Email me if you’re interested in doing a catalog party and I can set it up online so you can share the link to your online party with friends near and far.  They can place their orders online and their items will be shipped directly to them within a few days!  Email me if you’re interested in doing an online catalog party in June or July so I can get the online party set up for you and to provide you with any hostess supplies you may need.
  3. And of course if you have a big wish list your own order might hit the hostess benefit levels in the chart below!  You can have your own catalog show all to yourself and you can click here to get the shopping party started!!!

Hostess Benefits Chart


Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I can’t wait to read about your favorite hostess reward sets in the comments!!! 

SOTM Blog Hop – The ‘short’ way to adorable!

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Happy 1st of month….

er, Happy Rose Blossom Blog Hop Day

We have a brand new SOTM (Stamp of the Month) set to play with!!!  It’s called THE LONG WAY HOME but I really think it’s more like the short way to adorable!  If you landed here from the Memories in Thyme Blog of the charming, talented Kim Sparks OR if you’re starting here with me, you are in the right place and I’m so glad you’re here!

June 2016 SOTM set - S1606 - The Long Way HomeWithout further ado, here’s THE LONG WAY HOME — a 15-piece set with stamps:

  • for transportation by bike, retro sedan, and (be still my heart!) a microBus! 
  • PLUS:  cute road signs, fun travel sentiments, and even a cluster of luggage

AND this month only — June 2016 — you can buy this stamp set for $17.95 OR better yet… you can get it for just $5 with a $50 order.

Between everything retiring from the Annual Inspirations catalog AND then all the cheery new products available in the Seasonal Expressions catalog, it isn’t hard to come up with a $50 “must have” list so be sure to snag yours at the $5 price!

I can’t wait to tour the hop myself to see what all my crafty friends created!  But in the mean time, you can check out the scrapbook page I created… with this stamp set and with the CALYPSO Workshop Your Way Kit.

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HAPPY TIMES: celebrating a graduation (+ a contest)

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 Gold Foil Detail on paper crafting supplies are THE BEST

This is the 4th and last layout from the scrapbook workshop guide I will give to customers who place an order and earn the free Happy Times paper collection this month.  I love this sunny, sparkly, floral layout to showcase our photos from celebrating the 8th Grade graduation of my oldest daughter!

The HAPPY TIMES collection created to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month has gold foil details in

  1. the “go bold” wide gold & white striped cardstock and
  2. the “delicate” accent on a floral cardstock pattern.

Happy Times - Layout 4 webThis layout uses both types!

If you look closely at my die cut flowers, you’ll see the top layer showing the outline of the flowers were cut from the delicate floral cardstock and  just love how that sets the stage for the bling gems to be put into the center of those flowers.  

If you look across the horizontal center of the layout, you’ll see some of the bold gold stripes dividing the photos and journaling spaces on the top of the grid from the decorative elements at the bottom. Read more »

HAPPY TIMES: celebrating adult birthdays (+ a contest)

Happy Times - Layout 3b web

The HAPPY TIMES collection of papers is so diverse — there’s ombre’, there’s bold gold, there are several different florals… AND in this layout, I’m showing something new — wood-grain B&T paper!

Happy Times - Layout 3 webI’m a fool for woodgrain papers and HAPPY TIMES  actually gives you two different ones and they’re both in a nice go-with-everything neutral color.  This layout featured a wide stripe of woodgrain that is placed vertically on this layout.  FYI — on the flip side of the patterned paper shown, is a more narrow woodgrain in a diagonal stripe.

How wonderful it is to have options!  I like the smaller scale woodgrain for smaller sized projects (like cards) and I really like the wide grain for 12×12 scrapbook layouts!   And I think both look fantastic with the multicolor floral patterned papers!  Don’t you think so too? Read more »

May 25, 2016 - Margots Mix Blog    No Comments

Albums, gorgeous Photo Albums….


#AllThe Albums:  on sale now from Close to my Heart!

I’ve been posting a few scrapbook layouts that I’ve made lately.  The best place to store all these beauties is in Close to my Heart photo albums!

They’re an amazing quality, durable wipe-cleanable covers and available in a 3-ring binder style and/or in a post bound style.  And in this month (less than a week left) you can get them at 25% off!!!  Click here to see all the photo album options.

And don’t forget — Close to my Heart offers the best page protectors.  Durable plastic with options for top-load, side load, and pocketed pages for pocket scrapbooking enthusiasts.  Here’s a link to all of our album accessories including said page protectors, flip flaps, spine expanders, album (spine) labels, and more.