Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Puerto Vallarta Scrapbook Album

I was so fortunate to be rewarded for a year of hard work with a 6 day vacation from 
CTMH in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
I was so looking forward to it and we had an amazing time. 
I was also given (among other things) a beautiful Scrapbook Album and precut pieces to 
make the following pages.  As I was taking my dear friend with me, I decided to give her 
the album so that she could scrapbook her trip.











Hope you like the finished result - she loved it :O) 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Live Beautifully Scrapbook Layout #3

Oooh I am so so happy with this layout. It did take me a while to make it as there are lots of details on it but is was so worth it.
I knotted the grey twin to give it more texture and had to join strips of paper to be able to make the long ruffle underneath the photo.
I used Raspberry and Pomegranate ink to create the flowers along with New England Ivy green for the leaves.
Remember - this paper is only available until the end of May and it is while supplies last so don't miss out - visit my site at sarabatkin.ctmh.com to get yours today
Love Sara xxx

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Live Beautifully Scrapbook #2

This paper is just so so pretty - This time I used the SeaGlass colors along with Whisper for a soft dreamy look. Because there are so many pretty patterns in this Paper Pack - there are so many different color combinations avaialable.
Remember there are less than 2 weeks left to order these limited edition items - so be sure to visit my website to order yours xx Sarabatkin.ctmh.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Live Beautifully - Scrapbook layout 1

Here is the first of my pretty layouts made with the May scrapbooking special - Live Beautifully paper and matching cardstock. Oh I am so in love with the beautiful flowers and script writing - it so so my style. It also has beautiful delicate geometric patterns and ombre effect watercolor in Sea Glass or pink.
Just 2 weeks left to order it so don't wait as it is while supplies last.

Visit my website and see these 2 items PLUS a gorgeous Cut Above 5 Layout kit and a discounted bundle including a grey album.
http://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1705-nsm-live-beautifully.aspx

My team members get my cutting guides for free so that they can use them easily in their businesses - sharing the love right??
So I am looking for 2 people to join my team and they will get an addition free gift from me in addition to $50 of re product credit from CTMH, plus the Cut Above Live beautifully kit (value $44.95)

Click the link below to learn more and join my team xx
http://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May CTMH Planner Page

This I think is one of my favorite color combinations . I had seen this page colored in pinks nd magentas and purples and it was beautiful but I wanted t do something different.
I decided to pick the pastel peach and yellows through to the deep Marigold Yellow and I am absolutely thrilled with the result. 
I added liquid glass and the Shimmer Brush to the colored areas as you can see in the photo on the left hand side.
Hope you like it as much as I do - Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

New Products for FREE :O)

Oh I love the first month of a new Seasonal Expressions booklet - so much fun new stuff, from Unicorns to Palm Trees, Cactus & Llamas to Bears, Camping & Lumberjacks.

You can view the Booklet online here :-  online-idea-book.aspx

But how would you like $50 of new products free???

When you join my Legacies of Love Team you will receive  $50 of select product credit to spend of new items in addition to the standard sign up kit items.  Plus you receive my exclusive monthly cutting guides for Scrapbook pages and cards :O)

Click on the link and join my team today and get your $50 of free product  http://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx 

I can't wait for you to join us in the rapidly growing Legacies of Love Team and be included in the fun that we have xxx

Love Sara xxxx

Monday, May 01, 2017

Love U card

OOOh I love this new Stamp of the month - fun words and flowers. Whats not to love , its small enough to be the focal point of a card and big enough to use as a title on a scrapbook page.
I used the U from the word Laugh as the stand alone letter and I LOVE IT :O)
Let me know if you would like this set - its only available this month x

Monday, April 24, 2017

Puerto Vallarta Scrapbook Album

I have posted the link below to the video which I made of my Puerto Vallarta CTMH Land Tour Scrapbook Album.
I spent a week in Mexico, relaxing and having fun, courtesy of CTMH - I love it when they give me free vacations :O)

Blogger seemingly won't let me post the video but the link will take you to my CTMH Facebook page where you can see it there - I do hope you like what I made, I used mainly the CTMH How TO programs, Cherish, Imagine and Magic as the ideas for the layouts xx

https://www.facebook.com/SaraBatkinCTMHLegaciesOfLove/videos/1365270576843785/

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dreamin' Big Scrapbook Layout

