Friday, December 30, 2011

Perfect Gifts (2 page LO with 11 pictures!)

Two page LO with 11 pictures. Page map is CTMH from the Miracle book all papers and stamps are CTMH from the Believe Workshop Kit. Trees from Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Santa's beard and trim are done with Fun Flock and Liquid Applique.  Please contact me if you'd like information on any of these products or help designing a LO to showcase your holiday photos.

Left page~ This little booklet is how I got 11 pictures on a two page LO.

Right page

Front side of booklet

Back side of booklet...I could have added two more pictures here.

Merry Christmas LO

Merry Christmas bloggy followers...I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! I love to add my family letter to my Christmas pages so we can easily go back and see the highlights for the year. This LO was inspired by Creative Memories, used Cricut George for circles, Serenade for the tree trunk, Christmas for the banner, Wild Card for the sentiment, Art Philosophy and Christmas Cheer for the gifts.  Cuttlebug Divine Swirls on some of the leaves. White Daisy & Cirtrus Leaf CTMH inks, stars CTMH.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Good morning ladies! I hope you are all having a season and are gearing up for a Merry Christmas.  I encourage you to take a few minutes for yourself to work on or plan your projects to keep yourself motivated.  To help with that, CTMH has a great promotion that is also a sneak peek into the new Idea Book that will be available in about 6 weeks! 

The promotion is an E sized stamp set...yes an E size that is an approximate 8x11" sheet of great stamps...there is more.  This promotion also comes with a set of Collage Cubes.  Collage Cubes is a new interactive set of blocks that you can decorate, stamp and create to make your own fun coversation piece.  Rock the Block is only $15 with any purchase of $25 from the current Idea Book. It is available from December 19-January 31st.  After January 31st the items will only be available at full retail.  Please contact me for the flyer that shows the full detail of this wonderful stamp set.

I have already recieved the set and would love to show it off at your customized gathering! Please contact me if you'd like to be a hostess~

Again, I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I am so thankful to have wonderful friends and customers like you!
Siobhan's CTMH site

 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

Monday, October 31, 2011

Close to My Heart Deals

CTMH has a GREAT deal for November. A special stamp set, Holiday Wishes is available for just $5 when you spend just $25 in *qualifying stamp purchases (see attached flyer for additional details).  This beautiful stamp set has 4 coordinating Cricut Cartridge cuts ~ together this is a beautiful beginning to your holiday cards, pages and projects. This special stamp set is only available until November 30th so don't wait!

Also, CTMH will now allow YOU to gain hostess credit on individual purchases!!! Simply spend $150 on your own or with others, no gathering required, place your order through me and YOU, will get a minimum $25 in hostess credit.  For additional information on hostess rewards please see page 2 of your Idea Book or contact me.  This is a great option for those of you who would love the benefits afforded to hostesses, but just cannot get a gathering together.  Of course, I LOVE to do gatherings, and will still meet with you and your friends.  Gathering hostesses always will receive an extra treat from me!
I have included a flyer for the November SOTM Cherish the Day as well.  This stamp set is a great way to highlight any special day whether it is a birthday, special event or a wonderful day to Cherish.

Have you got your exclusive Cricut Cartridge yet? This wonderful cartridge set coordinates with both of the stamp sets above and has hundreds of other images for your to create something uniquely yours.  This would be a wonderful Christmas gift for you...have your loved ones contact me at to order yours today.  Its just $99

So not making bloggy promises art!

I know that I have promised to do better, but I just haven't done well at all at keeping the blog up. So here are some pages that I have done since the last time I posted :)

This LO was done using the Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge.  I used it for several CTMH gatherings.  I just love getting together with others to help them craft!

At the Burtlow home we are fighting about dinner once a week now. Sunday mornings we develop a menu for the week.  It was working so well I decided to craft a menu board using a 13x19 photo frame & several Cricut cuts. I used Art Philosophy, Designer's Calendar, From My Kitchen, Nifty Fifties, Pooh and Friends, Dreams Come True plus lots of ink, glssy accents and glitter!

A get well card for a team member.  I can't remember what Cricut carts I used...Designer's Calendar, Indy Art Paper Doll Dress Up...I think.

Shelby's 8th Grade class made movies about school issues.  Shelby's group won for best editing.  The school held an achievement ceremony ala Academy Awards style.  It was so much fun! Lots of CMTH stamps and Tim Holtz products used on this one.

