Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Mini Album

Prickly Pear Mini Album by Sara
Prickly Pear Mini Album by Sara
How cute is this - I love this paper more and more and this is perfect for adding cute little  photos to this adorable mini album - perfect for carrying in your purse :O)
Again I used the Prickly Pear Workshop your way and added in the matching cardstock pack for the additional colors of hardtack which co-ordinate with this fun paper.
Head on over to my website at https://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx and order yours today and I will send you the cutting guide for free :O)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prickly Pear Cards

Here are some fun birthday cards which i designed using the fun Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way and added Red glitter cardstock (you could use red shimmer trim if you preferred) 
I also added the fun Birthday words stamp set B1537 Birthday Sparkles and used the words and the fun background image ( behind the sequins on card number 3)/
Card number 2 would be prefect for the man in your life as it has more of a masculine feel.
Head on over to my website at https://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx to order your Prickly Pear WYW and red shimmer trim and when I see your order pop up - I will send you the cutting guide for free  :0)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Prickly Pear Scrapbook Layout

Prickly Pear Scrapbook Layout by Sara
This layouts makes me want to run out to my backyard and sit in the sunshine with my friends so that I can take photos to go onto it. 
It is so stinkin' cute !!

These cacti are just adorable and are one of the trendiest images around right now - and you all know that Starbucks has come out with a Prickly Pear drink but we at CTMH beat them with this paper so maybe they got the idea from us hahahaha :O)
I added the ridden for texture and stamped the adorable border along the top of the photo mats.
Hope you like it so head over to my website at https://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx to order the Prickly Pear Workshop your way and Red Shimmer trim or Red Glitter Paper and as soon as I see the order pop up in my system I will send you the cutting guide :0)
Love Sara xxxx

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It's Stampaganza !!!!


I'm so excited to Announce that it is STAMPAGANZA time and you all know what that means !!!
Buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value completely FREE :o)
WOOOHOOO - and in addition to all of the stamp sets in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and the Season Expressions booklet, we have the 2 additional pages of limited edition stamp sets.

Oh I am soooooo stocking up as I love these and its only during the month of July.


AND it gets even better  -  join my team and you can get the entire January through December Word Puzzle stamp sets completely free when you join my team in July and have sales of at least $300 by August 31st.  Thats over $215 of free stamp sets !!!
Visit my website to join or to order your free stamp sets

I can's wait for you to be a part of my team and get the benefits that my team get - Love Sara xxx

Monday, July 10, 2017

July Planner Page

Oh I nearly forgot to post this and look how cute it is !!!! I loved coloring these little fishes and used the ShinHan Markers laid along the edge of the photo.
Lots of colors :0)
I added the shimmer brush and liquid glass to different areas of the page for shimmer and sparkle and shine.
Hope you like it xx
Love Sara

Monday, July 03, 2017

Love Scrapbook Layout

This is my Scrapbook Layout for the CTMH Convention Layout Contest last week.
I was beyond thrilled when I won one of 10 top prizes.

The theme was "Who tells your story" and could be of a past or present event.
The entire base of the layout and the flowers were made of white cardstock which I tinted using Sapphire, Sorbet and Lagoon Re-inker in the CTMH Spray Pens.
I heavily distressed the 2nd layer of white cardstock with the Edge Distresser and embossed vertical line using the embossing tool.
The leave and most of the flowers came from the CTMH Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.
I used the matching Sapphire, Sorbet and Lagoon cardstock for the photo mats.
The word LOVE was cut using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge
I was so happy with the finished result and even happier that it won xx Hope you like it as much - Love Sara xxx

Friday, June 23, 2017

No Worries Scrapbook Class


This is my favorite layout from our How To Books and I think it works just perfectly with this 'No Worries' paper pack,
This is my class for next month and I cant eat to teach it. I love the basket weave design on the cashmere paper and the stamping and matching embellishments are fabulous.
Ive used the stitch guide to piece the white photo mats which add a fun texture to them.
Hope you like it and I would love you to join my class xx
If you cant make my class and would like to make this for yourself - head over to my website at https://sarabatkin.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx to order the No Worries Workshop your way, matching stamp sets and the Green Triangles and I will send you the cutting guide for free :o) 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

No Worries Card Class

I am beyond in love with this beach themed 'No Worries' paper pack and matching embellishments.
These re the 3 cards I am teach at next months class and I'm so excited. I have to confess to stockpiling this paper as it is perfect for all vacations, beach, cruise, lakeside, just sitting the in the sunshine in the back yard !!!!
If you would like to take my class with me let me know and it you live too far away and purchase the kit - I will mail you the cutting guide :O)
Hope you like it xxx  Love Sara  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Save 25% on cardstock

Available in single colors ( pick your school colors or maybe a color themed wedding ) or the combination packs ( great way to get 2 sheets of co-ordinationing cardstock ) or the mini combination packs ( these match the themed papers in the Season Expressions booklet ) until June 30th  Reduced price will be reflected when you have added it to your cart xxx

Monday, June 05, 2017

June Planner Page


I love the combination of these cooler colors - blues and greens with the pale peach and yellows - I think its really soothing.
I am loving playing with these pages.  Hs anyone else got photos of their completed pages ???

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


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