Here is my layout featuring the Dreaming' Big Workshop your way.
I have added the Seagrass Glitter paper for some shimmer and shine and I love the finished result.
It would make a great layout for a spring walk in the sunshine :O)
Hope you like it.
Love Sara xxx

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April CTMH Planner pages

Oh my goodness - look how pretty the pages for my CTMH planner page turned out.
I love the combination of the purples and turquoises shades are.
I used the gold shimmer brush and the clear brush too over the top of the Markers - because you all know how I like the glittery effect.
Hope you like it and that you have colored your planner too xxx

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heritage Scrapbook page

This was last night and todays adventure into the world of textural scrapbooking pages.
I wanted to make a Heritage style page which featured both my beloved dad and my son.
I am so very happy with the finished result as it uses all CTMH product.
I did add a few retried items which you may have in your stash :O)

But pretty mush everything is available on my website. (sarabatkin.ctmh.com)
Hope you like this as much as I do as I absolutely love this xxx
Love Sara x

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This was the grand prize from my event Saturday - and I was so so happy with the finished result.
I cut the heart shape out on the card using the Thin Cuts, die cuts with my Big Shot embossing machine. Love our CTMH Thin Cuts moe than ever as in March they are on sale for 25% discount - wooohooo.

I used a retired embossing folder after I had cut the shape out and used the Hello Lovely paper and matching embellishments to decorate it - Hope you like it :O)

Dont forget to check out the thin cuts on sale on my website x


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sparkle with me :O)

I would love you to join my team and have as much fun as I do playing with paper, and glitter and ribbon and all things CTMH. 
Whether you want your paper crafting projects at a discount, or want and excuse to get together with your friends, make a little extra cash or to build a business and earn amazing trips around the world then Close To My Heart is the place for you xx
Join my team and get great support from our team only page on Facebook and exclusive 'Sara designed" cutting guides.

If this sounds just perfect for you click HERE and join my Legacies of Love team - you are welcome here xxxxx

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tea-riffic March Stamp of the Month

Here is another fun card with the adorable March Stamp of the Month. I used the Dreaming Big paper pack as I love the whisper grey woodgrain pattern.
I used the Watercolor pencils to color the flowers and the cup.
I added the little white gems to the centers of the flowers for some texture and the gorgeous SeaGlass glitter paper for sparkle.
Visit my website to get the supplies to make this cute card xx sarabatkin.ctmh.com
Hope you like it - Love Sara x

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Tea-riffic card

Here is another fun card - which you could use for  birthday or a thank you or even a get well card.
A little different from my usual style but I'm happy with it :O) I used the watercolor pencils to color the tea cups and then added liquid glass over the colored areas.
Hope you like it too xx

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tea-riffic - Stamp of the month TeaBag holder & Card

Look how adorable this cute Tea Bag envelope is and it uses 
It's perfect for a little thank you.
The Paper is the new Dreaming Big Workshop your way from the Seasonal Expression booklet.
I used the Shin Han Markers to color the images which I had stamped in Slate ink.
I made a matching card featuring the Tea cup to write a message in.
Lots of 3D Foam tape adds interest along with the sequins & twine which are included in the kit.
Hope you like it - make sure you visit my website to get yours, Love Sara xxx


Thursday, March 02, 2017

March Planner Page

Here are some of my fun feathered friends from the March title page of my CTMH planner.
I used both of the shimmer brushes just like last month - Gold on any yellow areas and the Clear shimmer brush pretty much everywhere else.
The ShinHan Blender allows me to add highlights to some areas to give me even more depth of color.
Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fun 'Bunny' cards

Look at these adorable cards made with the February Stamp of the month. I am showing you on the first photo how I masked the baby bunny after I stamped him and then stamped his big sister over the top. Then when I removed the mask the larger bunny looks like she is standing behind her little brother :O)
I used CTMH watercolor paints to shade the background and CTMH watercolor pencils to color in the bunnies.

The second card was made by my good friend Heidi Witt and she was kind enough to make me one too - She used the ShinHan alcohol markers to color in her bunny and it is adorable.

Hope you like these and that it inspires you too. Order your February Stamp of the Month at sarabatkin.ctmh.com


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cut Above Scrapbook Kits

I uploaded a video showing the Cut Above Kits - Always & Forever and Little One

The beauty of technology won't let me upload it directly to this Blog !!!!!!   but I can give you the link to my Facebook page so you can watch it there - Im so sorry for doing it this way but unless there is  a'techie' out there who can help, then this is my only option lol

So 'CLICK HERE' to watch the video :O)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Sale - One Day Only

EEK - I love when Close To My Heart does this :O)
They are having a one day sale just for Valentine's Day - does it get an 'sweeter' tham that??