Logan's first birthday.  I used A Child's Year and Birthday Bash plus several punches & the crimper. The candle is cool IRL.  I used glossy accents on the dripping wax and it makes it look much more realistic.

Logan at 2.  He stuffed some balls up his shirt and came to show his daddy...absolutely hilarious! I used the Toy Story cart and Mickey and Friends on this one.

I DO NOT scrap chronologically..,.I just can't get into it that way.  This LO is of my kiddos playing peek a boo about 11 years ago. I used B is for Boy throughout this one .

Ahhhh...beautiful Princess Mom.  Art Philosophy, Hannah Montana and lots of bling and ink on this one.

My sweet babes sharing a tender moment. Cricut Art Philosophy and CTMH stamps.

OMG! I am a terrible MOM! Both of my kids informed me last spring that they were having trouble seeing so I took them to the eye dr.  Of course they both needed glasses and when we picked them up they remarked how pretty the mountains were with the trees and the shapes in the clouds.  I cannot believe that I'd had no idea that they couldn't see befor the glasses. I used Songbrid, Dude and Paper Doll Dress up on this one.

Well, thanks for catching up with me.  I really do hope to have more soon...Hunter got to meet President Obama and see Air Force One so those should be some cool photos!

Until next time...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Additional Constant Campaign!!! Amazing Deals to be had!

In addition to the fabulous deal that I told you about a couple of weeks ago, CTMH is offering yet another Constant Campaign to celebrate National Stamping Month. From August 15th, through September 30th we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You
can get the exclusive My Acrylix, Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75. This will be in addition to the other deals I have already told you about!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New IDEA BOOK and my two loves together!!!

The NEW Close to My Heart Idea Book is now out! I am sooooo excited about this book and the new products.  I am super excited to announce that CTMH has paired with Provo Craft to create a fabulous, new Cricut Cartridge! Now my two personal favorite paper crafting tools (stamping and Cricut) can be used together!!!

The Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy collection comes with everything show above for only $99.  That is the Cricut cartridge, 3 exclusive stamp sets and 3 sheets of dimentional elements.  The cartridge has over 700 images and many coordinate with other CTMH stamps! These are designated in the new Idea Book.

Here is just a sample of the images you can cut with your Cricut.

 A few more things that I'd like point out about the new Idea Book:
  • The price of stamp sets has droped! An A-size is only $6.95 US , a B-size set is only $9.95  a C-size is only $13.95  and a D-size set is a remarkable $17.95 . Don’t forget the E-size; it’s $29.95
  • The patterned paper is now a heavier weight and cuts beautifully in the Cricut. It is also sturdy enough to be used as a page base.   Paper packs prices have also been lowered lowered to $9.95! That is 9.95 for 6 double sided patterned papers and 6 coordinating cardstock colors!!!
  • Cardstock can now be purchased in shade packs, 12 sheets for $7.95. (page 9 in the Idea Book)
  • You can earn hostess credit with a minimum order of $150.  Previously you had to have at least two orders for a gathering AND $ you can earn $25 in FREE product just for spending $150!
  • The Stamp of the Month Program has changed and you can now get the monthly stamp set for only $5 when you spend a minimum $50!!!
August 2011 Stamp of the Month
And if this isn't enough to entice you...IN CELEBRATION OF OUR NEWLY UPDATED STAMP OF
the Month program, CTMH is throwing in a little somethingextra: a FREE* bonus stamp set! In August, when you place an order of $50 or more in products AND purchase the August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked, for just $5, you’ll receive the My Acrylix® A Typeface bonus A-size set FREE (retail value
$6.95)! Think of it as two promotions in one—qualify for and purchase the discounted August Stamp of the Month set, and they’ll throw in a second stamp set FREE!

                                                                       It’s Extra! Extra!

If you don't have a new Idea Book and you'd like to see it, here's a link to the NEW IDEA BOOK
I will also be happy to send you one. You can place an order at My CLOSE to MY HEART site or you may contact me.  My contact information is listed on my site.

I hope you all find great inspiration in this new book! I know I have!

Happy Crafting

PS...I am still not done...August-September Constant Campaign

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, CTMH is offering their first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 US  from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase, becasue it is FREE! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!  I'll send some additional information on this closer to August 15th.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CTMH Stronger Together Campaign

Ladies, I wanted to tell you about an awesome opportunity to get some great product and to help those affected by the recent tornados and floods in our wonderful country.

