Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Cute card

Here is a link to my latest tutorial using the November Stamp of the Month from 
Close To My Heart.
It is such a pretty card - perfect for a birthday, get well or as a thinking of you card xx
Click on the link below and I hope you enjoy it  - Love Sara xxx

https://www.facebook.com/SaraBatkinCTMHLegaciesOfLove/videos/1556361644401343/

Monday, October 30, 2017

Punny Pals


OMG I had to share this stinkin’ cute card I made using the monkey from the Punny Pals stamp set. 
These monkeys are so adorable and this set of fun animals and sayings help Operations Smile - a non-profit organization which provides surgeries to repair cleft palates and lips around the world. 
There is an additional cardmaking kit in addition to this set which is only available for a few more days so if you like and want it please visit my website at SaraBatkin.ctmh.com and help us to raise funds for this worthy cause 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Christmas Cards

Ooh look how much fun this cute card is !!!!!
This  Christmas card uses the adorable Beary Christmas paper from Close to my heart - along with the matching embellishments. I am totally in love with the sparkly Christmas lights glitter chipboard piece.I used the watercolor pencils to add the color to the ornament and bitty sparkles add more sparkle.I used Black ink for the hanging loop and the actual ornament and Cranberry for the Ribbon. Silver Shimmer Trim completed the look along with 3D foam tape of dimension.
 Here is the set and it features a wreath make up of the words from Oh Holy Night - which you can see on the banner section of the stamp - perfect for popping up on 3D foam tape.
The snowglobe is perfect for adding more bitty sparkles on those snowflake dots.
 And here is  cute 4"x 4" card which features the Basics Fundamentals stripe paper and I have added White Shimmer Trim to every other white stripe. Grey twine tied 3 times across the top of the card add texture and the 3D foam tape behind the stamped area and its mat gives dimension.
I used New England Ivy ink to stamp the tree and colored it with the Golden Yellow ShinHam marker. I then added Liquid Glass over the marker to make them shine.
Well I hope I inspired you to make Christmas cards of your own - so here is the list of items I used.
You will find them on my website so click on any of the list and it will take you right there - Love Sara xxx
Shimmer Trim
Beary Christmas Workshop
Bitty Sparkles
Liquid Glass
Watercolor Pencils
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Grey Twine
Ink
3D Foam Tape

December 2nd 2017

If you have ever wondered what its like to be part of my Close To My Heart life and would like to take part in an corporate event for a few hours on December 2nd - please message me as soon - we have just a few openings for us to be able to bring a guest. I know they will be filled very very quickly x

Monday, October 02, 2017

Share a smile

This is the charity which CTMH supports and for which I was so blessed to be able to raise $2500 with my artwork at Convention in June. That's 10 children who were able to have surgery just because I made a scrapbook in a box and due to the generosity of the lady who bought it.
We have a wonderful special offer in October with a cute card kit (32 cards) and fun matching thin cuts to run through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot embossing machine.
Visit my website at sarabatkin.ctmh.com and choose the "Share a Smile' Card Kit along with the Punny Pals stamp set - round up your donation and make a difference to a childs life  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cat & Bats card class

These 2 cards and the fun gift box turned out even cuter than I had hoped - The matching Cats & Bats stamp set was just perfect for these. All items are available on my website at sarabatkin.ctmh.com
Hope you love them x

Cats & Bats Scrapbook Layout


Oh my goodness - how stinking cute is this double layout. I added in the Pocket Plus (Design 4) page protector to be able to add some additional photo and journalling areas 
and I am thrilled with the result.
I am loving the fun paper designs, the fun colored Dots, Compliment set with its lovely black glitter die cuts, badge buttons and black shimmer trim - all in the Cats & Bats Workshop Your Way.

Order yours today at sarabatkin.ctmh.com along with the Pocket Plus page protectors and I will email you the cutting guide :0)

Hope you like it - Love Sara xxx

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Feel so Blessed Stamp of the month card

Hello my friends - I know I have been missing for a few weeks but my excuse is that I have been creating artwork like CRAZY so now have lots to post :0)

This first card I am totally obsessed with - I love the colors !!!
I used the Black Memento ink as it is perfect when your are painting and using alcohol markers.
I used the Shinhan tour markers to color in the feathers and the words then I took the CTMH watercolor paints and added the color behind the words with very light colors and then the fun started. I loaded up my brush gin and spotted it over the crd stock. Love the way it turned out. Black and gold ribbon and black gems totally finished this and I love it :o)

Hope you like it too - Love Sara x

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't forget..............

.......................  it is the last week of the last month of the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book from Close To My Heart.
Items are selling out fast so head on over to my website at sarabatkin.ctmh.com to grab those goodies before they are gone.
Don't Forget - It's still Stampaganza time which means for every 2 stamps sets you order, you'll receive a third set absolutely FREE !!!

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

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