Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Studio J layouts.

Here are some layouts I did in the Studio. I purchased a 1 year membership. This gets me 50% off my layouts, exclusive patterns and templates. I also get 1 free shipment a month. I am thrilled to be able to incorporate the studio layouts with my traditional layouts. I am getting more treasured memories scrapped and I still have tons of pictures and memories to to traditionally scrap. The best of both worlds!
You can access the studio on MY WEBSITE. Use it free and pay for just the layouts you want. However, I recommend you get a membership for the best prices!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Last weekend I was scrapping with some amazingly talented paper crafters. They inspired me to use different supplies, like glitter, and embossing powders and other mediums that I have not used in quite some time.
Here is a card I made mixing embossing powders.

The embossing powders I used were:
COCOA on the Tree
CLEAR DETAIL on the Gratitude. (Inked it with Cocoa ink, then embossed clear detail over the image.
CRYSTAL BLUE and cocoa mixed for the edges and the Chipboard.
The gratitude is from the Nov. Stamp of the Month Set on page 109.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our Recipe/Photo box Z1322 $6.95 on pg94

I used the Mistletoe paper pack and the new OLD WORLD ALPHABET SET (E1017 with 75 letters and numbers! look on page 83)

I used the new Flourishes Metal foundry embellishments which are on page 92 and sell for just $4.95.

The flowers are from the new Mistletoe Level 2 assortment pack. Just $4.95 on page 91. Take a look at the pack.....It is a holiday gotta have!

I also used lots of my new favorites both the colored sparkles and Opaques which are on page 90 and those packets sell for just $2.95 a piece.

You can view the ideabook on my website at http://kpekin.myctmh.com
Click the idea book on the lower right and browse through the whole book.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sept 11th 2010

How do you honor this day in history? Many of us remember all to well where we were on 9/11. How we felt. How surreal the world was.
What do we do to honor those that lost their lives? I believe we LIVE. We DO good with our lives. Set goals, take action, FEEL SUCCESS! This is what we are supposed to do. That is living. Moving forward.

There are so many areas in our lives that just happen to us. Stop and think....What do you want to happen to you? What do you want to experience? We have the gift of life. That means we have the choice to improve and grow.
Honor the gift of life.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WORKSHOP on the GO Kits are an awesome DEAL!

The workshop kits are valued at 32.95 and you can purchase them for $29.95. Each new paper theme has its own workshop packet contains:

  1. Level 2 paper pack
  2. Exclusive B size stamp set
  3. embellishments
  4. Step by step instructions to create layouts and Cards.
To see all the Workshop on the go kits, go to my website  Click on the New AUTUMN/WINTER idea book and turn to page 25.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August - Sept Campaign! 3 mini album kits!

Close To My Heart Consultant. Here are five ways to get this outstanding mini album kit: (Note: We’ve saved the best for last, so be sure to read all five!) 
1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $29.95. 
2. Purchase $25 in My Acrylix® stamps and get the Triple Play kit for just $15. 
3. Spend $40 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5! 
4. Host a Gathering with sales of $300 or more and get Triple Play FREE! 
5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant and get the kit FREE! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Here was the color palette that Jeanette posted on her blog.

I made this card using a pattern in the WISHES card pattern book,
and the B1353 "a little Buzz" Stamp set ($13.95)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Engagement Party Signs

These signs were made by team member Pegge Harris  for her Daughters engagement party. Then  they will fit right into her album!

Than you Pegge for sharing

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bamboo, Sorbet, Juniper and Chocolate

I used the glitter rub-ons with for the hello and the image in the middle of the flower. I used a glue pen on the wings and let it dry to a tacky.....then applied the glitter to it from the rub-on sheet.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Last Mondays Color Challenge on Jeanettes Blog

Any Team members or customers have samples to share with this palette?

I am working on finishing convention Create n take on the new different size FLIP FLAPS.....I will post on Sunday.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate! 

Click here to access my website for the sale

The Constant Campaign for August is AMAZING, with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From on August 4 at 9 am (MDT) through August 11, while supplies last, you and your customers can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on my CTMH website.
To see the list of the items that are available, email me and I will send you the list. This is the best sale we have ever had.

***PLEASE BE PATIENT on the 4th. There is bound to be high traffic due to the volume of people trying to place orders. I want you to take advantage of the specials. The prices will be worth it.
My webaddress is: http://kpekin.myctmh.com
My email for the LIST OF SALE ITEMS is kpekin@usa.net

Color palette: Juniper/Tulip/Creme Brulee/Sorbet

This is the color palette in the retiring PERFECT DAY paper pack. Here is a layout where I random stamped the Paisley Praise stamp set D1414. Used the color palette and loved creating this layout.
Here is a sample of how I stamped the paper:

Look at the FULL LAYOUT....