CTMH is offering the Stronger Together campaign where you can purchase the You and Me scrapbook kit for only $15!!! This kit includes the following:

You & Me Scrapbooking Kit Includes:
1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers (New! Cardstock-weight)
1 – 6" × 9" You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Crème Brulee, Olive, Smoothie

Can you believe it? A D size stamp set for $15 plus all the fabulous paper & gems! This is an incredible way to help out! CTMH is donating a portion of each kit sold to the American Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations.

To get your kit please got to my website Siobhan's Siteand then use the Shop online tab. Click on Stronger Together to get this fantastic deal! Don't delay as this promotion is limited.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Some other recent random work...

Photo of my son in front of a jelly bean statue of Marilyn Monroe. DCWV Sweet Stack papers. Pooh Font and the candy store was cut from My Community. The candy jar is from Just Because Cards.
The journal tag is CTMH

Used Cricut Life's a Beach cartridge for the sentiment and the palm trees. The sun is cut from Just Because cards. The palm trees are curled and inked and the trunk was ran through the crimper. The sentiment is the same kraft cardstock as the tree but was colored with Saphire Glimmer Mist. The background of the LO was also sprayed with Glimmer mist. Lastly the sun was spritz with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist and then Gold. TFL!

 1st side of my Colorado Swarm page. Used Everyday Cricut and Just Because Cards. CTMH and CM papers.
2nd side of my Colorado Swarm page. Used Everyday Cricut and Just Because Cards. CTMH and CM papers.

LO of a wonderful girls weekend! Used Cricut Life's a Beach, Nifty Fifties and Ashlyn's Alphabet. Lots of ink and distressing.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

CTMH Deals and Specials Galore!

Happy Arpil to all of my friends and customers out there!
I have several April Specials to tell you about so grab a cup of coffee or whatever you enjoy and sit back and wait to be inspired!

As you all know, the country of Japan was recently devastated by an earthquake, the subsequent tsnami and now the nuclear plant failures. CTMH has given it's customers an opportunity to help in a small way. This stamp set is available for purchase for just $5 will 100% of the procedures going to help the people of Japan. You can order this set either online @ Siobhan's MYCTMH or directly through me.

The second deal to tell you about is awesome for those of you who like to order @ Siobhan's MYCTMH , or for those of you who'd like to try that out! It is super easy and the prodcuts will be delivered right to your door. If you've never looked around my website now is a great time! Not only can you place and order there but you can get lots of fabulous ideas and learn new techniques! Ok, so here's the deal...

During April, when you place an order of $100 US or more @ Siobhan's MYCTMH, you’ll receive one My Reflections® Level 1 kit of your choice FREE during our Lovin’ Level 1 campaign. Choose from several popular Level 1 kits. 
A Level 1 Kit includes the following:
4 – 12" × 12" Preprinted Pages
2 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos® Papers
2 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets
2 – 12" × 6" My Stickease®
Adhesive Sheets
That’s a retail value of $9.95!

And don't forget, this deal will automatically qualify for the April Stamp of the Month for FREE! This fabulous stamp set is worth $22.95!

Now if all of this isn't enough to get you shopping, I have another deal for those of you who like to digital scrap or for those of you who are wanting to get involved with digi scrapping. Sparkle with Studio J will

let your Studio J® layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members get free bling when they buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with FREE self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems! Please contact me for further information on this promotion and to become a Studio J member!

Ok, if you are just super overwhelemed but you want to get in on some great CTMH products, I am offering a 10% discount this month for orders placed throgh me directly. Just call me or e-mail me by April 15th with your order. I will place the order on April 16th AND 1 of my lucky customers will be randomly drawn to get a FREE April Stamp of the Month...what, your individual order already qualifies you for a great discount on this stamp set? You will then get the February set, Friendship!

I am really looking forward to serving you this month and can't wait to see the fabulous creations you come up with!

If you don't have a current Idea Book and would like one, please let  me know.  As always, if you refer a friend to me, I will send you a special gift when they order.

Hugs and blessings,


Thursday, March 31, 2011

You Quack me UP

A quick LO of little Hunter when he was 3 years old.  He is sucking his thumb and twisting his ear and being silly like always.  What a character.  He really does "quack us up!"  Papers are CM, felt is CTMH and the die cut title and ducks are from Cricut Just Because Cards. TFL!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Help Wendy celebrate 1500 followers & win some Blog Candy

Help Wendy celebrate 1500 followers!!!

