Sunday, March 25, 2012

CTMH Lasso A Stamp Set Layout

Over 6 weeks ago, I received this chipboard card in an envelope inviting me to the Close To My Heart Convention in Dallas.  When I received it, I hadn't yet decided if I was making the trek to Convention this year.  I laid the card on the shelf.  Within a few days of receiving the card, I made the monumental decision to not only attend Convention, but to also apply to be a presenter at Extravaganza.  For those of you who have never been to a Convention, Extravaganza is a terrific 4 hours where we learn all about the new products from fellow Consultants.  Part of the application requirement was to complete a 1 to 2 minute presentation video.  I remembered that post card laying on the shelf and thought it would be a great way to open my video.  After completing all the necessary requirements for application, the post card went back to the shelf.  A week or so ago, CTMH announced a contest called Lasso a Stamp Set.  The contest is to complete an scrapbook layout incorporating that infamous post card.  WhooWho...mine was still laying on the shelf!  Another requirement was that you had to be signed up to attend Convention. 

As an order to attend the CTMH Conventions (this year's is in Dallas) you must be a Consultant.  There is a great deal this month...if you sign up to be a Consultant during March, you will receive the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Bundle as a part of your package.  If you already have the cartridge set, you can elect to receive $100 in select product credit.  WHAT A DEAL!  :o)  There is still time, if you have ever considered becoming a Consultant, now is the time.  Send me a message and we can discuss the opportunity.

Anyway, I set out to make my layout and here it is...
As I was thinking about what I wanted to create, I remembered all the fun we had at the 2010 Convention in Washington and I dug out the pictures.  No one was able to make the cross country trip to the 2011 Convention, but several of us are going to Dallas.  Ah, there was my layout!  There are several fun things in the layout.  All of the butterflies and stars are cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I hand set Bitty Sparkles and the center Sparkles on the largest star. (Whew, that was a task...)  And, if you look closely, the face of the pocket watch in the upper corner has been coated in Liquid Glass to make it look more like the crystal.  There is even an invitation ticket in the lower corner.  Speaking of invitations, if you are already a Consultant, you really should consider going to Convention.  I learned so much in DC while having an absolute blast!

Just for the fun of it, I'm including my Extravaganza Presentation Video.  Now that I have the right camera I think I'll get back to doing YouTube videos.  I enjoyed making that one awhile back about watercolors.
For Now, Happy Crafting!


Cynthia said...

Great video, Cindy!! Very clear explanation--and wonderful cards too!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Great job Cindy!! Your projects are always so inspiring and hopefully you'll get to be a presenter at the convention! Hugs, Doris