Anyway - check out my website at 5pm EST today for the deals. The sale will run until 5pm EST February 15th - so just 24 hours to get all of those goodies.
Don't miss out xxx
sarabatkin.ctmh.com

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

February CTMH Planner Page

Coloring for adults - its a perfect way to de-stress and relax.
AND LOOK how pretty my February planner page is.  Totally Adorbs!!!


I used the markers you can see at the edge of the page and again used the shimmer brushes in clear and gold to highlight areas of the feathers.
I absolutely love this page and had so much fun coloring it.
there are just a few left on clearance on my website so don't wait to get yours xxxx

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Its the Perfect time to join CTMH and be a member of my Legacies Of Love Team

Wooohoo - what a wonderful opportunity to join Close To My Heart as a member of the 
Legacies of Love Team and get all the benefits that my team enjoys.


Februay is a perfect time to sign up with or re-sign with Close To My Heart 

Sign up for $75 and receive the kit worth over $200 PLUS a credit for select product worth $50 PLUS the February, March and April Stamps of the Month ( value almost $54)

OR

Re-sign for $50 without the kit and still receive a credit for select product worth $50 PLUS the February, March and April Stamps of the Month ( value almost $54)

The choice is yours x

Visit my website SaraBatkin.ctmh.com to join my Legacies Of Love Team and enjoy the team privileges plus an additional gift from me 

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hello Lovely Cards


So love these patterns in the Hello Lovely Workshop your Way.
I added the stamps set A1192 Happy Heart (this set is available in French and Spanish versions) 
for the sentiment which I stamped using Flaxen ink and the heart image in Sorbet ink.
I used the Journalling pen to draw the stitching around the edge.
The flowers were cut at 2.75" and the leaves at 1"
For a fun accent I used the CTMH Mini Stapler and Mini Staples - totally in love with this - at the edges of the New England Ivy cardstock piece.
I think the end result is really pretty and I hope you like it too x
Love Sara xxx

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January - CTMH Planner page

Oooohhhhh - I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I'm having with the CTMH planner page 
I used the ShinHan Touch alcohol markers and the CTMH Shimmer pen in Clear and Gold 
and Im in love with it.
I've tilted the page so you can see how the light catches the shimmer.
 I also added Liquid glass to the dots on the leaves :O)
I used this combination of colors as I love the gradation of hues which you can create
by layering these markers.
Hope you love it too and if you don't have yours yet (we are still in January so there is still time)
visit my website and order yours - they are discounted so don't wait - PLUS these discounted items will count towards that gorgeous wreath which you can get FREE :O)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hello Lovely Scrapbook Double Layout

I thought I would share the pretty layout I just made featuring the Hello Lovely Workshop Your Way.
I am a fool for these flowers and delicate designs 
and this paper is just perfect for layouts for family, friends, weddings, 
get togethers, engagements, girls and in my opinion pretty much every occasion :O)

The Workshop comes with the gorgeous new pink shimmery ribbon and gold gems 
and the matching compliments. Everything you need to make a complete projects.
I added small amounts of Gold Glitter Paper and then went to town coloring in the 
flowers with the clear Shimmer Brush.
A little direct to paper ink distressing with Whisper ink and you have the perfect layout xx
Hope you like it as much as I do - love Sara xx

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Welcome Home Wreath

OMG - I can't tell you how excited I am to share this stunning wreath which is the January special from Close To My Heart. I am totally in love with it. And there are 4 ways you can get it !!!

  1. You can buy for $18.95—no qualifying purchase required! 
  2. You can get it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase!
  3. You can get it FREE  by hosting a party that reaches $250 in sales
  4. Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!


Here is mine - I sponged ink onto the edges of the green and blue pieces and colors the white roses with a clear shimmer brush which i had tinted with a few drops of sorbet reindeer. I also used a second shimmer brush tinted with sea glass reindeer to color the edge of the Welcome piece. Even though the kit comes with gold foil 'centers' for the flowers I wanted more dimension so I colored White enamel gems with a yellow marker and then added them to the center of the flowers.

I absolutely love the fact that you can put whatever you like on the banner piece as you receive a full alphabet - you could out your family name or Spring or Summer, Welcome  or whatever word makes you happy.

Don't miss out xxx Love Sara xxx 

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