  Wendy the Bling Queen has just passed 1500 followers!  Wahoooo!!!  Congratulations Wendy!  She has a great stash of blog candy up for grabs so go check out her blog, become a follower if you aren't already and leave her a comment letting her know that Siobhan at Dream of Scrapin sent you!  That way you get an entry to win her blog candy and so do I! 
BTW, this reminds me I need to get in gear with some posts! Ugh!

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Blog to Check Out!

A few of my friends and a few of their friends have started a new blog Cricut World  It is all Circut all the Time! They have already posted a few projects for us to see! Check them out and give a little love while you are there!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New CTMH Idea Book!

The new idea book has gone live and I have sent it to those who've asked for one! If you haven't previously received an Idea Book from me and would like one, please let me know and I'll get it out.  In addition to the awesome products in the Idea Book, you can also click on the link for Great deals on retired products!  CTMH also has a fabulous promotion for new consultants. Please let me know if becoming a consultant is something that interests you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chance at winning an Imagine!

Be sure and go to Ginger Adams' page on Facebook, LIKE the page and then tell her that Siobhan Burtlow sent you.  She is giving away an Imagine, and some other cool things!

More new stuff!

Doubt I will get much done in the way of crafting today.  Even though I am on vacation I will be going into work to assist with an informational meeting for staff wanting to promote ~ should be a good meeting...I sure don't mind going in on my days off to help with something like this! :)

Here are a few items I finished up yesterday.  The LO's were actually started back in October, but at that time all I completed was the picture selection and the title.

This LO is taken of my daughter on our summer vacation, I will be posting an almost identical one of my son, So cool that my DH got very similar pictures of the kids while swimming. Details: Sun is from Just Because cards and is inked wtih CTMH orange ink and spritz with Glimmer Mist, Tiger Lilly and Marshmallow; title and girl are from Cricut H20 and the title is covered with CTMH Liquid Glass. Umbrella is from Cricut Life's a Beach, embossed with the Cuttlebug and inked with Cats Eye chalks. Background paper is Paper Pizazz.

Identical page as the one for my daughter, just changed up a few colors. Thanks for looking!

Small card <4"x2" Card base & mat cut with Just Because Cards (Cricut), cupcake stamp is CTMH, Good Times with Liquid Applique for the icing. Stash eyelets are pushed into the icing. Edges inked with Cats Eye Orchid Petal

Thanks for looking ~ have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Staycation...a girl could get used to this & more new cards

I have made pretty good use of my staycation! I LOVE my career and am doing some pretty exciting things with it, but a little vacation is just what I needed to get myself back into the creative mood. My New Year's resolution or goal is to be more productive.  I have recently gotten back into living the principles of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~ thanks to a little (HUGE) opportunity to instruct this at work. As a result I am planning better and getting more meaningful things done!

Sooo what have I gotten done?  My application for a promotional exam is complete...and ready for me to deliver once a few great friends proof it...I have made cinnamon rolls, from scratch...I have a pot of corn chowder (from scratch too) cooking on the stove and I have had some great fun creating! Here are a few of my latest items...for a closer view just click on the photo.

Circular card cut from Wild Card. Blue paper is CTMHembossed with Cuttlebug and sanded to distress, torn for layers using CM wavy paper tearing tool. Stamped images are Imaginisce and colored with colored pencils, blending with CTMH blending pen. Clouds are from Pooh & Friends Cricut Cart and sun is Gypsy Wanderings (Cricut). Glitter pen accents are Gelly Roll.

  Bazzill & CTMH papers. Flower and bling are EK Success, ink CTMH embossed with clear embossing powder. Top and middle layer are embossed with Cuttlebug. Top layer is spritz with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. 

 Background paper is CTMH cardstock cut with Cricut Wildcard, scored with Martha Stewart scoring board. Flowers are from my stash with matching CTMH brads. Sentiment is CTMH embossed with Ranger embossing powder. Tag is from Just Because Cards

I have also joined my buddies the Night Owls in keeping track of the cartridges that we've used so I will be doing a better job on listing those here.

Don't forget about the CTMH January specials listed in my January 1st post. For more information contact me at or vist Siobhan's CTMH Site