This is for team members to post artwork they did with the color me Monday palette posted mondays on Jeanettes BLOG. http://www.jeanettelynton.com/

Last weeks color combo was Juniper, Tulip, Desert Sand and Cocoa. Do you have a creation using this color palette? Do you have a new tip and Technique you want to share with others? POST HERE!!!

How are you Challenging Yourself to "STEP OUT OF THE BOX?"

Please share what you are doing to challenge yourself with CTMH. This could be a business or creative focus. PLEASE SHARE!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Special From Mary Christensen

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2. Post a 5-star review before August 21 by clicking on one of these live links

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I am a strong believer of KNOWING the industry we are in and LEARNING how to SUCCEED. If you are reading this, you have an interest in succeeding in your business. Many people ask me how. For whatever reason, I have always searched out information to help me achieve my goals. Invest in your success by READING and LEARNING from those who have succeeded.

My Recommendation is to go to the DSWA (Direct Selling Women's Alliance). Sign up to be a member and you will have access to many taped lectures by the best of the best. You can search the area where you feel you need help. These taped calls motivate you in all areas of your Direct Selling business. I also would insist that you need to get the BUILD IT BIG book put out by the DSWA. Keep it by your bed. It has 1 to 3 page articles. Look up what you want to improve and read about how you can improve what you are doing.

If you are a CLOSE TO MY HEART consultant, the Training Academy and the Listening Library are more specific to our company and will help you tremendously.

SUCCESS doesn't just happen to you, YOU have to MAKE IT HAPPEN. Educate yourself. No one can do it for you. Give yourself the tools and information to succeed. Read and listen to others who gladly share their strategies with you.

One thing that I find fascinating, is that the key to success is spelled out for everyone. It is not a trick. There is not a secret to success. You have to be responsible for making it happen for you.

Monday, July 12, 2010



WORKSHOP TIMES: 10:00am and 6:30pm
COST: $10.00. $5.00 refunded with any $50.00 purchase.
BRING: Your adhesive.


Email me at: kpekin@usa.net
CAll 619-316-6831


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Convention is winding down....

I am so grateful for many things in my life. One is my association with Close to My Heart. I am always challenged to continue to grow and learn While I have mainly been posting artwork to inspire others in their crafty creations, I realized that helping others achieve their goals in this industry of Direct Selling is also a huge part of what I love and this blog has not been addressing that.  I hope that I can share experiences and information I have learned over the years to help you continue to work and achieve your goals.

I would appreciate ideas and feedback on anything I post. If you have tried any strategy or Idea I share, please post and share what worked or did not work and why you think that is so. The more we help and support each other the more successful each of us will be.

Here is to enjoying our crafting and businesses!

Monday, June 14, 2010

June 17th Workshop! Cost just $10.00

Class times are Thurs. 10:00am and 7:00pm. Space is limited. Email me to reserve your spot.

sample using our new "A-door-ables" chipboard

The paper is pattern paper used from both the Cherry O paper pack, and the Passages paper pack. Mix and Match your papers!


I have also been sending emails of the Daily Deals and posting on FB. If you would like to be on my mailing list, please email me your address. My email is kpekin@usa.net.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jackpot JUNE 7th!

I Purchased all 5 chipboards AND GOT THE $13.95 stamp set FREE and paid ONLY $27.13!! This included SHIPPING TOO!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


PAPER PACKS - JUST $10.00 EACH! Jackpot is in ONE of the paper packs. Get All packs and you are GUARANTEED to get the FREE JACKPOT! go to http://kpekin.myctmh.com to get yours before supplies run out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

$200.00 BUNDLE for just $80.00!!!

Last year these bundles were really worth the surprise! It is amazing the awesome products I received in the surprise bundles. Get yours today on my webiste at:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


GO to my WEBSITE at http://kpekin.myctmh.com to buy kits for just 7.00 each. That is a 30% savings!. In one of the packets there is the JACKPOT of the RIBBON ROUNDS.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cherry O Album

This is an album that I worked on with Amber Engel and Rae Jamison. It is Amber's baby's first year album. We wanted to get the book done and we only worked with the Cherry O paper pack and the Creative Basics paper that match. Here is what we did:

Monday, April 12, 2010

I love this pattern! Email me at kpekin@usa.net for the template

Here is a template that you can make either a card holder OR a Mini album. I have had so much fun with this and am looking forward to making them with many different paper packs.

Here are some pictures:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Father In Law!

This is one of my all time favorite paper packs. The SIMPLE PLEASURES from CTMH. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Make a set of cards and give them away in this cute purse box.

Email me at kpekin@usa.net to get the pattern for the purse.

My Wedding layout Using the Veranda Paper Pack

Here is the layout you can make with the WOTG package. It comes with step by step directions to create this layout. I loved the idea to use the Stazon brown pad to make the pewter elements look like the antique copper ones. Very cool!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some layouts of the Cousins back on the East Coast

I have not journaled these yet, but you will see space allocated for it.